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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • and feeling and acknowledging them as truth within certain limits, and
    • word but in a spiritual sense. While the occult teacher need not know
    • members or experiences, he does need to acquire an intimate knowledge
    • occult teacher acquires this knowledge. They will be discussed in
    • teacher must know how to interpret these symptoms so as to assure the
    • is not without consequences and the occult teacher must know how to
    • public will be found in my book, Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and
    • The rules that are put down in the book, Knowledge of the Higher
    • essential that the truth become known, the guiding spirits of
    • What is found in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment is
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment,
    • which spiritual scientific knowledge must become far more widely
    • Theosophy: an Introduction to the Super-sensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • This lecture, translated from the German by an unknown translator,
    • course you know the other incident which occurred in the Bavarian
    • anatomical-physiological knowledge, tried to prove that it would be
    • view of the human being, are supposed to know something. A short
    • specialist knowledge of what is researched in the laboratory that has
    • take it most seriously. Only those who do not wish to know anything
    • never be able to live without a glimpse of, without knowledge of real
    • able to keep on making do as they do today with specialist knowledge
    • many thinkers of today have known more penetratingly about so many
    • being knows in his everyday view, in his usual knowledge of human
    • testimony of such individuals who know this second body as something
    • real, something actually there. Anyone who knows nothing of this has
    • human knowledge is a nonsense. One should rather ask: Is it not
    • possible for the human being to rise to a higher level of knowledge?
    • path of development in man. The god in the human being is made known
    • but which will receive knowledge of the inner nature of the human
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • accused, by those who know it only from the outside, of aspiring
    • problem of nutrition from another perspective. You all know, and I
    • Now, you all know that men eat food derived from
    • The effect of deprivation of light on plant life is well-known. The
    • wishes to propagandize rather than to act out of knowledge.
    • investigate such matters knowing that what they believe today to be
    • we eat, but by permeating ourselves with knowledge of the spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • we, as human beings, have striven for knowledge, whether as mystics or
    • self-knowledge has been demanded of us. But as has been
    • repeatedly emphasised on other occasions, self-knowledge is by no
    • But the acquisition of self-knowledge is absolutely essential if we
    • self-knowledge so difficult? Man is very a complicated being. If we
    • known to us as Man.
    • Before we investigate the nature of self-knowledge, two aspects of the
    • Anthroposophy we know that in waking life the four members of a man's
    • purely external way, for we know that we can wake in the occult sense
    • self-knowledge, the more you will find confirmation of the truth of
    • he only knows how to be awake in his life of thought. The will does
    • waking life. Into the life of sleep you know well that dreams enter;
    • around the organ known in anatomy as the pineal gland. These
    • for the knowledge contained in Spiritual Science and be able so to
    • fire the streams flowing from heart to brain that this knowledge can
    • silent in his room, heavy-hearted and oppressed, not knowing which way
    • numbers — are sitting together, not knowing what to do, and
    • know as electricity is light that is being destroyed in matter. And
    • it must gradually become known. By understanding the process of
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • Now let's consider nervousness. It is well-known today that there are
    • form of nervousness. Another is one in which people do not know what
    • time does not know of them? We need only mention the “political
    • represents a strengthening of the etheric body, which, as we know, is the
    • know that the physical and etheric bodies are intimately connected. Now
    • a clear picture of his movements and gestures. Few people actually know
    • to know what they should do. They do not know their desires, or even
    • people do not know what they want and, if they do, they never manage to
    • right way, we come to know spiritual science not only as theory but as a
    • choice until you are inwardly strong and know that you can really follow
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • was revised by John Bledsoe. It is also known as
    • This is the problem of the limits to knowledge. Spiritual science in
    • ascertain the extent of human thought and knowledge. Thinkers who
    • easily conclude that human knowledge can go so far and no farther. It
    • is commonly said, “This fact can be known; that other cannot.”
    • certain limits of knowledge. The soul, however, may take itself in
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • knowledge in immediate spiritual vision while living separated from
    • his body. Yet he can communicate this knowledge only indirectly by
    • acknowledged by all, despite this or that detail of it being open to
    • epochs known to history were preceded by primeval ones. At this point
    • impulse not lying within humanity itself. Even if we know nothing
    • extent have reached our knowledge through literature, were functions
    • functions enabled men to attain to higher knowledge. These mystery
    • knowledge by undergoing a certain moral and esthetic training. They
    • itself and thereby acquire forces of knowledge surpassing those of
    • himself, “Man learns to know his real being only when he has torn
    • experience impressed on him that man can know his spiritual essence by
    • In ancient times, all the truths constituting man's knowledge were
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • images of such a play proceed from a knowledge based on feeling.
    • that it was known as "Purgatory." Undoubtedly, a heaven and hell are to be
    • but it is still possible to distinguish what this unknown painter wished
    • knowledge of man his relationship with Christ Jesus. He needs this
    • our teachings must include the knowledge of the Nathan Jesus boy, who
    • thirtieth. Medieval man, however, did not need all the knowledge that is
    • All our knowledge has always lived deeply in the feelings of men. We see
    • rise to a knowledge concerning the two Jesus boys, nevertheless, it remains
    • necessary that we connect such knowledge with our most sacred feelings and
    • strongest hopes. Then we shall know that, since the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • earth. We know that the physical sun triumphs over the egoism of the earth
    • in spring. We also know that the spiritual impulse of the sun that flowed
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • It has been said repeatedly, and is well known to you, that in
    • beginning of our own era. That which we know as the Mystery of
    • look into his soul we should know that he cannot possibly be
    • consciousness. This pre-knowledge is crowded into a time of life when
    • development known to us as the Egyptian-Chaldean was to recapitulate
    • into the Darkness, but the Darkness wished to know nothing of it.”
    • when Christ lives in that power, man will know that until the Mystery
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • In our present civilization we need, above all, a new knowledge of Christ.
    • This new Christ knowledge is to be gained increasingly through the effects
    • official seal of Christianity is antagonistic to this new knowledge. It
    • appearance upon earth. To know Christ is to go through the school of
    • knowledge of it with all our feeling, we may acquire again, with our
    • This mystery, as we know it, took place once in the physical evolution of
    • the earth. The Being whom we acknowledge as the Christ clothed
    • stomach or other organs, and the time comes when man knows that he
    • has a heart or stomach, knows it by direct experience, because he has a
    • themselves to be aligned with spiritual science, it will be known that
    • do not know, for I never make theoretical combinations. The facts
    • do not yet know, though I do know that it is true.
    • One more thing, my dear friends. You know that since 1909 we have
    • as our muscular strength is outside our souls. I know that superficial
    • clever men who cannot distinguish hunger from a piece of bread. I know how
    • we know clearly that our hunger is within us, and that bread comes from
    • without, does one who lives in spiritual worlds know what is within
    • and more frequently since then. I have accurate knowledge that it was the
    • doors to the living Christ. The dead, who know that Christ has found the
    • Mystery of Golgotha! Then we shall know the meaning of the spiritually
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • mankind through the knowledge of external physical laws. Spiritual
    • As you all know, water doesn't burn. The chemist takes hydrogen out of
    • the soul capacity known as memory, and are aware of how much depends
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • statement that previously meant nothing to him: “I know that I am
    • having had it, we know it for what it is. Only when we return to our
    • thinking; but now we know that we have been outside it. We gradually
    • clothed in its thoughts. We know what it means to have separated our
    • know the resistance that bodily life puts up, and then to know life
    • nevertheless maintained myself, unlike this body.” We come to know
    • The shattering thing is to know that we have released ourselves from
    • urge to acknowledge the existence of something spiritual; they speak of a
    • comes to know the soul-spiritual core of his being in such a way the
    • fall away. But what I have come to know as the soul-spiritual core of
    • something we know to be independent of the body and with the world
    • that the human soul enters after death. We come to know this
    • scientific approach. We know that the sum total of man's life consists
    • acknowledging the truth of reincarnation. It can't change the fact
    • lifted their eyes to the pyramids. We know that our souls were already
    • way they want to see it. They know that Lessing was a great man, but
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • Let us say this, that the degree of knowledge of the Christ impulse
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • days from Christmas to the Epiphany. In ancient ages when, as you know
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • account unknown forces and connections beyond what we ordinarily call
    • conversion, we want to know what had gone on in his soul. We are not
    • simply brought to preeminence, but is known in the proper way as
    • the greatness of the painting, in fact, we acknowledge it. We simply
    • with the mere knowledge of the divine-spiritual principle but wanted
    • Europe must strive to attain in all intellectual fields, is not known
    • at first a few, and gradually more and more souls will know that the
    • shaken by the knowledge that the events in the physical world take
    • says that it is possible to know the key issues of this war. All that
    • for external causes. All we have to know is that this war was a
    • sacrificed in the prime of their lives. You know that man, when he
    • To my knowledge, no van as huge had reached that spot in decades.
    • and did not know that the child was buried under it. When we were
    • Dornach or is there simply to pursue his thoughts will know that the
    • cruel wars ever known in history. The launching of the Peace
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • know each other to come together and have access to the spiritual
    • narrower senses, associations of human beings who are known to one
    • knowledge and who sincerely intend to work together in brotherliness
    • the fact that we can speak quite differently among ourselves, knowing
    • only for the existence known to the senses and for the existence that
    • those who know one another within such groups is quite different from
    • considered to have real knowledge when they recognize the spiritual,
    • when they know that the spiritual pervades the world and that human
    • souls must unite with the spiritual. What is known as science today
    • materialistically but believes in immortality. We, today, knowing from
    • matter of course will accept as science only such forms of knowledge
    • lectures given in past years, we know that Eastern Europe is inhabited
    • elementary forces that now lie within them. We know that the Russian
    • knows what community is.
    • would be absurd! Death exists. Knowledge acquired through the senses
    • direction? It is our desire and aim to recognize out of knowledge that
    • through direct knowledge that the world has meaning. By this
    • Before me, teaching me to know my brothers
    • scrutinize the world and know that the world itself is the document
    • Community above us; Christ in us. We know furthermore that if two, or
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • up in our mind the facts which we know in this connection.
    • We know that only at the
    • this connection, we know that the human bodies of the Atlantean epoch were
    • We shall then be meeting someone and we shall know what his moral
    • marked. When we encounter somebody, we shall then know exactly: This
    • is a good person and that is an evil one. Just as to-day we know that
    • this is an Italian and that a Frenchman etc., so we shall know in future
    • Here is a soul that feels that the knowledge which can be gained at
    • world-conception should know something about the impulses that govern
    • fools, we shall know how matters stand with the evolution of the world
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • as possible, the ways in which knowledge is gained, which is embodied in
    • derived from this knowledge, concerning the spiritual nature of the human
    • knowing something about the meaning and essential significance of life.
    • of knowledge. True, he enjoyed life up to the hour of his death; but this was
    • world. It will not be possible to arrest the advance of scientific knowledge,
    • for knowledge.
    • evolution of these super-sensible faculties of knowledge in the previous
    • prepares, so to say, only the means which communicate the knowledge of
    • which does not merely impart results of knowledge, but we can secure by means
    • as set forth above, to make the knowledge derived from Spiritual Science
    • winter because of seeing the snow and feeling the cold does not know that
    • know, etc.)
    • and goes to sleep in the autumn, but Spiritual Science brings us the knowledge
    • of an anthropomorphic type. By permeating ourselves with the knowledge
    • Concerning this section of human life Spiritual Science knows that the
    • knowledge of the earth, so that we may be aware how, during the winter, it
    • which spiritual research has to travel in order to gain the knowledge that
    • apparent contradiction is found when a knowledge has been gained of the
    • he knows that the earth man passes through repeated earth lives, between
    • physical being — to the of knowledge which natural science has been able
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • Reality in Modern History, this lecture is also known as
    • deeper motive, for anyone who has knowledge will be well aware what
    • us, kindling certain impulses in knowledge and in will — true
    • other creatures. But we can learn to know the phenomenon of death in
    • knows that every attempted proposal concerning the social
    • pass the so-called Guardian of the Threshold and learn truly to know
    • which as you know, will continue into the third millennium. To-day men
    • element tending towards a deeper and more real knowledge of man.
    • evolve. For the only way to learn to know the human being in his Ego
    • world learning to know men in a very deep and tender way. One man will
    • word-for-word with that which springs from a knowledge of realities;
    • will learn to know one another as Ego-beings.
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • era, become quite explicable when one knows that the task of our era
    • consciousness as a social impulse. When you know this, you do not need
    • this which we acknowledge with regard to the necessary development of
    • social demands, often appear to those who know, as individuals who
    • the most elementary knowledge of mechanics. They may well be able to
    • mean possession of adequate insight, really have no knowledge. Thus
    • know one another. It is possible for men to meet one another for years
    • and not to know each other better at the end than they did at the
    • then extends over a multitude of people whom we have known in the
    • knows that in human life one is not only asleep during sleep — when
    • Power, Appearance, and Knowledge or Wisdom — or, as the Bronze King,
    • One must therefore know how different abilities are spread among the
    • powers expressing sickness and death. They learn to know this as an
    • there springs up, as instinctive knowledge in connection to a
    • known in various ways. One of these ways is to take those forces which
    • importance of knowing and recognizing certain things about the social
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • simply did not know what spirit really is from the standpoint of a man
    • direction of natural scientific thinking he must have known the odour
    • in natural science, if he acquired some knowledge of modern natural
    • at an utter loss to know how to deal with the pitiable notions of
    • himself on his knowledge, but asks: ‘What does this really give to the
    • As you know, insight into the super-sensible world does not depend upon
    • in man to-day. He does not know — nor can it be expected of him and it
    • is paradoxical to speak as I am speaking now — he does not know how what
    • the nerves and senses is altogether different from what can be known
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • used to acquire knowledge of super-sensible worlds. They try to answer
    • super-sensible knowledge by means of certain forces in man. But what the
    • knowledge of super-sensible worlds really fruitful in ordinary life. It can
    • be said that super-sensible knowledge is becoming more and more
    • As you know, the first of the capacities that leads man into super-sensible
    • connection with knowledge of super-sensible worlds or whether these
    • of exercises I describe in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds as leading to
    • knowledge are the same forces that you grow with at the time of life
    • forces you use in super-sensible knowledge to reach Intuition.
    • Intuition are not just any old forces gotten from we do not know where,
    • super-sensible knowledge and man's everyday existence. Something
    • as you all know, there is something peculiar about the power of memory.
    • happened in the past. As you will probably know, man has not learned to
    • chemical tests to do it. But through spiritual science we can know with
    • You know, these are the most valuable moments in life, when your
    • today, however, is to give people a real knowledge of man, especially if
    • they are teachers, You see, if you possess this real knowledge of man and
    • you will know exactly how you have to teach, because you will have
    • again he will again be electrified by the growing child and will know
    • people who do not want to know anything about their thoughts shows
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • essential for a knowledge of man's being. On the one side, we are
    • It is, of course, acknowledged that the fluid and the aeriform
    • the warmth-organism. But no real knowledge of man's being can be
    • acquired unless we are willing to acknowledge this membering into a
    • know in the external world as tone.
    • the aspect of knowledge, of cognition, and you will see how the two
    • aspects tally with each other. It is customary to call ‘knowledge’
    • falling asleep. But thereby we come to know man's physical environment
    • shall we seek in dreams for knowledge as we seek it in waking mental
    • dreaming is a form of knowledge. It is a particular form of physical
    • self-knowledge. Roughly, it can be obvious that a man has been
    • can certainly speak of a kind of lower knowledge as being present in
    • nothing at all in the way of knowledge, that dreamless sleep is quite
    • worthless as far as knowledge is concerned. But this is not the case.
    • Dreamless sleep has its definite task to perform for knowledge —
    • knowledge that has an individual-personal bearing. If we did not
    • our organization as man — again, therefore, knowledge. Through
    • come to know our organization in its totality, although dimly and
    • obscurely. Thus we have already considered three stages of knowledge:
    • Then we come to the three higher forms of knowledge: Imagination,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • bridge we must know how man's constitution is to be regarded. We saw
    • yesterday, it is usual to take account only of the consciousness known
    • consciousness too, we know from ordinary life that in addition to the
    • — which relies entirely upon natural science for knowledge of the
    • — I mean the impulses that come to us when the knowledge yielded
    • moral, and this enthusiasm, born of spiritual-scientific knowledge,
    • With the premises yielded by this knowledge we shall also be able to
    • its astronomical-astrological knowledge. This was acquired through an
    • times when it was no longer known how the physical passes over by
    • epoch there existed a knowledge — in earlier times a more
    • instinctive knowledge — of how things are in reality. But in the
    • present age this instinctive knowledge no longer suffices; what in
    • earlier times was known instinctively must now be acquired by
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • inherently our own. For the fulfillment of what self-knowledge demands
    • although we do not know how the will streams into these thoughts. If
    • which, as you know, rays up from the metabolic process, can permeate
    • these three elements to which ancient instinctive knowledge pointed
    • and which can come to life again only if man acquires the knowledge
    • our knowledge to advance to this point. For in that realm of man's
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • unknown gods should come to the aid of human beings without their active
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • you already know how these things are to be understood. However, in the
    • search for the dead Osiris. We know that Osiris, the representative of the
    • corresponds to our ahrimanic forces of knowledge, its content — please
    • knowledge. We do not lack Christ; but the knowledge of Christ, the Sophia
    • him, armed with the force of Isis. No, what we have lost is the knowledge
    • knowledge. In place of the heavens that have become dead, this knowledge
    • the child. We know that we bear this being within us, but we must also
    • the knowledge that something altogether new must fill our souls, in order
    • on the boats of Spirit-knowledge Awaken in human souls Isis-Sophia Wisdom
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • we may call its higher knowledge. This is another example of something
    • to-day. We know from anthroposophical spiritual science how the
    • the surrounding universe. Moreover we know how this soul-constitution
    • knows only the purely sense-perceptible aspect of things. This
    • differing, modes of knowledge. Let us turn our attention for the
    • knowledge of the stars whereby access was gained to the mysteries of
    • revealed. This ancient knowledge of the stars was something quite
    • knowledge of the starry heavens and their influences were of such a
    • mathematics as we know them could not then exist. The whole of life
    • this training), were trained in a knowledge which was very similar to
    • lies not in the fact of their being unknown to us, but in the
    • What the juice of the Soma is, modern books profess not to know.
    • To-day in our great learning we agree that we do not know what the
    • quart, and certainly know it very well from a certain standpoint. But
    • it is a different matter to know these things — from the
    • alchemy will tell you that the Philosopher's Stone is quite unknown.
    • Stone is quite familiar to most human beings; they simply do not know
    • which is present within us before our external, empirical knowledge,
    • modern man has a premonition of this, as had Novalis, he does not know
    • This knowledge of the world in which man lives before he descends to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • This lecture is also known as
    • questions concerning our inner life and our knowledge of the world;
    • In his knowledge man feels himself outside Nature. What would induce
    • knowledge, that man feels separated from the inner being of Nature.
    • last resort can be known concerning the being of Nature is somehow
    • Apollonian saying: “Know thyself.” This saying sets forth
    • a demand which the conscientious seeker after knowledge will feel is
    • men of olden times, on the one hand with the knowledge of the inner
    • being of Nature, on the other with the self-knowledge of man. Let us
    • In olden times, these two aims — knowledge of Nature and knowledge of
    • the path to knowledge; for on that path he would inevitably find
    • the path of knowledge as something that leads us away from.the natural
    • before. And one must admit that the knowledge offered to us in our
    • knowledge that the pupils of wisdom in early times had to tread.
    • penetrates into the depths of world-existence, or into the knowledge
    • of ultimate knowledge. To tread this path of knowledge unprepared
    • fields of higher knowledge, and of how he must have become able to face
    • resolves to go forward from ordinary knowledge to super-sensible
    • knowledge; and it is only with a view to making more comprehensible
    • secret known only to a few, who had undergone a strict training of the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • another respect too, namely in respect of our knowledge of the
    • and images of them. We do not know how the will-impulse works in us
    • to expression in the form of feeling, surge upwards. We know that
    • means of sleep? We have no knowledge at all of how this inner will
    • to know it, learns to know the force by which the human being can be
    • evil. Evil has its mission — and it is here. If this becomes known to
    • sun-mystery must remain untold, that a civilization knowing nothing of
    • possessed by mankind. And it was symbolized by what was known as the
    • there was a secret known to the initiate in Rome. The initiated
    • venerated Roman temple, lay the Palladium, its existence known only to
    • and destiny. But in a spiritual sense it had become known to those
    • knowledge that the Palladium was guarded in Rome, the early Christians
    • knowledge of the Sun-Mystery by the very Emperor who established
    • from the riches of the knowledge living in the West. The Palladium,
    • shadows of a purely external knowledge of nature. Thus the task of the
    • nature-knowledge in the best sense — only then will an important
    • If our hearts are in the right place, knowledge of the course of
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • material can naturally be conceded only to one who knows what is taken
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the human being and of the cosmos to the
    • knowledge of Man's relation to the universe, and today we would like
    • the planetary movements, and of what knowingly experiences the echo of
    • know his true nature, then his physical body actually ceases to be in
    • learning contained in any branch of knowledge today, which is built up
    • through the letters of the alphabet, Man gained knowledge of the
    • grade, and makes geometry sound musically, all this, as far as I know,
    • his being, he would no longer know or possess himself, no longer be
    • had for knowledge of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • for reprinting is gratefully acknowledged here.
    • Bibliographic Nr.212, Dornach 1978. It is also known as:
    • a process comparable to the change of teeth. For, as you know, until
    • Precisely herein lies the key to a more intimate knowledge of the
    • understand the astral which man brings with him. We must know in the
    • inheritance. Moreover, we must know that this inherited astral becomes
    • The physical body, as you know, is formed within the physical and
    • Of all that thus goes on within the human being, people today know
    • ignorant, relate to the human heart. They know what goes on here in the
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • earlier than our own there was a deeper knowledge of man's being and
    • does not know what this implies. We speak of Truth, little realizing
    • blood, we know that he is one among many. Yet the one has no meaning
    • is so, indeed; for to possess a sense of beauty is to acknowledge the
    • abstract knowledge of and inconsequent chatter about goodness, if
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • KNOWLEDGE AND THE CHRISTEXPERIENCE
    • about the inhabited earth, what are know as the Mysteries. We find that
    • to a particular grade of knowledge, of feeling, and willing. Then, when they
    • have advanced in knowledge, in higher feeling, and higher willing, they
    • pupils in the Mysteries were led to know the world about them. Most
    • importantly, they learned to know the so-called three kingdoms of nature
    • realms of nature. Through concepts and ideas we learn to know mineral,
    • But when, on the basis of this Mystery-knowledge, a man was to rise to
    • self-knowledge, he underwent a significant crisis in his soul. According to
    • the type of knowledge available in those ancient times, early man obtained
    • self-knowledge, much as he did in later times. ‘Know Thyself’
    • knowledge towards knowledge of himself, ancient man underwent an inner crisis
    • Undertaking to obey the injunction ‘Know Thyself’, however, he found
    • the attempt to know himself. The pictorial way in which he tried to grasp
    • arising from the impotence of self-knowledge, something else developed: a
    • gaining the knowledge available at that time about the world external to
    • that he could win knowledge of the world external to man through his
    • picture-consciousness. If however he obeys the imperative ‘Know
    • For the people of ancient times, when the injunction ‘Know Thyself’
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  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • we proceed from the anthroposophical knowledge of the human
    • into the eye with this anthroposophical knowledge, we see that the
    • to be active in the human organization. We only have to know, in such
    • organization with a remedy. Therefore we must know which remedy will
    • knowledge of the entire human being, we can comprehend the curious
    • and breath. If we then come to know by what outer means one or the
    • effect of such a substance in the human organism if we know the
    • studied in plants. Knowledge of the human organism must be joined
    • with a proper knowledge of outer nature. We must come to know what
    • lives in individual plants. Then we will also know how the different
    • Today, even if we know something, we are usually unable to do
    • knowledge of nature. The knowledge of nature is abstracted, is driven
    • known about the human being's relationship to surrounding nature.
    • are too strong. We can decoct certain roots that are known to contain
    • have to know how substances taken from the flower act in the human
    • poisonous, though only slightly. We would have to know that when
    • knowledge, casts light on all other earthly knowledge — just as
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the earth and the human being. In
    • educational principles are established out of knowledge of the human
    • understanding. It would be wrong to believe that everyone should know
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • Since anthroposophy strives to know the human being comprehensively
    • — it is also possible that anthroposophy can yield knowledge
    • scientific knowledge. For, what, according to these natural scientific
    • One can get the impression that, if one doesn't know anything, there
    • humanity because these various forms of illness are known everywhere.
    • What develops is known as the various forms of migraine. In order to
    • dangerous illness develops which is known as
    • knowledge of how the separate systems behave in the different organs. If
    • Whoever has truly gained knowledge in this field — however
    • uncomfortable it may be for him to say so, because he knows he will call
    • any textbook about embryology, — without knowing how these
    • remedies in the right way, and knowing through the diagnosis where one
    • Just as the correct knowledge of natural substances and natural processes
    • know the specific manner of application of the remedy.
    • different systems it is essential to know how the method of treatment
    • knowledge is more and more applied to bringing about a connection
    • If this knowledge becomes widely known, the success of such an
    • therapeutics which are based upon a full knowledge of man. To bring
    • one knows which movements want to come directly forth out of the
    • can be discovered out of true anthroposophical knowledge of man. It
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • intervening periods of sleep. Above all, if we want to know the true
    • might easily say that he knows nothing of what goes on during sleep.
    • also sleeping. The Ego as we know it in this earthly life is, to begin
    • required here, namely none other than those that have been known since
    • if you know what kind of flowers, so too the knowledge of the higher
    • Just as on Earth we may long to know this mountain or that river, this
    • animal or yonder plant, so should we feel a longing to get to know the
    • it knows nothing at all about the destiny of Karma with which this
    • able to look up with inner truth who knows that in the stars, raying
    • preferable to the kind of knowledge of which Western civilization is
    • in effect: Since the Middle Ages your knowledge of the Christ has died
    • out. No longer have you any real knowledge of the Christ, for he alone
    • who can look up into the spiritual world can have real knowledge of
    • really is. Your European teachers no longer know it. Since the decline
    • of the Middle Ages you have lost your knowledge of the Christ.
    • knowledge of the Christ, the wisdom of the Christ can be regained.
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • traditions of Judaism the prophetic figure of Elijah. We know what
    • therewith for all mankind; we know how he set before them the goal and
    • We know [for I have often spoken with you of these things] how, when man
    • We know that man passes through the Moon sphere and through the spheres
    • Jupiter and Saturn. And we know that when, together with the beings of these
    • they are yet known to us. For it was from the Sun that he, as the prophet
    • [and you will know what that is], if you all, who have in this way received
    • Ye, the disciples of Spirit-Knowledge,
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • material can naturally be conceded only to one who knows what is taken
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the human being and of the cosmos to the
    • deeper sense of a knowledge of man and of man's conception of the
    • that gives a more exterior knowledge of things, and an esoteric
    • exoteric conceptions and esoteric knowledge. An exoteric
    • esoteric Christianity. You know already that the Gospels contain very
    • beyond such forebodings, without an esoteric knowledge.
    • gave him the sure knowledge that Christ had passed through death and
    • knowledge of the living Christ and we should bear in mind what this
    • unable to advance to an esoteric knowledge. For this reason we must
    • who lived on the earth did not possess a knowledge of the kind termed
    • knowledge” by us. The first men who lived on the earth
    • past of human evolution on earth, it was a well-known fact that men
    • just as the child knows nothing of death. The people who were
    • But just as an animal knows nothing of death when it sees another
    • animal which is dead, so did these ancient men know nothing of death,
    • birth and death had no meaning for life. Life alone was known —
    • human beings learnt to know death. They learnt to know death more and
    • had remained the same as in the past, where they did not really know
    • and Moon it would never have been able to develop beings who know
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    • taken down by Frl. Johanna Mücke, who did not know shorthand, so that
    • knowledge of the theatre and the deepest understanding for theatrical
    • and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his action in such
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    • Mücke, who did not know shorthand, so they do not claim to
    • written by a man who had a thorough knowledge of the theatre and
    • stage, and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • In ancient epochs, in Atlantis and Lemuria, all knowledge was in part
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  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • IT is well known that the inscription over the door of Plato's school
    • to mathematics within the domain of human knowledge. Plato intended to
    • Ideas.” His point of view was that Man can know nothing of the
    • make them true initiates of the Higher Knowledge. Until Man
    • learn to know super-sensible facts by way of the sense-world. This was
    • purely spiritual manner if we would really know it in its true aspect.
    • steps in mathematical knowledge for this purpose, and understand
    • fairly on the path to spiritual knowledge. They did not strive for
    • Mathesis as such, but rather for super-sensible knowledge after the
    • thyself an imperishable and eternal knowledge when thou learnest to
    • mathematics in our knowledge of Nature. This implies nothing else
    • As it is true that only so much of real knowledge exists in Natural
    • higher planes knowledge can be acquired only when it is fashioned
    • “self-knowledge” the inner nature of our own spiritual
    • even divine. For the man who knows nothing beyond sense-perception,
    • part of those who admit exact knowledge only to the extent to which
    • according to them, all right to claim objective knowledge ceases at
    • thought was really tending towards true Occultism. This is known to
    • those who learn to know him intimately.
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • knowledge concerning the secrets of the spiritual world is at every
    • soul inwardly needs, In order to know the physical world we must make
    • ourselves acquainted with it. But to know the spiritual world it is
    • environment we know that only a small proportion of the beings around
    • present in the spiritual world in the form in which we know them here,
    • know on the physical plane, which has significance for the dead
    • know the animal kingdom only from the outside. The most external
    • acquiring a more and more intimate and exact knowledge of the animal
    • body. In the physical world we know nothing of these forces. Between
    • death and a new birth we know that our body, down to its smallest
    • mentality. Modern man knows quite well that when a magnetic needle
    • the dead has known in life; only those with whom acquaintance has
    • know this soul as if he himself were within it, After death knowledge
    • of another soul is as intimate as knowledge here on Earth of our own
    • People to-day still find difficulty in acquiring knowledge of the
    • knowledge, that in human nature there is an eternal core of being
    • which passes through births and deaths — this knowledge, remote
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds”
    • described. That is one form of knowledge of the spiritual world. The
    • difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is easy to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • basic knowledge required for an understanding of the mystery of
    • knowledge. They also asked to be allowed to use an hour of their work
    • know how to look at what happens to the physical body when a person
    • You know, don't
    • (“bee”). Gradually, as you know, they also learn to utter
    • in the brain. It is very interesting that since it became known that
    • the ability to speak, it became possible to know that the formation
    • hand merely proves how little we know. Mind you, we can strive for
    • We know that
    • know what takes place in your stomach, you must examine the earth,
    • words, if you want to know what people in a certain area eat, you
    • want to know what happens inside the skull, in this brain of ours,
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • unknown.
    • concerned with getting to know the human being as he is related to
    • consequences of the fact which underlies such knowledge. Above all,
    • the situation in ancient times was more favourable, though knowledge
    • knows nothing of the spirit, one cannot understand the physical.
    • Think of those who know nothing of the spirit; what do they know of
    • soul? What do present-day physiologists know about these delicate
    • is for real knowledge, knowledge of the facts which can be drawn only
    • of man, gained not through a modern way of knowledge, but from the
    • reach down into that realm where spirit lives in the way known to the
    • every field how evolution as a whole is pressing on towards knowledge
    • as you know, all kinds of world outlooks and philosophical systems,
    • themselves to think abstractly only in so far as they know what they
    • knowledge of the good; the truly good, the spiritual. This is what
    • knowledge:
    • penetrate into the land of knowledge.
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • unknown.
    • no inclination to know anything about Schiller's “Letters on
    • best if people would acknowledge that without spiritual knowledge they
    • it has to be found on the paths  of spiritual knowledge; now man has
    • justified instincts. What men wish for, without knowing what they
    • between youthful not-knowing and the knowing that comes through
    • known to external science. The metabolism which goes through life as a
    • universe into man. This can be done only if one knows that man is
    • You can see that real knowledge of man and real knowledge of the
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1984. It is also known as,
    • Now, as you know, we can best comprehend the difference from a
    • feeling we know indirectly through ideas, but we can never know it
    • event that moves you to joy or sorrow. Now you know that the whole of
    • less concealed, although they can be distinctly noted by one who knows
    • know well suddenly becomes dejected and out of humour? You have no
    • knowledge of our times; we can find traces of it only in traditions
    • knowledge are always to be distinguished by the fact that they are
    • ego-consciousness unfolds, as you know, in the first seven-year stage
    • so at all; they were unhappy if a child of ten did not yet know the
    • recognised. Man will have to come to the point of knowing himself more
    • Because we do not know that something which stirs us deeply has such
    • history. He does not know what to make of it. It plays no part in his
    • conception of history. We may truly say that for Man's knowledge of
    • in the direction of knowledge that we shall have to feel as a power
    • and grey hairs. For the geologist who knows how to observe correctly,
    • relation between their Mystery knowledge and physical health and
    • into human consciousness. All striving for knowledge must give rise to
    • knowledge to come to meet this extension of our thought and
    • The more exact domains of knowledge are by no means yet at their
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  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • Also known as: The Influence of the Planets on Man,
    • unknown.
    • we know that the Ego lights up within the Intellectual or Mind Soul
    • Now the intellect alone can give us no real knowledge of what has
    • Knowledge of our connection with the Cosmos beyond the Earth —
    • of the world of stars. This is the kind of knowledge that we must
    • irregularly in his physical body. Knowledge of these influences played
    • you know, began in the fifteenth century, we have to become free of
    • ourselves free and independent of them. And do you know how we can
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds”
    • independent of this constellation. It is to this kind of knowledge
    • — a knowledge of man's connection with the Cosmos beyond the
    • earth state, but he can only do so by realising and knowing his
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • give out our own inner being. He who says Ah, knows that in the
    • In time to come there will be an interesting branch of knowledge,
    • known to Goethe. We, of course, have to go farther, in a way entirely
    • after-image of Heavenly activities: I should like to know the soul
    • follows that the knowledge of super-sensible worlds must be attained by
    • Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment,’
    • reached some discovery by etheric cognition knows that it will have
    • Imaginative Knowledge. With the higher forms of Knowledge it is still
    • more so. Therefore you need not wonder if the appeal of such knowledge
    • that remains. He who arises to Imaginative knowledge gradually learns
    • about the spiritual worlds. But why need we know all these things
    • spiritual knowledge. I do not mean through clairvoyance — that is
    • clairvoyance, but the activity of knowledge — which provides us
    • in education, in teaching. Ordinary head-knowledge is morally neutral.
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    • occupied with themselves. For, as everyone knows, as far as subjective
    • knowledgeable way: “That is something that cannot be known.”
    • much acknowledgement to this deflection toward subjectivity and one's
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • The lecture presented here is also known as: Evolution and
    • The significance of occult knowledge in promoting conscious
    • As you know, different
    • is only one example. Men cannot reach what is usually known as immortality
    • along many channels. A great deal of occult knowledge exists in the various
    • a religious community have some share in this knowledge and are preparing
    • reach the knowledge of immortality in full consciousness, as a concretely
    • feeling of survival but to impart a clear, fully conscious knowledge of
    • know well that the reasons are very seldom impersonal. There are many
    • living roots in the ancient wisdom, and the occult knowledge once in their
    • science well knows in what way the human being can perform selfless actions
    • who have been deeply imbued with this knowledge, have been so selfless that
    • Nobody knows who wrote it. On the outside there are only the words: The man
    • should be unknown. He worked in such a way that he merely added something
    • personages known in history; they sometimes are embodied in historical
    • same time done for all. — This is the truth that was known to the
    • together with a new knowledge into these forms, much good would accrue, for
    • therefore, is this: The human being must know how to keep silence about the
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • The Sun Mystery ... Death, Resurrection, and is also known as
    • unknown.
    • ordinary life and knowledge, could solve the problems of life
    • the problems of life yet retains the longing to know something
    • darker. An unknown impulse urges him to go farther; he has a
    • which the person knows nothing. Only the pictures are known.
    • soul. Nothing is known of all this because in sleep the person
    • condition of consciousness, they know that in this
    • consciousness and knowledge of them. In sleep we all live
    • nothing can be known until we can enter it with Inspirational
    • beings pass in light sleep, though they know nothing of it. The
    • usually know that they can sleep lightly, and they know also
    • that dreams emerge from this light sleep. They know that there
    • is a dreamless sleep. But the utmost that they can know of this
    • familiar with this feeling in the morning, where one knows that
    • conception. We learn to know how we have lived between death
    • karma. We know then why certain capacities are ours in this
    • life as the results of a previous one. We know why in this life
    • we learn to know our destiny, our karma. We can learn to know
    • revelation was known. It was realised that many people had died
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    • were based on a quite different kind of knowledge from that of to-day,
    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • disclose themselves as those we know from anthroposophical writings as
    • knows about himself becomes more and more abstract. But behind
    • knowledge has shrunk more and more. Once it was known: Form shines out
    • the plant Earth-soul. The differences were known, but gradually they
    • once more to behold, and to know, and to understand, through the outer
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    • Christianity, we find, in what is known as the ‘Gnosis,’
    • know to-day. The materialistic doctrine of evolution, in tracing
    • Knowledge. The latter, so it has been thought, should confine
    • the spiritual world behind the physical world of matter. We know that
    • life of sleep could know the reality of existence as a citizen of the
    • other teachings of Spiritual Science we can acknowledge the reality
    • as the Mystery of Golgotha. Then began the age when men could know:
    • learnt to say: ‘If I would know where the deepest Divinity,
    • mankind — when I know that an Initiation was fulfilled there as
    • its farthest future may be summed up by saying that a clear knowledge
    • innermost core of his soul he knows himself as the “I AM.”
    • ‘history,’ knowing it to be but the outer garment of
    • whereas the latter is forced to acknowledge that we are here
    • realities. In this sphere, therefore, Spiritual Science knows
    • that human life and knowledge, as these exist in the physical world,
    • External knowledge has been led in the spheres both of Natural
    • to know the truth in regard to world phenomena and have a true and
    • knower does not correspond to truth. He only acquires true
    • This is the ‘redemption of knowledge.’ ‘Moral
    • higher level — in effect when man knows himself freed from the
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  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • a greed for knowledge but to be a spiritual impulse penetrating deeply
    • sphere of human knowledge.” He showed by this remark that he
    • thought to be akin to mathematics but because it was known that the
    • of knowledge.
    • knowledge in definite terms. They say: In the act of knowledge, man
    • natural and spiritual worlds. But there is a higher mode of knowledge.
    • knowledge is much more reliable than any intellectual judgment.
    • which is, however, more than an image. Those who really know what they
    • devotion. External history knows nothing of these things and indeed
    • revelation of an unknown world, that the instruments represent primal
    • the deeds of Beings belonging to an unknown world through the dramatic
    • help you to understand these things. We know that the world evolves
    •  Water and air, is known to thee.
    •  Thy mind is there wherever knowledge dwells:
    •  All, it is said, is known to thee.”
    • All is known to Erda in this consciousness. And so step by step, we
    •  Nor yearn to know,
    • parallelism of the progress of human evolution, as indeed it is known
    • Knowledge of this mighty impulse developed the power of the Ego in the
    • and then, afterwards, recognition and acknowledgment.) This, then, was
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • I have described as knowledge through revelation and knowledge
    • acquired by reason, as we find it in Scholasticism. Knowledge through
    • be the guardian of this kind of knowledge.
    • The second kind of knowledge was held to be within the scope of
    • stream of Scholasticism acknowledged that this knowledge acquired by
    • reason could not in any sense be regarded as knowledge emanating from
    • knowledge no longer accessible to mankind in that age must be
    • shall find that the characteristics of this knowledge through
    • knowledge acquired by reason and knowledge through revelation (in the
    • have been at a loss to know what was meant. It would have been
    • unthinkable to him that if knowledge concerning super-sensible worlds
    • knowledge was beyond the reach of man's ordinary cognition, but they
    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • Aristotle, and the kind of knowledge that made its appearance about
    • and were thus able, with super-sensible knowledge, to realise the
    • obliterate all that had previously been known of these individuals.
    • like Plotinus, for example, of whom very little was known but who was
    • acknowledge God as a Being because the Ideas are primary and
    • words when there was still knowledge of the principles of true
    • evolved independently were unknown. Whereas the Initiates of earlier
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  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIGHER WORLDS”
    • you know that when the human being will be able to look into the
    • most intimate knowledge of human evolution, out of the knowledge of
    • anthroposophical feelings and from a knowledge of the events which
    • not like to acknowledge such things. The present time likes to turn
    • One more thing should be grasped clearly. You know that the religions of
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • little of what should be known to humanity in a near future, at least
    • with the intellect, with experiments and observations. We know that
    • We know that Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan will follow our Earth.
    • knows quite a lot about the structure of the skull and of the human
    • knowledge which is acquired through external science were to be
    • instance, be able to see — a clock. They would, therefore, know
    • say: “Of what use is it to know all these things? We can quite
    • well do without this knowledge. Indeed, we can live quite comfortably
    • without knowing, all these, things” ... Yet a great error
    • knowledge! For, in reality, we cannot live without it. Indeed, at the
    • quite a decent life without having a knowledge of the spiritual
    • upon the earth without possessing any spiritual knowledge. External
    • Eve’s Temptation, what is known to us as the Luciferic
    • But we can learn to know that even in the 13th and 14th century
    • know that air exists. For them, space is empty. At least this fact
    • active within our physical body. If we know this, we have the right
    • people, because they know so little what psychology really is!),
    • peculiar mother. One does not know if he is really the son of the old
    • since he only brings into his book what he more or less knows, his
    • qualities just described, whom we can only understand if we know this
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • Also known as: The Temple Is/Becomes — Man!
    • aspirant for spiritual knowledge — is called Johannes
    • have a certain knowledge; and above all we must be mindful of the
    • task ahead of us. Only if we know upon what laws and fundamental
    • always been known as Temples. You have already heard how the life of
    • made to Solomon's Temple. We know that this temple was meant to
    • far less importance — we know that he must have passed within a
    • feel a kind of fear, a kind of dread of spiritual knowledge,
    • knowledge — sevenfold knowledge. But in a certain respect he
    • knowing too, that the Empress is intent upon his death, he asks the
    • our contemporaries. But what of our artistic sense? I do not know
    • knowledge of what is greatest and most sublime in the world, if we
    • feel and know the creative power inherent in the mysteries of the
    • Cross in the sphere of knowledge which Theosophy carries in
  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • For this lecture, the date is unknown, the GA# is unknown, and the
    • translator is unknown! It was given in Berlin, at sometime during
    • Manu said to himself: peoples who know nothing of reincarnation will
    • then come into contact with others who have intimate knowledge of it
    • in the first place — and these form what is known as the ancient
    • We have therefore come to know three groups of Initiates, the task of
    • therefore continually to be given from what is known as Montsalvat,
    • He is known as the “Apostle of Germany.” He lived
    • is known only to esotericism. (The German version of this paragraph
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • Also known as: The Mystery of Golgotha and the Mystery of the Trinity
    • Also known as: The Mystery of Golgotha and the Mystery of the Trinity
    • more in the light of spiritual knowledge. Intellectualistic knowledge
    • such knowledge only takes hold of the thinking life of man. So long
    • it is my deepest conviction, arising from a knowledge of the
    • We men of to-day little know how far we have gone in
    • liberation and redemption, unto a new knowledge of the Eternal within
    • Ex Deo nascimur. But do we know it still? Can we still know
    • learned to know the Christ, with whom indeed all human beings lived
    • Mysteries the pupils learned to know Him once again in His full
    • known in yonder spiritual World, had descended and walked in
    • known, how human beings had once upon a time remembered Him, because
    • In primæval ages men had not known Death. Since ever they came to
    • consciousness on Earth, they had an inner knowledge of the soul
    • knowledge have been awakened which can be kindled from depths of the
    • spiritual literature, [See especially “Knowledge
    • acquires knowledge about the world in the manner of modern Science,
    • reason why, whenever he acquires knowledge in the modern sense, he
    • knowledge, the greatness of which he is truly able to appreciate,
    • From his knowledge of spiritual worlds he finds the
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    • Also known as: Archangels and the Living Source of Speech
    • Also known as: Archangels and the Living Source of Speech
    • are round about him. As you will know, we have in the course of our
    • peoples — the Folk Spirits as we call them. You will know of
    • impossible in the course of that very study to come to a knowledge of
    • It was out of an extraordinarily deep perception that the well-known
    • figures; as you know, we have sought here again and again to enter
    • the knowledge of the Event that finds its way into the hearts
    • Christ first made Himself known to men, during all this time while He
    • in the Gospels, the knowledge of Christ has not come in its
    • fullness, the knowledge men have had of Him has not been sufficiently
    • language of thought or symbol. And we can know that amidst it all
    • all, we must approach these ancient writings with reverence, knowing
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • Also known as: Mysteries of the Pleroma: the Corruption of their
    • Also known as: Mysteries of the Pleroma: the Corruption of their
    • whose nature a much more highly spiritual mode of knowledge is
    • Greece they were known as Aeons — of the first rank, the second
    • sphere known as the Pleroma, and the dawn of another age had broken.
    • world known as the Pleroma was a matter of immediate experience, and
    • of knowledge in the innermost recesses of the soul — the forces
    • thinking had not begun to function in the mind of man. Knowledge came
    • against the grain in our days, when men prefer to receive knowledge
    • merely in assimilating knowledge that has already been laid down as a
    • so in the darkness there arose a new mode of knowledge and a new
    • knowledge devoid of all insight into the mysteries of the Pleroma, to
    • decadence has corrupted an earlier insight into the world known as
    • highly spiritual form of knowledge has become corrupt; the life of
    • what once was a power functioning in the world known as the Pleroma.
    • beings once known as the Fauns and Satyrs. And if we understand the
    • efforts for union between the beings known in olden times as the
    • known in days of yore as the Fauns and Satyrs. Their once goat-like
    • the sphere of Imaginative knowledge that we can stand with full
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    • by the lecturer. Also known as: Luciferic and Ahrimanic
    • by the lecturer. Also known as: Luciferic and Ahrimanic
    • in the physical world, and the physical world is known to us through
    • repeat it: If we did not have our sense organs, we could know nothing
    • elemental world is an unknown world for the human being as he now
    • all know, we are formed of solid matter only to a very small extent.
    • our knowing by Imaginative perception all that surrounds us as the
    • know this establish a new pathology. Hic Rhodus, hic salta, now
    • death. They are only there, however, for a short time, as you know,
    • it but, whether we know it or not, the dead human being works upon
    • connection. We know that throughout the world in which we live
    • though it was often only known by instinct. I said: the dead, soon
    • Now, as we know, when man has been still longer dead, he will have
    • Forgive my inserting at this point a personal remark — you know
    • own Theory of Knowledge, but a Theory of Knowledge implicit
    • that work from the spiritual world, knows that in truth a man cannot
    • something. You know there is something that wishes to have something
    • once more a new piece of knowledge, the knowledge should also be
  • Title: Lecture I: Ancient Myths
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    • have frequently remarked that knowledge, that way of thinking
    • aided through older, what we call atavistic, knowledge, through
    • knowledge of the Egyptians, Greeks and Israelites as expressed by
    • they developed a knowledge which had a longing to know the deeper
    • sought to know about that which goes through births and deaths —
    • but in order to know of this eternal part in life the Egyptians
    • you know, the oldest generation of Gods was around Uranus and Gaea or
    • Rhea belonged, but above all Oceanus. As you know, through certain
    • younger, Chronos and Rhea with all that belongs to it. You know too
    • particularly need.) And you know too that she saved Zeus and brought
    • of the Gods. The Greek looks up to his Gods and knows: they indeed
    • unsympathetic visits; Zeus in particular, as you know, sometimes paid
    • can only hold sway for the life that man knows between birth and
    • beings and above us the Imaginings. Now you know that in the
    • me remind you that you know how a few hundred years ago the human
    • You can still find this knowledge in Jacob Boehme and Paracelsus,
    • Salt. Could man — this was known to the investigator of nature
    • was known, even by Saint Martin, that with the Sulphur of the
    • of natural science. And the more one learns to know mythology, the
    • describing to himself at the same time this knowledge: If I
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    • human consciousness. We know of the development of consciousness
    • in mankind, we know that we have to look back to earlier times of
    • also refers, as you know, to this subject.
    • on the other we can reflect. You know, moreover, if you have followed
    • know, that when Isis discovered that her spouse, Osiris, had been
    • modern times know, to be sure, about these entirely different
    • these things must be spoken of today, because the knowledge of
    • for what is to develop as the new. If we have knowledge of what once
    • know, the expression in the boys of an organic process, which occurs
    • years — as you know we have already spoken of other experiences
    • think nowadays in an abstract way, inasmuch as they desire to know
    • knowledge, one cannot know, but one knows through the whole
    • human being. One knows what goes on outside in space, goes on
    • known to those ancient peoples of the ages of which one must speak
    • air-events and the human processes of knowledge which take place
    • is an outrage if one says such things. I know it is an outrage, but
    • connections. But only when one looks into such things does one know
    • knowledge of the more intimate connections, all sorts of things are
    • mankind must learn to know today, and which they do not want to hear,
    • for, as you know, of things that are black it is asserted that they
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    • knowledge the far-reaching world-conception, which was an inner
    • experience, signified more than the mere sense-perception knowledge
    • become famous. Beneath this statue, as is well known, stood the
    • and Ahrimanic figures. People looked at the statue and did not know
    • but she did not know its nature, she knew nothing of the being of
    • to know of this, he gathered together the fourteen pieces, and with
    • all the knowledge of natural scientific profundity he again made
    • chuckling being — mankind still had self-knowledge about this
    • put before them for the benefit of their self-knowledge, in the 15th,
    • then I have one franc. I believe it. So long as I only know that I
    • and even ‘ideals’. In other words: mankind does not know
    • shown, that the foundation of external knowledge is only a reflection
    • experience. The letter ... by this is meant, as you know, the
    • every day. For they do not know the word that must be added to the
  • Title: Lecture IV: Ancient Myths
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    • abstraction in the sense we have come to know it, namely estrangement
    • say: it took its course when man for his knowledge, perception and
    • He met the other man and learnt to know him. As he breathed the air
    • in his neighbourhood, he learnt to know him. Yes, indeed, my dear
    • friends, in many respects to its advantage, modern mankind knows
    • we can perhaps mention presently but which are indeed known to most
    • an instrument of knowledge. These things have only been
    • organ of knowledge, all that concerned the forces of the larynx. The
    • to the world brought him thoughts. Head-knowing is quite
    • different from the earlier forms of knowing. In this epoch
    • head-knowledge came to especial prominence. But in spite of the fact
    • spiritual life, world-knowledge, world-conception. Man is shut off
    • constellations of the stars have also always known that certain help
    • of Brest-Litowsk. You know that various people are taking part in
    • the least.’ And so a number of delegates who were known to have
    • know actualities one must observe the men who have to do with them —
    • today talks about current events, but how little is really known of
    • the events of today, how little people actually know of what is going
    • further; it often comes up, as you know. What I will stress is this:
    • Goethe's optical knowledge, and let flow into such judgments —
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    • grows up and attains the age known to us as the average age of life.
