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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • Another important point is that the main part of this schooling does
    • inner tranquility. I must stress at this point that no “extra-special”
    • point and there are means and directions that will call forth this
    • case is he truly appointed to speak about the truths of mysticism, the
    • point, which sooner or later becomes available to everybody who has
    • Another point of consideration is that in order to awaken in the soul
    • to the point of not evaluating his fellowman, or the rest of the world
    • years for the physical eye to develop in man, from tiny pin-points to
    • Only mere hints could be given here that point the direction to the
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • cultural standpoint, from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, of the
    • practical, medical point of view, if the nervous system could stand
    • practical ones. And from this point of view Spiritual Science appears
    • deals with these questions from a higher point of view can accept
    • learned professions, and who, from the standpoint of his
    • with from the standpoint of psychiatry, of psychological
    • psyche-pathological standpoint, a booklet like this one on the
    • physiological standpoint, one finds gentleness, mildness and calmness
    • and what points beyond these connections into other realms entirely.
    • women's question from this point of view, we will just look at
    • A man, Naumann, who from his political standpoint also
    • Spiritual Science is pointing to, of a particular
    • ancient religious faiths, that an important point regarding the soul
    • from this point of view. Compare a savage with an average European,
    • point. Men have played a greater part because materialism impels
    • something of noble spiritual culture also pointed to the feminine
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • standpoint of spiritual science. Problems of nutrition undoubtedly
    • eats. Now, we shall have several things to say on this point.
    • from the standpoint of spiritual science as to whether the
    • the standpoint of spiritual science, we find that his etheric body
    • by men. In regard to nourishment an entirely different viewpoint
    • statement points to the fact that all internal processes that men
    • spiritual viewpoint, the unfolding of this inner activity signifies
    • as for him to eat plant protein. Up to a certain point the inner
    • In spite of the fact that one can point out great human differences
    • foolishness could, viewed from another standpoint, also have its
    • standpoint it can be seen that milk contains everything a man
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • existence. These facts could also be approached from a different point
    • points you to the flower itself, to the reality. So it is with
    • of thoughts points to the Astral plane, so everything connected with
    • sympathy or antipathy points to the realm we call Lower Devachan.
    • will. And in point of fact man needs the life of sleep in order that
    • now reached the point of time when the Etheric Christ enters into the
    • be ascribed to light; light is itself at every point in space.
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • and to cultivate the habit of drawing the letters. The point here is that
    • consolidate one's etheric body. The point is that it is good to be able to do
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • modern spiritual life. It shall be considered from the standpoint I
    • considered from the standpoint of spiritual science. Undoubtedly for
    • understanding with natural science. In respect to one point in
    • are seen from a natural scientific standpoint. In the field of
    • epochs known to history were preceded by primeval ones. At this point
    • cultures. We need only point to our mighty and admirable technical and
    • in its evolution has reached a point lying beyond the middle of life.
    • beyond the point of maturity. We may now ask ourselves what point in
    • humanity's evolution corresponds to the point in the individual life
    • point in his life and to cultivate up until his death a soul-spiritual
    • turning point of man's whole earthly development occurred. A
    • this ancient viewpoint, which anthroposophy must renew, the soul was
    • that point where his soul life united with the divine source of
    • awakening at midsummer, when the sun stands at its highest point on
    • all this pointed to the human being, to the soul-spiritual part he
    • Purely from the standpoint of spiritual science, apart from all the
    • mystery path had once received. From the standpoint of spiritual
    • cosmos. At the turning point of human evolution we discover that a man
    • kind of conviction. In regard to the Christ impulse I can only point
    • points out the significant fact that in the ancient mysteries man
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  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • pointed out, had already been accomplished three times before for the
    • before was in preparation for and pointed to this Event, which was the
    • center-point of human development, and everything that has since
    • pointed out in former lectures, precede the awakening of the Ego in
    • described to-day from a certain standpoint in their influence on human
    • to point to the Christ, awakened to consciousness the super-earthly
    • stand in the middle point. It is through the development of this power
    • Hegel. Human thought attained its highest point with Hegel: “The
    • than by seeing the Christ-Impulse as the central point. The whole
    • human memory will understand the central point of world-evolution. A
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • significance of what is meant by spiritual science, about the point of
    • viewpoint, the soul-spiritual aspect as something separate from the
    • statements, so I'll come right to the point. We are all familiar with
    • delve into anthroposophy, has pointed to the spiritual nature of
    • researcher must carry on from this point.
    • them on the chosen image. The point here is not that we observe the
    • effective in us to the point of freeing our soul-spiritual being from
    • point where the soul experiences itself, images that we can call real
    • the spiritual world. The spiritual researcher cannot help but point
    • pointing out that, though the plant seed in its dependence on outer
    • its own sources, and it points us to our connection with the totality
    • research. Studying ancient pre-Christian cultures from the viewpoint
    • crucial point is that in ancient times the mysteries were the only way
    • point of view, confirms what the Gospels relate. Through the Event on
    • Before closing I'd like to point out how spiritual science fits into
    • view beyond these limits. He felt it permissible to point out that
    • terms of recent spiritual evolution. The researcher must point to a sort
    • human life. He maintains that the exoteric viewpoint sees birth and
    • spiritual researcher must point out that this “time firmament”
    • limited way of seeing. Giordano Bruno pointed beyond the supposed
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • that even from this vantage point Steiner was correct in maintaining
    • Steiner points out in the lecture, is not the real issue.
    • advanced to such a point when this could be done. There has to be a
    • one looks at something external.” The point is that we should not look
    • point out how the people in Central Europe must discover the
    • want not only theory, but life. Thus we wish to point out that when
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • two states where the war had its starting-point. On the one side,
    • exceedingly difficult to understand from the Western European point of
    • understand him. I propose to speak from our more intimate standpoint
    • through understanding. But here we come to one of the points, indeed
    • to one of the most vital points, where spiritual science deviates
    • take the Resurrection as our starting point. We follow the Christ,
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • and to show us what man was like upon Atlantis; then it also seeks to point
    • particular point: What can we discover if the things which we have learned
    • I have pointed this out in many lectures — in the etheric body, whose
    • mysteries has now brought us to a very strange point. The materialists
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • certain points therefore this has been done also in the present lecture.
    • through them we adopt viewpoints and receive impressions which are
    • themselves capable of answering spiritual questions from the standpoint of
    • the present day, and that many people might label the points to which I am
    • now, deserves our careful attention. For it points to the presence of a
    • world the point of view which disregards the ear will describe a symphony
    • be laid on the point that even at the stage Spiritual Science has reached
    • point, a spiritual researcher himself. Yet this is not essential in order,
    • earth. Just now I pointed out how Spiritual Science enables us to have
    • widespread contemporary scepticism on this point, does not impair in the
    • points beyond its legitimate boundaries when it contemplates the riddle of
    • Therefore I should like here to speak about a point which the historical
    • like to point to something which will serve as an interesting elucidation
    • alone will actually achieve for humanity. Eduard von Hartmann thus points to
    • everywhere points to spiritual forces at work in the activities and
    • spirit from the standpoint of those scientists who had decisively rejected
    • with the problems of life. Proof is adduced in this book from the standpoint
    • connection I brought out points of importance in the first lecture I gave
    • Spiritual Science from a religious point of view. Today I shall enter into
    • It is entirely possible for us to accept the point of view of Thomas Aquinas,
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • of forces and impulses have been holding sway. From a certain point of
    • from this standpoint, whether it be in plant or animal or man.
    • have just spoken, he would never come to the point where, out of his
    • from a certain point of view — I mean, to comprehend him pictorially.
    • points you back into the past. Even as a dream is understood as a
    • same point — how surprising it is to compare the essays on Historic
    • but the word-for-word agreement is not the point. What matters is the
    • It is of course not very comfortable to have to point to such
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • of world conditions. Here is a point over which many are indeed
    • central point out to one side without also swinging back to the other.
    • only from the viewpoint of Spiritual Science that they can be looked
    • not begin to look at life from the viewpoint of Spiritual Science.
    • Meetings of course point to differences which vary according to
    • such as his position or the function to which he is appointed, in
    • reality (even if it is metal money. At this point I do not want to
    • I would like to discuss one question from the viewpoint of general
    • we often owe more than to those who, from a certain point of view,
    • the important point on which we must fix our attention.
    • archetypal phenomenon points to something which mere material thinking
    • cannot grasp; it points to that which can only be understood when one
    • is a point which we must not forget.
    • can point out that what Goethe symbolizes by the Bronze king, the
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • point to impulses deeply rooted in the life of the peoples of the
    • from the practical point of view, serious study must be given to this
    • in which I spoke from my own point of view about many things that need
    • simply did not know what spirit really is from the standpoint of a man
    • vantage-point of a rich life of soul, Hermann Grimm derived his gift
    • about Frederick the Great, naturally from the English point of view.
    • pointed gropingly to the spirit. But speaking quite objectively, it
    • and then it will be clear that we have arrived at the point of time
    • the globe? Up to a certain point of time, not long before the Mystery
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • it is basically, from a higher point of view, for some people to be idealists
    • of really grasping man if you look at things from the point of view of the
    • that is, from our point of view, the forces of the earth. Yes indeed, the
    • certainty that man's blood has grown weaker. And the great turning-point
    • must be put into practice to the point of making us conscious that man's
    • satisfying principles, but you can only speak about them by pointing to
    • the other person but notice at the most that one person has a more pointed
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • Ego generate impulses of will? From a different point of view we have
    • tone as being borne to us by the air. But in point of fact the air is
    • point of view. When we are asleep our warmth-organism is permeated by
    • Obscurely and dimly, dreams point to our inner organic life, and we
    • experiences to the point to which memory extends. But this whole
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • point us to our organism; the consciousness of dreamless sleep is, as
    • We come to the point of saying to ourselves that if today we allow
    • Here we come to the point where he who is initiated into the secrets
    • that matter is conserved forever. Matter dies to the point of nullity,
    • to a zero-point. In our own organism, energy dies to the point of
    • certain distance. At this point it mirrors itself, as it were, in
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • because, as man, we are a unified whole, when we reach the point where
    • a starting-point. If you have here a mirror and here an object, the
    • us nothing, for it points to no reality, it points to something merely
    • have already shown from other points of view how these three elements
    • these three elements to which ancient instinctive knowledge pointed
    • finger upon it — what has also been spoken of from other points
    • our knowledge to advance to this point. For in that realm of man's
    • points from which we can go forward to a true understanding of freedom
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • Regard the evolution of history from whatever point of view you will, take
    • it — from a point of view which can reveal, as it were, the meaning of all
    • I once pointed out that the great Kepler, the successor of Copernicus, had
    • sense explained in that book we are permitted to point out a spiritual
    • increasingly come to understand from a spiritual-scientific point of view
    • Beginning with such points of view, I have gathered the thoughts which I
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • Christmas-Thought from the most varied standpoints. This time let us
    • evolution takes its starting-point from a certain ancient instinctive
    • Thus there are pointed out to us two quite definite, but widely
    • quart, and certainly know it very well from a certain standpoint. But
    • standpoint of the Mysteries than from the standpoint of waking
    • with their phrases and of saying, for example, that the point is not
    • observation from the standpoint of the soul do not attempt to enter
    • from this standpoint. — The Magi had a
    • This fact is pointed to in the twofold annunciation of the Christmas
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • their evolution from a particular point of view.
    • It is at this point that Anthroposophical Spiritual Science steps in
    • little, we are brought to the point of being able to behold clairvoyantly
    • the Nature that is all around him. And at this point a fact of deep
    • To point out to man this path is the task of Anthroposophical
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • processes of internal metabolism. So that here again we can point to
    • If the life of soul is studied from this point of view, great
    • We affirm and negate. We do not come to the point of actual antipathy;
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • left behind in memory. From another point of view I have indicated
    • point. Take all the individual things — all that resounds from the
    • is compressed within you to the single point ‘I’.
    • earthly points, just as we have various pictures of one and the same
    • Considered from this point of view, what was the alphabet? It was what
    • it really to be hollow from the spiritual point of view.) In the
    • into the single point of the ego something that, filled out by the
    • whole world from this single point of his ego, were he not to rise
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • viewpoint, how a child grows into the world. These facts can be
    • I have often pointed out how the human etheric body lives in intimate
    • out, and we now receive our own. That is the point — we receive our
    • that man does in the world. This is the point where the cosmos — the
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • physical point of view. But when, through untruthfulness, he severs
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • If we consider a longer space of time from this point of view, we begin to
    • Mystery of Golgotha, or at some point after it. We have here a kind of
    • had to consider the various ages of history from many points of view. Life
    • points of view, from which the particular tenor of soul-life in our own
    • vantage point of the world around him into his own inwardness, he had, in
    • subhuman realm in those ancient times. That was a significant point. For,
    • at a particular point in his life he feels something flowering and coming
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • the peculiar symptoms of poisoning occur. First the point of origin
    • to discover this is not the point; instead what is important is for
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • cannot be understood if, by virtue of a specific point of view which one
    • And just as we can point to two especially characteristic forms of illness,
    • so can we point to other forms of illness which always develop when an
    • — although not medical — points of view in these morning lectures.
    • By bringing anthroposophical points of view into medicine a connection
    • explain it in detail, but I only want to point out general principles here.
    • developed further when the points of view of anthroposophy can be
    • I must point here especially to the Clinical-Therapeutic Institute in
    • That is the essential point. People must find the right ways and means to
    • In pointing to that which can be achieved through natural remedies and
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • When we look back in memory from any given point in our life, we
    • world can only be applied in practice if one is able to point out in
    • point which interests us now. What does concern us at this moment is
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • right human starting-point for such a festival.
    • and points us to that which must now take place. For it must even be so that
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • Christianity, too, especially as far as its central point, the
    • interlude. But they did not see in the points “a” and
    • human mind and soul we must say that the most important point in
    • point of seeing that mankind's evolution had been seized by an enemy
    • it is necessary to point out the esoteric teachings of Christianity.
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • lecture. But important points emerge even from these incomplete notes.
    • standpoint of the actor. This is a clear proof that Shakespeare, the
    • It is consequently useless to ask what Shakespeare's own standpoint
    • churchgoer or a freethinker, is not the essential point at all, he
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • pages of the original text of the lecture. But important points
    • means of the different viewpoint.
    • completely conceived from the standpoint of the actor. This is a
    • consequently useless to ask what Shakespeare's own standpoint may
    • churchgoer or a freethinker, is not the point at all:  He
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • Manicheanism we have a starting point for this examination. It is the
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Ideas.” His point of view was that Man can know nothing of the
    • the all-important point for Plato. We must visualise the idea in a
    • later, the point where the higher problems are appropriately to be
    • brought to a vanishing point and then we get a new basis — free
    • Differential is but a point, a zero. For spiritual comprehension,
    • however, the point becomes alive, the zero becomes an active Cause.
    • Materially perceived, all its points, its infinitesimally small parts,
    • are dead; if, however, we perceive these points as differential
    • realm of the senses is led back to the point of the super-sensible.
    • When the Occultist, who starts from a point of view like that of
    • this point. It is precisely those who oppose this overrating of
    • The point is, however, that we should also be able to research (in the
    • The point is that by the self-training above-mentioned, Man should
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • point.) In the environment of the dead all this is changed. In the
    • lies with one end pointing towards the North and the other towards the
    • a whole is a cosmic magnet of which one end points towards the North
    • must grasp the connection that these are only two different points and
    • of most dreams — although from the point of view of actual
    • of this from other points of view, for such matters must always be
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • At this point,
    • and so forth. All of this merely points to the fact that the person
    • standing at various points on the earth. And one person, let us say,
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • have therefore to abstain from pointing out many interesting
    • point of view, every human quality and activity can be comprehended,
    • significant high-point in comprehending aesthetic activity of man was
    • point the way beyond the purely earthly, beyond adaptation to earthly
    • point is that our thinking must be brought into line with reality,
    • evolution and history. Seen from the standpoint of reality, what is
    • point of view of the earth such works of art are lies; they are no
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • A Turning-Point in Modern History
    • A TURNING-POINT IN MODERN HISTORY
    • turning-point in the history of mankind, particularly in relation to
    • The middle of the nineteenth century was a much more incisive point in
    • essential thing. And without an understanding of this turning-point in
    • midpoint of their being, they will create a right social structure as
    • because he has to stand entirely on the single point of his own self
    • from this single point. Each man thinks to himself: If I am asked a
    • People are inclined to stop at this point, leaving a certain sterility
    • it has to be said: a turning-point in the history of mankind has come
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • spiritual point of view between these three systems when we observe
    • The turning-points in the development of the human being which we
    • is a turning-point that should be very carefully marked in teaching.
    • to the smallest details. I pointed this out in the article I wrote on
    • to this turning-point around the ninth year.
    • We may characterise this turning-point by saying that the
    • age to age; and today we stand at the starting point of a time when
    • recognised. Man will have to come to the point of knowing himself more
    • are standing at a turning-point in human evolution. I need only refer
    • you to one fact of which I have often spoken from one or another point
    • Impulse. From the point of view of history as conceived today, it is
    • It is important to point out these things, for they are deeply
    • with the greatest difficulty that they come to the point of resolving
    • must change in a certain way. For, as I have repeatedly pointed out,
    • this point relate the needs of the present day to certain powers of
    • Earlier ages spoke from a different point of view of the close
    • example, at the turning-point in the middle of the 15th century. And
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • Now because the Ego of man was destined from a certain point of view
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • life between death and a new birth. For seen from a human point of
    • standpoint once more — the super-sensible world as such.
    • forth the Will. This is the critical point at which we stand. It
    • a question of reading it afterwards; the point is only to be engaged
    • to perceive at every point of his past Earth-existence (and this is
    • to the standpoint of ordinary understanding, and in that case we are
    • explaining this point in a public lecture. Someone then described it
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • pointed out that there exists no short summary of a world view
    • come to the point of questioning. The fact that someone asks
    • coming to the point of definitely formulating questions as to
    • points of view.
    • themselves are not the essential thing. The point is the inner
    • point of rousing himself out of sleep and returning to ordinary
    • this destiny — and I speak now from another point of view
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • falling asleep and awakening. We have often discussed, up to a point,
    • that only when we can point to individual Beings in the universe do we
    • point, because the realities were seen less and less.
    • And so one reaches the point of seeing man's soul and spirit-nature
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • the ‘Scientific’ standpoint. On the other hand, it seems
    • have pointed out in other lectures that every age, including our own,
    • and more reveal the nature of soul and spirit, and finally point to a
    • developing onwards to the point where his soul and spirit came
    • designate as the starting-point of Christianity was recognised by the
    • had reached such maturity that at a certain point of time his soul
    • point of time when the soul of a chosen human being was able to feel
    • moments when such men feel themselves at a turning-point of their
    • innumerable human beings there is such a thing as a turning-point, a
    • necessary to point out that the methods employed (in the 19th
    • point of Christian spiritual life by the ordinary methods of
    • Christian documents point to the man Jesus of Nazareth. Rather must
    • significance when one speaks of a God at the starting-point of
    • Foreword to the Second Edition, to call attention to the point at
    • certain point of time, and that the capacity did not exist in the
    • and again a ‘Temptation,’ up to the point where the soul
    • seclusion of the Mystery Temples, Jesus of Nazareth reached the point
    • of Nazareth up to the point where the Christ took possession of his
    • Initiation before this epoch, but had only reached a point where they
    • All ancient Initiations pointed forward to this event, were conducted
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  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • quite another matter. Detailed evidence in support of this point would
    • unconsciously.’ The point at issue is that the laws
    • to-day we hear it said in academic circles: ‘To such and such a point
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • point of view, indicating thereby that to him music or art was far
    • Here we reach a point which was constantly in Richard Wagner's mind
    • when he realised his mission, a point too, upon which Nietzsche
    • is something at this point which had perforce to remain unexpressed,
    • turning-points in evolution, for the truths they contain are deeper
    • took place between those who were united by the blood-tie. The point
    • not of the same kith and kin marked an important turning-point in the
    • religion, science or art — he works through to the point of
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • the Good points to family-likeness. What can we do except go back to
    • point of time, is Christ.
    • develop to a point where he will understand how the Christ took up His
    • absolutely objective standpoint, for what comes to pass in history is
  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • my book I have described this crossing of the threshold by pointing
    • taken into account from a SPIRITUAL standpoint! We should not delude
    • consider this from the standpoint of human curiosity, for this would
    • be quite wrong; you must instead consider it from the standpoint
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • From this standpoint, the animal kingdom differs from man only
    • case of Oken. From the standpoint of his time, the scientist Oken
    • allow it to reach the point of splitting up into the animal kingdom.
    • material which is used in accordance with higher standpoints. While
    • contemplate from a similar standpoint man’s astral body. We
    • always contemplate things from different standpoints, so that we
    • standpoints from which these things are viewed.
    • as our etheric body. From the standpoint just indicated, our etheric
    • considered from a particular standpoint ... from the standpoint that
    • from this standpoint, spiritual science acquires an immense
    • value through, the fact that it becomes the point of departure for
    • based upon truth. We should gradually be brought to the point of
    • (his standpoint is quite an indifferent matter; it is all the same
    • observation of life, those who have really reached the point of
    • it is nevertheless so, from the standpoint of reality.
    • programme. From their own standpoint, the ordinary Philistines are
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    • debris have survived. This could be pointed out in every detail, down
    • approach the subject from quite a different angle and point of view.
    • the point clear to you, very briefly, by means of an example.
    • age. And whatever may be said against these things from the point of
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    • This cultural civilizing process spread out radially from a point in
    • for boys. That is a very important point. It is a preparation which
    • We have come to the culminating point — or the center. The
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    • limited standpoint of present-day civilisation, but so as to
    • future, from the standpoint of the initiate of modern time. I
    • have already sought to place before you the standpoint of the
    • just when he rises to the highest points of modern scientific
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    • for up to a point they are similar to the man of the present day, —
    • spoken of this from other points of view in earlier lectures.
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    • certain point of view this was quite right. In times when the Old
    • the inherent value of the medieval mind. The point is to realise and
    • point of subtlety. The beings indwelling this astral Paradise are
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    • To begin with, I must say something on this one point: the power of
    • one main point, and you will understand what I mean in this
    • Starting from this point, the psychoanalyst looks for many things in
    • In addition to these disappointed spring time hopes of life —
    • quarter-truths. Compare it with what we have pointed out today. The
    • from the aspect of disappointed love affairs. On the contrary, we
    • your attention to one point: Reckon up the number of days in an
    • Forgive my inserting at this point a personal remark — you know
    • of course one can only select a few points especially important from
    • stand as it were, in a single point of the whole world structure, and
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    • viewed in the most manifold ways, and in fact I pointed in these
    • points of view and when something has been said about it, its content
    • standpoints different things may be asserted in regard to a myth. It
    • said, from a certain standpoint — is the Osiris-Isis-Myth
    • standpoints, as well as in reference to the one I shall take as a
    • as Hercules and so on. That is very significant and it points to
    • according to the Old Testament men were pointed to ancestors who had
    • The point is not merely to form concepts, the point is that one is
    • sentence, for that is the point — into connection with some
    • point, as it were, from the fact that Zeus had descended, had lived
    • Egyptians also point to an older age when Osiris or Osirises —
    • the number is not the point — ruled, when they had descended
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    • point of time has also been specified in which according to the
    • point to a quite definite heavenly constellation, which the Magi
    • to approach (we have pointed out in the Christmas lectures that by a
    • seventeen degrees of Scorpio and in the opposite point of the heavens
    • of the full moon rising in Taurus at a definite point of the year in
    • point is to show when Imaginative clairvoyance disappeared from earth
    • sex-symbols, the so-called sex-symbols, point thus to this connection
    • and it all points to how man sought to find a recognizable connection
    • point is, that that ancient time of which I have spoken has come now
    • this ultimately came to the point where it was said: ‘Universals,
    • hexagram; — however, that is not the point.
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    • important and significant fact this conception points. In the
    • the immediate present bears much in it, that points back to the Old
    • course of human evolution which points in a significant manner to the
    • to be the central point of the Building. This statue presented a
    • the least the point that the figures signified something, but that
    • weak, exploring and attempting, it is to be the starting point of
    • be found wry frequently! But what is the essential point of
    • be added when one speaks of heredity. If man points to his childhood,
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    • phases of post-Atlantean evolution. In point of fact, something of
    • something we have often brought forward from various viewpoints.
    • I pointed out yesterday, people no longer knew how to connect
    • today. But something else is the point. The point is that we are not
    • to point the way from countless illusionary ideas into the direction
    • to things. It is not the point to have some general view of
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    • one or another standpoint during my present stay here, but which are
    • I have pointed out to
    • sought in these lectures to show from a lofty historical standpoint
    • standpoint from which he viewed world-history, pointed out that when
    • must really be considered from a different standpoint from the one
    • is pointed out by Friedrich Schlegel.
    • humanity. I have pointed out to you how remarkable it is that Raphael
    • I have pointed out how a flaring-up of Goethe's poetic power always
    • all-embracing standpoint in their world conception, which indeed can
    • have everywhere party-standpoints in which everyone looks on his
    • point of view as something absolute, something which must bring
    • standpoint and others take others, and an agreement must come
    • about through life itself. No one stand point should gain a footing
    • feelings. On the one hand, one says: From what lofty standpoints,
    • forward because it points to the profoundly important fact I
    • standpoint. He has, in the first place, only seen the parties which
    • Group. It must be repeatedly pointed out that Spiritual Science is
    • It must not be thought that one can point to these forces as one
    • if one proceeds from the standpoint gained through anthroposophical
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    • for a right understanding of something of this nature. The point is,
    • pointed this out yesterday — no longer pay attention to what
    • world purely from a materialistic standpoint. The time has also
    • last decade and a half I have spoken of this from other points of
    • in the first place to serve as the point on which the hatred
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    • its own standpoint. In fact the natural science of today only
    • Spiritual Science. Natural science is very near at many points to a
    • opposition and abuse, has thus shown its point of contact with
    • then streams away again (arrows pointing outwards). So that one can
    • indicated as inwardly directed arrows, and with those pointing
    • consideration. That is to say, when one reaches the point where both
    • feel-through something. Here too, you see, is a point where modern
    • point where as earth-being she was actually in the middle of her
    • of this and it is well to point them out. Two plays have lately been
    • Society, in fact it has been widely pointed out that the two people
    • the correspondent cannot forego pointing out that the two authors are
    • the point in question. Anyone having to do with true science, such as
    • the sun has its Vernal Point in Pisces, in the constellation of
    • lovable genius of Novalis to see rightly in this point. In the
    • have today, only because of this has mankind reached the point of now
    • the standpoint of a quite particular ingeniousness in such an unclear
    • modern acuteness gets to the point of again and again defending the
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    • But man is definitely a being who does not spring from one point
    • of forming mental pictures points in fact to our previous earth life.
    • outer visible expression between heaven and earth. Our head points
    • and, from a physical point of view, our circulation, our breathing
    • processes which had formed his brain really point back to former
    • historical in humanity. I have pointed to it before, and what I have
    • from a point of view lacking in reality, that is, according to
    • Rabindranath Tagore from this point of view.‘ What was educated
    • from a merely materialistic viewpoint than it is to develop some
    • general, one can see in the American point of view how the souls do
    • last years. Often even in public lectures I have had to point in
    • bodies should not point to their ancestors, as far as their souls are
    • their European blood ancestry. Rather they should point to the fact
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    • correct point. Current ideas about this faculty are, as I said,
    • preceding weakness or failing, is not adopting the standpoint of true
    • And now, from this point of view, study the connection of what I have
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    • mental attitude as the starting-point; if one were obliged to look
    • This is obviously a very convenient point of view. For if in the
    • period since the fifteenth century, and this is the point in which we
    • they, as a rule, are not considered from this point of view. In still
    • oriental civilisation points to former conditions of life in its
    • the form in which it still exists in the East — points to a
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    • reality of higher worlds without pointing to the paths leading to
    • material world of sense and that at a certain point an impassable
    • since a point of time shortly after birth. Unlike ordinary
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • Please note — for it is a very important point — that I
    • but enters the soul as something quite new. The point of importance
    • point is reached where the advance is made to Imaginative
    • But one point must be quite clear. In this Imaginative Thinking we
    • at a certain point — a point reached as a result of natural
    • exercises have been practised for a long time, the point is reached
    • The essential point, however, is that when a man becomes prone to
    • in a form that is intelligible at every point to ordinary healthy
    • and constitution of the human being points to future transformations
    • intensity. And this is the point at which the harmony, the union
    • health and illness. When this point is reached, our realisation of
  • Title: Lecture: The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times
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    • spirit. By departing from various standpoints, we have gradually
    • different standpoint. The way in which he deals with the problems
    • world of Europe had reached the following point: An abundant
    • an external observation could always be pointed out and summed up in
    • the right to point out that the super-sensible world must be the
    • century; but we should observe this from a different standpoint.
    • When Darwinism brought forward its great standpoint, Darwinism, which
    • wealth of facts had been collected from certain standpoints, when
    • standpoint. The things which appear in material life are an image of
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    • point, and that this culminating point had been reached towards the
    • culminating point, in the nineteenth century, at least in so far as
    • I did not go beyond the point of saying: The chief thing to be borne
    • point, and that perhaps it could be stated that a super-sensible
    • from an aesthetic standpoint. We can bear in mind the monumental
    • state from his particular standpoint and, in reality, he was
    • and to consider him a little from a spiritual standpoint. Many people
    • from his standpoint, he praised Haeckel, he praised him exceedingly,
    • I have explained to you; let us consider it from the standpoint
    • another standpoint, how certain people, who felt that the head of
    • but these are only the symptoms. The essential point, the reality, is
    • which the life of sleep inserts itself, from the standpoint of time,
    • standpoint, what takes place in that case. Imagine a Moleshott, or a
    • The essential point to-day is to realise that something need not be
    • is the essential point in regard to the things which I have explained
    • standpoint of the earth-being, and he speaks of the universe from the
    • standpoint of the earth-being. Try to feel how this standpoint is,
    • human being is not only considered from the standpoint of a certain
    • from the standpoint of the whole year in which he lives, and of its
    • seasons, from the standpoint of the various localities in which he
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    • consider the whole case from a higher standpoint — that for
    • contemplate it from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, if we say
    • essential point; the essential point is to recognise the true facts.
    • a purely external standpoint, there is really no difference
    • a spiritual-scientific standpoint, we may say even at the present
    • influence of Christ's hand pointing downward, the hand of the
    • whole. Yet this idea merely indicates the essential point. The
    • essential point that we must bear in mind is that we should never
    • symbols; the essential point which we must bear in mind is that
    • We might also think that the right hand of Christ pointing downwards
    • of Christ. When Christ raises his left hand and points downwards with
    • that can flow out of spiritual science. The essential point is
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    • insight, seems to point to man in pre-earthly existence, to man
    • them merely from the logical and abstract point of view, merely place
    • the Spiritual within the merely material. He points to this free
    • imbued with content Bacon would have been pointing to post-earthly
    • animate monad — in reality, nothing but an extended point.
    • and even literature points to this — that he is Balaam,
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • these conditions of our times from those standpoints which result
    • century indicates a specially low point of human evolution in the
    • modern and particularly in European culture. This low point may be
    • not yet reached its climax. For such points are always in a certain
    • to a high point. On that account the Romans developed such abstract
    • been studied very little from an external historical standpoint,
    • fourth post-Atlantean epoch. It is that point of time when a
    • are now facing a great turning point in the whole civilisation of
    • an insight into world-events from a spiritual standpoint, must see
    • as a great scientist; the very man who reached the point of saying
    • constitute the point of departure for bringing out Anthroposophy into
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    • From the standpoint of Initiation, therefore, one would have to say:
    • things are said from the standpoint of a kind of thinking that has
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    • into the world today — I pointed out to them that one cannot
    • developed, cannot be satisfied. I pointed out, therefore, that there
    • I pointed out that it was a matter of forming communities; that what
    • attack justifiable, points such as these must be made quite clear,
    • starting point, that it has promised to look for its adherents
    • this!! ... well, my dear friends, the whole point is that if I had at
    • must remain at its starting point. What I am now saying, I am of
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    • one definite standpoint, so that a more accurate knowledge can
    • light upon them from many points of view. To-day I shall therefore
    • physical world, and for this reason, I have frequently pointed out
    • point out that we really speak of ourselves in an entirely
    • from a loftier standpoint, we human beings are extremely great
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    • pointed out that in “Kalevala” the human being is forged
    • point. — The separation that existed in the Finnish nation, the
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    • lastly, in participating in the destiny of one's time to a point
    • that can run the gamut of inner suffering to the point of actual
    • 1919. I am not going to judge it from an ethical standpoint at the
    • matter from the standpoint of the heart, what a difference you see!
    • other enterprises. The point is, though, that all the various
    • problems. From the standpoint of the work in Dornach it was not an
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    • give expression to them at this turning point of the year; for the Festival
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    • with man? Up to a point this is certainly so, but only up to a
    • certain point. When a human being arises out of the embryo we see
    • point of view. If a man is a thoroughgoing egoist he will not profit
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    • confusion. I want to make a special point of this, as it is an
    • would like to speak today about the nature of illness from the point
    • job have been appointed to do so by the authorities. In our time
    • point. Life does not depend on what a man says or believes. That is
    • certain ailments in man's organism that point to an illness of the
    • point to a disability of the nervous system in a certain area and
    • illness that are chronic and which originate from the physical point
    • of view in the blood and from the spiritual point of view in the ego.
    • by those people who look at the being of man from a spiritual point
    • change his job. It is a matter of pinpointing what is necessary from
    • the point of view of his soul nature. Sometimes, perhaps, just in
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    • missing the main point at issue. This view would be similar to
    • point of mummification. Through the gradual departure of the moon
    • reached the point when the two sexes were sensually attracted to one
    • to the point of transferring to his offspring his own individual
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    • starting-point an observation made in one of the last public
    • Scientific Point of View’. An observation was made there that
    • of this kind brings us ultimately to the point where things that
    • rhythm. In connection with this ego rhythm in particular we can point
    • distant future man is to reach the point of projecting his rhythms
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    • as it is today comes back as it were to its starting-point in
    • and we can say that our ego returns to its starting-point after a day
    • returns to the same point after seven days. So whilst the ego goes
    • 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
    • had to point out that phenomena of daily life are comprehensible only
    • people, but as a rule the starting-point of the illness is not always
    • scientific point of view is called ‘the study of the human
    • before the two hands can coincide, so the minute hand does not point
    • got going, it would never drop again; so seven days later this point
    • heed to these two points of coincidence. We could discover points
    • seven; The point being that if the trouble decreases then, you can
    • through mere lifeless forces. We have pointed out how grotesquely the
    • point to one thing.
    • the same point ten times twenty-eight days later, there are about ten
    • times. That was a very important point for earth evolution. Before
    • middle of Atlantean times is the most important point in earth
    • that at the nodal points no longer coincides with cosmic occurrences
    • from this point of view.
    • only point out what men meant by the ‘inner number’ at
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    • All this, however, only points to that aspect of illness that is
    • the necessary harmony in the organism. At a certain point in his life
    • this points to a significant law governing human existence. And in
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    • theme of laughing and weeping from the spiritual scientific point of
    • the spiritual point of view if we become clear about the following:
    • the point where the person is capable of tensing or relaxing the
    • only when we take spirit as the starting point. We can understand
    • the fact that whoever has overcome his ego to the point of no longer
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    • considered from another point of view. For we shall really get to
    • points of view.
    • spiritual point of view, seen by a present-day eye, this species
    • bodies, but this must point to something special, for as a people
    • scientific point of view, that the giants are stupid and the dwarfs
    • beings had not yet reached the point when they could make of their
    • it to develop beyond a certain point. There were other people again
    • reach a certain point of development, as it were, but not overdo it
    • remaining stationary at one point, but really advancing in spiritual
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    • death and has to prepare for a new incarnation. The point is that man
    • with a tail. The physical seed is really only a denser point in the
    • is standing opposite the two people. The point is that the man
    • point where he would have been capable of adding anything new to his
    • point where they no longer need any physical substance for their
    • spirits of personality represent? Something which from the point of
    • progressed to the point where they have the following ideal: “When
    • nearer to the point where he will always be creating what is new
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    • different viewpoints presented in the four Gospels.
    • Attention must be paid to two points which emerge from
    • What I have just described to you as an incisive point
    • more concerned to study from somewhat new points of view those
    • ‘Night’. In point of fact, the movement is conveyed with
    • people may be disappointed but truth will be the gainer! I could well
    • to preach morality. But to quicken the human soul at the point where
    • carefully distinguish between the point of time we have just been
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    • point of view will become thoroughly clear only when the whole course
    • ‘I’. After that point he can experience himself as an
    • human beings but to understand and find points of contact with all
    • starting-point, what is now to be said will in a certain sense be
    • shall now be mentioned because it can throw light upon the point
    • Being. The Old Testament tells us in symbolic words at what point in
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    • would be judging from the standpoint of our limited earthly
    • manifest as genuine dream-experiences which have meaning and point to
    • bring this home to the souls of men. In point of fact it is only
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    • a particular point, directs his senses outwards and then his sight
    • at a point. There comes a period between death and the new birth when
    • Zodiac. He looks out as it were from every point of the Zodiac, that
    • is to say from different viewpoints, upon his own being, and he feels
    • does from different points of the Zodiac, assumes different
    • things from one point of view only, whereas when a human being passes
    • correct as this is from one point of view, it nevertheless presents
    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science the sleep that occurs at a more
    • human being, let us say at midnight, regarded from the standpoint of
    • The important point is that what may be called the auric
    • quite rightly from a certain standpoint — that the Ego and
    • standpoint the statement is quite correct — that man leaves his
    • standpoint. With his kind of clairvoyance he pays more attention to
    • lower aura during sleep. Hence from his particular point of view he
    • We ourselves have now reached the point when it is
    • focal points, this was in keeping with the reality — which was
    • After death, however, it is a torch which from a certain point of
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    • point of view. Today, then, I will ask you to think, above all, of
    • eludes this division into cyclic periods. It is the point of time
    • occur at exactly the same point of time, but in most cases it may be
    • point between birth and the seventh year. And something similar can
    • same point of time, that is to say who experienced the flashing up of
    • seven years of life; the human being has then reached the point when
    • human being a certain elasticity. But at that point other formative
    • further growth. That is why growth stops at some point. When growth
    • which he can constantly stretch and enlarge. But at a specific point
    • standpoint. Admittedly, we come across idealists, materialists and
    • other ‘-ists’ who swear by their own standpoint, but
    • say: truth lies in the middle, between two different standpoints. But
    • of this or that standpoint but by applying the modes of knowledge
    • said: Up to a particular point in their lives their individual
    • little aptitude for the spiritual standpoint they adopt in later
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    • passed over from creation into existence. From the viewpoint of sleep
    • certain point there is a reversal of vision. Everything that was
    • progress in evolution has in point of fact been made only by beings
    • and as if the Earth, observed from the viewpoint of sleep, contained
    • state, is revealed when contemplated from the viewpoint of sleep. And
    • perception exercised from the viewpoint of sleep, we see nothing
    • human kingdom — that is to say, from the viewpoint of sleep we
    • our vision when we are contemplating the world from the viewpoint of
    • onwards, when seen from the viewpoint of sleep, reveals a constant
    • Thus when we observe the human being from the viewpoint
    • the viewpoint of sleep, because then we know that it is the
    • life continues for a time. But then, at a certain point during the
    • from our body into the world that is not our body; from the point of
    • ancestors. But there is also the fact that from a certain point of
    • From a specific point of time between death and rebirth,
    • prepared from the above-mentioned point of time onwards between death
    • from the standpoint of our physical senses only, but far greater
    • significance because here it is simply a matter of number. In point
    • cannot be regarded from the spiritual standpoint exactly as it is
    • above-mentioned point of time and are contemplating the body that is
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    • certain points of view and the lectures given during the Winter
    • Spiritland as described from the inner point of view of the soul, we
    • the inner standpoint of the soul, it will be quite clear to you that
    • different point of view — contains what has been described as
    • reminded that in the one case the account is given from the point of
    • holds good, although light is shed upon it from the new points of
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    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science at the history of theology in
    • an important work of art which points to the traditions concerning
    • We shall have to appreciate from other points of view
    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science, really leaves one standing
    • understand him only from the standpoint of ordinary rationalism. But
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    • this point of view we need say only a few words about the first
    • From the point of view relevant here I should like to
    • mention many, but we need point only to Wotan with his wild host,
    • point that we must keep before us: among other peoples — the
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    • I have spoken to you about the Sibyls, pointing out how
    • the Sibyls points to a certain power of the human soul which in
    • From the standpoint of Spiritual Science, it is a superb
    • My dear friends, allow me at this point to confess to
    • room. He has no need of the sumptuously appointed meal of which the
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    • itself. I have pointed to the fact that in the gold-gleaming sickle
    • Which is the day appointed for the Easter festival? The day when the
    • referred to the appearance of the Maid of Orleans. I pointed out how
    • external world, and through his karma stood at a point where his soul
    • the saga: that whenever a King of the Grail, a truly appointed
    • Thus we have tried to point the way a little into the
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    • Anaxagoras, Anaximenes, etc. It has been pointed out, for instance,
    • at a turning point of the philosophical thought of the outer world.
    • the point of seeing in it not only a guide to knowledge but a guide
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    • From another point of view therefore. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn may
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    • possible to point out the significance of spiritual science for the
    • to present the other side as well, I shall also point out the
    • from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science”, delivered on the
    • points of view. It is also possible to draw attention to more
    • life in a physical body. This is seen from the standpoint of the one
    • somewhat different standpoint. His association with those whom he has
    • say that, seen from a certain standpoint, human life viewed in this
    • but on the whole we may observe certain important points which throw
    • death from the standpoint of our physical life upon the earth, but
    • from the other side, from the standpoint of one who has already
    • part of a world of necessary happenings. From the earthly standpoint
    • the spiritual standpoint are fully aware that a man who is about to
    • view things. And if we consider it from the standpoint of a
    • to spiritual science, and how the world adopts a standpoint which would
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    • attention especially to certain points.
    • obliged to look at these things from quite another point of view.
    • That is the essential point. It is in connection with the world of
    • a personal matter at this point. I do so, if I may say so, for
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    • external point of view. To see clearly what is involved they must be
    • Superficially judged, there is no point in objecting to all the good
    • even from the wider viewpoint of world evolution. People want to
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    • single case it can only speak of things from one definite standpoint,
    • points of view. Today I shall therefore add to the facts that you
    • have frequently pointed out that we obtain, as it were, a general
    • sound, I must nevertheless point out that we really speak of
    • But in reality, and from a loftier standpoint, we human
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    • a moving experience, indeed — and from this standpoint also, I
    • is the starting-point of your impression. Then you are able to think
    • thinking than his own. The standpoint taken by the materialist
    • attitude, but also the materialistic standpoint or conception —
    • of all a confirmation of what I have just said. He points out the
    • natural science that points to a justification of Spiritual Science,
    • point where it will understand only the temporal, and when it will
    • life, the starting point for what they have to fulfil when they no
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    • From this point of view it will sometimes be necessary
    • occult development is necessary, in order to have a liberal point of
    • again to their starting-point, and of working in cycles, they are
    • of civilization forms the turning-point in our cycle and therefore it
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    • part in human life, then on the other hand we must be able to point
    • another domain. I pointed out yesterday, that there are yet other
    • Moon-cycle moved forward to their present standpoint.
    • that there was a point in the evolution of mankind, when so to speak,
    • conceptions, if from the anthroposophical standpoint one observes a
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    • central points, are the several human personalities, the several
    • over the influence of the Archangel. A case in point occurred when
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    • of the child from the standpoint of spiritual science, you will admit
    • would have intended man to come down only at this point (twenty,
    • You have here, for instance, a point which lies in
    • towards Europe a point which permanently imprints the latest
    • early youth. It is the point where man is affected by the
    • several points, we get a remarkable line. This line still holds good
    • find the very first starting-points of racial development in the
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    • I shall here draw attention to one point, and it should
    • necessary to select the point of view in such a way that we may see
    • point of view, we are immediately compelled to pass on to another,
    • from an occult standpoint, quite correct in describing what appears
    • then drew through the central points from which the several races
    • for a certain point. But what I have said about the different parts
    • you will find it pointed out that in old Atlantis, in
    • of force, the point of equilibrium was sought for on our Earth, and
    • in accordance with this the centre of balance was taken as the point
    • in man. These select for themselves the second point of attack, so as
    • to act indirectly upon the nervous system. The one point of attack is
    • through the senses of man; the other point of attack which works into
    • starting-points of occultism and it will show you that in those
    • principal starting-point, even in occult training, must be made where
    • peoples living more to the West, the starting-point of their
    • humanity, whose starting-point was taken from that part which is
    • to us; it is worthy of note because it points to what we have
    • Thus spoke the Indian Chief, from his point of view. The brown man
    • Moon. From this point we shall proceed further, and pass on to
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    • pointed out, bodies of people remained at the different points, from
    • of the world, is gradually to grow for humanity. The point in
    • At this point we shall stop for a little while, and then continue our
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    • this Germanic Scandinavian mythology, notwithstanding its many points
    • various legends may be very similar, or even alike, but the point is
    • can at the present time bring to light. The point is rather, that one
    • Spirits of Form or Powers, and which, from their point of view, the
    • comparing the uniforms. The important point is, the way in which they
    • stage higher than this standpoint, so that they experienced in the
    • Archangels who once upon a time reached the point of renouncing the
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    • Archangels, in the way I pointed out yesterday in connection with
    • activity, therefore, in our earth-existence is such, that his point
    • pointing out that into this world is mingled, in addition to the
    • I shall once more point
    • places itself in front of the sun. From the external point of view
    • absurd to the present-day point of view, but I know also that in
    • world out of which he was born. The essential point is, that the myth
    • could not be more terminologically correct or more to the point, than
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    • reached a culminating point in the fulfillment of its special
    • refined to the highest point, goes back again into the etheric body,
    • thought ‘I am,’ which is the starting-point of Fichte's
    • significance of Christ becomes the central point of philosophy, and
    • which can be felt as a germinating philosophy which points in a
    • essential point is, that which provides the knowledge for the
    • essential point is that the State is thought of in all the
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    • future, and herewith I come to a chapter the starting-point of which
    • Christ. Those who are destined to point out from the signs of the
    • part in the second, viz., the spiritual element which we pointed out
    • from his own standpoint and his own ground, — to contribute to
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    • other points of view.
