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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • Recently I have endeavored to sketch the being of man and the three
    • that will eventually lead anybody to the desired comprehension This
    • new inclinations must be acquired by constantly holding the thought of
    • who has never endeavored to change his soul, who has never made the
    • have the ability to emerge in due time with brand new habits acquired
    • the thought that this sorrow or accident has not occurred by some
    • who views life thus with an open mind is prepared to receive mystical
    • Still a third aspect must be considered. No occult teacher will ever
    • must be remembered to what extent most people tend to sloppy, careless
    • occurred, all memory of past sense impressions must in addition be
    • not happen immediately. First, the soul must be prepared for this
    • soul hundreds and hundreds of times, must pass through his soul anew
    • bloom they must be cared for and guarded. Under no other circumstances
    • and everyone is required and this is what is meant with higher, occult
    • intensity and emphasis. They are: Self-confidence paired with
    • humility, self-control paired with gentleness, and presence of mind
    • initiation. During the first stage or level, man's being is prepared
    • say today might be considered as difficult to understand by some, and
    • endeavor is required and man must make the attempt to free himself
    • knew that patience and perseverance were required in practicing the
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • strongly on current everyday issues, could be considered from the
    • course you know the other incident which occurred in the Bavarian
    • circumstances women have recently entered universities. With the
    • women's abilities has been answered, nevertheless, if we wish to
    • Meyreder. You can find different views catalogued elsewhere so
    • characteristic of the female soul is quick temperedness, initiative
    • and daredevilry. Mobius finds the basic feature of the female nature
    • That never entered anyone's head. The women's question came into
    • then that this aspect of the women's question has been considered
    • always been fettered beings? It would be ignorance if one were to
    • entered anyone's head to derive a religious world-view from what was
    • hovered Religion and Philosophy — and it was within these, to
    • arise and drive women even to look into the mysteries offered us by
    • written works compared to which all the spirituality which our
    • temperament and general abilities. If someone is short-tempered, this
    • struggle free. Thus the greater world, the Macrocosm was pictured as
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • organism, which is able to produce fats, is thus required to
    • production of fats. He is spared this task when he eats ready-made
    • a man eats fat, he resultingly is spared the task of producing fat
    • of course, but men must be considered as individuals if they are to
    • will be able also to let his inner forces predominate. Thus, the
    • centered within him. It is a fact inwardly perceived through
    • will require less nourishment than is normally required in the
    • way. When large quantities are drunk, thoughts become scattered and
    • acquired that could be developed into healing forces. In order to
    • possess a force, it must first be acquired, and in milk we see one
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • also be remembered that certain premises were taken for granted when
    • We have now pictured two contrasting situations: in the one there is
    • ego are outpoured into the great world bordering on physical
    • These facts can be considered in yet another light. On deeper scrutiny
    • concepts and ideas; or we may become more highly moral, more cultured
    • pictured as living beings on the Astral plane. Beings of the most
    • required. Midway between the two poles of night dreaming and day
    • him are a brownish red in colour — various shades tending toward
    • brownish red. In a man of high moral ideals the rays are lilac-violet
    • understanding must be acquired in the form suitable for that
    • insignificant compared with the blessing bestowed upon the individual
    • specially prepared in order that He might be visible to physical eyes.
    • it can be in two, three, nay even in a hundred, a thousand places at
    • some idea. The moral atmosphere will by then have gathered strength.
    • incarnations was that of Jeshu ben Pandira, who lived a hundred years
    • their souls. Words such as will then be spoken cannot yet be uttered
    • of these events must however be acquired during life in the physical
    • understanding cannot be acquired between death and rebirth. Once the
    • foundation has been acquired, however, it endures, and then Christ
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • not only in the way they occurred but also in reverse sequence, that is, by
    • opportunity to come to that inner quiet required for such exercises, and in
    • the evening after the day's work they are generally too tired to be
    • bothered. Should spiritual science begin to penetrate their souls,
    • “no” decision. Then, having answered “yes,” suppose
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • modern spiritual life. It shall be considered from the standpoint I
    • further the way of thinking that entered human evolution through
    • considered from the standpoint of spiritual science. Undoubtedly for
    • are mystical while at the same time having occurred on earth.
    • Now there is another law, which can be discovered by spiritual vision,
    • we may ask if the life of humanity as a whole can be compared with
    • compared with the life of a single man.
    • of man may be compared with the present epoch of humanity? This
    • question can be answered only by spiritual science. Anthroposophy
    • gain for ourselves in the first half of life and that predominate in
    • may be compared with a dying plant. Yet, in this period what we have
    • prepared since our birth, what we have not brought with us from a
    • We may now ask ourselves what period in human life can be compared
    • Can our present age be compared with the first part of human life,
    • existence in the external world can in fact be compared only with the
    • industrial achievements to show that man has now severed himself from
    • become severed from the direct impulses of humanity. An earlier
    • turning point of man's whole earthly development occurred. A
    • completely new impulse entered the course of man's evolution, when its
    • themselves from the body. The Egyptian and Greek mysteries offered
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • prepared for this edition by Gilbert Church. Ph.D.
    • impair that simple joy, so full of love, that filled many hundreds of
    • be impaired by our teachings concerning Jesus Christ that encompass such a
    • strength that had once entered the evolution of mankind, and that had saved
    • Nathan Jesus. He appeared then for the first time as a human being in an
    • before the Temptation, and it was he who entered the world endowed with all
    • covered with paintings that expressed this, and the earth had been brought
    • considered to be specially sacred.
    • human soul, entered his soul through the Child. In the painting the artist
    • earth's evolution occurred in the ages before the Mystery of Golgotha. Then
    • Nathan Jesus boy, entered mankind with all the qualities possessed by the
    • necessary that we connect such knowledge with our most sacred feelings and
    • us with the Child that entered mankind.
    • indeed true that the Christ being entered the aura of the earth. True also
    • hope that never fails. The impulse that entered with the Mystery of
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • the Christ-Being. At His death the Christ-Being poured Himself out
    • being, who later sacrificed himself as Man, offered himself for
    • of Golgotha has entered the earthly evolution of man, so is it also
    • life we recapitulate those things which, as man, we have acquired only
    • upright position was acquired by slow stages in the old Lemurian
    • poured the Ego into man out of their own substance. And the first
    • entered the Cosmos and rayed down upon Earth and made it possible for
    • lived on in him. Disorder must inevitably have entered had not this
    • the first Christ Event, poured in with the forces of the physical Sun.
    • acquired a feeling for our environment which we could not possess
    • Spirits of Form poured themselves into man and permeated him, and
    • heights through that which the Spirits of Form poured into him, and we
    • had not come down to Earth and poured into him, everything connected
    • Christ-Being and again poured the forces so received into the human
    • That riddle was to be received with the most sacred reverence by the
    • there came to man that deep reverence by which the soul was prepared
    • themselves could not yet say, although they prepared the way for it,
    • post-Atlantean age; when man, prepared by the Greco-Latin
    • upon truth — it will be because thinking has acquired, through the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • deeper understanding of selflessness than that offered by Christ's
    • something of a similar nature occurred, not as yet on earth but in the
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • in the Atlantean. Although these three preparatory events occurred in the
    • of red in themselves, we should feel a sharp stab. If our eyes were self-
    • not have perceived red in his environment. Or he would have said, “Oh,
    • of John's baptism — in an archangel who offered up his soul powers, and
    • nature? You need only think what it is like when injured by organic
    • and balancing of the vital organs took place that rendered them selfless.
    • Atlantean evolution, the third Christ event occurred. Once more the
    • at the end of the Atlantean age, revered the Sun Spirit as the harmonizer
    • Apollo shone upon the Pythia, conquered the unruly passions and she
    • Pythia, conferred upon her by the god Apollo. In this connection Apollo
    • name of Christ, if asked about Apollo, would have answered out of their
    • become disordered through Lucifer; in the first Atlantean period the vital
    • endangered.
    • keep a hold upon itself, and had it been delivered to these forces,
    • everything that came from the soul would have been overpowered by all
    • feel Him vitally in every word that is uttered in discussions of spiritual
    • the stage there may be considered good or bad; that is not the present
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • A public lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner
    • this week have assured me that it would be all right to speak to you
    • tasks required spiritually of our contemporary culture.
    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • signified an advance in human cultural life which can be compared to
    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • different field from the external sense-perceptible field covered by
    • inner process which must be prepared in the soul's very depths, is
    • adhered to at all costs.” Well, monism can't keep even chemists from
    • depths can be compared with the original experience, though in
    • what seers throughout the ages have always pictured as “reaching the
    • today to speak of concrete details and facts encountered upon entering
    • university, delivered a lecture about Galileo. He spoke somewhat as
    • prophets or founders of sects. Mankind has matured; the time for
    • revered as outstanding individuals. People of today who try to be
    • to vital matters. He says, “I've discovered it; you can discover it
    • that; it has entered the world as a fact that can only be understood
    • Golgotha in every human soul, shared by all alike.
    • A Being not there before entered into Him and lived within Him for the
    • next three years. The Being that thus entered Him went through the
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • that the Christ figure in the sculptured group would have to be
    • broke up into two parts, one of which disappeared behind the Iron
    • being, as it were, with hatred, and thereby caused his descent. Such
    • the new building. Above the sculptured group we will attempt to
    • of the assured safety of Rome's walls into the open field, in order to
    • its inner quality is such that it can be inspired by those forces that
    • occurred in the Maid of Orleans by way of natural initiation and ask
    • whether her soul was inspired in the nights from the 25th day of
    • entered her soul, inspiring her to act as its human shell on the
    • tremendous leap from a green plant leaf to the red petal of a flower,
    • hundred people. Fourteen percent of all these souls experienced a
    • altruistic motives; seventeen percent because they aspired to ethical
    • his brow toward Lucifer. Similarly, Ahriman is not conquered by any
    • hatred from Christ, but because he feels he cannot stand the forces
    • a most peculiar ingredient of national sentiment. How is this
    • spiritually, so that we can rediscover the Christ event within
    • an anvil for both East and West. Germany, which is hammered by both
    • unasked. For example, there is but one question that can be answered
    • situation. Of course, war had been desired by the East for decades,
    • We just had a lecture that I delivered in Dornach about the work that
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • question is to be answered truly, we must realize that we make a
    • not only is this so, but something else is also to be remembered. The
    • Persia was prepared; within the ancient Persian culture, that of the
    • Egypto-Chaldean epoch was prepared, and so on. Our fifth
    • was prepared. The mysteries were associations of human beings among
    • culture in the sixth epoch its content and character, must be prepared
    • the most highly cultured will not only feel pain such as is caused
    • the first preeminently moral trait that will characterize the cultured
    • considered to have real knowledge when they recognize the spiritual,
    • with its materialistic trend will certainly not be honored by the name
    • heavens to the earth in the second epoch still hovered over the souls
    • next epoch were received and nurtured by the spiritual world above. So
    • spirit self that is nurtured by the beings of the higher hierarchies
    • work that streams upward to those forces that are being prepared for
    • epoch will be inspired, permeated by the spirit self. Today the man of
    • kingdom still lives, that is what is revered by the Russian
    • many respects. But one idea predominates in him, not quite consciously
    • would be absurd! Death exists. Knowledge acquired through the senses
    • the world, that he has conquered death, that death can have no power
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • was quite different. If someone harboured evil thoughts, his face completely
    • transmitted hereditarily in the stereotyped manner of to-day.
    • heredity: we resemble our parents, our ancestors and bear the
    • species; particularly those animals shall have disappeared from the earth
    • all that we should take up spiritual science, so as to be prepared for
    • world we may encounter the spirit that once inspired him ... we may
    • encounter the spirits that inspired Socrates or Plato, in so far as they
    • were inspired. We should begin to understand the spiritual world, the
    • appeared to me at a certain moment and it has told me this or that. I
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • The following remarks formed the content of a lecture I delivered on
    • “propaganda,” than it was the object of my lecture delivered
    • when compared to that of a not very distant past! If we envisage human life
    • seems quite reasonable to ask why something further should be required which
    • the riddle-questions referred to, turn a deaf ear to them and avoid asking
    • they are fettered. Powers which we possess but cannot utilize have a very
    • Society, inspired by the belief that in modern Spiritual Science, or
    • explored by the scientific method, it is never possible to discover what it
    • considered highly illuminating, and it is taught to our school children.
    • admired by many who desire to find an adequate concept of the world in
    • dog, would be an invigorating and appetizing morsel compared to this final
    • the universe quite different from the one offered in good faith by natural
    • apparatus required for an external chemical or clinical experiment has to
    • physical forces within us can be discovered by natural science within our
    • colored blossoms and finally fruit. Then we see them wither and pass away
    • disappeared within the plant world, in a certain sense, returning to the
    • the anthropomorphic ideas uttered by some 19th century philosophers
    • incalculable, hence teachers gifted with insight have declared that human
    • Spiritual Science has already discovered all the secrets connected with this
    • Strange as this may sound when compared with the ideas in vogue today,
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • not in the same way. The forces of evil are so ordered in the great
    • language, compared with how it was in earlier times.
    • has been struggled for, it has been conquered step by step, sentence by
    • another sound the same feeling as the sight of a red colour. Thus,
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • It appeared in the ANTHROPOSOPHICAL REVIEW in two sections, in Vol. I,
    • and modes of thinking which we have acquired from our studies of
    • instinctive. Only when the instinctive nature which has appeared in
    • course be deplored, but which should be looked at calmly because it
    • be considered.
    • what credit, capital and interest are. Yet even these things which
    • “anti-social” arouses a degree of antipathy. It is considered as
    • whether it is considered good or bad, since it is quite necessary. Be
    • be nursed, must be consciously cared for. And in our day this becomes
    • acquired consciously in working with one's soul forces, while formerly
    • actively acquired is the interest of man in man. This is indeed the
    • interest and credit, things are quite complicated; so that even
    • in opposition to anti-social forces? What is really required? I said
    • disappeared so pitiably in our age, the age of the Spiritual Soul? In
    • those who have helped us and also those who have injured us (to whom
    • there appeared a social document which continues to work into the
    • you, appeared in 1848. It was the first document, the first seed in
    • hatred of all those who are not members of the working class. This
    • the anti-social instinct of class hatred, and class opposition.
    • However, these things need to be considered from a higher perspective,
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • Company. Translated by Dorothy Osmond. This lecture appeared in
    • traits which appeared particularly among the ruling strata in the
    • spirit! something is expressed that has been nurtured in one's own
    • all the vapid nonsense that has been uttered of late, the theosophical
    • ardent admirer of Frederick the Great and pictured him as a Germanic
    • about Frederick the Great, naturally from the English point of view.
    • and presenting a true picture of Frederick the Great. Hermann Grimm
    • describes Macaulay's picture of Frederick the Great in the very apt
    • words: Macaulay makes of Frederick the Great a distorted figure of an
    • flair for apt characterisation. And other kindred minds, belonging to
    • was, what he thought, what he desired.
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • Goetheanism, that the spirit glimmered forth; for it was then, for the
    • forward unhampered. The Roman view of rights, Roman political
    • Thus the economic sphere and the political sphere, the former coloured
    • On the other hand, directly economic life acquired its modern,
    • in natural science, if he acquired some knowledge of modern natural
    • endeavouring to apply the concepts he had acquired to jurisprudence —
    • Middle Europe occurred almost without exception in a single century.
    • What, then, was required in order to reach a concept, an inward
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • permanent teeth have appeared. At the age of seven these forces go to
    • super-sensible forces (red side). We neither perceive these super-sensible
    • to the earth's atmosphere. These are predominantly at work in everything
    • Please notice that in everything I have referred to as having an influence
    • something alive, something that cannot be reduced to abstract principles
    • from other people compared with what they produce from out of
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • In studying the human being, only those elements which can be pictured
    • themselves considered to be integral members of the human organism.
    • not considered to be part and parcel of the organism itself. The
    • Man is pictured as a structure built up from these more or less solid
    • (red) and as a being in whom there is a definite degree of warmth
    • constituents are to be considered as an integral part or member of the
    • acquired unless we are willing to acknowledge this membering into a
    • muscles, and so forth. Into this supporting structure is membered the
    • dream of having endured the heat of an intensely hot stove and then,
    • backward survey of our life the intervals of sleep are ignored. It
    • the white and in the middle the black, which, compared with the white,
    • obscurely. Thus we have already considered three stages of knowledge:
    • anchored; and on the other side there is the life of soul which to
    • incredible hypotheses of how the soul works upon the body. But this is
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • Think of a person whose soul is fired with enthusiasm for a high moral
    • more vigorous activity in the warmth-organism when the soul is fired
    • him through the fact that he can be fired with enthusiasm for moral
    • letting your deeds be fired by moral ideals ... all this goes down
    • ourselves to be inspired by moral ideals, these will carry forth life,
    • world-order. But today it is desired to keep this truth concealed and
    • Entirely false ideas prevail today of how an earlier humanity acquired
    • its astronomical-astrological knowledge. This was acquired through an
    • Today, the sun is pictured as a globe of burning gas which radiates
    • earlier times was known instinctively must now be acquired by
    • these men pictured the sun, we must say: They pictured it first and
    • vested in the hands of groups of men, who, as they declared,
    • considered that such truths were dangerous for the masses and did not
    • the bitter hatred that is leveled against Spiritual Science, against
    • restored to mankind — truths which hitherto have in a certain way
    • instinctive clairvoyance but must now be reacquired by fully conscious
    • desired that the connection of Christ, the spiritual Sun, with the
    • spread abroad. — But Spiritual Science is assuredly a matter of
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • thoughts, they exist merely as pictures. They have not been acquired
    • will-permeated thought with its predisposition to freedom, while on
    • the atoms, which are considered to be firmly fixed realities. And
    • predetermined. Freedom and love are, in reality, comprehensible only
    • appeared in the course of the last few centuries will be able to
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • and meaning that the evolution of the earth has acquired through the fact
    • kind of repetition of what the Egyptian mysteries of Isis revered when they
    • shadow of the sun disappeared into the base of the pyramid at the spring
    • equinox and only reappeared at the autumn equinox. The Egyptians wanted to
    • Many things which appeared in the Egyptian wisdom must be repeated in a
    • stir us powerfully, just as those people were stirred who were true
    • we are prepared to help one another in love, so that a real community of
    • understanding the one who appeared among human beings on the first
    • community is facing a difficult year, that all our forces must be gathered
    • Beginning with such points of view, I have gathered the thoughts which I
    • wished to speak to you. Be assured that they are intended as a warm
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • during the course of the years, we have considered the
    • present among single favoured individuals. We may recognise as such
    • also recognise as such the Three Magi from the East, who are pictured
    • world was fostered in schools, in what may be described as Mystery
    • schools, where the pupils were prepared in a careful, intimate and
    • were considered specially endowed and so accepted in the Mysteries.
    • with a mature soul-condition. I have referred to this particular type
    • poured into mathematical mould, that the pupil of the ancient
    • in the fields, had a special predisposition in this direction. In such
    • priori” experience, when considered in relation to our life on
    • form at the time when the Mystery of Golgotha occurred. But all this
    • the world. We fail to grasp the meaning of the world's redemption, and
    • the forces of nature and heredity.
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • before. And one must admit that the knowledge offered to us in our
    • of ultimate knowledge. To tread this path of knowledge unprepared
    • for which the pupil in the School of Wisdom had to be prepared by
    • survey the course of human evolution, that what men feared in those
    • coming all unprepared to the condition of mind and soul to which we
    • considered a knowledge that lay “beyond the Threshold”;
    • bring man into uncertainty if he were not duly prepared beforehand.
    • How was it that men of olden times feared knowledge which today is the
    • speaking, sense-perception. Red, blue, G, C sharp — these are for us
    • we get red, green, G, C sharp from sense-perception, so did he get the
    • did, fundamentally speaking, was to reduce to calculation the results
    • strenuous efforts required for finding one's way to clear conceptions
    • it was feared that if a man were brought unprepared to the kind of
    • which a highly-developed consciousness of self is required.
    • We see, then, what it was men feared in olden times for the pupil who
    • prepared, he is able to stand upright in the realm which would
    • Nature. And believing that if he did so unprepared, he would sink into
    • utterly unprepared!
    • deeply deplore. Because in the course of evolution we have acquired
    • who shared Haller's attitude towards Nature, labeled such thinkers
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • hatred can assume incredible proportions. The aim of all education and
    • Let it be remembered that nothing in the world is in itself evil or
    • ancient teachings said: Let it not be uttered — for sinful is the
    • in sacred ritual and cult, they revealed to the people the true nature
    • under a pillar erected there by his orders. Thus it transpired that in
    • until it is redeemed spiritually in the West, released from the dark
    • The Sun-Mystery has disappeared into the nether regions of human
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • divine spiritual forces living within him. I also referred to how, in
    • spiritual world of poetry and entered into the prose of life.
    • And the name ‘Beta’ considered with an open mind, turning here to
    • comprehensive sentence would be uttered giving expression to the
    • poured out over the matter-of-factness of life. In speaking today, Man
    • sentences uttered today, represent the mere shreds of that primordial
    • speech, attempts to return to its inspired archetypal element. One
    • the unconscious, red representing the conscious, blue the
    • Man in the days of ancient civilization uttered the name of a God in
    • great mystery of the extent to which Man is an actual pictured
    • uttered the letters of the alphabet. When he expressed the mystery of
    • Considered from this point of view, what was the alphabet? It was what
    • that one consciously mastered as astronomy, as the highest and 7th
    • loss of the primeval word. It must be remembered that the Latin
    • whole cosmos, will the way be cleared for the forces needed for Man's
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • all of us, before we descended to unite with what was prepared for us,
    • own. The stars have faded out, while the structure which has gathered
    • acquires the etheric heart that will now be his. For the gathered
    • created wherein all our doing, all our human activity, is centered. It
    • have a cosmos gathered up into a center; while at the same time, as
    • this etheric entity, then it was gathered up as an essence in the
    • earthly world by the forces of heredity, that is, the forces of the
    • until — at puberty once more — it has entered there in the fullest
    • organism for the forming of karma. For, at death, what is gathered up
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • existence, and they are severed by untruthfulness. The purely
    • warmed and irradiated — god-inspired — thus did the Greek feel in
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • of Golgotha. And we have often considered what it meant to live before the
    • If we look back to ancient times in human history we shall find, scattered
    • various groups of people, living their lives scattered about the earth,
    • from direct experience that what he discovered, when he experienced these
    • considered mere mythology. He could certainly say: ‘The animal before me
    • is a strange thing that this type of consciousness occurred after death in
    • has entered man's life in a counter-stream. It has moved from the life
    • super-sensible stream has entered into our life on earth. This sets up an
    • wisdom, the ‘natural man’. And it was considered that this natural
    • free will. Through such a higher consciousness — imaginative, inspired
    • entered earthly life from the realm of the pre-earthly. You can become man
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • organization of the human being is spiritually prepared during the
    • organization (red), then the etheric organization (blue), and finally
    • healthy. Only when breakdown predominates will destructive processes
    • countered by a healing process that flows from below along the
    • predominating growth forces, grow radiply tall. The the
    • night processes predominate over the day processes. You could say
    • splinter gets stronger and predominates over the blood activity. Then
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    • medicaments, of a remedy, if one has not acquired an understanding for
    • is illness? This question cannot be answered out of contemporary
    • approaching the human being? The predominant practice is not to look at
    • of the liver, out of the big toe, or the like. Everything is finally reduced
    • What must provide the basis there I actually dared to express only a few
    • With antimony prepared in a proper way into a remedy we support that
    • prepared in the right way from quartz, or silica and administered in the
    • remedies prepared from plants, one must also look especially into those
    • themselves can be prepared. We have such clinical institutes as well as
    • has a certain number of patients, then she or he is required to have
    • excessive activity of memory, or artificially nurtured activity of memory,
    • can be discovered out of true anthroposophical knowledge of man. It
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • also be remembered that certain premises were taken for granted when
    • required here, namely none other than those that have been known since
    • forsaken during sleep by the human Ego have to be cared for in the
    • and you will very likely find: ‘I entered on the path leading to this
    • only with heredity — heredity through father, mother and so on — the
    • through Saturn, physical heredity through the Moon: these in their
    • very little part of man. It tells a lot about the forces of heredity,
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    • able to add to the other festivals of the year a rightly ordered Michael
    • especially stirred to activity within us when we turn our gaze upon all that
    • — this I have endeavoured to make clear to you in the lectures of the
    • being who was present in Elijah appeared again at the very most important
    • moment of human evolution, appeared again so that Christ Jesus Himself could
    • the being of Elijah appeared again in Lazarus-John — who are in truth one
    • mankind, with whose wisdom Raphael, as Elijah, had been deeply inspired. He
    • this soul to be poured out into colour and line for all mankind.
    • Ye are predestined by Thought Divine.
    • Bearing mankind aloft — the sacred Will of Worlds.
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • gathered of the intercourse of the Christ who had passed through
    • foreboding of something very special, that entered the evolution of
    • which the Christ appeared to him through the event at Damascus. This
    • could not grasp that the old prophecies referred to a Being who had
    • considered to be their own particular wisdom. This wisdom at first
    • this body. They considered this an advance in the life of the spirit
    • and of the soul. Birth and death appeared to them as a metamorphosis,
    • in its progressive evolution and considered life on earth as an
    • their spirit-soul life was not ensnared by death. They saw human life
    • philosophical or scientific way, but it entered the soul as a
    • learnt to know death, here on earth, and conquered death. If one
    • predominant sway of materialism Ahriman could cherish new hopes for
    • rendered the whole earth intellectual from within and material from
    • element had entered into it.
    • thinking, we are not really alive, that our life is poured into the
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    • interpretations of his plays, and a number of writers considered that
    • they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and they established the
    • upon a notebook discovered in a London library with single passages in
    • essence of the human being, appeared in the foreground. This was the
    • as offered by Shakespeare. Shakespeare's chief aim was to set forth
    • that in spite of his good education he was not encumbered with
    • expressive power, their purity and naturalness were moreover impaired
    • certain of his plays troubled experiences which embittered him. But in
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    • since he was rediscovered in the middle of the eighteenth
    • the thoughts which they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and
    • based upon a notebook discovered in a London library with single
    • there, not read them at home. Prints which appeared at that time
    • not the individual human personality, appeared in the foreground.
    • as offered by Shakespeare. Shakespeare's chief aim was to
    • education he was not encumbered with higher academic study, gave
    • were moreover impaired by a certain artificial note which was the
    • certain of his later plays troubled experiences which embittered
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    • was a Persian. She had once redeemed a slave named Manes and he was
    • redeemed, but not through punishment. The conception underlying this
    • have men matured to the stage where they have, as brothers, human
    • in order that through itself the Darkness may be redeemed, in order
    • surrendered its Life to the Form. (The old offices of the state were
    • poured into the old Form. What was formerly Life, later becomes Form
    • be prepared. A number of human beings must be formed into an
    • which appeared like a meteor. They gave themselves this name, Cathari,
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    • An address delivered to the First Annual Congress of the Federation
    • emancipate himself from all sense-perception?” He considered this
    • than was always required of their disciples, by those who aspired to
    • The Gnostics desired something similar. They said, “Gnosis is
    • considered. This will certainly mean, for many, a giddy height of
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • than that by reducing to mathematical formulae all natural
    • only after I have reduced it to mathematical formulae. To express by
    • higher planes knowledge can be acquired only when it is fashioned
    • sensible. The “finite” is mathematically referred back to
    • truths are acquired by super-sensible means, they can always be
    • therefore, constitutes the most easily mastered preliminary training
    • bound and fettered by a purely mathematical method of treatment.
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    • things can be understood if they are thought over and pondered time
    • different from those of the life that can be pictured with the help of
    • actions are performed by us. (Spiritually considered, of course, the
    • because it can be compared with what the dead has in his environment,
    • may be compared with the animal nature in this sense. The dead,
    • and the other towards the South. It would be considered pure nonsense
    • after all, being inspired into us from the spiritual environment. We
    • questions may well be asked but they cannot be answered if we have
    • also be considered in connection with man's intercourse with the
    • intercourse with the spiritual world, and they preferred in this
    • disappeared; it is still there. In the spiritual world it is so in
    • having prepared it, say, at noon, it passes over to the dead when you
    • inspired into us by the dead or by Beings of the higher Hierarchies,
    • considered in another connection.
    • of the individual is remembered. The Protestant service, with the
    • considered from different angles. If we succeed in becoming conscious
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • basic knowledge required for an understanding of the mystery of
    • impairments, he discovered that they had had an injury in the third
    • speak or in a fully grown adult are artfully structured.
    • the artfully structured left portion of the brain we can see in
    • left cerebral convolution is structured in an artful way.
    • is structured by the combined effect of the breathing, which is
    • in others), our brain is actually structured through the combined
    • the way it was in the young child, that is, unstructured. I could
    • person, the right convolution of the brain was structured in the same
    • right-handed, the left convolution of the brain is structured; when
    • he is left-handed, the right convolution is structured. What is the
    • like mush, is now a lot more structured. In contrast, we use the left
    • convolution is structured. When I teach writing, I use my right hand.
    • side to the right and then gradually reduce them on the right. What
    • it, it looks reddish-grey because it contains so many blood
    • left cerebral convolution is structured accordingly? What takes
    • be considered in the same way we look at clocks to check the time. We
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • we have cured ourselves of the trivial attitude which is taken by
    • men, of cowards, of hot-tempered people, of sleepyheads. In a way
    • out in cosmic space as compared with the orbiting planets, which make
    • a way that they cannot be endured; that they are used by this earthly
    • life-organs, are now poured into the sense-organs. The eye not only
    • sees the colour red; it feels sympathy or antipathy for the colour.
    • life-processes, too, then have to be altered. They acquire more
    • all the life-processes then work together, but that, having entered
    • ordinary life. Because these things are not considered in their
    • considered.
    • colours, the red or blue or violet; he really tastes the colours, not
    • that can be asked and answered. There is no time today for a complete
    • occurred. Those who were in the secret had drawn up a protocol which
    • realise how much is required in order to set forth correctly a series
    • compared with the Greek Imagination of Aphrodite, Aphrogenea, the
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • Luther, Frederick the Great, Goethe and Bismarck. Grimm says that if a
    • influence, as we have often had to emphasise, and Frederick the Great
    • was stirred by his dealings with Schiller. They led Goethe to express
    • Hence Goethe was stirred to write his
    • general is considered. What Schiller expected to come about through
    • acquired.
    • whole is cared for by the highest Hierarchies. And behind the
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • gathered from my lectures, as well as from my book,
    • that goes on in the objective world may be compared with the setting
    • befalls a human being is referred to the intervention of elemental
    • The bride she lifted the cloth so red
    • lectured on education, I have always given emphasis to an important
    • to be referred to earlier experiences. Whatever concerns our feelings
    • spiritual science has entered the field and speaks of the Christ Event
    • That is the very thing required of us in the present Michael Age. It
    • People are not prepared to admit this. They will not admit that in
    • human evolution changes occur as momentous as that which occurred, for
    • far-reaching change that has occurred in Man's life of soul. For a
    • long time now, indeed for hundreds of years, mankind has set no value
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • the red glow of evening. The Greeks felt that the world of ideas came
    • fettered man to the Earth. He has eyes only for earthly things,
    • incandescent gas, and this picture is then transferred to the Sun in
    • which the astral body is membered into the whole human organism. The
    • corresponds approximately to half the time required by Mars to
    • predestine him to be a thinker in the earthly life upon which he is
    • realise that the forces of heredity described by modern science are
    • transmitted by heredity and so build up a heart, a liver and the other
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    • understood under the general title of heredity; but in so doing we do
    • to those Mysteries which are only to be discovered in the
    • uttered as it were by the Hierarchies, the judges of your deeds, whose
    • in which the consonants predominate, human beings can far less be
    • their deeds, than in those languages where vowels predominate. For the
    • how we have in the middle man something that is ordered as it were in
    • adapt to the earthly forces of gravity what we acquired in the
    • being-poured-out into the world of the Hierarchies. We have, as we
    • gesture. If we merely registered the spatial forms by some kind of
    • whose life of feeling would not be stirred by this, who would not feel
    • come to it by inner activity. Ordinary learning is acquired in certain
    • acquired by ‘swotting’. Acquired thus, it is incorporated in
    • native talent and predisposition of your life, as I described it in my
    • be acquired with inner activity. We ourselves in our inner life must
    • disappeared. It is for the same reason that the memory in the etheric
    • have disappeared, just as the panorama of our life disappears three
    • predisposition to a religious nature could not work on into an earthly
    • women. For the moral qualities must be acquired by the inner
    • feeling of inner freedom. They have now entered once more upon the
    • acquire it here on Earth. As the physical eye must be acquired in the
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    • mirrored there in the souls of these young people goes over into the
    • really hasn't answered us at all. We can't get a satisfying answer out
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    • fetch the stones from a quarry and hew them into the shapes required by the
    • forces contained in the atom will soon be discovered and then nothing will
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • soul content may be clothed in 10, 20 or a hundred different
    • the cosmic formative forces if we have first acquired
    • ourselves in earlier incarnations — entered very often
    • into this sleep their Angel appeared and raised them out of it
    • for instance, with regard to Charlemagne and Frederick
    • physical world was concerned Frederick Barbarossa was drowned,
    • entered a different destiny, a destiny which I will describe in
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    • what is discovered by super-sensible vision about the real being of
    • had stored up forces for an activity that develops only after sleep
    • moment, one would draw of course lines, or coloured forms. But to
    • describe the substance of these lines or coloured forms one could only
    • say something evil, something filled with hatred, this work of the
    • Second Hierarchy is violently dislocated. And it must be restored
    • (who have been rendered abstract as Monads and then have disappeared
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    • development. It is not to be wondered at that this Gnostic conception
    • renounce the real Christ Idea, and endeavoured to confine attention
    • incredulous of all that was said to have lived as Divine Substance in
    • supposed to have occurred at the beginning of the Christian era, have
    • biblical and other documents relating to Christianity, has discovered
    • discovered that Jesus of Nazareth must be spoken of as a God! Yet
    • entered history as a mere ‘idea,’ as an impulse created
    • development of the soul only entered into human evolution at a
    • rendered capable of existing for a certain length of time in a
    • could only be attained by men who had prepared themselves for
    • Temples hundreds and hundreds of times, and of which legends, myths
    • of a spiritual event such as this, can we understand what entered
    • although indeed present in man, had not entered directly into human
    • Spiritual Science must view the mighty stimulus that entered into
    • how, through the Mystery of Golgotha, divine forces entered into
    • prepared through the ancient Hebrew culture that which later should
    • in the individual, and is discovered by the individual when in the
    • Christ Jesus was reduced to the mere life of Jesus of Nazareth, and
    • [Delivered
    • been ignored. My works
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    • uttered at random; they were indications of a deep and profound theory
    • Mysteries, for the deepest and most sacred experiences to be expressed
    • must be used for the redemption of the other. If there were no such
    • on Atlantis appeared in a magazine entitled Kosmos, issued
    • their forefathers lived away yonder in the West and wandered towards
    • This wisdom was mirrored in the ancient clairvoyant faculties of man,
    • not be compared with the human head. The flower, with its male and
    • head.’ Darwin himself once rightly compared the root of the plant with
    • sense, like a plant. He has acquired the consciousness that is his
    • sublimated to feeling, the figure who having suffered for others,
    • (religion, science, art) converge into one another and he desired to
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • acquired by reason, as we find it in Scholasticism. Knowledge through
    • considered to be beyond the scope of man's ordinary powers of
    • stream of Scholasticism acknowledged that this knowledge acquired by
    • knowledge acquired by reason and knowledge through revelation (in the
    • the end of the fourth century A.D. I have often referred to one aspect
    • of this change by saying that the Mystery of Golgotha occurred in an
    • from medieval tradition a hatred of all that lived in personalities
    • Brentano had allowed himself to be influenced by this hatred and
    • — but these concepts poured down as it were from the world of
    • is not enough merely to observe this phenomenon, for three hundred and
    • would be three hundred and sixty days in a year. But there are, in
    • hundred and sixty. The five remaining days in the cosmic year which
    • are abandoned, as it were, by the three hundred and sixty heavenly
    • above the three hundred and sixty-five days, there are still a few
    • hundred and sixty heavenly Powers are connected with the
    • three hundred and sixty heavenly Powers. Just as to-day man is said to
    • Iamblichus. He said: There are three hundred and sixty heavenly
    • in all, four hundred and seventy-four Divine Beings of different
    • hundred and seventy-four Gods include all the Gods of all the
    • or maybe seventeen Gods from the four hundred and seventy-four,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • The forces of humanity had been stirred up from year to year.
    • forces has been stirred up and has been driven to the surface; the
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • delivered at MUNICH on the 20th of March, 1916.
    • has acquired these forms only during the Earth. epoch. But think of
    • be considered in connection with the bodily form. But if you compare
    • But all this must be prepared; it must be interwoven with the
    • knowledge which is acquired through external science were to be
    • considered from a particular standpoint ... from the standpoint that
    • discover that the other organs depend very strongly upon hereditary
    • it, contains very little indeed of what is required for the forming
    • at Ulm and was not even offered a chair at the university of
    • men treated him, and he would also have uttered the words which may
    • I am quoting these words purposely; they were uttered in 1889, the
    • course, some kind of education must be offered to man. Modern
    • recently discovered a proof that may be advanced externally. It
    • old inheritance that entered human evolution with the ancient
    • science still continues to be active. But in less than a hundred, in
    • kind of thought shall have disappeared; it shall have disappeared
    • have before us an extremely chaotic mind, rendered chaotic through
    • Things. We may then come to the following result: If we have acquired
    • why the brother in whom the etheric body predominates and the one in
    • whom the astral body predominates, must be the sons of a mother
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • sacred buildings and give birth to new forms as the evolution of
    • themselves in the forms of sacred buildings and give birth to new
    • reason why the responsibility of those who shared in the
    • Buildings erected to enshrine what men have held most sacred have
    • original form can only be dimly pictured or reconstructed from the
    • now turn to the temples, the pyramids or other sacred monuments of
    • sacred Mystery — the Mystery of the God. The pyramids,
    • originally over a grave, indeed over the Grave of the Redeemer,
    • wonderful impression is that the multi-coloured windows provide such
    • coloured windows of a Gothic cathedral among the tiny specks of dust?
    • frontages and facades covered with strange figures of winged animals
    • differ from all its predecessors. We now come back to what was said
    • young Prince Diocletian, how the Emperor desired to hang his son on
    • impart to him. He has, for instance, himself discovered a certain
    • Post-Atlantean epoch, when the intellect predominates everything. In
    • acquired from these Seven. And so we could continue, giving an
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    • which had been of great importance in earlier times, now glimmered
    • away and gradually disappeared. The aim of the Manu of the Fifth Root
    • memory through heredity.
    • the corpses. The system of hereditary transmission which attaches the
    • Medes and Bactrians. Here labored the first Initiates of Zarathustra,
    • were no Lemurians. It was the Atlanteans who had prepared for the
    • ancestor cult. There were sacred trees and, sacred caves. Cult was
    • of Dodona, for example, and others. The physical place becomes sacred.
    • Hyperborean strain in it, it could not hold its own and petered out in
    • penetrates into what had been prepared by the first two. Indications
    • bringing together everything that had originally been poured into this
    • In Rome, therefore, something was being prepared which the Spiritual
    • entered into what had thus been prepared. The revelation of the real
    • only been prepared for. The highest Initiates had actually seen it.
    • The others had prepared for it. This was “the darkness into which
    • the physical plane. Therefore He uttered His wisdom through the form
    • mastered the explanation of the phenomena of the physical plane, where
    • understanding what now appeared on the physical plane. When the new
    • framework for the Christians was already prepared and was the
    • carefully prepared. The Fifth Subrace was at this time still in the
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    • A lecture delivered in Manchester College Chapel,
    • A lecture delivered in Manchester College Chapel,
    • or less uncultured in their souls, — perceived in themselves
    • soul from yonder spiritual World, I entered the dwelling of a human
    • compared to the World from which I am descended — I am sick and
    • those sacred places which were institutions of Art and Science and of
    • the sacred religious Rites at the same time, and when at length they
    • Father God alone and unimpaired, he could never have attained the
    • appeared as sickness. All humanity was suffering as it were the
    • liberation and redemption, unto a new knowledge of the Eternal within
    • pre-earthly life which they afterwards remembered when on Earth.
    • called Christ appeared to the initiates as One who had lost His
    • primæval humanity remembered in their earthly life — whom we
    • Freedom. He, whom man on Earth had forgotten, appeared again in a new
    • those who were nearest to Him after His Death, when He appeared to
    • known, how human beings had once upon a time remembered Him, because
    • referred to them in my other course of lectures in this College.
    • not uttered out of any sentimental feeling: on the contrary, it
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on April 13th, 1923. Authorized
    • (lightning) is uttered, something of the same experience he has
    • symbol. The man of olden time entered with heart and soul into the
    • that is, an atmosphere is prepared around the Earth within which can
    • depended upon Intuition, the Archangels surrendered themselves to the
    • out of Inspiration. They are not now completely surrendered to the
    • are uttered by the speech organs and articulated into the word.
    • words categories of thought. It would never have occurred to the
    • something that is inspired into man, still felt the presence
    • through death. When those great sentences were uttered: “In the
    • men beheld Him through the Word. The Word had entered into
    • civilisation, a culture and a civilisation fired by what I recently
    • filled with it. The leaves have withered and are falling from the
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • occurred after the passage of an earlier phase of the evolutionary
    • required than for an understanding of the events described in the Old
    • referred to as naturally as we refer to-day to man's connection
    • endeavoured to evolve their concepts and ideas of the super-sensible
    • rendered inestimable service to the progress of civilisation. The
    • mathematics and its kindred sciences, all of which are the legacy of
    • was incapable of piercing this wall and though men hankered after the
    • became their home and there they entered upon their later phase of
    • to evolve in the souls of the men of Europe. So long as they adhered
    • possessed of a high order of intelligence. They are the mirrored
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    • A lecture delivered in Zurich, on December 3rd, 1916.
    • is some kind of irregularity in what I have here compared to a
    • or ether-beings who accompany us. Their forces are ordered or
    • receptive, when he has acquired the elemental or Imaginative power of
    • us. This hatred must first be overcome by him; it is like a sword, a
    • jagged sword, a spear that is shivered constantly against him.
    • that arose in outer life might often be referred, it is true, to
    • complete Platonic year, the cosmic year. Man's life is numbered
    • therefore, in the very deepest sense the world is ordered according
    • physical world, although the faculties which are only to be acquired
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    • thought concerning the world, what entered their vision of the world
    • foundations of the human soul. The Egyptians desired in this way to
    • today: after the institution of Osiris had existed for hundreds of
    • worship all the more fostered.[See Egyptian Myths and Mysteries.]
    • North a hundred years after the founding of Christianity, and he
    • uttered so much nonsense about Egyptian conceptions as Woodrow Wilson
    • with this, we have considered an important feature of Greek
    • an ancient ruler; but I said: that which they pictured as Zeus they
    • had lived in the body to which the Zeus-concept was referred. But the
    • disappeared: the beings who can still have real Imaginations, these
    • is the essence of what the Greeks pictured to themselves concerning
    • must have ordinary objective thinking. But the Gods have not ventured
    • relation to the world was ordered by the fact that they had an
    • Prometheus myth, the Greek already desired to find some kind of
    • me remind you that you know how a few hundred years ago the human
    • younger process which has also entered deep down into human nature
    • in a different way from how I am now. This relation has altered.
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    • people remembered that it had been so earlier. They said — and
    • Imaginations was the age when Osiris wandered upon Earth. They meant
    • World-Saviour) so too have those whose thoughts centred on the Osiris
    • point is to show when Imaginative clairvoyance disappeared from earth
    • know, that when Isis discovered that her spouse, Osiris, had been
    • considered sacred. And how actually was the picture-script brought
    • Imaginations, the ancient picture-script disappeared and there arose
    • puberty entered — not only for the voice, but the life of
    • then after puberty pictured or felt it inwardly. How do you perceive
    • puberty. Afterwards he had the feeling that they had entered into
    • him, and the changes occurred of which we have spoken. For the child
    • man, the matured man, the air was certainly still there, but he knew
    • understood, is profound truth, needs hardly to be altered at all
    • speak of ‘nations’, when one pictured ‘Nations’
    • knew therefore that only then had the true human being entered in.
    • time, of which echoes still lingered, to the age of abstractions. We
    • have entered the age of Pisces. A special characteristic of this age
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    • Old Testament doctrine the Gods who were revered were at the same
    • already referred to it yesterday. We have often related that we are
    • perceptions which from the primeval sacred language which men used to
    • taught in Egypt. During his absence upon journeys, as he conferred on
    • discovered it then in Byblos in Phoenicia and brought it back to
    • in gazing at the mysteries of Isis, one remembered the other
    • when these words worked upon him the Egyptian remembered at the same
    • wandered upon earth. The laity looked at it as legendary. In the
    • spiritual seclusion was erected a Building which was considered to be
    • they already were what they appeared to be. And behind the figures
    • then again and again. And the sleeping Isis considered this visitor
    • considered the visitor whom she looked on as her benefactor, to be
    • carried her offspring into the world and the world had dismembered it
    • to know of this, he gathered together the fourteen pieces, and with
    • paper — covered with all sorts of writings of a profoundly
    • Eulenspiegel, after he had wandered through the world with all sorts
    • these have naturally discovered — they have discovered various
    • scholars have naturally also discovered that there never was a Till
    • in ancient times, when human beings entered on the age of maturity,
    • centre. For the idea of heredity plays far the greatest role in the
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    • of heredity that prevails almost exclusively — whether in
    • the sense of Plato, really only considered a man to be a partaker of
    • the Gospel that Christ-Jesus went into the Temple and flattered the
    • facts, must be censured if the age is to progress. The sentimentality
    • other hand, however, it may also be said that compared with the
    • immense significance occurred with the entry of this fifth
    • sign of Cancer. Thus we can say: when the sun entered the sign
    • Then the sun entered
    • this was the age when the sun at the Vernal Equinox entered Taurus,
    • Greco-Latin time, the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. The sun entered
    • gives man aggressive forces, particularly offered support to all that
    • could long since have been sundered from his shoulders. For in
    • only be desired by un-Russian crafty comrades like Lenin with foreign
    • particular stories, my dear friends, and could relate hundreds and
    • hundreds of similar ones! But it is very important to look at
    • discovered a new principle. He was indeed really incarcerated in a
    • lunatic asylum! The great credit due to Julius Robert Mayer has gone
    • Julius Robert Mayer discovered it’. No one re-reads, but each
    • considered which lies near our subject — Dr. Schmiedel has
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    • externally considered — we shall see immediately how matters
    • condemned to carry right through life the development they acquired
    • reduce this age as much as possible, since people think that they
    • what is changing in a definite age. Every age is assuredly an age of
    • fact — I could take a hundred others — but I will link on
    • draw on hundreds from every part of Europe. In the first half of the
    • what the development of the time required, and how these requirements
    • must really be considered from a different standpoint from the one
    • truly delivered with great power, he put the Bible text: ‘I
    • 19th Century, compared with which the materialism known by Friedrich
    • calamity into which it has entered, and which works so
    • its forces can only be discovered if one looks into the spiritual. It
    • happen today can only be discovered and, above all, rightly judged,
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    • You have assuredly all
    • coming about of a human head. But now, if through heredity,
    • Greeks had their Mysteries. The Greeks revered in the Mysteries other
    • If he relates it to me, he gives me something which must be a sacred
    • prepared materialism, and that these religious impulses could not
    • heart-science the science it has acquired up to the present, and so
    • hatred. There was a Czardom, and the Czardom behaved as it did, so
    • in the first place to serve as the point on which the hatred
    • concentrated; for a wave of hatred was prepared, as may now even be
    • powerful feelings of hatred. It will no longer be possible to
    • Wilson.] revered through political idolatry. Schoolmastering,
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    • heredity from one's ancestors. I have said repeatedly that everyone
    • heredity, from father, mother, grandparents, etc. but forces from the
    • hereditary transmission from the generations of ancestors.
    • the case of a woman who was quite small, he discovered that she
    • as bluish, the left side as yellowish-red. This can all be read today
    • element through which we are connected with the hereditary
    • heredity, however, and that the part of man which excludes the head
    • has discovered the aura, the fact that the head is only influenced
    • through heredity by being added to the rest of the organism. That man
    • organism — this will be discovered even by natural science. But
    • looked on that as an interesting fact, and then I discovered that the
    • alive in hundreds and hundreds of vivid narrations and parables and
    • considered all the more since it is connected with what I have called
    • patience is required than for head-life. Head-life ... well, you see,
    • Class, for only then does the knowledge that entered this poor head
    • acquired he must at least make special reference to the fact, so that
    • furthered. A direct way of thinking — but one perhaps that has
    • one for the present day — where is one to begin, not to reduce
    • feared that we may get a Devil's peace, which will only produce more
    • What could enter into him out of the universe, really entered right in. So
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    • of these works who has not acquired — through the School itself
    • A lecture delivered in Bern December 14, 1920
    • detaches itself in a certain way only to be gathered up into the
    • impulses; and with the form it has acquired as the result of these
    • thus referred to our former earth lives.
    • he gradually acquired the possibility of following the process that
    • transmitted down through external heredity, and come to the
    • people who were conquered and exterminated after the discovery of
    • feeling-life of these people, these souls were predestined to go
    • between them and the destiny they suffered in being exterminated was
    • life is not understood rightly if it is considered only one-sidedly
    • Christianity once we have discovered that these souls for the most
    • through heredity. Thus what is given to him through heredity, through
    • can see, merges with the external elements of heredity and education
    • were predestined through the entire configuration of their souls,
    • today a special predilection for an external view of life. Thus the
    • predilection for the spiritual world, but this has now become
    • angles this illness of intellectualism, which has appeared in the
    • already quite abstract form, which has of course appeared gradually
    • by means of physical heredity or what is handed down to them through
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    • period which cannot, in later life, be remembered by ordinary
    • remembered in later life. When we speak of all that is experienced by
    • man's life on Earth? Three things must be considered if we are
    • features that are ignored in the usual one-sided conception of the
    • The second faculty, that of speaking, is also acquired by
    • even hatred were harboured. No more than an approach was made to the
    • woven out of feelings of hatred for our fellowmen. Love and hatred —
    • the present earthly life must not be considered as breaking the
    • occurred because of an earlier weakness, it is to be welcomed, for it
    • would befall us that we desired for ourselves — but in the
    • unless the unhoped-for, the undesired came upon us. But if the right
    • conferred upon us from our periods of sleep. But when as physical
    • it is necessary for the still higher Beings referred to in the book
    • entered into a true relationship with the Dynamis. These Beings then
    • suitably directed and ordered if the will is not to present
    • worlds where freedom is not to be acquired. Freedom is acquired
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    • scholarship acquired in every kind of educational institution from
    • Everything was different in an age when it would have been considered
    • hypotheses, these hypotheses are an image of what we have measured,
    • from what we have measured, counted and weighed.
    • When Schiller had conquered his former dislike of Goethe and had
    • the intellect; the phenomena of the world are measured, numbered and
    • they, as a rule, are not considered from this point of view. In still
    • share when we are merely listening to a word that is uttered. For
    • listen to the words uttered by another human being, we can form an
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    • will realise that one brief lecture is foredoomed to be both
    • mystical experience he has discovered a spark of the Divine within
    • development and ordinary education. With what has thus been acquired,
    • year to year, we have acquired greater and greater capacities.
    • To what is here discovered as an active, super-sensible reality in the
    • member which works at the forming of the earthly body, is discovered
    • Inspired Knowledge.
