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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • This translation has been authorized for the Western Hemisphere by
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    • Today however, I would like to present a few suggestions on how man's
    • inner development must progress if he desires to reach conclusions of
    • cognition and experience, and the inner development of the human soul
    • and spirit that enables a person to attain to such cognition and
    • perceptions on his own. One has to distinguish between an elementary
    • level of development leading to comprehension of an experienced
    • extent that indications pertaining to such actual clairvoyance can be
    • presentation. The problem of how one may gain personal comprehension
    • mentioned above is an extensive one. It requires a long period of
    • The information that can be related here is but a scant outline of
    • what would be conveyed in personal instructions. Thus it must initially
    • this field. Some might be of the opinion that a person can develop in
    • himself inner abilities, soul forces and spiritual perception by his
    • consideration of human freedom is too pronounced on the part of the
    • reservation
    • innermost depth of being. Precisely here a transformation takes place
    • anything different. Thus, in privacy, tranquility and seclusion the
    • inner spiritual development needs to change his everyday occupation in
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • was given in Hamburg on November 17, 1906. In the collected edition
    • The lecture is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
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    • that does not concern itself in any way with current questions, with
    • with the great questions of Eternity, that it holds itself aloof from
    • is to fulfill a task, a mission, then it must take hold of what moves
    • the heart, it must be able to take up a position with regard to those
    • questions which play into our day-to-day thinking and into our
    • to say about those questions which are a part of our times. For how
    • could it be that questions which come so close to the human soul
    • — like the question concerning women which is to occupy us
    • to be led increasingly into asceticism, into a direction hostile to
    • life. It will prove itself far more by building a real foundation for
    • itself in bare abstractions, but must have something to say to human
    • here about the social question, today we want to speak from a great
    • question regarding women. Of course, no one must imagine that
    • Spiritual Science should speak about this question in the same way as
    • illustration of the relation of the ‘practical people’
    • with somewhat broader vision, see beyond into the future. These, the
    • also today as a vehicle which carries the answers to many questions
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • Human Circulation through the Worlds of Sensation, Soul, and
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    • and for presentation here, by agreement with the Rudolf Steiner
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    • In spite of the fact that a notable portion of
    • the world's rapidly increasing population does not eat meat, it
    • on such food. For survival, salvation lies in a diet of meat.
    • comes to measure his nutritional requirements against the
    • satisfies his nutritional needs with a conscious surety as
    • analysis, as Steiner shows, the problem of nutrition is not
    • simply one involving the nutritional shortcomings of plants
    • the satisfaction of his nutritional needs.
    • Problems of Nutrition
    • standpoint of spiritual science. Problems of nutrition undoubtedly
    • has something to say even concerning questions that directly affect
    • concerned with, and talk too much about, questions of what they
    • of life from a certain exalted level. They raise this objection
    • material dimension by the strength of one's spirit.” Even a
    • well-intentioned idealist might level this objection against
    • Well, at a time when these questions are being
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner
    • This English edition of the following lecture is published by
    • permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach,
    • teachings. He constantly emphasised the distinction between his
    • communications and were not originally intended for print. It should
    • The Etherisation of the Blood
    • realists or in any way at all, the acquisition of
    • repeatedly emphasised on other occasions, self-knowledge is by no
    • But the acquisition of self-knowledge is absolutely essential if we
    • are to reach a worthy goal in world-existence and if our actions are
    • Let us ask ourselves the question: Why is the achievement of
    • deeply into the marvellous creation of the Divine-Spiritual Powers
    • contrasting situations. Suppose we are watching someone who is
    • entirely absorbed in the contemplation of some strikingly beautiful
    • picturing his environment. That is one situation. Another is the
    • witnessing a manifestation of forces springing from anger, a
    • manifestation of impulses of will, and it is easy to imagine that if
    • the action had been preceded by thought no blow need have been struck.
    • We have now pictured two contrasting situations: in the one there is
    • only ideation, a process in the life of thought from which all
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • This translation has been authorized for the Western hemisphere by the
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    • Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • exact idea of the nature of man and his relationship to the cosmos.
    • Anthroposophists often hear objections to spiritual science from
    • outsiders. Scholars and laymen alike criticize the division of man into the
    • meant to be taken pragmatically, gradually comes to carry conviction
    • with clairvoyant perception.
    • who is not afflicted. Considering present social conditions to which all
    • perhaps when a person becomes an emotional fidgety-gibbet, that is to
    • conclusion. Such constant scurrying in the inner life is the most common
    • When called upon to make a decision in a given situation, they are at a
    • loss for an answer. This condition can lead to more serious symptoms
    • example. Many other conditions might be mentioned, but who in our
    • time does not know of them? We need only mention the “political
    • expression was coined because of the way political affairs in Europe have
    • and responsible positions in public life have had to study as one does
    • real connection of interest of the soul with the subject matter that the
    • student is to be examined in. No wonder the prevailing opinion of the
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  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • Steiner in Hamburg, November 15, 1913. The English translation
    • Thanks to an anonymous donation, this lecture has been made available.
    • explained in other lectures given on the foundations of spiritual
    • subject like the one chosen today, because the opinion is far too
    • willing to go into anthroposophy in any depth sees that this opinion
    • further the way of thinking that entered human evolution through
    • external senses, but from the world of the spirit. Questions
    • many in our time the most important question in the spiritual life of
    • I would like to make a few preliminary observations before moving on
    • to any specific questions. Spiritual science, though it is the
    • continuation of natural science, makes entirely different demands on
    • opposition spiritual science encounters. The kind of thinking derived
    • because it takes into consideration the development of the human soul.
    • attention and devotion. Ordinarily, the soul-spiritual life uses the
    • Not by speculation or philosophy but by devoted discipline can the
    • body in the spiritual world. In this condition the soul can survey the
    • whole course of mankind's evolution.
    • knowledge in immediate spiritual vision while living separated from
    • turning his attention to the things of this world. His description,
    • however, must convey what he has experienced in spiritual vision.
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • prepared for this edition by Gilbert Church. Ph.D.
    • IT MIGHT SEEM as if our world conception, based on spiritual science, could
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • strength that had once entered the evolution of mankind, and that had saved
    • Nevertheless, it is an illusion to think that our more complicated way of
    • impulses into man's evolution.
    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • until the time had come for his birth as that exceptional human being, the
    • before the Temptation, and it was he who entered the world endowed with all
    • it was only a vague notion, they nevertheless knew of such things. They
    • It is easy to turn from a play like this to the representations of the
    • highest art the mystery of human evolution on earth and the relationship
    • I should like to turn your attention away from this play to a wonderful
    • wealth of medieval art and other material concerning medieval notions of
    • divine secrets and man's relation to them. The walls of the cemetery were
    • Among the paintings in the Campo Santo is one that was mentioned for the
    • first time in 1705 as "The Triumph of Death" (see reproduction:
    • deepest way how the medieval mind imagined the relationship between man's
    • evolution and the primal element in man's soul. Today much of it is damaged
    • to present in connection with the profound secrets of human evolution.
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  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • This authorized translation by permission of Rudolf Steiner
    • Edition of Rudolf Steiner's Works, No. 152 in the Bibliographical
    • Thanks to an anonymous donation, this lecture has been made available.
    • conclusion of a series of events. It was also explained that at that
    • time in our Earth-evolution there took place the union of the
    • It is important for the whole future of human evolution that through a
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • through that event for the evolution of mankind.
    • preparation for the Mystery of Golgotha two Jesus-children were born.
    • In a certain sense as preparation this Mystery, as I have already
    • salvation of mankind: once in the old Lemurian epoch, then in the
    • into the earthly souls and bodies for the salvation of mankind. In all
    • permeation by the Christ-Impulse. As in Christ Jesus we have a Man
    • Cosmos. Looking at the course of our human evolution we note that the
    • before was in preparation for and pointed to this Event, which was the
    • the Jesus Child, or a representation of the Crucifixion, but could we
    • methods of education on the physical plane. We may indeed, when he
    • for us to convey to him by our external education even the faintest
    • of Golgotha has entered the earthly evolution of man, so is it also
    • from the position in which he was incapable of lifting his body from
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  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • In our present civilization we need, above all, a new knowledge of Christ.
    • conditions of the present age only those can go through this school who
    • We can search through the entire evolution of the world without finding a
    • animating every unselfish inclination within us, arousing it from passive
    • whole soul-being, an education in selflessness. We may say that what
    • Christ did for earthly evolution was included in the fundamental impulse
    • if we consider the Mystery of Golgotha in its most inclusive connection.
    • This mystery, as we know it, took place once in the physical evolution of
    • understand the effect of these forces upon human evolution.
    • In relation to our moral life, our understanding of the world, and in
    • relation to all the activities of our consciousness soul, we must first
    • connection, essential unselfishness already exists in us, and it would be
    • the greatest misfortune for earthly man if certain sections of his being
    • were as self-seeking as he still is in his moral, intellectual and emotional
    • but the eyes themselves are apart from our perception; it is the same with
    • suction in the eyes. If our eyes were as selfish as we are in our moral,
    • intellectual and emotional life, and they wished to experience the effect
    • seeking, all our impressions would give us sucking or stabbing pains. We
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • 1914. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume
    • This English edition is presented by permission of the Rudolf
    • Thanks to an anonymous donation, this lecture has been made available.
    • evening's talk; I am to speak on the relationship of spiritual science
    • This spiritual science is not trying to found either a new religion or
    • Now that we have mentioned the trust the spiritual scientist has in
    • fundamental modification of the natural scientific approach. The
    • becoming an instrument of investigation into the spiritual world, man
    • has to undergo a transformation that enables him to look into the
    • precise research they find that, although sensory perception (if one
    • the body at all. I am just calling this to your attention. Even the
    • contrast to the images provided by our sensory perceptions memories
    • or, in other words, the concentration of our thought life.
    • What is this concentration of thought life?
    • to touch on the principles of the topic under discussion. You can find
    • upon the concentration of thinking, begin just where our everyday
    • turn our attention away from everything external, concentrating on a
    • such concentration is to be fruitful, that person must indeed become
    • of the senses ebbs away. Then we lose consciousness. In concentration,
    • as in sleep, our senses must be wholly shut off from all impressions
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • INTRODUCTION
    • The decision to construct the first Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland
    • site. Construction began within a few weeks and the exterior of the
    • relates the significance of the Lucifer-Christ-Ahriman configuration
    • Christ's central, but equalizing position and Central Europe's mission
    • earthly expression of a struggle between luciferic forces in the East
    • The fundamental polarization of East and West that Rudolf Steiner saw
    • avoided, then the question of who was to blame or who caused it is, as
    • Steiner says, irrelevant. Based on this position, Steiner
    • suggests that only one question has relevancy: “Who could have
    • prevented the war?” This question seems to contradict
    • European karma. Russia's instigation of the two Peace Conferences in
    • considering British proposals for peace negotiations. Under these
    • generals over-reacted to the Russian mobilization and interpreted it
    • as a declaration of war. Kaiser Wilhelm II and Czar Nicholas II, who
    • delay the hasty Russian mobilization. Her representatives said later
    • that France regretted the Russian action, but there seems little doubt
    • themselves in their country, but in view of the English tradition and
    • the English Constitution, this was probably not possible. Finally, the
    • confusion in Germany itself was caused by a lack of understanding of
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • Three Fundamental Characteristics of the Future Civilization
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    • Three Fundamental Characteristics of the Future Civilization
    • The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner
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    • Movement. On such an occasion it is always good to remember why we
    • question is to be answered truly, we must realize that we make a
    • distinction, even if only in thought, between the work we do in a
    • narrower senses, associations of human beings who are known to one
    • and harmony. Not only are relationships and intercourse affected by
    • conception that we hold of our Movement if we understand its inmost
    • say to ourselves that by the cultivation of spiritual science we
    • evolution in the post-Atlantean age was sustained in the beginning by
    • the culture of the ancient Indian period of civilization. This was
    • followed by the ancient Persian epoch — the designation is only
    • was prepared. The mysteries were associations of human beings among
    • world. The ancient Indian epoch was concerned with the cultivation of
    • the human etheric body, the ancient Persian epoch with the cultivation
    • own epoch, throughout its duration, will develop and unfold the
    • can be mentioned, of which we must realize that they should be carried
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • version of the three lectures comprising the series,
    • Authorized translation from the German of Notes, unrevised
    • by the lecturer. Published by kind permission of the
    • Thanks to an anonymous donation, this lecture has been made available.
    • form of modern science. It wishes to draw our attention to epochs of human
    • evolution which lie far back in time, for instance, to the Atlantean epoch,
    • out to us the true nature of the evolutionary processes in which the human
    • in connection with the ancient continent of Atlantis are allowed to pass
    • up in our mind the facts which we know in this connection.
    • substance of the earth. From descriptions which have already been given in
    • this connection, we know that the human bodies of the Atlantean epoch were
    • very different from ours. I have repeatedly drawn attention to the fact (you
    • assumed the expression of his inner being; his countenance changed
    • shape were altogether the expression of his inner life. The human being
    • capacity of transformation was far less conspicuous, although they also
    • change expression, but in a certain way the bodily form has grown firm
    • evolution of the earth, the human beings will therefore be born with
    • constitution is like, for his outward appearance shall reveal it. In
    • expression from the series of our incarnations. The human beings will
    • consumption, shall then have died out. In future, a great hymn of praise
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner
    • of continuation of another lecture, given also at Liestal on the 11th
    • “Spiritual Science.” I also tried to give a short description,
    • as in others, to the kind of objections raised by many people against
    • These objections often arise in a very peculiar way. They do not consist in
    • opposite, which we never had in mind. This type of opposition usually has
    • no serious intention of really learning to understand what it condemns. In
    • my desire to answer certain questions which must arise in this particular
    • Outsiders whose attention is drawn to the anthroposophical movement
    • understand why such outsiders come to a negative conclusion at the outset.
    • opinion can only be held by whose who have failed to acquaint themselves
    • thoroughly with the conditions of human progress in the course of the last
    • the operation of natural forces, and these discoveries have brought about a
    • fundamental change in human existence and in the conditions of daily life.
    • which preparation has been made during childhood and youth, has to be
    • acquire by his own handiwork. In the course of life, attention is drawn to
    • queries which may arise. Besides outer experiences, in connection with daily
    • between outer life in the physical world and religious revelation, religious
    • annunciations concerning the eternal being of man.
    • opinion concerning contemporary human life, fails to take into account that
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • speak to-day, we in the fifth Post-Atlantean period of civilisation this
    • emotion to those things which concern the mystery of evil. For in so
    • Post-Atlantean period, and any discussion of it comes up against the
    • that in the past certain hints or indications of the mystery of evil,
    • pictorial, imaginative descriptions have been taken very little in
    • of which I spoke here nearly two years ago, in relation to very
    • Even what I lately said about the configuration of philosophical
    • as a simple characterisation, so that human beings may see what kind
    • candid recognition of the fact should have some positive effect upon
    • evolution of mankind during the epoch of the Spiritual Soul, in which
    • we may ask this very significant question: How stands it with death
    • altogether, in relation to the evolution of mankind?
    • scientists, is merely the cessation of life. Death is regarded merely
    • is their function, apart from the fact that they bring death to man?
    • generally unveiled. For the proper function of the very forces which —
    • instill, to implant into his evolution the faculty for the Spiritual
    • way of criticism, but as a pure characterisation — our modern thinking
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  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • This edition of: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being, is
    • a revised translation by Christopher Schaefer of a lecture given by
    • It appeared in the ANTHROPOSOPHICAL REVIEW in two sections, in Vol. I,
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    • apply to the conditions and activities of these times those feelings
    • but our conceptions of Spiritual Science also justify us in a certain
    • fact of human evolution, from the fact that this evolution is
    • other periods of civilization. In our civilization which has followed
    • the Greco-Latin civilization from the first half of the 15th century,
    • Now we need not give a full description of these cultural stages, but
    • of world conditions. Here is a point over which many are indeed
    • illusion — one of the many illusions in which humanity lives today.
    • This comprehension on which people pride themselves today is mainly
    • the evolution of humanity and which so proudly speaks of thought —
    • from the whole man, when it is separated from rationalism and is
    • lifted to the plane of Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition — only
    • to mention the appearance of the so-called Social Question.
    • themselves, as it is this which regulates the relationship between
    • is able to ask: Must attention not then be directed above all to the
    • has to be overcome. Man has such a great inclination in our day to
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • all those who held any kind of ruling positions in Middle Europe at
    • many domains of life, was really only able to give a few indications
    • often mentioned an incident which listeners may have thought trivial,
    • symptomatological aspect. Among the many conversations I had with
    • mention of the spiritual was to make a warding-off gesture with his
    • his penetration into many things connected with the so-called
    • spiritual evolution of mankind, into art, into matters of universal
    • Hermann Grimm. He made a parrying gesture because he had no notion of
    • the spirit, without a notion of its real nature, are the theosophists
    • typical representative of the times — raises the question: how comes it
    • civilisation. For when we envisage this brilliant culture of the
    • hitting upon words for such characterisations. Take a simple example.
    • To hit upon such a characterisation indicates real ability to shape
    • flair for apt characterisation. And other kindred minds, belonging to
    • good-will born of a true appreciation of Hermann Grimm, we study his
    • if out of a three-dimensional figure one were to make a
    • two-dimensional shadow-picture, thrown on the screen. Goethe seems to
    • expression only to a rich life of the soul, not of the spirit.
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • Today I just want to draw your attention to some deeper aspect of the
    • People very often do not ask the question as to which of man's forces are
    • this question merely by saying that there is a possibility of acquiring
    • actual connections are between these forces and man's being, they do not
    • what its connection is with ordinary everyday life.
    • realms is the force of Imagination, the second capacity is the force of
    • Inspiration and the third capacity the force of Intuition. The question now
    • connection with knowledge of super-sensible worlds or whether these
    • Education of the Child in the Light of Anthroposophy
    • often mentioned, is connected with the development of forces that are not
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • Intuition. For the forces that are applied in the acquisition of intuitive
    • forces you use in super-sensible knowledge to reach Intuition.
    • and form the power of Inspiration. And the forces that in bygone times
    • twenty-first year — it would be too much of an assertion to say that this
    • their state of slumber and use for the acquisition of Imagination.
    • From this you will see that the forces of Imagination, Inspiration and
    • Intuition are not just any old forces gotten from we do not know where,
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • the being is taken into consideration. No account whatever is taken of
    • the fact that in addition to his physical body, man also has higher
    • regarded as a state or condition of his organism, but not as an actual
    • member of his constitution. We shall presently see what I mean by
    • saying this. I have already drawn attention to the fact that when we
    • caused by inhalation and exhalation; when we breathe in, the cerebral
    • definite functions. This air is breathed out again. — Then people
    • speak of the warmth condition of the body, but in reality they regard
    • that in addition to this solid structure they should also see the
    • In addition to the solid man, therefore, we must bear in mind the
    • the air that is within us, in regard to its organization and its
    • differentiations, is an organism in the same sense as the solid organism,
    • only it is gaseous, aeriform, and in motion. And finally, the warmth in us
    • be investigated in the same way as the solid organism, by dissection,
    • differentiation. It is permeated by the forces of the Ego. — That
    • condition. But that ‘organism’ is by no means identical with the
    • — and it can also be done with physical methods of investigation
    • state, we cannot make such a definite demarcation between the fluid
    • each indrawn breath causes a change, a modification, in an upbuilding
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • I tried yesterday to give certain indications about the constitution
    • man's external constitution and what it unfolds, through
    • bridge we must know how man's constitution is to be regarded. We saw
    • the organisms in the human constitution; that the existence of a fluid
    • penetrate into this delicately organized constitution. Naturally, up
    • perceptions with our intellect; we also have feelings in connection
    • with these perceptions, and we have our will-impulses. But we
    • perception studied in physiology or physical anatomy. But in regard to
    • consciousness too, we know from ordinary life that in addition to the
    • in our dreams it comes to expression in pictures. I said that we may
    • may dream of an excessively hot stove and wake up with palpitations of
    • connection with his body if he did not leave it during sleep and seek
    • for it again on waking. It is through the deprivation undergone
    • it enables us to have perceptions and ideas, we are led to the
    • we can say: On the one hand our conception of the life of soul is such
    • that it leads us to the body. And our conception of the bodily
    • constitution, comprising as it does the fluid organism, the aeriform
    • take these things into consideration if we are to reach a view of the
    • The great question with which we have been concerning ourselves for
    • weeks, the cardinal question in man's conception of the world, is
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • hand, and as a doer, a being of action, on the other; with his
    • responds, on the one side, to what is presented to his observation; on
    • the other side, feeling enters into his actions, his deeds. We need
    • success or lack of success of our deeds, how in truth all action is
    • deed, of action. Only through the fact that we are thinking beings are
    • As doers, as men of action, we have our place in social life and
    • But even when we are entirely engrossed in contemplation, when the
    • actions or deeds — which may also take effect in the realm of
    • Imagine that you are living for a time purely in reflection as usually
    • arrive at judgments and draw conclusions, how we orientate
    • If we study this life of thought in careful self-examination we shall
    • in pursuit of sensations does not make us more spiritual. We become
    • our thoughts. This is why meditation, too, consists in not indulging
    • this inner radiation of will into the sphere of thinking, the more
    • are given over to the concatenations of things and events in the
    • judgments, draw conclusions and the like. Thereby, however, our
    • new edition of the book (1918). What is thus within us lies in the
    • "Moral Imagination." Moral Imagination rises
    • to the Moral Intuitions which then pervade and illuminate our will
    • that is inherently our own, and prepare for Moral Intuition. And
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  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • very deepest questions presented by the evolution of humankind upon earth.
    • Regard the evolution of history from whatever point of view you will, take
    • into consideration historical events in order to understand human
    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • power to lift the soul to this mystery of human evolution as the thought of
    • When we look back upon the beginning of human evolution on earth, and
    • various nations were so great, nevertheless, in reality all these achievements
    • constituted only a kind of preparation — they were a preparatory
    • through the Mystery of Golgotha has played an active role in the evolution
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • superstition, for example the kind of superstition that believes that
    • and meaning that the evolution of the earth has acquired through the fact
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • place in the moral-spiritual sphere of human evolution and what takes place
    • the world's moral order we can approach also another relationship with
    • which we have been concerned for many years — namely, the relationship of
    • Christ Jesus to that being whose outer reflection appears in the sun. The
    • hostile toward the recognition of this connection between the mystery of
    • representatives of Christianity so often are. Dionysius the Areopagite,
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    • Let us begin to-day by considering certain questions connected with
    • We really have three such times of festival in Christian tradition:
    • into connection, into relationship, with that in which the Christian
    • tradition sees the meaning of all earth-evolution. These three
    • of the entrance of a super-sensible Being into human evolution, is the
    • The third, the Whitsun festival, establishes a relationship
    • will-impulses into execution in the world is brought to human
    • these yearly celebrations. The way in which the Christmas mystery
    • Jesus. One annunciation is made to the poor shepherds out in the
    • do with the perception of this event through inner soul-forces,
    • where Christ Jesus was born, were in a special condition. And a second
    • annunciation is set forth in the Gospels, the annunciation to the
    • conceive of human beings as possessing thought and perception, and we
    • soul-constitution of man has changed with the passage of time; how
    • the surrounding universe. Moreover we know how this soul-constitution
    • evolution takes its starting-point from a certain ancient instinctive
    • soul-condition, to return again in future to a clairvoyant perception
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  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • with this lecture. It is presented here with the kind permission of the
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    • occasions that the Spiritual Science cultivated at the Goetheanum has
    • religion. It gives full recognition to the progress of natural science
    • questions concerning our inner life and our knowledge of the world;
    • and to-day I will ask your attention for one such specific question.
    • indications towards its solution. I shall try to give these in such a
    • him to undertake the labour of cognition, were it not the hope of
    • penetrating beyond the immediate region within which he stands in
    • more apparent the more seriously we occupy ourselves with questions of
    • And there remains always the question — to which one or another will
    • being of Nature to allow him to gain some degree of satisfaction from
    • Now this question of the being of the human soul has presented itself
    • to human cognition since very early times. We have only to recall the
    • present day in this connection if we go back to earlier ages and
    • remind ourselves of conceptions that were intimately bound up, for the
    • then look for a little at some of these conceptions, even though they
    • say terrifying, conceptions. It was indeed not thought possible for
    • any satisfying conviction. In our day we are not accustomed to think of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • In the deep foundations of man's being lies the will. In many respects
    • is obvious that aberrations, inclinations that often run counter to
    • operations of the will, it has again and again been emphasized that
    • these operations of the will are as withdrawn from human consciousness
    • True, we cannot perceive the will in actual operation, but the effects
    • operations of the will, only we are not aware of them — precisely
    • afterwards, as having been part of the condition of sleep.
    • to expression in the form of feeling, surge upwards. We know that
    • connected with man's sleeping condition. This kind of feeling lives
    • dreamlike experience of feeling which comes to expression in
    • illumination will be shed upon it. Waking life arouses in us sympathy
    • our connection with the outer world becomes abnormal, and when the
    • way. This happens when our breathing, for example, functions
    • indeed even to those he loved or knew intimately. These conditions can
    • give rise to persecution mania in all its forms. When feelings of
    • say, to an abnormal intensification of the one pole in the life of
    • hatred can assume incredible proportions. The aim of all education and
    • and persecution mania in all forms is nothing but superabundant,
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    • This edition of Rudolf Steiner's lecture THE ALPHABET is an extensively
    • revised edition of a translation done by V.E. Watkin.
    • Translation by V.E. Watkin
    • This edition of Rudolf Steiner's lecture THE ALPHABET is an extensively
    • revised edition of a translation done by V.E. Watkin.
    • The revision was done by comparing it to the German in
    • INTRODUCTION
    • communications, not to be printed ...
    • hesitation ... to depart from the plan of circulating this printed
    • communications from the world of spirit.”
    • An Expression Of The Mystery Of Man
    • knowledge of Man's relation to the universe, and today we would like
    • present period of his evolution — taking this period so widely that
    • characteristic at this moment of the cosmic evolution of mankind. It
    • In the lectures last week, I mentioned that in the course of mankind's
    • evolution, language, speech as a whole, has also undergone a
    • the transition from the Greek culture to the Roman-Latin culture, that
    • eminently concrete changes into abstraction. It might be said: as long
    • experienced a certain amount of inspiration in it, but the moment he called it
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    • This edition of The Human Heart, is a reprint of a
    • lecture from The Golden Blade. 1978. The editor's permission
    • The Human Soul in Relation to World Evolution,
    • The Formation of the Etheric and the Astral Heart.
    • This English edition is published in agreement with, and the kind
    • permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach,
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    • information about the external world. It is the same with the other
    • senses. But this restriction of the imitative principle to the
    • him. Language itself he will of course learn by imitation, but that
    • union with the physical body until the change of teeth begins.
    • rather more inward characterization of these processes.
    • they are so utterly different from earthly conditions. Man models his
    • must always have recourse for our descriptions. Today, however, we
    • permeated by the etheric world. And before man gets the inclination to
    • closely into the nature and constitution of this body.
    • and in its lower portion something that appears more or less as an
    • These configurations of the etheric body remain during the embryonic
    • it gradually decays. (This may not be a very beautiful expression, by
    • new, the real, etheric heart. This etheric heart is a concentration of
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  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • Rudolf Steiner stated that the primary function of education is to
    • These basic human qualities manifest in civilization as the "eternal
    • art and religion.
    • Rudolf Steiner stated that the primary function of education
    • and willing. These basic human qualities manifest in civilization
    • and these in turn in science, art and religion.
    • Company, London. This booklet was reprinted in 1986 by kind permission
    • This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
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    • conscious evolution these words have expressed three great ideals:
    • his connection with the universe, when Truth, Beauty and Goodness had
    • more concrete reality than they have in our age of abstraction.
    • be vague and nebulous whenever it is a question of getting beyond the
    • physical body — nowadays the object of purely external observation.
    • How the single organs, the form and functions of the body have been
    • where, in communion with higher Beings, he is engaged in building up
    • from inaccuracy, laziness or positive aversion to truth, he may evolve
    • nay also with his sense of the connection between this physical body
    • many illusions as to his connection with cosmic existence.
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  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • such an insect's life, and find a certain connection between them, for the
    • larger human communities during earlier stages of the earth's evolution
    • thread through long ages of our earth's planetary evolution, as we have
    • any such inner orientation but lived his life though, from birth to death,
    • We may say, therefore, that the insect has a certain direction in its life
    • lost a particular inner direction in his life. This directing quality of
    • historical age. The kind of presentation of the past which is customary
    • unfolded, but that leaves us without any key to the position of each in the
    • those preparing for initiation in the Mysteries.
    • people these days, did not exist among those working for initiation in the
    • today, through the exercise of observation and logic. Rather, people had to
    • has been an ideal in all civilizations, in all ages of human cultural
    • Undertaking to obey the injunction ‘Know Thyself’, however, he found
    • In his Mystery-initiation man lived through this crisis. Yet out of it,
    • particular conviction about Life, a conviction on which every ancient
    • civilization was based. It meant that really enlightened people in those
    • them.’ This is at the root of all ancient civilizations: this living
    • conviction that man does not belong to the earth in the same sense as do
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    • organization before the human being enters with his ego into earthly
    • existence. This spiritual organization continues to be active
    • visible. The outwardly visible aspect of this spiritual organization
    • — the chorion, the allantois, the amnion, the yolk sac —
    • organization when the human being attains a free physical existence
    • organization continues to be active in the human being throughout his
    • restoration of forces through nutrition. And this work is the
    • conscious manifestation. Today I would like to describe to you the
    • contained in our forces: growth and nutrition, as well as in our
    • organization, the etheric organization (and therefore the body of
    • formative forces), and the physical organization. Of course in the
    • human being after birth the physical organization of the invisible
    • man is inserted into the other human physical organization, but in
    • the course of today's considerations you will begin to understand how
    • the invisible man can lay hold of the physical organization.
    • have first the ego organization (yellow); then we have the astral
    • organization (red), then the etheric organization (blue), and finally
    • we have the physical organization (white). This physical organization
    • of the invisible man penetrates only into the nutrition and growth
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    • ideas of what is important. In addition, certain deliberations must be
    • many cases the foundations for the actual comprehension of processes of
    • illness and healing are lacking. These foundations are lacking in official
    • concentration, a microcosmic concentration of all world processes within
    • comprehensive observation of the human being based on reality. But
    • where one is dealing with external mechanical manipulations, as it were. In
    • contrast, in the area of actual therapy, there reigns great confusion
    • become conscious of all this). The reason for this confusion is that the
    • connection between any object of nature and its effect upon illness
    • scientific considerations.
    • is illness? This question cannot be answered out of contemporary
    • One can get the impression that, if one doesn't know anything, there
    • is sampled and then various abstractions are made about what kind of
    • other relationships, then, as at night all cows are grey, all organs are the
    • responsible spiritual investigation demands more effort and above all more
    • responsibility than the manipulations in the laboratory or in the clinic or
    • observatories. And so it is that the first conception of what I will now
    • encompasses respiration, blood circulation, the rhythmic activities of the
    • interconnection between the movement system, the system of the limbs,
    • and the actual metabolic system, This interconnection becomes
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  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • foundation of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain.
    • Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner entitled:
    • Initiationwissenschaft und Sternenerkenntnis. (Bibl. No. 228.)
    • This English edition of the following lecture is published by
    • permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach,
    • teachings. He constantly emphasized the distinction between his
    • communications and were not originally intended for print. It should
    • course fix our attention mainly on the times we spend in waking life.
    • being of man, we must pay attention to these periods of sleep. A man
    • Indeed if we look back into earlier epochs of human evolution upon
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • word is but an indication of something which is not here in the physical
    • inner organs which are the organs of respiration, and with our Ego we
    • detail how it is working in the outer picture, maya, or reflection,
    • which is its physical, sense-perceptible manifestation.
    • stars. The latter too is but a picture, a revelation of the underlying
    • some indication of the living Spirit which in reality fills the entire
    • present phase of earthy evolution. When we look up to the Moon, we
    • never really see the Moon itself; we see at most a scanty indication
    • spiritual population among whom are very high guiding Beings. These
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  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • today — the day when the Michael mood of dedication must pour its light
    • able to say today what I desire particularly to say to you on the occasion
    • worlds — through long periods of time, in preparation for all that can now
    • be accomplished for human evolution in the course of this present century by
    • considerations a little further, and that is what I want to do today.
    • who in at least two successive incarnations made a powerful impression on
    • in their true unity when we recognize them as successive incarnations of one
    • traditions of Judaism the prophetic figure of Elijah. We know what
    • moment of human evolution, appeared again so that Christ Jesus Himself could
    • give him the Initiation he was to receive for the evolution of mankind. For
    • incarnation is understood.
    • upon us and take their share and part in all the deeds of the evolution of
    • worlds, the realm of spiritual evolution, taking with him the power of his
    • he comes into association here with the Spirits who live in the Moon sphere
    • lived in earlier stages of Earth-evolution. We see how he unites himself
    • association with the great Cosmic Healers, he transforms for his
    • the unending inspiration of such as can understand — all his work that
    • connection in which it is able to stand when it passes through the Beings of
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • living teaching of the Risen Christ: resurrection. Today it lies in the
    • resurrection of thinking: how dead thoughts can be awakened to life in
    • In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works,
    • This English edition is published in agreement with, and the kind
    • permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach,
    • Be sure to read another version of this book,
    • communications, not to be printed ...
    • hesitation ... to depart from the plan of circulating this printed
    • in the form of ‘anthroposophical history’ in the communications
    • The evolution of
    • world-conceptions. But it must be emphasized over and over again
    • that, in addition to these records that have influenced mankind
    • throughout history (and there is, indeed, a deep justification for
    • deeper sense of a knowledge of man and of man's conception of the
    • world, they always made a distinction between an exoteric teaching,
    • Mystery of Golgotha, is concerned, we must make a distinction between
    • exoteric conceptions and esoteric knowledge. An exoteric
    • contemplation of Christianity, accessible to all the world, is
    • contemplation, there has always been an esoteric Christianity for
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    • Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, No. 51 in the Bibliographical
    • Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, No. 51 in the
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    • interpretations of his plays, and a number of writers considered that
    • view of the low estimation of literary activity at that time, borrowed
    • the actor's name. These suppositions are based on the fact that no
    • correspond to the original version, but was full of errors and
    • mutilations.
    • These partial omissions and mistakes led certain investigators to the
    • world-conception. But such statements are contradicted by the fact
    • inauguration of the Lessing Theatre. It did not fail to produce a
    • powerful impression in spite of a thoroughly bad translation and poor
    • action, as in the wonderful exposition and development of the single
    • the higher estimation of the individual during the Renaissance. During
    • his marked personality, the expression of Christian ideals of that
    • general conception. The Christian principles of that time did not
    • But little by little a new world-conception aroused the interest in
    • with a certain understanding for the representation of the personality
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    • remark – especially in view of the excellent translations
    • interpretations of his plays, and finally a number of writers
    • Bacon of Verulam, who in view of the low estimation of
    • suppositions are based on the fact that no manuscripts written by
    • were pirated editions, based on notes taken during the
    • the original versions, but were full of errors and
    • mutilations.
    • partial omissions and mistakes led certain researchers to claim
    • opinions are contradicted by the fact that the plays, in the form
    • performance of  Henry V under the direction of
    • Neuman-Hofer at the inauguration of the Lessing Theatre. It did
    • not fail to produce a powerful impression in spite of an
    • extremely bad translation and poor acting.
    • they arouse does not so much lie in the action, as in the
    • and feelings in the presentation of an individual
    • result of the higher estimation of the individual during the
    • and in spite of his strong personality, the basic expression of
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    • Translation of brief notes made by Fraulein Scholl.
    • Translation of brief notes made by Fraulein Scholl.
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    • opponent was Augustine. Manicheanism came from the region lying in the
    • Order of the Templars and through an extraordinary concatenation of
    • relationships, Freemasonry. Freemasonry really belongs here, in spite
    • The tradition is as follows: In Western Asia there lived a merchant
    • Tradition holds that his death he left the writings to his widow, who
    • humanity — that is as an incarnation of the Holy Spirit, merely a
    • reincarnation of the same. The teachings he proclaimed were attacked
    • conceptions of evil held by Manicheanism is what distinguishes it from
    • evil is eternal, like the good, that there is no resurrection and that
    • We will examine the matter according to the tradition which is
    • Manicheanism we have a starting point for this examination. It is the
    • Temple Legend. All these Spiritual Streams came to expression
    • Kingdom of Light took a portion of their own kingdom and mingled it
    • of its own destruction. There then arose from the Kingdom of Light the
    • redeemed, but not through punishment. The conception underlying this
    • then still mingled in evolution.
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    • An address delivered to the First Annual Congress of the Federation
    • of European Sections of the Theosophical Society, Amsterdam, June,
    • Transactions of the Congress.)
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    • IT is well known that the inscription over the door of Plato's school
    • Whatever we may think of the historical truth of this tradition, it is
    • awaken the perceptions of his disciples by training them to move in the
    • sensation. Man moves in the World of Ideas when he thinks, only
    • after he has purged his thought of all that sensuous perception can
    • present. The paramount question for Plato was, “How does Man
    • emancipate himself from all sense-perception?” He considered this
    • to be an all-important question for the education of the spiritual life.
    • from material perceptions, as a simple experiment on one's own self
    • withdraw into himself and does not allow any material impressions of
    • the senses to work upon him, the residues of sensuous perception still
    • rejects the impressions which he has received from the physical world
    • annihilation of consciousness. Hence certain philosophers affirm that
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    • put to direct application in everyday life, and we may sometimes be
    • the thoughts and conceptions imparted to us by that world. These
    • a simple narration of what is found by spiritual investigation. These
    • that consideration of the life between death and a new birth is
    • fraught with difficulty, because its conditions are so entirely
    • have to become acquainted with completely different conceptions.
    • When we enter into relationship with the things in our physical
    • environment we know that only a small proportion of the beings around
    • us in the physical world react to our actions, our manifestations of
    • these actions of ours to beings in our environment. Reaction of-this
    • kingdom; but we are justified in our conviction that the mineral world
    • actions are performed by us. (Spiritually considered, of course, the
    • environment of the so-called dead conditions are such that everything
    • he does. We must try to think our way into these conditions of
    • reaction of the environment is such that pleasure or pain proceeds
    • to assert that the direction is brought about merely by forces
    • karmic connection on Earth, in the last or in an earlier incarnation.
    • within his ken with whom he has had karmic connection here on Earth;
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  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • encouraged them to raise questions, to express their opinions and
    • objections. Far-reaching, momentous issues as well as matters closer
    • questions of therapy and hygiene; this proved how much such problems
    • workers asked for an introduction to spiritual science and for the
    • after hours on the construction site for those interested in such
    • questions. Later, other members of the Anthroposophical Society
    • Rudolf Steiner's death by the Agricultural Section at the Goetheanum
    • Rudolf Steiner spoke extemporaneously, in a special situation, guided
    • definitely not with a view to publication. The tone and style of
    • encounter between what lived in the souls of the questioners and what
    • occasions so that we will be better able to understand the full
    • roughly how nutrition and breathing work in human beings. We also
    • talked about how closely connected nutrition is with our life and
    • experiment; all we need to do is pay attention to how nature
    • convolution on the left side of the brain.
    • This brain has convolutions. We call one of them the temple
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • damage in this left convolution of the brain. This injury happens
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • reaction of higher activities and higher connections. The sense of
    • reflection of something which becomes great and significant in the
    • according to the attraction or repulsion they exercise upon us,
    • explanations, but have to turn to those realms of the senses which
    • the situation in ancient times was more favourable, though knowledge
    • knew more about the connection between the soul and spirit on the one
    • example, very beautiful descriptions of the outer forms of courageous
    • that has a certain justification he describes what sort of hair, what
    • sort of complexion, what kind of wrinkles brave or cowardly men have,
    • what sort of bodily proportions the sleepyheads have, and so on. Even
    • their perception of the truth, one has to speak more in generalities
    • if we ask the right questions about what has been recently described
    • exist in the human being today, are in a way separate and stationary
    • regions, as the constellations of the Zodiac are stationary regions
    • their journeys and alter their positions relatively quickly. In the
    • same way, the regions of the senses have definite boundaries, while
    • the regions of the senses and permeating them with the effects of
    • Moon. Such an atavistic falling back into Moon-visions must today be
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    • turning-point in the history of mankind, particularly in relation to
    • is tending towards the destruction of all that springs from middle
    • If one looks at the present situation honestly and without prejudice,
    • find, in a certain sense, the direction for his life. These four are
    • German cannot look in the direction given by these four personalities,
    • he feels unsupported and alone among the nations of the world.
    • feeling of oppression. For one must admit: Luther does not live on
    • effectively in the German tradition; Goethe has never been a living
    • and Bismarck belong to conditions which no longer exist. Thus —
    • among the nations of the world. People do not feel deeply enough to
    • Aesthetic Education of Man; this was the time, too, when Goethe
    • You can read about the connection between Schiller's “Aesthetic
    • When Schiller wrote these “Letters”, his intention was not
    • Revolution and tries in his own way to say what may be thought about
    • the will behind it, and behind the whole revolution at the end of the
    • eighteenth century. He had no particular expectation as to what would
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    • The Mission of Michael. The Revelation of the
    • In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume
    • Translation revised by Charles Davy.
    • Translation revised by Charles Davy.
    • recognise his division into three members, each of which is,
    • limbs. These are of course crude expressions that are only roughly
    • there is a connection between the head of Man and his life
    • of thought and ideation; the whole rhythmic activity in Man —
    • the system and organisation of the limbs. Relatively speaking, these
    • A recognition of these distinctions allows us to indicate more exactly
    • human being are more objective in proportion as they are less
    • one division that shows itself in the course of human life.
    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • Now let us go back to the event that makes a strong impression on our
    • days of crude observation is not generally noticed. The impression
    • made upon your feeling is there, and then gradually the vibrations of
    • up of a vibratory motion. It vibrates out into the world. And the
    • in upon our feeling life and are the reaction of the world to an
    • recently. You will remember how in another connection I brought them
    • stimulation of the feelings. When we understand these things rightly,
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    • The civilisation of the fourth Post-Atlantean epoch — the period
    • from the Greek Mysteries. In other words: the indications upon which
    • Southern Europe. Now the secret of man's connection with the Sun was
    • and enters into possession of its full, inner force during the age of
    • concerned with the secrets of the Sun and their connection with the
    • time a perception, just as we today have a perception of colours or
    • sounds. The thoughts and conceptions of the Greek were not brought
    • quite clear from his famous conversation with Schiller. Schiller
    • stated that Goethe's conceptions were not perceptions, but
    • as being the creation of the Sun. With the rising Sun they beheld the
    • insight into this entirely different world of perception and
    • experience, we cannot understand the further evolution of man's life
    • of soul. This faculty of inwardly living perception functioned for a
    • radiations from the living Sun in cosmic space was waning, and they
    • saw salvation in the Mystery of Golgotha, inasmuch as the impulse
    • must never be forgotten when we are studying the course of evolution.
    • in our inner, intellectual activity, only a shadowy reflection of the
    • Post-Atlantean period of civilisation. And the task before us is to
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    • English version by George and Mary Adams.
