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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • Lecture: The Inner Development of Man
    • from the original German by Maria St. Goar.
    • Recently I have endeavored to sketch the being of man and the three
    • anthroposophical concepts regarding the origin of man, the earth and
    • Today however, I would like to present a few suggestions on how man's
    • cognition and experience, and the inner development of the human soul
    • human soul and spirit must undergo for attainment of the understanding
    • inner study and the many necessary details involved in such training
    • and honors the dignity of man and the respect for the individual more
    • consideration of human freedom is too pronounced on the part of the
    • conveyed in any manner in this area must be understood with this
    • completely intimate development of the human soul, and all the
    • of human society, will soon discover that by these means least is
    • as a human being. The course that the inner training takes is quite
    • anything about his pupil's profession, manner of living, family
    • proper manner of progress of this inner development.
    • The development of the inner man is birth on a higher level. It is the
    • human soul has in the past been incarnated repeatedly in a physical
    • the easiest manner possible acquire this comprehension of
    • several profound meanings but among the many interpretations it
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • This lecture, translated from the German by an unknown translator,
    • of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German text is
    • today which looks to the very greatest enigmas of human existence. In
    • many circles which occupy themselves with Spiritual Science, or in
    • could it be that questions which come so close to the human soul
    • from a world-view which looks to the great problems of human
    • itself in bare abstractions, but must have something to say to human
    • time from someone not engaged in practical things. The Englishman,
    • not be large enough to cope with the postal demands!
    • also today as a vehicle which carries the answers to many questions
    • a truly significant man, who twenty five years ago, pitted himself
    • view of the human being, are supposed to know something. A short
    • while ago a booklet came out in Germany: ‘Uber den
    • man
    • this, furthermore, in such a grotesque and radical manner, that one
    • This is no fable! This man asserted that the greatness of the spirit
    • side, and many other aspects as well. But it is precisely the
    • opinions of a man's world — admission to most male professions,
    • the matter in a completely different way than many, twenty to thirty
    • today, very many women graduates stand in the world, in no way less
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • translated from the German original by Maria St. Goar. It is the
    • Human Circulation through the Worlds of Sensation, Soul, and
    • Spirit, which is published in German as,
    • are still able to benefit where humans fail. They still possess
    • “No, the thought disgusts me,” replied the man.
    • offer a more mundane subject than many we have heard here. It will
    • following way. “What man eats and drinks is unimportant. It
    • It was a German philosopher, Ludwig Andreas
    • Feuerbach, to whom the phrase, “A man is what he eats,”
    • is attributed. Many thinkers of consequence have agreed with
    • Feuerbach that what man produces is basically the result of foods
    • to believe that man is indeed physically nothing more than what he
    • statement, “A man is what he eats,” does not have a
    • that the body of man is the tool of the spirit. In discussing the
    • various functions the body has to perform, we see that man utilizes
    • adjusted correctly so that it functions in an orderly manner,
    • than to examine those substances that are necessary for the human
    • task of a man's food is and in what way it is actually utilized in
    • I must stress that what I say about man is
    • man to be so closely connected with the animals as does natural
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • we, as human beings, have striven for knowledge, whether as mystics or
    • self-knowledge has been demanded of us. But as has been
    • means as easy to achieve as many people believe —
    • to be worthy of us as members of humanity.
    • self-knowledge so difficult? Man is very a complicated being. If we
    • known to us as Man.
    • life of the human soul may present themselves to us. Just as the
    • present in the world, so there are two poles in man's life of soul.
    • following: a man is walking along the street and feels that someone
    • witnessing a manifestation of forces springing from anger, a
    • manifestation of impulses of will, and it is easy to imagine that if
    • Here we have examples of the two extremes of human behaviour. The
    • Anthroposophy we know that in waking life the four members of a man's
    • that in his present physical existence man is, in a certain sense,
    • we realise that in the ordinary waking condition of physical life, man
    • man actually sleeps by day, that is to say he is not in the real sense
    • the words that man sleeps in respect of his will when he is awake and
    • Man is unaware that the will does not sleep during the night because
    • Thus there are two poles in man, the life of observation and ideation,
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • Survey, 1961. It was translated from the German original by
    • exact idea of the nature of man and his relationship to the cosmos.
    • outsiders. Scholars and laymen alike criticize the division of man into the
    • many people who complain of nervousness and all that this implies, and
    • Nervousness becomes manifest in a variety of ways, most obviously
    • example. Many other conditions might be mentioned, but who in our
    • hopeful. There are many harmful factors strongly influencing our lives
    • It is extremely harmful for our time that many of the men who hold high
    • up in a healthy way. A man will not merely learn that he consists of
    • to health, and that many upsets bordering on severe illness can be
    • a picture of it. Connecting the ego, that is, the spiritual kernel of man's
    • workers and others whose professions demand a great deal of writing.
    • spiritual science. In a healthy human being the etheric body, guided by
    • whereas in a healthy man all his movements are subordinated to the will
    • when a man consciously changes his handwriting, he is obliged to pay
    • to write a particular style of penmanship and after a few years were
    • leads to many unhealthy conditions. What has been indicated here
    • however, people would soon see how many things done in the bustle of
    • This is comparatively easy in writing and I am quite sure many people
    • body. When a man cultivates an awareness of his gestures and
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  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • further the way of thinking that entered human evolution through
    • natural science. By strengthening the human soul, it seeks to make
    • many in our time the most important question in the spiritual life of
    • humanity pertains to the subject of today's lecture, that is, Christ
    • continuation of natural science, makes entirely different demands on
    • the human soul. This fact accounts for the misunderstanding and
    • concerns human souls today when they consider higher aspects of life.
    • ascertain the extent of human thought and knowledge. Thinkers who
    • easily conclude that human knowledge can go so far and no farther. It
    • because it takes into consideration the development of the human soul.
    • human body like an instrument. Just as hydrogen is bound to oxygen in
    • soul emancipate itself from the body. To live as a soul-spiritual
    • whole course of mankind's evolution.
    • Thus, what follows in way of explanation of certain processes in man's
    • which was first published many
    • entrance of Christianity into mankind's development, can be
    • that is of great importance in mankind's development. Because it is
    • that humanity has passed through many stages in its development, and
    • we may ask if the life of humanity as a whole can be compared with
    • anything else. Of course, any comparison concerning mankind's
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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
    • strength that had once entered the evolution of mankind, and that had saved
    • impulses into man's evolution.
    • we see the Child of Humanity, the Being of mankind who was left behind when
    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • spiritual world, remaining, as it were, in the childhood stage of mankind
    • until the time had come for his birth as that exceptional human being, the
    • Nathan Jesus. He appeared then for the first time as a human being in an
    • he who had remained behind with all the primal qualities man possessed
    • these qualities. In him, we can see mankind as a whole as it was in its
    • led astray and carried off by the devil, and the Child of Humanity, who
    • safeguards man's principle of innocence, is deeply moving, even though the
    • highest art the mystery of human evolution on earth and the relationship
    • of the human soul with all that lives in it as the eternally divine. So now
    • divine secrets and man's relation to them. The walls of the cemetery were
    • deepest way how the medieval mind imagined the relationship between man's
    • evolution and the primal element in man's soul. Today much of it is damaged
    • to present in connection with the profound secrets of human evolution.
    • "Behold in this reminder of death what you really are as human beings.
    • the connection between the human soul and the forms of the eternal. Further
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  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • published in German as,
    • The original German text of this lecture can he found in the Collected
    • It is important for the whole future of human evolution that through a
    • through that event for the evolution of mankind.
    • into the spiritual Earth-sphere, so that mankind may become more and
    • salvation of mankind: once in the old Lemurian epoch, then in the
    • into the earthly souls and bodies for the salvation of mankind. In all
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • same as he who was later incarnated as man and is described in the
    • being, who later sacrificed himself as Man, offered himself for
    • permeation by the Christ-Impulse. As in Christ Jesus we have a Man
    • Cosmos. Looking at the course of our human evolution we note that the
    • center-point of human development, and everything that has since
    • The human principle into which these forces stream, if it makes itself
    • of Golgotha has entered the earthly evolution of man, so is it also
    • plane. Man, in fact, only enters the physical plane consciously when
    • in that position which, above all, distinguishes man from the animals.
    • life we recapitulate those things which, as man, we have acquired only
    • nature. But like so many of the comparisons which are made this one is
    • incomplete. Man, in the early stages of his life and before his
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  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • from the original German by May Laird-Brown, and edited for this
    • present culture. A renewing of responsibility, a deepening of man's moral
    • human development that fall gently into our souls, warming and
    • Under the influence of materialism the natural unselfishness of mankind
    • of the human soul is the school of unselfishness. We shall best realize this
    • Himself once in a human body, in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. But this
    • understand the effect of these forces upon human evolution.
    • Mankind must become more and more selfless; therein lies the future of
    • right living, and of all the deeds of love possible to earthly humanity. Our
    • the greatest misfortune for earthly man if certain sections of his being
    • truly unselfish manner.
    • humanity is aware of color and light without having to think of the seeing
    • eyes shall be opened,” made it necessary to transfer man to a sphere of
    • man would have cried out, “Oh, it stabs me here!” He would
    • blue, but would have simply felt the suction. This danger to humanity was
    • spiritual heights became manifest — one might say, as a sort of prophecy
    • released that acted within human evolution upon earth. Its effect was a
    • the selfish senses in man. That was the first step leading to the Mystery of
    • The human being will gradually learn to develop this deep, significant
    • time through Lucifer and Ahriman — to take possession of another part
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • containing the German texts is entitled, Christus und die menschliche
    • on a spiritual scientific subject in German.
    • signified an advance in human cultural life which can be compared to
    • the steps we must now take in mankind's development if further
    • mankind through the knowledge of external physical laws. Spiritual
    • concerns man but which is most difficult to investigate for that very
    • being of man himself. Granted, in spiritual science man must examine
    • becoming an instrument of investigation into the spiritual world, man
    • aspects of what confronts him outwardly as a human being. He is
    • and who we are. We would lose everything that makes us human. Our
    • childhood, is essential to our life as human beings. The study of
    • French philosopher Bergson, a man who certainly shows no tendency to
    • human life. Only this heightening makes spiritual research possible.
    • even those who are not distracted by the demands of daily life, have
    • body and have submerged ourselves in the life of the brain, manifested
    • state of man when he is living purely in the soul-spiritual element,
    • arises in an unconscious and pathological manner from within, and the
    • Why is it that so many people believe themselves to be already in the
    • vague talk of “spirit” in general. Many people today feel the
    • phenomena into plant, animal and human kingdoms, it is not acceptable
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • German by Peter Mollenhauer, Ph.D. It is included in Das Geheimnis des
    • and Ahriman and that this being was symbol of, and model for, man's
    • relates the significance of the Lucifer-Christ-Ahriman configuration
    • in World War I. He implies that Germany's and Austria's militarism and
    • and ahrimanic forces in the West, and it was Central Europe's destiny
    • circumstances and considering the political immaturity of the German
    • leadership, it was not surprising that the German Kaiser and his
    • Western powers involved in the controversy, and at Germany, reveals
    • measures to discourage Germany's militarists from asserting
    • confusion in Germany itself was caused by a lack of understanding of
    • political decisions were made by generals who managed to spread the
    • belief that the fatherland was in peril and that Germany herself was
    • conviction that was responsive to German militarism. Rather, the goal
    • of crushing German militarism emerged well after the war had begun.
    • Materialism was there, as was Ahriman. Steiner admonished the Central
    • This profound spiritual responsibility that Steiner put on the Germans
    • “savior,” emerged as Germany's Nemesis and was thus catapulted into a
    • CHRIST IN RELATION TOLUCIFER AND AHRIMAN
    • group a figure will tower as if it were the manifestation of what I
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • of Mankind.
    • of Mankind.
    • spiritual progress of humanity, might ask if we could not cultivate
    • narrower senses, associations of human beings who are known to one
    • human beings who want to cultivate the more intimate side of spiritual
    • is grasped by the outward turned mind of man, but that through this
    • truths we have studied in many aspects during recent years.
    • was prepared. The mysteries were associations of human beings among
    • the human etheric body, the ancient Persian epoch with the cultivation
    • in advance. Many characteristics of the sixth epoch of culture will be
    • lacking in human society nowadays a quality that, in the sixth epoch,
    • this quality is perceptible in modern humanity. A man today must be
    • human beings in the world in less happy circumstances than his own. It
    • such individuals will experience the suffering of another human being
    • as their own suffering. If they see a hungry man they will feel the
    • of the other man will be unendurable to them. The moral characteristic
    • single human limb depends upon the health of the whole body, and when
    • the then civilized humanity and in a far higher degree than a limb
    • humanity of the sixth epoch.
    • men that what a man likes to believe, what religious convictions he
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • Authorized translation from the German of Notes, unrevised
    • enlarge our horizon in regard to the true nature of man and to make us see
    • form of modern science. It wishes to draw our attention to epochs of human
    • and to show us what man was like upon Atlantis; then it also seeks to point
    • out to us the true nature of the evolutionary processes in which the human
    • the animal world and upon the world of man which now surround us? During
    • time of ancient Atlantis the human souls came down to the earth after their
    • was to look out for suitable human bodies formed out of the material, the
    • this connection, we know that the human bodies of the Atlantean epoch were
    • human body was soft, pliable and plastic, so that the souls that came down
    • woman of to-day — or, in order not to be one-sided, of a man of
    • marked one. At the present time, a man may be extremely evil-minded, yet
    • say: That man resembles a cat. If he was a hypocrite, he really resembled
    • a cat, or a hyaena. In that remote past, man's countenance and his outward
    • shape were altogether the expression of his inner life. The human being
    • possessed it. Their physical body was far more hardened than that of man
    • transmitted hereditarily in the stereotyped manner of to-day.
    • everything has therefore grown more and more hardened as far as man's
    • may therefore say, if we wish to characterize the human being: At the
    • present time, man's physical body is extremely rigid, but his etheric body
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • derived from this knowledge, concerning the spiritual nature of the human
    • as in others, to the kind of objections raised by many people against
    • HUMAN LIFE IN THE LIGHT OF SPIRITUAL SCIENCE
    • to spend their time in hard work for the service of mankind. Yet this
    • thoroughly with the conditions of human progress in the course of the last
    • taken place in human life during this period in comparison with the
    • fundamental change in human existence and in the conditions of daily life.
    • when compared to that of a not very distant past! If we envisage human life
    • justifiable answer can be made, viz: that the world really satisfies all human
    • human being's physical surroundings, and thus the door which seems to close
    • annunciations concerning the eternal being of man.
    • opinion concerning contemporary human life, fails to take into account that
    • present. It is of the essence of the historical progress of mankind that
    • human being attain the ability to adjust individual soul life to the change.
    • Consequently it is not until the present time that the human soul is beset
    • human life which have taken place during the past three or four centuries.
    • this fact is to be found in the belief held by many individuals during the
    • that natural science would be able to solve the great riddles of human
    • increasingly aware that, so far as the ultimate problems of human existence
    • perpetual series of new questions. Human life is enriched by the possibility
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • Historical Symptomology, published in German as
    • immaturity of human facilities: the right powers of feeling for such
    • things are as yet little developed in present-day mankind. It is true
    • untold depths of the human being must be sounded when one begins to
    • speak of these things. Alas, many signs have shown how little real
    • as a simple characterisation, so that human beings may see what kind
    • evolution of mankind during the epoch of the Spiritual Soul, in which
    • altogether, in relation to the evolution of mankind?
    • from this standpoint, whether it be in plant or animal or man.
    • the stopping of a clock — the death of the clock. Death, for man, is,
    • also take hold of man — bring him physical death. In the great
    • Universe certain impulses hold sway. Man belongs to the Universe;
    • these forces therefore permeate man, too, and inasmuch as they are
    • active within man, they bring him death. But we must now ask
    • is their function, apart from the fact that they bring death to man?
    • death to man exist in the Universe for that express purpose. In
    • is altogether different. And if a man defined it thus: An engine is a
    • Universe which bring death to man are there for this express purpose.
    • Their bringing of death to man is only a collateral effect — an
    • What then is the proper task of the forces that bring death to man? It
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  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • This edition of: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being, is
    • German in the cycle: Die Sozialen Grundforderungen Unserer Zeit, 1963,
    • Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
    • The times themselves speak clearly enough, demanding that we should
    • way, especially in what we have to say today. In many if our basic
    • fact of human evolution, from the fact that this evolution is
    • humanity must gradually develop the Spiritual Soul. The preceding
    • 15th century A.D., was pre-eminently the period in which humanity
    • period of the Spiritual Soul. The task of humanity — of civilized
    • humanity in this age of the Spiritual Soul — will be that of laying
    • hold of the whole human being and making him entirely dependent on
    • which in earlier periods man felt instinctively and judged
    • Many present difficulties and much that is chaotic around us in our
    • all, to begin to think truly with one's whole being. Man tries to
    • of world conditions. Here is a point over which many are indeed
    • illusion — one of the many illusions in which humanity lives today.
    • the evolution of humanity and which so proudly speaks of thought —
    • from the whole man, when it is separated from rationalism and is
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • not) must come from that which human beings can develop out of
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • German as Vergangenheits- und Zukunftsimpulse Im Sozialen
    • many domains of life, was really only able to give a few indications
    • order in civilised humanity. Fundamentally speaking, the tendency
    • already present in human beings, subconsciously, by the end of the
    • eighteenth century. The demands for freedom, equality and fraternity,
    • strange phenomenon. I said that Hermann Grimm — for whom I have
    • upon so many aspects of art and general human interest of bygone times
    • symptomatological aspect. Among the many conversations I had with
    • Hermann Grimm while I was in personal contact with him, there was one
    • in which I spoke from my own point of view about many things that need
    • always stressed the fact that Hermann Grimm's only response to such
    • made at that moment. It was true inasmuch as Hermann Grimm, for all
    • his penetration into many things connected with the so-called
    • spiritual evolution of mankind, into art, into matters of universal
    • human concern, had not the faintest inkling of what ‘spirit’ must
    • simply did not know what spirit really is from the standpoint of a man
    • the truth: until it came to the spirit, there was truth in a man like
    • Hermann Grimm. He made a parrying gesture because he had no notion of
    • of mankind, he would have believed that he too could speak about the
    • about Hermann Grimm — not thinking of him as a personality but as a
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • in GA 191 which has the German title Social Verständnis aus
    • being of man.
    • People very often do not ask the question as to which of man's forces are
    • super-sensible knowledge by means of certain forces in man. But what the
    • actual connections are between these forces and man's being, they do not
    • essential to man, just in our time. In that case it is vital to understand
    • As you know, the first of the capacities that leads man into super-sensible
    • capacities have any part to play in the rest of man's life? You will see that
    • tells you, we can see human life running its course in
    • regard man purely superficially, you will be struck by the fact that the
    • nature of man's development is entirely different in the three different
    • seven-year stages. The pushing through of our permanent teeth, as I have
    • an end with the pushing through of our permanent teeth.
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • permanent teeth have appeared. At the age of seven these forces go to
    • sleep. They are hidden within the being of man; they go to sleep within
    • forces that are active within the human body until the seventh year are the
    • Intuition are very healthy forces. They are the forces a human being uses
    • super-sensible knowledge and man's everyday existence. Something
    • similar, though, can be said about the forces of man's normal nature,
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • been able to gather together many essential details which are
    • essential for a knowledge of man's being. On the one side, we are
    • gradually discovering man's place in the life of the cosmos, and on
    • understanding of man's being and nature.
    • When man is studied by modern scientific thinking, one part only of
    • the fact that in addition to his physical body, man also has higher
    • In studying the human being, only those elements which can be pictured
    • elements pass into and out of the human being, but these are not in
    • themselves considered to be integral members of the human organism.
    • The warmth within man which is greater than that of his environment is
    • processes in the purely liquid components of the human organism are
    • general idea is that man, as a physical structure, consists of the
    • Man is pictured as a structure built up from these more or less solid
    • the human organism as such. It is said: Yes, the human being draws in
    • whole man as a column of fluid
    • In addition to the solid man, therefore, we must bear in mind the
    • ‘fluid man’ and also the ‘aeriform man.’ For
    • is not a uniform warmth extending over the whole human being, but is also
    • fluid organism in earthly man without speaking of the etheric body
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • of man, and at the end it was possible to show that a really
    • penetrating study of human nature is able to build a bridge between
    • man's external constitution and what it unfolds, through
    • bridge we must know how man's constitution is to be regarded. We saw
    • the organisms in the human constitution; that the existence of a fluid
    • members of man's nature which we are accustomed to regard as such,
    • of the fluid body, of everything that is fluid in the human organism;
    • this experience of the void is necessary in order that man shall feel
    • weeks, the cardinal question in man's conception of the world, is
    • its own. Man receives the moral impulses into himself as impulses of
    • that is astir with life, and finally man himself came out of the
    • of the fact that man also has within him a fluid organism, an aeriform
    • in an enhancement of warmth in the warmth-organism. Not only is man
    • warmth-organism it is an actual air-organism in man. Warmth, quickened
    • pervades the whole human organism, pervades every part of it. The
    • light are not in themselves luminous, but they manifest in man's
    • expression — through the air that is within man. They are, so to
    • yet the developed plant. Nevertheless man has a source of light within
    • human constitution interpenetrates — a process takes place which
    • air, speaks of tones just as he would speak of a man as having nothing
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • Man stands in the world as thinking, contemplative being on the one
    • only consider how a man may be satisfied or dissatisfied with the
    • we Man in the truest sense. Consider too, how everything that
    • gives us the consciousness of our essential manhood is connected with
    • contemplate the world would entail forfeiting our essential manhood.
    • will operates in us. It is not the case in human nature, nor is
    • thought. When we picture the thinking human being in this way, when we
    • inherently our own. For the fulfillment of what self-knowledge demands
    • Not by taking in as many thoughts as possible from the surrounding
    • everything that can stream into man from the spiritual world has its
    • Now let us consider the human being from the opposite pole, that of
    • come by degrees to actions which are more and more emancipated from
    • because, as man, we are a unified whole, when we reach the point where
    • Thus you see how in the human being the two great ideals, freedom and
    • love, grow together. Freedom and love are also that which man,
    • Let us now consider the other pole of man's nature, where the thoughts
    • and which can come to life again only if man acquires the knowledge
    • But what is it that is actually taking place as man unfolds his life
    • part of our manhood, but also means something in the cosmos. Think of
    • it — a man is born in a particular year; before then he was in
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  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • German by James H. Hindes.
    • very deepest questions presented by the evolution of humankind upon earth.
    • into consideration historical events in order to understand human
    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • power to lift the soul to this mystery of human evolution as the thought of
    • When we look back upon the beginning of human evolution on earth, and
    • step toward what took place for the sake of humankind at the Mystery of
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • unknown gods should come to the aid of human beings without their active
    • involvement, and that such aid should come just where human beings consider
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • place in the moral-spiritual sphere of human evolution and what takes place
    • which we have been concerned for many years — namely, the relationship of
    • course of many years. I have told you: We look back into the first
    • post-Atlantean humanity, into the Egypto-Chaldean, and into the Greco-Latin.
    • We come then to the fifth epoch of the post-Atlantean humanity, our own. Our
    • post-AtIantean humanity, stands, as it were, in the middle, and that there
    • Spiritual Guidance of the Individual and Humanity) between the third and
    • of post-AtIantean humanity. Specific things repeat themselves in a certain
    • must not tempt us to a superficial interpretation, common among many
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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • say that, each in a different way, these three festivals bring man
    • festivals also differ as regards the human soul-forces. Christmas
    • large masses of humanity. The Easter festival, which requires that we
    • of the entrance of a super-sensible Being into human evolution, is the
    • most challenging to the human powers of understanding. It is a
    • festival which lifts human understanding to the highest level, and
    • particularly between the human will and the super-sensible world, the
    • will-impulses into execution in the world is brought to human
    • touches man can be brought before our consciousness in the most
    • manifold ways; and with the recurrence of the Christmas festival
    • Thus we are shown two ways by which this earlier humanity reached what
    • conceive of human beings as possessing thought and perception, and we
    • soul-constitution of man has changed with the passage of time; how
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • underwent many changes before it became that reasoning analytical
    • of the world which will be permeated by full human consciousness.
    • Mystery of Golgotha approached humanity. But remnants of both still
    • as standing on the topmost rung of human society, and had retained
    • place open the earth quite beyond ordinary human ken.
    • the starry worlds and wherein the secrets of human events were also
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  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • The Human Soul and the World of Nature.
    • The subject before us is concerned with two ideas that man can never
    • inner being of the human soul.
    • In his knowledge man feels himself outside Nature. What would induce
    • knowledge, that man feels separated from the inner being of Nature.
    • also connected with what we may call the being of man's soul.
    • Now this question of the being of the human soul has presented itself
    • to human cognition since very early times. We have only to recall the
    • a demand which the conscientious seeker after knowledge will feel is
    • being of Nature, on the other with the self-knowledge of man. Let us
    • self — were associated in the mind of man with quite strange, not to
    • man to continue in his ordinary way of life if he wanted to set out on
    • They beheld a kind of abyss between what man is and can experience in
    • of his own being. They described how man feels the ground sink away
    • would involve man in a harder test than he is able to meet. Serious
    • abyss. In ordinary life man is unaware of the abyss; he simply does
    • not see it. And that, they said, is for him a blessing. Man is
    • how man had to cross a “Threshold” in order to come into the
    • ordinary life man is protected from crossing the Threshold. Call it
    • they were relating real experiences when they spoke of man being
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • THE SUN-MYSTERY IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN HISTORY
    • WE HAVE BEEN studying how the living form of man, his soul and his
    • In the deep foundations of man's being lies the will. In many respects
    • the will is the most mysterious and secret element in human nature. It
    • The reason why the will is so mysterious and secret is that in many
    • these operations of the will are as withdrawn from human consciousness
    • But when we think of man's spiritual nature we cannot conceive that
    • Spirit is therefore also present and at work in the sleeping human
    • outer will. The workings of the outer will are made manifest to us
    • Out of the ocean-depths of will in the human being, waves which come
    • raises into greater clarity what lies in the ocean-depths of man's
    • made manifest.
    • connected with man's sleeping condition. This kind of feeling lives
    • — unfolded by the human being. This is feeling which tends towards
    • therefore leads man into the external world, manifests in all those
    • antipathies are the antecedents of human egotism. The greater a man's
    • We are gazing here into deep secrets of human experience. If a man
    • give rise to persecution mania in all its forms. When feelings of
    • the upper hand in a human being, he becomes a world-hater, and such
    • all social endeavor should be to prevent human beings from becoming
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  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • The revision was done by comparing it to the German in
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the human being and of the cosmos to the
    • An Expression Of The Mystery Of Man
    • knowledge of Man's relation to the universe, and today we would like
    • to supplement our past studies. If we consider how Man lives in the
    • characteristic at this moment of the cosmic evolution of mankind. It
    • is speech that elevates Man above the other kingdoms of nature.
    • In the lectures last week, I mentioned that in the course of mankind's
    • something that Man formed out of himself as his most primal ability;
    • how, with the help of his organs of speech he was able to manifest the
    • the transition from the Greek culture to the Roman-Latin culture, that
    • as Man called the first letter of the alphabet ‘Alpha’, he
    • to what is Roman-Latin — men of culture became estranged from the
    • lived in the people of Greece developed within mankind more or less
    • suggest descent from the Roman-Latin people.
    • to express Man in a symbol. If one seeks the nearest modern words to
    • Testament words: ‘And God formed Man ... and breathed into nostrils
    • make Man a Man of Earth, the being who had his Manhood imprinted on
    • ‘Alpha, Beta,’ into modern language we could say: ‘Man in his
    • expression to a concept, a meaning, a truth about Man simply by saying
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  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • This edition of The Human Heart, is a reprint of a
    • The Human Soul in Relation to World Evolution,
    • and appears in the original German in
    • We have often explained how the development of man takes place during
    • the first periods of life, and it is many years since I first
    • is there in front of the lens. The human being becomes aware of what
    • periphery of the human organism occurs only at a later stage in life.
    • the senses are during the rest of human life. The child is still in
    • I have often pointed out how the human etheric body lives in intimate
    • Let us consider man in the spiritual world, long before he develops
    • they are so utterly different from earthly conditions. Man models his
    • will not dwell so much on the character of man within the world of
    • embryo, of it — man draws into himself the forces of the etheric
    • permeated by the etheric world. And before man gets the inclination to
    • his own etheric body. But to say that man clothes himself with his
    • The etheric body, as it forms and develops itself in the human being,
    • At its circumference it manifests something in the nature of stars,
    • cosmos. If we could extract the etheric body of a man at the moment
    • time, while the human being coalesces more and more with his physical
    • ray out, in a manner of speaking, previously they were more star-like;
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  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • These basic human qualities manifest in civilization as the "eternal
    • and willing. These basic human qualities manifest in civilization
    • True, the Beautiful, the Good — through all the ages of man's
    • sublime nature and lofty goal of all human endeavour. In epochs
    • earlier than our own there was a deeper knowledge of man's being and
    • as concrete realities, to the being of man.
    • As the human being stands before us we see, in the first place, his
    • In his pre-earthly existence man lives in a world of pure Spirit,
    • that is elaborated, in a certain sense, by man himself in pre-earthly
    • In earthly life the human being is conscious of his physical body, but
    • physical body. When man is confronted by a simple fact, he may either
    • body. Many threads connect this physical body with pre-earthly
    • such a severance takes place. And that is why man is subject to so
    • many illusions as to his connection with cosmic existence.
    • For the most part to-day, man regards his bodily health from a purely
    • the physical body to pre-earthly existence. If they break, man must
    • it strongly present in man to-day?
    • How often it is the case that a man would like to be a person of note
    • What is it that can strengthen man in this sense of being? In earthly
    • establishes man's true and original sense of existence so firmly as a
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  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • It was published in German as:
    • larger human communities during earlier stages of the earth's evolution
    • Life of nature. But as humanity developed further, those instincts, which
    • died out. Among more advanced humanity, therefore, we will not find that
    • spontaneous harmony — a harmony between what arises from the human side
    • fact that humanity itself is undergoing a development, which constitutes its
    • With regard to mankind, a certain law of development is found to run like a
    • an intermediate period of human development, eventually giving place to
    • the developing Consciousness Soul. It is that time when man will step fully
    • find certain observable laws in the development of humanity. We can compare
    • What would happen nowadays if a man were to give himself up entirely to
    • as chance directed. Man who by virtue of his higher soul development is
    • ranged above the animals would sink because of the manner in which he
    • succeeding phase of its life. Mankind, however, has left behind the age of
    • more conscious form. Yet we find that man, in spite of his higher soul-life
    • level of the animals. However much one may emphasize man's further steps
    • human race, of this or that century. And just as, for a lower form of life,
    • And man needs to be conscious of how his own soul-life should he placed
    • This is an idea to which man needs to grow accustomed so as to step even
    • further into the development of the Consciousness Soul. A man should be
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  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • The Invisible Man Within Us
    • The Invisible Man Within Us
    • When we consider the human
    • organization of the human being is spiritually prepared during the
    • organization before the human being enters with his ego into earthly
    • membranes that envelop the human embryo during its development
    • organization when the human being attains a free physical existence
    • organization continues to be active in the human being throughout his
    • body soul-spirit efficacy of the human being during his physical
    • we have an invisible man within us. It is contained in our
    • nourishment occurs. It is contained in everything in which the human
    • conscious manifestation. Today I would like to describe to you the
    • character of this invisible man, which we all carry within us,
    • we can say that this invisible man also contains the ego, the astral
    • human being after birth the physical organization of the invisible
    • man is inserted into the other human physical organization, but in
    • the invisible man can lay hold of the physical organization.
    • would look like this (see drawing, [right]). In this invisible man we
    • of the invisible man penetrates only into the nutrition and growth
    • processes, into everything where the lower man, as we have often
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  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • It was translated from the original German by G.F. Karnow, M.D.;
    • Martha Bosch edited it. In the German it appears in
    • the relevant issues in as generally comprehensive a manner as possible.
    • many cases the foundations for the actual comprehension of processes of
    • it can determine in a mechanical, physical or chemical manner from outer
    • understanding of the human being. But even if there is a kind of
    • the human being, nevertheless, the outer physical and chemical processes
    • never proceed within the human organism in the same form in which they
    • proceed outside in nature. Man takes the substances of the earth into
    • in the substance. Thus man also takes into his organism these processes,
    • the human organism, can only be understood if one attains a
    • comprehensive observation of the human being based on reality. But
    • proceeds in the human being as intrinsically human. Even, for example,
    • what proceeds as intrinsically human in the physical body is attributed
    • of man nothing takes place which is not at the same time subject to the
    • approach the human being. Therefore this natural science can not really
    • look into the inner activities of the human being in order to comprehend
    • how some substance of nature which we introduce into the human
    • organism, or with which we treat the human organism, continues to work
    • where one is dealing with external mechanical manipulations, as it were. In
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  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • MAN AS A PICTURE
    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • Man, in accomplishing his work from day to day and from year to year, works
    • Yet as I said in those earlier lectures, that which goes on for man
    • being of man, we must pay attention to these periods of sleep. A man
    • the night which males us real human being and no mere automata.
    • Indeed if we look back into earlier epochs of human evolution upon
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • form of human consciousness — we call ourselves an ‘I,’ this
    • real man, standing upon Earth; here am I with my inmost being.’ We
    • on Earth, not as the real man himself, but as the picture of the real
    • man.
    • I will now show how you can see this picture-character of man more
    • Ego which works in the blood of man and in his movements. In sleep the
    • by night? The answer is that while the man lies asleep in bed, Beings
    • human Ego dwells in waking life by day. Moreover in the breathing organs
    • indwell the physical body of man.
    • forsaken during sleep by the human Ego have to be cared for in the
    • within the human being, proceeding not only from man himself. Only in
    • Bearing all this in mind, we only see this outer form of man aright if
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  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • German by George Adams.
    • name, Elijah, in his translated text, but left the German, Elias,
    • devoted care of our friend Dr. Ita Wegman. And so I hope that I will still be
    • instreaming of the Michael-Power into the spiritual events of man's life on
    • taken hold in a number of human souls who will then be able to create the
    • right human starting-point for such a festival.
    • be accomplished for human evolution in the course of this present century by
    • therewith for all mankind; we know how he set before them the goal and
    • moment of human evolution, appeared again so that Christ Jesus Himself could
    • give him the Initiation he was to receive for the evolution of mankind. For
    • mankind in colours and forms of rarest loveliness. We see, thus following
    • We know [for I have often spoken with you of these things] how, when man
    • mankind.
    • We know that man passes through the Moon sphere and through the spheres
    • spheres and together too with other human souls who have also departed from
    • mankind, with whose wisdom Raphael, as Elijah, had been deeply inspired. He
    • which first made it possible for man to be, and for the Earthly to be
    • Elijah, brought to mankind through the medium of his own people the truths
    • transformation of the human heart.
    • Raphael — Hermann Grimm — set to work four times to write
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  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • the volume containing the German text is entitled,
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the human being and of the cosmos to the
    • mankind is recorded in documents that have been preserved as
    • that, in addition to these records that have influenced mankind
    • deeper sense of a knowledge of man and of man's conception of the
    • impiles, when it is said by a man like Paul. Why could Paul not be
    • death on the cross in accordance with human laws and justice. Paul
    • great truths of the past connected with man's earthly evolution, a
    • modern man finds it very difficult to understand that the first men
    • their teachings to human beings — in a spiritual way, of course
    • past of human evolution on earth, it was a well-known fact that men
    • concerning the abode of human souls in the divine world before
    • which I have just described, the gods taught human beings what the
    • draw this schematically we might say that people saw the human soul
    • their spirit-soul life was not ensnared by death. They saw human life
    • only from within. When they looked at birth, human life extended
    • of this frame of spirit. On tracing the evolution of mankind from the
    • human beings learnt to know death. They learnt to know death more and
    • entangled in death, and out of man's feelings arose the question:
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  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • entitled, Philosophy, History, and Literature, published in German as,
    • original German text of this lecture can be found in the Collected
    • published in German as,
    • The original German text of this lecture can be found in the
    • written on each one of his works. Men of learning have given many
    • other highly learned man, for example Lord Bacon of Verulam, who in
    • manuscripts by Shakespeare have ever been found, they are also based
    • plays reveal that they were written by a man who had a thorough
    • were thefts, based on stenographic notes taken during a performance
    • recognise in the author of Shakespeare's plays a man with a definite
    • was proved by a performance of “HENRY V” at the
    • characters. The poet conjures up before us a human character and
    • essence of the human being, appeared in the foreground. This was the
    • the Individual human being.
    • school of his native town. There are many legends about Shakespeare's
    • while they were enjoying the performance. He then became supervisor of
    • Theatre, he became a wealthy man.
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    • Philosophy, History, and Literature, published in German as,
    • published in German as,
    • The original German text of this lecture can be found in the
    • we should include Shakespeare in the German classics. And if we
    • schiller and the development of German literature in general
    • written about each of his works. Academics have given many
    • the plays which bear his name, but some other highly learned man,
    • suppositions are based on the fact that no manuscripts written by
    • written by a man who had a thorough knowledge of the theatre and
    • performances, so that the texts did not completely correspond to
    • plays was a man with a certain definite worldview. But such
    • performance of  Henry V under the direction of
    • Neuman-Hofer at the inauguration of the Lessing Theatre. It did
    • conjures up before us a human character and unfolds his thoughts
    • not the individual human personality, appeared in the foreground.
    • new worldview aroused interest in the Individual human being.
    • grammar school in his hometown. There are many legends about
    • of the visitors while they were enjoying the performance. He then
    • Globe Theatre he was a wealthy man.
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    • Several passages in the German are very obscure.
    • Several passages in the German are very obscure.
    • The Temple Legend: Lecture VI: Manicheism.
    • Manicheanism. The Faust Problem is connected with it. Manicheanism was
    • founded by Manes about the third century after Christ and its great
    • opponent was Augustine. Manicheanism came from the region lying in the
    • Manicheanism founded a mighty spiritual stream to which the mediaeval
    • was a Persian. She had once redeemed a slave named Manes and he was
    • themselves ‘Sons of the Widow.’ Manes designated himself
    • humanity — that is as an incarnation of the Holy Spirit, merely a
    • presented the views of Catholicism as opposed to the Manichean
    • advocate of Manicheanism. It is usually thought that the different
    • conceptions of evil held by Manicheanism is what distinguishes it from
    • Western Christianity. Manicheanism is supposed to have taught that
    • supposed to have originated from Manes himself. In the legend of
    • Manicheanism we have a starting point for this examination. It is the
    • esoterically through legends. The Legend of Manes is a legend dealing
    • Archetypal Man, the human race who must mingle with the Kingdom of
    • influenced by that which stands above man. Not until our own epoch
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    • the German texts is entitled, Philosophie und Anthroposophie.
    • (Vol. 35 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961). Translated from the German
    • to mathematics within the domain of human knowledge. Plato intended to
    • Ideas.” His point of view was that Man can know nothing of the
    • senses transmit. He demanded that thought should be emancipated from
    • sensation. Man moves in the World of Ideas when he thinks, only
    • present. The paramount question for Plato was, “How does Man
    • emancipate himself from all sense-perception?” He considered this
    • Of course, it is only with difficulty that Man can emancipate himself
    • will prove. Even when the man who lives in this every-day world does
    • linger, in his mind. As to the man who is as yet undeveloped, when he
    • “Let a man withdraw himself ever so much within the realm of pure
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • precisely such a mind emancipated from sense-perception and yet
    • spiritually full, which Plato demanded from those who would understand
    • his Doctrine of Ideas. In demanding this, however, he demanded no more
    • make them true initiates of the Higher Knowledge. Until Man
    • life in the World of Ideas emancipated from sense-perception. The
    • hover over innumerable, manifold sense-perceptible forms. When I think
    • purely spiritual manner if we would really know it in its true aspect.
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  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled,
    • the German by D. S. Osmond.
    • removed from the human being in the physical world. I will begin with
    • You will realise from many of the Lecture Courses that have been given
    • us in the physical world react to our actions, our manifestations of
    • kind takes place in the case of the animal kingdom and the human
    • mentality. Modern man knows quite well that when a magnetic needle
    • develops in an animal or in a human being, all science and all schools
    • work. And it is the same in the case of the human being. This is a
    • Hierarchies, the human being is working at this whole system of forces
    • The next is the human kingdom. Mineral Nature and the plant kingdom
    • are absent. The dead's acquaintance with the human kingdom is limited
    • has contact and can make links only with those human souls, whether
    • aware of the animal realm as a totality; only those human souls come
    • imagine that their number is small, for individual human beings have
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • importance of the Earth life for the individual human being. If there
    • had been no Earth life we should be unable to form links with human
    • experienced in the human realm in yonder world that the dead is in
    • much more intimate connection with human beings in the domain of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • It is the first lecture in the series The Human Being in Body,
    • works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled,
    • spiritual work grew out of a course originally held by Dr. Roman Boos
    • dignity of the human being.
    • roughly how nutrition and breathing work in human beings. We also
    • have to deal with the human mind as well and try to understand how it
    • other day how we can observe human beings. We do not need to
    • interesting connection: Human beings can speak because they have a
    • out of their crying children gradually manage to form words by adding
    • first enters the human body, moves up the spinal column and enters
    • before, except then it occurs in a different manner. Anyhow, when we
    • cerebral convolution, like everywhere else in the human body, blood
    • in the human body. If you did not have nerves everywhere, you could
    • the right hand immediately. If you want to affect the entire human
    • human being! We would slowly have to shift activities from the left
    • cannot just tinker with human beings and their development. In
    • entire human being. For with everything we do we change the human
    • for the human brain generally; the right side carries more blood, and
    • an idea of how the human brain works.
    • it, it looks reddish-grey because it contains so many blood
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • The Riddle of Humanity
    • containing the German texts is entitled,
    • The Riddle of Humanity, Ninth Lecture.
    • concerned with getting to know the human being as he is related to
    • many people who like to regard themselves as spiritually minded, when
    • man has been given in his lower organs and his lower activities a
    • about many significant things of this kind, because today prejudices
    • are so great. Many things that are in a higher spiritual sense
    • have therefore to abstain from pointing out many interesting
    • example, truths which concern the human being very deeply but could
    • today, and other things even more. Nowadays, when human beings have
    • point of view, every human quality and activity can be comprehended,
    • exist in the human being today, are in a way separate and stationary
    • what has often been emphasised: that there is an atavism in human
    • for if this were so, and if all that man experienced during the Old
    • pathological — then one would have to say that humanity was ill
    • during the Old Moon period; that during the Old Moon period man was
    • occur in the present earthly organisation of the human being in such
    • that is pathological. A man acts in that way only because his earthly
    • condition into life. Thus a man sees, but at the same time something
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  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • Human Science and Social Science.
    • containing the German texts is entitled,
    • turning-point in the history of mankind, particularly in relation to
    • personalities who were not German, for example Shaftesbury and
    • live on in humanity in a way quite different from the way imagined by
    • most Germans today.
    • one cannot help feeling oppressed if one remembers a saying by Herman
    • Grimm — the saying of an outstanding man who lived not very long
    • ago. For this one need not be a German, but one needs to have some
    • feeling for the culture of middle Europe. Herman Grimm once said that
    • there are four personalities to whom a German can look if he wishes to
    • German cannot look in the direction given by these four personalities,
    • In the nineties many people had no doubt at all that this remark was
    • effectively in the German tradition; Goethe has never been a living
    • according to Herman Grimm's remark — the time would have come
    • already in which a German would have to feel unsupported and alone
    • present-day men were not so superficial, many things would be felt
    • Aesthetic Education of Man; this was the time, too, when Goethe
    • self-education of man, which he regarded as a necessity of his time.
    • how does man achieve real freedom in his social life? Schiller would
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  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • Intrinsic Secret of the Human Being.
    • containing the German texts is entitled,
    • ELEMENTAL BEINGS AND HUMAN DESTINIES
    • A lecture at Dornach, December 6, 1919, printed in German in
    • FOR a true understanding of the nature of the human being we have to
    • relatively speaking, self-dependent. We have within the human being
    • there is a connection between the head of Man and his life
    • of thought and ideation; the whole rhythmic activity in Man
    • represents the essentially spiritual part of Man, goes together with
    • three systems of the human organism are independent one of another.
    • them in the following way. In ordinary waking life Man is fully awake
    • states lying below ordinary human consciousness. Subconscious ideas
    • in a dreamlike manner.
    • human being are more objective in proportion as they are less
    • one division that shows itself in the course of human life.
    • The turning-points in the development of the human being which we
    • human being about the twenty-first year of life is, for one who can
    • true, in fact, for the whole course of human life.
    • open to observe the particular way in which such a man conducts
    • world which would not have been going on if the man had not had that
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  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • Also known as: The Influence of the Planets on Man,
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • containing the German texts is entitled,
    • MAN, OFFSPRING OF THE WORLD OF STARS
    • of the development of the Mind Soul in humanity — was directed
    • the culture of the human mind was based issued from the
    • Southern Europe. Now the secret of man's connection with the Sun was
    • Now because the Ego of man was destined from a certain point of view
    • human Ego. In the book
    • experience, we cannot understand the further evolution of man's life
    • the human race, those who still received their training in the Greek
    • really come to pass in the life of humanity through the ages. A great
    • and far-reaching metamorphosis took place in man's life of soul and
    • fettered man to the Earth. He has eyes only for earthly things,
    • modern science. In our age it never occurs to man that his being
    • human Ego in an absolutely concrete way. When a man says ‘ I
    • the Cosmic Ego. What lives within me is the human Ego.
    • realise and understand the connection of the being of man with
    • If we study and compare many things that are to be found in
    • from the Sun enable the human being to become the bearer of an Ego. We
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  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • Spiritual Relationships in the Human Organism.
    • containing the German texts is entitled,
    • relation of man to the super-sensible worlds — or, as I might
    • equally well express it, the relation of man's earthly life to his
    • life between death and a new birth. For seen from a human point of
    • view man's life between birth and death — interwoven as it is
    • represent this physical world itself. While the life of man between
    • super-sensible or spiritual world, represents — seen from a human
    • and conclusions of great importance to human life.
    • that man as he stands before himself in the physical world represents
    • in my Theosophy. Of man, however, we must say that in many
    • the realm of the sense-perceptible. A human eye or ear on the other
    • — this is a thing that man brings with him as a plan or tendency
    • of man, in communion with higher spiritual Beings, with the sublime
    • Beings of the Hierarchies. To a very large extent, man between death
    • is formed and moulded by the work man does between death and a new
    • we may say: Observe a human eye! We cannot assert that it is
    • us with our senses; nor can we say this of the human ear. Rather must
    • we say: To understand a human eye or human ear we must have recourse
    • super-sensible world. We must realise that a human ear, for example, is
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  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • volume containing the German texts is entitled, Erziehung und Unterricht
    • the German texts is entitled,
    • — not only into human beings, but into everything, even into a
    • the human soul, questions of history — so that riddles arise in
    • [A term used to designate all that is sentient in man
    • of the world and its manifestations do not arise in young
    • elements in the human organism at puberty. If young people are rightly
    • this I do not mean that you should make as many mistakes as possible
    • beginning to talk like more than a man. Why, the whole world speaks
    • Young people demand imaginative powers; you must approach them with
    • be diverted from all the teacher's little mannerisms. Here, too, the
    • interest in other human beings is not possible if the right sort of
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • the mineral world with human spirit. Spiritualised natural
    • kingdoms as future soul-content of man, resting on the law of
    • evolution and involution. Future penetration of man's spirit
    • the manifesto of the Freemasons which I read to you a fortnight ago. That
    • along many channels. A great deal of occult knowledge exists in the various
    • lived many times; but not all of you are conscious that you have lived
    • through these many lives. This consciousness, however, will gradually arise
    • and without it man's life is lived out with incomplete consciousness. It
    • stages of life. It is this: Nothing that a human being does not himself
    • of an example of really objective human action. — An architect builds
    • know well that the reasons are very seldom impersonal. There are many
    • humanitarianism which, while it is empty of real substance, still persists
    • members to work in the service of humanity, to work in the world
    • obtained from the mineral kingdom? You are inculcating human spirit into
    • permanent stamp has been made upon the general consciousness of mankind;
    • science well knows in what way the human being can perform selfless actions
    • Nobody knows who wrote it. On the outside there are only the words: The man
    • not necessarily be of great account. If someone gives a coin to a poor man,
    • poor man living among us has no meat at Christmas and we feel bound to give
    • been impossible to say who had built many of the cathedrals or painted many
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  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • Mystery of Golgotha and its Relation to the Sleep of Man.
    • containing the German texts is entitled,
    • the human soul must repeatedly unite itself, which must be
    • ‘Aspects of Human Evolution’, lecture VIII,
    • mankind, but within this sphere the problems of existence are
    • solution would be a matter of course. Human beings would never
    • deepest foundations of the human soul, though in a more or less
    • human being, but which must first be sought if it is to rise up
    • human nature, and we can understand this when we consider the
    • following example. A man may dream, for instance, that he is
    • may dream that we are standing somewhere and a man is
    • other man comes still nearer and the harmless instrument which
    • multiply these two picture sequences many times, for the same
    • place in the soul which the human being does not observe and of
    • and etheric bodies. In normal circumstances when human beings
    • however, enables human beings to live in those forces of the
    • human beings live in this world without consciousness. You can
    • picture this to yourselves as though a man sank under water,
    • human intellect can reflect upon these thoughts. Thoughts are
    • which are creatively active in the cosmos. Human beings can
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  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual
    • containing the German texts is entitled,
    • THE COSMIC WORD AND INDIVIDUAL MAN
    • To speak of the human being as consisting of physical body, etheric
    • reason we have tried on many occasions to describe what is really
    • meant by these members of man's being. It is always possible to go
    • reality. To-day we shall consider the human etheric body, describing
    • this human etheric body. We should not stop at the vague conception
    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • human being is asleep, and in particular at the etheric body. In this
    • when the human being is asleep.