    • We know that at our
    • already know in the twenties everything that is to be attained. More
    • There must come an entirely new knowledge of the being of man. For
    • only when an entirely new knowledge of man's being is reached, will
    • reality each age is a transition. But it is a different thing to know
    • within them! People do not acknowledge it, but all the sciences are
    • grasped it. That he knows; a feeling of that is present in him. But,
    • enter if fresh knowledge is drawn out of the spiritual world. This he
    • 19th Century, compared with which the materialism known by Friedrich
    • of political life (one must know history, real history, not the fable
    • enthusiastic panegyrist of Herr Freimark, whom you know from his
    • else to say about life than the young men. Merely to know this
    • only have the right to say it is not true, if we know that this human
    • schooldays. I have known doctors who were leaders in their special
    • acquiring knowledge in later years. I once knew a very famous man —
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    • this statement applies particularly to our own time. We know that
    • Know thyself’ stood on Apollo's temple as a challenge to
    • the Delphic temple ‘Know thyself’ merely a phrase at that
    • time, as we know from our various studies. For even in this Grecian
    • age it was still possible to bring about a deeper knowledge of man
    • also a challenge to us to strive again for a real knowledge of man,
    • for a knowledge of what man on the earth actually is.
    • comets; even meteors — irregularities, as we know — make
    • knows nothing of the fact that the whole world has a share in the
    • ‘there are limits to human knowledge, one cannot get beyond
    • learns to know the upper and the lower Gods, the Upper and the
    • investigator has a special knowledge of these things if he is able to
    • them. They are then head-knowledge. The rest of life that runs more
    • slowly, is destined to transform the head-knowledge gradually into
    • heart-knowledge — I now call the other man not the head-man, I
    • call him the heart-man — to transform head-knowledge into
    • heart-knowledge, knowledge in which the whole man shares, not only
    • transform head-knowledge into heart-knowledge than to assimilate the
    • head-knowledge. Even if the head-knowledge is an especially clever
    • knowledge, one needs today the time into the twenties, is it not so?
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    • certainly has that. For as you know, the configuration of the starry
    • it ourselves. Between death and a new birth we come to know all the
    • birth. And just as here on the earth we learn to know the laws by
    • acknowledges that the magnetic needle does not turn by itself to the
    • experiments; as he is very unwilling to acknowledge clairvoyance, but
    • probably know that it has played a very special role in this war.
    • their development will perhaps know that in the very early days it
    • spiritual substance continuously, then one knows how to apply it to
    • extraordinarily interesting because, as you probably know, when
    • culture knows that there will be a bad crop three to five years after
    • different. It is dying out. The earth is dying. We know this from
    • Spiritual-Science, since we know that the Earth will be transformed
    • things were still known atavistically, but people no longer attach a
    • Class, for only then does the knowledge that entered this poor head
    • spiritual science, knows that he would be ashamed to give a lecture
    • knows that that would be absolutely valueless. It would only
    • of knowledge; what the head can experience must be reflected upon in
    • the Ice Age. We know that changes took place in mankind at that time,
    • Lemurian epoch and our own epoch. Similarities are as we know always
    • there is also externally, cosmically, a resemblance. You know that
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    • requisite preliminary knowledge. Other opinions will be in so far
    • you know, when the human being goes through the portal of death, he
    • you know, considerable time elapses before the astral body is also
    • knowledge of anthroposophical spiritual science that the human being
    • to higher knowledge, he would, more or less, ruin his human body; for
    • we learn to know this nuance of the rhythmic system from the other
    • side, from the spirit-soul side. We come to know the process from the
    • knowledge of the human organization as seen from within; they are not
    • knowledge of it coming from within, from intimate contact with both
    • the metabolism). And by coming to know from the other side this
    • be “knowledge a priori.” A priori! Now, that is a
    • then one knows whence this curious mathematical knowledge springs.
    • inherited characteristics. It can be understood only when we know
    • there is yet another aspect: those souls who came to know
    • if we know such facts. Try to understand the strange personality of
    • other unreal life conception. What do we know of present day humanity
    • if we know only about its blood relationship, about its blood
    • earth. What external science knows about these things is indeed very
    • without knowing what macrocosmic significance the ectoderm has, what
  • Title: Lecture: The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking
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    • differentiation. It is well known that speaking is connected with the
    • only acknowledge as Spirit that which enters into the world of
    • knowledge of life. Those who realise what lack of idealism in speech
    • control his physical body. Those who understand it fully, know that
    • the capacity to lift the legs and raise the body upright; they know
    • worlds, a knowledge that for everything there is compensation. But
    • life's happenings rests on the sure knowledge that there is
    • we know something of their activity in the physical body. But we know
    • true and penetrating perception of human life know that man lives
    • within the ether-body; but we know nothing in ordinary consciousness
    • during life on Earth, and moreover, as you know, during certain
    • really to know something about the world and about life, we must try
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    • Also known as: The Ego as Experience of Consciousness,
    • Also known as: The Ego as Experience of Consciousness,
    • that in order really to know something about the nature of man, quite
    • the moment, the shock will make them put aside all such knowledge.
    • and, their knowledge of the world is derived, for the most part, from
    • We know that even to-day, when it has become thoroughly decadent,
    • Vedanta philosophy. Moreover we know that this age, too, was preceded
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    • Also known as: Self-Consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • Also known as: Self-Consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • After many long years of work in this domain of knowledge, I know
    • intelligible to modern civilisation and culture, and I know, too, how
    • Knowledge of Higher Worlds 26th November, 1921) — to
    • path of knowledge along which the higher, super-sensible worlds are
    • knowledge that man’s power of investigation, in so far as it
    • usually known as the problem of immortality, of destiny, in the
    • knowledge itself, have all been evolved from investigation of the
    • themselves to mere belief but who want to have knowledge of things
    • one possessed of real knowledge they may be merely impressions made
    • A genuine investigator knows that what is absorbed unconsciously in
    • and to attain true and genuine knowledge of the higher, super-sensible
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • It is very important to remember this, for we all of us know that
    • Everyone knows how in a tiny child the brain develops by degrees into
    • In striving for Imaginative Knowledge we again become aware of this
    • outer and inner boundaries of knowledge can now be faced in an
    • one also feels that little by little these boundaries of knowledge
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    • and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.
    • the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.*
    • other sphere, which contained a knowledge of Nature, to the extent in
    • spheres of knowledge slowly begin to appear from the fifteenth
    • knowledge, which then became the contents of the modern
    • with contents of a natural-scientific character. The knowledge of
    • knowledge which could no longer be grasped to its full extent: the
    • who were striving after knowledge were occupied above all with
    • to gain a knowledge of Nature.
    • struggle of the intellect that was seeking to gain a knowledge of
    • after knowledge had touched the super-sensible sphere with their
    • knowledge of Nature were fundamentally a continuation of what the
    • Church acknowledged to be right in the sphere of natural science. The
    • tendency to include in knowledge nothing but an empiricism based on
    • nevertheless the contents of knowledge.
    • gained through a knowledge of the sensory world. This knowledge was
    • two paths of cognition: the path of knowledge and the path of faith.
    • more and more overcome, I might say, by the knowledge which the world
    • knowledge flowed out of the world of the senses, whereas the attitude
    • not overlook this stage in the development of human knowledge.
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    • been gained in regard to a knowledge of Nature, and nothing had been
    • existence, at least to a certain extent. Theories of knowledge were
    • know anything about the possibility of forming a conception of the
    • knowledge of Nature. Something has thus arisen, which acquires a
    • cannot do it completely, for we know that the human being does not
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge does not throw light upon that
    • waking up, it escapes your consciousness, you do not know anything
    • through the fact that we will. Just as little as you know what occurs
    • to you during sleep, just as little do you know what takes place with
    • materialism; for it has led to a positive knowledge of the material
    • Czolbe, who only acknowledge sensualism, or materialism with their
    • with its entirely spiritual inclinations (but the head does not know
    • that knowledge should once more be raised from depths which do not
    • undergone a training in knowledge, if such a human being observes the
    • him a knowledge of the things which are outside; he reckons, as it
    • we rise to a higher knowledge, the chief thing to be borne in mind is
    • is merely a “head”-knowledge ... but the chief thing to
    • super-sensible knowledge is, fundamentally speaking, not a relation
    • freed through a science, a knowledge, a spiritual world-conception,
    • known something concerning real wisdom. I have already spoken to you
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    • We know that when a
    • etheric body, his astral body and his ego. And we know that after a
    • after having reached, so to speak, a normal age. We know that
    • external physical body (we know this, for it is a trivial truth)
    • known to many of you, but that I must nevertheless repeat here, a
    • Dornach in the service of spiritual science, know from that day,
    • aura. If you contemplate the Dornach Building you will know (and
    • those who have seen it know this) that it is a double cupola
    • Building know how much they owe to this etheric aura. And I shall
    • know the feelings voiced in the first dialogue of my second Mystery
    • clairvoyant knowledge, we fully learn to know the significance of the
    • see, clairvoyant knowledge arises when our soul-spiritual part is
    • (you know what imaginative knowledge is) — it imagines all that
    • culture, knowledge and forces of the will and of feeling, is all
    • science. We know that every epoch of human evolution has its
    • to know them when you shall see the Building in the course of time
    • true nature we must, from now onwards, learn to know through
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • man, to know something of the being of man, but yet were unable to
    • attain their goal. In the time in which they lived, ancient knowledge
    • most eminent minds of the day were unable to lead to a new knowledge.
    • Boehme there resounds a kind of longing to know the universe in man
    • and man in the universe. Out of the sum-total of his knowledge of the
    • we find in him a knowledge of the universe which he expresses in
    • not actually reach this knowledge. Giordano Bruno’s imagery is
    • real knowledge of nature. Thus Bacon too, at the turn of the
    • it were at the threshold of the knowledge of life after death but
    • does not actually attain to this knowledge.
    • knowledge of pre-earthly man — a knowledge drawn from ancient
    • of the universe which might have led him to a knowledge of earthly
    • activity of human knowledge, but it has no content. Had it been
    • man. But this he cannot do. His knowledge too remains inadequate.
    • living knowledge which in earlier epochs of human evolution it had
    • object of finding knowledge of the universe. He had really ‘lost’
    • himself, together with his inner life of knowledge, and what remained
    • together, as it were, the last vestiges of knowledge filled with
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man's Development,
    • Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man's Development,
    • from a long study of the spiritual science of Anthroposophy. We know
    • this course of development, know that the second half of the 19th
    • We already know the
    • members constituting human nature. We know that the soul-members of
    • of transformation, in a special course of development. We know that
    • comprehension for that which lived in Roman culture know: There the
    • sense known in Europe, in the Greek culture: The Romans developed the
    • fluctuating knowledge of the universe lived in Europe simultaneously
    • with a fluctuating knowledge of humanity. These had nothing of the
    • penetrating character of the knowledge of the universe that the
    • man sways either towards the longing for an extensive knowledge of
    • the universe, or towards the longing for self-knowledge, knowledge of
    • of the most important things in Anthroposophy is the knowledge that
    • soul-spiritually and bodily. A knowledge going in the direction of
    • spiritual knowledge of the universe, which — in spite of the
    • know sleep only in its negative aspect, that it dulls consciousness.
    • really knows very little indeed of his bodily processes. The Greeks,
    • through their full knowledge of the fact that in hypochondric people
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    • “a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being
    • acquire any real self-knowledge or feeling of his own being without
    • is able to know and experience in the material world. To form an idea
    • knowledge obtained through the senses and through history, here on
    • essential way to acquire knowledge of the science of Initiation is to
    • themselves. They know nothing about the impulses that are at work to
    • regard to paths of knowledge. The attitude adopted towards those who
    • can be known, for it need only be remembered that it is the striving
    • all the old, habitual conceptions. I have known many people —
    • image of the ego is reflected back to you by the body. You know of
    • your being of which most people at present know nothing, but in which
    • further progress of mankind in respect of knowledge and social
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    • also known as: Man and the World of Stars, and
    • also known as: Man and the World of Stars, and
    • unity. Anyone who is able in one way or another to gain knowledge of
    • the nature of the ancient Mysteries knows that within these
    • Mysteries, knowledge was sought as a revelation of the Spiritual in
    • a knowledge of the spiritual nature of the world. A pictorial
    • knowledge of the Spiritual lay at the foundation of all ancient
    • conceptions of the world. This knowledge came to direct expression,
    • knowledge that can bring to realization what Goethe already divined:
    • a knowledge that raises itself to art, not symbolical
    • the principle that he who finds his way into it knows that what is
    • knowledge. The essential thing is that knowledge should
    • gradually develop together with anthroposophical knowledge out of the
    • single individual, but that, out of the knowledge thus gained in an
    • pertaining to spiritual knowledge at the present time, I have given
    • bound to dissolve away when the ‘backbone’ of knowledge
    • Movement for Religious Renewal to know that it must adhere to its
    • I know, my dear friends, that there are always some who find it
    • order to present something once and for all in its true light. I know
    • fact must be known by Anthroposophists that it has founded itself out
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    • Lectures to Members series. This lecture is also known as:
    • Lectures to Members series. This lecture is also known as:
    • one definite standpoint, so that a more accurate knowledge can
    • add to the facts that you already know in connection with this
    • body, which we learn to know externally in the physical world through
    • concerning which we may say that it was already known to men such as
    • grasped through imaginative knowledge owing to its super-sensible
    • character, but as far as imaginative knowledge is concerned, it can
    • contemplated externally through our ordinary sensory knowledge.
    • in the world, merely know of the physical body as much as we would
    • know of a house, if we would only go round it outside, without ever
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
    • acquainted with the interior of the physical body! We know what it is
    • strange. But our sense-organs — you know this from other
    • You already know
    • only thing we know, is that we were born; in the first place, because
    • itself from the physical. We know that we are an Ego only because we
    • know that we have died, that our spiritual has freed itself from our
    • when we are asleep. Just as we know nothing of our physical
    • Ego-consciousness when we are asleep, so we know nothing concerning
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    • (pronounced EE), whose significance is well known. Consequently, the
    • to know what the face was really like. We can only understand it if
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    • self-knowledge and thus prove a good preparation for the delegates'
    • of knowledge, the ethical practice, the inner religious life that
    • with the acceptance of just any haphazard type of knowledge.
    • The kind of knowledge
    • that the modern way of knowledge has produced objective physics,
    • way of knowledge in keeping not with the world he wants to leave
    • knowledge that corresponds to his in-turned will, that takes him ever
    • were not to change the direction of his knowledge. He would have to
    • but I feel quite at home with the knowledge they produced.” The
    • super-sensible realm as the basis of knowledge. Externalized forms of
    • consists in a compulsion to seek super-sensible knowledge. That the
    • Anthroposophical Society builds its content on knowledge received
    • between his continuing outer life and the ideal life and knowledge
    • one's will; secondly, in experiencing super-sensible knowledge;
    • the experiencing of knowledge, and one's participation in the time's
    • knowledge, to the participation in the time's destiny that I have
    • I know how
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • You know, of course, that a fear of water can express itself in
    • knowledge, then, is one characteristic of the human race. But that
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    • connected with the process described in my book “Knowledge of Higher
    • would know how to interpret them so as to say: ‘These are the movements
    • when this was already known; and the Pistis-Sophia presents a physical
    • knowledge is really to be attained.
    • knowledge. It is not only the knowledge of spiritual truths that is primarily
    • striving after knowledge.
    • now knows, however, that there are a few men — who will be more and
    • must first know what must happen and recognise clearly and without any
    • illusion, that those who have already covered all true effort after knowledge
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    • sense. Not only does this knowledge help us understand everyday life,
    • You all know it as the word indicating the opposite of what we call
    • conveyed by the word forgetting. You will all know the annoying
    • You know, of course, that memory or remembering has something to do
    • of forming an idea of this participation is to get to know a fact
    • life, from morning till night, were always in your mind. You know of
    • knowledge it does not yet work inwardly to bring life into the free
    • we shall understand many a thing in everyday life, if we know about
    • that strong moral impulses can follow from the knowledge of such
    • then no amount of preaching will help. When he knows, however, that
    • such as no other knowledge and no merely external moral commands can
    • do. Knowledge of the facts of the spiritual world, as imparted by
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    • egoistic desire for recovery; in fact there has to be knowledge of
    • the deeper foundations in these matters, and this knowledge has to be
    • made known.
    • his personal concern. To be effective it is necessary to know how to
    • is it sufficient for anthroposophy to spread the knowledge of man's
    • not just to know this, but to understand more and more clearly the
    • Unless you make it your business to know what spiritual science can
    • know anything about the nature of blood. That would be quite
    • that can be examined in all the known ways. And blood is described
    • to say, it is not only bound to be unknown to materialistic science,
    • through a knowledge of man arising out of spiritual science that we
    • you will know that definite forms of chronic illnesses are connected
    • kind of person is he fundamentally? You have to know what basic
    • have really got to know this aspect of a person, you may have to
    • however, if people only know of it. A lot can be done for some
    • you know that the nerve is the expression of the astral body and seek
    • worked through by him, and in this respect nobody can possibly know
    • arose within. And only the person who knows of this connection can
    • treatment. We need quite a different basis, for spiritual knowledge
    • must know that the human organs that come under the influence of the
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    • know that before this we cannot speak of such a division of the sexes
    • enough to make the hands go round. In actual fact if we want to know
    • know (of) today as the difference between the various
    • its influence upon him. Now we know when we base ourselves on
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    • understand this fact and many others besides. You know from the
    • understood when we know that he has a fourfold structure of physical
    • very complicated. It takes a very long time for man to get to know
    • important — but which is also variable. What we know as the
    • that we can best get to know these inner and outer connections if we
    • changes during the night, about which the ordinary human being knows
    • various bodies influence one another. We know that we are embedded in
    • science also lost its depth. Through spiritual knowledge this depth
    • between caricatures of science and real knowledge based on the
    • have spiritual scientific knowledge, and that it has to find its way
    • into every realm of knowledge and life.
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    • question: How can a knowledge of these things help us understand in a
    • starting-point. You know of course that a great difference exists and
    • when we know things like this that lie behind the sense perceptible
    • circumstances there is no recovery. This fact is known by most
    • correctly ascertained, and if you do not know which the first day is
    • then as a rule you do not know which the seventh day is either. But
    • sense phenomena into the spiritual world, knows of these rhythms, and
    • the person who looks behind the scenes of existence knows that the
    • an ancient heritage of rhythmic knowledge. As the rhythm of the body
    • are not the only beings we know of, we also know of beings that are
    • superior to present-day earth man. We know of the sons of life or the
    • angels, and we know that they went through their human stage on
    • ancient Moon. We know of the spirits of fire or the archangels, that
    • and we also know of the primeval forces, who went through their human
    • no longer knows how to take guidance from the great script of the
    • stars. Angels know the course of the cosmos, and the course of their
    • beings who know and interpret the signs of the times had to ask
    • scheme: physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego. You know,
    • we know of physical body, etheric body, astral body, ego,
    • what we know to be the evolutionary course of humanity. And we shall
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    • is very interesting for people to know, namely, how illnesses are
    • things most of you know from other lectures, but it is essential to
    • know that on passing through the portal of death man first of all has
    • know that when man has just passed through the portal of death he
    • life runs its course, and we know that at this stage of his existence
    • person does not need to know about all this, yet he will be aware of
    • knowledge is not so closely connected with us as the temperament and
    • incarnation. People who have had any knowledge of this have always
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    • and altogether that which is greatest, is not to be sought in unknown
    • fellow creatures. Therefore only a knowledge and understanding that
    • spiritual scientist, for he knows that when the animal does something
    • to know what laughing and weeping really imply, and therefore ascribe
    • it to animals as well. A person who really observes the soul knows
    • unless we know what is actually happening in the spiritual part of
    • laughing and weeping, for you know that whilst laughing and weeping
    • moving, because we know that it will and must be overcome, but how
    • shall get to know many more things about the being of man. But I
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    • you consider what you know of earth conditions, then even if you look
    • know human conditions if we continually consider them from different
    • know, still one body. The conditions within our whole evolution must
    • the sun and then the moon separated from the earth! Now we know that
    • sun and the moon did man become like we know him today. What were the
    • on to the earth from outside. You know, of course, that the nearer we
    • regions of ancient Atlantis known today as the temperate zones.
    • in legends is absolutely based on a knowledge of the truth. If,
    • place we know of in Asia.
    • to acknowledge this as an acceptable idea? He united himself with the
    • present-day scholars, perhaps, will only get to know of if they
    • when nothing was known as yet of what was going on in the South,
    • master within himself, but by wanting to get to know the structure of
    • striving to know all the subtle aspects of cosmic happenings. We
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    • know that man's development is a gradual and very complicated
    • today, for you already know it. According to spiritual science man
    • the physical maternal sheath. But we know that when this has happened
    • compare it with that of the plant. We know that the plant only has
    • something karmic. But suppose you only know something about the theft
    • the objective world who has done the stealing, but you know nothing
    • know the significance of why one thing is painted like this and the
    • will develop in his own way through the subsequent ages. We know that
    • accordance with principles he himself chooses and acknowledges. Then
    • he can say: “Now I know why I am working with other people”.
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    • the Medici tombs in Florence. Our attitude to spiritual knowledge can
    • already some knowledge of occult science — to approach and
    • different angle, and indeed we cannot begin really to know anything
    • more unjustified than to believe that by knowing the contents of that
    • knowledge brought from the spiritual world.
    • this inflow of spiritual knowledge to be a reality. Hence the further
    • have often said that anyone possessed of spiritual knowledge is aware
    • knowledge of this change, or at least that such souls should be able
    • creation, or where there is a genuine striving for knowledge or for
    • higher knowledge will be attained by one who attempts to formulate it
    • out of concepts already familiar to him. Higher knowledge can be
    • respect of knowledge, of perception, however, there is a difference.
    • a searcher for knowledge. Spiritual knowledge is a different matter.
    • find that the knowledge we are trying to promote here is too baffling
    • matter of knowing something, we must exert every possible effort to
    • create the necessary Inspirations. If we are to ‘know
    • knowledge. Thus conditions in the spiritual world are exactly the
    • death — known to us under the name of Kamaloka — the
    • character of that life. The first stage of higher knowledge is what
    • this vision is not a dream; we know that it is reality. When we
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    • first person. We know too that this year, although it varies in many
    • We know that this ‘I’-consciousness,
    • even without any occult knowledge — to observe the life of soul
    • that is possible without any occult knowledge provided only there is
    • know that the other beings are there but we seem to be within a shell
    • Those who understand this passage know that Abraham, who was destined
    • be made between knowledge of Christian tenets and the reality
    • between knowledge and reality, it must nevertheless be said that he
    • asks himself: To what extent is he Christ-like? The fact of knowing
    • a person knows the reality of Christianity — in the sense that
    • it is not essential to know physiology provided that digestion takes
    • important knowledge for the Earth — knowledge that men will
    • their force: Thou art a God, be as a God! We know with all certainty
    • etheric forces as well. You will know from what I have previously
    • knowledge of Christ who at that time was still in the Sun sphere, and
    • they imparted this knowledge and understanding to their followers,
    • knowledge, feeling and perceptiveness of the life between death and
    • be peopled by sickly bodies only? Anthroposophy is not knowledge
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    • knows that it must be so and that it would be detrimental for his
    • You may have known such a case. If the friend had been the first to
    • including those of which he has no conscious knowledge or may even
    • soul's depths and of which the ‘I’ knows nothing.
    • I want to make you aware of how little a man really knows about the
    • things of the world surrounding him. He knows very little indeed of
    • intellect he gets to know and recognise the ordinary facts of life in
    • which he is involved. He gets to know what is going on both in the
    • the sea's bed. As we pass through life we get to know external
    • come our way. Who among all of you sitting here can know what you
    • been cancelled and you had been somewhere else. If you had known
    • known it would be possible for people to speak from one town to
    • to know what occult investigation reveals, namely that the Ego and
    • beings and our true human nature. This knowledge will help us to
    • girl: “I will paint for you the finest picture ever known if
    • findings of occult investigation when the investigator knows from his
    • external world and lead to knowledge. Admittedly this often calls for
    • necessary for more detailed knowledge of the life between death and
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    • region which receives forces radiated from the planet known in occult
    • not as things are on Earth, when man does not really know his own
    • being. What, after all, does he know about the processes working in
    • his organism? He knows nothing of them through direct perception and
    • what is learnt from anatomy or biology conveys no real knowledge of
    • it is extremely important to know that in view of the evolution of
    • beings having gradually acquired knowledge of particular processes,
    • waking life were instinctive. They had acquired their knowledge —
    • and stupendous knowledge has been preserved from the Egypto-Chaldean
    • cognisant of the reality. A man of the modern age does not know that
    • death). Thus in the men of old it was a matter of direct knowledge
    • someone has knowledge of Saturn or Mars or other planetary sphere and
    • knowledge of the pre-earthly conditions of Old Saturn, Old Sun and
    • bodies as we know them today but of the ‘Spirits of the
    • watch how the ancient knowledge disappears gradually as later epochs
    • constellations in the heavens genuine knowledge of spiritual events.
    • souls of all of you once harboured the experiences known to men when
    • the forces of knowledge which lie deep in the souls of men. All human
    • witness the outcome of these life-giving forces because knowledge of
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    • study which because of the significant knowledge it contains may well
    • was incarnated as the person known in history as
    • Those who desire to understand from occult knowledge the
    • is known to all occultists that the same soul which appeared on Earth
    • of materialistic knowledge of the world; and in the further course of
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds. How is it Achieved?
    • of mankind. Those who genuinely understand this evolution know that
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    • know that in the post-Atlantean era there have so far been five main
    • We also know that in each such epoch the next is prepared — as
    • Science. In this way not only will a knowledge of the being of man
    • of the Holy Grail can impart to men of the modern age knowledge that
    • We know that the human being on Earth consists of
    • Ego, together with everything that belongs to these members. We know,
    • there at all or merely continuing to live knowing nothing of itself,
    • must also have some knowledge of itself. Thus the immortality of the
    • even if we cannot yet claim to have any knowledge of occultism?
    • acquiring knowledge of the nature of man, this observation is of
    • second is the following: We know that in the first period of his life
    • Form, known in the Bible as the Elohim, are the Beings from whom the
    • are matters of which we must have knowledge if we are to understand
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    • its influence. St. Paul's profound esoteric knowledge exemplified in
    • he begins to feel and know himself as an ‘I’, when
    • the Ego. We know that man received the germ of his physical body from
    • is very important that teachers should have knowledge of these two
    • knowledge — matters relating, for example, to health and
    • illness. Why, it is asked today, should anyone need to know about
    • health and illness? The doctors know about these matters and the
    • Beings belonging to the higher Hierarchies. Now we know that the
    • very presentation was based upon profound esoteric knowledge. We
    • Shades.’ We know that this saying was true when applied to the
    • guidance of the Beings we know as the Angeloi, Archangeloi and so on.
    • important that this should be known. The work of the Luciferic beings
    • public opinion as we know it but something that can be compared with
    • of this or that standpoint but by applying the modes of knowledge
    • today, he knows that Buddha has faithfully adhered to what his
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    • we know from Spiritual Science, namely that the three kingdoms of
    • human kingdom. But then we know that the essential realities which we
    • it is then, for the first time, that knowledge dawns in us of the
    • the viewpoint of sleep, because then we know that it is the
    • lecture ‘On the Boundaries of Knowledge’,
    • ‘astronomical knowledge of a material system’ —
    • spirit. And this we can do when we impart to human souls knowledge
    • spiritual knowledge — a state of things that has existed for
    • any knowledge of a spiritual kind. In their life between death and
    • work at something knowing from the outset that ultimately it is bound
    • those who make known these tidings regard as their task is verily not
    • applicable to some other kind of knowledge. Spiritual Science imparts
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    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
    • We know that when an individual has spent this period of
    • unknowingly through our super-sensible existence until the next birth,
    • investigation and knowing the conditions of human life, we penetrate
    • To know this is extremely important for the general
    • attuned to it. I have known men who cannot even sew on a button to
    • way known to you, but again the belief might arise that it is not
    • position after death to know how things are in the spiritual worlds;
    • knowledge of these things here on Earth and can begin to know them
    • die in order to acquire certain knowledge. When we pass through the
    • during his lifetime have had no knowledge at all of Spiritual
    • on the knowledge to him out of love. Connection with the Earth must
    • thoughts, conveying knowledge in this way, or we may take an
    • rejected any knowledge of the spiritual world that might come his
    • can always know whether the dead soul also hears us, it must be said
    • being when he acquires some knowledge of the higher worlds. Death
    • Anthroposophy. What is of prime importance is not the knowledge that
    • life under the stimulus of the knowledge of the super-sensible worlds
    • in anthroposophical life. Merely to have knowledge of Anthroposophy
    • is not enough; knowledge and feeling must be combined. We must
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    • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man
    • experiences in the Sun sphere the region of true Soul-Life. We know
    • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man,
    • archetypes of earthly things. During life on earth he learns to know
    • ourselves belonged. We learn, therefore, gradually to know our
    • know more and more clearly in this realm that in his own inner being
    • Golgotha he was, as we know, sent by an act of Rosicrucian wisdom to
    • you now know to be the Mars region and in which a self-evident
    • to all creeds; and we know that on its return journey through these
    • self-knowledge, of completely unbiased self-knowledge. Only by being
    • able to put self-knowledge into practice can the soul find entrance
    • know that the stream of experiences in man's inner life of soul on
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    • as we try to gain knowledge, we must penetrate into the spiritual
    • anthroposophical knowledge concerning man and the evolution of the
    • Among the varied forms of knowledge that we try to reach
    • knowledge of the Christ; knowledge of the fundamentally important
    • deepened anthroposophical knowledge, into the course of human
    • knowledge. This contradiction can be cleared away only when we call
    • amount of knowledge concerning the facts of Nature and have been
    • realise that as the story of the event on Golgotha became known in
    • world, we certainly find there nothing that is known to-day about the
    • anyone may be, however little he may care to know about the Mystery
    • known.
    • world, you may refuse to know anything about clairvoyant impressions,
    • to know through clairvoyance, there is fundamentally nothing to
    • including knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha, and to reflect how
    • comes a feeling which at first knows nothing of the historical
    • Gnosticism. The Gnosis is known in the most varied ways. Externally,
    • remarkably little is really known about it, but from the available
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    • know that the Ego of Zarathustra had lived in this body; that the
    • We know that the souls of those great teachers were open to cosmic
    • mysteries which were lost to the wisdom-knowledge of later times. And
    • known what it was all about. And since one cannot properly express in
    • knowledge and faith — which implies a complete abandonment of
    • any knowledge about the being of Christ Jesus ... not to speak of
    • as we start looking at the fairly detailed knowledge about the Sibyls
    • unconscious, the unknown. The Libyan Sibyl, the hasty one, looks as
    • had appeared on Earth then, would have known from the writing in the
    • of the old way of knowing the world, prevalent during the first three
    • cultivated. I know I am saying something strange, but we shall see
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    • From earlier lectures we know that the Christ Being can
    • Christ related to the nature of Jesus? Now we already know that we
    • development appropriate for so lofty an Ego in that period. We know
    • evolution on Earth. We know that before the Lemurian Age they had
    • gone away to other planets. But we know also that the evolution of
    • there developed also that star worship which is indeed known
    • divine figure emerged from the others. The Greeks, we know,
    • We come to know Apollo if we look at Parnassus and the
    • had no skin — he is known in mythology as the Flayed Marsyas —
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    • post-Atlantean epoch. We know that in terms of spirituality it was
    • Yesterday I described it as the epoch in which knowledge was kindled
    • We know, and have emphasised, that the Earth develops
    • us look back a little, with the aid of occult knowledge, over what we
    • Yesterday we came to know about the threefold
    • threefold Christ-event lives on. In his soul is the knowledge: “As
    • and do we not know how in his next incarnation the messenger
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    • humanity in the way known to us, one result was that the chaotic
    • I had quite understood something you all know from the Parsifal saga
    • do with a certain matter, one very often does not know what will be
    • coming from the spiritual world. Often one does not know in the least
    • Thus I did not know how to proceed when I once asked the Norwegian
    • We know that Parsifal's mother, Herzeleide, bore
    • peculiar character; we know that she wished to shield him from
    • exposed to the dangers that had surrounded his father. But we know
    • We know that after many wanderings, during which he
    • signifies — naturally he did not know their names. He then goes
    • The name to him is full well-known.
    • clearly, did not know what to make of the message of the stars, for
    • whom he calls Flegetanis and in whom lives a certain knowledge of the
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    • spiritual world. Of course I know very well that if modern
    • the Moon forces, which have left their remains in the moon known to
    • know nothing of the angles which their rays make with the earth, the
    • knowledge, what do we find? Who is he, this Parsifal? He is ignorant
    • as the saga portrays him. He knows nothing about the surface course
    • protected from it. What he learns to know comes from sources active
    • he is one of those who know nothing of what has been going on
    • Grail: he has to meet Amfortas. We know that Amfortas had indeed been
    • knows nothing of it. But the forces which had guided human history
    • blameless forces of the soul, and not with traditional knowledge and
    • the soul. When we express what we know how to say today about our
    • know nothing of the angles which their rays make with the earth, the
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    • Also known as: Perceiving the Thought Being ...
    • Also known as: Perceiving the Thought Being ...
    • we know that there is concealed within us, within our human being,
    • evolution had died away, there came as you know, the Sun evolution
    • his philosophy not knowing that in this development the Spirits of
    • You know that Ahriman and
    • physical body and this as we know ends at death.
    • ‘History of Philosophy’! And what it can become when one knows
    • the point of seeing in it not only a guide to knowledge but a guide
    • how a soul can express itself which in its inmost being knows itself
    • giving us various facts of knowledge — but as something that
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    • The translator is unknown.
    • Working, this lecture is also known as:
    • The Science of Initiation and Knowledge of the Stars.
    • The translator is unknown.
    • Working, this lecture is also known as:
    • The Science of Initiation and Knowledge of the Stars.
    • civilisation all knowledge has been lost. To realise the loss we need
    • You know from my book
    • of the Spiritual behind it. To those who have knowledge of both its
    • Now, as you all know, we see what is outside or in front of a mirror
    • In this way one comes gradually to a knowledge of the “individuality”
    • of the Moon, to knowledge of what the Moon is in reality, whereas all
    • other knowledge is only like information we could glean about a human
    • refuses any approach towards initiation to know anything about the
    • know that as far as his apparent movement is concerned, Saturn moves
    • difficult to approach; she does not want to know anything about the
    • know nothing of it. But she lovingly reflects whatever comes from the
    • Masters of the forces of co-ordinative knowledge and mental activity
    • fortress that modern scientists know nothing essential about
    • long as we take in only what the physicists know of it. We can grasp
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    • configuration of the spiritual worlds, is gained through knowledge,
    • through a knowledge of the objective facts to which we are led
    • We already know this. In cases where we have to justify spiritual
    • us to know the corresponding configuration of the conditions of life
    • the one hand, the knowledge gained through spiritual science could
    • definite aspect (it is, after all, possible to know the real
    • upon the foundation of real knowledge,) it is, on the other hand,
    • that, at first, we learn to know the chief facts of spiritual life,
    • knowledge of these facts and of the way in which they interpenetrate
    • we view things from this angle we shall be able to draw knowledge out
    • however, only if we know the corresponding facts pertaining to the
    • Perhaps you know that in our physical life we can often
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge we shall see the true connexions of
    • necessity for him to regain a knowledge of his connexion with the
    • was only an instinctive knowledge) he possessed more than a
    • a lifeless store of knowledge, but a real treasure of life, something
    • we know or think in connection with the spiritual worlds, the dead
    • upon life, whereas the knowledge which is acquired throughout the
    • gained through spiritual knowledge reacts from the spiritual world on
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    • of our studies we may well take our start from what is already known
    • it, as you know, there is the elemental world. That is the next world
    • world’ that world which can only be perceived by what we know
    • spiritual scientist merely by knowing about certain things. You are
    • so only if you feel yourself, by virtue of this knowledge, within the
    • spiritual world; if you know yourself quite definitely as a member in
    • beings living with them in the physical body. Whether we know it or
    • to know our human life unless we gain knowledge of these
    • the occult connections in the world knows that when two human beings
    • manner of his vision and all that he is then able to know, he will
    • ceasing, as you know — for such is the progress of the human
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge as will lift the whole matter into
    • Inner conflicts of soul, which a person often does not know, will
    • taking his light from spiritual knowledge of this kind. To use a
    • spiritual way will know this. Today people are afraid of these truths
    • from spiritual science. They are afraid of knowing the reality. They
    • unwillingness to know reality — disturbing and confusing the
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment.
    • spiritual world. That will be decades after his death, as we know.
    • not write my theory of knowledge, but Goethe's —
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    • will say next. One is not curious because one knows it already; it
    • gradually acquire knowledge in a different way, — he must set
    • knowledge does not reach.
    • must rediscover what lies behind the knowledge provided by external
    • when knowledge is no longer obtained by means of combining abstract,
    • that. Thus these beings defy being counted. It must be acknowledged
    • certain age know that formerly one gained insight into another human
    • turn to spiritual knowledge and the insight that what exists up in
    • The significance of spiritual knowledge for man's earthly destiny
    • essential that knowledge is attained of that which endures beyond
    • significance. Man must grow beyond earth existence through knowledge
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    • so that a more accurate knowledge can gradually be acquired by
    • already know in connection with this subject a few things that may be
    • take, as a foundation, his physical body which we learn to know
    • was already known to men such as Immanuel Hermann Fichte, son of the
    • man's etheric body can only be grasped through imaginative knowledge
    • knowledge is concerned, it can be contemplated externally,
    • through our ordinary sensory knowledge.
    • which it now lives in the world, merely know of the physical body as
    • much as we would know of a house if we would only go round it
    • know what it is like inside, nor what people live in it.
    • physical body! We know what it is like, because we have frequently
    • you know this from other descriptions contained in our spiritual
    • You already know (for you can observe this even in the
    • birth, nor look back upon it. The only thing we know is that we were
    • which our spiritual part extricated itself from the physical. We know
    • that we are an ego only because we know that we have died, that our
    • know nothing of our physical ego-consciousness when we are asleep, so
    • we know nothing concerning ourselves after death if we do not
    • Thus we learn to know our place within the world. We feel that we
    • We know that our next experience is a kind of
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    • And that Spirit whom we seek to know through our
    • It is our striving to penetrate, knowingly and at the
    • which are closed to the usual everyday knowledge, the usual
    • intellectual knowledge — bound to the physical plane.
    • must assume to be known from other meetings and through our books.
    • we learn to know all those shattering experiences which must heap
    • into the fundamental conditions of existence, when he knows that
    • who accompanies the dead into the spiritual world, he learns to know
    • We know
    • himself of four parts, which are well known to us: physical body,
    • For this reason, we often speak, as you know, in
    • aggregation, whereas physics does not acknowledge it as such, but
    • we pass through the gate of death, of knowingly participating in the
    • his birth through physical means alone, indeed, no one knows anything
    • also laid aside. We know, too, that a certain importance must be
    • Then comes the time, as you know, when we carry with us
    • knowledge, did we not call attention to such things, now and again.
    • everybody knows, roughly speaking, that when he looks upon a blue
    • Even the modern physiologist, working in the laboratories, knows that
    • who simply imitates the model; but, rather the real artist knows
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    • begin, may add somewhat to the knowledge of what we may call the
    • of spiritual knowledge that are really somewhat remote from modern
    • require a much longer time. We should not advance in our knowledge of
    • as we are not now speaking about the path of knowledge — what
    • knowledge and grasp of the great laws of humanity, he cannot be
    • all times, from primeval ages down to our own day, have always known,
    • Self-knowledge of the Folk.’ In ancient Greece, in the
    • Apollonic Mysteries the sentence ‘Know thyself’ played a
    • addressed to the Folk-souls; ‘Know yourselves as Folk-souls’.
    • recognize beings, who to external sensible perception and knowledge
    • present time to acknowledge that a man, as he stands before us in the
    • member of the human being, the ‘ I ’. We know
    • the man of the present day. But you know also that we look forward to
    • what it is to-day. The astral body will then represent what you know
    • We know too, that between the work done in the past and
    • members, there lies something else. We know that we must think of the
    • into the distant future, will know that man, such as I have just
    • required long periods of time. You may also know that man did not go
    • Now, as we know that we continue our evolution into the
    • know that the Chaldæan-Egyptian civilization continued long after the
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    • You all know that the features of the surface of the earth vary in
    • of the physical world should speak thus, for he only knows what he
    • countries in various parts of the earth knows that the peculiar form of
    • exhaust what he knows about this particular country. When we speak of
    • clear as to these Beings, from our general knowledge of the
    • occult knowledge and occult power of vision one goes from one people
    • humanity in more recent times; it is important to know that a
    • The true knowledge of a people comes from listening to
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    • that the three angles of a triangle are 180 deg., and you know
    • In order to arrive at geometrical, mathematical knowledge it is not
    • most practical, because people already know it, having learnt it at
    • logic is unknown to most people. By this you may therefore see how a
    • man may arrive at knowledge merely from within, without being brought
    • know in ourselves as intellectual-soul or mind-soul. Think of these
    • Archangel knows what must be done during the upward period, during
    • the fresh youth of the people; he knows what are the achievements to
    • learnt to know as the abnormal Spirits of Form, but who in reality
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    • take into consideration that man, such as we know him, is in reality
    • and being come about. We know from the study of Akashic Records and
    • the consciousness of the ‘ I ’, and we know
    • present-day consciousness much too soon, for you know that in the man
    • now known to science is only a successor, can in this way be
    • rigid, senile element. This was always known in the Mystery Schools.
    • evolution which has always been known to those who were initiated
    • accordance with the whole evolution of humanity. If we know the
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    • know as the spiritual hierarchies, work in evolution.
    • which, as we know, man belongs as the lowest member. If you remember
    • what has already been explained, you will then know that we so
    • of Nature and Spirit knows only the domain of maya or illusion, the
    • you by means of an example, that man knows only the most external
    • if he did not know it — what spiritual science has long
    • work in what we know as heat, they are behind every sort of heat.
    • to the old Saturn. The knowledge that he owes his physical body to
    • self-knowledge can feel that the inner balance of present-day man is
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    • You will also to a certain extent have the feeling that knowledge
    • only advance little by little in our knowledge; nevertheless, from
    • centre of the Earth, really produce what we know as the five
    • conception of this, you will acquire an inner knowledge of these
    • unique racial characters which are spread over the Earth, a knowledge
    • forces first of all when they reach the physical body. You know that
    • as those of you will know who took part in my course of
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    • the last lecture you will know that it is in their blood, to
    • different knowledge from that to which the sympathies or antipathies
    • We know that at that time the event occurred which we
    • the Græco-Latin age became that Spirit of the Age who, as you know,
    • have reigned upon the earth, we may know that this Scandinavian
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    • knows the facts under consideration this comparing of religions is a
    • by such comparisons of religions on one who knows the facts is
    • know what sort of man is in the uniform. This comparison may seem
    • to know what divine spiritual Beings are clothed in them; and if
    • should learn to know to some extent, from the differentiation of the
    • only be understood when one knows, that the men who played a part in
    • ‘Amshaspands’. They were the radiations which we know as
    • possessed a consciousness of what we know as Primal Forces, as
    • was known to the Greeks. What they had gone through was in their
    • occurrences out of their own knowledge, which, however, was a divine
    • knowledge, obtained by more highly developed spiritual powers. From
    • souls. Hence these peoples were nearest to that which we know as the
    • forth to them what we have learnt to know as the divine spiritual
    • ascent to higher stages. He learned to know Odin as one of the
    • That angelic figure is Thor. Thor can only be recognized by knowing
    • Now we know that the ‘ I ’
    • been known and revered, because he was a mighty Being who was seen to
    • what we meet with in what is known as the old Germanic Scandinavian
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    • possibility of knowing it, man is in a totally different position
    • from what he is with regard to every other object. If you ‘know
    • things, with the knower, the power of knowing, and that which is
    • known. Whether that which is known is a man, an animal, a tree or a
    • There that which knows and that which is known is one and the same.
    • subjectively as a knower, and this subjective raising of the ‘ I ’
    • one's knowledge, to suppress the ‘ I ’,
    • Now you all know that two forces coming from different
    • Regarding these forces you know that they made their chief attack on
    • very clangorous, the possibility of evil. But now we also know, that
    • The spiritual science of all ages, that really knows the facts,
    • Zoroaster made it his task to understand and make known the
    • Spirit of Light, the Spirit of Darkness, who dims our knowledge of
    • come across such a clear and profound knowledge of the fact that
    • these things in accordance with the theory of knowledge. I only
    • mingles into human knowledge as error. In man on the physical plane,
    • insinuate themselves into his knowledge, even into his clairvoyant
    • knowledge, all illusion and all maya, is the consequence of the
    • myth is right. I know that I am saying something that is utterly
    • absurd to the present-day point of view, but I know also that in
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    • of peoples whom we know by the name of Celts. The Folk-spirit of the
    • Celts — of whom from former lectures we know that later he
    • comprehensible, if you know that an impulse of the Spiritual Soul was
    • essential point is, that which provides the knowledge for the
    • the Age whom we already know; for we have said that the Spirit of the
    • also show that we must form our ideals from such knowledge. We shall
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    • extract in the shape of knowledge from the spiritual research of our
    • does not know that this event really did occur, will understand what
    • earthly body itself, and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • nineteen hundred years ago, knows nothing of the progress of
    • scientific spiritual knowledge, that persons may, it is true, speak
    • come in. And what that is, is, however, known to Germanic Norse
    • mythology, — it is well aware of its existence. It knows, that
    • of Cologne, of which no one knows whom it represents, but which is
    • times that which is to come, know that the new spiritual
    • announces the knowledge of the Christ-Being, and when our hopes for
    • the future are connected with that true knowledge of this Being which
    • Persian culture, and that which we know as the Egyptian-Chaldæan and
    • and carry that into what we recognize and know to-day as the common
    • tradition, but we endeavor to know what is to come. That is the
    • our souls a Christianity of which we know that Christ was active in
    • He who is acquainted with Christianity knows that it
    • the direction I have described. We may also know that the spiritual
    • denominational acknowledgment of the historical Christ upon us, or
    • Anthroposophical knowledge; it is proof of how we shall understand
    • I know very well, however, that when with an
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    • Also known as:
    • Also known as:
    • know what incisive changes in the whole sweep of evolution are connected with
    • existed. The mineral kingdom as we know it today came into being for the first
    • You know that the moon will one day
    • evolution. He must know what it means to say that the moon once left the earth
    • has not allowed itself to be quickened by the new form of Imaginative Knowledge
    • emphatically part of human evolution upon the earth, and it is quite well known
    • today by many of those who try to hold humanity back from the knowledge of
    • acceptance or rejection of spiritual-scientific knowledge is a grave matter for
    • A form of knowledge must develop which produces quite a
    • and are told that in this way they are acquiring knowledge of the nature of man
    • them if they lend themselves to what an ancient form of spiritual knowledge
    • which the shadowy intellect may be directed to the impulses and knowledge
    • knowledge that hurls mankind into calamity so far as his cosmic existence is
    • knowledge, nor can they get anywhere near the being of man. Hence the body of
    • knowledge that is regarded today as science is essentially a product of
    • future. I do not know what meaning has been read into the chapter in
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    • view the consideration of certain misunderstandings, which are known to
    • will begin with the way in which a more or less unknown thing is judged
    • Anthroposophical Society are names which have become more widely known
    • to something new. For us it does not mean, “Knowledge of human
    • can know may be called “Anthroposophy.”
    • therefore the knowledge of the spiritual human being, or spirit-man,
    • and that knowledge is not confined to man, but is a knowledge of
    • the knowledge which he acquires may be called “Spiritual
    • is thought possible to attain knowledge which is not merely physical
    • science, but knowledge of something spiritual. Numbers of our
    • acknowledge is living in the world as spiritual forces, as spiritual
    • should be brought against it; and one who knows the course taken by the
    • “This spiritual science, this Anthroposophy, desires to know the
    • world in a spiritual way. The Gnostics also desired to know the world
    • is generally considered, from the outset, as something unknown, indeed,
    • as something which must necessarily remain unknown. Now spiritual
    • Only natural science does not know certain faculties in man, which are
    • the spiritual investigator at once acknowledges it. But the aim of
    • Gates of Knowledge, directions are to be found as to what must be
    • to know it as something different from what it is in ordinary life, are
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    • worlds, just as a man today can speak about the ordinary knowledge he
    • has learnt at school. I have, as you know, often said that what the
    • dreams but somewhat resembling them. Whereas we know quite well that
    • made between belief and knowledge. Knowledge came in the form of
    • pictures; but belief was based securely on knowledge.
    • our soul; we know that we have worked to acquire them. They have, as
    • lived in the country will know how the peasants dig pits in the earth
    • spiritualize, whatever knowledge he acquires about the great world.
    • knowledge was his own possession but that it was a gift bestowed upon
    • necessarily regards his world of thought, his intellectual knowledge,
    • In seeking for knowledge of the world
    • learn to know the nature of the Sun; that is to say, we proceed from
    • of all men learnt to know the nature of the Sun and then they
    • learn to know the universe.
    • intensity how we can come to know the universe, we must gaze into the
    • that numbers of people know today about Christmas is that it is a
    • But it once pleased a French King (whom even history acknowledges to
    • must pierce the darkness of knowledge of another kind. Then in the
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    • themselves an inner feeling-knowledge of the way in which the human
    • related. They had an immediately-felt knowledge of their own organism
    • models in order to create his forms. An inner knowledge gave them the
    • we all know has two horns; but it is by no means sufficient just to
    • exact knowledge of the inner structure of the human body. In all his
    • knowledge he had acquired. Before the soul could experience anything
    • or have some particular mood, he found it necessary to know the
    • image of what is spiritual.” I don't know how many people
    • what we ourselves know and what our senses show us.
