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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
    • members or experiences, he does need to acquire an intimate knowledge
    • occult teacher acquires this knowledge. They will be discussed in
    • be so incorporated into one's being that a person becomes enabled to
    • instruct a person who is filled with superstition or common prejudice,
    • those who revealed them to him, then he will at last reach a special
    • public will be found in my book, Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and
    • confronts man. Precisely because so many so-called occult methods
    • The rules that are put down in the book, Knowledge of the Higher
    • What is found in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment is
    • are called chakrams in esoteric language. These are the sense organs
    • first of all removing hindrances that walled up his soul. Ever and
    • utterances have lost their edge and have become kind and filled with
    • coupled with perseverance. There are the great levers of spiritual
    • dreadful vices if they are not each coupled with the three other
    • schooling are called preparation or catharsis, enlightenment and
    • love-filled existence and his life becomes one of divine worship, all
    • called, “Music of the spheres.” This is by no means meant
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment,
    • which spiritual scientific knowledge must become far more widely
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • entitled:
    • to be led increasingly into asceticism, into a direction hostile to
    • anatomical-physiological knowledge, tried to prove that it would be
    • led by their prejudices, refused women entry into university. And yet
    • economic conditions prevailed. Look at the peasant woman, the female
    • specialist knowledge of what is researched in the laboratory that has
    • has made so-called positive science with its so-called facts and
    • 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
    • believe nothing of the so-called occult teachings, the so-called
    • ‘Isis Unveiled’ or the so-called ‘Secret
    • being knows in his everyday view, in his usual knowledge of human
    • and substances that are found outside in so-called inanimate nature.
    • 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?
    • Thus this name was called the unutterable Name of God, the name which
    • the ‘I’ has made out of the etheric body, is called
    • breathing (Atmung) it is called Atman. Spirit-Man is then found in
    • we have a phenomenon before us with two parts — one revealed
    • but which will receive knowledge of the inner nature of the human
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • second of three lectures in the lecture series entitled,
    • called idealists in that they believe they view the common aspects
    • carbon that is finally exhaled as carbon dioxide, while in plants,
    • to perceive the light-filled world of our surroundings. Light is
    • Actions, activities are called forth by the process of destruction.
    • that can be called the physical expression of the invisible light
    • forestalled.
    • wishes to propagandize rather than to act out of knowledge.
    • that the activity thus forestalled erects a sort of wall around his
    • called forth by the ego's inner penetration. Thus, a person can
    • skilled and refined ways. This is the positive aspect of the
    • we eat, but by permeating ourselves with knowledge of the spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • twenty-two others, is entitled: Das esoterische Christentum
    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • what may be called ‘anthroposophical history’, told as an
    • 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
    • Before we investigate the nature of self-knowledge, two aspects of the
    • will without thought. These facts are revealed simply by observation
    • at the door and you say “Come in!”, that cannot be called
    • yourself at a table, that cannot be called a decision made by the
    • self-knowledge, the more you will find confirmation of the truth of
    • (pleasure or displeasure), and the moral (revealed in impulses to good
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • Moral qualities are revealed distinctly in the particular colouring of
    • revealed when a calm glow surrounds the pineal gland at these moments.
    • for the knowledge contained in Spiritual Science and be able so to
    • fire the streams flowing from heart to brain that this knowledge can
    • Thus Oriental Mysticism unites with the Christian knowledge of the
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • When called upon to make a decision in a given situation, they are at a
    • unfulfilled. Just examine your life and you will find countless desires it
    • No doubt you have met people so weak-willed that they would rather let
    • as well as pros. Assume that one of these weak-willed people is confronted
    • weak-willed person will be the victor. This is a most significant phenomenon
    • weak-willed person will have been brought about by the adviser whose
  • 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
    • 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
    • indicate a certain way of observing things. It was not entitled The
    • topic, nor was it entitled Christian Mysticism because I did not
    • accessible only to spiritual vision, they can be called mystical. They
    • acknowledged by all, despite this or that detail of it being open to
    • our hair turns gray and our skin becomes wrinkled, our external life
    • 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
    • by sleep, when sense impressions cease. The soul of the pupil was led
    • initiation, led man to experience within himself what lies at the base
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • impair that simple joy, so full of love, that filled many hundreds of
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • led astray and carried off by the devil, and the Child of Humanity, who
    • images of such a play proceed from a knowledge based on feeling.
    • observed the swinging lamp that led him to discover the laws without which
    • could happen only through sin, which led man away from the eternal and from
    • 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
    • earth. Then he was filled with strength and courage and could feel that
    • rise to a knowledge concerning the two Jesus boys, nevertheless, it remains
    • necessary that we connect such knowledge with our most sacred feelings and
    • vain when we wish to be filled with hope in our earthly suffering, and with
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • This is lecture 7 of 14 from the book entitled
    • souls who, by reason of their karma, have been led to Spiritual
    • away from the earth at which the animal is compelled to look by reason
    • consciousness. This pre-knowledge is crowded into a time of life when
    • which enabled him to become an upright harmonious being, permeated and
    • called forth as an inner speech movement. But the power of so
    • awakened. In the post-Atlantean times he has had to be led slowly to
    • prehistoric ages. It was the Christ-Impulse which enabled him to stand
    • attainment of full consciousness, had to be led to revere what dwells
    • reverence for the upright position was recalled in the Egyptian epoch,
    • so now the reverence for the Word was recalled. Thus do the
    • chaotic and confused, but filled, permeated with inner feeling, if
    • such clarity that it led to the Platonic Philosophy. Then the life of
    • which is now being prepared but which will only be fulfilled in the
  • 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
    • knowledge of it with all our feeling, we may acquire again, with our
    • the earth. The Being whom we acknowledge as the Christ clothed
    • had not yet been fulfilled upon the physical plane. Only the fourth took
    • however, He ensouled Himself — I cannot say incarnated — in one
    • ensouled Himself again in an archangel, and what was accomplished by
    • that impulse of will, while his thinking would have impelled him in quite
    • Christ Being ensouled Himself in an archangel, and the power thus
    • the dragon, are symbols of the third Christ event, when Christ ensouled
    • said those who knew something about it, “Thou hast ensouled Thyself
    • man on earth, appears to us in Apollo as though ensouled in him in the
    • Christ Being Who had ensouled Himself three times in archangelic form
    • ensouled three times in an archangelic form, and then incarnated in a
    • and more frequently since then. I have accurate knowledge that it was the
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • containing the German texts is entitled, Christus und die menschliche
    • — or anthroposophy, as it may also be called — to Christianity. In
    • mankind through the knowledge of external physical laws. Spiritual
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • different from sleep. In fact, it could be called fully conscious
    • his efforts, then he arrives at an experience of what could be called
    • urge to acknowledge the existence of something spiritual; they speak of a
    • acknowledging the truth of reincarnation. It can't change the fact
    • deepened by experience, led him to speak about reincarnation. At the
    • it makes them uncomfortable to know that he acknowledged the truth of
    • people's religious piety was jeopardized by this advance in knowledge.
    • old prejudices. This young spiritual knowledge wants to make itself
    • scientific knowledge did in its day. Spiritual science wants to
    • emphasize the fact that mankind is ready to acquire knowledge of the
    • only increased as a result of extending our knowledge beyond the realm
    • deepened by scientific knowledge. Spiritual science doesn't want to
    • of this body-free soul life enabled them to experience the spiritual
    • spirit. So it was that those who were recognized as schooled in the
    • mysteries, men like Heraclitus and Plato, were called “Christians”
    • Those who were recognized as schooled in the mysteries, men like
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • Rudolf Steiner had begun a scaled-down model of the Christ sculpture
    • that was later to be installed in the Goetheanum.. As the work on the
    • the Christ figure. There, the rock will have a ledge and, therefore,
    • winged figure, who with his arm-like organs turns toward the ledge
    • different. Maxentius consulted the so-called Sibylline Books, the
    • Mystery of Golgotha — the cross — when he led his forces into
    • 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
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • initiation that could still essentially be called a natural initiation
    • have been led into considering the wisdom of India as something
    • founded on “scientific data.” The findings are then compiled in books
    • that are sent out and billed as “soul science.” For these people all
    • in compassion. Lucifer is not supposed to be toppled by the power of
    • the greatness of the painting, in fact, we acknowledge it. We simply
    • characteristics. What is called the national mentality of a person
    • death filled with firmly defined ether bodies.
    • Central Europe that could be called the inner disposition toward
    • with the mere knowledge of the divine-spiritual principle but wanted
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • fifteen others, is entitled:
    • fifteen others, is entitled:
    • knowledge and who sincerely intend to work together in brotherliness
    • transfer our souls as it were into spheres that are peopled not only
    • considered to have real knowledge when they recognize the spiritual,
    • matter of course will accept as science only such forms of knowledge
    • subsequently prevailed in the second epoch. In the associations
    • world, the world is revealed in all its evil and wickedness. The
    • would be absurd! Death exists. Knowledge acquired through the senses
    • direction? It is our desire and aim to recognize out of knowledge that
    • not filled merely with evil and degeneration. It is our aim to realize
    • through direct knowledge that the world has meaning. By this
    • meaning and purpose are revealed. Faust expressed the same truth when
    • Hast thou thy countenance revealed in fire.
    • sense acknowledge Christ as their Brother, are themselves sisters and
    • consecration. They pledge themselves to think constantly of those who
    • and human knowledge will be with us. To the extent to which you here
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • say: That man resembles a cat. If he was a hypocrite, he really resembled
    • Here is a soul that feels that the knowledge which can be gained at
    • concealed in the evolution of the world, and many of these are overwhelming.
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • of January, entitled
    • as possible, the ways in which knowledge is gained, which is embodied in
    • derived from this knowledge, concerning the spiritual nature of the human
    • to say, and then attacking that. In this way we are frequently assailed, not
    • opinion can only be held by whose who have failed to acquaint themselves
    • the voice of the in-dwelling soul, and the individual is led to ask: what
    • 19th century and which has been unveiled and shown to be erroneous only
    • to put the questions in a new way. Such questions have now been instilled into
    • dazzled by the greatness of human progress, and who do not comprehend
    • Deubler was his name. Deubler was enthralled by the successful
    • led astray by the currents of his century came to reject all spiritual sources
    • of knowledge. True, he enjoyed life up to the hour of his death; but this was
    • due to his living during the age in which it was still possible to be dazzled
    • 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
    • revealed, on the other hand the spiritual researcher constructs a purely
    • 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
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • in the Study of History. It is from the volume titled:
    • deeper motive, for anyone who has knowledge will be well aware what
    • us, kindling certain impulses in knowledge and in will — true
    • in effect, something altogether different from the so-called death of
    • generally unveiled. For the proper function of the very forces which —
    • pass the so-called Guardian of the Threshold and learn truly to know
    • respect men have yet to make full use of all that has been instilled
    • understanding of history which I have called for in recent lectures
    • element tending towards a deeper and more real knowledge of man.
    • has been struggled for, it has been conquered step by step, sentence by
    • instilled it all into his consciousness. On the one hand the things
    • word-for-word with that which springs from a knowledge of realities;
    • how of what is said — has utterly failed to recognise what is
    • so-called evil will have to be transmuted in this way, by man becoming
    • in nations. It is an instinctive rebellion against the Divinely-willed
    • things if we would gain a foundation for understanding the so-called
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • to mention the appearance of the so-called Social Question.
    • frequently find in social life that one person gets lulled to
    • this which we acknowledge with regard to the necessary development of
    • the most elementary knowledge of mechanics. They may well be able to
    • the so-called difficult ideas of economics can be gained if the
    • mean possession of adequate insight, really have no knowledge. Thus
    • large part of the so-called love of doing good is a masked self-love.
    • Power, Appearance, and Knowledge or Wisdom — or, as the Bronze King,
    • untrue; one easily falls into a so-called dreamy idealism which seeks
    • example, heard about the super-sensible experience called “The Meeting
    • there springs up, as instinctive knowledge in connection to a
    • spiritual wisdom now being revealed by the spiritual world. This
    • Opposed to this will stands the adversary who is called in the Bible
    • It wishes to be compelled. And yet, this compulsion has not even led
    • case, called to look at everything without illusion; I must be neither
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • what may be called the civic social order, but that this civic social
    • difference of soul-life between the so-called educated bourgeoisie and
    • collapsed, failed to gain any influence over social life or to produce
    • his penetration into many things connected with the so-called
    • empty of anything that can be called spirit. That is the fact we have
    • through a man's own soul. But men who are impelled to live earnestly
    • of death in order that through this experience he may be led to the
    • the sorry effects of a spiritual life shackled in State-imposed
    • heterogeneous strata were intermingled; it was felt that they did not
    • scientific education had to offer. And again, if a man were schooled
    • in natural science, if he acquired some knowledge of modern natural
    • called for by these ominous and alarming facts.
    • all unwittingly thoughts that wriggled through the brain like worms,
    • schools, and what was instilled into them by way of spiritual
    • the highest manifestation of soul-life. That was what he called
    • himself on his knowledge, but asks: ‘What does this really give to the
    • soul what may be called perception of the cosmic aspect of the earth
  • 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
    • 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.
    • super-sensible knowledge and man's everyday existence. Something
    • spaces are filled with our own actual planetary system, up till the twenty-
    • 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
    • longing for super-sensible knowledge.
    • not acquire any knowledge of man. They do not see the human being in
    • super-sensible knowledge also gives us the kind of knowledge of man that
    • social ideas, but if people shy away from acquiring any knowledge of man
    • impulses is knowledge. But as long as you go on educating people, for
    • sense for super-sensible knowledge. And the realm in which super-sensible
    • knowledge is most indispensable is in the art of education. Therefore the
    • really develops a knowledge of man that is at one and the same time a
  • 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
    • in the blood there is also present what is generally called the warmth
    • the warmth-organism. But no real knowledge of man's being can be
    • acquired unless we are willing to acknowledge this membering into a
    • The space then remains filled with nothing but warmth which is, of
    • to thoughts in our fluid organism. But what may be called the Chemical
    • spirituality, our air organism by what may be called cosmic astrality
    • the aspect of knowledge, of cognition, and you will see how the two
    • aspects tally with each other. It is customary to call ‘knowledge’
    • 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
    • nothingness, as well as into a sphere that is filled with content. If here
    • not continually interrupted by sleep. But whereas dream-filled sleep
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • it enables us to have perceptions and ideas, we are led to the
    • are therefore led to the body. And we are led to the body even more
    • — which relies entirely upon natural science for knowledge of the
    • be called a source of light which remains, to begin with, curbed and
    • the physical body, these higher members of our human nature are filled
    • our fluid organism, tone was kindled which now becomes part of
    • world-order. But today it is desired to keep this truth concealed and
    • be revealed as such. But if the bodily substance is traced back to
    • — I mean the impulses that come to us when the knowledge yielded
    • moral, and this enthusiasm, born of spiritual-scientific knowledge,
    • is generally called ‘moral’ represents no more than a subordinate
    • With the premises yielded by this knowledge we shall also be able to
    • its astronomical-astrological knowledge. This was acquired through an
    • leads thought to absurdity; or there is the so-called ‘psycho-physical
    • 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
    • our world, towards a new creation; our world would be led towards its
    • dozen men filled with moral enthusiasm, the earth would still
    • Emperor Julian (called for this reason ‘the Apostate’) —
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • outer world is completely stilled, the will is continually active. And
    • inherently our own. For the fulfillment of what self-knowledge demands
    • thinking becomes what I have called in my Philosophy of Spiritual
    • sphere of thinking. But pure thinking may equally be called pure
    • prepare ourselves for what I have called in the
    • irradiates the other: action filled with thought is wrought in love;
    • before birth, and therefore they called the findings of mathematics
    • is filled more and more with thoughts. And what forms the bridge
    • connecting both has since ancient times been called Wisdom.
    • these three elements to which ancient instinctive knowledge pointed
    • and which can come to life again only if man acquires the knowledge
    • the head. That is how the past, dying away into semblance, is kindled
    • called Power. What is living itself out as Power, as Force, is
    • 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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    • post-Atlantean age, which was filled with the deeds and experiences of the
    • being of the sun, the representative of the spiritual sun, is killed by
    • earth. The ancient Egyptian sage imagines in a spirit-filled way how the
    • is founded upon the story of Osiris — how he was killed, how his spouse
    • But the Isis legend must show itself as being fulfilled in another way in our
    • renewed, then it must not simply follow the old form — Osiris, killed by
    • 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
    • been killed by all that arose with the modern consciousness of humankind.
    • has been killed, and she must be sought, just as Osiris was sought by Isis
    • 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
    • science which enabled them, by the study of world-phenomena, the
    • 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
    • pupil was led to develop a more wide-awake life than normally. The
    • this training), were trained in a knowledge which was very similar to
    • Mysteries was led. And when the pupil of the ancient Mysteries was
    • abstract to us, revealed at that time something really living, because
    • which is present within us before our external, empirical knowledge,
    • This knowledge of the world in which man lives before he descends to
    • knowledge of his surroundings, with developing impulses for his
    • Orient, they are kindled in the life between birth and death? One
    • East were led away from the earth out into cosmic space.
    • subjects, and who are bent on establishing a knowledge consisting
    • to found a science of the spirit upon knowledge gained outside man,
    • These are the two absolute contrasts: the Magi with their knowledge of
    • Magi? It has become our mathematics, with its knowledge of the
    • And looking at our external sense-knowledge, which is merely a
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  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • 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.
    • 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
    • a vision of reality, a “standing within” spirit-filled reality.
    • resolves to go forward from ordinary knowledge to super-sensible
    • knowledge; and it is only with a view to making more comprehensible
    • We all accept to-day the so-called Copernican view of the universe.
    • feeling of standing on firm ground; he sees himself being hurled
    • will before such knowledge could be imparted to them.
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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
    • asleep. Strictly speaking, the inner will is not revealed to us;
    • means of sleep? We have no knowledge at all of how this inner will
    • led to uttermost evil. The deepest secret of human life is that we
    • called spiritual activity. But will, feeling and conceptual activity
    • in sacred ritual and cult, they revealed to the people the true nature
    • 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
    • be kindled once again to light. For like a fluorescent body, 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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    • 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
    • as Man called the first letter of the alphabet ‘Alpha’, he
    • experienced a certain amount of inspiration in it, but the moment he called it
    • I have previously called your attention to how a real understanding of
    • to external objects, and forgotten was all that can be revealed to Man
    • forgotten; the sentence through which the divine revealed its own
    • times when cosmic being still revealed itself in the inner organism of
    • called a universal tragedy of mankind. This can also be described in
    • the heavens revealed through their fixed stars and through the planets
    • learning contained in any branch of knowledge today, which is built up
    • men were led through grammar into the mystery of the individual
    • through the letters of the alphabet, Man gained knowledge of the
    • Passing from grammar to rhetoric entailed the application of what
    • from the mathematician. Man is led away from immediate experience into
    • member of the so-called Trivium and Quadrivium.
    • into the single point of the ego something that, filled out by the
    • had for knowledge of the
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    • The lecture is the 6th of 9 lectures in the series entitled:
    • Precisely herein lies the key to a more intimate knowledge of the
    • human life for human actions to be instilled into the essence of 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
    • unconsciously. He is then led, unconsciously, to ascribe to himself a
    • is so, indeed; for to possess a sense of beauty is to acknowledge the
    • outer culture. A civilization that is filled with ugly machines, with
    • pre-earthly existence? The answer is, when he is filled with Goodness
    • filled with a real sense of truth instead of conventional opinions.
    • 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
    • enabled people to experience their natural surroundings so directly, largely
    • are revealed most clearly, we find that its experience spans a comparatively
    • handled his soul-life, below the animal level.
    • instinctive co-existence with nature. In his case it was more ensouled than
    • 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
    • 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
    • of forms, diversity, and constant flux, this world that trembled with
    • the nature of man itself baffled him in his attempt. He was able to attain
    • arising from the impotence of self-knowledge, something else developed: a
    • gaining the knowledge available at that time about the world external to
    • intellectual consciousness which enabled them, once free of the body, to
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    • called it — the metabolic-limb man — manifests itself in
    • we proceed from the anthroposophical knowledge of the human
    • into the eye with this anthroposophical knowledge, we see that the
    • knowledge of the entire human being, we can comprehend the curious
    • form that is filled out only with the etheric. We have within us a
    • happens in what is called a healing of some foreign intrusion in 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
    • knowledge of nature. The knowledge of nature is abstracted, is driven
    • knowledge, casts light on all other earthly knowledge — just as
    • combined with what could be called one's commitment to anthroposophy.
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the earth and the human being. In
    • educational principles are established out of knowledge of the human
    • Congealed
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    • — it is also possible that anthroposophy can yield knowledge
    • scientific knowledge. For, what, according to these natural scientific
    • is sampled and then various abstractions are made about what kind of
    • These three different members can be labeled in the most varied ways,
    • Let us direct our gaze to an ore which can be found in nature, so-called
    • mirror-like. That is called the antimony mirror. It is hardly respected at
    • the so-called electrolytic cathode, then it is only necessary (after the
    • knowledge of how the separate systems behave in the different organs. If
    • Whoever has truly gained knowledge in this field — however
    • development of the so-called centrosomes — you can read about that in
    • forces; the centrosomes, after fertilization, are called forth by the
    • Just as the correct knowledge of natural substances and natural processes
    • knowledge is more and more applied to bringing about a connection
    • Laboratory (now the Weleda) in which remedies are produced. They can
    • If this knowledge becomes widely known, the success of such an
    • therapeutics which are based upon a full knowledge of man. To bring
    • example, harbor the belief that the so-called mental illnesses can be most
    • easily healed through spiritual influences (for example by discussion).
    • closes off the soul against outer influences in the so-called mentally ill.
    • But one will find over and again that especially in so-called mental illness
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  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner entitled:
    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • what may be called ‘anthroposophical history’, told as an
    • if you know what kind of flowers, so too the knowledge of the higher
    • It did not merely reflects the sunlight to the Earth but mingled in
    • which fulfilled its human destinies more than 15,000 years ago, and,
    • earthly life. And even as the cosmic distances are called into play,
    • physically kindled by the forces we receive into the depths of our
    • 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
    • of the Middle Ages you have lost your knowledge of the Christ.
    • knowledge of the Christ, the wisdom of the Christ can be regained.
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    • stands revealed in wondrously beautiful words what Raphael had placed before
    • penetrates, wisdom-filled, the sphere of Jupiter. In this sphere he is able
    • nevertheless led over World Being and World Thought into the realm of the
    • Michael mood of this year, until not only is the Michael Thought revealed in
    • Ye, the disciples of Spirit-Knowledge,
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • 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
    • 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
    • outer aspect resembled that of animals, these oldest of men had a
    • entangled in death, and out of man's feelings arose the question:
    • had therefore to become entangled in death. He had to become
    • Golgotha meant this for the gods: a greater wealth of knowledge
    • had no knowledge of death. But they learnt to know death. They had to
    • gained knowledge only of the steady uninterrupted progress of the
    • Christ, he could gain for himself a sure power which enabled him to
    • Mystery of Golgotha. The essential knowledge conveyed to the
    • within him the knowledge which he could have gained only because in
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    • entitled, Philosophy, History, and Literature, published in German as,
    • Bn 29.1.28, entitled, Another Secret of Shakespeare's Works. The
    • entitled,
    • Based on an essay, Bn 29.1.28, entitled,
    • knowledge of the theatre and the deepest understanding for theatrical
    • These partial omissions and mistakes led certain investigators to the
    • and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his action in such
    • youth. Some say that he was a poacher and led an adventurous life.
    • certain of his plays troubled experiences which embittered him. But in
    • (a modern writer generally gives a detailed description of the stage
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    • entitled,
    • Based on an essay, Bn 29.1.28, entitled,
    • written by a man who had a thorough knowledge of the theatre and
    • partial omissions and mistakes led certain researchers to claim
    • stage, and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his
    • Shakespeare's youth. Some say that he was a poacher and led an
    • certain of his later plays troubled experiences which embittered
    • the playwright usually gives a detailed description of the
    • alive and unequaled through the centuries.
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    • eastern part of Asia Minor, ruled over by the kings of Western Asia.
    • called ‘the Son of the Widow.’ His followers called
    • Kingdom of Light took a portion of their own kingdom and mingled it
    • then still mingled in evolution.
    • In ancient epochs, in Atlantis and Lemuria, all knowledge was in part
    • soul was called the Mother or Isis. The Father was the Instructor or
    • Catholic Church compelled me to do so.
    • will be led by themselves, by the light of their own souls. Manes will
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • to mathematics within the domain of human knowledge. Plato intended to
    • make them true initiates of the Higher Knowledge. Until Man
    • 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
    • we stand on an important boundary line. We are mathematically led out
    • Thus, for our spiritual perception, Space itself is called to life.
    • realm of the senses is led back to the point of the super-sensible.
    • “self-knowledge” the inner nature of our own spiritual
    • part of those who admit exact knowledge only to the extent to which
    • according to them, all right to claim objective knowledge ceases at
    • the spirit of mathematical science. The mathematician is led back to
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    • works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled,
    • knowledge concerning the secrets of the spiritual world is at every
    • environment of the so-called dead conditions are such that everything
    • acquiring a more and more intimate and exact knowledge of the animal
    • 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
    • other is what may be called concrete, direct intercourse with beings
    • is possible between those who are still on Earth and the so-called
    • difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is easy to
    • knowledge about our own immortality as beings of soul and spirit,
    • intercourse between the living and the so-called dead, for it is an
    • of intercourse between the so-called living and the so-called dead. If
    • while in the dark. Country folk used to have some knowledge about
    • significance for intercourse, for example, with the so-called dead
    • knowledge of this, in the remarkable words: “ Time here becomes
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  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled,
    • workers could also rightly be called dialogs, for upon Rudolf
    • plant, and animal kingdoms was also touched upon, and this then led
    • basic knowledge required for an understanding of the mystery of
    • knowledge. They also asked to be allowed to use an hour of their work
    • when someone has a so-called brain stroke. What happens in that case?
    • was unformed mush. The mountains first had to be pulled out of this
    • were pulled up out of this mush.
    • what was it that pulled the mountains up? The cosmic forces that work
    • nature that pulled up these mountains. In some places the forces were
    • In this latter area the earth crust was not pulled up so strongly in
    • metabolism the heads of cabbage pulled out of the soil. In other
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • consequences of the fact which underlies such knowledge. Above all,
    • they think they should despise everything that is called material or
    • the situation in ancient times was more favourable, though knowledge
    • example: someone is led to have a vision. Instead of remaining calm
    • sense-organs are brought to life, and the life-processes filled with
    • transformed most if they are to be led back halfway to the Old Moon
    • to direct towards the poem the ensouled sense of balance and the
    • ensouled sense of movement; but they must be truly ensouled. Here
    • be accompanied by life-processes which are ensouled, transformed in
    • changes in the human being? Materialism has led gradually to the
    • is for real knowledge, knowledge of the facts which can be drawn only
    • course they take, the soul is led to purification, to catharsis. Much
    • purified and at the same time ensouled. In Aristotle's definition of
    • of man, gained not through a modern way of knowledge, but from the
    • compelled to think in a particular way; there is no freedom in
    • of reason prevails? One is compelled to think that three times three
    • compulsion, for they are ensouled and spiritualised. A man no longer
    • senses are reanimated, when they are led back once more to the
    • need — he should really have called it “ensouling”
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  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • was stirred by his dealings with Schiller. They led Goethe to express
    • never have expected that men would be led to freedom simply by giving
    • still compelled. So man is placed between reason and sensuality. His
    • he gives it, matter is enabled to have an effect, not just as matter,
    • Thus Goethe was impelled to conceive this path for the human being
    • the usual sense: in him understanding was led over into perception.
    • do we find no trace of the peculiar way of thinking we are impelled to
    • best if people would acknowledge that without spiritual knowledge they
    • it has to be found on the paths  of spiritual knowledge; now man has
    • want, is fulfilled through Spiritual Science: to look at the external
    • The Bible describes this quite truly. The spirits called the Elohim,
    • together with Jahve, are led into men through the breath. The ancient
    • Thus you are led through a real study of man into a true cosmology.
    • You can see that real knowledge of man and real knowledge of the
    • be ruled by equality.
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    • less concealed, although they can be distinctly noted by one who knows
    • we are led to the inevitable conclusion that Man is continually
    • 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
    • conception of history. We may truly say that for Man's knowledge of
    • so-called historians can find no possible way of including the Christ
    • progress of human evolution must in future be called forth from
    • in the direction of knowledge that we shall have to feel as a power
    • 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
    • so-called exact sciences; you will find them presented there today. If
    • understand me when I say that their theoretical knowledge of time
    • yet it is quite possible to prove it from detailed facts.
    • organism, and they indicate a knowledge of the inner being of Man.
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • Now the intellect alone can give us no real knowledge of what has
    • Knowledge of our connection with the Cosmos beyond the Earth —
    • Sun has grown up which is really modelled wholly upon earthly
    • kindled and quickened his Ego. His was still aware of the spirituality
    • of the world of stars. This is the kind of knowledge that we must
    • the part of the organism that is encircled and permeated by the
    • revealed by the date and time of his birth. For these Sages knew quite
    • birth enabled his astral body either to function regularly or
    • irregularly in his physical body. Knowledge of these influences played
    • run riot within us and give rise to the so-called nervous troubles
    • planets, as they are sometimes called, the planets which are nearer
    • “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
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • filled with physical, sense-perceptible material, and so becomes the
    • the so-called tympanum or drum. Behind this you find a number of
    • Let us now go farther back, within the ear. We come to the so-called
    • cochlea or ‘snail-shell’. It is filled with a watery
    • In time to come there will be an interesting branch of knowledge,
    • called to account morally, because they are much less responsible for
    • speak the word Tree. In your ear, in organs formed and modelled after
    • yourself; and through the so-called Eustachian tube, which passes from
    • mingled with it, when I describe how the ear is formed and shaped out
    • immediately called into play. The second member of the human life of
    • humanity, is called into play. Whatever the head acquires through such
    • will certainly not be kindled in you — the feeling of
    • Will. Not only our life of Feeling but our life of Will is called into
    • follows that the knowledge of super-sensible worlds must be attained by
    • ‘Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment,’
    • the head is called into play. It is not a question of mediumistic
    • 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
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    • the German texts is entitled,
    • must be led to look out into the world around them and into all its
    • again the teacher has failed to give us the right answer. He
    • knowledgeable way: “That is something that cannot be known.”
    • much acknowledgement to this deflection toward subjectivity and one's
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    • The significance of occult knowledge in promoting conscious
    • 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
    • living roots in the ancient wisdom, and the occult knowledge once in their
    • the epoch of evolution that may be called the mineral epoch; and our task
    • who have been deeply imbued with this knowledge, have been so selfless that
    • posterity! An example of this is the work entitled Theologica Deutsch.
    • spirit are called upon to climb one day to the highest stages of
    • the child has been instilled into him and he is able to read. And so too is
    • let us say, will be able by pressing a button concealed in his pocket, to
    • before, why the “good and proper form” as it has been called,
    • together with a new knowledge into these forms, much good would accrue, for
    • through deed. The “ I ” must remain concealed, within the deed!
    • substance called Kundalini which holds together, within the human being,
    • ennobled, this will lead to brutality in every possible form. This state of
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • not unveiled. If this waking consciousness, as it serves us for
    • ordinary life and knowledge, could solve the problems of life
    • waking condition of consciousness, something is concealed, and
    • have a series of pictures which led us into the mountain
    • described may be called the formative forces of the cosmos,
    • consciousness and knowledge of them. In sleep we all live
    • appears which can be called the harmony of the spheres, cosmic
    • are revealed the deeds of cosmic beings who belong to the
    • divine spiritual beings are revealed, or these spiritual beings
    • beings are revealed; and we have the third state of sleep,
    • we have been led into connection with this or that personality;
    • be able to participate in human destiny, so we are led to the
    • to gain knowledge of historical truth we must turn our
    • many Mysteries are destined to be revealed, must be made
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    • were based on a quite different kind of knowledge from that of to-day,
    • sense-organs, are not filled by any activity during sleep. Over its
    • weaving life of those beings we name Exusiai is revealed.
    • living music, the glowing light, the streaming warmth, intermingled
    • which the individualised Logos that weaves within man is revealed
    • only appearance — one finds all those hierarchical beings called
    • Particularly during sleep, it is revealed in its gleaming and glowing,
    • called the Kyriotetes.
    • Dynamis, Kyriotetes, he is compelled to plunge down continually into
    • say something evil, something filled with hatred, this work of the
    • realm's of body, soul, and spirit, are revealed. In the end one comes
    • air. In the real world, what are at first called etheric body, astral
    • talking either of Matter or of what is called Spirit in the ordinary
    • knowledge has shrunk more and more. Once it was known: Form shines out
    • have spoken of, shrivelled up small. And no distinction was made
    • reality consists in living, ensouled spirit-beings. And what is
    • And in what is revealed in waking life through human movement of the
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    • short time against the so-called ‘popular’ conceptions of
    • origin of man led us back to a form still hovering in spiritual
    • subsequent culture — the Gnosis called the ‘Christ.’
    • called upon to enter into those factors which have laid hold of human
    • Knowledge. The latter, so it has been thought, should confine
    • of the 19th century the whole course of evolution had led to the
    • led to no real result. It would lead us much too far to enter into
    • but these documents ultimately revealed something very different.
    • spiritual world. Then when such a soul was presently led back again
    • was led out to a vision of the spiritual world — and these
    • candidates for Initiation were led into the spiritual world in the
    • other teachings of Spiritual Science we can acknowledge the reality
    • In this Ego there is revealed, in man himself, what he possesses in
    • permeating all worlds, can be revealed to me, I must look into my own
    • mankind — when I know that an Initiation was fulfilled there as
    • a mighty historical event, whereas previously the Initiate was led to
    • its farthest future may be summed up by saying that a clear knowledge
    • when man has passed through Initiation. It was revealed to Judaism,
    • is revealed to men in its complete form. Only when man senses
    • whereas the latter is forced to acknowledge that we are here
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    • quite another matter. Detailed evidence in support of this point would
    • sphere of human knowledge.” He showed by this remark that he
    • 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.
    • his eyes, colour and light are revealed to him. It is possible for the
    • the experiences of those to whom the hidden teachings were revealed
    • inner and outer life is directed and controlled by himself; he
    • entitled Der arme Heinrich, when miracles of healing follow the
    • on Atlantis appeared in a magazine entitled Kosmos, issued
    • wisdom-filled Ego builds the Ring which gives rise to the struggle for
    • rustled in the leaves and swept through the wind. It was this
    •  Thy mind is there wherever knowledge dwells:
    • Knowledge of this mighty impulse developed the power of the Ego in the
    • and then, afterwards, recognition and acknowledgment.) This, then, was
    • filled with the element of desire but as chaste and pure as the calyx
    • Grail Ideal will be fulfilled when man brings forth his like with the
    • early spring flowers. The sight of the young plants revealed to him
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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
    • 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
    • he would enter a world where super-sensible truth would be revealed to
    • Aristotle, and the kind of knowledge that made its appearance about
    • and were thus able, with super-sensible knowledge, to realise the
    • vented it on Plotinus. He actually wrote a polemical thesis entitled
    • acknowledge God as a Being because the Ideas are primary and
    • the tradition which exists in regard to Plotinus — the so-called
    • words when there was still knowledge of the principles of true
    • Therefore the knowledge he possessed only amounted to the substance of
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    • 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
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    • the change entailed through the fact that an Ego now dwells within
    • knowledge which is acquired through external science were to be
    • actions fulfilled by spiritual Beings belonging to the higher
    • certain feelings, that may, indeed, endanger souls filled with pride
    • well do without this knowledge. Indeed, we can live quite comfortably
    • knowledge! For, in reality, we cannot live without it. Indeed, at the
    • quite a decent life without having a knowledge of the spiritual
    • to clear thoughts filled with insight, only if the soul is fertilized
    • upon the earth without possessing any spiritual knowledge. External
    • and Ego, but so that they are filled with what may be experienced in
    • it is not such a simple matter to gain some knowledge in regard to
    • lies concealed beneath the surface of life. But in regard to
    • the slightest idea that this knowledge must be drawn out of an
    • all-encompassing knowledge, one that can really be proved in every
    • have in our soul’s background a knowledge that can only come
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    • detailed account of what Rudolf Steiner said on so many occasions about
    • the so-called “Fensterworte” — that is to say, the
    • the fullest and most detailed account of what Rudolf Steiner said on
    • aspirant for spiritual knowledge — is called Johannes
    • of mankind as a whole. And unless this demand is fulfilled, the aim
    • have a certain knowledge; and above all we must be mindful of the
    • the hearts and souls of men were led to the God who dwelt in deep
    • cannot have failed to realise that its progress is based upon
    • concealed, just as the God and the secrets of the Mysteries were
    • concealed in the Temples and Pyramids of Egypt.
    • deeply concealed in man as to be unable to find expression in his
    • soul. The human body is then revealed to us as a work of artistic
    • traveled in Egypt and the region of Asia Minor only a few centuries
    • revealed to wisdom and to prayer, and the forms which surround the
    • feel a kind of fear, a kind of dread of spiritual knowledge,
    • but her wish is not fulfilled and she then proceeds to poison the
    • knowledge — sevenfold knowledge. But in a certain respect he
    • deeply moved him. The son is led out to the gallows in the presence
    • being led to the gallows, the second of the Seven Wise Masters comes
    • knowledge of what is greatest and most sublime in the world, if we
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    • then come into contact with others who have intimate knowledge of it
    • brought with them the teaching of the God-revealed Word (Veda-Word),
    • mingled with the doctrine of personality.
    • led to personal qualities and virtues reaching their zenith.
    • mingled with the new. Rishi-Priests migrated there and found decadent
    • Hyperboreans had already mingled with the Atlanteans and only very
    • connected with Nature. The belief prevailed that holiness was
    • establishing what is called Etruscan-Roman Civilization, with the
    • priestly element that led inevitably to the institution of the
    • Initiate for all that was to be fulfilled on the physical plane. This
    • this could have led to the spread of Christianity on the physical
    • plane. It could have led at most to an understanding of it. The Romans
    • ruled it was the Pontifex Maximus.
    • its influence because it led to the very highest levels of thought.
    • this Being is called the “Leader of the Christ Initiates” or
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    • sublime schooling which enabled them to become the Leaders of mankind,
    • to walk their own freely willed path. This was not the case during the
    • those who helped mankind forward, those who ruled and guided mankind,
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • 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
    • Universe filled with spiritual pictures or Imaginations, and as he
    • Spirit. Yet at the same time their souls were filled with a deep
    • liberation and redemption, unto a new knowledge of the Eternal within
    • Into this earthly world the Father God has led us. Out of Him we are
    • was afterwards called and which we now call the Christ. For this
    • in super-sensible worlds who was afterwards called the Christ,
    • called Christ appeared to the initiates as One who had lost His
    • called Christ, as of Him who would in future time come down to Earth
    • fulfilled, in Jesus of Nazareth. In the centuries before the Mystery
    • fulfilled, and the signs in the Heavens would proclaim His coming.
    • the initiates knew that the Being who afterwards was called Christ,
    • 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,
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    • impossible in the course of that very study to come to a knowledge of
    • evolution of the Archangels is expressed and revealed in the changes
    • welled up from the depths of his soul. Whether danger threatened
    • himself impelled to do under the influence of the world around him.
    • enabled them to put the speech-forming power into human life on
    • have come to a stage where this feeling, which is called forth in man
    • so thoroughly drilled and trained to it, we would never take much
    • still prevailed in Greece among the philosophers up to the time
    • the knowledge of the Event that finds its way into the hearts
    • in the Gospels, the knowledge of Christ has not come in its
    • fullness, the knowledge men have had of Him has not been sufficiently
    • called the Michael thought! This Michael thought should be alive,
    • filled with it. The leaves have withered and are falling from the
    • become a festival filled with life and impulse. It has to express how
    • sublime greatness were there revealed!
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    • which have been at work in the course of evolution and have led on to
    • whose nature a much more highly spiritual mode of knowledge is
    • the teachings of the Gnostics, as they were called, in the early
    • higher level than the physical world but peopled none the less by
    • might be fulfilled. The Gnostic teaching was that in the man Jesus
    • would be served to-day by entering into a detailed consideration of
    • of knowledge in the innermost recesses of the soul — the forces
    • thinking had not begun to function in the mind of man. Knowledge came
    • revealed to him. The springing-forth of individual thoughts
    • against the grain in our days, when men prefer to receive knowledge
    • merely in assimilating knowledge that has already been laid down as a
    • Grace from on high, this world of light revealed itself in and
    • through the light that filled the mind of man. A veil was then drawn
    • that lay concealed behind the wall stretching from the Ural and Volga
    • the Heavens modeled upon their conception of the Earth, in contrast
    • 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
    • highly spiritual form of knowledge has become corrupt; the life of
    • And these forces work upon human beings who are unskilled in such
    • Fauns and Satyrs who peopled the astral sphere adjacent to the
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    • in our so-called physical life between birth and death. We ourselves
    • perceive Imaginatively — we realise that this world is peopled
    • of the patient. For what is called illness today is in truth only the
    • of the human beings down here, who are, as it were, veiled from him
    • Anthroposophy. Although it is hinted at in a rather veiled way, still
    • Wissen und Leben — I think it is called — and you
    • from the realm of the dead. Here we are led to quite a different way
    • own Theory of Knowledge, but a Theory of Knowledge implicit
    • so-called dead and the so-called living work together. Now we must
    • year, which is so often called the period of Kamaloca, is very like
    • once more a new piece of knowledge, the knowledge should also be
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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
    • belonging to the Egyptian culture. I have already called your
    • their connection with the universe. Nevertheless there prevailed in
    • they developed a knowledge which had a longing to know the deeper
    • related of Osiris that at one time he ruled in Egypt. It is related
    • similar. What was concealed behind the name Osiris was not unfamiliar
    • after death, has at one time ruled over the living.
    • the wrath of his spouse Gaea, so that she prevailed upon Chronos
    • Tartarus, had prevailed on the Goddess Metis, the Goddess of cunning,
    • descend from other forefathers who were not yet ruled over by Zeus.
    • You can still find this knowledge in Jacob Boehme and Paracelsus,
    • also called the ‘philosophical sulphur’. And Saint
    • who once had ruled but who was now in the underworld.