    • We see the physical body grow still. We see the human being unable to
    • the external world changes, inasmuch as the human being becomes
    • whole extent, the physical body rests — but the human etheric
    • sleeping human being — that is to say upon the part of the human
    • process which originates from the region of the human eyes. It is as
    • irradiate the interior of the physical part of the sleeping human
    • being. The interior space of the human being is illumined by a
    • light, which streams into the interior of the human being, cannot be
    • on in the interior of man; there is no organ within the physical body
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  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • Present Time, in German, Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft
    • interprets such fundamental problems as that of the origin of man and
    • that even in the problem of man’s origin, contemporary
    • question of man’s origin — answers which lead back not to
    • world-history, man’s capacity to evolve a conception of the
    • many ways with those of the Gnosis. Such a criticism can only be made
    • to sketch this evening, is in many respects an advance upon all that
    • it. The Gnosis has of course many aspects, many nuances in its
    • not only immanent in the whole evolution of humanity, but also in
    • origin of man led us back to a form still hovering in spiritual
    • how during the course of evolution, man, proceeding from a purely
    • man’s being back through the ages, leads to external, animal
    • wholly spiritual origin. In those regions where spiritual man dwelt
    • this aright it must be said: The Gnosis conceived that while man was
    • — as man’s Divine Companion, but Who did not descend with
    • According to the Gnosis, therefore, humanity passed
    • the region of pure Spirit while man was passing through his evolution
    • Being must not be sought in the region to which man belongs as a
    • humanity, for it was then that the Christ — having held back
    • His own development while man had long since descended into the
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  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • permission of Frau Marie Steiner. In German,
    • would-be learned gentleman remarked: “Goethe was really a Mystic,
    • sphere of human knowledge.” He showed by this remark that he
    • which man can penetrate. This, too, is the attitude of Mysticism. Did
    • convictions which arise in a man when he listens to the speech of
    • knowledge in definite terms. They say: In the act of knowledge, man
    • of spirit, just as a blind man is surrounded by the world of colour
    • faculty of spiritual sight to awaken in a man. When his higher senses
    • real world into which man can enter through a higher birth. Initiates
    • “The sun with many a sister-sphere
    • days of creation, when as yet there was no human being to receive them
    • evolution of humanity — to the Mysteries. What were the
    • existed in Egypt, Chaldea, Greece and many other regions. As centres
    • the human being. The whole evolution of the World-Spirit was presented
    • dramatist who, with marvellous inner certainty, staged human action as
    • place in human nature in the course of the development of art?’ Man's
    • human heart which acts as a mediator, something that cannot pass over
    • into this kind of dramatic art. Again, when human feeling would fain
    • in human nature is in reality one and undivided but has been separated
    • comprehensive work of art in which the inner life of a human being
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • I HAVE said on many occasions that at the time when medieval culture
    • considered to be beyond the scope of man's ordinary powers of
    • reason could not in any sense be regarded as knowledge emanating from
    • knowledge no longer accessible to mankind in that age must be
    • had once been communicated to a man by cosmic powers, it could not be
    • knowledge was beyond the reach of man's ordinary cognition, but they
    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • men. And indeed there were many who applied their Initiation-wisdom
    • evolution of man. The nature of this Being, how He had worked before
    • It is strange that a man like Franz Brentano should have inherited
    • Was für ein Philosoph manchmal Epoche macht, and the
    • living, that it could not be passed on by writing but only from man to
    • man, in direct personal intercourse. Something else — again not
    • Plato and Aristotle. He said: Plato belonged to an epoch when many
    • human souls were treading the path to the spiritual world in other
    • Iamblichus, a man possessed of deep insight and one of the successors
    • the Sun-forces which flood the whole universe accessible to man. Every
    • head-organisation of man, the seventy-two sub-heavenly Powers with the
    • Powers with the purely earthly system in man (e.g. digestion,
    • In those times the human being was given his place in a spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • you know that when the human being will be able to look into the
    • out that the three soul-forces of man, which have a rather chaotic
    • that the human being crosses the threshold. In many respects, the
    • whole course of mankind's development resembles the life-course of
    • the individual human being. But things have become displaced.
    • What the individual human being experiences consciously when he
    • whole of mankind, during our fifth post-atlantean epoch, Humanity has
    • not the individual human being, but HUMANITY, and the individual
    • human being together with humanity. What does this mean?
    • activity of thought, feeling and will within man, will in future take
    • spheres. We are just passing through a time in which humanity is
    • fact which is clearly evident to the clairvoyant power. Humanity
    • the great change which takes place in man's inner life may be
    • thinking grows more independent within the life of humanity, we
    • is connected with the mystery of human evolution which pertains to
    • most intimate knowledge of human evolution, out of the knowledge of
    • what must occur if the goal of human evolution is not to be
    • ourselves from this chaos. The very course of human evolution demands
    • are taking place in the evolution of humanity. At present, people do
    • that humanity has such a strong aversion to the very things which it
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  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • THE WEAVING AND LIVING ACTIVITY OF THE HUMAN ETHERIC BODIES.
    • human being consists of physical body, etheric body, astral body,
    • little of what should be known to humanity in a near future, at least
    • with, we say: We designate as man’s physical body his external
    • first of all, cast our spiritual eye upon these two members of human
    • higher members of the human organisation are also borne in mind.
    • recollect that man’s physical body, in the form in which it
    • from the human being to the cosmos, we only need to remember
    • When we encounter man’s physical body upon the Earth, we must
    • Spirits of Form gave the human physical body the form which it
    • manner that it is not possible to say that also these beings had
    • the kingdom of man! If we cast our gaze over the surface of the
    • certain differences in the external human form. All the interesting
    • individual human beings. The colour of the skin must, for instance,
    • the differentiations which exist in regard to the human being with
    • animals differ far more from one another than the human beings. In
    • individual human species; in the human kingdom, however, we cannot
    • the kingdom of man as that between a lion and a nightingale, we would
    • notice the differences which exist among human beings. The fact to be
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • And The Temple Becomes Man
    • The Temple Is/Becomes — Man!
    • detailed account of what Rudolf Steiner said on so many occasions about
    • the life of the human soul which express themselves in the forms of
    • humanity advances.
    • Also known as: The Temple Is/Becomes — Man!
    • MAN
    • “And the Building becomes Man
    • so many occasions about the evolution of the Art of Building and its
    • life of the Cosmos and in the life of the human soul which express
    • forms as the evolution of humanity advances. The forms of
    • rented in Munich for performances of these Mystery Plays had brought
    • AND THE TEMPLE BECOMES MAN
    • of mankind as a whole. And unless this demand is fulfilled, the aim
    • spiritual Powers and the conditions of human evolution of which we
    • of human evolution, this responsibility is altogether different
    • creations of art and of culture through the ages have many things to
    • the inner constitution and attitude of the human soul in earlier
    • “Works of Art as Records of the Evolution of Humanity.”
    • to-day. In ancient times, human beings had at their disposal means of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • of the Manu.
    • This law of the Manu was to bring to
    • mankind over the widest possible area, what is expressed in the words
    • From the beginning, the Manu attached very little value to that in the
    • human being which extends beyond birth and death. Such teachings,
    • away and gradually disappeared. The aim of the Manu of the Fifth Root
    • away. For even a Manu cannot direct destinies and happenings according
    • Manu of the Fifth Root Race: the civilization that proceeded from the
    • Manu said to himself: peoples who know nothing of reincarnation will
    • received the doctrine of reincarnation, and in Brahmanism this latter
    • about by the Manu. Meanwhile, out of the suppressed Lemurians came the
    • with what is already there — in this case the powerful manasic
    • happenings are recounted in an old story of which there have been many
    • One of the kings had a daughter, Mandane,
    • Primal Semites and also decadent Acadians. Thus the Manu founded a new
    • a kind of Nature worship, reminiscent in many respects of Egyptian
    • is the Hero, the man of strength.
    • establishing what is called Etruscan-Roman Civilization, with the
    • of the Roman Republic, the people who developed personal valor purely
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • A lecture delivered in Manchester College Chapel,
    • Oxford, on August 27th, 1922. Authorized translation from the German
    • Published in German as:
    • A lecture delivered in Manchester College Chapel,
    • Oxford, on August 27th, 1922. Authorized translation from the German
    • Published in German as:
    • A lecture delivered in Manchester College Chapel,
    • Oxford, on August 27th. 1922. Authorized translation from the German
    • MANKIND
    • all the forces of the human soul; to understand it not only from the
    • unite with it all the forces of man's being. But this will only
    • such knowledge only takes hold of the thinking life of man. So long
    • time once more to this the greatest question of mankind, inasmuch as
    • planet to the Earth. Unable to become an earthly man, the Being would
    • are apt to imagine the past history of mankind far too similar to the
    • Golgotha all human beings — even those who were primitive, more
    • They had a memory of the time the human soul lives through, before he
    • experiences since the age of three or four or five, so had the human
    • and spirit. In a deeper psychological sense, man was as if
    • soul from yonder spiritual World, I entered the dwelling of a human
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  • Title: Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer.
    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual
    • Published in German as:
    • translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer.
    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual Individualities.
    • Published in German as:
    • the relationship of man's faculty of speech to those Beings in
    • difference it makes to man whether the words he speaks are formed in
    • other is true, so does man come, between falling asleep and
    • to-day more particularly of one aspect of this relationship of human
    • else in evolution that has to do with man, as we have had full
    • metamorphoses which human language in general has undergone in the
    • course of the evolution of mankind on Earth.
    • If we consider the relationship man has to-day to language, we find
    • the Greek civilisation, we find that man's relation to language
    • symbol. The man of olden time entered with heart and soul into the
    • word Pflug (plough) gave man the same inner experience as did
    • parts of Europe. The feeling a man had when he was ploughing was
    • forming of words. But in order to study the times when man's
    • dependent for its evolution on the decision of man. In language
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  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • physical life of humanity. It is by no means enough to admit that the
    • fragment only of the world in which man lives and moves as a thinking
    • and acting being. For many centuries it was justifiable to hold such
    • physical world are connected with impulses emanating from the
    • the creation of man by Jahve or Jehovah as the dawn of
    • preceded by that of other Beings, that the creation of man had
    • in the Bible story the humanity created by Jehovah is naturally
    • and that from this union man came into existence.
    •            Man
    • man was created.
    • beyond the grasp of a later humanity. The Pleroma was a world at a
    • of the Pleroma, the human being created by Jehovah comes into
    • incorporate not in the individual man nor yet in a nation, but rather
    • in humanity taken as one whole, a Being who remembers its descent
    • was a personification of the spiritual strivings of mankind. The urge
    • united with the man Jesus in order that the strivings of Achamoth
    • might be fulfilled. The Gnostic teaching was that in the man Jesus
    • centuries — and the hearts of many men in those times were
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  • Title: Lecture: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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    • The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
    • Authorized translation from the German of Notes unrevised
    • by the lecturer. Also known as: Luciferic and Ahrimanic
    • Published in German as:
    • Authorized translation from the German of Notes unrevised
    • by the lecturer. Also known as: Luciferic and Ahrimanic
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    • Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
    • before our souls the connection of man with the spiritual world from
    • elemental world is an unknown world for the human being as he now
    • worlds but it is no less fraught with significance for man than this
    • by many beings, no less abundantly than is the physical. Man himself,
    • As an ether-being, man too is a citizen of the elemental world; only
    • perception for the elemental world cannot begin in man till he is
    • able entirely to free himself from that which makes him earthly man.
    • more difficult for the man of today than for the man of primeval
    • the most part it consisted in this very fact: man was able to free
    • himself from that which makes him earthly man. As earthly men, as you
    • emancipate ourselves from what is solid in us, the moment we feel
    • elemental world. Imaginative perception will surely return to mankind
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • which prevails among the men of our time and has taken root in human
    • less dreamt, slept through by mankind, that in any case abstract
    • viewed in the most manifold ways, and in fact I pointed in these
    • examined this or the other myth. However, the myth permits of many
    • would be very useful for the man of today if he made himself
    • thing or the other. Physiological, biological truths about man
    • rests upon the consciousness of the connection of man as
    • foundations of the human soul. The Egyptians desired in this way to
    • turn their gaze to that element in the human soul which lives not
    • when man treads ways that lie on the other side.
    • is it in man that passes through the gate of death and that enters
    • battles with the assistance of Hermes — that is the Roman
    • have the whole thing once more. Read the ‘Germania’ of
    • describes them with Roman names. He thus gives Roman names to the
    • and could give them the Roman names. We find in the ‘Germania’
    • Egyptians sought to learn of the eternal part of the human soul. They
    • of the World and passes judgment when man has gone through the gate
    • of death, that is, the God whom man has to meet after death. At the
    • above all to the human soul after death. This lay far from the Greek
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • human consciousness. We know of the development of consciousness
    • in mankind, we know that we have to look back to earlier times of
    • man's evolution in which there existed an old clairvoyance, a
    • such things for this retrospection gives us orientation. Mankind
    • ‘The Spiritual Guidance of Man and Mankind’,
    • of looking back of mankind, and this looking back to other states of
    • Beings in existence, who are not human beings, who live in
    • type of human soul which was able to live in Imaginations was
    • Typhon — that is, by that force of the human soul, which to be
    • dead. Hence Osiris is the Judge of the dead; the human being meets
    • as a normal faculty of the human soul. And men were aware that in the
    • wisdom of humanity's physiology. What sort of conditions were
    • humanity at a certain period of time, and then vanished. And the
    • the course of mankind's evolution. We are there looking back to an
    • this that humanity has to look back to earlier evolutionary periods
    • ancient conditions of human consciousness helps to give orientation
    • inroads into the human being in the case of the female, since the
    • by the human being is today — in fact since the times when
    • concepts — the human being felt something in him (it was in
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • of the course of mankind's evolution; we have sought to follow up the
    • seen that the Egyptian and Grecian mythologies in the manner of their
    • structure, are derived from certain ancient experiences of mankind.
    • They are based on a certain consciousness that humanity once
    • pervading Nature, as later on man is related between birth and death
    • of the transitional humanity to which we still belong.
    • thought of as together creating mankind. We can only think of
    • them as producing through their deeds what we call earthly humanity.
    • In fact the whole evolution of earthly man is only accomplished
    • the guidance of human destiny, they have arisen from other
    • Egyptian and the Greek mythology traced man back to older times in
    • time the Gods who created the human race. Only because the Old
    • Testament doctrine makes the Divine the creator of man, only through
    • order and hence into the whole ordering of mankind, into Providence,
    • Testament. The search of many human beings to find their right way
    • course of human evolution which points in a significant manner to the
    • essentials standing spiritually before mankind up to the new
    • part what immense depth of human consciousness in ancient times
    • once lived a perception among men through which man could still
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • impulses of human life must enter especially into the consciousness
    • of man today so that a counterweight may be created to the principle
    • must be the complementary saying: ‘I am Man. I am the Past, I
    • ‘immortal’ one spoke actually of man himself. In the
    • the sense of Plato, really only considered a man to be a partaker of
    • There was no intention of saying that the human being as such cannot
    • There are many things
    • the human soul, nor even be blazoned forth as universal human love.
    • greatest age, one that brings most of all to humanity, one that
    • existence of mankind. And precisely through what man develops very
    • highest human goal. Evolutionary possibilities are in our time
    • dear friends, into the connection of man with the whole universe, if
    • if one speaks of a certain connection of man with concrete
    • The belief that the physical human being must in a certain way take
    • human nature which take their direction from other constellations
    • observations of how there is always something in man which
    • corresponds in man to the thorax. So that, speaking macrocosmically
    • say: it took its course when man for his knowledge, perception and
    • envelopment of his chest, in his chest-cuirass. As physical human
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • mankind's evolution, and you have already seen that all sorts of
    • you that in that evolutionary course of mankind which can be regarded
    • significant changes took place in humanity. I have already some
    • months ago indicated how changes in humanity as a whole differ from
    • humanity as such, the reverse is the case. A man is first child, then
    • In so doing the man's physical forces undergo manifold changes and
    • reverse path is to be attributed to mankind. During the 2,160 years
    • that followed the great Atlantean catastrophe mankind can be said to
    • first epoch after the great Atlantean catastrophe man remained
    • catastrophe. Then indeed man was still dependent on his physical
    • blooming of soul qualities, which man can feel no longer. Yes,
    • external physical cosmic conditions of human existence alter in
    • in which man no more remained capable of development to such a great
    • which we call the Old Persian, man remained still capable of
    • period where man carries his development only into his twenties. This
    • with which infinitely many secrets of mankind's evolution are
    • connected. So that one can say: Mankind as a whole drew in, became
    • a man then remained capable of development up to his thirty-fifth
    • humanity as a whole we are living, so to say, in the twenty-seventh
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • and significant truth — namely, man wanders over the earth but
    • 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.
    • concepts. Above all one cannot understand the human being through
    • understanding of man. One must put oneself in the position of taking
    • man as he wanders about over the earth, as a picture, as a picture
    • human being is a riddle that wants to be solved. We shall not,
    • however, solve the riddle of man if we are content to continue to be
    • see, the human being is — this we have stressed again and again
    • — a complicated being. Man is more, vastly more than the
    • physical form that wanders about before our eyes as man — far,
    • far more is man. But this physical structure that wanders round
    • before our eyes as man, and all that belongs to it, is none the less
    • an expression for the whole comprehensive being of man. And one can
    • say: Not only can one recognize in the human form, in the physical
    • man that goes about among us, what man is between birth and death
    • recognize in the human being what he is as immortal, as eternal being
    • of soul. One must only develop a feeling that this human form is a
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • of mankind when we begin to observe man himself, seeing in his
    • man himself, again as totality, is its solution. We must not expect,
    • however, to solve the world-riddle in a moment; human life itself in
    • The world is a riddle and Man is its solution.
    • we regard man's external physical form, we can distinguish in it the
    • inner forces of the human head. Of course, it is also true —
    • speaking lightly — that everyone has his own head. Man
    • can realize that a considerable part of man's task between death and
    • work chiefly upon the head. So that when the human head appears here
    • case of man, it is with the formation of his head that the whole
    • whole universe are at work within it. It is principally from man's
    • Spiritual Science. Natural science is very near at many points to a
    • repelled by the chapter where I speak of the human aura and how man's
    • the case of a woman who was quite small, he discovered that she
    • we mean much more spiritual elements in man than this lowest, almost
    • establish that what a man bears within him as inherited from
    • stream of humanity. This of course plays into the head when man is
    • heredity, however, and that the part of man which excludes the head
    • through heredity by being added to the rest of the organism. That man
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  • Title: Lecture: The Souls Progress through Repeated Earth Lives
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    • Constitution of Humans.
    • Constitution of Humans.
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    • or in an equivalent manner recognized by the School — the
    • you know, when the human being goes through the portal of death, he
    • This brief period during which the human being still has an etheric
    • human being is then left with his astral body. In this astral body we
    • into the cosmos of those forces which the human being has within
    • imprints of all that the human being has gone through in life. This
    • knowledge of anthroposophical spiritual science that the human being
    • human beings who have lived in former times. That which through our
    • and in a similar manner the ego takes its own course. We cannot,
    • astral body and the ego. It thus comes about that when the human
    • follow this up in the outer human form, if we look at the being of
    • man in its totality.
    • we must imagine that the human being, as he appears when he is born
    • we look at the human being after birth with special reference to the
    • the human being is really born out of the universe. And his sojourn
    • But man is definitely a being who does not spring from one point
    • related to the earth forces, because the human ego on approaching
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  • Title: Lecture: The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking
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    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual Individualities.
    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual
    • human being is placed within the sphere of the World Order that is
    • practical manner, it is necessary to study the being of man a little
    • Human life is often said to be divided into two different states of
    • human being rests during sleep. The scientific view indeed
    • assumes that the activity of consciousness ceases when a man falls
    • human activity is at rest. But sleep is by no means merely rest; we
    • At the present stage of evolution reached by man in earthly life, it
    • sleep and they work on into the life of day, into man's
    • thinking of the beginning of man's life. During the very
    • earliest period, as a tiny child, the human being as it were sleeps
    • referring to this period during which the human being is ‘sleeping’
    • man's life on Earth? Three things must be considered if we are
    • to understand the workings of all that the human being brings from
    • which the human being has to acquire, differently from the animals.
    • walk. Man enters the world, the earthly world, as a being who
    • in a particular child, but in general it can be said that the human
    • gaining complete mastery of the balance man has in the
    • animals make uniform use of their four limbs, whereas in the human
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  • Title: Lecture: Goethe and the Evolution of Consciousness
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    • Human Evolution, Cosmic Soul, Cosmic Spirit
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    • Human Evolution, Cosmic Soul, Cosmic Spirit
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    • Science in order to comprehend man and the world are more easily
    • mental outlook of man through the centuries. If we tell people to-day
    • that in order really to know something about the nature of man, quite
    • They feel that one thing at least remains constant, namely, man's
    • evident in the outlook of many teachers of history at the present
    • man has not fundamentally changed throughout history and that if this
    • back to an age when human beings were quite differently constituted
    • modern historian infers that human beings must always have possessed
    • course of historic evolution man's life of soul has changed, we
    • There is a very significant example of a man who found it inwardly
    • As a young man Goethe necessarily grew up in the outlook of his
    • the affairs of human beings. But he really did not feel at home in
    • the revelations of the human mind. And this was the real temper of
    • contemporaries, nor indeed to the man of to-day.
    • after having first composed it in the mood of the Germanic North. Nor
    • Earth can I understand Man. — And many other passages can be
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • Also known as: Self-Consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • Also known as: Self-Consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • allowed to deliver the lecture in German.
    • After many long years of work in this domain of knowledge, I know
    • of the reality of the higher worlds. As all my writings for many,
    • many years have been concerned with answering this very question, you
    • knowledge that man’s power of investigation, in so far as it
    • indeed exist, so far as the everyday consciousness of man is
    • In the realm of philosophy, of course, many endeavours have been made
    • human heart can conjecture about what lies on yonder side of the
    • the eternal significance of the human soul, of the links connecting
    • human faculty of remembrance, of memory. The ordinary consciousness
    • down, mingling with these memories and remembrances, lie many factors
    • consciousness. Many a mystic unearths from the depths of the soul,
    • early childhood undergoes many metamorphoses and that it can reappear
    • in later life in a different form. Many a man believes that in
    • from the depths of the human heart. In both directions he comes up
    • the other, the human side, the storehouse of memories which must be
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • thinking in man is developed to a greater strength and intensity than
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  • Title: Lecture: The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times
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    • Human Evolution, Cosmic Soul, Cosmic Spirit – II
    • Human Evolution, Cosmic Soul, Cosmic Spirit – II
    • human evolution, events that have led up to a soul-constitution which
    • understanding attitude towards the world and man. This does not
    • of human evolution during the time comprised within the 300
    • the course of about six centuries, humanity has been trained to take
    • human world-conceptions, these gnostic documents represent that
    • human beings who were no longer able to rise to great heights of
    • intellectual elaboration is needed, for the human being already
    • that in the course of human evolution intellectualism has, in a
    • A man with a
    • that the human being now sought to gain a world-conception through
    • Aristotle. Aristotle is, as it were, the first man in human evolution
    • that humanity gradually loses altogether the possibility of
    • connecting a meaning with what had once been given to man in a
    • fourth century of our era. Particularly a man like Augustine clearly
    • depths of the human soul, but it is impossible for him to reach a
    • into man's connections with these super-sensible contents; that is to
    • say, it was not in any way possible to convey to the human beings the
    • education of humanity took on an essentially intellectual character
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  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • Human Evolution, Cosmic Soul, Cosmic Spirit — II
    • Human Evolution, Cosmic Soul, Cosmic Spirit — II
    • of human evolution present themselves under the influence of the
    • personalities. Although many sides deny this, the materialistic
    • necessary that humanity should attain these scientific results. They
    • they were able to educate mankind. And again, upon the foundation of
    • in mind has become evident in a positively radical manner, at least
    • influence upon the general culture of humanity, may be considered
    • careful study of material processes, rising as far as the human
    • addressed the assembly. It was very interesting to listen to this man
    • and to consider him a little from a spiritual standpoint. Many people
    • a conspicuous man. That physiologist, however, was a thoroughly
    • man of the same type would stand there, he would be exactly the same.
    • birthday of one of his many colleagues, a birthday like that of so
    • many others. But he also said something else. You see, he belonged to
    • so and so many thousands of microscopic slides, so and so many
    • or the man, Haeckel. The philosopher spoke of Haeckel's untidy
    • yesterday, we have within the human being, as an inner development,
    • human being, we must say: Such a world-conception grasps above all
    • the head, the nerve-sensory part of what exists in the human being,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Body as a Reflexion of the Universe
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    • the midst of events that arouse every feeling of the human soul in
    • which we live send pain and suffering to many human souls, but let us
    • of man's future development. Many things are born out of pain and
    • feel in the manifold events of the present time, is the fact that
    • many people abandon the physical plane, at a comparatively early age
    • is that they call away many young lives from the physical plane.
    • human being passes through the portal of death, he must leave his
    • human being, who then continues along the path which he must tread
    • becomes severed from the human individuality and goes its own
    • to everyone of us that the etheric body of a man who died young must
    • have an entirely different constitution than that of a man who died
    • an etheric body abandons a human being who has passed through the
    • maintained that man's life on the physical plane for many decades.
    • to enable it to provide the life-forces required by a human being
    • until he reaches an advanced age. But when a human being passes
    • at a time such as the present one, in which so many etheric bodies
    • with the path trodden by man's etheric body, while he is passing
    • Man's
    • etheric existence, when the human being passes through the portal of
    • also say: When a human being dies in his young years, his etheric
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  • Title: Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
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    • man, to know something of the being of man, but yet were unable to
    • of the being of man had been lost and the genuine strivings of the
    • Boehme there resounds a kind of longing to know the universe in man
    • and man in the universe. Out of the sum-total of his knowledge of the
    • universe and of the being of man something glimmers which, to deeper
    • insight, seems to point to man in pre-earthly existence, to man
    • works no clear definition or description of man as a pre-earthly
    • describes in halting words the being of pre-earthly man but the man
    • man. And so he is incapable of understanding the reality of the
    • universe in man and man in the universe.
    • pictures of great majesty. He too tries to fit man into his place
    • recognise the universe in man and man in the universe. But he does
    • infinitudes and on the other into depths of the human soul, but it
    • says reveals a striving to describe the man of the present in the
    • while Jacob Boehme harks back ineffectually to pre-earthly man,
    • Giordano Bruno gives us a blurred picture of man as he lives on earth
    • sufficiently clear to indicate real insight into that relation of man
    • post-earthly man.
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man's Development,
    • Man's Responsibility for World Evolution through
    • Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man's Development,
    • Man's Responsibility for World Evolution through
    • conditions of human evolution and can therefore have an insight into
    • century indicates a specially low point of human evolution in the
    • branches of civilised humanity, an egoism of a kind that was
    • ramifications undoubtedly continue to hold mankind under their spell.
    • recent human evolution.
    • members constituting human nature. We know that the soul-members of
    • human nature have been engaged for a long time in a special process
    • when we go back to very ancient times of human evolution we have to
    • do with a particular forming of man's etheric body, during a very old
    • of human evolution in which we are still living. In the year 747
    • before the Mystery of Golgotha, began that phase of human evolution
    • (Verstandes und Gemütsseele) unfolded. Everything that humanity
    • way times of probation for the evolution of humanity. For the sake of
    • by egoism, out of this youthful freshness of the human understanding.
    • Latin and Roman culture then took over something that was in a
    • comprehension for that which lived in Roman culture know: There the
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • Spiritual and Social Transformations in Human Evolution
    • Spiritual and Social Transformations in Human Evolution
    • “a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being
    • fulfil his mission on earth. ... It represents a force given to man
    • FROM the present time onwards it will be impossible for man to
    • human nature actually takes shape are nowhere contained in what man
    • of what I want to convey by saying this, you must think about many
    • here between birth and death, man passes again and again through the
    • which man is unwilling to speak to-day in the age of materialism are
    • is fashioned and permeated not only by the forces emanating from the
    • and overtakes us here. So that a full and complete survey of man's
    • that can explain man in his whole being and the whole course of human
    • fulfils his rightful evolution, man will no longer tread the earth by
    • women will be barren; children will no longer be born in the manner
    • Something else, for example, might come about. The Ahrimanic Powers,
    • endeavours of the Ahrimanic Powers is to keep humanity fettered too
    • it like this: In clouds, in rain, in lightning and thunder, man will
    • He will pulsate, as it were, through the manifestations of nature;
    • between death and a new birth to-day, man is related to earthly
    • purpose, we shall enter permanently into the same kind of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • The Relationship of the Starry World to Humans and of
    • Humans to the Starry World,
    • also known as: Man and the World of Stars, and
    • The Spiritual Communion of Mankind.
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    • Authorized translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer.
    • The Relationship of the Starry World to Humans and of
    • Humans to the Starry World,
    • also known as: Man and the World of Stars, and
    • The Spiritual Communion of Mankind.
    • Published in German as:
    • The Spiritual Communion of Mankind
    • Published in Man and the World of the Stars 1963
    • evolution of humanity, science, art, and religion formed a harmonious
    • whole man felt himself uplifted to the divine-spiritual ground
    • rites were the means whereby the external actions of man’s will
    • impulse within it, is its true being understood. Obviously humanity
    • will have to take many steps in spiritual development before such an
    • I will therefore narrate briefly the manner in which a certain
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  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • To the human beings on this earth, entrusted to your care,
    • To the human beings of the spheres, entrusted to your care,
    • and for mankind's freedom and progress, may He be with you and
    • in human life, it reminds us of man's passage through the portal of
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • between death and a new birth, so that we were able to gain many
    • light upon them from many points of view. To-day I shall therefore
    • human being such as he stands before us, here, in the physical world
    • the manner in which the human being presents himself to us in the
    • that we obtain, as it were, a general view of man's whole being if we
    • Immanuel Hermann Fichte, son of the great thinker Johann Gottlieb
    • Fichte, to Troxler and others. Indeed, man's etheric body can only be
    • our contemplation to the astral body. The astral body in man cannot
    • be contemplated in an external-sensory manner, in the same way in
    • the Ego. With these four members of human nature, we build up our
    • us that what we designate as man's physical body is a very
    • when I speak of man's inner being. Even this spatial interior is
    • mistaken manner — upside down, we might say. Since we live on
    • Saturn and Sun periods, our human countenance, that is now turned
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    • This lecture is from a Cycle of Lectures entitled: “Man's Connection
    • The Human's Connection with the Elemental World
    • This lecture is from a Cycle of Lectures entitled: “Man's Connection
    • The Human's Connection with the Elemental World
    • Lectures entitled: “Man's Connection with the Elemental Worlds.
    • If there is a sphere in the human
    • modern man, is, as it were, covered by his ordinary consciousness, we
    • almost as a human-divine, or a human-heroic essence, and they called
    • enabled the human being to be a conqueror upon the physical plane)
    • pointed out that in “Kalevala” the human being is forged
    • time the human being was really formed out of these three soul-parts
    • form, the strivings after unity, in the manner in which they existed
    • (T), when it penetrates into the human soul. In the case of the
    • ancient divinity Jehova, the penetration into the human soul was
    • tribes — in reality, they were Norman-German tribes who had to
    • with the constitution of the human soul. In the East of Europe thus
    • contains, above all, a Norman-German element, and this lives in the
    • no longer a purely human unity, but a divine one, in which dwells the
    • Just as an individual human being
    • must be prepared in an extraordinarily complicated manner, as it
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  • Title: Lecture: Awakening to Community - I
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    • that what I am about to say could serve many a listener as a means to
    • presently developing that the times themselves demand the deepening
    • of life built on human community, a community where people could live
    • as human beings. This alienation from the spiritual, psychic and
    • longer provide what modern man's inner life requires and the dignity
    • of full humanness demands.
    • just any other present day group of human beings is something that
    • springs from the innermost core of his humanity, something he feels
    • the surface of his soul from the eternal sources of all humanness.
    • world presently is to satisfy a longing for full humanness. People
    • be called a reversing of human will impulses. A person is born into a
    • certain period and educated to be a man of his time. The result is
    • the human world around him. He grows up, and as he does so he grows
    • consistent with full human stature for a person to couple his life of
    • practice that civilized man has developed in recent centuries is just
    • that this desire exists only as an instinct in many of those who seek
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  • Title: Lecture: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • on January 2nd, 1916. Authorized translation from the German
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
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    • on January 2nd, 1916. Authorized translation from the German
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
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    • the human etheric body as it is connected with the physical body. We shall
    • must be understood that in reality it interpenetrates the whole human etheric
    • the whole system of man, his astral body and ego. Let us now recall that the
    • etheric body of man naturally consists of the different kinds of ether which
    • often said that man really only gains consciousness of things from being
    • of this is that the human ego and astral body first receive a revelation of
    • remembrance of many things, of objects and experiences that we have passed
    • case. We meet a man today, whom we first saw five days ago. We remember that
    • We say: we recognize this man. What is it that really takes place in us when
    • we thus remember a man and our former meeting with him?
    • when we met the man five days ago our etheric body experienced certain
    • thoughts evoked by the man whom we met, revealed themselves within our
    • our having perceived the man with our senses, we received impressions [not
    • light-body. Thus the whole result of our meeting with the man consisted in
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 1: Forgetting
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    • bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our
    • it also throws light on the great span of human existence that
    • concerned; it can help us solve many problems and show us how to cope
    • fail to understand many things they are encountering every moment of
    • in life, however, can never serve man's evolution nor his true
    • word that contains many such problems is the word ‘forgetting’.
    • with what we call man's etheric body. So we can also assume that the
    • significance in the fact that the things a human being has had at
    • way, as so often happens, and say that it is a defect of the human
    • this task of retaining the impressions and thoughts in man, when the
    • body. Everything depending on repetition in man or animal is
    • growth of the plant. The fact that in man the vertebrae of the spine
    • activity of man's astral body. So we can say that everything
    • this etheric body, and man has it too. Of course there can be no
    • plant's etheric body and man's, which, in addition to the qualities
    • between a plant and a human being. Imagine planting a seed in the
    • with man? Up to a point this is certainly so, but only up to a
    • certain point. When a human being arises out of the embryo we see
    • could add various other examples to show that human development, just
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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    • bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our
    • be taken into consideration in the various groups of our German
    • “Ten Commandments”.
    • into things in all manner of ways, like the way it is now speaking
    • personally affected and cannot manage with ordinary materialistic
    • scientific basis and is useful in many respects, we shall be making
    • suchlike, and fall victim in this way to all manner of one-sidedness.
    • Present-day mankind must, above all, realise more and more that man
    • is a complicated being and that everything to do with man is
    • science holding the opinion that man consists merely of a physical
    • sick human being. For health and sickness, have a relationship to man
    • point. Life does not depend on what a man says or believes. That is
    • world. So that however pious a doctor is and however many ideas he
    • is it sufficient for anthroposophy to spread the knowledge of man's
    • fourfold nature and for everybody to go repeating that man consists
    • living interplay of these members of man's being and the part the
    • and in the sick human being and what their interrelationship implies.
    • tell you about the nature of the fourth member of man's being, the
    • blood is the expression of the ego nature of man. And if Goethe's
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 3: Original Sin
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    • bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our
    • a series of apparently widely divergent aspects of human health and
    • last time we attempted to portray the text of The Ten Commandments.
    • with the content and the actual trend of the Commandments. Today we
    • will start today by looking at an important moment in man's earthly
    • moment in human evolution we want to recall lies a long way back. If
    • division of the sexes took place in the kingdom of man on earth. You
    • in the human kingdom. I want to emphasise that we are not speaking of
    • bisexuality occur earlier. But what we call the human kingdom did not
    • divide into two sexes until Lemurian times. Prior to that the human
    • visualise how the earlier dual sexed human being gradually developed
    • man still lived in a very insubstantial material body.
    • her wisdom had created cork so that man could make stoppers with it.
    • division into sexes occurred in human evolution. That was not so. We
    • vision can see that there was a time in mankind's earthly evolution
    • a much more delicate nature, and when human beings partook of
    • in our present cycle of humanity, these differences did not exist
    • Just imagine how infinitely dull human life would be if people were
    • and how little could actually happen in human life, as everybody
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
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    • bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our
    • MAN
    • must look at the human being in a way that makes it possible to
    • understand this fact and many others besides. You know from the
    • innumerable times we have referred to it that man can only be
    • body, etheric body, astral body and ego. These four members of man's
    • manifold ways. Each member influences the other, and therefore they
    • very complicated. It takes a very long time for man to get to know
    • man has a connection with the cosmos through each of his members; a
    • observe man both in a waking and sleeping state.
    • a man lies asleep, the physical and etheric bodies lie in bed and the
    • higher entities. When the human being's own astral body and ego
    • human body cannot remain without there being an ego and an astral
    • body active when the human being is asleep. To be exact, we would
    • human being's sleeping physical body are also within the human being
    • activity of the human being's own astral body and ego. If we want to
    • tell ourselves that this human ego is within the human body when man
    • ego and that has a free hand in the human body, descends into the
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    • bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our
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    • up to form a deeper understanding of the being of man and various
    • other things connected with man's whole life and evolution that will
    • man's being. We want to start there today and find an answer to the
    • between man's ego, astral body, etheric body and physical body. What
    • rotation’ for the four members of man's being. This is of
    • some damage in the organism, in the lungs, say. When the human being
    • particular organ of the human body is upset. Then the whole organism
    • various organs of the human body came into existence and developed at
    • very different periods of human evolution. What from the spiritual
    • scientific point of view is called ‘the study of the human
    • body’ is the most complicated matter imaginable, for the human
    • man's higher members, so that each physical organ expresses the
    • archetype basis of the lungs came into man on the predecessor of our
    • were planted into man by higher spiritual beings. But today I want
    • the nervous system. But man is complicated, and the development of
    • like this for all kinds of phenomena in human life. And just through
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    • bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our
    • understanding of man's being and task in the world. You will remember
    • possible for the human being to be ill, and we indicated that
    • explained before that the division of man's being into four members,
    • therefore have their physical manifestation in irregularities in the
    • irregularities in the astral body manifests in irregularities in the
    • nervous system, and what originates in the etheric body manifests in
    • connected with the span of one human lifetime. Now anyone who is able
    • connections between man's various incarnations. But the ways of karma
    • are very intricate and manifold, and we must study the more detailed
    • connected with causes made by man himself in earlier lives. In order
    • the law of karma works in human life. We shall be referring to some
    • what actually happens to man spiritually in the period after death.
    • know that on passing through the portal of death man first of all has
    • mentioned. During life, when man is asleep, he lays his etheric body
    • immediately after death have also been mentioned; man's feeling of
    • astral body without man being bound to a physical body. This is the
    • know that when man has just passed through the portal of death he
    • body that man satisfied his desires. After death he no longer has
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 7: Laughing and Weeping
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    • bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our
    • man's being. We have looked at the great riddle of man from as many
    • and weeping are certainly very common things in human life. But only
    • penetrate into the deepest parts of man's being where he is
    • globe. By virtue of the fact that man has acquired on this globe the
    • reaches the spirit will really fathom man's real nature. Laughing and
    • alone can remove the preconception that would rank man's nature too
    • like to reduce man as near as possible to animal level, emphasises as
    • superior to that of man. But this does not particularly surprise the
    • there are two streams in human life. One stream includes all the
    • human capacities and characteristics we inherit from our parents and
    • Man
    • man's being which passes from life to life, from incarnation to
    • a man's being, that passes from incarnation to incarnation, is
    • should not imagine that when a man is born it is possible under
    • individuality is already united with the human body before birth.
    • work on man is a different matter. The individual kernel is already
    • birth there are active in man the causes of all those characteristics
    • kernel of man's being is there, as we said, it cannot take control
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    • bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our
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    • we became familiar with every day expressions of man's inner life,
    • inner being of man, including man's whole evolution, in a certain way
    • depend. As wide as possible a study of man is what we have been
    • studying man from as many aspects as possible.
    • man takes on a different form in different regions of the earth.
    • Looking back into the ancient past, we see how the human soul and
    • actually the human body too, developed in the different epochs of
    • various capacities that mankind has today, developed gradually in the
    • are connected with the unfolding of man's inner being. Now if even
    • what tremendous human differences must have come about since the very
    • know human conditions if we continually consider them from different
    • have been entirely different then. Man, evolving in earthly
    • also the so-called Lemurian evolution, in which man had only just
    • when man descended from higher regions on to the earth. Although man
    • had the kind of physical body like you can imagine if you picture man
    • able to distinguish this human being from his environment, just as a
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 9: Evolution, Involution and Creation out of Nothingness
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    • bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our
    • something to round off the many facts and views we have been studying
    • science should take hold of human life, and how it can become life,
    • cosmos, as these are expressed in man. And to start with I should
    • evolution of the animal and that of man. You need only say one word
    • between the concept of animal and human evolution. Think of the word
    • a radical difference between the education of a human being and what
    • know that man's development is a gradual and very complicated
    • of his life, up to the change of teeth, man develops in quite a
    • today, for you already know it. According to spiritual science man
    • passes through several births. The human being is born into the
    • actual ego of man is born. Not until then does the human being awaken
    • say. Immediately after the birth of a human being his brain is not
    • to another, the human being learns by degrees to link together in
    • go on working at the whole development of the growing human being
    • outside the human being during the first months of his existence and
    • let us consider the gradual development of the human being and
    • is all that the plant has in addition. Now we have seen that man's
    • that man's astral body is not actually born until then. But the
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture One
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    • great deal has been said previously about the Luciferic and Ahrimanic
    • by studying them very gradually and from many different aspects. It
    • was to show from as many different sides as possible, the part played
    • process of humanity and in the spiritual content of our present age.
    • faced with a demand for self-development and told that he can only
    • before a human being can reach the highest stage of development he
    • led mankind as a whole to strive for such development, and he need
    • programmes. Man is able to sense truth where it genuinely exists.
    • In our present age there are many influences which
    • foundation of the German Section of the Theosophical Society. Anyone
    • this realm. In addition to all other demands to which only very brief
    • are due to our Movement. The demand will continue to be made that by
    • For some years now the relationship of human beings
    • content of those worlds should flow into the human soul. But now we
    • demand is made that anthroposophists shall not turn deaf ears to what
    • Between death and the new birth a human being
    • 5,000 years in human history, the so-called Lesser Kali Yuga. Since
    • you a concrete example. In the early twelfth century, a man named
    • founding the Order came to him, Norbert was a loose-living man, full
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    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • evolution of humanity. The distinction between Christianity and other
    • Facts, in German, Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und der Neuen Geburt
    • with a brief consideration of man's nature and constitution — a
    • an unprejudiced observation of man's life is surely the existence of
    • the human Ego, the ‘I’. A distinction must however be
    • first person. We know too that this year, although it varies in many
    • individuals, marks the limit before which, in later life, a human
    • thus a dividing line in the life of a human being: before it there is
    • This happens because as a being of soul-and-spirit, man returns into
    • world. Man feels the truth of this, but it is in his power to reduce
    • a fact that every human being can recognise. At the same time he can
    • realise that as a human being never fulfils his ideal value, his ‘I’
    • even though we do not always manage to do it. Before we pass through
    • you will realise that between birth and death it is possible for man
    • present stage of man's evolution. He is unable to work consciously on
    • of his being. The destruction for which a man is continually
    • external observation — it is possible for man to damage these
    • the Earth man can acquire only the forces needed for the constant
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    • Facts, in German, Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und der Neuen Geburt
    • birth you will recall that during that period a human being
    • in many respects. It is true that in the life between death and the
    • through human will is able to bring about certain changes in the
    • many respects. Here we can also consider the life in Kamaloka, for
    • many cases it happens that aversion in the upper consciousness takes
    • although a human being casts off physical body and etheric body at
    • In the case mentioned, let us suppose that the man who
    • ideas about the members of man's constitution or about what can come
    • superphysical, spiritual existence; furthermore that man is on Earth
    • for the sake of comfort, a man has kept aloof from anthroposophical
    • because human beings of the present age are by no means particularly
    • slight because on the physical plane human beings live for the most
    • humanity, this will eventually come about. Simply through paying
    • I want to make you aware of how little a man really knows about the
    • from how many things we are protected in the world, how many things
    • Now the following may happen. A man may take serious
    • receive from the spiritual world impressions from human beings who
    • manifest as genuine dream-experiences which have meaning and point to
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    • qualities during life on Earth. Man is not meant to witness what
    • man's consciousness but the life-giving process does not. The
    • Facts, in German, Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und der Neuen Geburt
    • human being which at death leaves the physical body and, to a
    • the human being is able to draw these forces from the world of stars
    • science as Mercury, a man will be able to draw the requisite forces
    • before his death. To sum up, we may say that as long as a human being
    • radiating from the worlds of the stars. In man of the present age,
    • forces which man draws into his consciousness during his earthly
    • the simple fact that during sleep the human being has no
    • during waking life are restored and man is not meant to witness this
    • waking life and is concealed from human consciousness. The Bible uses
    • Spirit resolved that when the human being had acquired certain
    • announced that the human being was not to witness the revivification
    • Earth. While man is awake the whole life-process is one of
    • destruction, of wear and tear. During waking life nothing in man's
    • concealed from the human being in his later years. Evidence for this
    • concealed from man's conscious life on Earth. Processes of
    • being of man the forces which can build up and fashion the next life,
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    • their missions and achievements in the spiritual history of mankind.
    • Facts, in German, Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und der Neuen Geburt
    • considered by many people to be a mythological or mystical figure but
    • an achievement of supreme importance in the history of human
    • significance of the Mystery of Golgotha in the history of mankind on
    • is that when a human being rises from the rank of Bodhisattva to that
    • development and stature of mankind.
    • and all-embracing human love which were also to be integrated into
    • longer working in a human body but in the spiritual body in which he
    • human beings but also with those sublime Leaders and Teachers who
    • a Being who need no longer incarnate in a human body, he had
    • could not become the common possession of all mankind. It was
    • implied absolute surrender to what is super-sensible in human nature,
    • absolutely unique quality of soul and manner of life of Francis of
    • numbers of human beings would have developed the character and
    • been quite unable to cope with the demands that would be made of
    • humanity in modern civilisation.
    • passage of the human soul through the various regions of the Cosmos
    • of existence the soul of a man has to pass through the planetary
    • Earth, how at each new incarnation the human being finds that the
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    • correspondence between the true form of man and those faculties. The
    • human form stems from the Spirits of Form. These Spirits are opposed
    • man experiences the higher 'I' of which he is unconscious
    • Facts, in German, Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und der Neuen Geburt
    • have already considered certain aspects of man's life between death
    • connected with the planetary sphere of Mars and because the human
    • Gautama Buddha. Genuine enlightenment about the being of man and his
    • consecutive epochs during which the human soul has undergone
    • consists in human souls being helped to understand what is now
    • Science. In this way not only will a knowledge of the being of man
    • studies of man's life between death and the new birth. The question
    • esoteric expositions of past centuries. And many people who hear
    • understand this we must again consider man's relationship to the
    • But we must now consider closely how man is related
    • We know that the human being on Earth consists of
    • to the further transformation undergone by the human being between
    • death and rebirth. In the innermost sphere the human ‘I’
    • remains unchanged. Whether the human being is passing through the
    • must not be confused with the ‘I’ which the human being
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    • within the human being. Growth, however, continues until checked by
    • Progressive dimness of man's life of soul after death
    • significance in man's life after death. The effect of the Buddha's
    • Facts, in German, Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und der Neuen Geburt
    • man's life between birth and death in the physical world on the one
    • new light upon many topics we have already studied from a different
    • the course of man's physical life — about which something has
    • the actual life of the human being other facts of incisive
    • repeatedly considered a crucial occurrence in a man's life which
    • back to which a man's memory extends in later life, the moment when
    • said that Ego-consciousness flashes up in the human being at some
    • be said to hold good in the later period of a man's life. Although
    • discover that whatever comes in this way into the life of man and
    • hardly find two human beings whose memories go back to exactly the
    • member of man's being and are then concerned with the other, more
    • nature of man. That is essentially characteristic of the seven-year
    • of Ego-consciousness. If we observe human life with discernment we
    • contribution made by the forces that give the human being his form is
    • formative process, for the principle which builds up the human form
    • first seven years of the life of a human being. The principle of form
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    • Vision of spiritual realities gradually lost by human souls in the
    • man's inner spirituality.