    • Human beings are coming to a point when their development of body and soul will
    • tragedy that men will be brought to the point of resolving, each in his own
    • animal world, Goethe only reached the point of applying this principle of
    • concerned. We see, therefore, how a true Spiritual Science points to the
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    • give some points of view about spiritual worlds. The lectures we're
    • quite intelligible on this point, I must indicate, if only in a few
    • The main point is that
    • dreamed has been related in what has just been set forth, but the point
    • he points the way with awe to the divine? How often it is said in the
    • of blame from the religious point of view? I ask, is not one of the Ten
    • “Anthroposophy” used. The point in this case is that a
    • seem to contradict this knowledge. These points must only be looked at
    • from the right point of view. If they are so looked at, it may very
    • disappointments. But this is in reality the case with every subject of
    • fault with it because, judged from their own point of view, it is
    • from this point of view, if the subjective reasons for
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    • It is from this point of view that my
    • different!) the starting-point of the descriptions would have been
    • the starry heavens. But in the book as it is, the starting-point is
    • he could point to his own heart, and say: Now I understand the nature
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    • change between the old and the new, and from this point of view
    • Here is a point of view that we should bear in mind, particularly
    • heart of nature as she showed herself in his times, from one point of
    • a growing point for what is to come. If he created Madonnas or some
    • of the world to its highest point in the coming of Christ to earth
    • third perhaps in anger — point in the one direction which will
    • pointers to the Christ Event and we have to take them just as
    • seriously as we do, though from a different point of view, the
    • pointed the way to the Mystery of Golgotha, which possessed the
    • Michelangelo. If we start from this standpoint and try to get as close
    • transition-point had to be passed before the doctrine of reincarnation
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    • point of view, of what happens when modern technical science is put
    • Nature. We shall be less concerned with this point to-day. The
    • given. I find that points I regard as important often do not appear
    • different. That is the essential point.
    • own sake but for the cake's sake. The point is that what is inside
    • What the mould makes of the cake — that is the real point. And
    • important point is that a beginning shall be made, as is the case
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    • this is all written from the point of view of thought that is merely
    • the point of really coming to grips with it. They have not the
    • At this point, before we proceed any further, let me repeat something
    • Be quite clear on one point, my dear friends. The vast majority of
    • impossible to find a point of contact with modern modes of thinking.
    • understanding of the spirit to a point where the working of the
    • Initiation science is not for us. Such a point of view is
    • point of view either of inherited characteristics or of events
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    • I shall take two widely-spread qualities as a starting point in this
    • him. From the standpoint of modern natural science it is easy to say
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    • During my present visit, I pointed out to you how selfishly modern
    • many other things besides. Now I come to a point which clearly shows
    • explained to you, in many lectures, the standpoints which should be
    • “Fundamental Points of the Social Question”
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    • worlds. It is possible to bring forward different points of view,
    • is not the essential point just now, but our thinking activity is
    • standpoint:
    • stressing the point that it should unfold its memory power
    • his ordinary consciousness and which points to the future. Karma
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    • already pointed out how the peculiar frame of mind which is becoming
    • to raise man's power of understanding to the point where man
    • point of view will proceed. Man will say to himself: “The being
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    • the intellect. We make a point, do we not, of being logical and of
    • Let me illustrate my point by comparison once again with
    • case is very different. There comes a point where he has to
    • think, to describe at this point what is, on the face of it, an
    • consequence whether later on one refers to these notes: the point is,
    • length to a point where the word of reproach rings out: You were
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    • at every point. Taken in the abstract, as is often the case at
    • karmic developments to a culminating point. Think how much less
    • have gradually reached a point at which, as a general rule, we do not
    • really on the point of being put into practice, is the acknowledgment
    • one point of view; “This man appeals to me, another does not. I
    • post-Atlantean period at the point I have described, so is liberty of
    • I have pointed out that the fifth post-Atlantean epoch
    • branch of pedagogy! Very little of this is to the point. Whereas an
    • From the point of view of humanity on earth we are
    • then; and from this point of view we can feel it as good fortune for
    • consider this from the standpoint of the Angels — which is no
    • — let us transfer ourselves to the standpoint of the Angels.
    • difficulties of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch, which I have pointed
    • considering the many things said from other points of view about
    • The purpose of this lecture has been to point out what
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    • instance, in the pentameter and hexameter as used in ancient Greece, point
    • the magnetic needle always points north-south. Therefore, on earth the
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    • a point of time a few days after the 21st of December, the
    • the earth. They always point to something of supreme importance for the
    • The rigid point of
    • of death means can be understood only from the point of view of
    • this way, he was pointing to the mighty Event which made such a deep
    • full and earnest attention. I have often pointed out what a fine
    • point of fact, man has no other symbol that fits the Easter festival than
    • highest of the animals. There he is the highest. But the point
    • the point of view that sets out to be strictly scientific, are such as to
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    • plane of discussion. What was the real, practical point? I will
    • think they can talk of a thing from theoretic points of view, when
    • points with one end approximately to the North, and with the other to
    • from the point of view of Anthroposophical Science, do not desire to
    • wanted to point out the need to look a little farther afield than is
    • degree. That is what I should like to point out in this introductory
    • beyond the customary points of view. We shall continue and go deeper
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    • have to consider the matter from various standpoints. Let us to-day
    • If from this point of
    • point of passing over into the crystalline element of form and shape
    • approximately in the month of November-December, there is a point of
    • it has not yet reached its culminating point — which it will
    • very end — to the point of chaos. Time and again, in the chaos
    • in the organisation of some plant before it reached the point of
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    • with an idea from olden time, a point we need to understand again in
    • At this point I think
    • greater detail. This is the point where the Spiritual in our inner
    • This is the point
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    • living substance. Now this is the important point: Earthly matter, which
    • need to understand what is the essential point. But we must understand
    • really in the life of Nature. The point is now to recognise the following.
    • The point
    • already described to you from several standpoints, and that is the chalky
    • sides. The point will be for us to develop the necessary personal relationship
    • forming of antlers it is altogether different. Here the point
    • an indication, pointing to such measures as we on our part may recommend
    • assimilated by the organism up to a certain point. It gave occasion
    • But it is best of all if it is just at the point of dissolution by virtue
    • this point.
    • this is not at all the most important point. The important thing is,
    • of to-day is incapable of following the matter up to the point of finding
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    • still further, in view of our necessary standpoint that whatever is
    • are done from a point of view for which the following is a just parallel:
    • to set over against it. That is the point in every case! If positive
    • it to a further treatment. And the point is not merely to add substances
    • give them to the plants. No, the point is that we should add living
    • the influences which the soil contains. This is the point.
    • You should not be deceived by the swollen size of any product. The point
    • it, and in healing quite other points of view are important than those
    • which are also costly. You will soon see that from the point of view
    • who have studied academic agriculture from the modern point of view
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    • taken as the starting-point for your experiments — will lead you
    • These things must be looked at from a somewhat different point of view.
    • it, thus enhancing the growth process to the point of reproduction.
    • by its position in vernal point.
    • our reckoning upon this great force of dispersal (while pointing out
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    • these branches of farming, too, we can have no fruitful starting-point
    • afield from present-day points of view. Time was, indeed, when they
    • The point
    • be able to create fresh cells). Now you can thoroughly see the point.
    • away, as I told you a few days ago from another standpoint. This is
    • off by heart like any cookery-book. The point is for us to introduce
    • is the important point.
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    • we should take pains to observe what the point is.
    • most important point; I have already touched upon it, but now that we
    • point we can begin to look right into the connection between plant and
    • Circle” that has been formed — will fix the point of time
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    • in regard to his form, and from this standpoint widen and
    • with the eyes. When we envisage any point outside, the axis
    • fruit's development to the point where it is just
    • ripening; if it surpasses this point, it dries up. We may
    • mineral. This led us to the point of being able to say that
    • brings us to the point of
    • forming of man from within, and arrived at the point where
    • participates in the world's processes. At this point
    • very opposite. For example, if here, at this point, we have
    • standpoint of a Greek reflecting over such things, we might
    • from the standpoint of the ancient Greeks — Aries,
    • adopt the standpoint of the Greeks, but today we can no
    • to intellectualism. But if you go back to the point where
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    • into all that these souls bring to expression in earthly life. I have pointed
    • starting point for modern spiritual life, which we have already considered
    • but will look at it from a spiritual point of view and turn our attention to
    • point a simple-minded person might easily put the question: Why do the
    • now deal with it in more detail from another point of view.
    • workings are focused in a point, the point of the I. There we are alike, and
    • through this focus-point where we are alike can pass all that we communicate
    • to one another as spirits. The fact that we all have this I — point
    • the Lemurian epoch, Man was at the crossing point of the lemniscate movement,
    • the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century exactly at the point in
    • mankind was standing at that point in the world. All through which he had
    • understand that he has to pass through the next point, which reverses
    • materialism into its opposite, the point where the great thought of the
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    • point Anthroposophy in a certain way shares the views of the
    • science must come to a final point in regard to a knowledge of
    • Its starting point is to draw out of man’s inner being latent
    • anthroposophical sense of this word, must set out from the point
    • This conception leads to a standpoint that makes it appear childish
    • When the child changes its teeth, it reaches a final point in regard
    • reach the point of recognising that the forces which push out the
    • we have reached the point of developing this imaginative way of
    • is as honest as any other honest science it must point out that it is
    • rest in regard to the reality of our knowledge. From the standpoint
    • not the point just now; the point is that sense-perception gives us a
    • should have to speak for hours from the standpoint of a theory of
    • endure over the gulfs of time then we come to the point of ascending
    • There is one essential point which should be borne in mind: In modern
    • problems of the present time from the anthroposophical standpoint.
    • Those who bear in mind that from the anthroposophical standpoint the
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    • meditation, depends upon the starting point in ordinary, everyday
    • starting point from ordinary soul development, from what is right and
    • this starting point, by taking into the soul those mental processes
    • The problem now is that at the starting point, that is,
    • point that does not result from a sound power of judgment, that
    • organs. Here we are again at the point that we have often mentioned
    • many false ways. This is, as it were, the first important point in
    • training makes it necessary to take as one's starting point a
    • The other starting point that is of essential significance is
    • starting points for a spiritual scientific
    • pointed out already, he who engages in the exercises described in
    • has often been pointed out; this distinction, however, must be
    • point of utter will-lessness, even to the point of extinguishing
    • life, all basic reference points given us by the sense world, which
    • offered there, one comes step by step to a point at which one feels
    • at a point at which it becomes necessary for the soul to recognize
    • the point of acknowledging the spiritual world, then an error arises
    • this point of view.
    • (pardon the expression; it is a radical choice but points exactly to
    • peculiar but absolutely to the point. Through ecstasy the spiritual
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    • presenting a point of view still popular with many people who find it
    • less difficult to understand than anthroposophy, this point of
    • Insofar as the so-called believers in a simple faith point to the
    • do not comprise the whole of man's being. The essential point is that
    • man's being. At this point we experience an extraordinarily
    • reached the point where we discover this actual soul body in
    • from the point of view of symptoms. As man's outlook is restricted
    • historical evolution is, strange to say, a nodal point in the
    • observing history from a spiritual scientific point of view sees a
    • scientific point of view, that whilst in earlier epochs the
    • when we look at it from the inside, from the point of view of man's
    • this new life within man came at the point in his evolution when, as
    • respect. Now the point had been reached when the Event of Golgotha
    • turning point in the whole evolution of mankind that everybody can
    • has even found its way into faith — this narrow point of view
    • loneliness — it is essential to point to what men, the whole
    • from the spiritual point of view, the Goetheanistic German
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    • will find that on numberless points he himself is sunk in blindest
    • but the point — as has often been said — is not in the
    • From this point of view all our sense perceptions are in fact mere
    • on the ear? The action points to something real behind the images!
    • what has been pointed out in a somewhat crude form.
    • exercise this power from the standpoint of a purely materialistic
    • people want. At the present day we have reached the point, when all
    • not realise what has been here pointed out; — if, in place of
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    • point of ennobling their national egoisms sufficiently to enable a
    • in matters of economic advantage. Unreal points of view thus arise
    • from a more purely spiritual point of view, we shall find that the
    • instance, to the ‘Fourteen Points’ of President Wilson.
    • points of view of what is necessary for the immediate future of
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    • point to something more: in future times there will spread
    • corresponds with the lowest point in man's relationship with
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    • the world from a spiritual point of view.
    • significant. They point to the wide-spread mental confusion among
    • men have gradually reached a point in their development when they are
    • the leading statesmen in 1914 had come to a point at which nothing
    • revealed everywhere which cannot be understood with previous points
    • these old points of view and conceptions of life and simply do
    • wanted to point out that the domain usually reached only in artistic
    • the nineties I wanted to point out, at least in regard to man's moral
    • to-day! Much is changing in the present time. Let me point to
    • very, very important point in human evolution. The man of
    • able to survey it prophetically, but that is not the point. If you
    • wanted to describe, from a certain point of view, the present
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    • knowledge to the point where if we are consistent we must say,
    • we come to the point where we turn our gaze to the moral world, to
    • in all honesty adopts the viewpoint from which he surveys mechanical
    • the world. And from this standpoint scientific validity is given to
    • the Ego to the point where we find ourselves within the
    • the super-sensible world. We reach the point of recognising the
    • comes to the point of being able to recognise that everything which
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    • At this point it will be
    • two points instead of at one. In very truth the three years' duration
    • only one point at which the beam of a balance is attached, so too
    • change in the personality becomes apparent at a certain point in his
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    • People would realise that this is a healthy thing. The point is that
    • The point is, it is good to be able to do the things we habitually
    • I have already pointed out how often nervousness will take the form
    • point, to find the right educational tact. If you are able to fulfil
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    • from any selected point; thus he inserts himself into space, as a
    • When we make the lines of vision of our eyes intersect at a point and
    • focus both eyes on this point, we expand space, which would otherwise
    • first experienced within ourselves, placing ourselves at a point of
    • has reached a definite point, it swings back again to the opposite
    • differently. From the logical, mathematical standpoint one can
    • must turn back at a certain point, and the fourth dimension becomes
    • space and reach the point.
    • second and first dimension and reach the point where we no longer
    • no-dimensions — that is, the point. This leads us spiritually
    • to the highest if we apprehend it, not as an empty point, but as a
    • “filled” point.
    • to-day — though from another point of view. Natural science
    • and gave him the scientific standpoint we have to-day — so
    • standpoint. Anyone who knows the course of history up to the present,
    • must know what steps to take from the present standpoint of the
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    • shall try, from the scientific point of view, to glance at the field
    • form. For, after all, everything in visual art points to, and
    • point and set up three axes at right angles to one another. (As I
    • pointed out yesterday, one ought to take this point in concrete space
    • secret of this space is that one cannot set out from one point and relate
    • all else to it. One must set out from the counterpart of this point.
    • I have, instead of a point, a hollow sphere in which I find myself, and
    • everything in relation to it, instead of to a point by means of
    • At this point
    • If someone has a magnetic needle, and one end points to the north,
    • deepest part of the human being, as at a point within his soul,
    • what, to some extent, streams out from man to all points of the periphery
    • point — as plastic art strives to have all the secrets of the
    • point). The human form in plastic art is the answer to the great
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    • what were from his point of view supremely important constituent
    • know in order to find a starting point for trying to get a grip on
    • was pointed out to the Mystery pupils who were led from the East into the
    • point with every possible emphasis towards this inner human fact.
    • standpoint enters into the development of modern civilisation.
    • that would be pointed out to you by such an ancient sage as I placed
    • are infinitely crude even from the point of view of ordinary
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    • comes to the point when he could say: “The world is permeated
    • conception. Thus we come to the point of thinking in a living and
    • Science and Anthroposophy. Yet there are ways in which one can point
    • the earth and disappear. They are backward-pointing men.
    • get beyond ordinary sense-perception and reach the point where
    • permeated through and through with inner life. The centre-point
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    • Two given points within this stream were not regarded as any kind
    • viewed from the standpoint of the human world. But the matter may
    • times men had no knowledge of death. But at some point it was
    • into the human heart, we can only say: The most important point
    • it is more than ever necessary to point to the esoteric
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    • Father. This is an essential point.
    • Golgotha it finds the central point and meaning of the entire history
    • interesting at a special point in the history of the Theosophical
    • call them by all kinds of spiritual names. The essential point is to
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    • when the sun's forces reach the lowest point of their physical
    • conditions of life and death, I want to point out to you an
    • from an inner standpoint, because this victory would have to be
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    • always speak of them from the standpoint of our present time, in the
    • for a definite region of the earth. Thus, certain standpoints of
    • civilisation, and other standpoints would be valid — let us say
    • standpoint which I would like to characterize as a historical
    • standpoint, in order to come to a knowledge of this bridge. You
    • Schools of the Occident, have again and again pointed back to this
    • as possible a picture, from an external standpoint — if we
    • developing more and more, it will again come to the point of
    • another standpoint.
    • pointing to the spiritual world. Just as we obtain positive
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    • point of view of actuality, questions must be differently put
    • questions rightly, then we get real answers. For the point we
    • point of European talents — specifically European
    • over again as the years went on, one had to point out the
    • does make bold to point out the absurd side of the matter,
    • that standpoint, as inhabitants of the universe. Then and
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    • To point to
    • light of our ideas, must fundamentally point out.
    • starting-point for an entry into the spiritual world.
    • my meaning at this point to be quite fully understood. No
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • time, however, the human form points to man's connection with
    • the limb-man is a starting-point for the Jupiter, Venus and
    • planetary embodiments of the Earth; and the starting-point
    • our earthly point of view. On the other hand we can form a
    • the diagram in relation to a relevant point in human
    • streams from the centre-point of the Earth, sending its
    • planets. This has been referred to from other points of view.
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    • physical world contact us? At the point when, looking back in
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    • ever-increasing store of wisdom, until he had reached a point whence
    • has reached a point in life where there is no more a thirst for
    • physical world of space points to liberation. All the words man uses
    • conception is based on the Old Testament, it points to a primal
    • truth. This however is not the point at issue. The point is that the
    • with a future event through which he may reach a point where his
    • point to successive Buddhas, recapitulating more or less the same
    • it points to the in-pouring of the Christ Power into all who share in
    • back to the Fall of Man and must point also to a further and unique
    • a central point. Just as there must be one equilibrating point on a
    • to which both the past and the future point. To imagine that the
    • could be two focal points in a balance. Eastern wisdom speaks of a
    • great Spirit who once brought to man a teaching pointing to the past,
    • points with the hand of power to the future, and must live
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    • be said that the point of view from which these social problems are
    • the point is not whether we conceive any thought, feeling or activity
    • point is the orientation of the attitude of our soul and
    • the theory of smallest entities. The point is not whether
    • point. The other is that such a conception guards man against all the
    • manifestation of soul-life it is when one blows one's nose! The point
    • simply because they need a specialised technique. The point I would
    • heal when disease has reached a point where men realise they
    • Spiritual Science that has developed to the point of knowing how the
    • merely studied from a “psychological” point of view, but
    • things are of course full of significance and beauty, but the point
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    • body? From the point of view — the musical point of view
    • told you. Now when we reach this point, we find that we have lost the
    • see these points of light or surfaces of light which are seen from
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    • Spirit, of the Logos, of the Universe. The old Initiates had pointed
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    • knuckle at any point with a closed current, you will immediately feel
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    • went so far as to say that, especially at two particular points in
    • as the second turning point, or “preparation” (and this
    • spiritual realms. The Christ had already reached the point where he
    • always find, when we approach the Gnosis, one particular point that
    • significant point. Indeed, we cannot emphasize too often that the
    • drawn together and concentrated in a single point, in the body of
    • concentrated into one point — the body of Jesus of Nazareth. This
    • At this point, the
    • resurrection. I once pointed this out in a certain city at a meeting
    • and to point our simply that the resurrection belief — the belief
    • important points in the spiritual scientific teaching is this: It can
    • gradually. His achievements took the form of actual facts. The points
    • points.
    • point were one becomes a child, because if we look with the right
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    • theories have arisen on this point, but they all of them labour more
    • cannot possibly impinge at any point upon the physical. ...
    • not really so. The fact is, at this point there are certain
    • soul-and-Spirit has no extension at all. From this point of
    • pass to the dimensionless point, — only then do we arrive at
    • point-like, ‘punctual.’
    • Then we arrive at the point, and then only do we pass over to the Ego.
    • moving from one point in space to another, but rather by
    • arrive at length at the point.
    • Observing the end-point
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    • and to answer the question, how much from the point of view of
    • [Note: It must be pointed out that this
    • learn from investigations points to the earth having in effect consolidated
    • Goethe already points out that in the last resort neither fire-action nor
    • geology, which anyhow have reached a point from which they
    • from our human point of view we call perfect today, we come to ever
    • point of view of spiritual science one must practically reverse the
    • standpoint of spiritual science, we move about on a ground in process
    • point to the future and move in the opposite direction to those we
    • decomposition. From the point of view of spiritual science our earth
    • of development. And so, from the standpoint of spiritual science, the
    • the geologists everywhere get to a certain point — and then put
    • as a starting-point for spiritual research. Then spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • that, speaking from a more or less schematic point of view, we might
    • suggest that you should one day really start from this point and make a
    • more to say later. The point is that it is only by means of thought
    • from many points of view. Why is it that we succeed in getting
    • “head-man,” we will consider him from the point of
    • would lay yourselves open to profound disappointment. The world
    • other, and we must be quite clear on the following point. As human
    • point of course. Between these two lie Inspiration and
    • ever and again be pointed out that in the course of the last three or
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    • point of time in which Jesus ben Pandira lived: she saw that in him a
    • point as this we are naturally in an unpleasant position; that cannot
    • points which can be disputed while others are indisputable; regarding
    • say that he has not grasped the point in question. But if we say,
    • standpoint — than would be said to anyone in India who ventured
    • twentieth century. We admit that. Is there actually any point at all
    • place at the starting point of our era never existed; for there we
    • one important point, if goodwill is present, it is not in the least
    • consideration of a subject from different standpoints or perhaps from
    • these are really things that we must point out, so that no one should
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    • more) nothing but a sketch from one side, from one point of view. For
    • psychological field. This is only mentioned to point out how vague is
    • official psychology respecting what we designate as the central point
    • given point and fills emptiness with something similar to courage. It
    • give a hint to anyone who wishes for instruction on this point.
    • standpoint of the dry philosophic intellect is insisted
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    • possessed its starting point in the world-evolution, appears to
    • important point, which we must realise: If the Cherubim had accepted
    • From the standpoint of
    • the triumph of immortality, is intended to point to that significant
    • point, its beginning. This will be the art of the future. Just as the
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    • the spiritual. We must now start from that point which we reached in
    • experienced, and although, as I make a point of saying, the boy need
    • longing, we may in a sense point to Anthroposophy or Spiritual
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    • Moon-evolution. One of the most vital points in that evolution is the
    • represents one of the starting points of the evolution of earthly
    • in the external world, and how up to a certain point it is perfectly
    • set up a map of the heavens for that point of the world's history (as
    • I should just like to mention a point I already endeavoured to
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    • anthroposophy. People have not yet reached the point where
    • without even a notion of the thoughts and ideas that point to
    • catastrophe broke on the world I pointed out that when we
    • shall have to point to real facts through which ahrimanic
    • was pointed out somewhere that something might soon happen of
    • The point is, it may actually cause no harm at all to have
    • people's thinking stops at the very point where it should be
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    • the point where it is fully evident that modern people simply
    • this before, from other points of view — that human
    • plane. We have to look at this from many different points of
    • deepen insight into nature in its spiritual aspect to a point
    • never reach this point, however. They will continue to look
    • a point where people only reach the age of 27, if this is
    • another point of view from which it is apparent that
    • come to a key point in his life, to such effect that the
    • this would be a key point in the life of an individual who
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    • came back; he had been given an appointment for later on. So
    • surprised if there is opposition. We might take up the points
    • no longer feel inclined to take up the points that our
    • effort than to take up the points the opposition is making.
    • pointed out. But it is necessary to consider them with
    • scientific interest. From the scientific point of view it is,
    • poisonous plants, but one has to find the right point of
    • be to point out something like this. But there is no need for
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    • if you take the pendulum to this point, to one extreme, and
    • then let go, it will go to this point to find its
    • it has reached the lowest point does not stop there. The
    • instinct, point to the need which exists to know the devil
    • have their own point of view, they do not need to be
    • revealed to them, they have their own point of view. And
    • attended lectures on philosophy — he has his point of
    • has put it rather nicely. She points out that in the period
    • the modern bourgeois point of view. One does not have what it
    • atoms, each with his own point of view, with no one able to
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • age both the earth and humanity had reached their midpoint.
    • not yet reached the point, however, where they can really be
    • Viktor Scheffel from the psychiatrist's point of view, on
    • Nietzsche from the psychiatrist's point of view, and on
    • Conrad Ferdinand Meyer from the psychiatrist's point of view.
    • purely medical point of view they are, of course, correct;
    • possible to do something else from a purely medical point of
    • of a drug. Taking a ‘sound point of view’, people
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    • point. The thoughts coming from the world we perceive with
    • quality of images which pointed to the future. Just as memory
    • relates to the past, so the images pointed to the future,
    • joke. The point is that some ideas mean one thing in the
    • possible in the field where educators are appointed for both
    • It will therefore be necessary in future to appoint teachers
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • point of view; we must know he lived a short time after the
    • things really point to something which is very widespread
    • materialistic point of view are eminently right —
    • though the point of view is based on the senses and hence on
    • muster what has become of you — up to a certain point
    • point of view of anthroposophy and you will find this to be
    • pointed out that children cannot understand everything. From
    • or professor of economics or politics and were appointed to
    • reality dreams always point to the future. Yes, it is indeed
    • no point to this, however. Only the realities of life have a
    • point to them, and they are given by life, not by our
    • it is pointless to say: And why did he tell you this?' He
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    • wrong. The point is that what is happening on earth can
    • happening in reality! What is the point, ask you, when such a
    • situation arises? The point is that we must draw the right
    • strong point of saying these things to people today, but
    • whether they will also take it as a strong point is another
    • West and East with you from all kinds of different points of view,
    • pointing out, for
    • may also be true, though from a different point of view.
    • point of view — or ideal, as people also like to call
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    • truths which we already know from certain points of view, but
    • especially in the 1840s. I have pointed out that this was the
    • time when the materialistic point of view came to its peak,
    • in the event of which I have just spoken, we have to point to
    • else. We can point to something which you know already from
    • future evolution of the earth, and from the physical point of
    • to use the point at issue as an analogy, therefore. I should
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    • point: The ahrimanic powers which have taken hold of the
    • reality, but it points to the future.
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    • where this is leading. The point is to fill the souls of
    • and a whole specialist field, the sphere of law. The point is
    • future from the point of view of spiritual science -to bridge
    • from a different point of view than that of everyday journalism
    • Reformation is discussed from different points of view in
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    • another point where we have to be watchful. In particular, it
    • get to the point where they are prepared to accept such
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    • turning-point in the evolution of modern cultural spheres
    • which came in the early 1840s. This was the turning-point
    • point in time. It would have been the means by which people's
    • clever from the materialistic point of view that they fall
    • I have pointed out that
    • Christ and the Gospels from this point of view. Two
    • tremendously interesting, for it points directly to what
    • Woodrow Wilson from the point of view of spiritual science. I
    • different from what it means today. Goethe's viewpoint
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    • point had come where certain retarded Angels made the attempt
    • world again know about these things; they have the point of
    • Superficial historians may well disagree, but it is pointless
    • science for people who take the materialistic point of view,
    • reality. The point is that we should not tell them anything
    • major change came at that point in the nineteenth century.
    • in order to explain these events, but only if we point to
    • Press, is designed to point not to the realities but to
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    • And to begin with today, let me point to the fact that this
    • point of view. I have taken the most varied opportunities to try,
    • from this point of view, to characterize what is meant by the fall of
    • of man as lying at the starting point of the historical development
    • lectures about this point in time. But basically the whole human
    • powers. And so the religions point to a cosmic-earthly event that
    • therefore, we can present the matter as though, from a definite point
    • stay where it is, but then places itself completely upon a standpoint
    • that is possible only if one presupposes revelation. This standpoint
    • Scholasticism, especially at the high point of Scholasticism in the
    • gradually arrived at a point in our evolution where we have dropped
    • that regard the human being as the mere endpoint of the animal
    • attempted to grasp the whole matter of knowledge at another point.
    • century, we had arrived at the point of no longer noticing at all
    • fact, in its present development, is on the point of reversing the
    • pointed to the moral fall of man and thought about the development of
    • again at some point: It must be opposed by a raising of man. And this
    • the point now is to understand Christ, to understand him as an
    • and best, and then sets up a program, point by point. One knows
    • materialistic view at every point. Therefore one suppresses these
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    • and willing. I have pointed out the more formal aspect of the fall of
    • thinking is the direct outcome of mediaeval thinking. I have pointed
    • have always pointed out to you that Goethe was unable to develop his
    • a transformed spinal ganglion. Again, he left it at this point. These
    • To-day it is advanced enough and has reached long ago the point of
    • this point it must find the way out from the Fall. This requires a
    • has reached a point where it strives to cast aside the mass of sterile
    • shall not reach this point. Then we shall argue, very intelligently,
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    • active, only he knows nothing of it. The essential point is to
    • of outer physical life is then at its highest point. Hence the middle
    • that in every plant, if a connecting line is drawn between the points
    • Mercury in the spiral line connecting the points at which the
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    • plants from a certain standpoint.
    • with a healthy sense for truth reaches the point where these concepts
    • outer materialistic concepts. After a certain point it no longer
    • works. Not many people today experience that point. The suggestive
    • earth's center if we extended them to that point. This means
    • consider this earth organism from a spiritual scientific viewpoint,
    • scientific viewpoint, find something similar regarding the body of
    • scientific point of view, I have actually found only one individual
    • polar condition; in waking the soul is pointed, localized. Sleep is
    • lives in us astrally, if we speak from the viewpoint of spiritual
    • especially by the sun being. Linnaeus pointed out that certain plants
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    • the thing that matters. The point is that such things take
    • effect; the point is simply that they are there. When they
    • fact is nothing else, than that Dupuis had pointed out to
    • pointed out, humanity has indeed undergone an evolution,
    • pointed out in our time, for they contain the truth; and
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    • depends upon the senses. Then we pointed out that in contrast
    • I have recently pointed out. Whatever a man undertakes
    • have often pointed out, have not refrained from attacking
    • 19th century point of view, many reasons no doubt could be
    • From this point
    • pointed out during our recent lectures, the two fundamental
    • say, in an Imaginative form did endeavour to point out these
    • point of view of its connection with Wisdom. In earthly life
    • indeed occasionally been pointed out by men who had a healthy
    • said something highly significant from this point of view. As
    • research into Nature. Goethe comes hack to this point again
    • to understand the fundamental point. Goethe wanted the
    • Physics itself Goethe was pointing to that which I desired to
    • point out when I referred to Pallas Athene as the
    • point out to you, how — quite apart from the prevailing
    • many of our friends, it is only to point out again and again
    • point. Man, as it were, was not included in the wisdom of the
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    • read of it from another point of view in my booklet,
    • Thereby the vernal point keeps on appearing at a different
    • explained from other points of view — human life lasts
    • present in the physical world. Inasmuch as we have pointed to
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    • separated. Perhaps I may point out that in ordinary consciousness
    • civilization shows us that up to a certain point it is possible
    • we continue this line of observation we come to the point of
    • development of the world from the point where the ordinary
    • the point of understanding that through the fact that the human
    • which man adds to his head. In this way man reaches the point of
    • At this point
    • standpoint the end of the single human being: his corpse is
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    • reached the point of perceiving truth and reality and that which
    • has reached this point. But now we are facing a significant
    • turning point in the evolution of humanity. We have lost the
    • standpoint that the path into the super-sensible worlds can be
    • today (and from a certain standpoint this is justified) that
    • everything from a natural-scientific standpoint set these three
    • possible for everyone to reach at least the point of checking the
    • results of spiritual investigation, if he makes a point of
    • reached the point of exact thinking. When I contemplate the
    • reach the point of connecting a moral, a religious element with
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    • firm standpoint in life, we must first obtain a conception of our
    • of anthroposophical research from an anthroposophical standpoint,
    • go to the point of giving a description as in the case of Sir
    • point in the foundations of Anthroposophy is to go out from
    • “irresistible comical effect” begins at this point,
    • come to the point of placing before our soul, in the imaginative
    • strengthened by exercise. We must reach the point of intensifying
    • boiling point, if I may use this expression, and which leads to
    • reach the point of transforming our life of desires, so that
    • reach the point of having a right judgment of the alternating
    • point that we do not always fall asleep when we leave the body,
    • for the standpoint indicated today.
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    • when we adopt the standpoint of the West. It is a word which is
    • reached the point where thought develops, as it were, in modern
    • side. But we have not reached the point of recognizing thought as
    • knowledge. We must reach the point of envisaging what may be
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    • standpoint.
    • in regard to their starting point, and to begin with in a very
    • standpoint, from the standpoint of a higher world conception, it
    • the spiritual. Logically, its point of issue will have to be
    • things, however, I wish to point out that when we speak of
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    • shall view the Mystery of Golgotha from a standpoint arising from
    • and have pointed out that in
    • the situation of present-day mankind from the standpoint of
    • When speaking of Christ, it pointed to the Sun.
    • point of issue will be the knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • One may therefore say: Even in regard to this point, external
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    • entirely in accordance with this central point of religious life:
    • point of saying to ourselves: Man has reached on the one hand his
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    • from a deeper point of view. A deep meaning lies in the fact that in
    • point of view. The Luciferic principle drew into man as he began his
    • underlying thought of considering the world from his own point of
    • considered a profound investigator. His point of view may indeed lead
    • at them externally and point only to the fact that numberless bullets
    • starting point for showing what deep and mighty purpose can be
    • beyond that time, let us go right back to the point when we are
    • Christmas Mystery appeals to the child-nature within us. It points us
    • quoted were written by Johann Gottlieb Fichte. He is a case in point.
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    • this picture shows us the entire relationship from a higher point of
    • “I” at the point to which we have memories in later life.
    • considerations that until this point in time the
    • remains the case until the point at which we begin to have a
    • point of time to which we can recollect, the point at which we
    • kind of Christmas plays that I have already pointed to. Only a few
    • pointed and danced, indicating the pleasure they now experienced
    • This book by Ernst Haeckel points to what is now taking place on the
    • as he sees it from his standpoint. We know about his standpoint,
    • one of the greatest scientists. This standpoint leads also to other
    • pointing out that countless bullets are destroying human lives, if
    • same science takes as its starting point the deep and great meaning
    • that point of time at which we can recollect ourselves. If we go
    • back beyond this point of time, if we go back to the point in time
    • originates. At that point nothing of what today is in battle and
    • backward, feeling ourselves back at the child's standpoint?
    • do not always know what they ought to do with those who point to
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    • Turning Points in Spiritual History.
    • Turning Points in Spiritual History.
    • historians have repeatedly pointed out that Zarathustra must have
    • often pointed out, and I shall explain it further, that human
    • Zarathustra pointed his disciples to the great periphery, showing
    • the future and of the past leads to the same point. It is very
    • circle, by way of illustration. If we start at the lowest point and
    • pass along one side, we arrive at the opposite, the highest point. If
    • we pass along the other side, we also arrive at the same point. If we
    • at the same point along both sides. Why should we not assume that the
    • fines straight? In infinity, the point must then remain the same on
    • — and this is a most important point — that the Zodiac is
    • Greek writer pointed to Pythagoras, showing what he had learned from
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    • Turning Points in Spiritual History.
    • Turning Points in Spiritual History.
    • Osiris and Isis, is a case in point. According to the legend, Osiris
    • a point where we have only traditions of the teaching of antiquity.
    • of decadence. This point is clearly made in the book:
    • conditions at the starting-point of human civilisations and will come
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    • points to the presence of the spiritual that our curiosity cannot fail
    • point to something further.
    • am going to point out something regarding butterflies which does not
    • the starting point of the butterfly is the laying of an egg. It is not a
    • matter in the pattern of the sunbeam. We have now reached the point
    • filling the space between the reading desk and the point where I am
    • we have reached the point where whole books can be found — such as
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    • science of physiology has not reached the point when it can describe in
    • make our own from the most varied points of view.
    • to deal with one of these points of view, my dear friends, so that from a
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    • you know very well, in Anthroposophy we take this as our starting-point.
    • It is asserted, for example, from the point of view of ordinary
    • is made there is nothing to be said. At the most we can point to the
    • to you many times from various standpoints. Today I will do so again
    • already approached these forces from many and varying points of view and
    • to a certain point and then are obliged to return. The point is reached
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    • From the Point of View of Modern
    • is very necessary to point out again and again that
    • points of contention were at all important, Anthroposophists
    • and Natural Science. But that is not the point at all. The point
    • those points which, in spite of all contention, appear to them
    • reached that point in psychology. There is no lucidity on
    • any point which could be compared with these fundamental
    • not yet come to put forward certain thoughts on this or that point.
    • on this point has not yet been said, and that one may eventually
    • swinging without having formed the above conclusion. The point
    • the fortunes of a pen! The point is that the biography of an
    • necessity from this point of view.
    • exist on the one point; if David Friedrich Strauss and his
    • point out in this lecture how the “new faith”
    • “new believer” where he points as clearly as
    • to acknowledge the only possible remaining point of view: the
    • point at which he admits a conscious universal Being, of whom he
    • follows the direction in which this knowledge points; he knows
    • eternity to eternity. Higher and higher the point of view rises
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    • point of view, we must certainly bear in mind something of
    • question of life and death from the point of view of
    • three centuries ago. I have often, pointed out that it is
    • development of which some extremely fruitful points of view
    • which comes about though fatigue, points to the fact, even in
    • of the human memory? There is a point of time in the personal
    • remembers up to a certain point of his childhood, then memory
    • stretching his memory beyond this point. He who examinee many
    • remembrance goes back just as far as to the point of time
    • point of time when the conscious conception of the Ego
    • point of departure. An idea which comes into our soul-life
    • we can only say something definite by pointing to that
    • he approach the point of time when the past earth-lives will
    • conclusion. has been taken as the point of the lecture
    • Science points in no simple way, yet in a way that is
    • point out the relations to the kernel of man's being and
    • while observing man from the point of view of Spiritual
    • other point of view.
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    • consider the world from a higher standpoint, we find that
    • from an anatomical point of view, the wonderful organization
    • point. And we must be modest enough to say that everything
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    • From the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • point of view, the many and various religious beliefs and
    • certainly judge it from his own standpoint, as the fantasy or
    • viewpoint.
    • starting point for succeeding lives. The psycho-spiritual
    • incarnation. From this point of view we observe something
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    • standpoint of time, we pass to the 16th and 17th centuries of
    • which Natural Science had reached the same turning-point as
    • viewed from an entirely different standpoint from that from
    • interesting point for us is the fact that the books of
    • opinion on this point,” “you will find it
    • confine myself to showing you from the standpoint of
    • quotations.” In short, from every point of view,
    • also, from the point of view of philosophy, one of the most
    • point we wish to emphasize is the conception itself as an
    • on from point to point, recognizing the Divine in Nature
    • Bruno lived first at that point of time when the knowledge of
    • entire spiritual standpoint lies before us when we study the
  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • most important to study Goethe precisely from this point of
    • might point to the fact that the weighty deliberations
    • standpoint that there is no such thing as gravitation, that
    • The essential point here is that when the
    • point at which matter merges into the spirit at its
    • scientists disagree on all points. Thus, there are still
    • point in the science of biology, at which the outer physical
    • understanding of the real standpoint of psychological facts,
    • Shuré) has the point been reached at which that science
    • different branches of science at all points of the compass.
    • teachings regarding colour, from their own standpoint. These
    • among theosophists — it must be pointed out that anyone
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    • their standpoint they are fully justified, because the
    • attempted in this outline to-day in order to point to what
    • such philosophical standpoint, can heed each advocate of such
    • reasonable and convincing for all standpoints and one will
    • Generally however one meets an extravagance to the point of
    • standpoint, the others are rejected without anything further.
    • standpoint. I have presented this method of perception here
    • attitude. If this is possible of two opposite standpoints,
    • standpoint, held fanatically, contains the Truth. One might
    • something, e.g. from one standpoint, but this could occur
    • just as well from another standpoint. This can lead to a kind
    • as to the origin of this difference in human standpoints. If
    • own standpoint, and asking: — how has my soul then,
    • another standpoint, recognises its worth, and attempts to see
    • Thereby diverse standpoints balance themselves in the world.
    • Different people with just as different standpoints oppose
    • and then to see how each has come to his standpoint, then
    • various starting points. This must occur in greater measure
    • points, and is, as it were, ruined, when a few difficulties
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    • applied to this the points of view which have here been brought
    • point in human life, mingling other Karmic threads with that
    • so vehemently by Haeckel's pupil, Oskar Hertwig. (Our standpoint
    • reached a point, which must be attained once more by
    • bring to light mistaken notions. Those who take this standpoint
    • disappointments of life which they have some time undergone and
    • depths the disappointed plan lives on as a real force.
    • catechising and bringing the disappointment to the surface,
    • at the bottom of the soul.’ Thus they find disappointments,
    • Psycho-analysis. I only wish to have pointed out that in the
    • example, suppose we find disappointed plans of life, deep
    • observe that the disappointed plan, which is still there
    • albeit the manure is necessary. The point is, what is
    • question of investigating the animal slime itself. The point
    • With all these things I only want to point out how much there
    • gives the starting-point of infinitely much in our life.
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    • Some one may say at this point, Now he is trying to tell us
    • after all excellent schools. No, that is not the point. Such a
    • pyramid-construction. And this enabled him to point out
    • cannot dismiss the Director who has only just been appointed;
    • he saw in his work. I only wished to point out how such people
    • means, to devise all manner of clever points, completely to
    • in all the clever points and cute devices of defenders.) This
    • occult life. From this point of view alone, the story is
    • you, as it were symbolically, what is the point. Suppose this
    • life. Very often it is necessary to focus our gaze on one point
    • two points into relation — looking at them both together.
    • will discover by Imagination those points in life which you
    • event, but fail to understand. For the real point is to study
    • question of the real things of the occult world. The point is,
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    • often pointed to an important fact of life; and if those whose
    • content of my recent lecture at Liestal, where I pointed
    • out once more, from another standpoint, these truths of human
    • this point of time. This is what we must really comprehend.
    • what really underlies this matter from the point of view of
    • death and a new birth from the standpoint of a higher
    • in the same way, for as we have seen, the point of time at
    • this is also the point of time when man is led by vague
    • to the point of explaining things from the standpoint of
    • unavoidable World-Karma. The point is not to criticize or to
    • it was fulfilled.) I have often pointed out how important this
    • synthesis with the Western world. But the point was this:
    • point out that it was printed in a Western journal in January,
    • further, and point to the time to which I just referred. Almost
    • professor. I pointed out especially the discontinuity
    • and incisive thinker, and he confirms at this point what was long
    • the Chinese standpoint, well enough adapted to confuse those
    • feel obliged (from the standpoint which must always be
    • the standpoint of the Roman Church concerning freedom of
    • observe it in the right way and at the right points in life, so
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    • our point of view must ask, what are they really
    • more than that. For the point is not whether one imagines that
    • one is finding one's way to the highest God. The point is
    • this point we are still more or less within the limits of what
    • and subject to a moral point of view, those things which emerge
    • in human evolution. They think of them purely from the point of
    • point of physical embodiment. That is to say, while the cosmos
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • escape the impression that it points in a way to the mystery of
    • attained only when the human being can point rightly to
    • point here to a profound mystery of the Old Testament
    • impulse makes itself felt by you, warning you, pointing
    • appearance and untruth. A sign pointing your way to the sense
    • When, my dear friends, you shall have reached the point where
    • Power of conscience stood beside me admonishing me, pointing me
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    • forms, he pointed to quite definite single gestures, single
    • expressions of the spiritual. When he pointed to the sun
    • this point he utters a significant word that only he can
    • is worthy to rise. For he has risen to the point that Goethe
    • the Twelve. He has led them to a point at which they are
    • And at the turning-points which are marked by our festivals we
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    • this point of view it will sometimes be necessary to ask you to
    • beings who, from the ordinary point of view, have no reality. For
    • point of view of Anthroposophy we distinguish the physical body,
    • stage on Old Saturn. If we take our starting-point from those Beings
    • their starting-point, they are therefore called “Spirits of
    • epoch marks the turning point in our cycle and will not therefore be
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • must learn to accustom ourselves to new points of view. Man is in the
    • pointed out yesterday that other forces also are active — the
    • various forces at work. If, from the anthroposophical standpoint, we
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    • prepared to make the endeavour. We must take our starting-point from
    • therein centres or focal points. These centres are the human egos
    • centres, these focal points, are the individual human personalities,
    • centres or focal points round which the inner experiences of man are
    • the designs of the Archangels, groups with specially appointed tasks
    • upper hand over the influence of the Archangel. A case in point
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    • is for example a point or a centre of cosmic influence situated in
    • we now cross over to Asia, we find a point or centre where the
    • Europe, a third point or centre is reached which permanently
    • When we look more closely into these separate points or centres we
    • deny this necessity is pointless; it serves only to put obstacles in
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • them into form. We can therefore point to the cooperative activity on
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    • shall here draw attention to one point only and what I am about to
    • complicated that when we imagine we have grasped one point of view we
    • standpoint we are perfectly correct in describing the Negro race as
    • us now continue along the line joining the centres or focal points
    • standpoint you will become aware of the five centres where the
    • I pointed out that in
    • forces at the various centres and the point of radiation for the race
    • the line linking the focal points or centres in my diagram a few days
    • transferring their point of attack principally to what we call the
    • the nervous system therefore which from our point of view is not yet
    • emerge, the Mongolian race and the Semitic race. This points to the
    • felt themselves to be a focal point for the Zeus influence, were
    • chieftain from his point of view. “Redskin is servant of the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • has often been pointed out, the nuclei of future peoples remained
    • behind at different points and from these nuclei were developed the
    • is subject to two spiritual currents. The one has its starting-point
    • mythology are in many respects curiously alike, I must point out
    • at this point for the moment. We shall then continue our
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • character of Teutonic mythology. In the last lecture I pointed out
    • that this Teutonic mythology, despite its many points of similarity
    • similar or even alike, but the point is to know what is the nature of
    • are not of the least consequence. The point is, rather, that one
    • their point of view, the peoples of the Persian civilization were
    • those days is the important point.
    • life, in the hidden recesses of the soul as I pointed out in the last
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    • audience who wish to analyse from a philosophical point of view my
    • phenomenal world was merely Maya or illusion. Now I pointed out in
    • analyse that lecture, not from a disinterested point of view, but
    • higher Beings, the Angels and Archangels, in the way I pointed out
    • the focal point of attack by infiltrating into his desires, impulses
    • his point of attack in the inner being of man, in the play of the
    • superstitious. From the external point of view the explanation of the
    • perfectly correct from the astral point of view. In fact the astral
    • born. The essential point is that the myth had its source in the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • individual people had its appointed task; chief amongst them was that
    • the old Greek culture had to a certain extent reached its high point
    • soul, only viewed from the standpoint of the Spiritual Soul and
    • am”, which is the starting-point of Fichte's philosophy.
    • on the one hand, Hegel's philosophy marks a high point,
    • circulates in the body social, and the essential point is that the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • not apparent from the external point of view today, the Archangel of
    • capacities develop naturally to the point when the Christ can be seen
    • reality points to the future. But the Fenris Wolf, symbol of the
    • Christian knows that the focal point of Christianity is a Mystery
    • speaks from the point of view of Rosicrucianism accepts neither
    • no less than the smaller isolated groups have each their appointed
    • high ideal — each from his own standpoint and from his own
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    • pointed this out at the commencement of my lectures here a year ago.
