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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • and feeling and acknowledging them as truth within certain limits, and
    • word but in a spiritual sense. While the occult teacher need not know
    • members or experiences, he does need to acquire an intimate knowledge
    • occult teacher acquires this knowledge. They will be discussed in
    • teacher must know how to interpret these symptoms so as to assure the
    • is not without consequences and the occult teacher must know how to
    • understanding of these on one's own. This is the big question that now
    • public will be found in my book, Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and
    • The rules that are put down in the book, Knowledge of the Higher
    • essential that the truth become known, the guiding spirits of
    • What is found in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment is
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment,
    • which spiritual scientific knowledge must become far more widely
    • Theosophy: an Introduction to the Super-sensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • This lecture, translated from the German by an unknown translator,
    • course you know the other incident which occurred in the Bavarian
    • anatomical-physiological knowledge, tried to prove that it would be
    • view of the human being, are supposed to know something. A short
    • and fro the self-evident rights of man. Nowhere, however, is it
    • feminine side, as though it is only now that women have to struggle
    • specialist knowledge of what is researched in the laboratory that has
    • take it most seriously. Only those who do not wish to know anything
    • never be able to live without a glimpse of, without knowledge of real
    • able to keep on making do as they do today with specialist knowledge
    • Now, perhaps you
    • many thinkers of today have known more penetratingly about so many
    • being knows in his everyday view, in his usual knowledge of human
    • testimony of such individuals who know this second body as something
    • real, something actually there. Anyone who knows nothing of this has
    • human knowledge is a nonsense. One should rather ask: Is it not
    • possible for the human being to rise to a higher level of knowledge?
    • Now there is something
    • path of development in man. The god in the human being is made known
    • Now there are things
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • accused, by those who know it only from the outside, of aspiring
    • eats. Now, we shall have several things to say on this point.
    • problem of nutrition from another perspective. You all know, and I
    • Now, you all know that men eat food derived from
    • The effect of deprivation of light on plant life is well-known. The
    • possess an astral body and hence the inner light. Now, the function
    • The essential question now to be asked is what
    • We can now proceed to consider the relationships
    • wishes to propagandize rather than to act out of knowledge.
    • Now it can be seen how two opposing conditions
    • investigate such matters knowing that what they believe today to be
    • we eat, but by permeating ourselves with knowledge of the spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • we, as human beings, have striven for knowledge, whether as mystics or
    • self-knowledge has been demanded of us. But as has been
    • repeatedly emphasised on other occasions, self-knowledge is by no
    • But the acquisition of self-knowledge is absolutely essential if we
    • self-knowledge so difficult? Man is very a complicated being. If we
    • known to us as Man.
    • Before we investigate the nature of self-knowledge, two aspects of the
    • We have now pictured two contrasting situations: in the one there is
    • Anthroposophy we know that in waking life the four members of a man's
    • purely external way, for we know that we can wake in the occult sense
    • self-knowledge, the more you will find confirmation of the truth of
    • he only knows how to be awake in his life of thought. The will does
    • waking life. Into the life of sleep you know well that dreams enter;
    • around the organ known in anatomy as the pineal gland. These
    • the heart. Now these streams, which in sleeping man come from outside,
    • blood — now transformed — which flowed on Golgotha. This
    • for the knowledge contained in Spiritual Science and be able so to
    • fire the streams flowing from heart to brain that this knowledge can
    • now reached the point of time when the Etheric Christ enters into the
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • Now let's consider nervousness. It is well-known today that there are
    • form of nervousness. Another is one in which people do not know what
    • time does not know of them? We need only mention the “political
    • united with their work. They feel remote from it. Now there is nothing
    • represents a strengthening of the etheric body, which, as we know, is the
    • bearer of memory. But now assume you have advised someone to do this
    • know that the physical and etheric bodies are intimately connected. Now
    • a clear picture of his movements and gestures. Few people actually know
    • things we do out of habit. Nowadays, people only alter their handwriting
    • to know what they should do. They do not know their desires, or even
    • people do not know what they want and, if they do, they never manage to
    • right way, we come to know spiritual science not only as theory but as a
    • What I am now going to say must also be conceived as having many cons
    • choice until you are inwardly strong and know that you can really follow
    • our task now and again to consider such problems. Then, in order to lead
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • was revised by John Bledsoe. It is also known as
    • This is the problem of the limits to knowledge. Spiritual science in
    • ascertain the extent of human thought and knowledge. Thinkers who
    • easily conclude that human knowledge can go so far and no farther. It
    • is commonly said, “This fact can be known; that other cannot.”
    • certain limits of knowledge. The soul, however, may take itself in
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • it works. Now, just as hydrogen may be separated from oxygen and shown
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • knowledge in immediate spiritual vision while living separated from
    • his body. Yet he can communicate this knowledge only indirectly by
    • Now, as a rule, I am disinclined to speak of personal matters, but in the
    • acknowledged by all, despite this or that detail of it being open to
    • Now there is another law, which can be discovered by spiritual vision,
    • epochs known to history were preceded by primeval ones. At this point
    • The following question now arises. What stage in the individual life
    • We may now ask ourselves what period in human life can be compared
    • industrial achievements to show that man has now severed himself from
    • education strongly confirms the fact that humanity has now passed
    • beyond the point of maturity. We may now ask ourselves what point in
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • images of such a play proceed from a knowledge based on feeling.
    • of the human soul with all that lives in it as the eternally divine. So now
    • that it was known as "Purgatory." Undoubtedly, a heaven and hell are to be
    • but it is still possible to distinguish what this unknown painter wished
    • now that Christmas is with us. The souls that are carried off by devils
    • knowledge of man his relationship with Christ Jesus. He needs this
    • our teachings must include the knowledge of the Nathan Jesus boy, who
    • thirtieth. Medieval man, however, did not need all the knowledge that is
    • All our knowledge has always lived deeply in the feelings of men. We see
    • his link with the divine spiritual worlds. Now we are living in the winter
    • rise to a knowledge concerning the two Jesus boys, nevertheless, it remains
    • necessary that we connect such knowledge with our most sacred feelings and
    • strongest hopes. Then we shall know that, since the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • earth. We know that the physical sun triumphs over the egoism of the earth
    • in spring. We also know that the spiritual impulse of the sun that flowed
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • It has been said repeatedly, and is well known to you, that in
    • beginning of our own era. That which we know as the Mystery of
    • look into his soul we should know that he cannot possibly be
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
    • epoch, and we now recapitulate it in infancy before our Ego awakens to
    • consciousness. This pre-knowledge is crowded into a time of life when
    • consisted entirely of interjections. Whereas we now limit our
    • power of speech. The force of this Christ-Jesus Being now permeated
    • development known to us as the Egyptian-Chaldean was to recapitulate
    • earth towards the Cosmos. Even now we cannot but marvel at the way in
    • so now the reverence for the Word was recalled. Thus do the
    • which is about to be published. [It is on-line now. e.Ed.]
    • onwards the thinking of thoughts has developed more and more; we now
    • Golgotha. This can be the case even now if man will prepare himself
    • into the Darkness, but the Darkness wished to know nothing of it.”
    • And now there is still something more to be said, as we are standing
    • Just as the Christ-Impulse now streams into the thoughts of life, so
    • We have now to prepare for the introduction of the Christ-Impulse into
    • thinking, the Christ-Force is now entering the memory. We can
    • are only now being prepared as human beings for His entrance also into
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  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • In our present civilization we need, above all, a new knowledge of Christ.
    • This new Christ knowledge is to be gained increasingly through the effects
    • official seal of Christianity is antagonistic to this new knowledge. It
    • appearance upon earth. To know Christ is to go through the school of
    • knowledge of it with all our feeling, we may acquire again, with our
    • This mystery, as we know it, took place once in the physical evolution of
    • the earth. The Being whom we acknowledge as the Christ clothed
    • be a great misfortune because our senses now work in our bodies in a
    • stomach or other organs, and the time comes when man knows that he
    • has a heart or stomach, knows it by direct experience, because he has a
    • themselves to be aligned with spiritual science, it will be known that
    • Now let us consider not what we eat, but the air surrounding us. Every
    • do not know, for I never make theoretical combinations. The facts
    • do not yet know, though I do know that it is true.
    • One more thing, my dear friends. You know that since 1909 we have
    • of his existence upon earth. Since we can now work in Dornach and
    • as our muscular strength is outside our souls. I know that superficial
    • clever men who cannot distinguish hunger from a piece of bread. I know how
    • we know clearly that our hunger is within us, and that bread comes from
    • without, does one who lives in spiritual worlds know what is within
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • the steps we must now take in mankind's development if further
    • mankind through the knowledge of external physical laws. Spiritual
    • Now that we have mentioned the trust the spiritual scientist has in
    • As you all know, water doesn't burn. The chemist takes hydrogen out of
    • Nowadays it very often happens that as soon as one begins to say this
    • the soul capacity known as memory, and are aware of how much depends
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • statement that previously meant nothing to him: “I know that I am
    • having had it, we know it for what it is. Only when we return to our
    • thinking; but now we know that we have been outside it. We gradually
    • clothed in its thoughts. We know what it means to have separated our
    • know the resistance that bodily life puts up, and then to know life
    • nevertheless maintained myself, unlike this body.” We come to know
    • The shattering thing is to know that we have released ourselves from
    • arising now from the grey depths of our soul have nothing in common
    • world. To say this is held against one nowadays, even more so than any
    • urge to acknowledge the existence of something spiritual; they speak of a
    • A new world now dawns before him, a world that is always inhabited by
    • comes to know the soul-spiritual core of his being in such a way the
    • fall away. But what I have come to know as the soul-spiritual core of
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • emerging more than six decades ago is now a political reality. While
    • Now let us consider the other side of the group, toward the right of
    • Let us say this, that the degree of knowledge of the Christ impulse
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • days from Christmas to the Epiphany. In ancient ages when, as you know
    • beings were not as advanced as they are in our time. Now it is no
    • in this way, as if by natural initiation. Nowadays man must make a
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • We would now have to examine whether something similar could have
    • her mother where she received her natural initiation. Now consider the
    • account unknown forces and connections beyond what we ordinarily call
    • conversion, we want to know what had gone on in his soul. We are not
    • simply brought to preeminence, but is known in the proper way as
    • the greatness of the painting, in fact, we acknowledge it. We simply
    • Now consider the following. Looking eastward we can make out luciferic
    • Now, if we take a closer look to the East, at Russian man, we
    • state and something I can now dwell on in greater detail than was
    • with the mere knowledge of the divine-spiritual principle but wanted
    • internally was their very endeavor. Now take Solowjow who proceeds
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • know each other to come together and have access to the spiritual
    • narrower senses, associations of human beings who are known to one
    • knowledge and who sincerely intend to work together in brotherliness
    • the fact that we can speak quite differently among ourselves, knowing
    • only for the existence known to the senses and for the existence that
    • those who know one another within such groups is quite different from
    • more or less appropriate but we need not go into that now. Then came
    • lacking in human society nowadays a quality that, in the sixth epoch,
    • the well-being of the whole. Just as nowadays the well-being of a
    • considered to have real knowledge when they recognize the spiritual,
    • when they know that the spiritual pervades the world and that human
    • souls must unite with the spiritual. What is known as science today
    • materialistically but believes in immortality. We, today, knowing from
    • matter of course will accept as science only such forms of knowledge
    • of men, just as now the consciousness soul is being developed. The
    • lectures given in past years, we know that Eastern Europe is inhabited
    • elementary forces that now lie within them. We know that the Russian
    • the forces now within them in an elementary form. The mission of
    • human connections. Confusing present and future as they do now, these
    • knows what community is.
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • the animal world and upon the world of man which now surround us? During
    • up in our mind the facts which we know in this connection.
    • We know that only at the
    • this connection, we know that the human bodies of the Atlantean epoch were
    • We are now living in the fifth epoch of the first post-Atlantean age;
    • We shall then be meeting someone and we shall know what his moral
    • all those marks which now characterize the human physiognomy will be far
    • less conspicuous. The human physiognomy is now strongly dependent upon
    • marked. When we encounter somebody, we shall then know exactly: This
    • is a good person and that is an evil one. Just as to-day we know that
    • this is an Italian and that a Frenchman etc., so we shall know in future
    • aspect. Particularly those animals which now supply meat for human
    • mysteries has now brought us to a very strange point. The materialists
    • who now declare such things, will prove that they are prophesying the
    • Here is a soul that feels that the knowledge which can be gained at
    • now live in mankind, unless these preventive measures are taken, the
    • which now holds sway.
    • in regard to a conception of the world, who now declare: “Spiritual
    • same way in which we now conform ourselves to the sense-perceptions
    • world-conception should know something about the impulses that govern
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • as possible, the ways in which knowledge is gained, which is embodied in
    • derived from this knowledge, concerning the spiritual nature of the human
    • in this same place in January of the present year. Then as now, it was
    • knowing something about the meaning and essential significance of life.
    • to put the questions in a new way. Such questions have now been instilled into
    • Now the individuals who unite to form the Anthroposophical Society are in
    • of knowledge. True, he enjoyed life up to the hour of his death; but this was
    • world. It will not be possible to arrest the advance of scientific knowledge,
    • now causing the whole mass to rotate. And furthermore: what has come into
    • for knowledge.
    • children are now being taught this — the central gaseous sphere is formed
    • now, deserves our careful attention. For it points to the presence of a
    • evolution of these super-sensible faculties of knowledge in the previous
    • prepares, so to say, only the means which communicate the knowledge of
    • fact, that we are only now witnessing the commencement of spiritual-scientific
    • which does not merely impart results of knowledge, but we can secure by means
    • as set forth above, to make the knowledge derived from Spiritual Science
    • winter because of seeing the snow and feeling the cold does not know that
    • know, etc.)
    • and goes to sleep in the autumn, but Spiritual Science brings us the knowledge
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • Reality in Modern History, this lecture is also known as
    • deeper motive, for anyone who has knowledge will be well aware what
    • good-will there is even now for an understanding of such things. The
    • us, kindling certain impulses in knowledge and in will — true
    • nowadays takes these things far too easily. Death, for the majority of
    • other creatures. But we can learn to know the phenomenon of death in
    • active within man, they bring him death. But we must now ask
    • knows that every attempted proposal concerning the social
    • Only now are they finding their way into his soul-nature. For the
    • great Universe, and bring death to man — I may now also refer in a
    • evolution only during the Jupiter period, even as he now receives the
    • something of which I said just now that one can speak of it only with deep
    • pass the so-called Guardian of the Threshold and learn truly to know
    • which as you know, will continue into the third millennium. To-day men
    • element tending towards a deeper and more real knowledge of man.
    • truly inward way (which artists themselves often fail to do nowadays)
    • evolve. For the only way to learn to know the human being in his Ego
    • world learning to know men in a very deep and tender way. One man will
    • The second thing to which I must now refer will call forth still
    • now refer to will continue into the sixth Post-Atlantean age — but
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  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • now living in the Fifth Post-Atlantean Period. This period of
    • Now we need not give a full description of these cultural stages, but
    • era, become quite explicable when one knows that the task of our era
    • that there is more thinking nowadays than in the past. But this is an
    • Now, if these things are to count for us, then we must find social
    • consciousness as a social impulse. When you know this, you do not need
    • antisocial forces, which are evolving because man is now subjected to
    • a one-sided way. As men live nowadays, certain words (I will not say
    • this which we acknowledge with regard to the necessary development of
    • social demands, often appear to those who know, as individuals who
    • the mast elementary knowledge of mechanics. They may well be able to
    • you now see these workmen selling their labour hour by hour, as the
    • mean possession of adequate insight, really have no knowledge. Thus
    • by what is nowadays taught as political economy. But we can at least
    • Now, I would say that the mere egoistic, soul-stirring talk of loving
    • know one another. It is possible for men to meet one another for years
    • and not to know each other better at the end than they did at the
    • most of us will say: Nowadays we generally regard the entrance of many
    • then extends over a multitude of people whom we have known in the
    • Perhaps you will not feel that what I am saying now is extremely
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • We will now consider in rather greater detail why it was that the
    • simply did not know what spirit really is from the standpoint of a man
    • hero. Now Macaulay, the English historian and man of letters, wrote
    • direction of natural scientific thinking he must have known the odour
    • in natural science, if he acquired some knowledge of modern natural
    • at an utter loss to know how to deal with the pitiable notions of
    • himself on his knowledge, but asks: ‘What does this really give to the
    • As you know, insight into the super-sensible world does not depend upon
    • of men over the earth now also began to have an effect.
    • descendants of the Angles and Saxons, now living in the British Isles,
    • happening now to a ‘vertical’ migration of peoples, whereas in
    • in man to-day. He does not know — nor can it be expected of him and it
    • is paradoxical to speak as I am speaking now — he does not know how what
    • the nerves and senses is altogether different from what can be known
    • the Asiatics would appear — even now, when a great proportion of them
    • I have now given you one or two indications of what is astir in
    • Social demands cannot nowadays be advanced in terms of the trivial
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • used to acquire knowledge of super-sensible worlds. They try to answer
    • super-sensible knowledge by means of certain forces in man. But what the
    • knowledge of super-sensible worlds really fruitful in ordinary life. It can
    • be said that super-sensible knowledge is becoming more and more
    • As you know, the first of the capacities that leads man into super-sensible
    • Inspiration and the third capacity the force of Intuition. The question now
    • connection with knowledge of super-sensible worlds or whether these
    • of exercises I describe in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds as leading to
    • knowledge are the same forces that you grow with at the time of life
    • forces you use in super-sensible knowledge to reach Intuition.
    • Now the forces that are active from the seventh year to the fourteenth
    • Intuition are not just any old forces gotten from we do not know where,
    • super-sensible knowledge and man's everyday existence. Something
    • as you all know, there is something peculiar about the power of memory.
    • into, I would now like to bring something of very great importance.
    • of super-sensible and subsensible forces. Now which of man's forces are
    • Now subsensible forces also work into man. What kind of forces are
    • The question now arises as to how this activity is distributed. There is a
    • is created between the subsensible and super-sensible. Now the forces of
    • happened in the past. As you will probably know, man has not learned to
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • essential for a knowledge of man's being. On the one side, we are
    • It is, of course, acknowledged that the fluid and the aeriform
    • And now we come to the warmth-organism. It is of course quite in
    • the warmth-organism. But no real knowledge of man's being can be
    • acquired unless we are willing to acknowledge this membering into a
    • possible for what I shall now describe to you to be there as a
    • know in the external world as tone.
    • And now we come to the Ego. This human Ego, which by way of the will
    • Now consider the following. The etheric body remains in us also during
    • organism works upon everything else. But we get nowhere if we have
    • which is now outside — the spirit which permeates the cosmos and
    • This is one aspect of the subject. We can now consider it also from
    • the aspect of knowledge, of cognition, and you will see how the two
    • aspects tally with each other. It is customary to call ‘knowledge’
    • falling asleep. But thereby we come to know man's physical environment
    • shall we seek in dreams for knowledge as we seek it in waking mental
    • dreaming is a form of knowledge. It is a particular form of physical
    • self-knowledge. Roughly, it can be obvious that a man has been
    • can certainly speak of a kind of lower knowledge as being present in
    • nothing at all in the way of knowledge, that dreamless sleep is quite
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • bridge we must know how man's constitution is to be regarded. We saw
    • yesterday, it is usual to take account only of the consciousness known
    • consciousness too, we know from ordinary life that in addition to the
    • — which relies entirely upon natural science for knowledge of the
    • will more easily understand what I shall now have to say on the basis
    • which now, after death, go forth into the cosmos together with us. In
    • our fluid organism, tone was kindled which now becomes part of
    • You will now begin to have an inkling of what the life that pervades
    • And now think of theoretical ideas in contrast to moral ideals. In the
    • — I mean the impulses that come to us when the knowledge yielded
    • moral, and this enthusiasm, born of spiritual-scientific knowledge,
    • With the premises yielded by this knowledge we shall also be able to
    • developed into the Copernican system that is taught nowadays to every
    • its astronomical-astrological knowledge. This was acquired through an
    • times when it was no longer known how the physical passes over by
    • epoch there existed a knowledge — in earlier times a more
    • instinctive knowledge — of how things are in reality. But in the
    • present age this instinctive knowledge no longer suffices; what in
    • earlier times was known instinctively must now be acquired by
    • unveiled. And now you will understand some of the deeper reasons for
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • inherently our own. For the fulfillment of what self-knowledge demands
    • Now it is possible to attain complete freedom m our inner life if we
    • that has now become thought, or our thinking that has now become will.
    • Now let us consider the human being from the opposite pole, that of
    • although we do not know how the will streams into these thoughts. If
    • We must now ask: How is the ideal, the highest ideal, to be attained
    • in the will-permeated life of thought? — Now if the life of
    • which, as you know, rays up from the metabolic process, can permeate
    • Let us now consider the other pole of man's nature, where the thoughts
    • these three elements to which ancient instinctive knowledge pointed
    • and which can come to life again only if man acquires the knowledge
    • fixed realities, one lets them mingle with each other, now in this
    • way, now in that. At one time they mingle to form hydrogen, at
    • our knowledge to advance to this point. For in that realm of man's
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • unknown gods should come to the aid of human beings without their active
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • you already know how these things are to be understood. However, in the
    • search for the dead Osiris. We know that Osiris, the representative of the
    • Now, we must realize that modern humanity is permeated by Ahriman. Ahriman
    • corresponds to our ahrimanic forces of knowledge, its content — please
    • knowledge. We do not lack Christ; but the knowledge of Christ, the Sophia
    • him, armed with the force of Isis. No, what we have lost is the knowledge
    • knowledge. In place of the heavens that have become dead, this knowledge
    • the child. We know that we bear this being within us, but we must also
    • the knowledge that something altogether new must fill our souls, in order
    • on the boats of Spirit-knowledge Awaken in human souls Isis-Sophia Wisdom
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • we may call its higher knowledge. This is another example of something
    • to-day. We know from anthroposophical spiritual science how the
    • the surrounding universe. Moreover we know how this soul-constitution
    • knows only the purely sense-perceptible aspect of things. This
    • differing, modes of knowledge. Let us turn our attention for the
    • knowledge of the stars whereby access was gained to the mysteries of
    • revealed. This ancient knowledge of the stars was something quite
    • knowledge of the starry heavens and their influences were of such a
    • were not able to think as clearly as we can now. Geometry and
    • mathematics as we know them could not then exist. The whole of life
    • this training), were trained in a knowledge which was very similar to
    • lies not in the fact of their being unknown to us, but in the
    • What the juice of the Soma is, modern books profess not to know.
    • To-day in our great learning we agree that we do not know what the
    • quart, and certainly know it very well from a certain standpoint. But
    • it is a different matter to know these things — from the
    • alchemy will tell you that the Philosopher's Stone is quite unknown.
    • Stone is quite familiar to most human beings; they simply do not know
    • something which most people now-a-days will not agree with. And it is
    • which is present within us before our external, empirical knowledge,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • questions concerning our inner life and our knowledge of the world;
    • In his knowledge man feels himself outside Nature. What would induce
    • knowledge, that man feels separated from the inner being of Nature.
    • last resort can be known concerning the being of Nature is somehow
    • Now this question of the being of the human soul has presented itself
    • Apollonian saying: “Know thyself.” This saying sets forth
    • a demand which the conscientious seeker after knowledge will feel is
    • men of olden times, on the one hand with the knowledge of the inner
    • being of Nature, on the other with the self-knowledge of man. Let us
    • In olden times, these two aims — knowledge of Nature and knowledge of
    • the path to knowledge; for on that path he would inevitably find
    • the path of knowledge as something that leads us away from.the natural
    • before. And one must admit that the knowledge offered to us in our
    • knowledge that the pupils of wisdom in early times had to tread.
    • penetrates into the depths of world-existence, or into the knowledge
    • of ultimate knowledge. To tread this path of knowledge unprepared
    • fields of higher knowledge, and of how he must have become able to face
    • resolves to go forward from ordinary knowledge to super-sensible
    • knowledge; and it is only with a view to making more comprehensible
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • another respect too, namely in respect of our knowledge of the
    • and images of them. We do not know how the will-impulse works in us
    • to expression in the form of feeling, surge upwards. We know that
    • means of sleep? We have no knowledge at all of how this inner will
    • that now and then, through strange dreams, something comes up into the
    • to know it, learns to know the force by which the human being can be
    • evil. Evil has its mission — and it is here. If this becomes known to
    • Now these waves of the will surge even higher — into the conceptual
    • And now let us ask: What, in reality, is this activity in the domain
    • And now we come to the Greco-Latin epoch when man's experience of
    • sun-mystery must remain untold, that a civilization knowing nothing of
    • the sun-mystery must now arise. Behind everything that takes place in
    • science. We are living now at the other pole of historical evolution.
    • In the fourth century A.D. there was sunset; now there must be
    • possessed by mankind. And it was symbolized by what was known as the
    • there was a secret known to the initiate in Rome. The initiated
    • venerated Roman temple, lay the Palladium, its existence known only to
    • and destiny. But in a spiritual sense it had become known to those
    • knowledge that the Palladium was guarded in Rome, the early Christians
    • knowledge of the Sun-Mystery by the very Emperor who established
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  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • material can naturally be conceded only to one who knows what is taken
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the human being and of the cosmos to the
    • knowledge of Man's relation to the universe, and today we would like
    • Now just picture to yourselves the Zodiac, the representation of the
    • the planetary movements, and of what knowingly experiences the echo of
    • When you say ‘I’, what is that exactly? Now just imagine someone had
    • know his true nature, then his physical body actually ceases to be in
    • Now of what does modern life consist? When we look back from these
    • learning contained in any branch of knowledge today, which is built up
    • through the letters of the alphabet, Man gained knowledge of the
    • If, however, I presuppose that everything is a unit and now pass to
    • grade, and makes geometry sound musically, all this, as far as I know,
    • his being, he would no longer know or possess himself, no longer be
    • had for knowledge of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • Bibliographic Nr.212, Dornach 1978. It is also known as:
    • his environment; now he begins to grasp what we say. Authority thus
    • now they begin to be like rays. The stars dissolve away in the human
    • acquires the etheric heart that will now be his. For the gathered
    • a process comparable to the change of teeth. For, as you know, until
    • out, and we now receive our own. That is the point — we receive our
    • But now there is another process running parallel with this. When we
    • And now, this is the peculiar thing: during the very time when the
    • Precisely herein lies the key to a more intimate knowledge of the
    • understand the astral which man brings with him. We must know in the
    • inheritance. Moreover, we must know that this inherited astral becomes
    • We then see how his movements — intelligent movements, now, walking
    • dissolved. Into this undifferentiated entity all that we do now is
    • And now the strange thing is that all that is thus inscribed in the
    • I said just now, throughout the astral body. But there is a perpetual
    • has formed itself, we now have an astral structure too, which gathers
    • is to be found nowhere in the human organism except in the region of
    • spirit, when he has laid aside the physical and the etheric forms. Now,
    • heart, and now it tends to return into the cosmos once more. The human
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  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • earlier than our own there was a deeper knowledge of man's being and
    • physical body — nowadays the object of purely external observation.
    • does not know what this implies. We speak of Truth, little realizing
    • up our own etheric body. Now in earlier epochs of evolution man had a
    • instead of feeling the reality of the etheric body, he is nowadays apt
    • blood, we know that he is one among many. Yet the one has no meaning
    • is so, indeed; for to possess a sense of beauty is to acknowledge the
    • abstract knowledge of and inconsequent chatter about goodness, if
    • Now to realize the good is not, as in the experience of beauty, merely
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • KNOWLEDGE AND THE CHRISTEXPERIENCE
    • during the course of a year. Now in ancient times people still
    • nowadays we live in a time in which conscious inner life must replace them.
    • What would happen nowadays if a man were to give himself up entirely to
    • way an animal stands within the course of the year. Now, in order to gain a
    • about the inhabited earth, what are know as the Mysteries. We find that
    • to a particular grade of knowledge, of feeling, and willing. Then, when they
    • have advanced in knowledge, in higher feeling, and higher willing, they
    • pupils in the Mysteries were led to know the world about them. Most
    • importantly, they learned to know the so-called three kingdoms of nature
    • realms of nature. Through concepts and ideas we learn to know mineral,
    • But when, on the basis of this Mystery-knowledge, a man was to rise to
    • self-knowledge, he underwent a significant crisis in his soul. According to
    • the type of knowledge available in those ancient times, early man obtained
    • self-knowledge, much as he did in later times. ‘Know Thyself’
    • knowledge towards knowledge of himself, ancient man underwent an inner crisis
    • Undertaking to obey the injunction ‘Know Thyself’, however, he found
    • the attempt to know himself. The pictorial way in which he tried to grasp
    • arising from the impotence of self-knowledge, something else developed: a
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  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • we proceed from the anthroposophical knowledge of the human
    • into the eye with this anthroposophical knowledge, we see that the
    • to be active in the human organization. We only have to know, in such
    • organization with a remedy. Therefore we must know which remedy will
    • knowledge of the entire human being, we can comprehend the curious
    • and breath. If we then come to know by what outer means one or the
    • effect of such a substance in the human organism if we know the
    • studied in plants. Knowledge of the human organism must be joined
    • with a proper knowledge of outer nature. We must come to know what
    • lives in individual plants. Then we will also know how the different
    • Today, even if we know something, we are usually unable to do
    • knowledge of nature. The knowledge of nature is abstracted, is driven
    • known about the human being's relationship to surrounding nature.
    • are too strong. We can decoct certain roots that are known to contain
    • have to know how substances taken from the flower act in the human
    • poisonous, though only slightly. We would have to know that when
    • knowledge, casts light on all other earthly knowledge — just as
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the earth and the human being. In
    • educational principles are established out of knowledge of the human
    • understanding. It would be wrong to believe that everyone should know
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • It was translated from the original German by G.F. Karnow, M.D.;
    • Since anthroposophy strives to know the human being comprehensively
    • — it is also possible that anthroposophy can yield knowledge
    • scientific knowledge. For, what, according to these natural scientific
    • One can get the impression that, if one doesn't know anything, there
    • observatories. And so it is that the first conception of what I will now
    • arms are continued inwardly. Thus we can now distinguish the nerve-sense
    • Now both these systems, the first and the third, the nerve-sense system
    • Imagine now that the activity actually inherent in the human digestive
    • humanity because these various forms of illness are known everywhere.
    • What develops is known as the various forms of migraine. In order to
    • dangerous illness develops which is known as
    • I would now like to select a special example to let you have insight into
    • knowledge of how the separate systems behave in the different organs. If
    • equilibrium in the human organism. One must now recognize that the
    • Now that which occurs as antimony is active in such a way that antimony
    • Whoever has truly gained knowledge in this field — however
    • uncomfortable it may be for him to say so, because he knows he will call
    • any textbook about embryology, — without knowing how these
    • remedies in the right way, and knowing through the diagnosis where one
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  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • Penmaenmawr, it gives me heartfelt pleasure to be able now to give
    • intervening periods of sleep. Above all, if we want to know the true
    • might easily say that he knows nothing of what goes on during sleep.
    • also sleeping. The Ego as we know it in this earthly life is, to begin
    • I will now show how you can see this picture-character of man more
    • physical and etheric body; the astral body too is away. Now it is the
    • required here, namely none other than those that have been known since
    • if you know what kind of flowers, so too the knowledge of the higher
    • Just as on Earth we may long to know this mountain or that river, this
    • animal or yonder plant, so should we feel a longing to get to know the
    • point which interests us now. What does concern us at this moment is
    • a distant echo. They now are living in the Moon and only radiating
    • once upon a time on Earth and who now make it their task to ray down
    • Now this is only one of the ‘cities’ in the great Universe —
    • directly; yet by a roundabout way — which we need not go into now
    • upon Earth, is Saturn. And if the Moon-forces, now upon Earth, have to do
    • it knows nothing at all about the destiny of Karma with which this
    • able to look up with inner truth who knows that in the stars, raying
    • Christ remained. Man can now call this force to life within him, if he
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  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • worlds — through long periods of time, in preparation for all that can now
    • Let us now bring before our souls beings who are intimately connected,
    • traditions of Judaism the prophetic figure of Elijah. We know what
    • therewith for all mankind; we know how he set before them the goal and
    • We know [for I have often spoken with you of these things] how, when man
    • We know that man passes through the Moon sphere and through the spheres
    • Jupiter and Saturn. And we know that when, together with the beings of these
    • was so radiant with light, showed itself now to him in the great cosmic
    • now into the sphere of Venus, which in turn lovingly bore him across to the
    • they are yet known to us. For it was from the Sun that he, as the prophet
    • and intimate sense — in another way now than when he was on Earth as a
    • Jesus, — he now beholds all this pour its rays into the cosmic
    • And now I must draw your attention to something in the life of Raphael that
    • And now we behold the wonderful artistic power of Raphael come to life
    • with his life now that she has died? He tells us himself. He says that his
    • on the way of death. He wants to pass over already now into the super-sensible,
    • Michael stream which is now to lead you all, my dear friends, while you
    • [and you will know what that is], if you all, who have in this way received
    • you be true servants of the Michael Thought, worthy helpers of what has now to
    • and points us to that which must now take place. For it must even be so that
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  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • material can naturally be conceded only to one who knows what is taken
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the human being and of the cosmos to the
    • deeper sense of a knowledge of man and of man's conception of the
    • that gives a more exterior knowledge of things, and an esoteric
    • exoteric conceptions and esoteric knowledge. An exoteric
    • esoteric Christianity. You know already that the Gospels contain very
    • beyond such forebodings, without an esoteric knowledge.
    • gave him the sure knowledge that Christ had passed through death and
    • knowledge of the living Christ and we should bear in mind what this
    • unable to advance to an esoteric knowledge. For this reason we must
    • who lived on the earth did not possess a knowledge of the kind termed
    • “knowledge” by us. The first men who lived on the earth
    • past of human evolution on earth, it was a well-known fact that men
    • just as the child knows nothing of death. The people who were
    • But just as an animal knows nothing of death when it sees another
    • animal which is dead, so did these ancient men know nothing of death,
    • birth and death had no meaning for life. Life alone was known —
    • human beings learnt to know death. They learnt to know death more and
    • had remained the same as in the past, where they did not really know
    • and Moon it would never have been able to develop beings who know
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    • taken down by Frl. Johanna Mücke, who did not know shorthand, so that
    • knowledge of the theatre and the deepest understanding for theatrical
    • that the plays, in the form in which they now exist, are able to
    • and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his action in such
    • now attributed to decorations, costumes, etc., the frequent changes of
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • Mücke, who did not know shorthand, so they do not claim to
    • written by a man who had a thorough knowledge of the theatre and
    • in which they now exist, exercise such an extraordinary
    • stage, and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his
    • now attributed to props, costumes, the frequent changes of
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • Now they were to be punished by the Kingdom of Light. But in the
    • it, whereby it consumed itself. It now carried within itself the seed
    • In ancient epochs, in Atlantis and Lemuria, all knowledge was in part
    • evolution was the Life of men. Now this is its outer shell, its form.
    • typescript of unknown origin.
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • IT is well known that the inscription over the door of Plato's school
    • to mathematics within the domain of human knowledge. Plato intended to
    • Ideas.” His point of view was that Man can know nothing of the
    • make them true initiates of the Higher Knowledge. Until Man
    • Now Plato looked upon mathematical science as a means of training for
    • learn to know super-sensible facts by way of the sense-world. This was
    • purely spiritual manner if we would really know it in its true aspect.
    • steps in mathematical knowledge for this purpose, and understand
    • fairly on the path to spiritual knowledge. They did not strive for
    • Mathesis as such, but rather for super-sensible knowledge after the
    • thyself an imperishable and eternal knowledge when thou learnest to
    • mathematics in our knowledge of Nature. This implies nothing else
    • As it is true that only so much of real knowledge exists in Natural
    • higher planes knowledge can be acquired only when it is fashioned
    • Now, within the last few years, mathematical science has made
    • “self-knowledge” the inner nature of our own spiritual
    • even divine. For the man who knows nothing beyond sense-perception,
    • part of those who admit exact knowledge only to the extent to which
    • according to them, all right to claim objective knowledge ceases at
    • assure you that I am now very near to the secret of the generation and
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    • knowledge concerning the secrets of the spiritual world is at every
    • soul inwardly needs, In order to know the physical world we must make
    • ourselves acquainted with it. But to know the spiritual world it is
    • environment we know that only a small proportion of the beings around
    • present in the spiritual world in the form in which we know them here,
    • know on the physical plane, which has significance for the dead
    • know the animal kingdom only from the outside. The most external
    • acquiring a more and more intimate and exact knowledge of the animal
    • body. In the physical world we know nothing of these forces. Between
    • death and a new birth we know that our body, down to its smallest
    • mentality. Modern man knows quite well that when a magnetic needle
    • the dead has known in life; only those with whom acquaintance has
    • know this soul as if he himself were within it, After death knowledge
    • of another soul is as intimate as knowledge here on Earth of our own
    • acquainted, we are now within, and then again outside them. Meeting
    • In what I have now told you, you have as it were the fundamental form
    • People to-day still find difficulty in acquiring knowledge of the
    • knowledge, that in human nature there is an eternal core of being
    • which passes through births and deaths — this knowledge, remote
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds”
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  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • basic knowledge required for an understanding of the mystery of
    • knowledge. They also asked to be allowed to use an hour of their work
    • Now more and
    • activities of the blood and the air, our feelings come about. Now we
    • know how to look at what happens to the physical body when a person
    • You know, don't
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • healthy left convolution of the brain. We must now understand what it
    • Now, gentlemen,
    • (“bee”). Gradually, as you know, they also learn to utter
    • Now we could ask
    • in the brain. It is very interesting that since it became known that
    • the ability to speak, it became possible to know that the formation
    • Let us now
    • develop something that reaches into the left side of the brain. Now
    • our nerves. Now, the movements we make with the right hand while
    • like mush, is now a lot more structured. In contrast, we use the left
    • they began learning to speak. However, if I now force the left-handed
    • my task is now to gradually direct everything previously carried out
    • Nowadays we find
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • unknown.
    • concerned with getting to know the human being as he is related to
    • consequences of the fact which underlies such knowledge. Above all,
    • touch and the Life-sense, as they are now, we have had to regard as
    • the situation in ancient times was more favourable, though knowledge
    • much more freely about certain truths than is now possible, for such
    • today, and other things even more. Nowadays, when human beings have
    • Now we have also
    • or on the tongue, it lives now in the eye and in the ear. The
    • life-organs, are now poured into the sense-organs. The eye not only
    • the ordinary development of warmth it is just warmth, and so on. Now
    • properly understood. Nowadays man is regarded more or less as a
    • This is shown by a capacity for change such as the one we have now
    • knows nothing of the spirit, one cannot understand the physical.
    • Think of those who know nothing of the spirit; what do they know of
    • soul? What do present-day physiologists know about these delicate
    • is for real knowledge, knowledge of the facts which can be drawn only
    • of man, gained not through a modern way of knowledge, but from the
    • not free, but follows natural necessity. Now Schiller looks for the
    • reach down into that realm where spirit lives in the way known to the
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  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • unknown.
    • Now if we consider honestly the course of history, we can say: this
    • no inclination to know anything about Schiller's “Letters on
    • very little. What we now call the social question, in the widest sense
    • stupid to think that anyone could now write something like Goethe's
    • best if people would acknowledge that without spiritual knowledge they
    • had, had it living in these instincts. In some way it still lived. Now
    • it has to be found on the paths  of spiritual knowledge; now man has
    • Sun, Moon, and Earth; everywhere man is there. Nowhere do you
    • justified instincts. What men wish for, without knowing what they
    • between youthful not-knowing and the knowing that comes through
    • known to external science. The metabolism which goes through life as a
    • universe into man. This can be done only if one knows that man is
    • spiritual life. Now we can see a trend towards making these three
    • You can see that real knowledge of man and real knowledge of the
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1984. It is also known as,
    • Now, as you know, we can best comprehend the difference from a
    • feeling we know indirectly through ideas, but we can never know it
    • Now it is very important to realise that each one of the three systems
    • event that moves you to joy or sorrow. Now you know that the whole of
    • less concealed, although they can be distinctly noted by one who knows
    • Now let us go back to the event that makes a strong impression on our
    • know well suddenly becomes dejected and out of humour? You have no
    • together with the breathing and the whole rhythmic system. Now you can
    • connections is nowhere within the scope of the ‘enlightened’
    • knowledge of our times; we can find traces of it only in traditions
    • A silken sark snow white and fine —
    • knowledge are always to be distinguished by the fact that they are
    • Let me now draw your attention to a particular fact. Wherever I have
    • unites whatever he sees in nature with his own being. Now the
    • ego-consciousness unfolds, as you know, in the first seven-year stage
    • so at all; they were unhappy if a child of ten did not yet know the
    • recognised. Man will have to come to the point of knowing himself more
    • Because we do not know that something which stirs us deeply has such
    • Moreover, we are living now in an epoch when the events that come from
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  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • Also known as: The Influence of the Planets on Man,
    • unknown.
    • Southern Europe. Now the secret of man's connection with the Sun was
    • we know that the Ego lights up within the Intellectual or Mind Soul
    • Now because the Ego of man was destined from a certain point of view
    • passed away again with the setting Sun. Men have now quite lost the
    • rekindle the light within their own being. And they tried now to
    • Now the intellect alone can give us no real knowledge of what has
    • Knowledge of our connection with the Cosmos beyond the Earth —
    • of the world of stars. This is the kind of knowledge that we must
    • Now these influences of the Sun and Moon in the astral body are
    • irregularly in his physical body. Knowledge of these influences played
    • you know, began in the fifteenth century, we have to become free of
    • working in us nowadays. Naturally the Saturn forces work in us, just
    • as they worked in the Ancients, but we must now learn to make
    • ourselves free and independent of them. And do you know how we can
    • basis of the morbid nervous symptoms which are so common nowadays. Our
    • Now the influences of Saturn continue throughout the whole of man's
    • You see now in what way processes in the human organism are dependent
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds”
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  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • spiritual science. Passing now from within outward, that which adjoins
    • Let us now go farther back, within the ear. We come to the so-called
    • ear. And now once more: Above the thigh we have the inner organs, the
    • organs are comparatively small appendages. Now — if it only
    • image of the spiritual worlds. Now what is there in the spiritual
    • And now remember: even after we are born, we still continue what was
    • to worse. Now as to the movements of your legs, on Earth, to begin
    • spiritual world. And the whole of the lower man is now transformed
    • Now the forces which remain to us from this ‘becoming aware of
    • give out our own inner being. He who says Ah, knows that in the
    • In time to come there will be an interesting branch of knowledge,
    • space now finds expression in the little child's learning to walk and
    • known to Goethe. We, of course, have to go farther, in a way entirely
    • really mean what lies behind the eye, within the soul. And if I now
    • Hierarchies. Now we understand how the earthly world of sound is the
    • heavenly activities, as I described just now, there lives what you
    • are a little expensive nowadays1 — still, you can buy
    • I describe it to you as I have done just now, if I show how your
    • after-image of Heavenly activities: I should like to know the soul
    • Or again, take in real earnest what I said just now. When we move our
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    • can now be used for formulating these riddles. But when these riddles
    • Unfortunately pedagogy does not now consider this delight in power and
    • occupied with themselves. For, as everyone knows, as far as subjective
    • can, not to think about it. Now there develops in young people just
    • be avoided if the feeling is not aroused in the students: “Now
    • lightning! What's happened to the teacher! Up to now we've thought of
    • him as a pretty bright light who has plenty to say, but now he's
    • knowledgeable way: “That is something that cannot be known.”
    • Now if you think, my dear friends, that neglect of these matters
    • much acknowledgement to this deflection toward subjectivity and one's
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • The lecture presented here is also known as: Evolution and
    • The significance of occult knowledge in promoting conscious
    • subject next time. A week from now I shall speak about the meaning of the
    • As you know, different
    • is only one example. Men cannot reach what is usually known as immortality
    • along many channels. A great deal of occult knowledge exists in the various
    • a religious community have some share in this knowledge and are preparing
    • reach the knowledge of immortality in full consciousness, as a concretely
    • feeling of survival but to impart a clear, fully conscious knowledge of
    • And now try to think
    • know well that the reasons are very seldom impersonal. There are many
    • And now think of the
    • survived of the good old Freemasonry takes the form nowadays of charitable
    • living roots in the ancient wisdom, and the occult knowledge once in their
    • We are living now in
    • science well knows in what way the human being can perform selfless actions
    • who have been deeply imbued with this knowledge, have been so selfless that
    • Nobody knows who wrote it. On the outside there are only the words: The man
    • should be unknown. He worked in such a way that he merely added something
    • personages known in history; they sometimes are embodied in historical
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  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • The Sun Mystery ... Death, Resurrection, and is also known as
    • unknown.
    • ordinary life and knowledge, could solve the problems of life
    • the problems of life yet retains the longing to know something
    • darker. An unknown impulse urges him to go farther; he has a
    • which the person knows nothing. Only the pictures are known.
    • But now
    • soul. Nothing is known of all this because in sleep the person
    • waking life, they can now say: ‘The Earth has
    • condition of consciousness, they know that in this
    • consciousness and knowledge of them. In sleep we all live
    • nothing can be known until we can enter it with Inspirational
    • beings pass in light sleep, though they know nothing of it. The
    • usually know that they can sleep lightly, and they know also
    • that dreams emerge from this light sleep. They know that there
    • is a dreamless sleep. But the utmost that they can know of this
    • familiar with this feeling in the morning, where one knows that
    • Now let us
    • however, as we now are, but as we were before birth, before
    • conception. We learn to know how we have lived between death
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    • were based on a quite different kind of knowledge from that of to-day,
    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • out the Spirit from it, by that art of which I said just now that it
    • disclose themselves as those we know from anthroposophical writings as
    • And now, with the same methods with which one observes these
    • Now one sees how all that streams and flows and shines inwards, from
    • You have now drawn out from the word “etheric body” its
    • only the external side, a word, if one says: Man is now in the
    • knows about himself becomes more and more abstract. But behind
    • knowledge has shrunk more and more. Once it was known: Form shines out
    • the plant Earth-soul. The differences were known, but gradually they
    • once more, and now with a clear, enhanced consciousness, that all true
    • accord with the organs of speech. And now the faculty of Thought must
    • once more to behold, and to know, and to understand, through the outer
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    • Christianity, we find, in what is known as the ‘Gnosis,’
    • know to-day. The materialistic doctrine of evolution, in tracing
    • We have now approximately described the ancient Gnostic
    • Knowledge. The latter, so it has been thought, should confine
    • the spiritual world behind the physical world of matter. We know that
    • life of sleep could know the reality of existence as a citizen of the
    • other teachings of Spiritual Science we can acknowledge the reality
    • as the Mystery of Golgotha. Then began the age when men could know:
    • Let us now consider how one who stands on the ground of
    • Divinity is the creative formative impulse.’ Now however he
    • learnt to say: ‘If I would know where the deepest Divinity,
    • mankind — when I know that an Initiation was fulfilled there as
    • its farthest future may be summed up by saying that a clear knowledge
    • of his stock, felt himself one with his Father Abraham. Clearly now
    • innermost core of his soul he knows himself as the “I AM.”
    • ‘history,’ knowing it to be but the outer garment of
    • whereas the latter is forced to acknowledge that we are here
    • realities. In this sphere, therefore, Spiritual Science knows
    • And now we can say that Spiritual Science finds itself also in
    • that human life and knowledge, as these exist in the physical world,
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    • a greed for knowledge but to be a spiritual impulse penetrating deeply
    • Another stumbling-block which may crop up now-a-days, is connected
    • sphere of human knowledge.” He showed by this remark that he
    • thought to be akin to mathematics but because it was known that the
    • And now let us speak of what is really the fundamental conviction of
    • of knowledge.
    • And now let us see whether we can explain these words of Wagner in the
    • knowledge in definite terms. They say: In the act of knowledge, man
    • natural and spiritual worlds. But there is a higher mode of knowledge.
    • knowledge is much more reliable than any intellectual judgment.
    • which is, however, more than an image. Those who really know what they
    • And now let us briefly consider the nature of the Mysteries. What were
    • devotion. External history knows nothing of these things and indeed
    • time had now come for a re-union of the arts, and with his great gifts
    • revelation of an unknown world, that the instruments represent primal
    • the deeds of Beings belonging to an unknown world through the dramatic
    • Now what does Mysticism tell us with regard to the relation of one
    • help you to understand these things. We know that the world evolves
    • And now when we turn to his most famous work — the Nibelung
    • now beginning to surmise.
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    • I have described as knowledge through revelation and knowledge
    • acquired by reason, as we find it in Scholasticism. Knowledge through
    • be the guardian of this kind of knowledge.
    • The second kind of knowledge was held to be within the scope of
    • stream of Scholasticism acknowledged that this knowledge acquired by
    • reason could not in any sense be regarded as knowledge emanating from
    • knowledge no longer accessible to mankind in that age must be
    • shall find that the characteristics of this knowledge through
    • knowledge acquired by reason and knowledge through revelation (in the
    • have been at a loss to know what was meant. It would have been
    • unthinkable to him that if knowledge concerning super-sensible worlds
    • knowledge was beyond the reach of man's ordinary cognition, but they
    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • Now a change took place in Western culture between all that lived in
    • Aristotle, and the kind of knowledge that made its appearance about
    • and were thus able, with super-sensible knowledge, to realise the
    • obliterate all that had previously been known of these individuals.
    • like Plotinus, for example, of whom very little was known but who was
    • acknowledge God as a Being because the Ideas are primary and
    • But now let us scrutinise this logic more closely. The Ideas are
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  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIGHER WORLDS”
    • you know that when the human being will be able to look into the
    • What is now a joint
    • public life must now be organised into THREE SPHERES. In public
    • the “threefold social organism”, which is now being
    • most intimate knowledge of human evolution, out of the knowledge of
    • anthroposophical feelings and from a knowledge of the events which
    • not like to acknowledge such things. The present time likes to turn
    • turn to the new thoughts, which are now beginning to be active.
    • Mankind now faces
    • Let us now turn our
    • explained to you just now. Particularly the years of sorrow, the
    • should move in the direction which I have just now indicated.
