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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • more than fifty years ago. The idea of this arrangement — the
    • disparaged idealists who do not remain attached to what has been the
    • or with a noble idealist perhaps
    • ideals! In reality you can only solve it by creating that concept,
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • called idealists in that they believe they view the common aspects
    • well-intentioned idealist might level this objection against
    • substances in human diets, and thereby to gain some idea of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • only ideation, a process in the life of thought from which all
    • ideation, and immediate expression is given to an impulse of will.
    • of view. We might ask: what is there to be said about ideation,
    • concepts and ideas; or we may become more highly moral, more cultured
    • ideation passes over into a state of sleep. The will, however, awakes,
    • Thus there are two poles in man, the life of observation and ideation,
    • ideation is one of the poles of man's life of soul. This life of
    • people. Do we not often hear it said: “Oh, ideas and thoughts
    • are only ideas and thoughts!” This is intended to imply
    • thoughts. Human thinking is the shadowing forth of ideas and beings
    • wherein the most fruitful ideas for daily life and great inventions
    • brownish red. In a man of high moral ideals the rays are lilac-violet
    • some idea. The moral atmosphere will by then have gathered strength.
    • of which no adequate idea can be given at the present time, will
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • exact idea of the nature of man and his relationship to the cosmos.
    • has not should concern himself with such ideas. It should be emphasized,
    • It would not be a bad idea to introduce such exercises systematically into
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • and we can surround him with ideas about Christ, but we find that the
    • ideas about Christ without dogma, and all we can convey by means of
    • words and ideas containing something of the Christ-Impulse, will be of
    • to the Ego-consciousness is to form ideas, to think. This power of
    • his ideas. From this danger man is saved by permeation with thoughts
    • and ideas, live on further in us. And a time will come for humanity
    • through every idea. And if we make concepts and ideas alive within us
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • spiritual powers from without flow into human beings. The idea that hunger
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • on it. Imagine waking up some morning with no idea of where we've been
    • education of the human race, in which he advanced the idea of repeated
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • will be to make two ideas visible. Firstly, it will be important to
    • ideals; fifteen percent had experienced pangs of conscience; ten
    • between birth and death. This can be seen in his definitive idea
    • clearly imprinting the idea of nationality on it. A few days after the
    • idea of nationality. Thus, if we look to the West we see the field of
    • with spiritually true ideas. For example, we can hardly imagine
    • nourished himself intellectually by leaning on the ideas of Huxley and
    • shrewd that once the mind has accepted the ideas in the Robinson tale,
    • paucity of ideas! The relief which his overwrought brain received
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • spiritual world as a whole man. Such a man still connects the idea of
    • meaning of the idea of community, saying to ourselves: Apart from the
    • hovers before us as a high ideal a form of community that will so
    • hover as a high ideal, an ideal that has yet to be realized. They
    • about Soloviev's main and central idea. Soloviev is far too good a
    • many respects. But one idea predominates in him, not quite consciously
    • and Central Europe to understand became the main and central idea in
    • altogether from the central idea held by the great Russian thinker,
    • Soloviev. His idea is this: There is evil in the world, wickedness in
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • devoted himself for awhile to the spiritual ideas advanced by Zschokke.
    • later, could manifest in their souls the results of such ideas as he conceived
    • upon which it is working. This becomes apparent on investigating the ideas
    • I am quite aware that these ideas have undergone considerable change up to
    • psycho-spiritual apparatus. This apparatus consists of certain ideas and
    • combinations of ideas which, when correctly employed, unlock the door to
    • being. After thoroughly steeping ourselves in the ideas which are indicated
    • — that the living ideas contained in it can become a means in the
    • spirit only, and that it consists of certain ideas and concepts which have a
    • concepts and ideas by not being pictures, as is the case with ordinary
    • idea of the addition, by a spiritual researcher, of an etheric man to the
    • the anthropomorphic ideas uttered by some 19th century philosophers
    • anthropomorphic ideas. That fact alone should enable certain opponents of
    • Strange as this may sound when compared with the ideas in vogue today,
    • consisting of reception of concepts and ideas, but in regard to the brain's
    • ideas of this kind to discriminate between the astral body as it exists before
    • it may be that what has been stated will suffice to convey the idea that such
    • ideas as a grotesque caricature. With the appearance of Eduard von
    • talent to have any ideas.”
  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • and always with the mistaken idea that it is still possible to make
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • that they need only spread certain ideas or need only appeal to a
    • class of man who is willing and disposed (provided ideas are there) to
    • present, humanity has no idea how much more powerful anti-social
    • ideas or feelings), certain words have certain values. The word
    • the so-called difficult ideas of economics can be gained if the
    • no idea about the manner in which they pass one another by without in
    • Communist Manifesto of Karl Marx, which contains ideas which rule the
    • untrue; one easily falls into a so-called dreamy idealism which seeks
    • dreamy idealism or, at its worst, into untruth. The Russian on the
    • Therefore, the ideal which proceeds from Western initiation is making
    • ideas, then (according to an occult law), each of us would be able to
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • Goethe, with all his power to unfold great, all-embracing ideas in
    • always had such high regard and whose ideas were able to shed light
    • ideas and mental images in such a way that they have plasticity,
    • economic ideas and procedures are a direct development from social
    • with a number of scientific laws and ideas concerning nature — but he
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • used to be the source of youthful ideals between the fourteenth and the
    • for these ideals of youth, are the same forces you can draw forth from
    • it is basically, from a higher point of view, for some people to be idealists
    • same as the forces at work in a process of ideas, namely the force of
    • materialistic nor idealistic, but are capable of following up the ideal
    • aspect of what is presented as idea. The spiritual quality of a world
    • which is for the ‘dregs’ of humanity, and over here is idealism,
    • what you do. And it is ideal if the teacher can teach the way the child tells
    • developing ideas about a world that is not limited to the senses will also
    • social ideas, but if people shy away from acquiring any knowledge of man
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • general idea is that man, as a physical structure, consists of the
    • in contrast to the impulses of thought and ideation which are
    • only general, abstract ideas of this interpenetration; we will reach a
    • result only if we can evolve a concrete idea of the constitution of
    • If we study the man without preconceived ideas, we acquire
    • its ideas and mental pictures come to us in definite outlines. But we
    • dreamless sleep, in which ideas and thought-pictures become not only
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • it enables us to have perceptions and ideas, we are led to the
    • primeval nebula and the moral ideals well up in him. And when, as is
    • graveyard of all moral ideals. They will have vanished. — No
    • ideal, for the ideal of generosity, of freedom, of goodness, of love,
    • practical expression of these ideals. But nobody can conceive that the
    • conceive that when one has enthusiasm for a high moral ideal, this
    • Taking this as an example, we may say: Moral ideals come to expression
    • warmed in soul through what he experiences in the way of moral ideals,
    • easy to prove with physical instruments. Moral ideals, then, have a
    • for a moral ideal — stimulation of the warmth-organism. There is
    • by a moral ideal. Neither does this remain without effect upon the
    • by a moral ideal, works in turn upon the air-organism, because warmth
    • the air-organism, so that moral ideals which have a stimulating effect
    • ideals, for moral impulses.
    • warmth organism by moral ideals, produces in the air-organism what may
    • air-organism through the moral ideal, but in the fluid organism. The
    • for moral ideas — be it that they attracted you merely as ideas,
    • letting your deeds be fired by moral ideals ... all this goes down
    • through moral ideals, or through the loftiest and purest ideas, does
    • moral ideas as such become fruitful only in so far as we remain in the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • Thus you see how in the human being the two great ideals, freedom and
    • We must now ask: How is the ideal, the highest ideal, to be attained
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • This, then, is the idea we find present in the minds and hearts of the
    • ideas and impulses we have picked up here and there from all corners of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • about life's phenomena and have no idea what the true origin of
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • The subject before us is concerned with two ideas that man can never
    • and riddles. These two ideas are: the inner being of Nature and the
    • We shall perhaps be able to come to a clearer idea of the tasks of the
    • higher level. For when we permeate pure thinking with moral ideas and
    • impulses — that is, with ideas and impulses that are not associated with
    • himself — must necessarily, for present-day man, remain an ideal; an
    • ideal, however, that is indissolubly bound up with his worth and
    • We are on the way to such an ideal, and it is natural science that has
    • idea of the nature of man if we are content to see the course of his
    • light of consciousness as is the life of thought and ideation. It is
    • in both. So that in reality we are awake only in the life of ideation;
    • just through the life of ideation becoming separated from the rest of
    • of ideation, whilst in relation to another part of us we are as
    • light that permeates thoughts and ideas — which, according to some
    • The full clarity of thought and idea, to which man owes his
    • We are “shell” as long as we remain in the life of ideas alone. We
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • is something quite different. We can get an idea of this by means of a
    • We can get an approximate idea of the signs of the Zodiac if we relate
    • all imagined atomistically. The original idea was organic. There the
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • nature of ideas. The child begins to take as his guideline what we say
    • ideas on his earthly experiences, and it is to these ideas that we
    • strange to the habitual ideas of today. By the time we have grown to
    • child learns to speak and develops ideas which are retained in memory.
    • learns to embody thoughts in speech. It does not apply to ideas which
    • the astral body does, our intentions, our ideas, too, are inscribed
    • there — the intentions and ideas, I mean, out of which we perform our
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • conscious evolution these words have expressed three great ideals:
    • ideals which have instinctively been recognized as representing the
    • the concrete reality of such ideals, although in so doing it does not
    • form an idea that harmonizes strictly with it and thus is true, or,
    • an idea that does not coincide with the fact. When he thinks the
    • forms an idea that is not in accordance with the fact, it is as if he
    • ideal of Truth.
    • to scoff at the very idea.
    • in these three ideals.
    • These ideals show us how far man is able to fulfill his whole human
    • Goodness were held to be the greatest ideals of human striving. Yet
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • This is an idea to which man needs to grow accustomed so as to step even
    • realms of nature. Through concepts and ideas we learn to know mineral,
    • has been an ideal in all civilizations, in all ages of human cultural
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • ideas of what is important. In addition, certain deliberations must be
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • permeating himself with such ideas and perceptions as I presented to
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • magical. The foundation is laid for his magic idealism in the experience he
    • poetry his magic idealism. He would fain not let himself be touched by Earth
    • this, through the magic idealism that lives in the soul of Novalis, appears
    • material thing — with the magic idealism of his poetry he can make it live
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • for they received only the idea of an uninterrupted stream in the
    • death were all non-intellectualistic. Men received their ideas
    • spirit-soul being, he cannot be separated from his body, the idea of
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • his marked personality, the expression of Christian ideals of that
    • ethical or moral idea. For example, the idea of a tragic guilt, as
    • consistently, uninfluenced by the idea of guilt and atonement. It
    • Shakespeare also did not intend to present ideas of any kind, he did
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • the Christian ideas of that time. The Christian type of his time,
    • presenting to his audience an ethical or moral idea. For example,
    • the idea of tragic guilt, as found in Schiller's dramas, who
    • uninfluenced by the idea of guilt and atonement. It would be
    • also did not intend to present a certain idea, not jealousy in
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Ideas.” His point of view was that Man can know nothing of the
    • sensation. Man moves in the World of Ideas when he thinks, only
    • his Doctrine of Ideas. In demanding this, however, he demanded no more
    • life in the World of Ideas emancipated from sense-perception. The
    • laws of the circle; it is the ideal circle existing only in my mind
    • the all-important point for Plato. We must visualise the idea in a
    • then mayest thou hope to rise to the comprehension of ideas
    • world can be based on mathematical ideas, but only that the first
    • such formulae the processes presented to the senses is the ideal of
    • mechanics and physics and is increasingly becoming the ideal of
    • longer there to control his wrong associations of ideas. Mathematical
    • sense-perception in form, to formless thought. The idea of a triangle,
    • idea of Arupa and the relation of this to the Rupa. We
    • idea of what the man who is limited to sense-perception cannot
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • with a concept, an idea, that is rather remote from present-day
    • through with the spiritual, it is essential to grasp this idea of
    • of man, with special reference to certain of Goethe's ideas. I tried
    • familiarise yourselves with an idea which it is not easy to apply on
    • idea is this. In the spiritual sense, what is ‘past’ has not
    • that we unite the life of feeling with our thoughts and ideas.
    • it must not merely be a thought or an idea, it must be imbued with
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • such an ideal, but before we could realize it, we would have to
    • an idea of how the human brain works.
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • idealism. But if we look at this more abstract character of the time
    • ideas; he could not reach the higher stage of development, attainable
    • connect a further idea with this older form of the myth, where
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • ideal for human beings. If a mutual permeation of rational necessity
    • held, this ideal condition would be expressed in the creation and
    • rejects everything Philistine and seeks for an ideal condition which
    • he relates this ideal to the creation and appreciation of art. In his
    • fullest sense of the word. Schiller regards playing as the ideal
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • of thought and ideation; the whole rhythmic activity in Man —
    • Similarly, the life of ideas, the life of feeling and the life of will
    • thinking and ideas. Everything connected with the life of feeling
    • feeling we know indirectly through ideas, but we can never know it
    • states lying below ordinary human consciousness. Subconscious ideas
    • ideas lie beneath the life of will.
    • ideas. Similarly, thoughts are present in the sphere of feeling, more
    • this. In our life of ideas, in our head life, we have processes which
    • idea why, but a change has come over him “out of the blue”,
    • which they simply accept, while of course having no idea that they are
    • ready to form any idea of their reciprocal relation to the very realm
    • wish to promote enthusiasm for some sort of ideal. It springs from an
    • do as our personal affair. We shall have no idea that it is something
    • exact sciences the most impossible ideas. I will select just one,
    • diffusion of light with mathematical ideas, they will say: You see,
    • limit. And yet ideas such as I have described above are current in our
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • ideas, and to this Goethe retorted that he actually saw
    • his ideas before him, that he perceived them objectively.
    • They regarded the substance of the ideas which thus lit up before them
    • appearance in space of the life of ideas, and this life of ideas
    • the red glow of evening. The Greeks felt that the world of ideas came
    • in the darkness of the night they were bereft of the world of ideas.
    • “darkness”, they felt that their world of ideas came to an
    • We take earthly life today as the basis of our ideas and concepts and
    • ideas. The Greek conceived the rays of the Sun to be the power which
    • and ideas, nervous symptoms are bound to increase in severity, because
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • with our senses needs to be penetrated with ideas about the
  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • into their skulls only this idea of the cosmos, then in social
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • souls. Just as thoughts and ideas are for the waking
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • theoretical ideas and conceptions which arise out of these habits of
    • Christ. The Gnostic ideas were only able to prevail for a relatively
    • development of the wonderful Gnostic ideas concerning the Christ
    • life. Modern Spiritual Science, the ideas of which we will try briefly
    • the true ‘concreteness’ of spiritual ideas than can ever
    • idea; that is to say, the conception of a Being Who became incarnate
    • development, as it were, of ancient Gnostic ideas, has however
    • renounce the real Christ Idea, and endeavoured to confine attention
    • entered history as a mere ‘idea,’ as an impulse created
    • historical science is that it speaks of ‘historical ideas,’
    • as if outer, abstract ideas were taking root among peoples and
    • superficiality imaginable. Ideas are not the source of development of
    • process would be meaningless if the ideas which surge into the souls
    • conceptions and ideas when, freed from his present bearings, he has
    • him and the world to which he really belongs. The idea of the
    • “The world is my Idea.” In other words this means:
    • knowledge, are only the result of redemption. Through the idea
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • definite ideas. Whether or not one is justified in speaking of it, is
    • associated ‘Mysticism’ with all ideas about which there is something
    • of the greatest possible clarity — a world where ideas shine into
    • ideas and conceptions of a Mystic can be as lucid and clear as
    • direction, and out of this feeling was born his idea of a
    • the one side and of Beethoven on the other. This was the idea
    • underlying all his work — an idea that had arisen from profound
    • Nifelheim were condensing, and they conceived the idea that the water
    • transformed. The idea living in the minds of the Knights of the Grail
    • Grail Ideal will be fulfilled when man brings forth his like with the
    • ideal was known as the Holy Grail the transformed reproductive organs
    • And now let us see how this sublime ideal lived on the heart and soul
    • first idea of Parsifal was born. Many things happened in the
    • feeling and let the ideas in their totality stand before our souls.
    • said to himself: The art which is living in me as an ideal must at the
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • giving any idea of their significance. Naturally it is difficult for
    • Plato to the Idea of the Good in relation to the other Ideas. Deussen
    • the Ideas subsist in and through themselves. Plato could not
    • acknowledge God as a Being because the Ideas are primary and
    • subsistent. True — says Deussen — Plato places the Idea of
    • the Good above the other Ideas, but he did not thereby imply that the
    • Idea of the Good stands above the others. — For what is expressed
    • in the Idea of the Good is, after all, only a kind of family-likeness
    • which is present in all the Ideas. — Such is Deussen's argument.
    • But now let us scrutinise this logic more closely. The Ideas are
    • there. They are subsistent and independent. The Idea of the Good
    • cannot be said to rule or direct the other Ideas. All Ideas bear a
    • the Idea of the Good. Yes — but whence are family-likenesses
    • derived? A family-likeness is derived from stock. The Idea of
    • ideas. The great spiritual picture to which Plato tried to lift the
    • Divine Spirit. Plato said in effect: the Ideas are the lowest
    • the ideas, and this is at a lower level than the picture itself.
    • Nevertheless, Aristotle could still receive the substance of the ideas
    • We can form some idea of how such men were wont to speak, if we study
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • form of a plan with real ideas relating to those things which can at
    • schematic ideas. But if we wish to continue in the acquisition
    • when the great ideas of the Central European world-conception had
    • books. Those who were unable to penetrate into such a lofty idea,
    • to penetrate into such a great idea, went through a terrible time. We
    • Philistines. Just think that Oken conceived the following idea: What
    • perceived by a man with idealistic conceptions, because the
    • possible, without the slightest idea of spiritual scientific truths?
    • whether he is a realistic or an idealistic painter, an expressionist,
    • spiritual science. When someone has a new idea to-day and invents
    • the right kind of feeling, the right kind of idea in regard to what
    • gradually become familiar with them, acquiring an idea of all that
    • the slightest idea that this knowledge must be drawn out of an
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • And now let us turn to certain fundamental ideas which can make our
    • study the buildings of a later epoch, gleaning from them some idea of
    • The idea of the temple
    • in existence can prefigure the ideal structure that ought, one
    • feels: ‘When I try to formulate in concepts or ideas something
  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • element, into the great idea of the organization of States. The
    • understand the idea of the incarnated God. To begin with, this idea
    • this idea very life. The Christ is given form in the Jewish
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • ideas were interwoven. Here upon Earth man felt that he must find
    • our Thoughts — our concepts and ideas. These are in our soul:
  • Title: Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • unfolds a certain idealism, so that every time he utters a word, the
    • allows idealism to disappear altogether from his speaking, then he
    • into the whole way in which a Greek thinks and forms his ideas.
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • conception was then added to this world of ideas, namely, that in
    • so, among those in whom these ideas lived during the early Christian
    • the various ideas current in Greece, Asia Minor and its neighbouring
    • in the man Jesus. The kind of ideas which in those days men brought
    • kinship with the spiritual world. Such ideas lived in European
    • endeavoured to evolve their concepts and ideas of the super-sensible
    • shaping and association of ideas. A technique of thought of the very
  • Title: Lecture: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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    • say, it is expressed in our ordinary conceptions and ideas which we
    • conceptions and ideas which portray to him the outer physical
    • overwhelmed and drowned by the coarser ideas which flow into us from
    • conceptions, in our own life of ideas, for a certain length of time.
    • the attunement of our soul. Into our ordinary thoughts and ideas
    • still there, down in the subconscious. But his idea is this: If we
    • this or that ideal of life, this or that hope or plan. He did not
    • conditions of ideation are quite different; even within your
    • Thus we may say: as spiritual beings we have an idea within us, but
    • the idea tells us nothing whatever as yet; we must first get rid of
    • the idea; yet we ourselves must first achieve the actual presence.
    • transformed into inner feeling. Even if all the ideas developed in
    • of the clear ideas of Spiritual Science. The world has need of this
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    • ideas are not fitted to take hold of the impulses which must be
    • of thought found in the concepts of mythology. For the ideas which
    • certain legal ideas, astronomy, rhetoric, even a script and so on. It
    • soon as one takes these ideas together, one is no longer inclined to
    • that the Greeks had the idea that what they meant by Zeus had been
    • will examine the words a little, so that we can form an idea of what
    • Epirus. The Greek had in fact this idea: There was once such a king
    • ideas they formed of the Gods. Thus they looked back to Zeus, Hera,
    • see, even superficial ideas can indicate to us that certain nature
  • Title: Lecture II: Ancient Myths
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    • Ideas — as it were — as Goethe still did, and that they
    • seeing of ideas, a seeing of spiritual realities, a living in
    • get an idea of it if you seek it in the following way. You see, men
    • essences, all this has been coarsened, not only in idea but also in
    • form over the earth today, without people having any idea of how out
    • spread among humanity. Ideas are nevertheless spread abroad which are
    • general ideas, play in the world! That one wrestled and strove about
    • General Ideas, are at first as certain Ideas in God: those are
    • Universals ante rem; then the Ideas are in the objects:
    • Universals in re; and then the Ideas are in our mind, our
    • man connected with reality when he thinks, when he only thinks ideas?
    • ideas it is much more mischievous than in language; people often make
    • use of concepts without having the least idea of their connection
    • is that man receives the force for abstract ideas out of the
    • the meantime man does not know how he is to unite the abstract ideas
  • Title: Lecture III: Ancient Myths
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    • is directly rooted in Greek ideas. We bear much within us, especially
    • among these often contradictory concepts and ideas, comes through the
    • seriousness, a serious idea of the world and, one might say, even a
    • abstract concept, the abstract idea and is far removed from the
    • original source, ideas are often still farther removed, and people do
    • how far they are removed from reality in what today they call ideas,
    • and even ‘ideals’. In other words: mankind does not know
    • has the least idea of it — but it is true, as I have often
    • living between birth and death, if one can form a few ideas of the
    • the force of the thought, the force of the idea in a new form. It
    • centre. For the idea of heredity plays far the greatest role in the
    • say about the idea of heredity, it is only that the other pole must
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    • times where the words, concepts and ideas are far removed from their
    • abstractions one cannot form much idea of the intimate relation
    • and ideas. I have dealt with this in my
    • must bring the ideas from far away. For one can say:
    • to point the way from countless illusionary ideas into the direction
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    • thoughts and ideas which the modern age has brought and of which it
    • his pensioning off, and who thus had the idea ‘I have got so
    • men today have no idea that in the social, the moral, the historical
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    • in certain ideas and concepts that he learns; but he then only learns
    • from all the current ideas that we have today, that modern culture
    • these ideas: there is the earth, it swings with such and such a
    • Is it not true that for the natural scientific idea of the world, man
    • the earlier ideas. We need not go back very far — only people
    • on earth men wander about who have no idea what they are, who really
    • respects he could even express right ideas with ringing words —
    • But pictures and ideas related to the dear Jesus-Babe cannot satisfy
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    • once. Just imagine if a modern man had the idea of learning
    • diplomacy, with the naiveté, the idealism, (also the
    • can please no one who wishes the ideal to remain pure. It is to be
    • ideas that modern science can develop, that there is only a material
    • formulated that the other has no real idea of what he wants.
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    • correct point. Current ideas about this faculty are, as I said,
    • call idealism. Our words relate entirely to things of the outer,
    • material world. The voicing of ideals — which presupposes
    • belief in the spiritual, for the ideal is a spiritual thing —
    • unfold inner enthusiasm for ideals, they speak, in reality, of
    • soul, lack the wings of idealism. But if this quality is absent, if,
    • in other words, man is unable in waking life to speak of his ideals
    • as well as of physical things, unable to turn to the ideal which
    • daily speech he produces no words to express ideals, so that language
    • itself lacks idealism, then it is exceedingly difficult, during
    • idealism is expressed in his speech.
    • knowledge of life. Those who realise what lack of idealism in speech
    • effort to develop idealism of such a kind that our words do not
    • imbued with the Spiritual, in the form of idealism.
    • true connection with the Archai. How can this be done? Idealism
    • these Archai, in the same way as idealism in speech leads us into
    • astral body of a man who is an idealist can hand over his speech to
    • of idealism is present in a man's waking life, then the astral
    • body, we realise that as a result of idealism in his speech,
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    • must make our ideas plastic and form quite a different conception of
    • environment enfilled with ideas much closer to Nature than those
    • journey the idea of metamorphosis arises from this mood of soul, how
    • We can have no clear idea of what this really means unless we
    • between what lives in the idea or concept, and in the word.
    • word. The Greeks made no sharp distinction between concept or idea,
    • and word. When they were speaking it seemed to them that the idea
    • realisation of this intimate union between the concept or idea, and
    • that the ideas here are nourished and fed by the very way in which
    • as an idea or a concept arises within our minds to-day, so, in those
    • word or idea.
    • when man rises beyond the idea, beyond the sound as such, beyond the
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    • here and tries by deliberate efforts of will to bring ideas,
    • some mental picture, idea or set of ideas of which he can maintain a
    • exert the forces of the soul when we dwell upon the picture or idea
    • in other circumstances, thoughts, ideas, feelings, impulses of will,
    • the faculty of remembrance, the capacity to retain ideas and mental
    • the goal and ideal of Anthroposophy is to promote and be a real
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    • is customary in modern science, if we observe how certain ideas which
    • instance, the idea of subsistence in connection with existence) have
    • Idealism”. Of course, at the present time we cannot agree
    • Idealism” should also be read by those who adopt an entirely
    • were, on the other hand. permeated by the idea that Nature could be
    • ideas, but psychological and historical facts.
    • for it shows us how the super-sensible contents of the Christ-idea
    • were gradually lost, so that finally nothing remained of this idea
    • continuation of medieval thinking, with the omission of the idea that
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    • is how things take their course. Idealism and spiritualism exist ...
    • which are given in the form of spiritual-scientific ideas, from out a
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    • our time, will find that this is quite an insane idea. Spiritual
    • Play, “The Souls' Probation”, can have an idea of how the
    • perceive outside the physical body, so that it can have an idea of
    • ideal of humanity in that human being who for three years bore within
    • above explanations can really give you, as it were, an idea of the
    • whole. Yet this idea merely indicates the essential point. The
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    • has any traditional ideas of the being of man. Of the old insight
    • in the Folk-Wisdom from which Jacob Boehme derived his ideas? When
    • to abstract ideas which have no real content. Jacob Boehme gathered
    • succeeding centuries proceeded to build up an idea of the make-up of
    • astral nature, from the fluidic to the aeriform. The abstract ideas
    • time of Giordano Bruno, Jacob Boehme and Bacon of Verulam. Ideas had
    • We, however, find it possible to exist with such ideas. The majority
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    • ideas; on that account the Romans developed something that did not as
    • ideas of jurisprudence, the juridical concepts.
    • ideas, and the happier they are! Even in theology they do not wish to
    • ideas of human life.
    • spiritually. We cramp ourselves egoistically in ideas that come from
    • we do not think that it is really based on a moral idea, for it is
    • he has deserved it. This interpretation of the idea of Karma
    • experience. Freedom fully harmonizes with the idea of Karma ...
    • be connected with the idea of Karma. We should not adopt an easy
    • fatalistic idea when advancing the view of Karma as a fully justified
    • idea. Spiritual science should therefore be in full harmony also with
    • science can help mankind, and yet advance no social ideas at a time
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    • is able to know and experience in the material world. To form an idea
    • qualities of soul. Instinctively, they regarded it as an ideal to
    • to move about on crutches instead of using their legs. Their ideal is
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    • (as it was then conceived), art, and religion. The ideal of the
    • ideal can be realized. But it is just the patient devotion to the
    • necessary for religious aims and religious ideals would also
    • drawn into the forms of thinking and ideation prevailing in various
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    • most spiritual form, this spiritually conceived idea would give you
    • that they can weave into the world. We form ideas, we have feeling
    • grasp the idea that we get tired, in a wider sense than the usual
    • the slightest idea that whole Hierarchies of Gods are at work in
    • must gradually build up. You may have an idea of the soul's
    • slightest idea of this, who are, above all, NOT WILLING to have any
    • idea of it. This fact should not merely arouse in us discouraging and
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    • will take hold of human hearts, when the ideas of “Kalevala”
    • permeated with modern anthroposophical ideas, so that it will once
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    • between his continuing outer life and the ideal life and knowledge
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    • fill mankind from childhood with materialistic ideas. This materialistic
    • people read but one paper, and believe what they see there. Their ideas
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    • experience you often have if one or another idea or impression has,
    • the ideas of education.
    • the first thing that happens in this process of acquiring ideas is
    • perception, but to have an idea, a mental image, you need the etheric
    • necessary for the retaining of ideas, so little that it hardly need
    • of forming an idea of this participation is to get to know a fact
    • It is the forgotten ideas! That is the great blessing of forgetting!
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    • world. So that however pious a doctor is and however many ideas he
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    • his surroundings vastly increased, you get an idea of how the man of
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    • investigate the causes because they have no idea of the spiritual
    • this is only roughly speaking. A rough idea is sufficient for a
    • spiritual science is not a collection of abstract ideas for those
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    • man, with his materialistic mode of thought, laughs at the idea that
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    • instrument of our life of concepts and ideas is inherited externally
    • order to get at least some idea of it today — we shall return
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    • course of ages. All this gives you an idea of how external conditions
    • to acknowledge this as an acceptable idea? He united himself with the
    • And whilst it could not take root over in the East where the idea of
    • itself as the idea of a personal God, which Jehovah is and which
    • we see it meeting with understanding, when envisaged as the idea of a
    • evolution and that of the East. A remarkable idea emerged there which
    • were in the idea of the ‘One God’. The Ongod would be
    • according to this way of thinking the idea of a personal God was
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    • and hold one idea before you, and you will soon notice the difference
    • to who is the thief. The ideas you put together have nothing to do
    • vehicle. And now transfer this idea to human evolution. During the
    • what man sees before him as a great and wonderful ideal in the far
    • we are able to do this we shall acquire great ideals which, although
    • progressed to the point where they have the following ideal: “When
    • we have placed before us as our ideal those whom we call the masters
    • something new may arise. This is the tremendous idea of progress,
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    • founded a religious Order in the West. Before the idea of
    • such circumstances, if we are not stony-hearted, the idea may occur
    • to us that we must make reparation. When this idea comes to us it is
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    • realise that as a human being never fulfils his ideal value, his ‘I’
    • Mystery of Golgotha is a great ideal, the ideal of supremely
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    • ideas about the members of man's constitution or about what can come
    • ideas, we can bring them to him after death in the way described.
    • connected with the astral body. It is not so easy to convey an idea
    • surface of a sea without the faintest idea of what is down below on
    • from what it now is, because you have no idea of what might
    • thing were said it would imply ignorance of the fact that the idea of
    • possibilities; this may not be in the form of definite ideas but of
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    • very simply, although people who are not accustomed to these ideas
    • inscribed symbols here and there to represent their idea of the
    • You can form an idea of this experience by picturing
    • with it. You then form an idea of the rose. It was in this way that
    • and ideas; after death they are living forces! But this applies to
    • spiritual ideas we acquire are life-giving forces. But a man cannot
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    • sound natural scientific principles, to formulate ideas and concepts
    • have the capacity to deepen and develop the ideas spiritually, in
    • culminating in death. But you can have some idea of it if you reflect
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    • much, much deeper! How can we form an idea of this real ‘I’,
    • We can form a valid idea if we say to ourselves: the ‘I’
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    • standpoint. Admittedly, we come across idealists, materialists and
    • appropriate either for materialism or idealism, The world does not
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    • feelings and ideas are different; consciousness during sleep has
    • achieve. We must work not only according to the concepts and ideas of
    • everyday existence but with cosmological ideas. Hence it is not a
    • derived from earthly ideals but from the vista of the entire span of
    • life, not concepts and ideas only. But the concepts of
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    • contacts between death and rebirth. Rejection of spiritual ideas in
    • Earth was unresponsive and antagonistic to all thoughts and ideas
    • into the spiritual life no relevant ideas and concepts, we shall pass
    • have been receptive or antagonistic in our souls to concepts or ideas
    • receive their forces, the ideas and concepts which are the light
    • during the present cycle of time has rejected all spiritual ideas,
    • deliberately refused to concern themselves with ideas and concepts
    • to be taught any ideas about religion for that would be against
    • nature. If children are allowed to grow up without having any ideas
    • themselves arrive at ideas of God, immortality, and so forth. The
    • inference to be drawn from this is that such ideas are unnatural to
    • against children being taught any ideas about religion would
    • cleric cannot propagate his ideas by means of his logic, for both he
    • idea, assuming one can get hold of it, cancels itself out.
    • the acceptance of certain concepts and ideas needed by man for his
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    • soul, it will be easy for you to form an idea of what remains of
    • idea of how little of what the sense-impressions have conveyed is
    • this is an ideal to which the thought-life can be devoted; in the
    • region only if it has acquired religious ideas in earthly life; it
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    • thought and ideas were made at the beginning of our era, and Western
    • But the thoughts, the ideas themselves, through which these advances
    • those of which the modern world is so proud, including the idea of
    • intellectual laying hold of the world, a life of ideas, had reached a
    • the realm of ideas, and on the other hand the secrets bound up with
    • ideas it had gained to bear on this one purpose. And it is most
    • the ideas that sprang from their thinking, and then one comes to the
    • while steeping oneself in that past world of ideas, of anything told
    • says to oneself: Yes, as this thinking flowers into idea, with Plato
    • you are there in the Graeco-Roman world of ideas, with all that Plato
    • One can get a clear idea of what is meant by this
    • says: “Now at last we have grown up; we have acquired the ideas
    • your ideas of evolution and energy, but this is because your thinking
    • And in this Gnosis, with its complicated ideas, so unsympathetic to
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    • centuries: the advent of the Grail idea, concerning which we shall
    • were the ideas with which they sought to place the Son of God in the
    • can be had from the concepts and ideas of the Gnostics. And this is
    • bodily form. They formed the idea that it was only a phantom body —
    • their ideas were inadequate, powerless in face of what had actually
    • mankind. Only someone dominated by present day rationalistic ideas
    • centuries the ideas of all classes of people were influenced much
    • than they would be in our time, when concepts and ideas are more to
    • Not as ideas that had been worked out, somewhat as the ideas of Plato
    • than there are today — had ideas about the interconnections of
    • and Aristotle: a world of ideas which could be called the most
    • concepts and ideas which came naturally to the Greek philosopher,
    • about the Christ Impulse: their concepts and ideas have turned out to
    • things. But in the chaotic ideas of an early return there was the
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    • it is, for in relation to a certain fact the concepts and ideas which
    • feeling, or there would have been people plagued with fleeting ideas
    • spring. A deep wisdom resides in this idea of Apollo going north. The
    • not politically united, but they had an ideal unity through the god
    • grasp that which could not be grasped by the thoughts and ideas of
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    • at the end of the lectures.)] I had no idea what to
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    • of laws and associations of ideas and subconscious images. In spite
    • research is not the outcome of ideas that have been put together, as
    • might be supposed. For these ideas are like messengers leading to the
    • mathematical ideas and proofs, for example, are created by the soul
    • super-sensible, in ideas as well as in things, in the kingdoms of
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    • curious ideas about the great philosophical figures of Thales,
    • instance, to create validity for the idea of God; — for one did not
    • must be found for the idea that what is created inwardly also exists
    • wonderful ideal-edifice. But the question arises: Now is that all
    • the presentation of the idea in Anthroposophy to the grasping of
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    • from this picture have led merely to the idea that there are no
    • past. These indications give some idea of the individuality, the
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    • thoughts and ideas supplied by spiritual science. Thus they learn
    • the case of a modern man who cannot take up ideas concerning the
    • spiritual world from spiritual science. If he takes up these ideas,
    • spiritual ideas we take up before death change into faculties after
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    • our spiritual-scientific endeavour to form concrete ideas of how we,
    • named it differently. To gain clear and living ideas of these
    • clear on this. Every thought, every idea, every feeling we develop
    • way the educational ideas which are propounded in any given age by
    • but the true educationists — you will soon see how these ideas
    • ideas of life. To modern feeling, full of prejudice as it is, this
    • the less it is true. Our views and ideas, originating as they do in
    • of people's ideas would constantly be broken.
    • bring forward, as views or ideas, his own personal opinions —
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    • conversation and exchange of ideas. One took it for granted that a
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    • spiritually conceived idea would give you the place where the
    • form ideas, we have feeling experiences; the Gods take them up and
    • for our whole life. Let us, however, grasp the idea that we get
    • materialism, we generally have not the slightest idea that whole
    • must gradually build up. You may have an idea of the soul's
    • not the slightest idea of this, who are, above all, not willing to
    • have any idea of it. This fact should not merely arouse in us
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    • reality, the concepts, the percepts and ideas which we form
    • because their ideas have become stiff and dead, through the fact that
    • places before us, in its entirety, the greatness of the idea that in
    • about it. You can form a conceptual idea of the colour. But it is
    • arising of the idea connected with the colour blue. Thus, we see
    • in our conceptual ideas, by including in it, in the first place, what
    • adopt the idea that the world after death is like a fine, thin
    • repetition of the physical world here — an idea which is often
    • our souls, conceptual ideas like these, we notice not only that we
    • is in the spiritual world with the same concepts and ideas which we
    • conceptual ideas such as these, I believe, that we shall be able
    • person of the present day forms his ideas, his conceptions of the
    • world, he thinks that these are the universally-accepted human ideas
    • conceptual ideas; to this life of impressions and conceptual ideas
    • where the idea of Truth is concerned. Compare for yourselves, for
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    • we wish to form an idea of a real being? A characteristic example of
    • Try to form an idea of beings, working around our earth,
    • idea of what are called Nation-spirits, the directing Folk-spirits of
    • lectures) form an idea of how all this is inspired by these spiritual
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    • idea, picture to yourselves the human etheric body embedded in the
    • with a few ideas, are very much mistaken.
    • The man who, with a few superficial ideas, ascends into
    • We must accustom ourselves to quite different ideas. Man
    • is accustomed to apply his own ideas to the whole universe. He is
    • through intuition the ideas which go forth into the world as the
    • ideas of the age, which then influence man in his development,
    • definite form of ideas. Hence it comes about that man is not only
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    • You may nevertheless form an idea of it if you will patiently follow
    • call our moral ideals come to us. There would be no moral ideals if
    • hearts would never be able to glow with enthusiasm for an ideal which
    • ideals into our sentient-soul from outside, but we must let them pour
    • ideals and so on, are present in the intellectual-soul or mind-soul,
    • what we carry into our moral consciousness are ideals, moral,
    • aesthetic, ideal thoughts. just as the outlook of man is closed as it
    • like the sudden ideas that flash into our consciousness. He is also
    • a confused idea of it, but one that is elastic; we must not confuse
    • nation, but we speak of a Germanic race. Now what acts in the idea of
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    • of evolution we can reasonably speak of the idea of race. There could
    • without beginning or end; the idea of the revolving wheel (which is
    • really no idea that everything is in a state of evolution, and that
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    • comprehensive, through these ideas of karma and reincarnation.
    • Now if you wish to form an idea of how the Spirits of
    • out of the collective womb of the universe, we get an idea of what
    • form an approximate idea of that, you may think of it as being
    • You will obtain an idea of the mission of the Sun
    • for our earth-ideal, in so far as we remember the past of the earth.
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    • You will therefore only be able to form a complete idea
    • in which a comprehensive idea was given of the heavenly part of the
    • obtain an idea of the abnormal Spirits of Form, and of how they act
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    • Monotheism, considered alone, can only represent a final ideal, but
    • other hand an idealistic people is one which gives the Spirit of the
    • Age a shade which is in the direction of Idealism.
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    • far-reaching fundamental kernel of mythological ideas extends over
    • because — on account of certain preconceived ideas, (to, speak
    • form an idea of what this difference consisted in we must realize
    • I only wanted to-day to give an idea of how the Northern
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    • again.’ In other words, the great idea which originates in the
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    • have been impossible for a Hegel to have looked upon his ideas as
    • architects of the world. Hegel's world of ideas is the final,
    • merely as the other side of idea. Take this on-working impulse, and
    • one great, all-embracing idea, which is at the same time an
    • the astrally-spiritual. Hence the ideas of an immense number of
    • the idea of Christ in His twofold nature comprehensible; they do not
    • Christian conception of the State which hovers as a great ideal
    • before Solovioff as a dream of the future, that Christian idea of the
    • of a Christian community in which the Christ-idea is still a future
    • Augustine, who accepted, it is true, the Christ-idea, but constructed
    • Christ into the idea of the State given him by the Roman State. The
    • by the Christ-idea, — the Christ-idea which shines forth to us
    • say, — whereby the ideas of Father and Mother lose their
    • also show that we must form our ideals from such knowledge. We shall
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    • lectures, was the idea that something is contained in the Germanic
    • anthroposophical thought and feeling and of anthroposophical ideals.
    • make the firm resolution and hold the high ideal, — each one
    • and our thinking, and in our anthroposophical idea. The more we live
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    • embraced by her ...” The ideas are woven together so wonderfully that the hymn
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    • as spiritual sciences, resolve the spirit into abstract ideas.
    • was urged to enter the Theosophical Society. At no time had I any idea,
    • our conceptions and ideas. But these images are only inner
    • the present time; in relation to customary ideas, it is as fantastic as
    • being.” And one who wishes to comprehend God with one idea, does
    • not know that all possible ideas cannot comprehend God, because all
    • ideas are in God. But the recognition of God as a being who has
    • that the ideas of spiritual science are pictured by means of symbols or
    • in the Dornach building, to express the ideas of spiritual science
    • that nowhere have ideas, symbolism or the mysterious been elaborated,
    • said. It is difficult for people in general to reconcile ideas which
    • they have once formed with ideas to which they are unaccustomed. Such
    • unaccustomed ideas need not even contradict those already entertained,
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    • words: “I have the idea that in the creation of their works of
    • years ago the idea occurred that it would be advantageous to have a
    • actual course of time. The idea was that Easter should be fixed
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    • science. — Now if we accept the ideas and concepts which are
    • into the basic ideas and forms which are to be found in the
    • just a matter of realism or idealism as we use those clichés:
    • during which sculpture rested, there appeared the Christian ideal: an
    • was merely the first expression of his ideas, his feelings; as he
    • artistic idea into the same world in which we live, helped him to
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    • To try to escape from the difficult concepts and ideas
    • development of the thoughts and ideas presented in Spiritual Science.
    • For when we grasp these trains of thoughts and ideas by dint of bold,
    • given some idea of how the bridge can be built from Spiritual Science
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    • generations, and the only idea that is really clear to him is that of
    • guard against ordinary associations or combinations of ideas, for
    • It is quite useless today to dabble superficially in the idea of
    • People have not, as a rule, any very correct idea of the character of
    • not essential for children to get hold of the abstract idea of
    • idea in the abstract, it is quite possible to throw light on history
    • and, furthermore, to make history intelligible when one has this idea
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    • faiths is that their idea of God does not go beyond the Angel. As a
    • also have no idea how many changes have taken place in this
    • entailing the right of a pension is a great “ideal”! And
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    • stick to the ideas that have once been instilled into them. But there
    • habitual ideas, so that nothing is able to penetrate their minds
    • rapidly, especially in the last decades, ideas which have become
    • in our ideas; because this twentieth century has had to give us an
    • world was before 1914, when all talk of ideals, all talk of
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    • whether ideas enrich life or impoverish it, strengthen and aid life,
    • connection of ideas with life. The knowledge of the present day we
    • dispute and argue about idealism and materialism, and so forth; to
    • when we have learned to apprehend sound spiritual truths, then ideas
    • world-others must be content with the words and ideas in which he
    • spiritual knowledge. In order to “paint” in ideas, one
    • and ideas, and impart these to his fellow men. It might even be
    • spiritual world in ideas to have always the spiritual world before
    • what lives in the idea he has not himself produced; he will have a
    • direct inner experience of the idea. He will undergo also the pain
  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • understanding? All kinds of abstract ideals, concerned with national
    • made their appearance. And only when certain sociological ideas are
    • conclusions! We make for ourselves an idea of what someone should be,
    • existence, and the exchange of ideas between these actual men should
    • dripping with abstractions and demonstrating every imaginable idea
    • and ideal. So importance can be attached to them, but only to what is
    • These three things must be the great true ideals of the
    • because the three great true ideals of human understanding,
    • should be the three great concrete Ideals of our fifth post-Atlantean
    • great ideals to direct the sciences. It will be for them to refine
    • In this sense the three great concrete social ideals and
    • ideals of cognition will enable the consciousness soul in the fifth
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    • unworldliness as an ideal — then he cannot have spiritual experiences.
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    • bring to mankind true and fitting ideas about Christianity — and to do
    • way into the ideas presented in the Gospels and in the Epistles of Paul
    • ideas that are so totally different from those to which we are
    • with such ideas. But it is a fact that a person who is completely given up
    • able to form the right ideas when he reads the words of Paul. Many
    • the Easter festival that we set out to gain a clear idea of the destiny
    • super-sensible ideas. On the understanding of this event depends whether
    • everything on the earth will have found its grave and when ideals and
    • very far indeed from forming any true idea of the Resurrection of which
    • they speak; for a true idea of it can only be formed with spiritual and
    • have lost all idea of the connection of the earthly with that which is
    • the beings of which you can form an idea. The ultimate consequences of
    • could not give credence to the ideas of natural science, appeared to have
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    • social and economic ideas. Yet the whole of this — the giving
    • the idea “for scientific reasons.” Now these two
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    • ideal cannot be absolutely attained, but it should be observed as far
    • farm. That is the ideal. A thoroughly healthy farm should be able to
    • things in a proper and natural way, we need to have this ideal
    • ideas can give no real information as to the exact relationships,
    • purposes of illustration). We gain a right idea of these facts if we
    • case. We cannot carry it out absolutely, but in the ideal sense it is
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    • with an idea from olden time, a point we need to understand again in
    • following idea. Underlying all living things is a carbon-like
    • you will have a true idea, of the necessity of nitrogen for the life
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    • the manuring question, shows how little idea they really have of what
    • start from an altogether false idea of nutrition — whether of
    • idea used to be that the essential thing in human nutrition is what
    • this truth, it is heart-rending to see the ideas of modern science proclaiming
    • you all this to awaken in you an idea of the really intimate kinship
    • be thoroughly permeated with this idea, above all if we would understand
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    • discussion. I will only say this to begin with: The idea that in farming
    • to it, with the idea that it needs such and such substances so as to
    • in the rind of the oak is absolutely ideal.
