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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • Today however, I would like to present a few suggestions on how man's
    • of anthroposophical truths shall occupy us today.
    • inner spiritual development needs to change his everyday occupation in
    • would lead too far today to disclose the ways and means by which the
    • today you will be tomorrow.” He who believes in reincarnation must
    • In pondering the demands everyday life makes it becomes clear that it
    • short period of time every day. This short time, which is needed and
    • world unites us with sensuality and the ordinary everyday world. All
    • Their content must be true not only for today, yesterday, a century or
    • Such sentences must not occupy us one or two days, but weeks, months
    • proclaims day by day are part of a vast spiritual world panorama that
    • day. This is the secret of the spiritual investigator that the immense
    • schools today because it is an intimate teaching process that takes
    • crowd the scene today, it has become necessary to present a picture of
    • say today might be considered as difficult to understand by some, and
    • teaching; today we have reached a stage in evolution of humanity in
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • strange that something like our theme today, which touches so
    • strongly on current everyday issues, could be considered from the
    • today which looks to the very greatest enigmas of human existence. In
    • everyday events. People consider it, in both a good and a bad sense,
    • questions which play into our day-to-day thinking and into our
    • day-to-day striving and hope.
    • today — how could it be that these, too, should not be judged
    • here about the social question, today we want to speak from a great
    • everyday life, and which since then, has transformed the whole of our
    • practicality of which is doubted today by no one — came at that
    • — in matters of the issues of the day — to those who,
    • ‘done thing’ since the days of yore, these are the really
    • also today as a vehicle which carries the answers to many questions
    • — and also for our question today. For this reason anyone who
    • our culture, for today this is simply a fact. There are opponents to
    • today, very many women graduates stand in the world, in no way less
    • is no one today who would not be affected in some way by the
    • said about the difference between man and woman! Everywhere today you
    • generally in present day literature: ‘Zur Kritik der
    • and there are still such peoples today, in which the woman, in the
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • vegetarian. Today, so the argument goes, a diet of vegetables
    • subjects concerning spiritual life. It may be permissible today,
    • everyday life.
    • the purpose of today's lecture and the intention behind it. We are
    • diet. Today, an extreme diet of meat naturally brings its
    • Naturally, it is the task of men today to
    • diet will be valued much more highly than is the case today. Then
    • investigate such matters knowing that what they believe today to be
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • night and sleep during the day. Of this we can be convinced in a
    • during the day, that is to say, one can become clairvoyant and see
    • sleep as regards the outer physical world; daytime consciousness at
    • man actually sleeps by day, that is to say he is not in the real sense
    • the waking life of day, our will is influenced only in an indirect
    • of will sleeps by day; the life of thought sleeps by night.
    • by day.
    • awake. During the day he is awake in respect of his intellect; during
    • can become active and effective. In his ordinary life today man is
    • the intellect which is awake by day, lies the sphere of aesthetic
    • appreciation which is continuously present in man. During the day man
    • able to dream a little even by day when we are awake; we must be able
    • sleep-consciousness. Human beings need also to dream by day if they do
    • required. Midway between the two poles of night dreaming and day
    • Astral Plane when by day we give ourselves up to a thought —
    • us today in his waking state and we observe him with the eye of
    • described today as the result of the most scrupulously careful occult
    • in our day; these achievements are essential for the welfare and the
    • in modern life. In those days they made use of all kinds of growing
    • whereas today men must build with broken fragments. All the culture of
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • TODAY
    • can be extremely useful in everyday life. This usefulness, which is not
    • Now let's consider nervousness. It is well-known today that there are
    • today. There are whole branches of learning that are taught in such a way
    • practicing for fifteen minutes a day to pay attention to the way he forms
    • the evening after the day's work they are generally too tired to be
    • things we do out of habit. Nowadays, people only alter their handwriting
    • is another way. We can observe from day to day how he acts and speaks
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • Today I would like to address myself to a subject specifically
    • of our day. Misunderstandings can easily arise especially with a
    • subject like the one chosen today, because the opinion is far too
    • humanity pertains to the subject of today's lecture, that is, Christ
    • concerns human souls today when they consider higher aspects of life.
    • Today my task is to show how the spiritual investigator must regard
    • particular it is most important to come to terms with present-day
    • conditions different from those of today. Just as in the individual
    • the same as ours are today. Human development passes through various
    • Mankind's life today, in contrast, is mechanical, cut off from the
    • cultic rites intended to transform the everyday life of soul, these
    • In the mysteries man's soul life was not regarded as it is today. In
    • the words, “In everyday life, when I use my body to connect myself
    • during his physical existence. Even today one may be a spiritual
    • the public than are the principles of spiritual science. Today I can
    • advanced today, spiritual science is not easy. It assumes that before
    • know God in the depths of my own soul.” Today, however, each human
    • necessity today. Spiritual science not only tries to lead us to
    • Thus, I have tried to day to take my start from the evolution of
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • Actually, today we face another world, a world that will become
    • understood today, it will be gradually realized how necessary it is to look
    • we try to find them again today.
    • evolution and the primal element in man's soul. Today much of it is damaged
    • connected with simple plays like the one we have seen today even though it
    • Modern man can experience this again today when he contemplates the Mystery
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • external to their bodily structure. These conditions must some day be
    • to-day. We will restrict ourselves to the normal development of man by
    • described to-day from a certain standpoint in their influence on human
    • beings of that day were in an exalted state of consciousness. In the
    • May that Darkness as it is to-day
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • should be painfully conscious that we have eyes. Today, however,
    • quieting and harmonizing of our senses so that today we can use them
    • the case. Then the single organs live selflessly within us. Our everyday
    • reason why illness results from the selfishness of our organs. Today we
    • organs. Someday these relations of the outer world with our organs will
    • archangels today; “Thou has brought thinking, feeling and willing,
    • Christian, although many representatives of Christianity today would
    • consummation of the Mystery of Golgotha.” Theologians of today no
    • I wished to explain this today in order that upon another occasion in the
    • In the early days, when we were working at spiritual science in Germany,
    • Golgotha! Then, perhaps, that will appear the most Christian that today is
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • often happens today, then prejudice will be heaped upon prejudice when
    • Nowadays it very often happens that as soon as one begins to say this
    • upon the concentration of thinking, begin just where our everyday
    • in everyday life (but are nevertheless there) so that they become
    • world. To say this is held against one nowadays, even more so than any
    • vague talk of “spirit” in general. Many people today feel the
    • be presented concretely and in detail. It is acceptable today to speak of
    • today to speak of concrete details and facts encountered upon entering
    • — devotion felt in everyday life and in life's special moments as
    • The soul-spiritual core of our being, which is hidden in everyday life
    • It is still perfectly understandable today that people have a bias
    • felt in human culture today in the same way as the new natural
    • scientific knowledge did in its day. Spiritual science wants to
    • In his day, even Nicholas Copernicus, a canon of the Church, was
    • follows: “In those days people had religious prejudices against
    • revered as outstanding individuals. People of today who try to be
    • can stir human beings to their depths every hour of every day; they
    • even before His coming. Anyone saying that today would be accused of
    • soul to the spiritual world is tremendously different today than it
    • our cultural life today. Spiritual science is in full agreement with
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • most historians today concede that World War II was in part caused by
    • As it stands today, Rudolf Steiner's call to instate the Christ in His
    • SOME DAY WHEN THE BUILDING in Dornach that is dedicated to the
    • related in this world. To this day there has been much talk about
    • In yesterday's public lecture
    • prowess available to people in those days, but by something entirely
    • extent to which people in those days understood the Christ impulse
    • available to human beings in those days is not important, but rather
    • whose aura has been permeated by Christ. During the day's twenty-four
    • days from Christmas to the Epiphany. In ancient ages when, as you know
    • summer, when the earth is asleep. Therefore, St. John's midsummer-day
    • in this way, as if by natural initiation. Nowadays man must make a
    • whether her soul was inspired in the nights from the 25th day of
    • twelve or thirteen special days when the Christ impulse could have
    • such a sleep-like state in a human being. During the last few days
    • few days in the womb, then these days could also be days of natural
    • such a person would have to be born on the sixth day of January. Joan
    • of Arc was born on that day. It is her special mystery that she was
    • born on the 6th day of January and had spent the time from Christmas
    • to the day of Epiphany in a peculiar sleep-like state in the womb of
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • come here today for the opening of the group founded by our friend,
    • lacking in human society nowadays a quality that, in the sixth epoch,
    • this quality is perceptible in modern humanity. A man today must be
    • today by the sight of poverty, suffering and misery in the world, but
    • the well-being of the whole. Just as nowadays the well-being of a
    • of belief today will depend to a far, far higher degree than is the
    • case today, upon the single individuality. Spiritual science expresses
    • Collective beliefs that exist in so many forms today among the various
    • souls must unite with the spiritual. What is known as science today
    • epoch. Today we regard it as superstition when, let us say, a savage
    • materialistically but believes in immortality. We, today, knowing from
    • days were connected with the mysteries, men cultivated what
    • outer task of the second epoch. It would lead much too far today to
    • community between human beings means today. In our time the individual
    • nothing else. It is a painful experience in our day to see men
    • different countries and peoples shut themselves off today from one
    • epoch will be inspired, permeated by the spirit self. Today the man of
    • East into the dreadful events of today. A war has blazed up under the
    • today.
    • public lecture yesterday I mentioned the great philosopher Soloviev,
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • woman of to-day — or, in order not to be one-sided, of a man of
    • to-day who grows angry, really angry, and has evil thoughts in respect to
    • transmitted hereditarily in the stereotyped manner of to-day.
    • forms. To-day, we are still able to move our hands and our face can still
    • is a good person and that is an evil one. Just as to-day we know that
    • that the materialistic world-conception shall one day assume real shape
    • of to-day would surely protest, if they were to be looked upon as prophets.
    • truth, for one day this will be true. The materialists of to-day are
    • is followed also in the future! Unless the human beings of to-day take
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • The object of my remarks today on Spiritual Science, or Anthroposophy,
    • life of the present day, why such a movement is necessary. And it is easy to
    • up to our present day. Just cast an eye over all the changes which have
    • How different is the environment in which we find ourselves placed today
    • today, from infancy to old age, we obtain a very different picture from the
    • particular form to this life which compels us today to regard all questions
    • Just consider the education and schooling of today, how after passing
    • Only today are those questions taking on tangible form. Prime evidence of
    • of asking such questions today; in the domain of natural science they
    • future. Anyone today speaking about these consequences may appear to be
    • They would go to prove that many people of today believe that natural
    • the present day, and that many people might label the points to which I am
    • things which are being said today in this connection are a result of the same
    • scholars of future eras will some day have to expend much acumen. Goethe
    • different from faculties which are recognized today. I spoke about the
    • today everyone who earnestly strives can become, up to a certain
    • Strange as this may sound when compared with the ideas in vogue today,
    • Such things sound paradoxical today; many people find them absurd or
    • mineral kingdom. That element which is active extra-terrestrially today as
    • entirely natural for the epoch of human evolution in which we live today.
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • speak to-day, we in the fifth Post-Atlantean period of civilisation this
    • things are as yet little developed in present-day mankind. It is true
    • As I said again only the other day, that which calls itself Science
    • nowadays takes these things far too easily. Death, for the majority of
    • are connected with the disasters which have overtaken mankind to-day.
    • behold and see his fellow-men in new and ever changing ways. To-day,
    • which as you know, will continue into the third millennium. To-day men
    • truly inward way (which artists themselves often fail to do nowadays)
    • altogether different from what the men of today are as yet inclined to
    • stranger feelings in the man of to-day, who has indeed no inclination
    • the important thing today. I always feel it with intense pain when
    • examples, for the inclinations of mankind to-day frequently go in the
    • upon one to-day, if one is speaking in all earnestness and does not
    • uncomfortable to speak of actualities to-day. Many people find the
    • another man who speaks to them as they listen to him nowadays. They
    • mankind to-day, rising in rebellion against this need, is flinging out
    • of to-day. Alas, almost at once, everyone falls back into the old
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • way, especially in what we have to say today. In many if our basic
    • deceived today. Men today think the following: Well, today we live in
    • that there is more thinking nowadays than in the past. But this is an
    • illusion — one of the many illusions in which humanity lives today.
    • This comprehension on which people pride themselves today is mainly
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • of social instincts today, we must take into account that we live in
    • has to be overcome. Man has such a great inclination in our day to
    • anti-social forces are also present. What we must be able to do today
    • people of our present day consciousness during sleep. You are, in so
    • need to establish a counter-force. Indeed none was set. In our day,
    • a one-sided way. As men live nowadays, certain words (I will not say
    • which take this totality into account. I said yesterday in my public
    • the master, the other the slave. Then men were divided. Today we have
    • one day be taken seriously.
    • be nursed, must be consciously cared for. And in our day this becomes
    • It almost sounds paradoxical to say today that no clear conception of
    • because in our day a certain social order exists, an order belonging
    • so many days of labour of so many men. A number of men must have
    • completed so many days of work, so much human labour must have flowed
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • subjective views or aims. The purpose of the lecture yesterday was to
    • that time. I spoke of this in the lecture yesterday.
    • spiritual life. At the end of the lecture yesterday I spoke of a
    • going about masked as prophets to-day endeavouring to better the lot
    • yesterday, were endowed with the same gift. But if, with all the
    • ‘Goethe problem’ to-day is precisely this: to raise into
    • He himself was not capable of this, for culture in his day could give
    • itself to-day is that it had no real experience of the spirit, nor
    • highest importance is essential. But because between 1200 and the days
    • to-day invades the customary ways of thought with such devastating
    • beyond his reach in the days of Greece. This is of far greater
    • science, contenting himself — as often happens to-day — with what
    • mankind to-day between the elements of heredity and race and the
    • spirit, spirit, spirit. People are not shocked by this to-day; but
    • pulsation of the blood. But that is about as far as a he gets to-day.
    • in man to-day. He does not know — nor can it be expected of him and it
    • into human bodies to-day are directed more by geographical conditions,
    • as they were in the olden days. In our own time, the souls are
    • Social demands cannot nowadays be advanced in terms of the trivial
    • present-day humanity; they must make good what they have neglected in
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • We shall then see what a great impact on a person's everyday life these
    • Today I just want to draw your attention to some deeper aspect of the
    • what its connection is with ordinary everyday life.
    • still happens today — the forces that create organs in the physical body
    • super-sensible knowledge and man's everyday existence. Something
    • enough. Nowadays they have to be put into practice, for they are
    • outside, but you re-experience what you took in your younger days with
    • Nowadays this is of particular importance in teaching. In earlier times it
    • was not so important, for in those days the releasing was carried out by
    • But people are so little aware nowadays of what is at stake. For
    • learned. Comparing this with our present-day consciousness it would be
    • study of education. The important thing, today, is not to give would-be
    • today, however, is to give people a real knowledge of man, especially if
    • learned the rules. You will teach according to these rules, today, just as
    • you taught according to these rules yesterday and will teach according to
    • them tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. But if you are the artist kind
    • yesterday, today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow according to the
    • things have to be spoken about today. You cannot speak about these
    • things today in such a way that they can be put into so and so many
    • matter. That is why spiritual science is needed in actual life today,
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • Today I want to interpolate a theme which may possibly seem to you
    • today to consider certain matters which make for a better
    • members. But we will leave this aside today and think about something
    • is how the human as earthly being today is constituted.
    • have this day-consciousness only. For the solid body is permeated by
    • again the clear day-consciousness is permeated by the
    • soul. Passing from the clear day-consciousness to the
    • experiences belonging to the clear day-consciousness. Thought based on
    • the air body or the warmth-body, and the day-consciousness without
    • day-consciousness. But coming downwards we have the
    • But fundamentally speaking, the externalized thinking of today takes
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • I tried yesterday to give certain indications about the constitution
    • current today. It became clear to us that in order to build this
    • of study today and is alone recognized by modern science as organic in
    • yesterday, it is usual to take account only of the consciousness known
    • yesterday that dreams are essentially pictures or symbols of inner
    • science of today, and it is the one and only picture in which a really
    • I said yesterday actually underlies the outer tone conveyed in the
    • We come to the point of saying to ourselves that if today we allow
    • of the universe cannot speak, as so many speak today, of the
    • world-order. But today it is desired to keep this truth concealed and
    • based upon what is studied today in anatomy and physiology it will not
    • be realized by the man of today. Otherwise he must ever and again be
    • today and has already penetrated into the general consciousness of
    • men. Our world-view today is based upon Copernicanism. Until the year
    • developed into the Copernican system that is taught nowadays to every
    • exist today — in astrology and the like — are sheer
    • that of today, for it was based, not upon mathematical principles but
    • Entirely false ideas prevail today of how an earlier humanity acquired
    • entities, whereas we today regard them merely as physical structures.
    • Today, the sun is pictured as a globe of burning gas which radiates
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • case today, we make sincere endeavors to develop unbiased thinking, it
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • the sun and the mystery of Christ as the decadent present-day
    • Today, however, we will consider something which stood, in a sense, at the
    • right up to our own days — namely, to see the story of Christ Jesus and all
    • was moral in earlier stages also exists of course today. (The significance
    • modernday astronomy and other branches of natural science, and realize that
    • through space. We are able to look at the manger today in the right way
    • Christmas, in order to bring us into Christmas day, the day of Christ.
    • today as they were intended, as an affectionate Christmas greeting.
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • Let us begin to-day by considering certain questions connected with
    • which is never properly grasped in the present age. To-day we usually
    • to-day. We know from anthroposophical spiritual science how the
    • faculty existing to-day, which in its approach to the outer world
    • souls were indeed differently constituted than they are to-day,
    • different from that of to-day. Our astronomy is in a certain sense
    • even spoke with the individual planets, as we to-day speak merely from
    • one normal for us to-day. In ancient periods of human evolution people
    • the surrounding universe than does our waking life to-day. And the
    • To-day we often hear reference made to the mysterious matters
    • children to-day. They are nothing else; and their Mystery-character
    • To-day in our great learning we agree that we do not know what the
    • You can read to-day of the Philosopher's Stone, which was accounted
    • differently regarded than it is to-day. Again the historians of
    • we hold of them with our present-day abstract, theoretical grasp of
    • geometry with quite another soul-constitution than we have to-day,
    • something which most people now-a-days will not agree with. And it is
    • The forces of knowledge, faith and feeling that live in man to-day can
    • Christmas festival any meaning for most human beings nowadays? It is a
    • make the Mystery of Golgotha known to-day. We turn back from the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • and to-day I will ask your attention for one such specific question.
    • present day in this connection if we go back to earlier ages and
    • consciousness of to-day.
    • any satisfying conviction. In our day we are not accustomed to think of
    • order of our life; it leaves us free to go forward in everyday life as
    • It is inevitable that in our day all manner of confused and hazy
    • present-day mankind. What man meant in olden times when he spoke of
    • different from the processes that take place in man to-day, when he
    • in general has reached to-day. They wanted to protect the pupil from
    • We all accept to-day the so-called Copernican view of the universe.
    • we find the very same picture as we have to-day of man's place in the
    • knowledge to-day, freely spoken of by everyone, was in earlier times a
    • natural to us to-day, was for them on the other side of a Threshold that
    • march of progress; and we in these days have to think in an entirely
    • How was it that men of olden times feared knowledge which today is the
    • together” with it; he was as closely united with it as we are to-day
    • to-day. Self-consciousness has grown steadily stronger in the course of
    • we have to-day when we speak of “freedom” was not there for
    • himself — must necessarily, for present-day man, remain an ideal; an
    • in the field of astronomy or physics or chemistry to-day, or even only
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • still felt his thoughts as we today feel sense-impressions, he was
    • the ocean-depths of the soul that man bears the sun-nature today. It
    • Today, of course, it must be realized that the old instinctive wisdom
    • first time in the days of Constantine, had destroyed. Countless
    • enunciated as a categorical truth in every book of physics today. But
    • Legends are still extant, even today, among; those who are initiated
    • will vanish into the darkness of the East. It is wrongful today to
    • in darkness — it waits for the light of the West. But today men are
    • to-day; it is present but it is shrouded in darkness. It must drawn
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • knowledge of Man's relation to the universe, and today we would like
    • we have today when we say A, B, C, without any
    • When today, in various societies ‘the lost archetypal word’ is
    • poured out over the matter-of-factness of life. In speaking today, Man
    • sentences uttered today, represent the mere shreds of that primordial
    • Today we distinguish the consonant from the vowel element in speech. I
    • Man in the days of ancient civilization uttered the name of a God in
    • instinctive consciousness of those ancient days. In the alphabet we
    • spheres, and that was his cosmic name. And in those ancient days men
    • consciousness in an abstract way by consecrating individual days to
    • the spiritual cosmos. By being born on a particular day of the year we
    • should receive the name of the saint whose day it is on the calendar.
    • those olden days was one and the same thing. The wisdom in the
    • learning contained in any branch of knowledge today, which is built up
    • which in earlier days, existed in instinctive clarity. Today grammar
    • find that grammar was not the abstract subject it is today but that
    • astronomy. Arithmetic was not taught as the abstraction of today, but
    • looked upon differently from how it is done today. I will give you a
    • How does one picture 1, 2, 3 to oneself today? It is done by thinking
    • piling them up. In olden days one did not count in this way. A start
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  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • that I want to speak today.
    • again is only an external account. Today we will try to arrive at a
    • must always have recourse for our descriptions. Today, however, we
    • structures, radiantly present in the astral body in the first days of
    • strange to the habitual ideas of today. By the time we have grown to
    • Of all that thus goes on within the human being, people today know
    • the words with emphasis, for all these things, of which people today are
    • independently and yet side by side for modern consciousness today, are
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • facts of everyday life.
    • physical body — nowadays the object of purely external observation.
    • For the most part to-day, man regards his bodily health from a purely
    • it strongly present in man to-day?
    • better understanding of the etheric body than he has to-day. Indeed,
    • instead of feeling the reality of the etheric body, he is nowadays apt
    • experiences in earlier times — remain unconscious in man to-day, for
    • To-day it is the case that most people only gaze, and this does not
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    • nowadays we live in a time in which conscious inner life must replace them.
    • What would happen nowadays if a man were to give himself up entirely to
    • Though not of course in the abstract, intellectual manner of today, the
    • people these days, did not exist among those working for initiation in the
    • today, through the exercise of observation and logic. Rather, people had to
    • concepts of today but experienced pictures — pictures that intellectual
    • Ancient man knew that reality expressed itself in things which today are
    • not yet possess the intellectual consciousness which we have today. In
    • those days this was only developed immediately after death. And people
    • three days after death. There lies the peculiarity, that in ancient times
    • men had a dreamy pictorial consciousness on earth, whereas nowadays we have
    • past ages of human development, whereas today after death we have the
    • time, and is still in force today. But the experience of Christ in man is
    • essential to our own day. It takes its place alongside the injunction
    • soul-constitution of the present day and that which prevailed in times
    • properly, man would not arrive at his full humanity. Today we face
    • further down into the subhuman. In ancient days things could be left
    • undone; today destruction follows. Then, not to become a candidate for life
    • was an omission; today a man destroys, through his own humanity, something
    • own life. In past ages he merely left something undone; by doing so today
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    • earthly life. And this is what I would like to speak about today.
    • conscious manifestation. Today I would like to describe to you the
    • the course of today's considerations you will begin to understand how
    • night processes predominate over the day processes. You could say
    • inborn consumption, as I have just described. In such cases, the day
    • Today, even if we know something, we are usually unable to do
    • inhalation, nourishing, the excessively strong day
    • the spirit too strongly, excessively strong day processes
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    • medicine because today the claims for scientific validity are actually
    • Fundamentally speaking, we are already confronting today a kind of
    • today as insignificant, but not treated in that way by a large part of
    • all today but in older medicine it was widely used. This antimony mirror,
    • organization. And just yesterday I was able to explain to you how there is
    • be used today in the entire world. The pharmacy produces the remedies
    • today — to bring about processes leading to healing. Especially in this
    • soul-spiritual (mental-psychological) influences, This is being done today but
    • I really could only present the principles aphoristically to you today.
    • do two days ago during the lecture on eurythmy. I would have to invite
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    • Lecture given in London, 2nd September, 1923 on the day of the
    • Man, in accomplishing his work from day to day and from year to year, works
    • and underwent by day and while awake, as though they were to form a
    • active every day from morning until night, but to the fact that you were
    • day but rather that we owe it to the night. This is the truth. It is
    • automatic than it is today.
    • our awakening. It stays there always, and if by day — in the present
    • even as the Ego lives and works in it by day. Likewise the astral
    • human Ego dwells in waking life by day. Moreover in the breathing organs
    • as to our ether-body, even in our day-waking life we are not able to
    • Man therefore, seen in his totality, both in his earthly life by day
    • today. They lived rather in etheric bodies, yet for the men who lived
    • As you will readily understand, my dear Friends, the science of today,
    • see in memory the experiences I underwent from day to day, but there
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    • It has not been possible for me to speak to you on the last two days. But
    • today — the day when the Michael mood of dedication must pour its light
    • able to say today what I desire particularly to say to you on the occasion
    • Michael Thoughts, of which today men have no more than a dim feeling, has
    • considerations a little further, and that is what I want to do today.
    • the being of whom I have been speaking to you today — all those with whom
    • Because this is so, my dear friends, I have made the effort today to
    • not sufficient for more today. May the words so speak to your soul that you
    • Mankind. Therefore let my words to you today be these:
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    • living teaching of the Risen Christ: resurrection. Today it lies in the
    • receive these communications in a state of mind resembling today's
    • found in Plato that this was indeed so in ancient times. Today we can
    • of such a kind, that people — strange as it may seem today
    • — knew nothing of death. It may seem strange to you today, yet
    • unconscious and subconscious in man, as in the case since the days of
    • of the intellect. Ahriman has not lost all hope today that he will
    • Ahriman exists today only in the teachings like those that stream
    • Today we would know nothing at all concerning the gods, for we would
    • intellectualism. Today we must return to a knowledge of esoteric
    • awakened through the Gospels. Today very little is said concerning an
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    • time. The Christian type of his days, not the individual personal
    • by a certain artificial note which was the fashion in those days. The
    • that this effect is undiminished today, proves that Shakespeare was
    • today.
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    • fashion in those days. The great character-plays, which were to
    • fact that this effect is undiminished today proves that
    • characters must have been much greater than today.
    • case today, will the effect of Shakespeare's art be ever
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    • there it would be evil. That which without any doubt is evil today
    • The fructification of Manes is today the Life of men. The Form is what
    • and Evil will form a far greater contrast than they do today. What
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    • will prove. Even when the man who lives in this every-day world does
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    • put to direct application in everyday life, and we may sometimes be
    • inclined to feel it all rather remote from everyday life. But this is
    • And so we will study again to-day the life that takes its course
    • with a concept, an idea, that is rather remote from present-day
    • People to-day still find difficulty in acquiring knowledge of the
    • today no spiritual understanding of the physical world. One
    • mention this in parenthesis only. What I have said to-day about
    • moment of waking not immediately to come into the bright daylight but
    • The sudden brightness of daylight is disturbing. In the cities, of
    • by the daylight but also even before waking by the noise of the
    • time during the day; then if you go to bed at ten o'clock at night
    • What the dead say comes out of our own soul. The life of day draws
    • out of the infinite sorrow with which the present days are fraught
    • thoughts as have been described to-day, that we let our mind dwell on
    • have come upon us. Only a very few men to-day have insight into this
    • connection; but insight will most surely come in the future. To-day
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    • gentlemen. Today we will add to what we have heard on previous
    • other day how we can observe human beings. We do not need to
    • explained to you in the last few days, blood flows everywhere.
    • Nowadays we find
    • being. The really criminal thing is that nowadays people monkey
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    • are regarded as lower. At the present day it is impossible to speak
    • about many significant things of this kind, because today prejudices
    • could not be disseminated as it can be today. Aristotle could speak
    • not be outlined today before a considerable gathering of people. They
    • today, and other things even more. Nowadays, when human beings have
    • exist in the human being today, are in a way separate and stationary
    • Moon. Such an atavistic falling back into Moon-visions must today be
    • belongs. It does not do so if today, as an atavistic vision, it is
    • sense-organs which today is possessed only to this degree by the
    • properly understood. Nowadays man is regarded more or less as a
    • specialisation in which it lives today, at the present stage in the
    • soul? What do present-day physiologists know about these delicate
    • be in reading anything by present day writers on aesthetics, who only
    • Man (1795). It was a time given more to abstractions. Today we
    • nineteenth century up to the present day. But it must be realised
    • one day give man the impetus to develop beyond earth-existence. But
    • thought today that when anyone makes a logical statement that can be
    • today. Crystallography and, at a stretch, mineralogy are still real
    • that can be asked and answered. There is no time today for a complete
    • had not developed the kind of thinking we have today. The Greeks were
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    • most Germans today.
    • correct (though I was not one of them), but today it can give us a
    • enlightened spirit — and today it is quite impossible. If
    • present-day men were not so superficial, many things would be felt
    • It seems as if present-day man is not properly able to share what
    • present-day men. An intimate older friend of mine, Karl Julius
    • man's spiritual history than people can realise today. The period
    • develop today about the structure of society — although Goethe in
    • present in even the most outstanding figures today; and it would be
    • present-day men and can really speak only through the medium of
    • that in those days the very last remnant, the last echo of the old
    • so important today. Take, for example, Schiller's way of approaching
    • is not dealing with the social question in a present-day sense.
    • Today, when the social question is under review, it is usual to leave
    • a matter of course. Today it is said: If we bring about a right social
    • society. But this was no longer effective. In those days beautiful,
    • life, but the power to achieve real results was not in it. And today's
    • way. Today he concentrates everything upon a single power in himself,
    • Present-day man takes little account of either pole. Revelation —
    • not believe in it. Most people today, when they have grey hair and
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    • is a dream-life. Even in daytime the life of feeling pervades our
    • days of crude observation is not generally noticed. The impression
    • of fulfillment of our destiny. If we have some experience today, then
    • Tomorrow will be my wedding day!”
    • Tomorrow will be my wedding day!”
    • At early dawn, at break of day,
    • produced within present day culture we may well say that about 99 per
    • from epoch to epoch. We today, for example, are quite unhappy if at
    • age to age; and today we stand at the starting point of a time when
    • that many people today suffer a great deal from conditions of soul
    • caught in the toils of present day education when they hear it said:
    • Impulse. From the point of view of history as conceived today, it is
    • It must be said that even theologians today often speak of the Christ
    • very much as the Hebrews of old or the Jews today speak of their
    • Jahve. I told you a few days ago how one could take Harnack's book,
    • this point relate the needs of the present day to certain powers of
    • spiritual world; the body dies away beneath us. So will it be one day
    • the Earth bears upon her today the unmistakable signs of old age; she
    • upon today is working counter to the ageing of the Earth. Awareness of
    • zenith — far from it! For example, you can find today in the
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    • time a perception, just as we today have a perception of colours or
    • We take earthly life today as the basis of our ideas and concepts and
    • was in the days of Greece, but for all that it is still possible to
    • civilised life today. The task before us is to begin once again to
    • a very important part in olden days. But the onward progress of
    • working in us nowadays. Naturally the Saturn forces work in us, just
    • basis of the morbid nervous symptoms which are so common nowadays. Our
    • materialism today man has become an earthworm. He must rise above this
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    • Today we will continue this line of thought for certain other facts
    • things are not yet entirely clear to science today, but from what is
    • are a little expensive nowadays1 — still, you can buy
    • description. True, the description has been given imperfectly today;
    • is not easily incorporated in our memory. After three days all that we
    • body after death disappears after three days. For it is the same
    • about three days. The period varies; you can read about this in my
    • but we remember for approximately three days — that is to say, so
    • flown away after three days, if he does not make every effort to bring
    • could at most talk about it on the very next day. Afterwards it would
    • days after our death.
    • there. If today you feel religious, there is active within you what
    • vanishes after a few days. It only does not do so if we bring it down
    • present day will not admit. A little while ago, in Berlin, I had been
    • required! But such wisdom, unhappily, is widespread nowadays. You see
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    • transform themselves into what they become in most young people today.
    • people are powerless today — have grown more and more powerless
    • what one learns through astronomy and astrophysics today, if they cram
    • What we have spoken about here today is of the utmost pedagogical
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    • schools and their ramifications and I think it right today to bring this
    • days connected in the Church Calendar with the Christmas Festival —
    • the Epiphany. The lecture today, therefore, will be more in the nature of a
    • survived of the good old Freemasonry takes the form nowadays of charitable
    • Spirituality in those days was directed to reality; whereas our epoch
    • spirit are called upon to climb one day to the highest stages of
    • around you today. Just as the mineral world, the plant world and the animal
    • edifice would one day become the content of his soul.
    • chaos. People nowadays may be inclined to jeer at “empty
    • form, however belong to the whole. The state of affairs today is that the
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    • day unless we have practised special exercises of the soul. A
    • in the light of day. But when they are in the third condition
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    • N present-day anthroposophical life we must begin to develop an art which
    • were based on a quite different kind of knowledge from that of to-day,
    • to-day. We have to learn to find again a deeper and deeper meaning in
    • reality. To-day we shall consider the human etheric body, describing
    • But to-day we shall look back at what is left behind in bed when a
    • detach themselves, a few days after man's death, as etheric body from
    • have said during the day, from waking to falling asleep — but in
    • what is spoken during the day. (The same thing happens during every
    • sleep, even during a daytime nap, but in a more fragmentary way.)
    • laid aside the etheric body as such; when after some days this
    • It is similar with the other experiences of man in the first days
    • today.
    • themselves today as the nucleus of what must spread to wider and wider
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    • know to-day. The materialistic doctrine of evolution, in tracing
    • event — whether or not we call it to-day a ‘symbolical’
    • the spiritual life of the present day. When one speaks of a
    • an ‘abstraction,’ for to-day man is very far from
    • into this to-day. Rather is it our task to indicate how by the time
    • ancient Mysteries. There is little understanding to-day of what the
    • man to-day — confining himself purely to his inner being, and
    • to-day, as we have said, rise in full freedom to spiritual vision
    • sanctuaries of learning as we should say to-day — performed for
    • into which I cannot enter to-day.
    • the wonted habits of thought. The attitude adopted by man to-day is
    • Philosophy to-day insists upon seeking for causes in what is
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    • life. To-day we shall consider how an impulse akin to that of
    • Another stumbling-block which may crop up now-a-days, is connected
    • to-day we hear it said in academic circles: ‘To such and such a point
    • days of creation, when as yet there was no human being to receive them
    • to-day. Cosmic laws were presented in a garb of beauty —
    • for art. Richard Wagner could not be a dramatist of everyday life, for
    • draw his characters from everyday life. And so he turned to the myths,
    • atmosphere around us to-day. There was no division of water and the
    • kind of consciousness he has to-day. He was shut off from outer Nature
    • But even nowadays it is quite easy to understand the real origin of
    • myths. — The legend of the ‘Noonday Woman’ is still familiar in
    • Earth-consciousness wherein all men were enveloped in the days of
    • consciousness transcends that of the everyday world, when they are
    • to-day by having permeated the pure plant-body with desires, with the
    • word is brought forth to-day by the waves of air working through the
    • of Richard Wagner. — In the year 1857, on Good Friday, he was
    • in connection with Good Friday and in the mood that fell upon him the
    • feeling which though mystical in essence is yet clear as daylight and
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    • This is what we find to-day in famous histories of philosophy and
    • authoritative on the subject of Indian wisdom to-day we shall
    • sense in which we speak of Nature to-day. In their schools they spoke
    • of a spiritual world, and Nature — generally regarded nowadays as
    • would be three hundred and sixty days in a year. But there are, in
    • fact, five additional days, ruled by seventy-two sub-heavenly Powers,
    • hundred and sixty. The five remaining days in the cosmic year which
    • above the three hundred and sixty-five days, there are still a few
    • universe, whereas nowadays we begin our physiological studies by
    • three hundred and sixty heavenly Powers. Just as to-day man is said to
    • learning in those days, and one can readily understand that Plotinus
    • although it no longer exists in that form to-day, indeed cannot do so
    • for it must be pursued now-a-days in a different way), the deepest
    • have no longer any inkling to-day of the wisdom that lived in the
    • those days there were still some who understood what was, for example,
    • wished to-day to speak of one chapter of history and from an
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    • literally been ‘slept away!’ Even to-day, most important
    • great importance to this mystery, but to-day it is necessary to bear
    • as he is constituted to-day, from the aspect of body, soul and
    • following day, but so that it is not always necessary for him to
    • day-time consciousness. The one who, is fully conscious of these
    • is a FORESIGHT, a prevision of the next day. But. you must not
    • take over thoughts into the course of his day. Let us assume
    • definite time, say, at midday. What he thus intends to do, has
    • night should become fruitful in the course of his day.
    • humanity, namely, that the consciousness of being connected day by
    • day with the higher Beings, through the experiences of the preceding
    • be discussed to-day. We must speak of the fact that the human being
    • the human being should carry into the life of daytime the conscious
    • to-day pertaining to religious beliefs; they should turn to feelings
    • to-day talk a great deal of “God” and of the “Divine”.
    • whether the religions of to-day speak of God, of Christ, or of
    • hierarchy, for to-day they feel averse to seek a connection with the
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    • order to have a perpetual holiday. They have their work, tasks which
    • indeed! To-day, the ordinary science of the physical world really
    • to-day that people actually believe that human life on earth is
    • the obtuse people of to-day consider as the everlasting human nature
    • still lives to-day upon the old inheritance in every sphere, upon the
    • spiritual science. When someone has a new idea to-day and invents
    • art, this, fact is more or less evident to-day. In art it is strongly
    • think of people — some still exist to-day — who do not
    • from several aspects, as it is necessary to-day.
    • be said at this meeting, simply because to-day things present such an
    • may be considered in connection with those of to-day. I explained
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    • to-day. In ancient times, human beings had at their disposal means of
    • the interior the most perfect form that is possible to-day
    • creating it. And if Spiritual Science does not do this in our day,
    • day, to stand before us. Everything, in a certain sense, must be
    • from the spirit of an epoch. How can we to-day reach some
    • the gallows, and how he is saved by words spoken each day by Seven
    • days, must utter no single word and appear to be a simpleton. But
    • son to go free. But the next day the Empress tells the Emperor
    • day has come and Diocletian is able to speak. This is the story of
    • the days when this story was actually written, nobody would have been
    • asked to ‘explain’ it. But the verdict nowadays is that
    • human soul as it is to-day, when it has lost consciousness of the
    • symbols. We, in our day, bring the intellect, and Spiritual Science
    • have outlined before you to-day.
    • the world to-day, so much more depends upon deed than upon any
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    • limited standpoint of present-day civilisation, but so as to
    • We men of to-day little know how far we have gone in
    • Golgotha. They were very different from the souls of men to-day. We
    • events and movements of our day. In reality the souls of men have
    • in the mere abstract constellations which we see to-day. He saw them
    • Science which is valued above all by the world to-day, the initiate
    • more he imbues himself with that which all the world to-day calls
    • He who passes to-day through the Portals of Initiation
    • man to-day, was alive and filled with movement. In spiritual Worlds
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    • to-day more particularly of one aspect of this relationship of human
    • ones in respect of such matters as we shall be considering. To-day
    • If we consider the relationship man has to-day to language, we find
    • object. In our day however there is hardly any feeling left for this;
    • when lightning actually flashes through space? To-day we are inclined
    • days designated the plough. When anyone was listening to or speaking
    • live in the spiritual world. To-day we will extend this into a realm
    • for up to a point they are similar to the man of the present day, —
    • continuous stream back from our own day to Rome. A certain element of
    • has to-day reached a kind of culmination, first began to show itself
    • life of a Greek and the inner life of a man of the present day. To
    • The way the Greeks are described in the schools to-day is really
    • in earlier days.
    • We have to-day the various languages that run their course like
    • Word ” — in those days the Word was felt as moving and
    • from it. And how sore is the need to-day for such fructification! Let
    • unfolds before us when we look away from the present-day language
    • weaving stirs even yet in the language corpses of to-day. Were the
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    • Influence in Europe and Asia Today.
    • Influence in Europe and Asia Today.
    • to-day, therefore, we will consider how certain happenings in the
    • would be served to-day by entering into a detailed consideration of
    • in the man Jesus. The kind of ideas which in those days men brought
    • away from the sphere of human thinking. Man's thought to-day is
    • referred to as naturally as we refer to-day to man's connection
    • interest to human beings in those days than the physical world —
    • little resemblance to the language used in the early days of
    • against the grain in our days, when men prefer to receive knowledge
    • lived and worked with a tremendous power. And that is why even to-day
    • the learning will not be of the kind that finds favour to-day. It
    • fact the position to-day is fundamentally the same, except that men
    • through the centuries to our own day, an Ahrimanic form of magic
    • the East of Europe to-day, we see not human beings alone but an
    • known in days of yore as the Fauns and Satyrs. Their once goat-like
    • is urgently necessary that these things should be realised to-day.
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    • FROM YESTERDAY'S
    • which we studied yesterday more externally. We will try to bring
    • more difficult for the man of today than for the man of primeval
    • of the patient. For what is called illness today is in truth only the
    • law. Even today these truths can only be hinted at. For as a rule, if
    • for a few days. Then what we call the etheric body is given over to
    • the real longings are frequently satisfied today by quite erroneous
    • methods. Thus there are many people today who have decidedly got
    • described today as analytical psychology or psychoanalysis. People
    • quarter-truths. Compare it with what we have pointed out today. The
    • your attention to one point: Reckon up the number of days in an
    • by as many days as the Sun requires years to advance through the
    • many days — though, of course, it is not always equal —
    • in one day as the number of days he lives, or as the number of years
    • reason, and not because they knew less than the astronomers of today,
    • I made it my chief task today to describe to some extent how the
    • as a result of such studies as we have made today, we take with us
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    • would be very useful for the man of today if he made himself
    • this I shall deal with today and tomorrow — when one has in
    • thinking that still rules in the soul today is connected with the
    • basis today. Of the Egyptians one must say that in the age when the
    • today: after the institution of Osiris had existed for hundreds of
    • Chronos could be brought again to the light of day, and be once more
    • time. A certain Luciferic character, as we should say today, was
    • Today,
    • sulphur’. Today there is also a philosophical sulphur:
    • say the cosmic sulphur. Today, indeed, many a physical-natural
    • remember that the really clever people of today are, of course,
    • we confine ourselves today to the two mythologies and tomorrow touch
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    • It was my task yesterday to show how the special configuration of
    • Now we saw yesterday
    • the ruling spiritual beings, as we described yesterday. Men in the
    • abstractions of today but to the somewhat fuller abstractions of
    • lock and key. That is not right for the present day, but it is a
    • these things must be spoken of today, because the knowledge of
    • Now today you find in
    • by the human being is today — in fact since the times when
    • changed, but that what today only enters, presses into, the region of
    • organism. Today the voice breaks; in those days the thoughts ‘broke’
    • events in the atmosphere. (Today there are still slight remains of
    • think nowadays in an abstract way, inasmuch as they desire to know
    • then today, with the abstract perception that you have? You discover
    • today it is placed at man's own discretion to observe abstractly and
    • connected in a certain way with the day, with the rising and setting
    • the day; and what was spread out over the whole life between birth
    • perception and thinking with the day, with sunrise and sunset —
    • indeed as people do today though they don't think so and even believe
    • a pernicious sense today is found in all old religious rites: the
    • am connected with what is brought by the day. Through the deeper,
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    • the day before yesterday, as I spoke of the important difference
    • an understanding of the present-day world conception. For the world
    • concepts of today are not derived in any very definite way from a
    • already referred to it yesterday. We have often related that we are
    • November days of autumn when the sun sets in the seventeenth degree
    • the Osiris-Isis legend or myth at the present day, one must view it
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, but must be again unriddled today
    • such a nature that perhaps it can only be related today in a most
    • way that I can only relate today approximately, superficially, even
    • her special benefactor and loved him. And one day she believed in a
    • particular illusion, just as the visitor believed one day in a
    • brought all this to pass. But there came a day when in its true, its
    • her clairvoyance there one day arose in her the deep meaning, as far
    • In recent days we have
    • ‘So one day
    • sense. Today, however, men themselves have already forgotten what was
    • the men who are scholars, are indeed very learned today and
    • keynote in our modern times. Words today are far removed from their
    • how far they are removed from reality in what today they call ideas,
    • forces of man. And one can only understand reality today for the man
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    • of man today so that a counterweight may be created to the principle
    • today, the Egyptian, as too the Greek, at least the Greek thinking in
    • who therefore (in the Egyptian sense, today it sounds rather
    • beings today we are not able to enter into a perceptive and sensitive
    • We have no possibilities of this today. If man can develop the forces
    • one in the third post-Atlantean time. Today in the age of
    • I pointed out yesterday, people no longer knew how to connect
    • precisely through his head. It is particularly difficult today to
    • culture. Wars nowadays are behind the times. Although they may be
    • alchemical and other writings so much despised today, you would see
    • today. But something else is the point. The point is that we are not
    • today, pedagogy, practical education of children, proceeds entirely
    • that estrangement from reality which today is the signature of the
    • Men are so happy today if they need not be attentive, if they can
    • It is from no subjective urging, but it is actually necessary today
    • events of today an immense amount of what we need in order to
    • friends, that one reads nowadays of the so-called Peace negotiations
    • that it is also necessary to study present-day history. Everyone
    • today talks about current events, but how little is really known of
    • the events of today, how little people actually know of what is going
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    • I shall remind you today of various things that have been said from
    • spirit nature. If today we wish to have a development of the soul and
    • affairs. Today we see the claim made by great circles of mankind to
    • To be sure, one might find it today reactionary if such a man as
    • Movement if it broke out round one at the present day? What would one
    • enthusiastic if one were directly sharing in it at the present day.
    • demand that religion should not merely be made a Sunday School affair
    • days: men have forgotten how really to become old, and we must learn
    • friends, the customary thought and feeling of today are not aiming at
    • I had a letter the day
    • before yesterday from a man of learning. He writes to me that he has
    • today, and he has seen from this lecture that Spiritual Science is
    • habits of thought of today, especially of the science of our time. It
    • at all, if so and so many people today are abusive or agree with the
    • ancient times of which I have spoken to you earlier and today. Think
    • himself: What happiness someday to be as old as that, for as one
    • needs it, the material which is absorbed today during one's
    • schooldays. I have known doctors who were leaders in their special
    • things as let one look into the most important problems of today. But
    • crude materialistic form in which it appears today, attempts to force
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    • the present day because people are not accustomed to let their
    • that what we call understanding at the present day is actually the
    • pay attention to the complications, only we will not do that today.
    • can see and can think through our head. Many people say nowadays
    • friends, has also made what a few days ago we described as the Greek
    • social life. It is really true that during his young days a man takes
    • knowledge, one needs today the time into the twenties, is it not so?
    • with human life. The dead have a speech today that we who are living
    • living lie somewhat far apart from one another today. The dead have a
    • pointed this out yesterday — no longer pay attention to what
    • right if one vigorously declaims today against the materialistic
    • as I showed yesterday, this science of today would become really
    • is no better foundation than the natural science of the present day,
    • materialistic natural science of today will become spirituality.
    • children today into complete human beings, into all-round developed
    • do today in later life? (These things are not looked on
    • still flow down the Rhine, if what we can give to youth today
    • into heart-knowledge. What must that be? We have in fact today no
    • lacking for really giving to children today something that refreshes
    • from all the current ideas that we have today, that modern culture
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    • its own standpoint. In fact the natural science of today only
    • as bluish, the left side as yellowish-red. This can all be read today
    • their development will perhaps know that in the very early days it
    • indicated yesterday. They are the rejuvenating forces which act upon
    • our present earthly cycle when what I said yesterday is taken into
    • Suess states that when one walks over fields today and looks at the
    • things that are imparted to the young nowadays: think of this made
    • the rejuvenation of man. That present-day humanity has come to such
    • spoken. Today men let what streams out into the universe just
    • must wait. And today people want to understand everything all at
    • connected with our Movement and have drawn a good deal from it. Today
    • related yesterday, but they are afraid of anything concerning
    • heart-life. All life to be found in mankind today outside the head is
    • Head-life is very spiritual, very intellectual today, but more and
    • nowadays one manages to make it a serious fault for anyone with a
    • being actually spread abroad in the world today; and many people do
    • are not made today because people have no logic, but because it is
    • tomorrow on what he had found out or learnt today — because he
    • where today it is mostly sought; it lies in finer structures that
    • people today — more than is good for the world at any rate —
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    • It is our intention today to begin by considering the soul's
    • anthroposophical studies; but today it is our intention to speak of
    • astral body. As I expressed it in yesterday's lecture,
    • the man of today. If, applying a sort of anachronism, anyone were
    • simply to practice this old oriental method today, without attaining
    • today, when everything is thought out materialistically. Today it is
    • thought — or at least it was until recently, for today people
    • consciousness. Today this must be accomplished in another way. It
    • cannot be brought about today by meditation that arises from a
    • today should proceed from a quiet dwelling on mental pictures: thus
    • earth. Now what do we do today as historians? We say: there lives the
    • is history regarded today. If a typical historian wishes to follow
    • physically inheritable characteristics. What a present-day generation
    • another generation living today, we can certainly trace it back to
    • more and more now in these catastrophic days, hints at the fact that
    • European population of today have learned about Christianity in an
    • understand the relation of the present day European population to
    • other unreal life conception. What do we know of present day humanity
    • far more active creative force than can be found in the present-day
    • are incarnated today in the greater part of the American population.
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    • We will consider a certain theme today which may serve as an
    • elaboration of the public lecture given yesterday.
    • sleep and they work on into the life of day, into man's
    • the experiences of Ego and astral body work into the life of day, by
    • speech in everyday life, the astral body carries with it, out of the
    • soul inherent in speech during the day is taken out into the
    • In every movement of the fingers that we make during the day, in
    • There is in the culture of the present day very little of what we
    • In our days it is often so that people who claim to believe
    • merely voice an understanding of everyday affairs, but are also
    • day. But what is it that enables us to be connected rightly with
    • of day. Recognition of this promotes an unshakable conviction of
    • Observing the human being during the life of day, we can see how the
    • the life of day, the astral body is within the physical body, it
    • sketched today in outline with my
    • death. Then comes the backward review, lasting one, two, three days,
    • three days after death, but immediately thereafter the thoughts are
    • days the whole panorama has passed away — into the Cosmos. We
    • was what I wanted to say to you today, my dear friends, when it has
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    • mental outlook of man through the centuries. If we tell people to-day
    • possess to-day. — Otherwise there could be no history.