    • One more thing should be grasped clearly. You know that the religions of
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • little of what should be known to humanity in a near future, at least
    • with the intellect, with experiments and observations. We know that
    • If we now pass on
    • the change entailed through the fact that an Ego now dwells within
    • now has and which is in keeping with the fact that it is the bearer
    • Spirits of Form, during the Earth-epoch. Let us now contemplate the
    • peoples which the West Europeans now lead into the field against
    • which I have just now explained to you are undoubtedly right, they
    • we have asked them to withdraw, so that the etheric body can now obey
    • Now you should bear
    • in mind the following fact: If the things which I have just now
    • If you now imagine
    • We know that Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan will follow our Earth.
    • Let us now
    • would now have to speak to you of the astral body in connection with
    • ether of the cosmos. But what appears now, as a woof woven out of our
    • knows quite a lot about the structure of the skull and of the human
    • knowledge which is acquired through external science were to be
    • instance, be able to see — a clock. They would, therefore, know
    • say: “Of what use is it to know all these things? We can quite
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • Also known as: The Temple Is/Becomes — Man!
    • aspirant for spiritual knowledge — is called Johannes
    • have a certain knowledge; and above all we must be mindful of the
    • Now there is a certain
    • task ahead of us. Only if we know upon what laws and fundamental
    • And now let us turn to certain fundamental ideas which can make our
    • always been known as Temples. You have already heard how the life of
    • If we now turn from
    • now turn to the temples, the pyramids or other sacred monuments of
    • Passing now to the
    • And now let us turn to
    • now look for something in the visible world that is as whole and
    • We come now to our own
    • made to Solomon's Temple. We know that this temple was meant to
    • nowhere — and here lies the enigma — is often put to men
    • far less importance — we know that he must have passed within a
    • differ from all its predecessors. We now come back to what was said
    • spiritual atmosphere. And now let us ask: Where does the
    • peoples.” Up to now, our age has shown no aptitude, as did the
    • architecture of the future can be found? ... I shall try now to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • For this lecture, the date is unknown, the GA# is unknown, and the
    • translator is unknown! It was given in Berlin, at sometime during
    • which had been of great importance in earlier times, now glimmered
    • Manu said to himself: peoples who know nothing of reincarnation will
    • then come into contact with others who have intimate knowledge of it
    • in the first place — and these form what is known as the ancient
    • We now come to the region where the original Semitic element
    • ancient Greece there now arose the Pelasgian population, who practiced
    • We come now to the third, very complicated migration. Part of it
    • We have therefore come to know three groups of Initiates, the task of
    • of Initiation. It was now a matter of making him into the highest
    • understanding what now appeared on the physical plane. When the new
    • Teachers who now follow have to preserve what has come into being and
    • put it into application again on the physical plane. It is now a
    • therefore continually to be given from what is known as Montsalvat,
    • Rishis who now experience the teaching in a Christian form and want
    • which this initiation took place were very complicated, as now becomes
    • We have now reached the stage of preparation for the Fifth subrace,
    • He is known as the “Apostle of Germany.” He lived
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • Also known as: The Mystery of Golgotha and the Mystery of the Trinity
    • Also known as: The Mystery of Golgotha and the Mystery of the Trinity
    • more in the light of spiritual knowledge. Intellectualistic knowledge
    • such knowledge only takes hold of the thinking life of man. So long
    • it is my deepest conviction, arising from a knowledge of the
    • We men of to-day little know how far we have gone in
    • Now in this feeling two experiences were joined together
    • liberation and redemption, unto a new knowledge of the Eternal within
    • to the physical world around them. The physical environment was now
    • Earth. These things mankind had now forgotten, and as the Mystery of
    • Ex Deo nascimur. But do we know it still? Can we still know
    • was afterwards called and which we now call the Christ. For this
    • learned to know the Christ, with whom indeed all human beings lived
    • Mysteries the pupils learned to know Him once again in His full
    • descent to Earth. Now that the souls of men on Earth were less and
    • can now behold, though with ever lessening activity, in spiritual
    • they would now experience on Earth by looking up to the Mystery on
    • known in yonder spiritual World, had descended and walked in
    • known, how human beings had once upon a time remembered Him, because
    • earthly life. Now He could say to His disciples upon Earth: In former
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  • Title: Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • Also known as: Archangels and the Living Source of Speech
    • Also known as: Archangels and the Living Source of Speech
    • are round about him. As you will know, we have in the course of our
    • If now we go back into more remote ages, we find something different
    • peoples — the Folk Spirits as we call them. You will know of
    • impossible in the course of that very study to come to a knowledge of
    • Now in those far-off times when an element of will came to expression
    • out of Inspiration. They are not now completely surrendered to the
    • Now they hearken to the Inspirations of the First
    • of will, as in former times, we have now a language of feeling. We
    • It was out of an extraordinarily deep perception that the well-known
    • figures; as you know, we have sought here again and again to enter
    • And now when we come to consider our particular sphere, the sphere of
    • present flow of the speech-forming power. And inasmuch as speech now
    • the knowledge of the Event that finds its way into the hearts
    • Christ first made Himself known to men, during all this time while He
    • in the Gospels, the knowledge of Christ has not come in its
    • fullness, the knowledge men have had of Him has not been sufficiently
    • Let us now set down on the blackboard what I have been indicating.
    • language of thought or symbol. And we can know that amidst it all
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  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • Also known as: Mysteries of the Pleroma: the Corruption of their
    • Also known as: Mysteries of the Pleroma: the Corruption of their
    • the present state of affairs in the world. For long ages now, Western
    • whose nature a much more highly spiritual mode of knowledge is
    • Greece they were known as Aeons — of the first rank, the second
    • sphere known as the Pleroma, and the dawn of another age had broken.
    • Christendom. Men's minds were now directed to the physical
    • world known as the Pleroma was a matter of immediate experience, and
    • of knowledge in the innermost recesses of the soul — the forces
    • thinking had not begun to function in the mind of man. Knowledge came
    • against the grain in our days, when men prefer to receive knowledge
    • merely in assimilating knowledge that has already been laid down as a
    • us try now to summarise what has been said. Throughout many centuries
    • so in the darkness there arose a new mode of knowledge and a new
    • mental life, for the light was now shut off by the wall of which I
    • grew up in the East behind the wall which had now been erected on the
    • try now by means of historical documents and an external mode of
    • knowledge devoid of all insight into the mysteries of the Pleroma, to
    • decadence has corrupted an earlier insight into the world known as
    • highly spiritual form of knowledge has become corrupt; the life of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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    • by the lecturer. Also known as: Luciferic and Ahrimanic
    • by the lecturer. Also known as: Luciferic and Ahrimanic
    • We may now consider in a more inward way the whole line of evolution
    • in the physical world, and the physical world is known to us through
    • repeat it: If we did not have our sense organs, we could know nothing
    • Now we are not only members of the physical world, but equally of the
    • elemental world is an unknown world for the human being as he now
    • all know, we are formed of solid matter only to a very small extent.
    • our knowing by Imaginative perception all that surrounds us as the
    • Let us now return to what I said before. Our relation to the
    • will reckon especially with what I have now said; there will be a
    • know this establish a new pathology. Hic Rhodus, hic salta, now
    • death. They are only there, however, for a short time, as you know,
    • True, he has laid aside this elemental body and he now lives on
    • consciously connected with the dead. Now the connection of which man
    • it but, whether we know it or not, the dead human being works upon
    • Now man develops more and more as he lives through the time between
    • connection. We know that throughout the world in which we live
    • infinitely more tolerant. Now he who lives in the soul life in the
    • dead are working as I have now described. And there is a constant
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    • have frequently remarked that knowledge, that way of thinking
    • aided through older, what we call atavistic, knowledge, through
    • knowledge of the Egyptians, Greeks and Israelites as expressed by
    • they developed a knowledge which had a longing to know the deeper
    • united in the Egyptian consciousness with the name of Osiris. Now, in
    • and brought it back home to Egypt. Typhon now became angrier and tore
    • remarkable statement was then added to this myth, that Osiris now
    • sought to know about that which goes through births and deaths —
    • but in order to know of this eternal part in life the Egyptians
    • you know, the oldest generation of Gods was around Uranus and Gaea or
    • Rhea belonged, but above all Oceanus. As you know, through certain
    • younger, Chronos and Rhea with all that belongs to it. You know too
    • particularly need.) And you know too that she saved Zeus and brought
    • Now I
    • of the Gods. The Greek looks up to his Gods and knows: they indeed
    • are ruling now, but they have nothing to do with what I call
    • Now,
    • what these Gods were — I mean now in the Greek consciousness,
    • unsympathetic visits; Zeus in particular, as you know, sometimes paid
    • Zeus-concept was fastened. Now the Greek, even the quite ordinary
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    • human consciousness. We know of the development of consciousness
    • in mankind, we know that we have to look back to earlier times of
    • also refers, as you know, to this subject.
    • Now we saw yesterday
    • on the other we can reflect. You know, moreover, if you have followed
    • more. The forces active in the old clairvoyance are now amidst the
    • know, that when Isis discovered that her spouse, Osiris, had been
    • dead alone are able to do now. The gift of possessing a writing which
    • modern times know, to be sure, about these entirely different
    • these things must be spoken of today, because the knowledge of
    • for what is to develop as the new. If we have knowledge of what once
    • Now today you find in
    • know, the expression in the boys of an organic process, which occurs
    • years — as you know we have already spoken of other experiences
    • what I saw as a child through the Imaginations in the atmosphere, now
    • himself out of the atmosphere. Formerly he had seen it outside; now
    • Imagination. And then she said to herself: what I now perceive
    • think nowadays in an abstract way, inasmuch as they desire to know
    • knowledge, one cannot know, but one knows through the whole
    • human being. One knows what goes on outside in space, goes on
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    • knowledge the far-reaching world-conception, which was an inner
    • experience, signified more than the mere sense-perception knowledge
    • Osiris, Isis, Zeus, Apollo, Mars, Pallas, who are now connected with
    • Now we have seen in
    • Now you see Isis in
    • become famous. Beneath this statue, as is well known, stood the
    • and Ahrimanic figures. People looked at the statue and did not know
    • but she did not know its nature, she knew nothing of the being of
    • to know of this, he gathered together the fourteen pieces, and with
    • all the knowledge of natural scientific profundity he again made
    • scientific nature — still it was of paper. And she now had two
    • chuckling being — mankind still had self-knowledge about this
    • put before them for the benefit of their self-knowledge, in the 15th,
    • Owl with a mirror. Now the learned men naturally have said —
    • then I have one franc. I believe it. So long as I only know that I
    • have a franc, I believe it! But then I get another and I now have
    • two. Now I believe that I have not one at all! — that is the
    • one were to say to Eulenspiegel (whom I now take as a representative
    • and even ‘ideals’. In other words: mankind does not know
    • shown, that the foundation of external knowledge is only a reflection
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    • Now above all one must
    • are now living in the materialistic age, to which is added
    • abstraction in the sense we have come to know it, namely estrangement
    • this World-Clock shall now be set before your soul. We will use it as
    • Now when the time of
    • say: it took its course when man for his knowledge, perception and
    • He met the other man and learnt to know him. As he breathed the air
    • in his neighbourhood, he learnt to know him. Yes, indeed, my dear
    • friends, in many respects to its advantage, modern mankind knows
    • we can perhaps mention presently but which are indeed known to most
    • Now just as in the
    • Now, that which man
    • an instrument of knowledge. These things have only been
    • organ of knowledge, all that concerned the forces of the larynx. The
    • to the world brought him thoughts. Head-knowing is quite
    • different from the earlier forms of knowing. In this epoch
    • head-knowledge came to especial prominence. But in spite of the fact
    • culture. Wars nowadays are behind the times. Although they may be
    • Now the head of man
    • the earth. But think of the great revolution that now comes with the
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    • grows up and attains the age known to us as the average age of life.
    • transformations. Now we have already described in what sense I a
    • We know that at our
    • year. We are now living — since the 15th Century — in the
    • already know in the twenties everything that is to be attained. More
    • There must come an entirely new knowledge of the being of man. For
    • only when an entirely new knowledge of man's being is reached, will
    • reality each age is a transition. But it is a different thing to know
    • Now in these lectures
    • as the absolute. Now Friedrich Schlegel considers that true
    • nowhere has what is meant by the actual Christ-Impulse penetrated in
    • modern times into scientific thought or the life of the State. Now he
    • than they are now, one could look at modern science and modern
    • within them! People do not acknowledge it, but all the sciences are
    • gives rise to the sort of conditions that now exist.
    • Now what Friedrich
    • catastrophic events which now stand so terribly before us. And
    • with sorrowful feelings can one now behold such a motto: ‘For
    • grasped it. That he knows; a feeling of that is present in him. But,
    • enter if fresh knowledge is drawn out of the spiritual world. This he
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    • The matters which we are now discussing are connected with a fact
    • this statement applies particularly to our own time. We know that
    • ‘Know thyself’ stood on Apollo's temple as a challenge to
    • the Delphic temple ‘Know thyself’ merely a phrase at that
    • time, as we know from our various studies. For even in this Grecian
    • age it was still possible to bring about a deeper knowledge of man
    • also a challenge to us to strive again for a real knowledge of man,
    • for a knowledge of what man on the earth actually is.
    • Now it seems as if the
    • so indolent, so theoretic in our thinking as we now prefer. For you
    • being, but we will now grasp it as a unit and leave aside its
    • Now in spiritual
    • Now, man's head is in
    • comets; even meteors — irregularities, as we know — make
    • knows nothing of the fact that the whole world has a share in the
    • coming about of a human head. But now, if through heredity,
    • can see and can think through our head. Many people say nowadays
    • ‘there are limits to human knowledge, one cannot get beyond
    • Now I have often
    • learns to know the upper and the lower Gods, the Upper and the
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    • certainly has that. For as you know, the configuration of the starry
    • it ourselves. Between death and a new birth we come to know all the
    • birth. And just as here on the earth we learn to know the laws by
    • acknowledges that the magnetic needle does not turn by itself to the
    • colour aura that sparkles round him. Now Professor Moritz Benedict,
    • experiments; as he is very unwilling to acknowledge clairvoyance, but
    • probably know that it has played a very special role in this war.
    • had to do such things. Now in the camera obscura and with the method
    • for us now to consider a fact which can only be brought to light
    • their development will perhaps know that in the very early days it
    • Now it is significant
    • spiritual substance continuously, then one knows how to apply it to
    • condition. Now a special problem for me was how matters stood with
    • extraordinarily interesting because, as you probably know, when
    • culture knows that there will be a bad crop three to five years after
    • a year in which there are great numbers of cockchafers. Now I had
    • will speak of this presently — but it is so in our time. Now
    • something is connected with what I have now said that can very easily
    • different. It is dying out. The earth is dying. We know this from
    • Spiritual-Science, since we know that the Earth will be transformed
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    • requisite preliminary knowledge. Other opinions will be in so far
    • you know, when the human being goes through the portal of death, he
    • you know, considerable time elapses before the astral body is also
    • knowledge of anthroposophical spiritual science that the human being
    • universe, — only now the ego and the astral body take separate
    • paths. The astral body, divided from the ego, now goes its own way,
    • body, which however has now become something different. Indeed there
    • you just now how the astral body expands into the universe and how it
    • returns again; this astral body, so to speak, now meets the ego.
    • earth life has expanded into the cosmos, has come back again, and now
    • to higher knowledge, he would, more or less, ruin his human body; for
    • body, now that the human being is so much more intimately connected
    • we learn to know this nuance of the rhythmic system from the other
    • side, from the spirit-soul side. We come to know the process from the
    • knowledge of the human organization as seen from within; they are not
    • knowledge of it coming from within, from intimate contact with both
    • the metabolism). And by coming to know from the other side this
    • be “knowledge a priori.” A priori! Now, that is a
    • then one knows whence this curious mathematical knowledge springs.
    • us assume that we are now examining — according to the
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    • now, what develops out of this sleeping state at the beginning of
    • differentiation. It is well known that speaking is connected with the
    • Now, the characteristic development I have just described is not
    • And now let us consider the Ego during the hours of sleep. The Ego is
    • folk-languages. This is connected with what has now been given. The
    • only acknowledge as Spirit that which enters into the world of
    • knowledge of life. Those who realise what lack of idealism in speech
    • now in the process of learning to walk and can be observed in the
    • control his physical body. Those who understand it fully, know that
    • the capacity to lift the legs and raise the body upright; they know
    • attitude to karma leads us to say: An illness which befalls me now,
    • worlds, a knowledge that for everything there is compensation. But
    • life's happenings rests on the sure knowledge that there is
    • perhaps in some definite failing); I will now eradicate the weakness,
    • we know something of their activity in the physical body. But we know
    • true and penetrating perception of human life know that man lives
    • the Archangeloi through the spirituality of speech; and this now
    • And now, from this point of view, study the connection of what I have
    • within the ether-body; but we know nothing in ordinary consciousness
    • after death, upon his earthly life which has now run its course. The
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    • Also known as: The Ego as Experience of Consciousness,
    • Also known as: The Ego as Experience of Consciousness,
    • that in order really to know something about the nature of man, quite
    • the moment, the shock will make them put aside all such knowledge.
    • It is only now that Goethe finds a world in which his soul really
    • now living in a world of thought not easily intelligible to his
    • And now, by way of contrast, look at the Greek cosmogonies. One feels
    • and, their knowledge of the world is derived, for the most part, from
    • We know that even to-day, when it has become thoroughly decadent,
    • Vedanta philosophy. Moreover we know that this age, too, was preceded
  • 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.
    • After many long years of work in this domain of knowledge, I know
    • intelligible to modern civilisation and culture, and I know, too, how
    • Knowledge of Higher Worlds 26th November, 1921) — to
    • path of knowledge along which the higher, super-sensible worlds are
    • knowledge that man’s power of investigation, in so far as it
    • usually known as the problem of immortality, of destiny, in the
    • knowledge itself, have all been evolved from investigation of the
    • themselves to mere belief but who want to have knowledge of things
    • one possessed of real knowledge they may be merely impressions made
    • A genuine investigator knows that what is absorbed unconsciously in
    • and to attain true and genuine knowledge of the higher, super-sensible
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • and others. It is only possible now to indicate certain
    • It is very important to remember this, for we all of us know that
    • Everyone knows how in a tiny child the brain develops by degrees into
    • In striving for Imaginative Knowledge we again become aware of this
    • consists in the exercising of thought, something that is now plastic
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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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    • and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.
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    • the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.*
    • that the human being now sought to gain a world-conception through
    • have now become mere words for him. But on the other hand, he is
    • been experienced in super-sensible vision and which now existed merely
    • This thinking activity has now adopted a definite attitude in regard
    • other sphere, which contained a knowledge of Nature, to the extent in
    • spheres of knowledge slowly begin to appear from the fifteenth
    • knowledge, which then became the contents of the modern
    • with contents of a natural-scientific character. The knowledge of
    • knowledge which could no longer be grasped to its full extent: the
    • who were striving after knowledge were occupied above all with
    • to gain a knowledge of Nature.
    • struggle of the intellect that was seeking to gain a knowledge of
    • after knowledge had touched the super-sensible sphere with their
    • knowledge of Nature were fundamentally a continuation of what the
    • Church acknowledged to be right in the sphere of natural science. The
    • tendency to include in knowledge nothing but an empiricism based on
    • nevertheless the contents of knowledge.
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  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • been gained in regard to a knowledge of Nature, and nothing had been
    • existence, at least to a certain extent. Theories of knowledge were
    • the same way in which I have now spoken of them. And so he praised
    • know anything about the possibility of forming a conception of the
    • us now consider the positive fact which is contained in all that
    • knowledge of Nature. Something has thus arisen, which acquires a
    • conceptions which now lead us to such an evil, we should also
    • cannot do it completely, for we know that the human being does not
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge does not throw light upon that
    • waking up, it escapes your consciousness, you do not know anything
    • through the fact that we will. Just as little as you know what occurs
    • to you during sleep, just as little do you know what takes place with
    • materialism; for it has led to a positive knowledge of the material
    • Czolbe, who only acknowledge sensualism, or materialism with their
    • with its entirely spiritual inclinations (but the head does not know
    • has appeared in the world-historical events, and this is now
    • seized the instincts, this now appears in the world-historical
    • that knowledge should once more be raised from depths which do not
    • undergone a training in knowledge, if such a human being observes the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Body as a Reflexion of the Universe
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    • We know that when a
    • etheric body, his astral body and his ego. And we know that after a
    • Now it must be evident
    • after having reached, so to speak, a normal age. We know that
    • external physical body (we know this, for it is a trivial truth)
    • known to many of you, but that I must nevertheless repeat here, a
    • body. Now I do not mean to speak of the further path taken by the
    • Dornach in the service of spiritual science, know from that day,
    • now say a few things in regard to the inspirations which must now be
    • aura. If you contemplate the Dornach Building you will know (and
    • those who have seen it know this) that it is a double cupola
    • which I live. Now it is strange to see that little Theodor Faiss'
    • Building know how much they owe to this etheric aura. And I shall
    • we consider the facts which I have described to you just now, we can
    • know the feelings voiced in the first dialogue of my second Mystery
    • clairvoyant knowledge, we fully learn to know the significance of the
    • see, clairvoyant knowledge arises when our soul-spiritual part is
    • Now let us assume that this is the physical-corporeal and that the
    • physical-corporeal part; but let us now imagine a sleeping human
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • man, to know something of the being of man, but yet were unable to
    • attain their goal. In the time in which they lived, ancient knowledge
    • most eminent minds of the day were unable to lead to a new knowledge.
    • Boehme there resounds a kind of longing to know the universe in man
    • and man in the universe. Out of the sum-total of his knowledge of the
    • we find in him a knowledge of the universe which he expresses in
    • not actually reach this knowledge. Giordano Bruno’s imagery is
    • real knowledge of nature. Thus Bacon too, at the turn of the
    • it were at the threshold of the knowledge of life after death but
    • does not actually attain to this knowledge.
    • knowledge of pre-earthly man — a knowledge drawn from ancient
    • of the universe which might have led him to a knowledge of earthly
    • activity of human knowledge, but it has no content. Had it been
    • man. But this he cannot do. His knowledge too remains inadequate.
    • living knowledge which in earlier epochs of human evolution it had
    • object of finding knowledge of the universe. He had really ‘lost’
    • himself, together with his inner life of knowledge, and what remained
    • together, as it were, the last vestiges of knowledge filled with
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man's Development,
    • Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man's Development,
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    • from a long study of the spiritual science of Anthroposophy. We know
    • this course of development, know that the second half of the 19th
    • sent its ramifications into the 20th century, and now these
    • We already know the
    • members constituting human nature. We know that the soul-members of
    • of transformation, in a special course of development. We know that
    • comprehension for that which lived in Roman culture know: There the
    • sense known in Europe, in the Greek culture: The Romans developed the
    • fluctuating knowledge of the universe lived in Europe simultaneously
    • with a fluctuating knowledge of humanity. These had nothing of the
    • penetrating character of the knowledge of the universe that the
    • man sways either towards the longing for an extensive knowledge of
    • the universe, or towards the longing for self-knowledge, knowledge of
    • of the most important things in Anthroposophy is the knowledge that
    • soul-spiritually and bodily. A knowledge going in the direction of
    • spiritual knowledge of the universe, which — in spite of the
    • now existing mature ego-feeling, mature ego-consciousness —
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • “a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being
    • acquire any real self-knowledge or feeling of his own being without
    • human nature actually takes shape are nowhere contained in what man
    • is able to know and experience in the material world. To form an idea
    • knowledge obtained through the senses and through history, here on
    • relationship with earthly affairs that we now have only between death
    • essential way to acquire knowledge of the science of Initiation is to
    • themselves. They know nothing about the impulses that are at work to
    • regard to paths of knowledge. The attitude adopted towards those who
    • can be known, for it need only be remembered that it is the striving
    • If another anchorage were not now available, man would have no ego at
    • is now living in the light, concerns himself with the things of the
    • what I am now saying as a really serious matter — has learnt to
    • Now I would like to call your attention to another tendency which is
    • all the old, habitual conceptions. I have known many people —
    • nowadays to have to witness the attitude to truth adopted by the
    • what corresponds to them nowadays, this would by no means conduce to
    • image of the ego is reflected back to you by the body. You know of
    • your being of which most people at present know nothing, but in which
    • anything, for the Seven Liberal Arts are nowhere included in the
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    • also known as: Man and the World of Stars, and
    • also known as: Man and the World of Stars, and
    • unity. Anyone who is able in one way or another to gain knowledge of
    • the nature of the ancient Mysteries knows that within these
    • Mysteries, knowledge was sought as a revelation of the Spiritual in
    • a knowledge of the spiritual nature of the world. A pictorial
    • knowledge of the Spiritual lay at the foundation of all ancient
    • conceptions of the world. This knowledge came to direct expression,
    • knowledge that can bring to realization what Goethe already divined:
    • a knowledge that raises itself to art, not symbolical
    • Now I should like, in the series of lectures now being given, to
    • say in the first place that already for a long time now the
    • Now in order not to speak merely theoretically but to make what I
    • on earth and now works on further in that life. — I perceived
    • accepted what I had said to them and now they were able to tell me
    • the principle that he who finds his way into it knows that what is
    • important above all is that the spiritual truths now accessible to
    • knowledge. The essential thing is that knowledge should
    • gradually develop together with anthroposophical knowledge out of the
    • single individual, but that, out of the knowledge thus gained in an
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  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • Lectures to Members series. This lecture is also known as:
    • Lectures to Members series. This lecture is also known as:
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    • and so it may perhaps be particularly appropriate just now to say a
    • course which spiritual science has followed up to now, will have
    • one definite standpoint, so that a more accurate knowledge can
    • add to the facts that you already know in connection with this
    • body, which we learn to know externally in the physical world through
    • concerning which we may say that it was already known to men such as
    • grasped through imaginative knowledge owing to its super-sensible
    • character, but as far as imaginative knowledge is concerned, it can
    • contemplated externally through our ordinary sensory knowledge.
    • contemplation and ordinary science, in the form in which it now lives
    • in the world, merely know of the physical body as much as we would
    • know of a house, if we would only go round it outside, without ever
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
    • acquainted with the interior of the physical body! We know what it is
    • strange. But our sense-organs — you know this from other
    • Saturn and Sun periods, our human countenance, that is now turned
    • Moon existence, the foundation of the inner organs which we now
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    • Let us now imagine that in the
    • But something else must now take
    • “Kalevala”, must now be obliterated. This can only be
    • of it — it now streams along as a breath in the sound “RRRUUO”
    • (pronounced EE), whose significance is well known. Consequently, the
    • arisen in the way described just now.
    • speaks in this manner, as explained just now. Modern man, who merely
    • to know what the face was really like. We can only understand it if
    • We might now ask: What
    • Now we might say: The conscience
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    • self-knowledge and thus prove a good preparation for the delegates'
    • of knowledge, the ethical practice, the inner religious life that
    • Now everything that
    • growing up, now turns inward and becomes a striving to make one's
    • with the acceptance of just any haphazard type of knowledge.
    • The kind of knowledge
    • Now let us recognize
    • that the modern way of knowledge has produced objective physics,
    • way of knowledge in keeping not with the world he wants to leave
    • knowledge that corresponds to his in-turned will, that takes him ever
    • were not to change the direction of his knowledge. He would have to
    • but I feel quite at home with the knowledge they produced.” The
    • super-sensible realm as the basis of knowledge. Externalized forms of
    • consists in a compulsion to seek super-sensible knowledge. That the
    • Anthroposophical Society builds its content on knowledge received
    • But now let us weigh
    • between his continuing outer life and the ideal life and knowledge
    • one's will; secondly, in experiencing super-sensible knowledge;
    • the experiencing of knowledge, and one's participation in the time's
    • knowledge, to the participation in the time's destiny that I have
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    • the whole system of man, his astral body and ego. Let us now recall that the
    • Now I have
    • Now we
    • movements. It is the light part of the etheric body that we are now
    • etheric body, now freed from the physical body and no longer restrained by
    • connected with the process described in my book “Knowledge of Higher
    • would know how to interpret them so as to say: ‘These are the movements
    • Pistis-Sophia script. I shall now read you an extract from it as follows:
    • of evil now be driven out (of Ahriman, but Ahriman is not written there), who
    • when this was already known; and the Pistis-Sophia presents a physical
    • knowledge is really to be attained.
    • knowledge. It is not only the knowledge of spiritual truths that is primarily
    • striving after knowledge.
    • now knows, however, that there are a few men — who will be more and
    • must first know what must happen and recognise clearly and without any
    • illusion, that those who have already covered all true effort after knowledge
    • has to enter into the spiritual development of mankind. It is now sought to
    • the fact that care must be taken that things which are now entrusted to print
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 1: Forgetting
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    • sense. Not only does this knowledge help us understand everyday life,
    • You all know it as the word indicating the opposite of what we call
    • conveyed by the word forgetting. You will all know the annoying
    • Now
    • You know, of course, that memory or remembering has something to do
    • Now
    • Now
    • organ, and we can now ask ourselves whether this free etheric organ
    • of forming an idea of this participation is to get to know a fact
    • he has been exposed to an unsuitable climate. Now let us imagine that
    • this holds good in general. Now we must look at the way all that we
    • life, from morning till night, were always in your mind. You know of
    • yesterday and have now forgotten it, the picture of the rose is still
    • Now
    • mental picture we have formed of an external impression, and now have
    • knowledge it does not yet work inwardly to bring life into the free
    • the moral sphere of daily life, let us now consider how forgetting
    • and pleasures. Now the astral body would not be able to be conscious
    • life. Now the joyful bliss of Devachan begins to take the place of
    • Now
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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    • into things in all manner of ways, like the way it is now speaking
    • egoistic desire for recovery; in fact there has to be knowledge of
    • the deeper foundations in these matters, and this knowledge has to be
    • made known.
    • doctors nowadays, properly recognised members of the medical
    • his personal concern. To be effective it is necessary to know how to
    • is it sufficient for anthroposophy to spread the knowledge of man's
    • not just to know this, but to understand more and more clearly the
    • Unless you make it your business to know what spiritual science can
    • know anything about the nature of blood. That would be quite
    • Now I want to say something which will really only be understood by
    • that can be examined in all the known ways. And blood is described
    • to say, it is not only bound to be unknown to materialistic science,
    • through a knowledge of man arising out of spiritual science that we
    • astral body, the nervous system. Now whilst mentioning this second
    • disability in the functioning of the nervous system. Now when the
    • you will know that definite forms of chronic illnesses are connected
    • kind of person is he fundamentally? You have to know what basic
    • have really got to know this aspect of a person, you may have to
    • however, if people only know of it. A lot can be done for some
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    • know that before this we cannot speak of such a division of the sexes
    • enough to make the hands go round. In actual fact if we want to know
    • know (of) today as the difference between the various
    • coincide nowadays with puberty, it became possible for him to let
    • influence on him. If people go on a long journey nowadays, however
    • nowadays change so little during their life. And this led
    • Now
    • Now
    • its influence upon him. Now we know when we base ourselves on
    • divine-spiritual environment it now came more from the passions and
    • surroundings, he now acquired something through the act of
    • world. So we now have two types of human being. These two types live
    • stimulated sensual attraction to one another. What now confronts man
    • of original sin. And now we come to something else: an entirely new
    • absolutely healthy — made man in their own likeness. But now
    • the physical body. Now we will understand a number of things that
    • cannot be understood otherwise. I will now speak of ordinary mineral
    • physical body. Now what is the significance of man giving his
    • attention. Now if someone has taken a mineral medicament, you can
    • clairvoyant vision to the mineral or metal that he now has within
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    • understand this fact and many others besides. You know from the
    • understood when we know that he has a fourfold structure of physical
    • very complicated. It takes a very long time for man to get to know
    • important — but which is also variable. What we know as the
    • that we can best get to know these inner and outer connections if we
    • the physical body now. But the physical body with its nerves and
    • imagine the ego as it is nowadays, in the waking state, we have to
    • changes during the night, about which the ordinary human being knows
    • seven days. But now we are approaching a sphere about which we would
    • improbable this sounds to people today. Nowadays they have almost
    • various bodies influence one another. We know that we are embedded in
    • Now
    • to people nowadays as mere fantasy, although it is nevertheless true.
    • now think of the astral body that accomplishes its round in the
    • body. Now we will suppose that the astral body has a certain defect.
    • Now
    • astral body; pneumonia can occur in no other way. Now think of the
    • affects the physical body. Now the body begins to revolt with a
    • fever is now suppressed. Through the fact that the particular part of
    • the fever. The opposing rhythm of the body now suppresses the
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 5: Rhythms in the Being of Man
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    • question: How can a knowledge of these things help us understand in a
    • times seven days it returns to the same point. And now please bear in
    • starting-point. You know of course that a great difference exists and
    • when we know things like this that lie behind the sense perceptible
    • circumstances there is no recovery. This fact is known by most
    • correctly ascertained, and if you do not know which the first day is
    • then as a rule you do not know which the seventh day is either. But
    • sense phenomena into the spiritual world, knows of these rhythms, and
    • Now
    • the person who looks behind the scenes of existence knows that the
    • relationship of 1:12. Now suppose you look at the clock at noon, when
    • and just over five minutes later. Now you have a similar relationship
    • relation to the etheric body. Now the astral body begins to rotate.
    • the cycle behind the original one. Now imagine you have a case of the
    • the etheric body. Now in the etheric body there must be not only the
    • of the etheric body that is now covered by the part of the astral
    • not got the tendency now to push the illness out, the patient comes
    • world. And we must penetrate further and further. Now let us enquire
    • organised in connection with the four quarters of the moon. Now just
    • an ancient heritage of rhythmic knowledge. As the rhythm of the body
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    • connected with the span of one human lifetime. Now anyone who is able
    • is very interesting for people to know, namely, how illnesses are
    • things most of you know from other lectures, but it is essential to
    • know that on passing through the portal of death man first of all has
    • the kind of experiences that come about because he is now in an
    • know that when man has just passed through the portal of death he
    • out of habit you might say — that he hankered for in life. Now
    • life runs its course, and we know that at this stage of his existence
    • Now
    • brought to others. Only now it is in his own astral body that he
    • us suppose that in his twentieth year B hurt A. He now has to feel
    • kind of connection. Now you will realise that the Kamaloca forces we
    • meeting them again. Now this depends, too, on the other people,
    • Now
    • again with all the forces we have mustered. This is inevitable. Now
    • brings with it from the past. Now it all depends on whether the soul
    • Now
    • person does not need to know about all this, yet he will be aware of
    • might well be too late. But then the soul has now gained the strength
    • knowledge is not so closely connected with us as the temperament and
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    • and altogether that which is greatest, is not to be sought in unknown
    • fellow creatures. Therefore only a knowledge and understanding that
    • spiritual scientist, for he knows that when the animal does something
    • to know what laughing and weeping really imply, and therefore ascribe
    • it to animals as well. A person who really observes the soul knows
    • characteristics. Now it is true that the actual individual kernel of
    • Now
    • group ego from outside can laughing and weeping arise. Now because
    • Now
    • unless we know what is actually happening in the spiritual part of
    • Now
    • laughing and weeping, for you know that whilst laughing and weeping
    • moving, because we know that it will and must be overcome, but how
    • shall get to know many more things about the being of man. But I
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • you consider what you know of earth conditions, then even if you look
    • are connected with the unfolding of man's inner being. Now if even
    • know human conditions if we continually consider them from different
    • know, still one body. The conditions within our whole evolution must
    • the sun and then the moon separated from the earth! Now we know that
    • sun and the moon did man become like we know him today. What were the
    • Now
    • on to the earth from outside. You know, of course, that the nearer we
    • can now compare with what you encounter here and there in
    • regions of ancient Atlantis known today as the temperate zones.
    • Now
    • in legends is absolutely based on a knowledge of the truth. If,
    • it were. Now the colour of egohood is red or copper or a yellowish
    • self-respect can even nowadays turn a man as it were yellow with
    • place we know of in Asia.
    • Now
    • will now be comprehensible to you: they present various combinations
    • to acknowledge this as an acceptable idea? He united himself with the
    • present-day scholars, perhaps, will only get to know of if they
    • when nothing was known as yet of what was going on in the South,
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    • know that man's development is a gradual and very complicated
    • today, for you already know it. According to spiritual science man
    • the physical maternal sheath. But we know that when this has happened
    • is stripped off, and not until now, at the age of seven, is the
    • Now
    • compare it with that of the plant. We know that the plant only has
    • is all that the plant has in addition. Now we have seen that man's
    • conception, and it now becomes free. Hence, because there is
    • Now
    • closely now, for we are coming to a most important and most difficult
    • something karmic. But suppose you only know something about the theft
    • the objective world who has done the stealing, but you know nothing
    • has already developed further in previous incarnations. And now
    • know the significance of why one thing is painted like this and the
    • now the following will take place.
    • will develop in his own way through the subsequent ages. We know that
    • Now
    • wheel becomes faulty, so you replace it with a new one. Now you have
    • wheel becomes faulty. You replace that, and you now have the old
    • vehicle. And now transfer this idea to human evolution. During the
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    • the Medici tombs in Florence. Our attitude to spiritual knowledge can
    • already some knowledge of occult science — to approach and
    • different angle, and indeed we cannot begin really to know anything
    • more unjustified than to believe that by knowing the contents of that
    • study; nowhere are they at variance with what was then said. It has
    • is only now possible to consider certain matters which bring home the
    • knowledge brought from the spiritual world.
    • For some years now the relationship of human beings
    • content of those worlds should flow into the human soul. But now we
    • this inflow of spiritual knowledge to be a reality. Hence the further
    • have often said that anyone possessed of spiritual knowledge is aware
    • ‘chance’ events, as they are called nowadays, have been
    • knowledge of this change, or at least that such souls should be able
    • previously or are ready now to participate in this activity from the
    • now, to agitate in the way that is customary on the physical plane
    • creation, or where there is a genuine striving for knowledge or for
    • higher knowledge will be attained by one who attempts to formulate it
    • out of concepts already familiar to him. Higher knowledge can be
    • I want now to speak of so-called spiritual healing. Here
    • respect of knowledge, of perception, however, there is a difference.
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    • first person. We know too that this year, although it varies in many
    • Now what does unprejudiced observation of life teach us
    • We know that this ‘I’-consciousness,
    • now with the physical and etheric bodies. A person who is able —
    • even without any occult knowledge — to observe the life of soul
    • that is possible without any occult knowledge provided only there is
    • the ‘I’, and we will now try to be clear as to how this
    • know that the other beings are there but we seem to be within a shell
    • whereas nowadays men on Earth are divided by race, descent and so
    • starting-point, what is now to be said will in a certain sense be
    • Those who understand this passage know that Abraham, who was destined
    • shall now be mentioned because it can throw light upon the point
    • be made between knowledge of Christian tenets and the reality
    • although up to now understanding has been rare. When St. Paul made it
    • between knowledge and reality, it must nevertheless be said that he
    • asks himself: To what extent is he Christ-like? The fact of knowing
    • a person knows the reality of Christianity — in the sense that
    • it is not essential to know physiology provided that digestion takes
    • important knowledge for the Earth — knowledge that men will
    • their force: Thou art a God, be as a God! We know with all certainty
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    • resulting from the admission: I am now in the spiritual world and
    • knows that it must be so and that it would be detrimental for his
    • We will now take an example that can be instructive in
    • You may have known such a case. If the friend had been the first to
    • including those of which he has no conscious knowledge or may even
    • soul's depths and of which the ‘I’ knows nothing.
    • now asserts itself and becomes an intense wish for Anthroposophy.
    • I want to make you aware of how little a man really knows about the
    • things of the world surrounding him. He knows very little indeed of
    • intellect he gets to know and recognise the ordinary facts of life in
    • which he is involved. He gets to know what is going on both in the
    • the sea's bed. As we pass through life we get to know external
    • come our way. Who among all of you sitting here can know what you
    • been cancelled and you had been somewhere else. If you had known
    • from what it now is, because you have no idea of what might
    • Now the following may happen. A man may take serious
    • known it would be possible for people to speak from one town to
    • Now the human soul has just as much and just as little
    • to know what occult investigation reveals, namely that the Ego and
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    • region which receives forces radiated from the planet known in occult
    • not as things are on Earth, when man does not really know his own
    • being. What, after all, does he know about the processes working in
    • his organism? He knows nothing of them through direct perception and
    • what is learnt from anatomy or biology conveys no real knowledge of
    • If we now think of the difference between a condition
    • quite different matter from ordinary sleep at night. What I have now
    • Now that part of the Ego-aura which streams downwards
    • Now
    • it is extremely important to know that in view of the evolution of
    • beings having gradually acquired knowledge of particular processes,
    • We ourselves have now reached the point when it is
    • might ask in vain: Is there now Full Moon or New Moon? This does not
    • development. What holds good for the soul now would have been utterly
    • and the other methods employed nowadays. Engineers in those times no
    • waking life were instinctive. They had acquired their knowledge —
    • and stupendous knowledge has been preserved from the Egypto-Chaldean
    • Nowadays man has eyes only for the material picture of the stars in
    • grouping of the stars, but we have now progressed sufficiently to be
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    • study which because of the significant knowledge it contains may well
    • was incarnated as the person known in history as
    • Those who desire to understand from occult knowledge the
    • Now let us remind ourselves of how life flows by on
    • the Mystery of Golgotha and thereafter a phase of ascent — now
    • is known to all occultists that the same soul which appeared on Earth
    • of materialistic knowledge of the world; and in the further course of
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds. How is it Achieved?
    • who had at one time been incarnated on the Earth but now no longer
    • now a spiritual Being after having risen to the rank of Buddhahood.
    • Rosenkreutz whose, work on Earth now continued without the
    • We are now at the threshold of a great mystery, a
    • of mankind. Those who genuinely understand this evolution know that
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    • individuality of whom we are now thinking lived on the Earth as
    • know that in the post-Atlantean era there have so far been five main
    • We also know that in each such epoch the next is prepared — as
    • 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
    • of the Holy Grail can impart to men of the modern age knowledge that
    • reincarnation and karma? Why had these teachings now to be added to
    • But we must now consider closely how man is related
    • We know that the human being on Earth consists of
    • Ego, together with everything that belongs to these members. We know,
    • there at all or merely continuing to live knowing nothing of itself,
    • must also have some knowledge of itself. Thus the immortality of the
    • even if we cannot yet claim to have any knowledge of occultism?
    • acquiring knowledge of the nature of man, this observation is of
    • second is the following: We know that in the first period of his life
    • Now let us observe what this real ‘I’ does.
    • Form, known in the Bible as the Elohim, are the Beings from whom the
    • of epochs now past. It would be a very noteworthy achievement if a
    • Now there is one organ in man in which, even if he is
    • and not yet enclosed by the skull. Whereas it is now fixed and static
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    • its influence. St. Paul's profound esoteric knowledge exemplified in
    • he begins to feel and know himself as an ‘I’, when
    • formative principle has now come to its conclusion. Were its activity
    • later than is now the case.
    • been drawing near to him but now they unite in the fullest sense with
    • his organism, lay hold of it, but in such a way that they now act as
    • have now been able to consider many different aspects of the work of
    • the Ego. We know that man received the germ of his physical body from
    • is very important that teachers should have knowledge of these two
    • deal is said nowadays against belief in authority, although in actual
    • knowledge — matters relating, for example, to health and
    • illness. Why, it is asked today, should anyone need to know about
    • health and illness? The doctors know about these matters and the
    • Beings belonging to the higher Hierarchies. Now we know that the
    • very presentation was based upon profound esoteric knowledge. We
    • human beings had gradually withered away in the soul. Now the life
    • Shades.’ We know that this saying was true when applied to the
    • the course of time that a human being now possessed very little of
    • guidance of the Beings we know as the Angeloi, Archangeloi and so on.
    • important that this should be known. The work of the Luciferic beings
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    • course of evolution. Men are now beginning to be interested only in
    • Now the greatest mysteries of existence are not to be
    • we know from Spiritual Science, namely that the three kingdoms of
    • human kingdom. But then we know that the essential realities which we
    • it is then, for the first time, that knowledge dawns in us of the
    • Now the human body — and here I mean the physical
    • the viewpoint of sleep, because then we know that it is the
    • the great intensity at what may now be called the human body; we
    • exercised by one current upon another. All this is invisible. And now
    • now that of which we can say ‘I’ — and what we then
    • considered now, but among many other relevant aspects there is this,
    • the spiritual world and limited to the world of the senses. And now
    • life of the physical environment. The Earth is now dying, withering
    • they now see only what is material and actually boast of having
    • lecture ‘On the Boundaries of Knowledge’,
    • ‘astronomical knowledge of a material system’ —
    • spirit. And this we can do when we impart to human souls knowledge
    • in the spirit may begin. Now, in this incarnation, each one of us can
    • assimilate Anthroposophy in the life of soul; and what is now
    • And now something shall be said that enables a seer to
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    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
    • We know that when an individual has spent this period of
    • understanding, unaware of what they wish to bestow. Now the way in
    • unknowingly through our super-sensible existence until the next birth,
    • when he passes into the life between death and rebirth. Now, he can,
    • — and there are many such people nowadays — in these
    • investigation and knowing the conditions of human life, we penetrate
    • cases, there are thousands and thousands of people nowadays to whom
    • To know this is extremely important for the general
    • We will now consider still another case, of one who
    • attuned to it. I have known men who cannot even sew on a button to
    • way known to you, but again the belief might arise that it is not
    • position after death to know how things are in the spiritual worlds;
    • Now it is a fact that having passed through the phase of
    • without it now. No, what has been neglected here cannot be retrieved
    • knowledge of these things here on Earth and can begin to know them
    • die in order to acquire certain knowledge. When we pass through the
    • during his lifetime have had no knowledge at all of Spiritual
    • consistently abused it. Now he has passed through the gate of death
    • on the knowledge to him out of love. Connection with the Earth must
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    • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man
    • Now
    • functions of the several planets. It is now a matter of harmonising
    • experiences in the Sun sphere the region of true Soul-Life. We know
    • more and more closely into contact with those forces which now enable
    • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man,
    • Winter we could now say that from the Mars region onwards the human
    • archetypes of earthly things. During life on earth he learns to know
    • ourselves belonged. We learn, therefore, gradually to know our
    • know more and more clearly in this realm that in his own inner being
    • region, the lowest region of Spiritland. If we now ask whence the
    • Brahman’, we have now identified the region in question and
    • region, the lowest region of Devachan, there can now be added what we
    • Golgotha he was, as we know, sent by an act of Rosicrucian wisdom to
    • you now know to be the Mars region and in which a self-evident
    • we now pass on to consider the cosmic aspects of the second region of
    • to all creeds; and we know that on its return journey through these
    • you now read what is said in the book
    • self-knowledge, of completely unbiased self-knowledge. Only by being
    • able to put self-knowledge into practice can the soul find entrance
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    • as we try to gain knowledge, we must penetrate into the spiritual
    • anthroposophical knowledge concerning man and the evolution of the
    • Among the varied forms of knowledge that we try to reach
    • knowledge of the Christ; knowledge of the fundamentally important
    • deepened anthroposophical knowledge, into the course of human
    • knowledge. This contradiction can be cleared away only when we call
    • amount of knowledge concerning the facts of Nature and have been
    • But if we now take these highly significant advances in
    • realise that as the story of the event on Golgotha became known in
    • Now from the outset I would like to say that when in
    • world, we certainly find there nothing that is known to-day about the
    • anyone may be, however little he may care to know about the Mystery
    • known.
    • world, you may refuse to know anything about clairvoyant impressions,
    • to know through clairvoyance, there is fundamentally nothing to
    • including knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha, and to reflect how
    • comes a feeling which at first knows nothing of the historical
    • Gnosticism. The Gnosis is known in the most varied ways. Externally,
    • remarkably little is really known about it, but from the available
    • Now, anyone who steeps himself in the Gnosis of that
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    • know that the Ego of Zarathustra had lived in this body; that the
    • Now we must speak of the way in which Paul tried to come
    • We know that the souls of those great teachers were open to cosmic
    • mysteries which were lost to the wisdom-knowledge of later times. And
    • known what it was all about. And since one cannot properly express in
    • say of it: Now there is present a body in which the Christ can
    • incarnate. It was not there in the preceding epochs; but now it is
    • knowledge and faith — which implies a complete abandonment of
    • any knowledge about the being of Christ Jesus ... not to speak of
    • Now, fundamentally speaking, it is certainly not easy to
    • these ways now. But there is one way among the many that I should
    • as we start looking at the fairly detailed knowledge about the Sibyls
    • covers them nowadays. In this condition they are useless; they must
    • unconscious, the unknown. The Libyan Sibyl, the hasty one, looks as
    • had appeared on Earth then, would have known from the writing in the
    • now gave confused glimpses of the spiritual world.
    • of the old way of knowing the world, prevalent during the first three
    • the emergence of the Evangelists and of Paul. But we can now see how
    • cultivated. I know I am saying something strange, but we shall see
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    • From earlier lectures we know that the Christ Being can
    • further into that just now. We will simply look up to the Christ
    • Christ related to the nature of Jesus? Now we already know that we
    • development appropriate for so lofty an Ego in that period. We know
    • We must now consider a little this Nathan Jesus child. I
    • we will now call simply Jesus of Nazareth, have any previous
    • evolution on Earth. We know that before the Lemurian Age they had
    • gone away to other planets. But we know also that the evolution of
    • certain order and harmony, imbued with wisdom, could now flow into
    • Spirit of Christ permeated him again. And through what was now
    • sense-organs, so moderation was now bestowed on the vital organs.