    • Now know I well how that fond phantasy,
    • The one I know for sure, the other dread.
    • chief figures show us Michelangelo as we have come to know him —
    • Spiritual Science describes him as being — we know that he
    • Now know I well how that fond phantasy,
    • The one I know for sure, the other dread.
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    • bridge from knowledge yielded by Spiritual Science to a view of life
    • common knowledge that ever since the onset of this modern life, men
    • External culture, as we know, is proud of what has been achieved. It
    • through knowledge of the laws of Nature, science has also succeeded
    • know the laws of Nature and are able, with the aid of these laws, to
    • know that when Nature is demolished — the mineral world first
    • We will turn now from what we have thus come to know
    • of dream-images of the spiritual world than acquire knowledge through
    • activity and effort of the soul. We know well that many people are
    • world-karma ordains for them. Those who do not want to know anything
    • often unheeded, as I know when I read transcripts of lectures I have
    • knows, for the water is certainly entirely new; it is flowing onwards
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    • translator is unknown. It is presented here with the kind permission
    • urgent task before us at the present time is to apply the knowledge
    • that in face of the burning needs of the age, theoretical knowledge
    • of knowledge which form the basis for a true understanding of life.
    • people, but for all that must be made known today. It is right
    • that they should be made known, because humanity is inwardly yearning
    • to know the whole reality and because degeneration is bound to set in
    • improbable, because they can only be discovered by real knowledge and
    • knowledge. Think, for example, of a personality like Rabindranath
    • to know and face their own being, and make no attempt to see in
    • practical and thoroughly scientific way, when we know that this
    • men at the present time do not want self-knowledge. They are not
    • present time, knowing and understanding the way in which souls from
    • science is not so easily acquired as other kinds of knowledge.
    • that directly concern me before I will acknowledge them as
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    • know that feelings, passions, etc. should be looked for in the astral
    • We know that the human soul passes through many incarnations and that
    • Karma we must know that another person's Karma does not concern
    • might bring about a favourable change in his Karma. To know and to
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    • This lecture is also known as:
    • translator is unknown. It is presented here with the kind permission
    • facts, which come to light through spiritual-scientific knowledge.
    • (you know this from my
    • to know the true essence of the person who stands before us. We
    • really do not know it. We think that the person we see before us
    • which is as you know,
    • know, to the Egyptian-Chaldean epoch of the earth's
    • This was not the case with the Egyptian: his knowledge was different
    • being recognize with the aid of that knowledge which he designates as
    • furthest of all along the path of mathematical-geometrical knowledge.
    • Many an instinctive knowledge concerning the plant world can be
    • of great value. You know that many so-called lodges, which have not a
    • applicable to the Ego, which was only known to the initiates, had
    • was attributed to an ever larger acquisition of knowledge through the
    • post-Atlantean epoch, we must in a certain way learn to know the
    • vegetable world; during the 6th epoch we must learn to know the
    • knowledge of the mineral world and ascend to the knowledge of the
    • for a knowledge of the plant world. This man is Goethe. By
    • to leaf. Here you may find the beginning of the knowledge which
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    • me remind you of something which most of you already know from
    • Man really knows
    • pervaded by the growing life of plants. Imaginative knowledge
    • it. Real knowledge of the spiritual world cannot therefore take
    • We know that when
    • Franceschi had heard in his dream and whom he did not know, was
    • sense we are all prophets. For example, we all know that tomorrow
    • Through feeling, we may learn to know the things which lie
    • now, which reveals itself to higher knowledge. And then we notice
    • which we learn to know in the physical world, within the physical
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    • culture of Middle Europe, as we have come to know it in recent weeks,
    • is spreading, a reluctance to acknowledge the materialism of the
    • of peace treaties in which people who know absolutely nothing about
    • know that spiritual science shows how our earth-planet, upon which
    • we know from the descriptions in my
    • you reflect on it, you will know how much of this cosmic-earthly
    • know that I cannot yet bring spirit-self into my entire astral body,
    • unsolved riddle. I know that I am a cosmic, super-earthly being. Who
    • feeling as an earthly being and his knowledge that he is a
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    • This lecture is also known as: Anthroposophy / Spiritual
    • KNOWLEDGE:
    • road that leads to a knowledge and understanding of the spiritual
    • world differs in many respects from the method of knowledge that
    • knowledge of the super-sensible. Certain preparatory inner experiences
    • are, as you know, required in order to awaken in man the hitherto
    • knowledge without its affecting him in his innermost soul. Here we
    • Consider for a moment the scientific knowledge we
    • present-day knowledge is so acquired, whether it be based on
    • knowledge? For the most part, in books, in writing. The path of
    • knowledge is in consequence well-defined, and man has continually to
    • out for recognised knowledge. How readily, when entering into some
    • knowledge along purely scientific lines! This knowledge once
    • already known and proved, with what has been established as
    • scientific fact. Knowledge has become severed from direct personal
    • The path of knowledge which leads to a recognition of
    • man when knowledge is in this way brought into immediate connection
    • Knowledge of the spiritual world is not just a
    • continuation or extension of the knowledge that prevails to-day;
    • knowledge.
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    • This particular lecture is known by these names:
    • The translator is unknown. It is presented here with the kind
    • KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPIRIT.
    • unproductive kind of knowledge, and it is natural that people who
    • know very little about it should be induced to ask: What, after all,
    • this clear today by a particular example. Most of us know that our
    • We know furthermore that in man in the fourth post-Atlantean period
    • to make friends. We must know a great deal about each other before
    • seventh post-Atlantean epoch when learning to know nature will
    • know one another, especially of establishing confidence, without
    • history of ancient Greece and Rome knows that for these peoples the
    • place, proceeding from a deep knowledge of the true being of the
    • among its adherents a very special knowledge of, a very special
    • deal differently.” Practical psychology, practical knowledge of
    • the soul, but also a practical knowledge of life, will be cultivated,
    • really on the point of being put into practice, is the acknowledgment
    • but to spread the knowledge of men, notably such knowledge of human
    • knowledge of man, practical, effectual interest in humanity, this is
    • practical knowledge of the human soul and practical knowledge of man
    • knowledge in general, and to search out everything which can
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    • Bibliographic Nr.212, Dornach 1978. It is also known as:
    • The Change in the Path to Supersensible Knowledge, or
    • The paths by which in very remote times men acquired super-sensible knowledge
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds: How is it Achieved?
    • understands his own times, can attain higher knowledge.
    • known later as the Ancient Indian civilization. Many people nowadays are
    • worlds. One of the methods followed is known as the path of yoga; I have
    • — that is to say, the one who sets out to attain higher knowledge by
    • our imagination. It was different in the remote past for then, as we know,
    • known as animism.
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • Let this be the modern man who has attained super-sensible knowledge (second
    • Thus, knowledge of one's existence before birth was in
    • We know that man has not just five senses but twelve. I have often
    • horizontal direction whereas in man it is vertical. It is well known that
    • knows how modern man generally reacts to some slight hurt, then it is
    • strivings are today accepted through faith. Faith and knowledge are neatly
    • separated. Knowledge of the external world, in the form of natural
    • causes no pain, especially as this knowledge consists of extremely
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    • Bibliographic Nr.198, Dornach 1961. It is also known as:
    • New Knowledge of Spirit. The translators are
    • Knowledge of the Spirit
    • clairvoyant faculties and gave man a knowledge far surpassing the
    • knowledge that present-day science can offer. And such traditions were a
    • forces of earth-evolution pure and simple. For through knowledge of that
    • secrets of the religion of the Jews; he was familiar with their knowledge
    • understanding of it. The writings of Paul, as we know them, convey only a
    • knowledge of cosmic happenings lying behind the veil of the world of
    • knowledge of the nature of the super-sensible world, and entirely fails to
    • knowledge of the super-sensible to the essence of Christianity or to the
    • himself of super-sensible knowledge. It is like a declaration that
    • knowledge that has its source in the super-sensible. It is essential that
    • [4:9 But now, after that ye have knowGal. 4:3,9]
    • unless people rethink these things in time and turn to spiritual knowledge.
    • to spiritual knowledge, it is emphatically not enough to
    • the catastrophe — namely, super-sensible knowledge? If the Easter
    • festival, whose whole significance depends upon super-sensible knowledge
    • — for knowledge of the senses can never explain the Resurrection of
    • character can be brought again into the human faculty of knowledge? Should
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    • and Countess Keyserlingk. I know from my former visits what a
    • spiritual atmosphere. I know that the atmosphere of soul and spirit
    • receive them especially from me. I know what it means to give
    • farming job itself. That is to say, unless one really knows what it
    • direction of the magnet-needle if you know how it is related to the
    • — it is all very nice; needless to say, one ought to know such
    • is Agriculture. I do not know whether the things which can be said at
    • well-known that the pains of certain illnesses are intensified by
    • from knowledge into practice. For we must ask ourselves: If forces
    • good knowledge of the periods of Mars; for an oak, rightly planted in
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    • first lectures gathering various items of knowledge, so as to
    • coming to a realm of knowledge, immensely significant for practical
    • practical matters, this knowledge will give us the necessary
    • vegetation or another. First we must know what is really happening.
    • important in the second place, but the fast thing is to know that
    • indications. It will be known, for instance, that there is a very
    • difference between the warmth above and within. They know that the
    • above, more oxygen, but again they do not know the reason. The reason
    • most positive hints from knowledge which at first sight seems remote.
    • know the conditions under which the cosmic spaces are able to pour
    • was very important to know these things. To-day too, it is important
    • present state of knowledge were suddenly obliged to create, from the
    • produced at a time when humanity had knowledge, out of primeval and
    • it may be that we have handed down: natural talents, knowledge
    • knowledge in order to enter again into the whole Nature-relationship
    • times it was necessary for men to have knowledge entering into the
    • inwardness of Nature, so do we now stand in need of such knowledge
    • the man of to-day may know — though this knowledge too is very
    • scanty — he may know how the air behaves in the interior of the
    • Earth. But he knows practically nothing of how the light
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    • for us to learn to know the part which nitrogen does play.
    • working we must learn to know at the same time if we would understand
    • To know the full
    • being of the Universe. The chemist of to-day knows little of these
    • substances. He knows what they look like when he has them in his
    • laboratory, but he knows practically nothing of their inner
    • significance in the working of the Cosmos as a whole. The knowledge
    • of modern chemistry about them is scarcely more than our knowledge of
    • know the deeper essence of these substances. What science does is
    • What is known about
    • environment. For as you know, there too the astral is working —
    • surrounds us on all hands. As you know, we have around us only a
    • nobody knows of that! It is quite true, for ordinary life you can say
    • so. Nobody knows! But the nitrogen that is everywhere present —
    • the nitrogen knows very well indeed, and knows it quite correctly.
    • learn to know as sentient and living entities, with the single
    • modifies the regular course of our breathing, which as you know is
    • knowledge and perception —even that which is living in the
    • you of what Mercury and Venus and the rest are doing. He knows it
    • different style than before. We suddenly begin to know all kinds of
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    • Science has corrected itself in the meantime. To-day as everybody knows,
    • instance, science has corrected itself, and it is well-known that if
    • all, a baby — so long as it does not know what a comb is for will
    • long as we do not know what their true essence is ...
    • something else as well. We must know how to gain a kind of personal
    • (The two Preparations mentioned in this lecture are now known as Preparations
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    • Science no longer knows the working of this all-embracing life. Insight
    • to know what is abstractly correct. If our correct knowledge is merely
    • Spiritual Science. But we must first know how to penetrate into these
    • a little of these things is already known. It is well-known that potash-salts
    • of sulphur as they do in yarrow.” And if you also know of the
    • working of yarrow in the animal or human organism —if you know
    • yarrow, we have learned to know it. Its homoeopathic sulphur-content,
    • I know perfectly well,
    • science, we must know what one thing or another looks like. Yet it is
    • we can know precisely what happens in the organism in terms of modern
    • must know in this connection. For the scientists of to-day it will no
    • unknown. If they were known, people would more readily believe such
    • I know quite well, those
    • You know
    • as you know, and silicon, too, is transmuted in the living organism
    • Achillea millifolium, — also known as Milfoll.
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    • not want to have there. You know, one sometimes has strange harkings-back
    • all that can be known along the lines which we have indicated here.
    • we know of the Moon in ordinary life? We know that it receives the rays
    • regulate growth. We must first enter into them. Then we shall know that
    • to-day will not believe it; such things were known and mastered once
    • done so. They at least should have known better; they should have known
    • compromise; in principle it is not necessary. One knows of these things
    • how one knows them.
    • knowledge. You cannot warm-up the old superstitions. You must make a
    • fresh start with genuine knowledge. This knowledge, however, must be
    • “beginning” of the disease is seen in the well known swellings
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    • and genera, and all the rest that we are then supposed to know. Yet
    • not know where the one root begins and the other ends.
    • the knowledge of these things in all domains — to see it inherent
    • Thus there arise the well-known
    • what we know. The fact is this: Whereas the animal consumes the earthy
    • a part in the old instinctive knowledge of these things. The saying
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    • theories which they then apply in practice, though as you know, the
    • for man as you know carries his Ego down on to the Earth; in the animal,
    • the moment you express such a piece of knowledge — if you are
    • know that this is the real mutual process.
    • the old remedies. Though they no longer know why, they have kept them
    • certain things are known out of old tradition. People do not know why,
    • gain a knowledge, not for the complication but for the simplification
    • know how to make our animals quick and active. For the human being,
    • who incline towards the food question. You know that in modern time
    • The knowledge
    • They must now recall the well-known opera and fix a padlock on their
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    • we wish to know the origin of the
    • knowledge of the higher worlds had to be received as a
    • “I” to his own body; but the initiate knows
    • to attain inner knowledge no longer required to see the
  • Title: Lecture: The Universe
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    • when we consider how the human being attains knowledge by
    • out of our own being. But on the other hand, we know that
    • ordinary knowledge. When I explain these things to you, you
    • Sagittarius, shown here (you know that this is the Zodiac
    • in which people stare at Aries without knowing that its
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • We know
    • Crusades. Leaving on one side all that is known externally about the founding
    • as we know, the Order of the Knights Templar increased and spread, and in
    • the Templars had gained as knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha and as
    • rack, and they acknowledged the very thing that each one for himself had
    • Hence it has come about that what we know as materialism has spread itself so
    • was, as we know, Richard Wagner who first presented Parzifal again, and then
    • knows that the impulses which were carried into the spiritual world through
    • have passed through the gate of death, we still carry, as you know, our ether
    • that lies beyond the threshold, one knows that both — the early death
    • known that with the external physical body are united an etheric principle,
    • Man, in the I. Only when it is known that Man consists of body, soul and
    • was quite different from what it is now. You will know from the descriptions
    • it possible for them to remain for a long time unknown to human
    • carried them within him, and for that very reason they remained unknown to
    • learned to know earlier. Galvanism, the electricity of contact, which has a
    • realized, was, as you know, only discovered at the turn of the 18th and 19th
    • generally stop to think how it is that mankind did not come to this knowledge
    • instance, knows what is contained and implied in the Word; he knows that in
  • Title: Paths to Knowledge of Higher Worlds
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    • Paths to Knowledge
    • PATHS TO KNOWLEDGE OF
    • higher, that is to super-sensible knowledge. As not all of you were
    • knowledge. Anthroposophy also recognises that one cannot step beyond
    • super-sensible knowledge by applying the forces of ordinary
    • consciousness and ordinary knowledge, but it strives not only as
    • science must come to a final point in regard to a knowledge of
    • forces, to rouse slumbering forces of knowledge enabling the human
    • needed for a knowledge of the super-sensible worlds, it does not
    • declare that such a knowledge is based on qualities which can only be
    • into real spiritual-scientific knowledge unless he has a certain
    • treading the path to higher knowledge, is that our thinking, which is
    • visions or hallucinations. Spiritual-scientific knowledge, in our
    • higher knowledge, will see that this kind of spiritual investigation
    • find them in my book Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, or in my Outline
    • reach a knowledge of the higher worlds. It is a first beginning in
    • Yet it is at the same time a first step leading to a knowledge of the
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    • Pitfalls await those on the path of spiritual knowledge. Dr. Steiner's
    • Translated by persons unknown from Shorthand reports unrevised by the
    • to know not only the path of truth but also the sources of error, so
    • only refuted but overcome, conquered. Only by knowing them in such a
    • condition, despite complete knowledge of his organ impairment, to
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • self-love, sense of self. One could say that one begins to know this
    • spiritual scientific training; only then does one begin to know how
    • life. He must be able to notice, to have the knowledge to recognize,
    • know his reality in a corresponding way, then only does he face
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds)
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • ordinary, everyday fear — do not appear. One learns to know the
    • spiritual development, man learns to know his inner being as it can
    • appear. He therefore must learn above all else to know himself, so
    • knows the soul. We must now emphasize that the soul life of the human
    • what man ordinarily knows, but in the depths of the soul life things
    • about which he perhaps knows nothing — he is confused about
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    • the anthroposophical approach to knowledge of man's super-sensible
    • being and to knowledge of the super-sensible world altogether. But
    • people's present-day aspirations for knowledge, which are none the
    • understand. They say that anthroposophy obtains its knowledge from
    • search for knowledge and ‘simple faith’ based on the
    • surface, knows that this has a mysterious connection with that
    • in the way I have indicated would now deepen their knowledge
    • knowledge I would like to tell you more about today, namely an inner
    • bring knowledge of the super-sensible down from spirit heights.
    • super-sensible, their knowledge has also come to them from spirit
    • attains to knowledge. On that occasion I began by saying that on the
    • whole men of present times have very little desire to know about what
    • and that they can gain knowledge of it either by observing it with
    • whole of their inner being. However, the path of knowledge I
    • lead in an anthroposophical sense to knowledge of the
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • spiritual scientific knowledge — namely the fact that man's
    • head. We learn to know in a new way what the human body really is.
    • acquisition of super-sensible knowledge is that we are not taking
    • to remember super-sensible knowledge, we have to imprint it into our
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    • We know that in all events and occurrences that take
    • place before our senses, spiritual events are interwoven. We know
    • good in respect to the plant world. We know that the plant world
    • these physical senses, can at first know nothing of this great
    • time, knows the secrets of the stars and applies them. Plants are
    • We know that we are now living in that cycle in which
    • as an instrument. On this account — as you know already from
    • From this time originated the knowledge which we have
    • of this knowledge must be sought in the earthly and cosmic New Year
    • about 6,000 B.C. This was the knowledge
    • from which Zarathustra gave forth his teaching; the knowledge, whose
    • right way. If the birth of spiritual knowledge within us leads to
    • the aims and objects of our spiritual knowledge and with such warmth
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    • is made known to us in the course of human evolution, through
    • Spiritual Science. They are associated with the knowledge of the road
    • those who ought to know, to the theologian, to the philosopher, to
    • itself;’ this remains unknown.
    • are connected with realities, we know that the Lange-Kantian
    • knowledge is limited. Limited — why limited according to
    • roughly as follows: ‘The world is infinite; but how can man know
    • of it, for we know only what comes to us through our chance-senses.
    • experimental knowledge, — and it is power that such
    • any great man in particular; I know that when such things are said
    • by one of the best known men of the day and which is translated into
    • remarking how grand the knowledge of Natural Science is to-day, he
    • But our own thought must move in the right direction; we must know
    • they claim it for themselves, for naturally they cannot know how
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • which, in the light of spiritual-scientific knowledge, can unite
    • Knowledge and feeling, of course, are two very
    • different matters, but spiritual-scientific knowledge is much
    • develops from a spiritual-scientific knowledge of the elements
    • destiny. Mere knowledge of everyday dealings between man and man will
    • such that his speech is understood, the knowledge is much more
    • transcends the individual human element must be revealed by knowing
    • who develops those forces of super-sensible knowledge which otherwise
    • like a cloud. Supersensible knowledge alone enables us to penetrate
    • knowledge cannot be acquired merely from the observation of daily
    • strives to gain a really profound knowledge of the relationships
    • And those who would learn to know the true being of man as he lives
    • himself, when he realises that self-knowledge is the noblest crown of
    • that is great and holy in the oriental nature, he gains a knowledge
    • and knows that this is necessary. If he discovers what is great and
    • self-knowledge.
    • ladder to spiritual knowledge. But on their path of ascent from the
    • the very being of the true oriental and he knows himself, as man,
    • element and he was misled with the belief that what man can know is
    • sincerely seek for knowledge of the nature of other peoples of the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • This lecture is known under the following titles:
    • spiritual ‘clear-seeing’ know that the effects of
    • but known Him. Not out of any dim inkling or blind faith, but
    • out of actual knowledge, Novalis says that the Christ whom he
    • was unknown. It is a young and quite recent institution. In
    • learning through the outer sense-organs to know the physical
    • power to know this Being. But He who is still beyond your
    • worthy existence. The Being known in later times as the
    • God known to you as the Most High.
    • man's knowledge increased, enabling him to make discoveries
    • knowledge in the spiritual world. What has made this
    • when he passes into the spiritual world he knows that what he
  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • for such things knows that very many children born during the last
    • world of which they have learnt through this meeting. For they know
    • Central Europe, for example, actually without anyone knowing
    • events of four or five years ago? Did they really know what they were
    • mirror-image. Now we know from Spiritual Science that in addition to
    • an “image” or “picture” which, we know, is
    • through intercourse with the dead I have known in life and who have
    • fact deeply upon our souls when we have learnt to know this
    • unchristian. But if we hold we are making known what the Christ is
    • being made known to-day in another form through our “Threefold
    • aristocrats, or Marxian Socialists who know nothing about the world
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • in 1921. It is also known as:
    • on the path leading from ordinary objective knowledge to
    • theories of knowledge. Then we come with this natural scientific
    • knowledge to the point where if we are consistent we must say,
    • mankind has learned through established ways of thinking and knowing,
    • from the natural order, which according to a certain way of knowledge
    • as a moral light, and says to himself. “No scientific knowledge
    • know and what he can believe, and can persuade themselves that this
    • cannot be acknowledged as having real existence. How shall I
    • say? Granted that one accepts a formal division between knowledge and
    • described is that knowledge of the world which may be striven for
    • be able to know. I have shown you the path which spiritual science
    • knowledge gives the soul a conscious content in the same way as our
    • through Imagination for the knowledge of a truly objective spiritual
    • pursuing this way of knowledge to the next stage. This we reach in that
    • haze of mysticism, rather the way to reach this particular knowledge
    • that we raise ourselves in this way to real intuitive knowledge, we
    • There I have tried to make known that pure thinking,
    • is in accordance with its being first lets itself be known when true
    • intuition enters the soul through the higher way of knowledge. Then a
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  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • It is also known as: Moses and Christ, or The Coming of Christ.
    • This lecture is also known as:
    • acknowledging uncertainty. The Septuagint translates them as
    • 14:38 And Saul said, Draw ye near hither, all the chief of the people: and know and see wherein this sin hath been this day. \
    • interesting finding of occult research. You know that when a man
    • This fact has always been known to Rosicrucian research since the
    • epoch who is known to you all, namely Gautama Buddha. It is a
    • almost unknown in the West. This is very understandable, for
    • century and well known throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. It is
    • remain without such knowledge until he can acquire it in his next
    • century but it is a truth that has at all times been known to many
    • — to spread over the Earth the knowledge that would reveal
    • ‘Bringer of the Good’ — Maitreya Buddha. And we know from
    • of the Bodhisattva is it known, either in his childhood or youth, that
    • with the result that people are only too ready to acknowledge some
    • but to test them by everything known to you from history —
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    • also another form, where people do not know what to do with
    • when they are called upon to make some decision, they never know what
    • Many another condition might be mentioned. Who does not know of these
    • giving in their lectures. Then, when he has to know something for his
    • the ethereal body. For, as we know, the ethereal body is in a certain
    • nature, as you know, the physical body and the ethereal body are immediately
    • knowledge became more widespread, the superiors of such an unfortunate
    • only in the way we know it, but in backward sequence. Say, for
    • Very few people know what they look like from behind while they are
    • that people never know what they shall do; nay, they do not know what
    • inwardly strong and know that you can really follow what you place
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • mistake. Only one who knows Anthroposophy only superficially,
    • knowledge — real cognition — as there is
    • mathematics, is widely known. Now I have not to deal here with
    • known to the majority of people, has to do with space, is the science
    • And what we learn to know is not just any dimension, set at right
    • angles to the other two. We learn to know this quite definite
    • know the second dimension of space in an equally unconscious manner. You
    • organisation. One also knows to-day — and from accepted science
    • of the right hand. One knows, too, that an orientation from right to
    • abstraction from what we learn to know concretely, with our own
    • bring the cubical shape with us from our geometry, knowing that its
    • certainly attain to this and learn to know as his own construction the
    • who knows the intrinsic nature of “mathematicising” knows
    • who of all people ought to know what takes place when a man is
    • differently once one is able to survey, in genuine self-knowledge,
    • back to the way in which we came to know in early childhood the structure
    • space of geometry (which the child learns to know from inner
    • spaces and their geometries are widely known to-day. Anyone who has
    • once learnt to know the living structure of space finds it most
    • (in the mathematical sense) and quite correct. But anyone who knows
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    • very humble and one's own most severe critic. I certainly know that,
    • place, Euclidean geometry — we set out, as you all know, from a
    • physical body. It was created with a knowledge, possessed in ancient
    • why. But one knows little about the real history of human development
    • we must regard as knowledge, not only what is called such in an intellectual
    • sense, but knowledge that is dependent upon the whole range of human
    • old styles and reproduce what is no longer known to-day, but was
    • known in this or that period, when this or that style was alive and
    • offends the sculptor's artistic eye. I know that I am saying
    • something heretical, but I also know that it is thereby the more
    • for the sculptor; his knowledge of the human form is different from
    • — since one cannot, as you know, represent a man's gaze,
    • requires more than a knowledge of man gained from imitating a human
    • needs a feeling for one's material and should know for what this or that
    • the human figure in wood, let us say, one will know when at work on
    • is mostly unknown to artists themselves — live only on what is
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    • know in order to find a starting point for trying to get a grip on
    • the Greek saying, “Know thyself!” This “Know
    • human knowledge; it was in no way orientated towards directing man's
    • entire being to it. It was cosmic knowledge that wove in the ancient
    • of the challenge, “Know thyself!” On the contrary —
    • cultivating self-knowledge and a true inner vision. And simply
    • knowledge of the outer world and of the spiritual facts and beings
    • realise when an impression was produced by this self-knowledge on the
    • self-knowledge was to be approached. The precept I mean is frequently
    • learn to know the secrets of man's innermost being; to utter these
    • knowledge of man. Tradition has preserved this precept, and to-day it
    • weight, for those who use it do not really know what it signifies.
    • speaking of Central Europe) learn to know in secret societies what
    • to begin with, the tradition of self-knowledge, but how, too, by
    • however, recover the knowledge of man that lived in the Mystery colonies
    • inner being? What does self-knowledge yield?” In raising such
    • self-knowledge is only the transformed outer world, which is
    • respect of matter. There is no human self-knowledge which does not
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    • by an unknown translator.
    • Also known as:
    • held — you will remember — that knowledge obtainable by
    • ordinary rational observation of the world includes knowledge
    • Christ, he wants to acknowledge Him — but through inner
    • within us. A man is not changed by knowledge: he merely comes to know
    • to you that you perceive with your sense of hearing, then you know
    • what you hear him saying. On the other hand, you know that the actual
    • knowledge of it and so he gives no thought to it. He must grow into
    • this knowledge; must learn to have it in thought and remembrance.
    • When we learn to know the world with the ordinary consciousness that
    • know only the passing and the past. What our intellect gives us, if
    • world in process of passing away. But we know that with the intellect
    • with our intellectual scientific knowledge. And theologians such as
    • exist; whatever makes itself known to eye, ear, and so on, will at
    • Now they must be known again with full consciousness and
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    • what we may call esoteric knowledge.
    • deeper aspects of human knowledge and human thought have been
    • knowledge. The exoteric teaching is contained in the Gospels and
    • able to understand Him. The Gospels, as you know, make only brief
    • the Earth had no knowledge or science in the form familiar to us
    • a condition of consciousness resembling dream-life as we know it
    • just as a child knows nothing of death. Those men who received
    • significance to life. They knew only life; they did not know
    • learning more and more to know the reality of death. Death was
    • then, for the human being to be involved in death, to know death.
    • ‘thought out.’ There was no intellect as we know it.
    • no real knowledge of death, they would never have been able to
    • beings could develop who, knowing death, are able to unfold
    • know nothing of death and therefore cannot unfold the faculty of
    • have connected him with earthly evolution. Ahriman is a knower of
    • namely, that the Gods themselves should acquire knowledge of
    • times men had no knowledge of death. But at some point it was
    • there was no knowledge of death; that He had suffered death upon
    • the following is known to one who understands the whole sweep of
    • themselves acquired knowledge of death through the Christ. The
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into
    • by an unknown translator.
    • modern man (he does not know this, because he does not concern himself
    • name; then, however, my knowledge contains no connection whatever
    • through the knowledge of an older age. For this reason, those who
    • he is the son of the old Miller. Hence, the only thing you know about
    • him is that he is the son of Miller. You wish to know more about him
    • Gospels in order to know the Christ as an independent Being, from the
    • For instance, the following case is very interesting (I do not know
    • Father. Then we learn to know that if we keep merely to the Father,
    • knowledge out of the depths of the soul; they bring light into the
    • knowledge. The Nominalists could not very well understand the Three
    • who his Father was and then we shall know him.” Anthroposophy
    • man; then I travel into another city and I learn to know a younger
    • Anthroposophy it is just the same — it learns to know the
    • Father, and later on it learns to know the connection between the
    • Father and learned to know the connection between Father and Son at
  • 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,
    • by an unknown translator.
    • not to envisage the question: What has spiritual knowledge —
    • knowledge to do with the events which will break in upon the
    • know that very strong and powerful forces live in the womb of the
    • soul. Little by little all the truths and forces of knowledge which
    • Christ with all the soul's inner forces of knowledge. This is a
    • the rules collected in my book, “Knowledge of the Higher
    • possessed unconscious hereditary forces of knowledge, for its
    • to an imaginative knowledge, but they indicate living realities which
    • aura. This is a historical fact. The villagers did not know what had
    • happened; they did not know that the Maid of Orleans had been
    • souls all their latent forces of knowledge. Human souls will then
    • souls advance in knowledge, I want to speak to you of a recent
    • spiritual-scientific stream of knowledge. I might also choose
    • one has to arrange what should take place within it, then one knows
    • physical forces are ever dispersed is a fact well known to
  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • Spiritual Scientific Knowledge and Social Understanding,
    • by an unknown translator.
    • you of some fundamental pieces of knowledge of the science of
    • knowledge is not in any way valid for all time and for every place,
    • knowledge would be valid, for instance, for the European
    • — for the knowledge of the East.
    • Everybody knows that we
    • live, as it were, between two poles of our knowledge. Everyone feels
    • that, on the one hand, we have the knowledge gained through our
    • senses. A plain, unprejudiced person learns to know the world through
    • there is also another kind of knowledge, and that it is not possible
    • ordinary world, unless another kind of knowledge is added to
    • knowledge is connected with our moral life. We do not only speak of
    • ideas pertaining to the knowledge of Nature, and explaining this or
    • world. And every man will undoubtedly feel that this knowledge of the
    • senses, with the resulting intellectual knowledge (for, the
    • intellectual knowledge is merely a result, an appendix of the
    • knowledge transmitted by the senses) is a pole of our cognitive life
    • of these two streams: on the one hand, the knowledge of Nature, and
    • on the other hand, the ethical knowledge.
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    • in October and November of 1919. This lecture is also known as:
    • translator is unknown.
    • permeates the whole being. A civilisation that does not know
    • Even otherwise quite intelligent people have been known to
    • science, or system of knowledge. Then there is no real
    • knowledge — then all knowledge ultimately becomes a
    • are toys. And this is what knowledge has in many respects
    • thought and feeling requisite for knowing what freedom is,
    • Anglo-American world knows, that formalistic and
    • members of our earth's surface — unless we know that
    • of the East produced, as you know, great cities. We can look
    • you another example of this. — You know, how in the
    • reality. We have had over and over again, as you know,
    • ... well, I don't quite know of what — living its own
    • dear friends, the Europeans have known how to express the
    • not known, how, from the earth's environment to
    • him to reach out to a knowledge of the super-sensible forces
    • Europe there was no sort of knowledge that men did not
    • question : “What is scientific knowledge?”
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    • any rate was known to that time. They knew that man, to reach
    • to knowledge of the world must necessarily lead through
    • self-knowledge. Self-knowledge, however, must not be thought
    • today. Who does not think himself able to know about himself?
    • example, how difficult self-knowledge is even in the most
    • for what can truly be called self-knowledge!
    • most elementary self-knowledge. But Mach makes another remark
    • self-knowledge of men, even as regards their outer form. As
    • to the knowledge of the soul, it is a great deal more
    • self-knowledge is none other than the first elementary
    • body. We know that this is only a portion of our total being.
    • known to those who experienced anything of Initiation. Thus
    • it was known to Brunetto Latini, teacher and friend of Dante.
    • thing, he tells us, which he now learned to know were the
    • learn to know what otherwise remains unconscious in him
    • knows them from outside. You cannot learn to know the senses
    • which a man who only knows the outer physical plane has no
    • knows his senses from without. Here now he learns to know
    • elements he is perpetually surrounded, only he does not know
    • elements. And in the region of the elements he learns to know
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    • conditions we really know nothing of the human being.
    • can one know which is right? — If you are consistent,
    • instinctive knowledge; and the old documents — which our
    • Now what happens to the human heart and soul when knowledge
    • feeling for the divine. It is only a knowledge that keeps to
    • knowledge that goes into them deeply. If we look once more at
    • knowledge we shall in fact reach what Spiritual Science is.
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    • could be planted a knowledge to be imparted to men concerning
    • that time in Northern Hungary. It came to his knowledge that
    • even greater significance. We know that in the Mysteries
    • know how absurd it is to imagine that it could be found in
    • the old man whom Karl Julius Schröer had known, who
    • people knows what the first rule signifies. The first rule
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    • essence of Buddhism is that it urges man to strive for such knowledge
    • dreamlike clairvoyance, not only acquired knowledge but experienced a
    • to-day man knows with certainty that his blood is composed of
    • man whose clairvoyant powers gave him knowledge of his
    • could man know his true being. And so among those peoples who had
    • Gautama Buddha. Up to his twenty-ninth year he had known only the
    • former earthly lives. The legend is well-known and we need only
    • arose that all attainment of knowledge and wisdom leads man to
    • death. Knowledge and wisdom cannot surely have brought old age,
    • accumulated knowledge and wisdom of earthly lives cannot, in effect,
    • the world sense and space man knows in earthly life. Nothing in the
    • permeates all that we know of Buddhism. One thing alone can lead to
    • step is the following of a path of knowledge which leads beyond
    • He sought illumination, as we know, in complete isolation. He
    • went out from his father's palace into solitude. All knowledge gained
    • the very nature of the soul. Wisdom, knowledge and morality —
    • that Spiritual Science can lead him to the knowledge of successive
    • of life may be attained. He knows the world to be full of sorrow and
    • acknowledging that beneath his ordinary consciousness a power
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    • I know that what I have
    • pass muster with those who really know the nature of materialism and
    • material part of man, we must know how to portray the body as
    • Spiritual Science, for we know in very truth that the human being as
    • Knowledge of the soul and Spirit must be applied to the very
    • trend of scientific knowledge, have led to specialisation in the
    • who in the ordinary course of things do not know very much about the
    • turn the foundation for a knowledge of man that is intelligible to
    • contained in the several sciences in such a way that a knowledge
    • way — succeeds in developing forms of knowledge relating to men
    • of life are based upon objective knowledge and concrete
    • knowledge and not from Marxian theories and the like. Such
    • spring from abstract concepts, but only from a true knowledge of the
    • concerned in developing a knowledge of man in health and disease, and
    • have knowledge of the kind I have described, the doctor will be a
    • Spiritual Science that has developed to the point of knowing how the
    • The greatest sin of materialism is that it gives us no knowledge
    • knowledge of the ramifications of the Spiritual in the
    • material. We must know where to take hold of the material body (which
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    • Now we know that the
    • earthly information and earthly knowledge; and to all this our
    • organism as it stands before us here on earth, we know that it is
    • speech. In the historic evolution of mankind, speech, as we know,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment,
    • “from in front?” (The Old Testament, as you know,
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    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment.
    • age, and it leads us from a mere knowledge of Nature to a knowledge of
    • it is not to be lost as a fact of knowledge.
    • deepened by knowledge that penetrates to the spiritual world, by an
    • lead only to inner knowledge, he can know and understand outer Nature
    • body. Know that this body too is from God. Physical birth hath
    • Initiation Science was to give man this sublime teaching: “Know
    • — which was indeed a kind of innate knowledge of his true inner
    • the human soul. The instinctive knowledge, arising in man as his life
    • living for some centuries is as yet little known or felt, albeit it
    • fifteenth centuries man has acquired a knowledge that penetrates
    • Who descended from the stars, because they do not know that the stars
    • Wisdom, of Theology, which for centuries contained full knowledge of
    • who in our age penetrate more deeply into the knowledge of Nature
    • riddle of the sleep of knowledge, the sleep into which
    • the validity of all knowledge yielded by outer Nature. But, to begin
    • into men the consciousness that the whole domain of knowledge of
    • knowledge directed merely to outer Nature? How can we awaken from the
    • knowledge has fallen in recent times?
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • Lectures on Spiritual Essence series. This lecture is also known as:
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • Lectures on Spiritual Essence series. This lecture is also known as:
    • really consists of little demons of Evil! And if we acknowledge
    • Ahriman and Lucifer have the greatest power over us if we do not know
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    • great store of wisdom has in fact disappeared, and it is known today
    • could assume this possibility — and we know the content of those
    • gradually grew dim and faded away — a higher form of knowledge
    • Mysteries, yet it was a widespread knowledge nevertheless. And we
    • the capacity to understand such things that this knowledge was not
    • spiritual being. But this form of knowledge, as we said, had
    • lost the kind of knowledge that might have enabled people to
    • revelation, made known through the Mystery of Golgotha; in the
    • they did in fact strive for this knowledge. They asked themselves:
    • personality; but in the realm of spiritual knowledge, we are
    • said — and this was also part of the knowledge retained by
    • Christ was now united with the earth; knowledge about the Christ,
    • the right way. We can cast our glance over the earth that was known
    • of Golgotha. The further back we go, the more knowledge we find about
    • realms. The farther back we go, the more knowledge we find, but it is
    • knowledge that can be communicated only through angels. This
    • constitutes evolution. This knowledge, this view of Christ, is made
    • known to many people. The Christ lived as the inspiration of many
    • This knowledge slowly
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    • a certain inherent difficulty for our human power of knowledge and
    • imaginable difficulties. They know that the physical and bodily is
    • well-known spiritualistic aberrations. These aberrations are in reality
    • of thought, feeling and will. All that we know is
    • three-dimensional world. And again, when once we know that
    • all the difficulty in gaining a knowledge of the soul. People are
    • remaining rays. What we know as Feeling cannot live in
    • you to follow me along this intimate line of thought. What we know as
    • True self-knowledge takes us ever farther and farther
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    • mankind, not only in the field of knowledge but in the whole field of
    • spiritual science — that knowledge which has always formed the
    • course, well known that geology draws the content of its knowledge from
    • time. We know, if, for instance during railway-construction or work
    • mineral character. And it is perhaps also known that some of the most
    • by the later ones. Likewise it is common knowledge that within these
    • it is an interesting and generally known fact that the upper layers —
    • knows today from other inferences, namely, that in the process of the
    • you know, there is a line of thought today which simply assumes that the
    • will know that they have no essential significance, although they are
    • we know only from the excavation of their remains. Then we are led to
    • know of this rock-material. Composed in a mysterious way of known
    • not present itself in the very least as we know it today, as the
    • acknowledge it) but especially among those who on the strength of a
    • described as similar to our own internal-functioning, little known to
    • by many people who perhaps do not know much more about spiritual
    • our time, and which a well-known contemporary geologist has called
    • spiritual investigator who knows the truth of the words of Goethe:
    • life,” and who also knows through perceptive cognition that it
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • the lecturer, by an unknown translator, and first published in
    • know from other lectures I have given — the child makes use of
    • but hold fast to reality, you will know that this tapestry of the
    • just looking at the light for instance, would know as much about the
    • it, a man knows nothing of the relationship of a circle to its
    • Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment.”
    • still to add to that which leads to knowledge in this particular
    • to the will in ordinary life, you know that it arises out of desire.
    • belonging to higher spheres of knowledge are in no way foreign to
    • development of a higher knowledge to become possible.
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    • know that from the time we were last assembled here, before
    • difficulty even in this. Theosophy requires, as you all know, a
    • know how little artistic our age is, though we must be astounded that
    • occult knowledge in such a room. We have seen that the deepening for
    • to make the convictions and knowledge of the spiritual world too
    • knowledge in the separate domains of life — even of occult life
    • it can be known externally, does not possess. And why? The people in
    • require of the Oriental school of Theosophy any knowledge of the
    • movement first arose, H. P. Blavatsky, as we all know, accomplished
    • should not be, (to go into this now would lead us too far) we know
    • acquainted with one or other of the sciences knows that there are
    • Being Whom they too acknowledge, as though He could again and again
    • all know that Buddha can never appear again in the flesh; you
    • true knowledge of the Christ-Being shows us that He is a Being Who
    • this: that we must say — ’You do not know the Being Whom
    • allowed the right to know something about that of which they are
    • know what we do not know: everything we do not know is false.’
    • exist in the East because nothing is known of such. So we see that in
    • arose to learn to know more intimately the great teacher of
    • forward what has been said to-day so that each of you may know the
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    • those that have been discussed. We know that what we have to say
    • have had to start from these fundamental conceptions will know how
    • arise all the accounts given here, we know that they arise from the
    • so-called register of the Akashic Record. We know that what has once
    • We know that the
    • mentioned with great respect. This school was well known for the
    • to learn to know the ego in its own world must represent to himself a
    • of this condition. It is naturally only known to those who in course
    • real true Theosophy. This is also possible. (You know that we
    • The Knowledge of Higher Worlds etc. and other methods
    • Saturn existence, then we learn to know Beings — not in the
    • Spirits of Will or Thrones. We learn so to know them that the surging
    • Spirits of Personality, known to us as Archai in the hierarchy of
    • The world only acquires its truth when we know that behind every
    • ‘imagination’ is the following: In Knowledge of Higher
    • further into the realm of occult knowledge.
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    • essential parts did not consist of what we know as earth, water and
    • of the soul. No man can know what heat is who is not able to form a
    • really attain to what the higher knowledge gives. He who is unable to
    • knowledge. For what would be the opposite of this spirit? It would be
    • the higher Self with wisdom. In ordinary life we only know self-will
    • knowledge so long as we work after the fashion of ordinary
    • everything. For how do we acquire clairvoyant knowledge? Only by
    • away with when we wish to attain to higher knowledge. The soul must
    • of clairvoyant knowledge except by creating a suitable frame of mind
    • knowledge reveal itself? How is that which comes to us revealed when
    • approaches us, bringing us grace and pouring knowledge into us, we
    • And now we know what
    • was meant by describing ancient Sun as consisting of air. We now know
    • actually know that something of the sort does take place. We are now
    • when such a word arises from the depths of true occult knowledge and
    • would know what was involved. He would say to himself: ‘What is
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • present time, or of which he can have knowledge — that we had
    • know as external physical fire or heat. To a man of the present day
    • know already, are connected with the process of the earth's
    • ‘remained behind.’ We know that the Luciferic
    • underlies it. Now, we know that while the Sun progressed to Moon,
    • a person of simple mind may contemplate this picture and not know all
    • Does the flower know the laws which regulate its growth? No! Yet none
    • eyes. It is not necessary to know this; for it passes into the soul
    • as the knowledge of these things to give to art a new foundation.
    • artist of old had no need to know what lay behind his works of art,
    • so the artist of the future must know this — but knowledge with
    • Anthroposophy as an intellectual science knows nothing of it. That
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • spiritualist union at Munich, and so little did the postman know what
    • the sacrifice. Guilt or atonement as we know it in our ordinary life,
    • — everyone knows it — as uncertainty and at the same time
    • recall the words of the poet: ‘He alone who longing knows,
    • knows what I suffer,’ if we wish to convey an idea of the
    • to know that there is such a hidden life of the Soul? Life itself
    • of his soul, begins to stir. The boy need not know that a memory of
    • form, is — longing. We also know the names by which this force
    • is known to the outer world, but they are only metaphoric and
    • it in others: — I refer to what is known as
    • not know that he is longing for home, he only feels an undefined
    • like the nature of thought. Every one knows the expression
    • upon a corresponding disposition of the Soul. Who does not know the
    • standstill, when he can experience no change! Who does not know the
    • Movement introduce change and movement into the Universe as we know
    • it up to the present, something else must follow. We know that in the
    • it becomes what is known to man hardly yet as ‘thoughts’
    • earth, in which as we know redemption comes to us through the Mystery
    • forces of which man knows nothing, which pass from one to another.
    • should like to know how an abstract thinker, one who accounts for
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • knowledge, must come from Wonder. This is really the case. Any man
    • particular learning, will come to know that a sound way to learning
    • power of the process of acquiring knowledge. We should be able
    • actually to feel the dryness and withering of any knowledge not
    • originating in these two movements of the mind. Sound knowledge is
    • knowledge may be acquired externally and established by man through
    • any kind of reasoning. But a knowledge not framed by these two
    • the fragrance of knowledge created by the atmosphere of vital
    • by any of the phenomena known to man, that the Christ incarnated in
    • knowledge is already established in him. He demands that what he has
    • left behind in the world of Maya, we know that it consists of nothing
    • Hierarchies — we should find that they do not know death in the
    • never descended to the physical plane, he would know nothing of
    • death; for no being who has not trodden the physical plane knows
    • number of persons will know, by personal vision into the higher
    • know Him in the life He lives now. And not only will they know the
    • re-birth--know nothing of what is taking place with respect to the
    • sociological relations. To one who knows the inner course of the
    • perceptible to outer observation. Do you know how those who took part
    • knows anything of this cannot but believe in them. It is a fruitless
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    • as I think you know, to be with you again for a while, for
    • to a true knowledge of the spirit in our studies and in our
    • knowledge is intimately bound up with the most inward aspect
    • knowing what is going on in the physical world, and knowing
    • speaking, no one in the world knows what they want, and no
    • put into achieving material knowledge and material actions
    • after more and more knowledge of a kind that has seen its
    • people had sought to gain spiritual knowledge and spiritual
    • knows the history of ideas of the last decades of the
    • also knows that people actually no longer knew how to use the
    • therefore had no opportunity of knowing the spirit whilst
    • easy way of dealing with these things. If we want to know the
    • Some of you know very well that soon after the present
    • People who do not know anything about it may well laugh when
    • know what I mean. You know I am referring to the Papal Note
    • remember that the idea of the state as we know it today has
    • the world peculiar people known as ‘historians’
    • do not know how long. But they know little about real
    • existed in earlier times. It is important to know this and be
    • interest me to know if anyone faced with the question as to
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    • that, knowing this truth, we shall be compelled to feel
    • which are generally read today. The old knowledge was still
    • like to hear or know such things today. Yet they will have to
    • be known if we are to escape from the chaos that has arisen
    • where deeper knowledge of the laws of nature also discovers
    • only then shall we really know the social laws that are
    • we really come to know life.
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    • silence demanded of anyone to whom they were made known, must
    • through it, knows that this world on the physical plane can
    • explain it all to me and then told him: You know, that is
    • of these lectures. They need to be made known out of a
    • a well-known literary historian as saying that Hermann Bahr
    • to the truths which must now be made known, the whole
    • people merely get to know them, let alone gain direct
    • knowledge about the physical world has a certain effect — let
    • which have to be known at the present time for the salvation
    • is now necessary to make things generally known, it happens
    • also know that more than fifty out of an audience of a
    • they generally know better than anyone else to be untrue
    • — for they do of course know that they are not true
    • concerned can only be seen in his true colours if we know he
    • who generate them know full well that not a word is true.
    • made these two rules known in all the places where I have
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    • has come for humanity to know certain truths concerning the
    • Mysteries, as you know, so that people in the surrounding
    • will need to know about in the time which lies just ahead.
    • You know, as soon as you enter into a non-physical world,
    • know certain entities, and above all things of a special
    • be made known to human beings under certain conditions. They
    • another analogy. If people get to know more about the
    • death and do so in full consciousness, they come to know
    • in the Egyptian Mysteries was known as ‘iron
    • If this had been made known to people outside the Mysteries
    • drives, with their passions, had known that destructive
    • demonstrate this law to you. As you know, not long ago
    • made airships possible, or the knowledge of statics which has
    • people do not know about it. Modern materialists imagine that
    • hands in the middle of the Atlantean age. You know, for I
    • civilization, for they see things in abstract terms and know
    • generally do not want to know about today but which is
    • do not want to know, especially if they are modern idealists
    • this truth is concerned but to get to know it and to see it
    • humanity needs most of all today is to get to know the devil.
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    • that we are getting to know grave and significant truths and
    • be adequate for the future. But we must know the reasons why
    • As you know, this began in the eighth century before the
    • themselves known to them through the colours.
    • developed. This is something known not only in anthroposophy
    • know to have come from quite different impulses than the art
    • the whole weight of present events will no doubt know what I
    • inner nature; they do not gain the power to know themselves;
    • have knowledge does belong to the physical world; the rest is
    • right. Knowledge of human nature at the time of St Augustine
    • to the human mind and spirit — as you know, the human
    • facts will force them to know these things.
    • the basis of physical relationships and it was known that if
    • us into chaos over and over again. All this must be known,
    • and it can only be known through anthroposophy. Those
    • which can only come from spiritual knowledge, the body will
    • to know who one is dealing with. Ricarda Huch's longing for
    • one another, in the way we do now, because we do not know how
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    • consider that this was known to the leaders of the ancient
    • associating with the gods; their heads do not normally know
    • ‘old superstition’, modern science does not know
    • a well-known historical figure, had a friend called
    • no longer made known, which is, of course, the reason why
    • into the world of the spirit if one wanted to know anything
    • For it is the tendency today to get to know as little as
    • knowledge that the outer form is withering and splitting up,
    • outward expression. We even know extreme cases. Children may
    • great their knowledge.