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    • ideas that relate to harmful plants and animals and to what are commonly
    • that we gain an idea, how we can influence the plant's growth. Now a
    • enough. There we need ideal that reckon with the surrounding sphere
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    • humanity has no idea how greatly farming and forestry
    • apply some of the ideal we have already let work upon us; we shall thus
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    • for man too, is to this day thoroughly misunderstood. The coarse idea
    • gain an idea: what is the value of such and such methods of feeding
    • idea: The brain serves as an underlying basis for the Ego, but the animal
  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of the Mass
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    • this chaste and unassuming nature we have the ideal of the
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    • reality they do not have the slightest idea of what these
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • representative of the Templar ideal. Now let us inquire: Do we see any
    • representative of the Templar ideal — in the historical development of
    • very simplest of Man's ideas lives pride and arrogance and this is
    • high ideal. (As I said before, we are not concerned with finding fault but
    • very high ideal; and it strove for it in a time upon which still felt the
    • strove, it is true, for a high ideal, but they knew nothing of the trinity in
    • century, because everything was applied to the body, and ideals which only
    • have meaning when Man is seen as a trinity were aspired to as the ideals for
    • beautiful ideals were on everyone's lips in a time when men were not
    • physical body alone. As a matter of fact, of the threefold ideal,
    • spirit, and when the three ideals of the end of the 18th century are referred
    • lives and works spiritually — this must come to be an ideal. Man
    • human generation will understand how the three ideals of Brotherhood, Freedom
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    • conception, an idea or a thought, we cannot pass over at will to
    • speculative ideas in regard to the connections which exist between
    • dependent on external circumstances or on ideals which induce us to
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    • in the depths of the soul of which one has no conscious idea. Man can
    • he has a definite idea of what constitutes proof. Maeterlinck can be
    • the circle into a square was an ideal, as it were, toward which one
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    • because if one were not to speak symbolically but in ideas, one
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    • form. Let us take a philosophical idea and watch how it has
    • himself with Critique of Idea. Mauthner went further, (things
    • One cannot form any idea of what such a genius as
    • genius or of his ideas, — clever he might be who used such an
    • prize, which has swept all previous ideas aside and has attained to
    • acquainted with the necessary ideas. It is clear to all that as a few
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • ideas, feelings and impulses of will in human beings. Inner strength
    • ideas. Today, as the result of an unenlightened science, it is
    • soul, the thinking, ideation and perception directed to external
    • idea’ of humanity, a dead, empty idea. Those who would
    • Now when an ideal arises before the peoples of
    • When he forms a concrete ideal of how he can become higher
    • natural characteristic that for which the Indian strives as his ideal
    • is for the oriental an ideal, is for the European a natural
    • possession of daily life; his ideal, therefore, must necessarily
    • be different. The ideal of the European lies one stage higher; it is
    • man of Greece set himself an ideal, it was one he strove to reach by
    • express as his ideal everything that he himself is as a human
    • of the world, not so much in search of ideas but in order to find the
    • he is on the way to his ideal the rhythmic recurrence of the motif.
    • ideal is to raise himself to the element of thought. When the
    • abstract concepts, these husks of words and ideas, finds their way to
    • ideal for which the Middle European strives — which he
    • of the human when they set up an ideal for themselves. This really
    • by assimilating all that is idealistic, great and beautiful in other
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    • give the descending souls some idea of what they will encounter here.
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • only in carrying out a moral ideal, permeated with religious fervour,
    • only including all men but with them all moral ideals. They must
    • asunder, so that he can only say to himself: “Moral ideas rise
    • theoretical ideas. If a man intends to live honestly, he must work
    • one reaches ideas, which in a purely formal way are like memory
    • ideas, but which refer to an outer objective content, not to an
    • production of ideas which are like remembered thoughts, but we must
    • our ideation, that we employ in ordinary life, with which we mix our
    • certain extent one can create an idea for oneself, an empirical idea,
    • ideation.
    • organism and make room for the thoughts, the ideas, then these
    • thoughts and ideas can develop within man. Thus, in that place where
    • ideation. The second system in man is the rhythmic system. With this
    • where within man the pure moral ideals are world-building
    • plant and animal life. Then we do not look to a heat death (an idea
    • pure moral ideas as that which arises from the ground of the other,
    • so interrelated as with our abstract ideas we often think they are. No,
    • ideation.
    • ideal. The moral intuitions are gradually permeated with what indeed is
    • ideal stemming from Goethe's time. It spoke most clearly through his
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    • own being. More correctly: we build our idea (Vorstellung), our
    • — Euclidean geometry, at first — is nothing more than an
    • movements and relative positions of objects with the help of ideas
    • the genesis of our idea of space, as I have described it, will detect
    • This is, at least, a kind of ideal for scientific method to-day. But
    • regarded as a world of ideas and present of itself in the soul, thus
    • cognitive path led to a certain vivid world of ideas.
    • gains a correct idea of what lived later in Parmenides and Anaxagoras
    • about the world, for ideas and sense-experiences were one. One saw
    • through exercises. To-day we have rather vague ideas about the early
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • expression of cosmic laws in a sum of ideas. It intends to be
    • great danger confronts us here: the danger of having ideas about this
    • place, Euclidean geometry — we set out, as you all know, from a
    • indeed, no idea to-day of the way in which men once, in ancient times,
    • to take, in this way, one's idea of space from the starry heavens, one
    • such an idea when, advancing beyond what living beings — above all,
    • only illustrating an idea, working novellistically. If one is forming
    • analytical geometry, as one constructs Euclidean space. One can,
    • of ideas — to what one perceives (erschaut) in the
    • the natural transition from Anthroposophy as a body of ideas to
    • if we take hold of it scientifically, with ideas —
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    • could be understood only intellectually. Ideas about them could be
    • idea of the degree of Philistinism into which they have grown; they have
    • less and less idea of it just because it comes to seem natural. They
    • being. The sense-perceptions received from outside, the ideas
    • developed therefrom, these ideas as they penetrate within becoming
    • memory-ideas, but also trickles through the memory-mirror, permeating
    • idea of this. The modern materialistic world-conception is a product
    • have come into existence if the life of ideas did not arise from a
    • looks at it and then forms ideas about it. The ideas thus arrived at
    • ideas about the blood, the lymph. Subtle shades of difference are to
    • although only a crude idea of them can be had by modern thinking.
    • speech savours of the old crude ideas and nothing essential is
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    • in the direction of egoism, we pour moral and ethical ideals into the
    • being formed out of man's moral ideals, but also out of his
    • ideals into his inner chaos, and the unmoral and anti-moral which is
    • indeed modern times may be said to have any idea of Christ at all.
    • cannot possibly come to an idea of Christ as long as he makes use
    • of forming a true idea of Christ.
    • Father God and the Christ, the two ideas become confused and
    • moral ideals through coming to a Christ-consciousness and receiving
    • our moral or anti-moral ideals. There is the upspringing of new life.
    • idea most important for us to connect with the Mystery of Golgotha is
    • the idea of the Risen Christ, the Christ who has vanquished
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    • unintellectual. Ideas were inspired from the spiritual world, not
    • soul would be so possessed by the idea of death that Ahriman
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    • ideas on the things and processes of the world as something
    • real, whereas Nominalism considered these ideas as mere names
    • when someone says that ideas and conceptions are nothing at all, and
    • lamb into the wolf! If an idea really means nothing at all, the wolf
    • substance is coordinated; this is the idea, or the concept.
    • that ideas and concepts were something real, and that is why
    • and that ideas and concepts are mere names through which we grasp the
    • argued that ideas and conceptions — that is, forms taken up by
    • already considered ideas and thoughts as something abstract, but they
    • not merely look at the idea “wolf”, but at the real
    • this real being of an earlier age into the abstract idea.
    • the idea does not contain a nothingness, but a reality. This
    • the ideas of Plato (which were far more alive and essentially endowed
    • with Being than the medieval scholastic ideas) were the descendants
    • traditionally, as its real ideas and conceptions, living in the
    • not able to connect anything real with thoughts and ideas. For them
    • modern world conception, for man no longer considers ideas and
    • considered thoughts and ideas as something real, we would only obtain
    • continue living merely as a thought or an idea?” In this case
    • realistic scholastic philosophers. For them, thoughts and ideas were
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    • idea of the full extent of this danger.
    • thing is not only to absorb thoughts and ideas concerning the
    • attempting to convey through the heart's forces certain ideas on the
    • develop gifts which have no productive force. This idea is difficult
    • spiritual life, not only in the form of idealism, but a 1iving
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    • ideas pertaining to the knowledge of Nature, and explaining this or
    • that thing in Nature, we also speak of ethical ideas, ethical ideals.
    • which cannot reach as far as the ethical ideas. The ethical ideas are
    • find these ethical ideas by contemplating the plant-world, the
    • trying to discover, upon a natural-scientific basis, ideas which are
    • adopted, this would never be possible. The ethical ideas exist as if
    • ideas required by us as human beings are given to us when we grasp
    • ethical ideas, they are the foundation of our human freedom. On the
    • Reason, where he speaks of ethical ideas. We might say: The whole
    • Where is the bridge connecting ethical ideas and the ideas of
    • which can be an ideal for human actions. For natural science is
    • knowledge, will at least become idealists, and probably
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    • bottom it was in a very egoistic way that these ideas of
    • say that the ideas of reincarnation and karma of themselves
    • what, he deserved in a previous one. Even the ideas of
    • introduce ideas such as those of reincarnation and karma
    • karma become unethical — anti-ethical — ideas.
    • is what many people did actually get out of the ideas of
    • of conceiving even such ideas as those of reincarnation and
    • effect, the gift for getting to a real idea of freedom is
    • freedom as an idea the Europeans can form the loftiest
    • get the clear-cut European idea of freedom, so, the European
    • there is no possibility, politically, of realising this idea
    • fundamental ideas which must inspire the thought and feeling
    • instance, understands the grand idea of the Greek
    • ideals, and must get to the clear perception of realities.
    • of itself engendered an understanding of the idea of freedom.
    • founding freedom, ideally, spiritually. Only, Europe must
    • could be effective as an ideal. For years, we have had it
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    • light of our ideas, must fundamentally point out.
    • idea of the appearance of a scholar or a pedant.
    • to me than my own special type.’ He had formed an idea
    • idea at all.
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    • vivid idea of what took place during the old Moon-evolution,
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    • conceptions of the birth of truly spiritual ideas and ways of
    • with a bleakness of which modern humanity has little idea.
    • ideal to be regained, but permeated then with everything that
    • this ideal can be felt by warm human hearts: ‘Become
    • inasmuch as we feel this to be an ideal, it shines before us
    • must have some idea of the kind of life led by simple folk in
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    • connect Buddhism, among other things, with the idea of reincarnation.
    • the history of Western spiritual life should tell us that the idea of
    • culture we find that Lessing had a magnificent conception of the idea
    • the idea of reincarnation neither from ancient tradition, nor from
    • Buddhism, for the idea of reincarnation arises of necessity from an
    • the idea of repeated earthly lives, for to understand the essence of
    • closely interwoven, he should have evolved the idea that this descent
    • increasing life. His soul is then filled with the idea of
    • The idea of fruitful growth proceeds from wisdom. Gazing into the
    • ideas have arisen as to the meaning of “Nirvana.” One who
    • form an idea of the realm entered by one who has been liberated from
    • to have a false idea of history.
    • Buddhism, and his ideas assumed a Buddhistic colouring.
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    • by the soul and Spirit. Mystical and theosophical ideas may evolve
    • free of the body, but such ideas can never serve the concrete
    • astral body and Ego. And yet they have no idea what a wonderful
    • we have healthy ideas of the Spirit — ideas that are full of
    • man that the idea arising within you suggests the worth, the essence
    • have developed extraordinary ideas about illness. On the one side we
    • false ideas of true Anthroposophical Spiritual Science and there may
    • perhaps once a fortnight, goes through the school and has no idea how
    • the doctor — the layman can form an intelligent idea of
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    • Christ. The first signs are already visible. The ideas of Divine
    • revealed to us merely in its outer aspect. Cosmic ideas are
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    • though it was, of the reality of concepts and ideas. Electricity,
    • ideas, but in accordance with reality, we would come across the fact
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    • still preserved at least some idea of why this was so. He wondered
    • Gnostic ideas may be expressed spatially; the role of time as an idea
    • dramatic performances, did they begin to form an idea of what took
    • Skulls. It was there that the Easter Mystery arose, and the idea of
    • you will find this extraordinary idea of the
    • the book), one would have some idea of the way the Christ lived in
    • the physical body. The Jesus idea, which is expressed fully only in
    • the Jesus child, unites with the Christ idea, which is fulfilled when
    • coalescence of the Jesus idea and the Christ idea. This is the
    • seems to me a good idea to cultivate among us and to experience the
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    • ideas about the physical and bodily with comparative ease, for it is
    • his ideas of it comparatively easily. He can use all that space with
    • its three dimensions gives to him, in forming his ideas about things
    • concrete idea of how the one works upon the other. We have
    • the 19th Century, when the ideas of
    • arrive at the same idea in a somewhat different way. Suppose you were
    • The World as Will and Idea,
    • There is something unreal in the Idea, says Schopenhauer. The Will
    • alone has reality. Why did Schopenhauer arrive at the idea that the
    • wish to gain an idea of our being of soul-and-spirit
    • inner nature and essence. An idea that remains at rest will not
    • suffice. No idea that remains at rest within itself can reproduce the
    • essence of the soul. You need an idea with an inner activity of its
    • accustomed only to form spatial ideas. Hence they would like to have
    • spatial ideas — however diluted — of the soul's nature. But
    • such ideas we gain a deeper insight too into the human form and
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    • this way it is possible to form some idea of the appearance
    • Some idea of the methods applied and of the manner in which research
    • which, according to the ideas of geology (conceived and expressed precisely
    • to ideas prevailing at the present time — have been on
    • few preconceived ideas want to build up a world-conception. But a
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • the next few days to pursue our ideas further and to develop them in
    • record of how many fundamentally original thoughts and ideas at the present
    • past. He who grasps this idea will no longer seek for wonders in the
    • Ahriman. When we form ideas with regard to our desires and wishes:
    • is placed in the middle. Ideas belonging to the time when
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    • position to carry out the idea of a building in Munich it must be
    • theosophical movement we have to look upon the occult ideal as the
    • from this she formed the idea that Christ had never lived at all,
    • two are conflicting ideas!’ No, we must not allow it to be said
    • that these are two different ideas; we must emphasise, even on the
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    • wish to form an idea of that soul-disposition which a man must have
    • concepts, or to form concepts and ideas on it; it is far more
    • difficult to form an idea, except for one who has taken the trouble,
    • ideas than anything else: space ceases! It no longer has any meaning
    • ideas themselves flow in time. On Saturn no thought is before or
    • we have to attain; we must be able to transform the ideas we receive
    • intellectual ideas. These latter owe their existence to a much
    • correct idea of how helpless a man is who writes an intellectual
    • And in doing so we shall see that there too we come to ideas which
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    • and ideas through which we may reach those strange and distant
    • living idea permeating our soul, it will gradually lead to the
    • Sun, we must again first form an idea by which we can imagine the
    • idea of this virtue of giving. Let us bring home to our mind the
    • idea; such an idea may produce in us a distinct perception of
    • self-creative. Anyone who has an idea and feels that he can give it
    • think of this creative idea in the mind of the artist, and how it
    • their conception to the idea of the sacrificial incense pouring
    • the Christ-being when we grasp the idea of the bestowing virtue, the
    • idea that can stir in a human soul on hearing such an account, when
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    • actual conditions of development we must acquire a definite idea from
    • renouncing all idea of satisfying them. Suppose a man has made up his
    • we bear in mind the idea of resignation or renunciation which we just
    • we have the idea of the Thrones or Spirits of Will sacrificing to the
    • Time and Eternity is so faintly perceptible that our ideas and words
    • trying to burst forth in that word or idea, what at the most can flow
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    • our ideas, seems to reveal so little of its spiritual nature, we have
    • the regions referred to, both conceptions and ideas slip into use
    • knows what I suffer,’ if we wish to convey an idea of the
    • different concepts and ideas on the subject. But if his earlier
    • We can form an idea of
    • but as ideas. We can best picture these to ourselves by the ideas
    • that a man has when he dreams; the fluidic ideas that succeeding one
    • that; but it is able to take in the transitory idea of the other
    • Soul, drowning, silencing the longing for ideas while he yearned for
    • an end to this search for ideas — the greater the yearning, the
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    • these observations further, another idea is necessary. That is the
    • satisfaction only in the advance of that world of ideas which we have
    • thereby contradict what we have said about the idea of wondering; for
    • between this idea and those brought before our minds in the last
    • clear idea of what this implies, if we think symbolically of the more
    • feelings of such Beings, you will have an idea of what may be called:
    • to a reality. I want you to hold clearly to the idea we have just
    • world's development, the idea that effects such as these produced by
    • necessary, and if we are thoroughly to enter into the various ideas
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    • increasing; how does this relate to the idea of repeated
    • develop notions and ideas of the world of the spirit. This is
    • the body during the night and have no idea of anything in the
    • idea of the world of the spirit that is all around us.
    • and ideas that are wholly derived from the physical world. It
    • make it true. The most completely and utterly wrong idea
    • without even a notion of the thoughts and ideas that point to
    • in spiritual thoughts and ideas before they went through the
    • knows the history of ideas of the last decades of the
    • enter into the ideas that apply in the world of politics
    • cannot say that the judgments, ideas and notions to be found
    • 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
    • whether it is a good idea to skate on ice when it is only one
    • is to get an idea, a feeling, an inner impulse for the need
    • smash. Finally the adults have an idea as to how they can
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    • idea of this — of which we can say that much will have
    • Parliament being the great ideal in the present day and age,
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    • to realize this, for illusory ideas are a major element in
    • the world and of life have constructed their own ideal of the
    • physical world around them, the only ideal they can possibly
    • can they gain an idea of what Jesus Christ meant when he
    • You can easily put forward ideas of exactly this kind; people
    • ‘Wilsonianism’. For Wilson's ideas are typical of
    • ideas of ‘Wilsonianism’ which make such an
    • implemented. If we were able to implement Wilsonian ideas,
    • Wilson's ideas were to conquer the world we would be able to
    • live according to our ideals.
    • century a peculiar ideal arose, which was to make the world
    • into a perfect image of philistine, or bourgeois, ideals.
    • Wilson's ideas will be analysed one day and presented as
    • have not only small but also big examples of illusory ideas
    • in our time. These illusions and unreal ideas are held not by
    • am Jewish in origin — I have no idea why. This does not
    • clear idea of the seriousness of our work. But again and
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    • in insights and ideas.
    • used to the idea that the world is not made as people would
    • before now, if people had been given an idea of these
    • were able to have the idea, theoretically and on the basis of experiments,
    • endeavour. I think you can easily see that the ideal for the
    • more and more Edisons. This really is the ideal of modern
    • do not want to know, especially if they are modern idealists
    • of ideals are represented by societies today. Programmes are
    • perfect?’ And ‘What better ideal can there be but
    • harmful than belief in absolute ideals, for they are at odds
    • illustrate — is to use certain ideas. And to some
    • extent, ideas from the physical sciences can be used as
    • symbols to illustrate non-physical ideas. Imagine we have a
    • not to consider such ideas today. Just imagine trying to
    • society which is to serve certain ideals: You are now setting
    • up an ideal, but in making it part of the process of
    • are not only no idealist, but a real devil. Why should the
    • ideas based on reality instead of ideas that are one-sided
    • abstractions. Yet they will have to learn to have such ideas,
    • to become used to the idea that progress in civilization will
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    • genius, etc. Franz Brentano creates an idea of genius which
    • differs a great deal from the usual idea. We have to admit
    • that our usual idea of genius tends to be pretty vague, like
    • all the stereotyped ideas people have today. In general terms
    • not agree with the idea of a genius as it has existed until
    • themselves on the primitive ideas of modern science.
    • form an idea; they have to base their ideas on the things
    • ideas like these will be particularly vital in everything
    • especially also the sphere of education. Ideas coming from
    • meetings, or individuals, with old ideas running on like
    • no idea of the demands of our time, but their automatic minds
    • names for anything which is particularly stupid. The ideas
    • really beginning to think in this way. The ideal of the
    • soul; ideas rumbling about which had reality in the Atlantean
    • rumblings in brains emptied of soul are the reason why ideas
    • also reveals the rumblings of outdated ideas, ideas which can
    • future. The institutions and ideas, especially the social
    • ideas people have today, are abstract and crude; they are
    • And because people are not able to have ideas or concepts
    • and ideas to match the complexity of the situation.
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    • means that we are able to form ideas. For the moment we need
    • not reflect on where these ideas come from. The life of
    • find it easiest to get an idea of this if you look at it like
    • the right idea of how your own thoughts relate to the
    • living thoughts when we develop ideas on the basis of what
    • thought corpses which we call our thoughts and ideas. This is
    • unaccustomed idea. Imagine you are lying in bed and it is
    • touch of the idea: I am going to get up now. To repeat, many
    • idea of the true nature of the human being. Apart from the
    • will not achieve this. Today the idea is that we only arrive
    • at our thoughts by reflection. Today the idea is: If human
    • thinking about them. Today the idea is that individuals are
    • something we have to realize, that real and appropriate ideas
    • way of political principles, social structures and ideas will
    • joke. The point is that some ideas mean one thing in the
    • ideas concerning social structures, if one wants to have
    • real, effective political ideas, these must not merely be
    • his book, Saint-Martin presents not merely ideas concerning
    • progress, but also quite specific political ideas. Today,
    • would call them ideas on the political state. His discussions
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    • time do not have a real idea of the true reality, even though
    • body and the blood, for there were definite ideas connected
    • have a real idea of the spirit which lives there. We can see
    • based on truth — though of course it is not a good idea
    • aim is to develop well-regulated ideas of how one should
    • educate. People love the idea of the regulative ideal. They
    • would like to have the image of the ideal teacher and then
    • how to behave if we are constantly aware of the idea of
    • education, people lived with the idea: You are now showing
    • make it the ideal to inculcate the elemental intellect which
    • difficult than working with mere corpses of ideas. Humanity
    • done, unless you consider this. People have no idea today of
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • can therefore have as many wrong ideas as they like. This
    • weight. Widely used ideas today are ‘the
    • it cannot be decided by using generalized abstract ideas of
    • compared this with the idea that the best way of making sure
    • ideas. And what did he say? Believe it or not, he said:
    • Fundamentally speaking, such ideas are part of the
    • most abstract of abstract ideas which, however, can only be
    • apply such ideas not only to the sphere of life, but also to
    • superior way, juggling with ideas like eternity and
    • enlightened today are often working with old ideas, without
    • good example of the inappropriate ideas people have in the
    • the ideas current in our time to grasp anything that needs to
    • inappropriate idea on which the book is based. This is the
    • incontrovertible ideas will not do if we want to take hold of
    • inappropriate idea? Well, you see, the reason is that the
    • regard to Kjellen's idea, you will always find that it cannot
    • full of concepts and ideas. It is really true what I said
    • is full of concepts and ideas. I also said that abstract
    • ideas are mere corpses of ideas. It can happen that people
    • who only like corpses of ideas will speak and think in them,
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    • have considered all kinds of ideas which may explain the
    • therefore acquired a number of ideas concerning present
    • the autumn of 1879. To have the right idea about these
    • strengthening this idea, especially if you want to make it
    • dressed up as idealism, to say: ‘In terms of eternity,
    • the idea in our minds by using concepts from the material
    • They also develop ideas as to the
    • idea with the other ideas we have characterized today. A time
    • ideas to such an extent that we can progress to a more
    • much admired brilliant ideas and moral impulses —
    • professor who some years ago had an idea that it was not
    • revision of ideas which carried the greatest weight at the
    • of it again. And unless people realize that the old ideas
    • will not get us out of it and that new ideas are needed, the
    • this with the old ideas is barking up the wrong tree. The
    • effort must be made to gain new ideas, and this is only
    • They would not say this, but they will have ideas about
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • no ideals. On the contrary, it has a great many ideals which,
    • less how it is with the beautiful ideals people talk about so
    • indeed ideals of great value. But the people of today are not
    • kinds of ideals, and yet nothing comes of it. There were
    • certainly plenty of societies with ideals at the beginning of
    • three years have brought those ideals to realization. People
    • some people have not the least idea of the fact that they are
    • to people who have no idea of this and do not want to know of
    • radical ideas are presented in beautiful, poetic language in
    • certain views and ideas which were taking root in people's
    • societies. The ideas entered into the social sphere and
    • perhaps not the book itself, but the ideas on which it was
    • spread ideas like these in such a way in the eighteenth
    • important that the idea that animals were devils should exist
    • in many minds by the time Darwinism came along and the idea
    • numbers of other people had the idea that animals were
    • receiver of an air pump. In the same way, ideas and ideals
    • ideal of many people is to study science and then apply
    • things of the spirit. If this ideal were to be achieved by a
    • had fully achieved his ideal, which was to
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    • like it to be. Their ideas are not incorrect; yet ideas which
    • confusion than completely wrong ideas. They assume simple
    • ideas, so that we can tell many stories about the life shared
    • children with living ideas so that the mysterious hidden
    • people will increasingly have the idea, especially with
    • impoverishment of concepts and ideas have led to the
    • and economic structure and they formed the idea on that
    • basis. Their ideas of this kind did not relate to reality,
    • arrived at such an idea on the basis of their own scientific
    • calamities which result when people's ideas are divorced from
    • regulate according to law, because their ideas are too
    • those ideas.
    • specific consequences. People's limited ideas make them
    • ideas are too limited to encompass the reality of life. As a
    • With his limited ideas he says that the Reformation had
    • experience. But you see, his limited ideas cannot encompass
    • for the same ideas have to be used for quite different
    • things, and there is such a paucity of ideas.
    • political life and other forms of culture, and how our ideas
    • can really come alive and the life of ideas be enriched, how
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    • the ideal way of defining the human being, but it is the
    • may give a general idea of the spirits of darkness, but it
    • beings to develop independent ideas, feelings and impulses
    • then began to instil ideas in human minds that affairs should
    • take control of these habitual ideas. We therefore see
    • is considered idealistic, when in reality it is an early sign
    • of the ideals of race and nation would have been speaking in
    • someone who speaks of the ideal of race and nation and of
    • to be progressive ideals to present to humanity, this is an
    • decline than the propagation of ideals of race, nation and
    • proclamations of national ideals belonging to earlier
    • ahrimanic powers. The true ideal must arise from what we find
    • ideals’ proclaimed by people today. In earlier
    • old ideals can live on is no more intelligent than to think
    • and people would believe it to be highly idealistic. We must
    • experience — it is an idea.’ Goethe's reply was:
    • ‘In that case I have my idea in front of my eyes!’
    • prejudices as new ideals.
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    • — you will find that at no other time were ideas so
    • would have been according to the ideal of the spirits of
    • encounter them and gain a real idea of where they are to be
    • the inclination towards spiritual ideas to develop and all
    • concepts and ideas inside out. This is a serious thing and
    • was the ideal of the spirits of darkness before 1879, and has
    • far-sightedness to ideas which have arisen in a brain as
    • sound too much in opposition to the ideas which have been
    • and not apply to them the concepts and ideas which people have
    • inadequacy and indeed the utter uselessness of the ideas
    • the very ideas which have led to present events when those
    • they have a real idea of the radical difference in the way
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    • we find in all these things the ideas belonging to the end of
    • will moves much more slowly in human evolution than do ideas.
    • theoretical, based on ideas, set people going and made them
    • have never had the least idea that history is still so young
    • is needed to give even people of more mature years an idea of
    • these terms and ideas, but tell the story in such a way that
    • people go on to accept ideas presented to them as they are,
    • instance, their idea of democracy will be like the definition
    • conservative ideas; no, these will not be things of the past,
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    • an ideal of mankind: about the rectifying of the fall of man along a
    • energy and power, the goal, the ideal, of again taking the fall of
    • when the highest ideal of mankind must be the spiritual raising of
    • the ideal of raising ourselves from sin.
    • something very problematical about formulating this ideal, for you
    • ideal within himself that we can raise ourselves from sin. And that
    • precisely of the Anthroposophical Society for humanity's great ideal
    • this way the ideal whose reality can become conscious to the
  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • human consciousness in general, as a kind of ideal for man's striving
    • that forms thoughts and ideas, our gaze opens out into pre-earthly
    • that, on the one hand, his ideas are full of genius. The cleft skull
    • his idea further than this.
    • do otherwise than characterise it with the idea of beauty.
    • its heavenly meaning. In this way the idea of beauty becomes concrete.
    • of the idea in sensible form. Zimmermann defines beauty as the
    • appearance of the idea in sensible form?” First we must know
    • what is meant by “the idea.” If the thought-corpse that
    • humanity possesses as “idea” were to appear in physical
    • beautiful human being is one whose human shape is idealised to such
    • something which they may even look upon as a distorted idea. We must
    • of little help to our anthroposophical movement, that such ideas are
    • progress would best be achieved by taking up such ideas and by avoiding
    • re-ascent from sin. For this reason too, anthroposophical ideas are
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    • ideas, concepts, and mental images of things and beings if these
    • concepts and ideas, this spiritual content through which the human
    • Theodor Fechner must already have experienced this idea when, around
    • with the idea of a ‘plant soul’ after the material aspects
    • idea!” to which Goethe could only say, “Isn't it
    • nice that I can have ideas without knowing it and can even see them
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    • Saint Martin, whose ideas gained influence in wide circles
    • century, on the other hand, Saint Martin's ideas and ways of
    • radical destruction of all religious ideas is contained in
    • utterly false belief if we imagine that the ideas about God
    • amateurish idea, for the Mysteries of the 3rd post-Atlantean
    • had least of all any idea of the true facts of human
    • stress on the idea of nationality. Such things ought to be
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    • raise the question: How shall man gain any idea, how
    • the ideal of the 19th century. Spiritual Science must
    • the idea of the woman Mary to that which the woman Mary has
    • just as well that there was little said of it. But the idea
    • we see not a mere sum of abstractions or abstract ideas but a
    • the animals we cannot apply the ideas of ‘should’
    • ideas. To be clever, in the materialistic sense, is to have a
    • scent” in the associating of ideas. These things have
    • Physical Science which has arisen by association of ideas is
    • ideas of chemical and physical laws, and the like. But it is
    • forward such ideas, which may be remote from the thoughts of
    • comfortable way to work with the old concepts and ideas, but
    • strive in all earnestness towards new ideas and new
    • really be pining for concepts, new ideas. We must bring this
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    • To begin with at least in the idea, in the intuition thereof,
    • representatives of Christianity bring forward this idea:
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    • In the physical world and in the world of thoughts we use ideas
    • ideas, really leaves him cold. We must learn to know this in
    • consciousness. The dry ideas, the laws of Nature which we are
    • submit coldly to inner ideas. Of course, this gives rise to the
    • idealistically, and the other more materialistically in
    • morphology, comparative physiology, and also ideas on the way in
    • accordance with modern ideas: “But science must not become
    • idea. Although modern scientists set up the fundamental law of
    • the human head with this idea and let us study it carefully.
    • anything besides the death of all ideals?
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    • this exact method to our will, thus reaching an inner, idealistic
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • auto-suggestion. The patient had the fixed idea that he had to
    • cause of the patient's fixed idea.
    • may cherish the highest ideal, the most beautiful ideals, even
    • though we may be true idealists. The highest ideals will remain
    • mean to be irreverent, nor do I destroy any ideal through lack of
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • THE LIGHT OF THE CHRISTMAS IDEA
    • this idea of the great illusion connected with the
    • Being. Modern people can only have a very pale idea of the
    • does not as yet exist in our world of ideas, in our thoughts, in
    • Christ idea must be gained. We should realize that the present
    • understanding of the Christmas idea before we are really able to
    • we understand this, then the individual Christmas idea which we
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    • visions and ideas (Ahnungen) with life. For these always existed.
    • ideas expressed in the second part of “Wilhelm
    • of idea of things which now arise in form of knowledge, and which
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • since that time, we come across certain definite ideas on the
    • the past. In the Old Testament we find ideas which are above all
    • Judgment,” for example, we come across ideas connected with
    • conceptions of the world's beginning and end. Within these ideas
    • conception of the end of the earth lived on in historical ideas,
    • still find the influence of this idea of the world's beginning,
    • idea of this truth. Read what Schopenhauer wrote on the absence
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    • Century formed and described his ideas, shows us that he believed
    • ideal-intellectualistic way and believed to be human beings in
    • into their ideas. Not so very long ago, the world of ideas was
    • different attitude towards the world of ideas grasped through his
    • past epochs. In earlier times, the world of ideas was linked up
    • substances. The idea of spontaneous generation from lifeless
    • certain ingredients, they never connected this with the idea of
    • are accustomed to form their ideas by assuming that their
    • element. When man turns his thoughts and ideas to lifeless
    • whole extent of facts and grasped in the form of ideas, then
    • realization of the rigid system of ideas.
    • first idea of what the Mysteries revealed to him. The subsequent
    • was not a clearly outlined idea, but a fundamental feeling of the
    • Gods as if they were idealized human beings. This way of setting
    • forth the Gods as idealized men proceeds from this fundamental
    • that is to say, he must again be able to win ideas which are
    • more be able to speak not of lifeless ideas and abstractions, but
    • rise up to the spirituality in which he is pervaded by ideas, and
    • take into this sphere of ideas all the living warmth that may
    • kindle in his soul. Man should again bring into his ideas the
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    • form such ideas as these, if we wish to understand correctly. We must
    • The following may give some idea of what the book is intended to
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    • MONG the ideas advanced by Spiritual Science, that
    • of Reincarnation occupies a foremost place. The idea that the human
    • conceived ideas of morality exactly as he does to-day. But Spiritual
    • so deepen our feelings, ideas, and impulses that the powers of soul
    • of this doctrine lay, not in its theoretical concepts and ideas but
    • re-create this idea nowadays. Zarathustra calls this
    • this religion and the nobility which lifts it above ideas which play
    • highest moral idea (the moral purification of man) among the
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    • ideas of outer physical consciousness. The pictures must be related
    • consciousness was limited to the physical world around and to ideas
    • ask ourselves: of what nature was the life of feeling and ideas among
    • The idea of a triangle, for instance, must have been preceded by
    • The active principle of thought has become the power of ideation in
    • of man. Into the thoughts and ideas there
    • expression for such ideas in the world surrounding physical existence
    • whole life of soul. A man may imbue his soul with abstract ideas and
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    • gentlemen, have you had any ideas? If not, I will talk to you about
    • way to observe things in Nature. First, quite a significant idea is
    • Eve, but the idea is identical, and they have not really progressed if
    • these matters by the “learned,” and has no idea that what is
    • said: This man suffers from the fixed idea that he is the Emperor of
    • China. Of course this means that ideas have solidified in his head.
    • Instead of these ideas just remaining as thoughts, in his case they have
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    • exigirse internamente, debe elaborar sus ideas a fuerza de volutad
    • pronunciar las palabras hermosas: "Tengo la idea de que en la
    • mí. Yo participo de las ideas que en realidad están pensando
    • Gólgota — en el siglo cuarto, sin embargo, la idea se
    • ha unido con la Tierra, debe enlazar sus ideas con este Ser con el fin
    • ocurrió la idea de que sería ventajoso tener una fecha de
    • real del tiempo. La idea era que la Pascua debía ser fijada de
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    • of the soul any further than that during waking life, ideas, feelings,
    • organic life predominates as such and during such time allows no ideas
    • feelings in the souls of men by giving them ideas and conceptions of God
    • idea of it. They think they are not asleep, whereas in reality they are
    • fact that the initiative man is able to carry in his powers of ideation
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    • who accept certain ideas of Darwinism as incontestable truths,
    • acknowledged everywhere, though the ideas of different thinkers
    • true that Ernst Haeckel's and Virchow's ideas on “the
    • would be glad if authoritative people had as clear ideas on
    • Darwinistic ideas. And it originated in a person who said to
    • natural idea. It is true, we believed that here as well as
    • general ideas about evolution are insufficient; you must also
    • is that while they have no idea that they have fallen prey to
    • unusual idea of the evolution of the soul as the above-mentioned
    • the clearest thinkers of the day, “The idea of creation ...
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    • establishes the idea of an antithesis between life and death,
    • establishing conceptions and ideas in the most exact manner
    • That is an idea which ought to make clear to anyone who
    • for instance, the idea of the indestructibility of matter has
    • fishes. The idea, that the living can only develop from the
    • order to form, as it were, conceptions and ideas concerning
    • being. We must first gain an idea of the nature of fatigue. I
    • cannot now go into all the ideas which have been collected on
    • we work with ideas which just merely touch the surface of
    • ourselves that it is possible to develop ideas and
    • when the idea of “I,” the conception of his own
    • experience, and the conception or idea of this
    • conception or idea and which can embody itself in the memory.
    • the universe is only our idea of it. But that lies in the
    • confusion of perception with idea. Both must be emphatically
    • differentiated. The idea is something which is reproduced. No
    • not receive the inner impression of the idea, it cannot be
    • stated that the idea is nothing more than what presents
    • the idea of a hot piece of steel, no matter how hot,
    • between idea and sense-perception. Therefore we an say that
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    • an idea of these Beings, if we ask ourselves: where does the
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    • superficial idea of it from lecturers or brochures will
    • you delve yet deeper into this idea, you'll find it shown
    • absorbed quite ordinary ideas from his environment as any
    • The idea behind this building came to him and he understood
    • great idea of the architect celebrated a resurrection and he
    • believed he could recognize the thought, the idea, behind it.
    • no idea of the eternal wisdom embodied in this second part, a
    • his days, was as yet unable to express the idea of
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    • we have lived the great ideal which we want to express through
    • inclined to dedicate our forces to this great ideal of mankind,
    • as of an ideal; but over against them stand Ahriman. We can
    • speak of ‘all-wisdom’ as of an ideal; but over against it
    • can stand as ideals. But cosmic love — we feel that it
    • are reminded of the highest wisdom, and that the ideal of
    • impulse which can bring us the high ideal for which we strive.
    • anthroposophical ideal. We shall attain that which is to be
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    • Scientific Knowledge was then very different from the ideas
    • had no idea that Aristotle was speaking of the Etheric
    • space.” To men with views such as these, the idea was
    • surprised at the excitement such an idea created in all,
    • this terrible complication of ideas which had to be got rid
    • differently, Galileo had already demonstrated this idea;
    • idea of that time. Galileo said: — “If you take a
    • Giordano Bruno mirrors for us all the great ideas of that
    • been content to grope about amongst the old ideas of
    • ideas of Giordano Bruno, we shall not see the fleshly human
    • enthusiasm — to the idea of the re-incarnation of the
    • have the representation, as the idea is the conception of the
    • as Idea, as the Thought that precedes the Word.” In
    • which he means, that the idea which exists in the Divine
    • shadows of the Divine Ideas. “Note well”, he
    • of the Divine Idea, our concepts will be again fructified
    • Spirit is weaving His Ideas into the original, so that we
    • the Divine Idea.
    • into the world of ideas; and in his own words “The
    • Goethe could not understand this highly materialistic idea.
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    • ideas continually altered regarding the course of development
    • want of faith regarding all theoretical science. The idea of
    • still of course hear of extraordinary ideas on the part of
    • is much more thoroughly dealt with. Such ideas constantly
    • To recognise governing ideas in history, therefore, apart
    • about by a few stock ideas, — if scientists could only
    • look upon Goethe's ideas regarding colour as nonsense; this
    • another. We can form an idea of the living cooperation of the
    • to form such an idea, and we are helped by the fact that a
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    • consciousness any ideas or concepts from spiritual
    • knowledge of spiritual science, with its concepts and ideas
    • ideas, of all kinds. Let us now ask: — Do not errors
    • the spiritual world one can have an idea as to how errors can
    • idealism, spiritism, etc, and whoever is not a fanatic in one
    • idea of this. Assuming it is possible at a definite age in
    • hardly possible to attain the ideal of a spiritual
    • expressed in the ideas and concepts of the healthy human
    • belief. The ideal condition on the contrary would be when the
    • and ideas of the healthy human understanding, thereby making
    • existing in the soul for the truth of the ideas transmitted,
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    • man declares by word of mouth lofty ideals of ‘right and
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    • itself is obstinate when we try to elaborate ideas according to
    • a woman — sets to work and forms her ideas in such a way
    • in question. Forming ideas like that, one simply cuts as with a
    • impulse to ‘cut’ with one's ideas, one would describe with
    • concepts and ideas. In many a work of our time we can
    • criticise it, giving ourselves up to an abstract idealism; ...
    • ideas have been found, adequate to the realities of this fifth
    • ‘Liberal’ system. This idea pleased him, and —
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    • gain an idea of the individual man's position in
    • enthuse in a multitude of pleasing, comforting ideas; we will
    • receive ideas which can carry and sustain us throughout
    • They talk of heredity; but they will only gain a right idea of
    • ideal of the Bourgeois we then contrasted the Eastern goal. (It
    • than the Eastern.) What is the Eastern goal? It is the ideal of
    • the Pilgrim. These two ideals —
    • developed social insight, far-reaching social ideas. He turned
    • now rather in our ideas; John Stuart Mill expressed practically
    • to receive the sustaining ideas of Spiritual Science.
    • Spiritual Science gives us certain ideas and concepts as
    • concepts which are being proclaimed to men as high ideals, not
    • with the object of their attaining what these ideals imply, but
    • — exactly the same. An ideal example! Assume, for
    • such ideas are proclaimed in this quarter or that, and
    • graphic descriptions we can gain a vivid idea of what it is.
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    • And they direct their attacks especially against this idea of
    • all the ideas and conceptions such people have of their God:
    • what do these ideas describe? None other than the being
    • by giving ourselves up to fanciful ideas. The spiritual
    • the rise of the ideas of Nationality, which are an
    • existed in the ancient sense, this idea was carried out with
    • idea to construct the whole device, the instrument of movement
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    • Later the idea was formed that the first king was the
    • a human ideal lying in a far distant future, an ideal which can
    • it the profound idea in spiritual science of the unification of
    • penetrated and convinced by the feelings and ideas that I have
    • Christian idea — but a pilgrim in whose heart and soul
    • these ideas live, transformed into feeling. It is not easy to
    • process occurring in human life, in which the highest ideas,
    • although there is no need for all our ideas to live again, we
    • for him to understand in ideas the meaning of this profound
    • his stern father. The soul transforms its knowledge into ideas
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    • being are super-sensible and invisible. The idea that beings such as
    • we shall endeavour as far as possible to form an idea of such a
    • idea of a real Being? I propose to illustrate this by a
    • to form an idea of Beings living and working as it were with their
    • stage among the spiritual Hierarchies, you will then have an idea of
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • spiritual world. Those who imagine that a few ideas suffice for the
    • superficial ideas they would certainly contact the Archangels. But
    • habit of projecting his own ideas into the universe. He would be
    • prevailing ideas of an age are intuitively sensed by the Archai,
    • ideas which influence man's development, determine his progress
    • specific pattern of ideas. Thus, from epoch to epoch, man is not only
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    • the logic of mathematics you will have some idea of how the
    • our moral ideals are born within us. There would be no moral ideals
    • enthusiasm for an ideal that may illumine us from beyond the external
    • world, an ideal that we can inscribe in our hearts and to which we
    • ideals into our Sentient Soul from outside; we must allow them to
    • ideals and so on are present in the Intellectual Soul and in the
    • ideas have continually arisen and how new sources of hidden knowledge
    • being. What we introduce into our moral consciousness are ideals,
    • moral and aesthetic ideals. Whilst man's perception of the
    • resembles the sudden ideas that flash into our consciousness —
    • ideas will be more elastic. A nation is not a race. The concept of
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • period of evolution when one can justifiably speak of the idea of
    • revolving wheel, for this idea which is widely canvassed in many a
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    • consciousness, our horizon, is enlarged through these ideas of karma
    • you wish to form an idea of how
    • approximate idea of the Saturn mission, we may think of it as being
    • is reflected in the inner life of man as will. You will have an idea
    • we possess for our Earth — ideal in so far as we can remember
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    • able to accept the idea that not only do the Beings and forces of the
    • represent an ultimate ideal; it could never lead to a real
    • materialism. On the other hand an idealistic people inclines the
    • Spirit of the Age more towards idealism.
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    • I only wanted to give an idea of how the Germanic peoples awakened to
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    • not have been possible for a Hegel to have looked upon his ideas as
    • itself and regards nature simply as the idea in its other aspect. The
    • seemingly great, all-embracing idea which is at the same time an
    • Christian conception of the State which hovers as a great ideal
    • Spirit Self, in order to hold it up as an ideal of the future to be
    • greater contrast than this idea of Solovieff's of a Christian
    • Christ idea, but whose Divine State is simply the Roman State with
    • Christ incorporated in the Roman idea of the State. What provides the
    • so deeply permeated by the Christ idea — the Christ idea which
    • will be like, a future that will ensure that we must form our ideals
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • a golden thread running through the last few lectures was the idea
    • Equally, the idea of the Christ Being should not be limited or
    • of Anthroposophical ideals.
    • grasped the underlying spirit of these lectures, then the ideas
    • high ideal — each from his own standpoint and from his own
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    • happenings do have a dose bearing upon the spiritual ideal which
    • the other that, as the right ideal. There are many ideals of
    • such hankerings after an ideal are always something connected with
    • our own personality. Ideals of this kind are really only what one or
    • cherishing an unselfish ideal. We can only form an opinion about what
    • personal feelings about the ideal, and no longer ask what we
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    • I tried to give you some idea of the way the Greeks thought about the
    • behind it. To give you some idea of this, let me just mention one
    • scholarship has nothing but a few abstract ideas to offer in this
    • today would find such an idea grotesque.
    • times there was prevalent an idea so wonderful, so impressive, that
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    • Science today we shall have to recognise that many concepts and ideas
    • mentioning just one thing. There is a concept, an idea, very familiar
    • to you all, an idea which not only finds common expression in the
    • modern man a whole number of ideas. We think of nature as the
    • get any idea, still less any sense of what the Greek soul experienced
    • clearly defined form, but one could not get an idea of him without
    • in us thoughts, ideas — the forces which call forth all that
    • idea, as feeling, we have our enduring life of soul, with its
    • in the nature of transitory thought and idea, thought which arises in
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    • objective outside in the macrocosm, at another, an idea within the
    • from an archetypal wisdom, are a preparation for the ideas, the
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    • is because the modern man has no idea of this that it is so difficult
    • described. From this monologue you can get an idea of what really
    • our hearts beat for the spiritual world and for its great ideals,
    • abstractions, over mere ideas, as other men do about real life’
    • idea that the ancient Greek gods were Atlantean men. ... The older
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    • mythology, our usual very superficial ideas about it are bound to be
    • contrast between what the Greeks felt in their ideas about the upper
    • was the fundamental difference? In their ideas about the upper gods,
    • in his mind he did not carry on something akin to work in ideation or
    • undertake work within himself, he has to allow ideas to pass through
    • place which we designate as ideation, as mental representation, and
    • the work within the soul in the life of ideation, the question must
    • arise: ‘Has the content of the process of ideation
    • of our life of ideation, what constitutes the work of our soul in
    • ideation, in mental representation, which is what brings knowledge
    • ideation which takes place in the physical brain. Thus, if we are
    • for the life of ideation?
    • happens in our souls in the forming of ideas and in thinking, the
    • work of ideation, of representation, goes on in the brain, is just
    • before us as a high ideal. In other words, if we want to attain
    • its course in the process of ideation. Our life of ideation, or
    • ideation which has turned one into a reflecting apparatus. It is
    • human ego-life of ideation. And language has many instances of
    • ideation. Much has to be elicited from this genius of language if one
    • period understood ideal beauty. We can in a way still idealise
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    • respect than our abstract ideas, which are too impoverished to be
    • think himself as good as is his idea of a good man.
    • form, but other forces as well. If we wish to form an idea of what
    • idea of this secondary stream if you think of the air, the atmosphere
    • try to form an idea of how the one category of gods is related to the
    • idea of this if you first have a look at man himself. Take the human
    • are merely the representations — the real ideas
    • that these beings, who are really only the ideas of the others,
    • when we examine closely our own life of ideation we feel that the
    • idea or mental representation is, in a higher sense, only the
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    • the heart to the brain, only ideas, concepts, feelings connected with
    • idea of why the animals resembling the bull remained bull-like, and
    • To get an idea of
    • connected with the other Beings, those who are only the ideas or
    • all the ideas and feelings which our soul has acquired about them,
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    • behind the world and its happenings. By forming stable ideas, stable
    • world, intellectual in form and idea, which is least able to enter
    • shadow-like images as intellectual ideas wherewith to explain the
    • soul-stuff, soul-substance. In forming the ideas of today the human
    • tenuous ideas, devoid of reality, and our abstract laws of
    • true reality one feels by all the ideas of today, and what phantom
    • consciousness of today it can only produce ideas which are
    • to reach with its ideas the furthest limits of the world, but it
    • involve a feeling of being spread out, with a set of weak ideas,
    • into space the thinner our ideas become, and we find ourselves at
    • last standing before the cosmic void with his ideas entirely
    • our ideas; it has to experience the unending fear of the void, the
    • us to make our ideas as to how the gods have laboured at the
    • region of the upper gods or spirits, spirits who are only the ideas
    • which his ideas can attain, he himself can only come to
    • ideas of the gods, he cannot attain to true reality. But if
    • idea; if we try to reach the lower gods, all thought abandons us
    • tenuous the ideas are, or however slight is what our egotism enables
    • tenuous ideas, but however far we soar into the widths of space, we
    • with our ideas and with the empirical experience which one can have
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    • as an attempt to create as broad a conception and idea as possible,
    • and ideas. In the Madonnas and other works, the tenderest, most inward
    • does not express the mystery of existence in ideas, but senses and gives
    • artistic forms their ideas of the gods united with the formless element
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    • to give a series of lectures lasting a fortnight, and who had the idea
    • that to my idea, such a delicate, impersonal representation of Christianity
    • of the 19th century: it acknowledges the importance of the idea of a
    • idea, the Christian impulse. That is the infinite delicacy at the end
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    • to heart anthroposophical ideas — entirely different from
    • according to human ideas, but one paints, in harmony with divine
    • Spiritual Science, so must you rise from your former idea of iron to
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    • in its own way. At one time in old Europe a remarkable idea
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    • spring-limestone makes on them gives them the idea that after all
    • idea, would become a living Earth-being.