    • which points to an age when the old clairvoyant culture was still
    • points to a time when the life of the human brain was not yet cut off
    • Persephone in the human being himself. The name of Demeter points us
    • point out the mistakes which we all make if with our feeble
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    • to come to know again from our modern viewpoint the same living
    • separation there must have been a point of contact somewhere. How
    • about the development of the Greek gods. I pointed out how Demeter
    • that point she so to say gave up imparting the moral law directly,
    • brings to the point of vision, to perception, the images called forth
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    • pentagram has been reduced to a central pentagon with its point
    • Now I will draw a pentagon with the point upwards, by circumscribing
    • this small downward-pointing pentagon to the area of this vertically
    • shaded upward-pointing pentagon, so is the strength of the forces of
    • upward-pointing pentagon comprises all the astral forces in man,
    • the upward-pointed pentagon, to the sum of the areas of the
    • horizontally-shaded triangles, to the small downward-pointed pentagon
    • pointing pentagon, and because it is somewhat smaller than the circle
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    • guidance at the point where it is nearest to man. They are at work
    • On this point we may
    • achieved on Earth. At that point they lagged behind. Thus among those
    • ‘There is the wandering point in the heavenly spaces towards
    • development. When they reached that point which for them corresponds
    • point of attraction of a material nature to which other material
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    • various standpoints.’ ... one then has a far wider view of
    • not be separate. The several souls could point to their own property
    • at as many different points as there are heads sitting here; but out
    • In point of fact it
    • to the thought which formed the starting point of this lecture, the
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    • spiritual-scientific study of the world. I have pointed out that the
    • just on the point of doing so; they could only imagine that Dionysos
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    • about. But from the standpoint of Spiritual Science philosophy has
    • I have pointed out what a beautiful expression there still was in old
    • What I have pointed
    • situation, from an entirely different viewpoint. Without
    • point, on the way from the customary outer world to the spiritual
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science we talk about ‘The
    • being, from the point of view of external maya, had developed out of
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    • illustrate this point. He says that guilt from the preceding life has
    • developed up to a certain point. The time between Moon and Earth
    • organs have reached the point of greatest densification in earthly
    • certain standpoint in the lectures which are about to be published
    • lectures originally held in Prague. There I have pointed out from
    • evolutions, up to a certain point of time only what I have just
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    • I had to point out how a kind of reversal of the forces which led to a
    • point to certain creatures in our environment upon which the bull
    • the four members of man from another standpoint. A Phantom, a
    • clairvoyance. How then must we put the matter from the point of view
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    • grow into world-reality knows that at a certain point in his life
    • Can we point to
    • already often had to refer in these lectures. In point of fact
    • the point at which the whole world is dissolved into spirit, we see
    • pointed out how severe will be our inner ordeals, how they have to be
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    • preceding ages too give the impression as if they were themselves pointing
    • ages. Most ages indeed already pointed to one in whom they should find
    • emphasized from the spiritual-scientific standpoint in connection with
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science in regard to Raphael's relationship
    • Hermann Grimm has pointed
    • that it is not a “product” of its environment, but points
    • ascent to the point where the most inward elements, the very loftiest
    • Art, but from the age of its founding, the starting point of the whole
    • stands at the turning point of ages, pointing back to days of yore,
    • Spiritual Science points
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    • which I have reached. Nevertheless I must point out that what I shall
    • up to the point of being able to express something; the rest will come
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    • uncertain and dim from the historical point of view are the descriptions
    • only point to one fact with regard to the Greek Epics, to a fact which
    • of war. And rightly does Hermann Grimm point out that a stern judge
    • was qualified to give an opinion whether or not the military point of
    • From the general human standpoint we know how plastically the figures
    • me before I took up the task of approaching these matters from the standpoint
    • that the ordinary point of view which is taken to-day in a literary
    • they increase to the point of monstrosity, every individual feature
    • from that which man can have at the present point of time in his evolution.
    • times, up to a point of time in which all the relations of the earth
    • science in the present day can point to the ancient clairvoyant condition
    • again point into the super-sensible, — of course henceforth guided
    • character with the universal-human. And here at this point where one
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    • of this kind, pointing to facts
    • the standpoint of the cosmos this is a
    • pointing to the life of the blood, is especially important when
    • shall understand how this impulse points symbolically to
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    • from various standpoints; but on the whole we can speak of a work of
    • us now consider this from a cosmic standpoint. What is this great
    • one approaches the matter from a spiritual-scientific point of view,
    • be verified. Here I wish to point out only that even in the earthly
    • the point of realising that the fragment of bone is a small part only
    • piece and would then describe it from his own flea-standpoint,
    • mineralogy, geology, and so on. It is still the same flea-standpoint,
    • the flea's point of view, but in relation to the cosmos.
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    • failure to distinguish between them comes from the standpoint
    • which yesterday I called the flea-standpoint. The metamorphoses of
    • important problem and feels happy to have the thoughts which point to
    • brought to nothing. From a human standpoint one might say —
    • achieved, up to a certain point. Otherwise, human beings could have
    • central point of our Goetheanum. Thus, in a certain sense, the Easter
    • mystery was to have stood at this central point. But a completion in
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    • to which the Spirit-Father points upward; the Mysteries to which the
    • Spirit-Mother points downwards, the Mysteries which are united by the
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    • Michael's gaze is like a pointing finger, as though wishing not to
    • cosmic iron is held so that at the same time his hand points out to
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    • standpoint of Greek philosophy by these men of high
    • — but what exactly is it? That is the point of
    • point where he recognises that man has not evolved from
    • to the point where man is perceived as a spiritual being,
    • all scientific notions and point to the reality, showing how
    • points is that of Pentecost, the sending of the Holy Spirit.
    • investigation carried out from a certain standpoint.
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    • to read in the occult script at this particular point in the
    • culture, mankind had evolved to the point where, in Plato and
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    • reached a point where we must speak about Christ's earthly
    • must be put aside, and I am obliged at this point to make an
    • the point where the Christ Being had so identified Himself with
    • Passion — from the Baptism in the Jordan to the point
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    • produced books in sufficient numbers. On one point, therefore,
    • had in many respects actually come to the point of taking the
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    • From many different points of view we are learning to realise
    • was on the point of leaving this body of Jesus of Nazareth. And
    • that one point or another could be slightly modified. But the
    • different standpoints, as I have often stressed. I have made
    • “gold.” That was the point where Ahriman still
    • the contents of the Fifth Gospel and there would be no point in
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    • point of view which extends beyond birth and death, and which reckons
    • like to give you from another point of view an idea of what can be
    • human dignity: we crawl, on all fours. I have pointed out that we
    • up during earlier incarnations. If we have there to point towards
    • still permeated by divine forces, with Justice we have to point out
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    • scientific point of view): How can we, from the standpoint of
    • pointing to what is noblest in our human nature, we feel
    • from the philosophical standpoint here expounded he certainly
    • the scientific view of life points beyond itself. It must take
    • will not go into that now. The important point is that there is
    • the standpoint of our modern knowledge of nature. It has no
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    • let alone theoretical, problems. But that is not the point. The
    • point is that these experiences take hold of the subconscious
    • us dejected, so that at no point can we properly come to
    • unknown to us at the very point in physical life where it
    • With regard to this particular point, a series of works have
    • standpoint of ordinary consciousness, these books are
    • philosophical standpoint that I do will never for one moment
    • This point, too, has been made by a modern psychologist who for
    • methods will take us only to the point they have now reached;
    • you from the standpoint of a philosophy of life that
    • saying to himself at a certain point: Why shouldn't this
    • philosophical standpoint from which I speak definitely
    • development, and indeed from the point of view of this
    • arrives at the crucial point, how his thinking, from what I
    • There is another point to consider, however, if you seek to
    • spiritual viewpoint I have established will conclude: noble and
    • although one can become one up to a point — to be able to
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    • own particular standpoint, from which they can deploy
    • really have very few points d'appui in the study of
    • efforts to reach this point of view.
    • point we are struck by an image that can symbolize history: the
    • at a given point from what lies a little farther upstream, but
    • forces that may come to the surface at any point, and may throw
    • too, human history seems to point to unspoken depths, to
    • point in childhood onwards. To this state of mental permanence
    • views on the spiritual sphere to the point of experiencing
    • is certainly a great disappointment to many who struggle to
    • There is another point, too. This modern spiritual vision
    • should like to point to just one more of them, since it will
    • which we cannot easily understand simply from the standpoint of
    • or others, we find that their standpoint has grown out of the
    • you how a single pointer can reveal the way in which the Middle
    • encountered this pointer some forty years ago here in Vienna.
    • made a number of important points; and he then said something
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    • but it is more important to find a specific point of view for
    • world. From his standpoint, the view of man and the view of
    • “ideology” points to something that must inevitably
    • on this particular point. I prefer to pass on the opinion
    • standpoint also was needed at a certain stage in human
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    • bearing on this point could be given.
    • certain point in their consideration of the human cognitive
    • line at a certain point; and their approach to this point is
    • is from this point of view that I should now like to raise the
    • himself without limit, to the point where the deepest
    • reflecting device. And it is right, from the point of view of
    • have developed our logical faculty to the point where it
    • However clear our consciousness is up to a certain point in a
    • given process of knowing nature, at this point it really goes
    • is this? It is because at this point there must come into
    • capacity for love, from an intellectual standpoint. But what do
    • each of its separate parts points to the relevant moment in the
    • illustrate my point. The so-called Kant-Laplace theory, now of
    • drop. A miniature solar system forms, and from the standpoint
    • space, to rotate the cloud. This point, however, has been
    • evidence. At this point, it is as if all life on earth is
    • the standpoint of the world-memory that appears in ourselves,
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    • treat these various standpoints exactly as if someone were to
    • standpoint to the views put forward here are familiar to me,
    • another point. We must clearly understand that the function
    • take hold of immediate reality at a particular point, yet
    • remain elastic, so that they can move on from this point to
    • charge is without foundation. The point of this philosophy is
    • another point, too. We may reach the age of thirty, forty,
    • standpoint of most people in social life today is like that of
    • point to this self-spiritualizing development of the human
    • point. They may well lead someone or other to say: Of course,
    • point of all these social ideas? Here in Central Europe the
    • this point, we may say: today, we need not merely a formulation
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    • the war, at least — always this pointed reference to a
    • the Englishman, from his standpoint, calls “academic
    • this point, our attention is drawn to a historical
    • point to a certain aspect of Marx as a historical
    • whole from the economic standpoint. And when its exponents had
    • The essential point, however, is that we can see quite clearly,
    • still be observed today points back to times when the Orient
    • point of departure lies in the relations that the old
    • can point to such things if our aim is to direct attention to
    • Looking at human history from this standpoint, we shall find
    • this point, however, we become aware of something that must
    • Here we may point to something that can be regarded as a
    • today, any undertaking is viewed, in point of fact, in the
    • the Great War, a notable Englishman pointed out how
    • beginning of my observations today. But he points out something
    • the human soul that in the most intimate way points continually
    • solution when one could only point to the thought that emerged
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    • my lectures here, I have pointed out more than once how our
    • long way in human development. Specifically, I pointed out
    • individual human being? And here, from the standpoint of
    • spiritual life and civilization. Let me mention a point that is
    • is pointing to something in the aesthetic sphere — the
    • been said from various standpoints about the significance of
    • significant in it. But the point that above all others is still
    • is rightly pointed out here that the specific shape of the
    • also pointed out that modern capitalism, for instance, is
    • said, and from one point of view rightly said, the unprejudiced
    • not what really matters. In the same way, I must point out that
    • point of view, it displays, in the last analysis, no interest
    • significance. I pointed out that, with a sound
    • Well, up to a certain point it would indeed be desirable if
    • the individual — today we can point to labour; in the
    • deficiencies of our time. From this standpoint, too, we
    • is from a standpoint such as this that we must consider whether
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    • but from the standpoint of a knowledge of man, can only talk of
    • at this point it must even be admitted that, when it does
    • the present, however, the most important point is not really
    • man's relation to existence as a whole. On this point, it is
    • speak from a party viewpoint, to provide the people with
    • reveal at every point that it is not something that can be
    • simply to observe that even this point was understood. It was
    • my point of view, however, it was really an illuminating
    • an extraordinary amount. Today, we can point to all the things
    • not the point; the point is that we should be capable not only
    • point to the element of natural creature active in man.
    • and again we can see American writers pointing to man's will as
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    • point of view, was the profound misunderstanding it met
    • the central argument was taken to be my main point. In order to
    • point today in simply advocating some particular Utopian
    • standpoint, we cannot help concluding that, although it
    • would be easy to point to a great deal that should be
    • seek, everywhere in the human organ, ism, the points at which
    • alongside the constructive ones. Yet at the point where these
    • Leibniz. If from this standpoint you consider
    • When we look at spiritual life from this standpoint, we can
    • ones. But that is not the point. What we work out, we can
    • in fourteen admirable points. It was shattered immediately it
    • fourteen abstract points — which were the product
    • essential point, however, is that in the first place capitalism
    • there, people pointed out various things in it that were
    • point must be noted, however: when Montesquieu in France
    • it is merely a division. He points out that the three sections
    • we can also point to the fact that the impulses which
    • contradictory at every point. It involves the repeated
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    • yourselves. But starting from this point there is something else you
    • but only reach the point where the blood streams enter the senses. Man
    • from their point of view — and all understanding for these things,
    • to a certain point and must then return, so mere physical enjoyment
    • must recede when it has reached a certain point. It will then come to
    • to give you at this turning point of the year is concluded.
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    • starting from this point, there is something else you can keep in
    • only reach the point where the blood streams enter the senses. Man
    • discoveries — highly-rated from their point of view —
    • degree, and just as a pendulum can only rise to a certain point and
    • has reached a certain point. It will then come to pass that when
    • give you at this turning point of the year is concluded.
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    • by way of preparation, I should like to point to a few
    • justifiable view of the world, in so far as it points man's
    • Western philosophy, one must point to the apex of his
    • he finally developed. That is the point, my dear friends; and
    • stand on a firm substantial point. On the other hand, a men is
    • starting-points of the Augustinian philosophy
    • Descartes again took up that point; he lived from 1596 to 1650,
    • he takes as his starting point, and in this perception he
    • simply takes the standpoint of St. Augustine.
    • particular point of time in human evolution acquires certain
    • standpoint, as I have often told you, if it were
    • so, from our point of view, we can look back on St. Augustine
    • standpoint, one must sharply look to this. — that he
    • belief that one can reach a firm standpoint in one's inner
    • shall speak further on this point in the next two lectures.
    • see how from the standpoint we have acquired to-day we can look
    • back at the standpoint of St. Augustine, how we can understand
    • Post-Atlantean age, because with especial sharpness he points
    • Ideal; and in this stream he seeks to find a firm point. St.
    • Augustine sought that firm point. To-day we only want to bring
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    • again. He should ever and again point out that wherever there
    • doesn't agree with the conditions. Here's the point at which
    • from the standpoint of today's customary culture pass judgment
    • matter of gaining the right standpoint for ourselves regarding
    • centuries—have come to these demands. At this point the
    • deviates from that, for it has pointed strongly to the beyond;
    • points of view other than the law of wages and self-interest.
    • A further high point in the strike movement was the miners'
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    • times. And at this point the human spirit is, in a sense,
    • philosophy of life, only directed, from the point of view of
    • rightly be described as disappointed.
    • this point of view, I have sought to understand the history of
    • stands at a critical turning point. So he says: “In God
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    • development, really point the way to the inner and therefore true
    • Let us consider for a moment the point at issue and we
    • life, who are quite different from each other in their points of
    • himself on the other hand up to the point where he comes into touch
    • points of view. The resultant pictures must also of course be
    • point of view, but rather scales the mountain and shows that it is
    • a tolerant investigation into the different standpoints of
    • still on one fixed point, but, in order to find truth, to climb
    • the secrets which lie there. Here Goethe is pointing out in Part II
    • points, if we are to look more deeply into Goethe's philosophy. We
    • deep significance every point and every fact has.
    • Now we come to a very significant point in the story. As
    • but we can now select only a few points. The Beautiful Lily is the
    • fruitfulness; in her garden flourish flowers, but only to the point
    • points this out significantly — what is hopeless is to be
    • Like the pointer of a great Sun-dial, he is held fast in the middle
    • in the Giant pointing to and harmonizing Time, and we see how
    • initiation up to the highest stages, to the point where the soul is
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    • particular point of view, and attempt to find the basic idea, the
    • figures, and in pointing out their correlation — just as the
    • soul-world clear. It has been already pointed out in the previous
    • opinion on them representing, more or less consciously, the point of
    • think they must put forward the purely scientific point of view
    • point of view just described. It is not my task here to speak for or
    • Russian psychologist Losski has pointed out the control of the will
    • of being developed to this point. We can also justifiably find
    • thought to such a point that we no longer think personally, but let
    • Eleusinian mysteries. Hence man must reach the point of purifying his
    • the nature of the thing. When he has reached the point where the
    • How that happens is pointed out in the course of the story.
    • knowledge-capacities. When he has reached this point, however, he is
    • error.’ Man must first be free, he must reach the point of
    • are lost and his soul is shrivelled. Hence Goethe points out that the
    • capable of becoming the point of agreement between two hostile
    • subterranean for external culture, he points out that to a
    • in the story itself, says Schiller, but he has also pointed out that
    • present point of a full-stop, and this is what explains the laws of
    • Perhaps Jacob Böhme has pointed out just this to him and made it
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    • thought of Goethe's life at this point of time — for he lived
    • standpoint.
    • been at the point of a denial of future life. In Herder he learnt
    • Herder who pointed out many depths in the riddles of life, and
    • was a man able to decide very quickly on any point laid before him;
    • soul so long before. From this point of view we cannot look too
    • beyond that point to which he has developed
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    • Goethe can point — from personal knowledge — to
    • It is pointed out to him what road he has to take till a physical
    • with Faust. He stands now at an important point in his inner
    • overcome, Goethe points out through Mephistopheles in such a way
    • One might say that Goethe points out with these words, more
    • which Goethe still wants to depict. So he shows Faust at the point
    • overcome. And again we see from a spiritual point of view deep,
    • Faust has become a selfless man up to a point. He has
    • if they are used in a quite special way. On this point Goethe has
    • he points out to us how that which is indescribable in material words
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    • hands, was expressed by saying: Venus works in me. Pointing out
    • From a certain point of view such an experience is perfectly
    • pointed out already, we are beginning once more to find it
    • so we have to point to a very early time in the ancient East,
    • a point in space to which memory attaches, nor are any longer
    • us now call to mind the point of time in human evolution when
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    • is? He can point to no sphere within which he can conceive of
    • of olden times. It is in point of fact always so in the course
    • Thus from a second point of view we see Europe and Asia set
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    • of lectures. Only we shall have to alter the standpoint somewhat.
    • know that from the standpoint of Spiritual Science we have to
    • this point in a physical existence that bore in it a strain of
    • You may read of this from a somewhat different point of view in
    • considerable clearness at what point he himself stood in the
    • period of civilisation at about the middle point of its
    • in fact, I dealt with all these matters from a certain point of
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    • the Hibernian pupils was carried to such a point that they had
    • the starting-point for the pupil of Ephesus.
    • point of fact it is only the writings that deal with logic or
    • starting-point for the teaching that Aristotle gave to
    • so it was that the pupil of Aristotle pointed Northwest
    • Earth; pointed South-West and said: There I feel the
    • Air-Spirits; pointed North-East and there beheld hover
    • especially the Spirits of the Earth; pointed South-East towards
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    • natural impulses. When Aristotle points Alexander to the
    • that is coupled with a name which from one point of view we
    • points of view to be considered.
    • preserved up to a certain point. And the two souls who dwelt
    • as its midmost point.
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    • present-day humanity is on the point of emerging into something
    • point is that we should recognise for each period the nature of
    • Eloquence were still appointed in some universities even as
    • From this point of view, we may gain a true understanding of
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    • From the spiritual point of view, all this is sheer nonsense.
    • certain point of time in the evolution of the Earth the
    • be pointed out that with the gradual dimming and darkening of
    • from this point the mineralised albumen is taken up by the
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    • in point of fact men of the old world, men of the old world who
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    • — as I emphasised from every possible point of view
    • beginning but of the beginning of a turning-point of worlds, to
    • At the turning-point of Time
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    • point of view, by means of the way we are then related to the
    • such judgment. It is only possible from the point of view of
    • sense-world; and from this point of view — I might say of
    • attain from a higher standpoint knowledge about sense-reality
    • standpoint of waking life, then he must strive to gain a
    • point of view which can in turn reveal something about the
    • deliberation, that it points to a spiritual activity of
    • course; but we must start from a definite point of view. So we
    • this way we finally reach the point where the thinking —
    • way I have described, we finally come to the point where we
    • is an important experience when we have reached the point of
    • mere intellect, merely in concepts. At a certain point abstract
    • point of all earth-evolution, the picture of the Mystery of
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    • placed in a definite point of time. How this permeation of the
    • it does seem to be so. At this point of time man help regarding his
    • this Duality up to a certain point; experiencing on the one hand
    • third Hierarchy, as I have pointed out, — in other words,
    • at a certain definite point of time; and that which to-day
    • Concerning this point, humanity to-day gives way to a colossal
    • under the surface; and, starting from this, I should like to point
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    • previously pointed out that it is due to spiritual initiation
    • which has its culminating point at Midsummer, for which the
    • has its culminating point at Christmas time, for which we
    • possibility of destroying from the standpoint of the soul the
    • is the starting point for the consciousness between death and
    • birth and death has its starting point in the merely
    • new birth has its starting point in the process of death. We
    • find that in reality — I have pointed to this before
    • physical. The important point is that man has no wish to
    • completely indifferent to all these points of view.
    • Yesterday I pointed this out in another connection —
    • new standpoint. Then men will begin to have an inkling of
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    • pointed out that this unity is founded within the whole
    • the spiritual-scientific point of view has to be so regarded,
    • itself. That point of view which is so eminent a
    • points I wished to bring forward in our studies today, in
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    • anthroposophical standpoint, we hold this principle, then
    • saying: This is my standpoint. In a moral sense this
    • insistence upon a standpoint is always bad. The essential
    • Therefore, from this point of view, especially relating to
    • great dangers to be found at this point should be
    • Anthroposophy be transformed? We must here touch upon a point
    • ought to foresee, a point of development which is far removed
    • we have not yet progressed beyond the instinctive standpoint.
    • might be raised at this point. But we shall only consider
    • closing our observations, there is one point which must be
    • could be said about virtue from the standpoint of
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    • Today I shall take as my point of departure something that
    • endeavor to point out the element in Goethe's life that
    • independent figures. They become Thumbling, Pointerling — I
    • From his earliest youth, everything pointed to a definite
    • points of view; the son's soul, too, absorbs these views. In
    • took its point of departure in mystical — one might say,
    • mystic-cabalistic — points of view. Even then he endeavored to
    • point to their busy schedules and call attention to the fact
    • that they have no time to read Goethe's works, one should point
    • the scrapings of his life. The Duke, likewise, did not appoint
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    • possible for each of us to gain viewpoints from the
    • illness that had brought him to the point of death. When the
    • points to a deeper interrelationship than the one the
    • tendencies but rather points to the connection between a man
    • same standpoint in the spiritual sphere as that occupied by the
    • Friederike Brion, but one must accept this from the viewpoint
    • feeling. Such a person comes to the point of saying to himself
    • I have already frequently pointed out that it is indicative of
    • of nature something that points toward remote horizons. It is, however,
    • be grasped from this point of view.
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    • reflections from another point of departure. In spiritual
    • sense, and approach it from various points and directions. When
    • the important point is to know how they are related to the
    • people will come to know what I am here pointing out on the
    • delicate. As I have pointed out in previous lectures, the rest
    • find a definite answer he pointed to the correct number in a
    • essential point is that the physical body of an animal —
    • this way with special vividness? Let us grasp this point
    • to an extensive patronage, had been appointed “professor of
    • have reached a point where an especially paradoxical fact comes
    • this point. This then flows on further and in the future Vulcan
    • We should then assume Saturn at this point.
    • point, I wanted to show you today how seed and flower are bound
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    • Christmas time is one of the most brilliant points of this
    • cosmic complex as it may at first appear. I pointed out that,
    • I pointed out that those processes that would correspond to
    • means of those points of view that may be developed through
    • work in the world. But the most essential point is something
    • can already point today, not merely abstractly but quite
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    • this to the point of view of vocational life represented here.
    • interpretation by pointing out that this age of ours which has
    • area, too, scientific development has arrived at a point where
    • point of view of scientific psychology looks upon a human life
    • four strings of a human being. However, general points of view
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    • Tubingen seminary, and so on. Now, the point that interested me
    • if we view the matter from a more comprehensive standpoint, we
    • point. They were quick to criticize the present system of
    • endeavors will be a point of departure for true energetic,
    • you will find, up to the thirtieth decimal point at least, the
    • thirtieth or fortieth decimal point in primeval times because
    • able to point out that our culture really has two origins: the
    • see, the important point is that what had brought death to this
    • point of view the books of Max Eyth are extraordinarily
    • and, if there is, it must be pointed out quite clearly that the
    • penetrate the secrets of occult existence. From this point of
    • the important point to bear in mind. Let us say that we have
    • toward one point, then another, and then to relate these two
    • points through one's perception. When we thus hit upon the
    • Well, that is just the point. When you pursue spiritual science
    • points in life that you must consider together, so that life
    • already pointed out
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    • again, from another point of view, to these truths of the
    • the scientific point of view that they become fully mature
    • this point has significance for the question of heredity.
    • Science must find the reasons why humans cease at this point to
    • without discussing many related things here, I wish to point
    • numerous points within modern evolution we find those whose
    • standpoint of repeated earthly lives. Because of their failure
    • pointed out
    • who belongs to an occult brotherhood, and pointed out the
    • tractable through being “appointed” to some post in the
    • was “appointed.” Everything that
    • are to be formed. I have already pointed out that the
    • have pointed out to you that Ku Hung Ming,
    • brilliant from the standpoint of the Chinese nature, but is it
    • and possibly designed to maneuver the people to a point where
    • obligated from the representative standpoint of spiritual
    • in his other environment, and at the right points, so as to be
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    • facts of life, and then fortifying our point of view with this
    • viewed from the most varied standpoints. Thus, we can attain to
    • single fact, can be viewed from many standpoints. I will relate
    • have frequently pointed this out.
    • this is the matter when it is reenacted from another point of
    • of heredity. What comes later must be referred to another point
    • lowest point — or, as the materialists might designate it, the
    • highest point — of materialistic thinking, feeling, and
    • animals differ from one another. That is the very point these
    • people wanted to make, and it was from this point of view that
    • animal to the point of causing him to lick the hand that
    • recently pointed out to you that modern humanity is cruel even
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    • conception. From our point of view, we must ask what the
    • we must understand that, from many points of view, the answer
    • moral point of view. They are considered only as a
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    • point in space and time. When we fix this in our minds, we
    • that at a definite point of time, as we have set forth in my book,
    • lower nature because this force, from the spiritual point of
    • and pointed out that in the period of materialism of the nineteenth
    • will continue to crucify Christ. It is from this point that our
    • example. I may already have pointed out in these lectures that
    • that it takes as its point of departure the relation between
    • people involved in the experiments were unable to pinpoint the
    • found because the deceased son points to it and describes it,
    • pinpointed. In short, in this book there seems to be compiled
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    • presented it from the most various points of view, and have
    • from so many points of view. Today, so that a certain basis
    • which I should particularly like to point.
    • the devil is appointed by God — according to the same
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    • from the standpoint of spiritual science. Nevertheless, we
    • we saw how first of all we have to point to man's head. In a
    • only this goes outside. From a certain standpoint
    • point of view as either ahrimanic or luciferic. The
    • from the cosmic point of view.
    • this from the human point of view, whereas the other was a
    • should very much welcome it if such knotty points were met
    • at the world from what is really a very narrow point of view,
    • what kind of world outlook has been produced out of the point
    • breached: But I have said enough on that point; its easiness
    • more this time from the modern point of view, referred to
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    • that point of time described in these lectures, the time at
    • possible answer. All this arises because since the point of
    • could only bring him to the point of seeing ever changing
    • shown that man's head points to the past whereas the
    • extremities man points to the future. This is entirely a
    • ourselves from a certain point of view another kind of
    • There lies the essential point. Goethe's concepts of
    • maintaining that from the point of view of pure logic my
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    • needs of consumption aseconomic starting points. Necessary
    • pointed out in my "Roots of the Social Question", that it is
    • I merely wish to point out, that Spirital Science, from the first,
    • suffering. Here is the point where Spiritual Science is
    • merely from the point of view of how much
    • have not really quite thought out where the point lies. The
    • point is, not to look at what is taking place at one
    • economy; and that is the point. There are a great many
    • reflect, that when one appoints an extra postman for picture
    • the things of practical life, there are two important points
    • unnecessary work. And that is the point. One must learn to
    • look at those points which are necessary and of importance;
    • point out, ... and here of course it is a question merely of
    • but I might point to the example of our Anthroposophical
    • ‘dictatorship.’ From the economic point of view,
    • depends from which point one starts working in economic life.
    • we might successfully bring it to the point, when from 10 to
    • Order, and often pointed out, that it Is a sign of
    • what the money stands for, — one must point out
    • evolution. I have often pointed in this connection to the
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    • point out once more, that, in face of the general situation
    • I pointed out
    • to many things, let me say. And here I should like to point
    • price-adjustment. I have often pointed out, that
    • impossible. The point about what you find in the Roots of the
    • to us, asking for information about some point or other. They
    • are always asking for information about this point or that.
    • pointed out instead, that the only kind of Spirit is the one
    • manner or that; it may all, from a certain point of view, be
    • standpoint as was expressed in the words I used when we first
    • see, very clearly marks out the point which is the important
    • weary of pointing out, again and again, the necessity of
    • element in our economic life. I pointed this out when I was
    • the Threefold Order, that we should take up a standpoint
    • it might be advisable, from a certain point of view, to alter
    • simply by not looking askance at each other! The point of the
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    • from its own viewpoint and it thinks it recognizes not only the
    • from the viewpoint of the science of spirit, in dealing with
    • idea of the path upon which he reaches a point where his
    • this point.
    • always been pointed out how something plays into the soul life
    • is just on this point that we can see that this kind of
    • That is the one point.
    • boundary. We have to start with these two points.
    • my starting point, and purely on the basis of observation
    • however, it is necessary to approach these two points that I
    • have just characterized as the border points of genuine
    • beyond the point it attains if simply left to its own natural
    • There is a further point I would like to mention. Not only must
    • this is a most important point. It is in fact just as important
    • therefore, in our inner training of the soul we reach the point
    • not the point. For the materialist who approaches the outer
    • also point to — modern science and the science of spirit
    • point to the same fact. Looking at the human being as a head
    • have here a starting point for a rigorous scientific
    • twenty-five years ago I pointed out in my Philosophy of
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    • aspects of this evolution from this viewpoint quite well. He
    • feeling bitter disappointment. This is because Lamprecht's
    • misunderstood I would point out that I am anything but an
    • It is particularly important from one viewpoint because Wilson,
    • important point: the most important questions were those of the
    • paragraphs that, from a superficial viewpoint could
    • the real point. Wilson says many excellent things. But compare
    • instinctive feeling for this when he pointed out how closely
    • would like to take as my starting point the fact that Karl
    • there is an important turning point that begins roughly about
    • purely spiritual viewpoint and of acquiring insight into the
    • in that he pointed out that the forces of one epoch are taken
    • after several people had pointed out to him that his fourteen
    • already, but laws which penetrate the human soul to the point
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    • point the recognition that his being is spiritual. For it is
    • man really is and come to a point where this is possible. This
    • knowledge from a particularly human viewpoint, that is, he was
    • grasped this point where we live solely within our inner
    • point in the development of our soul through these exercises we
    • scientist of spirit is aware at this important point in his
    • on the soul when it reaches the point I have just been talking
    • spirit in the past also reached the point referred to here,
    • an objective, spirit-soul viewpoint.
    • point but rather can take himself with him into this other
    • point we have to develop our thinking, to separate the power
    • our will, especially when seen from the scientific viewpoint,
    • present. Our thinking, which has been developed to the point
    • so we must admit that, from one viewpoint at least, what Du
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    • starting point for genuine research. Having learned about the
    • point that life provides, just as the powers of the child have
    • introductory lecture it must be sufficient to point out
    • concentration, one becomes able to say at a certain point of
    • certain point one knows that one is no longer thinking with the
    • see, the one who speaks from anthroposophical points of view
    • cannot point to abstract conceptions which prove through
    • point: Anyone who remembers an earthly event has perhaps a
    • starting point. At first we have the thought: we intend to
    • ordinary life, and I will return to this point. Not in the
    • and which have their point of departure particularly in our
    • this way I have reached the point where I can describe how
    • I must point out how man becomes transparent for knowledge in
    • Finally, to mention a few other areas, I would like to point
    • anthroposophical point of view.
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    • viewpoint it happens to come, usually construct their own
    • further points can be added to what I have been saying about
    • regarded very much from the viewpoint of an admirer of
    • 19th century, a viewpoint which enables one to realize that the
    • starting point, and gradually coming to a particular kind of
    • certain point in our childhood development, we begin to use the
    • I would like to point out at the start that what we call the
    • can also be looked at from another viewpoint. Goethe never
    • constantly to bear upon this image he gets to the point where
    • century and in the first half of the 19th century, pointed out,
    • — this consciousness points to something beyond itself.
    • that we reach the point of not only saying: This opinion is
    • taken from different points. We learn now to immerse ourselves
    • like to point out how Eduard von Hartmann worked in this
    • Eduard von Hartmann really pointed instinctively to what the
    • philosophical viewpoint, if it really remains philosophical
    • from a spiritual viewpoint, and naturally enough the scientists
    • refuted. It was shown how from the viewpoint which a
    • has marshaled from the scientific viewpoint against
    • points of time and also to carry ourselves back beyond the time
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    • His opinion was that from a physiological point of view
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    • diverse points of view we have brought forward the reason why
    • from humanity, and we can point almost exactly to the time in
    • already from other points of view. To-day we can say that
    • point of view the catastrophe of the World War which has just
    • infinitely interesting from this point of view to read the
    • everything which develops in the West as the stand-point of
    • it always refers him to the standpoint of utility, which can
    • standpoint, and an the other he rejects the merely ethical
    • standpoint. You see, this ethical standpoint had once already
    • another form. And so although this ethical standpoint of the
    • Now the point
    • biology from this point of view. If you read Goethe's
    • evolution, and brought in the Utilitarian-standpoint, the
    • utilitarian standpoint would pour out over the West,
    • cleverness in the utilitarian standpoint, a caricature of the
    • Spiritual element from the utilitarian standpoint, etc., etc.
    • way,to read this stuff, but from another point of view, it is
    • from quite opposite points of view. But their points of view
    • their different points of view!
    • will enter further into the view-point; it is not so much a
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    • point of view this connection between man and the entire
    • will keep this in mind to-day from one particular point of
    • the earthly point of view, is also the view presented to our
    • essential point of evolution, for that plays its part within
    • described from a certain point of view in the last lecture as
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    • knowledge. And it has been pointed out. how completely,
    • from the point of view of reality.
    • criticised from the ordinary point of view. I can assure you
    • except my being laughed down, It is not the point today to
    • the words and sentences sound the same. The point is from
    • to those who speak to people from the standpoint of some
    • given pointed, very pointed emphasis. Here in this sphere are
    • now at a point of time where knowledge concerning the
    • point of view. This is why human beings now are so forsaken
    • sufficiently point to how necessary it is today to remind men
    • to a certain point. But the picture of a physical man is
    • the point of view of external conditions. When we take note
    • they are indeed complete creations from the earthly point of
    • important point for me is never to make any particular thing
    • transition. The point in question is to uphold spiritual
    • the most various points of view. It is only by this that we
    • much, will be learnt from the kind of thing I made my point
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
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    • not the point. What is of importance is this: from which
    • the standpoint of the religious beliefs and creeds. So there
    • scientific point of view, both are quite different from the
    • human body. It has passed the highest point of forward
    • they had brought him to a point where a figure or image of
    • bringing him up to the point at which he has been since the
    • particular point of view. It is for this reason that at the
    • clearly and definitely pointed out. For if, there were nobody
    • this is a point of tremendous significance in the life of
    • social impulse at that point of time when it is necessary for
    • interested in bringing men to a certain point of perfection.
    • natural science. The point I want to make is this; that we
    • the spiritual world. Let us be sure about this point. It is
    • that means that we may find a starting point for an
    • only got to the point of saying: Oh yes, I am in agreement
    • working in evolution, have got men to a point where he
    • friends present. For it has never been a point with me to
    • spiritual Beings, who brought humanity to the point where he
    • put from as many different points of view as possible —
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    • the moment from the point of view of universal history, it
    • years, from the standpoint of spiritual science, the question
    • real content. As a matter of fact we are just at that point
    • moving. But what I mean here is not that. I want to point out
    • that point. Therein can be found a guarantee, a proof, that
    • passes on to different points in universal, in cosmic space.
    • the standpoint of another pole of our being in a certain
    • considerably. 'hen we really have got to the point where we
    • then, at the same time we get to a point where we are able
    • found at a particular point of time it is not there. But then
    • repeatedly said that up to a certain point, everyone
    • several different points of view. I have intimated that we
    • diametrically opposite points of view.
    • changes from the point of view of thee external world. Old
    • again come to a point where they can understand life in its
    • different point of space. Suppose you travel from Stuttgart
    • point, that is organic thinking in contradistinction to
    • point of view result.
    • a point of view. It is not enough merely to bring forward
    • order that from the point of view of a true charity one may
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    • century man's life of soul has gradually come to the point of
    • pointed to nine, and the other a little past ten, and these
    • the external point of view. And here, in parenthesis, let me
    • highest kingdom of Nature are the point from which the Divine
    • from a more elementary point of view. Philosophers have
    • together. We must reach the point of being able to recognise
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    • not pert we shall feel disappointed. It goes without saying
    • disappointment, must call for a special sphere of life to be
    • often contains truths very important from the point of view
    • to inner movement, to move from one point to another. If we
    • sculptor makes use of that point where the sense of touch is
  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • seership in the sense of Spiritual Science. There are points
    • feel obliged to adduce against the spiritual-scientific point
    • Expressionist, is not the important point. A certain
    • perception is quite different. The essential point to realise
    • point is to understand what is meant by genuine seership.
    • standpoint of super-sensible knowledge, becomes a domain
    • perception. From without inwards, he comes to the point where
    • by introducing illustrations at some particular point. A man
    • point our own balance or equilibrium is inserted into the
    • central point of the body coinciding with the line of
    • the point where nerve-currents and blood-currents meet. The
    • sometimes feel disappointed; instead of finding ready answers
    • indicates the point at which we are standing in our cultural
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    • At the turning point of time
  • Title: Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
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    • the grain of wheat from the point of view of the food-value of wheatmeal.
    • of the grain of wheat from the point of view of wheat as a means of
    • utilitarian standpoint and want to make this the essential aim of science
    • will investigate the grain of wheat from the chemical point of view
    • like men who investigate a grain of wheat from the point of view of
    • At this point, my dear
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    • anthroposophical standpoint, we hold this principle, then
    • saying: This is my standpoint. In a moral sense this
    • insistence upon a standpoint is always bad. The essential
    • Therefore, from this point of view, especially relating to
    • great dangers to be found at this point should be
    • Anthroposophy be transformed? We must here touch upon a point
    • ought to foresee, a point of development which is far removed
    • we have not yet progressed beyond the instinctive standpoint.
    • might be raised at this point. But we shall only consider
    • closing our observations, there is one point which must be
    • could be said about virtue from the standpoint of
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    • the most varied points of view, we are compelled to elucidate
    • to tell them, from His divine point of view, something about
    • understanding to the point where it can grasp the fact that
    • important points from which we might draw further conclusions.
    • of Golgotha, it has come today to the point of time where human
    • Mankind has reached a point in regard to the comprehension of
    • appointed by the church to say something about it know the
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    • able to point to such facts: to facts of a spiritual nature
    • pointed out and described where those personalities had sat who
    • explicable from such a point of view. He was one of those
    • concerning whom it could not easily be pointed out that he
    • point of spiritual-scientific comprehension and knowledge
    • viewpoint a perspective far into the future. And we know how
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    • the Point of View of Anthroposophy
    • from the point of view of a truly spiritual knowledge will be
    • here, that has arisen from valid points of view, can absolutely
    • natural sciences actually climbed and arrived at the point of
    • Now the point of view here submitted wants
    • scientific methods set down, but not just to those points from
    • maintain a reasonable point of view, we do not attribute the
    • point of view of the Guardian's judgement. If such a thing is
    • then perhaps also possible to some extent from a higher point
    • dream from the standpoint of wakefulness?
    • scientific point of view that I have here asserted now shows
    • Now in order to take such a point of view
    • point of view that I had won for myself I had not brought into
    • says: “Well, I have this point of view. What appears to
    • me to be true from this point of view is true; what appears to
    • me to be false from this point of view is false. Through this
    • point of view that I once won for myself, I am the sovereign
    • the child, so must it be presumed that from the standpoint of
    • and if one looks at this properly it is already pointing
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • viewpoint — with subjects such as burning social problems
    • that points to significant aspects of humanity's evolution,
    • no point in devoting themselves to something which seems to
    • provides, discover only disappointment. By contrast,
    • another. Another point of great interest was the way the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • point to be taken seriously: “Blood is a very special
    • point out that as blood invigorates and sustains human life,
    • physiological, or any other natural scientific point of view,
    • Spiritual science has often pointed to the fact that human
    • points out that blood is the last to develop in an organism.
    • investigator points to a real definite entity. The natural
    • beings remain as they are. But, as spiritual science points
    • reached the point where the being of humans can be understood
    • man's evolution up to this point, we notice that we are
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    • perfect phase in human life. This viewpoint is rather remote
    • body. At this point the onlooker not only experiences
    • being. At a certain point spiritual research differs
    • these have reached a certain point in their evolution, the
    • discovered many points of reference in this field. However,
    • just a verbal definition; what it points to happens all the
    • point where a simple living creature is penetrated by a beam
    • pain. An important philosopher has pointed out that an
    • back to the point where suffering evolves and becomes
    • suffering in one life point to wrong done in former lives.
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    • science points to the fact that there are highly developed
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    • up to a point; in certain areas it is mainly the ether body
    • the “I.” From the viewpoint of spiritual science,
    • spiritual-scientific viewpoint, you will realize that the
    • speak, mainly from the physiological viewpoint, about the
    • moment of birth; at that point the maternal body is, as it
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    • science points back to a time when human beings inhabited
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Insanity from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science.
    • terms only point to symptoms. No one can become insane by
    • from a materialistic viewpoint to come to any conclusive
    • from a spiritual scientific viewpoint, has much of interest
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    • points to universal issues that unite the individual with the
    • meaningless suppositions was pointless. The most significant
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    • is all too easily misunderstood. The real meaning points to
    • point of view of the eye, we must say that they fulfill their
    • family likeness. Traits and characteristics pointing to the
    • take note of this fact from the point of view of spiritual
    • human life is surveyed from a higher viewpoint, it is
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    • reach a point where knowledge attainable only through
    • lay more emphasis on one point or another, according to the
    • roots are sunk into the ground, pointing towards the centre
    • the famous natural scientist, is not the first to point out
    • root points towards the centre of the earth; human beings
    • downward, the human being the upward pointing section of the
    • the significant point is that this exchange takes place
    • world, points to something said by Paracelsus to which I have
    • the nose. By meditatively sinking into this point one learns
    • eye, or into the point above the root of the nose, human
    • pointed out, one's spirit must widen until it encompasses the
    • words can be spoken not only from the highest point of view,
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    • spiritual-scientific viewpoint is impermissible. Other
    • from a higher point of view impossible.
    • viewpoint. No seeker after Truth of the nineteenth century
    • and points back to a primordial time when not only the arts
    • at this point inserted in the music. No human ear could fail
    • spoken at this point are most significant:
    • you in concepts that point to a greater perspective. A figure
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    • scientific point of view, it will be easiest if, in our
    • scientific viewpoint.
    • pointed out by today's critics?
    • himself a Christian by people with orthodox viewpoints. These
    • greater detail from the viewpoint of spiritual science, and
    • At this point
    • from the viewpoint of initiation and understanding of the
    • refer to? He points to the deepest and most significant
    • what appears to live in human beings as a mere point , aa a
    • astral bodies. It appears as a mere point to which we say:
    • transcript of this lecture ends at this point.)
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    • which point to the future can work through. He continually placed
    • impulse took place along with the great turning point [of history].
    • first point I want
    • working group who holds to a different viewpoint, but only if he has
    • point gave Dr. Gösch the opportunity for a psychological
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    • which interests them from the historical standpoint, then they
    • point of view attribute to man himself his instincts and
    • are modern spectres pointing towards the future, spectres which
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    • initiations into the Mystery of the Spirit pointed to the
    • form of egoism, will be raised to the heart. At this point
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    • which points to the real essence of the world.
    • we study the vegetable kingdom from the standpoint of
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    • the anthroposophical point of view, as we have done before, we first
    • we have to look at the kidney system as the starting point of the watery,
    • which hardens the forms and makes them pointed and rigid. In
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    • from a different point of view.
    • receives, as nourishment driven to the point where it is taken up into
    • driven to the point where they are killed. Then we get approximately
    • which points directly towards the spirit, for which the spleen is the
    • his disappointment that this, which was being worked out inside the
    • of the world. Otherwise one generally has just an egotistic point of
    • points towards something that present-day mankind sorely needs. Men
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    • wisdom of oldest time has always pointed to this important transition.
    • today's point of view in regard to health and illness, you will find
    • among Arabian physicians, a point of view which is altogether —
    • Imaginations. And we must be clear that we simply must reach the point
    • shifted. This is the point: that the children get the conception in
    • upon from an inner vantage point.
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    • the machine to the point where even the duties of the cogs are
    • human life is in a kind of central position, a point of balance
    • pointer or gnomon — and there was a shadow there
    • — always pointed to 1. The clock was so arranged that the
    • pointer literally always indicated 1 at sunset. That is to say,
    • pointer showed on what day Easter fell, despite it being
    • Here we have a case in point. You could ask whether it was the
    • say that the chauffeur was guilty at all from a higher point of
    • seems somewhat paradoxical. I have pointed out that in the
    • say that we get to the point where we link together the events
    • things happen on the physical plane we actually reach the point
    • point where I completely eliminate the chauffeur's free will,
    • be perceived. I am pointing to something that goes very
    • present on the physical plane are, from the point of view
    • various points of view, and we will speak of still further
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    • are back at our starting point again. The strange thing is that
    • return again and again to the same point. We will have more to
    • though this point is of no further interest to us, for those
    • It might be pointed out that Goethe himself refers to the fact
    • starting point for a favorable karma. One might indulge in such
    • lies the very point we must take to heart and examine closely,
    • have to point out to the reader that this notorious
    • to point out how extremely difficult it is to form a judgment
    • from the human and the cosmic standpoint. Why is this so? It is
    • point of view for a spiritual scientist. He learns to
    • events. For these lead us directly to the point where we always
    • this different point of view. Looked at from outside, a boulder
    • us interrupt these thoughts at this point today and continue
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    • was appointed. And things ran their course until one day it
    • of the same style as the first two was appointed in his place.