    • speak of ‘Inspired Knowledge’ because just as the air
    • Equipped with this Inspired Knowledge, the spiritual investigator is
    • constitution of soul; having once acquired the faculty of emptying
    • existence as men of Earth can be inspired again and again,
    • a new world discovered. The world of sense is no longer immediately
    • reality is discovered, that higher reality which permeates and works
    • man which is thus discovered and which permeates the body of
    • core of man’s being is discovered.
    • Death — a world that is discovered as a reality, not through
    • the inner life, the world of external experiences is conjured up
    • demands specialised and difficult work. But what is acquired inwardly
    • When, having acquired Knowledge through Inspiration, a man is able to
    • yet restored to his keeping. Such a man will not say with those who
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    • A lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 5th of
    • Lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 5th of
    • alludes to it whenever he speaks of his predecessors, but he can no
    • followed the first four hundred years after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • traditionally from a Christian direction and had gradually acquired
    • altogether disappeared, particularly in regard to their inner
    • have acquired an entirely indistinct character, whereas for the
    • accept what was offered in these dogmas, they were to accept it as a
    • dogmas. The highest truths required by the human beings were sought
    • things were altogether considered as forming part —
    • penetrate into the modern development of science, and it occurred at
    • intellectual forces, this would have been considered a sin. Such an
    • gradually disappeared completely, and what lies before us in the
    • doctrine which had been well prepared in advance, the doctrine of the
    • of the senses offered to them. Fundamentally speaking, just about the
    • as yet exist, for Darwin's first epoch-making book only appeared in
    • Darwin's “Origin of the Species” appeared at that
    • economic book of Carl Marx also appeared in that year. This fourth
    • facts which were discovered at that time in regard to the external
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    • A lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 6th of
    • Lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 6th of
    • world-conception cannot be considered as if it had merely been the
    • were prepared in the fifteenth century and they reached a certain
    • What occurred there, and what had such an extraordinarily deep
    • influence upon the general culture of humanity, may be considered
    • peculiar phenomenon then appeared in the history of civilisation;
    • call it, Haeckelism. The whole problem may be considered, as it were,
    • from Haeckel. Essentially, he had already declared what he could
    • Haeckel had investigated in his special sphere: Haeckel had prepared
    • has appeared in the world-historical events, and this is now
    • delivered at the Hague, [“What is the Significance of an Occult
    • human being is not only considered from the standpoint of a certain
    • moment, for instance, on the 13th of May, but where he is considered
    • early twentieth century. At that time it was considered as
    • which forms part of materialism has furthered human development in
    • be considered again and again; for, as already stated, no matter how
    • straggler along the path of ancient wisdom, has declared that
    • was also the healer of what is generally considered as normal,
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    • A lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Elberfeld on the 13th of
    • Lecture by Dr. RUDOLF STEINER, delivered at Elberfeld on
    • comparatively short time the etheric body becomes severed from the
    • members of his spiritual nature which can only be acquired in the
    • becomes severed from the human individuality and goes its own
    • to enable it to provide the life-forces required by a human being
    • this furniture van had appeared in a part where perhaps no
    • help of other people, it appeared that the little boy, Theodor Faiss,
    • circumstances that were so extraordinary (other things too occurred
    • this situation should arise, it ordered that these events should
    • body of a child of seven severed itself from the child's
    • kind that its life-forces nurtured that boy's physical existence for
    • are slandered, how people look upon them as something insane,
    • inspired by them, so that there is a difference.
    • science is something tremendously great and sacred. The new
    • spirit which can be acquired through spiritual science thus becomes
    • something that may be compared with the mood of prayer and it may be
    • Ahriman fettered by the gold of the earth.
    • induces the other beings to condemn or to redeem themselves,
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    • Giordano Bruno gives us a blurred picture of man as he lives on earth
    • to abstract ideas which have no real content. Jacob Boehme gathered
    • the like, are really crystallisations which have been shattered. Out
    • ancient knowledge which disappeared in the course of time.
    • abstract concepts would have appeared to the thinkers of old. They
    • inner clairvoyance but by means of new clairvoyant faculties acquired
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    • Greek culture, so much admired by posterity, came into being out
    • fundamental material of culture. The life of humanity thus entered
    • heredity, but particularly through the fact that we ourselves
    • difficult and is rendered still more difficult through the fact that
    • their own body. For example, the really cultured Greek looked up to
    • thinking. And when a particularly cultured Greek ate, he indeed
    • considered his food, in which he took in something that he did not
    • 15th century, we have acquired in an abstract-theoretical way a
    • not stand visibly before us, because we have conquered thinking for
    • of the time in which the Mystery of Golgotha occurred? — The
    • Mystery of Golgotha appeared. Something of that instinctive, ancient
    • evident when the apostle Paul entered the evolution of the times, the
    • already entered a later phase of development. Particularly the
    • cultured Greeks and the cultured Romans had concepts that were
    • was considered as dangerous to speak of the spirit and to draw
    • that has been declared to be the devil for a long, long time, within
    • uttered so thoughtlessly, lives in the depths of our being. Whenever
    • a super-earthly Being shared with us the experience of death, thus
    • the debit and credit sides of destiny and strike the balance, I
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    • this lecture was delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 18th of
    • this lecture was delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 18th of
    • endeavours of the Ahrimanic Powers is to keep humanity fettered too
    • that is discovered by an Initiate, and can be communicated, is
    • never uttered about the events of the last four or five years,
    • founded. He also referred to articles in a Roman Catholic periodical,
    • But it must be remembered that to have experiences in sensible
    • can be known, for it need only be remembered that it is the striving
    • still far too common. Because people are tired of the old in its
    • If it is desired to approach the super-sensible world in the right
    • orientation given us here on earth by the culture that is smothered
    • feelings and impulses of will, is mirrored by the body. Behind this
    • ego-image is the body, and man calls these mirrored images his soul;
    • and Doctor of Philosophy are still conferred. But this is no more
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, Switzerland, on December 30th, 1922.
    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, Switzerland, on December 30th, 1922.
    • inmost impulses of the will surrendered themselves in reverent
    • devotion to this divine-spiritual principle. And the sacred acts and
    • receives with a really devoted Christian heart the theology offered
    • discovered by spiritual researchers can be understood by such persons
    • — and be colored by them to such an extent that Anthroposophy
    • also gave the contents of the ceremonial and ritual required by this
    • is earnestly desired by me. In order that no misunderstanding should
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    • A lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Leipzig on the 22nd of
    • delivered
    • gradually be acquired by speaking of things repeatedly and throwing
    • is of such a kind that everything that occurred during our earthly
    • all this inwardly. In this manner, we shared the experiences of the
    • while we experience these things, we grow tired, we get used up. This
    • is constantly the case: we grow tired. Although our weariness is
    • we also grow tired in a wider sense. When we grow older, we know that
    • strength, we grow tired, during our life on earth.
    • on earth we get tired and wear out our strength, gives us something
    • grasp the idea that we get tired, in a wider sense than the usual
    • just now. In growing more and more tired, during the course of our
    • process of getting tired breaks through. We have the possibility of
    • grows tired, yet this weariness means that a knowledge of the heart's
    • built from out the universe. Our stomach gets tired — most of
    • occurs, our physical, hereditary stream is being prepared generations
    • true connection with all the souls that we encountered during
    • be acquired, which disappeared in the midst of an existence connected
    • have often considered this matter — but let me mention it again
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    • A lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 9th of
    • modern man, is, as it were, covered by his ordinary consciousness, we
    • separately and felt that the sentient soul was inspired by
    • of nation, predisposed from the very outset to experience within the
    • take up what comes towards it, it must first be prepared for this. We
    • must be prepared in an extraordinarily complicated manner, as it
    • soul is structured and guided from out the cosmos.
    • simply structured in a different way than the one to which we are
    • The European nations revered
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    • A lecture delivered at Stuttgart, on February 13th, 1922.
    • A lecture delivered at Stuttgart, on February 13th, 1922.
    • which, when considered factually and not critically, might even be
    • kind of learning that the world he wants to escape from has acquired
    • were people predisposed to the reversal of their wills, to the living
    • perfectly well be a university don without having entered the
    • office manager, who did what he had to do in that capacity. He poured
    • thus exerted one's humanness. Many an undertaking has suffered
    • Fall he suffered. In better days he at least tried to overcome error.
    • are anthroposophical facts discovered?” or “What is this
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach,
    • we encounter this man again after five days. The etheric light-body, stirred
    • to repeat these movements if stirred to do so. Five days later these two men
    • meet again. They perceive each other, the one whose light-body is stirred to
    • ether. The inner light-ether is then no longer stirred by impacts on the
    • her the inner experience: ‘Thus has my etheric body always been stirred
    • lingered among His most intimate disciples.
    • explained to you, disappeared about the time in which the Mystery of Golgotha
    • that their vision might not be obscured and darkened, and that they might see
    • me my light. Take theirs rather than mine. They have desired to take away all
    • on all that can only be reached by a soul that has first prepared itself with
    • illusion, that those who have already covered all true effort after knowledge
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • the day. The questions that cannot be answered out of sense
    • experience mount up, and, being unanswered, remain problems that have
    • welfare. We could enumerate hundreds of such life problems that are
    • as we say, slipped your memory. You may then have wondered why such a
    • Some people even say that heredity is due to a kind of unconscious
    • minor significance compared with the fact that a particular seed will
    • “forgotten”, has by no means disappeared from your whole
    • would be impaired. Nothing must be allowed to remain that cannot be
    • enjoyed and desired in life. And the breaking of habit is really
    • remembering. The happenings of the world have not disappeared, of
    • something useful is answered by spiritual science. And we see, too,
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • of whether they can be cured or not, and then they will apply to the
    • care about whether they can be cured or not. But they do not care
    • credit to this or that method, merely criticising what is trimmed
    • but it is sure to be considered sheer folly and madness, and yet it
    • hereditary, and these are the illnesses that can only be understood
    • hereditary ones, is to consider their whole surroundings, in so far
    • nothing to do with heredity, but a great deal to do with nationality
    • will be considered in greater detail in one of the coming lectures,
    • to be considered.
    • four hundred years ago clairvoyants observed materialistic thinking
    • centred in Salerno, Montpellier, Paris and also certain parts of
    • Salerno and Paris, who want to have all the credit and pour scorn on
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • fructification appeared for the first time at the moment when the
    • division into sexes occurred in human evolution. That was not so. We
    • became harmful. For this gradually reduced mans capacity to change.
    • inner experiences, which, if they continually recurred, changed him
    • and gradually disappeared altogether the more humanity progressed.
    • dangerous predicament. It was in danger of becoming rigid to the
    • given up to his surroundings, and the surroundings entered into him
    • offered him, and on the other hand he became individualised through
    • sun beings appeared to him, and it was the same with the air, water
    • surroundings, he now acquired something through the act of
    • passion the ingredients of the two sexes combine in the human being
    • is actually acquired as human attribute through the generations and
    • impetus entered humanity through the individualisation of man.
    • of becoming ill has entered into human evolution. This is the moment
    • when the possibility of illness first occurred in human evolution,
    • substance has become very thinly diffused and has itself acquired the
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • innumerable times we have referred to it that man can only be
    • during the day, but their activity is completely overpowered by the
    • work unhindered and get rid of all the exhaustion that has
    • compared to a circle. The ego undergoes rhythmic changes over a
    • twenty-four hours. In primeval man these rhythmic changes occurred
    • could not be ignored.
    • lungs in particular that have suffered some damage, the astral body
    • person is ill, however, his life is endangered when the fever is
    • acquired his independence and freedom, otherwise the evolution of
    • rhythm compared with the sun, or the earth's compared with the sun
    • makes the astral body even-tempered, as it were. By means of careful
    • remain correct but it would be displaced compared with that of the
    • will be acquired again. It is absolutely necessary to distinguish
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • body's corresponding rhythm, we have to say that if the ordered
    • archetype basis of the lungs came into man on the predecessor of our
    • of the etheric body that is now covered by the part of the astral
    • times seven positions of the etheric body are exactly mirrored in the
    • night or sleeping in the daytime had occurred in Lemurian times, and
    • displaced compared with the outer situation. Twenty-four hours later
    • cosmic displacement, something very special has occurred in man's
    • rhythm. An angel would not think in such a disordered way as man, for
    • thought corresponds with the ordered rhythm. When man came on to the
    • consciousness soul disorder and lack of rhythm have entered in. It is
    • about it, then — because he does not think in an ordered way —
    • covered with this basic formula of spiritual science. Think of the
    • some people actually get tired of hearing these basic facts over and
    • rediscover within himself the laws with which to regulate the
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • out of habit you might say — that he hankered for in life. Now
    • spirit and to have solely what can be acquired out of the spirit.
    • development. This has to be cleared away, otherwise you cannot get
    • have acquired in Kamaloca. Our experiences there lead us to those
    • again with all the forces we have mustered. This is inevitable. Now
    • life offered us to pass us by, so that other faculties have remained
    • we have mustered, and when they have become mature they make their
    • equal. Our organism is also dependent on the forces of heredity. This
    • these forces of heredity. His physical and etheric body inherit the
    • hereditary stream is, of course, bound to have some measure of
    • certain discrepancy between the forces of heredity and what the soul
    • heredity, and is capable of re-forming the organism during the course
    • vary a great deal in this respect. Some souls have acquired great
    • through our line of heredity. Its delicate convolutions are formed in
    • one way or another according to this line of heredity. The soul will
    • line of heredity.
    • encountered the person concerned, yet our soul is not capable of
    • another. Strictly speaking all our strength was acquired by the
    • it, and in this process of rebuilding it the capacity is acquired. We
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • globe. By virtue of the fact that man has acquired on this globe the
    • like to reduce man as near as possible to animal level, emphasises as
    • such it cannot bring to effect the capacities it has acquired in past
    • the child has entered the world this kernel of individuality begins
    • lions or elephants the general character predominates.
    • already predestined to have an ego working within them when man
    • entered his first earthly incarnation. Man was capable of it. If we
    • mad. Man had to be predestined for such an activity. For that to be
    • be mastered by the ego. Therefore the following can also occur: The
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • the black, red, yellow and white race, and that these races were
    • considered from another point of view. For we shall really get to
    • contrasts that acquired a meaning the moment the sun began to shine
    • as yet to coming right down on to the earth, but who preferred to
    • who entered more into physical bodies, then they had to descend
    • earthly bodies appeared really to be only an addition to their
    • occurred with earth evolution? The best souls of the polar regions
    • acquired this form in the regions corresponding to the present
    • find echoes of these facts in the Bible, if you cared to look for
    • maintained a balance. Such people were scattered about everywhere.
    • should have been; peoples who had completely surrendered themselves
    • Manu, gathered around him as being most capable of evolving. Those
    • these people gradually wandered to the West and became the nation the
    • last survivors of which appeared as the Red Indians of America. Those
    • it were. Now the colour of egohood is red or copper or a yellowish
    • rage. They are absolutely connected, these two phenomena: the red
    • Atlantis in the black population and west of Atlantis in the red
    • between the little group of people Manu gathered round him and the
    • had a strong ego-feeling. These were peoples who had preferred as it
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • about the nature of cosmic evolution, if only you are prepared to
    • nothing further to develop when puberty has occurred. In a certain
    • acquired new impetus by the time man passes through the portal of
    • property of his soul and are stored up within it. All this, however,
    • thrones poured forth what we call the substance of mankind, and that
    • into this human substance the spirits of personality poured what we
    • personality flow into this substance poured out by the thrones, have
    • etheric substance that poured forth for man's etheric body; on the
    • all that is not predetermined, but depends on how man relates to the
    • old causes will have disappeared, and out of which new light will
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    • the soul need only be duly prepared and revelations will flow from
    • acquired of the content of Spiritual Science or, let us say, of
    • appeared have been the natural outcome of that original spiritual
    • prepared and revelations from the spiritual worlds will be able to
    • experiences them too if his soul is prepared during his life in the
    • good. An artist will assuredly not create the best work of which his
    • may agree together, firstly, as to how certain facts are discovered,
    • colour ‘red’ comes, let us say, from a red rose, on the
    • tremendous force, something further occurred to me. During my life I
    • and development of the world are furthered. A very great deal that is
    • inspired by the spiritual world. Admittedly, in the case of
    • in him or thinks of human beings as pictured by a materialistic view
    • of life. The sacred riddle that every human being should be to us can
    • individuals with predominantly materialistic views and who scorn
    • agitation. It is part of the martyrdom endured in the process of
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    • Consciousness of the 'I' acquired as the
    • being may reduce the value of his 'I' as the result of
    • acquired on Earth determine whether companionship or isolation will
    • -- difference in implications of these words if uttered by
    • of himself. Once ‘I’-consciousness has been acquired the
    • world. Man feels the truth of this, but it is in his power to reduce
    • that value. How do we reduce the value of our ‘I’? If we
    • at that moment have reduced the value of our ‘I’. This is
    • is really occupied throughout his life in reducing his own value, in
    • to reduce the value of his ‘I’ but also ultimately to
    • the Venus sphere is required for the Sun sphere. If we are to fare
    • the leader of a particular people he would be required to develop a
    • men had gradually to be prepared to become more and more qualified
    • here too. But in the West this aspect has disappeared, for the West
    • folk-community. This fact must be remembered. The influences which
    • inner being: “When two or three are gathered together in my
    • uttered by two Beings: by Lucifer and by Christ! “Ye shall be
    • the Tempter — when uttered by Christ to men are supreme wisdom.
    • Earth we have prepared ourselves to understand Him. Christ's
    • need in the Sun sphere only if on the Earth we have acquired
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    • caused by this realisation the power is acquired to change conditions
    • relationships he himself prepared during his existence on Earth. It
    • who has predeceased us, and to whom we owed a debt of love but during
    • we allowed the relationship caused by our self-incurred debt of love
    • in which we should have been travelling and thus have been injured.
    • Even externally considered, will it still surprise you
    • able to find his way to the girl's soul, and with him she shared her
    • Entered the Order of Jesuits in 1624. Was widely acclaimed during his
    • not paid attention to everything that can be gathered from the
    • separation occurred again during the Earth period, one of the
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    • during waking life are restored and man is not meant to witness this
    • Spirit resolved that when the human being had acquired certain
    • being is restored. In the very earliest years of childhood, when any
    • as a very dark area tinged with dark red shades. The other, upper
    • coloured chalks which would have indicated the several members of
    • beings having gradually acquired knowledge of particular processes,
    • waking life were instinctive. They had acquired their knowledge —
    • souls of all of you once harboured the experiences known to men when
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    • considered by many people to be a mythological or mystical figure but
    • shepherds who had gathered together at the time of the birth of the
    • establish relations with Leaders and Teachers who appeared in this
    • Mystery Centre referred to above; but everything was clothed in a
    • learnt of the Christ through the Buddha, appeared again on Earth, he
    • acquired in the various heavenly spheres.
    • forces gathered from the worlds of stars, among them the forces of
    • is known to all occultists that the same soul which appeared on Earth
    • personalities who harboured the same soul within them! Nicolas of
    • and when he appeared again as Copernicus he was responsible for the
    • Nicolas of Cusa and that of Copernicus had entered into a phase of
    • any forces that would have inspired souls during physical life to
    • have rendered them incapable of anything except a purely
    • science into existence; these forces poured with such strength into
    • fostered and preserved spiritual culture. But the souls belonging to
    • power to prevent the separation, it has to be ensured that from the
    • century gathered around him his faithful followers from all over the
    • space from one heavenly body to another but is prepared in the sacred
    • Christian Rosenkreutz gathered around him those who had also been
    • Thus the Buddha became a Redeemer and Saviour for Mars
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    • In our fifth post-Atlantean epoch the sixth is prepared
    • the mission of Buddha in the Mars sphere referred to in the preceding
    • have already considered certain aspects of man's life between death
    • We also know that in each such epoch the next is prepared — as
    • is already slowly being prepared in the souls of men. The preparation
    • and very special effort is required on his part to lift himself out
    • case that at the top of the brain there appeared not only the organ
    • pictured during the waking state, in the period between death and the
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    • this Winter we have prepared the ground in various ways in order to
    • repeatedly considered a crucial occurrence in a man's life which
    • we study the cyclic periods already referred to and mentioned in my
    • shall find that the cessation of growth may be compared with some
    • of Form whose development has been retarded and who have acquired a
    • back only a few hundred years to find that conditions were very
    • question cannot be specified. A person today will readily be floored
    • they encountered physically. Reference to an intangible ‘something’
    • primitive human being in earlier centuries endeavoured to have some
    • referred to as ‘public opinion’ — and prompted the
    • human beings had gradually withered away in the soul. Now the life
    • uttered here, clothed in his simple words. If the Mystery of Golgotha
    • the leadership of humanity have acquired through the Mystery of
    • public opinion as we know it but something that can be compared with
    • people adhered to nuances of it, such as liberal or conservative,
    • understand that the future of the Earth's evolution cannot be assured
    • the period between death and rebirth. The Buddha himself appeared in
    • qualities were in evidence; but then entirely new trends appeared and
    • today, he knows that Buddha has faithfully adhered to what his
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    • processes during waking life are repaired during sleep. Processes of
    • prepared to penetrate behind the mysteries of existence, can throw no
    • what is destroyed by day is repaired during the night, but the forces
    • time to which I have just referred, between death and the new birth,
    • is that perhaps only after hundreds of years a particular individual
    • earthly conditions and has already been prepared when, at the time of
    • being has been prepared in past ages without any physical connection
    • transmitted by heredity were first worked into the process of
    • prepared from the above-mentioned point of time onwards between death
    • Perception of anything already in existence is trivial compared with
    • by minds adequately prepared, are indicated in words to be found in
    • considered now, but among many other relevant aspects there is this,
    • — although this experience occurred only in certain
    • that is not in the yellow colour at all but yet is considered to be
    • fettered to the direct sense-impression but that everything resolves
    • have any interest in violet or red but will be concerned only with
    • trivial sense this experience may be compared with being obliged to
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    • made a deep impression upon people who considered themselves
    • the life between death and rebirth are considered in their spiritual
    • birth. What we need for the shaping of our life must be acquired
    • what is being offered us and what we shall subsequently need. But we
    • predetermined by the after-effects of the previous life and of
    • acquired in the super-sensible world itself; it must be acquired here,
    • Something further can be gathered from what has been
    • acquired in earthly life. And so an individual who in earthly life
    • what he acquired in earthly life but by the light which Lucifer sends
    • themselves had been acquired because such individuals had passed
    • prepared ourselves for it here.
    • spiritual world in such a way that he encountered the spiritual
    • submit to Ahriman's guidance; they had somehow prepared themselves
    • been. And how had they prepared themselves for this fate in the life
    • have acquired is an egotistic attitude of soul.
    • This life again prepared them for the ensuing one when, having passed
    • death depends upon the inner tendencies of soul acquired here on
    • rebirth man co-operates with these powers; and if we have prepared
    • devotion — this prepared the soul to become a server of the
    • case in a matter which we have already considered but of which it
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    • endeavoured to present many aspects of this life; moreover it has
    • stream of heredity. And through this union of the human seed which
    • the individual acquired through heredity with what has been absorbed
    • become compared with their former vividness; that will give you some
    • thoughts, for thoughts which in life on Earth are acquired through
    • concepts have or have not been acquired, in the region of Venus with
    • the Sun with whatever understanding has been acquired of the
    • belonging to the Mars region but transferred to the Earth. To what
    • age the Buddha was transferred to this same region, the Mars region.
    • attachment but something into which it was born and was shared in
    • region only if it has acquired religious ideas in earthly life; it
    • whether it has experienced everything that can be offered by one
    • been gathered by their souls from realms beyond the Saturn region.
    • men have entered into these stellar spheres between death and
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    • knowledge. This contradiction can be cleared away only when we call
    • were made by men, say two hundred years before the Mystery of
    • Golgotha and a hundred and fifty years after it, to deepen their
    • Mystery of Golgotha a change of far-reaching significance occurred in
    • that age, an immense wrestling of thought with that Mystery occurred.
    • appeared to human understanding as though it were dispersed through
    • geniuses lived. And they can best be encountered by looking at
    • people, even the most spiritual, feel very happy when they are spared
    • had then immediately disappeared. But the memory of it lives on today
    • says: “Now at last we have grown up; we have acquired the ideas
    • you to see clearly that at the beginning of our era there appeared in
    • hidden worlds for that which appeared in the Maya of the physical
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    • endeavour encountered the very greatest difficulties. We must pause
    • Gnostics pictured the manifestation of the Christ in Jesus of
    • difficulties denied entirely that the Christ had appeared on Earth in
    • Earth before and after the death on Golgotha: it had appeared here
    • body, it was said that no such union had occurred and that when
    • occurred.
    • that if it had been possible for the Christ Being to have appeared on
    • honoured their Sun-Spirit with an offering of shining gold, the
    • spiritual heights had appeared and had been born in a human being.
    • is actually this: the Christ appeared on Earth in an epoch that was
    • ordered soul life, entirely opposed to anything chaotic. It draws
    • fifth epoch — the Sibyls are encountered in the history of
    • similar, quietly taking into well-ordered minds whatever it is they
    • imparts. In this gust of wind we see pictured what the Earth wished
    • astral bodies came the concepts which could have conjured up before
    • though showered forth from the depth of the astral body. And with
    • wonderful clarity it showered upon the holy Rishis and their pupils,
    • had appeared on Earth then, would have known from the writing in the
    • least of spirit, a world grasped and explored directly by the Ego and
    • have assuredly had a relation with the spirits of wind and water,
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    • in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch aspired to understand the Being of
    • remained behind appeared in the Nathan Jesus-child. Hence of this
    • the Being who later appeared as the Nathan Jesus-child and who had
    • spiritual worlds. This Being who appeared as the Nathan Jesus-child
    • acquired a quite peculiar character. The forces which provide for
    • life. And this same Being, who later appeared as the Nathan
    • soul-organs would have become disordered. I mean that willing would
    • interfered with willing, and so on. Men would have been condemned as
    • Christ and thereby rendered capable of special deeds — able to
    • indeed remained active, but because there was poured into him the
    • bewildered men, the primal wisdom of the post-Atlantean time came
    • the dragon we see how the vapours entered into the soul of the
    • prepared; they accepted what Apollo had to say to them through the
    • sacred plays and festivals.
    • difficult moments in their lives, with their souls well prepared, and
    • he had asses ears, and that was why he preferred wind instruments to
    • before his birth, and it was then that his misdeed occurred.
    • We see how the Greeks revered in the god they called,
    • reflection revered by the Greeks, but Apollo himself? A celestial
    • Being who from the higher worlds poured out healing forces for the
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    • pictures which appeared in post-Atlantean times as the echoes, or
    • endlessly full of wisdom if they are considered in the light of true
    • those beings whom Jahve considered it his task to clothe in earth.
    • redeem the existing kingdom while remaining in all appearance an
    • were predetermined: they reflected the outcome of the relations of
    • encountered first among the Jews — whatever nonsense learned
    • how on three occasions the Being who appeared later as the Nathan
    • Golgotha; the Christ who poured His enduring influence into the
    • Christianity one of these prefiguring signs occurred. We see how in
    • rose, again was often celebrated there, and so was an aura prepared
    • reappeared as John the Baptist? And are we not expressly told of this
    • Earth itself. The Christ entered into the forces which the Jahve-god
    • stirred by the way in which the tree allows a new sprout to be
    • Geology up to himself, then it was that — inspired by the olive
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    • centuries they conjured up from their chaotic soul-life a mixture of
    • appeared in the souls of the Sibyls were good and legitimate, but
    • Impulse. When the Christ Impulse entered into the evolution of
    • Impulse, after the Christ Impulse had entered into the aura of the
    • disappeared into mountain cavities, so that it is no longer to be
    • reappeared. I could suppose that the stream of the Christ Impulse had
    • reappeared slowly, and that even today it has not fully reappeared
    • — after Parsifal returns, in a certain sense cured of his
    • they appeared in the course of really a good many years, during which
    • Grail, just as the stars are overpowered by the light of sun and
    • Castle moat. And he found no trace of the company he had encountered
    • bringing about something like a redemption for the Fisher-King by
    • hermit then uttered this saying (I shall use words that are current
    • debt he had incurred by his having deserted his own mother. This was
    • I gathered from it that when Wolfram von Eschenbach began to write
    • prepared to admit, at most, that Kyot was a copyist of the works of
    • “er jach, ez hiez ein dinc der gral.” He acquired a book
    • with inner sight the gold-gleaming sickle of the moon, as it appeared
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    • the Christ Impulse having poured itself out into the Earth's
    • aura, the Sibylline forces were to be harmonised and rendered capable
    • referred to the appearance of the Maid of Orleans. I pointed out how
    • been very different if the Maid of Orleans had not appeared when she
    • well-accoutered and noble men. To be obliged to meet and converse
    • Duke of Orleans, your nephew, she says that he will be delivered in a
    • With that, revered Duke, I bring my report to a
    • respected and powerful Duke and greatly honoured master! I commend
    • especially among the old astronomers who appeared at that time, yet
    • permission they utter their scattered cries. Often they are God's
    • What sort of time was it, then, when Parsifal entered
    • What sort of time was it when Parsifal entered the Castle, where
    • Amfortas lay wounded and on Parsifal's arrival suffered
    • Earth with the Moon-Mother. For the Christ, Who had poured Himself
    • the Earth, and of the coming of the Christ Being, Who poured Himself
    • Guardian of the Grail, dies, the name of his accredited successor
    • to judge whether the religious faiths scattered over the Earth will
    • wherein is prefigured the unity of religions on Earth — that is
    • Prester John, the successor of Parsifal, was still honoured, and from
    • lux, in the old phrase, will meet with that which has appeared as
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on January 10th, 1915.
    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on January 10th, 1915.
    • have acquired from the ancient Saturn evolution can be met with
    • modern materialistically coloured history.
    • passage and then conceived a special hatred of this paragraph in the law
    • concept of heredity.
    • Eight-hundred year periods have been assigned to the history of
    • Thought inspired from the spirit
    • life. One year in a man's life corresponds to a hundred years
    • century has entered, so to say, into its ‘forties’. The
    • the living. What is so unalive, so dry, and withered as the history
    • ending with the ‘manifestation outwards’, the numbered
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on July 27th, 1923.
    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on July 27th, 1923.
    • is therefore by the Moon that the forces of heredity are incorporated
    • transmitted in the stream of heredity flowing from generation to
    • heredity. From a deeper insight, and in terms of cosmic language, it
    • could be said that when at the present time heredity is discussed in
    • approach the real mysteries of heredity.
    • possession and therewith he acquired the sure foundation of his
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    • from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science”, delivered on the
    • are added to the experiences which we have shared with a departed
    • required by karma. He brings it about while the souls who are
    • deepening required by karma, which could not have been brought about
    • death? This question can only be answered if we do not contemplate
    • delivered in Vienna, Easter, 1914.]),
    • lives between death and a new birth the person who has suffered a
    • strengthening, an intensification. And the required strengthening is
    • discover that in the meantime an accident has occurred along the way,
    • place, namely, what I have characterized as the required
    • common with the life which he entered through the portal of death.
    • world because here upon the earth we have acquired thoughts connected
    • upon life, whereas the knowledge which is acquired throughout the
    • Something else should also be considered when reflecting
    • this way), the gods and the spiritual beings who have once inspired
    • entered the spiritual worlds.
    • acquired during our abode in the physical world and have carried into
    • receive things which have acquired a changed aspect through the fact
    • gradually enter before birth into hereditary conditions through the
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    • us from birth till death. It might be compared to the relation of a
    • of forces, engendered by this sun-planetary system which we have left
    • behind. Gradually, what we acquired and assimilated to our etheric
    • is in some abnormal state or has normally prepared himself by proper
    • entered into some relation to the dead — either in his last
    • one has acquired a certain practice in making contact with an
    • in life, or that this or that has occurred. Even if this does not
    • together required the influence of certain forces. He who recognizes
    • medieval philosophers referred to it as the heavenly world or the
    • sees a human being here following impulses of hatred — hating
    • playing. He sees how Ahriman impels the person to hatred. The dead
    • hatred — hatred having its origin only in personal
    • would the dead avoid such a person who was capable of hatred for
    • personal reasons. He cannot approach him, for hatred works on the
    • inspired influences — imperceptible, therefore, to ordinary
    • may bring in the personal matter to which I referred just now. It is
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    • originally a natural endowment which mankind was predestined to
    • develop predominantly between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.
    • must rediscover what lies behind the knowledge provided by external
    • they are referred to today, all one has in mind is how the physical
    • the world rhythm, then we shall rediscover the elemental beings
    • backward compared with these beings. We may take pleasure in a red
    • participate in the redness of the blossoms. In an intimate way they
    • considered — as we have just done — in the wider context
    • are no longer tolerated and must be cured. However, as so many cures
    • What we have considered so far amounts to one aspect of what in the
    • As already mentioned, whatever physical laws are discovered,
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    • so that a more accurate knowledge can gradually be acquired by
    • everything that occurred during our early life now surrounds us
    • In this manner we shared the experiences of the person we lived
    • experience these things, we grow tired, we get used up. This is
    • constantly the case: we grow tired. Although our weariness is
    • Consequently, we also grow tired in a wider sense. When we grow
    • wear out our strength, we grow tired, during our life on earth.
    • us to grow weary? The fact that here on earth we get tired and wear
    • tired, in a wider sense than the usual one. Let us place it clearly
    • In growing more and more tired, during the course of our life, we
    • process of getting tired breaks through. We have the possibility of
    • of our organs, of our inner organs. Our heart grows tired, yet this
    • of the universe. Our stomach gets tired — most of all, when we
    • While all this occurs, our physical, hereditary stream
    • is being prepared generations ahead here upon the earth. Just as
    • connection with all the souls that we encountered during our earthly
    • lost only because certain qualities had to be acquired which
    • disappeared in the midst of an existence connected with a
    • You know, for we have often considered this matter —
    • spiritual progress which is rendered possible particularly through
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    • been referred to, about the greater, real world, which embraces both
    • Since we last gathered here, many things have taken
    • were among us have entered this spiritual world after laying aside
    • plane, we shall have considered it, in reality, in a very inadequate
    • way. And, in fact, it is often considered in a most inadequate way by
    • pass over into warmth only after hundreds of years, indeed, even
    • experience which naturally cannot be compared with any experience on
    • presentations which we have all shared in, in the interval since we
    • and that he says to himself: — With my eyes I see red, blue,
    • certain sense alive — when he sees red, blue green, etc.
    • by a red surface. A red surface — and I must emphasize this
    • In the case of red, something always arises which seems
    • must therefore use red; whereas, on some other surface, he uses blue,
    • and, in a certain sense, we are constantly being favoured by an act
    • remembered and drew up out of his sub-consciousness. After death he
    • experiences we have had in common, about the feelings we have shared
    • uplifts and beautifies the life of the dead. It cannot be compared
    • compared, but the comparison is a lame one — for it means for
    • They live in him in such a way that they are centred in his head, and
    • disappear. But it must be acquired anew by man. And the time must
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    • it that is still referred to here and there as the soul or spirit of
    • common attribute pertaining to so and so many hundred people, or
    • On the other hand man has prepared himself for this
    • to master his three lower members. He has prepared himself by having
    • distant past; that man has required long epochs of evolution in order
    • required long periods of time. You may also know that man did not go
    • lectures) form an idea of how all this is inspired by these spiritual
    • the great Atlantean Catastrophe — which so completely altered
    • considered as a decline. Necessity leads humanity forward. When we
    • the time when Christ Jesus appeared upon earth, His forerunner, John
    • himself has in the meanwhile acquired for his higher mission. We look
    • are to be inspired by them. It will not be difficult for you to
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    • It was stated yesterday, that those beings who are to be considered
    • be wondered at that one whose consciousness is limited to the things
    • our earth. The various etheric auras of Europe altered very much at
    • particular part of the earth there is something which can be altered,
    • regularity of the swing of the lamp Galileo discovered the law of the
    • their discoveries. We could relate hundreds and thousands of cases in
    • Spirits of Personality by whom he allows himself to be stirred to do
    • credible and clear; one has to express everything in words which can
    • work. That is the reason why the ancient sacred language of the
    • have not proceeded from the predominance of the normal Archangel over
    • evolution. Thus one may say that this language, poured forth from the
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    • appeared in it. From whence could the Greeks have taken their
    • still gathered some of that part of the astral, which we human beings
    • around which again is gathered something that appears as a sort of
    • referred to the synopsis. The term abnormal is applied sometimes to
    • over the influence of the Archangel. A case in point occurred when
    • Archangel in common, and the separation occurred because the Spirit
    • of the Age severed off a portion at a given time, and then passed on
    • inner kernel is, that the Spirit of the Age required an instrument
    • abnormal Archangel to incorporate themselves in the severed part of
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    • one interfered with these Spirits of Form until the twentieth year,
    • acquired up to the time of the Earth-evolution if they had not stood
    • have acquired in his twentieth year or thereabouts. These, therefore,
    • consequences. Just imagine for a moment that this had not occurred.
    • nature; all the people who have wandered over the face of the earth
    • capacity is also acquired during the time in which man is not
    • being bound up with heredity and no longer with place. So that in
    • through heredity, but became more and more independent of place.
    • down by heredity in the Atlantean epoch and on into our
    • the old Indian civilization which appeared as the first
    • they take their spiritual life from the people they conquered, who
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    • are now scattered here and there among the greater peoples, have
    • in what has been prepared for them by the higher hierarchies, and
    • way of working. Each time a new incarnation appeared, such as the
    • predominating elements of our own personal being,
    • his nature, whereby this state of equilibrium can be prepared from
    • bright and shining as the Sacred Triangle, which in its state of
    • domain in fact, is one of the most highly-colored and most dangerous
    • discovered by those who attain to vision by the wrong methods. The
    • who prematurely and in the wrong way entered the occult domain, has
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    • evolution, and that the whole presentation is immediately altered if
    • in combination with the normal Spirits of Form, who are centered in
    • normal Spirits of Form, is altered by the force that streams to us
    • the normal Spirits of Form are centered in Sun, one of them —
    • centered in the several planets. From this we see, that through these
    • centered in Mercury, the negro race came into existence, we are then,
    • spot in Atlantis and wandered across to the right place where they
    • into which are entered the influences with respect to peoples,
    • centered in the several Planetary Spirits (with the exception of the
    • produces the more or less yellow-colored part of humanity. The
    • towards the six Elohim who are centered in the Sun. In the Mongolian
    • upon those portions of the nervous system which are centered in the
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    • Spirit of the Age guided the primal sacred culture of India and made
    • has acquired its manifold representations and forms.
    • Monotheism, considered alone, can only represent a final ideal, but
    • Personality. That for which this Archangel of Greece had prepared
    • significance occurred in the fourth age of post-Atlantean
    • We know that at that time the event occurred which we
    • required not only the fact that this event took place, but it
    • required certain guiding and directing Beings from the ranks of the
    • hierarchies; and then occurred the most remarkable and interesting
    • Another such renunciation occurred on another occasion,
    • through such interminglings came other Archangels, who entered upon
    • at that neighborhood from whence poured forth the mission of the most
    • transferred its chief activity to the centre of the Holy Grail.
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    • everywhere only the mere externals are compared. The impression made
    • blue trousers, a red coat and such or such a covering on his head,
    • ten years ago wore the same uniform, they could be compared with one
    • the sacred primeval Indian civilization. Later, nearer our own age,
    • human beings who took part in these civilizations differed from one
    • Indian civilization — which then acquired a literary form in
    • entered in, — the consciousness of the ‘ I ’.
    • awoke, acquired spiritual capacities that were much richer than the
    • mythology or sacred teachings we find a complete forgetting of the
    • people. For that one also required forces which were connected with a
    • the most predominant of these Archangels, Wotan or Odin, and he saw
    • described Odin, before he had acquired this capacity, had gone
    • acquired speech through the corresponding Archangel, is expressed in
    • He was present when the ‘ I ’ membered itself
    • been known and revered, because he was a mighty Being who was seen to
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    • soul development had already been acquired.
    • in many different ways, as well as to the world which appeared to man
    • impersonal, and above all one is required to become impersonal in
    • course. They were at a period in which they endeavored to raise
    • considered it dangerous to look out into the external world in which
    • they had to fight with Ahriman. They feared the outer world, they
    • considered it dangerous. Whereas the Devas were avoided by the
    • which entered his inner being, entered his astral body;’ and
    • fell down, was mortally injured and died from his injuries? But the
    • light, i.e., the truth, appeared darkened to the old Northman, he
    • vanishing.’ This only disappeared from the North when the
    • having a God offered him, who had descended to the physical plane in
    • Christ had appeared, one could only find old memories of the fact
    • he who is sufficiently prepared will acquire the possibility of
    • Gods has been, and how they entered into relation with other powers.
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    • the higher worlds which they could not have acquired by their own
    • this again occurred at a time when man could perceive by means of the
    • body. But this form of world-conception which now appeared in Greece
    • activity in the etheric body, there was a more blurred, a fainter
    • relates, which occurred on the Italian and Pyrenean Peninsula, in
    • primeval clairvoyance and which had already been poured into the
    • All this was poured into the Spiritual Souls of the Central European
    • most penetrating old clairvoyance, acquired by man when he worked in
    • task of the sixth stage of civilization, must be prepared for
    • into the Spiritual Soul, is being prepared by the peoples of Western
    • prepared beforehand, must already push itself in, in order to provide
    • does signify is that the feelings are colored and shaded, that the
    • upon clearly grasping what took place when the Christ entered into
    • the old Greek Spirit of the Age and then acquired another rank,
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    • the evolution of the earth an event occurred which we may describe as
    • during the whole of the Atlantean epochs endeavored to unite
    • from spiritual heights, that was considered to be the external
    • were, by that which poured down from spiritual heights, is preserved
    • poured into the human souls all that those souls required to enable
    • and will attain to clairvoyance, which can to-day be acquired only by
    • nineteen hundred years ago, knows nothing of the progress of
    • representing themselves as the re-appeared Christ. The last important
    • Sabbatai Zevi, of Smyrna, represented himself as the re-appeared
    • humanity has not acquired any perception or insight as regards the
    • prepared by Anthroposophy to recognize where the truth lies, a test
    • prepared to recognize the truth on this very subject, than here,
    • All through the Kali Yuga the powers were acquired which
    • there is then no question of any sort of predilection or
    • temperamental predisposition.
    • which can be discovered and examined in the spiritual world. Hence
    • be limited and narrowed by Eastern traditions, nor be colored by the
    • for according to the capacities he has acquired, as we have
    • predisposed. We can best serve mankind as a whole if we develop that,
    • earth to prevail over another. If the West were ever to be conquered
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on May 13th 1921. Authorized translation
    • lectures on colours we have learnt that minerals — that is to say, the coloured
    • went on. Man did not remain fettered to the earth. He received an impulse for
    • is pictured to him. The living wisdom that Spiritual Science is able to impart
    • he is when he has been dismembered — they are taught only about the mineral
    • spoken of these things. But how few are prepared really to enter into them!
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    • till then I had, I may say, endeavoured as a solitary thinker to build
    • time endeavoured, purely out of what I had discovered for myself, to
    • our Anthroposophical movement must claim to be considered wholly
    • is an expression of what it is desired to accomplish. At first it was
    • offered us by a Swiss friend, who had this ground at his disposal, and
    • received which have entered the spiritual evolution of mankind for the
    • world in a spiritual way. The Gnostics also desired to know the world
    • something new entered the mental evolution of mankind, and that as a
    • is generally considered, from the outset, as something unknown, indeed,
    • thereupon declares that it is true that they may be acquired, but they
    • any way due to diseased human predispositions.
    • system is prepared and stimulated in a certain way, or that it results
    • may not be discovered through spiritualism, but these belong to natural
    • science, not to spiritual science, for that which is discovered through
    • company of people were sitting here and a lion suddenly appeared
    • spiritual phenomena which have appeared as religions in the course of
    • any way injured. Neither need intensity in the exercise of a religious
    • Rather must it be said that natural science, as it has appeared in
    • entered historical life. That for this reason it also takes a survey of
    • context, it will be found that, for instance, I never uttered such
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    • in connection with the pictures which mirrored for them a spiritual
    • what they acquired as wisdom. Today the distinction is made by
    • Today it is considered unscientific
    • wisdom was revealed, not acquired by man's own powers.
    • season and in certain places he regarded as sacred, to establish
    • Upper Gods were now offered up to them in upward-streaming feelings.
    • which the soul desired to send upwards to the Gods as an offering for
    • ceremonies, having laid aside the symbols of wisdom, they appeared as
    • they had made the solemn offering it was as though they declared to
    • the Mystery of Golgotha as the true redemption of mankind. They said
    • too is fettered more strongly to the earth; he does not share in the
    • that we have this year's Summer, for the blossom is conjured forth by
    • endeavored to apply to the inner constitution of the human, being
    • discovered the secrets of his organism.
    • years ago the idea occurred that it would be advantageous to have a
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    • the forms in which it appeared, must have spoken to the Greeks like a
    • their mood of soul which flowered within them. Even what survives to
    • sculptured groups, at least as late as the “Laocoon”;
    • these extraordinary horns; and we are quite prepared to believe in
    • energetic and intensive study of anatomy. In his soul he acquired an
    • knowledge he had acquired. Before the soul could experience anything
    • Greeks something quite alien to them had entered in. The natural life
    • during which sculpture rested, there appeared the Christian ideal: an
    • artist who poured his soul forth into the outer world that he might
    • brought it to a standstill and the Pope transferred his interests
    • is said to have goaded him on because he feared the artistic
    • painter; nor did he regard himself as sufficiently prepared for his
    • and the Mystery of Golgotha. He successfully transferred from his
    • like the North and South Poles — the Sibyls inspired by the
    • only is the wall darkened by the smoke of the hundreds of candles
    • Pope feared him; and yet in his soul there lived all the greatness of
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    • machinery in a steamer or a railway train has stirred up in his Ego
    • second stage, what has thus been extracted from Nature and shattered
    • been, severed from these cosmic realities through sense-perception
    • community with them, is rendered very much more difficult for man by
    • be endured. World-karma demands a courageous attitude to modern life,
    • many would far rather let things be conjured before them in all kinds
    • permanently into a sanctum with suitably coloured walls, as far away
    • having discovered certain similarities between sayings and precepts
    • age, but to realise that the circumstances in which they were uttered
    • separated from the verb and uttered separately.
    • have been involved in the process for some four hundred years; it
    • history engendered by materialism is replaced by a spiritual
    • credence is given to this to-day because the spoken word is heard as
    • differed from that of events to-day, because the souls of men
    • assured that those who are actually working there will find many more
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    • more. The spiritual aspect of history is ignored and when anyone
    • heredity. Sons have inherited certain qualities and characteristics
    • transmitted by heredity through the generations. These forces are
    • improbable, because they can only be discovered by real knowledge and
    • They were not, of course, cultured people in the sense in which we
    • that has been acquired from outside, assimilated as it were with the
    • far-off America, in the bodies of a race which was conquered by
    • of soul prepared them for a lengthy life in the spiritual
    • as if something were going to burn them. One comes across incredible
    • but abstractions when their spiritual foundations are ignored.
    • science is not so easily acquired as other kinds of knowledge.
    • upon the earth. Understanding will not come from a study of heredity
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    • The text of the lecture which preceded it was discovered on looking
    • meaning of the word. Of course, all theosophical facts discovered
    • been considered as a special moral failing. This special aversion may
    • a certain relief in being able to say that he had never harboured any
    • he fainted when he first entered an operating theatre where a corpse
    • When this has disappeared, when it has been overcome, we can observe
    • arise in old age, when envy appeared during youth. This is a faint
    • timidity which appeared in one incarnation as a slight karmic effect
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    • uttered so carelessly. There were older times in the evolution of
    • which the Ego was designated by a name, and if this name was uttered,
    • even realize that if this same thing had been said only a hundred
    • years ago, it would have stirred the souls so much that they would
    • Even religious faiths have been transferred to the sphere of egoism,
    • acquired a form which transcends the purely personal destiny and
    • be stirred, deeply stirred on hearing that in the West there is a
    • be stirred to hear that in the West the great goals of humanity are
    • Graeco-Latin ingredients of culture in the leading personalities of
    • the most important social problems, there appeared a short time after
    • and at the same time advertisements appeared in praise of a gymnasium
    • sixth year of his life a human being is allowed to live unhampered,
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    • The moment of waking up in the morning has often been compared
    • one in which Nature's course of events is compared with the
    • the space of 24 hours should instead be compared with the course
    • should be compared with man's sleeping condition. If comparisons
    • simple, but a very complicated being. We gathered that man and
    • structured life; but when we leave the body, the human being
    • immediately appears structured, subdivided into four parts. We
    • may have lived through something years ago and gathered from it
    • than a shot was fired, aimed in such a way that the bullet would
    • dream therefore faithfully rendered what would have taken place
    • could not protect himself, yet something entered his Karma so
    • have occurred on the following day, and because that young man's
    • certain deepening, something arose which may be compared with
    • spiritual world cannot be discovered all at once; it leads out of
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1952.
    • considered by them to be of value. From the way in which I had
    • awakening is in store for many who would have preferred to sleep
    • then that he descended from spiritual heights, that before he entered
    • those depths in which are anchored spiritual experiences brought from
    • man. As earthly man I cannot but feel myself a dwarf, compared with
    • man. Man is missing from what can be acquired intellectually; man is
    • emotions engendered by chauvinism and turns against all this —
    • as the physical Christ appeared at the time of the Mystery of
    • that the question of cosmic man can be answered only if He Who unites
    • Christ will not come in the spiritual sense if men are not prepared
    • for Him. But a man can be prepared only in the way I have just
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1950.
    • are, as you know, required in order to awaken in man the hitherto
    • present-day knowledge is so acquired, whether it be based on
    • acquired, he is, of course, ready to be himself — to be man —
    • something he has discovered out of his own experience, it will
    • scientific fact. Knowledge has become severed from direct personal
    • acquired and experienced quite apart from any relation to what
    • as though we had offered up our own existence, surrendered it in
    • surrendered to the body and we lose consciousness of them. The
    • spirit from assuming the physiognomy we have acquired from the
    • without is closely connected with what we ourselves have prepared as
    • undergo a pain with which no other pain can be compared. It is at the
    • alone but is shared in by the whole human being. It is of no
    • societies of which we have spoken were ordered in the following way.
    • personal experiences of the Christ Who appeared in a personal form.
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    • in which humanity will be living for many hundreds of years to come.
    • intellect, or he did not. The latter case was considered
    • entered upon a period of human evolution which brings man's preceding
    • meet anyone with whom in former incarnations we have not shared
    • again with those who shared them. We meet other people as it would
    • the relations leading over from former incarnations. Stirred by
    • matters. The Graeco-Roman civilisation is still coloured by a
    • other is coloured by this dislike. As a consequence the karmic
    • strongest possible resistance may be offered to liberty of thought,
    • human beings appear when compared to the unreasoning animal creation!
    • condemned but on the contrary most carefully to be fostered.
    • see: that karmic connections having entered the period of crisis
    • are reduced by existing conditions to physical illness, physical
    • Christ entered earth-life, and He has remained in earth-life since
    • earth-life that Christ should have entered it. But now let us
    • has entered into us, and we can develop in such a way that He will be
    • life. Nevertheless theosophy must be registered as a corrective
    • soul is the spirit-self, the natural predisposition for which
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    • The paths by which in very remote times men acquired super-sensible knowledge
    • means the case. Just as we perceive red or blue and hear C sharp or G,
    • acquired a strong feeling of his independence, of his individual
    • ends. I have often referred to these yoga breathing exercises. Therefore,
    • holding and exhaling of the breath differently, and so altered the
    • consciously into the process of nerves and senses. Because the altered
    • himself into a living experience of, for example, the colour red. Thus he
    • and experience the rhythm: red-blue, blue-red, red-blue and so on, which
    • and the swing and rhythm of red-blue, blue-red, light-dark,
    • blossoms are red. This our eyes tell us and our intellect confirms the
    • in a rose, for example, green passes over into red. Thinking vibrates
    • remembered what he had been before he came down to earth. We, on the
    • developed a strong feeling of his ‘I’ (red). This enabled him to
    • directly, as an external object (red), what he was before he descended to
    • of what one was (red). That is the difference.