    • Now these three soul-powers, thinking, feeling and
    • spiritual world. And now the soul of that Being who later became the
    • who now for the third time descended upon him, permeating him. So in
    • Now I would wish to depict for you this third ensouling
    • there developed also that star worship which is indeed known
    • Nazareth, but we are speaking now of an event that took place in
    • divine figure emerged from the others. The Greeks, we know,
    • We come to know Apollo if we look at Parnassus and the
    • had no skin — he is known in mythology as the Flayed Marsyas —
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    • Mystery of Golgotha. Now we have to inquire how the effects of this
    • post-Atlantean epoch. We know that in terms of spirituality it was
    • the highest post-Atlantean epoch up to now, but that what the souls
    • Zarathustrian impulse. Now I must here remark in parenthesis that I
    • Yesterday I described it as the epoch in which knowledge was kindled
    • space, men could now perceive how harmony and melody in cosmic
    • epoch? What I am now going to say applies not only to the Greek and
    • And now to carry this further, let us try to call up before our souls
    • We know, and have emphasised, that the Earth develops
    • ‘man of earth’. And now let us pass on to the time of
    • expressed now in the fruitfulness of the Earth, is what draws them,
    • cannot go now into the follies of modern scholarship. The
    • the Law. That was the especial concern of the Prophets. And now let
    • us look back a little, with the aid of occult knowledge, over what we
    • Yesterday we came to know about the threefold
    • threefold Christ-event lives on. In his soul is the knowledge: “As
    • We can now say that it was part of the karma of world
    • and do we not know how in his next incarnation the messenger
    • And now the Geology of the Jews was to be permeated by
    • And now you will remember something I touched on in the
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    • humanity in the way known to us, one result was that the chaotic
    • in the place where you are now.” Under the influence of this
    • I had quite understood something you all know from the Parsifal saga
    • do with a certain matter, one very often does not know what will be
    • coming from the spiritual world. Often one does not know in the least
    • Thus I did not know how to proceed when I once asked the Norwegian
    • to be there, as the saga itself tells us; and now we need to recall
    • We know that Parsifal's mother, Herzeleide, bore
    • peculiar character; we know that she wished to shield him from
    • exposed to the dangers that had surrounded his father. But we know
    • We know that after many wanderings, during which he
    • nowadays — is served, the Holy Grail withdraws into the room of
    • signifies — naturally he did not know their names. He then goes
    • Now when I tried to accompany Parsifal to the hermit, a
    • is nowhere recorded — but I am able to give you the full truth
    • And now, as my concern was to find the Vessel, I was at
    • and should now like to put it as follows.
    • epoch, but permeated now with the Christ Impulse. Today we must
    • now observe — these thoughts about a revival of the stellar
    • Now rolls at last down to his chin
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    • spiritual world. Of course I know very well that if modern
    • Now before we go further and try to interpret this sign
    • Spirit of the sun rests in the vessel of the moon. And if we now
    • Now let us recall how in accordance with an old
    • Now let us try again to get our bearings with regard to
    • might become the bearer of spiritual culture in later times. Now let
    • the Moon forces, which have left their remains in the moon known to
    • Now I should like to bring before you two facts which
    • know nothing of the angles which their rays make with the earth, the
    • the Sibylline forces we should now call them. For it cannot be
    • reverence due to God and misleading unhappy men. And now, although
    • And if we now ask how Parsifal gradually gains
    • knowledge, what do we find? Who is he, this Parsifal? He is ignorant
    • of certain things; he is held to be ignorant — but of what? Now
    • as the saga portrays him. He knows nothing about the surface course
    • protected from it. What he learns to know comes from sources active
    • he is one of those who know nothing of what has been going on
    • Grail: he has to meet Amfortas. We know that Amfortas had indeed been
    • knows nothing of it. But the forces which had guided human history
    • blameless forces of the soul, and not with traditional knowledge and
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    • Also known as: Perceiving the Thought Being ...
    • we know that there is concealed within us, within our human being,
    • nowhere today in the external world. In primeval ages the Saturn
    • evolution had died away, there came as you know, the Sun evolution
    • history which is written nowadays of Persia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, up
    • outwardly active. Now if we encounter a man we shall say: “You,
    • laws, and exist in succeeding ages solely as last remains. Now you
    • The question could now arise:
    • the thoughts were outside. Now, in the third period men became aware:
    • wonderful ideal-edifice. But the question arises: Now is that all
    • But now what is this whole
    • element of philosophical development. Now the development of
    • now have philosophy coinciding with the general evolution of mankind,
    • Now during earthly evolution they enter again not into what is new
    • his philosophy not knowing that in this development the Spirits of
    • You know that Ahriman and
    • physical body and this as we know ends at death.
    • develops between the ages of 28 and 35 years. And now we are living
    • its puberty at the time of Thales and Anaxagoras, and has now reached
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    • Working, this lecture is also known as:
    • The Science of Initiation and Knowledge of the Stars.
    • The translator is unknown.
    • Working, this lecture is also known as:
    • The Science of Initiation and Knowledge of the Stars.
    • civilisation all knowledge has been lost. To realise the loss we need
    • You know from my book
    • united with the Earth. The Moon then separated from the Earth and now
    • of the Spiritual behind it. To those who have knowledge of both its
    • Now, as you all know, we see what is outside or in front of a mirror
    • the Beings who have now withdrawn into the Moon fortress in the
    • have now entrenched themselves in the Moon fortress were once the
    • In this way one comes gradually to a knowledge of the “individuality”
    • of the Moon, to knowledge of what the Moon is in reality, whereas all
    • other knowledge is only like information we could glean about a human
    • refuses any approach towards initiation to know anything about the
    • We turn now to Saturn. In earlier times Saturn was regarded as the
    • much later. We will leave them out of consideration now and think of
    • know that as far as his apparent movement is concerned, Saturn moves
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    • configuration of the spiritual worlds, is gained through knowledge,
    • through a knowledge of the objective facts to which we are led
    • We already know this. In cases where we have to justify spiritual
    • us to know the corresponding configuration of the conditions of life
    • the one hand, the knowledge gained through spiritual science could
    • definite aspect (it is, after all, possible to know the real
    • upon the foundation of real knowledge,) it is, on the other hand,
    • that, at first, we learn to know the chief facts of spiritual life,
    • for many people. We must now bear in mind the fact that spiritual
    • into them and streams through them, he can now bring about this
    • If we now trace the path of the person who has remained
    • experiences through which he has passed are now contained in the soul
    • knowledge of these facts and of the way in which they interpenetrate
    • we view things from this angle we shall be able to draw knowledge out
    • however, only if we know the corresponding facts pertaining to the
    • Perhaps you know that in our physical life we can often
    • These plain words often contain what I have just characterized. Now
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge we shall see the true connexions of
    • human soul-life was exactly the same as now. This is quite wrong. The
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    • of our studies we may well take our start from what is already known
    • it, as you know, there is the elemental world. That is the next world
    • world’ that world which can only be perceived by what we know
    • Now in the time immediately following our passage through the Gate of
    • and, as a result, special relations now emerge between what is thus
    • of mutual relation now arises between what our own etheric body has
    • become — united as it now is with its counterpart or
    • spiritual scientist merely by knowing about certain things. You are
    • so only if you feel yourself, by virtue of this knowledge, within the
    • spiritual world; if you know yourself quite definitely as a member in
    • are now harbouring is of significance for the entire universe, for at
    • Now after a human
    • beings living with them in the physical body. Whether we know it or
    • to know our human life unless we gain knowledge of these
    • the occult connections in the world knows that when two human beings
    • elemental world. But with the higher world to which I now refer, we
    • Now in this
    • have now called the world-of-soul. It is with the beings of the soul
    • Now just as we
    • I am now describing. It is only the immediate, straightforward
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    • I have often mentioned that a new stream of spirituality is now ready
    • now practically run its course — and a future devoted to the
    • will say next. One is not curious because one knows it already; it
    • spirituality from higher regions of world existence now seeks entry
    • gradually acquire knowledge in a different way, — he must set
    • knowledge does not reach.
    • nowadays provide mankind with a vast amount of popular information.
    • must rediscover what lies behind the knowledge provided by external
    • when knowledge is no longer obtained by means of combining abstract,
    • that. Thus these beings defy being counted. It must be acknowledged
    • air. But now we live at a time when the intellect has begun to
    • certain age know that formerly one gained insight into another human
    • now analyse. This is just one example from one misunderstood aspect
    • turn to spiritual knowledge and the insight that what exists up in
    • The significance of spiritual knowledge for man's earthly destiny
    • essential that knowledge is attained of that which endures beyond
    • significance. Man must grow beyond earth existence through knowledge
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    • and so it may perhaps be particularly appropriate just now to say a
    • science has followed up to now will have shown you that in every
    • so that a more accurate knowledge can gradually be acquired by
    • already know in connection with this subject a few things that may be
    • take, as a foundation, his physical body which we learn to know
    • was already known to men such as Immanuel Hermann Fichte, son of the
    • man's etheric body can only be grasped through imaginative knowledge
    • knowledge is concerned, it can be contemplated externally,
    • through our ordinary sensory knowledge.
    • which it now lives in the world, merely know of the physical body as
    • much as we would know of a house if we would only go round it
    • know what it is like inside, nor what people live in it.
    • physical body! We know what it is like, because we have frequently
    • you know this from other descriptions contained in our spiritual
    • which is now turned towards the outer world, was really turned
    • which we now possess was still formed from outside. Since that time,
    • If we now come to the etheric body, we shall find that
    • which the human being now passes, the first days after his death, are
    • You already know (for you can observe this even in the
    • of the earth. Now we might think that the physical body simply ceases
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    • And that Spirit whom we seek to know through our
    • It is our striving to penetrate, knowingly and at the
    • which are closed to the usual everyday knowledge, the usual
    • intellectual knowledge — bound to the physical plane.
    • must assume to be known from other meetings and through our books.
    • we learn to know all those shattering experiences which must heap
    • into the fundamental conditions of existence, when he knows that
    • who accompanies the dead into the spiritual world, he learns to know
    • Now
    • We know
    • himself of four parts, which are well known to us: physical body,
    • Now, it is a great prejudice of the modern materialistic
    • For this reason, we often speak, as you know, in
    • aggregation, whereas physics does not acknowledge it as such, but
    • But now imagine such a small experience increased into a
    • we pass through the gate of death, of knowingly participating in the
    • Consider now, for a moment, what this means. When we
    • his birth through physical means alone, indeed, no one knows anything
    • also laid aside. We know, too, that a certain importance must be
    • now entering the life of the etheric world outside.
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    • begin, may add somewhat to the knowledge of what we may call the
    • of spiritual knowledge that are really somewhat remote from modern
    • require a much longer time. We should not advance in our knowledge of
    • without a certain degree of opposition that might now and then be
    • as we are not now speaking about the path of knowledge — what
    • knowledge and grasp of the great laws of humanity, he cannot be
    • certain respect free himself. Now the ‘homeless’ men of
    • all times, from primeval ages down to our own day, have always known,
    • there are good reasons why one should now begin to speak of this
    • Self-knowledge of the Folk.’ In ancient Greece, in the
    • Apollonic Mysteries the sentence ‘Know thyself’ played a
    • addressed to the Folk-souls; ‘Know yourselves as Folk-souls’.
    • Now in our age it will be peculiarly difficult to
    • recognize beings, who to external sensible perception and knowledge
    • present time to acknowledge that a man, as he stands before us in the
    • present day. If one were to ask, — let us now say, in order to
    • member of the human being, the ‘ I ’. We know
    • the man of the present day. But you know also that we look forward to
    • what it is to-day. The astral body will then represent what you know
    • past, one in which we now live, and three others, out of which, in
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    • Now of course it might be said: It must certainly be
    • consciousness. Now where does clairvoyant research find something
    • You all know that the features of the surface of the earth vary in
    • of the physical world should speak thus, for he only knows what he
    • countries in various parts of the earth knows that the peculiar form of
    • exhaust what he knows about this particular country. When we speak of
    • Now how does what may be called the work of the
    • of the folk flows into these three temperaments. Now these three may
    • of the egos of these beings. Now in order to form quite a concrete
    • way within a folk. Now after we have said this, we have in reality
    • But now to a folk, as you may easily suppose, there
    • and so to speak, work in conjunction with them. Now from this
    • clear as to these Beings, from our general knowledge of the
    • Beings whom we call Spirits of Form or Powers, who are now two stages
    • should have had at the earlier stages. Now throughout the evolution
    • Sun but are going through it now during the earth period, so that
    • they are Beings who are now at the stage of Folk-spirits, but possess
    • discriminate whether these are Beings who have now normally reached
    • direction. Now if the Archai act thus and direct the Spirit of the
    • upon the Moon are now not Spirits of Form or Powers as they ought to
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    • bodies, who are now at the present time engaged in transforming their
    • We must now look a little into the inner nature of such
    • From an external description, therefore, we now press on
    • It will now be a case of starting out from some conception with which
    • that the three angles of a triangle are 180 deg., and you know
    • want you just to think of an iron or a wooden triangle; if now you
    • out the following in thought. What I am now drawing is only drawn to
    • In order to arrive at geometrical, mathematical knowledge it is not
    • most practical, because people already know it, having learnt it at
    • logic is unknown to most people. By this you may therefore see how a
    • man may arrive at knowledge merely from within, without being brought
    • expressed in words, ‘Something is now approaching me from a
    • Now the Archangels are not Beings who can form
    • Now remember how in man the ‘ I ’,
    • Now just as man by means of his sense-perception looks
    • know in ourselves as intellectual-soul or mind-soul. Think of these
    • We must now again look into the inner life of one of
    • something which a man feels as happening from within him. Now the
    • Manas, and are now transforming their etheric body or life-body into
    • Archangel knows what must be done during the upward period, during
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    • take into consideration that man, such as we know him, is in reality
    • and being come about. We know from the study of Akashic Records and
    • the consciousness of the ‘ I ’, and we know
    • in bringing to man his ‘ I ’. But now what
    • present-day consciousness much too soon, for you know that in the man
    • still, so that now, during the Earth-evolution, they might be able to
    • who remained at the stage of the Spirits of Form and are now active
    • earth only in the condition which he now reaches in his twentieth or
    • And now you can understand the whole course of human
    • Now during this time, which on the whole is under the
    • We must now take care that we do not consider the world
    • conditions more minutely later on. I shall now characterize them in
    • If you now pass on further into Asia, you find a spot on
    • not to misunderstand what is now being said, it only refers to man in
    • repetition is not now the movement of races, it is a higher stage of
    • earth; now, when they were again present on the same part of the
    • now known to science is only a successor, can in this way be
    • Now let us glance at the repetition of the race
    • rigid, senile element. This was always known in the Mystery Schools.
    • You will understand now why I said, that what I had to communicate
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    • to a person from what we must now describe quite objectively. As long
    • are now scattered here and there among the greater peoples, have
    • Now in order to acquire a complete understanding of the
    • know as the spiritual hierarchies, work in evolution.
    • Now let us ask ourselves: How do the still higher
    • which, as we know, man belongs as the lowest member. If you remember
    • what has already been explained, you will then know that we so
    • Now let us ask: As all spiritual Beings manifest
    • of Nature and Spirit knows only the domain of maya or illusion, the
    • you by means of an example, that man knows only the most external
    • of the North. Now the first thing he will say of it is: ‘Here
    • our earth to form itself into just such a planet as it now is. The
    • Now if you wish to form an idea of how the Spirits of
    • South from the other parts of Europe. Now how did this Alpine chain
    • Here we would have the Bohemian Plateau. Now picture to
    • if he did not know it — what spiritual science has long
    • work in what we know as heat, they are behind every sort of heat.
    • Now it is exceptionally difficult, as all conceptions
    • Now these forces in man, both in the outer and the inner
    • to the old Saturn. The knowledge that he owes his physical body to
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    • You will also to a certain extent have the feeling that knowledge
    • only advance little by little in our knowledge; nevertheless, from
    • Now it may be asked: Why was Sun split off at all? That
    • You have now, when you look into the cosmos, a sort of
    • being, which produces the average general human nature. Now into
    • centre of the Earth, really produce what we know as the five
    • If we now more closely characterize the spot which in
    • Let us now follow on further along the line which we
    • conception of this, you will acquire an inner knowledge of these
    • unique racial characters which are spread over the Earth, a knowledge
    • one such Mystery-Oracle the truths of which we are now speaking were
    • destiny. What may we now consider a man of the Mercury race, of the
    • himself the whole human nature. But now from the Mercury centre the
    • Now how do these Race-spirits work in and upon man? They
    • forces first of all when they reach the physical body. You know that
    • shadows of the higher members. Now where for instance does Mercury
    • If you now pass further over to Asia, you find there in
    • Now let us go up over the wide Mongolian plains. In
    • You will now perceive the special element contained in
    • We shall now go back still further and trace how the
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    • Now let us ask ourselves the following: Do these
    • spiritual Beings with whom we are now dealing also progress in their
    • the Age or Archai of the post-Atlantean age of civilization. Now this
    • the last lecture you will know that it is in their blood, to
    • different knowledge from that to which the sympathies or antipathies
    • be a sort of Spirit of Form. What we are now coming to is something
    • We know that at that time the event occurred which we
    • Now what became of the Archangel of the Celtic peoples,
    • Now in Europe we have the various Germanic peoples.
    • the Græco-Latin age became that Spirit of the Age who, as you know,
    • age of civilization, in which we now are, is really ruled by a Spirit
    • Now from the twelfth to the sixteenth century something
    • had raised himself to a certain rank among the Spirits of Form. Now
    • now lies over Central Germany, but is really situated above the
    • have reigned upon the earth, we may know that this Scandinavian
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    • knows the facts under consideration this comparing of religions is a
    • by such comparisons of religions on one who knows the facts is
    • uniform.’ Now if the person in question were to believe that
    • know what sort of man is in the uniform. This comparison may seem
    • to know what divine spiritual Beings are clothed in them; and if
    • should learn to know to some extent, from the differentiation of the
    • only be understood when one knows, that the men who played a part in
    • Now what was the nature of the development which
    • world. Now transfer yourselves for a little while into the ancient
    • ‘Amshaspands’. They were the radiations which we know as
    • possessed a consciousness of what we know as Primal Forces, as
    • dim consciousness. But now it came up within them as a remembrance.
    • was known to the Greeks. What they had gone through was in their
    • souls as a mighty memory-picture. Now memory is much clearer, it has
    • occurrences out of their own knowledge, which, however, was a divine
    • knowledge, obtained by more highly developed spiritual powers. From
    • souls. Hence these peoples were nearest to that which we know as the
    • forth to them what we have learnt to know as the divine spiritual
    • ascent to higher stages. He learned to know Odin as one of the
    • That angelic figure is Thor. Thor can only be recognized by knowing
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    • Now it was explained in our last lecture, quite in
    • Now you might possibly ask: What then happened to these
    • possibility of knowing it, man is in a totally different position
    • from what he is with regard to every other object. If you ‘know
    • things, with the knower, the power of knowing, and that which is
    • known. Whether that which is known is a man, an animal, a tree or a
    • There that which knows and that which is known is one and the same.
    • subjectively as a knower, and this subjective raising of the ‘ I ’
    • one's knowledge, to suppress the ‘ I ’,
    • Now you all know that two forces coming from different
    • Regarding these forces you know that they made their chief attack on
    • very clangorous, the possibility of evil. But now we also know, that
    • The spiritual science of all ages, that really knows the facts,
    • Zoroaster made it his task to understand and make known the
    • Spirit of Light, the Spirit of Darkness, who dims our knowledge of
    • come across such a clear and profound knowledge of the fact that
    • these things in accordance with the theory of knowledge. I only
    • the physical body illness and death. Now what would the Germanic
    • mingles into human knowledge as error. In man on the physical plane,
    • insinuate themselves into his knowledge, even into his clairvoyant
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    • of peoples whom we know by the name of Celts. The Folk-spirit of the
    • Celts — of whom from former lectures we know that later he
    • of Europe. Now out of this old culture, through intermingling with
    • body. But this form of world-conception which now appeared in Greece
    • of those peoples who till now have lived in the land of France, if
    • comprehensible, if you know that an impulse of the Spiritual Soul was
    • the God Thor had given to the human soul, now viewed from the
    • Now, as all evolution has to progress, we must inquire:
    • Atlantis, which must be sought where the Atlantic Ocean now lies,
    • time encircled the Atlantean Continent. You will now also understand
    • Let us now turn, in the further progress of the Germanic
    • essential point is, that which provides the knowledge for the
    • the Age whom we already know; for we have said that the Spirit of the
    • also show that we must form our ideals from such knowledge. We shall
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    • extract in the shape of knowledge from the spiritual research of our
    • own time. Now that is also one of the reasons why we may hope that
    • does not know that this event really did occur, will understand what
    • of peoples have played at certain periods. Now not only the
    • earthly body itself, and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • contained in the smallest box. Now what is this miraculous ship? If
    • nineteen hundred years ago, knows nothing of the progress of
    • school for that which is to come. Humanity is now organized for
    • result of their own vision. Materialism has now invaded all domains.
    • scientific spiritual knowledge, that persons may, it is true, speak
    • test. But this we may say, that nowhere has the ground been better
    • Folk-spirit, by means of which the things we now find clairvoyantly
    • can again be understood. Now if a people experiences the new age with
    • come in. And what that is, is, however, known to Germanic Norse
    • mythology, — it is well aware of its existence. It knows, that
    • of Cologne, of which no one knows whom it represents, but which is
    • times that which is to come, know that the new spiritual
    • of Vidar, of whom we are now trying to understand the deeper side, we
    • announces the knowledge of the Christ-Being, and when our hopes for
    • the future are connected with that true knowledge of this Being which
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    • Also known as:
    • then separated from the earth and now circles around it as its satellite. We
    • know what incisive changes in the whole sweep of evolution are connected with
    • existed. The mineral kingdom as we know it today came into being for the first
    • You know that the moon will one day
    • evolution. He must know what it means to say that the moon once left the earth
    • being what can now flow to them from spiritual worlds, then they will
    • the Jupiter-men and the others descended again to earth. Now an event of great
    • so now Vulcan Beings are actually coming into the realm of earthly existence.
    • can also be expressed as I expressed it just now, by saying that our shadowy
    • has not allowed itself to be quickened by the new form of Imaginative Knowledge
    • The earth will be surrounded — as it is now with
    • emphatically part of human evolution upon the earth, and it is quite well known
    • today by many of those who try to hold humanity back from the knowledge of
    • acceptance or rejection of spiritual-scientific knowledge is a grave matter for
    • A form of knowledge must develop which produces quite a
    • and are told that in this way they are acquiring knowledge of the nature of man
    • them if they lend themselves to what an ancient form of spiritual knowledge
    • which the shadowy intellect may be directed to the impulses and knowledge
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    • view the consideration of certain misunderstandings, which are known to
    • will begin with the way in which a more or less unknown thing is judged
    • Anthroposophical Society are names which have become more widely known
    • to something new. For us it does not mean, “Knowledge of human
    • can know may be called “Anthroposophy.”
    • therefore the knowledge of the spiritual human being, or spirit-man,
    • and that knowledge is not confined to man, but is a knowledge of
    • the knowledge which he acquires may be called “Spiritual
    • is thought possible to attain knowledge which is not merely physical
    • science, but knowledge of something spiritual. Numbers of our
    • most of those who nowadays speak of history, political economy, etc.,
    • I will now also say
    • That which now forms the
    • developed and further built up in the now wholly independent
    • acknowledge is living in the world as spiritual forces, as spiritual
    • And now, before speaking
    • should be brought against it; and one who knows the course taken by the
    • “This spiritual science, this Anthroposophy, desires to know the
    • world in a spiritual way. The Gnostics also desired to know the world
    • movable. Now, when the movement of the earth is looked upon as a matter
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    • worlds, just as a man today can speak about the ordinary knowledge he
    • has learnt at school. I have, as you know, often said that what the
    • dreams but somewhat resembling them. Whereas we know quite well that
    • Now just as we today have schools and
    • made between belief and knowledge. Knowledge came in the form of
    • pictures; but belief was based securely on knowledge.
    • our soul; we know that we have worked to acquire them. They have, as
    • of snow; it is in perpetual intercourse with its atmospheric
    • Upper Gods were now offered up to them in upward-streaming feelings.
    • universe, descending into his inner life, he now began to feel the
    • Now there were some whose wisdom was
    • “What I experience as thought is now no longer heavenly, it is
    • together with the Gods; he must now develop purely human thoughts.
    • be attained only by superhuman forces. This Power must now be
    • attained by human faculties, for man's thoughts are now within his
    • Divine. Now that he is an earthly thinker, he must permeate his
    • Winter, when the earth envelops herself in her raiment of snow and is
    • lived in the country will know how the peasants dig pits in the earth
    • interpenetrate. When the earth dons her Winter raiment of snow,
    • beneath that raiment is the continuation of Summer. Man does not now
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    • History nowadays has come
    • science. — Now if we accept the ideas and concepts which are
    • nowadays regarded as scientific, we shall have to admit that our
    • have at the age in which they lived but which they can now experience
    • themselves an inner feeling-knowledge of the way in which the human
    • related. They had an immediately-felt knowledge of their own organism
    • models in order to create his forms. An inner knowledge gave them the
    • Suppose now we pass from
    • we all know has two horns; but it is by no means sufficient just to
    • Now let us turn from Moses
    • exact knowledge of the inner structure of the human body. In all his
    • knowledge he had acquired. Before the soul could experience anything
    • or have some particular mood, he found it necessary to know the
    • contemporary talents could create: humanity had now moved forward to
    • image of what is spiritual.” I don't know how many people
    • use this particular block. Now if we follow this work as it
    • Now to Michelangelo and many of his contemporaries, Pope Julius II,
    • compensation for the stopping of work on the tomb. Now though he had
    • Let us now pass to the
    • what we ourselves know and what our senses show us.
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    • bridge from knowledge yielded by Spiritual Science to a view of life
    • demanded by present conditions, and I should like now to say a little
    • common knowledge that ever since the onset of this modern life, men
    • The important thing now is that the impulses we feel
    • Now this modern life, as we call it, was not always part
    • External culture, as we know, is proud of what has been achieved. It
    • freed themselves from the old way of observing Nature and now they
    • through knowledge of the laws of Nature, science has also succeeded
    • know the laws of Nature and are able, with the aid of these laws, to
    • know that when Nature is demolished — the mineral world first
    • and the spiritual beings we have now enticed into our machinery
    • We will turn now from what we have thus come to know
    • humanity, the more do we find a state of things that is nowadays
    • Now man can reach the position he must occupy if he is
    • and intellectual thinking, and now also, as we have seen, because
    • of dream-images of the spiritual world than acquire knowledge through
    • activity and effort of the soul. We know well that many people are
    • whereas formerly the pendulum of life swung now to the one side, now
    • world-karma ordains for them. Those who do not want to know anything
    • often unheeded, as I know when I read transcripts of lectures I have
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    • urgent task before us at the present time is to apply the knowledge
    • that in face of the burning needs of the age, theoretical knowledge
    • of knowledge which form the basis for a true understanding of life.
    • nowadays tries to interpret certain facts and events of history, he
    • nowadays, for to do that would be to make a sharp distinction between
    • people, but for all that must be made known today. It is right
    • that they should be made known, because humanity is inwardly yearning
    • to know the whole reality and because degeneration is bound to set in
    • improbable, because they can only be discovered by real knowledge and
    • souls are now incarnated in Middle Europe. This is a perfectly
    • Now you will not be able to understand what I have to tell you unless
    • the souls now living in these European bodies were once incarnated in
    • incarnated now in Japanese bodies. We shall never be able to
    • now incarnated in Asia were imbued in a very special way with the
    • knowledge. Think, for example, of a personality like Rabindranath
    • to know and face their own being, and make no attempt to see in
    • And now let us think of peoples inhabiting another part of the earth.
    • I am not now referring to those who actually received the teachings
    • by the souls of whom I am now speaking, but for all that they had a
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    • know that feelings, passions, etc. should be looked for in the astral
    • We know that the human soul passes through many incarnations and that
    • the course of a single incarnation. Let us now speak of facts which
    • were the object of his former envy. What can we now do for him? If
    • Now someone might come along and say: It is quite right that things
    • Karma we must know that another person's Karma does not concern
    • might bring about a favourable change in his Karma. To know and to
    • This is a very significant fact in life. Let us now recapitulate the
    • The clairvoyant may now perceive something quite special: Another
  • Title: Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
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    • facts, which come to light through spiritual-scientific knowledge.
    • (you know this from my
    • to know the true essence of the person who stands before us. We
    • really do not know it. We think that the person we see before us
    • they are now, at the present stage of human development, and as they
    • have been for some time past. What I am telling you now cannot, of
    • which is as you know,
    • know, to the Egyptian-Chaldean epoch of the earth's
    • can now see in museums, were not constituted, in their finer essence,
    • as human bodies are now constituted. They were filled to a far
    • the mineral world. If through some cosmic miracle we would now be
    • What I told you now, essentially depends on the development of
    • This was not the case with the Egyptian: his knowledge was different
    • Now consider carefully the following question: What does the human
    • being recognize with the aid of that knowledge which he designates as
    • only be able to grasp that part of living matter which is now a
    • furthest of all along the path of mathematical-geometrical knowledge.
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    • me remind you of something which most of you already know from
    • which now rises up in our consciousness with everything that
    • Man really knows
    • reality, now becomes an immense world, whereas the physical world
    • pervaded by the growing life of plants. Imaginative knowledge
    • it. Real knowledge of the spiritual world cannot therefore take
    • We know that when
    • but I will now draw attention to one aspect and refer to
    • is not the essential point just now, but our thinking activity is
    • We may now ask:
    • now connect these things with other facts described in my
    • Let us now
    • not count now) everything thought out by the author of the book.
    • the form in which it now exists in the animals of the earth. The
    • evolution, so higher spiritual beings are now at work in
    • Franceschi had heard in his dream and whom he did not know, was
    • sense we are all prophets. For example, we all know that tomorrow
    • Through feeling, we may learn to know the things which lie
    • now, which reveals itself to higher knowledge. And then we notice
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    • culture of Middle Europe, as we have come to know it in recent weeks,
    • is spreading, a reluctance to acknowledge the materialism of the
    • strong sense of something which I should now like to describe.
    • of peace treaties in which people who know absolutely nothing about
    • now let us look at the way the evolution of the world is going
    • man. Let us now consider the spiritual-scientific counterpart of what
    • know that spiritual science shows how our earth-planet, upon which
    • subsequent embodiments, so that our earth is in a midway state. Now
    • we know from the descriptions in my
    • and fourth conditions; and now in Our present earth-evolution comes
    • you reflect on it, you will know how much of this cosmic-earthly
    • And by developing the consciousness-soul now, I am preparing myself
    • know that I cannot yet bring spirit-self into my entire astral body,
    • is my task, even now, to understand.”
    • Now
    • children will now very soon have. The children will feel that no
    • unsolved riddle. I know that I am a cosmic, super-earthly being. Who
    • feeling as an earthly being and his knowledge that he is a
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    • This lecture is also known as: Anthroposophy / Spiritual
    • KNOWLEDGE:
    • road that leads to a knowledge and understanding of the spiritual
    • world differs in many respects from the method of knowledge that
    • knowledge of the super-sensible. Certain preparatory inner experiences
    • are, as you know, required in order to awaken in man the hitherto
    • knowledge without its affecting him in his innermost soul. Here we
    • Consider for a moment the scientific knowledge we
    • present-day knowledge is so acquired, whether it be based on
    • knowledge? For the most part, in books, in writing. The path of
    • knowledge is in consequence well-defined, and man has continually to
    • out for recognised knowledge. How readily, when entering into some
    • knowledge along purely scientific lines! This knowledge once
    • already known and proved, with what has been established as
    • scientific fact. Knowledge has become severed from direct personal
    • The path of knowledge which leads to a recognition of
    • man when knowledge is in this way brought into immediate connection
    • Knowledge of the spiritual world is not just a
    • continuation or extension of the knowledge that prevails to-day;
    • knowledge.
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    • This particular lecture is known by these names:
    • The translator is unknown. It is presented here with the kind
    • KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPIRIT.
    • unproductive kind of knowledge, and it is natural that people who
    • know very little about it should be induced to ask: What, after all,
    • this clear today by a particular example. Most of us know that our
    • We know furthermore that in man in the fourth post-Atlantean period
    • indifference often shown nowadays. At present we are slow, as a rule,
    • to make friends. We must know a great deal about each other before
    • confidence can be established. But what is now only to be arrived at
    • seventh post-Atlantean epoch when learning to know nature will
    • contacts. The art of printing which has done so much up to now, and
    • the tendency people now show to withdraw into themselves is becoming
    • know one another, especially of establishing confidence, without
    • Now the self-contained consciousness soul can only
    • What I have now described for the fifth post-Atlantean
    • Now this negative prospect of ever increasing difficulty
    • history of ancient Greece and Rome knows that for these peoples the
    • individual was not yet possessed of the abilities that can now be
    • place, proceeding from a deep knowledge of the true being of the
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    • Bibliographic Nr.212, Dornach 1978. It is also known as:
    • The Change in the Path to Supersensible Knowledge, or
    • The paths by which in very remote times men acquired super-sensible knowledge
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds: How is it Achieved?
    • understands his own times, can attain higher knowledge.
    • known later as the Ancient Indian civilization. Many people nowadays are
    • worlds. One of the methods followed is known as the path of yoga; I have
    • — that is to say, the one who sets out to attain higher knowledge by
    • our imagination. It was different in the remote past for then, as we know,
    • known as animism.
    • what I am now describing was a method for the attainment of higher worlds
    • now awakened selfhood to the whole universe gave rise to the wonderful
    • most essential, now these poetic sayings assumed primary importance.
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • Let this be the modern man who has attained super-sensible knowledge (second
    • Thus, knowledge of one's existence before birth was in
    • We know that man has not just five senses but twelve. I have often
    • horizontal direction whereas in man it is vertical. It is well known that
    • knows how modern man generally reacts to some slight hurt, then it is
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  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • Bibliographic Nr.198, Dornach 1961. It is also known as:
    • New Knowledge of Spirit. The translators are
    • Knowledge of the Spirit
    • clairvoyant faculties and gave man a knowledge far surpassing the
    • knowledge that present-day science can offer. And such traditions were a
    • forces of earth-evolution pure and simple. For through knowledge of that
    • the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch and must now be vanquished and superseded.
    • secrets of the religion of the Jews; he was familiar with their knowledge
    • understanding of it. The writings of Paul, as we know them, convey only a
    • knowledge of cosmic happenings lying behind the veil of the world of
    • an advanced age; it is a parallelism that we can recognise now only in
    • is not easy to detect even for so long as that. Now the Christ Impulse
    • way through primeval wisdom, and which they can now again acquire through
    • knowledge of the nature of the super-sensible world, and entirely fails to
    • knowledge of the super-sensible to the essence of Christianity or to the
    • himself of super-sensible knowledge. It is like a declaration that
    • knowledge that has its source in the super-sensible. It is essential that
    • were now here for the human soul; they needed only to be perceived.
    • completely new was now to enter into the evolution of mankind. As long as
    • disappearing, and that another vision of the spiritual was now to dawn
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 1
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    • and Countess Keyserlingk. I know from my former visits what a
    • spiritual atmosphere. I know that the atmosphere of soul and spirit
    • receive them especially from me. I know what it means to give
    • practised nowadays in the widest circles. For it should go without
    • farming job itself. That is to say, unless one really knows what it
    • Nowadays, such a
    • direction of the magnet-needle if you know how it is related to the
    • — it is all very nice; needless to say, one ought to know such
    • the idea “for scientific reasons.” Now these two
    • customary nowadays. We must do so in studying that which alone makes
    • is Agriculture. I do not know whether the things which can be said at
    • in the life of the Earth. Nowadays we are wont to attach the greatest
    • well-known that the pains of certain illnesses are intensified by
    • astronomical explanations I will now speak of this planetary life,
    • Now we must not
    • silicon is present. Now, it is true this silicon, occurring as it
    • Now what does this
    • Now we can go still
    • let us now look at the plants themselves. Two things we must observe
    • from knowledge into practice. For we must ask ourselves: If forces
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    • first lectures gathering various items of knowledge, so as to
    • which works down into our Earth from the Universe beyond. Nowadays,
    • admitted nowadays. But we can go still further. We must observe that
    • coming to a realm of knowledge, immensely significant for practical
    • view we now compare the Earth's surface with the human diaphragm,
    • And now, to localise
    • surface and works back from thence. Now these relationships determine
    • practical matters, this knowledge will give us the necessary
    • vegetation or another. First we must know what is really happening.
    • important in the second place, but the fast thing is to know that
    • indications. It will be known, for instance, that there is a very
    • difference between the warmth above and within. They know that the
    • above, more oxygen, but again they do not know the reason. The reason
    • snow. (The force of crystallisation, however, grows stronger and more
    • most positive hints from knowledge which at first sight seems remote.
    • Now for the tilling
    • know the conditions under which the cosmic spaces are able to pour
    • complexity attained within the Earth-domain, we now have a tiny realm
    • receives its special form. Now, the moment it is planted in the
    • The leaves and flowers spread themselves out. Now the earthly element
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    • of nitrogen's activity, has fallen into great confusion nowadays.
    • for us to learn to know the part which nitrogen does play.
    • working we must learn to know at the same time if we would understand
    • To know the full
    • being of the Universe. The chemist of to-day knows little of these
    • substances. He knows what they look like when he has them in his
    • laboratory, but he knows practically nothing of their inner
    • significance in the working of the Cosmos as a whole. The knowledge
    • of modern chemistry about them is scarcely more than our knowledge of
    • help of the photograph we can now call him to mind. We must learn to
    • know the deeper essence of these substances. What science does is
    • do we see in carbon nowadays? That which we use, as coal, to heat our
    • What is known about
    • carbon nowadays is very little when you consider its infinite
    • Spiritual moves through the World. Let me now make a drawing (purely
    • Now whether it be man
    • there must be something ethereal wherever the framework is. Now this
    • Only now does the
    • But we must now go
    • environment. For as you know, there too the astral is working —
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    • now seen what is essential in the discovery of spiritual-scientific
    • to the great cosmic relationships. This is most necessary nowadays.
    • Science has corrected itself in the meantime. To-day as everybody knows,
    • instance, science has corrected itself, and it is well-known that if
    • I spoke these introductory sentences just now — referring to the
    • all, a baby — so long as it does not know what a comb is for will
    • long as we do not know what their true essence is ...
    • assume: this is the hillock of earth, rich in humus. And I will now
    • earthly matter — permeated, as I have now described it, by humus-substances
    • living substance. Now this is the important point: Earthly matter, which
    • to become inwardly alive — akin to the plant-nature. Now the same
    • something else as well. We must know how to gain a kind of personal
    • now the inner side. It not only has streams of forces going outward
    • Now there
    • really in the life of Nature. The point is now to recognise the following.
    • compost does not give the astral a chance, so to speak. Now there is
    • in the human organism to which I now refer is plant-like; plant-like,
    • mobility if we treat it as I have now described. We then prepare the
    • and compounds. Now it is held together.
    • the question, why do cows have horns? I said just now that an organic
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 5
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    • Science no longer knows the working of this all-embracing life. Insight
    • Now Spiritual Science,
    • positive ways and means at the same time. No doubt, what I have now
    • to know what is abstractly correct. If our correct knowledge is merely
    • element — the water. Now for a firm and sound plant-structure
    • Spiritual Science. But we must first know how to penetrate into these
    • great intensity, precisely where living things are concerned. Now, however,
    • a little of these things is already known. It is well-known that potash-salts
    • of sulphur as they do in yarrow.” And if you also know of the
    • working of yarrow in the animal or human organism —if you know
    • Now you can, do the following.
    • Now you will see once more
    • Now hang it up throughout the summer in a place exposed as far as possible
    • In this form you can now
    • now use the manure thus treated, just in the way manure is ordinarily
    • how well it works. And now the question is (for we should always work
    • yarrow, we have learned to know it. Its homoeopathic sulphur-content,
    • of which I explained yesterday. Now that which is present in the yarrow
    • Now take another example.
    • Now once again you can
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    • at least, we must now consider a few among the spiritual-scientific
    • not want to have there. You know, one sometimes has strange harkings-back
    • — not what proceeds from Moon, Venus and Mercury. Nowadays, people
    • all that can be known along the lines which we have indicated here.
    • that we gain an idea, how we can influence the plant's growth. Now a
    • we know of the Moon in ordinary life? We know that it receives the rays
    • Now in
    • as we have to-day. Even now, after its severance, the Moon works so
    • Now the
    • regulate growth. We must first enter into them. Then we shall know that
    • of the weeds; they will be unable to reproduce themselves. Now we cannot
    • Do not be alarmed; say to yourself: Something must now be done. So now
    • Now light a flame — a simple wood flame is best — and burn
    • Now use
    • which have now been scientifically proven in our Biological Institute.
    • nowadays. Thus, for the dandelion which you need as I explained
    • to-day will not believe it; such things were known and mastered once
    • done so. They at least should have known better; they should have known
    • that a thing can be true in itself. However, to get anywhere nowadays
    • compromise; in principle it is not necessary. One knows of these things
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 7
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    • Nowadays,
    • and genera, and all the rest that we are then supposed to know. Yet
    • in Nature's household (I am speaking now of such fruit as grows on trees).
    • not know where the one root begins and the other ends.
    • Now the
    • be able to create fresh cells). Now you can thoroughly see the point.
    • than it has where the ordinary root is in it. Now we begin to understand
    • For I now beg you observe: What happens through the fact that a free
    • observe where this will lead us. We must now ask: What of the polar
    • it has a certain intensity of life. Now the cambium damps down this
    • you must clearly envisage. Now whatever arises in this way will always
    • what I have now explained; here it becomes most evident. But the fast
    • Now there
    • now the two together work most wonderfully.
    • say, the right astralisation is brought about in the air. Now this astralisation
    • the knowledge of these things in all domains — to see it inherent
    • as are those which I have mentioned now. But it can readily be changed
    • Thus there arise the well-known
    • now we have not only woods but meadows in the neighbourhood of the farm,
    • Now let
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 8
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    • little insight there is nowadays in this most important question: the
    • the organism, is altogether wrong. That is what they imagine nowadays,
    • theories which they then apply in practice, though as you know, the
    • most important point; I have already touched upon it, but now that we
    • we must bring it out once more with special emphasis. As we are now
    • Now all
    • Now we
    • is here excreted to nerve as a basis for the Ego. Now on the basis of
    • for man as you know carries his Ego down on to the Earth; in the animal,
    • And now when the animals feed on what is there above the Earth, they
    • now find the concrete, specific relations of the animal organism to
    • now recognise it as that foodstuff which, if it comes into the human
    • the moment you express such a piece of knowledge — if you are
    • know that this is the real mutual process.
    • proceed. Now that the material substance has been conveyed into the
    • head — now that we have served the calf with the carrot —
    • foodstuff. Having now served this member of the body, you need a second
    • then, I have given carrot-fodder. Now I want the body to be properly
    • permeated by the forces that are able to evolve out of the head. Now
    • If now
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  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of the Mass
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    • Also known as:
    • The Bn/GA is unknown.
    • March 1905Bn/GA Unknown
    • Also known as:
    • The Bn/GA is unknown.
    • we wish to know the origin of the
    • knowledge of the higher worlds had to be received as a
    • was what we now see realized in the mineral world. The
    • was born. The pupil was now an awakened soul. In
    • thou hast now seen Osiris, so hast thou once thyself. Thou
    • hast been astral and hast become physical. Thou must now
    • now received a new name which he
    • will he incarnated in his body, and he could now say
    • “I” to his own body; but the initiate knows
    • now Christ appeared upon the
    • within the Mysteries. This was now enacted before the world
    • through the Mysteries; now all that was experienced in the
    • to attain inner knowledge no longer required to see the
    • Now
    • The Oblation signifies the brain. Bread and wine are now
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  • Title: Lecture: The Universe
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    • Also known as:
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    • when we consider how the human being attains knowledge by
    • out of our own being. But on the other hand, we know that
    • now touch yourself in the same way in which you feel about
    • let us now envisage the boundary
    • ordinary knowledge. When I explain these things to you, you
    • us now consider the question from
    • Sagittarius, shown here (you know that this is the Zodiac
    • told you just now that we should
    • Pisces. We now live for many centuries under the sign of
    • the following: We now live
    • in which people stare at Aries without knowing that its
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • We know
    • Crusades. Leaving on one side all that is known externally about the founding
    • already said, we will not consider now the more external side of the event,
    • now, when such an intense life is lived in the right rhythms, so that it can
    • than before. Something was now present in the world, in regard to this
    • as we know, the Order of the Knights Templar increased and spread, and in
    • the Templars had gained as knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha and as
    • placed out into the general evolution of humanity, so now something else was
    • rack, and they acknowledged the very thing that each one for himself had
    • influence for good, so now, in the same way, because the ordinary
    • Hence it has come about that what we know as materialism has spread itself so
    • circumstances, passed through the portal of death, were now able to send down
    • now deal with it in more detail from another point of view.
    • representative of the Templar ideal. Now let us inquire: Do we see any
    • was, as we know, Richard Wagner who first presented Parzifal again, and then
    • knows that the impulses which were carried into the spiritual world through
    • But now
    • have passed through the gate of death, we still carry, as you know, our ether
    • that lies beyond the threshold, one knows that both — the early death
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  • Title: Paths to Knowledge of Higher Worlds
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    • Translated by persons unknown from Shorthand reports unrevised
    • Paths to Knowledge
    • PATHS TO KNOWLEDGE OF
    • higher, that is to super-sensible knowledge. As not all of you were
    • knowledge. Anthroposophy also recognises that one cannot step beyond
    • super-sensible knowledge by applying the forces of ordinary
    • consciousness and ordinary knowledge, but it strives not only as
    • science must come to a final point in regard to a knowledge of
    • forces, to rouse slumbering forces of knowledge enabling the human
    • needed for a knowledge of the super-sensible worlds, it does not
    • declare that such a knowledge is based on qualities which can only be
    • into real spiritual-scientific knowledge unless he has a certain
    • The same applies to that which we now allow to fill our consciousness
    • treading the path to higher knowledge, is that our thinking, which is
    • visions or hallucinations. Spiritual-scientific knowledge, in our
    • higher knowledge, will see that this kind of spiritual investigation
    • find them in my book Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, or in my Outline
    • reach a knowledge of the higher worlds. It is a first beginning in
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  • Title: Errors in Spiritual Investigation
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    • Pitfalls await those on the path of spiritual knowledge. Dr. Steiner's
    • Translated by persons unknown from Shorthand reports unrevised by the
    • to know not only the path of truth but also the sources of error, so
    • only refuted but overcome, conquered. Only by knowing them in such a
    • condition, despite complete knowledge of his organ impairment, to
    • The problem now is that at the starting point, that is,
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • self-love, sense of self. One could say that one begins to know this
    • spiritual scientific training; only then does one begin to know how
    • life. He must be able to notice, to have the knowledge to recognize,
    • know his reality in a corresponding way, then only does he face
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds)
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • his consciousness, everything that in his life up to now gave him in
    • now sees, “You can no longer have a support in the world that
    • gone, as if all security that has carried him up to now is gone and
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • ordinary, everyday fear — do not appear. One learns to know the
    • spiritual development, man learns to know his inner being as it can
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  • Title: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
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    • the anthroposophical approach to knowledge of man's super-sensible
    • being and to knowledge of the super-sensible world altogether. But
    • people's present-day aspirations for knowledge, which are none the
    • less intense although they may still be unconscious. Nowadays when
    • understand. They say that anthroposophy obtains its knowledge from
    • search for knowledge and ‘simple faith’ based on the
    • anthroposophy were to speak along the lines that people nowadays call
    • many people nowadays have the most detrimental illusions. Today,
    • surface, knows that this has a mysterious connection with that
    • in the way I have indicated would now deepen their knowledge
    • they now lack certain forces that they failed to develop because of
    • knowledge I would like to tell you more about today, namely an inner
    • bring knowledge of the super-sensible down from spirit heights.
    • super-sensible, their knowledge has also come to them from spirit
    • attains to knowledge. On that occasion I began by saying that on the
    • whole men of present times have very little desire to know about what
    • and that they can gain knowledge of it either by observing it with
    • whole of their inner being. However, the path of knowledge I
    • lead in an anthroposophical sense to knowledge of the
    • Now what is
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  • Title: The Year as a Symbol of the Great Cosmic Year
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    • We know that in all events and occurrences that take
    • place before our senses, spiritual events are interwoven. We know
    • Now let us, to begin with, consider what people call
    • consciousness. Let us now turn from the mineral Earth, and
    • good in respect to the plant world. We know that the plant world
    • we now are, something further takes place.
    • Now I beg you to note that these two states of
    • these physical senses, can at first know nothing of this great
    • Now let us again consider the other consciousness,
    • present season. Plant consciousness is now one with the whole
    • time, knows the secrets of the stars and applies them. Plants are
    • is only at this present season they can think — now
    • now passing, and which fills us with a deep feeling of holy awe in
    • We know that we are now living in that cycle in which
    • We have now to advance through the cycle of the
    • as an instrument. On this account — as you know already from
    • From this time originated the knowledge which we have
    • now lost, since the wisdom of the Gnostics has perished. The source
    • of this knowledge must be sought in the earthly and cosmic New Year
    • about 6,000 B.C. This was the knowledge
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  • Title: On the Duty of Clear, Sound Thinking
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    • is made known to us in the course of human evolution, through
    • Spiritual Science. They are associated with the knowledge of the road
    • Gnostics perished; and how it is now necessary to work, so that an
    • those who ought to know, to the theologian, to the philosopher, to
    • But I would now like to show how a narrow, cramped and
    • itself;’ this remains unknown.
    • If we now turn to the trend of thought which is at the
    • like, has now for a long time been extended to the whole thinking
    • are connected with realities, we know that the Lange-Kantian
    • knowledge is limited. Limited — why limited according to
    • now the thought came to Mauthner that these senses are merely
    • roughly as follows: ‘The world is infinite; but how can man know
    • translate it into another. I will now state this other
    • of it, for we know only what comes to us through our chance-senses.
    • The fact is now apparent, that in the course of the
    • experimental knowledge, — and it is power that such
    • any great man in particular; I know that when such things are said
    • by one of the best known men of the day and which is translated into
    • actual truth, which now has but to be further built up.
