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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • It is evident that the supposition inherent in this golden rule
    • These are the two prerequisites for a person desirous of spiritual
    • enter into the schooling prerequisite for spiritual teaching. It would
    • and see if it is not associated with something of a transitory nature.
    • So all thoughts that connect us with finiteness and transitory matters
    • who combats rage, anger, curiosity and other negative qualities, is
    • intensity and emphasis. They are: Self-confidence paired with
    • Before the ear can hear, it must have lost its sensitiveness.
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • the heart, it must be able to take up a position with regard to those
    • fought for, and won — in spite of the opposition of the
    • circumstances women have recently entered universities. With the
    • led by their prejudices, refused women entry into university. And yet
    • illustrates the outer situation alone, and only shows us that we must
    • insinuates itself more and more into the central position in the
    • Man. Compare this with the common view. It is the exact opposite.
    • and on the other side all those which maintain the opposite. But
    • what is of necessity connected to all that is related to the sexes,
    • The higher classes strive for exactly the opposite. They strive to
    • to study at university in order to have an influence on the course of
    • everything that was studied in the university faculties, there
    • has made so-called positive science with its so-called facts and
    • were, I would still ask you: who is in the position today to speak in
    • necessity. In order, however, to be able to do this fruitfully, we
    • that disposition of soul which enables men and women to understand
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • positive in its way as the instinctive ability of laboratory rats
    • become an individual and absolute necessity. In spite of the
    • its feet. On the other hand, the opposite can perhaps also be heard
    • man is a unity even though the composition of his physical body
    • in a spiritual respect plant and man stand opposite each other.
    • opposite or complement of physical light.
    • a definite task. We might say that since they are opposites, it is
    • to physical light what negative magnetism is to positive magnetism.
    • of this inner light is the opposite of that of external light. When
    • central position within the bodily functions. Let us examine what
    • must execute must be carried on in the opposite direction from the
    • Tea works in a totally different and opposite
    • skilled and refined ways. This is the positive aspect of the
    • Tea, which tears thoughts asunder, is the opposite. This is why tea
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • realists or in any way at all, the acquisition of
    • But the acquisition of self-knowledge is absolutely essential if we
    • contrasting situations. Suppose we are watching someone who is
    • picturing his environment. That is one situation. Another is the
    • We have now pictured two contrasting situations: in the one there is
    • and the impulses of will; and man is related in entirely opposite ways
    • In this way a man's moral disposition is reflected in him, and this
    • vanishes. Many a human being will have this experience when sitting
    • numbers — are sitting together, not knowing what to do, and
    • These times are approaching, and the positive, constructive element
    • to value what is positive, namely the penetration of spiritual forces
    • satisfies our curiosity; it must rather be something without which we
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • This lecture, Nervosität und Ichheit, was given in Munich,
    • When called upon to make a decision in a given situation, they are at a
    • and responsible positions in public life have had to study as one does
    • with your head. It is not only repugnant to sensitive people, but it also
    • the opposite effects are obtained, however, when anthroposophy is taken
    • practice such exercises. They also would become aware of the positive
    • others take care of their affairs. They would rather sit around asking
    • face in my own heart the necessity of making a “yes” or
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • opposition spiritual science encounters. The kind of thinking derived
    • strength and intensity far surpassing that required to receive merely
    • Central Asia, man was led to the secrets of life by an opposite
    • was, though one hesitates to use this word because it has taken on an
    • perceive colors; there must be an inner predisposition to colors in
    • Christ unless it identifies itself with Him? Yet the opposite thought
    • The thoughts I have here presented may of course meet with opposition,
    • necessity today. Spiritual science not only tries to lead us to
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • these three coffins. A hermit sits above them and his gesture seems to say,
    • "Higher up, we see some hermits sitting on a hill. Some are gathering food,
    • of the three members of man. In the whole gesture of the hermit sitting
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • from the position in which he was incapable of lifting his body from
    • in that position which, above all, distinguishes man from the animals.
    • It is this upright position that the child learns to acquire before
    • upright position was acquired by slow stages in the old Lemurian
    • unconscious impulse towards the upright position.
    • of this Ego to bring himself to a vertical position, to raise himself
    • force by means of which man raised himself into an upright position. Thus,
    • through this position, he is wrested from the Earth. The Earth
    • may develop harmoniously with an upright position and vertical walk,
    • position, was wrested from the spiritual forces of the Earth. In that
    • Thus, by means of two principles, viz., the upright position and
    • and position of these structures, this power of the upright is brought
    • reverence for the upright position was recalled in the Egyptian epoch,
    • the upright position of man was threatened by Lucifer.
    • learn, through Spiritual Science, to live not only for the transitory
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • shall realize the necessity of the spiritually scientific proclamation of the
    • necessities of mankind now and in the immediate future.
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • situation with regard to his new spiritual surroundings. I've told you
    • university, delivered a lecture about Galileo. He spoke somewhat as
    • everything that our opponents say regarding the position spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • was made in May, 1913, when Rudolf Steiner visited the future building
    • site. Construction began within a few weeks and the exterior of the
    • Christ's central, but equalizing position and Central Europe's mission
    • Steiner says, irrelevant. Based on this position, Steiner
    • central position. When Hitler was finally destroyed, Central Europe
    • central position has yet to be fully received and responded to not
    • not vet fully sensitive to the Christ impulse. To be sure, Europeans
    • Central Europe that could be called the inner disposition toward
    • place as exact opposites to those occurring in the spiritual world, and
    • situation. Of course, war had been desired by the East for decades,
    • necessity. It is naive to believe that war could have been avoided.
    • historic necessity. When that is understood the individual causes do
    • life situations are assessed, and even more frequently in the general
    • The situation with little Theodor was that his karma had expired, so
    • will never hesitate to assert that the powers needed for intuition are
    • easily traced. No matter how one may view the situation, the human
    • comments about the situation, even in places where they gathered for
    • position and its geographic alliances. In addition I worked on Darwinism
    • this lector of philosophy from the University Geneva — a man who
    • contemporary world-historical situation with complete blindness and a
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • said of the people who are particularly sensitive. In the sixth epoch,
    • different lineages. The most highly composite state in Europe stands
    • in opposition to the state that strives most intensively for life in a
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • opposite, which we never had in mind. This type of opposition usually has
    • of necessity, presented by the life in which the human being finds himself
    • We might of course imagine that we could make ourselves insensitive to
    • accept as a scientific necessity. A carrion bone, avoided even by a hungry
    • researcher is in the position to form such means by which everyone who is
    • into the spiritual world. The only requisite is a correct concept of the
    • to live again in the memories of the spiritual visitations of the previous
    • As this evolutionary epoch has led of necessity to the discoveries of
    • modern science it will lead of necessity to Spiritual Science as well. More
    • philosophic necessity, he was unable — despite the amazing proportions
    • the essential requisites of scientific research. Let him announce his name and
    • of the Darwinian Theory of Chance,” an exposition of the utter
    • comprehended the more will opposition to Spiritual Science cease.
    • because the people who would travel on them would of necessity incur injury
    • Anyone who finds that work done by him is arousing opposition should not
    • actual cases of opposition encountered in various instances, because in
    • anyone confronted by opposition of this kind.
    • opposition. But they are not adduced here for the purpose of proving
    • teeth of opposition. — No one in whom anthroposophical truth has taken
  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • indeed be presented as a world-historic necessity. Nevertheless, a
    • candid recognition of the fact should have some positive effect upon
    • intensity, taking hold only of a portion of his being. If we would
    • opposite direction. Nevertheless, it is a duty and responsibility laid
    • very opposite convenient and pleasant. In any case, one speaks of
    • opposite of what will none the less ensue. We must see through these
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • in human nature, one also finds the opposite. This fact must above all
    • meets another, I would say we must look into the situation radically.
    • presents itself to the senses, but in the total situation, when one
    • person stands opposite another, when one person meets another? Nothing
    • life continuously. Thus there exists a permanent disposition to fall
    • struggle and opposition to falling asleep in social relationships is
    • conflict situation in the following way: Because you meet him, the
    • tendency to keep awake. In this situation a tendency to keep awake has
    • one's personality, in opposition to the social structure of society.