    • lives! That is impossible, isn't it? And that is not the point,
    • point is that if things are judged in a superficial way
    • point and that the driver's belated arrival was actually part
    • we can only follow the chain of causes up to a certain point.
    • In nature, too, we can only follow it up to a certain point,
    • point freedom certainly ceased to exist, for of course he
    • from an objective standpoint. This is obvious, isn't it? So we
    • plunges straight into action. At a certain point in his life,
    • hypochondria and his failings at all, he will get to the point
    • our starting point, we shall be able to get a little further
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    • point of view we can say lightly, “Well, we try to
    • all the points that should be considered. For just imagine, if
    • What is taking place today is in turn the starting point of
    • point for endless misunderstandings. We will have to go to the
    • dimmed. The whole point of punishment is to awaken forces in
    • successful, there the point is that we ourselves can
    • have come to the point of being able to let it enter the stream
    • One can look at Goethe from a more developmental point of view,
    • waves: emptiness — a state of fullness to the point of
    • artistic sphere only, and then only from the human point of
    • expectations, even to the point of failure, and regard it to be
    • to do that. But if you look at the matter from the point of
    • develop our consciousness to the point where we reach the gate
    • have now come back to our starting point. If we tried with our
    • important thing to realize is that from a certain point in the
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    • and that we come to the point of naming it actually tell us
    • beings have come to the point where they see the outer world
    • will reach the point where they will have only the very
    • deteriorating to the point of paralysis, a powerful will,
    • this point, however, we encounter a hypothesis that used to be
    • points the way from the external body to the human I.
    • through the very fact that we bring thinking to the point where
    • extremely difficult to avoid, and I will point out just one of
    • valid only if one can point to its physical counterpart, and
    • can easily point out that this is no great logic but proper
    • whales through logic alone, could you? Pointing to the reality
    • to point to external reality. But this is only true for
    • consists in, or can be proved by, the fact that one can point
    • in which he wants particularly to point out that we
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    • purely from the point of view of language? We have in these
    • a principle—“I take a certain standpoint on
    • secondly “standpoint”. Consider this ghost of a
    • “standpoint”. It has generated greatly already in
    • out of a certain standpoint” then the compositor
    • something from a standpoint”. To speak in concrete
    • standpoint”, and thereby say something concrete but
    • when one speaks of seeing a thing from a standpoint—for
    • one sees something from a point on which he stands; a little
    • piece of a point! Now, a little piece of a point is surely a
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    • question from out of a Spiritual Scientific standpoint. For
    • so to speak, the culminating point of abstract spiritual
    • rights-state is, as I recently pointed out, such a one as is
    • separate, as has been shown you from various points of
    • up to a certain point. This acquisition of several languages
    • different points of view from which one can indicate a member
    • that is the point of view from which we as Germans indicate
    • proceeds from various points of view. And this impulse to
    • applies. The point is that we do not think that when someone
    • language we have something that particularly points to the
    • have already pointed out, is what, fundamentally, can be the
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • the world not only from the point of view of land frontiers; the world
    • from the point of view of frontiers is also discussed among men today,
    • Particularly where this point is concerned it is above all necessary
    • of the churches. There are people who have remained at the standpoint of
    • to dwell on one particular point, though some of you may say it is too
    • Catholic men you will find, in all passages where a certain point comes
    • Catholics. In passing I should like to point out that I am not at all
    • still taking the standpoint that must be taken in Spiritual Science.
    • philosophical literature one point will always confront you, a point
    • is the point that always comes into evidence when there is question
    • and man. They raise the point that the animal gets no further than the
    • Whoever an this point keeps
    • training on this decisive, fundamentally decisive, point, the distinction
    • And in point of fact he was quite right. There is no doubt that he hit
    • has schooled his thinking to the point of being able to grasp the whole
    • matter from the point of view of Spiritual Science, there the whole
    • understood. In their stream of development men have come to the point
    • Last time indeed I pointed
    • from the point of view of a spiritual horizon, whereas their judgment
    • attention to the same fact from a different point of view, as follows.
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    • and especially a propos where the kind of considerations now in point
    • world, making it necessary at present for man to take a new standpoint
    • and with the rest of mankind. Yesterday we pointed out how much must
    • I pointed out yesterday
    • has no need to misjudge other spiritual streams. From this standpoint
    • I said that on certain points, compared with many of the statements
    • attacks, including those, for example. from the standpoint of the Catholic
    • spoken about this point. You know how I have said that the only wad
    • man would go beyond the ordinary point of human endeavour, and develop
    • constantly having attention drawn to them. It is pointed out that John
    • given up to unprofitable conceptions of science, at a definite point
    • on the path of human evolution. At this point we can no longer speak
    • I have already drawn attention to this from another point of view. [
    • honest from their point of view, but the force with which they hold
    • in face of the necessity belonging to this turning point of time. The
    • Granada. The Curia appointed him as Pro al Vicar of
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    • side on what becomes so enigmatical if looked at from the points of
    • be described by pointing to the way in which an on-rolling spiritual
    • matter stands. My explaining what I have just been describing one points
    • I have often spoken to you of the fact from another point of view by
    • from the one you get on looking from the standpoint of life between
    • in sleep. This used to happen. This is just the great crossing point
    • is then seen from only a false point of view. It was Rousseau who held
    • the next point and then again to make a further step. Isn't it so? You
    • calculates, reckons, breaks the thread of thought at any point, calculates
    • about what is venerable, but from every point of view it must be indicated
    • At this point man will be able to become clear about the life of mankind
    • and wishing to live in it up to some point or other. This is something
    • for understanding rightly what is said from the standpoint of Spiritual
    • or of very little use. We have really to go into these fins points,
    • sphere, so largely around us today, two standpoints can be put forward
    • of these standpoints is that of reason, the second being the standpoint
    • what a prosy rationalist! He judges purely from the standpoint of reason.
    • reason, and what is done out of sympathy he condemns from the point
    • or other of the two standpoints can be chosen according to convenience,
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    • these things from a point of view from which I have touched on them
    • very point that our contemporaries have terribly much to learn; in this
    • very point again our contemporaries do not fall in with what must be
    • say just on this point that even with any amount of bungling around
    • else if we are to speak about things from a certain point of view. What
    • There is naturally no point
    • human nature is fundamentally weighed down by evil—from the standpoint
    • the personal, accustomed standpoint. This is what must above all be
    • points of view. Now it will not be superfluous, from certain aspects,
    • because I want to point to the necessity for earnestness, dignity, and
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    • from this anthroposophical research? From very various points of view
    • a physical event of the physical world. But only recently I have pointed
    • Now I have also pointed
    • out to you something that, when looked at purely from the point of view
    • We could speak of this point in paradox—had men not taken upon
    • the Mystery of Golgotha gives this picture—that at a certain point
    • the contemplation, of nature to the crowning point of her edifice—the
    • mankind had not come to the point of having done with these two main
    • divine. Both of these, however, had reached their highest point of development.
    • outer form both had in man's view reached the highest point and there
    • was no higher point to be gained. And now world-evolution actually resulted
    • point, but at the same time as these impulses are approaching the highest
    • point, others are descending to the lowest depths. There are always
    • can be represented from the most varied standpoints. We have already
    • at this point because the pendulum cord is in exact opposition to the
    • can put it thus, that had a man been able, at the point in our reckoning
    • is what had to be done, or would have had to be done at that point of
    • Recently I have expatiated on this fact from another point of view.
    • come to a comparatively high point. They absorbed into their still primitive
    • culture epoch. Take any point of the fourth post-Atlantean culture stage,
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    • understanding on this point we must first be permeated by the knowledge
    • Now from that point of
    • time, from that critical point, there had to arise a strengthening of
    • was repeated. Yet in Goetheanism man still had not come to the point
    • point: I think I may say that, at the time the last traces were to be
    • It cannot be said that mankind have yet reached a high point in their
    • into his soul. If we regard Faust from the point of view of
    • if we look from the point of view of the greatness that would have lived
    • as a man who placed things beside one another. For from a higher standpoint
    • to throw light on to the fairy tale from the standpoint of Spiritual
    • have already pointed to the fact that the Christ spirit united itself
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    • and so you have no tool which can help you pin-point a single
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    • point. In this rebellion against the four faculties, this grope
    • must be pointed out that in both, specific human dangers are
    • point, we will never understand Goethe's nature observation.
    • point of his development arrives at the trivial: “In the
    • “Faust” from the standpoint of taking everything
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    • scientific striving which is pointed out in Anthroposophy,
    • point” — a saying which should be taken to heart:
    • you back at this point is basically a loss for the soul.
    • the question arises: can we reach this point of self-knowledge
    • disappointment before, now you accept this calmly, having been
    • as more than just a point. This “I” we
    • because there it is spread out but is condensed in a few points
    • flowing into the theory of occult science. Opinions and points
    • point of view because all observations are like images
    • originating from different points of view, which are as varied
    • the one side is the image of the materialistic standpoint, then
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    • the point of view of Anthroposophy for which we intend to work. It would
    • from a purely intellectual standpoint.
    • the North-East from any point around the hill on which the Goetheanum
    • produce the right effect from the different points of view in the neighbourhood.
    • it only shows that he is not judging of the Building from the standpoint
    • consider it from an artistic point of view, but merely an imitative
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    • humanity. The outward forms point to this something that is new in the
    • and that nomenclature is from a certain standpoint justifiable. But
    • and its points directed downwards appears to be growing larger, and
    • to one thing. Just now when we have passed the middle point and we look
    • one. This is a point which must be quite clearly stated. If you follow
    • you will feel yourself forced from a certain point onward. Through this
    • that I have often pointed out If we follow the principles of evolution
    • Here you see the last pillar and the point where the great cupola impinges
    • point of the two cupolas, where the architrave of the big cupola impinges
    • again pointed out. This glass house (and I have called it a glass house
    • us that we shall escape from the, narrow personal points of view and
  • Title: The Building at Dornach (Bn/GA 289): Lecture III: Lecture 3
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    • been made in accordance with that artistic point of view referred to,
    • of the smaller dome, as far as possible, the influence of this point
    • point is that we understand that this current of civilisation crust
    • a physical point of view, man is not that simple growing being that
    • viewed physiologically, from the point of view of the physical body.
    • From the point of view of
    • the point of view of the spirit: man is continually seeking the balance
    • which one merely enquired its significance, in the central point of
    • on the point, it is for me a fact, that the Christ Jesus who walked
    • like to point out — is very difficult for the paint-brush or chisel
    • the point of view of Anthroposophy should be accurately brought to the
    • centre-point of our considerations and of our feeling within our anthroposophical
    • a turning-point the evolution of humanity has arrived in the present
    • of thing must continually be pointed out. And the time must certainly
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    • well as a starting point for more thorough deliberations
    • from a spiritual and from an external, material point of
    • as absolute nonsense, yet, even from the point of view of
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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    • that no one has taken it from a spiritual point of view. It
    • in this way, nothing is irrelevant from a spiritual point of
    • I will here point out that there are still mistakes in
    • Wonderfully to the point is this jolt down
    • this. He has already brought Faust to the point of having
    • free-thinkers point of view to make fun of Goethes's
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • point out this coldness, though it was a long way from being
    • this reason I have been pointing out how Spiritual Science is
    • for example, and to say: This human head is, from one point
    • it is just this to which Goethe wants so vigorously to point.
    • has made infinitely greater progress. Here is the point where
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IV: Faust and the "Mothers"
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    • contains a kind of culminating point of all that is spiritual
    • the matter appear from Mephistopheles' point of view? We must
    • to point out to the world that there is a spiritual kindom,
    • earth — of which I have already spoken from another point
    • its special impress and had its appointed place.
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    • thing is clearly indicated at several points in my Mystery
    • are having to experience Evil have found a standpoint which
    • repeatedly drawn attention to this from quite other. points
    • point? We are confronted with the whisperings of an
    • more. He points to the esoteric legend of Helena, — of
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • to receive the spiritual impulses will then find points of
    • resistance; he will find the starting-points for those
    • to mind the Oedipus-drama up to this point.
    • to point this out, to show how Helena herself stands in
    • the Spiritual World. This is a point where the great riddle
    • it is true, but the point is that Paris only becomes fully
    • Freedom. And if so be, at any given point of time, among the
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    • from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
    • from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
    • the artistic point of view about the scenes from
    • standpoint of art, but from quite another point of view. It
    • pointing to definite knowledge that not until the middle of
    • creature points us back to his creators, his spiritual
    • that this circle represents man at a given point in his
    • I have also pointed out there the hazardous side of such
    • artistic standpoint but am relating to “Faust” a
    • had arisen — Helen only supplied the point of contact
    • the point of view of our waking consciousness, we speak here
    • Goethe points at the same time very clearly to their
    • question of proceeding from Homunculus to Homo, the point is
    • Seismos are doing it is pointed out that man has found his
    • point of view, most modern ideas are confused. They can only
    • it is fully developed, something which points to earlier
    • into waking consciousness, the Oread points out that a
    • this world, Goethe still points us to a third. And just as it
    • certain respect, Goethe already points to the world we also
    • would point to through Spiritual Science. Only, he does so in
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night
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    • I pointed out how man exists in states of consciousness
    • I pointed out
    • Dryads point out the Phorkyads to Mephistopheles, we are
    • convictions. For Goethe has put this point beautifully into
    • clearly in this scene Goethe actually points to all these
    • Instead of pointing men unreservedly to the reality of evil,
    • as Spiritual Science must do. Goethe points to the reality of
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • that is, to point out how really it is only possible rightly
    • Goethe's spiritual life if this is done from the standpoint
    • unspiritual standpoint we can naturally never find in
    • at it from the point of view of spiritual Science.
    • appearance of colors from the point of view of physics. do,
    • complete scheme for phyccs from this point of view. In this
    • your attention to this so as to point you to a right
    • point of view by always returning to Nature, the hymn
    • I have pointed again and again, in a way that today arouses
    • induces us to say: nothing here points to the spirit! This is
    • that points to the spirit, because it does not interest him.
    • of Christianity points to an all-embracing human society, and
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
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    • when wishing to lead Faust to the highest point of
    • physical world is thought out to the highest point of
    • external point of view they are simply ocean-deities. The
    • as three lights cast their beams on a point — a circle
    • standpoint of Goethe's own conception of the world, we may
    • point to the Representative of Man, surrounded by, and in
    • even to the point of prophetic clairvoyance; and he makes
    • world. It is not very easy to speak on this point, because of
    • permeated by spirit, we reach the point when we realise that
    • standpoint of Spiritual Science, he knows, however, that this
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    • form that, regarded merely from the theatrical standpoint,
    • the main points of what was said yesterday about all that is
    • here is put into external form. I will, however, point out
    • ancient times wished to point, in the Mystery of the Kabiri,
    • half of man's becoming which in its turn points to the
    • though not to the point of giving him credit for being able
    • Thales point to the retinue of the moon approaching on little
    • course of natural phenomena to the point where, as he so
    • side, from the standpoint of supersensible knowledge —
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    • goal over all hindrances, disappointments and disillusions.
    • these two feelings must find a crossing-point from a passive
    • life, I pointed out how luciferic and ahrimanic periods
    • point of view. What would man have become had he just been
    • point of view of drama, how great is the moment when in the
    • dear friends, it is not surprising that, from a certain point
    • strive to grow out of what today is the typical point of view
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    • come to this supersensible perception there is a point of view,
    • dream but from a point of view which may perhaps be from
    • order to realize the illusion of the dream from the point of
    • point of view of waking; the dreamer imagines the content of
    • point of not bothering with that which is present in him as
    • point you here to an activity of soul which must absolutely be
    • one lives just as one gets to the point of developing the
    • reality to the point that it cannot happen to him that he
    • memory tableau of one's earthly life up to this point, to that
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    • know, at the central point of all religious thought and
    • This is connected to something else. At this point people had
    • From these viewpoints we will understand how this great
    • right way. Repeatedly it is pointed out that bodies prosper
    • on the physical plane. In the correct way it is pointed out
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    • ripping off blossoms can naturally from a certain point of view
    • undergoing pleasure. From various points of view it looks
    • different. A person may consider for example, from a standpoint
    • in the central point of the earth. The plant is absolutely not
    • Being who had been up to that point on the sun, united himself
    • with the earth. Thus we may point out this important moment of
    • points with these deep words to the innermost, to the soul of
    • the people on our earth were subject to an important point in
    • Atlantean development. At this midpoint the people would, if a
    • materialistic point of view will say this is superstitious but
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    • approached from the theosophical point of view, since from one
    • standpoint the “gospel” derived from Haeckel's
    • investigation of such questions from the scientific point of
    • and which were bound to run their appointed course. We have to
    • Materialism points to Darwin's book,
    • hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions
    • weak points. They are there, perhaps, but that is beside the
    • point. What is of importance is that the obvious should for
    • “If we study man from the point of view of natural
    • from your point of view, just as right as the blind man would
    • colour. We make no objection to the standpoint of natural
    • remain stationary at the point of view he occupies to-day; that
    • who can grasp Goethe's meaning from this point of view will be
    • theosophy. Du Bois-Reymond has pointed to the fact that the
    • From the physical standpoint theosophy also acknowledges the
    • hypothetical animal. Yet the truth is that at all those points
    • theosophical point of view, the facts he has elucidated in so
    • qualities will vanish. Taken from the higher point of view, one
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    • years past, we have had to draw attention to a certain point of
    • certain point, and the moon at another, followed by Mercury,
    • standpoint. It was indeed quite true, how these people felt and
    • rich contents of inner life. They pointed to a life of soul
    • to point out that man should make himself independent of such
    • the Consciousness Soul). When we point to such things today it
    • when a man sees a shadow, he knows the shadow points to some
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    • particular man would be in a key position when matters came to a point
    • very few people indeed realise the point of greatest significance,
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    • man lives between death and a new birth from many different points of
    • And now comes another important point in the life between death and a
    • standpoint of life between death and a new birth what we encounter in
    • vantage-point, know that the experience arising in the period between
    • people, is only explicable when studied from such points of view. He
    • Divine-spiritual. Man stands to-day at a critical point where he must
    • social life of the present day points clearly to the necessity for
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    • with thorns and pointed, tapering petals, repeating: “That is a
    • From the vantage-point of your Northern peninsula you will be able to
    • abstract theorists, who view the whole world from the standpoint of
    • standpoint of life between birth and death, but also from the
    • standpoint of life between death and a new birth; we must be mindful
    • point of view of man's eternal life, of man's immortality.
    • in the subconscious region of the soul. I have pointed out to you that
    • standpoint, to say to you what a man says to his fellow-beings on this
    • anthroposophical point of view. Attacks and abuse are usually
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    • point: it was essential above all to educate his mother! For a
    • social life. When this was pointed out to him, he could not endure
    • duties of his new appointment. He desired to transmit to those who
    • point where the spirit is directly one with this stream and
    • from the point where the Ego unites with the spiritual processes of
    • important point, which has significance for the whole of the German
    • August, that noble spirit, if we passed on without pointing out
    • point out Karl August's remarkable freedom from all prejudice. And
    • lectures of this kind during the hours appointed for Divine Service.”
    • impelled to communicate his appointed message to the world, from
    • point the way towards a meaningless view of the world. The gist of
    • Now that I have realised the point of view adopted towards it, I
    • on the loftiest philosophical standpoint, had shaped itself in the
    • of those who point to the unpractical nature of idealism, of the
    • spirituality of feeling at the point so far reached by human
    • his point of view introduces into the world. Knowledge must be
    • point of view, but also in the most vigorous individual style, so
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    • felt profoundly the mighty turning point that had occurred in the
    • From this point of view we also try to discover true art which springs
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    • without making it clear to ourselves what the starting-point of the
    • ordinary works of literature. So it is perhaps necessary to point
    • Arjuna and spoke those words? We are now at the starting-point of a
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    • climax, and then continues from this point onward with a kind of
    • begin by indicating a few of the outstanding points — and we
    • because these points are important both for the artistic structure
    • starting-point for occult life must take place in far deeper layers
    • sets such a moment of upheaval at the starting-point of
    • standpoint, then you can go and give yourself up to your duty. You
    • Here I reach a point
    • this point clear. The medieval alchemists used to say — I
    • become so?” This is just the point. It is most important to
    • this starting-point of clairvoyance, though you may not be conscious
    • the whole of evolution, the starting-point for the knowledge of
    • point of this loneliness. Now you say, I am alone with my world of
    • the only truth about these laws is that they exist in the point of my
    • reach such conceptions. That is the point, that it has been shown in
    • finds the right starting-point. Krishna then must begin by rejecting
    • first original point whence the human soul evolves. For this purpose
    • point he must lead him further and bring him to recognize what he is
    • everyday life in any one age, up to the point from where we can look
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    • of the Beings of the Higher Hierarchies. The point then is this, that
    • dreams, and instead point out that dreams are simply copies or
    • second point in
    • needs in his ordinary life. This point I shall have to elaborate
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    • productive work. From their point of view they may be quite right,
    • That is the point.
    • great turning-point in time, when, from the twilight of the old
    • point out that though man may lift his soul today into that realm
    • one point, however, their criticism ran absolutely wild; in fact,
    • they became foolish in their fury. I mean the point where I had to
    • their scholarly viewpoint. But what they set out to criticize comes
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    • supplement our waking day life. We are approaching the point where
    • important point was that it marked the beginning of an epoch, which
    • are at the starting point of another epoch, one that has its origin
    • forces of Gabriel. But the point is to gain a moment's insight
    • the point of attributing a super-sensible origin to what enters their
    • the custom of teaching children religious ideas. He points out that
    • of human progress. He points out how men are influenced by the
    • and “repulsion.” Wilson develops this point very
    • these two great epochs is an important point in evolution. Before
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    • conceptual point of view. Here we touch upon something that makes it
    • it is pointed out that this or that saying occurring in the Gospels
    • statement is not incorrect, it may be nonsense from the standpoint of
    • important point. We have tried to describe their natures, speaking of
    • Beings in their relation to each other, we need an all-around point
    • suggested by looking to see if there is not a central point, a climax
    • wonderful approach we are carried on to the central point of the
    • that followed. At this point we begin dimly to perceive what it
    • highest point, but separately, dispersed, broken apart from each
    • come together in the age of the mid-point of evolution, even though
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    • kingdoms of nature. The point is, however, that man gains knowledge
    • us in this way. Especially at such a point as this, that wondrous
    • when a soul that had developed upward to this point through the whole
    • age that is dawning will in time make it possible to deepen points
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    • I am about to say is extreme heresy from the point of view of our
    • altogether different from his own point of view, but he cannot get
    • point that should be inserted here. In these abstract technicalities
    • standpoint, and to comprehend it in this manner. In fact, some
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    • withdraws. Then men go through their evolution and reach the point
    • central point of the whole of earthly evolution.
    • history. Though each has its right and proper point of contact, one
    • and standpoint that I have attained. I must forever go on striving —
    • the matter as we do by pointing out the reality in all things. But
    • that has happened to us in the course of time down to the point of
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    • "points of view" must be transcended. The moral qualities of
    • certain points of view which may have so far received less attention,
    • Up to this point, accordingly, it is possible to-day to discuss in
    • point of being able to see the blue of the heavens as completely
    • which we shall have to speak — to pass beyond the standpoint of
    • different from those to which we are accustomed, I must point out that
    • difficulties of inner experience is to get beyond the standpoint of
    • “opinions” and “points of view”. Here we touch
    • he can appreciate the other person's point of view, he will always be
    • views and standpoints.
    • later. We will point now to only one quality to which allusion has
    • “To come into the vicinity of Death.” The point here is that
    • When a man prepares himself to reach this point, he finds all things
    • Mysteries consists in a person coming to the point when he overcomes
    • detail on this point; but first we want to make still clearer what is
    • to take beyond that point. He must come to the point where the
    • case — you see that I am describing to-day from a different point
    • point of view — then he now has the following experience.
    • something about the object, when the point of Initiation which has
    • world, but from a definite point onwards he must now have sufficient
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    • physical plane. When, therefore, the point is reached of which we
    • the point described yesterday; and a man has to go through these
    • the Earth. I refer to Gustav Theodor Fechner. Not from the standpoint
    • has reached the point spoken of in the preceding lecture, he acquires
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    • Isis Initiation, separated by the point of time when Moses lived. When
    • Now at this point something can happen — and usually does happen
    • Cosmos, completely hidden from him is everything that could point to
    • twenty-eight pairs of nerves. Then Zarathustra also pointed out how
    • They knew they had come to the farthest point attainable. In the
    • body.” It is a significant experience that occurs at this point,
    • spiritual world. But that was up to a certain point of time only in
    • And the point of time between the old Initiation, wherein one was able
    • a Son of the Widow in the Egyptian Mysteries; the point of time which
    • intellectual presentation. The essential point is that the soul goes
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    • within the Mysteries of ancient times. We had to point to the tragic
    • giants. These external pictures point to the endeavours of human souls
    • these mysteries; but it may provide a starting-point for more detailed
    • indicate that which is hostile to this new wisdom, he pointed to
    • time for certain peoples. A much more important point is that the
    • But that is not the point. What matters is that there should be
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    • present point of time, the etheric body of man has practically the
    • races which followed those of Atlantis. The focus-point of consciousness
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    • The vital point, the point of intersection and of change in the
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    • Here we have the point of intersection between the divine and the
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    • that the self and Manas are the central points of man's development.
    • method by which the master brings the pupil to the point of being able
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    • the outer world and our memories of it, to the point where even the
    • grown to a point where it includes the soul of his people.
    • purified to the point of himself being able to generate blood without
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    • point between involution and evolution. That is why it radiates so
    • Gospel. From the historical point of view it is considered inferior to
    • This ancient initiation has its crowning-point ‘in Christ.’
    • source and prefigures its future to the point of union with God.
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    • silence, to pass the zero point at which all external sound has
    • arithmetic, beneath the zero point, we enter into the growing series
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    • been lived through in this purifying fire to the point of birth is the
    • From the purely external aspect, there are certain points in common
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    • age of thirty-five, the middle point of human life? Before this
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    • can man arrive at the point of being able to relieve his astral body
    • changing — to the point of being wholly renewed in the course of seven
    • When the master in occultism has reached the point of conscious
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    • five-pointed star, the sign of sound or word; the hexagram or
    • six-pointed star (two interlaced triangles) the sign of the macrocosm
    • regard sorrows and joys from a higher point of view, where we strive
    • to a point at which we are led over to ‘negative’ matter
    • At this point, the Initiate passes to a sphere beyond the world of
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    • but around him. We reach a point when the sense-organs existed only in
    • ‘animate’ the body from within. Before this point of time we
    • nearer to Spirit. Today, we have reached the lowest point on the curve
    • could not rise beyond the point of the creation of man and of the
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    • the point of view of his form and his body. We will now consider the
    • him to a point where he himself is fully conscious in higher worlds.
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    • turning-point of evolution, to reveal its goal.
    • flash up in the Spirit of man. From this point onwards, the directing
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    • activity comes to expression at the point where the nerves give rise
    • about to reach its lowest point of materialisation. In order that the
    • Another objection is one that may be made from the point of view of
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    • Christianity marks the turning point of human evolution. All the
    • difficult task which is reaching its culminating point in our own day,
    • correct. Both are true from different points of view. Ptolemy's chart
    • by Copernicus was prepared from the point of view of the physical
    • culminating point of evil on the Earth; the re-union with the Sun will
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    • needs, an inner turning point, cannot follow from this. Those
    • there is quite a different standpoint. One learns that there
    • glide through the body in glowing points of varying
    • “Reincarnation and Karma”] I already pointed out
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    • Tree of Life. He who had reached this point is said to have
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    • in these lectures will be from the standpoint of practical occultism;
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    • from history as a starting-point on which to concentrate. This he does
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    • to that of birth. What is the point of this? The point is that he has
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    • in a given epoch the Sun rises at a definite point in the Zodiac. So
    • in the constellation of the Ram. This vernal point moves slowly
    • all the others, you will be in Devachan. What is the point of seeing
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    • colour: at one point they are red, at another blue, and a shining yellow
    • tomorrow how Theosophy bears on these problems of education, which point
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    • At this point all sorts
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    • cannibal had not reached the point of judging between good and bad in
    • Order's real task, but distorted to the point of nonsense. The individual
    • The following point is
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    • form itself. At this point an important event occurred: an encounter
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    • etheric body there was an important point which corresponded with a
    • point in the physical head. In the course of Atlantean evolution the
    • two points drew together, until the point in the etheric body sank into
    • the physical. At the moment when these two points coincided, man could
    • that the unification of the two points first occurred, and clear
    • Until the two points were
    • As long as the two points
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    • of our race represents the highest point of man's power to transform
    • all depends on the stand-point from which you are looking at Sun and
    • that these men, our brothers, are now at a point where we also stood
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    • quoted was the last event in point of time. The reason is that such
    • to notice them. That is wrong; it is just these delicate points that
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    • of the Scourging. When the pupil has reached this point, he must, while
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    • on the point at the root of the nose and connects with it a particular
    • corresponds to this point and he will come to know it. If he concentrates
    • on this point under definite guidance, he will come to know the nature
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    • In the first place I would like to point out that perhaps this course
    • in the sense in which that title can be given them from the standpoint
    • of the Medical Section of the Goetheanum. How this standpoint is to be
    • been pointed out that the anthroposophical movement should try to
    • the Medical Section at the Goetheanum are filled. From this point of
    • hygienic standpoint about asceticism. This is spoken about very
    • it from the medical point of view. What are we doing when we apply a
    • So we have looked at the picture from the medical point of view. We
    • a fresh point of view. The priest cannot be a physician, nor the
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    • and his school and also by others. I am not pointing to the research
    • characteristics pointing in one or the other direction. It is a
    • anthroposophical point of view. Thus you can also encounter such a
    • what I have described from another point of view, is richer; it is
    • At this point ordinary
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    • I would like to point
    • which, from a spiritual point of view, something can happen in the
    • and most people don't think of it at all. From a spiritual point of
    • these scales (see drawing). There is one spot, one point right here.
    • nature of human beings from the viewpoint of materialism, you do not
    • study human beings from a spiritual viewpoint, you come to the
    • them from the point of view of nature or from the point of view of
    • point of balance between them.
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    • our life when we are put entirely on our own is the point of time
    • strive more and more toward a point lying at the end of our twenties,
    • middle is the point at which we stop working with cosmic forces and
    • person is either striving toward this twenty-eighth-year point or
    • away from it. You must realize that it is a kind of zero point, a
    • from nothingness. We are striving toward the point where the world is
    • moment of transfer from the world to ourselves we go through a point
    • of zero. Just as the beam of a pair of scales goes through a point of
    • zero from right to left, from left to right, and that point does not
    • mechanical laws wherever you take them — except at this point.
    • This point is free. You can carry the point around as if it were not
    • point toward which first you strive, from which afterward you strive
    • is the point of origin of human freedom. Here is where responsibility
    • worked over from this person's abnormal development up to the point
    • at the end of the twenties? Is the point moved more toward youth or
    • more toward age? A person is properly responsible if the point is
    • decide that the point is normal. If it lies too far back toward youth
    • If the point comes
    • is, at the right point of time, or is too early or too late. We will
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    • into a kind of dream condition. From a spiritual-scientific point of
    • that period, from a superficial point of view usually nothing
    • merely from the point of view of finite life, but
    • sub specie aeterni from the point of
    • misunderstand me! I'm certainly not pointing to any of these things
    • I've been pointing to during these few days: that there is always a
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    • world from a spiritual point of view. The human being journeys
    • able to care for humanity properly from the standpoint of the
    • “enlightened” point of view may regard with derision. If
    • point of view there is really not very much difference. From an inner
    • standpoint there is no great difference between the health spas that
    • dioxide. Breathing irregularities — from a physical point of
    • geniuses. But not from the standpoint of that arch-philistine
    • assertions from that kind of standpoint, if one directs one's
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    • to science, there is a definite so-called flash point, and the heat
    • the chemism is carried in to that point through the nerve-sense
    • — looked at from this point of view — is a damming-up
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    • to do with pastoral medicine can really only come from such a point
    • time from a standpoint that I think will throw greatest light upon
    • human soul-spiritual life. And that points to a secret of this world
    • from this point of view those who during waking life do not go down
    • spiritual point of view, to explore pathological conditions from a
    • spiritual point of view, then what must the priest look for? The
    • priest we have to point out the opposite course to that of the
    • sin from that point of view; then they will again be speaking from
    • the standpoint of truth. Much that priests in the world today say
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    • If, for instance, in 1923 we had observed this point of spring, its
    • and astral body-ego. From a certain point of view we can say that
    • astral body-ego; from another point of view, from the divine, cosmic
    • consider from the cosmic standpoint what lies between human
    • we can point out that everything that works as cold, everything of a
    • physician's or a priest's standpoint. But a true view of the world
    • find this viewpoint throughout. All through his writings you will
    • course it's obvious, the standpoint you've adopted at this moment
    • when you laugh at Serenissimus. But there's another standpoint: one
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    • to point out how the initiates in the old mysteries described their
    • point of view. Connected with this was the recognition that the
    • equal rank with one another, of striving to unite at a point in
    • medical science. It is this to which I must point at the conclusion
    • understood. That is the high point, the ultimate achievement of
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    • In the first place I would like to point out that perhaps this course
    • been pointed out that the anthroposophical movement should try to
    • the Medical Section at the Goetheanum are filled. From this point of
    • hygienic standpoint about asceticism. This is spoken about very
    • it from the medical point of view. What are we doing when we apply a
    • So we have looked at the picture from the medical point of view. We
    • a fresh point of view. The priest cannot be a physician, nor the
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    • and his school and also by others. I am not pointing to the research
    • characteristics pointing in one or the other direction. It is a
    • anthroposophical point of view. Thus you can also encounter such a
    • what I have described from another point of view, is richer; it is
    • At this point ordinary
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    • I would like to point
    • which, from a spiritual point of view, something can happen in the
    • and most people don't think of it at all. From a spiritual point of
    • these scales (see drawing). There is one spot, one point right here.
    • nature of human beings from the viewpoint of materialism, you do not
    • study human beings from a spiritual viewpoint, you come to the
    • them from the point of view of nature or from the point of view of
    • point of balance between them.
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    • our life when we are put entirely on our own is the point of time
    • strive more and more toward a point lying at the end of our twenties,
    • middle is the point at which we stop working with cosmic forces and
    • person is either striving toward this twenty-eighth-year point or
    • away from it. You must realize that it is a kind of zero point, a
    • from nothingness. We are striving toward the point where the world is
    • moment of transfer from the world to ourselves we go through a point
    • of zero. Just as the beam of a pair of scales goes through a point of
    • zero from right to left, from left to right, and that point does not
    • mechanical laws wherever you take them — except at this point.
    • This point is free. You can carry the point around as if it were not
    • point toward which first you strive, from which afterward you strive
    • is the point of origin of human freedom. Here is where responsibility
    • worked over from this person's abnormal development up to the point
    • at, the end of the twenties? Is the point moved more toward youth or
    • more toward age? A person is properly responsible if the point is
    • decide that the point is normal. If it lies too far back toward youth
    • If the point comes
    • is, at the right point of time, or is too early or too late. We will
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    • into a kind of dream condition. From a spiritual-scientific point of
    • that period, from a superficial point of view usually nothing
    • merely from the point of view of finite life, but
    • sub specie aeterni from the point of
    • misunderstand me! I'm certainly not pointing to any of these things
    • I've been pointing to during these few days: that there is always a
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    • world from a spiritual point of view. The human being journeys
    • able to care for humanity properly from the standpoint of the
    • “enlightened” point of view may regard with derision. If
    • point of view there is really not very much difference. From an inner
    • standpoint there is no great difference between the health spas that
    • dioxide. Breathing irregularities — from a physical point of
    • geniuses. But not from the standpoint of that arch-philistine
    • assertions from that kind of standpoint, if one directs one's
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    • to science, there is a definite so-called flash point, and the heat
    • the chemism is carried in to that point through the nerve-sense
    • — looked at from this point of view — is a damming-up
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    • to do with pastoral medicine can really only come from such a point
    • time from a standpoint that I think will throw greatest light upon
    • human soul-spiritual life. And that points to a secret of this world
    • from this point of view those who during waking life do not go down
    • spiritual point of view, to explore pathological conditions from a
    • spiritual point of view, then what must the priest look for? The
    • priest we have to point out the opposite course to that of the
    • sin from that point of view; then they will again be speaking from
    • the standpoint of truth. Much that priests in the world today say
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    • If, for instance, in 1923 we had observed this point of spring, its
    • and astral body-ego. From a certain point of view we can say that
    • astral body-ego; from another point of view, from the divine, cosmic
    • consider from the cosmic standpoint what lies between human
    • we can point out that everything that works as cold, everything of a
    • physician's or a priest's standpoint. But a true view of the world
    • find this viewpoint throughout. All through his writings you will
    • course it's obvious, the standpoint you've adopted at this moment
    • when you laugh at Serenissimus. But there's another standpoint: one
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    • to point out how the initiates in the old mysteries described their
    • point of view. Connected with this was the recognition that the
    • equal rank with one another, of striving to unite at a point in
    • medical science. It is this to which I must point at the conclusion
    • understood. That is the high point, the ultimate achievement of
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    • to reach to actual origins, there is a certain point in the far
    • Genesis account points us back. Today there is practically no way of
    • be quite clear as to the point of time in evolution we are speaking
    • in broad outline, what I described there. At what point then in the
    • firmly in our minds we have the point of time at which Genesis, the
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    • but it is a point on which I am particularly anxious to avoid any
    • precisely at those points where I myself am able to develop or carry
    • I pointed out
    • forces diverging from a central point in every direction. Thus the
    • it, and rays proceeding from every point inside this sphere towards
    • its centre. Thus you imagine a point within space whence forces
    • Now, up to a point,
    • the occult point of view one can say that the forces in this finer
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    • third “day” it is pointed out how in the environment of the
    • these words unveil. At the same time they point us to our goal, our
    • too what I tried to show in my Rosicrucian Drama, at the point where
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    • have pointed out that in the Genesis account of
    • anyone, from the standpoint of modern physics, raises an objection to
    • standpoint, without further reference to well-meant objections. In
    • pointed out that together with the condensation of warmth into air
    • creative forces, did they not appoint other Beings such as the Archai
    • will know what difficulty this point has caused the commentators.
    • only using it provisionally. At a certain point it says: And the
    • appointed to his post Yom, the first of the Time-Spirits, or
    • higher standpoint. Those of you who heard the lectures which I gave
    • Elohim. They were appointed by the Elohim to carry out the plans for
    • of air, water and earth, and appointed Beings below them in rank as
    • the light, they appointed the first Time-Spirit to represent them. It
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    • We pointed out
    • of this, we must again go back to the earliest point we can reach in
    • illustration, pointing out that not only are some schoolboys
    • at the point where the Bible says: Let there be light.
    • appointed under the Elohim. We may also assume that, just as on the
    • light. But just as out of the light the Elohim appoint the Beings
    • misunderstanding, it would be as well to clear up first another point
    • affecting us, they had also to appoint the backward Saturn Beings as
    • Archai to work under them, and appointed to help them those Archai
    • point (there is of course much more behind all these things), another
    • this — up to this point all those forces which were themselves
    • within the earth element could take effect. Up to this point it was
    • entry of light was recapitulated; how at the point where the forces
    • commentators who have reached the point of acknowledging that the
    • translation would be: And the Elohim appointed Beings to regulate the
    • way they are the Folk-Spirits. Genesis points to the fact that even
    • they appointed the Archai, who are indicated in Genesis by the word
    • another step and, specialising further, appointed the Archangels to
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    • only applies on the earth from its centre point up to the surface
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    • standpoint of modern knowledge a somewhat fanciful one — that
    • There I pointed out that the old, dreamlike picture-consciousness
    • ear. Looked at from a deeper standpoint Kantianism is very
    • light. I have just pointed out that the sentence in Genesis which
    • knotty point of which the commentators of the nineteenth century have
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    • prepared on the first day of creation up to the point where it says:
    • point of fact that is an inadequate description. The astral body
    • warmth and then air. Even as regards the point of time when, after
    • consider yet another event. We have stressed the point that things
    • Science, by communicating its findings, to point once more to the
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    • a number of points still to clear up in this regard. The first thing
    • will be to show with still greater precision the point of time at
    • from without. We are therefore concerned with a point of time when a
    • both man and animal. From a certain point of time the earth is left
    • in mind we shall be able to come to a conclusion as to the point of
    • at a certain point: “Even after the conclusion of the seven
    • condition of the earth. We must put it at the point where it says
    • fourth “day” of creation at a point in the Lemurian age,
    • have been a point in the course of earth evolution when it would be
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    • pointed out that the first momentous words of the Bible mark. the
    • “days” of creation. We pointed that out yesterday. We
    • also pointed out the deep significance of the statement that man
    • approaches the matter from the point of view of philology. One must
    • construct prehistory from the point of view of purely physical
    • contemplation of the great truths of Genesis ought to point us to the
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    • at a point of time a few days after the 21st of December, the winter
    • connection with the worlds beyond the earth. They always point to
    • The rigid point of time fixed for the Christmas festival indicates
    • the gate of death means can be understood only from the point of view
    • When Paul spoke in this way, he was pointing to the mighty Event
    • pointed out what a fine spiritual nature such as Herman Grimm must
    • point of fact, man has no other symbol that fits the Easter festival
    • point is, among what sort of beings is he the highest? This pride
    • ultimate consequences of the point of view that sets out to be
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    • great turning-point of history introduced something entirely new into
    • time is covered by a layer of ashes. This turning-point divided the
    • reality. Men came to the point of enquiring into the super-sensible by
    • This is one of the points from which a direct line has continued
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    • We ourselves, of course, could point to many other aspects of this
    • inasmuch as they all point to a Founder who was a great
    • descent, and then again an ascent. At the deepest point of descent the
    • Spirituality has here descended to the deepest point.
    • starting-point of its development and what the other religions see as
    • an Event cannot be repeated, that it occurred at the deepest point of
    • Yet there is one fundamental difference. The Buddhist points to the
    • Christian points to a deed of the spiritual worlds, enacted
    • in seclusion on the earth, he points to something entirely
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    • The Christmas thought points to birth. Through birth, the eternal
    • points to the one pole of our existence, where as physical-material
    • I have often pointed out that the words, “Death is evil,”
    • beheld at vital points on the Chrestos figure were intended to be a
    • respect of earthly existence, have pointed explicitly to the time in
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    • But I want now to stress the point that among all those teachings
    • Yet we may perhaps find a point of approach by considering the life of
    • had reached the point where they felt life outside the physical body
    • divine vantage-point He was able to explain to them the mystery of
    •  “that at this middle point of earth-evolution a Divine
    • the sacrament at the altar was conceived as a means of pointing to the
    • of the Mystery of Golgotha, mankind has come to a point where those
    • officially appointed by their Church to tell men something of the
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    • IN A former lecture I pointed out that Christianity is wider in
    • present point of time is itself not unsuitable, lying as it does just
    • higher vantage-point we think of the Christmas Festival on the one
    • At this point we are drawing near the time of our own Fifth
    • And now let us look from a different point of view at the course
    • into the physical body, and having already passed the middle point of
    • goes forward in one direction until a certain point is reached and
    • downwards to a certain point, it turns again upwards, reaching the
    • spiritual world. To-day humanity has actually reached the point when
    • Let us consider the point at which a man's etheric body, which has
    • At what point in the evolution of humanity was attainment of
    • the point where man's descent into the physical body was countered by
    • victory over what he experienced in the physical body; he will point
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    • Kashiapa came to the point of death and on account of his mature
    • are two focal points for men who seek the spiritual at the present
    • by pointing to the passages
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    • was on the point of death and felt his entry into Nirvana approaching,
    • And so the Easter symbol points us to the vista of the whole future
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    • life and has come to the point when his etheric body is laid aside and
    • all this points to the growing of new human faculties enabling men to
    • most various points of view. To-day we will begin by first saying a
    • outside, the physical body. From the point of view of real life we can
    • important point is not whether we believe or not, but that the forces
    • repulsion. This very point can show that the new spiritual-scientific
    • super-sensible worlds. In this connection we have pointed out what is
    • appointed time will come to pass.
    • which points clearly to what is here in question, namely, that with
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    • from the present-day standpoint they can regard it only as a kind of
    • Let us try now to look into this dream-experience from the point of
    • thoughts are directed elsewhere. But the point is that human beings,
    • incarnations. But now we have come to the point when man has developed
    • from a different point of view both in Munich and in Stuttgart; the
    • point essentially to forces having to do with harmonising those of
    • point in full consciousness to what is destined to come about —
    • point out how, through the dawning of the age of love, conditions for
  • Title: Forming of Destiny: Lecture 1: Spiritual Life in the Physical World and Life Between Death and Rebirth
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    • together, from a special point of view, many things which we are able
    • stand at the standpoint of the absolute materialist, but has been so
    • different points of view we have stated that as a rule the time which
    • place. His inner life only extends to the point when he resolved to
    • lose the possibility of remembering what has happened since that point
    • sense we regard the life during these days from the standpoint of the
    • to touch on a point which must appear important to some of those here
    • I have given, from different standpoints, a definite time to the periods of
    • another standpoint which I did not quote in my
    • external consciousness, and we work at it all from the standpoint of
    • think how wonderfully that agrees with the other points of view which
    • essential points are always the same. So that one can say: Here in
    • through the gates of death. I have already stated from many points of
    • And if we consider this thirty-fifth year of life from another point
    • standpoint become important bearers of spiritual truths and spiritual
    • regard it from the standpoint of earthly existence, shows us its
    • redeeming side when we observe it from the standpoint of spiritual
    • we can place ourselves at the standpoint of the spiritual. Then we
    • from a lower point of view is a tribute which must be offered to the
    • human existence. Thus from this standpoint also and right from the
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    • born of this. I may perhaps point out that the intense labour which
    • later one. But if we wish to estimate correctly the real point at
    • immediate causes of anything by pointing to the opposing forces
    • I should like to point out — if I may do so without seeming
    • their souls, such things as I pointed out in the last lecture, namely,
    • but he who has a feeling for such facts as I pointed out last time,
    • study, the definite point of view is reached, that a third of our life
    • after death; while now on the other side a quite different point of
    • plane. These two points of view are quite independent of each other
    • and have been discovered from different starting points. We have also
    • shown on other occasions how, from three or four different points of
    • forming, in a sense, a kind of central point of our cosmic horizon,
    • standpoint, as our own immediate world. And because we see it, that
    • gives the starting point for the maintenance of the Ego through the
    • Ego through the fact — which I have often pointed out — that
    • essential point. Therefore naturally the astonishment is greatest for
    • would then occur that in his next life his Karma would appoint him to
    • Things have always two sides. From this standpoint, ever seeking again
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    • to throwing light from one point of view or another on the connection
    • Now, it is possible to look at the whole matter from another point of
    • the standpoint of the spiritual that which makes this world of ours, I
    • be considered from a higher human point of view, then one may say:
    • a portion of their life which from the spiritual standpoint was really
    • there should be also those who point to the earth, who have really
    • again see from this, as I pointed out in the last lecture, that men
    • personal standpoint, yet if we look at it from the standpoint of the
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    • between the spiritual and sense world, from a special standpoint, we
    • vision directed down to earth, enables them to perceive. I pointed out
    • Now here again we come to a point when important questions arise to
    • or has his portrait painted. The principle point in the picture will
    • standpoint of the spiritual, from the standpoint of the dead. We have
    • In this lecture I have pointed out that certain arrangements, such as
    • have pointed out how clever we should really be if we could with our
    • comes a point which should be correctly grasped with reference to
    • point of the Cosmos. Now the etheric body revives, and gradually takes
    • world. We shall start our considerations next time from this point.