    • former epochs of history from that to which we are accustomed to-day.
    • to-day merely by way of example — is Goethe.
    • contemporaries, nor indeed to the man of to-day.
    • younger days he had turned away. When he speaks in suitable language
    • viewed then just as we view it to-day. But the characteristic
    • search for objectivity than he is to-day. We can see quite clearly
    • to-day. In my book
    • to-day from a different angle.
    • intellectualistic as our thinking is to-day. Something like the sound
    • them to-day. It is characteristic of our civilisation —
    • example, taught to nearly every child to-day would have been regarded
    • as miracle by the Greeks. Many of the experiments we explain to-day
    • pure magic in those days. Any history of physics tells us as much.
    • in the way we do to-day. The very nature of his soul made this
    • beginning and an ending of a mineral Earth to-day and build up our
    • are more interested to-day. In our age, men live in the intellect
    • as an idea or a concept arises within our minds to-day, so, in those
    • which we to-day regard as something quite independent of speech
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    • Obviously I shall be unable to-day — it may be possible to
    • speak more fully elsewhere during the next few days (Cp.: Paths to
    • recognised as ‘scientific’ today. Anthroposophical
    • scientific research today, anthroposophical Spiritual Science wishes
    • indeed exist, so far as the everyday consciousness of man is
    • transcending the temporal — such men are very often apt today
    • My task today is to indicate the principles of this subject: fuller
    • It is not necessary to devote a great deal of time each day to these
    • we try to meet the demands of every-day life, and to make progress in
    • actuality and to inner experiences. In everyday life the human being
    • what I have said to-day, will realise that the path taken by
    • spiritual investigator of today is not in a position to press onward
    • olden times have persisted through tradition and even today are still
    • Many people take offence today when instead of speaking in
    • impulses of will. Indeed in ordinary science and everyday life men
    • subject. Abundant literature exists today and is at the disposal of
    • Sunday.
    • every unprejudiced mind will admit, we stand in dire need to-day.
    • sense — however far off achievement still lies today
    • will admit that many, many spheres of existence today are calling out
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    • particular, will be unfolded in the next few days. We may say that
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    • Yesterday
    • Yesterday
    • task, as I have expressed myself yesterday, in justifying its
    • yesterday, was Czolbe, the sensualists therefore spoke of something
    • birthday at Jena, in the nineties of the last century. I happened to
    • birthday of one of his many colleagues, a birthday like that of so
    • yesterday, we have within the human being, as an inner development,
    • merely a symptom of what constitutes to-day the decisive
    • the outwardly pious Roman Catholics. Of course, on Sundays they
    • which they conceive the rest of life, the remaining days of the week,
    • mention the things to which I have alluded yesterday and which I am
    • considering to-day. For this reason, the things which I am about to
    • intellectualism) during the daytime, while he is awake, from the
    • The essential point to-day is to realise that something need not be
    • to you to-day? Many things are connected with spiritual science, but
    • in regard to what I have said to-day it is essential to bear in mind
    • be like. Even what exists to-day as a world-destructive element, has
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    • suffering, and in these fateful days spiritual-scientific thoughts in
    • the ordinary natural science of to-day always speaks of the fact that
    • intended to lift it the following day for it had fallen most
    • Dornach in the service of spiritual science, know from that day,
    • say: The whole day long the sun shone over that region of the earth,
    • night and awake during the day, I am not speaking of the conditions
    • that region on which the sun shone the whole day long. And now it is
    • perceives by day; it perceives through the fact that the sun shines
    • fact that to-day we do not pursue spiritual science arbitrarily, but
    • so clearly in these fateful days, then we realise that spiritual
    • To-day
    • few days for those who can remain. To-day I wished to bring before
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    • As I propose to follow up the theme of our lecture yesterday, [
    • most eminent minds of the day were unable to lead to a new knowledge.
    • When man to-day speaks of himself, of his soul-nature, he gives voice
    • nowadays by the abstract word ‘will.’ It is a concrete
    • out into nature. I have told you that our concepts to-day would have
    • notion remains to-day. Consequently no great importance is attached
    • mankind. And in our day humanity is faced with the fact that the will
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • To-day we consider the
    • epoch. To-day people believe that they are awake in the same way in
    • so abstractly about thinking as we do to-day. He thought: The sun
    • beings to-day in the ordinary way, as numerous painters of the
    • derived from the Greek, indicate even to-day far more than those
    • To-day, those who have
    • To-day we know what
    • asleep, when we walk about in our everyday life, steeped in illusions
    • the day, we live with all these things, and sleep away the present.
    • instance, to-day we use the words “Messer”, knife, or
    • to-day we cannot pursue spiritual science merely as a personal
    • concern. To-day spiritual science concerns civilised humanity as a
    • through a future life. To-day we should not always look back on what
    • when social requirements became as urgent as they are to-day? Would
    • science, a result of what I have told you to-day concerning waking
    • knowledge that must be developed, for to-day we live in a time in
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    • which man is unwilling to speak to-day in the age of materialism are
    • of to-day, if evolution on the earth takes its normal course.
    • which under the influence of the impulses working in men to-day are
    • To speak of any such matters to-day is possible only when men have
    • between death and a new birth to-day, man is related to earthly
    • leagues away. Most people to-day still persist in believing that the
    • spiritualistic methods are apt to be valued more highly to-day than
    • order to reach them. What is lacking to-day is the application of
    • Anyone who observes how humanity is handling palpable truth today
    • we need only realise that the majority of people to-day are not
    • in which truth must be conceived to-day. Hence the truth is virtually
    • lecture yesterday are possible — can you believe that many
    • yester-day, spread fog which completely shuts off what should be
    • everybody to-day ought constantly to repeat them to himself. Only so
    • In our life by day — or also by night, for then there is
    • super-sensible experiences. When someone to-day — please take
    • free spiritual activity. And even in our Elementary Schools to-day
    • nowadays to have to witness the attitude to truth adopted by the
    • what corresponds to them nowadays, this would by no means conduce to
    • of people to-day in these impulses? If only they can bask in
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    • spiritual life of the present day must be, once more to gain
    • into the world today — I pointed out to them that one cannot
    • countless human beings of the present day are also feeling; and I
    • life appropriate to the humanity of the present day.
    • becomes, let us say, chemical as Chemistry is today, physical as
    • Physics is today, or biological as Biology is today. That must not
    • and bring forth out of the spiritual revelations of the present day
    • today it is also necessary that within the Anthroposophical Society
    • such a Movement in the world today. So that this Movement has only
    • of the Anthroposophical Movement today consider every method of
    • our will to do, it is absolutely necessary in these early days that
    • Movements. It is really not a matter today of going forward with a
    • essential today in every sphere.
    • I was obliged to say this today, for, as you know, counsel and advice
    • necessary to insert these words today as an episode in our course of
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    • light upon them from many points of view. To-day I shall therefore
    • first days after his death, are particularly important as far as the
    • days. But this retrospective memory is inappropriately designated
    • for we have before us now, for a few days, something that resembles a
    • say that we now live, for whole days, within our experiences. What we
    • life-tableau disappears after a few days. What makes it cease and
    • in this form we experience them after death, for whole days.
    • of days, but it does not fall away from us in the same way in which
    • During those days,
    • days in which we are surrounded by this life-tableau, by this etheric
    • the prototype of what we shall one day possess upon Jupiter: namely,
    • The physical serpent, such as we see it to-day, and as modern
    • come across such a painting to-day, we would assume that the painter
    • that in the present time, through the fact that every day and every
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    • clairvoyance, in their immediate daytime experience, something like a
    • Ilmarinen and Lemminkainen, and are to-day designated so prosaically
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    • for presentation today. In view of the need evidenced by the way the
    • Today, I want to bring
    • prevail today.
    • surrounding them in life today. In the early days of the Society,
    • called its better days, something was taking place that almost
    • into the present from by-gone days in which they were not only fully
    • just any other present day group of human beings is something that
    • today had not become so particularly intense.
    • young days vividly enough to make them seem immediate experience, so
    • much interested in going into that aspect of the subject today as I
    • pursuits. From one end of the day to the other, the will is involved
    • and “send out good thoughts” at the end of a day spent
    • Fall he suffered. In better days he at least tried to overcome error.
    • and to carry the anthroposophical impulse into everyday life and
    • since I was able to be with you here today I wanted to bring up these
    • you here again today, let me just add this. What is most needed now
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    • kinds of ether, but we shall only consider today that part of the ether body
    • actually within them with his ego and soul being. It is in the daytime, when
    • shall inquire today: How does memory come about? How is it that we have
    • case. We meet a man today, whom we first saw five days ago. We remember that
    • we saw him five days ago, that we spoke with him, that he told us his name.
    • when we met the man five days ago our etheric body experienced certain
    • part that we are considering today; I will speak of it therefore as the
    • When, several days after, you see this man again, the fresh sight of him
    • days before, when you met the man and exchanged thoughts with him. Very well,
    • we encounter this man again after five days. The etheric light-body, stirred
    • and ego, which during the day, when we are awake, is within the physical and
    • to repeat these movements if stirred to do so. Five days later these two men
    • intensely within the outer ether, till after a few days they leave the outer
    • it, throws off and allows to pass before it. During the first few days after
    • I said of this yesterday] We have indeed made such magnificent progress that
    • our day of not being able to understand, but above all that we cannot so
    • without preparing ourself for the understanding of it. In our day a far more
    • grown man is very clever today] that the clever man can form an opinion
    • in his own cleverness which every grown man has today, he simply ignores the
    • of the outer materialism of today. We must not allow ourselves to be deceived
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • Today let us look at
    • sense. Not only does this knowledge help us understand everyday life,
    • the day. The questions that cannot be answered out of sense
    • strange illusions seen today in a recent trend of natural science.
    • today, you will notice a certain difference, of course, but beans
    • people of Europe in the time of Charlemagne with people today: why do
    • present day people have such different thoughts and feelings? It is
    • made an impression on you since your childhood, every day of your
    • last year, and even a certain amount that happened yesterday. A
    • yesterday and have now forgotten it, the picture of the rose is still
    • we can say about everyday things of the moment also applies to things
    • soul. After two, three or at the most four days this has completely
    • we shall understand many a thing in everyday life, if we know about
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • immaterial whether you hear the one on one Monday and the next the
    • following Monday. It may not be immediately apparent to the audience
    • and today's lecture will be a kind of continuation. But it will not
    • in view, we will start today by sketching the nature of illnesses,
    • and next Monday we will talk about the origin, historic importance
    • would like to speak today about the nature of illness from the point
    • Present-day mankind must, above all, realise more and more that man
    • doctors nowadays, properly recognised members of the medical
    • are still quoted today, they do in fact say a very great deal. Present-day
    • materialistically-minded scholar of today takes it as a matter of
    • origin there, as even these things still vary considerably nowadays.
    • treated externally today and lumped together with acute illnesses,
    • connection. Today, therefore, I can only just mention that there is
    • is taken for a madman or dreamer and not understood at all today,
    • Paracelsus felt compelled — as we do today — to draw
    • nowadays to achieve anything with paracelsian thinking. For in those
    • days the materialistic approach to medicine was not so rigidly
    • opposed to the paracelsian approach as materialistic science is today
    • Paracelsus said about this, therefore, still applies today, though
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • with the content and the actual trend of the Commandments. Today we
    • will start today by looking at an important moment in man's earthly
    • place, comparable to today's seasonal changes, changes of climate,
    • know (of) today as the difference between the various
    • to come into the world today with identical appearance and character,
    • coincide nowadays with puberty, it became possible for him to let
    • present day seasons was very great, and it was of great importance to
    • influence on him. If people go on a long journey nowadays, however
    • nowadays change so little during their life. And this led
    • remain of this today, like for instance when one person yawns, other
    • and the whole environment. Today when you drink in the beauty of a
    • were eating — an activity quite different from what it is today
    • especially during their day consciousness. Little by little men lost
    • are full of health, and in those days they made men in their image.
    • today his physical body is still such a wonderful instrument that it
    • all our present-day medicine works in the direction of treating the
    • have begun today by looking at the effects of mineral substances.
    • nowadays people just do not see what lies in front of them and show
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • will concern ourselves today with something that will again appear to
    • the seventh day when the patient can easily die, and the doctor has
    • crisis which occurs without fail on the seventh day. This is
    • recognised today by every sensible doctor, though doctors cannot
    • more accurately today. The astral body and the ego are not active in
    • during the day, but their activity is completely overpowered by the
    • imagine the ego as it is nowadays, in the waking state, we have to
    • this ego that has freed itself in the daytime from the large cosmic
    • because the day ego descends into the cosmic ego, the cosmic ego can
    • accumulated during the day. Because the day ego sinks down into the
    • visualise the relationship of the day ego to the night ego as though
    • the day ego described a circle, passing through the greater part of
    • astral body. Only present-day man does not notice this descent into
    • seven days, that is seven times twenty-four hours, that can again be
    • period of twenty-four hours, still expressed today in the alternation
    • course for seven days, and on the eighth day the rhythm begins again.
    • body during sleep. If he sleeps in the daytime he also goes into this
    • not so destructive these days because in our times human life has
    • days, man's astral body actually goes into the same part of the
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • lead us deeper and deeper into the secrets of the world. Today I
    • man's being. We want to start there today and find an answer to the
    • Today
    • by the ego in the course of the twenty-four hours of the day. One day
    • with its twenty-four hours, during which the ego experiences day and
    • we say that what the ego goes through in a day is based on the number
    • as it is today comes back as it were to its starting-point in
    • twenty-four hours or a day, our astral body does the same thing in
    • seven days. Let us go into this in greater detail.
    • and we can say that our ego returns to its starting-point after a day
    • returns to the same point after seven days. So whilst the ego goes
    • through its cycle in a day, the astral body goes considerably slower,
    • and carries out its cycle in seven days. The cycle of the etheric
    • body, on the other hand, takes four times seven days; after four
    • times seven days it returns to the same point. And now please bear in
    • cycle in about ten times twenty-eight days, and then returns to its
    • occurs on the seventh day. A crisis arises, and the patient has to be
    • pulled through this seventh day. The temperature suddenly falls, and
    • correctly ascertained, and if you do not know which the first day is
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • discussed until later. Today we want to talk about at least a certain
    • about them. Let us talk today about a few aspects of something that
    • short while only, just a matter of days. The experiences that follow
    • number of days that varies individually, the second corpse, the
    • could say a great deal about it, of course. Today, however, we shall
    • order to get at least some idea of it today — we shall return
    • existence into today's external existence, cladding himself first of
    • today. Not until man had acquired the ability to control his
    • everyday life. Men will live spiritual science, and not until that
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • aspects as possible. Today we will make it our task to speak of
    • something that is absolutely a part of everyday life. And perhaps,
    • include in this cycle of lectures this winter a study of the everyday
    • expression in today's subject, laughing and weeping. In the first
    • proper sense of the words. As a rule it is forty days after birth
    • neither laugh nor weep in its earliest days but only learns to do so
    • man has all day is bound to change when the ego makes a change in the
    • has been described today. That which sustains the breathing process
    • because people cannot read such profound writings today, they are too
    • laughter are everyday occurrences, but we do not understand them
    • we have shown that really the most everyday things can be understood
    • the four members of man's being. In the days when people still to
    • and weeping are such everyday occurrences. The animal does not laugh
    • he laughs. Indeed, in what goes on around us every day, we have, if
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • we became familiar with every day expressions of man's inner life,
    • namely laughing and weeping, and today we will explore the conditions
    • various capacities that mankind has today, developed gradually in the
    • present-day earth conditions bring about such differences among men,
    • this. What we are going to describe today, however, shall be
    • begun to acquire a form that is anything like our present-day one. We
    • joined with the earth, it was not like today's body. At that time he
    • today not standing with his feet on the earth, but raising himself
    • being on the periphery of the earth. A present-day eye would not be
    • present-day eye cannot distinguish certain sea creatures from their
    • sun and the moon did man become like we know him today. What were the
    • conditions necessary for man to develop into what he is today? It was
    • Man could only acquire his present-day form because the sun shone on
    • able to waft through the environment he is familiar with today. Thus
    • today.
    • and summer. And right at the North Pole half the year is day and half
    • the sun and moon were still united with it. Today, of course, these
    • conditions are quite different. But even today it is still to a
    • spiritual point of view, seen by a present-day eye, this species
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • Today we intend adding
    • action and deed. Today, however, we want to give a few concluding
    • today, for you already know it. According to spiritual science man
    • still in the situation today that man was in on the Moon. The animal
    • causes. To a certain extent this is still so today, for those
    • fourth wheels, and so on, until you can easily imagine that one day
    • since then ascended higher and higher. Today they have reached the
    • will use, and they are already using it to live in today. On Saturn
    • they do today. And it is the spirits of the age or, according to
    • a share in working at creations which, today, not only lie in the
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    • these misleading influences and I need not do it again today. My
    • can make its way into the soul today from the spiritual worlds.
    • of sensuality and worldly impulses. One day something very unusual
    • ‘chance’ events, as they are called nowadays, have been
    • How does perception come about in everyday life on the physical
    • until evening during the waking life of day; from minute to minute
    • Day’ and ‘Night’. ‘Day’ and
    • body and Ego have left. As we go about during the day our gestures
    • Now let us turn to the figure of ‘Day’.
    • Day’. The postures are not allegorical but drawn
    • and ‘Day’) and on the other side the portrayals of the
    • passes for art today will in the future no longer do so. A number of
    • has been said today as an introductory fact, namely, that whereas
    • Sunday sermon may expound any number of moral principles but as time
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    • only in the morning but throughout the day; our ‘I’-consciousness
    • rather different from what it is to the ‘I’. Everyday
    • conditions prevailing among particular peoples. Humanity today is
    • whereas nowadays men on Earth are divided by race, descent and so
    • a Hindu can be an orthodox adherent of the Hindu religion today. In a
    • Grotesque as it may still seem today to those who do not distinguish
    • as in ancient days, to behold the Akashic picture of Christ as the
    • another, quite different understanding of which men today cannot even
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    • Today
    • the street, reach our place of work, have a meal during the day, do
    • implicit in this external reality. Suppose one day we leave home
    • course of everyday life in order to study the works or the interplay
    • example. When somebody speaks of telegraphing today he has the
    • which spreads out its leaves and opens its blossoms during the day
    • and for this reason he is able to sleep by day, even when the sun is
    • day the girl found a pearl, thereby becoming the possessor of great
    • showing that right thinking can lead beyond the things of everyday
    • as indicated by the fact that a man can also sleep in the daytime,
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    • During the waking life of day there is a certain
    • earlier periods. In those days men's insight into the heavens was
    • which most people would be capable today if they were to make efforts
    • we do today. It would be quite erroneous to imagine that when a
    • and the other methods employed nowadays. Engineers in those times no
    • more worked from plans than the beaver does today when with such
    • thinking such as is general today; the activities of men during
    • consciousness which ours today is quite unable to experience.
    • Nowadays man has eyes only for the material picture of the stars in
    • being, changes which are still brought about today but are unnoticed.
    • what we today describe in connection with perception in the
    • establish connection with Mars as is sometimes hinted at today, for
    • that vision remained. Just as a man remembers today what he
    • experienced yesterday, so did souls in the Graeco-Latin epoch still
    • bodies as we know them today but of the ‘Spirits of the
    • describes today. A great deal in this connection was presented
    • souls. But it is not possible today to lead souls during the hours of
    • entirely forgotten — today it is entirely forgotten but can be
    • the Graeco-Latin epoch and one incarnated today. We have heard that
    • than there is today. The ancient Greeks had some remembrance of what
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    • shall not be speaking today about the Christmas Festival as in
    • previous years, for I propose to do that on Tuesday. I would ask you
    • Rosenkreutz in the thirteenth century. Today I shall speak of a deed
    • conscious. Today we will think especially of one aspect only, namely,
    • remoteness from the world and everyday experience — let them
    • Today, because of the profound significance of the
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    • point of view. Today, then, I will ask you to think, above all, of
    • that has been characterised today.
    • him, and recognise that even in everyday life the influences of
    • intellectually, but superficially, about life today may readily
    • centuries ago. It is what we today mean by the expression ‘public
    • have been nonsense to speak of public opinion as we do today. A great
    • deal is said nowadays against belief in authority, although in actual
    • question cannot be specified. A person today will readily be floored
    • illness. Why, it is asked today, should anyone need to know about
    • individual living in the thirteenth century. In those days there were
    • what impersonal public opinion has become today. Anyone who is
    • secondly, it was not possible in his day to give out everything he
    • and independence needed in the present age. Whereas nowadays men have
    • today, he knows that Buddha has faithfully adhered to what his
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    • everyday life we want to think or form judgements, but for that very
    • nothing except Man. What would never be seen by day, in the waking
    • what is destroyed by day is repaired during the night, but the forces
    • life of day, so that in the normal life of the human being a certain
    • he would not be alive today! Both these assertions are correct. In
    • sub-material, sub-sensory. Today, in fact, we can already detect the
    • and oscillations below colour. In many books today you can read the
    • today in which it is emphasised that attention should no longer be
    • who are being educated in certain schools today will have the best
    • life. It is in contrast to everyday life when with our Anthroposophy
    • the world of today is preparing souls to thwart what we want to
    • everyday existence but with cosmological ideas. Hence it is not a
    • When a seer today directs his gaze to the life between
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    • occasionally also heard today, because stragglers from that epoch of
    • time again and this is still the case in wide circles today; in the
    • though in dream — as is so frequently the case today. On the
    • — and there are many such people nowadays — in these
    • cases, there are thousands and thousands of people nowadays to whom
    • who are incapable of genuine thinking today owe this to the fact that
    • religiosity. And when today we observe human beings with this
    • in everyday life but for which they feel enthusiasm and devotion.
    • today was to make a small contribution towards understanding this
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    • Today we shall occupy ourselves chiefly with the
    • experienced, for example, yesterday, while they are still
    • I want to quote this particular chapter today in connection with our
    • put it today, receives the Buddha-impulse, it frees itself from
    • individuals sitting here today. If the souls incarnated in the world
    • today. It is good that on the basis of what can already be found in
    • evolution as it is today was preceded by the earlier incarnation of
    • planetary spheres were not in the state in which they exist today.
    • become what it is today because behind it there is an infinitely long
    • can be done today, even then the Sun was already united with the
    • investigation. Yellow today will still be yellow ten years hence,
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    • world, we certainly find there nothing that is known to-day about the
    • of today and plunged into the Graeco-Roman world, with its influence
    • scholarship of today has come to recognise that in this period of
    • cosmic evolution. They find it a great relief, these souls of today,
    • be reached by any of the means that are applied nowadays to
    • of spiritual Beings or Worlds. But one day, one cosmic day, it became
    • had then immediately disappeared. But the memory of it lives on today
    • objections nowadays to what I have been saying. What will a
    • thoroughly level-headed man of today have to say about the Gnosis? We
    • its time of nursery play. The grown-up soul of today, with its
    • Such is the prevailing mood today, and it is not easily
    • the present day, are we not looking at something quite strange? Are
    • the aid of what Anthroposophy should give us today, and are yet
    • considerations today as offering an explanation of anything. The more
    • star, the better will you have understood me for today. I would wish
    • that I wished to give you today. We will continue tomorrow.
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    • If we call to mind once more the thoughts of yesterday's
    • see, in the light of yesterday's lecture, how grandly original
    • which today we must emphasise again and again: that in truth the
    • One thing that very few people think about today will
    • *Day of Wrath, O Day which leads this World-Age into
    • mankind. Only someone dominated by present day rationalistic ideas
    • covers them nowadays. In this condition they are useless; they must
    • Sibyllism was not forgotten to the extent it is today. We have indeed
    • Much was entrusted to images of this kind in the days
    • than there are today — had ideas about the interconnections of
    • the present, and indeed up to the very end of Earth days. And if we
    • — it is this deed that I wished to bring before you today.
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    • at the close of yesterday's lecture, I introduced the theme of
    • emerge. Today I would like to say something about the Christ Being as
    • for at the present day one cannot say everything in public.
    • in Chaldean astrology; people today have a very meagre conception of
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    • Yesterday we spoke of how preparation was made for that
    • in human souls of all that I described yesterday. These
    • penetrated by the Mysteries of which I spoke yesterday.
    • are used today — have a dry, abstract, even pedantic sound;
    • Time we think of today, but Time viewed as a living, super-personal
    • days of the month.
    • Yesterday I described it as the epoch in which knowledge was kindled
    • Yesterday I tried to illustrate it through a single example, but it
    • some extent regulated the times of the day. In Apollo the Greeks saw
    • be mingled in Adam's bodily vesture. Today we should say that
    • into the early days of Christianity, since people expected not only
    • Yesterday we came to know about the threefold
    • Nowadays people read these things far too abstractly.
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    • soul through the clarity of the Ego. Yesterday we heard how the
    • soul-forces throughout the day, we have to let them sink into nightly
    • reappeared slowly, and that even today it has not fully reappeared
    • back, delayed, so that one may not do too much in a day or a year and
    • one day he met some knights he took them for God and knelt before
    • nowadays — is served, the Holy Grail withdraws into the room of
    • in the Castle on the previous day.
    • Friday he came to a hermit, named Trevericent. The hermit tells him
    • little, although he had arrived there on a Good Friday. The old
    • among us today and are perfectly faithful to the sense of the
    • epoch, but permeated now with the Christ Impulse. Today we must
    • Until this day indeed
    • though there shone forth in the soul how he traveled by day and by
    • night, how he devoted himself to nature by day and to the stars by
    • Where, then, is the Grail, which today must be found in
    • for in the stellar script. And then, on a day which I must regard as
    • immediately discern the secret. For one day, while I was following
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    • yesterday, stand in the way. And the final result of spiritual
    • emphasised that on every Good Friday, and thus during the Easter
    • tradition — one of those traditions of which I spoke yesterday
    • Which is the day appointed for the Easter festival? The day when the
    • our symbol for the Christ — reaches the first Sunday after the
    • soul-life. Yesterday we said that the force which emerged in the
    • attention three years ago — three years almost to the day
    • uninterruptedly for six days — day and night — in full
    • you and fulfil your desires. Written at Biteromis, the 21st day of
    • Spiritual Science of today was not then available): ‘The Christ
    • was intimated to men in former times. Even today we hear stories of
    • Kepler laws, which dominate present-day Astronomy, are his. Yet you
    • in the depths of the soul, as we heard yesterday. At first, riding
    • the Grail, for it is on a Good Friday that he comes to the hermit;
    • what ancient Hebraism had fought in its day.
    • us follow him as he rides on — as I emphasised yesterday
    • by day and night, looking at Nature by day and with the symbol of the
    • connection we wish to decipher the stellar script today. Let us make
    • accordance with the way in which it can be revealed today.
    • the soul. When we express what we know how to say today about our
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    • in mind what we sought to study yesterday, let us consider how
    • we remember the course of yesterday's lecture [note 1],
    • nowhere today in the external world. In primeval ages the Saturn
    • forces, which seek in vain if we look around us today. For even if we
    • and then the Moon evolution and today we are living in the Earth
    • This co-operation still exists today though it cannot be discerned
    • pursued today by the so-called cultural-scientist of a materialistic
    • history which is written nowadays of Persia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, up
    • were personalities in ancient Roman times are present again today.
    • we still find today these ancient Saturn laws, still find what cannot
    • today would be to study the laws at work in the sheaths surrounding
    • Let us look at yesterday's
    • lived in an ancient Greek head just as it lives today in the head of
    • differently from how it lives in present-day mankind; this present
    • must not speak of such a mode of thinking as is normal today, but of
    • way the modern philosopher thinks, they thought as today we see,
    • If the philosophers of today
    • had yesterday to write here Angeloi as corresponding to the etheric
    • Hence today we are also standing
    • today in the free emancipated life of thought represents something
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    • system, too, is permeated with soul and spirit. And today I want to
    • entirely different part in earthly life from the part it plays today.
    • find the abstract truths that are the pride of present-day humanity.
    • different from human nature as it is today.
    • to give little heed to earthly affairs of today and to immerse
    • during the previous day, would have to admit, if he knew the truth,
    • to Jupiter in the days of ancient Greece, when the human spirit lived
    • things were revealed to our ancestors in those days. Modern man has
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    • mentality for the evolution of present-day humanity, and particularly
    • time. To-day I wish to draw attention to a few other things, which
    • day by day. All the impressions and feelings which we experience in
    • make experiences in the course of a few days or hours, experiences
    • facts. To-day there is only a small number of men who accept
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge. It may sound strange to-day,
    • of which can already be seen to-day, particularly in regard to the
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    • ordinary, every-day human thoughts, only the head is concerned as an
    • every-day life, they are by no means without significance for us. No,
    • our everyday life is not wide-awake but runs along more or less
    • Death, when for a few days we still bear our etheric body with us, we
    • days after death is mainly due to its being attracted — drawn
    • becomes one with the etheric counterpart. A few days after death we
    • even if, in our every-day life, for very good reasons, it remains
    • unperceived. So much, for today, about the elemental world.
    • have also passed through the Gate of Death and, after a few days,
    • have significance for our everyday life. Yet it is out of all this
    • doubt. But even that which is still instinctive to this day must be
    • which prevail nowadays in the so-called humanistic branches of
    • especially in the life of today, men have a peculiar relation to
    • spiritual way will know this. Today people are afraid of these truths
    • nowadays. No sooner has anyone got an opinion of his own, he cannot
    • to communicate to you today. They are indeed essential to the
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    • TODAY
    • evolved. As I explained yesterday, the yogi attempted to penetrate
    • today is taken for granted because we are born with it:
    • ordinary consciousness of self that we have today with that of the
    • You will realize from what was said yesterday that mankind must
    • explained yesterday, this has the effect that thinking, by no longer
    • nowadays provide mankind with a vast amount of popular information.
    • they are referred to today, all one has in mind is how the physical
    • Today's ‘enlightened’ people may laugh when reminded
    • people today who no longer take it for granted that reason is
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    • points of view. Today I shall therefore add to the facts that you
    • which the human being now passes, the first days after his death, are
    • retrospective memory that lasts for days. But this retrospective
    • for a few days, something that resembles a tableau, or a panorama,
    • live, for whole days, within these experiences. What we experienced
    • days. What makes it cease and what is the essence of this
    • them after death for whole days.
    • from us after a certain number of days, but it does not fall away
    • During those days we have an important and impressive
    • what we experience during the days in which we are surrounded by
    • day possess upon Jupiter: namely, the Spirit-Self.
    • today, and as modern painters always paint it when they depict the
    • head. If we were to come across such a painting today, we would
    • mentioned that in the present time, through the fact that every day
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    • which are closed to the usual everyday knowledge, the usual
    • here to-day resound out of the many feelings which have passed
    • man of to-day is adapted very strongly to the purely material
    • to you to-day particularly about certain things in connection with
    • If you go into Museums to-day, you will find skeletons
    • indeed come when what is present there to-day as skeletons, will
    • for several days.
    • whole life lies before us like a panorama, during the days in which
    • which, to be sure, is understood by very few persons of to-day
    • connected with these things are carried on nowadays in the
    • that present-day humanity is shortsighted in its vision of the world
    • person of the present day forms his ideas, his conceptions of the
    • different side than the one we have discussed to-day in essence.
    • When the painter of our day paints this picture —
    • and even to-day, the modern painters still occasionally do
    • many centuries; and there are many documents, still existing to-day,
    • to show us that in those days people still knew something of what our
    • in a way that was entirely different from the way of to-day.
    • world to-day; how, if they only wished to do so, they could convince
    • To-day it is possible to prove scientifically, as it
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    • and proof of what will be said here in the next few days, it would
    • all times, from primeval ages down to our own day, have always known,
    • present day. If one were to ask, — let us now say, in order to
    • Today we shall endeavor to form a sort of conception of
    • the man of the present day. But you know also that we look forward to
    • what it is to-day. The astral body will then represent what you know
    • has re-shaped what at present is the physical body; that which to-day
    • Spiritual-soul; so that we may say to-day: of that which we are
    • to-day — at most only a beginning.
    • therefore that is a feeble prototype of what will some day be
    • to-day — not taking into consideration the insignificant
    • to us today; here we comprehend man, so to speak, at the present
    • him to-day, implanted first as a germ and then perfected further.
    • man is going through to-day. In the same way we find beings of a
    • future, and that we further develop our lower members, which to-day
    • are at the stage which we shall some day reach when we, from within
    • speak, from what those beings do whom to-day we call men. There is
    • that man, such as he is to-day, is to some extent at a middle stage
    • spirit-body, just as it is awake in the everyday state of
    • above them.’ If at the present day a man becomes conscious in
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    • It was stated yesterday, that those beings who are to be considered
    • however, wish to take into consideration to-day. If you remember what
    • we spoke of yesterday — and you will also find it described in
    • Beings such as the Folk-spirits we have described to-day. That was
    • what at the present day can only be done by the Spirits of Form who
    • which man possesses at the present day. Therefore Beings such as
    • another domain. I pointed out yesterday, that there are yet other
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    • which is, so to say, the central theme of our lectures. To-day, for
    • foolish to-day to doubt the existence of the animal, plant and
    • Spirits of Language, as I yesterday described. We have also described
    • higher than man. The Hierarchies we mentioned yesterday do not end
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    • appears before our eyes to-day, we must look at a wonderful tissue,
    • the present-day man, is the one who has given him the possibility of
    • about in the life of present-day man at a certain age; it can only
    • present-day consciousness much too soon, for you know that in the man
    • of to-day, this consciousness awakes to a certain degree soon after
    • to-day up to his twentieth year would have quite a different
    • extent he actually is to-day. If that had happened, then all the
    • the races are evolving too. Races have arisen and they will some day
    • regions of present-day Africa and Asia. Then later we see a movement
    • Thus we had to describe in general to-day the
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    • spiritual Beings work into the whole? It would be well, if to-day we
    • to the Alps, which to-day are a chain of solid mountains, so that the
    • established and what even the present-day geologists have
    • element, not however our present-day water, but the old fluidic
    • when he could hear it. It sounds forth, however, both day and night,
    • the day as light, and during the night weaves on further as light
    • forth both day and night. To man this is as with the miller, who only
    • body. So that if you look at a man of the present day and to begin
    • conditions. Hence, that which to-day shows itself as will, is to be
    • self-knowledge can feel that the inner balance of present-day man is
    • about this in the next few days. For the moment just take it as an
    • The fourth element is naturally to-day still very imperfect; but when
    • foundations, into which we have glanced a little to-day, appear in
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    • to-day you wished to seek in the cosmos the locality from whence the
    • thus the line which I drew for you a few days ago originated.
    • of its own being, and for the man of the present day it has all its
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    • last few days, you will find it comprehensible that not only a
    • our lecture to-day, we are experiencing in our own time, that the
    • can still see at the present day Monotheism ruling in its greatest
    • to-day. He belongs just as much to the great directing Spirits of the
    • respects have to-day withdrawn behind the dim and shadowy influence
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    • is not at the present day easy to understand this essential element,
    • of which here would lead us too far) — there is to-day a
    • most disquieting tendency in our present-day science, because
    • Nevertheless this comparison is extremely popular at the present day.
    • past. To-day we shall pay special attention to the way in which the
    • saw in those days.
    • days, from which he was then released by Mimir, the ancient bearer of
    • present day, but it was still an astral one to the Germanic Norseman.
    • I only wanted to-day to give an idea of how the Northern
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    • If among my hearers there are some who wished to analyze yesterday's
    • said, if you were to think philosophically about yesterday's
    • Archangels, in the way I pointed out yesterday in connection with
    • day only give hints as to this Luciferic influence. What you will
    • Naturally all persons of the present day whose thoughts are
    • the material scientists of the present day give the same explanation
    • old clairvoyance saw very differently from a man of the present day,
    • Materialistic people of to-day will say that this is a
    • absurd to the present-day point of view, but I know also that in
    • the condition of waking day consciousness was there, one was blind to
    • one day appear different from what they were formerly accustomed to
    • vision of the future, that vision which will one day appear before
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    • present-day France and in present-day Great Britain, were necessary
    • epoch will one day clash in these two civilizations: the Indian,
    • in Christ to-day is only the beginning, because the Christ-impulse
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    • one may still find to-day in the Akashic Records. In the course of
    • which was still ‘at home’ here in those old days when the
    • between day-waking and night-sleeping. Just as the human soul during
    • the folds of the brain; so that during the day-time it can be stowed
    • day, yet the Archangel of the Germanic North has within him this
    • and will attain to clairvoyance, which can to-day be acquired only by
    • schools, a truth which to-day must be found especially in the domain
    • materialism of our day they will be believed, just as was Sabbatai in
    • So you see, that when our Anthroposophy of to-day
    • and carry that into what we recognize and know to-day as the common
    • again in these last few days how free they feel with the people of
    • methods of present-day science, but ever more and more
    • the present day he still lives below the surface, yet he is spread
    • days, but let us in this sense always be together in spirit. Wherever
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    • today to certain great cosmic events with which we are already familiar from
    • today, shining towards us from cosmic space, was once united with the earth. It
    • Today we will confine our attention to what came to pass on earth in
    • existed. The mineral kingdom as we know it today came into being for the first
    • happened, he would be living in a world of pictures to this day. But evolution
    • been increasingly rapid since the fifteenth century, and today, although the
    • rooted in reality. It has only a picture-existence. When the man of today
    • which reached its climax during the nineteenth century. And today man is
    • You know that the moon will one day
    • in body and in soul until the 33rd year of life. Today this development is
    • time. And we must learn to connect what is happening today — I mean the fact
    • that the intellect is becoming more and more shadowy — with what will one day
    • in the spiritual world. Whereas in the days of old Atlantis human beings came
    • connected body of Spiritual Science at all today is due to the circumstance
    • Today people may consider it comparatively harmless to elaborate only those automatic,
    • today by many of those who try to hold humanity back from the knowledge of
    • background of what is often said today by people who out of old traditions
    • I have been speaking today of a matter upon which we cannot form a
    • own shadowy thoughts. It is not enough today to speak in abstract terms of the
    • today, such, for example, as “Thoughts become things,” or similar phrases.
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    • most of those who nowadays speak of history, political economy, etc.,
    • than does the natural science of the present day to the natural science
    • man. For instance, there is much talk nowadays of the possibility of
    • value in spiritual science. There is much talk nowadays of the
    • nowadays appears as spiritualism. When spiritual science remembers the
    • the world to-day, I can do but one thing — wonder how such things
    • world as something false and forbidden. Nowadays there is no one really
    • say to-day that it is intended to be nothing else but an artistic
    • follows from what I have said here to-day — which takes hold of
    • as present-day natural science is new as compared with the natural
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    • worlds, just as a man today can speak about the ordinary knowledge he
    • they did not acquire them as man acquires his thoughts today. If a
    • Now just as we today have schools and
    • what they acquired as wisdom. Today the distinction is made by
    • Today it is considered unscientific
    • following way. — When the man of today conceives a thought, he
    • twilight, the man of today who rightly understands the Christmas
    • him, and every year he gave it back again. The man of today
    • those days. To the orthodox modern scientist the Sun is a ball of gas
    • union with the Cosmos. But if we today would realize with inner
    • Christmas thought, my dear friends, for there is a real need today to
    • that numbers of people know today about Christmas is that it is a
    • civilization has drifted today. It is there that much of the real
    • today is like the blood within us, in contrast to the old world of
    • with the course of the seasons than is the custom today. About 20
    • For example, men begin the year with the present New Year's Day, the
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    • History nowadays has come
    • nowadays regarded as scientific, we shall have to admit that our
    • the light which Lessing in his day tried to do in his “Education
    • the human soul has been more or less what it is today since first it
    • the present day we should have no feeling for the very different mode
    • extraction but which had fallen on evil days, a family which
    • how in the progressive development of humanity since the days of the
    • are like day and night, and that between the day periods there have
    • the day of wakening, in a new form, in Michelangelo. But whereas in
    • nature things reappear in the same form and one day resembles another
    • coincidence that Galileo was born on the day that Michelangelo died.
    • there today in Rome is by no means what Michelangelo painted. Not
    • probably during his last days as he looked back over his life —
    • allegorical figures, arranged two and two: Day and Night, Dawn and
    • could be revived, a doctrine which men of today are ripe enough to accept
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    • actually sleep by day as well, only the day-sleep is less noticeable
    • sleep. By day it is the life of will that is more wrapped in sleep,
    • will they do it as day-sleepers, and being for this reason unable to
    • consciousness of the day; the will sinks down into the subconscious,
    • tumult more with our life of thought and feeling; in day-sleep, more
    • characteristic of the present day. The acquisition of genuine natural
    • Nature. We shall be less concerned with this point to-day. The
    • day. No wonder that when someone who has reached the first stage of
    • by veils easily penetrable in the spirit, while by day he worked in a
    • humanity, the more do we find a state of things that is nowadays
    • becoming steadily rarer. Men did not in those days fill themselves
    • To face the waking life of day with dullness and
    • forces the Ahrimanic forces of to-day, and so we establish a balance,
    • prevailing to-day began to develop about four centuries ago. And the
    • takes effect by slow degrees, and to-day it has already reached a
    • there are many town and city dwellers to-day who cannot do so. They
    • to-day, but he was quite differently related to something that comes
    • individual human being. Even to-day it can sometimes be noticed how
    • credence is given to this to-day because the spoken word is heard as
    • differed from that of events to-day, because the souls of men
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    • of life today, and yet science exercises a very powerful influence
    • When a man comes to Spiritual Science today he begins to understand
    • nowadays tries to interpret certain facts and events of history, he
    • nowadays, for to do that would be to make a sharp distinction between
    • people, but for all that must be made known today. It is right
    • What I propose to tell you today must be taken as referring to a
    • think of culture today. But there was a certain quality in these
    • peoples are incarnated today in the men of Western Europe, Middle
    • proportion of Europeans today had not received the impulse of
    • which Christianity lives in the souls of Europeans today we must
    • from that of today. In those times Christianity was still imbued with
    • many enigmas today — unless we realize that a great many souls
    • It is quite useless today to dabble superficially in the idea of
    • Today, of course, it has become altogether decadent, but at the time
    • at all events — are incarnated today in the peoples of modern
    • America. The whole constitution of the Americans today with all their
    • they are given at school. It is quite obvious that human beings today
    • today to take the fact of repeated earthly lives in all seriousness
    • been speaking of today, but even in public lectures one has to go
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    • Today I must tell you a few things on morality and karma and tomorrow
    • Lucifer and Ahriman live within us today? This is not easy to
  • Title: Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
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    • The explanations which I gave you yesterday on the path which the
    • Let me indicate some of these facts today. You should realize that
    • ordinary way of looking at the world today does not really enable us
    • that of today. The human bodies of olden times, the mummies which you
    • so corpse-like as the human bodies of today. These physical bodies
    • they continue experimenting, they will one day be able to understand
    • This is because the human corpse is, today, the true instrument of
    • yesterday, it brought them in connection with the universe, made them
    • yesterday. But we must resist mere intelligence. We must add
    • in opposition to the science of his days, the law of metamorphosis,
    • concepts. The explanations which I gave you yesterday and the day
    • before yesterday really constitute the path leading into these
    • that today people are chiefly interested in the soul's life
    • it is today, if we were to observe a child's development, the
    • be clearly seen today in public life.
    • What are the questions which people ask today? Do they inquire after
    • painful today to speak to people of general human destinies! People
    • today we may tell people that the war which has been waged on earth
    • Orient designates the ideology of the Occident as a reality. Today we
    • Today nothing penetrates into the human souls, but rebounds, as it
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    • waking condition. This is daytime for the Spirit of the Earth, in
    • kind of life. One year is one of his days, and in the Spirit of
    • unfold in our will, the will as it exists today, arose upon the
    • us today. If the will had not to be unfolded here on earth, we
    • his life. This is what he dreamed. On the following day, before
    • on the following day.
    • have occurred on the following day, and because that young man's
    • object which you were expecting for some days. A thought
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    • ESTERDAY
    • to speak yesterday it will be clear to you that a very disagreeable
    • called the Christ-Experience yet to come. We learnt yesterday
    • period between the middle of the nineteenth century and our own day,
    • what an immense gulf really exists between those who are old today
    • the other hand there is today a terrible reactionary, conservative
    • scientific thought of today, so that he presents an ever greater
    • To-day,
    • thing anyone asks about a child to-day is from whom he has got this
    • characteristics, he will feel his existence to be worthless. To-day
    • centuries; it has come to a climax in our own day. Those who are
    • aroused. And to-day national chauvinism rings through the whole
    • the conditions of life in the civilised world of to-day have taken
    • need scarcely say that to many men to-day this truth is unacceptable.
    • to-day. All this that wells up out of the chaotic
    • that what man has to-day as his physical body is in essentials an
    • appear spirit-self, life-spirit and the true spirit-man; today these
    • Today,
    • learn so to live inwardly as I shall one day live actually, when the
    • can absorb from modern culture — that culture which today is
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    • meets with general acceptance to-day.
    • of the present day a deep need — yes, a hunger — for
    • acquire to-day by the activity of the intellect — and all
    • present-day knowledge is so acquired, whether it be based on
    • concerned. And I want to-day to speak of the results for the life of
    • continuation or extension of the knowledge that prevails to-day;
    • feature of the knowledge that has made such advances in our day and
    • of civilisation, somewhat heavily cancelled out! Present-day
    • seek rather to keep our personality out of the decision. If yesterday
    • we were in error on a certain matter, and to-day are no longer so,
    • to-day is comparatively new; it is a product of evolution. In earlier
    • origin of the word “true”. And so to-day we have this
    • connection of ideas with life. The knowledge of the present day we
    • a familiar everyday experience. Normally, man takes nourishment, and
    • to-day, useful though it be, and by no means to be disparaged. From a
    • present-day knowledge, we tend to be proud of the fact that it has no
    • We are actually, at the present day, in a peculiar
    • that is how the position is to-day. One earnestly hopes it will soon
    • inwardly. As things still are, however, mankind remains to-day a
    • Initiation-knowledge of the present day has perforce
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    • How Can the Psychological Stress of Today be Overcome?,
    • this clear today by a particular example. Most of us know that our
    • bestowed upon them. Intellect covers a wide field; today this is not
    • indifference often shown nowadays. At present we are slow, as a rule,
    • today. In the fourth post-Atlantean epoch human relationships and
    • together. What we ask today is that in becoming acquainted individual
    • whom we meet nowadays? As being agreeable to us, or the reverse. Look
    • How often nowadays one hears: “I don't know what
    • the particular “shade” described in today's lecture. Many
    • thought on the other. But today very few are inclined to make use of
    • of talk nowadays about the necessity for the individual treatment of
    • nowadays officially give out. Only consider” — it might
    • sincere will that abounds among men today, sincere will that aims at
    • today? Good intentions are to be found everywhere, so let us for the
    • But we come nowadays upon fine and lofty theories
    • looking one day into a shop window my eye was caught by the title of
    • out today, only without any indication that these things proceed from
    • I have brought forward today in my lecture.
    • speak to you today. Let us hope that we may meet again here at a not
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    • were very different from those appropriate today. I have often drawn
    • known later as the Ancient Indian civilization. Many people nowadays are
    • in general was very different from what it is today. In the present age
    • man saw more in the external world than ordinary man sees today. In
    • in everything fluid or aeriform. Today's intellectual outlook declares
    • way of experiencing the world, namely, that man in those days had no clear
    • normal human being today did not yet exist. Though he did not express it,
    • was walking along a river bank. If someone today walks along a river bank
    • direction. Just as a swimmer today feels himself carried along by the
    • surrounding nature. He felt the elements of nature within himself. Today
    • definite effect upon the yogi. When man today is aware of himself within
    • today man can reawaken experiences of the past. He may, for instance, have
    • today is to transform, in meditation and concentration, the otherwise
    • nature. Meditation today is to begin always with an experience in thought,
    • one kind of breathing into another, man today must attempt to project
    • with breathing, thus turning the two processes into one. The aim today
    • external world. The yogi turned back into his own rhythm. Today man must
    • with those senses, which today are not even recognized as senses.
    • unsuitable today. However, we can attain an experience of the qualitative
    • occurs which is similar to when someone today sustains an injury. When one
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    • Ever since the early days of Christianity it has been the custom
    • a point of time a few days after the 21st of December, the
    • winter solstice, whereas the day of the Easter festival is determined by
    • celebrate a Sunday — a day, that is, which should remind them of
    • their connection with the sun-forces — when the Sunday comes that
    • knowledge that present-day science can offer. And such traditions were a
    • late as into the thirtieth year. And Christ Jesus lived His days of
    • kind of hallucination, then it is only a proof that in our day even
    • should confess today, in all sincerity, how difficult it is to find our
    • to the habits and ways of thought of the present day, is far from being
    • present-day theologians put a materialistic interpretation upon the event of
    • day to place before our minds one of the things that seemed to Paul, as
    • outlook of men in those days. Not that a complete change took place in a
    • today in such a trivial manner! Again and again they show an inclination
    • enough. today, mankind has only come so far as to speak of the contrast
    • today to utter this renunciation, when we can observe on every hand a
    • not this be the thought that rises up in our minds today: All the
    • great significance in life today.