    • such as his position or the function to which he is appointed, in
    • important positions in society, when they begin talking about present
    • of man's life that which most people apply only to youth. We sit on
    • to me, according to my social position, the power over so many men. If
    • university professors and political economists, whose position should
    • in opposition to anti-social forces? What is really required? I said
    • shall be in a position to relate ourselves imaginatively to those whom
    • us against the anti-social which quite unconsciously and of necessity
    • situation of that time. I will picture myself as another boy or girl
    • comfortably remaining in one's position. One forgets things and must
    • is this uniting, this union, to be built? Upon its opposite, upon the
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • all those who held any kind of ruling positions in Middle Europe at
    • gave at the University of Berlin in the seventies of the last century.
    • best modern exposition of Goethe and Goetheanism should produce
    • which has no innate disposition towards spirituality. For if men are
    • the result being a monstrosity of human thinking. To study modern
    • achieving the transition from the sense-world into the super-sensible
    • the Universities of Prague, Ingolstadt, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Restock,
    • Wurzburg and the rest. The founding of these Universities throughout
    • The kind of life and thinking emanating from the Universities started
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • Intuition. For the forces that are applied in the acquisition of intuitive
    • their state of slumber and use for the acquisition of Imagination.
    • come across a thing like this: You visit someone who has a scale standing
    • setup is that education has to be a real art. In the time of transition people
    • step into an entirely new situation. Nevertheless the essential thing is that
    • people open themselves to the possibility of making the transition to
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • particularly sensitive people present very exact reflections of the
    • a positive impression although not identical with the impressions of
    • the white sphere. The black area also gives a positive impression. In
    • the same way the experience is a positive one when we are looking back
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • ideal, for the ideal of generosity, of freedom, of goodness, of love,
    • opposite effect to that of stimulus. They cool down the
    • be possible to find any transition to the life of soul from this
    • order in juxtaposition, but the two are one. This is a truth that must
    • transition from the natural world into the moral world, from the moral
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • strong effort of will. And the greater the strength and intensity of
    • In this way we raise ourselves above the sway of the ‘necessity’
    • Now let us consider the human being from the opposite pole, that of
    • will-permeated thought with its predisposition to freedom, while on
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • It thereby expresses the eternal, not the transitory nature of this event.
    • picture. He allows the laws of natural necessity alone to appear in our
    • according to purely mechanical necessity, in which the stars are devoid of
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • in the fields, had a special predisposition in this direction. In such
    • after death. These forces worked with great intensity in the ancient
    • researchers, sitting in their laboratories and clinics, have very
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • stand firm in extremely difficult and perplexing situations in Life?
    • of his life of instinct. He is under necessity so to think that,
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • consciousness is concerned it has really only the intensity of a
    • fraught with antipathy there is still a certain lively intensity. When
    • unfold sympathies and antipathies, there is still intensity of life.
    • Greek, this experience of cosmic life was already losing intensity,
    • necessity for this sun-treasure to receive new light from the West.
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • hesitation ... to depart from the plan of circulating this printed
    • for granted as the prerequisite basis of this judgment. For most of
    • this printed matter the prerequisite will be at least the
    • the transition from the Greek culture to the Roman-Latin culture, that
    • constituted the actual transition from everything belonging to Greece
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • are situated (to speak approximately) above the diaphragm. Marvelous
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • from inaccuracy, laziness or positive aversion to truth, he may evolve
    • greater and greater intensity the farther we go back in history — is
    • the astral body cannot be healthy, or maintain its true position in
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • deposited me into earthly life through birth. But to give myself up to
    • unfolded, but that leaves us without any key to the position of each in the
    • of forms, diversity, and constant flux, this world that trembled with
    • opposition to the direction of our human life, moving from ‘before’
    • process is compatible with what takes place when the insect is sensitive to
    • of the year. The insect ensures that it notices the transition to autumn,
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • taken hold of by the nerve process going in the opposite direction.
    • is introduced, it is at once transformed into its opposite within the
    • their opposite. This is necessary. If, for example, the food
    • position. This immediately leads to a preponderance of the nerve
    • a certain way, in this situation the etheric body is unable to
    • breakdown processes. If the opposite activity is too great, however
    • position in the whole universe. It would not yet be possible on a
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • and the metabolic-limb system, are placed polarically opposite each
    • created by the one. They thus work in completely opposite ways. And the
    • intensity in the lower body of the human being; but that which goes on
    • opposite activity in the head, in the nerve-sense system, when the person
    • intensive in the nerve-sense system, and which is completely opposite to
    • working of polar opposite activities. When studying the nerve cell you
    • can only study that its organization is opposite to that of the liver cell,
    • with a corresponding intensity into the physical body because it works
    • antimony mirror, wherever it deposits, appears like ice-flowers in the
    • its cellular composition but according the forces active in it, whether they
    • work co-operatively, rhythmically or in opposition. Then one can look in
    • immeasurable, unlimited intensity. If that were not so, an excessive
    • inhibiting the boundless intensity of the organic combustion processes.
    • memory in education to the opposite extreme also have unfavorable
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • opposite extreme to the Moon, is the population of Saturn.
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • hesitation ... to depart from the plan of circulating this printed
    • for granted as the prerequisite basis of this judgment. For most of
    • this printed matter the prerequisite will be at least the
    • disposition.
    • because man deposits salts, i.e. solid mineral substances, dead
    • has the constant tendency to deposit salt — I might say, toward
    • more in the acquisition of an esoteric Christianity, and imagine them
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • the actor's name. These suppositions are based on the fact that no
    • action, as in the wonderful exposition and development of the single
    • career in the lowest ranks, by holding the horses of the visitors
    • disposition and character.
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • suppositions are based on the fact that no manuscripts written by
    • of the visitors while they were enjoying the performance. He then
    • accordance with their own disposition and character.
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • and Evil. Life becomes form through finding opposition. It does not
    • and Goodness. But Evil will also be there as a mood and a disposition
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • of a more general proposition.
    • himself the transition from thought permeated with sense to thought
    • emancipated from sense-perception. For this is the transition where we
    • He must also find the transition from thought emancipated from
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • world of plants are insensitive to what we call pleasure or pain when
    • them when we are not in a position to do so.
    • situation and leave it so. Some years ago I spoke to a large number of
    • have described to you are going on all the time. All of you sitting
    • delicate, sensitive feelings for these moments of waking and going to
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • after hours on the construction site for those interested in such
    • Several employees of the site office also at-tended as well as two or
    • Rudolf Steiner spoke extemporaneously, in a special situation, guided
    • left-handed, the opposite process takes place.
    • pedagogically speaking, you would achieve the very opposite of what
    • you must look at the position of the stars. You always have to see
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • the situation in ancient times was more favourable, though knowledge
    • their journeys and alter their positions relatively quickly. In the
    • ignorance, will be to lead mankind — although the opposite may
    • natural necessity the impulse of reason works logically. One is
    • thinking. What is the use of speaking of freedom where this necessity
    • is not ten, but nine. Logic signifies the absolute necessity of
    • reason. So, says Schiller, when man accepts the pure necessity of
    • contrasts the necessity of reason with the needs of the senses, which
    • not free, but follows natural necessity. Now Schiller looks for the
    • condition midway between rational necessity and natural necessity.
    • This middle condition, he finds, emerges when rational necessity bows
    • that we no longer follow a rigid logical necessity when we think but
    • aesthetic creation. And then natural necessity, on its side, is
    • spiritualised. Thus rational necessity and natural necessity come
    • evolution of the world. In Schiller's exposition there lives what we
    • rational necessity from its rigidity, this is what happens when the
    • consider first the opposite question: What would happen if there were
    • in connection with Art, that we encounter a dangerous situation which
    • opposite — a thinking that is not in accord with reality.
    • how little weight can be attached to depositions given before a court
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  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • If one looks at the present situation honestly and without prejudice,
    • self-education of man, which he regarded as a necessity of his time.
    • natural necessity. It includes everything produced by the sense-nature
    • influence of rational necessity. Man can commit himself to follow
    • rational necessity, as the other pole of his existence. But then he
    • this rational necessity, it is still something that compels him. And
    • if this rational necessity is consolidated into the laws of an
    • sensuality is a necessity for him, not a freedom. His reason is also a
    • necessity, though a spiritual one; under it, he is not free.