    • remarking how grand the knowledge of Natural Science is to-day, he
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  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • which, in the light of spiritual-scientific knowledge, can unite
    • Knowledge and feeling, of course, are two very
    • different matters, but spiritual-scientific knowledge is much
    • develops from a spiritual-scientific knowledge of the elements
    • destiny. Mere knowledge of everyday dealings between man and man will
    • such that his speech is understood, the knowledge is much more
    • transcends the individual human element must be revealed by knowing
    • Now a man who undergoes spiritual training,
    • who develops those forces of super-sensible knowledge which otherwise
    • like a cloud. Supersensible knowledge alone enables us to penetrate
    • knowledge cannot be acquired merely from the observation of daily
    • strives to gain a really profound knowledge of the relationships
    • Now if we observe human beings in any given
    • And those who would learn to know the true being of man as he lives
    • Now when an ideal arises before the peoples of
    • Now the strange thing is that the further we
    • himself, when he realises that self-knowledge is the noblest crown of
    • If we now look at the East and its peoples
    • The same phrase is repeated over and over again. Now, as we have
    • that is great and holy in the oriental nature, he gains a knowledge
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • spiritual ‘clear-seeing’ know that the effects of
    • but known Him. Not out of any dim inkling or blind faith, but
    • out of actual knowledge, Novalis says that the Christ whom he
    • Schiller's time the Christmas Tree in its now familiar form
    • was unknown. It is a young and quite recent institution. In
    • Earth have experienced at the time when we now celebrate
    • learning through the outer sense-organs to know the physical
    • leave the spirit-lands where now you dwell, you must be
    • their life was now lived on the physical plane and they
    • needed so to be taught. Their eyes could now see only the
    • it was said: ‘From the world in which man is now
    • placed, the world he now sees as maya, there will spring the
    • power to know this Being. But He who is still beyond your
    • worthy existence. The Being known in later times as the
    • expanse, lives a Being now revealed to man in veiled form
    • God known to you as the Most High.
    • man's knowledge increased, enabling him to make discoveries
    • And now let us see
    • consciousness has before it a Greek temple. What will now be
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • world for some years now. And perhaps the best result of our
    • some seven, eight or ten years now a real student of human life can
    • for such things knows that very many children born during the last
    • Now it is a fact that
    • of what they have immediately experienced in earthly life. Now such
    • world of which they have learnt through this meeting. For they know
    • Central Europe, for example, actually without anyone knowing
    • all this — especially now when all kinds of memoirs are being
    • events of four or five years ago? Did they really know what they were
    • to enter human life from the spiritual world is now seeking to enter.
    • view of the world. Now there is one thing that simply must be
    • Now Björnson had treated of this in his dramas, but one had no
    • fantasy must now be grasped by mankind in all earnestness, for it
    • perceptions, that the super-sensible must now be grasped in all
    • mirror-image. Now we know from Spiritual Science that in addition to
    • an “image” or “picture” which, we know, is
    • without. This has a quite definite effect on man. And now I am coming
    • age. Now for the materialistically-minded man of to-day that is the
    • have already had in the night and now arises in you again. If,
    • through intercourse with the dead I have known in life and who have
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • in 1921. It is also known as:
    • on the path leading from ordinary objective knowledge to
    • theories of knowledge. Then we come with this natural scientific
    • knowledge to the point where if we are consistent we must say,
    • mankind has learned through established ways of thinking and knowing,
    • from the natural order, which according to a certain way of knowledge
    • as a moral light, and says to himself. “No scientific knowledge
    • know and what he can believe, and can persuade themselves that this
    • moral realm simply shows nowhere the power to be a match for the
    • cannot be acknowledged as having real existence. How shall I
    • say? Granted that one accepts a formal division between knowledge and
    • described is that knowledge of the world which may be striven for
    • be able to know. I have shown you the path which spiritual science
    • knowledge gives the soul a conscious content in the same way as our
    • through Imagination for the knowledge of a truly objective spiritual
    • consciousness which has been now attained. We must practise no longer
    • so now the Imaginations we have attained give us plenary conviction
    • Now it is a question of
    • pursuing this way of knowledge to the next stage. This we reach in that
    • If we now strive even
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  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • It is also known as: Moses and Christ, or The Coming of Christ.
    • This lecture is also known as:
    • quite possible nowadays for a man to be very clever and at the same
    • acknowledging uncertainty. The Septuagint translates them as
    • 14:30 How much more, if haply the people had eaten freely to day of the spoil of their enemies which they found? for had there not been now a much greater slaughter among the Philistines? \
    • 14:38 And Saul said, Draw ye near hither, all the chief of the people: and know and see wherein this sin hath been this day. \
    • Our task now is to achieve in
    • interesting finding of occult research. You know that when a man
    • This fact has always been known to Rosicrucian research since the
    • epoch who is known to you all, namely Gautama Buddha. It is a
    • almost unknown in the West. This is very understandable, for
    • century and well known throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. It is
    • behold the Christ as an etheric Figure. This is even now beginning in
    • remain without such knowledge until he can acquire it in his next
    • century but it is a truth that has at all times been known to many
    • again, until in about three thousand years from now, he
    • — to spread over the Earth the knowledge that would reveal
    • ‘Bringer of the Good’ — Maitreya Buddha. And we know from
    • of the Bodhisattva is it known, either in his childhood or youth, that
    • with the result that people are only too ready to acknowledge some
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    • is much complaint nowadays of
    • nowadays who is not nervous. We can well understand even this
    • also another form, where people do not know what to do with
    • when they are called upon to make some decision, they never know what
    • Many another condition might be mentioned. Who does not know of these
    • Now there can
    • giving in their lectures. Then, when he has to know something for his
    • thing that they are doing; they feel remote from it. Now there is
    • effective cure. She should say to herself: ‘Now, all the more,
    • surroundings well. And now I quietly go away; and I shall see, if I
    • the ethereal body. For, as we know, the ethereal body is in a certain
    • nature, as you know, the physical body and the ethereal body are immediately
    • connected. Now there is one thing observable in our time, which moves
    • it now more upright, with a different form. Cultivate the habit of
    • knowledge became more widespread, the superiors of such an unfortunate
    • we can do something in life to strengthen our ethereal body. Now this is
    • only in the way we know it, but in backward sequence. Say, for
    • exercise may now be mentioned. With certain things we do — no
    • Very few people know what they look like from behind while they are
    • able now and then to do with the left hand what he commonly does with
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  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • mistake. Only one who knows Anthroposophy only superficially,
    • fail to perceive correctly what I have now to characterise by way of
    • knowledge — real cognition — as there is
    • mathematics, is widely known. Now I have not to deal here with
    • known to the majority of people, has to do with space, is the science
    • And what we learn to know is not just any dimension, set at right
    • angles to the other two. We learn to know this quite definite
    • know the second dimension of space in an equally unconscious manner. You
    • organisation. One also knows to-day — and from accepted science
    • of the right hand. One knows, too, that an orientation from right to
    • abstraction from what we learn to know concretely, with our own
    • We now come
    • to the important thing. What we have won from out of ourselves is now
    • domain, which really lives in us, to space commonly so called, we now
    • Now, however,
    • of space; simply by making from it a kind of abstraction, now becomes
    • now focus attention on the human being as, in this way, he objectifies
    • bring the cubical shape with us from our geometry, knowing that its
    • If now,
    • certainly attain to this and learn to know as his own construction the
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • should now like to speak of the considerations
    • Now, if
    • very humble and one's own most severe critic. I certainly know that,
    • if I had to build the Dornach building a second time, much that now
    • place, Euclidean geometry — we set out, as you all know, from a
    • We have now
    • But one needs more than that. One can now look out into the wide
    • make to-day, leads nowhere. If, however, one confronts this cosmos as a
    • physical body. It was created with a knowledge, possessed in ancient
    • If we now pass
    • why. But one knows little about the real history of human development
    • we must regard as knowledge, not only what is called such in an intellectual
    • sense, but knowledge that is dependent upon the whole range of human
    • old styles and reproduce what is no longer known to-day, but was
    • known in this or that period, when this or that style was alive and
    • I am now about to say may sound heretical to many, but I believe it flows
    • offends the sculptor's artistic eye. I know that I am saying
    • something heretical, but I also know that it is thereby the more
    • for the sculptor; his knowledge of the human form is different from
    • — since one cannot, as you know, represent a man's gaze,
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    • Also known as:
    • know in order to find a starting point for trying to get a grip on
    • to discern it can perceive even now, in the phenomena of decline of
    • the Greek saying, “Know thyself!” This “Know
    • human knowledge; it was in no way orientated towards directing man's
    • entire being to it. It was cosmic knowledge that wove in the ancient
    • of the challenge, “Know thyself!” On the contrary —
    • cultivating self-knowledge and a true inner vision. And simply
    • knowledge of the outer world and of the spiritual facts and beings
    • fact, they were now able to penetrate deeply into all that exists in
    • to penetrate into the spiritual worlds, they were now enabled to
    • realise when an impression was produced by this self-knowledge on the
    • self-knowledge was to be approached. The precept I mean is frequently
    • learn to know the secrets of man's innermost being; to utter these
    • knowledge of man. Tradition has preserved this precept, and to-day it
    • weight, for those who use it do not really know what it signifies.
    • speaking of Central Europe) learn to know in secret societies what
    • to begin with, the tradition of self-knowledge, but how, too, by
    • now have to one another, belongs to the intellectual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • already here and now, is bringing to birth by carrying his moral
    • consciousness, now and in the early future. For if the pure
    • held — you will remember — that knowledge obtainable by
    • ordinary rational observation of the world includes knowledge
    • Christ, he wants to acknowledge Him — but through inner
    • within us. A man is not changed by knowledge: he merely comes to know
    • to you that you perceive with your sense of hearing, then you know
    • what you hear him saying. On the other hand, you know that the actual
    • knowledge of it and so he gives no thought to it. He must grow into
    • this knowledge; must learn to have it in thought and remembrance.
    • When we learn to know the world with the ordinary consciousness that
    • know only the passing and the past. What our intellect gives us, if
    • world in process of passing away. But we know that with the intellect
    • with our intellectual scientific knowledge. And theologians such as
    • exist; whatever makes itself known to eye, ear, and so on, will at
    • between. But if we were now to mix these colours in a certain way
    • Now they must be known again with full consciousness and
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    • what we may call esoteric knowledge.
    • deeper aspects of human knowledge and human thought have been
    • knowledge. The exoteric teaching is contained in the Gospels and
    • able to understand Him. The Gospels, as you know, make only brief
    • conviction: Christ had passed through death and in His life now,
    • the Earth had no knowledge or science in the form familiar to us
    • a condition of consciousness resembling dream-life as we know it
    • just as a child knows nothing of death. Those men who received
    • significance to life. They knew only life; they did not know
    • learning more and more to know the reality of death. Death was
    • then, for the human being to be involved in death, to know death.
    • ‘thought out.’ There was no intellect as we know it.
    • no real knowledge of death, they would never have been able to
    • beings could develop who, knowing death, are able to unfold
    • know nothing of death and therefore cannot unfold the faculty of
    • have connected him with earthly evolution. Ahriman is a knower of
    • namely, that the Gods themselves should acquire knowledge of
    • times men had no knowledge of death. But at some point it was
    • there was no knowledge of death; that He had suffered death upon
    • the following is known to one who understands the whole sweep of
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  • Title: Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into
    • by an unknown translator.
    • turn into a lamb, if its substance is now lamb's substance! But this
    • modern man (he does not know this, because he does not concern himself
    • name; then, however, my knowledge contains no connection whatever
    • through the knowledge of an older age. For this reason, those who
    • the thought which we shall form now. Imagine that someone tells you
    • he is the son of the old Miller. Hence, the only thing you know about
    • him is that he is the son of Miller. You wish to know more about him
    • Gospels in order to know the Christ as an independent Being, from the
    • For instance, the following case is very interesting (I do not know
    • Father. Then we learn to know that if we keep merely to the Father,
    • knowledge out of the depths of the soul; they bring light into the
    • now they were three Persons. These three Persons who represent
    • knowledge. The Nominalists could not very well understand the Three
    • who his Father was and then we shall know him.” Anthroposophy
    • finds the Christ. Now it has learned two things. It is just as if I
    • man; then I travel into another city and I learn to know a younger
    • Anthroposophy it is just the same — it learns to know the
    • Father, and later on it learns to know the connection between the
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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,
    • by an unknown translator.
    • those who are now living will have to pass through great and
    • who are now entrusted with the task of giving the souls of these
    • why we speak of such things among ourselves, but now they will more
    • not to envisage the question: What has spiritual knowledge —
    • knowledge to do with the events which will break in upon the
    • long ago in the East and which is now threatening to break out over
    • know that very strong and powerful forces live in the womb of the
    • East and by the way in which they now assert themselves it is already
    • We now live in the fifth
    • now living is a new form; it is something quite new which has
    • far. We are now living in the midst of this epoch.
    • soul. Little by little all the truths and forces of knowledge which
    • Christ with all the soul's inner forces of knowledge. This is a
    • Let us now try to penetrate
    • the rules collected in my book, “Knowledge of the Higher
    • possessed unconscious hereditary forces of knowledge, for its
    • to an imaginative knowledge, but they indicate living realities which
    • aura. This is a historical fact. The villagers did not know what had
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  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • Spiritual Scientific Knowledge and Social Understanding,
    • by an unknown translator.
    • you of some fundamental pieces of knowledge of the science of
    • knowledge is not in any way valid for all time and for every place,
    • knowledge would be valid, for instance, for the European
    • — for the knowledge of the East.
    • Everybody knows that we
    • live, as it were, between two poles of our knowledge. Everyone feels
    • that, on the one hand, we have the knowledge gained through our
    • senses. A plain, unprejudiced person learns to know the world through
    • which science supplies to us, in the form in which science now exists
    • there is also another kind of knowledge, and that it is not possible
    • ordinary world, unless another kind of knowledge is added to
    • knowledge is connected with our moral life. We do not only speak of
    • ideas pertaining to the knowledge of Nature, and explaining this or
    • world. And every man will undoubtedly feel that this knowledge of the
    • senses, with the resulting intellectual knowledge (for, the
    • intellectual knowledge is merely a result, an appendix of the
    • knowledge transmitted by the senses) is a pole of our cognitive life
    • of these two streams: on the one hand, the knowledge of Nature, and
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  • Title: Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
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    • in October and November of 1919. This lecture is also known as:
    • translator is unknown.
    • permeates the whole being. A civilisation that does not know
    • Even otherwise quite intelligent people have been known to
    • science, or system of knowledge. Then there is no real
    • knowledge — then all knowledge ultimately becomes a
    • are toys. And this is what knowledge has in many respects
    • Freedom has now become in many respects an empty phrase,
    • and to speak of them as we are doing now. This being so, what
    • Now Europe. It
    • thought and feeling requisite for knowing what freedom is,
    • Anglo-American world knows, that formalistic and
    • members of our earth's surface — unless we know that
    • of the East produced, as you know, great cities. We can look
    • you another example of this. — You know, how in the
    • nowadays get beyond the words to the real thing behind ;
    • reality. We have had over and over again, as you know,
    • Wilson's name stood. Now, of course, even in
    • Now they think of it with crippled powers of soul and body,
    • but dead. But there is still less possibility, now, than
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  • Title: Lecture: Brunetto Latini
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    • here expressed. Nowadays, if it be a question of studying how
    • any rate was known to that time. They knew that man, to reach
    • to knowledge of the world must necessarily lead through
    • self-knowledge. Self-knowledge, however, must not be thought
    • today. Who does not think himself able to know about himself?
    • example, how difficult self-knowledge is even in the most
    • for what can truly be called self-knowledge!
    • most elementary self-knowledge. But Mach makes another remark
    • self-knowledge of men, even as regards their outer form. As
    • to the knowledge of the soul, it is a great deal more
    • self-knowledge is none other than the first elementary
    • body. We know that this is only a portion of our total being.
    • known to those who experienced anything of Initiation. Thus
    • it was known to Brunetto Latini, teacher and friend of Dante.
    • Latini now beheld the laws and principles of Nature's working
    • he now indicates is indeed, under certain conditions, the
    • thing, he tells us, which he now learned to know were the
    • learn to know what otherwise remains unconscious in him
    • knows them from outside. You cannot learn to know the senses
    • which a man who only knows the outer physical plane has no
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  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • Now let us
    • Now imagine
    • Now what really
    • conditions we really know nothing of the human being.
    • can one know which is right? — If you are consistent,
    • instinctive knowledge; and the old documents — which our
    • Now what happens to the human heart and soul when knowledge
    • feeling for the divine. It is only a knowledge that keeps to
    • knowledge that goes into them deeply. If we look once more at
    • knowledge we shall in fact reach what Spiritual Science is.
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • Christmas Festival was once upon a time or is now. Wherever
    • I am thinking now of times when winter swept through the land
    • snow, when icicles were still hanging from the trees, when
    • approach of the season we now call spring was felt by them
    • could be planted a knowledge to be imparted to men concerning
    • Conditions now
    • now Magyarised German gypsies and of other folk living at
    • that time in Northern Hungary. It came to his knowledge that
    • olden times. It now belongs to the past and must not be
    • when the snowdrop flowers? Are there not for the
    • outside, akin to the snow and the snowflakes and the
    • those who quarrelled only now and then stopped quarrelling
    • even greater significance. We know that in the Mysteries
    • know how absurd it is to imagine that it could be found in
    • the old man whom Karl Julius Schröer had known, who
    • people knows what the first rule signifies. The first rule
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha
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    • events in the form in which this truth is now often conceived. For to
    • essence of Buddhism is that it urges man to strive for such knowledge
    • dreamlike clairvoyance, not only acquired knowledge but experienced a
    • to-day man knows with certainty that his blood is composed of
    • man whose clairvoyant powers gave him knowledge of his
    • Now it is easy to
    • could man know his true being. And so among those peoples who had
    • — “We must adapt ourselves to the new world which now
    • it were, passing from epoch to epoch. We can now understand the
    • Gautama Buddha. Up to his twenty-ninth year he had known only the
    • former earthly lives. The legend is well-known and we need only
    • arose that all attainment of knowledge and wisdom leads man to
    • death. Knowledge and wisdom cannot surely have brought old age,
    • accumulated knowledge and wisdom of earthly lives cannot, in effect,
    • the world sense and space man knows in earthly life. Nothing in the
    • permeates all that we know of Buddhism. One thing alone can lead to
    • step is the following of a path of knowledge which leads beyond
    • Turning now from this
    • world of maya from which the wisdom of a Buddha now and again can
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  • Title: Lecture: Hygiene - a Social Problem
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    • I know that what I have
    • cannot, as a rule, be tested by those to whom they apply. Now please
    • pass muster with those who really know the nature of materialism and
    • forces lying behind and within them. Now it is not typical of
    • material part of man, we must know how to portray the body as
    • Spiritual Science, for we know in very truth that the human being as
    • Knowledge of the soul and Spirit must be applied to the very
    • trend of scientific knowledge, have led to specialisation in the
    • various branches of science. Now I have no desire whatever to deliver
    • who in the ordinary course of things do not know very much about the
    • condition. Now if we can observe the whole human being under
    • turn the foundation for a knowledge of man that is intelligible to
    • contained in the several sciences in such a way that a knowledge
    • And now think what it will
    • way — succeeds in developing forms of knowledge relating to men
    • of life are based upon objective knowledge and concrete
    • knowledge and not from Marxian theories and the like. Such
    • spring from abstract concepts, but only from a true knowledge of the
    • concerned in developing a knowledge of man in health and disease, and
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  • Title: Lecture: Speech and Song
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    • Now we know that the
    • earthly information and earthly knowledge; and to all this our
    • Thinking: — let us now consider, of these three, the middle
    • organism as it stands before us here on earth, we know that it is
    • him in external nature — is an image of the spiritual. Now when
    • speech. In the historic evolution of mankind, speech, as we know,
    • But we will now study
    • vowel element. Now, the consonantal element is in reality entirely
    • Now, these twelve original consonants when rightly understood (and
    • — we are now taking, the human body is nothing else than a
    • Now if, as I said, we are
    • is permeated by forces which run along the nerve-strands. Now the
    • activity. Now the man of to-day, having grown prosaic in his ordinary
    • language was more like song. Now when the man of to-day sings, he
    • takes back his now prosaic language into the poetic and artistic
    • say for the soul. Now we are driven to ask, what is the origin of all
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment,
    • told you. Now when we reach this point, we find that we have lost the
    • Let us now consider sound
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  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment.
    • age, and it leads us from a mere knowledge of Nature to a knowledge of
    • Now over and above what is
    • it is not to be lost as a fact of knowledge.
    • deepened by knowledge that penetrates to the spiritual world, by an
    • lead only to inner knowledge, he can know and understand outer Nature
    • body. Know that this body too is from God. Physical birth hath
    • Initiation Science was to give man this sublime teaching: “Know
    • — which was indeed a kind of innate knowledge of his true inner
    • physical quality of outer Nature was now there as a question before
    • of soul and Spirit, he now felt and experienced his being in the
    • But now all this became a
    • later tongue. But now, all consciousness of the pre-earthly existence
    • the human soul. The instinctive knowledge, arising in man as his life
    • now teach men: The Being Who erstwhile dwelt in Eternity, in the
    • human body. The Christ has now become an “extract” of the
    • to Nature, saying: “Out of God is this Nature born.” Now
    • fragment of ancient thought, so now a humanity permeated with the
    • so the Initiates were now able to impart a new consciousness of
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    • Lectures on Spiritual Essence series. This lecture is also known as:
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • Lectures on Spiritual Essence series. This lecture is also known as:
    • cultural ingredient that now permeates our whole external
    • — Less than 150 years ago, yet electricity is now a cultural
    • now observe the connections that existed before the present age of
    • speak today, as I am speaking now, then the people whose heads are
    • sphere which is now considered to be the most important constituent
    • really consists of little demons of Evil! And if we acknowledge
    • Ahriman and Lucifer have the greatest power over us if we do not know
  • Title: Lecture: The Problem of Jesus and Christ in Earlier Times
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    • great store of wisdom has in fact disappeared, and it is known today
    • We must indeed ask ourselves now if it
    • could assume this possibility — and we know the content of those
    • gradually grew dim and faded away — a higher form of knowledge
    • Mysteries, yet it was a widespread knowledge nevertheless. And we
    • the capacity to understand such things that this knowledge was not
    • spiritual being. But this form of knowledge, as we said, had
    • lost the kind of knowledge that might have enabled people to
    • revelation, made known through the Mystery of Golgotha; in the
    • they did in fact strive for this knowledge. They asked themselves:
    • personality; but in the realm of spiritual knowledge, we are
    • Now, let us first
    • said — and this was also part of the knowledge retained by
    • could reveal himself through angels, or messengers. But now, he came
    • importance. What was it that now entered human understanding?
    • “Aeons,” and now I could name thirty of these. And then
    • now? What aspect must they assume for us? We see, in fact, that an
    • Christ was now united with the earth; knowledge about the Christ,
    • the right way. We can cast our glance over the earth that was known
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • a certain inherent difficulty for our human power of knowledge and
    • imaginable difficulties. They know that the physical and bodily is
    • physical and bodily. But the spiritual as such is nowhere to be found
    • well-known spiritualistic aberrations. These aberrations are in reality
    • of thought, feeling and will. All that we know is
    • of time. We must now begin again from an altogether different angle
    • Now the
    • just now, you do not immediately sever the Feeling from the Will. You
    • if it were in space. A thought is really nowhere there in space.
    • you were able to think well as a child of 12, your head having now
    • three-dimensional world. And again, when once we know that
    • are led out of space, as it were piece by piece. Now we see that it
    • But now
    • all the difficulty in gaining a knowledge of the soul. People are
    • remaining rays. What we know as Feeling cannot live in
    • you to follow me along this intimate line of thought. What we know as
    • True self-knowledge takes us ever farther and farther
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • mankind, not only in the field of knowledge but in the whole field of
    • spiritual science — that knowledge which has always formed the
    • course, well known that geology draws the content of its knowledge from
    • time. We know, if, for instance during railway-construction or work
    • mineral character. And it is perhaps also known that some of the most
    • by the later ones. Likewise it is common knowledge that within these
    • it is an interesting and generally known fact that the upper layers —
    • knows today from other inferences, namely, that in the process of the
    • from quite primitive to more perfect forms. When we now examine
    • you know, there is a line of thought today which simply assumes that the
    • will know that they have no essential significance, although they are
    • Now
    • How far, then, does geology lead us? We will now put into plain words
    • now become extinct and of whose existence as inhabitants of the earth
    • we know only from the excavation of their remains. Then we are led to
    • know of this rock-material. Composed in a mysterious way of known
    • which we cannot find such beings as are now living on our earth. We
    • degrees of perfection. When we now go back in time and clairvoyant
    • of natural science ought to doubt what I am now saying), geology has only
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • know from other lectures I have given — the child makes use of
    • Now you
    • nature. By the term “Nature” I am now including
    • before one's eyes, — I am speaking now of spiritual eyes,
    • and so on. Now I would ask you to think a little about this tapestry
    • on. Now if, as I have just said, you do not give way to this illusion,
    • but hold fast to reality, you will know that this tapestry of the
    • systematically from one concept to the next. Now place yourselves in
    • pictures. But now he comes and introduces law and order into these
    • just looking at the light for instance, would know as much about the
    • it, a man knows nothing of the relationship of a circle to its
    • Nothing now remains but for us to acquire the faculty of making
    • “Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment.”
    • still to add to that which leads to knowledge in this particular
    • to the will in ordinary life, you know that it arises out of desire.
    • physical-substance. Previously physical matter was there. Now
    • us. Now suppose we have been thinking; we have made our perceptions
    • belonging to higher spheres of knowledge are in no way foreign to
    • development of a higher knowledge to become possible.
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    • Now that we are once
    • know that from the time we were last assembled here, before
    • through the very uncomfortable heat in the room. Now of course it
    • difficulty even in this. Theosophy requires, as you all know, a
    • know how little artistic our age is, though we must be astounded that
    • Now as regards our
    • now constructed the first Central European Lodge and house. And those
    • occult knowledge in such a room. We have seen that the deepening for
    • to make the convictions and knowledge of the spiritual world too
    • knowledge in the separate domains of life — even of occult life
    • Although through particular circumstances to which we need not now
    • it can be known externally, does not possess. And why? The people in
    • require of the Oriental school of Theosophy any knowledge of the
    • movement first arose, H. P. Blavatsky, as we all know, accomplished
    • which, till now, no one in spiritual life had any conception, —
    • should not be, (to go into this now would lead us too far) we know
    • will now appear as man, a man towering above his fellows, until he
    • himself ascends to the dignity of a Buddha. Now every disciple of
    • who therefore was not crucified. This Jesus she now described as if
    • acquainted with one or other of the sciences knows that there are
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    • those that have been discussed. We know that what we have to say
    • have had to start from these fundamental conceptions will know how
    • we now turn to the accounts given, for instance, in my Occult
    • arise all the accounts given here, we know that they arise from the
    • so-called register of the Akashic Record. We know that what has once
    • taken place, by which we can discover how things once were. Now it is
    • now!
    • invisible to us; but it still somewhat concerns man even now, this
    • We know that the
    • mentioned with great respect. This school was well known for the
    • to learn to know the ego in its own world must represent to himself a
    • world all the workings of the mind, all conceptions. And now, if you
    • of this condition. It is naturally only known to those who in course
    • the sort in their writings. Now I shall not speak of those in which I
    • real true Theosophy. This is also possible. (You know that we
    • now approach this dreadful emptiness with the other preparations
    • The Knowledge of Higher Worlds etc. and other methods
    • so shaken our minds, which can now be grasped by our conceptions when
    • Saturn existence, then we learn to know Beings — not in the
    • Spirits of Will or Thrones. We learn so to know them that the surging
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    • essential parts did not consist of what we know as earth, water and
    • 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
    • compulsion. But this would not apply to what we are now discussing.
    • Now if we wish to
    • heat on ancient Sun. Now we can only obtain a feeling of this
    • really attain to what the higher knowledge gives. He who is unable to
    • knowledge. For what would be the opposite of this spirit? It would be
    • the higher Self with wisdom. In ordinary life we only know self-will
    • knowledge so long as we work after the fashion of ordinary
    • everything. For how do we acquire clairvoyant knowledge? Only by
    • away with when we wish to attain to higher knowledge. The soul must
    • of clairvoyant knowledge except by creating a suitable frame of mind
    • knowledge reveal itself? How is that which comes to us revealed when
    • approaches us, bringing us grace and pouring knowledge into us, we
    • acquainted on ancient Saturn. If now we were to put the question,
    • And now we know what
    • was meant by describing ancient Sun as consisting of air. We now know
    • Wisdom allow to flow forth from their own being. But now
    • it endures. But now something must enter to accept this. This occurs
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    • present time, or of which he can have knowledge — that we had
    • know as external physical fire or heat. To a man of the present day
    • concept must now be introduced, which belongs to the world of reality
    • an act, to an achievement. Now at first a man would say that a
    • as bear upon the spiritual world — do not, strange to say, now
    • know already, are connected with the process of the earth's
    • until now have appeared in some respects to be somewhat of an
    • ‘remained behind.’ We know that the Luciferic
    • Now what we call the
    • resignation by higher Beings. So now, on the Sun we see the following
    • the conditions of heat or fire present in the world. Now: if we look
    • Wisdom now flowing into the sacrificial heat we are able during the
    • now besides this, something altogether different seems to appear in
    • We are now coming to
    • sense in referring to Time previous to ancient Saturn. Now at the
    • Now if all conditions remained as they were, as we described them in
    • Now those Cherubim who
    • resignation — so we see, speaking now of the ancient Sun alone,
    • We have now learnt the
    • or air. Resignation as it has now become appears in external Maya as
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    • world we have now carried a difficult aspect of it far enough to
    • spiritualist union at Munich, and so little did the postman know what
    • the spiritual. We must now start from that point which we reached in
    • now under consideration, we must clearly realise that in speaking of
    • the sacrifice. Guilt or atonement as we know it in our ordinary life,
    • — everyone knows it — as uncertainty and at the same time
    • recall the words of the poet: ‘He alone who longing knows,
    • knows what I suffer,’ if we wish to convey an idea of the
    • to know that there is such a hidden life of the Soul? Life itself
    • Now in order to make
    • end of the matter. Now children are very specially sensitive to
    • unjust accusation; but as life now is, although such an experience
    • of his soul, begins to stir. The boy need not know that a memory of
    • few grumblings and tears now becomes the suicide of a schoolboy! Thus
    • form, is — longing. We also know the names by which this force
    • is known to the outer world, but they are only metaphoric and
    • it in others: — I refer to what is known as
    • not know that he is longing for home, he only feels an undefined
    • which we are now speaking. Just as we have inherited other things
    • repressed. Now because they were obliged to exercise this repression
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    • lectures the fact has now been brought home to us that behind all
    • comprehend by means of our own souls. Now if we are really to
    • Now before we carry
    • have now approached that of the earth, we shall start from more
    • knowledge, must come from Wonder. This is really the case. Any man
    • particular learning, will come to know that a sound way to learning
    • power of the process of acquiring knowledge. We should be able
    • actually to feel the dryness and withering of any knowledge not
    • originating in these two movements of the mind. Sound knowledge is
    • knowledge may be acquired externally and established by man through
    • any kind of reasoning. But a knowledge not framed by these two
    • the fragrance of knowledge created by the atmosphere of vital
    • by any of the phenomena known to man, that the Christ incarnated in
    • they are not tenable! Even enlightened philosophers now admit that.
    • knowledge is already established in him. He demands that what he has
    • now feel: ‘Had I been able to accomplish my sacrifice, the best
    • part of my own being would be living in those exalted ones; but now
    • sacrifice which could not be offered, can at any rate now be
    • planet, the less exalted gathered together. Now suppose that the
    • their Being with longing. Now the Spirits of Movement bring them into
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    • as I think you know, to be with you again for a while, for
    • to a true knowledge of the spirit in our studies and in our
    • knowledge is intimately bound up with the most inward aspect
    • of the human being, and every now and then we must therefore
    • events now taking place are the opposite of our own intentions,
    • full consideration to the events now raging all over the
    • something to us before this madness came on the world now
    • knowing what is going on in the physical world, and knowing
    • speaking, no one in the world knows what they want, and no
    • what is happening now for the real thing, when this is in
    • put into achieving material knowledge and material actions
    • after more and more knowledge of a kind that has seen its
    • people had sought to gain spiritual knowledge and spiritual
    • knows the history of ideas of the last decades of the
    • also knows that people actually no longer knew how to use the
    • therefore had no opportunity of knowing the spirit whilst
    • easy way of dealing with these things. If we want to know the
    • sermons preached in the churches — with politicians now
    • writing histories until now, but only to people who have a
    • Some of you know very well that soon after the present
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    • that, knowing this truth, we shall be compelled to feel
    • and fail to notice many of the tremendous changes now taking
    • Now, in these times of war, it can be seen again and again
    • which are generally read today. The old knowledge was still
    • night now come together. As they interact, opportunity is
    • be brought in. Mercury and Salt have been resting; now the
    • are now able to influence the instrument of the intellect
    • view. So it seems we can now understand why people who have
    • like to hear or know such things today. Yet they will have to
    • be known if we are to escape from the chaos that has arisen
    • where deeper knowledge of the laws of nature also discovers
    • only then shall we really know the social laws that are
    • We are now
    • we really come to know life.
    • I now want to
    • to look for inner spiritual impulses we now have a culture
    • beyond the age of 27 in our outer social life. This age now
    • age, he will come to a halt at the age of 27. Now if he were
    • oneself and there are some things that now have to be
    • individual imbued with the impulses of the age who now
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • fanciful and absurd. Nevertheless, truths that until now were
    • silence demanded of anyone to whom they were made known, must
    • through it, knows that this world on the physical plane can
    • explain it all to me and then told him: You know, that is
    • vital genuine truths must now be proclaimed to the world. For
    • of these lectures. They need to be made known out of a
    • a well-known literary historian as saying that Hermann Bahr
    • one in the case of this renowned and widely-read literary
    • to the truths which must now be made known, the whole
    • people merely get to know them, let alone gain direct
    • knowledge about the physical world has a certain effect — let
    • which have to be known at the present time for the salvation
    • is now necessary to make things generally known, it happens
    • created their own excitements. This has now become difficult.
    • also know that more than fifty out of an audience of a
    • they generally know better than anyone else to be untrue
    • — for they do of course know that they are not true
    • concerned can only be seen in his true colours if we know he
    • lenient in some respects than I have been until now. Do not
    • who generate them know full well that not a word is true.
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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
    • Mysteries, as you know, so that people in the surrounding
    • truths. Now, we have often said that it is fear of the great
    • this question, first of all considering why from now on
    • will need to know about in the time which lies just ahead.
    • You know, as soon as you enter into a non-physical world,
    • know certain entities, and above all things of a special
    • be made known to human beings under certain conditions. They
    • until now were initiated in the Mysteries considered it to be
    • another analogy. If people get to know more about the
    • death and do so in full consciousness, they come to know
    • in the Egyptian Mysteries was known as ‘iron
    • If this had been made known to people outside the Mysteries
    • before now, if people had been given an idea of these
    • drives, with their passions, had known that destructive
    • actual form it is taking now and in the immediate future to
    • demonstrate this law to you. As you know, not long ago
    • as we do now; times perhaps when only thinkers like Leonardo da Vinci
    • made airships possible, or the knowledge of statics which has
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    • that we are getting to know grave and significant truths and
    • be adequate for the future. But we must know the reasons why
    • As you know, this began in the eighth century before the
    • themselves known to them through the colours.
    • developed. This is something known not only in anthroposophy
    • know to have come from quite different impulses than the art
    • physical perfection. Now, we are really here to be part of a
    • the whole weight of present events will no doubt know what I
    • now; it does, however, agree with what genius will be in the
    • just as Suess, looking at the earth, realized that it is now
    • behind it all? The fact that human beings now relate to their
    • inner nature; they do not gain the power to know themselves;
    • Our souls are even now making preparations for the
    • they could now walk around like Nietzsche's followers who called
    • have knowledge does belong to the physical world; the rest is
    • right. Knowledge of human nature at the time of St Augustine
    • to the human mind and spirit — as you know, the human
    • facts will force them to know these things.
    • — illuminated minds are meeting all the time nowadays.
    • interesting that such things happen every now and again.
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    • am now going to get up. There are people, however, who get
    • touch of the idea: I am going to get up now. To repeat, many
    • was not meant to be as visible as it is now. These things
    • consider that this was known to the leaders of the ancient
    • associating with the gods; their heads do not normally know
    • ‘old superstition’, modern science does not know
    • a well-known historical figure, had a friend called
    • so now, but the laws and impulses are of correspondingly poor
    • have to realize that they must now prepare themselves to make
    • where chaos now reigns.
    • do now. It is possible to study this, but we must overcome
    • of course, is such nowadays that people often feel everything
    • no longer made known, which is, of course, the reason why
    • into the world of the spirit if one wanted to know anything
    • those clever people who now get together and want to guide
    • For it is the tendency today to get to know as little as
    • be best if it were to come right now and be as widespread as
    • knowledge that the outer form is withering and splitting up,
    • outward expression. We even know extreme cases. Children may
    • great their knowledge.
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    • comments today. You probably know the amusing experiment so
    • because they do not know the element which is always around
    • want to understand Luther today we must know the inner
    • point of view; we must know he lived a short time after the
    • earthly world not on the basis of what you are able to know,
    • when the secrets of alchemy were known, which was during the
    • Now Luther has
    • — we know it quite apart from the impression he makes
    • thousands of modern theologians or historians may now come
    • You see now
    • look for the things that give the figure real weight. Now you
    • truths have to become known which are not welcome truths. Yet
    • anyone who can read the signs of the times knows that they
    • have to become known.
    • while ago it was still taboo for those in the know to speak
    • relates specifically to what I am going to say now.
    • real knowledge of the things which are immediately around us,
    • know with complete certainty if something we see weighs a
    • you cannot know if they are heavy or light as air until you
    • pick them up. And finally, when you know that something is
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    • We now come to
    • however, makes them rather limited. Now, limited concepts do
    • This kind of generalized philosophizing will get us nowhere
    • also provide the background to the forms we are now seeking
    • whole is such that the forms now coming into existence here
    • really knowing how to use them to good purpose.
    • is doing is rather similar to what the Swabian — now I
    • do not know what to call him, the Swabian scholar or the
    • therefore, did something rather like Kjellen is doing now.
    • of course, know quite a few things about the way in which
    • written right now, during this war. To write such a book
    • Now, if we
    • analogy created by Kjellen is correct. You will now say that
    • you no longer know which way to turn; first I tell you the
    • which is simply nonsense, for it will get us nowhere. It is,
    • — I know the figures do not fit, but the real situation
    • years now we have been caught up in terrible events which can
    • on the basis of medical knowledge at the time, not just a
    • in Russian life, which is little known to us, we find
    • his works are now readily
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    • knowledge and the like, for this will allow you to penetrate
    • truths which we already know from certain points of view, but
    • always call on an image which humanity has known throughout
    • property, now they were transplanted to become personal
    • found if one knows the spiritual background. It has to be
    • life-forms which the medical profession now calls bacilli.
    • else. We can point to something which you know already from
    • physical laws which can now be observed. But I think you will
    • guided. But we are now in an age when such things must be
    • nowadays — in which the ahrimanic and materialistic
    • affairs having spiritual causes. Anyone who knows the real
    • Now and then
    • prime reasons for the spiritual battle. And now consider 1841
    • world, are mirrored right now in 1917, much of what is
    • happening now will not really come as a surprise. Events in
    • the physical world can really only be understood if one knows
    • know, Soloviev died at the turn of the eighteenth to the
    • They had little opportunity to get to know it and little
    • exactly right for a Professor of Philosophy to know nothing
    • about Soloviev — you know the story. So he let someone
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    • sphere. Where are they now?
    • Now consider
    • which we now are.
    • abstract formula will get us nowhere. At the present time
    • friends, know of the spiritual situation I have described and
    • of other, similar ones, whilst many other people do not know
    • from such knowledge for a particular purpose, the group
    • to people who have no idea of this and do not want to know of
    • would ever fail to make new literary works widely known? You
    • epochmaking literary works would remain unknown? Surely we
    • radical importance than all the well-known authors taken
    • how many people in this room do not know of the existence of
    • mass of people to know nothing of radically new developments
    • these individuals must nevertheless know three or four people
    • determined people's attitudes to others. People do not know
    • processes of evolution do know, however, how impulses and
    • fire. The first thing we must know is that, seeing that these
    • to know them or learn about them.
    • gained their purpose, for people would then not know they
    • them very well if people did not know they existed, for they
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    • even want to know about this growing spiritual inwardness;
    • on that occasion; now at last you are able to understand
    • current, which has now become an Earth current, can
    • To use the outer scientific culture, such as it is now, in
    • laws of nature which people need to know will become an
    • they live together, and so on. As you know, the beginnings of
    • it is done now. We must tell them of the special things the
    • will know what I mean.
    • course, this is easier than to do what is now needed, which
    • understanding surely ought to say to himself now: ‘The
    • inadequate.’ Surely, he must now be inclined to learn
    • has to be a matter of knowing how to unite these two
    • The book is now generally available and I should like to draw
    • know no better than to wallow in a few impoverished notions,
    • essay like this, and nowhere does its poverty of spirit prove
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    • realm of human evolution. They are now among us and the
    • spirits of darkness now walking among us are of the same kind
    • light have changed their function. They now inspire human
    • for freedom; they now make it their concern to establish the
    • evolution which now follow and will continue until the time
    • knows the change of function which came in the last third of
    • part of the decline of humanity. If anyone now considers them
    • twentieth century, will know nothing of the
    • have passed the fourth post-Atlantean age and are now in the
    • presents itself as the event of November 1879 is now coming
    • lead downwards. These are coming. You need to know how to be
    • wrote anything in favour of Darwin. We know, of course, that
    • think about it and they will know better than anyone else
    • continued. We are now at the time when human beings live on
    • cosmos. Gaining knowledge of the physical world has merely
    • good, but it must not dominate our lives now.
    • population native to its soil for centuries. As you know, a
    • to the soil. It even goes so far that there is now a
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • of the significant events which now present themselves to the
    • human mind, events in which humanity is now caught up and
    • now moving among us.
    • Stock Exchange, which are sometimes quite dimwitted nowadays,
    • find it embarrassing to admit to others their knowledge of
    • we know so little about what really goes on among people
    • today. The things which now happen sporadically in one place
    • hand, the spirits of darkness are now among us. We have to be
    • into the rightful elements which are now spreading on earth,
    • know, attempts have been made to understand the genius of
    • publications are now in existence in which the origins of
    • — people are now vaccinated against consumption, and in
    • important elements which will be the background to events now
    • matters knows them to be preparations. Only superficial
    • again — and we can now say this was
    • of course, liable to make us feel ill at ease, for nowhere
    • The belief that the tempest now raging is caused by the
    • people are so superficial that they do not want to know about
    • are now asleep and they will find it hard to understand how
    • older times. These are now being used up. Every day brings
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    • significance which lies behind all these things. As you know,
    • into the human blood, and now wreak the havoc in the human
    • may continue for a time. We know the seeds for the sixth
    • that now, in the fifth postAtlantean age, Archangels and
    • course, find it uncomfortable to know such things today. For
    • saying has so far been known instinctively and atavistically
    • have to be prepared to gain conscious knowledge of things
    • that used to be known instinctively and were also instilled
    • which, however, will only be possible if one knows the
    • Now, for
    • able to refute a spiritualistic thinker who knows that the
    • by book journalism, but very few based on real knowledge and
    • the 1840s to incarnate in human bodies and are now up in that
    • world again know about these things; they have the point of
    • view of the spiritual world and know that in recent decades
    • live on into the decades of which I am now speaking. Their
    • discipline known as ‘history’ today. They will
    • as we know it today, is not much more than a hundred years
    • a chemist does an experiment, he knows that if he combines
    • of human evolution can only be known on the basis of its
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • The translator is unknown, but the GA # is 220.
    • We know in fact that the
    • speak in more detail about this now, but the religions did see the
    • were active in him and that now he himself was active.
    • sinless, incapable of sinning, like a mere creature of nature, he now
    • third or fourth century A.D., was also now
    • know nothing of these divine spiritual powers; one can only have
    • morally sinful, now in his Scholastic wisdom felt himself to
    • of knowledge where I can also grasp the spirit.
    • one states that man has limits to his knowledge, that he must be
    • — to revelation, in fact — when one wants to know
    • is that the human ability to know is too base to ascend into the
    • intellect he could gain knowledge of the sense-perceptible world; and
    • his intellect. And one believed then that if one wanted to know
    • human being was not yet completely excluded from knowledge.
    • You know how, within the anthroposophical world view, we have had to
    • Now you know that I once
    • attempted to grasp the whole matter of knowledge at another point.
    • The Science of Knowing: Outline of an Epistemology Implicit in the Goethean World View,
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    • limitations of our knowledge of Nature, really arises from the view
    • the limits of knowledge, this is only the modern intellectual
    • necessary to know that in the depths of the human soul forces are
    • man uses his thinking chiefly in order to know as much as possible of
    • they are known to-day.
    • philosophers of a theory of knowledge speak of thinking, they
    • observe the tiny child (I will not now consider the embryo in the mother's
    • the independent element that it now is, and bears us through the life
    • of knowledge is quite abstract.
    • the knowledge of human pre-existence, another kind of natural science
    • present-day talk of the limitations of knowledge is not only a theoretical
    • that man might approach a knowledge of Nature under the sign of man's
    • scientist, mankind has now become sleepy, and does not even
    • knowledge of Nature is not only a theory; the fall and decay of mankind,
    • of the spine. This is quite out of the question. Anyone who knows
    • But if we know
    • philosopher of today to explain what beauty is (for he should know
    • meaning of the word. We do not even know what the Greek meant by
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    • Experiential Knowledge of the Supersensible.
    • shall mention only this well-known and very significant passage in
    • Spiritual in the things around us do we truly know reality.
    • Knowledge,
    • subsequent darkening into the state of sleep. If we now ask,
    • and our Ego emerge from the etheric body and the physical body. If we now
    • active, only he knows nothing of it. The essential point is to
    • mission of Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy to teach us to know and
    • do, with all clarity. We know that men once possessed this knowledge,
    • and glory of outer physical Nature. And it was also known that the
    • in this way reveals the knowledge they have possessed and the fruits of
    • this knowledge. The external physical light of the Sun, the physical
    • heavenly bodies, according to knowledge of the stars.
    • fixed festival. But it would fare ill with knowledge that humanity
    • gradually learn to know that he belongs to the Spirit of which
    • We know
    • when there was direct, intuitive astrological knowledge. This was
    • individuals. It is present even now, only we must seek it in a new form,
    • come when it will be known, for example, how Venus moves, and what species
    • spiritual Beings in cosmic space. Men will gain knowledge of how
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    • very least the anthroposophical knowledge of man and of the cosmos in
    • the principle that the knowing human being should understand himself
    • in his knowing has been touched upon in the lectures about
    • It was said that the person knowing himself could never
    • their crude parts and organs, now attention was directed to how
    • Now, you must admit
    • Now, if we are able to
    • organism we know that alternations of different conditions are
    • activity, drawing itself together into itself. Now let us compare
    • this condition with human sleep. I will now speak of what appears to
    • to know this) it is revealed that the inner aspect of the human
    • consciousness appear re versed in a certain way. Now, what does the
    • do well to turn the concepts around now. The earth's surrender
    • the human being we have come to know as the etheric body or life
    • said, it is nevertheless a fact that outer science does not know its
    • animals, are meat eaters! But it was not known quite what to do with
    • If we now study
    • But now let us turn to
    • If we now wished to go
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    • credulous and 'stupid' populace, what was well known to the
    • Truth knows no Mysteries. All Mysteries without exception
    • Now we must
    • Now you may
    • it, as I said, we must now set forth the real historic truth.
    • Mysteries to which I now refer — was all that relates
    • matters which we nowadays investigate in our chemical
    • mathematical and intellectual knowledge. These things they
    • were known. Only, as forming part of physical science, they
    • could have been attained by such knowledge were not
    • aspect of mathematical and mechanical knowledge, not letting
    • nowadays would consist in certain psychological truths. In
    • truths, however, are only kept under lock and key nowadays by
    • Now the
    • nowadays quite commonly in our laboratories), — the
    • gathered up in such statements as that Truth knows of no
    • knowledge of physical secrets, Moreover, not only had they to
    • preserved from a purely physical knowledge of Astronomy.
    • Therefore the spiritual counterpart of such knowledge was
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  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 2
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    • how the knowledge and awareness of super-sensible impulses working
    • Now the fixing
    • a movable Feast. Christmas is fixed because, as you know, it
    • Easter is made to vary in successive years. We know that the
    • again in the next year, others the year after, and so on. Now
    • Now you may
    • should know that our very heart's blood is united with every
    • human soul again and again with Knowledge, which — as
    • the life between birth and death. Knowledge to-day can be
    • Universal All, which, as we know, we share in common with
    • new birth. We cannot learn to know these human souls unless
    • we also learn to know the other aspects — those other
    • suffered the Fall, so to speak, whereby it is now a mere
    • being of the soul, that which shall be made known by human
    • Occasionally, nowadays, we see the world worshipping as
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    • festival associated with the death of Christ Jesus. Now birth
    • referring now to post-Atlantean time) were connected with the
    • sense-world. What is it that the profane world knows as the
    • transplant ourselves into ancient times of human knowledge,
    • You know that
    • stars. Now Pisces is associated with the feet, — that is
    • in accordance with the cosmic constellation. Nowadays, this
    • Now you will
    • in the Cycle of 25,920 years in which we are now living?
    • of a marvellous and intimate knowledge of the relationships
    • means an abstract knowledge which they had, of man's relation
    • to the Universe of stars. It was a very concrete knowledge
    • — a knowledge whereby Man could feel himself within the
    • twofold nature; and this was well known to those Wise Men of
    • Now these
    • just as our little finger now feels itself to be part and
    • World-conception now had the task of connecting the two
    • generally known as Science nowadays, concerns itself with
    • birth; that which is generally known as Religion, concerns
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment.