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    • comments today. You probably know the amusing experiment so
    • because they do not know the element which is always around
    • want to understand Luther today we must know the inner
    • point of view; we must know he lived a short time after the
    • earthly world not on the basis of what you are able to know,
    • when the secrets of alchemy were known, which was during the
    • — we know it quite apart from the impression he makes
    • truths have to become known which are not welcome truths. Yet
    • anyone who can read the signs of the times knows that they
    • have to become known.
    • while ago it was still taboo for those in the know to speak
    • real knowledge of the things which are immediately around us,
    • know with complete certainty if something we see weighs a
    • you cannot know if they are heavy or light as air until you
    • pick them up. And finally, when you know that something is
    • not as light as air, this knowledge has not come from looking
    • from the awareness gained by knowing what gives spiritual
    • post-Atlantean age — people only know tales about it
    • yourself with as much self-knowledge as you are able to
    • think of a well-known and reasonably important person and
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    • really knowing how to use them to good purpose.
    • do not know what to call him, the Swabian scholar or the
    • of course, know quite a few things about the way in which
    • you no longer know which way to turn; first I tell you the
    • — I know the figures do not fit, but the real situation
    • on the basis of medical knowledge at the time, not just a
    • in Russian life, which is little known to us, we find
    • harder, times will come. It is not a question of knowing
    • seeking real, concrete knowledge about what went on in the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • knowledge and the like, for this will allow you to penetrate
    • truths which we already know from certain points of view, but
    • always call on an image which humanity has known throughout
    • found if one knows the spiritual background. It has to be
    • else. We can point to something which you know already from
    • affairs having spiritual causes. Anyone who knows the real
    • the physical world can really only be understood if one knows
    • know, Soloviev died at the turn of the eighteenth to the
    • They had little opportunity to get to know it and little
    • exactly right for a Professor of Philosophy to know nothing
    • about Soloviev — you know the story. So he let someone
    • hypothetically, Soloviev were alive today and had known this
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • friends, know of the spiritual situation I have described and
    • of other, similar ones, whilst many other people do not know
    • from such knowledge for a particular purpose, the group
    • to people who have no idea of this and do not want to know of
    • would ever fail to make new literary works widely known? You
    • epochmaking literary works would remain unknown? Surely we
    • radical importance than all the well-known authors taken
    • how many people in this room do not know of the existence of
    • mass of people to know nothing of radically new developments
    • these individuals must nevertheless know three or four people
    • determined people's attitudes to others. People do not know
    • processes of evolution do know, however, how impulses and
    • fire. The first thing we must know is that, seeing that these
    • to know them or learn about them.
    • gained their purpose, for people would then not know they
    • them very well if people did not know they existed, for they
    • by refusing to know about it, however, but by being as
    • conscious of it as possible and really getting to know it.
    • that none of these scornful modern people actually know how
    • would love to know how people are going to milk such solid
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    • even want to know about this growing spiritual inwardness;
    • laws of nature which people need to know will become an
    • they live together, and so on. As you know, the beginnings of
    • will know what I mean.
    • has to be a matter of knowing how to unite these two
    • know no better than to wallow in a few impoverished notions,
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    • knows the change of function which came in the last third of
    • twentieth century, will know nothing of the
    • lead downwards. These are coming. You need to know how to be
    • wrote anything in favour of Darwin. We know, of course, that
    • think about it and they will know better than anyone else
    • cosmos. Gaining knowledge of the physical world has merely
    • population native to its soil for centuries. As you know, a
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • find it embarrassing to admit to others their knowledge of
    • we know so little about what really goes on among people
    • know, attempts have been made to understand the genius of
    • matters knows them to be preparations. Only superficial
    • people are so superficial that they do not want to know about
    • know about such a thing as Goetheanism, which is also like
    • To gain self-knowledge that will lead to wisdom
    • Yet make it known to all the world
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    • significance which lies behind all these things. As you know,
    • may continue for a time. We know the seeds for the sixth
    • course, find it uncomfortable to know such things today. For
    • saying has so far been known instinctively and atavistically
    • have to be prepared to gain conscious knowledge of things
    • that used to be known instinctively and were also instilled
    • which, however, will only be possible if one knows the
    • able to refute a spiritualistic thinker who knows that the
    • by book journalism, but very few based on real knowledge and
    • world again know about these things; they have the point of
    • view of the spiritual world and know that in recent decades
    • discipline known as ‘history’ today. They will
    • as we know it today, is not much more than a hundred years
    • a chemist does an experiment, he knows that if he combines
    • of human evolution can only be known on the basis of its
    • come to know were brought into it. No need to use exactly
    • cockerel. The people who are glorifying democracy today know
    • cockerel knows about the human being. Concepts are taken for
    • have to know all the different threads which tie them to
    • reality if you wanted to know why they vote for one thing and
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  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • We know in fact that the
    • know nothing of these divine spiritual powers; one can only have
    • of knowledge where I can also grasp the spirit.
    • one states that man has limits to his knowledge, that he must be
    • — to revelation, in fact — when one wants to know
    • is that the human ability to know is too base to ascend into the
    • intellect he could gain knowledge of the sense-perceptible world; and
    • his intellect. And one believed then that if one wanted to know
    • human being was not yet completely excluded from knowledge.
    • You know how, within the anthroposophical world view, we have had to
    • Now you know that I once
    • attempted to grasp the whole matter of knowledge at another point.
    • The Science of Knowing: Outline of an Epistemology Implicit in the Goethean World View,
    • itself to be at the limits of its knowledge. And it is basically one
    • speaks of the limits of our ability to know nature. I indicated how
    • path of the spiritualization of our knowing activity, along a path of
    • knowing the spiritual content of the world again. Through the moral
    • the path of knowledge he must find again the pathway of
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  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
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    • limitations of our knowledge of Nature, really arises from the view
    • the limits of knowledge, this is only the modern intellectual
    • necessary to know that in the depths of the human soul forces are
    • man uses his thinking chiefly in order to know as much as possible of
    • they are known to-day.
    • philosophers of a theory of knowledge speak of thinking, they
    • of knowledge is quite abstract.
    • the knowledge of human pre-existence, another kind of natural science
    • present-day talk of the limitations of knowledge is not only a theoretical
    • that man might approach a knowledge of Nature under the sign of man's
    • knowledge of Nature is not only a theory; the fall and decay of mankind,
    • of the spine. This is quite out of the question. Anyone who knows
    • But if we know
    • philosopher of today to explain what beauty is (for he should know
    • meaning of the word. We do not even know what the Greek meant by
    • appearance of the idea in sensible form?” First we must know
    • remember that the theoretical knowledge of to-day, which has become
    • thoughts contained in modern scientific literature. Enough is known
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  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • Experiential Knowledge of the Supersensible.
    • shall mention only this well-known and very significant passage in
    • Spiritual in the things around us do we truly know reality.
    • Knowledge,
    • active, only he knows nothing of it. The essential point is to
    • mission of Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy to teach us to know and
    • do, with all clarity. We know that men once possessed this knowledge,
    • and glory of outer physical Nature. And it was also known that the
    • in this way reveals the knowledge they have possessed and the fruits of
    • this knowledge. The external physical light of the Sun, the physical
    • heavenly bodies, according to knowledge of the stars.
    • fixed festival. But it would fare ill with knowledge that humanity
    • gradually learn to know that he belongs to the Spirit of which
    • We know
    • when there was direct, intuitive astrological knowledge. This was
    • come when it will be known, for example, how Venus moves, and what species
    • spiritual Beings in cosmic space. Men will gain knowledge of how
    • with deeds in the Cosmos. This knowledge will be gained anew during
    • knowledge and speak of its inner significance.
    • Beings. We have in these pictures a renewal of certain knowledge that
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  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • very least the anthroposophical knowledge of man and of the cosmos in
    • the principle that the knowing human being should understand himself
    • in his knowing has been touched upon in the lectures about
    • It was said that the person knowing himself could never
    • organism we know that alternations of different conditions are
    • to know this) it is revealed that the inner aspect of the human
    • the human being we have come to know as the etheric body or life
    • said, it is nevertheless a fact that outer science does not know its
    • animals, are meat eaters! But it was not known quite what to do with
    • nice that I can have ideas without knowing it and can even see them
    • Knowing lives the human soul
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 1
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    • myths, which, as we know, are only veiled statements of the
    • credulous and 'stupid' populace, what was well known to the
    • Truth knows no Mysteries. All Mysteries without exception
    • mathematical and intellectual knowledge. These things they
    • were known. Only, as forming part of physical science, they
    • could have been attained by such knowledge were not
    • aspect of mathematical and mechanical knowledge, not letting
    • gathered up in such statements as that Truth knows of no
    • knowledge of physical secrets, Moreover, not only had they to
    • preserved from a purely physical knowledge of Astronomy.
    • Therefore the spiritual counterpart of such knowledge was
    • knows nothing of mechanical science; but the medium in which
    • deeply significant secret, which we must know if we would
    • glitter means than by knowledge. The leaders of the ancient
    • spread of spiritual knowledge, — for spiritual
    • knowledge works in the opposite direction. Humanity, in this
    • recognises them in their real depths, knows that they all had
    • human soul between death and new birth, knows how thankful
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 2
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    • how the knowledge and awareness of super-sensible impulses working
    • a movable Feast. Christmas is fixed because, as you know, it
    • Easter is made to vary in successive years. We know that the
    • should know that our very heart's blood is united with every
    • human soul again and again with Knowledge, which — as
    • the life between birth and death. Knowledge to-day can be
    • Universal All, which, as we know, we share in common with
    • new birth. We cannot learn to know these human souls unless
    • we also learn to know the other aspects — those other
    • being of the soul, that which shall be made known by human
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 3
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    • sense-world. What is it that the profane world knows as the
    • transplant ourselves into ancient times of human knowledge,
    • You know that
    • of a marvellous and intimate knowledge of the relationships
    • means an abstract knowledge which they had, of man's relation
    • to the Universe of stars. It was a very concrete knowledge
    • — a knowledge whereby Man could feel himself within the
    • twofold nature; and this was well known to those Wise Men of
    • generally known as Science nowadays, concerns itself with
    • birth; that which is generally known as Religion, concerns
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment.
    • knows the Spirit, many an idol of the past is worth more than
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • the acquisition of real super-sensible knowledge entails above
    • acquisition of conscious super-sensible knowledge outside the
    • physical body, shows us that just this super-sensible knowledge
    • learn to know this inner being of man when super-sensible
    • knowledge fills it, as it were, with light and with warmth
    • learn to know why we have an unconscious life during our ordinary
    • ideas, really leaves him cold. We must learn to know this in
    • knowledge, which has become emancipated from the physical and
    • acquires greater intensity through super-sensible knowledge. We
    • When we try to gain knowledge, we are then no longer able to
    • perceived through super-sensible knowledge make us speak
    • differently of the super-sensible objects of knowledge. These do
    • rise up in the super-sensible knowledge. Their content does not
    • a knowledge of the higher worlds, many things will therefore have
    • to know this spiritual world as our environment. But we know that
    • we can only learn to know it through the inner soul-spiritual
    • know as our physical world, through our feeling and will, the
    • learned to know here in the physical world. And we first perceive
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • not always realize this, particularly because we do not know that
    • knowledge and impressions resulting from the natural-scientific
    • to know, from a moral, a religious, world conception. When he
    • because he is unable to find in his present environment knowledge
    • children in an unprejudiced way know this). To find our position
    • to obtain a super-sensible knowledge, in addition to their
    • knowledge of the external world. I shall, however, look back upon
    • knowledge of the divine spiritual, we see that the Orientals
    • way, the ancient paths of knowledge, in the direction of
    • worlds in a moral and religious way, thus gaining knowledge of
    • this must have come from an ancient knowledge! It cannot have
    • sprung out of an ancient knowledge, out of a connection of man's
    • mantrams, and cosmic thoughts revealed to them, made known to
    • to real knowledge), if he seeks, for instance, like the followers
    • inwardly, if he wishes to reach super-sensible knowledge with the
    • anthroposophical spiritual science, were acknowledged today, it
    • would be possible to know that the solid parts in the bodies of
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  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • existence which transcend the knowledge gained through sensory
    • human being, self-knowledge is undoubtedly a problem which must
    • gain a knowledge of the universe, for they knew that the
    • being by seeking to know what the universe is able to give them,
    • cannot be denied that in connection with a knowledge of man and
    • personally well known to me, is the following: He describes a
    • consider it seriously, for one knows how unscientific these
    • seek a knowledge which goes beyond the facts revealed by ordinary
    • essential facts are known to the great majority of those who are
    • poisoning, really had some unknown inner defect, so that sudden
    • which I tried to indicate during the last few days, know that
    • objection which must be raised by one who really knows the
    • acquainted with the phenomenon known as “second
    • the Beyond. But those who know the fine and intimate way in which
    • this fact, also know that a person endowed with second sight can
    • enable one to gain a knowledge of the super-sensible worlds, in
    • order to be, as it were, inwardly entitled to this knowledge, and
    • completely normal human experiences, to have a good knowledge of
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  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • Christmas and Christ. The translator is unknown.
    • know the characteristics of the life conceptions of the East,
    • wished to know something important and significant in life, it
    • the aid of super-sensible knowledge. By absorbing super-sensible
    • knowledge man may hope for a perennial Bethlehem. A profound
    • knowledge. We must reach the point of envisaging what may be
    • living Christ should be brought into every form of knowledge. The
    • cold abstract knowledge which led us into the misery of the
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin, the Spiritual
    • also known as: The Widening of Man's Perception.
    • The translator is unknown.
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the
    • Bibliographic Nr. 220, Dornach 1978. This lecture is also known as:
    • The translator is unknown.
    • studies we know that we discover certain senses only when we
    • transmit us a knowledge of our own inner being, have to be sought
    • on earth had the gift of imagination, he would know that his
    • I have frequently explained this. Man does not really know the
    • faculty of knowing something about these radiations coming from
    • special occult study, enabling him to know the metals of the
    • earth. In the present time, such a knowledge would not be an
    • utilitarian way. It is a cosmic law that when the knowledge of
    • knowledge.
    • is that there is also a right application of such a knowledge. A
    • person who is endowed with the imaginative power of knowledge,
    • meaning of human self-knowledge. In physical life this also
    • know every organ in man when we are able to put together what we
    • learn to know the heart when you recognize the gold contained in
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • a knowledge of the inner constitution of the human organism by
    • death, man lives in a real world unknown to him, one which cannot
    • Fifteenth Century, through the form of knowledge which has arisen
    • and became inaccessible to man's direct knowledge, because he no
    • in which everything will perish. In between lies what we know,
    • semblance enables us to develop a satisfactory knowledge of
    • with the aid of an instinctive knowledge. Today it is impossible
    • clergyman who believes that he may gain knowledge of the
    • that only a knowledge gained in freedom, a knowledge gained by
    • value, but the Gospel must be added to the direct knowledge of
    • point of issue will be the knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • cosmos, where the Sun was shining. A true knowledge of the
    • realized fully and profoundly. This knowledge will not be
    • human being. It will be a knowledge which must be felt and
    • to know the difference between the teachings of the older
    • enabling us to see it, will ray out from our knowledge of the
    • Christianity and knows nothing about it.
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • and is the 9th of 9 lectures in the series entitled: Earthly Knowledge
    • series entitled: Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • KNOWLEDGE PERVADED
    • epoch. And you also know, from certain soul characteristics of
    • essential transformation. Scientific knowledge, for example, is
    • knowledge, he breathed in life, as it were, and thus he existed
    • are known to ordinary history, for in order to grasp these things
    • through the methods which you have learned to know — when
    • light of knowledge which could be kindled within him came to him
    • for they were only a reflexion of the path of knowledge which
    • only with the knowledge of lifeless things applied by modern men,
    • but with a new living knowledge, a knowledge that is once more
    • comprehension of the world, with the aid of that knowledge which
    • Unless knowledge
    • no real understanding unless knowledge is accompanied by the same
    • knowledge is pervaded with the experience of love, this knowledge
    • justified — but we also have a knowledge which encompasses
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  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • Bibliographic Nr.211, Dornach 1978. This lecture is also known as:
    • Permeated by Christ. The translator is unknown.
    • those who have spiritual knowledge.
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • This lecture is also known as,
    • through deeper feeling, or through a deeper knowledge, were to grasp
    • fruits which grow on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and
    • by Lucifer, that tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which
    • temptation. While we seek knowledge, we seek it in another way than
    • the fruit of knowledge which comes to me through my participation in
    • the knowledge of good and evil on the Earth. This knowledge lives on
    • I behold this knowledge it becomes in me something different from
    • man-nature which Adam acquired after the fall. The tree of knowledge
    • with the correctly recognised tree of knowledge as it now is in order
    • know that the highest member of human nature is the Ego. We learn to
    • memory carries us back. This we know through various lectures and
    • Jesus prepared, in the twofold manner we already know, that which had
    • feelings at Christmas: the knowledge of how man, through what remains
    • centuries there was not as yet the knowledge of the Holy Mysteries,
    • them by the priests. The people first learnt to know of them in this
    • know that in the evolution of man there must be something more than
    • this. The time will come when man will know that this tree must
    • Thou knowest this, as I myself know too,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • This lecture is also known as,
    • deeper feelings, a deeper knowledge received from their teachers who
    • the Knowledge of Good and Evil must you avoid, because they who have
    • Knowledge of Good and Evil — we see everything that the human
    • When we seek knowledge, we seek it in a different way than was
    • knowledge that has become muse by the fact that I have gained the
    • knowledge of good and evil on the earth. This knowledge lives in the
    • evolution of the earth, this knowledge is there. As I look at this
    • knowledge, however, it becomes something different for me, something
    • Knowledge must become the trunk of the Cross, because the human being
    • Knowledge as it is now in order to achieve the goal and task of
    • members we have come to know as the members of human nature? We know
    • We know from the most varied spiritual scientific
    • know, by the Spirits of Form.
    • Himself, in the way we know, in a twofold way, what was to
    • Christmas experience: to know how the human being has actually
    • in such places, as we know — to be rowdy and rambunctious on
    • place. In this way the people learned to know what was written in
    • as he sees it from his standpoint. We know about his standpoint,
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  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • which is based on inner knowledge, agrees with the Greek tradition
    • consciousness, still left to us in dreams. Everybody knows how dream
    • know that there is another world behind the world of sense — a
    • the Earth which later on was known as the Persian Empire, Zarathustra
    • knowledge and understanding for everything that lives, be it plant or
    • upon this world!” We know that for the Indian
    • sub-human element which formerly he did not know, and from which he
    • partly animal, was known by the name of Dionysus. The other element,
    • who know how to build up these signs into a doctrine to which their
    • could know the lower Asuras. The Persian peoples, on the other hand,
  • Title: Lecture: Hermes
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    • Also known as,
    • Science up to that time and his own contributions to knowledge, in
    • his knowledge by speaking of it as a renewal of the wisdom given to
    • children. All you know is the outcome of your own contemplation and
    • All that we know from olden times, even what
    • Egyptians he was known as Thoth).
    • knowledge from the depths of Egyptian civilisation. And now we will
    • knowledge of definite laws of spiritual life, laws higher than those
    • on Earth; for everything here was known to be of the world of space
    • to reach the Higher Self, was known by the name of Horus, the
    • Egyptian this path was a means whereby man could learn to know the
    • the Isis-power. In the knowledge gleaned from everyday life man does
    • marvellous processes of his blood. He must learn to know his higher
    • only know an object as object if he
    • Air and Water — that is to say he learnt to know the nature of
    • the sheaths around his Isis-nature. He learnt to know Fire as it
    • learnt to know how air enters the body in the form of oxygen; he
    • learnt to know his watery nature. Fire, Air and Water — the
    • warmth of the breath, the fluidity of the blood. And his knowledge of
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • them to the earth. So when we see a caterpillar we know that it really
    • what is known as ether — what I called ether-body in referring to
    • be so simple, but in olden times when people had knowledge of these
    • know that he had not spoken with true inner feeling. But when he
    • about what exists out-of-doors because he does not know much about it.
    • His entire knowledge consists in what he sees under the microscope after
    • known as the theory of pre-formation. The theories we still have today
    • has nothing left to do. Contemporary science no longer has any knowledge
    • of what works in air, light and water; it knows nothing at all about it.
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    • relation to the spiritual world in so far as knowledge of it can be
    • We can never say that we have knowledge of an organ by looking directly
    • earthly life that we do not know the interior of our body by means of
    • ordinary consciousness. Least of all does a man know what he generally
    • his head. For when he begins to know anything of it, as a rule the
    • knowledge proves most unpleasant — headache and all that goes with
    • prevails. There we do really know what is within us. It is as if here on
    • come to know in our anthroposophical literature as the world of the
    • initiation-knowledge, we learn how this is to be understood.
    • We would indeed know that various beings were living in us, but we would
    • we were outside ourselves, but we know that this being outside ourselves
    • not a question of knowing something in a purely abstract way, or —
    • these things, knows that immoral men, as a result of their preceding
    • want to add something about the processes mentioned then. I know that
    • the sleep knows when it will end, and in this quarter of an hour you
    • sees into the state of sleep know that what he sees has no significance
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • shall have after death, if through spirit-knowledge we picture the past
    • a certain deepening of our forces of knowledge there is revealed to us
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  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • the lecturer, by an unknown translator.
    • setting out to describe what is the essential nature of human knowledge,
    • we have to say that man's search for knowledge has to be pursued in the
    • want to restrict ourselves to those means of attaining knowledge which
    • you know very well, in Anthroposophy we take this as our starting-point.
    • We fully accept the fact that with such means of acquiring knowledge as
    • with the ordinary means of attaining knowledge, it is impossible to
    • knowledge, that all thinking, feeling and willing, as they are present
    • knowledge at his disposal, be expected to speak in any other way about
    • Anthroposophical knowledge, however, just because it accepts in all
    • ordinary means of knowledge, must, on the other hand, endeavour to find
    • other means of knowing the world. And, as you are aware, such have been
    • Inspired, Intuitive Knowledge. By means of these special ways of knowing
    • — ways of knowing that by dint of strenuous effort have to be
    • ordinary means of knowledge clarity can never be attained.
    • now, on the basis of these three stages of higher knowledge, I should
    • Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge. For ordinary
    • man cannot, with ordinary means of knowledge, tell what his soul does
    • Knowledge, the condition of sleep begins to be lit up, the darkness
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  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • sin of acknowledging a truth two centuries before science had
    • that of the Italian thinker. On the basis of his knowledge he
    • ground; they comfort themselves with the knowledge that the time
    • because he knows that the human state of mind regarding
    • knowledge can only be satisfied when it realises that harmony
    • and knowledge are acquainted with certain scientific views. Such
    • conviction himself, it does not matter; he does not know the
    • laws of the soul and he knows nothing of investigations which
    • show that Haeckel, standing on the ground he knows, is nothing
    • knowledge; the things pertaining to external nature are palpable
    • acknowledged everywhere, though the ideas of different thinkers
    • habits of life of a worm knows that he must go back to the egg
    • of the worm and to the ancestors of the worm, he knows in what
    • upon an uncertain sphere of knowledge. Let them hear what the
    • life. In this sphere the striving for knowledge is at the same
    • of those laws. And such disturbances are impossible. We know
    • what law this was, or how it worked, we did not know. However
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  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • trivialities, was new, and even unknown, to the world of
    • conceptions, that it is an acknowledged fact that
    • themselves impelled to draw from the well of knowledge
    • But if the scientists wish to know the nature of the human
    • unprejudiced mind were to say: “Nothing can be known
    • We all know
    • That, however, must first come into being. I know that what I
    • know, indeed, that I am speaking figuratively; but all the
    • knowledge of the inner kernel of man's being, on the feelings
    • present life without our knowledge, what we have brought over
  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • man. This is common knowledge. Let us now try to form some
    • only within the physical world. We must know this, in order
    • already learned to know, in previous lectures, the nearest
    • and the astral body. But these as we know, leave the body
    • we must ask ourselves further: how much can we really know,
    • we can, in reality, gain knowledge only of the mineral
    • know this kingdom, just as today, it knows the mineral
    • All human beings will learn to know and to grasp the inner
    • present time; but his knowledge is restricted to the mineral
    • this human Ego looks out into the world, its knowledge is
    • be helpful. You all know the migrations of the birds! The
    • can be understood only by collecting a knowledge of the facts
    • patience and renunciation which knowledge entails, is what we
    • not merely knowledge, but are filled with the noblest
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • fountains of its knowledge and its life were available at all
    • after knowledge of the core of true human existence.
    • to make his own the various sources of knowledge which
    • then it becomes self-evident and common knowledge of
    • true knowledge of the facts of spiritual science will become
    • way to full clarity of spiritual knowledge of nature. And in
    • transform his knowledge again and again and so to rise to a
    • abstract knowledge, but a warm perception of the heart, he
    • that leads man to that knowledge in reality — the gate
    • urge towards knowledge demanded the higher degree of
    • bent, because they know not what to do with them. Goethe
    • perception. It is easy to say: this higher knowledge must
    • knowledge of nature and as sure a conception of what can be
    • Teach me to know my kindred. And when roars
    • appearance in the magnitude of nature he knows him also
    • know him — an introspective Goethe — in the
    • all times that which man learns to know when his spiritual eye is
    • its unity with the spiritual world; it knows, for quite short
    • world, and where the knowledge, or perception, appears like
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  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • This lecture is known by two titles,
    • knowledge, then approached the Christ-Impulse simply and
    • I learned to know what windy brothers speed
    • Thus had Cyprian learned to know everything that was to be
    • and how all this works on him before he comes to know the
    • know: if we would ourselves be beings of the world-all, then
    • and pay homage to heavenly wisdom; but it knows that it cannot
    • and we know that through it the whole direction of earthly
    • angel, knowing: He is coming not from human lands, he comes
    • grown-up people. For they too know the same thing that the
    • child knows — that the Christ-Impulse came into earthly
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    • realise that during these centuries, Scientific Knowledge was
    • Scientific Knowledge was then very different from the ideas
    • other hand, we must acknowledge that the works of Aristotle
    • about it, the knowledge having come to him from those times
    • Galileo, with his wonderful knowledge and grasp of all the
    • must infer that what we may term intellectual knowledge,
    • knowledge governed by reason, may come much later than the
    • years. Then, as you know, man's conception of Mathematics
    • wish to know the, true meaning of the wonderful
    • take on, not only the form by which we know it here, but
    • knowledge. Of these, there are four, says Giordano Bruno. The
    • first means by which man acquires knowledge is by the
    • of knowledge he terms “the power of imagination.”
    • intellect, as the third means of acquiring knowledge, and in
    • system of Giordano Bruno comprises four stages of knowledge.
    • Results”, under the headings of Present Knowledge,
    • Imaginative Knowledge, Inspirational Knowledge and Intuitive
    • Knowledge. His classifications are more in the abstract. We
    • Bruno lived first at that point of time when the knowledge of
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    • reports, unrevised by the lecturer, by an unknown translator.
    • entertained thoughts which led him to believe that knowledge
    • For when Goethe, wrote the present, universally-known conclusion
    • human knowledge, as they now exist. It has become absolutely
    • general knowledge of special subjects. But when we consider
    • all that has become known of late years regarding the
    • transcend the Kant-Laplace theory. They dare not acknowledge
    • know how great were the hopes built on the progress of
    • also know that at the natural science Congress held in
    • physical, even among thinkers who, without knowing it, are
    • spiritual life, who follow the path of knowledge with heart
    • whose very heart is bound up with true knowledge, —
    • example, I may cite a man who was known to the world for
    • and experiences that came to him on the path of knowledge, as
    • these were accessible to him, fertilising his knowledge by
    • Will” all that he found upon the path of knowledge. His
    • him in his solitude, on the evolutionary path of knowledge on
    • know what really lives in the thought of men; let us imagine
    • we must acknowledge that open doors to spirituality are
    • Goethe's correspondence knows that he exchanged letters with
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    • by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. It is presented here
    • learn to know, in addition to the characteristics of truth,
    • through a knowledge of error, it is possible for us to guard
    • knowledge, and the super-sensible worlds. External science
    • human being known as a ‘medium’. Thereby the
    • being. Those who occupy themselves with gaining knowledge
    • knowledge of spiritual science, with its concepts and ideas
    • learnt to know from spiritual science the evolution of the
    • planetary system, then such knowledge mingles with the
    • mediumistic revelations; but if no such knowledge won in this
    • world-evolution. In all these investigations, knowledge must
    • does not know, although they reveal themselves through him.
    • pronouncement in a speech unknown to the medium, it is to be
    • to draw attention to one thing, well known to those who
    • is able to take such knowledge earnestly.
    • ones own opinion would be a self-knowledge; it would
    • increase enormously self-knowledge on entering the spiritual
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    • are well enough known, and need not be gone into here) —
    • exhaustively contained in what it knows. In the underlying
    • indecision. He does not know why, and the people around him do
    • not know why. He knows it least of all. One who busies himself
    • especially are fond of saying that unknown demons are at work
    • as they call it, he is like a man who wants to know what kind of
    • Now I know the manure, and out of this the corn will presently
    • everything in the wrong place, not knowing how to put in it the
    • witty story, revealing some knowledge of life in him who thought
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    • always well to be unsparing in self-knowledge and
    • — for a long time before him, and yet not know into what
    • well known. He is a true poet of our age. He, too, was a
    • true to at least thirty places of decimals! You know how it is
    • Egyptian priests must have known it in very ancient times, even
    • their turn might find it important to know — all manner
    • instance, there is a modern lawyer, known to myself and to
    • directions and is well known as a good jurist. Well, one tries
    • The secretary said, You know the post of Director in the
    • know. It was Mohnbeugerl — some kind of
    • I know nothing of him, but hitherto nothing but good has come to me
    • the Director — did not know what to do. The Director was
    • of them know that the other was coming) and served them with
    • Life, as you know, consists of many streams, crossing one
    • knowledge, which has been studiously cultivated — if I
    • without the knowledge of those concerned. In the
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • and is also known as,
    • inherently prosaic or poetic. For we now know that what
    • with what you may already know, even if you only
    • seven-year periods. Broadly speaking, as you know, the physical
    • you know, with climate, nationality, etc.) At this time the
    • you know from an earlier lecture, the result of the past
    • spiritual life. He, therefore, who knows the laws
    • cyclic. We know the great cycles of post-Atlantean time: the
    • seventh century A.D. — if he knows these spiritual
    • consciously. Therefore a knowledge of these laws will
    • be placed. For as you know, thoughts are realities. In future
    • even known for a long time past by those who have confronted
    • know, it is inevitable for the yard-rule, the ledger and
    • I have told you, there are occult societies who have knowledge
    • atavistic secret doctrine. And as you also know from former
    • can no longer work effectively when they begin to know how they
    • keep their esoteric knowledge to themselves and apply it so as
    • and the like. They think it right that they should keep this knowledge
    • brotherhoods, who know about as much of the world as they
    • only need skilfully choose your paths and not let people know
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    • higher than man. For, as you know, we do speak of the spiritual
    • so on, in the earthly world. We know that the life of man falls
    • whence it comes there is absolutely no knowledge of the
    • we have often described before. We know that the Archai or
    • rising to a knowledge of the spiritual world. On the other hand
    • of the spiritual Hierarchies, for then one knows that the
    • has much knowledge. True, nowadays he often talks a lot
    • about it, but he knows very little. We do indeed have very
    • advanced. They, with their scientific world-conception, know
    • men of to-day know very little of the past. Above all, they do
    • not know why it is that certain things are handed down
    • traditionally. At most they know that they are handed
    • down, but why, they scarcely know. For instance (as you
    • superficial way and with very little knowledge. Nowadays people
    • be betrayed. For with his very knowledge of such formulae,
    • We know that He is there as a real Power since the Mystery of
    • to know what it is to get beyond this self-centred limitation
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    • the prerequisite knowledge demanded by this school, either
    • know, he recognized the others because he had already seen them
    • about man's whole physical evolution. That is, we then know
    • himself again in the spirit after death. So does one who knows
    • He who knows what is beheld by the spiritual seeker must
    • humanity in its true meaning only when we know that truths are
    • and the Luciferic. And, as it comes to be known how the
    • born in men as if by reason of their blood. And we know that
    • and awakening We know that Jahve does not work within the
    • only if he knows, on the one hand, that all natural gifts,
    • as have been stammeringly imparted by spiritual knowledge as
    • of truth — apart from all other knowledge — you
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • by an unknown translator.
    • all know, these letters represent the names of the so-called
    • self-knowledge in the gold; self-piety, that is the piety of
    • initiation into the higher worlds, were known as “Magi.” They
    • their three gifts: first the gift of wisdom, in self-knowledge;
    • highest wisdom, which is a fruit of former knowledge. He has
    • transformed this knowledge into feeling and experience and is
    • of the knowledge which it has gathered in earlier
    • understand who knows how again and again that motto has been
    • already in his soul, in his ripe soul. His ripe soul knows its
    • inner meaning. What is the meaning of the Cross? He knows that
    • The pilgrim, Brother Mark, who arrives here, knows that he is
    • Pervaded by a new and unknown sense:
    • has received Mark knows many details, which the great Leader of
    • significance: it shows the way to self-knowledge,
    • his stern father. The soul transforms its knowledge into ideas
    • representing the astral nature of man. It was well known in
    • At last the father yielded and acknowledged
    • Filled with the miracles that he did know,
    • the Christmas festival. For those who do not know this meaning
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    • take a great leap forward into those regions of spiritual knowledge
    • discussing the path of knowledge — what we understand by the
    • always known that if they were to describe in detail the state of
    • understanding for what we might call “the self-knowledge of the
    • folk”. The injunction “Know thyself!” played an
    • the Folk Souls: “Know yourselves as Folk Souls.” This
    • may be more prepared to acknowledge that certain members of man's
    • from time to time? At best it is something that is acknowledged to be
    • description bears no relation to anything that might be known through
    • that man's external form is known through the medium of the
    • senses. Whilst the human being is known through sense-perception, a
    • can be known through sense-experience or sensory impressions and yet
    • which we look upon as the highest member. We know therefore that the
    • man of the present day consists of these bodies. Now you already know
    • We know that we must think of the ego itself as inwardly organized.
    • is man as we know him today; such is our understanding of man at the
    • distant future, will know that man, such as I have portrayed him in
    • incarnations, so too do we realize that the Earth itself has known
    • we know that we continue our evolution into the future and that we
    • investigation shows that man, such as we know him today, is, to a
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    • know that the surface of the Earth shows different configurations and
    • not exhaust his knowledge of that country or provide a complete
    • potent influence. From our general knowledge of the Hierarchies we
    • you will know that it was the
    • Earth, we should never have known the birth of language on Earth. In
    • acknowledge the law that operates in such circumstances. This
    • many inventions would remain forever unknown if this work of the
    • of those Spirits of Form who in our age are known as Spirits of
    • occult knowledge and insight, we study the different peoples. We are
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • angles. You know that this axiom could not in any way be demonstrated
    • whether you construct a triangle or merely imagine it, you will know
    • geometrical and mathematical knowledge sense-data are superfluous;
    • are unfamiliar, since Hegelian logic is only known to the few. From
    • this it is evident that man can arrive at knowledge purely from
    • experiences. These sensations are unknown to a Being of this kind; it
    • external world as experienced by man, and his sense-derived knowledge
    • of that world, is a world unknown to the Archangels. If you exclude,
    • ideas have continually arisen and how new sources of hidden knowledge
    • which we know through sensory apprehension as colour, sound, warmth,
    • whole has to fulfil. The Archangel knows what steps must be
    • vigour and vitality are strongest. He knows what aims must be pursued
    • as we know, other Spirits and Hierarchies are active in the world. We
    • know as the abnormal Spirits of Form, but who are Spirits of Movement
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    • that man as we know him today is a highly complex being and that his
    • evolution of man we know that in prehistoric times our Earth, before
    • education of the child you will know that in the first seven-year
    • Now in modern man this consciousness, as you know, awakens to some
    • yet been studied and of which the Indian civilization now known to
    • This was always known in the Mystery Schools. You will now understand
    • connected with the spiritual evolution which has always been known to
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • already suggested. The aspirant for spiritual knowledge will learn
    • normal perception of Nature and the Spirit man knows only the realm
    • specialist knowledge. Anyone who has once stood on the summit of one
    • for this knowledge. The after-effects of each Earth incarnation,
    • Hence the life of will as we know it today can be traced back to the
    • also the later development of the sentient life. You already know
    • little self-knowledge can feel that the man of today has not yet
    • Spirits of the second Hierarchy, as we already know, ought to work
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • extent you will also feel that the field of knowledge must be
    • our knowledge: Nevertheless from the indications given in the last
    • are concentrated and produce in effect what we know as the five Root
    • down into his physical body. Now you know that the four fundamental
    • in those Mysteries in which — as those of you will know who
    • (who, in a remote past, had also known the Great Spirit) when a piece
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • at that time there took place, as we know, the Mystery of Golgotha
    • as you know, that Time Spirit who was later concerned in the
    • sense, Scandinavian mythology with other mythologies, we may know
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • mythology, and so on. To anyone who knows the real facts this
    • comparative studies of religions upon one who knows the facts is
    • times. The essential thing is to know what sort of man is concealed
    • similar or even alike, but the point is to know what is the nature of
    • should learn to know to some extent from an understanding of the
    • Persians were conversant with the Powers or Spirits of Form, known
    • radiations which we know as Spirits of Form or Powers and which, from
    • normal and abnormal, in the human soul was known to the Greeks. They
    • their knowledge which however was divine knowledge which they owed to
    • what we have come to know as the divine-spiritual Beings immediately
    • development to higher stages. He came to know Odin as one of the
    • we know that the ego is incarnated in the pulsation of our blood and
    • we shall attempt to explore the lesser-known branches of Teutonic
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    • cognition. If the ego “knows” any other object or other
    • really dealing with two factors, with the knower, the cognizing
    • agent, and the known. In the formal act of cognition it is irrelevant
    • whether that which is known is human being, animal, tree or stone.
    • But it is a different matter when the ego knows itself, for then the
    • knower and the known are one, subject and object of cognition are the
    • the knower, a cognizing agent, and this subjective enhancement of the
    • to adopt a passive attitude towards knowledge, to suppress the ego in
    • you all know that two opposing forces have participated in the
    • astral body. You know that these forces made man's inner life
    • we also know that because these Luciferic powers had intervened in
    • known chiefly as an opponent of the Good and as an enemy of the
    • the Luciferic influence man would never have known sickness and
    • knowledge. In man, on the physical plane, this consists in those
    • that the infiltration of error into his knowledge — even into
    • his clairvoyant knowledge — all illusion and maya, is the
    • eyes of contemporary man, but I know too that in anthroposophical
    • knowledge is expressed in the myth of Baldur, Hödur and Loki. On
    • present to you as an illustration of the clairvoyant knowledge of
    • Palestine, know the Figure of Christ!” Those were the profound
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • whom we know by the name of Celts. It was the responsibility of the
    • ancient Celtic Folk Spirit, who, as we know from earlier lectures,
    • knowledge for the emergent Christianity of the future is the decisive
    • on the basis of such knowledge. I propose to show how, through this
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • form, is connected in a remarkable way with the knowledge derived
    • body of the Earth and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • which is to come. Mankind is now ready for freedom and self-knowledge
    • well-known case occurred in the seventeenth century, when a man
    • Spiritual Science to recognize where the truth lies, to know whether
    • forces known to the old clairvoyance. Once upon a time Thor endowed
    • reason and spiritual knowledge less highly than the old, chaotic
    • however, are known to Teutonic mythology; it is fully aware of their
    • existence. It knows that the etheric form exists in which shall be
    • vicinity of Cologne and no one knows whom it represents. But it is
    • Science reflects the knowledge of the Christ Being, and if we start
    • Buddhism acknowledges as Buddhists only those who swear by Buddha,
    • Christian knows that the focal point of Christianity is a Mystery
    • comes from the lips of those who ought to know who Christ is.
    • spiritual knowledge and that we shall understand each other,
    • self-knowledge and ask itself: how can I best contribute to the
    • learn to know the Folk Souls, because the province of Spiritual
    • here. For the knowledge we gather must ultimately find an echo in our
    • the Earth. We know that these are only the several tongues of flame
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    • ordinary worldly knowledge, but a ‘mediator’; through it
    • knowledge. When feeling became more intense, became filled with
    • knowledge of the gods and of divine things, knowledge of
    • spirit-land, was kindled in the soul. Thus knowledge was the other
    • known as drama, what is recognised in the West as dramatic art and
    • has been known for thousands of years, and which has been rich in
    • it has always been known, as it has been handed down by history,
    • that what today is known as physical science is a withering
    • branch in humanity's mental and spiritual heaven, I know
    • the future, anyone who sees what that future demands of us, knows
    • made. If you know this book, you know how impressively it calls
    • mankind to acquire knowledge in a way different from that of today.
    • From earlier lectures we know of an ancient clairvoyance which in
    • was so to say bereft by the gradual birth in him of knowledge in its
    • rape of ancient clairvoyance by modern knowledge was already taking
    • Odysseus, Menelaus, we find the external civilisation which we know
    • whose knowledge of nature and her laws is assumed to be as useful for
    • pearl of wisdom for our whole pursuit of knowledge. If there is any
    • may acknowledge that the thinking which has inspired our work for
    • like a spiritual conscience which as yet calls to us from the unknown
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    • extent the actual knowledge, of what we are now endeavouring to
    • to come to know again from our modern viewpoint the same living
    • does Greek mythology express this profound truth? We know that modern
    • to the gods as food. We know too that the gods recognised the impious
    • considerable spur to our own knowledge, to the knowledge which we
    • than what it knows by way of intellect, by way of reason. A more
    • you all know that one cannot do with ice what one can do with water,
    • human being did not get to know the world in the way he does today;
    • Whether a man knows anything of the world depends upon his ether
    • the ether body? Its secret is that it is the key to knowledge of the
    • the door to knowledge of the world were it not for the ether body.
    • labyrinth of thought, the threads which have to weave our knowledge
    • of the world. We do not come to know the world merely by looking at it.
    • consciousness when we acquire knowledge of the world have both
    • ether body. Knowledge is kindled in the astral body; it is
    • of knowledge is kindled in the astral body; this torch is reflected
    • as conscious knowledge in the ether body. This torch of knowledge
    • clairvoyant or imaginal knowledge; today he has
    • intellectual or rational knowledge. That is the
    • knowledge in a different way, and which transmutes the torch of
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    • experience was unknown to the Greeks. When the Greek directed his eye
    • our hand from left to right, we know that a mental activity lies
    • mere movement of the hand and our will, but we know that the movement
    • divine-spiritual activity — was unknown to the Greeks. We shall
    • known or of the same kind as those already known, but which
    • knew something and which men will come to know again through
    • become intellectual knowledge, but was elemental feeling, there arose
    • are rooted in our ether bodies. You know that from other
    • muscles when we laugh, if we did not know that in these movements of
    • has a self-knowledge which can properly distinguish this threefold
    • by this astringent taste, then you have the self-knowledge which the
    • occultist calls the self-knowledge of the physical body through the
    • self-knowledge works in such a way that man feels himself completely
    • permeated by this astringent taste, the occultist knows that he is
    • experiencing knowledge of his own physical body through the occult
    • sense of taste, for he knows that the astral body and the etheric
    • of concrete knowledge; they are known to occultists in the same way
    • spiritual, then you have the clairsipience which the occultist knows
    • when he seeks the self-knowledge which is possible in respect of the
    • Thus there is a clear distinction between self-knowledge in respect
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    • Beings of the first category, and you know the relationship in which
    • they stand to us. We know that, under quite different conditions of
    • We know that as far
    • incarnated for three years in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. We know
    • through the eye of seership, through spiritual-scientific knowledge;
    • whom we know that he plays a very considerable role in human
    • Being whom we know as Christ was not there, now the etheric and
    • which was first made possible by the Mystery of Golgotha. You know
    • consciousness comes to know just what the star of Venus is by
    • acquire knowledge of the Christ, but they cannot acquire a Christ
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    • knows, Dionysos is one of the Greek gods, and the question must have
    • know of one nation which had developed to a very high degree a
    • If ancient Hebrew consciousness was utterly filled with the knowledge
    • them knowledge of a Luciferic, a superhuman nature, so in the Greek
    • to say, ‘Take all the forces known today to the chemist, all
    • acknowledge: ‘As I observe this soul, it becomes larger and
    • As soon as a man attains to knowledge of the super-sensible world he
    • come about specifically upon Earth. We know of course that man first
    • any knowledge which the Greek gods had acquired there about the
    • the post-Atlantean epochs, we know that the development of earthly
    • through acquiring intellectual knowledge? Whence comes it that the
    • order to make a picture of the whole by intellectual knowledge. It is
    • We know that the
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    • today was quite unknown to the ancient Greek. If we call to mind what
    • the world, presented itself to them as a kind of knowledge, a kind of
    • which is the usual attitude, knows nothing of what it is trying to
    • innermost member of the human being, the ego, which as you know we
    • for knowledge of the physical world. It is not visible to our eyes,
    • nor in any way perceptible to any faculty for acquiring knowledge of
    • knowledge of external things we cannot observe the ego as such; we
    • go in investigating with the forces of physical knowledge, we only
    • encounter this ego once. Although we know quite well that there are
    • of knowledge, each man has only one opportunity of perceiving the
    • As you know from things I have written or said on various occasions
    • in recent years, the physical body can only be known in its true
    • to the physically based powers of physical knowledge, the physical
    • which we have as many examples as the people we know on Earth. We
    • only learn to know the ego when we direct our physical faculty of
    • knowledge upon ourselves. We have to look into ourselves with the
    • power of knowledge which we have acquired upon the physical plane if
    • we wish to learn to know our ego.
    • ego which we perceive with our physical powers of knowledge belongs
    • know this ego upon the physical plane only, but we do at least learn
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    • own time we can come to know through Spiritual, or Occult Science; and
    • we have certainly seen how much of what we come to know today in quite
    • significant principles of knowledge, principles still today not fully
    • of the human soul struggling for knowledge and for entry into the
    • light upon the lot of the soul struggling for knowledge, living in
    • look to supply the answer to the question of how knowledge comes
    • astral body and ego, it can come to no viable theory of knowledge.
    • For knowledge is bound up with the whole being of man, and unless the
    • question as to what knowledge is will only be answered by the empty
    • this, I can only say a few words about the nature of human knowledge.
    • You all know that the
    • human being could never attain to knowledge if he did not think, if
    • thinking. Knowledge does not come of itself. The human being has to
    • his mind if he wants to know. As adherents of Spiritual Science we
    • which lead to knowledge.
    • knowledge comes about as a result of work carried out by the brain.
    • cognition, but if we bear in mind that the main thing in knowledge is
    • ideation, in mental representation, which is what brings knowledge
    • organisation in general, for knowledge, or let us say to begin with,
    • We know that this preparation took place during the Saturn, Sun and
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    • knowledge, to meet calmly certain experiences. A soul-experience of
    • the figure there described, the figure we know as Capesius. We know
    • certain doubt, as to all knowledge, a man then has an inner urge to
    • find other ways of obtaining knowledge than the usual ones. In
    • ignorance, as man's greatest sin. He learns to acknowledge that
    • certain indolence say: ‘What do I want with knowledge? The gods
    • through us. We are not cultivating in our knowledge any private
    • that one can know nothing; he feels that it would be a violation of
    • must acknowledge that you cannot persist in your ignorance; you may
    • feel afraid, not knowing what to do; when it seems: ‘You must,
    • into his previous incarnation, how he has been allowed to know what
    • really not to be taken lightly. We come to the saying that knowledge
    • self-knowledge — not just superficial self-knowledge, but true
    • self-knowledge — when he really learns something of his inmost
    • better to acknowledge to oneself the truth, that at bottom even the
    • shattered. What is it that we carry within us? We all know that
    • his present stage. We know that in order to reach his present form he
    • another side. We cannot come to know occult facts by pinning
    • know that we are now in the postAtlantean age, and that this was
    • to know about it, we should be quite unable to make use of our brain
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    • able to develop knowledge which goes beyond the completely egotistic
    • knowledge of what takes place within our own organisation. I tried to
    • are known in zoology as mammals as the Darwinists do. It is quite
    • — mainly domestic animals as you know — have in the
    • way that through self-knowledge they also arrived at the
    • to describe this instreaming in its purest form from above? We know
    • of course what took place in the Baptism in the Jordan. We know that
    • the Old Sun. We know from Spiritual Science that the condensation of
    • ourselves advance in knowledge of what the world is, the better we
    • today every schoolboy knows that this was not so.’ But it is
    • consciousness which enabled him to know it for himself, he knew from
    • old-wives' tale. Happily we know better than that.’
    • knowledge of the outer world comes about. Everything that we know of
    • the outer world we know because the outer astrality unites with the
    • ancient garments, priestly robes in particular, if we want to know
    • man who has progressed to real spiritual knowledge of human nature
    • grasps only so much of it as everybody of course knows, that is to
    • how our conscious knowledge merely skims the surface of the three
    • surface and gives us knowledge of only the tiniest important part of
    • and oppresses the man who is striving for higher knowledge, for
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    • has an impulse to struggle for a knowledge beyond what is evident to
    • his senses, or even to his clairvoyant knowledge; he aims at a
    • knowledge which goes further, a knowledge which is, to begin with,
    • the stuff of his own soul, into the images of his knowledge.
    • creations of Greek knowledge were far more densely packed with true
    • reality, and compared with it the knowledge which we acquire today
    • for objective knowledge of the world our souls had to become weak,
    • utterly weak. Our soul, the knowing soul, the soul which perceives
    • grow into world-reality knows that at a certain point in his life
    • on Goethe's theory of knowledge, which appeared many years ago.
    • knowledge the human being acquires only a part of knowledge, a part
    • squeezed lemon, acknowledging only the science of today, then it
    • ‘If a healthy soul with the means available to modern knowledge
    • knowledge, through esoteric training, we descend into these regions
    • self-knowledge such as is given by esoteric training a man tries to
    • against surrender to egotism. Even higher knowledge is dangerous in
    • should humbly draw near to this knowledge that he is the goal of the
    • known to it. Why is this? Because the way this speech centre is
    • struggling to acquire knowledge, when he reaches the utmost limits to
    • you all know that I do not mean anything that the orthodox creeds
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    • known works for the purpose of contemplating the peculiar qualities
    • him in the kingdom of Nature. Spiritual Science knows that man contains
    • not know that it would live and flow onwards like a river that sometimes
    • at the original works, but we know too that humanity will never cease
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    • by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission
    • influence, and to assert that a horse knows immediately when a professor
    • learns to know after years of work in a physiological laboratory!