    • Facts, in German, Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und der Neuen Geburt
    • the normal perception belonging to outer existence we study human
    • with man himself. In other words, what a man can observe if he is not
    • can be seen during sleep is for the most part concealed from man's
    • observation is also possible during sleep, most of what a man sees to
    • begin with is connected with him as a human being but remains
    • found in the outside world but within man himself. Let us recall what
    • who have reached the stage of human existence during the Earth
    • period. When a man looks at the mineral, plant or animal kingdoms, he
    • is outside in space, nothing of the processes manifesting in the
    • human kingdom. But then we know that the essential realities which we
    • on man himself. It is actually as if everything else were blotted out
    • nothing except Man. What would never be seen by day, in the waking
    • to work at the creation of man, at a level above that of mineral,
    • everything except the real being of man, through the spiritual
    • except man — as a creation, together with happenings in the
    • human kingdom — that is to say, from the viewpoint of sleep we
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    • Luciferic or Ahrimanic beings according to their attitude to
    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
    • Facts, in German, Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und der Neuen Geburt
    • aspect. When a man has passed through the gate of death he comes into
    • contact with many and infinitely varied forces and beings. He does
    • Earth. Within certain limits the human being builds and fashions his
    • to build a body able to cope with this world and all its demands. The
    • super-sensible forces which man needs in order to fashion his body and
    • false. Every world has its own special mission. And what a man can
    • and consequently he will be an inadequate human being in his next
    • one life a man deliberately scorns to develop in his soul any
    • as the human being could otherwise have received them. Their nature
    • then is such that when the human being passes into his next life on
    • admittedly, able to cope with the outer world and its demands, in a
    • — and there are many such people nowadays — in these
    • investigation and knowing the conditions of human life, we penetrate
    • we study life on Earth with discernment, we see many human beings —
    • cleric, an honourable man in all his endeavours, wrote in the first
    • the human being and should not be drummed into him; he should work
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    • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man
    • endeavoured to present many aspects of this life; moreover it has
    • individuality of the human being concerned, continually expands,
    • stream of heredity. And through this union of the human seed which
    • from the great macrocosmic spheres, there arises the human being who
    • the human being still clings to his sense-impressions and retains a
    • of Flowing Susceptibility. There the human being gradually
    • this stage, when the human being has weaned himself from fostering
    • wishing continues throughout a man's earthly life. This form and
    • And then finally, in the region of Attraction and Repulsion, man
    • man is passing through these regions, of Burning Desires, of Flowing
    • desire to wish with a heart as on Earth. Finally, the human being
    • ‘human-universal’ quality in existence — that which
    • with a religious life befitting all mankind. Thus it is even the
    • humanity with which the soul has finished by the time it enters into
    • configurations of a man's different incarnations are inscribed in
    • what, in terms of cosmic existence, the human soul has to experience
    • on Earth. But when the human being assumes embodiment on Earth he can
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    • Steiner examines the historical pattern of humanity's thoughts and
    • Many people who are naturally fitted to receive
    • history of mankind if we are to understand rightly our own spiritual
    • anthroposophical knowledge concerning man and the evolution of the
    • deepened anthroposophical knowledge, into the course of human
    • is specially bound up with the evolution of humanity, than it is for
    • up before our souls the whole spiritual situation of humanity at the
    • similar feeling — to enter into the psychic disposition of man at that
    • hold of essential elements in the evolution of humanity. Let us
    • When we consider what mankind had accomplished in this
    • the Stoic sense (and a good many personalities in Roman history were
    • special attention to this triumph of human thinking at that time.
    • appeared to human understanding as though it were dispersed through
    • that are fundamental to human evolution, and with what physical and
    • course of human evolution. I shall have to say many things which will
    • approached the human soul in a quite new way. But if then, after
    • put a circle round this Greek and Roman thought-world and make it an
    • which indicates that here in the evolution of humanity something
    • the Graeco-Roman world.
    • makes itself felt in the thought world of Graeco-Roman antiquity.
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    • Steiner examines the historical pattern of humanity's thoughts and
    • Gnostics pictured the manifestation of the Christ in Jesus of
    • remain for only a limited time in a human body, as was the body of
    • essence of humanity which had never before been incarnated in the
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    • manner of the birth of Christ, the most tremendous mystery in human
    • man the splendour of the wisdom of the Logos, the wisdom that pulses
    • that works in the realms of humanity. But the Christ Being could find
    • elected to live in a human body, and they would have been able to
    • this manifestation. It would have been understood that a Star from
    • spiritual heights had appeared and had been born in a human being.
    • the Christ manifestation by way of these three Wise Men? This must be
    • thrown out only as a question. It is one of the many questions which
    • of this manifestation.
    • the evolution of humanity the essential thing had been for Christ to
    • work on the understanding of human souls on Earth, then —
    • these ways now. But there is one way among the many that I should
    • our era through a very remarkable manifestation of spiritual life,
    • the world their manifold prophecies. And these prophecies, even in
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    • Steiner examines the historical pattern of humanity's thoughts and
    • of human soul life during the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. Finally,
    • Being as a high spiritual Being. But for understanding human
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind;
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    • of Zarathustra. Here we have a human being who in the second
    • have not to do with a human being, like other human beings, in the
    • child we cannot say that in him there lived an ordinary human ego
    • walked the Earth as man. The only question is: Did this Being, whom
    • We must remember that the Beings and Powers connected with human evolution
    • which divided itself among single human souls remained behind, and
    • evolution of the Earth and of humanity in such a way as to have
    • walked the Earth as man. We must look for him not in the history of
    • the other planets (with the exception of one principal human pair who
    • had stayed on earth) and were incarnated in human bodies throughout
    • those of Ahriman. Thus the souls of men had to enter into bodies
    • wherein they were exposed in the course of human evolution to the
    • about — if, that is, the human souls had come down from
    • Luciferic and Ahrimanic influences — then something else would
    • First of all, when the human beings came down from the
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    • Steiner examines the historical pattern of humanity's thoughts and
    • which had to come about for the evolution of humanity through the
    • are manifest in the evolution of mankind. It will first be necessary
    • in human souls of all that I described yesterday. These
    • threefold Christ-event in the souls of post-Atlantean mankind. From
    • It looks beyond the two Beings, Ahura Mazdao and Ahriman, to the
    • in human souls by the forces which shone out from the stars; when the
    • were becoming manifest in the realm of sense existence. In the
    • Roman cultures, but also to all the other regions of Europe.
    • human beings, through the servants whom we call elemental spirits. In
    • with many gods and spiritual beings whom we find in the West. I could
    • mention many, but we need point only to Wotan with his wild host,
    • form into man something taken from the Earth itself. He wishes to
    • clothe with a new covering, an Earth-vesture, the part of man that
    • precisely the god who forms man out of the Earth — that is, out
    • this teaching about man, that he is formed out of the forces of the
    • Hebrew teaching shown to us at once in the name of the first man,
    • creation of man is spoken of quite differently, with the emphasis on
    • engaged in the forming of man. Athene lends her aid and causes a
    • spark from spiritual heights to be united with man. Prometheus forms
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    • the Sibyls points to a certain power of the human soul which in
    • course of human history, changes occur. The forces which the Sibyls
    • forces that were then intended to prevail in human souls were not
    • humanity in the way known to us, one result was that the chaotic
    • earth. Just as in human life, after we have been using our
    • The forces — legitimate human forces — which
    • Human beings in their ordinary consciousness remained entirely
    • the Council of Nicaea onwards, human beings in their normal
    • strife, but below the surface, and human wisdom will have to uncover
    • of the soul in order to bring human soul-forces into a right
    • Many of you will perhaps guess something of what I mean
    • they appeared in the course of really a good many years, during which
    • I knew that many meanings can be attached to the Holy
    • which prevail there, meets in the forest a young woman who is holding
    • I could tell you of many indications of this kind that
    • for the management of her property and withdrew into solitude. She
    • garments and sent him forth. He met with many adventures, and later
    • We know that after many wanderings, during which he
    • Gurnemanz that he ought not to ask too many questions, does not
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    • Steiner examines the historical pattern of humanity's thoughts and
    • important symbol will be manifest. Because the moon reflects the
    • the Grail has also been brought nearer to mankind again through
    • Astrology of the third post-Atlantean epoch, for humanity then
    • astronomy and their human forces in the female element in human life.
    • of soul-life. I want to touch on a manifestation to which I called
    • of the human soul, the Sibylline power of the Maid of Orleans is
    • letter written by a man who lived through these events, for it shows
    • those who had a heart and feeling for it. He was a man in the
    • The girl is of appealing beauty and manly bearing; she speaks little
    • assiduous in the manipulation and bearing of weapons that she remains
    • miraculous way, but only after a demand for his release has been made
    • post-Atlantean epoch brought in. It is something written by a man
    • spiritual script.’ Here was a man — as you will shortly
    • man whose soul feels imbued with the Earth's aura, and with the
    • we find a certain man, deeply bound up with the spiritual life of the
    • is with the soul of the earth, so is it with the soul of man. All
    • have influence on conception, and therefore on human temperament and
    • souls there would not be harmony everywhere. In human souls we find
    • particular place, just as the human soul has its seat in the heart;
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    • matters actually stand in regard to what we call man's Saturn
    • we know that there is concealed within us, within our human being,
    • laws dependent on man's personal karma.
    • evolution depends on the fact that human souls, for instance, who
    • were personalities in ancient Roman times are present again today.
    • cosmic script, and consider what radiating forces pour into human
    • the same delusion as a man who had been sentenced by a certain legal
    • paragraph printed on the white page can sentence a man, can Aries,
    • star-script the connection between the cosmos and human destiny. And
    • outside space and time. When we observe human life as a whole
    • be seen when we confront a man in the physical world.
    • We have said that in meeting man
    • astral body from the Old Moon, and the Ego. And when we look at man
    • laws of Earth which prevail and are active when the ego fashions man
    • outwardly active. Now if we encounter a man we shall say: “You,
    • O Man, as you confront me as material man are an embodiment of the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Spiritual Individualities of the Planets
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    • the physical organism of man, leaving out of account altogether the
    • There is the manifested universe and there is also its reflection
    • human heart, succeeds in relating himself to the Sun's light in such
    • for such a man does the Moon become as it were inwardly transparent
    • find the abstract truths that are the pride of present-day humanity.
    • we come to all that was once taught to primeval humanity on Earth by
    • different from human nature as it is today.
    • great Teachers of earthly humanity; but all consciousness of the
    • man and are connected with his sexual nature in its physical aspect.
    • So the lower nature of man is a product of what radiates from the
    • other knowledge is only like information we could glean about a human
    • Such an image would tell us nothing whatever about the man's
    • The nature of Saturn is such that he receives many diverse impulses
    • informant concerning what has come to pass in the planetary system,
    • grasped with thoughtful intelligence. If a man does not himself make
    • of mankind. A man who has tried hard to apply clear thinking to some
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    • this way — many things are almost self-evident, nevertheless it
    • arising from human desires, human wishes. Although this is so
    • certain statements of spiritual science, objections based upon human
    • desires and human wishes, for instance, objections of the following
    • whole life of man, seeing that spiritual science and its results
    • mentality for the evolution of present-day humanity, and particularly
    • its significance in the face of the demands and requirements of our
    • science for humanity, and in particular for modern man. And in order
    • greater value for the individual and concrete life of a human being.
    • Seen from outside, human life is, to begin with, a riddle, for if it
    • regards the whole course of human evolution. We need not be afraid
    • from out the spiritual world, riddles of life and of man connected
    • the deeper riddles of man and of the world, which only appear in the
    • experience in the form of destiny. This word contains many,
    • many things. In our public lecture
    • [“Man's Soul and Body
    • for many people. We must now bear in mind the fact that spiritual
    • certain insight into the mysterious processes of human life.
    • human beings enter into relationship with one another through their
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Connection of the Living and the Dead
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • peculiarities. We must try to recognize what they are for us as human
    • ‘imaginative world.’ In ordinary human life, under
    • ordinary conditions, man cannot lift into consciousness his
    • ordinary, every-day human thoughts, only the head is concerned as an
    • kingdom, as physical human beings, we receive few imaginations. We
    • relations to our fellow human beings, and all that these relations
    • fellow human beings — our whole attitude towards them —
    • from the way we meet another human being, and though, as I said, to
    • all that approaches us as human beings in this world. We have our
    • this or that human being. All this is due to the imaginations which
    • our fellow human beings. In fact we always carry with us in life
    • all the impressions of the human beings with who we have ever been,
    • beings — and notably with other human beings.
    • moment between one human being and another is due to definite
    • human being — and the other, bringing about the play of
    • this that one human being differs from another. They have their
    • relations of the one human being to certain elemental beings may
    • While we are always, in a manner of speaking, akin to a large number
    • body, and with which we stand in manifold relations — specific
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    • Future of Mankind
    • I want to bring forward certain matters which concern mankind's
    • evolution in so far as this evolution is dependent upon man's
    • being of man something comes together which, in a certain
    • consists of etheric forces and beings. Man draws together these
    • external etheric world, there unites the effect of man's earthly
    • to pour into man's earthly existence. The present forms a link in
    • mankind's evolution between an era of mainly intellectual development
    • spiritual. The most important task for mankind in the era of
    • intellect has lost some of its creative power. In general, mankind
    • slid down from the head to some deeper region. That human
    • originally a natural endowment which mankind was predestined to
    • into the earthly life of mankind. Whether this will happen depends
    • upon man opening his heart and soul to what thus seeks entry, through
    • many doors, as it were, into the earthly world from the spiritual
    • world. It will be necessary for man not only to become conscious once
    • Consider how in the older civilizations mankind in general perceived
    • one's own human effort or whether one simply has it. When, as was
    • certain level of human evolution is not the same as attaining that
    • You will realize from what was said yesterday that mankind must
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moment of Death and the Period Thereafter
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    • of death, this significant event in human life; it reminds us of
    • man's passage through the portal of death. For only in the light of
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • new birth, so that we were able to gain many essential facts,
    • speaking of things repeatedly and throwing light upon them from many
    • (and that is a good thing), the human being such as he stands before
    • We must depart first of all from the manner in which the human being
    • view of man's whole being if we contemplate him so that we first
    • was already known to men such as Immanuel Hermann Fichte, son of the
    • man's etheric body can only be grasped through imaginative knowledge
    • The astral body in man cannot be contemplated in an external-sensory
    • manner in the same way in which we contemplate the physical body
    • human nature we build up our whole being.
    • Past lectures showed us that what we designate as man's
    • interior, is not what I mean when I speak of man's inner being. Even
    • ourselves in an entirely mistaken manner upside down, we might say.
    • inside. During the Saturn and Sun periods, our human countenance,
    • turned. We should bear in mind that many super-sensible facts are
    • contemplation. But when the human being passes through the
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  • Title: Lecture: Relationships Between the Living and the Dead
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    • salvation of the earth, for the progress and freedom of mankind —
    • For, in the life in which man is enclosed in his
    • Since we last gathered here, many things have taken
    • soul. And you will perhaps understand that many of the words spoken
    • here to-day resound out of the many feelings which have passed
    • evolution of mankind, because we can win this faith through our
    • man's development.
    • course, just when the human being, by means of his opened soul,
    • the human being is able to approach this world as a visitor, as one
    • man of to-day is adapted very strongly to the purely material
    • world even by means of concepts. In fact, many people believe that it
    • we must consider and notice carefully how the human being forms
    • the fact that man lays aside his physical body. We do not need to go
    • body falls away from the whole being of man in the moment of death
    • persons of all manner of spiritual-scientific tendencies, who allow
    • but are unfitted, in many respects, to understand in the right way
    • world-conception, which has, however, held mankind more or less in
    • its grip already for a long time, that the human body, as we carry it
    • death, that this human body simply falls into the smallest possible
    • reality, intimately connected with what human beings leave behind.
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 1
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    • published in German as,
    • Mit der Germanisch-Nordischen Mythologie.
    • In connection with Germanic and Scandinavian Mythology.
    • are responded to by me in an equally deep and heartfelt manner.
    • modern human thinking, but which nevertheless belongs to the most
    • human thought, feeling and perception.
    • is called a ‘homeless man.’ This designation is a
    • is to be understood by the term ‘homeless man,’ we may
    • briefly say, that a man is called ‘homeless’ when, in his
    • knowledge and grasp of the great laws of humanity, he cannot be
    • his native country. A ‘homeless man’, we might also say,
    • humanity as a whole, without the various shades of the particular
    • which, in contradistinction to individual human life, we describe as
    • mission of humanity.
    • greatness of that from which the ‘homeless man’ must in a
    • which is usually most dear to a man’. This, however, is not
    • folk, in order to be in harmony with what is permanent in the
    • evolution of mankind. Although it is necessary to begin by drawing
    • several Folk-souls of humanity, should for once be spoken of quite
    • mission. It is especially important, because the fate of humanity in
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 2
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    • published in German as,
    • Mit der Germanisch-Nordischen Mythologie.
    • part in human life, then on the other hand we must be able to point
    • way or other be indicated in the world in which man lives, for after
    • all, the human body must also be concerned in the work of these
    • peculiarities manifested by the people of that country. It is not to
    • Germany. It is true that every man has his own etheric body, and it
    • from other etheric auras, for example from that of man. If we observe
    • a living human being, we find that his etheric aura is united to him
    • united to his physical body, and only alters in so far as the man
    • this etheric aura of man alters from within, it develops certain
    • and these distinguish them from human auras which alter slowly and
    • of the evolution of humanity on the earth when one people leaves its
    • So that those who wish to follow the destinies of our human race in
    • appertaining to the characteristics of a people, that which a man who
    • is not clairvoyant can merely feel in a country, but which a man who
    • he work into the human beings who move about upon this ground and
    • itself in three ways in man. It is the etheric aura of the people
    • Indeed this etheric aura works into the human being in such a way
    • man who lives in this etheric aura of the people. What part of man
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 3
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    • man, Beings who are working at the transformation of their etheric
    • etheric bodies into that which is called Life-spirit or Buddhi. Man
    • these Beings so progresses that man is woven into this evolution, the
    • reflection of this Folk-spirit is expressed in human individuality
    • itself, as the folk-character of the single human individual.
    • of man, we find it necessary to picture it as being threefold, as
    • member of the inner human being,
    • nature of the human being, in which the human ‘ I ’
    • called human self-consciousness. Nevertheless the ‘ I ’
    • of man is active in all three parts of his inner life, in the
    • active in such a way that man is hardly aware of his ego. In the
    • human inner being separately, we must look upon them as three
    • still not what meets us as the actual human inner being or soul. The
    • soul, the inner part of man; consists of three modifications of the
    • spiritual-soul. Thus we can distinguish the human inner being from
    • that which is the human envelope or covering; so that therefore the
    • inner nature of man consists of three modifications of the astral
    • Just as in man the inner part, that in which the ‘ I ’
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 4
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    • Mit der Germanisch-Nordischen Mythologie.
    • If we wish to arrive at the relation of the human races to one another,
    • take into consideration that man, such as we know him, is in reality
    • of many, many of the Beings in the universe could his present form
    • other observations on the evolution of man, that formerly our earth
    • parts of man, the physical body, the etheric or life-body and the
    • state. Only during the present incarnation of the earth has man
    • about which makes man's present organization possible. We have
    • also necessary, if man were to come into being, that at certain
    • man in a way that would have been impossible in the normal course of
    • Therefore if we want to understand man, such as he
    • woven out of many and various forms. It must be quite clear to us,
    • the co-operation of these Beings man has come into being. We are then
    • the present-day man, is the one who has given him the possibility of
    • these particular Beings which they direct to man and ask ourselves
    • in bringing to man his ‘ I ’. But now what
    • these Beings have really to accomplish in man, only actually comes
    • about in the life of present-day man at a certain age; it can only
    • that man, in the period between his physical birth and the changing
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    • in successive ages in many different races and peoples. We may
    • its share towards the whole evolution of humanity. That is just what
    • of humanity, and how even separate peoples that were split off and
    • their significance in the great harmony of human evolution. That,
    • which, as we know, man belongs as the lowest member. If you remember
    • man. (Below him are the three kingdoms of Nature, the animal,
    • describe as the first Hierarchy above man. The second Hierarchy is as
    • Now let us ask: As all spiritual Beings manifest
    • manifestation, at the stage of illusion? Man with his ordinary view
    • most external manifestation of these spiritual Beings. I will show
    • you by means of an example, that man knows only the most external
    • manifestation of these Beings.
    • really upon which we stand and which offers us resistance? What man
    • into space in every direction. Certainly a man could not walk about
    • the most varied manner.
    • that we must look upon as the most external manifestation of the
    • Seraphim — do the Spirits of Form manifest themselves? They are
    • there that the solid forms are produced. Man has at first no organs
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 6
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    • Mit der Germanisch-Nordischen Mythologie.
    • the earth, and that the way in which man becomes aware of these
    • not merely one kind of humanity spread over the whole earth, but that
    • a humanity might arise which can be manifested in the different
    • races. For that uniform humanity, which man can only attain to again
    • these lectures as ‘man in the second third of his life’
    • essential ‘ I ’-man would express himself. But
    • humanity, a quite special arrangement was necessary in the cosmos. If
    • much disorder as far as man is concerned; it was necessary that one
    • created for the further evolution of man. For if Moon had remained
    • united with Earth, the evolution of man could not have taken place.
    • This further evolution of man was only made possible through one of
    • normal ‘ I ’, that which gives man his normal
    • being, which produces the average general human nature. Now into
    • influence, and these, in their reflection upon humanity from the
    • [from the German, Hauptrassen – e.Ed]
    • have experienced their external manifestations in these five parts of
    • this distribution of mankind over the Earth was taken in hand, so
    • always investigated, and originally man was entirely guided by them.
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 7
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    • Mit der Germanisch-Nordischen Mythologie.
    • human evolution takes place through the Beings and forces of the
    • that into that distribution of humanity, which we must look upon as
    • epoch, a second stream of humanity, of peoples. We must, as a matter
    • that we are dealing with that mighty stream of humanity which pushed
    • mission in the manner already described. This Spirit of the Age
    • humanity.
    • There are two spiritual currents in mankind. The one
    • German mythology; there you find the trinity of Odin, Hœnir, Lœdur,
    • has acquired its manifold representations and forms.
    • This worship of many had to be opposed by a synthetic,
    • If man were however to look out into the great cosmos,
    • himself became manifest, when he had become the Spirit of the Age, in
    • describe as the reception by humanity of the Christ-impulse. The
    • worked in the Germanic and above all in the Celtic peoples; in those
    • across South Germany and the Alps. These peoples had the Celtic
    • impulse had been given to humanity, had renounced becoming an Archai,
    • Now in Europe we have the various Germanic peoples.
    • destined to come gradually under the guidance of many different
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 8
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    • published in German as,
    • Mit der Germanisch-Nordischen Mythologie.
    • If we wish to study the development of Germanic Scandinavian history and
    • this Germanic Scandinavian mythology, notwithstanding its many points
    • all the Germanic peoples and tribes in Europe so that, even far to
    • Germanic Scandinavian mythology throughout all the countries in which
    • mythologies of the Germanic Scandinavian peoples have in common, is
    • nothing of the Egyptian; so that all that is similar in the Germanic
    • from what is the essential in the Greek and Roman mythology. But it
    • appears in a like manner in another, and so on. To one who really
    • acquaintance of a man; he wore a uniform made in such and such a way,
    • twenty years ago I became acquainted with a man who wore the same
    • know what sort of man is in the uniform. This comparison may seem
    • Therefore in many cases it is not of the least consequence what the
    • Folk-spirits, the manner in which this or the other people arrived at
    • the Germanic Scandinavian mythology, unless we touch once more upon
    • advanced human beings passed into Indian territory and there founded
    • human beings who took part in these civilizations differed from one
    • differ? The entire structure of the human beings who belonged to the
    • that the peoples of ancient India had advanced very far in human
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 9
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    • Mit der Germanisch-Nordischen Mythologie.
    • the human ‘ I ’ as such, and bringing it more
    • clairvoyance then still to be found in humanity, were transposed
    • completely different manner from the European, and especially the
    • Germanic peoples, who were present with their ‘ I ’
    • possibility of knowing it, man is in a totally different position
    • known. Whether that which is known is a man, an animal, a tree or a
    • The important thing is, that in human evolution, in human development
    • to a certain height within the human soul-power may exist for a long
    • time before man also acquires the power to see the ‘ I ’
    • see the objective ‘ I ’. The Germanic peoples
    • of this antithesis in a purely formal manner, then we shall also
    • of man into relation with the other beings, the Angels and
    • in many different ways, as well as to the world which appeared to man
    • the real kernel of the human being, can enter into the most varied
    • relations to the outer world. Formerly, before man saw his ‘ I ’,
    • ‘ I ’-man to the whole universe.
    • Here in Europe this human ‘ I ’ is
    • everywhere placed in the centre of human life, according to its
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 10
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    • Mit der Germanisch-Nordischen Mythologie.
    • of the Germanic Scandinavian Folk-soul, and from the results of our
    • about in mankind, beginning from the earliest ages and proceeding
    • different stages of the human being, to form it and gradually to
    • develop it. As we have shown to be the case in the Germanic
    • ages still clairvoyantly shown to man from the spiritual world. It was
    • shown that this ‘ I ’ was bestowed upon man by an
    • Angelic Being, who stands between man and the Folk-soul, by Donar or
    • did not find it in that way. There man had already evolved
    • subjectively to such a high stage of human perfection, that he did
    • but as his own. When in the East man awoke to the ‘ I ’,
    • as the emerging from a kind of group-soul. The Germanic Scandinavian
    • the Germans of Central Europe as appearing to belong to separate
    • ‘ I ’, with Thor. The individual man recognized
    • The Northman still felt thus about them, at a time when to the
    • in the educating of man up to the ‘ I ’.
    • always the leaders of the collective culture of humanity. But at the
    • actual Germanic Scandinavian evolution began, the mystery-education
    • the many different races, peoples and subdivisions of peoples, the
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    • Mit der Germanisch-Nordischen Mythologie.
    • lectures, was the idea that something is contained in the Germanic
    • Germanic Scandinavian mythology, the more we shall see how
    • the descent of those human souls who, in primeval times, before the
    • themselves with that which the human body had little by little
    • in a conception implanted in the Scandinavian Germanic mythology. The
    • still found it among the South Germanic peoples at the time when he
    • made the observations which he described in his Germania. No one who
    • goddess represented that which can be presented to the human bodies
    • by the human souls coming down from the planetary spheres.
    • man. Njordr, who is inwardly related to the goddess Nerthus, is her
    • descent of the psychic-spiritual human beings, who had once upon a
    • epoch, descended again to unite themselves with physical human
    • We understand, therefore, that the Germanic Scandinavian
    • mists of Atlantis still extended to this neighborhood. The Germanic
    • poured into the human souls all that those souls required to enable
    • instruments existing in the human body itself for the use of these
    • wonderful way, the manner in which Freyr makes use of that which
    • makes it possible for man to manifest on the physical plane that for
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  • Title: Lecture: A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future
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    • from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • Published in German as:
    • from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • Published in German as:
    • distorted in expression — that the apparent isolation of man on earth is not
    • final; that man is not alone in the universe. We are therefore reprinting here
    • human order,” who since the seventies of the last century have been descending
    • understand man in his real being only when we relate him to the whole
    • universe. If we ask: What is man in his true nature? — then
    • is a capacity of which our own time particularly stands in need. The human
    • This unmistakably indicates that it is high time for man to discover how he can
    • connection with the being of man, and with the kingdoms of Nature around him,
    • matters of the greatest significance come into consideration here. Man's being
    • man's being only during this Earth period. During the stages of Saturn, old
    • Sun and old Moon, man had nothing mineral within him at all. Nor was his
    • substances with their many colours came into being, man was not adapted for
    • the Spiritual Beings who guide earthly evolution as to what must happen to man.
    • with the consequent changes in the earth and in the being of man, was the
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    • Zimmermann, whose lectures I heard in my youth, called his chief work
    • to something new. For us it does not mean, “Knowledge of human
    • within the physical human being there lives a spiritual, inner one
    • — as it were, a second human being.
    • Whereas that which man
    • “Anthropology,” that which the inner, spiritual human being
    • therefore the knowledge of the spiritual human being, or spirit-man,
    • and that knowledge is not confined to man, but is a knowledge of
    • everything which the spirit-man can perceive in the spiritual world,
    • just as physical man observes physical things in the world. Because
    • this second human being, the inner one, is the spiritual human being,
    • small circle in Germany on the subject connected with spiritual science
    • performances were at first given in an ordinary theatre. But it soon
    • development of humanity as a new thing-. And thus the necessity arose
    • science finds it entirely comprehensible that many misunderstandings
    • Spiritual development of mankind, will not be surprised at such
    • received which have entered the spiritual evolution of mankind for the
    • In a similar manner may
    • meant for mankind when three or four centuries ago the revolution took
    • upon humanity at large by this and everything connected with it.
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  • Title: Lecture: The Spiritual Communion of Mankind
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    • Man and the World of Stars,
    • Complete Centenary Edition containing the German original of these
    • SPIRITUAL COMMUNIONOF MANKIND
    • evolution of humanity. The Christmas Mystery — when it is
    • do with the link established between man and the scene of his life on
    • the founding of Christianity and in which many sublime cosmic
    • union between man and all that takes place in earthly life during the
    • of humanity which preceded the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • humanity were still able to gaze into the spiritual worlds whence the
    • human being descends into his physical body on the Earth. Every human
    • worlds, just as a man today can speak about the ordinary knowledge he
    • they did not acquire them as man acquires his thoughts today. If a
    • man of the modern age is to have thoughts, he must exert himself
    • old humanity; but the thoughts were not formulated by dint of effort;
    • saying: What man acquires in the form of wisdom must be true; but
    • beings in man's environment are permeated by the divine-spiritual He
    • also tried to discover the manifestations of this divine-spiritual in
    • wisdom was revealed, not acquired by man's own powers.
    • following way. — When the man of today conceives a thought, he
    • themselves the product of his own thinking. The man of olden times
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    • penetrate to the essence of historical evolution and of the human
    • of the Human Race”; as an evolution, an upward movement of the
    • whole of humanity in which the effective influences passing from one
    • epoch to another, are the souls of human beings. Sense and meaning
    • come into human history as soon as we cease looking at it just as a
    • repeating themselves, and begin to believe that the souls of human
    • ways to reach some notion of such an evolution of human history —
    • be convinced of the reality of man's repeated lives on earth by
    • spiritual life of the West and indeed of the whole of humanity in the
    • to see a real significance in such an evolution of man, for each
    • successive epoch differs from the earlier one and human souls have
    • shortsighted view of human history, we cannot accept the notion that
    • the human soul has been more or less what it is today since first it
    • basic tone and quality, the whole constitution of the human soul was
    • the course of human history, that in fact the structure of the soul
    • has been perpetually changing in the successive epochs of human
    • for yourselves in actual detail, what I am describing. When Herman
    • themselves an inner feeling-knowledge of the way in which the human
    • at a different epoch of humanity when the soul was more closely
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    • demanded by present conditions, and I should like now to say a little
    • the spiritual progress of humanity.
    • life-forces of man.
    • When a man who has reached, shall we say, the first
    • him more deeply about what this modern life signifies for the human
    • Naturally, the influences that play on the human
    • far as the effects upon the constitution of man are concerned, there
    • influences of unavoidable world-karma, emanates from weakness. But it
    • is Anthroposophy alone that can make the human heart and will
    • way through the tumult and din of the Ahrimanic beings into the
    • borne in mind. As human beings we do not sleep only by night. We
    • than the night-sleep. In nightly sleep, man's life of thought is
    • and this sleep is not so noticeable because man is less conscious in
    • of the evolutionary path of mankind. It has existed, in essentials,
    • in such terms are speaking the language of Ahriman. We will try to
    • translate this language of Ahriman into the true language we
    • in its totality — in its manifestation as Nature and in its
    • into application. What happens is, fundamentally, a performance that
    • away, forests are maltreated and the wood transported ... many more
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  • Title: Lecture: Past Incarnations of the Peoples of Today
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    • They were published in German as:
    • of the truths underlying human life and cosmic existence is by no
    • Science. For many centuries men have grown accustomed to look at only
    • existence which is demanded of them at their present age of
    • freedom, the destiny of a human being has its origin in a previous
    • incapable of explaining the intricacies of human life. Although this
    • the life of man. As a matter of fact it is scientific thought
    • that has remained farthest of all in the rear of the actual demands
    • understanding of human life. The teachings of Spiritual Science must
    • When a man comes to Spiritual Science today he begins to understand
    • through the centuries. To take a concrete example: How does a German
    • tracks of one continuous stream of human life which leads back then
    • explain what is happening to mankind at the present time by what
    • understand either the human beings or the events of the present age
    • of investigation which may seem highly improbable to a great many
    • that they should be made known, because humanity is inwardly yearning
    • I have said on many previous occasions; namely, that those who want
    • has civilization led human beings into the present catastrophic
    • I have said before that many souls living at the present time were
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    • of this lecture containing many details was published in the News
    • November contains many valuable details on the effects and influences
    • tested by the human intellect and recognized through logic; but if we
    • being able to test them. Among our audience many people prefer to
    • be seen in the fact that in the case of no other human error is the
    • insignificant people. Benvenuto Cellini, who was a great man, once
    • with others because all human soul experiences are connected with
    • fellow man through envy and falsehood.
    • of it. Envy as such is a quality rooted in the astral body of man. We
    • We know that the human soul passes through many incarnations and that
    • there was a moment in the development of mankind when the tempters,
    • Lucifer and Ahriman, crept into the human soul. In what form do
    • Lucifer and Ahriman live within us today? This is not easy to
    • that Mephistopheles does not exist; nevertheless, Lucifer and Ahriman
    • live in human nature. Ahriman lives in the etheric body and Lucifer
    • in the astral body of man.
    • Lucifer is a power that tempts the human soul by drawing it down
    • Ahriman, on the other hand, is the spirit of falsehood and error and
    • Both Lucifer and Ahriman are powers which are hostile to human
    • case? He simply hands over the matter to Ahriman, and Ahriman darkens
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  • Title: Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
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    • “The Metamorphoses of Human Intelligence.”]
    • human intellect will take in future, are based upon quite definite
    • practically when the human being stands before you, he is that being
    • and the physical body. The fact that whenever we face a human being
    • existence between birth and death. When we see a human corpse, we
    • really have before us man's physical body. The corpse is the
    • consciousness of man's true nature. Things were not always as
    • they are now, at the present stage of human development, and as they
    • development. There, human bodies had a different constitution from
    • that of today. The human bodies of olden times, the mummies which you
    • as human bodies are now constituted. They were filled to a far
    • so corpse-like as the human bodies of today. These physical bodies
    • physical body of modern man — and this is already the case from
    • body tissues which tend towards an over-exuberant growth. Many an
    • illness simply consists in the fact that the human body in part goes
    • In the present time we find ulcerous growths in the human body, which
    • humanity. We modern people therefore carry about with us a corpse.
    • Now consider carefully the following question: What does the human
    • But that part in man which is intelligent and exercises cognizant
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Being in the Physical Human Being
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    • IN THE PHYSICAL HUMAN BEING
    • previous lectures. When the human soul unfolds in the way which I
    • Man really knows
    • being expands and becomes a world. Man himself actually grows to
    • self, the human world expands into an immense world, and we
    • Man passes through
    • with the awakening of Nature outside; the daily course of human
    • born out of the feeling that man stands within the life of
    • touch the essential. I have therefore told you many times that a
    • processes of sleeping and waking. The course of human life during
    • us in the course of 24 hours. It is quite wrong to compare man's
    • asleep with the summer season, for man's waking condition
    • should be compared with man's sleeping condition. If comparisons
    • Man falls asleep; i.e., he
    • manner described and become part of the whole earthly organism,
    • upon the sleeping human being, we see that when he falls asleep
    • and Ego. There is activity in man's inner being and we feel that
    • observe the “vegetable growth” in man. There the
    • into man; their flowers should therefore be sought in man.
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    • awakening is in store for many who would have preferred to sleep
    • time. The course of human evolution has brought it about that ever
    • withstanding men's demand for the Gospels, their desire to be
    • clear that just as other incisive events in human evolution come
    • mankind in general has undergone a fundamental change in its frame of
    • element in human evolution. It is the belief in the authority of
    • that there are many who still cling to a certain piety, a piety which
    • prefers to remain in ignorance of what is penetrating mankind through
    • modern man evoked by natural science.
    • understand man. Actually man, as such, is entirely excluded from the
    • man.
    • evolution expounded under the influence of Darwin or Weismann or
    • simplest to the most perfect, and lays down the view that man also
    • into consideration only so much of man as is animal. It considers man
    • man, derives from the corresponding organ or structure in the animal
    • man is modified; the extent to which the animal nature of man differs
    • from that of the animal world. The ability to keep man himself in
    • view has been completely lost by science; man is left out.
    • to raise man's power of understanding to the point where man
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Knowledge: A Way of Life
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    • The Supersensible Human, Anthroposophically Comprehended,
    • and published in English as: Supersensible Man, and
    • They were published in German as:
    • Science as a Human and Personal Way of Life.
    • world differs in many respects from the method of knowledge that
    • possible in our time to travel on this road, but there is in the man
    • are, as you know, required in order to awaken in man the hitherto
    • in his own being. Man cannot, therefore, follow this path of
    • knowledge is in consequence well-defined, and man has continually to
    • question of practical life, a man will defer to books — or
    • acquired, he is, of course, ready to be himself — to be man
    • springs from the heart of man.
    • the spiritual world and of the eternal in the human being has quite
    • another character. It calls upon the personal in man; he cannot so
    • man when knowledge is in this way brought into immediate connection
    • with the personal in the human being.
    • has brought to humanity quite remarkable blessings of a material
    • times, anything to which man felt he owed acknowledgement and assent
    • divided for man into what the Gods have willed and what the Gods have
    • not willed. In many languages the word “true” still
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  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • Human Relations in the Age of the Spiritual Soul.
    • as manuscript with the kind permission of the Rudolf
    • is the use of learning that man consists of such and such parts; that
    • humanity has developed, and will develop further, through different
    • attitude is demanded by modern life find spiritual science
    • Greeks and Romans; that the following centuries down to the
    • century mankind has been living in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch,
    • in which humanity will be living for many hundreds of years to come.
    • We know furthermore that in man in the fourth post-Atlantean period
    • of civilisation — the Graeco-Roman epoch — was built up
    • destiny of mankind for our entire fifth post-Atlantean period. In
    • Human life was completely different in the preceding
    • Graeco-Roman period when, according to the stage of development
    • mankind had reached, the faculties of intellect and of feeling were
    • sufficiently understood. In their soul-life the Greeks and Romans
    • centuries, particularly during the Graeco-Roman period of
    • our actual connection with plants and human connections in the fourth
    • today. In the fourth post-Atlantean epoch human relationships and
    • Towards this, modern man is developing; he is no longer
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  • Title: Lecture: Modern and Ancient Spiritual Exercises
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    • The Human Soul in Relation to World Evolution.
    • It appears in the original German in
    • [Abridged from The Human Soul in Relation to World Evolution, published by Anthroposophic Press, 1984.]
    • attention to the fact that in ancient times man possessed a faculty of
    • instinctive clairvoyance. This clairvoyance went through many different
    • phases to become what may be described as modern man's consciousness of the
    • and other writings is described how man at present, when he
    • When we look back to the spiritual strivings of man in a very distant past
    • known later as the Ancient Indian civilization. Many people nowadays are
    • On previous occasions I have mentioned that, from the masses of human beings
    • as the Ancient Indian epoch, certain individuals developed, in a manner
    • this path. In those remote ages of mankind's evolution, human consciousness
    • man saw more in the external world than ordinary man sees today. In
    • We little understand the nature of man, especially
    • that of man in ancient times, if we believe that the spiritual beings
    • manifesting in lightning and thunder, in springs and rivers, in wind and
    • way of experiencing the world, namely, that man in those days had no clear
    • normal human being today did not yet exist. Though he did not express it,
    • man did not, as it were, distinguish himself from the external world. He
    • being as separate from the surrounding world. Suppose a man of that time
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  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • which unites earth and man with the worlds beyond the earth. To-morrow
    • current among mankind, traditions that originated from ancient atavistic
    • clairvoyant faculties and gave man a knowledge far surpassing the
    • means for bringing to expression man's connection with the worlds beyond
    • evolution [of] mankind.
    • birth of the man into whom the Christ Being afterwards entered.
    • but within the whole world-order into which man has been placed. Therefore
    • earthly conditions; it is a time that can be ascertained only when man
    • indicates how through the Christ Impulse man is to be set free from the
    • which is beyond the earth, man is to become free of the evolution of the
    • earth, and this truth is indicated in the manner of dating the Easter
    • festival. It contains a call to man to lift himself up to the worlds
    • beyond the earth; it contains a promise to man that in the course of
    • that is implied in this manner of dating the Easter festival, it will be
    • in the evolution of the Christ Impulse within the whole history of mankind.
    • very Being of the Christ in an extra-earthly, super-sensible manner. Thus
    • Paul was a man who could not be persuaded of the meaning of the Christ
    • that from that moment he became another man. Nay, more: he became an
    • sense. From the very manner in which he speaks it is plain that he is
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    • hospitality to so many visitors and for so many days, in the way in
    • receive them, understanding that I am well aware of the many
    • been cherished in many quarters for a long time past, this is the
    • heart of our anthroposophical striving. It pre-supposes many
    • is scarcely a realm of human life which lies outside our subject.
    • From one aspect or another, all interests of human life belong to
    • will lead us along many different side tracks — necessarily so,
    • though its destructiveness is scarcely yet divined by many.
    • We have all manner of
    • social-economic principles. There are many books and pamphlets on
    • — is manifest nonsense. Palpable nonsense, I say, albeit that is
    • saying, and every man should recognise the fact: One cannot speak of
    • means to grow mangolds, potatoes and corn! Without this foundation
    • not by all manner of theoretic considerations.
    • many things in life and practice as though they were dealing only
    • have prescribed how many ounces of meat they are to eat, and how much
    • wise and intelligent is that which they express! Moreover, the man of
    • the sowing and the reaping, we find all manner of quips, intended to
    • Theodor Fechner, who was a man not without humour, said: “Well,
    • possible the physical life of man on Earth — and that, after all,
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    • Properly speaking, any manures or the like which you bring into the
    • elements, at most, inasmuch as there is formation of humus, or manure
    • which — if you will — you may compare to the human
    • say to ourselves: Above the human diaphragm there are certain organs
    • view we now compare the Earth's surface with the human diaphragm,
    • only regard it rightly if we imagine it, compared to man, as standing
    • in man, the abdominal organs. On the other hand, that which takes
    • alive; moreover in winter it is most of all alive. If we human beings
    • substances must emancipate themselves from what is working
    • can most easily do so — they can most easily emancipate
    • out in all manner of directions. For that which is working above the
    • humus-formation comes very largely to man's assistance in
    • “Nature's household.” For in the last resort man can but
    • directions with many ramifications, such, for instance, as the food
    • If mankind with their
    • manifold variety of our present fruits and fruit-trees, they would
    • produced at a time when humanity had knowledge, out of primeval and
    • Extremely apt was the remark of our friend Stegemann to the effect
    • human soul itself — with the ending of Kali Yuga in the
    • of these things. Mankind has no other choice. Either we must learn
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    • a man of whose outer form we caught a glimpse as we passed by him in
    • aristocratic status to a very plebeian one. Alas, how many other
    • its living activity, passing through the human or animal body, or
    • plastic artist in carbon, and this plastician building the manifold
    • of the plant, or again, building the form in man, which passes away
    • man is not plant, but man. He has the faculty, time and again to
    • bound to the oxygen, as carbonic acid. Carbon in the human
    • constantly dismantle what the carbon builds. Our breathing tears the
    • outward. So we are formed in the mobility which we as human beings
    • saying in respect of man: “Blood is a very special fluid”
    • — and we can truly say: the human Ego, pulsating in the blood,
    • which we call the Ego of man moves through the blood. And as the
    • human Ego — the essential Spirit of man — lives in the
    • carbon, so in a manner of speaking the Ego of the Universe lives as
    • which man makes use of to create something more solid as a basis and
    • movement, man creates an underlying framework in his limestone-bony
    • his ever-mobile carbon-formative process, man lifts himself out of
    • Now whether it be man
    • which are allotted to it inasmuch as it surrounds the human being
    • externally. Within us, it is living oxygen, and in like manner it
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    • spheres. But the world in which man and the other earthly creatures
    • man, starting from the little finger or from the lobe of the ear and
    • trying to construct from thence the total human being. Here again we
    • ago in the science of human nutrition, for example. The Statements were
    • was scientifically proven that a human being of average weight (eleven
    • science. And yet, to-day no man of science believes in this proposition.
    • but positively harmful, and a man will remain most healthy if he only
    • the human being, and you recognise that the arterial sclerosis of old
    • to man, for instance — inasmuch as they only deal with the given
    • moment. A normal human life lasts longer than ten years, and the harmful
    • Agriculture, and notably when we come to the question of manuring.
    • the manuring question, shows how little idea they really have of what
    • manuring signifies in the economy of Nature. How often do we hear the
    • phrase: “Manure contains the necessary foodstuffs for the plants.”
    • nourishment of man — not without reason. I wanted to show you
    • man or of any other living creature.
    • idea used to be that the essential thing in human nutrition is what
    • a man daily consumes. Undoubtedly, our daily food is important. But
    • inner mobility, activity. The greater part of what man thus receives
    • the plant, into the surrounding soil. For many plants there is absolutely
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    • yesterday for the improvement of manure was intended, of course, simply
    • manuring as before. To-day we shall have to consider the manuring problem
    • how it is continued into the excretion-products of life in the manure.
    • much time describing how you should prepare manure — whether from
    • stable manure, liquid manure or compost. In this respect — for
    • the due preparation of manure and liquid manure — much has already
    • manure substance whose inner value is so deeply connected with all that
    • times, many false judgments have arisen from the materialistic outlook
    • of substance in the manure. They reckon first and foremost on all that
    • the bacteria do for the manure. Brilliant, highly logical experiments
    • there are so many flies, we say the room is dirty. But the room is not
    • excretion-products as manure. We must regard the minute living entities
    • been saying is emphasized in many quarters. But it is not only important
    • well in modern times to treat the manure in various ways with inorganic
    • are learning from experience. It has no permanent value. We must in
    • fact be clear on this: So long as we try to ennoble or improve the manure
    • earthy element itself. To endow the mass of manure, or the liquid manure,
    • that is available as manure, provided always we remain within the sphere
    • often find repeated in agricultural literature, in many variations.
    • in the Earth, we must till the soil and manure it properly. Heaven does
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    • pay the penalty for their ignorance. Indeed, in many regions of the
    • but it is a very grave concern for many people). They had exhausted
    • Nature is not so cruel as to punish man forthwith for his slight inattention
    • till the next full Moon. So it gets over our human errors and takes
    • way, the weeds will demand their rights just as much as the vegetables,
    • you have thus treated. It no longer grows as rampantly. Moreover, many
    • another illustration. Suppose I have something manufactured by fifty
    • text-books. To begin with, all manner of phosphorus preparations were
    • ways — by methods which do not look very humane, to say the least.
    • very much. For the animal kingdom conserves the lunar forces; it emancipates
    • force of the full Moon within it, conserves it, and so emancipates itself
    • least. Many things afterwards became mere superstition, which were originally
    • The human race too would die out if it were not for certain conditions.
    • not at all the same kind of process as in human diseases.
    • body. In an animal or human being, the astral body is connected with
    • which can occur in the animal and in the human being, does not occur
    • yet nevertheless with some intensity — manifold forces of growth
    • manner of fungoid growths.
    • as liquid manure over the fields, wherever we need it — wherever
    • the strange influence which equisetum arvense has upon the human organism
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    • man out for the moment) are frequently studied as though they stood
    • with intelligence, let us say, the many coloured world of insects, hovering
    • humanity has no idea how greatly farming and forestry
    • that the air and warmth may become mineral for the Bake of man and animal.
    • The countryman, as I said, can become clair-sentient with regard to
    • yesterday when speaking of human Karma). That which is poorer in ether,
    • in a more or less larval condition. These creatures then emancipate
    • rich in forests long before man did anything—for in certain matters
    • Nature is wiser than man, even to this day. And we may well assume,
    • Earth by and by changes, through manifold cosmic and climatic influences.
    • we rest content with the abstract repetition of words: “Man consists
    • in an old instinctive and clairvoyant insight into Nature. In human
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    • by however many detailed instructions for feeding. But I am convinced
    • for man too, is to this day thoroughly misunderstood. The coarse idea
    • such distinctions also). On this distinction they found all manner of
    • in practical life. The man who first speaks of “combustion inside
    • astral in the animal and human body.
    • as there is in man. True, in the animal also, the nerves-and-senses
    • organism more or less melts away — at least, in many animals it
    • describe the animal rather differently from man. For man, we speak quite
    • more rhythmic than in man; while on the other hand the nerves-and-senses
    • so independently as in man; it is a more indistinct sounding-into-one-another
    • of earthly matter. (So it is in man, too, but let us confine ourselves
    • of earthly gravity, and in like manner, all that we do with our limbs
    • out into its manger — what the wisdom of man provides. Such an
    • are inherited. The animal you merely place at the manger will not reveal
    • you have so much earthly substance. In man, too, in the brain you have
    • way to Ego-formation. In man it goes on and on — to the full forming
    • understand the animal organisation — and the human too, for that
    • spreads out through the brain is a highly advanced heap of manure! Grotesque
    • In man,
    • as much as possible of the belly-manure is transformed into brain-manure,
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    • from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind
    • from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind
    • world and man came into being; he had to learn concerning
    • the origin of the world and the significance of man within
    • plants and animals, etc. Man is a fusion of everything
    • beings in the world are letters of the alphabet, and MAN is
    • Being split up into many single ones and united again in
    • Man. Further, the pupil was made to experience this
    • division of the Divine Spirit and its return in man. Man
    • lower animal forms are decadent products of man. What is
    • into the world by man. The original condition of the world
    • past, an image of man at the higher stage. Secondly he saw
    • how this image of man brought forth a masculine human image
    • saw the coming forth of Osiris from Archetypal Man
    • developed into the present form, Horus, and the present man
    • present-day man, when asleep, there is first of all the
    • physical man, then the etheric body, and further, the
    • astral aura arising from the sleeper. Man then finds
    • transformation of man in his
    • human being are: Atma, Buddhi, Manas. Formerly in speaking
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    • translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer.