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    • point of view the life which runs its course behind the ordinary life
    • In the last lecture I gave a very pointed example. A man proposes
    • ordinary consciousness, but it points below to a region to which man
    • I have often pointed out how important and essential memory is for
    • point in our physical experience, or at least have the power of
    • point already described. We must presuppose that we have been
    • reach the point which I characterised in the public lecture, where one
    • various standpoints), it is evident that in humanity a certain longing
    • in reference to this point. I shall introduce into our considerations
    • points to those elements of which we have to speak in Spiritual
    • purely from an artistic standpoint. It is really so written that the
    • following standpoint, so to speak. ‘There is certainly something
    • really carried our meditation to that point where we attain the
    • consciousness. His editor says: ‘The essential point is that when
    • of Natural Science has to-day reached a standpoint from which, out of
    • it. And when I point to the fact that even in the great events of our
    • events in the right light of their Cosmic connections, we shall point
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    • special task, we who follow Spiritual Science may point, just at this
    • should have reached this point, through the critical philosophy of
    • they give more than pictures, for they point to the ‘Thing in
    • philosophical dictionary written from this standpoint, in two still
    • standpoint, consider it a significant work, as does even the press for
    • Science. That is not the point, the essential question is how the soul
    • right, for Mauthner is indeed a clever man. But that is not the point;
    • to-day to desire to be clever, to attain a definite standpoint of
    • cleverness, and from this point to consider and judge everything. But
    • that humanity does not in the least see the point of importance!
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    • is however necessary to gain a higher standpoint, to penetrate more
    • Only when this point of time was reached did it become in any way
    • All religions point to this kind of intensive development. The Gospels
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    • of continuous activity, a point in continuity. The whole world is in
    • Let us study from this point of view the human being as he stands
    • Before the human being as pupil is led to that point at which of his
    • central point was created whereby the tumultuous emotions of the world
    • through the Ich. This centre point is literally the Christ.
    • spirituality of the East should bring a central point into the chaos
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    • movable, and the important point is whether they are situated in one
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    • beings. For this he must have gained control of the point midway
    • Stone. The man of the 18th century who pointed this out was indicating
    • gradually to the point of dividing itself into three parts. Willing,
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    • life, its own central point. What lives on a particular plane has on
    • this same plane its central point.
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    • to attention. Here we find an example which points to a still earlier
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    • constellation of Aries, of the Ram. Every year at the vernal point it
    • reached its highest point. The Rishis, those still half-divine beings,
    • highest point. It was prepared for in the Middle Ages and has now
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    • born as a Lemurian in his first incarnation, who is just at the point
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    • confused idea of what it actually is. In point of fact what we have
    • this point of the ego, consciously experiences what previously he went
    • reincarnation, forms a central point, around which what is to be added
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    • from the turning point of the 15th and 16th centuries on into our own
    • religious sense. It is much more to the point to become livingly aware
    • from human activity. Up to a certain point, man is free, able to do as
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    • from this three-fold point of view that the freemasons of the Middle
    • Up to this point we have remained very intimately within the human
    • point where he prefers the beautiful to the unbeautiful. This is
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    • being as actions. This is most clearly expressed by pointing out the
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    • of perception. Everything depends on a man developing to the point at
    • world once more, if looked at from the point of view of Karma is
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    • until he has freed himself from this point as regards that particular
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    • reaches the point where a kind of neutral elemental being arises. When
    • this point of neutrality is finally past, he progresses to the stage
    • not the human being on Earth, from that point of time at which Manas
    • Lying is, from the astral standpoint, murder and at the same time
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    • writings to reach the point of taking part in such intercourse and
    • important signpost pointing to quite definite connections in
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    • point to this as to an ideal, in the hope that one day, in other
    • stand therefore at a higher level. There are different standpoints and
    • but has a higher standpoint. Goethe, in his ‘Metamorphoses of Plants’,
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    • development, both have gradually reached the point of being able to
    • a certain point of earth evolution the human being has a developed
    • later develop, forms at the same time a kind of central point in the
    • Here we have come to a point where we continually create a new kingdom
    • point of time we must go out of ourselves and work selflessly in our
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    • Let us call to mind the point of time when, in the middle of the
    • point that the Kant-Laplace theory is relevant. The earth was in a
    • critical point. Jahve could now save the situation only by altering
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    • in a point as force. The seeds that were present on the First Globe
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    • to see them; they were simply points of force. These points of force
    • become physical. Later the physical points of force once more became
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    • Kali Yuga. What man knows today he still knows from the standpoint
    • kingdoms. If anyone has not progressed to the point that he can be
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    • the head what may be called a focal point is formed through which the
    • the case of the tiger, and indeed of all animals, the focal point of
    • earth. There is the collecting point of all the sensations, the
    • suction point of the consciousness of the plant. It is in direct
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    • And now we have the point of time when fire was withdrawn from
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    • not only points back to the past, but it also points towards the
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    • re-ascent. Man had to descend to the lowest point. And it was in order
    • Christ appeared in the Fourth Sub-Race he pointed to Bread and Wine:
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    • only points to the past, but to the Twilight of the Gods, to the time
    • Everywhere in the North one can point to the traces of what came to
    • twelve brothers, the starting point of the twelve tribes' the
    • descent to the deepest point and then the ascent.
    • of the spiral there strikes the very newest, the wisdom pointing to
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    • this fact is not really relevant to his point, which comes out only
    • gradually in this paragraph. His point is not that a newly-forming
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    • their minds — who, from their point of view, have reason to be
    • extremely easy, from the standpoint of modern scientific research, to
    • intelligent — never noticing that the essential point has been
    • cling less to words and to keep the real point more in mind —
    • can or cannot digest. But that is only for a short time. The point is
    • What has here been said from the standpoint of spiritual science has
    • from a different standpoint, it gives most useful examples of how
    • etheric body is, to a certain point, complete. This etheric body has
    • But if a human being lives beyond this point he cannot bequeath to
    • life of the animal points to the past. And the moment we see
    • experience points to the past, and that the very moment this past is
    • That is the essential point. We see very little of the essential
    • points the way to, and is the seed for, the future, the means whereby
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    • need only point to how certain achievements, obviously attained only
    • Certainly from the point of view of those who believe they are
    • helplessness, from one point of view, and, from another, his
    • movement and his whole sense of life. The interesting point here is
    • disregard this, for higher points of view may drive it into the
    • and to others even offensive. That, however, is beside the point.
    • Laurenz Müllner, a great admirer of Galileo, on being appointed
    • interesting. He pointed out that in Galileo we have a spirit able to
    • this points us to something else; namely, that in his organization
    • in this direction everything points to the meeting of the
    • bare assertions I will point to the following.
    • and the animal blood circulation. Last time, I pointed out that we,
    • when at last he found the intermaxillary bone in man. At this point
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    • them only slowly and by degrees. At this point let us turn to the
    • to observe the more subtle life-processes, finally reached a point in
    • The purpose of such exercises is to bring the man of today to a point
    • themselves. But it is necessary for man to reach a point where he is
    • everything from the physical point of view. He says: “An eclipse
    • point at which we are able once more to perceive the spiritual which
    • We must win this knowledge afresh. We must reach the point, when we
    • point is that we should learn to fathom the connection which
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    • what I am now saying represents the reality is quite beside the point;
    • point in the course of the ages would this nebula exist? When such
    • point, however, is that they awaited from Venus the answers to the
    • own bodies as well; but at the point where Mercury appears in the
    • in a physical-mineral form at the definite point where Venus is seen.
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    • spatial; from our own point of vision we look outwards. When,
    • therefore, we are speaking of the universe from the human standpoint,
    • point within it. Seen from this point of view the universe presents to
    • picture the reverse: we are at some point within the universe and from
    • contemplated from a vantage-point of spirit-and-soul on the path of
    • A vantage-point of vision lying outside the physical-material cosmos
    • is reached only by degrees. When a man has reached this vantage-point
    • infinite. The questions are resolved only when the vantage-point of
    • from the other side — not, therefore, from a point within it, but
    • actually lies midway between what is seen from the earthly viewpoint
    • the vantage-point of his vision.
    • Now if this vantage-point is, in fact, changed, we experience it from
    • ideas, even to the point of complete reversal. That is what many
    • considered from the standpoint of Earth-evolution. I explained the way
    • vantage-point outside the cosmos in which we live between birth and
    • Saturn-nature from the viewpoint of the Earth, we gain an idea of the
    • there comes a certain point of time when he ceases to see the stars
    • certain point of time onwards he comes to know the nature of the stars
    • outwards from a single point, but we must imagine the point dispersed.
    • The point is no longer a point, it is dispersed.
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    • from an earthly point of view: “This crystal is a self-contained
    • then it is seen from a different point of view. For simple
    • slate-formation. One day, people will have to study from this point of
    • functioning of the limbs in a downward direction — point to an
    • A point of special importance is that attention should be paid to what
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    • themselves around this starting point of our movement. If I am to
    • trivial expressions of gratitude because we have also pointed to the
    • not flow forth from the heart, these words that would point out how,
    • which begin just at the point where we go back from ancient Rome to
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    • point of view these ideas give, we shall return again to the power of
    • worlds. We have pointed out how the heritage of Atlantean wisdom, now
    • culture. We have also pointed out how great and significant man finds
    • post-Atlantean age will mankind again reach the point of drawing up
    • of external events. But that at certain points of the chain impulses
    • two points instead of one since the one point constitutes its very
    • to maintain that a scale should be suspended from two or more points,
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    • A case in point may make all this clearer for you. Suppose a man
    • super-sensible world we only come to the point by calling the beings
    • is ugly is untruthful. In the super-sensible worlds a point is reached
    • We may seek counsel with ourselves to find out how many bad points
    • gradually reach the point of saying to oneself, “I myself gave
    • quite hideous. We do not arrive at this point simply by turning upside
    • the point of view of concrete perception. Let us suppose that someone,
    • not to be misunderstood, it has to be judged from the standpoint of
    • point we shall pass beyond the Guardian of the Threshold, and try to
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    • Let us be clear on one point, however. Of all that man knows as
    • know nothing of ourselves. On entering spiritual worlds the point is
    • meditation, come to the point of being able to perceive in his etheric
    • At this point something can be experienced that finds easy expression
    • the point of seeing some being or process cannot at once find his
    • point of awakening many of the etheric parts of his head, while all
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    • I pointed out that this experience takes place in such a way that
    • central point. Experience in the astral body, however, appears as a
    • One is inside something else. I pointed out to you yesterday that the
    • point of living in the astral body, one is then in the astral world.
    • described it from other points of view. You learn to know the world of
    • really feel anything external anywhere, you only feel the one point in
    • you have done crowded into that one point. That is external. For the
    • certain respect you are at the same point again, but not in the same
    • around and looking at yourself. So you stand at about the same point
    • any point of the whole circumference of a circle, “Here it
    • only at some point the world would stand still and enter time
    • would like to be concentrated in independence at some point of world
    • sure of some particular point.” If one has understood the wish to
    • make sure of one point, the wish to be concentrated in temporal
    • spiritual world that lies — to speak from a transitory point of
    • Just as there is no point where we can say, “Here ends the world
    • Wherever you go in the world, when speaking from the standpoint of
    • is there. It is no longer correct if we wish to apply the standpoint
    • point of experiencing man as an ego being, you also experience for the
    • That is a thing he should only experience at the higher point
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    • soul is involved in a definite karma and starts from a definite point.
    • the condition of the soul at its point of departure. If you want to
    • done, I should just like to point out the different ways in which the
    • increasingly necessary in precisely these spiritual spheres to point
    • pointed this out to smaller circles; today I shall do so for this
    • the mighty forces of eternity that, at certain points of time, surge
    • judgement arrived at from the standpoint of a painter, but I shall be
    • You then hear it pointed out that the only true way must be to go
    • light in our darkness will be our starting-point tomorrow. That will
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    • egoism of family, race and people. From this point of view, and
    • a history without making Buddha the central point. This is not said as
    • us throw light on this matter from another point of view.
    • really to be considered, things that have to be effectively pointed
    • point when, from being a Bodhisattva, he becomes a Buddha. We find
    • injustice. We can only point to one exception in this respect, and
    • understanding how a soul takes leave of the earth at a certain point
    • its central point, by Him Whom we call the Cosmic Christ. In primeval
    • truths, we have been obliged to point out how, in the course of the
    • occurrence, will find the risen Christ. So much we were able to point
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    • point out, as the result of this knowledge, certain guiding lines
    • standpoint of feeling as ourselves, one who, through feeling, can so
    • standpoint the will is the innermost thing.
    • perception does indeed bring the world to us, but from one standpoint
    • consciousness has reached the point where the spiritual and soul-part
    • etc., and at one point in this world we see ourselves as a very small
    • everything tends. It is as if from every point of space one were to
    • one floated back and forth in time and at a certain point, on
    • standpoint of the spirit the physical body is like this.
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    • different spiritual points of view are we really able to arrive at
    • gradually approach the point of time to which our remembrance
    • that when one has passed over the point which we have still to
    • we arrive at a certain point in our experience between death and
    • rebirth — at a very important point. Far away at the most
    • distant point of time we see the ideal of humanity; but the forces
    • of humanity in the most distant future, we are at a point whence we
    • When we reach this point we have
    • arrived at the point where thou canst not fill thyself any more with
    • wouldst go beyond this point.’ Here an important decision has
    • deal.’ We might at this point spiritualise ourselves entirely.
    • the temptation of Lucifer at this point, if the Spirits to whom
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    • Guardian of the Threshold. For there he stands, at the point of which
    • reflected back as far as to the point of time to which our memory
    • because we should judge what we saw from the standpoint of the
    • can be a substitute, and here we reach a point where from the very
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    • tell a lie to someone, it happens at a certain point of time and what
    • world also takes place at a certain point of time between death and
    • at a certain point of time in the spiritual world the opposite
    • At this point the following comes
    • belong. This is a point which shows that everywhere, even in the
    • won by faith.’ Solovioff reaches his highest point when he
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    • in the spirit-world it is creative. At this point we now begin to
    • physical body, it succumbs after death. From the standpoint of the
    • the point of view taken by the dead person when he has passed through
    • From the standpoint of the
    • clouds, stars, sun and moon; and from his own standpoint and through
    • this idea, which passes through the human soul at this point is Maya;
    • a memory tableau. That is expressed more from the standpoint of the
    • imagination. From the standpoint of inwardness the experience is
    • point in our experience between death and rebirth, it is the Midnight
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    • earth with a different point of view. There is no waste in life on
    • soul-light. Up to this point we must have kept connection with our
    • or they to us. Our point of view is now not merely: such and such was
    • standpoint of life is really quite different from what it can be in
    • and rebirth, comes to a point where he says: ‘Oh, how
    • The point of view becomes entirely different when the things of the
    • the standpoint of the spirit; we then soon find that what apparently
    • fish-germs that come to nothing in the ocean; but from the standpoint
    • different points of view that exist in one and another spheres of
    • life. These different points of view confront a person, when
    • reach this point. When we do come to this point the course of our
    • our longing into a kind of soul-light. Up to this point we must keep
    • has just been described, humanity would gradually reach the point
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    • I have pointed out, in
    • cosmic standpoint, we were to fail to reckon our human task in the
    • That is one point.
    • Now a third point.
    • A third point. No true
    • the facts and events of the surrounding world. This third point
    • particularly to Christianity, we stand at a turning-point. Certainly
    • transition! The point is not to call this or that period a time of
    • transition; the point is to see what is involved in a particular
    • here, from many points of view, on the particular changes which human
    • thorough thought to these words. Much lies in them. They point to the
    • learn about this. From a purely external point of view you can see
    • that. I will mention only one, a meditative path. From various points
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    • we will look at this question from a point of view not easily reached
    • Christ Event is immediately relevant (we shall return to this point)
    • communities which point to a common destiny in earlier lives; but
    • not so. This brings us to a further point.
    • The essential point to
    • reflected, so does earthly spiritual life point to what the human
    • world. Just as earthly spiritual life points backward, like a
    • so does economic life point forward to super-sensible life after
    • science: spiritual life, pointing back to super-sensible life before
    • course between birth and death; and economic life pointing forward to
    • question (I have often spoken of it before from other points of view
    • really speaking about the Christ. They never come to the point of
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    • and more brought men to the point of denying the reality of the
    • to-day I have pointed to as important, are found rather difficult by
    • can ask: How, from a social point of view, is our life here between
    • point of view. To-day I must add that the antipathies which unfold in
    • organism. Most certainly, no one can reach this point of view unless
    • point which permits us to believe in enduring peace. That, in May,
    • — to bring home the point of the threefold ordering of a
    • judging everything from a materialistic standpoint, and so nothing is
    • seen any longer in the right light. I have often pointed out how in
    • spiritual world. And again and again it must be pointed out that
    • the very opposite! This is the point that needs attention; this is
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    • unintelligible from their point of view. Thus, I opined, we shall
    • seeks to approach Nature from three vantage-points. In the first
    • for you to be clear on this point, — to realize that Kinematics
    • moving from the point a to the point b (
    • two distinct movements. Think of it thus: the point a is ultimately
    • outer Nature there is really something like the point a
    • Ib). This time, the point a will signify a material thing —
    • must not forget. There must be a mass at the point a, to begin with.
    • all this, in order clearly to describe the point at which we pass,
    • realm of real Nature. We need to be very clear on this point. The
    • always to look for the points from which the forces proceed.
    • phenomena which we can thus refer to the points from which the
    • from point-centres. It is indeed right to think of centric forces
    • wherever we can find so many single points from which quite definite
    • forces always come into play. It may well be that the point-centre in
    • next few days. It is as though forces were concentrated at the points
    • such point or space forces are concentrated, able potentially to work
    • forces to their centres; we try to find the points from which effects
    • measures, how strongly such a point or centre has the potentiality of
    • the potentials, say for the three points a, b and
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    • in the sense of pure kinematics, that a point (in such a case we
    • always have to say, a point) is moving in a certain direction. For
    • causes. The point will be moving more or less quickly or slowly. We
    • observe that the point moves with such and such velocity, we are in
    • approach Nature we must consider how the point comes to be moving.
    • The moving object cannot be the mere thought of a point. Really to
    • a force to be acting on the point. I will call v the
    • velocity and p the force that is acting on the point. Also
    • — pressing upon the point for a single moment which of course
    • continuously, so that the same force acts upon the point throughout
    • which the force is acting on the point. Finally we must take account
    • of the fact that the point must be something in space, and this
    • accordingly, we shall say that the point has a greater or lesser
    • reach phoronomically. The point is: Are we simply to confess that
    • (pointing to
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    • separated out of the light as such. In point of fact, I am projecting
    • is precisely the point: not to bring in theories to tamper with the
    • at this point it is simply a question of true method in our thinking.
    • thinking in this domain. To illustrate the point more vividly, we
    • normal at the point of incidence; so then it reaches the eye in this
    • sighting force of the eye. It is at such points that you see most
    • point of entry of the optic nerve the eye is insensitive; there it is
    • the right-hand eye is a little to the right of the point of entry the
    • light precisely at its point of entry. If it is really the nerve that
    • point of entry, but it does not. Please try to bear this in mind.
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    • recall from this point of view the experiment which we have done. We
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    • (all of which are somehow coloured in the last resort), the point
    • this point. We in our process of conception have first created this
    • time are at once in us and outside us. The point is that we unite
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    • draw the so-called “normal at the point of incidence”. If
    • i.e. towards the perpendicular to the glass surface at the point of
    • the point of exit from the glass, you will have to erect the normal.
    • when I describe it thus, is shifted upward too. In point of fact,
    • stronger light and less strong. The point is now to understand: How
    • however that you face the difference, quite obviously given in point
    • therefore, to sum up, is the essential point: For all that meets us
    • by pure analogy into a realm where in point of fact the whole
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    • Science. Namely, before that turning-point in time, man's whole way
    • this from the point of view which, as I said, has gradually been
    • other bodies. Here is a tuning-fork with a point attached, which as
    • now been pointing out will lead us presently along a most important
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    • do during these days is to give you a few points of view, with the
    • had a spark jumping across this gap. Then at some other point in
    • pointed terminal at either end, one where the positive electricity
    • negative at the other. Between these points the electricity
    • remember too, what has been pointed out during these lectures.
    • purely geometrical or kinematical, and as I pointed out, this also
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    • This is the point to remember above all in this connection.
    • start from these facts, I now want to unfold a point of view which
    • tricky fellow. Whenever you are on the point of catching it, it
    • since Lobachevsky, and from this starting-point the question could
    • and kinematical thought-forms, is in point of fact a dreaming about
    • good throughout a certain series, but then there comes a point
    • liquefied, for at a certain point it emerged that the ideas which
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • to a point where he actually has new experiences, experiences by no
    • actual point here is that what is seen may indeed be a world—whether
    • whether it is reality. The point is that there are states in
    • matter what comparisons he makes. The essential point is that he
    • nevertheless an experience that may actually come to a man. The point
    • and in normal circumstances cannot penetrate beyond the point where
    • illusions or realities is at the moment beside the point. The person
    • We have thus pointed to a certain connection between the worlds of
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • asserting a one-sided point of view. Man's Ego and astral body are in
    • condition can be enhanced to the point of what is usually called
    • influence upon the Consciousness-Soul is strongest. From that point he
    • at the centre. The teacher will point out that this represents, on a
    • points to the fact that there must be something behind what is
    • rotating; it points to the existence of forces which cause the
    • the Earth stands at one point and at another time somewhere else. The
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    • particular but merely to point out that certain observations led
    • individual planets pointed to the great spiritual experience just
    • described, as a clock points to the time of occurrences in external
    • point of importance. Until now I have been speaking only of knowledge
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    • hardly more, if viewed from an inner point of view, than very
    • approximate indications, although these can serve as pointers. Genuine
    • In point of fact there would be something in this attitude if
    • Today, then, we have reached the point of considering the stream which
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 5: The Egyptian Mysteries of Osiris and Isis
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    • point of fact, what was said yesterday was rather hypothetical, for
    • p. 222 in the 1962-3 edition.] Up to this point a man can progress
    • the point when the candidate for Initiation was to penetrate into the
    • — moving backwards to a definite point, to a primeval ancestor.
    • if he had no relation at all to them. In point of fact he was already
    • body had reached the point of being able to absorb these
    • has passed backwards spiritually to the point where he arrives at the
    • man; he followed the “Lower” to the point where he reached
    • are now at the point where you can see the reason for the statement
    • point where, after having arrived in his spiritual retrospect at his
    • quite different being — that is the important point — and
    • When the teacher has brought the pupil to the point of standing
    • In point of fact, all our incarnations are at work in the inmost
    • incarnation, he experiences a great deal more as well. At this point
    • reached the point of its development when the mineral kingdom in its
    • evolution the Earth progressed to the point where the mineral kingdom
    • knowledge of his physical body from within, man comes to a point where
    • dangers for him had he persisted beyond a certain point in these
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    • Once again let it be said at this point that no one need feel alarmed
    • darkness around us. That, of course, is true, but the point is that it
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    • clarify our ideas of them as best we may. One other point shall now be
    • has a different one. I will adopt the standpoint that his opinion is
    • from a later point in his life to realise what has been affecting him,
    • from the vantage-point of the Elementary World; cholerics appear as if
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    • Accordingly we may say: At this particular point certain forces are
    • built up by the World of Spirit. At the point where the nerves pass
    • place. At this point the stream from the World of Spirit is held back
    • at this point and the World of Reason builds up for us the brain and
    • point is that we shall acquire a faculty of soul that is not
    • But to have arrived at this point is not enough. Anyone possessed of
    • picturing such symbols, he must reach the point of being able to
    • necessary to create the symbols until we reach the point where we can
    • all is left to him, he has advanced to the point where he holds back
    • World and its effects. It is only from the vantage-point of Intuitive
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points.
    • CONTEMPLATION OF THE EGO FROM TWELVE VANTAGE-POINTS.
    • own standpoint. For example, one person may say: I have been in such
    • twelve different standpoints have we a complete picture. This view of
    • necessity of not being satisfied with one standpoint only. [* See
    • matter from one standpoint only.
    • from very different points and finally reaching unity.
    • By adopting different standpoints we can educate ourselves to view
    • prepare ourselves to view the Ego from twelve standpoints. But there
    • reaction in the world when anyone sets aside his personal point of
    • objectively, as it were with the eyes of a different viewpoint, is a
    • only if he photographs it now from one standpoint, now from another,
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    • communicated, and this from a standpoint rather different from that of
    • this can be done from different standpoints. We have heard of the
    • number of different standpoints from which it is possible to
    • that our present state of development points back to an earlier one
    • point forward to a future stage of evolution even now striven for by a
    • point of view realises that just as our consciousness of the present
    • when viewed from the right standpoint. What would become of man in
    • inscribed at all, for there Time becomes Space; we pass from one point
    • compensation for the loss when he is close to the point where it might
    • our bodily nature by way of the heart to the point of causing actual
    • example the faculty of memory which points back to an earlier memory,
    • state, so the whole Earth has evolved with him; that it too points to
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    • are known today and point back to man's past, whence from elementary
    • We reached the point yesterday of speaking about an experience of
    • and re-awakens in spring, to reach its highest point of unfolding in
    • Spiritual Science points to these different conditions when it reveals
    • It is likely that someone will say at this point that if the Earth was
    • between the physical and etheric bodies. This points us back to an
    • the point is reached of explaining how the physical originates from
    • presented, questioning ceases to have meaning at a certain point.
    • And finally we ask: Is there something in man that points to the
    • Are there organs in the human body which already today point
    • individualisation; but the larynx is developing to the point where it
    • indication of the point of time when there flowed into man that which
    • not come to a standstill at that point. They will endeavour to emulate
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    • viewpoint. It is just because natural science has to keep to
    • illustrate our point, but we shall take one as an example. We
    • a book, even from a scientific viewpoint, has great
    • spirit, for the scientist himself points out that a science of
    • Thus, on the one hand, the scientific outlook points with
    • But now from another viewpoint we come to much the same
    • life. Without having reached a certain point in our ordinary
    • I have pointed out in earlier lectures that it is
    • for knowledge speak of hundreds of such border-points occurring
    • does not happen in normal life, that it is at just such a point
    • such a point in the experience of a border-area, we have to be
    • point to something beyond himself. What is needed is that a
    • of living at such border-points of knowledge. This feeling can
    • points not to want to judge the super-sensible with what we have
    • This is the point where something quite
    • into human soul life, so that at certain points we really
    • psychologists maintain is impossible. I have already pointed
    • the life of the soul is not able to observe itself. They point
    • at all in our normal consciousness. In order to make this point
    • But this is not the point that matters ultimately.
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    • I took the liberty of pointing out yesterday that there
    • science. I pointed out further that there is a certain
    • point of view, to refer to this border area and to deal with
    • Eduard von Hartmann points out that
    • he points out that this unconscious is not in itself conscious
    • What would be the point of something spiritual that is supposed
    • viewpoint.
    • heights from our newly-won viewpoint in a quite different
    • human destiny, which will be considered from the viewpoint of
    • the viewpoint of the science of spirit. As we have not much
    • When the human soul has reached the point with the
    • I pointed out yesterday that it is quite unjustified to
    • transferred to the spiritual world. And I also pointed out that
    • Now, seen from the viewpoint of our normal soul life,
    • life from the ordinary physical viewpoint, but we do not want
    • observation. Only from the point of view of the science of
    • are in the human soul. Seen from the viewpoint of ordinary
    • human soul life from a different viewpoint in another
    • the nature of dreams that the science of spirit points
    • the viewpoint of the science of spirit, to which the scientific
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    • But we have to choose a quite definite starting point for this
    • Copernican outlook, and from one point of view quite rightly
    • We are at the point which they feared, and for which they had
    • the starting point from which a new and higher power of the
    • now about to mention. But first I must point out that there is
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    • point at which spiritual knowledge can be developed by spiritual
    • When this point is reached meditative thinking will no longer make us
    • can, as a rule, look back only to a certain point that lies before
    • spreading of anthroposophical occult knowledge and the pointing of the
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    • Mystery of Golgotha from many different points of view, but new
    • wants to comprehend things from the standpoint of the intellect. But
    • possible vantage-point. Definitions are always one-sided and remind
    • point of view and ask ourselves: What, in this Mystery, is of chief
    • Nevertheless we will endeavour to approach it from still another point
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    • point of view that I would like to give these lectures. They will not
    • have pointed this out in various way. In lectures given at various
    • through several centuries. We must go back to a point in time that I
    • specialized and had many more points of contact than was the case
    • In Scholasticism, arising from quite another viewpoint, a gap had
    • reached the point at which he can experience the spirit only through
    • his disappointment with theology is so great he dares not apply his
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    • As I pointed out, this soul mood was already present in Meister
    • Eckhart points to an older knowledge that has come down to him
    • starting point of which I have assigned to the first half of the
    • Only now, at this point, does the modern era of thinking begin. The
    • point where I concluded yesterday. Cusanus looked upon what should
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    • last two lectures I tried to indicate the point in time when the
    • arose in the course of time. It was pointed out yesterday that the
    • happened soon after the point in time that I characterized as the
    • most important in modern spiritual life, the point when Nicholas
    • external modern anatomical and physiological point of view, the
    • alignment of his axis of vision in order to focus on a given point by
    • space layout of analytical geometry, which establishes a point
    • rhythmic system, and the metabolic-limb system. I need not point out
    • Where is the human factor if I imagine an abstract point somewhere in
    • experienced, that he was an integral part of; and that at the point
    • arbitrary zero point. No longer do we have the inward blood
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    • connection with the universe. It changed when the point was reached
    • from an arbitrary starting point, the three coordinates are drawn.
    • points according to which the earth itself is oriented. All this he
    • starting point of his cosmology was thus given by the earth.
    • place, time, space, and motion as his starting points and feels no
    • took particular notice of this point. He was involved in philosophy more
    • that at the starting point of modern science the very person who was
    • to go along with Newton on any point. Goethe's Theory of Color is
    • one particularly characteristic point. This whole procedure of first
    • In accordance with this point of view, Berkeley opposed what
    • natural phenomena? We are pointing to something that eludes our
    • quite follow me on these points, but I cannot here expound the whole
    • concepts divorced from man, science arrived at a point where it could
    • mathematical standpoint, but then he wavered and defined space (which
    • think: Unfortunately, on this point he wasn’t as enlightened as
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    • firmly pointed out the oddity of these ideas. There is something
    • phase of scientific thinking, we have come to the point where this
    • sense data. In a different period the findings point more toward the
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    • I have also pointed out how, in this scientific age, space became an
    • abstraction. He no longer sought the intersecting point of the three
    • experiences. But I have pointed out that inside the physical man as
    • produces the three dimensions of space. Let me point out also that
    • this because he wanted to point out (he himself did not say so in so many
    • historical standpoint, one can clearly perceive how the real being of
    • to split water into its two components. The point is to understand
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    • world outside, he always points out how it would be if man himself
    • the physicist says: A body, or rather a point, on which no external
    • mind was led to such a point that we can fairly say that man forgot
    • by thinking of moving points that do not alter their condition of
    • movement of a point that travels the same distance in each succeeding
    • second. But there is no such point. This uniform movement occurs
    • actually reached the point, where we experience, if I may put it this
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    • modern times. Now I will try to throw light from a certain standpoint
    • it has been possible to deepen human knowledge to the point where it
    • blackboard yesterday from an historical standpoint. If we look at the
    • and the ego organization. As I pointed out yesterday, there existed
    • viewpoint of Thales, expressed in the sentence “All things have
    • phlegmatic's viewpoint: everything has come from water.
    • processes. The main point was: it was experienced physics,
    • mere point. For that reason it became easy to philosophers to dispute
    • today's viewpoint (which naturally will also be outgrown in the
    • pumps. The body is viewed from a mechanical standpoint, as existing
    • understandable from the historical standpoint. It makes good sense
    • not go to the trouble of refining these ideas to the point where they
    • points begin to show up; and psychology becomes completely abstract.
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    • pneumatology. Today, as I have already pointed out, this has shrunk
    • has reached the point of observing what is corpse-like in nature.
    • him to live on. That is one point.
    • The other point is that our psychology has become very thin, while
    • pneumatology has nearly reached the vanishing point. Again, we must
    • have often pointed out that from our ethics, our morals, born of the
    • inasmuch as they transcend the absolute point of death —
    • properly nurtured. This is also the main point of our medical
    • essential point about the spleen is that it is really an excretory
    • that need only be utilize — and that is the point: they should
    • right starting point. Here, through an “anthroposophized”
    • show you the standpoint of a human being, who comprehends this
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    • the thermometer stands at the same point circumstances may be such
    • be said that this view on the matter was, from a certain point of
    • within ourselves have any zero or reference point. If we had
    • such a reference point then we would establish not merely the
    • subjectively perceived, to such a reference point. We would then
    • reference point. You see, for the construction of our concept of the
    • no temperature reference point. If we could establish such a
    • reference point within ourselves, it would necessitate an entirely
    • precisely because the reference point is hidden for us that we lead the
    • do not carry within us a temperature reference point — we are not
    • It is this which has been the uncertain point in human thinking since
    • the moment when Achilles gets to the point marked 1. The tortoise is
    • every point covered by the tortoise, the tortoise will always be a
    • There is no point in admitting the premises and then saying,
    • follows the tortoise that he passes through each point that the
    • He does not pass through each point of the path of the tortoise. We
    • thinking “Achilles must pass over every point covered by the
    • You will remember I already pointed out this distinction in the
    • point of high heat intensity produced. Here we have the same process
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    • with my finger, the pointer moves upwards.
    • You can see when we heat the rod, the pointer does move upwards which
    • indicates for you the act that the rod expands. The pointer moves
    • pointer moves more and more, showing that the expansion increases with
    • depended on the substance. At this point we will leave out of account
    • can we find a firm standpoint for our consideration of these things.
    • point of view, the old concepts still possible in Greece were robbed
    • historically at this point,) this body was lifted out of the earthly
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    • and finally come to a point where it will go over from the solid to
    • went to 48° C. which is the melting point of sodium thiosulphate, and
    • point as it is called. So far as the thermometer shows, the
    • temperature rises again from the point at which melting took place
    • come upon another point at which the liquid begins to boil. Again we
    • consider solids, which form our starting point, you know that they
    • heat been made to go through the melting point, you know that I cannot
    • vaporized by passing through the boiling point, I cannot keep it in an
    • there lie a number of points a, b, c, d, etc. If you wish to
    • reach these points you can remain in the line. If, for instance, you
    • are at this point (a) you can reach c by passing along the line.
    • You can pass back again and again reach the point a. In brief, if I
    • desire to reach the points a, b, c, d, I can do so and remain
    • point e or the point f. You cannot remain in the line if you wish
    • to reach point e or f. You must go outside to reach these points.
    • points.
    • of points; (a,) (b,) (c,) (d.)
    • In order to reach these points
    • this point (x) you may trace your way to each of these points over a
    • wish to remain in the surface of the board, reach this point which is
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    • You see, here we have an important point where physical science has to
    • attain clarity at this point, a corresponding lack enters into the
    • and is outside of consciousness. Starting from this point we proceed
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    • these things from the psychological point of view, as it were. The
    • Now I am inserting at this point in our course this
    • psychological-physiological point of view, as it might be called,
    • mechanically. We never actually reach this point; do not wish to, in
    • point where we needed to think not at all, but when we spoke the first
    • up to the time it arrives at its melting point, the temperature
    • of temperature as we warmed a solid body to melting point. We showed
    • experiments. The moment the temperature is lowered to the point where
    • water, each point within it has the same relation to the entire earth
    • that the points in a solid have to something within the solid. The
    • to think of this as a unity in relation with the central point of the
    • simply gathered together. And when we come to such a point as the
    • melting or boiling point, then there enter in things that must now
    • point we pass from the terrestrial condition of the solid body where
    • the terrestrial kingdom as a whole when we reach the melting point. It
    • into the gaseous condition, then we come to the point where the
    • thermometer disappears, say at the melting or boiling points. It
    • realm of heat tot he phenomena that are pointed to by our thermometer
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    • vapor to the same point at which it was at first, the mercury column
    • to solids if we raise the temperature above the melting point and
    • lower it below the melting point. Now, when a fluid body is solidified
    • by being brought under the melting point, it remains a solid body. The
    • melting point under ordinary pressure.
    • temperature under its melting point, but the pressure must be
    • Thus we have three bodies all of which have melting points over 200°C.
    • has a melting point above 200°C. it would remain solid in boiling
    • water, for water has a melting point of 0°C. and a boiling point of
    • mixture of the three, into water, just at the boiling point of 100°C.
    • is brought out that the melting point of the mixture is lower than the
    • melting point of any of its constituents. Thus you can see how bodies
    • of the water at this point, we have the melting point of the alloy and
    • can show that this melting point is lower than the melting point of
    • correctly from a certain point of view, we discover in them a picture
    • to the point where we have a picture in the gaseous state which is
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    • treats a special field from his point of view, namely the field of
    • modern thinking runs. Just as the physicists can point to factories to
    • carrying the corporeality through the melting and boiling points. That
    • through a kind of null-point, and come to an opposite condition to
    • null-point in spatiality, to a sphere where the spatiality is zero.
    • this null-point on this side of which gravity is active? Is it not
    • a solid to a gaseous planet we pass through a null-point? Below we
    • reached a point where we can comprehend the being of heat in a
    • null-point.
    • passing through the zero point into the negative. That is to say, when
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    • of physical-mechanical thinking was taken as the starting point for
    • observations, let us throw a little light on this whole point of view.
    • Now we must make clear to ourselves the following point. Is there ever
    • Thus we arrive at a point where we have to reverse completely the
    • entire point of view, the manner of thinking of 19th
    • I finally bring these colors to the vanishing point. May it not be
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    • we indicate the total height of the water from the point
    • And now the facts lead us to the same point which we reached, for
    • temperature, there obtains at some intermediate point a heat condition
    • point from the other side. Or, I might say: I observe the gas, it
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    • The question now arises, what is to be found at the point of juncture?
    • at this point. In Goethe's sense you know that the spectrum considered
    • By closing the circle we note that at the point where it closes, there
    • states of aggregation, what do we find at the point of juncture? This
    • being is inserted at that point. Man, taking up what comes from both
    • sides is placed at that point. And how does he take up what comes from
    • point where we can bring the formative forces to the human being.
    • In other words, in man we have a point where that which appears
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    • At this point I would like to build a bridge, as it were, between the
    • make the circle larger and larger and finally to break at this point
    • When I rarefy enough, I finally come to a point where I obtain
    • point of view. He seeks cleverly to push forward the concepts and
    • It is extremely interesting to pin physics down at the very point
    • phenomena as conduction, the lowering of the melting point of an alloy
    • below the melting point of its constituents, and what it really means
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    • which is at one point now, and a moment later is at a distant point.
    • consider these a little from our own point of view and see if we can
    • point. This point is that when we use formulae we cannot handle the
    • this point you have to apply to the light effects a set of facts which
    • you reach the same infinite point no matter what direction you take.
    • point as you go out in one direction and then in the other and you
    • then have to come back from two different points at infinity. The way
    • That, however, lead to another point. If the magnet would have to be
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    • the past few days pointed out as the X and Y realms. It is in this way
    • relations that actually exist point to something that was once there
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    • the external point of view, that something takes its rise in the
    • leads us to the point when we have to say: There must be some reason
    • universal point of view. This is that we can conceive of the periodic
    • the earth. Thus there is active at the point where terrestrial
    • imponderable. At all such points of transition heat wells out.
    • today at a turning point in human development.,
    • striving. We must see this point. Therefore, one can say: if we can
    • We have in every case tried to emerge from the old theoretical point
    • of view and enter into a point of view that is real, so that our
    • must study how to conceive of the planets as points of departure
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    • mathematical problem. The point is that at first this organization is
    • business to point out the way to the knowledge of the astral part of
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    • pointed to reality precisely by means of this content. Nor had such a
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    • quite new to the soul. If we seek advice on this point from an
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    • another. By the banishing we get to the point of visualizing the
    • point of fact this is not present in its true shape within the limits
    • show that something dead points to something living, as the corpse
    • points to a living man.
    • seed. Something that has life in itself, which points beyond the
    • observations which point to something Cosmic, and lay it open. Still,
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    • sequence of argument, point to such a ‘subconscious’; but
    • soul comes now to the point of having an inner life different from
    • what point to good and evil tendencies, and good and evil events in
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    • point of his being. He knew it through the contemplation of this echo
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    • moment, images realized in the present which point to the past only
    • ‘Duration’. But he did not proceed beyond this point.
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    • changing activity arrives at a point at which the inner physical
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    • ground of a physical science. From this point of view this is quite
    • time the etheric organism. In his consciousness at this point he has
    • real domain of the spirit.) From the point of view of the supernatural
    • withdrawing from the lunar activities at a certain point after his
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    • in the future, but not until a certain point of time was it necessary
    • were aware of this starting point of preparation in Europe. The first
    • in order to understand the spiritual. At this point, perhaps, a warning
    • first to muster the necessary power, to develop it to the point where this
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    • How can that cause it pain? From the point of view that is valid for the
    • forgotten that these points of view are by no means always authoritative
    • is caused nevertheless. It is all a matter of the point of view concerned
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    • however, and that is the important point. The individual concerned takes
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    • in the form of a kind of panorama. The essential point, however, is
    • is the essential point. On the other hand, between birth and death there
    • at the age of sixty and then, in kamaloka, comes to the point when,
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    • the earth from the standpoint of Devachan, he perceives this web of
    • the point in evolution where, with a will that is completely free, he
    • himself chooses his final incarnation. Before this point, full accordance
    • point when the ego itself, the real man, begins to work upon what has
    • dentition. It is an important point in the evolution of humanity when the
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    • of the nature of soul; soul warmth was present, and not until the midpoint
    • not to speak at this point and to which we will return in the course
    • the earth if a severance had not taken place at a certain point of time.
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    • Moon. We came to the point in yesterday's lecture where it was made
    • of other beings. Hence a kind of severance took place at a certain point
    • have been working on it and at a certain point in their evolution have
    • state and only when a definite point had been reached was it possible
    • condition. At this point on the earth there was a repetition of what
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    • forces of animals, and indeed it actually came to the point of Lemurian
    • from the architectonic, artistic standpoint, that nothing can equal
    • pointed arches and windows, is only conceivable together with its
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    • of the spiritual world, had reached the point where He could announce
    • in an adverse sense or as a pointer to Judas who betrayed Christ. Rather,
    • turning point when man can ascend again from the physical into the
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    • said, from the point of view of the science of the spirit, which regards
    • In point of fact, unsuspected by science, it is an organ of the future
    • the middle epoch of our earth's evolution, the significant point occurred
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    • in the walk in front of the garden, he points clearly to the false,
    • Serpent made this resolution, and so did Goethe; Goethe points to an
    • culture, it will be the hour-hand pointing to the regular mechanical
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    • impressive way he found words to point out that which to him seemed
    • always pointed out that a man must first undergo Catharsis
    • that it is ready to sacrifice itself. It has reached the point of
    • across, but when the Sun is at its highest point, the Serpent can do
    • the things of sense, to nature-conditions, now points to the even and
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    • point in time when mankind, newly risen, was taught a new wisdom. At
    • When mankind reaches a new turning point in its evolution, it must
    • Cancer, Gemini, Taurus and Aries. The vernal point of the sun advances
    • rightly understood points to the dawn of a new age. Whenever an
    • with the entrance of the sun into Aries. This important turning point
    • captured the Golden Fleece. A further important turning point is
    • consciousness of the men of that time. Man had reached the point of
    • So the human race reached the point of perceiving its destiny,
    • point is reached. The light increases, days grow longer and nature
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    • arise in our hearts when, from the standpoint of spiritual science, we
    • divine heights. The surging life had developed to the point where the
    • that is, focal points in the year that join us to the spirit of the
    • tasks for everyday life, we can look to these focal points to what
    • prevail to the point of making spiritual-scientific teaching
    • science will then also be alive in the focal points of the great
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    • reached its lowest point at Christmas time, because those who are
    • trees, which, standing there as a single tree, pointed prophetically
    • Who is to be." This points to the entity that passes through all
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    • real starting-point what we encounter first of all behind our
    • or not, does not signify; the point is the impression that this wide
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    • YESTERDAY I tried first of all to point out the way which leads the
    • How to Attain It. At a definite point of esoteric or occult
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    • evolution of our planet to a definite point of time, about which we
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    • We then pointed out how further progress along the path leads to knowledge
    • — let us say — runs to a point (diagram a.) and the leaf of
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    • being in any one part of the world. We must reach the point, not only
    • We have already pointed out that what we observe as the physical form
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    • point from which the Spirits of Form work — we find it in the
    • Let us suppose that we had at point S the centre-point of the
    • diagram. At an outermost point of this etheric globe, in opposition to
    • is then to be seen as a mighty etheric globe with its centre-point in
    • evolution of the others; and at point (a) through the combined working
    • at a definite point in opposition works the detached Spirit of Form.
    • point in the Sun, and it must also be such a notch, such a sort of
    • this point a simultaneous breaking up of the form, but only of the
    • the center-point of the planetary system, from the center of the Sun.
    • (See Figure 6, point a),
    • occultists. To those people who from a materialistic standpoint object
    • being from the center-point of the Sun into the periphery, was
    • symbolically pointed out to his pupils this connection of the Light of
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    • have approached the beings of these Hierarchies by pointing out the
    • consideration if, from the point of view of occultism, we further
    • solar system in miniature; but if we wish to point out the
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    • bodies from the standpoint of ordinary consciousness, we naturally
    • “Before us is something which really points to no present, but
    • standpoint with regard to this experience for which I was ripe at that
    • standpoint of the occultist, of the immediate facts revealed to occult
    • this causes pain: we feel that there is pain at the point of union.