    • its consciousness the horse knows nothing of all this. Besides, owing
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    • by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission
    • need only to think of some of the well-known national epics, of the
    • From the general human standpoint we know how plastically the figures
    • describing. Much is known from other descriptions not contained in the
    • Western Europe learns to know the soul of Finland in such a way as to
    • pretend to combat this modern investigation, but acknowledges fully
    • of the 19th century: it acknowledges the importance of the idea of a
    • and it acknowledge the connection between the external human form and
    • form which we know in the present. If we go back into the evolution
    • imagination. We know quite well to-day that when we speak of imagination
    • comprehend Achilles when we know that Homer wished to represent in him
    • Why is that? We know from the saga that Brunnhilde is a kind of Valkyrie
    • to know the region of which the ancient national epics speak to us from
    • learns to know that it is possible to attain to a manifestation of the
    • we become aware of the super-sensible when we begin to know that we no
    • with the physical body. Then we still know next to nothing of all the
    • know next to nothing of an external world. On the other hand, the first
    • also learn to know the life of the soul in that which we have called
    • instinctively known to man, for they looked into themselves, they saw
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    • a man who out of present-day spiritual knowledge wrestles his way through
    • Festival. If that is done, if nature-knowledge is true, spiritual
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    • know from yesterday's lecture that when
    • know what this water-drop really is. It is nothing other than a
    • great instinctive knowledge of nature and the spirit which
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    • considerations we have gone into here, and since we know that soul
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • for, as you know from previous accounts, the elemental beings now
    • the ear — this knowledge becomes the creative word that works
    • it comes out in the healing ones. Thus we learn to know these healing
    • powers at another season. If we know what is going on secretly in the
    • on Earth — the health-giving healing forces, and a knowledge of
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    • the Earth? — then one knows: That is cosmic Will. And one has
    • give it the same name by which it was known then. We can say: In
  • Title: Four Seasons/Archangels: Lecture V: The Working Together of the Four Archangels
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    • knows Goethe one must say that it is real to him only through his
    • is not known — the fact that all external substances and
    • he comes to know how Raphael is active in human breathing.
    • circuit of the breath, knows the healing forces from the human side.
    • have learnt to know Gabriel as the
    • and to know how true they are.
    • understands the first stage of healing. If he knows what salt should
    • Gabriel-way to the Raphael-way to work on him, he will know how salt
    • Here is the secret that was known at one time; the secret that is
    • way to the spirit. And if one knows how far on the way to the spirit
    • a remedy is, one knows its healing power. The spirit cannot of itself
    • picture for you here — that he did not know. It is just this
    • lived at a time when twilight was falling over the knowledge of this
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    • elementary education, the branch of knowledge commonly called
    • been the case before. I know that such a statement seems highly
    • contrary, it might possibly be thought that a knowledge
    • by the existence of much profound and detailed knowledge aiming
    • body of knowledge would be of very little help. I hardly think
    • way. Truly, in respect of intellectuality and knowledge of the
    • same path will lead him to knowledge of the spiritual
    • knowledge of foodstuffs were essential to nourishment.
    • understand Christ, must have real knowledge of
  • Title: Fifth Gospel (1950): Lecture II
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    • will begin to-day by turning our thoughts to the event known as
    • Whitsun Festival, by those who are generally known as the
    • evening. Thus did Peter remember the scene usually known as the
    • of necessity to read something that mankind must come to know.
    • respects the intellectual knowledge attained by Plato or
    • knowledge had been acquired. And if one pictures this
    • intellectual knowledge to which humanity had attained, which at
    • pictures how this knowledge had spread in a way
    • knowledge, gathered and garnered by humanity in pre-Christian
    • for all higher stages of human cognition this knowledge has
    • knowledge existing at that time shed darkness, not
    • knowledge, just as the moon screens the sun during a solar
    • knowledge born of man's own mind placed itself in front of the
    • higher knowledge, like the moon before the sun during an
    • With the moon-knowledge, darkness crept over the higher
    • had not really known before: that the event of Golgotha had
    • This is, so to speak, the first knowledge we are able to read
    • days between the event known as the Ascension, and Pentecost.
    • we have been together? And time after time they did not know
    • Risen One, was with us. All unknowing, we were taken up into
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    • considering the event usually known as the Baptism by John in
    • the passing into the spiritual world which, as we know, takes
    • known as Kamaloka, the time of purification, the human being
    • concepts that are elaborated in Theosophy. We know that in
    • Co.] we know that the peoples of the earth are led and guided
    • by those Beings of the Spiritual Hierarchies known as the
    • certain things we need to know in order to perform some deed.
    • experience comes to us, we know that the suffering has its
    • the light of the knowledge that a life was once lived on earth
    • us turn again to the event we know as the Baptism by John in
    • they did not invariably know whether the one or the other
    • powerlessness in order to bring forth the Impulse we know
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    • John's Gospel afford me a certain consolation. As you know,
    • of Nazareth from about his twelfth year onwards. As you know,
    • by his lofty answers. We, however, know why it was possible for
    • time to give those astounding answers. We know too that after
    • absorb all the knowledge possessed by the others around him.
    • Nazareth — he believed that the Bath-Kol made known to
    • to know many regions in Palestine and places outside. Now in
    • journey about the country, he came to know these centres of
    • Baptism in the Jordan to know human nature in its darkest
    • knowledge can only be attained by plumbing the darkest depths
    • Nazareth. At a place unknown to me, in about the twenty-fourth
    • knowledge that is wisdom, but had in a certain sense become an
    • came to the knowledge of certain people who in those days had
    • gathered together in an Order, known very widely as the Order
    • and people from all parts of the then known world came to
    • beyond, he came to know almost everything that the Essene Order
    • happened one day ... I know what it means to narrate these
    • things so simply, but nothing can deter me for I know that they
    • gates there always appeared to him the Beings we know in our
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    • the knowledge that everything in the evolution of humanity is
    • know what to make of him. Even in earlier years he had spoken
    • still did not know that the Zarathustra-Ego had reincarnated in
    • knowledge and religion; he thought of how between his
    • possibility of rousing Hillel's anger; for it was known
    • Moreover it is dawning upon me that the knowledge I possess
    • Zarathustrian teachings. He did not yet know with
    • known that by their mode of living and their secret doctrine
    • It is sad, they said, for his knowledge was so great. True, he
    • spiritual realms, to whom the worlds of Spirit were known, not
    • self-knowledge. Lucifer's aim is to play upon the false pride,
    • other Gods and acknowledge me! And Lucifer described all the
    • Him: If thou wilt acknowledge me, through my spiritual power,
    • acknowledge me, I will nullify the effects of the fall and no
    • a certain hold upon thee. Thou knowest only how the Spirit
    • could indeed be known on earth but that the God who had for the
    • first time come to earth could not yet know. He did not know
    • and still further afield, visiting many places He had known
    • now this strange thing happened. Many of these men had known
    • already been among them. They had come to know His gentle,
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    • from those sources from which knowledge of the spirit comes to us, it
    • have a firm foundation in spiritual knowledge, I can say: in them we
    • who look down upon it as something of which they know that it informs
    • spiritual world we know that we can help and how we must help at a
    • philosophers and much better than our times, in which knowledge of
    • comprehensive knowledge of human nature, is the virtue of wisdom. But
    • that we learn from it, not simply accumulating knowledge, but growing
    • cerebrum, the more activity is withdrawn (a thing unknown to external
    • and know how to intervene where it is necessary. When we are inclined
    • life. We have to come more and more to the real knowledge, looking
    • important affairs of humanity, not only in human conscious knowledge.
    • You know
    • know that we are in the most living connection with those who have
    • gone through the gate of death, and we know that they provide the
    • grown ourselves. Then we can know: these plants have been put in by
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 1: Natural Science
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • science in the field of human knowledge, and the
    • repetition of what you all know already. Philosophically
    • knowledge, astrology and alchemy, to perceive how nature
    • cannot at present acknowledge, as a semblance. In
    • lectures that follow — knows how the state of the spirit,
    • of knowledge than does present-day science?
    • present-day path of knowledge is still not easy to explain
    • at knowledge lying beyond the ordinary region science deals
    • matters of knowledge suited to their time, by certain
    • thus genuinely constituted matters of knowledge. People today
    • but discovered by earlier paths of knowledge.
    • knowledge in order to advocate them today. They suited earlier
    • knowledge that I shall choose two earlier ways, describe them,
    • wishes to go beyond the sphere of scientific knowledge as it is
    • ways of knowledge; but I am selecting only two. First, then, we
    • knowledge they could not gain for themselves.
    • knowledge earlier affected the ordinary, popular
    • experience all this from a certain elevation, we no longer know
    • This way of attaining knowledge was the appropriate one for an
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • acknowledges the mental as such, regarding it as a result of
    • consciousness, do not know anything about the
    • again we know only through observation — what actually
    • the organism is unknown to us just when it is creative; it is
    • unknown to us at the very point in physical life where it
    • functions is, strictly speaking, only indirect knowledge,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • the senses. Man today, seeking to know the spiritual, does not
    • only; and in it, as we know by direct perception, thinking is
    • when we really say to ourselves: this imaginal knowledge cannot
    • perceive ourselves in this semblance-making and know
    • which we know to contain no unconscious element — so as
    • the image of death, in such a way that we now know the nature
    • by logical processes we know how to refer it to its infant
    • wells up out of the knowledge appropriate to us as modern
    • of souls. He now knows that, just as the body falls away from
    • a foundation of knowledge, not of faith, we can now say: as
    • knowledge that may still appear abstract in relation to
    • modern view of life. I know, better than many an opponent
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • When we allow such a saying — with all that we know may
    • conclude: everything we know about it indicates that such
    • knowledge, in gaining a place within the soul, took on a
    • memory, and we know where we are with it once and for all.
    • experience in such things knows that he has to wait years or
    • decades for certain kinds of knowledge. Again, it is
    • in the spiritual world — that is, of knowledge.
    • know how, impelled by the modern spirit of science, people
    • arrive at objective knowledge by moving from one logical
    • deduction to the next, and by excluding from knowledge all
    • a kind of knowledge that flows over into the artistic sphere. I
    • already well on the way to becoming knowledge and science, as
    • spiritual vision, we shall have brought into knowledge
    • whilst remaining intact as real knowledge, real spiritual
    • cognition, is continually leading knowledge into religious
    • follow its development and know how to locate it properly
    • philosophy and science he had come to know there in Weimar. In
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • What we ought to say is this: if we establish our knowledge by
    • — by youthful science and knowledge, so to speak, as
    • When he looks out at the reflection of this existence, he knows
    • knowledge.
    • know man's structure only in coming to know the spiritual
    • hand we know that the material forms operating within us are
    • knowledge that there exists a spiritual reality, with a
    • instance. But it is important also for the precept “Know
    • from which Buddha drew his teaching. The East acknowledged:
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • matters, the possibility of achieving a knowledge of spiritual life
    • some kind of spiritual knowledge? even though it may often turn
    • out that the only knowledge of a spiritual world allowed is one
    • knowledge of the spiritual impulses underlying the
    • knowledge, in so far as this is appropriate, but to observe
    • carefully where the limits of purely natural knowledge are
    • discernment of the limits of natural knowledge, because these
    • that leads from man to knowledge of the world, we must
    • question: Assuming that the limits of our knowledge of nature,
    • being: if there were thus no limit of knowledge, what sort of
    • to his knowledge of the outside world, and must not
    • ordinary knowledge, which has to stop at the limit that is set
    • to say about the limits of scientific knowledge — and we
    • the other kinds of knowledge man requires* today, this
    • once again, human knowledge is limited when it comes to looking
    • That is what the mystic is trying to do, without knowing it.
    • natural knowledge, in relation to the outside, physical and
    • With the kinds of knowledge I have been speaking of in the last
    • given process of knowing nature, at this point it really goes
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • “This picture is completely wrong,” knowing only
    • existed in an instinctive way. I know that many people
    • — she said — we know that man once clambered about
    • shaped so, a nose, a face shaped so, and, knowing that we too
    • in what happens knows that we have an immediate perception of
    • and those with a genuine experience of human nature know
    • discerned by a genuine knowledge of man, if it is developed on
    • such a knowledge, we develop a fine sense for any impediment to
    • must set aside, we set it aside. The individual will know how
    • this, because our knowledge of nature has had all this refined
    • about him knows that social needs, and in particular our
    • not know how theoretical it is in fact — especially in
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • super-sensible worlds, we come to know what I expounded in my
    • element, of course, by referring to what is known; but its
    • Nevertheless, those who see these things in a vital manner know
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • Know thyself!”
    • sentence: “Know thyself!” — a sentence
    • that mankind sought as knowledge and as higher spiritual life,
    • religious elements gave to knowledge its original form.
    • civilization, the aim was to cure man by knowledge and by all
    • — with a knowledge, that is, of its roots in the past
    • to the all-important precept: “Man, know
    • civilization of the Greeks, “Know thyself!” was
    • say the word “I;” but we do not know how to relate
    • to teach and educate must first of all know the effect of this
    • human organism, the human body; he must know how the exercise
    • brought into play which yielded knowledge for a general therapy
    • effects, this knowledge will tell me what to do when a man is
    • or the other than it does in everyday life. Knowing how to
    • bestow health on man in his normal state, I also know how to
    • cure him when sick. Knowing which drink, which cordial affords
    • knowing, that is, the effect of a natural product in
    • the sphere of knowledge — I shall also know what effect
    • healed through art. Armed with this knowledge, we can still
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • but from the standpoint of a knowledge of man, can only talk of
    • attempt to get to know the life of the workers. There have been
    • get to know the common man, and in particular the proletariat.
    • that the leaders should know what goes on among the workers or
    • and know how to handle them in such a way that, out of your
    • knowledge that at best can occupy us in our moments of leisure,
    • illustration is drawn, to the best of the teacher's knowledge
    • should be, not just an open secret, but something known to the
    • that the knowledge of the world and philosophy of life
    • — into the great modern means of acquiring knowledge of
    • as human beings. Man can come to know man only when, looking
    • also know that to speak of drives, instincts, and all the other
    • although it is felt when, with a true knowledge of man,
    • the knowledge imparted to them is of a kind that they
    • depends on men's determination. I know that many people
    • result of the German spirit — this is fully acknowledged
    • constant repetition of a given exercise. We know the effect of
    • rhythmically repeating concepts, and we know how the influence
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • may know perfectly well and be perfectly willing to put into
    • comprehend the social organism when you know that, even if you
    • individual contributes, to the whole, expert knowledge and
    • things, but we don't really know what associations are; we
    • central body, but is able to contribute the knowledge and
    • tells me this is Utopian, my reply is: I know that these
    • same is true of the social organism. When we know how to
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    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • we are striving towards, as a new spiritual knowledge, cannot consist
    • something we all know, from the fact that during daytime
    • because people have not noticed that what they know of the Will in waking
    • how the will spreads out there, of this you know nothing more
    • in ordinary day-consciousness, without clairvoyance, than you know of
    • to eat of the Tree of Knowledge but not of the Tree of Life. Eating
    • learn to know ourselves when we learn to know the imaginations which
    • to the senses; and we only learn to know those inspirations destined
    • It is well to know of
    • How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • were still known, when people still spoke of them in literature, was
    • ponder in a living way this three-fold form of knowledge of higher worlds,
    • know, and so on. The principle of living in a few imaginations
    • non-participators — so that we can learn to know them more intimately;
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    • by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. And, it was transcribed
    • by an unknown typist! This version has been edited and amended by
    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • knowledge cannot consist in any warming-up of the results of an
    • we all know, from the fact that, during daytime waking
    • because people have not noticed that what they know of the will in
    • know nothing more of this in ordinary day consciousness than you
    • know of a dream while you are dreaming. Man only dreams of real
    • of the Tree of Knowledge but not of the Tree of
    • learn to know ourselves when we learn to know the Imaginations
    • blood extending to the senses; and we only learn to know those
    • It is well to know of such things,
    • How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • these things were still known, when people still spoke of them in
    • a living way this threefold form of knowledge of higher worlds, so
    • require what is said in this cycle. What I hear I already know, and
    • that we can learn to know them more intimately. And if we find such
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    • — “Unless a person knows how to value aright those
    • hand, all that is ugly, bad and untrue. Now we know that
    • one knows that in ancient times the Spiritual world was
    • any knowledge of the truth itself. It was doubt of the
    • knowledge of the Truth through which St. Augustine also passed;
    • that one cannot know. We cannot even know how this world itself
    • knows himself to be living in his own inner experiences. And
    • now, even what we acquire as ever such advanced knowledge about
    • matters. To-day one must know something which neither Augustine
    • he goes to sleep, and a modern human being does not even know
    • notices these things far too little and really knows little of
    • experience, “I know myself that during the time between
    • world-views of ancient tines, knows also what emphasis was laid
    • talking of Mystery-knowledge and not merely giving forth
    • Moon. We know indeed that the previous incarnation of the Earth
    • known that from the life of the Sun did not depend the process
    • playing into it. (WE know that even waking-man is
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    • world will know what a distinct language these facts speak. It
    • rather because we know that these laws we are studying and
    • has occupied himself with it knows that what I am about to say
    • leave to find work in America, to take part in and get to know
    • element, got to know the human element himself. Of course what
    • must know the laws of becoming, may not have gray theories,
    • must know the laws of the becoming of humanity. We cannot find
    • will realize that some self-knowledge also belongs in these
    • Every one of us knows what the human being needs in order to
    • has that to do with our self-knowledge? A lot. For it is a
    • considerations, that one does not proceed from self-knowledge,
    • is necessary to get to know the great laws of life. What has
    • know not only what had already happened, but he would
    • doing that must pass beyond all knowing. No knowing occupies
    • Knowledge.]
    • age. One who steeps himself in this knows the last time in
    • out of this knowledge.
    • will thereby again know how to place itself in the world, so
    • acquire Theosophical knowledge, and if they cognize the first
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    • answer depended on the knowledge that all truly fruitful
    • there only for decorative effect. There is no knowledge
    • with a profound knowledge of Gothic art, yet far removed in
    • not know what they want, and because they cannot, in the
    • fight through from knowledge to contemplation — to the
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    • lead to knowledge, has, as its aim, the unifying element, namely
    • in all plants, the archetype in all individual plants. You know
    • made on him. If you know Schopenhauer, you know also with what
    • merely a playing with abstract words. If we wish to know Hegel's
    • know how widely apart Virchow and Haeckel stood from each other.
    • towards what is called knowledge as it is with different painters,
    • to knowledge, you will see that Goethe does not select a single
    • shall choose a feeling many of you know, which can be described by
    • It is a comparatively unknown little work of Goethe's to
    • knowledge — we merely describe them
    • the remarkable words: ‘Do you not know that my lamp may
    • know?’
    • ‘As soon as I know the
    • ‘I know the Fourth,’ said the Snake,
    • ‘Had I known this before, I should not have promised them to
    • tries to grasp knowledge, but is immature, he is killed, like the
    • Youth. There is such a thing as maturing towards knowledge. In the
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    • works. And because I know that again and again the objection has been
    • his imagination, the right to do it? Can one object: the plant knows
    • view that human knowledge is not to be looked upon as something
    • senses, and the result is an absolute knowledge of the world which
    • what is to become our knowledge is continually dependent on our
    • organs and our capacity for knowledge and that we ourselves are, as
    • history of civilization, and if we ask ourselves what they can know
    • average European with some ideas of science can know of the world, we
    • reaches ever higher knowledge by developing himself, and what he
    • the ideal of a certain knowledge-perfection, the object of his
    • knowledge, and thereby attaining deeper insight into the nature of
    • one may say, on this principle of development towards knowledge, this
    • sense-observations. Every one of you knows that the capacity to
    • other capacities and every one of you also knows that these other
    • never human feeling, never what we know as will-impulses, for
    • knowledge, so that he could say about a thing, I want it or I
    • you know that this belongs to Wundt's system of philosophy, which
    • categorically that knowledge is produced only through the
    • applied to the acquirement of knowledge, that, in fact they would
    • lead only to an absolute disharmony in their knowledge. One man wants
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    • there. We therefore know the form in which Faust was printed for
    • the first time and published in 1790, and further we know the
    • which he had poured the feelings, the degrees of knowledge and also
    • the despair of knowledge, as they went with him through the
    • knowledge, striving to feel himself into life, experiencing every
    • The time when in his inner being he learned to know and experience
    • seen as a man doubting all knowledge, he now comes before us as one
    • THE LORD: Know'st Faust?
    • echo of the Book of Job, ‘Dost thou know my servant
    • deeper into the human existence of which the world to-day knows so
    • world, dissolves together with it and knows wherein it finds peace
    • Leipzig, and we know that at that time he had a very serious
    • had already preceded this. He had learnt to know the way in which
    • that an outer knowledge could give him, in many ways a mere jumble
    • Goethe met in the different branches of knowledge of the High
    • alchemy. He relates how he came to know of a work through which
    • many sought for similar knowledge at that time, Welling's
    • knowledge of the sources of existence. Goethe studied by degrees
    • after such knowledge,
    • we must not forget that Goethe from his deep striving for knowledge
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    •  Egyptian; for the man is right who knows
    • carefully Part II of ‘Faust,’ you will know that Goethe
    • knowledge — the outer influences on one who has dim ideas of
    • understand rightly, you know that it can derive only from a
    • personality which has learnt to know the reality of the spiritual,
    • Goethe can point — from personal knowledge — to
    • evolution, knows that such words as ‘Folk
    • come over anyone who really knows these things and does not merely
    • one possessed, or as a clairvoyant. But how could this be known?
    • Because he said what those who had some knowledge of the spiritual
    • Faust shudders. He knows what it means — that lie touches on
    • not sufficiently prepared. Mephistopheles, indeed knows also of
    • life, but many. Goethe shows with the certainty of knowledge that
    • Spiritual Science, knows that man, in assuming life on our earth,
    • physical world. If one knows the principle which attaches itself as
    • ‘astral body,’ if one knows what is between spirit and
    • knows already where to look for it, whence it comes, when it
    • spiritual world and knows what it is like, but could not remain,
    • things, knows what Goethe meant with the ‘robe and
    • knows as Mephistopheles helps to spin them. So his life passes once
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    • respect of knowledge, it is imagined that in ancient times
    • actual sphere of knowledge, it is generally held that the
    • say that nothing is really known of this. Going still further
    • Indians as we know them in history were only the late
    • have the abstract life of feeling still. But who of us knows
    • we think we know something, but it is about as much as we know
    • Again, we say to-day: I will walk. We know that our will lives
    • different experience. What we call ‘will’ was quite unknown to
    • cleverest of our abstract thoughts. Anatomy and physiology know
    • and more powerful than the abstract knowledge of the greatest
    • have not the faintest knowledge of the deeper basis of this
    • Only in the third stage does that develop which we still know
    • know how much the power of memory means for the man of to-day.
    • did not know how — into a Casual Ward in Berlin.
    • derived from knowledge of the human soul.
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    • feeling, such as we have to-day was unknown. A thinking that
    • of the human head, was unknown. So too was the abstract feeling
    • that knows no connection with the circulation of the blood. Man
    • anthroposophical knowledge — the ancient Oriental had
    • have in our ordinary consciousness was unknown to the man of
    • soul-nature. Such was the knowledge the Oriental of old had,
    • spirit; for the present-day conceptions were unknown to him.
    • have when we lie, as we say, ‘like a log’ and know nothing of
    • have to-day were unknown then; written characters were in more
    • to them that an initiated person ought not to know things in
    • the way we know them to-day. He ought not, for example, to be
    • know that a man may only make such signs on paper when he can
    • knowledge of any heaven at all!
    • the dying processes in man. For, as you know, we have within
    • lightning (to take a simple and obvious illustration). You know
    • how did man feel towards such knowledge? He did not by any
    • means look on the knowledge thus attained with the indifference
    • with which knowledge and truth are regarded to-day. There was a
    • strong moral element in man's experience of knowledge. If we
    • God-forsaken, Spirit-forsaken, he learned also to know a still
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    • know that from the standpoint of Spiritual Science we have to
    • befell the Earth in the time commonly known as the later Ice
    • following nature. He knows that with the process of
    • know the forces of death, because the death-forces can alone
    • know how during the Atlantean epoch souls descended, some
    • great deal of the knowledge that came from that sojourn in the
    • in which we know it to-day. It was quite possible, either for a
    • inspired him, he began to know that the Ego had sunk down into
    • preserved also in great measure the living knowledge that was
    • true knowledge of the Moon, gains knowledge too of the
    • speaking, it was a matter of clear and exact knowledge to man
    • knowledge in this way by making a journey over the human being,
    • the Earth and by learning to know the Earth with its different
    • their knowledge. Men went about the Earth in order to receive
    • judge and appraise the faculty of knowledge that Gilgamesh
    • incarnations on Earth, had a clairvoyant knowledge, by means of
    • which he was able to know that there is no such thing as
    • felt that to know himself, man must behold and recognise his
    • the secret knowledge that was cultivated in all Mysteries of
    • Asia, was first and foremost cosmic knowledge; its wisdom and
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    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres.
    • yourselves have held for a long time; you know this quite well.
    • But all the knowledge a man can have in the present-day
    • learned to know the hindrances man has in his emotions that
    • knowledge. And so once more they came to a great moment when
    • distributed in the Cosmos. He learned to know man's relation to
    • What does man really know about the world in the present-day?
    • He knows, let us say, that the chicory flower is blue, that the
    • immediate environment. If man would know the secrets of the
    • blood. He learned to know himself as a Sun-being, as he
    • learned to know himself as Moon-being, by experiencing the
    • the statue that is known as the Artemis (Diana) of Ephesus.
    • new knowledge. First of all, the real nature of human
    • the conscious knowledge of living in the elements.
    • abstract knowledge, categories, and to push back the other.
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    • was possible, because through the knowledge that was given in
    • know how to-day, when there is carbonic acid in the air, that
    • the Oriental Mysteries, if one wanted to know something of the
    • and tremendous knowledge and vision that came to them. Quite
    • must know that even in the so-called Akashic Records, it is by
    • there of the heritage from the old knowledge of the Oriental
    • you must imagine how the knowledge that belonged to the ancient
    • East and to Ephesus, a knowledge which we may also call a
    • this knowledge was called up again in the intercourse
    • Ephesus, for this majestic document of knowledge lived with
    • Egypt, are the best known and have had the greatest
    • Knowledge of Nature in Asia, even as far as India. His early
    • Knowledge of Nature that he had received from Aristotle,
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    • no longer the force of knowledge. And what is more, he belongs
    • any knowledge of a living connection with the spiritual world.
    • Some of you who often listen to my lectures will know that I do
    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres.
    • came to pass that were later made known to men in the Gospels
    • very moment it was known and beheld clairvoyantly in the
    • Jerusalem. Men came to know of it, not through tradition but by
    • you must know that great spiritual forces were at work in
    • Alexander, the Nature knowledge of Aristotle was carried over
    • into Asia; a pure knowledge of Nature was spread abroad. Not in
    • knowledge, external culture, external civilisation.
    • parts that this knowledge of Nature and insight into the Being
    • — and many more, whose names are less known. And
    • what was once exercise, work, active power into abstract knowledge,
    • know.’
    • during the later decades of the 19th century, know well, if we
    • folk-knowledge, from which Jacob Boehme and Paracelsus drew,
    • Nature knowledge carried over into Asia by the expeditions of
    • scarcely recognisable. In the old alchemy, in the old knowledge
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    • But it is of about as much value for a man to know that
    • watch-mechanic to know that the watch he has in his hand
    • substances. All this kind of knowledge that traces back the
    • knowledge of the human being. The mechanism of the watch has to
    • Until the 14th or 15th century this vision and knowledge
    • up since the 15th century, know of the relation, let us say, of
    • results in a darkening of knowledge. The important thing
    • knowledge of man on the foundation of historical insight, is
    • that we should learn to know again what is the real relation of
    • they gone but a little way in initiation knowledge, it followed
    • In those times, however, something else was known, namely, that
    • human being. And men were able in this way to know many things
    • that they will one day begin to know again. For, if truth be
    • told, nothing is known to-day of the real nature of the human
    • know how when we investigate the constitution of man, we sum it
    • knowledge of the human being, — then we cannot possibly
    • all this men have to-day simply no knowledge at all. They
    • the while without any real knowledge of them whatsoever; he has
    • without knowing that he is in any sort of connection with the
    • upon such things, it was known that every time reproduction
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    • in the following manner: Human knowledge, human wisdom has a
    • — In the Mysteries, they said, human knowledge, human
    • over in Palestine. Men had knowledge of it not through physical
    • example, to the Holy Graal, must know how to tread spiritual
    • the well-known legend.
    • man of later times gradually lost all knowledge of how his
    • given in these humble and secluded haunts. It is indeed unknown
    • bade man know himself in his cosmic nature, know himself as a
    • with Him, we thought to attain to knowledge, even as once in
    • to-day, the pupils of Ephesus attained to knowledge in Diana of
    • Light of the Spiritual Cosmos are brought to expression. I know
    • let us understand and know how to keep the promise we have made.
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    • beings have resulted in knowledge calling for great
    • will be created a living centre of spiritual knowledge.
    • anthroposophical activity. In future we shall know exactly how
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    • The translator is unknown.
    • This lecture is also known as,
    • Switzerland. The translator and transcriptionist are unknown.
    • anthroposophical knowledge and conception of the world with
    • start with, Anthroposophy claims to be a knowledge of the
    • purposes to be a serious knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • well know, my dear friends, that today anything claiming
    • to be knowledge of the spiritual world is regarded somewhat
    • employed today by natural science, man can know what is
    • on the other hand, knowledge of the spiritual is declined, by
    • barriers to man's knowledge, that with regard to the spirit man
    • belief are handed down from ancient times. It is not known that
    • they also correspond to concepts of knowledge which humanity
    • that many people do not know that their soul-longing is for
    • they have, they do not rightly know how to take their place in
    • People today long for real knowledge-concepts about the
    • knowledge-concepts are what Anthroposophy strives for; but in
    • different concept of knowledge from the one we are accustomed
    • to the way in which Anthroposophy strives to know the
    • us think first of the strange world which each of you knows as
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    • unknown.
    • diagrammatically, the sleeping condition is well-known to you. That
    • know, Imaginative Cognition is not present. From the moment of
    • than when high up in the heavens. One knows it is a delusion, yet
    • enough reality to oppose the force of his Ideals, He would know
    • was a delusion of consciousness. When one knows this, one can
    • can be foreseen. The cry of Auguste Comte: “Know in order to
    • details, know how the Concept of Truth can lead the soul of man
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    • We know that
    • manes knowledge proceeded more from his participation in the
    • macrocosm, but by gaining accurate knowledge of how the
    • processes of growths breaks them down. Man as a rule knows
    • experience is that we perceive this destruction, that we know
    • of it. We begin to know of it only when these processes of
    • know what happens to consciousness when it makes use of the
    • knowledge of spiritual science.
    • new sides of life open to us when we know that consciousness
    • that we once had at a lecture. You know that we try as far as
    • the experiences resulting from clairvoyance, getting to know
    • knowledge right into the life of the spiritual world, into
    • in knowledge, in art, in religious feeling, and in ethical
    • truth, in what appears as knowledge on the one hand, and on
    • art” as “Jean Christophe”; he would know
    • we must calmly and courageously acknowledge what is thus
    • clairvoyant knowledge. Then we have to say: As the world in
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    • by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. And, it was transcribed
    • by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission
    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • something which you have all known fundamentally for a long
    • acquiring knowledge, not with the help of the instrument of
    • knowledge, because we must always employ the instrument of
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds’:
    • leads more to vision, knowledge, perception in those higher
    • worlds, in the sense that knowledge of these higher powers is
    • necessary for the satisfaction of certain needs of knowledge,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,”
    • interest for objective world-knowledge, for what occurs in
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds’
    • Hence knowledge must precede vision, and this is what is so
    • know that we are master in our own thought-world, able to
    • so far, they did not know it, but fundamentally they carried
    • especially between us and the subjects of our knowledge and
    • might guard man from a knowledge of the spiritual worlds.
    • from above, the forces of understanding, of knowledge have
    • and we must acknowledge that darkness has laid hold of
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    • to full spiritual knowledge and experience were always
    • understand unless we know that what has just been said was an
    • what we know about the nature of man leads us to a particular
    • We know that
    • We know that the intellectual, or mind-soul, developed in the
    • anthroposophical knowledge; while from materialistic
    • knowledge comes something which in a radical manner must be
    • really do not get to know him, for they are quite shut up in
    • investigate them, to make the knowledge of them our own. In
    • consider it the knowledge it imparts in such a way that we
    • fulfil our mission. Mighty truths are made known to us, when
    • take a man whom you know to have written or said something
    • or the soul of cultivated feeling. You know that it developed
    • then one will know how deeply it is felt in a Christian way
    • which come from anthroposophical wisdom. We all know that
    • to know how the brain of a person is constituted, you must
    • knowledge of that world; and we can only arrive at this
    • knowledge when our soul is attracted by the phenomena which
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    • without effect. Are not his works known? Has not an edition of
    • for his knowledge of the world and of man. But he is really
    • another group of social ties. He learns to know social
    • on Gottsched. He appeared at Gottsched's door. I do not know
    • grasped everything that was then known of the facts of nature
    • and of the human realm, but all this knowledge was condensed
    • known in certain circles that were interested in this sort of
    • course, just as little was then known about what Goethe
    • the Sixteenth Century as is known today by many a pastor about
    • reputation. It became well-known rather early,
    • ministerial obligations will know that he was an excellent
    • previously described the limitations of a knowledge of nature
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    • real purpose in this lecture, as you already know from what has
    • aspiration to know the truth in natural phenomena? Do we not
    • known that after his death his heart was found to be dried up,
    • body that is in a sense filled with occult knowledge, and in
    • natural scientist who knows that what follows must not be
    • advanced him on his way, he experienced also, as you know, the
    • reason that they really must astonish us. I scarcely know
    • or could even know of it. Yet there it is expressed in
    • understood completely by one who knows the surprise experienced
    • of much that confirms its truth. Consider the knowledge
    • of these dramas now survive. Do we really know a man if he has
    • anyone assert that he knows the Greek world from what has been
    • names are not even known any longer. Are not the times past
    • Whether this would work with present-day critics I do not know,
    • understand what such an event means to his life. I know how
    • Before my eyes, teach me to know my brothers
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    • To begin with, all that a person can know, especially in our
    • outer world. This is their sole distinction. As you know, our
    • the important point is to know how they are related to the
    • people will come to know what I am here pointing out on the
    • about that so little is known of that vivid state of waking
    • when we permeate ourselves with the knowledge that what we call
    • etc. As you know, reports came out of the blue and were
    • been known. Only now has this explanation been furnished again
    • interrelationships as man's etheric body. Thus, man knows more
    • destined to enter a life of scholarship and knowledge
    • person now grows into his knowledge so that he sees more than
    • did not know what their inner natures were going through as
    • consciousness, but such a person really knows nothing whatever
    • know from it that Boehme had been a shoemaker. He said that to
    • karma with his vocation until we first know how his labor,
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    • post-Atlantean period which began, as we know, approximately in
    • gained a proper perception of life knows that they are the ones
    • broadened; that is, that we should learn to know that
    • know that when a workman stands at his vice and the sparks fly
    • the future of technical development knows that an entire
    • mechanism standing at rest and will know that to set it in
    • knowledge of the spiritual forces that can be discovered by
    • many today, you know, who say, “This talk about the spiritual
    • knowledge as it is striven for in the spiritual scientific
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    • placing a person in this or that position in life. We know that
    • through all sorts of means that are well-known and need not be
    • in what it knows, this school of thought would claim, and in
    • vacillation in life. Neither he nor those about him know why,
    • in the depth of the soul that the consciousness knows nothing
    • the theological psychoanalysts — and I do not know how they
    • in the thought that unknown demons work in the subconscious
    • right way with the knowledge that human life proceeds through
    • is like a person who wishes to know what kind of grain will
    • been fertilized. So he says, “Now I know the manure from which
    • in a false position because they do not know better. Their
    • who thought it out had much knowledge of life. The father said,
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    • quite unsparing in testing ourselves and our self-knowledge,
    • Greek writers, but they really did not know until a rather late
    • but did not wish to know into which major river it emptied. If
    • do you find them so terribly bad,” they generally did not know
    • who ought to be better known because he is
    • ancient Egyptian temple priests must have known it up to the
    • one that we know from historical records and that of ancient
    • times in which people depended on a kind of knowledge that
    • theosophists to know — for example, many things connected with
    • He had proven himself everywhere, and it was well known that he
    • you know that the position of director of an important theater
    • We need one, but we cannot know, of course, when we select
    • don't know him at all, but so far he has only been good to me.”
    • director, did not know what to do because of the critic. The
    • simply did not know what to do. He could not discharge the
    • have been used to keep this knowledge, which is fostered within
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    • poetic than the other, and we know that what a person
    • of vocation, a knowledge of the significance of the immediate
    • seven-year periods. We know that, in essence, the physical body
    • as we know, and are able to beget children. Now, it will be
    • we know that, as a residue of the
    • knows the laws that are connected with repeated earthly lives
    • in a sense. We know, of course, the vast cycles of the
    • knows how to properly judge previous conditions. If, for
    • centuries — so that we know the spiritual impulses of that
    • epoch, a knowledge of the corresponding laws must gradually
    • know that thoughts are realities — about the relationship one
    • something felt and to a certain extent known for a long time
    • nothingness, and he felt this to be a tragic knowledge.
    • thoroughly with these assertions, with these items of knowledge
    • earthly lives into account. He could admit such knowledge as we
    • do have a place in our fifth post-Atlantean epoch. We know that
    • brotherhoods that possess a knowledge of these things based on
    • atavistic occult teaching. As you know from previous
    • know how they really stand in the contemporary world. This is
    • desire to keep their esoteric knowledge to themselves, applying
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    • that time. Today, you know, boys make only airplanes, but then
    • which he had a good deal of knowledge from his student days. On
    • state. At this university also, he soon became well-known, had
    • know that his most serene Highness, the Grand Duke, my Lord,
    • and since your Grace wanted to know from me something about my
    • for money, since I know that it would be much more difficult
    • practiced medicine. We know that he actually did practice
    • principles and perfected the knowledge of mechanics. It was
    • known from history. Although all sorts of things in the story
    • that much knowledge is lacking in what many think. They
    • certainly do not know much about Galileo but think and feel
    • about him, not because of what they know, but because the name
    • of understanding them. Since it is known to anybody who can
    • observe life, it must be known to every psychiatrist that there
    • children. For example, there is the case of the well-known
    • willing. We have already learned to know much that is connected
    • Academy. This same Littré, a man known throughout the
    • Perhaps this is why the effect of scientific knowledge on me
    • had attained as knowledge. In my case it was quite different;
    • knowing what has been working at the bottom of it before it has
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    • the spiritual world. We speak, as you know, of spiritual
    • declare that this knowledge of the spiritual hierarchies and
    • explained in order to know that the archai, the spirits of
    • of the individual, we shall readily acknowledge that it is a
    • ascend to a knowledge of the spiritual world and hopes to find
    • God and that is to acknowledge the spiritual hierarchies. We
    • then know that the present religious denominations do not rise
    • already stand in the midst of something of which man knows
    • regarding which he knows almost nothing. Nowadays, to be sure,
    • luciferic angel, it is a confusion in belief, in acknowledgment
    • know perfectly well that the clever men of the present will, of
    • course, only laugh when such things are asserted. They know, on
    • today know extremely little of the past. Least of all do they
    • know why certain things have been handed down. At best, they
    • know they have been handed down but they scarcely know why.
    • people talk superficially about these things without knowing
    • well-known lecturer and writer, a free thinker regarding the
    • there. We know that since the time of the Mystery of Golgotha
    • learning once again to know and think of the cosmos with which
    • to this negative superstition without really knowing it because
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    • know that it is invalid. On more careful consideration, it
    • evolution of the earth. But, as we know, everything that occurs
    • evolution. We know, of course, that what we have to deal with
    • spiritual scientific investigation shows it, and we know it was
    • ancient knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • different was concealed behind it. If we wish to know what was
    • know, of course, that when a human being passes through the
    • made itself known through this ghost, as we may call it, of the
    • known to us from the various mythologies, and whom we call
    • really were “gods” to the people, we shall know that at the
    • higher heavenly spirits, as you know from
    • occurred. At a certain time, as you know, not only was the earth
    • the Christ and know that we are united with Him. Thus, the
    • we call our knowledge into our consciousness in such a way
    • knowledge in a sentence you find expressed before 1887:
    • universal sacramental experience of knowledge. It is in this
    • will then come to the knowledge that, everywhere in life,
    • from an unknown dark feeling, frequently thinks his deceased
    • since the knowledge of these people extends far beyond what is
    • know, for example, what a Turk would say if a modern Protestant
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  • Title: Mysteries of the Sun: Lecture I
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    • We know how differently men perceived and experienced before
    • today. We know how men now look at the stars and say: other
    • prepared as the were by their knowledge of this Mystery of
    • perception of Rome, has it happened that knowledge of the
    • allowing it to become known. Throughout the further course of
    • to keep men as far as possible from knowledge of the
    • knowledge. Although modern man is not a believer in
    • of such knowledge, concerning the particular qualities of the
    • from the so-called authority of science than what is known as
    • the Venus age. We know that after the Earth evolution there
    • knowledge of man's becoming, and of the divine in
    • the bridge between the knowledge of nature, that is, the
    • knowledge of anything perceived, and the knowledge to which
  • Title: Mysteries of the Sun: Lecture II
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    • already known. There is a beautiful saga concerning King
    • This is connected with the old Mystery-Knowledge.
    • knows nothing of this head. You will be right in saying:
    • Thank God we do not know anything of our head for knowing of
    • our head means to have a headache. Men only know about their
    • himself lucky when in normal consciousness he knows nothing
    • gets as far as knowing what is around it — beneath this
    • dream-knowing. Your head, my dear friends, is always
    • little is known of what is connected in a soul-spiritual way
    • other knowledge we have of threefold man. This crossing takes
    • twelve senses. Most of you know this quite well and I have
    • is so. You know how I have hinted emphatically that I like a
    • friends. It is the factory aspect, the aspect of men who know
    • no inner knowledge of the kingdoms of the minerals, the
    • plants, the animals, and only knows of the way in which a
    • knowledge in this way about a certain personality who in the
    • from the tyrant into one who did not know how to proceed in
    • that one does not know whether he is giving a picture of any
  • Title: Mysteries of the Sun: Lecture III
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    • of the modern world outlook that it does not know this
    • it — negative materiality, that it only knows emptiness
    • knowledge today, the world outlook today is ignorant of what
    • has taken his substance from the region known in my book
    • should have to call soul-life. As you know, a certain part of
    • As you know, these auric currents, these auric streams,
    • be really spiritual, of knowing that it is only apparent that
    • in a form that is ripe today of how man is permitted to know
    • know everything that is working together in these souls, how
    • cosmos; in the time of the Roman empire all knowledge of him
  • Title: Threefold Order II: Lecture 1: Influence of the human will upon the course of economic life
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    • inevitable chain of cause and effect. As you know, it is the
    • working classes. If one would learn to know life,
    • purposes of life. — You know, I daresay, that there is
    • modern business-man knows so little, and has so very little
    • particular species of production. He knows — for he is
    • other species of production will yield. He knows, if he was,
    • the national economy which it founds will be one that knows
    • tape — what it requires, is the practical knowledge of
    • “I know that I give people pleasure by sending them
    • know: what forms these crises would assume?
    • was not printed before knowing that a certain number of
    • at life clearly, and knowing from which end to begin working.
    • learning to know the conditions of life in an individual
  • Title: Threefold Order II: Lecture 2: On Propaganda of the Threefold Social Order
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    • started our propaganda here, we began, as you know, by
    • at headquarters; they must know all about it! — And so,
    • necessary for mankind to know about the Threefold question.
    • found in them all that is more immediately necessary to know.
    • people who, without knowing it, take slavery for freedom, are
    • of fact. And what does it all amount to? Well, you know, it
    • present moment, as you know, we are busy setting on foot the
    • saying: ‘Really, you know, that ought to be done quite
    • best reputation in any department, and know best how to
    • large number of people in economic life definitely know:
    • and are made up of people who, knowing of nothing new, drape
    • know, we have endeavoured, really, to find an attitude
    • quite ready to acknowledge; — as also, for example, that
    • for instance. This I am perfectly ready to acknowledge, and
    • have often acknowledged it before. But all such movements in
    • know, make a curious impression, if when we were talking —
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture I: Free Will, Immortality
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    • penetrating and profound knowledge about the two problems.
    • the usual processes of knowledge. He therefore has to give an
    • questions of human self-knowledge.
    • it also knows how far these scientific methods can go, and
    • today, questions that concern human self-knowledge above all,
    • know that they are dealing with something that belongs to a
    • knowledge of what works and lives in the human being, their
    • furtherance of a real knowledge of what lives in man as
    • leads us to self-knowledge. But I want, first of all, to place
    • not know. Science quite rightly looks for causes of what plays
    • self-knowledge, in a way that only the science of spirit can
    • perceived with the ordinary means of acquiring knowledge.
    • but knowledge as certain in its sphere as is scientific
    • knowledge in the natural sphere. We must, of course, be quite
    • the spiritual world, imaginative knowledge.
    • do we acquire this imaginative knowledge? Mainly by applying
    • organ introduced a kind of unknown quantity into the soul life,
    • ourselves so that we know what is in it. And we have to
    • in the life of imagination where we know that the chair cannot
    • imaginative knowledge is by no means satisfied with this world
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture II: The Historical Evolution of Humanity
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    • knowledge, for Goethe was, after all, a person who had deep
    • that it is not the knowledge we acquire about the course of
    • impelled to go into what is called historical knowledge, the
    • over the whole earth demand judgment from us. We must know what
    • necessary knowledge, which is quite easy to do in this subject,
    • knowledge, the same kind of knowledge, the same kind of
    • historical instinct. He did not know the basis for it, for it
    • bearing the future if we use only the form of knowledge that
    • dreams; we do not know them as they really are, but only
    • the motive you know as coming from your will impulses. You know
    • we call history today. They sought their knowledge in myths,
    • have previously described this as imaginative knowledge,
    • inspired knowledge and intuitive knowledge. — This
    • wish to come to know them as they are fundamentally. These
    • but it can only become truly spiritually enlightened knowledge
    • if we know that at that time the consciousness soul began to
    • body, how it can then pursue knowledge independently of the
    • cannot be grasped by our ordinary powers of knowledge.
    • power that is used when we apply imaginative knowledge. It
    • spiritual world by means of his instinctive knowledge. This
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture III: The Supersensible Being of Man
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    • knowledge from a particularly human viewpoint, that is, he was
    • those worlds where the real being of man can be known, or, as
    • Knowledge of Higher Worlds and also in the second part
    • are without memory as we know it in normal life.
    • There is a well-known occurrence in the life-story of the poet
    • different world. From this moment onward we know that what in
    • should know something about. This has no objective value. But
    • know something further — that the
    • following the exercises described in my book Knowledge of
    • we know that however filled with ideals we are, the will
    • everyone knows from his own trivial observation of life
    • self-consciousness and the ability to know ourselves as
    • constant activity and which we gradually come to know when we
    • basis, the being, of this pain and suffering. We come to know
    • person who undertakes the exercises described knows that the
    • experience. So now we know how the part of us that goes through
    • that it exists in a world; it would know this. Thus the
    • know all the various kinds of objections that can be brought
    • investigation of the spiritual world we can acquire knowledge
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture IV: Nature of Anthroposophy
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    • regions which are beyond the sense world. You know that there
    • soul for a knowledge of the eternal through such logical
    • universe is to be truly known.
    • Thus Anthroposophy recognizes the limits set to our knowledge
    • can observe the life of the human soul without prejudice knows
    • recognized by someone with an exact knowledge of the
    • both at the limits of our knowledge of nature and at the limits
    • to acquire knowledge of worlds with which serious
    • Anthroposophy sees clearly, in what ways knowledge about
    • ordinary powers of knowledge which we have in everyday life,
    • possible to go further (because of the limits of our knowledge
    • knowledge of realms to which our ordinary powers cannot
    • than they possess in ordinary life. For knowledge about the
    • prepared for a higher stage of knowledge than that acquired in
    • in my book, “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its
    • We know that in ordinary life these thoughts have a lesser
    • senses. We know too that the ordinary thoughts connected
    • the anthroposophical path of knowledge aims at the kind of
    • otherwise in knowledge and the fulfillment of his duties,
    • personality, who possesses a higher power of knowledge; he
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture V: Mystery of the Human Being
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    • acquiring knowledge. The science of spirit must absorb this and
    • that is possible to know about the smallest particles that can
    • Adolf Roland says: According to everything that can be known
    • human mystery to what can be known to our ordinary
    • very small, we examine the very large we only find what we know
    • I sleep, I know nothing about this ego. Can I assume that it is
    • we are awake, and we know only about a sleeping ego when we are
    • now saying in outline in my book Knowledge of Higher Worlds
    • he knows: Now you have exercised the powers of your
    • when we know that we cannot continue to use our thinking
    • certain way and we know full well, if we are familiar with
    • up to is something we have not known before — something
    • such as I have just described, we know that we do not have only
    • described. We now know that we have something in ourselves in
    • arise in the physical organism in the physical eye. We know
    • this super-sensible body like a physical body, but we know that
    • it exists and we know that there has to be a science of spirit
    • our experience and laying hold of an unknown sphere of merely
    • enrich the life of our minds and we know that such concepts
    • referred to the fact that an unknown soul quality is to be
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  • Title: Eurhythmy (Introduction to a performance)
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    • you know, has in a sense been necessarily developed in the
    • external knowledge, their external cognition, will become
    • the production of a higher knowledge, through the very effort
    • You know that man was, in
    • uniform thing. When I naw speak of knowledge, I mean not merely
    • that which is usually called knowledge in Science to-day, but
    • primeval knowledge specialised itself in such a way that it
    • have known, differed from the beginning. One can distinguish
    • How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • somewhat as follows: whoever wishes to attain true knowledge
    • pointed out in our Anthroposophical writings. As you know,
    • never see much further than his nose! But, as you know, it is
  • Title: The Real Being of Man
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    • The Responsibility of Man for World Evolution, and is also known as,
    • We know that
    • concerning what the Earth is to become, when we know the
    • You know, my
    • knowledge of Spiritual Science. We must assimilate these
    • Spiritual knowledge, simply means the mechanising of the
    • today — Geology is not knowledge of the Earth; that
    • and so on. We only understand man aright when we know how to
    • man needs to know it, so that thereby he can face a decision
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1
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    • The first lecture is also known as,
    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • Knowledge.