    • down as the breast, with an idealised human head (red). And the
    • some form will be necessary, if one is to grasp the whole idea. For
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    • it — that in times to come the concept or idea of Christ
    • Christ Idea are on the wane, especially so in those who claim
    • that as this age of ours advances, the Christ Idea will play a
    • Idea; and in books and lecture-courses which are available
    • the secrets of the Christ Being and of the Christ Idea are to
    • highly cultured men who had absorbed the sublime Ideas of
    • it is true, risen to sublime ideas concerning Christ, but even
    • with their subtle scholarship, whose ideas make those of
    • ideas, there is a very different story to tell. In his
    • ideas and thoughts he gives very little evidence of
    • like the Germanic, with quite different ideas of religion and
    • these ideas and who nevertheless accepted the Christ Impulse
    • member of the Dominican Order. The ideas of both these thinkers
    • underlying reality, not merely the concepts and ideas
    • by an absolutely consistent path to the idea of reincarnation.
    • Darwinism and happens to believe in the idea of reincarnation,
    • a case the idea of reincarnation has been grafted into the soil
    • exactly is it that spreads? It is not the ideas nor is it the
    • the ideas they hold concerning Him.
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    • expression to concepts and ideas of the modern mind. But many
    • ideas acquired from our studies in Theosophy will help us to
    • all ideas and concepts otherwise acquired concerning the
    • the concepts and ideas arising from these things are taken in
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    • narratives selected is rather to give you an idea of its
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    • such ideas, but keep our hearts open, in order to grow wiser, even
    • like to give you from another point of view an idea of what can be
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    • indeed, as an ideal of the scientific attitude — and
    • by way of explanation and not with any idea of recommending it,
    • process; if we are more spiritually and idealistically
    • man. Instead, we have first to extract our ideas, or mental
    • ideas with one another. When, on the other hand, we have
    • phenomena, and nowadays even regard it as an ideal, for
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    • science. And Richard Wahle went on to work out these ideas
    • the ideal of the life of the senses, with its intensity and
    • changes in the atmosphere, and there exists an ideal of science
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    • Otto Willmann's History of Idealism, a book that stands
    • corpus of ideas was another aspect of what he set up to shine
    • idea that the Greeks operated according to the laws by which
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    • there. We cannot merely take over its concepts and ideas. In
    • these images, ideas and concepts. When an Oriental idea, such
    • ideas, concepts and images and in them we perceive love. The
    • find, it is regarded as an ideal to stand back from what the
    • ideas and concepts, unconscious longings too, a word that we
    • is “ideology,” by which is meant “idealistic
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    • that takes the form of general concepts and ideas, a vague
    • abstract idealist may regard as something base in man, because
    • ideals, are buried alongside what was the material substance of
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    • ideas, and can say: This is our age! These are its needs! But
    • end-result of this is that we form ideas of what is going on in
    • potent ideals, which fire our love.
    • in.” You can say this, and as an idea it all sounds
    • the law in ideas and concepts. It seeks rather to present ideas
    • point of all these social ideas? Here in Central Europe the
    • formulated social ideas, there lies something more profound,
    • completely new social or other ideals. We are not short of
    • abstract expressions of ideals. What we need is something
    • of the ideal. What we need is spirit, not in concepts merely,
    • of ideals and social needs. We need something that will give us
    • strength to follow the ideals, and give us inner life to make
    • these ideals incandescent; something that impels our will to
    • ideals and for the life of the spirit.
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    • ideas to prevail which are regarded as correct. These are
    • ideas that I have just been describing. Then, however, he went
    • systematic edifice of ideas, which his disciples have made
    • be regarded as the ideal organization of human society as a
    • in a sense, the ideal economic and political organization
    • that cultivates ideas based on the relationship between
    • have described. The ideas appropriate to the third current are
    • human ideas that can operate once more in a formative manner,
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    • find that he sees the ideal social system in the creation of a
    • social organism. He also manages to regard as an ideal social
    • on the question: How does Plato's ideal relate to the
    • match the social ideal that exists outside his own
    • When we look at Asia, we find that there the idea of
    • idea, one thing must be added, if the social situation
    • ideal that Oriental civilization had set before itself,
    • strong sense of community persisting in Plato's ideal state,
    • still an ideal of human cognition and society. The peoples who
    • their discussion of the ideal image of man.
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    • struggles, their ideas and goals, and so on. I would say:
    • it was that Marx, whose ideas were thoroughly familiar to the
    • still made use of words and concepts and ideas imbued with
    • kind of superstition the ideas and concepts and notions that we
    • Many thinkers today regard it as an ideal to depict man in such
    • it in quite different contexts of ideas. What is said, however,
    • enable them to reach the child's will by way of his ideas, to
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    • ideas to the spiritual world, acquires a true sense of reality,
    • ideas evolved, in the noblest minds, about the political
    • need only look at Rotteck's work to see how the idea of natural
    • cannot be productive and evolve fruitful ideas for the
    • into being on the basis of ideas from spiritual life, and the
    • ideal state, humanity must be divided into the producer class,
    • they will draw up ideal programmes. We live — or
    • from specific concrete activities, as the bloodless ideas of a
    • of three quintessential ideals, three maxims for social life.
    • three quintessential human ideals? Yet on the other hand
    • to realize these three ideals all together. Several persuasive
    • right that the three great ideals of liberty, equality and
    • that it is possible to accommodate all three ideals
    • contradiction within life. The three ideals of liberty,
    • we shall be able to form some idea of how the three spheres in
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    • chalk, and think of this action, then you have of course an idea of
    • then outside the physical and etheric body. In ordinary life, ideas
    • so that clearer and ever clearer ideas might arise concerning what we
    • ever more and more, ideas and concepts. It is not unnecessary to study
    • these ideas and concepts, it is in this way we prepare in ourselves those
    • before us as an ideal. I should only like to assure you that I did not
    • and ideas of spiritual science, the results of spiritual investigation,
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    • think about this action, then you have of course an idea of it in
    • the physical and etheric body. Ideas from ordinary life are then
    • that clearer and ever clearer ideas might arise concerning what we
    • more and more, ideas and concepts. It is necessary to study these
    • ideas and concepts, and in this way we prepare in ourselves those
    • inward construction stand before us as an ideal. I should like to
    • this: that you not only place the thoughts and ideas of spiritual
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    • The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real Part 1.
    • The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real Part 1.
    • Idealism and Materialism, — he either falls
    • dualism which cannot find the bridge between the Ideal —
    • Ideal,” — and the Materialistical, that concerned
    • balance between Idealism and Materialism, for those same
    • he looks at the world and sees everything Ideal, beautiful and
    • all, it unites certain ideas which can only be understood when
    • itself such ideas of a physical appearance, (sinnlichen
    • experiences those ideas and feelings in his inner being. He
    • experiences in one's inner being, as one's ideas and feelings,
    • was a time in which all that they had as ideas, as feelings
    • Ideal; and in this stream he seeks to find a firm point. St.
    • clear idea of what lived in Auguste Comte, as also in a certain
    • the first stage that the ideas of man tended mostly towards
    • phenomena, they then put abstract ideas in their place. —
    • life, and thought that through those ideas they could come to
    • human beings would take such ideals as those of Augusts Comte
    • itself. I cannot even give you any idea now of its structure,
    • stream, the Ideal, that thereby he could get a firm point on
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    • immediately become clear for everyone, arise out of a mere idea
    • life-awakening. It is not a matter of the concepts, the ideas,
    • of dealing with the ideas as such, nor the intention of
    • live. We all have an idea of what food and clothing we need. A
    • toward the juridical that brought out the ideal of Liberty -
    • ideas. So also the idea that each living entity, in the first
    • and it is suitable for the human being to be raised in the idea
    • to travel to America in order to get the idea that someone who
    • those who had an inkling of the great ideas of the future.
    • He had great ideas about the development of humanity, and
    • to acknowledge reincarnation if one carries Haeckel's ideas further.
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    • — about the ideals which filled us, to some extent as an
    • old philosophies are hunted out; old ideas are to live
    • hearts are bound up with the ideal it expresses will now be
    • of the senseless idea of modern times that spiritual science is
    • senseless idea; for just the simplest souls are aware of those
    • spiritual scientific ideals. Let us feel this particularly in
    • we strove to raise up for our ideal — over the physical
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    • observation, that is an idea’ — having in mind
    • that only the human spirit could form such ideas, and that such an
    • idea had no significance for external, so-called objective nature.
    • at all, for he replied: ‘If that is an idea, then I see my
    • ideas with my eyes!’ He meant that just as an individual
    • increasing comprehension of Goethe's ideas. A letter of his
    • the manner of nature. A great and truly heroic idea which sufficiently
    • idea-world that which in his consciousness brought forth such a reply,
    • it is raised to ideas.
    • spiritual, the world of ideas. We see that for this reason Goethe's
    • abusing Fichte. To him he is a windbag, thinking and writing empty ideas.
    • a comprehensive idea of the mountain only by comparing the
    • overboard old traditions, and create feelings, thoughts and ideas
    • reach the Beautiful Lily. She had become his Ideal. But her lovely
    • only a slight idea of what there is in this legend. But if we
    • according to inclination and his destiny, a pure, ideal person, to
    • express the riddles of the soul in abstract ideas. For him they
    • idealist climbs to the heights. The power of the religious mood is
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    • particular point of view, and attempt to find the basic idea, the
    • consider the inevitability, and the true ideal content of the
    • idea-conception and as if he who, as it were, feels himself called
    • upon to put before you the ideal philosophy of Goethe, were
    • average European with some ideas of science can know of the world, we
    • absorbed a number of the scientific ideas of the present age:
    • the ideal of a certain knowledge-perfection, the object of his
    • formulating ideas. You will constantly hear it: that alone can be
    • formulate ideas and concepts is a capacity of the human soul among
    • ideating, but also a feeling and willing being. Now those who
    • formulating ideas, limited as it is to observation, may lead to
    • abstract ideals we set before us, but of what we can accomplish in
    • thinking capacity, the one-sided capacity to form ideas. The
    • differences when we examine the region of ideas and their
    • representation. There are regions of the idea-life which give us
    • ideas has always been called the ‘purification’ of the
    • the things, the ideas of the things themselves say to him, as
    • through my concepts and ideas. Hence there is present in me the
    • proto-plant was an idea, an abstraction, which one receives when one
    • And we saw that Goethe thereupon said that if that was an idea, then
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    • at that time a frame of mind regulating Goethe's ideas in a new way
    • of ideas and disconnected observations of nature. Nowhere
    • after ideas! Away from the merely perceptive sense observation!
    • can only give me dry, empty ideas; anything that can be squeezed
    • the heights, and out of it formed their ideas, they were able to
    • through ideas which were fine and transparent as crystal, but full
    • empty ideas, but ideas which enlighten the heart and warm the soul.
    • When Faust lived this time had passed. Ideas then became dry and
    • abstract or drawn from thought. They were ideas which could be
    • these ideas and the living existence lying around us, or any
    • arrive in thought at ideas freed from the physical, may easily
    • which owing to the narrow-minded ideas of that time could not
    • It was possible for such moods and ideas to flow into Goethe's
    • have clear ideas or to speculate much about it. We can only try to
    • they drop it again after having acquired a few ideas. The riddles
    • the sixteenth century there was no longer a clear idea of these
    • knowledge of nature and just as good an idea of that which we see
    • necessity; here is God!’ — ‘I have an idea
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    • One idea Goethe had for his ‘Faust’ was that at
    • The idea, as the now meaningless stage instruction tells us, was that
    • knowledge — the outer influences on one who has dim ideas of
    • that he has a dim idea, or he bathes in the morning-red, of the
    • the general idea of these Masque scenes: For a man who surveys
    • form ideas, but they are guided by spiritual beings behind the
    • ‘He has no lack of qualities ideal
    • represents the idea of re-incarnation cryptically — as
    • the ideas, which stretch from epoch to epoch — nothing else
    • These ideas are not unfruitful; for him who is limited to the
    • these abstract ideas — is carried by them through the world
    • ideas’ — of whom, however, he who can look into it
    • sharply-outlined, ecclesiastical figures and ideas.’
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    • personality in some other way, we form an idea, a concept, and
    • we retain this idea in our thought. After a certain time the
    • idea may arise again out of our thought into our conscious
    • men and women. You formed an idea of each one of these persons,
    • not filled with thoughts and ideas. The present-day man thinks
    • in his superficial way that as we to-day have ideas, thoughts,
    • beings who did not have ideas, concepts, thoughts at all in
    • ideas in the head was something quite foreign to them, but they
    • one's head, because thoughts and ideas were simply
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    • idea how such things were experienced in olden times; and it
    • in reference to the human capacity for ideas — were all each
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    • us first form an idea of the nature of such an initiation, that
    • the ancient Mysteries, we to-day can scarcely form any idea.
    • ideas about it. That is certainly so. But it is a different
    • altogether false ideas of the Middle Ages: they do not realise
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    • his idea of making an expedition into Asia, going as far as it
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    • and ideas that suffice for the world of to-day. We need to form
    • other concepts and other ideas to enable us to look
    • help of his own conceptions and ideas. We may see a beginning
    • spiritual world, lives in concepts and ideas, in mere
    • they would have had quite different ideas of the Christ Who
    • such ideas of Him. But by far the greater part of Western
    • humanity had no ideas with which to comprehend spiritually the
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    • perhaps he tries to form an idea — generally he fails!
    • some small idea of the truth. But if we want to make use of
    • about the physical body? How can we gain a true idea of it?
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    • was sought to express the spiritual in ideas. The sound of the
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    • concepts and ideas with which the human being is obliged to
    • intrinsic character of these concepts and ideas is such that
    • world empty-headed in respect of thoughts and ideas. If the
    • the abstract ideas which man applies to everything to-day. With
    • these ideas he can enter the spiritual world but not come forth
    • ideas in their future earthly life; and all thinking, all
    • ideation would vanish from the Earth. A diseased, purely
    • and unbridled emotions without the guiding power of ideas would
    • live devoid of ideas, in instincts only. You Westerners have
    • in the light of these concepts and ideas. If with these
    • To-day man develops concepts and ideas which in
    • only to the material world. These concepts and ideas are
    • succumbed to materialistic ideas that are unworthy of the Gods,
    • threshold! You have squandered your ideas on the world of the
    • such ideas.
    • have misused the ideas which are coined for purely earthly
    • objects; you have amassed no ideas that are worthy of the Gods.
    • our spiritual Goetheanum which we will bear with us as idea
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    • we can only be astonished that it is possible for ideas about
    • survey-able, so as not to work suggestively; an idea that is
    • idea, quite independently of the outer meaning of the concepts
    • idea, he will gradually notice that in this inner work, in the
    • with regard to an idea.
    • mere idea of reform, what would have happened the moment the
    • idea appeared to build a home for Anthroposophy? An architect
    • believed he had attained his ideal of art. He said: “When
    • itself, not in intellectual, symbolic forms; but living ideas
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    • The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real Part 2.
    • The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real Part 2.
    • an abstract Ego of those shadowy ideas and concepts which fill
    • the ordering of Nature which consists contains no ideals, which of
    • one can never think that through what goes on in Nature, any ideal,
    • unless he had ideals, unless he could cling to something else than
    • accessible to him to-day, he cannot regard his ideals as operative,
    • magnetism or the force of heat, — so, that the ideals are
    • For that reason the Ordering of Nature and his own ideals appear to
    • images, and then he could also recognise his ideals as real forces,
    • enough reality to oppose the force of his Ideals, He would know
    • to-day constitutes our ideals will become Nature in the next epoch.
    • diagram red) we experience an Ordering of our Ideals (yellow). The
    • other than this: — “The ideal Ordering was a dream, it
    • dream-ideal will no longer be there, it will have been
    • constitutes our ideal Order, forms the continuation of the Ordering
    • given for the Ideals of modern humanity to become the external
    • ever have a hope that the Ideal has the power to realise itself,
    • force and matter did exist, them our ideal world would simply be a
    • time, have this illumination: — that the Ideals of the
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    • instinctively forms his ideas in such a way that he is
    • growth: He forms ideas about what in a sense goes outside
    • said that if we want really to arrive at ideas concerning the
    • spiritual world, we must modify in many respects those ideas
    • acquired in the physical world. We must have different ideas
    • should make ourselves familiar with the ideas which
    • if you wish to have ideas you must destroy something in
    • to gain some ideas concerning that being, that is, if we want
    • as an idea, as a perception. Thus you must first create in
    • have a true idea of what the waking consciousness brings
    • that we can do very much if we hold to abstract ideas about
    • instrument. And we get this idea of what the earth is
    • cannot think otherwise, since he can never form ideas about
    • spiritual life in the physical world, because these ideas
    • ideas, but seizes upon his whole soul and permeates it so
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    • more through thoughts, but also through ideas having
    • we must first develop ideas — we must make every effort
    • transcend mere philosophical Idealism, and pass on to a true
    • unite the two ideas: the rose is red. This is not the case
    • combated the idea of immortality, opposed all belief in a
    • and ideas, these pure spiritual entities and objects which
    • thoughts, ideas, and concepts, for they are not purely
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    • the Mysteries whose highest ideal was gradually to penetrate
    • the true idea when the human being, standing in the centre of
    • But the idea
    • able to consider reverently that the ideas imparted to us are
    • Plato called the ideal of “wisdom”. He named it
    • said must be a principle, a lofty anthroposophical ideal. The
    • if the moral ideal of truth is thought, felt and perceived in
    • all directions, for this ideal must be what the virtue of the
    • ideal not merely instinctively, but which has a conscious
    • as transformed temperance. The ideal of practical wisdom
    • sixth post-Atlantean age, will be the ideal virtue which
    • vision of humanity as an ideal of the most distant future. We
    • for through Anthroposophy the idea of karma will have entered
    • virtues correspond with karma. Through the idea of karma man
    • still is from this ideal we see when we consider him more
    • idea of karma, is something which might also be a subject for
    • will find how fruitful these ideas are if you carry them
    • before us not merely an abstract ideal of universal
    • Intellectual-Soul and the Spiritual-Soul, that this ideal
    • but you can develop further in your own minds many ideas
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    • the world, and he spoke with enthusiasm about his new ideas;
    • pedantic, traditional ideas. Many of these conversations with
    • Ideas for a Philosophy of Human History.
    • Beside this, Goethe received through Herder an idea of
    • Such ideas fermented in Goethe's mind in connection with what
    • world of ideals, must be deficient in practical life. He was
    • carried within him the idea for his book,
    • idea for his Faust, too, which had already emerged in
    • what a royal repast! Such is the ideal of Satyros. But he is
    • He endeavored in everything to confirm in detail the ideas of
    • upward from them to man. He wished to study the idea of
    • see, Goethe had taken up Herder's great idea to study the
    • traced the idea throughout the multiplicity of forms of plants,
    • the Apennine peninsula. He endeavored to confirm the idea of
    • how, as he gradually deepened his ideas of nature, he
    • Faust as if he had given us an ideal of humanity.”
    • an ideal for humanity. He asks: “Would it not have been better
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    • only when we are no longer limited to the idea that wisdom has
    • itself. You can form a faint idea of what would happen if you
    • is that there is a grand illusion in this idea that one is
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    • that our earth is especially fitted to receive ideas into its
    • community ideas that take into account the modifications
    • may easily consider himself unusually clever with the ideas he
    • future. The very idea that is most vociferously opposed by
    • are made about other more recent endeavors, and ideas are
    • concretely, to a human ideal that spiritual science will
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    • of lofty ideals regarding the rights and freedom of a people
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    • concepts and ideas — in this case the biographer was a woman
    • ideas. In many works of the present time we observe this
    • simply criticize it or surrender to an abstract idealism,
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    • rather than taking fantastic ideas as truths — fantastic
    • have contrasted this ideal with the pilgrim, the Eastern goal,
    • culture. These two ideals, the bourgeois and the pilgrim, face
    • the sustaining concepts and ideas of spiritual science, the
    • spiritual science will impart to us certain ideas and concepts
    • communicated to persons as ideals, which are not intended,
    • however, to produce what lies within these ideals but rather
    • It is an ideal example and so that it may include present
    • become mutually acquainted.” Her idea was that this is done
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    • of the idea of nationality. This idea is grounded in an
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    • Then one also sees all concepts and ideas that separate men
    • reason that the idea of Christ is not to be separated from the
    • idea of death and resurrection. Only when we realize that what
    • that, as our souls are filled with ideas of the spiritual
    • place in America to cure mankind of the idea of reincarnation.
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    • Present day man has very little idea that anything beyond the
    • reality with our concepts and ideas, we have with these to
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    • what they have developed as ideals, what they have talked of
    • still talk of, as great ideals. We can do this from the time
    • of the ideals of the age of enlightenment to that of the
    • about the various ideals, men have been thinking during these
    • sphere of socialism. (I don't look on this as an ideal in a
    • shown by the bourgeoisie with their abstract ideas; the
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    • ideas, concepts, with which to answer these questions up to
    • century, ideas were in fact circulating everywhere in the
    • right meaning with these questions and has no idea that there
    • that is something that is an extraordinarily difficult idea
    • ideas of primeval mysteries. For we are placed into this
    • arms, hands, feet and legs. This again is a difficult idea
    • they appear physically; these again are the ideas of spirits
    • when we gradually come nearer to these ideas and concepts (in
    • certain idea was ever present that in the man before him the
    • wonderfully beautiful ideals, in which these people indulged.
    • idealism the present catastrophe has arisen! And only those
    • buttery ideals, by means of which you would bring universal
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    • his ideas about reforming the basis of society in three fundamental,
    • short time he worked to bring his ideas into practical application but
    • he withdrew from the outer work in this area. His ideas have been worked
    • number of people at the present day, who are under the idea,
    • substance. And in the same way many people have the idea in
    • devotees indulge in this sort of ideas, and would like to
    • make such ideas too the basis of social action. In the eyes
    • and its methods of thought as presenting a downright ideal;
    • and this was really the idea which lay at the bottom of an
    • sufficient for an idea to be theoretically right; but it
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    • his ideas about reforming the basis of society in three fundamental,
    • short time he worked to bring his ideas into practical application but
    • he withdrew from the outer work in this area. His ideas have been worked
    • idea of the Threefold Order can best be propagated during the
    • the Threefold idea does not succeed in making its way through
    • understanding of the threefold idea, as an active
    • of people who really understand this Threefold idea,
    • and actually propagate the Threefold idea, as it is. Of
    • that clothes its problems in conceptions, in ideas, which,
    • civilisation: — ideas that destroy everything,
    • language and the same ideas, should be capable of throwing
    • utterly wrong end. I delivered a lecture recently on the idea
    • own lack of freedom, who take the State-educational ideas,
    • ideas, who will make up their minds not for ever to be
    • our ideas, — if we are for ever turning our minds to
    • the main thing, which is to spread our ideas.
    • idea itself in the course of the discussion, and only about
    • the theme a little to the Threefold idea and to the things
    • my attitude is — or the attitude of the Threefold idea
    • this, the ‘syndicalist’ idea, might lead in a way to certain
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    • scientist of spirit first must give an idea as to how he
    • idea of the path upon which he reaches a point where his
    • contrary, we have to take ourselves in hand and say: Some ideas
    • the normal interplay, for now right and wrong ideas or images
    • something that rejects wrong ideas — which arise
    • and accepts good ideas. Something therefore of a quite
    • What we are concerned with is placing ideas, feelings and
    • bothered to get a true idea of what the science of spirit
    • spirit and have no idea of how to apply this spirit to our more
    • are well aware that the idea of evolution is one of the special
    • human being, has come within the orbit of the idea of
    • is a complicated being. If we are to apply the idea of
    • real mysteries of his nature, we must apply the idea of
    • applying the idea of evolution as held by modern science
    • of his head organism cannot be explained by this idea of
    • The head loses substance. Every idea that is permeated by our
    • body starve in order to call up certain ideas. This is wrong.
    • our fluctuating mental images or ideas, but out of insight
    • always has the ideal of performing actions where he can say:
    • called imaginative ideas. It is something we have yet to
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    • investigate how Lamprecht applies the ideas outlined in his
    • historical ideas are to be found. I have it from him personally
    • up bold and adventurous ideas and the tendency to think up
    • ideas — these are characteristic of a situation where
    • he is certainly not possessed by his ideas but, struggles
    • personally for his ideas of history? He wants to introduce a
    • supposed to be science, this superstition that the ideas that
    • can get a rough idea of what it is like — the time is too
    • idea of previous lives on earth and a justified prospect of
    • epoch work together and return again and again. This idea arose
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    • we know that however filled with ideals we are, the will
    • statement “The world is only idea.” This had such
    • idealists vanish in face of the realities of the physical
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    • justified. It takes for example a simple idea or a simple group
    • of ideas, and puts it in the midst of the soul's whole
    • concentrated on this one idea or group of ideas. This can be
    • group of ideas or single idea. But it is best, and should
    • really be so, that an idea of this kind is not taken from one's
    • Therefore it is good to seek out the ideas upon which attention
    • these things, a group of ideas of this kind, in order to have
    • not a question of letting this group of ideas have an influence
    • definite group of ideas, and by the repetition of such
    • rhythmic sequence, such exercises in the rejection of ideas
    • such exercises in the dismissal of ideas have been practiced
    • life of ideas and thought is concerned. Through the element of
    • the lowest step. The more one forms ideas in this way in an
    • the same laws from which proceed the ideas that are spoken from
    • spoken from the rostrum when Anthroposophy expresses in ideas
    • What did Goethe say, when he wished once to express his ideas
    • not a question of imposing anthroposophical ideas upon
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    • formulation of particular ideas about the world of the smallest
    • of the scientific development. The idea was to
    • Now, first of all, I must give an idea of what this
    • I look into myself, I find feelings, ideas, joy and sorrow, I
    • asleep and our ideas and images, even in waking life, are like
    • concepts and ideas. A sound thinking person does not
    • and ends up with his ideas. The scientist of spirit has to
    • start with the inner activity of his ideas, with a kind of
    • approaches certain ideas that can be grasped and surveyed
    • let an idea or image go that then sinks into forgetfulness and
    • out in bringing the otherworldly spiritual content of ideas
    • remembered that this idea cannot be the fruit of mere
    • for a third, monistic, for a fourth, the concept of idealism
    • at all sorts of ideas, which singly would represent a one sided
    • image of an ideal nor something thought out. We make the
    • nature, and how the materialist today has only a one-sided idea
    • had an idea of what it was about, but who was only interested
    • of a world of ideas and images as real.
    • the idea of natural selection is treated as a modern
    • certain ideas which are falsely said to be derived from
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    • Art. So that if we turn what exists in principle and as Idea
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    • illusory idea of the outer world; but as a matter of fact,
    • can to some extent get an idea of this differentiation if we
    • an idea of the special nature of the Russian culture, if we
    • their bosom; none but economic thought and ideas would
    • connected with the idea of utility, is above all the product
    • must be an artist in ideas. One usually rejects the concepts of
    • an artist of ideas. In that book I had to accept it; it all
    • produces something of this kind, all the ideas one expresses
    • rhetorical grasp of ideas; such minds would much prefer the
    • coarse, material ideas which can be grasped in sharp
    • Aestheticism, even in moral ideas. We see here the triumphant
    • the one who was so greatly praised for the idea of having
    • altered; for his idea of the creation of an Empire was
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    • view, and from that, form certain ideas concerning the real
    • and of whom you will already have formed the idea that the
    • conceptions have but a limited interest. We only gain ideas
    • clever that in his cleverness he can form ideas for himself
    • the ideal of many human beings, to get into their minds an
    • idea of everything which can possibly be on the Earth, but
    • That can be put forward as an ideal by certain teachers of
    • Ahriman — ideal that man should strive to finish with the
    • produced, Through this Ahrimanic idea, the Earth might
    • ideas which can draw our attention to the possibilities of
    • from the ancient ideas of Nirvana which then was a striving
    • The old ideas
    • Earth. If I look up to the world of the Stars and form ideas
    • hardly experiences anything of such ideas if he only turns to
    • resolved to take earnestly such ideas as those we have
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    • hands and that he has caught at the idea of a threefold
    • me, in idea, the men of today who would be able to accept it,
    • would be able to follow these things in theory have no idea
    • fought out of the spirit. A very idealistic academic
    • hierarchies looked upon it as their ideal to arrive at a
    • the idea comes into one's head: Today in our higher schools
    • attained their ideal of completion. It is not denied that men
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    • and that he entirely agreed with the idea of the
    • theoretically have as a rule no idea that anyone who wishes,
    • no fight. Some idealistic academic manifesto may be issued
    • Atlantean period. It was the ideal of these higher
    • to-day with its confused ideas of Divinity which so easily
    • represents their ideal of perfection, would be the last to
    • not merely because I had any idea that it might somehow prove
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    • with ideas which can lead us, as men, into the spiritual
    • the window of the carriage and gets accustomed to the idea
    • abstract idea of the journey. The travellers' inner knowledge
    • connected with something else. Anyone who has an idea that
    • again later at an age when people used to have ideals as
    • for arbitrary ideals, but for the whole of humanity, a
    • appellation to theoretical pedagogics, for the general idea
    • produced by these men have no idea that they have been
    • idea of what was to be found in a book about Anthroposophy.
    • and not shut oneself up in preconceived ideas, We must open
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    • also arises in the soul in the form of ideas and concepts but
    • only with ideas concerning the natural world, man is making
    • dim feeling. But ideas that arise from this region of man's
    • kinds of nebulous ideas by theologians and others who know
    • in everyday life of thoughts and ideas which are the natural
    • understand ideas such as that of the Temple represented in
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    • supposed. Few people have any idea that, subconsciously and
    • intellectual and without artistic feeling, for any idea,
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    • idealistically, or makes his an Impressionist or
    • speaks of seership, of clairvoyance, the usual idea is that
    • the ideas about self-knowledge held by ‘Mystics’
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    • incarnation. It is this basic idea which we have been considering in
    • an idea and the object that is pictured by the idea. These theories
    • of knowledge, idea, truth, wisdom, is not that of enabling us to form
    • vision of what is weaving and surging between the ideal and inner pictures
    • have given you some idea of the significance of all that lives in our
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    • the Mysteries whose highest ideal was gradually to penetrate
    • the true idea when the human being, standing in the centre of
    • But the idea
    • able to consider reverently that the ideas imparted to us are
    • Plato called the ideal of “wisdom”. He named it
    • said must be a principle, a lofty anthroposophical ideal. The
    • if the moral ideal of truth is thought, felt and perceived in
    • all directions, for this ideal must be what the virtue of the
    • ideal not merely instinctively, but which has a conscious
    • as transformed temperance. The ideal of practical wisdom
    • sixth post-Atlantean age, will be the ideal virtue which
    • vision of humanity as an ideal of the most distant future. We
    • for through Anthroposophy the idea of karma will have entered
    • virtues correspond with karma. Through the idea of karma man
    • still is from this ideal we see when we consider him more
    • idea of karma, is something which might also be a subject for
    • will find how fruitful these ideas are if you carry them
    • before us not merely an abstract ideal of universal
    • Intellectual-Soul and the Spiritual-Soul, that this ideal
    • but you can develop further in your own minds many ideas
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    • their formulas; they actually have no idea about all that these
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    • have not devised any ideas which we intend arbitrarily to
    • only those ideas which have been gradually prepared
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    • ourselves during our conscious life on earth with all the ideas
    • these than the passively acquired ideas of ordinary
    • actually only wake up with sensory thoughts and ideas together
    • as an idea continues down into our limbs as an idea, so that we
    • remains inhibited during sleep. First we have only the idea.
    • Then it all goes down into an unconscious state. Then the idea
    • remains only in abstract ideas, must be involved in these
    • to describe tomorrow. Today I wanted only to evoke the idea of
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    • time. Such impulses cannot be derived from views and ideas of
    • ideals. But life is shared with people of different cultures
    • an ideal to provide concrete knowledge about life's deepest
    • any so-called modern ideas. Just consider how rigid was the
    • while in Spain the young king is obliged to allow new ideas
    • a vestige of ideas and ideals. No social system can endure
    • ideas about what is regarded as spiritually the most exalted.
    • on an individual's inner life. The thoughts and ideas a
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    • some of the basic ideas of spiritual science. You will come
    • to see that these basic ideas are the “above,”
    • case, repetitions help to make these basic ideas clearer, as
    • life. However, when ideas behind words seem to have no
    • meaning, it is not always the ideas that are at fault. In
    • which at present we can only look to as a far-distant ideal.
    • such a consciousness enhanced, you will get an idea of the
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    • the child with whom he has contact must be his ideals; the
    • child must also choose such ideals from history and
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    • change. Those who shudder at the idea of teleology must
    • ideals. When we compare a person with a savage, we realize
    • modern ideas concerned with medicine are extremely vague. If
    • If our concepts and ideas about the world and life are sound,
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    • being occupied with religious ideas. Yet the most curious
    • religious person becomes mentally ill, his religious ideas
    • become distorted. Had he been steeped in materialistic ideas,
    • ideas in this realm. Many illnesses that in fact belong in
    • possessed by certain hallucinary ideas which, because they
    • imaginative, pictorial ideas and images are more akin to
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    • perception of the archetypal plant. The idea of the
    • entities. This is the realm of Imagination; of ideas that are
    • not abstract but creative images. Abstract concepts and ideas
    • who said that eternal ideas are behind everything. The
    • is built up from such spiritual images. These eternal ideas,
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    • presenting to the child ideal examples to
    • comes to expression as high ideals, beautiful hopes and
    • brought out during his school days. Ideals are not simply
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    • to connect even remotely adequate ideas. And indeed, it is
    • describing the ideal. Do not think that these things can be
    • also in what preceded Rosicrucian¬ism, the ideal of the
    • a moment at the true nature of the Holy Grail. This ideal is
    • height, a person will attain this ideal. When no impure
    • level the great future ideal of mankind, attainable when the
    • — mankind's highest ideal. He saw the whole of nature
    • Levi. This can provide an idea of what the signs look like,
    • into the ideal of a plant body, which will be the bearer of a
    • ideal, one's watchword. It stands as the symbol for a human
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    • striven for a similar clarity in the ideas they derive from
    • separate ways, he saw their working together as an ideal,
    • such an ideal form. He thought to recognize it in ancient
    • distant ideal the existence of selflessness within the arts.
    • future ideal, he was referred to as “the
    • related this idea to the discoveries of foreign lands; the
    • Wagner's great ideal and the sense in which he wanted to
    • Wagner's basic idea was of mystical origin; he wanted to
    • corresponding to this ideal — a feminine aspect with
    • link him with a particular name. The ideal was seen in the
    • and mobile ideas. If taken in a narrow, pedantic sense, we
    • the Middle Ages. Before that happened, another idea, as it
    • Victor was never performed, but the idea it embodied was
    • a beautiful interpretation of this idea, taking it as far as
    • this idea in 1856.
    • idea, that of death — the two polar concepts to which
    • ideal — the ideal that human beings shall attain a higher
    • other creative ideas pushed those concerned with Parsifal
    • desire nature. As an ideal this is depicted as a pure holy
    • Grail. At one time he meant to incorporate the idea into his
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    • more religious age. Nor can a person have any idea of the
    • that says: I look up to a godlike ideal of man, the seed of
    • ideal. With this insight into spiritual development man
    • ideal; through what he is, is revealed what we shall become.
    • form an idea of this connection is to think of the
    • Omega. Indeed, we recognize it as the ultimate ideal, the
    • I” in all its greatness and might, and you have an idea
    • ideal. They are those mentioned in the Sermon on the Mount as:
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    • caught up in the old ideas. The attempts at social renewal were met
    • must say to ourselves: the contemporary world is full of ideals
    • ideals by those who believe in them and are in the service of them
    • is generally demanded when such a representation of ideals is brought
    • demanded; but what is mostly demanded is that the asserted ideal
    • an assertion of the ideal is that an absolute agreement is demanded.
    • – a spiritually ideal counterbalance to everything connected to
    • ideal spiritual movement with any other, which also calls itself
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    • make the greatest effort to form his ideas and concepts.
    • ideas himself on the objects around him, if I may express this
    • told you that man is awake in his thoughts and ideas; but when,
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    • but a living water. You would get a totally wrong idea of what the water
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    • conceived as the highest religious ideas to something that people often
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    • conditions? Can we resolve to use the ideas and skills we have
    • through their will and their ideas. You know too that the most
    • senses, we have no idea that wherever we look there are
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    • scientists' ideal to be able to calculate future occurrences
    • mathematically on the basis of past ones. Ideally, scientists
    • This diarrhea of undigested ideas is not caused by an excessive
    • flood of his ideas cannot break through the dams of art, for
    • ideas into the direction that will show you that we can only
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    • forgotten, and how that remarkable idea took hold of
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • will have less belief in moral ideals. Outer dictates will be
    • although the physicists already have the ideal of the sixth age
    • even gradually lose the capacity to form any idea of anything
    • ideas, and the resultant movement we designate
    • functioning according to the laws of the association of ideas,
    • at any price. On no account ought the motivating ideas be
    • given ideas they cannot fully grasp and that surround them with
    • awaken his soul to the ideals of spiritual science, yet you
    • ought to acquire ideas and knowledge about spiritual
    • to bring home to people is that we should not take these ideas
    • again that we have to gather a great number of ideas to arrive
    • comparing it with outer reality. They assume that an idea is
    • extremely obvious idea, that people think they are great
    • see it has already become an ideal, this eliminating of
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    • who have died having gained ideas of the spiritual world in
    • one cannot arrive in this way at a concrete idea of
    • get an idea of what one understands by “physical
    • body. Observing the old man, you will gradually get an idea
    • in imaginative ideas is helped, my dear friends. It is an
    • civilization. In the school this creation of concrete ideas
    • we would not be able to have any clear idea of our own self,
    • imagery in ideas.
    • period: idealists will be present, and materialists. But the
    • danger for the idealists will always be that of entering
    • a Lenin? In their idea materialists easily become luciferic,
    • Idealists: Ideas can easily become luciferic:
    • Materialists: Ideas can easily become ahrimanic,
    • idealists and materialists are exposed to similar dangers
    • period—the idealists to both the luciferic and the
    • ahrimanic: only from the side of ideas to the luciferic, from
    • exposed to the ahrimanic more, in their ideas., and to the
    • that will be a source of error. Whether he be idealist or
    • processes on a higher level. Such ideas must become as living
    • speak to man. How many can have any clear idea today when one
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    • blossom such ideas of rights as will be felt as a kind of
    • developed which men can see as their ideal economic life. But
    • consciousness. You see, these ideals naturally appear to be
    • arise in people who have the goodwill accept social ideas the
    • very much men today continue to exhibit ideas that they
    • lives in the ideas as driven mankind into the frightful
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    • concepts and ideas. They do not want to set out on an investigation
    • grasps something of world perspective. And in the summing up of his ideas
    • when it comes to saying: In what do these wise ideas consist that are
    • to succeed the old deluded ideas? It is just such men who immediately
    • fall back on any kind of deluded ideas that have become mere fine words.
    • ideas which have driven mankind to the present fearful destiny. My dear
    • ideas. Were you to ask a law abiding upholder of the Roman Catholic
    • necessity for reshaping the ideas that were unable to save men from
    • uphold the ideas professed by the church in medieaval times. Others have
    • developed these ideas. And among those who have developed them is, for
    • a concept, the nature of an idea, and so on. To put it briefly, these
    • History of Idealism by Otto Willmann, a thorough going Catholic
    • animal always stops at mere detailed, unindividual ideas, whereas man
    • we are not to prefer going back to the old conceptions with the idea
    • in you that animals do not lack abstract ideas but actually live in
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    • to what is the idea behind evolution, that is, one turns to the path
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    • for having ideas, into action, in the conception he loses his own identity.
    • to have no trace of it in us, could we have andy ideas about it. The
    • you to sleep, my dear friends! For it was not written with the idea
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    • idea that for human perception the divine-spiritual is in some way to
    • is with necessity driven by all this to the idea of a being in addition
    • as idea, lived on in the sacrifice of the Mass. To all intents and purposes
    • or less as an idealised man, as an idealised man raised to the level
    • ideal man Christ-Jesus, And this was bound up with the outlook concerning
    • the kingdom of ideas. When he spoke of ideas, it was not to the abstract
    • ideas spun by modern men Plato looked up. Plato's ideas are the very
    • of nature in accordance with ideas must be bound up with the moral ordering
    • the idea will come to you: here in the soul of a man is living a new
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    • day she was deep in many great ideas about our world-outlook—those
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    • human being has no idea what it means to live in an endless
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    • itself. One goes along with the idea of being convinced,
    • Goetheanistic ideas are presented. That begins at a specific
    • ideas — was nothing other than a mirror-image of reality.
    • knowledge, constructed from an accumulation of ideas about the
    • really struggled once with conceptual knowledge, with an idea
    • thus, through this idea, express everything which has been thus
    • ideas. There is a worry that something had been lost along the
    • feeling in this situation. Once a conceptual idea is taken up,
    • an idea which was not fully expressed, to once again bring it
    • ideas which one usually seeks to interpret “Faust”;
    • striving, spiritual idealist and Wagner hobbles in on the stage
    • a complete different kind of comprehension and types of ideas
    • one imagination to another, from one idea to the next idea in
    • reality itself in order for the idea to unfold itself in our
    • ideas, then the bridge can be built, to find the illusionary
    • world with our life's work and our individual ideas — we
    • within ideas, be it in social or political fields, lives
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    • imaginations, thoughts and ideas would this individuality
    • evening, going through your ideas and experiences, how much of
    • karmic ideas on a trial basis at least, because we can't remain
    • earnestly focus on examining this karmic idea, pose such a
    • exploring the karma-idea and its inherent truth, if you want to
    • bring it to a certain stage of development. The Karma-idea is
    • ideas flowing through the anthroposophic world stream come as
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    • purely intellectual ideas of the world. We must be able to view the
    • see the overcoming of the mere Renaissance idea. The setting of windows
    • shall see tomorrow, there is a marked effort to carry out this idea
    • to give you a conception of the idea one receives in approaching the
    • properly balanced frame of mind. This is no puzzled-out idea, it has
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    • idea of the inside architecture. This idea of the inside architecture
    • as it appears at present from the outside, the idea called up through
    • a way is cut off from the rest of the world, and containing an idea
    • the Building is an attempt to express the idea which has inspired the
    • idea, You can be sure when you look at the next picture (1A) that it
    • in all the ideas expressed in this Building. Whereas elsewhere one finds
    • essential new element that has been brought into the idea of this Building.
    • as a composition that has not come into being as an isolated idea.
    • the idea merely intellectually it may seem to you as if evolution consists
    • of complexity. That is however not the case. A wholly false idea of
    • It is just when we follow the idea of evolution in Art asp I had to
    • to know nature not only in intellectual ideas but to grasp her forms
    • in the way that science till now has done to get at nature with ideas
    • are otherwise intellectual ideas and so-called natural laws, for nature
    • creates not in intellectual ideas but in pictures and in imaginations.
    • ideas hut in pictures, in legends, in myths, and through pictures and
    • ideas. Anything fruitful for the future must be born out of an imaginative
    • playing with ideas. And the main thing is that we deal with the clearest
    • of the idea that if we want to attain to spiritual truth, we can go
    • to the way in which this idea with regard to walls is apparent in a
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    • an idea from these copies of what is meant by the paintings of the dome,
    • world must be something more than a mere intellectual idealistic set
    • of ideas. It must be an intuitive perception. We must be able to think
    • in colours, in forms, just as we think in ideas and thoughts. We must
    • ideas, effects of what is intended to he artistic. But of course that
    • “I” he had only an abstract idea in his mind. This is therefore
    • what is dead. All our ideas, all concepts which are the actual concepts
    • ideals in the search for knowledge. It would be unbearable to a feeling
    • of colour are, to him who possesses the creative idea of colour, that
    • heard, and to whom the place is only a geographical idea. I wanted to
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    • nature, did not consist merely of concepts, ideas and
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    • have a correct idea of how this Walpurgis-night fits in with
    • irony. The underlying idea of linking this scene with the
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    • Shadowy concepts and Ideas filled with Reality
    • Shadowy concepts and Ideas filled with Reality
    • familiar ideas of Spiritual Science. For, in these ideas, all
    • he was giving form to the ideas thus living in him, the
    • hearts, we are able to form a very clear idea of the frame of
    • wiser with their old traditional knowledge and ideas. So we
    • the time: Why, yes, certainly an an idea, as your idea, you
    • the idea. You created the idea of your own boots, but it was
    • you made your own boots, though you may have created the idea
    • even Schopenhauer's philosophy of The World as Idea,
    • ideas that savour rather of the tavern, such as: Ah, we
    • life to thrive at all, and how unwholesome are the ideas
    • by Persephone, he felt that no ideas or concepts from the
    • today arise. There are now, certainly, people with idealistic
    • natures, but they are the idealists of a materialistic age,
    • through emotion, and these idealists blow their own trumpets
    • concepts and reality. For the pure idealist — naturally
    • idealism is always worthy of recognition — not
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    • idea of the Mothers.
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    • which proceed not only their ideas but their feelings, their
    • or ideas in ordinary life are no more than the corpses of that
    • life he only has the idea in an abstract form. Now he
    • the Witches' Kitchen Scene we have an Idea that has become
    • life of ideas. if Faust had merely seen the picture as he saw
    • ideas — the beauty of Helena, as in the picture in the
    • emerges in the Invocation Scene is no longer merely an idea
    • Ideation,
    • recent lectures! The concepts, the ideas, that lead to such
    • human beings live in ideas that are proved absurd by the
    • fabric in their ideas. As soon as the fifth, post-Atlantean
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    • only so far as the ideas are concerned; but it will depend on
    • ideas.
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    • yet come to him in clearly defined ideas. A poet whose
    • been known to Goethe in definite ideas. Nor can it be said
    • ideal which Goethe had before him. What can man know about
    • something about Homunculus, not about Homo. The ideas we form
    • belief of Goethe's that the only ideas which could be
    • acquired in his day, the ideas which could be acquired from
    • one's soul life in such ideas as existed in an age that was
    • impression, one's ideas acquire an added truth. This feeling
    • more rubbish! They talk of Greek life, but have no ideas with
    • conscious, waking life in which our bright ideas run round,
    • we want to get an idea of what the other pole of the
    • scene to Greece, thinking that with ideas taken from Greek
    • Into the ideas
    • do not know it, but their ideas are influenced by what
    • element of confusion into modern ideas. And from a higher
    • point of view, most modern ideas are confused. They can only
    • friends, it is true — these ideas, these theories can
    • when I turn to the ideas of philistine science, I naturally
    • nothing from that quarter. But if I make use of such ideas as
    • accomplish with Greek ideas than with those of the present
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    • condition only as regards our ideas and part of our feelings,
    • distinction between those ideas that surge to and fro,
    • evoking all kinds of images as they come and go, ideas that
    • might easily be mistake for dreams, and those other ideas, in
    • of the whole world of human ideas does a man find that he
    • uses his will to connect one idea with another; whereas, in
    • abandons himself to the flow and the caprice of his ideas.