    • endured just to make his soul organism free. The ascetic experienced
    • science, is acquired through the head. As the head has a thick skull, this
    • today one is willing to accept only knowledge that can be acquired
    • increasingly required, is not forthcoming. The first resistance to be
    • If you could experience these things you must be prepared to attain
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    • birth of the man into whom the Christ Being afterwards entered.
    • prepared for such an experience. He was thoroughly acquainted with the
    • entered into the evolution of mankind at a time when men — especially
    • of the Christ. Paul had such a strong after-experience (acquired
    • spiritual being who entered the body of Jesus of Nazareth during the
    • the figure, that is, of one who acquired an understanding of Christianity
    • cosmic happenings; it is essential to see in this light what he laboured
    • spiritual. Incredible as it may appear to modern man it is a fact that in
    • entered earth-evolution. “Christ will come again to you,” he said, “if
    • sacred for him — for he ought no longer to call what he has,
    • ourselves are no longer in earnest about what we recognise as the sacred
    • Christ descended thence when He entered into the personality of Jesus.
    • scattered in the All, not merely burying, but annihilating everything
    • could not give credence to the ideas of natural science, appeared to have
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    • the “discomforts” are shared by some of our other
    • inasmuch as we are gathered here in Koberwitz, there will prevail
    • Count desired us to come to Koberwitz.
    • needle) is considered good sense by the men of to-day when applied to
    • the whole Universe. The several spheres of modern life have suffered
    • and his colleague, the famous Professor Schleiden, poured scorn on
    • Prof. Fechner said: “If my honoured colleague is right, if it
    • Frau Prof. Schleiden rebelled. She preferred the indications of Prof.
    • earthly life (considered once more on a Large scale, and as a whole)
    • influences the life of plants via the silicious and kindred
    • work via the limestone and kindred substances. Thus we may say, for
    • Saturn on the life of plants be hindered, and by what means
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    • only regard it rightly if we imagine it, compared to man, as standing
    • direct radiation from the Cosmos is stored up beneath the Earth's
    • engendered by the water and air above the Earth. All this is drawn
    • was already pre-figured in the embryonic condition of the seed.
    • respect, in districts which are well-favoured by fortune, a rich
    • And even more so when you come to the coloured flower; therein
    • red colour we shall see the forces of Mars. Or when we look at the
    • recognise Mars in the red flower, Jupiter in the yellow or white,
    • possess the different kinds of fruit, handing them down by heredity
    • re-discovered if we wish to go on working on the Earth at all.
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    • main ingredients hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon. We must
    • fast, having become solidified, mingled with other ingredients.
    • carbon, i.e., wherever there is something formed and figured,
    • bearer of that mysterious sensitiveness which is poured out over the
    • this honoured company, and — thence in one way or another
    • and scattered, and carried once more by the sulphur out into the
    • covered as it is with plants and having beneath it the limestone and
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    • form of evolution — is gathered up around the plant so as to enclose
    • the nature of manured earth, or of earth treated in some similar way.
    • plant-organism — is predestined not to give off smell,
    • of the astral on the nitrogen is marred in the presence of an all-too
    • It is what entered as outer food into the animal, and was received and
    • poured into the inner hollow of the horn. And the manure inside the
    • Earth is most inwardly alive in winter-time. All that is living is stored
    • our recent tests (in Dornach), as our friends discovered for themselves,
    • looked at the area to be manured, that a surface, say, about as big
    • is required? If you do this, you will soon see how the dung from the
    • 500 and 501. The Preparations described in Lecture 5 are referred
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    • from the air. These forces must somehow be restored. After a time, the
    • can get the required juice by decoction). Water the inflorescence a
    • to plant-growth. We must enable it to be thus engendered by methods
    • as I have now described, and the plant will be prepared to draw things
    • try to create good manures, by adding these five ingredients —
    • to cross. Before you make use,of the manure thus prepared, press out
    • six ingredients you can produce an excellent manure — whether
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    • to one's student days. Thus I endeavoured, though with no great
    • the tiny amount of substance you have thus prepared from a variety of
    • if you really reckon on these influences which remain unconsidered
    • to-day will not believe it; such things were known and mastered once
    • another illustration. Suppose I have something manufactured by fifty
    • for the animal kingdom the Moon influence does not need to be considered
    • remain unpeppered in the neighbourhood. There they will settle down
    • are when they have been a little peppered. So we begin really to reckon
    • longer live. It shuns life if it has to live in an earth thus peppered.
    • it by making little red dots (Diagram 13) where
    • the earth is too strongly vitalised by the Moon. If the little red dots
    • when I referred to the magnet-needle is only too true. Anyone who thought
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    • with intelligence, let us say, the many coloured world of insects, hovering
    • Look at a plant growing directly out of the soil. True, it is hovered-around,
    • the tree arises poverty of ether as compared to the plant. Once more,
    • cambium, a relative poverty of ether is engendered in the tree,
    • take certain surfaces of wooded land away: In districts which are predestined
    • fungus-nature appears scattered and dispersed.
    • even if we reduce to some extent the surface available for tillage.
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    • a physical body and an ether-body, while up above it is hovered-around,
    • we need to be aware: whatever substances are required for the head itself
    • an animal standing in the dark, dull stable, and receiving — measured
    • fill the body through. Assistance of the latter kind is rendered especially
    • the desired end if we proceed as follows. Assume I am feeding a milk
    • happening very widely, especially among those who have acquired a little
    • indeed, very much — of what has gradually been discovered by experiment
    • of the plant. Plants have a property which endeared them especially
    • men come to cook their food at all? Because they by and by discovered
    • nohow prepared or worked upon. Plant them there, and you will soon see
    • result would be what has occurred with many of our lecture-cycles. Others
    • discredited, its influence would be undermined. Therefore it is most
    • as our honoured friend, Count Keyserlingk, to-day announced, has been
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    • A lecture delivered in Cologne, on March 17th 1905. Authorized translation
    • A lecture delivered in Cologne, on March 17th 1905. Authorized translation
    • the higher wisdom was taught and acquired, but where the
    • now Christ appeared upon the
    • to Christ were no longer required to “see,”
    • to attain inner knowledge no longer required to see the
    • “Elias has reappeared.” John was Elias. He says
    • appeared to sanctify personality. As a sign that Christ
    • very reluctant to allow the Name to be uttered
    • Sacred Body. This is a sun-like circular vessel with rays,
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on October 28th 1921. Authorized
    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on October 28th 1921. Authorized
    • deepen what we have recently considered. If we envisage, to
    • covered by the earth. In the four central members the stars
    • below, which are covered by the earth, enable man to be a
    • should be considered. It expresses the fact that man is
    • lion may be considered as the “heart animal.”
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach, on October 2nd 1916. Authorized
    • starting point for modern spiritual life, which we have already considered
    • Templar, inwardly considered, expresses a specially deep approach to the
    • gathered together at a place that lay near to the ancient Temple of Solomon
    • what had to be done in the attempt to regain power over the sacred grave. A
    • it acquired great wealth. And I have already described how the time came for
    • accused. And hundreds and hundreds of them were subject to the cruel torture
    • hatred and mocking and irony against the Good, with all these the Templars
    • had become familiar. In many an hour that was for them a sacred hour of their
    • being tortured on the rack, they forgot their connection with the Mystery of
    • — he would never become free. Things are indeed so ordered in the
    • impulses which appeared among mankind from the 15th to the 19th century.
    • prepared the ground for the karma of our own time.
    • inspired from the spiritual world with what these fifty-four souls carried
    • means of which an ether body that is being prepared from out of the far
    • prepared to receive the inspirations that I have described as coming out of
    • the racks where the Templars were tortured, inasmuch as they were forced
    • it came about that in modern times, while certain individuals were inspired
    • have meaning when Man is seen as a trinity were aspired to as the ideals for
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    • thinking, one that collects scattered elements. We use this way of
    • everything has a definite structure which must be considered as a
    • spiritual-scientific content cannot be remembered without further
    • generally advanced. Scientific facts can be remembered, they live in
    • heat appeared, it existed in the objects as a latent force, where it
    • physical organism which he formerly required. The forces which push
    • and predispositions, we become able to suppress the whole tableau of
    • heredity; we experience man’s eternal being in his spiritual
    • may be compared with an object which I grasp and which shows itself
    • worlds must be conquered again. It is shortsighted to believe that
    • development of thought, which is acquired in the manner I have
    • Many things assuredly must be overcome in order to attain a knowledge
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    • only refuted but overcome, conquered. Only by knowing them in such a
    • unprejudiced a way as they should be seen. From hundreds of possible
    • observation, which can be compared to abnormally developed sense
    • be noted, however, that in the stage of soul development referred to
    • compared with the loss of consciousness, the paralysis, of ordinary,
    • conjured before him, so he must be able to extinguish this whole
    • perception, of the intellectual judgment you have acquired, which
    • offered there, one comes step by step to a point at which one feels
    • one beholds the situation with a newly acquired, special faculty of
    • in ordinary life has disappeared, and the soul feels itself as if
    • soul hatred and love, joy and fear and excitement, without our
    • entirely correct to say that a phenomenon of hatred directed from one
    • this love, about the sympathy, deceiving himself with hatred and
    • consciously. Actually, all human beings who have not yet entered the
    • spiritual world, but who have acquired an understanding of entering,
    • be injured, man is protected by the wisdom-filled nature of his being
    • for hatred; in the same way one can also say that lassitude, love of
    • confronts error, one is dealing with something that must be ignored,
    • layers of the earth that are covered by layers above it. What is in
    • through the painter, and the spiritual world can be explored only by
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    • A public lecture delivered in Stuttgart, Germany,
    • acquired capacity of systematic thinking and of observing
    • those memories acquired by opening ourselves to the outer world and
    • to bring what is acquired in a really super-sensible way, through
    • moving experience acquired through spiritual science: In order
    • physical body, and it is discovered in this way by
    • vision, acquired through this self-disciplining of the will, that we
    • imaginative knowledge, to which I have just referred, to those of
    • have thus encountered man's super-sensible forces through Intuition
    • now considered childish, namely that there is spirit working in
    • green leaf to the coloured petal, even though there is a steady
    • nurtured feeling (Gemüt) and intelligence.
    • until the consciousness soul appeared in human evolution. Thus our
    • occurred in earthly evolution. With his ability to look down the
    • to make them ill, and that they will only rediscover life if they
    • acquired the possibility in this way of seeing historical life
    • which he had attained out of his much admired healthy human
    • you can find this knowledge for yourself, but you have then acquired
    • they acquired a yearning for the spirit. So they investigated the
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  • Title: The Year as a Symbol of the Great Cosmic Year
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach,
    • A lecture delivered in Dornach,
    • substance that which may be compared to a man's muscles and blood,
    • but we see only what may be compared to his bony system, namely, the
    • So at this sacred season, we turn from the little New
    • Oesteson, the description and explanation of which entered into and
    • stirred our souls here, this time last year. When we feel such a mood
    • Note: — The dream of Olaf Oesteson referred to above, appears in the
  • Title: On the Duty of Clear, Sound Thinking
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    • A lecture delivered in Dornach,
    • endeavoured to do this in the course of our studies. To call up a few
    • During the past autumn we have considered the deeper
    • bequeathed like a hereditary sickness’ and accept conclusions
    • If information on any subject be desired, people go to
    • true, that what is required is, that by thought they should really be
    • forth out of the spiritual world. It is not to be wondered at that
    • acquired the seer's gift. Therefore, they do not go on to think
    • recognised, as I have often remarked) but they desired to hold to
    • souls is that we may be enkindled and inspired by the great interests
    • such and such a way; then in the last four hundred years there arose
    • says: ‘The time of sad decline endured until the awakening of
    • work disappeared from the minds of educated people. Opposition to old
    • since disappeared, and immediately the number of workers and the
    • age, that which great men have discovered and thought, regarding
    • In which the times are mirrored.
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1980,
    • last few years have shown what intense feelings of hatred and antipathy
    • such things, a great deal may be conjectured about the inner being of
    • knowledge cannot be acquired merely from the observation of daily
    • layers of misconception — and these must be cleared away. Think
    • man. The search for equity, misunderstood and hindered though
    • has once been acquired it is bound up with man's nature in quite
    • Nature herself arises. The man of the West, with his predominantly
    • can be acquired from a love extended to other races, ennobles and
    • and more powerful, who can be discovered only when we are able to
    • This lecture should show you that the hatred
    • follow those of hatred. Human love alone has power to heal the wounds
    • of hatred. If mankind has no wish for this love, chaos will remain.
    • hatred.
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Anthroposophical
    • and Cosmos, the Christ Being Himself appeared before him. He
    • Initiation conferred upon him as it were through Grace,
    • of having discovered Christ as a living reality. Such an
    • transfigured; he sees the present Earth in which the residue
    • because much of Atlantis was actually covered with mist and
    • objects appeared in clear outline. When men woke in the
    • substances, the more he membered into himself the substances
    • ensnared in matter, you must clothe yourselves in sheaths
    • maya, illusion, unreality. Nor could souls have endured such
    • Good. What he said to his pupils may be rendered in somewhat
    • reality and letting yourselves be inspired by the spiritual
    • Initiate, one who was a leading figure in Greece uttered the
    • find such bliss in the physical world, souls entered a
    • Power proclaimed so long in advance, actually appeared on the
    • Christ appeared among those who were living between death and
    • of Golgotha. Christ appeared among the dead — and for
    • spiritual world. When Christ appeared in the nether world it
    • sublime insight which this pictured mystery of mankind could
  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • from spiritual sources, has acquired the ability to study life as it
    • things of life pass unheeded to-day. But one who has acquired an eye
    • can be acquired with the healthy human understanding —
    • attitude to the problems it presented. One let oneself be stirred a
    • 3rd Edition, publ. 1932.] which appeared
    • takes place; it is prepared for the Reason of the day (and more so
    • sacred for the modern man. He should feel: I come from the spiritual
    • the fundamental mood of sacred regard for the moment of waking; this
    • required in order to be clever. They do not appeal to what can be
    • “Jesus” after every fifth word, one is considered to be
    • we required “spirit” [Geist] — and no one had
    • ignored. But it appears as if this is being learnt with difficulty,
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • grown accustomed to consider it in the course of the last hundred
    • production of ideas which are like remembered thoughts, but we must
    • means of Inspired cognition.
    • of our whole life as man, that means, if we have acquired the forces
    • the material events can be reduced can that gain ground in us which
    • authoritative, to be considered the only being to have
    • us as the sense world plays into us through thinking. This inspired
    • most beautiful life fruits nurtured in man when he assimilates what is
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • reacquired.
    • predispositions in man — intellectual aptitudes,
    • predispositions leading to feelings of sympathy or antipathy aroused
    • foreseen by a certain people, namely the Hebrews. They endeavoured to
    • priestly oracle of Urim and Thummim was a sacred lot; for in
    • Israel, give Thummim. This sacred lot was connected with the ephod,
    • 14:24 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted any food. \
    • 14:26 And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath. \
    • 14:28 Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint. \
    • 14:37 And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he answered him not that day. \
    • 14:39 For, as the LORD liveth, which saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die. But there was not a man among all the people that answered him. \
    • epoch, intellectuality can remain unimpaired even if no pleasure is
    • by Barlaam and his soul was fired by the Christian Impulse. This was
    • Christ in death can likewise be acquired by the human soul only on
    • Christ in the sense just explained can be acquired only on the
    • physical plane we have acquired the power to behold Him. Let us
    • acquired the necessary understanding, vision of the Christ would be
    • intellectuality will be impaired through immorality. The other aspect
    • thinking, right action, and so on. The words uttered by the Maitreya
    • Individuality appeared and was to become a Teacher of humanity, signs
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  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • the evening, people are generally too tired to harbour such thoughts.
    • could well be spared; then it would not be impossible to gain the
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • ignored; the definite directions — vertical, horizontal and
    • and then confront external coloured objects, we should then, in the
    • red, for example, the external event is some vibration which spreads
    • specific sensation of red is then released. Or the tone C sharp is
    • well, can be acquired by exercises. “Imaginative
    • stage of super-sensible perception. Sense-perception may be compared
    • breath. It was just the same when the will stirred. He stretched out
    • earlier conditions, but perhaps one can use it — required as
    • acquired they had grasped in the disposition of their souls what, in
    • knowledge required by their own age. Thus in the perception of the
    • one's thoughts outside, as one saw red or blue and heard C sharp, G
    • then the Seven Liberal Arts. They had to have been mastered by
    • which entered into things and was clearly aware that man shapes all
    • something that had to be acquired. The Greeks still saw thought in
    • — what we find when we go to school, what is offered in the
    • from personal predilection or subjective partiality when I assert
    • acquired by taking — inwardly, not outwardly — the spirit
    • civilisation in which they shared. We, too, must go forward. And we
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • human evolution in the way I have ventured to describe in the two
    • forward and made the sacrifice required in order that the building at
    • vaulted sky where the stars are closely clustered, almost forming
    • lost the perceptive sense for this, but it can be reacquired. Facing a
    • (geschaut) on confronting the cosmos. Human progress required
    • the ancient art of sculpture sees from the sculptured forms created
    • eyes of a sculptured figure of a human being, I must confine myself
    • sculptured expression in the formation of the eyes and his nose.
    • lightly or more strongly, as required in order to restrain the forces
    • predominated that man is a “breather”, a being of
    • right of Eurhythmy to be considered an art. One must return to the
    • pictures formed by the configured “imaginations” of
    • himself. In art, too, there is something that redeems and sets free.
  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • related to hatred, so hatred plays a great part in your whole
    • times there was in the Orient little of what was afterwards required of man
    • thyself” entered the historical life of man only when the early
    • man's inner glance was captured by all that he experienced in the
    • because these Mystery pupils, when still living in Asia, had acquired
    • quoted. But in its full weight it was uttered only in the older
    • “No-one who is not initiated in the sacred Mysteries should
    • this precept was uttered from out of the inner experience to which a man,
    • prepared by Oriental wisdom, was able to attain when he penetrated,
    • repeated only from tradition. It is not uttered with the necessary
    • there he appeared in gatherings where everything else went on in a
    • but appeared only as a tradition in the modern intellectual age.
    • and truly desired to look into his innermost being, then he would be
    • what they saw they afterwards uttered those words which were meant to
    • convey that one must be well prepared — above all in those
    • ancient times — if one desired to direct one's glance to the
    • feared to descend into the depths of man.
    • whereas a modern man might be considered mad if he put it all so
    • sense-images is not the atomistic world conjectured by the
    • into the chaos of destruction. This Ego must be tempered and hardened
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  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • doing acquired a power of vision into a spiritual world which is not
    • account only as having appeared in the world and brought to men the
    • form of consciousness in which modern man is born and bred, and which
    • for people have not yet been sufficiently prepared by Spiritual
    • fact, entered a realm where it is meaningless to speak of subjective and
    • the red at one end to the violet at the other, with all the shades
    • its environment and then split up and scattered. If you look at the
    • there, and then it splits up and is scattered like dust into the
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • available to those who have prepared their minds and hearts to
    • appeared to him at Damascus. Paul knew then, with absolute
    • Nazareth had suffered the shame of crucifixion was for Paul
    • the Mystery of Golgotha must be rediscovered to-day through
    • to-day. They entered into living, spiritual communion with Divine
    • from Divine-Spiritual worlds, had entered into physical bodies
    • an ending. At most they enquired about the nature of the change
    • its onward flow. They pondered about this but never about death
    • unintellectual. Ideas were inspired from the spiritual world, not
    • there was no knowledge of death; that He had suffered death upon
    • themselves acquired knowledge of death through the Christ. The
    • Lucifer and that Ahriman has only acquired the influence upon
    • recorded in history. The Ahrimanic impulse entered into earthly
    • revealed to them in the sacred institutions of the Mysteries.
    • it were Christ, the Messiah, Who suffered death by crucifixion,
    • gross error must have entered into the flow of his primeval
    • alone could convince him, when He appeared to him at Damascus.
    • path by which Ahriman entered the stream of evolution and to
  • Title: Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
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    • considered everything else an illusion; quite the contrary was
    • the case — it was called Realism because it considered man's
    • real, whereas Nominalism considered these ideas as mere names
    • already considered ideas and thoughts as something abstract, but they
    • considered as something spiritual, although this spirituality
    • intellectualism approached, the Nominalists discovered that they were
    • considered thoughts and ideas as something real, we would only obtain
    • old theology which considered the Christ only as the Son of the
    • of the Father” considered the Christ as the Son of God, people
    • were predominant in the past? — Whether the Son is at one with
    • the Third Person of the Trinity, the Spirit, was considered, people
    • scattered.
    • predominant, and played a great part in the human souls for their
    • An essay which appeared
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • acquired through spiritual science should enable us to see something
    • occurred in the historical course of development upon the earth, in
    • Although there it appeared in a different form, the fourth
    • certain people are, I might say, predisposed by Karma to be natural
    • possessed unconscious hereditary forces of knowledge, for its
    • born on January 6th. On that day something occurred which caused a
    • destiny and by the way in which death occurred in it.
    • At midnight the boy was discovered under the van — dead.
    • death we must therefore say: The boy's Karma had ordered the van to
    • give, is really a stammering, when compared with everything
    • historical background, for these events have never occurred. In
    • has not yet occurred, but that will occur in the future. What will
    • words have been uttered in the world, but one of the most tragic
    • experiences I can relate is connected with the phrases uttered by the
    • words can only be uttered when every living productive force of the
    • gathered by the etheric forces of those who have passed through the
  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • ideas required by us as human beings are given to us when we grasp
    • severed from one another, which he describes in his two chief
    • with the spiritual reality of things. Something entered the human
    • ignored to-day only because people cannot go back to the truly
    • complete whole if the laws discovered in it are at the same time
    • their moral and ethical wisdom; this had already disappeared in
    • forgotten its primeval wisdom and only remembered occasionally some
    • Aristotle that the nerves go out from the heart. Galilei endeavoured
    • the middle of the 15th century, an impulse which completely severed
    • has appeared, has this peculiarity: Contrary to the ancient
    • a good thing if this bible passage were to be considered a little by
    • that materialism is undoubtedly festered if they speak to men
  • Title: Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
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    • compared with what man of old felt pulsing through him from
    • themselves fettered to the world of economics or the world of
    • little stress on men being redeemed by Christ, not by
    • it.” For to attempt in any way to redress the signs of
    • compared with what one is inclined to assume from a surface
    • something that is entered in the Church Register, or the Town
    • also the owner of assessed property, duly entered in the Land
    • conquered parts of the world have to give — the impulse
    • of itself engendered an understanding of the idea of freedom.
    • universe, Goethe discovered metamorphosis, the
    • appeared, Eduard von Hartmann was one of the first to receive
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    • saw the face, highly distasteful to him, and then discovered
    • long ago,’ he writes, ‘tired after a long railway
    • entered from the opposite side. What a wretched-looking
    • pedant, I said to myself, and presently discovered that I had
    • appeared to him in his Imaginative cognition. Then she
    • Golgotha something great and mighty entered the evolution of
    • newly awakened, newly discovered power of clairvoyance, to
    • they enter her? They could indeed have entered her, if at
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • birth, before conception, and is then sheltered within the
    • that are part of reality appear grotesque compared with those
    • who is formed, configured, differentiated, under the
    • times been called by a word that might be rendered as
    • head again, and the form of his head is prepared at first in
    • born as a being who has acquired his form during the
    • be understood unless his earthly formation is considered.
    • planets. This has been referred to from other points of view.
    • referred to, for the unity of religion, art and science, do
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • experiences restored to us by our anthroposophical conception
    • something that can be compared to the thoughts and
    • to be slaughtered. All outer life was stilled; it was
    • external world; but when the fields were still covered with
    • forces of Nature a soil was prepared into which there
    • — if you have prepared your souls to perceive and feel
    • acquired by the Ego of your later years!’— And
    • gathered together in order to prepare for the rejoicings of
    • He also admired the charming customs and the language of the
    • encountered here or there. From my own personal experience on
    • reversal of EVA: AVE-EVA. People were deeply stirred by
    • prepared themselves, how they behaved before and during the
    • by a pure, unsullied, well-prepared soul and that it will not
    • not duly prepared for its reception. There is no longer any
    • It was an office not willingly transferred to anyone
    • country folk living in the scattered provinces of Hungary,
    • divine-spiritual reality — a belief acquired through
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    • A lecture delivered in the Architektenhaus, Berlin, March 2nd,
    • A lecture delivered in the Architektenhaus, Berlin,
    • entered human evolution through all that is connected with the name
    • earthly lives, indeed its aim is rather to reduce their number.
    • I have endeavoured to show
    • considered in connection with the great Zarathustra.
    • dreamlike clairvoyance, not only acquired knowledge but experienced a
    • entered the phenomenal world but this world is maya,
    • were once a part is also poured into the world immediately
    • endeavour of the ancient Indian to rediscover his connection with the
    • appeared during the time of man's gradual descent from the spiritual
    • the suffering that had entered into the world. Wisdom on the one
    • births can he be led to true redemption, to true freedom, for of
    • world of redemption and bliss eludes all descriptions derived from
    • form an idea of the realm entered by one who has been liberated from
    • human progress, and that is redemption from rebirth. And the first
    • compare it with Christianity. Six hundred years after the appearance
    • Six hundred years later,
    • thought but, with an altered state of things in which the factor of
    • But since another factor has entered into the process of descent I
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    • determined by the convictions of modern science. We are assured
    • does not merely observe what is there before the eye or conjectured
    • offered to the world.
    • these are considered to be diseases of the brain or nervous system,
    • And it must be remembered that this may have happened a very long
    • up while the sentence is being uttered.
    • predispose the human being to so-called epidemic diseases. Men and
    • — these people have a much stronger predisposition to epidemic
  • Title: Lecture: Speech and Song
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    • earthly life. He has left the former and has not yet entered into the
    • so often referred to as the primeval language of man was such that we
    • activity which the nerve-strands here develop is entered and
    • indeed coloured and shaded in manifold variety, but all the
    • from Imaginative to Inspired Cognition — when therefore we
    • song. But all this vowel world is variedly coloured or shaded in a
  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • everlasting impulse entered into human evolution; and so too, there
    • What we to-day call “Nature” appeared before men as an
    • this was how they answered, if we translate their words into a
    • And then a mighty event occurred. — The Spirit of the world of
    • had conquered death. And once again it was possible for man to solve
    • despair of the human body in death. About six hundred years
    • thought, the Buddha had the vision of death. Six hundred years
    • corpse he had discovered the truth of suffering as a last
    • beyond death — for death had been conquered by Christ in the
    • service over the grave in the sure conviction that death is conquered
    • union of mortal man on Earth with Christ. Through Christ, man redeems
    • fifteenth centuries man has acquired a knowledge that penetrates
    • when men looked through the telescope and spectroscope and discovered
    • sleeping knowledge, would awaken man, who is fettered in the
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    • A lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 28th of
    • A lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 28th of
    • cultural ingredient that now permeates our whole external
    • and that time when a certain physicist prepared a frog's leg which
    • quivered, and so he discovered electricity! How long ago was that?
    • ingredient. Indeed, it is far more than this! You see, when the men
    • occurred not so very long ago. Today we speak of the atoms as if they
    • acoustics, it was not necessary to judge morally that which appeared
    • sphere which is now considered to be the most important constituent
    • conjured and juggled about with electricity in a strange way, without
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    • great store of wisdom has in fact disappeared, and it is known today
    • from generation to generation. This must be what occurred at that
    • evolved. It was nurtured by only the few who were initiated into the
    • just forgotten, but it eventually disappeared. People simply no
    • disappeared.
    • creation of the earth; he belongs to the spiritual world; he entered
    • physical bodies through forces acquired in the Mysteries and ventured
    • expressed this by saying that human beings were, of course, inspired
    • the spiritual evolution of humanity, something was nurtured as a kind
    • not use it. But Clemens designated what entered human capacity
    • philosophers prepared humanity for the event that took place with the
    • within an ordinary physical human body; a specially prepared soul,
    • still preserved at least some idea of why this was so. He wondered
    • what it was that inspired humankind in the ancient Mysteries. He
    • thought that they were inspired through the Christ's influence,
    • past, before the Mystery of Golgotha, the Christ appeared to human
    • When it so pleased him, he appeared to one person in one angelic
    • form, and to another as a different angel. Thus he appeared to human
    • beings in many and various forms. Later, however, he appeared in the
    • importance. What was it that now entered human understanding?
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    • to which I have often referred, of ‘psychophysical
    • view no relationship can be discovered between them. For it goes
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • covered by such alluvial deposits and we must conceive that in the
    • the earth's development manifold disturbances have occurred through
    • referred to; we may assume that the geologists have access to the
    • forms, which as yet had no skeleton and were the first predecessors
    • events, events which occurred when, through radiating its warmth into
    • have devoured nothing living; they are prior to all life, above all
    • itself to our physical eyes approximately during the periods covered
    • difference in the earth's appearance as compared with what it
    • conscientiously and, methodically as any other science, is considered
    • compared with what those half-crazy spiritual investigators say, it
    • arrived at results which differed from those that had been current
    • direction, so that what had formerly been covered by sea becomes dry
    • have sunk hundreds, yes, in certain cases, many thousands of feet,
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • completely sundered from one another, that have no separate
    • ordered and controlled. We carry them with us through the gate of
    • referred. Try to formulate the question clearly, basing it on what
    • has already been indicated and what we have already considered
    • way be altered thereby. Just as little can you perform any kind
    • present runs an ordered and logical course. And if you try to
    • nearly without exception, it is considered to be a
    • related to hunger. You will have gathered from what I have already
    • actually carries something away. A hole is bored in our own
    • the ray of light has bored a hole. As a result hunger makes
    • been bored in the manner described.
    • four hundred years external science has collected a vast number of
    • and people no longer remembered the Trinity; that is to say,
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    • reden selber mit. Denken Sie einmal nach, was da, sagen wir, im Laufe
    • einer halben Stunde hintereinander geredet wird, ob mehr Zusammenhang
    • Denkweisen, die reden eigentlich immer von einer Dualität, von
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    • larger circles; on the other hand it is not to be wondered at when we
    • best time possible for carrying out our work in the desired manner,
    • compared with any other — quite apart from the separate details
    • to which I referred when I spoke about the significance of colour, of
    • — is more and more required, that a great number of those who
    • have worked with us may have already discovered that precisely in
    • were it not that the occult researches of the West had been fostered
    • need to ask about His Being, for hundreds and thousands of years they
    • can be made any use of at all, because Madame Blavatsky entered a
    • Bodhisattva was that individuality who, five hundred years before our
    • disciples — and among others him who prepared the
    • ‘you do not understand this,’ we may be considered
    • described in Esoteric Christianity appeared in human fleshly
    • standpoint — than would be said to anyone in India who ventured
    • reduce that which separates us from any Eastern theosophical school?
    • to-day, when for the first time we meet again. I referred to it as a
    • desired. On this account we may say that we need oppose no one. We
    • are much at variance among themselves. As soon as things are enquired
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    • be read as though registered in a delicate spiritual substance, the
    • continuously even at the present day. What occurred in the time of
    • only it is covered over and made invisible by what to-day surrounds
    • School of Wundt, which is considered decisive not only in German
    • gathered into a sort of focus, — into the ego. It would be
    • by-acquiring a feeling that may be compared to the giddiness
    • because something entered the world through the Mystery of Golgotha
    • be pictured in thought, becomes through clairvoyance, objective
    • offered by the Spirits of Will to the Cherubim. This should give us
    • Spirits of Will offered sacrifice to the Cherubim, that in the smoke
    • Time-Spirits, and that external heat is nothing but maya as compared
    • have just endeavoured to describe you will see that the soul will
    • endeavoured in our consideration of ancient Saturn to penetrate more
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    • from this sacrificial deed offered by the Thrones to the Cherubim is
    • understanding ever does so against his own will. A sacrifice offered
    • through which we may receive what may be offered to us as revelation
    • we have prepared ourselves sufficiently? It reveals itself as the
    • suppose that he was present when the sacrifice was being offered. Let
    • the feeling of one enraptured by what we call
    • Cherubim, were inspired to pour forth into the world, to offer to the
    • what is the character of these Spirits who appeared on the Sun in
    • already there — the gifts offered to the environment on ancient
    • Sun had been, as it were, stored up in time: as it were, guarded in
    • the other occurrence in that it occurred later. The giving comes from
    • suppose that the earth were not as it is now, but that what occurred
    • then do they receive back! Their own being surrendered by them became
    • picture appeared before our soul of the sacrificing Thrones, giving
    • the outpoured gift of glowing heat and sacrificial incense. At the
    • a soul-sphere whereas previously we considered it from a physical
    • aspect. And we shall now see that the Being who appeared on earth as
    • Being, suppose all this gathered up and taken away to reappear
    • sacrifice, and around Him are gathered those who are to receive it
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    • something spiritual is to be sought. We endeavoured to describe the
    • referred are so far removed from anything experienced by man at the
    • degree of renunciation and self-denial he has acquired as regards the
    • things usually desired by man.
    • until now have appeared in some respects to be somewhat of an
    • lingered behind on the ancient Moon. We might easily suppose these to
    • could never have acquired his human dignity, in the true sense of the
    • encountered in connection with ancient Saturn, although it is there
    • renounce the sacrifice, they do not accept what is offered them. We
    • but give back that which was offered up to them. It is
    • Cherubim who did not accept the proffered sacrifice, but diverted its
    • that eternity and immortality were acquired by certain divine
    • that this was prepared even during the Saturn-age; so that Eternity
    • airy conditions condensed to watery conditions. Water first appeared
    • fact that the consequences of that resignation appeared clearly
    • accepted the proffered sacrifice, they would — speaking
    • substance of the sacrifice that had been poured forth and
    • the proffered sacrifice, the Luciferic beings could not have remained
    • by accepting the sacrifice offered to us; then would the whole of
    • should like to remind you of that Spanish King who considered the
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    • a spiritualistic circle was, that the letter was delivered to the
    • not accept it. The sacrifice offered by Abel was accepted. What we
    • the regions referred to, both conceptions and ideas slip into use
    • who rejected the proffered sacrifice, there is renunciation or
    • what he had formerly endured is rising to the surface, he may have
    • experience had not occurred he would simply have gone home, perhaps
    • sacrifice offered to highest Beings, to more widely-extending,
    • they had been able to do this what they offered would have passed
    • — which later on was poured into evolution, so to speak. We see
    • living only in themselves, if something else had not occurred.
    • to redress the balance. This is the arrival on the scene of new
    • form of boredom? But between the boredom which is as a rule only
    • and would otherwise have been desolate--for boredom is also a kind of
    • balm of the pictures was slowly poured in, filling the desolate void
    • within that which we have acquired through our earth-phase, of what
    • replaced by something else, something that is able to redeem it by
    • earth's embodiment which we can the phase of redemption. We shall see
    • Redemption,’ just as her last embodiment — that of the
    • earth, in which as we know redemption comes to us through the Mystery
    • subsoil of our soul, a never-ceasing craving for redemption. It is as
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    • fundamentally, as regards its qualities, can only be compared with
    • that we must reduce the elements of heat back to the spiritual, to
    • that the world of Maya might be compared with the rippling play of
    • referred to in our last lecture. We then started from the hidden
    • knowledge may be acquired externally and established by man through
    • fact that during that period sacrifice was to be offered by certain
    • them; so that, as it were, the smoke of the sacrifice offered by the
    • into the Beings who had desired to offer it up. We also saw that much
    • this, which aspired, but was unable to ascend to the Higher Entities,
    • that Beings were present there who desired to offer sacrifice, but
    • rejection of the sacrifice offered by Cain, which symbolically
    • be made; the substance offered in sacrifice to them rejected; and the
    • longing thereby arising within the Beings who desired to offer and
    • sacrifice which could not be offered, can at any rate now be
    • planet, the less exalted gathered together. Now suppose that the
    • undeniable fact that that which was to have been offered up would
    • something which they would gladly have offered up in sacrifice, and
    • attain its real meaning, if it could be offered up.
    • which was severed from its purpose by renunciation. Now we have
    • concepts to be considered were somewhat complicated. It will
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    • that was created hundreds of years ago. Events which meant
    • of people are prepared to recognize the truths of that
    • people are prepared to let the dawn of such a science arise,
    • arisen because the reality is considered in an unspiritual
    • way and the world of the spirit cannot be ignored with
    • that the spirits will put up with being ignored. You may
    • spirits take their revenge if they are ignored here on earth.
    • revenge of the spirits who have been ignored for too
    • if they had endeavoured to recognize the world of the spirit
    • dead who have entered the world of the spirit either during
    • gone through the gate of death and entered the world of the
    • spirits seeking to gain access by reducing human awareness.
    • or five hundred years old and something entirely different
    • to understand what is happening, no one is prepared to see
    • interfere. Considering the incredibly superficial level of
    • chaos will certainly not be reduced if — speaking
    • papered-over chaos would be no better than the carnage we
    • be nothing left to smash in the world. This is considered
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • acquired habits will have to go and a new way of thinking and
    • given for the things acquired in the world of the spirit to
    • mattered to him, among other things, was to see beyond maya
    • based on truth and not illusion. The Fama appeared in 1614, the
    • entered parliament. After some time he would even be a
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    • to be incredible, warped and downright foolish.
    • which differed from generally accepted views had to be said
    • illusions come in all shades of meaning; they are coloured by
    • make no sense to them. Until materialists are prepared to say
    • head aglow, absolutely fired with enthusiasm, and told me he
    • consciously and clearly considered and ways must be found to
    • hundred may well become opponents. That is a law; it is the
    • in hundreds of ways, not just a few dozen. His answer was:
    • offered a manuscript to Philosophisch-Anthroposophischer Verlag,
    • by groups of people who have to be ignored — for our
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    • going to be prepared to accept these truths out of their own
    • until now were initiated in the Mysteries considered it to be
    • red-hot coals to people, for this is how humanity has
    • age it was possible for individuals who desired to harm their
    • into Paradise. I think it is not much to the credit of men in
    • or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the
    • the soil has not been prepared. People are not inclined to
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • them. Instead of merely being blue or red, the blue and the
    • red in the world around them told them the thoughts which
    • through heredity or education, to send impulses into the
    • has occurred between evolution as it was in the past and
    • a long time before human beings are prepared to grasp this
    • predestination. But they dwell in bodies destined for good or
    • want to be inspired by anything of a spiritual nature. This
    • first of all notes a form of hatred or dislike arising
    • — hatred being merely another aspect of fear —
    • London congress, which was chaired by Darwin's son,
    • were compared to those of the poor, who have less opportunity
    • far the rich could resist getting tired and how far the poor
    • such a capacity for getting tired and she such a capacity;
    • today growing children cannot be considered in a way which
    • Anything which does not fit in with this is considered
    • And if human beings are not prepared to take up impulses
    • body. It will be considered a sign of illness for anyone to
    • People who think like that will be considered to be sick and
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    • have to be considered, otherwise we cannot really understand
    • luciferic seduction entered into the whole process of
    • I have referred a number of times. What has happened is that
    • things are, of course, considered to be an old superstition.
    • Blurred dream images came into everyday sensory perception,
    • modern democracy and an enlightened parliament, three hundred
    • world. All they are prepared to accept is that they will find
    • refers should not be considered in a sentimental way, but
    • considered to be right today and the absolute ideal.
    • entered as deeply into materialism as it has in
    • prepared to consider this thought.
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    • weights and the effort required to lift them. To make the
    • thing more credible, the pretend weights usually have figures
    • written on them — so and so many hundredweight, or
    • being presented in hundreds, if not thousands, of ways during
    • is like the real weight, not the cardboard one. Hundreds or
    • my original analogy: If all objects appeared in their true
    • were made to walk a red hot grid. If they got burned, they
    • were considered to be guilty, if not, if they walked across
    • without being harmed, they were considered to be innocent.
    • of fire even then; they did not enjoy walking over red hot
    • factors need to be considered than those which arise from the
    • in their place. Today it is considered important, especially
    • considered most important today to understand everything. We
    • faculties which will later have them prepared to be
    • content in the living truth compared to the dead, abstract
    • in elements remembered from the past, as in a garment. In
    • prepared to put up with reality if it fits in with their own
    • considered as communications of this kind. It is important to
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    • gathered, from what I said yesterday, that at the present
    • if this goes on for a few hundred years the reality will be
    • the ‘significant’ compared to the
    • compared this with the idea that the best way of making sure
    • ‘Compared to the eternity it takes to create
    • battle! What are a few tons of organic matter compared to
    • principle: ‘What are so and so many hundredweight of
    • material compared to what will be the end result?’ It
    • has gradually entered more and more into the lifeless sphere,
    • such a building. These things must be considered and given
    • speaking, the people who are considered to be most
    • considered it in the light of reality, that it has been
    • certainly be compared to an organism. The political events on
    • earth can be compared to an organism; but we must not compare
    • compared to the organism. As soon as we compare the whole
    • compared to a cell, a fully developed cell. Life on the earth
    • as a whole can be compared to an organism, and then the
    • proof that the life of the whole earth must be compared to
    • fruit, compared to concepts not based on reality, which are
    • have occurred in the last three years. What, then, is the
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    • have considered all kinds of ideas which may explain the
    • therefore acquired a number of ideas concerning present
    • frequently spoken of the significant break which occurred in
    • enquire into the nature of the ahrimanic powers which entered
    • mentioned, these battles have recurred over and over again,
    • entered into us when Michael won his victory that we are
    • for the crowd of ahrimanic spirits has entered into all of
    • So we can work out what this child looked like a hundred
    • out what it will look like in a hundred and fifty years. It
    • human being, for example. A hundred years ago the child did
    • a physical human being in a hundred and fifty years'
    • never happen that in a hundred and fifty years time a child
    • much admired brilliant ideas and moral impulses —
    • prepared to believe. Anyone who has the opportunity to go
    • prepared to admit. And the human actions performed under the
    • world, are mirrored right now in 1917, much of what is
    • time but have since been reduced to absurdity. 2+2=4 would
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • to be considered in all its significance.
    • unaware of this — would be extremely powerful compared
    • appeared at that time which was more epoch-making and of more
    • societies. The ideas entered into the social sphere and
    • spiritual life must be encountered as a reality. Today,
    • the predictions were made. And everybody still talks just
    • that there really was a science which considered the future.
    • being discovered. These laws do not relate to what is in
    • is not visible. It also holds the past, but this has withered
    • aspect would be missing if we considered the spiritual aspect
    • at several hundred degrees below zero in the light of
    • are so high and mighty, these people who have entered
    • would be a veritable Dr Faust himself compared to the Wagners
    • like this to people outside, for they are totally unprepared.
    • possible to gain in such fields today had reconsidered
    • orientalists do. They are not prepared, however, to build the
    • to get out of the Chaos into which humanity has entered.
    • and this in a very different way from what is considered to
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    • already considered and others which are still to be
    • considered. It really has to be taken into account that, in
    • course shown by the red line here (see Fig.
    • the outside. We see the red line here (see Fig. 11a), but
    • spared the inner emptiness which enters into so many hearts
    • be recalled later on in life may be offered something from
    • needs to be considered in this context. Because of the
    • be considered at a later time. The whole life of the human
    • told of how certain green-coloured crystals which dwell in
    • ideas, so that we can tell many stories about the life shared
    • here, that people who considered themselves competent
    • people are prepared to learn from events. Someone who had
    • want is to be bothered in the limited field in which they are
    • You will find that current political issues can also be considered
    • one of the best pieces of work in this field, one is tired
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    • prepared to recognize the relationship which exists between
    • hereditary traits. Lucifer and the ahrimanic powers wanted
    • achieved by placing them in the stream of heredity, where
    • physical heredity was given to humanity by the spirits of
    • with the earth. In everything connected with heredity, with
    • heredity in the ancient religions. The laws of Judaism
    • laws of heredity here on earth. People had to learn to live
    • ordered on earth.
    • affairs were ordered; in short, account was taken of
    • hereditary traits arising from blood bonds. The priests of
    • anything connected with heredity through blood relationship.
    • teachings of rebellion against heredity and against tribal
    • inspired by the spirits of darkness. Those ages extended as
    • the bonds of family and heredity. All this does not, of
    • natural world, and in 1413, the year when the break occurred
    • event which occurred in 1879. Until then they had their
    • be ordered on the basis of tribal relationships, of blood
    • to work against hereditary traits in humanity; from the last
    • make people aware of their tribal, blood and hereditary bonds
    • is considered idealistic, when in reality it is an early sign
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    • was something we referred to yesterday: Through millennia,
    • plan according to which human affairs on earth were ordered
    • would have been made with incredible acumen. This is one
    • connection with the spiritual world based on reduced
    • are done because something appeared to them in a dream which
    • because some spirit or other appeared to me in a
    • your pardon, from the consumption they themselves suffered
    • he was not really a literary historian. He lectured on
    • which offered the best opportunity, especially at the time,
    • mattered at this time. Marbach states that in his conscious
    • Goethe lets the much admired advances on which civilizations
    • difficult to say truth-inspired things today because they
    • their place. People are so little prepared today to
    • have occurred since the fall of the spirits of darkness; we
    • people felt and reacted after 1879 compared to the way they
    • We now join hands across a hundred years
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    • heart. You see, therefore, that a major change has occurred
    • things. How did America come to be rediscovered in such a
    • materialistic terms if you say: America was discovered and
    • complex nature of these things, which can only be discovered
    • This is where the forces are anchored which act with each
    • twenty-sixth year, and so on. You will recall that I referred
    • have to be prepared to gain conscious knowledge of things
    • teleology, the theory of design and purpose, which mattered,
    • has to be considered when we speak of human evolution. It is
    • indeed. It can only be discovered if we carry out genuinely
    • as we know it today, is not much more than a hundred years
    • through human evolution, is just slightly over a hundred
    • that several hundred professors are employed as professors of
    • always started his lectures with what he considered to be
    • history is not considered to be ‘history’ either.
    • compare this with what can be predicted to apply in the
    • is only when this is seriously considered and these issues
    • something whilst awake, he would simply be ignored. It is the
    • And if anyone should wake up they are simply ignored.
    • therefore, a man woke up and saw that what mattered was not
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    • and Redemption
    • consciousness can only be acquired if the whole task of culture and
    • occurred in the course of human evolution: man's becoming independent
    • consciousness soul appeared in human evolution in the first half of
    • something continued to develop (red) that lives, not in
    • what I have drawn here in red; and through what I have drawn here in
    • filtered down into pure thinking — and how, from there, one can
    • has occurred, in addition to the moral fall of man. And this
    • man reduced to understanding only what lives on earth? Because
    • he was conscious of sin, in fact, because he considered himself too
    • something that mattered in human affairs. And so, without
    • dreams murmured: Causality rules in the world; one event always
    • natural scientists, these dreams were delivered in croaking tirades
    • there must sound what is now being declared by spiritual-scientific
    • knowledge is acquired only in the course of time, to use a trivial
    • the truthfulness that, to begin with, one acquired for oneself in
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    • 7. foredrag av 14 fra bindet "Golgotha-mysteriets Bakgrunn"
    • begivenheter. Vi har i andre foredrag ofte talt om hvordan
    • legeme. Der skred et vesen hen over denne vår jord, om
    • også at som forberedelse til Golgatamysteriet blev det
    • forberedte seg til den begivenhet som antydes ved
    • forberedelse har dette mysterium allerede tre ganger fullbyrdet
    • fullbyrdet seg på det fysiske plan. De andre, forberedende
    • Ved alle disse begivenheter som forbereder
    • ofret seg selv som menneske, ofret seg allerede i den
    • den. Alt som skjer før den tid viser forberedende hen
    • dypere forståelse forberedes ikke i den første tid av
    • foredrag, fordi de er av så overordentlig stor betydning.
    • Da skjedde den tredje Kristusbegivenhet. For
    • tredje gang forbandt det vesen, som senere blev født som
    • - ikke straks fullt bevisst, men bare som en forberedelse frem
    • forberedt til å forstå det sprog som måtte tales
    • sfinxene ennu ikke kunne si, men som de bare skulle forberede,
    • periode, da mennesket - forberedt ved den gresk-latinske kultur
    • Det tredje som barnet må lære
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    • if the views acquired in a more recent age — especially in the
    • a certain extent, suffered this very fall of man. Modern
    • in the light of this thinking, acquired through the natural sciences as
    • mediaeval thinking which entered modern thinking is that the activity
    • thinking is ignored altogether and there is no philosophy leading to
    • force of thinking acquired on earth no longer works in the warmth and
    • to enter pre-earthly existence. Man's pre-existence was declared dogmatically
    • pre-earthly life, and a science of Nature arose which considered man
    • most incredibly abstract explanation. “Beautiful” is a
    • only be redeemed through the Christ. Christianity must first be
    • order to redeem man from the fall into sin on the part of natural
    • beyond this, are ignored.
    • hand thinking has been fettered, because darkness has been thrown over
    • post-existent life can, however, only be acquired through
    • the super-sensible world will remain an unexplored region, inaccessible
    • redemption once more, even in the intellectual sphere redemption from
    • and compare it with the remainder of the skeleton (skull-bones compared
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    • considered to be parables at all. What man sees in the kingdoms
    • 4:4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. \
    • 4:6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. \
    • 4:8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. \
    • what may be compared in Nature outside with this rhythmic
    • the human being something takes place that may be compared with what
    • of going to sleep must be compared with the spring and the deeper our
    • to sleep must be compared with the season of spring and waking with that
    • ancient sacred Indian culture; then came the ancient Persian and the
    • circumstance that the death of the Sultan Soliman actually occurred
    • appeared. In this Calendar will be found signs that differ from those
    • with German culture! No credence whatever should be given to this
    • that truth must reign among us as a sacred law.
    • und Widmungen; Credo: Der Einzelne und das All.
    • appeared in the Spring number of
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    • print. It should also be remembered that certain premises were taken
    • the great botanist, Schleiden, discovered the plant cell. He was the
    • previously plants were able to be considered only in relation to
    • of the nature of plants may have appeared somewhat too early. Fechner
    • the tissue at all if it is not considered in connection with a
    • be considered by itself or whether it remains inexplicable by itself,
    • world cannot be considered in isolation, because to the view of the
    • cannot be considered in any other way than as a member of our common
    • natural science — covered large portions of the earth's
    • considered too ridiculous if spiritual science, by its methods, comes
    • being in the evening, when he is tired, as his consciousness is
    • over the whole planetary world around us. As incredible as it may
    • it is the same as when the human being is surrendered to the whole
    • states of consciousness must be pictured as reversed in a certain
    • be compared with the human being falling asleep. The human being
    • to the sun being is simply something that may be compared spiritually
    • activity — although this could be compared with the sleep
    • plant covering. The plants cannot directly be considered the thoughts
    • forces what it has conquered for itself. Just as the human being,
    • permit what has been conquered in an earlier time to emerge again
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    • the ingredients that have entered into the spiritual life of
    • referred to the fact that in the 18th century there still
    • on the part of mankind as a whole, before man ever entered
    • into physical heredity. This is significant, for we here see
    • that those who shared Saint Martin's way of thinking still
    • scattered throughout the civilised world, even as late as the
    • Convention, and subsequently in the Council of Five Hundred.