    • THROUGH FREELY ACQUIRED KNOWKEDGE
    • methods of spiritual knowledge possible at the present time,
    • knowledge. And it has been pointed out. how completely,
    • spiritual deepening with the new means to knowledge, how
    • the lead in any particular sphere — that these men know
    • acknowledged in public. In addition, however, he informed me
    • that the moment I enter I should know how I am to speak to
    • spiritual forces are working. From knowledge of the spiritual
    • the temerity to speak about the spirit out of real knowledge
    • when knowledge of the world is in question one should not be
    • must not make a compromise with what we know; we must not
    • necessary to create for our knowledge a foundation that is
    • now at a point of time where knowledge concerning the
    • scientific knowledge that has arisen in the fifth
    • post-Atlantean period, knowledge that began with Galileo,
    • as one of its most outstanding exponents, all this knowledge
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  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
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    • The first lecture is also known as,
    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • Knowledge.
    • THE RESULT OF FREE KNOWLEDGE
    • knowledge which are accessible to men of the present age,and
    • knowledge which are essential to it. It has already been
    • acquiring knowledge — and that only those have a true
    • really know what a serious striving after the Spirit is? Such
    • the workers of the Daimler Company are sitting. I know
    • perfectly well how I ought to speak to these people; I know
    • It is very specially necessary to know just what Spiritual
    • someone, as a result of practical knowledge, made certain
    • possible that through his knowledge of the spiritual forces
    • knowledge of the animal kingdom, to speak of the Spirit! Or
    • basis for knowledge which is trustworthy. To-day things must
    • knowledge of the spiritual world simply must be taken
    • seriously. The scientific knowledge of the 5th Post Atlantean
    • be founded upon the same basic principles of knowledge as
    • this reason instinctive knowledge, perceptions, impulses of
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    • The first lecture is also known as,
    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • Knowledge.
    • consciousness. Now you know that the essential feature
    • You know that
    • Occult Science a considerable amount of knowledge gained
    • abstract idea of the journey. The travellers' inner knowledge
    • which he has had, he knows that he was not standing still and
    • knowledge in the course of his life, and especially in the
    • mystical matters are being talked about, knows quite well
    • about these inner souls experiences, he knows that he has
    • him”. But a man who knows how to understand inner
    • experiences as a concrete reality, knows that these inner
    • know, not by means of external mathematical considerations,
    • have described is a reality, even if men to-day know nothing
    • space but really no more that that. In the well known work of
    • can know that are those who have gone through a certain
    • will emerge quite naturally as a result of the knowledge
    • forget everything that may be known about academic
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  • Title: Man and Nature: Intellect in Man and Nature Bereft of the Gods
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    • from the gravity of this knowledge and who finally put an end
    • lose sight of the importance of knowledge of the being of
    • religious tradition this knowledge simply does not exist.
    • understanding of matter. What does science really know about
    • real knowledge of man's being which scares the great majority
    • hood-winked mankind so far as striving for real knowledge is
    • culminating in a warning that it is not meet for man to know
    • kinds of nebulous ideas by theologians and others who know
    • for knowledge which alone can promote the earthly evolution
    • of developing knowledgE of realities or of experiencing the
    • knowledge of the being of man and brings home the truth that
    • once realised that a knowledge of the nature of man is a
    • felt. You know that man really lives between two extremes,
    • we say, but only by way of illustration. As you know, the
    • case it works from within. According to science, nobody knows
    • Knowledge of
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    • unknown, as is the date of publication.
    • presence known. It arises within the super-physical, the
    • nor do they come to know that irresistible desire for that is
    • enchantment, we know how to experience it in the right way,
  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • is unknown, as is the date of publication. From Bn/GA 271.
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    • The translation was made by an unknown translator. The transcriptionist
    • is unknown, as is the date of publication.
    • Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
    • the impulses inherent in super-sensible knowledge.
    • Spiritual Science. On the other hand it is also widely known
    • into the physical world, know how figures, but wholly
    • spiritual world with knowledge. Nevertheless, many people
    • the striving for super-sensible knowledge proceeds by true
    • super-sensible knowledge, as we understand it, will have
    • standpoint of super-sensible knowledge, becomes a domain
    • Supersensible knowledge must not be confused with the
    • super-sensible knowledge, although it buds forth from feeling
    • super-sensible knowledge, feeling and willing must fill the
    • of true knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • creative experience. The seer knows that together with these
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world, knowing that the
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
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    • Human Knowledge and Its Significancefor
    • get along without actually knowing very much about the complexities
    • of the being of man. They can manage now without this knowledge but
    • times will come when their souls will be incarnated again and when knowledge
    • for souls incarnated upon the earth to know in what sense the being
    • under a delusion. Times will come when knowledge, and knowledge alone
    • to know how to maintain the cohesion of the different parts of his being
    • the subject of the nature of cognition, of knowledge, of truth, of wisdom.
    • In the ordinary way we imagine that the only purpose of the knowledge
    • to know something about the external world. There are philosophical
    • knowledge of these things, the philosophers and theorists are exactly
    • of knowledge, idea, truth, wisdom, is not that of enabling us to form
    • purpose of knowledge as it is a secondary purpose of the grain of wheat
    • to nourish human beings. Knowledge lives within us for another purpose
    • a deviation because the forces of the True, the forces of Knowledge
    • into being? The primary purpose of the forces of Knowledge within us,
    • birth. The knowledge we acquire serves to make it possible for the body
    • ‘Yes, but there are so many who acquire no knowledge at all, who
    • learn what can only be learnt on Earth, namely the knowledge that is
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    • to full spiritual knowledge and experience were always
    • understand unless we know that what has just been said was an
    • what we know about the nature of man leads us to a particular
    • We know that
    • We know that the intellectual, or mind-soul, developed in the
    • anthroposophical knowledge; while from materialistic
    • knowledge comes something which in a radical manner must be
    • really do not get to know him, for they are quite shut up in
    • investigate them, to make the knowledge of them our own. In
    • consider it the knowledge it imparts in such a way that we
    • fulfil our mission. Mighty truths are made known to us, when
    • take a man whom you know to have written or said something
    • or the soul of cultivated feeling. You know that it developed
    • then one will know how deeply it is felt in a Christian way
    • which come from anthroposophical wisdom. We all know that
    • to know how the brain of a person is constituted, you must
    • knowledge of that world; and we can only arrive at this
    • knowledge when our soul is attracted by the phenomena which
    • incline, and through knowledge we shall attain to the
    • manifest itself as the belief in super-sensible knowledge.
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    • this school or in a manner it acknowledges to be similar, the
    • preliminary knowledge propounded by it. In as far as the author
    • with beings of a higher cosmic order. You know from my
    • present, with our ordinary consciousness, we do not know much
    • beings, an infinite amount of knowledge was contained which
    • human beings were of themselves able to know but very
    • perceptive knowledge, they received from their divine teachers.
    • most essential facts of knowledge for modern mankind. The
    • truth and knowledge, yet they never spoke to them of birth and
    • those ancient times. Much of this, however, you know already;
    • followed — to have any knowledge of the wisdom of birth
    • unknown to them.
    • the events on Golgotha did the Gods learn to know inwardly of
    • Much of the Mystery of Golgotha has become known to human
    • to acquire this knowledge in an outward manner. However, it is
    • mere outward knowledge. Today we do not know at all how
    • traditions but on the fact that they have received knowledge of
    • clairvoyant perception. All knowledge of that time about the
    • knowledge is that of the Christ who went through the Mystery of
    • the knowledge that in the future the earthly human being would
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    • requisite preliminary knowledge. Other opinions will be in
    • You all know from the story of which Noah
    • who are able to carry on occult research into such things know
    • receiving a quite specially prepared etheric body. We know that
    • actually something like a direct knowledge
    • etheric body, and who could thereby have a direct knowledge of
    • century, known as the Heliand poem, which
    • direct knowledge, built upon such an important foundation as
    • invested what was for him direct knowledge with a
    • whom you will follow biographically with the soul when you know
    • of the human being is solved for us by means of just such knowledge.
    • understandable when you know that during this time the most
    • appeared Who is known as Christ Jesus; that other spiritual
    • know as Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler,
    • the blood of Christ. Through this knowledge the value of the
    • knowledge of the Lord's Supper. But we see verified here a
    • knowledge of a certain matter .when they begin to discuss it.
    • Where there is knowledge, knowledge is imparted, and no
    • for discussion, there is as a rule no knowledge of the truth.
    • Discussion begins only when there is a lack of knowledge,
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    • It is also know as:
    • from the point of view of a truly spiritual knowledge will be
    • of knowledge that are allowed by science today, then a way
    • acquisition of such knowledge so as to set the sights overall
    • on the expectation of the knowledge itself. One must ask
    • Even in ordinary life we know of two states
    • different from one another. We know the state of wakefulness,
    • where we are from morning till night, and we know the state of
    • that we know only from our dreams. And one with such a problem
    • which we know nothing. However, we would dream our entire lives
    • Thus we know our dream state only from the
    • immodesty if one really wants to ascend to true knowledge of
    • for the mathematical sciences; so it is known exactly and
    • etheric cosmos. That which I now recognize and know only in its
    • This is real self-knowledge, real, concrete
    • self-knowledge, which in fact occurs initially out of the
    • comparison will know that this is the first step of a new
    • knowledge, of an increased memory that is not just more memory
    • significance as an earthly human being; knows that it is
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • Know About Theosophy?”; and a lecture about religion,
    • of knowledge; at times perhaps even charlatans helped to
    • wisdom and knowledge we require. What is needed is to present
    • knowledge. She recognized that modern human beings are always
    • possessing knowledge that reaches beyond everyday affairs to
    • we know that no one can be strong and capable unless a
    • Only knowledge prevents them weighing on the soul, giving
    • Without inner security of knowledge, a person is lost when
    • increasingly be recognized that insightful knowledge is the
    • theosophical movement acknowledges this fact and sees it as
    • its task to provide such knowledge. But why the need for
    • science has to acknowledge that it has no answers to life's
    • realm of physical data are fully acknowledged by spiritual
    • an ideal to provide concrete knowledge about life's deepest
    • fully justified, as anyone will acknowledge who becomes
    • unprepared and do not know what to do. It is not realized
    • people with no knowledge of spiritual things, who accept as
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • people knows with certainty that the contents of fables and
    • with knowledge provided by spiritual research we delve into
    • which expresses a fundamental truth, is known as the Hermetic
    • spiritual knowledge. This will happen more and more
    • be properly understood only when one has knowledge of the
    • “above,” that is, knowledge of the prototypes,
    • such knowledge must of necessity influence our spiritual and
    • is not known whether it is on an ascending or descending line
    • composition of blood will be known to you from science in
    • A knowledgeable
    • of words to those who as yet know nothing about spiritual
    • acquainted with spiritual science will know that the
    • experienced it, not someone who knows nothing about it.
    • knowledge”; this is possible only as long as human
    • knowledge.” Agnosticism is grave obstacle to spiritual
    • are, their knowledge can only be limited accordingly. All
    • change, and when they do they will be able to know things
    • they cannot now know things they cannot now know.
    • initiate spoke the “Name of the Unknown God”; the
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • know, Friedrich Nietzsche
    • suffering knowledge is born.” Two things are here
    • creation, where knowledge of good and evil is intimately
    • in plan only his first member: the physical body. We know it
    • inorganic nature, but we also know that it is called into
    • spiritual science know that the “I” of a human
    • of varied and complex structure. As you may know, the basic
    • truth. You certainly know it in your higher consciousness,
    • none of your organs as long as they are sound. You only know
    • between pain and suffering on the one hand, and knowledge and
    • endured, for from it they have gained knowledge. This is a
    • through pain, if knowledge attained through pain has an
    • knowledge of good and evil. This we shall go into in the next
    • lecture. It also explains why knowledgeable people have
    • knowledge and ennoblement.
    • suffering knowledge is born, and also that pain, like much
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IV: The Origin of Evil
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    • natural science tries to derive knowledge of human beings
    • that the one seeking entry would only use the knowledge for
    • regard to knowledge is demanded of the esoteric student.
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    • spiritual worlds, but to make spiritual knowledge available
    • everyone. Knowledge of human nature and problems of education
    • through supersensible knowledge.
    • been known in esoteric schools as the “quaternity of
    • inwardly senses himself, and in this way to know which
    • way they are interrelated in order to know when to influence
    • knowledge of the human being the educator gains the insight
    • a theory, it is practical knowledge applicable to life. Its
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    • of the knowledge that death puts an end to it. On the other
    • hand, if one fears death, it is a consolation to know that
    • someone with knowledge of natural remedies mentions the word
    • be bitten. The tribe knows how to arrange matters so that the
    • In regions where medicine is still based on occult knowledge,
    • they are from spiritual knowledge, can be dangerous! We have
    • esotericists themselves know that anthroposophy can be
    • science knows that the spirit creates the physical;
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    • rules. It is not knowledge or proficiency in pedagogical
    • be tested, not for knowledge or even for pedagogical
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Knowledge of the spirit has always existed. It has been
    • the one least understood. Spiritual knowledge guides the
    • which fostered spiritual knowledge. In the region where
    • Christianity arose, the same sect was known as the Essenes.
    • insight with knowledge of matter. When spiritual knowledge is
    • person might as well know nothing about spiritual science if
    • with the infinite. That has nothing to do with knowledge of
    • the spirit. Spiritual knowledge must penetrate a human's
    • spiritual knowledge becomes a personal quest.
    • become decision and action. Someone who is knowledgeable
    • knows how to apply knowledge so that it becomes reality is
    • and transformed his knowledge into vigorous inner forces.
    • characteristic of human knowledge and scientific pursuit.
    • possibility to evolve, to reach higher stages; the knowledge
    • properties. An animal immediately knows, through its
    • attained through experiments; knowledge is transformed into
    • being not only senses, but also knows what healing properties
    • however, go further; he will transform such knowledge into
    • creative wisdom. We know that the human being consists of
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    • above the ancient Greek Temple: “Know Thyself,”
    • knowledge within his own being. Rightly understood, the call
    • is for knowledge of the higher self.
    • the saying means: We know for certain that without eyes we
    • without sight, knowing only darkness, the light enticed forth
    • an organ, a tool; and self-knowledge becomes ever greater the
    • self-knowledge rightly understood means self-development.
    • lecture, which concerns the subject of self-knowledge in the
    • with birth. We know that-at physical birth only the physical
    • wise. It was well-known in ancient times that in public life
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • known — made journeys at the end of the fifteenth and the
    • and mystic, gained his knowledge. This account is true, but
    • what study of it signifies, is known only to initiates.
    • known as the Rosicrucians. These two publications were followed
    • knowledge of the true background of Rosicrucianism, who picks
    • gain even elementary knowledge of this spiritual stream that
    • known can one make any sense of what is found in the often
    • knowledge of the spiritual world is attained. An individual
    • who genuinely strives to attain knowledge of the spirit
    • reach a point where knowledge attainable only through
    • knowledge, which must be in accordance with a person's
    • wonderful spiritual knowledge, and also the method whereby
    • India to the summit of knowledge. For today's European it is
    • certain forces. Bearing this in mind, we must acknowledge
    • recognized by outsiders. Never to let it be known that one is
    • him to investigate nature's secrets. Nothing of the knowledge
    • relaxed, but the higher Rosicrucian knowledge is not
    • knowledgeable guidance. What is to be said about this subject
    • you will find in my book Knowledge of Higher Worlds and
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    • Richard Wagner must be taken. Certainly a plant knows nothing
    • of something obscure. In comparison with what is known as the
    • by error and delusion is all too well-known to someone who
    • honestly and sincerely pursues the path to higher knowledge.
    • progress. That person knows that the path to higher knowledge
    • travels the path of knowledge will eventually reach that
    • inner peace that is the result of intimate knowledge of the
    • knowledge. Art was to him something holy; he saw the source
    • science recognizes that what is known today as art and
    • nothing is known save what spiritual science has to say.
    • knowledge combined to depict in dramatic form the creation of
    • kind of knowledge that was later imparted in scientific
    • a knowledge that was both scientific and religious. Science
    • conjunction with one another: Knowledge, art and religion
    • He who thinks materialistically only knows that one can
    • all-encompassing consciousness through which knowledge is
    • To thee is known
    • It is said that to thee All things are known.
    • account; someone chosen as leader might be completely unknown
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • lecture, [ unknown reference ] we discussed spiritual science
    • today is known to every educated person. From the spiritual
    • Christian faith, turns to the four Gospels known as the
    • century showed that already then they contained what we know
    • who said: “What is known today as Christian religion is
    • did not know before; through our will we become capable of
    • Spiritual knowledge has always existed. Natural science today
    • only acknowledges an evolution that starts with the lowest
    • acknowledges the enormous difference between the lowest form
    • who knows that initiates exist also knows that the
    • which slumbers within me. I know that in the future it will
    • I know also that I must exert all my powers to attain that
    • unknown beyond. In those days heaven was understood to be
    • is to attain his higher humanity. He will know that heaven is
    • someone who possessed greater knowledge than anyone else.
    • knowledge of such schooling. In my book Knowledge of the
    • why this knowledge is essential in our time. I will mention
    • soul no longer receives the ancient knowledge causes it
    • torment and depression. What is needed is the knowledge
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    • have climbed to ever higher stages of knowledge, worldwide and
    • those who already know about it. But allow me to say a few words
    • further nominations had been made known, one of the people who had
    • knowledge of jewelry art by means of Dr. Steiner's suggestions. A
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    • should not speak of man's knowledge, but of the complete man manifesting
    • age must seek his super-sensible knowledge in a different way. He cannot
    • knowledge. Art was transferred to its own world. Religion, the source of
    • when the middle region of the earth held sway; knowledge became the
    • discovered the world of spirit immersed In knowledge. But he longed to see
    • the truth of knowledge in the beauty of art. This drove him to the south.
    • Whoever follows him in the spirit may find a religiously Intimate knowledge
    • in his cold knowledge the spiritual-divine streaming forth below him and
    • knowledge that makes man free, transforming itself in man into the power of
    • 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.
    • Knowledge can be illuminated by religion upheld by art.
    • In hoary antiquity the humanity of the Orient experienced in knowledge a
    • superstitious belief in ghosts. To the Western man, a knowledge of Nature
    • of the knowledge of spirit. What the East bequeathed to the West as a
    • superstitious belief in ghosts is the end of the knowledge of spirit. Men
    • of :he economic life associative unions so moulded that men know their
    • experiences in vision the content of his truths, and knows them in this
    • way. And what man knows he does not prove. The man of the West demands
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    • is, at first, unknown to the ordinary human consciousness.
    • given to me,” and he did not know the inner soul-effort
    • we know that the gods ordered their earthly concerns during the
    • my arm, I will move my hand,” he does not really know
    • movements. This is not known to the man of to-day through his
    • knowledge of the spiritual world.
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    • argument against a more penetrating knowledge of the
    • all who know something of the Mystery-truths, these words must
  • Title: Year's Course as a Symbol for the Great Cosmic Year
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    • know that spiritual processes are interwoven with all the
    • processes which we perceive through our senses. We know that
    • senses, cannot know anything of this great consciousness of the
    • it is really an uplifting thought to know: “As you walk
    • over to a still greater mystery. You know that we are living in
    • Zarathustra drew his knowledge; it is the wisdom that illumined
    • the Cosmic New Year. If the birth of spiritual knowledge lives
    • the earth and then learn to know the mystery of the year's
    • attitude towards the aims of our spiritual knowledge; these
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    • You can acknowledge this
    • know, I have told you quite often: man does not have so extraordinarily
    • place, then all kinds of images will form in there and the well-known
    • here this way. We must speak of seven year periods as you know; of the
    • work into each other, that we truly have to know that, being 28 years
    • such conditions seriously if one knows that in that, which is outside
    • at night, if one knows that man sleeps not only in an abstract way with
  • Title: Spiritual Relations in the Configuration of the Human Organism: Lecture II
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    • about our present time. The day before yesterday, as you know, I spoke
    • process is very well known today. We take up the food — staying
    • has to know the higher members of human nature. It is impossible to
    • next to the liver, as far as I am concerned; but what does one know
    • so that one knows how such transformations regarding outer phenomena
    • in history; one must know how, especially through the delicate human
    • night through my kidneys.” The knowledge of certain connections
    • such knowledge. You can follow that up in descriptions as that of “Armen
    • man does not only know more but will become something through Anthroposophy.
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    • — if only out of dreamlike knowing — it was always said:
    • one can acquire as knowledge in our time through spiritual research.
    • On what did one base one's knowledge of the human being in those times?
    • quantity of light into their organism. We know that children who at
    • today, as well as the cultural historian know absolutely nothing about
    • not know anything at all any more of the human ether body, not even
    • to know something the earlier times had known in an exact way. Today
    • What was therefore known
    • are only gradations of difference. But the knowledge that the human
    • this earth — this knowledge did exist. Namely, we do not eat to
    • develop such knowledge, and recognize the etheric in the outer world,
    • goal. The first is that one learns to know what is related there; but
    • like another book, then you will know only the match. But if you want to
    • and not strike it. But the fact is, one must first know the match, otherwise
    • such as medical knowledge and medical ability. If one will find the
    • match” — then one acquires the knowledge of how this or
    • has to pass over into knowledge that is flexible. It is something dreadful
    • that we already know: either Spenglerism — that is, the decline
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • you know, the conflict between choosing one thing or the other
    • through their will and their ideas. You know too that the most
    • Perhaps some of you also know that Kant set up an antinomian
    • questions to be outside the realm of human knowledge, to be
    • questions that lie beyond the limits of human knowledge,
    • know, at a place where people are attacking us rather severely
    • sinners who cannot know much and ought to rest content with
    • what they do know and not chase after what they cannot know.
    • clergyman let it be known — and it should be alright to
    • while in the natural course of things. We know of course, as I
    • what human beings call knowledge, in what people call their
    • the human being. Anyone who knows nothing about spiritual
    • physical body. Yet you know how well-founded the view is that
    • course of time we have become accustomed to knowing that we
    • the course of their life. First, such people know something has
    • plane. He may have progressed a stage higher in knowledge,
    • what a person knows with his I is actually only a part
    • of all that happens to him, and that the astral body knows a
    • remember my telling you this. The astral body certainly knows
    • cosmic wisdom always knows better.” It could be a matter
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    • also examine all the implications for human knowledge itself,
    • stamp of rigid necessity. In fact, we know that it is the
    • him and given him the kind of life we know he had from the
    • range of human soul capacities and knowledge. For one only
    • a phenomenon, and know to evaluate it on the basis of its
    • and great beauty in this insipid nonsense and know how to
    • good poet does not hurl them at his readers; he should know the
    • superficial self-knowledge.
    • now would produce a very one-sided kind of self-knowledge. But
    • This gives human self-knowledge a very special cosmic
    • physical aspect, but should be judged based on the knowledge
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    • self-knowledge guide their future steps.” You see, a
    • teacher who knows his priorities is bound to make a good
    • during the holidays. But I cannot possibly know yet what
    • gentlemen always say 'I know for certain that on February
    • I can say in detail what will be happening, and I know for
    • Easter.' The third teacher says 'I do not know for certain what
    • I will be doing at Easter, nor do I know what schoolwork I will
    • cannot know until afterwards whether your resolves have been
    • “Yes, but you still cannot know anything in advance!
    • February, you will know that it will be the right work.”
    • which the new headmaster replied, “You know, I once
    • also wanted to know what the second and the third teachers had
    • thought to himself, “Well, even if I did know what
    • necessity. The moment we know all the circumstances, we
    • is the effect. Fair enough! But you all know very well that
    • say. But we know that a materialistic monist takes the view
    • he feels the urge to acquire self-knowledge. So he looks at the
    • action and human knowledge that all our knowledge comes to us
    • in a certain sense by way of a mirror. Knowing always means
    • that we actually know in a certain sense by way of
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    • difficulty. You know, the great Spinoza said that when we look
    • only now becomes a matter of knowledge. It comes up into
    • can also put it another way. You know there are so-called
    • immediately after birth, for as you know he was ill at birth
    • who knows in full consciousness “what I am doing is
    • following. If we look at animals, we know they have a
    • the least implied. He will not know what it looks like until it
    • He knows when to give punishment and when not to; perhaps
    • that he should never give any punishment at all. He knows how
    • thus free ourselves through our knowledge of spiritual
    • conscious of. However, if we acknowledge with our minds that
    • to brood. For then we know that if only we let these spiritual
    • will happen. Then we shall know, without mulling over what will
    • act out of that kind of confidence. They know that if they have
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • have in the first place the physical body. We know our
    • it is obvious that we know something about it. We name it from
    • What does the fact that we know something about the I
    • have direct certainty of the I. They know
    • are philosophers who imagine they know merely from philosophy
    • the resistance of our physical body. We know, don't we, that
    • what we normally know of the I from philosophy is a
    • physical body and our I. We know of our physical body
    • space; and we know of our I through the fact that we can
    • how this will enters into us we know nothing at all on the
    • physical plane. On the basis of the physical world, we know
    • plants. You all know the description in my book
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • was required, the sculptor, knowing how the will brought the
    • awareness. We know that at present we are only a few centuries
    • pale one. They will know that all those things are caused by
    • know that you are only dreaming inside yourself that nature has
    • This would be the natural course of events, and those who know
    • that what comes later is prepared beforehand know that
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    • unknown transcriptionist.
    • Now you know
    • know what they mean by these vibrations, in any case they
    • When you compare what you can know of early
    • unconsciously. One knows people who place their finger on
    • “I”, for they do not know that in uttering
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    • unknown transcriptionist.
    • acquainted with certain fundamental facts without knowledge
    • of people on earth, really out of knowledge of human nature,
    • out of knowledge of the relation between physical and the
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • understood. We speak with one another so that the one knows
    • hear the divine powers as they make themselves known through
    • others so that no one knows what the other is thinking. You
    • think, some of us know when a statement is made what the
    • we do not know, we can buy anything, do everything possible.
    • The animals know quite well what they eat; originally in
    • knowledge. Certainly on the one hand there will gradually
    • attach themselves to a movement for spiritual knowledge who
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    • misunderstanding of the knowledge and conceptions of Spiritual Science.
    • does so and so know that; where does he get his knowledge?” —
    • judgment entirely in accordance with their own knowledge. It is not
    • difficult to say: “How can he know that? I don't know it”
    • and then to declare in a high and mighty way: “What I do not know
    • no one else knows, others can at best only believe it.” Such a
    • from which, particularly at the present time, the knowledge Spiritual
    • there is often a refusal to enter upon concrete knowledge of the spiritual
    • churches. Those whose insight goes deeper know that Haeckel's
    • varied subjects, through his great knowledge, the man might have been
    • sheet. I am sure I do not know if he will present this quarto sheet
    • I do not know how for it has got by now. But I want to give him a word
    • in the least for none of you knows in reality how to think in terms
    • has knowledge only of external processes — I have often described
    • this as the greatest achievement of Spiritual Science. To know certain
    • It is quite well known to natural scientists that the eyes of lower
    • he is caught up in evolution. Then he knows why in a Certain point of
    • matter, my dear friends, you will know that there are very few men indeed
    • conception is indeed necessary if man wishes to know what is indicated for
    • them far more unknown than for man — and man himself has fear of
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    • You know how often I have
    • spoken about this point. You know how I have said that the only wad
    • knows that for himself he has no need to reflect about things but has
    • make to what is found, for example, in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • knowledge. In visions he presents the soul with wholly spiritual possessions,
    • more particularly knowledge and love of God, without the soul having
    • describes for that age the mystical path of Knowledge, the way into
    • the path of individual knowledge should be barred to the mere believers
    • will not read what is in the book Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • need for knowledge must, because scientific conceptions inform him only
    • for super-sensible knowledge must be kept alive in men. Such demands
    • man treads the path marked out, for example, in Knowledge of the
    • the divine hierarchies. There he comes to know how Ahriman and Lucifer
    • keep men from the supersensible knowledge that is a necessity for our
    • today on the path to supersensible knowledge” mean something else.
    • an immediate knowledge of the spiritual world, therefore he should be
    • impulse of most of the ladies. Most ladies you must know are young,
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    • from many sides today to the detriment of present knowledge as well
    • For you certainly know that taking earthly evolution as a whole it divides
    • grown at a later stage of evolution. As you know, man's position in
    • has been worked into various theories of knowledge. We get very little,
    • however, from these theories of knowledge. And what in schoolmaster
    • of Nature. But now, when one presses on to knowledge, when one trains
    • oneself in the direction given in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • himself to what is described in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • people just get frightened. When such knowledge is acquired, on looking
    • be described by saying: actually (you will forgive me, I know, for putting
    • knowledge there is always a gradual ascent from semblance to actual
    • Thus, we may say that man really lacks the faculty for knowledge—and
    • see we have to be clear that holes can also be perceived. Man knows
    • we long to know certain exiles. We only know there are banished beings,
    • full inward and living force of knowledge, knows well that animals are
    • not immortal, but knows too that animals experience in their group souls
    • however, when we know that a beginning has been made with this outer
    • of your thought you can really put all knowledge in the same category—you
    • of knowledge of the higher worlds. Well, and even modern socialism likes
    • out such things as are described in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
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    • world, as it must be understood through the spiritual knowledge of Anthroposophy,
    • perfectly well known to us, namely, how we as men behave when we bear
    • to sleep and waking up again: (Compare Z-233) we do not know it, however,
    • know of the world and of ourselves has not our real being in it, not
    • experiences. And you know how often I have said that whoever in life
    • has acquired a little real knowledge of the spiritual world looks back,
    • brought me these exhilarating moments of joy. But all that I know comes
    • from my pain, my knowledge comes from my suffering. Everyone who has
    • gained actual knowledge of the spiritual world will see this. Only in
    • this way are we allowed to acquire knowledge of the spiritual world
    • fact rightly grasped only when seen in the light flowing from this knowledge.
    • systematic way that is recommended, for example, in my book Knowledge
    • existence. Social questions must be solved with knowledge of Anthroposophy—anything
    • be, Whoever knows what a real thought is, a real thought with nothing
    • when there takes root in mankind the knowledge that spirit and soul
    • and we know how to distinguish in him between the man and what has overcome
    • From this you will find it comprehensible that those who really know
    • the Chinese—I don't mean Europeans who know them but those who,
    • know Europe too, as for example, Ku Hung Ming, often mentioned by me
    • a fact, a fact well known to quite a number of you, that is to say,
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    • unites himself with the knowledge gained by anthroposophical research,
    • taken by anyone to a certain degree changed through knowledge derived
    • times. The fruitfulness of anthroposophical knowledge can be shown in
    • out to you that knowledge at the present time, when sincere, cannot
    • they are found. Logic today however does not yet know what it is doing
    • for Whom in the way we know, the vessel of Jesus was prepared. So we
    • countries of the fourth post-Atlantean epoch, known to us as the Greco-Latin
    • The relation of the Christ to some kind of unknown God did not much
    • at all of scientific knowledge as it was developed among the Greeks,
    • stage; (cf. R XLVII.) we know that the fourth post-Atlantean culture
    • being of the spirit itself. Whoever really knows in Plato on whet heights
    • friends, in one culture period? You know that if you take 1413 years
    • innermost fibre of his being. Outwardly he does not acknowledge any
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    • our hearts. Those who have now had the opportunity of knowing this personality
    • encouragement, giving them strength; so that when these souls know what
    • understanding on this point we must first be permeated by the knowledge
    • into a knowledge that is nevertheless necessary for man's good, for
    • world as a man through his eyes and ears knows about the physical world
    • civilisations on the periphery of Europe, knows that in what English
    • that he was still connected with a knowledge unhappily no longer even
    • at this Hungary where, you must know, purely Magyar culture has been-supposedly
    • of scholars into men. One may even go farther. You know how much I revere
    • not only acknowledge him, that they do not acknowledge him today as
    • little known province of the Roman Empire with the man Jesus of Nazareth,
    • it in every possible sphere. Then the path of knowledge acquired through
    • gradually change abstract and intellectual knowledge, the present knowledge
    • is seen, so that men may be given the force for a deeper knowledge of
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    • our next lecture: “What is self knowledge?” Today
    • all know by now through anthroposophical work that two other
    • devachanic worlds, called, as far as they are known in
    • journey between death and a new birth. You know that after the
    • these experiences which you know firstly from the sense world
    • consciousness, knows which image speaks nobly and which doesn't
    • beings of which we, who only know the physical, actually can
    • old pictures and artworks sprung from a higher knowledge. Today
    • depicted what was known to them in Michael and the Dragon or
    • wise but do not know love. However these expressions of the
    • clairvoyants with such intimate knowledge were around, these
    • the astral world, you need to know that everything, in some way
    • of the ancient Greek words of wisdom: “Know
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    • manner and way, his attitude to knowledge and questions about
    • knowledge, couldn't grasp what really was working in his soul.
    • knowledge, against the drive for external knowledge. One sees
    • something acquired in this manner from spiritual knowledge, was
    • knowledge, constructed from an accumulation of ideas about the
    • strive in this sense for knowledge, he strived for knowledge in
    • so far as the result of this knowledge would empower the human
    • the form of conceptual knowledge. By this is meant: whoever has
    • really struggled once with conceptual knowledge, with an idea
    • would know how unsatisfactory the result can be, that one can't
    • to always, when one has acquired knowledge, say to oneself:
    • know however, what lives in the soul and is revealed from the
    • way between life and this knowledge. One has a constricted
    • had a shyness, a respect for knowledge. He said to himself:
    • that which you entreat as knowledge to the human soul, can only
    • accompanies every approach to knowledge. This danger within the
    • that which is unknown, that in us which we could lightly deny,
    • self-knowledge which Goethe wants to represent: You are no more
    • not philistine, self knowledge appears to Faust. What was it
    • which I wish to phrase as — “world knowledge”
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    • What is Self Knowledge?
    • What is Self-knowledge?
    • in order to make knowledge of the Higher Worlds possible. The
    • self-knowledge of mankind, a self-knowledge which leads to the
    • “I” and how it is enclosed in World Knowledge. Not
    • genuine self-knowledge is an accompanying phenomenon which
    • inner soul forces. The “Know Thyself” ancient human
    • the occult scientific sense self-knowledge in relation to the
    • the most ordinary, everyday self-knowledge and rise up to this
    • self-knowledge which can be called World Knowledge in the
    • Self-knowledge is considered so much more important within the
    • dangerous. Incorrectly understood self-knowledge tends to
    • particular distrust in the expression “self-knowledge,” as it
    • know: with anthroposophic insight we have human members in the
    • easily come to the conclusion that self-knowledge is something
    • anticipate the simplest, humblest type of self-knowledge, we
    • know at the same time that it is normal in the present human
    • arrive at knowledge of this being, or even of the self? We can
    • self-knowledge which could be cultivated and recommended. For
    • already dangers arise in false understanding of self-knowledge
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    • be of great importance if the Goetheanum could also be made known to
    • enclosed but which intends to make itself known.
    • objections are known. But here we have actually dared to make the attempt.
    • all that underlies the conception of our Building is made known to the
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    • to know nature not only in intellectual ideas but to grasp her forms
    • You know the root of world beliefs is not to be found in intellectual
    • evidence. This systematic campaign will continue. I know there are many
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    • ideals in the search for knowledge. It would be unbearable to a feeling
    • knowledge says: What thou canst acquire as knowledge at the present
    • who is striving after a real self-knowledge, if he only goes far enough
    • really attain to true knowledge of man without attaining to the knowledge
    • undertake the,risk of making it known to and understood by those to
    • knowledge of the world, and that it is made to a certain extent the
    • to make known what is here being carried out in Dornach. There are not
    • to-day without taking up the impulses which come to us from this knowledge
    • voluptuousness. I should like to know how anyone can be so without heart,
    • mere visionary knowledge, Spiritual Science must be actual life. Therefore
    • as a kind of theoretical knowledge, and hence they do not penetrate
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    • out of which flow the impulses for all our knowledge and all
    • Now, from all that you know of Goethe's Faust, and of
    • now so little is known even to science. As I have often said,
    • longer having the knowledge enabling it to do so in the way
    • wanted to know how a man, continually advancing, could arrive
    • freedom in both knowledge and action. This he could not have
    • evil, Faust knows that he no longer lives in an age when the
    • To fame unknown, who sought with honest passion,
    • Faust's sell-knowledge. This is how ho sees himself, he of
    • whom you know that he has studied the ancient magic wisdom in
    • wants to fly out on the wings of a bird to gain knowledge of
    • self-knowledge, that is, the life of the spirit in his own
    • external events — Faust striving with all his knowledge
    • that we realise how wonderfully Goethe knows the inner life
    • Within the heart itself that knows.”
    • self-knowledge; seeking the spirit within itself.
    • passes through during his life, knows that reason is not
    • means that we find our will transformed, so that we know that
    • self-knowledge he can find the inner life of the spirit.
    • particular moment. Those who know the workings of the deeply
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    • completely in the lurch, and knowing nothing himself of what
    • have known what befell Gretchen after Valentine's death,
    • pretty considerable knowledge of the commentaries on
    • those that were later; but up to 1900 I know them almost all,
    • has been written on the subject. This I do know, however,
    • knowledge. To speak rather trivially, you can see that there
    • with the certain knowledge, can easily judge by details
    • evil thing. (Catholic clergy, you know, very often preach
    • affair in the correct way. I know well that many would consider
    • by Goethe out of his deep knowledge. Goethe is not merely
    • here pictured that shows deep knowledge. Faust can perceive
    • correction must be done with knowledge. It is not Goethe, of
    • all that that is said there. How much real knowledge is shown
    • what unites him with knowledge of the spiritual world. That
    • poem at all, proves that he has knowledge of these matters
    • etherically. Think what deep knowledge this all is — in
    • off now! Don't you know we've been enlightening!” Today
    • it perfectly clear that with full knowledge he is describing
    • I know it.
    • was versed in spiritual knowledge. One the other hand, it may
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    • expression of deep knowledge. To help us to a full
    • knowledge to grapple with the highest problems of existence.
    • philosophical knowledge produce their caricatures. In
    • Fichte was teaching with an immense enthusiasm for knowledge.
    • applied to the different branches of human knowledge what to
    • wiser with their old traditional knowledge and ideas. So we
    • wholly within the aura of the occult, and knowing that what
    • dreaming — as ordinary language would have it. He knows
    • friend, thou scarcely know'st” for he himself has
    • friends, we may indeed get to know people who take the
    • devil but in a very apt way, because he knows how much of
    • lives in Faust, and Homunculus who knows how to grasp and
    • one hand they have a purely mechanical knowledge of nature
    • that, however, is no knowledge but merely a system out of
    • Mocking itself, not knowing what befalls it.”
    • We know that
    • with them. Where knowledge of nature is concerned this leads
    • in reality to lack of any knowledge at all. In life it leads
    • as regards knowledge of nature the capacity to understand her
    • I know of a medical examination in which a young student came
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    • significant, deep knowledge that we are obliged to recognise
    • knows of the matter and what has been said by us in the
    • initiated as having learnt to know the three world-Mothers
    • anthroposophical circles, are seeking knowledge of the
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,”
    • this knowledge may be obtained. And here, as far as the
    • individual. When he has once found the security of knowledge,
    • has the feeling that an unknown kingdom is making its
    • purely a matter of imaginative knowledge he would only need
    • know the other world from which be can draw upon miraculous
    • learn to know a world where the latter had no place. With
    • beginning of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch the knowledge of
    • that Goethe applied the knowledge he had. personally received
    • have a telegraph station here and here another, you know that
    • Greeks still had knowledge of the relation between this
    • impulses. Knowledge of this force was first of all given to
    • known about in the decadence of the sixth and seventh
    • Goethe quite rightly judged it fit to give out knowledge of
    • expert knowledge.
    • But you have seen enough to know that in what Goethe wishes
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • know about these epochs.
    • knowledge.
    • beings of the fifth epoch (as you know, we are still more or
    • to know what belongs to the one epoch. These things can only
    • to know the world of classical-antiquity by direct
    • perception, as well as it could be known in his time. He
    • the knowledge of Woman with that of the knowledge of Evil. A
    • in the old Greek Mysteries, one learned to know something of
    • legend is well known; the other has also become known, for
    • legend is as follows: Through the well-known event with the
    • speech of Helena who is at a loss and no longer knows where
    • she herself no longer knows who she is. And out of all these
    • and learn to know. Mephistopheles cannot see Helena; at least
    • this moment the Impulse of Evil knows it: — Those who
    • Thou knowest the Devil thoroughly.”
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    • beings will have to learn to know all that the soul must
    • spoken of this. Knowledge was brought to the human beings of
    • him Oedipus on account of his pierced heels. You know how the
    • under a complete illusion. He did not know who his father and
    • you know, to solve the Riddle of the Sphinx. So we hay e
    • revealed the truth. Jocaste, suddenly knowing herself tobe
    • riddles of the fourth post-Atlantean time. You know the
    • of freedom mightily knocks upon the doors of human knowledge.
    • not know, I may even have said it several times) there is a
    • the Gods Themselves. Helena, you know, is a daughter of Leda
    • they can learn to know all these things. But the fact is, the
    • to know them, and they will know what lives and moves in the
    • must penetrate it with consciousness; we must learn to know
    • it, — really learn to know it. Above all, in our time
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    • been known to Goethe in definite ideas. Nor can it be said
    • pointing to definite knowledge that not until the middle of
    • capacity for self-knowledge, From our studies during the past
    • weeks we know that it is only at about the end of his
    • knowledge, If we wish to learn the truth about these matters,
    • known to you in my book
    • knowledge for those who are insufficiently prepared.
    • then be the being who only becomes ripe for self-knowledge in
    • preparation for self-knowledge and for the knowledge of the
    • world derived from self-knowledge right up to the end of his
    • to give him the opportunity to pursue this self-knowledge in
    • to self-knowledge at the time that the spirits of the
    • have attained self-knowledge and the world-knowledge bound up
    • he cannot He would have had this self-knowledge as insight,
    • then to awaken to self-knowledge, But such a twilight
    • self-knowledge appears comparatively early in man, though not
    • the self-knowledge that arises after the middle of life is
    • not the self-knowledge that man's creators intended, And when
    • makes it possible for man to have a certain self--knowledge
    • luminous self-knowledge just described.
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    • making of man's being than can be known or fathomed either by
    • know, to a certain measure, the possible and the impossible,
    • one gains only a very limited knowledge of man. But this
    • knowledge of man.
    • short-sighted outlook and is untrue. Knowledge of man does
    • forces and faculties for knowledge different from any of
    • unknowable within the being of man can, in no case, ever be
    • the Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan evolutions. Science can know
    • earthly. Man in his entirety, therefore, cannot be known by
    • these laws; he can only be know if knowledge, be extended
    • would know far more about their dreams if they exerted
    • themselves to know a little more about waking. If they would
    • make an effort to know something about being awake, they
    • things. As we all know, we are in a genuinely waking
    • my dear friends, we know there are scientifically conceived
    • Spiritual Science — investigations into worlds unknown
    • then you will know what I mean by saying: In sleep you speak
    • sleep, as a rule, you know if anyone is lying, you know as a
    • know one another in sleep comparatively well, but with dimmed
    • place they would impart significant knowledge concerning our
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • individual way, in which Goethe looked upon nature. You know
    • this is a matter of general knowledge I should like today to
    • He tells of this himself. I know that what I now have to say
    • when knowing of nothing better,. But he found that when
    • side of the matter may be brought to your notice. We know, my
    • what is earthly by means of a sound knowledge of the earth,
    • to know nature and trying to instill into her all manner of
    • because, as I am always having to emphasize, his knowledge of
    • subconscious fear of which men know nothing and this
    • belief in limits of knowledge
    • forward; however, they know also how beneath, in the
    • unknown always brings fear in its train, the hydrophobia of
    • because when man develops a right knowledge to nature, the
    • challenge any man wanting exhaustive knowledge to say out of
    • leads back to what is known only scientifiöally as I
    • garments, aid these are beliefs in limits to knowledge, quite
    • limits to knowledge of nature, and they would be worth just
    • follow contemporary literature will know that this is
    • the knowledge of it. There too one need not be critical. We
    • no real knowledge of it. For as today it is rot a matter of
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
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    • Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself and of the
    • Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
    • self-knowledge and self-understanding in human evolution? It
    • own nature by merely acquiring knowledge received through the
    • knowledge of man can only be imparted through true spiritual
    • perception. So that all the knowledge and perception of man
    • real knowledge of man at all. Goethe indicates this by
    • Homunculus is the result of the knowledge of man to which
    • gain such complete knowledge of combining the forces of
    • of his reason, of his ordinary earthly knowledge. How can
    • goal can only be reached through knowledge acquired by the
    • knowledge of man, that is, the knowledge acquired when free
    • too out of the body to gain knowledge, decisive knowledge,
    • not live in vain, but that the forces of knowledge are always
    • increasing, so that in old age it is possible for us to know
    • Faust, knowledge in the form of pictures, that we call
    • contrive out of his ordinary knowledge, he still remains a
    • the various symbols, on the path of knowledge, was played by
    • stages of knowledge he sails, through the Pillars of
    • never enter human knowledge when we stop short at the
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    • soul, in so far as it was dominated by the urge for knowledge
    • urge. While grasping all the knowledge in this poem of
    • following up the problem of man's self-knowledge, man's
    • comprehension of himself. For Goethe, knowledge was never
    • he sought in his soul as knowledge was something that has to
    • the urge for knowledge must be related to all the claims life
    • highest knowledge, but as one bound up in his innermost being
    • seeks knowledge for his Faust, that is, knowledge of man,
    • ordinary knowledge, dependent on the senses and conditioned
    • by the understanding, cannot lead to this self-knowledge. For
    • the knowledge offered him by science, or by the study of
    • physical life, can never gain knowledge and comprehension of
    • know Homo, the human being; he will be able to picture in his
    • this as with a problem of knowledge: How can the idea of Homo
    • knowledge based on investigation pursued, outside the body,
    • knowledge acquired outside the instrument of the physical
    • alone can lead to the knowledge of man, of Homo; while all
    • the other knowledge dealing with the physical world, can only
    • striving towards this supersensible knowledge. He sought it
    • real knowledge and comprehension of mankind.
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    • base of all striving for knowledge of every kind of striving
    • striving towards a goal; he cannot see it though knowing in
    • although he knows where the goal must be, it is wrapped in
    • moments of life, cannot press forward to knowledge of man, to
    • the two boundaries of self-knowledge and self-comprehension,
    • a man cannot arrive at knowledge of his own nature. As human
    • You know, my
    • teeth, as we know — the cutting of the second teeth. I
    • they too acknowledge their ugliness, and are in a certain way
    • knowledge, a clear conception of who it is who tempts and
    • strive in the right way to come to know the tempter, not
    • knowledge of nature and a merely abstract mysticism.
    • become gradually known to mankind, so that as impulses they
    • where Spiritual Science speaks of the supersensible knowledge
    • supersensible knowledge where fresh social impulses will be
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    • limits to human knowledge, not only temporary knowledge owing
    • today of limits of perception, limits to knowledge for
    • he can only know about certain things, while other things are
    • above his ability to know about them; and that it is mainly the
    • to knowledge altogether, something inwardly immeasurably tragic
    • with these limits to knowledge, if rightly perceived, there is
    • calls a halt to all knowledge before the supersensible, then
    • one calls a halt before human self-knowledge. Then one
    • which is accepted by the limits to knowledge: these moral
    • longing in many people just for supersensible knowledge! One
    • thirst of already many human souls for supersensible knowledge,
    • while one is striving towards such knowledge and just comes to
    • a knowledge of that which is the supersensible in man, one
    • and philosophers who speak of limits to knowledge are right as
    • striving for self-knowledge and asks oneself: What is there,
    • approached self-knowledge, knowledge of the human soul, in a
    • tried to achieve knowledge of the soul in a different way. This
    • this different, often much desired way of knowledge of the
    • soul, so that we can understand one another about the knowledge
    • only start from this other knowledge of soul in order to
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    • know, at the central point of all religious thought and
    • known to them. Osiris was represented by the Egyptians in an
    • acknowledge gods as higher, who show you an image of something
    • you acknowledge Me within you, I will live forth in you for up
    • the indication of how, through acknowledgement of one's own
    • should not acknowledge anything higher than the Divine, who
    • taken and called divine. We know that the physical body was
    • which depends on the blood will die out. By truly acknowledging
    • an occult and medicinal indication. “If you acknowledge
    • more secretively. However, if you want to earnestly acknowledge
    • do you penetrate into his “I”-sphere. You acknowledge
    • than to acknowledge the wisdom-filled directing and guidance in
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    • WAY OF KNOWLEDGE
    • (THE PATH OF KNOWLEDGE)
    • however that teaching, observation and knowledge are
    • Spiritual scientific knowledge is quite different to teachings
    • of outer science. When we allow spiritual knowledge to really
    • of this knowledge. It is quite different to merely recognise
    • and know sense perceptible things and pioneering events, how
    • what spiritual research and spiritual knowledge has to say
    • difficult to enter with their thoughts into knowledge of
    • spiritual knowledge. Occult science offers us quite a different
    • knowledge.
    • slumbering, true powers of knowledge. Then the ability begins
    • value. When such knowledge for example speaks about the
    • need to think about this knowledge and should allow such
    • this knowledge we lure out contained forces and we will soon
    • We learn however through knowing that when we look into the
    • in a pasture. Whoever has knowledge about this, feels entire
    • and moon. Consider the sun. You all know what we owe to the
    • sun. You all know that when you have rested for the night, when
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    • for I know well those feelings and perceptions which, partly by
    • that known in the second half. Haeckel's appearance on the
    • you will look back among the writings of any well-known
    • spectrum analysis, to a greater theoretical knowledge of heat,
    • organisms known to us as the Darwinian theory — all these
    • Creator, but you assert that God made you; and yet you know
    • knowledge as to the world's material combination, how to
    • placed to natural science and to our knowledge of Nature.