    • flow of your ideas, one idea calls up see another, how you
    • recall things long forgotten. You begin with an idea which
    • are fulfilled in idea. So that in the opinion of many people
    • carry the ideas, the images, of waking life into our
    • ideas — this layer of life that closely resembles
    • knowledge. Goethe is directing his thoughts and ideas to the
    • flexible ideas, he could grasp human life out of another
    • thoughts and ideas concerning what is left over from the Moon
    • the way on ideas and concepts. However great a genius a man
    • it a grievous human limitation that he should have no ideas,
    • ideas and life of Greece, he would come nearer to the
    • supersensible than with modern ideas. This was so deeply
    • continually strove to make his ideas as supple as were those
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    • aspects, an idea of the true basic character of the primal
    • idealist on the one side, realist on the other but took the
    • outer phenomena realistically, and in an idealistic way what
    • was to be understood idealistically. He did not, however
    • it led in a wholesome way — if his ideas are really
    • understood? How is it that for present day man idealism and
    • certain concepts, ideas, about the spiritual. These are so
    • interpreting herself. Not to weave fantastic ideas about
    • ideas about natural phenomena, these concepts take their
    • future is that mankind should go more deeply into the ideas
    • be stock of ideas that we may take it he has when 42 years
    • all the concepts and ideas he can find. If he looks about in
    • outlook, which then, however, with the ideas of his time he
    • and comprehensible idea of immortality is established.
    • abstract theories, the striving for an abstract idealism on
    • the mission field. Thus, a popular ideal limited by national
    • communal ideal of Christianity.
    • — or, as we often say, idealistically — we shall
    • imagine, when once this idea of two-sidedness is really
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    • Wagner is capable of aspiring with ideally conceived physical
    • means, such ideally conceived means as would. naturally be
    • Now the idea
    • and so forth. There alone can the abstract idea of Homunculus
    • understanding through the senses. When Homunculus, the idea
    • that the ideas about these Samothracian Mysteries about the
    • Kabiri divinities, permeated all the various ideas the Greeks
    • held about the Gods, all their ideas concerning the
    • was convinced that his idea of human immortality was a legacy
    • he owed the idea of man's immortality, the idea of man's
    • the abstract human idea of Homunculus might be united
    • first three. The old ideas of the Kabiri centered round the
    • vision, Goethe believed he could change the idea of a
    • the ideas about the Gods depend on this impulse of the Greeks
    • these ideas there was an exoteric and an esoteric side. The
    • asks himself: Can the idea of the abstract Homunculus perhaps
    • holy Kabiri, Goethe wished, above all, to raise the idea of
    • figures of the ancient Gods, must try to form an idea of the
    • idea of Homunculus to the idea of Homo, and to present man's
    • that can lead only to raising the idea of Homunculus to that
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    • comes into the idea of Homunculus. Yesterday I went more
    • us consider his more obvious meaning. In his Homunculus-idea
    • this as with a problem of knowledge: How can the idea of Homo
    • grow out of the idea of Homunculus?
    • lead to the idea of Homunculus. As far as possible, during
    • easily see what lay beneath this idea of his. — Goethe
    • no importance) by the idea of Homunculus, the only idea to be
    • him into his sleep-knowledge the idea of Homunculus acquired
    • superstitious pedants have really no idea how small a part
    • body in Imaginations. Unless the abstract idea of Homunculus
    • and above the abstract idea of Homunculus, through which it
    • might grow to the idea of Homo.
    • conception, the abstract Homunculus-idea can become that of
    • this idea, seen from outside the physical body, is planted
    • the crown of this metamorphosis-idea, that appears for us
    • stages of the idea of metamorphosis which flows on into
    • metamorphosis-idea. Proteus appears in his various forms that
    • birth, the supersensible birth, of the Homunculus-idea is
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    • from man having to think, having to form ideas, as he lives
    • and forming ideas, sometimes more of willing. Hence, for the
    • consider the one pole of forming ideas, thinking, and then
    • farther. And he says: Thinking, the forming of ideas, drives
    • scale from instinct up to the purest spiritual ideals. In all
    • ideals, willing is deployed. But now, if we are to try and
    • the most acceptable idea is evolutionary advance in a
    • the earlier — this is an abnormal idea of present-day
    • from all this, my dear friends? It follows that the idea of
    • so on. This again is a worthless idea, for it takes no
    • account at all of the rhythm of life. According to this idea
    • Haeckel's idea, then, my dear friends, there would have
    • essential that men should discard the idea of a straight line
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    • ideal and can allow this to penetrate us each moment. No moment
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    • wonderful edifice of his ideas.
    • pursuit of natural science, rise to the idea of a Divine being,
    • idealisation of our art historian; we must combat his phantasy,
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    • certainly gain a good idea of what intellectualism is. We need
    • have little idea how altogether different people were in mind
    • such an idea as a theoretical concept. He may even understand
    • has the rather strange idea that the thoughts spring forth
    • This idea was wrestling for the civilisation of Europe at that
    • Nevertheless, if their idea had become dominant in Europe, only
    • itself in the ‘I think.’ The idea of immortality would have
    • that surrounds the earth. This idea was violently attacked by
    • for the idea of the individuality of man, as against the other
    • aware that this was being said, that this idea existed, —
    • the Dominican Order. Only then do we gain an idea of how much
    • defending ideas or theories, it seems as though it were a
    • men upheld as their ideas. But in a case such as I am now
    • learned that it is a false and heretical idea to conceive, with
    • ideas as they possess. But within the words there were often
    • other cure, no other healing for these social ideas,
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    • words of human language that can give any adequate idea of the awful
    • feel in his mound during the winter. There is an idea that the Earth
    • idea of annihilation at death distasteful to him. Think about all that
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    • ideas extending beyond the merely utilitarian, who has no desire to
    • we fall asleep, this Angel is waiting as it were for the idealistic
    • through the Gate of Death. But the idealistic thoughts and feelings,
    • asleep and our idealistic experiences reach to the Angel, this Angel
    • ears are in the physical world. And the more idealistic thoughts and
    • Archangels what he has received from us through the ‘idealistic’
    • very little in the way of idealistic thoughts and feelings, of human
    • new birth. In a man who has brought through death no idealistic
    • former earthly life they had little human love or idealism. Already in
    • of Death by our idealistic thoughts — by what love and religious
    • permeated it with idealism. But when we have passed through the
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    • The idea is put before man in such a way that his longings are
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    • that it was able to give him. It was not only the ideas which he
    • many young people who introduce all kinds of philosophical ideas
    • philosophy or of philosophical ideas and notions. On the other hand
    • in life which was the ideal of his father and mother, deeply
    • his mind was the idea of a voluntary death. Then, just at the
    • There in Switzerland his thoughts turned to the ideas which were
    • his mind that those were the ideas which deserved primary
    • deep religious feeling and acute intellect with the new ideas of
    • human happiness, human rights and the high ideals of humanity.
    • the ideas themselves, however excellent these may be.
    • bestowed upon mankind. And in Fichte's soul, all the ideas derived
    • the ideas he had assimilated from Kant, but also to immerse himself
    • at Zurich, in all those ideas about the aims and ideals of humanity
    • of his own thoughts about human ideals and endeavours with the
    • ideas now passing through the world. He was so independent a nature
    • inevitable conclusions on the ideas about human progress then held
    • the highest that no higher ideal of knowledge could ever be found,
    • was the ideal which now hovered before Fichte's eyes.
    • engaged in working out his ideas within himself, he received a
    • utmost satisfaction the idea of introducing into this famous College
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    • I would still like to give you some idea how people felt their
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    • sentiments, feelings and ideas it contains had their origin in an age
    • ideas, serving for everyday life, are sufficient for it; how little
    • read only words, only concepts and ideas. There are even those —
    • wrestled with another kind of human knowledge, with those ideas,
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    • idea, it was new, especially in regard to Arjuna's situation.
    • philosophers in particular have most distorted ideas about thought,
    • of external sense reality. They imagine that concepts and ideas and
    • and ideas, but no one could think abstractly, could have
    • thoughts and ideas, if he were not clairvoyant. In our ordinary
    • thinking the pearl of clairvoyance is contained from the start. Ideas
    • and ideas. We must realize that these come to us from the
    • concepts and ideas come into the human soul, not from the world of
    • souls, “O, Man, make bold to claim thy concepts and ideas as
    • where I showed that human ideas
    • their concepts and ideas. They must have had the feeling, “In
    • the one hand you experience the majesty of the world of ideas that is
    • and time in order to be together with your concepts and ideas.
    • to you that the world of ideas has now drawn together as in a single
    • ideas. You become utterly bewildered in your world of ideas, an
    • experience in your world of ideas, when the full cup of doubt in all
    • which your ideas have come. Now only, after the bitterness of doubt,
    • to be, since you imagined that the ideas had come into your soul from
    • world of ideas having experienced its origin in the spiritual worlds?
    • me my world of ideas.”
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    • without trying to get a clear idea of the peculiar life that the soul
    • idea that there is anything remarkable in the revelations of our
    • a clear idea of his dream experiences, learning something from them
    • have no idea that beneath the threshold of consciousness we are quite
    • reluctance he lessens it. The idea that he does not want to enter
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    • for immortality and therefore invents the idea of it, but rather that
    • like now to give you an idea of how one's consciousness in this realm
    • definite feelings and ideas or perhaps views about the Christ —
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    • the custom of teaching children religious ideas. He points out that
    • no religious ideas. Therefore it is unnatural to inculcate these
    • ideas into children. Now we can be certain that this Calendar
    • was permeated with the idea of gravity, the effects of Newton's
    • the heavenly bodies. The idea of gravity was especially extended in
    • imbedded in these ideas and how widely they influenced political and
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    • like to approach such spiritual creations from the ideal or
    • preconceived ideas, he is wanting a spiritual world just like the
    • I tried to give an idea of the form of the first four
    • vision. A sound idea of the artistic composition of this poem may be
    • in our souls the ideas presented to us in this part of the song.
    • increasing current of feeling and idea. First, immortality is the
    • life. We are led on to the idea, so familiar to the man of India, of
    • discourses we try to make the ideas borrowed from ordinary life
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    • is a very simple idea, but sound.
    • the idea that regenerative forces must be present building up the
    • the inner being of man to the highest ideal of individual strength,
    • majesty of the Christ-Idea. On the contrary, by shedding the light of
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    • evolution that is important concerning those ideas we must have in
    • thinkers would like to make these ideas their own.
    • it our ideal to truly understand all the masterpieces of the human
    • spirit. If we feel this ideal through and through and consider what
    • have mentioned. They were striving to grasp the world in ideas and
    • of the ideas, were experienced quite differently by the men of that
    • to show how different is the whole configuration of feeling and idea
    • importance to the ideal concepts these words imply in the
    • a little nearer to an idea of their meaning. When man today
    • our present intelligence we cannot penetrate life. The ideal now is
    • have come nearer to the idea of life by producing external forms that
    • idea of sattwa.
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    • is permeated by feelings and shades of meaning saturated with ideas of sattwa,
    • idea of those important concepts by making use of present-day
    • which gives us an idea of how different men were then. They called
    • who receives the light of ideas, of feelings and sentiments streaming
    • way we can best read the ideas of sattwa, rajas, and tamas. In
    • ourselves with the feeling these ideas give we can apply them to
    • everything that surrounds us. These ideas are really comprehensive.
    • does not build up concepts and ideas about the world but just lives
    • has to do so by learning to understand his surroundings through ideas
    • At first we are gradually made acquainted with its ideas as
    • more preliminary ideas before we set out to answer this question. Let
    • concepts and ideas, but pictures like those of our dreams today. Thus
    • ideas. This is really true, that Shankaracharya would today introduce
    • the ideas of Solovieff, Hegel and Fichte to his revering disciples as
    • active, in order to get ideas and concepts of our surrounding world.
    • after all we really penetrate into their depths. Another idea follows
    • of these ideas are inconvenient. It is the sad fate of that movement
    • on and upheld by pure devotion to the ideal of truthfulness. In our
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    • Thoughts, ideas, judgments, must be for the would-be Initiate what
    • picture. In ordinary physical life thoughts and ideas are an end in
    • real idea of it only when it is no longer there.
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    • necessary change in their ideas. They struggled against it because to
    • feet. All the resistance of those times against this new idea sprang
    • idea of the enormous extent of indolence, love of ease, among
    • upon the idea that all men should be free to compete in the exchange
    • Enthusiasts and intellectual idealists, those who already experience
    • Nowadays men build up plenty of abstract ideas on this subject.
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    • Parsifal: the ideal of later Initiation. Present-day Mysteries are an
    • Now it is extraordinarily difficult to speak in ideas and concepts
    • abstract ideas. And the whole of the hostility to the Grail was
    • the figure of Parsifal, this ideal of the later Initiation in so far
    • in circles wedded to materialistic or monistic ideas; but then certain
    • and to the ideas which hold it together — these concepts set up
    • commercial and industrial life, or absorbs only the ideas of
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    • whole range. Only so can we see its high ideal. To believe that an
    • ideal is not necessary for action is a great error. A man without
    • ideals is a man without power. The function of an ideal in life is
    • same nature. Let us then rise to the thought of the ideal of humanity
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    • in regard to the ideas we find expressed in Nature. They must have
    • It is a false idea on the part of certain mystics to disparage the
    • The pyramids will perish in the course of the centuries but the ideas
    • soul of Raphael and the ideas which his creations represent will be
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    • given rise to mistaken ideas as to the real goal of occult science. It
    • systematic opposition, allowing the ideas to work upon us and
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    • very depths by certain ideas able to impel it towards its source.
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    • was no drinking of alcohol, the idea of previous existences and of
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    • He was looking at a fragment of a sheep's skull, and another idea came
    • to him — an idea still more significant in regard to human
    • fundamental idea of man is the idea of the body in action.) The
    • disciple must cultivate the idea that in the sum-total of things, his
    • following comparison will give us some idea of what is meant. We
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    • his acts be collected and an idea of the character will be presented
    • Purgatory. The idea of the fire of Purgatory which is laughed at by
    • confusion and chaos of ideas, culminating in error, insanity and
    • destroyed. In the astral world, every feeling, every idea is a visible
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    • poem, Die Geheimnisse, which expresses the ideal of the Rosicrucians.
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    • This gives us some idea of the function performed by the astral body
    • The following objection to the idea of re-incarnation is sometimes
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    • creation has proceeded; it is the home of the Ideas of
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    • associate ideas and to calculate — which he could not do before. On the
    • This creative power is not generated by any intellectual idea but
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    • physical world we evolve ideas simply by means of the sense organs and
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    • To gain an idea of this evolution we must have recourse not to
    • quality that is not contained in the pure idea. The picture is a
    • scholars regard living beings as mere machines and reject the idea of
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    • cold form of the idea; but under the influence of these Spirits
    • capable of enthusiasm for ideas, of being passionately for them or
    • Faith turns to the eternal Ideas, the ‘Mother-Ideas’ lying
    • oriental philosophy. It is said that the idea of a Redeemer of men
    • accept the idea of individual help, may we not conceive that a far
    • If men would steep themselves in these ideas, they would realise that
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    • of the future from the past, and strive to realise the ideal of this
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    • sight. You can get some idea of astral vision if you think of
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    • outer sense world into spiritual life. The idea of the raven
    • born blind) if one bases it on the idea of reincarnation. One
    • of reincarnation and karma as a generally accepted idea was
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    • These early lectures are a good introduction to the ideas and content
    • later gave rise to potent ideas, the fruits of which are in countless
    • power but not the ideas to carry out a particular project. The letter
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    • — this happens with very many people and they mostly have no idea
    • give you some idea of these floating colours. But the astral colour-images
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    • animals. With a highly educated man, or an idealist such as Schiller
    • to have had communication with H. P. Blavatsky. To Langsdorf the idea
    • she really did reject and oppose the idea of reincarnation. She herself
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    • and though it is difficult to give an idea of the bliss that goes with
    • a picture of all this for yourselves, you will have some idea of the
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    • the law of karma and the idea of reincarnation is bound up with the
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    • ideas, experiences, feelings, and all this produces great changes in
    • anything about Theosophy; think of the new ideas you have acquired and
    • all through life. Ideas and experiences change quickly; it is just the
    • changing ideas is somewhat like the relation of the hour-hand of a clock
    • The ideas, feelings and
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    • These early lectures are a good introduction to the ideas and content
    • civilisations. We may conclude, then, that the idea of conscience, in
    • terms of moral ideas, but in accordance simply with the pleasure he
    • further idea. Imagine that ancient condition of humanity when nothing
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    • These early lectures are a good introduction to the ideas and content
    • and ideals.
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    • When he sent out his thoughts into the colony, his ideas and precepts
    • Atlantean did not raise himself to his God through concepts and ideas.
    • ideas and concepts through which I may transform the world of external
    • political institutions for centuries ahead. The Greek drew his ideas
    • idea that the Earth stands still. It was an error, he taught, to believe
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    • get some idea of how time appears in the astral world. A small experience
    • tranquillity into the course of thinking. You must take a definite idea,
    • the original idea. Even if you do this for only a minute, it can be
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    • very elementary ideas about them; a more highly cultured man will have
    • different and better ideas, but no-one will say that anyone else's ideas
    • is an idea which opens up a great perspective for the future; and when
    • there are moral ideas, such for example as the following, from
    • idea which has no sense-perceptible counterpart, you allow your mind
    • to rest in it and your soul to be filled with it. Then you let the idea
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    • We are usually told that faith was shaken by the ideas of Copernicus,
    • a person has outgrown this idea, not only in theory but in feeling,
    • serious. They instil into patients the idea that matter has no real
    • higher than love and peace has not thoroughly understood the idea of
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    • come to the idea of freedom. You come to causal conditioning. If you
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    • lies far away from present-day ideas.
    • ideas are often very childish, and if one uncovers them and shows
    • easily, even though to a small degree, from compulsive ideas. The
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    • association of ideas such as the ordinary person does not have.
    • desire at a certain age to follow none but one's own ideas, not to
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    • true cause when a physical illness appeared. This idea was carried
    • shortsighted ideas, one certainly will not perceive real connections.
    • earth-lives, namely, soul-spiritual ideas — which make his
    • rabies idea. Something like a cure takes place through life itself,
    • least he has given up the idea that he might go mad. That fear had
    • certain ideas can be expressed in this abstract way, but they remain
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    • for the world outside us. People have simply accepted the idea that
    • You can see that the ideas
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    • of knowledge from what others have. By contrast, the idea that some
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    • who talk so glibly about spiritualism, idealism, and the like are
    • thoughts and ideas about the world when these were filled with more
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    • extremely profound idea in which there is very much truth. For the
    • upper and lower gods someone can very easily entertain the false idea
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    • come to the idea of freedom. You come to causal conditioning. If you
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    • lies far away from present-day ideas.
    • ideas are often very childish, and if one uncovers them and shows
    • easily, even though to a small degree, from compulsive ideas. The
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    • true cause when a physical illness appeared. This idea was carried
    • shortsighted ideas, one certainly will not perceive real connections.
    • earth-lives, namely, soul-spiritual ideas — which make his
    • rabies idea. Something like a cure takes place through life itself,
    • least he has given up the idea that he might go mad. That fear had
    • certain ideas can be expressed in this abstract way, but they remain
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    • of knowledge from what others have. By contrast, the idea that some
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    • who talk so glibly about spiritualism, idealism, and the like are
    • thoughts and ideas about the world when these were filled with more
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    • extremely profound idea in which there is very much truth. For the
    • upper and lower gods someone can very easily entertain the false idea
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    • our ideas, impressions and perceptions, yet in no way coincides with
    • himself, our ideas cannot be confined to that world itself. No
    • science equipped only with ideas borrowed from the world of the
    • the soul, and try to get some idea of the creative power inherent in
    • ourselves as far as possible from the familiar, and from the ideas
    • idea we get when we say “In the beginning,” which is
    • ideas which we use today to describe processes in the external
    • his consciousness. Suppose that the second complex of ideas which
    • one of the nature of thought or ideation, that is, one which
    • “Elohim.” Whoever wishes to get an idea of what
    • Then we shall be able to get at least some idea of their nature. They
    • begin with, only as an ideal. Now think of a group of spiritual
    • the form of man. And the first-fruits of their musing is the idea of
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    • — that is bohu. And if you have formed this idea, and
    • awakening; groups of ideas arise in your souls. This is how
    • meet with finer conditions, of which we do not get a much better idea
    • idea of this finer etheric element permeating the organising
    • to say that Bet (B) aroused the idea of something enclosing,
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    • get an idea of the constitution of “air” at that time, we
    • bears the impress of the joint idea they had formed of their work. We
    • highest ideal. We feel ourselves to be of divine origin; but we feel
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    • soul-warmth, will give you a proximate idea of that interweaving
    • when our planetary existence began. We get an idea of the sublimity
    • much scorn has been heaped upon this naive idea of the creation of
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    • preceding lectures to form an idea as to how spiritual Beings, whom
    • life-ether. We try to acquire ideas about the nature of earth, water,
    • we can acquire no ideas of what lies behind it.
    • one is the calling up in memory of the idea of the rose, which could
    • yourselves familiar with such ideas. You must get used to the thought
    • of Will is matter, outspread solid matter. The commonly accepted idea
    • This crude simile really does give a fair idea of the sort of
    • as a group, had to grow beyond themselves. Let us try to get an idea
    • from everyday life, to help us to form some idea of this. Take the
    • same time this human being was only an idea, upon which they could
    • of this. The Bible is acquainted with the idea that the Elohim were
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    • course of evolution. We must get used to applying the idea of
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    • the one to bring to mankind true and fitting ideas about Christianity
    • difficult it is to find our way into the ideas presented in the
    • Gospels and in the Epistles of Paul — ideas that are so totally
    • have ceased to concern ourselves at all with such ideas. But it is a
    • ideas when he reads the words of Paul. Many present-day theologians
    • that we set out to gain a clear idea of the destiny that has befallen
    • super-sensible ideas. On the understanding of this event depends
    • its grave and when ideals and works of culture will no longer send
    • and are at the same time very far indeed from forming any true idea of
    • the Resurrection of which they speak; for a true idea of it can only
    • idea of the connection of the earthly with that which is beyond the
    • are the highest of all the beings of which you can form an idea. The
    • could not give credence to the ideas of natural science, appeared to
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    • such ideas about the social order issue from what is itself the
    • For this reason, people who cling to such ideas have no real right
    • ideals and then to bask in the glow of self-congratulation; this is
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    • past, the idea of a world-body peopled by a humanity forming one whole
    • earth. The aim and ideal of spiritual science is to rediscover this
    • and what is merely a mistaken idea. For what came into the evolution
    • after death as the fulfilment of his most treasured ideals — when
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    • Westerners weave such fantastic ideas to-day — has attained any
    • have false ideas, either about them, or about Intuition and the like,
    • to have a false idea of Christianity. But as men themselves make
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    • Christianity, as a religious idea. And after he had reached the
    • Nibelungs,” this central Idea of Christianity found still wider
    • — this is what the Christ Idea will be in the future, pervading
    • is contained in the Easter Idea, we shall find there a Christian
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    • as the great Ideal to which the innermost essence of man develops from
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    • great visions and prototypal Ideas which were then elaborated and
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    • and repulsion — that is a materialistic idea — but has in it
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    • awake, got the idea that he (or she) had dreamt it also. To
    • become familiar with the idea of reincarnation this looking back will
    • to-day a seer into the super-sensible worlds can gain some idea of what
    • draw ideas and words of the deepest significance from the very
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    • following idea arises in me: It is there, but I must accomplish an
    • comparable to touching a thing so as to get an idea of it. This inner
    • Now, there is one idea, one characteristic, which has indeed been
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    • have some idea of this, from what has previously been said. Thus we,
    • soul-life. We have no idea how clever we are in the subconscious
    • conceptions and ideas change on entering the spiritual world; not only
    • people are already greatly taken with this idea of ‘the concept
    • idealism, then he loves existence only. But in order that this
    • continually arise from time to time the Idealists, who lead humanity
    • to believe in ideals and their efficacy, in the power of Idealism in
    • the progress of history. These ideals of the ethical, the beautiful,
    • beautiful: if man were not capable of having ideals, if he could not
    • in on us from a spiritual world, as the ideals of humanity, that which
    • of history are in a special sense the bringers of ideals appear as
    • sense, spiritual messengers, as are the Idealists who come here on the
    • idealists impelled to the heavens, who become what they are, by going
    • position there to the idealists here on earth.
    • in the spiritual world as they last were, when here. The trivial ideas
    • tendency towards the ideal evolution of the earth by having carried up
    • reconcile oneself to acquiring the following idea of the spiritual:
    • here mingled with the earth as Ideal, is at the same time that which
    • is otherwise merely an abstract idea in our materialistic age, becomes
    • strong forces, working for the ideal to be really worked into earth
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    • because we are quite unaware of it, but we can at least form some idea
    • gradually to acquire ideas of a world quite different from the
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    • one and the same person. And as if in confirmation of this idea, silly
    • ‘Now, as this man and his name had gradually become a fixed idea
    • over afterwards. But while one puzzles out these ideas acquired
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    • his inner nature. In our present age those concepts and ideas are
    • fact remains that those concepts and ideas which are created in our
    • ideas. In reference to this the following may be mentioned. Our epoch
    • sighted. Our thinking throws out an idea in a pedantic fashion and
    • cannot get beyond it. It holds up this idea like a wooden mannequin
    • manner those ideas of which he is capable, turning them one after the
    • ‘You must go further and further. You must perfect your ideas
    • each day. You must develop the belief that your ideas can lead you
    • refine one's ideas, and to evolve higher. And he certainly no longer
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    • Today we will concern ourselves with three important ideas connected
    • ideals, duty, are bound up with the astral body. When one speaks of
    • living idea. Thirdly, the rose gives pleasure to the person and in
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    • these be changed into duties and ideals. Man can only pursue this path
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    • We can only form definite ideas about the Devas when we take our start
    • incarnations. The idea that was embodied in their lives then flows out
    • again into the world. One finds the same idea in a deeper form in
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    • an idea that has significance for the whole world-conception; that is,
    • ideas can be gained which are directly related to human life. It is
    • This ideal which man should attain in the distant future appears in
    • point to this as to an ideal, in the hope that one day, in other
    • with their instincts and passions they are involved in their ideas in
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    • replaces passions with ideals, instincts with duties, and develops
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    • When we approach religious writings with such ideas we find that the
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    • who were in a position to think with their intellect. All the ideas of
    • perfected, was lacking. Thinking was governed by the idea that
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    • ideas that ebb and flow within them. Something like this occurs
    • constant and varied flow of images, sensations, and ideas since in
    • postulating abstract ideas and concepts, but by means of pictures.
    • Johann Gottlieb Fichte, 1762-1814. German Idealist philosopher.
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    • it today, where concepts and ideas which — if things are to be
    • science, the idea of inwardness, of inner experience, is
    • concepts and ideas he acquires in order to understand outer phenomena
    • If one clings to current ideas it is easy to disavow many things and
    • and if we keep this idea in mind it will be a great help in
    • possibility of forming ideas, and in the experience of the Ego
    • It is different when, without preconceived ideas, we observe the soul
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    • start from the concepts and ideas developed in our consideration of
    • sound, the inner nature of concept and idea, and the inner nature of
    • speech-sound, concept or idea, and consciousness of self. In reality
    • ego being, the being in idea and the being in speech-sound, work
    • idea, congealed concept or conception, and as congealed sense of
    • ego being, what the sense of forming ideas can yield and undergo, and
    • from the outset Goethe could never reconcile himself to the idea that
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    • space is pervaded with light — but the idea that soul and spirit
    • Spiritual Science. But the ideas which have then to be assimilated are
    • latter method may indeed result in exceedingly clever ideas; but mere
    • to form some idea of how a solar eclipse can affect these radiations
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    • ideas, based on similarly materialistic thinking, of the genesis of
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    • and for always how impossible it is to acquire adequate ideas of the
    • With the easy-going methods by which people usually want to gain ideas
    • of the spiritual world, it is simply not possible to reach ideas that
    • ideas, even to the point of complete reversal. That is what many
    • between birth and death, we gain ideas about our planetary universe
    • Saturn-nature from the viewpoint of the Earth, we gain an idea of the
    • without any preconceived ideas, you look at the phenomena of the
    • ideas. The pictures of memory are really identical in nature with
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    • rule cleverer, capable of forming a combination of subtle ideas and of
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    • ideas as eternity and the passing moment, the light of the spirit and
    • point of view these ideas give, we shall return again to the power of
    • Eternity; we need only touch on this idea to feel resounding in us
    • We can gain an adequate idea of what we are considering if we turn our
    • are our ideas of an initiate — it is obvious that at the
    • beginning of these lectures only approximate ideas can be given of so
    • To gain a clear idea of this we may consider the etheric body in
    • true idea of the course of human evolution may be gained by thinking
    • value of all religions are genuinely understood. When these ideas
    • and quite wrong ideas may be formed about them. But in the course of
    • deeply into the whole life of the occident without having any idea of
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    • higher worlds without much preparation and with the ordinary ideas and
    • accustom ourselves to the necessity of submitting our ideas, concepts
    • correct ideas of the higher, super-sensible worlds. Because this is
    • conceptual life that is necessary if he would arrive at ideas about
    • For this, we must become familiar with the idea that everything is
    • We will proceed first of all from certain ideas to which we must all
    • ideas we form about the natural world, about the forces and laws of
    • nature. Side by side with all these ideas of ours, there exists in
    • our moral conceptions, thoughts and ideas. If a man takes accurate
    • of what we call moral concepts and ideas. We know that we must do the
    • same, too, when we want to gain a clear and objective idea of the
    • moral ideas that decide the world of a man, and indeed not only his
    • being according to the moral ideas that light up in his consciousness.
    • further we rise into higher worlds, the more do the concepts and ideas
    • processes of nature by calling moral ideas to his aid. In speaking,
    • case with these two ideas in the world of the senses.
    • We can gain some idea of all this at once if we turn to man's etheric
    • The idea, therefore, that moral qualities are faithfully expressed in
    • This gives some idea of how desires and cravings are real forces,
    • has within him is beautiful, and the other idea immediately arises
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    • ideas gained in our last lecture along with others if we are to
    • flow of impulses, cravings, sense impressions, ideas, intellectual
    • within the spiritual worlds. From this we can get some idea of how we
    • impulses, desires and passions, in his feelings, ideas, and the
    • feeling what can give us ideas about initiation. Let us assume that a
    • we think, we have an idea, one thought suggests another, and we
    • one must live deeply, of how little one corresponds to the great ideal
    • it,” we then have a concrete and correct idea of the so-called
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    • may help you to have a clear idea.
    • the higher hierarchies, and it will then be possible to gain an idea
    • for us in fully conscious sleep, we can form an idea, as in the case
    • world of which we are speaking, would never be struck by the idea that
    • in sensory existence, were to reject the idea of forming a
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    • worlds, we change our ideas and concepts. I should like to bring
    • can conjure up a true idea of himself knows that feeling and
    • lifetime. Are there not some who deny the idea of reincarnation
    • extend to super-sensible worlds the concepts and ideas gained from the
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    • anyone who could glean an idea of the Sistine Madonna, or of an
    • which they seek, put it into the forms and concepts of human ideas,
    • the combining and working out of ideas, do not take place in the
  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 1: The Four Spheres of the Inner Life
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    • pure ideals which the idealist draws down from his contact with the
    • way, we have the idea that we must, to begin with, develop ourselves
    • merely something which gives us thoughts and ideas, but which can
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    • Ideal.' We learn that this is the work of the hierarchies, this
    • prevent our return to help the human ideal. A big battle ensues
    • between Lucifer and the gods. And the human ideal is thrown out from
    • attraction is felt to the future parents, and the human ideal is
    • pictures which do not belong to our experience like the ideas in
    • has to offer, which, in one person is but dim religious ideas, in
    • alone, but will provide it with ideas regarding a super-sensible
    • the human ideal; this appears like a mighty spiritual structure,
    • Ideal Man himself as religion. We learn that the various Beings of
    • the creative activity of the Gods is the Ideal Man. That Ideal Man
    • man has within him. Thus a picture of Ideal Man is ever present to
    • be able to see this temple of humanity, this high ideal of humanity.
    • disregard it, that this most sublime Ideal Man, the goal of the Gods,
    • life between death and rebirth the ideal of humanity stands, as it
    • irreligious there. The religious ideal of the spirit-land is ever
    • It is only when a teacher has first called forth ideas in us, that he
    • to desire to tread the path towards the ideal we see.
    • distant point of time we see the ideal of humanity; but the forces
    • rebirth; as we follow our life further and further and see the ideal
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    • illumined by what we can acquire of Spiritual Science. The only ideas
    • a very complicated being, when we reflect how the true ideal of man,
    • really attains the form of ideas, only a tiny portion really enters
    • physics in its childish idea of the world says that behind colour,
    • us every possibility that exists for our becoming the Ideal Man in
    • because of this veiling we should strive towards the true ideal of
    • the perfect ideal of humanity, which would make of us perfect human
    • ideas!’ A person who says this has never formed any idea as to
    • perceive with our senses: a person who accepts religious ideas fills
    • himself with something he cannot perceive with his senses. Ideas
    • we do not use ideas gained through the perception of the senses, or
    • all. The only ideas which give us the impulse and power which we need
    • after death, are the ideas which correspond to that which is not
    • in his materialism may reject them, but if he does not acquire ideas
    • come when mankind ought to acquire ideas about the super-sensible
    • hold sway that the super-sensible ideas furnished us by spiritual
    • ideas which, when accepted, endow the soul with an uplifting power
    • upon them inwardly in the consciousness, to hold them as ideas and
    • us, which must die in order that we may approach the true ideal of
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    • driving us towards the ideal of humanity. This is the only right way
    • he must make certain conceptions and ideas his own, which cannot be
    • that on the spiritual plane the ideal of humanity stands before us,
    • approach the ideal of humanity as real being. This approach has to
    • ideal of humanity,. This life-force we have to acquire during the
    • These are ideas which we have to
    • thoughts and ideas. Spiritual Science ought never to be taken up in
    • awaken feelings through the ideas it gives us. To one who really
    • his soul, even while in the physical world, simply through the ideas
    • be a far-off ideal. But if he really allows Spiritual Science to act
    • will mix his colours more easily; the ideas he wants will come more
    • development, and his approach to the ideal of the Gods — the
    • fresh conceptions and ideas if we wish to understand them, but all
    • philosophies and inquire as to how philosophers arrive at the idea of
    • They think to reach Divinity with ideas gathered from the physical
    • But when we go more minutely into the ideas of these religious
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    • the events between death and rebirth, making use of the ideas we have
    • physical plane, a person has naturally the idea that he has left on
    • of universal importance to the whole of human life. Now if the ideas
    • — these ideas which of course cannot be touched upon at present
    • describe the external process of ideas (now of course the spiritually
    • If we wished to describe the ideas which are then experienced in the
    • portal of death, the first idea he has to form in his soul is: ‘Thou
    • this idea, which passes through the human soul at this point is Maya;
    • after it. We must grasp correctly what I have just said, this idea of
    • ideas should first be brought forward.
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    • worlds one has first to acquire the necessary conceptions and ideas,
    • spiritual worlds is described, that when the ideas of the physical
    • all consoling. That, my dear friends, is an idea which is gained on
    • the physical plane; it is not an idea that is filled with the
    • where it would have no idea that there was a Spirit, then during
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    • Spiritual Science this should certainly remain no mere idea, no mere
    • Christianity as serves to remind us of our own social ideals. But
    • years. Men to-day have no idea of that!
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    • under the influence of social ideas and socialistic thinking, people
    • 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
    • fountain of the spirit. Youth still has these ideals. Never was the
    • ground of its idealism ... yes, that is all very well, but to-day
    • efforts are made to drive the idealism out of young people. The aim
    • drive all the youthful, natural, primitive idealism out of young
    • people! But what is this youthful idealism? It is a beautiful thing,
    • beings, for this youthful idealism is in fact bound up with the Ex
    • earth. Something further is required — idealism must spring
    • innate idealism of youth, we must see to it that in human society
    • idealism: not merely the idealism that springs from the instincts
    • difference between instinctive idealism and achieved idealism! Feel
    • then you will grasp this second idealism, which is not merely the
    • idealism implanted in us by nature. This is the way to the Christ
    • abstract, but an inescapable need to cultivate idealism in
    • yourselves. And if you cultivate this idealism, or if you introduce
    • idealism arises the resolve to do more than the sense-world
    • from this achieved idealism we are acting in accordance with the
    • We shall grow towards Him only if we cultivate idealism in ourselves,
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    • widely permeated by materialistic ideas — and yet we see that
    • Fichte's idealistic, spiritual way of thinking. But you will not know
    • ideal of a man who in truth sought most earnestly to tread the
    • conceived the wish to work out for himself a social ideal also, this
    • thing which fits us to pursue inwardly the highest ideals of
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    • is of great importance to have the right direction of ideas, at any
    • world-conception into our physical and chemical ideas, was as yet
    • the idea, the fundamental views which we can gain on the results of
    • clear idea of what constitutes the field of their researches.
    • idea of what Nature is, but from the way in which the scientist of
    • how these “universals”, these general ideas, are related
    • tries to form ideas about the so-called causes that are supposed to
    • ideally transparent and comprehensive.
    • disputed no doubt. Some people think he had no clear idea of the
    • Mechanics, we have to go beyond the life of ideas and mental
    • doubt it seems an ultimate ideal to the Science of today, to
    • theory of Gravitation. Ideas are now emerging almost every year,
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    • impossible ever to gain valid ideas of what is meant or should be
    • the text-books or go among the physicists to ascertain what ideas
    • confused ideas. Indeed, with the resources of Physics as it is today
    • it is not really possible to gain true or clear ideas of what
    • me myself to correspond also to this, — just as my idea of the
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    • the main idea of the present course is for me to tell you some of the
    • really healthy ideas into a modern school. We must find ways of
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    • This idea that there
    • indeed most interesting, and we must try to get a clear idea of what
    • However, there were phenomena at variance with this idea; so then
    • Fresnel's experiment: we get the following idea. The movement of the
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    • forming of ideas. There is another fundamental idea which you will
    • to gain a proper idea of these external bodies. All we should say is
    • with the old Konigsberg habit, by which I mean, the Kantian idea. The
    • idea.
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    • century conceived this strange idea of universal, inorganic, lifeless
    • only thing we can legitimately do is to form our ideas and concepts
    • one is thus led to the idea: When the air beats upon our ear and we
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    • idea of Goethe's is mistaken, as you may readily convince
    • experience. Now comes the veriest tangle of confused ideas. The
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    • is, the 19th century was chiefly filled with the idea that we must
    • idea that the electricity that spreads through space is in some way
    • primitive mechanical ideas, but makes it necessary to give our
    • idea of 19th century physicists was once again fulfilled to some
    • this kind led Crookes and others to the idea that what is there in
    • they found none. So they consoled themselves with the idea that it
    • idea-forming, conscious life into our life of Will. All that is
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    • not say that they were right, but this idea arose. It came about in
    • ideas, into his very thinking. Unable any longer to think the
    • hold of in a fully valid way with geometrical ideas derived from a
    • idea that what takes place outside us partly accords with what we
    • Euclidean Geometry which we ourselves think out. Might it not be
    • Euclidean geometry and all the formulae thereof?
    • geometrical or kinematical ideas are related to what appears to us
    • and kinematical — ideas. What is the origin of these, up to
    • and including our ideas of movement purely as movement, but not
    • including the forces? Whence do we get these ideas? We may commonly
    • believe that we get them on the same basis as the ideas we gain
    • outer world the ideas of “scientific” arithmetic and
    • not gained these ideas from the outer world. We are applying ideas
    • ideas come from? That is the cardinal question. Where do they come
    • from? The truth is, these ideas come not from our intelligence
    • the ideas derived from sense-perception. They come in fact from the
    • is indeed immense between all the other ideas in which we live as
    • arithmetical and kinematical ideas. The former we derive from our
    • the geometrical, the arithmetical ideas — rise up from the
    • organ in the metabolism. Our geometrical ideas above all spring
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    • from any concepts or ideas so firmly established as to resemble
    • least-to form an idea of why we lose hold of the Ego in that state.
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    • You are all familiar with the ideas held by modern astronomical
    • according to a definite plan. The idea of the planetary movements in
    • Let us first of all consider this cosmic clock itself. The idea of the
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    • assemble the ideas and conceptions needed for the knowledge of the
    • will help you to have an idea of this feeling.
    • form an idea of this by ordinary reasoning. Anyone who with the help
    • concepts and ideas; if that were the case the mystic would soon have
    • labyrinth. Only when the soul has prepared itself through ideas and
    • ideas it presents in an unpretentious form induce in the reader
    • cyclic course of Nature herself or by concepts and ideas such as those
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    • idea of the inner metamorphosis that has taken place by comparing his
    • ‘soul’ is quite different from current ideas of it. He
    • Thinking: the capacity to form ideas of things.
    • an attainable ideal when you gaze consciously into the macrocosmic
    • It is no ordinary ideal that Spiritual Science is now setting before
    • people enthuse about some ideal but are only capable of preaching
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    • To understand such a process we must be able to form an idea of the
    • little by little an idea is evoked of what is perceived by spiritual
    • soul, we reach an approximate idea of what is called ‘elemental
    • but it becomes more and more difficult to convey any idea of these
    • want to give an idea of a still higher world it must be done rather
    • world as man's idea; this philosophy seeks to emphasise that without
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    • clarify our ideas of them as best we may. One other point shall now be
    • one standing beside you as an ideal at which you can look without
    • It is so necessary for the men of our time to form a clear idea of
    • yesterday, really erroneous ideas are not absolutely catastrophic
    • the different incarnations. Here we have arrived at the idea that we,
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    • find at least a few concepts and ideas born of the intellect. To find
    • faculty of the heart is permeated with concepts, with ideas, in brief,
    • around him, makes his observations, forms his ideas. He can
    • And now we can really form some idea of the nature of a primeval man.
    • He did not think like a man of today, for thinking in ideas and
    • approach what stands as an ideal before his soul at the present time,
    • side, so I will study them together and form an idea of what they are
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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
    • a high ideal our soul glows with warmth; but this works right into the
    • high ideal can make a man glow with warmth unless he himself is able
    • to be warmed by an ideal. Such a process must be understood inwardly.
    • the great ideals which shine down from the spiritual world. Our will
    • aspiration for a spiritual ideal today feel the urge to come together.
    • In the measure in which these ideals spread, we shall find kindred
    • lay the foundations of brotherhood whenever similar ideals are kindled
    • fulfilled its aim. May something at least of this ideal have been
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    • not arise simply because someone may feel it to be a good idea.
    • the example and ideal of natural science, must take its place
    • completely tied up with the idea that man is a being of body
    • and soul. This idea of man as a being of body and soul governs
    • the kind of concepts and ideas acquired in studying the sense
    • of the ideas and concepts acquired through the life of
    • will bring home to people that many of our ideas will have to
    • in his sense perception and in the ideas and images derived
    • Whereas we are normally accustomed to arranging our ideas
    • the purpose, to formulate ideas whose sequence is
    • and ideas. In this way we come to recognize what sort of
    • life of images and ideas. We do not become acquainted with this
    • where our own will controls the ideas and images we
    • only by the inner will controlling the sequence of ideas, which
    • not arrive at anything special by piecing together ideas we
    • science of spirit comes along and talks about such inner ideas
    • and how the sequence of our ideas follows what we see, follows
    • permits one idea to arise out of another, what it is that
    • our soul experiences just as our ideas which we formulate about
    • then that he is able to formulate a true idea, a true concept,
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    • scientific ideas, are proving to be increasingly incapable of
    • and thinks that the resulting idea is the revelation of a
    • gained the idea through sense perception in the first
    • spiritual perception in the same way he gains ideas from the
    • ideas and images we form through contact with the sense world
    • spiritual perception is not just an idea. For an idea can
    • order to see it as it really is. The image or idea we keep in
    • not dealing with a mere combination of ideas, thoughts and
    • formulate ideas about what he has
    • formulate ideas about things, beings and processes in the sense
    • world, and these ideas can be retained. It depends on the
    • experience from the images and ideas which arise out of it,
    • from the idea which arises from it. We can look at this in
    • recall the image or idea of it. For in this case it is clear
    • a few superstitious ideas.
    • convincing idea of the science of spirit and feel that it
    • of mind what he has experienced there into images and ideas, so
    • image or idea can be recalled, but not the condition of
    • expressed in clear and well-defined concepts and ideas. But it
  • Title: Man/Being/Spirit/Soul: Lecture III: The Science of the Spirit and Modern Questions
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    • life with the ideas, feelings and impulses of the will which we
    • fairly good idea that in the depths of its being
    • had a quite definite idea about the relationship of the human
    • half dreamlike states of the soul. Today we can have no idea of
    • ideas. The cultivation of these methods is certainly not easier
    • mathematical ideas as fantastic, for what I have
    • material and idealized it according to the age they lived in.
    • their art lay in the idealization of what was real in the
    • the outward reality was idealized. Earlier the artist
    • nice thoughts and ideas. But a person who has to leave the
    • concepts and ideas, but a living spirit which can then fill the
    • out of itself what it knows as reality, not only in ideas, not
    • world. When I develop social ideas I am developing something
    • when it stands upon its own ground. But moral ideals arise out
    • technology has no room for ideals —
    • ideals will disappear like smoke. That is why what is
    • the human soul as moral ideas, as something spiritual is
    • of the plant, moral ideals rest in the human soul as a seed,
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    • thoughts and ideas belonging to Spiritual Science, cannot be seen, even
    • But when a man living on the earth causes a thought or an idea from the
    • strongly spiritual thoughts and ideas. In this case, when another soul,
    • ourselves, we follow in thought the ideas and concepts of Spiritual
    • the case of the animals — they are unable to form ideas or
    • spiritual worlds, they can form no concepts or ideas of them if men
    • here on the earth do not inscribe such concepts and ideas into the
    • develops ideas and concepts which are then inscribed forever in the
    • ideas and concepts is obliterated. If these facts are perceived
    • idea or thought belonging to Spiritual Science would need only to be
    • this truth, would feel: This idea, this statement of Spiritual
    • materialistic thoughts, theories and ideas. Materialistic theories
    • He may assimilate the ideas and concepts given by the seer and allow
    • himself through this experience that the effect of occult ideas and
    • inscribed occult thoughts and ideas in the Akasha-substance will be
    • we study the connection of facts in this way we begin to get an idea
    • for instance, of the saying: Wisdom lives in the Light. This idea
    • possibility of acquiring ideas and concepts that can lead to this
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    • of inadequacy, human thinking made efforts to form an idea of this
    • different ideas and conceptions, impulses of feeling, impulses of
    • an ideal attainable only through actual development, never through
    • death, they bore with them the outcome of their materialistic ideas
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    • These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings
    • If this ideal increasingly becomes a reality, if the efforts of
    • their ideal purely by intensification of a life spent in peace and
    • It tells itself: This thinking, this theology, these ideas, give me
    • traveled many paths, and they brought me many ideas and feelings, and
    • admits with complete candor: All thoughts and ideas that
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    • These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings
    • knowledge, its concepts and ideas, come to a halt before that realm.
    • as yet has no idea of the modern concept of body. Therefore, it
    • able to look in the right way into the nuances of ideas and feelings
    • into itself, it finds ideas and concepts, which finally lead to
    • ideas and concepts. These may have the certainty of mathematics, but
    • they are only ideas and concepts. The soul experiences itself at its
    • experiences it as the vessel for the realm of ideas. He experiences
    • Soul: Realm of Ideas
    • ideas. Whereas before, in the ancient spiritual age, it had felt akin
  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture III
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    • These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings
    • mathematician starts from the concepts of Euclidean geometry, the
    • non-Euclidean geometry.)
    • the three perpendicular dimensions of Euclidean space. Man would have
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    • These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings
    • recognized as the image of the artist's ideas, so one found in
    • century. Man today can form scarcely any idea of the latter. All
    • Copernicus tried to grasp astronomy with abstract mathematical ideas.