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    • relation of man to the super-sensible worlds — or, as I might
    • equally well express it, the relation of man's earthly life to his
    • and conclusions of great importance to human life.
    • intelligible on the foundation of what can be ascertained directly in
    • or of the ear — both the inward form and the outer configuration
    • work, say, in the process of fertilisation or in the body of the
    • but give ourselves up to an illusion. For the truth is that the inner
    • of man, in communion with higher spiritual Beings, with the sublime
    • birth in co-operation with super-sensible, spiritual Beings. Therefore,
    • Let us consider such a thing in detail. Observe the inner formation of
    • inner ear, of the configuration of which I shall not speak in detail.
    • the inward portion of the inner ear, and which science calls the
    • touch and feel the delicate vibration of the drum.
    • simple reason that through the whole position of the human embryo in
    • these inner relationships of sound the human ear is formed. Hence we
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    • condensed. It is the fifth of nine lectures in the volume Education and
    • Instruction .... In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the
    • Translation by C.B.
    • the repetitions appropriate for spoken style have been omitted and
    • Education and Instruction ....
    • In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing
    • (Vol. 302a in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961). Translation by C.B.
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    • Education for Adolescents
    • in Stuttgart on June 21, 1922. In a few cases the repetitions
    • Translation by C.B.
    • laws, its course, causes and effects, into men's intentions and goals
    • questions about nature, about the cosmos and the entire world, about
    • the human soul, questions of history — so that riddles arise in
    • of the world and its manifestations do not arise in young
    • They change in two directions into urges of an instinctive kind: first
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    • The lecture presented here is also known as: Evolution and
    • Involution as they are Interpreted by Occult Societies: Berlin,
    • prolongation of life, immortality. The universal law of the
    • evolution and involution. Future penetration of man's spirit
    • into the atom. Relationship of the atom, thought and electricity.
    • The destruction of the fifth Root Race through the War of All
    • against All. The significance of forms in connection with future
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    • schools and their ramifications and I think it right today to bring this
    • conclusion.
    • The question might be
    • aims in world-evolution? To such a question my answer would be that they
    • have a real connection with the way in which beings in the world evolve and
    • religions and all those who participate deeply and sincerely in the life of
    • consciousness in the world does something to further the evolution of the
    • of an example of really objective human action. — An architect builds
    • question is one of earning his living. Whatever men do in business merely
    • they gave this injunction to their members: The buildings you erect are to
    • institutions and foundations. And although the Lodges have lost their
    • possession, these charitable institutions are evidences of a
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    • The Sun Mystery ... Death, Resurrection, and is also known as
    • Mystery of Golgotha and its Relation to the Sleep of Man.
    • In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume
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    • ‘Aspects of Human Evolution’, lecture VIII,
    • solution would be a matter of course. Human beings would never
    • come to the point of questioning. The fact that someone asks
    • about the deeper foundations of life and, while not perhaps
    • coming to the point of definitely formulating questions as to
    • deepest foundations of the human soul, though in a more or less
    • speculation and into the forming of all kinds of philosophies
    • soon realise that, in the sleeping condition, as opposed to the
    • waking condition of consciousness, something is concealed, and
    • of the sleeping condition.
    • dream life consists of pictures, and if one pays attention to
    • feelings of anxiety, of joy, of compulsion. The meaning of the
    • essential thing is the process of intensification: first
    • only in the intermediate conditions. Imaginative consciousness,
    • as you will find in the description of world-evolution in my
    • descriptions as those given in
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    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual
    • In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume
    • mean can be described, quite in accordance with the intentions of the
    • reason we have tried on many occasions to describe what is really
    • further in such descriptions, and so to approach nearer to spiritual
    • what is discovered by super-sensible vision about the real being of
    • this human etheric body. We should not stop at the vague conception
    • body, how it differs in substance, and so on. Such descriptions are
    • descriptions very much further do we penetrate to reality.
    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • form, so as to make use of his senses. The relation of the external
    • world to his senses does not change. But the relation of the senses to
    • organs of perception his will is not active in the delicate movements
    • sense-perception. But it is a complete mistake to believe that the
    • measure as the functions of the physical body come to rest, at and
    • process which originates from the region of the human eyes. It is as
    • outside the physical and etheric body, receive strong impressions from
    • at the same time radiant with light. But the impression made upon the
    • be. In reality the soul is emerging from the impressions of the cosmic
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    • lecturer. Published by kind permission of Frau Marie Steiner.
    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the
    • Authorised translation from a shorthand report, unrevised by the lecturer.
    • Published by kind permission of Frau Marie Steiner.
    • this lecture is a problem that has engaged the attention of a great
    • perception which hold sway at that particular time. We have also seen
    • theoretical ideas and conceptions which arise out of these habits of
    • investigation; whereas the answers given by Spiritual Science to the
    • question of man’s origin — answers which lead back not to
    • world-history, man’s capacity to evolve a conception of the
    • themselves with these questions.
    • a development of grand and mighty conceptions of the Being named
    • short time against the so-called ‘popular’ conceptions of
    • more profound conception of the Christ than all the other doctrines
    • not only immanent in the whole evolution of humanity, but also in
    • that of the Universe, of the Cosmos itself. Our consideration of the
    • how during the course of evolution, man, proceeding from a purely
    • know to-day. The materialistic doctrine of evolution, in tracing
    • wholly spiritual origin. In those regions where spiritual man dwelt
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  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • permission of Frau Marie Steiner. All rights reserved by the
    • dawn upon us that this is indeed the mission of Spiritual Science when
    • either of clear or vague premonitions, in various domains of modern
    • we could prove to you that he never thought of them in connection with
    • himself.’ Such an objection is so patent that even those who think as
    • no need to reiterate the generalisation that ‘an artist creates
    • to clear away the above-mentioned objection.
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • the sun. And when people speak of obscure feelings and premonitions
    • ideas and conceptions of a Mystic can be as lucid and clear as
    • the word will be used here in connection with the name of Richard
    • And now let us speak of what is really the fundamental conviction of
    • Wagner himself ever express this conviction? Most certainly he did!
    • He regarded symphonic music as a veritable revelation from another
    • world, a revelation by which the threads of existence are elucidated
    • convictions which arise in a man when he listens to the speech of
    • uttered at random; they were indications of a deep and profound theory
    • light of the conviction that is characteristic of Mysticism. Again and
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    • I HAVE said on many occasions that at the time when medieval culture
    • through the ripest souls in European civilisation — streams which
    • I have described as knowledge through revelation and knowledge
    • revelation, in its more scholastic form, was by no means a body of
    • cognition and must in every case be accepted as traditions of the
    • research and investigation, albeit those who stood wholly within the
    • preserved as it were by tradition. But it was not always so, for if we
    • revelation was less sharply emphasised than they were in medieval
    • School, for instance, that a distinction could be made between
    • knowledge acquired by reason and knowledge through revelation (in the
    • knowledge was beyond the reach of man's ordinary cognition, but they
    • knew too that by dint of spiritual training and through Initiation, a
    • age when very much of the old Initiation-wisdom was still living in
    • men. And indeed there were many who applied their Initiation-wisdom
    • evolution, had passed into an earthly body and linked Himself with the
    • evolution of man. The nature of this Being, how He had worked before
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
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    • must build up a foundation upon which the activity and influence of
    • thinking can become sounder; we must moreover create a foundation
    • foundation upon which the will can reach its particular development.
    • LIFE and CULTURAL or SPIRITUAL LIFE. This need of a three-partition
    • is connected with the mystery of human evolution which pertains to
    • advanced, is just some sort of invention. It has been born out of the
    • most intimate knowledge of human evolution, out of the knowledge of
    • what must occur if the goal of human evolution is not to be
    • ourselves from this chaos. The very course of human evolution demands
    • are taking place in the evolution of humanity. At present, people do
    • that humanity has such a strong aversion to the very things which it
    • question of whether something takes place in this or in that way, but
    • that we should WILL things in accordance with the direction of
    • human evolution. We should realise over and over again that the old
    • two paths: One of these leads through the mechanization of the
    • been applied to social life, as ruling laws. Mechanization of the spirit
    • — vegetalization of the soul! Vegetables sleep — and the human
    • gaze to the East. There we can see that the animalization of the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • acquisition of that science which we designate as spiritual science,
    • thoughts and thought-connections which are indicated almost in the
    • schematic ideas. But if we wish to continue in the acquisition
    • with the intellect, with experiments and observations. We know that
    • the etheric body lies at the foundation of the physical body. Let us,
    • position within the universe can only be recognised if the
    • higher members of the human organisation are also borne in mind.
    • Earth-epoch, but it received its first foundation during the ancient
    • underwent a constant transformation. It was gradually
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • case, that just as the first foundation of the physical body has been
    • Spirits of the Will or the Thrones, so the transformation during
    • transformation during, the Moon-epoch through the Spirits of
    • Movement. The transformation during the Earth-epoch, that is to say,
    • descriptions of the Moon-epoch, [See
    • Bear in mind, for instance, the description contained in my
    • populations! Differences can of course be perceived when we cast our
    • be considered in connection with the bodily form. But if you compare
    • the differentiations which exist in regard to the human being with
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation
    • detailed account of what Rudolf Steiner said on so many occasions about
    • the evolution of the Art of Building and its changing styles. He gives
    • sacred buildings and give birth to new forms as the evolution of
    • or Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation,
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    • First English edition, London 1951
    • so many occasions about the evolution of the Art of Building and its
    • forms as the evolution of humanity advances. The forms of
    • finally come to expression in accordance with the stage of culture
    • The original intention
    • Thomasius. The bareness and inadequate accommodation of the theatre
    • chosen by the Association formed for the purpose of carrying this
    • super-sensible foundation of the Art of Building and foreshadows its
    • account must be taken of the evolutionary conditions and necessities
    • spiritual Powers and the conditions of human evolution of which we
    • of human evolution, this responsibility is altogether different
    • creations of art and of culture through the ages have many things to
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • the inner constitution and attitude of the human soul in earlier
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  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • THE MIGRATIONS OF THE RACES
    • If we want to have a picture in our minds of the migrations of the
    • Race (Atlantean) there was a population which spread out like rays and
    • Southern Asia are remains of the population of ancient Lemuria, whose
    • civilizations have absorbed into themselves an even more ancient
    • civilization. In Siberia, Scandinavia, Northern Russia, and China
    • there are even remains of the Hyperborean civilization. These
    • inroads of Aryan civilization.
    • to send out colonies from which new civilizations were to arise. This
    • Primal Semites was allotted the special mission laid down in the law
    • of Jesus, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation,
    • only a preparation for this. It was what became the keynote of
    • to his own will. He must bring everything to consummation in
    • Manu of the Fifth Root Race: the civilization that proceeded from the
    • Atlantean civilization in Africa. Thither he sent out his colonies,
    • sent with them the teaching of non-reincarnation, the teaching
    • Manu said to himself: peoples who know nothing of reincarnation will
    • teaching of reincarnation was by no means of cardinal importance. For
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • Oxford, on August 27th, 1922. Authorized translation from the German
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    • The Mystery of the Trinity and the Mission of the Spirit
    • Oxford, on August 27th, 1922. Authorized translation from the German
    • of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind permission of
    • The Mystery of the Trinity and the Mission of the Spirit
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    • Oxford, on August 27th. 1922. Authorized translation from the German
    • of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind permission of
    • limited standpoint of present-day civilisation, but so as to
    • Thus it will be indispensable to turn attention in our
    • time once more to this the greatest question of mankind, inasmuch as
    • the essence and meaning of the whole evolution of the Earth lies in
    • it is my deepest conviction, arising from a knowledge of the
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • the Earth, — in earthly evolution. Beginning from this deeper
    • intellectual abstraction. We can no longer feel our way into the
    • undergone a tremendous evolution. In the times before the Mystery of
    • in the mere abstract constellations which we see to-day. He saw them
    • in dreamlike Imaginations. In a dreamlike way he saw the whole
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  • Title: Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual
    • translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer.
    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual Individualities.
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    • the relationship of man's faculty of speech to those Beings in
    • soul, must have some relation to Spirits. According as the one or the
    • awakening, into a wrong or right relation with the Archangels. If he
    • gradually loses the connection, which is so essential to him, with
    • to-day more particularly of one aspect of this relationship of human
    • else in evolution that has to do with man, as we have had full
    • course of the evolution of mankind on Earth.
    • If we consider the relationship man has to-day to language, we find
    • studies alluded to a more intimate relationship between word and
    • to look on the word merely as a combination of sounds that is
    • the Greek civilisation, we find that man's relation to language
    • relationship to external Nature was pre-eminently one of will, we
    • with long epochs of time when we are considering the evolution of
    • dependent for its evolution on the decision of man. In language
    • Mission of the Folk-Souls.
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  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • Also known as: Mysteries of the Pleroma: the Corruption of their
    • Dornach, Switzerland. English translation published by permission
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    • Dornach, Switzerland. English translation published by permission
    • momentous decisions like the present it is all the more necessary
    • abstraction but a reality which transcends and works into the
    • a view, but in our age this justification has ceased. In the lecture
    • which have been at work in the course of evolution and have led on to
    • civilisation and its offshoots have paid attention to one fragment
    • only of the whole story of the evolution of the world, and from a
    • the creation of man by Jahve or Jehovah as the dawn of
    • world-evolution.
    • in still earlier times the intervention of Jehovah was regarded not
    • evolutionary process. It was said that another, more purely spiritual
    • phase of evolution had preceded the creation of the world by Jehovah
    • In other words, it was held that the intervention of Jehovah had been
    • preceded by that of other Beings, that the creation of man had
    • occurred after the passage of an earlier phase of the evolutionary
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    • The Relation between the Living and the Dead
    • Authorized translation from the German of Notes unrevised
    • The Relation between the Living and the Dead
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    • give the directions, as it were, for the way we are born with such
    • We may now consider in a more inward way the whole line of evolution
    • before our souls the connection of man with the spiritual world from
    • our sense perceptions. It is a trite saying and we need scarcely
    • of our connection with this physical world. All that gives us this
    • connection through the sense organs with the physical world, falls
    • ethereal or elemental. Whether or not the expression is really
    • the conditions in the elemental world are somewhat different from the
    • conditions in the physical.
    • perception for the elemental world cannot begin in man till he is
    • our knowing by Imaginative perception all that surrounds us as the
    • elemental world. Imaginative perception will surely return to mankind
    • natural process of evolution it will enter into human nature.
    • Let us now return to what I said before. Our relation to the
    • elemental world is different from our relation to the ordinary,
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    • through Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.
    • conditions can only be brought to a healthy state if men are able to
    • myths. They brought to expression in the form of a myth what they
    • thought concerning the world, what entered their vision of the world
    • observations to a positively magnificent materialistic explanation of
    • are formed about the origin of myths, the creation of mythology,
    • rests upon the consciousness of the connection of man as
    • attention to the fact that the Osiris-Isis-Myth is also conceived by
    • generations of Gods. The oldest God-generation was linked with Gaia
    • and Uranus, the next generation with Chronos and Rhea, the
    • Titans, and all that is related to them, and the third generation of
    • circle. We shall see how the construction of such God-myths springs
    • Greeks, Israelites and Egyptians had different conceptions of
    • their connection with the universe. Nevertheless there prevailed in
    • all, as we shall shortly see, a deep relationship as regards other
    • foundations of the human soul. The Egyptians desired in this way to
    • external perception one can see how the Egyptians — in their
    • preservation of mummies, in their peculiar death-ceremonies —
    • through birth into earthly existence? This question, more or less
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    • through Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.
    • It was my task yesterday to show how the special configuration of
    • man's evolution in which there existed an old clairvoyance, a
    • such things for this retrospection gives us orientation. Mankind
    • is again to achieve vision directed to the super-sensible; it is
    • scientific thinking. The realization of what each one can do, no
    • things take place in later times in connection with events of earlier
    • certain mythical pictures and imaginations what they thought and felt
    • about cosmic mysteries. In another connection we have already stated
    • that in the time of the Greco-Latin evolution, in the time that
    • Imaginations was the age when Osiris wandered upon Earth. They meant
    • been a time in which men on earth lived in Imaginations. And this
    • type of human soul which was able to live in Imaginations was
    • this life-in-Imaginations. Osiris has been killed by his brother
    • Osiris and Isis were brought into connection with the Death-Mystery
    • point to a quite definite heavenly constellation, which the Magi
    • of the East knew as the constellation in which the new cosmic age was
    • certain constellation of the ‘Virgin’ the Magi of the
    • myth looked back to quite definite star-constellations. They have
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    • through Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.
    • of the course of mankind's evolution; we have sought to follow up the
    • deeper foundations of such Myths as the Osiris-Isis Myth; we have
    • expression, but which underlie the poetic myths of Egypt and Greece,
    • and have sought to study, at any rate to indicate, the connection
    • clairvoyance had stood in the same inner relation to the spirit
    • knowledge the far-reaching world-conception, which was an inner
    • experience, signified more than the mere sense-perception knowledge
    • of the transitional humanity to which we still belong.
    • contemplation of the Gods, is to be found in the Old Testament
    • In fact the whole evolution of earthly man is only accomplished
    • generations of Gods, but men were already in existence. The
    • important and significant fact this conception points. In the
    • an understanding of the present-day world conception. For the world
    • important that we can lay one thing as a foundation; I have
    • and in a certain connection, I said, certain impulses of the
    • course of human evolution which points in a significant manner to the
    • once lived a perception among men through which man could still
    • his atavistic imaginations. That was the age in which Osiris ruled.
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    • through Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.
    • with the question which has just been raised. The question was: What
    • question, however, can only be approached slowly and gradually. It
    • the old Egyptian inscription of Isis: ‘I am the All. I am
    • acquainted with his civilization knew that what lives as ‘immortal’
    • where I quoted the often harsh-sounding expressions of Plato for the
    • There was no intention of saying that the human being as such cannot
    • quite a wrong interpretation. As the priests transformed the
    • interpretation: ‘I am the All; I am the Past, the Present, the
    • expression then came to an end for men living on the physical plane;
    • that must be said in the course of these observations and it might
    • truth is to be spoken it cannot be expected that no mention will be
    • properly into consideration, it can be said on the one hand that we
    • abstraction in the sense we have come to know it, namely estrangement
    • harbours within it immense possibilities for the evolution and
    • highest human goal. Evolutionary possibilities are in our time
    • phases of post-Atlantean evolution. In point of fact, something of
    • dear friends, into the connection of man with the whole universe, if
    • The clever ones in Philisterium, to be sure, call it ‘superstition
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    • through Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.
    • It is our aim in these lectures to speak of important questions of
    • mankind's evolution, and you have already seen that all sorts of
    • purpose. In order that we may have a foundation as broad as possible,
    • you that in that evolutionary course of mankind which can be regarded
    • transformations. Now we have already described in what sense I a
    • geology the Ice Age, in religious tradition, the Flood — from
    • independently of our own action; we are capable of development
    • growing older was connected with a transformation of the soul and
    • external physical cosmic conditions of human existence alter in
    • with which infinitely many secrets of mankind's evolution are
    • times can come in which only the views and opinions of youth
    • and more demands will be made in this direction, and unless an
    • called your attention last time to the immense incision in the
    • evolutionary history of mankind which lies in the 15th Century. This
    • evolution of humanity. It is of course a triviality to say, as I have
    • often remarked, that our time is a transition age — for in
    • reality each age is a transition. But it is a different thing to know
    • transition, but in each age one should also look about and see what
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    • through Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.
    • once in ancient Greece the great and significant inscription
    • those who sought for spiritual things. Nor was this inscription on
    • things that must be said in connection with this question are
    • understanding of man. One must put oneself in the position of taking
    • an expression for the whole comprehensive being of man. And one can
    • pay attention to the complications, only we will not do that today.
    • complications, just as schematically one can picture the human head
    • be placed in varied positions according to the corpulence of each
    • This has a deep inner justification; however we will not discuss
    • in the position of really understanding the being of man. If we were
    • life, we should never be in the position of really saying ‘I’
    • time — I have indicated this in another connection
    • brought to your attention that besides this external mythology the
    • question
    • external anatomical physiological observation — look how a
    • in his thirtieth year. To outer physical observation such a sudden
    • matter of the spiritual world, time relationships are different from
    • his life through. And one can study through it the relation between
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    • two-fold form something of the solution of the world-riddle. In
    • man himself, again as totality, is its solution. We must not expect,
    • solution of the world-riddle. So this is a very serviceable formula:
    • The world is a riddle and Man is its solution.
    • certainly has that. For as you know, the configuration of the starry
    • starry heavens, not in general, but in their configuration at the
    • in each person's having his special head according to the position of
    • configuration. And from the various studies we have pursued we
    • case of man, it is with the formation of his head that the whole
    • limbs and members that the configuration of cosmic forces acts upon
    • hereditary transmission from the generations of ancestors.
    • discovery of something that has met with opposition even in spiritual
    • whom I have often mentioned in other connections, has recently
    • mentioned on earlier occasions. It is not the aura of which we speak;
    • means in the camera obscura. Still there is a connection. Precisely
    • opposition and abuse, has thus shown its point of contact with
    • be nationalistic, my dear friends, if we were to follow our head
    • alone. The head is not in the least adapted to be nationalistic, for
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    • anthroposophical studies; but today it is our intention to speak of
    • first lays aside his physical body; then he is in possession of what
    • have already drawn attention in our literature to the fact that one
    • cannot simply speak sweepingly of dissolution of the etheric and the
    • astral bodies, but that this dissolution is in reality a releasing
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    • this question, not theoretically, but concretely in a vital and
    • consciousness: waking life and sleep. The conception of sleep in most
    • At the present stage of evolution reached by man in earthly life, it
    • evolution, Ego and astral body have no organs wherewith to become
    • We can most easily form an accurate conception of the way in which
    • consciousness. To external observation the child may give the
    • impression of being awake during this period, but what is going on in
    • a one-sided and inadequate conception. Very little of the whole
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • The ordinary conception of walking is extremely inadequate. Walking
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    • accustomed, their first reaction will be one of astonishment and, for
    • course of historic evolution man's life of soul has changed, we
    • must make our ideas plastic and form quite a different conception of
    • outlook. This significant example — and I mention his name
    • was always a kind of inner opposition to what his contemporaries were
    • conveying much more than the opinions of those around him could
    • convey. Goethe appeals to the revelations of Nature rather than to
    • the revelations of the human mind. And this was the real temper of
    • Think of him as a child with all the religious convictions of his
    • often drawn attention to this beautiful episode in Goethe's
    • father's collection; how he placed a taper on the top, lighting
    • into a closer union with Nature, in whose arms he first of all seeks
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    • lecture was given in answer to an invitation from an association of
    • “Missionhaus” in Christiania, seating some 2,000 people.]
    • intelligible to modern civilisation and culture, and I know, too, how
    • very special gratitude to the students by whom the invitation was
    • other countries, students are beginning to pay some attention to
    • many years have been concerned with answering this very question, you
    • I can do is to indicate the lines and directions along which proof
    • opposition to what has been achieved in so admirable a way by the
    • It is the conviction of anthroposophical Spiritual Science that
    • the methods of investigation, to go beyond what is universally
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    • human evolution, events that have led up to a soul-constitution which
    • struggled through to the conclusion that the fundamental note of this
    • world-conception is sought in the observation and elaboration of
    • of human evolution during the time comprised within the 300
    • world-conception, which began to ebb at that time, in the course of
    • attention to this fact) hardly enable us to study the ebb of this
    • world-conception, because the spreading of Christianity did its
    • utmost to destroy, with but a few exceptions, every gnostic document.
    • Within the evolution of
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    • world-conception was gradually approaching a certain culminating
    • of human evolution present themselves under the influence of the
    • materialistic world-conception. This materialistic
    • world-conception cannot be considered as if it had merely been the
    • outcome of the arbitrary action of a certain number of leading
    • conception is nevertheless based upon something through which the
    • scientific convictions and scientific results of investigation of the
    • they were able to educate mankind. And again, upon the foundation of
    • certain materialistic world-conception.
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    • have an entirely different constitution than that of a man who died
    • The constitution of an etheric body must be of such a kind as
    • question, it will be a good thing to become acquainted first of all
    • friends, may throw some light upon this question.
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
    • lovable child, with exceptionally beautiful qualities.
    • easily mixes up cause and effect; indeed, such confusions in regard
    • investigation may show us that his destiny in no way led him to the
    • is far more difficult to perceive the true relationship of cause and
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    • works no clear definition or description of man as a pre-earthly
    • in connection with space and with the cosmos too. The picture is not
    • sufficiently clear to indicate real insight into that relation of man
    • has any traditional ideas of the being of man. Of the old insight
    • perception and from the Mysteries, there is no trace in him whatever.
    • by which they are governed. He thus transfers the perception of the
    • experienced, however, they gradually become vision of man’s
    • existence after death, for a true clairvoyant perception of man’s
    • tradition, but inadequate. Giordano Bruno embarks upon a description
    • adequate description either of the cosmos or of the life of soul
    • must seek with the powers of free human cognition for the spark of
    • living knowledge which in earlier epochs of human evolution it had
    • Indeed if we try to connect the conceptions of modern chemistry with
    • these expressions — salt, mercury, sulphur — still mean
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    • live and its conditions are much more earnest than most people of the
    • these conditions of our times from those standpoints which result
    • conditions of human evolution and can therefore have an insight into
    • century indicates a specially low point of human evolution in the
    • sent its ramifications into the 20th century, and now these
    • ramifications undoubtedly continue to hold mankind under their spell.
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    • fulfil his mission on earth. ... It represents a force given to man
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    • approaching the science of Initiation, for the forces out of which
    • is fashioned and permeated not only by the forces emanating from the
    • evolution on the earth. A time will come in the physical evolution of
    • fulfils his rightful evolution, man will no longer tread the earth by
    • of to-day, if evolution on the earth takes its normal course.
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    • evolution of humanity, science, art, and religion formed a harmonious
    • Mysteries, knowledge was sought as a revelation of the Spiritual in
    • knowledge of the Spiritual lay at the foundation of all ancient
    • conceptions of the world. This knowledge came to direct expression,
    • presentation in the plastic arts and presentation by means of tone
    • followed by the third stage, that of the revelation of the nature of
    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • devotion to this divine-spiritual principle. And the sacred acts and
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    • materialistic world-conception can look upon death as the end of
    • Explanations have
    • add to the facts that you already know in connection with this
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    • should also be able to find in evolution a stage that reveals this
    • separately. In other words: A nation must once have existed that felt
    • the soul was still thought of in connection with the cosmos.
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    • conditions in the Anthroposophical Society makes it seem desirable to
    • intention to use lecture time to go into such matters as
    • organizational and developmental aspects of the Society, for I see it
    • for presentation today. In view of the need evidenced by the way the
    • self-knowledge and thus prove a good preparation for the delegates'
    • to anybody who keeps up with the way civilization and culture are
    • of those elements that are so needed under the conditions that
    • approach the Society do so out of a sense of dissatisfaction with the
    • spiritual, psychological and practical conditions they find
    • as human beings. This alienation from the spiritual, psychic and
    • practical situation prevailing in the life around them must be taken
    • to feel what millions and millions of others will be feeling keenly
    • honest seeking will find, if he practices self-observation, that this
    • soul's feeling of alienation from conditions existing in the world
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    • turn our attention to the light-ether. It is true that the whole etheric body
    • which is light-ether; and in order to fix our attention on that part of the
    • things. Keeping this in view we say that we have sense perceptions. The cause
    • of this is that the human ego and astral body first receive a revelation of
    • things, and this revelation which remains unconscious, is then reflected on
    • the instruments of the senses and their nerve extensions in the physical
    • what occurs; the first thing we have to take into consideration is this, that
    • our having perceived the man with our senses, we received impressions [not
    • Remembrance is this: the perception from the outer ether of inner etheric
    • movements; the perception from the outer light-ether of movements in the
    • perception. We can say: in the external light one perceives the movements
    • physical body to conceptions that are only possible in the physical body.
    • man's whole life passes before him, set in motion by the vibrations of the
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    • own efforts, "co-creators" in evolution.
    • the day. The questions that cannot be answered out of sense
    • in life, however, can never serve man's evolution nor his true
    • the retaining of a mental image or a thought or impression. Certainly
    • experience you often have if one or another idea or impression has,
    • only throw light on forgetting by turning our attention to its
    • this task of retaining the impressions and thoughts in man, when the
    • life in a restricted sense, and also the principle of repetition. If
    • has such a thing as so-called propagation, the bringing forth of its
    • body. Everything depending on repetition in man or animal is
    • repetition of one vertebra after another in the spine comes from this
    • activity of the etheric body. The termination of the plant's growth
    • which brings things to a conclusion is subject to the astral
    • principle and all repetition to the etheric principle. The plant has
    • question of memory in the plant. For to assert that the plant has a
    • leaf on the pattern of the first, this kind of assertion leads to the
    • strange illusions seen today in a recent trend of natural science.
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    • have always had a certain inner connection, even if, on the surface,
    • be taken into consideration in the various groups of our German
    • section. As there is a certain inner thread in the lectures, it is
    • more we can anticipate in the way of wide-spread lecture publications
    • confusion. I want to make a special point of this, as it is an
    • the publication of the lectures can be strictly supervised so that
    • is also a kind of introduction to the lectures about to be held in
    • this group. There will be a certain inner connection in the course of
    • eventually be directed towards a definite culmination with which the
    • and today's lecture will be a kind of continuation. But it will not
    • connection, even though the subject matter will appear to differ, and
    • the connection will consist in the fact that the whole series will
    • eventually see that it all has an inner connection, and that these lectures
    • section of the population calmly looks on whilst the papacy of
    • medicine assumes greater and greater dimensions and insinuates itself
    • out and interfering so horribly in the education of children and the
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    • this series we made a kind of classification of illness types, and
    • evolution. Those of you who have been working in the anthroposophical
    • moment in human evolution we want to recall lies a long way back. If
    • division of the sexes took place in the kingdom of man on earth. You
    • know that before this we cannot speak of such a division of the sexes
    • evolution or in evolution as a whole, in so far as it comprises the
    • transition from dual sexuality to the division into sexes if we
    • progressive development in one direction or the other, at a time when
    • have focused our attention on this moment in time to start with,
    • can enquire into such a meaning, for physical evolution receives its
    • to evolution only when we consider them on a spiritual scientific
    • basis. It is in this sense that we ask the question: What is the
    • fructification, the reciprocal influence of the sexes, (as) replacing
    • fructification appeared for the first time at the moment when the
    • division into sexes occurred in human evolution. That was not so. We
    • this fructification took place in quite a different way. Clairvoyant
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    • starting-point an observation made in one of the last public
    • lectures; the one on ‘Superstition from the Spiritual
    • Scientific Point of View’. An observation was made there that
    • than to an understanding that lies in our whole soul constitution,
    • that life bears them out. The observation we want to start from is
    • that it is an ordinary fact and no superstition that in the case of
    • foundation of things. First of all I will simply present you with the
    • are in constant connection one with another. But this cooperation is
    • these connections as well as the relationship of these members to
    • man has a connection with the cosmos through each of his members; a
    • connection which is continuous — and this again is very
    • that we can best get to know these inner and outer connections if we
    • number of things, but we want to understand this situation a little
    • work unhindered and get rid of all the exhaustion that has
    • visualise the relationship of the day ego to the night ego as though
    • period of twenty-four hours, still expressed today in the alternation
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    • mentioned here that in the group meetings this winter we want to
    • other things connected with man's whole life and evolution that will
    • question: How can a knowledge of these things help us understand in a
    • one another. You will remember that there are certain relationships
    • with the occasional exception. This is the regular course of events,
    • proportional figures that so to say specify the ‘speeds of
    • rotation’ for the four members of man's being. This is of
    • course speaking figuratively, for they are not really rotations but
    • repetitions of the same conditions; rhythm ratios. A fortnight ago I
    • doctor or be ranked among the ‘spectres of superstition’,
    • to counterbalance the local upset. There is really a revolution going
    • very different periods of human evolution. What from the spiritual
    • these organs were developed further at a later stage of evolution.
    • Everything in the physical organism is an expression or outcome of
    • higher Organisation of the higher members. What we call the lungs
    • you to look at the fact of the lungs being an expression of the
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    • own efforts, "co-creators" in evolution.
    • explained before that the division of man's being into four members,
    • of these members comes to expression in certain organs and organ
    • therefore have their physical manifestation in irregularities in the
    • functioning of the blood. We indicated that what originates in
    • connections between man's various incarnations. But the ways of karma
    • composition of karmic connections before we can understand anything
    • entirely different situation from anything met with in life. His ego
    • only happens in exceptional circumstances in life, as we have often
    • mentioned. During life, when man is asleep, he lays his etheric body
    • aside as well as his physical body, hence this combination of ego,
    • immediately after death have also been mentioned; man's feeling of
    • until he encompasses all things. We have mentioned the picture of his
    • except in those cases we mentioned whilst discussing intimate
    • questions of reincarnation, when the etheric body is preserved in a
    • follows the life that is determined by the combination of ego and
    • instrument of enjoyment and action. This he has no longer, but the
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    • Throughout our life, we have to struggle with questions that cannot
    • open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating
    • own efforts, "co-creators" in evolution.
    • alone can remove the preconception that would rank man's nature too
    • observation, even though it is not absolutely impossible. But one
    • observation if it is extensive enough: the animal, neither weeps nor
    • characteristics originating from past lives in previous incarnations.
    • incarnations. Thus we differentiate between the actual kernel of
    • man's being which passes from life to life, from incarnation to
    • incarnation, and the sheaths surrounding it, comprising the inherited
    • a man's being, that passes from incarnation to incarnation, is
    • normal conditions for his individuality to be exchanged. The
    • of course, as it is different in exceptional cases. It changes the
    • little, to come to expression in the human being after birth.
    • expression in today's subject, laughing and weeping. In the first
    • and works on it to make it a vehicle of expression. It is just this
    • animals we cannot say that an individual soul passes from incarnation
    • to incarnation. The basis of animal nature is the group soul, and we
    • efforts in one incarnation survive and, after he has gone through
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    • Throughout our life, we have to struggle with questions that cannot
    • open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating
    • own efforts, "co-creators" in evolution.
    • THE MANIFESTATION OF THE
    • we became familiar with every day expressions of man's inner life,
    • namely laughing and weeping, and today we will explore the conditions
    • inner being of man, including man's whole evolution, in a certain way
    • you consider what you know of earth conditions, then even if you look
    • man takes on a different form in different regions of the earth.
    • originally connected with certain regions of the earth. You will also
    • school from the observation of purely physical, material conditions,
    • earth evolution. In the sphere of spiritual science we have looked
    • course of ages. All this gives you an idea of how external conditions
    • present-day earth conditions bring about such differences among men,
    • beginnings of our earth evolution, after it has passed through the
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon evolution. We have described various details of
    • know human conditions if we continually consider them from different
    • the beginning of earth evolution, earth, sun and moon were, as you
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    • Throughout our life, we have to struggle with questions that cannot
    • open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating
    • own efforts, "co-creators" in evolution.
    • EVOLUTION, INVOLUTION
    • AND CREATION OUT OF NOTHINGNESS
    • action and deed. Today, however, we want to give a few concluding
    • aspects on the subject of the great evolutionary processes of the
    • like to draw your attention to a fact that can tell you a great deal
    • about the nature of cosmic evolution, if only you are prepared to
    • evolution of the animal and that of man. You need only say one word
    • between the concept of animal and human evolution. Think of the word
    • ‘education’. Actual education is impossible in the animal
    • a radical difference between the education of a human being and what
    • course of his earlier incarnations work its way free.
    • vision, although clairvoyant vision confirms what we are about to
    • instrument capable of connecting external impressions in a definite
    • bell, for instance, but the impression of the sound and the sight of
    • the brain that is the instrument for the perception of sound and the
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    • the soul need only be duly prepared and revelations will flow from
    • inwardly instead of being occasioned by outer events. These lectures
    • is over. After death relationships between individuals continue as
    • establish the seeds of a true morality. Companionship or isolation in
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    • Initiation, Eternity and the Passing Moment.
    • the attitude of the soul must be if an adequate conception is to be
    • is not enough to form a simple concept or give an ordinary definition
    • of these beings — popular as such definitions are. My purpose
    • so little recognition of the seriousness and value of genuine
    • their significance in world-existence as a whole, in the evolutionary
    • brought these studies to a provisional conclusion with a course of
    • foundation of the German Section of the Theosophical Society. Anyone
    • abstract speculations. And if, in spite of it all, a feeling of a
    • to develop gradually. This is also an indication of how what I have
    • this realm. In addition to all other demands to which only very brief
    • For some years now the relationship of human beings
    • worlds; it was necessary for evolution that only little of the
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    • causing suffering to others. Effects of the destruction thus caused
    • acquired on Earth determine whether companionship or isolation will
    • during Initiation closely akin to those undergone during the life
    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • creed necessary for Initiation as it is in the Sun sphere. The
    • evolution of humanity. The distinction between Christianity and other
    • -- difference in implications of these words if uttered by
    • the next incarnation must be drawn from the Sun sphere, for renewal
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    • deal will consist in the communication of findings of investigation
    • with a brief consideration of man's nature and constitution — a
    • an unprejudiced observation of man's life is surely the existence of
    • the human Ego, the ‘I’. A distinction must however be
    • Now what does unprejudiced observation of life teach us
    • experience comes to him? A clear observation of life can teach us
    • come into any sort of collision with the outer world, he could never
    • certainly be made aware of your ‘I’. This collision with
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    • caused by this realisation the power is acquired to change conditions
    • influence on those who have died. Reading to the dead. Opposition to
    • for it in the subconsciousness. Necessity of mediation between the
    • the spiritual world. Actual experiences are only a fractional part of
    • creation of an actual link between the physical and spiritual worlds.
    • The relation of the soul to the body. Analogy of the plant and its
    • connection with the Sun. Man belongs to the Universe, not only to the
    • connection been lost. The Christ Impulse imparts feeling of kinship
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    • continues, to begin with, to live in conditions and with
    • relationships he himself prepared during his existence on Earth. It
    • spiritual world after death, the relationship between us is, at
    • again the relationship that existed before death because of the lack
    • of love of which we were guilty. We confront the person in question
    • before the death of the person in question, or before our own death,
    • we allowed the relationship caused by our self-incurred debt of love
    • to be established, we shall have to live through the relationship for
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    • happens to him during sleep, i.e. the restoration of forces used up
    • during waking life. Processes of cognition lie within the field of
    • expulsion from Paradise. The purpose of life between death and
    • shaping the following incarnation. Difference between the life after
    • death and the condition of sleep is fundamentally one of
    • consciousness only. Direct astronomical vision in ancient Egypt but
    • remembrance of what had formerly been direct vision. By the time of
    • spiritual insight into the connection of certain events with heavenly
    • constellations. Anthroposophy is a torch by which the spiritual world
    • from men's own souls. This is the mission of the Earth.
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    • region which receives forces radiated from the planet known in occult
    • moral disposition; from the Venus region he can draw the forces he
    • however, there is a certain difference between his connection with
    • the forces of the Earth during his physical life and his connection
    • catabolic processes, processes of destruction. Evidence for this is
    • process, which is the antithesis of what is in operation during
    • story of the expulsion from Paradise it is said that the Divine
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    • be the subject of lengthy reflection and meditation. At this
    • propagation of the impulse given by Christ's appearance on the Earth
    • and the fulfilment of the Mystery of Golgotha. On one occasion I also
    • spoke of what may be called the last Initiation of Christian
    • evolution — an achievement before the time of the Mystery of
    • religion. Eastern tradition tells us that in the life usually spoken
    • present in lofty spiritual worlds continuing to influence evolution
    • his contribution to the Mystery of Golgotha. We have been reminded of
    • ‘Revelations shall tell of the Divine in the Heights and there
    • the song which tells of the revelation of the divine-spiritual forces
    • in the spiritual worlds and the reflection of these forces in the
    • peace which then rang out was the contribution of the Buddha from
    • the mission of Christ Jesus.
    • advancing stream of Christian evolution in the West and special
    • mention must be made of his further activity. The Buddha was no
    • Initiation are able to establish relationship not only with physical
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    • relationship between Christian Rosenkreutz and Buddha. This
    • connection with the evolution of worlds is possible only if our
    • understanding keeps abreast of that evolution.
    • is already slowly being prepared in the souls of men. The preparation
    • matters such as the one spoken of recently, namely, the mission for
    • resolute efforts to answer a question of vital importance, and unless
    • we try to carry this question to greater depths than has hitherto
    • studies of man's life between death and the new birth. The question
    • presentation of Christianity in its more advanced form?
    • of reincarnation and karma was left in the background not only in the
    • outer, exoteric presentations of Christianity but also in the more
    • esoteric expositions of past centuries. And many people who hear
    • reincarnation and karma? Why had these teachings now to be added to
    • understand this we must again consider man's relationship to the
    • to the further transformation undergone by the human being between
    • whole period between death and rebirth conditions were the same as
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    • in life on Earth and after death. 'Public Opinion' and
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    • The Education of the Child in the Light of Anthroposophy
    • in periods of seven years. Even to ordinary observation it will be
    • eludes this division into cyclic periods. It is the point of time
    • we study the cyclic periods already referred to and mentioned in my
    • Education of the Child,
    • they begin in connection with the most physical, the most external
    • inward members of his constitution. From birth until the seventh year
    • astral body, the sentient soul, and so on. The evolutionary factors
    • shall find that the cessation of growth may be compared with some
    • happening which cuts across the seven-year cycles of evolution. We
    • will therefore think about the cessation of growth which after all
    • occurs comparatively late in life, and study its implications.
    • contribution made by the forces that give the human being his form is
    • when they drive out the second teeth. That is the culmination of the
    • is no longer in action. With the seventh year the formative principle
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    • memory we grasp a tiny corner of world-creation, namely what has
    • passed over from creation into existence. From the viewpoint of sleep
    • destruction in the organism are the precondition of the life of soul.