    • slave to logical or legal necessity, but makes the content of the law,
    • the content of rational necessity, truly his own.
    • rational necessity — as the highest human virtue. “Duty,
    • Thus Schiller seeks to draw down rational necessity into his human
    • practise it as a law of his own nature. The necessity of the senses he
    • ideal for human beings. If a mutual permeation of rational necessity
    • and the necessity of the senses were constantly achieved, Schiller
    • terribly abstract if he gave himself up to rational necessity. He must
    • beings in whom rational necessity permeates sensual necessity, and
    • sensual necessity is spiritualised by rational necessity — when
    • one, by necessity.
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  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • things will work back upon the whole disposition of human life in a
    • treats history in such a way as to reckon quite positively with the
    • necessity that in the fourth Post-Atlantean epoch the event of
    • very opposite of the essence of Christianity. It does not treat of
    • water if we were in a position to grasp the spiritual in its
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • well that the position of Saturn in the heavens at the time of man's
    • We see, then, that the development of faculties situated primarily in
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • back to this spiral cochlea, situated within the cavity of the
    • simple reason that through the whole position of the human embryo in
    • direction I have described, but in the opposite direction too. With
    • With the organ of speech there is an intermediate position.
    • sense-perception, situated as they are at the outer periphery of our
    • force of gravity. The ear is situated in the fluid in such a way that
    • about the forms or the functions. You go to a University and listen to
    • native talent and predisposition of your life, as I described it in my
    • again with the same intensity. Whatever a man has gone through belongs
    • predisposition to a religious nature could not work on into an earthly
  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • and through with all this when he deals with the transition from the
    • questions and are put into the fortunate position of being able to
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • thereby wiped out. Nation, race, sex, position, religion ... all these work
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • the way in which the dream, as it grows in intensity, evokes
    • consciousness. Forces that increase in intensity are there
    • greatest intensity and far-reaching effect take place in the
    • experiences this transition from light sleep to that sleep from
    • salts of the body are especially strongly deposited. During
    • opposite pole — to the man who, having freed himself from
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • sense-organs themselves, or more exactly the sites of the
    • the opposite order, beginning with the evening and ending with the
    • what I once described as a kind of opposite vertebral column.
    • together of what I have just described, into a kind of opposite
    • polar opposite. It would correspond better to the perceptions of one
    • its opposite — this is accomplished by all that I have described
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • facts which Science has had of necessity to establish, so apparent as
    • during sleep with such diminished intensity that unconsciousness
    • sense our age finds itself in a position that must be entirely
    • show that this preliminary assumption must be made: The position in
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • It is not the aim of Spiritual Science merely to satisfy curiosity or
    • begins.’ But the opposite is the case! The true Mystic enters a world
    • And now let us consider the time of transition from the old phase of
    • This was followed by the transition to Ego-consciousness. And now
    • The time of transition from the universal clairvoyant consciousness to
    • who is working from spiritual worlds, for the position of an Initiate
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • penetrate with the same intensity into this spiritual substance.
    • This requisite of spiritual culture was recognised everywhere in
  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • reason I think that the necessity of a threefold social organism will
    • consider this from the standpoint of human curiosity, for this would
    • curiosity. Man should instead be pervaded with the feeling that
    • sphere of law is the, very opposite of the impulses that arise during
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • acquisition of that science which we designate as spiritual science,
    • schematic ideas. But if we wish to continue in the acquisition
    • position within the universe can only be recognised if the
    • being we are in the position to invoke the Spirits of the higher
    • being bears within him, as a disposition, the whole animal kingdom.
    • disposition.
    • world could be deepened if he would be aware of his position within
    • at Ulm and was not even offered a chair at the university of
    • presence and the very people may be sitting there, who belong to the
    • reveal this necessity; if we only look upon life thoughtfully, they
    • reveal the necessity to which I allude and which I illuminated from
    • such a sudden and powerful situation, we can see how little their
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • of visitors. These were the circumstances in which the name was
    • account must be taken of the evolutionary conditions and necessities
    • sensitive to these things, it is only too easy to understand the
    • no degree of intensity is too great for words in which I want to
    • vital necessity in the stream of world-events. For when it comes to
  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • site for a clearer understanding of the concept of race in
    • They built a sanctuary on the site of Solomon's Temple, and after
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • really connect with the necessities or laws of Nature. For the
    • hand, and moral on the other. All moral necessities were at the same
    • time natural, likewise all natural [necessities] were moral.
    • in a tragic situation. For when he unites his soul with that form of
    • comes before the soul in modern time with all intensity, just when
  • Title: Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • history at school or at the university, we are, he said, exhorted to
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • re-acquisition of the technique of Scholastic thought is a goal to
    • fact the position to-day is fundamentally the same, except that men
  • Title: Lecture: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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    • when he has cast it off. With the elemental body the opposite is the
  • Title: Lecture I: Ancient Myths
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    • observations to a positively magnificent materialistic explanation of
    • institute new things in opposition to what had proved beneficial for
    • the living, but the God of the dead, the God who sits on the Throne
    • unsympathetic visits; Zeus in particular, as you know, sometimes paid
    • sympathetic or unsympathetic visits into the human world. They
  • Title: Lecture II: Ancient Myths
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    • seventeen degrees of Scorpio and in the opposite point of the heavens
    • connection with the Scorpio position of the Sun, this moment of
    • picture-writing reflecting Imaginations. Thus the transition from the
    • of Spring when the transition took place from the old Imaginative
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    • of the transitional humanity to which we still belong.
    • of Scorpio, and opposite in Taurus the moon appears in the Pleiades
    • For, my dear friends, we will set opposite this Osiris-Isis myth
    • visitor, once approached the sleeping figure of the new Isis, and
    • then again and again. And the sleeping Isis considered this visitor
    • particular illusion, just as the visitor believed one day in a
    • considered the visitor whom she looked on as her benefactor, to be
    • spirit-visitor, who was none other than the new Typhon, believed that
    • in fourteen pieces. When the spirit-visitor, the new Typhon, had come
    • someone stood opposite this figure in a specially favourable moment,
    • peculiar situation of taking words in a false sense, not relating
    • University. But he would perhaps bring a man who was — excuse
    • word heredity when one sets the becoming-older opposite the
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    • regulate from the position of the sun; every time we look at the
    • beings today we are not able to enter into a perceptive and sensitive
    • forces of his thorax he is sensitive to all that goes on in nature
    • early time a man who met another felt through the sensitivity of his
    • post-Atlantean culture, the Cancer-culture, this insensitivity did
    • sympathetic or antipathetic. And the thorax was sensitive enough to
    • sensitive in the first post-Atlantean epoch, all intimate concepts of
    • There is a transition from head to feet; the swing-over is an
    • which was brought to him from the opposite side in earlier
    • in particular to a University Rector, but I will not stress this
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    • often remarked, that our time is a transition age — for in
    • reality each age is a transition. But it is a different thing to know
    • transition, but in each age one should also look about and see what
    • convenue which is taught in schools and universities) of which
    • both professors at the Berlin University. One was Zeller, a
    • inner necessity that he had grown so old; for instance, a tile from a
    • however, of many — there is no primary necessity to cease
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    • understanding of man. One must put oneself in the position of taking
    • be placed in varied positions according to the corpulence of each
    • in the position of really understanding the being of man. If we were
    • life, we should never be in the position of really saying ‘I’
    • no necessity for it to remain cold theory, all head-knowledge can be
    • could deny that mankind as a whole is not in a position —
    • pastors, etc. etc., but we are but little in a position to make
    • in the position to transform all his life through what he took in
    • course of world-history a divine guiding hand and disposition is to
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    • in each person's having his special head according to the position of
    • discovery of something that has met with opposition even in spiritual
    • southern areas of the fighting. Driven by necessity, of course, one
    • opposition and abuse, has thus shown its point of contact with
    • find my grave, has but a transitory appearance in the cosmos.’