    • credulous and 'stupid' populace, what was well known to the
    • against the things Dupuis discovered with such genius when he
    • facts which has been so gloriously discovered in our
    • discovered gunpowder as a result of their external science,
    • the Middle Ages, they endeavoured to withhold a certain
    • disappeared almost entirely. That is why many things that
    • engendered, would have played their part in the social life
    • gathered up in such statements as that Truth knows of no
    • things which are simply there because man has acquired purely
    • enabled to communicate with the dead, then they discovered
    • Christ-force entered the evolution of mankind. ‘In
    • mattered; and when they used a word, they did so with a
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    • Mineralogy and Geophysics, are prepared to recognise. The
    • sleep is at the time when the Summer Solstice has occurred,
    • matters are entered in it, namely the figures under the
    • respective headings Debit and Credit. In
    • period of time, representing as it does the time, required
    • This is sincerely possible if we are prepared to enter
    • Catholic Church has acquired a certain habit of speech
    • but it will not be prepared to look for those spiritual
    • air that is breathed out through our larynx, configured
    • thought in your head, and the configured air that passes
    • suffered the Fall, so to speak, whereby it is now a mere
    • Physics itself Goethe was pointing to that which I desired to
    • point out when I referred to Pallas Athene as the
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    • the profane world calls the Sacred Fire; ‘Sacred
    • Sacred Fire (or, as we might also call it, the Sacred
    • hut the human being too was membered thus: head = Aries; neck
    • century. Men like Carus declared that the pure study of the
    • primeval human times a science — acquired by somewhat
    • the fixed stars. All that appeared to the human being as the
    • signify, transferred to Man; For the old astronomers it was
    • considered this the most important thing: to perceive how
    • particulate example. (Dupuis, as I said, considered the
    • of an animal or man — unless it be prepared and laid
    • be developed. What is admired so much, in the progress of
    • admired if looked upon as a beginning. It is only when the
    • position, as compared with a certain epoch of the past. For
    • credulity and superstition which is so widespread in the
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    • the knowledge acquired in physics or chemistry beyond, into
    • there flares up all at once that which slowly glimmered and shone
    • paradoxical, the part which is generally considered as man's most
    • acquiring this certainty, they acquired a certain feeling in
    • feel that the certainty which it acquired, the certainty which it
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    • that all this is the result of heredity. Our modern epoch places
    • that differed from our present way of contemplating it. Only a
    • The fact that we are structured in such a way, that our structure
    • heavenly spaces, this was considered by an older world conception
    • first endeavored to develop what is contained in the power of
    • were called “mantras”; these were not uttered in
    • whole human organism shared in the strength and power of these
    • mantric words. What the child poured out, as it were, in its
    • — this the pupil of the oriental sage poured into his own
    • world's vibrations entered into him. Just as in ordinary speech
    • world's vibrations entered the inner Word experienced by the
    • itself, the super-sensible essence of the world poured itself into
    • completely sheltered within a moral order of the universe, not
    • felt completely sheltered in a divine spiritual world that
    • one hand, birth — and in birth and heredity we may perceive
    • through germination and heredity. Yet he must also think that at
    • man's birth and that appeared in the form of natural processes in
    • can also be considered from another aspect. We may cherish the
    • which he acquired a feeling of Ego consciousness and the
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  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • so he inquired the next day how the patient was feeling and he
    • sphere, was deeply stirred by the loss of his beloved son.
    • possibly have seen those photographs. It appeared that the
    • in order to gain the true conscientiousness required in a
    • granted that when the human being is awake he gets tired and as a
    • person who really has no cause whatever for getting tired during
    • through our senses we know unmistakably that we see red or hear
    • discovered by those who investigate these matters conscientiously
    • change his handwriting, the application of energy required for
    • the transformation of a habit may be compared with the gymnastic
    • of thoughts in ordinary life. Even as we ordinarily perceive red
    • of a remembered thought, only with this thinking developed in
    • recognizing the scientific conscientious method acquired by
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • time been considered as unreality in the world. But such a
    • stars, they tell us in their language that reality is poured down
    • reality); the Greeks yearned for a kind of redemption in human
    • St. John ventured to pronounce the words: “And the Word
    • man! The whole way of looking upon life was inspired by a
    • of looking upon life was inspired by a world-wide cosmology which
    • time only state that Christ Jesus had appeared, for the stars had
    • Sacrifices should be offered to Christ, who transforms the Maya
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • would manifest itself as inspired consciousness, as inspirations
    • able to use the inspired state of consciousness.
    • earth and that the living essence must be discovered and lifted
    • physics discovered since Goethe's time in the field of
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • reality the world which we experience may be compared with the
    • the world which we experience may be compared with the images
    • by what the human being has acquired ever since the middle of the
    • is that at the same time in which man entered the stage of
    • rediscover the meaning of history in some other way. The world of
    • in which it appeared in ancient times. In past epochs man could
    • ensured, even as the pagan cosmogonies spoke of mankind's
    • appeared to him in the cosmogony and in the myths. There was no
    • such a clergyman would simply show that he is predisposed to
    • fully, just because it discovered, as it were, subsequently, all
    • things, which should not be ignored, for to the extent in which
    • they are ignored, people will lose the possibility to experience
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • evolution is the one in which intellectual life predominates. The
    • certain ingredients, they never connected this with the idea of
    • living essence conjured up from an indefinite living universe.
    • entered man's physical-earthly part, the being of flesh and
    • human evolution to people who were not adequately prepared for
    • Anthroposophy to rediscover man's connection with his own self
    • entered man, in his quality of human being living upon the
    • on earth. The fact that the Mystery of Golgotha entered history
    • were, should not be considered as an historical coincidence. We
    • ingredients of the earth, and the cosmos sent down to the earth
    • the God who entered man, as a cosmic answer to the wonderful
    • one entered icy regions, when an ancient Greek philosopher, for
    • felt himself transferred to glacier regions.
    • of spiritual aristocracy. Consequently their hatred is directed
    • as to attract as many predestined souls as possible, for these
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • will repeat the same words in a slightly altered form:
    • their hearts are united in their connection with Him Who entered the
    • enmity, aversion and hatred, one and the same feeling may everywhere
    • penetrate the human soul at this time: out of the blood and hatred
    • thought which must develop in order that many things may be acquired
    • Creation gradually arose: how Lucifer appeared to man, and how men
    • Jesus has poured out over the Earth and into the Earth's aura what He
    • man something which has entered human evolution through the Luciferic
    • man-nature which Adam acquired after the fall. The tree of knowledge
    • Jesus prepared, in the twofold manner we already know, that which had
    • body of Jesus of Nazareth. It shows how Christ prepared for Himself
    • disappeared.
    • other places. But what Schröer then discovered of the customs
    • of the villages and were regarded as something especially sacred.
    • it was considered very important that the spectators should
    • once occurred that these things were dramatised in this fashion for
    • Christmas had first to conquer mankind. And it conquered the people
    • desired to prepare their lives with this moral intensity.
    • child-nature, which is connected with what entered into the
    • it shows in a manner really startling how man acquired the thought of
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    • thought, however, is especially predominant. We think how enemy stands
    • Him who entered the world on the day we celebrate at Christmas.
    • from this thought that drew together the two sacred stories. Only a
    • Jesus poured out over the earth what He could bring to the earth, He
    • poured it into the aura of the earth. What the Christ brought into
    • view. The Luciferic principle entered the human being when the
    • Lucifer entered into earthly evolution. What the human being achieves
    • originally predestined. This makes it appear that something different
    • to understand it. Definite mental images are required if we wish to
    • colored evolution of the earth, grows out of Adam's grave, out of the
    • remains in the form in which it has been conferred on us, as we
    • of the spiritual worlds. In the body of Jesus He prepared for
    • Mystery of Golgotha would only need to have been conferred on
    • festival shows how Christ prepared the human body for himself
    • extent they have now disappeared.
    • disappeared even in rural areas in approximately the middle of the
    • treasured as something especially sacred. When October came around,
    • The plays gathered by Karl Julius Schröer and others in the
    • approached with a certain kind of sacred modesty, with great
    • technique, but then it was desired to bring more life to the
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    • contents, new qualities are poured, we begin to realise the true
    • prepared to state that historical research will, however unwillingly,
    • with the spiritual world. The spiritual world actually entered into
    • the case in olden times; for he then entered into those intermediate
    • states between waking and sleep when the spiritual world appeared
    • consists in one faculty being acquired at the expense of another, and
    • present era, and the gifts to civilisation which poured from his
    • and more deeply into his inner being and there discovered the
    • every physical phenomenon. The whole civilisation inspired by
    • think he has discovered a great truth here, but it leads to nothing
    • the world of the senses, in the ordered grouping of the stars,
    • Two things must here be remembered.
    • summer or in the daytime reveal his activity unhampered by Ahriman.
    • To-day, the anatomist has discovered the existence of twelve pairs of
    • thing to be remembered. The teachings of Zarathustra influenced the
    • thought which predominated, sometimes the occult, after Greek thought
    • his great predecessors — Geometry from the Egyptians,
    • the sacred teaching of the relations of man to the spiritual world
    • in the documents of a later era. Inspired by the inner impulse of his
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    • words like these: “When I have endeavoured to unravel some of
    • nature. The pictures referred not to the physical world but to the
    • that of prehistoric man, as well as the clairvoyance acquired by true
    • that there had once been an age when their predecessors had gazed
    • being sacred animals; deep veneration was paid to them for they were
    • cries of lamentations were uttered at the death of cats. Again, we
    • are told that if an Egyptian saw a dead animal, he dared not approach
    • made on modern man by the Pyramids, standing on their four-cornered
    • dismembered the body, hid it in a coffin and threw it into the sea.
    • found the fragments of his dismembered body, she buried them in
    • entered into a physical body this higher Self withdraws to the
    • fettered within the corruptible body, and this body is subject to
    • The Osiris-power living in man is fettered by Typhon — fettered
    • antiquity, was revered by the Egyptians as having had the most
    • each, with five additional days — making three hundred and
    • hundred and sixty-five days a year had run its course. Now as we know
    • after a lapse of four times three hundred and sixty-five years it
    • one thousand, four hundred and sixty years that the heavenly
    • the course of one thousand, four hundred and sixty years the year
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    • manifold many-coloured fluttering of butterflies moving so freely.
    • considered. Aviation, however would only assume its right form could it
    • things are only grasped rightly when the spiritual is considered.
    • the butterfly exists as such, four things are required. First of all the
    • fire. This is only hindered by the burning. By reason of this it is
    • the physical substance required by the egg, but in this moisture lives
    • matured as far as the ego. It is an ego in which we see the butterfly
    • could be pronounced only by the priest, because he had been prepared to
    • He puts the egg on a specially prepared plate and observes it through
    • and water which after all play their part are no longer considered.
    • taught no longer has any connection with Nature. Nature is referred to
    • to them any longer. Anyone saying them is considered mad. It really is
    • mad that this should be so! It is not the really mad who are considered
    • the next cell he explained that this patient suffered from abnormal
    • imprisoned — the gaily coloured butterfly darting forth. This is
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    • the spiritual world. From my last two lectures here you will have gathered
    • constantly repeated rhythmical process can be compared with two
    • different things here in physical existence on earth. It can be compared
    • may be compared with what I have been describing. But with the processes
    • always to live in the present. Your remembered thoughts are what make it
    • up our etheric body and follow after. I pictured this for you in my last
    • the soul world. And the intuitive and inspired consciousness described
    • the gift of observation has been acquired. Thus, from going to sleep
    • The capacity to do so is acquired in proportion to the degree of love we
    • after death. If he is loveless and is poorly prepared for what is to
    • recollection is — pale and abstract compared with the full vigour
    • dear friends, I have compared what man experiences in connection with
    • detail the process just pictured. Spiritual science is capable of this
    • can be discovered by a close observation of human nature. One may say:
    • the task of puzzling out intuitively how the Kabiri must have appeared
    • today — the smoke of the incense was formed into the desired image of the
  • Title: Conferencia: La Comunión Espiritual de la Humanidad
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    • Gólgota como la verdadera redención de la humanidad. Se
    • vivo intercambio con la atmósfera a su alrededor, el hombre
  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • upon bodily conditions that it may well be inferred that experiences of
    • organic life predominates as such and during such time allows no ideas
    • to be simply remembered in the waking life. From the way the dream plays
    • Inspired, Intuitive Knowledge. By means of these special ways of knowing
    • Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge. For ordinary
    • sleep. And in Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge one can penetrate still
    • Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge we can experience
    • Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge, I must portray it as if it were
    • Imaginative Knowledge, but require Inspired Knowledge for their
    • soul and is reflected for Inspired Knowledge in the way that the
    • through its own immediate existence; he has not acquired it, it has come
    • with Inspired Consciousness, we follow up further the stages of sleep
    • inner life that can also be referred to something, in the same way that
    • the inner life of day can be referred to the life of breathing and the
    • life of circulation. Inspired Knowledge leads us to see how this inner
    • system. If we must say for the day-time: the white corpuscles, the red
    • Inspired Knowledge can then discover how when we are tired in the
    • stop short at the experience of being dismembered and scattered. The
    • if I may so express it, ‘enfired;’ but in order for these
    • process of metabolism is fired by what we experience at night in
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    • century the Italian Scientist, Francesco Redi, was looked upon
    • insects and even fish originated from inanimate mud. Redi did
    • discovered “incontestable proofs” thereof. Since
    • generation was an illusion. The life-germs which entered such
    • a trace of life appeared. Life only originates from living
    • germs. Redi was perfectly right.
    • must make the same remark about the soul as Redi made
    • of the newspapers set forth these laws for the cultured and
    • unlettered alike; how the perfect animals evolve from the
    • the importance of the results acquired in his domain.
    • any point which could be compared with these fundamental
    • heredity in the same way as is done regarding the physical
    • that man differed from the animals in being able to count.
    • Secondly, it might be mentioned that the human brain, compared
    • school children are sometimes required in their tasks to narrate
    • physical-animal heredity ceases. The form of Schiller's nose and
    • has spurred people on to find the connection between such forms.
    • himself: “Anyone who, like myself, wishes to be considered
    • replace it in situations where it has hitherto been considered
    • means of their intrinsic forces have clustered into balls in
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    • conceptions of the times which are acquired in the field of
    • really reduce into a twofold one; that, in fact, if we could
    • Francesco Redi, had to fight for this sentence,
    • of the 17th century, it. was considered quite possible, not
    • Redi called forth such a storm of passion that he only just
    • similar truths in other spheres, are no longer delivered to
    • Francesco Redi. Quite interesting details might be gathered
    • the question: “What are the hereditary relationships?
    • before Francesco Redi will be able to deny that there is a
    • be referred back to what is inherited from parents and
    • with developing according to the species of its predecessors.
    • and form organs according as it required them, while now in
    • tired because he uses his muscles, and therefore fresh forces
    • animal or a man become tired? When their work is not
    • up our life by making use of what we have acquired in our
    • proof be offered, through experience itself, that this can
    • towards the future. To the extent to which we are prepared to
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    • It first appeared in English translation in the Anthroposophical
    • time, an etheric, or life-body, entered into it, transforming
    • members, consists of the red blood corpuscles. Wherever we
    • find red blood, these four members permit one another.
    • When the human Ego entered into man, it began to work upon
    • asleep however, the blood must also be cared for. And because
    • referred, only recently, to Egos living upon the astral plane
    • see how we are cared for and protected during the night by
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • world conceptions as they appeared during human evolution,
    • Francesco Redi who first said that no worm nor fish issues
    • Redi's
    • science recognized as self-evident. But when Redi, in his
    • humanity. What Redi did for natural science is to be done for
    • Redi's precept through the cognition of the awakened
    • And by corresponding extension of Redi's precept we get
    • earth lives. Today it may be considered as dreaming —
    • like the conviction uttered by Francesco Redi in the 17th
    • longer delivered to the stake, but looked upon as a dreamer
    • by this truth. We could give hundreds of such truths that would
    • been completed, so that new experiences may be gathered which
    • profound wisdom and understanding which is today offered
    • early. True it is, that from his predispositions one can
    • the phenomena of nature was an early predisposition. We see
    • transform what natural science offered him, into that urge
    • soul that endeavored to contain within itself the Divine and
    • signs therein, one asks: what really is all this as compared
    • not to be wondered at that, when later he returned to Weimar,
    • way, what is already discovered ...” that is, study it in a
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    • feeling that says: compared with all other forces and powers
    • Golgotha there entered into earthly evolution itself a cosmic
    • that which was being prepared in the moment of human evolution
    • spiritual, an entirely new spirit appeared before mankind: new
    • For forty days or more I fingered there.
    • ‘I numbered fifteen years, already knew
    • ‘I wandered on in Argos' fairest land —
    • ‘I wandered from the Persian land away,
    • And others with him, fired with passionate love.
    • Appeared to me the demon's powerlessness.
    • And many a sleepless night I lingered on
    • inspired by St. Luke's Gospel, show us Jesus as a Being with
    • wisdom, that wisdom must be the sacred treasure that brings us
    • Into the midst of all this, there entered about that time the
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • might have entered where Science was being taught, you would
    • the history of human progress; and the service he rendered to
    • tone, and was everywhere considered determinant.
    • always referred to Aristotle. “Such was Aristotle's
    • but referred back to written authority. They referred back to
    • incredibly mistaken version of his teaching. To-day, I will
    • assimilated the ancient teaching and reduced it into a
    • great laws of mechanics, had discovered the laws which govern
    • discovered the laws of Mechanics, was born when Michelangelo,
    • matters are carefully and thoughtfully considered, it will be
    • Galileo can be to some extent rendered in the following
    • single moment, unfettered by space or time. Let us apply this
    • Divine thought is unfettered by space or time. Above all, the
    • had been discovered in Holland of the nature of a telescope.
    • reduced to a wonderful simplicity.
    • impression on us. For example, red. Is the red colour in the
    • different. As the tickling is subjective, so too is the red
    • he compared colours and even sounds with the tickling caused
    • stars, all this appeared to him as a marvelous image of what
    • the great investigator of Nature, who endeavoured to show
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    • ideas continually altered regarding the course of development
    • — he desired to bring Faust to a conclusion with the
    • impossible for us, unprepared, to transport ourselves into
    • his old age differed from that of his youth. But this was
    • Goethe. A little book has just appeared which also takes the
    • this book has appeared, in which attraction is ascribed to
    • number of impacts exercised from outside is compared with
    • “The Origin of Species”, appeared. Perhaps you
    • in the following words: — “I am not prepared to
    • discovered. Important results were also arrived at when this
    • with those of others. If they compared the opinions of the
    • mention hundreds of things in this connection, such for
    • value. This theory is the final refuse of the seared minds of
    • the objects, something must be transferred to the objects
    • never found his way to spiritual science; hence he barred the
    • are deterred by reasons into which we need not enter now; we
    • entered heart and soul on the paths of wisdom, and
    • which he had entered. “It is possible,” says
    • at the present day, such as I have endeavoured to sketch
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    • are not considered in spiritual science. Whereas in
    • predilections, the way in which one has felt and maintained
    • compared to what one no longer really is — or at least,
    • rightly and truly grasped, yet in a coloured or even
    • sufficiently prepared, can follow with understanding, and
    • understanding is overpowered and ruined. Whereas the insight
    • credible followers is not favourable in this and there hardly
    • Franceseo Redi (who put forward the basic statement: Life can
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • exclusively predominant in placing a man into this or that
    • forgotten has by no means disappeared. The soul is not
    • with a grain of salt) has conjectured that in these same unconscious
    • for such a broken plan of life to be preserved and nurtured to
    • next life on Earth it assumes its predestined form, which, on
    • finds a certain manure, with which the field was manured. He says,
    • out of our experiences and trials and faculties acquired during
    • been marred. In short, the father should have instructed
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • atavistic clairvoyance which subsequently disappeared and
    • of course answered, but thrown up. We see how the modern man
    • which he suffered by his own work — must find its way
    • reactionary Report? To which he answered, No, I cannot. —
    • spot in such matters of administration, answered: He must
    • end of the matter was, the post was offered to himself. But
    • morning they were delivered at the actress's house. In the
    • critic to be considered — the most famous critic of the
    • instance of this Berger — Alfred, Baron von Berger, is
    • Throughout his life, Alfred Baron von Berger was an author; he
    • humanity on Earth. The concepts which predominate to-day
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    • emphasis on Heredity and all that is connected with it in man's
    • heredity is generally treated, nowadays, only in this
    • of physical heredity — that which is entirely contained
    • They talk of heredity; but they will only gain a right idea of
    • the question of heredity when they consider it in conjunction
    • — especially for a natural-scientific theory of heredity.
    • doubt, characteristics subsequently acquired can also be
    • are of any great significance for the question of heredity.
    • foundations of heredity. In the animal the thing is different.
    • be considered in this connection, I wish to say at once
    • which underlies heredity is likewise determined. And as
    • one. During this period, the hereditary impulses cannot work on
    • streams, one of which is based on heredity and the other
    • realities. The Bourgeois type tends to reduce everything
    • compared to which Europe is only tending in the same direction
    • reduction of all things to the interests of the ledger,
    • Nothing is more feared, nothing is more anathematised in
    • individuality as Blavatsky, who appeared as it were from
    • appeared at the very moment when the conflict raged most
    • what the Western brotherhoods considered suitable and in their
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    • say, in place of the Angel whom he first desired to worship
    • these self-centred notions by describing the successive epochs
    • sacred Mysteries. Now you can understand why they might never
    • to know what it is to get beyond this self-centred limitation
    • was destined to become as earthly man. Through many hundreds of
    • poured into human evolution, the spirit of the cosmos is driven
    • read what is generally considered insignificant. After
    • will often only see that which contains materially a hundred
    • instead; and in a strange way he discovered it. In the time in
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    • Science at the Goetheanum. No one is considered competent
    • to pass judgment upon these writings who has not acquired
    • Delivered at
    • of the Redeemer dying on Golgotha, as they came during
    • hanging on the cross the thought of Redemption, and gradually
    • should have occurred and his life should have begun its course.
    • and who shared in his earliest experiences. With the exception
    • uttered by Christ Jesus which can rightly lead us to the
    • mirrored reflection of spiritual occurrences, a dead reflection
    • can be acquired only in this way, only through the fact that
    • Among many kinds of thoughts which have entered into the
    • evolution of modern humanity — certainly inspired by the
    • when it first appeared tumultuously in human evolution. We must
    • conceptions must, for the redemption of humanity, enter
    • derived from the line of heredity. Within the Luciferic stream,
    • within that which works in the stream of heredity, do these
    • characteristics appear, but they are to be conquered and
    • mastered during the physical life by that which the human being
    • the Christ willed to say to men when he uttered the words:
    • have desired to enter more deeply, my dear friends, into the
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    • dream; in his dream the three kings appeared to him and offered
    • gifts from another world because he had endeavoured to
    • Christian looked up to the sun he revered in the sun the
    • but men on earth and the earth itself were not yet matured for
    • from the sun. Men had, therefore, to be prepared for the
    • Mystery-pupils were prepared for the experience of inner
    • Human races are as scattered as the climates. Human opinions
    • are scattered all over the earth and there is no connecting
    • the star, rising beyond the earth. It leads the scattered
    • A wondrous song is here prepared for many.
    • Now is the view obscured, now wide and clear,
    • of the knowledge which it has gathered in earlier
    • through many different districts, and when he is getting tired
    • Blood is the expression of the Self, the “I.” In the red roses
    • On victors' banners fluttered in the wind:
    • youth, but only when he has explored the world, when he has
    • star appeared to herald his life on earth. Here there is a
    • harmonising the religions scattered in the world. This is how
    • They feel by a mysterious power stirred,
    • Like deepest lore, yet uttered by a child,
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    • place the voice of prejudice would reproach them for having severed
    • rediscover the quintessence of the folk and achieve a harmonious
    • may be more prepared to acknowledge that certain members of man's
    • a common characteristic peculiar to hundreds and millions of people
    • have already prepared the ground. We see the ego working with the
    • distant past when man required long epochs of time for his evolution
    • mode of existence on the Old Moon differed from that of man on Earth
    • perform or undertake is inspired by them, i.e. the Archangels. Hence
    • lectures — how all these changing circumstances are inspired by
    • Folk Souls. At the time when Christ Jesus appeared on Earth, His
    • devoid of reality; still less would he be prepared to accept the
    • Spirits of Personality is predominant and sets his seal upon the
    • what he himself has acquired for his higher mission, for the benefit
    • inspired by them. You will readily perceive at least theoretically at
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    • those Beings who are to be considered as Folk Spirits have reached a
    • are largely ignored, and it rarely leads to a change of attitude to
    • deferred development. In accordance with this law certain Beings
    • Their deferred development took a very singular form. Whilst they are
    • and we must clearly realize that man could not have acquired certain
    • telescope, so that the inventor of the telescope, having discovered
    • of the lamp, Galileo discovered the law of the pendulum and how,
    • predestined. There are also others, however, in whom are active those
    • make all this clear and credible. I am therefore obliged to use a
    • were still extant. That is the reason why the sacred Sanscrit
    • from the predominance of the normal Archangel over the abnormal
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    • prepared to make the endeavour. We must take our starting-point from
    • triggered off by external motivation, man's intellectual
    • in a beautiful landscape, but our hearts could never be fired with
    • is still gathered some of that part of the astral nature which we
    • around which again is gathered something that appears as a kind of
    • to discharge that duty which is to him the most solemn and sacred
    • occurred when the Dutch people severed its connection with the
    • kindred German people. Holland and Germany shared originally an
    • Archangel in common; the separation occurred because the Spirit of
    • transferred to this portion what have become the vital interests of
    • Spirit of the Age required an instrument with which to fulfil his
    • Spirits of Wisdom, Kyriotetes. I have referred to these different
    • you must understand that the law of renunciation, of deferred
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    • prefigured, gradually realized and developed until they reached their
    • predominantly active in him, we shall find that they are the donors
    • certain capacities which they could otherwise have acquired up to the
    • enough to receive it and has much to redeem from an earlier epoch,
    • acquired during the period when he is not wholly under the direction
    • characteristics thus acquired may also be inherited by his
    • with locality, but was bound up with heredity. In race therefore we
    • and racial characteristics were hereditary from the beginning of the
    • significance when man rediscovers his spiritual vision. Thus you will
    • their spiritual life from the people they conquered, who lived more
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    • isolated ethnic groups which are scattered here and there amongst
    • Moves his predestin'd course along.
    • in the material prepared for them by the higher Hierarchies; they lay
    • predominant in an earlier incarnation of our Earth. The mission of
    • whereby this state of harmony can be prepared from within. Man
    • was predominant for a time in earlier planetary epochs in various
    • mission, it will appear as luminous as the Sacred Triangle which,
    • are those most easily perceived. Many a one who has entered into the
    • for it because he encountered this host of spiritual beings without
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    • problem in such a way that we are prepared to accept that the Spirits
    • accordance with their declared intention, then collectively they
    • centred in the Sun (for Jahve withdrew towards the Moon sphere solely
    • normal Spirits of Form are centred in the Sun and one of them, Jahve
    • abnormal Spirits of Form who are centred in the several planets. Thus
    • the abnormal Spirits of Form centred in Mercury) then from an occult
    • find there dark “Saturn's race”, the original Red
    • predestined by the Elohim to express the quintessence of the
    • respiratory system. In the nervous system is prepared that which,
    • itself more in that part of the nervous system covered by the term
    • stirred by these Venus forces which work in these racial types.
    • forces of the blood. In this geographical area is prepared in the
    • six Elohim who are centred in the Sun. In the Mongolian race,
    • Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. When he declared himself to be the God of
    • in which dynamic forces of the Spirits and Beings who are centred in
    • predominantly determined by what flows into the nervous system via
    • predominate. Consequently the various peoples may assume the most
    • senses predominates, so will the different peoples respond in this or
    • this moribund Red Indian race confronts a European colonist. Imagine
    • moved Westward. The Red Indian brought over to the West all that was
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    • civilization. Now this Time Spirit directed the sacred culture of
    • therefore of the greatest significance occurred in the fourth
    • achieved. A most remarkable and interesting event now occurred. At a
    • the time of the expansion of Christianity because it had surrendered
    • destined to be furthered through the medium of the different Time
    • products of miscegenation, other Archangels appeared who took over
    • that this Norse mythology depicts the native predisposition of the
    • predisposition which has retained its original form and which is
    • developed after be has been nurtured by the Christian Time Spirit.
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    • understanding of the kindred relationships between those mythologies.
    • consisting of blue trousers, red coat, and some kind of head-gear,
    • uniform, they could therefore be compared with one another in respect
    • founded there the sacred primeval Indian civilization. The next
    • participated in these civilizations differed from one another.
    • were being prepared in Europe for the fifth post-Atlantean
    • consciousness. Then the ‘I’ entered in — they awoke
    • acquired spiritual capacities that were much richer than those of the
    • already shared in former times and who therefore were no longer of
    • They arc prepared to accept the materialistic civilization of the
    • which Odin acquired the power to give the gift of language to the
    • etheric body, and interpenetrating the physical body, acquired the
    • development had been deferred, whereas the Eastern peoples by-passed
    • mightiest Angels who had ever been honoured or revered, because he
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    • In the East everything is impersonal, and, above all one is required
    • to become a free and independent being, to be fired with enthusiasm
    • in a period when they endeavoured to raise themselves into the higher
    • wrestle with Ahriman. They feared the external world and regarded it
    • not prepared to submit passively to random external powers, but is
    • may say that when the Luciferic influence entered into man, the
    • injured and is picked up dead. What would be more natural than to
    • say: “The man fell down, was mortally injured and died of his
    • prepared to accept the real facts instead of this external
    • who could see into the spiritual world. Thus man was predisposed to
    • who is sufficiently prepared will be able to enter the spiritual
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    • the activity of the various Folk Spirits has furthered the
    • hundred years after Christ, Tacitus could describe the Teutons of
    • received from higher worlds and which they could not have acquired of
    • presented a blurred, pale, lifeless image of reality; as I have
    • whatsoever furthered the development of this ‘I’ on the
    • insight. All this was then poured into the Spiritual Soul of the
    • sixth post-Atlantean civilization and must be prepared for gradually.
    • Spiritual Soul, is being prepared by the peoples of Western Asia and
    • contingencies must to a certain extent be prepared beforehand, must
    • direct outpouring of the inner being of the people may be compared to
    • this Western European culture. He absorbs what is offered him more in
    • realization of what took place when the Christ Spirit entered into
    • educated, but nursed and nurtured by that Time Spirit. And so we can
    • only educated, but was nursed and nurtured by that which as we have
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    • kindred subjects, and it must suffice if I have introduced this
    • time in the course of Earth-evolution an event occurred which we may
    • after the hardening forces of the Moon had left the Earth endeavoured
    • earthly bodies were fructified by that which poured down from
    • been a matter of actual vision. This Goddess offered the human bodies
    • watery mists of Atlantis still covered the region. Nordic man felt
    • a time specially favoured Gods of the North, had originally been
    • those angelic Beings who had poured into the human soul all that this
    • soul required in order to develop further upon the physical plane
    • mirrored in these mythological symbols. The figure of Freyr portrays
    • manifest on the physical plane that for which he has been prepared
    • acquired through training. How are we to account for this? What will
    • nineteen hundred years ago can have little understanding of the
    • individuals declared themselves to be the new Messiah. The last
    • well-known case occurred in the seventeenth century, when a man
    • prove that mankind had not acquired any perception of, or insight
    • century. It will be a severe test for those who have been prepared by
    • is no doubt that nowhere has the ground been better prepared to
    • during the period of Kali Yuga, has matured in a healthy way in order
    • the period of Kali Yuga were acquired the powers which shall enable
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    • religion were not yet sundered from one another. It carries us back
    • the deepest spiritual life, fired men with religious fervour for the
    • the soul, fired by feeling, strengthened by the best in our will,
    • I remembered something which I
    • an idle one. Science has rendered good service; to throw light upon
    • the human soul and spiritual revelation. That is what hovered
    • as of conviction, I would say that, considered objectively and
    • coloured by a turn of thought which does not impress us
    • men's hearts, the deepest forces of souls, would have withered
    • from drying up completely. Just as Iphigenia was offered to Artemis
    • through its representatives — men inspired by the Spirits of
    • was inspired in presenting his Iphigenia to Europe to testify to the
    • may acknowledge that the thinking which has inspired our work for
    • outpoured over the fields and penetrated the activity of
    • conjured up before our souls. Something stands before us there in
    • poured, there may be more or less consciously sensed something of the
    • which hovered over the scenes and imbued them with a truly religious
    • Eckhardstein. To me every flicker of light, be it red or blue, every
    • after thrice three hundred and sixty weeks have gone by — these
    • of Nature, from the ordeals of the soul, from the redeeming
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    • civilisation, were offered up to a kind of religious sacerdotal-ism,
    • world and how cosmic forces appeared to them as actual forms or
    • According to the Greek legend Tantalus wantonly offered his own son
    • have acquired in the course of years, to consider it in relation to
    • fruitful forces of Nature appeared to him, what did he say? He said
    • surrounding air, which rendered him in consequence softer, more
    • appeared very different from what it does today. It is very
    • probably be considered a fool if he were to put forward the theory
    • predominate, while the Eros forces fall into the background. We are
    • and upon the physical bodies. During the period I have referred to
    • astral body is what is mirrored for him by his ether body. If all our
    • The ether body contains all that I have referred to in certain
    • credulous scholars of today imagine. No, they were living figures of
    • is the force which was first prepared as conscious thought in the old
    • has only once appeared in a human body will become ever more
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    • occurred only rarely, the other kind was habitual, but for him
    • spiritual creation, divine-spiritual activity, entered into every
    • active which form the rainbow out of the ingredients of Nature; there
    • what the ancient Greek pictured to himself as Zeus is the macrocosmic
    • has been possible recently to confirm experiences which occurred in
    • surroundings ... imagine the experience transferred into the
    • it can only be compared with the sensation which overcomes us in
    • pentagram has been reduced to a central pentagon with its point
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    • were asked who were their great leaders they answered, ‘the
    • clairvoyants offered up their bodies to the guiding Beings, they said
    • Egypto-Chaldean epoch was guided, and this guidance endeavoured above
    • further its unfettered development towards the goal of the Earth.
    • stage on the Moon, inspired the loftiest seers of the Egypto-Chaldean
    • speaking of the ones who only inspired men, but of those who really
    • clairvoyant kings and priests were inspired by Angels, so Zarathustra
    • and his pupils were inspired by Archangels, Amshaspands. If we go
    • were inspired by a still higher hierarchy, they were inspired by the
    • time only inspired men, those Angels who had reached their
    • their normal development on the Moon and thus entered into the
    • understand it. I have already referred to it in the book
    • through the Mystery of Golgotha He entered into human
    • best prepared to play a leading part in our fifth epoch, had received
    • happened if the Christ Being had not entered into Earth evolution?
    • humanity. Suppose for a moment that the Christ had not entered human
    • this host of Beings entered into Earth evolution, and participated in
    • something which had been severed from the Luciferic Being, just as
    • the physical body is severed from man when he goes through the gate
    • of death, and as the corpse of the Earth will be severed when the
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    • have. In fact, compared with the gods of Egypt or Persia, the Greek
    • these forces are at work outside in space without being gathered
    • upon a time, exactly in the manner of today, a human soul, centred in
    • with his ego, as poured out into cosmic space. He is in fact outside
    • death has taken place, he at once feels himself to be poured out into
    • he has encountered there outside himself has been made out of the
    • had to acquire. Why not? You will have gathered from all my earlier
    • any knowledge which the Greek gods had acquired there about the
    • ego-consciousness, and the other influence which poured into the
    • the intellectual consciousness man has since acquired. This sentiment
    • outspread in space. It was only by slow degrees that he entered with
    • At the time the Earth entered upon its present evolution man had
    • impressive picture, the picture of the dismembered Dionysos.
    • soul-forces anchored in the astral body. These soul-forces have come
    • the Titans, the gods centred in the forces of the earth, to cut into
    • which rescued the dismembered Dionysos, rescued the old unified
    • dismembered by the Titans at the instigation of Hera, rescued his
    • had not Pallas Athene rescued the heart of the dismembered Dionysos
    • heart of the dismembered Dionysos and took it to Zeus who hid it in
    • his loins. After the old clairvoyant consciousness had entered into
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    • discovered our earlier state to be in contradiction to our own inner
    • power of knowledge which we have acquired upon the physical plane if
    • acquired his present ego-consciousness it was normal for him to have
    • any real intellectual light; man only acquired that later. This old
    • in the language of Greek mythology the elder Dionysos was dismembered
    • would be shattered, so dreadful, so alarming, would seem the world
    • everything, it is all around us ... but it is covered over
    • unprepared, were to enter clairvoyantly the spiritual
    • suppose that no ego had entered into this human form, then it would
    • depths of his soul, the ancient Greek wondered what the human form
    • physical, etheric and astral bodies, he wondered what they would look
    • like. And the Greek — uplifted, inspired by the spirit, and
    • essential ego of Dionysos had not yet entered the human body, but was
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    • question as to what knowledge is will only be answered by the empty
    • acquired as distinct from what it may signify.
    • visible to us by the brain — it is these mirrored images which
    • us, we experience in the form of mirrored image. The process does not
    • with the ordinary soul-life, that is only mirrored in our bodily
    • What is required if
    • were clairvoyant were inspired by teachers who did not descend to
    • Earth, but who appeared to them in the etheric sphere and taught
    • by physical eyes but was visible only to the inspired consciousness.
    • teacher of the pupils who were sufficiently prepared was in fact the
    • Dionysos appeared in an etheric form in the holy Mysteries, and from
    • entered into the Mystery, as upon their own being. In the world
    • plane. In the Mysteries he appeared in his spirit-form.
    • Mystery was enacted and had encountered in the world outside the real
    • would have seen no beauty! Just as today the man who has entered into
    • be compared with him. Hence it is no good looking for the figure of
    • his soul to be poured out into external culture was nevertheless able
    • artists, who were stimulated and inspired by the Initiates.
    • more proclaim that Greece in its early period harboured the teacher
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    • upon him rightly if he is stirred to the inmost depths of his soul,
    • we give it back again to the gods in the form which it has acquired
    • worlds, in the changed form which it has acquired through us, the
    • incurred towards them, we feel that we have a heavy burden of debt to
    • shattered. What is it that we carry within us? We all know that
    • prepared and formed through the Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions. By
    • were not present in a physical condition. Thus when man entered upon
    • acquired through the course of Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions. These
    • from what he was by predisposition in the time which preceded ancient
    • acquired under Saturn, Sun and Moon conditions which were anchored in
    • systems of organs in Earth evolution an impulse entered whereby what
    • state in which they entered it. All that man has meanwhile developed
    • evolution started a split occurred in the cosmic powers. We shall
    • Beings whom we have just referred to as gods, dividing them into two
    • macrocosm. Only the pattern prefigured in the macrocosm occurs in us
    • Dionysos shared, for only so would he be able to acquire knowledge of
    • the divine stream which hovered over the Saturn, Sun and Moon
    • ages of the Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions, had entered our normal
    • What entered into
    • Jesus of Nazareth. In Christ a divine Being entered into physical
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    • entered upon his Lemurian development he was, even as regards his
    • there entered the most diverse currents; the Beings
    • did not walk upon the earth with his feet, he hovered as a Phantom in
    • wrought upon man poured into him in all kinds of currents, but while
    • belong to the sub-earthly current to which I referred yesterday.
    • worked with especial intensity, unhampered by other forces. We can
    • kingdom, forces streaming in from cosmic space are predominantly at
    • as regards creatures covered with hair. Forces working upward from
    • feathers of the birds, are predominantly at work in hair, and hair
    • paradox fully expresses the reality, and if one cared to elaborate it
    • They are Beings who were encountered by the pupils of the Greek
    • prepared through the two Jesus children, as is described in my little book
    • departure there entered into this body the purest part of that stream
    • become because it had been prepared for upon the Old Sun.
    • the last third of the Atlantean epoch, it has acquired one very
    • all the ideas and feelings which our soul has acquired about them,
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    • its way out of this feeling of wonder to something which reduces it.
    • compared with that of the Greeks, we think in a very different
    • fashion. Today when we deem it necessary to reduce the feeling of
    • reality, and compared with it the knowledge which we acquire today
    • poured out into the world — to attain to consciousness of his
    • has rendered inevitable the emergence in modern consciousness of our
    • on Goethe's theory of knowledge, which appeared many years ago.
    • world than the one offered by the intellect. This is to take a
    • consciousness is can be spared this experience. The soul has
    • present-day consciousness pulverised, shattered, in face of the
    • less does man experience what he acquired during the Sun evolution as
    • hierarchies, have laboured. Indeed when through clairvoyant
    • It is to create you that the gods have laboured.’ Here he
    • how the spiritual hierarchies have laboured, and how man is the goal
    • us to make our ideas as to how the gods have laboured at the
    • in a number of places. You will have gathered from my lectures that
    • doctor and philosopher Broca delivered before the Paris
    • predisposition to that configuration, that formation of a specific
    • forces. When this part of the brain is injured, there is no capacity
    • predisposition of the brain? It is not the natural tendency of the
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    • such a humen being, whom we have at first compared to a star that flashes
    • their consummation, although this, it is true, could only be discovered
    • to work upon us — I referred to the Greek epoch and its development.
    • In Pre-Grecian times the soul of man was poured out, as it were, into
    • the Reformation. The experiences and writings of Augustine as compared
    • Art, saying that it cannot be compared with anything that had gone before.
    • upon his lips but revered him as deeply as if a spirit from a higher world
    • disloyalty at the figure who had for so long inspired them. Only in a very
    • of Raphael who entered its service, although inwardly his soul had little
    • around him in Rome when he entered into the outer service of the Popes!
    • towards us on clouds which covered the Earth globe, — hover from
    • poured into it a power able to reemerge in what we call the “life
    • represented in the figures of its gods and honored above all else by
    • to the feelings of a Savonarola, who when he uttered his words of scorn
    • into which the artist poured his soul. Thus the mission of Raphael only
    • has entered into Roman development and how an inward deepening of the
    • proceeding from the post-Grecian age, — the inwardness poured
    • resting beneath the soil of Italy, and to their souls in the rediscovered
    • depths of the soul was this Greek culture and now it appeared once again.
    • of inward deepening, who were not there in the Greek culture as it reappeared
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    • of philosophers. Finally a pamphlet appeared, written by a philologist,
    • be considered more seriously. I should like to explain to you the conclusion
    • I discovered that mathematical
    • were ... Through the different positions of his spine, as compared with
    • It must in fact be considered
    • amount of affection for the man, no thinking will then be required in
    • pass through its head. The only thing that will be required is to teach
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    • in a very beautiful book on Homer's Iliad which appeared only a few
    • form and manner of thinking and perceiving we have acquired in the process
    • self-centred! A being in whose soul divine-spiritual impulses are at
    • as having conquered the so-called family of the Niebelungen, as having
    • acquired, won, the treasure of the Niebelungen, By means of what he
    • has acquired through his victory over the Niebelungen, he gains special
    • the latter cannot win Brunnhilde who is not to be conquered by an ordinary
    • fineness of the epic which can only appear when one has mastered the language
    • That the humanity of the present day has come in the last hundreds and
    • line of Homer is a reality. Thus we are not referred to ancient dynasties
    • we are referred by Homer to the fact that in primeval times there was
    • Just in this same way we are referred to a human antiquity in the Niebelungen
    • whereby he had the power to conquer Brunnhilde who could not be conquered
    • of inner clairvoyant, or remembered clairvoyant relations. Thus, in
    • powers. The Earth has altered her conditions. Hence, Siegfried, who
    • which he already had before he entered into existence through birth.
    • those powers which rule in the physical body solely to the line of heredity,
    • possess the forces which were prepared for him by the super-sensible
    • accustomed to itself inwardly; just as when a machine is being prepared
    • it must first be made ready, them as it were, fully matured, in order
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    • organs, as we may call them. Compared with the sense-world, this
    • celebrate the birth of the Redeemer, and at Easter the death
    • and resurrection of the Redeemer, and as at St. John's Tide we
    • — just as you bow thankfully before the birth of the Redeemer
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    • turn is largely covered by water, the hydrosphere. The
    • differently coloured — but as a whole it would appear to
    • if we single out the air (dark red) which surrounds the Earth as its
    • culmination at Christmas is prepared in advance from Michaelmas
    • itself everything seeks to become spherical (dark red); in this upper
    • (reddish). Naturally it will tend to resume its spherical shape, but
    • that everything that occurred on the Earth had a great influence on
    • the human organism. You will indeed have gathered this from the
    • in mid-winter, compared with high summer. And the formation in the
    • Earth. Here we have the Earth in so far as it is inwardly transfigured
    • hovered so often before painters in earlier times, especially in
    • rounded cloud-shapes, tender and lovable, inwardly sheltered; and
    • this is best rendered in colours. Then
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    • illusions are shattered.
    • outer nature these hopes are shattered, but the Ahrimanic beings long
    • (see Plate III, reddish);
    • down as the breast, with an idealised human head (red). And the
    • shattered once more every spring, but they work on in man. And
    • rain, so that man himself would be calcified and reduced to
    • fancies which are favoured in artistic circles to-day. If a man
    • emerging from reddish clouds, so that this form can appear in full
    • you picture a Luciferic being of this kind, with his reddish-yellow
    • I have described exists in architectural and sculptured form, and when
    • This will be felt, and to Him will sacrifice be offered with all the
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    • interweaving activity, coloured throughout with deep blue.
    • (red head in the yellow, Plate V).
    • that envelop Uriel (red). It enters into the radiant Intelligence,
    • the Earth and bound up with human weaknesses and error, is gathered
    • longer sundered from the world around him, but placed within it,
    • have the whole gathered up as a cosmic statement of these
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    • inspired men lay hold of these often wonderful voices which sound
    • is then compared with external combustion, in which all sorts
    • quite definite way from those Beings whom I have pictured in
    • (see Plate V, red.)
    • (red arrows), seeking to permeate us with the Sun-gold of summer,
    • ascending stream (red) from the other side.
    • from old traditions, it so incredibly reflects the truth! This
    • soul, after it has entered the Earth sphere and is already in touch
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    • highly cultured men who had absorbed the sublime Ideas of
    • acquired, let us say, from Theosophy, we think of these simple,
    • greatness and power entered the lists on behalf of
    • restored to words a living meaning lets us recognise him as a
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    • narrowness, all selfishness in life, to have acquired largeness
    • transpired on Golgotha.
    • ceased to function from the moment referred to in the other
    • others who had gathered together at that Whitsun
    • fraught with holy awe. One is almost overpowered by the
    • consciousness of treading on the most sacred soil of
    • said finds its way to inadequately prepared hearts and souls
    • occurred, of course, both before and since, and to speak of the
    • knowledge had been acquired. And if one pictures this
    • consciousness has been mustered, one realises: all this
    • knowledge, gathered and garnered by humanity in pre-Christian
    • to discern it as a symbol of what has actually transpired in
    • New having entered into the evolution of mankind; if
    • saying that such things are incredible, because one
    • in reality a birth: the birth of that Spirit outpoured
    • events which had transpired around the earthly body of Him with
    • gradually the Apostles became conscious of what had transpired
    • been quickened by the all-prevailing Cosmic Love, appeared to
    • Last Supper — an experience they had shared with Christ
    • — in the quite different Form in which He appeared after
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    • ideas acquired from our studies in Theosophy will help us to
    • Pentecost is to be compared with the life passed through
    • all ideas and concepts otherwise acquired concerning the
    • world of Spirit, after death, the sacrifice offered up by the
    • people to which he belonged was conferred upon him. In the
    • name was therefore conferred upon him. An Initiate of the fifth
    • the deep experiences and acquired the enrichment of soul proper
    • this Sun-Hero a power required not only for the leadership, the
    • incredible, possibly sheer folly to the modern mind. But here
    • when he came back into his body he remembered what he had
    • spiritual power of the sun had poured into souls of men,
    • entirely oblivious of the phenomenal, almost incredible
    • another matter. It must be remembered that at the Baptism
    • karma, incurred no guilt. A life of three years which neither
    • engendered nor was conditioned by karma was spent on earth. If
    • the really deep sense, much will be acquired for a true
    • always present when the Christ Being appeared to the Apostles,
    • some place, while the Spirit, the Christ Spirit appeared to the
    • this suffering gave birth to the Spirit which was poured upon
    • a human body, and had endured that moment of utmost, divine
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    • inspired those ancient Prophets and that now the inspiration
    • significant than that of the Spirit who had inspired the
    • soil and take root again a hundred ells away; he made a stream
    • the boy Jesus listened to and pondered all these things, he
    • to come the voice of the same Spirit who had inspired the
    • to be found in many widely scattered regions. The rites often
    • centred in the Church of St. Peter is in many respects a
    • heathen rites. Later on too, he discovered still more about
    • spot. He discovered that many idols worshipped by the
    • rites, entered into the people while they prayed, and obsessed
    • language — be rendered in words which I was able to
    • Selfhood-Guilt through others incurred,
    • that Man severed himself from Your Kingdom,
    • also steeped in the wisdom which pierced his soul like red-hot
    • direst, most concentrated form ... had seen how sacred rites
    • gathered together in an Order, known very widely as the Order
    • It was a strict, rigorous Order. One who desired to enter it
    • was required to pass through a year, at the very least, of
    • entered the Order must give to it all his worldly possessions.
    • At that time the Essenes numbered from four to five thousand,
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  • Title: Fifth Gospel (1950): Lecture V
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    • how, in about his twenty-fourth year, he had entered into the
    • oldest and most important Jewish laws.] has disappeared
    • had revived and restored to life the primal, original Hebrew
    • brusquely: I have something to ask thee! Hillel answered: What
    • such small eyes? Hillel answered gently: The vastness of the
    • is so swampy, answered Hillel, and went inside the house again.
    • answered mildly: Dear son, better it is that thou shouldst lose
    • saying about the worthlessness of what she held most sacred.
    • spoke of how he had wandered into places where heathen rites
    • the Bath-Kol in its altered form. And then there flashed up
    • he reminded himself of the words of the Bath-Kol as I rendered
    • Selfhood-Guilt through others incurred,
    • that Man severed himself from Your Kingdom
    • this had merged into the Mystery-cults scattered over Asia
    • remembered how this worship had gradually deteriorated and
    • I have heard as the altered voice of the Bath-Kol, if I were to
    • Jesus of Nazareth knew that what he had heard as the altered
    • voice of the Bath-Kol gave expression to a sacred, primeval
    • everywhere, a prayer once offered by men in the Mystery-Centres
    • what had been garnered as it were in the three bodies: physical
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    • compared with man's birth. Immediately after death man passes through
    • a condition which can be compared with the embryonic life, with the
    • compared to the entry into the physical world, with the drawing of
    • necessity of this movement. But now that we have entered the
    • inwardly better and richer — then we have gathered wisdom, and
    • which have developed over the longest period, which were prepared by
    • still accompanied by the physical organ. The skull has now covered
    • which he has done and stored up in the course of earlier
    • life asks from us, but when we are prepared to take ourselves in hand
    • when the day is ended we grow tired and need sleep. What makes us
    • upright in childhood, when we are tired, remains tired all through
    • Wisdom means to derive the best fruits from the forces we have stored
    • prepared thereby for the next incarnation. In the same way moral life
    • shepherd girl appears. She appeared in a remarkable way; there lived
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    • man's development was once actually discovered
    • but discovered by earlier paths of knowledge.