    • certain point there is a reversal of vision. Everything that was
    • outside us in life on Earth becomes our inner world. Preparation of
    • Vision of spiritual realities gradually lost by human souls in the
    • course of evolution. Men are now beginning to be interested only in
    • what is sub-sensory, e.g. vibrations, wave lengths, the working of
    • forces. The mission of Anthroposophy is to counter the withering of
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    • the normal perception belonging to outer existence we study human
    • life in its relation to life in the rest of the Universe, we are
    • around us with the ordinary organs of perception, with the organ of
    • present faculty of perception. As soon as a person goes to sleep,
    • observation is also possible during sleep, most of what a man sees to
    • entirely hidden from ordinary observation. It is easy to understand
    • nature around us owe their existence to a certain retardation in
    • evolution. Mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom are,
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    • Spiritual investigation discloses that the super-sensible
    • contacts between death and rebirth. Rejection of spiritual ideas in
    • for the next incarnation. Individuals after death are approached by
    • characteristics of three successive incarnations. An example:
    • in the physical body on Earth. Relationship with the Buddha can be
    • had been no contact in earthly life, but this remains an exceptional
    • case. Nothing can replace the significance of our connection with the
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    • made a deep impression upon people who considered themselves
    • occasionally also heard today, because stragglers from that epoch of
    • is disclosed to spiritual investigation when the facts connected with
    • own bodily constitution, indeed of his whole destiny in the life on
    • Earth. Within certain limits the human being builds and fashions his
    • body, even the very convolutions of his brain, by means of the forces
    • super-sensible forces which man needs in order to fashion his body and
    • during physical incarnation on Earth. If, at death, we bear with us
    • relationship to that reality depends upon whether in earthly life we
    • we have made no preparation for it — this belief is utterly
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    • Spiritland after Death. These descriptions are more closely related
    • to inner conditions of the soul, whereas in the present
    • lecture-course the descriptions are of great cosmic conditions and
    • the functions of the planetary spheres. Experiences of the soul after
    • earthly life. Passage through the planetary spheres. Quotation from
    • the Mars region and the mission of Buddha (Lecture Five). At the
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    • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man
    • in connection with this lecture, students are advised to turn to
    • 1963 edition,
    • been possible to make important additions to the more general
    • descriptions contained in the books
    • question: How is the information given, for example, in the book
    • there is a description of the passage of
    • divided into a region of ‘Burning Desires’
    • (Begierdenglut), a region of ‘Flowing Susceptibility’
    • (fliessende Reizbarkeit), a region of ‘Wishes’
    • (Wunsche), a region of ‘Attraction and Repulsion’
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • various contradictions that may arise in their minds. In particular,
    • the soul can be brought up against a certain contradiction when it
    • evolution. We need only take a certain thought, and we shall find it
    • disturbingly aware of how contradictions, difficulties, must pile up
    • anthroposophical knowledge concerning man and the evolution of the
    • evolution, in order to understand the Christ Impulse, than those who
    • is specially bound up with the evolution of humanity, than it is for
    • question for persons who want to seek an understanding of Christ in
    • contradictions which have a depressing effect just when we want to
    • knowledge. This contradiction can be cleared away only when we call
    • up before our souls the whole spiritual situation of humanity at the
    • similar feeling — to enter into the psychic disposition of man at that
    • over to externals; we will draw on the old tradition as found in
    • hold of essential elements in the evolution of humanity. Let us
    • through revolutions in our ways of thinking about the external world.
    • evolution — in the souls of that period. What might be called an
    • regions. This deepening of thought is truly astonishing.
    • special attention to this triumph of human thinking at that time.
    • invest this term with any colouring drawn from religious traditions
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • have something to say in connection with our subject.
    • Gnostics pictured the manifestation of the Christ in Jesus of
    • three bodies of Jesus of Nazareth represented in their conjunction an
    • flesh on Earth. The whole relation of the Christ to the two Jesus-boys
    • Another question touched on by the Gnostics was the
    • evolution. They knew well enough that the necessary reason for the
    • conception in the flesh, but they could not quite see how to bring
    • the mother of Jesus into relation with the birth of Christ. And those
    • body, it was said that no such union had occurred and that when
    • illusion, Maya. This notion, too, gained no recognition. So we can
    • the greatest historical mystery in the Earth's evolution; but
    • help of spiritual investigation we ask ourselves a series of
    • questions and try to answer them, the course of events will become
    • have been in a position to understand Him? If as a spiritual
    • civilisation, the first of the post-Atlantean culture-epochs. There,
    • as we have often emphasised, we stand with deepest admiration before
    • clairvoyant vision, of the holy Indian Rishis of that ancient time.
    • offering of frankincense, symbolising a recognition of the Divine
    • Zarathustrian civilisation, we can say: These souls were certainly
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    • be introduced, and then I shall bring in considerations which will
    • be understood if we follow the evolution of our system back to the
    • (Rudolf Steiner Press, London.)] And on various occasions, in
    • lectures already published, attention has been drawn to the fact that
    • evolution the Old Sun period was especially important. I will not go
    • evolution something else is necessary, and we have seen how necessary
    • it is, for in relation to a certain fact the concepts and ideas which
    • Christianity, this question came up — How was the nature of
    • anthroposophical explanations. I mean the Jesus in whom lived the Ego
    • post-Atlantean epoch had already reached a high degree of evolution;
    • have already drawn your attention to the fact that in this child we
    • which had developed in a certain way through earlier incarnations. We
    • walked the Earth as man. The only question is: Did this Being, whom
    • connection with Earth-evolution? [See
    • We must remember that the Beings and Powers connected with human evolution
    • not saying that this .Being had no previous relation with Earth
    • evolution. We are saying only that he was not related to the
    • evolution of the Earth and of humanity in such a way as to have
    • for the kind of observation I have often spoken about —
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • Yesterday we spoke of how preparation was made for that
    • which had to come about for the evolution of humanity through the
    • Mystery of Golgotha. We spoke of the three permeations of a Being of
    • are manifest in the evolution of mankind. It will first be necessary
    • seen, reached a certain conclusion at the end of the Atlantean Age.
    • post-Atlantean world-pictures are indeed the reflections of the
    • all the relations and combinations which result from the interweaving
    • relationships. For the Zarathustrian world-picture this appears as
    • give only a hint of these relationships. And because in that which
    • relations between the Rulers of Time in the super-sensible, for these
    • Roman cultures, but also to all the other regions of Europe.
    • Greeks reverenced Apollo, the reflection of the Nathan Jesus-child as
    • mention many, but we need point only to Wotan with his wild host,
    • relation with the Logos.
    • civilisation. This too was an after-echo of the threefold
    • The development of the ancient Hebrew civilisation will
    • Genesis. Secrets of the Bible Story of Creation.
    • creation of man is spoken of quite differently, with the emphasis on
    • his soul. In the Greek tradition, for example, we see Prometheus
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    • they appear as shadows of the Greek philosophers in Ionia. Through
    • neighbouring regions than external history is willing to recognise. I
    • the right path of evolution — came about through the Christ
    • Impulse. When the Christ Impulse entered into the evolution of
    • that essential developments in the historical configuration of
    • Bishops, but sprang from decisions which were reached below the
    • men were aware only of these dreamlike apprehensions and could not
    • discern what was going on in the depths. I will mention only one
    • the outskirts of Rome, a decision was taken which proved to be of the
    • highest importance for the configuration of Christianity throughout
    • within the protection of the walls of Rome, but outside them. For the
    • gates. As on an earlier occasion another Sibylline oracle had guided
    • configuration of Europe, brought about by dreams and Sibylline
    • to the surface? That is the question. Where did it lay hold of souls
    • sufficiently to make an impression on their consciousness?
    • If you follow up the various expositions in my books and
    • especially in the older ones, that what I have said in connection
    • before my soul rose the admonition: “You must first read the
    • speculation, or into realms where we can very easily be borne away
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • to tell you about the Mystery of the Grail and its connections in
    • descriptions, it will bring forward all possible — or rather
    • the most impossible — objections. And I am well aware of all
    • the doubts that can be raised, the curious assertions about all sorts
    • of laws and associations of ideas and subconscious images. In spite
    • latest publications show what happens again and again when these
    • expositions are printed as lecture-courses. They are given to people
    • in the heavens, I must draw your attention to an important law, an
    • relation to the Christ, then in what the moon does physically an
    • tradition — one of those traditions of which I spoke yesterday
    • tradition, the picture of the Holy Grail must appear in the heavens
    • to a very ancient tradition, the date of the Easter festival is
    • to hold fast to the geological character of its revelations. I have
    • shown how these revelations must be looked for, and can everywhere be
    • of again yielding lawful revelations. Never willingly did the true
    • revelation of the spirit. He had vowed himself to the Jahve-god who
    • belongs to the evolution of the Earth and (as I have shown in
    • reflection from the moon. “But go no further” —
    • that was the warning given by old Hebrew tradition to the pupil —
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    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation of the
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    • Activity in Earthly Evolution
    • evolution.
    • have acquired from the ancient Saturn evolution can be met with
    • evolution arose and again passed away; it possessed characteristics,
    • prevailed within the old Saturn evolution.
    • evolution had died away, there came as you know, the Sun evolution
    • and then the Moon evolution and today we are living in the Earth
    • evolution. Three evolutionary periods have gone by. And all that
    • is no more to be found in our field of vision. We can only find the
    • characteristics of the Saturn evolution among the hidden occult
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    • The Science of Initiation and Knowledge of the Stars.
    • Initiationswissenschaft und Sternenerkenntnis. Der
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    • The Science of Initiation and Knowledge of the Stars.
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    • I want to add to what has previously been said some explanation of
    • certain deeper foundations of world-mysteries of which in modern
    • civilisation all knowledge has been lost. To realise the loss we need
    • think only of the modern conception of the planetary system: that it
    • various planetary bodies were dispersed. The speculations derived
    • to say a great deal about the material composition of the heavenly
    • Initiation-science we must again learn to realise that our planetary
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    • physical nature is only the external, the most external, revelation
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    • configuration of the spiritual worlds, is gained through knowledge,
    • shall, therefore, have to base our justifications only upon the
    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • us to know the corresponding configuration of the conditions of life
    • is good to draw attention to them — the facts which thus come
    • observed through the senses, should never be met with objections
    • obvious, we nevertheless frequently hear objections raised against
    • certain statements of spiritual science, objections based upon human
    • desires and human wishes, for instance, objections of the following
    • kind: If spiritual science gives this or that explanation concerning
    • correspond with these descriptions, I shall never adapt myself to such
    • a configuration of the spiritual world. This objection is very
    • configuration of the spiritual worlds, (for this can only be done
    • upon the foundation of real knowledge,) it is, on the other hand,
    • mentality for the evolution of present-day humanity, and particularly
    • time. To-day I wish to draw attention to a few other things, which
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    • and perceptions — with the physical world.
    • years. Here, for instance, is the world of our sense-perceptions, the
    • body mediates — that is to say, our actions. Immediately behind
    • behind this one. It is not a question of the name; we might have
    • as ‘imaginations.’ Hence we may also call it the
    • ordinary conditions, man cannot lift into consciousness his
    • imaginative perceptions — his perceptions of the elemental
    • world. Not that the imaginations are not there, or that in any given
    • moment of our sleeping or waking life we are not in relation to the
    • elemental world, receiving imaginations from it. On the contrary,
    • imaginations are perpetually ebbing and flowing in us. Though we are
    • unaware of it, we constantly receive impressions from the elemental
    • world we have sensations of colour and light, perceptions of sound,
    • so do we receive continual impressions from the elemental world,
    • giving rise to imaginations — in this case, in our etheric
    • body. Imaginations differ from ordinary thought in this respect. In
    • instrument of conscious assimilation and experience. In our
    • imaginations, on the other hand, we partake with almost the whole of
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    • evolution in so far as this evolution is dependent upon man's
    • relationship with certain spiritual powers during the earth's future.
    • We have seen how it is possible, through exact observation, to gain
    • I have often mentioned that a new stream of spirituality is now ready
    • mankind's evolution between an era of mainly intellectual development
    • investigation of external nature and the development of technology.
    • In this direction great and impressive results have been accomplished
    • western civilization the greatest intellectual achievements have been
    • It is obvious, even to an external unbiased observation, that the
    • slid down from the head to some deeper region. That human
    • from the region of the head must be obvious even to external
    • observation. This situation has come about because intelligence was
    • spirituality from higher regions of world existence now seeks entry
    • Consider how in the older civilizations mankind in general perceived
    • certain level of human evolution is not the same as attaining that
    • gain insight into that spiritual foundation of nature which external
    • nowadays provide mankind with a vast amount of popular information.
    • What they actually do is explain how sense observation, interpreted
    • observation and intellectual interpretation.
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    • materialistic world-conception can look upon death as the end of
    • Explanations have often been given in our
    • already know in connection with this subject a few things that may be
    • useful to our comprehension of the world as a whole.
    • us, here in the physical world, as an expression of his whole being.
    • take, as a foundation, his physical body which we learn to know
    • scientific dissection of what we perceive through the senses. We then
    • proceed by studying that form of organization which we designate as
    • We then ascend in our contemplation to the astral body.
    • Sun and the Moon; 12 also the evolution of the Earth
    • That form of contemplation which is, to begin with,
    • ordinary physical contemplation and ordinary science, in the form in
    • Of course, those who stand upon the foundation of
    • you know this from other descriptions contained in our spiritual
    • The descriptions that were given so far in our spiritual
    • carefully remember the descriptions of spiritual science, you will no
    • period, during the Moon existence, the foundation of the inner organs
    • contemplation. But when the human being passes through the
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    • Relationships
    • May your vibrations waft,
    • Our souls' petitioning love:
    • May your vibrations waft,
    • Our souls' petitioning love:
    • salvation of the earth, for the progress and freedom of mankind —
    • foundations. How well founded these things are, that must be spoken
    • into the fundamental conditions of existence, when he knows that
    • here on the physical plane are sometimes so strong in opposition to
    • evolution of mankind, because we can win this faith through our
    • connection with the disembodied souls who have reached an
    • perception of his surroundings, and thus he also forms concepts
    • according to a purely material perception. For this reason, it
    • to you to-day particularly about certain things in connection with
    • themselves still to be led astray by all sorts of moral conceptions,
    • the penetration of the spiritual into the physical world.
    • world-conception, which has, however, held mankind more or less in
    • about from birth until death, or let us say from conception until
    • Through the modern materialistic mode of investigation
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 1
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    • 1929 Translation
    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
    • Die Mission Einzelner Volksseelen Im Zusammenhang
    • In connection with Germanic and Scandinavian Mythology.
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — First Lecture ]
    • It affords me great satisfaction to be able to speak
    • attention to the fact that this particular course of lectures must
    • far-reaching questions of Anthroposophy, to take into consideration
    • to time take a mighty leap, make a vigorous move forward into regions
    • human thought, feeling and perception.
    • to meet our explanations with a certain amount of good-will; for were
    • without a certain degree of opposition that might now and then be
    • is called a ‘homeless man.’ This designation is a
    • is one who is able to identify himself with the great mission of
    • which, in contradistinction to individual human life, we describe as
    • the Mission of the several Folk-spirits, as that which brings, out of
    • the foundations of a people, out of the spirit of the various
    • peoples, the separate concrete contributions to the collective
    • mission of humanity.
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
    • Die Mission Einzelner Volksseelen Im Zusammenhang
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Second Lecture ]
    • their etheric or life-body, that therefore they are fashioning this
    • directly seen with external organs of perception, with physical eyes,
    • of impression, a kind of reflection of this work of the Folk-spirits
    • are very different conditions for the unfolding of the
    • say that the climate, the vegetation, or perhaps the water of a
    • vegetation, the characteristic configuration of the rocks, does not
    • materialist we are only speaking of an abstraction. To clairvoyant
    • spiritual cloudlike formation which we must designate as the etheric
    • gradually, and when they do alter, the alteration only takes place
    • of the evolution of humanity on the earth when one people leaves its
    • dwelling place and takes possession of another part of the earth.
    • their true form on earth, endeavor to follow the interpenetration of
    • the time which we designate as the period of the migrations of the
    • etheric auras is in a certain respect a fusion of what comes from the
    • ground and of what has been brought there by the migrations of the
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
    • Die Mission Einzelner Volksseelen Im Zusammenhang
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Third Lecture ]
    • reflections which are necessary for the sake of completeness and of
    • comprehension, and which will be a little more difficult than that
    • man, Beings who are working at the transformation of their etheric
    • is spun into the web of this work. In so far as the evolution of
    • these Beings so progresses that man is woven into this evolution, the
    • reflection of this Folk-spirit is expressed in human individuality
    • and passions. The ‘ I ’ broods dully in what we
    • modifications, as three parts within the astral body. It certainly is
    • the case, that these modifications, these three members of the astral
    • body, prepare the transformation of the astral body itself, of the
    • etheric body and of the physical body. But these transformations are
    • soul, the inner part of man; consists of three modifications of the
    • astral body. The three modifications must make use of certain
    • inner nature of man consists of three modifications of the astral
    • modifications of the astral body, so in those spiritual Beings whom
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 4
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
    • Die Mission Einzelner Volksseelen Im Zusammenhang
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Fourth Lecture ]
    • If we wish to arrive at the relation of the human races to one another,
    • and at the foundations from which the several peoples spring, we must
    • take into consideration that man, such as we know him, is in reality
    • other observations on the evolution of man, that formerly our earth
    • itself, before it attained its present condition, had to go through
    • three other conditions, in the course of which the three so-called
    • state. Only during the present incarnation of the earth has man
    • the three or four incarnations of our earth, through its incarnation
    • Will or Thrones, the Spirits of Wisdom, of Motion, of Form, of
    • about which makes man's present organization possible. We have
    • evolution and remain behind, in order to affect the organization of
    • his evolution.
    • the co-operation of these Beings man has come into being. We are then
    • able to say, that the chief Being who comes into consideration for
    • only those who are in normal evolution, — were chiefly to be
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 5
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
    • Die Mission Einzelner Volksseelen Im Zusammenhang
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Fifth Lecture ]
    • impartially into the facts under consideration, it will certainly be
    • as one has the smallest tendency to take an objective description of
    • Reincarnation, when properly understood. It gives us the outlook
    • comprehensive, through these ideas of karma and reincarnation.
    • and Nationality. So that what is being spoken of in this series of
    • lectures, if it be rightly understood, will bring no dissatisfaction
    • objective survey of the character of the peoples, nations and races
    • people, unless it be received with the above assumptions. The
    • reincarnation, how every nation, even the smallest, has to contribute
    • its share towards the whole evolution of humanity. That is just what
    • several influences of the missions of the peoples flow into the whole
    • their significance in the great harmony of human evolution. That,
    • civilization; and on the other hand we shall perhaps have to occupy
    • ourselves with the character of nations, which as regards time are
    • can comprehend the characters and the missions of nations.
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
    • Die Mission Einzelner Volksseelen Im Zusammenhang
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Sixth Lecture ]
    • that the mission of the earth can be fulfilled; when they have so to
    • evolution, and that the whole presentation is immediately altered if
    • one considers evolution at another period. Hence also, if you wish to
    • you must always take one course of lectures in connection with the
    • I shall here draw attention to one point, and it should
    • be taken as a sort of annotation. In the equilibrium of our earth the
    • whole co-operation of the hierarchies is such, that we must look at
    • forces does not correspond to their first direction, but the reverse
    • direction they take when they are thrown back, reflected.
    • simple, and, to make the mission of the earth comprehensible, it is
    • the reflections of the Spirits of these hierarchies in what we call
    • But if you take this into consideration, you will then
    • the indications given in the last lecture, especially at the close,
    • be called the cooperation of the abnormal and the normal Spirits of
    • in the course of the evolution of the earth, the pure activity of the
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 7
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
    • Die Mission Einzelner Volksseelen Im Zusammenhang
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Seventh Lecture ]
    • human evolution takes place through the Beings and forces of the
    • themselves go through a sort of evolution, a sort of development. In
    • our own period of evolution witness the spectacle that they are, so
    • rank, then only do we obtain a correct conception of what is actually
    • that into that distribution of humanity, which we must look upon as
    • the division into races, there has been sent, since the Atlantean
    • we want to find the period when the division into the five principal
    • foundations of these races, others were sent afterwards to those
    • in the way of the division of races, whilst Atlantis was gradually
    • post-Atlantean evolution, — then we must clearly understand
    • have to deal therefore with an earlier division and a later advance,
    • ruling class of that land and laid the foundations of the first
    • post-Atlantean civilization after their Archangel had become the
    • the Age or Archai of the post-Atlantean age of civilization. Now this
    • it the leading one in the first post-Atlantean age of civilization.
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 8
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
    • Die Mission Einzelner Volksseelen Im Zusammenhang
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Eighth Lecture ]
    • and your attention was drawn in the last Lecture to the fact that
    • understanding of those relationships is possible. There must at one
    • certain longing, a certain desire, simply to compare the religions of
    • great enthusiasm for comparative religion and comparative mythology,
    • religions of the various peoples with one another? He compares the
    • knows the facts under consideration this comparing of religions is a
    • everywhere only the mere externals are compared. The impression made
    • by such comparisons of religions on one who knows the facts is
    • uniform.’ Now if the person in question were to believe that
    • far-fetched, and yet it is the same when in comparative religion one
    • science of comparative religion, with its entirely external methods,
    • should learn to know to some extent, from the differentiation of the
    • the five successive ages of civilization in the post-Atlantean epoch.
    • These five ages of civilization were brought about by the migrations
    • migration was finished, the most mature, so to speak, the most
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 9
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Ninth Lecture ]
    • heard from former presentations given on similar themes, that the
    • Atlantean evolution existed for the purpose of gradually developing
    • and more to consciousness. In connection with this it has been said,
    • civilization were the very first who, after they had been able in old
    • first post-Atlantean age of civilization there came the feeling, that
    • that which was outside in the world was merely maya or illusion.
    • Indian civilization had to some extent gone through a rich soul
    • I must add something in parenthesis, by way of explanation.
    • The apparent contradiction will at once disappear if you
    • possibility of knowing it, man is in a totally different position
    • you are then, in the act of cognition, always really dealing with two
    • stone, makes no difference to the purely formal act of cognition. But
    • The important thing is, that in human evolution, in human development
    • of Europe developed the vision of the ‘ I ’
    • of man into relation with the other beings, the Angels and
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 10
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Tenth Lecture ]
    • foundation, a basis, to work from. For we shall deal with the nature
    • investigation describe it more minutely. We must see how in Europe
    • the whole collective spiritual life worked in co-operation, how
    • subdivisions of peoples have their special task in this great
    • post-Christian cultures of Europe that the task, the mission was
    • subjectively to such a high stage of human perfection, that he did
    • gradually developing that delicately spun speculation, logic and
    • relationship, — and this connection really exists, although
    • all we find that people, that collection of peoples, that community
    • education and instruction which was communicated directly from the
    • Initiates, the Druid Priests, the Celts did receive instruction from
    • nations.
    • part of the population. We might therefore say, that before the
    • actual Germanic Scandinavian evolution began, the mystery-education
    • could only be given to European civilization by the old Celtic
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 11
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    • The Mission of Individual Folk-Souls,
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Eleventh Lecture ]
    • matters, and it must suffice as a beginning, if only indications have
    • been given on this theme, the further discussion of which would not
    • the evolution of the earth an event occurred which we may describe as
    • made possible by the separation of the moon from the earth. These
    • the form of clouds; that was the condition when the descent of those
    • expression of souls descending out of the spiritual surroundings, out
    • in a conception implanted in the Scandinavian Germanic mythology. The
    • made the observations which he described in his Germania. No one who
    • rite, a ceremony; formerly it was a matter of observation. This
    • you will see what a significant rôle the interminglings and relationships
    • interminglings and relationships which were expressed in the mixture
    • Folk-spirits have played a great rôle. The vision of that descent has
    • Vanen you can still find one of the very oldest recollections of it.
    • Especially here in the North, in the Finnish traditions, was the
    • memory kept alive of this union of the spiritual soul-nature which
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  • Title: Lecture: A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on May 13th 1921. Authorized translation
    • permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach,
    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on May 13th 1921. Authorized translation
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    • A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future
    • Published by permission of the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach,
    • This is a time when a great deal of attention, ranging
    • from serious science to science-fiction, is being devoted to “outer space.”
    • There is speculation on various levels about visitants from other worlds.
    • distorted in expression — that the apparent isolation of man on earth is not
    • entitled “Colour” (new edition in preparation).]
    • receive new impulses into his life of soul, and we will turn our attention
    • evolution was the separation of the moon from the earth. The moon as we see
    • know what incisive changes in the whole sweep of evolution are connected with
    • this separation of the moon from the earth. We must go far back in time, before
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  • Title: Mission of Spiritual Science and of Its Building at Dornach
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    • and published with the Author's permission. It is reproduced here
    • with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung,
    • The Mission of Spiritual
    • intention to propagandise or arouse feeling either for Spiritual
    • view the consideration of certain misunderstandings, which are known to
    • ago there was a question of giving our cause a name, I thought of one
    • beings.” That would be against the express intention of those who
    • gave the name. Our science itself leads us to, the conviction that
    • intellect which relies upon sense-observation may be called
    • political economy, aesthetics, and the philosophy of religion spiritual
    • already mentioned, I did not depend in any way upon the works of the
    • into consideration. These books, in their way of looking at things,
    • if the occasion should have presented itself in the Theosophical
    • foundation of my own, independent method of research.
    • represented within that Society in consequence of an invitation from
    • erroneous conception to confuse in any way that which is living within
    • year 1913 we tried every year to give artistic expression in dramatic
    • representations at Munich to that which our investigations lead us to
    • for having a building of our own for such representations, and for the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Spiritual Communion of Mankind
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    • SPIRITUAL COMMUNIONOF MANKIND
    • occasion for comparing the Mystery upon which it is based with
    • Mysteries that were the outcome of different conditions in the
    • evolution of humanity. The Christmas Mystery — when it is
    • arose from conceptions of the spiritual world that had primarily to
    • When we turn our attention to
    • thoughts were given expression, or when we compare the Christmas
    • union between man and all that takes place in earthly life during the
    • Mysteries we must think, first of all, of that part of the evolution
    • we find that the Mysteries were institutions of men still possessed
    • dreams were expressions of reality, the men belonging to that ancient
    • mirror reality, through the very nature of the Imaginations of the
    • old clairvoyance men knew that they were the expressions — not,
    • in connection with the pictures which mirrored for them a spiritual
    • they were received as revelations.
    • colleges, so in those times there were Mysteries-institutions in
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    • penetrate to the essence of historical evolution and of the human
    • called a science on the grounds that it is only the concatenation of
    • the light which Lessing in his day tried to do in his “Education
    • of the Human Race”; as an evolution, an upward movement of the
    • development is possible in the succession of historical events. In
    • ways to reach some notion of such an evolution of human history —
    • light of this conception of repeated earth lives we shall soon come
    • to see a real significance in such an evolution of man, for each
    • shortsighted view of human history, we cannot accept the notion that
    • basic tone and quality, the whole constitution of the human soul was
    • relation to artists of earlier ages who worked within the same field.
    • reproductions of the material necessary in any History of Art and see
    • 1850's, he could not give any illustrations at all —
    • though the second edition published forty years later was illustrated
    • Grimm's descriptions in his “Life” could not give.
    • Modern reproductions make it even more possible to reach some insight
    • message from another world. This creation of form was possible to the
    • organism is formed. The whole of a Greek's general education
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  • Title: Lecture: Technology and Art: Their Bearing on Modern Culture
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    • It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
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    • by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach,
    • demanded by present conditions, and I should like now to say a little
    • direct connection with Nature by life in cities and towns. And it is
    • stages of initiation is in a position to allow the effects of modern
    • civilisation to work upon himself, he has experiences which inform
    • being than external observation can ever do. For example, anyone who
    • leading to initiation and one who has no connection whatever with it
    • far as the effects upon the constitution of man are concerned, there
    • indications, we must remind ourselves of a familiar truth of
    • certain restrictions inevitably imposed upon us by cosmic laws, the
    • towards initiation, one can notice on waking from sleep how the Ego
    • implication, either general or specific, for in speaking of such a
    • constitution.”
    • life, or to engage in a sort of hothouse cultivation of the spiritual
    • true culture of the spirit there can never be any question of such
    • into the region belonging exclusively to the astral body.
    • of the evolutionary path of mankind. It has existed, in essentials,
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
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    • Incarnations of the Peoples of Today”
    • means sufficient. Everything depends upon understanding conditions as
    • evolution.
    • earthly life. But when it is a question of coming to grips with the
    • people base their actions upon the opinions of the recognized
    • the fragmentary history that forms part of popular education. But
    • generation, in the second and third generations back, and so on
    • and so on, through the generations. He goes backwards in time,
    • to the migrations of the peoples and so forth. And so he tries to
    • happened in these earlier generations. He becomes familiar with the
    • generations, and the only idea that is really clear to him is that of
    • present to the preceding generations.
    • bodies of the present generation necessarily have been incarnated in
    • conditions? The forces which these souls bring over with them from
    • their earlier incarnations into the bodies of the present generation
    • transmitted by heredity through the generations. These forces are
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    • but theoretically it is difficult to gain a real conviction of the
    • along the path of genuine spiritual-scientific investigation can be
    • conviction of these truths by observing facts supported by life
    • been considered as a special moral failing. This special aversion may
    • Without taking into consideration the theosophical aspect it may be
    • against the feeling of compassion. Compassion does not only imply
    • experiencing his value. Compassion is a quality which is not greatly
    • was to be dissected; he fainted not through compassion, but through
    • weakness and egoism, because he could not bear that sight. Compassion
    • Compassion is a fundamental element in the soul life which we share
    • Envy and falsehood bring us in opposition to the course of the
    • mysterious laws hold sway, which easily escape our observation, and
    • know that feelings, passions, etc. should be looked for in the astral
    • into our etheric body. There it takes on the form of an opinion, of a
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    • The explanations which I gave you yesterday on the path which the
    • with our ordinary power of vision, if it only stood before us as a
    • conception of yourself if you think that you are carrying through
    • better conception of yourself, if you were to think of yourself as a
    • development. There, human bodies had a different constitution from
    • back to conditions which were normal in the Egyptian-Chaldean epoch.
    • among the Egyptian-Chaldean population.
    • Now consider carefully the following question: What does the human
    • the alternating play of life through complicated combinations of
    • cognition, and because a lifeless instrument can only be used to
    • Ego in man are not instruments of cognition, but they remain, as it
    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • based on the traditions of ancient Egyptian wisdom. Indeed, to the
    • right foundation, call themselves “Egyptian Lodges.” This
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    • our physical-sensory perception undergoes a change. Let us first
    • asleep with the summer season, for man's waking condition
    • should be compared with man's sleeping condition. If comparisons
    • whereas his waking condition would more or less correspond to
    • Earth is asleep; summer is the earth's real sleeping condition
    • waking condition. This is daytime for the Spirit of the Earth, in
    • enables us to perceive this. This vegetation, however, does not
    • life, but with a whole vegetation growing into it. What disturbs
    • the view is that at the same time we have the impression that the
    • freeze up the vegetation or spiritual plant growth which arises
    • that condition in which the earth becomes for us a Being to whom
    • organism. In the present time, occult immersion in the world
    • cannot help taking on the character of religious immersion in the
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    • conditions are bound to develop in the near future, and we saw that
    • the general course of modern civilisation will inevitably involve the
    • as this may sound, it is the modern world-conception, based on
    • time. The course of human evolution has brought it about that ever
    • prevalent in modern civilisation will again lead to experience of the
    • clear that just as other incisive events in human evolution come
    • connection with the modern outlook on life, based on natural science.
    • the middle of the fifteenth century, the disposition of men's
    • observes closely the outlook on life of the younger generation and
    • youth. The poets, especially, furnish us with repeated illustrations
    • the other hand there is today a terrible reactionary, conservative
    • element in human evolution. It is the belief in the authority of
    • increase with furious speed, and in the chaos of modern civilisation
    • And if sufficient preparation has been made, if the aims of spiritual
    • its distinguishing features is that it is not in a position to
    • conception of the world based on modern natural science. We had
    • occasion here recently to consider the scope of the various branches
    • evolution expounded under the influence of Darwin or Weismann or
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    • As I have explained on other occasions, not only is it
    • have at once a radical difference from the way of cognition to which
    • observation or on experiment. Where, to begin with, is this
    • question of practical life, a man will defer to books — or
    • accepts without question, maintaining even with a certain pride: it
    • acquired and experienced quite apart from any relation to what
    • The path of knowledge which leads to a recognition of
    • man when knowledge is in this way brought into immediate connection
    • continuation or extension of the knowledge that prevails to-day;
    • generation. Do not think I want to criticise this method of
    • of civilisation, somewhat heavily cancelled out! Present-day
    • assumption that things are either “true” or “untrue”,
    • basing our conclusion on the facts of experience. Once we have come
    • relation to the scientific findings of our lime as regards their
    • truth and falsehood with other relations of life, we find a
    • to a conclusion between truth and untruth in the realm of science we
    • seek rather to keep our personality out of the decision. If yesterday
    • the implication is, we have arrived at a conclusion, but in doing so
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    • Human Relations in the Age of the Spiritual Soul.
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    • into which we ourselves in our present incarnation have been born and
    • of civilisation — the Graeco-Roman epoch — was built up
    • culture and work and that cultivation of the consciousness soul is
    • our present task. What does the cultivation of the consciousness soul
    • order that the consciousness soul may be brought to expression,
    • All the conditions and circumstances of life proclaim this truth; on
    • conditions in a particular incarnation he either possessed an
    • civilisation, could be won at a stroke. In virtue of their respective
    • necessitate special conditions. And there is a resemblance between
    • our actual connection with plants and human connections in the fourth
    • feeling-and-heart connection was well adapted to that age, but a very
    • different network of feelings and sensations spans the world of
    • today. In the fourth post-Atlantean epoch human relationships and
    • relationships, belongs to the fifth post-Atlantean epoch; and modern
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    • Ancient Yoga and Modern Initiation. The translator is
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    • [Abridged from The Human Soul in Relation to World Evolution, published by Anthroposophic Press, 1984.]
    • attention to the fact that in ancient times man possessed a faculty of
    • known later as the Ancient Indian civilization. Many people nowadays are
    • to the realization that, in order to penetrate in to super-sensible worlds,
    • On previous occasions I have mentioned that, from the masses of human beings
    • spoken about this path on other occasions.
    • this path. In those remote ages of mankind's evolution, human consciousness
    • our imagination. It was different in the remote past for then, as we know,
    • weather, were dream-creations woven into nature by fantasy. This was by no
    • direction and this has nothing whatever to do with the river. In general,
    • direction. Just as a swimmer today feels himself carried along by the
    • civilization.In ordinary life breathing functions unconsciously. We
    • nerve-sense system, the result was an inner experience of their function
    • thinking, which he had hardly felt as a function of the head at all, streamed
    • the physical world he quite rightly does not pay attention to his thinking
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    • to draw a distinction between the festivals of Christmas and of Easter in
    • a particular constellation of the stars, a constellation of the stars
    • their connection with the sun-forces — when the Sunday comes that
    • constellations in the heavens.
    • these were laid down at a time when traditions of wisdom were still
    • current among mankind, traditions that originated from ancient atavistic
    • knowledge that present-day science can offer. And such traditions were a
    • means for bringing to expression man's connection with the worlds beyond
    • evolution [of] mankind.
    • whose significance lies, not merely within the course of earth-evolution,
    • earthly conditions; it is a time that can be ascertained only when man
    • forces of earth-evolution pure and simple. For through knowledge of that
    • which is beyond the earth, man is to become free of the evolution of the
    • Christ Impulse, to become free of earthly conditions.
    • period of earthly evolution have become more and more veiled and hidden
    • in the evolution of the Christ Impulse within the whole history of mankind.
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • Course on Farming this condition will most certainly be fulfilled at
    • intimate Union with Agriculture, was prevalent in all that we were
    • able to do in this direction. And I would say, forces were there
    • with our intentions for these days. For my part, these thanks are
    • more open question, though we will do our utmost, in the discussions
    • up, in all directions, with the widest spheres of life. Indeed there
    • see at once what the connection is between this introduction and our
    • intentions, in the economic undertakings which grew out of the
    • they were unable to realise in all directions what lay in their
    • original intentions, if only for the reason that the opposing forces
    • plane of discussion. What was the real, practical point? I will
    • one first possesses as a foundation a practical acquaintance with the
    • means to grow mangolds, potatoes and corn! Without this foundation
    • not by all manner of theoretic considerations.
    • foundations. They look at a beetroot as a beetroot. No doubt it has
    • the magnet-needle itself for the cause of the peculiar position it
    • direction of the magnet-needle if you know how it is related to the
    • depends on countless conditions, not even only of the Earth as a
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • recognise the conditions on which the prosperity of Agriculture
    • depends. Thereafter we shall draw the practical conclusions, which
    • can only be realised in the immediate application and are only
    • individuality. Every farm should approximate to this condition. This
    • as possible. Whatever you need for agricultural production, you
    • aspect, the question may justifiably arise: Is it not a matter of
    • development of the vegetation that covers the soil. But present-day
    • ideas can give no real information as to the exact relationships,
    • Earth which is the foundation of all Agriculture.
    • elements, at most, inasmuch as there is formation of humus, or manure
    • purposes of illustration). We gain a right idea of these facts if we
    • circulation which work up into the head. Beneath it there are other
    • growth of plants, works not directly — not by direct radiation
    • direct radiation from the Cosmos is stored up beneath the Earth's
    • surface and works back from thence. Now these relationships determine
    • how the earthly soil, according to its constitution, works upon the
    • depends above all on the composition of the sandy portion of the
    • first place as to the geological foundation out of which it arises.
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • we must enter a little more precisely into the question: How do these
    • important questions in agriculture is that of the significance of
    • nitrogen — its influence in all farm-production. This is
    • generally recognised; nevertheless the question, what is the essence
    • of nitrogen's activity, has fallen into great confusion nowadays.
    • which it finds expression. They do not penetrate to the relationships
    • the functions and significance of nitrogen herself in Nature's
    • carbon. (The application of these matters to plant-life will
    • still assign an aristocratic value to one modification of carbon,
    • carbon — in the various modifications in which it occurs. They
    • building up the plant-body out of its peculiar conditions. Then the
    • configuration of the animal body — carbon is everywhere the
    • substantiality. Wherever we find it in full action and inner
    • pictures — the sublime cosmic Imaginations, out of which all
    • in firm configuration.
    • finds there its physical expression. More accurately speaking,
    • Earth-evolution carbon alone was deposited or precipitated. Only at a
    • the merely mineral and rigid limestone-formation which the Earth
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • tended more and more to the investigation of minute, restricted spheres.
    • too they deal with narrow spheres of activity, or rather, with conclusions
    • which they feel able to draw from the investigation of narrow and restricted
    • to the great cosmic relationships. This is most necessary nowadays.
    • ago in the science of human nutrition, for example. The Statements were
    • were brought forward, one could not make objection to the proofs. It
    • science. And yet, to-day no man of science believes in this proposition.
    • way scientific investigation are often erroneous — in relation
    • connections. For in these larger relationships of life, Spiritual Science
    • Agriculture, and notably when we come to the question of manuring.
    • 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
    • the important question in the metabolic process is not the proportion
    • The true formula is thus: “Breathing, or reception of substances
    • Passage through the organism — Excretion in the widest sense.”
    • even in the most essential questions. Yet somehow we must come to terms
    • force themselves on its attention.
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • The preparation I indicated
    • a kind of continuation of growth within the earth. There is a vegetative
    • I even showed how we can imagine the transition from a thrown-up hillock
    • into the great connections of Nature has been lost — as indeed
    • how it is continued into the excretion-products of life in the manure.
    • as I said in yesterday's discussion, must not come in in a turbulent
    • and revolutionary spirit, interfering with all that our time has achieved
    • of the materialistic world conception. Meanwhile, in all the different
    • with that which can flow from our own, living conception of the Universe.
    • the due preparation of manure and liquid manure — much has already
    • discussion. I will only say this to begin with: The idea that in farming
    • creatures the virtue of preparing the right conditions and relationships
    • excretion-products as manure. We must regard the minute living entities
    • such conditions in the dung-substance itself. But there can be no great
    • from the water which merely trickles through the earth, no further vitalisation
    • such a condition that it is able to organise and vitalise the solid
    • those inspirations which we are able to give to agriculture out of spiritual
    • science. This quickening, this stimulation, can be given to any mass
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • gained into plant-growth, and into animal Formations too. Aphoristically
    • where you do not want it is a weed” — a definition which
    • The simple question is, how can we rid a certain field or area of what
    • will naturally grow there through the prevailing conditions of Nature,
    • only answer this question by taking into account what we have dealt
    • daughter-plant after the mother-plant and so on in succession. While
    • pay the penalty for their ignorance. Indeed, in many regions of the
    • through the mediation of the earth. They have had to pay the penalty
    • in widespread regions of civilisation. (It may be of no concern to you,
    • Not only the soil of the Earth was exhausted — the traditions too
    • hand. So it has come about: far and wide, the vine plantations
    • in a single year and culminates in seed-formation. From the seed a new
    • — into the sequence of generations.
    • it, thus enhancing the growth process to the point of reproduction.
    • is at work as in reproduction. Only in growth it does not go so far
    • reproduction is an enhanced growth-process.
    • assistance, to produce the enhanced growth process of reproduction.
    • may be enhanced into the force of reproduction.
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • facts and conditions. We shall do this to-day, and pass on to-morrow
    • to the more practical hints and applications.
    • the Universal being — all things are in mutual interaction; the
    • the fields. Only these coarse interactions are traced. But in addition
    • to these coarse interactions, finer ones, too, are constantly taking
    • take these finer interactions into account. Otherwise we shall make
    • these more intimate relationships of Nature when we are dealing with
    • are affected by the, owing to the modern conditions of life, of certain
    • is different; otherwise we shall never understand the function of fruit
    • question will at once arise: Is this “plant” which grows
    • is simply that the root is invisible to crude external observation.
    • be. No such thing need exist in reality, but this illustration will
    • is actually bulged out; it has grown outward into the airy regions.
    • function is to separate the plants that grow upon it — stem, blossom
    • plantations — even if only in the blossoming stage — and
    • have a further indication of the inner relationship between the root-nature
    • too, in every plant the same relationship to the insect world emerges,
    • all. This relation to the insect-world expands into a relation to the
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • in the discussions, according to your needs. As far as possible in the
    • short time, I want to add a few more explanations to complete what I
    • like. They, most of all, are subject to individualisation — to
    • little insight there is nowadays in this most important question: the
    • by however many detailed instructions for feeding. But I am convinced
    • the development of true insight on the fundamental question: What is
    • already told you, the significance of nutrition for the animal, and
    • more or less. True, they conceive all kinds of transformations in the
    • a relatively large proportion of what is contained therein.
    • combustion-process in the Body. (The materialists are fond of making
    • such distinctions also). On this distinction they found all manner of
    • should we expect it to be otherwise? They talk of combustion-processes
    • inside the body. In reality there is not a single combustion-process
    • in the body. The combination of any substance with oxygen inside
    • the body has quite another significance than that of a combustion-process.
    • Combustion is a process in mineral or lifeless Nature. Quite apart from
    • of quartz, what is commonly called combustion in the body is not the
    • dead combustion-process which takes place in the outer world, but is
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    • A lecture delivered in Cologne, on March 17th 1905. Authorized translation
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    • popular form in the stream of civilization that came from
    • plants and animals, etc. Man is a fusion of everything
    • division of the Divine Spirit and its return in man. Man
    • brought into the world the lower desires and passions; the
    • expressed in the savage passions of the animal was brought
    • into the world by man. The original condition of the world
    • pure, passionless creation which came in all its purity
    • lower within himself. That was Katharsis, the purification
    • of desire and passion; and this corresponds with the
    • first part is the Revelation or Gospel, when the Message of
    • into a condition of consciousness in which he developed
    • higher kinds of perception.
    • and the Divine Division, he then experienced in the soul
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    • Published by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung,
    • mind that in regard to the formation of the head, the human
    • man's connection with the whole environing world.
    • is man's most external connection with the universe out of which
    • develop a consciousness in this direction, it would be able
    • and touch an external object. Every perception of the Ego,
    • gradual process of man's formation from outside
    • but we are still outside. Then the imitation of the
    • form part of him. There are many erroneous conceptions in
    • expressions which do not exist in ordinary speech and
    • longer have a real connection with the human being; we must
    • real connection with his environment, in which he
    • that is the next stage of perfection. And finally, Twelve:
    • secondary nature. Man's primary occupations are:
    • human occupations upon the earth.