    • Forming of Man through Cosmic Influences - 1,
    • Published in German as:
    • translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer.
    • Forming of Man through Cosmic Influences - 1,
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    • we shall study the human being
    • begin with, the fact that the human form, of course,
    • depends in the widest sense on the whole life of man, we
    • should then consider first of all man's life as a
    • whole, in order to grasp the human form from within, in a
    • concrete way. To begin with, the human being forms part of
    • mind that in regard to the formation of the head, the human
    • man's connection with the whole environing world.
    • us first consider the human form
    • connected with the head, man turns towards the whole
    • spiritual world into physical existence, the human being,
    • when we consider how the human being attains knowledge by
    • because we are human beings able to draw the spatial laws
    • geometrically. We may therefore say: insofar as man faces
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    • The Inner Human Impulse for Improvement,
    • Published in German as:
    • translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer.
    • The Inner Human Impulse for Improvement,
    • Published in German as:
    • Mystery of Golgotha on the part of modern humanity. First of all, a small
    • their blood, as the representative of that which distinguishes earthly Man,
    • devoted work such as the Crusades demanded, the Templars lived out in
    • of the whole human being in union with the Mystery of
    • outside world, then Man can experience again and again how his own inner
    • the invisible and super-sensible forces of the surrounding world of that human
    • single human being, but turns into objective forces which were formerly not
    • there in the spiritual stream that carried and upholds humanity. These forces
    • world. And inasmuch as this took place, humanity was actually brought a stage
    • historical event. Christian initiation may be attained in the manner
    • outside the body, lived with the spiritual progress of humanity and
    • penetrated in soul and spirit the secrets of the Mystery of Golgotha. Many
    • alone but for all humanity.
    • — more in a super-sensible manner than through external channels —
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    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being).
    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being).
    • against the efforts of natural science, as so many people believe; on
    • regard to natural science they speak of boundaries to human
    • these boundaries with the ordinary forces of human understanding.
    • external Nature and also of the physical nature of the human
    • Its starting point is to draw out of man’s inner being latent
    • forces, to rouse slumbering forces of knowledge enabling the human
    • which can be drawn out of every human soul, forces which transcend
    • thought, but the unfolding of the whole human being. But a beginning
    • every single condition leading to different manifestations can be
    • the human being. In the public lecture which I gave yesterday I
    • What particular result can the human soul gain through mathematics?
    • to enter human consciousness in the form of suggestions, illusions,
    • in order to show that freedom really lives in man’s ethical,
    • Activity called forth many misunderstandings, because people simply
    • another. Even as in the human organism we cannot pass over at will
    • an external world. To begin with, it leads only to man’s
    • human soul is to live in a sound condition. This applies to the
    • Activity gave rise to so many misunderstandings. But it had to be
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    • and Ahriman, the role of fear, and the polar tendencies toward
    • great significance in every realm of human endeavor and investigation
    • soul, man can fall into untruth on the path of spiritual
    • In the recent lectures it was described how the human being,
    • life. Every human being who wishes to evolve upward to a view of the
    • observe objects in their reality, leads man to see facts and beings
    • many false ways. This is, as it were, the first important point in
    • damage in this striving is everything that overcomes man in ordinary
    • appear when man, through appropriate meditation, through
    • others that one is trying directly to intensify one can call human
    • human self-love, this sense of self, only when one goes through a
    • deep within the human soul this self-love slumbers. As has been
    • unbearable, impossible in an actual development of the human soul.
    • and not as emanations from its own being? Because the human being
    • he himself brings forth as a reality. If a human being leaves the
    • that actually does not exist at all in man's
    • free will in ordinary life. If man in ordinary life undertakes to do
    • doesn't want to do it. One must say that in ordinary life man
    • appropriate exercises for a spiritual training is for man, at a
    • must overtake the human soul in a dangerous way — not an
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    • take place unless humanity is able to find a new relationship
    • A public lecture delivered in Stuttgart, Germany,
    • on July 11th, 1919. Authorized translation from the German
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    • take place unless humanity is able to find a new relationship
    • A public lecture delivered in Stuttgart, Germany,
    • on July 11th, 1919. Authorized translation from the German
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    • Supersensible Being of Man
    • And the Evolution of Mankind
    • applying to what I have been presenting for many years — has
    • mankind. However, there are still all manner of prejudices against
    • the anthroposophical approach to knowledge of man's super-sensible
    • anthroposophy cannot speak about the super-sensible being of man in
    • the kind of way people would still like to hear it spoken of in many
    • presenting a point of view still popular with many people who find it
    • present-day mankind. I wanted this to be said because it is just from
    • the views which arise from a valid consideration of man's
    • many people nowadays have the most detrimental illusions. Today,
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    • on December 31st, 1915. Authorized translation from the German
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
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    • on December 31st, 1915. Authorized translation from the German
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
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    • substance that which may be compared to a man's muscles and blood,
    • entirely different from the laws of human consciousness. In speaking
    • ourselves. We are not aware of this, however, because in man
    • The man who is limited in his physical senses, and
    • us, so, in like manner does the Earth think. Let us inquire to-day:
    • knock, or of the many things which our senses reveal to us, the Earth
    • era, to a time when all human thought was evolved within the cycle of
    • and further still man has to develop.
    • present time because man chiefly makes use of his physical body alone
    • many lectures — this present age is the high tide of
    • materialism. A time will come, however, when man will not only make
    • years before our era. When that consciousness came about man
    • body — then our limited human consciousness, the consciousness
    • consciousness of the Earth, so did man then see and perceive a wide
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    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
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    • on January 1st, 1916. Authorized translation from the German
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
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    • yesterday, on the last night of the year, to enter deeply into many
    • is made known to us in the course of human evolution, through
    • humanity must travel as it advances towards its future. A man cannot
    • keep an open view in many directions. We have again and again
    • progress of mankind. It is true, that all that seems to us necessary
    • more and more interest in those things of which humanity in our time
    • be interested in that of which humanity has need, and gain a clear
    • great objective interests of the whole of humanity.
    • into that which is moving along the downward path in the human
    • actual, there to find many of the things of which the men of the
    • far-reaching wisdom was actually lost to man; how this wisdom of the
    • A man is ill — he takes not the least trouble to
    • an authority which has come down to him through very many channels
    • soul by the thing. Man can but arrive at the ‘results’ of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • at all events the whole of civilised mankind.
    • more intimately bound up with the whole being of man, with his
    • ideas, feelings and impulses of will in human beings. Inner strength
    • evolution man has progressed from an instinctive and unconscious to a
    • sphere is an unconscious urge in the whole of mankind today. On
    • among the peoples, whereas the new instincts of mankind call out for
    • destiny. Mere knowledge of everyday dealings between man and man will
    • observation of a man's gestures and movements enables us to
    • another man from his gestures and movements, but if circumstances are
    • is but the intercourse between man and man. Something which
    • transcends the individual human element must be revealed by knowing
    • and understanding another man. We are really faced with a difficulty
    • as an entity? We can speak of an individual human being merely from
    • or a people is only a totality of so many individuals. Before we can
    • Now a man who undergoes spiritual training,
    • understand the being of man in the light of Spiritual Science. In a
    • published a few years ago, I said that man, as he stands
    • In the human organism we have, in the first
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • too, that since then the human heart has been able to
    • The young German poet
    • whole process of the evolution of humanity. Those whose eyes
    • organism enshrining man, an organism whose soul is
    • the Son of Man. Just as in a certain sense men are the
    • things, man's task is to build, through his own powers, an
    • In Christ he sees the Being to whom humanity offers itself in
    • as the ‘Son of Man’ in this higher, cosmological
    • can speak of human beings in their present form or having the
    • symbolises, are as ancient as humanity on Earth. But man will
    • humanity. Men looked out upon a different world, where there
    • same extent as later on, but also because man's faculty of
    • to man's eyes of soul in old Atlantis. But in Atlantean times
    • whence man had come forth in the age of Lemuria. Our souls
    • the forces surrounding us. Man was within the womb of divine
    • Beings from whom man has come forth.
    • The more deeply man
    • In primeval times man
    • man once had lived. But the Gods he was still able to behold
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • Luziferische Vergangenheit und ahrimanische Zukunft.
    • which is striving to develop from out of the depths of human
    • events which escape the ordinary human powers of perception still
    • the manifold stormy events of to-day. It is regarded as something
    • some seven, eight or ten years now a real student of human life can
    • Many people, it is true, do not notice this, for the most important
    • for such things knows that very many children born during the last
    • investigate this remarkable fact that seems so strange to the man of
    • man undergoes an important experience in the spiritual world before
    • gates of death human souls appear, on the whole, as the after-effects
    • decisive in many respects. In a certain sense, its function is to
    • ruffled by what mankind, immersed in materialistic thoughts and
    • to enter human life from the spiritual world is now seeking to enter.
    • without grounds; they have good reason for this, namely: That man in
    • the infinitely important juncture in human evolution where, on the
    • power, while, on the other, man must find the strength to free
    • To-day man is
    • when the spiritual could reveal itself to man in all sorts of
    • subconscious and unconscious processes. The time has come when man
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • a translation by F. Hough. The German text is contained in
    • man's feeling life to some extent. Yet its answer can only be found
    • when, in genuine concern for the being of man, he contrasts, with a
    • same time social, and today every man experience the urgency of the
    • science, man is led to consider the objects of the world in their
    • comprise everything that is within the world order, including man.
    • Today, in so far as we wish to understand man by means of natural
    • appearances outside man, and we then attempt to extend in more or
    • ‘We may not come to a halt before human freedom.’ I have
    • A man who seeks a strictly
    • really given empirically in immediate human experience, and that
    • mankind has learned through established ways of thinking and knowing,
    • necessity to include the most intimate experiences of the human
    • being, so that mankind will be fully enmeshed in the web of natural
    • into the most intimate details of the human being, as well as to the
    • lies the dignity of man, wherein exists true human worth?” Here
    • that we can achieve an existence fully worthy of mankind. We could
    • not call ourselves fully human if we did not think that motive was
    • what we call the Divine in the world order. But for a modern man who
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  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • (Esoteric Christianity and the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind).
    • (Esoteric Christianity and the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind).
    • Atlantean catastrophe the experiences of the human soul were entirely
    • man, was gradually lost, mainly as a result of the conditions
    • prevailing during the Græco-Roman epoch of culture. Since then,
    • man has developed in such a way that great progress has been achieved
    • the Græco-Roman the fourth; the sixth and seventh epochs will
    • Earth and humanity, as was the case at the end of the Atlantean
    • indicate the characteristic trend of human evolution in each of these
    • Whereas in the sixth epoch man will take pleasure in good and noble
    • the seeds of what will become part of mankind in future epochs are contained
    • in the human soul and it can be said that all these aptitudes or
    • predispositions in man — intellectual aptitudes,
    • penetrate into and take effect in the human soul; in the sixth epoch
    • work with special strength into humanity.
    • that in the preceding fourth post-Atlantean epoch (the Græco-Roman)
    • influence upon the soul of man. That is why Greek culture was able to
    • produce such wonderful sculptures, in which the human form was given
    • quite possible nowadays for a man to be very clever and at the same
    • in the German text of this lecture, Urim = Glanz (Radiance
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  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • scarcely be surprised at the statement that there is no man or woman
    • declaration. These conditions manifest themselves in life in various
    • man or woman who is unable to hold fast a single thought, but
    • manifold forms of disease, even imitating organic diseases —
    • Many another condition might be mentioned. Who does not know of these
    • be no doubt that it will grow no better for mankind in the near future.
    • The prospects are by no means hopeful; for there are many harmful factors
    • an epidemic from one man to another, so that others who are in good
    • other things, it is extremely harmful for our time that many people
    • effect on the strength of the human ethereal body. The ethereal body
    • core of the man's soul and the activity that he engages in.
    • effect. He will not merely learn that man consists of ‘physical
    • a man makes a very simple experiment but repeats it with diligence,
    • forgetfulness of many people. It is often said that such
    • than this; it shows that it is also harmful to health. Many things
    • even bordering on very severe illnesses of human nature would be
    • Assume, for instance, that a man begins to notice he can never find
    • In human
    • the two bodies, in a thoroughly healthy human being the ethereal body
    • performs all manner of movements on its own. Here again —
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  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • impulses also, it encounters many persons who feel drawn towards such
    • myself to call “the scientific spirit”, has, in many
    • respects, shaken old, traditional beliefs, and although many people
    • there are, nevertheless, very many to-day whose souls have at least
    • understands how difficult it is for a man involved in scientific work
    • Many people
    • however, that many of our adherents — and opponents too —
    • human life, but rather with the mental attitude a man assumes when
    • is, in the first place, quite independent of man and the rest of the world.
    • And because man as an individual being orientates himself in accordance
    • inserts himself into cosmic space. In a word, man regards space as
    • Anschauung a priori), a mode of intuition given to man prior to
    • not so in reality. We human beings do actually build space out of our
    • should not have our intuition of space (Raumanschauung) if, in
    • earth's surface — from the fact that we human beings are not
    • know the second dimension of space in an equally unconscious manner. You
    • will be well aware that man — to mention what pertains more to his
    • the human body is connected with the mobility, spontaneous at first,
    • with left, or left with right, that we human beings experience the
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • something born from man as a whole and to serve his whole
    • able to speak from the whole compass of man's being. It must
    • human evolution in the way I have ventured to describe in the two
    • sense, we need, before all else, to understand thoroughly the human
    • proceeds from, the human form. We must understand the human form in a
    • element in our world and, at the same time, proceeds from our human being.
    • forms underlying our world, can be derived from the human form. But
    • “space”, as we say — the human form plastically.
    • on a secret pertaining to our human way of looking at the world —
    • to be within the human body.) Any region of space is then related to
    • But man is capable of relating himself to the cosmos — as we,
    • yesterday, related ourselves to the human being (the
    • “anthropos”). As we looked into the human being and found
    • all that is symmetrically built into the human organism; and in the
    • the human organism built in a definite way.
    • with your human understanding — you achieve nothing. But if you
    • one's way into the human organism in order to have the three
    • connected with man — so one can acquire a perception of
    • whole human being, with full understanding of the cosmos, then, in
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    • "At the Center of Man's Being: I," or
    • AT THE CENTRE OF MAN'S
    • times there was in the Orient little of what was afterwards required of man
    • thyself” entered the historical life of man only when the early
    • human knowledge; it was in no way orientated towards directing man's
    • man is dependent on the circumstances prevailing in his environment. The
    • man's inner glance was captured by all that he experienced in the
    • infer this from all you have been hearing for many years — in
    • glance to the inner being of man when the Asiatic civilisation began
    • man's innermost being.
    • pierce through into man's inner being. And it was only the strongest
    • who had already cultivated that vision of man's inner being, a
    • experiences of man's inner being. The precept runs thus:
    • learn to know the secrets of man's innermost being; to utter these
    • this precept was uttered from out of the inner experience to which a man,
    • knowledge of man. Tradition has preserved this precept, and to-day it
    • man's inner being that can be transmitted to men only within the
    • aware that in the course of time many men in Western countries (I am not
    • of the 15th century — the human constitution became such as to
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    • "At the Center of Man's Being: II," or
    • AT THE CENTRE OF MAN'S
    • within man a kind of centre of destruction. I showed how as long as
    • understanding, through all the manifold effects they have upon our
    • of man establish itself. It is a centre for the strengthening and
    • see from this how complicated is the life into which man is placed.
    • man, for otherwise he would not be able to develop his ego, but
    • something which must never be allowed outside. The bad man carries in
    • into the outer world; the good man keeps it inside him. If it is
    • there is really nothing in the world that would not bring blessing to man,
    • will one day suffer dissolution, and of how out of all manner of
    • being formed to-day in man within this centre of destruction. It is
    • being formed out of man's moral ideals, but also out of his
    • the Jupiter existence will be a battle between the good which man,
    • indicate how it is with the other side of human existence, where we are
    • world where, to begin with, the ego-power, as it develops for human
    • the man of the West has developed his Ego, has allowed that hardening
    • we are already on the way to seeing what it is that must enter into man's
    • 15th century were to continue, mankind would fall into decline; for
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  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • the volume containing the German text is entitled,
    • evolution of humanity is preserved in ancient records mostly
    • and good influence upon mankind through the ages, there exists
    • deeper aspects of human knowledge and human thought have been
    • been condemned by human law to this shameful death. Until the
    • understand this, we must think of the nature of the human soul as
    • humanity and one which it is exceeding difficult for the modern
    • mind to understand, is that the first human beings who lived on
    • means that it was actually possible for humanity to be taught by
    • wisdom consisted of teachings given by the Gods to man in regard
    • to the sojourn of the human soul in the Divine-Spiritual world
    • — such was the substance of the teaching imparted to human
    • figuratively, we should say: In those times man saw how the human
    • of beginning or end. It is, of course, true that man saw other
    • human beings around him, die. You will not accuse me of comparing
    • — I have spoken of this many times — As little as an
    • death. They saw human life only from within, stretching beyond
    • evolution and progress of humanity from the earliest epochs to
    • becomes of the soul when the human being passes though
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  • Title: Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
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    • the case — it was called Realism because it considered man's
    • look upon them as two different human aspects. In the present day we
    • stones, in the plants, in animals and in physical man, was still
    • these were mere names, coined for the convenience of man.
    • modern world conception, for man no longer considers ideas and
    • modern man (he does not know this, because he does not concern himself
    • civilization — signifies that humanity has become completely
    • in the stone, in the plant, in the animals, and in physical man
    • thoughts and ideas mere names which man gives to stones and plants, I
    • as a forlorn human being, and perhaps imitate to some extent the lion's
    • modern humanity has lost the capacity of finding something spiritual
    • as the “Father-principle”. When a human being proceeded
    • flashes of lightning, as if from an elementary human emotion,
    • later stage of human evolution. The actual theoretical atheism only
    • and Comenius currents in German protestantism: — to consider
    • looked upon the Christ as the “meek man of Nazareth”.
    • if many of you have noted it): — when one of those who wished
    • to them. This is connected with the fact that the human being who
    • intellect, you are not a full human being, you cannot feel yourself
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • Also known as, The Relation of Man to his Folk Soul,
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    • in which so many things are taking place which widen the
    • All that has been cultivated for so many years in our
    • increase the soul's life of feeling, so that we become emancipated
    • great impulses, the great manifestations of forces which pervade the
    • whole development of mankind on earth. When we have thus striven to
    • special heights, just because they conceal so many significant
    • the midst of the events which will befall mankind in the 20th century
    • take along with them the treasures of mankind which have been
    • accumulated throughout the centuries of human development. And other
    • the course of history of which mankind is conscious.
    • development of mankind? Even when considering things quite
    • to mankind. If we look back upon the Graeco-Latin epoch, we see that
    • been added to the course of development which mankind has followed so
    • the divine order of the world has given mankind during the fifth
    • the forces which the human soul contains, not only with the religious
    • in which the Christ-Impulse has influenced mankind since the Mystery
    • Christ-Impulse does not only appeal in an intellectual way to human
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  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • consciousness of every human being, but is not grasped clearly enough
    • to be in the full sense of the word a real human being living in the
    • world. And every man will undoubtedly feel that this knowledge of the
    • ideas required by us as human beings are given to us when we grasp
    • ethical ideas, they are the foundation of our human freedom. On the
    • human life is born for him out of two roots which are completely
    • unfortunate for the human being if there were no connecting bridge
    • here, that in past times man's soul-constitution was essentially
    • really forms a deep incision in the whole evolution of humanity. And
    • of humanity through the birth of Christianity we shall understand
    • human reason.
    • human wisdom. I know that it is almost offending for a modern man to
    • advanced than modern man; nevertheless it was so. In ancient pagan
    • with the spiritual reality of things. Something entered the human
    • soul through man's knowledge of the reality of things. But the
    • the human beings obtained it in such a way (you know that they
    • extraordinarily significant truth in the history of human
    • times when the human beings who looked up to the stars really
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  • Title: Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
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    • difficult — in view of the many facts that meet one
    • experienced in the course of man's evolution — all
    • those we have still to go through, for in many respects we
    • are only just at the beginning — these are only so many
    • whole course of man's evolution, we may observe that earlier
    • compared with what man of old felt pulsing through him from
    • scope for free action on the part of man. And when men feel
    • freedom. Just ask yourselves, how many hearts and souls there
    • view of life. Only when a man comes to recognise himself
    • sufficiently warranted the existence of human suffering.
    • — so say many otherwise intelligent people — for,
    • if a man is poor, it is what he deserved in his previous
    • Many people say: “I must be good, so that I may have a
    • is what many people did actually get out of the ideas of
    • mere game, in which the worlds and the civilisations of man
    • are toys. And this is what knowledge has in many respects
    • Freedom has now become in many respects an empty phrase,
    • creating a social framework such that each man lives and
    • civilisation each man trying to live and work for the rest!
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  • Title: Lecture: Brunetto Latini
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    • The manifold studies which we have
    • spoken of this fact, and we have indicated many examples.
    • over humanity have taken place, derive their sources again
    • spiritual life into the physical. Initiation opens out to man
    • today for those who call themselves civilised mankind.
    • this connection between Dante and a man who was initiated
    • any rate was known to that time. They knew that man, to reach
    • elementary matters. How little a man is inclined to set out
    • occurs: ‘As a young man,’ he writes, ‘I was
    • journey, I got into an omnibus. Simultaneously another man
    • in his mind of the typical pedant. He knew that the man,
    • beginning of the path which leads through man into the
    • man — to the system of his physical body. Look out over
    • related to our own outer body — the physical human
    • Behind it is the etheric body; but man in the first place is
    • Man, to begin
    • side of the mountain stood a woman, according to whose
    • commands that which arose, arose, and that which passed away,
    • before him in an Imagination, in the figure of a woman who
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  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • Constitution of Humans.
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    • The Shaping of theHuman Form out ofCosmic andEarthly Forces
    • report unrevised by the lecturer. The original German
    • I have often spoken of how man's bodily
    • Anyone who understands the human head in the right way can
    • passed through by the human being before he descended to his
    • formation beyond death of the future human head. At the same
    • time, however, the human form points to man's connection with
    • the Cosmos. As the human being stands before us today, we can
    • the limb-man is a starting-point for the Jupiter, Venus and
    • Vulcan evolutions. It is only the breast-man, embracing all
    • real man of the Earth. Thus we can say: What we have before
    • us in the human head is formed out of the three preceding
    • for its subsequent embodiments is all that underlies man's
    • limbs today. As a man goes through life between death and
    • have, therefore, a human earthly aspect and also a cosmic
    • one. Hence we can study the formation of the human head while
    • keeping in mind the relation of man's essential being to the
    • of man; and so we are less able to form an opinion of it from
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  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • German text is included in the volume of the Complete
    • By receiving the Spirit the human soul
    • takes effect, how it manifests in what man can feel, love and
    • in this way of the Spirit and its progressive manifestation
    • in the course of man's existence, the Eternal and the
    • particular manifestations of life here and there, we can
    • reminiscent of past forms in which the Eternal, manifesting
    • become for many of those who want to be regarded in the great
    • warmth of feeling that pervaded the human soul at the times
    • great Universe out of which man is born, in order that our
    • resurrection of mankind, the birth of the Spirit of
    • were intimately connected with the manifestations of the
    • when the herdsman or cattle breeder of ancient Europe was out
    • felt with the animal world as being under man's
    • with a bleakness of which modern humanity has little idea.
    • were times when the unique manifestations of climate and of
    • that pervades a man when, unmindful of the outer world, he
    • transformed in the soul in such a way that a man was, as it
    • any fully developed feeling that if a human being is to find
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  • Title: Lecture: Buddha
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    • of special interest in the study of human evolution; for an
    • age many people feel an inherent desire to understand what really
    • entered human evolution through all that is connected with the name
    • The Education of the Human Race
    • that man's sojourn on earth may become fruitful if earthly lives are
    • essence of Buddhism is that it urges man to strive for such knowledge
    • must again remind you of the law of human evolution which we
    • the whole constitution of man's soul has passed through different
    • evolution of mankind, and when with the help of Spiritual Science we
    • of man's consciousness in those early times was very different indeed
    • In normal human life to-day
    • man. In those early times the nature of the soul was such that in a
    • condition midway between waking and sleeping, man gazed into all that
    • away before the soul of man. These pictures were not as void of
    • Prehistoric man, gazing into the super-sensible worlds with this
    • to-day man knows with certainty that his blood is composed of
    • prehistoric man knew that, so far as his soul and Spirit were
    • certain phenomena in human history, of which external facts also
    • speak, can only be understood if this spiritual origin of man's
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  • Title: Lecture: Hygiene - a Social Problem
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    • the evolution of human history, of the sinister or incipiently
    • suffers from the basic evil inherent in so many spheres of our mental
    • the human being himself. Human beings are treated just as if
    • there were one generality — “Man.” No attention is
    • paid to the personal and distinctive qualities of individual human
    • sentiments playing between man and man. This lack of social
    • prone than many others to be the subject of sociological study,
    • human being alone but the whole of society.
    • word, it is the trust reposed by man in a
    • centuries a longing has arisen among mankind for a democratic
    • that is demanded in the sphere of hygiene. In short, this
    • health side by side with the democratic demand that affairs of public
    • interest concerning every mature man and woman shall be arbitrated by
    • superstitions of devils and demons passing in and out of human beings
    • verbally or mentally a man is convinced that there is
    • distinctions which are so often emphasised to-day between man's
    • distinctions and relations between such facts of human life as a
    • world-conception of so many modern men, and that far from being
    • but the outer manifestation, the outer revelation of active spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: Speech and Song
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    • Human Expression through Tone and Word.
    • in recent lectures how certain functions or activities of the human
    • metamorphosis of activities which belong to man between death and a
    • equilibrium for earthly life is a faculty which man does not bring
    • physical body of man in all its form is the result of a mighty
    • spiritual activity — an activity which man performs in unison
    • that which man forms and creates in this activity — we may call
    • gait and posture. This faculty is only incorporated in man's nature
    • man has to the Angeloi, Archangeloi and so forth — to the
    • Beings of the Hierarchies — a relation manifold and
    • equilibrium in the spiritual worlds. And this, man loses in a certain
    • pre-earthly life as I have already explained, man has a very
    • existence, man's language is a living with the cosmic Logos; it is a
    • understanding as between human beings, all of whom are living on the
    • member — human speech. We may indeed say that in speech there
    • civilisation. By speech, human beings come together here on
    • earth, and one man finds the way to another. Bridging the gulf that
    • the connection of what man attains by great efforts here on earth, as
    • relationship, we are led to perceive how the human being is inwardly
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  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • Education of Man
    • one great whole, we see it — in spite of the many valleys and
    • lowlands breaking the heights of the ascending development of man
    • — as a continuous education of the human race, as a process
    • into mankind.
    • In every epoch of human
    • the course of human evolution is revealed in a threefold light. We
    • everlasting impulse entered into human evolution; and so too, there
    • imparted to man by his natural development, intelligence, reason,
    • epochs has striven for something else. In each of these epochs man
    • because the human race has passed through different conditions of
    • though it be — that the soul of man has evolved from the animal
    • state, that the human soul could be thought of as having remained
    • realise that the constitution of the human soul in the first epoch of
    • consider the nature of the human soul in the ancient East, in an age
    • the human memory from them. What really constitutes the substance of
    • the soul of man to-day, did not bear the same form in the souls of
    • Man experienced a weaving, moving inner life, the shadowy echoes of
    • in which man not only knew with certainty that a soul was weaving and
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  • Title: Lecture: Concerning Electricity
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    • so closely connects itself with a definite manner of thinking. If
    • began to affect man's nerves, expelling from them everything that
    • spheres of Nature. So long as man remained within the light, within
    • pertaining to the human being cannot be sought in any other sphere
    • way. They may say: “Oh, this is ahrimanic! Let us avoid
    • the very people who thunder against Ahriman, and tell us to beware of
    • electric tramcar! So that all their thundering against Ahriman, no
    • with Ahriman. But we must live with him in the right way, that is to
    • Ahriman and Lucifer have the greatest power over us if we do not know
    • The ahrimanic electricity can therefore overwhelm civilized man only
  • Title: Lecture: The Problem of Jesus and Christ in Earlier Times
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    • were to disappear, many of us would still be alive — at least, we
    • or the content of the Pistis Sophia manuscript, or the Book of
    • human evolution approached the Mystery of Golgotha, we can see a
    • thinking, which had a spiritual quality and would have enabled human
    • very time when the Christ united with earthly evolution, humankind
    • were less able than ever to speak, as human beings, about the Christ.
    • years ago, in a certain part of the Middle East, a man named Jesus
    • was born; he carried the Christ, and God lived in that human being.
    • could have lived in the man Jesus.
    • often — that the Christ had, in fact, always existed for human
    • enabled them to leave the physical body. When human beings left their
    • expressed this by saying that human beings were, of course, inspired
    • the spiritual evolution of humanity, something was nurtured as a kind
    • preparation — humankind first needed to become acquainted with
    • not use it. But Clemens designated what entered human capacity
    • philosophers prepared humanity for the event that took place with the
    • united, the God and the human being? How does the “God
    • human” come to be? Origenes, accordingly, constructed a view
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • a necessary foundation for many other perceptions which we need — a
    • a certain inherent difficulty for our human power of knowledge and
    • understanding when we speak of the physical bodily nature of man on
    • the one hand, and the soul-and-spirit on the other. Man can gain
    • enough, man is distinctly aware of the fact that such a thing exists.
    • consciousness, that something does exist to draw man's attention to the
    • the difficulties begin at once when man endeavours to relate the world of
    • extended in space. They can even represent it spatially. Man forms
    • quite apart from all that, the fact is that man is conscious of his
    • ask: How can the soul-and-spirit in man — to which the Ego
    • itself a kind of spiritual essence, manifests itself in outer forms
    • Man cannot say out of his ordinary consciousness, how the
    • soul-and-spirit. It says, for example: The human being walks,
    • spiritualism by proving that when so and so many men are dying and so
    • and so many are already dead, there can be no room in the whole world
    • 19th Century. People said, Man cannot be
    • them to-day. The man of to-day conceives the spatial and
    • will of man follows his movements everywhere. Moreover, the
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  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • Germany in October of 1910 through March of 1911. The series of
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    • mankind, not only in the field of knowledge but in the whole field of
    • human progress. But it would be particularly depressing if spiritual
    • to arouse human interest in the deepest sense of the word, but also
    • surface-layer, too, we discover very manifold variations when we
    • the earth's development manifold disturbances have occurred through
    • in layers still younger than the tertiary layers, man.
    • Some idea of the methods applied and of the manner in which research
    • the course of so and so many years, and if by measuring the thickness
    • reckoned how many years it has taken for that layer to be deposited
    • really sometimes rather pronounced and amount to many billions of
    • rock-formation. A man of his calibre was bound to contemplate the
    • become attuned to higher contemplations of nature; and as the human
    • loveliness, I say, overcomes the man who wants to open his soul only
    • from our human point of view we call perfect today, we come to ever
    • were quite tiny beings today, standing within a human organism: if,
    • not those which appertain to the animal, plant, or human organism.
    • the substances appertaining today to the plant, animal and human
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
    • of thought which man develops in himself is already present in
    • in man from the moment he enters upon his physical, earthly life.
    • which enwraps the human being when he is born, indeed from the moment
    • portray man in some such words as these: Man brings his thought-life
    • the case of human beings who die prematurely things are somewhat different.
    • At the moment however we are speaking of normal human beings. Such people,
    • one of us, although indeed when a man has passed the age of fifty he has
    • record of how many fundamentally original thoughts and ideas at the present
    • human being, in accordance with the law of inertia, ambles on and on
    • unless man is laid hold of by those youthful elements which proceed
    • for such thoughts penetrate into the depths of human life.
    • take into account the relationship existing between man and
    • from many points of view. Why is it that we succeed in getting
    • is which can reveal itself to man as a great and significant truth:
    • present man is always gifted with Imagination.
    • when a man surveys the tapestry of the senses, —
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  • Title: Vortrage: Denken, Fühlen, Wollen - Das Muspilhgedicht
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    • Man kann
    • ja annehmen, daß jetzt in einem der Gedanke sitzt: Ja, wenn man
    • also über fünfzig Jahre alt geworden ist, dann hat man sein
    • in dem alten Gedankentrott weiter fort. Man kann sich heute kaum vor
    • daß man auch während des Lebens solche Gedanken aufnimmt,
    • man in einer gewissen Weise in der folgenden Art betrachten. Man kann
    • Augen —, was man so sieht. Wir nennen es den Sinnesteppich. Ich
    • will es schematisch so aufzeichnen. Hinter allem, was man sieht,
    • wenn man, wie gesagt, sich dieser Illusion nicht hingibt, sondern
    • stehenbleibt bei der Wirklichkeit, dann weiß man: Der
    • noch sprechen. Aber man kommt zu dem, was wir in unserem
    • Hingabe an das Bild eruiert werden. So daß man sagen kann: Schon
    • Naturwissenschaft ausgebildet wird. Man untersucht, man untersucht
    • Dinge muß man in Erwägung ziehen, wenn man das
    • Imaginationen drinnen, und man brauchte nur unbefangen das Leben mit
    • man aber, als nun auch die Fähigkeit sich zu erwerben, so Bilder
    • zu machen — aber jetzt durch eigene Tätigkeit, wie man es
    • Anstrengung, wie es sonst beim Denken geschieht. Dann sieht man nicht
    • nur die Gegenwart in Bildern, dann dehnt man das bildliche Vorstellen
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 1: Introductory Lecture
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    • three. Naturally in many respects a risk is connected with this, but
    • of own section but also many friends of our movement, who come to the
    • is the special manner in which we intend to carry theosophical life
    • best time possible for carrying out our work in the desired manner,
    • one or other problem or question can, on account of human
    • may be. Anyone speaking after the manner of the modern theologian
    • many people lead them to say this. It is therefore necessary that
    • Society to cultivate universal love! For there are many such, and
    • it is not right in occultism to speak in so impetuous a manner. Still
    • remaining sixth part in an orderly manner, yet in Theosophical life
    • will now appear as man, a man towering above his fellows, until he
    • that until then a Bodhisattva will live in the manifold incarnations
    • these latter, if a man holds a contrary opinion we are compelled to
    • described in Esoteric Christianity appeared in human fleshly
    • Do we deny that a man lived 105 years before our era, who was stoned
    • Guidance of Man and of Mankind, the progress that has taken place
    • place in the market of a town in Central Germany. One man said that
    • not a sluggard I’ The same logic that says that if a man is a
    • prejudice about Brahmanism, Orientalism, ancient and modern
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • about the Gospels and other spiritual documents of humanity would not
    • necessary they are for all occult observations of human evolution. If
    • man on the physical plane. And the ancient Saturn existence which
    • invisible to us; but it still somewhat concerns man even now, this
    • have often drawn your attention to the fact that in the German
    • School of Wundt, which is considered decisive not only in German
    • of the human being.
    • cosmic appearance of ancient Saturn. This means that a man who wishes
    • world such as ancient Saturn. This world is hidden; to man it is a
    • super-sensible world. At the present stage of his evolution man could
    • wish to form an idea of that soul-disposition which a man must have
    • if he really holds the thought that everything is taken away and man
    • or printed, you will find but few indications of man having felt
    • that can be experienced by man; it is infinity filled with
    • experienced on a mountain, when a man stands at the edge of an abyss
    • Man of to-day has two
    • which enables a man to understand the impressions of the spiritual
    • beings just as real as man who is made of flesh, and yet they are not
    • ceases, which is more intimately connected with our ordinary human
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • ‘Cosmic beat is the manifestation of Cosmic sacrifice, or
    • abstraction man now accepts as time, but a totality of beings, the
    • of the soul. No man can know what heat is who is not able to form a
    • what is meant here. And if a man should make a sacrifice, not because
    • the following way as a soul-experience. Let us imagine that a man
    • living in our souls? If the feelings of this man are vivid, if the
    • intensified; for this can only be conceived when a man has worked his
    • the ordinary will of man, through the inherited or educated
    • we only accept what is proved. And a man who wishes to be clairvoyant
    • eliminating everything we have ever learnt. As a rule a man says, I
    • grey cloud is nothing but a number of living beings. In like manner
    • only outer manifestation. For wherever there is air in the world, the
    • means the manifestation of the bestowing virtue of the macrocosm, and
    • through humanity. What is thus felt in contemplation of these
    • things is in marvellous connection with the whole human evolution, it
    • idea that can stir in a human soul on hearing such an account, when
    • for everything that can be given to the human being in the way of
    • intellectual manner, but in true artistic way; then something of the
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • referred are so far removed from anything experienced by man at the
    • know as external physical fire or heat. To a man of the present day
    • man seen in a mirror to the person himself. For, just as the mirror
    • presents merely an illusion in relation to the man, so in this sense,
    • the same relation to them as the real man to his reflection. Neither
    • life a man does something, accomplishes something, the impulse of his
    • an act, to an achievement. Now at first a man would say that a
    • in the world. Certain deeds that man may do — particularly such
    • renouncing all idea of satisfying them. Suppose a man has made up his
    • is not always the case. A man who has begun to lead a higher life,
    • things usually desired by man.
    • higher worlds, is that of renunciation. In relation to this many
    • self-inflicted suffering. In many cases the practice of this may be a
    • a step deeper into the evolution of humanity. For in the
    • beings have invaded the domain of our earth humanity. It has
    • thought, however, which we should entertain is this: that man would
    • Moon. So that on the one hand man owes to the Luciferic beings the
    • his nature. But, on the other hand, if man were incapable of
    • claims that they only lead man astray; their remaining behind must be
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • spiritualist union at Munich, and so little did the postman know what
    • nearer to the earthly life of man, we find this mood in ourselves
    • when the human soul begins to aspire and prepares for higher
    • comprehend the nature of the wisdom man can acquire, which we saw
    • encounter a Soul-mood resembling in many respects what a man may even
    • that which has lain dormant in the depths below the superficial waves
    • thus do not enter a man's consciousness at all.
    • phenomenon with which we are all well acquainted; perhaps a man who
    • the other. We can feel this even in our human life, we live and move
    • one place to another, for that is only one of the many forms of
    • longing when a condition of Soul approaches in which a man is at a
    • torment of it, how it drives a man into a state of mind which becomes
    • as longing and cannot be satisfied in this world, there are many
    • place is but one of the many forms of change. And the Spirits of
    • it becomes what is known to man hardly yet as ‘thoughts’
    • that a man has when he dreams; the fluidic ideas that succeeding one
    • picture-consciousness. And as we human Beings our selves passed
    • that of the longing human Soul, in all its yearning emptiness. By the
    • some little time the longing pushes up again, demanding fresh ones.
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • in the nature of man, actually leading the life of the soul to find
    • words: all philosophy, and all striving for a certain kind of human
    • knowledge, must come from Wonder. This is really the case. Any man
    • knowledge may be acquired externally and established by man through
    • feelings, does not spring from the soul of man in real earnest. All
    • ‘wonder’ to which a man at first as far as his own
    • by any of the phenomena known to man, that the Christ incarnated in
    • this assertion; but what is the manner of these proofs? Logically
    • — as for instance, the statement that no man has yet been seen
    • level as the argument of a man who had never seen anything but fish
    • through the experience a man may have on the physical plane to
    • knowledge is already established in him. He demands that what he has
    • philosophy, is aroused by a man finding himself confronted with
    • spiritual atmosphere, may be described in many respects by saying
    • humanity, appears as a kind of recapitulation of this peculiar
    • them from many different sides. That which remains in them as the
    • exactly like a man who cannot be contented within himself by means of
    • in their proper place. Even when death comes to a man in a concrete
    • a man dies, is then for us in the macrocosm. On account of the Cosmic
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • of the human being, and every now and then we must therefore
    • development we wish to see taken up by humanity, and today we
    • course, be many today — as there always have been
    • these events developed. Many of our friends will remember the
    • that is gnawing away at the evolution of humanity.
    • order to indicate what was going to happen in human evolution
    • to be awake and alive for the sake of humanity. If
    • the laws that human minds are able to perceive as operative
    • sense. Humanity is only fully awake when people are able to
    • Humanity has
    • hold of the human race. Failure to see the spiritual reality
    • — humanity has learned an adequate lesson from the
    • more than any other age demanding the one thing people least
    • based on the science of the spirit dawns in human minds. You
    • come until human hearts understand the realm of the spirit.
    • humanity has ever had is — to put it simply —
    • present time is to say that the present human chaos is the
    • between human consciousness and the destructive powers of
    • cruelly, to the perceptive mind when you meet many of the
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • Humanity's Struggle for Morality
    • feeling develop. This is what our time demands. I think it
    • development of humanity. Just think what it means —
    • spiritual life as the only way of freeing future humanity
    • Humanity is
    • humanity. I think it is fair to say that, generally speaking,
    • human souls are still very much asleep at the present time,
    • and fail to notice many of the tremendous changes now taking
    • great riddles of the age. However, many are not fully active
    • are in many respects quite unable to find the answers. The
    • intellectual and moral development in human evolution.
    • human evolution is beginning to puzzle people. They say to
    • many people call the realm of science today; it provides the
    • foods for their constituents and manufacture chemical foods,
    • an amoral character and has in many respects become downright
    • destructive. Many people are beginning to notice that the
    • intellectual development of humanity today. However, no one
    • human evolution. No one asks that they should be tackled at
    • cannot penetrate to the deeper sources of human thinking and
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • many respects go utterly against current and generally
    • silence demanded of anyone to whom they were made known, must
    • achieved on the physical plane. This is the source of many
    • themselves as belonging to the many different socialist
    • materialistic premises. Many say they believe in the world of
    • the spirit, but with many of them this is mere words, nothing
    • this kind dominate the human race today in the widest
    • must inevitably come up are repulsive to many people today;
    • that, according to the author of the lexicon, I have many
    • Furthermore, I come from a border region between Germans and
    • includes Hermann Bahr as someone who is promoting Judaism
    • a well-known literary historian as saying that Hermann Bahr
    • baptism made. Hermann Bahr also had to jump through those
    • absolutely Upper Austrian German. This was of course an
    • to is opinion. He went so far as to say that if Hermann Bahr
    • constitution of the human soul will be affected even if
    • us say on the human head. But truths which go deep, even if
    • next to the physical world, touch the whole human being and
    • In many
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • has come for humanity to know certain truths concerning the
    • may arise as to why now is the time for humanity to learn
    • have of course existed for a long time, but humanity in
    • general was protected and did not have to accept them. Many
    • have this fear today — and there are indeed many of
    • them — could of course say: Why cannot humanity go on
    • humanity has to be treated differently, as it were, by the
    • directly on our physical world. This is the world humanity
    • nature which are hidden from the sight of weak humanity
    • human eye been deflected from this other world in the
    • be made known to human beings under certain conditions. They
    • also in human evolution. There are many different kinds of
    • with human birth and death. You should never believe that
    • human birth and death are actually as they present themselves
    • to the senses. Spiritual entities are involved when a human
    • red-hot coals to people, for this is how humanity has
    • enemies of everything human beings seek and desire for their
    • everything was done just to suit the wishes of human beings
    • provides for the welfare of human beings here in the physical
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • Changes in Humanity's SpiritualMake-up
    • insights which humanity currently finds acceptable will not
    • humanity. What I want to say today is perhaps best understood
    • the Mystery of Golgotha when human beings essentially related
    • often stressed that human evolution has to be taken
    • will say: The Greeks and the Romans perceived the world
    • The nature of the human constitution was totally different in
    • age both the earth and humanity had reached their midpoint.
    • Roman civilization, was a kind of recapitulation of what
    • humanity was on the downward curve of evolution. It was a
    • in ancient Greece. The total human constitution of the
    • human form; they did not need the models we need today,
    • human body was determined and maintained by the immediate
    • environment. Human beings were intimately bound up with the
    • ancient Greek times. Then, human bodies were as perfect as
    • the Jupiter epoch that humanity achieves a higher level of
    • and experience all manner of things by the very fact that we
    • Brentano, a man with a fine mind, was held in thrall by
    • things which are written in this manner for the present time,
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    • today, we must consider something of the nature of the human
    • being and how human beings are part of historical evolution.
    • First of all we consider the fact that human beings have the
    • shall not understand how human beings really relate to their
    • this: When you walk on earth as an ordinary physical human
    • being you are also a breathing human being, walking in a
    • difference between a human corpse which has been left behind
    • touch of the idea: I am going to get up now. To repeat, many
    • Elohim, when they created human beings as dwellers on earth
    • purely subjective thought, you'd be following ahrimanic
    • therefore Ahriman. As I said, the distinction is not made in
    • the same way as our getting up. Human beings truly are made
    • the head and the rest of the body. The human head is an
    • the rest of the body. The construction of the human head is
    • come down through Saturn, Sun and Moon evolution. Humans
    • human evolution on earth. The rest of the body was meant to
    • actual human being, for the human being is really a head with
    • the human being — let us call it ‘b’ and to
    • airy principle — is a manifestation of the higher
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • written on them — so and so many hundredweight, or
    • are not very many people who feel like this, though I have
    • one gets today. The whole of Roman history, and particularly
    • respect for the historian Herman Grimm,
    • on a chair and watching the man lifting weights, it looks
    • humanity in post-Atlantean times and would gradually
    • penetrate every human sphere. To put it as a paradox —
    • the innermost nature of the materialistic human beings of the
    • knew full well the nature of this ahrimanic spirit. To some
    • fifth post-Atlantean age. The ahrimanic powers were
    • between man and the gods which belonged to the fourth
    • man, someone with real weight; they will only give us the
    • in many ways. Is all this to be changed? Could we not go on
    • did the spiritual world demand that these people should have
    • today and closely bound up with human nature. As I have
    • check the weight. Think of how many things there are where
    • enter into human beings or they will become unsure. The
    • Consciousness also depends on many other things, but it
    • ones on the scales. You would certainly demand real weights,
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • part of reality in human life, has resulted in an unreal
    • can therefore have as many wrong ideas as they like. This
    • see this with many ideologies; they keep coming up against
    • life. Here the human thoughts of every individual enter into
    • in the spirit, and this also applies where humanity is
    • concerned, with things living first in human thoughts and
    • then in human actions. And we can see how abstract thinking
    • reality is in many ways seen in an abstract way. People look
    • conjuror behaving as if they weighed many kilograms.
    • significant characteristic of many of the concepts held today
    • — as I have said so many times — and they want
    • found, as many people find, that it does not matter if the
    • way of achieving ‘permanent peace’, as they call
    • until there is a prospect of permanent peace.
    • satisfactory conditions for humanity, what does it matter if
    • life eternal, to human evolution!’
    • matter, human beings do, of course, have to apply the
    • principle: ‘What are so and so many hundredweight of
    • apply to human life what applies only in the lifeless,
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • call Michael fought with certain ahrimanic powers. Please
    • followers against certain ahrimanic powers. A good way of
    • your mind's eye that the human souls who were born exactly in
    • in this battle between Michael's followers and the ahrimanic
    • victory over certain ahrimanic powers.
    • always call on an image which humanity has known throughout
    • crowd of ahrimanic spirits seek over and over again to bring
    • ahrimanic spirits, are driven down into the human realms,
    • the biblical term. Instead they are to be found in the human
    • time when human souls became subject to ahrimanic powers with
    • human beings more in peace; when they were driven out of the
    • spiritual realms they came upon human beings. And if we
    • enquire into the nature of the ahrimanic powers which entered
    • into human beings when they had to leave the realms of the
    • spirit, the answer is, the ahrimanic materialistic view with
    • days its impulses were more instinctive in humans, for the
    • crowd of ahrimanic spirits still sent their impulses from the
    • spiritual world into human instincts. From the autumn of 1879
    • onwards, these ahrimanic impulses — powers of
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • no ideals. On the contrary, it has a great many ideals which,
    • present age demands this. And so it happens that the oddest
    • kinds of societies may evolve, representing and demanding all
    • is the ahrimanic powers, were cast down into the human
    • this carefully — the powers from the school of Ahriman
    • 1841 and 1879 were cast down into the human realm in 1879.
    • thinking, the inner responses and the will impulses of human
    • realize that infinitely many of the thoughts in human minds
    • today are full of ahrimanic powers, as are their will
    • abstract as: ‘Human beings must fight Ahriman.’ Such an
    • of other, similar ones, whilst many other people do not know
    • humanity go through life as if asleep, without thought; they
    • consider the way in which many people keep saying today: ‘lt
    • and many others whose works went through numerous editions.