    • well know that his atoms move in such and such a manner. That
    • regard to this sleeping body, we need not say, ‘We cannot know
    • the knowledge of that which makes of man a spiritual being.
    • material and passes beyond the knowledge of the senses,
    • until organs, of which the scientist can know nothing if he
    • radius where actual material knowledge is concerned, but
    • so true is it that these facts concerning a knowledge of the
    • The Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment.
    • him, actual. Poets who were also seers have known of the
    • hardly known; and when our opponents speak of it, he who
    • does know is at once able to recognise by the objections
    • all such as merely acknowledge a soul, or spirit, to which
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    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • know that the oxygen of the air circulates through our organism
    • 13th or 14th century are quite unknown. Then it would happen
    • acquired again by spiritual-scientific knowledge livingly
    • must think livingly upon the knowledge of spiritual science,
    • not know why, for there is no inner necessity in it. And yet so
    • there were many people — men of knowledge who stood in
    • self-evident. To Descartes, as you know, is due the saying ‘I
    • when a man sees a shadow, he knows the shadow points to some
    • that even the things we know from this source or from that
    • today. You must attempt to feel it knowingly, to know it
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    • affairs upon any knowledge of this kind. I answered that I had given
    • Science has acquired a magnificent knowledge of the world and we are
    • Beings to whom man was known to be related just as he is related to
    • wanders over the Earth without knowing what kind of being he really
    • is. He knows, but even then only from tradition, that the word ‘man’
    • essence, the soul and the spirit of the world of stars must be known
    • indications can be given. Knowing something of the spiritual teachings
    • is drawn from a deeper knowledge of the world and is something more
    • knowledge of man's relationship to the universe beyond the Earth. It
    • is little known, for example, that when the Sun is shining upon the
    • Neither is there any knowledge of the fact that these forces are
    • self-observation, self-knowledge and consciousness of his own Ego.
    • During the Greek epoch, as you know, the Sun stood in the
    • there is not always knowledge of the essentials. Historical traditions
    • we must press forward to this cosmic wisdom, to the knowledge that the
    • The spherical form of the head — this was known to be connected
    • this knowledge was the outcome of ancient clairvoyance, hence the
    • times when there was instinctive knowledge of these things: huntsman,
    • is thus recognised and acknowledged will it be possible to understand
    • led, were to remain, and if man were to wander on Earth knowing
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    • We have heard how in accordance with anthroposophical knowledge, the
    • the arm or hand is making, but we do not know how the power of
    • the will operates in the organism. We know as little about that as
    • You know from many anthroposophical lectures that from the time of
    • knows nothing of this and he dreams of all sorts of things lying
    • cognition — give us knowledge of what lies on the other side of
    • vantage-point, know that the experience arising in the period between
    • and more deeply entangled in materialism. You all know that, normally,
    • being when it is known that his form and structure derive from the
    • We know how the Spiritual in man is gradually absorbed by other
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    • necessary that what we gain from an anthroposophical knowledge of
    • higher worlds should be carried into actual life, that we should know
    • from the Spiritual. Modern man does not really know the world.
    • He talks a great deal about the world but he does not know it,
    • by the Spiritual. This knowledge is not acquired by studying abstract,
    • purposes of life in its immediate reality, it is necessary to know how
    • a Guardian Angel’ and he feels no desire for detailed knowledge of how
    • think about things instead of trying to know them from inside
    • depths of human nature in order to acquire a real knowledge of life.
    • knowledge of the periods he spends between death and a new birth.
    • knowledge.
    • I am not now referring to your external, intellectual knowledge but to
    • the kind of knowledge which you develop in your spiritual body,
    • during sleep, in the form of an intimate knowledge of Nature of which
    • unconscious Nature-wisdom, this concrete knowledge of spirituality in
    • What we know of our will is only the illumination thrown upon it by
    • unreceptive to the knowledge of Nature which should be infused into
    • separation to those who know the reality of the spiritual bond between
    • importance of which is so well known to Anthroposophy.
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    • arrived too late to hear the clergyman of Rammenau, well known
    • might perhaps repeat the sermon by heart; it is known that he can
    • and it was this acquired knowledge of men which found expression
    • by the knowledge that the people dearest to him had sunk into
    • supreme impulse, could illuminate the whole domain of knowledge for
    • the highest that no higher ideal of knowledge could ever be found,
    • be able to link his own existence with it, that is to say, to know
    • senses. The source of all knowing must rise in the depth of the Ego
    • see, people nowadays do not know how to recite inwardly. But people
    • ignorance, or if they know anything it is a kind of knowledge
    • external knowledge whatever. We must apprehend the existence of God
    • presented his theory of knowledge, his outlook on the world.
    • the course of the term. Everyone knows how professors generally
    • take such a falling-off; anyone who has any experience knows that
    • historical knowledge, not for intellectual knowledge. And
    • knowledge, he continued as follows: — “Now as to the
    • spirit; and whoever knows the spirit can perceive behind all
    • water. Anybody who knows the intimate family affection in Fichte's
    • longer know anything. We have arrived at an epoch in which we see
    • which we know perhaps as well as our critics, perhaps better. We
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    • To know of the newborn king is my wish.
    • after spiritual knowledge we are able to do so, because through our
    • knowledge of these Christmas plays we may well say that we were merely
    • human being, and art, than is known today in our modern theaters or
    • one from the region known as the Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz). If we
    • when such a thing as the tree of knowledge in paradise is mentioned.
    • they were shown the tree of knowledge or the tree of life they knew to
    • purified through spiritual knowledge, that this wellspring can take in
    • flowed to us from spirit knowledge throughout the entire year. When
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    • must enter more and more into human knowledge because, from our time
    • of ours will show that a real and deep knowledge of this poem, as
    • has been known for so short a time in the West, yet its
    • civilization really know of Eastern culture before it became
    • that have only become known in this last century, very little
    • civilization has had no direct knowledge of what is actually the
    • this soul, to have knowledge of him who is speaking such sublime
    • now to have knowledge of it. Then it will have the possibility of
    • to him. It may sound paradoxical, but I know that those who can
    • have a beautiful, poetic picture that Western man knows and that means much
    • matter of belief, but of knowledge. We are however only at the
    • lead us to knowledge. The second picture is much nearer to us. It
    • what he says — I know I am now saying something paradoxical
    • what they could no longer have knowledge; believe in what was for
    • know that history, philosophy and other branches of knowledge may
    • just said.” I know too that those who speak like this do not
    • wrestled with another kind of human knowledge, with those ideas,
    • knowledge, are now once more seeking to make connection with the
    • deeply moved by the impending battle of the brothers? We know that
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    • undergo the experience of doubting all truth and all knowledge. We
    • longer knows, but that in those ancient times was a primeval teaching
    • girl knows his theorem?” It would be stupid to conclude that
    • and herring, but “fish” they do not know. They have no
    • extend to such abstract generalization. They know individual trees,
    • but “tree” they do not know. Thinking in such general
    • come from super-sensible, spiritual knowledge. It was not understood
    • the whole of evolution, the starting-point for the knowledge of
    • you open yourself to the regions of the spiritual and know that your
    • of the abyss. You know with certainty, “Now I am connected with
    • passes from one incarnation to the next. The soul wakens to know
    • and knows in himself, but lives and feels and knows together
    • of his planet, earth. We shall see that this is possible. We know
    • you know nothing of it. But I have this consciousness in myself when
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    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment
    • has lived through as though in a dream, and will know that at the
    • for such an experience. But one who has had it knows full well that
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • fate. When we have had such a dream remembrance, we know full well
    • circumstances needed to bring about this misfortune. We did not know
    • have an extended area of knowledge and conviction. In ordinary life
    • We did not know that all the time our soul had another wider life
    • evident in our soul. It enters in such a way that we know it has
    • life of soul. We know then, by experience, that our soul-life
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment
    • But the deeper consciousness of which we know nothing does not do
    • knows us better, is stronger in us than our ordinary consciousness.”
    • merely know it in theory but truly experience it, then of necessity
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • even though the latter had actually come to him, he would have known
    • nothing of him, just as we would know nothing of the sense-world if
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    • that enables me to acquire knowledge of other worlds. This power
    • knowledge that it belongs not only to the physical world — this
    • objection might be made. You know that in anthroposophical lectures
    • and gain knowledge of the external science of history — with
    • world now has a different aspect from anything known on the physical
    • enough. The occultist himself knows how easily such objections are
    • to bring down true results of knowledge. What one brings will be a
    • stern realities of the super-sensible world. There we know that the
    • expect them to know anything about it. Yet a healthy human
    • in the usual manner of knowledge in the physical world, or even in
    • to say. We are present at the origin of our knowing or perception.
    • of his knowledge, of his perceptions, in that realm, but truths like
    • not mere judgments arise, but facts; facts that we know we did not
    • different that we get to know it best if we extinguish not only the
    • help us gain knowledge of Krishna; that is to say, of the very
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    • man. As you know, definitions are intended to provide concepts
    • knowledge. Ordinary knowledge would not be possible if processes of
    • knowledge — these same forces, during the last four centuries,
    • very forces Western humanity will be gaining spiritual knowledge.
    • building up the organ needed to allow spiritual knowledge to take its
    • we know that certain occult forces are at work behind his forehead,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • A Road to Self-Knowledge.
    • known world from the unknown. In the last few days I have again come
    • to know yet another aspect.
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    • a truly fundamental knowledge of human evolution. People's thinking
    • knows as philosophy because there was no philosophy in the East in
    • Spirit who prepared the age of self-consciousness. This knowledge is
    • of view to know this Krishna Being more exactly. The following may
    • heights of unknown experience. If now in these ninth and tenth
    • how Being works, the end of all the ages. Nought know I anywhere; no
    • brother-blood is pitted against its like. We know that what Krishna
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    • as he is simply cannot know one part of his being. As he looks out
    • kingdoms of nature. The point is, however, that man gains knowledge
    • within himself, however, he can only gain knowledge of that insofar
    • transcend those three kingdoms he cannot know by the usual
    • methods of knowing nature — not in the least. It is just what
    • enables him to build up systematically a knowledge of those kingdoms
    • outwardly, can see itself, just so little can man gain knowledge of
    • what in himself is there in order that he may acquire knowledge. This
    • knowledge, to acquire knowledge of themselves. Further, it is these
    • human power of acquiring knowledge itself cannot be known by man's
    • usual instrument for knowledge. Recognizing that this power is
    • unknowable, science denies its existence and accordingly considers
    • know in himself those forces that are the actual means of knowledge.
    • knowledge this is not the case. It would be logically possible
    • for a man to confront another man and perceive in him the knowing
    • knowledge involve in the external world? We saw that it involves a
    • develop at all in our waking life when we normally acquire knowledge.
    • would have to be known to realize the full fallacy of materialistic
    • unknown to external natural science, which is only beginning to
    • we can gather that in self-knowledge man's creative forces, the real
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    • certain things hitherto kept secret and really known to but very few
    • enter the general development of mankind will remain occult knowledge
    • remained a secret. The people who came later did not know the real
    • in the widest circles has remained unknown as to its real nature,
    • person, who does not know what European spiritual evolution really
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • Knowledge, fully conscious picture-consciousness, permeated by the
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • Vedantic and Sankhya philosophies, because there, without knowing it,
    • kingdoms that surround him. His mode and quality of knowledge is
    • process. This is idle fantasy. In his pursuit of knowledge man does
    • his clairvoyant knowledge, he feels that with his ordinary mode of
    • knowledge he enters a new condition, a new relation to knowledge,
    • knowledge is the sattwa condition. In the intermediate stage of
    • Knowledge in the higher
    • Knowledge in our everyday environment is the condition of sattwa;
    • knowledge of such living concepts as sattwa, rajas, and tamas, we
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    • to we would only be describing the unknown by the unknown.
    • time the man who can give himself up to knowledge as penetrating as
    • our present knowledge of the mineral kingdom is a sattwa man. For the
    • Indian he was not one who had such knowledge, but was one who went
    • different from our own. While we dwell on the physical plane we know
    • For the ancient Indian, to know well about this threefold nature of
    • to, dissolved in, a part of. Learn to know that all that is there
    • Then wilt thou contrast thyself with it; know that in thine own
    • and know that thou canst live without feeling thyself bound up with
    • know the external, and therefore had to go through the long course of
    • self-consciousness, and this creates an impulse to know the divinity
    • work with us must know that we have taken for our banner the humble,
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    • worlds. It is from the higher worlds that the knowledge and the
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • becomes for him a matter of knowledge, equally with his knowledge of
    • characteristic of knowing quickly, let us say, how one ought to behave
    • experiencing. One is indeed entering into the unknown, and this is at
    • and again to the thought that knowing about something makes no
    • moment to know that something bad is going to happen in an hour's
    • time, and that nothing he can do could prevent it, his knowledge of it
    • would probably cause him anxiety and fear. But his knowledge does not
    • altered by the fact of knowing about it?
    • Initiation, then comes to a very remarkable piece of knowledge: the
    • knowledge that in a certain sense things are in a bad way with regard
    • meditation on the thought: Things cannot be altered by knowing about
    • cannot be altered by knowing about them, one expels a great part of
    • knowledge of our time one requires only intellectual qualities. In
    • Initiation. Through inner experience he must come to know what these
    • physical plane; and a world in which a man can live only when he knows
    • then comes when he knows that there are eyes in this physical body,
    • taken away. He now knows nothing but: “Thou hast won thy way
    • to the Gate of Death.” For the person knows now what is meant by
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    • know that we are looking only for natural laws and that moral
    • birth. He then learns to know the kind of experience these souls are
    • and in earlier times afflicted by well-known pestilences. One need but
    • into political economy a knowledge of the law of slothfulness finds
    • Everyone with a mere smattering of learning knows how the Earth's
    • this is theoretical knowledge. But the seer has direct perception of
    • we know that they cannot go to sleep as they like, owing to their
    • or until autumn comes. Concerning man we know that in our time, and
    • of them, then he comes to know something very strange — it is as
    • mere playing with words. One knows then that every person, when on
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    • Initiate. In other cases, the man would know only that his soul had
    • of man. He learns also to know certain beings associated with the
    • for a man of the present time. It is the longing to know something of
    • of it all? I know nothing about that being who passes from incarnation
    • to incarnation! I know solely about those beings who in each new
    • Zarathustra that men were able to absorb into their occult knowledge
    • through cosmic realms and have come to know the beings and forces that
    • beings whom he has already come to know, and who make it clear to him
    • Being, and it can know that this Being is really there, but that it is
    • Thou art, and only then can I know that which takes the essential
    • when Thou tellest me this can I know what my innermost nature is as
    • man!” And mute remains the Being with whom the aspirant knows
    • self-knowledge arises, to know what a man is — and yet the Being
    • aspirant knows at once through his own vision. An earthly birth arises
    • the birth from this Being, the aspirant knows: It is born from Him, it
    • spiritual world. The aspirant knows this. Thus he does not say: Now a
    • tormented by the thirst for knowledge, the yearning for knowledge, and
    • knowledge of the spiritual worlds, but could not be satisfied.
    • a person die, when one knows that he is passing out of the physical
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    • The Being formerly known spiritually as the Creative Word first became
    • localities. Hostility to the Grail. Klingsor. The fastness known as
    • the Cosmic Power known as Isis in the Egyptian Mysteries. From the
    • enemy and torn away from her. But we have also come to know the
    • The Being who had been known spiritually to human souls in earlier
    • form. We know that in the third post-Atlantean epoch the emphasis was
    • the Middle Ages as a legendary being, but is well known to anyone
    • known in occultism and in legend as Calot bobot.
    • beings in whose souls there were occult forces, the one known to
    • revealed to him who has come to know the nature of the Mysteries. In
    • and one would like to forget everything one knows from biographies of
    • the inner organisation. Those who know the secrets of human
    • very clever, says he understands these things and knows they are
    • infused with inner spiritual knowledge. Man must overcome the two
    • it. Man must come to have knowledge of the spiritual worlds. Only
    • pours out spiritual knowledge over the Consciousness Soul — only
    • the Consciousness Soul with spiritual knowledge; that is, with a
    • knowledge that has been understood and grasped spiritually, not a
    • knowledge built up on authority.
    • person takes into account all that modern knowledge and education are
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    • be common knowledge. Why is this? The reason is that humanity is
    • In the Middle Ages, occult truths were known in the Rosicrucian
    • It does not require any very profound knowledge to realise the
    • Although his scientific knowledge was far less, man of olden times had
    • aspirations, and the home of their soul. Today, we have knowledge of
    • The beloved became the stranger, the unknown. Love — which in days of
    • What, in effect, is Theology? A knowledge of God imposed from without
    • Theosophy? A knowledge of God which blossoms like a flower in the
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    • the brow is lacking. Occultism, knowing that physical man is but an
    • of those who truly know in face of those who do not. The tragic
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    • Stone, known to the Rosicrucians. In a German magazine published
    • writer says: “Everyone contacts it frequently although he knows
    • All the world knows that man inhales oxygen and exhales carbonic acid.
    • acid it absorbs? It builds up its own body. We know that the corpse of
    • occult properties, known to the Druids who spoke of it as the most
    • knowledge, Jehovah is wrath. Lucifer is here understood as the fallen
    • God who instills into man the desire for personal knowledge. This sets
    • following saying of the Rosicrucian Order: “Know, O man, that
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    • A law known to occultism is that with every new stage of evolution, an
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    • and the world of sense — which in olden times were known only to
    • Initiates — have become public property. Knowledge possessed by science
    • always known that which all men were destined, in time, to know. That
    • We know that hypnosis induces a different state of consciousness, not
    • saying: “One must have tasted human flesh before one can know
    • whether it is good to eat. And you know nothing about it
    • The Initiator knows that he who is master must also be servant. It is
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    • magical power — a fact well known to occultists. By repeating these
    • Christ, for to know the inner Christ is also to recognise the outer
    • There were ages in the history of man when wine was not known. In the
    • days of the Vedas it was practically unknown. In the ages when there
    • man began to drink wine, however, the knowledge of re-incarnation
    • little by little, men lost their instinctive knowledge of
    • of logical and scientific understanding of Nature. The knowledge of
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    • of soul and heroic courage. He must cease to know physical or moral
    • In the course of the stage in the Christian initiation known as the
    • Crowning with Thorns, there arises the phenomenon known as the
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    • senses — to known, misunderstood, and unknown senses: so speaks she with
    • world is that it teaches man to know himself. Feelings and passions
    • learns true self knowledge in contemplating the images of his passions
    • This astral self-knowledge occurs in an abnormal way in those who are
    • knowledge. But in order that man may learn on the Earth, he must be
    • Knowledge of life in the astral world leads us to a conclusion of
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    • seer knows that the faculties which may be transmuted into organs of
    • The heart will be the brain of the chest — an organ of knowledge.
    • humanity, past, present and future, as it was known in the ancient
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    • knows the Earth. Why, then, should he return? This objection would be
    • occultist knows that the flora and fauna of Earth are shaped by forces
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    • world proper. This path was known to all the occult schools and even
    • reverse. We know that matter can pass through the most solid to the
    • Lohengrin, the knight who comes from an unknown country, from the
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    • same as it is today. It is known that the brow of prehistoric man was
    • memory. Their knowledge was based, not upon the relations between
    • unknown, into a universe of another order. And yet there are analogies
    • earthly and planetary experiences are known. Such a mind could live
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    • The Earth-soul is much more sublime than the soul of man and man knows
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    • We know that before developing to its present stage, our Earth passed
    • Truth to tell, man only knows what is mineral in the universe. He does
    • not know the essential laws underlying the animal's life of instinct
    • But even though man knows only the mineral, at least he has it in his
    • And when man knows how to impart life to what is highest in him, these
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    • differentiated thus giving birth to the three bodies as we now know
    • man and animal. Thus occult knowledge reveals the forces that are at
    • moon, neither plants nor animals nor human beings existed as we know
    • different kingdoms on earth have become as we now know them: the plant
    • known as Jupiter. This will be followed by a period of Venus where we
    • Physical science as yet only knows of the terrestrial crust, a mineral
    • which is the very opposite of what we know. It is negative life, the
    • 4) The fourth layer is known as water-earth, soul-earth, or
    • 5) This layer is known as the earth of growth. It contains the
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    • Nature, very different from those we know. Our mineral kingdom did not
    • birth as we know it, but by some other means. Certain parts of the
    • reflections of the Divine — not knowledge but belief. The contradiction
    • in the bosom of the Gods. All science, all knowledge of the outer
    • “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you
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    • who have not known the Mysteries. Through Christianity, certain
    • epoch there has been a difference between esoteric truth as known to
    • outer, historical circumstances. Theology today only knows the shell
    • idealism, but upon a realisation born of a knowledge of the higher
    • worlds. Such was the knowledge possessed by the author of the
    • superiority of the scholar in our modern age lies in a knowledge
    • knowledge has descended to the physical world, to the world we know
    • so well. But from now onwards we must strive to reach a knowledge of
    • different from those we know. At the end of the seventh epoch there
    • end to Atlantis, and the subsequent eras will know a spirituality
    • embraced all the manifold aspects of man as we know him today in the
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    • know that when one first meets the scriptures one adopts the
    • gotten to know the realities of the astral world which lies
    • give you an example of the difference between just knowing,
    • we need not necessarily really know him for what he is. I
    • sat between Mendelsohn and someone else she did not know. She
    • beside her unknown, he was a bore. This is the difference
    • between seeing and understanding, between just knowing and
    • lectures will know that there are seven such organs. They are
    • Gospel. Don't misunderstand me. I know many will say: If all
    • has however this meaning: The knowledge, the Word which
    • higher knowledge. Where does this light shine? In the
    • which in its fullness represents the Christ. When you know
    • mature and ready to receive knowledge on the mental or
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    • make it alive in us, we come to know the Christian
    • initiation. Those who know other forms of occult training and
    • are aware that there are other paths of initiation, also know
    • ways. These are known to most of you. Those who have already
    • some contact with spiritual life know that there is an
    • know this does not have any influence. When however, a person
    • seventh stage is known as the ascension into heaven.
    • lived sentence by sentence. If one has lived it, one knows
    • vanishes, and every doubt disappears, if one knows that what
    • everything took place knows that he speaks the truth and says
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    • last lecture we came to know the Christian initiation, but it
    • all times, ever since there were men as we know them on
    • know them as morally advanced pupils and initiates after
    • a raven the neophyte carried the knowledge acquired in the
    • particular stage of initiation that one really knows what
    • Nathanael is here acknowledged as an initiate of the fifth
    • grade. This means that he had learned to know what for us men
    • tastes of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. One partakes of
    • the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge the moment one is able to
    • eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, should also eat of the Tree
    • Nathanael is addressed as one who knows. It is implied: We
    • know this stage also know that ordinary life is an embryonic
    • Christianity knows nothing of this teaching of reincarnation.
    • God, a God in the next world, was unknown in those days.
    • could not be clearer. You know the orthodox explanation.
    • That it was so, is especially revealed in the scene known as
    • he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
    • know nothing of reincarnation and karma, so that they were
    • spiritual truths. They brought down a vast knowledge of the
    • did not know how to use the forces of nature in everyday
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    • knowledge of it was confined to circles of Initiates, to occult
    • this knowledge. Not much was known about the knowledge or the activities
    • but his knowledge derived from one.
    • knowledge, it had to be restricted to those who were adequately prepared;
    • the others received its blessings only. This knowledge was not intended
    • between knowledge and faith. What is necessary today is to attain to
    • higher knowledge by the paths of learning.
    • led to the making public of this knowledge, however, was the invention
    • hear of it. But knowledge of the material world was spread abroad and
    • made popular through books; hence arose the conflict between knowledge
    • great treasure of occult knowledge of all ages to be made accessible
    • been known to the Initiates, implies a condition of consciousness different
    • Anyone who wants to know
    • The astral body is the seat of everything we know as desire, passion,
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    • one speaks of the knowledge of higher realms posssed by Initiates but
    • the following effect: What use to us is this knowledge you say you have
    • to become widely known — Helen Keller. In her second year she
    • the poets, both classical and modern; she also has a good knowledge
    • speak with knowledge she shares in our familiar world.
    • has true knowledge of the visible world unless he knows something also
    • We get to know the astral
    • worry about the knowledge of higher worlds so long we are good men and
    • will be effective; but a knowledge of the truth gives morality a sound
    • form of knowledge of the truth.
    • a saying which can now be made known: In the astral world, every lie
    • only by someone who has knowledge of the higher worlds. How readily
    • When we make this truth known we are not preaching morality but laying
    • element; every lie, an element hostile to life. Anyone who knows this
    • wants to know something about Caesar: he will take some little incident
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    • All the Gospel sayings have a deep meaning, and we come to know their
    • I enter into the person or the animal and come to know what the other
    • came to know better, but her error clung to her astral husk.
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    • the sixth and fourteenth years is taken up with acquiring knowledge:
    • and had only the most primitive knowledge of how to light a fire or
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    • know a little about the nature of Devachan; now we have to ask how the
    • bliss of Devachan; but anyone who has any knowledge of it will use few
    • different. As soon as an Initiate enters that plane, he comes to know
    • have to see the activity of discarnate human beings; and we know how
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    • quite naturally, so that the child will believe before it has knowledge
    • intellectual knowledge, not only educational principles and insights; it
    • it may equally cheer me to know that I can frame my future destiny myself.
    • only at the higher stages of clairvoyant knowledge. Much more important
    • help would have any effect: as it is, I know that my help will have
    • This harmony has always existed; the law of karma has always been known
    • The Redeemer knows that
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    • you in finding evidence for this, because it knows nothing of astral
    • knowledge of it survived. The Bible has a true saying, very often
    • everything literally because through his spiritual knowledge he can see
    • very widespread today, which was hardly known a hundred years ago —
    • illness would never have appeared. The occult teacher knows that if this
    • we know that some of the characteristics of a father and his ancestors
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    • all knowledge, from the highest to the lowest, is the outcome of what
    • from fundamental observation of how thinking can go wrong. Knowledge
    • long trial and error could a store of knowledge be built up. All this
    • about evil, illness and pain cannot be answered without knowledge of
    • thing-in-itself as something unknowable by man. But in fact there are
    • no limits to knowledge, for man can find, in everything he sees around
    • From individual instances known to occult science we may come to the
    • An example known to occult
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    • the planet we know, it was a very different one. At the beginning of
    • the same as the Moon we know today; it was the third incarnation of the
    • forms were quite different from those we know today.
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    • settled them in the district now known as the Gobi Desert. There a small
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XI: The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs
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    • the Brown-man can understand that speech also. He knows when a storm
    • Indian culture. No poetry or tradition tells us about this it is known
    • come by the path of knowledge to recognise the wisdom in external nature,
    • and thus to rediscover something which the ancient Atlanteans had known
    • its own task. Present-day man knows nothing of what the third and fourth
    • reactionaries; they know that the age of materialism was necessary. Just
    • talk of Theosophy today, but we know that when we come to reborn in
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    • will gradually become able to gain knowledge for themselves. You should
    • will gain knowledge through your dreams, provided only that you pay
    • activate the lotus-flowers, and where do they come from? We know that
    • who studies these books and knows nothing of Theosophy might find his
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    • private means whose capital is invested without his knowledge in a
    • How does he do it? The secret has always been known to the European
    • but without knowing that it is the Philosopher's Stone.” This is an
    • Now we know that carbon
    • occultist knows that breath imbued with rhythm is life-promoting and
    • known as Dharana.
    • can be followed with the advice of a teacher who knows what has to be
    • of Christian Initiation. He will know by two signs, an outer and an
    • to know all that exists as evil and wickedness in the world. This is
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    • occult schools came to higher knowledge. Today I will try to describe,
    • knowledge men would be confused in matters of religious faith. Therefore a
    • the discord between faith and knowledge. In the Middle Ages the most
    • a long time afterwards those who had made headway in scientific knowledge
    • could not conceive of any contradictions between knowledge and faith.
    • that the highest knowledge of mundane things is thoroughly compatible
    • with the highest knowledge of spiritual truths. It is precisely through
    • training may be described in two words: true self-knowledge. The
    • two forms of self-knowledge — the lower form, called by the
    • overcome the lower self, and the higher form of self-knowledge which is
    • self-knowledge? It consists in the recognition of our everyday self, of
    • he will be on the way to true self-knowledge.
    • Self-knowledge is one of the hardest things to acquire, and it is
    • precisely those who think they know themselves best who are most likely
    • and it, too, is related to the lower form of self-knowledge.
    • Higher self-knowledge
    • my higher self and to withdraw from the world; I want to know nothing
    • a false self-knowledge, and, as I have said, it can be very dangerous.
    • but to seek to know the Great Self which shines down into us. The lower
    • to know the Divine. “Know thyself” means also “Overcome
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    • medical knowledge. Well, of course, it is always good to acquire
    • knowledge. But the important thing here is to realize absolutely
    • into the world with bits and pieces of medical knowledge without this
    • can have knowledge of the general procedure for a foot operation, but
    • someone will be acknowledged as a physician if the requirements of
    • knowledge priests need in order to work as pastors, not only with
    • at first this may remain unknown to the ordinary consciousness. You
    • their working together were to consist of priests knowing a few
    • like to know why they should work together. Why should an experienced
    • physician. The priest will know as much about being a doctor as is
    • needed to know and the physician as much about the vocation of the
    • priest as is needed to know. And then in time we will see to what
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    • branches of human knowledge must be liberated from a certain coarse
    • nature can be understood with the methods of knowledge that are
    • Out of the knowledge
    • astral body on the other side. With knowledge of this fact we are
    • well-schooled), will know from their esoteric background that the
    • their priest they come out with such speeches. They claim to know
    • human beings must know themselves. And they demand complete knowledge
    • them, to what they know. Much of what is taught in theology,
    • really lead to fundamental esoteric knowledge. But it can also be
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    • our anthroposophical knowledge. After the preparatory condition I
    • feel themselves, know themselves in the most eminent sense to be
    • entirely united with what they are experiencing. They know this first
    • know the whole inner process.
    • spiritual world. We know that the etheric body is formed before the
    • knowledge of the substance that can be used as a remedy because of
    • individuals — they will know how St. Teresa's etheric body
    • learn to know the healing power to be found in the piercing activity
    • see, in ordinary life people don't have a true knowledge of time. How
    • theoretical knowledge but really living into the things. Physicians
    • our epoch. You know how distasteful it is to some people to accept
    • an impulse of free will — and, all that can be known of the
    • whole human being, all the complications. One only learns to know
    • human nature when one learns to know it with all its complications.
    • knowledge of human nature. The problem of freedom in connection with
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    • irresponsibility as the physician and the priest must know them.
    • knowledge. The knowledge really sheds light on the relation between
    • Knowledge of these
    • in health and in illness. For what do we really know of a human
    • being, shall we say in the eleventh or twelfth year, if we don't know
    • science hardly knows anything. Aristotle taught it to Alexander when
    • They will know that they can judge pretty accurately from people's
    • that must be brought again into our knowledge of the human being if
    • that knowledge is to have any beneficial influence, if it is to be
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    • We must now go on from the knowledge we have gained
    • know this second type of person in the way I have indicated for the
    • know them if one has some particular opportunity or if one has
    • cultivated the corresponding faculties. One learns to know them best
    • restless, for he would love another fine meal, and he knows that the
    • next place he'll reach has frightful food. He knows that, for his
    • And they never know in one condition of consciousness any of the
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    • understand an illness unless one knows its cause.
    • believed that illness comes from sin. For they know they themselves
    • are right, that sin comes from illness. And they know with absolute
    • people were extraordinarily fond of animals. You know that oriental
    • own great genius has to be acknowledged — is the fact that he
    • know that, one cannot carry it into the aura of the sacrament. But if
    • possibilities, with their knowledge of nature and spirit, to pursue
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    • as happening the same way within us. But one should know that this is
    • breathing and circulation as we already know it from current natural
    • spiritual science knows that in warmth one has to do with a separate
    • sense process. As it is now, people know only the peripheral aspects
    • things were known and put into practice instinctively. But modern
    • contemporary knowledge, for they will no longer have to reject this
    • knowledge. The physiology of the senses has gathered tremendous
    • behind it there is much that remains unknown to us. Karma is active
    • takes care of us in that way Johannes Müller, the well-known
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    • One knows clearly: “now I am in the etheric world.” Thus when
    • the whole world. Now we know that with each sun ray shining down upon
    • the paths of outgoing karma? To know that, we must acquaint ourselves
    • disturbing elements in our karma is this knowledge, this insight that
    • into us lovingly if we wish it; it is what we know in physical life
    • being comprises the whole world. This is the knowledge we would like
    • to bring to medicine again, knowledge it once had. The world will
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    • alternate between waking and sleeping. You all know in general what
    • bodies, we know that by virtue of what these bodies are, certain
    • knowledge, that psychopaths and the so-called mentally disturbed are
    • must know, because in reality one heals the human being through the
    • but they will never know why
    • it helps — because they will never know just where the spirit
    • This is a fact that physicians should know — as well as the
    • knows it well. While they are in their somnambulistic condition, they
    • dreams. And then, as every initiate knows, we observe that the dreams
    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • sustained by spiritual knowledge and enriched by scientific research.
    • able to cope with natural laws in a living way, and not just know
    • them abstractly. With abstract knowledge of them one has not yet even
    • know them in their healthy normality through the dreams in the
    • learned to know the inner relation of humanity to the spiritual
    • This knowledge should
    • already united in their knowledge of such facts as these. That is
    • of knowledge from what others have. By contrast, the idea that some
    • certain knowledge. Those who possess this knowledge obviously belong
    • this knowledge.
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    • is perpetrated throughout our present civilization. You surely know
    • knowledge of them is sought precisely in the field of medicine and in
    • This can only happen if we really develop our knowledge of the human
    • being. Humans cannot be known by uncreative thoughts, because by
    • one wants knowledge. With today's passive thinking one can only
    • details of knowledge one finally sees the difference between the
    • determined otherwise than by time and space as we know them, through
    • without our knowledge. People, say, who work in an office —
    • hikes. Only they don't know the real reason — but that doesn't
    • find that the concrete details relate to broad knowledge and
    • why even Serenissimus came to the end of his knowledge when newly
    • know all that — but how you know what that star's name is, that
    • possessed only a narrow human knowledge, while the knowledge of the
    • learns to know them as they are. They are there; they do show
    • And one does not know where they come from.
    • begins. Beings come out of the pictures and make themselves known. We
    • learn to know the direction it should take in its observation of the
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    • into spiritual realms and found knowledge there that led to valuable
    • human being to their knowledge that after the metamorphosis they
    • they were led to a place where they could learn to know the
    • have learned to know the nature of human illnesses. For that leads to
    • spiritual world. One way to know about the spiritual world was to
    • consciousness, and let us compare the two states. We know that in
    • physician's task to know how a person fallen to subnature is brought
    • knowledge. This living knowledge that they attain will be different
    • from the current conventional knowledge. If today you open your
    • general human attitude. It is the nature of real knowledge that it
    • separate pieces of medical knowledge bring one a step further toward
    • Christ. A great sum of knowledge and life experience can be acquired
    • are theologians today who do not want to know anything about the
  • Title: Broken Vessels: Lecture 1
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    • medical knowledge. Well, of course, it is always good to acquire
    • knowledge. But the important thing here is to realize absolutely
    • into the world with bits and pieces of medical knowledge without this
    • can have knowledge of the general procedure for a foot operation, but
    • someone will be acknowledged as a physician if the requirements of
    • knowledge priests need in order to work as pastors, not only with
    • at first this may remain unknown to the ordinary consciousness. You
    • their working together were to consist of priests knowing a few
    • like to know why they should work together. Why should an experienced
    • physician. The priest will know as much about being a doctor as is
    • needed to know and the physician as much about the vocation of the
    • priest as is needed to know. And then in time we will see to what
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    • branches of human knowledge must be liberated from a certain coarse
    • nature can be understood with the methods of knowledge that are
    • Out of the knowledge
    • astral body on the other side. With knowledge of this fact we are
    • well-schooled), will know from their esoteric background that the
    • their priest they come out with such speeches. They claim to know
    • human beings must know themselves. And they demand complete knowledge
    • them, to what they know. Much of what is taught in theology,
    • really lead to fundamental esoteric knowledge. But it can also be
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    • our anthroposophical knowledge. After the preparatory condition I
    • feel themselves, know themselves in the most eminent sense to be
    • entirely united with what they are experiencing. They know this first
    • know the whole inner process.
    • spiritual world. We know that the etheric body is formed before the
    • knowledge of the substance that can be used as a remedy because of
    • individuals — they will know how St. Teresa's etheric body
    • learn to know the healing power to be found in the piercing activity
    • see, in ordinary life people don't have a true knowledge of time. How
    • theoretical knowledge but really living into the things. Physicians
    • our epoch. You know how distasteful it is to some people to accept
    • an impulse of free will — and, all that can be known of the
    • whole human being, all the complications. One only learns to know
    • human nature when one learns to know it with all its complications.
    • knowledge of human nature. The problem of freedom in connection with
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    • irresponsibility as the physician and the priest must know them.
    • knowledge. The knowledge really sheds light on the relation between
    • Knowledge of these
    • in health and in illness. For what do we really know of a human
    • being, shall we say in the eleventh or twelfth year, if we don't know
    • science hardly knows anything. Aristotle taught it to Alexander when
    • They will know that they can judge pretty accurately from people's
    • that must be brought again into our knowledge of the human being if
    • that knowledge is to have any beneficial influence, if it is to be
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    • KNOWLEDGE in one direction, of individuals who, although not exactly
    • know this second type of person in the way I have indicated for the
    • know them if one has some particular opportunity or if one has
    • cultivated the corresponding faculties. One learns to know them best
    • restless, for he would love another fine meal, and he knows that the
    • next place he'll reach has frightful food. He knows that, for his
    • And they never know in one condition of consciousness any of the
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    • understand an illness unless one knows its cause.
    • believed that illness comes from sin. For they know they themselves
    • are right, that sin comes from illness. And they know with absolute
    • people were extraordinarily fond of animals. You know that oriental
    • own great genius has to be acknowledged — is the fact that he
    • know that, one cannot carry it into the aura of the sacrament. But if
    • possibilities, with their knowledge of nature and spirit, to pursue
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    • as happening the same way within us. But one should know that this is
    • breathing and circulation as we already know it from current natural
    • spiritual science knows that in warmth one has to do with a separate
    • sense process. As it is now, people know only the peripheral aspects
    • things were known and put into practice instinctively. But modern
    • contemporary knowledge, for they will no longer have to reject this
    • knowledge. The physiology of the senses has gathered tremendous
    • behind it there is much that remains unknown to us. Karma is active
    • takes care of us in that way Johannes Müller, the well-known
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    • One knows clearly: now I am in the etheric world.” Thus when
    • the whole world. Now we know that with each sun ray shining down upon
    • the paths of outgoing karma? To know that, we must acquaint ourselves
    • disturbing elements in our karma is this knowledge, this insight that
    • into us lovingly if we wish it; it is what we know in physical life
    • being comprises the whole world. This is the knowledge we would like
    • to bring to medicine again, knowledge it once had. The world will
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    • alternate between waking and sleeping. You all know in general what
    • bodies, we know that by virtue of what these bodies are, certain
    • knowledge, that psychopaths and the so-called mentally disturbed are
    • must know, because in reality one heals the human being through the
    • but they will never know why
    • it helps — because they will never know just where the spirit
    • This is a fact that physicians should know — as well as the
    • knows it well. While they are in their somnambulistic condition, they
    • dreams. And then, as every initiate knows, we observe that the dreams
    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • sustained by spiritual knowledge and enriched by scientific research.
    • able to cope with natural laws in a living way, and not just know
    • them abstractly. With abstract knowledge of them one has not yet even
    • know them in their healthy normality through the dreams in the
    • learned to know the inner relation of humanity to the spiritual
    • This knowledge should
    • already united in their knowledge of such facts as these. That is
    • of knowledge from what others have. By contrast, the idea that some
    • certain knowledge. Those who possess this knowledge obviously belong
    • this knowledge.
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    • is perpetrated throughout our present civilization. You surely know
    • knowledge of them is sought precisely in the field of medicine and in
    • This can only happen if we really develop our knowledge of the human
    • being. Humans cannot be known by uncreative thoughts, because by
    • one wants knowledge. With today's passive thinking one can only
    • details of knowledge one finally sees the difference between the
    • determined otherwise than by time and space as we know them, through
    • without our knowledge. People, say, who work in an office —
    • hikes. Only they don't know the real reason — but that doesn't
    • find that the concrete details relate to broad knowledge and
    • why even Serenissimus came to the end of his knowledge when newly
    • know all that — but how you know what that star's name is, that
    • possessed only a narrow human knowledge, while the knowledge of the
    • learns to know them as they are. They are there; they do show
    • And one does not know where they come from.
    • begins. Beings come out of the pictures and make themselves known. We
    • learn to know the direction it should take in its observation of the
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    • into spiritual realms and found knowledge there that led to valuable
    • human being to their knowledge that after the metamorphosis they
    • they were led to a place where they could learn to know the
    • have learned to know the nature of human illnesses. For that leads to
    • spiritual world. One way to know about the spiritual world was to
    • consciousness, and let us compare the two states. We know that in
    • physician's task to know how a person fallen to subnature is brought
    • knowledge. This living knowledge that they attain will be different
    • from the current conventional knowledge. If today you open your
    • general human attitude. It is the nature of real knowledge that it
    • separate pieces of medical knowledge bring one a step further toward
    • Christ. A great sum of knowledge and life experience can be acquired
    • are theologians today who do not want to know anything about the
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    • record known as Genesis, the description of the creation of the world
    • of, when we deal with the opening words of the Bible. You know of
    • these lectures we shall learn to know them better, and to describe
    • old had known that our earth, after having passed through its
    • possible for man to become man as we know him. In none of the earlier
    • existence were weaving its fabric — how best do we come to know
    • Beings. To begin with, however, we can come to know one aspect of
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    • even in a position to know why this should be so, or to perceive why
    • You know that in the
    • scientific knowledge we call to mind what it was that, after its passage
    • elementary substances of warmth, air and water, then you know the
    • Elohim. Now you know that these Elohim came over to earth evolution
    • it should rather be regarded as making known their presence
    • spirit. You know what great efforts we Anthroposophists have made to
    • the eggs beneath her. (I know it is a crude illustration, but it does
    • know that at that time there was no separation of what we today call
    • look at this elementary existence as a whole. You know of course from
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    • knowledge, clairvoyant perception, would have been needed for their
    • know as the group-souls of the plants. Today they can only be found
    • that there arose the well-known conflict between realism and
    • so understood. You know that the Vulgate uses the word
    • watery element, what we today know as water, from something which had
    • already know — that after the irradiation from without had
    • human knowledge was still at a very childish level! A fine
    • knowledge to which we can raise ourselves! Must we not ascribe to
    • know that all that man went through during the Saturn, Sun and Moon
    • incarnation. We know that during the Saturn period the first
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    • modern scientific knowledge seems pretty amateurish. I do intend one
    • between our various elements, but that he has no knowledge of any
    • knowledge. It is all there if we know how to interpret it. It is a
    • we may know where we are, we must be able to give them their proper
    • know that then we come to a second hierarchy which we call the Kyriotetes
    • we call Exusiai or Powers, or Spirits of Form. We know from what we
    • First we should like to know what part was played in the Genesis
    • account? Since we know what lofty, sublime Beings the Elohim are, we
    • activities? We know that the chief, the most comprehensive activity
    • will know what difficulty this point has caused the commentators.
    • day, during which we wake and sleep. Now of course you all know how
    • the world in seven such days. You perhaps also know how much labour
    • Now every child today knows that the regulation of our twenty-four-hour
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    • If we know this, we
    • rather thorny subject. Possibly some of you may know that for the
    • For those whose knowledge of physics would qualify them to understand
    • several decades. Anyone who treats of the subject knows that. And the
    • knowledge of occultism would perhaps equip them to understand the
    • essential nature of the Goethean theory, know too little about
    • comes if it knows how to interpret its own findings properly. What
    • out what the position is with regard to the Fire-Spirits. We know
    • cannot think anything through to the end. I have known some of these
    • commentators who have reached the point of acknowledging that the
    • themselves known in the form of successive events in time. A correct
    • we know how to interpret it, the Genesis account refers to Archangels
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    • we know from Spiritual Science, are to be rediscovered in Genesis. We
    • itself primarily to our faculty of knowledge, is maya, or
    • to look at the manifestations, if we scorn to get to know the tools
    • the nature of the earth element. We know well by now that there was
    • evolutions. We know that evolution had to wait, we know that it was
    • element of the Sun, and to the water element of the Moon. We know
    • water, and has risen to an earth existence. We know too who were the
    • would know who it is that brings this about, if we would look beyond
    • masses into cloud. I know quite well that the modern physicist cannot
    • knowledge that in the gathering of the clouds, in that unique process
    • something which comes from nowhere. The seer knows that the Spirits
    • unknown, only dimly sensed. Let us follow up the activity of some
    • tiny child on the threshold of earthly life, we know that a unitary
    • knowledge is only possible when men again seek for the living spirit.
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    • standpoint of modern knowledge a somewhat fanciful one — that
    • before him persons whom he has previously known in life. In the Play,
    • Johannes Thomasius has come to know Professor Capesius and Doctor
    • to himself that he cannot yet know how far this is reality or
    • deception. He does not know whether what the pictures show is an
    • external spiritual reality or not; that is, he does not know whether
    • reality of a being whom he knows on the physical plane — Maria
    • real in the play, only Johannes Thomasius does not know it.
    • of repeating something. Thus to produce what we know today as human,
    • not known what to make. There have been commentators who said:
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    • most important, is the development of man himself. We know that man
    • fired from a pistol on the sixth day. Yet we know that the human
    • enable us to understand the truth. To anyone who knows the truth, it
    • itself. Here also, if we know how to interpret what is said, we find
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    • We know from
    • important event, which took place as we know during the Lemurian
    • with the lectures I gave recently in Christiania know that this
    • forms of individual plants, as we know them today, sprouted from the
    • into a condition somewhat resembling what we know today. The etheric
    • Lemuria, still none of the plants we know today sprouted forth from
    • bodies and the bearer of the ego. We know that the physical and
    • physical and etheric bodies as we know them today. These were only
    • We know, however,
    • men further in earth evolution. We know from the Genesis account that
    • could say: “There is streaming into us as knowledge, as wisdom,
    • knowledge of it?
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    • tradition no longer matter, because knowledge of the truth enables
    • know that these first arose in their soul-spiritual form during the
    • of Plato and Aristotle knows that in Aristotle there was still an
    • man the creation of Jahve-Elohim. The man we know today is the
    • lectures as this can not only give us knowledge, but can stir forces
    • living without taking this knowledge as a germinal force of blessing
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    • The Event at Damascus and the new Knowledge of the Spirit
    • from ancient atavistic clairvoyant faculties and gave man a knowledge
    • far surpassing the knowledge that present-day science can offer. And
    • earth-evolution pure and simple. For through knowledge of that which
    • familiar with their knowledge and their conception of the world. He
    • writings of Paul, as we know them, convey only a weak reflection of
    • this event attained knowledge of cosmic happenings lying behind the
    • materialism. Even theology has no longer any knowledge of the nature
    • applying knowledge of the super-sensible to the essence of Christianity
    • like a challenge to man to possess himself of super-sensible knowledge.
    • comprehended without having recourse to knowledge that has its source
    • time and turn to spiritual knowledge.
    • And if we would turn to spiritual knowledge, it is emphatically not
    • catastrophe — namely, super-sensible knowledge? If the Easter
    • knowledge — for knowledge of the senses can never explain the
    • human faculty of knowledge? Should not this be the thought that rises
    • work, a tendency towards a scientific knowledge that is adapted to the
    • should go further and develop into a knowledge of the super-sensible
    • ‘Easter,’ how do I stand to super-sensible knowledge? For Easter should
    • tries to build up his knowledge concerning all that is beyond the
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    • acknowledged as such, because the people said: Divinity itself speaks
    • time when knowledge of the divine and spiritual was to be brought to
    • again. That, after all, was the knowledge emanating from the ancient,
    • primeval wisdom. And it can be said that this knowledge came to the
    • creed, maintained that this contained the true knowledge of the God of
    • principle whereby human knowledge was determined by the blood, the
    • nor identity of race, nor any factor by which human knowledge had been
    • must establish his relation to knowledge through inner
    • of external knowledge, man was destined to succumb to materialism.
    • longer. Knowledge of the spirit-and-soul was to be sought in a
    • Knowledge of the super-sensible, of the spirit-and-soul was
    • spirit-and-soul knowledge. Formerly, this was possible because the
    • blood itself was the bearer of super-sensible knowledge. For men of
    • The second phenomenon is that men seek to draw their knowledge of
    • knowledge of the spirit. A secret of which I have often spoken to you
    • is that man can only recognise and know the spiritual by lifting
    • scripts before reaching knowledge of their own concerning the Mystery
    • known; direct knowledge alone can reveal these things. The age must be
    • knowledge alone can lead to an understanding of what Paul wished to
    • man must train himself for the attainment of spiritual knowledge,
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    • culture flourished in a tiny region of the earth and little was known
    • earth, so must knowledge of the spirit be the soul that extends over
    • movement dedicated to the cultivation of spiritual knowledge.
    • religions are set forth? Although it is not acknowledged, the basis of
    • When a professed Christian, knowing nothing beyond the external
    • the new clairvoyance, come to know of sublime Beings who have risen
    • anthroposophist also knows that a Being who has risen from the rank of
    • a Christian, of saying that the Buddha returns in the flesh. He knows
    • knowledge and understanding of these Beings.
    • death, He gave them the certain knowledge of the power that had
    • These people do not know the difference between an utter impossibility
    • such knowledge was cultivated in the Rosicrucian Schools. It was known
    • there that together with such knowledge, peace draws into the souls of
    • men. And in these Rosicrucian Schools it was known, too, that many a
    • receive such knowledge.