    • the number is not the point — ruled, when they had descended
    • describing to himself at the same time this knowledge: If I
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    • this life-in-Imaginations. Osiris has been killed by his brother
    • legend, Osiris was killed by Typhon.
    • ages when Imaginative clairvoyance prevailed on earth conditions
    • not yet such a script as the later script. What prevailed in Egypt
    • 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
    • fact that which shot up out of the forces which are usually called in
    • knowledge, one cannot know, but one knows through the whole
    • sex-symbols, the so-called sex-symbols, point thus to this connection
    • air-events and the human processes of knowledge which take place
    • necessary, for only so could mankind be led — and that is
    • the meaning of the Old Testament — be led from that living in
    • the air was everywhere filled with Light phenomena; for the grown
    • out of the air-filled space what he himself experienced.
    • has remained behind of that power of the air that revealed itself to
    • national sentiment. Hence the battle-cry of the so-called ‘Freedom
    • knowledge of the more intimate connections, all sorts of things are
    • another in another star, and one knew that one's life was ruled from
    • the star-constellations. One then appealed, as it were, to the
    • power of thought was felt, what role the so-called universals, the
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    • knowledge the far-reaching world-conception, which was an inner
    • experience, signified more than the mere sense-perception knowledge
    • his atavistic imaginations. That was the age in which Osiris ruled.
    • most important of their arts, who ruled in Egypt throughout long
    • ages, who also traveled from Egypt into other lands, and not by the
    • revealed to her that the coffin had been carried away by the sea; she
    • with the Isis at the sight of whom the pious Egyptian trembled when
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, but must be again unriddled today —
    • concealed behind what was open and evident. And then in their
    • inscription once stood on the veiled form at Sais. In fact the
    • trailed the new offspring about, and since she had trailed and
    • all the knowledge of natural scientific profundity he again made
    • resembled the new Typhon.
    • chuckling being — mankind still had self-knowledge about this
    • put before them for the benefit of their self-knowledge, in the 15th,
    • shown, that the foundation of external knowledge is only a reflection
    • be called forth that with the peculiarity of this presentation of
    • physical beings of the line of descent. Fundamentally the so-called
    • state of dulled livingness, in later times the letter called forth
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    • moreover called themselves the ‘immortals’ in that
    • say: it took its course when man for his knowledge, perception and
    • an instrument of knowledge. These things have only been
    • organ of knowledge, all that concerned the forces of the larynx. The
    • head-knowledge came to especial prominence. But in spite of the fact
    • spiritual life, world-knowledge, world-conception. Man is shut off
    • are called. These three decanates represent those planets which have
    • friends, that one reads nowadays of the so-called Peace negotiations
    • mangled bodies of our fighters, there are traitors who are in
    • Goethe's optical knowledge, and let flow into such judgments —
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    • immediately upon the great flooding of the earth — called in
    • called your attention last time to the immense incision in the
    • 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
    • so-called Enlightenment, the atheistic Enlightenment of the 18th
    • within them! People do not acknowledge it, but all the sciences are
    • fire in countless souls. And had they kindled this fire what would
    • enter if fresh knowledge is drawn out of the spiritual world. This he
    • higher members, in the first place of what we have called the
    • to get wrinkled then our etheric body blooms and becomes
    • had something of what can be called a
    • roof might have killed him when he was fifty years old or earlier. I
    • acquiring knowledge in later years. I once knew a very famous man —
    • be led into false paths by the ignorant, or those who have no
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    • 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.
    • see, to say: man in respect of his head is above all ruled by the
    • head is, we can say: man is ruled by the spherical form (see
    • ‘there are limits to human knowledge, one cannot get beyond
    • investigator has a special knowledge of these things if he is able to
    • yourselves: this same man who has been killed at the age of thirty
    • half-a-minute, if he is killed at the age of thirty. When it is a
    • enabled to see how a man assimilates life-wisdom, life-experience all
    • 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?
    • order to unite this knowledge fully with the whole man, one must keep
    • to change head-knowledge into heart-knowledge as one lives longer
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    • acknowledges that the magnetic needle does not turn by itself to the
    • repelled by the chapter where I speak of the human aura and how man's
    • experiments; as he is very unwilling to acknowledge clairvoyance, but
    • filled with spirit and spirit-beings — and the earth on which
    • because our head is actually the grave of our soul-life as we led it
    • considered all the more since it is connected with what I have called
    • Class, for only then does the knowledge that entered this poor head
    • value of the so-called peace negotiations between the Central
    • no consequence here) argues against a so-called separate peace
    • of knowledge; what the head can experience must be reflected upon in
    • so-called Lemurian civilization, which again had several epochs.
    • heart, for he had a small heart in the head that has become shriveled
    • have of his ego in the Lemurian times was also revealed to him from
    • revealed to him from the heavens, cosmically revealed, from Lemurian
    • revealed to him from the earth in the Christ Impulse, and develop it,
    • mentioned in yesterday's lecture that the knowledge of our time is
    • what is now called the present world-war — which is really no
    • mainspring of the present so-called war is to be found in the general
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    • requisite preliminary knowledge. Other opinions will be in so far
    • certain things that require a still more detailed study.
    • knowledge of anthroposophical spiritual science that the human being
    • acquires a strong feeling of responsibility, because he is compelled
    • to higher knowledge, he would, more or less, ruin his human body; for
    • conscious, that is, he inhaled consciously. Through these exercises
    • knowledge of the human organization as seen from within; they are not
    • knowledge of it coming from within, from intimate contact with both
    • be “knowledge a priori.” A priori! Now, that is a
    • then one knows whence this curious mathematical knowledge springs.
    • Otherwise one would have to say that what is called in the Kantian
    • peoples have been extensively intermingled with souls who lived in
    • the spiritual researcher investigates the present, he is led back to
    • another. This then is called the “psychology of association.”
    • much — what human qualities are thus revealed to us!
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    • from his speech. And a certain human failing is revealed — it
    • only acknowledge as Spirit that which enters into the world of
    • knowledge of life. Those who realise what lack of idealism in speech
    • body will be enabled, while he sleeps, to rise to the Hierarchy of
    • worlds, a knowledge that for everything there is compensation. But
    • life's happenings rests on the sure knowledge that there is
    • come upon me, because it has enabled a weakness to be eliminated.
    • enabled gradually to behold the whole warp and woof of the world and
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    • the moment, the shock will make them put aside all such knowledge.
    • environment enfilled with ideas much closer to Nature than those
    • thought will easily be misled into the belief that the world was
    • revealed in vegetation. In short, it was from the world of the living
    • and, their knowledge of the world is derived, for the most part, from
    • soul revealed in speech, be said to live in a world of pictures? Man
    • were revealed in this poetic form of speech, mysteries which cannot
    • be revealed in the same fulness when the content of the sound is the
    • measure and melody, we are led to an epoch more ancient than that of
    • filled with Imaginative instinct, prone by its very nature to
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    • After many long years of work in this domain of knowledge, I know
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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,
    • into this meditation or these exercises of thinking, we should be led
    • filled with a conscious activity of will and after a time we shall
    • I have called this development ‘Imaginative Thinking’
    • 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
    • Knowledge.
    • sense-experience. Imaginative Knowledge, on the contrary, lies in a
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    • human evolution, events that have led up to a soul-constitution which
    • struggled through to the conclusion that the fundamental note of this
    • those six centuries. External documents (I have already called
    • that is to say, the intellect, enabled one to grasp in a certain
    • enabled one to grasp even the existence of God, etc. etc. These
    • 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
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    • so-called refutations. Let us simply observe the fact that, on the
    • world-conception; people believed that only this enabled them to
    • been gained in regard to a knowledge of Nature, and nothing had been
    • existence, at least to a certain extent. Theories of knowledge were
    • that every single word revealed how matters stood. Whereas a few
    • the banquet, Eucken, the philosopher, held a speech. He revealed (one
    • knowledge of Nature. Something has thus arisen, which acquires a
    • have paled, cannot be anything else. But at the same time he felt —
    • concealed in this picture. Those who do not approach these things
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge does not throw light upon that
    • materialism; for it has led to a positive knowledge of the material
    • Czolbe, who only acknowledge sensualism, or materialism with their
    • demands; he is not led to social instincts, to social feelings, and
    • earth in which the so-called civilisation has unfolded. We may
    • formed the foundation of what has kindled instincts in a spiritual
    • 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
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    • possesses the forces that might have enabled it to preserve physical
    • think that he had stumbled over the stone, thus falling into the
    • investigation may show us that his destiny in no way led him to the
    • conditions that enabled the child to meet its death, as prescribed in
    • enabled it to sustain a whole existence between birth and death,
    • here you may see the so-called “Haus Hansi”, the house in
    • 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
    • being that is called upon to make this sacrifice, thus fulfilling
    • now — you, who are filled with a heartfelt enthusiasm for
    • a portion of what everyone can feel, if he is filled with
    • towards these etheric bodies ... all those who are filled with
    • bodies. Help will come! Those who are genuinely filled with a
    • the souls of men who are filled with enthusiasm for spiritual science
    • near future, and who genuinely feel this, will be filled by the
    • bodies would then still be there, but no souls would be there, filled
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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,
    • Boehme. We feel how they wrestled within themselves to understand
    • 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.
    • 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
    • without any knowledge as to whether this conception was in accordance
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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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    • in which the so-called intellectual and understanding soul
    • 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
    • right. We are then in a state of dulled consciousness. Most of you
    • light was being led on into his inner being. And when he was
    • filled with something, and so that that which really lives within us
    • he walked as if led by a necessity of Nature, like the lightning
    • through their full knowledge of the fact that in hypochondric people
    • what constitutes, as it were, a physical self-knowledge, an insight
    • Indian epoch — this immediate knowledge of the whole human
    • being. Then, this knowledge of the whole human being disappears. The
    • last remains of that knowledge may be found at the time when the
    • knowledge of man still existed at that time. For instance, the
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • “a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being
    • an old Persian legend. “Djemjdid was a king who led his people
    • called Ahura Mazdao, a golden dagger, by means of which he was to
    • acquire any real self-knowledge or feeling of his own being without
    • knowledge obtained through the senses and through history, here on
    • essential way to acquire knowledge of the science of Initiation is to
    • regard to paths of knowledge. The attitude adopted towards those who
    • becoming one with what may be called the forces of the planet
    • that they want the new to be somehow veiled, whenever possible, in
    • further progress of mankind in respect of knowledge and social
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • unity. Anyone who is able in one way or another to gain knowledge of
    • 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,
    • were to be filled with spirit. Men felt the living unity in science
    • knowledge that can bring to realization what Goethe already divined:
    • a knowledge that raises itself to art, not symbolical
    • has since been called.] for the renewal of Christianity. The
    • 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
    • and purpose originally contained in it and is not led astray by any
    • pertaining to spiritual knowledge at the present time, I have given
    • an authentic and inwardly vital cult, filled with spiritual content,
    • bound to dissolve away when the ‘backbone’ of knowledge
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    • one definite standpoint, so that a more accurate knowledge can
    • 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.
    • rolled together and that afterwards it unrolls again and fills out
    • which must again and again be filled out by us. And then we acquire
    • in a living and hearty manner, becomes dulled and loses its vitality.
    • the knowledge of initiation. But even what we experience during the
    • filled and permeated with — we cannot say with material — but
    • delicate knowledge becomes inwoven with us, a knowledge of the
    • grows tired, yet this weariness means that a knowledge of the heart's
    • structure becomes inwoven with us, a knowledge of how the heart is
    • that the more of this lofty knowledge we take up in our feelings, the
    • knowledge, it will spontaneously be filled with feelings of gratitude
    • this knowledge rises out of your own soul ... “towards whom I
    • boast of the great extent of their knowledge. But we know that in the
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    • almost as a human-divine, or a human-heroic essence, and they called
    • up — from another Being, called Ilmarinen. Just as in the
    • enabled the human being to be a conqueror upon the physical plane)
    • and for this reason it called the descending nations the “RUTSI”
    • Finns called it, downwards from above, they also called themselves
    • the nations that were settled down here, below, called in the Warager
    • significance has the fact that a nation that fulfilled so eminent a
    • disappear after having fulfilled its mission, has its meaning within
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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
    • called its better days, something was taking place that almost
    • would not feel so urgently impelled to seek anthroposophy if the
    • be called a reversing of human will impulses. A person is born into a
    • 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
    • person impelled to regard these forms as subhuman rather than as
    • 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;
    • soul attitude and experience that make a man a full-fledged human
    • the experiencing of knowledge, and one's participation in the time's
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  • Title: Lecture: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • thoughts evoked by the man whom we met, revealed themselves within our
    • connected with the process described in my book “Knowledge of Higher
    • Ahriman has shackled the physical body so firmly to the whole being of man,
    • hast endowed me with thy Light and saved me; Thou hast led me to the upper
    • will not desire to understand it until one has called forth in one's self the
    • knowledge is really to be attained.
    • obscurest corner and labeled — fanaticism and superstition, or even
    • knowledge. It is not only the knowledge of spiritual truths that is primarily
    • striving after knowledge.
    • illusion, that those who have already covered all true effort after knowledge
    • all thinking souls, things called into being by this black printers' ink
    • irrefutable what is scribbled in another paper. They are divided among
    • reader of newspapers is a much muddled person. His countless valuable
    • not uncommon case of a false presentation of facts having led to the
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 1: Forgetting
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    • sense. Not only does this knowledge help us understand everyday life,
    • has such a thing as so-called propagation, the bringing forth of its
    • What does this so-called forgotten image do? It has a very important
    • knowledge it does not yet work inwardly to bring life into the free
    • that strong moral impulses can follow from the knowledge of such
    • such as no other knowledge and no merely external moral commands can
    • do. Knowledge of the facts of the spiritual world, as imparted by
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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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
    • is it sufficient for anthroposophy to spread the knowledge of man's
    • out of occultism who have said this, but they have been called things
    • through a knowledge of man arising out of spiritual science that we
    • treatment. We need quite a different basis, for spiritual knowledge
    • indeed always effective. What is called the psychological method
    • while. The joy that lends wings to his soul can be called a
    • whole sphere includes a knowledge of the higher members of man's
    • arose from spiritual knowledge and has become more and more
    • at least conscious of the fact that they had to have a knowledge of
    • Paracelsus felt compelled — as we do today — to draw
    • knowledge or on materialism. Perhaps it is even more difficult
    • and it is common knowledge that it is nothing but talk and show. They
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 3: Original Sin
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    • traveled just a short distance over the earth, that had a great
    • nowadays change so little during their life. And this led
    • to someone who is specially deeply schooled in occultism. Two people
    • picture, you can have something that is as it were distilled from it,
    • their environment. It became more and more veiled from sight,
    • might call passionate love; that is, sensual love that mingled with
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
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    • relationships. That the sun is encircled by the earth in a year
    • 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.
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 5: Rhythms in the Being of Man
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    • question: How can a knowledge of these things help us understand in a
    • pulled through this seventh day. The temperature suddenly falls, and
    • scientific point of view is called ‘the study of the human
    • an ancient heritage of rhythmic knowledge. As the rhythm of the body
    • and modeled the rhythm of his astral and etheric bodies on the cycle
    • the cosmos. He will go further and feel himself filled with certain
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 6: Illness and Karma
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    • are very intricate and manifold, and we must study the more detailed
    • have taken an entirely different course; it would also have failed to
    • you arrive back in your childhood filled with the intention of
    • of healing, and the forces of the organism have to be called up to
    • knowledge is not so closely connected with us as the temperament and
    • failed to learn the other things that are a necessary part of this.
    • incarnation. People who have had any knowledge of this have always
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 7: Laughing and Weeping
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    • fellow creatures. Therefore only a knowledge and understanding that
    • and actually regulates it was called in the occult teaching of the
    • weeping are something which can in the highest sense be called the
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • also the so-called Lemurian evolution, in which man had only just
    • with the separation of sun and moon. This, however, led to a quite
    • physical bodies were sleepy. Yet because they were led as though by
    • into those wicked and immoral practices that led to the downfall of
    • all the various stages of evolution leave so-called stragglers behind
    • in legends is absolutely based on a knowledge of the truth. If,
    • on the form which enabled it to mould all the organs, heart, brain,
    • have described, and they led an independent existence up till much
    • to acknowledge this as an acceptable idea? He united himself with the
    • old European clairvoyance had also led to there being an ancient
    • possibly led to the name that has now more or less died out, the
    • red. Their development led them into decadence. Among the people of
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 9: Evolution, Involution and Creation out of Nothingness
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    • plant filled with an etheric body, a body consisting of streams of
    • of the lily of the valley is rolled up in the physical seed. So when
    • the valley is in involution: the seed contains the being rolled up,
    • completely that you no longer see it, it is all rolled up in the
    • influences of relationships. Even the way you feel compelled to act
    • out of relationships is called in Christian esotericism ‘creating
    • virtuous relationships is called in Christian esotericism ‘The
    • of a lower order show no more than a trace of what we called creation
    • they may not extend to what may be called cosmic dimensions, are
    • accordance with principles he himself chooses and acknowledges. Then
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture One
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    • the Medici tombs in Florence. Our attitude to spiritual knowledge can
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    • show that the essential nature of these beings can be revealed only
    • led mankind as a whole to strive for such development, and he need
    • have led him astray. He must avoid empty theories and high-sounding
    • already some knowledge of occult science — to approach and
    • knowledge brought from the spiritual world.
    • this inflow of spiritual knowledge to be a reality. Hence the further
    • in the spiritual world — can be revealed through Initiation.
    • have often said that anyone possessed of spiritual knowledge is aware
    • 5,000 years in human history, the so-called Lesser Kali Yuga. Since
    • and although, as in so many other cases, it failed to fulfil the aims
    • ‘chance’ events, as they are called nowadays, have been
    • 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
    • I want now to speak of so-called spiritual healing. Here
    • respect of knowledge, of perception, however, there is a difference.
    • a searcher for knowledge. Spiritual knowledge is a different matter.
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    • faiths. The Mystery of Golgotha was fulfilled for all men, not only
    • entitled Life between Death and a New Birth in Relation to Cosmic
    • The most important and most outstanding fact revealed by
    • even without any occult knowledge — to observe the life of soul
    • that is possible without any occult knowledge provided only there is
    • is kindled by the counter-pressure of our body. Our ‘I’
    • him the fruits of a moral life, is what may be called a spiritually
    • understanding a human being whose soul has been filled with the
    • be made between knowledge of Christian tenets and the reality
    • maintain that the Mystery of Golgotha was fulfilled only for those
    • who call themselves Christians. The Mystery of Golgotha was fulfilled
    • between knowledge and reality, it must nevertheless be said that he
    • place. A man whose religion has failed to bring about in him a
    • important knowledge for the Earth — knowledge that men will
    • the Mystery of Golgotha was fulfilled.
    • wonderful mystery here? The words hurled into humanity by Lucifer,
    • the new birth, we have to discover what can be called the Akashic
    • of us inasmuch as forces from the Sun sphere are instilled into us if
    • knowledge of Christ who at that time was still in the Sun sphere, and
    • they imparted this knowledge and understanding to their followers,
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    • the possibilities. The purpose of Anthroposophy is fulfilled in the
    • entitled Life between Death and a New Birth in Relation to Cosmic
    • including those of which he has no conscious knowledge or may even
    • This wish would have to remain unfulfilled, for it could hardly
    • car and killed; if we had left home punctually we should no longer be
    • been cancelled and you had been somewhere else. If you had known
    • example this lecture might have been cancelled, in which case those
    • would probably have been killed in an accident to a train which he
    • Anthroposophy fulfilled in the creation of an actual link between the
    • beings and our true human nature. This knowledge will help us to
    • thirteenth century by the poet himself, so it cannot be called a mere
    • external world and lead to knowledge. Admittedly this often calls for
    • necessary for more detailed knowledge of the life between death and
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Four
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    • waking life and is concealed from human consciousness. The Bible uses
    • concealed from the human being in his later years. Evidence for this
    • concealed from man's conscious life on Earth. Processes of
    • what is learnt from anatomy or biology conveys no real knowledge of
    • be indicated if I make sketches to show how the so-called aura of the
    • The important point is that what may be called the auric
    • kindled by the lower Ego-aura and lower astral aura. The vitalising
    • 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
    • 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
    • watch how the ancient knowledge disappears gradually as later epochs
    • constellations in the heavens genuine knowledge of spiritual events.
    • the forces of knowledge which lie deep in the souls of men. All human
    • should be kindled to life through Anthroposophy; and the methods used
    • the new birth, consciousness can still be kindled in a human being in
    • sphere it is impossible for consciousness to be kindled if during his
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    • study which because of the significant knowledge it contains may well
    • spoke of what may be called the last Initiation of Christian
    • Jesus Child described in that Gospel. [See the Lecture Course entitled
    • had revealed himself at the time of the birth of Jesus; and he
    • Those who desire to understand from occult knowledge the
    • example of evolution. This example is revealed to occult
    • the souls of men that they led to triumph after triumph in the domain
    • of materialistic knowledge of the world; and in the further course of
    • the souls of men. But this would have led to the formation of a class
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds. How is it Achieved?
    • relationship led to the individuality of the Buddha ceasing to work
    • Mystery of Golgotha. What may be called the advent of the Buddha on
    • This is the momentous outcome of what might be called
    • called a kind of ‘Mystery of Golgotha’ for Mars took
    • part of the general stream of evolution. The event that may be called
    • mission of the Buddha entailed his crucifixion in the arena of the
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Six
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    • Science. In this way not only will a knowledge of the being of man
    • Impulse is comprised for the West in what may be called the Mystery
    • of the Holy Grail can impart to men of the modern age knowledge that
    • 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
    • or Ego which have enabled him to think, to speak and adopt the
    • clairvoyance a remarkable difference is revealed between the head
    • are matters of which we must have knowledge if we are to understand
    • What thus remains entirely concealed we can follow back as far as
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Seven
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    • its influence. St. Paul's profound esoteric knowledge exemplified in
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    • act of what may be called the formative principle. The last
    • is very important that teachers should have knowledge of these two
    • authority is usually revealed by the fact that the authority in
    • knowledge — matters relating, for example, to health and
    • very presentation was based upon profound esoteric knowledge. We
    • lecture-course entitled
    • measure of it in spite of having failed to establish any relationship
    • came it that understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha enabled the
    • of this and they manifest their activity in the muddled, turbulent
    • of this or that standpoint but by applying the modes of knowledge
    • established the causes which enabled them to experience the spiritual
    • qualities which enabled them to bring a new impulse into the
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Eight
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    • can be seen during sleep is for the most part concealed from man's
    • state, is revealed when contemplated from the viewpoint of sleep. And
    • it is then, for the first time, that knowledge dawns in us of the
    • the great intensity at what may now be called the human body; we
    • the water and I jumped in after him and pulled him out; but for that
    • this threefold entity is filled out, permeated by the foodstuffs that
    • is nothing that can truly be called bliss or blessedness except
    • such as these, that have been revealed through the ages and grasped
    • outer world is our inner world; what is otherwise called Universe is
    • and through what in physical life is called Universe we feel that we
    • 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
    • existence between death and the new birth. Herein is revealed the
    • applicable to some other kind of knowledge. Spiritual Science imparts
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Nine
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    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
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    • and Vogt (‘bulky Vogt’ as he used to be called) had
    • intellectual, sharp-witted character in life, they had been led
    • because what comes later will be revealed in all good time. But the
    • form in which it will be revealed depends entirely upon how we have
    • enabled them to shape their next life rightly. In that life they
    • these people regarding their work as if they were animals being led
    • 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
    • be maintained. This is the basis of what I have called ‘reading
    • thoughts, conveying knowledge in this way, or we may take an
    • rejected any knowledge of the spiritual world that might come his
    • possibility of being led to him in the spiritual world is as a rule
    • 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
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    • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man
    • may be called the region of the Moon, then that of Mercury, of Venus,
    • been called to this. In
    • exactly with the passage of the expanding soul into the region called
    • is generally called the unpleasant element of Kamaloka already comes
    • themselves. This also led to the result that at the time when
    • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man,
    • those Teachers in ancient India are revealed to us as beings
    • self-knowledge, of completely unbiased self-knowledge. Only by being
    • able to put self-knowledge into practice can the soul find entrance
    • Golgotha. You will find the most detailed account of this in the
    • lecture-courses entitled
    • the stellar spheres there is revealed to us, as it were outspread in
    • ensouled by what came to the Earth from the Sun, namely by the Christ
    • Impulse. The Earth was ensouled when the Mystery of Golgotha took
  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Lecture One
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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
    • impulse — we have called it the Christ Impulse — which
    • deepened anthroposophical knowledge, into the course of human
    • knowledge. This contradiction can be cleared away only when we call
    • and how much had been attained by men called “sages” in
    • amount of knowledge concerning the facts of Nature and have been
    • evolution — in the souls of that period. What might be called an
    • philosophy in its much profounder form, struggled to bring all the
    • We have already called attention to the fact that behind
    • including knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha, and to reflect how
    • called Worlds or Beings, precede our world. “Aeon” is the
    • spiritual worlds, you look into the desire-filled world of Achamod.
    • Because this world is filled with desire, it cannot disclose within
    • itself that which is revealed by looking out into the world of the
    • Gnostics called the Son of the Father-God, and also what they called
    • another evolutionary line, different from that which led to the
    • separated through being filled with Achamod. This feeling of being
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    • most significant, wisdom-filled current of thought — when we
    • mysteries which were lost to the wisdom-knowledge of later times. And
    • 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
    • light-filled concepts. From Ionia sprang the philosophy of clarity
    • make it seem that the prophecy had been fulfilled.
    • importance was attached to these sayings is shown by the so-called
    • which the Mystery of Golgotha was fulfilled.
    • emphasis to her words; as though impelled by the passion of a fanatic
    • soul-forces the message that is to be instilled with all the power of
    • anti-Gnostics, and the Apostolic Fathers, as they are called,
    • and Aristotle: a world of ideas which could be called the most
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    • clairvoyant observation — the following is revealed.
    • been ruled out. So a change had to be brought about in the forces
    • seven planets, as they used to be called. The planetary forces worked
    • was not impelled to suck in the air greedily, or to recoil with
    • sense neither on the Moon nor on the Sun, but as though it encircled
    • of human evolution. Thereby he called to himself the high Sun-spirit,
    • teaching arose; his initiation had revealed to him — had
    • Greeks later called Zeus; on Mars, the one later called Ares; on
    • Mercury, the one later called Hermes. In the Greek planetary gods
    • can say: The Christ “ensouled” himself in an angelic
    • spiritual worlds: the Christ “ensouled” himself in an
    • later became the Nathan Jesus-child: he appears to us ensouled by the
    • event when the Christ ensouled the Jesus-Being and enabled him to
    • Dragon was ennobled and brought out of chaos into a kind of harmony.
    • lived in the dragon's blood and filled men with wisdom from the
    • everything that led them, on the most important occasions, to take
    • the Being whom the Christ had enfilled. Therefore, said the Greeks,
    • We see how the Greeks revered in the god they called,
    • time, the Christ was ensouled. Who then was Apollo — not the
    • reflected, was born on Earth and men called him Jesus, which in our
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    • “Chronology”, whereby we are led to think at once of the
    • Yesterday I described it as the epoch in which knowledge was kindled
    • hillsides like a dragon — the dragon killed by the Greek St.
    • for he indicates that it was the Christ who led the Jews through the
    • be mingled in Adam's bodily vesture. Today we should say that
    • the god whose spiritual rulership prevailed throughout the Earth.
    • us look back a little, with the aid of occult knowledge, over what we
    • threefold Christ-event lives on. In his soul is the knowledge: “As
    • time.” Elijah proclaimed the Christ-filled Jahve. For the
    • be fulfilled? Do we not see how He had sent His messenger in Elijah,
    • in a new way by men; they had to be enabled to free this spirit, in a
    • second lecture — that Paul was called to build a bridge between
    • relationship of the Christ-filled man to men who are far from Christ.
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    • anywhere in the world — including those which prevailed in the
    • souls of the Sibyls — should never be called good or bad in
    • superficially. Much will have to be revealed as a symptom of the
    • clarified their meaning. In occult investigation, too, one is, led
    • Castle of the Grail, where he had failed to ask about the mysteries
    • (Christ is often called the Bridegroom), the picture had a meaning,
    • Castle empty — nobody was there. He called out for someone —
    • first misled by a certain circumstance. In occult research — I
    • exoteric scholarship (this was some time ago) that led me astray. For
    • Kyot. At the same time, when I had been to a certain extent led
    • While without faith my life I led
    • though there shone forth in the soul how he traveled by day and by
    • — “he said, a thing was called the Grail.” Now
    • whom he calls Flegetanis and in whom lives a certain knowledge of the
    • revived astrology, sees the thing called the Grail. Then I knew that
    • we are led to the secret of the Grail. And then I saw in the stellar
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    • called the result of research is given to the soul from out of the
    • of soul-life. I want to touch on a manifestation to which I called
    • revealed. I would like to take this opportunity of reading to you a
    • Christ-filled Sibyl.
    • form, a Christ-filled form, and then, if one can practise it
    • universal harmony. And all the planets are ensouled.
    • earth is ensouled, and thus the great harmony is brought about, not
    • pulsed, as the new age came in, the Christ-filled Astrology which
    • and thus he led the human race astray. That was always the way of
    • writes in a frame of mind that can truly be called Christ-filled. In
    • knowledge, what do we find? Who is he, this Parsifal? He is ignorant
    • externally; one of those who are led into relation with the
    • with the Guardianship of the Grail: he had killed his adversary out
    • the connection they revealed with the spiritual world. The elemental
    • to be revealed only to the pure and blameless forces of the soul;
    • blameless forces of the soul, and not with traditional knowledge and
    • inevitable that the wounds of the man, Amfortas, who had failed to
    • accordance with the way in which it can be revealed today.
    • And then let us be filled with a feeling of how it was
    • endlessly varied kind. The whole earth is ensouled, and thus the
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    • we know that there is concealed within us, within our human being,
    • prevailed within the old Saturn evolution.
    • pursued today by the so-called cultural-scientist of a materialistic
    • activity? We must we seek it protected and embedded, veiled from
    • evolution; it filled the whole field of vision.
    • directed to it in a veiled way. Those of you who have acquainted
    • of Philosophy are distinguished. I have called the first period “The
    • have called “the World-conception of the Middle Ages”,
    • his soul, but thought is revealed to him just as external sound or
    • colour is revealed to modern man. The Greek perceives the thought; he
    • we go back to the perception of thoughts which prevailed in the time
    • the point of seeing in it not only a guide to knowledge but a guide
    • giving us various facts of knowledge — but as something that
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    • The Science of Initiation and Knowledge of the Stars.
    • The Science of Initiation and Knowledge of the Stars.
    • civilisation all knowledge has been lost. To realise the loss we need
    • from this picture have led merely to the idea that there are no
    • of the Spiritual behind it. To those who have knowledge of both its
    • this Moon fortress, certain secrets can be revealed that were once in
    • memory was preserved of what these Beings had once revealed to the
    • concealed within the Moon fortress.
    • 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
    • revealed in the form of thoughts and can be approached only through a
    • many things concerning the past are revealed through thinking.
    • to them clear and active light-filled thoughts of his own. And that
    • things were revealed to our ancestors in those days. Modern man has
    • for these things, but Mars may be called the great “Talker”
    • certain sense Mars may be called the Agitator in our universe. He is
    • the Masters of wisdom-filled thinking.
    • Masters of the forces of co-ordinative knowledge and mental activity
    • also be called the liberating planets; they give man freedom. On the
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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
    • the one hand, the knowledge gained through spiritual science could
    • upon the foundation of real knowledge,) it is, on the other hand,
    • 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
    • is in a certain way weak, that it lacks strength. He is filled with
    • 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
    • of attraction. Because spiritual science is filled with life, a
    • upon earth we are filled with thoughts taken from spiritual science,
    • upon life, whereas the knowledge which is acquired throughout the
    • gained through spiritual knowledge reacts from the spiritual world on
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge. It may sound strange to-day,
    • will, for instance, grow more and more obstinate and self-willed (we
    • knowledge satisfying our curiosity, but spiritual science should be
    • What we acquire through a spiritual-scientific knowledge and bear
    • adopted by the world in regard to the things which are revealed particularly
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    • are perpetually called forth, in our etheric body, by our life with
    • something that cannot quite be called memory — for it is far
    • so only if you feel yourself, by virtue of this knowledge, within the
    • to know our human life unless we gain knowledge of these
    • have now called the world-of-soul. It is with the beings of the soul
    • person is misled by Lucifer or Ahriman. This brings about a
    • more, to compensate for this, people must receive such detailed
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge as will lift the whole matter into
    • which prevail nowadays in the so-called humanistic branches of
    • taking his light from spiritual knowledge of this kind. To use a
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment.
    • not write my theory of knowledge, but Goethe's —
    • A Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe's World Conception
    • By knowledge of such
    • called to know it, more and more consciously, the farther they evolve
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    • 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
    • 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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    • The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead.
    • so that a more accurate knowledge can gradually be acquired by
    • man's etheric body can only be grasped through imaginative knowledge
    • knowledge is concerned, it can be contemplated externally,
    • through our ordinary sensory knowledge.
    • speaking, I might say that this world is merely rolled together and
    • filled out by us. And then we acquire the feeling: ‘I exist in
    • becomes dulled and loses its vitality. But when we pass through the
    • can only be grasped through the knowledge of initiation. But even
    • we feel, as it were, inwardly filled and permeated with — we
    • experience ourselves inwardly, a delicate knowledge becomes
    • interwoven with us, a knowledge of the wonderful constitution
    • weariness means that a knowledge of the heart's structure becomes
    • interwoven with us, a knowledge of how the heart is built from out
    • knowledge we take up in our feelings the better it will be for us.
    • meaning of a spiritual-scientific knowledge, it will spontaneously
    • be filled with feelings of gratitude and thankfulness towards the
    • (and this knowledge rises out of your own soul) ‘towards whom
    • extent of their knowledge. But we know that in the past human beings
    • had a special knowledge in the past.’ But if we would only
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    • which are closed to the usual everyday knowledge, the usual
    • intellectual knowledge — bound to the physical plane.
    • in this moment, as we draw nearer to the souls of the so-called dead,
    • approaches the world in which the so-called dead are — we can
    • the life of the so-called dead.
    • themselves still to be led astray by all sorts of moral conceptions,
    • aggregation, whereas physics does not acknowledge it as such, but
    • body to the earth. This is an experience, an event, for the so-called
    • knowledge, did we not call attention to such things, now and again.
    • Now, let us think for a moment: when one is impelled
    • that, because he has called forth a particular soul-impression, he
    • because he has called forth this or that soul-impression.
    • I have led you in a more scientific way, I might say, to
    • contemplation of the moment of death. Our astral body is kindled
    • let us say — a so-called dead person, must first learn how to
    • capacity, as a dead person — as a so-called dead person —
    • without any proofs or detailed explanations — these you must
    • he would have to imagine the Serpent coiled around the Tree with a
    • knowledge gained through our Spiritual Science.
    • of the Tree, and — coiled into the Tree — the astral
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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
    • is called a ‘homeless man.’ This designation is a
    • as we are not now speaking about the path of knowledge — what
    • briefly say, that a man is called ‘homeless’ when, in his
    • knowledge and grasp of the great laws of humanity, he cannot be
    • Self-knowledge of the Folk.’ In ancient Greece, in the
    • recognize beings, who to external sensible perception and knowledge
    • present time to acknowledge that a man, as he stands before us in the
    • thing, and that leads to a division of what we have to-day called the
    • year. It is the so-called group-soul which is connected with the
    • idea of what are called Nation-spirits, the directing Folk-spirits of
    • less extent. It is what is called the ‘Zeitgeist’ or
    • Zeitgeist, or ‘Spirit of the Age’, there is concealed a
    • stage of humanity. The Beings concealed behind this word are those
    • up to these Spirits of Personality, to these Beings who may be called
    • also called Spirits of Cyclic Periods. We shall give further reasons
    • their orders to the Folk-spirits, are also called Spirits of Cyclic
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    • matter dependent, they are compelled at certain times to wander over
    • therefore, which is ruled by physical laws. The etheric body of the
    • Now how does what may be called the work of the
    • but not on the so-called melancholic temperament. The etheric aura of
    • be mingled in many different ways and may co-operate differently in
    • temperaments are therefore mingled according to the interpenetration
    • clear as to these Beings, from our general knowledge of the
    • is called the Zeitgeist, or Spirit of the Age. These work so, that
    • occult knowledge and occult power of vision one goes from one people
    • from within man has not yet been equaled by any other people in the
    • The true knowledge of a people comes from listening to
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    • etheric bodies into that which is called Life-spirit or Buddhi. Man
    • called human self-consciousness. Nevertheless the ‘ I ’
    • there is no such thing as the so-called world of impressions, or what
    • In order to arrive at geometrical, mathematical knowledge it is not
    • man may arrive at knowledge merely from within, without being brought
    • consciousness and has filled it.’
    • intellectual-soul or mind-soul and of our spiritual-soul is filled
    • speak, compelled to take something away from the Archangel, because
    • age, the mission of the Spirit of the Age may be fulfilled. In such a
    • that those tasks had to be fulfilled which were the specific tasks of
    • see the harmony which had prevailed till then replaced by something
    • and abnormal Archangels. The abnormal Archangels have revealed
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    • three other conditions, in the course of which the three so-called
    • that no one should till then have dabbled in their handiwork. If no
    • state. Through the abnormal Beings man was compelled to descend here
    • sometimes veiled, but you see that with the help of spiritual science
    • revealed in what has already been described, namely, that
    • man is compelled to reflect upon his own soul-nature, and why on the
    • lived more towards the East. The law thus revealed verifies itself
    • Once upon a time, man was led down to the earth by the
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    • upon the waves, stilled the moving masses and brought them into
    • element again is intermingled what we call the Spirits of Wisdom. So
    • to the old Saturn. The knowledge that he owes his physical body to
    • condition if you observe what is called the human etheric body and if
    • three successive incarnations of our earth might be fulfilled and
    • to be fulfilled, or man could not have received the foundations of
    • fulfilled, otherwise he could not have received the etheric body and
    • feeling; and finally the mission of the Moon had to be fulfilled,
    • of will. When we contemplate such a thing as this, we are filled with
    • self-knowledge can feel that the inner balance of present-day man is
    • Man is called upon first of all to bring about an equilibrium between
    • within. So that man is indeed called to something great upon the
    • the earth shall have fulfilled its mission it will appear just as
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    • that the mission of the earth can be fulfilled; when they have so to
    • You will also to a certain extent have the feeling that knowledge
    • point of view, we are immediately compelled to pass on to another,
    • only advance little by little in our knowledge; nevertheless, from
    • be called the cooperation of the abnormal and the normal Spirits of
    • spiritual Beings who in Genesis are called the Elohim, and we can
    • completely upset. He it was Who in the Bible, in Genesis, is called
    • intermingled the forces of Mercury. Hence in that which here unfolds
    • conception of this, you will acquire an inner knowledge of these
    • unique racial characters which are spread over the Earth, a knowledge
    • about which led to the corresponding distribution of the races. In
    • In the stream of peoples that traveled across Africa and
    • evolution of humanity, the one ruled more by the Spirits of Venus,
    • and the other ruled more by the Spirits of Jupiter. The Spirits of
    • seven Spirits of Form was called by the Atlanteans the Great Spirit
    • who revealed himself to man in ancient Atlantis. The Atlantean had
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    • the Spirit of the Age of India had fulfilled his mission, he was
    • must be called, if we wish to designate it rightly, that which
    • different knowledge from that to which the sympathies or antipathies
    • through that which enabled him to take a specially prominent position
    • Christ-impulse. Hence the Greek nation crumbled away so quickly at
    • fulfilled his mission in the fourth post-Atlantean age of
    • one combined people dwindled away, because their Archangel had
    • impulse passed over humanity, there was in Europe an intermingled
    • activity of several Folk-spirits who were filled with a sense of
    • their office when the various elements intermingled. Thus in fact for
    • age of civilization, in which we now are, is really ruled by a Spirit
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    • these men. The most advanced among those who led the Indian people
    • what later on they called the sum-total of all the Spirits of Motion
    • these and called them ‘Mula-Prakriti’, i.e., the
    • occurrences out of their own knowledge, which, however, was a divine
    • knowledge, obtained by more highly developed spiritual powers. From
    • Atlantis, were called Vanas.
    • and saw the weaving of the Angels and Archangels, whom they called
    • macrocosm and understands when he is told that it is called
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    • one's knowledge, to suppress the ‘ I ’,
    • to enter which could not have done so, had not Lucifer first settled
    • preferably called an opponent of the Good and an enemy of the Light.
    • pointing out that into this world is mingled, in addition to 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
    • could enumerate many so-called scientific truths which contain more
    • though it were Loki having killed the clairvoyant power in Balder,
    • disappearance of the old unclouded knowledge, is expressed in the
    • knowledge of ancient times, and as a working out of the myths from
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    • veiled and hidden. Occultly, however, Sif signifies the group-soul of
    • our earlier lectures we called ‘The Great Spirit,’ you
    • This continent was encircled by a sort of warm stream, a stream about
    • East, gradually cooled down; then, at a time when Siberia and Russia
    • time encircled the Atlantean Continent. You will now also understand
    • by Spitzbergen as a warm current, and gradually cooled and so on, —
    • the region encircled by this stream the Chinese have literally
    • essential point is, that which provides the knowledge for the
    • was suckled and fed by that which, as we have seen, was formed out of
    • 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
    • may be called modern philosophy, modern spiritual research, and that
    • himself impelled to observe something. A sort of dream-picture will
    • scientific spiritual knowledge, that persons may, it is true, speak
    • case of such an one was in the seventeenth century, when a man called
    • truth concealed in this account of the Fenris Wolf remaining behind
    • announces the knowledge of the Christ-Being, and when our hopes for
    • the future are connected with that true knowledge of this Being which
    • that this Being must be called by the name Buddha, that should
    • denominational acknowledgment of the historical Christ upon us, or
    • allow ourselves to be led astray by being told that He must be like
    • Anthroposophical knowledge; it is proof of how we shall understand
    • in each people practicing self-knowledge and inquiring, ‘What
    • have borne evil fruit, if all who have assembled here from the North,
    • For finally the knowledge we gather must really work in our feelings
    • which purpose we have all been assembled here. Let us in this sense
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    • entitled “Colour” (new edition in preparation).]