    • able to hold his lectures at the University. But Michelet was
    • one sits down and crams. When we are young we prefer to stick to our
    • world conception to write! One is supposed to sit down as a perfect
    • examinations splendidly, be a brilliant University Professor of
    • Twelve epochs ago the sun was in the same position. So that towards
    • concrete necessities in the East. For if Lenin and Trotsky, through
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    • requisite preliminary knowledge. Other opinions will be in so far
    • transition through the soul world has been accomplished, then what we
    • it starts out from the opposite side, and thereby takes into
    • not sit quite solidly within their bodies, how they consequently try
    • opposition to this penetration of full reality, not only in the
    • strong opposition from this quarter to a soul-spiritual conception of
    • of human life, the opposition to our views. And in order to give the
    • lecture reference is made to the falsity of certain statements made
    • it. What appears today as opposition to our work will not diminish
    • this opposition will embrace worse and worse forms. Whoever is
    • position in life, can work in an adequate way. For what is done
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    • specific development of an organ situated at the left side of the
    • learning to speak for the first time, to observe the intensity with
    • human organism raises itself like a machine to the upright position,
    • the past. The healthy and positive attitude to the karmic flow of
    • a man is to make him more sensitive to happiness and
    • experienced with great intensity; but he is also able to induce in
    • sensitivity, a quick and clear consciousness in regard to his own deeds,
    • bear into our physical body the requisite power; otherwise we come to
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    • was always a kind of inner opposition to what his contemporaries were
    • the Elementary School to the University, and with habitual thought
    • past age when it was an experience of infinitely greater intensity,
    • life of other beings and when he is inwardly sensitive not only to
    • sensitive to the sound of his words, to the rhythm of his words, to
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    • opposition to what has been achieved in so admirable a way by the
    • thinking in man is developed to a greater strength and intensity than
    • everything teems, is saturated, has great intensity; our whole being
    • in the following position. He starts out with a normal content and
    • spiritual investigator of today is not in a position to press onward
    • intensity. And this is the point at which the harmony, the union
    • between the experience of freedom and that of nature-necessity can be
    • In ordinary life we are enclosed in the web of this nature-necessity.
    • in far greater intensity — given over to the world, it is true,
    • adhere to prejudiced scientific views: the same nature-necessity
    • warmed by the sun, the nature-necessity which inheres in electricity,
    • necessity is at work when, as a human being, I act and unfold my
    • subject to the domination of nature-necessity.
    • intensity, man acquires a kind of knowledge still higher than
    • necessity which seems to be implicit in a man’s actions, in his
    • external, nature-necessity but to the necessity which runs through
    • To begin with, this necessity is hidden from ordinary thinking. But
    • our existence in the form of necessity, living itself out as destiny
    • — this is not nature-necessity but the necessity which runs
    • we feel to be the necessity of destiny — which is not external,
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    • forth the position of man's thinking activity towards the contents of
    • the same way in which the universities were, generally speaking, the
    • sciences which were taught at these universities in connection with a
    • acquiring a more and more positive character. It was no longer
    • in contrast to Scholasticism. Just as the modern universities cannot
    • expressed this by saying: Some people are sitting around a table in
    • the fact that there are so and so many spirits sitting around the
    • obtained a chair of philosophy at an Austrian university, for a
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    • in mind has become evident in a positively radical manner, at least
    • positive, which could be indicated as something tangible. Thus the
    • capable university professor, a type of whom we may say: If another
    • university professor could not be distinguished from the others. This
    • us now consider the positive fact which is contained in all that
    • materialism; for it has led to a positive knowledge of the material
    • before us the following spectacle: There sits a materialistic
    • the very opposite world-picture; it elaborates a thoroughly
    • very opposite of what it would produce if it were to claim the whole
    • not really take place; the very opposite can take place. For this
    • are aware of the necessity that the spiritualist within the human
    • world-conception, which constitutes the opposite pole of what
    • the beginning of the fifteenth century. What constitutes the opposite
    • of the ancient Mystery-sites. You may find these things
    • process of illness. We have a disposition to death and illness. What
    • although this, too, is ill and contains a disposition to death.
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    • fell into the river. Yet this would be the exact opposite of the
    • this situation should arise, it ordered that these events should
    • never hesitate to confess that ever since little Theodor's
    • Consider the strong opposition that spiritual-scientific truths
    • You may therefore see that man's position in the world that contains
    • can do this in spite of everything, because he sits in his
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    • between the two — for they are opposite processes — was
    • Kings. This story of the visit of the Three Kings to the Child Jesus
    • connected with this visit of the Three Kings from the East. These
    • is that bitter opposition arises to anthroposophical conceptions of
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • IT IS A NECESSITY OF OUR EARNEST TIMES TO FIND AGAIN
    • necessity of life, yet at the same time he felt himself changing into
    • he walked as if led by a necessity of Nature, like the lightning
    • cartilaginosity of the abdomen. It is a name that the Greeks found
    • whole. Through an inner necessity, spiritual science was from the
    • are subjected to the necessity of Nature. Just as the single items of
    • the soul as well. We must instead follow the opposite direction of
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    • are in a position to say something about the science of Initiation
    • curiosity. People are so ready to confound curiosity with interest.
    • at universities in Middle Europe. As a rule, people are made not only
    • curriculum of modern universities. It is a relic, a heritage from an
    • earlier period when through university life men strove to liberate
    • At the universities to-day the degrees of Master of the Liberal Arts
    • material existence. The degrees inscribed in university diplomas once
    • the formula current at universities were once realities. The title,
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • position of this Movement with respect to the Anthroposophical
    • to him at the universities, he feels at last as if he had no firm
    • theological students who were in the same position, that is to say,
    • at the universities and yet were about to enter upon the practical
    • individual way, there must flow by an absolute inner necessity the
    • ethical and religious social activity that is requisite for
    • position to give in respect of what a future theology needs; and I
    • is needed, because it is a profound necessity, a hand was extended to
    • neither as regards the acquisition of material means — in order
    • necessary for man only when we work out of the necessity of
    • out of the necessity of the case itself. And it is also important to
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    • decomposition or cremation (the only difference between these two
    • it were, through the process of decomposition or cremation; the other
    • birth. I have often mentioned this. This experience is of opposite
    • Exactly the opposite
    • opposite manner from the one in which we approach human beings, here
    • world. Again and again let us conjure up in our soul the necessity of
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    • practical situation prevailing in the life around them must be taken
    • justified but the product of historical necessity, but that they no
    • elements in us as their polar opposite, though one perfectly
    • provided by a university don who made the curious statement that
    • ferreted out the necessity of asking who selected them and authorized
    • perfectly well be a university don without having entered the
    • place in this situation. What those who want to help foster
    • a crochety disposition, becoming inwardly as well as outwardly
    • one's thoughts, which in other situations are so circumscribed by
    • will's impotence, take wing quite easily when one sits in a circle
    • background is in no position to carry on a debate about anthroposophy
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    • freedom in the age of materialism is the very opposite of all freedom; but
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    • You all know it as the word indicating the opposite of what we call
    • opposite of memory, namely forgetting, will have something to do with
    • opposite and considering the nature and significance of memory.