    • is juggling with ideas. This is not meant in a derogatory way; I only
    • the idea of space as perceived by the man in the street. Still, a
    • Therefore one can say that Newton takes the trivial idea of space
    • Newton's physics we meet for the first time ideas of nature
    • simply applies this abstracted mathematics, this idea of space (which
    • be gained by trying to define it. He takes the trivial idea of space
    • Newton's accepting the trivial ideas of place, space, time, and
    • an all-pervading spirit. In Berkeley, these ideas appear pretty much
    • Therefore he could not approve of mathematical ideas that produced
    • Just because we must in the present age come to terms with the ideas
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    • These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings
    • The isolation of man's ideas (especially his mathematical
    • ideas) from his direct experience has proved to be the outstanding
    • apply his concepts, his ideas, to the world. This uncertainty has
    • refuge in man. But before too long, nobody had any idea of how they
    • firmly pointed out the oddity of these ideas. There is something
    • have any idea of how man exists together with the world. Yet, the
    • the world simply did not exist anymore. Hence arose the Kantian idea:
    • that leads to the idea that the organism must die. For Weismann, the
    • thinkers of earlier ages, whose ideas no longer receive proper
    • attention from science, had to form quite different ideas concerning
    • idea to idea as a mathematician would. He still retains something of
    • in 1912 on current ideas
    • truth of the matter is that any real idea of organisms has been lost
    • find living ideas that he actually experiences. The cell is alive, so
  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture VI
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    • These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings
    • sought for within man, but only because nobody had any better ideas.
    • we have to form an idea of how we really experience sound outside our
    • single feature. This is why Goethe opposed the idea that the
    • reflected in what arose later on as the Darwinian idea of evolution.
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    • These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings
    • Let us recall the anthroposophical idea that man is composed of four
    • scientific world conception, people today no longer have any idea of
    • Man's idea about nature began to change radically; not just the
    • law of falling bodies, but all the ideas of physics. Another example
    • could only be an ideal for man. He can attain this ideal of inertia
    • planets. In former ages people had a very clear idea of the epicycles
    • remain with those ideas that have been completely separated from the
  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture VIII
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    • These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings
    • modern conceptions about nature. They were ideas of quite a different
    • realm of nature were grasped in concepts and ideas that today are
    • Scotus Erigena developed ideas that give the impression of
    • presented these ideas in an inadequate and ineffective form. At the
    • hidden under their pedantic style, profound ideas concerning the way
    • they were called, are achieved. If one looks at these ideas from
    • ideas and examine them closely, we discover the source of these
    • apparently foolish ideas. The ancient traditions, which in a man like
    • in quite feeble neo-chemical terms, such as the vague idea of
    • by means of the external processes. Therefore they seized the idea of
    • was not much science to pour. People had the vague idea about
    • with the ideas that prevailed at that time in outer nature. The whole
    • conception of man. This led to the idea of picturing him s a more
    • not go to the trouble of refining these ideas to the point where they
    • ideas of science, found it impossible to connect man to the spirit
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    • These lectures trace the subtle changes in people's ideas and feelings
    • down to the idea of the ego or to a mere feeling. Therefore we now
    • our attitude toward nature, the idea prevails that what is observed
    • in them, because it utilizes only ideas and concepts suitable for
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture I
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • such a difference into my ideas and concepts? This whole course will
    • being of heat under the influence of certain ideas to be described
    • everything for clear, lucid ideas. In the so-called “exact
    • confused ideas.
    • clarify our ideas, or all the present ideas on these things are really
    • tortoise passes through. Ideally this is so; in reality he does
    • scientific ideas may simply be confirmed. As you know it is thus with
    • ideas.
    • influence of the facts such ideas have been fruitful, but only
    • realm of the unobservable. My purpose today is to present this idea to
    • idea that we are dealing with the movements of ultimate particles,
    • physics of the 19th century into wrong ideas of reality. It
    • of as integrable without leading us into the realm of the ideal as
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture II
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • deeper insight into these matters. All the ideas current in the modern
    • How recent our ordinary ideas are may be realized when we look up some
    • itself. Ideas of this sort have been current since the 17th
    • the real ideas necessary to understand physics, since this period, the
    • with it an acquaintance with the ideas of ancient Greece, men were in
    • Grecian ideas were now taken up again, but they were no longer
    • 19th century, but a development of clear, definite ideas
    • lacking the clear, definite ideas, we often stand perplexed before
    • I have already said that the real meaning of those ideas and concepts
    • process still gone through in ancient Greece, ideas and concepts were
    • idea: When a body is solid it is under the influence of the earthly
    • delineate the action of the sun according to ideas springing from
    • that this crass materialism arose through the gradual loss of ideas
    • ideas. But physics cannot hope to advance if she continues to spin
    • comprehensive ideas than modern materialistic physics can furnish us.
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • a being who was able to observe only one dimension and who had no idea
    • but the drawing adds nothing to your idea. You have given, the sum of
    • idea verifies itself. What I have thought of in the abstract
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • themselves able to study the subject, the idea that a person cannot
    • Therefore so much depends on our getting into this science such ideas
    • other. Now suppose we consider this idea somewhat closely. I am unable
    • draw from this idea: through heat, mechanical work is produced in the
    • establish as fact and the ideas which we add to these facts. We can
    • used to represent our ideas are residues of our sense impressions.
    • you will, you apprehend, only through these ideas or concepts. You
    • have the idea. I will raise this glass. Now, in so far as your mental
    • act contains ideas, it is a residue of sense impressions. You place
    • ideas. When, however, we plunge down
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • find it necessary to become acquainted with the ideas that underlie
    • the poem, to let those ideas unroll in your mind. But you know that
    • obliged to think of the ideas. There may come a time when it is not
    • of natural science, when we do this we are using ideas completely
    • imagination, then the abstract ideas must be completely altered,
    • unprejudiced way, to take seriously the Kantian ideas. For if space
    • look more lightly on the ideas of ordinary life. And therefore, anyone
    • inspirational ideas, he becomes able really to observe the parallel
    • before us but in order to get an intelligent idea of the nature of
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • directed. And now we come to a rather difficult idea. Imagine to
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • previously stated an extension of this idea has been made. It is
    • 19th century, we see that such ideas as expressed by
    • fact that certain ideas have been drawn from experiment bearing on the
    • experience pain which prevents me from having an idea that I would
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • views on the subject. Many publications bring this idea forward as
    • the usual ideas of physics, we bury ourselves in physical concepts
    • also, when we try to get an idea of it as it exists ordinarily, we
    • Now hold in mind this phenomenon and the ideas that arise from it and
    • recollect the previous ideas that we have brought out here. We are
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture X
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • very accurate ideas and concepts. Suppose, instead of simply
    • ideas. We have hot water in this vessel
    • Now let us further extend the ideas of yesterday. In the case of the
    • peach blossom of the color spectrum? The idea that arises naturally
    • advances. We can create ideas in regard to form in proportion as we
    • them? In this way, that they become ideas within us. Now we are at the
    • dissolves into ideas, where it becomes ideas. In our ideas we
    • matter as follows: man experiences as ideas the forces welling up from
    • ideas, so we have to consider what is spread abroad as heat as related
    • ideas will arise. These ideas are not within the outer object. It is
    • lives in our ideas.
    • speak of thought and will, of ideas and will, we are dealing with
    • Actually then, what lives in man as ideas is related to outside form
    • from the pressure manifestation of matter to my ideas about form, then
    • That is, we cannot conceive of man's ideas as material in their nature
    • Modern physics, you see, has not developed at all this idea of
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • This idea we must link up with another, which comes to us when we go
    • ideas, outside of space, within myself as observer, of what is
    • 19th century. It has not had such ideas as we are
    • presenting and therefore such ideas cannot arise in it. If you think
    • physics will have to be discarded to make room for these ideas. For
    • ideas available to him. His peculiarity is that when he comes to the
    • occurs in the realm of heat? When you bring together all these ideas I
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • take into account in developing our ideas on this subject, and it is
    • that we can get helpful ideas for understanding heat from the realm of
    • answer to it will appear when we extend further our ideas of yesterday
    • are expressed by the numerical formulations, such ideas as the
    • This idea of a bombardment, of collisions between molecules and atoms
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    • and thunder. This is one of the most impossible ideas that can be
    • Now you will see that when we are constructing ideas about the
    • old formulae the ideas I have indicated to you, that certain
    • valid ideas we have set forth here, they will be taken up at once, and
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    • are ideal for the study of the natural world can never lead to
    • abstract ideas which have to justify their existence in face of the
    • the senses and in experiment. To what do the ideas of Philosophy
    • ideas no longer a direct reality, and so we try to find a theoretical
    • with ‘ideas’ which engage only Reason and Intellect.
    • as he can that of the physical. This etheric body draws ideas from the
    • ideas through this etheric body, and as the spiritual life of man has
    • synthesis of soul experiences. But the idea which they have thereby of
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    • modern times. In these days it is a connection of ideas which are not
    • that a man, conscious of self, feels himself in these ideas as in a
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    • fact taken from the world of the senses. We can take as an idea
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    • the idea of the true nature of this imaginative presentation; for in
    • intends to form its ideas only on the experience of life on earth. It
    • receives as contents only dead, or at least, expiring ideas. Its duty
    • like seed. From this fact it can formulate ideas based on unprejudiced
    • these ideas are only that which pours into the inner being of man from
    • Cosmology. But the real subject matter of this Cosmology were ideas
    • old forms of Cosmology. Humanity had developed these ideas at a time
    • Men were often quite unconscious of the fact that these ideas were
    • with these ideas existed. Therefore this ‘rational Cosmology’
    • system ideas borrowed from tradition. Formerly, philosophers tried to
    • traditional ideas suffered the same fate as ‘rational
    • ordinary consciousness to ideas on a subject which can be experienced
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    • philosophical ideas in the first occurrence in which sense-phenomena
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    • The customary Philosophy of Ideas consists of thoughts; but they have
    • formerly the ideas of Philosophy were only mirrored pictures. If these
    • Bergson perceived this, and has expressed it in his idea of
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    • intelligible, because according to it one has not the least idea how
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    • that we must concern ourselves with theosophical ideas and theories before
    • of spirit. What is necessary is to develop definite concepts and ideas
    • try to form an idea of how happiness and suffering take their course
    • order in our idea of the world. The mineral conceals its soul deeply,
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    • idea of this physical body when it is taken for granted that the physical
    • body it is possible to have a much clearer idea. It is the third member
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    • an idea of the Spiritland by means of analogy. A solid land can be found
    • this life, he should awaken in himself those ideas and conceptions
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    • or impulse, desire and ideation, emerges in the next life, or one of
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    • ideals, and establish communion between the super-sensible and that
    • time Goethe already had the Anthroposophical idea that there are
    • intimately to those who were in the same Lodge, he spoke of the ideal
    • then works inharmoniously. Now, through these ideal conditions, time
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    • indestructible ideal for man.
    • finally dissolves into a veneration of an abstract ideal that is
    • revered only as an abstract ideal.
    • ideal that they themselves live. Spiritual science reminds us of these
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    • everywhere for Christmas. Clear ideas about this festival are scarce,
    • world harmony was presented as the great ideal for those who, in
    • as examples and ideals. Just as it would be a great disaster for the
    • relationship of this future to the idea, the percept of humanity in
    • the ideal, one has not yet grasped real truth. Where does real truth
    • today, then the ideal of mankind, which radiates from the wisdom of
    • race, then the ideal of the ancient teachers of wisdom, of
    • correct or logically false. Everyone can place this ideal before his
    • soul and in so doing he raises the ideal of the Sun Hero, of all
    • To allow these ideas to sink into our souls, not as theory or doctrine
    • the sun in nature in the right way, the great ideal of peace will be
    • Therefore, these festivals are celebrations of the great ideals. The
    • Christmas festival is the festival of the greatest ideal of humanity,
    • philosophy into the world, but life itself. It is our ideal to have
    • superfluous, then our ideal will have been achieved. Then the science
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    • arouse in themselves what may be called faith in man's greatest ideal.
    • Thus they learned to look up to the highest ideal of mankind, to the
    • When Christianity arose in the course of evolution, it bore this ideal
    • Christos was to appear as the great Ideal of all men, that He had been
    • of a Sun Hero who embodied the same ideal as is connected with the
    • Christos in Christianity. The bearer of this ideal was called the Sun
    • also deepens our Christmas mood. We feel in it how the Christ Idea
    • Nativity. This idea is indicated in the living roses that adorn this
    • festival of the most lofty ideal of the Idea of Mankind, so that in
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    • thoughts, to cherish ideas.” Here again an external impression of
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    • his troubles and cares, his hopes and ideals; in a sense these form a
    • an idea of what takes place in his soul by what is expressed, in his
    • something and yet of arousing contrary ideas in his inner being and
    • can form ideas in his inner life and also externalize them, which do
    • certain moral ideals, or certain logical ideals which no man can
    • the contrary idea. Imagine yourself again pouring water from the
    • glass. Imagine yourself picturing this idea. Of course everyone who at
    • if one applies this idea to the physical world, then, naturally, it is
    • an absurd idea; but — marvelous to relate — it can be
    • ideas, and that if we wish to ascend to the spirit, we must form ideas
    • independent being, we rise to an idea of the beings of the Third
    • that he can gain an idea of them. Just as each individual, in this
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    • first of all finds his own guide, who can give him some idea of those
    • it, can translate into ordinary conceptions and ideas what he
    • idea of this clairvoyant experience; only, what the clairvoyant of the
    • Second Hierarchy. It is necessary that we should form a clear idea of
    • We can only gain a living idea of what lives and weaves behind the
    • which separates from these beings themselves. We can gain an idea of
    • of our ascent, first of all gain some idea of all that underlies the
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    • use of any qualities of ordinary life wherewith to arouse an idea of
    • would only be possible to gain some idea of the impression which the
    • undertone, we gain an idea of the impression which the trained
    • concepts and ideas before us. This will enable us, when in the
    • Spirit of Form, we may then gain an idea of a being not yet described,
    • these ideas, but you may be able to raise yourselves to such thoughts
    • many significant and speaking ideas; ideas which, to a certain extent
    • cannot by means of such ideas describe, even approximately, these
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    • describe in the previous lectures. We gained an idea of all that
    • harmonize with the external world; they cannot have an idea within
    • them which does not agree with the external world; for any ideas which
    • substance of the higher hierarchies. We can gain a correct idea of
    • a consideration of the Spirits of Form, it will give us an idea of how
    • if we add an idea which we can gain in a similar manner from occult
    • What I am here saying is not a mere theoretical idea or fancy, the
    • hollow. It may perhaps be said: “It is a very strange idea that
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    • to follow an inner, a mystic-esoteric way, in order to gain some idea,
    • a purely spiritual-psychic idea, of the character of the beings of the
    • ideas of what exists in man himself and especially in his physical
    • possibility of occult vision clinging to the dead paper-mache ideas
    • concluding this lecture I should like to give you an idea of how this
    • first gives our occult vision an idea of the Cherubim. If we further
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    • up within you an idea of the kind of knowledge clairvoyant
    • You can gain an idea of this, at first theoretically — for occult
    • us say — all the ideas a man of thirty had when he was fifteen
    • possible so to school this vision that we can gain an idea, a
    • definite idea of what an inspiration really is, when we know things
    • midnight”? People as a rule have no idea that the things imparted
    • nature, we must also create, at least approximately, an idea from the
    • wolf or of a lamb, these are just ideas and nothing more. For the
    • occultist that is not so; these are not mere ideas which live within
    • idea which does not correspond to any reality, to attend to the
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    • the world has no idea how deeply much of what must be taught in
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    • souls that we wish to progress, yet the ideas and habits we have
    • means of attaining the high ideals of our Anthroposophical life is to
    • the Anthroposophical ideal of a tolerant and unbiased consideration of
    • to us from cosmic space, so may humanity learn through the ideals of
    • of facts this ideal will best be reached — not through a sentimental
    • the direct aims and ideals of Spiritual Science.
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    • into being as concept, as idea, and as actual soul force. It was
    • flourish when he does not destroy life. This is presented as an ideal
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    • and what he can perform; the fact that he may have ideals which lead
    • than in the way now set up as an ideal, for example, in my pamphlet
    • toward the outside. The force of ideals, the power of living himself
    • third seven years a springing forth of ideals, which would bring man
    • ecclesiastical ideas he could never find anything which would give him
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    • way. It would be an entirely false idea if we were to assume that
    • the idea: “I am placed on earth through birth; my destiny is on
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    • Schiller would still have called idealistic thinking, — through
    • idealism in our thinking. And just as helpless are we for the steps we
    • forced to turn — who do not, through idealism developed during
    • through idealism, through spiritualizing the realm of thoughts —
    • And when we consider language, idealism in one's disposition has the
    • idealism in thinking has for association with the Angels. The person
    • being, — that mood which may be called an idealistic mood of good
    • asleep, and has not used language in the right, idealistic manner,
    • The idealizing of thinking, speaking and action provides man with the
    • consider what thus occurs to the human being, how through idealism in
    • words, through the idealistic attitude expressed in his speaking, he
    • enters into proximity with the Archangels, how through the idealism
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    • the erroneous idea that we of ourselves create the thoughts, to this
    • death. And the ancient idea, I should like to say, of the state of
    • being unborn has blended with the new idea of resurrection which had
    • need for the idea of resurrection, but rather that of the descent to
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    • a materialist, the second an idealist, the third a realist, the
    • fixed ideas. As you know, he was declared insane and put into an
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    • Reason.” Ideas and feelings on the subject of Rights were
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    • and the ideas of nature evolved in “childish” times. No
    • materialistic, spiritualistic and idealistic philosophy. These things
    • as materialistic as those we quote for or against idealism.
    • spiritism, realism, idealism, materialism or anything else When I
    • Quite happily the most materialistic ideas were being introduced into
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    • living Spirit in the old natural way.” Provided this idea is
    • we come with a general idea in our heads, saying that the human being
    • idea that the true and living Greek culture has a kind of pessimism
    • Ideals.” But it dawned upon him, as he let these ideals work
    • moment in Nietzsche's life, the moment when he felt his ideals
    • to belong to his own times. He was forced to admit: “My ideals
    • are no different from what this present age calls its ideals. After
    • its ideals.” This was a moment of great pain for Nietzsche. For
    • he had experienced the idealistic tendencies manifest in his day. He
    • philistine. And he realized that his own ideals, stimulated by his
    • his time. But these ideals seemed to him impotent and unable to grasp
    • ideals in common with my time.” This was a tragic discovery
    • of ideals and these coincide with what others call their ideals, then
    • ideals I have evolved hitherto. And this putting aside all his ideals
    • external inducement to forsake his former idealism and steer towards
    • nebulous ideals they make nothing clear. In fact everything is
    • for this or that ideal and I rejoice that others too should be
    • ideals and wants to enthuse others, is so constituted that when he is
    • thinking of these ideals he can work up the juices in his stomach in
    • spiritual things and call them ideals. But in reality it is there for
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    • indicating an earlier form of life, so in fossilized moral ideas we
    • find forms pointing back to the once living, God-given moral ideas.
    • prove with his head the ideas of the people of old, moral intuitions
    • and seriously into this idea and you will understand that it is only
    • ideal towards which it strove — it strove to be Phoronomy, a
    • de Lamettrie, for example, anticipated the idea that the human being
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    • body has been lost to man's sight. Form an idea of how utterly
    • attempts are made to interpret them, confused ideas usually result.
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    • I am placing before you an idea difficult to describe accurately,
    • wanted to acquire it, as an embodied ideal. Tiredness certainly
    • stood as a kind of ideal for those anxious to learn, this idea
    • strive for a personal ideal.
    • is always something in the general ideas which gives us a feeling of
    • Herbart discusses the five moral ideas: good-will, perfection,
    • Tradition, Remembrance.) which at present man only has as idea. But
    • personal remembrance in the rigid way we do, where the idea I have
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    • idea of what gave the tone to the cultural life of the time. The
    • idea: There is a divine weaving streaming around the earth just as in
    • there shall also be found among the young, single ideals striving
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    • the Greeks, concepts, ideas, were bestowed by the Spirit. But because
    • hit upon the idea psycho-physical parallelism. Parallel lines,
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    • consciously on the ground of the intellect or without the ideas
    • cured of certain childlike religious ideas by the Lisbon earthquake,
    • could no longer believe in the ideas imparted by the older people in
    • when brought into this chance association of ideas. He ought to be
    • association of the ideas of individuals. But one should be able to
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    • is held fast today in the abstract ideas of the head. But there lives
    • to an ideal condition, because the rest of human nature asserts its
    • different person. It is the ideal of science that everyone should be
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    • third of the nineteenth century which can give some idea of Goethe is
    • abashed at the idea of talking about education. This is astonishing
    • at the idea. Finally one of them pulled himself together and said:
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    • In speaking one is obliged to explain things in words and ideas. What
    • would wish to make stream through the words and ideas. Let me sum up
    • scientifically and verified by Nature, it becomes the ideal towards
    • which people strive. But concepts, ideas, arising out of the inner
    • our Middle European civilization — we have concepts and ideas
    • the human being? With the ideas the most advanced kind of thinking
    • handing on the old no longer living ideas and traditions. Only with
    • ideas and intellectualism, he succeeds by so rarefying the air
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    • just gained; focus your attention upon the idea that we stand within
    • as the second idea, important to our further considerations. The world
    • battle between heaven and hell. You have the mistaken idea of the duad
    • the ideas that have entered, as it were, into the flesh and bones of
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    • thoughts and ideas of our volition; we know nothing of the process of
    • permeated by the erroneous idea that the human head is the noblest
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    • divine ideals and letting them enter our desires and thus our will,
    • today the inclination in human beings to see an ideal in the one-sided
    • and Ahriman strive to place us. It is very necessary that such ideas
    • automatically. Everywhere there is talk about human ideals. But these
    • ideals have not real content, they are merely sounding words, for
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    • grasp with the thought forms, with the ideas and concepts which were a
    • philistines came and said: Well, these are your ideas concerning
    • agree with your ideas. Then Hegel answered: Too bad for nature!
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    • concepts and ideas as they had been transmitted by Greek culture. Then
    • Wisdom was considered the fundamental attribute of the Divine Being. The concept of Omnipotence only gradually penetrated the idea of the Divine Being, from the fourth century onward. It continued to develop. The concept of personality was abandoned and the predicate was transmitted to the mere order of nature, which is conceived of more and more mechanically. And the modern concept of the necessity of nature, the omnipotence of nature, is nothing but the result of the evolution of the concept of God from the fourth to the sixteenth century. Only, the qualities of personality were abandoned and that which constituted the concept of God was taken over into the structure of thinking about nature.
    • these demands are not, to begin with, appealed to. In our idea of the
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    • develop some fundamental concepts upon which we shall build ideas in
    • evolution and progress of human life these ideas should become a
    • feeling. Something arises in us which we may call a good idea: in
    • something may arise in our soul in the form of a good idea, an
    • fruitful effect of these ideas upon life! Clergymen who do not adhere
    • to mere abstract theology will be helped by these ideas in conducting
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    • scale to imbue mankind with spiritual concepts, spiritual ideas.
    • This idea may be verified if we place ourselves upon the following
    • have the most beautiful ideas about what ought to happen, but nothing
    • will come of them. Ideas, however beautiful, need not result in
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    • ideas, but sought the real conditions. And Freud believed that
    • ideas. But are there not many who have some such experience in
    • trivial idea of the feeling and the reasoning man, and adds
    • “According to this example of the genesis of new ideas
    • with thick skulls and cold hearts. The idea of God” (he
    • “The idea of God is simply a necessary psychological
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    • ideas of propriety and impropriety.
    • may be handled by means of mere ideas. Such connections lead
    • be confined to the realm of ideas which are conveyed to the
    • many unconscious ideas that they can never happen upon the
    • absolute, infallible; and I must ever repeat that when ideas
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    • — in the form of ideas, moods, impulses of will, adding
    • this field, not however through ideas, but by resolution of
    • judgment would be as cruelly philistine as the opposite idea:
    • worlds. We gain no idea of the several worlds if we do not
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    • get a good idea of all that is, so to speak, embedded in this
    • has a false idea of what is being experienced by the departed.
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    • of the idea of metamorphosis, from the human head of today to
    • must be according to present ideas.
    • from chemical or other ideas. All atomism is thoroughly driven
    • give up the preconceived idea that our psychic
    • find them to be more often memory ideas, the memories proper.
    • us study the heart with the same idea. For spiritual-scientific
    • and he was furious about the idea that the heart should not be
    • pointing out to you an idea, asking you to think about it
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    • parts: those who today form no idea of all this, who know nothing of
    • the day, and those who form ideas for themselves that something new is
    • idea whereby the group-soulness chiefly expresses itself loses meaning
    • ever more and more in the evolution of mankind, i.e., the idea
    • between human beings as were customary in old Atlantis. The idea of race
    • evolution of mankind, we have never employed the idea of race in the
    • of childhood, and be clear that the idea of race ceases to have any
    • consider how many people there are in our time who make any idea at
    • “I”? How can one gradually get an idea, a concept of what he
    • everything we thus get as ideas out of the entire cosmos, then we
    • at all the other members. And so we come gradually to an idea
    • struggle up to the highest ideas of this “I,” if we learn to
    • has any preference for these or the other ideas and views, whoever can
    • they are today. The word “idea” used by Plato signified
    • something different from the word “Idea,” as used by our
    • Idea,” and they confuse it with abstract concepts. Plato
    • thorough idealists, express themselves entirely in a materialistic
    • death. And that is the essential! If we bring forward those ideas
    • Everything else which one can take up as ideas today, will become more
    • idea, then we must be clear, that it would be fantastic to think that
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    • I have an exact idea of the nosegay. But then someone comes who
    • the four sides, do we then get a complete idea of the events of
    • Now we will form for ourselves an idea of how this life flowed into
    • event in humanity. An idea should be awakened of how deeply this event
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    • idea of. When a word sounded in the old Hebraic speech — only the
    • less abstract idea... but a whole world. Because of this, the vowels
    • understand. One must first bring together those ideas which make it
    • Here we come to an important occult idea, without which you cannot
    • transformed. You have perhaps today got a little idea of how the words
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    • The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real
    • Idealism and Materialism, — he either falls
    • which cannot find the bridge between the Ideal — one can
    • also call it the “spiritually-coloured Ideal”
    • Idealism and Materialism, for those same Mystery Initiates this
    • everything Ideal, Beautiful and Good, all that is filled with
    • all, it unites certain ideas which can only be understood when
    • itself such ideas of a physical appearance, (sinnlichen
    • those ideas and feelings in his inner being. He knows himself
    • as one's ideas and feelings, is the truth; that is certain.
    • ideas, as feelings from waking to sleeping, still continued to
    • Ideal; and in this stream he seeks to find a firm point. St.
    • best gain a clear idea of what lived in Auguste Comte, as also
    • the first stage that the ideas of man tended mostly towards
    • phenomena, they then put abstract ideas in their place. —
    • life, and thought that through those ideas they could come to
    • human beings would take such ideals as those of Auguste Comte
    • itself. I cannot even give you any idea now of its structure,
    • stream, the Ideal, that thereby he could get a firm point on
    • Ideal and the Real, the Ideal and the Material. He tried with
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    • The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real
    • of an abstract ego of those shadowy ideas and concepts which
    • ordering of Nature which consists contains no ideals, which of
    • any ideal, moral or otherwise, can be realised. On the other
    • worthy of man unless he had ideals, unless he could cling to
    • regard his ideals as operative, as effective, in the same way
    • — so, that the ideals are able to enter into Nature, into
    • of Nature and his own ideals appear to him side by side, but he
    • could also recognise his ideals as real forces, just as real as
    • a strong enough reality to oppose the force of his Ideals, He
    • in its place, and that which to-day constitutes our ideals will
    • experience an Ordering of our Ideals (yellow). The physicist
    • — “The ideal Ordering was a dream, it must sink and
    • vanish like dreams. At the end of the earth our dream-ideal
    • and that which to-day constitutes our ideal Order, forms the
    • the Ideals of modern humanity to become the external Ordering
    • ever have a hope that the Ideal has the power to realise
    • conservation of force and matter did exist, then our ideal
    • illumination: — that the Ideals of the present constitute
    • them Angels — they put abstract ideas, a metaphysic of
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    • Try to acquire an idea of what we mean when we speak of this
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    • ideas of occult teaching for some time. Hence, they may well wish to
    • configurations, which he calls his ideal. He forms moral concepts.
    • idea of this if you follow me into the following consideration, which
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    • underlay this. Those who indicated the first ideas for these Gothic
    • great ideas of initiates. Human souls take up the force of these
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    • an idea of what is meant when it is said of the old occult
    • comprehensive idea, effected a renewal of spiritual life, whose
    • Godhead. From what, then, do things arise since ideas are new
    • have an idea; the manifestation of this creation; the course of its
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    • was an initiate. It can be said that this seal represents the idea of
    • total humanity. This will be understood when we recall some ideas
    • reproduction. You will get an idea of this mystery if you make clear
    • give you an idea of the world's creation, of space, and of the divine
    • significance. The following example will give you an idea of it.
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    • gained in ideas and conceptions, all that he has attained through
    • trivial example: the watchmaker has first the idea, then he makes the
    • watch according to the idea. A watch is made after the maker's
    • ideas which preceded the watch; afterwards everyone can study and
    • observe for himself from what ideas the watch was made, he can follow
    • intuitions, those ideas and thoughts according to which the world, as
    • we see it, was formed. Man finds these thoughts and ideas in the
    • he evoked the idea of a great spiritual world. When he, pronouncing
    • each other, call forth quite different ideas in man. It was the same
    • know where their ideas about the outer world of the senses come from,
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    • it spiritually, with his ideas or feelings or in any such way. He
    • receives from the outer world, who with his understanding and ideas
    • them, so, in like measure as he tries with his ideas, conceptions and
    • ideas towards the whole world. The beings which enter into man when
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    • hierarchies. And this is only natural, for according to modern ideas,
    • thoughts of man are continually led astray. We get a clearer idea of
    • understand that the ancient Holy Rishis gave this idea to their
    • moved about as men on the Sun. We have now the spiritual idea of a
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    • because they conceived the idea of them. Thus it is the power of
    • the power behind the force of ideas, or concepts, in modern humanity?
    • When one formulates an idea to-day, it is formed only in the astral;
    • In order to form an idea of such sublime Beings, and why they were
    • task of helping the Spirits of Personality. We can form an idea of
    • You have thus been given the first idea, in the sense of the primeval
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    • system, would give you a correct idea of ancient Saturn. Our whole
    • an idea of the place whence come the Cherubim, the Seraphim and the
    • to receive from the Trinity the highest ideas and aims for a system
    • the task of building up in wisdom the aims and ideas which they
    • who soars to such ideas that gas under conditions of pressure can
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    • a nation only as a comprehensive general idea of a nation. For the
    • which for the lovers of the abstract, is merely an idea, but which is
    • the other system, can one form any idea of the rulership and the
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    • on. We must not get wrong ideas.
    • difficulty for man consists in his fixed idea that a physical body
    • Such ideas lead us to the understanding of human evolution, so that
    • gain an idea of them as the dwelling-places of the corresponding
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    • the men of the present day who have received their ideas about the
    • scientist can have no idea. This is naturally not the result of any
    • ideas only, and builds a whole system upon them, it is easy to form
    • of view of spiritual science this is a grotesque idea — the
    • we have not to do with the abstract idea that ice is water, but what
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    • Thus we build up our idea of evolution from the point when it begins,
    • up to the time when one can give out, can create. The idea of the
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    • idea of this in seeing towns which have been given over to nature.
    • consideration will give you an idea of what that future will be like:
    • this so long as your ideas remain in the space of three dimensions;
    • Thrones, and in describing them, get a good idea of man. If we could
    • were put forth as an ideal for the future. ‘These beings’
    • beginning. But let us take the Ideal; the man's ‘Ego’
    • Wisdom must be an ideal for us, which is born out of the
    • world-Ideal, and with this, force also for our ideal for future
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    • of never being confused about an idea when once we have recognised
    • spiritual ideas within us. That is the other centre of force on which
    • illuminated by the noblest light. If we feel this idea and receive it
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    • the perfection which we must hold before us as our future ideal of
    • refreshing ideas and thoughts of Anthroposophy give to the soul not
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    • thought, every idea, is a phenomenon of the physical world. And
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    • abstract, who had facts rather than conceptions or ideas in their
    • historical conception implies the idea of progress, not of mere
    • idea of historical progress, he may easily lose sight of the meaning
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    • inner life of the soul was enriched with ideas and conceptions to
    • we have seen, the ideal before the more northern stream was the
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    • ancient Persian civilisation of Zoroaster, could originate the ideal
    • initiation, look into a region where Jehovah was not merely an idea,
    • was merely alluded to and very few people had a clear idea of it at
    • the time when the Christ was expected. Their ideas of the outer gods
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    • seek along the right paths have no idea that there is such a thing as
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    • is the highest possible ideal for present day man to attain to the
    • an ideal; the ideal of the first period of civilisation at a higher
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    • ourselves an idea of what will happen in the future, i.e. in time.
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    • and Its Attainment, is set forth how one can reach this ideal
    • give an idea of genuine occult physiology and anatomy, which
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    • does not necessarily proceed from the consciousness soul. The idea of
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    • Our observations will lead us up to the high ideals of human society,
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    • people would put such things into practice they would see that ideas
    • ideas of the future as vital concepts. Once Goethe permits all this
    • plane. Certainly anyone who has grasped the idea of the astral
    • ideal, but keep constantly returning to it in a practical way. This
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • denied. It explains why one might marvel at the idea of searching for
    • been raised again and again throughout the ages by an idealistic or
    • external-physical as such. One then cites ideas produced by man about
    • view the concrete actuality of the true world of ideas is sufficient
    • concepts and ideas, in the nous, as he calls it, man lives in
    • idealistic philosophies.
    • processes representing matter and ideas have their being, and the
    • itself to man as ideas — the world sphere in which the divine
    • the West from ridding themselves of their prejudices against the idea
    • in the form of ideas, felt the presence of the Luciferic along with
    • sensual life. It is not a question here of concepts, ideas,
    • the West from becoming reconciled to the idea of reincarnation. A
    • principle, as Hegel dealt with the idea and Schopenhauer with the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: IV. Laws of Nature, Evolution of Consciousness and Repeated Earth Lives.
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    • with general, vague ideas about repeated earth lives. We could ask
    • harmony. Those who boggle at the idea of reincarnation only show how
    • ideal for man's inner law. It was by no means fortuitous that in the
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Festival: A Token of the Victory of the Sun
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    • Festival, have any clear or profound idea of what it means? How seldom
    • do we find evidence of any clear ideas of this Festival, and even when
    • able to form a clear idea of the process of the development of the
    • desires, especially of his ideas and thoughts. Think of the regularity
    • In earlier times this cosmic harmony was placed as a great Ideal
    • were looked upon as holy men, as Ideals, and it was said that if a Sun
    • relation of the future to the ideal of mankind generally. As humanity
    • ideal, this is evidence that men have not realised what truth really
    • thinking stands to-day, then the ideal of the ancient wisdom, the
    • ideal of Christianity, the ideal of Anthroposophy will be realised. It
    • ideal and right as it is to vote about what has been recognised as
    • This ideal can stand before the soul of every human being and then he
    • has before him the ideal of the Sun Hero, the ideal to which every
    • more peace and concord there will be upon the Earth. The great ideal
    • Festivals are the commemoration of great Ideals, and Christmas is the
    • birth feast of the very greatest Ideal before mankind, of that Ideal
    • have reached our Ideal, for Spiritual Science will have become common
  • Title: Lecture: Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival
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    • life, in what may be called man's highest Ideal. Thus did they learn
    • to look upwards to this supreme Ideal of humanity, to the time when
    • When Christianity came into being it bore this Ideal within it. Man
    • spiritual re-birth, as the great Ideal of all humanity and moreover
    • of a ‘Sun Hero’ who embodied the same Ideal which, in Christianity,
    • Festival of the supreme Ideal of mankind, for then it will bring to
  • Title: Lecture: Christmas at a Time of Grievous Destiny
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    • idea. There existed something which up to this day has been completely
    • conceived on earth. The best way to get some idea of the knowledge
    • the grandeur of the Gnostic idea of the Christ. The Mystery-wisdom
    • ancient Gnostic idea of Him. Picturing this, one is filled with
    • received Christianity without the Christ-idea which, to begin with,
    • with the Jesus-idea? Why was Christmas the festival which above all
    • What was it that kindled in men's hearts the idea which then, in the
  • Title: Lecture: The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
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    • mind has no understanding. The idea prevailing nowadays is that man's
  • Title: Lecture: The Revelation of the Cosmic Christ
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    • convey an idea of Immortality to the soul. But when it comes to the
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • general idea of the Bodhisattvas and their mission. We must accustom
    • try, with the help of the ideas and sentiments which we have acquired
    • lecture to-day to begin by giving some description of the idea men had
    • of the Bodhisattvas and of how that idea moved through the world.
    • feelings, all the conceptions and ideas of men, alter and are renewed
    • advocating the idea of re-embodiment or reincarnation, if we did not
    • forms of pure thought, he would not have had the faintest idea what
    • soul which did not as yet exist in any living man. Ideas or
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • If you hold this as an ideal before you, you will be living an
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • which is capable of judgment. All the feeling, the idealism and
    • enthusiasm for what is good, for high ideals, we owe to the
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 4: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • it must be given out now! It would be a mistaken idea of Christianity
    • increasing extent the materialistic ideas of man. Under this
    • materialistic ideas, for it was believed the Messiah would come in the
    • through their mistaken philosophy been led into curious ideas, may
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 5: Correspondences Between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm
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    • a maya, an illusion. If we accept the idea of a certain point in
    • are to-day the leaders of culture and of the cultured ideas prevalent
    • a culture which has created its ideas with a densified brain, those
    • same ideas tend to create dense outlines which cannot be modified, so
    • that when ideas are once formed they must be held on to. But the
    • spirit does not admit of this. That is mobile, and when we form ideas,
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 6: The Birth of Conscience
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    • ideas and concepts from all sorts of different sources and sides which
    • Euripides, who in his tragedies shows us that he already had the idea
    • of conscience. In ancient Greece we can see how the idea of conscience
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 7: The Further Development of Conscience
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    • particular try to form a clear idea of what we ourselves must make of
    • more persons determining to follow certain ideals according as the
    • these ideals, trying to enthuse other people and to induce them to
    • the idea the Christians have of Jesus Christ — were already in
    • ask: ‘What then is actually the difference between the idea of
    • Paul had in his heart and soul, and the idea of the Messiah already in
    • the general idea — The author of The Christ Myth now asks:
    • extent did he carry the idea of Christ further?’
    • that idea! He is supposed to have grasped the idea of a Christ Who
    • such! St. Paul is therefore supposed to say, that the highest idea
    • obtain a purely abstract idea, which in itself might be contradicted?
    • rightly said. He did not receive the mere idea, the concept of Christ
    • such words. It was not as the result of an idea, an outer ideal, or of
    • such and such a day does not harmonise with our ideas! Can we,
  • Title: Life Between ... I: Investigations Into Life Between Death and Rebirth 1
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    • Once we have gained ideas and feelings about the Mystery of Golgotha,
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    • another factor. Because all feelings and the capacity to form ideas
    • find that a tradition prevailed in humanity that expresses the idea
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    • During sleep we have no mental pictures, ideas, desires, impulses,
    • man's soul again every morning when he wakes from sleep. Ideas,
    • does the child pass out of the ego-filled ideas and mental pictures?
    • an increasingly accurate and complete idea of the landscape will be
    • whose ideas are the outcome of purified will, becomes a sociable
    • destiny for the next, the Venus period. A different category of ideas
    • also comes into consideration then, ideas a man has evolved during
    • ideas and conceptions are of a religious character. If religion has
    • their barren, materialistic ideas they have excluded all religious
    • In the life on earth materialistic ideas are an error, a fallacy. In
    • the realm of the spirit they are a reality. Ideas, which here in the
    • again. Everything that we do as a result of our ordinary moral ideas,
    • fulfilled ideal. He may hope that through the power of such a prayer
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    • naturally a lofty ideal. This will become more widespread as time
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    • wanted to give you an idea of how opportunities arise to establish
  • Title: Life Between ... VII: The Working of Karma in Life After Death
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    • ideas, they will nevertheless be transformed into pure sensations and
    • Then man will not know merely as a result of abstract ideas and the
  • Title: Life Between ... IX: Life After Death
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    • gathering for such work is not merely the pursuit of an “ideal”
    • in the sense of other ideals that are prevalent in our time.
    • The spiritual-scientific “ideal” is different in that it
    • The basic questions, which are important in relation to our ideals,
    • and ideas about the spiritual world in a childlike manner. As a
    • Those who feel called upon to carry spiritual ideas into our
    • that brings forth the ideal of spiritual science.
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    • spiritual communities where spiritual ideals are commonly fostered
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    • completely away from the idea of the spiritual world until the moment
    • that it is unnatural to instill such ideas into children because they
    • receive such ideas with enthusiasm and even consider them to be
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    • Descriptions are never quite accurate that convey the idea that the
    • concepts or ideas. I have said impulses, not concepts.
    • form would have a grotesque appearance according to modern ideas if
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    • in science it remains merely an ideal to grasp the reality of life.
    • natural scientific method a mere ideal because it is something that
    • like moral ideas. Here on earth men are grouped in accordance with
    • contain the idea of reincarnation. Such a confession must appear to
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    • rebirth or, if the idea of repeated earth lives is rejected, with an
    • earthly existence to have formed an idea of the conditions of life
    • contains spiritual ideas. We can do a great service to souls who have
    • ideas that one can only acquire here on earth.
    • cannot understand it. Concepts and ideas of the spiritual world can
  • Title: Lecture I: Human and Cosmic Thought
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    • idea is meant to evoke — the general thought is in motion, and
    • not come to it. Thus their first ideas of things-in-themselves come
    • about such ideas except in so far as language preserves them.
    • would expect from somebody who came along with ideas such as those I
    • ordinary life, opinions are the result of inferences, and ideas come
    • ideas from opinions? It is just as clever as if someone were to say:
    • get an idea of where the boundary lies between the realm of the
    • one comes to such an idea is intimately connected with whether one is
    • prepared to admit only ideas or concepts of individual things —
  • Title: Lecture II: Human and Cosmic Thought
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    • ideas people have about the world. When one concerns oneself with
    • better prepared, according to the ideas of those times, than is
    • where Nominalism — the idea that the collective term is only a
    • some realm of thought somebody has got hold of the idea “general
    • is essential, if one wants to form a correct idea of what thinking
    • the material world and its laws. As all their ideas of the spiritual
    • exceptionally correct ideas, but concerning matter and its laws they
    • outlook, there must be a realm of ideas and ideals within the
    • ideas work through it and give it purpose. It was under the influence
    • ideas that permeate the world-process, may be called Idealists and
    • their outlook: Idealism. Beautiful and grand and glorious
    • things have been brought forward on behalf of this Idealism. And in
    • show that the world would be purposeless and meaningless if ideas
    • in this realm Idealism is fully justified. But by means of it one
    • distinguish this Idealism from other world-outlooks:
    • Idealism there is a certain transition. The crudest kind of
    • world is ordered mathematically. If mathematical ideas are found to
    • be real in the world, why should not other ideas have equal reality?”
    • Such a person accepts this — that ideas are active in the
    • world. But he grants validity only to those ideas that he discovers
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  • Title: Lecture III: Human and Cosmic Thought
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    • Idealism, Rationalism and Mathematism.
    • were, by Idealism. Other souls are open to be shone upon by
    • But a man can also be, e.g. a Gnostic of Idealism; then he will have
    • a special proclivity for seeing clearly the ideals of mankind and the
    • ideas of the world. Thus there can be a difference between two men
    • who are both Idealists. One man will be an idealistic enthusiast who
    • always has the word “ideal”, “ideal”,
    • ideal”, on his lips, but does not know much about
    • idealism; he lacks the faculty for conjuring up ideals in sharp
    • Idealism, but knows how to picture the ideals clearly in his soul.
    • The latter, who inwardly grasps Idealism quite concretely — as
    • Gnostic in the domain of Idealism. Thus one could say that he is
    • mental-zodiacal-sign of Idealism.
    • are neither Spiritists nor Idealists; they are quite ordinary
    • Idealists are often not Gnostics of Realism at all. We can indeed
    • concepts and ideas can settle such knotty points more easily than the
    • constellation of Idealism, is Hegel. But this special mood in which
    • Idealism, for it, too, can pass through all the constellations. It is
    • ideas with one another. As when in looking at an organism one comes
    • develop Logicism in the constellation of Idealism, as Hegel did; one
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    • is influenced by the world-outlook of Idealism. We will say that he
    • called the Venus mood, flows towards Idealism and is nourished by its
    • the soul by this standing of Mysticism in the sign of Idealism waits
    • in the sign of Idealism. Now the forces which arise in this way do
    • stood in the sign of Idealism, this will pass over into another
    • of Idealism; and such a soul, in the course of the same incarnation,
    • Idealism — Realism in
    • corresponding way. The configurations below the line from Idealism to
    • for all that lies above the line running from Idealism to Realism.
    • idea of it prevails that many people nowadays cannot grasp it at all.
    • For example, that which appears to us finally in the sign of Idealism
    • Idealism, and it can so work upon a man that it prepares his whole
    • organism so that he inclines to Idealism. In like manner are the
    • virtue of his earlier incarnation, the forces of Idealism and of
    • Idealism) so worked upon his whole bodily constitution that he was in
    • the first place capable of becoming a mystical Idealist. Then his
    • in our brain, and then the ideas “lion”, “dog”,
    • things together, Mysticism and Idealism, and we then say: “Mysticism
    • appears in Idealism.” Imagine this first as the preparatory
    • can develop a natural bent for becoming a mystical Idealist. Into the
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    • idea is meant to evoke — the general thought is in motion, and
    • not come to it. Thus their first ideas of things-in-themselves come
    • about such ideas except in so far as language preserves them.
    • would expect from somebody who came along with ideas such as those I
    • ordinary life, opinions are the result of inferences, and ideas come
    • ideas from opinions? It is just as clever as if someone were to say:
    • get an idea of where the boundary lies between the realm of the
    • one comes to such an idea is intimately connected with whether one is
    • prepared to admit only ideas or concepts of individual things —
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    • ideas people have about the world. When one concerns oneself with
    • better prepared, according to the ideas of those times, than is
    • where Nominalism — the idea that the collective term is only a
    • some realm of thought somebody has got hold of the idea “general
    • is essential, if one wants to form a correct idea of what thinking
    • the material world and its laws. As all their ideas of the spiritual
    • exceptionally correct ideas, but concerning matter and its laws they
    • outlook, there must be a realm of ideas and ideals within the
    • ideas work through it and give it purpose. It was under the influence
    • ideas that permeate the world-process, may be called Idealists and
    • their outlook: Idealism. Beautiful and grand and glorious
    • things have been brought forward on behalf of this Idealism. And in
    • show that the world would be purposeless and meaningless if ideas
    • in this realm Idealism is fully justified. But by means of it one
    • distinguish this Idealism from other world-outlooks:
    • Idealism there is a certain transition. The crudest kind of
    • world is ordered mathematically. If mathematical ideas are found to
    • be real in the world, why should not other ideas have equal reality?”
    • Such a person accepts this — that ideas are active in the
    • world. But he grants validity only to those ideas that he discovers
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    • Idealism, Rationalism and Mathematism.
    • were, by Idealism. Other souls are open to be shone upon by
    • But a man can also be, e.g. a Gnostic of Idealism; then he will have
    • a special proclivity for seeing clearly the ideals of mankind and the
    • ideas of the world. Thus there can be a difference between two men
    • who are both Idealists. One man will be an idealistic enthusiast who
    • always has the word “ideal”, “ideal”,
    • ideal”, on his lips, but does not know much about
    • idealism; he lacks the faculty for conjuring up ideals in sharp
    • Idealism, but knows how to picture the ideals clearly in his soul.