    • event that can be described only in the light of facts which are revealed to us
    • has not allowed itself to be quickened by the new form of Imaginative Knowledge
    • today by many of those who try to hold humanity back from the knowledge of
    • the earthly evolution of humanity to be veiled in mystery. However great the
    • acceptance or rejection of spiritual-scientific knowledge is a grave matter for
    • to seek their future cosmic existence within the tangled, spider-brood of their
    • thoughts become realities. Dreadfully abstract theories are hurled at men
    • A form of knowledge must develop which produces quite a
    • shut into what was called the ‘iron virgin,’ where they were slowly spiked with
    • 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
    • called the “sixteen paths to corruption.” For just as there are many ways in
    • 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
    • in Goethe's soul and comes to expression in his hymn in prose, entitled Nature,
    • 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
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    • something about so-called spiritual science, about the way in which it
    • Zimmermann, whose lectures I heard in my youth, called his chief work
    • to something new. For us it does not mean, “Knowledge of human
    • intellect which relies upon sense-observation may be called
    • 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
    • out of what is called the “Theosophical Society.” Although
    • acknowledge is living in the world as spiritual forces, as spiritual
    • science resembled certain older views of the universe which are not
    • the spiritual investigator at once acknowledges it. But the aim of
    • called “clairvoyance,” in a superficial way. Neither should
    • Gates of Knowledge, directions are to be found as to what must be
    • views, is called the transmigration of souls, but with something which
    • one is put into a hypnotic state or a so-called trance, as certain
    • conditions are called, and speaks out of the subconscious, which is
    • dulled, abnormal consciousness. It will never be possible to say, when
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    • worlds, just as a man today can speak about the ordinary knowledge he
    • world. Thus the spiritual world was revealed to men in pictures.
    • made between belief and knowledge. Knowledge came in the form of
    • pictures; but belief was based securely on knowledge.
    • particular thoughts from those that were revealed to men with their
    • wisdom was revealed, not acquired by man's own powers.
    • to a very definite feeling and attitude towards the wisdom-filled
    • contact with the Upper Gods. He availed himself of his natural
    • who had revealed their thoughts to him.
    • The leaders of the Mysteries called together those who were in a
    • the culmination of which the thoughts that had been revealed by the
    • the thoughts they had revealed.
    • thoughts that were revealed
    • Ahrimanic powers. The thoughts that were revealed to man from above
    • being enabled to grow by the forces of last year's Sun which
    • 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,
    • that Being of Sun and Earth who fulfilled the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • Mysteries had what might be called an ‘aristocratic’
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    • called a science on the grounds that it is only the concatenation of
    • them but we cannot base on them anything that could be truly called a
    • 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
    • shall feel compelled to say that no sculptor has ever given
    • exact knowledge of the inner structure of the human body. In all his
    • knowledge he had acquired. Before the soul could experience anything
    • still have some immediate feeling of what Goethe called the spirit of
    • and nature as science had led to in its own sphere. It is not just a
    • contemplate it aroused the awe of his contemporaries and was called
    • work on the tomb, even if not with actual dislike, that he tackled
    • the first instance of man reflecting about his own thought which led
    • human soul. If we can feel what Goethe called the “spirits of
    • overpainted and spoiled by inferior artists who used the most
    • called the destiny of the Blessed and the Damned, can be seen in
    • whom some are led into blessedness, others thrust down into hell.
    • Michelangelo was rooted in what I have called the principle of his
    • maturity of soul which enabled him to imprint on the world of space
    • how closely they run parallel with what I once called spiritual
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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
    • During waking life, therefore, we are also entangled in
    • men were not capable of studying Nature in a way that could have led
    • through knowledge of the laws of Nature, science has also succeeded
    • around in freedom and are no longer shackled to their allotted
    • The first stage can therefore also be called: Eviction
    • order to be linked with the spirit-and-soul of the Cosmos are stifled
    • killed, destroyed. And he becomes aware that this destruction makes
    • of dream-images of the spiritual world than acquire knowledge through
    • sphere and allow ourselves to be filled with Ahrimanic spirituality.
    • other ways whereby the Ahrimanic spirituality can be led into his
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    • 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.
    • these souls, we are not necessarily led back through the generations
    • improbable, because they can only be discovered by real knowledge and
    • has civilization led human beings into the present catastrophic
    • are led back to the centuries of the conquests of America and to
    • knowledge. Think, for example, of a personality like Rabindranath
    • of vision is kindled. One problem leads us to a particular region,
    • America, one is led to enquire into the destiny of those souls who
    • men at the present time do not want self-knowledge. They are not
    • science is not so easily acquired as other kinds of knowledge.
    • that directly concern me before I will acknowledge them as
    • principle of authority — as it is called.
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    • which have not yet been revealed.
    • discovers that his soul is filled with envy, he begins to fight
    • Another example: A person may be filled with the feeling of envy.
    • Karma led us together with him for a definite purpose: perhaps we
    • incarnation; he misled us. We must try to bring him fruitful and
    • valuable truths. Those who are led together with him by Karma must
    • instinctively led to goodness, if a kind of life instinct draws us
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    • facts, which come to light through spiritual-scientific knowledge.
    • have before us the Ego, the so-called astral body, the etheric body
    • with the external physical world, for they are facts revealed by
    • as human bodies are now constituted. They were filled to a far
    • 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
    • was attributed to an ever larger acquisition of knowledge through 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
    • entitled: “An ATTEMPT to explain the metamorphosis of plants,”
    • to leaf. Here you may find the beginning of the knowledge which
    • parliament are not filled with the breath of mankind's
    • destinies. They are filled with the breath of egoistic interests.
    • because the human souls are only filled by interests which appeal to
    • show how they can unfold in the present time, if they are not dulled
    • our days, in the so-called intelligentsia, among the intellectuals;
    • things to come, live in our soul, we are filled by a new feeling,
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    • pervaded by the growing life of plants. Imaginative knowledge
    • it. Real knowledge of the spiritual world cannot therefore take
    • man was not an independent volitional being; the Angels willed
    • spiritual hierarchies, the Angeloi, still willed for man. During
    • spiritual beings, the Angeloi, willed for us during the Moon
    • do not think that it is we who shape our Karma; this is ruled by
    • ordinarily remains concealed, may shine through and reveal itself
    • him, but that he would not be killed, because his aunt would save
    • had given him the key, he would unfailingly have been killed. The
    • closest to us, and in the same way a light may be kindled in the
    • now, which reveals itself to higher knowledge. And then we notice
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    • fulfilled to the letter. But what must be regarded as imminent is a
    • called the Christ-Experience yet to come. We learnt yesterday
    • all that can properly be called experience of the Christ has fallen
    • stick to the ideas that have once been instilled into them. But there
    • is spreading, a reluctance to acknowledge the materialism of the
    • science are fulfilled — so that children are given a stimulus
    • example of a man, hailed by vast numbers as a world-leader whose
    • feeling as an earthly being and his knowledge that he is a
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • feature of the knowledge that has made such advances in our day and
    • knowledge. It has achieved a very great deal on its own ground, and
    • of civilisation, somewhat heavily cancelled out! Present-day
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    • KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPIRIT.
    • unproductive kind of knowledge, and it is natural that people who
    • present age was preceded by the so-called fourth post-Atlantean
    • pre-eminently the so-called intellectual soul through external
    • reactions, nor of a penetrating intellect, but impelled by 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
    • at work in the so-called Jesuitism of the different religions —
    • acknowledged to be such; it is looked upon in the most extensive
    • necessary, the will to gain knowledge of life itself, rather than to
    • should learn these things; but we are not called upon to be creative,
    • expert knowledge in some particular branch of science, but only
    • through the all-embracing knowledge of the Spirit.
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    • is the 7th of 9 lectures in the series entitled:
    • 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.
    • suited to that age, inner forces which led them upwards into super-sensible
    • — that is to say, the one who sets out to attain higher knowledge by
    • himself to be supported and impelled by gods of wind, river and all
    • spreading of the breath through the body and with the exhaled I breath. In
    • thinking followed the breath. When he inhaled he felt he was taking
    • of that which he had inhaled with the air and spread through his whole
    • and death. The yogi radiated the ensouled thoughts into the breath. This
    • soul-filled thinking pulsated through his inner being with the result that
    • reproductions of memories, called up by means of yoga breathing, of the
    • experiences were revealed through speech. What I have described was
    • and formed of themselves rhythmic speech. Thus the changed breathing led,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • developed a strong feeling of his ‘I’ (red). This enabled him to
    • Let this be the modern man who has attained super-sensible knowledge (second
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    • is the 4th of 17 lectures in the series entitled:
    • 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
    • period of earthly evolution have become more and more veiled and hidden
    • secrets of the religion of the Jews; he was familiar with their knowledge
    • knowledge of cosmic happenings lying behind the veil of the world of
    • life of Christ Jesus was completely filled with the presence and Being
    • 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
    • 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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    • Course on Farming this condition will most certainly be fulfilled at
    • So the needful dose of humour is mingled with the instinctive
    • obtain, and a certain custom still prevailed. You had to fetch your
    • Frau Prof. Schleiden rebelled. She preferred the indications of Prof.
    • and you have so-called silicon. This substance is included by modern
    • forces which comes not from the Earth but from the so-called
    • every tilled field: Therein are working the silicious and the
    • from knowledge into practice. For we must ask ourselves: If forces
    • good knowledge of the periods of Mars; for an oak, rightly planted in
    • so-called ascending period of Saturn, or in some other Saturn period.
    • are eventually led to the most alarming results in practical life.
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    • first lectures gathering various items of knowledge, so as to
    • coming to a realm of knowledge, immensely significant for practical
    • supplementing and modifying the influences of the Sun. The so-called
    • commonly called sand and rock and stone. Sand and rock —
    • must also be able to be led upward through the plant. It must flow
    • practical matters, this knowledge will give us the necessary
    • most positive hints from knowledge which at first sight seems remote.
    • yellow sunflower — it is not quite rightly so called, it is
    • called so on account of its form; as to its yellowness it should
    • related, as a “diaphragm” (for so we called it in this
    • 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
    • good time, as soon as we begin to have any knowledge again of the
    • are interested in these matters should develop their knowledge above
    • a plant rise upward from the interior of the Earth. They are led
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    • so-called household. The four sisters of nitrogen are those that are
    • olden time they recognised in the out-spreading, sun-filled light,
    • significance in the working of the Cosmos as a whole. The knowledge
    • of modern chemistry about them is scarcely more than our knowledge of
    • was so highly esteemed as to be called by a very noble name. They
    • called it the Stone of the Wise — the Philosopher's
    • to-day in Nature in a broken, crumbled form, as coal or even graphite
    • — broken and crumbled, owing to certain processes which it has
    • fast, having become solidified, mingled with other ingredients.
    • the ethereal, is living — unless indeed it has been killed or
    • our breathing the living quality is killed, is driven out, for the
    • killed. Nevertheless, by virtue of its native essence it is the
    • a given space filled with air, and then remove a small quantity of
    • eventually be led back again into the great Universe. It must be able
    • knowledge and perception —even that which is living in the
    • sudden the knowledge is there in us. We know it absolutely.
    • the action of these so-called substances — which in reality are
    • knowledge of what the carbon develops throughout the process of
    • evolve a knowledge of what is going on in there — inside the
    • human being; we must evolve the same knowledge by looking out over
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    • itself. You need only remember the absurdities that prevailed not long
    • in itself — to provide itself with substances (which are expelled
    • as it is called, prevails. For in “black earth” —
    • be able to see the whole. Our detailed measures must still depend on
    • antlers are filled with a gentle nervousness and quickness. We see it
    • task will be to spray it over the tilled land so as to unite it with
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    • to know what is abstractly correct. If our correct knowledge is merely
    • called the stimulant effects are indeed the most important
    • which contains the crumbled oak-bark lie in the slime in the water).
    • organic processes, might well be revealed. The fact is that under the
    • by what is in the tilled field itself, whereon it grows, but also by
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 6
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    • called plant diseases. These things can only be studied in concrete
    • so-called, we often find the strongest curative herbs.
    • back from the neighbouring field; and so the State must be called in
    • to see that everyone is compelled to drive the mice away by standard
    • called so in a meaningless way. To attain our end within the plant world
    • it has been led through the fire at the high conjunction of Venus and
    • soon come out again if the pepper has been so sprinkled that a few areas
    • knowledge. You cannot warm-up the old superstitions. You must make a
    • fresh start with genuine knowledge. This knowledge, however, must be
    • The so-called
    • remains for us to consider so-called plant diseases. Properly
    • the Earth — the Earth which is filled with water — and you
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    • plant-species beside it. So it is all prettily pigeonholed into species
    • Down here, the astrality in air and warmth is expelled, so
    • the knowledge of these things in all domains — to see it inherent
    • by increasing your tilled acreage at the cost of these other things.
    • a part in the old instinctive knowledge of these things. The saying
    • we regard the relation of tilled fields, orchards and cattle-breeding
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    • by however many detailed instructions for feeding. But I am convinced
    • of quartz, what is commonly called combustion in the body is not the
    • as I have often called it. They — the professors — transform,
    • is capable of being led into the head and brain. A certain quantity
    • the carrot, this process is fulfilled.
    • the moment you express such a piece of knowledge — if you are
    • of milk precisely this requirement is fulfilled.
    • gain a knowledge, not for the complication but for the simplification
    • for many things get muddled up together and no one can see through them
    • led a little farther towards fructification.
    • I must not always be compelled — by my own needs or by the needs
    • eat plant food, these forces are called into activity to lift the plant
    • treatment in addition. This condition is on the whole fulfilled in certain
    • The knowledge
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    • knowledge of the higher worlds had to be received as a
    • union with the body was called “Communion,” the
    • in physical space. Formerly single individuals were led
    • to attain inner knowledge no longer required to see the
    • Place); that is, He led them to devachanic vision. There
    • lower body was to be ennobled and
    • entitled to wear the stole may read the Mass. The stole is
    • Sixteenth Centuries the new age led everything spiritual
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    • when we consider how the human being attains knowledge by
    • filled out, and through the fact that we were thus able to
    • mineral. This led us to the point of being able to say that
    • ordinary knowledge. When I explain these things to you, you
    • the age of Pisces, man has really sailed into the forces
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    • into the forces that are at work in modern souls, we are compelled to
    • Jesus. Every moment of their life was to be filled with the perpetual
    • so-called Spiritual Order, an Order which on this very account could
    • the Templars had gained as knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha and as
    • surface consciousness was dulled, and their inner gaze was directed entirely
    • rack, and they acknowledged the very thing that each one for himself had
    • consciousness had been dulled, therefore what lived in this evil
    • human beings are called upon to penetrate into the secrets of existence, not
    • to criticize the wisdom-filled guidance of the world. We must therefore also
    • progress of humanity that even that which causes the deepest sorrow is led at
    • sound and life and is within this physical body — the so-called ether
    • see how, in all that is material, live impulses to error. Today Man is called
    • undergoing change; everything in the world is compelled to be in number;
    • generally stop to think how it is that mankind did not come to this knowledge
    • as I have said, certain great minds were led by the inspiration that comes
    • the principle of electricity was implanted into Man, and Man was led back
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    • eight others, is entitled:
    • eight others, is entitled:
    • 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
    • led to hallucinations or to similar results, he may be led into all
    • higher knowledge, will see that this kind of spiritual investigation
    • find them in my book Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, or in my Outline
    • Activity called forth many misunderstandings, because people simply
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    • eight others, is entitled:
    • Pitfalls await those on the path of spiritual knowledge. Dr. Steiner's
    • is entitled:
    • described in his biographical sketch how this eye condition misled
    • that was nothing other than something called forth by his abnormal
    • pulled out a weapon to defend himself. He therefore was not in a
    • condition, despite complete knowledge of his organ impairment, to
    • judge the situation correctly, to recognize that what his eye called
    • here, that which is called losing consciousness, a stupor, cannot be
    • world by being filled in the spiritual field of consciousness with
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • images called into consciousness by his free will, tries to draw
    • life. He must be able to notice, to have the knowledge to recognize,
    • soul life we can distinguish very clearly between so-called fantasy
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds)
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • life is called anxiety, fear, will be intensified through such a
    • ordinary life if we have not struggled through to a certain courage,
    • soul-shaking event called the Meeting with the Guardian of the Threshold.
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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
    • attracted by this so-called ‘faith’ shut him off from
    • in the way I have indicated would now deepen their knowledge
    • they now lack certain forces that they failed to develop because of
    • their determination not to go beyond their so-called
    • knowledge I would like to tell you more about today, namely an inner
    • bring knowledge of the super-sensible down from spirit heights.
    • Insofar as the so-called believers in a simple faith point to the
    • super-sensible, their knowledge has also come to them from spirit
    • attains to knowledge. On that occasion I began by saying that on the
    • 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
    • acquisition of super-sensible knowledge is that we are not taking
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    • certain forest trees remain what is called evergreen through winter.
    • soul-and-spirit part of our so-called lifeless inorganic,
    • the sentient body — of the so-called astral body.
    • through (or intermingled with) the astral consciousness of our
    • 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
    • a year. When we understand this yearly course aright we are filled,
    • linotyped course of lectures entitled
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    • Spiritual Science. They are associated with the knowledge of the road
    • which is called ‘The World of
    • impressions of things, are called forth by our senses? Certainly it
    • gentlemen who have thus led thoughts astray, have started from a
    • knowledge is limited. Limited — why limited according to
    • experimental knowledge, — and it is power that such
    • ease that withholds us from being inwardly kindled, and set aflame by
    • souls is that we may be enkindled and inspired by the great interests
    • remarking how grand the knowledge of Natural Science is to-day, he
    • forth such negligent thinking. It just proves that what is called
    • of our time. If this were to continue; if any one is labeled as a
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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
    • enough simply to travel among other peoples or to be led there by
    • 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
    • revealed to him as a spiritual being, a super-sensible reality, which
    • 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
    • divisions or members, clearly distinct from each other, are revealed
    • — the so-called system of nerves and senses. By means of
    • natural science — has led me to confirm this threefold nature
    • led, in the first place, to a very characteristic type and also one
    • There is a quality of unbridled phantasy in
    • life of Middle Europe, enabled the ancient Greek people — who
    • himself, when he realises that self-knowledge is the noblest crown of
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    • entitled, Das Weihnachtsmysterium. Novalis, der Seher und
    • of spirit has actually seen what is revealed when ‘the
    • out of actual knowledge, Novalis says that the Christ whom he
    • called a dim remembrance of what the soul had once
    • conditions on the physical plane had not the Rishis, filled
    • expanse, lives a Being now revealed to man in veiled form
    • future. — Thus He who was called Christ was also
    • the people were blessed in that Osiris ruled in the Land of Egypt
    • Initiate, something more could be revealed. When he had undergone
    • of Osiris was revealed to him — the picture that came
    • man's knowledge increased, enabling him to make discoveries
    • unparalleled example of union between the higher worlds and
    • knowledge in the spiritual world. What has made this
    • where nothing physical could be found and darkness prevailed,
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    • can see what anthroposophic Spiritual Science — as it is called
    • that led to the birth of this movement and has kept it before the
    • ruffled by what mankind, immersed in materialistic thoughts and
    • especially high, the strongest spiritual force that has ever willed
    • this they led humanity into misfortune. People must impress this fact
    • revealed everywhere which cannot be understood with previous points
    • bodies for thinking. It is this that had led to the materialistic
    • behind present events waits concealed what can only be understood
    • in 1892, contains a chapter entitled “Die Moralische
    • event in the series that led to the outbreak of the catastrophe of
    • revealed to them when they are separated from their physical body and
    • it were, trampled under foot during the last thirty years and must be
    • renewing it in a certain way. We stand between these and are called
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    • on the path leading from ordinary objective knowledge to
    • science, man is led to consider the objects of the world in their
    • theories of knowledge. Then we come with this natural scientific
    • knowledge to the point where if we are consistent we must say,
    • from the natural order, which according to a certain way of knowledge
    • as a moral light, and says to himself. “No scientific knowledge
    • earth as such will succumb to what is called ‘the heat
    • cannot be acknowledged as having real existence. How shall I
    • say? Granted that one accepts a formal division between knowledge and
    • connections could say to himself: What is called up in such an
    • described is that knowledge of the world which may be striven for
    • 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
    • intuition enters the soul through the higher way of knowledge. Then a
    • knowledge. One experiences something that is full of potency,
    • intuitive knowledge leads one to realise that in the place where
    • acknowledges the law of conservation to be absolute, if one
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    • breastplate. The symbol for morality was called Urim, the
    • acknowledging uncertainty. The Septuagint translates them as
    • 28:16 Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof. \
    • 14:20 And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man\'s sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture. \
    • 14:22 Likewise all the men of Israel which had hid themselves in mount Ephraim, when they heard that the Philistines fled, even they also followed hard after them in the battle. \
    • 14:29 Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey. \
    • world and has therefore been impelled more and more strongly towards
    • with the Christ Impulse passes into Kamaloka and is called to account
    • working of Karma after death is revealed to us by the Old Testament
    • remain without such knowledge until he can acquire it in his next
    • — to spread over the Earth the knowledge that would reveal
    • with the result that people are only too ready to acknowledge some
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    • when they are called upon to make some decision, they never know what
    • becomes more and more enfeebled under such pursuits, precisely
    • is a very good cure; he will gradually put aside certain so-called
    • knowledge became more widespread, the superiors of such an unfortunate
    • the wish unfulfilled. Examine yourself in life, and you will soon
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    • scientific criteria that one feels entitled to impose to-day.
    • which in ordinary life may be called difficult but which are
    • knowledge — real cognition — as there is
    • which is usually called geometry and, at least in those parts of it
    • constituted that its three dimensions, as they are called, stand at
    • led Kant to call space an a priori intuition (eine
    • organised speech centre in a certain area of the brain, the so-called
    • focus this so-called “depth-dimension” as we try to gauge it.
    • domain, which really lives in us, to space commonly so called, we now
    • view from which we look back upon ourselves as filled with
    • — we are led to say: If man could do with other experiences
    • am here describing is the ascent to so-called “imaginative
    • differently once one is able to survey, in genuine self-knowledge,
    • space becomes filled with spirit, whereas three-dimensional space is
    • filled with matter. And we find space filled with ever loftier
    • that, by penetrating the mathematical domain completely, we are led to
    • world. To understand the mathematical attitude of soul is to be led
    • “filled” point.
    • is called modern or synthetic geometry.” You see, when one
    • research, one can enter different fields of knowledge — the
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    • Various circumstances (which I need not mention here) led finally to
    • night, 1922/23. The second Goetheanum, modelled by Rudolf Steiner not
    • prevailed with us when designing this building. If any other
    • the various branches of art, craftsmen would have been called in to
    • and form constellations (as they are called). And so on. If you
    • advances to what I called, yesterday and the day before,
    • called the “etheric body”. (A better name is “body
    • physical body. It was created with a knowledge, possessed in ancient
    • equatorial plane; we are led to earth's environment. If we want to
    • 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
    • fledged artists; one becomes a sculptor by reaching back, with full
    • consciousness, to the shaping forces which once led men to plastic
    • with correctly chiselled legs — calves, for example —
    • fundamentally artistic. Correctly chiselled legs! — one does
    • for the sculptor; his knowledge of the human form is different from
    • requires more than a knowledge of man gained from imitating a human
    • artist, within the whole creative cosmos. Then one is led, from all
    • conviction has led, of itself, to Eurhythmy: the branch of art that has
    • the stars. What was revealed to the hearts of primitive men in this
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    • wide-ranging and light-filled, was not yet permeated by this kind of
    • 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
    • and pupils of the Mysteries were compelled, however, to turn their
    • cultivating self-knowledge and a true inner vision. And simply
    • knowledge of the outer world and of the spiritual facts and beings
    • to penetrate into the spiritual worlds, they were now enabled to
    • realise when an impression was produced by this self-knowledge on the
    • self-knowledge was to be approached. The precept I mean is frequently
    • knowledge of man. Tradition has preserved this precept, and to-day it
    • to begin with, the tradition of self-knowledge, but how, too, by
    • was something quite outlandish when Bulwer travelled about, speaking of
    • however, recover the knowledge of man that lived in the Mystery colonies
    • modern man lives and out of which he acts. At most he is led by a
    • inner being? What does self-knowledge yield?” In raising such
    • self-knowledge is only the transformed outer world, which is
    • was pointed out to the Mystery pupils who were led from the East into the
    • developing our human, thought-filled Ego we all bear within us, below
    • respect of matter. There is no human self-knowledge which does not
    • happen if men should not be led by Spiritual Science to this awareness?
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    • world every time we go to sleep. When we fall asleep, the Ego is dulled,
    • held — you will remember — that knowledge obtainable by
    • ordinary rational observation of the world includes knowledge
    • not end by gathering up all the natural laws in what is called the
    • Christ, he wants to acknowledge Him — but through inner
    • filled through and through with the moral impulses we ourselves lay
    • within us. A man is not changed by knowledge: he merely comes to know
    • 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.
    • with our intellectual scientific knowledge. And theologians such as
    • receive life. They would together become the so-called flesh colour,
    • permeated with pure spiritual being, filled through and through with
    • own account. All our so-called education and culture has been
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    • the volume containing the German text is entitled,
    • 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
    • was revealed to him.
    • that the old prophecies could have been fulfilled by one who had
    • the Earth had no knowledge or science in the form familiar to us
    • entangled with death, and a question arose within them: What
    • no real knowledge of death, they would never have been able to
    • 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
    • understood, intellect can be led back to spirituality. Such,
    • themselves acquired knowledge of death through the Christ. The
    • knowledge of Ahriman as he has been since the Mystery of
    • Theology can no longer truly be called Christian. In this domain,
    • must be recalled that in ancient times human beings were aware of
    • revealed to them in the sacred institutions of the Mysteries.
    • death. We should have passed over into an age when all knowledge
    • knowledge that could only be his because he had either received
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into
    • what was meant by medieval scholastic Realism. It was not called
    • the case — it was called Realism because it considered man's
    • they called themselves Realists.
    • are satisfied with such things because we are no longer kindled and
    • called these abstractions a reality, because they were the result of
    • person standing before us, who is somehow called “Smith”,
    • name; then, however, my knowledge contains no connection whatever
    • through the knowledge of an older age. For this reason, those who
    • something concerning a person called Miller; you are only told that
    • light, which is kindled during life on earth. Why is it so? Because
    • knowledge out of the depths of the soul; they bring light into the
    • knowledge. The Nominalists could not very well understand the Three
    • prevailed — it was quite impossible to have any idea at all
    • monistic conception enabled them also to understand the spiritual.
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    • not to envisage the question: What has spiritual knowledge —
    • knowledge to do with the events which will break in upon 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
    • fifth epoch of culture is called upon to bring into human
    • the rules collected in my book, “Knowledge of the Higher
    • possessed unconscious hereditary forces of knowledge, for its
    • in the cosmos, the festival of St. John was called upon to pour into
    • to an imaginative knowledge, but they indicate living realities which
    • A great deal lies concealed
    • January 6th, it provided the historical basis which enabled the
    • 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
    • had settled down as gardeners near the Building. Their eldest child,
    • that the boy, who always came home by a way which would have led him
    • which led him past its left side at the very moment when the van
    • of an hour late (he had gone to the so-called Canteen, to fetch
    • so-called dead; it is essential that mankind should become more and
    • concealed within our times so heavily fraught with destiny.
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    • Spiritual Scientific Knowledge and Social Understanding,
    • 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.
    • live, as it were, between two poles of our knowledge. Everyone feels
    • that, on the one hand, we have the knowledge gained through our
    • 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.
    • one hand, by the knowledge of Nature, and on the other hand, by
    • ethical knowledge. The philosophy of Kant is based upon this abyss,
    • that he has to say about natural science, or the knowledge of Nature.
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  • Title: Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
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    • and ask nothing better than to be pulled about by strings,
    • themselves. People prefer to be led; they prefer to be
    • 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
    • something of a cosmogony about it, although it led into the
    • progress, because men were not led to regard what the cities
    • they do on the benches of our Law Courts that are modelled on
    • Now they think of it with crippled powers of soul and body,
    • 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?”
    • a copy, and he wrote to me: “The book ought not to be called
    • but it would not have been bad to have called it “Ethical
    • true, dabbled in this same Asiatic spirit, the spiritual life
  • Title: Lecture: Brunetto Latini
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    • imagination. Dante, they say, was filled with
    • to knowledge of the world must necessarily lead through
    • self-knowledge. Self-knowledge, however, must not be thought
    • example, how difficult self-knowledge is even in the most
    • for what can truly be called self-knowledge!
    • went along the street, his karma led him past a shop where
    • 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
    • learned that his party, the Guelphs, had been expelled from
    • called the five senses — in the occult sense. For in
    • great Ocean, as it has always been called.
    • the four Virtues of man, and to the knowledge of
    • knowledge: we begin to see that we do not really know all
    • they know of the physical world — the knowledge of
    • doubt a certain kind of knowledge is also attainable
    • Cosmos, nous is counselled by Urania; here
    • clearly through this, we are led into still more ancient
    • the Maid of Orleans had to be kindled for a great historic
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  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • times been called by a word that might be rendered as
    • olden days has been called ‘beauty’. So we see
    • 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.
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • Transitory are revealed to our eyes of soul. And in
    • sense must be pained by displays of so-called Christmas
    • but in his heart the sunlight kindled spiritual jubilation,
    • to be slaughtered. All outer life was stilled; it was
    • Nature, enabled echoes of ancient clairvoyance still to
    • dawn of what was called the Yuletide Festival. This mood was
    • as if the spiritual horizon were filled with all kinds of
    • supreme light of the Spirit can be revealed; and how the
    • directly transformed into that mood of unbridled abandonment
    • could be planted a knowledge to be imparted to men concerning
    • Impulse were to be kindled by the thought of the Christ
    • the Christ Impulse, man can overcome the forces that led him
    • divine-spiritual heights of existence and feels entangled
    • Jesus was kindled!
    • emotions, all the vitality kindled in souls living in the
    • that time in Northern Hungary. It came to his knowledge that
    • must have some idea of the kind of life led by simple folk in
    • were invariably the most quarrelsome, quarrelled less and
    • those who quarrelled only now and then stopped quarrelling
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    • essence of Buddhism is that it urges man to strive for such knowledge
    • called “Eternity.”
    • from these flowing pictures, our present so-called intellectual
    • dreamlike clairvoyance, not only acquired knowledge but experienced a
    • man whose clairvoyant powers gave him knowledge of his
    • contrary, they felt impelled to seek and acquire all the powers that
    • The wisdom arising from this could then be revealed in the great
    • element of existence has its place in the wisdom-filled process of
    • arose that all attainment of knowledge and wisdom leads man to
    • increasing life. His soul is then filled with the idea of
    • death. Knowledge and wisdom cannot surely have brought old age,
    • may be filled with wisdom and through this wisdom be filled with
    • accumulated knowledge and wisdom of earthly lives cannot, in effect,
    • in the soul of the great Gautama, led him finally to full
    • births can he be led to true redemption, to true freedom, for of
    • led away from the scene of his successive births to a world which we
    • step is the following of a path of knowledge which leads beyond
    • went out from his father's palace into solitude. All knowledge gained
    • the very nature of the soul. Wisdom, knowledge and morality —
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    • regarded and the way in which they are handled at the present time,
    • revealed in the fact that people start from certain theories: this or
    • diseases and so-called psychical or mental diseases. The concrete
    • Knowledge of the soul and Spirit must be applied to the very
    • trend of scientific knowledge, have led to specialisation in the
    • of modern science — we shall never be led to any universal
    • cannot observe a single detail without being led by the soul and
    • has to say about the nervous system you are everywhere led to the
    • — where there are so many deviations from the so-called normal
    • 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
    • for prophylactic hygiene. The doctor will not only be called in to
    • Then there are so-called
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  • Title: Lecture: Speech and Song
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    • cities from 1906 to 1923. The series of lectures is entitled:
    • earthly information and earthly knowledge; and to all this our
    • relationship, we are led to perceive how the human being is inwardly
    • into the head which is directly called into activity when, as in
    • detailed examples. Take for instance, in certain dialects of Middle
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment,
    • manifestation is the same, but it is filled in each case with a
    • there it becomes filled with soul. Instead of being shaped and
    • inwardly ensouled.
    • musical element reveals ever more and more as it becomes filled with
  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • England in August of 1923. The series of lectures is entitled:
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment.
    • age, and it leads us from a mere knowledge of Nature to a knowledge of
    • the course of human evolution is revealed in a threefold light. We
    • has enabled to gaze with unbiased vision into the reality of life,
    • it is not to be lost as a fact of knowledge.
    • perception revealed to him this life of soul and Spirit, and, as a
    • deepened by knowledge that penetrates to the spiritual world, by an
    • the same forces which enabled him to gaze into the life of soul and
    • lead only to inner knowledge, he can know and understand outer Nature
    • — which was indeed a kind of innate knowledge of his true inner
    • that was so clearly revealed to the ancients, was obliterated from
    • the human soul. The instinctive knowledge, arising in man as his life
    • stars — He Whom a later age called “Christ” and an
    • God Who in earlier times only revealed Himself from the stars —
    • inasmuch as the mystery was revealed in the so-called Gnosis by the
    • fifteenth centuries man has acquired a knowledge that penetrates
    • revealed to the dream-consciousness of the ancients and from which
    • once revealed to an old dreamlike clairvoyant consciousness as the
    • Wisdom, of Theology, which for centuries contained full knowledge of
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  • Title: Lecture: Concerning Electricity
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • conjured and juggled about with electricity in a strange way, without
    • really consists of little demons of Evil! And if we acknowledge
  • Title: Lecture: The Problem of Jesus and Christ in Earlier Times
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    • speak, of that ancient inheritance — which had already fulfilled
    • 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
    • thinking, which had a spiritual quality and would have enabled human
    • spiritual being. But this form of knowledge, as we said, had
    • lost the kind of knowledge that might have enabled people to
    • they did in fact strive for this knowledge. They asked themselves:
    • personality; but in the realm of spiritual knowledge, we are
    • enabled them to leave the physical body. When human beings left their
    • said — and this was also part of the knowledge retained by
    • the primal Father, the so-called Stillness, or primal Spirit. These
    • lost, it was nevertheless a step forward that led to Clemens of
    • earlier — that he had previously revealed himself through angels
    • Christ was now united with the earth; knowledge about the Christ,
    • 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
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    • a certain inherent difficulty for our human power of knowledge and
    • the soul and spirit in the world of space. Thus they are led to the
    • other hand the processes which are called forth by the physical world
    • filled with their immortal souls.
    • the same hard-and-fast transition as the mere intellect. We are led
    • from the three dimensions to the two, and as we do so we are led to
    • are led out of space, as it were piece by piece. Now we see that it
    • all the difficulty in gaining a knowledge of the soul. People are
    • already led beyond the three dimensions. We pass into the plane
    • True self-knowledge takes us ever farther and farther
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • mankind, not only in the field of knowledge but in the whole field of
    • science were compelled to take a stand in opposition to a branch of
    • spiritual science — that knowledge which has always formed the
    • course, well known that geology draws the content of its knowledge from
    • by the later ones. Likewise it is common knowledge that within these
    • sets of layers having become intermingled, overlaid, upturned,
    • so-called “Cambrian” layer of our earth's development and
    • itself compelled to assume that the lowest stratum owes its origin to
    • cosmic space, the earth had cooled down sufficiently to make
    • their rock-material which consists mainly of what is called granite
    • Neptunists, as it was called. One of the principal supporters of the
    • radiation of heat only the surface-crust of the earth was cooled
    • taken place through which quite a thin layer has remained in a cooled
    • the present and earlier evolutionary stages of the earth, more detailed
    • we know only from the excavation of their remains. Then we are led to
    • science has to say, what clairvoyant investigation has revealed, it
    • already cooled but still subject to the effects of fire-action, we
    • the earth in earlier times and settled only by degrees. This must
    • acknowledge it) but especially among those who on the strength of a
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • ordered and controlled. We carry them with us through the gate of
    • army of atoms, which are marshalled by the militaristic thought of
    • then two Privates, O., O., and then still another Private called X,
    • is not the present which is revealed to us by the outer world, but the
    • slightest effort. Everything is revealed to us in form of
    • outer world are revealed pictorially to our picture consciousness.
    • such as that which is called forth by thinking, — and to learn
    • “Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment.”
    • still to add to that which leads to knowledge in this particular
    • other words this hole is filled in with nourishment contained within
    • sides. These must also be filled in with matter. So that we can say:
    • Inspiration; when falling asleep he is filled with Imagination.
    • belonging to higher spheres of knowledge are in no way foreign to
    • development of a higher knowledge to become possible.
    • there is a poem belonging to the old German culture called
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 1: Introductory Lecture
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    • know that from the time we were last assembled here, before
    • creating an inner chamber for ourselves. This led to the thought of
    • 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
    • require of the Oriental school of Theosophy any knowledge of the
    • who studies Isis Unveiled, or The Secret Doctrine will
    • Unveiled and put it into systematic and logical order, or to take
    • wrote Isis Unveiled, received a kind of Rosicrucian
    • Unveiled, which even included the errors of Rosicrucianism; the
    • only revealed later to the West. Madame Blavatsky did not give an
    • Unveiled, indeed she took over all the faults of Rosicrucianism.
    • these latter, if a man holds a contrary opinion we are compelled to
    • Being Whom they too acknowledge, as though He could again and again
    • true knowledge of the Christ-Being shows us that He is a Being Who
    • deny that in this being a great Individuality was concealed? We
    • of detraction — although an unconscious one, when we are called
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • it is quite obvious that the former embodiments are equally detailed,
    • so-called register of the Akashic Record. We know that what has once
    • regarding the soul, so-called official psychologies which no longer
    • not possibly bear the perception of it. It is veiled by the Guardian
    • that can be experienced by man; it is infinity filled with
    • The Knowledge of Higher Worlds etc. and other methods
    • Beings — indeed those Beings, called in our terminology,
    • Their brains are quite puzzled enough by this, and people who can
    • ‘imagination’ is the following: In Knowledge of Higher
    • further into the realm of occult knowledge.
    • a good one, — the so-called ‘Old Schwegler,’
    • have expressly called this a good book) it is only an example by
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • conditions of the evolution of our world. I have already called
    • substance dense enough to be called gas, nothing but heat and
    • For this ‘heat’ or ‘fire’ as it is called in
    • occultism, is concealed from us in the fundamental depths of its
    • called attention to the fact that ‘brought to birth’ is a
    • warmth will gradually arrive at the reality of what is concealed
    • beautiful experience that can be called forth in our souls, the
    • 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
    • contemplated, and self-willed assertion of individuality. These are
    • insight. But we must imagine what is here called self-surrender as
    • knowledge so long as we work after the fashion of ordinary
    • everything. For how do we acquire clairvoyant knowledge? Only by
    • their own opinions are not in the least aware that they are being led
    • away with when we wish to attain to higher knowledge. The soul must
    • concealed secret world free from space and time, free from things and
    • 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
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • present time, or of which he can have knowledge — that we had
    • something very far away, which we have called ‘the virtue of
    • with what in ordinary life is called ‘asceticism,’
    • must therefore complete the picture we called up before our minds in
    • between what in the last lecture we called the ‘outer’
    • which is a globe encircled by rings; for that which is in the centre
    • veiled in Maya, we learn that the evolution of ancient Moon followed
    • continues the renunciation of the sacrifice; all that we have called
    • them to expression were enabled to take possession of the object of
    • evolution it is the case that the gods themselves called their
    • not look for the origin of evil in the so-called ‘evil’
    • those who were compelled to renounce the proffered sacrifice, those
    • called forth their opponents by the renunciation they made. And we
    • as the knowledge of these things to give to art a new foundation.
    • so the artist of the future must know this — but knowledge with
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • have learnt to perceive in water what might be called resignation. It
    • conception that this substance was compelled to remain with the
    • trickling in, and which has its origin in what may be called:
    • grumbled and complained, and shed a few tears, and that would have
    • ready to offer to others all that dwelt within them, were compelled
    • was what is called ego-nature which comes out in every form? It is
    • from the outset it is condemned and exiled by evolution to a
    • brought into the lives of those Beings who were filled with longing
    • have called ‘Bestowing Virtue,’ which is radiated forth
    • barren and empty, suffering the tortures of longing, was filled with
    • empty-Souled, empty of everything not to be called longing. But the
    • with variety, and thus the Beings were led away from exile and
    • presently that the earth is to be called the ‘Planet of
    • Moon-existence may be called the ‘Planet of
    • perceived. Hence Achilles is called ‘her’ Achilles. What
    • outside in the world which has been dryly called the forces of our
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • the world of reality, is at first concealed, as the inner forces of a
    • lake or even of the ocean are concealed in the body of water, and
    • knowledge, must come from Wonder. This is really the case. Any man
    • 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
    • knowledge is already established in him. He demands that what he has
    • Beings, who are as it were, encircled by the substance of the
    • thought that certain Beings are compelled to retain within them
    • feelings of such Beings, you will have an idea of what may be called:
    • be in the spiritual world may be called death. Thus something is cut
    • people may argue from the knowledge they themselves may possess.
    • here, entitled: ‘How can Theosophy be established?’ I
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • to a true knowledge of the spirit in our studies and in our
    • knowledge is intimately bound up with the most inward aspect
    • have to say it is the opposite of the stream which has led to
    • 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
    • the ancient Egyptians called ‘iron necessity’.
    • that have happened in our time and have led to chaos are not
    • People even failed to understand when eighteen months ago it
    • has failed to wake up and take notice, were to lead to a new
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • that, knowing this truth, we shall be compelled to feel
    • human evolution. No one asks that they should be tackled at
    • which are generally read today. The old knowledge was still
    • where deeper knowledge of the laws of nature also discovers
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • the science of the spirit is called the physical plane. And
    • may actually be labelled with a particular name, a name that
    • knowledge about the physical world has a certain effect — let
    • that other region where we are no longer controlled by
    • drives and instincts ennobled and raised to a higher level.