    • how many people in this room do not know of the existence of
    • matters. Things are going on in the world which many people
    • the sources of many things that live in their emotions, inner
    • based; the book shows the way in which Ahriman is involved in
    • different animals. The ahrimanic Spirit was, of course,
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • Recognizing the Inner Human Being
    • period of civilization which will make special demands in
    • influence the whole of human life, the whole of culture and
    • these considerations that human soul nature will essentially
    • said that human soul nature will become more inward we must
    • many instances, go hand in hand with people becoming more
    • the human being. This is not how it is, however, for in the
    • evolution of humanity and also of the world outside the human
    • down into the hidden depths of human nature. And then the
    • considerations are concerned, and the depth of the human soul
    • 1879 ahrimanic powers of a special kind descended from the
    • heights of the spirit into the realm of human evolution, and
    • specifically into the evolution of the human intellect and
    • and want to use human heads to continue to develop in the
    • have told you, many people probably do not want to give it
    • things. If it is not given attention, those ahrimanic powers
    • civilization, and stand guard in our most holy, inner human
    • reality against the influences of ahrimanic powers.
    • future. The inwardness of the human soul will be most
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • the human realm in the autumn of 1879, holds great
    • realm of human evolution. They are now among us and the
    • our temperaments. Human beings will be unable to get even a
    • can the events in which human beings are caught up be really
    • Ahriman, what is Lucifer, what are the particular spirits in
    • the ideal way of defining the human being, but it is the
    • definition which was given in a school in Greece: A human
    • no feathers. This is a human being, he said, according to the
    • Many
    • definitions of this kind are generally accepted, and many of
    • who have the task of guiding human evolution make use of such
    • significance for human evolution. It did, of course, arise
    • onwards Lucifer was in league with Ahriman. These aims gave
    • the spirits of darkness also wanted the best for humanity in
    • those early times, they wanted human beings to have the
    • capacity for absolute freedom; but humanity was not ready for
    • this at the time. They wanted to provide humanity with
    • impulses which would make every human being an independent
    • individual. It was not to be, however, for humanity was not
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • human mind, events in which humanity is now caught up and
    • which occur repeatedly in world and human evolution and are
    • human realms. As I said, from that time onwards they have
    • been active in the feeling, will and mind impulses of human
    • in which a reflection of the battle was cast on human
    • impulses to be instilled into humanity. If we consider how
    • that anyone who studies the evolution of humanity and has an
    • eye for more subtle elements in human life will note that
    • who wanted to describe human evolution would have reason to
    • say: ‘Humanity has never been as clever as during those
    • mirror-reflection develop in human souls of the aims certain
    • get possession of an ancient inheritance of humanity. This
    • the progressive spirits of light guided humanity by means of
    • together on the basis of truly ancient human and world karma.
    • general human karma. If one turns one's attention to the
    • which were later to enter into human bodies were still in
    • spirits of light who sent their impulses into human souls
    • were, of course, guiding human evolution according to the old
    • blood bonds. And so the human souls in the spiritual worlds
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • entirely abstract, it is necessary to characterize many of
    • fifteenth century. This has been characterized in many ways,
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Humanity.
    • History, human life in the fourth post-Atlantean age,
    • and in the spiritual realm, hardly touching on human life.
    • more independent in their task of guiding humanity. Thus
    • humanity was more under direct guidance from the Archangels
    • route by which the Archangels guided humanity by working with
    • This was done via the human blood. And the social structure
    • human beings.
    • take the whole of human neurological life as a place, and the
    • the fifteenth century. Strange as it may seem to many people
    • system in such a way that human beings began to go out from
    • human blood, whilst the Archangels wanted to make the
    • between the human blood and the human nervous system. The
    • into the human blood, and now wreak the havoc in the human
    • in the human blood that all the things I have described as
    • earth. It is because they are at work in the human blood that
    • Angelic spirits in the blood, human reproduction would not
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  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • man, to which all religions refer. The religions speak of this fall
    • of man as lying at the starting point of the historical development
    • of mankind; and in various ways through the years we have seen how
    • this fall of man — which I do not need to characterize in
    • occurred in the course of human evolution: man's becoming independent
    • consciousness soul appeared in human evolution in the first half of
    • lectures about this point in time. But basically the whole human
    • preparation for the fact that earthly humanity is meant to acquire a
    • determinative in what humanity did in very early times — with
    • just this kind of human decision making. As I said, we do not want to
    • matter in this way: With respect to his moral impulses the human
    • in his evolution, man no longer felt that divine spiritual powers
    • to his overall moral view of himself, man felt that he was sinful and
    • spiritual powers. And then there arose in humanity this
    • consciousness of sin: As a human being I am sinless only when I find
    • then arose most strongly in the Middle Ages. And then human
    • faculty, began to develop. And so, in a certain way, what man
    • oneself that the intellect, arising in human evolution since the
    • develop the intellect as a human being, one can still only grasp
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  • Title: Foredrag: Kristusimpulsen i tidens utvikling og dens virke i mennesket
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    • at med ytre oppdragelsesmidler når man ikke frem til noen
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    • inn fra kosmos, fra det overjordiske. Lucifer og Ahriman ville
    • man se - der hvor jeg taler om våre atlantiske forfedre -
    • samme som menneskelig tale. Hvis man ved dressur efler andre
    • ahrimanske innflydelse hadde all tale mättet bli
    • mediemanèr ville ha frembragt en uklar lallen som uttrykk
    • gjennem den luciferiske og ahrimanske innflydelse fare for at
    • den rette føelsesutvikling, forat man i senere tider kunne
    • Tidligere tenkte man i bilder. De vil finne dette utført
    • man virkelig uttale med de ord:
    • langt, for nettopp Hegel blev svært misforstått. Man
    • Når man lærer å fatte dens liv, tankens liv, da
    • vil man forstå hvilke oppgaver menneskeheten har i
    • tilbake på sitt eget daglige liv. Man vil ikke i sitt
    • indre sjeleliv. Det vil mange av oss føle hvis vi
    • vi forbandt oss med Kristusimpulsen. Mange av oss føler
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    • Man's Fall and Redemption
    • lectures, I spoke of man's fall into sin and of an ascent from sin. I
    • human consciousness in general, as a kind of ideal for man's striving
    • man, as it appears in the present time, by showing how the fall of
    • man influences intellectual life. What people say concerning the
    • that man has no inner strength enabling him to reach the spiritual,
    • interpretation of how man was cast down into sin; this was felt in
    • modern humanity cannot reach the goal of the evolution of the earth,
    • a certain extent, suffered this very fall of man. Modern
    • attaining mankind's goal in the evolution of the earth. To-day it is
    • necessary to know that in the depths of the human soul forces are
    • particular conception of the thinking human being, and, on the other
    • hand, from a particular conception of the willing human being. To-day
    • man uses his thinking chiefly in order to know as much as possible of
    • the outer kingdoms of Nature, and to grasp human life with the methods
    • Many people
    • believe that this conception of the thinking human being, of man who
    • that a modern man's thoughts on Nature are really corpses, all our thoughts
    • thought corpses lies in man's pre-earthly existence. The
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  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • importance of Anthroposophy for present and future mankind will only
    • considered to be parables at all. What man sees in the kingdoms
    • physical human kingdom, everything that makes an impression upon the
    • addresses man in parables, in symbols. In the Spirit alone there is
    • 4:2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, \
    • therefore, can only be genuine when man has succeeded in penetrating
    • will be tremendously enriched when man is able to be aware of his
    • ever-recurring rhythmic experience. Man must experience in rhythmic
    • alternation of sleeping and waking in man, many will think of the
    • the spring and autumn. Man sees the green foliage appearing, the
    • physical body and the etheric body begin to manifest a plantlike
    • the human being something takes place that may be compared with what
    • takes place within the human being. Man so easily forgets that he is
    • a whole man. He supposes that thoughts and
    • unfolds in the human being while he is asleep. And in the winter,
    • these things with clear, clairvoyant consciousness. Man can say, if only
    • sublime Beings, to the divine Powers who have been allied to man from
    • mankind through dreamlike clairvoyance.
    • intended to be intimations of man's physical connection with Nature.
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  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • very least the anthroposophical knowledge of man and of the cosmos in
    • the principle that the knowing human being should understand himself
    • ‘The Human Soul and the Animal Soul’
    • ‘The Human Spirit and the Animal Spirit’
    • concepts and ideas, this spiritual content through which the human
    • individualizes itself for us, how it manifests itself particularly in
    • existence, how it is active in the animal and human existence. Our
    • first to place before humanity the truth that every plant body is
    • the human spirit had penetrated by the discoveries of the nineteenth
    • human spirit. It is therefore easy to understand that even the
    • works. Not many people today experience that point. The suggestive
    • this piece of tissue is a piece of bone from a human arm, the
    • the prior existence of a human arm.
    • complete human organism. It is impossible, therefore, to speak about
    • human hair. If we wanted to explain how it may have originated there,
    • by considering it in connection with an entire human organism. By
    • consider only as belonging to a complete human organism. The plant
    • piece of human bone by itself. The common nature of plants simply
    • to a matter that may annoy many today, though it is valid
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  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 1
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    • translation by G. Kaufmann, edited by H. Collison.
    • form in which we observe it to-day, permeating all human
    • epoch of humanity, we must also include one that was, in a
    • humanity finally lost the last vestiges of an understanding
    • event that took place, however, before Man became physically
    • Man. Looking backward as it were, he speaks of a deeply
    • on the part of mankind as a whole, before man ever entered
    • physical world of humanity, into the purely spiritual. Thus
    • connection of which with the evolution of humanity differs
    • of those impulses, whereby the humanity of the 19th century
    • humanity. Thus, in the 19th century, only a very few people
    • — only a very few human souls — knew anything of
    • impressed on nearly all human activities. I mean, what we
    • interesting. We must not forget that he was a man of genius.
    • from him to many other souls; but it is still more important
    • who lived once upon a time; whom man should emulate, with
    • whom he should associate his labours. In like manner, other
    • human progress, human fertilisation, and so on. The priests
    • Dupuis, the Mysteries were so many lie-factories, instituted
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  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 2
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    • things sensible — behind those entities which man can
    • fact that it is necessary, somehow to bring the human soul
    • deceit ; and that no man is truly enlightened unless he does
    • introduce some kind of connection between the human soul and
    • the 19th century to develop a certain fund drive man more and
    • of the last three civilisation-epochs which the human race
    • I have recently pointed out. Whatever a man undertakes
    • working of mankind, is subject to a certain law of historic
    • when, as a thought, it springs forth from man, has — so
    • social life; not to our personal Karma. If I manufacture a
    • a stream by itself. But I manufacture the shoes for another
    • human being; and inasmuch as I do so, I am already working
    • or of deed takes a whole human generation — 33 years
    • an impulse planted by man in the stream of history can truly
    • longest and the nights are shortest. Man's sleep is only
    • 19th century point of view, many reasons no doubt could be
    • one on the first page of which [in German- speaking
    • other words, it is the business man's ledger, on the front
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  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 3
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    • and death are the two boundaries of human life, as it runs
    • say: over against what stands before man as the visible part
    • understand. It is essentially Man himself — the
    • super-sensible Man who underlies the human being of the
    • It is a symbol of the super-sensible Man. It is that which
    • super-sensible Man who underlies the man of the sense-world
    • — the super-sensible Man who passes through birth to
    • speaks to man at night-time when the star-lit sky sends him
    • with an atavistic clairvoyant power. Man did not merely
    • human death is connected with what is thus spoken to man by
    • They were clearly conscious of the fact that when a man gives
    • lives in that element which receives the human being when he
    • consciousness of the invisible or super-sensible Man
    • regarded the starry constellations as a Question, and human
    • associated with the super-sensible Man, so was death
    • ones which really underlie all that humanity possessed by way
    • earliest times man had an exact super-sensible vision of the
    • said, when ancient charts depict all manner of Beings in the
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  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • It appears in the original German in
    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • the two sides of human nature which are usually incorrectly
    • designated as man's inner and outer being should be distinctly
    • one does not carefully distinguish man's inner and outer being,
    • of man's sentient and volitional being during sleep and the
    • designated vaguely in ordinary consciousness as man's outer and
    • by this separation man's inner world becomes his outer world, and
    • in that case? During sleep, man's sentient and volitional being
    • abandons what we designated man's physical and etheric body, or
    • retrospection the whole woof of thought appears outside man's
    • out with man's true inner being during sleep, but remains behind
    • the human being which goes out of the physical and the etheric
    • learn to know this inner being of man when super-sensible
    • ordinary life, man's true inner being, woven out of feeling and
    • thought. Man's real soul-spiritual being therefore obtains a
    • abstract, theoretical manner with which we can live in the
    • them out of compassion, all this demands the inclusion of our
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • in the series entitled: Supersensible in Man and World.
    • Supersensible in Man and World.
    • the Human Being and in the Universe
    • world, particularly insofar as this world consists of human
    • actions, has its ultimate root in the depths of the human soul.
    • enthusiastic human hearts, those men should concern themselves
    • with penetrating into human soul life and with asking in what way
    • may be awakened in the life of the human soul so that we may
    • conflict that is, after all, not noticed by so many people of the
    • the needs of the human heart, indeed of the whole human being; it
    • is man's moral, or religious, world conception. If we observe
    • human evolution to a certain extent, we must say that the further
    • we go back into the evolution of humanity the more we find that
    • in past times the human being derived everything that he believed
    • human being did not really possess a conception of Nature as
    • great and imposing as it is today. Many details clearly show
    • this. Consider, for instance, how intimately human thought
    • been inflicted on the human race as the result of an original
    • within the human race was the moral world conception, and to whom
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  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • The Reality of the Higher Worlds. It appears in the original German in
    • The Spiritual Human Being. The translator is unknown.
    • It appears in the original German in
    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • concerning the human being and his relation to the universe. The
    • universe and man are undoubtedly the two most important problems,
    • the things connected with the great life problems of human
    • human being, self-knowledge is undoubtedly a problem which must
    • mysteries of the world's evolution are connected with man's own
    • being; they knew that they could only learn something about man's
    • the universe of which the human being forms part.
    • cannot be denied that in connection with a knowledge of man and
    • in many ways endeavor to transcend the spheres indicated above,
    • A German scientist
    • body's physical nature, tried to give many examples taken from
    • was told that the man had died in the night.
    • many other cases, less marked and radical, in order to prove that
    • fell on the Belgian-German frontier, and Sir Oliver Lodge, who
    • Through many incidents, which are not directly connected with
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  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • It appears in the original German in
    • many centuries. But today in particular we should bear in mind
    • feeling of sorrow upon that part of mankind which is still led by
    • the very elements of the whole life of man.
    • the reproach that many people more and more believe that
    • European region which has for many centuries been the stage of
    • human civilization cannot remain so in future. We perceive that
    • present state of decadence to the primeval wisdom of humanity
    • illusion that confronts man, as Maya.
    • physical-sensory world which surrounds man is not a reality, but
    • cause lies deeply rooted in the soul development of humanity. If
    • teaching was that man perceived not only the external sensory
    • immensely living way in which man experienced the world in this
    • spiritual way in which man lived in his surroundings gradually
    • perceive that humanity, now taken as a whole, as it were, as
    • humanity of the Orient, began to perceive the phenomena of the
    • gods had withdrawn from them. This feeling was voiced by many
    • meaning. The great impression made upon mankind by the star
    • the stars. Reality will then manifest itself in Maya. If anyone
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  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • Resurrection. It appears in the original German in Lebendiges
    • also known as: The Widening of Man's Perception.
    • It appears in the original German in
    • The Widening of Man's Perception.
    • MAN AND COSMOS
    • science drawn from a deeper source and show how the human being
    • is placed in the universe. We speak of man in such a way that we
    • we do not yet grasp man's structure if we simply enumerate these
    • place in the universe. We are able to grasp man's position in the
    • human being, as he stands before us, we find that these four
    • members of human nature interpenetrate in a way which cannot at
    • begin with, the more peripheric aspect of man, the external
    • penetrate, as it were, below the surface of the human form, into
    • man's inner life. But essentially speaking, also the senses which
    • unconscious way, on the inner side of the surface of man's being.
    • We may therefore say: Everything in man existing in the form of
    • the ear — these show that the human being must obtain
    • some of the human senses. But the way in which these things
    • Man's position on
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • Anthroposophy as Cosmosophy Vol. I. It appears in the original German in
    • It appears in the original German in
    • HUMAN FREEDOM AND
    • showed the fundamental difference between man's whole conception
    • epoch; i.e., ever since the middle of the Fifteenth Century, man
    • When we emancipate ourselves from the necessities of earthly
    • from many different aspects. In the course of the past years, we
    • the study of freedom and its significance for the human
    • between birth and death, the human being really does not have in
    • a knowledge of the inner constitution of the human organism by
    • observing man's lifeless parts, indeed sometimes by studying only
    • and death, man only has a conception of the external world. But
    • manifests itself particularly — as I have already explained
    • “The Riddle of Man,”
    • human being is not completely woven into this illusion of the
    • that surges up from the human depths without his being able to
    • man's present consciousness.
    • death, man lives in a real world unknown to him, one which cannot
    • always exist in this form in mankind's historical evolution.
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  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • It appears in the original German in
    • On many occasions
    • we have emphasized that the present historical moment of human
    • age, as the Graeco-Roman age, was a preparation for the present
    • man which developed during these epochs, that we reckon the
    • Graeco-Roman age from the Eighth Century
    • western humanity must unfold, and which we look upon as the
    • Fifteenth Century man's whole relation to the world of the
    • the Fourth Century A.D. the human soul had
    • stage of human development. When he could grasp the world
    • intellectually, he believed that he was a human being in a higher
    • ideal-intellectualistic way and believed to be human beings in
    • connected with an important law of human development. It is
    • connected with the fact that man himself adopted an entirely
    • Man's feeling attitude towards the universe was quite different
    • On many occasions,
    • because mankind has left behind the stages of childhood.
    • particularly in regard to man's cognitive power, is a subjective
    • element. When man turns his thoughts and ideas to lifeless
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  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • German in Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von tod und
    • It appears in the original German in
    • Mankind
    • unfolded its intellectual life in the course of many centuries.
    • tragedy, the modern tragedy of the world, is that man may look
    • what devastates and rends the human soul to-day. Even though we
    • nevertheless exists in the spiritual regions of the human soul
    • may designate these powers as the Ahrimanic powers.
    • to the Ahrimanic powers. During the past centuries, when the
    • of an old spiritual life, these Ahrimanic powers did not have
    • that great influence on man which they have now. The life of
    • apparent: for Ahriman lives in Nature. And by absorbing Nature,
    • aware of this; we absorb Ahrimanic spiritual powers, who took
    • pertaining to man, can only be grasped in the course of long
    • epochs; indeed, the powers belonging to the super-human sphere
    • are perhaps quite inaccessible to the human understanding. We can
    • of the Ahrimanic beings is the following: To prevent the earth
    • with the intentions of the divine-spiritual powers with whom man
    • is connected from the very outset, inasmuch as he is a human
    • Jupiter and Venus phases of evolution: The aim of the Ahrimanic
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  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • consequence of the severe duties demanded of them in these times, we
    • progress of humanity, the Spirit Whom we must specially bear in mind
    • penetrate the human soul at this time: out of the blood and hatred
    • ever separate mankind on earth. Thus the thought of Christ Jesus is a
    • greatness uniting mankind, however disunited it may be as regards all
    • within human evolution if connected with this thought — this
    • thought which must develop in order that many things may be acquired
    • by human hearts and souls in a different way from the present tragic
    • many different regions. And in the remotest times these
    • Creation gradually arose: how Lucifer appeared to man, and how men
    • thereby began their earth-existence in a manner different from what
    • and it was then shown how man was, as it were, embodied in the Old
    • was presented in more or less detail in the performances which
    • God Who is introduced to man in the Old Testament gives to man, as
    • represented by Adam and Eve, this commandment: ‘Ye may eat of
    • tree — as was shown in many different ways — came by some
    • about that (as was shown at certain times) when Adam, the man of sin,
    • rests in his grave: the man who was led astray by Lucifer and passed
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • translated from the original German by G. Karnow and A. Wulsin.
    • It was published in German by the
    • of humanity. How do we think of these Christmas words in this time?
    • easily show how far human beings in our time still are from that love
    • against enemy, opponent against opponent, how human beings can bring
    • feeling can impress itself into all human souls everywhere in these
    • hearts through something higher than what is able to separate human
    • the Christ Jesus who harmonizes human beings no matter what their
    • great and strong and powerful within human evolution. If this
    • way at this time could be achieved in another way by human hearts, by
    • human soul.
    • later times and was a custom in certain Christian regions over many
    • bit by bit. It was described how Lucifer approached the human being
    • and how human beings thereby began earthly existence in a different
    • how the human being was integrated, as if were, into ancient,
    • presented to us in the Old Testament gives one commandment to the
    • human being, represented by Adam and Eve: “You may eat from all
    • in certain periods of time): when Adam, the sinful man was buried,
    • in the grave, the human being who went through sin, the human being
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  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • and published in German as,
    • and published in German as,
    • of Reincarnation occupies a foremost place. The idea that the human
    • individuality has to manifest over and over again in a single
    • personality in the course of the development of mankind on the
    • generally unpopular. As we have seen and shall still see, many
    • study the evolution of human life on Earth in the light of Spiritual
    • that the human individuality passes, not only once, but many times
    • again by the individual life-germs of man. This is possible because
    • man, with all that composes his being, is connected not once and for
    • humanity have emanated and in the course of these lectures we shall
    • mankind.
    • personality such as that of Zarathustra, whose gifts to humanity, in
    • of human nature during the various epochs. Superficial opinion may
    • state that ever since man has been man, he has thought, felt and
    • Science shows us that the life of the human soul and the nature of
    • man's thought, feeling and will, have undergone great changes in the
    • course of human evolution. Human consciousness in olden times was of
    • religion, must be placed a great many centuries before Buddha. Greek
    • often pointed out, and I shall explain it further, that human
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  • Title: Lecture: Hermes
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    • and published in German as,
    • and published in German as,
    • life of humanity as it advances from one epoch to another, rising
    • another is that man of the present day feels, whether he likes it or
    • of their whole nature as human beings.
    • consciousness have unfolded in humanity. Our consciousness to-day,
    • world of form subject to these laws but man's qualities of soul and
    • during sleep. Traces of this consciousness of prehistoric man are now
    • that of prehistoric man, as well as the clairvoyance acquired by true
    • man's spiritual achievements — the strange stories related in
    • that in the course of evolution there have been many transitional
    • consciousness of modern man. The ancient clairvoyance grew dim and
    • perceptible to lower clairvoyance. Then, so far as humanity in
    • life, a vision enabling man to see into the spiritual world. But they
    • was called by the name of HERMES. And when in later times a man came
    • in forms not wholly human; we often find human bodies and animals
    • heads, or an amalgamation of human and animal forms. Wonderful
    • Egypt was subject to Rome, any Roman who had killed a cat was in
    • made on modern man by the Pyramids, standing on their four-cornered
    • inhabited by human beings. Osiris is represented in the legend as the
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • The Functioning of Spirit in Nature and in Man - The Being of Bees,
    • and published in German as,
    • The Functioning of Spirit in Nature and in Man
    • and published in German as,
    • Duplicated as manuscript by
    • time in summer when man walks in the open and sees the lovely iridescent
    • manifold many-coloured fluttering of butterflies moving so freely.
    • human understanding. Nature indeed is far cleverer than man. The egg,
    • created out of light. This applies to man as well, by reason of the
    • mother's body, so man is really created by this light. So the
    • possibility arises for man to be born out of light. Thus we see how the
    • butterfly flutters about in many different colours. These colours are
    • which is responsible for its manifold colours.
    • also air. This moisture and air the caterpillar demands is not merely
    • man. The caterpillar acquires an ether-body through which it breathes.
    • butterflies. The human ego actually has the power needed to create real
    • will say: “The man is mad!” All the same it is true, and
    • wonderful human tint, only reproduced in painting when one succeeds in
    • university lecture. The professor assembles as many people as possible
    • have a woman called Annie who has a mother called Maria. Now Maria gave
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  • Title: Memory and Love
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    • over from the life before birth, and of the quality in the human soul
    • over from the life before birth, and of the quality in the human soul
    • Spiritual Relationships in the Human Organism,
    • and published in German as,
    • lectures I have been permitted to give here. I spoke then about man's
    • spiritual science can throw on the experiences undergone by man in the
    • like to speak of how man's life on earth is in a certain sense a reverse
    • image of those experiences. Human life on earth is understood only when
    • spiritual world, where man spends the major part of his existence.
    • first to speak of some of the ways in which the human soul expresses itself
    • that the experiences of the human soul between death and rebirth differ
    • essentially from those between birth and death. Here on earth a man's
    • in the way it comes about on earth in the human soul it has nothing to
    • independent as human thinking is, it could not take its course here in
    • here on similar occasions. When a man is walking, the ground he walks on
    • human thinking In short, my dear friends, here in earthly life there is
    • nothing in man that does not depend on the body for support. Within the
    • ordinary consciousness. Least of all does a man know what he generally
    • that is like a faculty of memory such as man does not have in ordinary
    • birth a man has experienced his living together with the spirits of the
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  • Title: Conferencia: La Comunión Espiritual de la Humanidad
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    • COMUNIÓN ESPIRITUALDE LA HUMANIDAD
    • condiciones en la evolución de la humanidad. El Misterio de Navidad
    • humanidad que precedió al Misterio del Gólgota.
    • pertenecientes a esa antigua humanidad aún podían asomarse a
    • los mundos espirituales desde donde el ser humano desciende a su cuerpo
    • físico en la Tierra. Todo ser humano en aquellos tiempos
    • ante el poder y el brillo de los pensamientos de aquella humanidad
    • manifestaciones de este divino-espiritual en los detalles, por ejemplo,
    • alma. Voy a ponerlo de la siguiente manera. — Cuando el hombre de
    • permanente con su medio ambiente atmosférico. Por lo tanto el
    • De esta manera, los hombres de la antigüedad trataban de protegerse
    • esta manera el curso tomado por las estaciones del año, entrando
    • Reminiscencias de esto se han mantenido aquí y allá, por
    • guía a la humanidad era totalmente diferente a lo que después
    • ha descendido desde arriba. Es algo que surge en el ser humano mismo,
    • debe desarrollar pensamientos puramente humanos. Pero estos pensamientos
    • puramente humanos están en peligro de caer presos de los poderes
    • los pensamientos humanos, los pensamientos de producción propia, se
    • capaces de pensar de esta manera en la época del Misterio del
    • Gólgota como la verdadera redención de la humanidad. Se
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  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • Spiritual Relationships in the Human Organism.
    • They were published in German as:
    • Spiritual Relationships in the Human Organism.
    • They were published in German as:
    • Steiner's works in the original German. (Vol. 218 in the Bibliographical
    • 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
    • manner of manifestations — thoughts, feelings, impulses of will,
    • man — surge up from the depths; they are obviously closely bound
    • are recognised today, the depths of man's soul-nature can never be
    • sleep as it occurs every day of a man's life, and we shall be obliged to
    • subconscious or unconscious in man, namely the region of soul-life
    • to you many times from various standpoints. Today I will do so again
    • man cannot, with ordinary means of knowledge, tell what his soul does
    • similar manner to the way one experiences in sleep, the possibility is
    • opened for us to behold what the soul of man undergoes during sleep, and
    • man goes to sleep, you know how in the moment of doing so the
    • the physical organism of the human being, and it does so most of all
    • them in a quite definite and differentiated manner. In the life of day
    • you feel yourself as a human being enclosed within your skin, and having
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  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • longer appear humane; Anthroposophists to-day could not well be
    • will write: “That highly gifted Scientist X has manfully
    • because he knows that the human state of mind regarding
    • truths come to man without his seeking; the literary supplements
    • imperfect and what deep-rooted relation exist between man and
    • as lightly as Darwin and many of his followers, and that
    • Origin of Man” differ greatly. But the Anthroposophist
    • to examine into such a demand in a manner adequate to the
    • that the psychic attributes of man as well as the physical must
    • spiritual in mans One has accustomed oneself to look on these
    • which man shares with animals and the higher spiritual qualities
    • that man differed from the animals in being able to count.
    • that is, into the higher human. Naturally, it is very easy to
    • Secondly, it might be mentioned that the human brain, compared
    • more complicated manner. Whoever wishes to unveil the secrets of
    • church lamp at Pisa. Many men had previously seen church lamps
    • the simple truth that every human being has a biography, but an
    • animal has none. Many will, indeed, say: Cannot one write the
    • individual human being has the same essential significance as
    • individual human being I am interested in his biography. I have
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  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • in German the title is:
    • note of many an observation which is made on the relation of
    • man to Life and Death to-day, we may be reminded of a
    • Such an utterance might be made by many an
    • one who is subject to the suggestive effect of the many
    • which compose the human body. He might feel himself justified
    • nitrogen, carbon, etc., which build up the human body after
    • the death of man?” Quite apart from the fact that there
    • are many people to-day who are influenced by the suggestive
    • from many an observation on the nature of death, or one which
    • establishing conceptions and ideas in the most exact manner
    • animal as of a man. To what extent this is the case shall be
    • stated that the life of man depends on the brain, lungs and
    • well remove the brain of a man and he would continue to live.
    • taken away. That is to say, that when a man is no longer able
    • natural science is not at all applicable to man in this form.
    • — even a human one — the life of man himself,
    • animals and man, because an important phenomenon is not taken
    • be adequately observed both in the animal and in man.
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  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • kingdom of the sense-world, which are accessible to human
    • man. This is common knowledge. Let us now try to form some
    • eternal movement. If you observe the astral body of man,
    • his passions, etc., you will see that this astral body of man
    • every moment. This is what we find in the case of man. But
    • astral plane is the continual manifestation of the inner
    • emanating from these higher worlds. In everything we see
    • etheric body is to be found. The moment that a human being
    • human being, whose clairvoyance reaches as far as the higher
    • human being — nails of Beings whose Ego dwells in
    • fingernails without the human being; the same thing must be
    • the very opposite of what takes place in the kingdom of man
    • earth, defined in the human being as an isolated person, as a
    • common Ego. Man, therefore, distinguishes himself from the
    • animals, owing to the fact that every human being has an
    • of the human being, he must recognize the fact that the
    • however, only when the human being is awake — when he
    • fourfold human being is separated into parts, and is to be
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • It was published in German as,
    • times when humanity has thought and striven after a solution
    • especially attractive for man not only to examine, from this
    • point of view, the many and various religious beliefs and
    • world conceptions as they appeared during human evolution,
    • after knowledge of the core of true human existence.
    • we need an organ of perception. And just as a blind man
    • cannot see color or light, so man of our age cannot, as a
    • similar manner a higher awakening is possible on the
    • words: there are spiritual eyes and ears, but human souls are
    • given to the man born blind through the operation. A man becomes
    • the ability to penetrate into the fundamentals of human
    • cognitions — one of those appearing to modern man, if
    • Humanity as a whole has a very short memory for great events
    • Giordano Bruno. It is the same with the evolution of man.
    • humanity. What Redi did for natural science is to be done for
    • the spiritual man through Spiritual Science by transferring
    • observation that claims the genesis of a man being dependent
    • back in the case of man, who has evolved from the germ to a
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  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • ordinary life, there are many among our anthroposophical
    • inclined to dedicate our forces to this great ideal of mankind,
    • light of human evolution which is celebrated on this night of
    • is to be radiant for human hearts and human souls, for all that
    • fundamental human feeling of love — the fundamental
    • of the ‘Night of Initiation,’ near to mankind: the significance
    • Christmas Eve, enters human evolution in such a way that three
    • heads of mankind, three representatives of high magic come to
    • pay homage to the kingly Being who is entering man's evolution.
    • human evolution an infinite fount of goodness and an infinite
    • which human wickedness feels itself challenged to battle. Thus
    • again do we see the Spirit-King enter human evolution: that
    • Spirit-King, of Zarathustra reincarnate, the flower of human
    • flowers and heads of human evolution.
    • cosmic Christ-Impulse, which expresses how man is eternally
    • will take hold of the vehicle of that man who is himself the
    • really only the short-sightedness of present day mankind which
    • incision into human evolution, wherein Zarathustra became the
    • that which was being prepared in the moment of human evolution
    • into human evolution, we are shown how deeply the Christ-Event
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  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • published in German as,
    • understand by attributing to the human beings existing then a
    • review the beginnings of that epoch in our human evolution at
    • the history of human progress; and the service he rendered to
    • literally after the lapse of so many centuries, still, on the
    • clearly to man, and learn from there the meaning of the
    • investigation of the human body, carried out by means of his
    • opposite view, and he attended a demonstration on the human
    • Body of man. By which we mean the super-sensible part of human
    • nature, which is closely connected with the human physical
    • body. This Etheric body can now no longer be seen by man, the
    • power of doing so having been lost during man's progressive
    • drew his teaching from those times in which man perceived the
    • are distributed to the various activities of the human body.
    • parts and principles of human nature.
    • Man had lost
    • mankind to conceive mathematically and mechanically such an
    • arose, which was not available to the intellect of man until
    • seen that human consciousness has undergone a change; that,
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • published in German as,
    • life-work, will discover many a thing of the most extreme
    • inner nature of the human being and the failure, in spite of
    • are the vital element in a progressive life reveals many
    • contradictions, and that Goethe's judgment of many matters in
    • events, is needful for us, in order that we may become human
    • comprehensiveness and many-sidedness of his mentality. It is
    • human knowledge, as they now exist. It has become absolutely
    • mere manifestation of energy, is now only entertained by
    • more years ago, all on which so many fond hopes were built,
    • which is called matter is merely a human conception, which
    • chemistry already demand a spiritual foundation. Geology and
    • demanded even by geology and paleontology: — from the
    • extended to the human being the theory apparently applied by
    • applied to the descent of man, by following up all the
    • human being to the anthropoid apes still extant, or at least
    • facts which have come to light, to relate the human being to
    • prevail, from that according to which man is related to the
    • the latter, but, following the descent of man is not
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  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • also in immediate life. In many cases, the spiritual
    • yesterday, it was shown how the man who attempts to travel
    • into an instrument, in order to mediate between human
    • develop out of the cognitive forces slumbering in the human
    • ‘mediumistic’ nature of man at once presents
    • attention is drawn to its many questionable elements, and one
    • human being known as a ‘medium’. Thereby the
    • man are inserted into the universal existence of the cosmos
    • cutting deeply into the soul, makes strong demands on the
    • through their manifestations in the medium. Also it is not
    • mediumship. Then we come to many a sphere where sources of
    • human nature, in their relationship to spiritual world
    • manifest, then they must take possession of the
    • this indicates to any man of insight that no single
    • as to the origin of this difference in human standpoints. If
    • but also the necessity of self-knowledge through which man
    • life to look back on everything that man has developed as
    • develop slumbering forces in the soul through which man is
    • alongside, who now perceive and feel all that man is, who lie
    • condition which man does not consider in ordinary life, i.e.
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  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • The Karma of Human Vocation as related to Goethe's Life.
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    • The Karma of Human Vocation.
    •  ROM our Studies of such an impulse in human
    • life as is contained in man's calling or vocation and in all
    • is to make these matters clear. For in effect, so many things
    • depends on countless factors. To this, indeed, the manifold
    • nature of human life is due. In describing certain human
    • We ought not to confuse what we may describe as man's calling
    • man or another represents in his official position, we
    • always, man has to pursue his vocation in some official
    • position, and many an extraneous factor comes into play at this
    • point in human life, mingling other Karmic threads with that
    • exclusively predominant in placing a man into this or that
    • is still cut across in many ways by the Karma of classes,
    • the prejudices of himself and other people, and many other
    • factors too, help to determine how a man is placed in his
    • vocation as extraneous factors, make it possible for Ahrimanic
    • human activity. A man who has been placed at a certain post in
    • such a man need not by any means have the corresponding vocation.
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  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • The Karma of Human Vocation.
    • of destiny in human life. The fact is brought home to us when we attempt
    • Many another thing will yet be necessary to enable the man of
    • now trying to find our way, we must explore many a
    • product of the thinking of the present time. So many of us
    • really meant. In this way many a misunderstanding can
    • especially when people are discussing the biography, the human
    • nicknamed was indeed a man of sterling qualities and of a good
    • consider, as to the problems of human destiny. We might equally
    • even seen a map ... and so on. Many such faults in the
    • be a great man in some respects, and he achieved great work. He
    • grew to be a famous man. We want to understand,
    • absent. And many another thing which is sharply criticised in
    • the existing system of education, demanding the
    • often many more than two.
    • a woman — sets to work and forms her ideas in such a way
    • is due to a specific human quality — a quality very
    • concepts and ideas. In many a work of our time we can
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  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • The Karma of Human Vocation,
    • existence of mankind in general. This is to some extent an interlude
    • inner life of man. All in all, this is the focus and aim of our
    • gain an idea of the individual man's position in
    • we have already seen, what man achieves for the world —
    • mankind; it cannot be set aside as mere prosaic toil. Man
    • man does within the social order, is the first seed of
    • human life in its significance, can be brought home to us most
    • emphasis on Heredity and all that is connected with it in man's
    • earthly lives of man — the carrying-over of human
    • Human life runs
    • out once more, from another standpoint, these truths of human
    • human being becomes ripe to bring descendants into life. The
    • For up to this time the human being must have developed all
    • natural science, man is undoubtedly so organised that at the
    • man ceases, from this moment onward, to develop in himself
    • Without entering further into many things which would have to
    • have a long period of time which man spends in the spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • The Karma of Human Vocation.
    • Dornach. English translation by G. Kaufmann, edited by H. Collison.
    • higher than man. For, as you know, we do speak of the spiritual
    • so on, in the earthly world. We know that the life of man falls
    • man comes down from the super-sensible World into the
    • human kingdom, the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, the
    • spiritual Beings between man and the Godhead — Beings who
    • occupy the super-sensible spaces between the human being and the
    • essential Godhead, who is not only far above man but far
    • precisely the task of the man of to-day to place absolutely
    • nothing between himself and the Godhead. Man shall live in this
    • through Angels, Archangels or the like. Many people hold that
    • hear this objection hurled at Spiritual Science from very many
    • whether a man imagines that he of himself can find the way to
    • human being rightly speaks of his God? No, they are not. What
    • demand that we shall conceive as God nothing higher than
    • whether one is really doing so. Along these lines man only
    • man, then the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, the mineral
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  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • the prerequisite knowledge demanded by this school, either
    • through the school itself or in a manner approved by it.
    • How Can Humanity Find the Christ Again?
    • It was published in German as,
    • HUMAN SOUL
    • Translated from the German by
    • which should be a symbol of the course of man's life. We may
    • Easter there stand before the human soul those two
    • mysteries of man's physical existence which he must look upon
    • super-sensible element is in other cases clearly manifest as
    • manifest themselves as physical events. We can look upon the
    • physical life of man as we look upon nature; we can thus look
    • manifestation of the spiritual. But we can never view with our
    • human life — not even the external aspect, the
    • external manifestation — without being brought face
    • Christ Jesus stand these two events of man's physical life
    • man wills to look upon the two great mysteries. And, as it thus
    • light for man's thought, content filled with power for the
    • will, an upright lift of the whole man, from whatever situation
    • But, in the course of man's evolution, his capacities of
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    • This lecture was given at Cologne, Germany on Christmas day
    • published in German as,
    • retained a lasting possession: those three human virtues which
    • There are many features in this legend which lead us a long way
    • only a force which had affected the course of human
    • the merely human that prevails in this present age. They saw in
    • the Christ-principle a force that indeed represents for mankind
    • a human ideal lying in a far distant future, an ideal which can
    • and more in the spirit. They saw in man, in the first place, a
    • comprises all that man can perceive with his external senses,
    • of the least developed human spirit up to perceptions in the
    • Christian looks on the universe as he looks on the human body.
    • When he looks on the human body he sees it as consisting of
    • looks on the human body and sees the movements of hand, eye,
    • the human limbs, and their movements, into that which is
    • eternal, spiritual in man, the esoteric Christian regarded the
    • stars to humanity, the rising and setting of the sun, the
    • was everything that occurs among mankind, when people establish
    • social communities, when they submit to moral commandments and
    • not to be found directly. All that was done in humanity, more
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • in an equally cordial and heartfelt manner.
    • man's thinking today. I therefore beg especially those of our
    • perception of man today.
    • in the forthcoming lectures would demand more time than I have at my
    • ‘homeless man’. This is a technical expression. And if we
    • term ‘homeless man’ we may briefly say that a ‘homeless
    • man’ is one whose understanding and grasp of the great laws of
    • humanity cannot be influenced by whatsoever a person acquires through
    • man’ is one who is able to identify himself with the great laws
    • of human evolution without allowing the particular shades of feeling
    • mystical and occult development demands an unprejudiced attitude
    • individual human life, we describe as the mission of the individual
    • to the collective mission of humanity.
    • man’ must liberate himself to some extent. Now the ‘homeless
    • homelessness, has been reached, the ‘homeless man’ may
    • relationship with the stable element in the evolution of mankind.
    • mankind in the near future will bring men together in far greater
    • common to all mankind. But the members of the individual peoples will
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • Spirits, invades the life of man, then there must be on the other
    • indication of their presence in the world of man, for in the final
    • analysis the human body must be associated with the work of these
    • Denmark or Germany. Just as every man has his own etheric body, so a
    • of man, for example. The etheric aura of the human being is part of
    • undergoes modification in so far as man progressively develops during
    • changes, and in this respect they differ from the human auras which
    • extending over the various countries change in the course of human
    • depends in fact not only upon the etheric emanations from the soil,
    • therefore, who wish to follow how the destinies of our human race are
    • in a certain respect, a fusion of the emanations from the soil and
    • interpenetrates, permeates man; it affects three aspects of his
    • multiplicity of types we meet with in Russia, Norway and Germany. The
    • importance. Naturally, man himself also benefits through their work;
    • it reacts upon him. And equally, the activity of man reacts upon the
    • individual human beings for the Folk Spirit. This is important. But
    • quite realistically the etheric body of the human being embedded in
    • human etheric body and the etheric body of the people, and think too
    • conjunction with them in the etheric body of man, many of the
    • characteristics of a people would not originate at all. Man is the
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • stages beyond man, Beings who, at the present time, are engaged in
    • transmuting their etheric bodies into Buddhi or Life Spirit. Now man
    • is reflected in the human individuality itself as the
    • folk-characteristic of the individual human being.
    • Soul. If we wish to throw light upon the inner being of man today, we
    • the human ego first becomes conscious.
    • of man is active in all three members of his inner life, in the
    • the Sentient Soul man is hardly aware of his ego and in consequence
    • members of the inner being of man independently of each other, we
    • inner being of man. The psychic life, the inner being of man,
    • modifications can manifest themselves only through the agency of the
    • man from his outer sheath or envelope. Man's inner being
    • as man's inner life which is the field of ego-activity is
    • manifested in these three modifications of the astral body, so the
    • inner life of man, is manifested in three members, three
    • modifications of the etheric body. In man we distinguish Sentient
    • the three modifications in the soul-life of man. Therefore, you must
    • Folk Spirits, as different from that of man. Let us now, turn aside
    • the inner life of the Folk Spirits. In the normal life of man such
    • conceptions are few and far between; man's consciousness has
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    • understand the relationship of the races of mankind to one another
    • that man as we know him today is a highly complex being and that his
    • evolution of man we know that in prehistoric times our Earth, before
    • man, the physical body, the etheric body and the astral body were
    • man has been able to develop a fourth member, an ego. These four
    • it is clear that man's present organization could only have
    • seen that not only was the cooperation of many Beings and
    • man it was also necessary that at certain epochs, certain Beings
    • behind in order to be able to participate in the organization of man
    • so when we seek to understand man as he is today, we find a richly
    • understand how man first came into existence through the cooperation
    • contemporary man is the one who has gradually made ego-consciousness
    • ourselves how man would fare if the normal Spirits alone were
    • is to further man's ego-development, which can only be realized
    • in the man of today at a certain age.
    • period of life, between birth and the change of teeth, man develops
    • a recapitulation of what man underwent on Old Saturn (which has often
    • recapitulation of what man underwent on Old Sun. In reality the
    • bestowal of an ego, during man's life on Earth. The third
    • During this period man recapitulates the development of the astral
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    • Manifestation of the
    • total evolution of humanity. In the second part of this
    • the several peoples are merged in the whole of humanity and how even
    • of human evolution. This, however, will only become apparent to us
    • an understanding of the Hierarchies of which man is the lowest
    • member. You will recall that we placed man on the lowest rung of the
    • immediately above man — the third Hierarchy. The second
    • all spiritual Beings manifest in some form or other and are to be
    • lowest stage of manifestation, at the stage of illusion. In his
    • normal perception of Nature and the Spirit man knows only the realm
    • of Maya, the most external manifestation of these spiritual Beings. I
    • man believes to have a real existence does not exist at all, it is an
    • below, from within the Earth; they emanate from certain Beings. Thus
    • in a particular locality we see a manifestation of forces emanating
    • forces alone were present, clearly man would not have solid ground
    • which is manifested on the surface of our Earth by the interweaving
    • we must look upon as the most external manifestation of the Spirits
    • manifests as heat.
    • elements do the Spirits of Form manifest themselves? They are the
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    • The five Root Races of Mankind.
    • of Mankind.
    • note: the original German language edition of this lecture
    • The Mission of Folk-Souls, Lecture 6, and the German
    • Universe towards the centre of the Earth. Man does not become aware
    • corporate humanity, which is only possible to man in the course of
    • as “man in the second third of his life” would become a
    • cooperate with them and diversify this uniform humanity, it was found
    • disharmony amongst mankind, one of the Spirits had to detach Himself
    • evolution of man. For if the Moon had remained united with the Earth
    • the evolution of man could not have taken place. This further
    • evolution of man has only been made possible because one of the
    • the normal ‘I’, that which determines man's normal
    • the Earth. Hence in that which here manifests in the potent forces of
    • Elohim or Spirits of Form, namely that which emanates from the
    • planetary forces are concentrated and are manifested in the external
    • always investigated and originally man took his direction entirely
    • from them. In this manner the events on Earth were determined in
    • and determine man's destiny.
    • all-human. But from the Mercury Centre the potent influences of the
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    • especially the course of human evolution, but also that the Beings of
    • after, the distribution of mankind, the distribution of races, has
    • understand the period when the division of mankind into the five root
    • realize that we are here dealing with that mighty stream of humanity
    • high mission in the manner already described. This Time Spirit worked
    • entire evolution of post-Atlantean humanity.
    • Mankind
    • Odin, Hönir and Lödur of German mythology. You will find a
    • through which mankind received the Christ Impulse. This Impulse was
    • an Archangel who worked in the Germanic and especially in the Celtic
    • extending into Hungary, Southern Germany and the Alpine countries.
    • bestowed on mankind, had renounced the possibility of becoming an
    • the various Germanic peoples of Europe had originally been guided by
    • the guidance of many different Archangels in order to become
    • Germanic peoples had undergone a certain preparatory training. The
    • expansion of exoteric Christianity. Later Roman history was also
    • Archangel of the ancient Romans and had joined forces with the
    • of these were the teachers of that Archangel who guided the Germanic
    • Christian impulse began to pervade mankind, Europe was the scene of
    • the simultaneous activity of many Folk Spirits, filled with a spirit
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    • development of Germanic-Nordic history and the spiritual impulses
    • that this Teutonic mythology, despite its many points of similarity
    • true, however, that among the Germanic peoples and tribes of Europe
    • differs widely from the substance of Graeco-Roman mythology. At the
    • appears in one mythology is also found in a like manner in another
    • years ago I made the acquaintance of a man; he wore a uniform
    • became acquainted with a man who wore the same uniform and ten years
    • times. The essential thing is to know what sort of man is concealed
    • specific differences of the Folk Spirits the manner in which a
    • advanced human beings pushed forward into Indian territory and
    • to devote more attention to the way in which the human beings who
    • what was the nature of the development which humanity could undergo
    • in the post-Atlantean epoch? In the old Atlantean times human beings
    • misty exhalations. The soul of man was different too. He could not
    • achieved by the operation of the forces to whose influence human
    • of these migrations man underwent many different stages of spiritual
    • and Archangels on the human souls had become a matter of complete
    • all that had formerly taken place in the evolution of humanity, so
    • to observe how human development sprang forth, so to speak, from the
    • Greeks were nearer to the Germanic peoples. They became ego-conscious
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    • develop gradually the human ego and bring it to fuller consciousness.
    • a wholly different manner from the European and especially the
    • Germanic peoples who were ego-conscious whilst their capacities were
    • human being distinct from itself, then in the act of cognition one is
    • whether that which is known is human being, animal, tree or stone.