    • By transmitting his altered respiratory rhythm into the
    • combination and analysis of thoughts. In this way he altered
    • what could be discovered in this way passed over as revelation
    • restore it if it is impaired, but not men who withdraw from
    • would say, sacred traditions, and is accepted by mankind today
    • accepted were in fact discovered by a genuine way of knowledge,
    • rendered to mankind. It has made us aware that ordinary
    • submitting more or less passively, as children to heredity,
    • soul's suffering has been conquered, the spiritual world
    • discovered within us, and what we find within us we connect
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    • appeared here in Vienna which represent milestones in the
    • appears to be discovered in this way about purely psychic
    • acquired via the body. It all belongs to a sphere which, at
    • over and over again. Depending on predisposition, it may take
    • the balanced attitude, required during the actual exercises, to
    • certain concepts, then unusual strength is required to banish
    • that embraces in a single image all we have encountered in this
    • life since we entered it. Our past life does not stand before
    • prepared the longings that appear in the present and
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    • differentiated whole, a great deal has to be discovered about
    • constantly be re-acquired.
    • geometry, astronomy and music. What mattered was
    • scholasticism, which fostered in men a technique and art
    • to draw attention to a work which has just appeared in Austria
    • his predominantly artistic talents, he was faced by the riddles
    • encountered this pointer some forty years ago here in Vienna.
    • inspired the best minds in Central Europe. Schröer's
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    • the development of the world. But once it has appeared on
    • considered objectively, especially at a time when we need to
    • lives: an experience of the outside world. We have entered into
    • physical sphere of what is spiritually prefigured. Just as in
    • material replica what is spiritually prefigured.
    • faithfully observed and lovingly honoured as a replica,
    • non-being, maya, gradually became predominant. There thus arose
    • an awareness of the need for redemption from what can be
    • appeared to the Orient like a dream. But the experience
    • expressed some years ago by an Englishman who compared Western
    • referred to the appearance, at the end of the fifties and
    • he who is called the Buddha encountered in his wanderings the
    • This was the tenor of Oriental civilization six hundred years
    • before the establishment of Christianity. Six hundred years
    • the Redeemer, the human body on it. In the West, countless men
    • Life is suffering, we long for redemption. Western men, in
    • suffering can be redeemed by overcoming the physical;
    • suffering, man must be redeemed from life. Out of the life of
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    • wishes or some other predilections or prejudices — onto
    • will have gathered, from the lectures I have given so far, what
    • everything that humanity has acquired over the last three
    • organic process, and then appears again in an altered form.
    • from the error that creeps in when we mistake altered concepts
    • essential for the well-ordered existence of our soul: a
    • But we need our reliable, well-ordered memory. If there
    • physical and sensuous one. Compared with ordinary
    • process, we are forced to reduce much that is beautiful,
    • — a certain amount of practice is, of course, required
    • We find the cosmos stored up as recollection
    • our memory is well ordered, we shall not, in feeling some
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    • the pure thinking that inspired Copernicus, Galileo and their
    • was originally instinctive to man is to be restored, despite
    • politically coloured. Yet this absence of unanimity obscures
    • imitate, but to absorb the opinions and convictions proffered
    • way, only this one stage in the child's development is catered
    • empty consciousness — when we are inspired from the
    • graces: measured in movement and mode of speech,
    • — she said — we know that man once clambered about
    • society. And this was delivered in a manner that was fired, I
    • measured dryness, so that it could be received too with a
    • discovered this fact. Spiritual science shows that, by
    • child's spiritual individuality is something completely sacred,
    • predecessors — as if impelled by scientific progress
    • incredibly long way. What we have achieved there, we, the men
    • short while before, were speaking with incredible confidence of
    • only the old regime could be cleared away as rapidly as
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 7: The Individual Spirit and the Social Structure
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    • in blood and in what could be discovered through its
    • and (based on blood) something patriarchal entered
    • cannot help remembering what happened some eight hundred years
    • hundred years ago, over a period of three decades, until the
    • solely a product of our own time, but could arise eight hundred
    • legal one becomes increasingly predominant.
    • what is required between man and man in trade is something that
    • as it did develop in the Orient, the way was prepared by
    • should be poured into the theocratic mould. At a later period,
    • structures has appeared in human evolution, we cannot
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 8: The Problem (Asia-Europe)
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    • men were religious beings; and here what mattered was not the
    • man reborn, was he credited with being capable of exerting any
    • strong sense of self. These tribes acquired the important
    • life. The latter only appeared in the course of history, and
    • appeared to Plato, we are nowadays very much aware that
    • occurred in earlier times; but in the Oriental civilizations it
    • disappeared into thin air during the butchery of the recent
    • maker poured into it something of his own substance. The legacy
    • that has its being around us will be fired once more.
    • conquered, so that after finding itself Europe can now, from
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America)
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    • party dogma; at the same time, I never encountered any
    • emissary appeared at a meeting that was summoned for the
    • appeared. And when I commented that, if the principle of
    • the most important thing they can be offered. There exists
    • profession that they too are reduced to waiting until after
    • discovered there were apprehended by the human spirit;
    • but they can all be covered by the single word
    • science and acquired what science currently accepts as true,
    • we mean only the psyche obscured, so to speak, by our own
    • only be realized in four or five hundred years time.” To
    • something that springs from the will, has appeared. We must
    • following. They need to be rediscovered by making thought
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 10: From Monolithic to Threefold Unity
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    • needed in the social sphere today is already prefigured in the
    • that is correct, but rather: This or that is secretly desired
    • by the unconscious, and all that is required is for us to
    • the civilized world we have entered a phase where any judgment
    • discovered about society from a study of the human
    • on this. Consider the changes that have occurred in many social
    • the differential and integral calculus was discovered by
    • of law. This was inspired by the conviction that you cannot
    • considered that, under the influence of the gold standard,
    • occurred!
    • was universally predominant. All individual phenomena —
    • be covered by this class or the other in the timetable, they
    • in fourteen admirable points. It was shattered immediately it
    • must, of course, realize that a belief in the predominance of
    • whether it was a particular individual who discovered
    • these fields, but that they are countered through collaboration
    • correspond to these three different aspects of life entered
    • social conditions that spring from the predominance of
  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • those regions which open to Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive observation.
    • that a man appeared, who was in the position not merely to follow along
    • an inspired world, a world of sphere-tones, and a world of inward pictures.
    • for enjoyment will stand before the most daintily-prepared repast, that
    • is then reached. For considered physiologically, we really die, because
    • pictured, perceived by the higher hierarchies; this is the principle
  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • those regions which open to Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive
    • appeared who was in a position not merely to follow along the path
    • experiences an Inspired world, a world of sphere-tones, and a world
    • enjoyment, stand before the most daintily prepared repast, they
    • condition we are considering is then reached. For considered
    • be thought, pictured, perceived by the higher hierarchies, this is
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    • always uttered, and correctly, a certain saying. It is this:
    • one can also call it the “spiritually-coloured
    • subject to absolutely no deception, which can only he acquired
    • 5th epoch), that their sleep transpired completely
    • to the great secret of Birth and Death. That is considered by
    • not be referred to among the profane. (I have also spoken of
    • emphasised what a gigantic contrast appeared through the
    • hundred years Before Golgotha, the turning away from a corpse
    • transformation which appeared in earthly evolution through the
    • occurred in the Moon-Incarnation of the Earth, at the
    • Jehovah was honoured as a Moon-Divinity. It was clearly seen
    • “Nuances” which were poured over the depths of
    • prepared, because they knew that it is a deception, a maya, to
    • honoured in those pre-Christian Mysteries, the Sun-life was
    • honoured as the cause of death. The fact that beings had to die
    • Nature, and whatever occurred in us would occur of necessity.
    • see how from the standpoint we have acquired to-day we can look
    • man has now gone beyond this stage. He has entered on the third
    • through the various positive Sciences is considered by Comte as
    • last phase of Demonology, Then appeared Metaphysics, —
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    • whenever Theosophy is used in the general sense. Numbered
    • (1905-06), which appeared in the periodical Lucifer
    • Theosophy, the world and life are considered will notice
    • that can be answered in an hour or a day. It can't be answered
    • man of today can no longer estimate. They labored willingly.
    • being so considered that all are equal before God.
    • transferred the importance of the rule of the equality before
    • possible, and one is prepared for what will happen in the
    • into which we place what is most sacred for us, our compassion
    • for humanity, and then we can say: Labor is sacred because it
    • century spoke of “sacred industry.” Saint Simon was one of
    • discovered several things. He said: The human races
    • Prussian government councillor, Alfred Kolb: Rudolf Steiner
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    • CONSIDERED AS THE THOUGHTS OF CULTURE AND WORLD-PERCEPTION
    • since we last gathered together on this hill, where a number of
    • discovered, in addition to his earlier experience, that
    • necessities of art, are simply human champagne-whims poured
    • Greek art-spirit. We see the nineteenth century, inspired by
    • was architecture that chiefly suffered under this powerlessness
    • in the building, compared with the cold life of the present age
    • in of stone to stone, there is no flowing in of sacred action
    • wish to reduce itself ad absurdum new impulses must come
    • impulses which inspired us three years ago, we can only pledge
    • could be multiplied by hundreds and thousands —
    • reducing itself ad absurdum: let us try to
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    • the nineteenth century and is to-day forgotten, uttered a very
    • concept. Fichte, who wandered on these heights of abstraction,
    • to-day is considered to be a research relying on external
    • more materialistically coloured philosophy emphasizing the
    • lectured on this story, ‘I never knew there was a
    • shake out, the Snake, having acquired a taste for gold, taking up
    • whispered, but not spoken, is the solution of the riddle. The Old
    • to find out is what the Snake whispered to the Old Man in the
    • killed. And so the Beautiful Lily was reduced to complete spiritual
    • quickly altered, and in fact it is so. We learn that the Old Man
    • which the Snake had already reconnoitred. He says to the
    • prepared to sacrifice herself, the Youth is translated into a
    • rational nature. Goethe uttered wonderful words concerning these
    • that truth which he himself considered the real one, and he once
    • uttered significant words when he said: ‘That which is
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    • has discovered.
    • that in these things it is considered that in every case a man's
    • thing itself compels you to say it is red, and that the impression
    • or beautiful, that you desire it or not. That it appears to you red
    • were considered as attributes of things! All the same that is just
    • human soul, and considered the first stage on the way to initiation,
    • the personality) must take pains to be stirred only by what lies in
    • comprehension by means of thought, of feeling and will as required,
    • sets out to attain it unprepared, with still immature powers, they
    • cleansed and ordered, he is ready to reach that condition of soul
    • unmastered by us have brought us from the world on the other side
    • required; and Goethe is aware of it. But he wants to show also how
    • when his consciousness is reduced, as in hypnotism,
    • The solution of the riddle is what the Snake whispered
    • Kingdoms, which are completed, as compared with progressive man, who
    • which for hundreds and thousands of years have brought the message of
    • transfigured man, which has led all mortality across to a life of soul.
    • had taken over the old doctrines credulously, but had misunderstood
    • ‘... a Lion red, a wooer daring, Within the Lily's tepid bath
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    • handed it to his faithful secretary Eckermann and prepared his
    • gathered from the words he uttered at the time, ‘I am now
    • when considered with reference to its literary and intellectual
    • went to Weimar and owing to his position there entered the great
    • setting in which the whole of Goethe's works appeared in 1808 in
    • which he had poured the feelings, the degrees of knowledge and also
    • he had poured into this work. All this is in the first part of
    • Faust. But when Faust appeared in 1790 as a fragment, it was
    • ‘Thou hast been to and fro on the earth, hast thou considered
    • merely saw what appeared outwardly in these books it was the
    • to know a man who suffered from a surfeit of life and who said, I
    • of Nature that many of life's puzzles were cleared up for him.
    • to unite the knowledge of what the times offered them with what
    • that time, but their way was one which never suffered intermission.
    • which he referred — in which Faust perceived the sign of (lie
    • they drop it again after having acquired a few ideas. The riddles
    • or thirty years previously when a fluid was poured into his soul
    • and then stored over by the events of the following years and by
    • give an approximate answer respecting what was poured in his
    • this Luciferic principle, he was delivered up to another principle.
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    •    To bathe thy breast in morning-red!”‘
    • what he sees who ‘bathes his breast in morning-red,’ in
    • morning-red,’ carried out in one respect?
    •  His path predestined through Creation
    • in morning-red!’ Does Faust, the disciple, do this?
    • body, he awakes as a changed man. The soul has entered the body, so
    • that he has a dim idea, or he bathes in the morning-red, of the
    • bathes his earthly breast in the morning-red. But it is only the
    • morning-red, in order to prepare himself to look straight at the
    • instrument of the brain, when inspired by the related spirit
    • Helena are to be conjured up from the past. Mephistopheles, who
    • belongs to those powers of the spiritual world which inspired the
    • breast in the morning-red, and we are shown how Faust has
    • is transfigured in the night, as it at first becomes clairvoyant in
    • all appears confusing if the student is not sufficiently prepared.
    • breast in the morning-red, and found the entrance to the spiritual
    • is not possessed, but inspired; that he can say something as a real
    • not sufficiently prepared. Mephistopheles, indeed knows also of
    • this realm, that he may not enter it unprepared. Hence the words:
    • has to be prepared by means of worthy symbols. One of these is
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    • prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous,
    • be admitted that modifications may have occurred in detail, yet
    • man of the present-time, as compared even with that of a
    • event which occurred ten years ago. Now not only according to
    • disappeared into the whole. He did not concern himself much
    • scattered over all inhabited regions. Wherever anything
    • signs. And from this habit, so naturally acquired by men in
    • It was afterwards proved that in the interval he had wandered
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    • prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous,
    • realm. Man lived in it. But he pictured to himself that where
    • the Third Hierarchy. And from time to time there entered into
    • ancient East acquired the same consciousness that you have now
    • has recently appeared, and you will find right at the beginning
    • entered deeply into Nature, into all natural existence. But now
    • man of that time it would have appeared terribly barbarous if
    • you, as an example, something which frequently occurred.
    • young people, such as I have described, suffered from its own
    • reflection and thought. They left their land and conquered a
    • the reflective faculties. What the conqueror required from the
    • of the flash disappeared completely. They saw a host, a
    • host gradually disappeared from view, and then the flash of
  • Title: World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
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    • prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous,
    • [The Epic of Gilgamesh was discovered in
    • from the spirit and soul and entered as conscious Ego
    • incarnations on Earth and had now entered into the new form of
    • with the old custom, conquered and seized the city that in the
    • city. Then there appeared, because destiny had led him thither,
    • inspired him, he began to know that the Ego had sunk down into
    • man desired to learn something concerning the spiritual world,
    • Pythagoras and others wandered far and wide in order to attain
    • case when certain exceptional conditions are not assured, the
    • appeared before men in a living way, in such a way that it
    • in front of it, enclosed in his skin. He acquired the
    • but when he felt himself one with the image, when he entered as
    • piece of rock or stone, covered with water over a large part of
    • that lived on the Earth required for its own genesis the forces
    • have here pictured to you in brief outline. Thereby their souls
    • on Earth — things are prepared which afterwards appear in
  • Title: World History: Lecture IV: Atlantean Wisdom in the Mysteries of Hibernia, Gilgamish and Eabani at Ephesus, Logos Mysteries of Artemis at Ephesus
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    • prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous,
    • able to receive the initiation he had to be strictly prepared;
    • as nothing compared with the inner shattering, the inner
    • tragedy that men of that time suffered in their preparation for
    • ceased to press, the form restored itself.
    • figure had been restored, and the statue was intact. Thanks to
    • This inner experience had of course been already prepared in
    • rose is red, the sky blue, and so forth. But these facts make
    • Imagine that we have here the expired air, on which are
    • beings that were actually present to them before they entered
    • flower-spirits appeared to Lamprecht the Priest and he
    • puerile, compared to the real truth! On the other hand we have
    • that diminishes as I go eastward. In this way, as he wandered
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    • prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous,
    • that I pictured for you yesterday, in connection with the
    • hundreds of years, forming a bark on the outside, hardening to
    • who had this great experience acquired a feeling that may be
    • Oriental Mysteries the Gods themselves appeared among the
    • Greek Mysteries appeared rather the images of the Gods, the
    • There appeared in them the shadow-spirits of Divine-Spiritual
    • Greece the great and awful Realities had disappeared. Pictures
    • phantom form. In this way the Mysteries of Greece prepared the
    • truths of the ancient East. Their souls were still stirred with
    • entered into a deeply conscious experience of what they had
    • before these two appeared again in the decadence of the Greek
    • points of view to be considered.
    • the first prose historian, appeared. And from this
    • the soul of Alexander entered into an intimate union with the
    • had subsequently elaborated and pondered. And then there was
    • showed you how the mission of Alexander the Great was inspired
    • have to see these wonderful Temples scattered over Asia; and in
    • prepared, in the time of Heraclitus. And now, in 356
    • Looking across to the East and letting our imagination be fired
  • Title: World History: Lecture VI: Mysteries of the Ancient Near East Enter Europe
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    • prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous,
    • between three or four hundred years before, and three or four
    • hundred years after, the Mystery of Golgotha. The real
    • divinely-inspired civilisation. And four hundred years after
    • that he entered into an experience of the old Divine secrets of
    • inspired from the Gods. Gods willed: men carried it into
    • effect. And the Mysteries were ordered and arranged in olden
    • prepared through the performance of certain rites that at the
    • the spiritual was to be absolutely debarred entry there.
    • Aristotle after having prepared yourself by meditation, you
    • a roundabout path and was preserved in these scattered primitive
    • continues even now. It has poured its flood of wisdom into
    • not discovered or printed till the beginning of the seventeenth
    • the art of speaking; thinking was all that mattered. The
    • not very young and who shared in the development of thought
    • Crusaders. This Aristotelian wisdom lived on, scattered far and
    • of spiritual life that is poured down to us from the
  • Title: World History: Lecture VII: The Fifteenth Century and the Transition from Mind-Soul to Spiritual-Soul
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    • prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous,
    • out, away from the Earth into unmeasured distances. From these
    • unmeasured distances forces work upon the Earth, working
    • destroyed and reduced to chaos. The albumen that is otherwise
    • it are reduced to chaos and are in no sort of combination, they
    • split up, destroyed and reduced to chaos — converted,
    • plant has already prepared for it. And now observe something
    • world around him. In the days when men pondered and meditated
  • Title: World History: Lecture VIII: The Burning of the Ephesian Temple and the Goetheanum
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    • prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous,
    • sacred Mysteries.
    • scattered places the true Rosicrucians could indeed be found.
    • unpretentious manner — men who were God-inspired,
    • who had spared no pains to seek him out. Gazing into the gentle
    • What I have here gathered up into a very few words was the
    • such Rosicrucian masters lived were prepared before-hand in a
    • appeared no less than marvellous in their eyes. An intimation
    • as compared with the events of which external history relates.
    • This whole spiritual atmosphere has disappeared in the course
    • older times, that are so often pictured to us as times of
    • When the pupil for initiation entered the Temple of Ephesus,
    • our Goetheanum been brought to completion, then as you entered
    • the resolve to go forward, unhindered by this tragedy that had
    • beheld the destroying flames. The red glow rose to Heaven.
    • Tongues of flame, dark blue and reddish yellow, curled their
    • happened in the evolution of mankind that something sacred to
    • the physical was dedicated. And gathered here as we are in the
    • be uttered again on this New Year's Eve, can be uttered, as I
    • believe, with redoubled power just because the Goetheanum is no
  • Title: World History: Lecture IX: World History in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous,
    • world. Then modern science appeared in its many branches and
    • In Dornach the strength must be acquired to confront and
    • threshold! You have squandered your ideas on the world of the
    • Let this be fired from the East
    • And from the Heights be answered,
    • Entered the stream of Earthly Being.
    • Poured into the souls of men;
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    • three or four hundred years was of such a nature that in the
    • This question can only be answered when we test, I might say in
    • of what occurred years ago, and is not now before us in
    • — but we shall see that it can be answered. It is this:
    • certain force is required when we wish to call up a
    • now we can go farther. If a man has acquired this ability to
    • noise of the world complete silence can be restored, equal to
    • earth-life at all, events by which we have been prepared for
    • not stop short with the indefinite dictum about heredity.
    • predispositions» One has now come to know the oneness of
    • pursues it as if he were required to give account of the use he
    • in the schools. What is considered by people today the
    • idea appeared to build a home for Anthroposophy? An architect
    • way lectures are usually prepared; but it is my custom to
    • is discovered in spirit, so that it is grasped not only with
    • have often compared the basic necessity here in a
    • so this building had to be related to what was fostered within
    • of knowledge of the higher world, must be tempered by the
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    • Hierarchy to which I have just referred. But if he were really to
    • soul has altered in the various epochs of time, alterations brought
    • but he considered the phenomena of nature as brought about by this
    • diagram red) we experience an Ordering of our Ideals (yellow). The
    • of Nature, (red) but in reality there is no conservation of
    • poetically altered, as seen under the influence of that delusion of
    • Archangel to the Archai. Thus it was endeavoured to make the social
    • Thus in the first Christian Centuries it was endeavoured to
    • as in the place of living Gods there now appeared abstract,
    • metaphysical concepts, a human Ordering appeared which in a sense
    • so stamped itself on man, that one was preferred before another,
    • appeared in the place of the living permeation of the social
    • In the metaphysical Ordering, everything is registered! the
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    • acquired in the physical world. We must have different ideas
    • from those acquired in the physical world if we wish to enter
    • to believe that man's waking life is to be compared with life
    • soul. That is the change. Suppose, for examples you see a red
    • flower. What you experience in the red flower causes you to
    • into your soul and brings about that you have the red flower
    • yourself a copy of the red flower by destroying the sprouting
    • science we learn that a parallel exists, in the way referred
    • external world is considered. There is a growing
    • cultured of those attending our lectures, those who write for
    • dying out. Thus works of art can be produced and admired
    • concerned with real art, is admired throughout the civilised
    • world. It is admired, let me say, because today there is a
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    • could be uttered in ten to twelve words, and he was so joyful
    • while ago, I was forced to recall this episode which occurred
    • highly coloured, a spherical surface. Now think of this
    • not yet a coloured and resounding inner experience, then the
    • with coloured forms, then it is a clairvoyance that relates
    • easily understand if we have entered but a little into the
    • the thoughts ‘rose’ and ‘red’, we
    • unite the two ideas: the rose is red. This is not the case
    • of phantastic, mystical dreamers, and considered it harmful
    • Feuerbach discovered for himself is a most characteristic
    • something humanity has itself prepared, and one can see how
    • short-sighted, inconsequent thoughts appeared, and a love for
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    • these two lines of opposition are considered as being like
    • what is called sensuous passion. As people were gathered
    • public opinion in Greece, considered wisdom as something
    • this sense Anthroposophy must be sacred to us; we must be
    • according to which the world has been ordered. When
    • sort of moral impulses will the wisdom acquired through
    • time, as owing to a certain Duality acquired by modern life,
    • something inspired. Among the people of the fourth
    • possessions, who squandered his living in all directions.
    • nothing but parasites are produced by what is squandered.
    • man. Since Christ has entered into the Earth development
    • extreme, in order that the ill effects may be repaired.
    • whole of his life. Anthroposophy has to be acquired ever more
    • may not yet be aware of it, when the hereditary
    • characteristics still hidden in the body are conquered, the
    • altered to some extent, so what was looked upon as virtue in
    • which appeared at a time when the old instinctive wisdom had
    • wisdom had disappeared do we find the statement that
    • This statement will make it clear that wonder only appeared
    • first appeared in the fourth post-Atlantean age, namely the
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    • referred will, of course, be echoed in my remarks. I should
    • that has occurred, his life and personality have had the least
    • his works, consisting of hundreds of volumes, been published
    • Now, I have often referred recently to the strange error of an
    • stored up in human karma. His stern father guides the boy in a
    • when considered objectively, we shall find a solution for
    • he entered in 1765 at a relatively early age. We must not
    • be suffered for an even longer period of time by young people
    • enjoy life. No, young Goethe had not entered the University of
    • on Gottsched. He appeared at Gottsched's door. I do not know
    • the comprehensive intellectual horizons he desired. Therefore,
    • mystic-cabalistic — points of view. Even then he endeavored to
    • Goethe now entered vitally into all that then stirred
    • Herder's mind already harbored a vast, comprehensive view of
    • state of being born and shared in Herder's aspiration,
    • literally hundreds of years old. There “law and rights like an
    • Goethe's work gave his father immense pleasure, and he shared
    • humanity. As artist or poet, he cannot be compared with Dante,
    • fights for the most varied issues, and is later captured. After
    • battles. Yet, in spite of all the boredom of the single events,
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    • French officers were quartered in his father's house during the
    • all that has entered into the life of modern humanity through
    • have discovered America? Certainly, this could be asserted,
    • Erasmus if, for example, their mothers had suffered accidents
    • no means suppose that America would never have been discovered
    • if it had not been discovered by Columbus. You will find it
    • rather self-evident that America would have been discovered
    • even if Columbus had suffered from a brain defect.
    • actually occurred and a tile had fallen on Goethe's head when
    • certain events had not occurred. What was living within him as the
    • his powerful spiritual vitality, but this also devoured his
    • soul that had brought this predisposition for this illness into
    • illness to a man cannot be explained on the basis of hereditary
    • This event of near death appeared in Goethe at the end of the
    • sixties in Leipzig, but its force had been prepared long before
    • he later reduced to artistic form in Werther. His own
    • Long afterward he related how he then encountered himself,
    • fascinated and inspired, are nonexistent? Many of the dramas of
    • the Duke of Weimar appeared as if from without. Goethe is
    • soul-sleep, to reduce the intensity of the fire that burned in
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    • question can be answered only when we observe life somewhat
    • whose main center is the brain, centered in the head, the
    • nerves that are centered in the spinal cord, and the nerves
    • possibility is offered to man to descend into his ganglionic
    • acquired!” Man, however, is a complicated being and we do not
    • understanding for what really happens here is acquired only
    • professionals. They were actually enraptured, especially when
    • series placed side by side. It was then discovered that this
    • sound from his master, the paper bearing the required letter or
    • might be considered equally naive, because Hermann Bahr
    • system, are greatly impaired during the waking life of day. But
    • been obscured somewhat through the experimentation that has
    • Goethe had acquired because of his special karma, those with
    • become the conceptions, the mental images, that Goethe poured
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    • specially qualified personalities was then inspired by beings
    • on earth has already occurred. During the fourth post-Atlantean
    • prepared; the Sun period, in which the etheric man was
    • prepared; the Moon period, in which the astral man was
    • prepared, and that we are now passing through the earth period
    • of Vulcan. Just as on ancient Saturn processes occurred so
    • that is, the fine manner of speaking so much admired today,
    • experience in his or her profession even a hundred years ago
    • things are really considered rightly far too infrequently for
    • acquired such educational credentials are at present highly
    • the emotions and joys that men transferred into it, it was not
    • predetermined by, man as a motor force, as I have
    • knowledge of the spiritual forces that can be discovered by
    • as the earlier evolutionary periods required the abstract
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    • unparalleled when compared to the total scope of life in other
    • disappeared, so it is said, but has burrowed into the
    • had surrendered to it and if it had been fulfilled. Under the
    • has not disappeared. The content of the soul is not exhausted
    • means, although in most cases patients only seem to be cured.
    • soul; the shattered plan of life still continued to be a living
    • this case, too, the “experts” believe the man can be cured
    • when, through questioning, this shattered plan of life is
    • discovered and the person can come to an understanding of it
    • that of gnosis can be discovered there, or a demonic teaching
    • hindered that particular life plan from coming to fruition.
    • predestined for it in the next earthly life; this it could not
    • the bottom. This is often predestined to exert its influence
    • the lake what sort of occupation it had, and the lake answered,
    • into which we have entered by placing ourselves in a certain
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    • have actually appeared, but few concepts that correspond with
    • discovered and included in a supplement to one of his novels,
    • scientific progress. However, it occurred to Max Eyth that the
    • relied more on atavistic clairvoyance; this later disappeared
    • answered, naturally, but posed. We see here how modern man
    • man, the death he suffered in connection with his work, must
    • entered a government ministry where he was also a remarkable
    • people say, and a reactionary report was required. His superior
    • position of director of the theater was offered him. There was
    • required! I have been in a theater no more than seven times in
    • order a large cake for her.” This was delivered early the next
    • director. What do you think of him?” “Well,” she answered, “I
    • she put on her dressing gown and he delivered her husband to
    • entered. You can imagine the situation, but he nevertheless
    • speak. Alfred Baron von Berger wrote that remarkable story,
    • say this occurred “by chance” shortly before his death. This is
    • societies have endeavored to keep this symptomatic study as far
    • have been used to keep this knowledge, which is fostered within
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    • vocation, none of which is to be considered more prosaic or
    • role heredity plays in human life, and teachers who talk about
    • discussing the problem of heredity today mean that children
    • incarnations. People talk about heredity, but a correct opinion
    • of my lecture delivered a short time ago in Liestal,
    • the greatest importance to the scientific theory of heredity
    • this point has significance for the question of heredity.
    • develop the bases for the transmission of hereditary
    • heredity is determined. From a reflection I have already set
    • gestures, and in the entire hereditary tendency. Thus, it is
    • preceding period. As you have heard, the hereditary impulses
    • the time is past during which these hereditary impulses
    • two currents, one having its source in heredity and the other
    • in redemption, must be fully considered if we wish to judge
    • the social evolution of the world as he knew and encountered it
    • differs from earlier human types. He answered by saying that in
    • reduction to the interests of mercantile offices and bourgeois
    • common colony. Such were the words uttered by Herzen who
    • they believe they can most effectually discredit an opponent.
    • entered the Anthroposophical
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    • prepared to do so by an anthroposophical view. Our minds must
    • sixteenth century. In order to consider the hereditary
    • Greek philosopher who had hitherto been so greatly honored.
    • discoveries, for which others claimed part of the credit as was
    • earning a little thereby, to be sure, but it required a good
    • infinitely highly treasured by me, as also of the love of your
    • throughout the best part of my life, I have labored even to
    • well, indeed. Even poets, noblemen, and princes honored him and
    • held all kinds of festivities because they considered him a
    • been discovered by Galileo
    • these four princes appeared in the entourage. It was an altogether
    • hatred of the clergy.
    • of Pisa watching the church lamp swing, he discovered the
    • he lectured on mathematics for sixty scudi a year and also
    • lectured with great distinction on mathematics and related
    • regarding the barometer and other things, credit for which was
    • told you. Thus, he was actually transferred from Padua back to
    • is much talk about heredity nowadays and many questions are
    • considered solely in connection with it. I first told you the
    • example of right thinking about the question of heredity. It is
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    • world directing his view to what is offered to the senses, and
    • final analysis, this incredible arrogance, which is often
    • of insights you have acquired, whether much of what has been
    • important incision occurred in this evolution at the time when
    • we entered into the Egypto-Chaldean or even passed all the way
    • to the Persian — we find everywhere that what was uttered by
    • advanced, this has been lost. The word has been rendered ever
    • uttered in the right way what was ordinarily called the Word,
    • this inner force. But another power then entered into earthly
    • is, “Where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in
    • three are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of
    • moral point of view. They are considered only as a
    • hundreds and even thousands of years, man made use of only that
    • rarefaction and condensation of air that occurred automatically
    • through what has been poured into human evolution, the spirit
    • considered least significant. After all, this (here the letter
    • material only what contains a hundred times as much as the dot
    • it. He then discovered what he needed in a strange way. He was
    • occurred to him to construct his mobile apparatus in such a way
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    • we seek the answer to the question to which we referred in the
    • Golgotha; that is, it actually occurred only once at a definite
    • since this Mystery of Golgotha occurred during the time of the
    • often considered this luciferic seduction in the sense in which
    • reverenced as his ancestor. The ancestor appeared to him not
    • ancestor appeared belonged together in a single ancestral cult.
    • revered what was revealed to them through it. But during the
    • Golgotha had not occurred, people would have degenerated; they
    • two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst
    • person in this way stands within heredity and hereditary
    • restored to him through the appearance of Christ on earth. Read
    • As I have said, this concept must be transferred entirely into our
    • the human being endeavored to transcend his own being in order
    • had not entered into human evolution, the following would have
    • have been openly visible to them. Then they would have entered
    • ascetic way and would have entered into the spiritual luciferic
    • endeavored to spiritualize human beings, they were too strongly
    • occurred. At a certain time, as you know, not only was the earth
    • means nothing more than that it acquired a force through which
    • spiritualization, a subconscious process was required. Had the
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    • prepared as the were by their knowledge of this Mystery of
    • colored as it was by Rome, had the particular task of
    • fluidity of the concept is ignored there arises what to the
    • permanent, anything that can be referred to by the concept of
    • But the word will remain, the Logos, who has appeared in the
    • which this cosmic, spiritual being entered historic
    • belong sin and redemption, in short, the religious
    • disappeared — they have painted their own portraits and
    • disappeared but the pictures are still there. And they are
    • here also (see red in diagram); but these have now to be more
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    • shown as the red circle A, is connected the spiritual which
    • the matter stands when considered cosmically. To look
    • Considered
    • revealed what is stored up in you karmically for your next
    • dreaming consciousness, only it is overpowered by the strong
    • that I am drawing in red what you would see from the other
    • blue; seen from the other side it appears red (but naturally
    • one does not see it.) In what you would see red, is hidden
    • Everything hidden from sense perception lies there stored up.
    • this small bit of red; this goes over (see below in diagram)
    • turn to the blue but to the red which moreover you do not
    • see. Behind the red, however, there crosses what otherwise
    • ordinary consciousness. It is indeed your stored up memories.
    • can play a part in historical evolution; you are overpowered
    • Overpowered: There are indeed many instances of this.
    • agree that men believe that, shall we say, for two hundred
    • gather up what they have been thinking for two hundred years,
    • the last hundred and fifty years, shall we say, has prompted
    • today for the bourgeoisie transferred into the realm of
    • more this time from the modern point of view, referred to
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    • referred to as the Good. A concept of this kind is just what
    • to be filled by the sun, he would find in this space red hot
    • space red hot gas or something of the kind. This is what the
    • three I have referred to, that actually has something in it
    • the diagram of your head (see red in diagram 5). but now, if
    • should have to draw... another region here (red under the
    • where it is red, physical man would stand thus in profile,
    • (red). That would be part of the man of soul-and-spirit who
    • describing this in detail what I have here colored lilac I
    • blue, that is approaching blue red, this would be the region
    • of the ingredients of this soul world.
    • its ingredients, but during physical life these are bound up
    • whole changes. Above all, the region that is red here
    • leaf of the plant and the red petal of the rose are different
    • this red blossom of the rose is the metamorphosis of the
    • membered into what was group-soul. You can read about this in
    • indicate with red strokes. (Diagram 10).
    • his own body (that is why the red strokes are isolated).
    • red, the while will form a unified figure (see diagram.)
    • The white is Pneuma, the red physical matter (see diagram 10)
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    • depicting economic processes was one peculiarly favoured in
    • hundred years should give rise to this belief in an
    • — caricatured: one will only get into quite a distorted
    • wanted to get my hair cut; and there I discovered a
    • declared: ‘My aim is not to make money; my aim is a
    • considered by the political economists and the business-men;
    • in editions of 3 to 5 hundred strong, of which not 50 copies
    • regulations: that would only tie the whole thing up in red
    • in the present day have wandered so wide of real life? It
    • last half-hundred of years in the nineteenth century. And
    • unnecessary consumption; but they would have figured as
    • cri-cri workers would have figured as consumers too, even if
    • would have figured as consumers too; but this is not the
    • industrialists had already manufactured so much on stock
    • 1912, when a million was required for educational purposes;
    • was required for turning into powder! And then take what came
    • recurred to this question in the paper of the Threefold
    • money may in every way be compared to the soul's inner
    • connections which should be carefully considered. And when
    • these, functionally considered, make up the whole human being.
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    • carried on, unless one is prepared to base anything one may
    • Social Question is, that it must be compared with a real
    • thing of which the book is talking, instead of being compared
    • with real practice, is compared with some bee or other, that
    • as already have appeared as an abstract of the Roots of the
    • following numbers, just as they appeared before! Having said
    • the path, and declared:iThese people are leading us straight
    • utterly wrong end. I delivered a lecture recently on the idea
    • said in the most good-natured, well-meaning way: ‘Here,
    • prepared to do new work from their own quite inner and
    • know, we have endeavoured, really, to find an attitude
    • is enamoured of the Threefold Order, or because one is set on
    • title is to be conferred, and things of that kind. In short,
    • Question" ("Threefold Commonwealth") has appeared
    • first number appeared in July 11, 1919, and contains, amongst
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    • says, for instance — and anyone can think of hundreds of
    • beat on my ear unnoticed — I would not have discovered
    • why the philosophical approach has constantly entered in at
    • spirit proves that it is not just a belief that is acquired,
    • only when we have prepared ourselves in the way I have
    • underlying order which may be compared to the kind of
    • And this is acquired by feeling the power that we experience in
    • inspired knowledge. In using this word I would ask you
    • compared with the serious work which goes into the discoveries
    • bothered to get a true idea of what the science of spirit
    • and inspired knowledge we have gone through all the various
    • the physical body is tired, but because something else takes
    • only discovered half of what is necessary to make the human
    • the breast region. The human being considered from the aspect
    • of building up, reduces, takes something away from the
    • is derived from the withdrawal of evolution, from reducing
    • immortal soul as it was before it entered into the physical
    • inspired by the life before birth.
    • will be measured by the extent to which this happens.
    • spirit is slandered by many people today because it is not
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    • terrible way. We could add hundreds and hundreds of similar
    • now witnessing were being prepared, it happened by what we
    • symbols and images. Even revered figures and personalities are
    • often presented to the people in images and revered in images.
    • of the times and revered, portrayed and characterized as such
    • that could hardly be bettered. I must say that some of the
    • found in their own people than can be discovered today purely
    • inspired knowledge and intuitive knowledge. — This
    • and prepared there is something that we can perceive
    • reduced, its final experience of the body is connected with an
    • development. When the soul shared to a very large extent in the
    • Mystery of Golgotha that occurred just in this age: the new
    • knowledge I have referred to previously. Without this
    • erected a monument to him. A hundred years earlier his father,
    • that the son take himself off and did not return. A hundred
    • lived here, Karl Christian Planck. I referred to him at that
    • of the lecture. Nor will vague prophecies be uttered. But
    • be offered to the life of the soul.
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    • illustration to show how our whole soul life is now altered by
    • which can be compared to this. With the thoughts we have in
    • compared with the forms of a statue. Here I have no intention
    • earlier lectures here, and it can frequently be referred
    • There had first to be a training of several hundred years in
    • earlier times, hundreds or even thousands of years ago, there
    • spirit in the past also reached the point referred to here,
    • by our own conscious intention. Having acquired the requisite
    • nevertheless our consciousness has not disappeared.
    • what exists through heredity and impress our own organization
    • pain and we awaken to a life which may be compared to the
    • out, where inventiveness is required, we can feel that the
    • things were being done. Having acquired this spiritual
    • discovered that the man is dead and can no longer open his
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    • which has been acquired in natural science, beyond the sense
    • thought has acquired its strength and its training through the
    • soul's life. What was originally stirred in the soul by an
    • passed through the most varied metamorphoses and has reappeared
    • prepared for a higher stage of knowledge than that acquired in
    • we had only pale thoughts, as compared with the living sense
    • Through this the knowledge has been acquired that man in his
    • with all our strength, a particular faculty of soul is acquired
    • experienced through inspired consciousness shows through
    • soul and spirit, before it has entered through the mother's
    • After this stage of inspired knowledge has been achieved, and
    • not considered. But methodical research must have a firm
    • between an eye in which the vitreous body is obscured, or which
    • Through Inspired and Intuitive knowledge he comes to know
    • do not hesitate to describe these things, which are assured
    • processes; what appeared to us before as the separate organs of
    • what can be discovered in higher words through immediate
    • conscience are moral; their true source through Inspired and
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    • cell, which would be similar to what would be discovered as the
    • nothing can be discovered in this way that cannot also be
    • discovered by our normal perception in looking at the ordinary
    • modern science of spirit or anthroposophy is prepared. But the
    • perceptive consciousness is. It is not acquired by means
    • arbitrary decision, but it is acquired by a person working as a
    • mind in the modern scientific outlook. For several hundred
    • phenomena that normally are only considered quite apart from
    • what Goethe says about the experience of the color red. Red,
    • organism. How wonderful, even compared with the latest
    • their predecessors done around the turn of the 18th to the 19th
    • remembered that this idea cannot be the fruit of mere
    • appeared in 1860, Fichte says that there can be nothing
    • again reduced to dust as soon as the binding force is taken
    • cool and logical our relationship is to this as compared to our
    • the one we have in normal life — is poured out over our
    • mind, over our mental images. Inner responsibility poured out
    • referred to the fact that an unknown soul quality is to be
    • Among the many works that appeared there was also one which was
    • about James, nothing about 1886 when Myers discovered the
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    • compared with that of children between the ages of seven to
    • hundred children in the Waldorf School there were at the very
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    • have known, differed from the beginning. One can distinguish
    • the forcing house, compared with plants growing freely in
    • West. But all that has to be administered by human reason,
    • uttered unless there stood behind them the ancient primeval
    • transpired before the eye of history, we see how muck enters
    • appeared — they have originally sprung up from the East.
    • as that bit Aime Blech, which recently appeared as a
    • themselves to-day to one who is really prepared to be
    • I think, still spared us), Tirpitz, Ludendorf, and a whole
    • was favoured for a time by the “All Highest”,
    • pre-Christian Rome again appeared, and as if everything which
    • Spiritual impulses. Superficially considered it is easy to
    • see many a black cross with red roses or something like
    • impulses traditions. Above all one thing must be considered,
    • altered; for his idea of the creation of an Empire was
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    • lived with the between death and rebirth. We then entered
    • The Luciferic powers, who once entered into a union with our
    • nebulous mysticism, in dreaming, he can be insnared by
    • crippled on the one side and reduced to a merely abstract
    • It is only in the last century that man was first reduced to
    • considered today.
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    • THROUGH FREELY ACQUIRED KNOWKEDGE
    • ordering - up flares the Marxist's love of aggression (shared
    • for it? The answer is that the religious faiths have fostered
    • through the Middle Ages. Nothing scared the learned ones of
    • matters stand. We have entered an age of human evolution in
    • why this is so, the answer must be: As we as men have entered
    • the predisposition to this tendency was looked for in the
    • evolution through heredity, for nothing more can come from
    • considered in their right connection. Outer conditions
    • truth even if this truth is considered necessary only from
    • of education. There has appeared livingly before our eyes
    • though it is hardly credible: how one should teach, how the
    • into these words: In an official gazette it is ordered, with
    • from green leaf to the coloured petal of the flower is
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • said, just because he had ventured as a result of his
    • in a more tempestuous, uncultured atmosphere! I do not say,
    • What has bred and cultivated it? Religious Creeds and
    • external reality itself (unhindered as he must be by any
    • The fact of the matter is that we have entered upon an epoch
    • to the conclusion that just as man to-day has entered upon a
    • does net proceed from mere physical hereditary evolution, for
    • Things must be considered in their relation to the whole. The
    • must not be lightly uttered. But when someone comes and
    • are ordered how to teach! And people do not realise what that
    • assuredly fifty people placed in positions where words are
    • stages, but the transition of the leaf into the coloured
    • to-day. I could not speak to the people who were gathered
    • not yet discovered and a great deal still rests in the bosom
    • of the present which must be discovered for the healing of
    • been discovered by humanity. Look deeply into these things,
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • what bordered on it, a part of Asia and a portion of Africa,
    • guarantee that he has gone some distance and has entered into
    • whereby such consciousness can be acquired, however far away
    • about it. Their ignorance can be compared to the belief which
    • conception has for the last three or four hundred years had a
    • the last three to four hundred years. It is not in accord
    • authority — people say that they are no longer credulous
    • credulous it would have been quite impossible for the
    • for it is far more credulous of authority even than ancient
    • acquired a knowledge of the nature of man. We should
    • has not occurred to students as yet to give the same kind of
    • years old are considered mature enough to go into Parliament,
    • considered to be unnecessary at the age of 40 years to try to
    • be offered to the world, has already been attained! At the
    • manners and behavious have first to be acquired. But apart
    • Commonwealth which appeared under the title of A
    • solution of the social question?” I answered him:
    • “Most assuredly not; but in the course of historical
    • hundred years and then it will be necessary again to consider
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    • of our contemporaries. Why are they scared? It is because
    • indeed; people are scared when the gravity of these things
    • declared again and again that Being in itself eludes the
  • Title: The Physical-Superphysical: Its Realisation Through Art
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    • compatible with cultured taste; rather does it correspond to
    • life has within it the super- physical, as if conjured there
    • with red walls, I take something for granted about the red
    • taken into a red room and am face to face with the man who
    • red room had something insincere about it and I shall go away
    • life. On meeting a woman in a red dress we shall feel that
    • magically conjured within nature herself can be discovered
    • learned from him many things that have entered deeply into
    • things. Whereas the bright colours, the reds and the yellows,
    • in the same way as, let us say, yellow or red, without any
    • beside red. This appears rather trivial to anyone with a
    • and red for it is not in their nature to be led in that way
    • or will anyway try to, reduce the quiescent form, which to
    • the one-sided eye is only an object, to reduce this form to
    • to bring back this gesture, that has been thus conjured up,
    • discovered only when subconscious forces of the soul are able
  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • were living in waves of tone and sound. The soul is outpoured
    • sea, there hovered denizens of the air, coming to her as
    • When the seer says that what he sees is red, he is
    • connection with the colour red; the experience is the same as
    • it is at the sight of red — only in this case it is a
    • blanching and a kind of reddening — at a higher level
    • than ordinary reddening — which becomes outstreaming
    • is in mind and intellect and, through the reddening, what he
    • himself, not merely to what he says. It must be remembered
    • concrete and real that each single phase is discovered again
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    • members of his being. But the future has always to be prepared and it
    • an idea and the object that is pictured by the idea. These theories
    • I will try to find out the constituents that are required for man's
    • form after death and to transform our organism. Everything that is acquired
    • of antiquity, when man's knowledge was acquired through faculties of
    • and ancient Chaldea acquired their knowledge through atavistic clairvoyance
    • Indians. In our age, when practically the whole Earth has been explored,
    • acquired of the outer world must be given into the hands of the Gods.
    • our knowledge must be rendered fit for the Gods by our attitude towards
    • with the feelings that it must be offered up to the Gods. In the future
    • ahead of us, however, this attitude will have to be acquired consciously
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    • these two lines of opposition are considered as being like
    • what is called sensuous passion. As people were gathered
    • public opinion in Greece, considered wisdom as something
    • this sense Anthroposophy must be sacred to us; we must be
    • according to which the world has been ordered. When
    • sort of moral impulses will the wisdom acquired through
    • time, as owing to a certain Duality acquired by modern life,
    • something inspired. Among the people of the fourth
    • possessions, who squandered his living in all directions.
    • nothing but parasites are produced by what is squandered.
    • man. Since Christ has entered into the Earth development
    • extreme, in order that the ill effects may be repaired.
    • whole of his life. Anthroposophy has to be acquired ever more
    • may not yet be aware of it, when the hereditary
    • characteristics still hidden in the body are conquered, the
    • altered to some extent, so what was looked upon as virtue in
    • which appeared at a time when the old instinctive wisdom had
    • wisdom had disappeared do we find the statement that
    • This statement will make it clear that wonder only appeared
    • first appeared in the fourth post-Atlantean age, namely the
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    • to judge these writings who has not acquired, either through
    • were poured out into the human mind of that time and they
    • compared with modern man, he had a kind of animal shape. If we
    • knew the essential nature of what had entered his physical
    • had been prepared through the mysteries; they would have been
    • able to communicate, to prepared priests for the mysteries, the
    • been poured out into primeval wisdom. But within the whole of
    • without meaning that the teachers who then appeared
    • then appeared put the greatest emphasis not on written
    • referred to this living connection. As already stated, the
    • freedom and human intellect. This has appeared with especial
    • disciples? For He appeared to them in the same manner in which
    • the divine teachers had appeared to primitive mankind.
    • — something has occurred in My own being with which ye
    • in yourselves the understanding that the earth has acquired
    • Divine has occurred which cannot be grasped by mere earthly
    • all that he has gathered from earthly conditions, from
    • wisdom is what the Gods themselves have acquired through the
    • never be acquired through brain knowledge, that is, through
    • knowledge acquired through the intellect which uses the brain
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    • Dawson for the Antroposophic Press in 1944. It has since appeared as lecture 2 of 11 in GA109 Das Prinzip
    • who has not acquired — through the School itself or in
    • A lecture delivered in Berlin February 15, 1909
    • receiving a quite specially prepared etheric body. We know that
    • etheric body must be prepared which is the model etheric body
    • etheric body, prepared by an exalted Avatar, and then woven
    • the Christ entered into the threefold sheath of Jesus of
    • Christ Principle in the earth evolution, there occurred in
    • human being appeared who — irrespective of
    • could be procured from the physical plane. We need only to take
    • people who would have considered it the greatest folly had they
    • devotion, a direct certainty of sacred truths. There existed in
    • For the astral body of man must of course be considered in a
    • appeared Who is known as Christ Jesus; that other spiritual
    • — there appeared the special conviction — because
    • Avatar-Being of Christ had entered into the body of Jesus of
    • but what was developed and nurtured by the scholastic science
    • materialism. What the ego had acquired as content has been
    • into a Christ-receptive organ. This ego must now rediscover the
    • science. Carefully prepared through the three stages of
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    • more evidence of any nature can be captured in just the right way.
    • quite have the reality value compared to what we experience
    • the depths of the human being thought pictures will be conjured
    • there, is conjured up before our souls by the memory.
    • human organic functions. That which is acquired here
    • This would assuredly be so if there were no
    • not just something that the space-body has conjured out of
    • super-sensible knowledge that can be acquired in order to feel
    • these than the passively acquired ideas of ordinary
    • acquired conceptions stop. Think first of all about stopping
    • been prepared by his parents and forefathers. And from the deep
    • can be acquired by the human soul. This however is the second
    • — that may be acquired in the characterized example
    • as entirely foreign. We have not desired to see this ego as it
    • bodily functions. I want to say, we see red as red, the same
    • the things that the botanist or the astronomer has explored
    • used to the things that the spiritual researcher has explored
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    • matured abilities and inclinations, it also contains seeds
    • religions will be restored by spiritual science.
    • purpose. In fact, the hatred and intolerance that formerly
    • required now is complete mutual understanding, not just
    • ideals. But life is shared with people of different cultures
    • unprepared and do not know what to do. It is not realized
    • them. But everyone is required to understand the impulses of
    • ensured. History is made by human beings, but when it is made
    • ignored. Human beings are destined to absorb into their heart
    • ever endured without a religious foundation. Let someone
    • questions of life are discussed, all that is offered is a web
    • retain the feelings engendered by faith. When at last even
    • with which to perceive it. The moment sight is restored an
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • discord. But when pain and suffering have been conquered,
    • destroyer within the organism. This blue-red blood, by
    • absorbing the oxygen, is transformed into red, life-giving
    • blood through a process of combustion. This red blood that
    • were to be transferred a mile or two above the earth's
    • immense range, for mirrored in it is the whole cosmos.
    • system in which the environment is mirrored in a special way.
    • mirrored in the sympathetic nervous system, another event
    • occurred in human beings. The spinal cord was added to the
    • image itself now entered into relationship with the
    • transformation that had occurred in the astral body. Whereas
    • structured astral body what is needed to formulate mental
    • with this transformation, another one occurred on a higher
    • mirrored picture as inner life. A being who in addition
    • within it there is prepared a prototype of that person's
    • then only such sense perceptible experiences are remembered.