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    • IN our last lecture we pointed to the relation between the spiritual
    • to what is to be the culminating point of our lectures: — a
    • kingdom.” The point of view here involved is quite erroneous. No
    • and much more free from error than in man. The essential point is that
    • also aware that from certain points specially precise and definite
    • various standpoints, must adapt himself to these, so must the
    • described. This is the special point in what I have stated. That we
    • point of view, the impulses of civilisation. Now, here you have in
    • hierarchies work through him also. The essential point is that from
    • by connecting the sun with the center point of the earth; that is to
    • which is always striving towards the center point of the earth. Thus
    • of such Spirits of the Rotation of Time. At this point we can state
    • completed, that is, when the Spirits of the Rotation of Time appointed
    • inspiring him. We now reach the point of seeking for the normal
    • of the sun with the center-point of the earth. In the plant-forms we
    • Rishis point to epochs of civilisation which lie beyond the sphere of
    • Then came the civilisation of Zarathustra; and Zarathustra pointed
    • to which the Holy Rishis pointed in their Vishvakarma. Then came the
    • fourth post-Atlantean period of civilisation, and pointed out that
    • death. The fourth period was able to point out that conditions had
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    • this or that, names are so bestowed in occultism that the name points
    • substance is driven into the mineral from the point from which the sun
    • we recognize very clearly at this point a very important fact; we
    • to what it really is that we see when we look at the sun. We pointed
    • our thoughts with the physical eyes, that is the point; neither can
    • reached a point where we can point again to the enormous significance
    • We have pointed out what meaning this life has in the planetary
    • circling round his orbit with his tail pointing outwards. He was
    • from countless points: and everywhere in the universe we find the
    • soul. So we can also point to the moon as the bearer of the opponent
    • starting-point of the forces working upon humanity as the opponents of
    • point out that in antiquity Jehovah is but Christ foretold.
    • which is at the normal point of its evolution, and which appears to us
    • speak, perhaps, of the principle of Buddha. Here again is a point
    • to point to the moral effects of such considerations, if we take the
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    • themselves, for they shall become the children of God.” This points
    • reverse order. The turning point is the appearance of Christ Jesus in
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    • itself in a position to create clarity on these points by means of its
    • As my point of departure I shall indicate the three paths along which
    • How could it be so? On this point spiritual science is now first able
    • point of view? If I may use a simple comparison, let us assume that a
    • with the Gospels. We can do this, no matter from what standpoint we
    • sleep ourselves into life, and that only after a certain point of time
    • brothers; after this point the man says “I am who I am.”
    • to the point of time so described.
    • become always greater. If man only once reaches the point of intensely
    • and why the other religions have always pointed mankind toward this
    • All that to which the seven holy Rishis and Zarathustra pointed, and
    • religions pointed. Thus not only Christians have spoken of Christ, but
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    • If I may indicate in a few words the point at which yesterday's
    • the point of departure, if we wish to understand what the way of
    • great religions, and in so far as we study them at their points of
    • standpoint higher than the religious standpoints were, or still are
    • where these religious standpoints continue to be accepted. In a
    • religions spread out over the earth, all of which point back to this
    • spiritual life, to which we pointed yesterday; to which, in their
    • Vishvakarman, the seven holy Rishis also pointed; to which, in his
    • Ahura-Mazdao, Zarathustra also pointed; to which, as their Osiris, the
    • Egyptians also pointed; and which the fourth post-Atlantean cultural
    • period named Christ. But that is not the point: The point is to
    • of Jesus of Nazareth appears from the standpoint of pure occultism you
    • characterized, although externally, the starting point of esoteric
    • Yesterday we pointed out that frailty, infirmity, illness, and death
    • Luciferic principle would have led to the point where mankind would
    • Every death is therefore a point of departure for something else. Man
    • With the initiation-principle, this is not the point.
    • point of discharging their Karma in the most fitting way in the
    • is excluded. Never will it be possible to point to a personality in an
    • Never will a Rosicrucian brother point to a living personality as a
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    • manifests at especially conspicuous points in the stages of this
    • points to a series of things that the child achieves at the same time.
    • a sort of combustion process. Here is a point where our physical
    • worthy way during the state of sleep. Here is the point at which one
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    • through a certain beginning finally to reach the highest point. Now it
    • From this point of view also was conceived the event of Golgotha. If
    • earthly point of view it is inevitable that one forms such
    • possible points of view. Before we descended to the earth, then also
    • four different points of view. The human being of the present time
    • conceived only from a spiritual point of view. It is indeed
    • We can view the matter, however, from entirely different points of
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    • these things are mere symptoms. The point is, that along the path
    • the point of view of their significance for the whole of mankind.
    • Nowadays you continually hear: “That is my standpoint.”
    • This is how people talk: “That is my standpoint.”
    • Everyone has a standpoint. — as if the standpoint matters! The
    • standpoint in spiritual life is just as fleeting as it is in the
    • These are two different standpoints in physical life. What matters is
    • look at the world from every standpoint. But people today do not want
    • what they can glean from different standpoints; the egoistic
    • assertion of their own particular standpoint is more important to
    • really enter into it, for he has his own standpoint. But people do
    • standpoints in a world that is common to us all. But this world is
    • point.
    • now I will tell you, from an external point of view, what is living
    • is my standpoint.” Ah! as the nineteenth century drew to its
    • close, everyone began to have his own particular standpoint. One was
    • fourth a sensualist, and so on. They all had their standpoints. But
    • routine, the standpoint had become a crust of ice. The spiritual
    • “standpoints” had lost the sense of their own weight,
    • “That is my standpoint,” but he felt: “I am losing
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    • Nature. But — to take a significant point — you cannot
    • very clever after all — heaven knows to what point the phrase,
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    • educational point of view? The question is not asked because people
    • absorbed today, from the point of view of world-historical progress?
    • point of view it is childish. But now let us put aside the modern
    • point of view and ask: What educational effect had such a book at
    • were matter, but diluted matter. The point is not that one speaks
    • The point is not to fight materialism but to see to it that the
    • and are pointed out just as, in a lecture room, sodium, potassium and
    • so on are pointed to with their atomic weights. There is no
    • difference between pointing at tables giving the atomic weight of
    • potassium and pointing to the etheric body. It is exactly the same,
    • and that is not the point. Interpreted in this way, Theosophy —
    • being, fills him with life. Only this can lead us to the point where
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    • the following only from this point of view as I read you a passage
    • Principles of Ethics) must, from a scientific point of view at least,
    • would present in a virile way the very point of view which, with
    • example shows clearly that the turning-point of the nineteenth
    • Nothingness. This turning-point of the nineteenth century revealed
    • started from a mature scientific standpoint; this he first met in
    • philological standpoint of the middle of the nineteenth century and
    • only form in which the light that pointed towards the future came to
    • development from a purely scientific point of view, entirely in line
    • which need not be described any further, although from the point of
    • conception. The point is not that people have a false
    • that we have got to a point where we do not want to utter the word
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    • was to point to moral intuitions as that within man which, in the evolution
    • of modern man. They could not get beyond the point they were then
    • least brought them to the point of being able to do this; they
    • find forms pointing back to the once living, God-given moral ideas.
    • point in the first third of the fifteenth century. Human beings
    • first two periods of life it comes to the point of dying, and for
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    • develops from this starting point, from this point of germination.
    • slightest movement points in the widest sense to cosmic mysteries. —
    • points to what has not been learnt from formulae, but from that book
    • viewpoint.
    • when they have been disappointed by a human being on whom they had
    • disappointed, but because the feeling of confidence and
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    • YESTERDAY I pointed out
    • feeling must reckon with many disappointments prepared out of its own
    • than the literal words there was in the young something which pointed
    • the point of view of our life of soul, that is — everything is
    • freezes us to death, that is objective to the point of iciness. And
    • for the sake of elucidation. But I will tell you the real point in
    • evolution had arrived at a point where people said with great
    • Today it will be natural to feel this. But from the human standpoint
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    • pointing approximately to weighty matters affecting a large
    • reached the point of saying: Thoughts are something we work out for
    • were revealed, gradually came to a point where a theory was needed to
    • extraordinary interest to steep oneself, from this point of view, in
    • is extraordinarily valuable, from a scientific point of view, to
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    • could be brought before his eighteenth year to the point of real
    • to teach or educate: “The young cannot be brought to the point
    • had an artistic point of departure.
    • the question from the new point of view: How must things be in human
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    • a different point of view the course taken by mankind's
    • really want to point out that with spiritual Imagination, and
    • Education of the Child from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science. On
    • that is to say, it must lead all studies to the point where there is
    • moment when you have led thinking to a point where it need not be
    • him what it is when we surround a point by a circle. Let us call up
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    • develop. So we must be quite clear upon this point: we cannot cram
    • is needed. Otherwise our culture will reach the point which it is
    • dread that at some point in the future such living heads would be
    • the point where, if they are pondering over something, they will feel
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    • only as the culminating point in the ranks of the animal kingdom, and
    • meaning and pointed to what would come in the future. But olden times
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    • points of view which will enable human intelligence really to present
    • evolution progresses, that it has arrived at a point beyond which it
    • point of view. Let us observe the Luciferic beings and see what
    • as I have often pointed out, that this confusion in regard to the
    • threefold order. Consider from this point of view Milton's Paradise
    • productions of the modern age which are, from a certain point of view,
    • wishes to point to the Christ impulse in its true meaning, it is
    • standpoint, were we to say: Goethe's Mephistopheles is a false
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    • will have realized from our discussions that by pointing to this error
    • we have arrived at a very important point in our spiritual-scientific
    • have resorted to pointing to the spiritual element without being in a
    • who surveys from this point of view the natural-scientific world
    • formation points back to the previous planetary stages of our
    • been added at a certain point of time. The reason for our being
    • part of the human being, his head, points us back to the animal; in
    • anatomically the traits that point back to the animal form. Yet upon
    • Divine reach the human being? we cannot point to the path through the
    • how the Old Testament came into existence, but I should like to point
    • close of the nineteenth century — all oriental wisdom points to
    • a completely different point of view — with the end of the
    • point is that one should indicate clearly of what the transition of a
    • the wisdom which points to the human head as a Luciferic formation, we
    • turning point, the error which lies in the materialistic
    • Speaking in imaginations, we may point back to the fact that the
    • pointed to an ancient stage of human consciousness and he said: In
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    • the human being finds himself in a process of dying. We may thus point
    • point of view I now state from the point of view of the soul when I
    • development has passed beyond the middle point of Earth evolution.
    • However, what I wanted to point out to you in the present lectures was
    • human being! In truth they are only the gesture which points to the
    • points us to that which is stronger in us than thought, whereas we
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    • various events in relation to the central point of Earth evolution;
    • man's own evolution. This central point, this center of gravity is, as
    • Now, my dear friends, today we live at a point of time in which again
    • elapsed between this starting point and our present day is of the same
    • from a certain spiritual-scientific point of view.
    • and today I shall only indicate this, it is possible to point out the
    • life; they then permeate themselves with a wisdom that points to
    • The second point, to be sure, is something different. Man may sense
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    • itself. When, from this point of view, we make tests, we can easily
    • argumentation is somewhat simple, but it points to the difficulty that
    • result of a historical process which had its starting point in the
    • special points of attack in the human being if the latter yields to
    • which offers especially strong points of attack for the described
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    • as being outside and inside, but simultaneously, in one point, outside
    • other at the one point, in the breathing process.
    • crossing point.
    • You will remember that I have pointed to this important fact; I have
    • pointed to it in my last article in Soziale Zukunft (The Social
    • social life, but where I clearly pointed to the very necessity
    • established a crossing point, and in this crossing point we shall take
    • will and cosmic thought cross in this crossing point, just
    • the starting point of being able to understand the metamorphosis of
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    • the personal in man, which, from a certain point of view, will furnish
    • like to draw your attention to only one point, on fact:
    • spiritual-scientific viewpoint.
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    • I have repeatedly pointed to the end of the seventies of last century
    • since the end of the 70's. From a historical point of view, we live in
    • body. What do I really mean by pointing to the natural-scientific
    • The same holds good for other spheres of life. As I pointed out to you
    • characterize today from a certain point of view.
    • standpoint, but directly from the standpoint of the earthly. He had to
    • starting point here upon the earth and to be active henceforth from
    • the point of view of the earth. From the forties to the end of the
    • apparent how necessary it is to point again to the most varied fields
    • Now, there exists a certain law which states that from every point in
    • well as forward. If we focus our attention on any point in the
    • historical development of mankind, we may say: At this point of time
    • a certain point of time placed themselves behind the events which lie
    • ahead of that point of time. Much can be understood if we grasp these
    • certain degree, returned to its starting point.
    • On this occasion, I may perhaps be permitted to point to the fact that
    • publication is written entirely from the standpoint of the modern
    • standpoint. And at what conclusion does he arrive? Quite factually, in
    • who takes his stand completely upon the natural-scientific viewpoint;
    • people would place themselves honestly upon the standpoint of natural
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    • to say today with a short enumeration of certain points in
    • find in the report at this point the following suggestion,
    • importance, or not — it does not matter. The point is
    • decide this or that point within this field. I will describe
    • imagine. The physician brought her to this point in the story,
    • research with inadequate tools, this is the point at which the
    • viewpoint. Just as Freud tested large numbers of cases, and
    • disposal from this particular standpoint, and found everywhere
    • not? ingenious, brilliant, really descriptive up to a point
    • emphatically point out that men do not realize into what they
    • from that standpoint, therapeutically, and that many
    • have no objection to this expression, but wish only to point
    • come back to the point in case you do not find it. It may
    • the point where you may catch at things. The things are there,
    • see, you have there one of the points in the cultural life of
    • This psychoanalysis has at least pointed out that the reality
    • shall return to the matter from the standpoint of
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    • It was pointed out that one of the better psychoanalysts
    • thinking type, and the feeling type. From this starting point
    • us to point out the dangers residing in quarter-truths in a
    • that the facts which lie before the psychoanalyst really point
    • From the standpoint of Freud or Adler the case is easily
    • but this diagnosis does not reach the vital point. Its
    • admission, to a point far beyond what the psychoanalyst
    • must be encountered. I will mention, of all the points therein
    • consciousness. I have pointed out somewhat “gently”
    • This forces me to point out that this book forms the close of a
    • starting point from such normal effects of the subconscious,
    • standpoints other than the materialistic ones of our own
    • subconscious. That is the point: that people who give
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    • to consciousness. It has been frequently pointed out that this
    • are possible only to the narrow-minded standpoint of the
    • course, since everyone has his own point of view. One finds
    • obvious that the standpoint of one who has labored long
    • takes it upon himself to have a standpoint. Anyone can count
    • point where these nuances burst asunder, and there lies before
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    • the most diverse viewpoints. Therefore, when we wish to point
    • point is for us to know with certainty that to this so-called
    • point it has been stated that in the physically incarnate
    • the gate of death. The point concerning us here is that we gain
    • the elemental world, he reaches then after a time a point where
    • results, and has reached the point of seeing something of it in
    • point, something special happens. The clairvoyant can now
    • the point where, in absolute inner darkness — no other
    • brought the human being finally up to this point.
    • this has been pointed out today in order to show both the
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    • pointed out and explained yesterday — but there arises
    • point when you survey, as it were, the surface of the several
    • another. This is the point to be considered.
    • see now concretely what I pointed out yesterday more
    • the standpoint of ordinary life. Let us take a striking case: A
    • we can point directly to the receptacle in which the karma of
    • pointing out to you an idea, asking you to think about it
    • Christ-Jesus points to these things: Heaven and earth shall
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    • age? These tasks can be illuminated from the most diverse points of
    • evolutionary path of mankind at that point on which we ourselves
    • distinguished. We have pointed to the old Indian Period of
    • [Gruppenseelenhaftigkeit]. It has often been pointed out to you that
    • occasion to point out that the Old Testament gives the facts more
    • the old racial standpoint had in a certain connection a physical
    • point of view, it must be said: Its character is that it leads man to
    • innermost member of the human being. I have often pointed out that
    • character of cosmic mysteries must stand entirely on the standpoint
    • individual qualities. As long as he stands on this standpoint, it is
    • standpoint of Western learning. We tried to be just towards Oriental
    • standpoint the Christian is as indifferent to one as the Oriental. As
    • central point of man's being is grasped through what we take up as
    • If we grasp ourselves aright in that point where we are now, whence we
    • even the sixth “race” starts from one point on the earth,
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    • different points of view, and because this is the case, they give us
    • must only understand how these four different points of view have come
    • evolution. Everything which man acquires must take its starting point
    • pointed to the mission of the old Hebrew people, how gradually the
    • Abraham, there this Ego again takes its starting point from Chaldea.
    • the golden star — would take his path at a definite point of time
    • only describe from his standpoint this great event. Each of
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    • We have already pointed out how the reason why we have four gospels is
    • from one standpoint. And if one takes photographs of a thing from
    • Isaiah points to that great, mighty event, which should be the most
    • significant event in human evolution. What is he really pointing to?
    • pointed, indeed, to secrets of soul. We have in the soul, when we look
    • Isaiah speaks of John the Baptist, how he points out thereby that
    • quite well be elsewhere, than at that point where this man is walking
    • time of Christ should have well understood when one pointed to John
    • sun, was caught up in this point in a quite special manner. If this
    • been caught up, at that point where the fleshly body wanders. If thus
    • is especially the writer of the Mark Gospel who points this to us; the
    • in a quite special way by his principle. It was the pointing to
    • world of sense, the pointing to that world as it works into the human
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    • by way of preparation, I Should like to point to a few
    • justifiable view of the world, in se far as it points man's
    • western philosophy, one must point to the apex of his
    • he finally developed. That is the point, my dear friends; and
    • firm substantial point. On the other hand, a man is present in
    • formed one of the starting-points of the Augustinian
    • Descartes again took up that point; he lived from 1596 to 1650,
    • he takes as his starting point, and in this perception he
    • simply takes the standpoint of St. Augustine.
    • particular point of time in human evolution acquires certain
    • standpoint, as I have often told you, if it were
    • so, from our point of view, we can look back on St. Augustine
    • standpoint, one must sharply look to this. — that he
    • belief that one can reach a firm standpoint in one's inner
    • shall speak further on this point in the next two lectures.
    • see hew from the standpoint we have acquired to-day we can look
    • back at the standpoint of St. Augustine, how we can understand
    • Post-Atlantean age, because with especial sharpness he points
    • Ideal; and in this stream he seeks to find a firm point. St.
    • Augustine sought that firm point. To-day we only want to bring
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    • because it has been placed in a definite point of time. How
    • point of time man [needs] help regarding his flesh and blood as
    • up to a certain point; experiencing on the one hand the
    • Hierarchy, as I have pointed out, — in other words,
    • Ordering of matter ceases at a certain definite point of time;
    • Concerning this point, humanity to-day gives way to a colossal
    • point to another very dominant English philosopher, Bentham,
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    • itself up from that point, so that the esotericist recognises the root
    • primordial times and transforms itself at a certain point There is a
    • point in every saga at which it is to be taken literally again. In the
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    • on the Moon. They had advanced to the point of recognising that the
    • the point of recognising that they could obtain control over those
    • Now there was a particular way of describing the point of time in
    • the middle of Lemuria and the point of time when the Trojan war took
    • Now we go on to a point when, after the Atlantean flood, men became
    • first begins. It had gradually been prepared up to this point; it is
    • with Calypso. Only then can he reach the point to which the soul
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    • initiate Siegfried. Let us briefly run through the salient points of
    • If you are studying the matter from the literary point of view, you
    • evolved. And that is the important point. It was a culture that
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    • that occasion I pointed to the fact that the initiate, or anyone who
    • called upon to make the decision from the stand-point of the physical
    • because the decision is made from the standpoint of the physical
    • something that points to the influence of a specific principle on the
    • this at the outset of his poem. As I pointed out to you in the case of
    • lofty standpoint. In the Mysteries themselves such events were plainly
    • point at which they will live under other conditions, to the point at
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    • one comes to a definite point in cosmic space that is a kind of
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    • of two parts joining in a point above. This architectural feature
    • consisting of two parts tapering up to a point, the whole reaching
    • pointed arches, pillars and columns. This had educated these souls.
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    • must be our starting point. Later, in considering the other numbers,
    • Thus, we could point
    • from the anthroposophical point of view.
    • Then, however, there comes an important turning point. This also may
    • we meditate on the world from the standpoint of numbers, we can
    • day. These things are always based on number relationships that point
    • point.
    • point (in my own words):The world is in itself enclosed
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    • able to point to something in it that is of like nature in the human
    • standpoint. The occultist knows, for example, that men would not have
    • Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. The seven planets in the seal point to
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    • up the thoughts of the watchmaker. At the present point of evolution
    • this ‘Yes, but I could point to the Gospels to show that also
    • Atlantis when he lifted his clairvoyant gaze to that same point which
    • that aura which at certain points of their evolution were united to
    • the word ‘Moon’, pointed to the place in heaven where the
    • when the sages of the sacred knowledge pointed to Mercury, Sun, or
    • found it right to place a material sun as the middle point of an
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    • upon the earth, the central point of importance was always given to
    • pass it through heat to the point of melting so that it can flow,
    • With this we arrive at the second point in the Bhagavad Gita. Again
    • We have here the third point of that important teaching in the
    • human evolution. They point frequently to fathomless abysses of human
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    • Angels to-day, if one considers it from the point of view of
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    • At this point we might say: Behold the Saturn fire, behold that which
    • this point, development is not yet finished. When the man is so far
    • on they develop to the point, when they themselves have something to
    • they already developed on the Sun to the point when they could give
    • the surrounding universe the Thrones concentrated on one point in
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    • and consider their action and influence from still another point of
    • central point and would reach so far outwards that the Saturn of
    • imagine that a sort of gas was the starting point of our solar
    • starting point for our solar system, and then has imagined that the
    • hand of God, must be so appointed that within Saturn these commands
    • point marks the boundary of the ancient Sun-world. You will do well
    • Moon. We have reached the point when we must remember that when the
    • At a certain point of the Moon evolution the Mights or Virtutes had
    • Heaven which was fought between the two points of Cosmic time when
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    • see how the sun stands in some point of a circle or ellipse and how
    • point of view of the Ptolemaic. Let us consider that the Sun stands
    • Kant-Laplace system, for instance; but there one reaches a point
    • where there were continual discoveries, a point which is no more
    • B.C. the sun in spring rose at the first point of spring in the
    • traverses, as regards its point of rising through the whole of one
    • Aries, with its rising point in spring-time, it travelled through the
    • we find the spring-point in the Zodiacal sign of Gemini. That was the
    • just as we draw Mars as the boundary point up to which is the domain
    • You must look on the earth as the Starting Point surrounded by a
    • the one burning point, and let Venus, Mercury and the Earth with her
    • This is how the Copernican system is drawn, only a point of time is
    • there the Earth must be taken as the starting point of the
    • heavenly bodies only from the physical point of view. ‘We can
    • merely physical standpoints were taken into account in relation to
    • of a spiritual point of view. Only through taking into consideration
    • into this or that according to the point of departure — the
    • meant when she pointed out that the Buddhas represented Maya. You can
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    • the constellation Gemini, we take these points which simply lie in
    • the planets, not the points where they stand. These are the boundary
    • becomes the centre point. We must do the same with the other heavenly
    • the Angels have. From this point of time, with the growth of the Ego
    • understood, when we accept them as the meeting point of different
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    • To-day we have reached a point in our description of the higher
    • can survey from this standpoint the facts of modern science. In what
    • demonstrated from different standpoints, in lectures held in
    • gas on Jupiter are as thick as tar or honey, and that from the point
    • — one can from the standpoint of the science of the present day
    • the point, for these studies do not move along these lines. That
    • point is whether one considers the things in their living functions
    • quite different standpoints have to govern as to what one entertains
    • now lift your hand and point upwards
    • Cherubim and Seraphim. If you move on, and point to some other place,
    • when one points with the finger to different places. And to be able
    • Each egg in its wanderings, comes back to the point where it was
    • first formed. When it reaches this point it remains stationary, it
    • one single egg. Thus on the point where the eggs were originally
    • Now let us consider that point at which all those globes came to a
    • contained the germs of all the future organs. At the point where the
    • heart; but this could only originate because at that same point the
    • wisdom said: to which direction of the Zodiac must one point, if one
    • foundations of the human heart? They pointed upwards, and named the
    • had once completed its circle and returned to its starting point, to
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    • reached that point which we described yesterday. Let us suppose we
    • of fire, thus reaching its highest point. It was in this manner that
    • point of time was reached. No, only the inner movements which existed
    • body. One would have to draw on it a point where all these were
    • its highest point; but whilst all this is accumulating, the Karma of
    • civilisation is being built up. This Karma is at its highest point,
    • higher than their highest point, leading personalities have to give
    • beings who have to lead the nation to a still higher point of
    • definite point of time the guiding personalities have themselves to
    • Man then reaches the point when his etheric body also leaves nothing
    • the beginning of the sacrifice which is found at its highest point in
    • could not have reached such a far point in their evolution, if they
    • Thus we build up our idea of evolution from the point when it begins,
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    • beyond that point.
    • absolutely disappears into nothing in its own central point! So that
    • that central point. But this is not all: in the same measure in which
    • it disappears in the central point, it reappears again in
    • point in space matter disappears and emerges again at another. Out
    • standpoint to acquire ever greater powers of knowledge, of will,
    • had to come into action. We now touch on a point which is always
    • Death. This is the essential point, that the Christ acted
    • concerned, this is the point. Just because of this, the human Ego,
    • this point in the centre of the universe — in accordance with
    • the teaching of the Mysteries, by explaining him — the point,
    • We stand at the central point of the world. Everything around us
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    • in the womb of time. And the central point of this faith, its firm
    • we work from one point of time to another in the firm belief that if
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    • N this and the succeeding chapters we shall make it a special point to
    • wisdom. The point is that the wisdom of the super-sensible worlds, if
    • its densest point and decreases again until the morning when he
    • awakes. It comes, as it were, to a point in which it reaches its
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    • must be pointed out that when we ascend into super-sensible realms,
    • may have committed. Most people hardly ever come to the point of
    • point is that they do not remain in this condition but draw
    • points to the fact that so far as the physical world is concerned,
    • inner point of View. Mankind can understand nothing of what has come
    • point of time by separating the moon from the earth. Thus they were
    • this point I ask you to bear in mind the fact that at a certain point
    • back to the Christ as a being Who at a certain point of time entered
    • into human evolution, so pre-Christian initiates all pointed to the
    • under the mountains of the earth, near its central point, a cross,
    • pointed to the most important prophecy of the Christ event, they were
    • saying: the Christ will come because that which points to Him is in
    • from this point let us look at the wisdom of different epochs in a
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    • will be useful at this point to bear in mind a definite epoch of the
    • whole point. And here lies the difference between Eastern and Western
    • the point at issue here is that of raising a mode of thinking to a
    • the name of Indra. If, from the point of view of modern super-sensible
    • Indra and follow him through thousands of years. We come to a point
    • first the Christ light did not ray back from him. Since the point of
    • antiquity from a modern point of view. History is a concept which
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    • certain definite point of cultural evolution, a side influence must
    • each other at a later point of time.
    • why he was in a way opposed to it. Zarathustra pointed more
    • external world, and all their initiates chose the path of pointing
    • pointed out that a man sees these gods of the inner world according
    • point of spirituality of which an external body is capable. And since
    • qualities to such a point of excellence that his body became not a
    • the sense world. That to which the old Zarathustra had pointed as the
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    • also a class of mysteries pointing the way through the soul life into
    • point of fact the deeper causes of the Apollonian and the Dionysian
    • mountain.’ The essential point is that the Christ was on earth
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    • upon the earth. As long ago as the age when Zarathustra was pointing
    • want to point out that there are characteristic and essential
    • mankind, if we look at things from the only real point of view —
    • human evolution. The Christ event was the turning point, when that
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    • the Kingdom of Lucifer. We pointed out, for instance, that the way to
    • the soul itself. And we pointed out how through the appearance of
    • points of view. It will, therefore, sometimes appear as if statements
    • more from a super-terrestrial standpoint, and characterise the
    • another point of view. We will devote a few words to this subject.
    • Zarathustra formerly was able to arouse when he pointed to Ahura
    • particular standpoint, for instance, we may say: ‘We find an
    • time is revealed according to the number twelve. At the point where
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    • seven; we must only pursue the facts from the point of view of the
    • occurs upon the earth with twelve permanent points in space —
    • twelve basic points with which everything in space is connected. This
    • up to the point of time in human evolution characterised, by the
    • earth at a certain point of time, but from outside, from space.
    • conditions to the circle described by the twelve essential points of
    • points of the Zodiac were not alone the real and veritable world
    • ever there. What is symbolised by the points of the Zodiac is more
    • where something which from one point of view works for good, may from
    • another point of view appear as evil. These differences between good
    • That which is the symbol of Gods in the twelve points in space, in
    • the twelve points of permanence is above good and evil. Out in space
    • it divides itself into good and evil. Of the twelve points of
    • evolution of the earth, from many different points of view, and what
    • Christ is not only a teacher — that is the essential point
    • Him over the whole world. The point of prime importance is that no
    • world, justified today from the standpoint of spiritual science.]
    • point to which mankind will look up as it did to the great
    • having progressed to our present age. We have reached a point in
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • high vantage point. This extends the visible horizon, but without the
    • stands in the middle, the former on the summit: it is the point of
    • points of view, above the middle, from self to higher self, and it
    • the world from a purely human angle, he does not take his point of
    • takes its view from a point beneath human capacities. It is chained
    • keep pace, whose standpoint is anthropology, consider theosophy an
    • middle standpoint, not the subhuman, as does anthropology. A
    • spiritual in its point of view, employs only inflated concepts, and
    • from a different point whence the view is both upward and downward.
    • point of departure from the details, and now even investigates
    • and the sensory-physical mind. The theosophical point of view,
    • Now we emerge from the inner man to the point at which
    • science, from its standpoint, cannot do other than take a different
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    • points it pushes out tiny particles, and this occurs in those three
    • there appear formations that up to a point can be compared with the
    • spiritual-scientific point of view the question must arise. What
    • agreeable or disagreeable, repulsive, and the like. The point,
    • come into being were it not that at this point something special
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    • (amor and Liebe), it nevertheless points the path to an
    • sentient soul. The latter extends to every point at which outer
    • We can actually determine the point on the skin where the meeting of
    • certain extent, and what comes into being at this point is the
    • the ego, and at the point where this current is strongest, where it
    • and the effect of this will be a different one at every point of the
    • conscious act, this can only be done at the point where the sentient
    • theoretical cognition, which in turn will clarify the standpoint of
    • We have said that the standpoint of anthropology lies
    • communications. We have described the standpoints of anthropology and
    • Coming to the third possibility, the standpoint lying
    • between the other two, we find that from this vantage point we can
    • Thus to observe the world without prejudice, that is the standpoint
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    • forward, and so forth. At this point someone may try to catch me out
    • In that connection there is another point to mention.
    • the brain and emerges only at those points where previously the
    • For the thinker this fact alone points to an earlier,
    • human current it concluded that the monkey was the starting point of
    • came into being at the point of contact. A straight line drawn
    • post-Atlantean periods from an anthroposophical viewpoint, and you
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    • a series entitled, Psychosophy, from a similar point of view,
    • starting point.
    • lives. This will bring us to the point where the psychic element
    • itself within the soul. The point is to keep firmly in mind that the
    • to reasoning not from the standpoint of logic, but of the activity
    • outside the anthroposophical movement, there are some who point out
    • at least, that it points to something permanent, and they
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    • ESTERDAY we concluded our psychosophical observations by pointing for
    • point out worthless passages. There is a strong proclivity nowadays
    • Another point arises in connection with this soul drama.
    • In so far as we stand at a given point in space, we have
    • and others who cannot, and this points to the independent life of our
    • is told that is not the point at all. The sense stimulus arising from
    • speech is not the point. We are concerned with something that is not
    • before reaching the point? Because when you say, “The man
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    • will bring clearly to light a number of points connected with our
    • the wax, but rather, you must consider the point at issue: the crest
    • doubt, even despair, and you have points of contact between these
    • way as to act from a distance, as a magnetic needle points to the
    • From the point where it turns back, desire brings back
    • surging of the will up to a certain point, where it then holds back.
    • the will is only the point of departure of an act. Within the soul
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    • point of view. In the first lecture an altered version of a youthful
    • We find three points of interest in the poems recited.
    • because of the conflict between the two soul forces. This points to
    • some time, by an arrow pointing in the direction taken by the stream
    • from the point of view of one who selects such names because he
    • stops at a certain point. From that time back to birth he remembers
    • of desire come to meet it, and into this focal point we peer as into
    • guide to point the lines of approach to all that can be learned
    • crossroads, a vantage point from which vigorous co-operation in this
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    • point of view. Two years ago the physical nature of man was discussed
    • from the viewpoint of anthroposophy; last year, in the lectures on
    • psychologist whose standpoint approaches that of theosophy. He wrote
    • Psychology from the Standpoint of Empiricism. The second
    • methodic standpoint, on investigating the soul quite in accordance
    • indeed be painfully felt from the anthroposophic standpoint. I
    • indeed be exhausted at that point were it not for the bridge leading
    • encountered during the last decades at exactly the point where
    • Brentano's standpoint is not Aristotle's, but in a certain respect he
    • depart in any way from Aristotle's standpoint because, like the
    • doctrine of creation. Now, it is a curious point, and one that must
    • point is quite definite: that this one earth life has profound
    • turning point. Only spiritual science, by offering scientific
    • why, basically, we are at the turning point regarding the doctrine of
    • the fact that, even from the standpoint of modern science, it is
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    • indeed, find there a standpoint concerned with pneumatosophy, or the
    • From the standpoint of anthroposophy we have stated
    • the world — grand, comprehensive points of view that never
    • with regard to the spirit. That is a point that is never-taken
    • One need only imagine, and this is the point, which to
    • image. In the same way, you can take a materialistic standpoint and
    • At this point one might object that in that case it is
    • not of itself point to a spiritual world, unless we know of it
    • error as a starting point. The fact that the soil of truth is sterile
    • is no reason for taking the standpoint of error; that would hardly
    • starting point in our search for truth; that would be not only
    • do away with those forces. That is the point that should be
    • Is there any particular point in talking about just
    • is the first point, and the second is that if we assume that man, in
    • standpoint of Aristotle from that of Buddha's disciples. Aristotle
    • as I should like to point out to you in the works (1889) of the
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    • pointed out that modern science really gathers from all sides certain
    • could first point out that when living in them we by no means feel as
    • pointed out that the senses as such do not err. Goethe once
    • significance and pointing out beyond the soul. This is what in the
    • perception, it points to reasoning, but through the inner process we
    • have described it points to what we call inner imagination in the
    • witness to the progress of conceptions toward the point where they
    • This is one of the points at which we are able to perceive the direct
    • true form as a fact, the region of emotions points out beyond the
    • The manner in which this sphere of emotions points out
    • point at which the world enters and plays a part in consciousness.
    • When this has been intensified to the point of its full
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    • soul, are brought up short at that point.
    • In the course of these lectures we pointed out that in
    • established a certain standpoint in the case, and whether there might
    • Is that really the only point of view available? It must
    • These matters are indeed serious, for they point to the
    • imaginatively depends entirely upon his soul. The point is that we
    • the world, at a certain point of time and space, surrounded by all
    • standpoint the activity of spirit and of divine spirits, or of the
    • other sciences, we would not have progressed to the point where our
    • points of contact for this work. Our communion will become ever
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    • We have reached this point in the realm of scientific thinking, of
    • hearts and souls. They will be points of focus in the year uniting us
    • great turning-points of the year and the everyday experiences of man
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    • powers of birth. They were to learn that at this point of time
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    • remarkable, enlightened men who lived at the turning-point of the old
    • point to the loss of a great truth, such profound meaning lay behind
    • physical embodiment, at the starting-point of evolution as a physical
    • before human beings had reached the point of the first physical
    • darkest point of the winter solstice the soul can have vision of all
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    • and in the course of years we have studied them from different points
    • movements of the stars. The story of the three Kings or Magi points to
    • people who drink it by the litre and from a certain point of view are
    • quite familiar with it. But to know things from the vantage-point of
    • the standpoint of the experiences of ordinary waking consciousness.
    • things from the vantage-point of the soul, but they do not penetrate
    • And now, from this point of view, try to understand what is contained
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    • points to the connection with the re-finding of Osiris.
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    • performed the difficult training which brought him to the point of
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    • Mystery of Golgotha and because it points to realms beyond the range
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    • turning-point, so likewise do the Great Teachers.
    • to begin. It was a crystallising point around which were woven the
    • Now, however, came an important turning-point for the Bodhisattva; it
    • evolving to the point where the true expressions may be found in its
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    • on certain points which may have puzzled those who have attended our
    • recollect that the point of importance in Anthroposophy is not so much
    • principal points of view, so that everyone might acquire a copy and be
    • point in question is not merely that one should acquire the conviction
    • standpoint of karma.
    • the point here is not that the one calling was in any way better than
    • When this lad was fifteen a turning-point occurred in his life. After
    • of years after the turning-point as the cause of them originated
    • ourselves: — When did such a turning-point occur? — It may
    • turning-point, as the cause of them was before that time. This gives
    • in life, so that if we count backwards and forwards from that point of
    • life from the standpoint of Anthroposophy.
    • question, from the standpoint of karma in so far as it extends from
    • spiritual standpoint if we do not realise that the physical finger is
    • consider both these possibilities from the karmic standpoint.
    • fulfilment.’ — That would be nonsense. The point is this:
    • points to a preceding life in which that organ was once ailing and we
    • right point of attack against something which in many cases is
    • point is, not that we should know a few single abstract thoughts, but
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    • important point, then continues for a while along a more level road,
    • then comes another important point, and so on. We have often
    • emphasised that one such important point in the development of
    • that point in time when the first rudiment of the human ego was
    • for this may well be only one point of view, selected for the moment.
    • select one point of view only, that describes one aspect; that is,
    • point in evolution earlier than was intended, earlier than the wise
    • Christ had taken place therein. The essential point is that this
    • place. Those whose business it is to-day to point out the signs of the
    • times, are aware of what is taking place to-day. They must point to an
    • significance is developing. Just as John pointed to Christ, and Christ
    • Himself pointed to the approach of the Kingdoms of Heaven, to the ego;
    • so must we to-day point to another important event.
    • This indicates an important point in human development. Spiritual
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    • expressions used on the physical plane. The important point is not so
    • Initiates of the old Hebrew secret doctrine actually pointed to an
    • matter, in order that from this turning-point man might reascend so
    • A third point is this. In olden times, when men could permeate
    • expression by pointing to the great progress of evolution. This has
    • understood without knowing that the fifth Beatitude points directly to
    • the last of the beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount points straight
    • directing attention to the force within, the centre point of which
    • is the essential point, and who further understand that this had to be
    • Spiritual Standpoint! — What does this mean?
    • a particular and important turning-point.
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    • was the essential point in the Egyptian, or indeed, in any southern
    • unities. We can point externally to one great and mighty fact,
    • We have no wish to contradict them. But the point is, of what value
    • corresponds to another duality in man. We can point to a duality in
    • We have thus pointed to a polarity in man and to its correspondence in
    • a maya, an illusion. If we accept the idea of a certain point in
    • that point, she crystallised an earlier form. To one who can really
    • descend so far as the normal point necessary for rightly expressing
    • body on the other hand sprang just as far beyond that normal point as
    • sprung beyond the middle point. Only as regards the head and limbs
    • a certain point, remained at a standstill; it consolidated before the
    • true science constantly point to the external facts. Only we must not
    • though God were pointing with a wand from Heaven to show men what they
    • of Christ. We are living at an important crossing-point, when men will
    • other it is possible, through the Sun reaching a certain point in the
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    • various ways to point out that what we know as the Christ-Impulse is
    • point to throw light on that of St. Matthew. It must be left for the
    • approached from many standpoints and from many different sides, and
    • were, point to the very time when conscience was first discovered in
    • Here we come to an extremely important point; those men passed over to
    • we can actually point out how the Adriatic almost constituted a
    • juncture, at the turning-point of the times, a great Leading
    • Day will be to point out the living nature of the movement of
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    • cannot of course be our task to-day to point out all the different
    • way!’ From a higher standpoint this sort of observation is
    • establish the dogma, a dreadful dogma from the standpoint of
    • purely from an external standpoint, the sort of observation practised
    • Myth further points out that certain conceptions — similar to
    • standpoint, lose their value after a definite lapse of time. The time
    • their value from a material standpoint. What then is necessary, seeing
    • point of importance is that they did occur. It is of no consequence
    • standpoint of saying: ‘What do those people who think differently
    • point. The point is that we ought to acquire a feeling that although
    • hidden from Blavatsky. Her task was to point out the germs of truth in
    • How pleasing it is to many leading Theosophists if they can point out
    • For instance, Professor Drews points out that the occurrences that
    • same in Christ! The point is not that suffering, death and
    • resurrection were experienced, the point is by Whom were they
    • the historical development of the world and we should not point to the
    • these comparisons than there would be in pointing out that a certain
    • of significance to the whole of evolution. At a particular point of
    • the East that is established as absolute truth. St. Paul points to the
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    • We should be as if standing at one point, determined not to move, so
    • spiritual world where we must bring things to us, to the point to
    • reached the point in evolution when the ancient sources of tradition
    • consciousness described. At this point in evolution mankind had to
    • will find that a secure standpoint is only reached when the human ego
    • ego, does he encounter a firm point of reference. I need only mention
    • intensified to the point that the divinity of Christ was denied. The
    • us. Then we reach a point during this third phase after death when we
    • himself to this particular point. At this moment every soul who has
    • Mystery of Golgotha although our starting point was the conditions
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    • considerations have led us to the point where consciousness after
    • point are carried forward only by the Christ. Christ accompanies us,
    • this point connects us with the earth.
    • mountain and valley gave us, we gather from this point onward the
    • At a certain point we experience ourselves as at the center of the
    • viewpoint.
    • Thus we have reached the point where we began our consideration
    • marks the point at which the mirror-images arise. If I were to
    • investigations of cosmic existence, that man from a certain point
    • farther we have gone beyond the mid-point between death and a new
    • spiritual world a point comes where one beholds the divine as man.
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    • At a certain point in his life this consciousness of the “I”
    • dawns in the child, but what has been going on up to this point does
    • universe. Whereas we are otherwise contracted into a small point in
    • describe what he has seen from a different vantage point. Through
    • descriptions given from different vantage points it is obvious that
    • point has been reached, kamaloca is at an end. Continuing to expand,
    • replaced by new ones. Today we have reached a point when man must do
    • it was essential for this people and epoch to receive. In point of
    • everything to which they had pointed. How did this come to be
    • pointer to the supreme goal!
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    • Something strange happens at this point. Until the Moon sphere we are
    • Up to this point he can ascend. Dante says in his Divine Comedy
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    • points of view as possible. So today we will consider from a
    • universal standpoint much of what has been presented in my books
    • described from one point of view only. Occult facts are such that we
    • must move around them, so to speak, and examine them from every point
    • pointed out in yesterday's public lecture.
    • where the life in kamaloca begins, but rather consider the point at
    • To being with, I wish to mention two fundamental points of
    • allow things to approach us. That is an essential point. We must
    • The second point I wish to make is this. The way in which the
    • we experience, point back, for the most part, to what we experienced
    • side by a glimmering light points to the approach of the hierarchies
    • the moment of death. It is an interesting point that if one works out
    • of the points where anthroposophy can only develop into a feeling for
    • Golgotha, and Whose Being should be recognized. That is the point.
    • this Being or that Being is speaking — that is the point, not
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    • Here we reach a point where anthroposophy enters into life in a
    • maintain it beyond a certain point. His obtuseness will bring about a
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    • the move varied viewpoints. Life between death and a new birth has
    • within space, of being concentrated in one point, has quite a
    • starting point. What does man know about the world? Remarkably little
    • reminiscent of the Old Testament. Christ points to the fact that a
    • It is a lofty teaching of Christ that points man to his divine
    • Lucifer approaches man. He takes his starting point — and
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    • Let us take life on earth as a starting point. Perhaps you will have
    • the central point of the plant world and rays forth its light in all
    • Ancient occult vision penetrated to this point only occasionally.
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    • Let us clarify this point before embarking on the profound facts
    • to perform. The seer discovers souls who are appointed in the realm
    • science is able to point to the external causes but it cannot grasp
    • bring us to the point at which we become this intricate instrument.
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    • anthroposophy. One develops the feeling that at every point where
    • others after death. For some this point lies earlier, for others,
    • The important moment between death and rebirth lies at the point
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    • second earthly life. If Lucifer did not approach him at this point,
    • have had to develop points of contact with them in their own
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    • reached the point in the evolution of humanity when souls will lag
    • such souls. The real danger point will occur in the sixth
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    • point he came to a standstill. I once explained what happened to
    • the pivotal point in the earth's evolution. On Mars the pivotal
    • point was at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Until then,
    • two collateral events. The Buddha had risen to the highest point
    • At this point I want to tell you of something that seemed to me quite
    • that a new prior was appointed to the monastery at a time when
    • from within. But at this point disharmony beset Leonardo's
    • This brings us to the point where we can begin to understand the
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    • Hinduism a stage further so that the Hindu could gain a point of
    • point from which the ascending curve begins. To maintain that Christ
    • balance must be supported at two points. But with such scales one
    • at the mid-point between death and rebirth. In fact, the first thing
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    • Here on the earth we are situated at a point on the earth's
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    • twelve main philosophical standpoints and that the fruitful progress in
    • Meeting, I should like to speak from a particular standpoint about
    • this standpoint is.
    • assure us that we have here a fruitful standpoint from which to
    • of his being to the Cosmos. But in starting from this point of view
    • often spoken of this from certain points of view. This
    • point which can be reached by thinking only, and we shall have to say
    • starting-point, and allow each side to move in various directions and
    • hundred actual thalers. But let us take a very obvious point of view,
    • that of practical life; can one say from this point of view that a
    • the point in the difference between a hundred possible and a hundred
    • the whole point is the difference between the two kinds. But suppose
    • This is a significant point. And the significance is this —
    • stream we must reckon in at every point the obstructing force of the
    • able to say about it from the standpoint we have gained? If anyone
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    • twelve main philosophical standpoints and that the fruitful progress in
    • about the whole world. The point is that one should go to the root of
    • can point us to the study of Spiritual Science and to the pursuit of
    • perhaps one merit — it goes straight to the point and indicates
    • they have grasped one standpoint, to grasp another as well. When in
    • phantasmagoria. This would be an extreme standpoint, but it can
    • this realm that I have just described — where the point is to
    • standpoint only, and they more easily reach the point where they pass
    • contemplate the world clearly, then he comes to the point of saying
    • Then he comes to the point of saying to himself: It must therefore be
    • given — I take my stand on the point that nothing real exists
    • then one must know that the way to it is through these twelve points
    • the one-sided standpoint of one single conception, one single mode of
    • different points, so we must not adopt one standpoint, the standpoint
    • twelve different standpoints from which it can be contemplated. In
    • terms of thought, all twelve standpoints are fully justifiable. For a
    • Tomorrow we will start from the points of view we have gained in this
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    • twelve main philosophical standpoints and that the fruitful progress in
    • concepts and ideas can settle such knotty points more easily than the
    • Mystic. A person who takes this standpoint is a Transcendentalist —
    • as we do when we take the standpoint that in external
    • really depicted only from other points of view, and can lead us into
    • easily with the different standpoints, as they are called. But it can
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    • twelve main philosophical standpoints and that the fruitful progress in
    • soul, and, since I can take only single points of view from this wide
    • field, I should like to illustrate one of these points of view by
    • they await the point of time when these predispositions can best be
    • was so prepared in his karma that at a certain point of time, by
    • verification, the thought is changed round. The third standpoint must
    • peace between world-outlooks, must also point sharply to cases where
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    • twelve main philosophical standpoints and that the fruitful progress
    • Meeting, I should like to speak from a particular standpoint about
    • this standpoint is.