    • one cannot. The man of the present day is faced with a severe test when
    • modification in our day, nevertheless in all essentials it is still the
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    • days — I trust they will also be days of real good work —
    • throughout these days an agricultural spirit which is already deeply
    • with our intentions for these days. For my part, these thanks are
    • hospitality to so many visitors and for so many days, in the way in
    • during the succeeding days, to come to a right understanding on all
    • must forgive me if my introductory words to-day appear —
    • said to-day, however remote it may seem at first sight. For
    • practised nowadays in the widest circles. For it should go without
    • Nowadays, such a
    • needle) is considered good sense by the men of to-day when applied to
    • whole, but of the cosmic environment. The men of to-day say and do
    • certainty. Even to-day one is astonished again and again to read the
    • customary nowadays. We must do so in studying that which alone makes
    • To-day, by way of
    • in the life of the Earth. Nowadays we are wont to attach the greatest
    • importance to the physical and chemical constituents. To-day,
    • people of to-day are not so well aware. Certain illnesses and other
    • declare that certain illnesses show a seven day's fever period, one
    • to-day even from those domains of life where it could work most
    • which we see it to-day can only thrive in the equilibrium and
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    • which works down into our Earth from the Universe beyond. Nowadays,
    • development of the vegetation that covers the soil. But present-day
    • have to consider the matter from various standpoints. Let us to-day
    • which is not only not taken into account to-day but is not even
    • admitted nowadays. But we can go still further. We must observe that
    • jargon of to-day — and it will then be possible to give exact
    • People to-day are
    • was very important to know these things. To-day too, it is important
    • kinds of fruit. Nowadays it is all done by blind experiment, there is
    • the man of to-day may know — though this knowledge too is very
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    • of nitrogen's activity, has fallen into great confusion nowadays.
    • clear to the outer science of to-day. I mean the four sisters,
    • being of the Universe. The chemist of to-day knows little of these
    • do we see in carbon nowadays? That which we use, as coal, to heat our
    • carbon nowadays is very little when you consider its infinite
    • to-day in Nature in a broken, crumbled form, as coal or even graphite
    • By day we have great need of the oxygen, and by night too we need
    • whether by day or by night, to the nitrogen. We imagine that we are
    • as it may sound to the materialist madcaps of to-day, nitrogen not
    • life. And above all, you will remember what I told you yesterday and
    • fields to-day, which in the near future will be in the stomachs of
    • full impetus of the carbonic acid, as we do in the everyday,
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    • with the realities of Agriculture as the customary science of to-day
    • to the great cosmic relationships. This is most necessary nowadays.
    • Think how the customary science of to-day, or yesterday, has to correct
    • to twelve stone) requires about four-and-one-quarter of protein a day
    • science. And yet, to-day no man of science believes in this proposition.
    • Science has corrected itself in the meantime. To-day as everybody knows,
    • eats one-and-three-quarter oz. a day.
    • very difficult to come to terms at all with this science of to-day,
    • with it. For in practical life, the science of to-day would very soon
    • be given to bring about in the soil what I indicated yesterday, namely
    • to under-estimate. Yet with all their investigations nowadays, people
    • of to-day is incapable of following the matter up to the point of finding
    • is customary nowadays.
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    • yesterday for the improvement of manure was intended, of course, simply
    • manuring as before. To-day we shall have to consider the manuring problem
    • In yesterday's lecture
    • as I said in yesterday's discussion, must not come in in a turbulent
    • but that is all.” In this very statement, the men of to-day betray
    • is happening to-day on many farms. Then we are ruthlessly exploiting
    • our manure not only as I indicated yesterday; we should also subject
    • To-day therefore —
    • of which I explained yesterday. Now that which is present in the yarrow
    • and to-day no one remembers that he who devised them was a fool. Here,
    • diseases. I am speaking in general terms at the moment. Nowadays
    • that the scientists generally have to-day in their description of diseases.
    • must know in this connection. For the scientists of to-day it will no
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    • to one's student days. Thus I endeavoured, though with no great
    • with in the past few days. I showed how we must strictly distinguish
    • — not what proceeds from Moon, Venus and Mercury. Nowadays, people
    • of to-day. They can only be dealt with effectively by entering into
    • as we have to-day. Even now, after its severance, the Moon works so
    • physical methods of to-day—are in a sense rayed back on to the
    • nowadays. Thus, for the dandelion which you need as I explained
    • yesterday, you can perfectly well plant it where you want it, and use
    • to-day will not believe it; such things were known and mastered once
    • that a thing can be true in itself. However, to get anywhere nowadays
    • the same when in the course of a year or a day it shines on to the Earth
    • to-day.
    • as is done to-day, is no real science. The mere jotting-down of isolated
    • science do nowadays? It takes a little plate and lays a preparation
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    • facts and conditions. We shall do this to-day, and pass on to-morrow
    • To-day
    • afield from present-day points of view. Time was, indeed, when they
    • to-day they are to all intents and purposes terra incognita. The entities
    • Nowadays,
    • yesterday when speaking of human Karma). That which is poorer in ether,
    • The insects said, one day: We do not feel quite strong enough to work
    • Nature is wiser than man, even to this day. And we may well assume,
    • away, as I told you a few days ago from another standpoint. This is
    • day they do not understand what Goethe meant when he spoke of “give
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    • a kind of personal treatment. To-day especially, we shall therefore
    • little insight there is nowadays in this most important question: the
    • the essence of the feeding process? To-day I would like to contribute
    • for man too, is to this day thoroughly misunderstood. The coarse idea
    • the organism, is altogether wrong. That is what they imagine nowadays,
    • a characteristic phenomenon of to-day. They set to work and do something
    • he comes very complicated, and to-day no one can see the wood for the
    • question the everyday things with which we are so familiar. Why did
    • I spend the whole day with petty manipulations, I can never become a
    • there are such men to-day — rightly consider that the consumption
    • as our honoured friend, Count Keyserlingk, to-day announced, has been
    • and inmost thanks for all that they have done for us in these ten days
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    • three days alone in an enclosed space, and was transported
    • present-day man, when asleep, there is first of all the
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    • Today
    • case today, but we should set out from this development of
    • adopt the standpoint of the Greeks, but today we can no
    • explained to you today contains, on the one hand, the
    • instinctive clairvoyance. Today, we have instead a science
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    • life. Today, because I want to call your attention to a particular kind of
    • ordinary day consciousness of those who underwent this torture was
    • the cosmos. It is today not yet possible to show in all detail how the human
    • higher stage of morality. For today, this mystery of the in-drawing of the
    • body for a few days; then we have to give it back to the cosmos. In the
    • see how, in all that is material, live impulses to error. Today Man is called
    • shadow of the event I have described today, the event which left
    • was a moment in evolution when what we today call magnetic and electric
    • beginning of all the discoveries that rule the earth today by means of the
    • or received implanted into it, the forces that go through the wire today in
    • the influence of the inspirations of which I have been speaking to you today,
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    • have been asked to speak to-day on the subject: Paths leading to
    • lecture some of the more important things explained yesterday.
    • the human being. In the public lecture which I gave yesterday I
    • has to say, cannot, as it were, be transmitted day by day in the form
    • nevertheless this view is valid to-day.
    • will be able to see what is the intention of Anthroposophy to-day
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    • scientist of our day, who is not in the least inclined to submit
    • meditation, depends upon the starting point in ordinary, everyday
    • normal for everyday life and also for ordinary science. Only from
    • of the spiritual world as distorted or, as we shall see today, in
    • everyday consciousness. In ordinary consciousness, losing
    • consciousness occurs in relation to the areas of everyday life.
    • the day. The spiritual investigator who is in error cannot be
    • impairment of the ordinary behavior of soul in everyday life, is like
    • a penetration of sleep or of the dreams into the clear, everyday
    • consciousness, however, is like a penetration of ordinary, everyday
    • outer, everyday life and in ordinary science the content of truth,
    • training today.
    • ordinary, everyday fear — do not appear. One learns to know the
    • everyday consciousness. There can be conditions of fear, of anxiety,
    • phenomenalism. Just as the ordinary, everyday materialist wants to
    • spoken of today, it is unjustified to claim that only the spiritual
    • which is illuminated by the sun during the day. If we then make an
    • today about “repeated earthly lives” — when it
    • this way. Today anyone still trying to solve the problem of squaring
    • individuals today, those human beings who long to have their soul
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    • scientific certainty in the consciousness of present-day
    • circles today. For we should imagine, in fact, we should be
    • people's present-day aspirations for knowledge, which are none the
    • less intense although they may still be unconscious. Nowadays when
    • anthroposophy were to speak along the lines that people nowadays call
    • present-day mankind. I wanted this to be said because it is just from
    • present-day needs, views which are held by the kind of spiritual
    • many people nowadays have the most detrimental illusions. Today,
    • of mankind and seeing the amount of elemental unrest felt today
    • between the unrest of today and this harping on ‘simple
    • faith.’ A causal connection there certainly is, today's
    • knowledge I would like to tell you more about today, namely an inner
    • be said first of all, because today, in particular, what I will have
    • they ought to advocate. I attempted the day before yesterday to
    • indicated the day before yesterday shows that the life of the
    • people still disbelieve today — we are only at the beginning of
    • a different character than it has in everyday life.
    • also discover a fact that strikes a man of today as being absurd: if
    • circles today imagine has nothing useful to offer, leads to the kind
    • the day before yesterday, I want to refer to them again briefly. I
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  • Title: The Year as a Symbol of the Great Cosmic Year
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    • I desire to bring before your souls to-day for further meditation,
    • reach the depths of that of which I shall speak to-day, if he holds
    • into consideration. To simplify our subject, we say: In the daytime
    • consciousness, for us practically no consciousness at all; while day
    • to-day as we shall those of the plant consciousness, which we realise
    • us, so, in like manner does the Earth think. Let us inquire to-day:
    • which we have to-day, had progressed as far as the present
    • He meant the great cosmic years of which I have spoken to you to-day.
    • revolving year. The thirteen days are the days in which the
    • Through it we can worthily expect that day which is to usher in a New
  • Title: On the Duty of Clear, Sound Thinking
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    • yesterday, on the last night of the year, to enter deeply into many
    • seemed good to enter yesterday into those things which speak to the
    • evolution of to-day. We need only carry those very thoughts which
    • have been ours during the last few days over into the realm of the
    • present day have need.
    • been so strong as in our day, so that want of confidence as
    • authority. People live to-day entirely under the impression that they
    • that. For the most part men do not consider to-day that it is an
    • developed. Who is not convinced to-day, on the grounds of a belief in
    • followers at the present day. Before he took up philosophy he was a
    • popular thought, especially among many philosophers of our day! So it
    • adherent of his, but as a clever man of his day. Yes, so he said. But
    • profoundly unhappy events of the present day, for these would not be
    • people cannot to-day grasp with their thought what the seer derives
    • slip-shod thinking of the present day. Spiritual Science should
    • by the careless thinking of the present day. I have explained to you
    • to-day. The worst of it is, that this fundamental failing of
    • little it is recognised. It enters into our everyday thinking, and
    • people want. At the present day we have reached the point, when all
    • much to-day, but from small germs like these a beginning must be
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  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • paths. And so it may be useful today to speak of elements
    • easy today to see the necessity for this unification of men all
    • sphere is an unconscious urge in the whole of mankind today. On
    • destiny. Mere knowledge of everyday dealings between man and man will
    • life. I want to speak in outline today of how Spiritual Science
    • ideas. Today, as the result of an unenlightened science, it is
    • peoples of the Earth. It is because of this that in Germany's days of
    • today. In its present form, internationalism is not a living
    • Internationalism nowadays is a more or less weakened form of Marxism.
    • and antipathy in the world today can indeed be followed by
    • those who understand the conditions of life today, it is the
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • a custom existed in his day he would certainly have
    • Atlantean bodies, bodies very unlike those of today. In that
    • of sleep today.
    • in the days of Atlantis, they beheld the divine-spiritual Beings who
    • sublimity and majesty there can be only a dim inkling today.
    • world. In the days of Atlantis, sight on the physical plane
    • Cosmos are still very little understood today; they were
    • words we have listened today, the glorious remembrance from
    • will one day harbour the power by which all worlds connected
  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • CHARACTERISTICSOF TO-DAY
    • what is happening to-day can only be grasped if we look at those
    • the manifold stormy events of to-day. It is regarded as something
    • things of life pass unheeded to-day. But one who has acquired an eye
    • from the first days of life, from the first week onwards, something
    • to-day, we find that the souls entering the world through birth bear
    • entering through birth to-day feel a kind of hindrance, a difficulty,
    • children entering the world to-day. They do not want to enter the
    • to-day.
    • perception. But other events of to-day are speaking to us loudly and
    • admit to themselves to-day what the Russian Minister Suchomlinoff
    • to-day. How helpless, in the main, is the great majority of people in
    • So we stand to-day at
    • To-day man is
    • living to-day come from the fact that men must receive
    • spiritual wave invading our life so powerfully to-day.
    • understood to-day. Nature, as studied by natural science to-day
    • are adequate to the needs of to-day. It is a fact that what the
    • present day life! When one spoke, maybe from this or that angle, of
    • understands what is willing to reveal itself to him to-day. For
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • is possible today, with the interpretation of life that stems with
    • in our day the question of morality is of the greatest urgency
    • same time social, and today every man experience the urgency of the
    • learns about existence in conformity with today's thinking as it is
    • Today, in so far as we wish to understand man by means of natural
    • yet give full weight to what I have described today. But the consequences
    • today to be the most urgent problem of the present and the near
    • everyday consciousness is impregnated with a content when it
    • place this knowledge before the world today, one would not expose
    • It is true that not everyone today is able as yet to attain to
    • in the social life. What arises today as the most urgent, the most
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • incarnations. To-day, in our intellectual age, intellectuality and
    • quite possible nowadays for a man to be very clever and at the same
    • natural matter of course. To-day we can learn from the Akashic
    • 14:23 So the LORD saved Israel that day: and the battle passed over unto Bethaven. \
    • 14:24 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted any food. \
    • 14:28 Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint. \
    • 14:30 How much more, if haply the people had eaten freely to day of the spoil of their enemies which they found? for had there not been now a much greater slaughter among the Philistines? \
    • 14:31 And they smote the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon: and the people were very faint. \
    • 14:33 Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this day. \
    • 14:37 And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he answered him not that day. \
    • 14:38 And Saul said, Draw ye near hither, all the chief of the people: and know and see wherein this sin hath been this day. \
    • remarkable inasmuch as until the days of Schopenhauer —
    • Spiritual Science to-day? We are teaching what Oriental wisdom so
    • can as yet have no conception. It is possible to-day through higher
    • But to-day — because mankind is insufficiently mature
    • Christ. Occult investigations show us to-day that in a certain
    • to-day for Anthroposophy to be presented in such a way as to be based
    • Much that I have said today
    • to-day is to be a synthesis of religions. We can conceive of one form of
  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • is much complaint nowadays of
    • nowadays who is not nervous. We can well understand even this
    • holiday, write less for a time, and you will get over it!’ But
    • adding: ‘Without making too much effort, try every day
    • man would not say, when he came back from his holiday: ‘What a
    • is characteristic of the man of today.
    • much that our education nowadays neglects. It is not easy, at this
    • go at once to others, to complain of him; but we can observe from day
    • to day how he acts and speaks, and let this form a basis for our
    • told you today are apparently small details, but it must also be our task,
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • a spiritual stream. The modern spirit, which yesterday I allowed
    • there are, nevertheless, very many to-day whose souls have at least
    • to-day to pass from the scientific attitude into Anthroposophy.
    • Although Anthroposophy has certainly much to correct in present-day
    • scientific criteria that one feels entitled to impose to-day.
    • results. But I should like in to-day's lecture to attempt to
    • few days.
    • to-day imagine that Anthroposophy starts somehow from the nebulous
    • attitude of soul to be found in present-day movements that are really
    • branch of present-day science which is least of all attacked in
    • organisation. One also knows to-day — and from accepted science
    • to-day has the same space-world — unless he be abnormally
    • yesterday that I would have to expound to you a special method of training
    • spaces and their geometries are widely known to-day. Anyone who has
    • to-day — though from another point of view. Natural science
    • our attention upon scientific thinking to-day. It is able to see clearly
    • This is, at least, a kind of ideal for scientific method to-day. But
    • it was not always so. The scientific spirit, as acknowledged to-day,
    • disposition of soul that man has to-day. He cultivates the scientific
    • not think of himself as he does to-day. Modern man has, on the one
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • I have to say to-day will be,
    • of artistic creation. I hope, however, that to-day's considerations
    • help to elucidate what I said on the preceding days and what I
    • shall have to say in the days that follow.
    • people who come to Dornach to-day and maintain that something
    • to-day's lecture, is the intention
    • yesterday of one element, the spatial element, in so far as this is an
    • when one speaks as I spoke yesterday, one does not arrive at the
    • one's mind's eye as in yesterday's considerations, one sees that
    • a secret that our present-day perception has, one might almost say,
    • to apply to objects in this world the space of which I spoke yesterday
    • pointed out yesterday, one ought to take this point in concrete space
    • yesterday, related ourselves to the human being (the
    • advances to what I called, yesterday and the day before,
    • make to-day, leads nowhere. If, however, one confronts this cosmos as a
    • cosmos. One receives the counter-image of what I showed you yesterday
    • indeed, no idea to-day of the way in which men once, in ancient times,
    • into the cosmos. People believe to-day that the various drawings,
    • indicate the space I spoke of yesterday by three lines at right
    • revolve, according to present-day astronomy, but that does not
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  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • speak thus if he stood again to-day among Western people with the
    • probably say: “In my days, fear played no part in civilised
    • knowledge of man. Tradition has preserved this precept, and to-day it
    • of which I have spoken. The average man to-day is aware of the world
    • what actually exists within man. But to-day we must do so, for
    • destructive forces appearing to-day — in the East of Europe,
    • learn what we really must learn to-day for the healthy progress of
    • about a living difference to-day between the East and the West. In
    • and necessary perspective opens out. The assumption to-day is that
  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • ESTERDAY
    • objects in a material sense, and following the custom of present day
    • will one day suffer dissolution, and of how out of all manner of
    • being formed to-day in man within this centre of destruction. It is
    • Oriental. In our days the Oriental, particularly in Asia but
    • truth for him; it is not a truth for him to-day. We can see this
    • is perfectly possible for the consciousness of the present day, he
    • truths such as I have been indicating to-day. That is the only way we
    • world at large to-day in the way I have described them to you here,
    • been describing exists to-day in every human being. Only, he has no
    • atoms as are already there to-day. A man thus trained in thought
    • All that we see of our fellow men with our senses will one day no longer
    • cannot pass away. Man bears within him that which will one day be,
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • living teaching of the Risen Christ: resurrection. Today it lies in the
    • the Mystery of Golgotha must be rediscovered to-day through
    • to-day. Because of their faculties of atavistic clairvoyance,
    • to-day. They entered into living, spiritual communion with Divine
    • writings there are still echoes of these things. And so to-day we
    • a very special character. Strange as it will seem to you to-day,
    • animal to-day understands death when it sees another animal lying
    • Ahriman really exists to-day only in such teachings as are
    • worlds after having departed from them. In the early days of
    • earliest days of the Christian era.
    • Divine wisdom preserved by the learnéd scribes of his day
    • and we need to-day to acquire again a knowledge of esoteric
    • Christianity. In these days where there is so much controversy
  • Title: Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
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    • the word Realism, as it is often understood today, we do not grasp at once
    • quite clearly. In earlier days I explained the conceptions of Realism, by
    • look upon them as two different human aspects. In the present day we
    • If we go back to the days in
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • than can be imagined in the ordinary life of to-day, so that they may
    • the breaking up of European culture. To-day we can only have a pale
    • of Orleans had to pass through a kind of initiation. To-day we speak
    • and days between Christmas Eve and January 6th, the festival of
    • and which go from the day of Christ's birth to the day of Epiphany on
    • in his physical body. The festival around St. John's day, which, is
    • strongest experiences. It is during these days that Olaf Asteson
    • these days of physical darkness, which are, however, days of
    • also the forces of the Christ-Impulse can in those days particularly
    • for thirteen days also in the soul of a character such as the Maid of
    • experienced in a sleeping condition during those thirteen days and
    • thirteen days which lie between December 25th and January 6th, and on
    • when we fall asleep, and the last days of existence within our
    • these must have been the days chosen to implant the Christ-Impulse
    • into her being, the days before she opened her physical eyes to the
    • born on January 6th. On that day something occurred which caused a
    • with our Karma that I am again able to speak of them to-day. What I
    • the next day, for they were sure that it would imply a whole day's
    • past the right side of the furniture-van, on that day choose a path
    • forces have gone through the portal of death unused. After a few days
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    • To-day I wish to speak to
    • that which we shall consider to-morrow and the day after to-morrow.
    • To-day we shall first speak of something which lies in the
    • To-day we shall adopt the
    • ignored to-day only because people cannot go back to the truly
    • natural science, such as it exists to-day, that kind of knowledge
    • To-day it is necessary to
    • ordinary every-day consciousness, may even appear crazy to an extreme
    • this wisdom which appears so paradoxical to-day. For in our time many
    • paradoxical. You see, two things are possible to-day. Someone may
    • become acquainted with the natural science of to-day (I shall now
    • more than ever materialistic. This should be known to-day. We cannot
    • To-day we have monistic
    • the aversion which exists to-day through a certain love of ease, the
    • the others who so often spread mysticism to-day, and who always speak
    • materialistic. To-day, the more certain and also more refined way
    • of the spiritual literature of to-day foster materialism far more
    • particularly of those efforts which to-day honestly pursue
    • an extensive literature which exists to-day. In reality everyone who
    • To-day you will find this in many books, and it is described in a
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    • understanding and action in the world to-day. It is not very
    • for the habits and thoughts of everyday life, such as we
    • to-day only believe ourselves to have. These old
    • bounds of everyday existence, of a world of Gods and Spirits
    • living a part was played in everyday life by whatever could
    • within the limits of the everyday world, but where spiritual
    • beings made their workings felt. The commonest everyday
    • character, which is best described by saying: In those days
    • is the part played by the science of our day in common life,
    • basis of general freedom. Only very few people in our day
    • who talk about it; but very few to-day arrive at any real
    • are to-day, who consciously yearn to yield themselves up, for
    • People in the present day may invent the most beautiful
    • deeper? It does lie deeper. People to-day are too much bent
    • the earth to-day are not all adapted to the whole
    • of earth to-day may there perhaps exist the possibility for a
    • cosmogony is to-day being sought along altogether erroneous
    • to-day arrive at the secrets of our civilisation, my dear
    • to-day of anyone who is in earnest and sincere about working
    • to-day shut oneself up in one's study, and ponder over which
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    • today for those who call themselves civilised mankind.
    • here expressed. Nowadays, if it be a question of studying how
    • today. Who does not think himself able to know about himself?
    • book by a famous philosopher of today — Dr. Ernst Mach,
    • significant truth lies behind these things! A man of today
    • four Gospels. The man of today is familiar with all these
    • Latini were to arise again today and a very learned man of
    • not at all difficult nowadays to write a book. Books almost
    • this into our reckoning. What man today describes — and
    • down, and what we call spiritual today is altogether bound to
    • today. The question, for instance, whether it is right to
    • of Olaf Asteson, who slept through the days after
    • Christmas and did not reawaken until the day of the Three
    • days after Christmas and had awakened on the 6th of January.
    • it in the last thirteen days of her embryonal life. She was
    • season in the body of her mother in the last thirteen days of
    • the birthday of Joan of Arc. Thus she passed through the very
    • civilisation of the future and that of today. And if the
    • people of today find it so easy to judge the pursuits of
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • the Cosmos. As the human being stands before us today, we can
    • limbs today. As a man goes through life between death and
    • to be borne in mind today is that during the embryonic
    • being waits for ten times twenty-eight days in the mother's
    • twenty-eight days — that is, ten moons or 280 days.
    • to do essentially with the course of the day. Where the
    • olden days has been called ‘beauty’. So we see
    • that the things we have touched upon today, and shall be
    • going into further tomorrow and the day after, are beyond
    • — that today here and there some society may organise
    • which people today have no liking; they find it disturbing,
    • uncongenial. In primeval days men came to these things with
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • And today too
    • tramcars and the like. These phenomena, as experienced today,
    • And maybe it is the anthroposophist of today who will most
    • materialism surrounding us today.
    • everywhere. Today we will not go back to the very far past
    • this we must say to ourselves: as the human Ego is today,
    • characterised by saying that in those dark days, when souls
    • feeling for such things in our day but something of the kind
    • dissolute as the days shortened. At Christmastime those who
    • couples Adam and Eve's day on 24 December with the birthday
    • birthday, denoting the impulse given for man's reascent
    • of physical life. This theme was presented on one day and on
    • has long since been lost! In these days, when people are apt
    • today when we have forgotten to such an extent how to speak
    • Christmas days were over, the actors taking. the parts of the
    • Today this new spirit is still at the stage of childhood,
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    • teaching of Buddha should frequently be discussed to-day, is a fact
    • from what it is to-day. Let me briefly recapitulate.
    • In normal human life to-day
    • lies hidden behind the world of sense. Our consciousness to-day
    • in more ancient days pictures continually arose and passed
    • meaning as are our dream pictures to-day but were related to
    • to-day man knows with certainty that his blood is composed of
    • existing among the most primitive peoples to-day. It is becoming more
    • intellectual science of to-day. True, there is not much sympathy as
    • yet with the view that primitive peoples to-day are not typical of
    • also one day be verified. Thus we must look back, not only to a kind
    • a different being to-day. The Fall was due to man's own sin, even
    • days I will build it up again.” Here we have exactly the
    • the past, and indeed in our own days, when men have looked for a
    • evolution. There is indeed something of a Buddha-mood to-day in many
    • spiritual knowledge, that awakens the attraction to Buddhism to-day.
    • “Aeons cannot obliterate the traces of any man's days on
  • Title: Lecture: Hygiene - a Social Problem
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    • has reached its height to-day, although frequently in a highly
    • A great deal is said to-day
    • consider to-day whether we are really faced with the results of the
    • to-day that the materialism of the middle and last third of the
    • distinctions which are so often emphasised to-day between man's
    • overcome, is to-day in its prime? The essence of this materialism is
    • relation of human beings to each other than there is to-day when men
    • have true understanding. The position of the doctor nowadays is that
    • which the tiny child acts, plays, walks — all this is to-day
    • from external observation. On all sides to-day people form entirely
    • (All sciences to-day are intellectualistic; even if they claim to be
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    • the cosmological studies we have pursued for some weeks, I can to-day
    • these days to be having so excellent a performance of song, here in
    • to-day, if I may say so, to express my personal gratitude for this
    • and intellectual quality. If we take speech as we have it to-day, we
    • considering the speech that forms a part of present-day civilisation,
    • activity. Now the man of to-day, having grown prosaic in his ordinary
    • language was more like song. Now when the man of to-day sings, he
    • nature of the rhythmic breathing process. The poet of to-day still
    • song, he himself is living. It is so in the very first days after man
    • use to-day.
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    • given at Ilkley, Yorkshire, on Sunday, August 12th, 1923. The
    • to-day and which, by a new Initiation Science, we have to bring to a
    • philosophy. Everywhere to-day men are turning back, and often with
    • nature from the souls of men living to-day. The souls of men in those
    • the soul of man to-day, did not bear the same form in the souls of
    • the inner life of soul and Spirit. What we to-day would speak of as
    • of modern man. To-day man feels that he is deeply linked with his
    • What we to-day call “Nature” appeared before men as an
    • In the days when man had
    • spiritually in the living, instinctive existence of days of
    • mankind to-day.
    • — spoke as the Spirit. In days of yore man lived a life
  • Title: Lecture: Concerning Electricity
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    • in the way which we conceive of it today: namely, as an electron, as
    • occurred not so very long ago. Today we speak of the atoms as if they
    • speak today, as I am speaking now, then the people whose heads are
    • however, drove out this echo. And if today we are, on the one hand,
    • Today,
    • if someone were to come along today and ascribe moral impulses to the
    • world. In the same way in which the moral element one day acquires
    • reality. If we contemplate electricity today, we contemplate the
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    • MY LECTURE YESTERDAY, I tried to indicate an important fact related to the
    • great store of wisdom has in fact disappeared, and it is known today
    • certain passages to you yesterday from the beginning of the Book of Jeû.
    • that it is possible to imagine that everything we publish today and
    • today. It is extremely important to keep in mind this separation of
    • ordinary people. Today, the actual view that we maintain is that the
    • In fact, mysticism also continues to live. And today, in our own
    • gentleman a post card the next day, stating that the passage could be
    • directions find no way to unite. This is true today; those who speak
    • after a few days, the ether body detaches itself from the human
    • saying today also refers to them. So we may repeat: Human beings are
    • today's events may be traced to the fact that people prefer to
    • be innkeepers. The innkeeper nature is widespread in the world today;
    • today stand far too firmly within the “house” where they
    • nature is today.
    • human soul, just as it was found in the ordinary, everyday atmosphere
    • Christmas play arose, little by little, out of a carnival holiday
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    • things I shall have to explain to-day may be apparently a little far
    • them to-day. The man of to-day conceives the spatial and
    • everyday functions of life, in a word, all the activities of man in
    • the ordinary everyday consciousness, man will say to himself,
    • left-hand side I feel it also.’ In the everyday
    • these we must take our start today. Our considerations will
    • Though the everyday consciousness does not generally go farther
    • everyday consciousness man has little inclination as a rule to
    • Feeling is so very different from our ordinary, everyday experience.
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    • remain open. Our main purpose today will be to envisage the
    • still see today how rivers carry accumulations of shifting rocky
    • originating, according to present-day concepts, from organic beings
    • of less developed forms of life, which today we are accustomed to
    • knows today from other inferences, namely, that in the process of the
    • you know, there is a line of thought today which simply assumes that the
    • today as alluvial deposits washed up by river-action or the like in
    • that conditions were the same as they are today. As a result, the
    • the earth any “life” as it is today. For geology finds
    • indicated in the descriptions given here by Rudolf Steiner. Today, the
    • and other crystalline schist-formations. It is held today that Granite
    • — the picture given us by geology today of the course of the
    • gradually. In the days of Goethe, for instance, when he occupied
    • make its watery origin less apparent today. Everything, so to speak,
    • from our human point of view we call perfect today, we come to ever
    • not present itself in the very least as we know it today, as the
    • were quite tiny beings today, standing within a human organism: if,
    • by such living beings as move today on its surface or live in the
    • swimming as it were in its blood, as today masses of rain float
    • segregates from its organism the substances which today, as
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • lecture to-day will contain certain truths which will
    • the next few days to pursue our ideas further and to develop them in
    • if we limit our observation to the affairs of everyday life we shall
    • a certain sense this is absolutely true to-day in the case of the large
    • suggest that you should one day really start from this point and make a
    • in the same old habits of thought. Today it is hardly possible
    • suppose that yesterday you ate some cherries. That is a past action.
    • remain. You could not alter it. If yesterday, when you were eating
    • human beings of the present day. One listens. One even takes part in
    • To-day,
    • tried to indicate to-day that thinking lies at the opposite pole. A
    • developed as Intuition. Organised as he is at the present day, man
    • developed to an ever increasing extent. To-day these influences
    • less than the thinking of a later day. A more modern thinking speaks
    • to-day understands as the
    • Ahriman. In our manner of speaking to-day we should say Lucifer and
    • European humanity, the humanity of present-day civilisation, has become
    • shall amplify and carry further in the course of the next few days.
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    • day, but they will be when everything that Theosophy included
    • over and over again, how easily in our day the longing may encroach
    • Resurrection — could possibly have been announced to-day,
    • from the middle of the twelfth century down to the present day. And
    • membership to-day? Certainly not by saying that there must be a
    • speak to-day, Madame Blavatsky fell away from the influences
    • to-day, when for the first time we meet again. I referred to it as a
    • and we should not have mentioned these subjects to-day at all, if our
    • forward what has been said to-day so that each of you may know the
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • such primeval subjects for discussion at the present day? In the
    • continuously even at the present day. What occurred in the time of
    • Saturn did not only take place then, — it goes on even to-day;
    • only it is covered over and made invisible by what to-day surrounds
    • how it concerns us to-day, let us place the following before our
    • the present day an absolutely super-sensible and imponderable entity.
    • This can be seen in the fact that there are to-day teachings
    • present day is absolutely under the influence of this nonsense. This
    • ‘soul teaching without soul’ is to-day famous throughout
    • a cosmic tableau, which even to-day is, as it were, imprinted upon
    • feelings, and this was in the Day-Book of Karl Rosenkrantz, the
    • Day-Book. It had become clear to Karl Rosenkrantz that this
    • Hegel as the ox understands of Sunday, when he has eaten grass all
    • Man of to-day has two
    • before the Mystery of Golgotha took place; but it is the case to-day,
    • naturally very difficult for man to imagine this to-day, because his
    • materialistic a fashion as is natural and usual to the man of to-day.
    • to-day as transformed into an ‘imagination’: we can
    • Thus to-day we have
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    • today — is bound up with the conception of sacrifice, it
    • everyday thought work out whatever self-will has created by means of
    • Suppose you have formed the thought. The next day you will make your
    • mind as clear as possible so that the thought you formed yesterday
    • may come back into it. What you formed yesterday is received by you
    • to-day. Thus it was on ancient Sun; what was given at an earlier time
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • know as external physical fire or heat. To a man of the present day
    • something far removed from our everyday life; and then we are guided
    • that has been referred to to-day. It is not necessary that he should.
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    • ‘Spirit’ to-day. Even in saying “Spiritual”;
    • But to-day, when we
    • yet experience at the present day. But we must quite clearly realise,
    • put another layer of existence over it, and as far as everyday life
    • to-day be brought into touch with application to the study of
    • wonder at a man who at the present day longs through spiritual
    • here, in accordance with our ordinary programme, on the very day
    • subconsciousness. But it must be done to-day. And the tragedy of a
    • our Souls to-day are connected with the Cosmos, with the Universe. We
    • see also, however, how that which we experience in the Soul to-day
    • and that the man of to-day can devote his life to those spiritual
    • day may serve to remind us how tragically and stormily that which
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • ascribed to the Spirits of Movement. To-day we shall begin with a
    • is even to-day of profound significance. It is indicated in the
    • philosophers to-day are obliged to admit that it can never be proved
    • that a man who prepares himself in his physical body to-day for this
    • event of Golgotha as a real event is to-day denied, and that people
    • can still be done to-day); and they concluded: if the stars were in
    • to-day that any particular event will happen on the earth; by the
    • I must only bring back five rolls’. The next day he took the
    • renunciation and resignation. To these three truths we have to-day
    • illusion. This is what I wished to add to-day to the concepts we have
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • development we wish to see taken up by humanity, and today we
    • course, be many today — as there always have been
    • day, people who are not fully awake to what is going on
    • today. But when those who are awake look back on what went
    • characteristic element to be found day by day, hour by hour,
    • and reality. For you see, the generations of today are taking
    • seem to people today — not to you but to the ordinary,
    • ordinary, average people of today — the present age is
    • people of today — order will not be created from the
    • arise from the chaos that fills the world today when insight
    • is what people generally think today, though this does not
    • today. And if these truths sound pessimistic to you and make
    • from reality is the facile vanity of many of today's leading
    • illuminating words are heard in the world today; they should
    • in the future — unfortunately present-day critics have
    • may well laugh at people who say this, but the day will come
    • others today.
    • remember that the idea of the state as we know it today has
    • history. The present-day idea of a state is no more than four
    • its justification in its own day, when it brought about many
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    • Today's lecture will add further details
    • at a time — yesterday's lecture will have given you an
    • ponder the truth I presented yesterday which is, to put it
    • the turbulent and destructive events of today, some
    • many people call the realm of science today; it provides the
    • intellectual development of humanity today. However, no one
    • day. The two worlds really only work together in so far as
    • differently during the night than it does during the day; I
    • think you can see this. During the day the astral body and
    • not. People do not enquire into these things today because
    • which are generally read today. The old knowledge was still
    • like to hear or know such things today. Yet they will have to
    • most of them absurd. All I want to say about them today is
    • educationists and others today think will reform the world;
    • needed. You cannot reflect on social relationships today if
    • 50s. Today we are only capable of developing in such a way in
    • no further development after this, and today we have reached
    • capable of development into a ripe old age. Today people must
    • today, are people who do not get beyond their twenty-seventh
    • present-day leader? Well, let us say we have someone who is
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    • probably never as marked as it inevitably is today. This may
    • today and less able to accept views which differ from their
    • react to truths today and in the immediate future. People
    • the chaos in which we find ourselves today; in fact, they
    • you of one common illusion which exists today and is closely
    • today. They are misunderstood in so far as the leading
    • Teachers also do, for instance. Today, every educational
    • things are today, people simply must consider anyone who does
    • coming to the fore today in this respect — in general
    • this kind dominate the human race today in the widest
    • 22 or 23, one of my fellow students came to me one day, his
    • be wondering why we do not have it today. I got him to
    • impression today are utterly unreal, though they also have a
    • Wilson's ideas will be analysed one day and presented as
    • general opinions of today. Different conditions have to be
    • must inevitably come up are repulsive to many people today;
    • today.
    • people today are those who consider themselves to be more or
    • odder things are published today. But the lexicon also
    • times today when it is really difficult to take what is said
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • have this fear today — and there are indeed many of
    • Today I want
    • more or less normal feelings, even today, will be shaken to
    • world that day by day, hour by hour, has to do with our own
    • world, for the processes of birth and death happen every day
    • the mysteries which human beings have to discover today. And
    • since our day — and this has been going on for some
    • Today the service
    • generally do not want to know about today but which is
    • ignore today, for these go against the good life they want.
    • People today,
    • endlessly more important to people today than actually having
    • of ideals are represented by societies today. Programmes are
    • not to consider such ideas today. Just imagine trying to
    • ever? It is extremely difficult for people today to have
    • lost since Luther came on the scene. Before his day atavistic
    • humanity needs most of all today is to get to know the devil.
    • because of this there is a general difficulty today in
    • day after — about the frame of mind in which people
    • truths today because they simply do not believe truth to be
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • The spiritual constitution is such today
    • humanity. What I want to say today is perhaps best understood
    • way from the way in which we inevitably must do today. I have
    • today. Today I will merely consider one aspect of this: the
    • difference. It is actually true to say that today, at the
    • concerned. When we walk on the soil today — I have
    • then that the rocks of today, with their cracks and fissures,
    • today. You find an excellent description of the breaking up,
    • shattering, of our present-day earth in Eduard Suess's
    • today — its face, as it were — by outlining the
    • human form; they did not need the models we need today,
    • are getting more and more difficult today and the situation
    • all the stereotyped ideas people have today. In general terms
    • inward. On the other hand human beings of today may be said
    • today who simply are not themselves. Bodies are walking
    • day. If you have a number of people you may say — but
    • way people appear on the outside today we get one image.
    • outside we get another image. Today the two images are no
    • less as time goes on. It is really necessary for people today
    • and social theories we have today. People want to base their
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    • today, we must consider something of the nature of the human
    • want to establish what fills the conscious mind in everyday
    • published shortly, and which I mentioned yesterday,
    • narrow-minded as people are today. Certain symbols taken from
    • the lower nature and used in the past, symbols that today are
    • will not achieve this. Today the idea is that we only arrive
    • at our thoughts by reflection. Today the idea is: If human
    • consider this, some of the things I said yesterday can also
    • beings and the gods was much more of an exterior thing; today
    • this association is more intimate today than it was in the
    • much more intimate one, even today, than it was before.
    • physical colours in the way we do today, or hear physical
    • much less subtle than is possible today. It was relatively
    • easy to approach the Spirits and the dead in the past. Today
    • Today these
    • always been the same as it is today and that there has been
    • Blurred dream images came into everyday sensory perception,
    • — indicates that in those days people appealed to the gods
    • thinking about them. Today the idea is that individuals are
    • still able to laugh about such things today. But humanity
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    • comments today. You probably know the amusing experiment so
    • one gets today. The whole of Roman history, and particularly
    • also Greek history, which is written today comes under this
    • People are infinitely far away from the true reality today
    • All very erudite, of course, for today's writers generally are most
    • want to understand Luther today we must know the inner
    • on us today. We see him standing in the outside world and he
    • questions arise for people in the present-day state of
    • today and closely bound up with human nature. As I have
    • of these things in public. Today one must speak of them, even
    • very naturalistic nowadays. Painters and sculptors, who aim
    • everyday events. We have to see through the things which
    • to what really lives in the east of Europe today, the people
    • statements people make today, however erudite, then you have
    • weight. The way people talk today you would really think they
    • have been transformed into something else today. As I said,
    • clairvoyance has become something different today, it is
    • today and of course they do not believe them — there
    • People consider this to be an old superstition today, but it
    • and are no longer able to have today. In those days, human
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    • gathered, from what I said yesterday, that at the present
    • yesterday and the weights which have no weight, with the
    • significant characteristic of many of the concepts held today
    • is their poverty. People like to take things easy today
    • today who are literally craving such limited concepts. The
    • weight. Widely used ideas today are ‘the
    • you about something that is really worrying. A present-day
    • present-day desire for ideologies. This has given rise to the
    • in the world of art today. In other words, our age must once
    • against the grain with many people today. But try and
    • in the rest of the world today.
    • enlightened today are often working with old ideas, without
    • his day made a thorough attempt to see the State as an
    • some people experience as a harsh destiny in the days of
    • abstractionists today, and one feels like saying that if you
    • is such today that it is practically true. If you take the
    • is a State. People base themselves on concepts today, not on
    • here a few days ago: elemental life goes on out there, and it
    • strong point of saying these things to people today, but
    • Humanity is not sufficiently free-thinking today to allow
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    • those fundamental truths more deeply. In the last days we
    • sources of such events — and today we are very much
    • days its impulses were more instinctive in humans, for the
    • happens today more at the level of soul and spirit had more
    • thinking today in the field of geology, for instance. They
    • method used by geologists today to work out the primeval
    • quite easy to work out that one day it will be possible to
    • insight into some very strange things we have today. You can
    • idea with the other ideas we have characterized today. A time
    • and incarnations in the flesh such as we seek today will no
    • earth's corpse. Today's bacilli are merely the prophets, let
    • nowadays — in which the ahrimanic and materialistic
    • which are taken as a matter of course today, such as certain
    • overlooked today, but very often is. It is the belief that
    • present time. It is not at all uncommon to find people today
    • kind play a much greater role today than materialists are
    • take the published works of today's better poets and do a
    • Yesterday I spoke of the way in which the people in Eastern
    • hypothetically, Soloviev were alive today and had known this
    • Soloviev today it is best to be clear in one's mind that
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    • much today. Not only do they sound beautiful, but they are
    • indeed ideals of great value. But the people of today are not
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    • today are full of ahrimanic powers, as are their will
    • have a task today, depending on your particular place in this
    • today. A certain group of people knew of the facts of which I
    • them quite large, which may be right next door. Today, more
    • consider the way in which many people keep saying today: ‘lt
    • today — with due respect — was in the early
    • stages of becoming what it is today. A new literary work
    • Dreizehnlinden, and these are alive today in the hearts and
    • of this to show that it is entirely possible today for the
    • and, of course, enlightenment still flourishes today. Really
    • spiritual life must be encountered as a reality. Today,
    • even more at ease today than they do already. This is only
    • people today: prejudice, ignorance and fear of the life of
    • think how many people there are today who actually make
    • the spiritual powers. As I said in yesterday's public
    • like the individual whom I gave as an example the other day,
    • of principles which are applied today would achieve anything
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    • how people today and in the near future are moving into a
    • happening today supersensibly, but all the same with powerful
    • important for the future. Remember we said yesterday that in
    • Perhaps it is difficult to believe this today, but the time
    • present-day civilized world, where people consider themselves
    • and souls today, and causes them to end up in institutions.
    • between human beings and the universe. People today believe
    • going into more detail as time goes on; for today I merely
    • times the Earth and the Sun were one. Our present-day Earth
    • orbits the Earth today also has currents within it. Those
    • vertebrae as there are days in a month, between 28 and 31
    • natural history which is dinned into children today should
    • abstractions which are taught as history today, but again to
    • presented to them today.
    • associations today and proclaim over and over again
    • also needs new stimulus. Yesterday I spoke of how difficult
    • conditions we have today.
    • everyday life are taken up in a living way, and also in such
    • from a different point of view than that of everyday journalism
    • A few days ago
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    • ordering of affairs — today we would say for affairs of
    • simply are the truth, though it is a truth which people today
    • tribal membership today is speaking of impulses which are
    • ‘ideals’ proclaimed by people today. In earlier
    • far from easy to accept the truth of this; it is easier today
    • still enough people, even today, who simply do not want to
    • recognize the phraseology that goes round the world today,
    • phrases one hears in the world today. We have to be able to
    • must be understood today when great, tremendous events happen
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    • which are more significant than is often realized today. I
    • beings. Present-day events can therefore only be understood
    • and gradually. Today we shall first of all consider some ways
    • 70s, much more so than people imagine today — future
    • was something we referred to yesterday: Through millennia,
    • Stock Exchange, which are sometimes quite dimwitted nowadays,
    • today. The things which now happen sporadically in one place
    • through the living body. Today, bodies are vaccinated against
    • old kind, will tomorrow or the day after be followed by a
    • some extent gone over this again today. A study of
    • Goethe's Faust was difficult. Even today this work, which is
    • else is the atmosphere in which people live today treated
    • People live in a social atmosphere today
    • live today be presented to Faust as a contrivance of Mephistopheles.
    • live today is impregnated with the will to misunderstand to
    • Today, so many
    • things that everybody is talking about today is especially
    • the shallow superficiality of the man. In those days, however,
    • darkness are at work everywhere to befog human minds. One day
    • at policies which are possible today.
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    • but let me add today that spiritual guidance of earthly
    • today who think only in grossly materialistic terms, it is
    • from their twenty-eighth to their thirty-fifth year. Today
    • age of 27 plays such a special role in life today — and
    • course, find it uncomfortable to know such things today. For
    • the world today serves the purpose of rocking people to sleep
    • than what I said yesterday, that in the nineteenth century,
    • discipline known as ‘history’ today. They will
    • as we know it today, is not much more than a hundred years
    • the way it is handled today, should be regarded as a science?
    • take more than four months today. In reality, history does
    • Today we have to say
    • presented as Greek and Roman history in schools today could
    • lack this sense today even with regard to the most primitive
    • today when, in fact, they are the most abstract of theorists
    • way things are today.
    • cockerel. The people who are glorifying democracy today know
    • particularly important today, for people would then realize
    • unpalatable today. And the man who woke up and wrote these
    • one to see through much of what we should see through today,
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    • And to begin with today, let me point to the fact that this
    • civilization is really understood today from the spiritual-scientific
    • more detail today — is an expression of something that once
    • as that of today. One assumed then that when the human being used his
    • are today. The Schoolmen still approached the human being with the
    • from within. Today we believe that thoughts are not given from
    • kingdom represent the content of all our thinking today. These
    • mankind in terms of this moral fall of man, we today must think about
    • It extends right into what natural science says today. We must find
    • soul. In our day, therefore, the historic moment has arrived
    • Today the time has come
    • know nothing except the earthly. I characterized this yesterday
    • extraterrestrial. I showed you this yesterday with respect to
    • spiritual-scientific view; for, to be a spiritual scientist today is
    • greatest pride today is evident in those who strive for a so-called
    • of all today. But nevertheless, during the time of real consciousness
    • One was awake then. One may have different views about this today,
    • today, when in some social movement, let's say, or in the woman's
    • today of raising ourselves from sin, watchfulness — not
    • We need today a strong
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    • above earthly contemplation. I said that when people speak to-day of
    • older times and particularly during the Middle Ages. To-day I should
    • the consciousness of sin, the general consciousness of to-day has, to
    • attaining mankind's goal in the evolution of the earth. To-day it is
    • hand, from a particular conception of the willing human being. To-day
    • of thinking gained through the usual way of looking at Nature. To-day
    • they are known to-day.
    • thoughts that we form to-day on the kingdoms of Nature and on the
    • to-day we live in our blood. During our life on earth, these thoughts
    • from the usual consciousness of to-day. There it continues to
    • present-day talk of the limitations of knowledge is not only a theoretical
    • their brilliant results arose (I do not mean to contest them to-day),
    • to-day.
    • are, let us say, fish, lower mammals, higher mammals, man. To-day,
    • To-day it is advanced enough and has reached long ago the point of
    • to-day, does not justify the statement that the skull-bones are
    • than one is inclined to imagine to-day.
    • philosopher of today to explain what beauty is (for he should know
    • For us today it is abstract. In fact, there has been an interesting
    • remember something which people today never bear in mind — indeed,
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    • sequence the flashing up of the normal day-consciousness and its
    • shall perceive that their activity at night and by day is entirely
    • different. During the day, through our normal consciousness, we wear
    • consciousness lights up, clear day-consciousness. The summer-like
    • condition is brought to its close and, during the course of the day,
    • what we reacquire to-day was once primordial wisdom revealed to
    • external evidence too for what has been said to-day? Yes, there is. In
    • divine Being who would one day become the Spirit of the Earth. This
    • interests of our time will gain the day and Easter will become a
    • mentality of to-day and the attitude of a modern man who prides himself
    • astronomer and in those days it was excusable that he should also have
    • within a few days of the date foretold by Tycho de Brahe!
    • bindweed. These are everyday phenomena but no attention is paid to
    • them. Some day, however, these things will again be studied and then
    • Some day men will study the connection of the spiral growth of the
    • computed. When on a Friday in April in the year 33
    • belongs. Just as the day of Caesar's death is the same for a Chinese
    • from one New Year's Day to the next. This has been the cause of further
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    • general way indicated today; rather, we should speak in such a way
    • task today is to say some thing about the nature of the spirit in the
    • that in contrast to what spiritual science has to say today about
    • works. Not many people today experience that point. The suggestive
    • to a matter that may annoy many today, though it is valid
    • today's science, for our contemporary science — be it
    • says today about the origin of coal. Today coal is a mineral, we dig
    • regard to their material composition, and what we dig up today out of
    • this is admitted today in relation to coal, it should not be
    • we can go still further. Today I can give only the first outlines of
    • soul during the day from the outside, all pleasure and suffering, joy
    • day's efforts and work used up from the physical body. Thus the
    • the daytime he draws himself together into the small world, into the
    • by outer science. This is the earth body that present-day astronomy
    • way around very well in this realm; this is still so today, for what
    • attributing a soul to plants! Today, however, science is again
    • specific times of the day; for example, Hemerocallis fulva,
    • the day lily, blossoms only at 5 a.m.; Nymphaea alba, the
    • times of the day. A wonderful lawfulness and regularity is evident in
    • today. There are compelling reasons that must lead the conscientious
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    • form in which we observe it to-day, permeating all human
    • of night, they flee the light of day.