    • The latter, who inwardly grasps Idealism quite concretely — as
    • Gnostic in the domain of Idealism. Thus one could say that he is
    • mental-zodiacal-sign of Idealism.
    • are neither Spiritists nor Idealists; they are quite ordinary
    • Idealists are often not Gnostics of Realism at all. We can indeed
    • concepts and ideas can settle such knotty points more easily than the
    • constellation of Idealism, is Hegel. But this special mood in which
    • Idealism, for it, too, can pass through all the constellations. It is
    • ideas with one another. As when in looking at an organism one comes
    • develop Logicism in the constellation of Idealism, as Hegel did; one
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    • is influenced by the world-outlook of Idealism. We will say that he
    • called the Venus mood, flows towards Idealism and is nourished by its
    • the soul by this standing of Mysticism in the sign of Idealism waits
    • in the sign of Idealism. Now the forces which arise in this way do
    • stood in the sign of Idealism, this will pass over into another
    • of Idealism; and such a soul, in the course of the same incarnation,
    • Idealism — Realism in
    • corresponding way. The configurations below the line from Idealism to
    • for all that lies above the line running from Idealism to Realism.
    • idea of it prevails that many people nowadays cannot grasp it at all.
    • For example, that which appears to us finally in the sign of Idealism
    • Idealism, and it can so work upon a man that it prepares his whole
    • organism so that he inclines to Idealism. In like manner are the
    • virtue of his earlier incarnation, the forces of Idealism and of
    • Idealism) so worked upon his whole bodily constitution that he was in
    • the first place capable of becoming a mystical Idealist. Then his
    • in our brain, and then the ideas “lion”, “dog”,
    • things together, Mysticism and Idealism, and we then say: “Mysticism
    • appears in Idealism.” Imagine this first as the preparatory
    • can develop a natural bent for becoming a mystical Idealist. Into the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Suffering
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    • imagination that makes many scientists have such a false idea of
  • Title: Lecture: What Do We Understand by Illness and Death
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    • ever solve. People who speak thus have no idea how arrogant these
    • words are; they have no idea that there does exist a solution to the
    • be mystified by the idea that sin — something entirely moral
    • ideals. Compare a savage to an average European, or perhaps to a
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Nature and Significance of Karma in the Personal and Individual, and in Humanity, the Earth and the Universe
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    • invigorating them. When the anthroposophist sets before him the ideal
    • different from Anthroposophical ideas and ideals, that the
    • the proper way, the conceptions and ideas follow of themselves; but if
    • this way, a description of the idea of ‘karma’ will be
    • himself an idea of what karma is. It is a very abstract idea of karma
    • idea of karma is too abstract, because it is on the one hand too
    • explain ideas in quite a philosophical manner, such expressions as the
    • accurate in our ideas instead of being casual as people sometimes are
    • idea of karma if we spoke of it only in that way. Hence, we cannot use
    • higher idea of the connection between cause and effect. For instance
    • certain extent, get nearer to the idea of karma, even if we do not
    • the idea of karma. Unless a result is produced which reacts upon the
    • effect upon the being which caused it, the idea of karma is not
    • understood. We thus get somewhat nearer to the idea when it is clear
    • the idea of karma; but if we describe it in this way we obtain only a
    • If we want to grasp this idea abstractly, we cannot do better than by
    • added to this idea of karma. If the effect reacts upon the being
    • us the idea of karma, but we must include all these principles in the
    • find what we have just presented in our explanation of the idea of
    • should have to apply the idea of karma primarily to the individual
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    • foundations of the idea of karma to those outside who may raise
    • idea of karma. But for all this a few preliminary observations are
    • precisely in those countries where Christianity has spread, the idea
    • great understanding, that the idea often advanced by western
    • Of course, we must clearly understand that the idea of animals as mere
    • that world, easily arrive at an idea about the animal kingdom which
    • idea of karma which helps to understand human fate and human karma;
    • We have already pointed out that it is necessary to consider the idea
    • destiny. We must accustom ourselves to entirely different ideas from
    • those which are customary; for according to the usual ideas one might
    • of the former and as the conceptions and ideas change, the perceptions
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma in Relation to Disease and Health
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    • on this subject a wrong idea of the spiritually scientific basis may
    • not grown in accordance with the positive ideas and facts which are
    • people make it out to be, because they can form no idea of what was
    • those who are well, the question arises, ‘How can we form an idea
    • the disease. The question now arises: ‘What ideas can we form
    • be found most easily by first considering how far the idea of disease
    • quite clear that if we use purely abstract ideas we can gain no
    • arrive at a real idea of disease and also a real idea of health, we
    • comprehension of the idea of disease these diseases of plants are
    • upon the plants and injure them. In the vegetable kingdom the idea of
    • forth a clear idea within you. Let it be an impression which aroused
    • impression which produces a conscious idea, finds a kind of resistance
    • simply acts upon us without our bringing it to a conscious idea, then
    • have forgotten. No idea of it has remained behind, but at the time we
    • shall be able to form an idea of the extreme importance of the
    • death. The ideas which meet with no hindrance from the consciousness
    • If we now wish to go further with this idea we may say that our
    • emotion. This emotion which is not then weakened by any physical idea,
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Curability and Incurability of Diseases in Relation to Karma
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    • IT may be presumed, in regard to the two ideas which are to form the
    • the ideas of karma and karmic connections in life have gained ground
    • in wider circles. One may indeed say that in regard to the ideas of
    • times, about the sixteenth to the seventeenth century, when the idea
    • as laymen, or as those who have accepted the ideas of the present day,
    • the course of the nineteenth century so that you may realise how ideas
    • ideas put an obstacle in the way, so that what comes from Lucifer and
    • the life of idea which is bound to the instrument of the brain ceases,
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • longer concern itself with any such connection. The idea of the
    • introduction of the idea of self-healing, we must arrive at the
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma of the Higher Beings
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    • delusive ideas, all of which he can substantiate most logically but
    • life, but has the fixed idea that he is being pursued everywhere for
    • challenge the delusive ideas and the victim will try and find even
    • idea of how something may be carried from an earlier into the present
    • mad ideas we shall not succeed in healing him by means of logical
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karmic Effects Of Our Experiences As Men and Women. Death and Birth In Relationship to Karma
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Free Will and Karma in the Future of Human Evolution
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    • can neither answer nor even give an idea of how they ought to be
    • evolution, that even the ideas may alter which a being may have about
    • electricity, the idea of the elements has been shaken in many ways.
    • idea of the constitution of matter will be quite different. These are
    • depends always upon the quantity, for all these ideas are relative.
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Individual and Human Karma. Karma of the Higher Beings.
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    • acquired is carried over into the next. We can get an idea of this if
    • desire, springs forth also the wish for great ideals, the desire for
    • before him as an ideal. Does there exist a movement in human evolution
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    • We can form an idea about how Lucifer can get at human
    • hand, one can say — all sorts of ideas about the universe. How
    • numbers all over the world. In love with their own ideas, they fail
    • opinions, the eccentric ideas and false, extravagant idealism arise.
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    • in common with the sense world. You will get some idea of the
    • world as abstract ideas is more a hindrance than a help in leading
    • help making objections, for their ideas and habits of thought give
    • Maeterlinck has not the slightest idea that there is a possibility to
    • ideas, mental images in the soul that point back to an earlier life
    • is an alluring idea to have been Julius Caesar or Marie Antoinette in
    • image and does not distinguish between idea and actual perception can
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    • penetrate to the historical ideas that have played a part in human
    • attention to these ideas, but now he studied various articles on
    • one to fight fanatically against a new idea, for he had confidence in
    • his own intelligence, which seemed to find these ideas necessary to
    • soul this conception of nature is. How poorly it supports any ideas
    • He goes his own unique way. Turning aside at once all Haeckel's ideas
    • thinking, mental images, or ideas. First of all you have mental
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    • as the ideas and feelings we acquire there, are all images of what is
    • intermediate condition. Such ideas have no immediate significance for
    • ideas that easygoing human beings today like to form in order to
    • sense world the concepts, ideas and feelings we can carry fruitfully
    • not be able to form on the physical plane any ideas, thoughts, or
    • feelings and ideas for the realm of the spirit if we really wish to
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    • understanding, of an ideally normal ascent into the spiritual world,
    • ideally normal ascent out of the question.
    • if a soul's ascent were the ideal one, an example in which all the
    • most ideal conditions for crossing the threshold and entering the
    • as Philia. But it takes an ideal soul development, hardly to be found
    • case. You can get quite an idea of Johannes's particular soul in the
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    • better idea than has been the case up to now of the relationship of
    • political agitation and even playing into many of the abstract ideas
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    • earth.” The Angels now began to have an idea of the meaning of
    • Now, I should here like to mention that a certain idea, taken from
    • in nature without. Thus you can form an idea of what will be possible
    • nature, some idea of the composition of man and the connection of his
    • way that he put Christian ideas into his pictures. He painted for the
    • that works for the future, we have need of certain fundamental ideas
    • The idea is no longer now so tragic. We see that just as the
    • sympathies and ideas that belonged to him. What has been said does
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    • life.” In this way no real feeling, no idea could ever be
    • between these animal-forms by forming ideas of them, by forming the
    • idea of the lion, the wolf, the lamb, etc. But now we must not
    • confuse that which man forms as an idea with what the lion or the
    • that that which the animals have in common only exists in ideas, that
    • as the group-soul, does not exist apart from our ideas, has but to
    • lamb for ever so long becomes a lamb. So you will see that the ideas
    • ideas regarding the group-souls. The ideas which we generally form of
    • things. Were he to penetrate more deeply, then on forming the idea of
    • a wolf, he would have not only the abstract idea in his mind, but he
    • would have the state of feeling which corresponds to this idea. With
    • the idea, a state of feeling would be evoked, and while forming the
    • idea of the wolf man would experience that which constitutes
    • penetrates into this realm. Then he not only has the abstract idea,
    • things; how all these things are surging within us because our ideas
    • But these ideas the occultist and the clairvoyant must form for
    • himself; he must rise to these ideas. When the clairvoyant has
    • the animals and also the ideas which man forms of them. I have also
    • “wolf,” that is, he has formed the idea “wolf,”
    • “feeling-substance,” but only the abstract idea. That
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    • feelings, points of view and ideas relating to the structure of the
    • wonderful way to spiritual ideals and ideal points of view. Then we
    • ideas so strongly that, centuries later, men who have had to rethink
    • his ideas. We know that Goethe later changed the phrase, “Faust's
    • immortal part.” The original Aristotelian idea found in
    • realizing that “entelechy” would not give a clear idea of
    • depth of the idea of entelechy. We are not yet done with this and
    • similar ideas of the Greeks. They elaborated them in a truly plastic
    • trying to understand the coarser ideas of outer material reality.
    • Those more refined ideas, which according to Aristotle unite outer
    • many of the ideas and conceptions that we form in our souls are taken
    • concepts and ideas are conveyed in this way. Those who prepare
    • ideas belonging to the Roman age. The result is that our public life
    • today is everywhere permeated with concepts and ideas that spring from
    • but it is still an ideal held by many teachers with insight today. As
    • the inspiring force of the old imaginative ideation. An utter
    • Many Renaissance ideas and conceptions come to us not so much from
    • these things, but Renaissance ideas live in everyone. They are a
    • different element from the ideas and outlook of Romanism that have
    • There are many ideas in the intellectual life
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    • and Rome in order to obtain an idea of the influences that have been
    • against them. This was described in the last lecture as Roman ideals,
    • but the legal, political and military ideals that were then developing
    • give birth to an idea. In the moment of its birth it intoxicates me,
    • “I give birth to an idea. In the moment of its birth it
    • that all of his work culminates in the Christ idea.
    • impulses and ideas began to arise — those national ideas and
    • an abstract mankind. Christ has become an idea, which incarnates in
    • of life in the idea has become the Christ. He is conceived entirely as
    • an idea and Jesus is passed by. This is a life of Jesus that is no
    • more than a record of the fact that the idea, the divine, incarnates
    • continually in all humanity. Christ is diluted down to an idea, is
    • thought of merely as an idea.
    • Strauss's book the “idea of Christ,” which runs through all
    • working in men as an idea, with the consequence that its power is
    • David Friedrich Strauss with this idea of mankind, working on, running
    • through all mankind, but remaining an idea, never awakening to life.
    • A realistic life of Jesus by Renan; an idealistic life of Jesus by
    • Strauss that is also an idealistic presentation of the Christ impulse;
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    • our age of materialistic thinking, the ideas and concepts for doing so
    • be easy to find concepts in the present fund of ideas to explain what
    • definite idea or picture. They said he had entered the world as the
    • more and more purely externally. The false cultivation of the idea of
    • At any rate, let us receive at least into our hearts this ideal that
    • us. Its intention is solely to emphasize the ideal of knowledge of our
    • epoch, the ideal of the service of mankind we should recognize as
    • ideas and customs of the time. We should not be deceived for a moment:
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    • elsewhere — we then easily arrive at the idea that human
    • have the least idea how deeply and firmly they themselves are still
    • I will not elaborate Ku Hung Ming's ideas on the methods for making
    • therefore fosters, as its great ideal, drawing knowledge from the
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    • ideal of material perception, in the sense of Goethe's “primal
    • take a more idealistic form. Thus, here again we have an example of
    • establishment of earthly prosperity becomes an ideal. I do not say
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    • They were perhaps few in whom this ideal had worked a complete
    • — in these inspired men lived ever again the ideal that in the
    • later times and what has been characterized in the ideal of the
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    • many ideas, perceptions, feelings and will impulses; spiritual science
    • idea of a person's character if one knows that he has had two wives
    • perception, he created the idea of a social relationship among men. I
    • Fichte's words hold good regarding social and other ideals that have
    • “Well, here come thinkers, preaching all sorts of ideals, but
    • they are impractical men; one cannot make use of their ideals!”
    • In response to such objections, Fichte said, “That these ideals
    • shaped according to such ideals. People who do not want to know
    • anything of such ideals show nothing more than that in the evolution
    • Fichte, and with justice. It is, after all, mankind's ideals that find
    • work together with them; the ideals do not always work directly, but
    • ideas living in this book become familiar to the tenderest, earliest
    • the real, but they give themselves up to the most fantastic ideas and
    • centuries. They had to give themselves up to fantastic ideas about
    • in the old way, but that, by virtue of these fantastic ideas, they
    • precisely through these fantastic materialistic ideas. That had to
    • after death?” This seems to be quite plausible, this idea that it
  • Title: Cosmic New Year: Lecture I: The Three Streams in the Life of Civilization. The Mysteries of Light, of Man, and of the Earth.
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    • Here we find established the ideas of debt, of default, which are
    • really only legal ideas, ideas which never existed in the Mysteries of
    • amid all the confusion of very indefinite impulses, to reach ideals
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    • ideas, formed entirely according to materialistic, physical laws. He
    • Christ, that he has not the vaguest idea of the real Being of Christ,
    • nations.” This is an essentially false idea, because today, in
    • that we must seek for feelings and ideas which have nothing to do with
    • human distinctions of any kind on the Earth. Such feelings and ideas
    • matter-of-fact, bourgeois way, the one-sided idea that anything
    • idea of Duality in the Universe, upon the opposition of good and evil,
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    • are only awake with regard to conceptions and ideas, we are only half
    • us not delude ourselves about this matter. We have ideas about what we
    • will, but only when the Will becomes idea, when the Will is reflected
    • intellect, our understanding. When we think, when we form ideas, the
    • Will of course plays a certain part in the formation of the ideas, but
    • the thinking and forming of ideas by the whole Earth, after our death,
    • when men are filled with personal ideas and feelings is indeed
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    • his listeners as a mere amateur, who has as slight an idea of the
    • into the kingdom of idealism. But the impulse which in all its
    • ideas. I had pointed out two great dangers in the domain of thought,
    • yet in existence, in order to realize an ideal which, as I have said,
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    • for the ideas and thoughts of the science.
    • drawn from the same source out of which the ideas of the
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    • The world of ideas of this older mankind was as follows: In that
    • every Gemüt we would not have all the vague and impotent ideas
    • present disaster: to add something real to all the talk about ideals,
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    • come to him who is able to grasp the Michael idea in its right sense
    • people had the idea of instituting a festival at a certain time of the
    • An idea such as this can readily be sensed in its abundant beauty; but
    • by forming concepts and ideas, whereas he should drink by uniting,
    • It is to absorb something like the idea of Michael's Conflict with the
    • ideas that first present themselves to us merely as such, as ideas.
    • adherents. The opponents say, Oh, these anthroposophical ideas are
    • of these ideas — a real attitude, though unconscious. But
    • frequently it happens that a man accepts the ideas; yet, though they
    • contact with ideas dealing with other worlds, ideas presenting
    • ideas of the senses.
    • Michael power. It is confidence in the ideas of spirit — given
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    • a determining idea, really a determining impulse in mankind; and in
    • The idea that the world can and should be comprehended only by
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    • will compel men to learn to receive the ideas of spiritual science, of
    • the idea embraced in nature-consciousness — self-consciousness:
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    • world of ideas in our inner being. We really practise better
    • and live in our thoughts and ideas, spinning them out even further,
    • We can get an idea of the value of memory if we can have
    • nourishment in digestion, so you may also form an idea of the
    • truest sense of the words. From this we gain an idea of how the
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    • quite a different form. In this respect the ideas of our modern
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    • In this way the idea comes to us how the flinty part of
    • no idea; nevertheless they are absolutely true. Does it not
    • beautiful idea to be able to say: If you penetrate into the interior
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    • has of ideas is only Idea; there is no Being in it. Let man exert his
    • ideas but he never reaches Being. Ideas are illusion, not Being.
    • the pupil, the one statue represented that ideas have no Being, and
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    • his own way the ancient Mysteries, though in a more ideal form. But
    • just through the ideas that filled him he became that personality
    • can form an idea of the content of that seven years' instruction
    • inner being the idea that to this there belonged what drifted over
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    • idea from what these forms have arisen — if one considers these
    • fashion-plate forms, to get some idea of what Greek art really was in
    • background the idea that Mercury in the Middle Ages was something
    • and ideas. So where man sought the spirit, there began that great
    • can only enter the world of ideas; but in so doing you lose the
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    • there was no longer any idea of a soul ensouling your body, just as
    • But man of today has no longer a true idea to what
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    • called anthroposophy with older traditional ideas about
    • mystical, theosophical, and gnostic ideas that have arisen
    • development of medicine as if its ideas were merely childish,
    • outset that the most seemingly comprehensive ideas are related
    • idealism, realism, and the like have really taken this form.
    • materialism, idealism, or spiritualism, but merely as an
    • keep the various aspects separate, our ideas will appear as if
    • the complicated association of ideas — I mean a picture
    • of the ideas that associate and not of the nerve fibers
    • the process underlying the linking together of ideas, my
    • yourselves, “I have an idea that reminds me of another
    • idea I had three years ago, and I link the one to the
    • if you take a series of ideas) that bear a great resemblance,
    • follows is merely a matter of conjecture. All ideas about the
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    • to the ideas and laws that apply when we are doing experiments
    • mechanistic, idealistic, spiritualistic, or the like —
    • apply all the ideas and laws derived in the inorganic world to
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    • fourteenth years our ideal must be to work not primarily upon
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    • Anthroposophy with older traditional ideas. I have no wish to waste
    • various mystical, theosophical and so-called gnostic ideas which have
    • medicine as if its ideas were merely childish, compared with those
    • ask you to-day to forgive certain pedantic ideas.
    • there side by side. I look at them and form certain ideas about them.
    • ideas are related to the reality just as photographs of a tree,
    • The more photographs I have, the more nearly will my idea approximate
    • materialism, idealism, realism and the like, have really taken this
    • direction of materialism, idealism, or mysticism, but merely as an
    • keep the various aspects separate, our ideas will appear rather as if
    • conception and ideation, as Herbart, the philosopher, had once done.
    • ideas — I mean a picture of the ideas which associate and not
    • the process underlying the concatenation of ideas, my drawings look
    • ideation. Everything in the life of ideation can be found again in
    • ideation. Something of the kind strikes us forcibly when we read
    • only with the way in which ideas unite, separate, etc., and then draw
    • necessary for the life of ideation, even if people still hanker after
    • not the life of ideation, but the process or function of breathing.
    • have an idea which reminds me of another idea I had three years ago
    • make diagrams, especially if we take a series of ideas. Such diagrams
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    • of thought can no longer confine itself to the ideas and laws
    • mechanistic, idealistic, animistic or the like — when we say,
    • contrast, in that we apply the ideas and laws obtaining in the
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    • Between the seventh and fourteenth years our ideal must be to work
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    • but purely conceptual, ideative activity — is not dependent on
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    • scientifically, and to form such ideas with regard to it as are
    • at the present day think concerning such social ideas who feel the
    • of the social ideals of a Fourier, or a Louis Blanc, or a
    • social ideals born of feeling, sentiment and modern learning which
    • senses, outside man himself, abstract ideas and facts. Without
    • ideas in which no one believes; since everything without exception
    • great majority of people, when they hear of the social ideals of
    • grasp ideas capable of creating social institutions which will remove
    • machinations of certain persons, and the idea of justice, of the
    • retaining the out-of-date legal and political ideas.” These are
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    • THE idea of the
    • describe yesterday. This idea of the threefold ordering of the social
    • described. Emphatically, the whole idea of the Three-Membered Social
    • force to the conclusions arising from the idea of the threefold
    • membering of the social organism. This idea is a result of the
    • to-day, the fundamental idea of the threefold membering of the social
    • complete misunderstanding of the threefold order, for that idea
    • idea of the threefold membering of the social body, there is a great
    • themselves according to their own ideas and principles.
    • little insight into facts knows that the idea of founding this great
    • to-day. There, certain individuals were able to carry out these ideas
    • were less dogmatic in their ideas and more willing to learn from
    • things is to set out with preconceived ideas, inspired by human
    • passions, and to close our eyes to realities. The idea of the
    • production. The idea of the Threefold Social Organism starts from
    • III, who was completely under the spell of modern ideas, took it into
    • the idea of the Threefold Order of the Social Organism is to detach
    • very important that a highly erroneous idea should be corrected by
    • impossible to call up by enchantment real ideas and feelings from
    • followers that these were Utopian ideas, without reality. And
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    • ideas.
    • are not based upon new thoughts and ideas; they are, rather, the
    • proletarian and other classes ridicule the idea that the system of
    • ago people laughed at the idea of legal and cultural spheres
    • their institutions such that human ideas and human faculties find
    • follow up these ideas to their logical conclusion. But the
    • this is true. But the idea of the Threefold Social Organism does not
    • ‘Is that not a complete unity?’ and say: ‘The idea
    • from two sides. Out of the realities of life arises the idea of the
    • alluded yesterday to the idea of founding a kind of hierarchy on
    • I have no idea how my work in making this screw will affect my
    • modern thinkers to accustom themselves to ideas which would
    • people were under the influence of an idea, as if they were under the
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    • in practice their ideas of reconstructing social life was given to
    • upon this as the pessimism of an idealist. But that was the utterance
    • transformation of thoughts and ideas, of the most intimate life of
    • there is between the idea of human freedom contained in my book and
    • the idea of freedom as an impulse prevalent in our modern civilization.
    • latter, I might give Woodrow Wilson's idea of freedom; an
    • it is adapted. That is to say, at the bottom of such an idea of
    • immediate practice of life, so that, through the ideas developed in
    • science, then his idea of freedom would be the same as that of
    • within himself. But if the ideas contained in my
    • abstract ideas, even of modern science, we are so far removed from
    • underlying the words. The ideas of those who devote themselves to
    • may be read and heard, in which the will is dealt with. But the ideas
    • remains abstract and foreign to life. While such ideas are current,
    • volition. Spiritual science evolves ideas regarding the will which at
    • in conformity with ideas underlying the Threefold Social Order.
    • is praised as an ideal method. The teacher must know what forces
    • effort to place before you an idea of the fundamental character of a
    • people may vaunt their social ideals, there are few who are at all
    • social ideals, a wide outlook on life is indispensable. People speak,
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    • idea, it is certainly true that in life things can and do unite which
    • in the object, in a unity? But all this is idea only and has no
    • an idea conceived out of personal inclinations by one or more
    • socialist quarters and expressed in the words: No social idea however
    • should be abolished or transformed into common property have no idea
    • ideas may appear to the present-day world strange and unfamiliar. But
    • larger or smaller groups. This collective will is an ideal for which
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    • inasmuch as it might possibly be said that these are isolated ideas
    • noticeably lacking in these lectures. Certainly, thoughts and ideas
    • thoughts and ideas differ considerably from much else that has been
    • finds the condition even worse. Ed.) And even those ideas and
    • idealistic aims whose greatest value lay in their international
    • to a high level; it is ennobled; it takes the form of an ideal and
    • rightly so. But that ideal is, nevertheless, rooted in human egoism.
    • Now this ideal must spring from human egoism, and it must be realized
    • sound less idealistic, but it is the true one.
    • human ideals and the feelings of the human soul have not kept pace
    • ideals of the so-called League of Nations, the avowed object of which
    • will say: But this is the height of sheer idealism! Nevertheless, in
    • out that the so-called idealists are by no means the most ignorant
    • concerning the connection of ideals with real life. He was conscious
    • that the thoughts of the idealist are very beautiful, but that
    • practicality actually demands these ideals, if it is ever to become
    • realization of these ideals, because they are either too lazy to
    • The same man of whom I have spoken said: The idealist knows just as
    • well as anyone that ideals are not directly applicable in practice;
    • ideals. People who cannot convince themselves of this truth only show
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    • power. That which was consolidated was not what the idealists of '48
    • to the ideas of “Liberalism.” Now its evolution became
    • altogether subject to the idea of the State. This was what gave the
    • must bring the threefold idea into as many human heads as possible? I
    • been to bring the threefold idea into as many heads as possible before
    • ideas. I will give you an example from Natural Science to indicate
    • Thus, our ideas in Economics must be altogether mobile. We must rid
    • Price, Production, Consumption and so forth with ideas such as they
    • Here, above all, we are directed to the idea of the living, social
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    • conceptions and ideas which we have to develop cannot but be a little
    • nonsensical way. Nevertheless, here again there is the underlying idea
    • — even the most complicated — as compared with the ideas
    • “Labour.” We shall make no progress in economic ideas if
    • of values and prices with the idea of finding a firm and fixed ground
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    • idealism, but I beg you to observe once more: In this lecture I am
    • speaking neither idealistically nor ethically, but from an
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    • insight that gives us always mobile ideas, which never correspond to
    • from such ideas as these. But now, in the application of human Labour
    • conceives the idea of making a cart and using horses to draw it.
    • From various points of view the idea has been expressed in Economics
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    • into Nature. But you must first call to your aid another idea if you
    • production. I have indeed included, now and then, ideas that had to do
    • the ideas as indicated here, we gain an intelligent conception of
    • here you are at once obliged to have recourse to the idea of economic
    • speaking of realities. Ideas by' themselves have no effect in the real
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    • Economic Science is full of unclear ideas — ideas which, as I
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    • It is important to know whether with such an idea as this we are
    • economic life must be. It is just because we try to get at the ideas
    • what is generally understood by the idea of “wages,” but
    • of their mental outlook, of the ideas they entertain. As our mental
    • proletariat bases its agitation on the idea that Labour must be
    • ideas and carry them over into their whole conception of the economic
    • Yet this very idea, ladies and gentlemen, often brings about the very
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    • further economic ideas. Unruh has described very well, in his book on
    • ideas, by taking things that can be surveyed as a whole; but you will
    • is the essential thing. Of course by the introduction of various ideas
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    • economic circulation. To get the right idea in this respect, we
    • Transfer this idea to the sum-total of Loaned Capital in any
    • ideas. You cannot form them in any other way than by conceiving things
    • abstract concepts to ideation of an imaginative kind. Yet we can never
    • found a real science of Economics without developing pictorial ideas;
    • To form abstract ideas would only be fruitful if we could say
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    • months. Yet, as you know, the facts of life refuted this idea. If
    • system which accorded with the prevailing ideas of right and justice;
    • if we wish to understand the economic ideas of Ricardo or Adam Smith.
    • a national economy. Yet even in their ideas about this latter process
    • he turned their ideas pretty well upside down, Karl Marx only
    • continued along the same lines. The ideas of these economists are only
    • prolong in a straight line the old economic ideas. We are obliged to
    • They conceived their ideas under the influence of this fact. They
    • ladies and gentlemen, is to form an idea of the changes entailed by
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    • away from many of these current ideas of Economics into a rather
    • this point. Spengler exploits his ideas along a general line of
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    • not draw the attention of others to it; nor did they hit on the idea
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    • to give you pictorial concepts, ideal pictures, to aid you in making
    • ideal pictures I have given to you.
    • such an ideal picture as you would do, let us say, to a growing human
    • in one direction or another. You may have fairly definite ideas of
    • what he will accomplish. But these ideas will very likely turn out to
    • this way that we can have a clear idea of Nature herself, considered
    • Only by formulating the ideas in the way we have done will you get the
    • give you an idea which will at least guide you on your way towards the
    • perceive how, compared with the usual ideas, the ideal pictures we
    • If you have absorbed that which is living in these ideal pictures, you
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    • in this way do you gain an adequate idea of that which Maya is.
    • than empty. Few people have an adequate idea of what this means. Now
    • idea did not prevail that Christ Jesus was, first and foremost, the
    • world of feeling and ideation than other people; she is only able to
    • could never reach the idea of ‘I’ without being able to
    • way we reach the idea of ‘I’ inasmuch as we cross the
    • symmetrically formed — all his thinking and ideation would
    • we gain no real idea of how the physical world which surrounds us
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    • enters him by the more tenuous and ideal paths of perception and
    • order to give you some idea of the tasks of modern initiation, I
    • out with the idea that ordinary human speech, just as it is, would be
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    • this example you can see most vividly the essence of “ideal
    • spiritual world. And this is true “ideal magic”. It is
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    • historians have very little idea of the magnitude of that collision
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    • in this way do you gain an adequate idea of that which Maya is.
    • than empty. Few people have an adequate idea of what this means. Now
    • idea did not prevail that Christ Jesus was, first and foremost, the
    • world of feeling and ideation than other people; she is only able to
    • could never reach the idea of ‘I’ without being able to
    • way we reach the idea of ‘I’ inasmuch as we cross the
    • symmetrically formed — all his thinking and ideation would
    • we gain no real idea of how the physical world which surrounds us
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    • enters him by the more tenuous and ideal paths of perception and
    • order to give you some idea of the tasks of modern initiation, I
    • out with the idea that ordinary human speech, just as it is, would be
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    • inclined to any kind of visionary idealism or vague mysticism. Such
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    • this example you can see most vividly the essence of “ideal
    • spiritual world. And this is true “ideal magic”. It is
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    • thoughts, ideas, and knowledge he has thereby acquired to work upon
    • life — with the ideas of spiritual science.
    • These ideas do not serve merely to satisfy our
    • and ideas become truly fruitful for us only when we no longer merely
    • These ideas should permeate us with warmth; they should become
    • when we do not merely consider abstractly the idea of reincarnation,
    • the principle ideas and feelings for the earth-will. This, in turn,
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    • it does, since it has not the faintest idea of the realities from
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    • foundation originates. The beginnings of this idea were given through
    • transform abstract ideals into concrete ideals in order to contribute
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    • our day that they reject any such idea. Only think what a face the
    • ideas were thrown out and people declared themselves satisfied. What
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    • again!” Since they will carry into this idea the belief that it
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    • (Ideale) of spiritual science thus is not optional but is a necessary
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    • receptive to new ideas, her soul takes possession of them, and she
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    • a thought, wherein originate the most fruitful ideas for daily life
    • shades tending toward brownish red. In a man of high moral ideals the
    • Bodhisattva, speaking in powerful words of which no adequate idea can
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    • circumstances exclusively with materialistic ideas, concepts, and
    • absorbed spiritual ideas enters the spiritual world legitimately, but
    • one who has rejected spiritual ideas is forced to remain in a certain
    • I would like to characterize for you the ideal that such
    • established religious ideas. Picture for yourself such a harmless
    • definite idea, under a definite impulse of will. These brotherhoods
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    • events, not with some theory or system of ideas but with reports of
    • things. It is not a matter of my developing historical laws or ideas
    • who gives them a certain command. This is not the case. This idea is
    • period will know something for human evolution out of greater ideas
    • extent the idea of human freedom must be the testing ground for all
    • certain brotherhoods, however, which hold as their ideal to lead
    • to social and political ideas. One must take such factors into
    • perspectives. Today it is only erroneous ideas of natural science
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    • Three ideas have gradually arisen in the course of
    • evolving during the last centuries, ideas which, in the way they have
    • falsely, while Goethe has named them correctly. These three ideas
    • death. All these washed out ideas with which one seeks today to grasp
    • speaks from abstract ideas. They have wished to understand God
    • purely abstract. The more abstract the idea, the better modern
    • one makes the abstract ideas of God, virtue, and immortality into
    • concrete ideas of gold, health, and prolonging life, if one exploits
    • the concepts, the ideas, that emerge from an anthroposophically
    • observe them in the light that can come to you through such ideas. In
    • about them constantly? You must accept the idea that all this
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    • ideas, however. As one becomes conscious of the working together, in
    • would never accept the idea that when we human beings do the smallest
    • which all so-called idealists now dream, to create, without regard to
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    • ideas which had become customary round about the ninth, tenth, and
    • and ideas that you are to think of as inwardly experienced by certain
    • scholars were possessed of a world of ideas altogether different from
    • elements; but we have no idea how very little we are saying when we
    • scholars of the eighteenth century — had ideas of warmth, air,
    • water, earth, that resembled the ideas men have today. Warmth is
    • time we studied these ideas and learned to enter into a true
    • prevailing ideas of the present day. In the thirteenth and twelfth
    • An idea would have been
    • idea of the inner life of the Seraphim. Again as a bright, clear
    • directly into light, illuminating everything — such an idea
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    • And so the idea came to
    • From ideas like these,
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    • they would have been led to do so by certain ideas belonging to old
    • bold, brave spirit, he was one of those men who can value ideas, who
    • understand how to live in ideas. And so, although we notice in him a
    • idea of “boundaries” to knowledge. The idea shows itself
    • knowledge.” The idea is said to rest on an inner necessity.
    • say, without ideas, although not on that account without content.
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    • the ideas of men have travelled very far away from what was accepted
    • belief concerning the Fall really goes back ultimately to this idea;
    • develop the great idealism of which we can see such fine and lofty
    • over into man's action and into man's ideas — this
    • we find has become bereft of ideas on the one hand, and on the other
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    • their world of ideas. They had the consciousness that they were
    • must familiarise yourself with the idea. The ancients had not the
    • dependent on the logical sequence of ideas and the results of
    • ideas. He must of course have ideas — some of them have none at
    • all — but if he has ideas, then they are entered through the
    • reflected. Now men could find ideas about Nature, the Copernican
    • cosmology could arise, all manner of ideas could be formed, but they
    • ideas is after all inscribed, albeit not in space, but in the
    • been apprehended in abstract ideas.
    • states of consciousness its ideas came back in the form I explained
    • not intended as such; the idea was that for an A one should learn at
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    • materialism consists in the idea that everything is matter, and Spirit
    • or ideas of it, but only general impressions, whereas man forms
    • pictures and ideas, so, when the soul has risen to exact clairvoyance,
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    • their thought — their world of ideas. They had the
    • must familiarise yourself with the idea. The ancients had not the
    • logical sequence of ideas and the results of sense-observation
    • the most pedantic of modern professors with his ideas. (He must at
    • least have ideas. You would first have to make sure of it in the
    • individual case; modern professors seldom have ideas!) But if he has
    • ideas, then they are entered through the warmth-ether in the astral
    • all was reflected. Now men could find ideas about Nature; the
    • Copernican cosmology could arise, all manner of ideas could be
    • ideas is after all inscribed, although not in space, but in the
    • what had been conceived at first in abstract ideas.
    • of consciousness its ideas came back in the form I explained here
    • intended as such; the idea was that for an A one should
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    • an ideal, — to understand life. But life is not to be understood
    • physical or chemical laws. To do so remains an ideal; it can never be
    • If such ideas are at first abstract, it is for us to change them into
    • ideas. Yes, — to be an Anthroposophist in our age means to know
    • Dragon if those concepts and ideas which belong only to natural
    • height and strength in ideas which during the past epoch produced
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    • against the very disturbing idea that the Easter Festival should fall
    • reasons against this idea; for what underlay it was this: If Easter
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    • nations.” This is an essentially false idea, because to-day, in
    • that we must seek for feelings and ideas which have nothing to do with
    • human distinctions of any kind on the Earth. Such feelings and ideas
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    • explain them with one's own ideas must surely destroy their fresh
    • ideas. Everyone can realize, however, through spiritual research how
    • in abstract, theoretical ideas if the child's soul is not to become
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    • genuine fairy tales you will find that certain basic ideas run
    • related to me.” Therefore the idea of “sisters”
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    • The original idea of any sacred festival is to make the human being
    • also had a clear idea of the Sun forces; nay more (as we may also
    • known and so forth; but all these ideas are quite external. The man of
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    • abstract idea however it was transmitted. Man no longer looked into
    • idea of resurrection was brought home to man by such festivals as the
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    • To develop this idea still further, I must now refer to the following.
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    • of the body is of any account. According to Tibetan ideas this
    • was hoping soon to be raised to a higher rank. Actually the ideal to
    • the idea and intention underlying it. The fine impressions of this
    • about its basic idea and intention, but I can say nothing about it as
    • analysed its underlying idea and intention. The passages in French
    • Before the baptism the idea came to the mother that misfortune would
    • retains for a time the last ideas he had before death?
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    • definite idea. Let us think, for example, of the character of this
    • whole body, you may be able to get an idea of the character of the
    • and derive all kinds of ideas from them, one is on the way to finding
    • what has been imbued into them by Ahriman and Lucifer. The ideas
    • perceptions: then these ideas are in the real sense divine! In human
    • life there must be a marriage between the ideas which are given to
    • scientific sense, ideas, thoughts, could also be found from outside,
    • evil” (which means to search for the ideas in the outer world)
    • between ideas and perceptions is no longer possible, for such
    • discoveries make it essential that the ideas shall again find the
    • — that is to say, to seek for the ideas in the outer world —
    • there is also widespread rebellion against the fact that the ideas
    • acquire ideas based on sense-perceptions. The decree went forth: Man
    • Life, and the ideas which stream directly out of the spirit-realm
    • ideas were to flow into men to be the substance of life — the
    • precisely what enabled him to grasp such lofty ideas. We are reminded
    • of humanity passes by. He, however, rejects the ideas of the Leader
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    • inclined and they accept what spiritism or idealism have brought into
    • speaking was young. He lived with all the great thoughts and ideas
    • put forward by the idealist philosophers and nature-philosophers at
    • creative thoughts and ideas, where is there any certainty, where
    • also the same man who struggled to acquire an idealistic and
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    • age reaches back no further than the Romans, at which time the ideas
    • now prevalent settled into men's souls. Or approximately the same ideas.
    • of the Egyptian period the idea that thoughts arise in us and then extend
    • our soul life in regard to it, contrive queer ideas with respect to
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    • if in art one wishes to create, as the Greeks did, an idealized human
    • have to camp out in the open” — the idea of utility being
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    • art takes on an idealistic or realistic coloring is of no importance.
    • the eighteenth century there emerged a guiding idea which Goethe and
    • express his own idea) that he directed his gaze primarily toward the
    • idealistically into the spiritual world, he used physical things as
    • upon his soul, and when he tried to idealize human life, to present
    • felt the grandeur and dignity of art as a mighty cultural ideal. He
    • about Italian and Greek art, and enunciated the comprehensive ideas
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    • idealistic painting. His
    • idealism is his justification for so unnaturally fixing the moment.
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    • and the good, for anyone in search of an idealistic expression mouthed
    • the church door, the hunchback asked the priest: You said the idea of
    • characteristics and definitions, men do not know that their ideas turn
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    • thoughts. As a result, certain ideas give conceptual form to the phenomena
    • create; must pass over to art. Ideas alone simply cannot present the
    • exclusively in ideas and begin to “think” in pictures. No
    • was inevitable that the idea to build a Goetheanum flowed over into
    • artistic creation. Anthroposophical ideas flowered into artistic forms.
    • The same ideas manifested in a different manner. This is the way true
    • a vital need not just to continue forming ideas but to create
    • Mystery dramas, to present what cannot be expressed in ideas concerning
    • comprehending people who try to explain everything in ideas, who write
    • is not tempted to form ideas symbolically or allegorically, but to let
    • all ideas flow to a certain point and to follow the purely artistic
    • form. Thus the Goetheanum architecture rose completely idea-less (if
    • pretty ideas, but now, suddenly, your head becomes empty; you cannot
    • in ideas, no longer to mould in forms, but use color and light to
    • life as does abstract, idealistic-empirical cognition, it gives us back
    • the ideal human archetype I must begin by finding a way to insert myself
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    • by having for centuries now held up, as an ideal of art, the imitation
    • spring all anthroposophical ideas. We must become artists, not symbolists
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    • is no fanatical idea of reform that prompts us to speak of a renewal
    • human being was lacking. These ideas about education arose at a time
    • their ideas on educational reform they were building on sand or on
    • know nothing at all of Man? Therefore all the ideas for the
    • the idea that a method must be carried through regardless of whether
    • doing with the soul. We furnish the child with ideas which do not
    • expansion. We are constantly squeezing the soul into the ideas we
    • living human being, and not just an abstract idea of man.
    • this idea of “soul milk” into being for your work with
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    • moral idea.
    • fantastic ideas about this. They say of primitive races that their
    • ideas, but, if I may express myself so, it is the imponderable
    • clothe it in pictures than if we put it into abstract ideas. A child
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    • lecture, and it is just because men have no longer any idea of
    • cannot grow in wax. Ideas of this kind are completely contradictory
    • Schopenhauer wrote a book called The World as Will and Idea.
    • as I have shown you, the child will also get practical ideas for
    • unnatural about it. But above all they have no idea how to think nor
    • according to the idea of cause and effect. I should like to make this
    • You should not arouse in the children the idea that staying in to do
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    • find today is that the ideas a teacher has are largely abstractions,
    • general principle, but in this way we can derive the idea of number
    • do the counting at all. In ordinary life people have no idea what a
    • the body. The bead-frame has arisen from the mistaken idea that man
    • away as possible from abstract ideas.
    • more from the idea of the whole (which he then split up into its
    • already learnt to count, and so that we get a clear idea of the whole
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    • the being of man and some idea of the place of man in the world.
    • grow up in the town, have no idea how a substance, paper for
    • many people there are who drink beer and have no idea how the beer is
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    • idea at all of reality. By taking up drawing as a profession they
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    • ideas which have come down to us from Hippocrates we meet a final
    • official ideal henceforth consists in tracing every phenomenon to
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    • phenomenon in the chemical reactions of the muscle. If these ideas are
    • They constitute an ideal organisation. One such phenomenon belongs in
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    • district? Such an idea would hardly occur to you; rather will you be
    • Here you get an idea of the kinship between what holds sway in flowers
    • get any worth-while idea from it today. But the salt-process belongs
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    • somewhat our ideas, when we say etheric body, astral body, etc., can
    • link up what I have to explain with current ideas. Thus you should be
    • the customary ideas of modern science, because they exist. The
    • Vorstellung better than the usual translation “idea,” which
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    • It is necessary to form an idea of how the internal function of
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    • must form certain ideas which will lead us to understand this
    • possible to utter clever ideas, and yet tend to “mental” disease
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    • ego as will, not with that which manifests as “Ideation.” The
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    • conventions; such people have their ideas of what is to be considered
    • like “fixed ideas”, where the very fact that they are
    • fixed ideas lifts them out of the sphere of the will. It is therefore
    • which enables an idea that has been resolved upon, to be transformed
    • soul, in a rather singular manner, into ideas, judgments (or
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    • more than ridicule the whole thing. He has, however, no idea that his
    • the child. And I will show you how, not only in the ideal teacher,
    • else that is needful more or less rightly. For you have no idea how
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    • directions — towards the pole of thought and ideation
    • brain-mental-organisation, the whole life of ideas, has to be a
    • the sphere of ideas have, you see, sunk down, in such a child, they
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    • him pain, ideas evoke fear and depression follows. Enuresis connected
    • to one ruling idea; and when an idea is set up in this way and all
    • now ideas will begin also to arise in the child which are
    • thought, when it is ideas that should unfold, it may be that in
    • certain forms of illness these ideas, at the moment they should
    • in the mind. Every such idea which, at the moment when it should come
    • to consciousness, evokes fear — every such idea simultaneously
    • comprehended, not taken hold of by ideas, give rise to depression;
    • ideation.
    • sore in his soul, and this soreness of soul becomes a dominant idea
    • to bring something home to the child, to call up ideas in him, then
    • experienced at the origination of an idea, does not express itself in
    • fails to unfold in the life of ideas, then conditions of depression
    • constant idea in such children is that they think they ought to do
    • something, and yet they cannot do it. It is a complicated idea, but
    • get hold of the idea in their soul. One could express it in the
    • this complex of ideas the whole of the child's illness is really
    • of ideas in the child. And now suppose the moment comes when such a
    • he makes with his. The child will have the idea that you are gently
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    • impression, leading to fixed ideas. Opposite condition when
    • will. Barrenness of ideas today and an exercise for developing
    • creative ideas. Educational treatment for a child mentally active but
    • type of paranoia that is associated with fixed ideas. He will
    • suffer from firmly fixed ideas. He will know that these ideas have no
    • control; it keeps pushing certain ideas back into consciousness,
    • which then become fixed ideas.
    • patient what I have just been describing — fixed ideas,
    • their cause in some other sphere. Even if recurring ideas show
    • constitution, that provides you with the right idea. You will perhaps
    • already begin to show a tendency to fixed ideas. The raying back of
    • fixed idea; as you whisper more and more softly, the fixed idea
    • thing is that when the idea is spoken — when the child
    • perhaps only slight, to fixed ideas. They are not transferred to
    • fixed ideas. It would never have happened, had the teacher only known
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    • could turn out to be the grand idea of a clever inventor. Thoughts
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    • You can get an idea of
    • idea that he must go and find some scissors. It was this little girl
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    • that it may “belong” to someone, the idea of “mine
    • is the idea of discovery — the idea that he has lighted
    • delight and interest. But there his capacity for forming ideas comes
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    • immediately to hand. He resisted the idea, and nothing would persuade
    • bring to life within you these two ideas, which are then no longer
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    • (You will understand, I can do no more here than indicate the ideal.)
    • a certain dim hankering after ideals, but at the same time a
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    • favourable starting point for setting out to discover the true “idea
    • of the archetypal plant. For he knows that the idea which lies hidden
    • during that time, an idea was current which survives now only in
    • idea in the following way.
    • first half of the nineteenth century people still had the idea that
    • conceptions in the first half of the nineteenth century; this idea of
    • and a very fruitful and productive idea it was. Think what a light
    • powerfully in him. Or, let us say, carrying the idea a step further,
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    • to accept the idea of the spiritual in man, and the spiritual in
    • world-secrets themselves — was expressed in ideas, it became, at
    • ideas. To follow this path, which leads to truth, to beauty, and to
    • revelations of beauty, and in the rightly created world of ideas; and
    • the human soul with its origins by means of inwardly conceived ideas,
    • ideas.
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    • to accept the idea of the spiritual in man, and the spiritual in
    • world-secrets themselves — was expressed in ideas, it became, at
    • ideas. To follow this path, which leads to truth, to beauty, and to
    • revelations of beauty, and in the rightly created world of ideas; and
    • the human soul with its origins by means of inwardly conceived ideas,
    • ideas.
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    • short time he worked to bring his ideas into practical application but
    • he withdrew from the outer work in this area. His ideas have been worked
    • idealism, a ‘Utopia,’ or that it has in it anything whatever
    • idealism!