    • this man could be ill in two different situations. One might be that
    • indication of the necessity not to force yourself to remember
    • of an ethical-moral nature. A warm-hearted disposition that does not
    • actually is Kamaloca, that period of transition human beings go
    • indirectly, has his own good at heart — if he is in a position
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    • with great intensity and will do so to an even greater extent in the
    • composition of a gland, be it liver or spleen, than we have to look
    • according to the method of investigating its chemical composition in
    • Germany. And just because of his responsible position in the world,
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    • transition from dual sexuality to the division into sexes if we
    • you are sitting facing someone and speaking to him. We are referring
    • are sitting together, one talking and the other just listening. It is
    • taken place. The present diversity among men is due to the
    • the situation I beg you to take it as applying strictly to human
    • situation vividly: Just imagine, in those times man was fructified
    • inner disposition to illness, and it could not be there because
    • the opposite sex is bound up with the working together of the two
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    • number of things, but we want to understand this situation a little
    • affected by the astral body, but this time in the opposite way. The
    • opposite process from a week ago is produced, namely a reaction to
    • has arisen, a science that is no longer in a position to go back to
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    • deeper way both the necessity and the object of the anthroposophical
    • whole time with the etheric body, were to be in a certain position in
    • When after seven days it returns to its original position, it does
    • later the position of the astral body does not coincide with the same
    • position of the etheric body but with a position that is a quarter of
    • illness in question. A definite position of the astral body is
    • connected with a definite position of the etheric body. And at this
    • moment, with the co-operation of these two positions working
    • into the unfortunate position in which the etheric body has the
    • days. Those are the positions of the etheric body, and these four
    • times seven positions of the etheric body are exactly mirrored in the
    • situation. In town life things often have to be arranged in such a
    • And if he had not conformed to the cosmic situation, exactly the same
    • movement does not correspond to the outer situation: it goes wrong,
    • that since the middle of Atlantean times the outer situation does not
    • displaced compared with the outer situation. Twenty-four hours later
    • will not coincide with the cosmic situation but its inner rhythm will
    • coinciding of conception with a cosmic situation has ceased but the
    • cosmic situation and is no longer a ‘clock’ in the proper
    • man in earthly evolution once he was free of the situation in which
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    • composition of karmic connections before we can understand anything
    • entirely different situation from anything met with in life. His ego
    • appearance. During a certain period of our lives an inner necessity
    • and there he is. As far as the external situation goes, we can quite
    • composition of the brain, the brain cannot be used properly. And then
    • disposition and so on that we have brought with us into life. What we
    • necessitates having a certain part of our brain organised in a
    • we see that on the one hand we are faced with the necessity of
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    • is laughter? Laughter is something that is based on the opposite
    • resulting in certain muscles changing their position. So when in the
    • ego's influence, that brings man's muscles into those positions that
    • opposite with laughing: a short out-breath and a long in-breath. Thus
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    • below that still had no density to speak of. These bodies were too
    • visit the North Pole in Lemurian times, he would have spoken about
    • they deposited too many carbonic constituents beneath their skin and
    • we see how man's outer surroundings work on his inner situation, and
    • how the earth, through the different positions in which the areas of
    • Europe was situated much too near the North Pole for that, and the
    • developing in this way almost as a necessity just in this particular
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    • to his full inner intensity and the ego that has evolved through the
    • that the seed is situated at one end of the etheric body like a comet
    • you see a man standing opposite two other people. Let us take into
    • is standing opposite the two people. The point is that the man
    • to relate to things in this way. Everything was pure necessity then.
    • still in the situation today that man was in on the Moon. The animal
    • analogy. Imagine you are sitting in a carriage that has been given or
    • yourself in that particular situation. Or, let us say, you see people
    • necessity is the first thing, pleasure and displeasure are the
    • matter. Supposing two people are on the one hand so situated with
    • accordance with its necessity, the possibility of error has been
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    • opposite of conditions in the physical world. Here is one example:
    • exactly the opposite holds good. I am speaking always of the present
    • there was an abrupt transition; but since the year 1899, influences
    • result that is of importance. In such a case the situation is like
    • opposite of what holds good in the physical world.
    • were radiant with spiritual light. Any sensitive soul will be moved
    • be paradoxical, but which through inner necessity I was eventually
    • that no human being could sleep in that position and therefore the
    • their moral disposition on Earth. Human beings who displayed good
    • Spirits of the higher Hierarchies. The opposite is the case if a
    • In this sphere it is the religious disposition of the soul that is
    • ‘monistic religion’ — that is to say, the opposite
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    • is not in a position to repair it. And it is easy to understand that
    • the Mercury sphere with a moral disposition of soul, with the outcome
    • between death and the new birth of a moral or immoral disposition of
    • an immoral disposition of soul encloses us as it were in a prison. We
    • everything transitory in physical things and in man himself is after
    • Jesus emphasises this, declaring with all power and intensity: “Ye
    • religious disposition or the quality of our attitude of soul. We must
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    • influence on those who have died. Reading to the dead. Opposition to
    • for it in the subconsciousness. Necessity of mediation between the
    • a position to expunge or change relationships for which we had been
    • the existing relationships do not change when the transition takes
    • which may have developed precisely because of his violent opposition,
    • opposition to it. For people are prejudiced and biased against the
    • sensitive perception of experiences of happiness or unhappiness, of
    • come our way. Who among all of you sitting here can know what you
    • sitting here would have had different experiences — do not say
    • strange moments of transition from waking life to sleep or from sleep
    • the seventeenth century. There is also an exposition dating from the
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    • science as Mercury, a man will be able to draw the requisite forces
    • moral disposition; from the Venus region he can draw the forces he
    • he faces the expanse of space. Exactly the opposite is the case
    • opposite. It is stated there that during sleep what is otherwise
    • This is the opposite description of sleep. And especially in certain
    • attitude and disposition of man's soul when we observe its
    • perceive how their positions change in the heavens during the night.
    • sit in their offices and work out the project with the help of plans
    • continued while they were asleep, for they were sensitive to the
    • changed. Men had lost their sensitivity for everything I have been
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    • situated in the region of the Black Sea in the South of Russia, there
    • disposition of Francis of Assisi. They would have become, within
    • of Francis of Assisi. This necessity was avoided by the transference
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    • esoteric expositions of past centuries. And many people who hear
    • of this crawling position, out of this subjection to gravity, into
    • the vertical position and maintain this. That is one thing. The
    • vertical position. And a third capacity is thinking. Remembrance does
    • talk is connected fundamentally with the vertical position. Animals
    • But there is opposition from other Spirits who cast man
    • horizontal position and consciously desire to stand upright, to learn
    • certain position — perhaps crossed over the breast — and
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    • formative principles work in opposition from outside, so that the
    • life as a whole, we will not hesitate to think about matters which
    • that would be the same as if someone in practical life wanted to sit
    • course, North and South Poles are genuine opposites and are necessary
    • the maintenance and harmonising of opposites. Thus what develops on
    • the opposite pole to the spirits who have progressed to further
    • life in the Mars sphere with particular intensity and so to acquire
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    • been deposited in our living soul-existence, is fixed there. All this
    • the great intensity at what may now be called the human body; we
    • it quite exactly — the transition is from something connected
    • Science should feel Spiritual Science to be a dire necessity in life,
    • realisation of being vitally involved in the necessities of existence
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    • Here we have the strange situation that in the next life in the
    • religiosity. And when today we observe human beings with this
    • position after death to know how things are in the spiritual worlds;
    • which sensitive souls alone are capable. The most distressing aspect
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    • individuals sitting here today. If the souls incarnated in the world
    • cosmic sleep took place. During the transition from Old Moon to
    • during the period of transition from Old Moon to Earth, but it
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    • up before our souls the whole spiritual situation of humanity at the
    • similar feeling — to enter into the psychic disposition of man at that
    • transition at the beginning of our era some religious-philosophic
    • the thirtieth stage did the Gnostic posit a condition prior to our
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    • have been in a position to understand Him? If as a spiritual
    • certainly strike us — that the Bible is in a strange position
    • a slight effect of transition from reading the world-secrets to
    • spiritual world, whereas a modern philosopher is by necessity a
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    • intense feeling. At the sight of one colour it would have positively
    • always the opposite. The story shows that Apollo has to do with the
    • Apollonia, because the sites for them had been chosen after
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    • from the site of the Castalian spring and coil round the neighbouring
    • sitting there as if wrapped in deep thought, inwardly at rest, so
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    • If you follow up the various expositions in my books and
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    • expositions are printed as lecture-courses. They are given to people
    • harmonious pre-dispositions of an endlessly varied kind. The whole
    • prevail on Earth for a season; a certain opposition to anything that
    • everywhere. In human souls we find harmonious pre-dispositions of an
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    • transition is found from a very remarkable ancient thinking to what
    • order to be parasites within human evolution. They are Ahrimanic
    • enticement of creeping parasitically into what men strive for in
    • when, as we have tried to show today, one finds the transition from
    • that the evolutionary epochs sit on the same diagonal row, with the
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    • to say a great deal about the material composition of the heavenly
    • is the exact opposite of the Moon. Saturn speaks unceasingly of the
    • are transformed by Venus into dream-pictures of infinite diversity.