    • matters which we nowadays investigate in our chemical
    • openly. Not so what we to-day call Chemistry, Physics and
    • what 's usually said to-day. Yet even ordinary outer history
    • nowadays would consist in certain psychological truths. In
    • the intellectual; to-day, as I said, it would be certain
    • truths, however, are only kept under lock and key nowadays by
    • described the general world-situation of to-day as proceeding
    • man to-day combines oxygen and hydrogen — well, he
    • are no longer intelligible at all to-day, save with the help of
    • nowadays quite commonly in our laboratories), — the
    • carried out to-day in our laboratories. They also had to be
    • changed, and greatly so. Mankind to-day is not exposed to
    • to-day with a like necessity, as the aforesaid Luciferic
    • in human nature. To-day (I am not merely referring to
    • to-day a great number of things are working in social life;
    • of physical science. Man to-day is acquainted with and makes
    • Luciferic force, so to-day (when they can no longer be held
    • even financial matters are being thought nowadays by people
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    • interpreted in the ordinary Churches of to-day — is
    • that is, at the time when — for us — the days are
    • that when the shortest days and the longest nights are with
    • schematic way, say, on the first Sunday in April. From the
    • action we perform, be it the most trivial and everyday.
    • the life between birth and death. Knowledge to-day can be
    • associative intellect? The Physical Science of to-day already
    • Science (Newtonian physics), as you will find it to-day in
    • Easter sense. Indeed, from the catastrophes of to-day the
    • these days, the ancient Wisdom only led up to a certain
    • middle epoch, — the fourth PostAtlantean epoch. To-day
    • fully to our consciousness. And if we ask to-day. What
    • old. Alas! to this day it is an all-pervading impulse of
    • lips. Man to-day can only rightly develop his task as man if
    • passing throughout the world to-day.
    • Occasionally, nowadays, we see the world worshipping as
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    • Christian consciousness of to-day is still aware — or can,
    • was not pursued with the abstract calculations of to-day, but
    • starry heavens. Assume for a moment that a man is born to-day
    • in accordance with the cosmic constellation. Nowadays, this
    • calculated to make the civilisation of to-day blush for
    • to-day are not very prone to believe that there existed in
    • prejudice of to-day to suppose that everything is inherited
    • fixed stars in their movement have sped on exactly a day
    • ahead of the Sun — one day in 72 years.
    • fraught with meaning, though for the clever people of to-day,
    • day of stars. That is why the average — as I have often
    • generally known as Science nowadays, concerns itself with
    • itself with death. The Religion of to-day lacks any
    • Meanwhile the Science of to-day, which concerns itself
    • so. And, that the science of to-day has become void of
    • to-day; you will find mathematical and mechanical
    • scientist of to-day? Here is the hen, and in the hen, the
    • people of to-day blush for shame. It has been lost and
    • ruined. We must be conscious that we are living to this day
    • prone to unite the man of to-day, in his soul, with the
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    • conception, as described the day before yesterday, a world in
    • during the waking daytime condition with our thoughts and with
    • shall enlarge the explanations already given yesterday. It is
    • the physical sphere. On the one hand people take it amiss today
    • in the physical sphere, as is, for instance, the case today in
    • The human being, such as he stands before us today, is a
    • changes, insofar as it is scientifically justified today. We thus
    • concepts, as described today; we must rise up to the moral world
    • to you today in connection with the evolution of humanity and of
    • could therefore not be carried into super-sensible regions. Today
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    • Everything that faces us today in the external world,
    • great and imposing as it is today. Many details clearly show
    • Today we face a
    • today (and from a certain standpoint this is justified) that
    • task on earth?” was the great question. Today, we look at
    • of men face these problems quite consciously today. Those who
    • universe (unfortunately many people do it today, with detriment
    • anthroposophical spiritual science, were acknowledged today, it
    • Today I only wish to indicate quite briefly how it is possible to
    • Today we have
    • relationship between man and man, which will one day arise as a
    • details. Imagine, for instance, the following: Today I went up a
    • today. The course taken by human evolution is also indicated in a
    • today, if we do not sleep, but if we contemplate with a
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • couple of days and that there was nothing to be afraid of. As a
    • so he inquired the next day how the patient was feeling and he
    • with these things, for in connection with today's subject my last
    • which I tried to indicate during the last few days, know that
    • the day — let us say, a fat gentleman living on private
    • the aid of the ordinary scientific methods applied today, will
    • understanding described in the last few days, pictures which
    • attains to the imaginative thinking mentioned in these days,
    • more and more in the exercises described in these days and
    • for the standpoint indicated today.
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    • arranging a study course for the Christmas holidays (Christmas
    • in another age and today it must seem frivolous to maintain old
    • taking place particularly in the present day both in the visible
    • many centuries. But today in particular we should bear in mind
    • habit and has the same thoughts today which were to some extent
    • possible. But something quite different is needed today: A
    • advanced today. And we can already perceive that the region, the
    • grasp this by looking upon it as a kind of prophecy that one day
    • year only had 354 days. 354 Jupiter days elapsed, and these 354
    • Jupiter days are like a sentence speaking out of the cosmic
    • the revolutions of Mercury. There is a Mercury day 7 x 7 = 49
    • times, and this in the same length of time of a Jupiter day.
    • cosmic feeling, and this is needed today, if we are to experience
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    • schematically we might say: As far as our daytime consciousness
    • ordinary one. And today it should not be applied to life in a
    • gather, particularly from yesterday's lecture, that on the
    • astral body which was different from that of today. Today the
    • In these days I have given advice to people working in different
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • have already studied quite a number of these aspects; today we
    • of semblance, and I have again emphasized this yesterday.
    • to you yesterday — by disappearing with death and by
    • had another direction from that of today. If we remain standing
    • the situation of present-day mankind from the standpoint of
    • Today we do not see much of all that may be realized on the basis
    • with the aid of an instinctive knowledge. Today it is impossible
    • history as it is generally described and accepted today, obtains
    • Today there are physicists who think that out there in the
    • developed today, the modern materialistic cosmologies, are pure
    • Spiritual Being in the Sun. Even today the Sun is a Spiritual
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    • modern culture, as described to you the day before yesterday,
    • Today there are
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    • LET US on this day in particular, turn our
    • to-day, may He be with you in your severe tasks.
    • easily testify how very far removed men still are in our day from
    • world on the day we commemorate at Christmas. We see how through all
    • thing remains, that in our calendar, before the actual Christmas Day
    • comes the day of Adam and Eve. This has its origin in the same
    • even at the present day this is still the case, as we shall presently
    • have seen to-day is only one of many Nativity Plays. There have
    • enacted. In connection with the representation of to-day, which is
    • longer romp and wrestle on Sundays. They had really to lead what is
    • of the Mystery of Christmas, for instance, which we to-day regard as
    • deaths take place every day. All these thoughts which obtrude so
    • world, when one sees so many dying every day through mere chance (so
    • are ending the lives of men to-day, they appear without purpose
    • as he does to-day to deny all meaning to Earth-existence. It may seem
    • to prove, from what happens so painfully to-day, that the Earth-life
    • proud to-day — and rightly so — with all its immense
    • the nineteenth and up to the present day — evolving so proudly
    • all its wonderful laws, and let us look at what surrounds us to-day.
    • a very different fashion. All that possesses our souls to-day, as the
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    • Today we bring to
    • Him who entered the world on the day we celebrate at Christmas.
    • our calendar, in which the day before Christmas Eve is called the day
    • to us that it still holds true for today.
    • passes. Today, however, I will only touch on it, will only share it
    • seen today was only a small example of the Christmas plays, of
    • Sundays, and they were not permitted any other transgressions. They
    • exist. Today we take these things for granted, but at that time it
    • how countless deaths result every day. Haeckel mentions all these
    • every day one sees that by mere chance,” so he says,
    • realm? For one who thinks the way Haeckel thinks today, Haeckel's
    • events that are taking place so painfully today that earthly life
    • proud today — and justifiably so - is not in a position out
    • centuries, especially from the nineteenth century until today, with
    • today. It has been brought forth by this science. We no longer burn
    • souls today out of our science; it has arisen through the great
    • develops it as such. But today, especially since it is such a
    • souls today.
    • other in the world today in such a horrible way. Where do these
    • life of humanity so difficult today? Where is the origin of
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    • To-day our
    • conceived ideas of morality exactly as he does to-day. But Spiritual
    • different from the normal consciousness of to-day.
    • present day.
    • sense perceptions of to-day. We shall best understand the way in
    • his consciousness. Nowadays the door into the spiritual world
    • become a single current of culture. When we speak to-day of the
    • Science as it penetrates the outer world. To-day these two paths are
    • re-create this idea nowadays. Zarathustra calls this
    • difficult for the man of to-day to realise this. Let us think of a
    • world were revealed. Suppose we to-day take a page of a book. We see
    • summer or in the daytime reveal his activity unhampered by Ahriman.
    • have to speak of something which may appear extraordinary to-day to
    • To-day, the anatomist has discovered the existence of twelve pairs of
    • had in a measure united the two currents. Nowadays there seems to be
    • doctrines of Zarathustra in the spiritual life of to-day. There is a
    • present day culture will be replaced by another. Now one important
    • which nowadays enter so largely into our daily literature, pour into
    • when the true Zarathustrian influence spreads in present-day culture,
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    • reason for the great interest evinced to-day in Egyptian culture, but
    • another is that man of the present day feels, whether he likes it or
    • consciousness have unfolded in humanity. Our consciousness to-day,
    • as materialistic consciousness imagines to-day. On the contrary,
    • materialistic consciousness of to-day, but with a true feeling for
    • present-day consciousness proceeded — although of course the
    • in days of hoary antiquity. The Being to whom the Egyptians looked up
    • organs in order to perceive the physical world, yet in days gone by
    • old Egyptian said to himself: “Man as he stands here to-day has
    • the Isis-power. In the knowledge gleaned from everyday life man does
    • wonderfully with what man believes at the present day, although he
    • only see the physical Sun by day; at night it is hidden from us by
    • Man little knows to-day that the consonants are images of the Zodiacal
    • to say, for purposes of calculation; twelve months of thirty days
    • each, with five additional days — making three hundred and
    • sixty-five days in the year. They had reckoned thus for centuries,
    • hundred and sixty-five days a year had run its course. Now as we know
    • from Astronomy, this leaves a quarter of one day
    • say, the Egyptian year fell a quarter of a day too early. If you
    • greatest of our Sages taught his pupils and successors what we to-day
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    • of spiritual activity to be found in Nature. Now today I am going to
    • people today do not think of this, because they are unable to discern
    • Now today I
    • same thing would happen today as in ancient Jewish times when just
    • things. But today if one states that the “I” and light are
    • that. This is how investigations are often made today. Think of a
    • Today people
    • person alive today was already present in the egg-cell of Eve. This was
    • known as the theory of pre-formation. The theories we still have today
    • where artificial light is introduced, when possible, so that daylight
    • present-day science just dismisses all the rest. It is all shelved and
    • just with parts. Science today really regards the whole cosmos as an
    • school to be taught. From then on today they make great efforts to
    • finds it easier to accept what it hears. The truth today is told only by
    • sane of course he can distinguish between genius and madness. But today
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    • gives me great satisfaction to be able to speak to you today
    • Today I would
    • backward repetition of what he accomplished in the course of the day. It
    • retrospective view of his experiences during the day, an unconscious
    • has done by day. The last event takes place immediately on going to
    • When we die. for a few days — I have often described this —
    • Today the
    • today — the smoke of the incense was formed into the desired image of the
    • Today I wished
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    • today is made to cover a great deal. I refer to the expression: the
    • are in common acceptance today. For as a matter of fact, no one who
    • are recognised today, the depths of man's soul-nature can never be
    • sleep as it occurs every day of a man's life, and we shall be obliged to
    • in consciousness in ordinary day-to-day life, show so great a dependence
    • to you many times from various standpoints. Today I will do so again
    • condition of unconsciousness ensues. During the consciousness of daytime
    • about dreams in daytime consciousness with the ordinary means of
    • during waking life. We carry within us during the day, from waking until
    • affected by the influences of the sea much as during the life of day the
    • them in a quite definite and differentiated manner. In the life of day
    • they work on into our life of day; so that when we wake in the morning
    • after-effects during waking life on the following day. We should not be
    • able rightly to make use of our body on the following day if we had not
    • ordinary day life into the life of night, into the life of sleep, the
    • organism, then he had to acquire that power on the previous day during
    • the connection between day and night. Night brings, at a certain stage
    • religious or similar experience on the day before; and when these two
    • day before and the new and original experience of the night — then
    • day that follows.
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    • For the orthodox scholars of that day believed that worms,
    • Anthroposophist of to-day finds himself in a position similar to
    • the root of the Anthroposophical conception which we hold to-day
    • Now-a-days our
    • longer appear humane; Anthroposophists to-day could not well be
    • muddle-heads. Ordinary everyday science dubs them fools. A new
    • processes took place within the skull But to-day for every
    • existence. To-day, most people who trouble at all about truth
    • the day and certain large lines of thought, and that these are
    • as being perfectly certain. To-day neither Haeckel's nor
    • the clay. But as now-a-days nobody with the slightest insight
    • “enlightened” man of modern days, when, in 1872, he
    • and reflections of later days have, however, by no means
    • thinkers of the day who have preserved a little clearness and
    • the clearest thinkers of the day, “The idea of creation ...
    • day must have such opinions. This is not to be misunderstood as
    • logical thought is not exercised by the scientists of the day
    • present-day thinkers, because they are not familiar with Karma,
    • said distinctly, for careless readers are plentiful now-a-days, and
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    • man to Life and Death to-day, we may be reminded of a
    • are many people to-day who are influenced by the suggestive
    • Now to-day we
    • of. Now, to-day, on account of the investigations on radium,
    • to-day is already attempting to speak of a sort of
    • quite ordinary conceptions — as we will to-day in the
    • account here is certainly very little recognised to-day, for
    • to-day as another truth, which now belongs to the
    • taken for granted to-day by the natural scientist, or by one
    • the flames of the funeral pile to-day. That is no longer the
    • natural scientist of to-day, and in which was noted and
    • are being made to-day in regard to the soul and spirit of
    • sight, only, it is not true. But it is the case to-day that
    • not tire at all; they work day and night continuously, and
    • indeed, in the nature of the Spiritual culture of to-day that
    • that there is a time in the normal life of man to-day, of
    • earliest childhood. In the normal life of to-day man
    • himself before his memory with his Ego-development of to-day.
    • the day, sink into indefinite obscurity, The whole conscious
    • waking-day life, fill himself with a content not permeated by
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    • cosmic value of a mineral. If you look at a mineral today,
    • today. — this would be quite wrong. The present
    • everything which today may be called a solid body iron,
    • know this kingdom, just as today, it knows the mineral
    • being of our day will never be able to produce anything
    • within the blood, during the day — dwelling within it
    • corresponds to that of the astral body during the day.
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    • today Spiritual Science is spoken of, a variety of opinions
    • subject; and though we cannot deal today with the deeper
    • in the world of spirit; hence little is thought to-day of the
    • day, gave utterance to it, he barely escaped the fate of
    • message of Spiritual Science today in relation to repeated
    • earth lives. Today it may be considered as dreaming —
    • In our day
    • formed today do not cease to be when death passes over
    • confidence from these. Today we can only see that a few
    • profound wisdom and understanding which is today offered
    • young student, even in those days. He therefore absorbed all
    • away from the normal human being of today the super physical,
    • brought him near death's door. Hours, days, passed by where
    • were they applied today to any truly modern man, would appear
    • contents. Anyone who today should study these could do
    • with today's striving after truth by our science? At that
    • student days, except that everywhere he sought the spirit
    • “Pandora”. Even today we hear it uttered: the
    • Faust as today the materialistic thinker stands by him, saying:
    • his days, was as yet unable to express the idea of
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    • friends who to-day are alone in a certain sense. It also goes
    • the days and the hours of the year to pass in such a way that
    • threefold figure; and to-day at the Christ-festival this
    • really only the short-sightedness of present day mankind which
    • without prejudice, and felt a great change in itself. To-day we
    • description. To-day we only bring forward a few extracts,
    • The days' long chorus, wafted on wings
    • For forty days or more I fingered there.
    • of the Gods for us not to strive after wisdom; every day and
    • as our human duty to strive after wisdom. And so does every day
    • can radiate that which we need for the remaining hours and days
    • it is ours to strive after in every hour and in every day of
    • In the days of December, beginning from the seventeenth, the
    • poor shepherds. If to-day we seek to give birth to the
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    • lecture to-day, and the gulf of time which, in our
    • vital and progressive culture from then to the present day.
    • Spiritual Science has reached to-day. The same great impulse
    • day, viz.: during the end of the 16th and the beginning of
    • peculiar conception of the Science current in those days, and
    • which it is viewed to-day. The popular conception of
    • to-day. For we are now speaking of the days before the
    • printing-press, of those days when, for the majority of the
    • methods pursued by the educated men of that day.
    • are surrounded to-day. In those days, whatever auditorium you
    • Aristotle. To-day, the lecturer on Science bases his thesis
    • are followed. But the lecturer of the days preceding those of
    • foundation of all Science in those days.
    • assertion upon such or such a question. Just as to-day we
    • personal investigation, so, in those days, teachers of
    • however, was not the case. The lecturers of those days and
    • incredibly mistaken version of his teaching. To-day, I will
    • method they employed in those days. They took their subject
    • must not ascribe to the word the meaning given to it to-day,
    • Etheric Body as we now-a-days perceive colours. Thus, if you
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    • of Goethe's birthday, and in connection with the lecture series,
    • of Goethe's birthday, and in connection with the lecture series,
    • ON THE ANNIVERSARYof GOETHE'S Birthday
    • with that which was said yesterday regarding the ordeals of
    • yesterday was alive within him, coupled with that inner
    • accomplish the closing of the circle described yesterday.
    • namely, that at the present day there can be no mind
    • at the present day, and that one must be content with a
    • life. To-day let us examine at least one aspect of our modern
    • in our day, — I mean mathematics, although even here we
    • applied to these discoveries up to the present day at all
    • stretch anything out into space? Now within the last few days
    • now-a-days; but to any one who looks more deeply into the
    • force, prevailed till about 1860–1870. To-day we find
    • necessarily made by science as a whole at the present day,
    • the present day. It denotes the most absolute unbelief in the
    • masterpieces brought into existence at the present day by
    • drawn, and they are even regarded as scientific in our day.
    • doubtless a difficult step for many at the present day. Some
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    • succeeds in meeting error as an enemy. The day before
    • yesterday, it was shown how the man who attempts to travel
    • concerning the content of these investigations in their day
    • attempted in this outline to-day in order to point to what
    • to-day will also resound, that it is a question of the mood
    • confidence, and trust can be kindled to-day. Even in such a
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    • time and constantly refers back to the ‘good old days.’
    • to-day from such unclean sources. On this we must be clear, our
    • forces frequently play into the life of mankind to-day.
    • errors. Witness the rise to-day of a mistaken school of
    • we may say: There are those today, who, wishing to pursue
    • in their every-day power of thought have forgotten. What is
    • after the prevailing notions of to-day, be a physician)
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    • arise. Nowadays one may often make a certain observation,
    • spoke the other day in a different connection. This book
    • days. Famous natural scientists have arisen to protest against
    • ones who stand in the practical vocations of today, who
    • goes), one day — I think it was at a game of skittles
    • dreadful stuff ... till one fine day he too was changed in his
    • him over in a rather limp condition. From that day onward, the
    • write short stories nowadays, according to the prevalent taste?
    • awakens it is day. Now he is dreadfully afraid. He goes into
    • humanity on Earth. The concepts which predominate to-day
    • present-day historians, who draw the threads from event to
    • it is difficult to speak about these things, especially to-day,
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    • Science comparatively soon. Nowadays there is much
    • scientific world-conception of to-day, educationists, when they
    • heredity is generally treated, nowadays, only in this
    • to-day cannot yet take the step of recognising the repeated
    • us to-day consider this time of puberty, which takes its course
    • characteristic of the men of to-day, even of those who see most
    • nowadays. Time and again they declare: ‘It must not be; it is
    • have the public ear to-day, so as to render Spiritual Science
    • today).
    • There are members of occult brotherhoods to-day, fully
    • public to-day. They speak of all these things, inasmuch as they
    • knew how concepts are formed in public life to-day, in order to
    • upright way. To-day I will not refer to all manner of lofty
    • to-day, but will make clear by a simple example how easy it is
    • the same principle. Many a thing that is construed to-day
    • the world to-day must have according to its Archai, this or
    • People to-day are fond of thinking at short range, and so there
    • even to-day, that certain Truths of the Mysteries must be
    • the great newspapers in the world to-day. Whether or no
    • Eyth, of whom I spoke the other day, who was a business man to
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    • Nowadays, as I said, there are those who imagine — though
    • precisely the task of the man of to-day to place absolutely
    • Spirits of Personality are also the Time-Spirits. We to-day are
    • tendency of men to-day for every one to worship his own God.
    • of the soul is very common nowadays. But to benumb the soul is
    • religious faiths of to-day do not rise higher than the
    • has much knowledge. True, nowadays he often talks a lot
    • frequent confessions of faith nowadays — not in the
    • not exactly permissible to-day.
    • describe today. Similarly, men are led into false paths
    • the people of to-day want no such thing. We should have to
    • be that some things which are happening in our own day are
    • is committing against the Spirit of the Time to-day.
    • to-day will only laugh at such statements as I have just
    • and more exactly, to recognise its full meaning. To-day men
    • the ordinary religious faiths to-day, Christ is not found, but
    • men of to-day know very little of the past. Above all, they do
    • may read to-day in all manner of exoteric books, and notably in
    • Nowadays, you see, there is much talk about the Mysteries,
    • superficial way and with very little knowledge. Nowadays people
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    • about the infant Jesus felt in our day to be beautiful —
    • life something which is concealed from the every-day view of
    • century. Let us recall today, as we desire to enter deeply into
    • Christmas thought must be experienced: that in our day there
    • takes root differently in man. In our day man must take into
    • life of the present day, so strongly inclined toward mere
    • mystery of human birth. What is revealed to us today out of the
    • come to him today from the new cosmic revelation, to give power
    • He creates the impulse in our hearts today to look upon His
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    • This lecture was given at Cologne, Germany on Christmas day
    • and when it had culminated in the long summer days — then
    • sun was. But when the days became shorter, when autumn and
    • earth most intensively when the shortest days come, with the
    • There are places where the churches, otherwise open all day,
    • Each day one hour he lingers in our midst
    • One day I shall no more restrain my zeal,
    • as we are keeping to-day.
    • He hastened through the woods by day and night;
    • Ah, well could I report for many days
    • “Sounding loud to spirit-hearing, see the new-born day
    • The day is dawning in the distant east,
    • But as the stars will fade, when day is near,
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    • man's thinking today. I therefore beg especially those of our
    • perception of man today.
    • men’ of all times, from primeval ages down to our own day, have
    • their mission hitherto, so it is in order today to begin to speak of
    • Beings who are inaccessible to sense perception. Today, however, we
    • persuade the man of today that, in addition to the teeming millions
    • that is non-controversial — what do we understand today by the
    • Today
    • man of the present day consists of these bodies. Now you already know
    • different from what it is today. In the same way, at a higher level,
    • developing is present in man today, at most only the first
    • the Spiritual Soul is a feeble foreshadowing of what will one day be
    • the development of Spirit Self or Manas, we recognize in man today
    • is man as we know him today; such is our understanding of man at the
    • Earth was in the same condition as it is today, but that he developed
    • within him today implanted first as a seed and then perfected
    • today. They were Beings at the human stage, but were not incarnated
    • human stage which man is experiencing today. In the same way we find
    • day. To summarize: the First Beginnings, the Archai, were men on Old
    • beyond man; they have reached the stage that will one day be ours
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    • I stated yesterday that
    • are yet other Spirits of a higher order who do not concern us today.
    • you recall what we spoke of yesterday — and you will find a
    • were Beings such as the Folk Spirits we have described today. That
    • pointed out yesterday that other forces also are active — the
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    • theme of our lectures. Today, for instance, we shall be obliged to
    • Soul. If we wish to throw light upon the inner being of man today, we
    • it would be foolish today to doubt the existence of the animal, plant
    • described yesterday. We have also described how the abnormal Spirits
    • urgent need today for anthroposophical work, you have seen for
    • next lecture. In the hierarchical order mentioned yesterday the
    • certain attributes, that certain Spirits of Movement are today bound
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    • that man as we know him today is a highly complex being and that his
    • so when we seek to understand man as he is today, we find a richly
    • in the man of today at a certain age.
    • to us today.
    • clear that man attains his present-day consciousness much too early.
    • Form all that he experiences today up to the twentieth year would
    • would not have become Earth-bound to the extent that he is today. If
    • must follow their propagation down to our own day; at the same time
    • centres still exist today. The centre in Africa corresponds to those
    • traced back to the regions of present-day Africa and Asia. Later, a
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    • the external world? It would be as well to begin by acquiring today
    • attention to the Alps, which today form a solid mountain chain so
    • present-day geologists have confirmed — that peculiar wave-like
    • would be the configuration of the Earth today through the cooperation
    • liquid water we see around us today, but the primal semi-fluid
    • could hear the Music of the Spheres. It sounds forth both day and
    • during the day as light and during the night continues to operate as
    • forth continually both day and night. In this situation man is in the
    • different from that of today. With each new incarnation in the
    • if we take a man of the present day and ignore for the moment his
    • Hence the life of will as we know it today can be traced back to the
    • externalized. Today the will is an expression of the inner life.
    • little self-knowledge can feel that the man of today has not yet
    • work-a-day world when an absolute harmony exists between the three
    • influence. We shall have more to say about this in the next few days.
    • the Earth's secret. Inevitably the fourth element is today
    • today is reflected in the origin and development of races and
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    • yesterday as the highest Hierarchy, as raying outward from the Earth.
    • necessary to make special preparations in the Cosmos. If today you
    • Spirits of Form — those Beings who, as I described yesterday,
    • the line linking the focal points or centres in my diagram a few days
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    • spirit of the lectures given here in the last few days you will be
    • experiencing the same situation today) namely, that the Archangels,
    • find the extremes of monotheism at the present day amongst the
    • epoch who still directs us today. He belongs to the great leading
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    • general tendency today to embark on the study of comparative
    • anthropological studies of the present day, because it is everywhere
    • the present day. Therefore the results of the extensive research in
    • Spirits, were all quite different from one another. Today we propose
    • those days is the important point.
    • Initiation which lasted nine days and from which he was then released
    • stream and sets the ‘I’ pulsating. Today this is looked
    • Today
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    • lecture of yesterday might meet perhaps with difficulties, apparent
    • reconcile my statements in yesterday's lecture if you were to
    • yesterday in relation to mythology.
    • his astral, etheric and physical bodies. At the present day one can
    • course the materialists of the present day will be greatly surprised
    • attention to the fact that the materialistic scientists of today
    • man saw very differently from the man of today who uses a telescope —
    • of today will reply that this is pure superstition, that there is no
    • vision of the spiritual world and in consequence it would one day
    • future — the Vision that will one day appear to man when he is
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    • peninsulas, in France and Great Britain today, was necessary in order
    • of world-evolution. But it still works into the bodies of men today
    • potentialities, showing that our understanding of Christ today is
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    • and this descent can still be verified today in the Akashic Records.
    • soul in day and night. just as the human soul during sleep and
    • not apparent from the external point of view today, the Archangel of
    • research today shows us that after Kali Yuga has run its course
    • that they will attain to clairvoyance, which today can only be
    • today must pervade the teachings of Spiritual Science in particular,
    • imagination, as the height of folly. Today materialism has invaded
    • the day of Ragnarok (the Twilight of the Gods) Odin is swallowed up
    • here, have repeatedly said to me in the last few days how free they
    • days, and let us always remain together in spirit with this
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • to add to what has resounded during the last few days out of the
    • human mind and soul which today we find separated as science, art and
    • minds were directly concerned with the practical affairs of everyday
    • kinship with her mother. No religious feeling in our own day has the
    • influence even brought out in human souls something of which today we
    • what we are hoping to achieve with today's feeble beginning ...
    • actions of everyday life. Then what we call profane life will became
    • incident which may throw light upon our aims, for day-to-day
    • In today's
    • specific form. Today it is possible to think of Anthroposophy or
    • — shown by all that is happening in the life of the mind today
    • however high may be the esteem in which it is held today, however
    • that what today is known as physical science is a withering
    • can look below the surface of the spiritual life of today these
    • few days we shall see more clearly how Persephone arouses in our
    • mankind to acquire knowledge in a way different from that of today.
    • today, untouched by forces of clairvoyance. It is a civilisation
    • there resounds to us today the secret thought: ‘If Europe is
    • have expressed this conviction today, it is because I agree with
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    •  ESTERDAY
    • thing. I said yesterday that Greek mythology draws attention to two
    • today has any inkling of, or will so much as guess at until Spiritual
    • from the earliest times right up to our own day; the old clairvoyant
    • doing today in human nature? In the opening chapters of a little book
    • at work today in the human being without his being able to give a
    • in such a way that the soul could see into spiritual worlds, today
    • task of making man clairvoyant, today they devote themselves to the
    • forces of the human soul. I said yesterday that Demeter is a figure
    • has changed since those ancient times. The human body of today, with
    • appeared very different from what it does today. It is very
    • today.
    • entirely the usual way of looking at things today, our own habits and
    • comment. That is where our laws come from today, and a man would
    • today would find such an idea grotesque.
    • yesterday. What is it that makes the denser human body fresh and
    • throughout life. Today, Demeter forces are not to be found in
    • doubt anyone with the usual education of today would regard
    • day. All the relationships and conditions of life were quite
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • from another direction how Spiritual Science in our day is aspiring
    • Science today we shall have to recognise that many concepts and ideas
    • which obtain today have to be changed. Contemporary humanity is often
    • Let me begin today by
    • opposite of soul or spirit. Now what the man of today means by
    • to eliminate altogether what you mean today by the term
    • Greece. The contrast between nature and spirit which we today
    • Consequently what we today call a wonder, a miracle, did not bear its
    • today we should call it a miracle if we were to perceive an event in
    • learn to feel again that the spiritual is active in everyday events
    • nature, things which follow the laws accepted today by the physicist,
    • countless modern souls. People like Strader are very numerous today.
    • today there is a longing to reconcile the opposition between nature
    • The man of today no
    • to bring home to you in the following way. Today you look upwards to
    • all that is familiar in everyday life there stands before our eyes
    • everyday experience, we have only to see it in the right light. Let
    • outside in space is also within us. Today man does not yet recognise
    • indeed he probably regards that as a fantastic daydream. The ancient
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    •  ESTERDAY'S
    • have today. You will have realised this from the way I tried to show
    • embodiment. At that time these Angel Beings, who today take part in
    • they had got so far that today they stand one stage higher than
    • development of their own. Just as man today is at another stage than
    • leadership of mankind today as more highly developed Beings. What
    • our civilisation. Today under the guidance of the Angels who have
    • so can this happen in our own time. Even today we have to seek for
    • it could never condense to the physical in a body of flesh. Today
    • what is physical upon Earth is like a snail shell, which one day when
    • when it has reached the goal of its evolution. Just as today the
    • sphere, and will cast off as dross, as husk, what today constitutes
    • the name Dionysos was spoken. Hence what has been said today has been
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • the end of yesterday's lecture I introduced the name of Dionysos, and
    • Pluto, Poseidon and Zeus himself. In view of what I said yesterday as
    • We said yesterday
    • I said yesterday that
    • scientist of today naturally it would seem utter nonsense for anyone
    • to say, ‘Take all the forces known today to the chemist, all
    • upon a time, exactly in the manner of today, a human soul, centred in
    • longer astonish you if you observe the ordinary man of today. At
    • speak of an intellectual ego, as we do today, but he was aware of
    • ego which was not yet the ego of today with its power of intellect,
    • key again today. We contemplate its profundities with reverence and
    • of today, who has his macrocosmic counterpart in the younger
    • in asking: ‘Is Dionysos the younger alive today?’ Yes,
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • today was quite unknown to the ancient Greek. If we call to mind what
    • today. What lit up in the soul of the ancient Greek, what was
    • nature of things. For why is the world different today from what it
    • was yesterday? Why does anything become, why does not
    • everything remain as it was? It is because yesterday there was a
    • self-contradictory element in the state of things, and today's
    • new state has arisen through the realisation of yesterday's
    • today actually does not measure up at all to the inner being of man.
    • yesterday the impressive picture of how this came about—of how
    • permeated by an ego.’ What would happen to a man of today if,
    • to stand before a normal human consciousness of today ... the man
    • the man of today with fear, would shatter him with terror, if he were
    • Today when we discuss the wonders of the world in our prosaic,
    • by today is in fact a real contradiction, and the Greek felt that
    • felt profoundly that the human form as it walks the Earth today is a
    • would look like if earthly men today were ego-less, if men had not
    • should not look like the man of today, whose bodies are the combined
    • skeletons such as men have today. The human body has become more
    • today will be hard put to it to find any trace of the real Atlantean
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • is it that has been the theme of our lectures during the last few days?
    • we have certainly seen how much of what we come to know today in quite
    • significant principles of knowledge, principles still today not fully
    • philosophy of the day — refuses to recognise the truth about
    • materialistic illusion, the typical philosophic fantasy of today,
    • organisation. If, as an earthly being today, man had not this
    • In however strictly logical a manner one argues today even with
    • do not want to go into these things. For in the outer world today
    • put it today, and it can surely be understood, at all events by an.
    • What we today are
    • present-day man is not tuned to the most delicate refinements, it
    • if the man of today is to feel them.
    • saying is for most men of today an abstraction, because they have no
    • oneself understood. Today men try to confine everything within the
    • words in the light of present-day usage will believe that they are
    • (to be born). When a man comes into the world today he is said ‘to
    • what is outspread in the world, condenses it. One day there will be a
    • of today, because it will enter into the living genius of language,
    • which in the ego-man of today underlies his conscious life of
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • the course of yesterday's lecture we saw how manifold cosmic forces play
    • yesterday to the lightest, the gentlest of them. In general they
    • it to the light of day out of our own freedom. Thus we can let this
    • the normal consciousness today is quite unaware, and that when in the
    • after having done this did he enter upon Earth evolution. One day the
    • superficial, is the contribution of the abstract science of today.
    • Thus what we have today as the fourfold human being has been slowly
    • question from very many aspects. Today we will look at it from yet
    • on Earth? Nothing of what we are familiar with today as the physical
    • form as physical body. What today is physical was at that time, even
    • appearance man today would have looked very different.
    • clear that, in fact, man's appearance today is quite different
    • these forces reached the degree of density manifested today by the
    • present day we have the reverse process. The blood becomes etherised,
    • would work today if it were left to itself. The human being would
    • consciousness today, man knows nothing of the marvellous play of
    • their own substance—just as we in everyday life can only see
    • with our everyday consciousness comes from the generation of gods who
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    •  ESTERDAY
    • as we have today, with his thick physical blood, his system of nerves
    • which we also have, in the physical body today, were at that time
    • gradually solidified out of that original shadow-form. Today let us
    • belong to the sub-earthly current to which I referred yesterday.
    • the naturalists will one day be very astonished to find how
    • abstract zoology will one day be very much astonished to have to
    • then this harmony results in the present-day human form. If you
    • different from that of the mammal. Today I will not go into the
    • physically, the archetypal Phantom which today only appears in
    • and a bird-influence, in such a way that in the finished man of today
    • then the human form as we have it today comes into being before us.
    • coming from what I called yesterday the upper gods, the gods who were
    • hitherto only into that part of man which is today unconscious. Hence
    • Yesterday we were
    • Earth. Yesterday we spoke of the historical development of this
    • gods, those who, in the sense we explained yesterday, were the
    • designated yesterday as one stream of the divine world. But if you
    • ether and the life ether. But the sun as it moves in space today is
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • ‘world-wonders’. Today, in a world which is materialistic
    • fashion. Today when we deem it necessary to reduce the feeling of
    • For when the man of today looks back from the method which he calls
    • nothing to do with reality — when the man of today believes
    • sensible, he will in future think much the same of what today counts
    • as true science as we today do of Greek mythology. The laws of
    • human being, came into play in the old clairvoyant days. To achieve
    • yesterday that our brain is a kind of apparatus which impedes our
    • the thoughts of the man of today as far more thinly filled with
    • soul-stuff, soul-substance. In forming the ideas of today the human
    • with present-day consciousness there is far less of world-reality
    • lies in the abstract ‘laws of nature’ of today, is the
    • reality, and compared with it the knowledge which we acquire today
    • pride of present-day science, but thirsts to fill its consciousness
    • entanglement in maya as in the thought-forms of present-day
    • true reality one feels by all the ideas of today, and what phantom
    • consciousness of today it can only produce ideas which are
    • squeezed lemon, acknowledging only the science of today, then it
    • not sufficiently advanced to feel the truth about present-day
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    • the ages down to the present day. Grimm has been able to show that
    • What we speak of today as the “inwardness” of the soul when
    • organs in those days, the spirituaul mysteries of existence simultaneously
    • and aloof as is ordinary Science to-day. Man beheld the objects with
    • And indeed it may be said that Spiritual Science today has no need to
    • soul development, fierce quarrels were the order of the day. The town is
    • early student days in Perugia, but we see it's still more intensely
    • day long I had roamed over the heights of the Gotthard, through the
    • one forever, day and night, moving the innermost being.” (Karl
    • For sense perception it was brought to the light of day from out of
    • stands at the turning point of ages, pointing back to days of yore,
    • passed over from days of yore into our own time, we may well be aware
    • even though it is only a reproduction. True one day the originals will
    • days for when we read the Iliad and Odyssey in ordinary life without
    • in which thoughts such as have been given today may grow into seeds.
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    • pronounced by me who have no language. Only in the lecture of next Friday
    • as the fate aid life of the present day humanity living around us. How
    • to say: “Oh! this Homer!” We do not need to-day to go into
    • our own days, interest in the Iliad and the Odyssey, — for this
    • that the ordinary point of view which is taken to-day in a literary
    • say aims at something to which in our present day few can give their
    • be said, because that scientific method which is to-day believed to
    • And to-day it is simply regarded as unscientific if a method of investigation
    • Ordinary science is accustomed to-day so to look retrospectively at
    • the growth of humanity that what we call man to-day has gradually developed
    • organic world up to man. For spiritual science, the humanity of today
    • in the present day developed in man in more and more primitive form.
    • which of course have only found their present-day development towards
    • trace humanity backwards when we take the present-day soul into consideration.
    • in a special relationship with the present-day animal forms. This, which
    • spiritual science must assert is recognised to-day by thoughtful investigators
    • has changed, when we compare how a present-day man — let us say
    • the present-day feelings and thoughts does not actually reach back further
    • to occult science, that not only does all present-day scientific thought
    • as the present-day animals have, but that guidance by the reason and
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    • To-day I would
    • to-day is able to penetrate into
    • again, exactly repeated, we find there to-day the following saying,
    • during our days here, we will contribute something to the solving
    • mankind to-day.
    • To-day — and it has been so for some time past — a man
    • year. Just as in the course of a day we experience early freshness,
    • To-day,
    • a man who out of present-day spiritual knowledge wrestles his way through
    • which shine out around St. John's Day. Seen from other planets,
    • truth not such a material thing as present-day science imagines, but
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    • Yesterday
    • To-day,
    • know from yesterday's lecture that when
    • which have been drawn leave no doubt to-day that the effects of the
    • yesterday. During summer, too, the salt-process mingles with the
    • is always permeated in the daytime by the activity of the Sun. And
    • just been describing no longer holds good to-day, for in a certain
    • this; to-day I will speak as though we were still fully involved in
    • it. And here we come to something that to present-day understanding
    • portrayal of Michael and the Dragon, as I indicated yesterday. In
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    • before you all that I am going to begin by describing to-day.
    • which yesterday I called the flea-standpoint. The metamorphoses of
    • Ahrimanic beings is to blot out humanity as it exists to-day.
    • way that they are noticed to-day only by someone who is spiritually
    • influences that are still active, but to-day I wished to show you how
    • fancies which are favoured in artistic circles to-day. If a man
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    • the last few days I have brought
    • clairvoyance; to-day this is sometimes treated historically, but
    • St. John's Day, Imagination of Uriel. You must really picture to
    • spiritual progress at the present day depends on our being able to
    • how in yesterday's lecture I spoke of it all passing over from plastic
    • early times but entirely lost to-day. Anyone who can read
    • out of the Sun-gold radiating from Uriel, as I described yesterday.
    • Science to-day and these things are revealed to us: when we truly see
    • are always being renewed. Today they are found among so-called
    • an outer experience is preserved in memory and after days or years
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    • be found to-day, even among the most learned Christians in the
    • and reflects on the main interests of people to-day will have
    • to-day towards an understanding of Christ. This whole
    • unsurpassed to this very day. The scientific exactitude of
    • judged by present-day standards, that it is said: human
    • day.
    • records presented to man to-day in the form of the New
    • into the Greco-Roman world in those days the Christianity that
    • that are still valid to-day — down to Marcus Aurelius,
    • philosophy to-day seem mere child's play, so greatly do they
    • talking to them in the most homely, everyday language but
    • philosophy but we will focus our attention to-day upon the
    • in the form in which it is presented to-day, without
    • have been saying to-day. This above all will be clear to us:
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    • will begin to-day by turning our thoughts to the event known as
    • awakening, experienced on the day commemorated in the
    • time a man carries out all the affairs of everyday life and
    • time, for many, many days, in a kind of dream from which they
    • had, it is true, behaved somewhat strangely during recent days,
    • the lecture yesterday I spoke of how by the time of Greek
    • incomprehensible to-day — then it is possible to
    • day, perhaps, people will understand — in the scientific
    • during those past days. During those days they had not
    • days between the event known as the Ascension, and Pentecost.
    • As they looked backwards, the whole period — day by
    • day — between the Mystery of Golgotha and the Ascension
    • of the Spirit. They came to realise that for forty days they
    • imparted to them. During these forty days they had listened to
    • communication to-day it may be allowable for me to add a few
    • matter of duty to speak about these things to-day by way of
    • Theosophy nowadays when such dishonest statements and rumours
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    • I said in the lecture yesterday that those personalities
    • earth-sphere shall have been duly transformed. Since the days
    • the three and a half days of their Initiation while their
    • happening during the days of Pentecost, by those who were the
    • one day as quite extraordinary. Read Ernest Renan's
    • this day have I begotten Him.” And that is a true
    • whole Way of the Passion — beginning from days shortly
    • the temple and in three days build it up again?” —
    • the Apostles on the day of Pentecost. Out of this suffering was
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    • I set myself to the task of speaking to you to-day on the
    • recorded in the Gospels, for if in those days attempts had been
    • about the contents of the Fifth Gospel, I will begin to-day
    • want to speak to-day of certain happenings in the life of Jesus
    • one day it would happen so to him. The learned doctors and
    • events recorded in Old Testament history. And one day
    • a day he said to himself: All the forces of soul which I
    • a high degree of certainty but I cannot to-day indicate the
    • came to the knowledge of certain people who in those days had
    • symbol that has been preserved in many Orders to this day. And
    • conditions of life to-day seems extraordinarily austere but is
    • is possible, and moreover it is necessary to-day, to touch upon
    • happened one day ... I know what it means to narrate these
    • must be told ... it happened one day that while Jesus of
    • he had experienced at the Essene gates. One day, after a
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    • the lecture yesterday we turned our attention to the life of
    • so having turned our minds yesterday to the period described,
    • by men since days of antiquity that had risen up into his
    • were possible to-day to bring new life to all the spiritual
    • among the humanity around us to-day there were any with ears
    • were to come to-day — so said Jesus of Nazareth —
    • prophets might proclaim to-day would fall upon deaf ears.
    • to-day. —
    • very many souls in the Jewish world even during the days of
    • could speak as the great Hillel spoke ... to-day there is
    • nobody to listen; such teachings are untimely. In olden days
    • them yesterday, and repeated them to the mother:
    • seemed to him to be something which the people of his day
    • no human beings would understand. To-day it would all be
    • yesterday. He said: Once when I was leaving after an intimate
    • senses. He was given up as hopeless. And indeed for days he
    • went forth from Him. If in former days they had merely felt
    • into a supplication: “Give us this day our Daily
    • to-day already and the way they act is really very curious. I
    • to be wary. Perhaps one day everyone will have their eyes
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    • after death can be counted in days, and is much shorter than the
    • very great deal. Today I would like to choose out one particular
    • will one day be fixed, and we shall only be able to move their astral
    • earlier times, during the old Sun and Moon periods, what today
    • when the day is ended we grow tired and need sleep. What makes us
    • often call themselves Monists today manage their Monism very simply.
    • best time for this covers thirteen days before 6th January.
    • of Orléans passed through these thirteen days in a particular
    • having been carried for the last thirteen days in her mother's body,
    • during these thirteen days in that sleep, through which man passes
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    • about philosophical questions today, however, cannot ignore
    • ceased. Today, we are virtually obliged simply to accept the
    • today: To the extent that thinking has had to withdraw
    • many people today, I believe, are fully conscious of the force
    • exists in countless numbers of people today an awareness
    • human soul is confronted by present-day scientific opinions. In
    • at least as understood today, cannot reach — is
    • Today, of course, since it stands at the beginning of its
    • the civilized world today are being affected by the problems of
    • possible for us today to believe that only those in some way
    • of knowledge than does present-day science?
    • present-day path of knowledge is still not easy to explain
    • with today.
    • Much of what, it is believed today, should just remain an
    • thus genuinely constituted matters of knowledge. People today
    • knowledge in order to advocate them today. They suited earlier
    • epochs, and nowadays can even be harmful to man if, under
    • that we shall understand each other about present-day ways of
    • and thus make clear the paths man has to walk today, if he
    • shall attach the greatest value today is precisely one that has
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    • that have floated up and down during the day sink down into the
    • From all this the impartial observer today must draw a
    • must be apparent to the impartial observer today, I speak to
    • people today. I would call it intellectual modesty. There must
    • today, and by which I orientate myself in life and become a
    • yesterday of exact clairvoyance. What the soul has to undertake
    • I indicated yesterday. I mentioned my books
    • sound psychology all must be condemned. Opponents today,
    • suggested yesterday, we can gradually give the mere life of
    • the senses. Man today, seeking to know the spiritual, does not
    • days.
    • concepts, this may seem fantastic to many people today. Still
    • clear from what I mentioned at the beginning today. We actually
    • arises from those other exercises, which I yesterday termed
    • wish to bring out today in only one respect.
    • have not been able to do more today than suggest that what
    • men today and forms a basis for true inner piety and true inner
    • have sought today to say something basic about the
    • psychology is present today in countless souls. It therefore
    • outlined here today does in fact represent the desire of
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    • Nowadays, indeed, we can see that the increasing
    • powers differently nowadays from the way they were developed in
    • quite different to the man of today from what it was, for
    • on the day before yesterday in describing yoga exercises.
    • the ordinary experiences of the day deposit memories. The
    • opposite, we may say, is true of anyone today who, by virtue of
    • days, rises to a certain spiritual vision. He develops his
    • spiritual vision. Many people today, with some justification,
    • ate yesterday and so I am full, I do not need to eat today or
    • tomorrow or the day after; similarly, no one can say of modern
    • possession. If man as he is today wishes to look at the
    • my lectures, other features will become apparent. Today, I
    • days ago. Even in ordinary life, therefore, their thinking
    • word. Even here, it is apparent that our thinking today is
    • what I have to say today. Today, I shall speak rather about the
    • the thinking employed today for natural science on the one
    • will conclude: our thinking today is fundamentally
    • us examine our present-day way of thinking. (I shall have an
    • observe this in life, will find that our thinking today
    • today is given us by speech.
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    • say today in this direction is bound to remain rather sketchy;
    • harvested perhaps the finest fruits of present-day
    • concepts in the atomistic manner of today, we shall have to
    • days, we ourselves take a look at this Oriental mode of
    • However, anyone who simply wishes to accept the everyday life
    • paradoxical as the outlook of today may find it, for the
    • attitude that I have been expounding in the last few days, the
    • agree that ordinary, everyday thinking is a function of these
    • science must hold about these matters today. But on the other
    • speaking in the last few days. Yet there is a dream-like
    • many upper-class people today believe, is a consequence of the
    • general materialistic outlook. Nowadays, this is taken to be
    • Orient and still survives even today as a kind of antiquated
    • opinions of the day but can see beyond them to the world's
    • spiritual imagination and inspiration, so that what today
    • that has become generally familiar today and that is also
    • currents meet. We are called upon today to understand this
    • today, is still perhaps unspiritual in the West, yet contains
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    • NOWADAYS,
    • the suggestion that anyone today might be in a position, on
    • I am advocating. Instead, I should like today to try and show
    • located. The existence of such limits is much discussed today,
    • trained natural scientists on this subject today are founded on
    • (though they are viewed very differently today from the way he
    • ordinary everyday consciousness was unlimited would
    • and the world that is to be taken seriously today. The other,
    • to which I have already drawn attention in the last few days,
    • is to be taken seriously today must not lose itself in nebulous
    • the other kinds of knowledge man requires* today, this
    • few days, we can look at man as a creature capable of love and
    • now supervenes, however, what I already hinted at yesterday: by
    • inner self. And, as I explained yesterday, when as physical and
    • Such things may appear paradoxical to present-day
    • different from that usually adopted today. People today dissect
    • material constituents. Yet everyone today knows that,
    • column of water. Everyone today knows that the air I have just
    • soul-spiritual element that we carry within us today in this
    • have tried to describe it in the last few days. In learning to
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    • of consequence about present-day social life just by thinking out
    • immediate concrete reality. Today, however, I want to establish
    • questions today if you are identified with a particular
    • There is much talk nowadays of social needs. Looking back over
    • is that almost everyone these days is talking about social
    • one another, paradoxical as it may sound, than we are today.