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  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • the acquisition of real super-sensible knowledge entails above
    • acquisition of conscious super-sensible knowledge outside the
    • physical body, shows us that just this super-sensible knowledge
    • learn to know this inner being of man when super-sensible
    • knowledge fills it, as it were, with light and with warmth
    • learn to know why we have an unconscious life during our ordinary
    • ideas, really leaves him cold. We must learn to know this in
    • knowledge, which has become emancipated from the physical and
    • acquires greater intensity through super-sensible knowledge. We
    • When we try to gain knowledge, we are then no longer able to
    • perceived through super-sensible knowledge make us speak
    • differently of the super-sensible objects of knowledge. These do
    • rise up in the super-sensible knowledge. Their content does not
    • a knowledge of the higher worlds, many things will therefore have
    • the contrary, we might say: The subjective element which now
    • ourselves, with everything which now constitutes our
    • to know this spiritual world as our environment. But we know that
    • we can only learn to know it through the inner soul-spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • wakeful mind and heart feels that we are now living in a time
    • not always realize this, particularly because we do not know that
    • knowledge and impressions resulting from the natural-scientific
    • to know, from a moral, a religious, world conception. When he
    • because he is unable to find in his present environment knowledge
    • children in an unprejudiced way know this). To find our position
    • to obtain a super-sensible knowledge, in addition to their
    • knowledge of the external world. I shall, however, look back upon
    • knowledge of the divine spiritual, we see that the Orientals
    • has reached this point. But now we are facing a significant
    • way, the ancient paths of knowledge, in the direction of
    • that world conception of which I am now speaking, is frequently
    • characterized just now, and that were looked upon in the past as
    • worlds in a moral and religious way, thus gaining knowledge of
    • this must have come from an ancient knowledge! It cannot have
    • sprung out of an ancient knowledge, out of a connection of man's
    • explained to you just now. But at the present time we can no
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  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • The Spiritual Human Being. The translator is unknown.
    • The translator is unknown.
    • existence which transcend the knowledge gained through sensory
    • human being, self-knowledge is undoubtedly a problem which must
    • gain a knowledge of the universe, for they knew that the
    • being by seeking to know what the universe is able to give them,
    • cannot be denied that in connection with a knowledge of man and
    • innumerable attempts are now being made to transcend the spheres
    • personally well known to me, is the following: He describes a
    • consider it seriously, for one knows how unscientific these
    • laboratory. The real facts which he now relates, and which, one
    • cases described to you just now, show that the longing, the great
    • seek a knowledge which goes beyond the facts revealed by ordinary
    • Let me now begin
    • essential facts are known to the great majority of those who are
    • now present; allow me therefore to illumine the things already
    • poisoning, really had some unknown inner defect, so that sudden
    • which I tried to indicate during the last few days, know that
    • objection which must be raised by one who really knows the
    • Let us now turn to
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  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • Christmas and Christ. The translator is unknown.
    • the world problems now extend to larger territories and in the
    • know the characteristics of the life conceptions of the East,
    • perceive that humanity, now taken as a whole, as it were, as
    • old gods have vanished and are now behind the surface of the
    • wished to know something important and significant in life, it
    • which I have described to you just now. We modern people have
    • did not have thought in the form in which we have it now. The
    • – and we are now living in the beginning of this
    • Let us now turn to
    • stirring and profound how the Gospels – now it is related
    • by this one, now by the other – speak of the coming of
    • the aid of super-sensible knowledge. By absorbing super-sensible
    • knowledge man may hope for a perennial Bethlehem. A profound
    • knowledge. We must reach the point of envisaging what may be
    • living Christ should be brought into every form of knowledge. The
    • cold abstract knowledge which led us into the misery of the
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin, the Spiritual
    • also known as: The Widening of Man's Perception.
    • The translator is unknown.
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the
    • Bibliographic Nr. 220, Dornach 1978. This lecture is also known as:
    • The translator is unknown.
    • studies we know that we discover certain senses only when we
    • transmit us a knowledge of our own inner being, have to be sought
    • parallel to the surface of the earth. If I now draw this
    • I would now ask
    • on earth had the gift of imagination, he would know that his
    • I have frequently explained this. Man does not really know the
    • faculty of knowing something about these radiations coming from
    • special occult study, enabling him to know the metals of the
    • earth. In the present time, such a knowledge would not be an
    • utilitarian way. It is a cosmic law that when the knowledge of
    • knowledge.
    • he now perceives, descending from above, something which again
    • is that there is also a right application of such a knowledge. A
    • person who is endowed with the imaginative power of knowledge,
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • a knowledge of the inner constitution of the human organism by
    • death, man lives in a real world unknown to him, one which cannot
    • Fifteenth Century, through the form of knowledge which has arisen
    • and became inaccessible to man's direct knowledge, because he no
    • in which everything will perish. In between lies what we know,
    • semblance enables us to develop a satisfactory knowledge of
    • difference between the way in which we should now look upon the
    • with the aid of an instinctive knowledge. Today it is impossible
    • clergyman who believes that he may gain knowledge of the
    • that only a knowledge gained in freedom, a knowledge gained by
    • value, but the Gospel must be added to the direct knowledge of
    • the heavenly spaces; he saw the Sun, but not as we see it now.
    • point of issue will be the knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • cosmos, where the Sun was shining. A true knowledge of the
    • realized fully and profoundly. This knowledge will not be
    • human being. It will be a knowledge which must be felt and
    • to know the difference between the teachings of the older
    • enabling us to see it, will ray out from our knowledge of the
    • Christianity and knows nothing about it.
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • and is the 9th of 9 lectures in the series entitled: Earthly Knowledge
    • series entitled: Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • KNOWLEDGE PERVADED
    • epoch. And you also know, from certain soul characteristics of
    • epoch in which we are now living, in which the soul qualities of
    • Greek gained what we now call an intellectual world conception,
    • essential transformation. Scientific knowledge, for example, is
    • now fully valued — or this was the case — only
    • boast of modern progress, the thoughts which they now form have
    • knowledge, he breathed in life, as it were, and thus he existed
    • took place from the time of ancient Greece until now. Let me
    • are known to ordinary history, for in order to grasp these things
    • through the methods which you have learned to know — when
    • — I am now standing upon the earth, but he said: I, who am
    • light of knowledge which could be kindled within him came to him
    • for they were only a reflexion of the path of knowledge which
    • one with the Father-God, was now looked upon in such a way that
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  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • Nr. 211, Dornach 1978. This lecture is also known as: Anthroposophy,
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    • Bibliographic Nr.211, Dornach 1978. This lecture is also known as:
    • Permeated by Christ. The translator is unknown.
    • just now, we must draw attention to all the spiritual powers that
    • that great influence on man which they have now. The life of
    • those who have spiritual knowledge.
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    • lecture is also known as, The Christmas Thought and the Mystery
    • This lecture is also known as,
    • example). Very little now remains of the grand thought which united
    • through deeper feeling, or through a deeper knowledge, were to grasp
    • fruits which grow on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and
    • Earth-body. But from his grave sprouts the tree which can now grow
    • earthly career. Man as he now is belongs to the Earth, through his
    • Earth-aura. And when we now see on the grave of the man Adam led away
    • by Lucifer, that tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which
    • temptation. While we seek knowledge, we seek it in another way than
    • the fruit of knowledge which comes to me through my participation in
    • the knowledge of good and evil on the Earth. This knowledge lives on
    • I behold this knowledge it becomes in me something different from
    • man-nature which Adam acquired after the fall. The tree of knowledge
    • with the correctly recognised tree of knowledge as it now is in order
    • now ask — and here we touch a significant Mystery of Spiritual
    • learnt to recognise as the principles of human nature? Now we all
    • know that the highest member of human nature is the Ego. We learn to
    • memory carries us back. This we know through various lectures and
    • which I shall now merely refer. What a man gives as his age at a
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • lecture is also known as, The Christmas Thought and the Mystery
    • This lecture is also known as,
    • translated from the original German by G. Karnow and A. Wulsin.
    • have seen a small example just now.
    • deeper feelings, a deeper knowledge received from their teachers who
    • the Knowledge of Good and Evil must you avoid, because they who have
    • — which was now represented in the most varied ways —
    • grows, the tree that can now grow out of the earth with which Adam's
    • now in his union with the Luciferic principle, belongs to the earth,
    • earth. And when we now look upon the tree growing out of the grave of
    • Knowledge of Good and Evil — we see everything that the human
    • When we seek knowledge, we seek it in a different way than was
    • knowledge that has become muse by the fact that I have gained the
    • knowledge of good and evil on the earth. This knowledge lives in the
    • evolution of the earth, this knowledge is there. As I look at this
    • knowledge, however, it becomes something different for me, something
    • Knowledge must become the trunk of the Cross, because the human being
    • Knowledge as it is now in order to achieve the goal and task of
    • members we have come to know as the members of human nature? We know
    • We know from the most varied spiritual scientific
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    • which is based on inner knowledge, agrees with the Greek tradition
    • consciousness, still left to us in dreams. Everybody knows how dream
    • his consciousness. Nowadays the door into the spiritual world
    • know that there is another world behind the world of sense — a
    • times. They had to be developed by man in the epoch to which we now
    • the Earth which later on was known as the Persian Empire, Zarathustra
    • knowledge and understanding for everything that lives, be it plant or
    • upon this world!” We know that for the Indian
    • sub-human element which formerly he did not know, and from which he
    • partly animal, was known by the name of Dionysus. The other element,
    • which is now expressed by Spiritual
    • him was based on this principle. Now it is not enough to say that
    • re-create this idea nowadays. Zarathustra calls this
    • who know how to build up these signs into a doctrine to which their
    • Now behind
    • and of Ahriman (the dark part), in their activity on Earth? Now there
    • below them the Amschaspands, good and bad. Now what are the Izods and
    • And now I
    • which makes us individuals, which does not now pour in from outside,
    • had in a measure united the two currents. Nowadays there seems to be
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    • Also known as,
    • Science up to that time and his own contributions to knowledge, in
    • his knowledge by speaking of it as a renewal of the wisdom given to
    • children. All you know is the outcome of your own contemplation and
    • during sleep. Traces of this consciousness of prehistoric man are now
    • Now it must be clearly understood that the
    • All that we know from olden times, even what
    • Egyptian epoch could say: “Even now we can still perceive a
    • Egyptians he was known as Thoth).
    • knowledge from the depths of Egyptian civilisation. And now we will
    • knowledge of definite laws of spiritual life, laws higher than those
    • this was the duality. Let us consider our own being, as we now exist.
    • the form that has been built up by our active thinking. Now the act
    • substances which have now passed into the human form, whereas they
    • man. Just as the substances in the blood now live in the human form
    • Osiris-power now living within us as
    • on Earth; for everything here was known to be of the world of space
    • last remnants of ancient clairvoyance. But now they said: “We
    • have descended from this spiritual world and we are now placed in a
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    • of spiritual activity to be found in Nature. Now today I am going to
    • Now today I
    • approaches the time is now ripe for the butterfly to lay an egg. Thus
    • a grub; in other words, a caterpillar is hatched. Now this caterpillar
    • cocoon. So we first have the egg, then the caterpillar and now the
    • Now people
    • and remains in it. It has some organs, has reached the light, and now
    • them to the earth. So when we see a caterpillar we know that it really
    • matter in the pattern of the sunbeam. We have now reached the point
    • up, so the sun forces, imprisoned inside, can now create the butterfly
    • Now the
    • what is known as ether — what I called ether-body in referring to
    • Inside the chrysalis where the grub has vanished, astral forces are now
    • now fly about in the air which was impossible for the caterpillar. It
    • be so simple, but in olden times when people had knowledge of these
    • know that he had not spoken with true inner feeling. But when he
    • light. Now here is the chrysalis living in air and light; as caterpillar
    • it turns to the astral which now works upon it.
    • another look at this: caterpillar and chrysalis. Now think of an animal
    • now spins them inside its own body because it cannot spin outside. Now
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    • relation to the spiritual world in so far as knowledge of it can be
    • We can never say that we have knowledge of an organ by looking directly
    • earthly life that we do not know the interior of our body by means of
    • ordinary consciousness. Least of all does a man know what he generally
    • his head. For when he begins to know anything of it, as a rule the
    • knowledge proves most unpleasant — headache and all that goes with
    • prevails. There we do really know what is within us. It is as if here on
    • come to know in our anthroposophical literature as the world of the
    • initiation-knowledge, we learn how this is to be understood.
    • Now,
    • We would indeed know that various beings were living in us, but we would
    • we were outside ourselves, but we know that this being outside ourselves
    • not a question of knowing something in a purely abstract way, or —
    • Now, my
    • these things, knows that immoral men, as a result of their preceding
    • Now why do
    • this state of sleep from a certain aspect last time I was here. I now
    • want to add something about the processes mentioned then. I know that
    • between going to sleep and waking, and now he is telling us something
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    • the lecturer, by an unknown translator.
    • setting out to describe what is the essential nature of human knowledge,
    • we have to say that man's search for knowledge has to be pursued in the
    • want to restrict ourselves to those means of attaining knowledge which
    • Now as
    • you know very well, in Anthroposophy we take this as our starting-point.
    • We fully accept the fact that with such means of acquiring knowledge as
    • with the ordinary means of attaining knowledge, it is impossible to
    • knowledge, that all thinking, feeling and willing, as they are present
    • knowledge at his disposal, be expected to speak in any other way about
    • Anthroposophical knowledge, however, just because it accepts in all
    • ordinary means of knowledge, must, on the other hand, endeavour to find
    • other means of knowing the world. And, as you are aware, such have been
    • Inspired, Intuitive Knowledge. By means of these special ways of knowing
    • — ways of knowing that by dint of strenuous effort have to be
    • ordinary means of knowledge clarity can never be attained.
    • now, on the basis of these three stages of higher knowledge, I should
    • Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge. For ordinary
    • man cannot, with ordinary means of knowledge, tell what his soul does
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  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • sin of acknowledging a truth two centuries before science had
    • that of the Italian thinker. On the basis of his knowledge he
    • Now-a-days our
    • ground; they comfort themselves with the knowledge that the time
    • because he knows that the human state of mind regarding
    • knowledge can only be satisfied when it realises that harmony
    • and knowledge are acquainted with certain scientific views. Such
    • conviction himself, it does not matter; he does not know the
    • laws of the soul and he knows nothing of investigations which
    • show that Haeckel, standing on the ground he knows, is nothing
    • knowledge; the things pertaining to external nature are palpable
    • acknowledged everywhere, though the ideas of different thinkers
    • habits of life of a worm knows that he must go back to the egg
    • of the worm and to the ancestors of the worm, he knows in what
    • the clay. But as now-a-days nobody with the slightest insight
    • Now there is one
    • upon an uncertain sphere of knowledge. Let them hear what the
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  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • Now to-day we
    • of. Now, to-day, on account of the investigations on radium,
    • I will now
    • Now those who
    • foundations of life is sought in what life leaves behind. Now
    • matter. So lifeless matter now becomes in death the outer
    • now wish to draw near to the inmost being of man from this
    • to-day as another truth, which now belongs to the
    • trivialities, was new, and even unknown, to the world of
    • conceptions, that it is an acknowledged fact that
    • themselves impelled to draw from the well of knowledge
    • But if the scientists wish to know the nature of the human
    • individual in man. Now in the animal kingdom every creature
    • unprejudiced mind were to say: “Nothing can be known
    • beliefs have changed in this respect, just as we do not now
    • respect, will admit that what is in him now was not there up
    • and form organs according as it required them, while now in
    • possible; it must now go on living in a hardened life
    • cannot now go into all the ideas which have been collected on
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    • man. This is common knowledge. Let us now try to form some
    • only within the physical world. We must know this, in order
    • the physical plane. But let us now suppose that someone were
    • earth. If we now look away for a moment, our clairvoyant gaze
    • Let us now
    • lower Devachan. Let us now go a step further, to the animal.
    • Now we have
    • already learned to know, in previous lectures, the nearest
    • body with stands these attacks for decades! Let us now try to
    • Let us now
    • this physical body. We now have a physical body, with an
    • Let us now
    • within the etheric and physical bodies. Thus, we must now
    • And now, let
    • If we now
    • and the astral body. But these as we know, leave the body
    • we must ask ourselves further: how much can we really know,
    • we can, in reality, gain knowledge only of the mineral
    • will then appear to them just as clearly as do now the laws
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • fountains of its knowledge and its life were available at all
    • after knowledge of the core of true human existence.
    • undefined “beyond” but surrounds us here and now
    • what previously did not exist for him — color and light, now
    • flows into him. A new world is now perceptible to him. In a
    • awakening. And now, when he has advanced thus far he learns
    • to make his own the various sources of knowledge which
    • not crazy, at best chimerical — shall now be dealt
    • then it becomes self-evident and common knowledge of
    • true knowledge of the facts of spiritual science will become
    • way to full clarity of spiritual knowledge of nature. And in
    • transform his knowledge again and again and so to rise to a
    • abstract knowledge, but a warm perception of the heart, he
    • that leads man to that knowledge in reality — the gate
    • urge towards knowledge demanded the higher degree of
    • bent, because they know not what to do with them. Goethe
    • perception. It is easy to say: this higher knowledge must
    • knowledge of nature and as sure a conception of what can be
    • boy of seven from his self constructed altar, so now did the
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  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • This lecture is known by two titles,
    • knowledge, then approached the Christ-Impulse simply and
    • I learned to know what windy brothers speed
    • Thus had Cyprian learned to know everything that was to be
    • and how all this works on him before he comes to know the
    • Justina was her name. He now entreated me,
    • know: if we would ourselves be beings of the world-all, then
    • of it all. And now imagine all this storming and raging of the
    • And now you may realise the feeling that can pass through the
    • and pay homage to heavenly wisdom; but it knows that it cannot
    • and we know that through it the whole direction of earthly
    • angel, knowing: He is coming not from human lands, he comes
    • grown-up people. For they too know the same thing that the
    • child knows — that the Christ-Impulse came into earthly
    • our now to be founded Anthroposophical Society. For there, too,
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • realise that during these centuries, Scientific Knowledge was
    • Scientific Knowledge was then very different from the ideas
    • to-day. For we are now speaking of the days before the
    • expressed thus by Aristotle”. Now the modern
    • Now Aristotle
    • other hand, we must acknowledge that the works of Aristotle
    • books of Aristotle for their final authority. Now at that
    • question of the immortality of the soul. Now this also is a
    • body. This Etheric body can now no longer be seen by man, the
    • about it, the knowledge having come to him from those times
    • Etheric Body as we now-a-days perceive colours. Thus, if you
    • Galileo, with his wonderful knowledge and grasp of all the
    • the distribution of space. Now it is just these laws which
    • must infer that what we may term intellectual knowledge,
    • knowledge governed by reason, may come much later than the
    • Science. We have now indicated Galileo's position in the
    • years. Then, as you know, man's conception of Mathematics
    • depends greatly on time. Now, Galileo argued thus:
    • wish to know the, true meaning of the wonderful
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • entertained thoughts which led him to believe that knowledge
    • For when Goethe, wrote the present, universally-known conclusion
    • human knowledge, as they now exist. It has become absolutely
    • general knowledge of special subjects. But when we consider
    • mere manifestation of energy, is now only entertained by
    • all that has become known of late years regarding the
    • stretch anything out into space? Now within the last few days
    • now-a-days; but to any one who looks more deeply into the
    • quibbles. It is contained in a book, now out of print,
    • of facts before them. People are afraid to take the step now
    • transcend the Kant-Laplace theory. They dare not acknowledge
    • Now you all
    • know how great were the hopes built on the progress of
    • also know that at the natural science Congress held in
    • any animal form whatever now extant. All shades of opinion
    • ape as he now exists, — on to others which diverge from
    • effect: “If any of my students now preparing for his
    • physical, even among thinkers who, without knowing it, are
    • are deterred by reasons into which we need not enter now; we
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  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • learn to know, in addition to the characteristics of truth,
    • through a knowledge of error, it is possible for us to guard
    • knowledge, and the super-sensible worlds. External science
    • human being known as a ‘medium’. Thereby the
    • a position to reveal himself, i.e. spiritual beings can now
    • being. Those who occupy themselves with gaining knowledge
    • knowledge of spiritual science, with its concepts and ideas
    • learnt to know from spiritual science the evolution of the
    • planetary system, then such knowledge mingles with the
    • mediumistic revelations; but if no such knowledge won in this
    • world-evolution. In all these investigations, knowledge must
    • does not know, although they reveal themselves through him.
    • pronouncement in a speech unknown to the medium, it is to be
    • to draw attention to one thing, well known to those who
    • cosmic laws. If now, beings of the super-sensible world are to
    • ideas, of all kinds. Let us now ask: — Do not errors
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  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • are well enough known, and need not be gone into here) —
    • ‘Selection of the Fittest,’ which is now being criticised
    • consciousness. So now they try to catechise the soul. Somehow
    • exhaustively contained in what it knows. In the underlying
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    • indecision. He does not know why, and the people around him do
    • not know why. He knows it least of all. One who busies himself
    • differently. In view of what is now surging through the world,
    • especially are fond of saying that unknown demons are at work
    • do not wish to enter now into any detailed criticism of
    • as they call it, he is like a man who wants to know what kind of
    • Now I know the manure, and out of this the corn will presently
    • everything in the wrong place, not knowing how to put in it the
    • now, in the one case and in the other. Above all when
    • from literature to explain what I now mean.
    • I quote it here because I am now speaking in a wider sense of the
    • witty story, revealing some knowledge of life in him who thought
    • across from one incarnation to another. We must now consider
    • People who do not observe what I have now said, often
    • this or that human being. (I mean now, not in a
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  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • now trying to find our way, we must explore many a
    • always well to be unsparing in self-knowledge and
    • arise. Nowadays one may often make a certain observation,
    • here as an example of certain things which we will now
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    • — for a long time before him, and yet not know into what
    • Some one may say at this point, Now he is trying to tell us
    • Now
    • inspires the fifth post-Atlantean age already now, and will do
    • well known. He is a true poet of our age. He, too, was a
    • true to at least thirty places of decimals! You know how it is
    • — many, many decimals. Now one might easily imagine this
    • Egyptian priests must have known it in very ancient times, even
    • already now for quite other complications of life than were
    • their turn might find it important to know — all manner
    • instance, there is a modern lawyer, known to myself and to
    • they now wanted a reactionary report. So his superior
    • an equally good reactionary one. Will you not now prepare me a
    • directions and is well known as a good jurist. Well, one tries
    • The secretary said, You know the post of Director in the
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  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • and is also known as,
    • inherently prosaic or poetic. For we now know that what
    • Science comparatively soon. Nowadays there is much
    • heredity is generally treated, nowadays, only in this
    • with what you may already know, even if you only
    • seven-year periods. Broadly speaking, as you know, the physical
    • you know, with climate, nationality, etc.) At this time the
    • Spiritual Science. Take now the moment of birth. Before it, we
    • you know from an earlier lecture, the result of the past
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    • spiritual life. He, therefore, who knows the laws
    • cyclic. We know the great cycles of post-Atlantean time: the
    • seventh century A.D. — if he knows these spiritual
    • behave differently. Now in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch men
    • consciously. Therefore a knowledge of these laws will
    • be placed. For as you know, thoughts are realities. In future
    • the more we develop into the future which is now at hand.
    • Such things as I just now explained to you — the two
    • even known for a long time past by those who have confronted
    • now rather in our ideas; John Stuart Mill expressed practically
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • higher than man. For, as you know, we do speak of the spiritual
    • so on, in the earthly world. We know that the life of man falls
    • Nowadays, as I said, there are those who imagine — though
    • whence it comes there is absolutely no knowledge of the
    • we have often described before. We know that the Archai or
    • Thence we come down to man himself. Man, as he now is on
    • of the soul is very common nowadays. But to benumb the soul is
    • rising to a knowledge of the spiritual world. On the other hand
    • of the spiritual Hierarchies, for then one knows that the
    • has much knowledge. True, nowadays he often talks a lot
    • about it, but he knows very little. We do indeed have very
    • frequent confessions of faith nowadays — not in the
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    • see no such connection. What I shall now say, let everyone take
    • will now have gained you may ask yourselves whether it may not
    • advanced. They, with their scientific world-conception, know
    • may indeed behave as men are now behaving; but never in
    • we could take various paths. Let us now choose one that re-suits
    • men of to-day know very little of the past. Above all, they do
    • not know why it is that certain things are handed down
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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
    • know, he recognized the others because he had already seen them
    • new revelation of the Christ now leads us to contemplate
    • about man's whole physical evolution. That is, we then know
    • himself again in the spirit after death. So does one who knows
    • He who knows what is beheld by the spiritual seeker must
    • humanity in its true meaning only when we know that truths are
    • and the Luciferic. And, as it comes to be known how the
    • Now, my dear friends, many things will be seen in a
    • born in men as if by reason of their blood. And we know that
    • and awakening We know that Jahve does not work within the
    • only if he knows, on the one hand, that all natural gifts,
    • may now ask under the inspiration of the Christmas thought:
    • Now, my dear friends, that which we may call the Christ impulse
    • as have been stammeringly imparted by spiritual knowledge as
    • of truth — apart from all other knowledge — you
    • illumination, as He has remained with us until now, as He
    • end of earthly time, as He wills now to be born in our souls.
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • by an unknown translator.
    • all know, these letters represent the names of the so-called
    • self-knowledge in the gold; self-piety, that is the piety of
    • those nights, now fixed by the festival of Christmas, the
    • initiation into the higher worlds, were known as “Magi.” They
    • their three gifts: first the gift of wisdom, in self-knowledge;
    • Now is the view obscured, now wide and clear,
    • highest wisdom, which is a fruit of former knowledge. He has
    • transformed this knowledge into feeling and experience and is
    • of the knowledge which it has gathered in earlier
    • understand who knows how again and again that motto has been
    • already in his soul, in his ripe soul. His ripe soul knows its
    • inner meaning. What is the meaning of the Cross? He knows that
    • The pilgrim, Brother Mark, who arrives here, knows that he is
    • Now for the peak! For all his weary toiling
    • Pervaded by a new and unknown sense:
    • religion of the Rosy Cross. He said: “He was among us; now we
    • even now; he desires to rise to higher regions, where he no
    • has received Mark knows many details, which the great Leader of
    • esoteric significance are now recounted by one of the Twelve to
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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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    • take a great leap forward into those regions of spiritual knowledge
    • discussing the path of knowledge — what we understand by the
    • man’ must liberate himself to some extent. Now the ‘homeless
    • always known that if they were to describe in detail the state of
    • understanding for what we might call “the self-knowledge of the
    • folk”. The injunction “Know thyself!” played an
    • the Folk Souls: “Know yourselves as Folk Souls.” This
    • Now
    • may be more prepared to acknowledge that certain members of man's
    • from time to time? At best it is something that is acknowledged to be
    • description bears no relation to anything that might be known through
    • that man's external form is known through the medium of the
    • senses. Whilst the human being is known through sense-perception, a
    • can be known through sense-experience or sensory impressions and yet
    • which we look upon as the highest member. We know therefore that the
    • man of the present day consists of these bodies. Now you already know
    • We know that we must think of the ego itself as inwardly organized.
    • is man as we know him today; such is our understanding of man at the
    • distant future, will know that man, such as I have portrayed him in
    • incarnations, so too do we realize that the Earth itself has known
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • know that the surface of the Earth shows different configurations and
    • not exhaust his knowledge of that country or provide a complete
    • body now permeated with spiritual soul-forces, and the geographical
    • Now
    • Now,
    • potent influence. From our general knowledge of the Hierarchies we
    • you will know that it was the
    • those Beings whom we call Spirits of Form or Powers, who are now two
    • Now
    • not undergo their Archangelic stage on the Old Sun, but are now
    • experiencing it in the Earth-stage. Hence they are Beings who are now
    • Earth, we should never have known the birth of language on Earth. In
    • physical plane. Now these physical conditions must not be regarded as
    • acknowledge the law that operates in such circumstances. This
    • many inventions would remain forever unknown if this work of the
    • Now
    • as they ought to be on Earth, but are now for the first time working
    • Sun stage, but only at the Old Moon stage, are now Spirits of
    • of those Spirits of Form who in our age are known as Spirits of
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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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    • transmuting their etheric bodies into Buddhi or Life Spirit. Now man
    • must now look a little more closely into the inner life of the Folk
    • Folk Spirits, as different from that of man. Let us now, turn aside
    • Now
    • angles. You know that this axiom could not in any way be demonstrated
    • whether you construct a triangle or merely imagine it, you will know
    • geometrical and mathematical knowledge sense-data are superfluous;
    • are unfamiliar, since Hegelian logic is only known to the few. From
    • this it is evident that man can arrive at knowledge purely from
    • experiences. These sensations are unknown to a Being of this kind; it
    • in these words: ‘Something is now streaming into me from the
    • Now
    • external world as experienced by man, and his sense-derived knowledge
    • of that world, is a world unknown to the Archangels. If you exclude,
    • ideas have continually arisen and how new sources of hidden knowledge
    • embraces the Sentient, Intellectual and spiritual Souls. Now the
    • which we know through sensory apprehension as colour, sound, warmth,
    • must now look again into the inner life of such an Archangel. From
    • his organic life. Now the Archangel, it is true, feels everything to
    • or Manas and are now in process of transmuting their etheric body
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • that man as we know him today is a highly complex being and that his
    • evolution of man we know that in prehistoric times our Earth, before
    • education of the child you will know that in the first seven-year
    • Now in modern man this consciousness, as you know, awakens to some
    • remained at the stage of the Spirits of Form and are now active in
    • have incarnated only in the condition which he now attains in his
    • should now be clear to you. If the line BC represents life on Earth
    • relationships in more detail later on. I now propose to describe them
    • we now cross over to Asia, we find a point or centre where the
    • now, they owed that disposition of soul peculiar to the ancient
    • yet been studied and of which the Indian civilization now known to
    • the universe. Nevertheless we can now understand that racial
    • us now glance at the repetition of race development in the
    • This was always known in the Mystery Schools. You will now understand
    • connected with the spiritual evolution which has always been known to
    • to us confirmed. Now these important truths can only be indicated;
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • prejudices which might easily arise on matters which I must now
    • already suggested. The aspirant for spiritual knowledge will learn
    • and we now understand how the Beings of the spiritual Hierarchies
    • question now arises; how do the Beings of a higher order work into
    • normal perception of Nature and the Spirit man knows only the realm
    • at A we have the Bohemian Plateau. Now imagine a huge wave thrown up
    • specialist knowledge. Anyone who has once stood on the summit of one
    • universal space, but now unfold their forces in the emanations
    • Now
    • other, to the human will. Now if there had been no Saturn incarnation
    • for this knowledge. The after-effects of each Earth incarnation,
    • Hence the life of will as we know it today can be traced back to the
    • also the later development of the sentient life. You already know
    • could so develop that they are now an integral part of his physical
    • problem, which now confronts us, is this: what particular mission has
    • Now
    • little self-knowledge can feel that the man of today has not yet
    • Now
    • Spirits of the second Hierarchy, as we already know, ought to work
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • extent you will also feel that the field of knowledge must be
    • our knowledge: Nevertheless from the indications given in the last
    • Now
    • you look out into the Cosmos you have now a picture of the
    • particular region. Now the forces of Mercury, for example, mingle
    • are concentrated and produce in effect what we know as the five Root
    • us now look more closely into the centre which, in Lecture Four, we
    • us now continue along the line joining the centres or focal points
    • such Mystery Oracle the truths of which we are now speaking were
    • Now
    • Now
    • down into his physical body. Now you know that the four fundamental
    • Now
    • the preliminary drafts, the suggestions of the higher vehicles. Now
    • you now move over to Asia you will find there likewise the planetary
    • us now move northward to the wide Mongolian plains where are largely
    • will now understand the peculiar character of the Semitic people and
    • must now turn our attention to the Western centre and trace the way
    • system. Now the Jupiter forces work indirectly through the
    • Now
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • civilization. Now this Time Spirit directed the sacred culture of
    • evolution towards the Hierarchy of the Spirits of Form. We are now
    • Now
    • at that time there took place, as we know, the Mystery of Golgotha
    • achieved. A most remarkable and interesting event now occurred. At a
    • age so admirably, he could now advance in evolution towards a higher
    • Now
    • Now
    • as you know, that Time Spirit who was later concerned in the
    • Now
    • advanced to a certain rank among the Spirits of Form. Now precisely
    • Germanic tribes that district which now lies over Central Germany —
    • sense, Scandinavian mythology with other mythologies, we may know
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • mythology, and so on. To anyone who knows the real facts this
    • comparative studies of religions upon one who knows the facts is
    • ago I met another who also wore the same uniform.” Now if the
    • times. The essential thing is to know what sort of man is concealed
    • similar or even alike, but the point is to know what is the nature of
    • should learn to know to some extent from an understanding of the
    • Now
    • insight into the hidden workings of that world. Now imagine
    • Persians were conversant with the Powers or Spirits of Form, known
    • radiations which we know as Spirits of Form or Powers and which, from
    • Personality. Now the peoples of the Graeco-Latin age also had a
    • still in a state of diminished consciousness. But now in clairvoyant
    • normal and abnormal, in the human soul was known to the Greeks. They
    • experienced. Now memory is much clearer, takes on sharper outlines
    • their knowledge which however was divine knowledge which they owed to
    • what we have come to know as the divine-spiritual Beings immediately
    • intervened in the life of the human soul, and who could now be seen
    • development to higher stages. He came to know Odin as one of the
    • Now
    • we know that the ego is incarnated in the pulsation of our blood and
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • phenomenal world was merely Maya or illusion. Now I pointed out in
    • cognition. If the ego “knows” any other object or other
    • really dealing with two factors, with the knower, the cognizing
    • agent, and the known. In the formal act of cognition it is irrelevant
    • whether that which is known is human being, animal, tree or stone.
    • But it is a different matter when the ego knows itself, for then the
    • knower and the known are one, subject and object of cognition are the
    • the knower, a cognizing agent, and this subjective enhancement of the
    • to adopt a passive attitude towards knowledge, to suppress the ego in
    • Now
    • you all know that two opposing forces have participated in the
    • astral body. You know that these forces made man's inner life
    • we also know that because these Luciferic powers had intervened in
    • known chiefly as an opponent of the Good and as an enemy of the
    • he now realized that something else stemmed from this influence.
    • influence of Loki. And now he felt the awful grandeur of this
    • the Luciferic influence man would never have known sickness and
    • sickness and death. Now what would the Teutonic mythology have had to
    • knowledge. In man, on the physical plane, this consists in those
    • that the infiltration of error into his knowledge — even into
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • whom we know by the name of Celts. It was the responsibility of the
    • ancient Celtic Folk Spirit, who, as we know from earlier lectures,
    • culture of Europe. Now the most diverse Folk Souls and Folk Spirits
    • form of cosmogony that now emerged in Greece was, to some extent,
    • substance of the old clairvoyance, transposed now on to the physical
    • Now
    • now lies, between Africa and Europe on the one side and America on
    • into the region now occupied by the Sahara and finally reached the
    • at that time encircled the Atlantean continent. Now you will recall
    • us now describe the further progress of the Germanic and Nordic Folk
    • knowledge for the emergent Christianity of the future is the decisive
    • on the basis of such knowledge. I propose to show how, through this
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • form, is connected in a remarkable way with the knowledge derived
    • from the spiritual research of our time. Now this is also one of the
    • played a significant role at certain periods. Now not only the mixture of
    • body of the Earth and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • which is to come. Mankind is now ready for freedom and self-knowledge
    • well-known case occurred in the seventeenth century, when a man
    • Spiritual Science to recognize where the truth lies, to know whether
    • is no doubt that nowhere has the ground been better prepared to
    • I now come to a theme which I have already touched upon. I have
    • can again be understood. Now if a people experiences the new epoch
    • certain level. Odin and Thor will be visible again, but now in a new
    • forces known to the old clairvoyance. Once upon a time Thor endowed
    • reason and spiritual knowledge less highly than the old, chaotic
    • however, are known to Teutonic mythology; it is fully aware of their
    • existence. It knows that the etheric form exists in which shall be
    • embodied what we are now to see again — Christ in etheric form.
    • clairvoyance. Vidar who has been silent until now will overcome the
    • vicinity of Cologne and no one knows whom it represents. But it is
    • of Vidar, the deeper aspects of whose being we are now striving to
    • Science reflects the knowledge of the Christ Being, and if we start
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    • ordinary worldly knowledge, but a ‘mediator’; through it
    • knowledge. When feeling became more intense, became filled with
    • knowledge of the gods and of divine things, knowledge of
    • spirit-land, was kindled in the soul. Thus knowledge was the other
    • known as drama, what is recognised in the West as dramatic art and
    • has been known for thousands of years, and which has been rich in
    • it has always been known, as it has been handed down by history,
    • that what today is known as physical science is a withering
    • branch in humanity's mental and spiritual heaven, I know
    • the future, anyone who sees what that future demands of us, knows
    • made. If you know this book, you know how impressively it calls
    • mankind to acquire knowledge in a way different from that of today.
    • From earlier lectures we know of an ancient clairvoyance which in
    • was so to say bereft by the gradual birth in him of knowledge in its
    • rape of ancient clairvoyance by modern knowledge was already taking
    • Odysseus, Menelaus, we find the external civilisation which we know
    • whose knowledge of nature and her laws is assumed to be as useful for
    • presence of its recreator, who has now for several years rejoiced us
    • pearl of wisdom for our whole pursuit of knowledge. If there is any
    • may acknowledge that the thinking which has inspired our work for
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    • extent the actual knowledge, of what we are now endeavouring to
    • to come to know again from our modern viewpoint the same living
    • other culture associated with Persephone and her mother Demeter. Now
    • does Greek mythology express this profound truth? We know that modern
    • to the gods as food. We know too that the gods recognised the impious
    • call attention now and again to such deeply significant features. It
    • considerable spur to our own knowledge, to the knowledge which we
    • now on the verge of publication, and
    • than what it knows by way of intellect, by way of reason. A more
    • Now Persephone is
    • in ancient times. Now there were also other gods working in like
    • by the now denser human body so that these clairvoyant forces could
    • you all know that one cannot do with ice what one can do with water,
    • healthy? Just as of old it was Demeter, now it is Eros, it is what
    • forces. She is transformed by Hecate, so transformed that she now
    • human being did not get to know the world in the way he does today;
    • Whether a man knows anything of the world depends upon his ether
    • the ether body? Its secret is that it is the key to knowledge of the
    • the door to knowledge of the world were it not for the ether body.
    • labyrinth of thought, the threads which have to weave our knowledge
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    • opposite of soul or spirit. Now what the man of today means by
    • experience was unknown to the Greeks. When the Greek directed his eye
    • our hand from left to right, we know that a mental activity lies
    • mere movement of the hand and our will, but we know that the movement
    • divine-spiritual activity — was unknown to the Greeks. We shall
    • known or of the same kind as those already known, but which
    • birth to the rainbow.’ Now let us turn our gaze inwards; within
    • knew something and which men will come to know again through
    • become intellectual knowledge, but was elemental feeling, there arose
    • snow. The man of today can find no word to cover what the Greek
    • are rooted in our ether bodies. You know that from other
    • Now if we were to put
    • muscles when we laugh, if we did not know that in these movements of
    • ego-consciousness. Now when the Greek asked himself what it was,
    • has a self-knowledge which can properly distinguish this threefold
    • that physical, etheric and astral bodies were distinguished. Now that
    • by this astringent taste, then you have the self-knowledge which the
    • occultist calls the self-knowledge of the physical body through the
    • self-knowledge works in such a way that man feels himself completely
    • permeated by this astringent taste, the occultist knows that he is
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    • Now it will certainly
    • or the ego-bearer. Now it is obvious that because this ego is in such
    • Much of what I am now
    • Beings of the first category, and you know the relationship in which
    • they stand to us. We know that, under quite different conditions of
    • Now we invariably
    • great leaders of civilisation were actually men (I am not now
    • Now they emerge again from the twilight of existence and intervene
    • We know that as far
    • incarnated for three years in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. We know
    • permeated by Christ that they now appear at a higher stage of
    • and that as Christ-filled Beings they now influence mankind from the
    • Impulse. Thus we now have one class, one category, of guiding Beings
    • Egypto-Chaldean times have been filled with the Christ Impulse now
    • through the eye of seership, through spiritual-scientific knowledge;
    • whom we know that he plays a very considerable role in human
    • that now the etheric and astral spheres of the Earth became
    • Being whom we know as Christ was not there, now the etheric and
    • which was first made possible by the Mystery of Golgotha. You know
    • the totality of human souls, just as the physical body now falls away
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    • knows, Dionysos is one of the Greek gods, and the question must have
    • know of one nation which had developed to a very high degree a
    • If ancient Hebrew consciousness was utterly filled with the knowledge
    • them knowledge of a Luciferic, a superhuman nature, so in the Greek
    • to say, ‘Take all the forces known today to the chemist, all
    • acknowledge: ‘As I observe this soul, it becomes larger and
    • As soon as a man attains to knowledge of the super-sensible world he
    • come about specifically upon Earth. We know of course that man first
    • any knowledge which the Greek gods had acquired there about the
    • the post-Atlantean epochs, we know that the development of earthly
    • consciousness, which has now become subconscious, man looked outward
    • could come about that each one of your souls, now in your physical
    • through acquiring intellectual knowledge? Whence comes it that the
    • order to make a picture of the whole by intellectual knowledge. It is
    • We know that the
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    • today was quite unknown to the ancient Greek. If we call to mind what
    • the world, presented itself to them as a kind of knowledge, a kind of
    • which is the usual attitude, knows nothing of what it is trying to
    • innermost member of the human being, the ego, which as you know we
    • for knowledge of the physical world. It is not visible to our eyes,
    • nor in any way perceptible to any faculty for acquiring knowledge of
    • knowledge of external things we cannot observe the ego as such; we
    • go in investigating with the forces of physical knowledge, we only
    • encounter this ego once. Although we know quite well that there are
    • of knowledge, each man has only one opportunity of perceiving the
    • being, let us now turn to the outermost member, to the physical body.
    • As you know from things I have written or said on various occasions
    • in recent years, the physical body can only be known in its true
    • to the physically based powers of physical knowledge, the physical
    • which we have as many examples as the people we know on Earth. We
    • only learn to know the ego when we direct our physical faculty of
    • knowledge upon ourselves. We have to look into ourselves with the
    • power of knowledge which we have acquired upon the physical plane if
    • we wish to learn to know our ego.
    • ego which we perceive with our physical powers of knowledge belongs
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    • own time we can come to know through Spiritual, or Occult Science; and
    • we have certainly seen how much of what we come to know today in quite
    • significant principles of knowledge, principles still today not fully
    • of the human soul struggling for knowledge and for entry into the
    • light upon the lot of the soul struggling for knowledge, living in
    • look to supply the answer to the question of how knowledge comes
    • astral body and ego, it can come to no viable theory of knowledge.
    • For knowledge is bound up with the whole being of man, and unless the
    • question as to what knowledge is will only be answered by the empty
    • this, I can only say a few words about the nature of human knowledge.
    • You all know that the
    • human being could never attain to knowledge if he did not think, if
    • thinking. Knowledge does not come of itself. The human being has to
    • his mind if he wants to know. As adherents of Spiritual Science we
    • which lead to knowledge.
    • knowledge comes about as a result of work carried out by the brain.
    • cognition, but if we bear in mind that the main thing in knowledge is
    • ideation, in mental representation, which is what brings knowledge
    • organisation in general, for knowledge, or let us say to begin with,
    • We know that this preparation took place during the Saturn, Sun and
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    • knowledge, to meet calmly certain experiences. A soul-experience of
    • the figure there described, the figure we know as Capesius. We know
    • certain doubt, as to all knowledge, a man then has an inner urge to
    • find other ways of obtaining knowledge than the usual ones. In
    • ignorance, as man's greatest sin. He learns to acknowledge that
    • certain indolence say: ‘What do I want with knowledge? The gods
    • through us. We are not cultivating in our knowledge any private
    • that one can know nothing; he feels that it would be a violation of
    • must acknowledge that you cannot persist in your ignorance; you may
    • feel afraid, not knowing what to do; when it seems: ‘You must,
    • into his previous incarnation, how he has been allowed to know what
    • really not to be taken lightly. We come to the saying that knowledge
    • self-knowledge — not just superficial self-knowledge, but true
    • self-knowledge — when he really learns something of his inmost
    • better to acknowledge to oneself the truth, that at bottom even the
    • Now let us consider
    • shattered. What is it that we carry within us? We all know that
    • his present stage. We know that in order to reach his present form he
    • another side. We cannot come to know occult facts by pinning
    • know that we are now in the postAtlantean age, and that this was
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    • able to develop knowledge which goes beyond the completely egotistic
    • knowledge of what takes place within our own organisation. I tried to
    • Now in order to
    • continuously towards man out of the Earth itself. We will now examine
    • are known in zoology as mammals as the Darwinists do. It is quite
    • — mainly domestic animals as you know — have in the
    • You can now form some
    • Earth towards its surface. The forces which were now to unite with
    • to fresh forces which now worked upon man from another, and an
    • Now if we think of
    • Now it should be
    • way that through self-knowledge they also arrived at the
    • even into its baser elements, now at the Baptism by John in the
    • to describe this instreaming in its purest form from above? We know
    • of course what took place in the Baptism in the Jordan. We know that
    • of the Mystery which had now been brought to a certain
    • the Old Sun. We know from Spiritual Science that the condensation of
    • ourselves advance in knowledge of what the world is, the better we
    • Now we are bound to
    • today every schoolboy knows that this was not so.’ But it is
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    • has an impulse to struggle for a knowledge beyond what is evident to
    • his senses, or even to his clairvoyant knowledge; he aims at a
    • knowledge which goes further, a knowledge which is, to begin with,
    • However it is now a matter of common experience that the soul works
    • the stuff of his own soul, into the images of his knowledge.
    • creations of Greek knowledge were far more densely packed with true
    • reality, and compared with it the knowledge which we acquire today
    • for objective knowledge of the world our souls had to become weak,
    • utterly weak. Our soul, the knowing soul, the soul which perceives
    • grow into world-reality knows that at a certain point in his life
    • on Goethe's theory of knowledge, which appeared many years ago.
    • knowledge the human being acquires only a part of knowledge, a part
    • squeezed lemon, acknowledging only the science of today, then it
    • ‘If a healthy soul with the means available to modern knowledge
    • knowledge, through esoteric training, we descend into these regions
    • self-knowledge such as is given by esoteric training a man tries to
    • against surrender to egotism. Even higher knowledge is dangerous in
    • should humbly draw near to this knowledge that he is the goal of the
    • something upon the Earth now of this work from without upon the human
    • known to it. Why is this? Because the way this speech centre is
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    • agree with the following passage of Hermann Grimm: “We now see
    • upon his words, but who had now deserted him and were looking with apparent
    • known works for the purpose of contemplating the peculiar qualities
    • him in the kingdom of Nature. Spiritual Science knows that man contains
    • that which now constitutes our inner being was already in existence
    • in which only later was incorporated into the kingdoms which now stand
    • was now to draw into the souls of men and to be laid hold of by dint
    • not know that it would live and flow onwards like a river that sometimes
    • depths of the soul was this Greek culture and now it appeared once again.
    • had conceived of in forms only, has now become inward; we see the inner
    • If we now turn to literature
    • at the original works, but we know too that humanity will never cease
    • sheer love of them the innumerable reproductions now in existence were
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    • by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. And, it was transcribed
    • by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission
    • raised as to what lies behind the now so famous horses of Elberfeld
    • influence, and to assert that a horse knows immediately when a professor
    • learns to know after years of work in a physiological laboratory!
    • now tell you must be described absolutely as a hypothesis, just because
    • in check the whole mathematical automatism. Now it is strange to see
    • wire in order to connect it with another apparatus. Now the earth
    • its consciousness the horse knows nothing of all this. Besides, owing
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    • by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. And, it was transcribed
    • by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission
    • need only to think of some of the well-known national epics, of the
    • From the general human standpoint we know how plastically the figures
    • describing. Much is known from other descriptions not contained in the
    • And now to consider the
    • And now from these sagas,
    • stands before our eyes, so that in nowise have we any feeling that the
    • is nowhere to be found as in the ending of the Kalevala. The Christian
    • Western Europe learns to know the soul of Finland in such a way as to
    • pretend to combat this modern investigation, but acknowledges fully
    • of the 19th century: it acknowledges the importance of the idea of a
    • and it acknowledge the connection between the external human form and
    • back from the present to the past that nowhere can we directly rank
    • form which we know in the present. If we go back into the evolution
    • Nowhere do we find it possible to place even the most remote human race
    • forces still ruled unalloyed which we have now detached as the forces
    • imagination. We know quite well to-day that when we speak of imagination
    • more subject to a sort of metamorphosis than they are now. Thus we must
    • comprehend Achilles when we know that Homer wished to represent in him
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    • decades now, but particularly at this time of hard trials for mankind
    • Now,
    • but now, as spring advances and especially when summer comes on, they
    • snow. In the swirling and whirling of their dance they are governed
    • snow-mantle of winter, so that we enter into the secrets of the womb
    • a man who out of present-day spiritual knowledge wrestles his way through
    • Festival. If that is done, if nature-knowledge is true, spiritual
    • observation of matter. Now, just as you must transform your vision of
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    • know from yesterday's lecture that when
    • Now
    • now we are concerned with the coming of winter to one part of the
    • us now look at this Earth of ours. It
    • us now consider this from a cosmic standpoint. What is this great
    • know what this water-drop really is. It is nothing other than a
    • now it has been raised to the level of exact science. The graphs
    • into details; the work has been published and these findings can now
    • Now
    • now we turn towards the inner part of the Earth, we come to the
    • reasserts itself — imaged in winter by the snow-mantle that
    • cook them. Now the development of a plant to blossom and then to
    • the cosmos outside the Earth, we now have in winter the ash-forming process.