    • assure us that we have here a fruitful standpoint from which to
    • of his being to the Cosmos. But in starting from this point of view
    • often spoken of this from certain points of view. This
    • point which can be reached by thinking only, and we shall have to say
    • starting-point, and allow each side to move in various directions and
    • hundred actual thalers. But let us take a very obvious point of view,
    • that of practical life; can one say from this point of view that a
    • the point in the difference between a hundred possible and a hundred
    • the whole point is the difference between the two kinds. But suppose
    • This is a significant point. And the significance is this —
    • stream we must reckon in at every point the obstructing force of the
    • able to say about it from the standpoint we have gained? If anyone
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    • twelve main philosophical standpoints and that the fruitful progress
    • about the whole world. The point is that one should go to the root of
    • can point us to the study of Spiritual Science and to the pursuit of
    • perhaps one merit — it goes straight to the point and indicates
    • they have grasped one standpoint, to grasp another as well. When in
    • phantasmagoria. This would be an extreme standpoint, but it can
    • this realm that I have just described — where the point is to
    • standpoint only, and they more easily reach the point where they pass
    • contemplate the world clearly, then he comes to the point of saying
    • Then he comes to the point of saying to himself: It must therefore be
    • given — I take my stand on the point that nothing real exists
    • then one must know that the way to it is through these twelve points
    • the one-sided standpoint of one single conception, one single mode of
    • different points, so we must not adopt one standpoint, the standpoint
    • twelve different standpoints from which it can be contemplated. In
    • terms of thought, all twelve standpoints are fully justifiable. For a
    • Tomorrow we will start from the points of view we have gained in this
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    • twelve main philosophical standpoints and that the fruitful progress
    • concepts and ideas can settle such knotty points more easily than the
    • Mystic. A person who takes this standpoint is a Transcendentalist —
    • as we do when we take the standpoint that in external
    • really depicted only from other points of view, and can lead us into
    • easily with the different standpoints, as they are called. But it can
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    • twelve main philosophical standpoints and that the fruitful progress
    • soul, and, since I can take only single points of view from this wide
    • field, I should like to illustrate one of these points of view by
    • they await the point of time when these predispositions can best be
    • was so prepared in his karma that at a certain point of time, by
    • verification, the thought is changed round. The third standpoint must
    • peace between world-outlooks, must also point sharply to cases where
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    • full of suffering until he comes to the point where pain reaches its
    • was only meant to point to a basic impulse of the human soul which
    • significance of suffering. We shall have to point here
    • see that this phenomenon too points to the significance of certain
    • which we represent here takes its starting point from the fact that
    • always pointed. The Pythagorean “quadrature” is
    • four-membered being. Now comes the point where genuine spiritual
    • nature of life today, yet one phenomenon can point to something that
    • suffering, do not come to the point where suffering is to evolve to
    • karma, points from a man's present suffering to what he did wrongly
    • is meant to be only a sketch which is to point to the connection
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    • the human ego, the central point of man's being. We must then be
    • more from the physiological standpoint of the work of the physical
    • this point — is born with a great deal of energy in life, with
    • the astral body is to reach the point of being free, so that it
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    • more. As a result some Zarathustra scholars pointed out the
    • culmination point in cultivation on the physical plane is found
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    • purely external point of view. He who does not do so can never arrive
    • compress to a certain point where it resists, and if it were allowed
    • it is of importance from which point of view we regard an event
    • starting point of what is to follow.’ Then we can foresee the
    • blow of fate as the starting point and the cause of the results, and
    • you will say: ‘There is indeed, a point of time when my
    • life from a higher standpoint. Then we can see that fateful events
    • pointed out. We shall find in his individual and personal karma the
    • Moon life. But from the point of being of actual substance something
    • life of the comet. I have already often pointed out that Spiritual
    • something spiritual behind all material realities. If from the point
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    • will be occasion specially to point out this external evidence. On
    • also been pointed out, perhaps not unjustly, although not always with
    • We have already pointed out that it is necessary to consider the idea
    • unperceived. From a purely materialistic point of view the outward
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science, it would carry us too far if
    • Jupiter, Mars, etc., split off. We have only to point out that at a
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    • with various questions about disease and health from the standpoint of
    • so. On the other hand, we must point out that the achievements and
    • If we wish to obtain a point of view from which to consider the
    • Let us take the standpoint of one who thinks that we are gloriously
    • will never take this standpoint that laziness needs only to beckon for
    • two parties should understand the other's point of view and not
    • being. If we speak of health and disease from the standpoint of karma
    • are led to take this standpoint, and because of this there exists so
    • encourages growth up to a certain point. When we cut off a part, the
    • way that from a certain point of time on, an inexplicable depression
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    • We find a time at the turning point between the Middle Ages and modern
    • define. There was, however, one point or aspect which was repeatedly
    • our studies of Spiritual Science. We know that at a certain point in
    • advance far enough to reach, as it were, the normal point of their
    • for our present task it is important to point out that as a result of
    • We can examine certain forms of disease from this standpoint. Let us
    • disease. And in many ways it can be pointed out that in the various
    • way, we shall obtain through karma, from a higher standpoint a kind of
    • may, however, even take the standpoint that death is the gift of the
    • necessary for us to find a point of view from which the incurability
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    • to recapitulate the chief points.
    • undergone a radical change. We pointed to the fact that in the
    • influenced. We then pointed out that view prevailed more or less until
    • for it we have none.’ This point of view originated from the
    • have attempted to point out how such a karmic connection with the
    • We have also pointed out the significance of those experiences that
    • to point to those forms of disease which lie nearer the surface, such
    • the form of disease. We further pointed out the tremendous
    • our being before they can intervene in our organism. We then pointed
    • perhaps even in his conscious conceptions. And further we could point
    • speak of ahrimanic predisposition to disease. We then pointed out in
    • from this standpoint, we should invariably find that external
    • principle, it will evoke a viewpoint that has a healing effect upon
    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science will understand why so many
    • Try to conceive from the point of view of the last centuries the
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    • waking person from this point of view, we shall say that in him are
    • us set out from the standpoint that the condition of man when awake is
    • within our Ego to the point of memory. Such a consciousness dwells
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    • pointed out how in other cases an illness may run its course — at
    • more at stake than mere illness. We have pointed out that the process
    • But one point on which we must be clear is that these matters
    • to the point at which the ahrimanic powers may exert the greatest
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    • pointed to the fact that in the knowledge of Spiritual Science we
    • led to supplant a point of view which was religious or spiritual by
    • the point of view of the man who says: ‘I want to enjoy
    • consequences of an earlier life. This standpoint cannot however be
    • forward. From this point of view it is only in a subsequent life that
    • external forces with our life forces. From the point of view of the
    • At our meetings we have already pointed out an individuality who
    • also pointed out on other occasions that in a certain respect there
    • pointed out that Kepler lived in our period, and that the same
    • But we can go still further. From the standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • ‘Hypomochlion,’ a kind of zero-point, and that what lies
    • before and after this point corresponds in quite a definite way. We
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    • AS I have several times pointed out, the great karmic laws can be here
    • points with certainty to identical causes.
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    • other use of it. I must also make a point, regarding these things,
    • after a certain point, produce steam. We have ice, water, steam, and
    • We have thus indicated one side of the question from the point of view
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    • the first place from the Greek point of view — represent
    • That is the great disappointment of the luciferic spirits; they are
    • them of continual disappointments. That comes into the experience of
    • Today we may indeed look back upon many disappointments of Lucifer,
    • Thus do we look upon the deeds and the disappointments of Lucifer and
    • disappointments; we repay to Lucifer consciously the services he has
    • it was not in vain that at the turning-point of the twentieth century
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    • of the development into higher worlds, and these contain points of
    • at this point, that although the same words are spoken in these two
    • some aesthetic point of view or other — will shake their heads
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    • unknown territory from the viewpoint of our faculties and soul
    • this standpoint let us consider Ahriman or the ahrimanic beings.
    • point of view, all philosophizing is the inspiration of Lucifer. One
    • this modern materialistic culture there is every reason to point out
    • penetrated simply by luciferic points of view. Lucifer finds the best
    • one point will break out at another. The consequence of the
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    • point of view from which the worlds beyond the so-called threshold
    • worlds can demand a uniform choice of names for all the points of
    • I shall point out the connection between the terms chosen here —
    • The other point to note is this: Our usual natural
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    • The capacities and points of view it could get on with in the sense
    • is made from the standpoint of present-day consciousness apparently
    • ideas, mental images in the soul that point back to an earlier life
    • when one is able to point out the sure sign of true, genuine,
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    • have sometimes pointed out that Ahriman's effort is to reclaim what
    • (spiritual science has not brought things completely to the point
    • course, but it illustrates my point.
    • areas of our life. Let us look from another point of view at
    • gradually begins to search everywhere in the world, at every point
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    • have pointed out that everything the sense world can give us, as well
    • script give the ahrimanic impulse special points of attack; it is not
    • intermingling of scripts is of immense importance, for it points to
    • nothingness; it is a single point in the universe, experiencing
    • itself only as a point. But then this point becomes a spectator and
    • single point and feel ourselves as such, listening to the
    • third, the middle part, the mere point-like part, develops itself and
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    • other entities. As a point-like being, we confront what we might call
    • that starts out from its own particular departure point, making an
    • through all this, Johannes Thomasius reaches the point described at
    • experiences with shadow-beings correspond to the point our soul
    • to strengthen his soul to a point where what still remains rather
    • speak, and how one, now a point-like being, must listen to the
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    • chaos. For many years it has been my custom to point to this as
    • this point on, one can get in touch with the two poles mentioned
    • age. This points up a lack of discrimination between what has inner
    • from age to age; in the same way, as I have often pointed out, the
    • clear, objective perception of those worlds. I have pointed to this
    • May I point out again that when a human being leaves his
    • surrounded by the spiritual world. We have pointed out that on
    • important point is that we should come consciously to him. Every
    • are the best points of attack for the ahrimanic beings.
    • At this point comes one of the very significant moments
    • I pointed out in the last chapter of
    • what from the standpoint of clairvoyant consciousness can be called
    • that point onwards. This detaching of the astral body is quite
    • from infinity towards a central point what must return to our
    • kind of forgetting, takes place at the middle point between death and
    • have described here, from the standpoint of the clairvoyant
    • I can point out an example to you. Try to
    • vague one, as it has to be at this point — that something
    • criticism to point out how clearly it can be shown that the published
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    • these two lectures I should like to speak to you from the point of
    • life, from the point of view of Spiritual Science, in order to see if
    • matter up again at the point we have already touched — the
    • look at the matter from a spiritual point of view. Here I would like
    • range over the evolution of mankind from the point of view of
    • we can point to that which our earthly humanity experienced and
    • various points of view, we find one fundamental difference. We find
    • characterises both these oriental points of view.
    • connection, we must consider the ancient Hebrew point of view, where
    • added to the personal element. We stand now at the point where we
    • personality from a wider point of view, we see that Elijah was
    • already pointing to the individual human soul. We see a forward leap
    • learned to look at the matter from the point of view of spiritual
    • new point of view. Just as in the future people will heal in the way
    • This we require. And we can point to a development of Christianity
    • for which Anthroposophy is necessary. We can point to a person who
    • believe. But that is after all not the essential point. The essential
    • point is that Anthroposophy is at the beginning of its development,
    • and will bring souls to the point of examining for themselves such
    • the occult point of view regarding life. Take only the three points
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    • the point when what we call imaginative pictures arose out of the
    • point where danger begins. The realm of visionary life is
    • person who has become clairvoyant has reached a point at which the
    • clairvoyants.” But I have already pointed out that in this
    • second point, to the danger of the visionary life. What does the
    • now go back to the starting point we chose yesterday. Jahve or
    • become conscious that in us lies the point where the North and the
    • within us, as in a focal point, the Divine world of spirit dwells,
    • at the point of not being able to solve the ordinary problems of
    • take to be united? Till man has actually reached the point at which
    • it does not take into account that that, which, from its point of
    • goes through a spiritual development. That is the important point.
    • rise to the point where, in the place of arbitrary invention, there
    • equilibrium of polarities. At the point where anthroposophical
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    • the points of view presented in the science of the spirit. We have, as
    • feelings, points of view and ideas relating to the structure of the
    • wonderful way to spiritual ideals and ideal points of view. Then we
    • standpoint for once, we see that we must not correct the facts, but
    • painting, is depicted by an old man who points with his hand to
    • world, who points down into the material world looking for the
    • pointing upward, and Paul in the one pointing down.
    • two gestures, one pointing upward to the heavens and the other
    • pointing down to the earth, will be found in the same person. Then we
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    • great disappointment to the luciferic powers. One can, of course, only
    • civilization was a great disappointment to the luciferic powers
    • disappointment. A logician would naturally ask, “Why do not these
    • forever and repeatedly disappointed?” Such a conclusion would be
    • to redouble their efforts whenever they experience disappointment.
    • Just as the luciferic beings were disappointed in Greece, so were the
    • ahrimanic beings disappointed in Rome and the way it developed. The
    • point of view. Whenever the migration of peoples occurs in the Roman
    • Thus did Ahriman meet with his disappointment, as Lucifer had met with
    • post-Atlantean age with all the more determination. Here is the point
    • its central point in 333 A.D. It ended about 1413 A.D. and it began
    • told you that the disappointment of Lucifer and Ahriman in the forms
    • said, they were disappointed. They have continued their efforts,
    • such a vision has to be a materialistic one. That point of view is
    • contrary to the materialistic point of view, he described as his
    • without all manner of disturbing influences. But even now we can point
    • and you will see how strikingly the national point of view
    • completely into the modern point of view, Jesus was an historical
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    • predisposed as it is to calm and peace. I pointed to one of these
    • the same, because truth is always the same. The point is, however,
    • would lead to a point where men would no longer be inclined to look
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    • we have often mentioned, this is an important point in time. I have
    • evolved in this period. The point is that in a corresponding way,
    • will have it. That is the point. If one considers the
    • achievements of modern civilization from the point of view of their
    • Here, again, we have a point where, if we look at the world as a whole
    • It may be useful at this point to comment on a new publication. A
    • judge from the standpoint of human feeling and moral perception the
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    • me, it is obvious that important points have been misunderstood.
    • our age. As you know, from the standpoint of the science of the spirit
    • the human standpoint what is observed in the spiritual world. If we do
    • America at a definite point of time, and the stirrings of desire for a
    • in prosperity, in happiness. It is from this point of
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    • pointed out that Goethe has expressed in intimate fashion in his
    • a poem of mankind, point again and again to forces lying deep below
    • of Philip's powerful will, he had reached the point of having no
    • pole is located at a different point from that of the geographic north
    • pole. Magnetic needles everywhere point toward the magnetic north pole
    • and one can draw magnetic meridians that meet at this point. Up in
    • Shall point the seed-corn's path into the ground,
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    • Now, as I have pointed out to you, he who goes deeply into the events
    • be clear that, when we look at facts from the point of view that is
    • will only refer to one instance, but I could point to many. In the age
    • Seen from a certain point of view, it is the sun's course; but when I
    • draw this line here and bring the sun back again, the point does not
    • fall exactly on the earlier point; it lies somewhat above it. This is
    • But, as you see from this, there is a point in the cosmos, where the
    • the sun is there on its path, or rather has left this point by a
    • quarter of its path, the earth begins its movement at the point that
    • such stories. But the point is this, that you see from what I have
    • it? He is able to know that now, at the point where the earth's path
    • this point in time, one establishes a festival! The ancient mysteries
    • not understand this as if I wished to give the actual point in time,
    • they knew that the earth is passing through the point the sun has
    • but actual time, was investigated. The time of year, the point of
    • time, was, in fact, a specially important point, and the point on the
    • I wanted to go into this in order to point out precisely at this time
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    • point out paths taken by Christianity.
    • To point to another manifestation of the same kind, when the
    • point out that already in Central Europe, the intellect, the pure
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    • pronouncements such as Wilson has done in the Fourteen Points, from
    • During the time I am lecturing here at Stuttgart I shall point out
    • have already pointed this out in my little book Goethe's Standard
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    • Man must be pointed out to humanity in a comprehensive way. This
    • perception. I characterized this from another point of view a few
    • course of Nature as a whole. I have often pointed out that during the
    • points; in these points are centred the forces from which the course
    • of Nature proceeds. But these points would not lie for him in outer
    • Europe. The important point is that in the Greek wisdom which
    • preparation from the Ahrimanic point of view.
    • number of now-famous points unfavourable to the Christ. These, he
    • regards the genuineness of the Gospels from the way these people point
    • such people for they do not desire it. The point is to make clear to
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    • Ego it is more or less only a point in our soul-life. The content of
    • this Ego is a firm point of support, but it is nevertheless only a
    • point. Now, however, we are living in an age in which the point must
    • the Catholic Church. We must judge such things from a moral point of
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    • ideas. I had pointed out two great dangers in the domain of thought,
    • the task arose of rendering these thoughts more concrete, of pointing
    • to point out how necessary it still is today to repeat the call of
    • cease, when something of this kind appears before us pointing most
    • human frame. That false point of view — the ruling one in
    • on the point of grasping rightly the polaric contrasts in man. The
    • back to that German spirituality pointed out in my essay, but that in
    • the resolution to make this our starting point.
    • from the standpoint of Schiller's Letters on Aesthetics to take
    • speak with the concepts of Spiritual Science, but he did point out in
    • our adversaries the wish naturally arises to find a point of attack
    • recognize the needs of mankind, as I have pointed them out today. 1920
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    • point in early childhood; not, however, in the way in which isolated
    • from the point of view of modern science, what we thus attain through
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    • We have now reached the point where we should be able to understand
    • The turning point between these two characteristics of initiation is
    • future and pointed out the direction to be taken by the succeeding
    • starting point for a new evolution and an upward one. He who goes
    • attain to the point where a spiritual world is revealed, of which the
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    • Gemüt from the viewpoint of anthroposophy, I should like
    • gradually developed upward to the point where it experiences spirit.
    • by the materialistic viewpoint and frame of mind — there were not
    • viewpoint what I have been characterizing; that will be done in the
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    • — what a genuine, up-to-date spiritual viewpoint can and must do
    • This ability to rise to the point at which thoughts about spirit can
    • confidence in a spiritual impulse, grasped at a certain point of time,
    • come to the point where they no longer even know how clever they are.
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    • colored science men are aware of earth conditions to the point of
    • one: the condition of dream-pervaded sleep. In order to obtain points
    • he reaches a point where his strength fails him and conditions have
    • Something like fear, something of disappointment enters his dream.
    • Perhaps at this point he wakes up. — Now, something underlies
    • and relaxation, hope and disappointment. Nevertheless, the dream
    • But ultimately all this merely points to the fact that the world into
    • believes that a light shining at a given point in space will appear
    • That is where spiritual science penetrates. It points out that when
    • Mysteries on the other; for this will give us points of contact
    • indeed, everything there points to a more spiritual way of retracing
    • read in the universe; that he made such knowledge his starting point
    • their professorial platforms took quite a different standpoint in the
    • That is what I wanted to point out to you before I can speak of the
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    • days, my dear friends, has been to point the way in which the human
    • necessary for our present purposes. My aim was merely to point out how
    • point in 1923 at which 2 billion Marks had the value of 1 pre-war
    • matter is, of course, only the expression of spirit. At every point
    • have had to listen to arguments pointing out that it creates confusion
    • ever be able to point man to his inner life in conjunction with the
    • abstractly as you read other books — there is no point whatever
    • of anthroposophy can bring us to the point at which we feel the
    • more reveal to us the same force that points us to the victorious
    • customary nowadays, I wanted to point out, among other things, the
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    • beyond the point I specially had in mind when I wrote the articles in
    • from the central point of our being. Every man is aware of this; he
    • disappointed, for it does not happen in that way; you must pay
    • done simply to point out how, from the simple following on in the
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    • also discussed yesterday we are led in two directions. Memory points
    • The question now arises just as memory points back to
    • life that points us still further back? Can we look back to that
    • point of time left the earth in order to influence it from afar. I
    • have also pointed out that a spiritual cause underlies this exit of
    • starting-point of earthly human evolution.
    • of the moon, as it were. Now the point is that when man passes
    • The point is that every time the Luciferic forms make
    • Ahrimanic beings their point of attack on the nature of man. The
    • point from whence we can be led to observe an activity of nature upon
    • elements into external nature. From this viewpoint we will continue
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    • during his life to that which, from the natural scientific point of
    • nevertheless it actually points to a significant reality. That which
    • I pointed out in the
    • anything or not; the point is that one should immerse oneself
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    • united with the earth — I shall explain this point specially
    • re-birth (I have often mentioned this point before) we require for
    • different point of view, then perhaps a third time. Thus do the
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    • This is the point at which what I may call the merely
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    • the first verses of the John Gospel points to the Mysteries of the
    • science places as the crowning point of all thought the most
    • If at this point I may make a personal observation it is
    • beginning of the John Gospel points:
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    • certain sense at the starting-point of modern spiritual life, in that
    • to stern tests, and were actually brought to the point where in the
    • said to him, had felt this necessity, he was again on the point, not
    • only almost but actually on the point of recognizing the Cosmic Power
    • disappointments in the physical world. But there were also feelings
    • truths or knowledge. The point is to give the experiences of the
    • Initiator pointed out — the Form of Christ.
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    • Now you must be quite clear on this point; the
    • This is the culmination, the highest point to which he
    • here he had reached the middle point of existence, between death and
    • different paths of the Mysteries were appointed in order to unveil
    • have again and again been shown from the most varied points of view
    • consciousness, then he could reach to the middle point of existence
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    • as the middle point between death and a new birth, and by vision
    • earth, — again to the middle point between death and a new
    • Ether-distances, to that point where he could feel: The paths of the
    • necessity, of which I have often spoken from other points of view,
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    • the end of our last consideration. We pointed to the Being of Christ
    • true wisdom, for then man saw in a star not merely the speck or point
    • Now there came a very important turning-point, which is
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    • point in these Mysteries was that man, through the knowledge he
    • Such a phenomenon was made the starting-point for
    • then it undergoes transformation.” No, the starting-point was
    • because, at a certain point of time Venus is brought into a certain
    • From this standpoint, in which the pupil of Aristotle,
    • feeling is developed for what once existed at this turning point of
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    • them from one particular point of view.
    • one hand to this culminating point in the history of Greece, and on
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    • and found their culminating point therein, all had one peculiarity in
    • these things from their historical standpoint) now there came this
    • furnishes quite another feeling. at the starting point of the path
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    • you the nature of the Mysteries at any rate from one point of view,
    • not reach this highest, but from a certain point of view their
    • Intelligences. There existed a starting-point for such a conflict
    • standpoint of Anthroposophy.
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    • and I shall try to deal with those points where anthroposophy
    • myself clear, I need mention only the main points of difference
    • historical evolution of humanity, who does not take the point
    • starting point — but when we pursue spiritual science
    • stress this point strongly and hope that there will be no
    • looks at the needle of a compass, finds it pointing from South
    • point where such questions no longer arise. It is antiquated to
    • we never come to the point of raising questions such as I have
    • we rise above the ordinary standpoint of knowledge — to
    • cognition or knowing. A still wider standpoint is that of
    • perhaps I can make the point more concrete by telling you an
    • substances as they pass from the tongue to the point where they
    • pointed out. But when Ziehen comes to the sentient processes of
    • of the human organism further than the point where the chyle
    • point of view of sense-oriented empiricism the kidneys are
    • today. I will proceed from this point in the next lecture,
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    • starting point, however, must be the sense-perceptible
    • ego-point, if I may use that expression, from which all his
    • certain point of culmination. After this, deterioration sets
    • not necessarily point back to any objective causes —
    • begin with, the course taken by food up to the point when it
    • sense up to this point of absorption into the blood and lymph.
    • point that our way of looking at things first becomes heretical
    • point of attack, as it were, for the airy man, with a further
    • here, therefore, is to establish starting points for rational
    • this way will we reach the point of having insight into the
    • investigated up to a certain point with the microscope, but
    • his totality, and the tiny point represented by the cell grows
    • connected with the activity of the kidneys, even to the point
    • by recognizing its physical expressions, we come to the point
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    • man's head organization developed to the point reached by the
    • point reached by growth in general (in so far as this is
    • organization having its point of departure in the digestive
    • organs is developed by the nerve-sense system to such a point
    • point is to understand the relationships. Everything in nature
    • certain point in these matters and then go no further. Thus you
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    • our viewpoint quite clear. This viewpoint has been carefully
    • general viewpoint can be extended to specific cases, but in
    • up to the point where it is received into the astral organism,
    • to the point where it is received into that which bears the
    • poison.” It is nonsense, because the only point at issue
    • sense-oriented empiricism is, from the higher point of view,
    • point of transition from the intestines to the blood; what is
    • which I have already pointed. The best thing to do here is to
    • ahead, they will take this point of view: “I must above
    • viewpoint of spiritual science can unfold in the struggle
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    • relation to therapeutics from the viewpoint of spiritual science. Our
    • investigation of diseases, especially from the viewpoint of a
    • At this point I would like to warn against a misunderstanding, that of
    • reach the point of picturing an organism that functions too strongly, for
    • have sketched here. Imagine that the first extreme did not reach the point
    • through the abnormality of his organization to the point where the
    • would not reach the point of getting totally out of himself, as it were, the
    • from a viewpoint reaching its understanding instead from a kind of
    • to destroy the spirit. We cannot penetrate with our knowing to the point
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    • conclusion of the lecture. I pointed then to a personality who was
    • these sentences basically point back to an ancient knowledge from
    • absurd. They both point, however, to something of the greatest
    • pointed out previously, however, that this soul life permeated by
    • soul-spiritual at the proper turning-point in life instead[,] to remain
    • knowledge. First we must arrive at the point of recognizing that in an
    • reached this point we are not far from saying that, if the later
    • period of life points in this way back to earliest childhood, this
    • indicates ultimately that what reveals itself in childhood points back
    • to the time before birth or, let us say, before conception; it points
    • also points to something that must be recognized, that must be
    • nature,” points us to the first age of childhood, and actually to life
    • point of unconsciousness, to a working of the spiritual in
    • unconsciousness. He would have to come to the point of forming
    • other side. This viewpoint can lead us still further. We will see
    • particularly from this viewpoint, consequences that can then be
    • from that point to the dilettantish judgment that in such cases the
    • point of mental illness must not wade around in the soul element; he
    • it is more interesting than if one simply points to the metabolic
    • One may thus say that it points in a clarifying way to some
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    • full detail — he reaches the point of being able to perceive clearly
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    • lecturer. I would like to point aphoristically, as it were, to
    • this way from the standpoint of a rational medicine, if I may use this
    • point designated by
    • bring it to the point of inner soul movement; therefore it has no
    • hemophilia passes through the woman. This points us to the
    • independence of the germ, about which I have just spoken. It points us
    • points that matter. You will receive empirical confirmation everywhere
    • mathematics the point has been reached of hatching such hypotheses or
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    • working with us and I shall try to deal with just those points where
    • myself clear, I need mention only the main points of difference
    • does not take the point of view that perfection has been reached and
    • point we must be quite clear. But what lies in our power is to work
    • exactly the opposite starting-point — but when to-day we thus
    • point and hope there will be no misunderstanding. That is why I must
    • a man looks at the needle of a compass, finds it pointing from South
    • us to a point where such questions no longer arise. It is antiquated
    • point of raising such questions as I have indicated by way of
    • and perhaps I can make the point more concrete by telling you a
    • man from a point of view which might justly be called materialistic.
    • by the substances as they pass from the tongue to the point where
    • organism further than the point where the chyle passes from the
    • of excretion. But now the question arises: Although from the point of
    • proceed from this point in the following lectures, showing how these
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    • worked upon by the ptyalin and pepsin to the point where they are
    • starting point, however, must be the objective and empirical
    • necessary. By virtue of this Ego-organisation, the point where his
    • represents a certain point of culmination. After this, deterioration
    • not necessarily point back to any objective causes — people
    • digestion or nourishment in the widest sense, up to that point. If we
    • point of view. So far as the limited sphere is concerned, we can get
    • is really only at this point that our way of looking at things
    • point d'appui, as it were, for the airy being, with a
    • germ-cell. Our task here, therefore, is to establish starting-points
    • investigated up to a certain point in the microscope, but then there
    • at man in his totality, and the tiny point represented by the cell
    • kidneys, even to the point where pathological conditions are present
    • to the point of being able to conceive the whole being of man as a
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    • metabolic system into the head, but the point about this meeting
    • life is the head organisation of man developed to the point reached
    • developed to the point reached by growth in general (in so far as
    • work from below upwards, the physical organisation having its point
    • to such a point by the forces arising from the system of nerves and
    • described. The point is to understand the relationships. Everything
    • organisms, we have, from a physical point of view, something that is
    • to-morrow when we come to consider therapy). The point is to succeed
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    • for our point of view and our method of approach to be made quite
    • clear. In certain specific details this point of view has been
    • transformation of the foodstuff up to the point where it is received
    • only point at issue is this: In what way are we intensifying what
    • from the higher point of view, the material reflection of something
    • understanding; the essential point is to observe what really groups
    • It may surprise you that I speak of a root, but the points of
    • to allow the vitalisation to take place at the point of transition
    • point of view: “Yes, I must above all heal if I want to
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    • from his own narrow, often personal standpoint as is so frequently
    • phenomena of economics. From this one-sided stand-point they endeavor
    • science, and so forth. But there are many points to be considered in
    • being a freedom-loving heart should beat. He pointed out over and
    • point of view long out of date, an antiquated standpoint. Nothing new
    • the community, not for his own. He points out that, as long as the
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    • shall be engaged and appointed to their places by the central office
    • solve the social problem. For that reason its standpoint cannot be
    • the process which ends at last in the market. At this point it is
    • Today, however, a great deal is said from the ethical standpoint on
    • from an ethical, nor from a merely economic point of view; we speak
    • from the point of view of the whole of human society. And the
    • indirect taxation, in speaking of the tax on expenditure; the point
    • to carry out their intentions. What I wish to do is to point out
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    • bringing it to that point at which he can earn what he needs for his
    • life. I pointed out in the first lecture that the social criticism of
    • remained stationary at their old points of view. They have not kept
    • lectures of this series, I have described from different points of
    • starting-point a positive demand. Their fundamental belief was that
    • of the modern social problem. The point on which the whole social
    • point. We hear on all sides that the evils of the existing social
    • instance, is clear on this point, namely, that in the course of the
    • from an economic standpoint, and through the making of laws by an
    • another on equal terms. The essential point is not that out of some
    • consideration of our age from the historical point of view reveals
    • another point, similar to that discussed yesterday in dealing with
    • Threefold Commonwealth, I have pointed out one way in which it
    • teaching and education as I pointed out yesterday and which I will
    • will be called upon at the same time to appoint the judges; and every
    • conditions, to appoint his own judge, and the judge, who will be no
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    • of a conviction gained by a study of human evolution from the point
    • an artistic point of view. But it is also true, that no artistically
    • to bring scientific knowledge from a purely human standpoint (See:
    • from the standpoint of universal humanity. I felt that it would be a
    • that way. By degrees science has come to the point of merely
    • I must indicate in a few words the vital point of spiritual science.
    • which formed the starting-point for the spiritual-scientific movement
    • different standpoint. For if we take that which modern science and
    • spirit. As I leave already pointed out, it has confined itself to the
    • accomplished. I have already spoken on this point, and will go into
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    • its appointments, and these have been educated according to the
    • its appointments, wishes and expects that qualities should be
    • human action judged purely from the inner stand-point of the soul;
    • by that inner stand-point; and precisely in questions of philosophy
    • certain maxims and points of view for the economic life, has been
    • consume various things which are really only luxuries. He points out
    • points out that the acquisition of property is a wrong, for the
    • result. But then he says: ‘The essential point is not that
    • also from his own standpoint how, in the most diverse regions in
    • the soul is lacking, and wait till it appears of itself; but to point
    • Commonwealth. It is true, we can now point out, as it has been
    • viewpoint of its commodity-cost while it is being built up. Once it
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    • by love does not help us much to understand egoism. For the point is,
    • understand it, it would still be necessary to point to the two
    • be the essential point in the social order of the Commonwealth.
    • thought, which I have described from so many different points of
    • when he was lecturing on a particular aspect of human life, pointed
    • It is not the point whether or not we agree with the literal meaning
    • discussing whether humanity is ripe or unripe, but to point out where
    • merely at its literal content, from the journalistic standpoint it
    • structure of the social organism from the most varied points of view,
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    • introduction to point out this peculiarity of the economic thinking of
    • In England there was no need to seek for any other starting-point for
    • could come to the point of saying: Let us now draw attention to the
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    • try, as it were, to catch the point where (at any given place and
    • On the contrary, we shall be led to many one-sided points of view
    • one point of view, and the one is right: consider them from the other
    • point of view, and the other is right. Over against the reality, such
    • For both these points of view there are very good and very bad
    • Up to a certain point, of course, all these systems have their
    • Nature — the same starting-point of “Nature Value.”
    • point out the place where it appears. I will put this down
    • the point in Economics. We have already seen how the subject of
    • it is quite unjustifiable to point to the fact that Labour uses up the
    • thinking at this point is a colossal piece of nonsense.
    • intervals, all this may of course be judged from another standpoint:
    • essential point is this: Through the Spirit — by intelligence,
    • Suppose now we find ourselves at any given point within the economic
    • point in talking round and round about Value and Price. The important
    • No, the point is that even men of considerable insight, in developing
    • point is that every time, wherever it is a question of
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    • the positions of the mercury — as indications, pointing to
    • Economics is a theoretical science. But at this point, nothing has yet
    • measure to take. The point is: If prices fall in such a way, we must
    • Economics is both theoretical and practical. The point will be how to
    • point, we must now insert a brief historical reflection.
    • Go back a little way in the history of mankind. As I pointed out in
    • Egoism does no harm. This is a most important point, notably for an
    • economic point of view. What I have just said is intended in a
    • Now to observe a thermometer we need some kind of zero point, from
    • Nature, and this is one point at which values are created. On the
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    • the point of such a crude example. For it is quite natural to work it
    • loss. But that is not the point; the point is, how will he stand when
    • look, you will always see that this is so: The point of origin of
    • from this point of view. Only from this point of view can we
    • Labour at all points. Although the value is constituted not by' the
    • From various points of view the idea has been expressed in Economics
    • We must really consider this from the point of view of pure Economics.
    • However evil money may be from a religious or ethical point of view,
    • initial point where it applies itself merely to Nature. Spirit would
    • Now at this point a very special relationship arises. He who acquired
    • this is perhaps one of the healthiest relationships (this point is
    • have seen what must arise if it is to work on beyond a certain point
    • But the Money appears at this point not in its fully abstract nature;
    • than point out at every turn, how fluctuating all things are in the
    • far above boiling-point. But the economic process is different; we
    • ourselves partake in it inwardly at every point. Hence too we must
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    • the process up to this point (see
    • way. The Capital cannot merely be blocked at this point, for otherwise
    • At this point we begin to see in a different light, and from a
    • different point of view, the value-creating forces which we have been
    • into the process at every point, there will be something else as well.
    • certain point and being there arrested. Every time a value is
    • become a debtor. At this point in our diagram credit steps in —
    • point of view of the consumer.
    • Thus the only sensible thing will be for the Capital at this point (see
    • point (see
    • — instead of its disappearing at this point, instead of a
    • Capital vanishes. As it reaches Nature at this point, it will not
    • stages) after Labour and Capital have evolved from the starting-point
    • At this point you may, of course, make a serious objection. In the
    • this point with our Capital and exploit the raw products in a more
    • semblance of a value. That is the point. In the economic process it is
    • I have thus illustrated the essential point in our present context. At
    • this point (see
    • is left at this point as can enter once more into the work to be done
    • that which ought really to be used up at a certain point becomes
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    • Theorem of Pythagoras is for all right-angled triangles. But the point
    • is this. The formula does not point to what is past but to what is
    • point, and we must now try to understand its fuller implications
    • the Spirit. At this point I might just as well write (instead of
    • found that at this point congestion must not be allowed to occur. On
    • out in practice. In all such cases, the first point is to see with
    • in the market, I pay on the spot for what I get. The point is not that
    • The point is that I pay at once. Indeed it is this that
    • after some other interval of time.” But the point is this: We
    • no economic process; it would lead to absurdities at every point.
    • want to teach it should be under no illusions on this point. Modern
    • it only from this point of view if we claim to be thinking in an
    • economic sense. The point is, how must the thing be conceived in the
    • advantageous? That is the point.
    • must not try to refute me by pointing to Italy and saying: There is a
    • agitate that this or that must be done. I only wish to point
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    • Let us consider from this point of view the so-called wage-nexus, that
    • victory. Here, then, at the starting-point of an economic process we
    • at this point in the diagram)).
    • correct. Since, therefore, at this point
    • at this point “Spirit” — which gives us Nature,
    • And now, what arises at this point with the help of means of
    • at this third point in the diagram, the distinction becomes unusually
    • point to the true relationships in the economic process. These true
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    • that of Price. The point will now be to observe prices in the sense
    • Now you are familiar with the point of view, still widely prevalent,
    • money with respect to a given product. The point is, not only that
    • angle. If we do see supply and demand, at any given point on
    • standpoint of the Trader. Even here, it is not entirely the case. And
    • it is absolutely not the case from the standpoint of the
    • quite different is true. The standpoint of the consumer is conditioned
    • process at this point. I cannot without more ado take something away
    • it then that plays into the economic life at this point? It is the
    • point. You cannot think out the economic life, nor can you bring to
    • incapable of comparison with commodities. There is no point of contact
    • Rights-value with a Commodity-value. Again, when we appoint a school
    • have less value at the point where he sells them than at the point
    • know all that is subject to the influence of the third. At this point
    • Science. The point is not that you should know how trade goes on in
    • district. The point is not that we should know about things in
    • painfully, for at this point, after all, economic thinking does to
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    • manure a farmer can have. Thus from the standpoint of his accounts he
    • touched upon from a certain point of view and which must now be
    • Yet here again we come to another point. For you may ask: Did the
    • In short, from this point of view you can raise the weighty question:
    • From a certain point of view we can speak of Trade Capital, Loaned
    • the War was not desired in France, we need only point to the interests
    • word. All that I wish to point out is how these things, which we would
    • Now the point is that Industrial Capital, if I may put it so, is
    • contrary they admire it. In point of method, I should like to say: If
    • point that we notice the rise of those institutions which more
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    • that the important point is not the mere fact that the one possesses a
    • commodity while the other possesses money. The real point is this:
    • process. It becomes money by undergoing — at a particular point
    • experience can form their judgments on the basis of such points of
    • Now the point is: If we have any kind of elaborated Nature or divided
    • commodities which I possess. At this point, I am already taking a hand
    • not do; at this point the individual within the economic process can
    • And you can see it also from the other side. I pointed out how in the
    • is always there. The point is rather to find how the three members can
    • point, and of this we shall have more to say in the near future.
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    • again and again — how he thinks from the point of view of private
    • another point of view I have already drawn your attention to the fact
    • point the possibility of reaping further advantages by merger is at an
    • national economies, world-economy itself will at a certain point break
    • product, we might point once more to the diamond in the Crown of
    • over goods, which do wear out. This is a most important point and it
    • their standpoint they came to the conclusion that the intrinsic worth
    • essential point. Let us suppose that there is a certain number, A, of
    • excess of what B can produce? Whatever we may think at this point in
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    • this point. Spengler exploits his ideas along a general line of
    • money. This, then, is an essential point: The money must only be used
    • economic life. At this point we must say: For the man whose livelihood
    • products on to the market. The point is to grasp the matter with our
    • At this point, needless to say, there must be some rejuvenating
    • bodies at the transition points between purchase-money, loaned money,
    • the whole economic process, by uniting it with Labour at the point
    • constantly being changed. The point is that we must learn to know
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    • starting-point of economic life. This is the condition precedent to
    • compare Nature with the Spirit, for we shall find no point of
    • have to happen? You cannot appoint half a parson and half a teacher.
    • spiritual product, it is not the point that in some way Labour is
    • Labour. Both points of view are true. Only, the one is true of all
    • Spirit on the other. And at this point we can say: Where positive and
    • positive sense. The point is that the physical Labour is divested, to
    • This is a point of cardinal importance for anyone who wishes to
    • points out very justly how, in the ancient economies, the economic
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    • the money has real value (on the contrary I believe that up to a point
    • arbitrary point. You should not let your economic concepts begin, for
    • begin the economic process at this point. Here, we may say, the value
    • of Price. But the point is that the items in this universal
    • the merchant's hands, or at some other given point. Once more then, a
    • Labour; and it is these values — taken to some definite point
    • that is, wheat elaborated to a certain point. Another member of the
    • given point in the economic process.
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    • those spiritual worlds from a rather different point of view.
    • not so much from the standpoint of Imagination, but rather from the
    • prey to Ahriman. Seen from a higher standpoint, the situation of
    • single point we see the human embryo that is to be. We see the single
    • looking at a magnet-needle, one end of which always points to the
    • another it is no more than a point d'appue; there must be
    • faculty to concentrate in a single point within the heart and thence
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    • give you today a description from one point of view of what may be
    • him and pointing the way from constellation to constellation, that he
    • you have the difference, from one point of view, between sleep and
    • with the forces of the Moon. The forces of the Moon point out to him
    • experiences from another point of view. You have there a
    • starting point for his cosmology. He aspires to know also the
    • starting-point and read his cosmology out of the evolution of
    • was pointing out just now that whereas the initiates of very ancient
    • it! This is my point of view!” And they say this so easily,
    • pronounce his verdict, speaking from the point of view of wherever he
    • point to many persons in whom this method of resistance to modern
    • when one is speaking from an ordinary earthly standpoint? I have just
    • standpoint, I shall never fail to recognise the greatness and
    • standpoint of initiation knowledge, I should have to say: Rousseau,
    • earthly point of view to call a man great, and at the same time, from
    • the point of view of initiation to call him an arch-talker! But if we
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    • life; let that be fully recognised. I want only to point out that the
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    • way to success, they experience frustration and disappointment. So
    • triumph on the one side and constantly recurring disappointment on
    • disappointments that await Lucifer and Ahriman in this
    • Sickness, whether in mind or body, means disappointment for Lucifer
    • away sad and disappointed from beds of sickness, from hospitals and
    • nature — you will find there too, occasion for disappointment
    • and disappointment, when addiction to lying, or on the other hand,
    • disappointment and frustration to Ahriman and Lucifer, so much
    • disappointed. Through the power of Christ and through the power
    • disappointment and great frustration that you meet with, time and
    • disappointment.”
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    • at death from the earthly standpoint, we see the physical body of a
    • his actions! From your physical and earthly standpoint you are sorry
    • then do we judge them from the standpoint of the stars; and in our
    • point out what it really means, when we are out yonder in the world
    • deed and truth, strange as it may seem from an earthly standpoint. We
    • to Earth. For at this very point something of great significance is
    • time. When at the point of descending into a next earthly life, man
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    • follow, from one point of view, the course of man's evolution since
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    • those spiritual worlds from a rather different point of view.
    • not so much from the standpoint of Imagination, but rather from the
    • prey to Ahriman. Seen from a higher standpoint, the situation of
    • single point we see the human embryo that is to be. We see the single
    • looking at a magnet-needle, one end of which always points to the
    • another it is no more than a point d'appui; there must be
    • faculty to concentrate in a single point within the heart and thence
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    • give you today a description from one point of view of what may be
    • him and pointing the way from constellation to constellation, that he
    • you have the difference, from one point of view, between sleep and
    • with the forces of the Moon. The forces of the Moon point out to him
    • experiences from another point of view. You have there a
    • starting point for his cosmology. He aspires to know also the
    • starting-point and read his cosmology out of the evolution of
    • was pointing out just now that whereas the initiates of very ancient
    • it! This is my point of view!” And they say this so easily,
    • pronounce his verdict, speaking from the point of view of wherever he
    • point to many persons in whom this method of resistance to modern
    • when one is speaking from an ordinary earthly standpoint? I have just
    • standpoint, I shall never fail to recognise the greatness and
    • standpoint of initiation knowledge, I should have to say: Rousseau,
    • earthly point of view to call a man great, and at the same time, from
    • the point of view of initiation to call him an arch-talker! But if we
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    • life; let that be fully recognised. I want only to point out that the
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    • way to success, they experience frustration and disappointment. So
    • triumph on the one side and constantly recurring disappointment on
    • disappointments that await Lucifer and Ahriman in this
    • Sickness, whether in mind or body, means disappointment for Lucifer
    • away sad and disappointed from beds of sickness, from hospitals and
    • nature — you will find there too, occasion for disappointment
    • and disappointment, when addiction to lying, or on the other hand,
    • disappointment and frustration to Ahriman and Lucifer, so much
    • disappointed. Through the power of Christ and through the power
    • disappointment and great frustration that you meet with, time and
    • disappointment.”
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    • at death from the earthly standpoint, we see the physical body of a
    • his actions! From your physical and earthly standpoint you are sorry
    • then do we judge them from the standpoint of the stars; and in our
    • point out what it really means, when we are out yonder in the world
    • deed and truth, strange as it may seem from an earthly standpoint. We
    • to Earth. For at this very point something of great significance is
    • time. When at the point of descending into a next earthly life, man
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    • genuine spiritual knowledge points to this time, will often be
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    • point at which they become receptive even to those elements of
    • say, does not exist. Things will come to a point at which many people
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    • points to an archetypal wisdom for humanity. Paul, in contrast, said,
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    • between the sun and the heart. The point here, however, is that in
    • true. With a truth, however, the point is not merely to possess it as
    • made a hash of it ... and that is the point. One must have insight
    • point A to B. If C were a kind of normal development, then we would
    • be at point C as far as the human head and limbs are concerned. What
    • D, not advancing to a further point of development. If it will not be
    • average stage, arriving at point E. A male body, therefore, has
    • are differences, inasmuch as one thing has reached a certain point of
    • — and another has passed beyond this point. A time will come
    • point of normal earthly existence. Just as in the present moon we
    • noteworthy point, through which our spiritual scientific ways of
    • In Paris I developed a point
    • available, it is important for anthroposophists to point it out and —
    • point of evolution; it has become drier, more wooden, and therefore
    • comets, and he tried to prove this by pointing to the years 1811 and
    • point of time onward, some comets appear as two and then splinter.
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    • yesterday's lecture, we were able to point to an important indication
    • I wish to point out particularly that when such regular repetitions
    • this period, that firm point increasingly developed itself within the
    • physical, sensible world, the point that we call knowledge of
    • Solomon. We are led through this latter age up to the point of
    • human beings have learned to know that the I is a firm central point
    • This Christ event is not limited to one point in time.