    • And this was only natural, because we nowadays live in a
    • epochs and indeed, fundamentally, still arise today
    • of the most important social questions of today became apparent
    • Now, in the last few days I have shown how the development of
    • today still shrink back when they are told: that which operated
    • me refer to just one example of this today, by way of
    • and the conscious life of the soul can again acquire today.
    • have in our present-day social pattern an inorganic combination
    • present. Nowadays, we speak in rather inexact terms, for the
    • Yet the material that in many cases the old generation nowadays
    • from today. Hence the social gulf that has opened between age
    • very small area in fact, of present-day social needs. It can be
    • Nowadays, this is made very difficult for mankind; for when we
    • outstanding personalities today, who take up a position in life
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    • only the beginnings can be discerned today.
    • which yet are directly reflected in man's life today, I shall
    • the present day. We can say: the further West we go, the more
    • civilization must be seen today against a world
    • background. This is because our present-day structures,
    • described here in the last few days. A similar approach will be
    • in place when we attempt to depict present-day social
    • social attitudes of people today definite survivals of ancient
    • still be observed today points back to times when the Orient
    • last few days. On the basis of historical documents, people
    • today describe the priestly hierarchies as ruling by teaching
    • us today. It was based on certain quite material activities of
    • when for men natural laws were not as they are today
    • spiritual laws were not so abstract as they are today. In
    • demonstrated in the last few days, the world-memory men gain in
    • today is already being led, if dimly as yet. Objective science
    • social structures today, we can see, even in those left-wing
    • attenuated form. There is much in present-day social structures
    • these days of social structures really only relates to their
    • Today, it is clear, we can only look with horror at the social
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    • the conversation turns to what is lacking in society today, there is
    • the international situation today, and observe, with the
    • yesterday how at the threshold of the spiritual life of the
    • social life in this way strikes many people today as a
    • appeared to Plato, we are nowadays very much aware that
    • relevant for our life today is precisely the one that I said
    • possible by a division of labour. I was able yesterday to show
    • difficulty still faces us on every side today as an underlying
    • nowadays — one came across very curious views in the
    • am well aware that many people today will not consciously admit
    • humanity. A leading figure in present-day educational circles
    • once more of what I have touched on today in connection with
    • or the other than it does in everyday life. Knowing how to
    • necessary. For this is what we are still suffering from today:
    • shortcomings. Nowadays, we found associations for
    • There is a great deal of talk nowadays about the necessity of
    • the individual — today we can point to labour; in the
    • next two days we shall be looking at capital — is capable
    • struggle of the present day: to enable what exists around us
    • analysis, the man of today is often extraordinarily remote from
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    • it ever has before. It seems to me, however, that nowadays we
    • kind of social system. It is possible today to be familiar with
    • today, not simply as raw material for sociological theories,
    • or, at the present day, within the social chaos —
    • What matters today is human beings, not just institutions. For
    • great deal nowadays depends on whether the man who has to
    • worth striving for today.
    • to talk about today.
    • What we need today is not so much a way of understanding the
    • true, leading personalities today still have rather odd
    • as they are called, and the leaders. It is possible today to
    • you want to, you can soon see what the real situation is today,
    • one day the authorities noticed: the teaching here is not in
    • anxious lest the audience should increase. One day, their
    • today a feeling that enlightenment — not in any party
    • mankind today are employed in such a way that their work cannot
    • an extraordinary amount. Today, we can point to all the things
    • libraries and the like, as they are today. If now we seek to
    • When, as we have often done during the last few days, we look
    • inestimable value to us today. Its characteristic feature is
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    • needed in the social sphere today is already prefigured in the
    • trying to go. The reason for many of our social abuses today is
    • men today desire in the depths of their hearts.
    • point today in simply advocating some particular Utopian
    • yesterday — the will, which is the true centre of man's
    • few days. Anyone who, just because he is compelled to mould his
    • Hence today, when we stand at a milestone in history, it is the
    • do not mean to suggest that today we must still attach any
    • to reality than is usual today. There are many people today who
    • third thing that presents itself to people today and calls for
    • the last few days: in Oriental society, the life of the spirit
    • fairly sensible — and most people are nowadays —
    • to decide afresh, each day, out of the immediate life of the
    • capital nowadays is much criticized by the masses. But the
    • examined objectively, even by political economists today. The
    • the important task today.
    • the fundamental questions of social life today are these:
    • today.
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    • of the principle of this. To-day we shall try to do this again, but
    • something we all know, from the fact that during daytime
    • few days that this waking state of man, from waking until falling asleep,
    • in ordinary day-consciousness, without clairvoyance, than you know of
    • not happen to man. I cannot develop this motive further here to-day,
    • days. We are unable to eat of the Tree of Life, i.e. — enjoy in
    • such clairvoyance is not the task set before man to-day, but is rather
    • of life. Attention must frequently be drawn to these things in our day.
    • from the seventies, and compare it with one of to-day, we see what strides
    • recognised to-day, because people can no longer understand what they
    • is not recognized today, because people can no longer understand what
    • meditations; for precisely those things I have explained to-day, are
    • spoken of in these last days. Something might be realised of what is
    • be rooted out at once, between to-day and tomorrow. That is impossible,
    • put before you during the last few days is (a theme varying in the most
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    • spoken of the principle of this, and today we shall try to do this
    • we all know, from the fact that, during daytime waking
    • physical and etheric body. During the last few days I have
    • know nothing more of this in ordinary day consciousness than you
    • this motif further here today because it would us lead too far, but
    • clairvoyance is not the task set before man today, but is rather
    • day. For I may tell you that the last time the secrets concerning
    • today, and we see what strides life has made in refined enjoyment,
    • distinction between them is not recognized today, because people
    • precisely those things that I have explained today are capable of
    • has been spoken of often in these past days. Something might be
    • believed they could be rooted out at once, between today and
    • during the last few days is a theme varying in the most diverse
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    • considerations, and to go more deeply into then. To-day,
    • to-morrow, and the day after, I will therefore bring forward
    • certain historical, and also a few objective facts; and to-day
    • Now, I should like to-day, to take a personality out of the
    • But one has to think differently about these things to-day, if
    • matters. To-day one must know something which neither Augustine
    • Man.” To-day we must admit: The belief that one can come
    • inner Being as man, as it offers itself to-day, — the
    • time a person to-day passes into the unconsciousness of
    • our age to-day, who experiences his inner being in a different
    • old atavistic clairvoyance. History to-day unfortunately
    • in one's inner being. It is not a question to-day of proving
    • to-day in their beginning. In that pre-Christian age one could
    • various phenomena connected to-day with the present Moon, with
    • see, my dear friends, that which we think to-day, that which we
    • feel to-day in our present life on Earth, has not as yet any
    • reality. This is even recognised to-day, by a few
    • gleam, (Schein). To-day it is still but a gleam, but in our
    • see how from the standpoint we have acquired to-day we can look
    • Augustine sought that firm point. To-day we only want to bring
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    • social question, which is to occupy us today, did not, as will
    • that confronts us with facts as strongly and clearly today as
    • battle of the day, from what touches humanity in the present
    • within the everyday, helping and caring.
    • something so comprehensive is given that without it today we
    • from the standpoint of today's customary culture pass judgment
    • that can be answered in an hour or a day. It can't be answered
    • few words how the life of today has shaped itself, how this
    • life today has come to be. One who looks more closely at life
    • isn't right when they say that today's misery, even if we could
    • to study conditions objectively in the city of Cologne today
    • of human beings today—and this will spread over the
    • small side remark: The sciences of today, biology, Darwinism,
    • today. The ones who today call for liberty and equality—I
    • souls who today cry for liberty and equality have learned it at
    • The greatest needs of the human being of today were embodied in
    • equality, before which the human being of today stands in
    • man of today can no longer estimate. They labored willingly.
    • with what is important today: “equality before Mammon.” Please
    • here-and-now we looked out. Today, due to this impulse,
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    • hree years have passed to-day
    • shall do better, to-day, to dwell — in a few thoughts
    • perpetuate its whims and fancies, its everyday feelings and
    • day; what a different experience, where mysticism was incarnate
    • soul towards the feelings for a Madonna. People to-day cannot
    • prove how far the culture of the present day is taking up the
    • world to-day, and let him see from it how much
    • Thus, to-day, when we wished to look back to some extent on the
    • and possibilities of the present day, and who expresses himself
    • needs of the present day by studying the course of history; and
    • day, we had to seek truth in this architectural thought, people
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    • in the pursuit of Truth. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are
    • Society at Jena by a very important Botanist of the day called
    • the nineteenth century and is to-day forgotten, uttered a very
    • organism — as we shall to-day and the day after to-morrow,
    • to us to-day outwardly — will see that in this thought he
    • to-day is considered to be a research relying on external
    • find books to-day written on a basis for which the spirit is an
    • saying that there are many people to-day who strive to throw
    • mean when I remind you of a picture which many to-day cherish. You
    • But to-day we want to approach him from another side. Goethe has
    • Now we shall approach Goethe by considering to-day in an
    • ‘methodical thinking and willing;’ and the day
    • like journeying at midday’ — ‘Or you use the
    • support to walk over on it. So if at midday you will not cross over
    • We shall see the day after to-morrow that Goethe shows how
    • still gladly take him as guide to-day. He still seems to us a man
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    • in the pursuit of Truth. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are
    • this to-day that symbolic and allegoric meanings are forced out
    • imaginative fancy. The day before yesterday we set ourselves the task
    • Therefore I want to say at once that what I shall say to-day has
    • to-day, and being what he is he can give unequivocal judgment on all
    • the view which is held most often and most widely to-day, and which
    • To-day one can hear in the widest circles those people who
    • given the average feeling and will in man to-day, they cannot be
    • across particularly clearly two days ago in the conversation between
    • objects round him. The day before yesterday special importance was
    • brethren, as we saw the day before yesterday.
    • Whoever wishes therefore to cross by clear daylight to the kingdom of
    • clear consciousness of day is subdued, whereby man is subject to
    • represents a higher stage of man's evolution. Goethe nowadays
    • but fundamentally the Temple can be there to-day only as a
    • indicates the current of Spiritual Science which to-day has already
    • much more than it has been possible to indicate to-day.
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    • in the pursuit of Truth. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are
    • Weimar, we to-day possess the form in which it was when he took it
    • deeper into the human existence of which the world to-day knows so
    • will be understood in quite another way from what it is to-day,
    • ourselves much, and the task of the lectures to-day and to-morrow
    • will be to consider something of what lies in it. To-day we will
    • to that which a man striving to-day after the same things would
    • was described at the beginning of to-day's lecture. We see a man
    • To-day unfortunately such striving is very
    • figures which in early days had once shown a troubled
    • to-day, leads us into the depths of the human soul.
    •  See the new-born day appearing!
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    • in the pursuit of Truth. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are
    • are worthy of notice, and in a certain respect to-day's study is to
    • whole of Part I — no doubt you realize it from yesterday's
    •  See the new-born day appearing!
    • significance to-day. It will be in any case the task of this study
    • initiation, described yesterday, was opened by a particular event.
    • he had to in his day; how spirit, soul and body unite from the
    • garb which was the handiest in his day, as
    • learns to recognize what he will one day become, if Spiritual
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    • being of present-day man. For at this time in man's history,
    • man has always been essentially the same as he is to-day
    • soul-constitution which man has to-day was also possessed by
    • to-day. Then we go on to assume a prehistoric life of man, and
    • to-day.
    • being of to-day and in a contemporary of the Mystery of
    • different from that of the man of to-day. I should like to show
    • soul-life, as memory. You have perhaps to-day a
    • form of pictures, may arise before you to-day. It is an inner
    • of course, experienced by man to-day in an extremely weak form,
    • not filled with thoughts and ideas. The present-day man thinks
    • in his superficial way that as we to-day have ideas, thoughts,
    • To-day we are not in the habit of asking, how does one breathe
    • Again, we say to-day: I will walk. We know that our will lives
    • ‘willing’ human being — to use the language of to-day,
    • possible for man. Alas for us, poor men of to-day, who can
    • Through the fact that we to-day put our puny thinking in the
    • which people are again beginning to feel the need to-day. For a
    • long time such a thing has not been necessary, and if to-day
    • earth, he had become one with it with his head. To-day he
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    • external events of history were in those days much more
    • feeling, such as we have to-day was unknown. A thinking that
    • Whole. The man of the present day lives, let us say, in town or
    • we to-day call our physical environment, was the lowest portion
    • wherein according to our method of cognition we to-day place
    • must remember that the present-day conception of things that we
    • organism. Nitrogen, which we think of to-day as contained in
    • spirit; for the present-day conceptions were unknown to him.
    • everyday consciousness a consciousness very similar to a
    • Picture to yourself what may happen to the man of to-day in a
    • days, are there not? But then there was no such thing: even in
    • condition, that is to say in what was the everyday
    • everyday consciousness where everything was changed into
    • there, even during this Asiatic evolution. By day, then, men
    • by day! You develop it in a perfectly natural way in your
    • we see to-day in clear sharp outlines; as an Initiate however
    • he attained to see things as we see them to-day in our ordinary
    • at school to-day. The difference between their consciousness
    • and the normal consciousness of to-day is not that the content
    • have to-day were unknown then; written characters were in more
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    • ago, almost to the day, in
    • human evolution, prehistoric as well as historic. In to-day's
    • continent, which continent forms to-day the floor of the
    • To-day we shall not have to go so far back as this; we will
    • memory such as we have to-day — the temporal memory, by
    • still more so from the man of our own time. Man to-day, in his
    • the entry of the Divine-spiritual Hierarchies, even as to-day
    • To-day man's experience in the physical body is of the
    • different examples. To-day we will follow one thread, the same
    • to-day I will set before you the events that I described
    • yesterday, to the ancient Oriental, Asia was none else than the
    • feeling was not then so single and united as it is to-day.
    • in which we know it to-day. It was quite possible, either for a
    • there was to say on Earth in those days concerning immortality,
    • who to-day through Imaginative cognition is able to attain to a
    • To-day men may travel to Africa, to Italy, — and yet,
    • upon him, one that in those days was often imposed on pupils of
    • wide-awake, for seven days and seven nights. It was too much
    • incarnation, nor did they in those days; — into the life,
    • we think and feel to-day. His whole thinking and feeling was
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    • yesterday to show from the example of individual
    • later time; it is only darkened to-day because, as we shall
    • the end of my lecture yesterday that these same human beings
    • But all the knowledge a man can have in the present-day
    • the ancient Mysteries, we to-day can scarcely form any idea.
    • present-day prosaic life were led before the statue, he would
    • What does man really know about the world in the present-day?
    • how Sun and Moon work upon the human being; even as we to-day
    • what I have related to you to-day is but a brief sketch of the
    • Identifying himself — as I said yesterday
    • fluid element — which I described yesterday as a
    • the Earth like an atmosphere. And as to-day the air passes over
    • which man had once upon a time been living, in the days when he
    • who understood what this meant. Men of the present day build up
    • history gives to-day of the doings of Alexander and Aristotle,
    • speak to-day of the earth-element, the water-element, the
    • with the Earth. In these days we travel East, West, North,
    • other differentiations man still experiences to-day, though
    • wanted to-day to give you a picture of what was living in those
    • history.. In those days it was still possible to speak in an
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    • that I pictured for you yesterday, in connection with the
    • that quarter — as we to-day feel how the wind blows from
    • know how to-day, when there is carbonic acid in the air, that
    • have breathed it into space. We have therefore still to-day
    • Macrocosm. The human being to-day can look upon his
    • is now outside him. But just as we are able to-day to look upon
    • not come into consideration; for, as I said yesterday, they
    • statues of which I told you yesterday — the Sun Statue
    • their souls in more stormy days.
    • in the materialistic external history of to-day. Of
    • the day on which Alexander was born, Herostratus threw the
    • flaming torch into the Sanctuary of Ephesus; on the very day on
    • Alexander into connection with what I said yesterday, when I
    • Alexander, on the day of whose birth the physical Ephesus had
    • . on the birth-day of
    • that run through European history down to the present day.
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    • burning of Ephesus; and the day of the burning of Ephesus is
    • also the day on which Alexander the Great was born. At the end
    • of the period, in 363, we have the day of the death — the
    • far away in Asia. Midway between these two days stands the
    • qualities of this Spirit-land, through which present-day man
    • and ideas that suffice for the world of to-day. We need to form
    • present-day humanity is on the point of emerging into something
    • begins the period to which man to-day may still feel himself
    • Present-day mankind would never have come into being if Asia
    • Present-day mankind is built up upon personality, upon the
    • that he is living in that age. When to-day a man recollects,
    • that reaches right down to our own day. And now, in our time,
    • however, with gigantic force, and to-day we are going through a
    • have often described as the Age of Michael. To-day I want to
    • we may discover again its last lingering echoes. To-day they
    • have died away; to-day they are gone, they are no longer to be
    • training; though to-day they too are gone. And thus what was
    • so to-day we find ourselves in a period that marks a genuine
    • asleep to-day in regard to the most important events of all.
    • awaken. We are nearing the day — as this Meeting goes on,
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    • rather of the Spirit that is in Nature. To-day, when we speak
    • to-day, if we are really desirous of going forward in our
    • breathing presents no difficulty to the man of the present day;
    • that they will one day begin to know again. For, if truth be
    • told, nothing is known to-day of the real nature of the human
    • days, instead of pursuing true science, men build up all kinds
    • all this men have to-day simply no knowledge at all. They
    • world around him. In the days when men pondered and meditated
    • to-day we are faced with the necessity of acquiring once again
    • many things. To-day I have only been able to give you small
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    • e stand to-day
    • what we have to take for the theme of our lecture to-day into
    • character was devoted. And to-day you will allow me to speak to
    • the days preceding the burning of Ephesus, when men spoke of
    • now, within this physical body dwells an etheric body. The day
    • from their masters in those days. In their countenance was
    • to-day bearing within us the memory of many a scene like that I
    • follow the Will of the good and the evil Gods. In our day men
    • to-day, the pupils of Ephesus attained to knowledge in Diana of
    • that yet remains to us, if we take to-day a solemn pledge, each
    • resolve wells up to-day in all sincerity from the depths of our
    • time feel how to-day, as we dedicate ourselves with solemn vow
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    • When we look at the world to-day — and it has been the
    • there sometimes arises, even in men to-day, a premonition that
    • schools, education and civilisation of to-day, with the
    • the abstract ideas which man applies to everything to-day. With
    • life. With the thoughts prevailing to-day it is possible for a
    • the human beings living to-day appear on Earth in new
    • to-day that here or there little traces of spiritual reality
    • scientific thoughts of to-day which, as I have described, lead
    • offshoots in the orthodox schools of to-day. If what has been
    • Just compare the civilisation of to-day with that of earlier
    • To-day man develops concepts and ideas which in
    • saying that it is no longer possible to-day for bridges to be
    • individual who becomes a doctor to-day really longs for
    • every day but I think that all those who climbed the hill and
    • Yesterday, a year ago, we were watching the flames that were
    • work, so to-day we are justified in hoping that when a physical
    • responsibility of the men of to-day when they are standing
    • Day-radiant Light
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    • occasion to connect today's thoughts about the
    • respect to all this, I should like today to answer, at least
    • try first — today in a somewhat different way from the
    • all the rigid and serious methods used today by natural science.
    • well know, my dear friends, that today anything claiming
    • employed today by natural science, man can know what is
    • science that is everywhere popularized today. The concepts of
    • what in our day is won for humanity and for practical life in
    • People today long for real knowledge-concepts about the
    • to today. And if I am to characterize this concept, I should
    • everyday waking consciousness? and does' there result from such
    • to which we are accustomed today, and which leads only to one's
    • good, there comes today from the soul-depths a living knowledge
    • ordinary, everyday, theoretical or practical egotism; and
    • not described very well today will be described better and
    • held. Today it is accepted as a matter of course, and is taught
    • in the schools. What is considered by people today the
    • dreadful to people nowadays than to hear anyone say that to
    • description today, is the sense-image and the material effect
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    • world, I told you in yesterday's lecture that in his waking
    • man by day; in his waking condition there only comes to his
    • would experience not a mirror-image, as by day, but the true form
    • consciousness by day; and it comes to man by day when he is awake,
    • body is dumped down; and by day, when man is awake, he loses his
    • should not be the case. It should be normal for a man to-day when
    • about with him. But man does not feel that today? he feels as
    • by our body. Mankind is subject naturally to this delusion to-day.
    • bound up with his physical body. Man to-day gives himself over to a
    • natural phenomena. Man to-day places his soul in his flesh and
    • external nature. He had no Natural Science such as we have to-day,
    • accessible to him to-day, he cannot regard his ideals as operative,
    • cannot look into the Cosmos both by day and by night, where the
    • consciousness by day — that means an Ahriman-free
    • that, that which is the Ordering of Nature to-day, will crumble
    • and when that which to-day is Nature no longer exists, then another
    • to-day constitutes our ideals will become Nature in the next epoch.
    • So we can say, to-day we experience an Ordering of Nature, (see
    • at a certain definite point of time; and that which to-day
    • perception held by the present-day universal perception and view of
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    • destroyed in the everyday process of perception. It is just
    • that today when we speak of the spiritual, people can form no
    • happen that if you are speaking today to a gathering of
    • clever people of the present day cannot be kept away. One
    • Yesterday I pointed this out in another connection —
    • the mysterious laws of nature. Today there is no longer any
    • the other as art. In art today we are fond of speaking of
    • world, and this appears today in the sphere of art as well as
    • world. It is admired, let me say, because today there is a
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    • we will turn our attention today to a more general
    • Easy-going Demon, are especially numerous in our day.
    • opulent mid-day meal, and become clairvoyant, but clairvoyant
    • civilisation of man; this is really important. Today, I will
    • character which they have in ordinary, everyday life. In
    • ordinary, everyday life we must have the feeling —
    • thoughts of the everyday are only images, shadows of
    • points I wished to bring forward in our studies today, in
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    • of the present day have but little notion what this epoch of
    • obstacle was placed in the way of sensual passion. Even today
    • in the understanding of the day. I ask what does a man feel
    • today when in the newspapers or some other printed matter he
    • today is not to say how far truth has been already realised
    • Christ-impulse will work powerfully in the world. On the day
    • at the present day endeavour to gain clear views on this
    • scorned today, it will not always be so. It will spread, and
    • one cannot acquire Anthroposophy in one day, any more than a
    • person can take sufficient nourishment in one day to last the
    • things that are pleasant to people's taste today will no
    • things, which before your anthroposophical days you did not
    • man comes to find riddles in the phenomena of everyday life,
    • long letter at Weimar, and then on the same day — it
    • this thought and these feelings let us close our studies today.
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    • Today I shall take as my point of departure something that
    • thousand by the turn of the century, and today number almost
    • certain to the scientist, at least, that today we humans live
    • Goethe's boyhood days it was much more possible to grow up
    • today because they are dragged into school at a relatively
    • a ripe humanness. Many things that we read today in Goethe's
    • certain matter-of-fact way to what people in those days thought
    • in our day who are trying to pass the battery of final
    • his day. Up to that time Goethe had learned to revere that art
    • not at all lacking as an attorney. When lawyers these days
    • today take for granted did not exist around him. After all, he
    • day a book came into his hands that is, indeed, badly written
    • the Sixteenth Century as is known today by many a pastor about
    • way. There is little conception today of something that
    • those days, the silent plan of life between souls was not at
    • Nowadays, after the event, people have the feeling that Goethe
    • how man evolves spiritually from an everyday soul life to a
    • that, although many people nowadays believe they are capable of
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    • Scientists are constantly reminded nowadays that many blunders
    • You will recall that I reminded you yesterday of a fact that
    • have to write about Hamlet if it had been written today
    • Whether this would work with present-day critics I do not know,
    • preceding daytime life, so also this sleep life of Goethe was
    • nature of man of day and night in the cosmos. It is natural, of
    • explain sleep as resulting from weariness caused by the day's
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    • day but during the night, it not only is outside of us but
    • lights the other side of the earth. So, likewise, is it day in
    • is day for our head; that is, the rest of our organism is more
    • relationships are lessened during the waking life of day. They
    • a strong connection with our ganglionic system. Someday,
    • nature. As I expressed it yesterday, he is put on a sort of
    • yesterday somewhat more crudely, we may even say that the
    • with scientific developments. To all those who today are
    • had only these explanations (as we have heard them today) they
    • system, are greatly impaired during the waking life of day. But
    • experienced a significant discord. To be sure, today it is more
    • conceptions of everyday life, but these particular experiences
    • therefore, that he was more wide-awake during the day than
    • Faust, he was more awake during the day, and because of
    • this he also needed what I described yesterday as the time of
    • of day, and outside his head during sleep; because they are
    • then say that during the life of day, when the ego and the
    • day, but people like Goethe pass into a state of dreaming even
    • with the surrounding world during your daytime life. The latter
    • entirely too many poets. Where is there anyone today who does
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    • leading personalities today. But you must bear in mind that
    • course in earlier times. Suppose that today the Christmas
    • festival was not more or less an external holiday for most
    • state of day, reflect in our thought on what is around us. In
    • the fifteenth century. If men would pay more attention today to
    • this we shall derive more clear-cut concepts than from today's
    • the world today, the future evolution of vocational life will
    • earlier handicraft life with the factory life of today, we are
    • apply to the majority of those who live today within our
    • humanity? What is still possible in many cases today, even
    • that is, the fine manner of speaking so much admired today,
    • profession will take on an entirely different meaning. Today we
    • observation of life. Today, a vocation is increasingly that to
    • be inevitable that some people today who consider themselves
    • today. When you compare the joy that a human being could still
    • with the dissatisfaction of many people today who have nothing
    • vocational life? You have it before you today when you consider
    • church, have become the sheath and shell of culture; the days
    • of the week reserved for work, and Sunday reserved for the
    • suppose that this other pole as it is still conceived today by
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    • sure, we are living today in a period that is being slowly
    • today vocational karma is crossed in many ways by the karma of
    • is a bitter truth today. Yet, it would be recognized if the
    • one day to another, but this is not the entire life of the
    • of all that is brewing in the world today, one couldn't even
    • over the world. How could one deny that many people today speak
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    • this, however, many things today will be necessary if man is to
    • to the present day. Certain famous scientists are a case in
    • magic, of course, but to our present civilization. Much today
    • Today,
    • beasts is today's true poetry. There is a peculiar interplay of
    • and today must be found again.
    • brilliant intellects, we can observe that they seek today for
    • behind the scenes, as the expression goes, and one day — I
    • He was always writing the most terrible stuff until one day he
    • think how anyone can write such a short story today according
    • day. He was now seized with a terrible fear. He went to the
    • weeks. Finally, in a conversation one day it was revealed that
    • see he understands the various endeavors today to enter the
    • most significant since it shows us that today whose who wish to
    • The sort of concepts that dominate today are entirely too
    • public events are some day laid bare, when the threads are
    • especially today when an objective characterization is not only
    • meets with many obstacles, especially today because men have
    • Nowadays one comes upon particular fields everywhere of which
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    • not too obtuse. A great deal of emphasis is placed today on the
    • discussing the problem of heredity today mean that children
    • direct our attention today to the time between the fourteenth
    • today.
    • powers; today, however, as we develop toward the future, we
    • life today because they force themselves upon us more and more.
    • people today have a thorough feeling for the things that are
    • This is exactly the peculiarity of people today, even those of
    • remarks that today the yardstick has taken the place of the
    • today opposition is easily raised against the spiritual science
    • science because people today, as they say, must look at reality
    • characteristic life of our day. The utmost desire is felt,
    • known how concepts are really formed publicly today in order to
    • way. I shall not deal today with all the lofty concepts
    • subconscious. As I have indicated yesterday, what is important
    • short-sightedly nowadays, look upon the outbreak of the present
    • are seen more clearly, the connection will someday be
    • possible today to gain a conception that gives us the
    • consequence of what is promulgated in the universities today
    • to raise this very question at the conclusion of today's
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    • merely about everyday matters but also about the most important
    • influences that people today like to emphasize, let us first
    • in those days, he at first pursued the study of Greek and Latin
    • that time. Today, you know, boys make only airplanes, but then
    • no true connection. Then he turned to philosophy. In those days
    • which he had a good deal of knowledge from his student days. On
    • of one person and another, many hours of the day and often the
    • but also the metal. I find new things of this kind every day
    • already such a genius that one day as he sat in the Cathedral
    • is much talk about heredity nowadays and many questions are
    • science today, whereas it should be when heredity is discussed.
    • correctly nowadays, but they cannot make anything of them
    • disseminated, and though some people say today that we have
    • philosophy today worthy of the human being. The passage
    • essence is pulsing through many souls today. It is only because
    • Just yesterday I was sent a book by a member, the young Swiss
    • it describes much of what pulses today in life. So this Arthur
    • the day of my arrival I took a look at the streets. It was
    • this single day had the effect of reversing, so to speak, the
    • postcards. What are our places of entertainment today other
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    • and so on. The person of the present day who believes, but
    • spirit in a temporal epoch. We live today in a different
    • today, man remembers only his life in the physical body. The
    • stupefaction of the soul is everywhere present nowadays but,
    • regarding which he knows almost nothing. Nowadays, to be sure,
    • ice and it is not possible to speak of it in our day.
    • to false paths that I will not, cannot, describe today, but
    • But people today will not have this. Much that has only been
    • the way to Christ must be found. The paths that are used today
    • themselves as they do today in the names of various angels or
    • today know extremely little of the past. Least of all do they
    • see, there is a good deal of talk today about the mysteries,
    • later, even today. At that time the word possessed, by reason
    • ancient times were something wholly unlike those of our day.
    • longer be done today; words have lost their ancient suggestive
    • a way to the Christ today?”
    • vocational life of a human being today, I must discuss
    • believe that today's science is capable of thinking of the
    • impossible today for the scientific view of the world for one
    • constructs a machine today and believes that nothing further
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    • relationship with the Christ today, the objection is made by
    • whom I spoke yesterday; they are there and it is negative
    • when what is unholy service today becomes holy; that is,
    • strange how people nowadays are so easily able to adjust to
    • which the present day offers in spiritual sensations, and he
    • wife is calling out one thing or another to him. One day, in
    • paper these days. The hero of the play, by experiencing this
    • there are human beings nowadays who strive to instill the view
    • few people today have a need for this spiritual world but we
    • indicated today — and if we may still continue to speak here,
    • so understand the Christ as the matter has been explained today
    • those confused things that are said today in modern
    • is simply not realized because nowadays people do not often go
    • sufficient number of incarnations. Everyone today is to some
    • now I would like to conclude today's lecture, but not without
    • them today, it is because I consider them somewhat important
    • that the leading occultists in those days branched off into two
    • doctrine, as it is practiced by us in today's activities, is
    • whatsoever. But what isn't called occultism these days! You
    • out whether mankind nowadays is ready to accept spiritual
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    • is working anywhere nowadays it will become increasingly
    • from so many points of view. Today, so that a certain basis
    • today. We know how men now look at the stars and say: other
    • Present day man has very little idea that anything beyond the
    • where the Sun is, the man of that day saw what was threefold.
    • Christ-Mystery. This is something that today must become ever
    • undoing of mankind can be observed today in countless places.
    • their own sphere. Men today do not willingly see into these
    • instance, they have today applied their way of thinking,
    • other peoples? When Balfour speaks today about the relation
    • remarkable it is what conflict today comes to the surface
    • What today from any experiment in physics is found as matter
    • man: Of what you see today man himself alone contains
    • convention — as even today he must be sought against the
    • days, to look back, however, in the new way suitable for
    • present-day mankind. Precisely in the same way as the sun is
    • utmost importance at the present time. Today I should like to
    • the understanding of threefold man. Tomorrow and the day
    • Today I have
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    • Today let me
    • just consider in detail this threefold man. Yesterday indeed
    • And, as you saw, I had yesterday to draw not indeed three
    • is, as you saw yesterday, a young formation (see small yellow
    • had it not received its first form in those primeval days of
    • formative principles today projected into the earth-sphere,
    • intensity, in their correct form. (He might say that today
    • becomes conscious during sleep. What today man has as waking
    • is so necessary for present day man — that even for these
    • society today.
    • from day, belongs to the other senses.
    • Waterman, Fishes; day, night: night,day, Here you have a
    • change from day to night. In a way the same thing happens to
    • an interchange between day and night, in man there is also
    • the interchange of day and night in his waking and sleeping,
    • the day man is turned towards his day-senses, or we might say
    • smell — those are day-senses. In the night it is the same
    • today for the bourgeoisie transferred into the realm of
    • that day what was great in politics, and at the same time see
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    • are many such questions, and today I should like, out of all
    • everyday life; certain men die young, others in old age,
    • arise in man to which by the means today called scientific
    • here mentioned. What today we call science cannot connect the
    • for the modern western man to picture. Even today men of the
    • Kant today than those who are consciously so — he thinks
    • knowledge today, the world outlook today is ignorant of what
    • yesterday).
    • drawn yesterday (diagram 2), but when man is awake it is more
    • these last few days. It is true, however, that we have to go
    • kind of miracle — but nowadays it would not happen
    • was describing only a few days ago as the aura revealed when
    • (remember what was said yesterday) are actually one and the
    • in a form that is ripe today of how man is permitted to know
    • have often described this — that in ancient days men had
    • in olden days there were group-souls and each of these split up
    • of the spiritual as has been done here today; for then we
    • yesterday and about which I shall be talking further in these
    • this indistinct concept still so loved today by the
    • friends, in our days you find in science the same diagram!
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    • valid today as they were then.
    • present day, one could only give up all hope of any personal
    • number of people at the present day, who are under the idea,
    • of many persons to-day it seems quite foolish to criticise
    • just the working classes of the day who are peculiarly prone
    • working classes of the day, — finding no understanding
    • position to carry this training on into practical every-day
    • Think of the books we have today, showing the course of
    • thing he produced. The money, in those days, was
    • productions; it was in those days by no means a matter of
    • to-day it has already become somewhat fabulous, when one
    • is after all — in the minds of many people to-day
    • to earn a certain number of shillings a day, it is a matter
    • which people to a very large extent think about economic problems to-day,
    • a different example again. Even Lichtenberg in his day once
    • mankind. And, as regards the present day, one might venture
    • curious, how hard many people find it in these days to bring
    • realities! That is the most urgent demand of these days! How
    • in the present day have wandered so wide of real life? It
    • comes precisely from the materialism of the day; for
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    • valid today as they were then.
    • what I say to-day may be apart from the general context; but
    • hardly very profitable, to-day, to discuss the ways and means
    • throughout the world to-day, it can really not be a question
    • longer hope for much to-day. To-day we should after all be
    • it is really today, even in these times of need, to approach
    • above all, which is of importance to-day, — and it
    • In those days
    • result? In those days we used to have meetings which were
    • circles who, in those days, listened to us. But this
    • habit of thought, even today, of regarding it as the
    • one does meet with such people to-day, who are business-men
    • single leaflet for distribution! If you ask me to-day: In
    • still to-day make such a demand as this; and that they are
    • anything can be accomplished to-day. It is true that I
    • understand to-day, it simply means that he has no feeling for
    • the things that have actually to be done to-day. This is the
    • Yet what can we only tell ourselves to-day? People still come
    • the fact, that it is necessary that people's souls to-day
    • question, for instance, which people to-day invariably seek
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    • important. I have planned today's lecture so that these two
    • when dealing with such subjects as these today.
    • Such questions as we have before us today are of particular
    • today, questions that concern human self-knowledge above all,
    • ordinary everyday soul life is more or less similar to the case
    • philosophical considerations. Today I will try to offer a
    • that we do not allow the soul to investigate in its everyday
    • one usual in everyday life. To take the example already cited,
    • ordinary consciousness, in our ordinary everyday life, we do
    • everyday senses, quite differently from the somewhat
    • everyday life, providing it is a real kind of thinking, it does
    • thinking. Today I would add: This intuitive thinking is to be
    • human being based on free will. Today I would add: What is the
    • conclusion today I would simply like to show how the problems
    • kind of considerations we have discussed today, in which
    • What leads people today to regard the science of spirit as
    • would like to close today's lecture by quoting, in a somewhat
    • spirit is slandered by many people today because it is not
    • today — that on the one hand we recognize the needs of
    • present day humanity, existing in the subconscious, and
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    • take everything that has happened up to the present day we find
    • teach us to recognize what each day brings — and today
    • each day brings a very great deal. Catastrophic events breaking
    • recommend you to compare what I am saying today with a
    • have evolved to what they are today. And this question
    • that has grown to such proportions today, nor anything other
    • people have evolved what characterizes them today
    • even today historical observation is still largely
    • satisfaction. Why is this? Because what nowadays is officially
    • before our minds. We dream the whole day by allowing our souls
    • we call history today. They sought their knowledge in myths,
    • found in their own people than can be discovered today purely
    • I do not wish to omit contrasting what today is called history
    • live today. And what we have to study, and what can be observed
    • tendency for the consciousness soul to evolve, where today the
    • consciousness soul that those who today are the Russian people
    • in the people who live in the east of Europe. Today it is
    • into the mysteries of human life, even of ordinary, everyday
    • different to today's. Allow me for once to risk describing in
    • body in a way that today only happens in our childhood years.
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    • everyday life or in science, but thinking is developed in a
    • in the soul from what it was before, and so today I shall not
    • of my Occult Science. Today I would only like to
    • long time, even if only for a very short period each day, and
    • everyday life and in ordinary scientific investigation,
    • leads him to perform the same action every day. This is the
    • main thing, for our everyday lives at least, to make
    • ordinary lives. In carrying out the same task every day we
    • it. But, lo and behold! one day at the piano as he played a
    • suited to humanity as it has evolved today. These methods have
    • otherwise our normal everyday self-consciousness into the world
    • but such a will that is free of our everyday will should be
    • explain all this today, as nothing in our discussion depends
    • everyday lives, namely, what lies at the root of our ordinary
    • since people compromise themselves today when dealing with
    • our own consciousness. We see then that in our everyday lives
    • Today I only wanted to go as far as to show how through the
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    • is often said today that when man's spiritual life is in a
    • much else with which it is often confused today. Anthroposophy
    • believe that they are standing on the firm basis of present-day
    • attentiveness what are regarded by some careful thinkers today
    • paradoxical, much that today is quite unusual.
    • ordinary powers of knowledge which we have in everyday life,
    • today about all sorts of abnormal powers of the human soul, or
    • these methods and exercises. Today I will describe the
    • personality. The everyday man stands beside this second
    • the experience of the day to pass in part vividly before the
    • These things sound paradoxical because present-day thought is
    • appear paradoxical and perhaps fantastic to man today.
    • do not think that today there is sufficient unprejudiced
    • present-day civilization what has begun its destructive course
    • Intuitive knowledge as I have described these today from the
    • the basis of knowledge in the way I have described today, it
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    • own day, which has culminated in the controlling of the world
    • present-day natural science.
    • present-day scientific development and its method of thought.
    • differently about such matters today, nevertheless what I have
    • today, an atom of iron must be imagined as being more
    • our ordinary, everyday consciousness. — This is one
    • that has been done on this subject even to this day. It was
    • whom he expected to be his successor. And now we find today
    • present-day position of biological research shows that a study
    • everyday life. It is just in deepening what can be achieved by
    • day consciousness. We are also familiar with the state of our
    • chaotic dream consciousness and our orderly day
    • day consciousness there is also a further awakening out of our
    • day consciousness to — as I have called it in my book,
    • ordinary day consciousness in the same way that this day
    • our ordinary day consciousness, with a higher consciousness, if
    • he awakens from the normal day consciousness into a
    • this attitude of mind, and today this is increasingly the case.
    • present-day literature on this subject will increasingly find
    • are speaking is present in the same way in our day
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    • will become ever more and more perfect, and will one day take
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    • To-day I will
    • ordinary education customary to-day.
    • that which is usually called knowledge in Science to-day, but
    • humanity to-day — as indeed in many other connections
    • already from other points of view. To-day we can say that
    • tendency which is dominant to-day, goes further, if it is not
    • these things to-day most people prefer to reject them. The
    • man of to-day is only too inclined to wave these things aside
    • people pursue for themselves to-day, because of a
    • Theory of Metamorphosis to-day, you can find in that
    • themselves to-day to one who is really prepared to be
    • literature of the day there appear — one simply cannot
    • way to-day. It must be kept in mind; because only by so doing
    • we attempt to give Spiritual treasure to humanity to-day. And
    • what is transmitted as Spiritual Science to-day, must be a
    • to-day it tends above all to differentiate into the three
    • Just think how on all sides to-day human beings tend to shut
    • to-day, movements which call themselves Theosophical which
    • touch with something which sounds repellent to many to-day,
    • to-day, truth being something which they want at least to
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    • will keep this in mind to-day from one particular point of
    • to-day, they appear at an earlier stage of existence.
    • to-day that the fate of the Earth itself depends on the will
    • Hour of Decision stands today before the human soul. Man can
    • task today, can only be recognised out of the depths of the
    • holy doctrine of the East, but which today has grown far away
    • That which the decadent Oriental understands today by Nirvana
    • existence of man today which is being more and more permeated
    • threatens man today, What is really necessary is, that man
    • today — Geology is not knowledge of the Earth; that
    • Man of today
    • Man today,
    • entirely forgotten by civilisation today. People certainly do
    • is seen today, but the revelations of the Divine Spiritual.
    • can read in the ordinary literature of today — that which
    • considered today.
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    • or new to say to you today, but it is essential to give a
    • what I should like to pay today has of late often been
    • mankind today — a spiritual deepening through the new
    • then be said that in our day men having the temerity to take
    • how really to take seriously what today is meant by striving
    • in and through the spiritual is spoken of today, for many
    • all this mean? Today I shall consider the matter entirely
    • But today it does not help to be in theoretical agreement
    • me, in idea, the men of today who would be able to accept it,
    • them for the living men of today, I write in the way that one
    • speaks from one's writing desk to present-day men, in a real
    • the people, how I am to put what I say. Whoever works today
    • except my being laughed down, It is not the point today to
    • today — theoretical customs so as to be in personal
    • agreement with the thing or not. Today what matters is to
    • deal for present-day people to understand in that respect.
    • of culture today we are living more than we believe Am a wave
    • materialistic spirit. Above all it is necessary today to
    • today when the spiritual is made valid through the living
    • matters. Today it concerns us all to take these matters
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    • have nothing specially new to say to you to-day, but I am
    • from which I want to speak to-day is to indicate that a
    • but when one speaks of this living spiritual power to-day it
    • it is no use at all to-day to agree with a thing
    • have before my minds eye such men of the present day who can
    • humanity as it is to-day, in a way that is in
    • To-day it ie no longer a matter of preserving these ancient
    • present day have still very very much to learn about these
    • things. For there is a general belief among men to-day that
    • into our present day materialism. Otherwise the connection of
    • Anthroposophy with social life will not be understood. To-day
    • and when as often to-day, we hear it said that here and there
    • all things it is necessary to-day to realise what has brought
    • Whence comes the materialistic spirit of the present day?
    • pulsates through the social world conceptions to-day is that
    • really seriously; and to-day these things simply must be
    • taken seriously. To-day men must not want to come to
    • basis for knowledge which is trustworthy. To-day things must
    • are together, everywhere. And to-day when man says that below
    • about to-day.
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    • like to speak about today will be best explained if I start
    • adapted by humanity in general of the present day is this; to
    • have been to-day abandoned by more thoughtful men and the
    • do to-day. The mathematical-mechanical conception yields no
    • astrophysics have to tell us today about the
    • consciousness. And today I would like to devote the hour
    • that which I am going to put before you today in a kind of
    • as it were, at the margin of our corporeality. To-day I will
    • from these things human consciousness nowadays may be. What I
    • have described is a reality, even if men to-day know nothing
    • Today when under certain conditions a man investigates
    • with many things, but of course today anyone who mentions
    • nowadays that when the occultist gives out his experiences
    • today can recognise as fact, through his own consciousness
    • be irritated at the modern way of learning things. Today
    • days there is much talk of the laying aside of all
    • It is today
    • science has to say today, that is if their development has
    • nowadays to the establishment of healthy educational
    • are today — which there is no need for me to describe any
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    • lecture yesterday which dealt with Spengler's Decline of
    • to-day, drawn as they are from the dicta of orthodox science,
    • us to-day and our own place in the world. To begin with we
    • external Nature as it is to-day, and then a future lying
    • to-day, men prefer to have this emptiness inwardly and the
    • danger confronting the world to-day is not so much the spread
    • Europe and America to-day the truth of the ancient saying
    • Science, as it is to-day, never leads into the inner being of
    • that in the spiritual life of to-day there is no inclination
    • centuries. People to-day are frightened at the very thought
    • dawns upon them, because everything to-day is regarded from
    • to-day, a sensation, that people visit the school and
    • in everyday life of thoughts and ideas which are the natural
    • respect the thought we have been considering to-day amplifies
    • of Ahrimanic forces only. And to-day we added the other
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    • upon today. It seems to me not only true to the spirit of
    • sin”. Today I don't want to enlarge upon whether the
    • to the senses. That what is ordinarily physical in everyday
    • been brought more to the surface of consciousness. Today
    • days — come very near the creations of present-day
    • appear very strange to the consciousness of present-day
    • science than was possible in Goethe's day, when through an
    • carried further but would lead us too far afield for today.
    • in the appreciation of art — must today be raised into
    • naturally took a different form from that of our day, of, for
    • meets us, though today in a rather elementary form, a
    • all this. From these beginnings, which today are the
    • Today I can
    • especially in those of today — moves altogether towards
    • to hold good for his perceptions and his reason. Some day the
    • today,
    • reasoning but discovers in the way indicated today, the
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    • bodily, physical instrument. I cannot speak at length to-day
    • spiritual research all day long. Seership in the spiritual
    • that is grossly misunderstood nowadays because materialism
    • of speech, as a means of everyday mutual understanding and
    • as the means of everyday mutual understanding is really a
    • of seership I have been describing to-day by explaining its
    • everyday consciousness know nothing about the process, but
    • the Spiritual must set out to assimilate what, even to-day,
    • can be grasped of the Divine-Spiritual to-day, in like an
    • Philistine seership of to-day, which is very far from having
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    • Steiner on the last day (January 1, 1924) of the Christmas Conference
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    • our time these members are held together without our intervention. Nowadays,
    • And now think of the days
    • age is, in a sense, exactly the opposite in this respect. Nowadays a
    • that when the majority of people travel about the world today, they
    • in man. In our own day this feeling is something that we must acquire
    • Gods is also a real process. It would lead too far afield to-day if
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    • of the present day have but little notion what this epoch of
    • obstacle was placed in the way of sensual passion. Even today
    • in the understanding of the day. I ask what does a man feel
    • today when in the newspapers or some other printed matter he
    • today is not to say how far truth has been already realised
    • Christ-impulse will work powerfully in the world. On the day
    • at the present day endeavour to gain clear views on this
    • scorned today, it will not always be so. It will spread, and
    • one cannot acquire Anthroposophy in one day, any more than a
    • person can take sufficient nourishment in one day to last the
    • things that are pleasant to people's taste today will no
    • things, which before your anthroposophical days you did not
    • man comes to find riddles in the phenomena of everyday life,
    • long letter at Weimar, and then on the same day — it
    • this thought and these feelings let us close our studies today.
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    • us, where today we see only clouds and stars, the earthly life
    • Naturally, I cannot today during this short hour speak of all
    • compare the animal consciousness of today, even the higher
    • facts of present-day animal life. This life lies below the
    • present-day human being, in spite of the fact that, when
    • view the animal of today with unbiased perception, we shall
    • teachers. But like the present-day animal he was not concerned
    • and not so desperately important in human life as it is today,
    • Today we have no perception of the soul nature. Today, in
    • aside many of the concepts which today have simply become
    • entire New Testament, and people of today prefer to approach
    • mere outward knowledge. Today we do not know at all how
    • possess a day-waking consciousness by means of which he would
    • realize it in considering present-day conditions. Less is
    • possible. Today human beings do not dare — if I may say
    • “metabolic knowledge.” The human beings of today
    • dreamlike knowledge. Today there exists a degeneration of what
    • disciples. But those who today meet in all sorts of Masonic
    • of Golgotha, it has come today to the point of time where human
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    • more understandable. Today we shall proceed a little farther in this
    • To that end we must today clearly realize
    • ancestors, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Today we
    • Christianity is so radically combated today has been learned
    • Actually there could not be today an opponent of Christianity
    • with his present-day thinking, could only be developed out of
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    • question that has been announced for today's topic, a question
    • yearnings of the human soul, then there emerges out of today's
    • view nowadays, and therefore everything that is put forward
    • of knowledge that are allowed by science today, then a way
    • as those that we want to deal with today, questions of the
    • of view to turn from our habitual everyday Guardian and awaken
    • dream into everyday reality, we can also awaken out of everyday
    • the everyday world — where we are from morning until
    • awakens out of this ordinary everyday life to a higher state
    • and, from this, everyday life likewise appears as though out of dreams.
    • however, does not belong to present-day man. Indeed,
    • present-day man says to himself: “Well, when I was a
    • This is indeed the man of today, but here he stops, and then he
    • perceptive philosophers admit to, even in respect to our day,
    • confused with what today is often called clairvoyance, which of
    • Nowadays we see that one does not
    • understanding. In the intellectual conceptions of today, people
    • today — to accept, to accept more readily, for there is
    • from this, for people today at a certain level it is possible
    • exercises, can today — no matter in what profession, in
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    • an inherent necessity in present-day life.
    • As I said, today's lecture is to serve as an introduction to
    • undermine its reputation. However, today we are concerned
    • possessing knowledge that reaches beyond everyday affairs to
    • everyday affairs.
    • of evidence of that today, and it will become even more
    • is about, but what satisfies one today may not do so
    • where religious influence extends even to trivial everyday
    • for words of comfort and assurance. Today we need spiritual
    • whole modern civilization. When conflict arises nowadays over
    • recognized. Today there are many people — in France it is
    • originated from the faith will still persist. Those who today
    • individuals today who have developed spiritual organs. They
    • civilizations, but also on everyday life. The results of
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    • today's lecture no doubt reminds you of a passage in Goethe's
    • insight than today's intellectual, experimental sciences.