    • individuality in whom the element of necessity in destiny and the
    • warmth the element of necessity in destiny, resolves destiny into
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    • civilization, and what kind of opposition we must encounter. The
    • science is really in a position to throw light upon such problems of
    • things in a really positive way we shall often make the following
    • deepened with sufficient intensity. In many cases, the person who has
    • that during our life between death and a new birth every situation
    • significance for the strength and intensity of our Ego-consciousness
    • accident is driven to it by the necessity of his karma. Had this
    • necessity for him to regain a knowledge of his connexion with the
    • knowledge satisfying our curiosity, but spiritual science should be
    • science, to the realization of this grievous situation, the approach
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    • with our resulting sympathies, of whose effect and intensity we are
    • of elemental beings, we have relations of special intensity to one
    • to the living. And if the living person is sensitive enough, or if he
    • different composition of the air.
    • this person or that, and with a merely personal intensity or purpose.
    • necessity. Into the life-habits of those who live later, the
    • are living in a transition time. During this time a more or less
    • of the spiritual world. It is a necessity, for otherwise the thread
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    • fresh from university speaks one is no longer curious about what he
    • observation. This situation has come about because intelligence was
    • multitudes. When one is in a position to find out how many of these
    • of feeling and sensitivity. In this respect we humans are really
    • with our sensitivity, whereas they are right inside the process
    • these sciences are related only to what is transitory. It is
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    • physical body. Through decomposition or cremation (the only
    • were, through the process or decomposition or cremation; the other
    • experience is of opposite character to the corresponding experience
    • Exactly the opposite is the case with the corresponding
    • in such a way that we approach them, as it were, in an opposite
    • would very soon discover the falsity of such an argument! It is not
    • conjure up in our soul the necessity of feeling that this small
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    • here on the physical plane are sometimes so strong in opposition to
    • the human being is able to approach this world as a visitor, as one
    • transitional stages through which he passes. Those parts of him which
    • may say — to visit and accompany the dead with whom one is able
    • for instance, awakens the opposite sensation — it remains
    • our astral body and our Ego. Thus we see that just the opposite thing
    • Consequently, one who is in a position to visit —
    • every position of it, as it were. It is difficult to make this
    • of people die a death of external violence, without any necessity
    • these events — to quite the opposite kind of thoughts of
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    • without a certain degree of opposition that might now and then be
    • considered as a decline. Necessity leads humanity forward. When we
    • able to sit together, who come here from many different countries,
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    • instance, we are confronted with the necessity of glancing into the
    • affected in just the opposite way by that which in man is youth and
    • does the Archangel feel his death, the necessity of withdrawing from
    • be brought about by the transition of this people from youth to old
    • way, rather should one be in a position to carry it out in detail.
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    • position to bring to man earlier that which he would otherwise only
    • opposition is contained in the Persian civilization in the
    • and another dislikes it, it depends upon the necessity which exists
    • in evolution. If a person were to speak against necessity he would
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    • to lay on the opposite scale, viz., the teaching of Karma and
    • decomposition, all that is active in these in the way of chemical
    • with the requisite reciprocal activity.
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    • without the former. Therefore we must recognize the necessity for
    • leading position, by becoming the chief Spirit of the Age of the
    • through that which enabled him to take a specially prominent position
    • were hardly in a position to allow any of the Archangels to rise to
    • now lies over Central Germany, but is really situated above the
    • later on the Saga said that Asgard had actually been situated on this
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    • rather lower position of the ‘ I ’, in which it
    • immediate present the transition from the old vision to the new. They
    • this direct transition. They had a remembrance of an earlier weaving
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    • possibility of knowing it, man is in a totally different position
    • The Indians at this time pursued exactly the opposite
    • actions, and brings his whole being into a lower position than he
    • positively awes one in the Scandinavian Mythology. I can only give
    • the physical world. This transition is necessary for him and he must
    • on the physical plane was a time of transition.
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    • comprehensible that the two great opposites of the post-Atlantean
    • this Eastern soul as being in a position to see an entity in an
    • a wonderful, plastic manner in the various expositions Solovioff gives
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    • temperamental predisposition.
    • necessity of the facts alone compels us to speak on these matters in
    • is here to teach us not to place them in opposition to one another,
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    • There is speculation on various levels about visitants from other worlds.
    • if opposition is maintained in human existence to the advent of these Beings.
    • nothing but opposition to them, earth-existence will pass over into chaos in
    • world? Young students go into the hospitals or to universities to study
    • abstract a form in the universities must be transformed and must lead to a
    • necessity for artistic insight and perception. This faculty was already alive
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    • development of humanity as a new thing-. And thus the necessity arose
    • any way due to diseased human predispositions.
    • complete opposite of the sleep-condition. Whereas during sleep we
    • From the relative positions of the sun and moon it may be calculated
    • position accurately to distinguish true spiritual research from that
    • company of people were sitting here and a lion suddenly appeared
    • position of spiritual science or Anthroposophy towards the religious
    • any way injured. Neither need intensity in the exercise of a religious
    • is all the opposite of the truth. Through the very circumstance that in
    • earlier incarnation, in which he saw Nathanael sitting under the
    • remember a priest who became the rector of a university some years ago,
    • If you visit this
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    • intensity how we can come to know the universe, we must gaze into the
    • unwillingness to realize the necessity of renewal — the need,
    • intensity that the light of spiritual insight and spiritual vision
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    • position of the muscles. So we can see how two currents were flowing
    • means; he made himself sensitive to what was inward in outer nature.
    • through Anthroposophy we make our souls once again sensitive to the
    • bodies,” we shall be sensitive to the spirit surging in the
    • represented thus with artistic necessity that could use external
    • forms so directly to express what was wanted as this juxtaposition of
    • it was to make the transition to the age of realism, created his
    • Michelangelo is just the opposite; in every fiber of his work we see
    • transition-point had to be passed before the doctrine of reincarnation
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    • stages of initiation is in a position to allow the effects of modern
    • painted in colours suitable for spiritual sensitivity, so that none
    • characteristic of the present day. The acquisition of genuine natural
    • Now man can reach the position he must occupy if he is
    • Life proceeds, by necessity, in a perpetual pendulum swing. It swings
    • kind of musical experience. And there is also the opposite
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    • friends, that I have no hesitation in speaking about certain results
    • what presents itself to the mind is usually the opposite of the
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    • Envy and falsehood bring us in opposition to the course of the
    • results can be achieved if he brings him positive truths and has real
    • truth; namely, that we are in the position to be of very little help
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    • We can say that with the gradual transition from the Egyptian into
    • was attributed to an ever larger acquisition of knowledge through the
    • in opposition to the science of his days, the law of metamorphosis,
    • During my present visit, I pointed out to you how selfishly modern
    • according him a pension until he dies. To many people a position
    • even in regard to the attainment of eternal life. This transition to
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    • the middle of the fifteenth century, the disposition of men's
    • its distinguishing features is that it is not in a position to
    • world something that came out in childhood as disposition, as
    • positions which imply leadership, and yet understand nothing of the
    • situation mankind is in, have brought about the great crisis of the
    • by necessity to make their search for spirituality a true one. And
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    • shall we say, for it sounds a little better, will seek the requisite
    • the transition to objective reality.
    • position in this respect. Spiritual Science, in the sense we
    • that is how the position is to-day. One earnestly hopes it will soon
    • experience that can befall anyone who comes into a similar situation.
    • we have to exert ourselves. True, the acquisition of this kind of
    • knowledge often obliges one to sit still for long hours at a stretch,
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    • necessitate special conditions. And there is a resemblance between
    • the transition period of formal acquaintanceship.