    • same. It is important to realize that in human evolution, in the
    • ‘I’ within the human soul may exist for a long time
    • before man acquires the power to see the ‘I’ objectively
    • formal manner; then we shall also comprehend why Europe in particular
    • was destined to associate this ‘I’ of man with the other
    • the senses and that the ego, the fundamental essence of the human
    • world. Formerly, before man was aware of his ego, before he perceived
    • Folk Soul had, and still has the task of directing European man how
    • speak of the relationship of the human ego to the surrounding
    • order to become merged in Brahma and to find Atman within oneself. In
    • identity and seek union with the Absolute. In Europe this human ‘I’
    • occupies a central place in human life in accordance with its
    • development of terrestrial man who was destined gradually to acquire
    • have imprinted themselves upon the inner being of man, upon his
    • astral body. You know that these forces made man's inner life
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    • nature of the Germanic and Scandinavian Folk Soul, and from the
    • development of mankind in the remote past, in the present and will
    • through the evolutionary stages of the human being, of shaping it and
    • have shown in the case of the Scandinavian and Germanic peoples, the
    • ‘I’ was revealed clairvoyantly to man. According to
    • tradition this ‘I’ was bestowed upon man by an Angelic
    • Being, Donar or Thor, who stands midway between man and the Folk
    • experienced in the same way. There man had already reached
    • At the time when man became ego-conscious in the East, Eastern
    • The Germanic-Scandinavian man still felt himself attached to a Group
    • It was in this way that Nordic man experienced them at a time when
    • tasks in preparing man's ego-development.
    • culture of mankind as it unfolds. But at the time when these European
    • other Germanic tribes. Thus in the period preceding the evolution
    • proper of the Northern and Germanic peoples, the Mystery teachings
    • follows: the old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body.
    • human capacities — it was a culture reflected in the human
    • again at a time when man could perceive by means of the forces of the
    • special task of the Northern and Germanic peoples which they alone
    • human ‘I’ and was only able therefore to attend to
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    • describe as the descent of those human souls who, in primeval times
    • to incarnate in human bodies whose capacities had gradually been
    • understood to be the external manifestation of souls descending out
    • long that it was still extant amongst the Southern Germanic peoples
    • at the time when Tacitus wrote his “Germania”. No one
    • Germania. See also the lecture given by Rudolf Steiner
    • been a matter of actual vision. This Goddess offered the human bodies
    • that were suitable to the human souls descending from the planetary
    • legends which give intimations of the birth of physical man. Njordr
    • and incarnated in human bodies.
    • Earth belongs to Riesenheim. We realize, therefore, that Nordic man
    • which was still natural to man here when, in those ancient times, the
    • watery mists of Atlantis still covered the region. Nordic man felt
    • those angelic Beings who had poured into the human soul all that this
    • unite with the physical-corporeal instruments existing in the human
    • in a remarkable way how Freyr makes use of that which enables man to
    • manifest on the physical plane that for which he has been prepared
    • soul in day and night. just as the human soul during sleep and
    • cerebral folds to be stowed away in that tiny box — the human
    • the Germanic North had within him this tendency, and thanks to this
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    • performances themselves some observations linking them with the
    • These performances
    • annual celebration which has been held here for many years, and as
    • human mind and soul which today we find separated as science, art and
    • highest that the human soul can reach; it was a culture pulsating
    • for religion shed its rays over every experience which man could
    • influence even brought out in human souls something of which today we
    • the answer is that we would rekindle in mankind something like a
    • imbue every aspect of human culture with that singleness of vision
    • Science are to enter into the depths of human souls. That is why it
    • produce a German version of The Children of Lucifer at the opening of
    • evolutionary forces at work in man, but they think in conformity with
    • the other that, as the right ideal. There are many ideals of
    • has to happen in human evolution when we entirely suppress our own
    • branch in humanity's mental and spiritual heaven, I know
    • of the humanity of the future, the need to establish a link between
    • the human soul and spiritual revelation. That is what hovered
    • the future, anyone who sees what that future demands of us, knows
    • more insistently, demanded that such a literary beginning should be
    • what are really two souls in modern man, two souls whose union is
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    • relationship between the human soul and our Earth evolution, laying
    • civilisation of mankind can be traced back to the stream associated
    • the finest feelings and sentiments of which the human soul is
    • to a representative of human soul-forces whom we may call Tantalus.
    • brings home to us the fact that the way man looks at the wonders of
    • human soul, is carried off by Pluto, the god of the underworld. The
    • of Eleusis thus express to the nature of man himself? What in terms
    • the human soul? This rape of Persephone has in fact been going on
    • doing today in human nature? In the opening chapters of a little book
    • Copenhagen, you can read that the human soul encompasses far more
    • at work today in the human being without his being able to give a
    • they work in the depths of the human soul. They assist in the
    • task of making man clairvoyant, today they devote themselves to the
    • forces have been drawn down into the human subconscious, they have
    • been embraced, have so to say been raped, by the depths of the human
    • soul. Thus in the course of the historical development of humanity,
    • the earth are also at work in the depths of the human soul. Just as
    • of human development, the soul was robbed of its ancient clairvoyant
    • forces of the human soul. I said yesterday that Demeter is a figure
    • Atlantean humanity — for it is in Atlantis that Demeter is
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    • I shall still often have occasion to refer to the performances we
    • Science today we shall have to recognise that many concepts and ideas
    • which obtain today have to be changed. Contemporary humanity is often
    • manner of thinking if we are to enter deeply into the mission of
    • relation of man to the spiritual world, held by the Greeks. For in
    • that of modern man.
    • modern man a whole number of ideas. We think of nature as the
    • opposite of soul or spirit. Now what the man of today means by
    • hear how the concept ‘nature’ as understood by modern man
    • presupposed a direct intervention of the spirit. If a man were to
    • cannot emphasise too strongly how necessary it is for humanity to
    • recognition that there are two currents in human experience. Men must
    • caused in the human soul by this opposition between Nature and
    • this we must start with man himself, who so emphatically demands not
    • The man of today no
    • human organism. He no longer experiences the important fact that what
    • universe. Just as the Demeter forces from without enter into man and
    • man, they cause thought to flash up out of the indefinite. Of course
    • outside in space is also within us. Today man does not yet recognise
    • human being and try to learn something of the forces which call forth
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    • forces found in man's astral body as transplanted into cosmic
    • controlling centre, as superpersonal, superhuman, we have what Greek
    • occur to you to ask: ‘What about the fourth member of our human
    • man as consisting of physical, etheric, astral, and also of the ego
    • a peculiar position in relation to the other members of the human
    • human soul, within the microcosm; in actual life we can scarcely
    • far more closely bound up with the human being than the other gods
    • — whom he really thought of as quite remote from human nature.
    • outside, a divine figure with a certain affinity with human nature,
    • human. That god is Dionysos. Just as we have to look upon Pluto as
    • existence, into the wonders which constitute our own human
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind.
    • these lectures. First we have to reflect that humanity, as it evolves
    • call super-human, Beings not accessible to human sense-perception,
    • concerned with the guidance of mankind which is nearest to man, we
    • terminology Angels, Angeloi. We have often spoken of these superhuman
    • life, they too were once human; that was during the Moon evolution,
    • the guidance of humanity, were themselves passing through their human
    • humanity; at the end of Earth evolution that part of humanity which
    • guidance at the point where it is nearest to man. They are at work
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    • guidance of mankind, you may have wanted to ask to what category of
    • them thoroughly human traits, one might even say human frailties,
    • human passions, human sympathies and antipathies. From this we can
    • infer that they knew that, just as human beings on the physical plane
    • human. The bond between gods and men was looser than ever before. It
    • their gods as so human. This very fact may well prompt us to ask
    • Moon, how must this have affected its attitude towards man himself?
    • progressive principle of human evolution, would mean death to human
    • truly human element in earthly life, tries to assimilate into its
    • humanity all that the Earth has to offer and is in consequence under
    • incarnated directly in human form! There seems here to be an
    • Moon evolution, going about the Earth in human bodies, bearing within
    • them knowledge of a Luciferic, a superhuman nature, so in the Greek
    • human incarnation in Atlantis. We must be clear about this if we wish
    • the macrocosmic representative of the astral forces at work in man,
    • together into separate human forms could only be made by someone who
    • about the Earth in a human body. Nevertheless it can be so. For the
    • all these laws at some time concentrated in a human body, walking
    • about, making use of hands and feet’ ... a modern man would
    • upon a time, exactly in the manner of today, a human soul, centred in
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    • of the dramatic performances which preceded them, but it is a subject
    • the response of the human soul to wonders of the world?’ The
    • possible to think and feel in an entirely different manner from the
    • What would the human soul be like if it were free from
    • basis of all beings. Particularly when we study the entire man, the
    • four-fold man, as we are accustomed to treat of him in the light of
    • that man as he stands before us consists of physical body, ether
    • question as to how the human being appears to clairvoyant sight, we
    • will just ask how the four members of the human being appear to
    • innermost member of the human being, the ego, which as you know we
    • bearer’. The outstanding characteristic of this human ego
    • the outer world. Hence when we meet another man, if we only try to
    • can only contemplate its manifestation through the organs of the
    • physical body. A man may be inwardly a thoroughly untruthful person,
    • many egos upon the Earth, only one of them is to be perceived, and
    • of knowledge, each man has only one opportunity of perceiving the
    • this youngest and highest member of the human being is that its
    • innermost, as the youngest, but also the highest member of the human
    • body manifests itself only as maya or illusion. When we meet a man,
    • many instances of this illusion of a physical body as there are men
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    • of the human soul struggling for knowledge and for entry into the
    • Spiritual Science has to say about the human mind in the act of
    • cognition. It might seem that modern man has abundant opportunity to
    • the human being, that he consists of physical body, etheric body,
    • For knowledge is bound up with the whole being of man, and unless the
    • true being of man, his fourfold nature, is taken into account, the
    • 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
    • have to ask ourselves where in human nature those processes take
    • in the three higher members of the human being, takes place from the
    • super-sensible members of the human being, and then we can ask
    • supersensibly in the human being. The obvious truth upon which modern
    • for the man who sees himself in it. When you with your personality
    • A man who claims that the brain thinks, a man who professes that the
    • about as shrewd as the man who looks at a mirror and says: ‘I
    • human organisation. The mirror of the brain is needed in order that
    • this activity may become evident to the human being himself, in order
    • supersensibly; this is an inevitable result of our contemporary human
    • organisation. If, as an earthly being today, man had not this
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    • the course of yesterday's lecture we saw how manifold cosmic forces play
    • into human nature, and we also saw how the Greeks experienced these forces
    • Ordeals are what come upon a man whenever he tries to enter upon the
    • consist of the experiences a man can have on his way into the higher
    • that a man has to make great efforts to endure certain pieces of
    • feeling, a man is only allowing Spiritual or Occult Science to work
    • certain doubt, as to all knowledge, a man then has an inner urge to
    • ignorance, as man's greatest sin. He learns to acknowledge that
    • something lies in the depths of the human soul of which the normal
    • man there lies something which once upon a time the gods implanted in
    • deposited it within human souls.’ We men can do one of two
    • influences play their part in man, in his whole nature and being. And
    • of one life lays obligations upon us for many lives, not simply for
    • brought upon yourself.’ Many men have a great longing to make
    • degree of disinterestedness, whereas usually the human being wants to
    • think himself as good as is his idea of a good man.
    • Romanus expresses this in
    • be described in the following way. When the human being cultivates
    • depths of the soul with the sentiment which prevails in so many
    • evolution. We shall have to undertake a deeper study of human
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    • densification of the body is taking place in the human organisation.
    • the coarser physical substance of the blood which emanates all the
    • into the same substance as that of which the human ether body
    • evolution of mankind is involved in this process of which I have just
    • preceding evolutions had resulted in the formation of an etheric man
    • in the period of Earth-development prior to Lemuria. Before man
    • physical forces, a purely etheric form. A physically solid man such
    • still in etheric form. This etheric human form was shadowy and
    • phantom-like in comparison with the later man, it barely hinted at
    • what was to crystallise out later as the denser man; and it has taken
    • somewhat closely into this formation of man, we must see just how man
    • try to picture to ourselves what the human being was like in this
    • pre-Lemurian era. At that time man had only a kind of shadowy form,
    • of the higher hierarchies were working within it. At that time man
    • wrought upon man poured into him in all kinds of currents, but while
    • man lived upon the Earth in this way in phantom-form, the Earth too
    • mineralogists do is as if in describing man one were to confine
    • continuously towards man out of the Earth itself. We will now examine
    • These forces actually stream into man from below, they are directed
    • upon man (if we are to express it spatially) from the Earth upwards.
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    • happens in the world, and about its Beings, man attains a certain
    • other way. Through this activity man demonstrates that he is not
    • that the human being starts out from a feeling of wonder about things
    • For when the man of today looks back from the method which he calls
    • nothing to do with reality — when the man of today believes
    • just as the progress of humanity has advanced beyond the form of
    • demands of our time, so it will reach beyond this intellectual,
    • materialistic phase. And unless meanwhile man has become much more
    • many others which have been addressed to you from time to time, you
    • must see that the manner in which the human being looks at the world
    • has undergone many changes. Man has become very different. Far
    • stronger, more powerful forces, forces emanating from the entire
    • human being, came into play in the old clairvoyant days. To achieve
    • that the human being let flow far more of his own self, far more of
    • came in the first place from the stuff of the human soul; but because
    • the thoughts of the man of today as far more thinly filled with
    • soul-stuff, soul-substance. In forming the ideas of today the human
    • about? It is because man in the course of his Earth evolution has had
    • ego. To enable man to become strong as regards his ego-consciousness
    • on Goethe's theory of knowledge, which appeared many years ago.
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    • Investigation, published in German as, Ergebnisse der Geistesforschung.
    • Translated by Rick Mansell
    • published in German as,
    • by the lecturer, by Rick Mansell. It was edited for better clarity
    • figures in the spiritual [area] of mankind who rise[s] like a star. These
    • depths of the spiritual evolution of humanity and then disappear, when
    • spiritual history of man. On closer observation it becomes evident that
    • life of mankind, like a limb in a great organism. This is especially
    • Hermann Grimm, the eminent
    • evolution of humanity has proceeded since the creations of Raphael, and on
    • not at some time reflected in the human soul, celebrating its own higher
    • existence for the first time in the experiences of this human soul?”
    • when he speaks of “the Education of the Human Race” assume
    • flows through the evolution of humanity, flashing up in figures like
    • the spiritual evolution of humanity is perceived with special vividness
    • first time what it means that the being of man should appear again and
    • of humanity. Spiritual Science is seeking the meaning and purpose in the
    • evolution of mankind. It does not merely seek to portray the consecutive
    • events of human evolution in one straight, continuous line, but to
    • interpret the various epochs in such a way that the human soul, appearing
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    • influences from inside the beings inhabiting it. In a human being, the
    • In the case of man there is a kind of connection between this organ
    • cord. If a human being arrives at mathematical conclusions, we are able
    • human being is more a kind of automaton. Hence it is a peculiar feature
    • This automatism does not work so strongly in man, because the human
    • man's, the horse participates in the life of the earth, and the force
    • many years ago. I made the acquaintance of several small boys —
    • amount of affection for the man, no thinking will then be required in
    • by itself. This is based on the connection between the human soul and
  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • published in German as,
    • published in German as,
    • The Human's Connection with the Elemental World,
    • published in German as,
    • lectures. Hence I must crave your pardon if many of the names and designations
    • of human historical considerations, of human historical thought.
    • 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
    • the soul of humanity and the striving of humanity that ancient times
    • as the fate aid life of the present day humanity living around us. How
    • years ago, — I mean Hermann Grimm, the nephew of the great philologist
    • of German myths and legends, Jacob Grimm. By letting the figures and
    • facts of the Iliad work upon him, Hermann Grimm is again and again obliged
    • of war. And rightly does Hermann Grimm point out that a stern judge
    • description of battles in Homer; and he was a man who without doubt
    • From the general human standpoint we know how plastically the figures
    • to manifest itself through the various periods? For truly, he who observes
    • dispassionately will not receive the impression that human artific or
    • interest is self-evident and universally human. Yet these epics set
    • manner of representation; the whole way in which the events are brought
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    • humanity, and these tests will become harder still. Many old forms of
    • the abyss, and there will be an insistent demand that man must find
    • life of humanity will take in the early future, we cannot — as
    • When a man
    • which comes to pass all that manifests as wind and weather in the
    • no less significant for the whole development of the world and of man
    • decades now, but particularly at this time of hard trials for mankind
    •     O Man,
    •     In many of your works.
    • significant for man, are inscribed, as I have said, in the astral
    • mankind to-day.
    • us recall how in many of our
    • souls. A man first observes it quite externally: when spring comes he
    • spent the winter in quiet and silence under the earth's mantle of
    • the year feels that his whole human life is wonderfully enriched.
    • To-day — and it has been so for some time past — a man
    • decisive for the whole life of man, even though he is not
    • man accepts Anthroposophy in the right sense, not reading it
    • summer is drawing near, a man will be in the midst of it with his
    • snow-mantle of winter, so that we enter into the secrets of the womb
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    • nothing else than a reflection of what human beings feel in relation
    • art only when it expresses human feeling in such a way that through
    • metallic crystals, with the manifold variety of their own distinctive
    • reasserts itself — imaged in winter by the snow-mantle that
    • constantly doing in a dull human way when we use plants for food. We
    • would not help a human geologist or mineralogist to be able to jump
    • just as a man describes the Earth when somewhere — let us say
    • expressed in man himself. What part do we as human beings have in the
    • formation of the human organism.
    • way man has emancipated himself, in his growth and his whole
    • the human organism. You will indeed have gathered this from the
    • In those early times we should find man placed in the
    • To-morrow I will describe how man has emancipated himself from all
    • become when she is beginning to develop a new human being? Originally
    • — after all that has first to happen in order that a new human
    • So we can say that while a woman is otherwise and in general a human
    • saying: The woman becomes Moon, just as the Earth — especially
    • become Moon occurs again, in like manner, when a woman prepares
    • herself to receive a new human being. And precisely because of this,
    • woman of the new human being stands wholly under the influence of the
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    • as it were contented, as a human head may be when it has solved an
    • power of attraction for the Ahrimanic beings. Whenever spring
    • are really able to pursue their activities only within human
    • remarkable drama. He sees how everywhere the hopes of the Ahrimanic
    • beings play over the Earth like an astral wind, and how the Ahrimanic
    • the Ahrimanic beings every spring, and every spring it is
    • brought to nothing. From a human standpoint one might say —
    • surely by now the Ahrimanic beings must have become clever enough to
    • give up these hopes. But the world is not just as human beings
    • imagine it to be. The fact is that every spring the Ahrimanic beings
    • man is not free from danger in the midst
    • outer nature these hopes are shattered, but the Ahrimanic beings long
    • all the more to achieve their aim in man, who has a soul already.
    • Thus every spring man is in danger of falling a victim — in
    • subtle, intimate ways — to the Ahrimanic beings. In spring he
    • is much more exposed to all the Ahrimanic workings in the
    • March approaches, and down below the Ahrimanic beings are at work,
    • beings. Just as the Ahrimanic beings nourish their hopes and
    • we look more closely at the Ahrimanic
    • we can say: The Ahrimanic beings try
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    • the material realm. Now in summer, high summer, man is really bound
    • man with his whole being is woven into this mood of Nature. We can
    • indeed say that in high summer man experiences a kind of
    • within itself, man too, if he participates in what autumn — the
    • is then at its height in man, it is all the more necessary for the
    • cosmos that — if only man is willing — the cosmos should
    • we can say: In summer man is bound up
    • interweaving life. And so, to find the essential human being during
    • Nature, if only man has the perception for it, the spiritual which
    • oneself, part of oneself. One feels that as a human form one has
    • Human intelligence — as I have often said — is not of
    • the intelligence not of single beings but of many beings who live
    • there comes before us — to describe it in human terms, which
    • human measure. Then you will come to feel that all this is a kind of
    • Its meaning first dawns upon the mind when as human beings we learn
    • shapes are human errors which stand out against the natural order of
    • imperfections of mankind, in contrast to the regularity of the
    • midsummer human errors are woven into the regular crystals which are
    • the other hand, all that is in human virtue and human excellence
    • Uriel has the effect of imparting to mankind what I might call the
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    • through an intimate human experience of the seasons of the year. If
    • of man in the world, we must seek it through the working together of
    • in the course of human evolution as an echo of old, instinctive
    • stream again into man. In order to understand this, we must see how
    • man stands within the cosmos in — I might almost call it
    • medical textbooks always describe how man breathes in oxygen from the
    • in the human organism, whereby oxygen is taken up by carbon, is then
    • processes become different directly they enter into the human
    • oxygen with carbon in man and thinks of it as combustion is
    • need for a man to have two living lungs; he could equally well have a
    • within the human organism.
    • nature is different as soon as it enters a human being. No process
    • within the human organism takes place in the same way as in outer
    • corresponds to it within the human being is flame living and
    • human organism when carbon unites with oxygen there — a process
    • not true. Whatever enters the human being becomes different
    • he sees how little are human errors compatible with the abstract but
    • for his gravely judging gaze, as he looks down and compares human
    • they are pictures of all that by dint of virtue humanity has achieved.
    • work directly in man, but have also a characteristic further effect.
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    • been written down, in future times of humanity it will
    • means very far distant, when countless human hearts turned to
    • much more important part than hitherto in the study of human
    • here, many deep teachings of Spiritual Science concerning
    • portraying a god in combat or a human being in whose soul a god
    • judged by present-day standards, that it is said: human
    • records presented to man to-day in the form of the New
    • versed in Greek learning; here were Romans who added to the
    • aggressive personality characteristic of Roman civilisation.
    • numbers of learned Romans and Greeks. Men lacking in culture
    • had nothing to bring into this arena of Greco-Roman life save
    • into the Greco-Roman world in those days the Christianity that
    • comparatively rapid decline of the old Hellenic and Roman
    • intellectual eminence in the world of Greco-Roman
    • Christianity. Tertullian was a Roman who, so far as his
    • Fathers, including even Origen, in spite of all their manifest
    • ineptitude? Why is Greco-Roman scholarship itself unable
    • like the Germanic, with quite different ideas of religion and
    • missionaries among the Germanic peoples, were these men
    • many other features will be stressed in connection with the
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    • many things we have learned from previous studies of Theosophy.
    • time a man carries out all the affairs of everyday life and
    • time, for many, many days, in a kind of dream from which they
    • understanding for everything that is human on the earth.
    • world. Peter's experience was like that of a man who when he
    • human vision when one puts into words what is here
    • possible now. For in order to comprehend many a thing that will
    • have to be said on this occasion, the human soul will have to
    • the land: that to the eyes of soul the whole environment of man
    • creations of human artifice and technique. To be able to
    • of necessity to read something that mankind must come to know.
    • culture, mankind had evolved to the point where, in Plato and
    • Aristotle, a very high development of the human soul, a very
    • high level of intellectuality had been attained. In many
    • in mankind there reached a certain zenith. A vast store of
    • intellectual knowledge to which humanity had attained, which at
    • knowledge, gathered and garnered by humanity in pre-Christian
    • for all higher stages of human cognition this knowledge has
    • of the fact that human evolution had reached a stage where the
    • knowledge born of man's own mind placed itself in front of the
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    • expression to concepts and ideas of the modern mind. But many
    • the case of a human being. And we understand the life of Christ
    • it with the life of the human embryo within the body of the
    • place after the death of a human being. The further life of
    • by the human soul in Devachan, in the Spirit-Land. And so we
    • successive stages and conditions of human life must be
    • known as Kamaloka, the time of purification, the human being
    • the human being lives through a spiritual life. From the event
    • the Spirit-Land signifies for the human being: for Christ, this
    • passing, as does a human being, into a world of Devachan, a
    • heaven upon the earth. The human being leaves the earth in
    • Being has been together with human souls on the earth; before
    • then He was not together with human souls on the earth!
    • the Form which enabled Him to live in communion with human
    • earlier times there were Mysteries, Initiations, that the human
    • is sufficient, now, to say that in them a man was led by stages
    • times? It could not be attained if the soul of the human being
    • purposes. Study the evolution of mankind on earth and you will
    • like individual human beings. But what a particular
    • labours may be integrated into the* labours of mankind as a
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    • actually been recorded, many other things may have
    • answers to everything said by the many learned doctors and
    • scribes said many a time: “That sublime and mighty Spirit
    • longer; but what still speaks” ... and many of the
    • voice which many regard as issuing from the Spirit of Jahve
    • similar. Many of those around Jesus spoke in this way of the
    • and in the heart of man; and if Rabbi Eliezer would convince
    • us, let him not call upon the Bath-Kol but upon what the human
    • though all the ground were swept from under his feet, and many
    • made many journeys about the country. On these journeys he came
    • to know many regions in Palestine and places outside. Now in
    • to be found in many widely scattered regions. The rites often
    • It was a form of ancient heathen religion but comprised many
    • shows that this cult had spread far and wide. Although to many
    • centred in the Church of St. Peter is in many respects a
    • Therefore in witnessing these cults he experienced many
    • things that remained hidden from others — many terrible
    • the priest was enacting the rites of the cult at many a heathen
    • spot. He discovered that many idols worshipped by the
    • perceived that many a time these demonic powers passed over
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    • what I was able to tell you, that during this period many
    • mankind. For your theosophical studies will have brought you
    • the knowledge that everything in the evolution of humanity is
    • life of a human soul so deeply bound up with the destiny of
    • mankind is also of importance for the whole of evolution.
    • From many different points of view we are learning to realise
    • humanity. In this particular course of lectures we are learning
    • with his mother about many of the impressions that had
    • sensitive to everything that speaks to man from the world of
    • But he had little talent for the treasures amassed by human
    • wisdom, human learning. Scholarship as such interested him
    • profound understanding of human life, deep and sensitive
    • contact with the external treasures accumulated by humanity, of
    • doctrine. Many a time his thoughts turned to those years. But
    • soul-treasures of human wisdom, of human culture, great moral
    • and flowing into other forces of the human soul.
    • have for mankind? All this is, in reality, meaningless. If
    • among the humanity around us to-day there were any with ears
    • and were to proclaim to our humanity the greatest of his
    • spoke of a man who had been a great teacher and whose words had
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    • are developed in the direction of that comprehensive picture of man's
    • Publishing Company. The German text appears in
    • external human consciousness between the physical world, in which man
    • which man spends the other part of the totality of his existence, the
    • have won pillars supporting our spiritual movement. Many have passed
    • compared with man's birth. Immediately after death man passes through
    • Hierarchies. Just as a human being physically entering the physical
    • human souls while still within the physical body about that condition
    • say: with many a one, who has gone early through the gate of death
    • can no longer be connected in the external realm of manifestation,
    • death. Among the many things which should come about through our
    • life of humanity. For men will learn to regard the moral life from a
    • with the fact that the human soul goes through repeated lives on
    • death, has passed through many lives, and can hope for other lives in
    • speak of human virtues we can distinguish four of these which we can
    • indicate later on, which lives in the depths of the human soul, but
    • comprehensive knowledge of human nature, is the virtue of wisdom. But
    • comes to man of its own accord; still less can it in the ordinary
    • in youth we grew angry, and condemned this or that human action. If
    • order to grow wiser. Wisdom is something which strongly opposes human
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    • human thinking in the civilized world.
    • it would take a great many words to survey the triumphs of
    • science in the field of human knowledge, and the
    • modern man that we come up against two paradoxes, as I should
    • research is a transformation of human thinking. Any impartial
    • because of the conditions which then determined man's
    • was approached in former times — how human thinking as a
    • existence they manifest to us their inner connection, their
    • Under these conditions, what has become of human thinking? It
    • Here, then, is one of my paradoxes: that thought as a human
    • experience is excluded from the relationship that man enters
    • something self-manifesting.
    • significance of this for man's inner life is extraordinarily
    • scientific law, understand thinking as a manifestation of
    • the human organism? And to this, if we stand impartially and
    • many people today, I believe, are fully conscious of the force
    • human; it is in thinking that we find our human dignity —
    • and yet this, which really makes us into human beings,
    • pointing to what is noblest in our human nature, we feel
    • in the human soul. Doubts arise first in the intellect, it is
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    • the riddles of existence touch the human soul, they become not only
    • or sorrow of man's existence. And not a passing happiness or sorrow
    • Now, man's attitude to his own soul is such that the most
    • his human dignity and his true significance as a man, that the
    • tremendous riddle. To deny the mind in man himself does not, of
    • the many experiences in the realm of the psyche which present
    • unconscious awareness of it affects his soul, man is overcome
    • the outside world. And just because man sees in this life his
    • overtake mental experiences when man passes through the gate of
    • show us, the human eye or some other sense-organ, there remains
    • manifests its outgoing function.
    • many words to explain scientifically how these enigmas creep
    • impartial observer of humanity with factual evidence of the
    • much we learn about what can be experienced by the human body
    • man's death, is given over to the general process of nature, so
    • fate in the world is of such paramount concern to man. Thus we
    • many years lived and worked here in Vienna, and who will never
    • renounce all claim to understand the fate of the human soul
    • conclusion. It is that, in the study of man, scientific
    • concludes: it is impossible, with the soul-powers that manifest
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    • moving, once wrote: “Each man should consider with what
    • affect us, we are initiated into the whole relationship of man
    • their powers in the development of humanity in accordance
    • unconscious. Yet even a superficial examination of human
    • organize their lives in a conscious manner. Instinctive living
    • complications of life require man to participate in the
    • development of humanity with a certain degree of consciousness,
    • mankind's historical development to help us in our
    • way of looking at human history as cause and effect does indeed
    • too, human history seems to point to unspoken depths, to
    • below. And human observation can scarcely presume to gain
    • In the human organism itself, which is such a richly
    • spiritual comprehension of the forces of human history —
    • mankind.
    • manifest. What I have described to you, the awakening of
    • consciousness, being dormant deep down in the soul
    • modern man leads us to see that we must develop these cognitive
    • quite different to the man of today from what it was, for
    • permanent and enduring character there. What men think in
    • have permanence in the soul; and we are simply unhealthy in
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    • human life, with all their various differences. What I have to
    • Looking at the East, Western man — the man of recent
    • as that of man's relation to the secrets and the mysterious
    • vegetation of the East and, with it, all that the human hand,
    • the human spirit and civilization have produced from stone and
    • There appears to be no objective reason for man to abandon this
    • in immediate revelation, as they appear to the human senses and
    • the human soul.
    • respect we ourselves belong in many ways to the West. Here, we
    • concepts in the atomistic manner of today, we shall have to
    • scientific concept of the structure of animal and man,
    • when it looks at the human shape, tracing its planes with an
    • the man of the region between. In what we experience
    • first reveal itself through the human soul.
    • the end this grows into the view that one's own human sensuous
    • substance is a replica of a human being whose true existence is
    • world. From his standpoint, the view of man and the view of
    • I have shown, by awakening powers dormant in the soul we can
    • attain a view of the spiritual world that yet suits modern man;
    • man that I should now like to characterize.
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    • question will be raised: Are there paths by which man can reach
    • that, if a man sets out to make specific statements about such
    • anthropomorphism, that is of taking features of human mental
    • everything that humanity has acquired over the last three
    • certain point in their consideration of the human cognitive
    • faculty and the capacities of the human psyche. They drew the
    • soon as we become aware of the need to consider man as a
    • whole and to take into account all that can follow from man's
    • man to the world, in order to establish whether there is a path
    • that leads from man to knowledge of the world, we must
    • man's position in the world? Assuming that man's theoretical
    • constitution would a man need? Well, his relation to the world
    • relationship of man to the world will realize: a being whose
    • have love. But love demands that we should meet another
    • man must be a creature of love by virtue of his task on earth,
    • and since when man has a certain capacity it conditions his
    • whole being, we can conclude: man definitely needs limits
    • man as a whole, inhabiting life as a living creature. This is
    • older forms of humanity's mystical endeavour. Yet in face of
    • the other kinds of knowledge man requires* today, this
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    • Utopian manner; but rather that the spiritual philosophy
    • man, into a human attitude of mind, provide a framework within
    • the history of humanity with an open mind, however, we observe
    • man's development. There have, of course, always been
    • really mean something different; they mean man's feeling that
    • man's nature, especially within the civilized world. These
    • but are less well suited to arousing in man the social
    • Looking back over man's development, we see that, in the course
    • human soul a capacity, a soul-power, which we can regard as
    • to facilitate the intercourse of man with man. Only a
    • symptomatic of something lying much deeper in man. This is what
    • inanimate nature, and that a man who desires only
    • develop into human social configurations informed by
    • configurations are still present. On the other hand, man owes
    • problem of man's freedom within his social life. The experience
    • when intellectual life raises man to the apprehension of
    • this has only been possible to man since he raised himself to
    • when mankind was more naive about the life of the soul and had
    • complicated social life of man. The things that enable us to
    • understanding this most modern development, man thus
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    • the whole of human relationships throughout the world are
    • change throughout the world, there live within them human
    • which yet are directly reflected in man's life today, I shall
    • about Central Europe and in particular about Germany,
    • individual human relationships. There is — or was before
    • man with his whole thinking and feeling is bound up in the
    • affairs he has to manage. This comes out most clearly when we
    • look at economic affairs. In the West, what a man wishes to
    • the Englishman, from his standpoint, calls “academic
    • activities as a part of such a system. The Englishman has no
    • many millions of men like a kind of religion, fifty years
    • or so ago, has been modified in many ways. Yet for the broad
    • Marx was educated in Central Europe, in Germany, where he
    • be regarded as the ideal organization of human society as a
    • so many of these, a great deal survives in a disguised form, so
    • the human body: potions that were brewed and substances that
    • consumption of these potions and substances, man's normal
    • nature man experiences within himself a kind of world-memory.
    • this way is achieved entirely without manipulating the
    • primitive man. In the same way, it will arrive at the outlook
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    • attracted comment on many sides and has led a large part of
    • mankind into a mood of extraordinary pessimism and
    • a man of whom it might perhaps have been least expected —
    • a man, moreover, who belonged to a period for which such an
    • art-historian Herman Grimm, who did not live to experience the
    • statement as striking precisely because it comes from Herman
    • the things that can elevate mankind and that exist in man
    • at the same time it can never be the business of mankind to get
    • long way in human development. Specifically, I pointed out
    • modern consciousness extraordinarily alien in many respects. We
    • of individual human beings who have been born into this
    • social organism. He also manages to regard as an ideal social
    • individual human being? And here, from the standpoint of
    • yet little understanding of this human individuality. Attention
    • primary. The man who is to live in it is regarded as secondary.
    • in the Orient, we find that it embraced a humanity quite
    • civilization. In many psychic and spiritual matters, indeed, we
    • civilization, one to which many Europeans, even, long to
    • adoption by a human community — then he
    • Obviously, in an age when human individuality had not yet
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America)
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    • kinds of social institutions in which they claim that mankind,
    • or at any rate a section of mankind, would prosper better than
    • but from the standpoint of a knowledge of man, can only talk of
    • the emergence of social prospects when man is able once again
    • institutions, but the possibility of discovering man and
    • become possible to discover man within the social order —
    • less. The fact is that mankind can prosper socially in all
    • What matters today is human beings, not just institutions. For
    • great deal nowadays depends on whether the man who has to
    • discussing with them, as man to man, everything that goes on in
    • attuned to human considerations, you establish a basis on which
    • a long time, the view has been widespread that the man who is a
    • get to know the common man, and in particular the proletariat.
    • interest them for a while by virtue of the piquancy of many
    • man's relation to existence as a whole. On this point, it is
    • reflections, human essence and human destiny ultimately
    • but something a man can absorb as nourishment for his soul
    • their humanity, or enable them to co-operate in the creation of
    • and judgment, from what appeals to human nature. And they grew
    • humanity, so that your hearers
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 10: From Monolithic to Threefold Unity
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    • Utopian manner, to advocate institutions which their creators
    • conditions thrown up in the course of man's recent
    • appeal to human nature. It could not have been otherwise, given
    • many cases, for example, what I included solely to illustrate
    • demonstrate how mankind could achieve social thinking and
    • would no longer be felt by many people to be oppressive, as
    • influence human life as a whole must surely hearken to it
    • first, in order to derive from it the human remedies for its
    • unconscious will of mankind in Europe. Everywhere we find these
    • spiritual science instils in man, to observe what has been
    • become conscious of the direction in which mankind is really
    • trying to go. The reason for many of our social abuses today is
    • part what mankind has worked out intellectually and embodied in
    • institution. In the historical development of mankind in
    • mood which has emerged in the course of man's history, and
    • yesterday — the will, which is the true centre of man's
    • While many men cannot escape from economic limitations and
    • limitations of class, many others cannot rise above their
    • arisen in the recent development of civilized man, alongside
    • even in the face of the many shattering verdicts on the
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  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • published in German as,
    • published in German as,
    • more comprehensive understanding of the process of the human soul into
    • that many people aspire to such a warming-up of an earlier clairvoyance,
    • of it can appear in certain individuals. But the stages of human existence
    • waking-consciousness, man lives with his ego and astral body in his
    • few days that this waking state of man, from waking until falling asleep,
    • man. What we experience as our Will, is really only partially awake. Our
    • awake. But how the Will arises, and passes over into action, of this man
    • a dream while you are dreaming. Man only dreams of real willing during
    • while man is awake is similarly performed in a half-sleeping condition.
    • would experience this inner self-enjoyment. But man, as he has become,
    • taken place which are expressed in the Paradise-Myth, man was permitted
    • not happen to man. I cannot develop this motive further here to-day,
    • that a man appeared, who was in the position not merely to follow along
    • but only reach the point where the blood streams enter the senses. Man
    • a man lives in the nerves which extend to the senses, he experiences
    • thus arises, and which does not lead man beyond himself, but leads him
    • man was inwardly aware of himself. Blood was not yet developed within
    • is here the boundary between the human inner and outer-world, then what
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  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • published in German as,
    • comprehensive understanding of the processes of the human soul in
    • earlier clairvoyance. It is true that many people aspire to such a
    • certain individuals. However, the stages of human existence that we
    • consciousness, man lives with his ego and astral body in his
    • emphasized that this waking state of man, from waking until falling
    • something asleep in man. What we experience as our will is
    • and passes over into action, of this man can only dream in daily
    • know of a dream while you are dreaming. Man only dreams of real
    • asleep. A great part of the activity of will while man is awake is
    • we did we would experience this inner self enjoyment. But man, as
    • which are expressed in the Paradise-Myth, man was permitted to eat
    • gratification, and this must not happen to man. I cannot develop
    • Just suppose for once that a man
    • only reach the point where the blood streams enter the senses. Man
    • When a man lives in the nerves which extend to the senses, he
    • which does not lead man beyond himself, but leads him rather deeper
    • time in the tendencies toward the formation of nerves, a man was
    • boundary between the human inner and outer world, then what is now
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  • Title: St. Augustine
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    • The Polarity of Continuity and Change in Human Life. The Cosmic Prehistory
    • of Humanity, published in German as,
    • The Polarity of Continuity and Change in Human Life.
    • The Cosmic Prehistory of Humanity,
    • published in German as,
    • passed through Manichaeism and Scepticism. He had taken all
    • Manichaeism only “gets on” (this is coarsely
    • Manichaeism only `gets' on with Dualism, (in its own way quite
    • perceived by humanity in atavistic clairvoyance, and perceived
    • Sense-world of perception. Now, because Manichaeism took into
    • schein) of the super-sensible, it thereby gives many people the
    • Augustine actually broke with Manichaeism because in the course
    • reasons which made him break with Manichaeism,
    • justifiable view of the world, in so far as it points man's
    • by man with reference to what he experiences in his inner soul.
    • truth; that man can gain nothing out of it on which he can
    • reference to what man experiences in his inner soul as truth,
    • particular point of time in human evolution acquires certain
    • human evolution. One cannot get away from this fact; and it
    • mankind, and everything of a hindering nature In the
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  • Title: The Social Question and Theosophy
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    • “In a community of human beings working together, the well-being
    • Social Law reads: “In a community of human beings working
    • German by John Root, Sr. The lecture stems from when Rudolf Steiner
    • was leader of the German Section of the Theosophical Society. It is
    • given on October 26,1905, was translated from German by John
    • was leader of the German Section of the Theosophical
    • endnotes are from the German editor, and footnotes are
    • German editor's note from Beiträge zur
    • human being of the present is standing within the battle that
    • contemplation of the human soul, and so they say: Theosophists
    • in the manner of Theosophy. One easily makes the reproach to
    • battle of the day, from what touches humanity in the present
    • is something to investigate and think regarding warranted human
    • remain half- baked unless the human being approaches the matter
    • human heart, in the soul, and in fact give this soul the
    • apply to human life, as the engineer builds bridges and applies
    • what is here passed before the human soul has a very special
    • and will observe human circumstances in a more unbiased way
    • a comprehensive, clear, and unbiased assessment of the human
    • theories. It will teach mankind thinking, awaken thinking
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  • Title: Architectural Forms
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    • mankind, and because from these impulses alone can we hope for
    • that loving human understanding which is necessary for human
    • all that the human heart can feel as the progress of mankind.
    • descended upon human life in Europe. There still lay in the
    • many souls, or at least a number of souls, spent year after
    • itself demand as a thought expressing modern culture? The
    • to his tremendous question about humanity: What powers are
    • existence, and support the human being, so that he finds
    • of the human race to an understanding of this Mystery of
    • Golgotha, new architectural forms. We see that man has
    • pervades and spiritualises, from above, all that man effects on
    • of Heaven to mediaeval mankind, as the Greek received his
    • times. And at this point the human spirit is, in a sense,
    • inner human perception, towards the material, cannot grasp the
    • influx of a human perception — ”all too
    • human” — into the spirit that permeates history.
    • of the new era, but in which human thoughts, human perceptions,
    • are expressed in a subjectively arbitrary manner in artistic
    • thoughts with human reason, with human, all too human,
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  • Title: Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture I
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    • Whoever follows the history of human development, not only
    • younger man that plant should be put side by side with plant
    • The elder man replied: ‘It might perhaps be
    • senses.’ The man took a pencil and a piece of paper from his
    • unifying element. The younger man looked at it and said:
    • that only the human spirit could form such ideas, and that such an
    • The elder man was unable to understand this objection
    • external sense-perceptions, but that the human being, when he
    • the finest testimony of man's capacity to scale the heights as
    • nature's structure the most complex of all, the human being. You
    • the manner of nature. A great and truly heroic idea which sufficiently
    • human development. We may say that there is something exceedingly
    • fact produced. If we take three philosophers of German spiritual
    • every man to ascend to such spheres of the purest
    • you the purest representative at the present stage of humanity of
    • and demands that man should lift himself to a stage where he grasps
    • his nature. If he is a stimulating spirit in so many respects, why
    • modern mankind on a narrowly limited subject. As an example we
    • shall choose a feeling many of you know, which can be described by
    • saying that there are many people to-day who strive to throw
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  • Title: Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture II
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    • We see the plant before us. Man goes to it and examines the
    • view that human knowledge is not to be looked upon as something
    • stationary once for all. The view is widely held that man is as he is
    • further, even as man has developed himself from an imperfect
    • trivially: if we leave out altogether a development of humanity
    • depreciating the world-picture of the man who takes his stand on pure
    • that in these things it is considered that in every case a man's
    • world-picture corresponds to a stage in human evolution, and that man
    • It lies thus in the purview of Spiritual Science that man
    • Thus it adheres to Goethe's saying: ‘Man has really always only
    • Now how does man succeed in developing the capabilities
    • old as human thought. It always took the view that man has before him
    • other than increasing the powers of man to ever higher stages of
    • observation of the senses and the application of the human
    • formulate ideas and concepts is a capacity of the human soul among
    • this comparative superficial review, we may say: man is not merely an
    • never human feeling, never what we know as will-impulses, for
    • It is correct enough that when a man introduces his feeling,
    • ourselves only to intellectualism, we must regard man not merely in
    • in human soul-life, in his last book called
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  • Title: Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture III
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    • handed it to his faithful secretary Eckermann and prepared his
    • rich, many-sided, far-reaching and deeply-penetrating life to human
    • for a human life to become fruitful for the rest of humanity in a
    • more conscious manner. There is something deeply affecting in the
    • comparatively young man.
    • Weimar period. It is the work of a man hotly striving after
    • despair that an upright honourable man can go through, and all this
    • worlds, between the spiritual world to which man can raise himself
    • between the good and evil powers around man. Man is thus placed in
    • seen as a man doubting all knowledge, he now comes before us as one
    • thousands of years of human development resound. We are
    • reminded of the great dramatic representation of man's life
    • deeper into the human existence of which the world to-day knows so
    • little. And having brought to expression in many different ways
    • part is a complete character picture of the inner human development
    • of a spiritual kind by means of which man climbs the stages of
    • place where the human soul is united with the spirituality of the
    • to Eckermann on 29th Jan., 1827: ‘All in Faust is of the senses,
    • Though the first part in many ways appears to be
    • illness, bringing him very near death. Much that a man's soul can
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  • Title: Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture IV
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    • this Epilogue was to indicate the manner in which the final figure of
    •  If many criticize,
    •  Egyptian; for the man is right who knows
    • explanation is demanded drawn from the depths of spirit-life.
    • sentence is clearly expressed that the man who understands Faust
    • symbolic explanation is discouraged. The demand is that the
    • begin? Is the advice of the wise man, ‘to bathe the breast in
    • human spirit through thousands of years will be reminded in this
    • sun-soul, as the physical human body is the expression of the human
    • spirit and the human soul. He looked up to the spiritual sun and
    • Wise Man: ‘Disciple, up! untiring hasten to bathe thy breast
    • body, he awakes as a changed man. The soul has entered the body, so
    •  Of human striving there's no symbol fuller:
    • of ‘Faust’ Many lectures would have to be given, if we
    • the general idea of these Masque scenes: For a man who surveys
    • human life with an enlightened eye, certain words will have a
    • Such a man, steeping himself in the whole great course of human
    • souls, and that they make their own resolutions, human acts and
    • human thoughts are really pervaded and permeated by beings from the
    • I, originating, in short, in Mephistopheles. Man is surrounded by
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  • Title: World History: Lecture I: Evolution of the Soul and of Memory
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • you a kind of survey of human evolution on the earth, that may
    • being of present-day man. For at this time in man's history,
    • importance for the whole civilisation of humanity, every
    • thinking man must be inclined to ask: ‘How has the present
    • configuration, the present make-up of the human soul arisen?
    • thought about the evolution of man and of mankind. It is
    • man has always been essentially the same as he is to-day
    • human beings were childlike, that they believed in all kinds of
    • fancies, and that man has only really become clever in the
    • soul-constitution which man has to-day was also possessed by
    • to-day. Then we go on to assume a prehistoric life of man, and
    • back, we picture man in a kind of animal form. Thus, in the
    • see man in his animal imperfection as a kind of higher
    • man of the present-time, as compared even with that of a
    • deeper when we compare the constitution of soul in the human
    • different from that of the man of to-day. I should like to show
    • you from real instances how man lived in the East, let us say,
    • of course, experienced by man to-day in an extremely weak form,
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  • Title: World History: Lecture II: Mysteries of 'Asia'
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    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • to gain a correct view of the historical evolution of humanity
    • of man's inner life. What lived in man's mind and soul lived
    • of the human head, was unknown. So too was the abstract feeling
    • that knows no connection with the circulation of the blood. Man
    • the blood, and so on. Man experienced his whole being in
    • experience man had of his relation to the world about him, to
    • Whole. The man of the present day lives, let us say, in town or
    • of a Cosmos conceived as a unity. Man had around him what is
    • realm. Man lived in it. But he pictured to himself that where
    • now comes the fourth realm where human beings live, the realm
    • lowest spirit realm, in which he, as human being, lived. You
    • have in our ordinary consciousness was unknown to the man of
    • Initiates. The rest of mankind had as their ordinary
    • Picture to yourself what may happen to the man of to-day in a
    • by the human intellect in its matter-of-fact way with the aid
    • experiences manifested themselves in such dream-pictures.
    • these dream-pictures man experienced the elemental spirits of
    • sleep man had still a dull form of consciousness. While on the
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  • Title: World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
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    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • acquire an understanding for the radical change in man's life
    • human evolution, prehistoric as well as historic. In to-day's
    • human evolution the so-called Atlantean catastrophe which
    • period, great changes took place in regard to man's power of
    • memory and also in regard to the social life of humanity. A
    • not in existence in this third Post-Atlantean period; man had
    • localised memory, where man only bore within him a
    • consciousness of the present, but used all manner of things
    • past, but with the past of humanity in general.
    • constellations in the heavens served man as memorials,
    • recurrences. From the constellations man perceived how things
    • to build for an ancient humanity the localised memory.
    • the man of long past times was different in the whole
    • constitution of his being from the man of a later time, and
    • still more so from the man of our own time. Man to-day, in his
    • with these connections. But an ancient humanity felt this fact
    • it is to such a humanity that we must return, when we go back
    • Egypto-Chaldean. At that time man experienced himself as spirit
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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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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • themselves in the human being. For not until our own epoch does
    • man feel himself for reasons which we will discuss in the
    • the rest of the world. In all previous epochs man felt —
    • and, be it noted, in all subsequent epochs man will again feel
    • exist on a human being. For the moment a finger is separated
    • from the human being, it is no longer a finger, it begins to
    • laws than when attached to the human organism. And as a finger
    • way is man only a being having some form or other, whether in
    • hear, it was necessary for man that it should be darkened and
    • ancient times, the more do we find man possessing this
    • the end of my lecture yesterday that these same human beings
    • which man attributes being on the ground of his
    • difficulties and obstacles which meet man when he searches
    • illusion, so that in fact true being is not accessible to man
    • But all the knowledge a man can have in the present-day
    • to say to themselves: There is for man no possibility of
    • demands.