    • idea, not of moving on towards a new future, but of somehow
    • ideas. We have moved on today into an age, when man has
    • idealism I These things have finally brought about the
    • then calls this thing unpractical, a piece of idealism! —
    • idealism’ to be the genuine practice of life? — When will
    • fine words and words which are meant to be very ideal, but
    • insofar as they proposed to bring about ideal conditions
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    • idea, and that would have nearly catastrophic consequences.
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    • gain a perfect understanding of this idea, you have to
    • extremely false ideas about all sorts of things, yet in their
    • because we have not devised ideas that we intend to project
    • harbor and follow only those ideas that have been gradually
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    • ideas that give testimony to the deeply scientific nature of
    • centuries the dissemination of the idea of Christianity
    • his readers with his version of the Christ idea and with his
    • destined to propagate the idea of Christianity were, of
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    • idea. Scholasticism comes from the Greek scole and therefore
    • are eager to comprehend quickly, to adopt an idea and make it
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    • idea toward the end of the Atlantean era that has become
    • the idea of navigation and the conquest of the seas. This
    • momentous idea in the Atlantean era not only of traversing
    • sensational idea that was put into reality by the last
    • establish far-reaching ideals, it is worth the effort because
    • where such ideals are established, life is transmuted, and
    • where they are absent, life is dead. Ideals transform
    • task if you are capable of extracting your ideal from the
    • gained strength will help us to embrace our ideal firmly.
    • Then we will know how this ideal can be justified, regardless
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    • little by little can we get an idea of the wisdom expressed
    • ideal human beings must strive for — so that they will
    • anything human as the great ideal to which the human core
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    • fathom the sublime visions and exemplary ideas that would
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    • ideas about Saturn, Sun, and Moon? What other theories of the
    • long have been popular ideas. However, because modern
    • knowledge itself. People may say: Of what use are these ideas
    • is a body of ideas that leads us into super-sensible worlds,
    • gaze into the world that it inhabits during sleep. The idea
    • day. Thoughts of how the ideal of our own sovereign will
    • considered the ideal state to which spiritual scientific
    • “By setting up Christ as my ideal, I develop something
    • be a model and an ideal for every human being. For this to
    • before us as an unshakable ideal.
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    • the goals and ideals of theosophy can also be found outside
    • in this world. It is not our task to preach ideals but rather
    • names and in order to gain some idea of what they could give
    • ideals. To look up to the individuals who had reached such a
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    • But we can never have any satisfying idea of the historical
    • or less clear and luminous life of ideas which grow out of our life of
    • and luminous life of ideas there is a further condition which never
    • after all, quite directly stimulate our life of thought and ideas
    • what lives within our willing. We have an idea that we are going to do
    • intention to will clothed in the idea. Then the intention plunges into
    • clearer idea than it has of dreamless sleep. It then emerges as the
    • through our ideas — ideas which also have some quality of
    • the end of willing, the intention in the form of an idea, and then
    • again, also in the form of an idea, the consciousness observes our own
    • actually awake only in our ideas (our conceptual life); we dream in
    • sleeping have very little relation to our ideas. They obey quite other
    • he sleeps through this reality, and it is only in his ideas and
    • Imaginations and not our ordinary ideas which we must have in our
    • observed more abstractly in his idea of metamorphosis. The Druid saw
    • had no idea of what we experience as abstract thoughts. All their
    • outlined ideas and concepts as we do today. They lived in dreams which
    • sleep and the abstract ideas of our waking life, so they alternated
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    • feeling that there had been a Fall of man. This idea arose from a
    • art and in our religious ideas derives from that time, particularly
    • ideas to spirit-sight, but in those days, while ordinary men passed
    • pleasant idea of those days, not just a poetical idea but, in a way, a
    • less as stones are formed. He has no idea that the hair on his head is
    • relativity and the idea that it is never possible to talk of absolute
    • shall be able to get some idea of mankind's future with the help of a
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    • predominantly in more or less abstract ideas or at the best in shadowy
    • Initiate was enabled to see what happens to an idea, to an experience
    • scientific ideas. The sort of law which we should recognize as
    • at a loss to explain, but at last the young rascals conceived the idea
    • believed them and finally thought it an excellent idea to be able to
    • with doctors, he had the idea of calculating how many tiny abscesses
    • rely on, they cannot draw life from it; above all, that the ideas
    • artistic and religious experience or ideas.
    • thinking and ideas, our inner habit is really such that anyone
    • audience had no idea what he was after. Trendelenburg, well-known
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    • today, if it acquires thoughts and ideas about the higher spiritual
    • to the sleeping souls, seeking for the thoughts and ideas to be found
    • When we go to sleep at night the thoughts and ideas which have passed
    • take part in these ideas, and in so doing they feel themselves
    • bathe in and, as it were, nourish themselves on the thoughts and ideas
    • idea and another as regards our sleeping state. If we are busy all day
    • long with the materialistic ideas of life, giving our minds only to
    • thoughts and ideas which they carry over cannot live in the spiritual
    • mention that after our death we can feed on the thoughts and ideas of
    • creating ideas for their night-life which can be fruitful nourishment
    • filling ourselves with thoughts and ideas which will most certainly
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    • endeavouring, in the manner prescribed, to acquire a clear idea of
    • his ideal a prominent personage on earth and resolved after his birth
    • In these two lectures I wished to give you an idea, a description of
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    • represents the lofty Sun-Being had to say to earthly humanity, an idea
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    • And if, in turn, the idea-world of natural science today is totally
    • Notice the way natural science applies in its ideas what is so popular
    • today and indeed dominates our culture: it devotes its ideas entirely
    • the thought in one's self, the gleaming up of the idea in the human
    • spiritual Monism all ideas are gray; in material Monism they are
    • shaping. We can even say that it is only possible to have true ideas
    • well how far removed from any such idea is our materialistic time,
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    • inability to form a correct idea of the relationship between thinking,
    • if someone were to say: “I have no idea what a ‘man’ really
    • between them. The ideas which are called forth by Ahriman in day
    • in rigid ideas. They melt and become mobile in themselves. A state of
    • the world with their inter-working. Two ideas play a great part in
    • human life. One is the idea of duty. We might also say, when we
    • consider it from a religious point of view, the idea of commandment or
    • The other idea, which can be placed over against it, is the idea of right
    • two ideas of duty and of right — I mean, the
    • Duty is the opposite idea of right. Our age will be followed by an age
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    • clarity which gradually invaded ideas concerning man's
    • ideas, intellectualistic ideas, and these could only lead him to
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    • drama too), we shall be able to obtain a good idea of how a
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    • that intellectual, that conceptual or ideational factor in the
    • which lives in our modern world of ideas and observations were the
    • abstract ourselves from things in ideas, standing aside from them
    • artistically at home. We might add that the idealism of thought
    • idealistic tinge to all the German inner feeling in this little
    • idealized. This is what gives Hamerling’s lyricism its
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    • historical events: the ideals of religion, art and knowledge. And
    • bearer of our ideal of knowledge, so that some possibility may once
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    • This book contains many of Steiner's fundamental ideas concerning Christ
    • object of these lectures is to place before you an idea of the
    • evil — must be seen as moral ideas, as cognition, or as
    • in the moral realm this or that ideal comes to birth. It takes only a
    • little self-knowledge to realise that these ideals do rise up into
    • moral ideals are connected with the deepest questions of existence,
    • surface level? So it is, for example, when an inventive idea arises
    • widely accepted idea of this differentiation corresponds with the
    • as Will, in contrast to the elements of ideation and feeling. If we
    • ideas the dark impelling forces which are rooted in the elemental
    • since the Will plays through our feelings into the life of ideas, we
    • elements, ideation and feeling, which belong to conscious life, but
    • to understand one another concerning the concepts and ideas they
    • route. Nothing else can be satisfactory in the highest, most ideal
    • other concepts or ideas excluded, this picture must live
    • ideas; they must work upon his soul in vivid, living Imaginations.
    • absolutely to the idea: ‘King Jesus must become the Ruler upon
    • These ideas,
    • lays hold of the Will-element, while the Jesus-idea seizes the
    • the sole ideal of Christianity, while the other looks solely at the
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    • the idea of karma. The words spoken through the lips of Strader in my
    • does the idea of repeated earth-lives find its way, as though by inner
    • certainly not in the way that ideas of this kind are considered in
    • years, when he came to the idea of repeated earth-lives, he had
    • the idea occurs sporadically. Drossbach, a nineteenth-century
    • psychologist to establish the idea of repeated earth-lives. Again, in
    • other instances where the idea of repeated earth-lives springs up, as
    • the ideas of repeated earth-lives
    • the way in which Western men have come to this idea simply through
    • It is most interesting to see how Lessing came to the idea of
    • idea of repeated earth-lives in Buddhism, and even given the same
    • generally known. How did he come to this idea?
    • makes good sense. So the idea of repeated earth-lives springs up in
    • we trace out the same idea in Buddhism. There, a person is concerned
    • cases the same idea emerges, but in the West the path to it is quite
    • imperfect, because the scientific ideas of the first half of the
    • this idea turns into fantasy, for he thinks that the world itself
    • ideas appear quite sporadically, and it is right that in spite of
    • naturally to the acceptance and making credible of the ideas of
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    • suits their own likings and represents their own ideal. And it must
    • we pay proper heed to the tradition, no idea of ‘Adept’
    • because from the very outset, owing to some preconceived idea, we
    • Faith. His idea is that what a man should attain concerning such
    • external world, in line with Lutheran and Kantian ideas, or in the
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture IV: Experiencing the Christ Impulse, Jerome and the Gospel of St. Matthew
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    • works out his idea of the Christ Being accordingly. In his Apologia
    • world, your idea of the world, for the times have become other than
    • give up the false idea that man has always been as he is today. For —
    • attached to the idea of reincarnation — tradition and occult
    • possible a certain number of ideas, will lead, if not into complete
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    • into the concept, the idea, of the Christ, the whole of human
    • formation of the human ideal in the external world — all this
    • own ideal, and we must keep this in mind if we want to understand how
    • Greek spirit. So, too, was the creation of human ideals in plastic
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    • the current ideas of our time — the time in which we are still
    • this idea. For looking at the matter quite soberly, what does it demand
    • Science, so as to bring an idea to meet Paul's statement.
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    • gather that certain theosophical ideas, which in some quarters are
    • longer had any idea that the entity which becomes conscious through
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    • idea of Jesus of Nazareth, up to the thirtieth year of his life, when
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    • the idea of reincarnation — reached all that man can reach of
    • all kinds of grotesque ideas, but never to a relationship with the
    • human ideal compatible with Earth-evolution merely by an inner
    • that he can attain his highest ideal of Earth-existence solely
    • on the one hand and ‘abstract idealism’ on the other.
    • alternative choice — is the concrete idea of evolution we must
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    • whether we take this idea from Lessing or from the psychologist
    • idea of repeated earth-lives is not only a concern of the individual
    • feeling, and perception of the whole human race. And when the idea of
    • ideal which dawned in ancient Greece, an ideal formulated by
    • Socrates: that when a man grasps the idea of the good, the moral, the
    • ethical, he feels this idea as so magical an impulse that he becomes
    • capable of living in accordance with it as an ideal. Today we are not
    • so far advanced that this ideal can be realised; we are only so far
    • the ideas we hold of the good will immediately become moral impulses.
    • principle is stated, it sinks down into a man as a new idea, so that
    • ideal in contrast with which every human act of love can be but
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    • moral ideals of humanity are merely sublimations of animal impulses,
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    • spread among the other peoples and into their world of ideas. Ahriman
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    • non-initiate a feeble idea of what an initiated Christian of the first
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    • incorporating ethical, spiritual ideas and values in education is
    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • interest. During the visit the idea of holding this Summer Course on
    • one-sidedness of its ideals, and those who visited the Waldorf School
    • first idea was the education of children whose parents were working
    • holidays to the study of ideas for the good of the future. Just as
    • arose in the forms of ideas before his soul and when the beauty that
    • finally end through a so-called extinction of warmth. All ideas
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    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • educational ideals of the different epochs — the ideals striven
    • question in detail — what was the Greek ideal for the teacher,
    • being able to guide others along their path. What was the Greek ideal
    • of education? The Greek ideal of education was the Gymnast,
    • as the ideal of highest development to be permeated with Greek
    • knowledge that the Gymnast was the ideal of Greek education.
    • bound up with the ideal of the Gymnast, gradually changed, in Roman
    • it, there arises another ideal of education. Early in the Middle Ages
    • there appears an educational ideal for the men of highest
    • that it actually took place. The ideal of education was no longer the
    • by the Greek Gymnast. Thus, in reviewing the ideals which have been
    • advances from the educational ideal of Gymnast to that of the
    • Rhetorician as educational ideal.
    • things of the intellect. A new educational ideal of human development
    • arose, an ideal which represents exactly the opposite of the Greek
    • ideal. It was an ideal which gave the highest place to the
    • something — the Knower — now became the ideal. Whereas
    • remained the ideal of
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    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • attempted to bring before you the Greek ideal of education, it was
    • with the object that this ideal should stimulate ideas which ought to
    • Greek ideal, and this we will now-consider.
    • ourselves: Can we imitate this ideal? We cannot, for it rests upon
    • age have no longer any idea of the kind of memory that arose, even
  • Title: Education: Lecture IV: The Connection of the Spirit with Bodily Organs
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    • incorporating ethical, spiritual ideas and values in education is
    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • apprehending the spirit in ideas, in thinking. And perhaps the best
    • us think for a moment of the idea people have to-day when they speak
    • image, but let us look at John Stuart Mill's idea of imagery, for
    • instance. He said: When a man thinks, one idea is followed by a
    • second and a third. Man thinks indeed in ideas — which are the
    • inward images of words. He thinks in ideas and the ideas get
    • discovery: one idea leads to a second, fourth, and so on. The ideas
    • ways of associations of ideas as the real inner essence of spiritual
    • of our own being should we have if this association of ideas were
    • indeed our spirit? We stand in the world; now the ideas begin to
    • associated ideas. This leads to a consciousness of the self that is
    • according to mechanical law. Our idea of the spirit, therefore, is
    • ourselves as a bony spectre in associations of ideas.
    • ideas. And it is this that confuses him. He would like to think that
    • thing. The ideal of our modern thinking is to be what people call
    • from ideal man, but this ideal must not be merely theoretical; it
    • that we grow beyond abstract and theoretical ideals.
    • ceases to be an abstract drifting in associated ideas, but connects
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    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • association of ideas, a skeleton spirit, but a living
    • This we cannot do with the associated ideas to which we are
    • even in the first line, that we must rise to ideas of quite a
    • different nature, to living ideas,
    • ideas which arise in us when we say ‘word’ would be very
    • words and ideas — these feeble ideas of the ‘word’
    • realize how feeble our ideas have become in modern civilization and
    • LOGOS, lived in the ideas that arose in man when he spoke these
    • the idea of the Divinity, which lies at the foundation of the
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    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • ideas show that our civilization does not know how to approach the child.
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    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • attenuated form of concepts and ideas, and must in a measure be
    • children are often given to do. The idea is (everything is
    • idea” in a materialistic age in spite of its belief that
    • ideal is that the child should grow up an exact copy of his elders,
    • strive too strenuously for spiritual ideals.
    • ideals and a revival of the ‘Olympic Games’ has become a
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    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • pictorial form. To-day, I propose to carry further the ideas already
    • that we have been able to give the child some idea of flowing water; he has
    • idea of the sound of the wind. Obviously the possibilities are many,
    • mental idea afterwards unfolded as a result of the activity. Reading
    • give the child dry, abstract ideas instead of living pictures,
    • now ready to form ideas about the plant world. But naturally, in any system
    • living ideas, ideas that are drawn from actual reality and not from
    • also gives an idea of the inner kinship between the earth and all
    • an idea intelligible to the child; the whole earth as a living being of
    • important that the child should not get into his head the false ideas
    • living idea of the plants as an integral part of the earth, drawn
    • been given living ideas of the growth of the plants, we can pass on
    • to give an idea of the face of the earth by connecting the forces at work
    • and not dead ideas, ideas which have the same characteristics as a
    • Yet it is constantly being said that the ideas we give to children
    • hurtful to the child than definitions and rigid ideas, for these have
    • a certain idea when we are
    • Living ideas
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    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • the idea that they should be bent inwards to regulate and complete
    • thing. Briefly, by working in this way, we give the child an idea of
    • Waldorf School) will give you an excellent idea of how to bring concreteness
    • unit by unit, and we have no idea whatever why the one follows the other,
    • Moreover, at the same time and by other means we can give an idea of
    • still unable to form any idea of so-called causal connections in
  • Title: Education: Lecture X: Physics, Chemistry, Handwork, Language, Religion
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    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • school life children ought to acquire really practical ideas of their
    • many people nowadays get into a train without having the least idea of
    • speaks of Anthroposophy to grown-up people, and its ideas and
    • for infinite harm is wrought if ideas and conceptions are conveyed
  • Title: Education: Lecture XI: Memory, Temperaments, Bodily Culture and Art
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    • proof of his ideas: the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919.
    • a living nature, plastic ideas conveyed to the child in his art lessons on
    • connecting concepts and ideas, we must always realize that there is some
    • difficult for a child to put together ideas. We shall achieve much by
    • separating ideas.
    • and again to one fixed idea. This tendency is obviously a great
    • or returning over and over again to the same ideas. They take a deep
    • of life when we are conveying the idea of causality to the
    • concepts and ideas have to pass into pictures. Any plastic skill that
    • if the ideas for its understanding are first implanted and developed
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    • reality. Certainly things are done, thought-out ideas are even
    • introduces his thought-out ideas. If sufficient capital is
    • for the most part people have the idea that love is far more
    • social human ideal, or whatever it may be. For this human ideal
    • can be completely abstract. And today such a human ideal has
    • there are political, social and other parties. Human ideals
    • as an ideal and were to say that every child must become like
    • suggests this or that as one's idea of how education should
    • not set up an abstract ideal, but allows the school to develop
    • given to us and not developing those abstract ideas that
    • suppose that the teacher has to educate according to some idea,
    • accordance with his educational ideal; nothing else would be
    • lead his pupils towards some abstract ideal, but that in the
    • give you today some idea of what is to be the content of this
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    • not able to bring his philosophical and scientific ideas,
    • his Faust that he brought it out as a Fragment; he had no idea then
    • idea of continuing his Faust. The great scenes, the Prologue in
    • idea of what we are trying to achieve in education, and what
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    • they aim at being idealistic, even spiritual, they assert that
    • abstract. If I do not get the idea that the child is stupid and
    • not have the faintest idea that it is a boy of nearly a year
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    • parallelism, the idea of which is that both
    • unreal ideas. For instance they look upon a piece of chalk and
    • plant) he gradually grasps the idea that the earth is an
    • colours; and as an educator one often has absolutely no idea
    • that primitive people did the same. The idea is prevalent that
    • ideas which cannot grow with him, for then we should be doing
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    • then one can form an idea of how complicated such a human being
    • teachers not everything can be fitted in as ideally as we would
    • misunderstand me if I say that with ideals no beginning
    • can be made. Do not say that anthroposophy is not idealistic.
    • We know how to value ideals, but nothing can be begun with
    • ideals. They can be beautifully described, one can say: This is
    • teachers when no member of it corresponds to the ideal? The
    • take advantage of a sudden idea because one knows instinctively
    • had been taken hold of by the enlightened ideas which later
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    • their origin. The teachers hear the ideas of the parents in
    • nonsensical ideas also has a healthy respect for every grown-up
    • rationalistic ideas, he already has enough understanding to
    • look for another kind of comprehension, for ideas in
    • current ideas in regard to educational reform or even by
    • revolutionary ideas in this field? I will not at this moment
    • abstract ideas, but rather to discover how children may be
    • idea of the difference between a colour that shines and one
    • idea what it was all about. Just imagine that up till now there
    • may well say: Today all kinds of whimsical ideas are rife in
    • another whimsical idea.
    • through the narrow confines of our preconceived ideas and take
    • this same neighbourhood. He has however not the faintest idea
    • live perpetually outside reality; we live in a world of ideas
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    • man, you formed a clear idea of what should be the relation
    • just in regard to this the most erroneous ideas abound.
    • idealists, so-called, very likely reproach anthroposophy and
    • but springs as far as possible from one idea to the next. This
    • which we get some idea when we can say: Tea is the drink for
    • and artistic ideality, otherwise he is inwardly torn
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    • ordinary concepts, but characterise with ideas that enclose it.
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    • it as their ideal to become so in one way or another, or at any
    • acquiring of a capacity. And indeed this has become the ideal
    • nothing but a whimsical idea, for in present-day humanity there
    • nothing about plants has no idea what will sprout from a seed,
    • so the people had no idea of what was to grow out of the seed
    • intellectualising of our age. People today have no idea of the
    • being. There was a time when the idea, the picture of man was
    • having any idea who was to sew the two separated parts
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    • ideas, which put obstacles in their path. But these are things
    • heart. Immense ideals were the order of the day. Authors of all
    • Then in Stuttgart, out of all these confused ideals, there
    • emerged Emil Molt's idea to found a school for the children of
    • The suggestion thrown into the meeting stirred the idealism of
    • present here a few stimulating ideas, then I am content. And
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    • have already seen a fish. Now just try to get a clear idea of
    • will have a better idea of what “together” means,
    • introduce the idea of subtraction. That is, again, you do not
    • the origin of the acanthus leaf. I then explained that the idea
    • individual. Consequently, we must always cherish the idea that
    • ideal, in telling the child fairy-tales or legends, or in
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    • with the outer world. Just try to get a clear idea from the
    • Again, only through these facts do you get an idea of what
    • him correctly for the life of ideas. Your understanding itself
    • for the child's life of ideas. You will be a good teacher for
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    • colours, and in so doing it is a good idea to apply different
    • all a bad idea in olden times to make the children simply learn
    • facts of music. The children should get a clear idea of the
    • have set up more or less an ideal. But surely our
    • ideal. There is one thing we ought not to neglect, for
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    • you have no idea of all that you are to learn in school, but
    • the children this complex of idea is extremely important. But
    • this deep-seated idea has still another consequence.
    • the ideals that are to be realized. Proceed to reflect with the
    • dissipate a few of those ideas which might perhaps lead
    • should be entirely ousted. That would be an utterly false idea.
    • and write without any grammar.” This idea might result
    • ideas whose absence might confuse you.
    • course of their rites and ceremonies came to certain ideas,
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    • your aid ideas which evoke real experiences of past history.
    • ideas lie concealed in writing and you can utilize them by all
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    • on people to determine an individual's gift for forming ideas,
    • Suppose you are trying to get a clear idea of the state of
    • you recall that just at that time he conceived the first idea
    • produce an inner connection with the ideals of teaching. We
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    • for many a thing which, in ideal conditions, you would not
    • age, an idea of the most outstanding features of the human
    • give the child this idea. It awakens simultaneously the
    • intellect. Then you try to arouse in the child the idea that
    • the limbs, you awaken the idea that they are appended to the
    • direction, of the limbs. But you evoke the clear idea in the
    • sound.” It is well with children to evoke an idea of the
    • Thus we ought to teach the child, by evolving ideas from form,
    • cuttlefish, and you have also evoked in him a clear idea
    • this vivid idea: for instance, you take up chalk to write with;
    • sound experience of the world if you awaken in him the idea
    • pleasing, but because such ideas should become part of the
    • have now tried to give you an idea of how it is possible to
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    • have developed the ideas in the child which enable him to
    • ninth to the twelfth year in the physical ideas suited to a
    • child's subconscious nature we can excite beautiful ideas in
    • abandon the present idea connected with air streaming into an
    • This already gives you a considerable idea of how the
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    • green” into the idea, into the concept “the green
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    • but I will now assume rather ideal conditions and throw light
    • (“The World as Will and Idea”),
    • wish to give the child over nine a visual idea of the theorem
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    • give the child some simple idea of the economic connections
    • some time to give the child an idea of the economic connection
    • can put the idea thus introduced into the vaster terms of the
    • after developing the necessary ideas from familiar stretches of
    • the child's range of ideas can be enlarged by many illuminating
    • is America besides. He should get this idea before he is
    • between agriculture and human life, to give him a clear idea of
    • geographical ideas. And try especially to make the child
    • ideas of this kind glimmer through the picture of economic and
    • ideas of conditions of right, the forces of his soul for the
    • idea of the right procedure in teaching from first to last.
    • idea of the demands of the child's nature at the age when he
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    • tobacco factory without any idea of the process of manufacture
    • neighbourhood. The child should have acquired some general idea
    • This ideal of unity, inspiring the human soul, must
    • Do not imagine that the effect is to make the child idealistic
    • imagine that the child will be more idealistic later in life
    • of God in nature. You do not make the child idealistic in this
    • way. You will do far more, in fact, to cultivate idealism
    • with sentimental idealism from thirteen to fifteen, he
    • will later experience a revulsion from idealism and
    • relation to the ideal needs of the soul. But these will just be
    • the business letters and you then try to instil religious ideas
    • to the ideal time-table, to compare it with time-tables which
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    • will continually frustrate the ultimate ideal time-table of the
    • Waldorf School if we know in what relation the ideal time-table
    • ideal time-table would really have to have other aims than
    • dictates of the outside world partially frustrate the ideal
    • do justice to our ideal time-table, and we must do our utmost
    • the ideal time-table we would not do this in the first school
    • an idea of activity: “Just sit down on your chair. You
    • children of six to seven of ideas which play a part in
    • theorem of Pythagoras. I connect at least the idea with an
    • realization would result of itself with the ideal time-table.
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    • is an ideal of many a legislator gradually to issue as
    • ashamed they may be to admit it; their ideal is to introduce in
    • side this ideal curriculum and the curriculum at present in use
    • plant world. These ideas of things must be rooted in feeling
    • is very important not to give the child these ideas too late,
    • intelligence. But it is very important to bring out these ideas
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    • of uttering individual words, of stating individual ideas, of
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    • no idea of the particular tasks of a particular age. Please do
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    • give you a real mental picture, a real idea, either of mental picture
    • the whole universe that it is possible to arrive at the idea of the
    • I want to place this first before you as an idea (we shall come back
    • absolutely no value, because they give us no true idea of what it is.
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    • teacher's soul with the highest ideas of humanity. A real canker in
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    • mean what is more of the nature of mental picture or idea in the will
    • impulse. You can, e.g., have the following idea: something I wished to
    • do, or did, was good; or you can have some other idea; but that is not
    • will, you do not necessarily make an idea in your mind of how you will
    • “wish” is. You have only an idea, a mental picture of a
    • “wish.” Hence Herbart maintains that the very idea of a wish
    • who have not the faintest idea that through it the Devil has entered
    • concerned we always consider that when an idea is given to a child,
    • educated. For then people will believe that if they have good ideas
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    • remain in this condition, it must be permeated with thought, by idea,
    • picture. This takes place in a comprehensive way if we bring ideals,
    • moral ideals, into our mere instincts. And now you will understand
    • moral ideals, to which the instincts are antipathetic, and which for
    • activity is not merely willing but is also permeated with idea, with
    • permeated with the idea that it is chiefly the feeling element that
    • tone Arabesque. He pours unmitigated scorn upon the idea which is
    • of music is a clear sign that recent psychological ideas about the
    • one-sided idea of Hanslick's could never have arisen. But if we
    • Hanslick's ideas which have a certain philosophical strength in them,
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    • with his concepts and ideas. He is not telling us theories: he is
    • to unite with his ideas and concepts. With the old man, who has really
    • united his feelings with thinking-cognition, the concepts and ideas
    • concepts and ideas sound theoretical, abstract, scientific. It is an
    • you will by these psychological ideas, if, having insight into the
    • ideas, that you would get much from them, although you would have to
    • when we are in bed at night we go to sleep. We have no idea that this
    • we say that sensations approach the realm of concepts and ideas.
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    • known, even in the formation of spiritual ideas.
    • can form some idea of the disturbance introduced into the soul when
    • ideas about them are required by the normally regulated memory, the
    • too psychologists evolve most grotesque ideas. Above all, people are
    • so very much influenced by the ideas of the connection of thought and
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    • together into the idea of man. This idea of man should endure. All
    • school for his later life: the idea, which is as many-sided and
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    • It means the application of the idea of metamorphosis to man and to
    • child with the distinct idea that he is a little animal and that he
    • living way. How the idea of the universe and its connections with the
    • you have great feelings for the universe which arise from ideas such
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    • all, and most in accordance with an educational ideal, if we omit all
    • conditions this must remain an ideal for the time being. And I must
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    • course in actual life these things cannot always come up to the ideal,
    • but it is essential to know what the ideal is.
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    • "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of
    • every idea: is it logical? No, but a knowledge by means of which the
    • effects when he is old. Similarly must we realise that the ideas,
    • ideas, the impulses and sensations which we give the child must be
    • of its own accord, we may not constrain it. The ideas, the psychic
    • childhood. We must so form the ideas we bring the child that they can
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    • "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of
    • to speak in a more theoretical way, to speak in ideas and concepts. I
    • will be better again and I shall not cruelly torment you with ideas
    • our ideas, we can feel anew how spirit works in us creatively.
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    • "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of
    • our ideas in grasping the way of asceticism.
    • acquired exact concepts, exact ideas. We can discipline our thinking
    • ideas and concepts. And to a true teacher or educator it is life we
    • years old. But naturally the ideal thing is for children to receive
    • thinking, our power of ideation. The nervous system is only
    • connected with ideation.
    • make concepts of our feelings, we then perceive our feelings as ideas
    • merely projected into the nerve life, to become idea (concept) one
    • Now when we conceive ideas about our own willing, when we think about
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    • "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of
    • and only sends the idea of itself, the concept of light, into the
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    • "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of
    • idea of this non-existent abstraction, we must give the child a
    • connection between the treatment of numbers and moral ideas, so little
    • point of view, may well laugh at the idea of any connection. It may
    • at the idea of proceeding in addition from the sum instead of from the
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    • "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of
    • conceived logically. All the teacher's ideas and feelings must be go
    • mobile that he can realise: If I give the child ideas of dynamics and
    • connection with the country-side where they grow, these ideas go into
    • lively ideas. One seeks to heal a thing by its opposite. One's
    • Thus we must give him, not lively and, comical ideas, but serious
    • ideas like those which he produces himself. We must give him many
    • power of the phlegmatic child to get ideas of what is going on in his
    • how something lights up in the phlegmatic child if we give him ideas
    • impressions we seek to arouse, the ideas we would impart, set up so
    • paper painted on by the child whose ideas are stuck in his head.
    • child whose ideas are congested in his head.
    • Now suppose I have another child whose ideas, far from sticking in his
    • nauseating substance of chalk, which cannot give an idea of the whole
    • ideas stick in his head and will not come out of it, your aim will be
    • singing. The other gymnastic — group — those whose ideas are
    • child himself. A child which has stockish ideas must be got to do
    • gymnastics differently from the child whose ideas go through his head
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    • "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of
    • where the parts are bound into a whole by the ideas which one has put
    • if five or twelve people sit down together they can work out an ideal
    • views of their respective classes. So the idea arose of doing
    • from the fact that the ideal of the Waldorf School was to educate
    • the first year we could not count on being able to carry out our ideal
    • method of education however ideal it is must tear a man out of his
    • an idea, when he was 14 or 15 he would no doubt be very ideal, but he
    • Thus it was not merely a question of carrying out an ideal, nor is it
    • exceedingly difficult task of carrying out an educational idea on the
    • schools as a kind of ideal. It is true they always said: one cannot
    • attain the ideal, one can only do one's best under the circumstances.
    • to make compromises and shall only be able to reach our ideal later on
    • as is shown here. You see the children have charming ideas: (apes);
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    • "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of
    • account; I am an idealist and cannot concern myself with such a low
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    • "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of
    • has learned, have an enormous influence upon him. The ideas of men
    • ideals to live by. Thus many things in the outer world become
    • there is an idea, a notion of a thing. But only people who judge
    • all ideas are bound up for every man — even for a philosopher
    • distasteful, disgusting, in the formulating of ideas: whether one is
    • concepts and ideas. Now you see it comes from the fact that when a man
    • Now if, on the other hand, I simply dictate ideas to him, if I give
    • thinking in mere ideas forces man to use once again what he has thrown
    • we oblige him to come to morality in the form of ideas, and then
    • no idea how much disgust human beings have felt for some of the most
    • the form of intellectual ideas.
    • ideas. Remember, however, that there are people — and I have met
    • that, far from pursuing anything preposterous or falsely idealistic it
    • seeks only to realise the human ideal in living human beings.
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    • this will bring lightness into the soul-life as well. These ideas will
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    • This idea must be maintained throughout. But I have never recommended to
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    • such ideas into practice instinctively particularly well. For others
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    • learning thereby more interesting. Whoever had the idea that healing
    • simplicity” that arises from having no idea whatever about the
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    • bearing as a philosopher, while feeling and idea revealed themselves
    • in the most remarkable manner. This preponderance of idea and feeling,
    • its most striking example. The idea is, that when one says the word
    • For this reason we must put before ourselves as an ideal this
    • carving and their colouring, is based on the idea of separating the
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    • foods to the human body. Well, first of all we should gain a clear idea of
    • only plant fats — well, either he's renounced the idea of becoming an
    • But now don't get the idea that I would ever agitate for
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    • idealized reality of the human world. The same is true of painting,
    • ideas to bear on art. He placed music in an unique position among the
    • mental image or idea (Vorstellung) is a second aspect that man
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    • Idea, he speaks of art as a kind of knowledge that leads more
    • of the human mental image or idea. This reflection arises only
    • sculptor, for example, wishes to create an ideal figure, say of Zeus,
    • carries. This is the idea in man, which can be acquired only if the
    • other arts are expressions of the idea of nature. Since music flows
    • however, he is unable to reproduce anything close to the ideal that
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    • to give an idea of what song itself was like in the age when the
    • pleasure or displeasure with an idea. Feeling is actually divided
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    • idea of it if I say that Lemurian man experienced the second of the
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    • have no clear connection with any political idea, this” —
    • ideas derived from the spiritual world and which, if viewed merely in
    • A really true idea of the distinct tasks of the several epochs in
    • for spiritual ideas ... such, at least, will be the endeavour. They
    • which takes its direction, its concepts, its ideas, from the spiritual
    • alert to such incidents; without forcing ideas too far but feeling
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    • particularly biased in favour of the ideas represented in the
    • necessary, for the urge to advocate such ideas may come from something
    • following: When a man has become convinced of the truth of the idea of
    • by the feeling of compassion for those who need these ideas at the
    • ideas and without them will fall upon evil times.
    • it as sign of religious enlightenment to repudiate ideas presented in
    • ideas. This worship of man's own Angelos is the reason why each
    • socialist of today insists that certain ideas are right and proper for
    • modern man would come to the Earth of itself. All these ideas are
    • their motives, into their ideas, indeed into all human affairs. And
    • souls of men are transformed into the ideas they form of themselves.
    • these thoughts and ideas because they are creative powers in the life
    • facts of spiritual knowledge because of their materialistic ideas
    • and ideas into which, after death, they are transformed. What man
    • That is why the spread of thoughts and ideas corresponding to the
    • idea that is not at all uncommon nowadays. Somebody dies, leaving
    • spiritual world, or whether they succumb to the woeful idea that the
    • correct and true ideas about these things are so important.
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    • of the great images and ideas accessible to man when he reflects
    • ideas which in the lectures on the Gospel of St. John we came to
    • An idea of the world
    • you an idea of certain difficulties that may arise.
    • human being is comparatively easy, but it will help to convey an idea
    • an idea of the complexity of circumstances and conditions encountered
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    • live there among men as a model, an ideal, an example to humanity of
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    • that can influence everyone who recognizes concepts and ideas that
    • Compassion in the highest sense of the word is the ideal of the
    • impressions become concepts and ideas, are inwardly experienced in
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    • only and do not recommend it as an ideal of education! Thus
    • should attempt to make this experiment; it is not an ideal for
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    • ideal. The ideal of the human soul what man is and can become
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    • Thus he exemplified the ideal human stature which men must strive to
    • culture of the Hebrew people, whereas the ideal contained in the
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    • In the foregoing lectures we have tried to gain some idea of the
    • human being, but this idea arises from very rough and ready
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    • idea. Men to-day are in many respects extraordinarily short-sighted,
    • spiritual life into their ideas — the condition that will signify
    • St. Luke has set before us this great Ideal of evolution: ‘Look
    • Ideal of Christ who reveals to mankind what this mastery can
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    • entirely discard a frequently expressed idea to which mental laziness
    • present age. We can most easily form an idea of this jump by
    • depths of his soul he adopts it as his life's ideal, never losing
    • received in the form of thought and idea, but a power that can stream
    • highest Christian ideals! The mouth speaks from the overflowing
    • become entangled in an idea which obscures an essential principle of
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    • lecture endeavoured to convey an idea of what actually took place at
    • ideal of Love, words of forgiveness even when the most terrible of
    • Hope for the future, leads to the ideal that can be expressed by
    • resounding from the Cross as a sublime ideal will be understood:
    • power of the soul, exemplified by the sublime ideal of Christ. It is
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    • because of a superficial flirtation with the idea but because of an
    • narrators, grasped these ideas with their homeless souls as essential
    • proclaimed as the theosophical ideas of the time.
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    • was based on very generalized ideas about the nature of human beings,
    • an image of all the others which was based on theoretical ideas about
    • idea of him by visualizing what someone else thought of Mr Smith.
    • emanated from him. The spectral ideas about leading individuals were
    • approached them with very modern, materialistic ideas? These
    • cosmic concepts and ideas which made it easy to feel that souls were
    • ideal: wisdom can only be found in truth.
    • something which has remained little more than an ideal. In this area
    • Idealism from the first half of the nineteenth century presented a
    • existence, ending with the idea of purpose. It consists only of
    • abstract thoughts and ideas. And yet this abstraction is what Hegel
    • abstract concepts and abstract ideas.
    • know? They know logical ideas. According to Zimmermann, if it is not
    • then five logical ideas emerge. First, there is logical necessity;
    • It can then be supplemented by aesthetic ideas. Five ideas once
    • reconciliation. Third, five ethical ideas — ethical perfection,
    • to put the idea of repeated lives on earth into a context which would
    • ideas. In Central Europe one of those who began with such abstract
    • ideas was the philosopher Schelling.
    • ideas could still enthuse others because they contained inner human
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    • that we get some idea of the capacity which our age possesses to deal
    • official scientific establishment, initially wrote down the idea of
    • contemporary which merited the concentration of ones ideas, feelings
    • this lacked real perspective, because the spirit and the ideas which
    • comes along to defend it! They had not the slightest idea what to
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    • I have given you some idea of the forces which determined the
    • oriental wisdom. It sometimes led to the most peculiar ideas. But if
    • we ignore the fact that such ideas were sometimes stretched so far
    • spiritual society. To build far-reaching ideals on phrases, setting
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    • my ideas in book form, I was therefore unable to build a theory of
    • substitute living, flexible ideas for dead concepts. Although he
    • similar ideas on a higher level could be applied. I tried to show in my
    • how Goethe's revitalizing ideas made it possible to advance to the level
    • working with these ideas it becomes evident that they take hold of
    • Goethe transformed into living ideas, are remarkable in that the
    • that all ideals should be abandoned because they cannot be found in
    • Nihilism or the Abolition of Ideals;
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    • idea of what to expect from them and what purpose I have in view.
    • out on the patients and note the results. Such an idea would never
    • have occurred to him. People have no idea of the circumstances
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    • have quoted these examples, not with the idea of reviving ancient
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    • immediate need to exchange ideas and opinions with them personally,
    • current conceptions of matter and of the current ideas of man's
    • our age is to find living ideas, to develop living concepts,
    • had been suppressed, were ideal material for elementary beings
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    • were less antipathetic to the ideas of Goethe at first, but
    • one could not appeal to the Initiates with such ideas. And it was in
    • scientific ideas in order to impregnate them with Imaginations
    • invents theories of an ideal State like the Bolshevists and, like the
    • sufficient wholehearted enthusiasm for the idea that the spiritual
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    • because they believed it was ideal for washing linen. Not only the
    • Mercury messenger, she is led to a secret library. The idea takes
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    • investigations are to be communicated honestly, the ideas
    • the devotees of these ideas ultimately accept a conception of space
    • this idea, so that ultimately they become conditioned.
    • hand, man's intelligence, power of comprehension and ideation,
    • his capacity for ideas, have today reached a point where, if he keeps
    • ideas which are comprehensible; and that, when the results of
    • these ideas, they become inwardly quickened and we attain not only to
    • thought to the idea of karma. Today man is not concerned with karma;
    • ready to accept this idea, not from incapacity, but from
    • anthroposophical ideas such as the interrelationship of birth
    • anthroposophical ideas has not yet learned to take the whole man into
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    • idea of what to expect from them and what purpose I have in view.
    • out on the patients and note the results. Such an idea would never
    • have occurred to him. People have no idea of the circumstances
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    • first of all have a clear idea about the different states of
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    • attempted to give some idea of the inner experiences of the soul
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    • The idea
    • have quoted these examples, not with the idea of reviving ancient
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    • immediate need to exchange ideas and opinions with them personally,
    • current conceptions of matter and of the current ideas of man's
    • our age is to find living ideas, to develop living concepts,
    • had been suppressed, were ideal material for elementary beings
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    • When these Initiates were introduced to the ideas of Darwin, Haeckel
    • were less antipathetic to the ideas of Goethe at first, but
    • one could not appeal to the Initiates with such ideas. And it was in
    • scientific ideas in order to impregnate them with Imaginations
    • invents theories of an ideal State like the Bolshevists and, like the
    • sufficient wholehearted enthusiasm for the idea that the spiritual
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    • Schleiden, held a different opinion. He ridiculed the ideas of
    • because they believed it was ideal for washing linen. Not only the
    • Mercury messenger, she is led to a secret library. The idea takes
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    • investigations are to be communicated honestly, the ideas
    • the devotees of these ideas ultimately accept a conception of space
    • this idea, so that ultimately they become conditioned.
    • hand, man's intelligence, power of comprehension and ideation,
    • his capacity for ideas, have today reached a point where, if he keeps
    • ideas which are comprehensible; and that, when the results of
    • these ideas, they become inwardly quickened and we attain not only to
    • thought to the idea of karma. Today man is not concerned with karma;
    • ready to accept this idea, not from incapacity, but from
    • anthroposophical ideas such as the interrelationship of birth
    • anthroposophical ideas has not yet learned to take the whole man into
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    • science if people shy away from the difficult ideas and
    • thoughts and ideas. For when you make an effort and have the
    • thoughts and ideas, this brave and active effort will bring
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    • quite clear to those for whom the ideas of physical body,
    • of actual experiences in feelings and ideas relating to the
    • utilitarian structures, or those having idealistic aims, as
    • musical ideas rather than spatial ideas to come to our
    • horizontal position. Now he forms the idea: I want to raise
    • my hand a little bit higher. The idea, which in life is
    • can be expressed in language or ordinary ideas; it is
    • The muddy water of this morass is made up of all the ideas
    • what otherwise remains a mere skeleton of ideas. Please do
    • ideas. But in the course of years even decades they will
    • upon the capacity to surmount the first ideas presented by
    • that these ideas can become alive; a real understanding of
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    • physical life alone. If we bear in mind this ideal of
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    • the right idea of what a person experiences when he enters
    • Brotherliness is the most important ideal for the physical
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    • its concepts and ideas, appears dull and dry, cold, lifeless
    • ideas I have just indicated. Then we shall never be tempted
    • moods has fundamentally to be the ideal of the art of the
    • idea of trying to get slate from there. We were successful,
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    • the comparison through in detail, you will get the right idea
    • not at all inclined, to start with, to take the idea of karma
    • the idea of karma seriously, we must really recognise our ego
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    • idea you will have is that the tubular bone has to be puffed
    • to accumulate more and more concepts and ideas. It is not
    • needless work studying these concepts and ideas, for it is
    • one or two ideas given by anthroposophy you can sometimes
    • should stand before us as a kind of ideal. I should just like
    • look at the thoughts and ideas of spiritual science, the
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    • animals a human being could arise. That is a thoroughly false idea.
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    • Now to get an idea of what sort of creatures lived at
    • we call it silicic acid. One has the idea that an acid must be fluid,
    • You can get an idea of the strong influence this dissolved silicic
    • organization, people no longer have the right idea. They think today
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    • have no idea of what goes on in the winter; it would believe that
    • different from the modern ideas about it determined by their life on
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    • the most diverse ideas. The most convenient opinion people have
    • People had the idea that this creature was
    • gradually evolved. And then people developed various ideas of how man
    • ideas — ideas which they accepted in early youth — not
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    • from ours. We would have a much better idea of it if our good
    • the idea that the population of the earth increases is just
    • the idea from it. Say, then, that Chinese has the sounds OA, IOA,
    • perspective. But they would at once have had the idea that a head
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    • should gain a clear idea of nutrition itself. One's immediate thought
    • renounced the idea of becoming an imposing, portly fellow, or else he
    • But now don't get the idea that I would ever agitate for
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    • the so-called savage peoples — in trying to form an idea of
    • the former, from the primeval men. You will get a better idea of this
    • In certain regions there are people who have the idea
    • then people will carry the idea further and the social question will
    • developed from quite simple ideas. Listen to this, for instance: When
    • idea.
    • old, the ancient Germans, had the same ideas about Wotan and Loki.
    • to go forward — but not with the idea that what exists today in
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    • wrote a book called “The World as Will and Idea” —
    • forms an idea, a mental image of things, a dog smells them. And it is
    • form ideas; the “taste-brain” has been metamorphosed so
    • that he is able to form ideas.
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    • certainly find all sorts of ideas on the origin of volcanoes, but if
    • fact, no one has been able to form a true idea of how these
    • an idea of it only if one first of all rejects the dictum that the
    • for this reason vigorously attacked the idea that the earth was molten
    • gets the idea that it too has been flung together out of the
    • universe. That is one idea one gets.
    • The other idea is established through spiritual
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    • the centre of his being, should not limit his idea of evolution to a mere
    • and passions have been transmuted into moral ideals, ethical judgments. From
    • form an idea of these three soul-members. The spiritual investigator knows
    • whose philosophy begins with the words: The world is my idea. Hence we
    • judgments, ideas and feelings with the external world. This principle we call
    • concepts and ideas have to be taken hold of in this centre; more and more of
    • entity. In the Intellectual Soul, when clearly defined ideas and judgments
    • judgment, at the sight of injustice or folly which violates his ideals; and
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    • false idea of what the mission of anger is. It is not through unjustified
    • ideal.
    • we will consider the idea of truth in its right sense, and it will become
    • nature of beauty in accordance with his idea of truth. He could not deny that
    • lives in all natural things. In a plant there lives the idea of the plant,
    • fills his mind with phantom ideas and bloodless abstractions. Such a man may
    • some idea of how deeply he had penetrated into the problems of spiritual
    • union of the Logos or Word with the Deed gives rise to the ideal that Goethe
    • this, we shall be in the right relationship to our high ideal,
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    • gradually build up from them what we call moral ideals. Reverence is
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    • upholds some principle or ideal, and then in public life says something
    • pressure of these two drives, one aspiring towards ideal heights, the other
    • feelings, instincts, concepts, passions and ideals, but has three distinct
    • his ideas and ideals, all sink down into indefinite darkness; and his inner
    • with a typical modern consciousness these ideas may sound like
    • great, beautiful ideals. Rotteck is always at pains to show how we can be
    • world. All that has flowed into the soul from high ideals and enthusiasm is
    • Consciousness Soul can be permeated by high moral and aesthetic ideals and by
    • character — ideal through its work in the Consciousness Soul may
    • single life-time. But the ardent passion for high moral ideals that a
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    • natural that most people today should have a somewhat false idea of what the
    • ideas, for, as we shall see, we are not discussing the essential difference
    • between man and plant, but trying to get hold of a useful pictorial idea).
    • from blind sensation and instinct to the highest moral ideals. Only a
    • not found in the plant. He must hold before his eyes the high ideal of one
    • ideal.