    • wisdom came in ancient times is not our concern today; it
    • will be given at the close of this one. Today we shall look
    • one that concerns us today is the following. It is obvious to
    • the primordial beings from whom it all originated. Today we
    • human beings are facing today are momentous and
    • Nowadays one
    • signifies what today is expressed by the word
    • Atma or Spirit Man, which today rests within us as a tiny
    • section perceived by humans today.
    • is, the physical body, become individualized. In present day
    • possessed a different type of consciousness. Today, during
    • evolution. When a person today goes through esoteric training
    • it to a higher consciousness, whereas today's waking
    • wakeful day-consciousness. The kind of spiritual life that
    • and today's lucid consciousness.
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    • from the modern way of thinking; most of today's educated
    • today's subject. We shall consider in the sense of spiritual
    • again today to ensure proper orientation.
    • cannot today go into detail about the nature of life, we can
    • constituted human being of today, thinking, feeling and
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    • characteristic of today's literature that it hardly mentions
    • increasingly flow into everyday life; we are at the beginning
    • higher development in no way neglect worldly, everyday
    • today there is conflict on earth, so there were errors on the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • solve not only spiritual but also everyday practical
    • problems. One such problem is the subject of today's lecture.
    • It belongs to everyday life and must be of interest to
    • parents do every day.
    • the day arrives and the child stands before the door filled
    • In the old days
    • connection exists between today's lack of religious belief
    • that spiritual science is applicable to everyday life and
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    • solution to the question concerning death. Nowadays these
    • the word “sin” is today used in a narrower, more
    • can be readily understood even today. This explanation is
    • or spiritual science, would wish to contribute to present-day
    • easy manner; it cannot treat every subject alike. Today's
    • humans and animals. In fact, if today's lecture is to be
    • humans. Few of the things said today will apply to either the
    • Today we shall
    • Nowadays the
    • poison. What is today looked upon as poison could have most
    • originally poisonous, form the human organism; today's
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    • subjects such as that of today's lecture, we must keep before
    • corresponding to the life of today's Indian and South Sea
    • were far below what human beings are today. Yet in no way did
    • those of today's most fertile imagination. Furthermore, an
    • those days, the influence of the spiritual world was much
    • inwardly transformed. The day will come when a teacher will
    • be forgotten once school days are over; what matters is that
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    • fulfilled from one day to the next.
    • live it every hour of the day, and calmly be able to wait. In
    • events around us every day.
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    • This we must keep in mind and see as background to today's
    • brought out during his school days. Ideals are not simply
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    • today about certain elementary aspects of Rosicrucianism that
    • Mysterious by Day's broad light,
    • India to the summit of knowledge. For today's European it is
    • of today's European is completely different from that of the
    • centuries later. And today it is different again.
    • being who stands fully within today's civilization needs a
    • Suffice it to say that today this rule has been partly
    • attained from one day to the next. However, one can at least
    • learn the description of what today may seem a far distant
    • sense-free. Today there are learned people, including
    • brow or tears. If you do not stop short at today's
    • able to breathe today. So how does it come about that they
    • of the plant world. Think of someone who every day earns five
    • ago are today dug out of the earth as coal. Looking at this
    • transformation of the inner life processes from one day to
    • being carbonic acid into oxygen. Thus, what today the plant
    • is today. The process that takes place in the plant, a person
    • will one day be able to carry out in his own being. He will
    • today — it builds its body from carbon — human beings
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    • Today we shall
    • indicated today.
    • objections are invalid, let us proceed with today's
    • science recognizes that what is known today as art and
    • to function as a totality. As we see them today, drama,
    • that higher entity that rises above the everyday. He felt
    • evolves, and that today's clear consciousness gradually
    • consciousness of today replaced a much duller type; while it
    • The lucid day-consciousness now existing in Europe evolved
    • today's European lived was a mixture of air and water. Large
    • ancestors of today's Middle European as someone who, on
    • On Good Friday,
    • On Good Friday,
    • life of spring and the Good Friday belief in Redemption, the
    • on Good Friday, 1857. He jotted down a few words that later
    • Friday drama. He wrote: "The blossoming plant springs from
    • wonderful artistic interpretation of the Good Friday
    • new creation of the Good Friday tradition, Wagner had the
    • mind already on that Good Friday in 1857 when he recognized
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    • in relation to religious records. Today we shall attempt to
    • today is known to every educated person. From the spiritual
    • Testament. Today we shall look at more positive aspects and,
    • pointed out by today's critics?
    • personalities who lived in the early days of Christendom.
    • people. Today one risks being accused of repudiating the true
    • who said: “What is known today as Christian religion is
    • ancient; in fact, what was the true primordial religion is today
    • being's soul is capable of improving from day to day. Today
    • at what we understand today, at what our will is capable of
    • today, then we do not evolve. We must never lose sight of the
    • Spiritual knowledge has always existed. Natural science today
    • unknown beyond. In those days heaven was understood to be
    • consciousness can be seen in today's consciousness in dreams.
    • mankind in general attained today. They reached at an earlier
    • the world the way humanity in general sees it today. That is
    • belonged to the future. There are also initiates today; who
    • wishes to provide. Those who are initiates today are
    • development that lead to initiation. Even today certain
    • about this codex for initiation. Today things are different;
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    • through the hectic every-day life they are often spoiled, or grasped
    • to this seeking and asking. He mastered today's exact science; he can
    • we look around in the world today we
    • has been said today is preliminary. For
    • Three-Kings Day (Epiphany) a number of members of the community will
    • Day, January 6, 1912.
    • somehow does not agree with what is announced today, then he should
    • becoming. And what is to happen because of what has been said today
    • be untrue at the same moment. Thus also today the principle is none
    • is. For not one attribute described here today can pertain to the
    • the next Three Kings Day passed and no
    • Kings Day. Nothing was informed and it is therefore obvious that the
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    • reality to the Eastern man. If the Eastern man finds today in his reality
    • lives today in the echoes of this lofty spirituality. The eye of his
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    • To-day I feel called upon to explain to you a few
    • that I am telling you now, applies to the present-day human
    • Nowadays we frequently look back into earlier epochs of human
    • there was no educational system of the kind required to-day,
    • through childhood upwards, that he has to-day.
    • To-day all that arises through the spirit is judged in
    • were unable to do so, we should be helpless in the present-day
    • life of the heart, as it is to-day, for the normal human
    • connected with man as he is to-day has always been the same;
    • impulses which we have to-day.
    • have to admit that man was more or less what he is to-day, with
    • consciousness. To-day man would not be able to experience
    • are to-day, and man could at that time live in union with the
    • world as to-day.
    • KNEW it. This contrast can already be seen to-day, in the
    • Even to-day, when we look across to the East and view the last
    • great masses of people to-day, who rush forward to assert their
    • passion, even behind the most brutal ones. But to-day man
    • To-day, however, there is still an inner belief in ghosts. Just
    • man of to-day, a Westerner, does not yet discern the spiritual,
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    • they did not look like men of to-day; these high
    • continent situated between present-day Asia, Africa and
    • animals and less developed than present-day man. These
    • the spheres of the spiritual world and after three days the
    • will Christianize all men, will appear one day. And He will
    • three days, when you travel through the kingdoms of heaven; but
    • his three days' sojourn in the higher worlds, the initiate
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    • to-day, it is necessary to speak in the form of images which
    • shall explain to you to day and who meditate upon them, will
    • because our daytime consciousness, not our night-consciousness,
    • us say that during our waning daytime consciousness our Ego and
    • practically no consciousness at all, and the daytime
    • what kind is the MINERAL consciousness of the earth? To-day,
    • we live in our ordinary daytime consciousness. What does the
    • to the earth — EXCEPT IN THESE DAYS, for at this time of
    • days ago), the gnostic wisdom which disappeared. We must look
    • thirteen days from the 24th of December to the 6th of January
    • are the days in which the plants' consciousness unites with the
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    • remember those things also, that I have heard yesterday, when I did
    • heard yesterday has its cause from the fact that the matter is still
    • body; but one does not forget really after one day, not after the second
    • force is still so strong after the fourth day, that the whole matter
    • which causes much headache today, finds its explanation here at least:
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    • Today I would like to indicate
    • about our present time. The day before yesterday, as you know, I spoke
    • about man himself in his constitution. I would like to do this today
    • as he stands in life from day to day and From the very ordinary side
    • process is very well known today. We take up the food — staying
    • today's physiology does not really describe at all, but which do exist.
    • about the spleen one does not yet have anything to say today. You will
    • not pay attention ...) This is what I want to say today only in parenthesis.
    • this might appear to man today, especially in the civilized world, —
    • These things are standing side by side. Our religious attitude of today
    • of today. Those, I mean, were the writers of the Old Testament, where
    • today should be a preliminary indication of the fact that all human
    • regard as being so low, that they don't want to look at it. Present-day
    • the world in this Light, and not in darkness. Today's physiology and
    • are many people like — that today. They sit on their chairs, really
    • and the “spleen” appears today already in a variety of forms.
    • But what one needs today
    • points towards something that present-day mankind sorely needs. Men
    • either the unsuitable one, which is the one mostly discussed today
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    • wisdom, but a present-day mode of cognition. But as regards the transition
    • think today, is nevertheless true. Only we must understand matters in
    • in the manner that one still speaks today of illness, but will speak
    • death in the situation where we would say today: this person is ill.
    • call pneumonia today. The form of illness in case of pneumonia was of
    • was more unusual than today. People — at least the majority of
    • today by a person's complexion, e.g., if someone is pale, that he is
    • today's point of view in regard to health and illness, you will find
    • that today, also, it must be said: light has a tremendous strong influence
    • in the proper way. So we can rightly say today as well that the human
    • today is — if I may express myself that way — mineral light.
    • today, as well as the cultural historian know absolutely nothing about
    • such things. The light that we appreciate so much today was not considered
    • the light they appreciated and the light that is so much esteemed today.
    • more, as it was taken up in the old light ages. We enjoy ourselves today
    • plants, they might be such plants as the poppy is today, his hair became
    • to know something the earlier times had known in an exact way. Today
    • there exists no real borderline between what one calls today “eating
    • it has brought forth only intellectualism. But today we stand in a transition
    • today — to an imaginative way of looking, by “striking the
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    • days to speak about important but rather difficult aspects of
    • logically proved. So let us tackle the question today,
    • if you speak nowadays of Ahriman and Lucifer, you are
    • to Ahriman and Lucifer in the days when people had only a
    • what day Easter fell in a particular year. It was also a
    • pointer showed on what day Easter fell, despite it being
    • everyday occurrences. Let us suppose that three or four people
    • Here in the midst of everyday life you have this question
    • science will stop short at the physical body nowadays,
    • nowadays to say that if the Mystery of Golgotha cannot be
    • Today I would just like to add a few words about the following.
    • today (we shall come to speak of this fact in its particular
    • connection with our present studies, but today I just wanted to
    • witness thousands of people perishing every day for no
    • this is connected with the fact that nowadays people are
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    • day before yesterday I endeavored to show you the universal
    • of this mystery that is both cosmic and human, and today we
    • would like today to go on to show the serious nature of the
    • kind of solution in the lecture intended for Sunday, unless we
    • the one who is being judged. Nowadays we would say that the
    • people who even in those days considered Goethe's Faust
    • Nowadays we speak of angels, archangels, archai, and so on.
    • They were thinking in the past, just as we are thinking today.
    • will come forth. And what we are thinking today, in fact all
    • course of historical events and the significance of today's
    • this covering will some day fall away.
    • This is what I wanted to present to you today, showing
    • us interrupt these thoughts at this point today and continue
    • them next Sunday. My aim today was to bring your thoughts and
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    • “Well, during the holidays I noted down carefully all the
    • the holidays I, too, have thought a lot about what
    • during the holidays. But I cannot possibly know yet what
    • Then the next year came. The holidays were over, and at the
    • was appointed. And things ran their course until one day it
    • Throughout the holidays, the first two teachers kept focusing
    • more at the hypothetical examples I gave you a few days
    • that the two people had arranged five days beforehand that they
    • letters. He does the same round every day. I expect you will
    • home any day, and exactly the same things would have happened
    • now and next Tuesday. Then, taking this illustration as
    • talk next Tuesday about right and wrong self-observation, and
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    • were in those days, all the later events have developed right
    • What is taking place today is in turn the starting point of
    • also eat every day. There is no question of freedom there. You
    • like this today and like that tomorrow for such and such to
    • happen tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, that what
    • the spirit. Then, from what is happening today, the right
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • I. And throughout our waking day we are not really in
    • same way as they do today. Humanity evolves, and the way human
    • physical body that we nowadays call the etheric body, people
    • today when we simply see the physical eyes. When they looked at
    • Nowadays this perception can only be achieved through training,
    • everyday phenomenon. People did not first have to
    • today — for they were able to determine such things from
    • they have also lost another ability. Today, we must acquire a
    • which nowadays lives only in the I, entered the organic
    • realm, the astral body as we would say today. They still felt
    • precisely the old portraits that people admire today? Because
    • model as is customary today.
    • Nowadays when a person looks at nature, he believes it to be
    • the physicists dream of today will come true. At present they
    • as people today say, “Oh, you crazy anthroposophers, you
    • more a matter of mathematics and geometry. Just as today we can
    • pale face. Nowadays we still believe this. We can of course
    • them with a stronger resolve than they do today, for there is a
    • today when they observe the external world? And how do
    • to look at the position of present-day science, especially
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    • Today there already exists a great difference between those
    • these days mankind is proud of being practical: where,
    • sound to many today) by allowing oneself to enter into the
    • days often said that the state should be above all a
    • conceptions. You see when one cultivates such a style today
    • in picture form. It is especially in the present-day
    • concrete pictures at all. Today, to read a social pamphlet or
    • conventional use of words. Who today in speaking of
    • such words as what and how as now. Today when you talk about
    • supersensible much more than what it is today often so
    • finds most men of today—if you will allow me to say
    • man of today speaks. To leave out the concrete from one's
    • thinking is just to be slovenly. But most men are that today.
    • deciding on something. People today do not even consider why
    • today lacks. Because of its lack man is shut off from the
    • connection with the dead. Today man uses language in a sense
    • reanimated. Much that is customary today in the use of
    • satisfaction today in thinking in abstractions, free from the
    • for the dead. Today when people repeat spirit, spirit,
    • concrete is called forth. Most present-day thoughts are
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    • ago, has today reached a culmination and will spread farther
    • What emerges today are primarily chaotic demands. In place of
    • Yesterday you
    • prevails among men. Today let us spend a little time on
    • speech. As I mentioned yesterday we had three periods of
    • followed in turn by the seventh. As we saw yesterday, on
    • example, nowadays speak now and then with some modifications
    • Nowadays there is very much that fights against this learning
    • Nowadays he who has acquired several languages becomes a
    • passes unnoticed by the man of today with his abstract
    • actually far more inward than man's ordinary, everyday
    • actually all that is really experienced. For present day
    • they understand each other. Today it comes to few to listen
    • this very language. There are some personalities today who
    • nowadays, so that language is used really just to gossip with
    • today when people take up a dictionary, and because the word
    • discuss the pressing demands of the present-day social
    • things. Today it is practically only for interjections that
    • little, as I showed yesterday, for verbs; a mere touch of it
    • described yesterday.
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    • to be disclosed through a sum of concepts. Today most men prefer to
    • of the world. Within our own ranks today far too many are to be found
    • considerations today, I will take an example that may be said to have come
    • date today since it was written when the so-called war was still in full
    • from the point of view of frontiers is also discussed among men today,
    • You see today even for a
    • Today, therefore, I want
    • Now look — if today
    • me really on a better level, not on a present-day level but on a rather
    • horrible delusive conceptions usual nowadays, can be written on a quarto
    • one day had to hear that the comets which consist of nucleus and tail
    • today. Wither they have learnt them in some school through direct tuition
    • does the new way at thought underlying Spiritual Science. Today certain
    • today fall under the category of illusion. This should be thoroughly
    • something else that arises frequently today in the carrying on and conduct
    • described during these last days. (see Z-269) Then man will begin to
    • today who with all their faculty for abstraction come so far with this
    • today, for him to say: This is pure madness! — That is quite easy to
    • conceptions given out today in schools there are really any capable
    • men today notice the timid gaze with which whole herds, whole groups of
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    • and with the rest of mankind. Yesterday we pointed out how much must
    • activity. And so we wish today to enlarge in many ways upon what was
    • said yesterday.
    • I pointed out yesterday
    • made today by philosophers and theologians outside the Church, through
    • and the social currents of the present day both require this. Without
    • opponents of the endeavours of Spiritual scientists today is not to
    • Now today I should like
    • today, is to put in its place the concrete spiritual world of which
    • cleric of today would perhaps say—condemn such a path. By such
    • vision. This 'legitimate vision' is that the present day hall-marked
    • today of making man capable of being permeated with the Holy Spirit.
    • of thing today not only against our Sairitual Science but against all
    • have tremendous influence today upon millions of human beings. We must
    • further need to worry. This is exactly what is such a pity today, particularly
    • appear in the font we nee things now arising in the word, Today it is
    • partake of the divine; this also is heretical, as once more stated today
    • The Catholic Church today allows a man through vision to get beyond
    • canonised John of the Cross, one who is still recognised today in Rome
    • which today according to preaching and believing clerics is heresy.
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    • of yesterday you will have seen how easily the whole course of human
    • from many sides today to the detriment of present knowledge as well
    • as of the present social striving of mankind. (see Z-7.) Today we will
    • today, in earthly existence between birth and death, he sees but the
    • today, according to the outlook of Spiritual Science, how man when he
    • fashion is given in these theories today to the young people, who are
    • to a high degree today, a feeling for this change, even if it does not
    • as I told you that today in the natural course of evolution man passes
    • this particularly apparent today's—which enables him to penetrate
    • most everyday relation to the world is as complicated as this. It is
    • to the insensitive men of today as sophistry, must gradually become
    • that are easy to detect. It will have to be part of our everyday conceptions
    • so problematical for men today, and can so easily be denied by the grossly
    • the raging which indeed presents itself today as the next stage for
    • in the same form. For today these things are not given to men by God
    • Today when you really begin to think actively, you can do nothing further
    • think; you think as little as the scientist thinks today who prefers
    • day nothing could be gained unless men became active in their pursuit
    • of today. And people often stop short when reading this book for the
    • But the other books particularly popular today—well, I think you
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    • actual form of the spiritual life. Now today I should like to go into
    • understanding of the things of the spiritual world today, in a certain
    • permits, into the spiritual world. Already today it is necessary, and
    • arises above all about this is why so many people today avoid making
    • from what has to be given out today. But naturally in those olden days
    • now. Thus, for example, it was always given out in a way that today
    • spiritual world before his soul is ripe to do so. Today this can indeed
    • far less liking today for sound human understanding than people imagine,
    • this in past times, and it continues to be repeated by Initiates today.
    • that can also be very prevalent today. This is emphasised; but today
    • people today do not,want to strengthen their qualities of soul in the
    • of the attitude of soul existing among men today, there can be excellent
    • given by science, with just what people today are accustomed to when
    • which today will be forthcoming more and more, Spiritual Science must
    • today in those who would meddle in social affairs. And again there is
    • you will realise at once is hardly present today in ordinary consciousness.
    • what I mean by this. The solving of present-day social demands depends
    • today instinctively, but must become conscious that the development
    • of mankind today lies in the direction of distinguishing between hatred
    • would be done to solve the burning social demands of today by recognising
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    • we have surveyed this most important of all events for mankind. Today
    • they are found. Logic today however does not yet know what it is doing
    • the essential being of all paganism—today I can only give an outline
    • Today we will observe only how the conception of the Christ impulse,
    • it still lives on today in the Catholic sacrifice of the Mass. For he
    • to the present day has been creatively surging into the world. During
    • can be called up in the human heart if anyone tries today to renew certain
    • If today we hear about Isis, if we hear about Isis without powerfully
    • the same conceptions within him that in ancient days were aroused in
    • of the impulse we need if we would take our right place today and in
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    • tended her devotedly during the last days of her earthly life, who stood
    • day she was deep in many great ideas about our world-outlook—those
    • Yesterday I wanted to make
    • clear, as far as may be today, and as I have said the content will flow
    • it is already necessary today to make clear to ourselves what actually
    • of man was more spiritual than it is today. And it was this bodily nature
    • in very ancient days were furnished with a much duller consciousness
    • than that of today. They were more instinctive beings. And the men of
    • could only be given in those olden days out of a certain constitution
    • Mysteries. Today, this can no longer really be pictured because through
    • we are in today. By bringing about certain functions, certain inner
    • did not become free in the chaotic condition that it does today in sleep;
    • this was we will not go into today) and that therefore the resurrection
    • said yesterday converted it into different conceptions, but above all
    • with you yesterday it may be said: The Christ came first to the man
    • the folk souls of these tribes. Yesterday, however, we had to emphasise
    • by the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin peoples. And yesterday we dwelt on the
    • of Golgotha, but, as I said yesterday, he was in a state of expectation.
    • prejudiced to believe that what today is Italian culture, Italian civilisation,
    • which Goetheanism has evolved. We are faced today by this fact, a fact
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    • a result of a wish from your chairperson we shall speak today
    • our next lecture: “What is self knowledge?” Today
    • established. When you see a person today, you may well
    • evil feelings during the day, appear in quite another form
    • the day. In general the form of the astral body is steady at
    • old pictures and artworks sprung from a higher knowledge. Today
    • if we want to invoke something higher today, we can only grasp
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    • his everyday consciousness. Later he wanted to bring it out in
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    • day before yesterday we considered one the most important
    • Yesterday we had an open lecture in which we occupied ourselves
    • theme to which we will apply ourselves today relates in a
    • Anthroposophist. Today we want to explore that which we call in
    • the most ordinary, everyday self-knowledge and rise up to this
    • bodies. There we have today's normal human self consciousness
    • brooding of the everyday “I,” an awareness of
    • Today it would go too far, to take as a basis the being of the
    • days” time. He may take a decision that he has to do something
    • continuously in a state of self-contemplation in our everyday
    • themselves — as had been related even today — and
    • there in earlier times and is still there today: authority in
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    • between the lectures now being given, I should like to-day to bring
    • the age. So to-day, when I have said, I wish to provide a foundation
    • before the world to-day, had at any time required a building of their
    • the present day in the modern development of this stream.
    • day conception of the world. Our modern age is not concerned with creating
    • attention to something of which most people in the present day have
    • is actually very little understood in the world to-day. You can here
    • lies, whereas in the present-day conception of architecture there is
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    • Yesterday we considered
    • the Building from the outside, from different aspects. To-day we will
    • Yesterday I told you that
    • originally came from the old pictures is to-day in a process of transformation
    • and has to-day changed into intellectual conceptions; and intellectual
    • future can develop out of that which today appears in the form of social
    • that which transcends everyday consciousness — what I may call
    • We must overcome all that pertains to day-dreaming, we must overcome
    • dear friends, stands the everyday consciousness. For example while a
    • time, to-day anyone who turned to this same consciousness which John
    • world order. For the task of to-day is to get further, to awaken, not
    • sinking from every-day consciousness into dreams we cannot sufficiently
    • strive to climb out of the everyday consciousness to the more clear,
    • to-day when they are confronted with Art tend to become a little dreamy
    • we are following our everyday concerns, cooking or tending machines
    • in everyday conditions. In ordinary life we sleep a great deal to-day,
    • impossible for us to succeed to-day with these conceptions with which
    • of morality in the world to-day, but it is necessary that we should
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    • Passing on to-day to the
    • he who to-day is not himself dead, as most learned men are in soul,
    • he who to-day is not himself dead as regards his seeking, finds in the
    • Hero you see the seeking man, who to-day is under the impress, under
    • we had to picture not a Russian of to-day: but that which is to be seen
    • to a certain extent in every Russian to-day. every such Russian has
    • which is to be felt in this form. The Christ may to-day discovered purely
    • be said: he who to-day understands and smypathises with that which man
    • historical documents, the Christ he has discovered. We cannot to-day
    • which I have given you to-day, you expect nothing symbolic, nothing
    • with the information I have given you to-day, seek to feel that which
    • show the other view of the heating-house. Yesterday I showed the front
    • the whole, as I yesterday, through the comparison with the nutshell,
    • to-day what we have up to the present in pictures. I should like to
    • with this slate. You will find, if you strike a favourable day, and
    • day, he will really indeed find within himself the necessary stimulus
    • many to-day who see how strongly the forces of human historical forms,
    • to-day without taking up the impulses which come to us from this knowledge
    • when we hear that there are to-day men who say: Oh Spiritual Science
    • in life, and that it should have no counsel to give in the present-day
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    • likewise able to produce them. Thus, in olden days, the art
    • would have been able to develop in those days. Actually this
    • today. Here we see clearly that Faust both is and feels
    • Our joyful day should see you here.
    • In evil days when death was near.
    • manner of those days Goethe had thoroughly studied how the
    • technical terms so in those days, when certain substances had
    • today evident by the various interpreters of
    • said before, whoever thinks as men think today can hardly
    • the soul-development of past centuries. In the days of Faust
    • only the ruins of it remained. How often we experience today
    • knowledge today, coming upon such a passage will say: What
    • way chemical processes were described in olden days, the way
    • chemistry today will sound to those who come later just as
    • is made; but that is not told us here. Today these processes
    • with he men of olden days who understood something of these
    • epoch from earlier epochs. Today it is quite the thing to
    • through what was thus striven for in ancient days. Now you
    • books have no means of knowing why in the olden days Sun and
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    • Walpurgis-night performed yesterday, which we shall be
    • appear very unnatural to see him now, two days after,
    • own satisfaction how it comes about that, two days after the
    • suppose that, two days after such a great misfortune, Faust
    • Sunday. I will put you in the private seat in a certain
    • be natural for Faust, two days after the catastrophe, to be
    • In the days
    • — as it was spoken, you will remember yesterday. What
    • Voices from yon-days all golden!
    • present-day half witch, for the voice that earlier cried:
    • off now! Don't you know we've been enlightening!” Today
    • “A last, today 'tis useless. Now
    • more today — was introduced by Mephisto in order to
    • life — such a monster that he takes Faust, two days
    • light of day.
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    • today. For these scenes contain many germs of the evolution
    • day-to-day life, to the Absolute, to what is not merely the
    • beyond the ordinary, everyday ego to the absolute ego,
    • naturally taken at the time in various ways. Today,
    • spiritual secrets of the early Greek days. He wanted to unite
    • caricature-lovers, and even today it is still widely
    • as cold as the usual opinions and mood of soul today towards
    • of such a man. There are, of course, still men today who have
    • And then stands to-day at the mercy of such concepts. On the
    • the general and abstract. For what is most feared today by
    • real world with concepts is what man today will not have. And
    • arise through present-day Spiritual Science, if only what
    • since the days of Goethe, the abstraction of all endeavour
    • today arise. There are now, certainly, people with idealistic
    • day things had not gone so far, but today we are confronted
    • Mr. X, you seem to be a complete blockhead today. Then the
    • America. Today when it is only of use to understand the
    • there is little understanding to be found, for today there
    • all, many who rank today as people of importance speak as the
    • pronouncements so plentiful in the world today and during
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    • I showed you, what I once said to you, that nowadays it can
    • to remark upon this to show you how today the real nature of
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    • is, in effect, far more concealed to-day from human vision
    • in yesterday's lecture — we are confronted with
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    • weakness of many people to-day, when they hear of Lucifer and
    • (for so it was at that time; to-day it must be more purely
    • taught to us to-day. But in the widest circles, human beings
    • important saying, painful to study nowadays, if you can study
    • of the Sphinx by Oedipus; but we need not do so to-day.
    • To-day we will only make clear that this deed reveals him as
    • politician appears upon the scenes to-day, wishing to speak
    • and clone to-day, from one quarter or another. Suppose that
    • emerge from his words. But to-day one does not say so. One
    • such things must take their course to-day. One is
    • are going through the world to-day; we must take these things
    • day on educational and social questions, questions of right
    • thing that is spoken nowadays about education or questions of
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations
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    • “Faust” which were to have been performed today.
    • will have to do with the scene to be given next Sunday, but I
    • that what I was explaining to you a few days ago about the
    • acquired in his day, the ideas which could be acquired from
    • plunges into this world — a world that the man of today
    • instance what used to be called the elements. Today we call
    • is quite unlike the world we see today during our waking hours
    • together, not conveniently separated as they are today, Thus,
    • to what we find today when we dive down into the world to which
    • today in sleep, and no one can penetrate to them unless he
    • same way as today you have to think of water and air as
    • existing side-by-side, Today you think of water and air as
    • Today, man has so to say descended, and has completely lost
    • Whereas today we have earth that has been pushed down below
    • today, is that being whom Goethe, following the Greeks,
    • connection with water; not however with water as it is today,
    • the water of today. And as the air produces chaotic sounds in
    • experiences today between falling asleep and waking, all that
    • in these days, could not be suffered, for mortal terror would
    • experienced by man today, but into another world, introduced
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night
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    • What yesterday
    • be developed today in man's conscious life, cannot go so far
    • today called science needs only to be extended in order to
    • simply say: It is true that, with what science offers today,
    • not depend upon whether the scientific outlook accepted today
    • science today can never pronounce judgment on anything beyond
    • Now yesterday
    • today dreams are wishes fulfilled in phantasy. I should like
    • today forming the content of theories, are terribly
    • said yesterday, however, you can gather one thing concerning
    • certain extent we call back our past. Today with our brain
    • you speak, for speaking is only learnt in waking day life,
    • is possible for a man today, in the present cycle of
    • yesterday. Goethe divined it in a beautiful way. One of these
    • have the ordinary waking day consciousness we know, or at
    • to you yesterday how, in the first half of the scene in the
    • with the world of ordinary daytime reality. The moment the
    • yesterday how the equilibrium of the Sphinx fails when man
    • not with such clearly experienced consciousness as today, yet
    • Pigmies belonged. I referred to this yesterday. Anaxagoras
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • considerations of yesterday and the day before, we have been
    • Goethe's work all that yesterday and the previous day we were
    • special importance For the various branches of present day
    • this is a matter of general knowledge I should like today to
    • is an abomination and a heresy for the present day scientific
    • What physics does not recognize today, my dear firends, the
    • reality, present day physics is not yet ripe for Goethe's
    • One day
    • theory of colors, is indeed merely given in outline. Some day
    • this that, as we have seen in the last two days, Goethe was
    • him when in his physical body. Now when, after a few days, he
    • you yesterday that man has not lived only on the earth, but
    • these last two days. Goethe lived thus in the spirit where
    • I called your attention to yesterday is that Goethe was not
    • be asked why then is it that mankind's usual outlook today is
    • understood? How is it that for present day man idealism and
    • because man wishes today to found his world outlook in a
    • today the heritage of the natural scientist is not primal
    • phiolsophers today; where do you find any firm ground from
    • thinking is developed, it is not possible today to unite the
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
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    • however, no result can be expected either today or in the
    • any coast. For man today that has ceased to mean very much,
    • forces. In olden days, when everyday matters were still
    • externally in picture-form, might equally be one of everyday
    • today? The Samothracian Mystery, as such, with its
    • Today we should say: We represent how in the centre of the
    • said: Were Goethe to appear among us today, wishing, in
    • Science meets with all kinds of opposition today. But one of
    • primeval peoples appear primitive to man today — mere
    • man rise today to anything really creative. He keeps to a
    • objection that it is not natural, because, among men today,
    • the soul's desire today to reduce everything to abstractions.
    • can be known today through the senses. Read the article
    • be found here in the world where we are leading our everyday
    • today, are quite out of the ordinary. What then does the
    • — the waking world of day, and the world that is
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths
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    • the main points of what was said yesterday about all that is
    • yesterday that this scene shows clearly how Goethe was
    • comes into the idea of Homunculus. Yesterday I went more
    • present-day abstract rationalistic man. In olden days when
    • condition of the soul to another. For a man of those days the
    • today in a primitive, less delicate way, that, to a certain
    • the Sirens. I spoke of this yesterday so today I shall not
    • them, the most outstanding of them all, Galatea. Yesterday I
    • existing in days of yore. It might be said that what happens
    • dream. Man today looks at the way moonlight is reflected on
    • actually happening. We experience it today if someone burns
    • permeate the human body. What today is my head has its form
    • Ye to bright day consecrated
    • must live out in the body. I told you yesterday that the
    • today experiences this relation at best as something
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • one-sided way in which evolution is understood today. Think
    • the man of today thinks of the successive stages of evolution
    • learnt at school nowadays, notions which in future will be
    • the earlier — this is an abnormal idea of present-day
    • it. As I explained yesterday Goethe is perfectly honest when
    • are not there merely to be spoken of on Sunday afternoons in
    • strive to grow out of what today is the typical point of view
    • anyone reading Homunculus today might say to himself.
    • scent we are today presenting, finds itself in a world the
    • man of today is not very eager to enter — in a world
  • Title: Anthroposophy as a Demand of the Times
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    • today of limits of perception, limits to knowledge for
    • for the sensitive human being, something tragic which today
    • which today has been so successfully explored? Only because he
    • in this way present day humanity cannot really build a bridge
    • day creatures out of which man is supposed to have developed.
    • From this there come to man today not only theoretical doubts
    • philosophers and natural scientists today want to prove more
    • would like to speak to you today. But I do not want to speak to
    • today one often wants to achieve in a very easy way, but I
    • initially not as abstract as the thoughts we have in our day
    • with others which took place the other day. The most removed
    • Today one usually underestimates what actually happens there
    • possibility one day to develop the capacity of soul with which
    • science today. Those who want to gain knowledge about that
    • described. — Imagine that at a certain time of day you
    • up. If you try hard, the course of the day up to this moment
    • of the day in such a way before your soul that you start with
    • so on, but if you place the course of the day backwards before
    • place the course of the previous day before your soul.
    • day people. It is even something which is not all that easy to
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    • Today we will occupy ourselves with an important document of
    • successive time intervals. Yesterday we spoke about the Rishis,
    • are today, from one “I” to another “I.”
    • “I”-Laws into everyday language, in order to really
    • Third Commandment: You shall separate the workday from the
    • festive day, so that the image of Your Being becomes the image
    • has built the world in seven days and lives within it on the
    • seventh day. Thus your actions and your son's activities and
    • outer boundary of the six days, but on the seventh day your
    • created the world in six world days and on the seventh day
    • found rest, so mankind must separate workdays and festive days,
    • six days for creation and the seventh day to seek the Divine
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    • today, were not present then. There had been a time when the
    • as materialistic as is usually done these days, but rather ask:
    • — we find that our earth didn't appear as it does today,
    • Ocean is today. Land existed and there our souls actually lived
    • from today. They appear in the early Atlantean times as if they
    • perceived everything in a different way to later. Today, when
    • objects today, not sharply defined as today, because the people
    • today. They were in that time much closer while the earth was
    • influences, the majority of mankind not. Even today actually
    • forces of nature, still takes place today through Ahriman and
  • Title: Haeckel, "The Riddle of the Universe," Theosophy
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    • selecting such a theme as the one I propose for to-day,
    • attempts made by men in the present day towards the
    • from the higher animals. But since that day scientific thought
    • Two days after, by mere chance, he was present at the reading of a
    • whole period stretching from the days of Leonardo da Vinci to
    • which is present in him by day is absent during the night. It
    • present-day natural science and what is taught by theosophy.
    • remain stationary at the point of view he occupies to-day; that
    • they have been experiencing during the previous day. Indeed,
    • whatever to-day, for the telephone itself in any case is an
    • See the new-born Day appearing!”)
    • true theosophical teaching concerning evolution is, in our day,
    • happens that the present-day human soul has a
    • present-day observations, have been perceptible within our
    • seat of thought activities. As the soul of to-day, directed
    • “Why, then, does not the soul at the present day work at
    • distinguishing the present-day man. Another branch of these
    • those present-day mammals of a lower grade than that of the
    • this day “thinks and acts” as soul originally
    • creatures of the present day differ widely in appearance from
  • Title: Karmic Relationships, Volume III: Lecture I
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    • those of you who are able to be here today I wish to give a
    • time. What I shall say today will serve to illustrate and
    • Since the age of the intellect is with us today, we can
    • history nowadays generally project what they are accustomed to
    • are generally thought of today). The whole way of thought and
    • altogether different from that of today.
    • Today, when man reflects upon himself, he feels himself as the
    • we today would say ‘I think.’ This could only be said
    • Today, no doubt, a person can also familiarise himself with
    • pictures no longer exists in the humanity of today, which is
    • friends, of which we speak when we say: In the three days after
    • is felt today.
    • concepts as the people of today. When the people of today are
    • Today one reads the works of the Scholastics and is conscious
    • only of the driest thoughts. But it is the readers of today who
    • When a person of today thinks on philosophic questions or
    • him. A man of today can think the greatest nonsense — he
    • earth. Today such things as could still be experienced in the
    • of the dead, at least for some days after death. And when one
    • Nowadays it is easy work to think, for people have grown
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture I: Cosmic Forces in Man
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    • humanity has been passing. I cannot help thinking to-day of the
    • And it is the same to-day. People are still terribly afraid to
    • To-day it ought to be realised much more fully than it is, that Europe
    • me to be deeply symptomatic. And it is still the same to-day.
    • evolution of humanity will take a course undreamed of to-day. Those
    • In the lecture to educationists yesterday, I said that we are prone to
    • The meaning attaching to the word ‘deathlessness’ nowadays is very far
    • Innumerable sermons are preached to-day, and with a certain subjective
    • to-day speaks of the fact that the Sun rises in a particular
    • centuries it will pass through others, that during the day it passes
    • Even when the history of the zodiacal symbols is discussed to-day,
    • upon the limb-structures. And in days of yore there was consciousness
    • those days. Thus, according to the wisdom of the stars, a man might be
    • Capricorn, as it is called nowadays. In the true symbol, however,
    • shall be done in the following lectures. To-day I only wanted to
  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture II: The Soul Life of Man ...
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    • a few days after death. We see it at first as a tableau — a
    • Those who try to understand life to-day from the spiritual
    • realm of the Angels, is very important. All over the Earth to-day the
    • who studies life to-day in the light of anthroposophical Spiritual
    • to-day in such an evil form in the life of the West.
    • When we carefully observe the life of to-day we find that although men
    • nowadays manifest such obvious forces of decline; instincts and lower
    • thoughts. When man speaks to-day of his Spirit, he is actually
    • Divine-spiritual. Man stands to-day at a critical point where he must
    • intellectualistic and rationalistic thinking of to-day.
    • social life of the present day points clearly to the necessity for
  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture III: The Mission of the Scandanavian Peoples
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    • understands these things. In the world of education to-day people
    • Religions of the present day speculate far too much upon human
    • death assumes an egotistic form in the religious concepts of to-day.
    • this that I want to speak to-day. For it is in the highest degree
    • It is precisely in these days of tumult, when people all over the
    • struck their blows in manifold ways but man to-day is largely unaware
    • people are living and thinking to-day exactly as they did in 1914. In
    • this was done here some years ago (1910) but to-day we will
    • In those days human beings who were inspired in an instinctive way
    • the Norwegians of to-day, journeyed towards the West, towards the
    • Moreover, the effect of this influence is perceptible even to-day. The
    • the present day — of the Eastern Scandinavian, the Swedish
    • some theory — and the empiricists of to-day are fundamentally the
    • divergencies simply because people to-day will not penetrate to the
    • character of the Norwegian of the present day there are traits which
    • in Norway to-day will understand their destiny and task in the world
    • times but something remains as a heritage in the present-day Norwegian
    • what they have become to-day as a result of these experiences. We have
    • them during sleep. But the bodies of to-day are not always a help in
    • These earnest words must be uttered to-day for the evolution of our
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  • Title: Spirit of Fichte: Lecture I: The Spirit of Fichte Present in Our Midst
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    • school. Wishing to please him, his father bought him one day for a
    • own estate in Oberau one Sunday, in order to dine with the
    • And so Gottlieb's schooldays
    • then made up the student life of Jena. Day by day he had to earn by
    • times for him. One day he had no more resources left and no
    • prospect of securing anything during the next few days; no prospect
    • day he stood at the edge of an abyss and in his soul, like a
    • following incident. One day the pupil's mother received a singular
    • ever unfolding personality. No one who reads Fichte to-day, who approaches
    • sense, nor by everyday human understanding either. For all
    • sought to give to his hearers; one day he was attempting to
    • impossible, as people read to-day, that they should
    • see, people nowadays do not know how to recite inwardly. But people
    • itself. Therefore even to-day we ought in studying Fichte to
    • the whole German people. Even to-day we ought still to train
    • common every-day life of the German people. We have followed this
    • Sunday. But this was a shocking suggestion to all who held that it
    • would be a profanation of the holy day to address the Jena students
    • on a Sunday on the subject of morality as Fichte conceived it. And protests
    • on morals in the University on Sundays — he had selected the
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    • contemplate what will take place in the coming days in large cities
    • Christmas mood from what we can see in today's environment. There is a
    • basically no more is left today, especially for the city dweller, than
    • today. If we don't succumb to illusion and phantasy we must admit that
    • on the one hand, the mood which social custom creates nowadays in
    • Christmas or Easter. Today it has become very difficult indeed,
    • the days. We must stay home much of the time. During the other seasons
    • days of summer. But now, we must sit inside much of the time, we must
    • wonderful soul moods which awoke in the simplest farm homes on Sunday
    • which we will touch upon later. — And when the main days of the
    • still be seen, as it might be even today (1910) in some remote
    • Christmas season, the days and weeks surrounding the Christmas
    • days. The memory and the thought of the great periods of humanity were
    • during any other days of the year. And it would have been just as
    • Four hundred miles in thirteen days.
    • spiritual seeker can understand today what was essential in those
    • truly most holy mood. There are people today, who believe that
    • purpose. And there exist nowadays dozens of “right”
    • human being, and art, than is known today in our modern theaters or
    • the Bible. And just as Christmas day, the 25th of December, was
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • Krishna leads us out into the storms of everyday life, into the wild
    • ideas, serving for everyday life, are sufficient for it; how little
    • unveiled, far removed from everyday affairs. Yet to that world man's
    • describe the scene of his dying teacher. But people in these days
    • What do we have before us? It is the world of everyday life in Greek
    • because they have to prepare the way for a new clairvoyance. Today
    • age of transition from primeval humanity to that of the present day.
    • today. Each felt his identity only in the group, in a
    • folk-soul, the nation-soul, signify to a man today? Certainly it is
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 2 of 9
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    • will confine ourselves today to the first four discourses —
    • for everyday living, our ordinary intellectual powers, even those of
    • everyday life. He must get away from that to which he is ordinarily
    • people generally have only where their everyday interests are
    • appear to lead quite simple lives. Yes, there are many today who have
    • had received into his feeling something that the man of today no
    • the pursuit of popular science, which we regard today as quite
    • thought that man has developed and takes quite for granted today,
    • pearl. Most men and women today are chickens in this respect. They do
    • understand that clairvoyance begins in something common and everyday.
    • power of reason!” Today a great word must resound in men's
    • for men of today if they would attain to an inwardly-experienced
    • in earnest with what has today come to be a trivial, commonplace
    • the path that Arjuna must take in order to pass from the everyday
    • soul goes through a process that is essentially an everyday process
    • but that is not experienced fully in our everyday life because man
    • sleep, and when he returns again into everyday consciousness he feels
    • winter as I am asleep and awake in the alternation of night and day.
    • evolution of mankind from out of its everyday consciousness, from the
    • everyday life in any one age, up to the point from where we can look
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 3 of 9
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    • the present day, which tends to the formation of abstract concepts,
    • acquainted with the present-day science of dreams you will realize
    • have been seen at all in any other age. So, for example, people today
    • recollection of an experience in everyday life we had years ago,
    • it at the time. Now we notice that behind our everyday consciousness
    • brought us revelations from realms into which our everyday
    • different beings from what we imagine ourselves to be in everyday
    • everyday life, and an altogether new world of inner life that can
    • images from our everyday life thrust so insistently into this higher
    • everyday life. If you really try to carry out the exercises I have
    • this, that you must detach your interest from your everyday life.
    • from our everyday life to arise in our dreams. They can no longer
    • everyday affairs. There are people who say they do their exercises
    • every day, morning and evening, and for hours at a time, and cannot
    • bring nothing into it of our everyday sense experiences. Thereby in a
    • in us that lies behind the everyday consciousness with which every
    • everyday experiences from this region then experiences from the
    • surrounding world here every day. When they first arise we begin to
    • realize that our everyday consciousness itself seems like a dream
    • then is everyday judgment in creating a feeling of antipathy toward
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    • exercises as may be practiced today. In that ancient time, however,
    • power to surcharge the soul with selfhood. Today man can again
    • present-day man to want to undertake occult exercises at all? Why
    • speaking of present-day man, for even in ancient Greece the human
    • soul was different in this respect from what it is today. When we
    • today give ourselves with our whole soul to the study of natural
    • but when man today observes life through the senses and considers it
    • one begins today to study the external world that is the subject
    • In fact, present-day
    • times the comparison held good, but today it does not. Today we might
    • people in the world today who despair of life yet at the same time
    • What today we have to
    • today possesses, but that souls of that time did not yet possess.
    • point out that though man may lift his soul today into that realm
    • dream-consciousness, we still are not able today to fully discover
    • what Krishna is. Referring again to what was said yesterday, let us
    • call our everyday consciousness the lowest realm. About it lies a
    • strengthened self-consciousness we mentioned yesterday. We have need
    • purposes of the universe. In the realm of everyday life we might do
    • cessation of consciousness. In normal human life today man ceases to
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    • man in certain respects. The next day one of the members of this
    • consider a cycle familiar in everyday life, that of our waking and
    • supplement our waking day life. We are approaching the point where
    • active souls of men and are being used today to gather spiritual
    • skull today does not have the same appearance as it had then, for a
    • gradually. Today the word evolution is often heard, but people seldom
    • known world from the unknown. In the last few days I have again come
    • arguments today, and people never notice their complete lack of
    • horizon of external life today; things that represent some after-play
    • through the world today with half thought-out logic because in
    • We must realize that the self-consciousness that today is the
    • they do today, with the awareness, “I am thinking this
    • do today. They lived more of an instinctive life in their souls. From
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    • In this way Western scholars today have so
    • speak of it today. At most one could say that in ancient India
    • today, “What is the judgment of true mystic wisdom about this
    • developed today in a rather general way we will make more concrete in
    • the succeeding lectures. But I would close today with a few words
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    • surmise them. Science, however, is on the way and one day will reveal
    • Today I have said that
    • forces, when they appear to clairvoyant consciousness today, are seen
    • present-day mankind's evolution. At that time, as is described in
    • things, what today compels man continually to wear and tear himself
    • the creating forces. At that time man came into being as he is today.
    • “This is my well-beloved Son, this day have I begotten Him.”
    • yesterday we thought of abstractly. What belongs to all mankind comes
    • think when you consider all that has been said today, leading up as
    • mankind exoterically. Today I have endeavored to present the matter
    • tried to convey it today. The truth itself was there first, as I
    • indicated in a lecture a few days ago, and the rest followed of its
    • our thoughts today.
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    • came precisely from the feeling that certain secrets must today be
    • though it is published and revealed in the light of day.
    • people of India today we will not find real understanding for the
    • and along with them we see a number of people today who do not value
    • of that period somewhat as follows. What appears to a person today in
    • content of man's soul, his everyday consciousness. His was a
    • state wholly closed to us today, from which a kind of inspiration,
    • dream-like, came to men. It was the state closed to us today during
    • different in those times. Our dream-consciousness today generally
    • was striving as we do today in our occult education, aimed for
    • something quite different. When we today go through our occult
    • development we are aware that we have gone downhill to our everyday
    • striving upward, from their everyday dream-consciousness. What was it
    • today. Then, everything those men did with their Yoga and the Sankhya
    • which men were striving upward; today it has come down and is
    • accessible to everyday consciousness.
    • lies something far more important, that if the man of today will only
    • Fichte or a Hegel. There is something more. What today can be found
    • you have the view every day you get accustomed to it. It is not in
    • today right at hand, even if only by men like those we have named.
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    • idea of those important concepts by making use of present-day
    • developed last time have shifted a little. What is true for man today
    • correctly for man today as mineral food (salt, for instance), would
    • shall see the daybreak of the age of self-consciousness. Thou shalt
    • today they persuade themselves that they adhere to materialism on
    • effort can today be found right at hand. This is the tragedy of
    • present life. There are too many today who stand in the world and
    • men today.
    • change. Today we must say that we are at the end of the age that
    • hear what Krishna told Arjuna, those seeking their soul's salvation today,
    • what today is self-consciousness, which men at that time had to
    • strive for with all their might but which today is right at hand. Try
    • concepts and ideas, but pictures like those of our dreams today. Thus
    • into Brahma.” To ask a soul today, living in Western lands, to
    • ask a Western soul today to do Eastern exercises and “enter
    • ideas. This is really true, that Shankaracharya would today introduce
    • with the altogether different nature of our everyday world.
    • surrounding world are being formed. Today the soul must be more
    • the outer world. Today we are experiencing this in many ways. Many
    • present-day occultism must try to throw light on the different
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    • anthroposophical studies; but during the next few days we shall need
    • Up to this point, accordingly, it is possible to-day to discuss in
    • for anyone seriously resolved to go further, the Way is even to-day
    • clear day into space and sees the blue sky and enjoys the sight. But
    • everyday life it is impossible not to reflect and form judgments upon
    • — the actual world in which man lives to-day, the world of the
    • case — you see that I am describing to-day from a different point
    • wished to bring before you to-day as an introduction.
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    • develops are what enable him to reach the stage we spoke of yesterday.
    • spoke yesterday, one must accustom oneself to judge events in like
    • everyday life and one will find how widespread is the quality —
    • somewhat out of date to-day but once played a great role. It was based
    • the point described yesterday; and a man has to go through these
    • ascending into the higher worlds is not such that one can say: To-day
    • Nowadays men build up plenty of abstract ideas on this subject.
    • Moon whether for fourteen days we have more rain or less. Fechner
    • to-day): “Let the matter be put to the test indirectly through
    • tubs in their Leipzig backyards to catch rain-water for washing-day.