    • private interviews have led to reports which are full of
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • made airships possible, or the knowledge of statics which has
    • led to the aeroplane. Consider everything which has come into
    • led to serious mischief in the Atlantean age, so that over
    • cry for knowledge of the devil in the first chapters of the
    • knowledge will take us into the future in the right way. It
    • revealed to them, they have their own point of view. And
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • Colours no longer speak to us as elements filled with spirit,
    • they could now walk around like Nietzsche's followers who called
    • have knowledge does belong to the physical world; the rest is
    • right. Knowledge of human nature at the time of St Augustine
    • science called eugenetics was established in London.
    • age. Then there really were laws which enabled people to
    • which led to the nations and races of today. The issue of the
    • everything which came from the individual called Jesus could
    • in ancient Greece the whole body was filled with the whole
    • increasingly in danger of being filled with something else.
    • which can only come from spiritual knowledge, the body will
    • be filled with demonic powers. Humanity is facing a destiny
    • where the body may be filled with ahrimanic demonic powers.
    • filled with the ahrimanic spirit which wants them to form
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality
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    • space filled with air. And in more or less the same way you
    • move in a space filled with thoughts. Thought-substance fills
    • been killed. Outside us they are alive, which is the
    • organs which are normally called the organs of his lower
    • a well-known historical figure, had a friend called
    • also makes a strange comment: ‘Chance willed it,
    • but people will say: ‘Chance willed it.’ This is one
    • still sparkled with spiritual qualities. At the same time
    • took his inspiration from a nymph called Egeria in certain
    • — indicates that in those days people appealed to the gods
    • deeply veiled, and to which The Bible refers with the words:
    • knowledge that the outer form is withering and splitting up,
    • revealed by the way people present themselves, nor by the way
    • great their knowledge.
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • the instincts which have led to such works? Well, these
    • real knowledge of the things which are immediately around us,
    • not as light as air, this knowledge has not come from looking
    • except that the powers which formerly enabled people to walk
    • yourself with as much self-knowledge as you are able to
    • let ourselves be ruled by concepts. In the sphere of
    • general knowledge.
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • the refutation was entitled:
    • a brilliant little book. He called it a
    • on the basis of medical knowledge at the time, not just a
    • 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
    • called a battle which the spirits who are followers of the
    • laws of nature. Anyone who does not accept them is called an
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • from such knowledge for a particular purpose, the group
    • called the devil then, and it was shown how the devil
    • no knowledge of the Greek gods, no world of Homer, Sophocles,
    • thinking, as it is called today, is not really done by
    • biologist who had all the specialized knowledge which it is
    • human beings are filled with spiritual wisdom, these are
    • dwell in heads filled with ahrimanic science; but heads
    • filled with spiritual wisdom are like a consuming fire and
    • seriousness we can feel: filled with spiritual wisdom we go
    • foreknowledge of what then was to come, and in our day has
    • twentieth century a kind of knowledge would radiate out which
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • called, was a special feature of the eighteenth century.
    • because education has failed to give them anything that can
    • be recalled later on in life may be offered something from
    • impoverishment of concepts and ideas have led to the
    • mysticism, but from a troubled and morally elevated
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • instilled the insistence on blood bonds into themselves, and
    • have arisen in modern science; one of these I have called
    • have never failed to recognize the profound significance of
    • heredity, nationality and race prevailed. What Lucifer and
    • was enabled to unite with the earth. To show this in
    • cosmos. Gaining knowledge of the physical world has merely
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • impulses to be instilled into humanity. If we consider how
    • find it embarrassing to admit to others their knowledge of
    • have failed to achieve their aims: spiritualism will not
    • through everything I have called a social carcinoma in the
    • the very ideas which have led to present events when those
    • to penetrate the deeper, real impulses which have led to the
    • entry into communities then called Masonic or the like,
    • To gain self-knowledge that will lead to wisdom
    • Like Israel you struggled against God
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    • small volume entitled
    • everything we read about in so-called history happened
    • a single line of thought which will finally led to the
    • rebelled against this. They wanted people to take an active
    • have to be prepared to gain conscious knowledge of things
    • that used to be known instinctively and were also instilled
    • by book journalism, but very few based on real knowledge and
    • history’, as it is called, where a thread is followed
    • the way it is handled today, should be regarded as a science?
    • can only be called such if one has repeated instances which
    • children as it is now written, would have to be handled in
    • rest are pulled along. They are persuaded, however, that they
    • being pulled and that some individuals are pulling the
    • themselves, instead of being pulled along. It is quite easy
    • say: ‘The man called so and so is doing this, and the
    • one called so and so is doing that.’ Delaisi has found
    • by — well, by a life that again is ruled by the Press.
    • will hear aspects called significant in these lectures which
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • what they themselves have revealed either through the Old or the New
    • of knowledge where I can also grasp the spirit.
    • one states that man has limits to his knowledge, that he must be
    • intellect he could gain knowledge of the sense-perceptible world; and
    • human being was not yet completely excluded from knowledge.
    • that he only stumbled when he tried to take up the human being. He
    • concepts are already instilled into our children in the early grades,
    • attempted to grasp the whole matter of knowledge at another point.
    • willed thinking which is something positive and real, when this
    • longer mere thinking, that is filled with experience, filled with
    • itself to be at the limits of its knowledge. And it is basically one
    • the path of knowledge he must find again the pathway of
    • knowledge of modern times.
    • means that we must not limit our knowledge merely to the earth, for,
    • knowledge out into the cosmos. We must learn to understand the
    • purely earthly knowledge; for, this science mocks any effort to go
    • extraterrestrial, for the animals are ruled by forces that are
    • greatest pride today is evident in those who strive for a so-called
    • but the fact is that one was awake in one's acknowledgment of
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    • det er for et ledd i menneskets vesen som åpner seg for
    • det ledd i menneskenaturen som her på jorden kan utvikle
    • gryende bevissthet. Da ser barnet f eks. ganske anderledes enn
    • åndsvidenskapen oppdager vi barnets beskyttere, de ledende
    • elementer river således mennesket seg løs fra de
    • for sin indre egoistiske smerte eller glede, lyst og nydelse.
    • mot full bevissthet - ledes frem til å få
    • gjennem tale- og tenkeevnen. Å lede Kristusimpulsen inn i
    • et fjerde element, å forberede dette at den ledes lnn i en
    • på! - Det som Kristusimpulsen ennu ikke kan ledes inn i,
    • gjennem hver eneste forestilling. Og hvis vi således
  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • limitations of our knowledge of Nature, really arises from the view
    • the limits of knowledge, this is only the modern intellectual
    • continues working there, within us, in a way which remains concealed
    • 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,
    • revealed by a real scientific investigation of Nature; what scientists say
    • that finally led to Darwin and still rules official science, cannot
    • so-called “V” Vischer (because he spelt his name with a
    • remember that the theoretical knowledge of to-day, which has become
    • deeper and more detailed study of human evolution, also in the
    • understood only with the aid of super-sensible knowledge. If
    • super-sensible knowledge is rejected, life after death remains an
    • life, provided such thoughts are not forbidden. A knowledge of
    • super-sensible knowledge. Here the method described in my
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds”
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  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • Experiential Knowledge of the Supersensible.
    • are revealed in parables, that seeing they may see and not
    • ‘the mysteries of the kingdoms of heaven shall be revealed in
    • else that is revealed to us in surrounding nature is tantamount only
    • Knowledge,
    • do, with all clarity. We know that men once possessed this knowledge,
    • what we reacquire to-day was once primordial wisdom revealed to
    • 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
    • post-Atlantean epoch. But attention has also been called to another
    • when there was direct, intuitive astrological knowledge. This was
    • 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
    • entitled “Rudelf Steiner's Calendar”
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    • very least the anthroposophical knowledge of man and of the cosmos in
    • its spiritual essence; also of what may be called anthroposophical
    • built up out of small — they are called ‘elementary
    • could be revealed.
    • at the forms, the structures, of individual plants, he was led to
    • microscope, the plant body revealed itself as a structure of small
    • we would be led completely astray, because we can explain this only
    • revealed. The human and animal organ isms reveal a waking and a
    • spirit-filled organism we may say that it surrenders itself to an
    • to know this) it is revealed that the inner aspect of the human
    • seem, it is nevertheless revealed that the human soul pours itself
    • were acquainted with this realm knew well why they called what
    • must be able to think of the earth and the sun as spirit-filled
    • spirit-filled organism awakens, and in the plants we can see
    • facts, self-evident to spiritual science, impelled outer science
    • 1804 Sydenham Edward discovered the unusual plant called the Venus
    • similar to memory. When an elephant is led to the drinking trough and
    • This is what led
    • Goethe to occupy himself with the plant world, which led him to an
  • 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
    • — In antiquity there were certain persons, so-called
    • constellations. The myths are only veiled descriptions of the
    • people; for only by such means could they be ruled and
    • constellations, and to describe the so-called
    • mathematical and intellectual knowledge. These things they
    • could have been attained by such knowledge were not
    • aspect of mathematical and mechanical knowledge, not letting
    • too easily have become what is called ‘black
    • 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
    • people, not only the so-called educated people), —
    • physical, chemical manipulations became mingled with a
    • in reserve) they become mingled with Ahrimanic forces. And
    • same time filled with a national outlook; the national
    • 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
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    • how the knowledge and awareness of super-sensible impulses working
    • significant way. Christmas is a so-called immovable Feast,
    • other words, it is the business man's ledger, on the front
    • human soul again and again with Knowledge, which — as
    • the life between birth and death. Knowledge to-day can be
    • the very method of his Theory of Colour. People have failed
    • culture, so-called — even in the 19th century the
    • these days, the ancient Wisdom only led up to a certain
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 3
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    • Asia, especially among the so-called Iranian peoples and
    • transplant ourselves into ancient times of human knowledge,
    • of a marvellous and intimate knowledge of the relationships
    • the Pyramids had led to this result, even during the 19th
    • 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
    • the head — is informed and filled with forces, within
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment.
    • stand side by side in the so-called civilisation of our time.
    • such things, we can learn that evolution, so-called, is by no
    • the opportunity — the so-called official
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    • entitled: The Reality of the Higher Worlds. It appears in the original
    • Dornach 1978. This lecture is in a 3 lecture series entitled:
    • Foundations of Anthroposophy, and a 10 lecture series entitled,
    • entitled:
    • series entitled:
    • and a 10 lecture series entitled,
    • 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
    • knowledge fills it, as it were, with light and with warmth
    • kindled in us when we encounter certain people in the physical
    • when we rise up to spheres which are generally called the spheres
    • 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
    • physical body filled with substance and the body of formative
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • and is the 4th of 5 lectures in the series entitled: Methods of
    • Spiritual Research, the 9th of 10 lectures in the series entitled:
    • in the series entitled: Supersensible in Man and World.
    • and is the 4th of 5 lectures in the series entitled:
    • the 9th of 10 lectures in the series entitled:
    • the 1st of 4 lectures in the series entitled:
    • knowledge and impressions resulting from the natural-scientific
    • were led and guided by divine spiritual Beings. And when he
    • because he is unable to find in his present environment knowledge
    • fulfilling his task upon the earth, was to be led up to the
    • 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
    • were called “mantras”; these were not uttered in
    • 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
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  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • November 28, 1921, and is the 3rd of 8 lectures in the series entitled:
    • This lecture is in a 3 lecture series entitled: Foundations of
    • Anthroposophy, and a 10 lecture series entitled, Self-consciousness:
    • entitled:
    • series entitled:
    • and a 10 lecture series entitled,
    • 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
    • cannot be denied that in connection with a knowledge of man and
    • seek a knowledge which goes beyond the facts revealed by ordinary
    • criticize such great scientists is perhaps called upon to judge
    • 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
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds”
    • knowledge alone shows us the true process of memory and that of
    • sensory perception. Imaginative knowledge shows us what it means
    • it is filled out by thoughts. Consciousness, such as we have it
    • self-training of the will, in order to gain knowledge of the
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  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • typescript series entitled: Christmas and Christ.
    • and is the 8th of 11 lectures in the series entitled:
    • typescript series entitled:
    • feeling of sorrow upon that part of mankind which is still led by
    • The West kindled
    • thought, the purest, most light-filled form of soul life. But the
    • our inner world filled with thought. In the course of historical
    • the Maya of our thoughts will be filled by an inner reality.
    • part develops from a life filled with the divine essence to a
    • towards the hoped-for life filled with the divine. And in the
    • left the world and fled into a sphere of reality outside the
    • from which Buddha fled.
    • world-wide cosmology which led to a conception of the central
    • human being filled by that which came down to man! The whole way
    • led to a conception of the central human being filled by that
    • deeper meaning which is to be revealed by the Mystery of Golgotha
    • revealed it. It is the eternal Cosmic Word that lives in the
    • stars which revealed to man that Christ Jesus would appear. The
    • fulfilled. The Jupiter time, the Mercury time are both fulfilled.
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  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • and is the 3rd of 12 lectures in the series entitled: A Living
    • Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin, the Spiritual
    • and is the 3rd of 12 lectures in the series entitled:
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the
    • etheric or vital body revealed to spiritual investigation; and
    • transmit us a knowledge of our own inner being, have to be sought
    • cannot perceive it, for it is dulled down to a life feeling, an
    • concealed to our ordinary consciousness, as deeply hidden as the
    • is concerned, the physical and etheric bodies become filled with
    • 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.
    • to expression, must, of course, be revealed in a different way.
    • objects which can be smelled, might use the special capacity of
    • 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
    • knowledge of the human heart, heart knowledge. In a similar way
    • it is possible to gain knowledge of the other organs.
    • must draw the elements of this knowledge from the influences
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • and is the 11th of 11 lectures in the series entitled:
    • the volume entitled: Cosmosophy, Vol. I, and in the 5 lecture series
    • entitled, Anthroposophy as Cosmosophy. The translators are Alice Wulsin
    • and is the 11th of 11 lectures in the series entitled:
    • Bibliographic Nr. 207, Dornach 1978. It is also in the volume entitled:
    • and in the 5 lecture series entitled,
    • a knowledge of the inner constitution of the human organism by
    • is then the human being. What is concealed here on earth, becomes
    • Fifteenth Century, through the form of knowledge which has arisen
    • in a form accessible to man, which enabled him to grasp his own
    • again find that they enabled man to grasp his earthly existence.
    • and became inaccessible to man's direct knowledge, because he no
    • meaning in history. We should be filled with the longing to
    • semblance enables us to develop a satisfactory knowledge of
    • with the aid of an instinctive knowledge. Today it is impossible
    • Man is led to such
    • clergyman who believes that he may gain knowledge of the
    • of the past, by allowing his whole soul to be filled by a
    • that only a knowledge gained in freedom, a knowledge gained by
    • value, but the Gospel must be added to the direct knowledge of
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  • 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.
    • and is the 9th of 9 lectures in the series entitled:
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • Bibliographic Nr. 221, Dornach 1978. It is also series entitled:
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • KNOWLEDGE PERVADED
    • essential transformation. Scientific knowledge, for example, is
    • knowledge, he breathed in life, as it were, and thus he existed
    • first idea of what the Mysteries revealed to him. The subsequent
    • degree, up to the fourth, enabled him to have a full
    • light of knowledge which could be kindled within him came to him
    • for they were only a reflexion of the path of knowledge which
    • thou art a divine being, a son of the Gods, was only revealed to
    • divine essence transcending the physical world. Modern man called
    • only with the knowledge of lifeless things applied by modern men,
    • but with a new living knowledge, a knowledge that is once more
    • Nietzsche failed,
    • without becoming inwardly dried out, but filled with enthusiasm. By
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  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • and is the 12th of 12 lectures in the series entitled:
    • This intellectual life gradually led it away from spirituality.
    • by believing that it is only controlled by neutral laws of
    • those who have spiritual knowledge.
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    • 1906 through 1916, entitled, The Festivals of the Seasons. This
    • 1906 through 1916, entitled,
    • through deeper feeling, or through a deeper knowledge, were to grasp
    • fruits which grow on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and
    • rests in his grave: the man who was led astray by Lucifer and passed
    • concealed from the human individuality on going through the gates of
    • that which has mingled with the Luciferic principle. This is in the
    • Earth-aura. And when we now see on the grave of the man Adam led away
    • 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
    • feelings at Christmas: the knowledge of how man, through what remains
    • remained from olden times a number of so-called Paradise Plays which
    • called a holy life. And thus a feeling prevailed that a certain moral
    • prevailed in the entire performance. In all the plays collected by
    • centuries there was not as yet the knowledge of the Holy Mysteries,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • 1906 through 1916, entitled, The Festivals of the Seasons. This
    • 1906 through 1916, entitled,
    • our calendar, in which the day before Christmas Eve is called the day
    • deeper feelings, a deeper knowledge received from their teachers who
    • the Knowledge of Good and Evil must you avoid, because they who have
    • the human being Adam, who was led astray by Lucifer, if we look at
    • 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
    • of these so-called Paradise Plays have remained, which were
    • out over a reception that initially could not have been called
    • is from what is concealed in the depths of the Christ thought. A
    • there is in any way a wisdom-filled providence, a beneficent God
    • everything in earthly existence is ruled not by divine providence
    • that can be unraveled by us in world phenomena. For this to happen,
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    • which is based on inner knowledge, agrees with the Greek tradition
    • knowledge and understanding for everything that lives, be it plant or
    • called the “Great Aura,” for it is all-embracing.
    • Zarathustra called that which lies behind the physical
    • Zarathustra's disciples were thus enabled to realise that the
    • in the feeling it called forth in
    • the great cosmic process; he is filled with awe
    • centre, Ormuzd and Ahriman, Light and Shadow, are intermingled, and
    • world were revealed. Suppose we to-day take a page of a book. We see
    • was later called the Zodiac. This is the expression of the spiritual
    • revealed to Zarathustra the many sides of the activity of Ormuzd, and
    • and thirty-one. These subordinate powers are called Izerads or
    • are not really active in the physical world as such. They are called
  • Title: Lecture: Hermes
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    • this lecture is in the lecture series entitled,
    • recently been compelled to go back to ages more and more remote in
    • 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
    • was called by the name of HERMES. And when in later times a man came
    • (according to the custom of Egyptian sages) called himself
    • revived the primeval wisdom of the old Hermes, called this first
    • (It was of course, only the Greeks who called him Hermes; among the
    • for fear of being accused of having killed it, in which case he would
    • Egypt was subject to Rome, any Roman who had killed a cat was in
    • knowledge from the depths of Egyptian civilisation. And now we will
    • knowledge of definite laws of spiritual life, laws higher than those
    • the Greek name was Typhon. Typhon pursued Osiris, killed him,
    • be used as a means whereby we are led into the whole world of feeling
    • once filled the Cosmos. The same is true of the powers of thought.
    • one dominating feeling in the soul of the old Egyptian; it filled his
    • every true thinker, this higher Ego is there, deeply concealed in all
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    • the lecture series entitled,
    • looks like this (drawing) — but something which is commonly called
    • called. The silkworm spins the silk according to the light, so when you
    • spin such a cocoon modelled on light, a new animal would arise from the
    • 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
    • surrounded by a flight of butterflies. If he failed to do so he would
    • His entire knowledge consists in what he sees under the microscope after
    • have a woman called Annie who has a mother called Maria. Now Maria gave
    • has nothing left to do. Contemporary science no longer has any knowledge
    • had explained everything. He had led them around, but instead of leading
    • them to science he had led them by the nose. For he himself was mad. He
    • genius. You can read about it in the little book called “Genius
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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
    • knowledge proves most unpleasant — headache and all that goes with
    • initiation-knowledge, we learn how this is to be understood.
    • called in my book,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • more is revealed in speaking and singing than what the ordinary
    • shall have after death, if through spirit-knowledge we picture the past
    • a true artist who in a pronounced way is impelled to be an egotist in
    • a certain deepening of our forces of knowledge there is revealed to us
    • knowledge,” which you generally find quoted in books as “Only
    • through the door of beauty do you press on into the land of knowledge.”
    • do you press on into the land of knowledge.” In other words —
    • all knowledge comes through art. Fundamentally, there is no knowledge that
    • is not intimately related to art. It is only the knowledge connected
    • with art. But this knowledge can extend only to what in the world a mere
    • existence on earth and the spiritual world. This knowledge we ought to
  • Title: Conferencia: La Comunión Espiritual de la Humanidad
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  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • 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
    • 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
    • Inspired, Intuitive Knowledge. By means of these special ways of knowing
    • 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
    • to sleep consciousness is filled with a content, on going to sleep this
    • man cannot, with ordinary means of knowledge, tell what his soul does
    • Knowledge, the condition of sleep begins to be lit up, the darkness
    • sleep. And in Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge one can penetrate still
    • Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge we can experience
    • indeed towards a knowledge of the life of the soul. For all we can know
    • knowledge remains something that is quite external. Dreams are obviously
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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
    • knowledge can only be satisfied when it realises that harmony
    • and knowledge are acquainted with certain scientific views. Such
    • knowledge; the things pertaining to external nature are palpable
    • acknowledged everywhere, though the ideas of different thinkers
    • upon an uncertain sphere of knowledge. Let them hear what the
    • right, they had yet led to discoveries which would not have been
    • life. In this sphere the striving for knowledge is at the same
    • knowledge of nature is by no means sufficient to conceive how
    • affirm is the result of a knowledge of nature.
    • knowledge. The Astronomer knows nothing of the logical results
    • souls.” And the “new believer” acknowledges
    • Belief.” Dr. Paul Topinard has very well compiled
    • earth-period, which the geologists have called the Laurentine,
    • must acknowledge that it has to be extended to the development
    • to acknowledge the only possible remaining point of view: the
    • would have to be called the Creator of the Soul.” Thus
    • who wish to build up a universal philosophy out of the knowledge
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    • conceptions, that it is an acknowledged fact that
    • Redi called forth such a storm of passion that he only just
    • called forth at that time a storm of anger. Those who feel
    • themselves impelled to draw from the well of knowledge
    • such things is turned into ridicule; those who are impelled
    • that it already existed before. We are, therefore, led back
    • are led from our own individual life back to a former
    • necessarily called forth. Remembrance rests, namely, on a
    • before the time of the Ego-perception can not be called forth
    • from incarnation to incarnation, is veiled by the
    • knowledge of the inner kernel of man's being, on the feelings
    • which is really called forth. For that, however, one thing is
    • present life without our knowledge, what we have brought over
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    • lectures in the lecture series entitled,
    • man. This is common knowledge. Let us now try to form some
    • about us, such forces and beings lie concealed. It is
    • of the physical body, must be filled with wonder by the
    • everything which today may be called a solid body iron,
    • we can, in reality, gain knowledge only of the mineral
    • revealed to him. In other words: The Ego lives, as a
    • present time; but his knowledge is restricted to the mineral
    • this human Ego looks out into the world, its knowledge is
    • 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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    • lecture series entitled,
    • 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
    • in Weimar and is called as advisor to the grand Duke —
    • way to full clarity of spiritual knowledge of nature. And in
    • transform his knowledge again and again and so to rise to a
    • that filled his longing and feeling soul; and as aged man, in
    • second part lay there sealed, like the great testament to be
    • 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
    • perseverance, one takes to what is called meditation and
    • perception. It is easy to say: this higher knowledge must
    • could indicate much that has here led him higher. Especially
    • knowledge of nature and as sure a conception of what can be
    • him growing. The same spirit whom he first called and of whom
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    • Experiential Knowledge of the Supersensible,
    • souls — we really have before us that which may be called
    • in St. John's Gospel. There we seem to be led towards the
    • knowledge, then approached the Christ-Impulse simply and
    • powers which are revealed through Christianity. Cyprian is
    • Many as were the spirit-throngs he ruled,
    • Cyprian is healed through the Christ-Impulse, in that he cast
    • shadow of this legend, but filled with greater poetic power. In
    • — scenes which were especially called forth by St. Luke's
    • which appears before our eyes — even unspoiled as yet
    • filled with wisdom and yet more powerless than other people's
    • Impulse is revealed to us — highest power so great that
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • imagination, we are called upon to span is wide indeed. It is
    • our own era, to the time when that spirit was first kindled
    • realise that during these centuries, Scientific Knowledge was
    • Scientific Knowledge was then very different from the ideas
    • which prevailed in later times and from those which prevail
    • other hand, we must acknowledge that the works of Aristotle
    • theories of Aristotle could not have failed to have been of
    • about it, the knowledge having come to him from those times
    • Galileo, with his wonderful knowledge and grasp of all the
    • been called forth by the sight of the dome of St. Peter's in
    • must infer that what we may term intellectual knowledge,
    • knowledge governed by reason, may come much later than the
    • Alphabet and can only arrive gradually at the detailed
    • time, a theory of the universe had prevailed, which was
    • itself heard by men. Great discoveries revealed themselves
    • 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.
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    • poem was left behind by him, sealed, as his literary
    • following Goethe's spiritual evolution, as revealed in his
    • entertained thoughts which led him to believe that knowledge
    • indeed one which compelled him to vanquish all difficulties,
    • yesterday was alive within him, coupled with that inner
    • human knowledge, as they now exist. It has become absolutely
    • general knowledge of special subjects. But when we consider
    • ’seventies or ’eighties or earlier, the so-called
    • atomistic theories prevailed in chemistry and physics. These
    • atomistic theory, was untenable. It may even be called a
    • in Lubeck, in place of the atomistic theory, the so-called
    • to support this so-called theory of attraction, because one
    • usually called attraction is attributed to the impacts of
    • which is called matter is merely a human conception, which
    • force, prevailed till about 1860–1870. To-day we find
    • transcend the Kant-Laplace theory. They dare not acknowledge
    • important to notice. This might be called the school of the
    • the discoveries to which it has led up till the present time,
    • it has contradicted and annulled itself! So that we may
    • which have been revealed by the researches of the nineteenth
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    • through a knowledge of error, it is possible for us to guard
    • knowledge, and the super-sensible worlds. External science
    • being. Those who occupy themselves with gaining knowledge
    • knowledge of spiritual science, with its concepts and ideas
    • 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
    • as they are led to pronouncements out of the spiritual world,
    • is able to take such knowledge earnestly.
    • comes to see how the whole course of life has led one to
    • ones own opinion would be a self-knowledge; it would
    • increase enormously self-knowledge on entering the spiritual
    • but also the necessity of self-knowledge through which man
    • complete self knowledge. One can then exclude it from what is
    • super-sensible. Nothing is so difficult as self-knowledge. All
    • self-knowledge is designated as the meeting with the Dweller
    • How Does one Attain Knowledge of Higher Worlds?,
    • schooled in order not to be utterly confounded. This
    • and knowledge of the spiritual investigator. Ordinary life
    • everywhere not merely errors of knowledge but Real Error
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    • were it not for the prevalence of what is called ‘public
    • is happy or unhappy, filled with joy or grief, depends only on
    • given herself up to it — if it had been fulfilled
    • would have led into some bye-way of life. Influenced by
    • been reconciled to the change. But what a man consciously feels
    • do not wish to enter now into any detailed criticism of
    • Then as to the so-called ‘animal slime at the bottom of the
    • Psycho-Analysis, so called, gives ample opportunity to observe
    • witty story, revealing some knowledge of life in him who thought
    • occupation’ is mistaken, and one will thus be led to misjudge
    • these latter forces, man is impelled to transform what was
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • always well to be unsparing in self-knowledge and
    • so-called ‘black magic,’ to acquire the black-magical qualities
    • built the pyramids. Engineer that he was, there was revealed to
    • pyramid-construction. And this enabled him to point out
    • killed. There we have a tremendous Karmic question — not
    • our time who are gifted, in a way, with clear, light-filled
    • along the corridor, he hears the name of the convict called. It
    • are generally too easy-going to unravel the tangled threads of
    • must see together, in order that life may be revealed to you.
    • knowledge, which has been studiously cultivated — if I
    • life; when the threads are revealed which pass from certain
    • methods are unveiled. For those who worked out of such occult
    • without the knowledge of those concerned. In the
    • they were not so skilled as in these other societies. Of course
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • this is also the point of time when man is led by vague
    • consciously. Therefore a knowledge of these laws will
    • so we called it, choosing a comprehensive and, as it were,
    • reduction of all things to the interests of the ledger,
    • the ledger, and the altar by the counter.
    • know, it is inevitable for the yard-rule, the ledger and
    • ledger the Spirit which alone can grapple with them, —
    • I have told you, there are occult societies who have knowledge
    • keep their esoteric knowledge to themselves and apply it so as
    • and the like. They think it right that they should keep this knowledge
    • the principles by which they are being led and guided. (Of
    • special depths of human knowledge.
    • it was fulfilled.) I have often pointed out how important this
    • furiously between the so-called ‘esotericists’ and the
    • so-called ‘progressive’ occultists. It was the reactionarists
    • who in this connection called themselves the esotericists.
    • themselves — called themselves ‘esotericists.’ They
    • that the spiritual secrets might be revealed. People
    • fulfilled. The effort failed. Thereupon she made a great deal
    • temperament, she constantly boiled over and eluded them,
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    • levelled at our Spiritual Science by theologians and others who
    • hear this objection hurled at Spiritual Science from very many
    • whence it comes there is absolutely no knowledge of the
    • an Angel. For instance, what is called God in modern
    • Archai (or Spirits of Personality as we have called them),
    • rising to a knowledge of the spiritual world. On the other hand
    • has much knowledge. True, nowadays he often talks a lot
    • describe today. Similarly, men are led into false paths
    • would characterise the false paths along which men are led by
    • and is thus led from the true Angel to the Luciferic Angel,
    • superficial way and with very little knowledge. Nowadays people
    • be betrayed. For with his very knowledge of such formulae,
    • ordinary life was called the ‘word’ (which in this case
    • thoughts were filled with Him — could give the thoughts
    • today is largely ruled: the steam-engine. What a
    • They meant that space itself always wants to be filled with
    • ‘Sun-and-Planet movement.’ He called it the
    • space of time mankind has been led away from Christ. Even those
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    • the prerequisite knowledge demanded by this school, either
    • looks, it finds in this contemplation strength filled with
    • light for man's thought, content filled with power for the
    • life something which is concealed from the every-day view of
    • filled with so much that is painful, when this human heart must
    • appearing to us so little filled with content only because we
    • existence: he enters life filled with the impulse of the
    • the Christ willed to say to men when he uttered the words:
    • light of the Christ who ensouled this Child; that all
    • as have been stammeringly imparted by spiritual knowledge as
    • of truth — apart from all other knowledge — you
    • mystery of human birth. What is revealed to us today out of the
    • truth. Christ has revealed Himself not only in the Gospels;
    • shall we be enabled to fulfil in ourselves the true mission of
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • all know, these letters represent the names of the so-called
    • self-knowledge in the gold; self-piety, that is the piety of
    • concealed in the three kings who brought their offerings to
    • with my physical eyes into the sun I am dazzled by its shining
    • light; if I look into the moon I am not dazzled; it reflects in
    • veiled for him, the blinding sunlight of the spirit. And for
    • called forth from the earth all the budding and sprouting life,
    • into this spiritual sun. Then the Mystery-novice was led to a
    • be led in different ways. But as a unifying power there appears
    • their three gifts: first the gift of wisdom, in self-knowledge;
    • called The Mysteries. Goethe has clearly indicated a
    • 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
    • Christ principle he felt called upon to develop the Self more
    • Thou art but a troubled guest
    • Which many thousands pledged their lives to shield,
    • struggled with the joys and sorrows of the world, when he has
    • live here in peace and harmony together. For they are led by a
    • significance: it shows the way to self-knowledge,
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    • take a great leap forward into those regions of spiritual knowledge
    • at a certain stage of mystic or occult development one is called a
    • discussing the path of knowledge — what we understand by the
    • understanding for what we might call “the self-knowledge of the
    • 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
    • stage above Man were called in Christian esoteric terminology,
    • called the Spirits of Personality or Archai underwent their human
    • Beings who are able to compass what is called ‘directing the
    • what are called the “Folk Spirits”, the directing Folk
    • their starting-point, they are therefore called “Spirits of
    • who issue their commands to the Folk Spirits are also called Spirits
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    • not exhaust his knowledge of that country or provide a complete
    • but also upon the people which was last domiciled there.
    • free agents, they are compelled at certain times to wander over the
    • rooted in his affective life, but not upon the so-called melancholic
    • commingled and interact in a wide variety of ways. There are infinite
    • temperaments are commingled. National temperaments, therefore, vary
    • potent influence. From our general knowledge of the Hierarchies we
    • detailed description in the information contained in my books
    • evolution after the fashion of a schoolgirl who has failed to gain
    • the Earth-existence represent what is called the Zeitgeist, the
    • assembled them in such a way as to create the optical effect of a
    • then assembled in the appropriate manner. Chance would account for
    • acknowledge the law that operates in such circumstances. This
    • action, but he is impelled as if by inner forces, so that thought
    • are the Spirits whom we called the ‘Thought Spirits’, who
    • occult knowledge and insight, we study the different peoples. We are
    • different conditions prevailed. The picture I have just presented
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    • geometrical and mathematical knowledge sense-data are superfluous;
    • this it is evident that man can arrive at knowledge purely from
    • external world as experienced by man, and his sense-derived knowledge
    • ideas have continually arisen and how new sources of hidden knowledge
    • have been revealed from time to time. From what source could the
    • because his latent capacities would otherwise lie fallow if he failed
    • directives, when he is compelled, so to speak, to take over some of
    • Spirit of the Age may be fulfilled. In such a case national groups
    • hand, was that the specific tasks which had to be fulfilled by the
    • than they normally display. The harmony which had prevailed hitherto
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    • in the course of which the three so-called members or vehicles of
    • controlled by spiritual Beings who determine Earth conditions, but by
    • truth is sometimes veiled, but you see that with the help of
    • forces that led them to extinction.”
    • revealed that would enable man to command the higher members of his
    • further countries lie to the West the more is the law thus revealed
    • his origin and ancestry, a great mystery is concealed. He was an
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    • to accept what is revealed to us at the present time concerning the
    • already suggested. The aspirant for spiritual knowledge will learn
    • it would not be of a liquid consistency like water that is ruffled at
    • from the South which divided and spilled over the Bohemian Plateau on
    • specialist knowledge. Anyone who has once stood on the summit of one
    • are the Spirits of Movement and in their element again is mingled
    • what we called the Spirits of Wisdom. When therefore we look inward
    • for this knowledge. The after-effects of each Earth incarnation,
    • incarnations or planetary epochs of our Earth could be fulfilled and
    • mission of Old Saturn therefore had to be fulfilled otherwise man's
    • contemplate this gift to man, we are filled with admiration and
    • little self-knowledge can feel that the man of today has not yet
    • discord. Man is called upon first of all to strike a balance between
    • therefore is called to high destiny on Earth to bring about from
    • still very imperfect. But when the Earth shall have fulfilled its
    • fulfilled their normal evolution, would be working from without. The
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    • that the mission of the Earth can be fulfilled and ultimately a state
    • entitled:
    • in my last lecture with the more detailed information about the
    • extent you will also feel that the field of knowledge must be
    • our knowledge: Nevertheless from the indications given in the last
    • in Genesis are called the Elohim. In the whole Universe which
    • It was the Spirit who in the Bible, in Genesis, is called Jahve or
    • old Atlantis specific Mystery Centres called the Atlantean Oracles
    • be achieved which led to the proper distribution of the races. In one
    • And this cooperative activity was called by the Atlanteans the Great
    • Spirit who revealed himself to man in ancient Atlantis. The Atlantean
    • follows: “Here in the soil, trampled beneath the feet of the
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    • Spirit of India had fulfilled his mission he was promoted to lead the
    • people was singled out from the normal course of evolution for
    • that could possibly be distilled from the unitary principle by the
    • synthesizing activity of the ‘I’ has been distilled by
    • Time Spirit had fulfilled his mission in the fourth post-Atlantean
    • folk elements in the peoples of Europe should be mingled and
    • the simultaneous activity of many Folk Spirits, filled with a spirit
    • when the various elements intermingled. Thus, over a long period of
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    • times. The essential thing is to know what sort of man is concealed
    • the divine-spiritual Beings concealed behind them. If completely
    • which enabled them to penetrate deeply into the spiritual worlds.
    • they called the sum-total of the Spirits of Movement and of the
    • and called them “Mula-prakriti”, the sum-total of the
    • memory they recalled this experience quite distinctly. The creation
    • their knowledge which however was divine knowledge which they owed to
    • Graeco-Latin peoples recalled something which they had gone through
    • Atlantis, were called the Vanir. After Atlantis men saw the weaving
    • of the Angels and Archangels whom they called the Aesir. They were
    • understands when he is told that they are called Muspelheim. Thus,
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    • to adopt a passive attitude towards knowledge, to suppress the ego in
    • Ahrimanic. It was in Persia in particular that men wrestled with the
    • which arise from muddled thinking, at almost every turn. Imagine the
    • 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
    • so-called scientific truths which contain more Ahrimanic influence, a
    • knowledge is expressed in the myth of Baldur, Hödur and Loki. On
    • present to you as an illustration of the clairvoyant knowledge of
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    • ‘I’ was revealed clairvoyantly to man. According to
    • kinship, although the relationship is veiled or concealed. Occultly,
    • revealed as was necessary in order to establish a basis for the whole
    • important gift of the old clairvoyance which enabled them to see into
    • directly related to what in our earlier lectures we called the “Great
    • the other. This continent was encircled by a warm stream which,
    • Then, turning eastward, it gradually cooled down. Long before the
    • at that time encircled the Atlantean continent. Now you will recall
    • as a warm current and gradually cooled, etc. followed a strictly
    • 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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    • subject with only the briefest indications, since detailed discussion
    • form, is connected in a remarkable way with the knowledge derived
    • in Basle, 12.xii.1916, entitled
    • peoples and their interrelationships which led to the introduction of
    • A man performs some act and at the same time feels himself impelled
    • which is to come. Mankind is now ready for freedom and self-knowledge
    • called Sabbatai Zevi of Smyrna announced that he was the new Messiah.
    • a very deep truth concealed in the fact that the struggle between the
    • reason and spiritual knowledge less highly than the old, chaotic
    • called upon to interpret from the signs of the times what is to come
    • Science reflects the knowledge of the Christ Being, and if we start
    • are compelled by the needs of the situation to present the facts as
    • Buddhism acknowledges as Buddhists only those who swear by Buddha,
    • is mistaken, we shall not allow ourselves to be led astray when they
    • people assembled here. Those, not of Norse extraction, who have come
    • spiritual knowledge and that we shall understand each other,
    • self-knowledge and ask itself: how can I best contribute to the
    • will have caused no great harm if all who are assembled here from the
    • here. For the knowledge we gather must ultimately find an echo in our
    • which purpose we have all assembled here. With this object in view
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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
    • mankind to acquire knowledge in a way different from that of today.