    • are drawn from the external world, is based on certain feelings and ideas
    • difference in content between the idea of a hundred shillings and a hundred
    • materialist with crude ideas. And for anyone with a feeling for such things,
    • materialistic ideas into a spiritual outlook produces a horrifying impression
    • to be seen in its true light. Then we shall not get a wrong idea of what the
    • his highest ideal in relation to so serious a subject as our human faculties.
    • Our ideas can indeed rise high if we have before us an ideal picture of how
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    • the rest of the world. This means that the only concepts and ideas that can
    • a high ideal before his students, but he knew what he was doing, and to those
    • We know as well as you do: and perhaps better, that ideals cannot be realised
    • immediately in ordinary life, but ideals must be there, in order to act as
    • ever and again. And of those who reject all ideals, Fichte said that in the
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    • repeated earth-lives is to be found among the ideas of Gautama Buddha, though
    • similar ideas are to be found in the Buddha. At the same time we must make it
    • its significance from its whole way of thinking and forming ideas. Our best
    • brought against his own ideas, wants to converse with Nagasena about the
    • can give us a much better idea of the whole spirit of Buddhist teaching than
    • wishes to direct attention above all to the idea that, although what appears
    • any idea of historical development. That is why Buddhism can see its Nirvana,
    • of concepts and ideas is near at hand. Men are no longer dependent on the old
    • concepts and outlook of Christianity. And precisely the idea of evolution, to
    • exists in his body, deriving no ideals from the world around him; he has no
    • While Schopenhauer's ideal is a man who has overcome everything that external
    • thinking, so that his ideal man waits to reach the state of perfection until
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    • by the ideas generally current in scientific and popular-scientific circles,
    • such ideas, the public at large may be inclined to regard my statements as
    • a particular level or more in general, there will always be those with ideas
    • understanding of the more intimate ideas of Spiritual Science. People who try
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 1: Spiritual Science and Language
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    • as a whole. Whoever states that concepts and ideas could arise in us without
    • ideas existing in the outside world might just as well say that he can take
    • example of how the Chinese language forms its concepts and ideas.
    • comprehension of a work of art. Only those ideas illuminate a work of art
    • which are able to recreate in a fruitful way as ideas the things which the
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    • own feelings and ideas. When Faust, despairing of all existence, comes near
    • sorrow, terror and amazement, and also of all the ideas which flow into and
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    • study the historical origin of the word, we shall gain a quite different idea
    • give any idea of mysticism if we go by those old forms of mystical
    • all ideas of growth and decline, of birth and death, are not applicable to
    • blank. However much it may be his ideal to obliterate external experiences
    • mystics, especially, we must set aside any idea that the knowledge they have
    • subject gives difficulty because of the subtlety of its ideas, the best way
    • ideas, feelings and sensations; he excels the plant in possessing human
    • affections. Picture an ideal which man strives to realise, when his blood
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    • whether through a feeling, a word or an idea, we have the prayer directed to
    • Ideally, it would
    • words, perceptions and ideas — that is the second mode of prayer the
    • prayer are expressed better in images than in ideas. We can think, for
    • by my feelings and perceptions, from all the ideals set up by my will-power
    • shine into the soul. Impulses of will and ideals strange to us spring up in
    • unbiased the discussion might be. The idea that a congregational prayer, in
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    • instincts, desires, passions, of the surging imagination, perceptions, ideas
    • than one ideal, one judgment, but that there are as many judgments as there
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    • being, at least up to a certain point. Hence he will have clear-cut ideas and
    • impressions and is strongly influenced by ideas which come to him from this
    • affecting his habits. He will have formed certain ideas and concepts about
    • correct his ideas if facts go against them, would become — perhaps in a
    • theoretical ideas but in all its variety, and if we use concepts only as an
    • characteristics and ideas throughout. In another life he will have to catch
    • ideas, as it may seem to be at a casual glance. On the contrary, the soul has
    • world. Its conceptual images and ideas are no longer there only to control
    • achieved only by someone who raises himself to moral ideas and ideals,
    • to ideas. We draw forth these ideas from the spirit in ourselves and bring
    • without any definite ideas or feelings; then he listens to a speaker who
    • these facts with ideas gained from his education and his life up to date or
    • one-sided view of the facts. In so far as the concepts and ideas he has
    • who carry in their heads the same basic ideas but have not acquired them by
    • their own efforts, these ideas have an unhealthy, negative, weakening effect.
    • and minerals and embodied as laws of Nature in the form of concepts and ideas
    • these ideas. On the other hand, if we respond with living appreciation to all
    • system of ideas such as geometry, he will learn to respect the creative
    • ideas. The only way of approach to the spiritual world is through the life of
    • and historical periods. The idea of positive and negative throws light into
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    • inappropriate situation and acts on the basis of an idea which was correct
    • normal soul-life — the impossibility of progressing from an idea
    • III, who also had a goatee; and this idea of Napoleon III which had pushed
    • sequence of ideas which unfolds whilst something completely different is
    • immediately afterwards he had the subsequent idea of the photograph album of
    • Rome; he would be subject to a haphazard life of ideas; he would be unable to
    • set of ideas to the next.
    • amount by the association of ideas. He concentrated on his walk to the tax
    • ideas; it produces the image of the illustrated work about Paris and the
    • the whole of his attention to determining the sequence of ideas. This
    • concepts and ideas, but we can carefully differentiate in the soul between
    • primarily the result of a breakdown in the link between our ideas turn out to
    • notice the obstacle in our consciousness, ideas of megalomania and paranoia
    • conclusion, who does not want to define his ideas clearly, who is not intent
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    • concerns, who has not formed some idea of what conscience is. Everyone feels
    • our times. His ideas — allowing for some inevitable distortion of
    • clear ideas as to what he should and should not do, then gradually, through
    • leave alone”, long before we learn to form ideas concerning good and
    • idea of conscience that we have today, although we feel whenever we approach
    • of virtue speak through his words? The reason is, that the ideas, concepts
    • idea of conscience and our feeling for it were not present in the same way in
    • unmistakably that he ought to indicate the idea of conscience in its
    • Shakespeare. Here we have palpable evidence of the stages whereby the idea of
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    • ideals, he had pursued his search for truth, together with his Weimar
    • dissertations on the idea of God made a deep impression on Goethe. Together
    • idea which could appease in some way his Faustian aspirations. But
    • from the ideas of Spinoza. Thus he wrote to his friends in Weimar: “One
    • sure an idea of what can be represented and of how it should be done, as
    • then according to ordinary ideas we have to go back very far indeed. Here we
    • antagonism generated by the passions, desires and ideas which stem from the
    • tempted into presenting his own ideas, for as Shakespeare he is completely
    • ideals, endeavours and renunciations during the sixty years he worked on his
    • when he refused to speak of the idea of truth and the idea of beauty as
    • separate ideas. There is, he said,
    • idea, that of the necessary workings of the divine-spiritual
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    • the idea that something so special happened at that moment in
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    • I want you to have an idea of what we can call occult research,
    • rather that by conceiving of an idea — a mental picture — which
    • In this way a vivid idea of the
    • absorb this idea ever deeper, that we are witnesses to a godly
    • we can have an idea of what happened during the event which we
    • from the grand ideas we have more theoretically worked through
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    • better idea of this had not our good Europeans in recent centuries
    • has had a tremendously big, vigorous population. Now the idea that
    • not give you an exact picture, but you will gather some idea of it.
    • apprentice decides to put this idea into practice, and remembers the
    • thing as perspective. But they would at once have had the idea that
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    • so-called savage peoples' — in order to get some idea of what
    • descended from the primeval men. You will get a better idea of
    • their own health. Let us say someone in some village had the idea
    • culture has actually arisen from quite simple ideas. For example:
    • still the same idea, though electricity has been used in applying it.
    • Germans, had these ideas about Wotan and Loki. But that is not true,
    • not with the idea that what today exists in the animal as pure
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    • them had arrived at quite interesting ideas as to the source of the
    • say.” So then he brought forward his ideas of
    • surely we should not form such an idea as the above, which is nothing but
    • base of this old idea of the bee-masters?
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    • instructive; it completely refutes all our usual ideas. Our ideas
    • idea that honey is something so precious that one cannot really pay
    • These competitive ideas, even if they do not imply competition among
    • of the Twins, and so on. The question is whether this idea as to the
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    • gentlemen of today have very strange ideas on such matters. There was
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    • I have known country people who thought this a fantastic idea,
    • ideas, and I could think them out well. Now I cannot do so any
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    • Anthroposophy and the Threefold Idea. The course will
    • most beautiful and ingenious ideas in a monologue before
    • namely, that we have no idea of how we shall formulate the
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    • ideals”. People would have to accustom themselves to
    • “apprehend ideals”, and thus one gradually glides
    • about the threefold idea today absolutely call forth the
    • threefold idea. For only when a fairly large number of people
    • threefold idea be rightly understood in public, even in
    • language, so that it fitted into it just as one fits the idea
    • the singing of language, as the ideal of speaking. Preaching
    • others: It is the appearance of the idea in a self-contained
    • appearance of the idea in outer form.” I showed then
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    • single experiences, one has need of elaborating the ideas
    • ideas of a middle-class audience. On the other hand,
    • manner, the idea emerged: We ourselves have become a commodity with
    • it has in fact turned into ideology. If people have only ideas
    • abandons himself to abstract ideas in his spiritual life, this is
    • penetrate through this nebulous, illusory element, through the idea
    • as real once again. If the spiritual life is merely a sum of ideas,
    • then these ideas do indeed stream up from the economic life. There,
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    • one were supposed to think about and gain an idea out of real, true
    • sort of idea by means of something resembling the threefold order of
    • cannot conceive ideas concerning its own free mobility. This is quite
    • the ideas of this book were set down in a totally different style for
    • for England and America the ideas would indeed have to be rendered in
    • gifts, as it were, from the West. People are getting the idea that
    • social ideas but instead medical specialists if one speaks
    • light and matter-of-fact, or else one does not further the ideas of
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    • can make the idea of “associations”
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    • for himself the pictorial idea. And it is good in a speech to
    • convinced that on this topic of the ideal independent school
    • all the highest ideals for the most perfect schools, but they
    • people speak of the spiritual life, they mean ideas; they
    • speak only of ideas.
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    • and idealistic aspirations, in spite of the fact that they were the
    • can ultimately lead to ideas which will be fruitful for the social life,
    • provided always that these ideas are in inner harmony with the demands of
    • every direction to find ideas for the institutions of industrial life
    • not able to find ideas capable of practical application in social life.
    • men prove incapable of evolving ideas upon which a social order may
    • of the ideas of Roman Catholicism. He has worked out the principles
    • to the ideas of de Maistre but we must not forget that the actual content
    • kind of political physics, in line with the idea of Saint-Simon. Science
    • in this sociology. And yet we must admit that there was an idealistic
    • of the nineteenth century there is a certain confidence in ideas that
    • truth of an idea, deeds of benefit to human life will spring from a
    • anything of which they were unable to form a concrete idea. This may
    • then one is stumbling about in a realm of confused thoughts and ideas.
    • concepts and ideas are invariably intelligible to us as thinkers living
    • ideas and views which would prove to you the difference of outlook in
    • a mood of piety! The idea would be ridiculed. Nevertheless, before the
    • the idea men had of original sin before the days of the fifteenth century.
    • of a human being. It is not easy for the modern mind to grasp this idea,
    • This thought leads one to the concept of original sin, to the idea of
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    • a concrete idea of it.
    • religious ideas, which pervaded everything; and the effects of these
    • passed away, and this worship was in no way based upon abstract ideas,
    • ideas, if I can use the expression without causing misunderstanding.
    • For there were certain ideas which arose in quite another way from the
    • way our ideas of to-day are formed. When we have ideas nowadays our soul
    • ideas arising in the body. And out of these ideas which were called forth
    • this kind of ancestor-worship, which had its life in dreamlike ideas,
    • of oriental cults and religious ideas, which flowed together in a great
    • ideas and had turned from them towards Christianity in the way I have
    • stimulated ideas of their ancestors, and later were associated with
    • particular localities and became more or less ritualistic. The ideas
    • important thing is the web of abstract dogmas and ideas which is spread
    • literature we get no idea of what took place among the wide masses of
    • ideas in an advanced stage of decadence were brought over into Europe.
    • with religion, and religious ideas find their expression in works of
    • art. One sees how their ideas about the Gods find expression in the
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    • When we have gone so far that we have achieved this ideal, as
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    • interest only those who can relate to such ideas. In a
    • imagination. It is not true that the idea of an etheric body
    • this idea by first developing imagination and then — at
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    • actions of anthroposophists who, without having an idea of
    • future ideal that is in fact attainable now if one will
    • These ideas
    • already have projective-geometric ideas, we may imagine we
    • such rituals when one is willing to accept the idea of
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    • simply have no idea of what I am talking about.
    • take a negative step, I dropped the whole idea of writing on
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    • to present a few ideas that lie, one might say, at the
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    • rise to ideas that can bring strength and healing into our
    • economic ideas which are intended to show that what is
    • attacking us rather than attempting to understand our ideas
    • authority is held in those quarters that their ideas can be
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    • need ideas which, when realized, can create social conditions offering
    • the ideas upon which one might found a social economy offering man a
    • century, has been raised with certain ideas that are outgrowths of the
    • can and cannot contribute to an appropriate social order and an idea
    • the ideal of the so-called “astronomical explanation of nature,”
    • party continually wove a tissue of ideas in order to explain nature,
    • nature, we must permeate it with concepts and ideas. Why must we do
    • us with our concepts. We formulate such complex ideas as the theory
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    • that might interfere with the objective presentation of ideas, I would
    • Hegel upon the highest peak of Idealism — and the faithful student,
    • century with the great Idealist, Hegel, who lived only in the Spirit,
    • only in his ideas, and in the second half of the nineteenth century
    • of matter alone, who saw in everything ideal only ideology. If one but
    • ideas by awakening in the experience of ideas when we descend into our
    • consciousness. These dreamlike ideas manifest themselves like drives
    • clear ideas — if anything his ideas are too clear. That was the
    • secret of his success. Despite their complexity, Marx's ideas are so
    • ideas.
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    • the representations, concepts, and ideas we have already gained, describing
    • on a bit farther beyond the phenomena with our concepts and ideas and
    • actually attained it themselves, one has some idea what the spiritual
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    • call forth within our consciousness, with concepts, ideas, and so forth.
    • It became apparent that the realm in which these ideas are most pure and
    • of which otherwise one has hardly any idea. By overcoming these obstacles;
    • with respect to the inner realm of consciousness. Then concepts and ideas
    • idea,”
    • — no: now concepts and ideas transform themselves into images,
    • one enters a realm of ideas that are no longer dream-images but are
    • have the courage to proceed from mere concepts and ideas to Imaginations,
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    • direction and allows phenomena to confirm what lives within the ideas
    • the ideas that one has formulated as the natural laws of contemporary
    • and wait to see what one's ideas call forth when they are applied to
    • they have originated in pure experimentation, our ideas have gradually
    • associative psychology does, to penetrate into consciousness with ideas
    • ideas culled from the external world can gain no access. We must abandon
    • such ideas and seek rather to enter the realm of Imaginative cognition.
    • ideas with content, so that they become images. Until the view of man
    • to live within the realm of representations, ideals, and concepts that
    • to the empty idea of “eternal recurrence.”
    • the most unmusical of ideas — that of “the eternal recurrence
    • the standpoint of spiritual science and confronted the images and ideas
    • knowing all one could about his world view, about the ideas and images
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    • rationally the ideas of spiritual science.
    • enabling him to conceive ideas that can then be effected in social life.
    • this place to all the corners of the earth, taking with them such ideas
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    • men out of the spiritual world might perhaps smile at the idea of being
    • the world of ideas is kept within the sphere of the ego; when progress
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    • an approximate idea of such an experience, which takes place only in
    • to gain any kind of connection to the ideas contained in Hegel's natural
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    • that we can deeply enrich and intensify our ideas in relation
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    • idea that when mercury effects a cure, the disease must be
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    • describing how the idea forms in me that this or that can be
    • head. Thus, when clear ideas need to be gained about the
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    • the genetic sense, but from the point of view of the idea.
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    • Our great ideal is to cultivate this
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    • everything you have accomplished on behalf of the future ideals of
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    • survey of the modern idea of the world of colour, we notice that
    • always in mind the idea that we ought to estimate colour according to
    • ether. Any one who wishes to form an idea from definitions and
    • have the idea that there must be somewhere an abyss, and that the blue
    • our idea is that greenness belongs to them, that it is something
    • objective idea of white. If we have white before us and expose it to
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    • things cannot be understood with the clumsy ideas of Physics. They
    • has not the least idea what to make of what Physics has to say
    • his mental make-up the idea, that a kind of illumination underlies
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    • universe. But then what is born in us as morality, as our ideals, will
    • according to a moral ideal which floats before us, so that those
    • kinds of ideas or conceptions and theories of the world, but it does
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    • idea of truth, we must turn to the state of sleep; if we want to have
    • the idea of beauty, we must turn to the state of dreaming, and if we
    • want to have the idea of goodness, we must turn to the state of waking
    • we must most certainly arrive at the idea of goodness.
    • which corresponds only to the idea of truth. And here one entirely
    • sets him in motion is contained in the idea of goodness, not in the
    • idea of truth, which we gain chiefly from external things.
    • idea of a living man.
    • And so I have tried in different places to show how the ideas of only
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    • or that specialized circle of ideas or sensations can understand less
    • ego, though all the time having no other than egoistic ideas in view.
    • ideas and embody them in paint, only he is not in the position in
    • fully the idea of the Madonna, and in such a way that this idea of
    • direct idea that the red and the blue balls are revolving, one towards
    • but as the living substance of the soul, can we get an idea of
    • between what or many is still today abstract idea in the content of
    • spiritual science can be pursued in its ideal and conceptual character
    • carry on spiritual science in the ideal sense in other rooms than
    • those enlivened by our forms. But the ideal of our spiritual science,
    • originate in a world which cannot have any idea of what is the object
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    • And one loses the idea of space; as a sculptor has lost the habit of
    • thinking with the head, so we lose now the idea of space. Everything
    • to think in ideas, and no longer even to create forms, but to
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    • evolution of the earth somewhat into line with present-day ideas. In
    • of which man has a weak idea when some experience carries him away in
    • element into the consciousness gives one an idea of the inner life of
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    • science, of reforming our concepts and ideas, of winning
    • and profound concepts and ideas concerning life, than any we
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    • astrology applied to the soul — Egypto-Chaidean
    • ideas.
    • come to terms. (Try to form an idea of the nature of the
    • short of the ideal of spiritual science, it is nevertheless
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    • an ideal. Therefore Goethe's “Faust”
    • ideal Greece come to birth within you.” — But for
    • the form more of a philosophical ideal, but it is the same in
    • be two-fold, because on the one side there is the idealism
    • German has always talked of the ideal of the one united
    • goal to be striven for, an ideal existing, perhaps, only in
    • Soul and Ego. And through this knowledge a lofty ideal can
    • thoughts, Bergson presents an idea of evolution which, as the
    • himself conversant with the ideas of Preuse. I say expressly,
    • the ideas of his contemporaries if he proposes to write.
    • will emerge out of this obscurity the ideal arising from the
    • present, but is there as an ideal only. But this striving
    • after the ideal lives in the blood, in the astral body and
    • idea of the free man with the idea of God. But in
    • he serves, or even to the conception of the value of ideals
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    • depend upon such feelings and ideas gaining wider and wider
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    • cloud in our life of feeling and ideation, and the cloud is
    • gentleman who said that if the one who had conceived the idea
    • the one who conceived the idea of our domes has seen St.
    • ideas about Spiritual Science, but to have been gripped by it
    • Let us grasp what this word really implies. The idea of
    • also one day actually have been discovered. The idea that men
    • ideas are to be developed. But so few people think in
    • people forget that according to the modern idea of evolution,
    • given you a number of ideas, the purpose of which may puzzle
    • truly creative, when through the thoughts and ideas unfolded
    • certainly have felt, we have placed a far-reaching ideal
    • before our souls, a very far-reaching ideal. Most
    • such lofty ideals before us, we have indeed lost the dense,
    • evolution as a physical planet, this ideal will not be
    • this ideal is fulfilled. But the souls of men will live over
    • experience the fulfilment of this ideal if they become
    • hands and say: “They call that ‘ideals of the
    • acknowledge only those words and ideals which will perish
    • foundations, even though our ideals cause opponents to say
    • have ideals which are more enduring than the earth and the
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    • may be levelled at our idea of artistic creation, if we
    • the current ideas of art. Again and again this materialistic
    • idea which it will be very difficult to displace. It is the
    • idea that complexity has arisen from simplicity. Now this is
    • one creates from concepts and ideas nothing of value will
    • first place, of course, one feels in despair about an idea
    • learned art critics who have brought Semper's ideas into
    • the idea of the Corinthian column came to him. Rigl, too,
    • idea of the workings of form but what he lacks is the inner
    • ‘What idea must I have of my own being when I look away
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    • been created in accordance with the true idea — it is
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    • idea of the Ego, of Selfhood.
    • conscious idea can arise in the soul when the word
    • some of it — to try to understand the following ideas.
    • geometrician. You have no idea of all the knowledge that is
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    • the year 2000. According to Grimm's idea, therefore, a long
    • conceptions or ideas, grows less and less capable of
    • see what was lacking in him. He wanted to draw ideas, to
    • the idea at the back of the figures of the Madonna, nay more,
    • the idea was a living thing within their souls. Thus artistic
    • being. The thoughts and ideas evolved by the modern age in
    • allegory, all that lives in our idea of the world — not
    • of the wholly groundless idea that spiritual knowledge might
    • The ideal which Spiritual Science must pour into our souls
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    • gain possession of the rich store of thoughts and ideas that
    • the ideal with reality, of purpose with attainment — in
    • great idealist of the Greeks, the ‘divine Plato,’ had been, of
    • the animal-type, which are nothing but the Ideas of the plant
    • and the animal. These are no empty general ideas that are part
    • Discernment.’ In the Goethean sense, ideas are just as
    • apprehending ideas, the latter remain an ever-sealed book. Here
    • this no longer corresponds wholly to the Idea which comes to
    • Idea. While mere observation cannot reconcile the
    • opposing extremes, if it has reality but has not yet the Idea,
    • has the Idea, but no longer the reality. Between both, man
    • needs a new kingdom; a kingdom in which the Idea is represented
    • brought forth, once it stands before the world in its ideal
    • object, idea and reality, melt into each other. The task of
    • regarded, those ideas would merely have received a final
    • attached to the object but to the idea of the object. Whereas
    • translate the idea into reality: we are content, in the case of
    • sets in, weaving the idea of Freedom into the sequence of
    • because it reproduces the Idea of Beauty. It follows, then,
    • rests merely on the expression of the Idea. The sensuous image
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    • call them Ideals —
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    • most beautiful and ingenious ideas in a monologue before
    • namely, that we have no idea of how we shall formulate the
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    • ideals”. People would have to accustom themselves to
    • “apprehend ideals”, and thus one gradually glides
    • about the threefold idea today absolutely call forth the
    • threefold idea. For only when a fairly large number of people
    • threefold idea be rightly understood in public, even in
    • language, so that it fitted into it just as one fits the idea
    • the singing of language, as the ideal of speaking. Preaching
    • others: It is the appearance of the idea in a self-contained
    • appearance of the idea in outer form.” I showed then
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    • single experiences, one has need of elaborating the ideas
    • ideas of a middle-class audience. On the other hand,
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    • can make the idea of “associations”
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    • for himself the pictorial idea. And it is good in a speech to
    • convinced that on this topic of the ideal independent school
    • all the highest ideals for the most perfect schools, but they
    • people speak of the spiritual life, they mean ideas; they
    • speak only of ideas.
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    • idea of the threefold social order. The misunderstandings
    • threefold idea. This was an error on their part right from
    • that idealism cannot take the form of saying: Oh, horrible
    • ahrimanic money; let us not contaminate our ideals with it;
    • our ideals should be as free from it as they possibly can
    • right hand is raised on high for the ideals. Alas, the
    • left pocket is sometimes necessary; if the ideals are to be
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    • the faculty of philosophy has any idea what lectures he ought
    • people have no idea what you are getting at. I myself once
    • subject. You have no idea how many well-meaning people have
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    • not on ideas and principles. The first fact to be considered
    • They are not going to make a declaration of ideas and
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    • ideas, no doubt there would have been others too, but the
    • with the Anthroposophical Movement if our idealism does not
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    • very praiseworthy idea, namely to send their sons to the
    • day, I shall take the liberty of speaking briefly on the idea
    • me bring up for discussion some points on how this idea of
    • side of the idea of the building in Dornach. I shall leave it
    • the artistic aspect of the idea of the building in
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    • indications about the idea of the future building in Dornach,
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    • imagine, I have recently given much thought to the idea of
    • idea of this building in Dornach.
    • idea about the building expressed at the meeting in the
    • the right idea would be to spend about 3 to 3½ million
    • essentially — from the idea of a circular building; we
    • In the idea
    • reality and not in ideas, then the realities of the time must
    • did in 1913 and 1914. In 1913 and 1914 the idea of the
    • to regard this idea as the seed out of which the Goetheanum
    • concrete, it will have to emerge from an original idea, and
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    • platform in the ideas which worked as though interpreting the
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    • ideas with which human beings have to grow up nowadays from
    • concepts and ideas have a particular characteristic: If you
    • and ideas. If the Guardian of the Threshold did not gravely
    • abstract ideas which human beings today attach to everything
    • be incapable of bringing any strength of ideas with them into
    • applying ideas to life when they were born in this future
    • time, so that the faculty of thinking and living in ideas
    • through the force of ideas, would come to dominate human
    • ideas; this is what you have brought about by falling away
    • civilizations there were ideas, concepts, which were turned
    • ideas which were worthy of the gods. And if souls then
    • approached the Guardian of the Threshold with these ideas
    • concepts and ideas which, in accordance with the genius of
    • sense-perceptible world. These concepts and ideas deal above
    • materialism of these ideas which are unworthy of the gods and
    • your ideas for the sense-perceptible world; therefore you
    • have misused ideas for merely earthly objects, you have not
    • gathered ideas which have value for the gods and which are
    • spiritual Goetheanum which we want to take with us as an idea
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    • idea of the enormity of that loss and of the load of grief brought
    • is not mere learning like any other. The ideas it presents and the
    • ideas are not shaped in the way other kinds of learning have been
    • shaping ideas for the past three or four centuries; words are not
    • meant as they are elsewhere. Anthroposophical ideas are vessels
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    • brought out facts quite ideally suited to serving as the foundation
    • over of empirical data by the other sciences, you will form some idea
    • and the ideas about it entertained by a good many of our fellow men.
    • friends, what can happen. Perhaps this will give you some idea what a
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    • once again to an ideal associated with the Goetheanum, which we have
    • by keeping oriented to that ideal that every anthroposophical heart
    • that enthusiasm for this ideal of anthroposophical cooperation has
    • anthroposophical development, though the ideal itself remains. As we
    • anthroposophical ideal to eloquent external expression, it becomes
    • Anthroposophical Society. For to hold common ideals enkindles the
    • to convey, was an ideal, a scientific, artistic and religious ideal.
    • scientific, artistic and religious ideal.
    • Knowledge that lived in idea form was thus communication from divine
    • religious ideal. Their symbolical-allegorical expression of divine
    • forms through the various media was the life underlying the ideal of
    • ideal of science. These three ideals merged into one in ancient
    • In the first ideal,
    • attention from the way the threefold ideal of religion, art and
    • copy of them, we find these three ideals in a further form of
    • The artistic ideal
    • adapted to it. This constituted the Greek ideal of art.
    • ideal? The Greek no longer felt as livingly as the Oriental had that
    • the gods were speaking to him in ideas and thoughts. He already had
    • them the ideas they expressed. The Greek knew that he had to work out
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    • mankind's great ideals: the moral-religious, the artistic, and the
    • scientific ideals. There could, therefore, be no question of erecting
    • ideas receive their shaping as an expression of the spiritual
    • It is particularly noteworthy that the community building ideal
    • as children. Let us take an ideal example. Someone finds himself in
    • understand the spiritual world, no matter how many beautiful ideas we
    • idealism in human communities. We talk a lot about idealism these
    • civilization of the present. For true idealism exists only where man
    • super-sensible-spiritual, the ideal level, what he has seen and
    • experienced so spiritually and idealistically that we come to feel we
    • lifted to the ideal level. It comes alive when properly permeated
    • and infuse it with enthusiasm, we carry our idealized sense
    • ideas we form, we put ourselves in a position actually to experience
    • idealizing our sense experience and leaving it at the stage of an
    • abstract thought, but that endows the ideal with a higher life as we
    • as a direct result of the way anthroposophical ideas are being
    • basis of that understanding take anthroposophical ideas into an
    • If we have that grasp, it leads not only to spiritual ideas but to
    • It would be ideal if,
    • sisters, each going her own way and united only by a common ideal,
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    • feelings and ideas similar to those of dream life. Instead of
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    • with their hearts on fire with enthusiasm for ideals that encompassed
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    • discussing something, one naturally has to clothe it in idea form.
    • feeling level in people of our time. Ideas are a device for making
    • sure, always been talk of idealism. But when idealism is mentioned
    • today when they speak of ideals and idealism. For nowadays the matter
    • about is that of the newer idealism. When the ideal ceases to be a
    • furthers one's understanding of the ideas that anthroposophical
    • understanding of things among people who share a common idealistic
    • anthroposophical ideas. Just as the genius of a language lives in
    • those who experience anthroposophical ideas together in the right,
    • idealistic frame of mind live in the shelter of the wings of a higher
    • the strength of its genuine, spiritualized idealism into the
    • discussing anthroposophical ideas. Its members should feel so linked
    • important thing, not the absorption of ideas. It makes no difference
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    • nature for him was nothing other than an idea, not even an idea
    • with a difference, but the idea which implies it exists
    • out-of-itself. So also nature is an idea, but the idea in a
    • ideas by contrast. The idea which reverts back to itself, this
    • one idea beneath another, because you must be clear that in
    • idealized thought and as a result arrived at cosmic
    • how this idealism living within Hegel nonetheless points
    • Central European elements we see within idealized cosmic
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    • we accept them. They are ideas concerning man's spiritual
    • From these we receive many ideas that in no way prevent our
    • Ideas dealing with
    • hurriedly acquired ideas or with a few quickly won conceptions!
    • feeling that all our ideas are acquired from one point of view only.
    • net of ideas, will-impulses, moral perceptions, and customary actions
    • and to which we cling with our ordinary ideas and actions, fall from
    • what is connected with the idea of spiritual truth in the following
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    • form some idea of how the human race has developed. It studies
    • what emerges in daily life as characteristic human feelings, ideas,
    • idea. You understand the idea that comes to you. By what means do you
    • understand it? Only through other ideas that you have previously
    • comprehends a new idea that comes to him in one way, another in
    • another a smaller sum of ideas which he has assimilated. The material
    • of old ideas is within us and confronts the new as the eye confronts
    • the light. Out of our own old ideas a kind of
    • idea-organ” is constructed, and what we have not
    • new ideas that come to us with an “organ of ideas.” We
    • even an “organ of ideas.” What confronts us here is a
    • as some contradictory idea enters, to correct it.
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    • mission, we can only gain some idea of what lies before us in the
    • and ideas of post-Atlantean times. Among the followers of Zarathustra
    • and effect” and the other ideas we have to-day with logic in
    • super-sensible ideas. This is difficult for the men of to-day. Try and
    • physical science, but people had ideas that had been gained
    • accepted as symbolic of ideas. Men had this and made use of it
    • right to apply my super-sensible ideas to physical facts?” You
    • world, how he still used ideas in the ancient form, applying them to
    • (spüren) that conceptions and ideas are super-sensible things
    • most people the fabric of conceptions and ideas is worn very thin and
    • reached, because the conceptions and ideas concerning the solid
    • most people the fabric they have spun from conceptions and ideas is
    • longer believed in — shreds of that fabric of ideas which it
    • gift of ideas.
    • spiritual nature of Christ with the thin thread of ideas spun from
    • to refill our ideas with spirit from within.
    • driest, most desiccated ideas of the old philosophy are those of Kant
    • man evolves as ideas, between perceptions as an inner life, and that
    • which ideas really are. All this is old and dead, and is therefore
    • the ideas that come to us froth the spiritual world, once more our
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    • In this form of words you have approximately an idea of what can be
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    • I began by giving some idea of
    • exact idea of what is meant by this if you recall that we have
    • stranger, that those about it have no idea, no feeling, by which they
    • ideas easily. When people are told that the events connected with
    • ideal. It disturbs the materialistic peace of their souls when they
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    • understanding of them everything in the way of thoughts and ideas
    • different kind of super-sensible Being. In order to form an idea of
    • “Folk-Spirit” or Archangels, for ideas connected with
    • the ideas that connect him with epochs of time. The activity of these
    • must study everything that this idea brings with it.
    • him, and his existence is ignored. According to the ideas of the
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    • place, consider the difference between a man who is full of idealism
    • and sets up high ideals, and one who is disinclined to do this, who
    • thoughts and ideals rise far above what they are able to attain in
    • ordinary life. Such idealists are always in a peculiar position
    • highest ideals in any domain of the physical plane. Idealists
    • ideals.” We must therefore acknowledge when speaking strictly:
    • in a man's ideals — in what he thinks or feels, there is
    • science this is the outstanding feature of the idealist. Keep this
    • clearly before you: the idealist is one whose intentions and thoughts
    • them. This means thoughts that are the outcome of idealism, that are
    • deeds that are the outcome of idealism. The first contain something
    • transcending action by idealistic thought. In ordinary life such
    • there are not only people of a purely idealistic nature whose
    • idea of how an apple, or any other fruit, is related to the universe
    • to hint how thoughts and ideas can be brought into this realm.) It is
    • only people who act instinctively, and others who act idealistically,
    • follow, and others so that thoughts and ideas have a wider range than
    • us because our ideas transcend the sum of our actions. These continue
    • himself: — “How can I gain those ideals which best
    • them at the present day the most certain, most concrete idealism. And
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    • will first gain some idea of all that has been poured into the
    • so-called ideals for mankind are certainly not wanting at the present
    • special ideal for our humanity; might construct out of his head and
    • heart an ideal by which well-being and blessedness might be attained.
    • of to-day believe? He takes counsel with himself; an ideal rises in
    • his soul and he believes he is capable of making his ideal actual. He
    • with general ideas, but will keep rather to what has been observed in
    • someone before us who has been able to grasp some idea in his soul
    • distinct form in his soul and he desires earnestly to make this idea
    • actual. Let us suppose then that this idea first arose in his head,
    • giving reality to his idea.
    • this was quite a small idea concerned with some scientific or
    • entirely strange idea at once before the world? We are assuming that
    • the idea is quite a small one. The occultist knows that it appears
    • harmful when people do not allow the idea at this stage to rest
    • quietly and not set it at once before the world; for the idea has
    • as a seal does, on the etheric body. If the idea is a small one this
    • man goes ahead hurriedly with his idea, he is apt to overlook one
    • seventh day. With a small idea it always happens on the seventh day
    • feeling perturbed he is attached to his idea.
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    • new order of ideas and thoughts is gradually emerging, though the
    • conception of how this most important “idea” — for
    • so we may call it — the Christ-idea, developed out of the
    • to remember that the Jahve or Jehova-idea meant as much to the
    • ancient Hebrews as the Christ-idea does to the believers in Christ.
    • connection between the Christ-idea and the Jahve-idea. It is very
    • two ideas which has been developed by me in many lectures and cycles
    • — overpassing the Christ-Impulse as it were-ideas which had
    • Only into the idea of this indivisible God-head something was
    • worldly events. Hence many of the thoughts and ideas found among the
    • all the ideas connected with the Egyptian art of healing and Chaldean
    • into Europe along with the Arabs by which all the old ideas that had
    • with the course of human evolution have no idea what the mental
    • development of the west. Such things, for instance, as the idea of
    • Arabs. If they had anything to say their ideas would not accord with
    • the real Christ-idea. The various prophets who arose as false
    • Christ to the people of Europe. They imparted many ideas concerning
    • Rosicrucians, with Christ as its central idea, will be established in
    • How the central-idea
    • spiritual science of the Rosicrucians. It brings all kinds of ideas
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    • to speak casually of introducing the ideas, feelings, and knowledge
    • occasions that we can speak of the spread of our spiritual ideas, but
    • see how the ideas we hold were gaining ground. And when from that
    • Can we form an idea
    • some idea of how this spirit entered man unconsciously.
    • thoughts and ideas which can set the spiritual life before your eyes.
    • ideas, but that they impart life to our whole mental outlook, making
    • such ideas to gain understanding of the secrets of the world. And if
    • Why are there souls present to-day who understand the views and ideas
    • lectures in this course I said: — When an idea rises in a
    • observe a certain rhythm. After seven days the idea has entered
    • deeply into his soul; after fourteen days, the idea now being more
    • other hand, grew ever greater and greater, the more the ideal of a
    • and experienced in silent martyrdom, how the ideas which were once
    • theosophical ideas. His soul was filled with longing to solve the
    • these, which bear the stamp of many centuries, ideas enter into man
    • to-day and speak to mankind in ideas as will be done later; to-day
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    • says that the appearance would be contradictory to the idea of immortality.
    • state has passed, what presented itself as a leading idea has remained.
    • is subordinate to this law. An idea of development forms the basis after
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    • as far as it is to be got, about this idea. This way is long and leads
    • idealised human beings.
    • are not yet able to rise to a higher idea of God. Their culture does
    • by this virtually paralysing idea of God, we say to ourselves: this
    • is a reason why we speak of the idea of God. — Hence, I may point
    • again the human beings formed ideas of the gods in such a way as they
    • also souls which have not yet far advanced in their idea of God, and
    • Nicholas of Cusa because he can be an ideal for the
    • this view of Cusanus, you get an idea of the fact that Christianity
    • type that one cannot have any concept of them using our ideas. Thus
    • our concepts, our thoughts. Where come all our human ideas from? From
    • If we say: God is, we attribute an idea to God which we have got only
    • This is not an idea which
    • This is not a concept, not a restricted idea, but living life.
    • our ideas of God are also allegories of God — but never the divine
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    • likes to rise to the lively spirit. Indeed, there are ideals at which the human
    • beings look up, and they speak a lot of ideals, but that they could realise
    • the ideals that the spirit could be active and that it is the task to recognise
    • of the peoples created. — The Son of God evaporated to a divine ideal
    • in them, and you will nowhere find a certain idea with Jesus: the idea of the
    • ideal human being in the way as Strauss formed it. One does nowhere find the
    • has come to an image of Jesus from an idea which Jesus did never suggest nor
    • not in shadowy way, as shadowy ideal, but as reality, as the theosophist imagines
    • in the regions where only “simple men” where only ideals are, but
    • still imagine the ideals at most which contain abstractions. Then he speaks
    • He imagines shadowy ideas. He can still rise to “simplicity” in
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    • but our idea, and that also the starry heaven is nothing else than our
    • idea in us? — He considers this as the most certain knowledge
    • natural truth that this is my idea, and that one cannot know what it
    • be our idea.
    • my purely in the ideal formed judgment. Have I drawn this judgment from
    • such purely ideal judgments, that we have, actually, no reality of experience.
    • critical idealism and overcame the naive realism. What submits to causality
    • Kant’s idea seems to be thereby supported.
    • motivated by physiology. Kant calls it critical idealism. This is also
    • to the true critical idealism. The view of Kant is the transcendental
    • idealism, that is he knows nothing about a true reality, nothing of
    • Is this transcendental idealism
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    • it does not matter whichever ideas of the other world we have, and, hence, any
    • The idea of the ego is also an image;
    • of the 19th century: the transformation of truth to a world of dreams. The idealism
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    • and makes the whole world a world of ideas seems to be the only right one. This
    • if one doubts the sentence: the world is my idea.
    • to the conclusion: the world is our idea; I have shown how everything that surrounds
    • temperature sensations, the sensations of touch et cetera. This percepts, ideas
    • directions corresponds to Schopenhauer’s doctrine: the world is our idea
    • to the principle: the world is my idea. — It wants to overcome the naive
    • my ideas.
    • would be in vain. We know that our knowledge of the world is not only our ideas.
    • Hence, theosophy can never be content with the sentence: the world is my idea.
    • beyond the sentence: the world is my idea. There is still the other sentence
    • that is in the starry heaven is only my idea, but I do not recognise my own
    • existence as an idea. I act, I will; this is a strength in the world in which
    • I am and in myself, so that I know from myself what forms the basis of my idea.
    • May be everything else that surrounds me an idea, I myself is my will. —
    • of temperature, we know that we have only ideas of our ego. Let us be consistent.
    • As true as my world is my idea,
    • it must be true that I myself am my idea with everything that is in me. Thus
    • is thought about the whole subjective and objective world as nothing but ideas.
    • admit that everything that he has ascertained about himself is only his idea.
    • said: if I want to come to the real, I am not allowed to stop at the idea, but
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    • cerebral parts, cannot form ideas, it would be a proof that he has no soul if
    • feelings and ideas Nagasena? No, all this is not Nagasena. Then the connection
    • the body, behind the feelings and ideas? Is that nothing who does others a few
    • looking at the external organs or at the interplay of ideas is a wrong track.
    • the ideas are a milliard. In terms of this correct saying of the sage Nagasena
    • than that of the careful inner work to learn the ideas of Aristotle, the ideas
    • with Aristotle. He adds the idea of creation to the view. We will see how the
    • theosophical psychology overcomes this idea of creation how it draws the last
    • to find access to soul and mind. One would form a wrong idea of those who believe
    • Yes, Thomas Aquinas says that the task of the religion in its most ideal sense
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    • ideas. No observer of this big cerebral machinery will see what the human being
    • and ideas. Human inner experience is necessary to refrain from any spatial consideration
    • forefather. Thus we get the ideas which the deeper soul researchers of all times
    • that this soul of Mozart encompasses a big range of ideas with one look which
    • links the ideas. This soul capacity can be so small that it is not possible
    • to have an overview of five to six ideas for some time. But the human being
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    • sober and cold is the world of ideas. It is this to which his desire and harm
    • so far that the world of ideas, usually called abstract, moves, enchants, soaks
    • speaks about the world of ideas, of the spiritual world. It talks about that
    • of the individual human being. If I have an ideal, I want to convert this ideal
    • has to fulfil a higher ideal. He fulfils this ideal if he understands the mysterious,
    • we lead it unselfishly within education. This unselfish ideal as an attitude
    • of our culture, therefore, it is the field of the educational ideals above all
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    • with its wishes, desires, ideas, concepts should also be nothing else than the
    • because they do not have an idea of the soul. They have put about not only the
    • the sensuous world up and down, and have no idea what takes place behind the
    • an ideal brotherhood which joins the hands together through times, but a real
    • of the consciousness. The ideal of the theosophist is to attain knowledge about
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    • put the question to himself: why do we find the laws, the concepts and ideas
    • that a complete ideal is realised at every point in time, therefore, theosophy
    • tries only to perform under the ideal of the conscious clairvoyance what it
    • to give a spiritual, a really idealistic world view, a true knowledge of the
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    • could not stand; there an idea of development had to intervene. Davis was informed
    • by an example. When his first wife had died, he had the idea to marry a second
    • He represented the idea of reincarnation, the re-embodiment of the human soul.
    • their ideas confirmed on account of the spiritistic facts. If you imagine a
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    • the masses of ideas of the person to be hypnotised into a state of concentration.
    • If this concentration is achieved if the whole mass of ideas of the person concerned
    • He is the same researcher who established the idea of the so-called moral insanity
    • time before which he stands there reverentially. Our ideal must be that our
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    • foundation of their concepts and ideas with regard to the super-sensible world,
    • which ideas the human being made to himself in the different epochs, ideas of
    • nothing more should remain. We see that he forms the idea — on account
    • human being tries today to found these ideas of the super-sensible.
    • an idea of the force to yourselves. If you see, however, in your own soul with
    • idea how you can look with the spiritual eye at the life flowing from figure
    • view, the idea of the reincarnation of the psychic life. What we ask from the
    • Thus everybody can get the idea
    • who understood the living nature, to the idea of transmigration in this sense,
    • is why he was led to the idea of reincarnation by itself.
    • calls brotherliness the ideal which the spiritual development of humankind wants
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    • happened as Christianity had to assert itself against old ideas, against an
    • with these names. Who wants to get an idea of theosophy from this short representation
    • point of view knows better that from this education, from the concepts and ideas
    • an absurd materialistic idea.
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    • This is the ideal of theosophy. Because humankind is a whole in every single
    • human being, this ideal is the big human ideal of our time. On separate ways
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    • appropriate the ideas are which are announced over and over again by those who
    • western Buddhists also spoke of nirvana. We may get a better idea of nirvana
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    • through the idea of reincarnation. His
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    • Feelings: aesthetic ideals
    • concepts and ideas, by means of thinking, to make the goal
    • fire them with enthusiasm for aesthetic and moral ideals. But the
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    • reject such things. The point is that the ideas about the soul's dream
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    • to avow his belief in the idea of reincarnation.
    • for the ideas of karma, reincarnation and the like — this impulse
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    • the life of the soul Firstly our mental pictures, our ideas, our
    • alongside the ideas or the thoughts; the cause of these moods in the
    • beginning of a new incarnation than we bring thoughts and ideas. The
    • diary. The idea occurred to him that a scene in which the reincarnated
    • death. If, for instance, a man succumbs to a mistaken idea, the effect
    • of false mental presentations and ideas. Our attention must therefore
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    • needs so much preparation as the attainment of this ideal.
    • I said yesterday that we cannot carry our thoughts and ideas with us
    • take his ideas straight with him into his next incarnation. What we
    • our thought and ideas, just like our mother tongue, comes as something
    • new in each life. For most of the thoughts and ideas live in the
    • death supplies us with thoughts and ideas which always come from this
    • go through, the ideas that arise in us are always dependent upon one
    • in your thoughts and ideas have been absorbed from outside, it is
    • nationality and family. In the last resort all our thoughts and ideas
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    • feeling. All the thoughts and ideas of men were suddenly different
    • admit that although these ideas can lead to great achievements in the
    • than the ideas of Copernicus — never in the whole of human
    • concepts and ideas are themselves maya. Men take it for granted
    • sending down to earth human beings who only brought Copernican ideas
    • considerations. For our ideal should always be to take an interest in
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    • idealism”.
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    • such festivals, the writers of which have not the slightest idea of
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    • as a kind of ideal
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    • nineteenth century historians, who have no idea of the difficult
    • self] these are mere words, or at best, abstract ideas. Nothing,
    • less the right idea. It is only very recently that science has been
  • Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 11: Concerning the Lost Temple and How It Is To Be Restored - 1
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    • an enormous number of ideas are contained in essence in this image.
    • individual parts, it is built according to a single idea, much more
    • — are only useful if they all work together. Their ideal can only be
    • the idea that lies behind the allegory of the lost temple which has
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    • the Middle Ages, the idea of Solomon's Temple was revived again in
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    • just as the artist fashions outer forms or expresses a certain idea
    • you conceive these higher principles as the idea of a work of art,
    • poet Goethe presented the idea of the bridge in a beautiful and
    • to bring Christianity nearer to contemporary ideas; but instead raise
  • Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 15: Atoms and the Logos in the Light of Occultism
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    • rising to moral ideals and religious communities, and so on; we will
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    • preparing itself now, is finding its expression now, as an idea, as a
    • earlier in the bud as ideas, bursting to find expression in the minds
    • how the pan filled with boiling water already contained the idea of
    • duty. For, as the pupil progressively advanced to higher ideals,
    • thought, in ideas. But ideas have no real existence. An idea is
    • plane. It is different when such an idea is brought face to face with
    • soul up to it. What leaves one cold as an idea, appears in the
    • pupils who follow such spirit-filled ideas, then these will be a
    • is necessary. There are movements in plenty which are idealistic,
  • Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 18: Freemasonry and Human Evolution II
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