    • was brought over through heredity. A human's mental life
    • absorbed by his blood. Incredible as it may seem to the
    • referred not only to personally known events but also to
    • consciousness compared with modern human waking
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    • suffering, and even death itself, are conquered.
    • discovered many points of reference in this field. However,
    • as well ascribe sensation to blue litmus paper that turns red
    • awakened, the result is comparable to sight being restored to
    • and willing. If an organ connected with the will is impaired,
    • feeling and willing must be severed from one another. The
    • and willing is severed, the initiate can see someone
    • between blue, poisonous, destructive blood, and red,
    • endured upon the Cross, that Spirit is born which poured out
    • that they would not want to be spared the pain they have
    • endured, for from it they have gained knowledge. This is a
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IV: The Origin of Evil
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    • glossed over, evil is ignored. One has to enter deeply into
    • blind and whose sight is restored. An inner process takes
    • the sour s experiences gathered in the physical world. The
    • Greek philosophers have compared the human soul to the bee
    • how the least expenditure of material can be structured to
    • previous planet. Peculiar legendary creatures wandered about,
    • love engendered by mortals is breathed in by the gods. This
    • remembered that, just as wisdom is born of error, so love can
    • was good on the old planet is no longer so when transferred
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • speculation, but on what is discovered through the higher
    • blind person as blue or red.
    • must be considered separately. While it is impossible for
    • mother must be cared for, because her health influences the
    • principles of education are required in the various life
    • have yellow, reddish colors. This may seem like a
    • lively child the yellow-reddish shades call up the opposite
    • lady attired in beautiful finery. Why? Because it stirs its
    • qualities of the ether body and must be fostered; but it is
    • period feelings of respect and veneration are fostered. Such
    • the child's own circle, perhaps that of a revered relative.
    • already self-reliant, but its healthy development is impaired
    • nursery rhymes and children's songs. What mattered was not
    • Hence, the value of gymnastics. However, the desired effect
    • for its sake the mother must be cared for. Similarly, what
    • cared for, as that in turn will benefit the child. This holds
    • cared for. Impure thoughts and passions harm them just as
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    • will then be discovered that often the issue concerned is not
    • solutions have been offered. We cannot go into a historical
    • death; for life is miserable; it can be endured only because
    • death are considered, a distinction must be made between
    • age of seven the physical principle is at work unfettered,
    • body now lives at the expense of the forces stored in the
    • place can be compared with what happens when a piece of wood
    • discovered through a similar approach, which will also throw
    • certain animals wandered into caves and stayed there, their
    • eyes in time atrophied. The eye, a sense predisposed to
    • beneficial effects if rightly administered. It always depends
    • is administered. Nothing, as such, is a poison.
    • Goethe answered
    • will be increasingly discovered the more it is seen to
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • school. We shall attempt to understand what is required of
    • compared with modern human beings the Atlantean's soul and
    • pictorial consciousness, which could be compared with that of
    • which great spiritual teachers have appeared among men. Buddha,
    • must be fostered. The teacher must be deeply aware of the
    • child when the capacity for imagery is fostered. Plants
    • should listen carefully to the truth uttered by a child, but
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • which he suffered would still have overtaken Hölderin
    • physical is subject to the laws of physical heredity, but so
    • to say on this subject. He suffered from a partial cataract
    • in the left eye that impaired his sight. He describes his own
    • outwardly just as it does when the eye is impaired. It
    • about suddenly, but is gradually prepared from the age of
    • tiredness, argumentativeness, headaches, problems with
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IX: Wisdom and Health
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    • fostered in circles where it was recognized that human beings
    • which fostered spiritual knowledge. In the region where
    • we discover the spiritual world. What is required is that we
    • at the conceptual stage, he would never have discovered the
    • them into colored images and mental pictures. Anyone who
    • required of human beings. The soul must become active, as the
    • discovered, and the doctors were greatly alarmed; she showed
    • one who had manufactured the pills.
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    • experienced and has acquired during earthly life is
    • already acquired capabilities. The characteristics a person
    • Heredity certainly plays a part, but only insofar as the
    • been prepared by another ether body. Statistical evidence
    • attributes stored in the child's ether body. Furthermore, now
    • abilities contained as predispositions in his three
    • furthered if the early education was right, particularly as
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • about whom much is rumored, but history has little to say.
    • appeared at the beginning of the seventeenth century, the
    • slightly modified. While the wisdom is fostered in narrow
    • but work was done that furthered civilization and implanted
    • patience, energy and perseverance are required.
    • thinking was, in the words uttered by the Chorus Mysticus, in
    • ordinary knowledge of what he encountered an his journeys
    • that, if a person is compared to the plant, it is the root,
    • Lift their heads unfettered towards sunlit spaces. The animal
    • fertilizing sacred lance of love. This stage will be reached
    • something that is sacred and noble — a force they will
    • what Plato referred to as the disappearance of the Island of
    • hundreds and thousands of such signs that the pupil gradually
    • usually erroneous. The signs used to be regarded as sacred,
    • the eighteenth century there appeared in an earnest
    • often referred, namely, that if we could draw an extract out
    • and likewise for the animals. Those animals that wandered
    • microcosm he must rediscover its forces and laws. Not through
    • is that an inspired genius describes in the Old Testament. An
    • world.” Such phrases are simply valueless compared with
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    • is to be considered, one cannot be limited to say only what
    • expressing what he discovered, or what he felt about plants
    • subsequently discovered. Therefore, the objection should not
    • what he, Richard Wagner, offered to mankind should have
    • evolution. Human development and that of art appeared to him
    • future ideal, he was referred to as “the
    • conscious, but which are discovered by the botanist.
    • Poor Henry who suffered from a dreadful illness. We are told
    • could he be cured of his terrible infliction. This indicates
    • that the love, offered by a soul that is pure, can directly
    • sacrifice? Is it not an instance of what the Redeemer on the
    • it. The Flying Dutchman is with good reason referred to as
    • Redeemer; he cannot believe that someone can guide mankind
    • pure. Only an innocent maiden's love can redeem the Flying
    • the artistic works of antiquity. He acquired a unique sense
    • areas of the continent were covered with huge masses of dense
    • covered most of the countries. The water of the Rhine was
    • wandered eastwards, their dull consciousness grew ever more
    • background was what mattered; they must have the
    • are left with empty words instead of being inwardly fired
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    • records were inspired. Consequently, every word in the Bible
    • for centuries has been considered a source of Truth, can
    • and consequently doubt that they were in fact inspired. By
    • have discovered what can be accepted as more or less genuine.
    • the Bible had been inspired by a higher spiritual source.
    • things are considered, all prejudice must be set aside. In
    • external being has altered in the course of evolution, but
    • It differed because those who were initiates already
    • discovered that through schooling, a person's spiritual eyes
    • show the way, but no other kind of authority is required, and
    • experienced in this condition differed considerably from the
    • existence, and prepared to bear witness of the spiritual
    • uttered certain words that were always the same: "Oh my God,
    • Mystical Fact, you will find this question answered in
    • Jewish and Christian writings appeared in Palestine between
    • evolution that is indicated in the Bible, and often referred
    • breath with which the “I am the I am” poured part
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    • philosophical abstraction entered, and the old images and signs were
    • gave art a new impulse, which at first appeared through the works of
    • to this seeking and asking. He mastered today's exact science; he can
    • sinking of the ship were offered to us, but we were not mature enough
    • what was offered and to be the appropriate instruments for the
    • now in the ruins of a battered
    • which consider themselves anchored in
    • spirit, must pass a trial. Such a self-desired trial always calls
    • spiritual world. It was a call delivered to humanity – followed
    • to do with what occurred at this General Meeting or what is otherwise
    • desired.
    • an association of people has occurred in a natural way during the
    • societies; whatever a person might think, in the moment he uttered
    • it, by the very fact of uttering it he entered into a contradiction
    • provides the required sanction. Within this working group a purely
    • must be assured in that the will to be a member should not come from
    • referring here to the strong differences which occurred during this
    • replied: the fact that it didn't happened could be considered an
    • commotion and disruption occurred. The most irritating crisis for
    • been a long time in the Society in that I required of them that they
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    • The ancient Oriental entered into his dream-like thinking more from the
    • of the spirit and inspired piety in the artistically inspired man. There
    • knowledge. Art was transferred to its own world. Religion, the source of
    • discovered the world of spirit immersed In knowledge. But he longed to see
    • consciousness. In the ancient Orient, man labored in accordance with an
    • survive only so long as the tilling of the soil is predominant in
    • once flowed into brotherhood. In the course of time, this disappeared; the
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    • there was no educational system of the kind required to-day,
    • This was prepared for in the Greek epoch. The Grecian life was
    • inspired one.
    • the Oriental, the thoughts ordered themselves, as if of their
    • soul-life had a corresponding nuance. When he nurtured
    • epochs was not so severed from the life of feeling and from the
    • These beings ordered man's nervous processes in accordance with
    • asleep. The ancient Oriental thus discovered within him every
    • inspired him when he was asleep, while they were active in his
    • colour blue, as we see it now. He only saw the reddish tones of
    • loved it, he is mistaken. The Greek saw the warm, reddish and
    • called, are spirits which have acquired a sensory-physical
    • being: The nervous-sensory being centred chiefly in the head,
    • we know that the gods ordered their earthly concerns during the
    • inspired by his thoughts. To-day, man forms his own thoughts,
    • stages of human development inspired and driven by the spirit.
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    • upon the earth something occurred which divided mankind into
    • human souls entered the physical human bodies, and then
    • sea, which were then poured into a number of vessels.
    • beings who poured out the souls from above were those who had
    • The Buddhi or Life-Spirit soared above every human being — it
    • a part of the great Fire Spirit who had poured out his drops on
    • What Christ fulfilled upon the earth, was prepared by other
    • Nazareth had entered the whole Fire-Spirit, the one source of
    • earth in this form. He entered the body of Jesus of Nazareth
    • The Fire-Spirit that poured his sparks into men is this Divine
    • about by the drops poured out by the different Moon-Spirits,
    • the unity among men was brought about by the Spirit poured out
    • (he means by this: when the drops of Christ shall all have entered
    • Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for
    • you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred and
    • poured out by Him will all be absorbed, so that when one man
    • the different nations had Mysteries, before Christ appeared on
    • this lowered state of consciousness, the soul was led through
    • Christ appeared and passed through the Mystery of Golgotha. In
    • beginning there existed a Divine Word that poured out its drops
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    • deep, sacred feeling of reverence for the secret of the
    • days ago), the gnostic wisdom which disappeared. We must look
    • unprepared.
    • within us as a sacred Christmas feeling, we prepare ourselves
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    • and with this “red” as the astral organism. We have to be
    • seeing somewhere a red color, distinguish yourself, in regard to your
    • ego, from this red. You cannot do that. You are this red. You
    • cannot distinguish yourself from the red. This red is something that
    • red. You can realize this especially well, if you, let us say, imagine
    • that this red is the only thing you see. You see a large surface. You
    • red surface, that you are an ego. You have to separate first the ego.
    • But, while looking at the large red surface, during this time, the red
    • in the human astral body (red). And this (yellow) is what arises through
    • the way of the senses, than when you see a red plane, but it also is
    • imagination, if one simply sees how things are remembered, leads us
    • 5, red). Since the blood vessels spread,you have the metabolic-limb
    • have their own course and the veins join in again (diagram red), so
    • that vibrates in too fast (see drawing 6, red, light), then the astral
    • entering of this streaming in. (red, blue drawing 7)
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    • we receive it ordinarily — at best prepared by cooking —
    • with this now next — perhaps somewhat prepared already, as said
    • world gradually have been lost (see drawing 1, red) but here they will
    • upward (see diagram 2a, yellow — red)
    • balance the matter by medication in such a manner that one reduces the
    • warmth from outside (see diagram 3, yellow, red). All tumors are in
    • (diagram, red). If you succeed in getting a radiation into and around
    • as a deliverance, an inner redemption — but it was an inner God-filled
    • to the heart, fired by the heart. The kidneys then radiate through it,
    • need fire, they need enthusiasm, they need to be inspired about something.
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    • forces are working. Therefore one prepared these or other plants by
    • If this is a man (diagram 2, red), then this will be his ether body.
    • by his ether body, by the color, if it became red, or blue or green.
    • such things. The light that we appreciate so much today was not considered
    • hair becoming limp. While, when he passed — let us say, by red blooming
    • times faster — which are broken off and formed by the waves (red)
    • imagine that the new heart moved in (red) before the old heart is completely
    • of the light ages preferred to receive the light of the plant world.
    • make us blessed — yet on this dead light's rays has Christ entered
    • dead light with the mind and heart that is engendered in us if we receive
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    • predetermined?” Can our freedom exist under such
    • acquired to intervene in some way? Can we do anything to alter
    • predetermined.
    • actions and our willing are strictly predetermined, and there
    • possibly happen differently from the way it was predetermined,
    • predetermined.
    • they bring their will to bear on it. Kant considered these
    • and so on. When you reach a construction with a hundred sides,
    • considered not quite sane, aren't you? It was not as bad as
    • disappeared in the middle of the nineteenth century. Right up
    • between Ahriman and Lucifer, which can be discovered only on a
    • eclipses occurred. It also showed the course of the various
    • simple man acquired the ability to make this clock. He alone
    • acquired this ability through special grace; that is to say, he
    • was inspired by the spiritual world. But it came about that the
    • inspired clockmaker blinded by having his eyes plucked
    • out at an arranged time. But the chauffeur has just ordered
    • and the chauffeur was spared.
    • Remember something I have repeatedly referred to and which even
    • For instance, the following may happen. If someone has acquired
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    • day before yesterday I endeavored to show you the universal
    • soon as Lucifer appeared, he was joined by Ahriman, for the
    • case — he is countered by Ahriman. It is not only in the
    • predicted through calculations based on the
    • hatred of the rich. And when a person like that saw the clock,
    • find and murdered him. Similar deeds of hatred were done by
    • inspired him; he made the clock according to that, and did not
    • that the artist was a simple man inspired by a gift of grace
    • conquered the cultural life of other nations too. Even in
    • served up as sweetmeats and revered as relics. If this was Herr
    • conventional rules of composition, he must still hold sacred
    • become teachers and remembered something of this verdict on
    • considered great in centuries to come, whereas people who have
    • people who even in those days considered Goethe's Faust
    • be far from giving us everything we required even for
    • up. He suffered terribly because of it, and often deplored it.
    • considered, we cannot dispute whether a person is free or
    • stored up in our souls. It is then within our soul and
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture III: Three Teachers with Different Attitudes
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    • I had obviously not prepared well. And I have drawn up a new
    • curriculum I covered with my pupils last year and noted
    • his curriculum accordingly, whereas you have endeavored to
    • avoid mistakes. It can be done either way. I am assured that
    • “No,” he answered, “I have not done
    • prepared him to see, namely that the first two teachers were
    • plans were, and so on, and each of the teachers answered in a
    • predetermine anything for the whole school year?” asked
    • under other teachers, and he discovered that with
    • teachers. He then discovered that those taught by the first two
    • dead element, while the third teacher entered into what
    • but he saw it in a living way in that he surrendered himself to
    • nor applying criticism to what I encountered as my own past, I
    • have enhanced my capacities and acquired in addition a
    • my prediction.”
    • must hold very firmly to this distinction. Prediction as
    • such is not impossible. But predicting in detail what will
    • have to grasp this with what you have acquired from spiritual
    • fashion of looking at his heredity, and so on. However, let us
    • has entered that is only to be found in the life of that person
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    • all the points that should be considered. For just imagine, if
    • did if that encounter had not occurred? Here, we are looking at
    • physical plane. And after having prepared the way for these
    • can say that anyone who has not yet acquired an objective view
    • has appeared in world history and of whom one can say that we
    • endangered by what exists in the world as necessity, he
    • Goethe lived, an empty space had occurred for the
    • Goethe looked down from above and prepared in his inner
    • present of what was prepared in the past out of
    • for instance — and I compared them earlier to the
    • the way to grasp something spiritually, as we have endeavored
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • at first be discovered through physical observation. We can see
    • described was not invention, for to them gold really appeared
    • be acquired by a complete restriction of observation to what is
    • which nowadays lives only in the I, entered the organic
    • was required, the sculptor, knowing how the will brought the
    • that it is these that, for example, bring about red in us. What
    • longer be able to distinguish properly between a red face and a
    • that what comes later is prepared beforehand know that
    • the sixth epoch is being prepared in the fifth. After all, you
    • outside, and that it is a human attribute to have a red or a
    • to the world, must be rediscovered in a different way. We will
    • not be able to rediscover the aura that used to be seen, but if
    • they will realize that they can rediscover along a different
    • way that they become enthusiastic, fired up, they are
    • recovered from the organic aftereffects. He gets a hangover.
    • kind of inwardly inorganic, disordered state we call a
    • can emerge unhindered from our inner being. Thus what should be
    • properly acquired. You know that in Latin, which was the
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    • when the noun. the right or justice is uttered? Just take
    • rights-state — what then is the right considered purely
    • be discovered by the individual for a return into a certain
    • of an inspired (begeistert) man you then arrive at a
    • these characteristics will be symptoms for what you pictured
    • spiritually considered, abstract thinking is putting the feet
    • particular way, have heard his voice, have shared an
    • be fettered, that is to come to terms with reality. How does
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    • circles are little prepared to look into the matter
    • the individual man who is being considered. It is a matter of
    • acquired in the fifth but will reach its final stages only in
    • justification acquired many languages, or at least several,
    • Nowadays he who has acquired several languages becomes a
    • write, but only as men do who feared what comes from the
    • spiritual world colored by their own emotions, here
    • inspired him. But as we were saying, individuals do already
    • we bear out again (yellow). Here where I have drawn a red
    • preferred to remain fixed in those things of which I had to
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    • To many people this has appeared as the most shattering feature of the
    • instance, Ernst Haeckel. He is a true child of the conceptions fostered
    • you read philosophically inspired writings of well-educated learned
    • writings of many Catholic theologians, compared with the writings of
    • he could only say things that the others considered very reactionary.
    • with it which can be acquired in the spiritual world, we see, on the one
    • hypotheses of Spiritual Science man and animal are compared, it becomes
    • is hindered in the way already described, he goes through the experience
    • the one referred to: “It seems to me a certainty that a fearful
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture II: St. John of the Cross
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    • I said that on certain points, compared with many of the statements
    • divine. It is just this which I have always attacked—this watered-down
    • the path of individual knowledge should be barred to the mere believers
    • perceiving that one no longer desired to employ the imaginative power
    • sign is becoming tired, the second is ceasing to have desire. The third
    • age have absorbed only those concepts offered them by science.
    • to himself: Because we have entered upon the scientific age, the feeling
    • for the serious fact lies before us, referred to both yesterday and
    • Man today is not prepared to approach directly with his soul what comes
    • be referred to all manner of symbols which do not lead him directly
    • Order he acquired enemies vho, by their influmea vg Philip II, sumeoded
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    • people just get frightened. When such knowledge is acquired, on looking
    • ground gives you the feeling, akin to the will, but watered-down will,
    • have come from the spiritual world through birth. I have entered this
    • smell, would become half dead in the world one has entered. Before birth
    • we have entered it is only possible for them to be embalmed, mummified,
    • side a realm that he wishes to reach with only the weakened mirrored
    • of getting some kind of relief or redress. No, it is something connected
    • what is permeating the region of his will. By this means an ordered
    • this age of the consciousness soul. For changes have even now entered
    • during the Greco-Latin period. The breast nature was inured to this,
    • work with what can be discovered in history, what is inherited from
    • that are devoured so sensationally are also read by letting the pictures
    • by flint and steel. But this is something that must be required of what
    • to understand what today is required of mankind in world-evolution.
    • that man has now entered the epoch of the consciousness soul. He has
    • self-examination, will the distinction be discovered. The distinction
    • is required of them. We must recognise in all earnestness that the aims
    • the belief in authority, however, is hatred of authority. And fundamentally
    • always has in it a certain kind of love of authority, to hatred of authority.
    • appeared with a certain shamelessness in the moment of passing over
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    • be prepared to accept, what is derived from Spiritual Science? And something
    • of the spiritual world actually look like when this world is entered
    • who, grasping a red hot piece of coal, is undecided whether to burn
    • until then has actually not been acquired, this characteristic feature
    • our body when asleep, we are poured out into the surrounding cosmos.
    • of Spiritual Science as if it were a red hot coal. You come to a region
    • real experiences of the spiritual world have to be acquired through
    • have referred must be borne in mind. Fundamentally it is not very difficult
    • has acquired a little real knowledge of the spiritual world looks back,
    • in spite of the fact that this understanding is to be acquired simply
    • future, will never find their solution through what may be referred
    • all kinds of things that I have spoken about lately, you will have gathered
    • man. It is not to be wondered at that outward behaviour deceives us
    • any blue or red surface, then we shall feel that man when expressing
    • existing between human love, and hatred of the misdeeds that assail
    • of mankind today lies in the direction of distinguishing between hatred
    • men with their deeds in the way referred to. This has to do with the
    • is also being prepared between the Asiatic and European peoples. And
    • projected into the supersensible, was considered an impossibility! The
    • considered by those very people who are attached to our Movement for
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
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    • this penetration, as we may have gathered from the various studies made
    • unique and not to be discovered anywhere else. In this particular direction
    • to the abundant life acquired at this time in the world-outlooks of
    • correct spiritually) the pendulum has gathered so much inertia that
    • reduced to nil, the moment the pendulum has swung out as far to the
    • for Whom in the way we know, the vessel of Jesus was prepared. So we
    • where the impulse could not enter as it entered into the man Jesus.
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    • which she shared in our work you will have been able simply through
    • had not something entered the earth from outside— namely, the
    • Mysteries. Today, this can no longer really be pictured because through
    • the Mysteries was prepared to begin with in such a way that this spiritual
    • that after a certain time He appeared among them as a living being (how
    • have explained the Mystery of Golgotha to you—it was not the cultured
    • Hebrews, nor the cultured Greeks, nor the cultured Romans, who as I
    • may be said to have held sway, all that prepared a way for itself and
    • found of what assured the matter a fully scientific basis, I myself
    • hatred, let us look in conformity with the truth. It will then be discovered
    • poured what then in reality was only developed very late as Magyar culture.
    • society is concerned. But all this can be discovered only if we take
    • “Perhaps a hundred years hence Germans will be different from
    • he harboured fervent admiration for him in the tradition built up about
    • Goethe, he would have been ready at any moment to say: Goethe is predestined
    • which must be pondered in the soul in all seriousness and with due consideration.
    • that even a hundred years after Goethe is in reality far more scholarly
    • so on. What he considered important was to let Linnaeus work upon him
    • it in every possible sphere. Then the path of knowledge acquired through
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    • had dared give a solution, and which will at least be partly
    • that some of the first communications not only appeared
    • legitimacy, that which is shared regarding Higher Worlds. Much
    • compared with someone who has lived with noble feelings during
    • hateful feelings shows a withered form while a person who died
    • follow which forms are offered to the clairvoyant
    • acquired through what has been thrown out of the astrality of
    • light soul form can only be acquired through treading the evil
    • have acquired their current nature through good and bad still
    • and lifting that which had fallen and had been conquered.
    • Likewise the human body may be considered — how the etheric and
    • which had cared for the plants during summer. Here lies another
    • physical world is trivial compared to feelings in the soul when
    • Thus if you are not thoroughly prepared it can become dangerous
    • the weight. If you enter unprepared or not prepared in the
    • to offer myself, I will not dissolve into what I've acquired,’
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    • life are needed, as are offered by approaching age, in
    • at the way Goethe considered himself, that one can't really get
    • something acquired in this manner from spiritual knowledge, was
    • that everything within imagination — acquired through
    • to always, when one has acquired knowledge, say to oneself:
    • suchlike. In this scene, considered as dramatic, artistic and
    • found within self knowledge acquired through striving for a
    • impulses, world knowledge and self-knowledge are considered, it
    • to penetrate ever more into what is offered in a spiritual
    • such diversity in world knowledge, that it offered, through the
    • explored during the seventies and eighties as carrier of human
    • offered “Faust” as a fragment. Schiller stimulated
    • it. Human knowledge appeared to be an artificial product,
    • Through this striving Goethe steered into the Greek era. His
    • exact perfection, living in the Greek soul, cannot be restored,
    • his life and had shared his own destiny, but in a higher form,
    • self knowledge and refused to be bothered by world knowledge.
    • other facet. We have to admit, Goethe had conquered what he had
    • the central Europeans but the entire world has appeared in a
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    • day before yesterday we considered one the most important
    • theosophical literature and elsewhere, but is adhered to;
    • Self-knowledge is considered so much more important within the
    • hindrances are encountered on the way. Through false
    • self-centred brooding. Right here we must shift our examination
    • race. We get to know what continues through the hereditary
    • hereditary line, which does not link directly with the
    • from us compared with cliché filled alternatives, but in
    • hereditary line.
    • hereditary stream but which continues from one incarnation to
    • possible. Everything that is offered in anthroposophy allows us
    • spiritual science learning can't be spared and whoever is on
    • about it? No, he will not do it. I, myself, delivered this slap
    • One of the first basic sayings which has to be conquered is the
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    • before the world to-day, had at any time required a building of their
    • entrances into the world of the spirit; it may be entered in the intellectual
    • as such, has not fully entered the hearts of modern humanity. And so
    • circle complete, covered with hemispheres equally incomplete, expresses
    • it. The very predominance of the two domes conveys an impression to
    • thought first occurred to me to erect a building with twin domes. But
    • much of the original plan had to be altered, for it had originally been
    • much considered. When the building had to be remodelled to stand upon
    • objections are known. But here we have actually dared to make the attempt.
    • is so much untruth in our forms that it can hardly be wondered at that
    • organ of the human ear is injured a man falls, he loses his balance.
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    • Yesterday we considered
    • the Building is an attempt to express the idea which has inspired the
    • place the capitals are pictured in progressive metamorphosis and also
    • you must realise that this is not to be considered only as regards its
    • a mysteriously complicated element (see the red line). So that the later
    • apparently entirely disappeared and the human eye has returned to a
    • to be profoundly stirred and become more awake and aware than we are
    • see a bit of what is in the middle; beneath that will be the sculptured
    • Building in a certain sense. So that this sculptured central group might
    • do not exist alone but each must be considered as a part of the whole.
    • into it, may be compared, for instance, with the way in which the nut
    • wondered at that these things which are all more or less new are repudiated
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    • been made in accordance with that artistic point of view referred to,
    • colour; to look at red calls forth a feeling of being attacked, as if
    • red will always help if we wish to express physiognomy. But what I mean
    • to say to one another, whet red has to say to blue, green to blue, green
    • to red, orange to lilac, etc. In this exchange, I might say, of speech,
    • light with the engraving on the coloured sheets of glass may be dimly
    • of the world to come extent, there is a reversed order, as compared
    • invisible appeared, that which expressed by mere symbols, by what had
    • form, which is inspired just like this one, in the neighbourhood of
    • inspired by the previous figures, the Initiates of the third post-Atlantean
    • very figure, which is inspired by the Ahrimanic-Luciferic principle
    • the inspiration of the dual principle, could not be endured, it would
    • drying-up a principle of he appeared for instance in his full nature.
    • that which is here inspiring him is more spiritual compared with the
    • understood through the colours, through the Red colour out of which
    • influence is predominant. As a result, the human form approximates more
    • rays of which bind him wit) cords so that he is fettered by them. In
    • which is to be felt in this form. The Christ may to-day discovered purely
    • historical documents, the Christ he has discovered. We cannot to-day
    • which one merely enquired its significance, in the central point of
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    • his “Faust” he was wholly inspired by the
    • Cloistered with masters of the craft.
    • There a red lion with lily wedded,
    • red lion” (mercury-oxide, sulphurated mercury)
    • medicines had been manufactured from them. But all that no
    • A nd, thereupon, in gorgeous hues attired,
    • taken place in him and he has acquired a certain spiritual
    • ego. He speaks as though his inmost soul were stirred, but
    • stirred in a spiritual way:
    • required by man only after he had passed through animal
    • has entered Faust rebels; he must go deeper to understand the
    • seership, impaired by the old, atavistic clairvoyance. There
    • to which Faust alludes when he talks of how Red Lion is
    • devoured the King. ...” It comes about, therefore,
    • “And when he has devoured the
    • beautifully it is pictured in the symbol standing for the
    • standing there in stone, but covered from head to foot with a
    • clever explanation referred to is expressed in the words:
    • a force of nature appeared, the characteristics of which is
    • which man will be matured morally — in the place of the
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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    • drowned her child, and wandered around until she was
    • he is often pictured; he was a man, as the details of this
    • you a simple story — I could tell you hundred of the
    • preacher said: very well. But may I take sacred relics with
    • declared that he simply did not believe in the thing, and
    • is in the spiritual world that they wandered together to the
    • as it seems we now have entered.
    • They have actually entered another realm,
    • they have entered the soul-world and there meet with other
    • here pictured that shows deep knowledge. Faust can perceive
    • As it seems, we now are entered.
    • Thither where our aims are centered
    • occurred to no one to apportion the passages correctly. It
    • explain that all here described shows that the soul pictured
    • clambered for three hundred years. That means that Goethe
    • calls up spirits who are three hundred years behind. The
    • origin of Faust lies three hundred years back; the Faust
    • witch souls, for they are three hundred years behind. Since
    • Three hundred years I've clambered zealous.”
    • who is really three hundred years old. The witches are not as
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • of cultural history. Goethe had been deterred by all that he
    • who, inspired by the same convictions were also teaching in
    • anchored in the Godhead, and weaving its web in eternity.
    • flared up, not only when he was banished from Jena but also
    • soul, through luciferic impulse, has entered a different
    • this pictured scholar has indeed taken the advice and
    • made use. Perhaps he thought to himself: Helen has entered
    • that, there would be required spiritual forces not at his
    • that is pictured later in the
    • the general and abstract. For what is most feared today by
    • “Dingy-brown stone-work, mouldered,
    • “Dingy-brown stone-work, mouldered,
    • pictured according to the humanists or philologists; he wants
    • between a shadowy and a real concept. Wagner, as pictured by
    • and answered: Innocent IV's. Now another historian, of a
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IV: Faust and the "Mothers"
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    • by this scene where Faust is offered by Mephistopeles the
    • when not sufficiently developed and prepared. It might be
    • Mothers had entered into Goethe;s soul when he read Plutarch,
    • beyond all doubt that what Goethe read in Plutarch stirred
    • red in diagram). Now out of this whole world Plutarch
    • a world considered as consisting of three parts and in the
    • the earth, however, must be considered as a whole. The
    • already referred to — is recognised by th others who
    • among these courtiers, who really are not pictured as being
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • phenomena of Birth and Death entered the heart and mind of
    • information. That was not what Goethe wanted. Goethe desired
    • Menelaus. He appeared in Greece; and with Helena's consent
    • Trojan War broke out. The Greeks besieged and conquered Troy,
    • behind with Proteus in Egypt. Paris, therefore, appeared in
    • Unendingly was poured upon my
    • Initiates — desired to express through the
    • experience has entered in once more. And — it consists
    • characteristic error, but we could mention hundreds of others
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • he had grown up, his home. At last he wandered from Corinth
    • even as Faust revered her. But with regard to Helena of all
    • entered into the whole course of the affairs of Greece. In
    • tool to execute what is not only prepared, but actually
    • are many. Assume, for example, that there are an hundred.
    • Ninety and nine do not do the deed; the hundredth does it.
    • Paris inasmuch as ho finds himself prepared to put himself in
    • hundreds who stand here below no one is found, then the Gods
    • inspired by the impulses of Right and Freedom for all
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    • knowledge for those who are insufficiently prepared.
    • say exactly when these influences entered in; you will find
    • the whole poem, acquired such a stamp that the struggle for
    • anyone imagine that those ingredients of earth-existence
    • offered by the rest of nature, in order at length in your
    • of man as made up of the various ingredients of nature
    • acquired in his day, the ideas which could be acquired from
    • he would probably have answered: “Oh, I should think
    • any real knowledge could be acquired of the nature of man in
    • Volkelt, in the seventies of last century, ventured timidly
    • breathe in that world for there is no air. I have pictured in
    • beings may indeed be pictured by one who knows them. But no
    • in it fire-earth, earth-fire and water-air whirled and simmered
    • and whirling. What then entered into man in those cosmic
    • time wove into man what can be described, pictured, as the
    • in these days, could not be suffered, for mortal terror would
    • Here is pictured the world of which I have
    • can be acquired when a man consciously experiences the world
    • what is really to be wondered at in this world — this
    • wiser than brain reason, is outpoured. And, in a certain
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night
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    • consciousness. That is all covered up in waking
    • Pigmies belonged. I referred to this yesterday. Anaxagoras
    • encountered it as a dream-world, he dared not enter it, and
    • felt in sympathy with what this environment offered him in
    • Greek world Goethe acquired the feeling that anyone organised
    • to shed light on the past, so that they may be prepared for
    • condition to which I have just referred. Truly Goethe gives
    • recognise how deeply he had divined and entered into the
    • found this out. It occurred to him how one-sided it is when,
    • when offered anything they are not actually bound to believe;
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • theory declared that something imperceptible lay at the basis
    • he shared with others, and he did so in a way that,
    • broken up into seven colors, he would assuredly see them.
    • bright colors appear, red, yellow and so on. Here it is not a
    • to be put together for yellow or red, blue or violet, to
    • what is offered to the perception. What we need here is not
    • hypotheses but grasped them just as they were offered to the
    • through be one or the other, but allowed both to be mirrored
    • unite themselves. They are then mirrored in one another. And
    • had prepared.
    • that were already being prepared in Goethe's way of thinking
    • those impulses that he had not merely gathered together but
    • was nevertheless active. And I have often referred before to
    • fashion is already pictured forth all that afterwards worked
    • precisely through this that power is gathered for these
    • (I referred to this last year in Zurich and also here).
    • begin by building for ourselves empty theories, well prepared
    • test, however carefully they have been prepared. In the main,
    • what is referred to here is really immaterial; we could at
    • scales with which we have just corRared it.
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    • considered by ordinary science to be its goal, from which,
    • together out of various ingredients. But it is no man who
    • homunculus. Considered dramatically, this homunculus is
    • goal can only be reached through knowledge acquired by the
    • knowledge of man, that is, the knowledge acquired when free
    • Nereids and Tritons. Considered from the other
    • of Homunculus, is separated from the body and transferred to
    • referred back to what was very ancient. And it may be said
    • experienced when the Kabiri were in question, an awe shared
    • Samothrace had been inundated, rent asunder, and reduced to
    • first three. The old ideas of the Kabiri centered round the
    • third of reddish colour flow together into one, refuse to see
    • green leaf of the foliage to the coloured petal of the
    • ask: How then should the Mystery of Samothrace be pictured
    • There are many who wish to reduce everything to abstractions.
    • to no effect. Now Nereus, since he is not hampered by a
    • the soul's desire today to reduce everything to abstractions.
    • prepared for it. He becomes spiritual as the body falls into
    • appeared in the figure of Galatea. And he knows that
    • fundamentally abstract. He considered that everything
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths
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    • natured minds. Now let us bring again before our souls just
    • the knowledge offered him by science, or by the study of
    • knowledge acquired outside the instrument of the physical
    • endeavoured to portray artistically in his Faust.
    • him into his sleep-knowledge the idea of Homunculus acquired
    • Samothrace, to the sacred Mysteries of the Kabiri.
    • something to be compared with the unfertilised human
    • what can be produced one-sidedly, and may be compared with
    • here and there, which, easily acquired, is then said to be
    • though not to the point of giving him credit for being able
    • us with red-hot tongs; our capacity for sensitive feeling
    • endeavored in this theory of metamorphosis, to follow up the
    • the Moon, and referred to by the Sirens as follows:
    • “Admired much and much reviled
    • shattered when the descent is made again into the external,
    • his poetic sense to be warmed through, fired, by what
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    • experience between birth and death; the other is encountered
    • and hindered from reaching our goal, but rather that, while
    • already referred to. Men must understand precisely from what
    • to that sacred and sublime moment when Faust stands before
    • entered that, in order to overcome temptation, we should
    • poured out over the whole universe, over all cosmic light,
    • spiritual world, we have prepared ourselves to understand
    • — Homunculus is shattered. If we experience this
    • It is not to be wondered at all. Is it not true that before
    • appeared at the end of the eighties of the nineteenth
    • pictured the world where men treat even spiritual matters
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    • practical results, are considered proof by contemporary
    • which today has been so successfully explored? Only because he
    • this different, often much desired way of knowledge of the
    • which we experienced is conjured up to us in dream in a chaotic
    • which our own bodily condition is conjured up before us in a
    • inner process which cannot be conjured up for us inwardly by
    • not alter the connection in which experiences have occurred.
    • a shadowy way. Everyone speaks of the shadowy thought compared
    • outwardly acquired scientific ability as is common in natural
    • usually regarded as though it were gained effortlessly compared
    • which in dream is conjured up is overcome by him. In dream we
    • strengthened, empowered activity and in the end learns by a lot
    • insignificant compared with this spiritual soul pain which one
    • he has approached one, lovingly or with hatred, how he did this
    • that is, our existence before we entered earthly life. But only
    • has acquired the relevant capacities by exercising or in
    • world a physical being. Only when he has acquired a knowledge
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    • anything extraordinary. They are considered at most only
    • inspiration of the Initiates actually occurred in the
    • required from the Initiates. One of these Initiates, familiar
    • into the higher worlds. It required Initiates, although
    • appeared in some places. It was easy however for the holy
    • referred to no sensory image. Above all they spoke amongst
    • sensory image. Everything which appeared as sensory pictures or
    • short life on earth, because he was conquered by his brother
    • the Osiris religion were prepared: the supersensible to which
    • became considered the ideal human form, possessing all possible
    • the physical plane - they dared to live with God as a parable,
    • a symbol, just like in the ancient Indian epoch they dared
    • “I.” This had to be prepared through the Mission of
    • Thus it was inspired, physically inspired, through them
    • With them it was as follows: when they appeared and gave
    • predictive manifestation in the ego-opposition, was the Mission
    • for the Jewish people to become the most prepared people for
    • “I”-impulse, how this now had to be poured into
    • you acquired through the power which I have built in you.
    • which entered into mankind. Yet, what had to come through
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    • encountered through popular lectures and publications, can
    • in the most distant past, that the earth appeared quite
    • flowed out of the wounds of the Redeemer, at that moment the
    • in only a few words — which will be uttered now. The
    • the earth by saying: the earth prepared itself for this, to
    • learn to take literally what we only dared pronounce in words.
    • when only considered with the mind of a physicist. Only when
    • unconsciousness surrounded people when they entered into
    • the spirit of the plant would have appeared to them. That this
    • appeared transparent. He had perceived the spiritual world
    • hindsight mankind acquired his freedom and independence. Thus,
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    • And here I may say that I should hardly have dared to speak my
    • natural science, to reduce all discoveries in that domain of
    • motive, of such a seeker; of one who assuredly would never have
    • Haeckel again referred to the close relationship existing
    • of life comes to be considered, the suggestion is ever present
    • aid of the microscope, it required but a step further for that
    • considered an evidence of childish fancy, belonging to earlier
    • adhered to his opinion that man is the descendant of those
    • creature may be accredited with a sort of consciousness, but he
    • discovered new facts, but even then those feelings which for
    • of the gorilla presented more differences, as compared with the
    • brain of man, than it did when compared with the brains of the
    • considered with reference to the views of Mr. Darwin.’ In the
    • for him. Then he let himself go. ‘The Lord hath delivered him
    • us suppose that a writer on art appeared upon the scene and
    • his imagination, for it amounts to credulity and superstition
    • offered a complete contrast to Haeckel's own development and to
    • “see red,” to hear the tones of the organ, to
    • as “I see red,” “I smell the scent of the
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    • subsequently discovered. (Roughly speaking, this is how they
    • Dominican Order. They declared that man is an individuality,
    • After all, it was the individually coloured thoughts which
    • longer could nor dared believe in.
    • acquired again by spiritual-scientific knowledge livingly
    • might well be gathered up again by the Moon itself at the end
    • expanded, it might even be reduced again, shape and form be
    • In a certain way they have conquered what then disquieted them
    • age, and through the constant attacks they suffered from the
    • spiritual research it can be discovered among the real things
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    • it essential — so he said — for those who desired to take
    • affairs upon any knowledge of this kind. I answered that I had given
    • of insight was required to understand the strength of the forces
    • fact that my lectures on Folk-Psychology were ignored by one who held
    • Science has acquired a magnificent knowledge of the world and we are
    • It is all splendid in its way, but it is dead — dead as compared
    • But the kernel is still alive and if it can be discovered its radiance
    • will outshine all the glory of oriental wisdom that once poured down
    • with inner understanding men are prepared to ascribe to it a mission
    • the like, reducing these observations to rules of calculation, and we
    • the universe beyond the Earth, and this universe is considered to be
    • were also conceived of as fourfold. Now it must be remembered that
    • permeated with life in the same way as the stomach. Lowered
    • and his life simply and solely with earthly forces of heredity,
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    • considered the human form and figure and its relation to the fixed
    • is to say with their forces when they are, in a sense, covered by the
    • We have thus considered the form of man's physical body, the
    • ordinary thoughts acquired from the world of sense pass away from us.
    • between death and a new birth. The more we have delivered over to our
    • of heredity.
    • come down into race and language through the stream of heredity,
    • earth, to the stream of heredity. His Angel, leads him to physical
    • limbs we have the working of the newly acquired forces of will which,
    • must therefore be prepared to work for the liberation of the spiritual
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    • the other side, too, is considered, that is to say, the life
    • by the Spiritual. This knowledge is not acquired by studying abstract,
    • In those days human beings who were inspired in an instinctive way
    • West and by their revelations of the Gods poured life and activity
    • Nature met with little response in the East; those who wandered
    • Northern Europe, human beings cannot be injured only in the
    • life of soul; when they are injured in the soul, their very bodily
    • nature is injured at the same time. In a way this is fortunate, for if
    • These earnest words must be uttered to-day for the evolution of our
    • attack it, that we can be reassured — but only, of course, in
  • Title: Spirit of Fichte: Lecture I: The Spirit of Fichte Present in Our Midst
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    • sturdily built for his age, with red cheeks and expressive eyes,
    • this juncture his father appeared on the scene from the house and
    • his newly acquired book; it aroused in him such deep
    • to him which he answered briefly with “yes” and
    • astonished at this experience, and declared
    • von Miltitz so generously offered. And Baron von Miltitz was
    • transferred to the strict discipline of Schulpforta, which did not
    • Anti-Goeze, that inspired polemic against Goeze, which
    • and it was this acquired knowledge of men which found expression
    • hard toil what he required for his bare subsistence. And he could
    • predestined for the office of preacher. He had proved so capable of
    • way, prompted as it were by a sacred enthusiasm, that what he was
    • opportune moment, appeared the writer Weisse, who had become one of his
    • friends. Weisse offered him a post as tutor at Zurich and took steps to
    • at Zurich. There he encountered a peculiar narrow-minded
    • himself. What he knew of his pupil gave him an assured
    • poured into his discourse, upon a cause which he deeply felt and
    • The first thing that offered
    • revered more than anybody, not only among his contemporaries but in
    • himself. Thus favourable criticisms were showered upon it from every
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    • good will can find themselves gathered together in the service of this
    • old, which differed essentially from the feelings and sentiments that
    • outside through windows, how the earth is being covered with its
    • their souls. Grotesque, comedy-like presentations of sacred scenes,
    • What mattered most was that just at this time people's hearts were
    • their simple poems as they wandered through the villages, and this is
    • Four hundred miles in thirteen days.
    • collector. From him I heard many stories of what he encountered as a
    • breathing exercises which are considered to be the right ones for this
    • if it be sacred-art then it must spring from man's holy mood of
    • writing. That would have been considered a profanation. And during the
    • Christmas season some people were considered suited, of whom one would
    • souls immersed themselves in the required mood. The participants had
    • Eve”, so what was considered the actual Christmas play was
    • felt profoundly the mighty turning point that had occurred in the
    • most sacred mood, like a mystery, has become merely external poetry,
    • divine-spiritual world which in bygone centuries appeared before the
    • Namely, when the one who gathered his actors for the Christmas play,
    • The whole honored community we greet
    • Let us greet the honored council of this place
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    • path inspired by the lofty Krishna was balanced and completed by what
    • your midst how their hearts and souls are dedicated to our sacred
    • understanding of it, men have considered all-powerful in life,
    • namely, love. For wherever we are gathered together we are
    • gathered in the name of the search for wisdom and the search for
    • really believe that this being of Krishna once appeared before
    • if the words of this man were a hundred times more logically sound
    • hundred times less value. This will only be fully grasped when
    • correct logical demonstrations. If any highly educated and cultured
    • moment when in the next instant his soul is to be severed from his
    • but as an event predetermined by destiny — and another thing
    • similarity that can be discovered. This is because the
    • events of the world in their spiritual connections were pictured to
    • of people was rightly looked upon as something sacred in ancient
    • compared with the individual “I” of a man, this
    • attention to the incomparable art with which Krishna is pictured in
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 2 of 9
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    • path inspired by the lofty Krishna was balanced and completed by what
    • experience a kind of inner shattering, which can indeed be compared
    • occult training. Such a person must be prepared so that he may
    • rightly prepared for an occult path.
    • been rightly prepared for the birth of the deeper forces of his soul,
    • Pythagoras was not a great man in having discovered his theorem just
    • present time. This mode of thinking has indeed only entered humanity
    • could be made from all metals, gold in any desired amount, but that
    • the senses. In the 18th century what was considered a great word was
    • uttered by a pioneer of thinking, “O, Man, make bold to use thy
    • ideas. You become utterly bewildered in your world of ideas, an
    • existence has been poured out with pain and bitterness over your
    • Now for the first time you feel yourself inspired. Before, you were
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 3 of 9
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    • path inspired by the lofty Krishna was balanced and completed by what
    • or less recently, or perhaps even many years ago, has reappeared in
    • what has appeared to him, emerging like the recollection of a dream
    • compared to the reality of those experiences. We find that
    • for the first time we realize in practice what karma is. We entered
    • fully experiencing it we have mastered and done away with the
    • growth toward perfection. It says, “I entered into this life. I
    • stronger element in the soul, compared to which the web of ordinary
    • ego, the self, that we have acquired in this world. If a person wants
    • has acquired in ordinary life, and thus he becomes a different man
    • himself, “Away with all I hold sacred; with all the traditions
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 4 of 9
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    • path inspired by the lofty Krishna was balanced and completed by what
    • intellectuals among mankind. The philosophers are honored just
    • sight. After all, it is curious that philosophers should be compared
    • breath poured out through it. For this song resounds with tones of a
    • describes all manner of things acquired there as though they were
    • entered the realm of dreams. We human beings live in still another
    • appeared as a result of occult research, namely, that at the
    • consciousness, the moment in which we actually acquired them has long
    • depths of our soul what we acquired in an earlier time and are
    • truths when we have discovered them in ourselves, in our own self.
    • prepared to enter into this realm. So, as a general rule, we do not
    • a little neutral about the Christ event one is well prepared for such
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 5 of 9
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    • path inspired by the lofty Krishna was balanced and completed by what
    • hereditary being such a case as hers would not be possible. Which is
    • to say, if man did not have a much healthier brain through heredity
    • than we generally give him credit for, sleeplessness would in a very
    • thinkers declared that this hollow cup did not really exist. They
    • science was prepared by Bruno's work in breaking through the limits
    • of their own accord. Yet it is true that forces that have entered the
    • use during the last four hundred years because they were spent in
    • two hundred years ago suspended the constructive activity on his
    • will reach hundreds of people who will imagine that they understand
    • has only gradually developed. This too had to be prepared, just as
    • our spiritual thinking was being prepared in the last four centuries.
    • self-consciousness entered the human soul everything that could
    • them what is not bound to the physical body. They revered their
    • prepared from the spiritual world. This is what Arjuna did when at
    • we understand Krishna as the divine architect of what prepared and
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    • path inspired by the lofty Krishna was balanced and completed by what
    • adds, “Nevertheless, what entered the world with the revelation
    • its beauty and greatness were increased a hundred times.” These
    • significant word was uttered at the moment Krishna spoke to Ar-juna;
    • when he poured into Arjuna’s ears the most powerful, incisive,
    • outrageously misused and tortured the
    • Spirit who prepared the age of self-consciousness. This knowledge is
    • appeared before Arjuna. Now, if we seek a living picture of Spiritual
    • Gita, to the ninth discourse where these words are poured out,
    • subject. Then you are uplifted and inspired by the concepts awakened
    • Him Who inspired the age of self-consciousness. Our enthusiasm is
    • before him. Then the super-sensible can be poured out into
    • whom Arjuna has been led step by step, is conjured up before his soul
    • that these words were uttered, but to make them hear the voice that
    • themselves encountered the same Being who came down out of the Cosmic
    • individualization was prepared and brought about in mankind, and how
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 7 of 9
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    • path inspired by the lofty Krishna was balanced and completed by what
    • IS NATURAL, though it is usually ignored by science, that man
    • surrounds us can be reduced to nothing, and then still further to
    • plant, and animal kingdoms, reduced down to nothing, then down to
    • afterward must first be prepared, they are intermingled, though not
    • time before the Luciferic impulses entered. Thus we rise in thought
    • since. Man then entered a kind of lower nature.
    • appeared beside ordinary people, who themselves were permeated by the
    • because if it had entered into birth and death it would have been in
    • Man entered his
    • entered his actual earthly evolution.
    • Zarathustra soul has entered it.
    • mankind exoterically. Today I have endeavored to present the matter
    • Gospel I delivered years ago in Basel, when for the first time I drew
    • That depends on the whole way these things were discovered. Actually,
    • by the human understanding. It was not discovered in the form I have
    • truth about the two Jesus-children was not discovered by external
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    • path inspired by the lofty Krishna was balanced and completed by what
    • poured out into all people. Until our time, however, these facts
    • they are already far from understanding those feelings poured out in the
    • so he implied — if one entered deeply into Hegel and Fichte. In
    • is, and what its depths contain. He lectured in support of the same
    • had offered those men my book
    • fact that Shankaracharya's predecessors were striving upward from the
    • rendered somewhat as follows, “The higher light penetrated as
    • red, orange, yellow — in the sense of Sankhya philosophy the
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 9 of 9
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    • path inspired by the lofty Krishna was balanced and completed by what
    • by this something that could hardly be considered food at present,
    • bright surface, say of green, a uniform green shade; a dark-colored
    • in whom he may believe; he is quite prepared to believe in them, but
    • self-liberation, but here again, what then required the greatest
    • is, the spirit who worked through Krishna — appeared again in
    • Impulse entered the higher synthesis of the two one-sided tendencies.
    • entered we may call the Jesus-path if we would speak in an occult
    • spiritual movements that have appeared in the course of human
    • green leaf, and the green leaf from the colored petal, though all
    • greatness that appeared to us in the figure of Krishna even when we
    • imperfect enough, and you may be assured that no one is more aware of
    • penetrate the sacred mysteries. We could not supply you with anything
    • the way the spiritual truths are here proclaimed. The sacred
    • to wait for the incarnation of a Savior who is predestined, whom they
    • suffered, and all that is now being falsely asserted in numerous
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    • fresh and can add it to what we have garnered in previous
    • prepared if he is to reach the end of it without having his inner life
    • stage, he must not simply experience blue or red or any other colours
    • by its red colour. At the moment of Initiation the red colour ceases
    • looks through the blue sky, when he looks through the red of the rose,
    • been acquired through the training that leads to clairvoyance. So it
    • opinions has been acquired. A person who has any preference for one
    • cannot enter the stage of Initiation referred to here, but only he who
    • prepared to set aside his own opinions and to observe quite
    • when the entire soul-life is reduced to being a means, instead of
    • meditations required. A good meditation is to give oneself up again
    • a folly which assuredly would assail anyone at a certain stage of
    • Initiation if his training had not prepared him for fearlessness by
    • altered by the fact of knowing about it?