    • primeval times welled forth in human nature, so that clairvoyant
    • filled with the secrets of the spiritual worlds. This was the
    • 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
    • human soul directly out of elemental Nature the forces which led to
    • that ancient clairvoyance. He looked up to that goddess called
    • whose knowledge of nature and her laws is assumed to be as useful for
    • a more profound sense, may be called sacerdotal — it is only
    • pearl of wisdom for our whole pursuit of knowledge. If there is any
    • may acknowledge that the thinking which has inspired our work for
    • the impress our special kind of spiritual knowledge should give to
    • imperfection in the present. We are not called upon to compete with
    • then gathers here — we find ourselves filled with spiritual
    • the call to unite their knowledge and experience with what we here
    • like you to see in all that is willed here, in all that cannot yet be
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    • extent the actual knowledge, of what we are now endeavouring to
    • considerable spur to our own knowledge, to the knowledge which we
    • worked in ancient times, how she instilled her forces into human
    • subject to other forces, forces to which I called attention
    • continued to work, the body would be shrivelled and wrinkled
    • when it becomes shrivelled and wrinkled. This profound truth is
    • which called forth these images, but the astral body would not have
    • brings to the point of vision, to perception, the images called forth
    • 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
    • consciousness when we acquire knowledge of the world have both
    • ether body. Knowledge is kindled in the astral body; it is
    • an image, is kindled in the astral body; we have these in us because
    • of knowledge is kindled in the astral body; this torch is reflected
    • as conscious knowledge in the ether body. This torch of knowledge
    • which is kindled in the astral body has changed in the course of the
    • 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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    • become intellectual knowledge, but was elemental feeling, there arose
    • and calm, untroubled and raging seas. In all these phenomena, in
    • storm and tempest, in tumultuous or untroubled seas, in hurricane or
    • spiritual activity that is revealed in us, in the microcosm, as
    • has a self-knowledge which can properly distinguish this threefold
    • macrocosm and consequently peopled the world with the gods who were
    • 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
    • experiencing knowledge of his own physical body through the occult
    • of concrete knowledge; they are known to occultists in the same way
    • when he seeks the self-knowledge which is possible in respect of the
    • Thus there is a clear distinction between self-knowledge in respect
    • Knowledge of one's own astral body has to be described in quite
    • relate his self-knowledge solely to his astral body — that is
    • suppressed, and self-knowledge is concentrated upon the astral body,
    • knowledge of a man's own astral body is first and formost
    • because it consists basically in being filled through and through
    • body in isolation without becoming filled with dread. That in
    • heard what are the main experiences of the soul in self-knowledge as
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    • lecture will have enabled you to see what I meant when I said at the
    • I gave a short time ago in Copenhagen. It is called
    • find those who in eastern mysticism are called Dhyani, in Christian
    • instilled their forces into the Egypto-Chaldean civilisation; but
    • teachers of India, who are called the Holy Rishis. The Holy Rishis
    • conditions prevailed. At that time the leaders of humanity were the
    • Egypto-Chaldean epoch failed to achieve all that they could have
    • through an evolution which has enabled them to take over the
    • and that as Christ-filled Beings they now influence mankind from the
    • sixth epoch they will appear as Christ-filled Beings. The Archai, the
    • Egypto-Chaldean times have been filled with the Christ Impulse now
    • through the eye of seership, through spiritual-scientific knowledge;
    • forces and impulses enabled this Individuality to fulfil a purpose
    • that we shall come to understand more closely; they enabled Him to
    • sheaths by the Christ which then led to the Mystery of Golgotha
    • acquire knowledge of the Christ, but they cannot acquire a Christ
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    • had failed to complete their Moon evolution and that the Greeks knew
    • If ancient Hebrew consciousness was utterly filled with the knowledge
    • them knowledge of a Luciferic, a superhuman nature, so in the Greek
    • which are also called laws. Try then to imagine to yourself a real
    • acknowledge: ‘As I observe this soul, it becomes larger and
    • As soon as a man attains to knowledge of the super-sensible world he
    • macrocosmic significance and this experience enabled them to make
    • any knowledge which the Greek gods had acquired there about the
    • first clairvoyant, we see what we have called Persephone, then we can
    • gods. Hence he ascribed what he bore within him to what were called
    • and called them Dionysos Zagreus, the elder Dionysos. But the Greek
    • trickled into a body. Greek fancy represents this moment in an
    • through acquiring intellectual knowledge? Whence comes it that the
    • order to make a picture of the whole by intellectual knowledge. It is
    • wisdom-filled feature of the story, in full accordance with the
    • which led to the dismemberment of Dionysos. They are the lower
    • intermingled with them that their egotistic character can to a
    • in the Greek myth in the fact that the Dionysos-nature is concealed
    • Dionysos who travelled from Europe to far-distant India, everywhere
    • Greek mythology called the journeys of the younger Dionysos, who
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    • enkindled in the spirit of this marvellous Greek civilisation when
    • the world, presented itself to them as a kind of knowledge, a kind of
    • express. This world of the Greek gods, in its wisdom-filled
    • Greek has concealed what we might call the inherent contradiction of
    • nature, and thus have called forth a reality of our own inner being
    • 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
    • of knowledge, each man has only one opportunity of perceiving the
    • to the physically based powers of physical knowledge, the physical
    • knowledge upon ourselves. We have to look into ourselves with the
    • power of knowledge which we have acquired upon the physical plane if
    • ego which we perceive with our physical powers of knowledge belongs
    • to know it in its own inner being, by direct knowledge, whereas what
    • been instilled into them. They felt that man with his physical body
    • is also implicit in the wonderful, wisdom-filled form of the Dionysos
    • procession of Dionysos, which I have called a march of civilisation,
    • development of man as revealed by the Akasha Chronicle, knows that
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    • significant principles of knowledge, principles still today not fully
    • of the world around them, they veiled what had to do with Dionysos
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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,
    • therefore he said to himself: ‘There is concealed in this
    • the microcosm, upon man, he called this element — coming from
    • is filled with enthusiasm for knowledge, when one looks upon the
    • attainment of knowledge as a matter of life itself, that one feels
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    • knowledge, to meet calmly certain experiences. A soul-experience of
    • in the first scene of the second Play, after he has wrestled with
    • 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
    • must acknowledge that you cannot persist in your ignorance; you may
    • 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
    • as the instrument for thought. As an instrument for knowledge the
    • part of the human brain called the pineal gland. They continuously
    • which enables us to know, in addition to egotistic knowledge,
    • You will find an even more detailed description of this from a
    • etheric currents, and here self-knowledge yields something very
    • streams upwards to the brain is darkened, is filled with all this. We
    • send all this upwards from our heart and now, in real self-knowledge,
    • making ancient Saturn or Cronos, as the Greeks called him, the
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    • I had to point out how a kind of reversal of the forces which led to a
    • able to develop knowledge which goes beyond the completely egotistic
    • knowledge of what takes place within our own organisation. I tried to
    • his external form have resembled the bull. If these forces alone had
    • alone had worked upon man, his appearance would have resembled that
    • coming from what I called yesterday the upper gods, the gods who were
    • way that through self-knowledge they also arrived at the
    • Aura or Ahura Mazdao — the great wisdom-filled Spirit,
    • provisionally we might say, had co-operated in what is called
    • ourselves advance in knowledge of what the world is, the better we
    • consciousness which enabled him to know it for himself, he knew from
    • knowledge of the outer world comes about. Everything that we know of
    • man who has progressed to real spiritual knowledge of human nature
    • 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
    • super-sensible knowledge. He suddenly becomes aware: ‘The
    • knowledge you have had hitherto has tended rather to conceal than to
    • enable it to face all that we have called the world-wonders—the
    • maya.’ Then we can be assailed by doubt. Above all we
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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,
    • these descendants of ours are enabled through a wider outlook on the
    • explanation of the world, an explanation which is generally called
    • clairvoyant were filled with far more life, far more reality. We saw
    • the stuff of his own soul, into the images of his knowledge.
    • the thoughts of the man of today as far more thinly filled with
    • creations of Greek knowledge were far more densely packed with true
    • reality, and compared with it the knowledge which we acquire today
    • lauded as strictly scientific that is above all entangled in
    • for objective knowledge of the world our souls had to become weak,
    • 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
    • been squeezed. Again and again we are repelled, when we try to
    • against surrender to egotism. Even higher knowledge is dangerous in
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    • lecture 9 of 13 in the lecture series entitled, Results of Spiritual
    • lecture 9 of 13 in the lecture series entitled,
    • eminent a mind as Hermann Grimm was led to, without Spiritual Science,
    • of Raphael. Grimm speaks of the picture called “The Marriage of
    • was led to the fire of martyrdom with his companions, and how from the
    • express the inner experiences called forth in the soul by Christianity.
    • that it was swayed by the so-called “fire of Christendom.”
    • is revealed in the radiance of the Raphael life. Then we understand
    • connection to quote one of the so-called “Golden sayings”
    • things, — this is what is expressed in the picture so often called
    • permeated by what had been brought about by the so-called “education
    • who realize what the fusion of external beauty and the inner wisdom-filled
    • indeed revealed through mighty creations, although at that time men
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    • extraordinary was taking place. The owner of the horse called in strangers,
    • is entirely realistic. Herr von Osten then called in animal experts. These
    • of mathematics that we really feel impelled to develop it as it were
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    • Bn/GA 136 and 158. In Bn/GA 136, it is lecture 7 of 14 in the series entitled,
    • In Bn/GA 136, it is lecture 7 of 14 in the series entitled,
    • we are led more deeply into the soul of humanity and the striving of
    • humanity than by any other historical investigation; we are so led into
    • human soul-forces; an imagination which to him in some way fulfilled
    • as having conquered the so-called family of the Niebelungen, as having
    • explained by the ordinary soul forces. Therefore they quarrelled, and
    • Herod, who is called Rotus in Kalevala, is expressed so impersonally
    • the purport and power of that, which as a bard he had been enabled to
    • Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy, one is led not merely to the abstract
    • imaginings to which Hermann Grimm was led with regard to the national
    • epics, but one is led to something which far surpasses imagination,
    • And thus by means of Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy, we are led
    • 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
    • Asiatic races, we are led back everywhere into a primeval humanity which
    • elementary impulses, he was not then controlled by the intellect connected
    • forces still ruled unalloyed which we have now detached as the forces
    • do we find that what then ruled in the soul of man, what then worked,
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    • earlier times, when a more instinctive consciousness prevailed, was
    • a man who out of present-day spiritual knowledge wrestles his way through
    • Festival. If that is done, if nature-knowledge is true, spiritual
    • the dragon as filled not with indifferent clouds but with showers of
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    • in the same spirit that led us to
    • of this the Earth in mid-winter is enabled not only to become rigid
    • Moon is compelled to promote Earthly life, not Moon life.
    • region the sphere is continually impelled to flatten out into a plane
    • sun-filled air above? We breathe it in, and because of this the
    • is enabled to participate in the whole cosmos. Our head would really
    • is enabled to come into being through this concentration of
    • prevailed. It was thought that before a new-born child had
    • great instinctive knowledge of nature and the spirit which
    • prevailed in ancient times. For it is a picture of the
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    • which yesterday I called the flea-standpoint. The metamorphoses of
    • speak of all such substance as vivified, ensouled beings. Thus we can
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • the cosmos. The limestone's spiritual thinking qualities are dulled,
    • would transform the Earth into an ensouled being — or at least
    • have new hope of being able to transform the Earth into an ensouled,
    • [See the lecture entitled
    • the ear — this knowledge becomes the creative word that works
    • power of Raphael he can be led to perceive and recognise the healing
    • World-Healer is felt: the Saviour who willed to lift the great evil
    • on Earth — the health-giving healing forces, and a knowledge of
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    • animates and weaves through everything in Nature is revealed.
    • background for the cosmic, light-filled deeds of Uriel, and a clear
    • into a picture of the Earth-Mother (blue). Whether she is called
    • the like. And if the true Imagination of these things is to be called
    • revealed in the form-giving beauty of the light above, must be
    • light-filled gold and directing his gaze and his gesture down to the
    • him, confirming him — the St. John Imagination filled
    • with Inspiration, the St. John Inspiration filled with
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    • before you the four cosmic Imaginations which can be called up
    • called combustion.
    • ensouled: Just as a stove stands towards a lung, so does the
    • other systems have themselves to be healed.
    • kindled in the cosmos. Raphael, with deep wisdom in his gaze, leaning
    • these forces are led over into the breathing system. And in working
    • Science to-day and these things are revealed to us: when we truly see
    • lived at a time when twilight was falling over the knowledge of this
    • are always being renewed. Today they are found among so-called
    • inwardness of the breathing system — you must have been led to
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    • elementary education, the branch of knowledge commonly called
    • contrary, it might possibly be thought that a knowledge
    • by the existence of much profound and detailed knowledge aiming
    • caused their souls to turn to the Being called Christ. It will
    • body of knowledge would be of very little help. I hardly think
    • way. Truly, in respect of intellectuality and knowledge of the
    • schooled theologians? No indeed! Comparatively speaking, they
    • were on the so-called Index of the Roman Catholic Church. That
    • aware of many things) — anyone who realises this is led
    • same path will lead him to knowledge of the spiritual
    • lower animal forms but must have a spiritual origin. He is led
    • instilled by Christianity. Think only of the moral life of men
    • fury levelled by men who represented Christianity against those
    • knowledge of foodstuffs were essential to nourishment.
    • question to itself, it is led, first of all, to an event from
    • understand Christ, must have real knowledge of
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    • deep sleep, a wonderful, dream-filled sleep ... remember that I
    • be called the Substance of the all-prevailing Love. They felt
    • into the soul of him who is called Peter in the other Gospels,
    • it is revealed to clairvoyant sight as it gazes backwards
    • was filled, not with mere dream-pictures but with
    • Frankly, it is with a feeling altogether unparalleled
    • that one makes the decision to put into words what is revealed
    • revealed to the eyes of the soul. Nevertheless for
    • break free from much that has been and will be instilled into
    • modern science. Nevertheless I feel compelled to put into
    • schooled in the sense of Spiritual Science can still confirm
    • 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
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    • who are generally called the Apostles of Christ Jesus
    • so-called Feast of Pentecost, this does not in any way imply
    • the Form which enabled Him to live in communion with human
    • so-called Persian or Mithraic Mysteries. In these Mysteries
    • He who was to be led into the higher levels of
    • spiritual experience attained, first of all, the rank called
    • is sufficient, now, to say that in them a man was led by stages
    • Co.] we know that the peoples of the earth are led and guided
    • this people must be led out beyond it. In order that the
    • achievements of a people may thus be led onwards by the
    • element of cheap fiction is mingled with the noble discourses
    • not repelled but writes in a most beautiful and moving way of
    • were those of Christ Jesus. Oh, the karma that would have piled
    • the light of the knowledge that a life was once lived on earth
    • when He so willed, Christ worked as the super-earthly Christ
    • Jesus of Nazareth. In three years the path had led from this
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    • that welled up as it were from the Spirit into the
    • those years. What he heard from the learned scribes assembled
    • compiled in the Old Testament. Heaviness oppressed his
    • flow backwards; and thirdly he called upon a voice from heaven
    • absorb all the knowledge possessed by the others around him.
    • For the Bath-Kol revealed to him — and he was convinced
    • Nazareth. And these experiences led up to a certain
    • they had all fled. And letting his clairvoyant vision widen
    • knowledge can only be attained by plumbing the darkest depths
    • knowledge that is wisdom, but had in a certain sense become an
    • came to the knowledge of certain people who in those days had
    • soul prevailed. With a kind of prophetic inkling, they said:
    • through words revealed itself to him in all manner of
    • — If my doctrine, as it actually is, were to be led to
    • fulfilled to the uttermost, men would all have to become
    • produced was to make him realise that a mystery prevailed
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    • the knowledge that everything in the evolution of humanity is
    • events had taken place which led up to his twenty-eighth and
    • closer understanding than prevailed between him and the
    • knowledge and religion; he thought of how between his
    • these feelings led to a memorable conversation between Jesus of
    • year. But he had concealed from his mother in earlier years the
    • all that had revealed itself through him. But his heart
    • unruffled. After a few minutes the man came back again and
    • called out gruffly: Hillel, come out, I have something to ask
    • after a few minutes the man was back again and called out
    • Moreover it is dawning upon me that the knowledge I possess
    • love. Therefore deep understanding of what he was saying welled
    • but now forgotten. This prayer had been revealed to him when he
    • It is sad, they said, for his knowledge was so great. True, he
    • the Christ Being was led, first of all, into “the
    • self-knowledge. Lucifer's aim is to play upon the false pride,
    • other Gods and acknowledge me! And Lucifer described all the
    • Then Lucifer made a second attack but called Ahriman to his
    • Him: If thou wilt acknowledge me, through my spiritual power,
    • acknowledge me, I will nullify the effects of the fall and no
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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
    • the first breath. This can be called the awakening in the spiritual
    • 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
    • virtue can be called — though it is difficult to describe it
    • the seed. This virtue can be called Temperance. [The
    • (Tr.)] One shade of it can be called ‘Moderation.’
    • life. We have to come more and more to the real knowledge, looking
    • important affairs of humanity, not only in human conscious knowledge.
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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
    • knowledge, astrology and alchemy, to perceive how nature
    • up into natural laws, as they are called. Admittedly, to do so
    • cannot at present acknowledge, as a semblance. In
    • disgruntled and downcast — useless to ourselves and
    • 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
    • This way of attaining knowledge was the appropriate one for an
    • say was accepted as knowledge. Nowadays, this no longer suits
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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
    • controlled by the will, the lifting of an arm or movement of a
    • may say: here for once ordinary consciousness is revealed as
    • discover something about what are usually called mental
    • functions is, strictly speaking, only indirect knowledge,
    • so-called normal consciousness is eccentric or
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • have previously called dead and abstract thinking, becomes
    • have struggled to achieve, believing we find in them realities
    • when we really say to ourselves: this imaginal knowledge cannot
    • struggled, although without driving oneself into
    • completely controlled, conscious wakefulness, despite the fact
    • one was led by a kind of inner necessity to what we now see to
    • “mind's eye” unveiled is as different from the life
    • wells up out of the knowledge appropriate to us as modern
    • a foundation of knowledge, not of faith, we can now say: as
    • knowledge that may still appear abstract in relation to
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • development shows that men have increasingly been compelled to
    • the unscientific chronicle-writing that still prevailed even in
    • knowledge, in gaining a place within the soul, took on a
    • anxieties that might arise in troubled minds about this modern
    • it is revealed externally in nature, as opposed to what we
    • demands above all what may be called “presence of
    • 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
    • present in the Greek mind, not in the controlled and conscious
    • a kind of knowledge that flows over into the artistic sphere. I
    • different basis from that which later prevailed. Later,
    • they were called: grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, arithmetic,
    • 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
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • detailed description.
    • What we ought to say is this: if we establish our knowledge by
    • called his science was shot through with love, it led him out
    • moved by something of the way of experiencing the world kindled
    • — by youthful science and knowledge, so to speak, as
    • knowledge.
    • of his soul, when he has only called up from his memory a
    • world. What is usually called matter then ceases to have the
    • something of the spirit shone. Nature revealed spirit to him,
    • of inhabiting a spiritual world paled as man and world
    • outlook diametrically opposed to that which long ruled the
    • knowledge that there exists a spiritual reality, with a
    • the epoch is fulfilled. The epoch has developed from
    • appears unutterably empty is filled once more with spiritual
    • spiritual life has revealed itself in particular phenomena. He
    • currents meet. We are called upon today to understand this
    • he who is called the Buddha encountered in his wanderings the
    • 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
    • levelled at anyone who now attempts such a task is that of
    • 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
    • natural knowledge, in relation to the outside, physical and
    • With the kinds of knowledge I have been speaking of in the last
    • mere knowledge into real life, into a real symbiosis with the
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    • sense-organ, similar to what I have called a
    • to puberty — in which it is called upon no longer to
    • that he felt: through this human individual is revealed
    • for. Not only this, but endless trivialities are piled up in an
    • discerned by a genuine knowledge of man, if it is developed on
    • such a knowledge, we develop a fine sense for any impediment to
    • predecessors — as if impelled by scientific progress
    • this, because our knowledge of nature has had all this refined
    • what social life should be were then called upon to do
    • revealed their unfruitfulness.
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    • was ruled by a variety of priest-theocracies. In a way possible
    • objects to affect us in a certain way, we shall be led to a
    • today is already being led, if dimly as yet. Objective science
    • of Oriental religions is felt even in detailed features of
    • supporters expelled from China. For thirty years, a system
    • ruled over China, and does so still; in modern Russian
    • Socialism there is embodied an abstract thinking, culled from
    • economic activity is completely cradled in religious and legal
    • history now co-exist. They have now become shuffled
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • attracted comment on many sides and has led a large part of
    • discover what led Plato to this concept of community, we must
    • can say that there prevailed in Asia a high level of
    • 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
    • and of his belief that man is entitled to develop his
    • When, some years ago, I was often called upon to lecture to
    • brought into play which yielded knowledge for a general therapy
    • effects, this knowledge will tell me what to do when a man is
    • the sphere of knowledge — I shall also know what effect
    • healed through art. Armed with this knowledge, we can still
    • that, for Greek doctors in the early period, knowledge and
    • believe that he is entitled to payment for his work; but when
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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
    • knowledge that at best can occupy us in our moments of leisure,
    • as they are called, and the leaders. It is possible today to
    • members of my audiences, arrived at the view that is called
    • illustration is drawn, to the best of the teacher's knowledge
    • This was the attitude that led to my expulsion from the
    • more I am compelled to introduce — in parenthesis, so to
    • that the knowledge of the world and philosophy of life
    • — into the great modern means of acquiring knowledge of
    • present-day psychology has yet revealed) something that
    • called upon to expound a philosophy of life.
    • is this? It is because, when you have scaled the peaks of
    • although it is felt when, with a true knowledge of man,
    • the knowledge imparted to them is of a kind that they
    • result of the German spirit — this is fully acknowledged
    • circumstances have led him, and on the church he belongs
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 10: From Monolithic to Threefold Unity
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • impelled, though for the most part unconsciously.
    • few days. Anyone who, just because he is compelled to mould his
    • must consider. And so we are led to the distinct branches that
    • certain development and have been led to find, in the stillness
    • find what is the law for men. They called this “the law
    • this historical school of law failed to notice what it is that
    • they failed to see that, under the influence of the age of
    • independent spirit rebelled in
    • individual contributes, to the whole, expert knowledge and
    • central body, but is able to contribute the knowledge and
    • people went off the rails. They failed to perceive that it is
    • associations, as we have called them. Only by viewing life in
    • uniformly in the monolithic state has led to a
  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • It is lecture 8 of 8 in the series entitled,
    • It is lecture 8 of 8 in the series entitled,
    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • we are striving towards, as a new spiritual knowledge, cannot consist
    • we fulfilled as will-impulse, we would follow what was inward —
    • to eat of the Tree of Knowledge but not of the Tree of Life. Eating
    • are revealed to us when we experience ourselves within the blood extending
    • nerves a man was able to perceive what revealed itself to him as an
    • How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • following ones own blood and nerve paths was still called in accord
    • in this people. They were seized by such longing, filled with such love,
    • here was called Pythic clairvoyance, so the clairvoyance of which I
    • etheric body during sleep, was called: prophetic clairvoyance.
    • — I do not say willed, but that must be willed —
    • ponder in a living way this three-fold form of knowledge of higher worlds,
    • which might be called: blood and nerve imaginations, still exists in
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    • It is lecture 8 of 8 in the series entitled,
    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • knowledge cannot consist in any warming-up of the results of an
    • fulfilled as will impulse we would follow inwardly — into our
    • of the Tree of Knowledge but not of the Tree of
    • which are revealed to us when we experience ourselves within the
    • nerves a man was able to perceive what revealed itself to him as an
    • How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • through following ones own blood and nerve paths was still called,
    • longing, filled with such love, that they remained united even in
    • called Pythic clairvoyance, so the clairvoyance of which I have
    • physical and etheric body during sleep, was called
    • realized of what is — I do not say willed, but what
    • must be willed — within this
    • a living way this threefold form of knowledge of higher worlds, so
    • called blood and nerve Imaginations, still exists in many. Many
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    • This lecture is the first of fifteen lectures in the series entitled,
    • This lecture is the first of fifteen lectures in the series entitled,
    • good, all that is filled with Wisdom, and then on the other
    • is full of Wisdom, and that which is filled with
    • any knowledge of the truth itself. It was doubt of the
    • knowledge of the Truth through which St. Augustine also passed;
    • if one wishes to see what led St. Augustine to place himself in
    • now, even what we acquire as ever such advanced knowledge about
    • historical position of St. Augustine is revealed for modern
    • life in which was revealed, not merely as an abstract life, but
    • the pre-Christian World-Conception, is led to his conceptions
    • him, though spiritualised, can be filled with Sprouting,
    • talking of Mystery-knowledge and not merely giving forth
    • that the law of the Old Moon prevailed through this straggler,
    • throughout all the kingdoms, there ruled the laws of the Moon,
    • They regarded the Sun Mysteries as something quite veiled,
    • see, this reversal was fulfilled through the Mystery of
    • concealed in that which otherwise lacks this reality in his
    • stood at his disposal, sought through his knowledge, to
    • as also in Augusts Comte, we see personalities who are led
  • Title: The Social Question and Theosophy
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    • Gnosis, revealed that the content and structure of the
    • called upon to be active in human evolution. Taken in a higher
    • years previously had been called upon to deal with the human
    • is called upon to participate says that the theory which he had
    • will realize that some self-knowledge also belongs in these
    • has that to do with our self-knowledge? A lot. For it is a
    • considerations, that one does not proceed from self-knowledge,
    • heroes in Western Europe called for Liberty. Those now battling
    • Knowledge.]
    • out of this knowledge.
    • because it is filled with God, filled with divine wisdom, and
    • acquire Theosophical knowledge, and if they cognize the first
    • At that time work was slavery. The worker could be compelled by
    • So we have labor that is half compelled and half voluntary. And
    • existence can be proved. Whoever acknowledges Haeckel will also have
    • to acknowledge reincarnation if one carries Haeckel's ideas further.
    • but rather out of a knowledge that comes from looking at life:
    • workers called for a general strike and, with the participation
    • and don't hold back until what is necessary is compelled
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    • — about the ideals which filled us, to some extent as an
    • answer depended on the knowledge that all truly fruitful
    • the Mystery of Golgotha and from the impulses which led a part
    • there only for decorative effect. There is no knowledge
    • of life no longer filled with its own true inwardness. We enter
    • was not a long way from this to the path which led to the
    • commonplace, with which people are filled and which they can
    • there was intermingled — in a somewhat frigid and
    • with a profound knowledge of Gothic art, yet far removed in
    • filled with a warm sense of gratitude towards all those who
    • still unfulfilled, and it would sound like foolish boasting if
    • building was there. It revealed even in its outward forms the
    • impulses which inspired us three years ago, we can only pledge
    • were not repressed by the so- called brutal culture of the
    • fight through from knowledge to contemplation — to the
    • so-called philosophy naturally allows such spirits only a
    • which, however, I am enabled to impart for the first time
    • foundation-stone, at a time when we were filled with our
  • Title: Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture I
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    • Society at Jena by a very important Botanist of the day called
    • lead to knowledge, has, as its aim, the unifying element, namely
    • resembled a plant, but no existing plant, to be seen or
    • idea had no significance for external, so-called objective nature.
    • revealed to him by Goethe. From that moment we see Schiller's ever
    • towards what is called knowledge as it is with different painters,
    • to knowledge, you will see that Goethe does not select a single
    • comprehensive panorama, in which all views are revealed in their
    • knowledge — we merely describe them
    • disturb it, since that would have killed it. But a Hawk had come
    • near, the Canary fled from it and flew up against the Lily and was
    • killed. And so the Beautiful Lily was reduced to complete spiritual
    • calm his longing by embracing the Lily and thereby he is killed.
    • Youth is filled with the feeling of the soul, which expresses
    • will act reasonably from force of habit, for then reason has led
    • him down to the senses and the senses led him up again to reason.
    • of the senses: but through every sense organ there is revealed to
    • wonderfully his psychology is revealed in it. We see in the
    • 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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  • Title: Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture II
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    • idea-conception and as if he who, as it were, feels himself called
    • 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
    • reaches ever higher knowledge by developing himself, and what he
    • the ideal of a certain knowledge-perfection, the object of his
    • aspiration. The principle contained in this was always called the
    • knowledge, and thereby attaining deeper insight into the nature of
    • one may say, on this principle of development towards knowledge, this
    • knowledge, so that he could say about a thing, I want it or I
    • in human soul-life, in his last book called
    • 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
    • ideas has always been called the ‘purification’ of the
    • or, as one might also say, on the way to higher knowledge.
    • speak of purification or catharsis, as it was called in the old
    • our feelings, and which therefore lead to inner knowledge, and
    • feelings is called in all esoteric doctrine
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  • Title: Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture III
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    • It was in August, 1831, that Goethe sealed up a packet and
    • testamentary directions for the editing of this sealed-up treasure.
    • from the beginning of 1770 that he had what may be called the Faust
    • 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
    • who to a certain degree, had become unshackled and who had a very
    • seen as a man doubting all knowledge, he now comes before us as one
    • outer science looked at life. Certainly he had troubled himself
    • that an outer knowledge could give him, in many ways a mere jumble
    • Goethe met in the different branches of knowledge of the High
    • 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
    • growth of the earth: ‘From chaos to that which is called the
    • unsatisfied pursuit of knowledge, seeking for the deepest
    • centuries, when studious lives were led, we find a great
    • to unite the knowledge of what the times offered them with what
    • the lowest step they studied what they called physical knowledge,
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    • knowledge — the outer influences on one who has dim ideas of
    • Goethe can point — from personal knowledge — to
    • beings. We find him withdrawn from all physical vision, veiled in
    • called it ‘Ahura Mazdao,’ ‘The great
    • revealed. No more shall the False Teacher destroy the world —
    • will suffer misery when the Earth-Cycle is fulfilled!’
    •  While foam and spray in air are whirled and driven.
    • and mummery. But we are soon led out of the world which lies before
    • why this is if we look at what are sometimes called the
    • resound with what we have called in the spiritual sense, the music
    • Because he said what those who had some knowledge of the spiritual
    • of the supernatural world, which you find called the
    • life, but many. Goethe shows with the certainty of knowledge that
    • ‘soul’ around the spirit, and often called by us the
    • an astral figure, which cannot stay still, compelled to
    • has not yet scaled the necessary step which makes him capable of
    • in his higher state of consciousness is led to the great powers in
    • history, we see these powers of history arise and being led into
    •  From this exceeding height thou saw'st unfurled
    • incident it is revealed that his egoism has not completely
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  • Title: World History: Lecture I: Evolution of the Soul and of Memory
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    • respect of knowledge, it is imagined that in ancient times
    • actual sphere of knowledge, it is generally held that the
    • not filled with thoughts and ideas. The present-day man thinks
    • works in me. Even when a rude person called some one's
    • and more powerful than the abstract knowledge of the greatest
    • have not the faintest knowledge of the deeper basis of this
    • the perception was as it were piled up in repetition, so as to
    • prevailed, the time when man had no memory at all of what he
    • rise of Greece. For that which may be called the
    • that rhythm which once filled the whole of Asia with majestic
    • experience. Yet it was not he who recalled it to himself; the
    • memorial, the very Earth, recalled it to him. As the head is
    • surrounded by memorials which recalled to them what they had
    • derived from knowledge of the human soul.
  • Title: World History: Lecture II: Mysteries of 'Asia'
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    • conditions of mind and soul that prevailed during the
    • evolution (we are now speaking of what may rightly be called
    • anthroposophical knowledge — the ancient Oriental had
    • soul-nature. Such was the knowledge the Oriental of old had,
    • knowledge of any heaven at all!
    • that such conquest was willed of the Gods. The longing for
    • 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
    • humanity, and led to what we know as the Trojan War. The Greeks
    • death. And this led to that great conflict between the Greeks
  • Title: World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
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    • human evolution the so-called Atlantean catastrophe which
    • and his etheric body ‘I.’ He called ‘I’ only his soul and
    • a certain town in Asia Minor — it is called
    • [Called Erech in the Bible
    • Epic is called Erech, dissensions arose in the city. At first
    • city. Then there appeared, because destiny had led him thither,
    • which Earth-humanity led for a period, as you will find
    • great deal of the knowledge that came from that sojourn in the
    • became so difficult that the priests of the Mysteries appealed
    • attached himself to Gilgamesh and who is called Eabani in the
    • preserved also in great measure the living knowledge that was
    • wisdom ruled among men.
    • true knowledge of the Moon, gains knowledge too of the
    • personality who is called Gilgamesh in the Epic had, however,
    • speaking, it was a matter of clear and exact knowledge to man
    • knowledge in this way by making a journey over the human being,
    • their knowledge. Men went about the Earth in order to receive
    • what was revealed in its manifold configurations, in all that
    • High Priest of the Mystery is called
    • judge and appraise the faculty of knowledge that Gilgamesh
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  • Title: World History: Lecture IV: Atlantean Wisdom in the Mysteries of Hibernia, Gilgamish and Eabani at Ephesus, Logos Mysteries of Artemis at Ephesus
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    • called Gilgamesh in the famous Epic and the other Eabani. I
    • have told you how the personality who is concealed behind the
    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres.
    • But all the knowledge a man can have in the present-day
    • knowledge. And so once more they came to a great moment when
    • they were eventually to reach, the pupils were led (and here I
    • Mysteries) — they were led into a kind of sanctuary where
    • present-day prosaic life were led before the statue, he would
    • left the place, and was only led back there again when all the
    • filled with Imaginations. And these Imaginations were pictures
    • the Earth. Thus was the pupil led to perceive Reality, in the
    • enabled the pupil to receive a new insight. He was able to say
    • pupil was led, not before two statues, but before one, —
    • new knowledge. First of all, the real nature of human
    • He was led to experience what happens with that which, through
    • considering such a personality as is concealed behind the name
    • of Gilgamesh, you must remember how he led his life in the
    • the conscious knowledge of living in the elements.
    • the Fire element ruled.
    • abstract knowledge, categories, and to push back the other.
  • Title: World History: Lecture V: Mysteries of the East, West, and of Ephesus
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    • connection of the human being with the macrocosm was revealed
    • was possible, because through the knowledge that was given in
    • Beings of Intelligence in the planetary processes, he was led
    • and tremendous knowledge and vision that came to them. Quite
    • must know that even in the so-called Akashic Records, it is by
    • that is coupled with a name which from one point of view we
    • 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
    • thoughts. When he comes to Egypt, to Memphis, he is hailed as a
    • Knowledge of Nature in Asia, even as far as India. His early
    • Knowledge of Nature that he had received from Aristotle,
    • the last of the Greek philosophers fled away to the academy of
    • up sacrifices and perform certain exercises that enabled him so
  • Title: World History: Lecture VI: Mysteries of the Ancient Near East Enter Europe
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    • [Flavius Claudius Julianus, called the Apostate
    • no longer the force of knowledge. And what is more, he belongs
    • evolution. The Gods willed this or that, and this or that came
    • inspired from the Gods. Gods willed: men carried it into
    • After the time of cosmic memory came what I have called the
    • any knowledge of a living connection with the spiritual world.
    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres.
    • Hibernia the event was fulfilled in a symbol, in a picture, at
    • the same time that it was fulfilled in actual fact in
    • very time when the Mystery of Golgotha was fulfilled, a living
    • 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
    • what was once exercise, work, active power into abstract knowledge,
    • 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
  • Title: World History: Lecture VII: The Fifteenth Century and the Transition from Mind-Soul to Spiritual-Soul
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    • 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
    • results in a darkening of knowledge. The important thing
    • knowledge of man on the foundation of historical insight, is
    • they gone but a little way in initiation knowledge, it followed
    • knowledge of the human being, — then we cannot possibly
    • are tossed and jumbled together to form a mere accumulation
    • all this men have to-day simply no knowledge at all. They
    • bees the cells of wax that will be filled with honey.
    • only there the hollow space is filled up; they are shaped like
    • the while without any real knowledge of them whatsoever; he has
    • anything about its own constitution. The so-called normal
    • process of Nature. If you have what is called a normal healthy
    • knowledge of the human being has died right away. And now
    • a knowledge of the human being. Such knowledge will be
    • understanding of health and disease, and if the knowledge of
  • Title: World History: Lecture VIII: The Burning of the Ephesian Temple and the Goetheanum
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    • in Nature on Earth, and led from these up to the spiritual
    • in the following manner: Human knowledge, human wisdom has a
    • of strange and unparalleled events, when we see it written with
    • led up to the time of Ephesus, we find that the more advanced
    • a world filled with the jealousy of certain kinds of Gods. Ever
    • soul-atmosphere of the world was filled with the effects of
    • Into this atmosphere, filled with the Jealousy of the Gods,
    • cloud-filled atmosphere we behold streaming down the warm and
    • — In the Mysteries, they said, human knowledge, human
    • over in Palestine. Men had knowledge of it not through physical
    • man of later times gradually lost all knowledge of how his
    • to you in these lectures, and the statue called to him in the
    • enfeebled form it could still continue to work.
    • Tongues of flame, dark blue and reddish yellow, curled their
    • metal instruments concealed in the Goetheanum; the gigantic sea
    • with Him, we thought to attain to knowledge, even as once in
    • to-day, the pupils of Ephesus attained to knowledge in Diana of
    • a few who have pledged themselves, after the dissolution
    • souls into the right attitude for this gathering when we pledge
    • that yet remains to us, if we take to-day a solemn pledge, each
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  • Title: World History: Lecture IX: World History in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • beings have resulted in knowledge calling for great
    • as Egos and astral bodies, and the pictures that are revealed
    • with what I have called the seed of great and essential
    • and unbridled emotions without the guiding power of ideas would
    • will be created a living centre of spiritual knowledge.
    • must leave this Meeting, which has led to the Founding of the
    • vigorous, light-filled Anthroposophical Society will come into
    • will hold sway over what is willed from here. Follow this good
  • Title: Purpose of the Goetheanum and Anthroposophy
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    • anthroposophical knowledge and conception of the world with
    • “Goetheanum,” because they failed to consider the
    • what may now be called Goethean, he will not find what gave
    • up actively his impulse-filled suggestions, and tries to gain
    • this Goetheanum was first called “Johannesbau” by
    • affected by the two dove-tailed dome-structures, by the strange
    • start with, Anthroposophy claims to be a knowledge of the
    • purposes to be a serious knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • to be knowledge of the spiritual world is regarded somewhat
    • on the other hand, knowledge of the spiritual is declined, by
    • barriers to man's knowledge, that with regard to the spirit man
    • they also correspond to concepts of knowledge which humanity
    • What is won in this way cannot really be called the possession
    • 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
    • attain from a higher standpoint knowledge about sense-reality
    • now the great question concerning a knowledge of spirit may be
    • second waking a knowledge about the sense-world, just as from
    • the sense-world comes knowledge about the dream?
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    • This lecture is the second of fifteen lectures in the series entitled,
    • This lecture is the second of fifteen lectures in the series entitled,
    • you were compelled to add one thought to another just as in
    • epoch of time. We are, us it were, compelled to identify ourselves
    • individual Gods, — the Christians called them Angels —
    • prevailed throughout the middle ages. The Roman consciousness
    • revealed in the course of what actually happens, that one can do
    • usually called the “maximum of human happiness.”
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    • in 1915. The lecture series containing this lecture is entitled,
    • in 1915. The lecture series containing this lecture is entitled,
    • the so-called nothingness of the physical world.
    • initiation gives us concerning man's so-called evolution
    • have also called attention to how in more ancient times, when
    • manes knowledge proceeded more from his participation in the
    • macrocosm, but by gaining accurate knowledge of how the
    • knowledge of spiritual science.
    • 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
    • real, essential truth in admiring this so-called literary
    • we must calmly and courageously acknowledge what is thus
    • clairvoyant knowledge. Then we have to say: As the world in
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    • series entitled,
    • series entitled,
    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • acquiring knowledge, not with the help of the instrument of
    • knowledge, because we must always employ the instrument of
    • ‘Knowledge of the Higher Worlds’:
    • spiritual world, we are really led into a threefold
    • connected with the evolution of the so-called Lotus-flowers.
    • 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
    • what is called stomach-clairvoyance.
    • ‘Knowledge of the Higher Worlds’
    • Hence knowledge must precede vision, and this is what is so
    • opposite is the case in what we have called:
    • slips into it ... Our thoughts are filled in this way with
    • raising thought to this height was then fulfilled. The next
    • living at a time when man is called to do this: to perceive
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    • Switzerland. The lecture series is entitled,
    • Switzerland. The lecture series is entitled,
    • to full spiritual knowledge and experience were always
    • to foolhardiness — that is, unbridled activity in the
    • objective world? It is what may be called interest or
    • preaching of morals. Our inner powers are also called forth
    • anthroposophical knowledge; while from materialistic
    • knowledge comes something which in a radical manner must be
    • by Plato and Aristotle, was called wisdom. But people looked
    • what is called sensuous passion. As people were gathered
    • investigate them, to make the knowledge of them our own. In
    • consider it the knowledge it imparts in such a way that we
    • Plato called the ideal of “wisdom”. He named it
    • important it is to be filled with the moral element of truth
    • was still instinctive. Plato and Aristotle called it the
    • fulfilled. But here also there is a limit. If a man only used
    • so-called lowering system of cure, that is, the other
    • is filled with anthroposophical thoughts than it will be in a
    • called materialistic, but is exactly the reverse.
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    • for his knowledge of the world and of man. But he is really
    • He had traveled in Italy and representations of important Roman
    • happiness these years of his boyhood and childhood that led to
    • become entangled in varied situations through which he
    • was kindled in the boyish soul a certain aspiration for what
    • university, he came into circles that had never failed to
    • for aesthetics, was slightly disillusioned when he first called
    • was a little chilled. But he was still more chilled by the fact
    • and of the human realm, but all this knowledge was condensed
    • looked deeply into what can be cognized and what can be willed
    • must not be imagined that, in Strassburg, Goethe simply trifled
    • called the first version of this drama, if we choose so to
    • reflect the dramatic art as revealed to him through the reading
    • book sealed with seven seals, into his own present world. Of
    • style was one that made him blend with life as it revealed
    • constituted a profound trait of the soul life in the so-called
    • sure, led to a marked sentimentality in experience.
    • figure of Werther he concealed to such a degree as to come near
    • ridiculed with immense humor. Then in Pater Brey we see
    • ridiculed but objectively presented with much humor. Here
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    • he lived to an advanced age. What enabled him to live so long?
    • body that is in a sense filled with occult knowledge, and in
    • must, but obviously would, have led to a permanent life union.
    • have led to quite definite events in life. So he withdraws from
    • circumstances that for anyone else it would have led to
    • of much that confirms its truth. Consider the knowledge
    • called from Frankfurt to Weimar. What does this signify in his
    • Weimar called him to make him a minister in Weimar. As I have
    • earlier age, when he had rebelled against them. It is peculiar
    • your attention is called directly to his karma, about which we
    • Now, a certain condition of consciousness, even though dulled,
    • this in mind, we are led to consider an especially profound and
    • return he tackled the problem of the theory of colors,
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    • one function. The so-called motor nerves are distinguished from
    • the so-called sensory only to the extent that the sensory
    • called your attention to the fact that the air that you hold
    • when we permeate ourselves with the knowledge that what we call
    • interpret their experiences with so-called dogs, apes, horses,
    • associated with the so-called instinctual behavior in animals.
    • may be resembled in its results by such a peculiar weaving
    • instilled in things, and when one thinks of an animal as part
    • wisdom-filled tasks as he can. It is, however, a different kind
    • concealed from us in normal life because it is only while we
    • destined to enter a life of scholarship and knowledge
    • concealed than in Goethe's time, but it nevertheless is
    • terminologies and systems of words that we are compelled to
    • person now grows into his knowledge so that he sees more than
    • who are enrolled in courses according to what they experience
    • concealed mysteriously in his Faust. Countless persons
    • consciously than other men into the surrounding wisdom-filled
    • park. The people of Görlitz, as we were often told, called
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    • comparison with those that prevailed in earlier periods of the
    • with what was willed by beings who guide life from regions
    • time, I called your attention to the fact that what constitutes
    • (calling) as something toward which a person is called by his
    • which a person is called by the world's objective course of
    • this. It will often be compelled to set forth as something
    • what is often belittled as the prosaic part of life, we must
    • develop that the so-called men of letters, the journalists and
    • that I have called your attention to certain individuals who
    • knowledge of the spiritual forces that can be discovered by
    • knowledge as it is striven for in the spiritual scientific
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    • other words, what is called the vocation of an individual must
    • unparalleled when compared to the total scope of life in other
    • dominated by what is called public opinion, which a philosopher
    • come to pass in spite of so-called public opinion and its hero
    • Official positions are often filled by Ahriman-Mephistopheles
    • scientific school says, would have led her life astray if she
    • had surrendered to it and if it had been fulfilled. Under the
    • to have been content in what he felt, thought, and willed from
    • sediment. A theologian recently called it somewhat coarsely —
    • right way with the knowledge that human life proceeds through
    • strengthened and thereby enabled to gain its true form between
    • at the bottom in the psychoanalytic way is utterly misled. He
    • So-called psychoanalysis makes possible investigations in the
    • who thought it out had much knowledge of life. The father said,
    • he is compelled to transform what has been forced upon him by
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    • quite unsparing in testing ourselves and our self-knowledge,
    • how this compelled him to take the theological training in the
    • is that at the very beginning attention is called to the fact
    • karma willed otherwise. Relatively early in his life he chose a
    • intellect schooled in the mechanistic-materialistic concepts of
    • so-called number,
    • times in which people depended on a kind of knowledge that
    • of his stories, a collection of which is entitled
    • is killed. This is an impressive karmic question — not
    • fulfilled swiftly and precipitously. To be sure, such an event
    • morning. In the afternoon the secretary called on the actress
    • realistically how he is finally led to commit suicide.