    • be reproduced.] might be made, as an illustration
    • the influence of the constellations; that is to say, an
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    • Published by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung,
    • lectures given here for some time it has been my task to draw attention to
    • into all that these souls bring to expression in earthly life. I have pointed
    • life. Today, because I want to call your attention to a particular kind of
    • worked on in broad streams which flow even into the feelings and perceptions
    • that the Order of the Templars was founded in connection with the Crusades.
    • but will look at it from a spiritual point of view and turn our attention to
    • and existence, these souls were, in a sense, to forget their connection with
    • of the whole human being in union with the Mystery of
    • being is brought into connection with the divine and spiritual. But something
    • way a life that is lived mystically is also in connection with the life going
    • further in its evolution. Through this experience of the Templars, the
    • Through this intense inward penetration into the Mystery of Golgotha, they
    • had gained the power actually to attain Christian initiation by means of the
    • historical event. Christian initiation may be attained in the manner
    • addition to the immensely powerful influence that it possessed spiritually
    • through a kind of initiation with the evil principle of gold, Philippe le Bel
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    • by the Lecturer. Published by kind permission of the
    • The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner
    • by the Lecturer. Published by kind permission of the
    • Translation by permission of Marie Steiner and in
    • regards the results of scientific investigation to begin where
    • possessed by a few people, but it takes as its foundation forces
    • also transcend those which we gain through ordinary education,
    • also in ordinary science is given up to external observation and
    • follows, as it were, the thread of external observation. We direct
    • perceptions transmitted by the senses. The observation of the
    • and more the support given by external observation. Observation has
    • every single condition leading to different manifestations can be
    • This intensification of the forces of thinking must of course be
    • unconsciously, without the application of our will.
    • expression, — “mathematizing,” the activity of
    • shows us how to transcend any illusionary or suggestive element, we
    • the whole life of our soul, with all our power of concentration. Our
    • attention is turned away from everything else, and for a certain
    • confront a sense-perception, for it can be envisaged at any moment
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    • by the Lecturer. Published by kind permission of the
    • poignant depiction of self-love can be especially helpful. This love
    • Results of Spiritual Investigation
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    • Lecturer. Published by kind permission of the Rudolf
    • SPIRITUAL INVESTIGATION:Meeting the Guardian of the Threshold
    • SPIRITUAL INVESTIGATION:Meeting the Guardian of the Threshold
    • great significance in every realm of human endeavor and investigation
    • here, the realm of spiritual science, of spiritual investigation. In
    • investigation of truth. One has to do with errors that must be not
    • against them. It is not possible in relation to this realm to speak
    • through which activity of the soul, through which confusion of the
    • investigation.
    • super-sensible world first needs a healthy organ of perception, just
    • as healthy sense organs are needed for outer sense observation. The
    • second thing one needs, in addition to the organ of perception, is a
    • clearly oversee and judge the observations. Even in ordinary sense
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    • Here, Rudolf Steiner indicates the magnitude of the questions
    • at stake and suggests that a mechanisation of the spirit,
    • vegetation of the soul, and animalisation of the body will
    • take place unless humanity is able to find a new relationship
    • on July 11th, 1919. Authorized translation from the German
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    • Reorganization of the Social Organism.
    • questions at stake and suggests that a mechanisation of the spirit,
    • vegetation of the soul, and animalisation of the body will
    • take place unless humanity is able to find a new relationship
    • on July 11th, 1919. Authorized translation from the German
    • of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind permission of
    • Reorganization of the Social Organism.
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    • And the Evolution of Mankind
    • Observations
    • whatever function it has within his soul. And
    • people's present-day aspirations for knowledge, which are none the
    • regions one does not need to go to in order to reach the
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    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
    • on December 31st, 1915. Authorized translation from the German
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
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    • MEDITATIONS ON THE NEW
    • I desire to bring before your souls to-day for further meditation,
    • Every year at this season we pass from one division of
    • time regard as a childish superstition; we realise it as a true and
    • regions during the course of the year, but we shall endeavour to
    • evoke in our souls the conception that the whole Earth has
    • direct our attention to all that springs forth and sprouts on Earth,
    • districts only, because it changes with different regions of the
    • into consideration. To simplify our subject, we say: In the daytime
    • mineral-consciousness, two streams of evolution — progress
    • of the unfolding of the rational or intellectual-soul, which was
    • evolution when that body was the main element of
    • We can therefore say: Our condition at one time on
    • Initiation,’ we are preparing ourselves for that new cosmic New
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    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
    • on January 1st, 1916. Authorized translation from the German
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
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    • “MEDITATIONS ON THE NEW
    • is made known to us in the course of human evolution, through
    • recognise the duties here mentioned, if he does not, in his own way,
    • keep an open view in many directions. We have again and again
    • feeble powers we should ever be in a position to do much of what has
    • insight into those forces which in the evolution of time have a
    • evolution of to-day. We need only carry those very thoughts which
    • We have seen how at a certain moment of evolution, a
    • no way tends to a lack of appreciation, or want of understanding of
    • authority. People live to-day entirely under the impression that they
    • the sanction of outside powers. They desire a warrant for this or
    • bequeathed like a hereditary sickness’ and accept conclusions
    • without weighing how those conclusions were reached; for they
    • If information on any subject be desired, people go to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • evolution man has progressed from an instinctive and unconscious to a
    • conscious life, to a full and free understanding of his mission, so,
    • easy today to see the necessity for this unification of men all
    • point of ennobling their national egoisms sufficiently to enable a
    • values they individually create. One nation tries to outdo the other
    • Earth economy in contrast to the separate national economies which
    • opposition of the national economies to an Earth economy that has
    • When it is a question of one nation
    • observation of a man's gestures and movements enables us to
    • this transmission of inner force, of inner being, to arise between
    • peoples and nations? It cannot inhere merely in speech or language or
    • when we want to speak intelligibly of a nation or people as an
    • external life, which justifies us in speaking of a nation or a people
    • sense-perception of him; but for sense-perception a nation
    • recognise a nation as a reality we must rise to the
    • nation or a people as a real being — of a super-sensible order,
    • — if I may use a somewhat crude expression — pervades and
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • Bibliographical Survey, 1961, of the Complete Edition of
    • to time who are able to see in direct vision what has been
    • the event of Mystery of Golgotha on evolution are always
    • through contemplation of this Event, the seer beholds the
    • connection between life and death, his eyes of spirit were
    • for his was like a remembrance of an earlier incarnation. The
    • Initiation conferred upon him as it were through Grace,
    • in earlier incarnations; there was a kind of consolidation of
    • intuitions and insights that had been his in a previous life.
    • experience is like a repetition of the happening at Damascus,
    • Christ Jesus and rejected their proclamation, received in
    • higher vision the direct proof that Christ lives, that He is
    • whole process of the evolution of humanity. Those whose eyes
    • revelation that came to him as ‘unique’ and he maintains
    • Gods who through untold millions of years have moulded and
    • and perceptions are so pregnant with meaning that they are well
    • — the sublime vision of the Christ Being.
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    • The Inner/Esoteric Aspects of the Social Question
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    • anthroposophic strivings would be a conviction of this necessity in
    • evolution may have this or that appearance, the essential nature of
    • events which escape the ordinary human powers of perception still
    • by mentioning one such phenomenon which almost escapes notice among
    • observe quite a different expression on the faces of new-born babies.
    • seven to ten years wear a melancholy expression. It is as if
    • within them from before conception and birth that which gives their
    • faces this melancholy expression. Hidden though it often be behind
    • entering the physical world through conception and birth, and the
    • decisive in many respects. In a certain sense, its function is to
    • that stamps the peculiar expression of melancholy on the faces of
    • perception. But other events of to-day are speaking to us loudly and
    • clearly and can strike everyone who, though without spiritual vision,
    • doing? Had they any conception of the far-reaching consequences of
    • he made his most important decisions, he said: I must have lost my
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    • The Gulf Between a Causal Explanation of Nature
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    • contribution
    • a translation by F. Hough. The German text is contained in
    • The most significant question
    • super-sensible cognition by means of Imagination, Inspiration and
    • Intuition. Each soul must ask himself this significant question,
    • complete lack of bias, the conception of the moral, ethical life that
    • is possible today, with the interpretation of life that stems with
    • good reason from a natural scientific world conception. What is more,
    • in our day the question of morality is of the greatest urgency
    • social question.
    • necessity, in their causal connections. This results in a world
    • outlook which must necessarily extend these causal connections to
    • science, we take it as a foregone conclusion that we apply that same
    • cognition that we are accustomed to use when considering natural
    • uniform explanation of the world, simply out of a desire for
    • of freedom to be an illusion, and will extend the area of natural
    • hypothetical world conception the nature of the beginning and the end
    • of the earth. He takes those laws and interconnections produced
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    • contained in Volume No. 130 of the Complete Centenary Edition of
    • Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz
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    • contained in Volume No. 130 of the Complete Centenary Edition of
    • Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz
    • domain and help us to understand the mission of Spiritual Science in
    • of the great truth of reincarnation, of repeated earthly lives, and we must
    • realise that this repetition has its own good purpose in the Earth's
    • evolution. To the question, ‘Why do we
    • reborn on the Earth. In incarnations immediately following the
    • I need only briefly mention
    • man, was gradually lost, mainly as a result of the conditions
    • indicate the characteristic trend of human evolution in each of these
    • post-Atlantean epochs of civilisation — including the fifth,
    • compassionate, kindly deeds and feelings of antipathy by malicious
    • actions. Nobody living at the present time can have the faintest
    • conception of the intensity of these feelings.
    • actions, in the seventh epoch the natural outcome of such
    • between taking pleasure in a moral action and the doing of it.
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    • NERVOUS CONDITIONS IN
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    • by George Adams (1929) with some emendations.
    • declaration. These conditions manifest themselves in life in various
    • when they are called upon to make some decision, they never know what
    • they shall do in the given situation. This latter nervousness can
    • Many another condition might be mentioned. Who does not know of these
    • public affairs in this direction. This very phrase was recently
    • who come into high and responsible positions have studied in the way
    • examination, he will set to work and ‘cram’ for it during
    • connection — no inner interest of the soul in the cramming, or
    • prevailing opinion of the pupils often is: ‘If only I could
    • because of the very slight connection which then exists between the
    • Ego is brought into connection with the fact, with the deed I
    • nervous conditions. Life itself in such a case will prove that the
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    • The Position of
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    • respects, shaken old, traditional beliefs, and although many people
    • an inclination towards it. But it is correct to say that, in one
    • can itself bring forward to serve as an effective foundation for its
    • characterise the position of Anthroposophy among the sciences, and to
    • Anthroposophy, in laying its foundations, is as conscientious as any
    • have to inflict upon you somewhat remote discussions — things
    • Anthroposophy such a very questionable foundation is a complete
    • introduction.
    • The position
    • of mathematics among the sciences has already been mentioned. Kant's
    • knowledge — real cognition — as there is
    • accustomed to speak of three-dimensional space; we picture it so
    • constituted that its three dimensions, as they are called, stand at
    • led Kant to call space an a priori intuition (eine
    • Anschauung a priori), a mode of intuition given to man prior to
    • mental perception (Anschauung), of space from out of
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    • report unrevised by the lecturer. Published by permission of the
    • of artistic creation. I hope, however, that to-day's considerations
    • will show that this interlude is really a contribution which will
    • Various circumstances (which I need not mention here) led finally to
    • should now like to speak of the considerations
    • other of the traditional styles — Antique, Renaissance or
    • contradicted the whole intention and innermost character of the
    • anthroposophical conception of the world. This conception is not an
    • expression of cosmic laws in a sum of ideas. It intends to be
    • shell for what would be done within it as an expression of the
    • perceived in super-sensible worlds, so must one be in a position to
    • or that and then simply giving them external expression in symbolic
    • world-views are given external representation: symbols or allegories
    • that the anthroposophical conception of the world rejects such
    • symbolic or allegorical negations of art
    • but in genuinely artistic creations.
    • seen. Everything that has been given artistic expression was born
    • from artistic perception, came to birth in the moulding of forms, in
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    • glance towards modern Western civilisation, he might perhaps say to
    • all that you feel, is saturated with fear and its reverberations in
    • civilisation.”
    • this quite clear. I mean a sage of the ancient Eastern civilisation would
    • same standard of education, the same mood of soul, as those of his
    • country civilisation was founded on a quite different basis. He would
    • life. Whenever we were concerned to promulgate a world-conception and
    • let action and social life spring from it, the main thing was joy
    • factors and impulses of modern civilisation. And if we knew how to
    • an echo of the ancient civilisation still persists in Asia, even though
    • civilisation is in decline, and when the ancient oriental sage
    • the Asiatic culture, the penetration of this primeval element of joy
    • when that word resounded which found its most radical expression in
    • Greek civilisation set in. The old eastern world-picture,
    • ancient oriental civilisation was founded under a different influence
    • different from those of Western civilisation. In the ancient East,
    • oriental wisdom, and in the world-conception that owed its origin to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • within man a kind of centre of destruction. I showed how as long as
    • memories of the impressions made upon us by the world, but that this
    • is as far as we can go. We receive our impressions from the world; we
    • reflects in quite another way. It reflects the sense-impressions we
    • — at some later moment — causes this or that impression
    • described as a kind of centre and heart of destruction meets our gaze.
    • evil in the life and actions of men.
    • science we speak of the conservation of matter, the indestructibility
    • of matter. But in this centre of destruction it really happens that
    • in the direction of egoism, we pour moral and ethical ideals into the
    • centre of destruction. Then, in this very centre of destruction, the
    • will one day suffer dissolution, and of how out of all manner of
    • intermediate states of transformation the Jupiter existence will
    • Jupiter existence will contain nothing but the new creation that is
    • being formed to-day in man within this centre of destruction. It is
    • look into our deepest selves, we are gazing upon a region where matter is
    • instinctive vision. And then they looked upon a world where egohood
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • living teaching of the Risen Christ: resurrection. Today it lies in the
    • resurrection of thinking: how dead thoughts can be awakened to life in
    • In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works,
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    • evolution of humanity is preserved in ancient records mostly
    • studied, a distinction has always been made between exoteric
    • undergone the necessary inner preparation. And so in the case of
    • distinction must also be made between exoteric and esoteric
    • the communion between the Risen Christ — the Christ Who has
    • references to this. What the Gospels say of this communion
    • between Christ after His Resurrection and His disciples does
    • import to earthly evolution came to pass through the
    • Resurrection; but unless the step is taken into the realm of
    • indications.
    • conviction: Christ had passed through death and in His life now,
    • after death, is united with earthly evolution. We must reflect
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    • At the height of the scholastic age two directions can be
    • considered everything else an illusion; quite the contrary was
    • quite clearly. In earlier days I explained the conceptions of Realism, by
    • we gain a conception of the lamb and a conception of the wolf. But
    • when someone says that ideas and conceptions are nothing at all, and
    • conception: — What matters, is the form in which the
    • Also the medieval scholastic Realists were of this opinion. They said
    • argued that ideas and conceptions — that is, forms taken up by
    • called these abstractions a reality, because they were the result of
    • earlier conceptions, far more concrete and essential.
    • traditionally, as its real ideas and conceptions, living in the
    • was very thin indeed. When the age of abstraction or of
    • let us say, of a Thomas Aquinas, has not found a continuation in the more
    • modern world conception, for man no longer considers ideas and
    • an answer by placing the question somewhat differently. For instance,
    • continued. In a modern world conception, everything consists of
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • Also known as, The Relation of Man to his Folk Soul,
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    • soul-spiritual vision of those who have dedicated themselves to
    • great impulses, the great manifestations of forces which pervade the
    • increase, as it were, the tension of our feelings, then the forces
    • things. We should be able to face above all the following question:
    • we must look ahead with special attention, times which will break in
    • not to envisage the question: What has spiritual knowledge —
    • the modern culture and civilisation of Europe. We should at least
    • possible to see that they are forces aiming at the destruction, at
    • repetition upon a higher stage, of what once existed upon Atlantis.
    • post Atlantean epoch of culture is a kind of repetition of
    • realise that a long time will have to go by in the evolution of the
    • grasped in connection with the Mystery of Golgotha throughout
    • worked, as a living, driving force in the evolution of mankind. The
    • from the heart of the French nation and vanquished the English forces
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    • of Initiation.
    • initiation, which will then supply to us a kind of foundation for
    • for a definite region of the earth. Thus, certain standpoints of
    • civilisation, and other standpoints would be valid — let us say
    • We feel that they are the motives of our actions, and that we allow
    • moral intuitions, and that when we begin to gain possession of these
    • ethical ideas, they are the foundation of our human freedom. On the
    • already know from the explanations which have recently been given
    • here, that in past times man's soul-constitution was essentially
    • really forms a deep incision in the whole evolution of humanity. And
    • only if we understand what has really arisen in the evolution
    • rise of Christianity — not to mention Jewish history — is
    • preparation for Christianity. This whole extent of pagan
    • evolution, this truth which I have just explained to you, is
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    • Social Impulses for the Healing of Modern Civilization.
    • Social Questions and their Spiritual Background.
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    • talk to you about various things in connection with our
    • present civilisation, which are necessary to right
    • understanding and action in the world to-day. It is not very
    • within our civilisation, and that it contains within itself
    • of decline within our civilisation, we have then to seek out
    • we survey our present civilisation, we shall see that there
    • experienced in the course of man's evolution — all
    • beyond our own immediate civilisation—beyond what has
    • whole course of man's evolution, we may observe that earlier
    • ages had a groundwork for their civilisation, a groundwork
    • civilisations — especially the heathen civilisations
    • conception the Greeks still possessed of worlds beyond the
    • civilisations and a spiritual world to which they were no
    • strangers. In all their daily transactions, these men of old
    • were conscious of forming part of a creation not exhausted
    • forces. And thus, in the heathen civilisations especially, we
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    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation of the Artistic
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    • issues from the secrets of Initiation. We have frequently
    • and again from Initiation. This shows how Art brings
    • spiritual life into the physical. Initiation opens out to man
    • into the physical forms wherein it finds expression.
    • connection of the facts to which we are here referring,
    • the last few centuries of evolution have in reality eclipsed
    • here expressed. Nowadays, if it be a question of studying how
    • imagination. Dante, they say, was filled with
    • artistic imagination. They are content to leave it at that.
    • Needless to say, I shall not deny that artistic imagination
    • this connection between Dante and a man who was initiated
    • according to the conditions of his time, which we, in the
    • absolutely living in that time: the recognition that the path
    • By way of introduction, let me bring home to you with an
    • Analysis of Sensations,
    • dealing with the connections
    • chance combination of two mirrors in a
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  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • form is an expression of the course of his entire life.
    • recognise that the special moulding, the special formation of
    • limb-organisation, extending it — naturally to cover
    • formation beyond death of the future human head. At the same
    • time, however, the human form points to man's connection with
    • certainly say that the particular formation of his head is a
    • metamorphosis of his previous limb-formation. But the fact of
    • his having any such formation of the head as the one he
    • he set foot on the Earth. In essentials, the head-formation
    • is an outcome of the Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions; whereas
    • Vulcan evolutions. It is only the breast-man, embracing all
    • fashioned on Earth, will be further organised physically,
    • will go through reorganisation, during the embodiments of
    • one. Hence we can study the formation of the human head while
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    • in this way of the Spirit and its progressive manifestation
    • particular manifestations of life here and there, we can
    • expression in the Transitory and then vanishes again,
    • look at the lights that are intended to be invitations into
    • goods, while inventions out of keeping with Christmas trees
    • experiences restored to us by our anthroposophical conception
    • become aware at certain times of the connection with the
    • Nevertheless deep contemplation of these symbols could be a
    • means of developing the perceptions, experiences and
    • convictions of which we ourselves can be aware concerning the
    • resurrection of mankind, the birth of the Spirit of
    • indeed a connection between the earlier conceptions of the
    • conceptions of the birth of truly spiritual ideas and ways of
    • in the cradle of our hearts; there is indeed a connection.
    • the regions of Middle Europe might have had before the
    • introduction of Christianity at the time of the year when our
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    • of special interest in the study of human evolution; for an
    • entered human evolution through all that is connected with the name
    • connect Buddhism, among other things, with the idea of reincarnation.
    • realisation that the whole mood of Buddhism is to undervalue
    • Liberation from rebirth — this is the innermost nerve of
    • reincarnation being of course an already recognised truth — is
    • reincarnation is not really essential to the understanding of
    • culture we find that Lessing had a magnificent conception of the idea
    • of reincarnation and yet was quite uninfluenced by Buddhistic
    • The Education of the Human Race
    • concludes with a confession of belief in repeated earthly
    • the idea of reincarnation neither from ancient tradition, nor from
    • Buddhism, for the idea of reincarnation arises of necessity from an
    • unprejudiced observation of life in the sense of Spiritual Science.
    • Buddhism we must turn our gaze in quite another direction. Here I
    • must again remind you of the law of human evolution which we
    • considered in connection with the great Zarathustra.
    • the whole constitution of man's soul has passed through different
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    • never doubted that the Social Question is one of the problems that is
    • the evolution of human history, of the sinister or incipiently
    • included under the “Social Question.” It must, however,
    • intellectualistic study. No matter whether the social question is
    • the purely intellectualistic nature of the different conceptions is
    • there were one generality — “Man.” No attention is
    • beings. And this is why our whole conception of the social question
    • observation becomes most clearly evident when we turn to a special
    • these injunctions and regulations about hygiene? And the answer is,
    • that when the conclusions reached by medical or physiological science
    • “profession,” the inner nature of which he is not able to
    • unquestioning acceptance of everything related to the care of
    • democratic principles as are possible in modern conditions to a
    • about the necessity for proper air, light, nourishment, sanitation,
    • and so forth, but the regulations laid down in regard to these things
    • superstitions of devils and demons passing in and out of human beings
    • in the form of disease, nor to support the modern superstitions that
    • spiritualistic superstitions of earlier times, or with the
    • superstitions of
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    • in recent lectures how certain functions or activities of the human
    • not yet fully adapted to the earthly gravitation, the earthly
    • conditions of equilibrium. We see the child slowly and gradually
    • adapt himself to these earthly conditions as he learns to stand
    • and walk. Thus the adaptation of the body to the position of
    • when, after his birth, he gradually finds his way into the conditions
    • pre-earthly life, balance and equilibrium signify the relation
    • Beings of the Hierarchies — a relation manifold and
    • neither in the conditions of equilibrium of his spiritual
    • existence, nor is he yet in the conditions of equilibrium of his
    • essentially adapted to earthly conditions. In the first place it is
    • an expression of our earthly thoughts. These earthly thoughts contain
    • earthly information and earthly knowledge; and to all this our
    • the spiritual in-breathing or inspiration (which we observe to
    • thinking is gradually adapted to the earthly conditions. In
    • civilisation. By speech, human beings come together here on
    • indeed our speech is the earthly reflection of our life in the Logos,
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    • Education of Man
    • A lecture delivered during the Course on Education,
    • fourteen lectures on Education will shortly be published in book form
    • — as a continuous education of the human race, as a process
    • evolution there has existed some kind of Initiation Science, analogous,
    • in its own way, to the Initiation Science outlined in my book
    • What I have there described is the Initiation Science of the present
    • To this Initiation Science
    • the course of human evolution is revealed in a threefold light. We
    • everlasting impulse entered into human evolution; and so too, there
    • can arise in our vision a third epoch, an epoch in which we stand
    • to-day and which, by a new Initiation Science, we have to bring to a
    • will, feeling and by his earthly education, each of these three
    • because the human race has passed through different conditions of
    • abstractions, since the inception of the theory — invalid
    • has enabled to gaze with unbiased vision into the reality of life,
    • realise that the constitution of the human soul in the first epoch of
    • evolution was not by any means the same as in the epoch crowned by
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    • civilization began to rise to the surface at the turn of the 18th and
    • then they calculated the results of these collisions. At that time,
    • penetrate into the world's mechanism. This is where our civilization
    • now observe the connections that existed before the present age of
    • deeply submerged in the electric wave of civilization necessarily
    • different aspect to the imaginative vision than that of the other
    • power of vision, you will realize that electricity in Nature is not
    • the least suspicion. They imagine the atom as something electric, and
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  • Title: Lecture: The Problem of Jesus and Christ in Earlier Times
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    • sustained as-is and without qualification. Even if all the writings
    • from generation to generation. This must be what occurred at that
    • imagine to ourselves that, based on the broad foundation, so to
    • entirely new and fresh forces. We may say without hesitation that, as
    • human evolution approached the Mystery of Golgotha, we can see a
    • very time when the Christ united with earthly evolution, humankind
    • revelation, made known through the Mystery of Golgotha; in the
    • Mysteries, the Christ had already been mentioned as the “coming
    • of historical evolution, we are concerned with a historical
    • concerned with the Christ. How should we conceive the union of these
    • creation of the earth; he belongs to the spiritual world; he entered
    • earthly evolution through the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this way,
    • the coming one, who was not yet united with earthly evolution. He
    • the spiritual evolution of humanity, something was nurtured as a kind
    • of preparation for Christ's coming. He said, on the other hand,
    • preparation — humankind first needed to become acquainted with
    • through Moses and the prophets as a “preparation.” Then,
    • as the second turning point, or “preparation” (and this
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • the Dimensions of Space.
    • a necessary foundation for many other perceptions which we need — a
    • foundation on which we shall afterwards have to build in our more intimate
    • considerations.
    • Men have always received into their language designations,
    • consciousness, that something does exist to draw man's attention to the
    • those who try to grapple with such questions philosophically, shall we
    • say, the search for this relationship gives rise to the greatest
    • its three dimensions gives to him, in forming his ideas about things
    • well-known spiritualistic aberrations. These aberrations are in reality
    • is unspatial, into relation with the
    • sense-perception can influence the non-spatial, the soul-and-spirit.
    • recent times, it is true, men have sought refuge in the conception,
    • parallelism.’ It really amounts to a confession that we can say
    • nothing of the relation of the physical and bodily to the
    • he moves his legs, he changes his position in external space. This is
    • another. We gain no notion of how they work on one another. And so it
    • is invariably, when men try to form a conception of the existence of
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  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
    • could weigh like a nightmare on the world-conception based on spiritual
    • into opposition to the well-founded results of the investigations carried
    • out by natural science — investigations which in the course of
    • science were compelled to take a stand in opposition to a branch of
    • though the great questions about which we shall have to speak still
    • relationship in which spiritual science must stand to geology —
    • and to answer the question, how much from the point of view of
    • base of our considerations here — has geology to say about the
    • question concerning the origin, the gradual emergence and evolution,
    • answer this question we must first think briefly of the way in which the
    • conclusions concerning the way in which our planet may have
    • time. We know, if, for instance during railway-construction or work
    • in stone quarries or mining-operations, any breaking-up of the ground
    • regard to their rock formations or other contents, that these layers
    • surface-layer, too, we discover very manifold variations when we
    • investigate the ground as to the nature of its rock-formations and
    • still see today how rivers carry accumulations of shifting rocky
    • imagine another covering it which, on examination, proves to be
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • Be sure to read the German version of this lecture:
    • Philosophisch-Anthroposophischer Verlag, Dornach. English translation
    • published by permission of H. Collison, with rights reserved.]
    • a definite direction. When we turn our attention to the life of the
    • mutual relationship and interplay between them. Let us suppose
    • that we can say that our will does not function outwardly at all. We
    • we are apparently absorbed in contemplation, in pure thought, a
    • our will-activity, so that in this connection we may say: in the life
    • if we limit our observation to the affairs of everyday life we shall
    • there; it takes certain presuppositions for granted. Thinking
    • is for the most part reflection. Even when we think ahead, as it
    • in ordinary life there is some indication that this is the case, and so
    • it is also in the great universe. And in this connection we must say:
    • before birth, before conception. Fundamentally speaking, the faculty
    • child, very little connection with the power of thought. To an unprejudiced
    • observation this is obvious. Watch the sprawling movements of a child during
    • gradually develop from the time of conception and birth lie the
    • of conception. The life of the will is therein contained.
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  • Title: Vortrage: Denken, Fühlen, Wollen - Das Muspilhgedicht
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    • Konzeption und seit der Geburt, da liegt zunächst der Wille, und
    • und nicht von der Illusion ausgehen, Sie könnten dieses riesige
    • wenn man, wie gesagt, sich dieser Illusion nicht hingibt, sondern
    • Und die Imagination, die bezieht sich auf die Gegenwart. In bezug auf
    • die Gegenwart hat der Mensch immer Imaginationen.
    • höchstens als Inspiration in Ihnen. Die Inspiration bezieht sich
    • Denken:Imagination:Inspiration:
    • Intuition
    • Imaginationen drinnen, und man brauchte nur unbefangen das Leben mit
    • Gegenwart umfassen wir mit Imaginationen.
    • unsere Hauptesorganisation als Menschen nehmen und die andere
    • Organisation, die daran hängt, so ist es in der Tat so: Wir
    • Kopforganisation ins Auge fassen, wie wir aus unserem übrigen
    • Ihnen gesagt: Die Imagination kommt uns in bezug auf die Gegenwart
    • von selbst. Wenn wir die Imagination künstlich ausbilden, so
    • schauen wir in die Vergangenheit hinein. Wenn wir die Inspiration
    • einem höheren Grade. Und die Intuition faßt alle drei
    • zusammen. Und der Intuition sind wir eigentlich fortwährend
    • Intuition. Nur ist der Mensch in dieser gegenwärtigen
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 1: Introductory Lecture
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    • 'Inner Realities of Evolution.'
    • Evolution in the Aspect of Realities,
    • Die Evolution vom Gesichtspunkkte des Wahrhaftigen.
    • EVOLUTION IN THE ASPECT OF REALITIES
    • separating for the summer, preparations were begun for the gathering
    • at Munich, which generally begins with a dramatic representation
    • representations. Some time ago we began by having one such dramatic
    • representation before a course of lectures at Munich, last year two,
    • beginning in this direction. For this should not be regarded as
    • the necessary strength. We always connect these representations with
    • of own section but also many friends of our movement, who come to the
    • remarkable in the Munich representations that Theosophy does not try
    • devotion and growing comprehension shewn by those of our theosophists
    • the year 1909 we had one representation, that last year we had two,
    • prepare three representations. If you go into the matter itself you
    • Probation that occult perception may very well be turned to
    • account in artistic representation in the same way as the external
    • observation of life. I might say a great deal if I were to speak
    • position to carry out the idea of a building in Munich it must be
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • 'Inner Realities of Evolution.'
    • Evolution in the Aspect of Realities,
    • Die Evolution vom Gesichtspunkkte des Wahrhaftigen.
    • suffice if we did not pre-suppose the evolution of our whole cosmic
    • system, which we describe as the incorporation of our planet itself,
    • have had to start from these fundamental conceptions will know how
    • necessary they are for all occult observations of human evolution. If
    • Science about Saturn, Sun and Moon evolution, to that of the
    • necessary for us to describe evolution from yet another
    • taken place in the course of the world's evolution is in a sense to
    • natural that just as the ordinary vision contemplating anything on
    • in time, belonging to the Earth or the Moon evolutions can be more
    • such primeval subjects for discussion at the present day? In the
    • old Saturn-existence. And in order that we may form a conception of
    • have often drawn your attention to the fact that in the German
    • psychology of the 19th century the following expression has come into
    • mentioned with great respect. This school was well known for the
    • expression. This teaching insisted, without taking an independent
    • soul-being into consideration, that all the qualities of the soul are
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • 'Inner Realities of Evolution.'
    • Evolution in the Aspect of Realities,
    • Die Evolution vom Gesichtspunkkte des Wahrhaftigen.
    • early condition of our evolution before our own Earth came into
    • conditions of the evolution of our world. I have already called
    • attention to the fact that the description in my Occult
    • description given there is in no respect incorrect, but it is very
    • deeply immersed in Maya and Illusion; and we must first work our way
    • through the illusion in order to penetrate further into the truth of
    • ‘space,’ that also is merely a pictorial description;
    • sensation of passing through warmer and colder conditions; so
    • time of Saturn, receives the impression of being in spaceless ebb and
    • flow of heat. That is only the outer veil of the Saturn condition.
    • without, as it were, which appear as ‘heat.’ Conditions
    • of heat are the external expression — speaking in a general
    • sense — the external physical expression of sacrifice, and
    • expression of what lies behind it. Conditions of heat are the
    • ‘Cosmic beat is the manifestation of Cosmic sacrifice, or
    • called attention to the fact that ‘brought to birth’ is a
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • Evolution in the Aspect of Realities,
    • Die Evolution vom Gesichtspunkkte des Wahrhaftigen.
    • lectures an endeavour was made to call attention to the fact that
    • necessary to turn back to the very early ages of our evolution, we
    • conditions underlying matter. For it is obvious that the concepts by
    • conceptions. As we have seen, the spiritual conditions to which we
    • to appeal to certain conditions in our soul-life, conditions by no
    • conditions of heat and fire must be sought very far away from what we
    • as the essence of all conditions of heat: a sacrifice made by very
    • possessed its starting point in the world-evolution, appears to
    • us — although in maya or illusion — in all external
    • conditions of heat or fire. In the last lecture we also recognised
    • bestowal,’ the devotional pouring forth by spiritual Beings of
    • reality mere illusion, nothing but maya; and only when we progress
    • conception of fire and heat; for in fact fire, heat and light bear
    • the same relation to the real world as does the reflected image of a
    • presents merely an illusion in relation to the man, so in this sense,
    • fire, heat and air are illusions; and the realities behind these bear
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • Evolution in the Aspect of Realities,
    • Die Evolution vom Gesichtspunkkte des Wahrhaftigen.
    • expression of sacrifice. In what meets us as air and at any rate, to
    • have learnt to perceive in water what might be called resignation. It
    • may just be mentioned here, that in earlier conceptions of the world
    • word with very little application to spiritual things, on one
    • occasion (as some here present are aware) a letter was addressed to a
    • spiritualist union at Munich, and so little did the postman know what
    • wish to study that significant transition in the evolution of
    • “renunciation.” This, as we have seen, consisted
    • substance of their will in sacrifice which through the renunciation
    • conception that this substance was compelled to remain with the
    • establish a particular connection with still higher Beings, which
    • Cain through the rejection of his sacrifice.
    • ourselves to the height necessary for the comprehension of what is
    • now under consideration, we must clearly realise that in speaking of
    • the regions referred to, both conceptions and ideas slip into use
    • ‘wrong-doing’ as coming into being by the rejection of
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    • 'Inner Realities of Evolution.'
    • Evolution in the Aspect of Realities,
    • Die Evolution vom Gesichtspunkkte des Wahrhaftigen.
    • that we call Maya or the great illusion, there is the Spiritual. Let
    • the nearest external phenomena away from our field of vision and
    • renunciation, in fact, to those virtues with which we can only become
    • behind the world of illusion, we must admit that in this world of
    • these observations further, another idea is necessary. That is the
    • following. Does all that we have in this world of Maya or illusion
    • this world of sense, the world of our external comprehension which to
    • substantiality of the water and the configuration of its force. So
    • indifference, we may very well put the question:--Is there in the
    • wide realms of our Maya or illusion, anything that is real? In this
    • satisfaction only in the advance of that world of ideas which we have
    • attention was already drawn in ancient Greece, which in its reality
    • who has devoted a little reflection and thought to the whole sequence
    • satisfaction.
    • ‘wondering’ is our perception of the quality of an outer
    • perception goes, considers himself in no wise related. That however
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • It is a matter of deep satisfaction to me,
    • of our intentions and of the will to come closer and closer
    • the light of the present situation, woeful as it is, it seems
    • the answer to this question must be a negative one. For more
    • events now taking place are the opposite of our own intentions,
    • which have come to expression in this very building.
    • full consideration to the events now raging all over the
    • impression, they will feel more or the less the way one does
    • almost routine answer I gave to questions asked over and over
    • century. The question, you may remember, was:
    • “According to the statistics, the world population is
    • earth lives? The increase in population is rapid. How can one
    • world population is increasing; but we have to take a longer
    • justice to the question. And I would always go on to say that
    • discover to their horror that the population can also
    • that is gnawing away at the evolution of humanity.
    • order to indicate what was going to happen in human evolution
    • develop notions and ideas of the world of the spirit. This is
    • nations, would be achieved so much better if they did away
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • summon up an age of wars and devastation did not hold true to
    • labouring under numerous illusions that have their origin in
    • in the past as they will be in the future evolution of
    • intellectual and moral development in human evolution.
    • conclusion. Haeckel, too, has commented to this effect in his
    • human evolution is beginning to puzzle people. They say to
    • the rational mind, has made tremendous advances. This is what
    • human evolution. No one asks that they should be tackled at
    • human actions, because elements which are separate and
    • distinct in man and relate to quite different regions of the
    • up. People do not make the distinction in modern science. How
    • different regions and spheres of the universe. Our physical
    • evolution on earth. The etheric body has gone through three
    • come in during Earth evolution; it is young and belongs to an
    • body. It has reached a great level of perfection because the
    • occasion here in Dornach I suggested that the human being is
    • principles on which their whole organization is based. The
    • principle to which it relates. It clearly has to function
    • principles, whereas the gods have made excellent provision
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • My intention is to give a series of
    • accepted beliefs. The world holds opinions that not only
    • difference between those truths and common opinion was
    • opinion and those who hold it react to these truths; nor do
    • believe they have long since outgrown the illusions and
    • superstitions of the past, yet in some respects they are
    • entirely given up to illusion. There is a growing tendency to
    • live in illusion concerning some important and essential
    • extent that these illusions become powers that rule the
    • world, nations and, indeed, the whole earth. It is important
    • you of one common illusion which exists today and is closely
    • growing tendency to form utterly wrong opinions about what in
    • illusion that their kingdom should be very much of this
    • never reach perfection. Yet people who think
    • materialistically have the illusion that perfection can be
    • other illusions, and particularly and characteristically the
    • socialist illusion of the present age.
    • illusions come in all shades of meaning; they are coloured by
    • life, the same for everybody, and so on. Their vision of the
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • The question
    • this question, first of all considering why from now on
    • be made known to human beings under certain conditions. They
    • have a specific function in the whole universe and especially
    • also in human evolution. There are many different kinds of
    • these entities in the other region.
    • whose function in the great scheme of things is connected
    • drives, with their passions, had known that destructive
    • The question
    • growing numbers of impulses came into human evolution which
    • our present civilization. Try and go back in your mind to
    • fly. All this has come to realization in a relatively short
    • human evolution in recent times. Think of the destructive
    • without the participation of spiritual entities. This is not
    • the case, however. The development of human civilization
    • involves the participation of elemental spirits, even if
    • the spirit of invention is active, elemental spirits are
    • providing the inspiration.
    • spirits who have given impulses to our civilization from the
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • The spiritual constitution is such today
    • which really have to be given for the further evolution of
    • often stressed that human evolution has to be taken
    • relationship to the world around us.
    • they would then think. This created an intimate relationship
    • The nature of the human constitution was totally different in
    • the fourth postAtlantean period, and perceptions were
    • evolution of the present earth, distinction must be made
    • between major epochs, a general description of which is given in
    • mentioned this on a number of occasions — we are
    • today. You find an excellent description of the breaking up,
    • brush-strokes he presents the outer conformation of the earth
    • properties of minerals, rocks and the different formations to
    • conclusion that the earth is decaying and crumbling away.
    • earth. They are on the downward curve of evolution and have
    • Evolution does, however, go in waves and it is possible to
    • Roman civilization, was a kind of recapitulation of what
    • humanity was on the downward curve of evolution. It was a
    • in ancient Greece. The total human constitution of the
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality
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    • being and how human beings are part of historical evolution.
    • difference on a number of occasions. In my book due to be
    • published shortly, and which I mentioned yesterday,
    • head — what is the relationship between the two? To get
    • us; there is a living relationship. I can demonstrate this to
    • are not in the habit of making the distinction, and anyway
    • you do not pay attention to this particular moment of getting
    • people do not make the distinction, but it can be made in the
    • at the beginning of earth evolution. So you see, if you
    • would only get up on reflection, against your nature, out of
    • therefore Ahriman. As I said, the distinction is not made in
    • the rest of the body. The construction of the human head is
    • arose during Moon evolution, though the head has, in fact,
    • come down through Saturn, Sun and Moon evolution. Humans
    • had during Moon evolution.
    • human evolution on earth. The rest of the body was meant to
    • airy principle — is a manifestation of the higher
    • luciferic seduction entered into the whole process of
    • evolution. The outcome was that this whole, more elemental,
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • been imitated to give the impression that those are real
    • biographers and historians who, according to current opinion,
    • descriptions which are given — for a time. But when you
    • nevertheless leave me with this impression. I have enormous
    • with the education, the intellectual content, of our present
    • descriptions given of historical figures like Luther may be
    • outside world, Luther emphasized that the relationship with
    • before Luther's inner eye. His visions of the devil do not
    • excuses for his visions of the devil by saying that he did
    • This is the concrete situation as regards the spiritual
    • the conversion of matter. Anything written about this at a
    • speak of the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the
    • transubstantiation from the process of physical conversion of
    • matter. So what did the sacrament of the transubstantiation
    • post-Atlantean age. He clung to the spiritual connection
    • — we know it quite apart from the impression he makes
    • and give their impressions — these will not give us the
    • questions arise for people in the present-day state of
    • consciousness, questions which may well touch us deeply. Why
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • Abstraction and Reality
    • time we must come to realize the distinction between abstract
    • incontrovertible, as free from contradictions as we can make
    • it. But the world is full of contradictions, and if we really
    • literally inclined to think in abstractions. This takes them
    • the application of this to reality itself. Please, consider
    • The situation
    • contradictions. Reality itself comes to realization in
    • the connection between the inner life of people who lived in
    • which comes a little later. It is always the situation that
    • then in human actions. And we can see how abstract thinking
    • peculiar situation with regard to reality. People no longer
    • situation and you will find this everywhere.
    • has been considering the question as to whether it is possible
    • to have an opinion regarding the length of time for which this
    • war will continue. It is a vital question, I think you will
    • agree, but it is a question which needs to be decided by
    • conclusion reached by people who say the war must continue
    • philosopher therefore applied his ideology to the question,
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • following further preparation.
    • processes in that world which have come to outer expression
    • came to a certain conclusion for the world of the spirit by
    • above all of their inner constitution. The battle thus took
    • place in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s and came to a conclusion
    • its evolution — the fight between Michael and the
    • of evolution. We may characterize it by saying that every
    • something into world evolution, but they are always overcome.
    • regard to certain powers of perception. Before this, these
    • perception and of will — became the personal property
    • these ahrimanic powers from 1879 onwards, personal ambitions
    • and inclinations to interpret the world in materialistic
    • personal inclinations since then, to understand that they
    • century and of our own time are not inclined to pay attention
    • go back to very early times in evolution, you would find a
    • mentioned, these battles have recurred over and over again,
    • life-forms which the medical profession now calls bacilli.
    • evolution. The Moon was once part of the Earth; it was cast
    • threatens human beings from this direction. This is the
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • developmental factors which evolution has given except for
    • the necessary conditions for life.