    • as the event that signifies the greatest turning point in the
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    • The day before yesterday we spoke of how at this point
    • This points man upward to higher worlds.
    • itself later in reverse order. The turning point is the appearance of
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    • faculties have reached the point today at which human beings can
    • even to the point that one will believe that Christ will
    • was at its high point. The appearance in 1835 corresponded with the
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    • also approach these facts from a different point of view. We might
    • object is to the thing itself The shadow-image of a flower points you
    • place in the human being as thoughts points to the astral plane, so
    • everything connected with sympathy or antipathy points to the realm
    • can point upward to Devachan or the heavenly world. Processes in the
    • too, must be ascribed to light; light is itself at every point.
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    • spirit into a social life, one must admit that we have here a point
    • If I were to speak merely from my own viewpoint, I could just as well
    • nature. Then they were disappointed, these brothers of the left, that
    • of the dead appear. That was a bitter disappointment for the
    • and they have undertaken what was right from their point of view.
    • this earth sends from its center to every point on the surface, to
    • in which way this double is influenced from various points of the
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    • facts. It is just this point that we must bear in mind, because
    • as I pointed out yesterday. What came to light through the mediums
    • essentially a disappointment for all. Those who had allowed
    • would be mentioned. They were therefore also disappointed.
    • about such brothers of the left, who felt disappointed because they
    • disappointments when he faces the world and its experiences in an
    • and legends. I would like to point out that an esoteric legend was
    • to point to the three or four great truths to which the fifth
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    • on which he has traveled and who feels obliged to point to something
    • even point with these washed-out things to an event that will enter
    • I wish to point out once again that what is essential
    • a certain way through the wisdom of the past. I have already pointed
    • attacked from the same direction to which I pointed regarding the
    • have pointed out that conferences have already been held on how in
    • I have repeatedly pointed out to you that certain
    • pointed out. Naturally, when these things are spoken of in public,
    • points essentially to what is fighting at present in the world: in
    • point (and I am not speaking of something unreal) of bringing value
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    • This has already been pointed out in my book,
    • in which I pointed out that the
    • standpoint of natural laws, the laws of destiny are nowhere to be
    • to point out today. This is something that is intimately related to
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    • point of view — as is always necessary with such things.
    • from other points of view, work on men in different ways, which
    • point of view. A central Europe is meant to which France and Italy do
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    • event from another point of view. For example, he would look into
    • that he had seen from another point of view. And if he was a
    • this point writes in a subjective way!) he could not help forgetting
    • seeing, from another point of view. For him who has this point of
    • contemplates certain points in our present age, then he perceives at
    • world, as there is mathematics. But from the other point of view,
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    • not want today to deal with the matter from a historical point of
    • people belonging to these centuries. In point of fact it is not
    • drawn to it again. You see them disappear at this point (green). On
    • that led them to a point of view which I will indicate in the
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    • order to research into these regions, we must have come to the point
    • so-called Ars Magna of Raimon Lull is to be adjudged from this point
    • significance of the sound A (as in “father”). The point
    • diagonals, for instance, across a pentagon, uniting the five points
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    • Intelligence of the planet. This points to traditions which
    • for there the point is that originally Man had quite another position
    • manhood; and so they have arrived at the point where they must say:
    • all of their spiritual connection. Such books are invariably pointers
    • now to point to these tasks, after all that we have been considering
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    • triangles) — and at the points are generally to be found some
    • Thereby he gradually came to the point where the teacher was able to
    • Logic, it must be understood by the whole human being. And in point
    • many animals. And then it was pointed out to them how that which in
    • this concentration on the point between the eyebrows. (This is how
    • in Greece, points us to something of which I could naturally only
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    • that you could see that the point is to draw forth from the astral
    • At this point two
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    • of the physical world; not those that have just a pointing hand
    • appears with a pointing sword, pointing it towards the higher nature
    • of man. He shines forth with this pointing sword, and we picture
    • with a positive gaze which is like a sign, as it were pointing
    • man's higher nature, pointing the way from the summer season, when man
    • festival in an external way; the point is that we can celebrate such a
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    • so that you could see that the point is to draw forth from the astral
    • At this point two
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    • appointed from among the Hierarchy of the Archangels, and that this
    • then from the Christian era onwards one can point to different Beings
    • Two epochs of time meet sharply at this point; one to which all
    • We are standing at an important turning-point. To understand Spiritual
    • for the turning-point to which we have come in our age.
    • And when in this way we point to what happens behind the world of the
    • senses, we can also point to what takes place here in the sense-world
    • And here too is the point where the next lecture will join on to to-day's.
    • carry it out. From this point we will pass on in our next lecture to
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    • turning-point. It is not necessary even to speak of the Mystery of
    • Golgotha, one can point to quite other events to show that formerly
    • — yes, and even Socrates, to see that this turning point is
    • being. Here one also meets with points of view which are, from a
    • The Event itself stands there as the great turning-point in human
    • place at that time. We have described it from various points of view;
    • let us now choose a more abstract point of view, but one which, if we
    • are actually able to perceive at some point how an Archangel ascends
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    • should be determined from a heavenly standpoint. The Easter Festival
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    • quite correct from the spiritual-scientific standpoint, to describe
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    • from folk imagination; they are never that. The starting point of all
    • them living at that point, not able to do much with their minute
    • point out where the other should look for a wife. Through the
    • and this is the point that proves to anyone who understands these
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    • points to those old festivals which were connected with the
    • the winter time. But we must emphasise most strongly at this point
    • peoples of Asia Minor. A sacred image was the central point of the
    • for now indeed he could see it — from the standpoint of
    • of Initiation. This was the essential point in Christianity, inasmuch
    • of Golgotha. At the turning-point of Time — at the beginning of
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    • mention at this point) of the Saturn forces. Here indeed we are
    • this was felt to be the essential point. — In the body of Jesus
    • this point in their life. Now the essence and Being of the Sun Himself
    • At the starting point of his Initiation, this above all had to come
    • Indeed the starting-point of Initiation was this: Man came to realise
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    • other planets, taking the Moon, as it were, as the point whence the
    • Thus the facts related to the standpoint of the Moon were taken as the
    • starting-point in bringing home the planetary system to the
    • it. As in former times the Christophoros from his Moon standpoint
    • celebrated a Cosmic Festival, a Festival which pointed to a real
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    • showed how the other planets are seen from the standpoint of the Moon.
    • the standpoint of the Moon.
    • from the standpoint of the Moon, how the radiant astral light of the
    • At this point a seemingly chance event is of great spiritual
    • the point of using these letters in order to place before the soul
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    • spiritual life, too, of a feeling that a crucial point had been
    • I will take as our starting-point today, two examples
    • crowning point in Polish literature of the 19th century.
    • should have chosen this particular material in order to point to much
    • the drama from the purely artistic point of view because I know only
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    • the point of time at which we are standing.
    • a certain point in childhood, and thoughts from childhood constantly
    • pass into the spiritual world without finding in themselves a point
    • happiness to the world but is incapable of doing so. At the point of
    • standpoint of life we study the different religions of the
    • see that the standpoint from which a religion begins to quarrel with
    • under the sway of temptation, will always, from their standpoint,
    • they cannot take the right standpoint. As a sign and symptom,
    • friend Boccaccio in momentous words, affirming his standpoint, why he
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    • means of the recognised science of today. Spiritual science points
    • is false; the point is that it lies in the hands of men to gain the
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    • "The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct
    • ODAY I propose to carry further certain points made in recent lectures
    • of these turning points has often been designated as the fifteenth century
    • emphasized how correct the art historian Herman Grimm is when he points
    • of the ego in our modern way; it was not, for him, a point comprising
    • felt the importance of training himself, at certain points of the year,
    • arrived at the point where he sensed his relation to earthly gravity.
    • lecture I have tried to gain a viewpoint from which you can see how,
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    • "The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct
    • Oriental and African art forms; but that is not the point at issue.
    • as a being brought forth at a certain point in earthly evolution (part
    • he were indeed only the terminal point of natural creation. If the animals
    • element into the human element. All of which points up the fact that
    • garments. Just as, in ancient times, architecture pointed to the end of
    • pointed to the beginning of human life, to the birth-pole.
    • to the chin he will say: It is advancing, obstinate and pointed; or:
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    • "The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct
    • man himself, whose head, in a certain sense, points to the whole human
    • last point yesterday) as a metamorphosis of his entire body formation
    • As pointed
    • through and through. Yesterday I pointed out that in artistic ages it
    • points to the upper gods, those considered female because they transmitted
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    • "The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct
    • in him impulses springing from the spiritual world. This fact points
    • was unable to go along with this viewpoint. Because his gaze was directed
    • way of pointing to the divine-spiritual.
    • artistically the sensory-physical-earthly form to a point where it became
    • point where it could spread abroad the radiance of the divine-spiritual.
    • of Fichte and Schelling. In a peculiar way the book points out the dangers
    • from this point of view, at the tremendous seriousness ensouling these
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    • "The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct
    • declaimed, there must sound rhythm, beat, imagination. This points to
    • limited standpoint of earth, but when the gaze is directed from stellar
    • in defence of the one or the other. Both viewpoints can be proved equally
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    • "The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct
    • the standpoint of color, for here the three stages of the world are
    • to me — and I could appreciate his point of view — that
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    • "The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct
    • state. Whereas intellectuality approaches everything from the standpoint
    • reality; they are dead gestures which merely point to that reality; and
    • point in its development. Therefore, in order to grasp nature, especially
    • point, into art because, far from thought-killing, it inspires us; permits
    • all ideas flow to a certain point and to follow the purely artistic
    • artistically at man, one realizes that, seen merely from the viewpoint
    • starting point of architecture had great meaning. Primeval instinctive
    • death, soul, spirit. By overcoming dead thought we attain to the point
    • this point man feels that here on earth he does not fulfil what lies
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    • "The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct
    • instance, I pointed out that green is the image of life, revealing
    • its center. From this point of view one can appreciate the painters
    • has advanced to a point in the elaborating of his own organism when
    • Symbolism and allegory are inartistic. The starting point for a new
    • point. How do we behave on a stage today? Standing in the background
    • from his point of view, from right to left, while, from mine, from left
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    • from any sectarian or fanatical standpoint but it is so that he who
    • introduction. The point now at stake is that people should not
    • or possibly longer, but that is not the point. The point is that he
    • our hearts with this knowledge, and from this starting point
    • their heart is! They generally point to the wrong place, and if in
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    • I pointed
    • This is the essential point. The child is wholly sense-organ, and
    • you must make a point of doing a great many things yourself that they
    • if you are inventive, you can find in point of fact, pictures for all
    • fellow who points”), not “Index finger,” that is
    • beautiful because you find it beautiful, and therefore point it out
    • importance to know what happens at a certain point in the child's
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    • point is really this.
    • the point of view of Spiritual Science.
    • pointed out to you the child comes to know of the plant world as
    • point of discriminating between himself as subject and the outer
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    • melancholics, and here the sanguines. This will give him a point of
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    • once with a teacher who had got up to this point (in explaining the
    • part in it. Before you come to the point of saying: Now tell me the
    • children can then gradually learn the numbers up to a certain point,
    • [At this. point Dr. Steiner turned to the translator
    • point is that we must never, never separate thinking from visual
    • the point of explaining the Theorem of Pythagoras by this comparison
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    • point of time in the life of the child which falls between the ninth
    • of languages. I have characterised for you this turning point between
    • right thing from the point of view of artistic education. In a true
    • this point of time is reached language teaching must under no
    • language to the other. Up till the point of time I have described to
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    • have the age up to the point of time which I have described to you
    • which surround him in the outside world; up to this point of time it
    • of the bareness of the mountains and point out that here there are
    • pointed out to me that this sum was actually taken from a book of
    • out to its conclusion you come to the point of saying to yourself:
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    • division: but if we regard it from the standpoint of “how many
    • early on it should be pointed out to the child that it is possible to
    • you must be sure to point out that this difference is fundamentally
    • turning point of the ninth and tenth years. Up to this time keep to
    • point of view one feels that the reality should be represented in
    • I always speak from the standpoint of practical life, I have to say
    • possible for me to insist that I myself should appoint the teachers
    • was for us definitely to take this standpoint: We have a
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    • to recognise where we are now if we appreciate former points of view
    • medicine based on atavistic clairvoyance. From an external point of
    • fluids which co-operate in the human organism. They pointed out that
    • reaches a certain point. The amoeba contracts and becomes immobile,
    • feature of the gorilla, in point of size, is the development of the
    • Now consider that from the point of view of metabolism the muscle is
    • qualities, must be the starting point in our quest for what really
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    • afford piecemeal proof of my general point of view. The most important
    • each force before reaching the point of interplay accumulates in the
    • in the upper. The important point, however, is that there is no material
    • point, they are reversed and become their opposites. And this
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    • curative treatment; and that we took as our starting point on that
    • possibility and the essentials of healing in general. Special points
    • hysteria are some that originate in the soul: grief, disappointment,
    • facts as a starting point.
    • Such facts point to inherent formative forces in the plant itself
    • We must point to these formative forces objectively; not as
    • develops at the point of amputation through the specially localised
    • unknown point in time, from a merely inorganic to an organic activity.
    • to mankind, but if we postulate a starting point in the center, as it
    • Thus the central point of departure would lie not in the mineral
    • point of complete dissolution of the blood.
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    • only appreciate its real point when we have answered certain
    • in part tomorrow. Then we shall be in a position to point out a
    • environment. And I would draw your attention to another point that is
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    • particular point, and at least we should know how a fragmentary
    • slight capacity of this kind. The lazy man is really, from the point
    • But in place of this abstract formulation, we shall have to point to
    • Homeopathic dosage has really up to a point been very carefully copied
    • between man and his non-human environment? As I pointed out yesterday,
    • them. As I pointed out yesterday, there is even a resistance to the
    • the point which matters in all mercury substances, not whether they
    • As we have already recognised from a somewhat different point of view,
    • We have pointed out these mutual relationships between the vegetable,
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    • relationship to the cosmos. We have already pointed out that in man
    • There are indeed points of view better than the mathematics of
    • point, the process must return again to earth and display earthly
    • pointed out that the part that grows upwards from below, in man grows
    • points upwards. In man, however, it remains in the realm of functions;
    • the point we must grasp here.
    • the time necessary for the point of sunrise to return to Aries at the
    • life. This is easily reckoned, but it points the way into profound
    • ponderable or imponderable. At every point of the material world, the
    • taking us part of the way to our goal. We can take the standpoint of
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    • period. The important point is, to give great weight to the
    • Diagram 13 arrow pointing outwards.)
    • somewhat, but consciously, and in order to make our point clear — an
    • obstinate life centred in one point meets the resistance of another
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    • pointing to the stars, to the extra-telluric). And even apart from
    • etheric with the physical? From the abstract point of view, we can say
    • into taste and smell. As we have pointed out, taste is more involved
    • olfactory nerve. So we may say that from an internal point of view,
    • already dealt with from the standpoint of Comparative Anatomy, when I
    • the point extended to infinity, on the other you have the heart, which
    • is the infinite circle concentrated to a point. The whole world is
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    • Suppose you are in charge of a case in which all the symptoms point
    • starting — point in the digestive system. All carbon dioxide
    • points to the outside visible world, taste to the hidden depth of the
    • organism. Then examine the digestive process from this point of view
    • patient concerned. We must only clearly understand what is the point
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    • in the sense pointed out yesterday in Dr. S.'s address. On the other
    • From the same point of view, I will call your attention to another
    • organism stops at this point,
    • he must lead himself to the necessary point. So the organism has to
    • viewpoint of spiritual science.
    • That is why I have already taken the opportunity to point out that it
    • median point and balance between the two.
    • Diagram 20, arrow pointing downwards)
    • Diagram 20, arrow pointing to the left).
    • standpoint of spiritual science, we come to a great reverence for
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    • point. Let us again begin with something quite concrete and material
    • work towards a certain point; and in nature everything is based on
    • rhythmic processes. You work towards a certain zero point, through a
    • has a fortune and wastes it recklessly until he passes the zero point,
    • substances can be treated. We reach a zero point, where the effects of
    • point in this subdivisional process, acquiring another character; it
    • substances. Increase potency and you will reach a zero point; beyond
    • that point opposite effects appear. But this is not all; the further
    • path on the negative side leads to another zero point for these
    • the point where certain lower potencies cease to work and are
    • In previous lectures, I have pointed to a process which can help us
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    • must point out. You are aware that vegetable, animal and human
    • standpoint; as lead has been actually found among the products of
    • that will have the same effect as meditation.” Up to a certain point
    • as I have had occasion to point out, a concentration of the whole
    • organisation only from the point of view of natural science, we must
    • angles to the two opposites, pointing vertically earthwards. All
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    • be the first to approach the standpoint of spiritual science. They
    • the parasitism of such plants as mistletoe is the essential point. But
    • is the essential point: it acquires and appropriates particular forces
    • tumours. The point is only to find out how to treat the mistletoe
    • point will be to arrive at a co-operation of this glutinous substance
    • pointed out the trunk formations of trees are really practically outgrowths
    • already alluded to yesterday, from the therapeutic point of view. One
    • utter things — which are full of life and wit to the point of genius.
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    • point of acquiring and assimilating a certain degree of clairvoyance
    • before us. Again take the external symptoms as a starting point:
    • point, we shall arrive at some apprehension of repeated lives on
    • course, not only a point, but a point active around itself; and this
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    • MY STARTING-POINT
    • the anthroposophical point of view. And within certain limits this
    • It is possible to follow the processes of external nature to the point
    • much so, that I have pointed out in a lecture cycle on “Occult
    • appointed to attune continuously the crude metabolism to what occurs
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    • inquiries. Now, it is my intention to start from the point to which we
    • careful to observe the zero point. The gentle massage must not go too
    • from the standpoint of diagnosis, there is some truth in
    • From the materialistic point of view the teeth are more or less
    • You will find most conspicuous in the latter what I pointed out in the
    • characteristic of the whole skeleton, which I pointed out in the case
    • points to excessive demands on the process of fluorine suction. This
    • that the fluorine action should not go beyond a certain point and make
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    • This formative process of fluorine reaches its culminating point in a
    • be expressed as follows: from the standpoint of spiritual research,
    • may not seem immediately to the point, for it will treat of questions
    • lower bodily sphere. We must of course progress to the point of being
    • have extracted from the ascetic point of view just what they find
    • sickness. The total constitution of the soul is up to a certain point
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    • the simple reason that we no longer need to point out that these
    • Now an obvious error enters this whole point of view, namely, that
    • medicine of today for current medicine excludes a point of view that
    • its direct points of attack, so to say. It is especially necessary in
    • the foetal stage that the etheric body should have these points for
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    • where concrete facts point unmistakably to its operation. Observe this
    • to you all, and illustrating what I have just pointed out. In the
    • deposit on the cathode with a metal point — the antimony produces
    • From this point we are led to inquire into the albuminising processes.
    • something with an urge to contemplate the world from the same point of
    • remain. This is the interesting point, that the processes which are
    • as I have already pointed out. Of course, if you give the human being
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    • him, as it were, through spiritual science, from the point where man
    • For up to a certain point, man's digestion is nothing but a
    • transformation and continuation of sense-activity. Up to the point
    • that up to the point I have denoted, we must recognise that the
    • We must look into the processes of life from this standpoint. For then
    • have gone far enough on their appointed path to extend their operation
    • tending to mineralisation, as has been pointed out. I hope this term
    • become defective beyond the point at which they can no longer get what
    • point is that dancing should not be exaggerated and should be
    • Another point may be brought to your attention. There is no doubt
    • the points just emphasised, you will have a curative effect on the
    • larynx, with its starting point in the lungs, is akin to iron.
    • world. But we must keep one point quite clearly in our minds.
    • Spiritual Science must point out particularly that so-called “mental
    • instance, and to carry it beyond a certain critical point, so that, as
    • Thus, if the man surmounts chronic illness beyond a certain point of
    • allopathic medicine, but lies implicit in the whole attitude and point
    • On the other hand, however, I must ask you to forgive me if I point
    • himself, makes it necessary to point out the true origin of these
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    • as long as it cannot get beyond this point, it is quite incapable of
    • child has will, but does not get to the point of carrying it out; the
    • point of getting in. This kind of stoppage of the will may sometimes
    • into an action carried out by the limbs. In point of fact, every
    • such a point that it became perfectly natural to him to have no
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    • Public Prosecutor, has made a study, from the standpoint of criminal
    • modern scientific point of view seriously, in which case we are bound
    • utmost he could do was perhaps to point with an invisible hand to
    • to be the outcome of aesthetic points of view.
    • knowledge of this connection must form the starting point for our
    • at this point we must observe — and it will also provide us
    • over, and more often than not, the milk is spilt. The point is, of
    • Not until the point has been reached where such a phenomenon becomes
    • the point of being able to observe what happens, first in the moment
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    • pointing upward was drawn.] Picture to yourself gravity simply
    • this point of view, it is something like what happens when I take up
    • same time to the point where epileptic phenomena pass over quite
    • a certain point, and the brain, when it is formed, is narrow in
    • we must be sensitive for the point at which the tendency begins to be
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    • point, try to bring the work into a quicker tempo. This will
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    • abnormalities, but you ought really to come to the point where
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    • probability this points back to a purely mechanical injury, either at
    • comes the pony! He's running!” At the same time you point out
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    • so far as to push back the astral organisation; the point had not
    • being. Here then will be our point of attack, as it were, in the
    • Supposing you decide to appoint, instead of one teacher, a whole
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    • however quite hopeful that after a certain point has been reached, we
    • Let me at this point
    • part of the mother points on the one hand to an extraordinarily
    • educational point of view that you should have opportunity to observe
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    • point out how important it is, when dealing with quite little
    • themselves that point in this or that direction.
    • is most difficult to point to any success in these measures, for the
    • anyone who looks at the matter from a layman's point of view. We have
    • who have had any understanding of such things have pointed to the
    • would like also at this point to draw your attention to the fact that
    • have now come to the point where I can indicate for you the principle
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    • point things that the boy follows with a certain interest, we should
    • you ever to admit for a moment this point of view. What is wanted is
    • girl with protruding lips. You pointed out that something very
    • and that has in point of fact hindered them from developing the right
    • point of view are generally false. What you have to do is to see
    • real state of affairs. If therefore you want to come to the point of
    • here you have a point (blue). It doesn't look like that in the
    • is a point (yellow). Yes, you have to understand that a circle
    • is a point, and a point a circle. You have to acquire a
    • becomes actual reality; the I-point of the head becomes in the limb
    • yellow circle; here it is too! There is a blue point;
    • the body. When the point claims a place for itself in the body, it
    • Taking it as your starting point, you will be able, by meditation, to
    • deformation; and this girl is just a case in point, where it will be
    • important questions arise at this point. If we consider the “forming”
    • distance. When his bad teeth were alluded to, Rudolf Steiner pointed
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    • Meditation of point and circle (already given) fundamental to grasp
    • she is at the age when, as I have repeatedly pointed out, it is
    • reach the point where rhythmical impressions are able to act upon the
    • the point where I said we need to find the cosmic impulse that can
    • anyway, let us concentrate our attention on the main point. What L.
    • success — can have been influenced by Trüper. In point of
    • circle, here is a point; there the circle is a point,
    • there the point of a circle, and so
    • must, in meditation, let the circle steal into the point, let the
    • point expand to the circle. As you do this, you will find that
    • with the meditation until, when you say to yourself: The point is a
    • point, the circle is a circle, you are sensible of the head; and
    • when you say to yourself: The point is a circle, the circle is a
    • point — when, that is, you assert the converse — you
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    • favourable starting point for setting out to discover the true “idea”
    • from meditating. In point of fact we are not really hindered by these
    • been carried to the point of full artistic development. Nor must we
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    • normally in life up to a certain point, but which we can unfold
    • certain point in our childhood. Rising out of undefined depths
    • That is the important point. For in learning to know ourselves,
    • sounds so strange. But so it is. At this point we experience
    • must say that the entire globe is the central point, and that
    • further. We come to a point, after having grasped something
    • present point of time. We have to-day no word such as was to be
    • points to an immortality in the ether half of Eternity
    • the corresponding point; when it will recognize not only
    • this way we pass beyond the point of mere experiment and
    • way of knowledge, and point out that the effect of this
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    • to point out how by means of the kind of knowledge cultivated
    • point — let us say in the nervous system — where it can
    • When eventually (and everything points to this being soon), our
    • standpoint we carefully and accurately study the effect
    • senses from this standpoint, we find that it spreads throughout
    • with its single organs from the point of view of the system of
    • will bring research to the point of extreme exactitude with
    • this standpoint can in any way contradict modern medicine. As a
    • spiritual-scientific standpoint, not as a contradiction of
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    • in a general way, we shall never come to the point of being
    • (if it does not rise to the point of dream) sinks down into an
    • this point the conception of the astral body begins to be a
    • the healthy organism, we can bring it to the point of illness;
    • structure. It represents the highest point of perfection in
    • at this point in order to control this marvellous structure,
    • have now three standpoints from which migraine can be
    • the point of drying up and shrivelling.
    • him to the point where he can feel and think. On the contrary,
    • trees — forms that have not come to the point of being
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    • life up to a certain point, but which we can unfold further;
    • memory, which reaches back as far as a certain point in our
    • point. For in learning to know ourselves, we also learn to know
    • But so it is. At this point we experience something through our
    • is the central point, and that the laws of life are working
    • further. We come to a point, after having grasped something
    • present point of time. We have to-day no word such as was to be
    • points to an immortality in the other half of Eternity —
    • carrying evolution forward at the corresponding point; when it
    • pass beyond the point of mere experiment and test in order to
    • and point out that the effect of this spiritual knowledge is
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    • the last lecture I tried to point out how by
    • at last reaches a certain point — let us say in the
    • everything points to this being soon), our very admirable
    • the system of nerves and senses from this standpoint, we find
    • from the point of view of the system of nerves-and-senses (in
    • research to the point of extreme exactitude with regard to the
    • how nothing that is said from this standpoint can in any way
    • what can be given from the spiritual-scientific standpoint, not
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    • general way, we shall never come to the point of being able to
    • to the point of dream) sinks down into an inner, indefinite
    • At this point
    • healthy organism, we can bring it to the point of illness;
    • represents the highest point of perfection in respect of the
    • because the Ego-organisation must take hold at this point in
    • three standpoints from which migraine can be considered: (1)
    • which is on the point of drying up and shriveling.
    • him to the point where he can feel and think. On the contrary,
    • the point of being able to root themselves in the Earth as such
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    • question from the scientific standpoint, to be deceived about this,
    • For this reason it is necessary to remark that it is just that point
    • apparent to us that we cannot remain at this point in our
    • above, one finds that from the scientific point of view it is
    • I can of course only mention these things, but I wish to point out
    • understood if it is observed solely from the physical standpoint. It
    • At this point, then, where the etheric body predominates, the human
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    • question from the scientific standpoint, to be deceived about this,
    • For this reason it is necessary to remark that it is just that point
    • apparent to us that we cannot remain at this point in our
    • above, one finds that from the scientific point of view it is
    • I can of course only mention these things, but I wish to point out
    • understood if it is observed solely from the physical standpoint. It
    • At this point, then, where the etheric body predominates, the human
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    • shape of the so-called Fourteen Points of Woodrow Wilson.
    • truth in this direction during the war), I repeatedly pointed
    • shape in the Fourteen Points, at a time when this World Utopia
    • tendencies? — In pointing them out, we shall at the
    • same time be pointing out just those things in the present day
    • fighting. In truth: one may say that at every point in all that
    • standpoint of the social requirements of the day, — as
    • looks out at life from some point of view like this at
    • say to-night in addition. I should only like to point out,
    • X..., himself said. X merely wanted to point out the
    • everything that came to light in these Fourteen Points —
    • believed ... that these Fourteen Points didn't represent a
    • lie behind the Fourteen Points, and to these we
    • surrender. But they said: We surrender to the Fourteen Points,
    • now, after the many points that have been touched on by the
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    • physical world. Only by being able to point to such facts of
    • the most significant turning points in human history was the
    • at the point of departure for spiritual-scientific
    • point of view, and we know this perspective can touch our
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    • the possibility of elevating ourselves in the future to the point
    • take very ancient times as our starting point. This is
    • reincarnation from this point of view by looking back into
    • culture and who was the first to point out to his Persian
    • seemed like representations of a type, this points to the
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    • the possibility of elevating ourselves in the future to the point
    • special and central point of perception.
    • at that point an organ, the development of which will restore
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    • the possibility of elevating ourselves in the future to the point
    • centers. Here we shall point out only their most basic
    • line between the connecting point in the present life and the
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    • the possibility of elevating ourselves in the future to the point
    • clairvoyant, had reached a high point during that time, but
    • that could be known from the vantage point of the Atlantean
    • from the anthroposophical vantage point.
    • most decisive turning point of our entire evolution? It was
    • spiritual point of view, creates health. Illnesses will be
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    • — important points of reference for a developing
    • Evangelist John expressly lets him point to those places in
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    • humanity matured slowly to the point where some individuals
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    • look at his life from this point of view, we will understand
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    • the possibility of elevating ourselves in the future to the point
    • consciousness that we recognize from the spiritual point of
    • what point in time the great Impulse of Golgotha would
    • had pointed to the One who was to make it possible, through
    • humanity leave the earth in a heightened state must point the
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    • the possibility of elevating ourselves in the future to the point
    • vantage point of Rosicrucian occultism.
    • illustrate this point with a trivial example. The human soul
    • point of view. However, they carried within them the seven
    • Graeco-Roman epoch. Up to this point, human beings were
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    • whether they go back only to a certain point — as the Old
    • already reached is culminating point. Yet this way of thinking, which
    • “be” and cannot find any other point at which to grasp this
    • attach oneself to reality. That is the first point.
    • The second point I want to make is this. Besides his thinking, of
    • science, results of observation or experiment. In point of fact these
    • I have often pointed out in anthroposophical circles how ordinary
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    • In the lecture yesterday I pointed out how we should have to study
    • point of view of which I am speaking this was the less important fact;
    • Thus at a certain point in man's evolution the task of the Mysteries
    • An important point for the candidate for Initiation was that he should
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    • present and future of humanity from the point of view of the evolution
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    • From the most varied points of view — the point of view in
    • cosmic processes, it was necessary to point to the fact that within
    • was in its prime. In the orbit of wisdom that points to the divine
    • they came to the point of taking the plants themselves, and imitating
    • Thus we see once more what I have pointed out to you from so many
    • points of view in the study of human evolution. In olden times the
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    • attention first of all to a few points connected with this intercourse
    • standpoint; yet after his death he could only be satisfied by having
    • fact in cooperation with such a soul as this, it can point to many a
    • the things it wishes to point out. Suppose, together with such a soul,
    • soul points out this or that. For instance, it may make one realise
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    • anthroposophical knowledge, there are many points regarding which they
    • the standpoint of clairvoyant investigation, however, it takes the
    • standpoint to the clairvoyant standpoint.
    • with him, but which he cannot bring to the point of helping him to a
    • great universal viewpoints described in Occult Science, but
    • and here we reach an interesting point — showing how necessary it
    • I wished to address you from this standpoint the first time I spoke in
    • this town, and from this same standpoint I wish to say my parting
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    • same point, as to its appearance, at which it stood a year before. You
    • again in this March, 1923, at about the same point of development at
    • birth of Jesus just at this point of the earthly in-breathing and
    • initiates of the old order. And it was from this point of view that
    • certain point, that point at which we speak of the full moon after the
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    • have mentioned this from the most varied points of view.
    • If we picture to ourselves once more the four high points of this
    • is that this anthroposophical spiritual research points again to forms
    • Above all, this event must be regarded not from the earthly point of
    • view alone, but also from the super-earthly viewpoint. We can say that
    • should view this Christ Event also from the standpoint that the Christ
    • and to sprout, when the forces of growth attain their highest point,
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    • days I pointed especially to the connection with the celebration of
    • aspects of Nature in spring and in autumn. I have pointed to this just
    • Therefore if anyone speaks, not from the standpoint of the
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    • its high point at St. John's, did the essential being of their own ego
    • “I” as a kind of point; what he does rays out from it
    • But the “I” is just a tiny word which is felt as a point in
    • when light and warmth reach their highest point.
    • as an admonition pointing to what should be carried on by the souls
    • point where man, who indeed has to enter into knowledge of nature,
    • — This is of course madness from the present-day point of view,
  • Title: Lecture I: The Balance in the World and Man, Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • scholars, point either to the Mephistophelean, the Ahrimanic, or to
  • Title: Lecture II: The Balance in the World and Man, Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • future. From the point of view of logic it is about as clever as the
    • who work from the materialistic point of view. They are always under
    • particularly at certain points where science is quite at a loss and
    • not point to the space where your body is standing and say: “I am
    • point; and as a being of will he can enter right into and through it
    • the standpoint of the old, we can very easily exclaim: “But I see
  • Title: Lecture III: The Balance in the World and Man, Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • you! Then another person comes along and points me out a much taller
    • consider it from a religious point of view, the idea of commandment or
    • life of art. With this as our starting-point we will go on in later
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture I: The Art of Recitation and Declamation
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    • declamation. We will begin by adopting the standpoint of recitation
    • starting-point today will provide us with a foundation for the
    • several points of view in my coming lectures, the consciousness of
    • from the point of view of their artistic – their inner
    • curved yet at the same time pointed – like the pointed arches
    • arches, and weld themselves together, just as the pointed
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture II: The Art of Recitation and Declamation
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    • , a period to which the Nibelungenlied points
    • pointing out, in response to certain questions, how many methods
    • starting-point next today something apparently quite physiological
    • more to the point, however, to penetrate the real mysteries of
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture IV: Poetry and the Art of Speech
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    • this point of view must avoid a certain error – and no
    • artistic is at that point disrupted.
    • At this point it becomes necessary to take note
    • I should only like to point out a few details – our limited
    • Je ne t’accuse point, je pleure mes
    • Cruel! à quel propos sur ce point t’obstiner?
    • Rigoureux point d’honneur. Hélas! quoi que je
    • point.
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    • something which points directly to the external sense-world. Hence
    • true poet as an artist. The point must be emphasized: Schiller,
    • very point where one might suspect an intellectualising tendency
    • broadens, in another makes ‘pointed’, forming it
    • us say for the pointed arches striving upwards, which he felt most
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture V: Poetry and Recitation
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    • vantage-point of the life- and world-conception represented at this
    • declaiming, if I were to point to something in the nature of man as
    • I said – and the point has actually been
    • significance that at the highest point in the development of German
    • poetry, Goethe pointed away from the crude, prosaic stress
    • Moving but on a point below,
    • aesthetic viewpoint arising from the sort of perception we advocate
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture VII: The Uttering of Syllables and the Speaking of Words
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    • the point where man in his freedom started to feel himself a sheath
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture VIII: The Interaction of Breathing and Blood-Circulation
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    • our programme, I shall permit myself to point briefly to the
    • an artist at the point where she produces man.
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture IX: The Alliteration and Terminal Rhyme
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    • though then I should need more time. I should like to make a point
    • however, be more than an illustration: it should point to the
    • reverting to the earlier state of innocence. From a certain point
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture I: Jesuit and Rosicrucian Training
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    • interests us in connection with our spiritual-scientific point of
    • review them from an external point of view.
    • Gospel of St. John I have already pointed out how impossible it would
    • this attitude for one of indifference towards the Will. The point is
    • point is that every single pupil of Jesuitism goes through exercises
    • consider these occult exercises, at least in their chief points, we
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture II: Rosicrucian Training and Anthroposophical Training
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    • points.
    • Initiation in our day can no longer adopt the standpoint of the
    • thirteenth century. I want especially to point this out because in
    • mention a decisively relevant point: the Rosicrucianism of the
    • clear on one essential point: there is an immense difference between
    • humanity as a whole, that he takes as his starting-point, and from
    • period. Today the starting point must be that form of thinking which,
    • the essential point is that through a special kind of moral and
    • understanding, are necessary as a starting-point. A person who never
    • founded on Rosicrucianism an important point is that in meditation
    • is the picture we encounter at a certain point on our occult path,
    • to remain standing at any one point, but will continually stride
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture III: Sources of Knowledge of Christ, Lord of Karma
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    • of his sins, and at the same time points to the ‘stern law’.
    • time — and this is the significant point — this office
    • out of account these essential points cannot come to a real knowledge
    • Apollonius event, we must be clear what the important point in the
    • Today we will place only the chief point before our minds.
    • deeply into the nature of Christianity have often pointed out these
    • points to two powers in human nature, between which the personal
    • pointing already to the modern world. For Soloviev knows a Faith
    • the soul pulls itself together to the point of attributing real
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture IV: Experiencing the Christ Impulse, Jerome and the Gospel of St. Matthew
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    • and we pointed out that this way must arise in the soul from
    • It was then pointed
    • pointed out that the capacities of human beings will be enhanced, and
    • height of clairvoyance, and that the lowest point in this descending
    • The next point of
    • from mouth to ear. At a definite point of time the pupil is so
    • the Christ-Event from the occult standpoint is thus a necessary
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture V: Redemption of the Physical Body
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    • particular point of view, we must bring together many different
    • that simplicity which is not the starting-point of what is true, but
    • of his works have been lost, points back to the drama of the
    • one looks at it solely from the point of view of feeling, then we
    • And we must repeatedly emphasise that it is not to the point how this
    • he dies is marked by the point where the circle touches the line A–B.
    • the ancient Hebrew. His point of view stood midway between that of
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture VI: St. John and St. Paul, First Adam and Second Adam
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    • points brought out yesterday in looking at the differing views of the
    • starting-point. And it means that anyone who is willing to give up
    • persons of our present time who, according to the modern standpoint,
    • point. The other is that, interwoven with matters which carry us back
    • approach these things from the stand-point of Spiritual Science? For
    • we have reached the point of knowing that Paul demands something
    • us endeavour from the standpoint of Spiritual Science to get nearer
    • stands at the starting-point of man's Earth existence, when he
    • that at a certain point of time in life the Ego were to go out from a
    • From this starting-point we will continue to-morrow.
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture VII: The Mystery of Golgotha, Greek, Hebrew and Buddhist Thought
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    • From this point we
    • teaching, but that is not the point. For such things as I have quoted
    • to a point when we must consider closely the nature of the physical
    • very easy, from the standpoint of modern anatomy or physiology, to
    • along its ever-decreasing path. At a point in time when the crisis of
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture VIII: The Two Jesus Children, Zoroaster and Buddha
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    • points are given in my recently published book,
    • certain point of time in this Lemurian period that we can speak
    • from the starting-point of human evolution the faculty of speaking,
    • his Mother's heart. This points to a phenomenon of immense
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture IX: The Exoteric Path to Christ
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    • point must be reached in any trend before a new light comes in once
    • entirely unjustifiable from a scientific standpoint. History already
    • to the standpoint of those nineteenth-century theologians who held
    • and perceptions of men changed altogether at the turning-point of the
    • old and new epochs, a point marked by the Events of Palestine.
    • proof that the point at issue is not understood by a majority of the
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture X: The Esoteric Path to Christ
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    • essential point. As you can convince yourselves by reading the
    • know from previous lectures that we are at the starting-point of a
    • comes to be in his later activities. At a quite definite point of
    • For at a certain point of time in his life a great change comes over
    • evolution on earth, from the standpoint of Spiritual Science. We can
  • Title: Deed of Christ: Lecture 2: The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers. Lucifer, Ahriman, Asuras.
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    • particular point of view.
    • These things will be considered to-day from a particular point of
  • Title: Deed of Christ: Lecture 1: Mephistopheles and Earthquakes
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    • explained from the spiritual point of view. I have already spoken here
    • The figure of Mephistopheles which will be our starting-point to-day,
    • The essential point is that, fundamentally speaking, Lucifer had
    • physical body are taken as the starting-point for occult training.
    • this point something may be said about these hindrances.
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    • that point of time in the middle of the Lemurian epoch, the
    • who stands before us today. I will start from a quite definite point.
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    • respect from other profound writings of Initiates. The standpoint is
    • Christian, from the Christian standpoint. Therefore anyone who desires
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    • and 33 A.D. The standpoint of those who see to the root of these
    • at every point with what Christians believe. But the historic fact at
    • everything that pointed to Christ before His actual appearance is
    • is from this point of view that we must understand the relation in
    • is made? Here we must think from the esoteric point of view of the
    • progressed, to the point where it must be decided whether the time has
    • world. Then we shall realise that it points to the time when the
  • Title: Education: Lecture I: Science, Art, Religion and Morality
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • I have Called in my book, the beginning of meditation. At this point
    • indeed a true picture of it. And now the point is to realize that we
    • endeavour to show you how from this point we are led over to the spiritual
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • up to this point, should, despite its different nature, proceed just
    • to understand it. The second point — the position of women in
  • Title: Education: Lecture IV: The Connection of the Spirit with Bodily Organs
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • starting-point. All that could not be made to proceed from the body,
    • direct their whole education from the standpoint of the body, so must
    • we direct our education from the standpoint of the spirit. What we
    • come to a point where the spirit must be grasped as spirit and
    • the fact that I point to the highest level of culture. For that which
    • particular point in space and time, with some particular form.
    • from the standpoint of general civilization. No indication of what
    • question of following the points of a given programme, but of
    • does not promote the other. We have two human beings in point of
    • thinking. Thinking points to the teeth and says to us, as it were:
    • so, similarly, is there a point in the earthly life of man which on
    • significant. The actual points of time are, of course, approximate
    • all-important point of life, the male bears within him the etheric
    • standpoint of living thought, we must soar into the realm of art. If
  • Title: Education: Lecture V: The Emancipation of the Will in the Human Organism
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • very much, about education from the standpoint of a kind of
    • reached a point where we do indeed long for the spirit but our speech
    • the LOGOS. John Locke and Montaigne always point to what is outside
  • Title: Education: Lecture VI: Walking, Speaking, Thinking
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • a hideous, ghostly production from the artistic point of view —
  • Title: Education: Lecture VII: The Rhythmic System, Sleeping and Waking, Imitation
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • external nature. The Olympic Games are never studied from the point
    • Only then has the child developed to a point at which the teacher is
    • should have been so, but the point I want now to make is that in true
    • merely from the point of view of ordinary anatomy and physiology, but
    • our dealings with the child — make a special point of speaking
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • the mauve autumn crocus, and so on. Everywhere we can point to living
    • as much as do the minerals. And now another point of great significance.
    • point of view it is easy to pass on to the different plants. For instance,
  • Title: Education: Lecture IX: Arithmetic, Geometry, History
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • body. This points to an essential difference between the effects
    • therefore, we must not take as our starting point the abstractions and
    • various points. Then we should explain to the child that for the sake
    • starting-point has indeed been found for a reform in the method of
    • Now the point
    • point is that we must unfold living and not dead perception. In the
  • Title: Education: Lecture X: Physics, Chemistry, Handwork, Language, Religion
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • already spoken of the significant turning-point occurring between the
    • from this point of view. The earth becomes a living being who brings
    • point of view. The truth is that at puberty the human being opens out
    • belonging to the far past. On the other hand, we make a special point
    • so, because we have not reached a point of being able to face the
    • point lying between the ninth and tenth years the child still bears within
    • because of their materialism, but in point of fact they are
    • and syntax, for the child is now reaching a point where he thinks not only
    • point has been to recognize from their age what should be given to
    • inclined to relinquish their own point of view. We hear a great deal
    • I have already said that the teacher must come to a point where all his
  • Title: Education: Lecture XI: Memory, Temperaments, Bodily Culture and Art
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    • also points to the practice and realizations in daily life of a living
    • Now both methods are wrong. The point really is that the memory ought
    • class of this kind to a point where they can again return to the
    • does not come to the point of articulate speech; it only comes to the
    • point of song as we know it in the birds. In speech and song,
  • Title: Human Values in Education: Lecture I
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    • This is no starting point for the teacher who wants to educate
    • all this is quite beside the point.
    • children, there are a number of teachers, and the point is to
    • before the world. But the real point is something altogether
    • speaking today become an accepted point of view. Then the
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    • on earth — how just because of this it can point out in a
    • us look at Goethe and Schiller from an outward point of view,
    • Pointerkin,” and so on. But it was not only in
    • order to bring about a lowering of his health to the point at
    • gain a hold in human life, point quite directly to a man's
    • phenomena from the standpoint of spiritual science, one always
    • A in the diagram represents a place, a definite point of
    • and is able to point out where the real spiritual causes lie
    • is at this point of time that one must look back on a person's
    • standpoint we could understand one another very well; we
    • With these remarks I only want to point out that for anyone
    • been successful in bringing this to the point of awakening in
    • at this point, to a comprehension of the whole human
    • organised, for up to a point it is already formed in the
    • circulation and breathing. Taking our start from this point it
  • Title: Human Values in Education: Lecture III
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    • civilisations, he has now reached a point of extreme
    • puberty. In other words, there is no point whatever in giving
    • a point of view which upholds the principle of authority as the
    • theory.” The other point of view proceeds from the
    • which were related to their meaning. Up to a certain point the
    • to the point at which he is able to form writing out of this
    • point is that we are working on the inner being of the
    • requisite knowledge. Here the standpoint is that of an eight or
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    • however point out that owing to the limited time at our
    • pointed out how at this age one cannot approach the child with
    • point of view; for the finished forms of the letters used in
    • taught and do so from the various points of view which have
    • from a scientific point of view.
    • when looked at from a certain point of view. But drawn out to
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    • this point of our educational studies I want to interpolate
    • is gifted to the point of genius.
    • was not so long afterwards that he was appointed inspector of
    • the only possible standpoint. The so-called normal capacities
    • has learned to know a sick organism from various points of
    • the standpoint of a Lombroso
    • word. For in effect the point is not so much whether the
    • point of view is the very opposite to what is called the system
    • soul-spiritual point of view.
    • kind of a person one is, that is the point. If a candidate in
  • Title: Human Values in Education: Lecture VI
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    • plants. This point of time lies between the 9th and 10th year.
    • one's own helplessness. For the point is not to think out some
    • ready and the children take up their brushes. At this point one
    • and again I have to point out how easy it is for people today
    • the point at which they are able to experience what individual
    • answer to a question. Now I must point out that this has its
  • Title: Human Values in Education: Lecture VII
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    • knowledge of the whole world leads to the point at which one
    • the point of looking at the child in the right way.
    • point of view, quite apart from the fact that by doing so the
    • however we come to the essential point. The teacher must enter
    • forces of abstract intelligence. At this point I may perhaps be
    • has reached its culminating point. Things which are essentially
    • to point out in no uncertain terms that we must strive to
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    • at from an external point of view it seems as though the
    • concrete understanding of the human being and reach the point
    • point of taking singing with the children from the very
    • taking as a starting point the fact that in the more modern
    • the roots if the teacher does not get to the point, but speaks
    • to point out the shadow side of this procedure and so I will
    • get the child to the point when he must answer the following
  • Title: Human Values in Education: Lecture IX
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