    • the convict called out. This terrified terrified him
    • weeks. Finally, in a conversation one day it was revealed that
    • is the plot of the story, which is called
    • as possible from human beings. I have called your attention to
    • have been used to keep this knowledge, which is fostered within
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    • Because of his karma he or she is impelled to a certain
    • Jupiter, Venus, and Vulcan. What may be called an understanding
    • of vocation, a knowledge of the significance of the immediate
    • called your attention to a significant fact that may, in a
    • reality, it will be compelled to do so. This is the period,
    • believes along with others that he would be impelled to enter
    • epoch, a knowledge of the corresponding laws must gradually
    • called your attention to the peculiarity of our times. Many
    • 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
    • called your attention to the fact that there are occult
    • brotherhoods that possess a knowledge of these things based on
    • dangerous for those who want to fish in troubled waters, who
    • desire to keep their esoteric knowledge to themselves, applying
    • certain part of this knowledge, but it is soon to be made
    • containing the laws governing the world. Much is concealed
    • ruled since ............................ 1913
    • little more concealed than those I have given. Moreover,
    • what is concealed behind these things and many have been taken
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    • succeed, however, and was compelled to provide further
    • the son had struggled through his medical and philosophical
    • which he had a good deal of knowledge from his student days. On
    • letters. It was later revealed that the very same night he had
    • have here as long as I am compelled to obtain the support of my
    • principles and perfected the knowledge of mechanics. It was
    • of Jupiter, which led to their representing them at this
    • that much knowledge is lacking in what many think. They
    • previous occasion I called your attention to the fact that the
    • especially impelled to reflect on how offspring may be produced
    • fooled simply because they refuse to learn anything. All they
    • so-called favorable conditions, they will not be able to
    • book in which this view is approved is entitled
    • novel, which is called
    • evening. I read one poster that called for a meeting in favor
    • Disabled people stood to the right and left on the streets, yet
    • streets. I closed my eyes. The thundering noise rumbled through
    • Perhaps this is why the effect of scientific knowledge on me
    • had attained as knowledge. In my case it was quite different;
    • relates how he fell into bad company, led another into bad
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    • declare that this knowledge of the spiritual hierarchies and
    • than an angel. For example, what is called God in modern
    • Romans because we are controlled by a different time spirit,
    • of the individual, we shall readily acknowledge that it is a
    • concealed egoism that makes people wish to ascend directly to
    • bottom of this lies a certain concealed egoism but people will
    • called humility, was bound to bring on materialism. When we
    • ascend to a knowledge of the spiritual world and hopes to find
    • God and that is to acknowledge the spiritual hierarchies. We
    • luciferic angel, it is a confusion in belief, in acknowledgment
    • considerations that revealed the Mystery of Golgotha in its
    • or other is a member of one of the societies that are called by
    • miseducated persons who have been spoiled by certain occult
    • seriously even by those who belong to so-called occult
    • uttered in the right way what was ordinarily called the Word,
    • thoughts if they were filled with Him, that Being who could
    • a belief means to establish what may be called negative
    • wants always to be filled with something; that something empty
    • concealed within the steam engine what had been learned in the
    • Christ. For a time humanity has been led away from the Christ.
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    • what may be called a luciferic temptation, a seduction. We have
    • Testament. In the so-called “Fall of Man,” the image of Lucifer
    • ancient knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • different was concealed behind it. If we wish to know what was
    • really concealed behind this spirit form, we must realize that
    • revered what was revealed to them through it. But during the
    • have shown you, what is called the eighth sphere was introduced
    • enough not to be led out into the universe. Since all things
    • to their opposite. Blavatsky was misled by certain beings who
    • advance materialism work even through what was called
    • This occurs in a decisive way in what I have called in the
    • we call our knowledge into our consciousness in such a way
    • that, as our souls are filled with ideas of the spiritual
    • 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,
    • had a play of his staged which is entitled
    • things: instead of being led to Christianity — for which
    • real beginning — we are again led back to an individual
    • since the knowledge of these people extends far beyond what is
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    • nine lectures in the lecture series entitled,
    • Science, Knowledge and Human Evolution
    • the wise men of Greece called the universal good of the
    • nature there was united what was of a soul nature called by
    • prepared as the were by their knowledge of this Mystery of
    • perception of Rome, has it happened that knowledge of the
    • the development of Christianity (as it is called) a veil was
    • 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
    • concealed, however, when the world is spoken of as consisting
    • thus concealed is the answer to the question: what then
    • through which man, in ancient times, saw in a veiled way, the
    • and also Christ in the cosmos were revealed to man before the
    • 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
    • there substance is assembled again out of the cosmos and the
    • a blind alley, and has led to the present human catastrophe.
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    • nine lectures in the lecture series entitled,
    • Science, Knowledge and Human Evolution
    • revealed what is stored up in you karmically for your next
    • This is connected with the old Mystery-Knowledge.
    • of consciousness have become more less veiled since the
    • other knowledge we have of threefold man. This crossing takes
    • aesthetics, into all manner of dabbling with so-called art.
    • truths.) The other people have not troubled themselves about
    • no inner knowledge of the kingdoms of the minerals, the
    • this or that filed or planed, and things of that kind:
    • knowledge in this way about a certain personality who in the
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    • nine lectures in the lecture series entitled,
    • Science, Knowledge and Human Evolution
    • arise in man to which by the means today called scientific
    • to be filled by the sun, he would find in this space red hot
    • considers to be filled by the sun, he would find in this
    • knowledge today, the world outlook today is ignorant of what
    • in our skull is filled with brain substance here nothing is
    • continue in this way the orange here would have to be called
    • behind there is what is called soul-light (yellow in diagram
    • was describing only a few days ago as the aura revealed when
    • alone you would not see them with your eyes; they are filled
    • is burnt is only what might be called the mineral enclosure.
    • and feet; and their thoughts are filled out with blood and
    • intermingled with one another live the cosmic thoughts of the
    • visible to me by being filled out with the cosmic thoughts of
    • dissolution of what is commonly called the physical world.
    • intermingled thoughts, and I beg you to imagine that finely
    • a so-called higher self. When we simply rant about a higher
    • cosmos; in the time of the Roman empire all knowledge of him
    • them, but is called upon to create facts either catastrophic
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    • one hand, and, on the other, was pledged to sell them again
    • tape — what it requires, is the practical knowledge of
    • and three times that number disabled for life! How much
    • that, when it has fulfilled certain functions, it should show
    • one considers them carefully, one is led to a fruitful
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    • time at one of these very study-evenings, and called
    • last time, how certain proposed plans had failed, and how we
    • ones to be settled; but that these also must be settled on
    • should be boiled down into a general mess, and drained off
    • propaganda: namely, the recognition, that in the so-called
    • party forms, of the socalled Independent Socialists. If these
    • confidence, for they have trifled this confidence away; but,
    • is not to import the old so-called practical men into our
    • 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
    • to be lulled away from life in this manner for the space of a
    • profession. These are things which were all settled long ago
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    • penetrating and profound knowledge about the two problems.
    • upon which the source of his findings is revealed to him. For
    • the usual processes of knowledge. He therefore has to give an
    • questions of human self-knowledge.
    • today, questions that concern human self-knowledge above all,
    • 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
    • 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
    • detailed information about these matters can be found, I have
    • called the first stage that the soul reaches in investigating
    • the spiritual world, imaginative knowledge.
    • do we acquire this imaginative knowledge? Mainly by applying
    • ourselves to it. In my writings I have called this
    • from a book of this so-called learned gentleman. This book has
    • called imagination, is our ordinary fantasy. Our higher
    • imaginative knowledge is by no means satisfied with this world
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    • Goethe's observation of human beings and of humanity led
    • 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
    • whole of humanity is now embroiled, a number of people
    • earlier centuries which prevailed in the relations of the
    • lectures to his detailed description of history, we cannot help
    • politicians but through those who tilled the land and tended
    • necessary knowledge, which is quite easy to do in this subject,
    • What does he find? He looks for it in the so called
    • knowledge, the same kind of knowledge, the same kind of
    • method of looking at history what had led to sure results in
    • which tend toward decay, which led to the fall of the Roman
    • bearing the future if we use only the form of knowledge that
    • unconscious comes to be revealed.
    • we call history today. They sought their knowledge in myths,
    • difficult for someone who is called to be an individuality, an
    • have previously described this as imaginative knowledge,
    • inspired knowledge and intuitive knowledge. — This
    • normally only dreams and sleeps through, can only be called
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    • knowledge remains unsatisfied and we are left with the feeling
    • knowledge from a particularly human viewpoint, that is, he was
    • detailed description of how the thinking is handled in my book,
    • Knowledge of Higher Worlds and also in the second part
    • become more skilled, our hands become more alive so that we not
    • Grillparzer, as far as his capacity enabled him, took the same
    • was the same both times he played, enabled him to find the same
    • something about it called it the approach to the gate of death.
    • following the exercises described in my book Knowledge of
    • we know that however filled with ideals we are, the will
    • life is filled with the remains of the motives of our will, our
    • investigation of the spiritual world we can acquire knowledge
    • soul attaining real knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • take in knowledge of this spiritual world and appreciate the
    • knowledge can be widened to include the spiritual world, and
    • quite rightly emphasized that the approach to knowledge which
    • has led science to its great successes does not lead us beyond
    • knowledge that can comprehend the outer world of the senses.
    • knowledge which have brought success to natural science.
    • our knowledge does not remain purely passive (though in this
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    • limits by natural science, up to what can be called the
    • soul for a knowledge of the eternal through such logical
    • Thus Anthroposophy recognizes the limits set to our knowledge
    • cannot give them. They turn to what is called mysticism or
    • 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
    • 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
    • stands beside him with the ordinary power of knowledge,
    • anthroposophical knowledge is described. And then, when in this
    • uses the physical instrument; Anthroposophy acknowledges this
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    • acquiring knowledge. The science of spirit must absorb this and
    • such hopes for a while, and this progress led to the
    • led. Anyone having studied the achievements of physics and
    • chemistry during the past decades can only be filled with
    • can only be filled with admiration for the wonderful work
    • so-called dream consciousness, in which pictures rise
    • day consciousness to — as I have called it in my book,
    • now saying in outline in my book Knowledge of Higher Worlds
    • destiny led me to immerse myself in it and to take from it what
    • rest, its activity is stilled, so that the life of the soul
    • in the same controlled way, but have to let it go, just as we
    • that later can be recalled out of this by our memory. But when
    • ourselves in trying to remember an image. Images are recalled
    • ourselves. What is it that perceives? It is what Goethe called
    • that the eye or the ear of the spirit, as Goethe called it,
    • This kind of assumption led Immanuel Hermann Fichte (1797-1879)
    • contained within it a picture of the body which they called a
    • henceforth be called `body' which neither persists nor is a
    • be led beyond the condition it has in our normal consciousness.
    • use of the eye of the spirit, as I called it earlier, in the
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    • It is the 40th of 88 such introductory words in the series entitled,
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    • at Dornach in November of 1919, in the lecture series entitled,
    • at Dornach in November of 1919, in the lecture series entitled,
    • external knowledge, their external cognition, will become
    • the production of a higher knowledge, through the very effort
    • in more detail in those lectures which I have called
    • 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
    • modified, because the Greeks were inwardly filled with this
    • West has all trickled over from the East, from Asia. The East
    • had only with difficulty struggled to acquire an appreciation
    • Lenin transported in a sealed wagon, through Germany to
    • the so-called civilisation of Rome in the 1st and 2nd
    • course — of our so-called followers into its opposite
    • How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • somewhat as follows: whoever wishes to attain true knowledge
    • according to the facts. To-day a man is called practical who
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    • It is the first of five lectures, from the above series, entitled,
    • series is entitled,
    • It is the first of five lectures, from the above series, entitled,
    • What appears to us as the Earth filled with
    • revealed cells in an earlier Cosmic age; and the Ahrimanic
    • beings are those as such, ought not to have revealed
    • Luciferic beings are those who rebelled in a sense against
    • did not evolve so far, because they rebelled against fully
    • rolled up together within it, as it were — are the
    • confusion. In the East the people are more ruled inwardly by
    • knowledge of Spiritual Science. We must assimilate these
    • Spiritual knowledge, simply means the mechanising of the
    • different creeds, have been crippled in various directions,
    • crippled on the one side and reduced to a merely abstract
    • today — Geology is not knowledge of the Earth; that
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • Knowledge.
    • 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
    • acknowledged in public. In addition, however, he informed me
    • 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
    • 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
    • evolution, and as body, filled with physical forces, is
    • of the spiritual knowledge gleaned from our literature we ask
    • there arose, in man's subconscious, knowledge, feelings, will
    • spiritual knowledge today because the spirits no longer work
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    • 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
    • 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
    • century which led them to do so. Such professors as William
    • their human frailties. If in external life we are compelled
    • 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
    • evolution and as a body, filled with the forces which
    • this reason instinctive knowledge, perceptions, impulses of
    • spiritual knowledge, because the spirits are no longer
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    • Knowledge.
    • Greek can be called (although the expression is naturally
    • possessed may be called a land, or territorial
    • mechanical concept of space, to be ensouled by something
    • since the beginning of what is called the modern historical
    • Occult Science a considerable amount of knowledge gained
    • abstract idea of the journey. The travellers' inner knowledge
    • knowledge in the course of his life, and especially in the
    • he concealed in his third tenet -but no account is ever taken
    • there is the so-called Beseel correction, and it is applied
    • Humanity has been lulled to sleep by the Copernican
    • inner experience. Human consciousness is dulled and in the
    • would have enabled him to absorb what people ordinarily begin
    • Children and grown up people are quite satisfied to be lulled
    • will emerge quite naturally as a result of the knowledge
    • I have called
    • can no longer today be satisfied with pedagogics modelled as
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    • series entitled,
    • from the gravity of this knowledge and who finally put an end
    • fulfilled, then the words of Christ will live in the
    • lose sight of the importance of knowledge of the being of
    • religious tradition this knowledge simply does not exist.
    • real knowledge of man's being which scares the great majority
    • hood-winked mankind so far as striving for real knowledge is
    • inherent laziness. He must be led to believe that it is not
    • for knowledge which alone can promote the earthly evolution
    • development, has been stifled and suppressed for many long
    • 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
    • Knowledge of
    • the Divine-Spiritual which transcends matter must be kindled
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    • series entitled,
    • these trends have prevailed, artistic perceptions, artistic
    • which meet us in what is called expressionism get near this
    • all the time being killed by a higher kind of life. It is the
    • being killed, overcome, by this human life, this human soul.
    • does not come to expression in the human being but is killed
    • all-embracing perception nature has been unveiled, Goethe's
    • even killed, by a higher life.
    • may be called the typical man; but this group represents the
    • soul but the one that is killed before it leaves the soul,
    • become reconciled. It becomes necessary to atone artistically
    • the parts which nature killed by making them into a whole.
    • where it is killed by a higher life. What have they not
    • revealed. When put into words this sounds rather trite but
    • recognise that a design might be called the work of colour
    • and red for it is not in their nature to be led in that way
    • there it is killed by the human soul, by the life of the
    • may be called aesthetic synthesis, a tendency to synthesize
    • killed but maltreated beforehand. This deadening process
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    • series entitled,
    • Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
    • the impulses inherent in super-sensible knowledge.
    • spiritual world with knowledge. Nevertheless, many people
    • the striving for super-sensible knowledge proceeds by true
    • soul lives only in immediately present impressions, unmingled
    • tendency in so-called theosophical, mystical striving, to
    • 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.
    • super-sensible knowledge are related particularly with this
    • super-sensible knowledge operates in a very particular way. An
    • contains a human being. Supersensible knowledge, however,
    • feeling for what lives in speech and is revealed in the
    • super-sensible knowledge, only in different clothing.And it is
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
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    • 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
    • under a delusion. Times will come when knowledge, and knowledge alone
    • 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
    • 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
    • of forces that we take into our being in our life of knowledge and cognition.
    • in the way of knowledge accumulates for the purpose of transforming
    • of the knowledge we apply in order to grasp the external world. The
    • forces of knowledge we apply in order to grasp and comprehend the external
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    • to full spiritual knowledge and experience were always
    • to foolhardiness — that is, unbridled activity in the
    • objective world? It is what may be called interest or
    • preaching of morals. Our inner powers are also called forth
    • anthroposophical knowledge; while from materialistic
    • knowledge comes something which in a radical manner must be
    • by Plato and Aristotle, was called wisdom. But people looked
    • what is called sensuous passion. As people were gathered
    • investigate them, to make the knowledge of them our own. In
    • consider it the knowledge it imparts in such a way that we
    • Plato called the ideal of “wisdom”. He named it
    • important it is to be filled with the moral element of truth
    • was still instinctive. Plato and Aristotle called it the
    • fulfilled. But here also there is a limit. If a man only used
    • so-called lowering system of cure, that is, the other
    • is filled with anthroposophical thoughts than it will be in a
    • called materialistic, but is exactly the reverse.
    • 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
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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
    • the most varied points of view, we are compelled to elucidate
    • the human beings of that time possessed faculties which enabled
    • called forth in man the consciousness that in the region above
    • beings and revealed themselves in such a way that the earth man
    • beings, what may be called primeval wisdom. Within these
    • beings, an infinite amount of knowledge was contained which
    • little. Everything that was kindled in them as perception, as
    • 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
    • followed — to have any knowledge of the wisdom of birth
    • old skin, it is compelled to replace it by a new one. The
    • mankind through this revealed divine wisdom, not even in the
    • to acquire this knowledge in an outward manner. However, it is
    • mere outward knowledge. Today we do not know at all how
    • these remnants enabled them to look back to the Mystery of
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    • requisite preliminary knowledge. Other opinions will be in
    • such a being is called in oriental wisdom an
    • itself and one called an Avatar: namely, that an Avatar-being
    • individuality who was compelled to condescend, as it
    • of course be compelled to learn the language of this tribe; but
    • ego as an impulse, as it was kindled in the astral body when
    • actually something like a direct knowledge
    • etheric body, and who could thereby have a direct knowledge of
    • direct knowledge, built upon such an important foundation as
    • invested what was for him direct knowledge with a
    • development by no means equalled what their astral body
    • conscious ego, but are nevertheless compelled to have the
    • of the human being is solved for us by means of just such knowledge.
    • manner that enabled one to feel all that lay in the words :
    • 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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    • 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
    • immodesty if one really wants to ascend to true knowledge of
    • confused with what today is often called clairvoyance, which of
    • manner you are finally led to remember. You live in an entirely
    • This is real self-knowledge, real, concrete
    • self-knowledge, which in fact occurs initially out of the
    • knowledge, of an increased memory that is not just more memory
    • — has wonderfully modeled our first — I want to say
    • super-sensible knowledge that can be acquired in order to feel
    • self-knowledge of the earthly human being. The higher level
    • of the soul the objective spiritual world is revealed.
    • and that was experienced as real self-knowledge. This he can
    • self-knowledge, the real self-knowledge, to the waking
    • There is now revealed nothing spiritual, but through the outer
    • silence of the soul there is revealed, in addition to the
    • be as though one had pulled oneself out of the dreams, out of
    • stage of spiritual knowledge by which we can climb to the
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • of knowledge; at times perhaps even charlatans helped to
    • wisdom and knowledge we require. What is needed is to present
    • justified in the nineteenth century, which kindled noble
    • in the twentieth century when other soul forces are called
    • knowledge. She recognized that modern human beings are always
    • possessing knowledge that reaches beyond everyday affairs to
    • 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
    • any so-called modern ideas. Just consider how rigid was the
    • 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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    • with knowledge provided by spiritual research we delve into
    • fables and myths, cosmic riddles that are unveiled and
    • containing naive views, are filled with primordial wisdom. A
    • called, according to the Hermetic axiom, the “world
    • intellect, is called the “world below,” and is an
    • does instinctively when faced with an ensouled being, the
    • 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
    • blood of different races is mingled. And finally, there is
    • ruled by its blood. When the significance of blood is
    • A knowledgeable
    • beings have the physical body in common with the so-called
    • something called the “principle of life” into
    • 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
    • the word “I” was called: “The unutterable
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • entitled, “The Origin of Evil”; and
    • suffering knowledge is born.” Two things are here
    • creation, where knowledge of good and evil is intimately
    • bleakest outlook caused by suffering, one filled with hope
    • inorganic nature, but we also know that it is called into
    • life by the so-called ether or life body. This ether body is
    • a vessel with water, part of which has cooled to below
    • substance which could well be called “living
    • between pain and suffering on the one hand, and knowledge and
    • ruled by a higher consciousness.
    • 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
    • former life led to external action are transformed into
    • 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
    • individuals called the “initiates.” In every age
    • outside. By then our present planet will have fulfilled its
    • look at the wisdom-filled bone structure, such as the upper
    • inhaled by human beings and animals, who in turn exhale
    • carbonic acid that would destroy the air were it not inhaled
    • entangled with what is personal.
    • ruled, as now a creative instinct of love. Thus, human beings
    • self-consciousness. The latter enabled them to put wisdom
    • mingled with love. Thinking and wisdom now became servants of
    • original source. Lucifer kindled human enthusiasm for the
    • in them the light of wisdom, albeit mingled with the black
    • regard to knowledge is demanded of the esoteric student.
    • with dark devils, the picture would be spoiled if the devils
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • spiritual worlds, but to make spiritual knowledge available
    • everyone. Knowledge of human nature and problems of education
    • through supersensible knowledge.
    • it was called the “inexpressible name of God —
    • the day arrives and the child stands before the door filled
    • spoiled in the child if it is burdened with too much that is
    • contain figures that can be pulled by strings and suggest
    • are stifled and much that is unhealthy in our modern society
    • knowledge of the human being the educator gains the insight
    • a theory, it is practical knowledge applicable to life. Its
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture V: Illness and Death
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    • of the knowledge that death puts an end to it. On the other
    • of how the external forces and substances are called to life,
    • someone with knowledge of natural remedies mentions the word
    • In regions where medicine is still based on occult knowledge,
    • they are from spiritual knowledge, can be dangerous! We have
    • Spiritual science is like the so-called poison which, when
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    • inner forces should be ennobled through religion, corresponds
    • lawgiver and prophet who led the Israelites out of Egypt.
    • 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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    • something about so-called spiritual or mental illness. The
    • first of all pass over into the condition called
    • life is separated from it. What is not yet ennobled detaches
    • ennobled parts of the astral and ether body, and perhaps part
    • startled that he grabbed a weapon.
    • human being can become what is called “demented”
    • to a variety of questions. This is called
    • so-called spiritual or mental illnesses, natural and
    • detailed research so that the counter-images applicable in
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IX: Wisdom and Health
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    • Knowledge of the spirit has always existed. It has been
    • the one least understood. Spiritual knowledge guides the
    • fulfilled from one day to the next.
    • which fostered spiritual knowledge. In the region where
    • insight with knowledge of matter. When spiritual knowledge is
    • 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
    • recast within human beings, must become color-filled,
    • light-filled, sound-filled imagination; then they attain
    • attained through experiments; knowledge is transformed into
    • however, go further; he will transform such knowledge into
    • ”I.” Ordinary knowledge penetrates only as far as
    • imaginative knowledge reaches the ether or life body, filling
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • knowledge within his own being. Rightly understood, the call
    • is for knowledge of the higher self.
    • 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
    • talents and abilities are spoiled; the essence brought over
    • described cannot unfold. We find instead what is called the
    • youth failed to be imbued with fresh vigorous forces will
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • and mystic, gained his knowledge. This account is true, but
    • so-called Fama Fraternitatis in 1614, and a year
    • knowledge of the true background of Rosicrucianism, who picks
    • gain even elementary knowledge of this spiritual stream that
    • is one of the methods whereby what is called "initiation" can
    • 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
    • initiation is revealed to him; to speak in Goethe's sense:
    • The great secret is revealed of what “ultimately holds
    • extent can they also be revealed.
    • 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
    • method was the so-called Christian-Gnostic path. The human
    • is why until recently no Rosicrucian divulged what enabled
    • him to investigate nature's secrets. Nothing of the knowledge
    • was revealed; no hint was given theoretically or otherwise,
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    • revealed.
    • called it “mathesis,” mathematics, not because
    • 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
    • forms was caused by what he called “their selfishness
    • knowledge combined to depict in dramatic form the creation of
    • the world. Deep feelings of religious piety were called up in
    • all beings, and resurrect within human beings. Filled with
    • mood filled the hearts of those who watched this drama of the
    • 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
    • can be sensed by man, and led Wagner to the legend of The
    • Flying Dutchman — the legend of a man so entangled
    • entangled in matter. What does that mean? Existence keeps
    • to ever greater perfection. He becomes entangled in matter
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    • subjecting the Gospels to detailed scrutiny we believe to
    • stupid people ever handled the Bible. Perhaps it could be
    • Council of Nicaea was called by Emperor Constantine. It
    • so-called harmonizing of the Gospels took place. This meant
    • called Christianity.”
    • observation, however, led natural science to regard human
    • 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
    • someone who possessed greater knowledge than anyone else.
    • ideal; through what he is, is revealed what we shall become.
    • the initiate was a prophet or a messiah. He was also called a
    • 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
    • The spiritual guide led the neophyte to this condition of
    • ancient Pythagorean schools was called “the harmony of
    • forces are revealed as harmony and rhythm, but must not be
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    • words express, and a light may be felt which must be half veiled,
    • through the hectic every-day life they are often spoiled, or grasped
    • in chaos with its jumbled whirlpool of rummaging forces provides the
    • have climbed to ever higher stages of knowledge, worldwide and
    • concealed in the old names. Through him we are able to divine the
    • must be revealed. On such trials often fail the attempts of spiritual
    • it is not successful, it will have failed for a certain amount of
    • the individual, whom we have called Christian Rosenkreuz since
    • called by the provisional name: “Gesellschaft
    • Theosophical Society] led by him.)
    • in the completion of Society's house in Stuttgart, the so-called
    • personalities failed – caused by egoistical conceit on one hand
    • an address during the so-called crisis in 1915:
    • 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
    • Divine-Spiritual causes the spirit-filled breath to stream continuously
    • age must seek his super-sensible knowledge in a different way. He cannot
    • Western man must do, he would have led his dream-like thinking into
    • 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
    • concealed from him, and he beheld only appetites and instincts. But these
    • 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
    • The ancient Oriental felt himself to be in a social order willed by the
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    • human being belonging to our so-called civilised world must
    • schooled in the Mysteries had an insight into such things. The
    • those ancient times, everything that led to man behaving
    • from former times and which enabled him to experience the
    • only arose when sense perceptions were intermingled with the
    • called, are spirits which have acquired a sensory-physical
    • so-called science is but a collection of spectres, of inner
    • knowledge of the spiritual world.
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    • filled out these bodies. And from that time onwards we speak
    • fulfilled all his great deeds within the body of Jesus.
    • us now transfer ourselves upon the Sun. There, the so-called
    • Christian esotericism they are called Angeloi = Angels. Only
    • received a drop from the same being, greatly resembled each
    • received the Spirit-Self and this enabled him to become an
    • spirits. One of these Fire-Spirits was called upon to pour out
    • What Christ fulfilled upon the earth, was prepared by other
    • be called into life in man, this power went out from the life
    • beings. Finally the whole earth will be peopled by transformed,
    • earth. The Mysteries revealed what was to take place in the
    • this lowered state of consciousness, the soul was led through
    • hierophant called the pupil back into life. Through this
    • a new name. He was called Son of God. The whole process
    • called the pupils back into life and they were told: “He who
    • of humanity will reach when it shall be filled by Buddhi, when
    • one with me; they have led me through the development of the
    • earth; the feet of this apostle enabled me to walk on along my
    • was called “Mary,” but that this was the name of his
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    • bear fruit. Only certain forest trees keep their so-called
    • through our senses. Let us now look upon the so-called lifeless
    • pertaining to our so-called lifeless, an-organic, purely
    • night-consciousness is a dulled state of consciousness,
    • two beings, for they permeate each other, so that one is filled
    • sentient body, the so-called astral body.
    • Zarathustra drew his knowledge; it is the wisdom that illumined
    • the Cosmic New Year. If the birth of spiritual knowledge lives
    • attitude towards the aims of our spiritual knowledge; these
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    • the eye; and what is streaming now into this liquid which is filled
    • the side of what is called here anthroposophical spiritual science.
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    • wash it, saturated with a substance called ptyalin, which is excreted
    • organism from the animal or plant kingdom, has to be thoroughly killed,
    • — it was only completely killed inside the intestinal canal and
    • driven to the point where they are killed. Then we get approximately
    • fact healed from outside. One only has to bring about in the organism,
    • into detailed activity, will we arrive at that which mankind needs in
    • to develop himself towards something one called at that time “Sälde”.
    • a state of blissful comfort, but a state of being ensouled with the
    • night through my kidneys.” The knowledge of certain connections
    • as a deliverance, an inner redemption — but it was an inner God-filled
    • in the middle ages. One called it at that time “dullness”,
    • such knowledge. You can follow that up in descriptions as that of “Armen
    • up, killed, revived, astralized, transformed into the ego — only
    • up and killed, and then transported into the lymphatic glands conveyed
    • man must be alive through and through, through and through ensouled,
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    • after a certain time had passed, the so-called Dark Age will come to
    • an end and a light-filled age would begin. If one now examines the words
    • 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?
    • During that old light-filled age, which preceded our dark age, men were
    • way. It was the light-filled age, and his whole cultural life was directed
    • 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,
    • This light can be kindled,
    • see, it kindles! It has kindled only a little! But it does kindle, my
    • such as medical knowledge and medical ability. If one will find the
    • match” — then one acquires the knowledge of how this or
    • the light, it should learn to judge in a light-filled way.
    • has to pass over into knowledge that is flexible. It is something dreadful
    • filled age. Young people say as a rule: oh, the old people are philistines.
    • terribly annoyed and has ridiculed this whole theory in the second part
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    • There have always been philosophers called determinists
    • questions to be outside the realm of human knowledge, to be
    • questions that lie beyond the limits of human knowledge,
    • intellects, something occurs that can be called confusion in
    • misled by Lucifer. For we are always exposed to these two
    • entitled “The Devil — No Dogmatic Bogy”
    • if they called them by other names. The feeling for these
    • what human beings call knowledge, in what people call their
    • perish, or perhaps it was only the passengers who were killed
    • question is being tackled, as we shall see.
    • called an elemental body. Outside in nature, in external
    • killed by a boulder. He wakes up and is able to say,
    • plane. He may have progressed a stage higher in knowledge,
    • left the physical plane they may well have been called to
    • filled them with an abundance of new life in the
    • world (and there are such people) might say, “If I ruled
    • physical plane people can easily be misled by Ahriman. But
    • compelled to come down to the earth from the cosmos
    • scientist Ernst Haeckel called
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    • also examine all the implications for human knowledge itself,
    • model for their world outlook. This has gradually led to
    • If the duke had not called Goethe to
    • him could divert him from the possibility of being misled in
    • range of human soul capacities and knowledge. For one only
    • controlled by the individual. Let us take the phenomenon of Goethe's
    • not because I wish to rival this renown that I am compelled to
    • or galimatias might be called a popular galimatias, a genre
    • He must make a good plot with a knot to be unraveled and the
    • might be cooled off by this frigid production that even has a
    • superficial self-knowledge.
    • now would produce a very one-sided kind of self-knowledge. But
    • all freedom and necessity are intermingled in every human
    • This gives human self-knowledge a very special cosmic
    • physical aspect, but should be judged based on the knowledge
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    • failed too, and others passed, but it all happened as expected.
    • pledge yourself to this and depend upon it, then even if you
    • failed. There was absolutely nothing that could be done about a
    • conditions that prevailed.”
    • third teacher was, I would say, filled with the forces of
    • man is being pulled. The man is being taken wherever the horse
    • cause of the man's being pulled along. The pulling being done
    • by the horse is the cause, and the fact of the man being pulled
    • certain length of time how one thing has always led to another,
    • he feels the urge to acquire self-knowledge. So he looks at the
    • action and human knowledge that all our knowledge comes to us
    • knowledge of them. We can leave the mirror there and know them
    • taking the mirror away again, then none of our knowledge
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    • only now becomes a matter of knowledge. It comes up into
    • done. A bad deed is not willed. And repenting means that the
    • be dulled at the time the bad deed was done. Whenever anyone
    • the deed being dulled, and of his having to acquire an
    • picture and will not be dulled the next time. You see what is
    • can also put it another way. You know there are so-called
    • Their effect on a person who is not filled with feeling about
    • what is called “good” or “bad” in a
    • that led him to achieve his Faust and his other poetical
    • Faust versions, they all led to the famous Faust.
    • I would perpetually be compelled to comply with its
    • incarnate at a time when there is a space to be filled. In many
    • What took place in the course of time and ultimately led to
    • physical plane as we imagined it should, we have failed. If
    • is all wrinkled up and small enough to fit us. When we reach a
    • Because the companion — as I called him last time —
    • thus free ourselves through our knowledge of spiritual
    • conscious of. However, if we acknowledge with our minds that
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • What is willed out of the I will only have a very faint
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • Theory of Knowledge on the basis of Psycho-Physiology and Physics
    • into the motor zone from where the material stimulus was led
    • “So there cannot be a will.” The so-called monists
    • ugly according to natural law, one person may be what is called
    • is completely bowled over. If you take an ordinary person,
    • truly ennobled inner religious life. The fact that he can
    • ought to acquire ideas and knowledge about spiritual
    • they have positive knowledge of Christ, and we become the sort
    • acknowledge. Of course we might all say, “We are not
    • consult so-called scientific books today — not the
    • so-called monism of our time is obviously always going to
  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • willed by heaven, sent down as messages in the subconscious
    • heard, my dear friends, certain people called clumsy
    • principle”—you have for the dead called up to
    • and wrinkled countenance, with the flesh noticeably withering
    • concrete is called forth. Most present-day thoughts are
    • then things will be fulfilled as they must be in the sixth
  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture II: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • 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.
    • civilization will be mingled. Thus the Intuition which will
    • world before they came down to earth; mingled with it is what
    • knowledge. Certainly on the one hand there will gradually
    • attach themselves to a movement for spiritual knowledge who
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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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
    • from which, particularly at the present time, the knowledge Spiritual
    • there is often a refusal to enter upon concrete knowledge of the spiritual
    • date today since it was written when the so-called war was still in full
    • animal always stops at mere detailed, unindividual ideas, whereas man
    • varied subjects, through his great knowledge, the man might have been
    • has schooled his thinking to the point of being able to grasp the whole
    • which may be called “the meeting with the Guardian of the
    • has knowledge only of external processes — I have often described
    • animals have in them organs filled with blood (take as example, the
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture II: St. John of the Cross
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    • of phenomena there is spirit, spirit, spirit. I have always called your
    • so-called gratiae grate detae, what is given through grace,
    • The other gifts are those which may be called the universal human gifts.
    • 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
    • appealed to as St. John of the Cross who really teaches Pantheism (if
    • having troubled so little about what has been given out as truth in
    • 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
    • who led a life of devotion to the Catholic Faith, who took their world
    • need for knowledge must, because scientific conceptions inform him only
    • for super-sensible knowledge must be kept alive in men. Such demands
    • as those of John of the Cross will be fulfilled without further adoif
    • man treads the path marked out, for example, in Knowledge of the
    • be revealed to him not what was revealed at the time when St. John of
    • the Cross was writing, but there will be revealed to man what lies today
    • keep men from the supersensible knowledge that is a necessity for our
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    • from many sides today to the detriment of present knowledge as well
    • has been worked into various theories of knowledge. We get very little,
    • however, from these theories of knowledge. And what in schoolmaster
    • inadequate nonsense. For a true insight into what is really revealed
    • 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
    • knowledge there is always a gradual ascent from semblance to actual
    • are veiled. The corpse-like smell finds, if I may say so, too dull a
    • Thus, we may say that man really lacks the faculty for knowledge—and
    • the phenomenon there was revealed anything but, at best, the basic phenomena,
    • are looking at beings exiled from the spiritual world, from the regions
    • full inward and living force of knowledge, knows well that animals are
    • man also is an exile in this world. He therefore remains crippled and
    • of your thought you can really put all knowledge in the same category—you
    • the spiritual world which will be revealed in our time by a special
    • sublime things were revealed in dreams, exist no longer, therefore,
    • of knowledge of the higher worlds. Well, and even modern socialism likes
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
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    • world, as it must be understood through the spiritual knowledge of Anthroposophy,
    • quite another question, a question that can be settled only by each
    • world! People are not fond of the effort entailed; they would much rather
    • prevail in the same measure as their zeal for the so-called exercises,
    • has acquired a little real knowledge of the spiritual world looks back,
    • 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
    • is revealed every time there is real deep observation of nature, namely.
    • the intellect is most easily lulled to sleep, the most chaotic instincts
    • of the so-called social questions and social demands. Thus, as I have
    • to have in future through the so-called solving of social problems,
    • whether these, while thinking out their so-called social and political
    • it, my dear friends! A sound solution of the so-called social problem
    • when there takes root in mankind the knowledge that spirit and soul
    • of the so-called social question possible, the one and only thing. Therefore
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
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    • 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
    • in the Mystery of Golgotha? In spite of all the so-called liberal theology
    • significance of the earth would not have been fulfilled. And in this
    • If we would put it tritely, Judaism might be called the actual discovery
    • in man to the devil, as he was called in the Middle Ages. But it is
    • of time which might be called zero, to see right into what was actually
    • at all of scientific knowledge as it was developed among the Greeks,
    • innermost fibre of his being. Outwardly he does not acknowledge any
    • fifth period, then there is revealed to us the spiritual wave that up
    • can be called up in the human heart if anyone tries today to renew certain
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 6: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation
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    • understanding on this point we must first be permeated by the knowledge
    • of man that allowed the visions to arise which in a certain way revealed
    • into a knowledge that is nevertheless necessary for man's good, for
    • initiated into the Mysteries, whose Karma called them to do so could
    • then proclaim to the others who led a more instinctive life the truths
    • that may be called the truths of salvation. This instruction, however,
    • Christ came once again, united Himself with the men who peopled the
    • date mankind will realise that there came about what may be called the
    • that he was still connected with a knowledge unhappily no longer even
    • Europe. (see Z 269.) If everything is fulfilled, even if only part is
    • fulfilled, of what the periphery countries are wanting, these relations
    • of which will be fulfilled above everything else during the next years,
    • Europe itself that will be called upon to understand this threefold
    • not only acknowledge him, that they do not acknowledge him today as
    • however, to a certain extent consciously, what may be called his meeting
    • out of scholars, whereas Goethe struggled through out of a scholarly
    • has up till now called itself Goetheanism. We should have to learn to
    • it in every possible sphere. Then the path of knowledge acquired through
    • gradually change abstract and intellectual knowledge, the present knowledge
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    • This previously untranslated lecture is from the lecture series entitled,
    • possible to share things which are revealed from Higher Worlds.
    • our next lecture: “What is self knowledge?” Today
    • worlds exist beside our own; the so-called astral and
    • devachanic worlds, called, as far as they are known in
    • the pure spiritual world, Devachan, where you are called again
    • the joyful message filled your soul with delight and pleasure
    • something different, as if not only is the space filled with
    • hence a person who has lost a body which had been filled with
    • group soul is led into his consciousness. This is not enough.
    • group soul filled with wisdom and leading the whole, arrive at
    • old pictures and artworks sprung from a higher knowledge. Today
    • light filled being is with an upwards reach while connecting
    • clairvoyants with such intimate knowledge were around, these
    • Ego? Yes, the same exists for the plants as we called a Group
    • intermingled, that they unite in the centre of the earth. Now
    • while another will feel a world filled with bliss as he stands
    • repelled.
    • This feeling is called, in occult science, the feeling of self
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    • entitled,
    • manner and way, his attitude to knowledge and questions about
    • knowledge, couldn't grasp what really was working in his soul.
    • revealed related to Goethe and his “Faust.” What is
    • most admirably Goetheanistic within this which is revealed
    • knowledge, against the drive for external knowledge. One sees
    • Goethe allows his Faust to open up a book on magic, called the
    • 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
    • penetrated and which had been revealed in the depths. One wants
    • 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
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    • entitled,
    • entitled,
    • 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
    • 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
    • element we discuss to what could be called “occult
    • 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
    • easily come to the conclusion that self-knowledge is something
    • anticipate the simplest, humblest type of self-knowledge, we
    • conditions called unconscious sleep. We have to say that this
    • arrive at knowledge of this being, or even of the self? We can
    • self-knowledge which could be cultivated and recommended. For
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    • again filled with a conception of the world not only capable of forming
    • be revealed to man. And as we approach the building which is to stand
    • the duality of that which is revealed and of that which comes to meet
    • much considered. When the building had to be remodelled to stand upon
    • Structural forms are made, more or less modelled on some such organic
    • he has failed to understand the whole basic thought of what is in question
    • between them. But there is absolutely no question of the one being modelled
    • properly balanced frame of mind. This is no puzzled-out idea, it has
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    • as it appears at present from the outside, the idea called up through
    • called Saturn, the second pillar Sun and so forth. Well, that is conceivable
    • Then you would get a development which is really modelled from nature
    • really is in nature. You see how we are led in this way to something
    • line). Simplicity is created from concealed complexity. Simplicity is
    • are otherwise intellectual ideas and so-called natural laws, for nature
    • let ourselves be lulled in dreams. This is the thing which I specially
    • again pointed out. This glass house (and I have called it a glass house
    • the two cupolas of equal size are pulled apart, for you could not unite
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    • different language”, and then we shall be led to see the Building
    • ideals in the search for knowledge. It would be unbearable to a feeling
    • knowledge says: What thou canst acquire as knowledge at the present
    • are present in man as if interwoven, intermingled with each other. The
    • 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
    • knowledge of the world, and that it is made to a certain extent the
    • to-day without taking up the impulses which come to us from this knowledge
    • mere visionary knowledge, Spiritual Science must be actual life. Therefore
    • as a kind of theoretical knowledge, and hence they do not penetrate
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture I: The Problem of Faust
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    • out of which flow the impulses for all our knowledge and all
    • life. And Goethe constantly mingled the experiences of the
    • longer having the knowledge enabling it to do so in the way
    • the principle prevailed that he who healed diseases was
    • how little what is called the new freedom in human evolution
    • freedom in both knowledge and action. This he could not have
    • called the young Queen.