    • inclined to face the realities of evolution, though the
    • three years have brought those ideals to realization. People
    • been in preparation for some time in the spiritual world. I
    • abstractions over and over again and to say something as
    • Society you are in a position to hear of these things and to
    • question and so confused. You have to bring to this the best
    • friends, know of the spiritual situation I have described and
    • than ever, people are much given up to illusion. Just
    • is amazing how effective modern communications are and how
    • say on the subject. But we only need to take a cool, rational
    • — I am merely giving an illustration — that the
    • and many others whose works went through numerous editions.
    • The work in question was Dreizehnlinden by Wilhelm Weber,
    • the sources of many things that live in their emotions, inner
    • processes of evolution do know, however, how impulses and
    • emotions are produced. This was the case with a book
    • principle comes to expression in different ways in individual
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • period of civilization which will make special demands in
    • these considerations that human soul nature will essentially
    • reality, evolution is never as consistent as those who
    • present the modern scientific theories of evolution would
    • confusion than completely wrong ideas. They assume simple
    • linear evolution from incomplete life-forms all the way to
    • evolution of humanity and also of the world outside the human
    • situation is reversed again: the more spiritual line goes
    • considerations are concerned, and the depth of the human soul
    • consideration to two aspects which will be extraordinarily
    • heights of the spirit into the realm of human evolution, and
    • specifically into the evolution of the human intellect and
    • seek above all to take possession of our heads, of anything
    • secret, hidden soul development is given due attention. As I
    • conscious attention; they would far rather it stayed down
    • things. If it is not given attention, those ahrimanic powers
    • to face the danger soon to come in the evolution of
    • civilization, and stand guard in our most holy, inner human
    • Educational
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    • preceding lectures, the occasion when certain spirits of
    • realm of human evolution. They are now among us and the
    • prepared to recognize the relationship which exists between
    • which are part of historical evolution. They will have to
    • concepts and definitions when considering the world and not
    • on direct observation of reality. One always has the feeling
    • one hierarchy or another? Those are the questions we ask, and
    • we believe that having got the definitions we have also
    • extreme example of the inadequacy of definitions is the
    • definition which was given in a school in Greece: A human
    • definition.
    • definitions of this kind are generally accepted, and many of
    • our scientific definitions are therefore more or less in
    • definitions in anthroposophy, however. Perception will be
    • poor if we base ourselves on abstract definitions. Yes, it is
    • who have the task of guiding human evolution make use of such
    • the ‘luciferic temptation’ of old held major
    • significance for human evolution. It did, of course, arise
    • symbolically described in the expulsion from Paradise. In
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    • theme, as this will provide a background for the evaluation
    • place in the spiritual regions of the world between the early
    • which occur repeatedly in world and human evolution and are
    • question must arise as to the actual nature of the battle
    • which raged in the spiritual regions between the 1840s and
    • in which a reflection of the battle was cast on human
    • regions. I have often drawn attention to the great
    • turning-point in the evolution of modern cultural spheres
    • in a downward direction and gradually caused materialistic
    • events in spiritual regions were reflected here on earth, two
    • that anyone who studies the evolution of humanity and has an
    • conception, acumen and critical faculties for the adherents
    • inventions, to criticism and to brilliant definitions, is
    • who wanted to describe human evolution would have reason to
    • mirror-reflection develop in human souls of the aims certain
    • get possession of an ancient inheritance of humanity. This
    • tribes, nations and races, uniting those who belonged
    • a feeling for missions which went a very long way back in the
    • world, missions designed to make the blood bonds —
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    • world by considering their reflection or mirror-image in the
    • on, I want to draw your attention to something of great
    • the transition from the fourth to the fifth post-Atlantean
    • period of civilization came in about 1413, that is in the
    • this in such a way, however, that the relationship between
    • relationship is entirely unconnected with the physical world.
    • relationship, on blood bonds. Both the Archangels and the
    • — will take possession more of the blood, and the
    • century marked a specific period in earth evolution and in
    • the corresponding evolution of the spiritual world. We can
    • attraction for the regular Archangels who were seeking to
    • make the transition from the blood to the nervous system.
    • eleventh centuries we find the earth's power of attraction
    • their centres of civilization to make the whole earth their
    • own. Events like these must be seen in conjunction with
    • earth held the greatest power of attraction for the
    • then began to train the Angels to take possession of the
    • transition to the nervous system. By the early 1840s the
    • consider its most material physical reflection, it took place
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    • and Redemption
    • civilization is really understood today from the spiritual-scientific
    • man, to which all religions refer. The religions speak of this fall
    • more detail today — is an expression of something that once
    • occurred in the course of human evolution: man's becoming independent
    • consciousness soul appeared in human evolution in the first half of
    • evolution depicted in myths and history is a kind of preparation for
    • preparation for the fact that earthly humanity is meant to acquire a
    • decision-making ability that is independent of the divine spiritual
    • powers. And so the religions point to a cosmic-earthly event that
    • just this kind of human decision making. As I said, we do not want to
    • speak in more detail about this now, but the religions did see the
    • being has placed himself in a certain opposition to his guiding
    • speaking in Old Testament terms. If we look at this interpretation,
    • in his evolution, man no longer felt that divine spiritual powers
    • oneself that the intellect, arising in human evolution since the
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    • Man's Fall and Redemption
    • limitations of our knowledge of Nature, really arises from the view
    • above earthly contemplation. I said that when people speak to-day of
    • interpretation of how man was cast down into sin; this was felt in
    • modern humanity cannot reach the goal of the evolution of the earth,
    • civilisation of the present time changes, there is no hope of
    • attaining mankind's goal in the evolution of the earth. To-day it is
    • consciousness of our civilisation. It is necessary to contemplate
    • civilisation.
    • consciousness of our civilisation arose, on the one hand, from a
    • particular conception of the thinking human being, and, on the other
    • hand, from a particular conception of the willing human being. To-day
    • believe that this conception of the thinking human being, of man who
    • observes Nature and thinks, is an unprejudiced conception. All kinds of
    • things are mentioned that science is unprejudiced, and so on. But
    • scientific investigations (according to which other people then
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  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • in Cologne, 7th May, 1912, and published by permission of the
    • writings on religion in support of what I am referring to here, but I
    • shall mention only this well-known and very significant passage in
    • physical human kingdom, everything that makes an impression upon the
    • King James VersionSt Mark, IV, 1–9).
    • through death as a force by which courage and consolation can be
    • relationship with the outside world.
    • alternation of sleeping and waking in man, many will think of the
    • rhythmic alternation in the growth and withering of plants in
    • condition of budding, sprouting life. It is then spring and summer
    • condition is brought to its close and, during the course of the day,
    • desolation resembling that of Nature during winter, when the Earth's
    • connected with the plants sink into a kind of sleeping condition
    • planetary body. Admittedly, it might be said in connection with the
    • because conditions are different in each hemisphere. But the rhythmic
    • alternation. A certain comparison is possible here with what
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  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • It was originally translated by Gerald Karnow, with revisions by
    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the
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    • the distinction between his written works and reports of lectures that
    • were given as oral communications and were not originally intended for
    • small circles, this general presupposition of the spiritual content
    • theosophy, but if we begin with unbiased observations of reality and
    • have, the power of strong suggestion.
    • contemplation, which is to concern itself with the spirit that finds
    • its expression, its physiognomy, as it were, in the realm confronting
    • such a contemplation a person may feel himself in a rather difficult
    • position, if the natural scientific concepts of the nineteenth
    • difficult position if he has worked through to what should be said
    • previously plants were able to be considered only in relation to
    • their crude parts and organs, now attention was directed to how
    • microscopic formations — the plant cells. No wonder such a
    • relation to the plant world! It is entirely natural that the person
    • formations, these building blocks, the secret of the nature of plants
    • although it could be said that his excessively fantastic elaboration
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    • be clothed in this question: “How did it happen, in
    • necessity.’ We must turn our attention to those events
    • important transformations that have taken place in the new
    • sense, an echo or aftermath of earlier transformations. I
    • things of a certain event in earthly evolution — an
    • significant cosmic transgression — if we may call it so
    • connection of which with the evolution of humanity differs
    • in Saint Martin was supplanted, we must not put the question
    • expression?”
    • transformation, at the end of the 18th century, the
    • expression of the prevailing Zeitgeist of the turn
    • limitation was the essential characteristic of 18th century
    • middle-class limitations. His was in a sense a heavenly
    • considerable distance. When the Revolution broke out, he was
    • afraid his telegraphic communications might appear
    • a Commissary of Public Education in France at the end of the
    • 1780's. Leaving Paris when the Revolution broke out, he was
    • elected very soon after as a member of the National Assembly;
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    • in World-evolution was more and more exterminated, I tried to
    • into direct connection with this super-sensible world,
    • Mystery-revelations are fundamentally based on error or
    • sense, the whole of the evolution of the 19th century —
    • influence of this rejection of all things super-sensible.
    • introduce some kind of connection between the human soul and
    • more into things utterly contrary to the wholesome evolution
    • of the last three civilisation-epochs which the human race
    • devotion to the Mystery of Golgotha. The mere narration that
    • prejudice that Revelation was only possible at the beginning
    • of our era. Revelation continues. Christ Jesus is always
    • evolution, namely this: That which is done in a given year,
    • or of deed takes a whole human generation — 33 years
    • historic evolution for 66 years more. Thus the intensity of
    • be recognised in its working through three generations, that
    • conceptions.
    • movable; determined by the positions of the Sun and Moon.
    • century. I myself have often been present at discussions,
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    • world-conception is indeed connected with the Mysteries of
    • and in the must varied regions of the Earth, we find
    • patently at hand in every case; the inner connections are not
    • was not pursued with the abstract calculations of to-day, but
    • behold the secret of the constellations, It was, especially,
    • observe the Moon establishing its various positions through
    • the constellations of the Zodiac. They knew that when the
    • Moon was shining from the region of the Pleiades, or from
    • were shining from some other region of the sky. Likewise the
    • other planets in their several constellations were brought
    • the starry constellations. Throughout the ever-changing
    • association of the fixed stars with the several planets, they
    • saw the expression, as it were, of a language which he who
    • himself up with devotion to the language of the stars, he
    • birth as on a Question, in those ancient times; and the old
    • was intended as an answer to this question. What the stars
    • were speaking through their constellations, — they did
    • regarded the starry constellations as a Question, and human
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    • Foundations of Anthroposophy,
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    • The explanations
    • the acquisition of real super-sensible knowledge entails above
    • of man's sentient and volitional being during sleep and the
    • acquisition of conscious super-sensible knowledge outside the
    • by this separation man's inner world becomes his outer world, and
    • in that case? During sleep, man's sentient and volitional being
    • the body of formative forces, and then this sentient-volitional
    • retrospection the whole woof of thought appears outside man's
    • consciousness. (Self-observation can easily convince us that
    • sleeping condition. Consciousness arises when we dive down into
    • use this paradoxical expression) soul-spiritual sense organs, the
    • perception), thus acquires plastic form and enters in connection
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • actions, has its ultimate root in the depths of the human soul.
    • out of the soul-spiritual depths of our being a conception of
    • matters that in the wide sphere of modern civilization (for it is
    • not a question of single, limited spheres) we should once more
    • knowledge and impressions resulting from the natural-scientific
    • world conception that has reached such a great development in the
    • natural-scientific world conception achieved the greatest
    • is man's moral, or religious, world conception. If we observe
    • human evolution to a certain extent, we must say that the further
    • we go back into the evolution of humanity the more we find that
    • to know, from a moral, a religious, world conception. When he
    • divine spiritual guidance and direction continued within him, and
    • human being did not really possess a conception of Nature as
    • activity of divine spiritual powers, whose sphere of action
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    • FOUNDATIONS OF
    • concerning the human being and his relation to the universe. The
    • for they embrace every question dealing with science and life and
    • perception and which lie beyond the sphere of ordinary
    • appeal to us most of all. For in order to gain a foundation and a
    • firm standpoint in life, we must first obtain a conception of our
    • mysteries of the world's evolution are connected with man's own
    • cannot be denied that in connection with a knowledge of man and
    • ordinary sense perception and by the understanding which is based
    • and as an introduction let me mention a few striking conceptions
    • influence, the influence of an unquestionably psychic essence
    • scratch. But the patient was under the delusion that this prick
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  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • Nevertheless a deeper insight into present conditions should not
    • customs and traditions, without considering the difficult,
    • of tradition, things which people have been accustomed to do for
    • that to keep up such old traditions and customs in almost …
    • Christianization of our whole life, in which it does not suffice
    • advanced today. And we can already perceive that the region, the
    • European region which has for many centuries been the stage of
    • human civilization cannot remain so in future. We perceive that
    • mechanical-naturalistic foundation. This spiritual life is only
    • illusion – apart from the fact of it being expressed more
    • illusion that confronts man, as Maya.
    • know the characteristics of the life conceptions of the East,
    • must experience that this conception of Maya was not originally
    • into a development of the Oriental civilization stretching over
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    • Resurrection. It appears in the original German in Lebendiges
    • also known as: The Widening of Man's Perception.
    • Intellect into Sin, the Spiritual Resurrection.
    • The Widening of Man's Perception.
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    • envisage, to begin with, his physical organization and his
    • etheric or vital body revealed to spiritual investigation; and
    • then we speak of the astral body and of the Ego organization. But
    • place in the universe. We are able to grasp man's position in the
    • relation to the universe. We can do this in the following way, by
    • certain impressions from outside. How matters really stand in
    • impressions coming from outside.
    • Man's position on
    • earth easily enables us to see that the chief direction which
    • perceptions can approximately be described as
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • ITS CONNECTION WITH THE MYSTERY OF GOLGOTHA
    • showed the fundamental difference between man's whole conception
    • something which we may designate as the connection with the
    • his ordinary consciousness any conception of his own self. He
    • cannot look into his own self. It is, of course, an illusion to
    • a knowledge of the inner constitution of the human organism by
    • the corpse. This is an illusion, a deception. Here, between birth
    • and death, man only has a conception of the external world. But
    • of what kind is this conception? It is one which we have
    • frequently characterized as the conception of illusion (Schein),
    • semblance, as an illusion. This semblance may be taken into our
    • us when looking out into the world, it is an illusion which
    • illusion during our existence from birth to death, if we were
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  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • On many occasions
    • evolution is the one in which intellectual life predominates. The
    • age, as the Graeco-Roman age, was a preparation for the present
    • Fifteenth Century man's whole relation to the world of the
    • a certain inclination towards the intellectual life which existed
    • historical description — it is possible to recognize, even
    • Greek gained what we now call an intellectual world conception,
    • this gave him pleasure, or at least a sense of satisfaction, and
    • full measure inner joy and satisfaction derived from the life of
    • though later on a somewhat cooler form of discussion set in, we
    • for example, the intellectualistic world conception still
    • essential transformation. Scientific knowledge, for example, is
    • living only as a kind of chemical combination of lifeless
    • substances. The idea of spontaneous generation from lifeless
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    • The Sun Mystery ... Death, Resurrection.
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    • do not wish to admit this torn and devastated condition, it
    • nevertheless exists in the spiritual regions of the human soul
    • just now, we must draw attention to all the spiritual powers that
    • over a special task in cosmic life, in the whole evolution of the
    • ordinary understanding; but when it is a question of grasping in
    • must do this through spiritual vision (Anschauung).
    • with the intentions of the divine-spiritual powers with whom man
    • soul. (You will find all these things mentioned in my
    • Jupiter and Venus phases of evolution: The aim of the Ahrimanic
    • powers who supported him at the beginning of his evolution.
    • disposition, which must lead him beyond the earth.
    • of Kali-Yuga. Thus it had an intimation of a new age. This new
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • hearts with special devotion to those who are without on the scene of
    • action, and who have to devote their lives and souls to the great
    • May your vibrations carry
    • May your vibrations carry
    • of the Earth's evolution.
    • ‘Revelation of the Divine in the heights of existence and peace
    • one thought, which, in connection with this verdict, sounding through
    • at any other time — one thought. Nations are facing each other
    • countless dead around us at this time. The atmosphere of sensation
    • aversion are heard murmuring through the spiritual realm and might
    • their hearts are united in their connection with Him Who entered the
    • enmity, aversion and hatred, one and the same feeling may everywhere
    • may spring the thought of an inner union with One, with Him Who has
    • within human evolution if connected with this thought — this
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    • mind the words that resound out of the depths of earthly evolution's
    • Revelation of the
    • is a thought that, perhaps in connection with these words resounding
    • other times. One thought! Nations confront one another full of
    • united. Within their deepest hearts they carry their connection with
    • intensely, especially in our time. Then we will have an intimation of
    • great and strong and powerful within human evolution. If this
    • tradition within the history of Christianity that arose repeatedly in
    • later times and was a custom in certain Christian regions over many
    • centuries. Already in far distant times in various regions, mostly
    • emerging from Christian churches, there were presentations for
    • ancient times, the presentation of the mystery of Christmas night
    • began with a reading, yes, at times even with a presentation of the
    • story of Creation, the story of Creation as it is presented at
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    • by kind permission of Frau Marie Steiner. Further lectures dealing
    • of Reincarnation occupies a foremost place. The idea that the human
    • questions arise in Spiritual Science, among them that of the meaning
    • study the evolution of human life on Earth in the light of Spiritual
    • all, but over and over again with the living stream of evolution.
    • Looking upon this evolution as a rational progress into which new
    • Ones, new qualities, new impulses for the progressive evolution of
    • be considering important questions connected with such leaders of
    • attention is turned to an individuality who, so far as historical
    • investigation goes, is shrouded in mystery — an individuality lost
    • of human nature during the various epochs. Superficial opinion may
    • course of human evolution. Human consciousness in olden times was of
    • turn our attention to Zarathustra, we must look back over an
    • our modern historians, after careful investigation of the traditions
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    • greater significance to study the culture and civilisation of ancient
    • there as a memorial of the civilisation of ancient Egypt. The mystery
    • not, that there is a mysterious connection between this ancient
    • civilisation and his own aims and purposes. It is not without
    • Science up to that time and his own contributions to knowledge, in
    • preserved by Greek tradition. It indicates not only what the
    • children. All you know is the outcome of your own contemplation and
    • vision; you have no ancient traditions, no wisdom hoary with age, and
    • the significance of this expression only dawns upon us when the light
    • ever been subject to the laws of evolution. Not only is the external
    • consciousness also. This is an indication of the fact that we can
    • these pictures indicate an actual vision of the spiritual world. If
    • the mythologies will reveal a wonderful connection with cosmic laws
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    • other such things I have repeatedly drawn your attention to the amount
    • considered. Aviation, however would only assume its right form could it
    • see this and learned folk explain it by observations under a microscope
    • has entirely transformed itself into a caterpillar. Inner sensation is
    • connection between all things in outer Nature. The butterfly you see is
    • fertilisation of the female ovum. A sheath encloses the light within the
    • seen to be prevalent where the light is most effective. In regions where
    • is produced by the action of imprisoned sunlight? In every instance
    • butterfly owes its colour to the action of imprisoned light. The
    • you see a lion, it is the animal's buff colour that its ego works upon
    • from outside. The whole world of nature is responsible for the lion's
    • you here that there must be a transition from moisture containing air to
    • and loses the watery element. New regions appear where it must have
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    • Spiritual Relationships in the Human Organism,
    • Centenary Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works.
    • gives me great satisfaction to be able to speak to you today
    • relation to the spiritual world in so far as knowledge of it can be
    • without our being conscious of them, and by the illumination that
    • particular expressions of it can be related to their counterparts in the
    • here on similar occasions. When a man is walking, the ground he walks on
    • conception of the spirituality as well as of the physical limitations of
    • normal health we have no conscious perception of our internal organs. We
    • initiation-knowledge, we learn how this is to be understood.
    • death and a new birth there is a rhythm. It consists in an alternation
    • between our inward contemplation and experience of the world of
    • may put it like this, we turn our attention from the world of spiritual
    • not a question of knowing something in a purely abstract way, or —
    • I might add — for the satisfaction of spiritual curiosity; it is a
    • And the question necessarily arises: What takes place in earthly life
    • earth is an inclination towards the moral life. This inclination is
    • strong in proportion to the clearness with which between death and a new
    • we become old because the forces holding us in connection with the
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  • Title: Conferencia: La Comunión Espiritual de la Humanidad
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    • condiciones en la evolución de la humanidad. El Misterio de Navidad
    • intrínsecamente al invierno. Surgió a partir de concepciones
    • eminentemente Misterios de Verano, relacionados con la unión entre
    • Misterios eran instituciones de hombres aún poseídos de la
    • donde los sueños eran expresiones de la realidad, los hombres
    • realidad; a través de la naturaleza misma de las Imaginaciones de
    • la antigua clarividencia, los hombres sabían que eran expresiones
    • fueron recibidos como revelaciones.
    • aquellos tiempos había Misterios institucionales en los que el
    • manifestaciones de este divino-espiritual en los detalles, por ejemplo,
    • adoptó en sus creaciones artísticas.
    • conexiones entre los pensamientos debían ser formulados, porque
    • venían a él como revelaciones. Pero esto significaba que
    • pensamiento en esta forma. Eran iluminaciones; habían venido a
    • esta manera el curso tomado por las estaciones del año, entrando
    • año. Así, las estaciones se interpenetran. Cuando la tierra se
    • cristianismo original y envolviéndolo en tradiciones que
    • punto de partida de las descripciones habrían sido los cielos
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    • Translation published by permission of the Rudolf Steiner
    • published in one volume of the Complete Centenary Edition of Rudolf
    • In speaking of the life of the soul, a certain expression in common use
    • today is made to cover a great deal. I refer to the expression: the
    • external world by means of observation and experiment, aided by the
    • understanding with its power of combination. But then we can go on to
    • manner of manifestations — thoughts, feelings, impulses of will,
    • true nature by following the method of external scientific investigation
    • and working with experiment, observation and the combining power of
    • thought. Neither does such vision as we can gain by practising
    • self-observation enable us to penetrate to the nature and being of what
    • self-observation is carried out purely with the ordinary forces of
    • penetrate into its world. This renunciation is entirely justified if we
    • relies on these methods alone can ever carry his observation of the life
    • impulses of will-expressions, that is, of the inner nature and being of
    • close dependence on bodily conditions can have any existence of its own
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    • Reincarnation and Karma
    • generation was an illusion. The life-germs which entered such
    • inanimate matter escaped observation. Pasteur, however, tried an
    • Anthroposophist of to-day finds himself in a position similar to
    • out of its own perception it will represent the same view. For
    • the root of the Anthroposophical conception which we hold to-day
    • lies the same disposition of thought as we find in the
    • them harmless by declaring them to be visionaries and
    • execution by journalism has taken the place of the former
    • execution by the inquisition. Still, Anthroposophists hold their
    • generation, when certain complicated chemical and physical
    • earnest investigator this childish conception must be swept
    • and has completely routed the superstition of a mechanical
    • conception of nature, — the conception which was so
    • demonstrated it at the convention of Natural Scientists as late
    • form the erroneous opinion that Anthroposophy is trying to use
    • Anthroposophy there can be no opposition. The
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  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the
    • It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
    • note of many an observation which is made on the relation of
    • conceptions of the times which are acquired in the field of
    • and its operations.
    • from many an observation on the nature of death, or one which
    • how much depends, in expositions of this kind, on
    • establishing conceptions and ideas in the most exact manner
    • which it refers, and that, one who makes a closer observation
    • expressions used in this sphere may be shown by the fact that
    • heart, but that this is a threefold condition which we could
    • to form a conception of what is around him or of what is
    • sense of this definition of natural science, and we could not
    • at least find such a definition plausible — that this
    • explanation just shows that the definition of life given by
    • definition were extended to a conception of the universe, one
    • so that only a conservation of matter could then be spoken
    • of. Now, to-day, on account of the investigations on radium,
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    • It first appeared in English translation in the Anthroposophical
    • News Sheet, Volume 4 in 1936. This typescript version is
    • presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
    • are apt to imagine after a superficial examination. For these
    • observation. Here, in the physical sense-world, four kingdoms
    • stand one beside another; there is a division between them,
    • which floats around him as his aura and is the expression of
    • his passions, etc., you will see that this astral body of man
    • astral plane is the continual manifestation of the inner
    • difficult position if we were to apply to the astral plane
    • everything on the physical plane is an expression of forces
    • to reach a clear conception of what actually takes place upon
    • the light of a genuine spiritual method of observation, we
    • physical body. If we extend our observations still further,
    • sought in the lower regions of Devachan. Only in the higher
    • we usually imagine this. A mineral's sensation of pain is not
    • plane, he would be under a delusion. It seems, of course,
    • that the Ego of the lions, the Ego of the Tigers, etc. There,
    • ways in which the expressions “astral”, etc. must
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • handwritten transcription of a lecture, the 1st of 15, in the
    • the lecturer, by an unknown translator. This handwritten version
    • is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
    • differs from various current world conceptions and other
    • spiritual movements which base the justification of their
    • existence upon their claim of being in a position to bring
    • something new regarding this or that question of spiritual
    • times when humanity has thought and striven after a solution
    • of the sublime questions and problems of existence.
    • world conceptions as they appeared during human evolution,
    • today Spiritual Science is spoken of, a variety of opinions
    • affairs, who indulge in curious notions about life and its
    • foundations. It must be admitted that such a judgment is
    • preconception that all that surrounds us in the world of
    • we need an organ of perception. And just as a blind man
    • perception. But when we are lucky enough to perform a
    • successful operation upon a blind person, there comes to him
    • initiation into the world of spirit. To use Goethe's
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    • presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
    • light of human evolution which is celebrated on this night of
    • born out of the darkness of the Night of Initiation, and which
    • mission.
    • of the ‘Night of Initiation,’ near to mankind: the significance
    • and the relation of Christmas night to the whole Christ-Impulse
    • within earthly evolution.
    • Christmas Eve, enters human evolution in such a way that three
    • pay homage to the kingly Being who is entering man's evolution.
    • human evolution an infinite fount of goodness and an infinite
    • again do we see the Spirit-King enter human evolution: that
    • evolution, as He has passed from incarnation to incarnation on
    • the physical plane, and as wisdom has reached perfection,
    • flowers and heads of human evolution.
    • related to the great cosmic forces. We have this connection
    • Golgotha there entered into earthly evolution itself a cosmic
    • Spirit-King, the flower and summit of earthly evolution. It is
    • incision into human evolution, wherein Zarathustra became the
    • that which was being prepared in the moment of human evolution
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    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the Present Time,
    • typewritten transcription of a lecture that is from Bn/GA 60.
    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the
    • presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
    • imagination, we are called upon to span is wide indeed. It is
    • which, ever since, has been the source and inspiration of all
    • Giordano Bruno are the two names we must mention when we
    • review the beginnings of that epoch in our human evolution at
    • peculiar conception of the Science current in those days, and
    • which it is viewed to-day. The popular conception of
    • instruction. Hence the necessity, if we would understand
    • understand it by placing ourselves, in imagination, in an
    • lecturer would base all his deductions solely upon the
    • upon the results of modern investigation, carried out in such
    • foundation of all Science in those days.
    • originally given, but the traditional rendering gave the
    • whether it were a question of the definition of a principle
    • or of an axiom, or the question of any truth whatever, it was
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    • of Goethe's birthday, and in connection with the lecture series,
    • Wonders of the World, Ordeals of the Soul and Revelations of the Spirit,
    • untranslated, typewritten transcription of a lecture that is
    • of Goethe's birthday, and in connection with the lecture series,
    • Wonders of the World, Ordeals of the Soul and Revelations of
    • It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
    • in connection with the lectureson
    • Revelations of the Spirit
    • composition of “Faust” was Goethe's companion
    • testament. The composition of certain important passages of
    • following Goethe's spiritual evolution, as revealed in his
    • conclusion of “Faust” as it was intended to be,
    • parts, a short sentence containing an indication bearing on
    • the conclusion of the poem. This scrap of writing shows the
    • was Goethe's intention at one time not to honour his Faust by
    • the kind of apotheosis which forms the present conclusion of
    • — he desired to bring Faust to a conclusion with the
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    • The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
    • learn to know, in addition to the characteristics of truth,
    • investigation, it is especially in the sphere of spiritual
    • investigation that error lurks in every nook and corner,
    • the paths of spiritual investigation must transform his soul
    • however, employs as means of investigation, what he can
    • cognition, and here already an error lurks, as soon as the
    • soul, feeling herself capable of letting Imaginations arise
    • of herself. Self education must proceed to overcome this
    • these Imaginations merely as mirror-images, shadow-pictures
    • itself as the counterpart of Imaginative cognition. Once
    • attention is drawn to its many questionable elements, and one
    • must not conclude, because they are not mentioned, that they
    • Imaginative cognition, consciousness is strengthened and
    • condition void of ordinary consciousness appears then in the
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    • The Karma of Human Vocation as related to Goethe's Life.
    • The Karma of Human Vocation.
    • It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner
    • London, W.1, England. Subscriptions: Great Britain and Dominions,
    • ‘Karma of Vocations,’ see Anthroposophical Movement,
    • life as is contained in man's calling or vocation and in all
    • ‘vocation’ one remark must perhaps be made, namely this:
    • or vocation with what is commonly spoken of as his office or
    • position in the widest sense of the term. For it goes without
    • saying, much confusion would arise, if, having in mind what one
    • man or another represents in his official position, we
    • to bear on the vocational life. Frequently, though by no means
    • always, man has to pursue his vocation in some official
    • position, and many an extraneous factor comes into play at this
    • one which we may call the ‘Karma of vocation.’ We are
    • living in a time which is slowly undergoing a certain transformation.
    • outlining for the ‘Karma of vocation’ are by no means
    • position in life. As you are well aware, the Karma of vocation
    • social castes, etc. Within such groupings, ambitions, vanities,
    • vocation as extraneous factors, make it possible for Ahrimanic
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    • London, W.1, England. Subscriptions: Great Britain and Dominions,
    • ‘Karma of Vocations,’ see Anthroposophical Movement,
    • the present time to enter rightly into these questions, and
    • appear to lead in quite a different direction from what is
    • arise. Nowadays one may often make a certain observation,
    • spoke the other day in a different connection. This book
    • interest and real devotion. ‘Vischer with a V’ as he is
    • very outset we are told how even the grammar school education
    • educational system are cited.
    • choice. He wanted to have an education which would make it
    • the existing system of education, demanding the
    • introduction of far more science into the schools. And when one
    • in question. Forming ideas like that, one simply cuts as with a
    • feel this latent cruelty in the whole manner of exposition. In
    • is far more widespread in the foundations of human souls
    • present time; but many a one finds satisfaction for
    • civilization of our time. Let us make no mistake about it. Much
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  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • The Karma of Human Vocation,
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    • ‘Karma of Vocations,’ see Anthroposophical Movement,
    • that of immediate relation to real life. We shall presently
    • present studies: On the foundations of Spiritual Science, to
    • gain an idea of the individual man's position in
    • practical life, even in his calling or profession.
    • the last three or four) ‘The Karma of Vocation.’ But it is
    • other things, connected with our question in a wider sense.
    • no matter in what profession — is connected,
    • speaking of this question, no calling need be thought
    • callings, a recognition of simple and straightforward
    • scientific world-conception of to-day, educationists, when they
    • account if he wishes to pass judgment on the questions
    • person who is about to enter into life. But the question of
    • this connection they are generally thinking more or less
    • qualities from former incarnations.
    • the question of heredity when they consider it in conjunction
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • ‘Karma of Vocations,’ see Anthroposophical Movement,
    • Dornach. English translation by G. Kaufmann, edited by H. Collison.
    • gate of death the other section of his life begins. He then
    • conception are very prone to say that this science of spiritual
    • and find his way directly to the Godhead, without any mediation
    • hear this objection hurled at Spiritual Science from very many
    • spiritual needs of our time. For it is really not the question
    • his God. The question is whether, as a matter of fact, he can
    • do so. The question is, not whether he imagines that he is
    • God when they declare: ‘We will have none of your mediation
    • all the ideas and conceptions such people have of their God:
    • all their descriptions — however sublime they sound
    • Beings whom we call Archangels. Their mission is to bring about
    • are the guides and leaders of the Folks and Nations. And the
    • life on Earth. It is the mission of the Angeloi to lead the
    • relationships among men. And the Time-Spirits regulate these
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    • Opinions expressed by other persons will be disregarded; the
    • authors of the writings in question will engage in no
    • discussion regarding them.
    • by Frau Marie Steiner, and published here by kind permission
    • Thanks to an anonymous donation, this lecture has been made available.
    • by authorisation of
    • Authorized translation, printed with the
    • permission of Harry Collison, M.A. (Oxon.)
    • say that in the conception of Christmas and the conception of
    • life — through sense observation, through intellectual
    • Pentecost. In the Christmas conception, however, and that of
    • Easter, attention is drawn to those two events occurring within
    • manifestation of the spiritual. But we can never view with our
    • physical vision the two boundary experiences of the course of
    • external manifestation — without being brought face
    • to face, even through our physical vision, with the tremendous
    • conceptions, reminding us of them — confronting the
    • looks, it finds in this contemplation strength filled with
    • will, an upright lift of the whole man, from whatever situation
    • But, in the course of man's evolution, his capacities of
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    • Authorised, translation from a
    • Three Holy Kings, according to the tradition of the Christian
    • at the birth of Christ Jesus. And from this realisation he
    • retained a lasting possession: those three human virtues which
    • — in the frankincense; and in the myrrh self-consummation
    • and self-development, or the preservation of the eternal in the self.
    • Adoration and the Presentation by the three Magi, the three
    • approach this fundamental symbolism of the Christian tradition.
    • understand Christianity as the religion of earthly harmony they
    • saw in the three kings and their homage a union of the
    • all that the spirit could perceive from the perceptions
    • of the least developed human spirit up to perceptions in the
    • external expression of inner spiritual processes. The esoteric
    • etc., these are for him the expression of the inner spiritual
    • rising and setting of the moon, as the external expression of
    • expressions in mime of those divine-spiritual Beings, as also
    • external expression of inner divine-spiritual sway. But the
    • expressions of the spiritual. When he pointed to the sun
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — First Lecture ]
    • your attention to the fact that they must of necessity incorporate
    • friends who are less familiar with the wider questions of
    • field of investigation if, from time to time, we did not repeatedly
    • take a great leap forward into those regions of spiritual knowledge
    • perception of man today.
    • the information I propose to offer without occasionally arousing a
    • certain degree of opposition.
    • the implications of this will be best understood if you recall that
    • ‘homeless man’. This is a technical expression. And if we
    • association with his native country. Furthermore, a ‘homeless
    • of human evolution without allowing the particular shades of feeling
    • inestimable boon and which, on the other hand, in relation to the
    • individual human life, we describe as the mission of the individual
    • the individual peoples make their individual concrete contributions
    • to the collective mission of humanity.
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Second Lecture ]
    • upon their etheric or life-body, when they fashion this body from out
    • not immediately perceptible to the senses or to external observation
    • hand some visible indication, some tangible evidence, some kind of
    • impression or reflection of this work of the Folk Spirits or
    • indication of their presence in the world of man, for in the final
    • transformation of this body. Here we must first of all refer to the
    • investigations of clairvoyant consciousness. Where does clairvoyant
    • know that the surface of the Earth shows different configurations and
    • that the different regions of the Earth provide widely differing
    • conditions for the unfolding of attributes peculiar to the various
    • peoples. The materialist believes that climate, vegetation, or
    • vegetation, with the characteristic configuration of the rocks, does
    • aroma and aura associated with a certain region is, in the eyes of
    • there extends over every region of the Earth a peculiar spiritual
    • cloud-like formation that we call the etheric aura of that particular
    • region. This etheric aura varies according to the landscape: in
    • kind of etheric aura hovers above every region of the Earth's
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    • The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
    • Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Third Lecture ]
    • lectures we shall undertake investigations that will readily strike a
    • turn our attention to the inner life of the normal Folk Spirits,
    • progressive evolution of these Archangelic Beings, this Folk Spirit
    • is the victim of his passions and desires. The ‘I’ stirs
    • must regard them as three modifications, as three members of the
    • astral body. These modifications prepare the transformation of the
    • These transformations, however, are not to be confused with the real
    • consists of three modifications of the astral body. The three
    • modifications can manifest themselves only through the agency of the
    • therefore consists of three modifications of the astral body.
    • manifested in these three modifications of the astral body, so the
    • modifications of the etheric body. In man we distinguish Sentient
    • the normal Folk Spirits, we distinguish three modifications of the
    • etheric body and since these three modifications are situated not in
    • the three modifications in the soul-life of man. Therefore, you must
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    • The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
    • The Evolution of
    • Races and Civilization.
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Fourth Lecture ]
    • understand the relationship of the races of mankind to one another
    • cooperation of countless numbers of cosmic Beings. From the study of
    • the ‘Akashic Record’ and other observations on the
    • evolution of man we know that in prehistoric times our Earth, before
    • reaching its present condition, had to pass through three conditions,
    • present state. It is only during his present Earth incarnation that
    • three or four incarnations of our Earth — Old Saturn, Old Sun,
    • incarnations, the Spirits of Will or Thrones, the Spirits of Wisdom,
    • it is clear that man's present organization could only have
    • seen that not only was the cooperation of many Beings and
    • nature-forces in the Cosmos a necessity, but that for the creation of
    • should renounce the normal course of their evolution and remain
    • behind in order to be able to participate in the organization of man
    • their evolution.
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    • Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
    • The Mission of the Planetary Epochs of Old Saturn,
    • Manifestation of the
    • The Mission of the Planetary Epochs of Old Saturn,
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Fifth Lecture ]
    • facts underlying our present investigation we must transcend those
    • take personally an objective description of a particular race or
    • however deeply one may be involved emotionally in a particular people
    • teaching of karma and reincarnation, when rightly understood. This
    • and reincarnation. Only through these teachings therefore do we learn
    • mysterious relations of race and nation. If we rightly understand the
    • national and racial characteristics may, nonetheless, provoke
    • dissension and disharmony unless it is accepted in the spirit I have
    • through the teachings of karma and reincarnation how every nation,
    • even the smallest nation, has to contribute its share towards the
    • total evolution of humanity. In the second part of this
    • importance — how the particular influences of the missions of
    • larger national groups have their part to play in the great harmony
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • note: the original German language edition of this lecture
    • lecture title. The 1970 English translation by A.H. Parker mistakenly
    • The correct translation should be “Main Race,” and “Main
    • Races.” Please refer to the original, 1929 English translation,
    • The Mission of Folk-Souls, Lecture 6, and the German
    • Die Mission einzelner Volksseelen, Sechster Vortrag.
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Sixth Lecture ]
    • that the mission of the Earth can be fulfilled and ultimately a state
    • in so far as they refer to a definite period in evolution and that
    • the whole picture changes immediately one depicts evolution at
    • shall here draw attention to one point only and what I am about to
    • Spiritual Hierarchies and their Reflection in the physical World. Zodiac, Planets, Cosmos.]
    • cooperation of the Hierarchies is involved and we must envisage the
    • in my last lecture with the more detailed information about the
    • make the mission of the Earth comprehensible we must approach this
    • infinite wisdom inherent in a universe of relationships. To a certain
    • our knowledge: Nevertheless from the indications given in the last
    • clearer understanding of the cooperation between the normal and
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Seventh Lecture ]
    • especially the course of human evolution, but also that the Beings of
    • these Hierarchies themselves undergo evolution or development. We
    • to direct the evolution of a particular race, how, for example, as
    • the question which confronts us is whether these spiritual Beings
    • post-Atlantean evolution, we are living in an Age when certain
    • after, the distribution of mankind, the distribution of races, has
    • been followed by a second migration of peoples. If we wish to
    • understand the period when the division of mankind into the five root
    • times. Later on, other migrations followed upon these early
    • migrations.
    • the Earth already colonized. Thus we meet with a second migration in
    • extent of the distribution of races in Europe, Africa, and America at
    • migration towards the end of the Atlantean epoch, when a small band
    • therefore with an earlier distribution and a later expansion, with a
    • West-East direction those folk communities who were each under the
    • class of that country and so laid the foundations of the first
    • post-Atlantean civilization after their Archangel had been promoted
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    • The five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
    • Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Eighth Lecture ]
    • there was a large measure of agreement on fundamental conceptions of
    • mythology so that in the regions far to the South it was possible for
    • understanding of the kindred relationships between those mythologies.
    • because — on account of certain intellectual assumptions which
    • religion. But this is a field in which it is possible to perpetuate
    • the mythologies and religions of various peoples with one another? He
    • comparative study of religions shows a most disquieting trend in the
    • the practice to compare externals. The impression created by the
    • comparative studies of religions upon one who knows the facts is
    • comparable to the impression made by someone who declares: “Thirty
    • person in question were to believe that, because the men with whom he
    • comparative religion it is tantamount to comparing Adonis to Christ.
    • the comparative study of religion with its purely external approach
    • civilization in the post-Atlantean epoch. These five ages of
    • civilization were brought about by migrations from West to East, so
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Ninth Lecture ]
    • epoch and even of the later stages of Atlantean evolution was to
    • Indian civilization who had been able in Atlantis to perceive the
    • immediate transition from this clairvoyant state to a consciousness
    • of the physical world. Their reaction to this physical world was such
    • phenomenal world was merely Maya or illusion. Now I pointed out in
    • members of this ancient Indian civilization had to some extent
    • way of explanation.
    • apparent contradiction will resolve itself at once if you recall that
    • cognition of the ego is totally different from other forms of
    • cognition. If the ego “knows” any other object or other
    • human being distinct from itself, then in the act of cognition one is
    • agent, and the known. In the formal act of cognition it is irrelevant
    • knower and the known are one, subject and object of cognition are the
    • same. It is important to realize that in human evolution, in the
    • development of the individual, these two modes of cognition are
    • is to say, in their clairvoyant field of vision they perceived the
    • distinguish carefully between these modes of perception your
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past,
    • The Mission of
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Tenth Lecture ]
    • what will emerge from any further elaboration of the significant
    • firm foundation from which to proceed. For we shall deal with the
    • results of our investigation describe it in greater detail. We shall
    • fragments of peoples, have their special contribution to make to this
    • in certain respects, the task, the mission of educating the ‘I’
    • through the evolutionary stages of the human being, of shaping it and
    • tradition this ‘I’ was bestowed upon man by an Angelic
    • subjectively such a high degree of perfection that he did not feel
    • developing that finely-spun speculation, logic and wisdom which is
    • kinship, although the relationship is veiled or concealed. Occultly,
    • the peoples in other regions of Europe had already been given other
    • necessary that the Celts themselves should receive an education and
    • instruction which was mediated directly from the higher world. Hence
    • priests, the Celts should transmit to other nations instruction
    • relationship between the spiritual Beings and the people, because the
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • Vidar and the new Revelation of Christ.
    • Vidar and the new Revelation of Christ.
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Eleventh Lecture ]
    • subject with only the briefest indications, since detailed discussion
    • at this present moment would otherwise create further complications.