    • learned to know the hindrances man has in his emotions that
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  • Title: World History: Lecture V: Mysteries of the East, West, and of Ephesus
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    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • connection of the human being with the macrocosm was revealed
    • in many different Mysteries in an equally sublime manner to
    • perceived in the Mysteries — man felt himself one with
    • man to Nature, that was still living and present in the time
    • perception of the connection of the human being with the Spirit
    • Through all that the human being learned concerning the working
    • — once upon a time, I, as man, have borne it all within
    • has come about through the breathing of human beings, we can
    • and other air-processes that go on in the human organism, we
    • Macrocosm. The human being to-day can look upon his
    • watery-airy in substance. Then the human being separated off
    • been cast off, as it were, by the human being, and received by
    • the Earth. In this way man felt an intimate and near
    • With the higher animals the human being did not feel a
    • put quite simply in a few words. The human being comes hither
    • becomes the plant-world separates off from man, the Earth
    • receives it and gives it root. The human being felt as though
    • Towards the animals, on the other hand, man had a different
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  • Title: World History: Lecture VI: Mysteries of the Ancient Near East Enter Europe
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    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • by the Christians, was Roman Emperor from 361–363.].
    • in the setting of the whole history of human evolution. If we
    • of mankind, we have first to bring about a change in our power
    • for man. I described them as the physical world; a transition world
    • qualities of this Spirit-land, through which present-day man
    • across the years to human beings who still knew that as surely
    • as man is united through breathing with the air outside him, so
    • present-day humanity is on the point of emerging into something
    • new, even as the humanity of olden times came forth from the
    • the basis of what the human being himself can produce with the
    • remind man of the spiritual life. With Rome on the other hand
    • begins the period to which man to-day may still feel himself
    • Greece. Only here and there in the Roman world do we find a
    • Present-day mankind would never have come into being if Asia
    • Present-day mankind is built up upon personality, upon the
    • personality of the individual. Eastern mankind was not so built
    • times to this end, — to bring Divine will and human
    • longing of man to partake, even in that late age, in the
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  • Title: World History: Lecture VII: The Fifteenth Century and the Transition from Mind-Soul to Spiritual-Soul
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    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • incision into the historical evolution of mankind is the
    • human being with the deeper impulses and forces of Nature, or
    • of man and his constitution as physical man, we speak,
    • But it is of about as much value for a man to know that
    • real substance of man's nature to these material abstractions
    • knowledge of the human being. The mechanism of the watch has to
    • similarly, if we would understand the nature and being of man,
    • working in all the kingdoms of Nature work in the human being;
    • any true vision of the connection of man with the Universe.
    • man's connection with the Universe, little by little, died
    • the plant world or of the animal world to the human being? The
    • constituents of the plant as they appear in man. Finally
    • on the diseased human being. All this investigation however
    • knowledge of man on the foundation of historical insight, is
    • the human being to the Nature that he finds around him.
    • human being and those that are found in Nature. When we set out
    • to consider the various substances in man's physical nature,
    • example, iron is present in the human organism, in
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  • Title: World History: Lecture VIII: The Burning of the Ephesian Temple and the Goetheanum
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • then to bring the human heart, the human soul and spirit in
    • this purpose: to lift the human soul into spiritual
    • in the following manner: Human knowledge, human wisdom has a
    • in history and that can speak powerfully to the human heart
    • eternal letters into the history of mankind, though the writing
    • Among the many and diverse words that have come down to us from
    • the manner I have described, — among all the words in
    • Earth in a physical body. Many and varied kinds of Gods were
    • closely united with mankind, from Whom man in his innermost
    • Nature and in her smallest manifestations, and Whom we discover
    • real to man. If we study the period of human development that
    • members of the human race received into their being much of
    • human hearts and the good Gods, and this intimate relationship
    • to pass that certain other divine Beings, Luciferic-Ahrimanic
    • divine Beings were made aware, that man was being drawn nearer
    • part of the Gods, a jealousy concerning man. Over and over
    • again in human history we have to hear how a man who strives
    • of man. With the burning of Ephesus it was made manifest that
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  • Title: World History: Lecture IX: World History in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • lecture as a supplement to the many vistas opened for us
    • that until the nineteenth century mankind was childish and
    • world. Then modern science appeared in its many branches and
    • lectures in Germany organised by the Wolff Bureau. They
    • many people. Among the many nonsensical utterances of opponents
    • — not only earthly impulses — demand something from
    • Christmas Meeting, I spoke of manifold impulses at work in the
    • spiritual world could encounter many personalities during
    • bitter feelings regarding the future destiny of humanity on
    • way that is possible spiritually and observe these human beings
    • destinies of Egos and astral bodies during the sleep of human
    • brought to men's consciousness in very many different ways.
    • Many a legend, many a saga — for it is in this form, not
    • importance are preserved — many a legend tells of how, in
    • thoughtful human being, not as a visionary or as an ecstatic
    • Fundamentally speaking, it was this that was demanded by the
    • Guardian of the Threshold through all the ages of human
    • last third of the nineteenth century hardly any human beings
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    • published in German as,
    • published in German as,
    • as a painful memory for the many who loved it, may provide
    • to give here in Basel, in this same hall, for many years past.
    • performances, and so on.
    • Many people were scandalized at the very name,
    • from them what can be gained — after so many decades have
    • passed over humanity's evolution since Goethe's death —
    • one I have employed here for many years — to answer the
    • scientific education that mankind has enjoyed for the past
    • employed today by natural science, man can know what is
    • the human intellect can deduce from sense-perception,
    • barriers to man's knowledge, that with regard to the spirit man
    • very many people who get their education from the natural
    • they also correspond to concepts of knowledge which humanity
    • what in our day is won for humanity and for practical life in
    • primitive, outermost human settlements. This brings it about
    • that many people do not know that their soul-longing is for
    • about the natural world; but this causes in many of them,
    • the other side of human existence, as it were, the other side
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  • Title: Goethe, Comte and Bentham
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    • of Humanity, published in German as,
    • The Polarity of Continuity and Change in Human Life.
    • The Cosmic Prehistory of Humanity,
    • published in German as,
    • closely into the nature of man in the period between going to sleep
    • condition that a man experiences the reality of what we discussed
    • condition, condition, man does not grasp the full reality of his
    • man by day; in his waking condition there only comes to his
    • If man were conscious in the sleeping condition, that is from going
    • writings — (which are all at your disposal) —, if man
    • the soul of man when he develops Imaginative Consciousness, that in
    • Although throughout the whole of man's working
    • the deception in man's waking condition. He remains aware only of
    • man's soul, or perhaps of half-dreamy feelings and willings. This
    • is the essential — that throughout the waking condition man
    • into us, we can feel ourselves as members of the whole of humanity.
    • Intuition, therefore we feel ourselves as earthly human beings
    • — that means members not only of the present humanity, but of
    • the whole of earthly humanity, from the very start of earthly
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    • It was published in German as,
    • Man perceives
    • spiritual world, we must modify in many respects those ideas
    • initiation gives us concerning man's so-called evolution
    • Only when the individuality in the human organism gains
    • arises in man, he finds that every conscious thought that is
    • destroys what mere nature creates in the human organism; and
    • to believe that man's waking life is to be compared with life
    • that the moment of time when man is destined to unite himself
    • manes knowledge proceeded more from his participation in the
    • that we come to feel man's renewed connection with the cosmos
    • enthusing in a general way about man being a microcosm of the
    • for this alternation, whereas man sleeps and wakes in the
    • the human life of soul is in truth outside this sprouting,
    • budding life, Were I to draw the human soul-life as it is in
    • processes of growths breaks them down. Man as a rule knows
    • strictly speaking, lies at the root of all works of human
    • a dead man into our living man. Then sleep has the task of
    • to, between the individual life of man and the life of the
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    • published in German as,
    • published in German as,
    • thought, feeling, and will-impulses, or in any other manner,
    • lead man into the spiritual world. We must be clear about
    • structure of the psycho-spiritual human being. How most
    • personalities are typical, they are like an old gentleman who
    • many years ago, when someone wrote to me urgently requesting
    • a talk with me, because he had made the acquaintance of a man
    • necessary for this wonderful structure ‘man
    • if the formative forces of these material parts of man
    • cycle of humanity, one only gets the pure, true and real
    • some extent the clairvoyant aspect of a man, which, seen from
    • parts a man — the ego and astral body down to the
    • this part of the spirit-soul nature of man which is, or can
    • humanity. Of a quite other kind is the clairvoyant results
    • which must appear ever more and more in present humanity. The
    • less will humanity be able to live, without their soul-life
    • the spiritual-psychic part of man is loosened, and thus
    • head-clairvoyance, for our cycle of humanity, leads in the
    • of man, stomach-clairvoyance leads to results connected
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    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse,
    • and was published in German as,
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse,
    • and was published in German as,
    • lecture we found that moral impulses are fundamental in human
    • human soul, and that really it has only been in the course of
    • evolution, in man's passage from incarnation to incarnation
    • has come into humanity.
    • elementary moral instruction given to man in ancient
    • Mysteries, man's moral nature was shown in a special way to
    • impossible to express the true attitude of man by saying;
    • the true idea when the human being, standing in the centre of
    • bravery. In this respect human nature may diverge on one side
    • Mysteries the pupils were shown that when a man degenerates
    • to the pupils in respect to all that a man may do. He may
    • two possible extremes into which man may fall. Either he may
    • man being continually able to strike out in two directions
    • the will and the significance of reason and wisdom in human
    • action. If it were fitting for man always to observe the
    • Freedom in this consists rather in man's being always able to
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  • Title: Karma of Vocation: Lecture I
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • cultural epoch, the karma of human vocation.
    • epoch. In relation to the spiritual interests of humanity, the
    • but of all ages in human history. He concludes that although it
    • certain to the scientist, at least, that today we humans live
    • To see in times before us how a wise man thought,
    • for his knowledge of the world and of man. But he is really
    • we wish to study human life in connection with the important
    • a man with an extraordinarily strong sense of duty, but for a
    • man of his time, he also possessed a broad range of interests.
    • He had traveled in Italy and representations of important Roman
    • moreover, was a woman of the most spontaneous human sentiment,
    • sharing directly in everything that connects human nature with
    • the legendary, the fabulous, everything that lifts man aloft
    • a ripe humanness. Many things that we read today in Goethe's
    • there is a profoundly human significance; the fingers of his
    • guided into life as a complete human being. Not only a piece of
    • this man, the head, should be guided, as so often happens,
    • stored up in human karma. His stern father guides the boy in a
    • jurist who has grown up among, and is permeated with, Roman
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • of our time. But even when we consider human life as it
    • and we must follow many threads that link a man to the past and
    • sure, is accessible to us in many details. Even though the
    • destiny of each human life is far removed from the destined
    • When people trace Goethe's life in the way many do who pretend
    • Scientists are constantly reminded nowadays that many blunders
    • observation of human life we have not yet come to reject this
    • description of this life shining above ordinary humanity, that
    • in life, which made him so important for humanity, from these
    • the elevation and spiritual permeation of humanity — have come
    • humanity to prove that they cannot be bound up in this simple
    • of existence, just consider how shortsighted many kinds of
    • The Riddle of Man,
    • would have become entirely different human beings if only small
    • of modern humanity without the discovery of America? Think of
    • all that has entered into the life of modern humanity through
    • have been a different sort of man, a fool, who then would not
    • their karma for whatever is demanded of them. With reference to
    • of Goethe will see that the Faust was really a demand of
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • that may become a profound riddle in the evolution of humanity.
    • a human life. The problem is this: What is the reason that
    • an influence on the rest of humanity? How does it happen that
    • certain individuals are separated from the rest of humanity and
    • man consists of physical body, etheric body, astral body, and
    • vivid activity in the rest of the human organization. It is,
    • from without upon the human being, that everything in him that
    • awake. If we wish to understand the entire human being, this is
    • psychic with the physical in man if we wish to understand
    • distinguishes man from the animal. But such is not the case.
    • spinal cord system, man wakes in relation to the ganglionic and
    • consider how man has come to be, that his ego has taken its
    • really the baby among his human members, it will not then seem
    • man has passed through longer or shorter stages beginning with
    • his head is in many ways a later formation of the Moon period,
    • possibility is offered to man to descend into his ganglionic
    • acquired!” Man, however, is a complicated being and we do not
    • stir in Mannheim, and an educated monkey in the Frankfurt zoo
    • necessities to behave like humans rather than monkeys. I will
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • period all human relationships will be essentially modified in
    • earth. They will be so modified that man must, out of his own
    • of freedom now given to man toward forging his external destiny
    • of man's freedom much that at present belongs there. To be
    • guiding human affairs did so with the same impulses as the
    • Humanity has now outgrown such things and is exposed to chaos
    • more completely to man. Thus, it is all the more necessary that
    • conditions, how man's relation to his vocation has changed
    • anarchy would inevitably overtake mankind if no one were to
    • who are at all able to observe human life. If they would submit
    • connected with evolving human destiny.
    • prepared; the Sun period, in which the etheric man was
    • prepared; the Moon period, in which the astral man was
    • the various vocations that men take up on earth. As humans
    • have become more specialized and that not so many centuries ago
    • humanity.
    • take a radical example, a man is placed by his destiny in a
    • man. Thus, the man who makes only part of the nail can develop
    • already come to pass in the various branches of human activity
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • these reflections on the segment of human life that is formed
    • depends on many factors, and the very multiplicity of life
    • subsume individual human elements from a life's destiny. In
    • today vocational karma is crossed in many ways by the karma of
    • entire ranks and classes of human beings. The ambition, vanity,
    • him, have a bearing on the many factors that influence the way
    • possible for ahrimanic influences to mingle continually in
    • human activity. Someone in a certain position in life, who,
    • Official positions are often filled by Ahriman-Mephistopheles
    • becomes a commander-in-chief and conducts wars, but in the
    • plays into the life of humanity. This is one thing we must pay
    • properly investigate what really works in man's nature in the
    • point of view of scientific psychology looks upon a human life
    • subconscious. Let us take the specific case of a woman in her
    • Another example has to do with a man thirty-five or forty, who
    • forgotten subterranean soul life of this man and brings to
    • this case, too, the “experts” believe the man can be cured
    • over the world. How could one deny that many people today speak
    • right way with the knowledge that human life proceeds through
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • are in human life, something we recognize when we try to
    • this, however, many things today will be necessary if man is to
    • thinking of the present, and even though many of us suppose we
    • question of human destiny; we could just as well select another
    • seen a map until they were fairly well along in years. Many
    • Vischer became, in a sense, a great and famous man who
    • the very man he was.
    • education, demanding that much more natural science be
    • least two and, under some circumstances, many sides. What do we
    • concepts and ideas — in this case the biographer was a woman
    • surely slashing in many respects. What is the cause of
    • ideas. In many works of the present time we observe this
    • can do that at present, but many people gratify the same lust
    • sentiment in this heart. On the one hand, he is a man fully
    • the circumference. You understand: 3.14159 ... carrying many
    • answered, naturally, but posed. We see here how modern man
    • approaches the profound question of destiny. Here we have a man
    • man, the death he suffered in connection with his work, must
    • writer, and second, because, as an entirely modern human being,
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • of humanity, in order to cast light on the direct relation to
    • understanding of the position of the individual human being in
    • have made it clear that what the human being achieves for the
    • role heredity plays in human life, and teachers who talk about
    • carrying over of human characteristics from previous
    • There we see that human life first
    • division of human development between birth and death into
    • climate, nationality, etc. At that time, humans become mature,
    • because the human being must by this time have developed all
    • over to descendants, but human beings are so constructed from
    • therefore, that what is essential in human development after
    • Science must find the reasons why humans cease at this point to
    • without discussing many related things here, I wish to point
    • that the human being lives through in the spiritual world
    • birth naturally has an influence on a human being and includes
    • especially many things that are related to what he works out in
    • matter. Here upon the earth the human being perceives through
    • Angels, Archangels, Archai, Exusiai, and also with those humans
    • a previous vocational life manifests itself in the physiognomy,
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • single fact, can be viewed from many standpoints. I will relate
    • dealing with what we call karma, the passage of the human being
    • through repeated earthly lives, the destiny of man, which is
    • expressed in the course a human life takes. We can learn much
    • look at his father. The father of this man who was born in the
    • century, was a highly respected man. As a pupil of this man, he
    • manner, I want to give you an opportunity to experience this
    • son of this man is the person whose course of life I wish to
    • humanities with a monk, learned mathematics from his father
    • fields and became quite a versatile young man. Even as a boy he
    • other ships were made. At eighteen, the young man went to the
    • Having one of these critics as his teacher, our young man fell
    • Although his father was an extraordinarily competent man, he
    • eminent gentleman who was not too intelligent, but who was the
    • many students and, what was then a mere matter of course, gave
    • many private lessons so that he had an excellent income. He
    • contemporary to whom it was told by the man himself. Moreover,
    • to get at the fact, it is demonstrably true. This man with whom
    • professor. He related this dream and also wrote of it in many
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • many theologians and others who believe they stand on a
    • number of hierarchies that embrace beings standing above man in
    • quite clear to us, moreover, that human life falls into two
    • During this life, or by reason of this life, man descends from
    • the super-sensible world to the kingdoms of the human being, and
    • beings who have their place between man and the real Godhead,
    • which is far above humanity and those beings who have their
    • is precisely the mission of contemporary man to place nothing
    • mediation of angels, archangels, and so forth. Many people
    • many directions. It indicates that in those very circles there
    • our time really are, since it is not important if a man
    • at all the question of whether the human being imagines he has
    • speak of Him? When a man speaks of his god in a justifiable
    • manner, does he conceive of what must be meant by the term
    • and what they are saying is nothing more than to demand that
    • way. Thus, in this manner, individuals find the way only to
    • archangels and angels — then comes man, the animal kingdom,
    • Romans because we are controlled by a different time spirit,
    • standing just above man, guide and lead him through the portals
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    • these remarkable lectures, we can see that no human work is insignificant
    • last lecture as to how human beings may establish a
    • many that a number of human beings already have a relationship
    • mine.” But in general, humanity's relation to the Christ-Being
    • and that, when man turns against man for the sake of external
    • for a person to turn away from this general human destiny to
    • primarily concerns human society. We will now have to mention
    • earthly evolution of humanity, let us first consider this
    • is that the human being has come over from earlier worlds and
    • Testament. In the so-called “Fall of Man,” the image of Lucifer
    • we survey the time through which humanity passed from the
    • be a time in which human beings gradually descended from a
    • the successive descending stages of human evolution down to the
    • earlier stages of human evolution, a person who looked up to an
    • human form elevated to a lofty level, but something entirely
    • regarded personality who had wrought much good for a human
    • death and a new birth. As these human beings looked up to him,
    • know, of course, that when a human being passes through the
    • the etheric world. The human being continues to develop in his
    • etheric world. Since this man had performed something lasting
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    • Science, Knowledge and Human Evolution
    • published in German as,
    • this age lies in man refusing, out of these wider
    • mankind's development passed at the time of the Mystery of
    • of the whole course of evolution, the whole evolution of man.
    • from so many points of view. Today, so that a certain basis
    • consider the mood, the condition of man's soul, before the
    • culture of mankind, the mankind from whom the present
    • Present day man has very little idea that anything beyond the
    • but for man before the Mystery of Golgotha this was more or
    • was the manifestation of unified goodness, the active centre
    • where the Sun is, the man of that day saw what was threefold.
    • element' comes into human evolution. The Greeks, for
    • Mystery of the Sun, making mankind forget this mystery, not
    • Roman, we should have to say that this Christian Church,
    • the Church experienced through Romanism was especially suited
    • clearer to mankind, for the age must begin that is in the
    • Roman concepts are precisely those that have the hard
    • developed to grasp, for example, the truth about man, as I
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  • Title: Mysteries of the Sun: Lecture II
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    • Science, Knowledge and Human Evolution
    • published in German as,
    • showed you threefold man diagrammatically. It is indeed true
    • for the understanding of man's being as it must be grasped
    • must bestir ourselves to get a clearer understanding of man's
    • threefold man that we are able to master also the most
    • whole of human life, including man's development between
    • just consider in detail this threefold man. Yesterday indeed
    • we saw how first of all we have to point to man's head. In a
    • certain sense this human head is really a kind of independent
    • form of being. You can picture to yourselves the human
    • separation between the three members of man's nature is not
    • threefold man diagrammatically in accordance with his
    • applied to man in general is pre-eminently right; it is not
    • certainly not so as soon as we come to the middle man, the
    • breast man, shall we call him? What is enclosed by the
    • man during sleep it remains in close connection with the
    • third man of the limb-system, to which sex man belongs, there
    • other diagram of waking man saying: when physical man is
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    • Science, Knowledge and Human Evolution
    • published in German as,
    • are many such questions, and today I should like, out of all
    • of them, to pick a few that arise from man, in spite of
    • arise in man to which by the means today called scientific
    • inner reflection. Yet in human life these are burning
    • to these questions: why do some human beings die early, some
    • therefore to immortal man have actually been lost. Only these
    • conceptions remain that are connected with man's transitory
    • nature, man between his birth and his death. I have drawn
    • conditions of human life and assume that absolute conditions
    • for the modern western man to picture. Even today men of the
    • they are told that less than nothing is there. The man of the
    • materialism. For in man also there is a place that is emptier
    • layers of what is emptier than empty. As a whole, man,
    • physical man, is a being who materially fills a certain
    • space; but there is a certain member of man's nature, of the
    • And it is just because man is so organised that his head can
    • the mirror. In the same way man does not experience himself
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    • (Influence of the human will upon the
    • course of economic life.Emancipation of the money-market
    • generally — in the way imagined by many people at the
    • action, any direct human intervention, being able to effect
    • substance. And in the same way many people have the idea in
    • to the exclusion of all intervention from the human will. It
    • of many persons to-day it seems quite foolish to criticise
    • educates in a man something which leads him to look plainly
    • They then, through all sorts of business manipulations,
    • per cent, and in Germany at times as high as 8 per cent; and
    • its social manifestations. It may be all very clever, it may
    • represent a certain natural course in human life, — or
    • out, how many out of a number of persons, who are now 20
    • many will have died. One only needs to take the number large
    • so many persons of 20 years old, only so and so many will be
    • many people will commit suicide within this area. But would
    • falls of necessity to the ground, so these human beings are
    • existence of certain laws does not mean that man's free will
    • different; and not to state anything about Man's free will,
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    • onward-bearing force, should make its way into as many heads
    • to many things, let me say. And here I should like to point
    • by me not once but many times: and that was the question of
    • example; there are many others that might be quoted. And I
    • man, who is in the thick of business-life under a
    • state-system which is not the German one; and in the course
    • experience as a practical businessman, he had arrived at the
    • man,’ and that one is ‘a practical man’
    • Germany during the war; It must be left to the people above,
    • as I was saying, I have not met with many as yet, but when
    • one can learn in the factory as a business-man or a practical
    • actual needs of the time, people should now come and demand,
    • still to-day make such a demand as this; and that they are
    • necessary for mankind to know about the Threefold question.
    • they all reside entirely in the human will. They reside in
    • exactly the same agitation going on as before. As mankind is
    • question to-day is a human question, a question
    • strictly of human worth and human consciousness. And one
    • destruction of everything we possess in the form of human
    • but a question of human beings. And we have to recognise,
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture I: Free Will, Immortality
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    • all the problems related to the soul life of the human being
    • human soul life arbitrarily, but I hope to be able to show how
    • what we are concerned with in human and spiritual history will
    • There must be some reason why humanity finds it so difficult to
    • of the human soul, and which arise out of the deepest needs of
    • the soul. The human soul incessantly tells itself that within
    • the human being is hidden something that exists beyond birth
    • something like free decision at the root of human action, a not
    • approach I have represented for many years now — and also
    • two problems that is humanly satisfying, but it believes it
    • concern to the human being himself, for they are pre-eminently
    • questions of human self-knowledge.
    • many times — that the science of spirit is definitely an
    • humanity has enjoyed as a result of scientific work in recent
    • today, questions that concern human self-knowledge above all,
    • within the human being himself, to what surges to and fro in
    • go on in the human soul, and which are of significance to the
    • dimly in the distance amid many other noises and hardly
    • learned to dance decades before as a very young man. At that
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture II: The Historical Evolution of Humanity
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    • Nature of Anthroposophy. Lecture given at Elberfeld, Germany,
    • Goethe's observation of human beings and of humanity led
    • insight into human life, and yet what he seems to be saying is
    • human history that is important, but rather the feelings and
    • whole of humanity is now embroiled, a number of people
    • by the historical standards that humanity is accustomed to
    • humanity suggested that the European countries would in future
    • that what even this gifted man had learned from his study of
    • over the whole earth demand judgment from us. We must know what
    • that happen in human life. I would like to characterize
    • German historian, Karl Lamprecht, who in 1904 at the invitation
    • his comprehensive judgment about the history of the German
    • German historian, came to about his own German nation. He has
    • course of human evolution. He seeks the motivating forces and
    • University. He said that German history can be divided into
    • of human deeds, of the constitution of the human soul, of the
    • way in which human beings work.
    • German nation at that time arose out of a kind of activity of
    • historical evolution of the German people which happens at
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    • given at Stuttgart, Germany, April 24, 1918)
    • serious investigation of man has always taken as its starting
    • studying the nature of man that the kind of science that
    • the real essence of man, or at least, if it is thought that
    • the senses and bound by the normal operation of the human
    • man is to be found outside the world of the senses. I would
    • the spiritual evolution of humanity who, through tremendous
    • man really is and come to a point where this is possible. This
    • knowledge from a particularly human viewpoint, that is, he was
    • Fichte's demand and the results it had, and this is that Goethe
    • said he managed to lead a sane and wise life because he avoided
    • raises questions that lead man away from his real being. In his
    • of man.
    • where the real being of man is. In fact, at last we become
    • those worlds where the real being of man can be known, or, as
    • possible to find the being of man. We see that because our
    • normally exists in the human being, is a power that is only
    • super-sensible being of man.
    • investigating the super-sensible being of man, we should not
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    • Geistesforschung (Anthroposophie). (The Mystery of the Human
    • is often said today that when man's spiritual life is in a
    • confused, chaotic condition and human souls have lost their
    • the human soul are concerned, the longing for the comprehension
    • of the eternal in the human soul and of the relation of this
    • human beings — in such a way that it comes to meet the
    • understanding of the simplest human heart, and the practical
    • needs of human souls and spirits at the present time, when
    • strength in action, and for faith in mankind and its destiny.
    • But Anthroposophy must take more seriously than do many who
    • cannot comprehend more of the human being than that part of it
    • which belongs to this sense world as the human physical, bodily
    • value, dignity, and being of man are concerned, and that it
    • cannot penetrate the real soul and spirit of man.
    • world. It would be arbitrary to do so because this manner of
    • danger which must be overcome if the eternal in man and in the
    • can observe the life of the human soul without prejudice knows
    • the meaning of the human memory in the whole life of the soul.
    • of our own human soul life.
    • is easy to believe, and many people do believe, that
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    • Historical Evolution of Humanity and the Science of Spirit.
    • Lecture given at Stuttgart, Germany, April 25, 1918)
    • human soul life, than he would have to speak about the presence
    • attempt to conceal the fact that there is a mystery in human
    • disregard the mystery of the human being, either because of
    • necessary to have to speak about a human mystery in
    • the mystery of man, changes its own finer qualities from epoch
    • to epoch in order to make it possible for man to find such a
    • world in which the human being is placed that are of a
    • mystery of man out of the needs of modern times.
    • this for many years now, even in this city. It is particularly
    • mysteries of the human being that really satisfies us deep
    • century, for a solution to the great mysteries of man were
    • the 19th century) that the inmost being of man can be explained
    • was seen as a natural process: the process of human thinking
    • human mystery to what can be known to our ordinary
    • and animals, right up to man. It was thought possible to
    • understand man through having seen how he arose out of the
    • to man, it was thought possible to find material which would
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  • Title: Eurhythmy (Introduction to a performance)
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    • performance of Eurhythmy, given at Dornach, December 12th, 1920.
    • published in German as,
    • performance of Eurhythmy, given at Dornach, December 12th, 1920.
    • published in German as,
    • at a performance of Eurhythmy,
    • attempt to give a performance of Eurhythmy. It is not my
    • purpose to try to explain the content of this performance,
    • Art, having as its instrument Man himself, and its movements
    • man expresses himself in sound have been studied by a kind of
    • Eurhythmy, then, a process as yet within the human
    • introduction to the Eurhythmy, and also saw the performance.
    • feel that these movements proceed from the human constitution
    • movements. They find that the human element in them is being
  • Title: Differentation of Primeval Wisdom into East, Middle, West
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    • Published in German as,
    • Incarnation of Lucifer and Ahriman, and has the title,
    • Published in German as,
    • The Influences of Lucifer and Ahriman,
    • lectures you will have seen how man comes to a kind of
    • inwardly dependent on humanity itself; and we can only gain a
    • regard man as being part of the world — and visualise the
    • interchange, the inter-relation between man and the world.
    • view, which does not extend to man in his real being,
    • humanity in our present age has to come right away. From
    • humanity must abandon this view of things, a view which, as
    • only mention that human beings, with reference to their
    • this:- either humanity will simply succumb to a view of the
    • one possibility. The other is this: That humanity will cease
    • to believe that, simply from being Born as human beings on
    • be able to build up a real evolution of man, such as is
    • humanity will have to traverse this latter path,
    • far enough back in the evolution of the earth, we find man is
    • You know that man was, in
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  • Title: The Real Being of Man
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    • The Real Being of Man
    • Man's Responsibility for World Evolution through His Spiritual
    • published in German as,
    • The Responsibility of Man for World Evolution, and is also known as,
    • Concerning the Real Being of Man.
    • Man's Responsibility for World Evolution through His Spiritual
    • published in German as,
    • The Responsibility of Man for World Evolution, and is also known as,
    • Concerning the Real Being of Man.
    • The Responsibility of Man for World Evolution
    • The Real Being of Man
    • The Balance between Lucifer and Ahriman
    • point of view this connection between man and the entire
    • being of man.
    • man has passed his life on earth in a succession of
    • re-birth. The times which man passes between death and
    • says: that man descends out of the starry worlds to physical
    • Whether man
    • the path of complete human development. Here on Earth between
    • kingdoms of mature, or man himself, or the Hierarchies next
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  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1
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    • and published in German as,
    • mankind today — a spiritual deepening through the new
    • profoundly serious should be this striving for man's
    • in and through the spiritual is spoken of today, for many
    • a man — and it is just as well there should be people
    • contains — a man who agrees with the content of the
    • mean? The man is in theoretical agreement with the lecture.
    • with anything. It means that the man has no feeling for the
    • manifesto may be launched or a book written, but it is
    • bringing spiritual forces into the social life of man because
    • by many socialists) just as in the other case it was that of
    • Constantinople. Since then no catholic man of learning dare
    • talk of the spirit being present in man. They may only say
    • that man consists of body and soul. Ant. so it was all
    • other words the threefold division of man's being into body,
    • established that man consists of body and soul, the soul
    • ordinary man's province to speak of soul and spirit; belongs
    • seriously. Today we may not out of human weakness venture on
    • man today says that he stands in the world as man with the
    • plant kingdom and mineral kingdom as being below physical man
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  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
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    • really genuine spiritual deepening is necessary for mankind
    • understanding for the needs and demands of the present time,
    • is to many people absolutely and utterly
    • a letter from a man who takes an active interest in spiritual
    • illustration and so shall give no name. It says that this man
    • it really is. Here is a man — and it after all a good
    • Theoretically, the man agrees with much of the lecture; but
    • theoretically. This man really hast no perception of the true
    • manipulation or application of the thing. If I sit in Dornach
    • humanity as it is to-day, in a way that is in
    • give their personal opinions to their hearere. But a man who
    • to absorb the content of anything many only mean that one has
    • no fight. Some idealistic academic manifesto may be issued
    • spiritual forces into the social life of humanity, because
    • man has a spirit within him, but only that he has a body and
    • man, of man as body, soul and spirit; for the Council of
    • Constantinople had laid down that man consists of body and
    • they divided man up, into body and soul this was purely
    • dogma. It is a monopoly of theirs! And a man is not within
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  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 2
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    • consciousness which our present humanity should in accordance
    • consciousness attained by evolving humanity.
    • about the consciousness of humanity in the forward evolution
    • of the disclosures of modern history man has imagined the
    • world. Now, for every really thinking man, the question must
    • phantasies. Of course the modern man does not clothe that
    • consciousness, but the modern man encloses it in
    • adapted by humanity in general of the present day is this; to
    • all that we have been considering, during the course of many
    • really human factor in this picture; it simply says something
    • of time when it is impossible for human evolution to advance
    • old Greek had a territorial, or a land consciousness, and man
    • necessary for the general consciousness of humanity at the
    • under which man labours, for example, the illusion that he
    • something else, namely that man can acquire certain inner
    • are comparable to the experiences which a man has in towns
    • while a man is in the world, he travels through space and
    • experiences something which says to him; You, as man, are not
    • him”. But a man who knows how to understand inner
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  • Title: Man and Nature: Intellect in Man and Nature Bereft of the Gods
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    • published in German as,
    • Man's Inner Being and the Earth's Future.
    • Translatod by Rick Mansell
    • published in German as,
    • Man's Inner Being and the Earth's Future.
    • Man and Nature
    • Intellect in Man and Nature Bereft of the Gods
    • only with ideas concerning the natural world, man is making
    • thinking. Man is becoming a kind of automaton in the
    • will be saved to man for all eternity without any action
    • being necessary an his part. By no means is it so. A man may
    • into the realm of the Ahrimanic Powers and passes with them
    • the world of Ahriman and can only find its true path of
    • development when a human being pursues the normal course of
    • mankind. Since the middle of the fifteenth century man has
    • convention to imagine that man's life of soul is
    • that externally man perceives the material world and inwardly
    • existence. This has been the lot of mankind since the middle
    • century man's life of soul has gradually come to the point of
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  • Title: The Physical-Superphysical: Its Realisation Through Art
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    • Munich, Germany. It is lecture number 3 of 9 from the lecture
    • published in German as,
    • at Munich, Germany. It is lecture number 3 of 9 from the lecture
    • published in German as,
    • Goethe coined the words: “The man to whom nature begins
    • what he said by adding: “The man to whom art begins to
    • When human
    • shadow-side of man's life — important as that side
    • following seems to me to be in keeping with a sound human
    • a state of barbarism in man's life of feeling Art itself,
    • realistic world-conception art must exhibit all manner of
    • unreality and into it must play many of the illusions of
    • which in many people has to be first developed — artistic
    • taken into a red room and am face to face with the man who
    • complain that in the very colour of his room the man has been
    • life. On meeting a woman in a red dress we shall feel that
    • she rings untrue if she seems shy; and a woman with curly
    • may be differently perceived by many people. The fact
    • appear as if what is seen here to be a demand of our soul,
    • then resolves itself into another process; whereas the man
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  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • Munich, Germany. It is lecture number 6 of 9 from the lecture
    • published in German as,
    • at Munich, Germany. It is lecture number 6 of 9 from the lecture
    • published in German as,
    • enables a man at any moment to wrest himself away from the
    • spiritual world with knowledge. Nevertheless, many people
    • A man who is
    • the tendency which makes a man think realistically or
    • transformation of what a man reproduces within himself from
    • and memory. The power of seership possessed by a man who
    • is that a man can only penetrate into the spiritual world
    • our contemporaries that the human soul can so strengthen its
    • subconscious. The kernel of the matter is that the man who
    • art as does a man who is not a seer. The seer has these
    • of the rest of man's being is quiescent. Feeling and willing
    • the sea than realization of the way in which the human soul,
    • human personality. That is the reason why everything that is
    • produced by human caprice simply out of a desire to write
    • colour of human flesh, which to sincere students has both
    • which a man becomes aware of another Ego, the Ego of another
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  • Title: Der Grundstein
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    • ¡Alma humana!
    • ¡Alma humana!
    • en el actuar del alma humana.
    • ¡Alma humana!
    • en lo profundo del espíritu humano.
    • resplandeció en las almas humanas;
    • explicó esta aparente contradicción de la siguiente manera:
    • miembros, pues dijo que había una ley asociada a los mantras de
  • Title: The Foundation Stone Meditation
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    • Soul of man!
    • In the cosmic human being.
    • Soul of man!
    • In deeds of the human soul.
    • Soul of man!
    • From founts of human spirit.
    • Let from the depths demand
    • Streamed into human souls;
    • German original and
    • meditation exist in the original German — a verbal and a
    • German, as opposed to the Greek and Latin phrases used here. Marie
    • mantrams of such a cultic nature: The force with which they return is
  • Title: Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
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    • The Riddle of Humanity, given in Dornach on August 7, 1916. It is volume
    • 170 in the collected works originally published in German as
    • The Riddle of Humanity, given in Dornach on August 7, 1916. It
    • is volume 170 in the collected works originally published in German as
    • Human Knowledge and Its Significancefor
    • Man and the Cosmos
    • Many of the things that
    • have to be said on the subject of the connection of man's being with
    • of man? But the fact remains that the birth of the human being from
    • time human beings are living through incarnations in which they can
    • of the being of man. They can manage now without this knowledge but
    • of man is connected with the universe. Let me put it in this way: We
    • to the human being to hold together certain members of his being. In
    • will enable man to hold together certain of the inner principles and
    • civilisation for that age in the future when the human being will have
    • namely, that man's being is essentially twofold. Man is a twofold being
    • of a human being living at the present time is, in essentials, the product
    • We can therefore picture man's progress through incarnation as follows:
    • of man, with the exclusion of those of the head, are transformed during
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  • Title: Anthroposophical Ethics ... St. Francis, Lecture III
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    • of every human soul, on the boundless love that springs from this belief,
    • and on the hope for each human soul that it can find its way back to the
    • of every human soul, on the boundless love that springs from this belief,
    • and on the hope for each human soul that it can find its way back to the
    • This lecture is a translation from the German of the third lecture from
    • lecture we found that moral impulses are fundamental in human
    • human soul, and that really it has only been in the course of
    • evolution, in man's passage from incarnation to incarnation
    • has come into humanity.
    • elementary moral instruction given to man in ancient
    • Mysteries, man's moral nature was shown in a. special way to
    • impossible to express the true attitude of man by saying;
    • the true idea when the human being, standing in the centre of
    • bravery. In this respect human nature may diverge on one side
    • Mysteries the pupils were shown that when a man degenerates
    • to the pupils in respect to all that a man may do. He may
    • two possible extremes into which man may fall. Either he may
    • man being continually able to strike out in two directions
    • the will and the significance of reason and wisdom in human
    • action. If it were fitting for man always to observe the
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  • Title: Teachings of Christ the Resurrected
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    • and was published in German as,
    • this school or in a manner it acknowledges to be similar, the
    • about this Mystery on many occasions in our more intimate
    • human earth evolution.
    • evolutionary streams of human earthly existence: namely, first,
    • that part of the entire evolution of mankind which
    • primeval epochs of the earth evolution of humanity during which
    • the human beings of that time possessed faculties which enabled
    • the most ancient periods of human evolution. It would, of
    • these beings communicated to the human entity by means of the
    • existence to the human being of that time. Secrets of existence
    • were poured out into the human mind of that time and they
    • called forth in man the consciousness that in the region above
    • regions descended in a spiritual manner to the human earth
    • beings and revealed themselves in such a way that the earth man
    • manifestations of divine wisdom, originating in these
    • human beings, during their earth life, would not have been able
    • human beings were of themselves able to know but very
    • unnecessary for humanity of that time but which does contain
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  • Title: Christianity in the Evolutionary Course of Modern Mankind
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    • Christianity in the Evolution of Mankind
    • of Spiritual Economy and was published in German as Das Christentum
    • Printed in Manuscript for the members only of the School of
    • an equivalent manner recognized by the School — the
    • CHRISTIANITY IN THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN MANKIND
    • Mankind
    • a leading place in the earth's human evolution. We have to
    • developed with the humanity of our earth just as it is —
    • Lemurian time, we find among the human beings then incarnated
    • man only in a very, very distant future. But, continuing to
    • tower above the normal man, still they have followed the same
    • path in our earth evolution as the rest of humanity; they
    • humanity, only at a higher stage, there are also in the course
    • of human evolution other individualities, other beings,
    • these beings, in order to intervene in the course of human
    • human bodies as ours. At any time therefore a being may
    • as we can of other human beings, that we trace the soul back in
    • human body. A spiritual being who descends thus into a human
    • body in order to intervene in evolution as a human being,
    • between a leading being who has sprung from human evolution
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  • Title: Eternal Soul of Man in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • This previously unpublished lecture in the German language was provided
    • This previously unpublished lecture in the German language was provided
    • The Immortality of the Human Soul in the Light of Anthroposophy.
    • The Eternal Soul of Man From
    • This unpublished lecture in the German
    • yearnings of the human soul, then there emerges out of today's
    • soul's eternity, of the eternity of the innermost being of man.
    • inner man can be won. One must initially want to succeed in the
    • of consciousness within the human being that are strongly
    • that it is actually possible for the human being to come to
    • however, does not belong to present-day man. Indeed,
    • present-day man says to himself: “Well, when I was a
    • This is indeed the man of today, but here he stops, and then he
    • human being has evolved out of the dull, dreamy soul-state of
    • nothing else the human being can use in relation to his soul
    • clearly to the eternal essence of man. This suggests, however,
    • that man will not develop even this soul force further; he will
    • in man just as the power of memory and the power of perception
    • preferably, we should say out of the depths of the human being
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • and the tasks facing modern humans. The discourses will
    • that points to significant aspects of humanity's evolution,
    • lectures will deal with subjects such as, “Man's
    • of such research of the supersensible for humanity now and in
    • reputation. Many people regard Theosophy as something
    • modern human beings, standing within the European-American
    • a bygone age; they must have their roots where the human soul
    • fallow, they become burning questions weighing on the human
    • the present time, will truly further mankind's progress in
    • recent times. Modern human beings feel that to hate and
    • and it helped to develop love and humanness. However, what is
    • The various epochs of world evolution provide human beings
    • hopes in human hearts, will prove too feeble and ineffective
    • complete understanding is necessary. Human beings must be
    • Such an attitude is positive and humane, and brings people
    • has a greater ennobling effect on the human soul because it
    • knowledge. She recognized that modern human beings are always
    • human being asks these questions. The task of religion has
    • encompass immortality. If we understand the human soul, then
    • obvious as time goes on. Religion does of course answer many
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • Faust, when Faust, representing striving man, enters
    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) was a German poet,
    • point out that as blood invigorates and sustains human life,
    • the devil, being an enemy of the human race, must of
    • from the wound, forms the words: “Oh man,
    • enemy of blood and for that reason demands the signature
    • one naturally wonders how it was possible for primitive man,
    • significance of blood, this special fluid that in human
    • at the significance of blood in human evolution and its role
    • senses, far from being complete in itself, is a manifestation
    • spirit world behind it, just as when looking at a human face
    • axiom, As above, so below, when applied to a human being,
    • Spiritual science has often pointed to the fact that human
    • human beings are facing today are momentous and
    • Demands causing anxiety are continually made, whether in the
    • guise of the woman question, the labor question or the peace
    • general. In humans, and also in the higher animals, blood is
    • the body. Humans and the higher animals must of necessity
    • the lower organism. blood is for the human being as a
    • Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919) was a German biologist who
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • retinue, answers the question, What is best for man? by saying:
    • “The best for man is not to be born, and if born the
    • Friedrich Nietzche(1844–1900) was a German philosopher,
    • brought together, one of which the greater part of humanity
    • human beings and the higher creatures are concerned — a
    • perfect phase in human life. This viewpoint is rather remote
    • higher development go together. Furthermore, humanity has
    • portrays more sublimely than the tragedy the greatest human
    • large part of humanity as the greatest in history. The event
    • magnitude, the profoundest hope takes root in human hearts.
    • strength. This indicates a consolatory feeling in the human
    • human life more carefully, we find phenomena that indicate
    • one of whom sees an event or a human being as tragic, the
    • deeper aspects of human nature, it is to be hoped that an
    • we must think of the human being as consisting not only of a
    • human being we see emerging within his physical, ether and
    • spiritual science know that the “I” of a human
    • or Manas; Life Spirit or Buddhi; and Spirit Man or Atma, an
    • spiritual investigator sees the human being as a fourfold
    • that, as a human being comes before us in the physical world,
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IV: The Origin of Evil
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    • animals. Evil is confined to the human kingdom. But modern
    • natural science tries to derive knowledge of human beings
    • human characteristics in order to discover the origin of
    • evil. One must above all recognize that humanity constitutes
    • primordial human wisdom that penetrates beneath the surface
    • connection between human beings' essential nature and evil?
    • legend of Ormuzd and Ahriman emphasizes this view more
    • human beings, and indeed into that of the whole cosmos. To
    • comprehension of evil. We must look at how human beings
    • The whole of humanity will reach this stage, but only after
    • Greek philosophers have compared the human soul to the bee
    • offers honey to the human soul, to carry it up to higher
    • worlds. The task of the human soul is to spiritualize sense
    • planetary existence will arise, and humanity will be gods on
    • that planet. The human bodily nature, forsaken by the spirit,
    • will constitute a lower kingdom. Human nature is already
    • through earlier ones. Human beings will be gods on the next
    • planet, just as the beings that now lead us were human beings
    • creators and leaders of human evolution, were once at the
    • human beings will have advanced to be leaders and guides.
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • everyone. Knowledge of human nature and problems of education
    • of human beings. That aspect of their being that is grasped
    • evolved out of the ether body. Human being's have this member
    • slumber in every human being, there is nothing fantastic
    • the physical and ether bodies and surrounds humans like a
    • with the whole earth; in like manner is the astral body
    • to say “I,” makes the human being the crown of
    • individual human soul. That is why in Hebrew esoteric schools
    • The human
    • animal kingdom. The “I” humans have in common
    • man's nature.”
    • a person, we must always consider each human being
    • already in the embryo. However, humans are not isolated
    • is a violation of laws according to which human beings
    • The human ether
    • encompasses a great many things. It is a time when all the
    • remarked that human beings
    • nothing is achieved by admonition; commands and prohibitions
    • the nature of human beings and confirmed by the results of
    • what a lively and interested manner such a child plays,
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture V: Illness and Death
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    • sphere of morality and is connected with human behavior, can
    • human beings, strives towards a specific target, a summit for
    • book Eduard von Hartmann concerns himself with the riddle of
    • evolved being, man, we find that after one or two generations
    • easy manner; it cannot treat every subject alike. Today's
    • humans and animals. In fact, if today's lecture is to be
    • humans. Few of the things said today will apply to either the
    • characteristic. In the main we shall speak only of human
    • understanding of illness and death in relation to human
    • “I” makes human beings the crown of creation, for
    • the physical human being proper consists of bones and
    • In contemplating the human organism from the
    • work together within human beings right down into the
    • understand their significance when we investigate how human
    • human embryo being enveloped by the maternal body up to the
    • begins to influence the human organism. Then at the age of
    • physically at birth. The human being is truly born a second
    • human ether body. At about the seventh year they are pushed
    • Those with deeper insight into human development recognize
    • of seven the human being displays a number of inherited
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • our mind's eye mankind's whole evolution. Only then can we
    • education on the basis of human nature and a person's
    • development is reached does the human being begin a life that
    • repeats earlier human evolutionary epochs.
    • describes the stages through which a human being evolves from
    • up to the twelfth year, corresponds to the time of the Roman
    • human reaches the present.
    • include the whole of a human being's evolutionary descent. A
    • were far below what human beings are today. Yet in no way did
    • science points back to a time when human beings inhabited
    • compared with modern human beings the Atlantean's soul and
    • reasoning did not exist. But they beheld many aspects of the
    • The human being
    • the Romans with Mercury.
    • great teachers was self-evident to the human soul. It is bad;
    • how the human being ought to develop, but with the reality of
    • makes different demands, it is useless to lay down general
    • principles, but for what he or she is as a human being.
    • human being will no longer be able to receive later in life
    • make paintings of them; then happy human beings for whom life
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • descriptions are thought of as the reality. Megalomania,
    • persecution-mania, religious-mania are spoken of, but these
    • of German lyric poets. His images were usually derived from
    • illness is deeply rooted in human nature where it must be
    • ideas in this realm. Many illnesses that in fact belong in
    • itself in human nature? To answer this question we must turn
    • physical body, and in the hours that follow, while the human
    • When the incarnation that will follow draws near, the human
    • continue its purification. The more often a human being
    • in human beings the following physical components that
    • crystal could also build the human body, though it would be
    • blood circulation. The individuality of a human being must
    • human being can become what is called “demented”
    • remind ourselves that human beings go through a threefold
    • as human rabble is our concern, and as human beings are
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IX: Wisdom and Health
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    • fostered in circles where it was recognized that human beings
    • healthy spirit that united itself with mankind's soul to
    • human soul away from narrow attitudes and egoistical aims; it
    • to lead human beings away from the personal; people demand
    • science must become a personal quest. The striving human
    • the expression of the soul and spirit in human beings, when
    • the spirit. Spiritual knowledge must penetrate a human's
    • phenomenon. Actually, the fact that it was seen by many
    • many people is a sure proof that it was not a spiritual
    • manifestation. And indeed an explanation was soon
    • spiritual manifestations are to be found in the objects and
    • believes we must just wait for some nebulous manifestation of
    • required of human beings. The soul must become active, as the
    • acting from outside has become individualized in humans.
    • Every human being has his own
    • human beings pay is loss of certainty. Uncertainty is
    • characteristic of human knowledge and scientific pursuit.