    • from the Mystery of Golgotha, know that every year at Eastertide,
    • who, while they are at play, dig up an object of iron and do not know
    • they alone know that this object is a sword. In that age of peace the
    • purpose of a sword is no longer known — it has been replaced by
    • knowledge, “for men no longer understood it! Once upon a time
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    • can be understood only in the light of the knowledge that in the head
    • earthly theories, but is comprehensible to spiritual knowledge, to
    • great source of strength, knowing that the spiritual and eternal
    • in truth consist only in the knowledge: “Into whatever human
    • yearn for understanding of his own will, for knowledge of his own
    • The knowledge of this was a fundamental principle of the ancient
    • life. We must acquire this knowledge again, but now through acts of
    • exercises by which they could acquire certain knowledge presented to
    • may thank many things in life — but if you have gained knowledge
    • have to thank your Buffering, your pain. You owe your knowledge to the
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    • you know something of these Beings of the higher Hierarchies. In his
    • ordinary consciousness to-day man knows little of these Beings, for
    • Whatever vision, whatever perceptive knowledge they possessed was
    • a thing which it was unnecessary for men of those times to know, but
    • imparted many aspects of knowledge, truths in profusion, but they
    • times by the divine Teachers. A great deal is already known to you.
    • after them — it was unnecessary to have knowledge of the facts of
    • physical body; and because he could say with certain knowledge, ‘An
    • tragedy. The knowledge received by men from their earliest, divine
    • having to face experiences in their earthly life that would be unknown
    • themselves to a few specially prepared pupils or men of knowledge, to
    • themselves for the first time acquired inner knowledge of the mystery
    • Many things concerning the Mystery of Golgotha have become known to
    • acquiring knowledge in this external way, but knowledge so gained is
    • everything that was known in those days about the Risen Christ, the
    • birth and death. He was able to convey to them the knowledge that in
    • Strength of soul is expressed when a man says: “I believe! I know
    • through faith what I can never know by earthly means. This is a
    • stronger force in me than when I claim to have knowledge of what can
    • he to possess all the science known on earth, if his wisdom is able to
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    • knowledge of the Spiritual it is in a sense an actual fact, that
    • the life of knowledge, of art, of beauty, in the widest sense of the
    • meaning of Christmas in the light of the Mystery-knowledge. If from a
    • knowledge under the guardianship of the Priests of Hermes in Egypt, of
    • physical body was that he might gain knowledge of the external world,
    • known to everyone who is aware of this deeply significant truth of
    • existence of a spiritual world. He neither recognises nor knows
    • to him is knowledge of the spiritual world, it is essential that
    • between the religious life and the life of knowledge must never be
    • must know that in very truth the gods are realities. When the etheric
    • what is known as the “spiritual death.” For around him there
    • world, man will know that through the Christ Deed he has gained the
    • the physical world, and will know that it is a grave. Then, with deep
    • all knowledge, all art, all life. And if we remind ourselves of what
    • without being recognised and known as such. Many a man to-day could
    • To know Christ means to know man as a spiritual being. To be filled
    • knowledge to infinite horizons. Christianity will permeate
    • material life, so must he be lifted again to knowledge of the Spirit.
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    • through higher knowledge. The Easter Festival is an outer sign of this
    • evolution men could discover and know only in the secrecy of the
    • knowledge into ever-widening circles. To-day we will look back into
    • decay but remained intact. Only the Initiates know of this secret and
    • sense also understand the words which make known the identity of the
    • known in the burning thorn-bush and then in fire on Sinai. It was
    • am.” But even if this were not known, the fact that
    • Let us look back once again to the knowledge proclaimed by ancient
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    • and they will know that one who lets himself be permeated by the
    • permeated with the Christ Power know that love can forge links from
    • knowledge, the lives of Francis of Assisi and Elisabeth of
    • that time. When we know this, they become examples for us. How can
    • of Thüringen if he does not know that a replica of the astral
    • The time has come to-day when these secrets may be made known, when
    • hitherto has been known only to those who reached enlightenment. They
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    • before these lectures were given, Michael Bauer had come to know Dr.
    • Friedrich Rittelmeyer, who had become widely known in Germany as a
    • The Education of the Child — will know that first it
    • significance have to know how remarkable it is that in these Ten
    • makes itself known to our consciousness as something higher than the
    • speak: they have gained knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha through
    • change connected with what all of you have come to know something
    • of these is Moses — the man knows quite clearly that it is Moses
    • we all know that a karmic account is kept of our life; that there is a
    • knowledge of the great Counselor who is becoming at the same time the
    • judge of a man's karma; knowledge, that is, of Christ in His new form.
    • proclaimed from Sinai and then from the Jordan. To learn to know man
    • few words about man's inner being. You know that if we start from the
    • their stage of childhood but men heave now progressed to knowledge.
    • To-day people must have knowledge of everything and should no longer
    • evolution knowledge has been gained through ordinary science. These
    • There were once men who, without any knowledge of natural science,
    • said: “I believe what I do not know.” They said: “I
    • believe what I know for certain.” Knowledge is the only
    • foundation of faith. We should know in order to take increasing
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    • people no longer have any real knowledge. To-day modern men generally
    • individuality in the spiritual world. We know, too, that there are
    • when awake to become conscious of these bonds. Having no knowledge of
    • present-day organisation that men know nothing of their connection
    • However, knowledge of what is going on in the depths of the soul can
    • dream-experiences. Another thing is the knowledge that passing through
    • death is not the sudden leap imagined by those knowing nothing about
    • instance, whom we know as the Hierarchies.”
    • cannot happen because all knowledge of these forces is refused. Not to
    • truths known, either here on the physical plane, or — if they are
    • and knowledge of the world. But at the same time it was the epoch in
    • knowing that any description amounts only to an approximation of the
    • kind, believed by the monists to be knowledge. We cannot describe
    • themselves known.
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    • our gaze to a knowledge of the spiritual world, which stands more or
    • to know concerning this spiritual world.
    • one denied the possibility of knowing anything of it, he is not far
    • from the thought that the knowledge which can be assimilated and the
    • transcends external nature, very soon knowledge will arise of how
    • that by means of ordinary knowledge, we can really know but very
    • little of man. Through ordinary science we know certain things
    • concerning the laws of nature — which knowledge we acquire
    • spiritual science — not enough to be termed knowledge but enough
    • death, in the way of knowledge and fruits of life, stands to the
    • quite other knowledge and forces from those we acquire here in our
    • of ours. You know that our body, as we receive it, is born of our
    • general organs, and fashion them individually. We must learn to know
    • physical world we must have knowledge, and not only knowledge but
    • how little do we really know of it through external science? We must
    • we do not know of man through mere physical knowledge, but which we
    • must realise through that other knowledge which we have to assimilate
    • in a practical form between death and rebirth. But we know that what
    • one thing that we have long known.
    • his mind and reason quite in order. Then comes a moment when he knows:
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    • Fraulein Stinde belongs to those who are certainly known to the
    • You know what an immense task was laid on all those persons helping in
    • strengthened by the knowledge that we must thank our departed friends
    • Christians. You know all that, I need not relate it further. But if
    • parts of spiritual knowledge. We cannot always start afresh from the
    • the special manner of verifying our spiritual knowledge, and of taking
    • for the truth of this spiritual knowledge. I must often appeal to
    • knows: ‘I am an Ego!’ Here in physical life we realise our
    • however, in coming against something, you know of yourself, you become
    • becomes quite different. Certainly the power of knowing oneself as an
    • unknown to them. They have compulsorily to live in a world whose
    • — souls whom we do not recognise. We know they are all souls, but
    • this fullness of souls we learn to know among whom we are: this soul
    • all one can know at first is: ‘Yes, it is there, but it has no
    • activity is necessary if the imagination is to appear. I know the
    • earth. And the distinction lies in a man's knowing which kind of soul
    • he has to deal with; he knows he must be active or passive, according
    • As you know, there are such people. Even in childhood we can predict
  • Title: Forming of Destiny: Lecture 3: The Subconscious Strata of the Soul-Life and the Life of the Spirit After Premature Death
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    • has come in which we no longer know very much of spiritual processes
    • etheric body than he does now, and that knowledge is not utterly lost.
    • knowledge of the inner human organisation which is concealed in his
    • etheric body, he could know infinitely more than he does now. For this
    • Man knows very little of his etheric body.
    • know, is also at work there. Everything which the etheric body
    • much we all unconsciously know of Geometry. This is actually a fact.
    • inducement. If I draw a triangle, of which I know that the angles =
    • 180o, I have the knowledge of this through the etheric
    • reality we know everything that can be learnt of Geometry. We know it
    • depths of the soul. Could we but know it! The evil in human evolution
    • culture. This personal assimilation causes knowledge to become our
    • knowledge is then our own: we have it for ourselves. This holds good
    • lying in the astral body, everything which the astral body knows, in
    • Indeed, our astral body knows, though our consciousness does not, the
    • So that if we could make use of everything the astral body knows, we
    • friend. Such knowledge would naturally change life utterly, but for
    • relate still more concerning what the astral body knows (and
    • unconsciously it does already use its knowledge), but it is a
    • knowledge that really is very little noticed in the connections of
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    • you know, when we stand face to face with a man here in the physical
    • soul the memory of our friend, when we know, ‘Never more will our
    • We know what we ourselves have experienced; we know, for instance, the
    • We know that we can revert to times now past through these thoughts,
    • world. Now we know, and this must be especially clear to us from the
    • considerations pursued here in the last three lectures, we know that
    • you know that in physical life man is confronted with the outer
    • Now, such things as these are not really known in the physical life of
    • man. We may put it thus! These things are not known by the ordinary
    • there lives what may be called a dim knowledge of what takes place in
    • communities, that secret knowledge contained in the depths of the soul
    • connected with a profound knowledge, outside the range of ordinary
    • his soul, a dim but comprehensive knowledge — I have repeatedly
    • touched upon this — and that he actually draws the knowledge
    • more embracing but subconscious knowledge, is of a different opinion!
    • our leg. We do not know of this in our ordinary consciousness, but the
    • extraordinary wise knowledge of the whole setting of our life. It is
    • matter with a certain delicacy, for we know if we set about it roughly
    • correctly. Let us take an exceptional case. Suppose a man you know
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    • consciousness. This remains unknown to ordinary human life. Much takes
    • human being; that which man knows while living in the physical body is
    • one knows the connection, one discovers that wisdom lies in the entire
    • guides and conducts us, but the ordinary consciousness knows nothing
    • be well known to us from earlier lectures.
    • our memory, yet we know that memories might arise, as far back as that
    • power of thought to gain knowledge of the things and events of the
    • fountain of all human knowledge, that which, as carried on by us,
    • They divine and know something of these mysteries of existence, but
    • President! You know as well as I do myself that I am innocent;”
    • insufficient knowledge of the law they had not enough experience to
    • know that outbursts of this kind occur more often with very hardened
    • happened, but he did not know whether he had previously often thought
    • presence, and not of an indefinite, unknown presence, but it seemed to
    • and — as you know — the dreams and the people of whom one
    • the case of some unknown person, and in that way he hoped to get
    • are such connections behind life. Only he clothes the knowledge in the
    • must have known a man who really had such experiences in the course of
    • that through Spiritual Science he might learn to know the real
    • through the knowledge of nature, turning them over and over again in
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    • nature. We know that during these days when in a sense the deepest
    • in its materialistic attitude so easily explains, knows as much of
    • this earth as one man knows of another, of whom he is given a model in
    • Cosmic existence has been lost to humanity to-day. We hardly know any
    • know and this has lately been emphasised even in our public lectures
    • sense is composed of two members. We have learnt to know the one as
    • ends in death. We know from the considerations already put forward
    • to know anything of the spiritual world.’ To do the necessary
    • because we do not know what is healthy or unhealthy in this epoch
    • One thing results: our age actually refuses to know anything of the
    • things which perplexed Faust, but desires to know all the more of
    • investigating it by means of critical knowledge. And many to-day call
    • little. Many men to-day, for instance, assert that man's knowledge is
    • passivity as regards the ‘limitations of our knowledge,’
    • through what our souls know of the outer world. We have images which
    • philosophise thus: ‘I know nothing of the men, but their lifeless
    • can never know anything at all of Goethe's genius, for you see that
    • impossibility of Cosmic knowledge. There is just as much sense in this
    • determines the limitations of knowledge, is our own mode of thought in
    • with the consciousness of spiritual knowledge, then with each step
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    • This path of knowledge leads man to the recognition of the connection
    • have risen above these kingdoms, but also with the knowledge that our
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    • self-knowledge. Meditation therefore should not be undertaken without
    • continual self-knowledge, self-observation. By this means, at the
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    • fast to the earth. We first learn to know man in a true sense when we
    • they know nothing of what is going on around them. Other beings in the
    • not know the means whereby it can be achieved. Rationalised
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    • acquainted with it, you make use of it constantly, but do not know
    • that we know and recognise what lives and has its being within it.
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    • procedure one learns to know something of the different planes.
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    • experiences, so that he knows how to make use of every single thing
    • absorbed into oneself the entire knowledge of the Earth, in
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    • standing, who in the sphere of western knowledge had been quite
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    • of wine in relation to knowledge of reincarnation. The Trappist
    • but they did not know the connection with spiritual forces. When out
    • arbitrary reason, but on educational grounds. People were to know
    • priesthood, through the partaking of wine, knowledge of reincarnation
    • knowledge of Manas, Buddhi and Atma. He can never comprehend
    • was to learn to know and value the importance of the one life.
    • was to remain unknown. Christ therefore expressly forbade any teaching
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    • Initiates. The occult student learns to know the wishes which are
    • of directing his ego towards the physical world, knows as yet but
    • becomes free on the Physical Plane the more, through knowledge, he has
    • know it, he gains the faculty of carrying up into the Arupa Plane what
    • he has learned to know in the physical world. The Arupa Plane is in
    • satisfaction. Through the ideas, through the aspects of knowledge
    • has not yet brought with it, what is still unknown, drives it down
    • descends. What he does not yet know, what he has not yet recognised,
    • what the Buddhists call Avidja, not-knowing, drives him back into
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    • Everything that is now known only by means of anatomy was at that time
    • known in quite another way. The occult investigator made his
    • can acquire objective knowledge on the physical plane he must direct
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    • impart this knowledge to special initiates. At that time certain lofty
    • Pre-Lemurian Age had learned to know in pictures. Then desires and
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    • had his own knowledge; he describes three such stages of
    • non-knowledge
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    • who were not especially well-known as scholars and who also held no
    • known as the main teachings of Theosophy. The occult brotherhoods gave
    • when knowledge was still kept secret, there existed a certain system
    • but they no longer know that thereby formative forces work on the
    • of the outer world. In ancient India nothing of this was yet known.
    • knowledge. On the other hand we have not fulfilled our mission as long
    • it true that knowledge of things draws him back. Consciousness is a
    • had first to learn to know with his consciousness — this was
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    • calls him the Father. Because he is so little known he is also called
    • the Unknown God, and in theosophical literature the first Logos.
    • knowledge can affect the Karma arising out of deeds. He begins to
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    • If we wish to obtain a more exact knowledge of how Karma comes about,
    • know the use of fire and made their weapons by grinding pieces of
    • body. We know that the human being develops by working from the ego
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    • of this kind without this knowledge, speaks of something miraculous.
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    • know, of four members: physical body, etheric body, astral body and
    • without the sleeper knowing anything about it. During waking life also
    • he knows nothing of this, because the astral body, which dwells in the
    • higher self. In order however really to get to know the higher self we
    • often what is made known after the death of a person proceeds from
    • in quite another way, as a gazing into the future, a fore-knowledge.
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    • entire spiritual world and it is of the utmost importance to know this
    • feeling known outwardly by means of an action and yet we can feel
    • to creep into the plant world, then we should learn to know from
    • outside what inwardly we know well, that is, human feeling; pleasure
    • lesson we approach the child with warm interest, we know what a
    • the highest sense of the word. Whoever imbues himself with this, knows
    • what the following means: ‘I need no other person in order to know
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    • definite stage of our development. We know that we live in three
    • world. The beings who retain consciousness do not know death. Let us
    • We must learn to know man as a duality: as the Monad and what clothes
    • can happen the Monad must develop a thirst to know the lower regions.
    • know the lower regions by incarnating in the human body and by its
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    • allow you to attain to knowledge but you should. That is the Snake.
    • The intention was that man should attain knowledge. This could only be
    • Luciferic knowledge. Those endowed with this higher degree of
    • We have thus learned to know a two-fold order of human beings: those
    • towards knowledge, towards the light. In Devachan the human being can
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    • When once again this will be present in consciousness, a knowledge of
    • away from the true knowledge of God. They are the bearers of egoism
    • trance consciousness; this he hardly knows today. He only knows
    • knows deep trance consciousness for the following reason: When someone
    • This condition endows man with an exact knowledge of the entire world.
    • Today it is the mineral kingdom that man knows best because he lives
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    • Kali Yuga. What man knows today he still knows from the standpoint
    • existed what are known as the Solar Pitris. The most exalted among
    • know the world from outside. His Ego was at that time like a hollow
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    • plane. Man is conscious, but we have to know where his consciousness
    • in the astral. Present-day man knows but little of such beings; in our
    • time it is only through poetry that they are known. Miners (of
    • minerals) however know such beings very well. A gnome is only visible
    • possess such an astral vision; they know that gnomes are realities.
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    • usual scientific knowledge.
    • beings today is merely a kind of knowledge will become actual reality,
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    • archangel known to Christian esotericism as Michael and the hosts of
    • sphere of infectious illnesses. Certain infectious illnesses, unknown
    • esoteric knowledge. This consists of rightly perceiving how the
    • the knowledge of such relationships. It was foreseen that the threat
    • Its founders know that the Theosophical Society is not only a remedy,
    • their power, through knowledge of certain relationships, to connect
    • the physical with its spiritual origin. For example, if one knows how
    • emotions, he knows that by calling up these feelings he can also call
    • up the illness. The black magician can make use of this knowledge to
    • Now we will try to survey somewhat longer periods of time. We know
    • individual warmth. So the donors of knowledge and freedom are bound up
    • connection between knowledge and birth and death, illness and so on in
    • the world. With knowledge, birth, death and illness came into the
    • world. This was the price man paid for knowledge. We see therefore
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    • of knowledge and wisdom, but we must strictly bear in mind that our
    • so-called mental illnesses. They have their special methods. They know
    • profound intuition can be understood in the following way. We know of
    • Occultists know how man is connected with Nature.
    • takes wine cannot attain the spiritual. He can know nothing of Atma,
    • scientist knows today is only a fraction of the great cycle.
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    • sense of later systems, but knowledge, poetry and religion in a single
    • knowledge. In those lands where a skillful agriculture was pursued as
    • Knowledge of the meteorological environment and the heavenly bodies
    • evolved there. Strength for work was sought for in the knowledge of
    • instead of inner perception, we have practical knowledge. So we hear
    • knowledge of God in the stars to the knowledge of man. Joseph was
    • knowledge of God in the stars was led over into the personal.
    • change is given us. The divine knowledge of the stars is replaced by a
    • knowledge attached to the personal human. This finds its form in the
    • One must get to know such relationships between peoples, then one will
    • The well-known traveler, Peters,
    • Bodhism and the Wotanism can flow together, but he does not know that
    • knowledge. With Tolstoi everything is fructified through the West
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    • within the basic types known as the temperaments, such variety exists
    • we need to know about the temperaments.
    • ancestors. We come to know the law of reincarnation, of the succession
    • not a scientifically knowledgeable one, was simply indulging in a bit
    • existence. The human being will come to be known as the product of an
    • streams in the human being combine to yield what is commonly known as
    • essential members of the human being, which we have come to know in
    • Human beings as we know them in this life are beings of four members.
    • These four members we have come to know as the essential constituents
    • presence known. Accordingly their ego stunts the growth of the other
    • its entirety, which includes the spiritual, can knowledge bear
    • knowledge that will benefit the individual and all mankind. In
    • trials. The child must feel that the teacher has known real pain. Let
    • however, only by knowing what lies in the depths of the soul. Slowly
    • beings can come to know each other. Spiritual science is the ground of
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    • in one respect more difficult than it is in modern science as we know
    • themselves, he can never advance to knowledge — if he is to be
    • cognition. He alone can speak of knowledge in the real sense who says
    • can bring to realization in my spirit in acts of knowledge, must be
    • This acknowledgment, of course, will not always be forthcoming. But
    • If the existence of these members is not acknowledged, it is
    • knowledge resulting from strict investigation carried out by
    • animal has a certain security in its instincts; it knows which food
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    • indeed is also expressed of his innermost being. Everyone knows that,
    • Everyone knows that,
    • the soul know that harshness of voice is far more unpleasant in a man
    • translated], and its full significance appears in Knowledge
    • an important fact for knowledge of the connections in the human
    • been made in knowledge of the connection between the self-conscious
    • In being know thyself, then, blessed.”
    • In being know thyself, then, blessed.”
    • before it is wished to find the way in which knowledge about the
    • spirit can be acquired, it is necessary to know the way in which the
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    • us by people who draw their knowledge from the materialistic
    • but little known in the outer world.
    • We know that the old traditional conceptions, which were incorporated
    • traced back to primeval wisdom. We know that in ancient times there
    • centres were the source of all the knowledge which flowed into the
    • training had attained to higher knowledge. As a result of the tests
    • events, what they wished to know with regard to the world.
    • know that in Greek temples, where the oracles were given, certain
    • superficial attitude towards spiritual things. No true knowledge, no
    • knowledge corresponding to reality can ever be attained through
    • reverence combined with a yearning for knowledge.
    • as Jacob Boehme, whose first work was called, as you know, Aurora,
    • understood by man and lived in him as true knowledge and wisdom. In
    • Modern science knows only one side of the picture. The scientist sees
    • is today seeking super-sensible knowledge cannot proceed in the old
    • for knowledge of the most sacred riddles of the universe. We are no
    • longer passionately eager for knowledge; we are merely inquisitive and
    • would like to know everything as quickly as possible without taking
    • concrete knowledge of how, for instance, the rays of the will are
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment
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    • You know that according to a more materialistic mode of thinking, our
    • these domains of knowledge in the ancient sciences.
    • unceasing acts of knowledge, and in acts by which the right impulses
    • We can speak in a similar way of the other forces, known by the names
    • Mercury gives the answers for Jupiter, by learning to know Mercury,
    • then we also acquire knowledge of what these Mercury-forces signify
    • You know that 90 per cent of you is a column of fluid. So if the
    • These things can be known by studying cosmology, but such study can
    • If, therefore, a man speaks out of real knowledge of copper as a means
    • of healing, it is knowledge of the connection of the human being with
    • This too was well known to the old initiates. If, for example,
    • From all this it will be evident to you that knowledge of the universe
    • is not possible without knowledge of man, nor is knowledge of man
    • possible without knowledge of the universe, above all in the domain
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    • As we know, man alternates between the conditions in which he lives
    • different studies pursued here you know that this kind of
    • contemplation is necessary, and you know too that no ordinary, logical
    • This too is wisdom: To know what questions can indeed be asked in
    • again, by an entirely independent path, to knowledge that was
    • from one aspect. As long as we endeavour to acquire knowledge as the
    • higher, super-sensible knowledge, in Initiation-Science.
    • should cease to see the stars; but he does not cease to know about
    • them. He knows, firstly, what I described yesterday. And from a
    • certain point of time onwards he comes to know the nature of the stars
    • knowledge and experience, just as he does here on the earth. On the
    • earth he gets to know one human being after another; thereby he
    • acquires knowledge of man. He also gains experiences in accordance
    • other side of life. They had brought this knowledge with them into
    • Only with these data of knowledge as a foundation is it possible to
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    • and it will be of special importance to know which types of disease in
    • truly penetrating knowledge of the world is not based on any vague
    • extra-terrestrial existence. The fact that we can know about it we owe
    • comprehensive knowledge that combines nature-knowledge and spiritual
    • knowledge, seeking the spiritual in all purely material things, and
    • knowledge can furnish a clue not only to an understanding of human
    • know, is moulded from the cosmos — this is made possible only
    • known; on the contrary, too little is known about it. What is really
    • known about carbon? That it is to be found in nature as coal, as
    • their physical characteristics. But it is not known that carbon is the
    • We learn to understand matter only when we learn to know it also from
    • sufficient to know: lime, silica, carbon, nitrogen, contain spirit
    • know how the different substances are, as it were, embodiments,
    • first place, their scientific side; we learn to know the world only
    • nitrogen-combinations enter into plant-growth. As you know, this alone
    • This, as you know, is a subject I have dealt with on very many
    • Today we cannot simply imbibe again the things that once became known
    • radioactive ones. The radiations of uranium are, of course, known; it
    • is known that certain rays — alpha rays they are called —
    • discoveries with which, in the context of ordinary general knowledge,
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    • historian, Herman Grimm, who, as you know, has since passed into
    • learn to know it through our physical senses, through the experiences
    • strangeness of Lucifer, and it suffices it to know that from Lucifer
    • came knowledge, but also the voice of temptation. And the words
    • is able to look into the depths of the soul, one knows that the soul
    • one knows one's own value and how far one may go. If we are servants
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    • organs, nor must he gain knowledge of this world or any other world
    • student in the first stages of initiation to get to know the
    • always takes a direct part, whether one knows it or not. But inwardly
    • can no longer get at what one must know since mobility in the physical
    • and bring to the surface all that you know. But before all this can be
    • I say is fully in accordance with basic facts, and everyone who knows
    • serve for a far higher, more spiritual kind of knowledge and
    • knowledge of the world, and are certainly far more skilful organs than
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment.
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • purely historical knowledge of the learned only sees that human
    • understand other religions. Though he may not know it, he will
    • and will never attain impartial knowledge of the other. Thus, for an
    • should be known of them. Although this may sound paradoxical, it is a
    • good thing that humanity should know so little of Homer, for example,
    • has become as unknown a personality as Homer is today. Man's soul then
    • knowledge of Buddha and Zarathustra. I know something I was not able
    • to know in the world of the senses.” Such a man may then develop
    • these beings are as spiritual entities. One learns to know a Buddha, a
    • knowledge may come to a stop. This is the case as regards all
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    • super-sensible life, well knows that not only must he transform many
    • of what we call moral concepts and ideas. We know that we must do the
    • life, making unconditional and absolute demands. We know it is his
    • worlds. Everyone knows that when he speaks of a “burning
    • the external world. He knows that he is speaking figuratively, but
    • knowledge belonging to the material world. This description of the
    • the character of the man's desires. We know quite well, for instance,
    • other worlds that are strange to him, where he does not know the way,
    • of the intuitive knowledge that will then be ours, we will be able to
    • world and to know our way about there. From this it will be easy to
    • one's knowledge at the boundary, not just theoretically but in a
    • in a certain manner toward us, so that we learn to know him in a way
    • as a concrete and real being. When we learn to know him, we know he
    • Thou knowest well, who has been guardian
    • the failings and immorality there. He neither knows nor wishes to know
    • being completely filled with the knowledge of what he is and what he
    • earthly man in sensory existence. This is direct self-knowledge in the
    • Threshold, we must really lay aside all that we know of ourselves, but
    • thing. This knowledge that we have to leave everything behind at the
    • world are always at work, though he knows nothing of this. Whenever we
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    • right way, we must first ask what man knows about himself in ordinary
    • During sleep the soul does not know what it is because sleep runs its
    • life. Now we know that in the first place there are the gateways we
    • man recognises as himself, it is all this. If we want to know what the
    • is a longing to know what man really is within the limits of birth and
    • considered what man knows of himself in waking life between birth and
    • how much of all this that he knows can he take with him across the
    • Let us be clear on one point, however. Of all that man knows as
    • knows nothing, something that is in him without his knowledge, that is
    • he knows. Thoroughly to grasp this thought, or rather this feeling,
    • love what he recognises as himself. Because he knows nothing further
    • unsubstantial and unknown; you do not even know whether you can
    • preserve yourself there because all that you know must be lost to
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • condensed and strengthened life of soul, of which we otherwise know
    • sensory life, all that we know, is laid aside and left with the
    • know nothing of ourselves. On entering spiritual worlds the point is
    • our capacity for knowing is deadened.
    • A Road to Self Knowledge.
    • mercy or consideration, the really grievous faults one knows oneself
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    • existence we confront these other beings in such a way that we know
    • described it from other points of view. You learn to know the world of
    • you learn to know first as angels, and archangels, up to those who
    • in which you get to know the beings of the higher hierarchies and the
    • in which they live. You share their life, all the time knowing quite
    • experience. Throughout he need know nothing beyond his being in their
    • need know nothing more of them to begin with than you would know of a
    • experienced that, then we know how the forces that are Luciferic can
    • to know what man is in his inmost being. There, too, it is first
    • will know that there are many among the official representatives of
    • Christianity who have a mortal dread of what is known as occultism,
    • happens that those who know something of occultism, but have not
    • yet, through his perceptions in the higher worlds, have no knowledge
    • men do not know the way to Christ, and if they then enter higher
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    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • A Road to Self Knowledge
    • who strive for spiritual knowledge to observe, in all their manifold
    • impulse to get to know the order of nature, the laws of nature, that
    • knowledge coming from other worlds about man and world existence and
    • and egoistic play into the life of the senses, and we know that the
    • also know that man can work his way out from egoism. Into all that
    • island had better knowledge of Lucifer than anyone else, but simply,
    • questions in the sensory world about unknown paths and so forth, want
    • entering the super-sensible world, we come to know Ahriman —
    • super-sensible worlds are riot maintained by striving for a knowledge
    • to know, the several powers of the super-sensible world who play into
    • can conjure up a true idea of himself knows that feeling and
    • though here we may not know it. When, after death we come into the
    • gain comprehensive knowledge of the universe, we must allow all our
    • investigations and our knowledge of the super-sensible world to be.
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    • unknown, distant landscape simply from a description. If you have a
    • A Road to Self Knowledge,
    • in the press nor do they know how to appreciate them at their proper
    • who is known throughout the world for his objectivity, his calm sense
    • remarkable thing has become known about him. He once, in the presence
    • turn our eyes to Him Whom we do not call an initiate but know as the
    • unknown corner of the world, far removed from great empires, and there
    • A Road to Self Knowledge,
    • knowledge of the activity that takes place within him when he thinks
    • etheric body is there all the time, but a man ordinarily knows nothing
    • etheric body, which actually does the thinking, may know something of
    • necessity become as believing as a Buddhist; he will know that in the
    • of time (whoever has heard my earlier lectures will know that this
    • those confronted by the knowledge of the super-sensible world and of
    • have knowledge of the super-sensible worlds and, on the other, those
    • who would know nothing of them, or who would say that objective
    • That is the representation that can be appreciated by anyone who knows
    • the Guardian at the Threshold of spiritual existence, anyone who knows
    • what significance super-sensible knowledge has for the whole of
    • telling you that in all human souls super-sensible knowledge must take
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    • point out, as the result of this knowledge, certain guiding lines
    • through the apparently remote esoteric knowledge which is now to be
    • impressions, that we are able to retain them, that we not only know a
    • means of which we create knowledge for ourselves regarding what is
    • places us in the world that we not only live a life of knowledge and
    • develop our feelings, we know that fundamentally our human nature
    • under all circumstances, in a certain sense alone. We know at the
    • You know that during the night
    • a person so strengthens his soul that he knows and perceives —
    • that is, he spiritually knows and perceives — in the spiritual
    • intention which always affects what he really wants to know. If, for
    • world with the intention of knowing the inner human-life —
    • this human form present itself! One knows: ‘That which thou art
    • heard. And when one has this impression, one knows: Thou hast seen
    • thy physical body, from outside the body. One knows: seen from the
    • permeating this shining form. Then one knows: That which thou seest
    • acknowledge there in thy physical body pulses and weaves the etheric
    • the body one gains the knowledge that the physical and etheric bodies
    • body, the soul-nature begins to develop a knowledge through which all
    • stars all in motion, to which one belongs oneself. Then one knows:
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    • Time. There is no religion there founded on knowledge. There we have
    • which we cannot guide. This knowledge is deeper than that which we
    • have not known before, something that really emerges like flowers
    • life. To feel spiritual life within himself, to know something about
    • presentiment of feeling, a knowledge of the spiritual world. ‘Look
    • in the manner we have described arrives at the knowledge that up
    • knowledge cannot exist there; for in the spiritual world we realise
    • knowledge, still, under the guidance of the higher Spiritual Beings
    • much goes on without our knowing anything about it? If we had to do
    • give ye thanks, ye Gods! Ye have given us the power to know as much
    • soul learns and knows ‘Out of the Divine I am born’, it
    • can still further deepen this knowledge through what has been said
    • to-day, for it becomes aware that: ‘With all I know, with all
    • a knowledge which may be expressed in a much deeper way than the
    • knowledge expressed at the end of the last lecture. As the result of
    • that this soul, together with what it knows regarding itself, is born
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    • knowledge of Saturn, Sun, Moon, but it is below his consciousness. He
    • the past; and to regain this knowledge we must pass beyond the veil
    • belonging to the various hierarchies whom we know to be connected
    • say: ‘Here I see a human being; I know that he has the
    • consciousness. Feeling, as we know it, enters our consciousness; the
    • beings. From this we know that what has come to pass through a
    • Every human being possesses this knowledge
    • earth, and to end with the Moon evolution. All the knowledge we are
    • knowledge we must pass beyond the veil of sense-perception.
    • acquiring knowledge, but something that can become active after our
    • contents of the spiritual world; but to know these contents, to work
    • knowledge was animated from above and the capacity for receiving this
    • knowledge came from below. Hence the ancients still possessed a
    • As we know, this was possible in ancient times, owing to the clouded
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    • know oneself in the soul, outside the body - IN CHRISTO MORIMUR.
    • person wants to know and understand the spiritual worlds — and
    • regards what we wish to acquire on the physical plane as ‘knowledge,’
    • knowledge of this reality, the case is different. As children we have
    • to be taught to develop the capacities for acquiring the knowledge of
    • acquisition of knowledge demands mental work. Nature, that is to say
    • wisdom and its laws; we have to acquire this knowledge. Indeed, all
    • human striving after knowledge consists in actively acquiring from
    • striving after knowledge, for sometimes we pause in this labour. So
    • that we are tormented by what is good, by the things which we know
    • devote ourselves to it entirely and we know that it is something
    • into the emotional aspect of our soul and irritate it. We know that
    • know some very unskilled people who follow Spiritual Science; and
    • science. Many who are in this position will know how much trouble it
    • fruitful for the guidance of our life here the knowledge of the
    • wisdom, although we know that the answer is within us. Our inner
    • has to answer. And he knows that he must give the answer by a certain
    • knowledge; the author would have had to know something about the
    • gathering knowledge as we do here; it is even a case of diminished
    • knowledge and changing the force of knowledge into life-force. One
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    • known and the Beings of higher hierarchies. The difference in
    • only know about ourselves. In the physical world desire is passive,
    • creation illuminates our being and we learn to know the 'New
    • we know from the teaching of Copernicus that fundamentally what we
    • manner that we know: There thou seest all, because the star shining
    • have gained such fruit, withdraws to a distance and we know within
    • we know: During physical life thou didst think, thy thoughts appeared
    • time we come to know the elemental beings we have ourselves produced.
    • Through our own elemental creations we learn to know the others.
    • sense I have just explained, that we know: Thy feeling and thy will
    • body. And one who can consciously experience awaking, knows: you want
    • our will, we know that these dwell within our soul; but after death
    • nor can know anything during life. That which is liberated as light
    • about us. — To one who knows spiritual life it is exactly the
    • this difference, here in the physical world we know that when we see
    • know that this possibility comes from ourselves, because what we may
    • spiritual solitude we know: what thou didst experience in the
    • worlds fill us inwardly, spiritually, but we are unable to know
    • of which we enter anew into worldly existence. We learn to know the
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    • and more with the knowledge of Spiritual Science as outlined in the
    • the universe; for he will know that through every pleasure, through
    • the earth. We know that in order to make compensation we need forces
    • capacities. But I must develop them. I know that I shall only be able
    • knowledge of them only up to the time when he passed through death.
    • be unable to bear it. He has first to grow into the knowledge that
    • knowledge of the spiritual world and its conditions should enter more
    • will know the reason. One who spiritually observes social life, sees
    • humanity would only be able to know of the physical world that is
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    • We know that in every
    • relevant to human life and knowledge that weaves and surges through
    • as a microcosmos! But in fact, how much can we know or experience or
    • fact of knowledge: it should become an experience — an
    • living experience knows that, whenever his thinking touches the
    • of their knowledge, is an ideology, nothing but a web of abstract
    • knowledge and spiritual experience?
    • knowledge that true Spiritual Science is now able to find its way
    • amounts to little more than an acknowledgment of the fact that the
    • everywhere that one human being knows very little about another.
    • knows little about another; he does not penetrate into the depths of
    • seeds for the growth of a true knowledge of man. Whoever undertakes
    • further aspect. In earlier times all self-knowledge, all
    • super-sensible knowledge, or at least for a real knowledge of life. It
    • for knowledge only within himself. It remains hidden from the cradle
    • of history. But we cannot reach a knowledge of this, not in
    • ourselves. Knowledge of it, however, can be reached in a different
    • something which the child does not and cannot ever know, but which
    • out by knowledge of Spiritual Science, you have before you all a
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    • a restricted sense, that which has been known as the
    • the “usurping Prince of this world?” You know, perhaps,
    • — a political life — and a knowledge of the spirit, an
    • deepening of spiritual-scientific knowledge. This is also the true
    • Christ-Knowledge for our time and the immediate future. That is what
    • knowledge of the Christ. And the reason for this is that the true
    • well-known parsons, pastors, etc., who talk about the Christ. The
    • health, given by nature. For we know that the Mystery of Golgotha was
    • know that the human being living since the Mystery of Golgotha has a
    • known: Christ is the God for all men. We shall not find Him if we
    • Can I justify it in the light of my knowledge that everything I do
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    • before his death. Perhaps some of you already know these sentences,
    • evil spirit! Imagine a great thinker, knowing nothing of our time and
    • not customary to-day. I know that the conceptions of reality, which
    • the crystal remained unchanged. Here on earth we know where we are in
    • something more. You know from my writings the descriptions I have
    • up together in the State, so that without further knowledge it is
    • foundation of world-knowledge. But for anyone who does this it will
    • reality comes then to be rightly known for the first time. The
    • we are best disposed in soul for all the knowledge that can be gained
    • Fichte's idealistic, spiritual way of thinking. But you will not know
    • modern materialism it has become what you know it to be.
    • highest path of knowledge who put forth a way of thinking which was
    • knowledge is a handicap if we want to apply it to social life; it
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    • force of heat or warmth, and so on. They speak of an unknown
    • way from what is known into some unknown realm. They scarcely ever
    • ask if it is really justified thus to proceed from the known to the
    • unknown. They scarcely trouble, for example, to consider if it is
    • example are the three statements known as “Kepler's
    • known” to the so-called “unknown”. He always
    • wants to stay within the sphere of what is known, nor in the first
    • scientific method is not to draw conclusions from the known to the
    • unknown; he will apply all thinking and all available methods to put
    • so-called “known” to an “unknown” of any
    • to be fundamental, in place of the unknown entities or the
    • to outer Nature. I mean Geometry, — all that is known by means
    • Nature. We know what we have to say about a cube without first having
    • centimetre a second quicker every second, we know the ratio between
    • get to know in quite external ways, namely a weight. In the last
    • of knowledge.
    • only find our way aright if we know what the leap is from Kinematics
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    • well-known theorem. (We can go into it again another time so that
    • you most probably know; I only call it to your mind.) Multiply the
    • our reach, so that we can only get to know it, as it were, by staring
    • — no real physiology. It does not know the human being. You
    • presence known, to begin with, simply by this: by its ability to
    • get the loss of weight exactly. You know this is called the law of
    • embrace also the knowledge of the physical. In the human being we
    • Nature. We need a knowledge with a strongly spiritual content,
    • the connection and you know at once: so it must be, — the
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    • IIIf). The human eye, as you know, is in form like a kind of
    • a kind of lens. The lens is carried by a muscle known as the ciliary
    • reaches what is commonly known as the vitreous body or vitreous
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    • expansion, known as waves, we imagine sound to spread. To begin with,
    • adding things out of the blue, of which man has no knowledge. Of
    • vice-versa, if we do not know what is in a flame and we make a
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    • remarkable fact, which, although not unknown before, was brought to
    • you know, in dividing s, the distance which the mobile
    • intimately united, we learn to know and understand the real velocity.
    • knowledge you have no alternative, but must say to yourselves: The
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    • “I know four men. One of them owns £25, another £50;
    • this example, for you know very well that the effect of being
    • — to add all manner of unknown agencies and fancied energies,
    • Now it is simpler to add in thought some unknown forces than to admit
    • ethereal ocean. Their calculations relate to an unknown entity which
    • recoil of elastic bodies are not so difficult to get to know, they
    • Ether-vibrations are moving through space. They think they know what
    • electro-magnetic force. They know still better now, what light is,
    • they do not know what these are! Such is the pretty round they have
    • sense-world is explained by an unknown super-sensible, the vibrating
    • confess that they do not know what the latter is. It is a highly
    • search for an unknown to the explanation of this unknown by yet
    • another unknown.
    • Helmholtz got to know of the phenomenon, he said: Very well, we shall
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    • you know there is all the physical apparatus we were describing a
    • which have claimed all the knowledge of the soul and Spirit for
    • achievement. You know that if you merely rub a surface with your
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    • prevalent today. Historically it is of course well-known, but
    • condensations and attenuations; that unknown something within me
    • path. We can have no real knowledge of these things if we relate
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    • scientific knowledge. Now to prepare for tomorrow, I must today
    • beginning no doubt with things that are well-known to you from your
    • You know the
    • attract small bodies such as bits of paper. You know too what
    • brings negative toward itself in some way. You know the phenomenon
    • coating thereby becomes electrified negatively. Then, as you know,
    • again, I am presumably still recalling what you already know
    • taking effect once more — at a distance. You know how
    • tubes, to get to know their conditions and reactions. Certain
    • your knowledge of these things; I cannot go into them all from the
    • pole, known as the cathode, which lent themselves especially to
    • know what so-called “matter” is. But the phenomena
    • they now obtained the rays known as “canal rays”. In
    • known as Roentgen rays or X-rays. They have the effect of
    • know the Roentgen rays have the property of going through bodies
    • The text-book knowledge I may none the less bring forward, is only
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    • another thing emerges from these materials, known as radium etc. It
    • geometrical and kinematical — calculable waves in an unknown
    • arithmetical thinking. Geometry, you know, was a very ancient
    • 180°. Of course you know this. Now then we have to give our
    • process of knowledge you are connecting, what arises from within
    • is, we shall not know where we are in our Natural Science, so that
    • from us and only makes its presence known to us in the phenomena of
    • tubes makes itself known to us in phenomena of light, etc. Whatever
    • it, but you can at least take notice of it; you know that
    • They do not know what havoc has in fact been wrought by the
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • world normally known to us, there is another — the spiritual
    • It will certainly be known to everyone here that there are definite
    • experiences, rise up as if out of an unknown realm, and that in a
    • external sense-perceptions, must be manifestations of an unknown
    • as a whole; it is the state usually known as ecstasy —
    • hitherto quite unknown to him. Do not say at once that this may be a
    • of pictures or illusions—which has not previously been known. A
    • which a man sees worlds hitherto unknown to him.
    • unknown to him, which he finds nowhere in the physical world, no
    • differing from those ordinarily known.
    • Again I am describing a condition known and accessible to countless
    • whole. They say to themselves: ‘I have known much grief, much
    • of beings and realities hitherto unknown to him, so does the mystic
    • he penetrates into a world hitherto unknown to him.
    • hitherto unknown pictures, a world of spiritual realities and beings.
    • unknown realm; these members are the Ego, which in ecstasy is also
    • man passes into a state in which he no longer knows anything about the
    • over to a world of which he has no consciousness, of which he knows
    • knows something of it. It is characteristic of ecstasy that a man
    • but as though he were in a realm hitherto unknown to him. This
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  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • would be absolutely calm, unbroken sleep. This is of course known in
    • We all know the state of dream, when chaotic or clear pictures obtrude
    • kind occurs only rarely, everyone knows that it does occur; it is when
    • his in waking life. Usually he knows nothing the next day of the
    • the bodily sheaths, is known in Spiritual Science as the Sentient
    • pictures of dream into man's life of soul during sleep is known as the
    • working in a man's dreams, he does not know whence his experiences
    • influences are working, he knows the source of them. In both cases,
    • at six and the minute-hand at twelve, he must know what time of the
    • year. When we have learnt to know the relative positions of the
    • of its kinship with the Macrocosm. Knowing this, spiritual researchers
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 3: The Inner Path Followed by the Mystic. Experience of the Cycle of the Year.
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    • assemble the ideas and conceptions needed for the knowledge of the
    • knowledge of the two members of our being into which we descend on
    • What does a man know in ordinary life about the aspects presented by
    • know ourselves as men only from outside, regarding ourselves as beings
    • what we see in the ordinary way: we should know the intimate
    • within, eludes us. It is as though we had been led unknowingly across
    • feeling of tremendous intensity, known to him in ordinary life in a
    • place in the world would in humility acknowledge its indebtedness to
    • dimly divine the existence of the Being known to the spiritual
    • space knowing that although the planets are there, they evade our
    • We all know that our feelings in spring are different from those we
    • spiritual knowledge who was to take the opposite path to that of the
    • side is still known and that merely as tradition. The pupils were
    • enhancement of the fear he otherwise knows only in a weak form. Just
    • This knowledge can be given today in the place of experiences which
    • super-sensible world we form in the soul! It is the spiritual knowledge
    • We are confronted there not by knowledge only. And that is another
    • point of importance. Until now I have been speaking only of knowledge
    • built out of data of knowledge; it must be built out of forces.
    • Threshold, we come into a world of unknown workings and forces. To
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  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 4: Faculties of the Human Soul and Their Development
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    • descends consciously into his own inner being. We know that in
    • physical and etheric bodies, and we know that fundamentally speaking
    • with knowledge of life realises that it is possible even for the
    • knowledge which he has not allowed to remain mere theory but which had
    • present with his earlier appearance and perceiving how the knowledge
    • physical bodies on waking, a man can acquire a certain knowledge of
    • own inner being? As genuine mystics we learn to know something of
    • knowledge of these bodies into which we descend on waking is only
    • him, he learns to know by instinct that what is usually called the
    • itself akin. The knowledge acquired on descending into the physical
    • We become aware that what we know in our souls as will is only
    • a faint reflection of the Cosmic Will that we bring with us; we know
    • We now know in very truth that Cosmic Will streams through the
    • What we know in everyday life as the power of feeling has also
    • knowledge that what confronts us as the mighty Macrocosm was once like
    • not have existed! If we know how to value our existence, a feeling of
    • and streams through and through us. Every true mystic knows this
    • to nothing more than a collection of phrases. The genuine mystic knows
    • in a remarkable way, that what we commonly know as gratitude becomes
    • knowledge that certain forces in the Macrocosm are beginning to be
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    • knowledge. It may also be added that our study today will in no way
    • have always been known to those who have penetrated more deeply into
    • these subjects. We shall therefore be dealing with knowledge possessed
    • one who has acquired some knowledge of what is contained in the book
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment
    • Chapter V. Knowledge of Higher Worlds. Concerning Initiation,
    • spiritual knowledge. Accordingly a different path to knowledge is
    • wishes to tread his path of knowledge in the fullest possible freedom.
    • knowledge. This is the true path of modern times. It did not exist in
    • the Initiation which brings knowledge of these Mysteries, but the path
    • attempt to progress independently along his own path of knowledge but
    • unknown realm of his own inner being he must suppress all impulses of
    • himself in his conscious descent to the power known as that of Venus.
    • The lecture yesterday described what is meant by acquiring knowledge
    • entering physical existence. He comes to know a portion of his life
    • his etheric body man learns to know his “upper” nature. The
    • unknown to him. The pupil soon recognised that he was being confronted
    • last death. Thus we have now come to know what man finds as a remnant
    • essential nature of the etheric body can only become known by
    • descending into our own inner self; we then come to know the two
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    • here only in order that a man may know what is found when he descends
    • experiences are unusual but known to many people when they were more
    • be any question of whirling, clustering atoms of matter. He knows that
    • form from those known in waking consciousness, are not yet the
    • impressions hitherto unknown to him in the world of the senses.
    • comes to know the spiritual beings and facts. He comes to know the
    • In Spiritual Science these names have always been known. At the
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 7: The Four Spheres of the Higher Worlds
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    • Elementary World. He also acquires knowledge of something else,
    • Anyone versed in these matters will know that when a man with a
    • clairvoyance, for very exact self-knowledge is necessary before it is
    • possible to describe that world as it really is. If a man knows to
    • what degree his temperament is choleric or melancholic, he knows why
    • self-knowledge impels him to divert his attention from the things with
    • Spiritual Science, true self-knowledge. This self-knowledge
    • is by no means easy. It is relatively easy to acquire knowledge of
    • certain store of spiritual-scientific knowledge protects us from
    • ordinary life. It is important to know about them when describing the
    • know nothing of them, are nevertheless driving forces in our life of
    • understood when it is known that the range of the conscious
    • with a knowledge of human nature may often be able to call the
    • strength, splendour and glory. At this moment we know that the reason
    • acknowledge that they are imperfect beings, but usually they do not
    • will be able to read and hear it said: “One” can know this,
    • “one” cannot know that. — How often we encounter this
    • set a limit to his knowledge which he believes he is unable to
    • true human knowledge. At no moment of life should it be said that
    • “one” can or cannot know such-and-such a thing, but rather
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    • his normal consciousness he has very little knowledge of the
    • Macrocosm. As you know, our measurement of time is governed by the
    • in the nervous system and what we have come to know in the World of
    • know of the Elementary World? As much as is mirrored for him by the
    • senses: light, sounds, and so forth. What does man know of the World
    • Science, starting from Imaginative Knowledge, creates such an
    • What man normally perceives and knows is the external physical world.
    • If he desires to attain higher knowledge he must do something to
    • A pupil who aspires to be led to higher stages of knowledge would be
    • All this would be made clear to an aspirant for higher knowledge. The
    • If with the object of acquiring knowledge we take stock of our inner
    • knowledge does not advance as far as a child advances through what he
    • attained Imaginative Knowledge through the development of the
    • the Beings known as the Hierarchies. Little by little everything now
    • and Beings in that world. Whereas the previous stage of knowledge,
    • when the activity creating the symbols is held back, is known as
    • Inspiration (Knowledge through Inspiration), this further stage, when
    • We have now described a path of knowledge differing somewhat from the
    • Imaginative and Inspired Knowledge into the World of Spirit into which
    • Knowledge, he can also grow into the Elementary World in such a way as
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  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • of soul, man rises to Imaginative Knowledge, Knowledge through
    • Inspiration and Intuitive Knowledge. If there were at his disposal
    • degree of vis