    • to become matters of general interest. This is a necessity for social
    • understanding if it is, to some extent, to create the opposite pole
    • soul, because nationalism works in the opposite direction, and
    • conception of life — and we know what opposition it encounters
    • so vital a necessity for the fifth post-Atlantean period. It will
    • of this ahrimanic opposition — for such it is — salvation
    • — must encounter opposition and pass through trials. We see
    • what tremendous and growing opposition there is to social
    • understanding and liberty of thought. But this opposition is not
    • time are, and what man's position is with regard to them. Many people
    • and is at the same time a necessity for the fifth post-Atlantean
    • of talk nowadays about the necessity for the individual treatment of
    • intelligent circulation of as many positive descriptions as possible
    • of how the human being actually develops, a positive natural history
    • what are the positive connections of spiritual science with the
    • earnestness with which he enjoins upon his readers the necessity for
    • soul is the spirit-self, the natural predisposition for which
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    • an experience of the transition from one thought into another, from one
    • are followed — the exact opposite is
    • Another was by adopting certain positions of the body. One exercise was to
    • position by crossing his legs and sitting on them and so on. What was
    • Indian yogi learned it, too, but by crossing his legs and sitting on
    • realm of thought. There are exercises of an opposite kind; among them are
    • necessity he must be for his earthly tasks — the aim was not to portray
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    • has lost the experience of such transitions in later life. In very
    • and to be ready to contemplate the necessity of mighty changes in our own
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    • and Countess Keyserlingk. I know from my former visits what a
    • visitors from a distance. Yet on the other hand, considering the
    • hospitality to so many visitors and for so many days, in the way in
    • statement seems absurd to those who have heard University lectures on
    • the magnet-needle itself for the cause of the peculiar position it
    • professors of the University of Leipzig also had wives. Gustav
    • surface. In either case the intensity with which the Saturn-forces
    • the transitory nature — that which surrounds the trees with
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    • depends above all on the composition of the sandy portion of the
    • when they are received into the Earth. The opposite is true of the
    • situation. Towards the end of January the mineral substances of the
    • most positive hints from knowledge which at first sight seems remote.
    • affinity to a particular cosmic situation, it tends to bring the seed
    • into that situation whereby the forces work from the right cosmic
    • Naturally, this will necessitate our developing a proper science of
    • that which is formed as the opposite pole, from the head inward.
    • — you have the position which the “agricultural
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    • Earth-evolution carbon alone was deposited or precipitated. Only at a
    • you will have a true idea, of the necessity of nitrogen for the life
    • nay more it becomes sentient and sensitive inside the Earth. Strange
    • only becomes alive but sensitive inside the Earth; and this is
    • bearer of that mysterious sensitiveness which is poured out over the
    • In a word, nitrogen pours out over all things a kind of sensitive
    • Nitrogen is the sensitive mediator, even as in our human
    • lines there is that which develops as the astral, as the transition
    • are united together in protein. Now we are in a position to
    • He who is sensitive
    • sensitive cognition. Once more we ought to feel the chalk or
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    • science. And yet, to-day no man of science believes in this proposition.
    • but positively harmful, and a man will remain most healthy if he only
    • substance into the body — to be deposited in the body
    • about. What the body needs, on the other hand, so as to deposit substances
    • the skin and the breathing. Whatever the body has to receive and deposit
    • the exact opposite. I say heart-rending, because we must admit, it is
    • more or less in process of decomposition, and perhaps of animal decomposition-products
    • in process of decomposition — such earthly matter contains etherically
    • product in process of decomposition — you will find it easier
    • all plant-growth has this slightly parasitic quality. It grows like
    • a parasite out of the living earth. And it must be so.
    • permeate the earth with the requisite degree of life. We must come to
    • is formed which sends the currents inward with more than usual intensity.
    • parasites — the minutest of living creatures — and find
    • in it a good nutritive soil. These parasitic creatures are therefore
    • so that it now seethes round in the opposite direction.
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    • I even showed how we can imagine the transition from a thrown-up hillock
    • positive ways and means at the same time. No doubt, what I have now
    • negative it generally helps us little; we must have positive principles
    • to set over against it. That is the point in every case! If positive
    • this proposition. It is, as a matter of fast, impossible to do so.
    • great intensity, precisely where living things are concerned. Now, however,
    • becomes inwardly sensitive — truly sensitive and sentient, we
    • might almost say intelligent. It will not suffer any undue decompositions
    • is that it should be inwardly consistent, with really nutritive intensity.
    • Indeed if it were not so, we should be in a very awkward position over
    • with silicic acid, it will grow sensitive to all things, and will draw
    • sensitive. We can bring about a wonderful interplay in Nature, by giving
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    • ash, you will have concentrated in the ash the very opposite force to
    • worker. Your premiss is wrong; your experiment has proved the opposite.
    • comes). This, you sec, is precisely the opposite of the constellation
    • by its position in vernal point.
    • yet nevertheless with some intensity — manifold forces of growth
    • Through its very intensity, it will work itself out more in the lower
    • of soil for other organisms. Parasites and fungoid growths arise all
    • by a weakening but by an over intensity of the Moon-forces. If we merely
    • the opposite conclusion, but we should be wrong. Perception shows it
    • not a healing process in the proper sense; it is simply the opposite
    • plants and animals — even the parasites in the plants —
    • It is the very opposite of what we should do to gain a relationship
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    • on the tree — and which is therefore describable as a parasitic
    • more intensity of life, than the earth otherwise has, i.e.
    • if you acquire a certain sensitiveness to the diverse aromas that proceed
    • opposite, the counterpart of that richer astrality which the plant —
    • parasitically growing on the tree — brings about in the neighbourhood
    • it has a certain intensity of life. Now the cambium damps down this
    • and notably the harmful parasites. The harmful parasites go together
    • — the mushrooms, being akin to the bacteria and other parasitic
    • beings who were sensitive to these things, some of this insight survived
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    • that the foodstuffs are received from outside and then deposited in
    • The animal absorbs the food — deposits inside it whatever it can
    • organism. But we should also understand the opposite pole. This is a
    • finding its way into the hoof and being there deposited. That is not
    • the opposite is true of the forces. In the head — inasmuch
    • deposited — excreted, separated out — in the brain. But
    • deposited. Whatever is no longer capable of assimilation is deposited
    • to the very end. The premature brain deposit passes out through the
    • must not be merely deposited in the head. From what is there
    • deposited — from what is there in process of disintegration —
    • and as a result they will begin to use themselves, depositing metabolic
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    • very opposite. For example, if here, at this point, we have
    • other stars, on the opposite side
    • for Sagittarius is a human being sitting like a centaur
    • Pisces. It is the sign which marks man's transition
    • turned backwards and the head is sitting on its legs. The
    • they form the lower jaw and man is sitting on it, so that
    • here I can draw a complete human being in a sitting
    • always in a sitting posture, the head does not even attempt
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    • varied impulses of a positive and negative nature are introduced into the
    • intensity and strength with which it was at first lived out by the great
    • becomes free when he is in a position to acquire these forces of the soul in
    • materialism into its opposite, the point where the great thought of the
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    • and predispositions, we become able to suppress the whole tableau of
    • themselves in the position to erect a building and they may think:
    • was therefore an organic necessity for a new style of architecture to
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    • He will not be in a position to observe objects in as accurate and
    • judge the situation correctly, to recognize that what his eye called
    • real world and is not in a position to eliminate these reflections
    • could not extinguish it, he would be in a situation comparable to
    • would be tied to the object. This would be an unbearable situation in
    • person were not in the position to turn from his spiritual
    • situation in relation to the outer world when we are confronted with
    • appears as described. This means to be in the position of allowing
    • is in the position of applying his will impulses. To extinguish, in
    • one beholds the situation with a newly acquired, special faculty of
    • must be in the position, as it were, not to be afraid of the fear,
    • his situation? Because he loves his ease and comfort. This love of
    • for hatred; in the same way one can also say that lassitude, love of
    • must guard on the other hand against the opposite extreme, against
    • through which he is in a position, when he places himself in the
    • matter what his position in life is otherwise. Nevertheless, it is
    • the position once characterized by Schopenhauer with the words,
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    • acquisition of super-sensible knowledge is that we are not taking
    • and Inspiration are we in a position to recognise the evolutionary
    • when we face the necessity of ascending once more to the
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    • feeble powers we should ever be in a position to do much of what has
    • this would put the latter in a false position, unless he interests
    • work disappeared from the minds of educated people. Opposition to old
    • nature without the opposition that would arise if at least it were
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    • easy today to see the necessity for this unification of men all
    • opposition of the national economies to an Earth economy that has
    • parasite upon the rest of the organism. This is not so. If a brief
    • Spirit and speak with such intensity to our souls, if we respond to
    • dominant position in the world he should lend himself to the downfall
    • fact. That is why many men of the West who feel the necessity for
    • for by men. There must be knowledge of the conditions requisite for
    • love and array it in opposition to the destructive elements that have
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    • remembrance aroused a yearning of such intensity for what had
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    • the fiery signs of the times can be regarded as proving the necessity
    • anthroposophic strivings would be a conviction of this necessity in
    • those concerned. And one who is really in a position to see through
    • faces of children, the necessity of using our etheric body for
    • gaining an understanding of the world, and the necessity of
    • too, how much our sense of responsibility for this position has been
    • responsible positions will manage somehow. But nothing good can come
    • if those who hold responsible positions to-day still harbour the old
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    • necessity, in their causal connections. This results in a world
    • all-powerful natural necessity which must be deduced from what
    • will opt for natural necessity. He will declare the experience
    • necessity to include the most intimate experiences of the human
    • necessity. And in the same way he will assess in the light of this
    • necessity, including man, and including the beginning and the end of
    • necessity.”