    • Faust's sell-knowledge. This is how ho sees himself, he of
    • 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
    • stirs in his soul, it is ridiculed, the opposing impulses
    • external events — Faust striving with all his knowledge
    • “When in our narrow chamber kindled
    • Bright gleams the light that erst had dwindled
    • self-knowledge; seeking the spirit within itself.
    • living beings. Future and past are dove-tailed together in a
    • self-knowledge he can find the inner life of the spirit.
    • depths concealed in it become evident. All the temptations I
    • self-knowledge. He translates the Bible wrongly because the
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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    • — her mother killed herself with a sleeping-draught,
    • on by Mephistopheles, has fled, leaving Gretchen behind in
    • misery. Her mother was dead, her brother killed. Close upon
    • pretty considerable knowledge of the commentaries on
    • knowledge. To speak rather trivially, you can see that there
    • with the certain knowledge, can easily judge by details
    • he took the relics with him and was led to the place where he
    • by Goethe out of his deep knowledge. Goethe is not merely
    • here pictured that shows deep knowledge. Faust can perceive
    • Startled fly the solemn owls ...” (and so
    • (he himself called it the confused manuscript). But the
    • 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
    • to many. For, in Evil, is revealed the source of much that
    • the world into which Mephistopheles has led Faust, smelling
    • etherically. Think what deep knowledge this all is — in
    • No jewel but to shame beguiled some winsome woman,
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • from 1916 through 1919. They are grouped and titled,
    • Shadowy concepts and Ideas filled with Reality
    • 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.
    • the active, creative ego, and also the ego filled with God.
    • applied to the different branches of human knowledge what to
    • wiser with their old traditional knowledge and ideas. So we
    • all given word-for-word in the pamphlet that is called
    • Association with the spiritual. Faust is called a Helen from
    • he experiences spiritually. Inwardly he is filled with what
    • Through his materialistic mind Wagner is misled into the
    • the meeting of Zeus with Leda, the mother of Helen.
    • Occultism of which I have often spoken, from which we are led
    • concepts. I have often called attention to the way a certain
    • one hand they have a purely mechanical knowledge of nature
    • that, however, is no knowledge but merely a system out of
    • misty concepts that have been developed and have led to the
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IV: Faust and the "Mothers"
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    • significant, deep knowledge that we are obliged to recognise
    • no longer be in any doubt that in reality Faust has been led
    • Greek Mysteries was led. By this we are shown how full of
    • unveiled before him? Into what world is he led? The world,
    • into which he is led, the world he now enters, is the
    • anthroposophical circles, are seeking knowledge of the
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,”
    • this knowledge may be obtained. And here, as far as the
    • come to the sphere that can be called the sphere of action in
    • individual. When he has once found the security of knowledge,
    • clearly shown here in the way this scene is handled by Goethe
    • purely a matter of imaginative knowledge he would only need
    • to be led into the normal state of meditation but, as has
    • beginning of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch the knowledge of
    • that Goethe applied the knowledge he had. personally received
    • say what the Rhine is. It is called the Rhine. But what
    • But we are led to the conclusion that in electricity you have
    • Greeks still had knowledge of the relation between this
    • impulses. Knowledge of this force was first of all given to
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • of spiritual science; we are thus gradually led to form real
    • knowledge.
    • is, in effect, far more concealed to-day from human vision
    • transformed by the atmosphere that there prevailed. We must
    • the knowledge of Woman with that of the knowledge of Evil. A
    • War was ended, Menelaus himself travelled to Egypt, and
    • the Scene of Zeus, of Leda with the Swan. Faust is led over
    • epoch expelled. It was the part of Helena which Egypt allowed
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • so-called “course of Nature,” as Birth and
    • Beings rebelled precisely against the bonds of blood: They
    • spoken of this. Knowledge was brought to the human beings of
    • evolution lay concealed.
    • shepherd the boy became entrusted. The shepherd's wife called
    • companion. A conflict arose; he killed his father and
    • revealed the truth. Jocaste, suddenly knowing herself tobe
    • the wife of her son, killed herself by suffocation. Oedipus
    • concealed beneath these things. The Court lady of the
    • how Paris was called upon by the Goddesses, Hera, Pallas and
    • of freedom mightily knocks upon the doors of human knowledge.
    • First, the universal course is really led and guided by
    • the very place where this impulse was able to he fulfilled.
    • you will find that the divinely necessary, wisdom-filled
    • the Gods Themselves. Helena, you know, is a daughter of Leda
    • called upon to speak of this. He wishes to make plain how he
    • has led to the event that through the impulses of this
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations
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    • pointing to definite knowledge that not until the middle of
    • capacity for self-knowledge, From our studies during the past
    • knowledge, If we wish to learn the truth about these matters,
    • much assailed by modern science — and that this
    • 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.
    • the second half of his life that luminous self-knowledge to
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night
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    • today called science needs only to be extended in order to
    • 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
    • — what has being on the earth-planet. What is called
    • these laws; he can only be know if knowledge, be extended
    • been fulfilled. A man goes throughout life wishing all kinds
    • undeniable that many of our wishes are not fulfilled. Then,
    • soul, and because they cannot be fulfilled in reality, they
    • are fulfilled in idea. So that in the opinion of many people
    • today dreams are wishes fulfilled in phantasy. I should like
    • place they would impart significant knowledge concerning our
    • evolution, to come to a knowledge of Spiritual Science. There
    • layer is where supersensible knowledge enters in. For the
    • reasons already mentioned, supersensible knowledge is of
    • knowledge. Goethe is directing his thoughts and ideas to the
    • question: How will Homunculus, to whom human knowledge is
    • knowledge of the understanding of the senses, but only by
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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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    • connections I have called your attention to other
    • this is a matter of general knowledge I should like today to
    • theories but to the so-called primal phenomena for his
    • men, in the so-called Newtonian theory of colors — in that
    • remained white! This puzzled him. According to customary
    • theory of colors into existence that led in a wonderfully
    • what is earthly by means of a sound knowledge of the earth,
    • I called your attention to yesterday is that Goethe was not
    • it led in a wholesome way — if his ideas are really
    • because, as I am always having to emphasize, his knowledge of
    • has assembled a whole series of the kind of concepts in which
    • how Goethe as a seven year old, collected minerals, piled
    • kindled nature's fire above his minerals. Here in childish
    • and ttat right and left should be forcibly dovetailed into
    • bespangled theatrical garments appears in man's
    • belief in limits of knowledge
    • because when man develops a right knowledge to nature, the
    • challenge any man wanting exhaustive knowledge to say out of
    • garments, aid these are beliefs in limits to knowledge, quite
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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
    • meant by saying he had put a great deal in a veiled way into
    • great deal that is veiled, and is meant actually to introduce
    • 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
    • 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
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    • from 1916 through 1919. They are grouped and titled,
    • his Faust after having wrestled with the problem of
    • soul, in so far as it was dominated by the urge for knowledge
    • urge. While grasping all the knowledge in this poem of
    • revealed in it with such lofty wisdom in no way prejudices
    • Eckermann, namely, that there is much concealed in his
    • thus concealed, and afterwards go on to what we could not
    • 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
    • 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
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    • base of all striving for knowledge of every kind of striving
    • moments of life, cannot press forward to knowledge of man, to
    • the two boundaries of self-knowledge and self-comprehension,
    • led to so terrible a human catastrophe, and the age that must
    • deep in human hearts and souls; and they must be healed if
    • a man cannot arrive at knowledge of his own nature. As human
    • dear friends, I have often called your attention to the
    • often called your attention to this — if we extend this
    • ensouled after birth then he would live always at war on
    • soul called forth by experiencing equilibrium. Faust would
    • they too acknowledge their ugliness, and are in a certain way
    • knowledge, a clear conception of who it is who tempts and
    • seduces us, can save us from being led astray. It is
    • knowledge of nature and a merely abstract mysticism.
    • extolled as the great achievement of the nineteenth century
    • where Spiritual Science speaks of the supersensible knowledge
    • supersensible knowledge where fresh social impulses will be
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    • lecture series entitled,
    • lecture series entitled,
    • limits to human knowledge, not only temporary knowledge owing
    • today of limits of perception, limits to knowledge for
    • facts of the so-called supersensible world which man is
    • satisfied with what is called a belief, an assumption arising
    • 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
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    • in the lecture series entitled,
    • in the lecture series entitled,
    • we revealed, originated out of the higher planes of Devachan,
    • called Ahura Mazdao, the being who had his outer corporeality
    • astral body. What is this called? Just think how one of the
    • The Egyptian priests controlled such powers to a high degree.
    • that - but they controlled the masses by managing their
    • experience within yourself. I have led you out of the land of
    • 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
    • ancient Egypt. “I have led you out of the lands of Egypt,
    • reference: “I led you out of the Egyptian lands where you
    • 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
    • this deed the Jewish people were led from the lands of Egypt,
    • more secretively. However, if you want to earnestly acknowledge
    • do you penetrate into his “I”-sphere. You acknowledge
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    • in the lecture series entitled,
    • in the lecture series entitled,
    • 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
    • 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
    • the plant soul when the plant is pulled out of the earth,
    • instance have hair pulled out. This is something which a soul
    • can gradually experience when on the so-called way or path of
    • 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
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    • am about to make may possibly give offence to so-called
    • century a totally different spiritual attitude prevailed from
    • the new growth of so-called Darwinism to be subjected to
    • development of humanity at that time will be enabled to
    • spectrum analysis, to a greater theoretical knowledge of heat,
    • prevailed, then these discoveries would have been so construed
    • man than man himself is from the one-celled organism. Huxley
    • Huxley, in polite English, gave the lie direct, and pledged
    • ancestry comes in?’ Huxley did not rise till the meeting called
    • and skilled appeals to religious prejudice.’”
    • believe ourselves enabled to look within at the development of
    • knowledge as to the world's material combination, how to
    • placed to natural science and to our knowledge of Nature.
    • is enabled to assert itself. Sense-consciousness is in abeyance
    • the knowledge of that which makes of man a spiritual being.
    • material and passes beyond the knowledge of the senses,
    • radius where actual material knowledge is concerned, but
    • perceives, and a mind whereby he is enabled to connect the
    • so true is it that these facts concerning a knowledge of the
    • from those still enthralled by their physical senses. To such
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    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • explicitly and concretely revealed the destinies of various individuals
    • operate in individual cases. He also revealed many details of the karmic
    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • explicitly and concretely revealed the destinies of various individuals
    • operate in individual cases. He also revealed many details of the karmic
    • impelled especially by those Aristotelians who came from Asia
    • not only for the things for which they battled, but for other
    • were troubled and disquieted by what was really
    • heart or mind. They were filled with inner fire in relation to
    • acquired again by spiritual-scientific knowledge livingly
    • must think livingly upon the knowledge of spiritual science,
    • there were many people — men of knowledge who stood in
    • under an influence which has really killed all meaning. To
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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
    • — although that must never be belittled. Such a feeling does in
    • but mere reflections; and we are rightly filled with wonder by all
    • that was there revealed from heavenly heights. It has gradually fallen
    • of the West is sealed and in the wake of dire catastrophes the further
    • fifteenth century have led man to wrench himself from his true nature
    • 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
    • Neither is there any knowledge of the fact that these forces are
    • self-observation, self-knowledge and consciousness of his own Ego.
    • there is not always knowledge of the essentials. Historical traditions
    • we must press forward to this cosmic wisdom, to the knowledge that the
    • this knowledge was the outcome of ancient clairvoyance, hence the
    • Capricorn, as it is called nowadays. In the true symbol, however,
    • times when there was instinctive knowledge of these things: huntsman,
    • is thus recognised and acknowledged will it be possible to understand
    • Saturn, Jupiter, Mars — the so-called outer planets —
    • When we study the human form, we are led to the spheres of the
    • led to the planetary spheres.
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    • We have heard how in accordance with anthroposophical knowledge, the
    • may be called the inner essence of things, for that lies beyond the
    • the time we wake up until we fall asleep. Our soul is filled with the
    • cognition — give us knowledge of what lies on the other side of
    • view, notably in the Lecture-Course given in Vienna in 1914, entitled
    • ought to be received, they feel continually chilled by a world which
    • led in the right way towards what I have called in one of my Mystery
    • Man is led by the Archangels to the realm of the Archai where his life
    • warmth, or being repelled, chilled by it. But when the Midnight Hour
    • and more deeply entangled in materialism. You all know that, normally,
    • perceived we are called upon to understand it.
    • all the conditions described have been fulfilled by the achievements
    • Archangels depends upon how we have ennobled our thinking and
    • What we need is to be filled with Spirit, the living Spirit belonging
  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture III: The Mission of the Scandanavian Peoples
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    • necessary that what we gain from an anthroposophical knowledge of
    • by the Spiritual. This knowledge is not acquired by studying abstract,
    • a Guardian Angel’ and he feels no desire for detailed knowledge of how
    • the Gnosis, as it is called, to interpret Christianity in the light of
    • Gnostic conceptions, the wisdom-filled conceptions of Christianity now
    • Julian, the so-called Apostate, who wants to unite the old pagan
    • are called upon to lay hold of Christianity in a more elementary way,
    • what may be called the working of the Divine in the life of man.
    • depths of human nature in order to acquire a real knowledge of life.
    • in the life of the peoples which are only revealed when we perceive
    • knowledge of the periods he spends between death and a new birth.
    • A most remarkable connection is then revealed, helping us to
    • 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
    • our thinking. But the kind of will that is kindled in the Swedish soul
    • ask: What am I called upon to do, in view of my particular situation
    • unreceptive to the knowledge of Nature which should be infused into
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    • lectures from the series entitled,
    • present the book of folk tales called
    • and it was this acquired knowledge of men which found expression
    • the thoughts which filled his soul. It was not in his nature to
    • element which appealed so happily to Fichte's own spiritual
    • by the knowledge that the people dearest to him had sunk into
    • poverty, but he himself was compelled to resume his
    • led him to that place where he might expect to find a man whom he
    • thoughts were filled with the Bible and other works, so now the
    • guidance have been revealed throughout eternity to mankind —
    • he projected all that arose in his soul into a work which he entitled
    • which were now permeating the world. And he mingled the substance
    • was entitled:
    • supreme impulse, could illuminate the whole domain of knowledge for
    • the highest that no higher ideal of knowledge could ever be found,
    • applied the Kantian philosophy in criticism of revealed religion;
    • book entitled: Suggestions for the Enlightenment of Public Opinion
    • ignorance, or if they know anything it is a kind of knowledge
    • external knowledge whatever. We must apprehend the existence of God
    • impelled to communicate his appointed message to the world, from
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    • impossible to develop that mood of profound intimacy which prevailed
    • forth with hope-filled joy, with hope-borne certainty, and with the
    • prevailed during the rest of the year. When Christmas approached this
    • souls, as a result of being filled with the thought: “The time of
    • The essential thing is that a mood prevailed during the
    • village would participate, and which enabled people to take in with
    • tales of what they wanted to feel and should feel, when the so-called
    • 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
    • colloquial speech, up to the time of the so-called magyarization in
    • of consciousness that prevailed at the holy sites of the ancient
    • schooling. Likewise, an awareness prevailed here that the whole human
    • preceded by the so-called Paradise play, the play of Adam and
    • experienced! One path, that led so to say from heaven to earth, was
    • 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
    • to those who were assembled there. For, the sort of abstract attitude
    • purified through spiritual knowledge, that this wellspring can take in
    • flowed to us from spirit knowledge throughout the entire year. When
    • has kindled something in our hearts, then on this day our hearts will
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    • must enter more and more into human knowledge because, from our time
    • time, along with all those who have traveled here in order to show in
    • of ours will show that a real and deep knowledge of this poem, as
    • foundations are more and more revealed. For what meets us in the
    • civilization has had no direct knowledge of what is actually the
    • this soul, to have knowledge of him who is speaking such sublime
    • spirit form of the teacher is revealed to the clairvoyant eye of his
    • unveiled, far removed from everyday affairs. Yet to that world man's
    • now to have knowledge of it. Then it will have the possibility of
    • 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
    • indeed have significance. But its significance is not revealed in
    • times; the world whose conflicts and struggles led to the result
    • what they could no longer have knowledge; believe in what was for
    • know that history, philosophy and other branches of knowledge may
    • wrestled with another kind of human knowledge, with those ideas,
    • knowledge, are now once more seeking to make connection with the
    • wondrously revealed to us in the words of Krishna to his disciple
    • filled him with such horror.
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    • is placed before us in the so-called miracles and signs; each working
    • undergo the experience of doubting all truth and all knowledge. We
    • will everything be imperiled — man himself, the law, the whole
    • the whole of Europe. What is to be called Eastern land belongs
    • he says, “at those who are to be killed by you; those in your
    • own ranks who are to be killed and those who are to remain behind,
    • time Krishna revealed it. Souls like Arjuna did indeed feel that
    • called “trivial” in a special sense. That holds true in
    • come from super-sensible, spiritual knowledge. It was not understood
    • the whole of evolution, the starting-point for the knowledge of
    • what is often called dogma in occultism — something that
    • worlds. Krishna has called Arjuna's attention to something that from
    • then onward is a common attribute of humanity. Having led him to this
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    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • in bringing about all the circumstances that led up to this stroke of
    • have an extended area of knowledge and conviction. In ordinary life
    • describe to you what may be called the occult development of
    • spiritual worlds. One condition must be fulfilled, however, if we
    • grossest illusions, will be misled by such imaginings. After all, man
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • as though we filled that realm with it.
    • in Arjuna's consciousness enabled Krishna to meet him. There still
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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
    • and gain knowledge of the external science of history — with
    • activity has penetrated deeply into the minds of the so-called
    • evidently without foundation in the external world. He is impelled to
    • birth and death. Man is impelled to ask the very nature, not of
    • called Krishna.
    • in a kind of phantom picture veiled in our dreams. When we push these
    • to bring down true results of knowledge. What one brings will be a
    • describing what may be called the general scenery of that realm.
    • wisdom in this fact that evil is mingled in cosmic evolution. Thus,
    • evil beings that can there be revealed to us. All these are
    • which I have given the merest hint, will be labeled a fantastic
    • One was descended from the so-called Nathan line of the House of
    • in the usual manner of knowledge in the physical world, or even in
    • of his knowledge, of his perceptions, in that realm, but truths like
    • at the things there unveiled, like the objective things of the outer
    • filled with the actual truths of the spiritual world. Someone, for
    • help us gain knowledge of Krishna; that is to say, of the very
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    • fix our attention on a great law of existence, I mean what is called
    • knowledge. Ordinary knowledge would not be possible if processes of
    • knowledge — these same forces, during the last four centuries,
    • have now fulfilled their task. In the coming cycle of history we are
    • very forces Western humanity will be gaining spiritual knowledge.
    • building up the organ needed to allow spiritual knowledge to take its
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • A Road to Self-Knowledge.
    • how objections are piled up against anthroposophical thought, for
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    • a truly fundamental knowledge of human evolution. People's thinking
    • that kindled the self of man more mightily than the living force of
    • Spirit who prepared the age of self-consciousness. This knowledge is
    • world carrying a mass of prejudices with them. They desire to be led
    • describing something to you, verbally. Then I feel impelled to
    • kindled as we approach this Being. All this time we are living in
    • life. We are led on to the idea, so familiar to the man of India, of
    • the summit where Krishna has led Arjuna — a height that cannot
    • whom Arjuna has been led step by step, is conjured up before his soul
    • wonderful way, so filled with meaning. For those who are able to
    • are led on by Krishna as by an inspiring Being. Now the radiant bliss
    • I behold Thee. Dazzled is my vision. As fire streaming from the
    • Filled with wonder stand multitudes beholding Thee. Thy Form
    • I with dread am filled. Radiant, Thou shakest Heaven. With many arms
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    • kingdoms of nature. The point is, however, that man gains knowledge
    • within himself, however, he can only gain knowledge of that insofar
    • 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
    • know in himself those forces that are the actual means of knowledge.
    • knowledge this is not the case. It would be logically possible
    • knowledge involve in the external world? We saw that it involves a
    • develop at all in our waking life when we normally acquire knowledge.
    • we can gather that in self-knowledge man's creative forces, the real
    • to be of such a nature that they cannot be revealed externally to the
    • consciousness is filled with a pure and straightforward
    • the other parts of human nature in which they are mingled. Invisibly
    • afterward must first be prepared, they are intermingled, though not
    • animal level with all that is not pure knowledge, pure spiritual
    • tells us, we have to imagine a kind of embodiment, though much concealed in
    • Lemurian age. This is the same that revealed itself as Krishna.
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    • all times been concealed from the wide plain of human intelligence.
    • enter the general development of mankind will remain occult knowledge
    • though it is published and revealed in the light of day.
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • Knowledge, fully conscious picture-consciousness, permeated by the
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • philosophy, their deepening of soul in Yoga, that led them there. It
    • Gita, something of immense significance because it led men to
    • the way they were led, we must first free ourselves from many things
    • kingdoms that surround him. His mode and quality of knowledge is
    • been called a sattwa understanding of the mineral kingdom. In
    • 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;
    • far as man, but he was filled by a natural sattwa that he would not
    • knowledge of such living concepts as sattwa, rajas, and tamas, we
    • sattwa colors. In this sense too green must be called a rajas color;
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    • which gives us an idea of how different men were then. They called
    • 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
    • guiding the universe. They were completely attached to the so-called
    • effect compelled to deny it by the logic of their own unconscious
    • materialistic meeting. Why is such a meeting called? The illusion is
    • rise to still higher conditions. This ascent was called “entering
    • by our efforts is endeavoring to take its place in what is called the
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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • be led unprepared into the depths of his own soul, he would get an
    • regions of the soul is not called forth only when one approaches it
    • knowledge of our time one requires only intellectual qualities. In
    • first can be called “Coming into contact with the Experience of
    • World”; the third was called in the Egyptian and other Mysteries
    • At a certain stage of knowledge the lack of these things may not seem
    • knowledge of these higher worlds.
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    • so-called natural death is brought about through an inner conformity
    • having fulfilled our measure of life. Men die at all ages, and we must
    • measure of life is fulfilled. We have often seen how that is brought
    • so-called untimely death.
    • necessary change in their ideas. They struggled against it because to
    • into political economy a knowledge of the law of slothfulness finds
    • most tragic guise. He called them the “malice of things”.
    • himself (and a correct schooling will see to this) not to be misled in
    • perceptions necessary for the physical world be misled through what he
    • this is theoretical knowledge. But the seer has direct perception of
    • ourselves by the Sun, as do the plants, we could not be assembled here
    • together. The transition, which for the plants is so strictly ruled by
    • This experience was always called “Seeing the Sun at
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    • body and ego are brought into being is veiled in secrecy. The
    • Moses led his people out of Egypt he took with him the part of the
    • deepest darkness and secrecy is veiled everything that has to do with
    • innermost nature, what you yourself really are, is veiled from your
    • higher worlds. If aspirants were to be led up into the higher worlds
    • as they are called — currents proceed which build up the spinal
    • Zarathustra that men were able to absorb into their occult knowledge
    • souls were then led. They were shown the individual beings and facts,
    • that was guided, as if a person's sight were to be led all round a
    • a traveler in a country encircled by the sea had reached the shore.
    • words than these: “In your vision you have been led far and wide
    • self-knowledge arises, to know what a man is — and yet the Being
    • of our language, is that to which the Hermes Initiator led. his
    • feelings were the experiences of the so-called Egyptian Isis
    • unveiled to no-one who sees only with mortal eyes, but only to those
    • later times. He could still be led through the vast spaces of the
    • tormented by the thirst for knowledge, the yearning for knowledge, and
    • fulfilled in such a way that not only was Moses initiated into the
    • Mysteries of Egypt, but he took them with him. When he led his people
    • knowledge of the spiritual worlds, but could not be satisfied.
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    • The God who was called Osiris has forsaken these realms. He is
    • new Initiation, must have centres where there can be recalled to human
    • of the cosmic forces through the signs of the Zodiac were those called
    • these mysteries; but it may provide a starting-point for more detailed
    • of the goddess called Iblis, the daughter of Eblis; and among all evil
    • the remarkable Queen Sibylla had fled with her son William, in 1194,
    • life in the external world that had prevailed in Greek and Roman
    • revealed to him who has come to know the nature of the Mysteries. In
    • something that can be called, in a crude sense, a double nature. To a
    • are revealed in certain passages of the second part of Faust or
    • led downwards, and then has to relinquish a part of the total human
    • plastically modeled through thinking. If only such thoughts are
    • infused with inner spiritual knowledge. Man must overcome the two
    • it. Man must come to have knowledge of the spiritual worlds. Only
    • called Saelde by Wolfram von Eschenbach, the very life that
    • 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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    • subject of public lectures. Formerly, these truths were only revealed
    • be common knowledge. Why is this? The reason is that humanity is
    • 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
    • enjoyment and of suffering are enkindled. He has the astral body in
    • 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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    • God who instills into man the desire for personal knowledge. This sets
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    • called the life of dream.
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    • not to make wrong use of the truths revealed to him. But the
    • Initiates — have become public property. Knowledge possessed by science
    • is why the Initiates have been called prophets.
    • physical body as naturalists might be led to believe; on the contrary,
    • controlled his freed etheric body, poured impulses into him and taught
    • truth. That is why all thought must be filled with the element of
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    • direction of his life's current. The actions of man today are impelled
    • In ancient times, the various degrees of Initiation were called by
    • manifestation of reality; it was called by
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    • who was called to new life by the voice of Christ Himself. John is
    • concealed in the depths of Christianity.
    • 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
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture VIII: The Christian Mystery
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    • of root and stem. What faculty was it that enabled Goethe to make these
    • example, as some outer event carries us away with uncontrolled
    • shoulders, may be called a feeling of indentification with the whole
    • Death is revealed to him.
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    • that exists is revealed as it were in a mirror, inversed. In the
    • learns true self knowledge in contemplating the images of his passions
    • This astral self-knowledge occurs in an abnormal way in those who are
    • troubled with Psychical illnesses which consist in constant visions of
    • Man is impelled by desire when he is descending to earthly
    • 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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    • has been revealed to him by trustworthy and reliable teachers. He does
    • Here we shall consider man as an astral being as he is revealed by
    • The astral organs of perception are called in occultism, the
    • the four-petalled chakram in man. The twelve-petalled flower is
    • mission was to guard the sacred fire. He is crippled because, in
    • The two-petalled lotus-flower lies beneath the forehead, at the root
    • The heart will be the brain of the chest — an organ of knowledge.
    • developed from the two-petalled lotus which will be the motive organ
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    • enter into all manifestation. When the twelve-petalled lotus-flower
    • rhythm whereby its fatigue is healed. Thanks to this rhythm and the
    • between sleep that is filled with dreams and the state of deep sleep.
    • Sleep that is filled with dreams is an expression of astral
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    • means of which man was enabled to penetrate the world of Devachan. A
    • physical substance are seen to be filled with spiritual currents
    • second stage of clairvoyant vision are called by Dionysius the
    • revealed. To the perception of the ‘continents’ and
    • the Akashic Record of Indian philosophy is revealed. In our modern
    • would descend to Earth as congealed air and we could recognise each
    • to a point at which we are led over to ‘negative’ matter
    • harmony we hear the voice of all beings. This harmony was called by
    • The Initiate who has attained to this degree is called the
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    • memory. Their knowledge was based, not upon the relations between
    • element surrounding him was made possible by an organ which enabled
    • could not descend to incarnation, for air is an element enfilled with
    • from the subjective to the objective and he will finally be led from
    • eggs. It is wholly given up to this brooding activity and is filled
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    • through a phase called the Old Moon period. But this Old Moon phase of
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    • man and animal. Thus occult knowledge reveals the forces that are at
    • temperature and then cooled; one would then see the various elements
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    • it possible to speak of them openly. They have been called the seven
    • of statues ensouled by the Gods, above all by Jahve or Jehovah. What
    • penetrating into the brain of man on the Earth they mingled with his
    • reflections of the Divine — not knowledge but belief. The contradiction
    • in the bosom of the Gods. All science, all knowledge of the outer
    • principles of Christianity. The ancient world was ruled by Law; Love
    • definite moment in history. In human form, He revealed by His words
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    • Before Christianity, super-sensible truth was revealed in the rites and
    • as it was revealed in the Divine Personality of Christ. But in every
    • idealism, but upon a realisation born of a knowledge of the higher
    • worlds. Such was the knowledge possessed by the author of the
    • visions of the past and also of the future were revealed to the pupils
    • Christianity mingled with the leaven of the East which was brought
    • 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
    • water from the celestial ocean, led down to Earth by the great streams
    • our being was still mingled with the Earth, Moon and Sun. This cosmic
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    • called synoptic because they can be taken together to form a
    • with divine powers, with occult powers. He has healed the
    • It is as if one cooled water in a vessel until it becomes
    • called wheels, chakrams or lotus flowers. The two-petalled
    • eye-brows, the sixteen-petalled lies in the region of the
    • larynx, the twelve-petalled lies in the heart region. If
    • what is called meditation. This means that the soul sinks
    • sets forth the means whereby his soul was led to perception
    • sense world is revealed. He starts out from these words
    • has however this meaning: The knowledge, the Word which
    • higher knowledge. Where does this light shine? In the
    • occult language this union with the higher world is called
    • mature and ready to receive knowledge on the mental or
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    • that he who seeks the path today will be led along different
    • who would tread it must be led by the hand of an experienced
    • astral and etheric bodies need to be led back into the
    • become steeled after the feeling of humiliation, this
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    • a raven the neophyte carried the knowledge acquired in the
    • called that of the “Lion”. Such an initiate had
    • had so ennobled his ego that it became the ego of his
    • him. In Persia such an initiate was called a
    • “Persian”. In Greece one would have called him a
    • Nathanael is here acknowledged as an initiate of the fifth
    • 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
    • as a symbol of the fifth grade of initiation, is called the
    • ‘Before that, Philip called thee, when thou wast under
    • Therefore one called what lived in man, the God in man. Thus
    • manifest. Can this be reconciled with true Christianity? No.
    • That it was so, is especially revealed in the scene known as
    • spiritual truths. They brought down a vast knowledge of the
    • times which had true knowledge of spiritual life and not a
    • had a significance. Suppose someone was called James
    • called by their initiate names: James means water, Peter
    • should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be
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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.
    • and went away. Immediately afterwards, Boehme heard his name being called:
    • knowledge, it had to be restricted to those who were adequately prepared;
    • the others received its blessings only. This knowledge was not intended
    • worthiness; and then they were initiated step by step, and led upwards
    • 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
    • dimmed and dulled. To grasp theosophical truths a man must be quite as
    • and general disposition by his aura. Nervous people have a dappled aura;
    • emotion of wonder which thrilled through the listeners when the name
    • upon the astral body and ennobled the desires. The higher the moral
    • body has been thus transformed by the “I” is called
    • upon the etheric body. Then he will be called a Chela, a pupil. He can
    • in this body by his own efforts is called Buddhi. This is the
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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
    • 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
    • proportion as a man acquires new senses, so are new phenomena revealed
    • 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.
    • only by someone who has knowledge of the higher worlds. How readily
    • hurled against the other's astral body and injuring it as a gunshot
    • At first the sea of colour appears uncontrolled, unattached to any objects;
    • shape was apparent, spiritual beings, called gods or devas, now reveal
    • of Devachan is a world of sounds the sounds which Pythagoras called
    • And round his path is thunder rolled,
    • land on Earth and is therefore called the “Continental Mass”
    • body. This second region is called the “Ocean” of Devachan.
    • looks like a hollow globe encircled by stars, so it is with this boundary
    • led his legions, fought his battles, won his victories.
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    • called Kamaloka, the place of desires. It is not some region set apart:
    • moments in Kamaloka which must be singled out as specially important and
    • Has any interest in it; otherwise he would not have killed himself.
    • They denied themselves many things; they ennobled their desires and
    • Isis Unveiled,
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    • important, something that may be called its fruit, survives. The total
    • behind what I have called a concentrated essence of forces. So with each
    • 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
    • time Christ called Himself the “Lamb of God”, and the first
    • they were recalled to life by the Sun. Hence the constellation in which
    • Devachan his causal body and the purified, ennobled parts of his astral
    • The 2-petalled lotus-flower at the base of the nose,
    • The 16-petalled lotus-flower in the region of the larynx;
    • The 12-petalled lotus-flower in the neighbourhood of the heart;
    • The 8- or 10-petalled lotus-flower in the region of the stomach;
    • A 6- and a 4-petalled lotus-flower are to be found lower down.
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    • and a tropical climate prevailed. Who is it that brings all this about?
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    • intermingled. The physical body of the mother surrounds the physical body
    • quite naturally, so that the child will believe before it has knowledge
    • intellectual knowledge, not only educational principles and insights; it
    • only at the higher stages of clairvoyant knowledge. Much more important
    • true comparison with the ledger would run as follows: each new transaction
    • ledger from doing new business, so in life a man is not hindered from
    • redemption. The reason why Christianity has hitherto failed to emphasise
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VII: Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life
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    • is karmically determined if a man in his previous life was compelled
    • of the Huns, is called in the Nordic language, Atli — meaning someone
    • knowledge of it survived. The Bible has a true saying, very often
    • everything literally because through his spiritual knowledge he can see
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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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
    • no limits to knowledge, for man can find, in everything he sees around
    • even of the external world. We are led to these great interconnections by
    • What was really happening there? In a previous life the man had killed
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    • time it was a planet called, in occult science, Saturn. Altogether there
    • period has always been called Pralaya, and the period of incorporation,
    • heavenly bodies which are called so today. Our Sun is a fixed star;
    • is called in Theosophy a Round, or a Life-condition. Each Round can
    • to Arupa. These phases, called “Globes”, are Form-conditions.
    • to Mars to such an extent that the first half of its evolution is called
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture X: Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times
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    • a quite different process prevailed in those times. The whole of the
    • as it then was, is called “water” in occult science.
    • and this led to the development of an organ of sight, for light is truly
    • consciousness prevailed. The experience was like that of a simple change
    • whirled through the ether. All were still of one sex, except that certain
    • whole Earth was riddled with volcanic activity which constantly destroyed
    • was filled with pure spirit, later with the astral element, and finally
    • of that time: these were the gods who in Christian tradition are called
    • had greatly changed, and had acquired a form which resembled the form
    • airships which were not propelled by inorganic forces, such as coal,
    • 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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    • in the neighbourhood of Ireland, a group of people whom he led towards
    • the East and settled there. There Manu trained the chosen men to be
    • failed to make headway and had then become retrograde — to relinquish
    • of Manu, called the holy Rishis, became the teachers of the ancient
    • was concealed. The name he gave to this Godhead was Brahman, the hidden
    • revealed itself to him. Yoga was the name of the training he had to
    • he could not discover any laws in it. He failed to see that the spiritual
    • enabled them to understand these movements and influences. They brought
    • the stars merely physical globes. They looked on each planet as ensouled
    • among spirits in a world of spirits. They saw matter as filled with
    • come by the path of knowledge to recognise the wisdom in external nature,
    • to a time when we were perhaps even then assembled together in some
    • If people love one another, the most varied opinions can be reconciled.
    • and no religion is specially singled out, but all are understood, and
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    • it for himself alone but for all the others, and they are called upon
    • will gradually become able to gain knowledge for themselves. You should
    • will gain knowledge through your dreams, provided only that you pay
    • experienced by the pupils is called “continuity of
    • and the physical are intermingled, somewhat like a blue and yellow liquid
    • also called Yoga. Here, an initiated man living on the physical plane
    • Guru. But the pupil has first to be led to Christ by an earthly Guru,
    • rely rather on science, but have been led by science into a doubting
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    • creature may be killed or even injured, and the more strictly this rule
    • private means whose capital is invested without his knowledge in a
    • is breathing, yoga-breathing. It is an essential and detailed part of
    • air he has himself exhaled — unlike the European, who is always
    • occult schools, where it was called the finding of the Stone of the
    • counterpart is called Dhyanam.
    • to rest in it and your soul to be filled with it. Then you let the idea
    • this is; how he is led into the events in Palestine when Christ Jesus
    • feeling: he learns to stand firm even when he is scorned and ridiculed
    • red marks (stigmata) appear at those places on his body which are called
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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
    • the Rosicrucian path that those who have been led away from Christian
    • 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
    • and it, too, is related to the lower form of self-knowledge.
    • Higher self-knowledge
    • only a small part of the Great Self outside. Certain methods of so-called
    • a false self-knowledge, and, as I have said, it can be very dangerous.
    • reject the material realm, in which God has revealed himself, we are
    • or Imaginative Knowledge is the second thing we have to attain. What
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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
    • the Medical Section at the Goetheanum are filled. From this point of
    • knowledge priests need in order to work as pastors, not only with
    • the soul, we are going beyond the so-called normal relation of that
    • the so-called normal course of life. A person who is eating, for
    • relationship has become completely veiled. This true relationship
    • based on Anthroposophy, a task also to be fulfilled within
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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
    • Then, in the waking state, the so-called normal relation prevails among
    • if they are well-schooled (let us say a Benedictine or Jesuit or
    • well-schooled), will know from their esoteric background that the
    • underestimate it — they pay attention if a so-called sick
    • experiencing. Very often such a person is simply called “one of
    • human beings must know themselves. And they demand complete knowledge
    • meditation,” and they are grateful when some well-schooled
    • more inwardly detailed. They see much more from within: “the
    • really lead to fundamental esoteric knowledge. But it can also be
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    • such people and is called by them “entrance into the first
    • pain. When the spiritual being pulled out the sword he pulled the
    • our anthroposophical knowledge. After the preparatory condition I
    • to it. The person has no experience in the lower organs and is led
    • find in them what can only be called a paradox: the healthy
    • knowledge of the substance that can be used as a remedy because of
    • are piled together here on earth by pathology. Here a
    • see, in ordinary life people don't have a true knowledge of time. How
    • the board can be tangled up into a ball (see drawing). The entire
    • Time can be all tangled up; and if it is tangled up for some
    • the life of some individual. In the case of St. Teresa, a tangled
    • widely separate for some reason become entangled.
    • theoretical knowledge but really living into the things. Physicians
    • knowledge of human nature. The problem of freedom in connection with
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    • over, veiled, by the physical material of the tree. Everywhere in the
    • the true cause of the so-called “children's diseases.”
    • knowledge. The knowledge really sheds light on the relation between
    • Knowledge of these
    • 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
    • unites a human being with the outer world. His senses are dulled; his
    • characterization, we will make several detailed suggestions of what
    • could be called a proper saturation of the physical body by the
    • revealed the spiritual world, is in this case pouring itself inward,
    • organ, manifesting in so-called “seizures,” all the
    • since the astral and ego organizations are being pulled inward, and
    • ego, astral, and etheric body are pulled in by the physical body, but
    • in its pure spirituality. This is called “rest in God” or
    • condition called idiocy, in which the human personality is lost, in
    • states, with what in everyday life is called idiocy, while the
    • previous conditions would be called mental retardation.
    • us deep concern. This is called congenital mental retardation —
    • pathological, otherwise so much else would have to be labeled
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    • in one or the other direction from what can be called
    • so-called scientific culture views our ancestors. You will see at
    • experience led inevitably to breathing irregularities in this life,
    • suicide, for Raimund could not be called a fully responsible
    • own great genius has to be acknowledged — is the fact that he
    • possibilities, with their knowledge of nature and spirit, to pursue
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    • to science, there is a definite so-called flash point, and the heat
    • called water, when everything that was fluid was called water. We can
    • human being; it is an inner process. What is exhaled by the
    • nerve-sense system becomes united with what is being inhaled by the
    • contemporary knowledge, for they will no longer have to reject this
    • knowledge. The physiology of the senses has gathered tremendous
    • that in earlier epochs was called earth, the name for everything in
    • ordinary external inhalation, we see a union of what is inhaled with
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    • spiritual colonies — they can be called that, or something
    • disturbing elements in our karma is this knowledge, this insight that
    • forces modified by the forces of the so-called outer planets.
    • being comprises the whole world. This is the knowledge we would like
    • to bring to medicine again, knowledge it once had. The world will
    • will be continually healed by them — healed of the universal
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    • knowledge, that psychopaths and the so-called mentally disturbed are
    • science. It really needs to be healed. One can indeed say, the
    • led from disease to cure. And so it was that medical science was
    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • sustained by spiritual knowledge and enriched by scientific research.
    • only to the slightest degree from so-called normal, something can be
    • them abstractly. With abstract knowledge of them one has not yet even
    • This knowledge should
    • led back into human beings, and the relation is established in them
    • 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.
    • knowledge. These are things we should think about in our time. For
    • sense to be ill. One must fill one's whole being with this knowledge.
    • condition called a “rash.” This corresponds exactly to
    • But if they have knowledge of repeated earth lives, they can speak of
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    • that from every possible center, whatever it may be called, all kinds
    • spiritual life was called — and still is called —
    • knowledge of them is sought precisely in the field of medicine and in
    • activity of individuals who are led and who want to be led by the
    • This can only happen if we really develop our knowledge of the human
    • one wants knowledge. With today's passive thinking one can only
    • largest intervals for human perception, it will be the so-called
    • thoughts and ideas about the world when these were filled with more
    • traveled once around the entire zodiac. When we reckon that up, it
    • is encircled by those 25,920 years. And we can very well conceive of
    • details of knowledge one finally sees the difference between the
    • finer breathing for our so-called spiritual life — we find the
    • ego is ruled by the breath. And the life of our physical body lies
    • within those colossal processes that are ruled by the rhythm of
    • seventy-two years, the so-called human life span. And we get 25,920
    • revealed in this human life itself.