    • be led unprepared into the depths of his own soul, he would get an
    • incredible shock. One must prepare oneself, then, by an ever-repeated
    • meditation on the thought: Things cannot be altered by knowing about
    • cannot be altered by knowing about them, one expels a great part of
    • expressions have a valid meaning and can be rendered somewhat as
    • Everything material has disappeared into indefinite nothingness, the
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    • manners and behaviour and particularly so when they are required to
    • grotesque form once pictured by a German poet, they are there in the
    • those who from the outset are predisposed to be visionaries.
    • his relations with nature are somewhat altered. For instance, he will
    • colours, with everything that the plant world offered to him as it
    • world also has an influence. Certainly some people are incredulous
    • the quite different nature of the spiritual world as compared with the
    • brings back the forces he has gathered during sleep in order to use
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    • current of events which are prepared for our world out of the higher
    • company he has entered, he learns to understand how physical and
    • stirred when they saw how the sheaths which man needs if he is to
    • Again, it was in a different way that souls in ancient Egypt entered
    • he has now entered, on the shores of cosmic existence, he is no longer
    • to his having prepared himself by means of his yearning for the
    • What I have now pictured to you, as far as it can be done in the words
    • poured into them, as the soul has to be poured into the physical and
    • birth. Everything that has to be thus poured out from the spiritual
    • world into the physical world, so that what is poured out acquires the
    • inward character of soul, is poured in from the Harmony of the Spheres
    • through experiences corresponding to what I have endeavoured to
    • he encountered the Beings already described, for he felt himself
    • the Heavens, we shall see what is offered to our view on the other
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    • Creative Word was disappearing. When it reappeared, belonging now to
    • only by saying to himself: “Formerly, when I entered the
    • the candidate for Initiation, transferred His life into the
    • later at another place. And so there reappeared That which the souls
    • sinking tragically out of sight. It reappeared, and could be looked
    • reappeared in such a way that it became visible in the Holy Vessel
    • souls the secrets poured into human evolution through the
    • Egyptian-Chaldaic soul, and the secrets poured. out in the fourth
    • epoch these forces inspired certain individuals. In the dawn of the
    • learn what has to be poured into the still living part of the soul in
    • Grail referred to the permeation of the Intellectual or Mind-soul with
    • become unconscious. This domain, into which were justly transferred
    • can be nurtured there, while the other part may remain exposed to the
    • are required for properly building up the human organism. The
    • formed itself. It has acquired its form through human beings having
    • with calculating debit and credit, let us say, or with the usages of
    • and grasped; though they can be discovered only by one who gets to
    • And. a person who, having acquired a present-day education, confesses
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    • or distorted. In the eighteenth century they entered upon a phase of
    • some who entered into direct and actual communication with the astral
    • The science which arises from this cannot be measured by its power of
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    • chief mission was to guard the sacred tradition; afterwards, it
    • Manes, lived on the Earth three hundred years after Jesus the Christ.
    • Evil. In ordinary thought, the Good and the Evil are two irreducible
    • and transfigured by the Good. The great feature of Manicheism is that
    • man himself have not yet been discovered but that is only a matter of
    • terrestrial atmosphere cleared, — Then and only then came the
    • nothing but scattered letters, man being the word, living and
    • The aim of Manicheism is to sublimate men to be redeemers.
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    • ignored by orthodox science, is given in the Philosopher's
    • The red blood in man must be refreshed and renewed with oxygen, for
    • the red blood into a body-builder. In this sense the Yogi works at his
    • sacred of all plants. Mistletoe is a survival from the lunar epoch of
    • When this plant-earth became mineral, it acquired, through the metals,
    • when he declared that there is one law for the body and another for
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    • phenomenon, bound up with lowered consciousness. The initiated
    • All that has entered into us without our conscious will under
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    • conquered, reference being made to the ‘maya’ spoken of by
    • last hundred years under the influence of scientific discoveries. As
    • At death, the etheric and astral bodies are wholly severed from the
    • controlled his freed etheric body, poured impulses into him and taught
    • heed to what is said without servile, blind credulity and without
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    • the animal soul. By their fusion the passions are tempered,
    • and breathed through gills like fish. Sacred literature indicates the
    • everything is a symbolic image of reality is acquired. This astral
    • On its predestined circle rolls
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    • Gospel. From the historical point of view it is considered inferior to
    • All the members of these different parent Orders were considered to
    • All life is thus concentrated, illumined, deepened and transfigured in
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture VIII: The Christian Mystery
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    • transferred to the world of intelligence, in the life of
    • of ecstasy when he actually discovered the intermaxillary bone in the
    • — that is what must be acquired before the next step can be
    • form must be conquered by man before he can find the higher Self. The
    • fully prepared or who has not taken all the precautions necessary for
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture IX: The Astral World
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    • modifications: thus considered, we may expect from them some
    • hatred entertained against another being appears as an attacking
    • allured by, [or] involved in enjoyment.
    • that is not prepared for existence outside the physical body,
    • of the matured astral body takes place easily and smoothly. In the
    • transferred the astral into the physical world. The result is a
    • must be conquered. For the same reason, in certain schools of black
    • are inspired by deeply moral motives. But it will not be possible to
    • abolish vivisection in science until clairvoyance has been restored
    • restored.
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    • and predominating colours. There is one fundamental colour in which
    • ‘lotus-flowers’ (sacred wheels, chakra). The lotus-flower
    • harmony in the life of soul. When these virtues have been acquired,
    • the twelve petals begin to move. They express the sacred quality of
    • has been transfigured.
    • appeared in man's being, where formerly there was but one single
    • mission was to guard the sacred fire. He is crippled because, in
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XI: The Devachanic World (Heaven)
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    • is remembered because it is a condition of unconsciousness for the
    • moulding of Nature is measured by the extent to which his
    • a conscious expression of the transfigured soul of man. Creative works
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    • The geometrical and symbolic figures employed as the sacred signs of
    • doctrines. Esoteric Christianity was then gradually obscured by dogma.
    • substance and can be rediscovered there even those which occurred in
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XIII: The Logos and the Word
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    • air. Simultaneously with the power to breathe, he acquired an inner
    • body, may be compared with that of a snail secreting its own shell and
    • and then penetrated within this body, having prepared the organs of
    • was as yet no picture consciousness. Cosmic thoughts poured into and
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    • In higher Devachan, beyond the fourth degree, referred to in occultism
    • A consciousness which repeats the third stage but retains the acquired quality of objectivity. Images have definite colours and are realised as being quite distinct from the perceiver. The subjective sense of attraction or repulsion vanishes. In this new imaginative consciousness, the faculty of reason that has been acquired in the physical world retains its own powers.
    • Word made Flesh. With the coming of the Christ, a new force entered
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    • before this Spirit entered into him by way of the breath. The Earth is
    • required a protective sheath of bone — the skull. In this sense,
    • Spirits of Fire. When physical man appeared on the Earth, air became
    • equilibrium is restored by the plant-world.
    • atmosphere of the Earth contains oxygen, and it was the predominance
    • of substances is required before we can begin to understand the great
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XVI: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Human Will
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    • when the division of the sexes occurred. This moment is in itself the
    • begin with appeared combined with the forces of the present sun and
    • separation of the moon occurred. The pristine composition of these
    • were engendered which later made it possible for a third body to
    • The period which preceded the lunar one is referred to as the solar.
    • parts. During the first it came about that our blood is red. What has
    • given us our red blood? During the separation of the earth and the
    • colored the substance of the earth. And the appearance of red blood is
    • evolution is referred to as the period of Mars.
    • appear red.
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    • occurred in the innermost nature of the beings dwelling in the Old
    • poured the capacity for higher enthusiasm into the blood and
    • Principle; Christ is a Being who appeared once, and once only, at a
    • his wrong doings may be redressed and his errors redeemed by an
    • Christ as the Redeemer. In reality, karma is a redemption of man by
    • oriental philosophy. It is said that the idea of a Redeemer of men
    • like a balance sheet, an exact statement of debit and credit. By every
    • action, bad or good, man augments his debit or credit. Those who will
    • redemption, Christ is the Redeemer.
    • when outer redemption will coincide in each man with the interior act
    • of the Redeemer. It is not revelation but truth which makes men free:
    • only acquired step by step and it will not be fully manifest in man
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    • have changed in substance and in form. Is it possible to predict the
    • broad lines has not been foreseen and prefigured in the devachanic
    • that matter may be understood and finally mastered. In this hard and
    • it is easy to see how much we have acquired and yet how much we have
    • by Copernicus was prepared from the point of view of the physical
    • prepared by the two preceding Post-Atlantean periods.
    • issued, is referred to in the Cabala as Adam-Cadmon. Adam-Cadmon
    • conquered or whether it has conquered the Spirit. This differentiation
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    • Testament textual criticism has discredited the John Gospel
    • Thus the John Gospel could be considered as a devotional
    • occurred. But there is the possibility of rising to the
    • had walked the earth in the flesh only differed in one
    • appeared clearly before his astral eyes. It stood in front of
    • to be fettered to his physical body. Now let us read how this
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    • What does it do? It makes good the damage suffered by the
    • higher world. The strength acquired by the soul is symbolised
    • considered entirely worthless, and yet one remains inwardly
    • if covered with a veil. Everything around has lost its old
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    • various peoples, the lower stages of initiation differed. In
    • a raven the neophyte carried the knowledge acquired in the
    • has lingered in myths and sagas. There are the Ravens of
    • this sentence signifies. What one formerly considered as
    • which were kindred enlarged families. How did one regard such
    • recognition between initiates. “Nathanael answered and
    • is complete. Jesus answered him, and said that it will become
    • world. As the human being is prepared in the mother's body,
    • while leading our physical life — is prepared what is
    • answered, ‘Neither hath this man sinned nor his
    • answered him, ‘We have heard out of the law that Christ
    • thou Elias come again?” Then answered the master,
    • religious, profound truth of reincarnation uttered in the
    • time is being prepared through the theosophical world
    • mattered was that each human individuality, each
    • the two incarnations is fifteen to eighteen hundred years.
    • prepared on Mount Tabor by Christ Jesus. If we look at world
    • life. The physical plane had first to be mastered. To do
    • Gospel, everything is already prepared. The preparatory scene
    • Messiah, the Redeemer.
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    • knowledge, it had to be restricted to those who were adequately prepared;
    • these questions have to be answered, and answered not by theories and
    • reddish-blue light like a phantom, but with radiance a little darker
    • of the God who dwells in man, for the name can be uttered only by the
    • “Jahve” was uttered, for Jahve or Jehovah signifies
    • of this word. When Jean Paul had discovered the “I” within
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    • is certainly one of the most cultured of her compatriots. She has studied
    • be bewildered, because there is really nothing in the physical world
    • tells us quite rightly how the two natures appeared to Hercules in the
    • Goes his predestined way along,
    • of red.
    • were the basic skeleton of Spirit-land. It can be compared with the solid
    • are its Atmosphere. The content of all that is suffered or enjoyed on
    • that happened around entered into his thoughts; every movement of an army
    • image of Caesar must not be compared with Caesar's individuality, which
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    • gets tired and used up, and the task of the astral body is to make good
    • desire as a brownish-red thought-form in the upper part of his astral
    • This is the essence of Kamaloka. The soul is not tortured from outside,
    • torments which have to be endured by the unfortunates who end their lives
    • of death, the separation of these higher members has in fact been prepared
    • its background colour is a reddish-grey, with rays of the same colour
    • of reincarnation is like a red rag to a bull; there is nothing he would
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    • incarnation, this memory-picture has appeared before his soul and left
    • body. Others have been through only a few lives; hence they have gathered
    • was incarnated a few centuries after Christ, compared with the conditions
    • in the past. A man's incarnations are ordered in such a way that he
    • only a few thousand years ago this region was covered with primeval
    • the Twins (Gemini) were specially honoured; between
    • the sacred Bull Apis (Taurus) was revered in Egypt and the Mithras
    • into the foreground and the Ram or Lamb (Aries) was honoured. So arose
    • the legend of Jason, who went to fetch the Golden Fleece from the sacred
    • Ram in Asia beyond the sea. The lamb was so highly revered that in due
    • of their reverence the heavenly sign in which the vernal Sun appeared.
    • moment when the Sun entered the sign of Pisces. But for the materialism
    • the Sun appeared in Spring symbolised these reawakening forces; it gave
    • discarded and nothing remains with the man except what he has acquired as
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture V: Human Tasks in the Higher Worlds
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    • Externally he sees it flow in a reddish-lilac stream from one plant
    • words, for the spiritual cannot be rendered in physical language.
    • covered the ground, when wild animals of the torrid zone lived here
    • as though the Ego hovered in astral space and held the individual animals
    • altered scene in which he lives during his next incarnation. But he
    • apparently childish but in reality inspired by lofty powers has given
    • very easily. They are variously coloured and surrounded by an aura of
    • colour: at one point they are red, at another blue, and a shining yellow
    • new “astral substance” rather as scattered iron filings
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • perhaps with few talents or abilities, and so apparently predestined
    • cause lies in earlier lives. In a previous life a man has prepared his
    • debit and credit sides, and the balance can be drawn at any moment.
    • can do nothing about it. Just as the merchant is not hindered by his
    • ledger from doing new business, so in life a man is not hindered from
    • ascribes everything to self-redemption. You say a man must work out
    • Christ Jesus, who suffered for all mankind? The Theosophist says he
    • are in need. Someone still more powerful may be able to help hundreds
    • The Redeemer knows that
    • by the law of karma His work of redemption will be available for everyone.
    • and as a source of help for anyone who allows the blessings of redemption
    • redemption. The reason why Christianity has hitherto failed to emphasise
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VII: Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life
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    • anything about Theosophy; think of the new ideas you have acquired and
    • he will be born with a special predilection for everything that reminds
    • but has also had something of a hard struggle, if he has encountered many
    • body will create a predisposition to good or bad health. Good habits
    • the migration of the Huns and Mongols who poured from Asia into the
    • very widespread today, which was hardly known a hundred years ago —
    • illness would never have appeared. The occult teacher knows that if this
    • which has been given out to meet the needs of humanity. A hundred years
    • related to physical heredity? Physical heredity plays a great role;
    • came after him in his family. This is all a matter of heredity, we are
    • you need more than a musical predisposition in your soul; you need also
    • to moral courage. If a soul with that predisposition cannot find a suitable
    • heredity, the characteristic will fade out. You can see that you have
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • is something mankind has acquired through many incarnations. Only after
    • it endured; or it may be that an illness a man has caught from infection
    • about evil, illness and pain cannot be answered without knowledge of
    • gradually strained all the dye-stuffs out of a coloured liquid and left
    • Later on, when man has overcome evil, he can go on to redeem the creatures
    • all his experiences acquired a particular colouring. He was wanting
    • physical body. (All red-blooded animals were separated off from man at
    • the time when the Ego-condition was being prepared for man.) Hence it will
    • as follows. A wrong has been done; the victim has suffered it; the person
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture IX: Evolution of the Earth
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    • thigh-bone. Every single bone is so artistically structured and wisely
    • reappeared as Moon. Finally, after the same sequence, the Earth
    • appeared.
    • hundreds, Planets. We therefore have to multiply the figures, and so we
    • which was in large part inspired by one of the highest spiritual
    • solution: this has been discovered only quite recently.
    • Saturn vanished into Pralaya, and reappeared as Sun, and with it from
    • a plant-being, upside down compared with modern man. He lived in the
    • its limit in the seven Rounds, it disappeared into the darkness of Pralaya,
    • and eventually reappeared as Moon.
    • Sun. In the third Round there was something new: man acquired an astral
    • and finally disappeared as one body into Pralaya.
    • Pralaya, the Moon reappeared as Earth. In the first Round the whole
    • form itself. At this point an important event occurred: an encounter
    • warmth, but he would never have acquired warm blood, for there is iron
    • entered into a connection with Mercury and is still closely related
    • Mercredi, Wednesday
    • Vendredi, Freya — Friday
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    • When the Earth reappeared
    • each single human ancestor. And now a new faculty appeared: each human
    • which have now become dwarfed. The animals, too, had not yet acquired
    • further million years or so, Earth and Moon had acquired a very different
    • vegetarians, absorbing only what nature freely offered, and living on
    • solid mineral forms appeared. Previously, everything had been etheric,
    • entered into him — and how? Through the air. The capacity to breathe
    • not free. Because these beings anchored themselves in his blood, man
    • not only became wise, but could be fired with enthusiasm for wisdom
    • had greatly changed, and had acquired a form which resembled the form
    • that the unification of the two points first occurred, and clear
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XI: The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs
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    • race and that of the new Root-race; it occurred in the middle of the
    • nineteenth century. European colonists had induced some Red Indians
    • acquired a new gift at the cost of an old one. In proportion as they
    • of the Aryan race, took the following way. Certain God-inspired messengers
    • thoughts and learnt from the resistance he encountered that the outer
    • occurred at the time of the rising of a particular constellation, that of
    • and thus to rediscover something which the ancient Atlanteans had known
    • world by means of the laws of nature they had discovered, they had to
    • region of Northern Europe, where people gathered round a Druid priest
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XII: Occult Develpment
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    • You will have gathered
    • seem to have occurred in that extended period. This will also help you to
    • remembered the dream and made the light bulb in accordance with it.
    • why the sacred books of all religions tend to speak almost entirely
    • are restored by the astral body; by its inherent regularity it can make
    • of thoughts from drifting through the mind, and bringing a certain ordered
    • brought into a condition which may be compared with the contented mood
    • keep the six qualities in mind, take his life in hand, and be prepared
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    • all the abstentions required of anyone who wishes to undergo Yoga training:
    • creature may be killed or even injured, and the more strictly this rule
    • of them. There are sacred rites which have come down from very ancient
    • very elementary ideas about them; a more highly cultured man will have
    • together should be abandoned: these sacred ancient rites are symbols of
    • If in the morning, before other impressions have entered the soul, you
    • because of all that he holds most sacred. The outer sign of this is
    • red marks (stigmata) appear at those places on his body which are called
    • the sacred wounds. They do indeed appear on the hands and feet, and
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XIV: Rosicrucian Training - The Interior of the Earth - Earthquakes and Volcanoes
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    • must be acquired alongside it.
    • splash of red, is a sign of gaiety, and so on. A bird with bright colours
    • unless it first appeared at a time when the Ego was at least in course
    • relationship. Thus the fate of hundreds and thousands may be affected
    • appears as red; every colour appears as its complementary opposite.
    • evil is prepared and organised there. Quarrelsome people are so constituted
    • When concord reigns, the “Divisive” layer is conquered.
    • the births which occurred during a time of frequent earthquakes were
  • Title: Pastoral Medicine: Lecture 1
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    • It must be quite clear why we have structured it in this way.
    • medicine in their medical courses? It is not offered in any catalogue
    • unhealthfulness of fasting required for ceremonial reasons is
    • prepared to meet the medical treatment that is being given. There is,
    • say, a fever is suddenly lowered by some therapeutic means. In this
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    • the formative forces that were poured into the skeletal system and
    • more colored, almost as if they were sense impressions
    • instance, can be considered to be on a pathological level. Priests,
    • have pictured them — the physician will find there is
    • impressions becoming vague and the thoughts highly colored.
    • prepared to go far beyond the usual category of ideas, for they lose
    • effective if theologians are prepared to cope with such phenomena.
    • And physicians only begin to be healers if they also are prepared to
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    • experience is remarkable. Their description of it is highly colored
    • the senses, it is colored, intensified, made vivid by the fact that
    • developed its forces when her illnesses appeared
    • seventeen-year-old who is ill is not always cured by forty-five. But
    • it is cured or not, may be woven into the human being's karma three
    • thousand years later. Time is measured quite differently in the
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    • two ingredients. Human beings come out of the spiritual,
    • what is given them by heredity with what they bring from earlier
    • week. But if one does not perceive that they are four-membered
    • the fresh new substance that was constantly being aquired that at
    • principle of heredity as our current natural science conceives of it
    • heredity work together in artistic reciprocal activity. If a human
    • strongest sense of the word, heredity only holds good for the first
    • life period. What seems to appear later as heredity is not really
    • heredity but must be recognized as a copy of the inherited model. The
    • copy may be more or less exact; even so, it is not heredity; it is a
    • considers this to be simply the principle of heredity carried
    • after the change of teeth. Before, the forces of heredity are active.
    • has caught the qualities of the Madonna through heredity!
    • you encounter between death and new birth, only they are covered
    • depths of human evolution. We will stay clear of speaking of heredity
    • smaller when he measured himself carefully. This was when he began to
    • late, the question will be whether that person is hindered by his or
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    • in a farmer's house and the wife gave me some coffee. The cup had red
    • down in the cellar. And then she poured almost half a cup of milk
    • type of individuals poured into visions similar to a sense
    • has been acquired in this very life, and can only be balanced out
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    • surely magnify it a hundred-fold in their estimation of us! For they
    • true cause when a physical illness appeared. This idea was carried
    • causing the illness, that the individual harbored some elemental
    • ill person the alien elemental spirituality that had entered through
    • person is cured through religious beliefs, in the former through
    • later life he tortured domestic animals in every possible way to an
    • incredible degree. This aroused violent anger in the people among
    • house that he tortured, first among his relatives, and later when he
    • the ones he tortured most shockingly.
    • It was well developed in Raimund; he was predisposed to a breathing
    • convalescence their soul is in no way injured, depends upon one's
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    • is coarse as compared to all the other processes that occur in us as
    • element of air. But when we come up higher to the region centered
    • knowledge. The physiology of the senses has gathered tremendous
    • that occurs in the senses has been gathered together and arranged in
    • lymph? Lymph is blood without any red corpuscles. And blood? Blood is
    • lymph with red corpuscles.” This is, of course, a broad
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    • And we discovered that this finer inhalation carries karmic streams
    • same with other things, but when someone has entered consciously into
    • sense perceptions we breathe in the manifold ingredients of the
    • within the human. The spirit of the universe is engendered, a
    • only have its trust in medicine restored when these things are once
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    • pathology and therapy were explored in the old mysteries.
    • seen that will lead — if considered properly — to a
    • compared to normal perception in the spiritual world. What was
    • scattered about. One thing no longer reveals itself as a healing
    • humanity developed they became separated so that sin appeared in one
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    • the same thoughts that have been used for hundreds of years to think
    • (Plate VII, red-yellow)
    • painting on the base we have prepared, that is, the rhythms we have
    • system centered in the head. Summer in the macrocosm is the creative
    • including the human being — is ordered according to measure,
    • number, and weight. Everything is wonderfully ordered — but it
    • fixing of time. What is offered by a well-developed astronomy that
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    • have to regard what has been offered in this short course as just a
    • had been given through heredity, the body that in the course of the
    • to a vision of the weaving life of matter and of how it appeared to
    • condition, the opposite pole to illness and have entered the realm of
    • training behind me, I understand all that transpired at the Mystery
    • Christ. A great sum of knowledge and life experience can be acquired
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    • We have required that
    • It must be quite clear why we have structured it in this way.
    • medicine in their medical courses? It is not offered in any catalogue
    • unhealthfulness of fasting required for ceremonial reasons is
    • prepared to meet the medical treatment that is being given. There is,
    • say, a fever is suddenly lowered by some therapeutic means. In this
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    • the formative forces that were poured into the skeletal system and
    • more colored, almost as if they were sense impressions
    • instance, can be considered to be on a pathological level. Priests,
    • have pictured them — the physician will find there is
    • impressions becoming vague and the thoughts highly colored.
    • prepared to go far beyond the usual category of ideas, for they lose
    • effective if theologians are prepared to cope with such phenomena.
    • And physicians only begin to be healers if they also are prepared to
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    • experience is remarkable. Their description of it is highly colored
    • the senses, it is colored, intensified, made vivid by the fact that
    • developed its forces when her illnesses appeared
    • seventeen-year-old who is ill is not always cured by forty-five. But
    • it is cured or not, may be woven into the human being's karma three
    • thousand years later. Time is measured quite differently in the
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    • two ingredients. Human beings come out of the spiritual,
    • what is given them by heredity with what they bring from earlier
    • week. But if one does not perceive that they are four-membered
    • the fresh new substance that was constantly being acquired that at
    • principle of heredity as our current natural science conceives of it
    • heredity work together in artistic reciprocal activity. If a human
    • strongest sense of the word, heredity only holds good for the first
    • life period. What seems to appear later as heredity is not really
    • heredity but must be recognized as a copy of the inherited model. The
    • copy may be more or less exact; even so, it is not heredity; it is a
    • considers this to be simply the principle of heredity carried
    • after the change of teeth. Before, the forces of heredity are active.
    • has caught the qualities of the Madonna through heredity!
    • you encounter between death and new birth, only they are covered
    • depths of human evolution. We will stay clear of speaking of heredity
    • smaller when he measured himself carefully. This was when he began to
    • late, the question will be whether that person is hindered by his or
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    • in a farmer's house and the wife gave me some coffee. The cup had red
    • down in the cellar. And then she poured almost half a cup of milk
    • type of individuals poured into visions similar to a sense
    • has been acquired in this very life, and can only be balanced out
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    • surely magnify it a hundred-fold in their estimation of us! For they
    • true cause when a physical illness appeared. This idea was carried
    • causing the illness, that the individual harbored some elemental
    • ill person the alien elemental spirituality that had entered through
    • person is cured through religious beliefs, in the former through
    • later life he tortured domestic animals in every possible way to an
    • incredible degree. This aroused violent anger in the people among
    • house that he tortured, first among his relatives, and later when he
    • the ones he tortured most shockingly.
    • It was well developed in Raimund; he was predisposed to a breathing
    • convalescence their soul is in no way injured, depends upon one's
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    • is coarse as compared to all the other processes that occur in us as
    • element of air. But when we come up higher to the region centered
    • knowledge. The physiology of the senses has gathered tremendous
    • that occurs in the senses has been gathered together and arranged in
    • lymph? Lymph is blood without any red corpuscles. And blood? Blood is
    • lymph with red corpuscles.” This is, of course, a broad
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    • And we discovered that this finer inhalation carries karmic streams
    • same with other things, but when someone has entered consciously into
    • sense perceptions we breathe in the manifold ingredients of the
    • within the human. The spirit of the universe is engendered, a
    • only have its trust in medicine restored when these things are once
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    • pathology and therapy were explored in the old mysteries.
    • seen that will lead — if considered properly — to a
    • compared to normal perception in the spiritual world. What was
    • scattered about. One thing no longer reveals itself as a healing
    • humanity developed they became separated so that sin appeared in one
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    • the same thoughts that have been used for hundreds of years to think
    • painting on the base we have prepared, that is, the rhythms we have
    • system centered in the head. Summer in the macrocosm is the creative
    • including the human being — is ordered according to measure,
    • number, and weight. Everything is wonderfully ordered — but it
    • fixing of time. What is offered by a well-developed astronomy that
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    • have to regard what has been offered in this short course as just a
    • had been given through heredity, the body that in the course of the
    • to a vision of the weaving life of matter and of how it appeared to
    • condition, the opposite pole to illness and have entered the realm of
    • training behind me, I understand all that transpired at the Mystery
    • Christ. A great sum of knowledge and life experience can be acquired
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    • is much more important that we should have been prepared by
    • a picture. Pictures arose in the soul of anyone who entered with
    • which may be compared with what the seer can still see today when he
    • something unspeakably poverty-stricken compared with what the ancient
    • themselves two complexes which might be compared with what I have
    • had great ability; in the course of their evolution they had acquired
    • elementary sheath the primeval Spirits pondered the outwardly
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    • feeling we have acquired as a result of the usual modern renderings.
    • may be compared with the thoughts which can arise in us; the other is
    • void, but eloquently and effectively rendered by the succession
    • understand what comes next, usually rendered “darkness was
    • were denuded, they lacked the light which had entered into evolution
    • we have reconstructed the picture which hovered before the soul of
    • earth has surrendered the radiant element, it has to receive light
    • about by the sound-ether is poured a still higher etheric mode. And
    • bring before us in a picture what hovered before the soul of the
    • hovered before the Hebrew sage.
    • uttered the sounds of speech. It is the sounds of speech which make
    • into pictures as the sounds are uttered. In the sounds themselves
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    • passed through a kind of cosmic night, the whole formation appeared
    • appeared during the Moon evolution, and man himself — the body
    • reappeared on the Moon in the watery element — though of course
    • “childish level,” when we rediscover in it the highest
    • its writers were inspired. Truly we need no historical proof, the
    • we find described in impressive detail how creatures appeared on the
    • earth had been fully created. So the Elohim prepared the earth by
    • appears as an expression of the capacity and skill acquired by the
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    • recapitulation, considered with reference to the finer elementary
    • something in the elementary matter which may be compared with what is
    • light and organising sound had poured in. There should be some phrase
    • discovered by independent investigation. I can assure you that in the
    • evolutions, I quite deliberately and scrupulously ignored anything
    • centuries they have completely ignored what occult investigation has
    • There is a sentence in Genesis which is rendered And God divided
    • who entered successively into the development of our existence, and
    • understand the word yom, which is usually rendered
    • the Elohim entered into this interweaving of the several ethers, and
    • the moment when the Elohim had poured light into existence, they
    • first of the Time-Spirits entered into activity, and with this
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    • prepared to recognise it; we must be prepared to find it everywhere.
    • By the fact that they had not acquired the light nature, which was of
    • its significance are today wholly unprepared for it. Modern physics,
    • restored, being renewed and built up again all the time. So that in
    • the Sun light appeared. Then the up-building activity could only be
    • many cosmic mysteries concealed, which can well be pondered for a
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    • we know from Spiritual Science, are to be rediscovered in Genesis. We
    • Into the substance thus provided, which had been offered as a
    • Will, who have laboured so long in this earth element to build up the
    • real force behind warmth; it has poured itself out into everything.
    • Although it necessarily required the activities of the Spirits of
    • devices it is all right. But when men think that they have discovered
    • rediscovered the totality of the hierarchies in the earth's
    • acquired a certain unified consciousness as a group. That is
    • the other in red. There are such Bibles! Only, unfortunately, the
    • the other part red, because the first clause is said to derive from
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    • Chronicle on the subject of evolution. It appeared in the early
    • essential in which the consciousness of that time differed from that
    • period the organs acquired an inner life. Thus on Saturn the eye was
    • objects appeared to them from without. This is expressed by the
    • and gaseous elements; warmth is shared by both earth and sun.
    • that every word that stands there must be sacred to us, and equally
    • discovered by scrupulous spiritual investigation should be
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    • evolutions have entered into the development of our earth. We must of
    • fired from a pistol on the sixth day. Yet we know that the human
    • which can perhaps be rendered in English as “the earthy
    • prepared for his earthly existence.
    • is it which is being prepared in the very first rudiments of man?
    • prepared on the first day of creation up to the point where it says:
    • body, it is not true. During the night the astral body is poured out
    • prepared for his densification. Suppose that man had become dense
    • time, he could not have acquired the form and substance which in fact
    • compared with which the proud doctrines of today are mere fantasy.
    • that event occurred, so beautifully expressed in the words And
    • had walked over the earth, which was at that time covered with
    • practically poured themselves into the human astral body, so that
    • desire, everything anchored in the astral body, became permeated with
    • more urged by greed, more self-centred; in short what we today call
    • entered into man with the Luciferic influence. Everything good or bad
    • entered into man with the Luciferic influence. It was, to begin with,
    • being. It was only then that this further densification occurred. The
    • That was the expulsion from Paradise. Man acquired for the first time
    • things that would have occurred to one so easily if one had wanted to
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    • in this way the earth prepared itself to become the bearer of human
    • investigation impels us to accept what to begin with seems incredible
    • was completely covered with volumes of watery mist. The separation
    • and the fertilising of the earth's soil with what still hovered in
    • the earth, the earth was still covered in mist.”
    • which differed from those of this ancient tradition. Modern
    • have ventured to say in these lectures, and our own reluctance
    • Bible what spiritual investigation had previously discovered.
    • during the day as our physical and etheric bodies was being prepared.
    • incarnate on the earth prepared for their descent.
    • the sun within it, then he would have become a mere cipher, fettered
    • earth physically harder, more fissured. To get a picture of what the
    • awestruck veneration in face of the revelations uttered in the Bible
    • by the ancient seers and rediscovered in our own day be spiritual
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    • and especially from what was said yesterday, you will have gathered
    • etheric, a densification on the side of the physical, only occurred
    • previously prepared soul-spiritual element.
    • the human being by Jahve-Elohim had already been prepared earlier. It
    • predisposition to, the rudiments of, the ego nature. For these old
    • hovered in higher regions, was not yet allowed to acquire an earthly
    • man has acquired a higher member. But his earlier, more etheric
    • Man acquired an external, bodily member, and an inner, more etheric
    • originally given to us were acquired. When we set to work to
    • fragmentary remarks such as always seem to be required in the last
    • and with them the feeling of the great responsibility incurred in
    • subsequent evolution have entered into the development of the
    • become on the earth more and more what we were predisposed to be in
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    • Being afterwards entered. The Easter festival, on the other hand, is
    • Paul was well prepared for such an experience. He was thoroughly
    • detect even for so long as that. Now the Christ Impulse entered into
    • (acquired through Initiation) of this event, that he was able to be
    • of Christian tradition, the figure, that is, of one who acquired an
    • essential to see in this light what he laboured so hard to bring to
    • the world of the senses, also the spiritual. Incredible as it may
    • had entered earth-evolution. “Christ will come again to
    • matters that are most sacred for him — for he ought no longer to
    • about what we recognise as the sacred festivals of the year?
    • worlds, and that the Christ descended thence when He entered into the
    • sun will burn itself out and be scattered in the All, not merely
    • could not give credence to the ideas of natural science, appeared to
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    • earth-evolution, something that has glimmered on but at the present
    • time is covered by a layer of ashes. This turning-point divided the
    • but it was respected and was administered in accordance with something
    • This was a transitional stage. When Paul appeared with his
    • immortality is not assured, for the blood is the vitalizer and
    • what is not acquired through the mere fact of birth. This could not be
    • spiritual to descent, to heredity, until in the 19th
    • eliminate it, and for men to be stirred by the impulse of the
    • a cult, there the grave of Christianity is being prepared. Those who
    • a community filled with the consciousness that immortality is assured
    • unconscious hatred of the spirit confronts us from the side of
    • this hatred of the spirit means to-day, what nationalism means to-day!
    • Frenchman to-day furthered by Clemenceau's nationalism, with its inner
    • the grave and covers it. The grave will remain covered until men again
    • integrity be replaced by the red of Easter, for until then this
    • must be shouldered, and this can be done only when striving for
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    • something that is sacred to individual souls everywhere, namely, how
    • not be underrated, for it has splendid achievements to its credit. But
    • earth. The aim and ideal of spiritual science is to rediscover this
    • primeval truth, this primeval wisdom, uncoloured by this or that
    • declaring what he holds sacred, then no understanding is
    • uttered words of impassioned wrath. This is evidence to us that he
    • Jordan entered in Him, into Jesus of Nazareth. The very essence of
    • Nazareth into whose sheaths it entered. The Christ took these sheaths
    • he gathered around him who in his thirtieth year had received the
    • Christ into himself? Had pupils gathered around this Being as they had
    • gathered around Confucius, Laotse or Buddha? If we look closely we see
    • had been His disciples, already His apostles? No! They had scattered,
    • entered upon the path of His Passion. Only when having passed through
    • conquered death — only then did they become true Apostles and
    • understood Him only when He had appeared to him in the spirit!
    • an Event cannot be repeated, that it occurred at the deepest point of
    • the impulse of a god Who had endured all the sufferings and agonies of
    • Lucifer's deed has ensnared them. A god had to die on the physical
    • In majestic seclusion the Divine Power poured from this deed into
    • after death as the fulfilment of his most treasured ideals — when
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    • prepared. It was not until much later that these first, still feeble
    • but nevertheless perceptibly. And under this influence there appeared
    • with which art portrayed the sufferings of the Redeemer. Nevertheless
    • Redeemer suffering and dying on the Cross, leave was taken of a truly
    • the Redeemer rises — this same attitude of mind, in the year 869
    • at the Eighth Ecumenical Council in Constantinople, declared belief in
    • the sake of emotional life, the picture of the dying Redeemer as the
    • Christ as a super-sensible, super-earthly Being Who entered
    • it is to emphasise through the Easter thought that there entered into
    • Golgotha as, after the Mystery of Golgotha, there appeared
    • Buddhisn, was gradually obscured by the other, which clung to the
    • we must again acquire. And be it remembered that even in the days of
    • acquired. Men's gaze has been diverted from the spiritual to the
    • abundantly clear that the figure of the crucified Redeemer
    • declared by the Eighth Ecumenical Council at Constantinople to be an
    • pain-racked Redeemer must not confound him; he must learn that pain is
    • fact that you did not allow yourself to be mastered by suffering and
    • countered by those which lead humanity upwards. We need the forces
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    • their earthly life men could not have discovered themselves. For at
    • that of the higher animals, must never be compared with human
    • occurred to him, if I may so express it, to pay any particular
    • world. He knew that his own essential being had entered into a
    • themselves to a few specially prepared pupils or men of knowledge, to
    • the Mystery of Golgotha there had happened nothing that differed from
    • themselves for the first time acquired inner knowledge of the mystery
    • chosen disciples? — He had appeared to them in the same manner in
    • which the divine Teachers had appeared to primeval humanity. But now,
    • is required to attain understanding of the fact that there were some
    • concerning birth and death and then for the first time acquired this
    • is required to repeat from some catechism, ‘God is all-knowing,
    • The divine Beings themselves added this wisdom which the gods acquired
    • acquired through brain-knowledge, that is, through the intellectual,
    • never in any real sense be acquired unless, as in earlier times,
    • sacred books. Real and fundamental knowledge of the divine nature of
    • Now during earthly life the thinking part of the soul has poured
    • re-acquired.
    • entered to-day into what was contained in the metabolic process of
    • Golgotha will then again be acquired. Then men will again come to
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    • ancient Nordic Gods who appeared to the Initiates in the Northern
    • antiquarian, but after some time his heir suffered such pricks of
    • and that through One yet to come it will be covered by the arms of the
    • perhaps, those Christmas lectures in which we endeavoured to grasp the
    • the morning he entered into his physical and etheric bodies he was not
    • with their sharp outlines and coloured surfaces.
    • wandered across to the East and settled there, the ancient memories
    • ancestors remembered that their own forefathers had actually seen what
    • restored from the trance and his etheric body was reunited to the
    • later times disappeared before the gaze of the Initiate. Think for a
    • not yet so firmly anchored in the physical body as to prevent them
    • times, even these vestiges disappeared and it was less and less
    • been firmly anchored in the physical body, begins to loosen from it
    • the point where man's descent into the physical body was countered by
    • will once again behold, any more than they required religion
    • To confront a reality that is unrecognisable, means to be shattered
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    • GOETHE, one of the most inspired spirits of the modern age, has
    • from material life, from the constriction of an existence fettered to
    • approached. We may ask: Why does not Kashiapa, like the Redeemer in
    • the second the fire which amid lighting and thunder appeared to Moses
    • Being Who appeared to Moses in the burning thorn-bush, and afterwards
    • The God Who appeared later on in a human body and Who fulfilled the
    • one day to come among men. Thus the God Who is to bring redemption to
    • appeared visibly in the events in Palestine held sway through all the
    • religions could not teach of the force of self-redemption in the human
    • — this is the redemption that is achieved by what now lives
    • within ourselves. All the Avatars have brought redemption to mankind
    • redeemed mankind through what He gathered out of the forces of mankind
    • itself, and He has shown us how the forces of redemption, the forces
    • enlightenment could not yet find complete redemption. The
    • needed for redemption; for redemption is now brought about by the fire
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    • mysteriously concealed. Furthermore, it was predicted that a great
    • Christ and no other Power than He Who declared to Moses: “I am
    • Commandments as a preparation for His coming. Later, He appeared in
    • worlds. The pre-Christian saviours redeemed mankind with
    • Divine forces. Christ redeemed mankind with human
    • What would have happened on the earth if Christ had not appeared?
    • from six hundred years before the event of Golgotha to six hundred
    • encountered: life in its diverse forms and manifestations. He comes
    • existence it has entered through birth. The Buddha feels: birth is
    • redemption and release from suffering. Truly, a sublime goal of human
    • taught. Six hundred years after the Event of Golgotha the
    • nothingness of life. Men who lived six hundred years after the Event
    • into blessedness. Six hundred years after the Event of Golgotha the
    • all suffering, just as six hundred years before the Mystery
    • If, six hundred years before our era, entrance into the physical
    • augured suffering for man, how does the great truth that life is
    • Cross on Golgotha? Is birth, as the Buddha declared, suffering? Those
    • but the portal to the finding of the Redeemer, Who clothed Himself
    • is not suffering for it has been conquered in the Resurrection. Death
    • has been conquered through the Event of Golgotha.
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    • Steiner had lectured also in many places about the renewed experience
    • — may be best understood when compared with the early development
    • coming into the world it has to be protected and cared for by those
    • this guidance may be compared to what happens to the child before it
    • have learnt something that may be compared with a child's learning to
    • may be compared with how a child learns to speak. Through the Gospels
    • may be compared with how the child learns the thought-content in its
    • certain balancing of the deeds standing on the credit side of the
    • Those who are not prepared for such a thing to happen in the course of
    • sufficiently prepared through the new revelation coming in our time to
    • For those people who have already prepared themselves here for the
    • through Spiritual Science. For the Christ-event must be prepared for
    • unconcerned in face of the mighty event referred to — the taking
    • catastrophe we can say: Among the great differentiations prepared
    • the soul incapable of faith become withered, dried-up as the desert.
    • love he, too, becomes dried-up and withered in his inner being. We
    • credulous people of His time, that the millennium would be realised or
    • perceptible only to the spirit. The credulous and superstitious, who
    • predictions of yours”, not realising that they just cannot see
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    • had exactly the same dream. They dreamed that their son appeared to
    • the authorities for permission to have their son's body disinterred.
    • occasionally be conjured up into consciousness, and this happens in
    • meeting with death when quite unprepared, that he would like to be
    • pictures appeared while men were in a state different from either
    • be gathered that what has thus come into being will again be succeeded
    • slow preparation for it can be gathered from our second Mystery Play,
    • their number is modest compared with that of the rest of mankind. It
    • as by feeling that what is able to kindle love in the soul is prepared
    • prepared which a man needs for gradually acquiring a true
    • not required of people to combine their intelligence with an equal
    • intelligence and morality. That is the one side to be considered.
    • earth prepared men for that Mystery, developing in his successive
    • personality living about a hundred years before Christ under the name
    • the individuality who appeared as Jeshu ben Pandira, until he rises
    • the age of morality are prepared.
    • life, in a new culture, what has already been prepared spiritually
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    • results which can be acquired through the ordinary material world,
    • must indeed be trivial compared with that which spreads out as a wider
    • embraces, when compared with the greatness and might of the whole
    • birth and death is relatively so short, compared with the time which
    • the body given us by our ancestors through heredity, it is then our
    • human being can become merely through the forces of heredity, through
    • heredity. Then you would all be alike as human beings. You would only
    • to the outer world are acquired. The child first gropes and then
    • learns to grasp. Thus certain things are acquired systematically. The
    • acquired — in the second, third and fourth year of life, that
    • And even if it occurred that someone had listened very inattentively,
    • prepared up to the thirty-fifth year. This thirty-fifth year of life
    • Thus we see that the terrible suffering which is poured over the world
    • redeeming side when we observe it from the standpoint of spiritual
    • from a lower point of view is a tribute which must be offered to the
    • must first be endured. Spiritual science cannot indeed spare us that,
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    • mantram which must often be uttered during these days in connection
    • historical results which have occurred in Europe could not have arisen
    • those who are unprepared. In our group meetings there must
    • view is discovered — namely, that in reality we experience our
    • and have been discovered from different starting points. We have also
    • course it is transferred into the spiritual. And this distinction can
    • what the other person felt through the blow. If you have injured
    • If you have lived here between birth and death with many hundreds of
    • should experience everything in this review which others have suffered
    • have offended a man, who has thereby suffered bitterly. During
    • Thus is Karma prepared, during this particular time. We incorporate
    • prepared. And we see that the entire mode of a man's life depends on
    • raised by persons who have not yet fully considered the matter, that
    • As you know, there are such people. Even in childhood we can predict
    • They are deeply stirred by things, they enjoy things deeply, they have
    • things in his surroundings. He cannot easily be stirred or roused. He
    • would perhaps have preferred some other task, and is diverted from it
    • so many various ways, men are thereby differently prepared for their
    • would be as if predestined. If, however, a man is especially active in
    • prepared. And it was necessary that this should be prepared. You see
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    • deeply into our physical body that we leave behind all we acquired in
    • etheric body has acquired a certain perfection, greater than man is at
    • just occurred,’ and, as a rule, that is the only thing observed.
    • event had not occurred. I will bring forward a striking instance. At a
    • no attention, but through a wound the whole life may be altered,
    • he is considered a dreamer. Men go about speaking of
    • ‘reality,’ and compared to this, mere thought is nothing.
    • be considered from a higher human point of view, then one may say:
    • be spurred forward, not by that which does not exist, but by that
    • by a shell. The principles of his human nature are suddenly sundered
    • sacrificing themselves. Painful as this is considered from many a
    • considered deeply enough today, but it will be, when a sufficient
    • follow with incredible rapidity. The zenith of materialism was really
    • unless something occurred to arrest it. This conversion should be
    • the fruit of the sacrificial deaths that will be required by the earth
    • in the future, to redeem it as far as possible from sinking into
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    • events which have occurred to us and for which we have retained ideas.
    • occurred here, in the physical world. Now, if we observe the fact
    • brain-fettered understanding gives, as a rule, no solution. That can
    • has sufficiently prepared one's soul to receive the answer. As to
    • physical world if none had ever been discovered? Nothing can be
    • our feeling ourselves cared for by this ruling wisdom, without thereby
    • friend which could not otherwise have occurred. If you apply this
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    • occurred at mid-day the man would perhaps have been brought into some
    • consciousness, there is prepared, as the living being is prepared in
    • this memory should not be severed. We must remember back to a certain
    • sundered, if we cannot remember definite events, so that at least we
    • referred in a recent lecture. This memory forms part of our experience
    • Our consciousness is, however, then so lowered that we cannot perceive
    • greatest lawyers of his country. He was feared by all those who had
    • Markus Freund had already suffered punishment in a lesser degree for
    • occurred to the examining magistrate who made the enquiry, that there
    • grand-daughter, of whom he was never tired of speaking with his fellow
    • ‘that it required hardened nerves, accustomed to such outbreaks,
    • Markus Freund stammered a few incomprehensible words, probably in
    • to his full height, so that he appeared huge, and lifted the heavy
    • lids which usually almost covered his eyes — showing the
    • which they were poured forth, would hardly harmonise with the respect
    • was entirely fantastic and appeared, in so far as it had any sense at
    • President with his eyes to the very depths and discovered, that even
    • accused had been a long time in prison. Now the following occurred:
    • himself) ‘had seen him at the moment when he uttered those
    • thought much about the occurrence or not. Both alternatives appeared
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    • We shall begin to-day by studying a Northern poem that we considered
    • is specially proud of its clear thinking, acquired through its
    • It is almost incredible how rigid thought has become in our time. I
    • poured on to the paper. With the few miserable forms of its accidental
    • those hindrances which have entered the spiritual life of the
    • our souls something that we have often considered. In the beginning of
    • disappeared. Christianity is spread abroad. But now the time has come
    • from authority. Thinkers have appeared who have examined the
    • Frederick the Great may be verified. Christ did not wish to make
    • considered it as of special importance that I had adopted this
    • the night intervening the Sacred Eve. The Catholic Church celebrates
    • solemnity. In most regions the hour of midnight is sacred to the hour
    • gift,’ and when they were sufficiently tired of the presents,
    • they were put to bed, very tired, and did not hear the midnight bells.
    • overtaken by a terrible snowstorm. They wandered over the mountains,
    • recovered a little, while certain neighbours and friends gathered in
    • of nature. They were discovered, brought back to the house, and the
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    • We will consider what inspired him, what gave him Intuition.
    • feeling they are prepared for understanding. In the first centuries
    • has been prepared. Otherwise, our causal body would not have been
    • sufficiently prepared to receive the truth. It is through pictorial
    • forms that the soul is prepared. This is why in earlier times the
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    • action. With this must be considered the concept of cause and effect.
    • Originally, instead of the green, there was red, a selfish instinct.
    • three sheaths are engaged. To begin with he perceives red. In this the
    • suffered by everyone who wished to obtain purification. Now the One
    • suffered for all, so that through the world-historic initiation a
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    • are gathered together in the centre of the soul. Without this
    • crystals are ordered from above. When a man is able to raise his
    • metamorphosis of the Earth, man will be the three-membered being that
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    • earth. What takes place on the other planets cannot be discovered
    • In Nature everything is ordered with infinite wisdom, with an
    • gigantic ferns and horsetails, (equisetums). These disappeared. At
    • first the Earth became covered with a layer of peat, the remains of
    • such an accumulation of calcium. They were previously covered by the
    • observed. Remedies discovered in this way always retain their effect,
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    • landscape, then one feels in oneself that one's own life is altered,
    • Maha-para-nirvana plane one acquired another means of perception. When
    • that is to say, in the light, Jehovah appeared to Moses in order to
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    • for instance red or green. In this respect we are receptive beings.
    • produces the colour, for instance red. Through this we recognise the
    • within him. Desire first appeared after he had incorporated other
    • still hovered above what was manifested. From among these huge,
    • beings who for the first time are, as it were, being conjured up as
    • epoch occurred before man began to incarnate, in the last third of the
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    • admirable people, suffered through having come into the Theosophical
    • being mastered by the higher.
    • environment. This however he did through pictures. Thinking hovered
    • do with ordered ranks of beings.
    • other hand the higher trinity was being cherished and fostered. These
    • parts, but to make up for this they had cherished and fostered Atma,
    • entered into Earth-evolution. Previously human beings had themselves
    • new, the true Wisdom, Buddhi, which until that time must be fostered
    • Future evolution must be prepared for. What man already produces from
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    • Orders. The Augustinian teaching of predestination.
    • About 800 years before Christ the sun in spring entered the
    • always slightly changing. Eight hundred years before Christ the sun
    • Cancer. Now already for some hundred of years it rises in the
    • appeared on either side of Jesus. For a moment space and time were
    • present, Moses and Elias, appeared. In direct revelation they had
    • Elias, Moses = the truth, Christ = the life. This appeared here to the
    • a period of about two thousand six hundred years.
    • moment of time when the sun entered the sign of the Ram or Lamb, about
    • thousand six hundred years. About the year 1800 we entered the sign of
    • highest point. It was prepared for in the Middle Ages and has now
    • every two thousand six hundred years, but the experiences he makes as
    • thousand three hundred years elapse between two incarnations as man or
    • as woman, and about two thousand six hundred years between such double
    • Augustine put forward the doctrine of predestination he was entirely
    • not to be taught, the Augustinian doctrine of predestination had to
    • three hundred years had to have such a teaching as was brought by
    • materialistic age has obscured and darkened the spiritual. Through his
    • death Christ becomes the Redeemer of materialism.