    • time in the course of Earth-evolution an event occurred which we may
    • developed and perfected under Earth conditions. These Saturn-,
    • understood to be the external manifestation of souls descending out
    • imaginative conceptions of Teutonic mythology and has persisted so
    • been a matter of actual vision. This Goddess offered the human bodies
    • legends which give intimations of the birth of physical man. Njordr
    • you can read how miscegenation and contact between different peoples have
    • peoples and their interrelationships which led to the introduction of
    • Folk Spirits have played a decisive part. The vision of that descent
    • in former times in these Northern regions. Hence in the Sagas of the
    • Vanir you can still find one of the oldest recollections of this
    • descent. Especially here in the North, the Finnish tradition still
    • preserves a living memory of this union of the soul-and-spirit which
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 1
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • performances themselves some observations linking them with the
    • annual celebration which has been held here for many years, and as
    • really grasp by looking beyond the whole historical tradition of
    • dramatic art in the West. This also makes it a worthy introduction to
    • religion were not yet sundered from one another. It carries us back
    • religion. Men did not look upon religion as a separated branch of
    • their culture, but they still spoke of religion, even when their
    • life. That very concern itself was raised to the level of a religion,
    • for religion shed its rays over every experience which man could
    • have. But this archetypal religion was inwardly very strong, very
    • its inspiration was so strong that some of those particular workings
    • overflowed into bold forms, and religion was one with art. Art was
    • the daughter of religion, and still lived in the closest ties of
    • religion and its daughter, art, were at the same time so purified, so
    • have a faint reflection, an abstract reflection, in our science and
    • enthusiasm for what as religion overflowed into artistic form, then
    • daughter of religion, and she too lived in close family relationship
    • unification, a harmony, between art and science. For only thus can
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • relationship between the human soul and our Earth evolution, laying
    • civilisation of mankind can be traced back to the stream associated
    • you feel that this civilisation calls for a continual sacrifice. Thus
    • civilisation, were offered up to a kind of religious sacerdotal-ism,
    • views enable us to realise that the tradition, and to a certain
    • Greece. We draw attention to the fact that in primeval times the soul
    • one's admiration, for the profound cosmic wisdom which lies
    • behind it. To give you some idea of this, let me just mention one
    • thing. I said yesterday that Greek mythology draws attention to two
    • different trends — to the intellectual civilisation associated
    • separation there must have been a point of contact somewhere. How
    • connection. But Greek mythology traces the ancestry of Agamemnon back
    • the son of Tantalus — we find an indication that there is a
    • connection between the two streams. It confirms that Demeter forces
    • enter into the entire modern civilisation associated with the names
    • call attention now and again to such deeply significant features. It
    • interpretation of Nature. There seems little ground for this pride
    • Science is allowed to penetrate into our civilisation. It can give a
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • I shall still often have occasion to refer to the performances we
    • from another direction how Spiritual Science in our day is aspiring
    • ancient Greece. If we are to grasp the whole mission of Spiritual
    • manner of thinking if we are to enter deeply into the mission of
    • Spiritual Science — that is why I draw attention to the
    • relation of man to the spiritual world, held by the Greeks. For in
    • 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
    • certain scientific connotation. It is the word NATURE. When the word
    • of our hand is an expression of our own soul-activity. When we move
    • behind this movement, and we do not talk of an opposition between the
    • present interpretation. Putting aside all finer shades of difference,
    • presupposed a direct intervention of the spirit. If a man were to
    • spiritual creation, divine-spiritual activity, entered into every
    • intervention of the spirit in events on the physical plane to be
    • we have to recognise as a direct intervention of spiritual
    • the mission of Spiritual Science to unite these two streams. We
    • recognition that there are two currents in human experience. Men must
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • as permeated by Spirit; they had no such conception of nature as we
    • the position of the three great gods, Zeus, Poseidon and Pluto in
    • a peculiar position in relation to the other members of the human
    • be in a peculiar position. One can say of the forces of the physical
    • unhappiness, depends. Very little reflection upon the matter leads us
    • human. That god is Dionysos. Just as we have to look upon Pluto as
    • have to regard Dionysos as the macrocosmic representative of the
    • upon Dionysos, that figure which stands before our ego at last in
    • the epochs of its own civilisation, is guided by Beings whom we must
    • call super-human, Beings not accessible to human sense-perception,
    • Beings of the first category, and you know the relationship in which
    • they stand to us. We know that, under quite different conditions of
    • life, they too were once human; that was during the Moon evolution,
    • stage; thus at the commencement of the present evolution of the Earth
    • humanity; at the end of Earth evolution that part of humanity which
    • reaches the goal of the present Earth evolution will be as far
    • advanced as the Angels were at the end of the Moon evolution. Hence
    • within our human evolution.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • the end of yesterday's lecture I introduced the name of Dionysos, and
    • finished on a note of interrogation as to his nature. As everybody
    • knows, Dionysos is one of the Greek gods, and the question must have
    • that in contradistinction to conditions prevailing in previous epochs
    • somewhat freer relationship between the divine Spirits and men is
    • human passions, human sympathies and antipathies. From this we can
    • gods needed so much to make progress in their own evolution that they
    • standing-upon-its-own-feet of Greek civilisation which is so truly
    • exception into the ranks of the Luciferic beings. If we ask ourselves
    • their participation in earthly life, we can have no doubt that they
    • had failed to complete their Moon evolution and that the Greeks knew
    • it, knew that they had to take advantage of Earth evolution just as
    • know of one nation which had developed to a very high degree a
    • development had attained the full goal of the Moon evolution. Anyone
    • I then said about the Elohim, about the culmination of the Elohim in
    • that every member of the Hebrew nation was under the divine guidance
    • of spirits who had attained the full goal of their evolution on the
    • The Hebrew must inevitably have felt: ‘Devotion to this divine
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • have devoted much attention in these lectures to a subject that arose out
    • World, Ordeals of the Soul and Revelations of the Spirit’, why
    • enkindled in the spirit of this marvellous Greek civilisation when
    • structure, is actually the Greek reply to the question ‘What is
    • lecture we were considering the figure of Dionysos, our attention was
    • the wonders of the world, we found that in the figure of Dionysos the
    • Greek has concealed what we might call the inherent contradiction of
    • trying to discover inconsistencies in higher world-conceptions, and
    • then to say, ‘This world-conception is full of inconsistencies,
    • however, that life is full of contradictions, indeed nothing new, no
    • development would be possible unless contradiction lay in the very
    • new state has arisen through the realisation of yesterday's
    • contradiction and its overcoming. No one who sees things as they
    • contradiction’ ... for contradiction is inherent in reality.
    • contradictions? Whenever we look back at the course of our life we
    • see that it has been activated by contradictions. If at some later
    • because we have got rid of our earlier condition, because we have
    • discovered our earlier state to be in contradiction to our own inner
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • of Greek mythology, as the expression of an ancient wisdom, what in our
    • recognised, were already expressed in pictorial fashion in this Greek
    • Dionysos was still deeper and more significant than all that they
    • of the world around them, they veiled what had to do with Dionysos
    • those who had undergone a thorough preparation.
    • figure of Dionysos; Dionysos had to do with the deepest vicissitudes
    • understand the figure of Dionysos and his connection with these
    • tribulations, we must first give some thought to what modern
    • cognition. It might seem that modern man has abundant opportunity to
    • become instructed as to what cognition really is. For the study of
    • look to supply the answer to the question of how knowledge comes
    • not been very successful in answering this question, and you can
    • question as to what knowledge is will only be answered by the empty
    • in his mind he did not carry on something akin to work in ideation or
    • place which we designate as ideation, as mental representation, and
    • materialistic illusion, the typical philosophic fantasy of today,
    • cognition, but if we bear in mind that the main thing in knowledge is
    • the work within the soul in the life of ideation, the question must
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • and gave them pictorial expression in a mythology most of which is
    • able to bring to adequate expression the great wonders of the world.
    • Then too in the figure of Dionysos our attention was drawn to
    • then is meant by the expression ‘ordeals of the soul’?
    • undergone a certain preparation. The ordeal thus lies in the fact
    • The Soul's Probation,
    • gives him premonitions of it but no more. He begins to suspect that
    • because he gives rein to these premonitions, it is because he allows
    • teachings of Spiritual Science. The communications of Spiritual
    • himself as a result of his premonitions, and then plunged deeply into
    • that one can know nothing; he feels that it would be a violation of
    • obligations towards the cosmic powers. This trust in the soul's
    • The Soul's Probation.
    • into his previous incarnation, how he has been allowed to know what
    • of one life lays obligations upon us for many lives, not simply for
    • one. When we look back into our former incarnation, when we see how
    • to make good in your present incarnation the debt which you have
    • all the reparation possible, but that springs from egotism. Most men
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • densification of the body is taking place in the human organisation.
    • As an example of this I drew attention to a kind of etherisation of
    • time from our system of heart-and-blood circulation, with the result
    • knowledge of what takes place within our own organisation. I tried to
    • our own bodily organisation could find expression through the
    • evolution of mankind is involved in this process of which I have just
    • told you. Let me remind you once more that Earth evolution was
    • preceded by the Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions, and that these
    • preceding evolutions had resulted in the formation of an etheric man
    • the densification.
    • Ordeals of the Soul, Revelations of the Spirit’ we must look
    • somewhat closely into this formation of man, we must see just how man
    • as yet in a more rarefied condition. All that the higher hierarchies
    • has pursued its evolution, and during the course of the Lemurian,
    • Atlantean and post-Atlantean evolutions other forces have streamed
    • these forces more closely. First we must pay attention to certain
    • During the course of Earth evolution the forces of the higher
    • afterwards, streamed into man and co-operated in his formation
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • widely different epochs men have formed conceptions of what really lies
    • satisfaction, arrives at something of which he can say that it
    • In this way he shows that he is seeking for an explanation of the
    • his ultimate relationship to it is not limited to the one he started
    • explanation, an answer to the enigma, an answer to what is marvellous
    • different way, by gazing with penetration upon what was current among
    • fashion. Today when we deem it necessary to reduce the feeling of
    • world to perceive that each kind of explanation is justified in its
    • is fantasy and our own science a definitive explanation of the
    • explanation of the world, an explanation which is generally called
    • science, one has to say that it is just this explanation of the
    • the purely materialistic interpretation, the soul through the
    • world. The old interpretations in times which were more or less
    • that when a thought of Zeus or of Dionysos came before the soul, this
    • creations of Greek knowledge were far more densely packed with true
    • illusion, in maya. There has never been in the world such
    • about? It is because man in the course of his Earth evolution has had
    • be weaned from his union with the world outside him. The very strong
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    • Investigation, published in German as, Ergebnisse der Geistesforschung.
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    • Results of Spiritual Investigation,
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    • Mission of Raphael in the Lightof Spiritual Science
    • depths of the spiritual evolution of humanity and then disappear, when
    • through their mighty creations, their being has been engraved into the
    • spiritual history of man. On closer observation it becomes evident that
    • Raphael's creations went on working after the painter's death as a living
    • evolution of humanity has proceeded since the creations of Raphael, and on
    • the other side of the spiritual conception of history it may be said that
    • preceding ages too give the impression as if they were themselves pointing
    • to the Raphael who was later to appear in world evolution like a limb
    • Applying these words to the evolution of the ages, we may say that in
    • again in the soul of Raphael, finding their consummation in the sublime
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    • The question has been
    • similar to those of Elberfeld which caused such a sensation in Berlin
    • have died out so soon. The short duration of people's interest in something
    • could be made in connection with this horse. To begin with, all who
    • they decided to observe these facts more closely, since the information
    • experts, trainers, tamers of wild animals, etc. He also invited a commission
    • came to the following conclusion: “It is of course obvious that
    • by stamping his foot it indicates the square root of 16. This explanation
    • or philological laboratory! For the deep explanation had been given
    • what horses are able to perceive! Such an explanation, however, rescued
    • materialism. This is truly a curiosity — to question every psychic
    • This question should however
    • be considered more seriously. I should like to explain to you the conclusion
    • this question is so extraordinarily complicated. Nevertheless it is
    • a hypothesis, but I think that further a occult investigations will support
    • and occult hypothesis concerning the whole question, as the result of
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    • lectures. Hence I must crave your pardon if many of the names and designations
    • which are borrowed from the national epic of the Finns are not rightly
    • shall we touch upon Occult Science or Theosophy; the consideration of
    • of human historical considerations, of human historical thought.
    • The National Epics! We
    • need only to think of some of the well-known national epics, of the
    • immediately the fact shines forth, that by means of these national epics
    • humanity than by any other historical investigation; we are so led into
    • uncertain and dim from the historical point of view are the descriptions
    • beyond the grasp of ordinary historical observation! No Wonder that
    • the study of the National Epics is somewhat of a puzzle to those who
    • the question of the personality of Homer; When he describes anything
    • and military principles which come into consideration in the conduct
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    • the year in four Cosmic Imaginations. The activities of four mighty
    • at St. John's Tide. These Imaginations provide material for endless
    • MICHAEL IMAGINATION
    • civilisation, to which people still mistakenly cling, will sink into
    • explanation, even for someone who can “read” in the
    • astral light. In the spiritual world and in its communications,
    • through inner investigation, through experiencing inwardly the riddle
    • and much else, can one discover what the inscription on a spiritual
    • Injunctions
    • celebrated with festivals — has another side, also mentioned
    • his skin. He experiences his breathing, the circulation of his blood.
    • conscious of it, than the breathing and blood-circulation which go on
    • the sun rises over any region of the
    • like a sensational novel but so that what it imparts becomes the
    • the usual descriptions of sense-perceptible events — we can
    • sympathetic participation in the cycle of the year, and we can
    • conventional way of reacting to the outer world merely by putting on
    • — of germination and budding, flowering and fruiting. Even if
    • perception for it than they have for the autumn season of fading and
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    • the year in four Cosmic Imaginations. The activities of four mighty
    • at St. John's Tide. These Imaginations provide material for endless
    • CHRISTMAS IMAGINATION
    • nothing else than a reflection of what human beings feel in relation
    • have the watery regions (blue). I must of course indicate the jutting
    • bringing Imagination and Inspiration to bear on it, one comes to
    • an extraordinarily rarefied condition.
    • possibility of these high attenuations
    • exact footing. It has been possible to make dilutions of substances
    • up to one part in a trillion, and in fact to establish precisely the
    • effects which such high dilutions of particular substances can have.
    • realm the effects of enormous dilutions must be reckoned with.
    • oxygen: that is only a first approximation. All water, wherever
    • far as we are considering the hydrosphere in relation to water, we
    • forms. Hence we have before us this formation of warmth, water, air:
    • added the mercurial process, as I have described it in connection
    • acid-formation process, and especially to the salt-process, for
    • relation to the salt-formations in the soil. It is these
    • salt-formations — in the widest sense of the term — which
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    • at St. John's Tide. These Imaginations provide material for endless
    • EASTER IMAGINATION
    • the depths of winter the Earth, in relation to the cosmos, is a being
    • transition from winter to spring takes place.
    • Ordinary observation is so superficial that for most people limestone
    • considerations we have gone into here, and since we know that soul
    • we enter into the being of winter-limestone with Intuition
    • the Intuition described in my book,
    • the solution. We perceive — for Intuition always embraces
    • the limestone formations during the winter season.
    • through the process of limestone formation, we perceive this winter
    • contentment on all sides. It expresses itself as an inner permeation
    • living, spiritual forms which appear as Imaginations.
    • power of attraction for the Ahrimanic beings. Whenever spring
    • beings. But when spring draws near, the impression which the
    • endeavour, this illusion, lays hold of
    • illusions are shattered.
    • of these illusions. He consumes the nature-products which flourish in
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    • the year in four Cosmic Imaginations. The activities of four mighty
    • at St. John's Tide. These Imaginations provide material for endless
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    • year. This may sound like a contradiction, but it is not so. In
    • Nature-consciousness. During spring, if he has the perception and
    • with Nature, but, if he has the right feeling and perception for it,
    • Nature, if only man has the perception for it, the spiritual which
    • look with Imaginative perception into the depths of the Earth at St.
    • John's-tide, we really have the impression that down there are the
    • into lines, angles and surfaces. If we are to have an impression of
    • So we can say: On looking downwards, we have an impression of
    • impression one has is of out-spreading cosmic Intelligence.
    • reverence and worship, to what the Easter Imagination, the
    • cosmic Easter Imagination, is. And now, for the St. John's time,
    • We have the impression that this figure forms its
    • just mentioned takes form.
    • which are reflected up above the blue crystal-formations of the earth
    • below, just as these blue crystal-formations mirror in turn the
    • concentrated Imagination of Cosmic Understanding.
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    • the year in four Cosmic Imaginations. The activities of four mighty
    • at St. John's Tide. These Imaginations provide material for endless
    • before you the four cosmic Imaginations which can be called up
    • we are to arrive at an understanding of the whole place and situation
    • the Beings who appear in conjunction with these imaginative pictures.
    • And here I would like first to say something by way of introduction.
    • we open our souls to the impressions
    • in the course of human evolution as an echo of old, instinctive
    • from the traditions of the past, and make use of them just when
    • they wish to express their highest and greatest conceptions. But even
    • From the translation of
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    • of old traditions and his feeling for them — all this stands in
    • four great cosmic Imaginations, as I described them to you —
    • the Autumn Imagination of Michael, the Christmas Imagination of
    • Gabriel. the Easter Imagination of Raphael, and the Midsummer,
    • St. John's Day, Imagination of Uriel. You must really picture to
    • this connection there is very little
    • is then compared with external combustion, in which all sorts
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    • Prayer, and the temptation of Christ after the Baptism.
    • of peculiar importance in view of present conditions. At the very
    • beginning let me emphasise that there is no element of sensationalism
    • shall have, by way of introduction, to study certain matters
    • elementary education, the branch of knowledge commonly called
    • — and these lectures should be a kind of confirmation of
    • West. In earlier times these feelings of devotion were
    • the impression that enthusiasm and warmth of feeling for the
    • an up-to-date education. In spite of this, I have just said
    • contradiction?
    • already been able to speak on several occasions in this very
    • Being needs extensive preparation, that the very deepest
    • to reach some comprehension of Christ and of the Christ Impulse
    • there can be any true conception of Christ. But if we turn
    • at a comprehension of the Christ and His revelation. For
    • reflection will show that it is not.
    • everything contributed hitherto by erudition, science and
    • even by theosophical conceptions towards an understanding of
    • is no exaggeration to say that a force of untold strength and
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    • all-prevailing Love and awakened from the condition of dream
    • consolation to every single individual, to say to him exactly
    • transformation could take place in a number of men. But these
    • men themselves in whom the transformation had come about,
    • to pass in intimate connection with their own souls, but which
    • ceased to function from the moment referred to in the other
    • that at that moment he had denied any such connection because
    • condition to set in — a kind of dream condition
    • then, like outspreading night, the intermediate condition came
    • upon his consciousness. But this intermediate condition
    • vision. Above all he was now able to gaze at that event of
    • consciousness, can again evoke them if the conditions necessary
    • for such vision are induced.
    • that one makes the decision to put into words what is revealed
    • Festival. The decision to speak of these things can only be
    • human vision when one puts into words what is here
    • have to be said on this occasion, the human soul will have to
    • something that seems like an affront against the conceptions of
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    • expression to concepts and ideas of the modern mind. But many
    • Gospel reveals that this event was something like conception in
    • the Ascension and the subsequent outpouring of the Spirit as
    • Christ in the Earth-sphere after the Ascension or after
    • successive stages and conditions of human life must be
    • known as Kamaloka, the time of purification, the human being
    • experiences which signified, for Him, what the transition into
    • might lead them onwards, lead evolution on the earth to further
    • live, henceforward, in communion with the souls of men.
    • the Form which enabled Him to live in communion with human
    • Here we have a direct indication that the event of Palestine is
    • form a really clear conception of the event of Pentecost
    • earlier times there were Mysteries, Initiations, that the human
    • soul was lifted through these Initiations into
    • participation in the spiritual life. The most graphic
    • picture of the pre-Christian Initiation is provided by the
    • a “Lion;” in the fifth degree the name of the
    • he was ready for an extension of consciousness, giving him the
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    • John's Gospel afford me a certain consolation. As you know,
    • from that time in his life of which indications have been given
    • on other occasions, when brief portions of the Fifth
    • the greatest discernment and concentration and gave astounding
    • in the house made a certain impression upon him —
    • they said about the ancient traditions and the writings
    • inspired those ancient Prophets and that now the inspiration
    • had departed from a later generation. But to one thing he
    • always listened with deep attention, because he divined that
    • scribes still believed it to be an inspiration from spiritual
    • voice of inspiration — a voice feebler and less
    • writings. I now interpolate into this narration of the contents
    • inspiration among the Rabbis and the Scribes.
    • himself became aware of the inspiration of the Bath-Kol.
    • Bath-Kol within his own breast. But this very inspiration
    • the ancient revelations, that it was no longer capable of
    • realisation that in the evolution of the Jewish people there is
    • revelations.
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    • the lecture yesterday we turned our attention to the life of
    • soul of Jesus of Nazareth but for the whole evolution of
    • the knowledge that everything in the evolution of humanity is
    • mankind is also of importance for the whole of evolution.
    • what the Event of Golgotha signified for the evolution of
    • this soul, from the description of a scene which took place
    • This scene which I have to relate concerns a conversation
    • the amalgamation of the two families had for long years been
    • with his mother about many of the impressions that had
    • of his life there took place a memorable conversation which
    • great inner change, the revolution that had taken place in his
    • twelfth year, he had lived in the most intimate communion with
    • knowledge and religion; he thought of how between his
    • these feelings led to a memorable conversation between Jesus of
    • was great and beautiful. Therefore in this conversation
    • which was really like a full confession, much was new to her;
    • said of Hillel: The Thorah [The Thorah is the collection of the
    • disposition, who achieved mighty things through this very
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    • are developed in the direction of that comprehensive picture of man's
    • description in 1917, and which is summed up in the Foundation Stone
    • Meditation in 1923.
    • published here by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner
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    • shall have here in Zürich the cremation of a dear member, Frau
    • have a firm foundation in spiritual knowledge, I can say: in them we
    • aspiration which is represented in our circle. They have left behind
    • a condition which can be compared with the embryonic life, with the
    • embryonic life in relation to physical life. Then follows what can be
    • human souls while still within the physical body about that condition
    • because it is based on spiritual relationships.
    • that can bring about a still deeper connection between souls when we
    • can no longer be connected in the external realm of manifestation,
    • chapter. A time like ours, in which external civilisation, in spite
    • of the last echoes of the old religions, builds entirely upon the
    • the future. When we have extended our vision from a single life to a
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    • the second half gives the impulse to right action.
    • about philosophical questions today, however, cannot ignore
    • transformation of our whole life brought about by the
    • repetition of what you all know already. Philosophically
    • quite different. I mean the function it long ago assumed
    • discussing this educational rôle in the development of
    • research is a transformation of human thinking. Any impartial
    • because of the conditions which then determined man's
    • subjective to what was given by experiment and the observation
    • data given us by observation and experiment, and to work them
    • existence they manifest to us their inner connection, their
    • our own thought to our observation of the world. We see this,
    • Under these conditions, what has become of human thinking? It
    • experience is excluded from the relationship that man enters
    • can intervene only formally, in clarification, combination and
    • organization, it cannot also fall within the natural
    • raise the question (which is certainly justified from the
    • scientific law, understand thinking as a manifestation of
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    • important questions about it and about its spiritual essence do
    • question of the fate of his soul becomes for him a
    • theory but simply from his deepest emotional needs, queries the
    • assaulted from within by this sensation of powerlessness, and
    • has to ponder the question: Does the general process of nature
    • organism. On reflection, however, we cannot help
    • penetrate and analyse the bodily functions from without; yet
    • interrelationship between our spiritual element and our bodily
    • functions. A glance at the simplest bodily function
    • again we know only through observation — what actually
    • soul): this spiritual element in its relationship with
    • manifests its outgoing function.
    • the relation between this and the physical, the external and
    • characteristics of thinking and feeling (volition is
    • reaching any significant conclusion about mental life, and that
    • what philosophical investigation is here attempting ought to be
    • functions is, strictly speaking, only indirect knowledge,
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    • who gave simple expression to so much that men find great and
    • affect us, we are initiated into the whole relationship of man
    • unconscious. Yet even a superficial examination of human
    • was a feature of earlier civilizations. The transition to
    • complications of life require man to participate in the
    • however humble his position. It is unfortunate that as yet we
    • consistent with a simple causal interpretation. And at this
    • below. And human observation can scarcely presume to gain
    • interpretation, contrive to allow the vital essence of
    • spiritual comprehension of the forces of human history —
    • these powers, the spiritual vision that results is something
    • powers of cognition reaching into the super-sensible sphere, we
    • communion with the spiritual world, as he made his way into it.
    • days, rises to a certain spiritual vision. He develops his
    • gain a certain spiritual vision by modern methods to find that,
    • this mental activity, there is no incorporation into memory in
    • simply call up the experience from our recollection. What we
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    • say today in this direction is bound to remain rather sketchy;
    • detailed description.
    • relationship of East and West is often expressed
    • civilization in general — receives the impression of a
    • observation; in contrast, the notions of the Orient —
    • its various configurations to affect our soul, we cannot stop
    • as that of man's relation to the secrets and the mysterious
    • vegetation of the East and, with it, all that the human hand,
    • the human spirit and civilization have produced from stone and
    • observation of nature;” indeed, it seems to me
    • in immediate revelation, as they appear to the human senses and
    • descendants in a partially decadent condition), the East
    • that functions supersensibly, in seeking to establish what he
    • not to assert that this configuration of spirit, if
    • earth, and exerted its influence over other regions, it must be
    • developed, certainly with no less justification, but in a
    • secret, for position, motion, dimensions and weight. What
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    • in conjunction with the sensuous and physical world, you will
    • generally meet with a sympathetic reception. At any rate, the
    • question will be raised: Are there paths by which man can reach
    • pantheism perhaps or a conception of life reminiscent of
    • development of the world in specific terms, discussion
    • with a rationalist is usually at an end. He reacts strongly to
    • the suggestion that anyone today might be in a position, on
    • spiritual form of existence. The reaction of the rationalist to
    • such a suggestion, implicit in the specific descriptions in
    • wishes or some other predilections or prejudices — onto
    • the cosmos. A closer examination of the way in which the
    • cannot be the slightest question of anthropomorphism. On the
    • its development through a spiritual cognition that is just as
    • and has been for a long time. We can say that the opinions of
    • notions that more philosophically inclined minds derive
    • certain point in their consideration of the human cognitive
    • one-sided conclusions. If we wish to examine the relation of
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    • lectures that follow will be based directly on the observations I
    • conception of life for the hermitage, for contemplative
    • existence in a quiet cell. The conception of life
    • questions today if you are identified with a particular
    • the limits beyond which their assertions cannot hold. On the
    • the view from the left. Thus, all the objections from a certain
    • varied directions, as is attempted in the lectures that follow,
    • exists for his own satisfaction and the good of others. In this
    • rational view of the world. This view has been splendidly
    • which social configurations and groupings arose in earlier
    • intellectualized ones, not those of a rational attitude to
    • to create social configurations by means of the
    • to be particularly important in the observation of
    • relation to something that is not only alive, but must also
    • develop into human social configurations informed by
    • can say, therefore: In certain subconscious regions of the
    • configurations are still present. On the other hand, man owes
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    • Pacific. His observation is certainly indicative of the
    • transformation now taking place in the social structure of the
    • the fact that not only economic and social relationships, but
    • the whole of human relationships throughout the world are
    • organization (directly determined by the conversion of world
    • spiritual transformation throughout the world, of which perhaps
    • establish a relationship with one another. Understanding
    • of insight into the souls of others. In Western civilization to
    • direction. To do so, I shall first have to say something
    • Western civilization itself.
    • certain autocracy becomes apparent, a system of administration
    • determine, from the centre of national life, the nature of
    • individual human relationships. There is — or was before
    • accomplish in economic life he accomplishes by attention to
    • practical detail. He has an immediate personal relationship
    • administration by the state:” a tendency for certain
    • inclination to think up a system of this kind; his eye is only
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    • the conversation turns to what is lacking in society today, there is
    • contribute, from his own particular position in life. My purpose here,
    • a survey would reveal. It is rather to direct attention to some
    • of the most extreme expressions of this hopelessness came from
    • opinion cannot help striking us as something out of the
    • the international situation today, and observe, with the
    • `mind's eye' I would say, how the various nations of the
    • and nations into conflict, strife and combat, are to lead, if
    • not to the utter collapse of civilization.” I regard this
    • observation sprang entirely from the spirit of the nineteenth
    • happened since then seems likely in any way to cushion the
    • reconstruction, to a new dawn. This being so, it is
    • extraordinarily difficult situation that has gradually
    • developed inside European civilization. Even if we believe that
    • look to the spiritual life of modern civilization for the
    • find that he sees the ideal social system in the creation of a
    • responsible for trade and commerce only a precarious position
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    • the second half gives the impulse to right action.
    • of its Solution(Europe-America)
    • present seek salvation in this or that recipe; they devise all
    • kinds of social institutions in which they claim that mankind,
    • or at any rate a section of mankind, would prosper better than
    • relatively easy to work out, on a would-be national basis, any
    • of party opinion, wthout finding anything really bad
    • most important thing at this stage is not the excogitation of
    • institutions, but the possibility of discovering man and
    • including him in the social institutions we inhabit. And
    • then any given institution can serve the same purpose, more or
    • institutions.
    • What matters today is human beings, not just institutions. For
    • this reason, I evoked a certain amount of satisfaction,
    • given institution might be different. Instead, I argued that a
    • chain of production with your employees, in a way that is
    • attuned to human considerations, you establish a basis on which
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    • Utopian manner, to advocate institutions which their creators
    • conditions thrown up in the course of man's recent
    • for reflection about possible institutions, but as a direct
    • circulation of capital might be transformed so that it
    • this solely by way of illustration. Anyone who seeks to
    • aberrations, instead of extolling a few stereotyped
    • application.
    • have mentioned. My purpose was to attempt, out of the sense of
    • events and institutions, among all ranks and classes of
    • become conscious of the direction in which mankind is really
    • institutions. Our institutions, in fact, run counter to what
    • institution. In the historical development of mankind in
    • about relationships among and between men, however
    • but at enabling men to express their own opinions and put them
    • over. My main concern was thus to answer the question:
    • Under what conditions are men really in a position to give
    • expression to their opinions and their will in social
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    • for the transformation of the present age, belongs an ever wider and
    • those regions which open to Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive observation.
    • this observation. It must be emphasised ever again and again, that what
    • is no fully-awake condition, because there is still something asleep in
    • awake. But how the Will arises, and passes over into action, of this man
    • chalk, and think of this action, then you have of course an idea of
    • while man is awake is similarly performed in a half-sleeping condition.
    • would follow the actions we perform right into the body; with everything
    • of the Tree of Life meant this inner gratification. That might
    • because it would lead too far; but through your own meditation on the
    • such an inner enjoyment. In the perception of any object in the outer
    • senses; it is as it were thrown back, and from this, sense-impressions
    • that a man appeared, who was in the position not merely to follow along
    • to receive reflection of what his blood does, not merely to follow his
    • learn to know ourselves when we learn to know the imaginations which
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    • Martha Keltz. It is presented here with the kind permission
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    • transformation of the present age belongs an ever wider and more
    • those regions which open to Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive
    • observation. For what first makes our world into a whole, raising
    • spheres which open to this observation. It must be emphasized again
    • asleep, is not a fully-awake condition, because there is still
    • and passes over into action, of this man can only dream in daily
    • think about this action, then you have of course an idea of it in
    • similarly performed in a half-sleeping condition.
    • follow the actions we perform right into the body; everything we
    • gratification, and this must not happen to man. I cannot develop
    • through your own meditation on the motif here touched upon you will
    • In the perception of any object in the outer world, and in
    • thrown back, and from this, sense impressions arise. And that which
    • appeared who was in a position not merely to follow along the path
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    • considerations, and to go more deeply into then. To-day,
    • by way of preparation, I should like to point to a few
    • revelation of certain historical personalities, we shall
    • then draw conclusions upon which we can base our deeper
    • considerations.
    • two streams of world-conceptions which we have mentioned:
    • one traverses to reach a World-Conception.” Now the
    • personalities more characteristic of the World-Conceptions of
    • pass through the impressions of the most diverse World-Views.
    • in ouch a way that men's visions of the Spiritual world were in
    • their very content, similar to the impressions made by the
    • Sense-world of perception. Now, because Manichaeism took into
    • impression of materialising the spirit, as though it presented
    • materialisation of the spirit. That was one of the
    • attention to the fact that through the mere observation of what
    • And, if one is of opinion that one cannot stand for the
    • perceptions, from which radiated all the light which rules in
    • subject to absolutely no deception, which can only he acquired
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    • “Anthroposophy and the Social Question” (Mercury Press,
    • Question” in Reincarnation and Immortality (Rudolf Steiner
    • Publications, Blauvelt, N.Y.). The Fundamental Social Law reads:
    • done by the others” (Mercury Press translation).
    • Translation by John Root, Sr.
    • There are two translations of this work:
    • “Anthroposophy and the Social Question” (Mercury
    • Social Question” in Reincarnation and Immortality
    • (Rudolf Steiner Publications, Blauvelt, N.Y.). The Fundamental
    • the others” (Mercury Press translation).
    • was leader of the German Section of the Theosophical Society. It is
    • presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner
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    • CONSIDERED AS THE THOUGHTS OF CULTURE AND WORLD-PERCEPTION
    • on the Third Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone
    • This translation has been made from the original of
    • Rudolf Steiner, by permission of H. Collison, M.A. (Oxon),
    • our friends met to lay the foundation-stone of this building,
    • life. Three years ago we held this celebration, feeling that we
    • no time for joyful celebrations. We should be untrue, in
    • a way, to our own hearts, were we to allow even a suggestion of
    • visible representation of our spiritual movement. But to
    • creative thing, not merely on a foundation of modern spiritual
    • A deep question then arose: What building does modern culture
    • style corresponds to the emotional expression of the Greek
    • to his tremendous question about humanity: What powers are
    • his Grecian land with his particular conception of the world,
    • Greek experience is reflected in the beautiful proportions, in
    • harmony, suffuse and permeate the creations of the Greek tragic
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    • REVELATION
    • in the usual documents and traditions, but goes rather deeper into
    • forces of evolution, will find renewed significance in a memorable
    • and fell into conversation. The younger said to the elder:
    • the scientific method of observation picks things to pieces,
    • consideration the homogeneous spiritual bond existing in all the
    • that which is absent in external observation by the various
    • observation, that is an idea’ — having in mind
    • The elder man was unable to understand this objection
    • This conversation is a symptomatic, significant indication
    • an external objective truth with that representation given by the
    • external sense-perceptions, but that the human being, when he
    • sets in motion higher spiritual forces, which are not applied to
    • separate sense-observations, arrives at truth and reality just as
    • one does by means of external sense perceptions.
    • increasing comprehension of Goethe's ideas. A letter of his
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    • initiation is followed by a loss of innocence and a struggle for survival
    • in the pursuit of Truth. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are
    • The objection might easily be raised to an address such as
    • explanation of a work of fantasy will be turned down with the remark:
    • applications are looked for in the figures of the work.’
    • interpretations often made by Theosophists about legends or poetic
    • works. And because I know that again and again the objection has been
    • made to similar explanations which I have given: ‘We are not
    • allowed the question, whether we may approach the work from any
    • his imagination, the right to do it? Can one object: the plant knows
    • development! This objection against the botanist or the lyric poet
    • who expresses the sensations derived from the plant in his poetry
    • would have the same weight as the objection one could bring
    • against such an explanation of Goethe's story. I do not want things
    • explanations which I shall give you. For it is as true that we must
    • idea-conception and as if he who, as it were, feels himself called
    • expounding the product of Goethe's invention, in emphasizing the
    • figures, and in pointing out their correlation — just as the
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    • in the pursuit of Truth. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are
    • testamentary directions for the editing of this sealed-up treasure.
    • disposition and that he began in 1774 to write down the first part
    • went to Weimar and owing to his position there entered the great
    • the first edition. All that we have of Faust, including that very
    • Faust-creation appear to us in different ways, according to
    • enlightened through his contemplation of Italian nature and of
    • through purification, through the ennobling of himself and that
    • reminded of the great dramatic representation of man's life
    • little. And having brought to expression in many different ways
    • description of a striving soul. Everything that meets us in the
    • appearance, the higher meaning will not escape the observation of
    • picture of an inner esoteric life and intuitive vision of the
    • very little about his own profession at Leipzig, but had occupied
    • of ideas and disconnected observations of nature. Nowhere
    • fire which should have come from the foundation and source of life
    • after ideas! Away from the merely perceptive sense observation!
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    • in the pursuit of Truth. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are
    • The idea, as the now meaningless stage instruction tells us, was that
    • be conducted in their spirit. They refer to Euphorion who was
    • born in some spirit fashion, and jumps and hops about immediately
    •  Mystifications, Indian and may be
    • Thus all such explanations as rest on a basis of old
    • traditions are to be straightway excluded. On the contrary, an
    • explanation is demanded drawn from the depths of spirit-life.
    • is rich in word-construction in this poem, and that we must not
    • symbolic explanation is discouraged. The demand is that the
    • explanation of Faust is to depend on the faithful discipleship
    • out of direct spirit-life. If we want to compare the presentation
    • consistent in his presentation, although some things in Part II are
    • beings. We find him withdrawn from all physical vision, veiled in
    • forcefully we are told what direction Faust's soul takes in order
    • ‘The sun-orb sings, in emulation,
    •  His path predestined through Creation
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    • you a kind of survey of human evolution on the earth, that may
    • when we can see already in preparation events of extraordinary
    • importance for the whole civilisation of humanity, every
    • configuration, the present make-up of the human soul arisen?
    • How has it come about through the long course of evolution?’
    • thought about the evolution of man and of mankind. It is
    • soul-constitution which man has to-day was also possessed by
    • be admitted that modifications may have occurred in detail, yet
    • see man in his animal imperfection as a kind of higher
    • ape-being. Such is approximately the usual conception of
    • such a conception, we do not take the trouble to observe the
    • important differences that exist in the soul-constitution of a
    • deeper when we compare the constitution of soul in the human
    • Oriental world of which the Greek civilisation was, in a sense,
    • a kind of colony, we find there a disposition of soul utterly
    • perception of some ten years ago. Now try and understand
    • let us jump a long way back in human evolution, and consider
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    • to gain a correct view of the historical evolution of humanity
    • when one takes into consideration the totally different
    • conditions of mind and soul that prevailed during the
    • define the Asiatic period of evolution, the genuine ancient
    • took place in ancient Asia in connection with these peoples was
    • under the influence of a condition of soul accustomed and
    • Oriental evolution this localised memory passed over into
    • rhythmic memory, and I showed how with the Greek evolution that
    • evolution (we are now speaking of what may rightly be called
    • dependent than in later times on the character and constitution
    • that knows no connection with the circulation of the blood. Man
    • experienced in the rhythm of the breath, in the circulation of
    • experience man had of his relation to the world about him, to
    • stream of evolution. To an Oriental, the world around him which
    • we to-day call our physical environment, was the lowest portion
    • wherein according to our method of cognition we to-day place
    • must remember that the present-day conception of things that we
    • processes of Nature in this way, in their connection with
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    • human evolution, prehistoric as well as historic. In to-day's
    • human evolution the so-called Atlantean catastrophe which
    • described, five great successive epochs of civilisation,
    • have no trace in historical tradition, for the literature
    • We have already had to draw attention to the fact that during
    • relationship with the past; and not alone with his own personal
    • this connection we have not only to think of memorials that
    • constellations in the heavens served man as memorials,
    • especially in their recurrences and in the variations of these
    • recurrences. From the constellations man perceived how things
    • constitution of his being from the man of a later time, and
    • waking condition, bears the Ego and astral body within him
    • more important organisation than itself, namely, the astral
    • body and the Ego-organisation. You, of course, are familiar
    • with these connections. But an ancient humanity felt this fact
    • to the third epoch of Post-Atlantean civilisation, — the
    • downward with his physical and etheric bodies, had a connection
    • when man experienced a certain separation of his
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    • personalities how the historical evolution of the world runs
    • its course. If one seeks to come further in the direction of
    • connection with the entire Cosmos. The consciousness of this
    • had their part later in the historical evolution of the world
    • order now fully to understand the course of Earth evolution in
    • through a kind of Western Post-Atlantean initiation.
    • us first form an idea of the nature of such an initiation, that
    • turn to a place where echoes of the old Atlantean initiation
    • foundation of Christianity. And they are the Mysteries that in
    • able to receive the initiation he had to be strictly prepared;
    • the preparation that had to be undergone before entering
    • sense-perception. Then he was made aware of all the
    • the senses is an illusion, that what the senses give is
    • illusion, and that the truth conceals itself behind the
    • illusion, so that in fact true being is not accessible to man
    • through sense-perception.
    • Now, very likely you will say that this conviction you
    • tragedy that men of that time suffered in their preparation for
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    • ancient times Ephesus holds a unique position. You will
    • in the evolution of the West, I had to mention also this
    • civilisations sprang) in passing from the East to the West,
    • everywhere the impression: The priests of the Mysteries are
    • able, from their own vision, to reveal great and important
    • more are these Wise Men or Priests in a position to call forth
    • connection of the human being with the macrocosm was revealed
    • that I pictured for you yesterday, in connection with the
    • dominion, it was not only a physical impulse that came from
    • the whole of Nature. Here we have something in the relation of
    • Ephesus. There was still alive in men of that time a vision and
    • perception of the connection of the human being with the Spirit
    • of Nature. This connection they perceived in the following way.
    • to this conclusion: All around me I see displayed on every side
    • this slight connection with the Cosmos. Through the airy part
    • have a living connection with the great Universe, with the
    • say: I look back in the evolution of the world to an ancient
    • — and you will by this imagination call up again in your
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    • West in its relation to the East is the period that lies
    • expeditions of Alexander to Asia, is contained in the fact that
    • they form, as it were, the last Act in that civilisation of the
    • only traditions of the Mysteries, traditions and
    • divinely-inspired civilisation. And four hundred years after
    • century, as far as initiation was then possible, by one of the
    • in the setting of the whole history of human evolution. If we
    • want to look back beyond this period into the earlier evolution
    • of vision and perception, a change that is very similar to one
    • of which we hear in another connection. Only we do not often
    • I had to describe the different worlds that come under consideration
    • for man. I described them as the physical world; a transition world
    • have to give a new orientation to our whole thought and
    • what came before the burning of Ephesus with the conceptions
    • surely is he in constant union through his soul with the
    • of the Mysteries, we have to see in the civilisation that has
    • on into our own time, a civilisation that has been formed on
    • help of his own conceptions and ideas. We may see a beginning
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    • incision into the historical evolution of mankind is the
    • transition from the evolution more particularly of the
    • Spiritual Soul. For we live in an age when the evolution of the
    • entirely bereft of true insight into the connections of the
    • of man and his constitution as physical man, we speak,
    • real substance of man's nature to these material abstractions
    • any true vision of the connection of man with the Universe.