    • Now,
    • will not now go into the chemical side of this, though the result
    • would be the same if I did). Now a salt-deposit of this kind has the
    • beneath the snow cover which strives in one direction, one might say,
    • Now
    • Now
    • now I must tell you that what I have
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    • considerations we have gone into here, and since we know that soul
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • for, as you know from previous accounts, the elemental beings now
    • surely by now the Ahrimanic beings must have become clever enough to
    • But now,
    • now in spring the plants begin to
    • able to become etheric beings, whereas they are now only astral
    • Now
    • now that man has advanced in freedom, he should use his freedom to
    • the ear — this knowledge becomes the creative word that works
    • it comes out in the healing ones. Thus we learn to know these healing
    • powers at another season. If we know what is going on secretly in the
    • on Earth — the health-giving healing forces, and a knowledge of
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    • now we go forward from Easter, the spring
    • the material realm. Now in summer, high summer, man is really bound
    • the Earth? — then one knows: That is cosmic Will. And one has
    • now within this radiant activity there
    • cosmic Easter Imagination, is. And now, for the St. John's time,
    • give it the same name by which it was known then. We can say: In
    • Now
    • whence the dragon draws his coiling life. But now, in the radiant
    • the process of crystallisation? — now we see how at
    • now if we have gained the impression of
    • Spirit-Father of everything around us. And now we behold the outcome
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    • on wings that winnow sweet blessing
    • knows Goethe one must say that it is real to him only through his
    • is not known — the fact that all external substances and
    • Now from the
    • he comes to know how Raphael is active in human breathing.
    • circuit of the breath, knows the healing forces from the human side.
    • have learnt to know Gabriel as the
    • Now
    • Now
    • snow in the clouds of winter. And below, Uriel, with his grave
    • staff of Mercury which now in the airy heights has become
    • Now
    • on wings that winnow sweet blessing
    • and to know how true they are.
    • Now
    • in the breathing system. And now Gabriel and Raphael, as they ascend and
    • understands the first stage of healing. If he knows what salt should
    • Gabriel-way to the Raphael-way to work on him, he will know how salt
    • now we come to a secret, familiar in
    • Here is the secret that was known at one time; the secret that is
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    • elementary education, the branch of knowledge commonly called
    • been the case before. I know that such a statement seems highly
    • now we will approach the subject from another side. I have
    • contrary, it might possibly be thought that a knowledge
    • by the existence of much profound and detailed knowledge aiming
    • body of knowledge would be of very little help. I hardly think
    • now for a moment we will take a strange hypothesis, but one
    • way. Truly, in respect of intellectuality and knowledge of the
    • now we witness a remarkable spectacle. Through these simple,
    • now let us think of men like Tertullian who with a certain
    • now think of Copernicus, of the whole development of
    • now, is nevertheless correct. To this deeper observation, a
    • same path will lead him to knowledge of the spiritual
    • knowledge of foodstuffs were essential to nourishment.
    • understand Christ, must have real knowledge of
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    • will begin to-day by turning our thoughts to the event known as
    • Whitsun Festival, by those who are generally known as the
    • observe them and hear how they were speaking now, they seemed
    • until now had lived in extraordinary simplicity, a few of whom
    • as if lost in dream. This they knew. But now it seemed to the
    • who had been awakened by the Spirit of Cosmic Love, now felt
    • they had not previously grasped. Now, at this moment, there
    • he had been asked whether he knew the Galilean; and now he knew
    • evening. Thus did Peter remember the scene usually known as the
    • vision. Above all he was now able to gaze at that event of
    • by the all-prevailing Cosmic Love was necessary. Now there came
    • possible now. For in order to comprehend many a thing that will
    • of necessity to read something that mankind must come to know.
    • respects the intellectual knowledge attained by Plato or
    • knowledge had been acquired. And if one pictures this
    • intellectual knowledge to which humanity had attained, which at
    • pictures how this knowledge had spread in a way
    • knowledge, gathered and garnered by humanity in pre-Christian
    • for all higher stages of human cognition this knowledge has
    • knowledge existing at that time shed darkness, not
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    • it now. It is quite true that when clairvoyant
    • they bore within their very souls those things we are now
    • narrated now. They had been quickened, awakened as it were by
    • quickening they now worked on. What lived within them was the
    • Power which Christ Himself had now come to be. And here we have
    • considering the event usually known as the Baptism by John in
    • the passing into the spiritual world which, as we know, takes
    • known as Kamaloka, the time of purification, the human being
    • concepts that are elaborated in Theosophy. We know that in
    • is sufficient, now, to say that in them a man was led by stages
    • Co.] we know that the peoples of the earth are led and guided
    • by those Beings of the Spiritual Hierarchies known as the
    • certain things we need to know in order to perform some deed.
    • for men to rise up to Christ, Christ had now come down to the
    • experience comes to us, we know that the suffering has its
    • the light of the knowledge that a life was once lived on earth
    • us turn again to the event we know as the Baptism by John in
    • Apostles were not always able to distinguish quite clearly: Now
    • we have Christ Jesus before us, or, now we have only the Christ
    • they did not invariably know whether the one or the other
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    • John's Gospel afford me a certain consolation. As you know,
    • of Nazareth from about his twelfth year onwards. As you know,
    • by his lofty answers. We, however, know why it was possible for
    • time to give those astounding answers. We know too that after
    • Jesus child, endowed now with the Zarathustra-Ego, grew up in
    • inspired those ancient Prophets and that now the inspiration
    • writings. I now interpolate into this narration of the contents
    • absorb all the knowledge possessed by the others around him.
    • astounding answers to the learned doctors, but he now heard the
    • Nazareth — he believed that the Bath-Kol made known to
    • to know many regions in Palestine and places outside. Now in
    • journey about the country, he came to know these centres of
    • the other Gospels. And indeed it is only now, within our
    • priests and, as they believed, also by their god. And now, as
    • sun-existence. And now, as if resounding from the spheres of
    • through the Bath-Kol. But now the Bath-Kol was utterly
    • quite a different direction. And that of which he now
    • communicated what came to Jesus of Nazareth through the now
    • Baptism in the Jordan to know human nature in its darkest
    • knowledge can only be attained by plumbing the darkest depths
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    • the knowledge that everything in the evolution of humanity is
    • know what to make of him. Even in earlier years he had spoken
    • still did not know that the Zarathustra-Ego had reincarnated in
    • change had come about in him. And now he often felt: Ah! how
    • his soul. And now he was often mindful of how, before his
    • knowledge and religion; he thought of how between his
    • possibility of rousing Hillel's anger; for it was known
    • thee! Hillel threw on his mantle, came out, and said: Now what
    • wager now grew very uneasy. Hillel returned to his tasks. But
    • gently as before: Now what hast thou to ask me? I wish to ask
    • now he had nothing to ask — he had laid a wager that he
    • Moreover it is dawning upon me that the knowledge I possess
    • revelation is worthless on the earth as it is now. With strange
    • Zarathustrian teachings. He did not yet know with
    • but now forgotten. This prayer had been revealed to him when he
    • known that by their mode of living and their secret doctrine
    • It is sad, they said, for his knowledge was so great. True, he
    • was always very silent but now he has completely lost his
    • once again, but now with an added greatness. And at the
    • unique Being was now living upon the Earth: the Christ Being
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    • from those sources from which knowledge of the spirit comes to us, it
    • have a firm foundation in spiritual knowledge, I can say: in them we
    • limits of the physical body, now flows from me out into the universe.
    • who look down upon it as something of which they know that it informs
    • through the gate of death, and now gaze down upon the movement with
    • necessity of this movement. But now that we have entered the
    • spiritual world we know that we can help and how we must help at a
    • philosophers and much better than our times, in which knowledge of
    • comprehensive knowledge of human nature, is the virtue of wisdom. But
    • that we learn from it, not simply accumulating knowledge, but growing
    • still accompanied by the physical organ. The skull has now covered
    • cerebrum, the more activity is withdrawn (a thing unknown to external
    • and know how to intervene where it is necessary. When we are inclined
    • Now it is
    • has already youth behind one — while people think now that they
    • life. We have to come more and more to the real knowledge, looking
    • important affairs of humanity, not only in human conscious knowledge.
    • You know
    • know that we are in the most living connection with those who have
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • Now
    • science in the field of human knowledge, and the
    • repetition of what you all know already. Philosophically
    • of nature. We need only recall those now outmoded branches of
    • knowledge, astrology and alchemy, to perceive how nature
    • it is precisely when we now ask ourselves: How, in turn, can
    • cannot at present acknowledge, as a semblance. In
    • lectures that follow — knows how the state of the spirit,
    • when, more than twenty years ago now, I worked out my
    • of knowledge than does present-day science?
    • scientific conscientiousness. I should like now, at the
    • present-day path of knowledge is still not easy to explain
    • at knowledge lying beyond the ordinary region science deals
    • matters of knowledge suited to their time, by certain
    • thus genuinely constituted matters of knowledge. People today
    • but discovered by earlier paths of knowledge.
    • knowledge in order to advocate them today. They suited earlier
    • epochs, and nowadays can even be harmful to man if, under
    • knowledge that I shall choose two earlier ways, describe them,
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • Now, man's attitude to his own soul is such that the most
    • acknowledges the mental as such, regarding it as a result of
    • unconscious as if extinguished. Now, when he looks at
    • consciousness, do not know anything about the
    • again we know only through observation — what actually
    • the organism is unknown to us just when it is creative; it is
    • unknown to us at the very point in physical life where it
    • functions is, strictly speaking, only indirect knowledge,
    • methods will take us only to the point they have now reached;
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • the senses. Man today, seeking to know the spiritual, does not
    • only; and in it, as we know by direct perception, thinking is
    • Now, however, a very great deal depends on our carrying over
    • when we really say to ourselves: this imaginal knowledge cannot
    • perceive ourselves in this semblance-making and know
    • which we know to contain no unconscious element — so as
    • meditation, so now we must dispel these concepts, and all other
    • such a way that thinking, feeling and willing now densify and
    • next step must now be to strengthen still further by
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • When we allow such a saying — with all that we know may
    • Nowadays, indeed, we can see that the increasing
    • powers differently nowadays from the way they were developed in
    • conclude: everything we know about it indicates that such
    • knowledge, in gaining a place within the soul, took on a
    • spiritual vision: It is complete, it has now become part of
    • memory, and we know where we are with it once and for all.
    • have now described to you many of the features that the modern
    • experience in such things knows that he has to wait years or
    • decades for certain kinds of knowledge. Again, it is
    • in the spiritual world — that is, of knowledge.
    • what I am now expounding historically.) What we call thinking
    • for scientific research, and to which we now train ourselves by
    • previously indicated, I am saying something now that will be
    • know how, impelled by the modern spirit of science, people
    • arrive at objective knowledge by moving from one logical
    • deduction to the next, and by excluding from knowledge all
    • this now leads us to see Greece in general as the
    • a kind of knowledge that flows over into the artistic sphere. I
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • What we ought to say is this: if we establish our knowledge by
    • — by youthful science and knowledge, so to speak, as
    • When he looks out at the reflection of this existence, he knows
    • knowledge.
    • man that I should now like to characterize.
    • replica of the world of facts and of the senses. Now,
    • our soul creates replicas as its experiences; so now we learn
    • know man's structure only in coming to know the spiritual
    • hand we know that the material forms operating within us are
    • influencing our modern life, I should now like to set another
    • civilization, which even in Europe is now of some
    • not yet come (it is more than twenty years ago now): to
    • general materialistic outlook. Nowadays, this is taken to be
    • knowledge that there exists a spiritual reality, with a
    • instance. But it is important also for the precept “Know
    • true that we can now elevate ourselves to a life in the
    • for a passing phase of history (in which we now are), to turn
    • exaggerating a little) it now interprets everything spiritual
    • is equally necessary now for him to attain the decision,
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • matters, the possibility of achieving a knowledge of spiritual life
    • some kind of spiritual knowledge? even though it may often turn
    • out that the only knowledge of a spiritual world allowed is one
    • knowledge of the spiritual impulses underlying the
    • levelled at anyone who now attempts such a task is that of
    • knowledge, in so far as this is appropriate, but to observe
    • carefully where the limits of purely natural knowledge are
    • Now
    • discernment of the limits of natural knowledge, because these
    • that leads from man to knowledge of the world, we must
    • is from this point of view that I should now like to raise the
    • question: Assuming that the limits of our knowledge of nature,
    • being: if there were thus no limit of knowledge, what sort of
    • to his knowledge of the outside world, and must not
    • ordinary knowledge, which has to stop at the limit that is set
    • to say about the limits of scientific knowledge — and we
    • the other kinds of knowledge man requires* today, this
    • once again, human knowledge is limited when it comes to looking
    • mysticism? What I am now going to outline in a rather
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • “This picture is completely wrong,” knowing only
    • There is much talk nowadays of social needs. Looking back over
    • And this was only natural, because we nowadays live in a
    • Now, in the last few days I have shown how the development of
    • existed in an instinctive way. I know that many people
    • present. Nowadays, we speak in rather inexact terms, for the
    • is saying what he has to say now
    • now imitate this person; the relation was such
    • have become more mature. Only now do we understand it and bring
    • Yet the material that in many cases the old generation nowadays
    • Nowadays, this is made very difficult for mankind; for when we
    • — she said — we know that man once clambered about
    • shaped so, a nose, a face shaped so, and, knowing that we too
    • in what happens knows that we have an immediate perception of
    • Now
    • and those with a genuine experience of human nature know
    • discerned by a genuine knowledge of man, if it is developed on
    • such a knowledge, we develop a fine sense for any impediment to
    • must set aside, we set it aside. The individual will know how
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 7: The Individual Spirit and the Social Structure
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • transformation now taking place in the social structure of the
    • whole world. Only now, in fact, is the world gradually
    • super-sensible worlds, we come to know what I expounded in my
    • primitive peoples, and can now perceive a monotheism of
    • element, of course, by referring to what is known; but its
    • structures we meet in the Old Testament. What was now
    • Nowadays, we observe the religious element still active in the
    • configurations. What I am now describing can be traced in
    • element has become more independent; and that now, in the
    • Nevertheless, those who see these things in a vital manner know
    • history now co-exist. They have now become shuffled
    • three currents in human development are now mutually diverging,
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 8: The Problem (Asia-Europe)
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • “Know thyself!”
    • sentence: “Know thyself!” — a sentence
    • that mankind sought as knowledge and as higher spiritual life,
    • religious elements gave to knowledge its original form.
    • civilization, the aim was to cure man by knowledge and by all
    • — with a knowledge, that is, of its roots in the past
    • to the all-important precept: “Man, know
    • streamed into this civilization — South European now, but
    • civilization of the Greeks, “Know thyself!” was
    • appeared to Plato, we are nowadays very much aware that
    • on a society of men who are now seeking to expand their
    • nowadays — one came across very curious views in the
    • say the word “I;” but we do not know how to relate
    • to teach and educate must first of all know the effect of this
    • human organism, the human body; he must know how the exercise
    • brought into play which yielded knowledge for a general therapy
    • effects, this knowledge will tell me what to do when a man is
    • or the other than it does in everyday life. Knowing how to
    • bestow health on man in his normal state, I also know how to
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America)
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • it ever has before. It seems to me, however, that nowadays we
    • but from the standpoint of a knowledge of man, can only talk of
    • great deal nowadays depends on whether the man who has to
    • attempt to get to know the life of the workers. There have been
    • get to know the common man, and in particular the proletariat.
    • that the leaders should know what goes on among the workers or
    • a long time now there have been laudable attempts to establish
    • and know how to handle them in such a way that, out of your
    • knowledge that at best can occupy us in our moments of leisure,
    • illustration is drawn, to the best of the teacher's knowledge
    • should be, not just an open secret, but something known to the
    • derived from what is now popular and from what is
    • libraries and the like, as they are today. If now we seek to
    • that the knowledge of the world and philosophy of life
    • — into the great modern means of acquiring knowledge of
    • only half-educated can now recognize the belief in ghosts as a
    • as human beings. Man can come to know man only when, looking
    • also know that to speak of drives, instincts, and all the other
    • things that people are always speaking of nowadays, is to
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 10: From Monolithic to Threefold Unity
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • which now exists in the depths of men's souls — the
    • may know perfectly well and be perfectly willing to put into
    • however, we now attempt to reach a clear understanding of
    • comprehend the social organism when you know that, even if you
    • individual contributes, to the whole, expert knowledge and
    • describing. If now you consider the functioning of society, you
    • now turn to the field of politics, and it is here
    • system that is now dominated by concepts of law, that the
    • fairly sensible — and most people are nowadays —
    • Now
    • capital nowadays is much criticized by the masses. But the
    • nineteenth century, this was carried so far that now what
    • out something that is designed to produce a cure. But now you
    • things, but we don't really know what associations are; we
    • central body, but is able to contribute the knowledge and
    • tells me this is Utopian, my reply is: I know that these
    • already foreshadowed by earlier writers. Now I do not wish to
    • leads nowhere; you can advance only by seeing how these three
    • same is true of the social organism. When we know how to
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  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • It is also known as, Working with Sculptural Architecture - 2.
    • It is also known as,
    • by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. And, it was transcribed
    • by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission
    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • we are striving towards, as a new spiritual knowledge, cannot consist
    • something we all know, from the fact that during daytime
    • because people have not noticed that what they know of the Will in waking
    • how the will spreads out there, of this you know nothing more
    • in ordinary day-consciousness, without clairvoyance, than you know of
    • to eat of the Tree of Knowledge but not of the Tree of Life. Eating
    • learn to know ourselves when we learn to know the imaginations which
    • to the senses; and we only learn to know those inspirations destined
    • — did not exist at that time in the form it does now although
    • breath, as the sun's rays come to us. Therefore what now on earth is
    • is now nerve was already foreshadowed on the Moon. While following the
    • has now fallen from him what was outside him on the old Moon has become
    • It is well to know of
    • How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • were still known, when people still spoke of them in literature, was
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  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. And, it was transcribed
    • by an unknown typist! This version has been edited and amended by
    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • knowledge cannot consist in any warming-up of the results of an
    • we all know, from the fact that, during daytime waking
    • because people have not noticed that what they know of the will in
    • know nothing more of this in ordinary day consciousness than you
    • know of a dream while you are dreaming. Man only dreams of real
    • of the Tree of Knowledge but not of the Tree of
    • learn to know ourselves when we learn to know the Imaginations
    • blood extending to the senses; and we only learn to know those
    • blood, did not exist at that time in the form it does now, although
    • breath, as the sun's rays come to us. Therefore what now on earth
    • boundary between the human inner and outer world, then what is now
    • not from within. This perception has now fallen from him, what was
    • It is well to know of such things,
    • How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • these things were still known, when people still spoke of them in
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    • by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. And, it was transcribed
    • by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission
    • — “Unless a person knows how to value aright those
    • one traverses to reach a World-Conception.” Now the
    • Now, I should like to-day, to take a personality out of the
    • from the 3rd-6th Post Xian centuries. Now St. Augustine had to
    • hand, all that is ugly, bad and untrue. Now we know that
    • one knows that in ancient times the Spiritual world was
    • Sense-world of perception. Now, because Manichaeism took into
    • any knowledge of the truth itself. It was doubt of the
    • knowledge of the Truth through which St. Augustine also passed;
    • Now
    • that one cannot know. We cannot even know how this world itself
    • knows himself to be living in his own inner experiences. And
    • Now
    • now, even what we acquire as ever such advanced knowledge about
    • we carry in our souls. Now, if one gives oneself to such a
    • decidedly what I am now going to say, unless we had to admit
    • matters. To-day one must know something which neither Augustine
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    • world will know what a distinct language these facts speak. It
    • rather because we know that these laws we are studying and
    • has occupied himself with it knows that what I am about to say
    • all the scientific character which it has developed up to now,
    • leave to find work in America, to take part in and get to know
    • element, got to know the human element himself. Of course what
    • indignation, why doesn't the lout go to work? Now I knew
    • Now
    • must know the laws of becoming, may not have gray theories,
    • must know the laws of the becoming of humanity. We cannot find
    • will realize that some self-knowledge also belongs in these
    • Every one of us knows what the human being needs in order to
    • has that to do with our self-knowledge? A lot. For it is a
    • now making no distinction between workers and non-workers,
    • considerations, that one does not proceed from self-knowledge,
    • is necessary to get to know the great laws of life. What has
    • heroes in Western Europe called for Liberty. Those now battling
    • know not only what had already happened, but he would
    • doing that must pass beyond all knowing. No knowing occupies
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    • by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission
    • Now
    • answer depended on the knowledge that all truly fruitful
    • there only for decorative effect. There is no knowledge
    • there is now employed a sham inwardness to support a conception
    • with a profound knowledge of Gothic art, yet far removed in
    • have now worked three years at the building, and those whose
    • hearts are bound up with the ideal it expresses will now be
    • not know what they want, and because they cannot, in the
    • I am now, it seems, absorbèd,
    • fight through from knowledge to contemplation — to the
  • Title: Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture I
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    • lead to knowledge, has, as its aim, the unifying element, namely
    • were, exists nowhere and of which he said that it existed indeed in
    • in all plants, the archetype in all individual plants. You know
    • Now whoever is able to look into Goethe's whole spiritual
    • Let us look now at another philosopher, at
    • made on him. If you know Schopenhauer, you know also with what
    • merely a playing with abstract words. If we wish to know Hegel's
    • know how widely apart Virchow and Haeckel stood from each other.
    • towards what is called knowledge as it is with different painters,
    • to knowledge, you will see that Goethe does not select a single
    • alone can one see the deeper spiritual foundations? We shall now
    • shall choose a feeling many of you know, which can be described by
    • Now one might believe that in these things Goethe belonged
    • all raised from the floor on a dais, and now when you had come in
    • And now let us ask whether Goethe had this
    • Now we shall approach Goethe by considering to-day in an
    • It is a comparatively unknown little work of Goethe's to
    • knowledge — we merely describe them
    • And now allow me to explain the chief features of this
    • Now to the scenes. A Ferryman lives by a River and to him
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    • works. And because I know that again and again the objection has been
    • his imagination, the right to do it? Can one object: the plant knows
    • view that human knowledge is not to be looked upon as something
    • senses, and the result is an absolute knowledge of the world which
    • what is to become our knowledge is continually dependent on our
    • organs and our capacity for knowledge and that we ourselves are, as
    • history of civilization, and if we ask ourselves what they can know
    • average European with some ideas of science can know of the world, we
    • reaches ever higher knowledge by developing himself, and what he
    • Now how does man succeed in developing the capabilities
    • the ideal of a certain knowledge-perfection, the object of his
    • knowledge, and thereby attaining deeper insight into the nature of
    • one may say, on this principle of development towards knowledge, this
    • sense-observations. Every one of you knows that the capacity to
    • other capacities and every one of you also knows that these other
    • ideating, but also a feeling and willing being. Now those who
    • never human feeling, never what we know as will-impulses, for
    • knowledge, so that he could say about a thing, I want it or I
    • you know that this belongs to Wundt's system of philosophy, which
    • categorically that knowledge is produced only through the
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    • gathered from the words he uttered at the time, ‘I am now
    • there. We therefore know the form in which Faust was printed for
    • the first time and published in 1790, and further we know the
    • which he had poured the feelings, the degrees of knowledge and also
    • the despair of knowledge, as they went with him through the
    • knowledge, striving to feel himself into life, experiencing every
    • The time when in his inner being he learned to know and experience
    • And now Faust's personality becomes a being placed between two
    • personality, now we see before us a great conflict carried on
    • seen as a man doubting all knowledge, he now comes before us as one
    • THE LORD: Know'st Faust?
    • echo of the Book of Job, ‘Dost thou know my servant
    • deeper into the human existence of which the world to-day knows so
    • world, dissolves together with it and knows wherein it finds peace
    • Leipzig, and we know that at that time he had a very serious
    • had already preceded this. He had learnt to know the way in which
    • that an outer knowledge could give him, in many ways a mere jumble
    • of ideas and disconnected observations of nature. Nowhere
    • Goethe met in the different branches of knowledge of the High
    • alchemy. He relates how he came to know of a work through which
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    • The idea, as the now meaningless stage instruction tells us, was that
    •  Egyptian; for the man is right who knows
    • carefully Part II of ‘Faust,’ you will know that Goethe
    • knowledge — the outer influences on one who has dim ideas of
    • understand rightly, you know that it can derive only from a
    • personality which has learnt to know the reality of the spiritual,
    • ‘What says the Sage, now first I recognize:
    • Goethe can point — from personal knowledge — to
    • nowhere traversed in a satisfactory way. Now how does Part II
    • Faust, withdrawn from the physical world, now proceeds to
    • ‘Life's pulses now with fresher force awaken
    •  And now thou breathest new-refreshed before me,
    •  And now beginnest, all thy gladness granting,
    • Faust now feels also that he has awakened in that world, into
    •  Now clearly drawn, dissolving now and faded,
    • Now Faust is to go into the great world with the gifts he
    • remarkable that Faust is now transplanted to the Imperial Court,
    • evolution, knows that such words as ‘Folk
    • itself to sense-phenomena. Now just imagine for a moment all these
    • Now if the images of Helena and Paris are to be brought up,
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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
    • respect of knowledge, it is imagined that in ancient times
    • actual sphere of knowledge, it is generally held that the
    • say that nothing is really known of this. Going still further
    • Now
    • perception of some ten years ago. Now try and understand
    • event which occurred ten years ago. Now not only according to
    • Now
    • Indians as we know them in history were only the late
    • to receive the activities of the Sun. Now each human being, in
    • Now
    • have the abstract life of feeling still. But who of us knows
    • we think we know something, but it is about as much as we know
    • Again, we say to-day: I will walk. We know that our will lives
    • different experience. What we call ‘will’ was quite unknown to
    • cleverest of our abstract thoughts. Anatomy and physiology know
    • and more powerful than the abstract knowledge of the greatest
    • have not the faintest knowledge of the deeper basis of this
    • have now come to the time when, not from any conscious, subtle
    • Only in the third stage does that develop which we still know
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  • Title: World History: Lecture II: Mysteries of 'Asia'
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • evolution (we are now speaking of what may rightly be called
    • feeling, such as we have to-day was unknown. A thinking that
    • of the human head, was unknown. So too was the abstract feeling
    • that knows no connection with the circulation of the blood. Man
    • what is cosmic and super-sensible as having place. It is nowhere
    • anthroposophical knowledge — the ancient Oriental had
    • now comes the fourth realm where human beings live, the realm
    • have in our ordinary consciousness was unknown to the man of
    • soul-nature. Such was the knowledge the Oriental of old had,
    • spirit; for the present-day conceptions were unknown to him.
    • have when we lie, as we say, ‘like a log’ and know nothing of
    • one hand he was, as we now say, resting his body, the spiritual
    • the Kyriotetes, the Dynamis and the Exusiai. What we are now
    • ancient East acquired the same consciousness that you have now
    • have to-day were unknown then; written characters were in more
    • to them that an initiated person ought not to know things in
    • the way we know them to-day. He ought not, for example, to be
    • know that a man may only make such signs on paper when he can
    • knowledge of any heaven at all!
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  • Title: World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • know that from the standpoint of Spiritual Science we have to
    • befell the Earth in the time commonly known as the later Ice
    • Now
    • following nature. He knows that with the process of
    • the evolution we have now to consider, — I mean, the Epic
    • previously was above in the sphere of spirit and soul, had now,
    • know the forces of death, because the death-forces can alone
    • Now
    • incarnations on Earth and had now entered into the new form of
    • know how during the Atlantean epoch souls descended, some
    • the other individuality who had now also come to that city we
    • Now
    • great deal of the knowledge that came from that sojourn in the
    • Now this was not easily understood by the personality who bears
    • in it the working together in the two personalities; but now in
    • in which we know it to-day. It was quite possible, either for a
    • inspired him, he began to know that the Ego had sunk down into
    • preserved also in great measure the living knowledge that was
    • true knowledge of the Moon, gains knowledge too of the
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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
    • order now fully to understand the course of Earth evolution in
    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres.
    • friends who are here in Dornach. I must now repeat some of what
    • Now, very likely you will say that this conviction you
    • yourselves have held for a long time; you know this quite well.
    • But all the knowledge a man can have in the present-day
    • Being and its illusory character. And now there awaited them a
    • learned to know the hindrances man has in his emotions that
    • knowledge. And so once more they came to a great moment when
    • that he was becoming a frozen skeleton, he had now to feel
    • to himself: You have now a feeling and experience of what you
    • distributed in the Cosmos. He learned to know man's relation to
    • reality what he now felt himself to be under the suggestive
    • What does man really know about the world in the present-day?
    • He knows, let us say, that the chicory flower is blue, that the
    • immediate environment. If man would know the secrets of the
    • blood. He learned to know himself as a Sun-being, as he
    • learned to know himself as Moon-being, by experiencing the
    • Now
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  • Title: World History: Lecture V: Mysteries of the East, West, and of Ephesus
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • was possible, because through the knowledge that was given in
    • know how to-day, when there is carbonic acid in the air, that
    • is now outside him. But just as we are able to-day to look upon
    • the Oriental Mysteries, if one wanted to know something of the
    • and tremendous knowledge and vision that came to them. Quite
    • Now, the Mystery of Ephesus stood midway between the ancient
    • must know that even in the so-called Akashic Records, it is by
    • Now
    • still with powerful echoes of the Atlantean age. And now all
    • now came the time when the shadow pictures became submerged in
    • there of the heritage from the old knowledge of the Oriental
    • now we come to one of those historical events of which people
    • described him for you as he was in the Gilgamesh time; and now
    • you must imagine how the knowledge that belonged to the ancient
    • East and to Ephesus, a knowledge which we may also call a
    • this knowledge was called up again in the intercourse
    • Ephesus, for this majestic document of knowledge lived with
    • now you must bring all this that was alive in the soul of
    • will now be in a position to appreciate the resolve that
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  • Title: World History: Lecture VI: Mysteries of the Ancient Near East Enter Europe
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • now let us examine a little this period of time as it appears
    • . 363 And now what
    • no longer the force of knowledge. And what is more, he belongs
    • now comes a new period. It is in the early dawn of this new
    • Mysteries of the East. Now the soul of man begins to grow
    • can now write down what has happened. History begins. History
    • have now come to the period when the man of the West, beginning
    • any knowledge of a living connection with the spiritual world.
    • and darkened for man's view. Now is the time when man evolves
    • that reaches right down to our own day. And now, in our time,
    • Some of you who often listen to my lectures will know that I do
    • modern civilisation as it has evolved up till now, we have been
    • Now
    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres.
    • came to pass that were later made known to men in the Gospels
    • very moment it was known and beheld clairvoyantly in the
    • Jerusalem. Men came to know of it, not through tradition but by
    • made accessible since the end of the 19th century. That is now
    • you must know that great spiritual forces were at work in
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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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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • But it is of about as much value for a man to know that
    • watch-mechanic to know that the watch he has in his hand
    • substances. All this kind of knowledge that traces back the
    • knowledge of the human being. The mechanism of the watch has to
    • Until the 14th or 15th century this vision and knowledge
    • up since the 15th century, know of the relation, let us say, of
    • results in a darkening of knowledge. The important thing
    • knowledge of man on the foundation of historical insight, is
    • that we should learn to know again what is the real relation of
    • they gone but a little way in initiation knowledge, it followed
    • In those times, however, something else was known, namely, that
    • Now, to go beyond physical nourishment and include also
    • human being. And men were able in this way to know many things
    • that they will one day begin to know again. For, if truth be
    • told, nothing is known to-day of the real nature of the human
    • know how when we investigate the constitution of man, we sum it
    • knowledge of the human being, — then we cannot possibly
    • Now
    • all this men have to-day simply no knowledge at all. They
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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
    • in the following manner: Human knowledge, human wisdom has a
    • — In the Mysteries, they said, human knowledge, human
    • over in Palestine. Men had knowledge of it not through physical
    • example, to the Holy Graal, must know how to tread spiritual
    • the well-known legend.
    • now, within this physical body dwells an etheric body. The day
    • of ours. Now it is true that for a long time after man has
    • man of later times gradually lost all knowledge of how his
    • Now
    • given in these humble and secluded haunts. It is indeed unknown
    • Ephesus. True, it was dim now and feeble, but even in this
    • bade man know himself in his cosmic nature, know himself as a
    • find in himself the power of freedom, and now we behold
    • with Him, we thought to attain to knowledge, even as once in
    • to-day, the pupils of Ephesus attained to knowledge in Diana of
    • Light of the Spiritual Cosmos are brought to expression. I know
    • willed in the Goetheanum, on all that we are now resolved to
    • Goetheanum. Let us now rise in token that we pledge ourselves
    • let us understand and know how to keep the promise we have made.
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • same for years now — destructive elements on a colossal
    • now — so it is thought — there exists something
    • from what existed previously. Now, the forces of the Cosmos
    • that must be working in what is now to go out from Dornach must
    • beings have resulted in knowledge calling for great
    • this. Civilisation as it now is might continue to progress for
    • him, to this effect: If things continue as they now are, when
    • will be created a living centre of spiritual knowledge.
    • genuine anthroposophical activity. It will be worked out now,
    • anthroposophical activity. In future we shall know exactly how
    • anthroposophical souls, however, it is said: You have now to be
    • when we now again go out into the world.
    • in every one of our Groups all over the world. We will now turn
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    • This lecture is also known as,
    • Switzerland. The translator and transcriptionist are unknown.
    • anthroposophical knowledge and conception of the world with
    • what may now be called Goethean, he will not find what gave
    • Now
    • start with, Anthroposophy claims to be a knowledge of the
    • purposes to be a serious knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • well know, my dear friends, that today anything claiming
    • to be knowledge of the spiritual world is regarded somewhat
    • employed today by natural science, man can know what is
    • on the other hand, knowledge of the spiritual is declined, by
    • barriers to man's knowledge, that with regard to the spirit man
    • belief are handed down from ancient times. It is not known that
    • they also correspond to concepts of knowledge which humanity
    • that many people do not know that their soul-longing is for
    • they have, they do not rightly know how to take their place in
    • People today long for real knowledge-concepts about the
    • knowledge-concepts are what Anthroposophy strives for; but in
    • different concept of knowledge from the one we are accustomed
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    • unknown.
    • are now contacting is not possible unless one looks more
    • diagrammatically, the sleeping condition is well-known to you. That
    • Now because those Beings work in us, my dear
    • Being, of feeling conscious: “I am now living as a
    • know, Imaginative Cognition is not present. From the moment of
    • than when high up in the heavens. One knows it is a delusion, yet
    • enough reality to oppose the force of his Ideals, He would know
    • Now let us go back again to something else, to
    • was a delusion of consciousness. When one knows this, one can
    • as in the place of living Gods there now appeared abstract,
    • Men could now only believe in the external sense-phenomena, even in
    • This extraordinary fact, my dear friends, is not realised now. It
    • can be foreseen. The cry of Auguste Comte: “Know in order to
    • details, know how the Concept of Truth can lead the soul of man
    • the case. Now, the Divine Ordering no longer permeates it. Hence,
    • You see, man now goes right against what
    • full in the face, without prejudice. Now there are very curious
    • facts connected with the things we are now considering. Yesterday I
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    • manes knowledge proceeded more from his participation in the
    • macrocosm, but by gaining accurate knowledge of how the
    • And now we
    • especially of the brain, in this form of a fiery wave. Now
    • processes of growth that are now broken down and destroyed. A
    • processes of growths breaks them down. Man as a rule knows
    • perceives it and makes it possible to say: “Now that
    • experience is that we perceive this destruction, that we know
    • of it. We begin to know of it only when these processes of
    • know what happens to consciousness when it makes use of the
    • and weaves during our sleeping condition. If we now seek to
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, that we should now understand that
    • knowledge of spiritual science.
    • new sides of life open to us when we know that consciousness
    • that we once had at a lecture. You know that we try as far as
    • the experiences resulting from clairvoyance, getting to know
    • knowledge right into the life of the spiritual world, into
    • But now my
    • in knowledge, in art, in religious feeling, and in ethical
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    • by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. And, it was transcribed
    • by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission
    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • something which you have all known fundamentally for a long
    • acquiring knowledge, not with the help of the instrument of
    • knowledge, because we must always employ the instrument of
    • Now it is
    • over the matter, that he said: Now I can explain the whole
    • ‘Knowledge of the Higher Worlds’:
    • Now you can
    • leads more to vision, knowledge, perception in those higher
    • worlds, in the sense that knowledge of these higher powers is
    • necessary for the satisfaction of certain needs of knowledge,
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,”
    • interest for objective world-knowledge, for what occurs in
    • Now a clear
    • ‘Knowledge of the Higher Worlds’
    • highly coloured, a spherical surface. Now think of this
    • Now
    • Hence knowledge must precede vision, and this is what is so
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    • to full spiritual knowledge and experience were always
    • the balance, can be swayed each moment of his life, now to
    • one side, now to the other, but he himself holds the correct
    • journeyed from incarnation to incarnation, by his turning now
    • to one side and now to the other, he could not always find
    • evolution, by diverting his course now to one side, and then
    • understand unless we know that what has just been said was an
    • through the world. We can now answer the Question as to why
    • what we know about the nature of man leads us to a particular
    • We know that
    • We know that the intellectual, or mind-soul, developed in the
    • fourth or Graeco-Latin age, and that now in our age we are
    • Let us now
    • a way that we cannot now be misunderstood if we say that the
    • anthroposophical knowledge; while from materialistic
    • knowledge comes something which in a radical manner must be
    • really do not get to know him, for they are quite shut up in
    • We are now in
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    • without effect. Are not his works known? Has not an edition of
    • Now, I have often referred recently to the strange error of an
    • he is thereby associating himself with Goethe, who is renowned
    • for his knowledge of the world and of man. But he is really
    • another group of social ties. He learns to know social
    • on Gottsched. He appeared at Gottsched's door. I do not know
    • Goethe now entered vitally into all that then stirred
    • grasped everything that was then known of the facts of nature
    • and of the human realm, but all this knowledge was condensed
    • cultural mood came to life in Goethe, now baptized in the name
    • known in certain circles that were interested in this sort of
    • course, just as little was then known about what Goethe
    • the Sixteenth Century as is known today by many a pastor about
    • reputation. It became well-known rather early,
    • Nowadays, after the event, people have the feeling that Goethe
    • ministerial obligations will know that he was an excellent
    • opposed the entire scientific world, and which is now an
    • of nature, so that he now studies and labors as a genuine
    • stones, and animals he had compared, and now followed them over
    • life. Greek art, he said, now became clear to him: “I have an
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    • real purpose in this lecture, as you already know from what has
    • Scientists are constantly reminded nowadays that many blunders
    • aspiration to know the truth in natural phenomena? Do we not
    • Now, this does apply in a certain sense for the things Erasmus
    • known that after his death his heart was found to be dried up,
    • Goethe was also organized like this, but another force now
    • Goethe now comes to Strassburg
    • body that is in a sense filled with occult knowledge, and in
    • natural scientist who knows that what follows must not be
    • advanced him on his way, he experienced also, as you know, the
    • fully justified. We are not now concerned with that aspect of
    • meets himself? Now a man who has an experience in his etheric
    • reason that they really must astonish us. I scarcely know
    • or could even know of it. Yet there it is expressed in
    • understood completely by one who knows the surprise experienced
    • of much that confirms its truth. Consider the knowledge
    • of these dramas now survive. Do we really know a man if he has
    • anyone assert that he knows the Greek world from what has been
    • names are not even known any longer. Are not the times past
    • Whether this would work with present-day critics I do not know,
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    • Now, I
    • To begin with, all that a person can know, especially in our
    • Now,
    • Now,
    • outer world. This is their sole distinction. As you know, our
    • the important point is to know how they are related to the
    • relationships as they now exist.
    • people will come to know what I am here pointing out on the
    • about that so little is known of that vivid state of waking
    • Now
    • when we permeate ourselves with the knowledge that what we call
    • etc. As you know, reports came out of the blue and were
    • been known. Only now has this explanation been furnished again
    • interrelationships as man's etheric body. Thus, man knows more
    • of his spiritual environment. Now, what did Goethe perceive in
    • destined to enter a life of scholarship and knowledge
    • person now grows into his knowledge so that he sees more than
    • did not know what their inner natures were going through as
    • will agree that we are now much more closely bound with this
    • Now
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    • of freedom now given to man toward forging his external destiny
    • do not need now to review them — sacrificial priests carried
    • Now
    • Humanity has now outgrown such things and is exposed to chaos
    • post-Atlantean period which began, as we know, approximately in
    • prepared, and that we are now passing through the earth period
    • those who are born from now on will give indications of their
    • Now,
    • has absorbed; that is, if he now plays the role of a reformer
    • gained a proper perception of life knows that they are the ones
    • broadened; that is, that we should learn to know that
    • know that when a workman stands at his vice and the sparks fly
    • the future of technical development knows that an entire
    • mechanism standing at rest and will know that to set it in
    • knowledge of the spiritual forces that can be discovered by
    • many today, you know, who say, “This talk about the spiritual
    • knowledge as it is striven for in the spiritual scientific
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    • placing a person in this or that position in life. We know that
    • through all sorts of means that are well-known and need not be
    • very people who take pride now in the theory of the selection
    • his life. He comes now to the King's palace and produces paper
    • in consciousness. The effort is made now to quiz the soul to
    • years pass. She is perhaps now married in keeping with her
    • in what it knows, this school of thought would claim, and in
    • vacillation in life. Neither he nor those about him know why,
    • in the depth of the soul that the consciousness knows nothing
    • the life of the soul. But what people are now trying to find on
    • the theological psychoanalysts — and I do not know how they
    • in the thought that unknown demons work in the subconscious
    • right way with the knowledge that human life proceeds through
    • is like a person who wishes to know what kind of grain will
    • been fertilized. So he says, “Now I know the manure from which
    • in a false position because they do not know better. Their
    • who thought it out had much knowledge of life. The father said,
    • of forces that project from one incarnation into another. Now
    • now works together with other karmic currents, however, since
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    • quite unsparing in testing ourselves and our self-knowledge,
    • Tubingen seminary, and so on. Now, the point that interested me
    • Greek writers, but they really did not know until a rather late
    • Now
    • but did not wish to know into which major river it emptied. If
    • do you find them so terribly bad,” they generally did not know
    • no meaning whatever. Now, beginnings toward some understanding
    • who ought to be better known because he is
    • specific system. Now, if you calculate certain ratios that Eyth
    • ancient Egyptian temple priests must have known it up to the
    • one that we know from historical records and that of ancient
    • times in which people depended on a kind of knowledge that
    • life. Now we have described a case that shows us how karma is
    • theosophists to know — for example, many things connected with
    • good and diligent worker whom they could use. Now, since he had
    • now, can you do this?” The man replied, “No, that I cannot do!”
    • He had proven himself everywhere, and it was well known that he
    • you know that the position of director of an important theater
    • is vacant?” Now, the jurist, who had been attached to a
    • We need one, but we cannot know, of course, when we select
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    • now my task to explain, episodically in a sense, something that
    • poetic than the other, and we know that what a person
    • of vocation, a knowledge of the significance of the immediate
    • seven-year periods. We know that, in essence, the physical body
    • as we know, and are able to beget children. Now, it will be
    • Now,
    • we know that, as a residue of the
    • knows the laws that are connected with repeated earthly lives
    • in a sense. We know, of course, the vast cycles of the
    • knows how to properly judge previous conditions. If, for
    • centuries — so that we know the spiritual impulses of that
    • epoch, a knowledge of the corresponding laws must gradually
    • know that thoughts are realities — about the relationship one
    • Now
    • something felt and to a certain extent known for a long time
    • nothingness, and he felt this to be a tragic knowledge.
    • thoroughly with these assertions, with these items of knowledge
    • earthly lives into account. He could admit such knowledge as we
    • rather the sufferings, of our time because what now approached
    • do have a place in our fifth post-Atlantean epoch. We know that
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    • example, a kind of illustration of what I mean. We are now
    • that time. Today, you know, boys make only airplanes, but then
    • which he had a good deal of knowledge from his student days. On
    • state. At this university also, he soon became well-known, had
    • we are dealing, now teaching in a republican university, once
    • Now,
    • then the custom and is still so to some extent even now,
    • deal of work. Now, his Italian contemporaries and later others
    • know that his most serene Highness, the Grand Duke, my Lord,
    • refrain from speaking my mind. For twenty years now, and indeed
    • But now I would really wish to attain sufficient leisure and
    • and since your Grace wanted to know from me something about my
    • for money, since I know that it would be much more difficult
    • now given you a factual account of the life of a human being.
    • But now I would like to relate this life story in a different
    • practiced medicine. We know that he actually did practice
    • principles and perfected the knowledge of mechanics. It was
    • known from history. Although all sorts of things in the story
    • that much knowledge is lacking in what many think. They
    • certainly do not know much about Galileo but think and feel
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    • the spiritual world. We speak, as you know, of spiritual
    • declare that this knowledge of the spiritual hierarchies and
    • explained in order to know that the archai, the spirits of
    • Now we
    • of the individual, we shall readily acknowledge that it is a
    • stupefaction of the soul is everywhere present nowadays but,
    • ascend to a knowledge of the spiritual world and hopes to find
    • God and that is to acknowledge the spiritual hierarchies. We
    • then know that the present religious denominations do not rise
    • conscious. Now we might say that the connection between an
    • already stand in the midst of something of which man knows
    • regarding which he knows almost nothing. Nowadays, to be sure,
    • Now,
    • luciferic angel, it is a confusion in belief, in acknowledgment
    • connection. What I am now saying let each of you receive as
    • know perfectly well that the clever men of the present will, of
    • course, only laugh when such things are asserted. They know, on
    • today know extremely little of the past. Least of all do they
    • know why certain things have been handed down. At best, they
    • know they have been handed down but they scarcely know why.
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    • know that it is invalid. On more careful consideration, it
    • primarily concerns human society. We will now have to mention
    • evolution of the earth. But, as we know, everything that occurs
    • Now,
    • evolution. We know, of course, that what we have to deal with
    • spiritual scientific investigation shows it, and we know it was
    • had done before, but they now possessed only echoes of the
    • ancient knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • now a relatively short period of earthly time since we cannot
    • as a real perception of the spiritual world, now echoed in the
    • different was concealed behind it. If we wish to know what was
    • know, of course, that when a human being passes through the
    • made itself known through this ghost, as we may call it, of the
    • known to us from the various mythologies, and whom we call
    • ego is gradually to be born in the individual. We now find that
    • really were “gods” to the people, we shall know that at the
    • far that they now no longer prayed to archai, archangels, or
    • We now
    • higher heavenly spirits, as you know from
    • must now look back once more to the evolution before the
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    • is working anywhere nowadays it will become increasingly
    • We know how differently men perceived and experienced before
    • today. We know how men now look at the stars and say: other
    • prepared as the were by their knowledge of this Mystery of
    • perception of Rome, has it happened that knowledge of the
    • allowing it to become known. Throughout the further course of
    • to keep men as far as possible from knowledge of the
    • knowledge. Although modern man is not a believer in
    • of such knowledge, concerning the particular qualities of the
    • trust for the instructor is an authority on Egyptology. Now
    • Now from this we have to draw our conclusions, and
    • their relations to other peoples, now, suddenly at the
    • nonsense: And now Chamberlain has written
    • Already now
    • to address his flock. Now formerly he had naturally told his
    • can this good Priest do now? Naturally he still has somehow
    • flock — no longer now his flock — for he has no wish
    • all comes from God. As we now have Soviet rule that is from
    • Now concepts
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    • Now if you
    • are to understand the important things now to be described,
    • previous incarnation; what we now bear in us as breast-man is
    • your hands and legs do now — make a picture of what they
    • incarnation will bring to a man. Now we have been considering
    • already known. There is a beautiful saga concerning King
    • This is connected with the old Mystery-Knowledge.
    • Now when man
    • knows nothing of this head. You will be right in saying:
    • Thank God we do not know anything of our head for knowing of
    • our head means to have a headache. Men only know about their
    • himself lucky when in normal consciousness he knows nothing
    • gets as far as knowing what is around it — beneath this
    • dream-knowing. Your head, my dear friends, is always
    • little is known of what is connected in a soul-spiritual way
    • exception of or even including what we are now experiencing
    • Now, you turn
    • see what here inside inclines within. Now follows the
    • But now imagine you could quickly fly out there, fly beyond
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    • approaching it he would — now let us turn from the
    • find my meaning so puzzling. Now let us assume you possess
    • of the modern world outlook that it does not know this
    • it — negative materiality, that it only knows emptiness
    • knowledge today, the world outlook today is ignorant of what
    • head has the power to make room for the spiritual. Now just
    • the diagram of your head (see red in diagram 5). but now, if
    • Now, my dear
    • he goes through the gate of death. Now I should like to draw
    • indefinitely — man's aura. Now let us think away the
    • But now this
    • You see how this part I am now drawing lies beyond the
    • has taken his substance from the region known in my book
    • should have to call soul-life. As you know, a certain part of
    • is approximately blue. And now pushing up here, the real
    • As you know, these auric currents, these auric streams,
    • away and by so doing (we can now think away physical man) he
    • now acquires a consciousness by drawing himself back against
    • kind of miracle — but nowadays it would not happen
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    • inevitable chain of cause and effect. As you know, it is the
    • Materialism. And now they believe in this
    • ‘for future delivery.’ Now let us suppose that a
    • kind; but now, in the meantime, during the period which had
    • working classes. If one would learn to know life,
    • And now you
    • out, how many out of a number of persons, who are now 20
    • purposes of life. — You know, I daresay, that there is
    • die before 50, yet you certainly will not say: Well, now I
    • may say to themselves: ‘Now is the time when people are
    • totally disappearing: all that is aimed at now, is to bring
    • Now
    • Now the
    • modern business-man knows so little, and has so very little
    • particular species of production. He knows — for he is
    • other species of production will yield. He knows, if he was,
    • dispensed with. And now, just calculate how many people were
    • is at the back of the great crisis we are going through now;
    • the national economy which it founds will be one that knows
    • tape — what it requires, is the practical knowledge of
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    • till now. In discussing a subject of this kind, I must really
    • individual enterprises, which, as you know finally
    • started our propaganda here, we began, as you know, by
    • at headquarters; they must know all about it! — And so,
    • actual needs of the time, people should now come and demand,
    • not willing, even now, to go to the bottom of things. Things
    • necessary for mankind to know about the Threefold question.
    • found in them all that is more immediately necessary to know.