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    • even appear that the soul of a present-day man, in contemplating these
    • sense-world; conditions are seen such as were described yesterday. But
    • in the same way to-day as they were by Zarathustra, they would feel
    • as can happen also with the soul of to-day. But one must not think of
    • worlds, his feelings were quite similar to those of a present-day man,
    • him. To-day such a man feels lonely and forsaken; in the later
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    • Parsifal: the ideal of later Initiation. Present-day Mysteries are an
    • given to-day.
    • days first became manifest in physical life when Moses heard in the
    • present day also the human soul must be open to these influences if it
    • mysteries. Today, naturally, we can give only a sketchy outline of
    • studies which may one day be undertaken regarding these mysteries of
    • today. The physical and etheric bodies have woven into them something
    • human soul to-day, when people study science in the modern way or are
    • souls living and embodied to-day were also incarnated in the
    • Egyptian-Chaldaic epoch. All the souls present here to-day once looked
    • souls and became an intrinsic part of them. All the souls of to-day
    • That is what the candidate for Initiation sees to-day. And he can say
    • consciousness. This is the disturbing impression received to-day by
    • wisdom can be carried anywhere to-day, because we have reached a
    • the Grail, especially over to Sicily. Even as to-day, if we tread
    • this reason the soul must still be strongly armed even to-day when it
    • in earlier times. It has become possible only in later days, because
    • since olden times, as though a present-day Western man had to go
    • of today — we must say that in our time and on into the far
    • clever to-day, he develops in his soul certain forces which in this
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    • whole of their life. Today, man is entering upon a very critical
    • physical sciences. It is only in our day that they are beginning to
    • difference between a man of pre-Christian times and a man of today.
    • today. Not only the cathedrals but the houses and porches with their
    • aspirations, and the home of their soul. Today, we have knowledge of
    • The beloved became the stranger, the unknown. Love — which in days of
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    • in the Atlanteans lay outside the brow, in the etheric head. Today it
    • The evil and the good are still within man just as in days of yore the
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    • The occultist sees in the man of today a being in the full swing of
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    • during his rudimentary period of development, in days when the
    • — a function which in days of yore gave rise to a very different
    • Think of the Slavonic legend of the ‘Woman of Noonday.’ If
    • summer lie down to rest on the ground at midday instead of going to
    • us that the Woman of Noonday is an astral figure, an incubus who
    • The man of today lives only in his senses and intellect which
    • Earth of wisdom. Today we may call it an Earth of love.
    • which gave them birth will develop onwards. The cathedral of today
    • living powers forever. The Art of today will be the Nature of tomorrow
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    • today was once in the keeping of the Mysteries. The Initiates have
    • lay in a trance lasting three days and during this time the hierophant
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    • verses at the same hour, day by day without intermission, the
    • A materialist of today might ask whether the fact that the
    • death and resurrection. The disciple spent three days in a sarcophagus
    • the third day, at the call of the hierophant, the Spirit came down
    • days of the Vedas it was practically unknown. In the ages when there
    • common with the Rosicrucians, the occultist of our day teaches of the
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    • today the fruits of the narrow, materialistic thoughts strewn by our
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    • today, this lotus-flower has ceased to turn. In the clairvoyant seer
    • In days of yore, the sexual organs (the procreative forces) and the
    • day unfold into two antennae or wings. The symbol of them can already
    • two today, is destined subsequently to atrophy. The left hand will
    • today on two feet; in the future he will ‘fly’ and will
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    • chaotic perceptions, has thrown into disorder. By day, the function of
    • the same consciousness with which today he can give shape to mineral
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    • clairvoyance, these signs — which we today delineate in abstract
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    • same as it is today. It is known that the brow of prehistoric man was
    • thinking. In days of yore, the physical brain was much smaller than
    • possessed another faculty — a mighty power of will. Today, man
    • logical reasoning which are associated today with what we call the
    • today. The atmosphere was vaporous, full of currents. In Lemuria, we
    • is endowed today is the same power which once was exercised upon the
    • nearer to Spirit. Today, we have reached the lowest point on the curve
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    • heavenly bodies visible today are bodies which have been
    • plants. This denotes a higher power. Today, man erects buildings; in
    • accomplish, at a higher level, what he accomplishes today in the
    • creative power with which his thought is endowed today. In this age,
    • It is evident that the Earth today cannot produce human bodies such as
    • The atmosphere of the Moon contained nitrogen, just as today the
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    • them today. In fact, only a plant kingdom existed then but under
    • shall become conscious of what today is the unconsciousness of sleep.
    • language by indicating that the days of the week belong to the planets
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    • breathed fire, just as today we breathe air. This is why the legends
    • ‘I.’ Such is the relation between man of today and the
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    • outer, historical circumstances. Theology today only knows the shell
    • what he is today and what lies before him in the future. We have
    • difficult task which is reaching its culminating point in our own day,
    • being from whom the man of today and all the kingdoms of nature have
    • embraced all the manifold aspects of man as we know him today in the
    • All that lives today in the inner being of man, his thoughts, his
    • the evil in him today will form a race of degenerate beings. In our
    • Humanity will then divide into two races. Just as today we see rocks
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    • Today
    • people of our day who had this naive outlook and then became
    • with today; perhaps I can go into it next time. The writer of
    • will describe — what today is achieved through long
    • years, others in seven months, seven days or seven hours.
    • emerges, is not something that merely applies to yesterday
    • and today, but this Word is eternal. This Word leads to God
    • acquires it if one returns day after day to the momentous
    • As man stands before us today he is, in his outward
    • Thursday [Public Lecture, Berlin, 15 Feb, 1906.
    • his astral eyes and he knew: This is I. Today have I
    • three days. When these three days are up, one attains a
    • union. This can happen after three days. This is the occult
    • stated: “And the third day there was a marriage in Cana
    • happened on the third day.
    • must go through the three days of death and then be awakened.
    • followed the initiation for the devachanic plane. Three days
    • single sentence confirms what we have said today in general
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    • that he who seeks the path today will be led along different
    • initiation, but today this path can no longer be followed. He
    • physical body during the day. So one can see the
    • when it is said that Lazarus lay three days in the grave. The
    • everyone. However what, in the old days, was a process
    • lasting three and a half days takes place in a different
    • manner today. The experience is the same, but it is achieved
    • as scourging and real blows. Then one day one feels a sort of
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    • St. John. Today we will add something which goes even deeper.
    • Today it
    • looked at in this way, the ordinary, everyday life must be
    • God, a God in the next world, was unknown in those days.
    • Christ, and the present day. Those living then, appear again
    • today. Because of this they are able again to accept the new
    • for us today to say in retrospect, that the Christian
    • did not know how to use the forces of nature in everyday
    • intellectually, is difficult for the man of today to grasp
    • shining through it. A name was not used as it is today, it
    • world. There, he exerts his mastery in everyday work over the
    • the higher world do not concern present day humanity. We can
    • Today I
    • today. True it is what Christ said: I am with you always,
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    • been taught as it is today, in lectures and books that are accessible
    • hands today. The writer was Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He was not an Initiate,
    • day in the shop, where he was not allowed to sell anything himself.
    • “Jacob, Jacob, today you are small, but one day you will be great.
    • Take heed of what you have seen today!” A secret attraction remained
    • will find in his works much that is taught today in Theosophy.
    • constituent part of all of them. Nowadays, however, we hear of a conflict
    • between knowledge and faith. What is necessary today is to attain to
    • enough in everyday life when our attention is diverted from an object so
    • involuntarily every day when we are wholly absorbed in something.
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    • in seven; one in seven years, another in seven months or seven days
    • The day-star, sonorous as of old
    • Rumour of the new day-springing.
    • need not involve any great discoveries; they may belong to everyday
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    • bodies remain on the bed, united as in the daytime. The astral body
    • continuously on the physical body. During the day the physical body
    • the forces which have been used up during the day. Hence comes the need
    • fills our daytime consciousness and enlivens the soul, from everything
    • for which we have to be grateful to the body all day long, we shall
    • life again, but backwards. He goes through it, day by day, with all
    • back to the day of his birth, he can, in the words of the Bible, enter
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    • he will find when he reincarnates today. Nowadays a child's life between
    • make tools. How different it all is today! We can see how the face
    • who lived in the days of the ancient Germanic people had a picture of
    • the world quite different from the picture which prevails today among
    • If today we were able to understand the powerful feelings and the exalted
    • hardly observable in the ordinary man of today, but if he becomes
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    • Yesterday we came to
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    • Nowadays young people are expected to offer criticism much too early.
    • and effect go on working from life to life: what I experience today
    • has its cause in a previous life, and what I do today shapes my destiny
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    • Today I want to speak
    • We touched yesterday on
    • is today because of the changes in human evolution. Five thousand years
    • very widespread today, which was hardly known a hundred years ago —
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    • his fellow-men until one day he was due to be eaten himself. At that
    • yesterday, you will have in mind a question: How is it with the
    • fantastic-looking creatures, unlike the fishes of today. Then again
    • only clear water behind. In older days there were natural philosophers,
    • himself a great deal that was later externalised. And today he still
    • Order knew that some day there will be men in whose karma there is no
    • clear during the next few days, when we go on to study the whole evolution
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    • developed since the earliest times up to the present day, we must first
    • for the heart, yet the heart often has to cope with them every day,
    • heavenly bodies which are called so today. Our Sun is a fixed star;
    • the same as the Moon we know today; it was the third incarnation of the
    • from the man of today. He was for the most part a spiritual being; he
    • like our present-day mineral kingdom would be quite wrong. On Saturn
    • body, as with planets today, could be added. Thus on Sun he passed through
    • forms were quite different from those we know today.
    • compare him to the animals of today, for he had three bodies. He had
    • kingdom of the time was not like any animal of today; he was halfway
    • did not breathe as man does today; they breathed fire, not air. Through
    • has nowadays as the heat of his blood, Moon-men had in the warmth of
    • preserved in the days of the week, though in German they are somewhat
    • Saturday, Samedi
    • Sunday
    • Monday, Lundi
    • Mardi, or Tiu — Tuesday
    • Mercredi, Wednesday
    • Jeudi, Tor, Donar — Thursday
    • Vendredi, Freya — Friday
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    • by air. This spirit-atmosphere contained everything which today constitutes
    • the human soul. Your souls, which today have come down into your bodies,
    • vast globe of ether, very much bigger than our Earth today, and surrounded
    • day and night. When we read the Bible in the light of occult science,
    • their present-day shapes. There were shining plants and animals that
    • for reproduction. The plants secreted a substance rather like present-day
    • in those primeval days, scarcely describable in our modern language.
    • in solution much that later on became solid — our present-day
    • he had a swim-bladder, rather like that of some present-day fish.
    • had arisen, and most important among them was Atlantis, between present-day
    • of man today. Yet they were very different from modern man. The shape
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    • Yesterday I told you
    • its own task. Present-day man knows nothing of what the third and fourth
    • talk of Theosophy today, but we know that when we come to reborn in
    • we should not be able today to understand the truth which Theosophy
    • important tasks for mankind today and in the future: that men should
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    • from yesterday's study how important it is to develop a feeling
    • the life of an ordinary man nowadays. From early till late he is occupied
    • that dreams are nonsense, but this is not so. Even with people today
    • a symbol of some latent illness which will come out in a few days'
    • to the danger. The next day you may learn that this friend was taken
    • he has the whole picture-world present before him in daylight and not
    • his daytime experience. If he exercises conscious control over them,
    • with a pupil who has reached the stage just mentioned. By day and by
    • occult principle. Most people today lead lives devoid of any regular
    • element into his life. Of course he cannot arrange his days so that
    • each day passes exactly like another. But he can at least pursue certain
    • events of the day in reverse order. If he can bring in further
    • the seasons, of day and night, and so on. Plants, too, grow rhythmically.
    • rhythm during the day, they will of their own accord regain the right
    • This means preventing, at least for a short time every day, all sorts
    • Persian legend told of Christ Jesus. One day Christ Jesus saw a dead dog
    • this, he will be in a bad way. In ordinary life today the spiritual
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    • Yesterday we concluded
    • Christian and the Rosicrucian. Today we will begin by going more closely
    • In Europe today there
    • The body of the Oriental is even nowadays more delicately organised;
    • something which everyone holds in his hand for part of almost every day,
    • the curbing of sense-perception. Nowadays in ordinary life a person
    • days. During the following week, after again meditating on the five
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XIV: Rosicrucian Training - The Interior of the Earth - Earthquakes and Volcanoes
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    • Yesterday we described
    • occult schools came to higher knowledge. Today I will try to describe,
    • but practically, so that they become part of his everyday life. There are
    • self-knowledge? It consists in the recognition of our everyday self, of
    • the lower self out of man. In the early days of Theosophy the gravest
    • people; but present-day science looks on this as a purely external
    • had themselves drawn forth from the Earth. Today the layers are thicker
    • himself, he spiritualises the Earth also. One day, at a later planetary
    • difficult today. But theosophical teaching is itself a promoter of peace.
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    • healers who are not physicians. Those who are here today (with a very
    • earlier days, and it was taken care of through the centuries rather
    • everyday life, whether it is taking of nourishment, or exposure to
    • what the person had permitted in his or her own everyday relation to
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    • today's anatomy and physiology. For the human physical body as it is
    • today is a true image of the etheric body, which is in its third
    • brought to it today. What the etheric body impresses upon it is not
    • fashion today that if there's something new to be included, you must
    • their house. Not what they see during the day, but the delicate
    • them in endless variety, for instance, in a town. Today the physician
    • housewife who must spend her days in the kitchen or something similar
    • in bourgeois everyday life, these people become really insane, and
    • What sense would there be today
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    • abnormal conditions do not have such meanings in our everyday speech.
    • explanation in today's psychology textbooks, or even in epistemology,
    • can extend much further. In the former, better days of the church,
    • accustomed to meet here and there in everyday life. And for
    • that happens to a person today is so shaped by spiritual beings that
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    • Today I would like to insert into our studies
    • see how they develop as a children, from day to day, from week to
    • lies far away from present-day ideas.
    • surrounding world: the spiritual world. Someday when medicine reaches
    • Then we will have the explanation for a problem that today is solved
    • the same reaction to much that is happening today in the name of
    • — that the world hardens toward us — of this, today's
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    • encounter in everyday life. So they are already interesting in the
    • he will only stay put the first day, possibly a second day if he is
    • states, with what in everyday life is called idiocy, while the
    • I've been pointing to during these few days: that there is always a
    • cannot be seized upon clumsily, as happens today so often with the
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    • Today I would like to go
    • human being in everyday life on this earth. Only then will they be
    • will view us in future centuries as anyone living today in our
    • people who have now reached this last view (not everyone today admits
    • compulsive mania (today, in materialistic terms, we would call it
    • from the shot after three days.
    • they had been able in those days to operate on that part of the head,
    • three days death was inevitable. So it is not a pure suicide, either
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    • happened at temperatures that today are necessary for similar fire
    • not studied today in a real sense. It is lacking entirely from
    • foolish to do what many people do today who look at things in a
    • will be a fine result if all that is given out today by the
    • in ordinary breathing as the continuous creation of present-day human
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    • Yesterday we examined the human constitution
    • striving downward. And if today we were far enough along in
    • unfolding of the sun's forces in the course of the day, in the course
    • the human being. We showed yesterday that one can go from the area of
    • similar. Now one understands how in ordinary everyday consciousness
    • us during the day, spirit is also entering us. Through every sense
    • said yesterday. When the sun forces are going in, first they must
    • everyday earth-life leads the lower forces up to the higher.
    • way that human beings perceive in everyday physical life the
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    • Today let us hold clearly
    • place in the plant kingdom. During daytime consciousness, when the
    • talking about during the last few days. They descend into their
    • was not so much experimenting as there is today. The sick person was
    • everywhere. In the simplest form of everyday life that has deviated
    • the human soul manifests in this regard in everyday life. For the
    • much in this respect. For instance, often when I speak today to, say,
    • work among modern humankind as physicians and priests. Today two
    • And so we find today
    • seen clearly in former times, because people in those days had
    • the standpoint of truth. Much that priests in the world today say
    • fact. These teachings originated in olden times, and today no one is
    • give two more lectures for this course: tomorrow, and the day after
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    • materialistic thought; today humankind is fundamentally entirely
    • every possible kind of instruction today with this intent —
    • influence of materialism. Often today people express their
    • appear and today it is not even noticed that they are strange. A
    • And this silly nonsense is accepted today as science, honest science,
    • arise out of today's passive thinking? How must priests and
    • completely submerged in the current passive science. Today human
    • one wants knowledge. With today's passive thinking one can only
    • Today therefore, let us put something before our souls as a kind of
    • the universe we find rhythms like that of day and night: other,
    • on the first day of spring, the twenty-first of March of each year.
    • reckon how many breaths a human being takes in a day, we come to
    • 25,920 breaths a day. We find the same rhythm in the smallest
    • aspect, we can say human life on earth lies between a day's breathing
    • and the Platonic year. A day's breathing is in this sense a totality;
    • maintain our rhythm of breathing through an entire day of twenty-four
    • hours, we meet regularly another rhythm, the day-and-night rhythm,
    • encounter in our human day of twenty-four hours.
    • we relate to the course of a macrocosmic day. We can figure it out in
    • this way: Start from one day; in a year there are 360 days. (It can
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    • cures. And what we still have to say today to round off our studies
    • today this can no longer be completely understood, still it is an
    • consciousness; today it would not be possible, at least not as an
    • the deepest mystery wisdom. For us today this wisdom must be regarded
    • given to what today would be called physical conditions. That is, the
    • today. There are now only qualities of things; the qualities have no
    • existence of their own. What today are called elements are actually
    • examined without restriction. Today one starts out from the
    • beings, first in day-waking consciousness, then in night-sleeping
    • from the current conventional knowledge. If today you open your
    • are theologians today who do not want to know anything about the
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    • healers who are not physicians. Those who are here today (with a very
    • earlier days, and it was taken care of through the centuries rather
    • everyday life, whether it is taking of nourishment, or exposure to
    • what the person had permitted in his or her own everyday relation to
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    • today's anatomy and physiology. For the human physical body as it is
    • today is a true image of the etheric body, which is in its third
    • brought to it today. What the etheric body impresses upon it is not
    • fashion today that if there's something new to be included, you must
    • their house. Not what they see during the day, but the delicate
    • them in endless variety, for instance, in a town. Today the physician
    • housewife who must spend her days in the kitchen or something similar
    • in bourgeois everyday life, these people become really insane, and
    • What sense would there be today
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    • abnormal conditions do not have such meanings in our everyday speech.
    • explanation in today's psychology textbooks, or even in epistemology,
    • can extend much further. In the former, better days of the church,
    • accustomed to meet here and there in everyday life. And for
    • that happens to a person today is so shaped by spiritual beings that
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    • see how they develop as children, from day to day, from week to
    • lies far away from present-day ideas.
    • surrounding world: the spiritual world. Someday when medicine reaches
    • Then we will have the explanation for a problem that today is solved
    • the same reaction to much that is happening today in the name of
    • — that the world hardens toward us — of this, today's
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    • encounter in everyday life. So they are already interesting in the
    • he will only stay put the first day, possibly a second day if he is
    • states, with what in everyday life is called idiocy, while the
    • I've been pointing to during these few days: that there is always a
    • cannot be seized upon clumsily, as happens today so often with the
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    • human being in everyday life on this earth. Only then will they be
    • will view us in future centuries as anyone living today in our
    • people who have now reached this last view (not everyone today admits
    • compulsive mania (today, in materialistic terms, we would call it
    • from the shot after three days.
    • they had been able in those days to operate on that part of the head,
    • three days death was inevitable. So it is not a pure suicide, either
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    • happened at temperatures that today are necessary for similar fire
    • not studied today in a real sense. It is lacking entirely from
    • foolish to do what many people do today who look at things in a
    • will be a fine result if all that is given out today by the
    • in ordinary breathing as the continuous creation of present-day human
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    • striving downward. And if today we were far enough along in
    • unfolding of the sun's forces in the course of the day, in the course
    • the human being. We showed yesterday that one can go from the area of
    • similar. Now one understands how in ordinary everyday consciousness
    • us during the day, spirit is also entering us. Through every sense
    • said yesterday. When the sun forces are going in, first they must
    • everyday earth-life leads the lower forces up to the higher.
    • way that human beings perceive in everyday physical life the
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    • place in the plant kingdom. During daytime consciousness, when the
    • talking about during the last few days. They descend into their
    • was not so much experimenting as there is today. The sick person was
    • everywhere. In the simplest form of everyday life that has deviated
    • the human soul manifests in this regard in everyday life. For the
    • much in this respect. For instance, often when I speak today to, say,
    • work among modern humankind as physicians and priests. Today two
    • And so we find today
    • seen clearly in former times, because people in those days had
    • the standpoint of truth. Much that priests in the world today say
    • fact. These teachings originated in olden times, and today no one is
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    • materialistic thought; today humankind is fundamentally entirely
    • instruction today with this intent — for instance, how business
    • influence of materialism. Often today people express their
    • appear and today it is not even noticed that they are strange. A
    • And this silly nonsense is accepted today as science, honest science,
    • arise out of today's passive thinking? How must priests and
    • completely submerged in the current passive science. Today human
    • one wants knowledge. With today's passive thinking one can only
    • Today therefore, let us put something before our souls as a kind of
    • the universe we find rhythms like that of day and night: other,
    • on the first day of spring, the twenty-first of March of each year.
    • reckon how many breaths a human being takes in a day, we come to
    • 25,920 breaths a day. We find the same rhythm in the smallest
    • aspect, we can say human life on earth lies between a day's breathing
    • and the Platonic year. A day's breathing is in this sense a totality;
    • maintain our rhythm of breathing through an entire day of twenty-four
    • hours, we meet regularly another rhythm, the day-and-night rhythm,
    • encounter in our human day of twenty-four hours.
    • we relate to the course of a macrocosmic day. We can figure it out in
    • this way: Start from one day; in a year there are 360 days. (It can
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    • cures. And what we still have to say today to round off our studies
    • today this can no longer be completely understood, still it is an
    • consciousness; today it would not be possible, at least not as an
    • the deepest mystery wisdom. For us today this wisdom must be regarded
    • given to what today would be called physical conditions. That is, the
    • today. There are now only qualities of things; the qualities have no
    • existence of their own. What today are called elements are actually
    • examined without restriction. Today one starts out from the
    • beings, first in day-waking consciousness, then in night-sleeping
    • from the current conventional knowledge. If today you open your
    • are theologians today who do not want to know anything about the
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • in six or seven days. When the man of today calls to life in his
    • Genesis account points us back. Today there is practically no way of
    • may not perhaps have the same effect today, at one time it did work
    • which may be compared with what the seer can still see today when he
    • today.
    • Today you will have in mind, at least
    • that what we today call solid is able to form.
    • today call matter — to begin to condense. If we fix this moment
    • ideas which we use today to describe processes in the external
    • resemble what we understand today as creation. We do not thus get
    • should clearly understand that in those days there was a lively
    • stages of evolution was man present as the being he is today, the
    • skill, were to co-operate today. Each of them can do something, and
    • words. Then let us forget all that a man of today can think and feel
    • the earth. Bearing in mind all that I have told you today, try to put
    • our souls in the next few days as the true meaning of those
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • the next few days without the deepest sense of awe and of the
    • to refer to the character of this language; today, however, let us
    • Bible, after the words which yesterday I at least tried to put before
    • yesterday that what we call solidity, the state which offers a
    • when there happened what we were describing yesterday, when the
    • days of creation unless we bear these details in mind. If we do so,
    • nature a certain cleavage. When we speak of man today, we do not
    • associations which it would have carried with it in those days. If
    • activity of brooding conveys today is not what is meant. What is
    • know that at that time there was no separation of what we today call
    • is today. Let us ask ourselves how man has become what he is —
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    • The Seven Days of Creation
    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • The Seven Days of Creation
    • days” of creation is a reawakening of previous
    • these six or seven “days?” It will be clearer if we put
    • organs of sense such as we have today have followed what we are told
    • took place during the six days of creation? No, they could not. For
    • and are familiar to us. In all our descriptions of the six days' work
    • today, for Saturn had nothing in it either of liquid or of solid;
    • same laws which obtain today in the solid mineral kingdom. So that
    • mineral of today, but a state of inweaving warmth governed by mineral
    • today has become sun and earth was then a common body, a
    • elements of warmth and air as rule in the plant kingdom today, those
    • Where today should we
    • the air-warmth-light sphere of the Sun? With the senses of today we
    • — that is to say, physically to the density of air. Today they
    • time actually existed in the physical mode can only be found today by
    • know as the group-souls of the plants. Today they can only be found
    • poverty-stricken, abstract thinking of today, plant species are just
    • still be found today, though only in spiritual realms. Let us hold
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • recapitulation of those earlier stages of evolution which today can
    • him to what I said two days ago — that I could myself raise all
    • the scientific objections against the things said here today or at
    • day to deal with many of the objections raised. I shall probably
    • direction, as I described to you yesterday. A force enters into the
    • correctly. Even when one takes into account all that can today be
    • downward on the second “day” of creation. Thus, in the
    • see that of the sound-ether, and the second “day” of
    • apparent contradiction between today's exposition and that of
    • yesterday will soon be explained. The recapitulation takes place in
    • described yesterday.
    • life-ether. After the second “day” of creation something
    • account of the third “day” of creation. It tells us how
    • herb — as I said yesterday, in the mode of species —
    • day.
    • consonance to which I called attention yesterday, when what we can
    • three “days” of creation, we see as regards the finer
    • evening and the morning were the first day. And further: And
    • God called the light Day. This is a real stumbling-block for the
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • yesterday that the word yom does not indicate the abstract period of
    • time which is what the word “day” means now, but refers to the
    • alongside the new and continues to work within it. And so even today
    • Of course, anyone who supports this theory today must
    • its significance are today wholly unprepared for it. Modern physics,
    • there is today no proper basis for such a discussion. The fundamental
    • world. The concept of matter which is put forward today is simply a
    • We said yesterday
    • yom, day, we have to see a Being of the rank of the Archai,
    • represented by yom, day, so out of the darkness come Beings
    • we can see from an illustration borrowed from everyday life. The
    • you will doubt that the physical daylight which we see nowadays is
    • continual using up of our physical bodies during day life. That is a
    • waking life of day we are connected with the destructive forces of
    • our physical bodies which goes on during the waking life of day could
    • destructive process takes place in the daytime under the influence of
    • Elohim employ not only the Beings designated by yom, day, but they
    • And God called the light Day (yom), and the darkness He called
    • this day it is they who are active in us during sleep, when they work
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • of spiritual Beings. To include what we today call our physical body,
    • that on the third “day” of creation a cosmic meditation
    • within it, the very spirits whom we have been speaking of for days as
    • existence of atoms, as envisaged today, to be real. So long as atoms
    • physics within his sphere. For who today doubts that the same forces
    • day” of creation with the appearance of man, if we pass
    • from everyday life, to help us to form some idea of this. Take the
    • has gone so far that today we have Rainbow Bibles, with what is said
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    • The First and Second Days of Creation.
    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • The First and Second Days of Creation.
    • associated with it today — for instance, we must apply it to
    • that the kind of consciousness, the kind of soul-life we have today,
    • picture-consciousness, has been superseded by the present-day
    • our earth-consciousness, into what today gives us consciousness of
    • present-day consciousness. Consciousness on the Moon was not like
    • directly as objects, but as images, just as today dreams often unfold
    • today call our environment, what we perceive in the vegetable, the
    • similar to what there is in the soul today when the power of seership
    • earthly consciousness; and the same thing applies today in the early
    • astral and felt his own development as an external world. Today it
    • the Elohim. He perceived the activity of the Elohim somewhat as today
    • between Moon and earth, as there is today. We have to think of the
    • as man has on earth today was withheld from him until the time of
    • the Moon such a consciousness as man has today on the earth. It was
    • of repeating something. Thus to produce what we know today as human,
    • “good” was not made as it is today. The Hebrew language
    • that something inward is externally manifest. Today when we use the
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    • Stages of Human Development up to the Sixth Day of Creation
    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • Stages of Human Development up to the Sixth Day of Creation
    • man, and that as yet nothing of what surrounds us today in animal,
    • that everything which today we seek to learn through spiritual
    • fired from a pistol on the sixth day. Yet we know that the human
    • human being is to be found in the days before the sixth. If the earth
    • time, we should expect to find him long before the sixth day. How is
    • We shall not discover man in the earlier “days” of
    • think of the physical, earthly man of today much in the same way as
    • Elohim on the sixth day of creation, just as water freezes into ice.
    • Thus progress up to the sixth day consisted in a condensation of the
    • days” we must not expect to find man in the region of
    • that on the first day there were present the inner mobile energy and
    • the outwardly manifest, we should not on that first day expect to
    • Today I want to
    • today we have to look upon as something inward. That is what is being
    • prepared on the first day of creation up to the point where it says:
    • described as the first “day” of creation. Thus in the
    • same way as today we see clouds in the airy atmosphere; and this is
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • yesterday's lecture that men were still psycho-spiritual beings at
    • what later became racial differentiation. It is still possible today
    • days” of creation have been described, there comes what
    • between rain and rain-free air which we have today did not exist in
    • time assumed liquid form. Much which today is solid at that time
    • as the third “day” of creation we must not think that the
    • forms of individual plants, as we know them today, sprouted from the
    • day” as the creation of the plants would not have been
    • into a condition somewhat resembling what we know today. The etheric
    • than the time indicated in the account of the third “day
    • plants of today cannot be ascribed to a very early period.
    • days of creation, after the completion of what took place during
    • Lemuria, still none of the plants we know today sprouted forth from
    • days, you find it mentioned that there were still no herbs, no
    • fact it was after the “days” of creation. The words
    • only came about after the “days” of creation.
    • description of the second “day.” And when one follows it
    • souls. So it is the second “day” of creation which
    • of man have we to look for it today? Of course it does not exist
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • all that has been said in the last few days,
    • and especially from what was said yesterday, you will have gathered
    • days” of creation. We pointed that out yesterday. We
    • day,” he could only have become a being resembling
    • who descended into earthly matter on the fifth “day
    • became living creatures — became what we today call living
    • descend until later. And even on the sixth “day” it was
    • the first part of the sixth “day,” for if he had
    • closer idea of what man was like on the sixth “day.” He
    • was not yet as he is today. The physical body which we find in man
    • today only came later with the inbreathing by Jahve of the breath
    • often said about the character and nature of the man of today. It is
    • male and female, came about relatively late, after the “days”
    • arose on the sixth “day” as the common purpose of the Elohim.
    • denser than is the case today. A differentiation between physical and
    • male and female in the sense of today; the Elohim-man was at the same
    • today, but to the undifferentiated man, the male-female man.
    • is read today. There were no vowels at all, and the text was in such
    • into what he has become today. That had to be preceded by the
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    • Ever since the early days of Christianity it has been the custom to
    • at a point of time a few days after the 21st of December, the winter
    • solstice, whereas the day of the Easter festival is determined by a
    • celebrate a Sunday — a day, that is, which should remind them of
    • their connection with the sun-forces — when the Sunday comes that
    • far surpassing the knowledge that present-day science can offer. And
    • as into the thirtieth year. And Christ Jesus lived His days of
    • only a proof that in our day even theology has succumbed to
    • It is good that we should confess to-day, in all sincerity, how
    • thought of the present day, is far from being able to form the right
    • ideas when he reads the words of Paul. Many present-day theologians
    • mankind. Let us try in the language of the present day to place
    • how different was the whole outlook of men in those days. Not that a
    • People interpret Paul to-day in such a trivial manner! Again and
    • world of sense is not enough. To-day, mankind has only come so far as
    • enough in these days to rest content with looking at life in any
    • accustomed. But have we any right to-day to utter this renunciation,
    • up in men's minds to-day: All the lying and deception in modern
    • like this, for they are of very great significance in life to-day.
    • whether one cannot. The man of the present day is faced with a severe
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    • I SPOKE yesterday about the part played by the figure of Paul at
    • materialism to-day who have no real right to celebrate an Easter
    • into present-day Europe and indeed into the whole of the civilised
    • to-day in statements often made by well-intentioned people.
    • In the Basler Nachrichten yesterday you may have read a
    • emphasises that the universal tendency of the day is to prepare for
    • illusions to which people readily succumb to-day that must be heeded,
    • people of the present day were a little humbler and did not drag in
    • better understood. To-day, of course, there is no such concept as: a
    • — this was a self-evident truth to man in those days, for he
    • The characteristics attributed to Paganism by scholars to-day are no
    • Christians to-day is no longer Christianity. Thus in the
    • dug to-day. And wherever these principles, even in a mild form, become
    • mood of Easter Saturday. Christianity lies in the grave and men place
    • of Easter Sunday, when the stone or the stones are rolled away.
    • was given in the days of the Mystery itself: “He Whom ye seek is
    • of Golgotha. The need for such understanding is urgent to-day, for
    • What must be understood with regard to Christianity to-day is that
    • days when the impulse of the Mystery of Golgotha was finding its way
    • attitude of the different nationalities to-day towards each other has
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    • I SHALL Speak to-day of certain matters in a way that could not be
    • lay emphasis to-day upon one aspect of what spiritual science must
    • would not have been possible to speak, as we can speak to-day, of a
    • as well as this, when we look over the earth to-day we perceive a
    • of it outside that region. But nowadays, news flashes around the whole
    • understanding can be discerned to-day in the fact that the science of
    • plead to-day: ‘Do not take from us the individual, personal Jesus who
    • As I have spoken here to-day, so did the Rosicrucians speak in
    • their small, enclosed circles. To-day these things can be communicated
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    • The Good Friday festival and the Easter festival of Resurrection
    • were largely combined. Even in days when men were not yet so arid, so
    • empty of understanding, Good Friday became a festival in which the
    • Good Friday thought which, in truth, should merely have formed the
    • What has to be recognised to-day is that even the greatest
    • intellectualism that certain of its representatives to-day even go as
    • civilisation, the Good Friday thought has come increasingly to the
    • This is what the Easter thought must call up in us to-day. Easter
    • we must again acquire. And be it remembered that even in the days of
    • The Good Friday mood, as well as the Easter mood, needs to be
    • transformed. The Good Friday mood must be one that realises when
    • that the mood of death associated with Good Friday merely presents the
    • cosmos into a corpse. To-day we gaze at the stars and calculate their
    • the Good Friday mood of suffering to the spiritual mood of Easter Day.
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    • I WANT to speak to-day about a certain aspect of the Mystery of
    • ordinary consciousness to-day man knows little of these Beings, for
    • physical bodies to-day would of course be a wrong conclusion. Such
    • sides — where we to-day see only clouds and stars — earthly
    • which for the present-day humanity is essential. The divine Teachers
    • course of earth-evolution. The animal consciousness of to-day, even
    • the animal to-day. This lies at a level below the human, whereas the
    • about the animal to-day, you will say that the animal is unconcerned
    • to-day, he was unconcerned with the approach of death. It never
    • the life of the soul; to-day they have no such vision.
    • seem to him as crucial as they must inevitably be to-day.
    • traditional religion to-day, and be clear about the following. The
    • interpretation of it as is possible to-day. But very little real
    • itself external. There is no realisation to-day of how differently men
    • everything that was known in those days about the Risen Christ, the
    • the future there would arise in the men of earth a day-consciousness,
    • prevailing to-day. Less is demanded of a man who can grasp what his
    • to-day to penetrate into the wisdom of the gods. But this must happen.
    • Westerners weave such fantastic ideas to-day — has attained any
    • to-day, in a much more spiritual way, through Intuitive cognition,
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    • the forms in which, in the cultural development of our day, we quite
    • to-day the remembrance of those ancient Gods lives on in peaceful
    • of religion and becomes universal. When on Good Friday, in the year
    • This is the theme that will be presented to you to-day, in order to
    • In connection with this, we will penetrate deeply to-day into the
    • connection with that of the Beings of the heavens. To-day we shall go
    • ancestors of present-day humanity were living in the West, between
    • day and sleep by night, have changed. The normal state to-day is that
    • sense-impressions. Such is the life of day. At night, the Ego and
    • sense-world and of the waking life of day are obliterated; joy,
    • a great deal more than the colours and tones familiar to us to-day.
    • perception of the spiritual beings, around him — unlike to-day
    • silence; the pictures were hardly less numerous than by day, with this
    • difference only, that whereas in the waking life of day man perceived
    • the spiritual alike by day and by night. By night they were surrounded
    • man experiences his fellow-men around him to-day. And the sagas are
    • took its further course, the kind of consciousness that is ours to-day
    • bodies by day, increased in clarity and definition. Paradoxically
    • speaking, night became more intensely night, day more intensely
    • day.
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    • expanding in a new way during these days at the beginning of spring,
    • Christian Mystery. And so at Easter to-day the outer festival and its
    • the common possession of all mankind. Let us devote our studies to-day
    • knowledge into ever-widening circles. To-day we will look back into
    • rests. But the Buddha foretold that one day in the future his great
    • three days? Why does the incorruptible body of the Eastern Initiate
    • We hear to-day no more than echoes of the depths here contained.
    • For present-day humanity, two truths stand like mighty beacons on
    • one day to come among men. Thus the God Who is to bring redemption to
    • seem strange to science in time to come that the science of our day
    • to-day, that man consists of four members — physical body,
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    • legend which gave us an inkling yesterday of its bearing on this
    • concerning which they knew that the Maitreya Buddha will one day
    • to-day must be brought to realise what the Mystery of Golgotha
    • every day that passes we grow into the spiritual world. So too, death
    • strange to-day in the life of Francis of Assisi is because the ‘I’ was
    • day in the spiritual world. Moreover it can be found, together with
    • The time has come to-day when these secrets may be made known, when
    • existed in the past is rescued, purified, sustained: just as one day,
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    • to-day we are, to some extent, facing a new revelation, a new
    • imitates what it hears; but that in the early days of talking it has
    • to-day and forms the basis of the law in all countries, in so far as,
    • yesterday in the public lecture, “From Jesus to Christ”. It
    • tradition has a different conception from that of present-day science.
    • of the earth and since that time has remained so. In our day, however,
    • — and certainly this applies to the young people of to-day
    • during the Atlantean Age, present-day men have become accustomed to
    • guiding Spirit of the world, when to-day our heart urges us towards
    • most various points of view. To-day we will begin by first saying a
    • speak about the human sheaths in another way, and to-day we will take
    • To-day people must have knowledge of everything and should no longer
    • were much cleverer than those to-day with a scientific
    • that, when we don't know what will happen to us here from one day to
    • following day? We may have no knowledge of what is important for the
    • — that if we are physically alive the next day there will be
    • morning, midday, evening, just as there are to-day. If to-day as a
    • made to-day; and if I have sown seeds I know that next year they will
    • table to-day without being sure it would not be destroyed in the
    • To-day, also, there are people who thus interpret what is to be
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    • YESTERDAY we tried to gain a conception of the importance in human
    • the souls in human bodies to-day, irrespective of what they absorb at
    • The souls incorporated to-day have only recently advanced to the stage
    • the people of those ancient days, up to the time when the great change
    • gradually freeing itself from a consciousness of which present-day
    • people no longer have any real knowledge. To-day modern men generally
    • from the present-day standpoint they can regard it only as a kind of
    • as I have mentioned before — has to-day been given a place,
    • problems for present-day commentators, who have no key to such
    • growing up to the joy of his parents. One day he fell ill, and his
    • this one day, he passed through the gate of death. Thus for the
    • present-day consciousness this interpretation at first seems fairly
    • present-day organisation that men know nothing of their connection
    • dreamer's degree of understanding. To-day it is the peculiar feature
    • far more than is feasible nowadays. There is no need to look back many
    • The history of those olden days offers ample evidence of this living
    • human soul was brought about. From indications given yesterday it can
    • faculties. The example I gave you yesterday of how a man will see, in
    • Thus we see that the ego-consciousness men have to-day does not go
    • had no ego-feeling such as is characteristic of them to-day. And as
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    • our days. It is therefore fitting that we should once again bring
    • Certainly there are in our days narrow-minded materialistic souls who
    • and it is given us through the fact that the first days after death
    • just run its course. For several days he goes back over his whole past
    • closely, it turns out that these days in their review of the past
    • sense we regard the life during these days from the standpoint of the
    • that is extremely necessary. For from these days when he thus sees
    • strengthened and invigorated through our experiencing those first days
    • which lasts only a few days, and which immediately follows physical
    • beyond death. Thus we work over our whole life as it transpires by day
    • between our waking and sleeping. Everything we experience by day we
    • Now, perhaps one day the spiritual investigator forms the intention
    • with those days which take their course during the life of Kamaloka.
    • our day-life, after death — after the time of the life-tableau is
    • the day-aspect. How long does that last approximately? Now remember
    • night-life; and we only remember the day-life, the things we have
    • experienced by day. But in the night-life we do more than remember
    • lasts only a few days, during which a man has his life tableau before
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    • belongs to those whom we have to reckon to-day as the
    • ‘Sphere-Beings.’ She left this physical plane yesterday
    • consideration for to-day I will merely say these few words concerning
    • mantram which must often be uttered during these days in connection
    • step in what is happening to-day — and is happening in the
    • occurring around us to-day and which, as they occur, convulse the
    • used this comparison. But we shall apply it yet again to-day. There
    • to-day — literally underneath, in the catacombs under the earth,
    • essential remains. Concerning those who to-day advocate the external
    • day what is kept under will be on the top. Here then our thoughts may
    • things, for in these days we should be very broad indeed — that
    • Now, many who to-day oppose what we call Spiritual Science, cannot
    • upheld among the so-called ‘normal’ people of to-day. And
    • ourselves.’ Immediately after death we have a few days in which
    • days is our world. In ordinary perception on the physical plane we
    • first few days our vision is really directed only to our self, to our
    • retrospect during the first days after death, but it takes place in
    • have a blossoming, a special sprouting, at intervals. Now, in our days
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    • Those days in which we have been able to meet together we have devoted
    • this, we must to-day begin by penetrating a little into the structure
    • the body of to-day. External science cannot enter into these things,
    • differently. The present-day sculptor works from a model. He beholds
    • shades of colour, as we see them to-day, because he was not so much
    • within the physical body as we are to-day. If you re-read Homer you
    • it that of the so-called ‘concept of being.’ And to-day
    • of being.’ What do I really mean by this? Nowadays hardly
    • Countless men do not value thought to-day because they cannot lay hold
    • themselves to-day: Why must so many men be called into the spiritual
    • considered deeply enough today, but it will be, when a sufficient
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    • riddle of death. Now to-day, in order to consider the connection
    • start from something which is of every-day occurrence but is connected
    • Day, and days for the dead? And those who cannot share in the usual
    • memorials for the dead, have nevertheless, their own days set apart
    • soul of the seer celebrates All Souls Day, or a Sunday devoted to the
    • dead, or some similar day when many people come together full of the
    • was of extreme significance, when they inaugurated such memorial days.
    • memorial festivals and days of remembrance as organised by men, are
    • Our lives are lived, as we might say, in the daytime. Now, we judge
    • midday something occurs which prevents us fulfilling the evening plan.
    • home and said: ‘There are so many people who have to work all day
    • mention it to-day, so that you may see that it is well to assimilate
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    • evening. At mid-day something occurs which prevents him from
    • occurred at mid-day the man would perhaps have been brought into some
    • To-day I should like to add to our considerations a quite special
    • example, from which we can see that already in our day there are
    • I have given instances. I shall bring forward an especial case to-day
    • reading during the last few days, at any rate the senseless thought
    • One day when he went to the Court-house, he really lacked the courage
    • the spiritual world to-day.
    • another form. To-day it is necessary to find it in just the form most
    • of Natural Science has to-day reached a standpoint from which, out of
    • but one example which I have brought before you to-day in the novel
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    • The Darkness of the Present-day Spiritual Life and the Lack of Truth
    • THE DARKNESS OF THE PRESENT-DAY SPIRITUAL LIFE AND THE LACK OF TRUTH
    • We shall begin to-day by studying a Northern poem that we considered
    • legendary person, passed the thirteen days between Christmas and the
    • Day of Epiphany in a very unusual way. And we are reminded thereby how
    • nature. We know that during these days when in a sense the deepest
    • the geologists do, as that which the usual Natural Science of to-day
    • Cosmic existence has been lost to humanity to-day. We hardly know any
    • when the storm raged but of this in its deepest sense the present-day
    • As we are able to meet here to-day, we may perhaps speak of a few
    • significant season, to the particularly dark side of present-day
    • investigating it by means of critical knowledge. And many to-day call
    • little. Many men to-day, for instance, assert that man's knowledge is
    • which Fritz Mauthner wrote; for to-day ‘there exists no belief in
    • to-day, but who do not wish to raise themselves above the thought of
    • the present age. It prevails, and is to be found everywhere to-day.
    • in to-day with our morning coffee. More and more daily journals appear
    • everything man reflects upon, this thinking prevails to-day. And this
    • majority of men are fashioned thus to-day. Our contemporary science is
    • each day. You must develop the belief that your ideas can lead you
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    • example. All religions have symbols. We hear much about these today,
    • possibility arose that one day something would be able to say ‘I’ to
    • abstract way as one does nowadays; one learned to comprehend the world
    • much more correct than what is described today by the anatomist, for
    • the present clear day consciousness. In the succeeding stages of
    • waking consciousness. The ego has clear day-consciousness.
    • by means of stories. Even today such teachers have a concept of what
    • today through the concepts of Theosophy. At first people were given
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    • Today we will concern ourselves with three important ideas connected
    • do today has its expression in the astral body. If I give somebody a
    • periphery. All the neurotics of today will be harassed by the Guardian
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    • form, life and consciousness. Today we will speak about the different
    • consciousness of present day man, is the astral consciousness. The
    • this he must have a Kama-pranasic consciousness. Today he has only a
    • In the morning it goes on four, at mid-day on two and in the evening
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    • difficult, but it is everywhere, you meet it every day, are well
    • than that which we have today. This rock crystal also has arisen out
    • ‘plough of his spirit’. Everything that man does today, the entire
    • He will then transform matter just as today the plant transforms the air
    • external body. Today the planets are built up in this way by the
    • The ant heap also has a much higher consciousness than present-day
    • and can therefore still be rightly used as a heart remedy. Nowadays
    • their effects on a number of people. In those days remedies were
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    • expression in speech. Today it is only in thinking that we can unfold
    • streams out as today our words stream out into the world. In the
    • organ of vision. This is today germinally present in the pineal gland,
    • today are produced by the eye. These two organs, the pineal gland and
    • vision (eye) and the organ of warmth (heart). Today fantasy is the
    • warmth, as in a certain sense man today controls the life of the air.
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    • Today we will take as our subject the different ranks of beings to
    • just as the child today has the old man beside him who is at another
    • stage of development. Today we will deal with seven ranks of beings,
    • everything he perceives, sounds, colours and so on, just as today he
    • creates thoughts. Today he is only creative in one sphere, in
    • Present day cold-blooded animals and the plants have developed in a
    • different way from the warm-blooded animals. Those which exist today
    • Atlantis and present day humanity. However it was not possible for all
    • complement one another, so we have warmth and cold, day and night,
    • Kama qualities. Today the opinion is commonly held that the ‘Tat twam
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    • In man as he is today, his higher forces are intermingled. His further
    • as they are today, but they then descend a further stage lower. This
    • Hebrew the same word was used for sex and speech. Today man thinks and
    • today is form stems from earlier times and has arisen through such a
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    • alive today had their earlier incarnation. The souls who are now
    • goal. One can say: Were the human beings who die today to return in a
    • reincarnated today he must as a child learn quite other things. As a
    • would return, that one day he would be master instead of slave, but
    • teaching of Christianity has, so to say, borne its fruit. Today there
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    • thoughts, feelings and will impulses of present-day man. Materialism,
    • effect is present today. The solid has its life, as we saw a few days
    • be an expression of what people feel. Today man sends out words; they
    • formed. When therefore today man uses evil, blasphemous language, then
    • today will give Jupiter its form; what he feels will engender its
    • Just as today we can trace the rock formation of the Earth back to
    • Jupiter, will arise out of the feelings of present-day humanity. The
    • And beings who today still [Gap in text ...] hover over the earth, as
    • what is lower in man does in fact lie in the higher bodies which today
    • Middle Ages. Today therefore it would be quite wrong to look back on
    • owe to their idealistic education. Present day materialism is actually
    • Schools. Today materialism has been driven to uttermost extremes. This
    • movement took hold which today through Theosophy makes popular the
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    • of today therefore still shows certain good or bad qualities coming
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    • Today we are going to explain how Karma works and make clear to
    • three are the physical, astral and mental worlds. During the day
    • beginnings of living purely in the physical world are present today in
    • become selfless. His day-consciousness is however not yet selfless if
    • life that present day man can develop this consciousness of self
    • Of this, present daydreams are only a weak reminder. When for
    • today is still a soul being, the Gods still live in him. Here freedom
    • In regard to his astral being, man today still half belongs to the
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    • similar to what today is a jelly-like substance, like a soft crystal.
    • solar plexus developed. It is so called because still today only
    • today the solar plexus is an active agent in certain animals which
    • that of the crab at the present day. Man has progressed beyond that
    • Today, in order to realise that this is so, one must in the first
    • a teaching — today it has become different, today man must find
    • somewhat as follows: ‘Every day for about six weeks you must spend
    • daily. He cannot do this nowadays without withdrawing from the whole
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    • plane today man is only master of the mineral kingdom. There he
    • yet do for himself is today done for him by a Deva. They are still
    • in what man achieves today through work on his etheric body. We have
    • What we speak today will actually be present there as foundation, just
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    • We will speak today about man's sojourn in Devachan between two
    • Today we are surrounded by physical reality, by sun, moon and stars.
    • What man had around him in the Old Moon existence, he has today within
    • eruptions are today. These forces surrounded man during the Moon
    • for future epochs. Just as man today looks up to the moon and says:
    • Jupiter. On Future Jupiter man will develop new forces which today on
    • destined to become later what the moon is today. This must be overcome
    • 5. shadayadana
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    • Everything that is taught today in Theosophy was also contained in the
    • through Theosophy today. In the outside world however there was no
    • today we must still describe many things with Indian words. But
    • everything in occult teachings that today is brought into the open was
    • will one day become active as spiritual organs.