    • Human beings are obliged to grope their way; they must
    • recast within human beings, must become color-filled,
    • the human soul and changes it; in that instant the human
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Stages in Man's Development in the Light of
    • has resounded to mankind down the ages like a summons to
    • ourselves that at death the human being leaves behind only
    • sleep is that the human being asleep possesses a physical and
    • before the human soul with lightning speed a mighty memory
    • body its human form.
    • that human beings undergo after death.
    • The human being
    • former lives. He has as it were added many pages to the
    • when it is essential that the evolving human being can look
    • principle of education demands that the educator should now,
    • part of the ether body. If the human being is to develop a
    • human being attain a personal relationship to the world;
    • relationships are more universally human, whereas now
    • essential to human beings. A person's development will take
    • thirty-fifth year a human being reaches the middle of life.
    • results in a certain firmness. What a human being absorbs in
    • human then ceases to grow; a person solidifies, fat begins to
    • Human beings
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • centuries of German culture. Some say that it is impossible
    • for the inner moral purification of the human soul. The
    • transformations represented symbolically how inner human
    • possible to transform base vices into the gold of human
    • the obvious fact that a human being should be moral and
    • who in his later years was an ordinary normal clergyman, was
    • by many others proffering all kinds of information about
    • faculties slumbering in every human soul are awakened. These
    • the human being; he is the instrument, the tool through which
    • and what she won't reveal to human mind or sight
    • The human spirit is certainly capable of penetrating nature's
    • people. However, to the extent that modern humanity is able,
    • scientific movement is a path that guides human beings to the
    • human beings ever lived or live, once they reach the highest
    • overlooked, that is, the immense differences in human nature.
    • human nature was different from what it was to become a few
    • seen, initiation is based upon awakening in human beings
    • method was the so-called Christian-Gnostic path. The human
    • millennia the great masters of wisdom who guide mankind's
    • Christian path, but it enables the striving human being to
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XII: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • Richard Wagner (1813–1883) was a major German opera composer.
    • unjustified. The reality is that in the human soul, precisely
    • many deluding images that come to block his path and slow his
    • Unlike many
    • what he, Richard Wagner, offered to mankind should have
    • mission in mankind's evolution. He felt that he was one of
    • same Truth about mankind's origin and evolution as that
    • Egypt, India or Persia, or to our own Germanic origin,
    • performances. We can conjure up before our mind's eye the
    • these things. The performances were dramatic musical
    • the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, and that of humans.
    • kind of resurrection within the human soul.
    • that the divine element attains consciousness in the human
    • soul, and, as it were, looks out through human eyes observing
    • all beings, and resurrect within human beings. Filled with
    • in the following significant words: “When man's whole
    • were to a far distant past when human beings were not so
    • had existed. And the thought came to him that man, in order
    • itself. Only in this way could man become a free being, but
    • that human beings could become more and more conscious. He
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • name Nathan; going further they find many more names that
    • lives in the deepest recess of the human soul godlike. Human
    • them and human beings are themselves spiritual. Furthermore,
    • expressed by saying: Do not ever stand still. Human beings
    • only have human beings developed to their present stage from
    • rather with the fact that the human soul can climb upwards
    • from stage to stage. In striving for perfection, a human
    • achieving something we could not manage before. If we remain
    • development of the human soul and spirit is of universal
    • the noble human form, it does not justify the assumption that
    • developed human being and the highest developed ape, than
    • observation, however, led natural science to regard human
    • spiritual development say: Granted that man, in regard to his
    • true that a human being who has reached a certain stage in spiritual
    • development is further from the lowest developed human being,
    • animal form and continues up to that of man. Spiritual
    • perfect structure of the human organism. A person's physical
    • the highly advanced human being, the initiate, and the person
    • inherent in every human soul. The difference between the
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  • Title: An Impulse for the Future
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    • but only notes made by various attendees. For the manuscript version
    • Reebstein-Lehmann were available. For the new printing in 1984 additions
    • but only notes made by various attendees. For the manuscript version
    • Reebstein-Lehmann were available. For the new printing in 1984 additions
    • of translating a very difficult German document. It is with the kind
    • from the German by Frank Thomas Smith
    • manuscript version published by Marie Steiner in 1947 only
    • stenographic notes by Bertha Reebstein-Lehmann were available. For
    • belong many things said in intimate circles at certain decisive
    • Even when gaps are apparent and many finer nuances are absent,
    • humanity to independence, in which the newly awoken I-force was to
    • pour in, demanded first the transition through abstract
    • individual striving raising it to the human I. Rudolf Steiner tried,
    • objective of which is to raise human development to a higher stage.
    • a human will which has become free of selfishness. He repeated these
    • and impressive manner. This is perhaps the reason for the first part
    • spiritual world. It was a call delivered to humanity – followed
    • This call was already sent to humanity once, unfortunately it found
    • sincere and honest? In many cases we will find the answer is: Yes,
    • is generally demanded when such a representation of ideals is brought
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    • We lose the human being from our field of vision if we do not fix the eye
    • of the soul upon his entire nature in all its life-manifestations. We
    • should not speak of man's knowledge, but of the complete man manifesting
    • himself in the act of cognition. In cognition, man uses as an instrument
    • rhythmic life of feeling than does the man of the present age. The Oriental
    • thought moved through the entire being of man. He experienced how the
    • into man, and how man thus becomes a living soul. The man of the present
    • experienced, not in connection with the breath in the single human being,
    • but in the environing world of spirit. The Eastern man once experienced the
    • The Western man stands at the beginning of his experience, and is on the
    • way to find himself in the world. If the Western man should wish to become
    • Western man must do, he would have led his dream-like thinking into
    • The Eastern man had the spiritual experience as religion, art, and science
    • state of a true human being. This was religion. But in the sacrificial
    • ceremony and the sacrificial place there was manifest to him also beauty,
    • manifestations of the Spirit there flowed science.
    • of the spirit and inspired piety in the artistically inspired man. There
    • independent mistress of its own field in man's soul. Thus did the spiritual
    • life of the West come to existence. A complete human being like Goethe
    • striving in beauty toward artistic revelation. If the Western man beholds
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    • Human Soul in Relation to World Evolution,
    • published in German as,
    • Human Soul in Relation to World Evolution,
    • published in German as,
    • face="Times New Roman, serif" size="7"
    • anthroposophical facts closely connected with the human
    • is, at first, unknown to the ordinary human consciousness.
    • that I am telling you now, applies to the present-day human
    • being; that is, to man and the way in which he has developed
    • humanity — from the 15th century onwards. Yet we must ask
    • human evolution, unless we bear in mind the development
    • of humanity, and the fact that its soul-life has passed through
    • many stages.
    • we reflect upon the soul-life of modern man, we find that the
    • human being belonging to our so-called civilised world must
    • Nowadays we frequently look back into earlier epochs of human
    • East, when it was not necessary for man to have the education
    • encourage thought-efforts, they did not induce man to form
    • rightly so, as one of the first who stimulated man to form
    • Orient, simply because in Europe man had to develop a
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  • Title: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • published in German as,
    • published in German as,
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    • upon the earth something occurred which divided mankind into
    • transformed into Manas, Buddhi and Atma, or into Spirit Self,
    • Life-Spirit and Spirit-Man. Jesus of Nazareth was a Chela of
    • mankind. Before the earth became Earth, it was the old Moon,
    • Fire-Spirits had the same rank which human beings now have upon
    • individualities passed through the human stage upon the Sun
    • human conditions. Also upon the Moon a host of Beings passed
    • through the stage of humanity, and they came down to the Earth
    • reached a higher stage than that of man upon the Earth. In
    • upon the Earth the human being became MAN. The Lunar Pitris are
    • Beings one degree higher than man, and above them stand the
    • Australia. There, man took on his present form through the fact
    • animals and less developed than present-day man. These
    • human souls entered the physical human bodies, and then
    • began to shape the Subsequent form of the human body. In the
    • past, the human soul was an integral part of higher Spiritual
    • Beings. The physical shells of human bodies were upon the
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  • Title: Year's Course as a Symbol for the Great Cosmic Year
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    • published in German as,
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse,
    • published in German as,
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    • dear friends, many secrets of the spiritual world must first be
    • man's muscles and the blood; we can only see the earth's
    • which correspond to the muscles, the blood, etc. of man. The
    • govern human consciousness. When we speak of the consciousness
    • human beings we do not notice that there is a certain
    • consciousness. It is the same with us human beings. But we do
    • cosmos in the form of thought. Whereas we human beings walk
    • our path or of many other things in our surroundings
    • when all human thinking developed under the influence of the
    • the course of human evolution we shall have to pass through the
    • through the fact that the human being only uses his physical
    • during the epoch of human development when the astral body
    • humanity on earth celebrated a new year, a great cosmic new
    • consciousness of our body, our limited human consciousness,
    • the human being saw and perceived an extensive
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  • Title: Spiritual Relations in the Configuration of the Human Organism: Lecture I
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    • When we consider man from
    • organism and the ego. From the way that man goes into the sleeping state
    • does it mean: man sees the surrounding world? If, for once, we look
    • on him. But if we have the whole human being in mind, we must ask: on
    • organism of man.
    • that man has a kidney system, — I design it here schematically
    • physical organism of man and has in itself parts that are solid. You
    • know, I have told you quite often: man does not have so extraordinarily
    • (the watery) is in man, if you had the picture that within the living
    • human organism, one might find water, as it runs in a brook (see diagram,
    • human organism we have a living liquid. Not only the plasma-liquid is
    • living, all that is liquid in the human body is living. And in this
    • organism of man (blue) fills out the eye, which is the optic nerve of
    • in the human astral body (red). And this (yellow) is what arises through
    • together on one side in the human eye and also in the human optic nerve,
    • body — the physical born from the mineral parts of human nature
    • and the etheric body on the liquid parts of the human body.
    • for the act of seeing, continuously occurs in the human organism. Continuously
    • in the human organism the etheric body — I would like to say —
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    • how everything which can be comprehended about man can serve as a basis
    • about man himself in his constitution. I would like to do this today
    • Let us look at man simply,
    • this time. Man needs nourishment to sustain himself. He has to take
    • animal, plant, and also partly from the mineral kingdom. But what man
    • they can satisfy and become human, so to say, inside our organism.
    • outer surrounding, from the animal kingdom. But by eating it man drives
    • We cannot tolerate in our human organism a continuation of that kind
    • etheric. The heart would not yet make us into an earthly human being
    • so that we can be earthly human beings, has to be inserted into the
    • has something to do with it. This is mediated by the human kidney system,
    • human being are always formed in a way that the kidney radiates forth
    • Here you have what man
    • the astral body of the human organism. These processes, as I have described
    • off from the human race, they still have it, but it is deformed and
    • the human organization. Man, in fact, has to take up nothing living,
    • whole normal organization of man. Imagine, how all this has to be in
    • this way in a summary on what is going on in the human organism and
    • the human being, physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego are
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  • Title: Spiritual Relations in the Configuration of the Human Organism: Lecture III
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    • say that we as mankind, especially as civilized European mankind, enter
    • be instructive to look back and see how — mainly in human affairs
    • we as mankind shall now emerge.
    • we did not look to the physical human body. One did not think of that
    • in the manner that one still speaks today of illness, but will speak
    • takes hold of man. One saw something like a struggle between life and
    • body of man. One did not pay attention to the physical body; instead
    • assume now, that a human being had become ill of something we would
    • man has already had a pre-earthly existence; through the survey, so
    • relation his human organization had to the spot on earth on which he
    • cosmos to the outer heavenly cosmos. Heaven is that which had been man's
    • person has too many effects of the earth in himself — because
    • If this is a man (diagram 2, red), then this will be his ether body.
    • picture of the human ether body. One did not only see the physical human
    • body in those old times, but one saw the physical human body luminous,
    • one saw the ether body. Man was a being of light, and as one judges
    • On what did one base one's knowledge of the human being in those times?
    • On the light, on that which was Light in man. One has to take it quite
    • saw what was living in man as Light.
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • human and world existence, and we shall certainly not be able
    • in human actions” and “human freedom in these two
    • contrary, human beings can intervene in the course of evolution
    • that human beings cannot do other than submit passively to a
    • Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804, German philosopher of the
    • happens in the world, including human action, is subject
    • to rigid necessity, as one can prove that human beings are free
    • questions to be outside the realm of human knowledge, to be
    • questions that lie beyond the limits of human knowledge,
    • whether human beings are bound by necessity or are free. It
    • thing possible that human beings can prove something and also
    • normal human comprehension, in ordinary human logic. We
    • meet with this limitation of human logic in regard to
    • other things too. It always appears when human beings want to
    • soon as human beings want to approach infinity with their
    • just as many numbers on the right as on the left.
    • the right. Obviously I have just as many numbers on the right
    • right there are half as many numbers as on the left as it is
    • true that there are exactly as many numbers on the right
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture II: The Legend of the Prague Clock
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • aka: Lucifer and Ahriman in Human Freedom)
    • aspects: world processes and human action. I began by
    • of this mystery that is both cosmic and human, and today we
    • also examine all the implications for human knowledge itself,
    • we call the ahrimanic and luciferic forces in world events and
    • in what approaches the human being in his actions and his whole
    • Ahriman and Lucifer could also be seen in events of the world,
    • fact, it is a great work of art created by a very talented man.
    • in an affair of this sort ahrimanic and luciferic forces
    • Prague town hall was made beautifully by a simple man who
    • the clock again. And then, with skillful manipulation, he
    • soon as Lucifer appeared, he was joined by Ahriman, for the
    • clock-maker's ruining of the clock was an ahrimanic deed. The
    • case — he is countered by Ahriman. It is not only in the
    • for Ahriman and Lucifer, we also see it in another aspect,
    • clockmaker, too, wanted to include ahrimanic and
    • figures was a man holding a money-bag containing money he could
    • jingle, and the other figure represented a man holding a mirror
    • ahrimanic person — and the luciferic person who wants
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture III: Three Teachers with Different Attitudes
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • hypothetical case. Where the deepest riddles of human
    • impossible to manage if you cannot anticipate a single
    • than human beings are actually supposed to have acted in this
    • Many years passed. By chance a very unusual event followed. The
    • his future work, acted in an ahrimanic way. It was an ahrimanic
    • But that is human wisdom being placed above divine wisdom.
    • consider the phenomena that Lucifer and Ahriman carry over from
    • of world processes and human action, we must not fail to
    • the sake of simplicity let us take a man driving himself in a
    • behind it and a man sitting in it holding the reins. We look at
    • 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
    • that is not so; that the man sitting up there driving himself
    • saying the man is going where the horse takes him. However, if
    • people meet. We now proceed in the proper scientific manner.
    • particularly in the case of phenomena involving human beings.
    • spirit, we cannot find the causes of human actions at all,
    • if we look more closely at the way human action is interwoven
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture IV: The Roman World and the Teutonic Tribes
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • aka: Angels, Man and Animals in the Light of
    • trying, as it were, in the twinkling of an eye to cover as many
    • this kind require that we realize how complicated many of the
    • of the Middle Ages the Roman world and what is now Central
    • made those Romans feel compelled to carry out their campaigns
    • different if, at that time, the world of the ancient Roman
    • overly mature people, such as the Romans were, and a
    • are connected in the world. Imagine a Roman or a Teuton
    • physical plane. We must be in no doubt that looking at human
    • essentials, let us return to considering the human being as
    • should play a great part in human life, the domain of
    • take place. If we could manage to remove from the human soul
    • by choice. And it is the same with the human being,” says
    • punishment.” Now a great many theories have been
    • for there it is emphasized that human beings
    • German poet, playwright, and critic.
    • a Middle High German epic of about 1200, telling of the
    • Parsifal, a hero of mythology and various epics and romances,
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • science, the structure of the human being that we have
    • become so well acquainted with. We consider man as a synthesis
    • is in the physical world, to the part of the human being that
    • little observed externally that human beings cannot even name
    • about the I? Philosophers often say, “Human beings
    • Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788–1860, German philosopher.
    • the greater part of humanity only for the past few centuries,
    • same way as they do today. Humanity evolves, and the way human
    • find many more people than we do now who not only knew of the
    • addition to perceiving the aura of human beings, people then
    • from — even that can in many cases no longer be done
    • because modern mankind has to evolve to freedom, which can only
    • Just as human beings have lost the ability to see these auras,
    • fact that painters believe they can no longer manage
    • essential difference is that in fairly recent times human
    • humanity. Then even more will have been taken away from both
    • the outer aspect of the physical plane and from man's inner
    • only in the first third of it. But mankind is steering toward
    • will be grey in grey and human beings will be conscious of the
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  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • death into the world of spirit, man can therefore receive
    • early twentieth century. It is now essential that mankind
    • these days mankind is proud of being practical: where,
    • human beings in their earliest years; one must indeed develop
    • sound to many today) by allowing oneself to enter into the
    • with the dead will readily notice that many thoughts (for it
    • the dead are not understood by them. Many thoughts that men
    • concrete. It must again become an aim of mankind to think
    • how many people think concretely when, let us say, they read
    • is based on the customary use of the german words
    • the manuscript I write “when one sees something from
    • Geist in the German language. In Latin it has a
    • of an inspired (begeistert) man you then arrive at a
    • means of many-sided conditions of the conceptions in
    • think, if from one side only it is mentioned that the human
    • — spirit-self, life spirit, spirit man. It can only
    • “Look at the course of human life: from birth to the
    • With that people are told: “Observe the concrete man
    • twenties you look at a man with his special characteristics,
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    • play an enormous part in human social life. What is at work
    • spring from subconscious sources in human relationships to
    • and farther afield making enormous demands of the people.
    • What emerges today are primarily chaotic demands. In place of
    • mankind fell into the present catastrophe and this
    • of people on earth, really out of knowledge of human nature,
    • man's life as language. Now just think what part, on the
    • throughout the world. Consider how manifold are the varied
    • evolution to come in the post-Atlantean period of human
    • imaginative conception, Imagination. It is mankind's special
    • the individual man who is being considered. It is a matter of
    • the esoteric development of the individual man. What I am now
    • Representative of mankind between the luciferic as the one
    • pole and the ahrimanic as the other. And many people will
    • right and living in the right way in the human heart to
    • through Inspiration to rule earthly life, not in a human
    • arbitrary manner, but in the sense of a great spiritual
    • Inspiration experienced by the folk genius that Ahriman will
    • been enchained. Otherwise an ahrimanic being would be
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • Goetheanism as an Impulse for Transformation ... Human Science and
    • originally published in German as,
    • To many people this has appeared as the most shattering feature of the
    • For one could wish that many more inside the Anthroposophical
    • of the world. Within our own ranks today far too many are to be found
    • pulsing throughout mankind.
    • very one-sidedly. But it comes from a man — and this can be seen
    • increased by the world war. What corresponds to the German races who
    • opinion that the only salvation for mankind lies in turning to a supreme
    • ideas which have driven mankind to the present fearful destiny. My dear
    • ideas. Were you to ask a law abiding upholder of the Roman Catholic
    • in the right way to Roman Catholicism they would at once became happy.
    • years in which to practise their Roman Catholicism and yet have fallen
    • is the need for a fresh impulse. This is only one example among many.
    • writings of many Catholic theologians, compared with the writings of
    • grips with them — like the famous Chinaman who wanting to turn round
    • History of Idealism by Otto Willmann, a thorough going Catholic
    • of the difference between man and animal. I think you will agree that
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture II: St. John of the Cross
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    • originally published in German as,
    • are concerned, to look back on many things connected in former times
    • world, making it necessary at present for man to take a new standpoint
    • and with the rest of mankind. Yesterday we pointed out how much must
    • here and there into the spiritual life of mankind. You must really be
    • away the many hindrances to which the adherent of such a spiritual revolution
    • activity. And so we wish today to enlarge in many ways upon what was
    • how man, just by standing on the ground of Spiritual Science, can be
    • I said that on certain points, compared with many of the statements
    • actual lack of significance in the light of the greater demands of the
    • wishes to join in with the world current accounts for many kinds of
    • appreciated, far too little heeded by men—in this chaos many different
    • objections made, for example, in the articles by the Jesuit, Zimmermann,
    • of overcoming this commonplace Pantheism, so dominant in many places
    • Catholic churd—that the divine is living in man's soul, that the
    • soul of man is itself a drop in the ocean of this divine. Such and similar
    • and to be condemned. Now faced with this a reasonable man might say:
    • a man, a Jesuit, who has either been made apathetic where his own reflections
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture III: Clairvoyant Vision Looks at Mineral, Plant, Animal, Man
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    • Goetheanism as an Impulse for Transformation ... Human Science and
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    • Clairvoyant Vision Looks at Mineral, Plant, Animal, Man
    • of yesterday you will have seen how easily the whole course of human
    • from many sides today to the detriment of present knowledge as well
    • as of the present social striving of mankind. (see Z-7.) Today we will
    • view holding good at present. Now I have told you that man can come
    • of mankind. If we wish to be successful in this, we must earnestly keep
    • before our souls the following—that as man is placed in the world
    • outer manifestation of his own essential being and enters into actual
    • relationship with merely the outer manifestation of his fellowmen. Life
    • takes on a different form for the different epochs of mankind's evolution,
    • not change in a flash, one might say on into the present time, man is
    • of the earth. So that up to Atlantean times man was really only what
    • he had been in his different forms as man on Saturn, Sun and Moon. In
    • actually to become as man of the earth; then he continues on, and now
    • in the time since the fifteenth century, that man stands within his
    • foresee—will be shattering to mankind, are the expression of how
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
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    • Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
    • what hinders modern man from coming to recognition of the spiritual
    • borne in mind that man's ordinary sound intelligence, as I have often
    • sound human intelligence; when rightly directed, is sufficient for the
    • these things with sound human intelligence, man has himself the possibility
    • spiritual world, to learn to understand it with sound human intelligence
    • far man can become ripe to look into the spiritual world himself is
    • the things of the spiritual world simply through his sound human intelligence,
    • arises above all about this is why so many people today avoid making
    • their sound human intelligence active so that it may understand, or
    • is still right, what actually happens when a man seeks to enter the
    • so happen that the man says to himself: What! Sound human Intelligence?—that
    • far less liking today for sound human understanding than people imagine,
    • and they would like to get round this need for sound human understanding
    • all manner of brooding and things of that kind, which they call meditation.
    • the help of sound human intelligence is indeed very common. Those initiated
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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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    • here, will bring with it an essential increase in man's understanding
    • we have surveyed this most important of all events for mankind. Today
    • the world and in mankind up to the present. Whereas human observation
    • Golgotha as a reality at the very time when every other method of mankind,
    • all other paths of mankind, will be found to lead to nothing when trying
    • (see The Spiritual Guidance of Mankind)
    • One who ever trod the earth was put to death through the guilt of man.
    • We can gaze upon this human guilt and regard it in the way human guilt,
    • such great human guilt, is regarded. This is the one side of the matter.
    • human guilt was necessary for the greatest blessing to enter the evolution
    • in human understanding. This is why people do not arrive at any living
    • this understanding. And because of this a man comes to a living understanding
    • of time, in a little mentioned province of the world-wide Roman Empire,
    • the man Jesus was born, lived thirty years in the way we have often
    • in the whole Roman Empire. Throughout the centuries this event worked
    • idea that for human perception the divine-spiritual is in some way to
    • man arises out of the becoming and the weaving of the phenomena of nature,
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 6: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation
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    • Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation
    • day she was deep in many great ideas about our world-outlook—those
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, has not been entirely imparted to mankind either
    • and more of the content of the Christ impulse will be imparted to mankind;
    • that the human race has really developed, really changed, in the course
    • of man was more spiritual than it is today. And it was this bodily nature
    • of man that allowed the visions to arise which in a certain way revealed
    • atavistic clairvoyance, became gradually lost to mankind. And just at
    • of the spiritual had sunk to its lowest degree in man's bodily nature.
    • body we have to count on our body as an instrument. Man would simply
    • Christ impulse. Man would have been too weak to make any progress by
    • into a knowledge that is nevertheless necessary for man's good, for
    • of the human organism, the human being, a constitution no longer existing.
    • stages, depended upon a man becoming a different person through the
    • experiences of soul, the man's nature really became so transformed that
    • a man could really perceive in the spiritual. The great experience undergone
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  • Title: Regarding Higher Worlds
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    • throughout Austria and Germany in the years 1908–1909.
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    • throughout Austria and Germany in the years 1908–1909. Nine of the
    • Whoever has worked for many years within these circles, or are
    • anthroposophic occult science of man, and they will remember
    • substance of their world just as we, humans, self conscious
    • possess a continuously changing form, a shape which in many of
    • soul body. Then you can see how a human being, who lives with
    • these human astral bodies cannot appear in absolute definite
    • themselves in a distinct manner through the astral body. If
    • group souls of animals. The human being, as he approaches us
    • superficially, will be amazed how many have what we note as
    • mankind who worked artistically, had a clairvoyant
    • qualities underfoot which are in the being's form. Human beings
    • Likewise the human body may be considered — how the etheric and
    • clairvoyant is situated where physical man finds himself, how
    • extent. This is already a higher degree of human development
    • This participation of the human being in the development of the
    • human being exists in a certain place. He hears all kinds of
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  • Title: Goethe's Relationship to his 'Faust'
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    • Das Faust Problem. Die Romantische und die Klassiche Walpurgisnacht.
    • throughout Austria, Germany and Switzerland in the years 1916–1919.
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    • Das Faust Problem. Die Romantische und die Klassiche Walpurgisnacht..
    • throughout Austria, Germany and Switzerland in the years 1916–1919.
    • manner and way, his attitude to knowledge and questions about
    • expressing the connection between humanity and the almighty
    • occult connection with the threefold human being of body soul
    • find the connection between humanity and the entire world.
    • something acquired in this manner from spiritual knowledge, was
    • as the connection of humanity with the entire world, the
    • laws of nature and of humanity. No, in fact Goethe didn't
    • so far as the result of this knowledge would empower the human
    • soul, in order that each human being's striving in his
    • that which you entreat as knowledge to the human soul, can only
    • universe he may perceive the manifestation of reality, and thus
    • in the hidden depths of the human being, in the subsoil of the
    • human soul as the case may be. Approaching the great All, we
    • striving human being's soul during earthly life is what Goethe
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  • Title: What is Self-knowledge?
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    • throught Austria and Germany in the years 1908–1909.
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    • throught Austria and Germany in the years 1908–1909. Eight of the
    • self-knowledge of mankind, a self-knowledge which leads to the
    • inner soul forces. The “Know Thyself” ancient human
    • most varied stages of human development. We will commence with
    • earlier rather than leading towards it. Goethe, with many
    • means something which the human being represents basically as
    • the complexity of human nature when we remember what we all
    • know: with anthroposophic insight we have human members in the
    • the Self, with all these members linked to human nature, we
    • human nature — according to the present relationships
    • sleeping human being of which we can now say: the sleeping
    • human being's physical and ether bodies are loosened from the
    • know at the same time that it is normal in the present human
    • cycle, that the human “I” can only become self
    • bodies. There we have today's normal human self consciousness
    • describe the question thus: How does the human being, how do
    • question: On what does the human being usually depend? —
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  • Title: The Building at Dornach (Bn/GA 289): Lecture I: The Goetheanum
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    • if brought to the consciousness of our contemporaries in the right manner,
    • of mankind. The life of modern humanity has become simply intellectual;
    • it has become so because for centuries modern humanity has hardly received
    • of note in human culture there have always been two streams flowing
    • the historical development of mankind. One of these, which has achieved
    • tenets connected with this was the command: “Thou shalt not make
    • the one stream of human development. And this still holds good up to
    • Many schools of thought
    • and of philosophy, many different sciences and popular conceptions of
    • of life in course of formation. modern humanity has not much living
    • humanity. This disadvantage itself is the sign of decadence of recent
    • of humanity there is something of the Jehovah-striving of the Old Testament,
    • as such, has not fully entered the hearts of modern humanity. And so
    • humanity as a whole, has in a one-sided way grown up round our social
    • life. But man as man, 0r man as a community, can never be understood
    • What man is, that in him
    • the real nature of man than does modern science, which does not even
    • possess the means of giving man an explanation as to himself. People
    • are afraid of the inpouring of the spiritual, which can only manifest
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  • Title: The Building at Dornach (Bn/GA 289): Lecture II: Bau Lecture II
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    • in itself which has to be introduced into the present evolution of humanity;
    • humanity. The outward forms point to this something that is new in the
    • in an artistic manner out of its own nature that when the most complicated
    • has to appear again in its most simple manifestations
    • merely intellectually, then it is easy to believe that humanity is the
    • a human organ — say the eye — we find that the human eye
    • In man these organs have
    • apparently entirely disappeared and the human eye has returned to a
    • what is seen outwardly, that is actually to in nature. Man has no appendix
    • dotted line, so the human eye in its simplicity, in its physical; simplicity
    • of forms demands, we grow into the creative principle of nature herself.
    • future of mankind. The old world beliefs were developed from imaginations.
    • images man sought to understand the forces which work in human life.
    • that in the beginning the sectarian feelings of a great many people
    • the task-of humanity is really something quite different from a mystical
    • see how when man comes to this perfection he comes outwardly to the
    • and creative Art other harmonies now manifest themselves that have not
    • group of the Representative of Humanity with Ahriman and Lucifer in
    • of the sculptural group showing the Representative of Humanity, Lucifer
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    • we see the growing man in embryo in the little child, so can we see
    • colour, as a rule, establishes only a relationship between man and colour
    • out into the space in which the colour is manifesting, to follow the
    • the spirit, out of itself creating form. The psychic finds its manifestation,
    • the human soul as force of inspiration through the whole artistic structure
    • ego-being of man was not grasped. In the universal spiritual evolution
    • of humanity no image of the ego had been evolved. For, when man said
    • produces in the seeking man. You see it brought to expression especially
    • of Faust is what one might say — purely arbitrary. It is the man
    • which humanity had to pass through at the beginning of the fifth post-Atlantean
    • period. During this period humanity has to develop the inner force of
    • freedom. self-consciousness. Humanity can only do this by breaking adrift
    • seeking of these principles an incentive to what makes man free but
    • Hero you see the seeking man, who to-day is under the impress, under
    • Trinity is to be understood: Death, the Seeking Man and the young Child
    • in human life, but in the life of the whole world as well. We possess
    • What really must enter into the earth-life of humanity will only enter
    • engenders the vital longing of the newer future humanity for the compensating
    • into humanity during the fourth post-Atlantean period, as it was to
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture I: The Problem of Faust
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    • human evolution — a transition from the Greco-Latin age
    • important trends of thought of the new man? Goethe could
    • what history tells of man's mood of soul, of his capacities
    • appear to the soul modern man, to human souls in the present
    • personality, who looks back in the right way on man's mood of
    • indeed of many centuries to come. Hence we see Goethe's Faust
    • the well-being, the soundness, of man. He wanted to find an
    • wanted to know how a man, continually advancing, could arrive
    • course of human affairs had now to die out. For this reason
    • of the deepest secrets of humanity — these secrets
    • how little what is called the new freedom in human evolution
    • the epoch following the Greco-Roman. We shall see what it
    • in every sphere this wisdom had to disappear so that man
    • And many a man stands here alive
    • ancient wisdom could be really helpful to humanity, for it is
    • My father was a worthy gentleman,
    • manner of those days Goethe had thoroughly studied how the
    • medicines had been manufactured from them. But all that no
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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    • The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
    • Riddles of Man.)
    • man having a real love for Faust cannot explain to his
    • 1800–1. As a quite young man Goethe began to write his
    • he is often pictured; he was a man, as the details of this
    • would not allow that there was anything spiritual and many of
    • such brotherhoods. Now, a man is listening to those who had
    • this was all described very exactly in the man continued: now
    • not recommended to those who, like Franz in Hermann Barr's
    • affair in the correct way. I know well that many would consider
    • clear that when a man leaves his body he will meet with other
    • So long as the conditions are there are for man to go back
    • outside it. When a man is outside his physical body, as Faust
    • solid things he can only perceive the fluid in them. Man is
    • imagine that when outside he is unable to see another man; he
    • in this way. But Mephistopheles, that is Ahriman, as an
    • Ahrimanic being has no understanding of the present earth; he
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • today. For these scenes contain many germs of the evolution
    • understanding in our approach to this deepest manifestation
    • “Riddles of Man,”
    • formulate the divine spiritual dwelling in man's innermost
    • soul, in such a way that, by developing this in his soul, man
    • tried to grasp the full life of the ego in the soul of man,
    • By this means he sought to feel the union of the inner human
    • “Philosophy of Manifestation.”
    • human freedom and other subjects akin to it written round
    • applied to the different branches of human knowledge what to
    • is relative in the world, beyond all that controls mankind in
    • on the one hand to the ahrimanic, on the other to the
    • of world-evolution is always swaying between the ahrimanic
    • how dangerous the best may be when Ahriman and Lucifer take a
    • Mephistopheles is in it, through him everything ahrimanic
    • him as representing the type of man who is the victim of an
    • been accepted as the Kantian philosophy by many
    • We once knew a man who was so infected with this philosophy
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IV: Faust and the "Mothers"
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    • upon the significant manner in which Goethe speaks in this
    • human soul. The state of Faust's consciousness has to be
    • ahrimanic force, belongs to our world of the senses, but as a
    • yourselves the coming into physical existence of the human
    • is consummated. The man who is about to become physical
    • inthe woman all the forces that lead to the physical human
    • spheres takes place; into the woman work cosmic forces. The
    • human embryo is always a result of cosmic activity. What is
    • this picture in mind — this becoming of the human
    • the human cell. These forces however do not come from the
    • emancipating himself from Mephistopheles for he would then
    • and that here he is showing the way in which man can relate
    • the Roman story-teller whom Goethe read, speaks of the
    • to have made a deep impreression on Goethe. The Romans were
    • at war with Carthage. Nicias is in favour of the Romans and
    • of man when this normal understandin is not present. It is
    • how many worlds we get if we make a correct
    • soul as it should work, for Faust has gone through many
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • human evolution on the earth (referring, to begin with, only
    • before the human being of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch. He
    • the human being of the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. We human
    • Evil will approach the human being of the fifth
    • and Death stood before the human beings of that evolutionary
    • is, in effect, far more concealed to-day from human vision
    • and from human feeling. Now the Graeco-Latin time,
    • — with all that springs from Evil. For the human being
    • sufficiently intense and vivid way, and many things which we
    • illustrated. Many things will appear as consequences of this
    • drama he showed Faust as the representative of humanity,
    • peculiar to man that he can only come to terms with the
    • be aware that now, in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch, man has
    • Graeco-Latin epoch must also become impulses of human beings
    • derived as it is from the very nature of human evolution
    • — of the historic evolution of mankind. Goethe longed
    • another kind of vision. Many things could be cited in
    • man of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch within the evolution of
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • IN the evolution of mankind, as I have
    • which send their influences through the soul of man. I showed
    • Ahrimanic power. I then tried to show how Faust had to dive
    • unconsciously in human souls by virtue of the laws of
    • Evil, — the mastery of Evil in all directions. Human
    • that summons into the evolution of mankind problems of Birth
    • wrestling of the soul of man with the problem of Birth and
    • subject to the power of individual human beings. I have
    • natural degree. The good and evil forces in the human being
    • things one did as human being and what took place in the
    • in our epoch, in the fifth, human beings will have to grapple
    • in a gigantic way. In the resistance which human beings will
    • touch on interests of human beings which they do not wish to
    • have molested. In this respect, human beings are divided. On
    • other hand are those who in many ways are caught up in this
    • of the nineteenth century there have been working among human
    • remained behind, they work into the inner impulses of human
    • thereby in an Ahrimanic way — all that which is
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations
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    • Since, however, on account of illness, the performance is not
    • evolution of man as a physical-temporal being could not have
    • life man first gains, through his bodily organism, the
    • twenties that man, through the forces he develops out of his
    • we have to bear in mind that man is really a complicated
    • being. We only understand man by first becoming clear to what
    • of spiritual chemistry, so to say, we can extract from man
    • universe reaches its culmination in the creation of man, on
    • those beings with whom man, as man, must therefore feel
    • himself quite specially connected. If we separate man out in
    • that this circle represents man at a given point in his
    • evolution; if we then trace the human being indicated by this
    • orange. Were we to go back and examine now man has evolved
    • this connection of man with the hierarchies, we should perceive
    • go on to ask what man would be like in the course of his
    • creative beings set themselves the task of so forming man
    • intended to give man the opportunity through his bodily
    • a very different measure from that in which man, as he now is
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night
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    • making of man's being than can be known or fathomed either by
    • the understanding or by other forces of the human soul.
    • be developed today in man's conscious life, cannot go so far
    • as man by nature reaches. Those who believe that what is
    • one gains only a very limited knowledge of man. But this
    • knowledge of man.
    • short-sighted outlook and is untrue. Knowledge of man does
    • unknowable within the being of man can, in no case, ever be
    • the processes of the earth-planet. But man is not earthly man
    • alone. As earth-man he has behind him the evolutions of
    • earthly. Man in his entirety, therefore, cannot be known by
    • I pointed out how man exists in states of consciousness
    • they sleep too — sleep as regards a very great many
    • which man is active with his whole will. Only in a small part
    • of the whole world of human ideas does a man find that he
    • images evoked in man by certain wishes in his life not having
    • been fulfilled. A man goes throughout life wishing all kinds
    • undeniable that many of our wishes are not fulfilled. Then,
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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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    • connection with the whole evolution of mankind. Out I wish to
    • to comprehend the whole structure, the whole manner, of
    • possible within the course of human development, when we look
    • manifestations of Goethe's soul-life, manifestations that,
    • for ordinary human life, may perhaps seem — but only
    • greatest interest to every man. I have spoken to you of the
    • I have been doing my best to give mankind, from various
    • managed to procure the apparatus to see, through his own
    • [In Man or Matter by Dr. Ernst Lehrs
    • reference to moral associations, in which are found so many
    • such concepts, therefore, that the majority of mankind is too
    • think about nature in the way that is possible during human
    • indeed a caricature of the human etheric body and also of the
    • astral body, thereby having a disturbing effect on man's life
    • demanded for itself by the etheric body. This is exactly what
    • dear friends, that man is not only the being who lives
    • the spirit either ahrimanically luciferically. Theories of
    • you yesterday that man has not lived only on the earth, but
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
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    • Forces Actually Slumbering in Man
    • both universe and the mystery of man, in so far as the latter
    • self-knowledge and self-understanding in human evolution? It
    • impossible for man ever to arrive at a true conception of his
    • 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
    • nature that a human being could be intellectually put
    • together out of various ingredients. But it is no man who
    • perfection — no man arises, no homo, but only a
    • simply the image of himself that a man can form with the help
    • this man-made image that is a homunculus provide a true
    • conception of man? How can it be brought about that in this
    • conception man does not stop short at the simple homunculus
    • human soul and spirit when free of the body.
    • human being must come if he wishes to acquire complete
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths
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    • (After a Performance of the Classical Walpurgis-Night)
    • Eckermann, namely, that there is much concealed in his
    • Faust, many riddles of man to be recognised by
    • following up the problem of man's self-knowledge, man's
    • will increasingly be for future human evolution — what
    • experience all that life can bring to man in the way of
    • makes on a man, as regards his behaviour towards society as a
    • meant to be represented merely as a man striving after the
    • with all that life demands and brings. To this end, Goethe
    • seeks knowledge for his Faust, that is, knowledge of man,
    • present latent in mankind. But Goethe sees clearly that
    • mediaeval research, the copy of a human being that, within
    • he wished to represent what a man, here in the physical
    • man in accordance with Goethe's conception. He will never
    • know Homo, the human being; he will be able to picture in his
    • standstill on the path to becoming man. Goethe wrestles with
    • that the problem of human nature con only be solved by a
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • lectures following the performance of the later
    • from man having to think, having to form ideas, as he lives
    • think you will agree that we should not be complete human
    • turn to the other pole of human activity, the willing. Man is
    • trivially-minded, average man looks upon what can be attained
    • distinguishes the man of learning who is fundamentally
    • thinking, my dear friends, it is exactly as if a man were
    • constitution of his soul, a man can fancy he is able to reach
    • feeling of being frustrated in thought is a profound human
    • not the only boundary set to the human being's full
    • Man is driven to willing in the crudest sense through hunger
    • the second feeling which, when experienced by man, leads him
    • that a man reaches his goal by sufficiently developing his
    • birth and death. A man is tested when, with suitable
    • that can be experienced, but rather what leads a man to his
    • transform, to metamorphose, the whole human being in certain
    • moments of life, cannot press forward to knowledge of man, to
    • the understanding of man.
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  • Title: Anthroposophy as a Demand of the Times
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    • The Supersensible Human, Anthroposophically Comprehended,
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    • The Supersensible Human, Anthroposophically Comprehended,
    • published in German as,
    • ANTHROPOSOPHY AS A DEMAND OF THE TIMES
    • limits to human knowledge, not only temporary knowledge owing
    • humanity. One thinks that man is constituted in such a way that
    • facts of the so-called supersensible world which man is
    • humanity that one has to come to a halt at that which can be
    • when one speaks of man, only that world which man traverses
    • for the sensitive human being, something tragic which today
    • does not yet come to the consciousness of many people, but
    • which lives in many human souls in vague feelings, in all sorts
    • fellow human beings and so on. For it is gradually felt more
    • still something quite different involved. Man gradually feels
    • his true being which as man gives him his value and dignity
    • one calls a halt before human self-knowledge. Then one
    • the human being himself.
    • Whereby does man feel himself to be part of the natural world
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    • mankind, although it appears far removed from the realm of our
    • relationship to it. It is the Ten Commandments, which we will
    • these Ten Commandments concur with various laws and
    • commandments of other ancient folk and don't really depict
    • What we have examined in the developmental route of mankind in
    • enormity, which struck mankind, in the Ten Commandments given
    • evolution of mankind during the post-Atlantic time. We saw how
    • Chaldean-Egyptian-Judaic, the Greek-Roman and Germanic cultural
    • mankind. Now we stand at the end of the third and at the
    • the old Indian bodies still gave mankind possibilities to go
    • instance, many experienced community with these Beings who did
    • mankind had to fulfil in this time when the mission of Moses
    • in the sun and who connected himself with mankind and against
    • the dark spirit: Ahriman. This was presented in a
    • became considered the ideal human form, possessing all possible
    • astral body, so the human astral being was thus represented as
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    • human beings, and because of this belief, they find it so
    • plants and the uprooting of human hair. We start to understand
    • entire earth. Just as hair belongs to all human beings, so
    • existing out of many single living beings, but which has their
    • what nails or hair is to the human being. When we take such a
    • courses through the human body. We learn to transform these
    • between sun and earth has come about during many, many millions
    • the sun, which man could through long, long earthly cycles only
    • with the earth. He connected himself with the earth. Humanity's
    • speak to us, when they want to tell humankind something like
    • hardening. What does man and animal owe to the earth's
    • condensing? Surely so man and animal can live in the present
    • base for man and animal. Now bring this imagination into our
    • this, man and animal owe the possibility to live on the
    • human being gradually descended from the spiritual world into
    • Mankind were for some time through and through spiritual,
    • embedded in the soul-spiritual. Mankind developed only
    • the influence of Ahriman, or as Goethe called him,
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    • of mankind by means of his book,
    • into many languages. Seldom, indeed, has a book of serious
    • For years past this man, imbued with an enormous amount of
    • having again and again to defend himself against the manifold
    • which many scientists are deficient happen to be those with
    • of humanity with calm, unprejudiced eyes, you will find two
    • be met with only among German philosophers, such as Schelling
    • freedom without equal, not alone upon this subject, but in many
    • must hint at some mysterious kinship between man and beast, and
    • possible for man to observe, to a far greater extent than
    • humanity. Such words as “energy” and
    • epochs of the human race, to suppose that anything that could
    • their share. Humanity has, during its latest phase of
    • Man
    • development of humanity at that time will be enabled to
    • deal with a tendency in human education that sought in the
    • first place forcibly to eradicate from the human heart every
    • many leaders of civilisation at that time were
    • announced the connection between man and the higher animals
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    • operate in individual cases. He also revealed many details of the karmic
    • explain many questions that may emerge out of the subjects we
    • moment in the evolution of humanity when intellectualism began
    • spiritual-scientific study many things will appear differently.
    • difference that they were ignorant of so and so many things
    • Today, when man reflects upon himself, he feels himself as the
    • lead to action. Above all, man ascribes to himself the
    • those human beings ascribed
    • this: At the beginning of his earthly life, man becomes capable
    • Consciousness Soul. The human beings of whom I am now speaking
    • humanity. A special impulse had to be given towards the
    • things the individual and personal being of man, and worked to
    • the end that man might acquire his thoughts as his own
    • pictures no longer exists in the humanity of today, which is
    • once more, but with an individually human colouring, into the
    • death the etheric body of man expands. Man looks back upon his
    • reaches of the Sublunary Sphere as a remnant of the human being
    • Dominican Order. They declared that man is an individuality,
    • for the idea of the individuality of man, as against the other
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture I: Cosmic Forces in Man
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    • COSMIC FORCES IN MAN
    • humanity has been passing. I cannot help thinking to-day of the
    • lectures given in this very town many years ago, before the war, and
    • particular man would be in a key position when matters came to a point
    • European peoples. The chaos into which humanity was falling would make
    • there was really no possibility of basing the management of public
    • been within the reach of many leading men, they were not willing to
    • less in detail for many years. I have said more than once that a time
    • conditions and this can help many things to ripen. But this ripeness
    • yourselves have had many experiences in connection with the great
    • words of human language that can give any adequate idea of the awful
    • spiritual foundations of human life, if merely for purposes of
    • helping humanity to emerge from the chaos of anti-spirituality. The
    • Anglo-South African statesman has not been grasped in Europe. The
    • at the present time. This statesman said that the focus of
    • with the great currents of human evolution. And yet in this very death
    • more brilliantly than all that was given to man by oriental wisdom
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    • being of man must be viewed in relation to the whole universe. We
    • considered the human form and figure and its relation to the fixed
    • structure of the human head and the organs connected with it, are
    • Gemini, Cancer. The structure of the human chest-organisation is
    • only the representative of the fixed stars — work upon the human
    • The planetary spheres work upon man's stages or forms of life.
    • It must indeed be quite clear to us that man has various kinds of
    • activity manifests, as in a child, in whom thought is not yet
    • spheres. Whereas the fixed stars work in man through his physical
    • The planetary spheres, therefore, work upon man in a more delicate
    • way. But the human physical body has already received its form, its
    • We have thus considered the form of man's physical body, the
    • that the human being experiences in these realms of which ordinary
    • You know from many anthroposophical lectures that from the time of
    • tapestry of sense-perceptions. But in his earthly consciousness, man
    • death. In his earthly development, however, man is so constituted that
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    • the nature and destiny of man. We heard that the human physical body
    • perceived by the senses and that this bodily nature of man can only be
    • man, shaping and imbuing it with life. In the last lecture we also
    • heard how the inner, spiritual core of man's being is related to the
    • when we observe how in his physical life on Earth, man can achieve
    • able, as a free individual, to take hold of his human nature. We also
    • heard that if a man has not established this relation to the spiritual
    • Such studies show us that man's life can only be truly understood when
    • the inner nature of man, this life between death and a new birth must
    • spiritual life must begin to take account of man's eternal
    • nature, not merely of human egotism.
    • Religions of the present day speculate far too much upon human
    • connected with selflessness in man, whereas human egotism comes
    • The idea is put before man in such a way that his longings are
    • egotistic life of soul in man, they think they have done what is
    • world, mankind must be brought to realise how essential it is for the
    • whole life of the human being to be viewed in the light of eternity,
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  • Title: Spirit of Fichte: Lecture I: The Spirit of Fichte Present in Our Midst
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    • arrived too late to hear the clergyman of Rammenau, well known
    • to him as a worthy man; for much to his regret the sermon was
    • even though they deeply loved the boy. For after Gottlieb many
    • the mansion, which formed so great a contrast with everything to
    • was sent to Niederau nearby to a clergyman named Leberecht Krebel. And there
    • by any means suit him. He observed that the manner in which the
    • had already at that time absorbed Robinson Crusoe and many
    • made his own the manner of approach towards the highest things and
    • many young people who introduce all kinds of philosophical ideas
    • it already betrayed the fact that the young man made it his special
    • aim to observe human beings, to look into the depth of their heart;
    • generously supplied for the young man stopped. Fichte passed his final
    • good clergyman Leberecht Krebel. And whenever he was able to visit his
    • Cathedral must have thought that a man had arisen who was capable
    • way, with a fresh inspiration. Many, doubtless, who heard him then
    • means the man to circumscribe within the limits of his profession
    • human happiness, human rights and the high ideals of humanity.
    • German-Swiss element left a permanent mark on the whole personality
    • life, and life a little further north, in Germany, in order to
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    • year which humanity can celebrate: the festival which commemorates the
    • most powerful impulse in the evolution of mankind. And yet, if we
    • what is meant to flow through the souls and hearts of man?
    • human heart as a commemorative thought of the greatest impulse which
    • humanity received in the course of its evolution.
    • traffic rushing through the midst of it all. And if modern man does
    • that the Christmas festival can do to deepen man's inner nature,
    • greatness any longer, a greatness to which humanity had become
    • be present — that humanity can once again come to experience the
    • will be given to humanity, which will bring again, in the fullest
    • Christmas festival meant to people for