    • something new. What is wanted now, would be to set to work
    • same way, anything we might now do in respect of propaganda,
    • that now we find ourselves in trouble. And you — I say
    • people who, without knowing it, take slavery for freedom, are
    • of fact. And what does it all amount to? Well, you know, it
    • this Europe, now strewn with churches, there was something
    • inner grounds, can only now be maintained in place by
    • present moment, as you know, we are busy setting on foot the
    • saying: ‘Really, you know, that ought to be done quite
    • best reputation in any department, and know best how to
    • Order ought really by now to be so far on, that we could
    • as a fact, for many things it is now simply too late. And it
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    • penetrating and profound knowledge about the two problems.
    • approach I have represented for many years now — and also
    • the usual processes of knowledge. He therefore has to give an
    • questions of human self-knowledge.
    • it also knows how far these scientific methods can go, and
    • today, questions that concern human self-knowledge above all,
    • beginning to laugh quietly. Now I am, after all, a serious
    • what has caused me to laugh. And, lo and behold! — now
    • now, although I have not concerned myself with this tune in any
    • know that they are dealing with something that belongs to a
    • knowledge of what works and lives in the human being, their
    • furtherance of a real knowledge of what lives in man as
    • leads us to self-knowledge. But I want, first of all, to place
    • not know. Science quite rightly looks for causes of what plays
    • the normal interplay, for now right and wrong ideas or images
    • appear. All now depends on our being able to judge according to
    • self-knowledge, in a way that only the science of spirit can
    • perceived with the ordinary means of acquiring knowledge.
    • but knowledge as certain in its sphere as is scientific
    • knowledge in the natural sphere. We must, of course, be quite
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    • knowledge, for Goethe was, after all, a person who had deep
    • that it is not the knowledge we acquire about the course of
    • impelled to go into what is called historical knowledge, the
    • whole of humanity is now embroiled, a number of people
    • over the whole earth demand judgment from us. We must know what
    • now witnessing were being prepared, it happened by what we
    • things that happen, we have now, thinks Lamprecht, the concept
    • history, but nowhere would we stop and say: Now we can, for
    • reasons which I will not go into now. It is neither chauvinism,
    • necessary knowledge, which is quite easy to do in this subject,
    • completely taken in by what Woodrow Wilson says. Now it is not
    • Now, for example, what is Karl Lamprecht's intention, for
    • satisfaction. Why is this? Because what nowadays is officially
    • Now
    • knowledge, the same kind of knowledge, the same kind of
    • historical instinct. He did not know the basis for it, for it
    • bearing the future if we use only the form of knowledge that
    • dreams; we do not know them as they really are, but only
    • the motive you know as coming from your will impulses. You know
    • we call history today. They sought their knowledge in myths,
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    • knowledge remains unsatisfied and we are left with the feeling
    • while he said, “Now try to think the person who has been
    • knowledge from a particularly human viewpoint, that is, he was
    • Now
    • those worlds where the real being of man can be known, or, as
    • Now
    • Knowledge of Higher Worlds and also in the second part
    • preserve our thoughts in our memory. And now we observe in our
    • — This is the question which now arises: Analogous to the
    • an extent in a new activity, which the thinking now produces,
    • are without memory as we know it in normal life.
    • illustration to show how our whole soul life is now altered by
    • There is a well-known occurrence in the life-story of the poet
    • different world. From this moment onward we know that what in
    • activity of thinking, has now freed itself from dependence upon
    • should know something about. This has no objective value. But
    • omit this aspect. But now I must add that the way the science
    • we now experience. It is the danger of entering a world where
    • know something further — that the
    • But now we have actually to follow the path that has been
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    • regions which are beyond the sense world. You know that there
    • soul for a knowledge of the eternal through such logical
    • universe is to be truly known.
    • Thus Anthroposophy recognizes the limits set to our knowledge
    • can observe the life of the human soul without prejudice knows
    • recognized by someone with an exact knowledge of the
    • both at the limits of our knowledge of nature and at the limits
    • error which can arise. For I will now describe the ways
    • to acquire knowledge of worlds with which serious
    • Anthroposophy sees clearly, in what ways knowledge about
    • ordinary powers of knowledge which we have in everyday life,
    • possible to go further (because of the limits of our knowledge
    • knowledge of realms to which our ordinary powers cannot
    • developed out of the depths of our human constitution. And now
    • than they possess in ordinary life. For knowledge about the
    • prepared for a higher stage of knowledge than that acquired in
    • Now
    • in my book, “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its
    • We know that in ordinary life these thoughts have a lesser
    • senses. We know too that the ordinary thoughts connected
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    • this for many years now, even in this city. It is particularly
    • acquiring knowledge. The science of spirit must absorb this and
    • Now
    • that is possible to know about the smallest particles that can
    • Adolf Roland says: According to everything that can be known
    • Now
    • human mystery to what can be known to our ordinary
    • now there is another interesting fact. We could, of course,
    • whom he expected to be his successor. And now we find today
    • very small, we examine the very large we only find what we know
    • mystery of man. This they themselves have proved until now.
    • into the world of the senses, so now as a scientist of spirit
    • Now, first of all, I must give an idea of what this
    • of the human soul, which, as we shall now see, have nothing to
    • I cannot mention individual names now, but this inner
    • I sleep, I know nothing about this ego. Can I assume that it is
    • were to go into details to prove what I am now saying. —
    • we are awake, and we know only about a sleeping ego when we are
    • now saying in outline in my book Knowledge of Higher Worlds
    • Now
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    • Eurhythmy while the recitation itself was going on. Now we
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    • you know, has in a sense been necessarily developed in the
    • external knowledge, their external cognition, will become
    • the production of a higher knowledge, through the very effort
    • You know that man was, in
    • earthly existence. Now it is a fact that, because of this
    • uniform thing. When I naw speak of knowledge, I mean not merely
    • that which is usually called knowledge in Science to-day, but
    • Now this
    • primeval knowledge specialised itself in such a way that it
    • have known, differed from the beginning. One can distinguish
    • Now we must say, in reference to these relationships, that
    • on, has now been lost; but certain Ethics have remained over
    • read these speeches that there is hardly anything now to be
    • If we now
    • Races, so we can now distinguish these great types. The
    • although from a far distance.” And now he described
    • And now as
    • believed he was now on the track of. That means, Goethe is
    • life of Nature. Now that is an Aesthetic view of the world,
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    • We know that
    • because they now reveal themselves as they should have
    • themselves, as they now reveal themselves, until a later
    • was laid down in them. They want to be that now. Therefore
    • themselves now in that form which they should rightly attain
    • nature of the Cosmos. It is that which is as it now is
    • Ahrimanic beings, those beings who now reveal artificially
    • Now on the
    • Now all this
    • become foreign to our Earthly existence. We are now
    • grow up, cannot grow old. That is even now a possibility
    • concerning what the Earth is to become, when we know the
    • You know, my
    • We are now
    • pedantic. Human beings are now faced with the
    • struggles now going on there. Already the Hour of Decision
    • knowledge of Spiritual Science. We must assimilate these
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • Knowledge.
    • THROUGH FREELY ACQUIRED KNOWKEDGE
    • methods of spiritual knowledge possible at the present time,
    • knowledge. And it has been pointed out. how completely,
    • spiritual deepening with the new means to knowledge, how
    • the lead in any particular sphere — that these men know
    • illustrate what I mean by an example. Now I recently had a
    • acknowledged in public. In addition, however, he informed me
    • employees of the Daimler works. And now he talks about this
    • Now what does
    • that the moment I enter I should know how I am to speak to
    • Now this is
    • of materialism, And what is so often. said now about this
    • experience of reality. Now assume that someone is prompted by
    • spiritual forces are working. From knowledge of the spiritual
    • the temerity to speak about the spirit out of real knowledge
    • Now where such
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    • The first lecture is also known as,
    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • Knowledge.
    • THE RESULT OF FREE KNOWLEDGE
    • knowledge which are accessible to men of the present age,and
    • knowledge which are essential to it. It has already been
    • acquiring knowledge — and that only those have a true
    • really know what a serious striving after the Spirit is? Such
    • has existed up to now, ie spoken of in rather a derogatory
    • now,what is the cause of thie? Let us consider the thing as
    • acccrdance with reality. Suppose, now,I go into a hall where
    • the workers of the Daimler Company are sitting. I know
    • perfectly well how I ought to speak to these people; I know
    • (for they are ancient now) theoretical customs in order to be
    • It is very specially necessary to know just what Spiritual
    • Well, now, wherein consists the real corruption of the
    • someone, as a result of practical knowledge, made certain
    • possible that through his knowledge of the spiritual forces
    • knowledge of the animal kingdom, to speak of the Spirit! Or
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    • Knowledge.
    • consciousness. Now you know that the essential feature
    • world. Now, for every really thinking man, the question must
    • epoch, has developed an Earth consciousness, so from now
    • You know that
    • Occult Science a considerable amount of knowledge gained
    • Now with
    • position. Now, what such a traveller experiences is something
    • abstract idea of the journey. The travellers' inner knowledge
    • which he has had, he knows that he was not standing still and
    • Now this is
    • knowledge in the course of his life, and especially in the
    • mystical matters are being talked about, knows quite well
    • about these inner souls experiences, he knows that he has
    • him”. But a man who knows how to understand inner
    • experiences as a concrete reality, knows that these inner
    • willing lies that which we psychically experience. But now,
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    • from the gravity of this knowledge and who finally put an end
    • being of man is now the bearer of the Divine-Spiritual. The
    • will be nothing left of all that now lives in external Nature
    • The Nature by which man is now surrounded will pass away, and
    • the Human-Divine principle now within his being will become
    • lose sight of the importance of knowledge of the being of
    • religious tradition this knowledge simply does not exist.
    • understanding of matter. What does science really know about
    • real knowledge of man's being which scares the great majority
    • hood-winked mankind so far as striving for real knowledge is
    • culminating in a warning that it is not meet for man to know
    • kinds of nebulous ideas by theologians and others who know
    • for knowledge which alone can promote the earthly evolution
    • of developing knowledgE of realities or of experiencing the
    • knowledge of the being of man and brings home the truth that
    • once realised that a knowledge of the nature of man is a
    • felt. You know that man really lives between two extremes,
    • we say, but only by way of illustration. As you know, the
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    • unknown, as is the date of publication.
    • Now it may be
    • presence known. It arises within the super-physical, the
    • Now it may be
    • the artist makes his start. Now it seems to me that the
    • subconscious and formerly not drawn from thence, have now
    • nor do they come to know that irresistible desire for that is
    • enchantment, we know how to experience it in the right way,
    • When our perceiving is thorough, nowhere do we have the
    • now in an outward, spatial way but inwardly and more
    • Now anyone
    • his Faust, which up to now has met with but little
    • this lecture and now bring it to a close. These words will
  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • is unknown, as is the date of publication. From Bn/GA 271.
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    • Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
    • the impulses inherent in super-sensible knowledge.
    • Spiritual Science. On the other hand it is also widely known
    • into the physical world, know how figures, but wholly
    • spiritual world with knowledge. Nevertheless, many people
    • the striving for super-sensible knowledge proceeds by true
    • super-sensible knowledge, as we understand it, will have
    • standpoint of super-sensible knowledge, becomes a domain
    • Supersensible knowledge must not be confused with the
    • super-sensible knowledge, although it buds forth from feeling
    • super-sensible knowledge, feeling and willing must fill the
    • of true knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • creative experience. The seer knows that together with these
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world, knowing that the
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    • Human Knowledge and Its Significancefor
    • get along without actually knowing very much about the complexities
    • of the being of man. They can manage now without this knowledge but
    • times will come when their souls will be incarnated again and when knowledge
    • for souls incarnated upon the earth to know in what sense the being
    • our time these members are held together without our intervention. Nowadays,
    • under a delusion. Times will come when knowledge, and knowledge alone
    • to know how to maintain the cohesion of the different parts of his being
    • And now let us think of
    • And now we will turn to
    • the subject of the nature of cognition, of knowledge, of truth, of wisdom.
    • In the ordinary way we imagine that the only purpose of the knowledge
    • to know something about the external world. There are philosophical
    • knowledge of these things, the philosophers and theorists are exactly
    • of knowledge, idea, truth, wisdom, is not that of enabling us to form
    • purpose of knowledge as it is a secondary purpose of the grain of wheat
    • to nourish human beings. Knowledge lives within us for another purpose
    • a deviation because the forces of the True, the forces of Knowledge
    • into being? The primary purpose of the forces of Knowledge within us,
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    • to full spiritual knowledge and experience were always
    • the balance, can be swayed each moment of his life, now to
    • one side, now to the other, but he himself holds the correct
    • journeyed from incarnation to incarnation, by his turning now
    • to one side and now to the other, he could not always find
    • evolution, by diverting his course now to one side, and then
    • understand unless we know that what has just been said was an
    • through the world. We can now answer the Question as to why
    • what we know about the nature of man leads us to a particular
    • We know that
    • We know that the intellectual, or mind-soul, developed in the
    • fourth or Graeco-Latin age, and that now in our age we are
    • Let us now
    • a way that we cannot now be misunderstood if we say that the
    • anthroposophical knowledge; while from materialistic
    • knowledge comes something which in a radical manner must be
    • really do not get to know him, for they are quite shut up in
    • We are now in
    • have mentioned, and it is now particularly necessary that the
    • what man once possessed as instinctive wisdom may now become
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    • this school or in a manner it acknowledges to be similar, the
    • preliminary knowledge propounded by it. In as far as the author
    • with beings of a higher cosmic order. You know from my
    • present, with our ordinary consciousness, we do not know much
    • beings, an infinite amount of knowledge was contained which
    • human beings were of themselves able to know but very
    • perceptive knowledge, they received from their divine teachers.
    • most essential facts of knowledge for modern mankind. The
    • truth and knowledge, yet they never spoke to them of birth and
    • those ancient times. Much of this, however, you know already;
    • followed — to have any knowledge of the wisdom of birth
    • unknown to them.
    • Now
    • the events on Golgotha did the Gods learn to know inwardly of
    • Much of the Mystery of Golgotha has become known to human
    • to acquire this knowledge in an outward manner. However, it is
    • mere outward knowledge. Today we do not know at all how
    • traditions but on the fact that they have received knowledge of
    • clairvoyant perception. All knowledge of that time about the
    • knowledge is that of the Christ who went through the Mystery of
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    • requisite preliminary knowledge. Other opinions will be in
    • sphere. Now it is true that we have a long way to go before we
    • You all know from the story of which Noah
    • who are able to carry on occult research into such things know
    • him to be just this ancestor. Now in what way will care be
    • receiving a quite specially prepared etheric body. We know that
    • something like a copy of Shem's etheric body. Now by what means
    • Now we have already said in the lecture
    • Now just through the appearance of the
    • Now the situation changes after the time of
    • actually something like a direct knowledge
    • etheric body, and who could thereby have a direct knowledge of
    • century, known as the Heliand poem, which
    • direct knowledge, built upon such an important foundation as
    • invested what was for him direct knowledge with a
    • If we now follow Christian development
    • different mystery, which now carried the whole evolution
    • whom you will follow biographically with the soul when you know
    • of the human being is solved for us by means of just such knowledge.
    • understandable when you know that during this time the most
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    • view nowadays, and therefore everything that is put forward
    • from the point of view of a truly spiritual knowledge will be
    • of knowledge that are allowed by science today, then a way
    • Now the point of view here submitted wants
    • acquisition of such knowledge so as to set the sights overall
    • on the expectation of the knowledge itself. One must ask
    • Even in ordinary life we know of two states
    • different from one another. We know the state of wakefulness,
    • where we are from morning till night, and we know the state of
    • that we know only from our dreams. And one with such a problem
    • which we know nothing. However, we would dream our entire lives
    • Thus we know our dream state only from the
    • scientific point of view that I have here asserted now shows
    • Now in order to take such a point of view
    • immodesty if one really wants to ascend to true knowledge of
    • continue to develop himself when he becomes an adult. Now it
    • develop further. Now there is a soul force that the more
    • have something in the soul that is not now present. What began
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • Know About Theosophy?”; and a lecture about religion,
    • of such research of the supersensible for humanity now and in
    • of knowledge; at times perhaps even charlatans helped to
    • wisdom and knowledge we require. What is needed is to present
    • required now is complete mutual understanding, not just
    • knowledge. She recognized that modern human beings are always
    • possessing knowledge that reaches beyond everyday affairs to
    • we know that no one can be strong and capable unless a
    • Only knowledge prevents them weighing on the soul, giving
    • Without inner security of knowledge, a person is lost when
    • increasingly be recognized that insightful knowledge is the
    • theosophical movement acknowledges this fact and sees it as
    • its task to provide such knowledge. But why the need for
    • science has to acknowledge that it has no answers to life's
    • realm of physical data are fully acknowledged by spiritual
    • an ideal to provide concrete knowledge about life's deepest
    • fully justified, as anyone will acknowledge who becomes
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • people knows with certainty that the contents of fables and
    • with knowledge provided by spiritual research we delve into
    • which expresses a fundamental truth, is known as the Hermetic
    • Let us now
    • spiritual knowledge. This will happen more and more
    • be properly understood only when one has knowledge of the
    • “above,” that is, knowledge of the prototypes,
    • such knowledge must of necessity influence our spiritual and
    • is not known whether it is on an ascending or descending line
    • composition of blood will be known to you from science in
    • A knowledgeable
    • of words to those who as yet know nothing about spiritual
    • acquainted with spiritual science will know that the
    • experienced it, not someone who knows nothing about it.
    • Nowadays one
    • knowledge”; this is possible only as long as human
    • knowledge.” Agnosticism is grave obstacle to spiritual
    • are, their knowledge can only be limited accordingly. All
    • change, and when they do they will be able to know things
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • know, Friedrich Nietzsche
    • suffering knowledge is born.” Two things are here
    • creation, where knowledge of good and evil is intimately
    • But now compare this attitude with a very different
    • with ridicule and derision. Let us now imagine two persons,
    • in plan only his first member: the physical body. We know it
    • inorganic nature, but we also know that it is called into
    • spiritual science know that the “I” of a human
    • of varied and complex structure. As you may know, the basic
    • truth. You certainly know it in your higher consciousness,
    • none of your organs as long as they are sound. You only know
    • between pain and suffering on the one hand, and knowledge and
    • wheat, we can now understand the coming forth of the Holy
    • endured, for from it they have gained knowledge. This is a
    • through pain, if knowledge attained through pain has an
    • knowledge of good and evil. This we shall go into in the next
    • lecture. It also explains why knowledgeable people have
    • knowledge and ennoblement.
    • suffering knowledge is born, and also that pain, like much
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    • natural science tries to derive knowledge of human beings
    • a kingdom by itself. Let us now consider this issue in the
    • that the one seeking entry would only use the knowledge for
    • planet, just as the beings that now lead us were human beings
    • even now it is to be found at all levels of existence, in
    • now. On the previous planet, a creative instinct of wisdom
    • ruled, as now a creative instinct of love. Thus, human beings
    • mingled with love. Thinking and wisdom now became servants of
    • regard to knowledge is demanded of the esoteric student.
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • spiritual worlds, but to make spiritual knowledge available
    • everyone. Knowledge of human nature and problems of education
    • through supersensible knowledge.
    • been known in esoteric schools as the “quaternity of
    • development of the embryo, so one should now respect the
    • becomes free, as did the physical body at physical birth. Now
    • inwardly senses himself, and in this way to know which
    • also awakens. Only now should appeal be made to the reasoning
    • way they are interrelated in order to know when to influence
    • knowledge of the human being the educator gains the insight
    • a theory, it is practical knowledge applicable to life. Its
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture V: Illness and Death
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    • solution to the question concerning death. Nowadays these
    • of the knowledge that death puts an end to it. On the other
    • hand, if one fears death, it is a consolation to know that
    • physical body; now it is freed and can act independently. The
    • body now lives at the expense of the forces stored in the
    • the ether body. But they are drawn out by the astral body now
    • Nowadays the
    • someone with knowledge of natural remedies mentions the word
    • be bitten. The tribe knows how to arrange matters so that the
    • In regions where medicine is still based on occult knowledge,
    • they are from spiritual knowledge, can be dangerous! We have
    • esotericists themselves know that anthroposophy can be
    • science knows that the spirit creates the physical;
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • cities were founded. The main emphasis must now be on
    • rules. It is not knowledge or proficiency in pedagogical
    • be tested, not for knowledge or even for pedagogical
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • We must now
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    • Knowledge of the spirit has always existed. It has been
    • the one least understood. Spiritual knowledge guides the
    • which fostered spiritual knowledge. In the region where
    • Christianity arose, the same sect was known as the Essenes.
    • insight with knowledge of matter. When spiritual knowledge is
    • person might as well know nothing about spiritual science if
    • with the infinite. That has nothing to do with knowledge of
    • the spirit. Spiritual knowledge must penetrate a human's
    • spiritual knowledge becomes a personal quest.
    • become decision and action. Someone who is knowledgeable
    • knows how to apply knowledge so that it becomes reality is
    • and transformed his knowledge into vigorous inner forces.
    • characteristic of human knowledge and scientific pursuit.
    • possibility to evolve, to reach higher stages; the knowledge
    • properties. An animal immediately knows, through its
    • attained through experiments; knowledge is transformed into
    • being not only senses, but also knows what healing properties
    • however, go further; he will transform such knowledge into
    • creative wisdom. We know that the human being consists of
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • above the ancient Greek Temple: “Know Thyself,”
    • knowledge within his own being. Rightly understood, the call
    • is for knowledge of the higher self.
    • the saying means: We know for certain that without eyes we
    • without sight, knowing only darkness, the light enticed forth
    • an organ, a tool; and self-knowledge becomes ever greater the
    • self-knowledge rightly understood means self-development.
    • lecture, which concerns the subject of self-knowledge in the
    • individual now passes through a condition during which he
    • physical body is laid aside, but now the tool for obtaining
    • now felt by the astral body as burning thirst, not because
    • with birth. We know that-at physical birth only the physical
    • become defined, now when the child's life widens beyond the
    • sheath dissolves. Influence can now be brought to bear an the
    • attributes stored in the child's ether body. Furthermore, now
    • principle of education demands that the educator should now,
    • organs should now become stronger and increase in size.
    • formed the organs, but now our task is to instill into these
    • influence. Only now should appeal be made to the power of
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • known — made journeys at the end of the fifteenth and the
    • and mystic, gained his knowledge. This account is true, but
    • what study of it signifies, is known only to initiates.
    • known as the Rosicrucians. These two publications were followed
    • knowledge of the true background of Rosicrucianism, who picks
    • gain even elementary knowledge of this spiritual stream that
    • can now be spoken of in public, for reasons which at the
    • known can one make any sense of what is found in the often
    • knowledge of the spiritual world is attained. An individual
    • who genuinely strives to attain knowledge of the spirit
    • reach a point where knowledge attainable only through
    • knowledge, which must be in accordance with a person's
    • wonderful spiritual knowledge, and also the method whereby
    • India to the summit of knowledge. For today's European it is
    • certain forces. Bearing this in mind, we must acknowledge
    • recognized by outsiders. Never to let it be known that one is
    • him to investigate nature's secrets. Nothing of the knowledge
    • relaxed, but the higher Rosicrucian knowledge is not
    • knowledgeable guidance. What is to be said about this subject
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XII: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • Richard Wagner must be taken. Certainly a plant knows nothing
    • of something obscure. In comparison with what is known as the
    • crystal clear. Having now shown that the two kinds of
    • by error and delusion is all too well-known to someone who
    • honestly and sincerely pursues the path to higher knowledge.
    • progress. That person knows that the path to higher knowledge
    • travels the path of knowledge will eventually reach that
    • inner peace that is the result of intimate knowledge of the
    • knowledge. Art was to him something holy; he saw the source
    • science recognizes that what is known today as art and
    • nothing is known save what spiritual science has to say.
    • knowledge combined to depict in dramatic form the creation of
    • kind of knowledge that was later imparted in scientific
    • a knowledge that was both scientific and religious. Science
    • conjunction with one another: Knowledge, art and religion
    • He who thinks materialistically only knows that one can
    • Let us now look
    • shall now bring up will be familiar to those acquainted with
    • The lucid day-consciousness now existing in Europe evolved
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • lecture, [ unknown reference ] we discussed spiritual science
    • today is known to every educated person. From the spiritual
    • Christian faith, turns to the four Gospels known as the
    • are now criticized. It is difficult to believe that only very
    • century showed that already then they contained what we know
    • who said: “What is known today as Christian religion is
    • did not know before; through our will we become capable of
    • Spiritual knowledge has always existed. Natural science today
    • only acknowledges an evolution that starts with the lowest
    • acknowledges the enormous difference between the lowest form
    • who knows that initiates exist also knows that the
    • which slumbers within me. I know that in the future it will
    • I know also that I must exert all my powers to attain that
    • unknown beyond. In those days heaven was understood to be
    • is to attain his higher humanity. He will know that heaven is
    • someone who possessed greater knowledge than anyone else.
    • knowledge of such schooling. In my book Knowledge of the
    • why this knowledge is essential in our time. I will mention
    • soul no longer receives the ancient knowledge causes it
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    • now in the ruins of a battered
    • those who already know about it. But allow me to say a few words
    • beforehand. It should be specified that what is said now has nothing
    • renewed attempt must be now made, this
    • I am announcing to you now that
    • what has happened until now refers only to a part of the endowment,
    • This will only be for the time between now and the next Three Kings'
    • further nominations had been made known, one of the people who had
    • overcome such blood [national] ties, but every now and again
    • knowledge of jewelry art by means of Dr. Steiner's suggestions. A
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    • should not speak of man's knowledge, but of the complete man manifesting
    • age must seek his super-sensible knowledge in a different way. He cannot
    • breath and woven together with the spiritual in the world. The Self is now
    • knowledge. Art was transferred to its own world. Religion, the source of
    • when the middle region of the earth held sway; knowledge became the
    • discovered the world of spirit immersed In knowledge. But he longed to see
    • the truth of knowledge in the beauty of art. This drove him to the south.
    • Whoever follows him in the spirit may find a religiously Intimate knowledge
    • in his cold knowledge the spiritual-divine streaming forth below him and
    • knowledge that makes man free, transforming itself in man into the power of
    • the world. Religion can be deepened by knowledge filled with the life of
    • art. Art can be made alive through knowledge born out of religion.
    • Knowledge can be illuminated by religion upheld by art.
    • In hoary antiquity the humanity of the Orient experienced in knowledge a
    • superstitious belief in ghosts. To the Western man, a knowledge of Nature
    • of the knowledge of spirit. What the East bequeathed to the West as a
    • superstitious belief in ghosts is the end of the knowledge of spirit. Men
    • of :he economic life associative unions so moulded that men know their
    • experiences in vision the content of his truths, and knows them in this
    • way. And what man knows he does not prove. The man of the West demands
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    • is, at first, unknown to the ordinary human consciousness.
    • that I am telling you now, applies to the present-day human
    • Nowadays we frequently look back into earlier epochs of human
    • the spiritual life of the West, we now admire Socrates, and
    • the Oriental now admires, is but the last remnant of this
    • given to me,” and he did not know the inner soul-effort
    • from ours. When we are asleep now, we are forsaken
    • have often explained this, and now I would like to put it
    • and the soul permeate the physical and the etheric body. Now
    • we now return to those remoter times to which I have alluded,
    • have often mentioned that now people imagine that everything
    • as they are now. When a modern historian writes about ancient
    • the thoughts, feelings and impulses which he now possesses.
    • colour blue, as we see it now. He only saw the reddish tones of
    • Now, however, a time came — speaking generally, in the
    • gradually developed the sense organisation which he now
    • now stand within the evolution of the world in such a way, that
    • which are only now beginning to appear, whereas the great
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    • argument against a more penetrating knowledge of the
    • us now transfer ourselves upon the Sun. There, the so-called
    • Fire-Spirits had the same rank which human beings now have upon
    • Now
    • sabathani” — “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is
    • all who know something of the Mystery-truths, these words must
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    • know that spiritual processes are interwoven with all the
    • processes which we perceive through our senses. We know that
    • through our senses. Let us now look upon the so-called lifeless
    • endowed with consciousness. Let us now turn away our gaze from
    • explained just now (this has frequently been dealt with in
    • by the other during that time of the year in which we are now
    • senses, cannot know anything of this great consciousness of the
    • it is really an uplifting thought to know: “As you walk
    • us now envisage something else — let us consider the
    • us now pass over from this mystery, which can fill us with a
    • transition of one annual cycle into the next, let us now pass
    • over to a still greater mystery. You know that we are living in
    • year. Even as the new year now brings with it a union of the
    • such as we have it now, extended as far as the consciousness
    • Zarathustra drew his knowledge; it is the wisdom that illumined
    • Now
    • the Cosmic New Year. If the birth of spiritual knowledge lives
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    • effectiveness. Now, I would like to start with something concrete. What
    • You can acknowledge this
    • know, I have told you quite often: man does not have so extraordinarily
    • up into the eyes. Two different things meet now in the eye, the etheric
    • the eye; and what is streaming now into this liquid which is filled
    • Now, it is so, that this
    • for form shaping. Now, from below there always arises a tendency to
    • and wants to penetrate now through the organization of the brain, of
    • a firm shape, the matter remains in the astral body. Now one is asleep,
    • the question now. That you can remember those things which you have
    • place, then all kinds of images will form in there and the well-known
    • here this way. We must speak of seven year periods as you know; of the
    • leave after seven years. Now something must remain, even when matter
    • year. Now it finally is entirely in the ether body and from there it
    • work into each other, that we truly have to know that, being 28 years
    • sense? nerve organism in the eye. Now look into the eye. There exists
    • way. Now imagine, the astral organism and the ego which vibrate then
    • such conditions seriously if one knows that in that, which is outside
    • at night, if one knows that man sleeps not only in an abstract way with
    • Now, inwardly man is in
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    • about our present time. The day before yesterday, as you know, I spoke
    • process is very well known today. We take up the food — staying
    • with this now next — perhaps somewhat prepared already, as said
    • Because, when now the foodstuff
    • that they are taken up by our own etheric body. But now they would have
    • I have described to you up to now. Namely we would have to be beings
    • is taken up now from the air. Thus, into what has been permeated by
    • Now the necessity arises
    • the ether body. Now an activity has to be developed that everything
    • which excretes now, what cannot he used of the matter that had been
    • And now the whole pulp
    • — if I may express myself that way which now already stays alive
    • has now been revived, and saturated by oxygen — is forwarded into
    • heart, will be formed now into the special organs. We would not have
    • what is coming now. The higher animals have it, because they were branched
    • Now something else is radiating
    • the whole can he driven into the astral body. But now the ego also must
    • I have shown you now how
    • the whole now so, that it is taken hold of by the ego. If only that
    • right;, but let us assume now, that it is working too strongly. If this
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    • — if only out of dreamlike knowing — it was always said:
    • an end and a light-filled age would begin. If one now examines the words
    • in which we now live. But we do not have to go through Anthroposophy
    • one can acquire as knowledge in our time through spiritual research.
    • we as mankind shall now emerge.
    • assume now, that a human being had become ill of something we would
    • of the cosmos. One investigated now, how far this person is influenced
    • On what did one base one's knowledge of the human being in those times?
    • quantity of light into their organism. We know that children who at
    • today, as well as the cultural historian know absolutely nothing about
    • not know anything at all any more of the human ether body, not even
    • to know something the earlier times had known in an exact way. Today
    • What was therefore known
    • are only gradations of difference. But the knowledge that the human
    • this earth — this knowledge did exist. Namely, we do not eat to
    • and regarded this as man. Now one does not see anything of this light
    • man knew within himself: he had this light ether body. Now we must increasingly
    • develop such knowledge, and recognize the etheric in the outer world,
    • goal. The first is that one learns to know what is related there; but
    • like another book, then you will know only the match. But if you want to
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • you know, the conflict between choosing one thing or the other
    • through their will and their ideas. You know too that the most
    • Perhaps some of you also know that Kant set up an antinomian
    • questions to be outside the realm of human knowledge, to be
    • questions that lie beyond the limits of human knowledge,
    • Again I can write an infinite number of them. Now you will
    • know, at a place where people are attacking us rather severely
    • — which is now happening in many places from a great many
    • sinners who cannot know much and ought to rest content with
    • what they do know and not chase after what they cannot know.
    • thinking gets so confused?” And we will now look at the
    • if you speak nowadays of Ahriman and Lucifer, you are
    • clergyman let it be known — and it should be alright to
    • things has now been lost, but basically it was there in a
    • while in the natural course of things. We know of course, as I
    • spiritual level, had been lost. It now has to emerge again
    • shall now look at how Ahriman and Lucifer intervene in
    • what human beings call knowledge, in what people call their
    • the physical plane. Now people follow this approach out of the
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    • also examine all the implications for human knowledge itself,
    • stamp of rigid necessity. In fact, we know that it is the
    • him and given him the kind of life we know he had from the
    • vain man and, opposite them, Death. Now it is possible to say
    • range of human soul capacities and knowledge. For one only
    • thinking now if we want to judge our actions by asking,
    • a phenomenon, and know to evaluate it on the basis of its
    • Faust enjoys an usurped and unmerited renown that
    • not because I wish to rival this renown that I am compelled to
    • and great beauty in this insipid nonsense and know how to
    • good poet does not hurl them at his readers; he should know the
    • who believed what he wrote. Now imagine what would have
    • must now ask why that causes us such difficulty. We shall begin
    • the one who is being judged. Nowadays we would say that the
    • consideration. We must now consider this problem.
    • what is taking place within us right now, it would certainly be
    • superficial self-knowledge.
    • now would produce a very one-sided kind of self-knowledge. But
    • your understanding is in accordance with your life up to now
    • opinion just now. It is possible for one person to say this and
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    • self-knowledge guide their future steps.” You see, a
    • teacher who knows his priorities is bound to make a good
    • during the holidays. But I cannot possibly know yet what
    • gentlemen always say 'I know for certain that on February
    • I can say in detail what will be happening, and I know for
    • Easter.' The third teacher says 'I do not know for certain what
    • I will be doing at Easter, nor do I know what schoolwork I will
    • cannot know until afterwards whether your resolves have been
    • “Yes, but you still cannot know anything in advance!
    • February, you will know that it will be the right work.”
    • which the new headmaster replied, “You know, I once
    • also wanted to know what the second and the third teachers had
    • Now
    • thought to himself, “Well, even if I did know what
    • ought to have been avoided and that we must now avoid. We are
    • necessity. The moment we know all the circumstances, we
    • is the effect. Fair enough! But you all know very well that
    • all. Now if we trace the cause on the physical plane, we can
    • people meet. We now proceed in the proper scientific manner.
    • they set out to meet one another. We can now trace over a
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture IV: The Roman World and the Teutonic Tribes
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    • of the Middle Ages the Roman world and what is now Central
    • against the countries to their north, against what is now
    • now?
    • Now
    • difficulty. You know, the great Spinoza said that when we look
    • only now becomes a matter of knowledge. It comes up into
    • punishment.” Now a great many theories have been
    • can also put it another way. You know there are so-called
    • immediately after birth, for as you know he was ill at birth
    • Thus we can now ask the question, “Did Goethe
    • and I pour them out over here.” And if now someone
    • who knows in full consciousness “what I am doing is
    • following. If we look at animals, we know they have a
    • the least implied. He will not know what it looks like until it
    • matter. Now in this respect humans are of course midway
    • educate. Now an average person has his educational principles.
    • He knows when to give punishment and when not to; perhaps
    • that he should never give any punishment at all. He knows how
    • will now say, “Through the very fact that we find our way
    • thus free ourselves through our knowledge of spiritual
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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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    • have in the first place the physical body. We know our
    • it is obvious that we know something about it. We name it from
    • as things stand now, the I is not inaccessible. We refer
    • What does the fact that we know something about the I
    • have direct certainty of the I. They know
    • are philosophers who imagine they know merely from philosophy
    • the resistance of our physical body. We know, don't we, that
    • what we normally know of the I from philosophy is a
    • physical body and our I. We know of our physical body
    • space; and we know of our I through the fact that we can
    • how this will enters into us we know nothing at all on the
    • physical plane. On the basis of the physical world, we know
    • find many more people than we do now who not only knew of the
    • physical body that we nowadays call the etheric body, people
    • saw it to a far greater extent than now in animals and also in
    • plants. You all know the description in my book
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • Nowadays this perception can only be achieved through training,
    • which nowadays lives only in the I, entered the organic
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  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • They were translated by an unknown translator, and transcribed by an
    • unknown transcriptionist.
    • Now you know
    • early twentieth century. It is now essential that mankind
    • Now I ask you
    • now picture to yourselves . . . you need only picture it with
    • transformations into vivid imagery but now is the first to
    • such words as what and how as now. Today when you talk about
    • no one now thinks of a principal at something concrete,
    • piece of a point! Now, a little piece of a point is surely a
    • know what they mean by these vibrations, in any case they
    • Now in the
    • itself has become younger and younger — how we are now
    • When you compare what you can know of early
    • unconsciously. One knows people who place their finger on
    • “I”, for they do not know that in uttering
    • important to grasp this. Our period now is the fifth
    • task of this fifth post-Atlantean period. Now speech will
    • now become as conscious in a higher way as it was unconscious
    • what must come to pass in the seventh period, but is even now
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    • unknown transcriptionist.
    • If we now
    • acquainted with certain fundamental facts without knowledge
    • morsel now and again, for fear that otherwise their mouths
    • of people on earth, really out of knowledge of human nature,
    • out of knowledge of the relation between physical and the
    • man's life as language. Now just think what part, on the
    • now we, as earthly men, have developed a certain inclination
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • the esoteric development of the individual man. What I am now
    • culture must be developed in the future. Now we have reached,
    • the curious thing is that from now on one cannot so separate
    • judgment rightly on what I am now meaning. We Germans, for
    • example, nowadays speak now and then with some modifications
    • for many things which are now current: you will not find
    • Nowadays there is very much that fights against this learning
    • Nowadays he who has acquired several languages becomes a
    • But now
    • matters which we must make our own from now on into the
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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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    • misunderstanding of the knowledge and conceptions of Spiritual Science.
    • does so and so know that; where does he get his knowledge?” —
    • judgment entirely in accordance with their own knowledge. It is not
    • difficult to say: “How can he know that? I don't know it”
    • and then to declare in a high and mighty way: “What I do not know
    • no one else knows, others can at best only believe it.” Such a
    • from which, particularly at the present time, the knowledge Spiritual
    • there is often a refusal to enter upon concrete knowledge of the spiritual
    • should now happen, and what the world has to expect from the events.
    • The article is now out of
    • based on the then existing thirst for war, they are now superannuated.
    • churches. Those whose insight goes deeper know that Haeckel's
    • Now look — if today
    • higher level. One was an exposition launched by — now I do not wish
    • varied subjects, through his great knowledge, the man might have been
    • horrible delusive conceptions usual nowadays, can be written on a quarto
    • sheet. I am sure I do not know if he will present this quarto sheet
    • I do not know how for it has got by now. But I want to give him a word
    • was concerned and not the tail. Now in this he was wanting to express
    • in the least for none of you knows in reality how to think in terms
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    • and especially a propos where the kind of considerations now in point
    • Now today I should like
    • You know how often I have
    • spoken about this point. You know how I have said that the only wad
    • mingle both together. Now, my dear friends, one must indeed be a Jesuit
    • and to be condemned. Now faced with this a reasonable man might say:
    • they are connected with something besides. And now we will turn our
    • knows that for himself he has no need to reflect about things but has
    • Now here I have described
    • make to what is found, for example, in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • appear in the font we nee things now arising in the word, Today it is
    • Now these clerics stamped
    • described. Now, naturally, I cannot read out to you for hours at a time
    • Now St. John of the Cross says: “The time has come (he is referring
    • Now let us go minutely into
    • knowledge. In visions he presents the soul with wholly spiritual possessions,
    • more particularly knowledge and love of God, without the soul having
    • Now I ask you: What sense
    • And now I would ask you:
    • describes for that age the mystical path of Knowledge, the way into
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    • from many sides today to the detriment of present knowledge as well
    • view holding good at present. Now I have told you that man can come
    • For you certainly know that taking earthly evolution as a whole it divides
    • actually to become as man of the earth; then he continues on, and now
    • existence in Atlantis. It is only now in the fifth post-Atlantean period,
    • noticeable; now they appear in his being noticeably, nevertheless there
    • Now we notice it after the
    • grown at a later stage of evolution. As you know, man's position in
    • Now people have reflected
    • has been worked into various theories of knowledge. We get very little,
    • however, from these theories of knowledge. And what in schoolmaster
    • a way that if now in a theoretical sense he is honest, in this unveiling,
    • of Nature. But now, when one presses on to knowledge, when one trains
    • oneself in the direction given in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • himself to what is described in Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,
    • people just get frightened. When such knowledge is acquired, on looking
    • be described by saying: actually (you will forgive me, I know, for putting
    • knowledge there is always a gradual ascent from semblance to actual
    • it now is, we actually have to do with semblance alone. For the corpse-like
    • given practical proof. The question may now be asked: If man does not
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
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    • world, as it must be understood through the spiritual knowledge of Anthroposophy,
    • actual form of the spiritual life. Now today I should like to go into
    • Now the next question that
    • now. Thus, for example, it was always given out in a way that today
    • Now if we seek to understand
    • perfectly well known to us, namely, how we as men behave when we bear
    • to sleep and waking up again: (Compare Z-233) we do not know it, however,
    • this remains quite unnoticed. We can now look at this precise relation
    • know of the world and of ourselves has not our real being in it, not
    • experiences. And you know how often I have said that whoever in life
    • has acquired a little real knowledge of the spiritual world looks back,
    • brought me these exhilarating moments of joy. But all that I know comes
    • from my pain, my knowledge comes from my suffering. Everyone who has
    • gained actual knowledge of the spiritual world will see this. Only in
    • this way are we allowed to acquire knowledge of the spiritual world
    • And now you will be able
    • life. Now you would naturally be most stupid and unreasonable if you
    • fact rightly grasped only when seen in the light flowing from this knowledge.
    • Now in that I am going to say I am not speaking here to you individually,
    • Now, my dear friends, why do many people cry out on burning their fingers?
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    • unites himself with the knowledge gained by anthroposophical research,
    • taken by anyone to a certain degree changed through knowledge derived
    • times. The fruitfulness of anthroposophical knowledge can be shown in
    • out to you that knowledge at the present time, when sincere, cannot
    • Now what is of most significance
    • Now I have also pointed
    • they are found. Logic today however does not yet know what it is doing
    • Now if one goes deeply into
    • was no higher point to be gained. And now world-evolution actually resulted
    • Now if you watch a pendulum
    • for Whom in the way we know, the vessel of Jesus was prepared. So we
    • And now let us look at the
    • countries of the fourth post-Atlantean epoch, known to us as the Greco-Latin
    • The relation of the Christ to some kind of unknown God did not much
    • Now what brought this about?
    • at all of scientific knowledge as it was developed among the Greeks,
    • stage; (cf. R XLVII.) we know that the fourth post-Atlantean culture
    • of our era after which it still goes on; we live now in the fifth post-Atlantean
    • being of the spirit itself. Whoever really knows in Plato on whet heights
    • friends, in one culture period? You know that if you take 1413 years
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    • our hearts. Those who have now had the opportunity of knowing this personality
    • a Christianity up to now. During the whole of the future, ever more
    • encouragement, giving them strength; so that when these souls know what
    • understanding on this point we must first be permeated by the knowledge
    • Now from that point of
    • life we were indeed the very men we now call forefathers) these men
    • into a knowledge that is nevertheless necessary for man's good, for
    • world as a man through his eyes and ears knows about the physical world
    • on Golgotha. Now this had happened historically. A man, Jesus—for
    • something which should now develop in a special way, something belonging
    • Now it will be well here
    • civilisations on the periphery of Europe, knows that in what English
    • there has now remained what indeed we have just found left after the
    • that he was still connected with a knowledge unhappily no longer even
    • at this Hungary where, you must know, purely Magyar culture has been-supposedly
    • leaven forming the basis of the Magyar culture over which is now simply
    • what they are now, perhaps from scholars they will have grown into human
    • of scholars into men. One may even go farther. You know how much I revere
    • now take this book of Herman Grimm's; it is written out of a certain
    • not only acknowledge him, that they do not acknowledge him today as
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    • our next lecture: “What is self knowledge?” Today
    • all know by now through anthroposophical work that two other
    • devachanic worlds, called, as far as they are known in
    • journey between death and a new birth. You know that after the
    • Now
    • these experiences which you know firstly from the sense world
    • consciousness, knows which image speaks nobly and which doesn't
    • beings of which we, who only know the physical, actually can
    • old pictures and artworks sprung from a higher knowledge. Today
    • depicted what was known to them in Michael and the Dragon or
    • wise but do not know love. However these expressions of the
    • animal has the astral body in addition. Now the question may
    • clairvoyants with such intimate knowledge were around, these
    • intermingled, that they unite in the centre of the earth. Now
    • devachanic plane? Now there is the possibility to provide
    • crosses the way and so on. Now, what is appearing before you is
    • the astral world, you need to know that everything, in some way
    • Now
    • Now you may say it is peculiar that even an unworthy entry of
    • of the ancient Greek words of wisdom: “Know
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    • Now, all of the lectures in this series have been translated!
    • wish to speak now about the personal relationship of Goethe to
    • manner and way, his attitude to knowledge and questions about
    • knowledge, couldn't grasp what really was working in his soul.
    • Exactly that which I express now, applies in a particular
    • knowledge, against the drive for external knowledge. One sees
    • something acquired in this manner from spiritual knowledge, was
    • Look closely now within the depths of Goethe to understand why
    • knowledge, constructed from an accumulation of ideas about the
    • strive in this sense for knowledge, he strived for knowledge in
    • so far as the result of this knowledge would empower the human
    • the form of conceptual knowledge. By this is meant: whoever has
    • really struggled once with conceptual knowledge, with an idea
    • would know how unsatisfactory the result can be, that one can't
    • to always, when one has acquired knowledge, say to oneself:
    • know however, what lives in the soul and is revealed from the
    • way between life and this knowledge. One has a constricted
    • had a shyness, a respect for knowledge. He said to himself:
    • that which you entreat as knowledge to the human soul, can only
    • accompanies every approach to knowledge. This danger within the
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    • What is Self Knowledge?
    • What is Self-knowledge?
    • in order to make knowledge of the Higher Worlds possible. The
    • self-knowledge of mankind, a self-knowledge which leads to the
    • “I” and how it is enclosed in World Knowledge. Not
    • genuine self-knowledge is an accompanying phenomenon which
    • inner soul forces. The “Know Thyself” ancient human
    • the occult scientific sense self-knowledge in relation to the
    • the most ordinary, everyday self-knowledge and rise up to this
    • self-knowledge which can be called World Knowledge in the
    • Self-knowledge is considered so much more important within the
    • dangerous. Incorrectly understood self-knowledge tends to
    • particular distrust in the expression “self-knowledge,” as it
    • know: with anthroposophic insight we have human members in the
    • easily come to the conclusion that self-knowledge is something
    • anticipate the simplest, humblest type of self-knowledge, we
    • sleeping human being of which we can now say: the sleeping
    • know at the same time that it is normal in the present human
    • arrive at knowledge of this being, or even of the self? We can
    • self-knowledge which could be cultivated and recommended. For
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    • between the lectures now being given, I should like to-day to bring
    • be of great importance if the Goetheanum could also be made known to
    • enclosed but which intends to make itself known.
    • Do not take what I an now
    • the next (4B). We now draw rather nearer to the Building and this is
    • objections are known. But here we have actually dared to make the attempt.
    • really belong to the place where they are. Now in the whole of this
    • Now in this building we may say that this has been definitely overcome
    • 10. We now obtain a view
    • developed into the organic, so that nowhere is the principle, merely
    • walk round it. now show you the inner part, in my original model, carried
    • the same in the transverse section that I will now show you.
    • halting-place, to bring about in him the right frame of mind. Now just
    • Now one cannot help feeling
    • all that underlies the conception of our Building is made known to the
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    • This inner architecture is now to be shown in contrast to the outer.
    • here in the sequence of the form. (4) We will now see the second pillar
    • element. Now we shall see the third pillar by itself. (5A)
    • Now then, we will see
    • We will now see the fourth
    • We will now look at the
    • We will now see this with
    • to one thing. Just now when we have passed the middle point and we look
    • say this here is a simple form (see drawing 1st form) Now we go a little
    • further and see how a subsequent form can grow out of this one. Now
    • be moulded in this way (see 3rd form). Now you have the third form having
    • simple. Put this simple form which one now achieves has a certain quality
    • Now as I have said, if
    • to know nature not only in intellectual ideas but to grasp her forms
    • in the way that science till now has done to get at nature with ideas
    • You know the root of world beliefs is not to be found in intellectual
    • We will now continue further
    • The next picture. Now
    • and creative Art other harmonies now manifest themselves that have not
    • We will now let the seven
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    • Picture 2: We will now put
    • ideals in the search for knowledge. It would be unbearable to a feeling
    • knowledge says: What thou canst acquire as knowledge at the present
    • when this initiation-principle, now at the very beginning of its growth
    • Picture 4: We now go back
    • which will now appear in the next picture.