    • Until the 14th or 15th century this vision and knowledge
    • man's connection with the Universe, little by little, died
    • up since the 15th century, know of the relation, let us say, of
    • scientist examines the plants in their chemical constitution
    • on the diseased human being. All this investigation however
    • knowledge of man on the foundation of historical insight, is
    • that we should learn to know again what is the real relation of
    • Until the time of the last great revolution in men's
    • was still a clear perception of the great difference that
    • combination with various other substances; magnesium is also
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    • descriptions of Nature, of relationships that can be observed
    • worlds and the revelations of the spiritual worlds in the
    • their whole nature and being into close connection with what is
    • with that to which our Goetheanum in its whole intention and
    • you again of these things, as it were in continuation of the
    • expression, although of course it is only a figure of speech to
    • even in external historical tradition, but that speaks with
    • Nature and in her smallest manifestations, and Whom we discover
    • true to say that an intimate relationship exists between good
    • human hearts and the good Gods, and this intimate relationship
    • further spiritual evolution was only possible if men became
    • expression of the Jealousy of the Gods. And then into this
    • but through spiritual means of communication. Notwithstanding
    • receive true Rosicrucian instruction. For the temples of the
    • action. And any man who was able to perceive the language of
    • conversation, wherein is shown once again — though in a
    • of the Gods lives and moves upon Earth. For the instructions of
    • this pupil would receive in all humility an instruction
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    • giving tentative indications concerning the future of
    • Western civilisation will continue to steer. When we think of
    • primitive in respect of understanding and conceptions of the
    • there sometimes arises, even in men to-day, a premonition that
    • indicated a remarkable premonition. It consisted in a
    • men. A kind of revolution is taking place in the Cosmos, the
    • course of historical evolution in order that hearts could be
    • opened for the reception of the spiritual impulses which have
    • This prompts the assertion that the impulses we ought rightly
    • bodies. During recent decades, explorations connected with the
    • the course of evolution the Guardian of the Threshold has been
    • in the form of historical tradition that things of the greatest
    • thoughtful human being, not as a visionary or as an ecstatic
    • schools, education and civilisation of to-day, with the
    • what a man has become through them in modern civilisation
    • and education means that he enters the spiritual world
    • experience during sleep. For if the condition that is
    • civilisation were to remain long enough under the sway of what
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    • kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach,
    • Switzerland. The translator and transcriptionist are unknown.
    • destruction by fire of the Goetheanum, which will remain
    • occasion to connect today's thoughts about the
    • anthroposophical knowledge and conception of the world with
    • this Goetheanum. But a connection is all I have in view; for
    • That dreadful calamity was just the occasion to bring to light
    • what fantastic notions there are in the world linked with all
    • done in it. It is said that the most frightful superstitions
    • inimical to religion were being practiced; and there is even
    • sketchily, the question: What is this Anthroposophy to which
    • spontaneous result of my devotion for more than four
    • decades to Goethe's world-conception, and to his whole
    • activity. Of course if anyone studies Goethe's world-conception
    • occasion to call the Dornach Building the
    • up actively his impulse-filled suggestions, and tries to gain
    • passed over humanity's evolution since Goethe's death —
    • stimuli of Goetheanism, if I may use the expression, this very
    • developing his conclusions, in a modest way.
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    • This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
    • A full insight into those relationships which we
    • and waking up; that is, the sleeping condition. Of course,
    • diagrammatically, the sleeping condition is well-known to you. That
    • condition that a man experiences the reality of what we discussed
    • condition, condition, man does not grasp the full reality of his
    • man by day; in his waking condition there only comes to his
    • If man were conscious in the sleeping condition, that is from going
    • could thus become conscious through his sleeping condition, he
    • the inner experiences during the sleep condition, he experience in
    • life he stands in intimate connection with what we must designate
    • this consciously during the waking condition; and that constitutes
    • the deception in man's waking condition. He remains aware only of
    • is the essential — that throughout the waking condition man
    • wake up in his sleep, if I may use that expression, he would not
    • friends we have in the constitution of our soul something which we
    • Intuition, therefore we feel ourselves as earthly human beings
    • evolution to the very end of Earth-life. In that way we can feel
    • Consciousness. There remains a kind of reflection of this
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    • Art and Practical Questions in the Light of Spiritual Science.
    • Art and Practical Questions in the Light of Spiritual Science.
    • It is published here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner
    • call destruction, or perhaps dissolution. And he
    • destruction, to dissolution; so that it seems quite natural
    • the concept of a connection during physical life between our
    • concept of destruction or dissolution. Were there only
    • destruction, by processes of dissolution. On this basis we
    • initiation gives us concerning man's so-called evolution
    • bring into them processes of dissolution, does fuller and
    • who has gone through initiation observes how consciousness
    • bound up with the fact that processes of destruction are
    • When we look at conscious life we look at destruction; and we
    • observing, that is, the processes of death and destruction.
    • previously pointed out that it is due to spiritual initiation
    • with what in earth-evolution should call up the fullest
    • have also called attention to how in more ancient times, when
    • manes knowledge proceeded more from his participation in the
    • sleeping condition of the earth, when his soul had to sink
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    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation
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    • Meditation and Concentration
    • certain considerations connected mainly with special
    • “The Problem of Death in Connection with the Artistic
    • we will turn our attention today to a more general
    • time: that all spiritual-scientific observation is won by
    • enter into direct union with the spiritual worlds.
    • Direct union
    • enter into relationship with the world, and in the sleeping
    • state all our will is concentrated on our connection with the
    • scientific activity as such, and its relation to the personal
    • strivings, which through meditation and concentration of
    • unity of the world? How they only find satisfaction when they
    • whole, as a unified formation; and those people who to a
    • unity, arrive at all possible abstractions in thought, while
    • of the opinion, in his pleasure, that this unitary principle
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    • We present this lecture here with the kind permission of the
    • foundation of morality and goodness lies at the bottom of the
    • evolution, in man's passage from incarnation to incarnation
    • foundation and that thereby what is evil, wrong and immoral
    • ever originated, and the question as to how evil became
    • possible in the course of evolution requires an answer. We
    • elementary moral instruction given to man in ancient
    • obliged to work from a moral foundation. In those places
    • in a position to go wrong in one of two directions; further,
    • these two lines of opposition are considered as being like
    • turn the scale in either of these directions. In the
    • tears him in pieces if he errs in this direction, but if, on
    • himself and tears himself away from his connection with
    • the whole, loses his connection with things. This was shown
    • man being continually able to strike out in two directions
    • action. If it were fitting for man always to observe the
    • err in one direction or another. But in this way the
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    • Tomorrow I shall begin my discussion of the problems related to
    • the connection of the spiritual scientific impulses with
    • cultural epoch, the karma of human vocation.
    • epoch. In relation to the spiritual interests of humanity, the
    • without effect. Are not his works known? Has not an edition of
    • of the scientific world conception in such a way that he
    • [*Except when noted otherwise, quotations of
    • Goethe's works are from translations by Ann Swanwick.]
    • reflections, let us, then, bring up before our mind's eye the
    • we wish to study human life in connection with the important
    • question of destiny, if we study the questions of karma, we
    • conditions clearly of much meaning for his life. The family of
    • He had traveled in Italy and representations of important Roman
    • creations, about which he liked to talk, hung on all the walls
    • relations to the tones. This indicates how Goethe was to be
    • orientation of his life. As he grows in childhood, he is just
    • as strongly inclined to follow with complete absorption the
    • become entangled in varied situations through which he
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    • present worlds if we wish to answer questions regarding his
    • history, and I will associate reflections with it that are
    • contemplation of it. Therefore, let us not be annoyed if the
    • connections with our special questions, which we shall
    • are due to the adoption of the principle, “After a thing,
    • observation of human life we have not yet come to reject this
    • Such conclusions are frequently drawn when people say: A thing
    • description of this life shining above ordinary humanity, that
    • youthful impressions according to the principle that, because
    • the scientific sphere, this superstition has been sharply
    • occupation of Frankfurt, he saw how the famous
    • productions and employed painters there. Goethe thus came into
    • more than a child. His later inclination to art is thus glibly
    • traced to these youthful impressions. To be sure, in his case
    • aspiration to know the truth in natural phenomena? Do we not
    • finds in his father's collections and place them on a music
    • this orientation of the mind to what lives and weaves as spirit
    • incarnation worked with special force.
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    • reflections from another point of departure. In spiritual
    • sense, and approach it from various points and directions. When
    • that may become a profound riddle in the evolution of humanity.
    • This is so even when we take into consideration repeated lives
    • on earth and include them in our deliberation of the molding of
    • that of each individual and ask ourselves: What conclusion can
    • question can be answered only when we observe life somewhat
    • keep unprejudiced reflections out of touch with them. This
    • the description we generally give in spiritual science is that
    • ego. In explaining the alternation between waking and sleeping,
    • the full reality in this description. We can never encompass
    • the full reality in just one description, and thus we exhaust
    • vivid activity in the rest of the human organization. It is,
    • organization is subjected to a far stronger influence of the
    • that the action that the ego and astral body bring to bear upon
    • perception, which is primarily connected with the head;
    • it is important to grasp correctly the connection of the
    • unified organization, and it is really sheer nonsense,
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    • Someone might say that the spiritual scientific reflections
    • touching on the problem of vocation are among the least
    • period all human relationships will be essentially modified in
    • mission in the evolution of earth could be carried out almost
    • instinctively; that is, when he received by inspiration the
    • direction into which he had to go.
    • sure, there was a compensation for this limitation of freedom.
    • conditions in ancient times were such that those who were then
    • with what was willed by beings who guide life from regions
    • extraterrestrial relationships. The consciousness of these
    • who guided the earth from extraterrestrial regions, and what
    • action.
    • with the earthly thoughts that gave expression to the cosmic
    • remain in a particularly worthy position and who should be
    • leading position in ancient government or priestly life.
    • transition from the ancient, quite definite conditions in which
    • more chaotic conditions. Everything tends to be handed over
    • the will of the cosmos shall penetrate earthly conditions in
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    • these reflections on the segment of human life that is formed
    • by, or associated with, a vocation, you will have seen that it
    • into consideration. We must bear in mind that everything that
    • special comment is in order here if, in the word vocation, we
    • other words, what is called the vocation of an individual must
    • as his official position. It is obvious that all sorts of
    • confusion would result if we directed our attention to what
    • someone represents in his or her official position and subject
    • this to the point of view of vocational life represented here.
    • vocation within an official position causes the most complex
    • karmic threads may, after a fashion, also weave into their
    • vocational karmas.
    • transformed, but the things we must mention here relative to
    • vocational karma are by no means the sole determinants in
    • placing a person in this or that position in life. We know that
    • today vocational karma is crossed in many ways by the karma of
    • entire ranks and classes of human beings. The ambition, vanity,
    • he or she occupies a position in life within a group. All of
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    • have seen how involved the more profound questions of destiny
    • we proceed further, therefore, permit me to draw your attention
    • misunderstandings arise. A certain observation may frequently
    • have mentioned in a different connection, Friedrich Theodor
    • Aesthetics, and describes with loving devotion the life
    • Permit me to mention him here simply as an example of some
    • things that we desire to consider in connection with the
    • question of human destiny; we could just as well select another
    • is that at the very beginning attention is called to the fact
    • such defects in the educational system are mentioned.
    • just the education that would keep it for a time from seeing a
    • education, demanding that much more natural science be
    • the scientists: “You yourselves experienced these conditions —
    • cruelty in descriptions and representations. We observe it in
    • magic, of course, but to our present civilization. Much today
    • only by paying attention to such things; it is achieved in no
    • relationships of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch do exist
    • without taking into consideration that what appears in the form
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  • Title: Karma of Vocation: Lecture VII
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    • He shows how destiny works into our routine vocational activity and how
    • of humanity, in order to cast light on the direct relation to
    • our present considerations is to attain a spiritual scientific
    • understanding of the position of the individual human being in
    • practical, even vocational, life.
    • On The Karma of Vocation
    • sense much that is related to the questions we are
    • world in any vocation is by no means something to be set aside
    • vocation, none of which is to be considered more prosaic or
    • of vocation, a knowledge of the significance of the immediate
    • life, may truly dawn upon us through such reflections. It is
    • precisely the mission of our spiritual scientific endeavors not
    • not revel in comforting conceptions, but will take in those that will
    • called your attention to a significant fact that may, in a
    • role if only those whose mission is to cultivate learning are
    • the vocations a person is destined to have also mention
    • those things related to the future vocation of a person just
    • its mind to a recognition of repeated earth lives and the
    • incarnations. People talk about heredity, but a correct opinion
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  • Title: Karma of Vocation: Lecture VIII
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    • present considerations will impress us with their deeper and
    • get into the habit of forming opinions about this or that, not
    • opinion, paying no attention to the fact that the world may be
    • example, a kind of illustration of what I mean. We are now
    • certain harshness in the expression of his life. He was
    • and his profession was that of a merchant. His harshness may be
    • dedicated the book to him, saying expressly in the dedication,
    • and, in addition, learned drawing, perspective, and the like
    • no true connection. Then he turned to philosophy. In those days
    • instruction for him with the money he earned with sweat and
    • through a book that was published containing a description of a
    • although he had already succeeded in attracting attention to
    • mention the following authenticated fact; it was related by a
    • had little time to pay attention to the impulses of his heart.
    • striving to gain more free time to devote to inventions and
    • pretty good translation, a letter that he wrote to obtain a
    • more fitting position at the court of the Grand Duke. He writes
    • to write me in such friendly fashion about circumstances of
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  • Title: Karma of Vocation: Lecture IX
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    • Christian foundation, but without understanding it correctly,
    • sections. One of them takes its course between birth and death.
    • death, the other section of his life begins; he or she ascends
    • without understanding, that his own foundation is that of
    • be unusually advanced in their Christian conception will
    • or, as it is said, into a kind of paganism. In their opinion it
    • is precisely the mission of contemporary man to place nothing
    • mediation of angels, archangels, and so forth. Many people
    • mediation, face to face with their god.
    • may hear this objection raised against spiritual science from
    • many directions. It indicates that in those very circles there
    • at all the question of whether the human being imagines he has
    • a conception of his god, but whether he really does have such a
    • conception. From our point of view, we must ask what the
    • conception is that those individuals really hold when they say,
    • “We do not wish any mediation by other spirits but will ascend
    • by such men? Do they really have a conception of God when they
    • is not the conception they hold, but rather something quite
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    • we seek the answer to the question to which we referred in the
    • relationship with the Christ today, the objection is made by
    • many that a number of human beings already have a relationship
    • with Him. I have spoken frequently about this objection, and we
    • know that it is invalid. On more careful consideration, it
    • turns out to be a thoroughly egoistic objection that can be
    • mine.” But in general, humanity's relation to the Christ-Being
    • answer to this objection can be given by everyone by saying
    • that a basic element in the confession of Christ must be the
    • possessions, it can never be done in His name. It is possible
    • apply himself solely in egoistic fashion to his own creed.
    • Certainly, but then no attenion is paid to the fact that the
    • primarily concerns human society. We will now have to mention
    • something that may draw our attention to what is essential in
    • shall discover a contradiction of a view that is generally
    • argumentation since it is justifiable and must first be
    • evolution of the earth. But, as we know, everything that occurs
    • illusion; that is, it does not belong to the real and eternal,
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    • he must do so out of wider cosmic connections. The pettiness of
    • connections, to enlighten himself about the impulses, the
    • necessary to hark back to the conditions through which
    • of the whole course of evolution, the whole evolution of man.
    • and after the Mystery of Golgotha. Naturally one condition
    • consider the mood, the condition of man's soul, before the
    • thoughts they are harboring in these reflections they have to
    • superstition to think as the modern physicist
    • was the manifestation of unified goodness, the active centre
    • expression of the Good and of Helios, the physical Sun. Thus,
    • knew, veneration of the Sun was one with veneration of the
    • of course, it was necessary to have the constitution of soul
    • existing at that time. But this constitution of soul
    • Golgotha — 747 the actual date of the Foundation of Rome.
    • At the time of the Foundation of Rome the old possibility was
    • element' comes into human evolution. The Greeks, for
    • instance, preserved in the whole of their world-conception
    • the wisdom and perception of Greece, but into the wisdom and
    • perception of Rome, has it happened that knowledge of the
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    • significant conceptions that must be gained concerning the
    • separation between the three members of man's nature is not
    • is, as you saw yesterday, a young formation (see small yellow
    • formation whereas the head itself is an old physical
    • formation, a physical form-being. For the head, what is
    • man during sleep it remains in close connection with the
    • is practically no real separation between the sleeping and
    • waking conditions. One definitely cannot say that the
    • the breathing man. The division here is not so simple as in
    • belongs to the breast man. Thus the partition in reality is
    • the old Sun — the second stage of earth-evolution. Our
    • head, in all its complicated formation, would not be as it is
    • the old Sun-evolution. Thus they are actually old, primeval
    • cosmically at our formation, in our heats-forces we are
    • earth evolution, and in so far as we are extremity man we
    • bear in us the seed of the Venus evolution. This is regarded
    • the human individuality as it progresses from incarnation to
    • incarnation. Then we have to say: what in this incarnation we
    • previous incarnation; what we now bear in us as breast-man is
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    • Certain questions will increasingly
    • are many such questions, and today I should like, out of all
    • questions belong those, for instance, raised in the course of
    • to old age and then die — concerning this fact questions
    • inner reflection. Yet in human life these are burning
    • questions; and surely anyone can feel that infinitely much in
    • to these questions: why do some human beings die early, some
    • ideas, concepts, with which to answer these questions up to
    • mind of those times, the solution to such questions as are
    • here mentioned. What today we call science cannot connect the
    • right meaning with these questions and has no idea that there
    • time indicated, all conceptions related to spiritual and
    • conceptions remain that are connected with man's transitory
    • attention to how in all the old world-conceptions they spoke
    • is spoken of in our modern materialistic world-conception has
    • representation we form of the world. It is not taken
    • all our physical representations of the world, in what is
    • illusion, Maya.
    • fundamentally this kind of representation of the Sun that
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  • Title: Threefold Order II: Lecture 1: Influence of the human will upon the course of economic life
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    • course of economic life.Emancipation of the money-market
    • from the goods-market.Returns on production or
    • needs of consumption aseconomic starting points. Necessary
    • action, any direct human intervention, being able to effect
    • anything towards the betterment of social conditions. More
    • declining phase of economic conditions; until again a sort of
    • to the exclusion of all intervention from the human will. It
    • make such ideas too the basis of social action. In the eyes
    • pointed out in my "Roots of the Social Question", that it is
    • to bow down to a world-conception which from first to last is
    • more materialistically, — the only world-conception
    • materialist world-conception as in an infallible gospel, and
    • world. The first, necessary foundation for spiritual science
    • to the careful consideration of actual facts, then he is in a
    • position to carry this training on into practical every-day
    • by studying the economic conditions that went before it, in
    • they then attempt to find in these conditions, that went
    • mind with all sorts of nebulous notions, and becomes in the
    • They then, through all sorts of business manipulations,
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    • wide a discussion as possible of the particular subjects
    • intimated to me, that an important question at this moment is
    • this question of propaganda was represented to me as being of
    • point out once more, that, in face of the general situation
    • throughout the world to-day, it can really not be a question
    • attention to the fact, that with our propaganda we have met
    • understanding. And the actual questions of economic life too
    • question of economic life for instance, which was discussed
    • by me not once but many times: and that was the question of
    • this question of price-adjustment is a cardinal one;
    • process there are of course other questions, but that even
    • such questions as wages, and the like, are not the primary
    • the basis of the price-question; that a quite
    • economic combinations; and this must be the standard
    • to which economic relations are adjusted. There can be
    • I used to take for discussion a concrete question of this
    • questions from the regulation party shibboleths; and then
    • they gradually stayed away; and one of the cardinal questions
    • cannot help thinking, in comparison, of an occasion I had,
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture I: Free Will, Immortality
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    • with the Western Esoteric Tradition. Their precise, objective presentation
    • are an updating and application of this tradition to the psychic and
    • questions can be discussed in conjunction with each
    • get anywhere with questions which lie so close to the efforts
    • something like free decision at the root of human action, a not
    • other considerations show that it is possible to say as much
    • in these lectures here — seeks to clarify these questions
    • path that has to be followed to arrive at a conception of the
    • conclusions on the basis of these findings. The scientist of
    • Such questions as we have before us today are of particular
    • questions of human self-knowledge.
    • where they can obtain no information.
    • have to admit that for such questions as we are considering
    • today, questions that concern human self-knowledge above all,
    • than a help. Therefore by way of introduction let me give you
    • Serious and well-intentioned scientists have constantly
    • is bound to miss the way that would lead to a solution, not
    • embracing the nervous system and the soul, a dissertation on
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture II: The Historical Evolution of Humanity
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    • HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF HUMANITY
    • Goethe's observation of human beings and of humanity led
    • significant conclusion that “the most valuable thing
    • that this conclusion was really not at all stupid. Nor, judging
    • apply to its own historical evolution, was it in any way
    • shortsighted. And yet, despite this — was this conclusion
    • can still be mentioned. It concerns a professor of history at a
    • which he said that a study of the historical evolution of
    • of historical observation by Friedrich Schiller when he took up
    • has the impression that Schiller believed he could arrive at
    • conclusions in his study of history that in a sense rise to a
    • this conclusion there followed the events of the French
    • Revolution and all that it brought with it. And if we
    • us take one or two examples by way of introduction to see
    • assumptions that lie close at hand.
    • two nations are quite different in character. The one is the
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture III: The Supersensible Being of Man
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    • are an updating and application of this tradition to the psychic and
    • serious investigation of man has always taken as its starting
    • point the recognition that his being is spiritual. For it is
    • the senses and bound by the normal operation of the human
    • the spiritual evolution of humanity who, through tremendous
    • situation which prevents the recognition of what the being of
    • audience tried to put itself into the position of thinking the
    • Goethe always studied these questions concerning the theory of
    • position. Despite this, anyone beginning to investigate the
    • raises questions that lead man away from his real being. In his
    • if I may use a somewhat crude expression — we can no more
    • understanding any investigation of the super-sensible
    • I shall just mention a few things to characterize what is
    • detailed description of how the thinking is handled in my book,
    • thinking by meditation (the various kinds of meditation
    • and concentration are described in the books mentioned above),
    • ordinary life and science is not suitable for the investigation
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture IV: Nature of Anthroposophy
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    • confused, chaotic condition and human souls have lost their
    • distinctions, Anthroposophy is often reckoned among such
    • supersensory worlds, up to the comprehension of those
    • the human soul are concerned, the longing for the comprehension
    • of the eternal in the human soul and of the relation of this
    • soul to the divine, spiritual foundations of existence.
    • foundations, it had to develop — since it is
    • strength in action, and for faith in mankind and its destiny.
    • we use the methods of scientific research, observation of the
    • results of observation and experiment, and find in this way the
    • come to the conviction that this research has its limits. It
    • regions which are beyond the sense world. You know that there
    • are certain philosophical speculations, through which thought
    • theory. No harmonious, satisfactory conception of the
    • inner contemplation, where the soul seeks to turn and to
    • the illusions into which such mystics often fall. Anyone who
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture V: Mystery of the Human Being
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    • Historical Evolution of Humanity and the Science of Spirit.
    • the way it functions the life process must be so
    • their condition in life or a lack of interest, very easily fall
    • the great questions of life take on a new character in each
    • outer conditions of life change from epoch to epoch, how new
    • needs, new questions arise about the way we live. This also
    • happens within the soul, which in its search for a solution to
    • solution. In this age that has been with us for three or four
    • conditions, in this age there are also questions about the
    • spirit or anthroposophy seeks to approach the solution of the
    • lecture to mention everything that would be necessary
    • its origin from religion or mystical movements — although
    • the world, connected with what is happening in the evolution of
    • is just in connection with such an approach that the question
    • ourselves an answer derived from preconceived opinions, or from
    • century, for a solution to the great mysteries of man were
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    • must speak for itself. An explanation of any kind is not in
    • groups of individuals in reciprocal relationships and
    • positions. These movements are not mere gestures, nor are
    • perception which is at the same time “sensible”
    • expression of Goethe. But in speech those inner movements,
    • is the function of the larynx and the other organs of speech
    • to bring into expression, are arrested as they arise and are
    • world-conception. The following rather abstract remarks about
    • conception to cover all organisms — can be applied to
    • organic functions and development and then transformed into
    • obvious, of course, that there will be opposition to an Art
    • unfamiliar, but this opposition will all disappear in the
    • movement of the arms, for instance, and a certain emotion of
    • That which comes into expression in speech, in song, in
    • speech, such as recitation, or declamation. The poem is
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    • Social Questions and their Spiritual Background,
    • Differentation of Primeval Wisdom into East, Middle, West.
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    • Differentation of
    • what are usually understood as the connections of nature are
    • interchange, the inter-relation between man and the world.
    • speaks of the connections of nature, it is, as a rule, merely
    • the mineral connections in nature to which one refers. To
    • only mention that human beings, with reference to their
    • external knowledge, their external cognition, will become
    • necessities, unless they can rise in their own evolution to
    • the production of a higher knowledge, through the very effort
    • of their own Will. And in the future it is a question of
    • ordinary education customary to-day.
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    • Connection with the Planet Earth and with the Stars Above,
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    • different considerations we have brought forward, you can
    • noticeable — that as inner connection exists between the
    • point of view this connection between man and the entire
    • man has passed his life on earth in a succession of
    • incarnations. These successive incarnations bring him to a
    • far more inward connection with his own planet, as such than
    • connection with the Earth, signifies also certain
    • relationships with other beings, because, my dear friends,
    • of the Cosmos is finally, merely the expression of certain
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    • intentions go, can still lie in what has already happened and
    • touched upon here. This keynote is meant as an indication
    • valuable information and inspiration which he has repeatedly
    • acknowledged in public. In addition, however, he informed me
    • facts of the case He has no dis8rimination about the way in
    • writing in a living connection with those who would be able
    • taken from real conditions. In it there is a thorough
    • recognition of the ruling spirit of the age. And as to the
    • out, the lecturer°s own opinions being thrown in the
    • conditions should flow into our present materialistic age.
    • Otherwise it will not be possible for the connection to be
    • pure illusion. It may well he that here or there
    • consist? It consists in the passions being so quickly aroused
    • have to say things that immediately arouse the passions of
    • ordering - up flares the Marxist's love of aggression (shared
    • objections is certainly not very different. One just has to
    • matters are concerned the question has to be asked: Whence
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    • come to the absolutely firm conviction that in the very
    • illustration and so shall give no name. It says that this man
    • say that he had got certain useful information from my book
    • the lecture should, in his opinion, have been different
    • theoretically. This man really hast no perception of the true
    • manipulation or application of the thing. If I sit in Dornach
    • relationship with those who can,and who would be able to
    • as the result of a vital connection, a relationship wherein
    • give their personal opinions to their hearere. But a man who
    • rather a matter of having a living, vital conception cf the
    • question of outward similerity in the words and sentences is
    • into our present day materialism. Otherwise the connection of
    • Well, now, wherein consists the real corruption of the
    • its evolution, spiritual forces are working. It is quite
    • into the social order can any true reconstruction come about.
    • At once the desire for attack, for aggression, which is
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    • world,is to try to obtain information through comparison of
    • with the mission of our epoch, attain with earlier stages of
    • portion of Europe was comprised — namely his own land and
    • what bordered on it, a part of Asia and a portion of Africa,
    • and that beyond this definitely limited region, the world was
    • Greek can be called (although the expression is naturally
    • rather rough and ready, as such expressions always are
    • about the consciousness of humanity in the forward evolution
    • panorama. The Copernican world-conception arose, and men have
    • The Copernican-Newtonian world-conception is, in its
    • world. Now, for every really thinking man, the question must
    • outside the territorial region comprised with in his
    • have been invented about all kinds of gravitational forces
    • years, from the standpoint of spiritual science, the question
    • of observations. And you will realise since there is no
    • physical means that such an investigation can only come to
    • do to-day. The mathematical-mechanical conception yields no
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  • Title: Man and Nature: Intellect in Man and Nature Bereft of the Gods
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    • tendency to reject spiritual conceptions and occupy himself
    • will be saved to man for all eternity without any action
    • progressive evolution; that is to say, when he unites with
    • been living through the phase of evolution in which, as he
    • have no connection with existence as it actually is. Neither
    • convention to imagine that man's life of soul is
    • a world of pictures having no essential connection with
    • effect it has upon a conception of the universe to see,
    • course of evolution, just as the oyster sheds its shell. But
    • contemplation of the external world alone. Let us not imagine
    • spiritual evolution in the Past.
    • man is a residue of divine-spiritual evolution was Philip
    • Mainländer whose philosophy of self-destruction was born
    • connection with external Nature, you may ask: Where then, are
    • within the organs — if I may use this expression. The
    • continue its evolution is the soul and Spirit permeating the
    • inner organisation of man. This will constitute the future.
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    • unknown, as is the date of publication. From Bn/GA 271.
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    • unknown, as is the date of publication.
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    • Its Realisation Through Art
    • had, in connection with art, in the way we like to relate
    • evolution is in question we speak of “original
    • singular. But it seems to me that in connection with a
    • perceptive feeling for art and the creations of art it is
    • these is the copying, the reproduction of the physical, that
    • hardly get beyond a refined form of illustration, imitation
    • It is due, however, to a kind of possession — possession
    • world-conception poetically, or through pictorial art, is not
    • justification for existence. For in face of a purely
    • realistic world-conception art must exhibit all manner of
    • unreality and into it must play many of the illusions of
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    • is unknown, as is the date of publication. From Bn/GA 271.
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    • is unknown, as is the date of publication.
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    • The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the
    • connection exists between the impulses inherent in artistic
    • imagination, artistic creative power and appreciation, and
    • whence artistic imagination receives its impulses, such
    • that certain gifted artists whose creations suggest a kind of
    • something like seership in the functioning of their creative
    • imagination. Writers of fairy-tales or other artists who try
    • visions that come to him, it is legitimate to speak of
    • of resemblance between artistic creation, artistic
    • imagination and the conscious vision that can function in the
    • essentials of the connection between artistic imagination and
    • clairvoyant vision of the spiritual world. For what we mean
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    • THE FOUNDATION
    • Practice spirit contemplation
    • Into earthly evolution;
    • Other versions of this Meditation:
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    • meditation exist in the original German — a verbal and a
    • printed one. The version translated here is the one recited by Rudolf
    • other version
    • 1924, does not mention the spiritual hierarchies, and is entirely in
    • Steiner explained this apparent contradiction as follows:
    • decision to publish the verses of the 1923 laying of the Foundation
    • hierarchies by making the salutation more abstract. He wanted this
    • toned-down version to be the one used exclusively within members'
    • years later, and after both versions have been published in book
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    • have to be said on the subject of the connection of man's being with
    • time human beings are living through incarnations in which they can
    • our time these members are held together without our intervention. Nowadays,
    • easy-going minds can still speak with irritation about the complicated
    • saying this. But they say it under the influence of the Luciferic temptation
    • under a delusion. Times will come when knowledge, and knowledge alone
    • civilisation for that age in the future when the human being will have
    • to know how to maintain the cohesion of the different parts of his being
    • of the metaporphosis of the body of the preceding incarnation. The body
    • of the present incarnation, that is to say, the body with the exclusion
    • of the head, will become the head of the next incarnation, after we
    • We can therefore picture man's progress through incarnation as follows:
    • into the head of the next incarnation. Once again he will receive the
    • body of the next incarnation from the Earth. The head disappears,
    • of man, with the exclusion of those of the head, are transformed during
    • the head of the new incarnation. In our present incarnation we have,
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    • foundation of morality and goodness lies at the bottom of the
    • evolution, in man's passage from incarnation to incarnation
    • foundation and that thereby what is evil, wrong and immoral
    • ever originated, and the question as to how evil became
    • possible in the course of evolution requires an answer. We
    • elementary moral instruction given to man in ancient
    • obliged to work from a moral foundation. In those places
    • in a position to go wrong in one of two directions; further,
    • these two lines of opposition are considered as being like
    • turn the scale in either of these directions. In the
    • tears him in pieces if he errs in this direction, but if, on
    • himself and tears himself away from his connection with
    • the whole, loses his connection with things. This was shown
    • man being continually able to strike out in two directions
    • action. If it were fitting for man always to observe the
    • err in one direction or another. But in this way the
    • both these extremes. In the course of evolution, evil became
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    • Reflections on the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • about this Mystery on many occasions in our more intimate
    • human earth evolution.
    • way only when we allow our soul perception to contemplate two
    • evolutionary streams of human earthly existence: namely, first,
    • that part of the entire evolution of mankind which
    • primeval epochs of the earth evolution of humanity during which
    • and from other descriptions
    • the most ancient periods of human evolution. It would, of
    • certainly was quite a different sort of relationship. What
    • called forth in man the consciousness that in the region above
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    • requisite preliminary knowledge. Other opinions will be in
    • so far disregarded, as the authors of the works in question
    • are not willing to take them as a basis for discussion.
    • CHRISTIANITY IN THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN MANKIND
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    • Christianity in the Evolution of Modern
    • lecture given here on more complicated questions of
    • reincarnation that, with further progress in the
    • questions of reincarnation, of re-embodiment.
    • a leading place in the earth's human evolution. We have to
    • distinguish in the course of our earth evolution those leading
    • reincarnations, re-embodiments, during the succeeding
    • incarnations, and still have long distances to travel in
    • rapidly, who, one might say, have utilized their incarnations
    • path in our earth evolution as the rest of humanity; they
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    • there will also be interruptions here and there throughout the lecture.
    • question that has been announced for today's topic, a question
    • education the objection that questions so bereft of discovery
    • satisfied to let such questions remain within traditional
    • perception and feeling on the fingers. This is the familiar
    • as those that we want to deal with today, questions of the
    • acquisition of such knowledge so as to set the sights overall
    • on the expectation of the knowledge itself. One must ask
    • whether the insight, the inner realization, will stop within
    • different cognitive perception ought to be gained or not. So
    • perception, allow me next to make a comparison. I do not from
    • drive us to our actions, and in everything that we do from
    • deeper soul questions this hypothetical view: Yes, is it not
    • a question, as an entirely hypothetical question. The same
    • entire soul constitution a different person. Each intellectual
    • nothing else the human being can use in relation to his soul
    • constitution than what is already there; this he can try to
    • merely engage in philosophical speculations about it. That is
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    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • meant as an introduction. The aim is to acquaint the
    • science, for example, our relation to the spiritual world,
    • evolution and destination, the riddle of birth and death, the
    • problems of education. During the winter lectures, the scope
    • of spiritual investigation will become apparent. These
    • yet also have a connection with the rest. The title of the
    • may sound rather sensational, but it is in fact a subject
    • that points to significant aspects of humanity's evolution,
    • Know About Theosophy?”; and a lecture about religion,
    • aspect. The results of spiritual-scientific investigation can
    • As I said, today's lecture is to serve as an introduction to
    • by spiritual-scientific investigation, and the significance
    • reputation. Many people regard Theosophy as something
    • fantastic with no relation to facts, something that belongs
    • undermine its reputation. However, today we are concerned
    • scientific pursuits, or those that simply feel that solution
    • to significant questions can be found in modern science, see
    • religion from Theosophy, or they fear that if they accept it,
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • commentators usually provide curious interpretations of this passage.
    • Faust. The oldest version of the Faust legend
    • the very thing he abhors? The only reasonable interpretation
    • supposition must be that the representative of the powers of
    • premonition that if someone gains power over an individual's
    • evaluation of the sagas and myths handed down since ancient
    • poetical expressions of a nation's soul. The poetic soul of a
    • nation is nothing but a fantasy product of donnish
    • something very much more profound than mere invention. When
    • will be the subject of a later lecture, though an indication
    • at the significance of blood in human evolution and its role
    • in cultural life. However, our discussion will not be from a
    • that originated within the civilization of ancient Egypt,
    • trivial explanations of this saying are to be found, but the
    • senses, far from being complete in itself, is a manifestation
    • expression of the spiritual world above it. The physical
    • but is a kind of physiognomic expression of the soul and
    • recognizes them as an expression of the soul and spirit
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • has a close connection with the two succeeding discourses
    • times, it features as one of the foremost questions.
    • a member of Dionysus
    • Dionysus was the god of wine and fertility.
    • retinue, answers the question, What is best for man? by saying:
    • creation, where knowledge of good and evil is intimately
    • foundation; the next lecture will show that it is possible to
    • dawning consciousness of a different connection, namely, a
    • connection between suffering and ennoblement. Here suffering
    • always been aware of this connection; and that leads us to
    • science the connection between suffering and spirituality
    • compassion for the tragic hero and sorrow that such suffering
    • salvation through Christ Jesus. It may strike us that,
    • with ridicule and derision. Let us now imagine two persons,
    • other who sees the situation in caricature. It is no mere
    • that compassion leads to understanding of the other, whereas
    • wit, and power of observation and imagination, than we learn
    • physical material creation, as a kind of flower growing from
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • characteristic of today's literature that it hardly mentions
    • evil. Materialism may appear to have explanations for
    • from investigations of animals, and as all differences are
    • connection between human beings' essential nature and evil?
    • comprehension of evil. We must look at how human beings
    • thereby seek to discover the task, the mission of evil in the
    • through exercises in meditation and concentration, a person
    • spiritual vision, for the new clairvoyance is the fruit of
    • higher stage of evolution, they become the leaders and guides
    • mission and passed over into another embodiment. A new
    • creators and leaders of human evolution, were once at the
    • like ours. Earth evolution represents the cosmos of love; the
    • hidden, permeates the foundation of earth existence;
    • thigh bone. Here we find the perfect solution to the problem:
    • body, though it will do so in the course of evolution. The
    • characteristic of physical nature is wisdom; the evolution of
    • mistakes of nature incapable of evolution. Just as love
    • who attain the goal of earth evolution will bring love over
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
    • everyone. Knowledge of human nature and problems of education
    • benefit more from spiritual research than education, because
    • speculation, but on what is discovered through the higher
    • about this description of the ether body, just as it is not
    • all kinds of passions, lower as well as higher, and also of
    • it and condition a person's destiny and character were given
    • deeply into their mysterious connection with the astral world
    • creation. This name can only be applied to himself; it
    • divine spark. The designations of everything else we share
    • person the crown of creation. This fourfold entity has always
    • free in all directions. Up to then an entity of like nature
    • should, according to spiritual science, avoid all education
    • is a violation of laws according to which human beings
    • feelings already mentioned, and also of the ability to
    • develops, and an independent relation to the surrounding
    • principles of education are required in the various life
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • People who speak like that have no notion of the arrogance
    • the words imply, nor of the fact that a solution to the
    • riddle does exist, but a solution they fail to
    • to answer the specific question, How can illness and death be
    • illness and health; we must confine ourselves to the question
    • solution to the question concerning death. Nowadays these
    • do we see any connection with illness.
    • connected with actions done for egoistic or selfish reasons,
    • in contrast to impartial, objective actions. Here we must
    • endowed with its own inclinations, and its own impulses to
    • action. They also saw that to the independent personality
    • sometimes to the opposite. However, the modification must not
    • can be readily understood even today. This explanation is
    • ages, thinkers searching for a world conception have
    • solutions have been offered. We cannot go into a historical
    • survey of these solutions; it must suffice to mention just
    • arrive at any other conclusion than: “Basically death
    • is the consolation for life, and life the consolation for
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • Education and Spiritual Science
    • our mind's eye mankind's whole evolution. Only then can we
    • understand the evolution of the individual, and guide the
    • young through education. At the center of education is the
    • education on the basis of human nature and a person's
    • evolution in general.
    • protection of the maternal body. Not until a certain stage of
    • is entirely new. Up to then his life is a repetition of
    • of evolution up to the present. And after birth, the child
    • repeats earlier human evolutionary epochs.
    • the Asiatic wars and their repercussions in Europe, and also
    • inner forces should be ennobled through religion, corresponds
    • to the twenty-first year, corresponds to the Reformation, and
    • on the whole a valuable spiritual foundation, but it must be
    • include the whole of a human being's evolutionary descent. A
    • and Steiner mentions it frequently.
    • those of today's most fertile imagination. Furthermore, an
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • science more than any other science is in a position to say
    • being ill. Furthermore, there is widespread confusion among
    • lay people as well as professionals, mainly because of the
    • descriptions are thought of as the reality. Megalomania,
    • persecution-mania, religious-mania are spoken of, but these
    • between old and modern world conceptions was the cause of
    • sought. All the medical professions can offer in this field
    • profession, for example, querulousness, religious
    • The question
    • itself in human nature? To answer this question we must turn
    • our attention to the four lower members of a person's being:
    • high level of initiation is reached can work on the physical
    • question, we must also bear in mind the fact of repeated
    • physical body, and all cravings and sensations sink into dark
    • oblivion. Only the physical and etheric bodies remain on the
    • first of all pass over into the condition called
    • “kamaloca” or the region of desire, where
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • which fostered spiritual knowledge. In the region where
    • all that person can do is talk glibly about reincarnation and
    • this connection Goethe's saying is apt: "Consider the what,
    • understood if, in moments of sorrow or happiness, of devotion
    • and exaltation, or when life threatens to fall apart, a
    • person experiences the hope, strength and incentive to action
    • as the expression of soul-spiritual universal life. Just as
    • the expression of the soul and spirit in human beings, when
    • notions while declaring that all one needs is to be in tune
    • it has no connection with the physical. Wherever we find
    • following incident illustrates a common notion of what is
    • of conversation all over the town. As no natural explanation
    • manifestation. And indeed an explanation was soon
    • the light happened to be noticed. Investigation of such
    • meaningless suppositions was pointless. The most significant
    • spiritual manifestations are to be found in the objects and
    • become decision and action. Someone who is knowledgeable
    • become an inner force. Through his contemplation and exact
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • earnest self-introspection. And indeed it expresses one of
    • mission of the eyes is to forget their inner being and
    • higher self — the light. The situation is the same in
    • aspects of an individual's nature into consideration, let us
    • At every moment it prevents the chemical combinations from
    • individual now passes through a condition during which he
    • satisfaction is lacking. This indicates the nature of the
    • suffering thirst in a region for the length and breadth of
    • which there is no water. Instincts, cravings and passions are
    • organs are lacking through which satisfaction can be
    • obtained. That is why religion speaks of the ordeal by fire
    • physical body. Someone who has purified his passions already
    • will remain a long time in the region of burning thirst.
    • inherits do not determine his actions or his abilities; all
    • order to continue the purification of the being.
    • education that reach further completion in the second half.
    • destination ever more clearly, the working of these laws must
    • but their shape and function are inherent in them. It is of
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • to verify whether anything serious or rational ever existed
    • information.
    • the conclusion that it has consisted of nothing but idle
    • for the inner moral purification of the human soul. The
    • transformations represented symbolically how inner human
    • understood as being symbolic are met with the objection that
    • difficult to see the need of all these alchemical inventions,
    • such as the transformation of metals, simply to demonstrate
    • than further historical description, I shall give a factual
    • information about Rosicrucianism stems from two writings that
    • known as the Rosicrucians. These two publications were followed
    • by many others proffering all kinds of information about
    • Rosicrucian document, will find nothing exceptional in them.
    • of distortions through charlatanry, fraud, incomprehension
    • seldom accurate information.
    • is one of the methods whereby what is called "initiation" can
    • be attained. What initiation is has often been a subject of
    • discussion in our circles To be initiated means that
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • with mysticism, as we shall do in today's consideration, will
    • easily give rise to objections based on the misconception
    • objections will be directed against mysticism as such.