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    • assembled itself bit by bit, and then in the Lemurian Age entered into
    • ordered. All forms of illness are errors which find their expression
    • hundred years independent towns had developed in all civilised
    • took hold in the Middle Ages and prepared the way for the
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    • tattered formations are attached to it. The forms and colours are
    • fellow men. The lower levels of the population show much red in the
    • astral body, brownish red, brick red, blood red. Especially with
    • droshky-drivers one can see such a red, indicative of the lower
    • predominant; in their case many bright, luminous clouds of colour
    • heredity dies out. One reckons three generations to a century. The man
    • one can look backwards on one's forefathers as far as two hundred
    • be discovered. It has only existed for a few thousand years, because
    • it is not undifferentiated. It may be compared with the following: If
    • development on the Old Moon. This contained as predisposition what
    • entered into the Lemurian Age. The ever densifying human being
    • the development of the vertebrate animals entered its first stage, and
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    • ordered, extremely complicated automaton, a purely physical apparatus.
    • brain) had been prepared, the ego laid itself in the bed made ready
    • prepared for this in the following way. He came to a Master. If the
    • life around him. At that time however the pupil required hardly any
    • murdered man the blow is changed into a counter blow. Thus from the
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    • far above human beings, has disappeared in the course of the age of
    • the sun in spring entered the constellation of the Ram or Lamb and
    • stands in the constellation of the Fishes. Two thousand, six hundred
    • enters. The Western European territory has been prepared by the Latin
    • in the earthly world, destiny too is prepared by man for himself, and
    • ordered, after man himself will have become a planetary spirit.
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    • electricity had been discovered. There was a time when all this was
    • Everything that is occult has at some time to be discovered. The
    • prepared for Devachan. If he is unable to form such relationships he
    • is unprepared; for just as colour escapes a blind man, so does soul
    • physical plane. For this purpose man is transferred to earthly
    • entered into the physical world as a being who must find his own way.
    • a one-ness for the whole of humanity, like an atmosphere shared in
    • Christianity. Christ had to raise and purify the self-centred ego, so
    • already forms itself as predisposition in the devachanic state. When a
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    • created are still full of the magic of the sacred primaeval language.
    • epoch there appeared those teachers of religion who drew attention to
    • Now comes the third. Before the human being entered into any
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    • himself. To this must be added what he acquired in the time following
    • person approaches this only when he is inspired by art, religion or
    • If therefore we must say: Man appeared on the earth in the middle of
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    • inborn tendencies we call towards us opportunities offered by the
    • reappeared in the entire feeling-world of the human being. Either he
    • cared for in this respect by the founders of religions. A religion is
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    • covered with ice. At that time, the glaciers of the Alps forced their
    • child has the predisposition to a later stage of perfection, whereas
    • lived on that part of the earth which is now covered with the waves of
    • something which differed from later human beings. They still had a
    • connection with beings to whom today access is barred to us, just
    • kind of fiery coloured formation was visible, which streamed out from
    • until the time when Atlantis was covered with the waters of the
    • something quite peculiar would have occurred. He would thereby have
    • wandered over the earth was then really a being folded together. The
    • had acquired the capacity of developing a physical body which then had
    • lower parts of the human astral body, and the other newly acquired
    • newly acquired astral body and head formation, led to the conception
    • There were seven kinds or classes of such forms, all of which differed
    • formation is reminiscent of those which appeared in the Lemurian Age,
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    • mirror picture when compared with the physical plane; for instance the
    • number 563 is there 365. A feeling of hatred also appears as if it
    • coloured phenomena make their appearance. A glimmer begins to light
    • retrograde beings who had fallen behind on the Old Moon had discovered
    • asuric beings already referred to, because they developed Manas too
    • Halfway through the Lemurian Race Kama-Manas appeared on the physical
    • spiritual predecessors stand occultly bound up with the passions and
    • rendered harmless because it is annulled by the Group Souls of the
    • When an animal is tortured, the amount of pain inflicted on it recoils
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    • Yesterday we considered the forms in the astral world brought about by
    • night. It is possible for everyone by immersing himself in inspired
    • person returns most of them have usually disappeared. It may well
    • however in her later teachings she declared was erroneous.
    • hundred years, an Akasha-picture gives the impression of the earlier
    • ceases to do this, he perceives what is stored up in his etheric body.
    • perceives what is stored up in his etheric body. This is what happens
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    • astral plane, on his feeling, and reduced him to tears. This was the
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    • kingdoms. Certain instincts and forces expelled in this way appeared
    • now had outside him, he entered into relationship with these beings,
    • were within him and later he is surrounded by them. Now mirrored
    • the outer world. These mirrored pictures become a new force within him,
    • given him by his surroundings. The mirrored pictures work on his
    • and division. Through the mirrored pictures his astral body divided
    • now a membered organism. The undifferentiated astral mass has become
    • mirrored images of the outer-world, microcosm in the macrocosm.
    • has quickened the mirrored images in us. Now these images can work
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    • appeared once more on the Earth.
    • Then the one part severed itself completely and the two bodies
    • On the Old Moon the predecessors of man again went through a certain
    • able to form this specially favoured species, the Sons of the Sun,
    • severed itself and the Earth emerged out of the Sun. It is at this
    • Hyperborean Race evolved. Gradually the seeds of the Moon-Men appeared
    • developed on the Moon and accordingly he endeavoured to develop
    • themselves. These were the predecessors of present-day man. The Moon
    • birth and death entered into the world. Previously this had not
    • above the earth. Man only appeared later.
    • failed to satisfy the descending Monad; hence they poured only a part
    • suffered an essentially physical degradation. Only in the Atlantean
    • had the Monads all entered into human forms at the right time, human
    • principle of asceticism entered into the world — reluctance to
    • Now there came a Sun Hero, similar to those who appeared in the
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    • That is the redemption of a kingdom. In the Fourth Round man will have
    • redeemed the mineral kingdom, when he will have transformed it by his
    • In the Fifth Round we redeem the plant world, in the Sixth the animal
    • must later redeem them. After the Seventh Round and a Pralaya he will
    • Races, together make up three hundred and forty three conditions of
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    • consciousness that the planetary systems have been discovered. All the
    • Let us think of coloured clouds floating through the world, sounds
    • himself in the Astral Kingdom is a coloured cloud.
    • it is such a coloured cloud, a movement vibrating in itself. If one
    • The tones that resound through space are ordered according to numbers.
    • was ordered according to measure, number, form. It is possible to
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    • evolution. Humanity entered into a dark age. This dark age is called
    • outwardly-working divine powers who poured forth the astral substance,
    • Now the following occurred. When the Second Root-Race of the Fourth
    • appeared physically, but organised in such a way that he could take
    • from the Moon; these appeared of necessity until the time when he
    • entered upon the Earth epoch. If man had simply taken up the Monads
    • one of the other planets. This differed essentially from the astral
    • one who prepared the path of Christ from the middle of the Atlantean
    • Wednesday, Mercredi
    • Friday, Vendredi
    • then the Hydra will be conquered. Blood came into the Earth with the
    • master-builder of Cologne cathedral gathered his impressions into his
    • In the middle of the Lemurian Age the Ego was like a hole bored into
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    • when Old Saturn entered into its first beginning. Nothing of our
    • This creation may be compared with the following: Somebody sees
    • has appeared in the history of religion. The followers of Zarathustra
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    • like blocks of ice, solid objects arose, man separated his membered
    • into him. He had become self-enclosed; thereby he acquired
    • Through the introduction of light into the world man acquired his
    • solid form. Through the introduction of the chemical ether he acquired
    • ether he acquired life. Thus through the eyes he acquired form;
    • can be discovered today; it has been placed into the world. In the
    • then to create light within us, until the world appeared illumined
    • red blood as do also the higher animals. That is to say, from then on
    • same temperature as what surrounds it. With the warm red blood it
    • occurred?
    • appeared within man. Since that time there was the beneficent fire
    • Thinking which is altruistic will develop the predisposition to the
    • In the Sixth Sub-Race the predisposition will be given for the
    • Earth will be covered by a network of egotistic evil. But from a small
    • incredible conservation of what is old. But such Societies as the
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    • feeling engendered would have no special effect upon others in the
    • engendered in the Europeans created spiritual forms. If such an
    • hindered, held back by what the god Mammon brings about. We find two
    • feeling of hatred in the lower classes — an astral life projected
    • by hatred, not resolved by love, then naturally the very worst would
    • now take the fact that on the predecessor of our Earth (the Old Moon)
    • fever. This is the origin of fever. Traditions of this lingered on
    • These processes on the predecessor of our Earth had to be followed by
    • prepared a new life evolves in the body of the Mother Planet. This is
    • that future time the human countenance will appear in transfigured
    • think of the transfigured human countenance that today slumbers like a
    • oxygen appeared on the Earth the Monad had the possibility of
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    • of reproduction this kind of nutrition also appeared. Earlier human
    • faced each other: the one kind, the Sons of the Moon, who bred animals
    • sacred rituals was exclusively water.
    • Root-Race. A certain sacredness was claimed for wine. In this
    • Dionysos). A wine-god even appeared.
    • This had gradually been prepared for in the development of humanity.
    • seven hundred years earlier announced its mission through the
    • was needed which makes sacred what had to come about on the physical
    • Dionysian Cult made its appearance. The human body had to be prepared
    • Christ appeared in the Fourth Sub-Race he pointed to Bread and Wine:
    • prepared. It is being prepared in the West and will come to fruition
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    • America. The Atlanteans can in no way be compared with the human
    • appeared towards the end of the Atlantean Epoch.
    • race. This original Semitic people who, one can say, discovered
    • Think of the faculty which appeared in the later Kabbalistic teaching
    • essential difference when compared with the Persian Race. In Persia
    • This may be compared with the Achilles Saga.
    • Fifth [Fourth] Sub-Race, who had long been prepared in the shelter of the
    • civilisation of the priests was conquered by cunning. It was out of
    • inspired by the Moorish-Arabian science. This gives the same
    • prepared; and then finds here firm ground, embodying itself in a whole
    • range of nations. Everything at that time was permeated and inspired
    • peoples that they encountered on their way. Christianity alone made a
    • solution only after it has been vigorously stirred, so also something
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    • between hereditary factors and the inner spiritual nature.
    • of a line of heredity. He displays the characteristics he has
    • Certain characteristics we can attribute to heredity; on the other
    • substances. As recently as three hundred years ago, scholars believed
    • matter. Francesco Redi, an Italian scientist, was the first to assert
    • the bodily features that link human beings to a hereditary chain? How
    • reincarnation, unite itself with the physical stream of heredity? The
    • every case, one of the four members achieves predominance over the
    • ego predominates, a choleric temperament results. Where the astral
    • body predominates, we find a sanguine temperament. Where the etheric
    • or life-body predominates, we speak of a phlegmatic temperament. And
    • where the physical body predominates, we have to deal with a
    • predominant system is that of the blood. The astral body expresses
    • In the choleric, the ego and the blood system predominate. The
    • whenever the astral body predominates, as, for example, in the
    • them the astral body and nervous system predominate.
    • which regulates growth and metabolism, is predominant. The result is a
    • predominates seek to triumph over all obstacles, to make their
    • In the sanguine the nervous system and astral body predominate. The
    • child's interest in them will intensify; then they may be restored. In
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    • self-contradiction referred to above. Therefore in speaking of
    • make it clear that man is not a single-membered but a many-membered
    • Of the animal we say that an astral body is membered in the physical
    • spiritual which are also to be discovered in the whole range of
    • his own intelligence rendered him capable of producing paper! Think
    • ignored. For the question cannot be whether the animal is or is not
    • which makes it obvious that they lie in the line of heredity, they
    • proof that it could have been acquired only after cultivation. The
    • that something which lies in the line of heredity can emerge only
    • that they belong to heredity. Take the hermit crab as an example.
    • spiritual activity of creation — which is anchored in the
    • evidence that the spirit has spent itself, has poured itself out, in
    • spirit has poured itself into its organization. The creative activity
    • of the spirit has poured itself into its organization. The creative
    • activity of the spirit in its organs is mirrored in the soul life and
    • bestowed upon him by heredity and cannot be passed on by the man
    • acquired the power to reproduce his kind, the development of the
    • the faculties upon which hereditary transmission depends. Therefore
    • originated in the etheric body and can be transmitted by heredity.
    • have nothing to do with heredity, and which cannot be transmitted by
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    • and development — we referred to the fact that we discover how
    • to us as predetermined by its whole structure and the whole
    • implanted into, and bound up with, what is hereditary in its species.
    • hereditary the animal comes into existence with the predisposition
    • soul is, as it were, the spirit that has entered reality. An
    • animal life, for animal existence, come to it through heredity. And
    • looked for in the line of heredity any more than, let us say, the
    • acquired through something within him; whereas in the case of the
    • hereditary activities, are taken up by man from the environment, just
    • something that the animal is spared. This is done by the human being
    • organization there lies a predetermined balance, to human beings the
    • laid down for the animal through the predetermined organization
    • more to where the inner being of man may be found poured into the
    • appears rather as poured into the soul-nature and intensified. What
    • offered by its general organization for an understanding of
    • the spirit is poured into form; we therefore see in the animal
    • poured out as if in the unconscious, the soul that flows over the
    • convey in his speech what has just been referred to, and not merely
    • from the beginning it acquired its form through Nature's
    • discovered for mankind the physical laws of mechanics.
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    • through which they had passed, they had entered into a definite
    • ordered their lives in accordance with the utterances of these
    • their development when, gazing upon the rising sun, they entered into
    • description was, however, written more than a hundred years ago, and
    • poetic mood entered into human evolution, and how this poetic feeling
    • breast in the morning red,” are not unconnected with the secrets
    • prepared themselves in a definite way, were able, just at this moment
    • of sunrise, to put their most solemn and sacred questions to the
    • so the old initiates poured out into cosmic distances the riddles
    • science; they entered into a mood in which they said: “We have
    • for knowledge of the most sacred riddles of the universe. We are no
    • A modern philosopher would hardly be prepared to wait as long as
    • has rendered up to the world outside rises up within him in the form
    • I had experienced in connection with it entered profoundly into my
    • flow unhindered into cosmic space.
    • prepared for them in the stream of physical heredity. It will not be
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    • to what I shall say in the present lecture, it must be remembered that
    • spirit-and-soul prepared during the Earth-evolution of humanity. In
    • Earth to the spirit-and-soul contained in it. And this was prepared by
    • form of expression for what happens spiritually, was thus prepared by
    • What must in this way be stated as a fact was discovered, as I said in
    • from Mercury. And to Saturn they addressed questions to be answered by
    • If it was desired to address questions Jupiter, even the declamation
    • how to interpret. If they allowed themselves to be inspired by Venus
    • allowed themselves to be inspired by Mercury. These signs were
    • infinitely varied. They meant nothing at all unless a man was inspired
    • by Mercury. If he was inspired by Mercury, he knew: This or that event
    • historical processes, acquired definite content; they could as it were
    • for the deeds of men were engendered.
    • cosmological studies they had discovered that the Venus-forces enable
    • themselves: What kind of medicament must be administered? When a man
    • control — the initiates realised that copper must be administered
    • to that of the Venus-forces, they discovered that the nature of the
    • that mercury or quicksilver must be administered. In this way they
    • administered. To prevent the Mars-forces and Moon-forces from flowing
    • remedial effect of aurum was discovered; its effect is to bring
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    • when the methods referred to in anthroposophical literature are
    • earthly existence but not answered there, because thinking can take
    • questions can be answered only when, outside this physical existence,
    • considered from the standpoint of Earth-evolution. I explained the way
    • cultivated in the ancient Mysteries, through an inspired, dreamlike
    • moment all the detailed matters referred to yesterday also reveal to
    • understood by means of the faculties acquired only on the Earth; it
    • to arise, to take shape, to be engendered.
    • unconscious understanding he acquired during his life on earth.
    • latter experiences, which are acquired during the second half of the
    • the man bears them into the organism he receives through heredity. You
    • into physical existence. Compared with the men of today these primeval
    • he is now obliged to rely upon the experiences offered by earthly
    • to act out of freedom must be, and is, acquired during earthly
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    • that the slaty element within the earth was being prepared. At that
    • the result of his former earthly lives, has acquired a predisposition
    • existence is so ordered as not to go to extremes. Indeed, if one-sided
    • will then have to go into details and find out how the required
    • the spirit-and-soul element in the cosmos. This too must be discovered
    • we rediscover things we cannot learn from tradition. Only when we can
    • proceed to rediscover them, we also feel a true reverence for what was
    • these rediscoveries and the Mystery of Golgotha.* For this, I
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    • Anthroposophical Movement by our revered friend Edouard Schuré with
    • which these things entered our souls. So that we might say that if we
    • comprehensible to me in human affairs that transpired then that I need
    • compared with Caesar or with those who lived in Caesar's day.”
    • and mastered. When you open a history book, you will find that the
    • earnest way is under an obligation of a sacred, serious kind to carry
    • all that he is prepared to bring as his own offering. Here, perhaps, I
    • two lectures with the remark, “A movement with such inspired
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    • the darkness of life. Then, having considered the life of man from the
    • that have been prepared for their present external culture by what the
    • mysteries of Greece, to which we referred from a quite different
    • compared to a piece of ice floating in water — the water
    • connected with it is the physical brain, and if this brain is tired
    • tired. It would be able to gather up thought images to all eternity,
    • compared with the earlier. If we are clear how in the course of
    • has entered human evolution. As soon as there is any preference for a
    • perceive the predominance of one part of the contents of initiation
    • never concerned himself about him. I know people who have entered
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    • worlds are entered, and one gains the power of perceiving, observing,
    • that we have worked upon and acquired in the ordinary physical world
    • might be compared to the natural order, to the natural processes of
    • must be acquired if expressions of the sense world are to be used of
    • acquired in the life of the senses, must be called beautiful, perhaps
    • sense world, ugly for beautiful, red for green, white for black, and
    • worlds must be acquired by experience. We must acquire them gradually,
    • must be acquired if we are to find our bearings in the super-sensible
    • entered by crossing the boundary of sensory life, but if it be entered
    • acquired in the sense world are applied there, they are of no use and
    • living way. Ideas acquired in the life of the senses cannot be used at
    • having acquired the capacity for crossing the boundary of which we
    • everything I have experienced, learned or acquired in my various
    • meeting a fair-haired man, that “he has fair hair.” There
    • have naturally acquired faults, but I must get back again to my
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    • considered what man knows of himself in waking life between birth and
    • have a similar process, a process to be compared with this, although
    • memory. The important thing is to have sufficiently prepared
    • not prepared in the proper way we shall not have the power of
    • things that should be remembered — many things indeed in our life
    • acquired by initiation because, when he lays aside the body, he
    • accomplishing the first steps of initiation will be spared the
    • observes the good advice offered him, can remain externally the same
    • one, but that it may only be entered to a certain degree. It will only
    • acquired of seeing some fact or being of the etheric world —
    • prepared that you see this one being, or perhaps also a second being.
    • world. Once the eyes are prepared for the physical world, they see all
    • that it is possible to see; if the ears are prepared, they hear
    • being, or it can wait until it is prepared for seeing other beings.
    • whether one is able to wait, whether one has acquired sufficient moral
    • nothing can be compared that has to do with the soul in the ordinary
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    • something as it were poured out into the world to which you have now
    • into your newly acquired moral atmosphere.
    • within the world in which all is being, must, as compared with
    • can in no way be compared with this kind of observation. It would be
    • one with them, so that your whole being is poured out into the sphere
    • through this consciously, you cannot but have a poured out feeling
    • possible that this particular mood poured out over the soul during
    • which one can form this concept, that such a mood is poured out as an
    • world, you feel yourself poured out into it. At first you do not
    • poured out over the whole world. You have indeed the feeling that it
    • beg you to look upon this feeling I have just pictured as an
    • concentrated in time; I do not wish to be poured out into
    • existence, eternity is rendered temporal. It must therefore be said,
    • existence has acquired meaning. Do you think it unnatural that when he
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    • it from the other worlds. All this must be carefully considered if we
    • appeared recently, has an important task, and I take this opportunity
    • tragedy! He would like to change all that has ever appeared in the
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    • to grasp all that he is offered. In the life of the senses it is quite
    • “However incredible these things at first appear, it is just this
    • appeared that, as the steps are taken toward initiation, it becomes
    • attain — not merely to try to do so — considered
    • investigation with hatred and aversion even as today? Were there not
    • themselves of every possible method that hatred, ignorance and
    • really to be considered, things that have to be effectively pointed
    • predecessors.” Even anthroposophists have sometimes asked this!
    • compared with what will actually come to the soul of man, straight
    • its super-sensible beings, it appears as a certain hatred, a state of
    • sincerity what is offered here in the external world by the spiritual
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    • though inward can be shared with others, but two Wills cannot unite
    • rose is red when we have one directly in front of us, but that we are
    • able to carry the red of the rose with us, to preserve as it were,
    • what we do, as compared with what we might do, or in what it is
    • thing compared with this great world. When the clairvoyant
    • longer provides us with thoughts, but one feels as if poured out into
    • expressed when we say to ourselves, Thou art now poured out into the
    • inner activity out there, outside the body, which may be compared to
    • the place where the accident occurred. The cosmic order has
    • around which all is ordered. If we look back on that which is now no
    • namely how in man are gathered
    • divine Cosmos. Our consciousness is fired by this and waxing stronger
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    • considered from various sides. There is another way of leaving the
    • of memory in the human soul cannot be considered as directly
    • physical substance through heredity. Returning rapidly through our
    • before we entered into this incarnation. This is the other way of
    • inspired men to a higher life have always existed. In the future,
    • which may be compared to religious life on earth? We have already
    • because his soul may disregard the spirit as compared to the body;
    • Spiritual Forces have worked on thee, they have entered ever more and
    • have so far acquired in life. The strength given us by the Gods is
    • all that thou has acquired!’ Lucifer tries by every means to
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    • sensation of red. But I see that this red which is in his
    • something which in so far as it has entered within his skin and the
    • otherwise would be transparent, is rendered opaque. I might say that
    • entered with a certain life-giving power. Because they entered in
    • the pictures from the spirit-worlds appeared to them, ‘The Gods
    • Godhead, restored to man the power whereby he was conscious of God —
    • restored the consciousness which the previously mentioned Divine
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    • say that the less wisdom we have acquired on the physical plane, the
    • through heredity from father and mother. Thus we have to lose wisdom
    • often costs to gather together the literature required to clear up
    • way described and it is in his karma that he may be cured. Naturally,
    • it may be in his karma that the disease cannot be cured; but, when
    • it must run a certain course in a fatalistic sense, it can be cured
    • or it cannot be cured. Now, anyone who has earnestly taken up
    • answered. We have developed too slowly with respect to what we ought
    • is becoming less and less frequent, we still find in unexplored
    • be answered in a manner adapted to our present age. In the age when
    • They think to reach Divinity with ideas gathered from the physical
    • Thus from the ordered processes
    • Christ! An active up-rousing of the impulse for truth is required in
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    • acquired in the previous lectures. As we can only deal briefly with
    • shining, reddish — like a fiery star. And from it streams forth
    • poured thyself, it rays back to thee thy own life between birth and
    • be that a person can scarcely keep awake one night without tiredness
    • without becoming tired; but the length of time he needs to finish
    • have carried beyond death as a plus quantity as compared with what we
    • had as a minus quantity when at birth we entered into earthly life.
    • such a way as if it would not remain as it appeared during the
    • future and disappeared in those future ages.
    • we know: During physical life thou didst think, thy thoughts appeared
    • suffered more, we still could have developed more impulses of the
    • us on the waves of will. Our own being which is poured out into the
    • I have endeavoured to describe as the Midnight of the
    • Christ having entered into the earth aura, remains connected with
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    • the spirit-world. Pain suffered on the physical plane gives spirit
    • previous incarnation. Communication from living to dead is barred if
    • hereditary attributes we shall need. The normal time for this is when
    • earth may be repaired; otherwise, when we have gone through death
    • possessed by these elemental beings and are inspired with
    • suffered through our self-protection. They might go beyond what was
    • to explain it. I also referred there to the case where a person meets
    • world are considered from the spiritual side, and a time will come
    • gathered together simply through advertisement. Something happens
    • circumstances, it still happens that these scattered seeds come to
    • suit when someone ordered it. The need then determined the numbers to
    • now produced for the market regardless of the amount required, not
    • parents in respect of whom he feels that they give him the hereditary
    • entered most deeply into solitude, then it is that the Spirit, which
    • from our earthly life. If the Christ-impulse had not entered the
    • earth, an interruption would have occurred, a break, in the middle of
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    • we have acquired it from Spiritual Science, to establish a right
    • reduced everything spiritual to an ideology! Think how far removed a
    • that human aims may be inspired with divine energies.
    • figured in our lives as parents, brothers and sisters, friends,
    • prepared to some extent through acquaintance with its other branches,
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    • been the great tendency of the last four hundred years. And to-day,
    • mirrored image, to super-sensible spiritual life before birth, so does
    • organism be itself “three-membered,” if it is to serve as
    • entered into earth-evolution through the Mystery of Golgotha, the
    • rediscover it, if we are to be Christians in the true sense, able to
    • draw near to the Christ. And this rediscovery of our human nature
    • life of older people so sharply severed from the life of the young as
    • earth. Something further is required — idealism must spring
    • and enthusiasm of youth, but one that is nurtured, gained by one's
    • once more — it is something acquired during the life between
    • from anything encountered in the course of an ordinary life which
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    • sooner will the social organism be restored to health. What must be
    • encountered the distinction between a rose, growing on its stem, and
    • men cannot do without — as something required by social life.
    • they may create a counterpart of the antipathies which have lingered
    • membered into these three realms, for the three realms are related in
    • is not to be drowsily ignored.
    • can be established from the documents — declared times without
    • number: Under present conditions, peace in Europe is assured for a
    • in talk about how men are to be blessed or redeemed, but penetrates
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    • by their own researches — a kind of “reductio ad
    • is to some extent, this kind of scientific outlook was predominant in
    • entities and facts of Nature reduced to all these rigid concepts of
    • species, family and genus; what he desired was to observe the gradual
    • three to which I have referred is again a thing we do before we come
    • I have pictured to myself in thought will really happen. So then it
    • Parallelogram of Movements. It must be measured and ascertained
    • thus centred and concentrated a “potential” or
    • completely sundered, and so would all my calculation. Here in effect
    • be referred exclusively to centric forces. In Nature there is no such
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    • kindred colours — orange and reddish. At the other pole is what
    • we may describe as blue and kindred colours — indigo and violet
    • therefore. Below, you see the edge is reddish-yellow.
    • we measured it we should find it is not an exact circle. It is drawn
    • appears violet, blue, green, yellow and red, Indeed, if we made a
    • unimpaired, but into it the darkening, the dimming effect is sent
    • into it of the darkening effect that is poured into this shining
    • darkening — the light predominates. The consequences of this
    • downward region the red or yellow colours. So therefore we may say:
    • arise where dark and light work together. This is what I desired to
    • both, in both cases, but in the one case the ingredients work
    • ingredients can interpenetrate each other and still be independent.
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    • dark — i.e. the unimpaired brightness and on the other hand the
    • red, orange, yellow, green, blue — light blue and dark blue,
    • seven colours at all, only a reddish colour at the lower edge,
    • when by reducing the circle in size we get a continuous sequence of
    • Moreover I shall always find a red edge outside, — in this
    • Where I should otherwise merely get the image extending from red to
    • violet, I now get the outer edges red, with violet in the middle and
    • arise — coloured at the edges, coloured in the middle too, and
    • to begin with, considerably reduced in size. What then has taken
    • colours both at the upper and at the lower edge, and red in the
    • mean measured. I now only refer to the main principle. To what can
    • IIIe), the object would be correspondingly lowered, since I
    • we shall try gradually to discover how the many-coloured world
    • violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. First look at it
    • the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. We
    • seen the red at a particular place, the quick rotation brings the
    • orange there and then the yellow, and so on. The red itself is there
    • before the impression of the red has vanished. For the eye, the seven
    • Bring a coloured top into quick enough rotation: the seven colours,
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    • light colours, i.e. in the direction of the red and yellowish tones.
    • yellowish or yellow-red (
    • Blue or violet (bluish-red) tones of colour will appear (
    • of colours, from violet to red; we caught it on a screen. I made a
    • yellow-red colours.
    • coloured.
    • yellowish-red — in a word, yellow and red, — as in fact
    • you do. Likewise the red colour below is proof that here is a region
    • blue or bluish-red. You need but express the primal phenomenon,
    • encountered by what you would be seeing in the other instance. Here
    • light appears reddish. At the bottom edge you have a region that is
    • now they line up in formation. I have then dismembered the white
    • smallest are the violet, the largest are the red. So then the large
    • giving rise in us to the phenomenon of red, etc., — this will
    • spectrum extending from violet to red — engendered directly by
    • it is in the yellow. Here will be red, orange, yellow, you will
    • again from yellow to red — is stunted. We seem to get a very
    • selfless enough to let the kindred yellow light arising here it would
    • prism, it appears to me in such a way that I get a spectrum: red,
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    • red to violet, to say no more. Suppose for example we make a spectrum
    • see the violet on the one side, the reddish-yellow on the other. In
    • (all of which are somehow coloured in the last resort), the point
    • will be explained how it comes about that they appear coloured at
    • body looks red, another blue, and so on. It is no doubt simplest to
    • gathering of all the colours — falls on a body that looks red,
    • throwing back the red. With like simplicity we can explain why
    • namely the way we see what we call “coloured bodies”
    • exposed this to the light, a strange phenomenon occurred. After
    • coloured light. The Bologna stone had acquired a relation to the
    • chlorophyll shines back with a red or reddish light, just as the
    • instance, shines with a reddish light so long as it is exposed to
    • coloured light, — a property the chlorophyll does not retain.
    • coloured so long as we illumine it. The second is Phosphorescence: we
    • cause a body to remain coloured still for a certain time after
    • Colouredness-of-bodies.
    • have sundered space and time; yet the space in question is not there
    • time. The space and time, compared to this real thing which we denote
    • also have the phenomenon of colour in the form of a coloured surface.
    • be appearing to you as a coloured body, a red body for example. We
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    • the light went on its way without being hindered by a denser medium,
    • light, bordered on one side or other by darkness. And if the lighter
    • all things have thus been blurred. Our scientists have lost the
    • however, other phenomena have been discovered. Thus we can make a
    • Kirchhoff was rather shattered and more or less admitted: It will be
    • vibrating of the air when we perceive sounds — was transferred
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    • coloured shadows, as they are called.
    • arises where the light from the right-hand source is covered.
    • coloured glass, so that this one of the lights is now coloured
    • — the one which I am darkening to red — this shadow on
    • background does when you look sharply for example at a small red
    • the white. You then see green where you formerly saw red, though
    • green surface as an after-image in time of the red which you were
    • seeing just before, when you exposed your eye to the red surface
    • source of light to red, you see the shadow green. What was mere
    • source of light to green, — the shadow becomes red. And when
    • therefore I mention it once more. Say in a room you have a red
    • apertures of which the red of the cushion shines through. You look
    • at the red rhombic pattern and then look away to the white. On the
    • familiar with this phenomenon, and also knew that of the coloured
    • red. I am not really seeing the white screen; what I see is a
    • reddish-shining colour. In fact I see the screen more or less red.
    • screen as a whole now has a reddish colour.
    • if I engendered red by means of green, it would stay red. Goethe in
    • researches to show the real nature of coloured shadows.]
    • different way. We note that by darkening the light with red the
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    • interpreted as the speed of propagation of sound. If a gun is fired
    • have gradually discovered what kind of movement it is. It takes
    • arithmetical (able to be numbered and calculated), nor can they be
    • side, whereas in truth the ear can only be compared to the part of
    • Here, in a higher realm, an activity which can only be compared to
    • be compared to the vacuum inside the globe, and what then grows
    • audible can only be compared to what penetrates from the
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    • they discovered, in addition to this “frictional
    • had discovered something of very great significance. He had found
    • had discovered what Volta, a little later, was able to describe
    • Julius Robert Mayer, the brilliant Heilbronn doctor had discovered.
    • of some genius, discovered the so-called electric waves —
    • might already have been gathered from the existence of induction
    • cylinder of light is reflected, this is then gathered up again by a
    • through air of very high dilution. High tension is engendered in
    • discharges; the coloured line which you are seeing is the path
    • phenomena which thus appeared in tubes containing highly attenuated
    • radiations (or what appeared as such) from the negative electric
    • most interesting things was discovered in the 1890's by Roentgen
    • these researches it was presently discovered that there are bodies
    • you how at the outset of these lectures we endeavoured in a purely
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    • not emerged, Physics has suffered no less a loss than the concept
    • radiation emerged. The first to be discovered were the so-called
    • telling you how in the further study of these things it appeared
    • chiefly suffered from the fact that the inner activity, with which
    • fair example — have been pervaded, it will assuredly be of
    • Konigsberg and all their kindred. How much will be to do in this
    • effective. At the beginning of the War we suffered greatly because
    • Physics, they will be better prepared to learn anew in other fields
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    • this world has been magically conjured up before him as delusion, or
    • outside himself, poured out into the new world which fills the
    • decide whether what the mystic feels as compared with the ordinary
    • us to be aware of the barriers referred to very much more
    • obliterated. Man has not only poured his Ego into the world, but he
    • has also surrendered his consciousness to this world. What remains
    • ecstasy, we have surrendered the Ego, and further — this is the
    • manifestations. This is our astral body; it is poured out into the
    • surrendered, and a second member as well, which in ecstasy is not
    • surrendered: the astral body.
    • While he is asleep man is given over to the Macrocosm, poured out into
    • Let us picture the Ego of man as a drop of coloured liquid. Assuming
    • Macrocosm, the Ego is lost. It is still there, only being outpoured in
    • evening. In the evening we are tired, our forces are exhausted and
    • which have been gathered during sleep. When with his Ego and astral
    • ‘Hands off!’ Everything would go wrong if they interfered
    • consisting of astral body and Ego — which at night is poured out
    • sense-impressions. We perceive the red of the rose; delight in the
    • rose is an inner experience; perception of the red colour is an outer
    • poured into the Macrocosm, and on waking we dive down into the
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    • people, however, the first influence predominates; most of their sleep
    • far the greater number of people these two states are so predominant
    • other two influences predominate, is called the Consciousness or
    • So far, however, we have considered only one aspect of man's life of
    • inwardly as a result of the impressions made upon us by the red,
    • Mind-Soul. Compared with the Sentient Soul it has rather more
    • inner processes are being pictured in the soul. — Such is the
    • planetary system from elementary astronomy can be compared, as regards
    • this can be compared with the fact that the forces of dark Saturn have
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 3: The Inner Path Followed by the Mystic. Experience of the Cycle of the Year.
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    • of the lecture was to introduce concepts that will be required in our
    • endure it; he needs to be prepared for the experience. Mystical
    • What would happen to a man who were to descend unprepared into his own
    • power that it would seem to be diffused over everything encountered in
    • compared with what he is as a being of soul. It is also possible to
    • And the soul's imperfection compared with the perfect structure of the
    • mastered it. It must be experienced, and only one who
    • waking. This Power is the first spiritual Being encountered by one who
    • of the crescendo of hope to exultation shared with Nature. The
    • may be compared with the circulation of the blood in the human body.
    • if, while still unprepared, he were to confront the phenomena of the
    • labyrinth. Only when the soul has prepared itself through ideas and
    • culture made it possible, in a different way, for one who ventured
    • unprepared into the spiritual world of the Macrocosm.
    • referred to, if, in short, he achieves real self-development, he
    • unprepared, he would be filled with fear and despair.
    • that can be acquired by man but it does not yet become insight into
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    • those we have acquired as the result of our daily activity. Our life
    • acquired has produced a change even in his features; the development
    • can be compared with something very great; also that the individual
    • capacities which the soul may possess are very slight compared with
    • itself akin. The knowledge acquired on descending into the physical
    • to myself, if I had not been outpoured in the spiritual world, and if
    • can develop in our lives are trifling compared with the powers of
    • who have acquired these three basic forces but that without our
    • membered into the Will of Cosmic Worlds.
    • truth our soul is paltry as compared with what there is in the
    • Even though today my soul is paltry as compared with the great Cosmic
    • experience as a reality. It cannot be compared with what is felt in
    • give, and become able to pour out forces such as are poured
    • were macrocosmic forces, stored up by great spiritual Beings. So it
    • Thinking — all this is impaired by our sins of omission in
    • say to ourselves: By everything you have left undone you are fettered
    • through which we are fettered to the Earth, and we see cosmic
    • force arises through the astral experience being mirrored in the
    • but nothing is altered by the fact that they do not see it! The one
    • important to have acquired the faculty of grasping the true values of
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    • one who has acquired some knowledge of what is contained in the book
    • one in particular, where all trace of heredity would vanish. The
    • transmitted, through heredity, to the pupil himself. It was revealed
    • impossible to make real progress as long as there remains any shred of
    • himself in the physical body except by feeling that he has entered it
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    • encountered on this path by anyone who attempted to tread it without a
    • Ego-consciousness of the candidate for Initiation was reduced, to
    • considerable reduction, for it can be said, broadly speaking, that
    • in sleep is reduced to about one-third. But in the ancient Mysteries
    • reduced to a quarter of a third (that is, to one-twelfth), so that
    • strength of human egoism; for even when Ego-consciousness was reduced
    • Ecstasy, therefore, can by no means be considered a desirable way of
    • reason for this will be evident when it is remembered that the main
    • prepared in the following way. —
    • were revealed to him. What the others were able to impart poured into
    • had poured into him — a conscious ascent into the Macrocosm.
    • experience is connected with a certain feeling of being tortured by
    • conjectured material phenomena — such as atoms and the like. For
    • prepared before forces were poured into him by the helpers of the
    • tests whereby the candidate acquired a stronger moral power of
    • — were considered particularly valuable.
    • to be so strengthened that he was duly prepared when beings confronted
    • air, water, earth, must also be considered. On Old Saturn, everything
    • of Spirit — the world entered when there has been an actual
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    • world. This was referred to yesterday in connection especially with
    • not physical fire but something that can be compared with inner warmth
    • shattered and has a detrimental effect even on the body. Many
    • them. If a human soul were led unprepared to these islands it would be
    • qualities you have already acquired for the conquest of obstacles.
    • Anyone who has prepared himself in such a way has a very definite
    • which, gathered together from all the four elements, confronts him in
    • which cannot be entered in the right way without passing that mighty
    • denies us entrance unless we take this sacred vow: Knowing well how
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 8: Mirror-images of the Macrocosm in Man. Rosicrucian Symbols.
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    • boundaries of the skin but that it has poured into the worlds of which
    • Ego has poured into the cosmic expanse; hence the entry into the body
    • of the whole nervous system. Our nerves are ordered according to the
    • know of the Elementary World? As much as is mirrored for him by the
    • Of what should we have to be capable if we desired to see more than
    • passions of man. With his red blood man exists as a being who, in
    • nature has won the victory over the lower, when his red blood has
    • become as chaste as the sap of the plant when it reddens in the rose.
    • And so the red rose can be for us a symbol of what man's blood will
    • be overcome. The red rose can be for us a symbol of the purified red
    • Rose-Cross? Do red roses ever grow on dead wood? — But the whole
    • the next stage, as soon as the man has acquired a certain skill in
    • Consciousness does not cease but seethes and eddies, stirred by our
    • Imaginative and Inspired Knowledge into the World of Spirit into which
    • not to enter it unprepared but fully prepared, seeing it before him as
    • world immediately above our own; and we feel that we have membered
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    • the organs of higher perception referred to yesterday as the
    • There are not many things in everyday life that may be compared with
    • life that may be compared with those of the spiritual investigator
    • their most sacred treasures. Because they were born, let us say, in
    • why there is so much criticism today of creeds and of sacred
    • or has been acquired through education. A second factor is what is
    • be acquired and in ordinary life is present only to a very small
    • needle or if very hot water is poured over their heads. But how many
    • also to be encountered in physical life gives him gladness and joy.
    • what he himself, with a higher grade of consciousness, had prepared.
    • through the thinking of the heart we have acquired a strong enough
    • confusion is cleared up if our attention is duly directed to it. We
    • I myself have endeavoured to portray Nietzsche as he must be portrayed
    • reality, just as the red of the rose is the expression of a material
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    • on be irradiated by what man has acquired through the logic of the
    • that to what has been acquired at an earlier stage something new is
    • the present. But you were there when the recorded event occurred and
    • just referred to. For if one tries to draw some line in physical
    • of soul just referred to — the faculty of memory. The goal before anyone
    • ordinary memory is, at first, impaired. Anyone who knows this will not
    • suffered a kind of obscuration of the memory and having then acquired
    • something similar to what will have to be acquired in the future when
    • logic of the heart arises in a new form. Thus we are not only referred
    • concepts was a faculty acquired much later; he had only the logic of
    • earlier stages of evolution. All these things are explored in order
    • referred to an earlier state, because it resembles one which man must
    • way than they actually are. Imagine the Earth only slightly altered
    • single thing must be explored in the way that is appropriate to it. In
    • although we need not be as impolite as the man who answered those who
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    • present not only faculties and powers which have been acquired through
    • etheric bodies bad to be prepared by cosmic Powers and Beings without
    • alive because the warming power of the Sun that was outpoured during
    • exist at all, man needs the Sun that is stored up and concentrated in
    • incarnation of the Earth in which man is found to be prefigured in his
    • warmth must be acquired. We cannot even imagine our present fire or
    • altered and transformed. Today, fire is burning gas or some other
    • is red hot. But during the age of Old Saturn there was nothing solid
    • of the Earth. Man is an individuality centred in the Ego and it is
    • investigator as an organ through which man is membered into a
    • we feel inwardly akin? The world is so dismembered today! There are
    • In the measure in which these ideals spread, we shall find kindred
    • do to what we hold sacred.
    • We have endeavoured to bring together, at times from far-off regions,
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    • the last two, three, four hundred years. In earlier times when
    • We could take hundreds of scientists and thinkers to
    • own sphere, what predicament serious scientists are in
    • Hertwig's influential book we have just referred to, we cannot
    • referred to here in Stuttgart, and which he gave before an
    • find just as little satisfaction there. What is offered is, on
    • digestion” as compared to
    • for knowledge speak of hundreds of such border-points occurring
    • we have acquired through our thinking and research into the
    • the kind of concepts and ideas acquired in studying the sense
    • super-sensible with the concepts he has acquired from the
    • of the ideas and concepts acquired through the life of
    • concepts acquired through living in the sense-world, where we
    • falter, this ability has to be acquired by the scientist of
    • we know are not remembered, but arise out of the body. We do
    • acquired according to our images of the sense world, that
    • experiencing this, which can in no way be compared to
    • the spirit, which we have discovered, orders the sequence of
    • the outer sense world are ordered according to the physical
    • acquired in inner strength by means of true
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    • means of scientific observation. Having acquired this
    • human destiny, which will be considered from the viewpoint of
    • transferred to the spiritual world. And I also pointed out that
    • different when compared with real spiritual experiences. The
    • images, for they can be remembered.
    • experience if it could not be remembered
    • spirit. If we speak about what has been discovered by the
    • of spirit is not only considered to be difficult to understand,
    • transformed in the soul. We dream, for example, of a red hot
    • compared with anything else. And if something cannot be
    • compared with anything else, if it is not possible to
    • that the scientist of spirit has prepared his soul
    • acquired from the moment of sleeping to awaking, are
    • into the body. What the soul upon waking has acquired since the
    • hundred or a thousand different ways, because the
    • nor anyone else. It appeared at first to be nothing but a
    • unconscious is a predominance of the animal functions over the
    • sum total of these chances. What we have suffered, the things
    • has always been divined and desired in both universal and quite
    • presentiment which must have appeared before him when he
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    • questions to be answered about social life, about the way in
    • volume of Shakespeare anew as compared with his treatment of it
    • forefathers filled their souls hundreds or thousands of
    • Now our forefathers of hundreds or thousands of years ago
    • When they entered on the path which leads to super-sensible
    • sufficiently prepared. The leaders of the old schools of
    • prepared through a certain training of the will. We can show
    • so. We say: we have the heliocentric outlook as compared
    • childish when compared to the heliocentric system. But if
    • who had first been prepared by the leaders of the schools of
    • changed during the course of hundreds and thousands of years.
    • such souls acquired super-sensible knowledge without
    • fearlessness and several other qualities were what prepared the
    • We are at the point which they feared, and for which they had
    • could enter only after being prepared. Even the most
    • and mother in the line of physical heredity, but we also come
    • knowledge which has been acquired through super-sensible
    • experience something which may be compared to the age of the
    • entered the world a few centuries ago. Today the Science of the
    • People will be prepared to admit that the faculty of
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  • Title: Lecture: Occult Science and Occult Development
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    • impressions may come to a seer who has prepared himself patiently for
    • acquired by means of the senses, which needs the organ of the
    • science, all knowledge pertaining to experiences acquired through the
    • acquired by man — impressions which are eternal — and
    • of Spiritual Science. Admittedly, occult truths can be discovered
    • only by the seer, but when they have been discovered, and expressed
    • courage. Therefore we may say that occult science must be explored by
    • curiosity, he will have an experience that may be compared with a
    • philosophy of Herbert Spencer. It is Ahriman who has inspired souls
    • mankind only when a physical organ through which it can be acquired
    • have not prepared themselves in such a way as to be able to remember
    • referred to above. For a long time to come it will still be possible
    • membered into the spiritual life of mankind. Anthroposophy is an
    • time, as the organ referred to above has not yet developed in the
    • ‘Wisdom radiates in the Light’, and we feel inspired through
    • that all kindred theories and teachings must finally unite in
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    • the Anthroposophical Movement we have endeavoured to describe the
    • that it occurred in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch, in the
    • enters the super-sensible worlds, although it can still be considered
    • books I have often referred to it — that in Jehovah the Christ
    • it is desired to make a comparison between Jehovah and Christ it is well
    • ancient Hebrews endeavoured to find a way out of this difficulty. In spite
    • And if we investigate the last five hundred years before the
    • was given through Michael. This revelation can be discovered in
    • the period which preceded the Mystery of Golgotha by almost five hundred
    • culture bore the stamp of Michael. Through his power he poured into
    • to occult knowledge we have again, within the last few decades, entered
    • an epoch inspired by the same Being who inspired the Age during which
    • more laws will be discovered through the use of the senses, but the
    • time of the Mystery of Golgotha, He entered into the very process of
    • Golgotha because there is no standard with which it can be compared.
    • inspired mankind for several centuries, for almost five hundred years before
    • companions among the Archangels men were inspired in such a way that
    • the various Christian teachings. Much in these teachings was inspired
    • by the companions of Michael; the teachings were not inspired by
    • as the reflection of Christ, five hundred years before the Mystery of
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  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture I
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    • or another direction. Such indications as will be offered in my
    • of feeling and thinking among those gathered together here in the
    • the scientific mode of thinking entered mankind's development.
    • as a boy, but this was tempered by an extraordinary gift for
    • community of the Brethren of the Common Life, persons were gathered
    • dwells a common element that need only be discovered to create peace
    • a man who was declared a heretic by
    • speak later on. When Thomas Aquinas, for example, peered into the
    • and his predecessors sought the essential ego not in
    • cannot be expressed in words. Man is rendered dumb when he has
    • later on, but he dared not try to grasp with mathematics what
    • appeared to him in the manner he described in his Docta
    • dared to approach only with symbolic formulas what was no longer
    • further and further in perspective, had disappeared from European
    • the outer sense world. In 1440 the Docta Ignorantia appeared
    • fructifications that occurred at that time in human soul life and the
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    • own time, the most profound thinkers had been reduced to the
    • times, we can say: The spirit was considered the world-embracing
    • the soul was referred to as the “messenger.”
    • times, we can say: The spirit was considered the world-embracing
    • the soul was referred to as the “messenger.”
    • still lived in the mysteries. The man I referred to above heard about
    • gathered that once upon a time men had indeed been able to hear the
    • no longer appeared as the image of spirit. To recognize it as such an
    • pictured as a complex of forces, no longer as a reproduction, an
    • pictured everywhere. Whereas formerly, nature in all its aspects had
    • appeared a chasm between body and soul that had not been present at
    • abstraction. The soul that formerly appeared to itself as something
    • have been the divine world to him and declared that man with his
    • retain something of what appeared thus to him as the spiritual
    • About a hundred years after the Docta Ignorantia appeared in
    • 1440, the De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium appeared in
    • The striving to develop science must therefore be pictured as
  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture III
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    • appeared self-evident to the men of that time that in mathematics
    • back, until it disappeared entirely, was once a real and concrete
    • mathematical structures. They have all been severed from their roots.
    • were considered to be almost one and the same. Mysticism, mathesis,
    • system” because it is centered mainly in the head, but it
    • which has appeared in recent times in mathematical thinking, was once
    • experience. Today blood is to us the red fluid that seeps out when we
    • inward blood experience (red, blue, yellow — see Figure 2)
    • put his whole soul into the universe. He measured the cosmos against
    • are centered. Is it imaginable that in the seventh or eighth century,
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    • was an inner experience no matter whether the form referred to the
    • where the quantitative was severed from what man experiences. We can
    • determine this moment of separation precisely. It occurred when all
    • with his god or gods, whereby the god ordered the world. It came as
    • can no longer be discovered within this particular world
    • Only when man severed himself from mathematics, only then was it
    • It is only natural that statements like this are considered absurd by
    • three dimensions in space, sundered from the orientation within his
    • immense transformation in soul configuration that occurred as the old
    • mathematics that has been severed from man. We find that he
    • conception whether space can be pictured as finite or infinite.
    • phenomena. It was evident to him that when nature is utterly severed
    • Therefore, Berkeley declared that bodies forming the external basis
    • manifests itself in disintegration, in atomization, in reduction to
    • infinitesimal calculus appeared to Berkeley. Had he expressed himself
    • understandable. He shuddered at what he thought would come from a
    • mathematical standpoint, but then he wavered and defined space (which
    • things that were discovered by unprejudiced investigation of the
  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture V
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    • pictured of knowledge to himself, he experienced jointly with the
    • pictured by means of spatial forms. I can visualize their course in
    • were, disappeared inside man. Vaguely it was thought that an ether
    • and finally somehow entered the brain. Our thoughts were a means of
    • is simply this: uncertainty has entered into his relationship with
    • were these organisms considered immortal? Because they never produce
    • From the uncertainty that has entered all thinking concerning the
    • one really entered into this growing process of the child, this could
    • have been offered for it. And example is a lecture given by the
    • concept of matter being diffused into atoms, which are pictured as
    • prevails for a time, we get tired of it. (These are not
  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture VI
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    • ejected from man. They had acquired a quite abstract, inanimate
    • John Locke transferred the primary qualities — which are of
    • red shaded area for the soul-spirit aspect, the ego and astral body.)
    • occurred to the men of the scientific age. They had no inclination to
    • age required. It then led this dehumanized science to the triumphs
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    • ignored. Take the following fact. Assume that you have to carry a
    • himself, man experienced the processes and events as they occurred in
    • with the aid of his own experiences in order to rediscover in the
    • Instead, he measured the distance traveled by the stone in the first
    • Galileo also measured the following segments of its path. He did not
    • measured process that had nothing to do with man, a process that was
    • who throughout the Middle Ages had been considered
    • formerly pictured as closely related to the experience of the
    • sketch). Self experience is forgotten (red in Fig. 1)
    • what is pictured as the inner nature of chemical processes is
    • part of some relationship, and its velocity is hampered here or
    • or could be reduced to the law of inertia, does not exist. If we speak
  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture VIII
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    • civilized world that cannot be directly compared with any of our
    • kind. Still less can they be compared with what today's science
    • writings, one is offered mere empty words. Scholars no longer enter
    • Aristotle who, in his logical but pedantic way, had in turn gathe