    • For now we are not going back simply to the earlier second post-Atlantean
    • of civilisation, even now in advance, and we have attempted to represent
    • who is striving after a real self-knowledge, if he only goes far enough
    • really attain to true knowledge of man without attaining to the knowledge
    • Picture 19: Now I want to
    • undertake the,risk of making it known to and understood by those to
    • knowledge of the world, and that it is made to a certain extent the
    • to make known what is here being carried out in Dornach. There are not
    • to-day without taking up the impulses which come to us from this knowledge
    • voluptuousness. I should like to know how anyone can be so without heart,
    • mere visionary knowledge, Spiritual Science must be actual life. Therefore
    • as a kind of theoretical knowledge, and hence they do not penetrate
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    • to our fifth post-Atlantean epoch in which we are now living,
    • out of which flow the impulses for all our knowledge and all
    • Now, from all that you know of Goethe's Faust, and of
    • Now for Goethe the problem of the rise of this new age and
    • now so little is known even to science. As I have often said,
    • longer having the knowledge enabling it to do so in the way
    • wanted to know how a man, continually advancing, could arrive
    • course of human affairs had now to die out. For this reason
    • Now in
    • freedom in both knowledge and action. This he could not have
    • evil, Faust knows that he no longer lives in an age when the
    • And now the crowd's applause rings in my ears like
    • To fame unknown, who sought with honest passion,
    • Faust's sell-knowledge. This is how ho sees himself, he of
    • whom you know that he has studied the ancient magic wisdom in
    • wants to fly out on the wings of a bird to gain knowledge of
    • spiritual connection between himself and the poodle, he now
    • spiritually wishes to see. He now returns home to his cell
    • self-knowledge, that is, the life of the spirit in his own
    • Now field and mead have I forsaken,
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    • completely in the lurch, and knowing nothing himself of what
    • have known what befell Gretchen after Valentine's death,
    • appear very unnatural to see him now, two days after,
    • Now I should
    • that he now adds to his Faust. The Walpurgis-night
    • pretty considerable knowledge of the commentaries on
    • those that were later; but up to 1900 I know them almost all,
    • has been written on the subject. This I do know, however,
    • knowledge. To speak rather trivially, you can see that there
    • with the certain knowledge, can easily judge by details
    • to him in particular. Now this Canon in his fanatical sermon
    • evil thing. (Catholic clergy, you know, very often preach
    • about Freemasonry and its potential dangers). He now only
    • such brotherhoods. Now, a man is listening to those who had
    • this was all described very exactly in the man continued: now
    • affair in the correct way. I know well that many would consider
    • by Goethe out of his deep knowledge. Goethe is not merely
    • as it seems we now have entered.
    • here pictured that shows deep knowledge. Faust can perceive
    • connected with the present moon, now that it is Earth-moon,
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    • expression of deep knowledge. To help us to a full
    • of Goethe's his spirit we may now call to our aid the already
    • knowledge to grapple with the highest problems of existence.
    • philosophical knowledge produce their caricatures. In
    • Fichte was teaching with an immense enthusiasm for knowledge.
    • applied to the different branches of human knowledge what to
    • wiser with their old traditional knowledge and ideas. So we
    • wholly within the aura of the occult, and knowing that what
    • spiritual channel from that of Mephistopheles. They are now
    • dreaming — as ordinary language would have it. He knows
    • clear to us through the unsuspecting Famulus now introduced,
    • milieu in which we now find ourselves is changed by
    • Mephistopheles meeting with his former pupil who has now
    • become what we now see? Is it possible that in him Goethe was
    • friend, thou scarcely know'st” for he himself has
    • friends, we may indeed get to know people who take the
    • devil but in a very apt way, because he knows how much of
    • And now we
    • Now for all
    • lives in Faust, and Homunculus who knows how to grasp and
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    • Now I have
    • significant, deep knowledge that we are obliged to recognise
    • knows of the matter and what has been said by us in the
    • initiated as having learnt to know the three world-Mothers
    • And now
    • We must now
    • into which he is led, the world he now enters, is the
    • — that Faust is now transplanted; transplanted,
    • And now there
    • anthroposophical circles, are seeking knowledge of the
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,”
    • this knowledge may be obtained. And here, as far as the
    • individual. When he has once found the security of knowledge,
    • power over the worlds into which Faust is now to be
    • must now make a picture of this preparation that is confined
    • has the feeling that an unknown kingdom is making its
    • Now think, my
    • purely a matter of imaginative knowledge he would only need
    • Now how does
    • know the other world from which be can draw upon miraculous
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    • know about these epochs.
    • knowledge.
    • beings of the fifth epoch (as you know, we are still more or
    • way, than now. That which is hidden behind Birth and Death,
    • and from human feeling. Now the Graeco-Latin time,
    • Let us now
    • to know what belongs to the one epoch. These things can only
    • be aware that now, in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch, man has
    • to know the world of classical-antiquity by direct
    • perception, as well as it could be known in his time. He
    • Now we can
    • of Mephistopheles even now remind us that the picture of
    • Let us now
    • life he only has the idea in an abstract form. Now he
    • the whole realm of his imaginative life; now he experiences
    • Now we pass on to the
    • doing, but simply enjoys it, these things are there. Now the
    • the knowledge of Woman with that of the knowledge of Evil. A
    • in the old Greek Mysteries, one learned to know something of
    • legend is well known; the other has also become known, for
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    • beings will have to learn to know all that the soul must
    • are derived out of the blood-relationship of men. Now they
    • social structures of mankind which should now arise out of
    • in the fourth postAtlantean epoch. I beg you now to observe
    • spoken of this. Knowledge was brought to the human beings of
    • him Oedipus on account of his pierced heels. You know how the
    • important saying, painful to study nowadays, if you can study
    • Now he was
    • under a complete illusion. He did not know who his father and
    • you know, to solve the Riddle of the Sphinx. So we hay e
    • Now he went
    • revealed the truth. Jocaste, suddenly knowing herself tobe
    • riddles of the fourth post-Atlantean time. You know the
    • and it shall occupy us now for a few minutes. Someone might
    • worked-out, in spiritual realms above. Now in a certain sense
    • of freedom mightily knocks upon the doors of human knowledge.
    • Let me now
    • not know, I may even have said it several times) there is a
    • Now the
    • the Gods Themselves. Helena, you know, is a daughter of Leda
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    • been known to Goethe in definite ideas. Nor can it be said
    • pointing to definite knowledge that not until the middle of
    • capacity for self-knowledge, From our studies during the past
    • weeks we know that it is only at about the end of his
    • knowledge, If we wish to learn the truth about these matters,
    • Now, by a kind
    • orange. Were we to go back and examine now man has evolved
    • known to you in my book
    • knowledge for those who are insufficiently prepared.
    • then be the being who only becomes ripe for self-knowledge in
    • preparation for self-knowledge and for the knowledge of the
    • world derived from self-knowledge right up to the end of his
    • to give him the opportunity to pursue this self-knowledge in
    • a very different measure from that in which man, as he now is
    • to self-knowledge at the time that the spirits of the
    • have attained self-knowledge and the world-knowledge bound up
    • he cannot He would have had this self-knowledge as insight,
    • then to awaken to self-knowledge, But such a twilight
    • self-knowledge appears comparatively early in man, though not
    • the self-knowledge that arises after the middle of life is
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    • making of man's being than can be known or fathomed either by
    • know, to a certain measure, the possible and the impossible,
    • one gains only a very limited knowledge of man. But this
    • knowledge of man.
    • short-sighted outlook and is untrue. Knowledge of man does
    • forces and faculties for knowledge different from any of
    • unknowable within the being of man can, in no case, ever be
    • the Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan evolutions. Science can know
    • earthly. Man in his entirety, therefore, cannot be known by
    • these laws; he can only be know if knowledge, be extended
    • Now yesterday
    • would know far more about their dreams if they exerted
    • themselves to know a little more about waking. If they would
    • make an effort to know something about being awake, they
    • things. As we all know, we are in a genuinely waking
    • my dear friends, we know there are scientifically conceived
    • Spiritual Science — investigations into worlds unknown
    • then you will know what I mean by saying: In sleep you speak
    • sleep, as a rule, you know if anyone is lying, you know as a
    • know one another in sleep comparatively well, but with dimmed
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    • individual way, in which Goethe looked upon nature. You know
    • this is a matter of general knowledge I should like today to
    • He tells of this himself. I know that what I now have to say
    • of light — we need not go into that now. In essentials it
    • when knowing of nothing better,. But he found that when
    • there now grew first his science of colors, and, secondly,
    • Now it did
    • side of the matter may be brought to your notice. We know, my
    • him when in his physical body. Now when, after a few days, he
    • caricature. Now this is what we have particularly to note. If
    • Now I told
    • what is earthly by means of a sound knowledge of the earth,
    • to know nature and trying to instill into her all manner of
    • because, as I am always having to emphasize, his knowledge of
    • perfectly average man who is clever — nowadays the clever
    • Now, if among
    • subconscious lies beneath it (see diagram). Now how stands
    • subconscious fear of which men know nothing and this
    • which logical reasons men are now going around.
    • belief in limits of knowledge
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    • Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself and of the
    • Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
    • self-knowledge and self-understanding in human evolution? It
    • own nature by merely acquiring knowledge received through the
    • knowledge of man can only be imparted through true spiritual
    • perception. So that all the knowledge and perception of man
    • real knowledge of man at all. Goethe indicates this by
    • Now
    • Homunculus is the result of the knowledge of man to which
    • gain such complete knowledge of combining the forces of
    • of his reason, of his ordinary earthly knowledge. How can
    • goal can only be reached through knowledge acquired by the
    • Now, by most
    • knowledge of man, that is, the knowledge acquired when free
    • too out of the body to gain knowledge, decisive knowledge,
    • not live in vain, but that the forces of knowledge are always
    • increasing, so that in old age it is possible for us to know
    • Faust, knowledge in the form of pictures, that we call
    • contrive out of his ordinary knowledge, he still remains a
    • the various symbols, on the path of knowledge, was played by
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    • soul, in so far as it was dominated by the urge for knowledge
    • urge. While grasping all the knowledge in this poem of
    • natured minds. Now let us bring again before our souls just
    • following up the problem of man's self-knowledge, man's
    • comprehension of himself. For Goethe, knowledge was never
    • he sought in his soul as knowledge was something that has to
    • the urge for knowledge must be related to all the claims life
    • highest knowledge, but as one bound up in his innermost being
    • seeks knowledge for his Faust, that is, knowledge of man,
    • ordinary knowledge, dependent on the senses and conditioned
    • by the understanding, cannot lead to this self-knowledge. For
    • apart from any superstition connected with him; but now let
    • the knowledge offered him by science, or by the study of
    • physical life, can never gain knowledge and comprehension of
    • know Homo, the human being; he will be able to picture in his
    • this as with a problem of knowledge: How can the idea of Homo
    • knowledge based on investigation pursued, outside the body,
    • knowledge acquired outside the instrument of the physical
    • alone can lead to the knowledge of man, of Homo; while all
    • the other knowledge dealing with the physical world, can only
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    • Now, if we
    • base of all striving for knowledge of every kind of striving
    • striving towards a goal; he cannot see it though knowing in
    • although he knows where the goal must be, it is wrapped in
    • reaches it. And while he is feeling that he is still nowhere
    • ideals, willing is deployed. But now, if we are to try and
    • against a boundary. But now it is a different feeling that
    • moments of life, cannot press forward to knowledge of man, to
    • the two boundaries of self-knowledge and self-comprehension,
    • the age which must now belong to the past, the age that has
    • a man cannot arrive at knowledge of his own nature. As human
    • You know, my
    • how the whole of evolution is now conceived as if what come
    • learnt at school nowadays, notions which in future will be
    • teeth, as we know — the cutting of the second teeth. I
    • Now, my dear
    • now have the opportunity on witnessing. Think of the sublime
    • they too acknowledge their ugliness, and are in a certain way
    • knowledge, a clear conception of who it is who tempts and
    • therefore essential in the age of the consciousness-soul now
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    • limits to human knowledge, not only temporary knowledge owing
    • today of limits of perception, limits to knowledge for
    • he can only know about certain things, while other things are
    • above his ability to know about them; and that it is mainly the
    • Now
    • to knowledge altogether, something inwardly immeasurably tragic
    • with these limits to knowledge, if rightly perceived, there is
    • calls a halt to all knowledge before the supersensible, then
    • one calls a halt before human self-knowledge. Then one
    • spiritual elemental force, what now must also be in the world,
    • which is accepted by the limits to knowledge: these moral
    • longing in many people just for supersensible knowledge! One
    • thirst of already many human souls for supersensible knowledge,
    • while one is striving towards such knowledge and just comes to
    • a knowledge of that which is the supersensible in man, one
    • and philosophers who speak of limits to knowledge are right as
    • striving for self-knowledge and asks oneself: What is there,
    • approached self-knowledge, knowledge of the human soul, in a
    • tried to achieve knowledge of the soul in a different way. This
    • this different, often much desired way of knowledge of the
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    • mankind. Now we stand at the end of the third and at the
    • Now
    • Now
    • know, at the central point of all religious thought and
    • feeling. We can easily understand what now has to be said. What
    • Egyptian culture, now single and alone beneath the non-sensory
    • known to them. Osiris was represented by the Egyptians in an
    • inaccuracies. Now I want to present the first commandment to
    • acknowledge gods as higher, who show you an image of something
    • you acknowledge Me within you, I will live forth in you for up
    • the indication of how, through acknowledgement of one's own
    • should not acknowledge anything higher than the Divine, who
    • taken and called divine. We know that the physical body was
    • which depends on the blood will die out. By truly acknowledging
    • an occult and medicinal indication. “If you acknowledge
    • “I”-impulse, how this now had to be poured into
    • Modern materialistic humanity now and then interprets it as: if
    • inspirationally worked through the soul and is now the correct
    • Now
    • suggestion. Now further:
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    • WAY OF KNOWLEDGE
    • (THE PATH OF KNOWLEDGE)
    • however that teaching, observation and knowledge are
    • Spiritual scientific knowledge is quite different to teachings
    • of outer science. When we allow spiritual knowledge to really
    • of this knowledge. It is quite different to merely recognise
    • and know sense perceptible things and pioneering events, how
    • suffering, joy, pain and pleasure — and now the question
    • content. Now we need to deepen within us, in the right way,
    • what spiritual research and spiritual knowledge has to say
    • difficult to enter with their thoughts into knowledge of
    • spiritual knowledge. Occult science offers us quite a different
    • knowledge.
    • slumbering, true powers of knowledge. Then the ability begins
    • Now
    • value. When such knowledge for example speaks about the
    • need to think about this knowledge and should allow such
    • this knowledge we lure out contained forces and we will soon
    • We learn however through knowing that when we look into the
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    • referring to Haeckel are now reprinted in this volume.
    • Now, if theosophy is to make clear its aims, it is but right
    • for I know well those feelings and perceptions which, partly by
    • that known in the second half. Haeckel's appearance on the
    • you will look back among the writings of any well-known
    • animals as their garment, now resolved itself, so far as the
    • world. Things that now seem puerile created then the most
    • Now, you must bear in mind that, side by side with all
    • had now — and this was the final result of the Christian
    • beyond the clouds he was now bidden to seek within his inner
    • spectrum analysis, to a greater theoretical knowledge of heat,
    • organisms known to us as the Darwinian theory — all these
    • as its chief support. Now, it is clear that if a
    • Creator, but you assert that God made you; and yet you know
    • what is extinct, of which only the last remains may now be
    • Now, this illustration, in spite of its manifest
    • knowledge as to the world's material combination, how to
    • placed to natural science and to our knowledge of Nature.
    • well know that his atoms move in such and such a manner. That
    • regard to this sleeping body, we need not say, ‘We cannot know
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    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • have treated until now. At the same time it will help to throw
    • history nowadays generally project what they are accustomed to
    • in the personalities of whom I am now speaking, the ‘I think’
    • said to themselves — and what I shall now describe was an
    • people say (it is only forgotten now that it ever was so):
    • the personalities of whom I am now speaking, it was a profound
    • know that the oxygen of the air circulates through our organism
    • pulse-beat. This happens quickly. The people of whom I am now
    • Consciousness Soul. The human beings of whom I am now speaking
    • people whom I have now described. For if they had done so, the
    • so, beginning in the time which I have now described, we
    • of this a certain condition came about. For let us now consider
    • men upheld as their ideas. But in a case such as I am now
    • 13th or 14th century are quite unknown. Then it would happen
    • acquired again by spiritual-scientific knowledge livingly
    • must think livingly upon the knowledge of spiritual science,
    • Nowadays it is easy work to think, for people have grown
    • not know why, for there is no inner necessity in it. And yet so
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    • affairs upon any knowledge of this kind. I answered that I had given
    • And this too may be added: — That for which, up till now, Europe
    • East and the West. What is going on now, all unsuspectingly in
    • Science has acquired a magnificent knowledge of the world and we are
    • not upon the conversations and discussions now going on among the
    • Beings to whom man was known to be related just as he is related to
    • wanders over the Earth without knowing what kind of being he really
    • is. He knows, but even then only from tradition, that the word ‘man’
    • The meaning attaching to the word ‘deathlessness’ nowadays is very far
    • we are in existence now. What, then, is the object of speaking
    • essence, the soul and the spirit of the world of stars must be known
    • principle so far as physical man is concerned. Now when we embark upon
    • indications can be given. Knowing something of the spiritual teachings
    • of Anthroposophy, however, you will realise that what I shall now say
    • is drawn from a deeper knowledge of the world and is something more
    • knowledge of man's relationship to the universe beyond the Earth. It
    • is little known, for example, that when the Sun is shining upon the
    • Neither is there any knowledge of the fact that these forces are
    • self-observation, self-knowledge and consciousness of his own Ego.
    • During the Greek epoch, as you know, the Sun stood in the
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    • We have heard how in accordance with anthroposophical knowledge, the
    • life-stages of his ether-body. We can now proceed to consider
    • the arm or hand is making, but we do not know how the power of
    • the will operates in the organism. We know as little about that as
    • You know from many anthroposophical lectures that from the time of
    • outside the physical body and the ether-body. Now it may be of very
    • impressions made upon us by this world of sense. Now when we pass into
    • knows nothing of this and he dreams of all sorts of things lying
    • cognition — give us knowledge of what lies on the other side of
    • Now even in the earthly world, in the world of sense, if a man is
    • Now between death and a new birth there comes a time when the Angel
    • has a definite task in connection with us. The Angel has now to
    • I will now describe certain other aspects.
    • And now comes another important point in the life between death and a
    • reception meted out by the higher world. A man who now again
    • vantage-point, know that the experience arising in the period between
    • and more deeply entangled in materialism. You all know that, normally,
    • being when it is known that his form and structure derive from the
    • him, not only from the Earth but from the whole Cosmos. Now just as it
    • nowadays manifest such obvious forces of decline; instincts and lower
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    • Now this has a significant bearing upon public life too, and it is of
    • necessary that what we gain from an anthroposophical knowledge of
    • higher worlds should be carried into actual life, that we should know
    • from the Spiritual. Modern man does not really know the world.
    • He talks a great deal about the world but he does not know it,
    • by the Spiritual. This knowledge is not acquired by studying abstract,
    • purposes of life in its immediate reality, it is necessary to know how
    • a Guardian Angel’ and he feels no desire for detailed knowledge of how
    • — it is precisely now that deeper questions should be raised
    • Gnostic conceptions, the wisdom-filled conceptions of Christianity now
    • sense it is stripped of spirituality. Think now of your Northern world
    • now think of the remarkable character — and this applies even at
    • think about things instead of trying to know them from inside
    • depths of human nature in order to acquire a real knowledge of life.
    • knowledge of the periods he spends between death and a new birth.
    • knowledge.
    • Now when the power of super-sensible cognition is brought to bear upon
    • I am not now referring to your external, intellectual knowledge but to
    • the kind of knowledge which you develop in your spiritual body,
    • during sleep, in the form of an intimate knowledge of Nature of which
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    • books apart from the Bible and the hymn book. — Now what had
    • Let us now follow the boy
    • arrived too late to hear the clergyman of Rammenau, well known
    • might perhaps repeat the sermon by heart; it is known that he can
    • do so.” And so Gottlieb, now nine years of age, was fetched,
    • other children had come, till they were now a large family; and so
    • ought you to do this?” Where should he now turn for counsel?
    • and it was this acquired knowledge of men which found expression
    • he stood in the pulpit in the Zurich Minster, now completely
    • And now we can follow him again into a new situation. He became a
    • developed gradually into love. By now his position as tutor at
    • for he lost his whole fortune. Fichte was now not only tormented
    • by the knowledge that the people dearest to him had sunk into
    • His way now
    • with which he was now wholly in accord. As at an earlier date his
    • thoughts were filled with the Bible and other works, so now the
    • exhausted, was followed by a second, he published his name. And now
    • but the judgment at first passed upon the book was now toned down.
    • niece, and now he could do so. So in 1793 he went back again to
    • work now, with the utmost intensity, not only to develop in himself
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    • on the one hand, the mood which social custom creates nowadays in
    • days of summer. But now, we must sit inside much of the time, we must
    • the seasons, what spoke out of snow and sunshine. And they listened to
    • In God's Name now our tale begins.
    • To know of the newborn king is my wish.
    • after spiritual knowledge we are able to do so, because through our
    • ancient Christmas plays. What I have presented to you just now as the
    • knowledge of these Christmas plays we may well say that we were merely
    • purpose. And there exist nowadays dozens of “right”
    • human being, and art, than is known today in our modern theaters or
    • one from the region known as the Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz). If we
    • pessimistic feelings. Nowadays you would have to go very far afield,
    • when such a thing as the tree of knowledge in paradise is mentioned.
    • they were shown the tree of knowledge or the tree of life they knew to
    • And him who made it, a master of great renown.
    • Beloved singers mine, turn now to another thing.
    • To greet the star we shall now sing.
    • Now we greet our master singer with glee
    • To all of these we did now sing.
    • Now I ask you, please notice what this means: to call upon Nature in
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    • must enter more and more into human knowledge because, from our time
    • far away in time and in space from the here and now. It will not on
    • that account lead us less to what lives in the here and now, but
    • of ours will show that a real and deep knowledge of this poem, as
    • has been known for so short a time in the West, yet its
    • civilization really know of Eastern culture before it became
    • that have only become known in this last century, very little
    • civilization has had no direct knowledge of what is actually the
    • this soul, to have knowledge of him who is speaking such sublime
    • now to have knowledge of it. Then it will have the possibility of
    • to him. It may sound paradoxical, but I know that those who can
    • Now this
    • Now I would like to place another picture before you, one not less
    • have a beautiful, poetic picture that Western man knows and that means much
    • Arjuna and spoke those words? We are now at the starting-point of a
    • matter of belief, but of knowledge. We are however only at the
    • lead us to knowledge. The second picture is much nearer to us. It
    • Now let him stand
    • what he says — I know I am now saying something paradoxical
    • what they could no longer have knowledge; believe in what was for
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    • Now it is remarkable
    • undergo the experience of doubting all truth and all knowledge. We
    • longer knows, but that in those ancient times was a primeval teaching
    • souls of the ancestors. But now what must he see? Instead of altars
    • its very life. Now think of the great contrast between all that
    • Now that Arjuna has
    • now that he can see these forces in inward vision, there happens what
    • girl knows his theorem?” It would be stupid to conclude that
    • and herring, but “fish” they do not know. They have no
    • extend to such abstract generalization. They know individual trees,
    • but “tree” they do not know. Thinking in such general
    • if to a new thing that is only now to enter humanity.
    • cannot now discuss what they really meant by it — that gold
    • more and more. Now you may see two alternatives here and ask, “Do
    • come from super-sensible, spiritual knowledge. It was not understood
    • the whole of evolution, the starting-point for the knowledge of
    • to you that the world of ideas has now drawn together as in a single
    • point of this loneliness. Now you say, I am alone with my world of
    • which your ideas have come. Now only, after the bitterness of doubt,
    • you open yourself to the regions of the spiritual and know that your
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    • already of like nature to clairvoyant perception. Now we have
    • leads in the twilight consciousness of dreaming. What now is a dream
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment
    • adequate for solving it. Now it will not generally happen that he is
    • has lived through as though in a dream, and will know that at the
    • for such an experience. But one who has had it knows full well that
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • fate and could never recall without pain and bitterness. Now
    • fate. When we have had such a dream remembrance, we know full well
    • circumstances needed to bring about this misfortune. We did not know
    • it at the time. Now we notice that behind our everyday consciousness
    • have an extended area of knowledge and conviction. In ordinary life
    • We did not know that all the time our soul had another wider life
    • from what we imagine. It is just this difference that now becomes
    • evident in our soul. It enters in such a way that we know it has
    • life of soul. We know then, by experience, that our soul-life
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment
    • this misfortune, even feeling the need of it for our development. Now
    • But the deeper consciousness of which we know nothing does not do
    • knows us better, is stronger in us than our ordinary consciousness.”
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    • that enables me to acquire knowledge of other worlds. This power
    • knowledge that it belongs not only to the physical world — this
    • Now, a certain
    • objection might be made. You know that in anthroposophical lectures
    • and gain knowledge of the external science of history — with
    • on-looker, so he cannot appeal now to the Greek philosopher. In those
    • questions about other worlds. For this reason we now have to acquire
    • man has of his physical environment something now enters that is like
    • worlds, to inner super-sensible worlds. Now he has an experience that
    • world now has a different aspect from anything known on the physical
    • enough. The occultist himself knows how easily such objections are
    • to bring down true results of knowledge. What one brings will be a
    • good alone? Why isn't it everywhere, always?” Now we gain this
    • stern realities of the super-sensible world. There we know that the
    • like now to give you an idea of how one's consciousness in this realm
    • spiritual realm we are now considering. This was the question of the
    • expect them to know anything about it. Yet a healthy human
    • in the usual manner of knowledge in the physical world, or even in
    • to say. We are present at the origin of our knowing or perception.
    • of his knowledge, of his perceptions, in that realm, but truths like
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    • man. As you know, definitions are intended to provide concepts
    • finer nerve structures of our brain. Now it is this very destruction
    • knowledge. Ordinary knowledge would not be possible if processes of
    • Let us now consider
    • question to speak of these things as we do now, at any time from the
    • spiritual thought is now beginning. These two sharply differentiated
    • Now what was it that
    • heavenly bodies. A marvelous epoch, this epoch of materialism! Now we
    • the age now beginning. Mankind, imagining life to be enclosed between
    • Now if we can recognize
    • knowledge — these same forces, during the last four centuries,
    • have now fulfilled their task. In the coming cycle of history we are
    • now approaching it will become evident in more and more people. Now
    • very forces Western humanity will be gaining spiritual knowledge.
    • building up the organ needed to allow spiritual knowledge to take its
    • we know that certain occult forces are at work behind his forehead,
    • the people of the West. Now let us assume that this man had managed
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
    • A Road to Self-Knowledge.
    • natural science. Now this force is awakened. The spiritual has done
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    • a truly fundamental knowledge of human evolution. People's thinking
    • knows as philosophy because there was no philosophy in the East in
    • Spirit who prepared the age of self-consciousness. This knowledge is
    • appeared before Arjuna. Now, if we seek a living picture of Spiritual
    • of view to know this Krishna Being more exactly. The following may
    • “And now, having told thee everything, I will declare to thee
    • heights of unknown experience. If now in these ninth and tenth
    • something enters now that requires Yoga, the devotional mood, for its
    • discourse. What can come next, now that we have reached the climax of
    • soul can undergo, have almost nowhere else been described in such a
    • realize it the Imagination of Krishna as Arjuna now describes it will
    • are led on by Krishna as by an inspiring Being. Now the radiant bliss
    • how Being works, the end of all the ages. Nought know I anywhere; no
    • brother-blood is pitted against its like. We know that what Krishna
    • there in their ranks. Therefore arise; arise without fear. Renown
    • are slain, now do thou slay, that My work burst forth externally
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    • as he is simply cannot know one part of his being. As he looks out
    • kingdoms of nature. The point is, however, that man gains knowledge
    • within himself, however, he can only gain knowledge of that insofar
    • transcend those three kingdoms he cannot know by the usual
    • methods of knowing nature — not in the least. It is just what
    • enables him to build up systematically a knowledge of those kingdoms
    • outwardly, can see itself, just so little can man gain knowledge of
    • what in himself is there in order that he may acquire knowledge. This
    • knowledge, to acquire knowledge of themselves. Further, it is these
    • human power of acquiring knowledge itself cannot be known by man's
    • usual instrument for knowledge. Recognizing that this power is
    • unknowable, science denies its existence and accordingly considers
    • know in himself those forces that are the actual means of knowledge.
    • knowledge this is not the case. It would be logically possible
    • for a man to confront another man and perceive in him the knowing
    • knowledge involve in the external world? We saw that it involves a
    • develop at all in our waking life when we normally acquire knowledge.
    • would have to be known to realize the full fallacy of materialistic
    • unknown to external natural science, which is only beginning to
    • we can gather that in self-knowledge man's creative forces, the real
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    • now dawning and which we have somewhat described, will be that
    • certain things hitherto kept secret and really known to but very few
    • spreading abroad of facts that until now have remained secret from
    • enter the general development of mankind will remain occult knowledge
    • remained a secret. The people who came later did not know the real
    • In the time between then and now there were only a few who really
    • in the widest circles has remained unknown as to its real nature,
    • person, who does not know what European spiritual evolution really
    • consciousness and are now striving upward. Those seekers were also
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
    • spiritual vision. What we are now striving for lay hidden in the
    • Knowledge, fully conscious picture-consciousness, permeated by the
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • Now imagine how
    • Vedantic and Sankhya philosophies, because there, without knowing it,
    • in that poem from what we have now. Although the conceptual
    • kingdoms that surround him. His mode and quality of knowledge is
    • our present intelligence we cannot penetrate life. The ideal now is
    • process. This is idle fantasy. In his pursuit of knowledge man does
    • can do is to observe plant life. Now what one can only
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    • to we would only be describing the unknown by the unknown.
    • conditions. Now if we would consider what sattwa really is, it is
    • time the man who can give himself up to knowledge as penetrating as
    • our present knowledge of the mineral kingdom is a sattwa man. For the
    • Indian he was not one who had such knowledge, but was one who went
    • different from our own. While we dwell on the physical plane we know
    • For the ancient Indian, to know well about this threefold nature of
    • to, dissolved in, a part of. Learn to know that all that is there
    • Then wilt thou contrast thyself with it; know that in thine own
    • and know that thou canst live without feeling thyself bound up with
    • until now were Brahma-men. Brahma is all that is spread out as the
    • know the external, and therefore had to go through the long course of
    • souls now feel how little they can escape from this enhanced
    • self-consciousness, and this creates an impulse to know the divinity
    • conditions that have now become necessary. It is certainly more
    • suffered, and all that is now being falsely asserted in numerous
    • work with us must know that we have taken for our banner the humble,
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    • worlds. It is from the higher worlds that the knowledge and the
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.
    • becomes for him a matter of knowledge, equally with his knowledge of
    • understanding of the spiritual worlds. The Way of Initiation can now
    • Now we must understand clearly that if anyone wants to plunge into the
    • transparent. While normally it is a limit or boundary, it must now
    • characteristic of knowing quickly, let us say, how one ought to behave
    • later. We will point now to only one quality to which allusion has
    • experiencing. One is indeed entering into the unknown, and this is at
    • and again to the thought that knowing about something makes no
    • moment to know that something bad is going to happen in an hour's
    • time, and that nothing he can do could prevent it, his knowledge of it
    • would probably cause him anxiety and fear. But his knowledge does not
    • altered by the fact of knowing about it?
    • Initiation, then comes to a very remarkable piece of knowledge: the
    • knowledge that in a certain sense things are in a bad way with regard
    • meditation on the thought: Things cannot be altered by knowing about
    • cannot be altered by knowing about them, one expels a great part of
    • knowledge of our time one requires only intellectual qualities. In
    • Initiation. Through inner experience he must come to know what these
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    • So now, after having left behind him the physical sense-world in this
    • know that we are looking only for natural laws and that moral
    • birth. He then learns to know the kind of experience these souls are
    • and in earlier times afflicted by well-known pestilences. One need but
    • them now. But there is one theory of political economy which is
    • into political economy a knowledge of the law of slothfulness finds
    • Nowadays men build up plenty of abstract ideas on this subject.
    • Everyone with a mere smattering of learning knows how the Earth's
    • the women; learned men soon begin to quarrel.” Now the two wives,
    • though we would not want to attach any value to it now. Later on,
    • this is theoretical knowledge. But the seer has direct perception of
    • feelings towards nature now forsaken by Sun and Stars to the feelings
    • now one has the specific experience that in this respect man is
    • we know that they cannot go to sleep as they like, owing to their
    • or until autumn comes. Concerning man we know that in our time, and
    • What I have here explained to you is experienced by the seer. Now
    • of them, then he comes to know something very strange — it is as
    • “Experiencing of the Elementary World”, and now “Seeing
    • Now in order to grow up correctly into the higher worlds, and to have
    • mere playing with words. One knows then that every person, when on
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    • which he must now regard as the most important of all. Hence the man
    • Now at this point something can happen — and usually does happen
    • distant times men ascended into the worlds into which you now wish to
    • Initiate. In other cases, the man would know only that his soul had
    • higher worlds; but his soul now feels lonely and forsaken, whereas
    • The experience now in question is such that it brings before the soul
    • of man. He learns also to know certain beings associated with the
    • for a man of the present time. It is the longing to know something of
    • of it all? I know nothing about that being who passes from incarnation
    • to incarnation! I know solely about those beings who in each new
    • Zarathustra that men were able to absorb into their occult knowledge
    • those mysteries we have now described.
    • and knew that they were now within a world of spiritual facts and
    • through cosmic realms and have come to know the beings and forces that
    • work on your physical body and your etheric body. But now you are
    • he has now entered, on the shores of cosmic existence, he is no longer
    • beings whom he has already come to know, and who make it clear to him
    • Being with whom he now feels himself united, and who is building and
    • going through the Hermes Initiation, that now, after the soul is
    • Being, and it can know that this Being is really there, but that it is
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    • The Being formerly known spiritually as the Creative Word first became
    • Creative Word was disappearing. When it reappeared, belonging now to
    • King Arthur's Round Table. Something in the human organism is now
    • "Montsalvat." Teaching is now no longer tied to particular
    • localities. Hostility to the Grail. Klingsor. The fastness known as
    • the Cosmic Power known as Isis in the Egyptian Mysteries. From the
    • enemy and torn away from her. But we have also come to know the
    • Now it is extraordinarily difficult to speak in ideas and concepts
    • all being and development. Now the Word has become mute and silent.
    • The Being who had been known spiritually to human souls in earlier
    • shall see that for spiritual sight this Creative Word now goes forward
    • arising again, but arising now in such a way that henceforward it
    • form. We know that in the third post-Atlantean epoch the emphasis was
    • Everything now had to work right into the Consciousness Soul, into
    • It is now condemned to be dead throughout the time between birth and
    • in the same way as they now receive impressions of colours and sounds.
    • forces which the souls used to receive, cannot now build upon the
    • of the soul which are now forgotten and dead. Thus the secrets of the
    • the Middle Ages as a legendary being, but is well known to anyone
    • Terra de Labur, a district we have to look for in what is now Southern
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    • be common knowledge. Why is this? The reason is that humanity is
    • In the Middle Ages, occult truths were known in the Rosicrucian
    • It does not require any very profound knowledge to realise the
    • Although his scientific knowledge was far less, man of olden times had
    • aspirations, and the home of their soul. Today, we have knowledge of
    • now onwards. The germs of this future development have been cast into
    • The beloved became the stranger, the unknown. Love — which in days of
    • Let us now turn to Christianity. The brotherhood of man and the cult
    • What, in effect, is Theology? A knowledge of God imposed from without
    • Theosophy? A knowledge of God which blossoms like a flower in the
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    • the brow is lacking. Occultism, knowing that physical man is but an
    • continent now submerged under the ocean that bears its name. Traces of
    • of those who truly know in face of those who do not. The tragic
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    • Stone, known to the Rosicrucians. In a German magazine published
    • writer says: “Everyone contacts it frequently although he knows
    • All the world knows that man inhales oxygen and exhales carbonic acid.
    • acid it absorbs? It builds up its own body. We know that the corpse of
    • occult properties, known to the Druids who spoke of it as the most
    • knowledge, Jehovah is wrath. Lucifer is here understood as the fallen
    • God who instills into man the desire for personal knowledge. This sets
    • following saying of the Rosicrucian Order: “Know, O man, that
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    • to physical life — organs which have now become useless,
    • Let us now turn to the phenomenon of the dream.
    • A law known to occultism is that with every new stage of evolution, an
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    • and the world of sense — which in olden times were known only to
    • Initiates — have become public property. Knowledge possessed by science
    • always known that which all men were destined, in time, to know. That
    • We know that hypnosis induces a different state of consciousness, not
    • higher is luminous, penetrated even now by the forces of Manas — that is
    • saying: “One must have tasted human flesh before one can know
    • whether it is good to eat. And you know nothing about it
    • The Initiator knows that he who is master must also be servant. It is
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    • brilliant a light — a light that is nowhere so pregnant with life
    • magical power — a fact well known to occultists. By repeating these
    • Christ, for to know the inner Christ is also to recognise the outer
    • There were ages in the history of man when wine was not known. In the
    • days of the Vedas it was practically unknown. In the ages when there
    • man began to drink wine, however, the knowledge of re-incarnation
    • little by little, men lost their instinctive knowledge of
    • of logical and scientific understanding of Nature. The knowledge of
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    • of soul and heroic courage. He must cease to know physical or moral
    • In the course of the stage in the Christian initiation known as the
    • Crowning with Thorns, there arises the phenomenon known as the
    • ceased. And now sound arises again for the inner ear from the other
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    • senses — to known, misunderstood, and unknown senses: so speaks she with
    • is nowhere dead nor silent, she has even a secret agent in inflexible
    • world is that it teaches man to know himself. Feelings and passions
    • learns true self knowledge in contemplating the images of his passions
    • This astral self-knowledge occurs in an abnormal way in those who are
    • The soul now begins to live through the past life in backward order,
    • knowledge. But in order that man may learn on the Earth, he must be
    • Knowledge of life in the astral world leads us to a conclusion of
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    • seer knows that the faculties which may be transmuted into organs of
    • physical body but he can now begin his ascent to the spiritual worlds
    • The heart will be the brain of the chest — an organ of knowledge.
    • humanity, past, present and future, as it was known in the ancient
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    • Let us now consider the condition of man in Devachan, after death. At
    • knows the Earth. Why, then, should he return? This objection would be
    • occultist knows that the flora and fauna of Earth are shaped by forces
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    • world proper. This path was known to all the occult schools and even
    • And now, instead of a process of densification, let us imagine the
    • reverse. We know that matter can pass through the most solid to the
    • Cosmic Word. To the clairvoyant who has now become
    • Lohengrin, the knight who comes from an unknown country, from the
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    • same as it is today. It is known that the brow of prehistoric man was
    • which is now inside the skull, was in the evolution of
    • memory. Their knowledge was based, not upon the relations between
    • unknown, into a universe of another order. And yet there are analogies
    • earthly and planetary experiences are known. Such a mind could live
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    • the point of view of his form and his body. We will now consider the
    • The Earth-soul is much more sublime than the soul of man and man knows
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    • We know that before developing to its present stage, our Earth passed
    • evolution is not to be confused with the satellite we now see in the
    • Truth to tell, man only knows what is mineral in the universe. He does
    • not know the essential laws underlying the animal's life of instinct
    • But even though man knows only the mineral, at least he has it in his
    • look upon his work as we now look upon the mineral world which came
    • And when man knows how to impart life to what is highest in him, these
    • And now let us enquire into the form in which the Spirit of man lived
    • become the substance of which the brain is now composed. On the Old
    • were incarnate in the fire, incarnated, on Earth, in the air. But now,
    • Old Moon, the planetary sphere which has now become our Earth had a
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    • differentiated thus giving birth to the three bodies as we now know
    • man and animal. Thus occult knowledge reveals the forces that are at
    • moon, neither plants nor animals nor human beings existed as we know
    • different kingdoms on earth have become as we now know them: the plant
    • known as Jupiter. This will be followed by a period of Venus where we
    • Physical science as yet only knows of the terrestrial crust, a mineral
    • layers which we shall now describe:
    • which is the very opposite of what we know. It is negative life, the
    • negative manner as the second layer is in regard to life. If we now
    • 4) The fourth layer is known as water-earth, soul-earth, or
    • cube and now picture it reversed inasmuch as its substance is
    • concerned. Where there was substance there is now nothing: the space
    • occupied by the cube would now be empty while its substance, its
    • substantial form, would now be spread around it; hence the term
    • 5) This layer is known as the earth of growth. It contains the
    • If now again in thought one were to abstract these last three layers
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    • There are seven mysteries of life which up till now have never been
    • Nature, very different from those we know. Our mineral kingdom did not
    • Now it is just because these Spirits have descended into the air that
    • towards the animal kingdom. This division is now apparent in the very
    • birth as we know it, but by some other means. Certain parts of the
    • reflections of the Divine — not knowledge but belief. The contradiction
    • in the bosom of the Gods. All science, all knowledge of the outer
    • “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you
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    • who have not known the Mysteries. Through Christianity, certain
    • epoch there has been a difference between esoteric truth as known to
    • There is a way of reading the Apocalypse which only now can be made
    • outer, historical circumstances. Theology today only knows the shell
    • idealism, but upon a realisation born of a knowledge of the higher
    • worlds. Such was the knowledge possessed by the author of the
    • superiority of the scholar in our modern age lies in a knowledge
    • knowledge has descended to the physical world, to the world we know
    • so well. But from now onwards we must strive to reach a knowledge of
    • said that Ptolemy's chart is erroneous. Now this in itself is not
    • of life flowing through space. Now that the attention of men is wholly
    • different from those we know. At the end of the seventh epoch there
    • end to Atlantis, and the subsequent eras will know a spirituality
    • actually around us now, passed out from us in a preceding epoch when
    • embraced all the manifold aspects of man as we know him today in the
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    • know that when one first meets the scriptures one adopts the
    • (The Free Thinker), has now chosen this way. He has taken to
    • gotten to know the realities of the astral world which lies
    • give you an example of the difference between just knowing,
    • we need not necessarily really know him for what he is. I
    • sat between Mendelsohn and someone else she did not know. She
    • beside her unknown, he was a bore. This is the difference
    • between seeing and understanding, between just knowing and
    • had to go through a sort of sleep-state. What now takes
    • lectures will know that there are seven such organs. They are
    • Gospel. Don't misunderstand me. I know many will say: If all
    • has however this meaning: The knowledge, the Word which
    • higher knowledge. Where does this light shine? In the
    • apostle he was. Here on earth he had seen Him. Now he had
    • which in its fullness represents the Christ. When you know
    • things quite well with the help of what I said up to now. In
    • to be fettered to his physical body. Now let us read how this
    • mature and ready to receive knowledge on the mental or
    • of what was wrapped in sleep and is now awakened on the
    • Now there
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    • make it alive in us, we come to know the Christian
    • initiation. Those who know other forms of occult training and
    • are aware that there are other paths of initiation, also know
    • ways. These are known to most of you. Those who have already
    • some contact with spiritual life know that there is an
    • know this does not have any influence. When however, a person
    • is now an ‘arisen one’ who can remember the
    • disciple who bears witness that Christ lives. Now the higher
    • seventh stage is known as the ascension into heaven.
    • lived sentence by sentence. If one has lived it, one knows
    • vanishes, and every doubt disappears, if one knows that what
    • everything took place knows that he speaks the truth and says
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    • last lecture we came to know the Christian initiation, but it
    • all times, ever since there were men as we know them on
    • know them as morally advanced pupils and initiates after
    • a raven the neophyte carried the knowledge acquired in the
    • particular stage of initiation that one really knows what
    • Nathanael is here acknowledged as an initiate of the fifth
    • grade. This means that he had learned to know what for us men
    • tastes of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. One partakes of
    • the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge the moment one is able to
    • eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, should also eat of the Tree
    • Nathanael is addressed as one who knows. It is implied: We
    • know this stage also know that ordinary life is an embryonic
    • Christianity knows nothing of this teaching of reincarnation.
    • God, a God in the next world, was unknown in those days.
    • could not be clearer. You know the orthodox explanation.
    • That it was so, is especially revealed in the scene known as
    • 31: “‘Now is the judgment of this world. Now
    • he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
    • know nothing of reincarnation and karma, so that they were
    • spiritual truths. They brought down a vast knowledge of the
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    • knowledge of it was confined to circles of Initiates, to occult
    • this knowledge. Not much was known about the knowledge or the activities
    • but his knowledge derived from one.
    • knowledge, it had to be restricted to those who were adequately prepared;
    • the others received its blessings only. This knowledge was not intended
    • abandoned in modern times; the more elementary teachings are now given out
    • constituent part of all of them. Nowadays, however, we hear of a conflict
    • between knowledge and faith. What is necessary today is to attain to
    • higher knowledge by the paths of learning.
    • led to the making public of this knowledge, however, was the invention
    • hear of it. But knowledge of the material world was spread abroad and
    • made popular through books; hence arose the conflict between knowledge
    • great treasure of occult knowledge of all ages to be made accessible
    • been known to the Initiates, implies a condition of consciousness different
    • Anyone who wants to know
    • The astral body is the seat of everything we know as desire, passion,
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    • one speaks of the knowledge of higher realms posssed by Initiates but
    • the following effect: What use to us is this knowledge you say you have
    • to become widely known — Helen Keller. In her second year she
    • woman who gave her love, and now, at the age of twenty-six, Helen Keller
    • the poets, both classical and modern; she also has a good knowledge
    • speak with knowledge she shares in our familiar world.
    • has true knowledge of the visible world unless he knows something also
    • Let us turn now to closer
    • We get to know the astral
    • worry about the knowledge of higher worlds so long we are good men and
    • will be effective; but a knowledge of the truth gives morality a sound
    • form of knowledge of the truth.
    • a saying which can now be made known: In the astral world, every lie
    • only by someone who has knowledge of the higher worlds. How readily
    • When we make this truth known we are not preaching morality but laying
    • element; every lie, an element hostile to life. Anyone who knows this
    • shape was apparent, spiritual beings, called gods or devas, now reveal
    • sense was there already without the significance it now has. The world
    • wants to know something about Caesar: he will take some little incident
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    • out of the physical body. Now since all perceptions, concepts and so
    • on are dependent on the astral body, which is now outside the physical
    • body. Now suppose the man dies: what is left to him is his desire and
    • All the Gospel sayings have a deep meaning, and we come to know their
    • now he has to suffer the same pain in his own soul. All the torment
    • I ever caused to other beings I now have to live through in my own soul.
    • I enter into the person or the animal and come to know what the other
    • being was made to suffer through me; now I have to suffer all these
    • came to know better, but her error clung to her astral husk.
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    • body. So now he has five bodies: physical, etheric, astral, ego and
    • it was first constituted from the products of previous lives. Now we
    • he will find when he reincarnates today. Nowadays a child's life between
    • the sixth and fourteenth years is taken up with acquiring knowledge:
    • and had only the most primitive knowledge of how to light a fire or
    • was now more useful for them. These creatures, then, lost their sight
    • the fruits of the memory-picture of his last life. It is now possible
    • it; now he sees it flowing past and he uses it to animate the form he
    • past life, but now they come before him as clouds, thunder and lightning.
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    • know a little about the nature of Devachan; now we have to ask how the
    • bliss of Devachan; but anyone who has any knowledge of it will use few
    • different. As soon as an Initiate enters that plane, he comes to know
    • have to see the activity of discarnate human beings; and we know how
    • set into the midst of it all. Now, however, most of our surroundings
    • Now how do the forces
    • up of the fruits of his former lives, he now has to gather round him
    • the glimpse of the new circumstances and destiny now in prospect, and
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • quite naturally, so that the child will believe before it has knowledge
    • intellectual knowledge, not only educational principles and insights; it
    • in company with his feelings towards other people, and now he is at
    • Nowadays young people are expected to offer criticism much too early.
    • Now in the external world the rule of cause and effect prevails, as
    • if they go to live in dark caves. Now suppose that in a later generation
    • do must produce its effect, and whatever I accomplish now, by way of
    • it may equally cheer me to know that I can frame my future destiny myself.
    • only at the higher stages of clairvoyant knowledge. Much more important
    • help would have any effect: as it is, I know that my help will have
    • This harmony has always existed; the law of karma has always been known
    • The Redeemer knows that
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    • you in finding evidence for this, because it knows nothing of astral
    • knowledge of it survived. The Bible has a true saying, very often
    • everything literally because through his spiritual knowledge he can see
    • very widespread today, which was hardly known a hundred years ago —
    • illness would never have appeared. The occult teacher knows that if this
    • we know that some of the characteristics of a father and his ancestors
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    • all knowledge, from the highest to the lowest, is the outcome of what
    • from fundamental observation of how thinking can go wrong. Knowledge
    • long trial and error could a store of knowledge be built up. All this
    • about evil, illness and pain cannot be answered without knowledge of
    • exquisitely, with the aid of highly developed intellects. Even now the
    • thing-in-itself as something unknowable by man. But in fact there are
    • no limits to knowledge, for man can find, in everything he sees around
    • We will now deal with
    • From individual instances known to occult science we may come to the
    • Now if the Ego-body is
    • backwards, the event comes before him, and now he has to suffer the
    • An example known to occult
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    • that the highest body now possessed by man is the most perfect, and
    • the planet we know, it was a very different one. At the beginning of
    • the same as the Moon we know today; it was the third incarnation of the
    • Now just as man
    • forms were quite different from those we know today.
    • so there were now two bodies. At the beginning of the second Round the
    • It gave a home to higher Beings who, now that the Sun had got rid of
    • has nowadays as the heat of his blood, Moon-men had in the warmth of
    • Sun and Moon came forth again as one body, and now the Earth began to
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture X: Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times
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    • germs of the Saturn stage, now emerging as a recapitulation of the forms
    • of the departure of the Sun, objects could now for the first time be
    • withdrew, there were now bodies in existence on which it could shine,
    • been maintained by the common divine atmosphere, could now see their
    • The whole of the Earth's body now began to revolve and thus there were
    • influence on the Earth from the Sun. The etheric human forms were now
    • the basic substance, had now condensed into independent etheric bodies
    • Earth-spirit, which now again stretched forth its tentacles and enveloped
    • each single human ancestor. And now a new faculty appeared: each human
    • which have now become dwarfed. The animals, too, had not yet acquired
    • appearance. Animals and plants were now like jelly or white of egg,
    • split off from the Earth. Now there were three bodies: Sun, Moon and
    • now had only half the fertilising power he had previously possessed,
    • and the result was a gradual emergence of two sexes. Man now had to
    • flew as though in air. Now the Earth developed a solid skeleton of rocks,
    • changed into lungs. Man now raised himself out of the watery element
    • now ha