    • look at Richard Wagner's relation to art on the one hand and
    • mysticism on the other. The objection can be made that Wagner
    • be mentioned. Such an objection is so obvious that anyone
    • Wagner spoke about. That would make a discussion on any issue
    • subsequently discovered. Therefore, the objection should not
    • other objections concerned with mysticism, the fact is that
    • objections are invalid, let us proceed with today's
    • considerations.
    • his “doubts and delusions” (sein Wähnen
    • by error and delusion is all too well-known to someone who
    • person believes he will discover finds expression through
    • reached only through inner upheavals and tribulations.
    • these things comes to expression when he says: “I name
    • peace from error and delusions.” (“Weil hier
    • mission of world historical relevance; he felt that the
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • in relation to religious records. Today we shall attempt to
    • comes up against what appear to be insoluble contradictions.
    • A modern person, however great his faith, can have no notion
    • significance attached to the word Bible or to the expression,
    • was regarded as holy, as from divine inspiration only truth
    • questions, and they fastened onto every word, for it was
    • what men of God had written under divine inspiration.
    • contain such contradictions?
    • In regard to the fourth Gospel, the conclusion is drawn that
    • modern person becomes critical when faced with contradictions
    • centuries, for millennia, noticed these contradictions that
    • stand up to close historical investigation. Looking at events
    • conclusion is drawn that the Ecumenical Council of Nicea
    • investigation does not bear this out. Looking back we come to
    • careful examination of the Gospels as they were in the second
    • who said: “What is known today as Christian religion is
    • ancient; in fact, what was the true primordial religion is today
    • short of tragic. Spiritual scientific explanations are
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    • Reebstein-Lehmann were available. For the new printing in 1984 additions
    • and corrections could be included based of the notes by Meita Pyle-Waller
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    • indications for later activity in our souls, seeds for the future
    • guarantee for a later resurrection of the spiritual impact through
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    • We lose the human being from our field of vision if we do not fix the eye
    • of the soul upon his entire nature in all its life-manifestations. We
    • himself in the act of cognition. In cognition, man uses as an instrument
    • the breath and the circulation of the blood. When he wills metabolism
    • thought, while the Westerner experiences more of the logical indications.
    • In ascending to super-sensible vision, the Oriental Yogi interwove
    • unite his thinking with the breath. Through meditation, he must lift his
    • thinking out of the life of logic to vision. In vision, however, thought
    • experienced, not in connection with the breath in the single human being,
    • The Eastern man had the spiritual experience as religion, art, and science
    • state of a true human being. This was religion. But in the sacrificial
    • manifestations of the Spirit there flowed science.
    • religion developed its own being, and only beauty still continued united
    • knowledge. Art was transferred to its own world. Religion, the source of
    • when the middle region of the earth held sway; knowledge became the
    • striving in beauty toward artistic revelation. If the Western man beholds
    • glancing with beauty, and if the Eastern man senses in his religion of
    • will, then will the Eastern man in his feeling intuition no longer accuse
    • the world. Religion can be deepened by knowledge filled with the life of
    • art. Art can be made alive through knowledge born out of religion.
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    • CONTRASTING WORLD-CONCEPTIONS OF EAST ANT WEST.
    • constructs a picture of the world from these perceptions. I only
    • allude to this, in order to draw attention to the way in
    • we do not only live in the world during our waking condition,
    • extraordinarily significant moment in the evolution of
    • we are asleep? When we ask this question, we immediately
    • human evolution, unless we bear in mind the development
    • there was no educational system of the kind required to-day,
    • East, when it was not necessary for man to have the education
    • differently the men of earlier epochs regarded education in the
    • developed through our education, and what we have learned
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    • evolution of the world. In order to understand it, we must shed
    • the case. But a full, encompassing comprehension of this
    • Mystery of Golgotha could take place. In this connection we
    • to the question: Who was Christ Jesus?
    • the occultist this question is a double one: For we must
    • the case of ordinary people, only insignificant portions of the
    • high purification.
    • When a Chela has absolved the purification of his three bodies,
    • Also planets develop through different incarnations:
    • under conditions which were quite different from the present
    • human conditions. Also upon the Moon a host of Beings passed
    • There was a certain relationship between all these souls, for
    • then the members of a race or nation, for example, the whole
    • Egyptian or the whole Jewish nation. They had souls that had
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    • you can meditate in your soul, because long explanations would
    • subdivision of time, but this is not the case. For a deeper
    • time. The festival which marks the transition from an old year
    • childish superstition, can be experienced as something
    • lie at the foundation of everything physical, of the solid
    • during the course of the year in a definite region, but shall
    • of plants, we can only bear in mind a definite region of the
    • various regions of the earth.
    • the other side. This too is only a transformation of
    • transition of one annual cycle into the next, let us now pass
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  • Title: Spiritual Relations in the Configuration of the Human Organism: Lecture I
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    • merely on the factual act, it means that something makes an impression
    • For a superficial observation
    • absolutely clear about this: what first comes into consideration in
    • organism. With the eye, there comes into consideration (just see for
    • once the complicated way in which the eye comes into consideration)
    • which is not only there in excretion of the kidney system, but goes
    • liquid there are finely dissolved those solid parts, mentioned before,
    • the impression from outside, which had at first really been in the ego
    • water, meets the astral body with all that which outer impressions are
    • meet our whole human constitution, our-whole inner situation depends,
    • complicated. The head-organization of man is, at first so (see diagram
    • only a dead body. This human head is a marvelous creation (Gebilde).
    • It is a faithful impression of the physical, etheric, even of the astral
    • the plastic configuration to his organs during his growth correspondingly.
    • the outer impression (diagram). One can say in this direction (arrows
    • something tonight. It is also an impression. It occurs differently in
    • an impression. What has been communicated to you there, again wants
    • to salt (to pickle) right away all impressions, then you will have a
    • this in turn; what, as radiation of the watery element in connection
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    • which can enable us to take greater connections of history into consideration.
    • So that tomorrow we can go onto understand something in this direction
    • about man himself in his constitution. I would like to do this today
    • before. Next we inwardly digest particularly through the excretion of
    • out right away just through the first stage of digestion (varverdauung)
    • I would like to say — and through further digestion all that what
    • substance, if we add sugar, which through outer preparations —
    • These underlie the least transformations in us; they really undergo
    • only a transformation, which one could accomplish already also in an
    • on. This is done more thoroughly through our digestion, so that —
    • We cannot tolerate in our human organism a continuation of that kind
    • way from the intestinal organisation through the vessels toward the
    • body can cooperate in the further configuration of all that, what is
    • firm. These organs get their configuration through the kidneys, and
    • a kind of radiation into the organism. It is approximately somewhat
    • are formed by the kidney-system in connection with the head system and
    • that proceeds under the extraordinarily strong alteration of nitrogen.
    • higher animal. But only indications take place in the lower animal of
    • that then through the communication from the heart towards the kidneys
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    • several earlier contemplations, that I do not like the phrase: “We
    • live in a time of transition”, because every age is a time of
    • transition — a transition from the earlier time to the later one.
    • It is only a question of in how far a time is the time of transition
    • into the spiritual world, ours is indeed the time of an important transition.The
    • wisdom of oldest time has always pointed to this important transition.
    • that they meant that the transition from the Dark to the Light Age would
    • is not the case, that with Anthroposophy it is the question of what
    • wisdom, but a present-day mode of cognition. But as regards the transition
    • from the Dark Age into the Light Age, present cognition has to completely
    • from worse conditions into better ones, what the old wisdom had in mind
    • and Light Ages, looked at this dark age as at the continuation of an
    • earlier Light Age, and they expressed the opinion that, after the Dark
    • this or that direction, that he simple was not healthy. However, one
    • death in the situation where we would say today: this person is ill.
    • body of man. One did not pay attention to the physical body; instead
    • one was healing altogether in relation to the etheric body.
    • too dependent on the region of the earth where he lives. This took place
    • in times when migrations of people, when the moving away from places,
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • to reach any conclusion about these in this lecture; we
    • tremendously important these very questions are if we are to
    • in human actions” and “human freedom in these two
    • with these questions as the ones that are at present
    • souls. If we look at world events and our own actions, feeling,
    • the moment in conjunction with what we call divine cosmic
    • conditions? Can we resolve to use the ideas and skills we have
    • intervention?
    • we look back on the past, we tend to have the impression that
    • impression that it must be possible for us to intervene in the
    • without this latter assumption we cannot maintain our world
    • actions and our willing are strictly predetermined, and there
    • contrary, human beings can intervene in the course of evolution
    • For example, on one side stood the assertion “In terms of
    • questions we have introduced also belong among the ones Kant
    • put on his antinomian chart. He drew people's attention to the
    • happens in the world, including human action, is subject
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    • aspects: world processes and human action. I began by
    • drawing your attention to the full significance and difficulty
    • kind of solution in the lecture intended for Sunday, unless we
    • also examine all the implications for human knowledge itself,
    • in what approaches the human being in his actions and his whole
    • thinking, feeling, and willing. I mentioned that as late as the
    • Prague that is so ingeniously constructed that in addition to
    • of divine inspiration. The story then goes on to say that the
    • the clock again. And then, with skillful manipulation, he
    • sole possession of the clock that could only be constructed by
    • composition of this story that we see people's feeling
    • luciferic forces in the very construction of the clock, for
    • perfection, this clock included something else as well. Apart
    • These two figures are exceptionally good examples of the person
    • alternation of life between death and birth and between birth
    • wonderful presentation of the feeling still existing at that
    • certain way if we want to solve the difficult question we have
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    • existence are concerned the best way to avoid abstraction
    • preparations he intends to make and what he thinks is the best
    • areas where the pupils did not meet my expectations, areas that
    • question from the headmaster produced a complete schedule the
    • a certain satisfaction that I have teachers in my school who
    • impression on a headmaster.
    • dispositions, and these I observed carefully. I too have
    • a definite disposition, and the interaction of our different
    • no worse. Yet other people had come to the conclusion over the
    • school inspector also coming occasionally, and, of
    • otherwise. I hardly need mention that after a few years the two
    • good teachers were nominated for decorations, and the
    • proper school administration, had himself become a school
    • practiced strict self-observation, for example, with the one
    • teachers, with a few exceptions naturally, had all become
    • made no special impression on people, for they said, “We
    • their attention on the way they had done their work the
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture IV: The Roman World and the Teutonic Tribes
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    • interrelationships are in the world, and that what takes place
    • would like first of all to remind you of something I mentioned
    • here a short time ago in a different connection. When we
    • happen immediately afterward. With this kind of observation we
    • do the facts a thorough injustice. When I mentioned this
    • before, I drew your attention to the fact that at the beginning
    • Europe were in opposition to one another. From a historical
    • position in world history could not fully take up Christianity,
    • through world events and spreading out over immense regions.
    • arrange his actions in keeping with what has happened on
    • universal configurations that will of course be connected
    • plane are concerned, these configurations will on the
    • into a short time span. I only want to mention this so that you
    • mentioned in connection with these studies, namely, that
    • concerning things that have to happen and our recognition that
    • they really ought to happen are not our speculations about
    • action and world history shows clearly how necessary it
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • aka: Science, Dreaming of Soul and the Intoxication
    • of Religion)
    • is given, we can state that in our ordinary waking condition we
    • simple reflection can convince you that you cannot observe what
    • observation. The astral body also escapes ordinary
    • physical observation, and the I even more so, for the
    • “I” to you, you would never come to the conclusion
    • immediately respond to this philosophical opinion by saying,
    • I is to be in the same condition it is in between
    • possession of our I, for what we have is a mental image
    • reflection, a mirror image of the I. Do we have nothing
    • more than this ego reflection? Well, this reflection
    • I is a reflection that arises when our will impinges on
    • an expression of will through its effect on the body. This
    • because we can picture it with our observation outside in
    • at first be discovered through physical observation. We can see
    • Yet the description we have to give of this composition
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  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • our discussions, that is, of the social question. Tomorrow,
    • however, it will appear that this connection does none the
    • concerned themselves with conceptions of the spiritual world.
    • personalities who have lived entirely in the conceptions of
    • are setting about their return into incarnation in an earthly
    • pleasurable anticipations of their earthly sojourn.
    • culmination was reached in the second decade of the twentieth
    • earth with a deep spiritual antipathy to the civilization and
    • call up the inclination on earth to wipe out this old
    • civilization, to sweep away this culture of capitalistic and
    • technical times. And he who is in a position to penetrate the
    • interrelationship between the physical and super-physical
    • that the desire for a spiritual civilization in the hearts
    • of recently-born children. It is an expression of soul which
    • should direct finer powers of perception to such things. In
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    • us — in addition to what is naturally of particular
    • — is that really the ultimate practical solution of
    • question from out of a Spiritual Scientific standpoint. For
    • By degrees a certain comprehension must ray out from those
    • spring from subconscious sources in human relationships to
    • ago, has today reached a culmination and will spread farther
    • these, clearer and clearer conceptions and better and better
    • conceptions and good impulses of will did not exist that
    • question. What exists is something like a yielding to what
    • out of knowledge of the relation between physical and the
    • other hand, language plays in men's international operation
    • speech. As I mentioned yesterday we had three periods of
    • evolution to come in the post-Atlantean period of human
    • evolution. We live in the fifth, the sixth will follow, to be
    • turning our attention to the development of language, till
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • words it is very easy for them to be misunderstood in some direction.
    • misunderstanding of the knowledge and conceptions of Spiritual Science.
    • wishes to pronounce sentence, sentence of wholesale extermination, upon
    • heed to present world conditions are very ready to enter into the attitude
    • the question: “What is going on in the souls of my seriously minded
    • contemporaries in the direction where we have to look for the improvement
    • world, recognition of the spiritual
    • concepts and ideas. They do not want to set out on an investigation
    • where there is any question of penetrating to the spiritual world in
    • actual experience. This aversion to spiritual reality is a characteristic
    • feature of our time; it it is a feature of our time to which attention
    • the spiritual scientist is indeed able really to appreciate the direction
    • is estimable in this thought. But the rejection of the really spiritual
    • that should arise in our time is nevertheless extraordinary. This rejection
    • present world situation. For there are men who understand how to estimate
    • selves instead of being aroused to some interest in the great questions
    • considerations today, I will take an example that may be said to have come
    • a period of the supremacy of great wisdom succeeds that of passion and
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture II: St. John of the Cross
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    • and especially a propos where the kind of considerations now in point
    • a question of spiritual events that lie at the basis of the physical
    • in relation to the whole understanding of his connection with the world
    • seriously then, as life goes at the present time, opposition arises
    • against this seriousness and against these impulses generally, the opposition
    • of hate, the opposition of envy, of fear, which proceed from the pettiness
    • away the many hindrances to which the adherent of such a spiritual revolution
    • felt precisely in opposition to the most earnest endeavours in world
    • the questions concerning a world-conception seriously should come to
    • an understanding about these things. The different currents of world-conception
    • very fundamental observation, the temptations arising from the scholarly
    • present. The temptation to fall in with the objections of scholarly
    • be underrated. It is true that if men have sufficient power of discriminations
    • would be less exposed to this temptation. But such power of discrimination
    • or listener. One of the most common objections against what we here
    • objections made, for example, in the articles by the Jesuit, Zimmermann,
    • in the publication “Voices of the Time” is this—that
    • of those from whom the objections come, to go deeply into the truth;
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture III: Clairvoyant Vision Looks at Mineral, Plant, Animal, Man
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    • From our considerations
    • evolution can be misunderstood and how it is particularly misunderstood
    • to look for a new relation to external nature since the old means to
    • this end no longer suffice, and also find his way to a new relation
    • to his fellow men, the old relation no longer being suitable, so that
    • outer manifestation of his own essential being and enters into actual
    • relationship with merely the outer manifestation of his fellowmen. Life
    • takes on a different form for the different epochs of mankind's evolution,
    • and we exert ourselves really to study these things just in their relation
    • sense rather out of the ordinary where the evolution of men is concerned.
    • For you certainly know that taking earthly evolution as a whole it divides
    • existence was a recapitulation of the earlier existence of Saturn, Sun
    • it is true only the beginning of a crisis. There was merely a preparation
    • of things that were actually to be developed in the following evolution
    • Atlantean times, however, he had only intimations of what he was supposed
    • more definite relations were arising. But the Greco-Latin time, the
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
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    • what hinders modern man from coming to recognition of the spiritual
    • recognition of the spirit is concerned, and lack of interest about the
    • quite another question, a question that can be settled only by each
    • individual in his own inmost soul, a question to which each one will
    • Now the next question that
    • can be learnt about this question by hearing what the things and beings
    • to be easier, even though this is an unconscious opinion, namely, through
    • all manner of brooding and things of that kind, which they call meditation.
    • which indeed in themselves naturally have their justification. It is
    • we must find out the reason why there should arise this sensation of
    • With the help of the old mode of expression, we might say that while
    • When the sleeping condition is unbroken by dreams which implies a certain
    • immediate perception of this life, this life developed when we as ego
    • this remains quite unnoticed. We can now look at this precise relation
    • more closely. It may be asked what actually comes to expression in this
    • relation of our soul and spirit to our physical and etheric?
    • you are blinded. It is approximately the same with the relation between
    • our real experiences in connection with the world around us, and What
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
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    • this penetration, as we may have gathered from the various studies made
    • soul, his whole heart and not just by ordinary intelligent reflection,
    • the world and in mankind up to the present. Whereas human observation
    • of Golgotha we shall have our attention drawn above all to the impossibility
    • notes which, in addition to the Gospels, we have about the Mystery of
    • what creates the special relation of Spiritual Science to the Mystery
    • is the thought of Resurrection. The saying of Paul is still undoubtedly
    • It goes without saying that in relation to its inner law this belongs
    • contradictions there must always be in life, which logic would always
    • human guilt was necessary for the greatest blessing to enter the evolution
    • of the earth, for the evolution of the earth to acquire its meaning.
    • way we characterise one of those great, fundamental contradictions life
    • is logic meant for? Logic is meant to do away with contradictions wherever
    • by this. With the removal of the contradiction, logic kills the life
    • only when he is willing to rise above logic to Imagination, Inspiration,
    • Intuition.
    • of time, in a little mentioned province of the world-wide Roman Empire,
    • heathen world. In its religious conception Judaism has something radically
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    • in playing her part in this organisation during the last weeks of her
    • by her in friendship and devotion, have shown in every case of this
    • struggles, which came to such a grand conclusion that even on her last
    • towards the spiritual region
    • with in the spirit of our world conception, in times when the friend
    • connection with the Christ and feel themselves strong for their earthly
    • belongs to the revelation of the Christ impulse. To come to a right
    • of man that allowed the visions to arise which in a certain way revealed
    • a crisis. This crisis showed that the force in connection with the revelation
    • help from a region that was not of the earth, a region outside the earth,
    • that may be called the truths of salvation. This instruction, however,
    • could only be given in those olden days out of a certain constitution
    • of the human organism, the human being, a constitution no longer existing.
    • The Mystery Ceremonies, the organisation of the Mysteries in their various
    • we are in today. By bringing about certain functions, certain inner
    • did not become free in the chaotic condition that it does today in sleep;
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    • about a theme which sets certain presuppositions to the
    • had dared give a solution, and which will at least be partly
    • impressions, our feeling-world, a certain inclination, we could
    • that some of the first communications not only appeared
    • you may get used to certain impressions as the anthroposophic
    • These revelations become absorbed just like facts on the
    • complete intimate transformation as experienced within the soul
    • spiritual worlds through the application of spiritual
    • presentiment, a premonition out of the correctness, from deep
    • of what we can, from an imagination regarding the way we can
    • we want to reveal single observations about these Higher Worlds
    • and cultivate the connection between these worlds and our
    • religion, as the heavenly world, the actual spiritual world.
    • the tools of our body, and for us this perception of the Higher
    • needed for their perception. As real as they are within our
    • blood. The distinction of these described beings is namely that
    • the plant or mineral. This is not at all the situation with the
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    • obtained on a previous occasion. Maturing with age this
    • one has the impression, that ever new experiences of
    • life ever anew, because through the observation of Goethe's
    • will enlighten this work. An objection is only natural that
    • such a reference of the poet to his work begs incompletion. One
    • observation of Goethe's relation to his work hold him to it,
    • more significant than each impression and suchlike. These are
    • wish to speak now about the personal relationship of Goethe to
    • regarding the relationship of the spiritual character of Goethe
    • conclusion, that by studying these relationships of Goethe's
    • mentioned about himself, regarding his life, his striving, his
    • manner and way, his attitude to knowledge and questions about
    • within the observation regarding Goethe's spiritual character.
    • to one or other individual, that these are useless in relation
    • to the consideration just mentioned. One discovers, on looking
    • observation of his life, about that which lived in his soul,
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    • relationship to all anthroposophical striving. What is so often
    • expression means a great deal, even much more so for the
    • the occult scientific sense self-knowledge in relation to the
    • scientific” with constant consideration to the occult side.
    • particular distrust in the expression “self-knowledge,” as it
    • easily come to the conclusion that self-knowledge is something
    • human nature — according to the present relationships
    • aware when using physical organs, and make observations on the
    • conditions called unconscious sleep. We have to say that this
    • while entering directly into the field of observation and use
    • describe the question thus: How does the human being, how do
    • When a person, through ordinary consideration of his merits and
    • with remorse or drives one to self satisfaction, brings you
    • question: On what does the human being usually depend? —
    • in my imagination, my experiences and feelings if this
    • individuality which has gone from one incarnation to the next
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    • in what will be said, a sort of foundation for their own work. We shall
    • have, in the near future, to take strong measures in different directions
    • work in the direction, which we consider is the needful direction for
    • the age. So to-day, when I have said, I wish to provide a foundation
    • give you a little of what I have already expounded here in other connections,
    • conception of the whole may be formed.
    • conception of the world. The Building was able to grow forth from this
    • for the very reason that when this conception is rightly understood,
    • I have said before in other connections, that if any of the spiritual
    • would have been an external relation between what went on within it
    • merely external relation between the conception of the world which is
    • The relation between them is to be an inner one. Every detail connected
    • had to proceed from the impulses of this world-conception itself. If
    • position Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy claims in the whole development
    • any other education than that of thought. When forms have to be created,
    • or such-like, they do not turn their minds to the conception of the
    • representation of that which is of a spiritual nature, was lacking in
    • and of philosophy, many different sciences and popular conceptions of
    • the establishment relationship with the inartistic element of the present
    • day conception of the world. Our modern age is not concerned with creating
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    • the impression that one gets, is, that here is an enclosure that in
    • in itself which has to be introduced into the present evolution of humanity;
    • something that has a new element to be brought into the evolution of
    • contemplation of the universe. They aim at a new style. If the Goetheanum
    • possible to receive this particular impression that I have to emphasise.
    • development in the configuration in the capitals of the columns as well
    • Building, so that it does not appear as a habitation constructed with
    • included in the Building itself is in organic union with its spiritual
    • is in vital in connection with the one that has gone before. This is
    • you see the first pillar and I want to call your special attention to
    • matter of fact only-relates to exterior conditions.
    • essential thing is the relation of the second pillar to the first and
    • change from Saturn formation into the Sun formation. I do not mean to
    • own form but always in relation with the form that has gone before and
    • exist as a sequence. They exist in their relationship one to the other.
    • is in accordance with the nature of evolution. Evolution proceeds from
    • motif is really very complicated in relation to the one that has gone
    • be seen in their relation to all the rest. That is the essential thing
    • repetition, here one has a progressive evolution. This is really the
    • Whereas elsewhere the dynamics of Geometry are put before us in repetition
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    • position, and everyone will be in this position who wishes to present
    • in my Mystery Play The Portal of Initiation, to evolve form
    • at the initial stages. To allow form to appear as the creation of colour
    • Yen tried in the art of painting because it offers the special temptation
    • some naturalistic theme in reproduction. Even though it must be admitted
    • — and who would not willingly admit, in reference to the production
    • heights of pictorial art have been reached in striving for expression
    • in this way, and it must be admitted that the whole modern cosmic conception
    • expression, yet the time has come when a spiritualization of our cosmic
    • conception must be sought; another principle, another way of artistic
    • colour, as a rule, establishes only a relationship between man and colour
    • colours. Colours have also a certain relation with that which can be
    • would come to expression. And we do not fully perceive this interchange
    • our vegetation has sprung forth from the ocean, so that which is living
    • impulse which can only be explained through the anthroposophical interpretation
    • of the world. Certainly this anthroposophical interpretation of the
    • of ideas. It must be an intuitive perception. We must be able to think
    • it is intended to be, it must in a certain sense, bring to expression,
    • The spiritual is essentially brought to expression in the forms of the
    • the spirit, out of itself creating form. The psychic finds its manifestation,
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    • well as a starting point for more thorough deliberations
    • that the transition from the fourteenth and fifteenth
    • significant and suggestive incision into the whole course of
    • human evolution — a transition from the Greco-Latin age
    • our action, and which will last until the third millennium.
    • the connection between this Faust and the figure of
    • all the transitional impulses introduced by the new age, both
    • question: What are the most important tasks and the most
    • state of confusion. It all originated in tradition, the
    • answer to the questions, the problems, arising from it; he
    • touching on such a question we come at the same time to one
    • of disease are the same as those leading to its production.
    • moral conception of the world. And we shall also shortly see
    • how little what is called the new freedom in human evolution
    • freedom in both knowledge and action. This he could not have
    • transition as those in which Faust lived the old is passing
    • the old peasant, remembering Faust's connection with the
    • To fame unknown, who sought with honest passion,
    • Yet whimsical device, as was his fashion,
    • In the Black Kitchen's murky region,
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    • of this kind has naturally made no small impression on those
    • publication
    • Walpurgis-night was not written in close coordination with
    • understand. The witch-apparitions did not attract him; in
    • the midst of the frenzied confusion the image of Gretchen
    • Walpurgis-night take too great a place in relation to the
    • dramatic action. It grew to an independent whole becoming
    • all the more excessive by reason of the addition of the
    • own satisfaction how it comes about that, two days after the
    • certain spiritual connections. Anyone familiar with these
    • connections, can see that there is nothing dilettante about
    • whether realities are spoken of, whether a poet's description
    • connections — for instance, the world of witches. One
    • must cultivate a little observation in such matters.
    • a very fanatical way against superstition. He would only
    • prevent people from believing things that were objectionable
    • speaking thus to a large congregation, for he himself
    • fanatically persisted in his opinion that all this had
    • shows that, for Goethe, the question was not whether it would
    • separation of the astral body and ego is brought about. In
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    • with a really intelligent reception in the widest circles
    • today. For these scenes contain many germs of the evolution
    • expression of deep knowledge. To help us to a full
    • understanding in our approach to this deepest manifestation
    • that Goethe's inner imagination develop out of the
    • By this means he sought to feel the union of the inner human
    • spiritual thrust should meet with opposition. Naturally
    • impressions of Spiritual Science. Hence his language has
    • impression was needed that personalities such as his could
    • who, inspired by the same convictions were also teaching in
    • stressed — to a very deep conception of Christianity,
    • even to a very deep conception of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • This conception gradually developed into a kind of Theosophy
    • “Philosophy of Manifestation.”
    • in his opinion had dwelt in those old Mysteries. Then there
    • wiser with their old traditional knowledge and ideas. So we
    • “Hyperborean Ass or the New Education”. All this
    • lives in the progress of good in world-evolution may incline
    • luciferic. He does not use these particular expressions but
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IV: Faust and the "Mothers"
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    • in him if we are to have any notion at all of what is meant
    • this conversion of what Faust has been before into the
    • some kind of transformation. Leaving aside what one otherwise
    • said to be learnt through direct perception by those
    • into regions, into kingdoms, that Goethe thought to be like
    • remind yourselves of how the moment Mephistopheles mentions
    • found necessary to impart to the world in connection with the
    • approached in thought with great caution. As I said, this is
    • sphere where one may easily fall into deception and illusion
    • meditation. The cause comes from without. It is
    • not to develop errornous opinions in this sphere. We, in
    • come to the sphere that can be called the sphere of action in
    • he himself must undertake the action. But in what is meant to
    • a magician, and must accomplish magical actions. It very
    • connection with Faust, Mephistopheles, in his capacity as an
    • perceives, beneath the foundation of our world of the senses,
    • entering this world. Think of the connection of the word
    • becoming. In the attributes of the mother is the union of
    • creature, his incarnation. You must picture a certain process
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    • human evolution on the earth (referring, to begin with, only
    • conceptions of the several epochs. To-day we shall speak
    • think in this connection of a merely theoretic or scientific
    • emotions, their loves and hates, and the will-impulse which
    • question about Birth and Death with the same vital intensity
    • and Death stood before the human beings of that evolutionary
    • is, in effect, far more concealed to-day from human vision
    • fundamentally speaking, was after all but a faint repetition
    • impulses can possibly arise from the foundations of the
    • to wrestle with Evil in the historic evolution of Earth-life.
    • what the poet Goethe felt is connected with this perception,
    • derived as it is from the very nature of human evolution
    • — of the historic evolution of mankind. Goethe longed
    • perception, as well as it could be known in his time. He
    • information. That was not what Goethe wanted. Goethe desired
    • another kind of vision. Many things could be cited in
    • remain only in the North, my soul will have a form of vision
    • vision, — other forms of concept, other forms of
    • spiritual contemplation, if his state of consciousness was
    • Mephistopheles out of an empty or merely abstract reflection,
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • IN the evolution of mankind, as I have
    • recently been showing, inner spiritual connections prevail,
    • this in relation to Goethe's endeavours in his Faust,
    • conscious interpenetration of that which prevails
    • evolution.
    • have to do with the great and significant life-question of
    • Evil, — the mastery of Evil in all directions. Human
    • impulses of Good. All this has arisen on the foundation of
    • Christ-Impulse to do with the great and important question
    • that summons into the evolution of mankind problems of Birth
    • discussion, how much thought and feeling has there not been
    • the fourth civilisation-epoch of Atiantis-in the middle of
    • Atlantean time one saw an actual connection between the
    • post-Atlantean time — in the fourth civilisation-epoch
    • Death was transplanted more into the region of the soul. But
    • dimensions than hitherto. Even directly out of the force of
    • connection; for in the widest spheres as yet, these details
    • served in the creation of those orders which, as I told you,
    • are derived out of the blood-relationship of men. Now they
    • connected with relationships of blood and clan, nation and
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    • Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations in
    • Connection with the
    • is more that to the presentation of the scene as Goethean
    • observations that will also in some respect link up with what
    • evolution of man as a physical-temporal being could not have
    • own bodily organisation, becomes capable of achieving self
    • hierarchies of the cosmic order whose special mission in the
    • universe reaches its culmination in the creation of man, on
    • evolution; if we then trace the human being indicated by this
    • We should discover the working-together, the mutual relations,
    • this connection of man with the hierarchies, we should perceive
    • hog; he is, in a sense, the goal of divine creation. I have shown
    • how this is so in a conversation between Capesius and the
    • “The Soul's Probation.”
    • organisation, that organisation that is itself derived from
    • organisation to go through a period of sound, all-round
    • preparation for self-knowledge and for the knowledge of the
    • his innermost being to give a solution to the question: What
    • am I as man? This under ordinary conditions at the present e
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    • I particularly wanted to make clear in connection with
    • alone. As earth-man he has behind him the evolutions of
    • the Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan evolutions. Science can know
    • consciousness lies much from the regions of which dream
    • asleep. For even en little reflection will show you that men
    • condition only as regards our ideas and part of our feelings,
    • distinction between those ideas that surge to and fro,
    • are fulfilled in idea. So that in the opinion of many people
    • one-sidedness unless they turn to the investigations of
    • Spiritual Science — investigations into worlds unknown
    • intellectual thinking, and yielding conclusions beyond the
    • position consciously to transport ourselves into that world.
    • While passing through the earlier stages of our evolution we
    • extraordinarily difficult to give a clear interpretation of
    • life. It would be very unpleasant if our relations with other
    • connection. From the moment you begin to fall asleep till you
    • I am going to say to the communications we have in sleep,
    • to send thoughts to innumerable people. The union between men
    • learn during his earth-mission, nor be able to manage the
    • reflections, they would be every possible thing. In the first
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    • considerations of yesterday and the day before, we have been
    • soul the light of a deepened observation upon all that such a
    • connection with the whole evolution of mankind. Out I wish to
    • connections I have called your attention to other
    • manifestations of Goethe's soul-life, manifestations that,
    • science founded on his own interpretation of the primal
    • give you a brief description of the primal phenomena and
    • Goethe's intention when he turned not to hypotheses and
    • explanation of nature? bince the eighties of the last century
    • is an abomination and a heresy for the present day scientific
    • conception of physics. That, however, is of no consequence.
    • himself; as currents of matter, or as oscillations, or as
    • Goethe found himself obliged to abandon this conception that
    • for a materialistic physical representation, but is useless
    • investigations and experiements, what views he could form
    • was long before he made his investigations — not indeed
    • notions this was foolish but, my dear firends, it was sound
    • up his further investigations. And from these investigations
    • through immediate perception. It is simply perceived that if
    • theory perhaps, or the Emission theory, and so on, hypotheses
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    • most deeply into Goethe's world-conception will see how,
    • and aesthetic satisfaction in its series of pictures; the
    • self-knowledge and self-understanding in human evolution? It
    • impossible for man ever to arrive at a true conception of his
    • perception. So that all the knowledge and perception of man
    • perfection — no man arises, no homo, but only a
    • conception of man? How can it be brought about that in this
    • conception man does not stop short at the simple homunculus
    • Imagination. And he does this first in the Romantic
    • Walpurgis-Night where he takes the Imaginations from ancient
    • Imaginations appearing to different people in different
    • forms. And, in the perception of the ancient Greeks, these
    • Imaginations in some degree still approached spiritual
    • Greece, we can see how, in this traditional realm of myths,
    • must first advance to the world of Imagination, Inspiration,
    • ourselves back into the conceptions of the old Greeks, to
    • which Goethe himself went back in his representation of this
    • a question of having to gain a conception independently of
    • the body, a conception of the kind that would be attained
    • into that other world, the world of Imagination, Inspiration,
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    • to run over again the main thoughts then under consideration.
    • significant of Goethe's creation, with a scene he added to
    • prejudices the purely artistic force of its construction. I
    • have drawn your attention before to what Goethe stressed to
    • then touch upon. I mean, the conclusion of the scene.
    • comprehension of himself. For Goethe, knowledge was never
    • will increasingly be for future human evolution — what
    • and opportunities of development. But, in addition to this,
    • comprehension of the self, comprehension of the forces at
    • ordinary knowledge, dependent on the senses and conditioned
    • apart from any superstition connected with him; but now let
    • physical life, can never gain knowledge and comprehension of
    • man in accordance with Goethe's conception. He will never
    • knowledge based on investigation pursued, outside the body,
    • Faust is his conviction that information concerning
    • real knowledge and comprehension of mankind.
    • echoes of atavistic spiritual vision. And after showing all
    • desire was then to take refute in the Imaginations of the
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • artistic creation out of this spiritual life, so that in this
    • creation neither the art not the wisdom falls short and, in
    • wisdom — achieves harmonic expression.
    • wishing to give an interpretation of this poem; that was not
    • at all my aim. For in this sphere I consider interpretation
    • that too often results in misconstruction and
    • misinterpretation.
    • clearly and forcibly as possible, in his own opinion, at
    • what direction it lies. He wants to hasten towards it, but
    • me in a certain direction, then I am stopped; were I to
    • pursue the path of thought in this direction, I should never
    • certainly no very deep cognitional life. If, by the inner
    • constitution of his soul, a man can fancy he is able to reach
    • superficiality into a really deep comprehension of life.
    • into action, we again come to a boundary. Fundamentally,
    • our stand in life with the will that passes over into action,
    • out of superficiality into a profound conception of life.
    • Self-satisfied philistines, it is true, are of the opinion
    • and self-satisfaction that the superficiality of life. lies.
    • testing, after suitable probation and the crossing of an
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    • This lecture series is presented here with the kind permission
    • present there is a general opinion that there are certain
    • today of limits of perception, limits to knowledge for
    • satisfied with what is called a belief, an assumption arising
    • between birth and death, or conception and death.
    • exploration of every aspect of the sense world and does not in
    • any way draw any conclusions from the sense world to the
    • of subconscious sensations, making them unsure in life, even
    • unsure and unable in outward actions, in relationships to their
    • perception.
    • For this is the very character of present civilization that one
    • deludes oneself about the deepest questions of civilization.
    • But in the subconscious these questions are nevertheless
    • come to this supersensible perception there is a point of view,
    • or I could rather say a method of investigation of which I
    • you of a method of investigation of the supersensible which
    • shall speak to you of a method of perception which, although it
    • concerns the immediate outer perception. So we must look
    • thoughts, ideas and sensations as an I, as a self. But that is
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    • Answers to Universal Questions and Life Questions through Anthroposophy,
    • Answers to Universal Questions and Life Questions through
    • This lecture is presented here with the kind permission
    • relationship to it. It is the Ten Commandments, which we will
    • noteworthy as part of a collection in which laws and orders are
    • understanding of the revelation regarding the greatness, the
    • in Sinai. Let's remind ourselves about our contemplation of the
    • evolution of mankind during the post-Atlantic time. We saw how
    • “Mission of Moses.” Out of what did this Mission
    • inspiration of the Initiates actually occurred in the
    • the inspirational ones in the ancient Indian time. The Rishis
    • piece for the inspirations of higher, spiritual beings. This
    • can ask ourselves in which spiritual regions these Rishis moved
    • out of their bodies, and thus step into a relationship with
    • number of people, through their own observation, still knew
    • in-between conditions of life, between waking and sleeping for
    • people who were capable of making observations in the spiritual
    • cultural epoch onwards, a particular form of proclamation was
    • were chosen to behold certain revelations, and were capable of
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    • Answers to Universal Questions and Life Questions through Anthroposophy,
    • Answers to Universal Questions and Life Questions through Anthroposophy,
    • This lecture series is presented here with the kind permission
    • take some or other book of instructions regarding the starry
    • encountered through popular lectures and publications, can
    • however that teaching, observation and knowledge are
    • and know sense perceptible things and pioneering events, how
    • healthy and strong. We recognise the connections between us and
    • to come to grips with the relationship between the outer
    • suffering, joy, pain and pleasure — and now the question
    • for the soul not only to feel compassion towards other people
    • but to have compassion for the whole of the rest of nature, and
    • incorrect objection if we believe Anthroposophy has no meaning.
    • relationship of plant suffering to plant joy then we really
    • thoughts to work on us. Through our mere reflection regarding
    • pick it. From this we can get the notion that we can think what
    • one dares ask the question: Is there a place for this
    • earth existed of only air and water and a certain condition of
    • soft conditions. On contemplating this whole development, the
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    • Authorised translation from the third German edition.]
    • purpose found so wide a circulation.
    • that it should take into account so important a publication
    • questions of existence. Theosophy should deal with it
    • to it. For after all, the theosophical conception of life is
    • Furthermore, I myself am in a very peculiar position with
    • respect to Ernst Haeckel's conception of the universe,
    • for I know well those feelings and perceptions which, partly by
    • general conditions of the world and the usual conceptions
    • thereof, draw men as though by the power of some fascination
    • which Haeckel has constructed his conception of the universe.
    • very first thing that anyone bringing his attention frankly to
    • courage, has fought for the acceptance and the recognition of
    • his conception of the universe — fought strenuously,
    • comprehensive expression are balanced by equally
    • investigations under the one comprehensive title of a
    • conception of the universe, he has boldly departed from those
    • position with regard to the theosophical conception of the
    • opposition, not only on the part of theosophists in general,
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    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • constitute an immeasurable contribution to the understanding of
    • reincarnation and karma, and the tasks of the Anthroposophical Society
    • in connection with the Archangel Michael.
    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • constitute an immeasurable contribution to the understanding of
    • reincarnation and karma, and the tasks of the Anthroposophical Society
    • in connection with the Archangel Michael.
    • is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner
    • Thanks to a donation from Frank Thomas Smith, this Lecture has been made available.
    • Karmic Relationships of the Anthroposophical Movement
    • explain many questions that may emerge out of the subjects we
    • light on the mood of soul of the civilisation of the present
    • years past, we have had to draw attention to a certain point of
    • time in that evolution of civilisation which is concentrated
    • moment in the evolution of humanity when intellectualism began
    • — when people began mainly to pay attention to the
    • but experience the present time to gain a notion of what came
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    • the lecturer, by kind permission of Marie Steiner and in agreement
    • that certain definite indications were given of the terrible times
    • (The Mission of Folk-Souls.
    • like, by way of introduction, to speak of a certain interesting
    • In the year 1918 I had a conversation in Middle Europe with someone
    • particular man would be in a key position when matters came to a point
    • of decision. As I say, I had a talk with him in the month of January,
    • 1918, and in the course of our conversation he spoke of the need for a
    • having added a foreword dealing with the situation as it then was
    • confusion and chaos. And it was for the same reason that I again made
    • necessities of the situation that had later arisen, because ripeness
    • spin all kinds of fantastic notions, believing that if they take
    • realities of the situation, hold no such belief. Far from it.
    • relations between the European Folk-Souls, and indeed I have been
    • speaking of the same theme, with its different ramifications, more or
    • The geographical position of Norway renders this imperative and indeed
    • conditions and this can help many things to ripen. But this ripeness
    • yourselves have had many experiences in connection with the great
    • improved although it may perhaps be said that the senseless actions of
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    • being of man must be viewed in relation to the whole universe. We
    • considered the human form and figure and its relation to the fixed
    • Zodiac. We heard how certain forces proceed from the constellations of
    • related to the upper constellations of the Zodiac: Aries, Taurus,
    • Gemini, Cancer. The structure of the human chest-organisation is
    • connected with the middle constellations; Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio.
    • constellations: Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces — that
    • presentation, a damped-down, suppressed life, a declining life is
    • towards self-extinction, and some in which strong, intense organic
    • in our acts of sense-perception and when we work over them in
    • awakeness as complete as that of thinking and sense-perception. When
    • the outside world, when we are conscious of the conditions of warmth
    • same extent. Feelings link themselves with sense-perceptions. One
    • sense-impression pleases us, another displeases us. Feelings also
    • connection between dream-life and the life of feeling is clearly
    • about the conditions prevailing from the time we fall asleep until we
    • wake up. In our willing, in our actions, we are asleep, while in our
    • sense-perceptions and our thoughts, we are awake. So we are not only
    • sense-perceptions of the material world. To a certain extent we reach
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    • THE MISSION OF THE SCANDINAVIAN PEOPLES
    • The two previous lectures dealt with important questions relating to
    • understood aright when we also recognise its relation with the Zodiac.
    • world of the higher Hierarchies. It was indicated that this connection
    • union with the spiritual world through morality, religious devotion
    • heard that if a man has not established this relation to the spiritual
    • world in some incarnation, his link with his nation, for example, is
    • be taken into consideration.. For life here on the Earth is in truth a
    • reflection of the life between death and a new birth. Life in matter
    • life or allow it to be developed by education. What we mainly acquire
    • in the new incarnation through intercourse with the outer world are
    • play an extremely important part in education.
    • In the sphere of education, if through our own short-comings as
    • previous incarnations he could have brought to expression. If,
    • understands these things. In the world of education to-day people
    • upon the cultivation of his intellect. True, much that the child
    • times, religion, education, indeed every domain of mental and
    • Religions of the present day speculate far too much upon human
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    • great size stands beside a brook