    • alternation is within the element of time; and for so-called nature,
    • nerve-sense system will be healed by the spirit in outer nature, so
    • without our knowledge. People, say, who work in an office —
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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
    • given to what today would be called physical conditions. That is, the
    • solid, which was called “earth”; all fluids, which were
    • called “water”; everything gaseous, which was called
    • which was ascribed to the warmth ether and which was called an
    • existence of their own. What today are called elements are actually
    • what in olden times were called elements were understood not as
    • the material substance. And so initiates described how they were led
    • they were led to a place where they could learn to know the
    • been led to the lower gods? An ancient initiate would have said: I
    • world: the initiate called this “meeting with the upper
    • human being is led from the experience of subnature to the experience
    • here on earth, they are led on the one side to the Father, on the
    • 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
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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
    • the Medical Section at the Goetheanum are filled. From this point of
    • knowledge priests need in order to work as pastors, not only with
    • the soul, we are going beyond the so-called normal relation of that
    • the so-called normal course of life. A person who is eating, for
    • relationship has become completely veiled. This true relationship
    • based on Anthroposophy, a task also to be fulfilled within
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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
    • waking state, the so-called normal relation prevails among these four
    • if they are well-schooled (let us say a Benedictine or Jesuit or
    • well-schooled), will know from their esoteric background that the
    • underestimate it — they pay attention if a so-called sick
    • experiencing. Very often such a person is simply called “one of
    • human beings must know themselves. And they demand complete knowledge
    • meditation,” and they are grateful when some well-schooled
    • more inwardly detailed. They see much more from within: “the
    • really lead to fundamental esoteric knowledge. But it can also be
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    • such people and is called by them “entrance into the first
    • pain. When the spiritual being pulled out the sword he pulled the
    • our anthroposophical knowledge. After the preparatory condition I
    • to it. The person has no experience in the lower organs and is led
    • find in them what can only be called a paradox: the healthy
    • knowledge of the substance that can be used as a remedy because of
    • are piled together here on earth by pathology. Here a
    • see, in ordinary life people don't have a true knowledge of time. How
    • the board can be tangled up into a ball (see drawing). The entire
    • Time can be all tangled up; and if it is tangled up for some
    • the life of some individual. In the case of St. Teresa, a tangled
    • widely separate for some reason become entangled.
    • theoretical knowledge but really living into the things. Physicians
    • knowledge of human nature. The problem of freedom in connection with
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    • over, veiled, by the physical material of the tree. Everywhere in the
    • the true cause of the so-called “children's diseases.”
    • knowledge. The knowledge really sheds light on the relation between
    • Knowledge of these
    • 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
    • unites a human being with the outer world. His senses are dulled; his
    • characterization, we will make several detailed suggestions of what
    • could be called a proper saturation of the physical body by the
    • revealed the spiritual world, is in this case pouring itself inward,
    • organ, manifesting in so-called “seizures,” all the
    • since the astral and ego organizations are being pulled inward, and
    • ego, astral, and etheric body are pulled in by the physical body, but
    • in its pure spirituality. This is called “rest in God” or
    • condition called idiocy, in which the human personality is lost, in
    • states, with what in everyday life is called idiocy, while the
    • previous conditions would be called mental retardation.
    • us deep concern. This is called congenital mental retardation —
    • pathological, otherwise so much else would have to be labeled
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    • in one or the other direction from what can be called
    • so-called scientific culture views our ancestors. You will see at
    • experience led inevitably to breathing irregularities in this life,
    • suicide, for Raimund could not be called a fully responsible
    • own great genius has to be acknowledged — is the fact that he
    • possibilities, with their knowledge of nature and spirit, to pursue
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    • to science, there is a definite so-called flash point, and the heat
    • called water, when everything that was fluid was called water. We can
    • human being; it is an inner process. What is exhaled by the
    • nerve-sense system becomes united with what is being inhaled by the
    • contemporary knowledge, for they will no longer have to reject this
    • knowledge. The physiology of the senses has gathered tremendous
    • that in earlier epochs was called earth, the name for everything in
    • ordinary external inhalation, we see a union of what is inhaled with
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    • spiritual colonies — they can be called that, or something
    • disturbing elements in our karma is this knowledge, this insight that
    • forces modified by the forces of the so-called outer planets.
    • being comprises the whole world. This is the knowledge we would like
    • to bring to medicine again, knowledge it once had. The world will
    • will be continually healed by them — healed of the universal
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    • knowledge, that psychopaths and the so-called mentally disturbed are
    • science. It really needs to be healed. One can indeed say, the
    • led from disease to cure. And so it was that medical science was
    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • sustained by spiritual knowledge and enriched by scientific research.
    • only to the slightest degree from so-called normal, something can be
    • them abstractly. With abstract knowledge of them one has not yet even
    • This knowledge should
    • led back into human beings, and the relation is established in them
    • 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.
    • knowledge. These are things we should think about in our time. For
    • sense to be ill. One must fill one's whole being with this knowledge.
    • condition called a “rash.” This corresponds exactly to
    • But if they have knowledge of repeated earth lives, they can speak of
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    • that from every possible center, whatever it may be called, all kinds
    • spiritual life was called — and still is called —
    • knowledge of them is sought precisely in the field of medicine and in
    • activity of individuals who are led and who want to be led by the
    • This can only happen if we really develop our knowledge of the human
    • one wants knowledge. With today's passive thinking one can only
    • largest intervals for human perception, it will be the so-called
    • thoughts and ideas about the world when these were filled with more
    • traveled once around the entire zodiac. When we reckon that up, it
    • is encircled by those 25,920 years. And we can very well conceive of
    • details of knowledge one finally sees the difference between the
    • finer breathing for our so-called spiritual life — we find the
    • ego is ruled by the breath. And the life of our physical body lies
    • within those colossal processes that are ruled by the rhythm of
    • seventy-two years, the so-called human life span. And we get 25,920
    • revealed in this human life itself.
    • alternation is within the element of time; and for so-called nature,
    • nerve-sense system will be healed by the spirit in outer nature, so
    • without our knowledge. People, say, who work in an office —
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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
    • given to what today would be called physical conditions. That is, the
    • solid, which was called “earth”; all fluids, which were
    • called “water”; everything gaseous, which was called
    • which was ascribed to the warmth ether and which was called an
    • existence of their own. What today are called elements are actually
    • what in olden times were called elements were understood not as
    • the material substance. And so initiates described how they were led
    • they were led to a place where they could learn to know the
    • been led to the lower gods? An ancient initiate would have said: I
    • world: the initiate called this “meeting with the upper
    • human being is led from the experience of subnature to the experience
    • here on earth, they are led on the one side to the Father, on the
    • 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
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • in such a way that when a letter was sounded it called up in the soul
    • enabled the soul to call up imaginal pictures which were not wholly
    • the first letter, called forth the weaving of the habitation in substance;
    • Beings called in Genesis the Elohim, reflecting within themselves.
    • these cosmic Beings, who are called in Genesis the Elohim, musing in
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • scientific knowledge we call to mind what it was that, after its passage
    • described. The character of the sound resembling our B, called forth
    • think of all these streams of force as filled with the three
    • called up in our own souls. Thus we may think of the Elohim as
    • Elohim, as if they resembled man. Nevertheless in their case too we
    • first verse of the Bible is called ha'arets — earth.
    • so on. They are usually called etheric states, and we have always
    • Let us think of what we have called tohu wabohu in its
    • lies the lofty discipline which led the sage to the pictures which
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • knowledge, clairvoyant perception, would have been needed for their
    • prevailed in this planet of warmth, and which brought about and
    • light into space. Our planetary evolution, as I have called it,
    • individualised as on our earth today. I have expressly called
    • this irradiation from without? It enabled processes to be
    • human knowledge was still at a very childish level! A fine
    • knowledge to which we can raise ourselves! Must we not ascribe to
    • something was being infused into evolution which finally revealed
    • longer lost, no longer inwardly shrivelled, but on the contrary he
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • modern scientific knowledge seems pretty amateurish. I do intend one
    • lectures, of which the first will be called: How can Anthroposophy be
    • between our various elements, but that he has no knowledge of any
    • call the earth element proper — what we have called the
    • in Genesis to indicate that life-ether thrilled through the mass and
    • knowledge. It is all there if we know how to interpret it. It is a
    • investigation has enabled us to say. That is the remarkable
    • consonance to which I called attention yesterday, when what we can
    • called Elohim. Thus the Elohim are lofty, sublime spiritual Beings
    • account by the Beings whom we have called the Archai, or the Spirits
    • God called the light Day. This is a real stumbling-block for the
    • these powers, these Beings, they called Aeons. By these Aeons they do
    • thing elsewhere concealed in a verbal resemblance. In the Aryan
    • Personality, or Principalities, are the same as those called in
    • there too I called the Archai Time-Spirits, and described how they
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    • of Genesis we are told that darkness prevailed over the elementary
    • For those whose knowledge of physics would qualify them to understand
    • knowledge of occultism would perhaps equip them to understand the
    • apparition called “matter,” there is in actual fact
    • of space is filled out with something of a soul-spiritual nature,
    • night, is a later form of what is called darkness in Genesis. None of
    • many cosmic mysteries concealed, which can well be pondered for a
    • And God called the light Day (yom), and the darkness He called
    • commentators who have reached the point of acknowledging that the
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    • itself primarily to our faculty of knowledge, is maya, or
    • which it developed on Saturn it too has struggled through all these
    • existence called these Spirits Thrones, because they built thrones
    • become revealed as the solid matter we see around us. In the act of
    • knowledge that in the gathering of the clouds, in that unique process
    • Spirits of Wisdom may be enabled to accumulate into clouds. In the
    • 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
    • I have often called
    • pictorial perception which filled space. That was how he perceived
    • called for the whole evolutionary transition from the Moon to the
    • earth, called for an entirely different kind of cleavage in our
    • waters ... and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the
    • insight into the composition of what are called the first and second
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • the story of creation according to Genesis is to be reconciled with
    • And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam calledCh. II, v.19
    • word called forth in the soul of the Hebrew sage a mental picture
    • be clothed in a body. At the end of what is called in the Bible the
    • At the time of the fifth day of creation the earth was filled with
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    • spiritual beings, in this detailed study of the seven days of creation
    • withdrew from the earth, which the Elohim called
    • region of the planets; there they had settled and there they
    • earth, its forces, which otherwise would have led to the death of the
    • enabled man to assume his proper nature were none other than the very
    • sun, man was enabled to remain with the earth and to preserve his own
    • within it — it would have cracked and crumbled into lumps of
    • when it has fulfilled its task — it will crumble into cosmic
    • startling discoveries we have already made have filled us with
    • could say: “There is streaming into us as knowledge, as wisdom,
    • Elohim and of Jahve-Elohim. By what name could they have called those
    • knowledge of it?
    • could they have had for them — unless it were one which filled
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    • coincided with the cosmic event which we have called the advancement
    • nature which enabled him to become a mature being. Had he come down
    • tradition no longer matter, because knowledge of the truth enables
    • called “God,” and Jahve-Elohim called “the Lord
    • 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
    • and more veiled and hidden from the materialistic view of the world
    • familiar with their knowledge and their conception of the world. He
    • this event attained knowledge of cosmic happenings lying behind the
    • one. The life of Christ Jesus was completely filled with the presence
    • 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
    • the Easter festival. In our own time a book entitled “The Essence
    • work, a tendency towards a scientific knowledge that is adapted to the
    • should go further and develop into a knowledge of the super-sensible
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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
    • principle that had prevailed — and necessarily so — in
    • 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
    • be revealed in its essence and purity if the possibility of
    • 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
    • been concealed for a time under the mantle of tradition now came to
    • At the same time they have not yet themselves kindled the light which
    • 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
    • of Easter Sunday, when the stone or the stones are rolled away.
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    • past, the idea of a world-body peopled by a humanity forming one whole
    • systems installed, cheques made out and cashed, all over the globe,
    • deeply entangled in it.
    • earth, so must knowledge of the spirit be the soul that extends over
    • movement dedicated to the cultivation of spiritual knowledge.
    • soul may be called a deep and intimate understanding in regard to
    • place of what led in past times to bitterest conflict and disharmony
    • religions are set forth? Although it is not acknowledged, the basis of
    • tenets of belief that have been instilled into the hearts of men
    • from the realm of man and are called Bodhisattvas. Herein lies the
    • knowledge and understanding of these Beings.
    • death, He gave them the certain knowledge of the power that had
    • Christianity the Event that was fulfilled in majestic isolation on
    • mankind would have been more and more entangled in the forces which
    • could the overcoming of what was then instilled into the human soul be
    • such knowledge was cultivated in the Rosicrucian Schools. It was known
    • there that together with such knowledge, peace draws into the souls of
    • receive such knowledge.
    • Mystery of Golgotha was fulfilled. Whether actually in incarnation or
    • us a glimpse, the power of peace will then have prevailed on the
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    • can be understood only in the light of the knowledge that in the head
    • spiritual qualities. Just as we see the spiritual reality expelled by
    • Mystery of Birth, the Christmas Mystery once revealed in such glory,
    • those sentimentalities which revelled in hymns and songs about the
    • earthly theories, but is comprehensible to spiritual knowledge, to
    • 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
    • them in dramatic imagery, they were led at last before the figure of
    • 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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    • times in any way resembled the meeting between two men incarnate in
    • Whatever vision, whatever perceptive knowledge they possessed was
    • imparted many aspects of knowledge, truths in profusion, but they
    • after them — it was unnecessary to have knowledge of the facts of
    • he possessed an instinctive clairvoyance which enabled him to commune,
    • physical body; and because he could say with certain knowledge, ‘An
    • tragedy. The knowledge received by men from their earliest, divine
    • themselves to a few specially prepared pupils or men of knowledge, to
    • themselves for the first time acquired inner knowledge of the mystery
    • acquiring knowledge in this external way, but knowledge so gained is
    • enabled men, until the fourth century A.D., to
    • birth and death. He was able to convey to them the knowledge that in
    •  “selves can be filled if only you can attain the insight that
    • stronger force in me than when I claim to have knowledge of what can
    • generally acknowledged, traditional tenets of religion than of one who
    • was the sequel to it, that through this knowledge they were brought to
    • acquired through brain-knowledge, that is, through the intellectual,
    • cogitated knowledge which uses the brain as its instrument. It can
    • nature comes to the help of man, through the kind of knowledge that
    • sacred books. Real and fundamental knowledge of the divine nature of
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    • knowledge of the Spiritual it is in a sense an actual fact, that
    • Bible; the so-called ‘Silver Codex,’ consisting of the four Gospels
    • in Wagner's. Siegfried is killed by a thrust between his
    • 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
    • outlines of objects, and also the tones resounding from them, revealed
    • human kingdoms, at night the whole space around him was filled with
    • wandered across to the East and settled there, the ancient memories
    • what is called the “Holy Night,” he was able to see through
    • knowledge under the guardianship of the Priests of Hermes in Egypt, of
    • physical body was that he might gain knowledge of the external world,
    • to him is knowledge of the spiritual world, it is essential that
    • between the religious life and the life of knowledge must never be
    • all knowledge, all art, all life. And if we remind ourselves of what
    • Their reality will have already paled long before man's existence on
    • 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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    • the Easter tidings, the light kindled by the Easter Festival, are
    • through higher knowledge. The Easter Festival is an outer sign of this
    • now called Easter — and it was celebrated far and wide among
    • thus instilled into the human soul in olden times had to be proclaimed
    • knowledge into ever-widening circles. To-day we will look back into
    • telling of how the Power, which was later called Christ, made Himself
    • The God Who appeared later on in a human body and Who fulfilled the
    • ages of antiquity, and His divine Being is revealed in many diverse
    • kindled in the external world by the elements of nature and the warmth
    • Thoughts are kindled in him in a way that applies to no other being
    • Let us look back once again to the knowledge proclaimed by ancient
    • spiritualised physical body is called Atma or Atman (Atem
    • room are revealed in all their splendour. So it can be for a man who
    • darkness. But when the light that streams from Golgotha is kindled,
    • itself expanding into the universe, becoming more and more filled with
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    • mysteriously concealed. Furthermore, it was predicted that a great
    • on Sinai, an outer sign of the Divine Power was revealed to Moses; but
    • recognised in the radiance of heavenly fire the One Who had fulfilled
    • Christ revealed Himself from the spiritualised fire. Matter
    • observation of life the Buddha is led to the realisation: To be
    • longer suffer because of what they are compelled to renounce; for if
    • errors of his ego. But when he had wrestled through, when his etheric
    • knowledge, the lives of Francis of Assisi and Elisabeth of
    • called in this way by the onworking Christ Power to bear this mighty
    • spiritual fire. For it is indeed true that as the Christ was revealed
    • revealed to us in a spiritualised fire of the future. He is with
    • Christ was led to Golgotha in order that He might lift matter again to
    • without meaning that Faust is called back by the Easter bells from the
    • where the ennobled elements of humanity are in safe keeping.
    • in the Christ-light which was revealed to Paul on the road to
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    • encounters, and which led towards the foundation, eleven years later,
    • revealed to mankind in times relatively near to our own.
    • into the significance of what was revealed to mankind in these
    • civilisation. Something all-embracing, grand, universal, is revealed
    • into it, that a man is enabled to conform to the norms, the laws,
    • it. That is the second revelation given to mankind; they are enabled
    • speak: they have gained knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha through
    • 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.
    • Further out we find the so-called etheric body, and still further
    • Many of those who, on account of their so-called scientific
    • 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,
    • believe what I know for certain.” Knowledge is the only
    • deeper force than faith. And just as we are cradled in a body of
    • faith, which from another aspect can be called the astral body, so are
    • we cradled also in a body of love, or, as in Spiritual Science we
    • called it, the etheric body, the body of life-forces. For the chief
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    • people no longer have any real knowledge. To-day modern men generally
    • when awake to become conscious of these bonds. Having no knowledge of
    • However, knowledge of what is going on in the depths of the soul can
    • dream-experiences. Another thing is the knowledge that passing through
    • actual objective occurrence to be veiled in accordance with the
    • cannot happen because all knowledge of these forces is refused. Not to
    • fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch, the Graeco-Latin, as it is called.
    • and knowledge of the world. But at the same time it was the epoch in
    • kind, believed by the monists to be knowledge. We cannot describe
    • different form — different even from that which can be called
    • with an intelligence that is crippled, so that immorality and
    • greatest teacher of the good. For that reason he has been called in
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    • our gaze to a knowledge of the spiritual world, which stands more or
    • from the thought that the knowledge which can be assimilated and the
    • transcends external nature, very soon knowledge will arise of how
    • world extend may be concealed, they do extend into the human being.
    • that by means of ordinary knowledge, we can really know but very
    • 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
    • physical world we must have knowledge, and not only knowledge but
    • we do not know of man through mere physical knowledge, but which we
    • must realise through that other knowledge which we have to assimilate
    • similarly ruled and regulated. In this respect — to become aware
    • everything about himself and who he was. He traveled, as one might
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment
    • to a closer knowledge of what it signifies to be so connected with the
    • secret which is revealed to us. We remember all our night-life. This
    • when that is settled, one presently learns it again from another
    • knowledge when they descend to earth again in their next incarnation.
    • too, is Cosmic Wisdom, for these souls are thus filled with that which
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    • the help of those no longer assailed from the physical plane, those
    • strengthened by the knowledge that we must thank our departed friends
    • feel that great connections lie concealed behind such events as those
    • upheld among the so-called ‘normal’ people of to-day. And
    • and again leveled against us that with the accepted means of cognition
    • 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
    • kindled through that panoramic review of our last earth-life which
    • our field of vision is filled with that which we have undergone
    • called the Kamaloka life. This life follows. It is of such a nature
    • perhaps feel sorry for the dead man, but that is quite uncalled for;
    • if a man is led in very early youth through the gate of death, let us
    • an exceptional number of men are led in abnormal fashion through the
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    • etheric body than he does now, and that knowledge is not utterly lost.
    • knowledge of the inner human organisation which is concealed in his
    • 180o, I have the knowledge of this through the etheric
    • educational development consists in bringing out the concealed wisdom
    • culture. This personal assimilation causes knowledge to become our
    • knowledge is then our own: we have it for ourselves. This holds good
    • friend. Such knowledge would naturally change life utterly, but for
    • unconsciously it does already use its knowledge), but it is a
    • knowledge that really is very little noticed in the connections of
    • willed, actually willed by the astral body. Even if a man is run over
    • exists in the astral body a true thought, I mean a kind of knowledge
    • inconceivable knowledge of the connections of life will stream out of
    • the Ego. But this knowledge is already now within us and the evolution
    • rests a widely extended earthly knowledge, which is in the etheric
    • body. Behind this again rests a clairvoyant knowledge which is already
    • in the astral body, and a still more clairvoyant knowledge which is in
    • ways, of a man who in early youth is led through the gates of death
    • perceived when the man, who has been killed by a shell, gazes on his
    • it that of the so-called ‘concept of being.’ And to-day
    • the strictest sense of the words. Something else must be mingled with
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    • the life led by man as a soul between death and rebirth, and the life
    • solved if we have the courage to approach what may be called the
    • physical bodies can be perceived by the so-called dead, and
    • 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!
    • extraordinary wise knowledge of the whole setting of our life. It is
    • others, perhaps because we cannot do otherwise, or are led away first
    • that something actually takes place through the help of the so-called
    • inner life ceases to flow, when we become wrinkled and things change
    • already formed and chiseled out, it has a great many inner formations
    • wrinkled, the etheric body becomes chubby and again becomes an image
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    • human life, one discovers wisdom in the so-called accident, but a
    • belongs; to which he belongs with the concealed parts of his being,
    • power of thought to gain knowledge of the things and events of the
    • which is concealed in us, which lives within our physical covering
    • fountain of all human knowledge, that which, as carried on by us,
    • It is called Hofrat Eysenhardt. It is really one of the best
    • holding one of his waving arms, led the accused away, his fury broke
    • insufficient knowledge of the law they had not enough experience to
    • connection with them and guided by a dim instinct, he is led to commit
    • is revealed to him. Naturally it is not revealed to him in the same
    • symptom could this man, who had never been led astray and who was
    • could be recalled so easily. Just consider how interesting it is that
    • are such connections behind life. Only he clothes the knowledge in the
    • in what we have always called Kamaloka, after having caused an
    • regarded it as meritorious that he prevailed against the sophistry of
    • which this part of the spiritual world unveiled itself to him. But now
    • could see the spiritual events in which man is entangled. Exoterically
    • not have revealed themselves to him; and all this would have remained
    • through the knowledge of nature, turning them over and over again in
    • Gate of Death. I know there is something in me which has prevailed
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    • papier-maché, and which is not filled with all that the soul
    • Cosmic elements, we are enabled to create the organ by means of which
    • from the belief in authority, it has not led each man to think more
    • 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,’
    • perception, and of what the so-called critical progressive thought has
    • but merely words, words, words. Humanity finds itself entangled in the
    • followers of Fritz Mauthner has written a brochure called
    • remarkable thinkers.’ But they are entangled in the thought of
    • 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
    • This ‘journeying along the path of knowledge,’ this constant
    • knowledge as has been laid down, is utterly lacking to these men. It
    • beholds the external world with Lucifer he is led to Ahriman. He then
    • catacombs, concealed and despised, now fills the world. And the
    • not admit of spiritual knowledge must live in error. It is
    • him, from his Bible knowledge.’ Yes but there is indeed a plan in
    • for us to know these things and to have practical knowledge of them.
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    • into the cavity of the body. This is called the sympathetic nervous
    • became visible to themselves. By means of the so-called Kundalini Fire
    • the full significance is revealed.
    • 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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    • Wisdom, which is also called Word, and thirdly Will. When we speak of
    • this. In a narrower sense this activity is called human karma. What I
    • something of rest, of equilibrium. It is therefore also called rhythm.
    • This green was once called forth as complementary colour.
    • rhythmical, filled with wisdom, is in the etheric body. The etheric
    • called Kamaloka. It is a condition in which there is still desire to
    • has no need to pass through Devachan. This is called the renunciation
    • Before the human being as pupil is led to that point at which of his
    • self-knowledge. Meditation therefore should not be undertaken without
    • continual self-knowledge, self-observation. By this means, at the
    • he comes up against this also. He incarnates. The old is then mingled
    • can be transformed into rhythm. Rhythm must be instilled into them
    • certain stage of development is called a Sun Hero, because his inner
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    • arranged according to the three dimensions. These are filled with
    • structure in the form of a snail shell, filled with very fine little
    • filled with little otoliths, similar to the starch granules of the
    • called Kama-manas.
    • ourselves standing before the flower called Venus Fly Trap. If we gaze
    • away and also the right hand. Only the left hand and the two petalled
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    • filled with inner power. So it was also in earlier times. The pupil
    • drones are killed. Here we have the prototype of something which will
    • century. At that time a number of articles dealt with the so-called
    • two-petalled lotus-flower between the eyes, and the left hand as the
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    • matter, the formative ether, which is also called the Chemical Ether.
    • at a place, in a condition which is called the Maha-para-nirvana
    • when God revealed himself in the light. In the burning thorn bush,
    • also called the atomic ether, because on this plane it has its own
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    • what is revealed we must assume the revealers, beings of will nature;
    • wisdom is that which is revealed.
    • called the “pure” man. Man becomes impure through the fact
    • other into his nature. This pure man was called Adam Cadmon. When at
    • actually led a super-sensible existence and brought forth out of
    • of them to adapt themselves. Those who failed became the lower
    • himself into the lion, and this, on the other hand, when ennobled by
    • annihilated, but purified. The negative pole must be led upwards to a
    • negative aspect was called by the Pythagoreans catharsis. At first man
    • and has thus become a creator, is called a Bodhisattva, which means a
    • absorbed into oneself the entire knowledge of the Earth, in
    • stage higher than the Nirmana-kayas, stand those beings who are called
    • twelve-petalled lotus flower. Not all the physical organs have an
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    • Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, in the Secret Doctrine, called Jehovah a
    • In man as he is today, his higher forces are intermingled. His further
    • standing, who in the sphere of western knowledge had been quite
    • ether filled with wisdom. On the Old Moon thoughts were not in the
    • occultism therefore the Old Moon is also called the Cosmos of Wisdom.
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    • of wine in relation to knowledge of reincarnation. The Trappist
    • destruction; a new impulse broke in. In occultism this is called a
    • priesthood, through the partaking of wine, knowledge of reincarnation
    • knowledge of Manas, Buddhi and Atma. He can never comprehend
    • The physical woman has therefore many concealed masculine qualities;
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    • the space of the physical body remains filled with the etheric body.
    • Theosophical literature a condition of form is called a Globe and one
    • Akasha. This condition is in fact called ‘Akasha’. In the beginning of
    • more material form is called in occultism, for example in certain
    • vessel filled with water, one part of the water freezes to ice while
    • This is called a spiral (Wirbel). Until the Earth stage, the fourth
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    • ourselves how it is connected with the so-called three worlds. All
    • standing behind him. Like a kind of marionette he still dangled on the
    • becomes free on the Physical Plane the more, through knowledge, he has
    • Arupa Plane. This is why in the Greek Mysteries the soul was called a
    • satisfaction. Through the ideas, through the aspects of knowledge
    • he has fulfilled his duty in the physical world.
    • drive man down. These together are called Nidanas. As man gradually
    • himself with something, a reaction is called forth. Action always
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    • one have what in occultism is called the physical body. In itself it
    • the so-called Asuras (the Archai) were sufficiently advanced to make
    • solar plexus developed. It is so called because still today only
    • In occultism what we have now described is again called a spiral
    • body. Man enters into life filled with desires, impulses and passions.
    • can acquire objective knowledge on the physical plane he must direct
    • form. So thought-forms, as they are called, are made out of a kernel
    • of the nerves stream the so-called abstract thoughts, which however
    • it can happen that a man who meets his end by violence is filled with
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    • impart this knowledge to special initiates. At that time certain lofty
    • pupils in direct succession were intentionally called Dionysius, so
    • the Greek priests called the soul a bee, the Arupa Plane a beehive and
    • brings this about is called by natural scientists ‘adaptability’.
    • Everything however that is called adaptability conceals human activity
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    • is why the devachanic world is called, the world of effects and the
    • is why the Egyptian occult teaching in esoteric centres called the
    • enabled man, animal and plant to propagate. The forces which at
    • were with Jesus ‘on the mountain’, they were led into the devachanic
    • the Earth is metamorphosed into a so-called astral condition of form
    • The human ego-consciousness was to be purified and healed through
    • had his own knowledge; he describes three such stages of
    • A being can however become entangled in what should actually remain
    • is fulfilled, the number of the Beast. Then comes the
    • karma which in Indian esotericism are called Nidanas:
    • non-knowledge
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    • knowledge including the phases of planetary evolution, planetary
    • when knowledge was still kept secret, there existed a certain system
    • three different bodies of man. These three aspects were called:
    • existence for the simple reason that we shall only have fulfilled our
    • knowledge. On the other hand we have not fulfilled our mission as long
    • done, taken together, is called Sanskara or the organising tendency
    • it true that knowledge of things draws him back. Consciousness is a
    • that draws him into a new earth-life. This third force is called
    • called contact with existence: Sparsha.
    • new element. Man becomes more involved. It is called Vedana: Feeling.
    • ever been incarnated. This is called Jata: what before birth gave the
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    • what is called Nirvana. Very much is involved in a complete
    • of anything that might be called freedom, for man is actually the
    • paint the tree, but an impression which is called up by all he
    • called in occultism: Creation out of Nothing.
    • also called Nirvana.
    • his hands. In this way his development led over into the Atlantean
    • his hands he filled the surrounding world with deeds; through speech
    • he filled it with words. When a man dies there lives on all that he
    • beings who descended from the Nirvana plane. They are called Monads.
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    • the mystics the counter-image is called Imagination. Thus we have
    • calls him the Father. Because he is so little known he is also called
    • therefore rightly called ‘the Word’, another designation is: The Son
    • unless it be eradicated by the same force which called it forth. And
    • the alteration which is called forth through our deeds is what takes
    • called: Rupa. This is because it was accomplished in Rupa, through the
    • incarnations. Every picture that they instilled into the soul
    • 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,
    • the plants. With this he propelled his vehicles. Only from the last
    • the human being. What was then peeled off abandoned this astral body
    • conglomerate substance, the astral sphere of the moon, the so-called
    • newly acquired astral body and head formation, led to the conception
    • the pole of the spiritual. The pole of animality is called ‘etheric
    • love, the giving virtue. This part of the astral body is called
    • Thus Buddhi is the ennobled astral, the Mental the ennobled etheric
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    • of this kind without this knowledge, speaks of something miraculous.
    • Ordinary space can be filled with substance. One can bring into
    • ignoble beings produced by man through thoughts which are filled with
    • in the astral forms which we ourselves create. They are the so-called
    • Kama-Manas was Jehovah. This is why Helena Petrovna Blavatsky called
    • him the Moon God; he is rightly called the God of Fertility. He caused
    • passion-filled human thoughts are one kind of astral beings. They are
    • called artificial elemental beings because they are brought forth
    • rendered harmless because it is annulled by the Group Souls of the
    • because in this case nothing is annulled and hence these elemental
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    • called the relationship of man to his higher self. Such is the true
    • meditation, is led towards him. This is what can happen during the
    • Man is called upon to enter into the atmosphere of the good Masters to
    • troubled by these astral shells. This shows itself in the case of weak
    • automatic intellect. These shells are called shades. These shades
    • in quite another way, as a gazing into the future, a fore-knowledge.
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    • take into consideration a revealed side, the phenomena, and a hidden
    • re-birth, because they have not ennobled their etheric body through
    • if he has not ennobled his etheric body through allowing beauty which
    • worked upon and ennobled by the ego. With savages the greater part is
    • dissolved, with highly developed people the smallest. The ennobled
    • us. When we have united ourselves with all our deeds we are impelled
    • eternal, the I and the ennobled astral body, now returns and in the
    • has not yet been ennobled. The preparation for union with an
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    • today, was at that time completely intermingled with the human astral
    • kingdoms. Certain instincts and forces expelled in this way appeared
    • itself and he re-assembled it again out of the parts, so that he is
    • The intervening spaces between the centres are filled with the main
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    • towards the Sun. Life was in the darkness. The Old Moon also circled
    • the Hebraic tradition is called Jahve; Jehovah. He was a Moon-God. He
    • new spark was kindled in the human astral body. Just at that time they
    • allow you to attain to knowledge but you should. That is the Snake.
    • failed to satisfy the descending Monad; hence they poured only a part
    • lower nature. They mingled with the animals. From them proceeded the
    • The intention was that man should attain knowledge. This could only be
    • Luciferic knowledge. Those endowed with this higher degree of
    • towards knowledge, towards the light. In Devachan the human being can
    • karma, man is led upwards to spiritualisation. Christianity therefore
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    • Root-Race is usually called the Aryan Race and includes as the First
    • it is called mental substance and the Globe a Mental-Globe. There on
    • called the ‘plastic’ Globe and in this respect the following Globes, a
    • together called the twelve stages of the Cosmic Year. Then the whole
    • are called Globes, and again seven on every Globe, which are called
    • dissolution belongs to a Round. Seven such Rounds are called a
    • Moon god, killed Baldur with the mistletoe, the Moon plant. So we find
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    • a condition of Consciousness is called Power
    • a Round is called Kingdom, Wisdom
    • a Globe is called Splendour, Glory
    • Going through the seven conditions of Form or Globes is called Glory.
    • 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
    • dreamless sleep like the plant and the dream filled sleep such as
    • This condition endows man with an exact knowledge of the entire world.
    • become further developed in the so-called Races. Thus gradually
    • utterly destroyed. This was called the measure of things. Everything
    • think away the qualities induced by the senses and the world filled
    • imagines a world filled with such thought-seeds. This formless world
    • assembled together in one single circle. When one thinks of them as
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    • also be called a Kingdom, and the Fourth Round on the Earth we call
    • evolution. Humanity entered into a dark age. This dark age is called
    • The whole Earth was filled with these; it was as though one were
    • looking into a great model filled [with] small crystals. Present within
    • time the main body actually trailed around with it two such sacks.
    • into the ennobled animality he could not have fallen into error. He
    • evolution. It will become solid when the God Mercury has fulfilled his
    • since then we have filled up. In the next Round their content will
    • filled with feeling and perception to go out from himself as pure
    • conditions of the Rounds are also called conditions of life, because
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    • a planetary chain. They are called the three Logoi. The Third Logos
    • Logos is also often called the One who is immanent in things, the
    • Forms of beings are fashioned. This is called the work of the Third
    • the head what may be called a focal point is formed through which the
    • place is already enclosed within the head and it is filled with the
    • consciousness in fire, to whom we cause pain when fire is kindled, for
    • hand, and a sylph is called into existence. Sign, grip and word of the
    • Among the Indians the king of the gnomes is called Kshiti, the highest
    • again the grotesque astral beings that he has bungled, otherwise they
    • wrongly brought up, spoiled with sweets and so on. This not only
    • later in life the opposite qualities are not called up consciously,
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    • appear. If one concentrates on the solar plexus one is led to the
    • Man himself had called forth the element of fire in that he had become
    • be called evil. Then comes the Sixth Root-Race. The Fifth Root-Race is
    • wisdom was revealed to the ancient Indians by the Rishis. The second
    • usual scientific knowledge.
    • beings today is merely a kind of knowledge will become actual reality,
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    • ...]. These events are called the battle between the hosts of the
    • so-called upper classes as opposed to the poverty-striken lower
    • esoteric knowledge. This consists of rightly perceiving how the
    • the knowledge of such relationships. It was foreseen that the threat
    • their power, through knowledge of certain relationships, to connect
    • up the illness. The black magician can make use of this knowledge to
    • before man advanced to this process of breathing, he inhaled and
    • exhaled warmth, transforming this into the circulation of the warm
    • spirit was called: Air, Wind = Pneuma. Pneuma means a current of air
    • 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
    • being of our plant kingdom did nitrogen become mingled with oxygen.
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    • The so-called laws of nutrition in the various civilisations appear at
    • of knowledge and wisdom, but we must strictly bear in mind that our
    • so-called mental illnesses. They have their special methods. They know
    • condition prevailed when milk was sucked out from the surroundings. A
    • reveals this in a somewhat concealed way. That divine being who gave
    • the transformed Moon food, was called by the Jewish people ‘Jehovah’.
    • killed animals. Later, peoples arose who ate, not only what was
    • Manas. Now a religion had to come about which led right down onto the
    • descended. This religion which led them downwards had to have an outer
    • only comes about when the plant has been killed. Again, wine comes
    • about when the plant has been killed, but then further treated with
    • who only killed plants, who drew from plants their blood: people who
    • That which Christ killed, which was actually sacrificed after he had
    • stage of development. This means that we stand before a new so-called
    • pulled by both spirals. The first part of Haeckel's ‘Weltritsel’
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    • this ancestral race, who had travelled towards the north of India, was
    • sense of later systems, but knowledge, poetry and religion in a single
    • people settled who were not yet advanced enough to be chosen to found
    • 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
    • Atlantis, a colony led by initiates traveled over to Asia. A special
    • were called Druids: Drys means Oak. The strong oak was the symbol of
    • In the most detailed way one can follow the connection between the
    • Mysteries. This is the personality who in the Bible is called Abraham.
    • knowledge of God in the stars to the knowledge of man. Joseph was
    • symbolism of the Star-Religion was now led over into the human. In the
    • 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
    • knowledge. With Tolstoi everything is fructified through the West
    • something still unfulfilled. But it is always so with what is in a
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    • source of concern. The sanguine child's interest is easily kindled, a
    • His build revealed clearly that the
    • sharply chiseled facial features, the sanguine's are mobile,
    • The sanguine, whose ego has not taken such deep root, who is filled
    • its entirety, which includes the spiritual, can knowledge bear
    • knowledge that will benefit the individual and all mankind. In
    • The choleric child is also susceptible of being led in a special way.
    • suffering to outside objects is what is called for.
    • space and time and filled with innumerable suns.
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    • 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
    • also of a higher body, the so-called “etheric body” or
    • If the existence of these members is not acknowledged, it is
    • they were doing called this spirit working actively in the animal,
    • knowledge resulting from strict investigation carried out by
    • grazing and to observe the soul life that is kindled in each animal.
    • been well put in the essay entitled “Is the Animal a Being of
    • however, the species of animal is revealed to us. Therefore to the
    • union with the spirit is revealed, a union that is indissoluble
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    • congealed spirit being lived out in this way in the individual animal
    • this learning to stand, a great deal in human life lies concealed;
    • what is wrongly developed in the sciences called phrenology,
    • were, congealed directly in the form. In man we find each individual
    • a strong impression on us — what meets us as congealed ego
    • idea, congealed concept or conception, and as congealed sense of
    • congealed sense of sound that meets us. For that intercourse with the
    • ennobled and purified instinct man creates what he discovers only
    • translated], and its full significance appears in Knowledge
    • is a very special fluid” [A lecture called in
    • an important fact for knowledge of the connections in the human
    • been made in knowledge of the connection between the self-conscious
    • must be handled with caution. This should, however, make you too
    • to a premonition of what in reality may be called the spirit. But
    • before it is wished to find the way in which knowledge about the
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    • us by people who draw their knowledge from the materialistic
    • existed the Mystery centres which really fulfilled the functions alike
    • centres were the source of all the knowledge which flowed into the
    • training had attained to higher knowledge. As a result of the tests
    • relation with the cosmos — a relation which enabled them to
    • called “trance” by those who persist in maintaining a
    • superficial attitude towards spiritual things. No true knowledge, no
    • knowledge corresponding to reality can ever be attained through
    • to the oracles as a last resource. And all that was revealed from this
    • called up in the soul of the initiate. It is difficult today to form
    • reverence combined with a yearning for knowledge.
    • as Jacob Boehme, whose first work was called, as you know, Aurora,
    • which filled their souls and hearts. They did not, however, look for
    • understood by man and lived in him as true knowledge and wisdom. In
    • 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
    • concrete knowledge of how, for instance, the rays of the will are
    • enabled to enter once more into relationship with the cosmos and with
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    • universe and attention was called to how the forces of the human will
    • these domains of knowledge in the ancient sciences.
    • be read. Questions addressed to Saturn entailed very special
    • unceasing acts of knowledge, and in acts by which the right impulses
    • Imagine the whole of our solar system filled with the Mercury-forces.
    • then we also acquire knowledge of what these Mercury-forces signify
    • 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
    • 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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    • spiritual forces, are revealed.
    • the universe from outside, the aspect of spirit-and-soul is revealed
    • manifested universe will never be led to a conclusion by discussion
    • called to this radical reversal. For it is essential to realise once
    • and so on, saying that through modern spiritual science we are led
    • again, by an entirely independent path, to knowledge that was
    • from one aspect. As long as we endeavour to acquire knowledge as the
    • moment all the detailed matters referred to yesterday also reveal to
    • qualities, too, are revealed to us in a quite different guise. If,
    • higher, super-sensible knowledge, in Initiation-Science.
    • planets, we are led more to the qualities which in a sense are
    • period between death and a new birth, not what could be called Saturn
    • many individuals who are what is called “unconventional” in
    • knowledge and experience, just as he does here on the earth. On the
    • acquires knowledge of man. He also gains experiences in accordance
    • with what is revealed to him from the other side of life. But these
    • something takes place here which may be called the technique of the
    • one side only of existence is revealed. Indeed when we look outwards,
    • nature of spirit-and-soul. And then the cosmos is revealed in its
    • other side of life. They had brought this knowledge with them into
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    • Now super-sensible observation has revealed that everything that
    • truly penetrating knowledge of the world is not based on any vague
    • all that works in us as lime-forces we are led — as I have said
    • 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
    • are minerals which give off radiations, among them the so-called
    • is known that certain rays — alpha rays they are called
    • discoveries with which, in the context of ordinary general knowledge,
    • of earthly knowledge, but only in a dreamlike way. It was perceived
    • * The attention of readers is called particularly to the following two
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    • might be called the divine enlightenment of everyday life seems quite
    • nature, and of all that is concealed in it. The Greeks could never
    • difference, a significant cleft, between what may be called the spirit
    • in man and what may be called the soul. For the things of the soul and
    • us, become intermingled and then clear, finally leading up to the
    • henceforth will thirst after the forms revealed by the truths of
    • came knowledge, but also the voice of temptation. And the words
    • It was feelings such as these that filled my soul last Sunday when we
    • mankind. Reverence for spiritual things enabled the players gladly to
    • some things we have failed to attain, you will see that we have
    • deepest thoughts are often revealed in the simplest words, formulated
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    • lies at the basis of so-called initiation and, after having indicated
    • organs, nor must he gain knowledge of this world or any other world
    • that may be called a super-sensible spiritual body, having within it
    • physical body of flesh, a finer one that may be called an etheric
    • experienced between what may be called the etheric part of the head or
    • 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.
    • called, though perhaps not always appropriately, the more perfect as
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • purely historical knowledge of the learned only sees that human
    • and will never attain impartial knowledge of the other. Thus, for an
    • knowledge of Buddha and Zarathustra. I know something I was not able
    • knowledge may come to a stop. This is the case as regards all
    • knowledge of them. If they want to gain knowledge of these
    • place on earth, for any vision and knowledge of this Being in the
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