    • which are for the future.’ In Freemasonry today, the masons of St.
    • intellect makes of a thing: Shadayadana.
    • pictures stands at the stage of Shadayadana. The one however who
    • Shadayadana
    • Vijnana is characteristic of the consciousness soul; Shadayadana of
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    • still working today in our speech, in each of our words, and is
    • The second sphere in which today man is not entirely independent, but
    • from life. Even the greatest men of learning today have not yet
    • submerged, for it lives on in human tendencies. Today tendencies are
    • present day do not take root in human hearts, for in future times they
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    • body of present-day man.
    • territory a tropical climate such as today is only to be found in the
    • these forests anything approximating to present day human beings and
    • front part of the brain was not yet as developed as it is today and
    • connection with beings to whom today access is barred to us, just
    • growth forces of nature, of the vegetation, a power which present day
    • legs. One must picture two people of the present day, man and woman,
    • half, the lower nature, and transform it. In so far as man today
    • was male-female. The present day human being is also male-female. In
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    • Yesterday we saw how in a certain way man is connected with
    • the physical matter of today. On the earlier planet there was not as
    • that of present day animals and less so than that of present day man.
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    • Yesterday we considered the forms in the astral world brought about by
    • the influence of man himself. Today we are coming to those beings in
    • directly from the experiences of the astral world: from echoes of day
    • during the daytime with pure, noble thoughts dealing with eternal
    • must seek for it where it already is today, with the higher
    • the error of believing that one is speaking to Dante, whereas today
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    • the plant every day in its process of growth. When we first allow the
    • point to this as to an ideal, in the hope that one day, in other
    • nature. Hence the saying holds good: What you think today you are
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    • mankind. But it is not quite easy to answer, for what we today call
    • the physical world. If man today were equally conscious in all three
    • stage of having his present day physical consciousness and of how he
    • did the astral man live before he became what he is today and where
    • the Nature forces and beings which surround us today were at that time
    • today, was at that time completely intermingled with the human astral
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    • than the physical matter of today: it was very much softer than what
    • from present-day man. In comparison with present-day man the Sun-man
    • round the Sun, but not as our Earth does today. The Moon rotated
    • it. A Moon-day therefore lasted as long as a half year does today.
    • just as the Adepts are today.
    • Earth today in the very highest Mysteries. At that time everyone
    • themselves. These were the predecessors of present-day man. The Moon
    • development was already much further on than that of present day man.
    • promise of what human beings possess today. Esoteric religions call
    • It might still be possible today for the teaching of Christianity
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    • On the preceding Globe all beings were in an astral condition. Today
    • substance out of which our thoughts are woven today. For this reason
    • it. Before the germs of man as he is today were there, the human being
    • standing between present day man and present day animals, according
    • to their lower nature. Present-day animals are Moon-men descended to a
    • But on the Moon the plants too are different from those of today. The
    • in living cloud formations everything which today has been painted.
    • man waking day-consciousness, whereas the purpose of the entire Moon
    • of deep trance, was present on Saturn, a condition which today still
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    • Today all religions, exoteric religions in particular, have fallen
    • trance consciousness; this he hardly knows today. He only knows
    • Today it is the mineral kingdom that man knows best because he lives
    • colours and forms were prototypes of present-day man. On the next
    • have reached the stage at which our Masters stand today. Then our ego
    • The Moon Adepts formed the atoms of the present-day Earth. One can study
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    • of metals. Names of the days of the week and their connection with the
    • Today we shall speak about the Fourth Earth Round. In the course of
    • Kali Yuga. What man knows today he still knows from the standpoint
    • dissolved. Then all that exists on the Earth today was present in a
    • The days of the week are an image of planetary evolution. The sequence
    • of the planets is inscribed in a wonderful way in the days of the
    • Saturday
    • Sunday
    • Monday
    • Tuesday, Mardi
    • Wednesday, Mercredi
    • Thursday, Jeudi
    • Friday, Vendredi
    • Saturday
    • today we say: It is out of the Ego that the civilised world has
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    • memory of what we did on the previous day is contained in our mind. So
    • in the astral. Present-day man knows but little of such beings; in our
    • what the natural scientist today calls laws of nature are the thoughts
    • today in which ceremonial magic is still exercised. Such usages cause
    • create definite forms on the astral plane. On the Earth today
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    • illuminated, as many sea creatures still do today, the objects around
    • to which today the different substances are combined, were imprinted
    • ancient times and those of today. At that time they possessed a
    • after another those parts which today the anatomist takes out and
    • can be discovered today; it has been placed into the world. In the
    • still today continually creates new conditions, new forces of Nature
    • Fourth revelation: Clear waking-day consciousness was developed by the
    • clear day-consciousness, as incarnated man, Christ Jesus.
    • beings today is merely a kind of knowledge will become actual reality,
    • the Sixth Root-Race, just as today the Chinese are a rigidified
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    • exist make their appearance in the course of evolution. So today, to
    • morality of the present day can lead to better health in the future.
    • that today there is a beautiful complementary interaction between
    • breathes today is there through the action of this mysterious workshop
    • the present day inhaling and exhaling of the air. In the middle of the
    • today.
    • a breathing process. He regulates rhythmically what man has today as a
    • regulated, just as today the circulation of the blood is also inwardly
    • What today is usually not understood is that in the air there is
    • Earth has today. They could not breathe air, thus they could not take
    • warmth-principle what today takes place in the air. We differentiate
    • had to carry out in warmth what man today carries out in air. Now you
    • as they are today. At that time beings existed who had not yet
    • descended so deeply as present-day animals, nor yet ascended so high
    • as present-day man. At that time plants did not exhale oxygen. Oxygen,
    • Just as man previously had the other kingdoms within himself, so today
    • think of the transfigured human countenance that today slumbers like a
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    • Today in connection with the previous lecture some aphoristic remarks
    • present-day humanity is not at all in a position to be able to follow
    • so that when today you look up at the Moon you can say: It is your
    • beings could absorb food substance just as today the lungs take in the
    • Nature around him, somewhat in the manner in which today the embryo is
    • scientist knows today is only a fraction of the great cycle.
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    • the Indian, Persian, Chaldean and European civilisations. Present-day
    • beings who today inhabit our Earth Globe. For even the remnants of
    • outwards, they later evolved what today seems to us a learned
    • is the reality out of which our present-day civilisation developed: it
    • pit, where he remained for three days. This indicates an initiation.
    • the future. This is related to the old wisdom as clear day
    • clear day consciousness future peoples will develop a spiritual
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    • Today we shall be dealing not with general riddles, but rather with
    • only consider temperament, the subject of today's lecture, in order to
    • someday be commonplace to trace a person's inner core to a previous
    • Today, burning people at the
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    • may have noticed that the lecture today on “The Human Soul
    • it today, where concepts and ideas which — if things are to be
    • being. There are, of course, very many people today — one can
    • I have tried today to indicate how it can be established from direct
    • clear today from experiences of everyday life. But it is also
    • possible for spiritual science so to relate together these everyday
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    • beneath the surface of consciousness, into everyday words such as “I
    • worked more directly in the earlier days of the human being is caught
    • Michelangelo. Added to this we have the actual fact that the day of
    • Galileo's birth and the day of Michelangelo's death fell
    • February and in the same year, almost on the same day — the
    • day people will begin to give a little thought to what is here in
    • processes in the blood, in the human blood system. Today it is
    • important fact — generally ignored today — that the
    • dealings with natural science. In Goethe's days, where the
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    • consciousness of the present day. They naturally cannot conceive that
    • consideration of certain facts of spiritual history which today are
    • fell into a state of consciousness which at the present day would be
    • to all that took place at daybreak. When the sun was slowly rising
    • called up in the soul of the initiate. It is difficult today to form
    • Nowadays men describe the sun by saying that it sends its rays down
    • questions into the cosmos. And while a man of today says: “There
    • is today seeking super-sensible knowledge cannot proceed in the old
    • times. It is true, of course, that even today the rays of his will
    • The purpose of such exercises is to bring the man of today to a point
    • wait at least fourteen days; for it was at the time of the new moon
    • fourteen days. By that time he would expect his book to be in the
    • before it became so difficult to find a publisher! Today, however, he
    • being. You have not got to wait for exactly fourteen days; it is not
    • In days of old, the initiates placed their questions within the womb
    • solar element passed through a lunar metamorphosis. Today the riddles
    • man of today, owing largely to his materialistic education, describes
    • are not of everyday occurrence, and on the comparatively rare
    • And again, when there is an eclipse of the moon, the man of today
    • Here again we approach a spiritual reality in a physical event. Today
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    • I will allude briefly to the indications given in last Sunday's
    • again, what we today send out into the cosmic expanse prepares the
    • parallelisms are given in extant literature today; but it never occurs
    • The fact that there is a certain disinclination today to admit these
    • things can be well understood. For the endeavour nowadays is to learn
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    • In the lecture yesterday I described the external aspect, as it were,
    • of what I am going to speak about today.
    • shall be saying today is not to seem groundless and incomplete, you
    • in an elementary way. I want to speak today of the spirit-and-soul of
    • what was described yesterday in its material-physical aspect —
    • I explained to you yesterday in greater detail how man is related to
    • wisdom. Everything I said yesterday was a presentation of the subject
    • such as were presented yesterday. But the moment we reach a
    • moment all the detailed matters referred to yesterday also reveal to
    • in the sense indicated yesterday — which make it possible for man
    • them. He knows, firstly, what I described yesterday. And from a
    • yesterday, he then sees from outside, especially during the middle
    • into physical existence. Compared with the men of today these primeval
    • Today we count by adding one unit to another. We say: one, then two,
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    • planets. Today I should like to add, aphoristically at least, some of
    • Judged by present-day conceptions, these mineral deposits represent
    • us consider the science of geology as it is today.
    • Certainly, as the earth is today, the mineral element contained in
    • slate-formation. One day, people will have to study from this point of
    • plant-life cannot thrive today because there the life-forces of the
    • develop there. Plants as they are today were non-existent, but the
    • observed by natural science today only in its outer aspect, merely by
    • through the methods of spiritual science as they are available today
    • Today we cannot simply imbibe again the things that once became known
    • practically everywhere today the scientific mind, through a kind of
    • people today who are already talking about a kind of revival of the
    • critically near to ancient initiation-Science. And just as today
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    • what we are going to deal with in the coming days.
    • consciousness today. We find our bearings when we try to understand
    • removed from what present day man can feel or think. But when the soul
    • days of ancient Greece may be as easily understood as Roman times or
    • compared with Caesar or with those who lived in Caesar's day.”
    • bear a different relation to each other. Everyday life and all that
    • might be called the divine enlightenment of everyday life seems quite
    • Last Sunday when the curtain went down after the last scene of the
    • that we are able today to turn our eyes and minds to the course of
    • with our reason. We feel today, in quite a distinct way, that our soul
    • have felt this in the way man feels it today. At that time they never
    • It was feelings such as these that filled my soul last Sunday when we
    • There were free days between our performances when many of our friends
    • were busy rehearsing from morning to night, and on those days Dr.
    • behind the scenes yesterday morning full of enthusiasm for Dr. Unger's
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    • all ages become. It would take us too far afield today to refer in
    • cannot be fully realised by present-day humanity insofar as external
    • to all the greatness that, so dimly sensed today, has only come down
    • bring forward concrete examples, and today therefore I should like to
    • has become as unknown a personality as Homer is today. Man's soul then
    • everyday life. Hence, the intimate, brotherly union with the Christ
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    • a few words today about the transformation and re-molding of man's
    • body of which I spoke yesterday. Then, later, the world, or rather a
    • But it is not always fit for man to see himself thus. Today I have
    • that will be in your hands in the course of the next few days. It may
    • his life of soul. Today I have tried to deal with a few of the ideas
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    • characterise what was alluded to in the lecture of the day before
    • yesterday.
    • experienced yesterday is left behind, but you take it with you in your
    • about similar to what I described yesterday. One must practice
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    • Yesterday, in such words as are possible for these matters, I tried to
    • One is inside something else. I pointed out to you yesterday that the
    • consciousness on re-awaking, and in his life during the day, except
    • experience, when from his daytime existence he is transposed into
    • it is all one whether man, when today he presses on into spiritual
    • concentration upon one point. For today, I should like just to say
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    • get rid of it, it still remains engrained in the souls of present-day
    • There are many signs today of how, gradually, understanding can be
    • endeavour, other strivings have made themselves felt today as a kind
    • pointed this out to smaller circles; today I shall do so for this
    • investigated by means of the scientific methods recognised today about
    • the Luciferic, the Ahrimanic, and so on. Our considerations yesterday
    • being yesterday? He comes before the soul as a being forever striving
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    • We were able to close our considerations yesterday by touching on the
    • As we said yesterday, they are indeed quite different from the world
    • As I have been able to tell you in the last few days, anyone who
    • inclination among people nowadays) prepare the heart and soul to enter
    • materialistic as this. It is least of all possible for those who today
    • in the world nowadays by judgements born purely out of passion and
    • investigation with hatred and aversion even as today? Were there not
    • men of darkness such as the materialists of today, who availed
    • such men, but they never worked in the way they work today. And why?
    • short of reading and writing. Those holding such opinions today are
    • sufficient use of his sound judgement. This applies today to many
    • When we survey present-day spiritual life, perhaps what sinks most
    • to break out today in opposition to all that should come as spiritual
    • present-day spiritual life. The reason why you are now sitting here is
    • world. Those today who still let themselves be blinded by all that is
    • done through their very opposition! Many people who today willingly
    • look back to these days in Munich. In farewell, I heartily greet the
  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 1: The Four Spheres of the Inner Life
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    • awake. During the day while he is awake his physical body, etheric
    • is most ordinary, the expression of our most everyday moods, and we
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    • have in everyday life? The answer is 'Yes'! In the
    • nature of man. To-day I shall try to bring forward other experiences
    • man really goes through what we are describing to-day, he steps out
    • comprehended when one leaves the body in the manner described to-day.
    • body. Thus everyday life goes on; this life goes on, in so far as we
    • to the super-sensible world bear to the everyday life of the physical
    • to-day have been spoken not so much on account of their theoretical
    • to-day, for it becomes aware that: ‘With all I know, with all
    • our considerations to-day, the statement, ‘Out of God we are
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    • spiritual effect as I mentioned yesterday as a possible result of the
    • without effect upon man as they are to-day. They did not kill so
    • much more strongly. To-day this can no longer be the case; but there
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    • the physical world, that we have to work for day after day if we wish
    • times, so that we still find echoes of the ancient days of
    • mental culture of the present day, evolution is standing, as it were,
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    • of all this as we do to-day. This he does although at the present day
    • course like a memory-tableau really only lasts for some days. Our
    • death. Even in the days during which we experienced the
    • because it is during these days that we actually develop the forces
    • Each day when we fall asleep and
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    • should like to continue from where we left off yesterday. We were
    • the present day the world will not agree with us in this. Things are
  • Title: Inner Aspect of the Social Question: Lecture I
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    • yesterday — the social demand which in a certain sense lives in
    • lives to-day in the consciousness of the workers, as the foundation
    • Can you suppose for a moment that in the chaos of social life to-day
    • relation to the realm of law and human rights can be found to-day
    • which the proletarian of to-day applies to man and embodies in his
    • standards of judgment to-day — the reckoning of everything in
    • indeed it should be to-day for all men: a necessity of life — a
    • strength. Today we can look for no revelations unless we seek them
    • undergoing in our time. To-day I should like to draw attention once
    • will. Truly, the gods dwelt in men. To-day, however, they dwell in
    • men's help. To-day it is men who must seek out the gods; by their own
    • one another than they are to-day. It had to be so. To-day human
    • shows itself, for example, in the following way. Nowadays we pay very
    • brought by old age. Nowadays people very seldom think in that way
    • years. Men to-day have no idea of that!
    • to-day. Carry your enthusiasm into the social and socialistic
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    • present day. We can do much more in this way than is possible in
    • “State” that men nowadays want to pile as much as
    • been the great tendency of the last four hundred years. And to-day,
    • understanding of the human situation to-day may spring forth.
    • granted in our day) — then we have the situation characterised
    • we shall learn if we are willing, today, to listen to the Christ. He
    • Jewish people. To-day, however, we are coming up against all sorts of
    • religious formulae are no longer used, but the outcome of present-day
    • of Jehovah-religions. To-day we are really confronted with an
    • which people to-day have scarcely any inkling. From countless pulpits
    • own way. It is hard to-day for humanity to reach the truth, since
    • simply pass on from birth to death, as most people do to-day, we
    • inmost soul a saying of Christ, which to-day must be interpreted in
    • And thus He speaks to-day to those willing to listen: “In
    • Christ lies open. This is the way which must to-day be characterised
    • to-day is the way through thinking.
    • still keeps some idealism, but for the most part humanity to-day is
    • Humanity to-day has no use for ideals which are drawn from the
    • it is to-day. Lack of understanding among human beings is indeed the
    • Yesterday I spoke of
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    • men feel impelled to-day to speak about the present situation of
    • the symptomatic meaning of certain things to-day.
    • we are compelled to lead it to-day, is plainly the invention of an
    • question: Is not the reality which surrounds us to-day much
    • of the present day to make this surprising comparison: he compares
    • Faced with present-day reality, he is driven to a confession which he
    • — to-day and also yesterday evening — you can listen
    • connection we experience something else, too. If to-day an attempt is
    • very, very few people want to-day.
    • reality would wear to-day?
    • not customary to-day. I know that the conceptions of reality, which
    • to-day I have pointed to as important, are found rather difficult by
    • cannot cope with life to-day unless you have the will to take account
    • thoughts in a certain realm to-day? They hold a crystal in their
    • different from the superficial observation of the present day. We may
    • at nature to-day. But anyone who makes them, and has got used to them
    • to become a familiar thought for people to-day is this: not
    • in human minds to-day. For the more people there are in whom it is
    • preceding lectures I spoke about this foundation; to-day I will add
    • point of view. To-day I must add that the antipathies which unfold in
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    • these days will be no more than an episode.
    • Chemistry of today, our scientists are fated in regard, whatever
    • experiment. Today, by way of introduction, — and, as the saying
    • aspects that shall help our understanding. In today's lecture it will
    • present-day scientific thinking altogether. The scientists who think
    • The scientist today
    • by the man of today in scientific research, is that he tries by
    • scientific literature to this day.
    • and research as pursued today and on the other hand the Goethean
    • studying Nature nowadays we do a lot of arithmetic — counting
    • the phenomena of Nature. Today, of course, this hope is rather
    • next few days. It is as though forces were concentrated at the points
    • doubt it seems an ultimate ideal to the Science of today, to
    • in more detail in the next few days.
    • Today, I think, both
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    • In yesterday's lecture
    • saw this pretty clearly in yesterday's lecture, and it emerged that
    • yesterday, present-day Physics (though now a little less sure in this
    • confused ideas. Indeed, with the resources of Physics as it is today
    • down a certain formula, putting it forward today simply as a
    • those among you who may no longer recall it from your school days can
    • Physics today cannot
    • some-thing you will probably recall from your school-days; I have no
    • — We have to consider man, not in the abstract manner of today,
    • Monism of mere words, pursued today with lack of real insight. It is
    • — I wish to speak today. I mean the relation to the outer world
    • yesterday, this is indeed the Ur-phenomenon of colour. We shall reach
    • make clear to you today. Now if you want to consider for yourselves,
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    • phenomenon with the prism — at the end of yesterday's lecture
    • prismatic phenomena we were beginning to study yesterday. It was
    • — much as we have been doing in the last few days. He wanted to
    • is placed like the one I drew yesterday, the upper one the opposite
    • yesterday. The light would be diverted — upward in the one
    • We will today begin
    • may also tell from the following fact. During the day when you look
    • there is one more experiment I wish to shew today, and from it we may
    • shade? This we will try to answer tomorrow. Today we will adduce what
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    • Today I will begin by
    • “Phosphorus” today; it refers to phosphorescent bodies of
    • need to get hold of today, for we shall afterwards want to relate it
    • credulous believers in the Physics of today, nor need we be of
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    • therefore begin today with these more theoretical reflections and put
    • presented in the schools today, reaches hardly any farther back than
    • 16th century was radically different. Today at school we get so
    • thought prevailing in the schools today with that which can be gained
    • circle. Cast your mind back to what you learned in your school days.
    • The ordinary physicist of today thinks there is stronger light and
    • violet. And if you will recall what I said a few days ago about the
    • it still is to a great extent today. There have indeed been
    • fundamental assumption, from which the people of today seem to be
    • and as is done in Newtonian Physics to this day.
    • abstraction. From this abstraction however present-day Physics has
    • example, which we perceived in our experiment the day before
    • yesterday.
    • matters of principle today, to give the necessary background. In
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    • today with an experiment bearing upon our studies of the theory of
    • darkness. Today I will begin by shewing you the phenomenon of
    • few days ago; the vitreous body, the lens, the aqueous humour
    • should be borne in mind. Today now we will go thus far; please
    • however one more thing I want to demonstrate today. It is among the
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    • prevalent today. Historically it is of course well-known, but
    • Physics nowadays, is fundamentally a product of the said tendency,
    • Today however,
    • so-called physical Nature. A few days ago we were demonstrating and
    • to some extent analyzing the human eye. Today we will do the same
    • the Physics of today, and which is to reality as is a tissue-paper
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    • do during these days is to give you a few points of view, with the
    • scientific knowledge. Now to prepare for tomorrow, I must today
    • school days. This will enable us, in tomorrow's lecture, to gain a
    • properly distinguished, unhappily for Science, to this day. Galvani
    • You will remember how we demonstrated it the other day. By
    • the barest outline in today's lecture — when in these
    • the gist and conclusion of our studies for today, which I would
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    • can always make visible by experiment. In Science today — and
    • shew yesterday in this connection. I shewed how since the 1890's
    • proved complicated. As we say yesterday, manifold types of
    • place from here (as we say yesterday, this is how Crookes thinks of
    • shew you, what was not possible yesterday, the rays that issue from
    • yesterday. We observe this kind too, therefore.
    • happened in this way. Put yourselves back into your school days:
    • we only go by the resources of Natural Science as it is today, we
    • presents itself to you in conscious day-waking life. Yet the two
    • realms. Man of today can dream quite nicely, thinking out
    • Nowadays, if
    • be cited. Reality today — especially in Physics — often
    • real essence of the sound or tone. I explained this some days ago;
    • like this? Some days ago — as one would say, by chance
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    • subject in our time. We shall start today from more familiar phenomena
    • will feel to be connected with everyday life.
    • him the world of colours and light. In normal life today man is shut
    • direct experience, man is unable today to look behind the boundary
    • means of everyday occurrence. Let it again be emphasised that ecstasy
    • abnormal states, but in everyday life there is something which helps
    • identification with a world which differs from that of everyday life
    • obliterated-the forces he needs for the life of day. How this actually
    • the life of day. We do this under quite special circumstances. During
    • restoring the forces exhausted during the previous day, he would ruin
    • what does the mystical state consist? Our life by day in the physical
    • comparable with anything known in everyday life. The mystic does not,
    • What has been described today will seem to many of you to be airy
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    • things are much more complicated than is generally supposed and today,
    • are advanced by present-day physiology in order to explain the
    • through which, during the day, he moves his limbs and brings his body
    • slipping away from him, and all the impressions of the day gradually
    • his in waking life. Usually he knows nothing the next day of the
    • by day, only now he is unconscious. Such actions in sleep are
    • forces he needs for his life during the next day in order to recognise
    • into the sleeping state drives us out of it and into the life of day.
    • quite different world which he normally regards today as the only one
    • The influence of Mercury works during the day upon man's Intellectual
    • In the case of a normal person today the Jupiter influences penetrate
    • In the waking life of day there are also influences which work upon
    • threefold life of soul by day is given over to the forces designated
    • This is the course traversed by man in the 24 hours of day and night.
    • day this signifies — namely that at a certain season of the year,
    • planet that is called Mercury today was formerly called Venus,
    • and the planet called Venus today was formerly called Mercury.
    • today.
    • during the day and night. As the outcome of such thoughts the same
    • by day. Far-off Saturn, with its slight influence, seeing to resemble
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    • aim of yesterday's lecture was not that of proving anything in
    • Today, too, we shall take our start from familiar experiences and pass
    • ordinary, everyday life shall undergo such exercises for they are
    • man undergoes in the course of the twenty-four hours of the day. We
    • between day and night-how the Sun rises in the morning and sets in the
    • the other senses. What we see during the day are, in reality, the
    • during the day it is the same with the Sun outside as it is on waking
    • look at it. Nor during the day can we perceive everything that is
    • planets. By day the sight of them is denied us; the Sun dazzles our
    • observation. Just as by day we are prevented from seeing our own inner
    • ordinary sleep, so, by day, when our gaze is directed outwards, the
    • hidden from us by day. What we perceive is the effect of the
    • itself is invisible. We must therefore say what by day makes the
    • Once upon a time — and it is still so today — a pupil of
    • Such feelings can hardly be felt with equal strength by a man today.
    • centuries, present-day man has become incapable of undergoing the
    • power it is by day, but with all its dazzling brilliance eliminated.
    • yesterday, was then revealed in all its truth, namely, that there is a
    • of day. It is also concealed by the spectacle presented at night. For
    • Man's intellectual life today makes it impossible for him to undergo
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    • The lecture yesterday concluded with an allusion to the two frontiers
    • within which man's normal consciousness is enclosed, and today we will
    • Today we shall try to make clear what kind of experiences come to a
    • ordinary life this descent occurs every day and that at the moment of
    • enhanced. How does this development proceed in everyday life? Sleeping
    • were obliged to make day after day when we were young, in order to
    • experiences when we take up a pen today to give expression to our
    • we go to sleep, this being receives the day's experiences and
    • through our conscious experiences. During the day we use up forces by
    • angle to the great truths of existence. We will endeavour today to
    • able to develop consciously during the life of day would not take us
    • throughout the day we use up this Cosmic Will. In ordinary life we do
    • What we know in everyday life as the power of feeling has also
    • Even though today my soul is paltry as compared with the great Cosmic
    • those Beings who have created what is today outspread in the universe,
    • will were just as trivial as our own and today their power is such
    • everyday life as gratitude and is an experience of the very greatest
    • And another feeling follows. — If we today stand at the
    • willing that some day we need not only take, but also
    • people think today that they would prefer to let life remain just as
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    • A rather difficult task confronts us today but my listeners will be
    • at the outset that this study will enable us during the next few days
    • knowledge. It may also be added that our study today will in no way
    • We heard yesterday how a man would be able to find his bearings within
    • point of fact, what was said yesterday was rather hypothetical, for
    • the moment of waking than during the course of the day; he feels that
    • statements made in the lecture yesterday. Nevertheless it is only the
    • yesterday. Everything spoken of then can be carried out cautiously by
    • all in the way in which a man of the present day likes to acquire his
    • today is that man subordinates himself to a certain degree only and
    • As we shall hear in the next lectures, it is possible today to attain
    • as it is today, would rebel. It was necessary in those times that at
    • deepening described yesterday were undertaken under the guidance of a
    • be repugnant to a man of today and to which, moreover, he need not
    • The lecture yesterday described what is meant by acquiring knowledge
    • a few days after death man lives in these three members of his being.
    • through his Initiation. Yesterday we heard of astral qualities —
    • experienced by the mystic in his astral body. Today we have beard of
    • I have repeatedly reminded you that in normal everyday life a man sees
    • When we look out into the world today, three kingdoms of Nature
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    • At the conclusion of what was said yesterday on the subject of the
    • supplement the references made at the end of the lecture yesterday.
    • Today we will turn our minds to the other path that a man may take,
    • strength; unlike people today their soul-forces had not been enfeebled
    • Mysteries in those olden times. The exoteric world today has very
    • today, but in an entirely decadent form. As a rule in such societies
    • going to sleep. All the impressions of the day — colours, light,
    • Initiate can do — at the moment when the impressions of the day
    • Things in the everyday world are revealed to us in these states or
    • which in everyday life keeps him in check, which brings order and
    • by the description of these Mysteries, for nowadays such tests are no
    • already attained by other Beings. Therefore one day he will also be
    • designated by a word that is totally misused today because of the
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    • Yesterday we tried to acquire a certain insight into what is called
    • yesterday into the Elementary World where he has a true perception of
    • It was said yesterday that when a man passes into the Macrocosm he
    • world. This was referred to yesterday in connection especially with
    • justification there was for saying in the lecture yesterday that when
    • judgment about the things of normal, everyday life. At the present
    • time especially there are factors in everyday life which could be
    • upon our lives? It is because with each new day, life brings something
    • is for our everyday existence.
    • In everyday life we are protected from this, for every night on going
    • In the spiritual life of today, if you examine for yourselves, you
    • his own development. There are, in fact, very many such people today.
    • It belongs to the whole mode of feeling of human beings today that
    • yesterday, really erroneous ideas are not absolutely catastrophic
    • As was indicated yesterday, above the World of Reason there is a yet
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    • The contents of today's lecture will be better understood if we begin
    • today — the World of the spiritual Archetypes of all things. The
    • and in the longest months there are thirty-one days. That again is
    • twelve cerebral nerves, so the days of the month are regulated in
    • accordance with the circuit of the Moon — twenty-eight days. How
    • is the connection of the thirty-one days in the month with the human
    • apparatus in the way in which the man of today can and should do this.
    • occur in everyday life. A typical experience of this kind is described
    • days of his existence. Day alternates with night, waking with
    • sleeping. During the day we have a number of experiences; during the
    • progress am I making? Has every experience during the day actually
    • satisfied if he makes only a slight advance every day, having his
    • must, of course, be experienced every day if he is actually to become
    • respect in a single day. You will find that in spite of innumerable
    • experiences the advance made by the Ego from one day to the next is a
    • staff. The light curves represent the experiences of the day, the dark
    • symbol of man's development through the experiences of day and night
    • the case today that people do not want to go along a sure path but
    • are therefore somewhat condensed. I wanted today to speak of certain
    • independent. Today we have been learning about a path entirely in
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    • In speaking yesterday of the so-called Rosicrucian path into the
    • ascent through these three stages would be as indicated yesterday.
    • today but only because something comes to man's aid, namely the
    • the organs of higher perception referred to yesterday as the
    • yesterday. In ordinary life we have the feeling that we think with the
    • There are not many things in everyday life that may be compared with
    • directly follows the first impression are the only kind in everyday
    • ascent into the higher worlds, for in the ordinary life of today man
    • why there is so much criticism today of creeds and of sacred
    • truth. There is plenty of opportunity today to feel pain at the
    • he does not possess in everyday life. He must learn to think in a new
    • or six days been carefully carving something for himself; on the
    • seventh day, although he knows for certain that it had been finished
    • the day before, be cannot find it and has to look everywhere for it.
    • course of the year and even of the day, from twelve different
    • is little understanding today for such a degree of objectivity. Anyone
    • the present day and through it we can learn to experience the good,
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    • inner side, in connection with what was said yesterday about the
    • In yesterday's lecture it was made clear that the logic of the heart
    • people today who would prefer not to concern themselves at all with
    • where you were to look among the people of today, you would everywhere
    • consciousness not yet permeated with intellect. Today, this original
    • was said yesterday about man's possibilities of development, we may
    • few who with their present-day consciousness already have the longing,
    • that of our present time, one of today, and one that will come in the
    • those who already now have reached what was described yesterday as an
    • said of memory? In the normal consciousness of everyday life we find
    • When he recalls something he experienced yesterday, he is looking
    • different form of soul-activity. But for the experiences of everyday
    • returns to the everyday world he has a memory and a faculty of
    • yesterday, when progress in spiritual knowledge has been made the
    • that is separated as if by space, as if yesterday's events are
    • separated spatially from those of today. We can therefore say
    • everyday life is called Time, no longer exists in this form in the
    • everyday life if he were unable to harmonise his thinking with his
    • going back over the days, your memory says to you: “It must have
    • happened a day earlier.” There you have an obvious case where
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    • through the concepts and ideas which a man can acquire today during
    • ideas accessible today if we want to have a clear understanding of the
    • are known today and point back to man's past, whence from elementary
    • faculties that have been perfected today became apparent in
    • That there are souls today possessed of this sense for spiritual
    • We reached the point yesterday of speaking about an experience of
    • body — Jupiter. (Again this is not the Jupiter we know today but
    • is today cannot exist without the environment of a plant-kingdom
    • and the Earth; he can sleep at an hour of the day or night
    • before us today would be impossible without astral body and Ego, so we
    • could become what he is today in his higher members, his physical and
    • Macrocosm as a kind of plant-like being. Today, the only right
    • the Sun to the Earth, whereas the plants around us today are dependent
    • body or Ego can enter into the plants of today. Man's physical and
    • different from those under which the plants of today originated.
    • power. In the fields in the country, even nowadays, deep pits are
    • life, the plants of today have something that has been brought into
    • in man must today come about indirectly, but in order that he may
    • plant today. Just as today the plant is a child of the Earth, so were
    • activity that is preserved today must have been within the Earth
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    • and its phenomena in quite a different way from today and
    • spirit life. It was not like today when the phenomena of nature
    • paper every Sunday which breathes this kind of feeling I have
    • spirit has to struggle against these aims and efforts today.
    • also the reason why I have called today's lecture a study of
    • the enlightened and impressive philosophers of today. It is
    • Nevertheless we shall attempt to show today that this
    • everyday consciousness is concerned, our physical nature only
    • everyday life know about all the complicated processes, the
    • the light of day as the basis of what we experience as hunger,
    • body in everyday life, which is more or less its outward form,
    • today that the part of his spiritual life that is orientated
    • having arrived at certain things in ordinary, everyday soul
    • ordinary, everyday soul life, as long as we
    • present-day humanity, it must nevertheless be said that this
    • today it is not possible to arrive at any other view. And this
    • remote from the present-day outlook, but which in future will
    • intention today was to show how we rise from the sphere
    • concepts of today. But you will perhaps have seen that the
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    • I took the liberty of pointing out yesterday that there
    • However, a fact about the soul-life of present day humanity
    • emerged from my exposition yesterday, the fact that it is
    • beyond the ordinary everyday life of the soul, which, of
    • described this more fully yesterday and named the books which
    • held by many people today in the same sense as he held it, even
    • Today we shall have opportunity to show in what way the
    • described yesterday — that by
    • concerned cover a wide field. Today I shall select only a
    • today will perhaps be justified, and should be self-
    • I pointed out yesterday that it is quite unjustified to
    • a reason why so few people today attain spiritual experience.
    • German cities, sometimes for several days in succession, but
    • — to use yesterday's
    • regions I shall characterize today. It also distinguishes them
    • to touch upon this today, for a merely outward scientific
    • development of the soul, which I have outlined today, the
    • investigation (as described yesterday), experiences another
    • the events of everyday life.
    • everyday life.
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    • be found today makes them long for a renewal of these things,
    • person does today, whether in reading or whether
    • in his ordinary everyday life or in whatever else
    • he belongs to one of the latter today, the search for his
    • he must then become aware and feel that today there are many
    • people today as a social problem and which often appears as a
    • which face it concerning these questions of present-day
    • achieved our normal development in everyday life and in
    • today with the same treasure of wisdom with which our
    • We are very proud today that for centuries we have had
    • today that the earth circles around the sun at a tremendous
    • today in the elementary school as the correct view. At that
    • other things without preparation. Today every educated person
    • The kind of history that is presented today offers no
    • human souls had quite a different constitution from today.
    • half dreamlike states of the soul. Today we can have no idea of
    • superstitious, and as far as present day education is
    • done today, because at the same time they always saw spirit in
    • from the outer world as people do today. But instead of this,
    • preparation, knowledge which today is the common
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    • theme we are to consider today leads at once into a sphere which
    • which certain souls today still feel connected with the spiritual
    • everyday consciousness understands and can account for, and a
    • account for with his everyday consciousness.
    • Everyday
    • people nowadays who are not willing to devote themselves to the study
    • the life of the present day, in addition to all that has been said?
    • everyday life a man thinks thoughts which are caused through
    • characteristic of ordinary, everyday thinking which is dependent upon
    • day was destroyed in our nervous system by thinking. What we are
    • souls the force that in everyday life we employ in speaking. Speech may be
    • the soul-force which in normal everyday life would extend to the
    • everyday life is applied by every human being through the body, in
    • begins. The findings of occult investigation can be understood today by
    • present day.
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    • aspect will be presented today and attention directed particularly to
    • The next day someone brought in a plucked fowl and said: ‘This
    • with everyday concepts.
    • the mere study of these laws. True, there are dreamers today who
    • the Mystery of Golgotha; and the men of our day can receive that
    • between the Mystery of Golgotha and the present day.
    • was taken by the people of that day. If such a thing could be, need
    • evolution of the earth, so, in our own day, the outer world is
    • a long time to regard what has been spoken of today as so much fantasy,
    • is what may be said today about the relation of the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • Ages, was supplanted by the dawn of the present-day mode of thought.
    • already existing in his day. What he wanted was a firm hand that
    • but a latter-day observer finds him hard to understand. This becomes
    • the De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium. Even today, if we are
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    • When I described Cusanus yesterday, my intention was to suggest how
    • of the human soul. The man whom I want to speak about today is not
    • mechanical contraption that it is for men of today when they look out
    • A third aspect was external nature with all that today is called the
    • spirit was likewise recognized in what we call nature today, the
    • have today of the physical world. Wherever they looked, at whatever
    • simply could not exist. Just as we today cannot build a science of
    • at all existed as yet of what we call today “the laws of
    • contrasts that we feel today. If we cannot vividly grasp this
    • There is great difference between modern-day atomists and Democritus.
    • externally. Today's atomist cannot equate emptiness with
    • fullness. If Democritus had viewed emptiness the way we do today, he
    • necessity. If we are to comprehend what goes on today, we must be
    • point where I concluded yesterday. Cusanus looked upon what should
    • fully grasp, not even symbolically, with mathematics. Today, we see
    • nature today is only the corporeal world in which everything is dead.
    • ancient sage of Southern Europe whom I have described today. The
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    • scientific outlook and manner of thinking, such as we know it today,
    • arose in the course of time. It was pointed out yesterday that the
    • inclined nowadays to ascribe permanent and absolute validity to our
    • position today in regard to mathematics and to the relationship of
    • are accustomed today, but philosophers such as Descartes and Spinoza
    • as apply today. Take a modern mathematician, for example, who teaches
    • As matters stand today, these three orientations in man are regarded
    • the men of that time. Today our thoughts and feelings are still
    • once was. Therefore, today, we no longer have experiences such as
    • this. Likewise man today no longer has a vivid feeling for the
    • and then became abstracted, exists today completely in the
    • today, people would have been unable to find the names for numbers.
    • from what we have today. Immerse yourself in these thinkers, not
    • superficially as in the practice today when one always wants to
    • experience. Today blood is to us the red fluid that seeps out when we
    • that you were doing all this, not with today's abstract
    • so self-evident today — to come into being in the first place.
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    • schematic view of space that is customary today, according to which,
    • The kind of mathematics prevalent today, by means of which man wants
    • intention today or in any of these lectures to defend either the
    • has replaced the Ptolemaic. What I say today does not imply that I
    • fervently than the sectarians of olden days believed in their dogmas.
    • inward experience, in the way I described yesterday. This it could
    • century. Man today can form scarcely any idea of the latter. All
    • Today's lecture must be fashioned in such a way that it cannot
    • today. But these objections will fade away during the ensuring
    • lectures, if one is willing to keep an open mind. Today, however, I
    • dust. This is the direction taken by the present-day scientific
    • with us today. We have witnessed the triumphs of just those
    • Today, however, we are surrounded and overwhelmed by the world view
    • seriously when we think in the accepted scientific sense today?
    • People today like to regard as great thinkers those men who have said
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    • with the means available today to examine the nerves in every
    • unlike today's thinking. Therefore anyone writing history
    • nowadays is apt to put his own modern concepts into the minds of
    • Today with our current concepts, it would be sheer nonsense to apply
    • to this day realized that it should admit it since atomism harmonizes
    • the cells are alive. But it is typical of many of today's
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    • Goethe could not put into words what I have said today concerning
    • this opposition has remained to this day. This is why Goethe really
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    • with yesterday's considerations concerning the inability of the
    • something that is spoken of in Anthroposophy today and that in former
    • or gravity, are completely extinguished for today's form of
    • scientific world conception, people today no longer have any idea of
    • world that we study in physics today were in fact also viewed
    • explanations of the falling stone (misunderstood in most cases today)
    • unsuccessful to this day. Chemistry could have become a science that
    • day of something rather undefined and vague, when referring to its laws.
    • respect, it has remained this way in chemistry to this day, because
    • It cannot help but exist today. We will not progress beyond it if we
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    • kind. Still less can they be compared with what today's science
    • realm of nature were grasped in concepts and ideas that today are
    • People today do not greatly esteem a work like De Divisione
    • a time when men thought differently from the way they think today, so
    • of a certain chemical principle, as we would say today, in the
    • blackboard yesterday from an historical standpoint. If we look at the
    • being of man with our initiation science today, we have the physical
    • and the ego organization. As I pointed out yesterday, there existed
    • experienced. Yesterday I referred to the Galen who, in the first
    • arrive at these statements by anything resembling today's
    • recounted without questions being raised. People today do not notice
    • inwardly felt the activity of what in his day was termed the watery
    • would say today, was of a different temperament. Thales, as a
    • chemistry, though it is of course considered childish today. No other
    • form of chemistry existed in those days. The external phenomena that
    • today belong to the field of chemistry were then evaluated according
    • Today was have a psychology, but it is only an inventory of
    • not as flimsy as we today make them out to be. He knew that through
    • sources that would lead too far today to discuss. He is difficult to
    • today. These were full of rubbish. But Boehme was able to find a
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    • to be content with given guidelines and indication. Today, therefore,
    • What is described today as the subject matter of external physics or
    • the physical body. Our present-day physics contains statements that
    • abstract psychology (which today is no longer considered real) was in
    • pneumatology. Today, as I have already pointed out, this has shrunk
    • order to develop them further in a conscious way, since man today
    • discuss the best in the case of physics, since today's
    • of chemistry, but I cannot go into that today because of the lack of
    • approaching man with the methods of present-day physics and
    • one time, the processes of nature were totally different. Today, we
    • case, we consider today's manner of thinking to be the most
    • If one speaks today of blue or red, of C-sharp or G, or of qualities
    • willing are experienced today, they are mere semblance. Modern
    • as from today's seed the plant will grow.
    • there. What are these fleeting formations that modern-day physics,
    • already today in the higher organization of man, where astral body
    • will vanish. Because today you have a morass in which you can find
    • do quite well. The physiology of today is what above all must
    • present-day physiology. You can well imagine this, because it works
    • order to analyze properly the true facts of today's physics and
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    • observations of heat relations in the world. Today I will try to lay
    • a pedagogical impulse applicable to the teaching of science. Today we
    • be designed to show why today such questions must be asked. From the
    • attention to the fact that in many cases we are obliged today to
    • Today we are in no position to apply to the organic world the physical
    • It is such questions as these that must be raised today if we are to
    • they are extraordinarily important. Today especially, in our present
    • available today. Then certain things already deduced from modern
    • thrashing. Also then it is asserted — Yesterday he was whipped by his
    • that the bad boy who dealt out today's whipping and the teacher who
    • administered yesterday's are moved by the same inner motives? That
    • fundamentally the same sort of thing. The thrashing of yesterday and
    • the one of today are the same sort of thing. If a person came to such
    • science, however, as it is pursued today, he is no fool, but a highly
    • realm of the unobservable. My purpose today is to present this idea to
    • to reckoning. If I have today an eclipse of the moon I can simply
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    • Yesterday I touched upon the fact that bodies under the influence of
    • heat expand. Today we will first consider how bodies, the solid bodies
    • did not parallel this flowering of the experimental art. And today,
    • really be able to evaluate such things as we have today drawn plainly
    • presented today in this historical sketch simply to further your
    • proceeds from concepts such as I characterized yesterday, which
    • earth. Today the necessity faces us again to realize this connection.
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    • Today in order to press toward the goal of the first of these
    • aggregation I mean what I referred to yesterday as called in the
    • called today, solid, fluid, and gaseous bodies may be transformed one
    • melting. This other phenomenon meets us when we look at yesterday's
    • You remember that I said yesterday you should pay especial attention
    • we warm a rod, as we did yesterday, we can observe the expansion of
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    • is left out of consideration. We saw yesterday that there is a good
    • We will sketch the matter today in a preliminary fashion and go into
    • pressure. We have today spoken of pressure volume relations. We come
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    • I would have liked to carry out for you today some experiments to
    • we lack alcohol today, just as we lacked ice yesterday.
    • yesterday. I will ask you to consider all these facts that were placed
    • your senses and with instruments. Yesterday, also, we called attention
    • sense impressions. I illustrated this yesterday in the case of the
    • electricity and magnetism are in the outer sense. Yesterday I
    • establish this relationship in the thinking of today. The reason is
    • Yesterday, by way of illustration, I said to you: “I go into a
    • which people today are so much at home, and especially so in the realm
    • ascribed to them by people today, but they did it because they were
    • question which we are asking ourselves today. Tomorrow we will speak
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    • We will today first examine a phenomenon that comes in the region
    • considered yesterday in regard to the distinction between the solid,
    • with tomorrow. I will say only this today, that we have sought to find
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    • You will recall how yesterday we had here a block of ice which we
    • than what we did yesterday with the block of ice, but you are doing it
    • yesterday. When you picture the air to yourselves and imagine it cut
    • today almost impossible for us to make experiments that will reveal
    • possible a gradual entrance into reality. We need, in fact today, not
    • lectures, especially yesterday's lecture.
    • us now make this experiment in order to place before our minds today
    • phenomena manifested by the solids in the case I spoke of yesterday
    • toward crystallization. During the day under the influence of the
    • otherwise than during the day. You can see further that we have
    • all the processes in liquids and gases during the day and during the
    • the day and at a corresponding hour of the night and have measuring
    • goes by day and by night. For by day those forces tending toward
    • the things which today are taken into account only rarely. Naturally
    • we do take them into account today, with light phenomena at least in
    • can investigate everything during the day. In this new sort of
    • during the day or during the night. This is the sort of thing our
    • first come to true physics. For today, physical facts really stand in
    • indicated here today. What is very much neglected in our physical
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    • Yesterday we carried out an experiment which brought to your attention
    • Today we will do just the opposite. We showed yesterday that we must
    • demonstrate, when we carry out the reverse of yesterday's experiment,
    • today's experiment. This is that in an energy system apparently
    • it is not possible to get around what I presented to you yesterday in
    • in the next few days.
    • entity elsewhere manifested as form. Yesterday I called your attention
    • But now we use another analogy that I am bringing before you today
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    • to be ranged alongside of yesterday's. In this experiment we will
    • yesterday when we turned a wheel, put it in motion and thus performed
    • is so we will seek in our further considerations.) Yesterday in our
    • find only where we pursue further the train of thought of yesterday.
    • merit. Thus we have the odd circumstance that physicists today say: we
    • continue our train of thought of yesterday, a train of thought drawn
    • come to our “X”. Yesterday we saw that pursuing our thought
    • few days. Forms come into being, mutually inter-related.
    • varying forms in the solid world. We really have today only the
    • Recollect now what I told you yesterday. In the case of the spectrum
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    • Before we continue the observations of yesterday which we have nearly
    • And this experiment we are unfortunately unable to make today. It has
    • Now, from our remarks of yesterday we have seen that when we turn our
    • apparently on to infinity. Yesterday we convinced ourselves that we
    • Now let us further extend the ideas of yesterday. In the case of the
    • members during the next few days. We have to conceive, however, of
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    • We will study today the light spectrum, as it is called, and its
    • called ether nowadays, the first requisite is to follow the only path
    • theoretically today in this presentation in an auditorium. It must not
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    • The experiments we had anticipated carrying out today we will
    • you all that I wish to prove. Today, therefore, we will consider some
    • us to bring our observations to a conclusion the following day.
    • answer to it will appear when we extend further our ideas of yesterday
    • yesterday in a sketchy way, which will be clearer tomorrow when we
    • have carried out the necessary experiments. Today, I will simply
    • between heat, light and chemical effect in the spectrum. Yesterday,
    • today are only vaguely felt and not by any means explained, namely the
    • yesterday in the discussion following the lecture by Messrs. Blumel
    • of the earth as originally a living body and what is today inorganic
    • up to the problem of living. With the faculties at hand today you can
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    • We will today first carry out what I had in mind yesterday because it
    • chemical effects. Yesterday, also, we saw that the forces involved in
    • the past few days pointed out as the X and Y realms. It is in this way
    • it for yourselves, it would lead us too far to do it here today. For
    • After yesterday's talk, you can scarcely doubt that just as we proceed
    • beyond heat to find chemical effects. This was spoken of yesterday in
    • they are today but were permeated by a continuous living chemical
    • physical phenomena today, the things that bear the impress of physical
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    • Today it is my object by giving you a few indications to bring these
    • extend our treatment of the subject further. Today I will have a few
    • Moreover, we considered yesterday very definite conditions
    • an inner relationship that I showed you yesterday. But let us now ask
    • Now there is one relation brought out also yesterday in Dr. Kolisko's
    • can only be mentioned today; later we will go into it more thoroughly.
    • processes which we spoke of several days ago as processes of
    • concepts of which physics is so fond today Rather, we must force our
    • few days.
    • today at a turning point in human development.,
    • these last few days, only then will we reach that which will and must
    • For this reason it is so pathetic that people today who cling to the
    • old way of thinking, for it has become old, it has had its day
    • these things that today we look for under the microscope where they
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    • which we have to-day without realizing that methods of research which
    • the fullest sense, falls in with the present-day view of natural
    • Thus it comes about that the Sciences studied to-day merge into that
    • refer? That has to-day become an important question. We find in these
    • existence beyond birth and death. All one knows to-day of the
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    • modern times. In these days it is a connection of ideas which are not
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