    • following conclusion: if the realm of natural necessity is as man has
    • natural necessity we accept that the earth is to succumb to
    • leaves him in a situation where he must see the world as split
    • up out of natural necessity like foam bubbles, and like foam bubbles,
    • they vanish.” For, according to natural necessity, what is
    • that can be brought against the proposition that I put forward here, but
    • which we recognise as the world of causal necessity, in its
    • transitoriness, and we recognise the world which we build up out of
    • with inner necessity. This thinking each man can experience now if he
    • human being, spiritual and natural necessity.
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    • conception of the intensity of these feelings.
    • predispositions in man — intellectual aptitudes,
    • predispositions leading to feelings of sympathy or antipathy aroused
    • juxtaposition of morality and intellectuality was prophetically
    • development of humanity brings home to us the necessity of the
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    • This lecture, Nervosität und Ichheit, was given in Munich,
    • they shall do in the given situation. This latter nervousness can
    • who come into high and responsible positions have studied in the way
    • takes it in a healthy way, Anthroposophy should have precisely the opposite
    • the like; it is extremely good to learn them also in the opposite
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    • The Position of
    • (as part of a course for university graduates)
    • characterise the position of Anthroposophy among the sciences, and to
    • The position
    • position. We learn this dimension from the way in which we build it.
    • life, must first raise ourselves into the vertical position.
    • the upright position. It is in this co-ordinated orientation of right
    • accomplished this transition (this metamorphosis of space) from one
    • outer world and are able to determine our position and motion by
    • movements and relative positions of objects with the help of ideas
    • disposition of the world, quite objective.
    • has reached a definite point, it swings back again to the opposite
    • disposition of soul that man has to-day. He cultivates the scientific
    • Why did man in this former disposition of soul feel the human being as a
    • university study is for us to-day.
    • long for this as we do for a university course. In the knowledge so
    • acquired they had grasped in the disposition of their souls what, in
    • Erigena, but he came to the same disposition of soul
    • remains a kind of deposit, little understood now, in what were called
    • one may well say: Anthroposophy knows its position in respect to the
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    • perceived in super-sensible worlds, so must one be in a position to
    • directed, as by inner necessity, through the fact that friends came
    • apprehension of space needed for sensitive, artistic creation if one
    • whole inner man in his opposition to the cosmos. We express the manner
    • self, in so far as it is courageous, in opposition to the external
    • at work on the head, one comes through the inner necessity of artistic
    • necessity felt, above all, by the Greeks. They would never have
    • think of yourself as equipped with the sensitive powers of an
    • opposition also. What comes from the human being is active there and
    • transition from observation to artistic perception, and to artistic
    • proceed with as much inner, natural necessity as the development of
    • soul. It must experience the tragic situation of the human soul, all
    • the natural transition from Anthroposophy as a body of ideas to
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    • entirely different elemental configuration, with the necessity of
    • eccentric garb and sit down, with his harp-maiden seated in front of
    • development of the spirit. With all intensity he must be able to say
    • method touches the subtly graded differences of the people who sit
    • The culture of the countries situated round the North Sea has
    • the future position of Japan in the Pacific, or how all the trading
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    • develop a keen and sensitive perception for these two worlds — the
    • moon is situated, its matter splits up and disperses like dust into
    • cosmic manifestation of the two opposite processes: in the moon
    • the cosmos. We must become aware of these two opposite activities in
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    • dead, mineral substances deposit themselves in the brain as well
    • is a constant tendency towards the depositing of salts, towards a
    • existence, was simply a consequence of this necessity. If human
    • Opposition to
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    • will find more or less the following situation: — Please do not
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    • cosmically like opposite poles in relation to the soul-life of man living
    • I might say, whole-heartedly in the midst of this situation and he
    • Europe are the very opposite of what exists in Russia, in the East of
    • West to East, in the opposite direction of the sun's ordinary course.
    • order to grasp the true necessity, indeed the historical necessity of
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    • clairvoyance, remained in its original intensity and
    • opposite, namely that the nerves proceed from the heart. If I have to
    • There, we may find positive knowledge
    • pointing to the spiritual world. Just as we obtain positive
    • have, here, a positive knowledge referring to the spiritual world. In
    • spread also this kind of positive knowledge concerning the spiritual
    • reaching the positive results of spiritual science, if we find it
    • concrete positive results of spiritual-science. Indeed, they nourish
    • aversion of penetrating into the positive concrete results of
    • may indeed send his son to the university, if he is to become a
    • wisdom. Concrete results of a positive spiritual research are
    • positive concrete details of spiritual facts. “What is
    • traditionally, a mysticism which despises to penetrate into positive
    • of a general nature. True spiritual science arouses opposition. In
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    • caused by natural or economic necessity, and as leaving no
    • Asiatic temperament. The social necessities of Europe are
    • such as to supply all the conditions requisite for a solution
    • thought and feeling requisite for knowing what freedom is,
    • judges sit and pass judgment on human actions — just as
    • it working as though Justice were sitting over there beyond,
    • do. Lenin and Trotsky were in a position to put Marxianism
    • National Being. And herein lies the profound inward falsity
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    • as well. He becomes a University professor; so he has some
    • entered from the opposite side. What a wretched-looking
    • only seen myself, for a looking-glass was hanging opposite
    • getting in opposite, looked rather like an out-of-work
    • situation. Perplexed, at a loss on account of what has
    • Hussite movement, in Wycliffe and in others. There were all
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    • am always referring to the human head. On the opposite side
    • position behind which there is, for example, the Ram, or from
    • position in relation to the Cosmos. According to how the Moon
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    • Transitory are revealed to our eyes of soul. And in
    • expression in the Transitory and then vanishes again,
    • For them it represented a transition from the profound,
    • imitated this transition from a state of complete inner
    • perquisites of erudition. Nevertheless it was a moving
    • actors might visit a brothel. In the village this was a
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    • necessity — only then will he enter the state that may be
    • Buddhism, for the idea of reincarnation arises of necessity from an
    • transition from this ancient clairvoyance of the human soul to our
    • symbolically described as “sitting under the Bodhi tree.”
    • the necessity for re-birth, for since it has no resemblance to
    • necessity.
    • Buddha sitting under the Bodhi tree, rising to enlightenment as an
    • — these two pictures stand clearly before us. Buddha sits under
    • opposite conception, for it can be thus interpreted: “I
    • such that we can only know man's real position through the works of
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    • about the necessity for proper air, light, nourishment, sanitation,
    • of its opposite. The most one can say is that materialism has been
    • have true understanding. The position of the doctor nowadays is that
    • then the position of each individual in the community will be quite
    • instance, measure the consequences of allowing our children to sit in
    • — these people have a much stronger predisposition to epidemic
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    • and walk. Thus the adaptation of the body to the position of
    • because the earthly position of equilibrium and the whole system of
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    • live on beyond the gate of death. Birth and death were transitory
    • came to feel death in earthly existence with any intensity. Whereas
    • great intensity among the ancient Egyptians, for instance. They
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    • entirely new and fresh forces. We may say without hesitation that, as
    • children, could actually become the one who assumed the position at
    • differences created by social position and race; we are not yet
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    • he moves his legs, he changes his position in external space. This is
    • into all the spatial positions which are traced, for example,
    • we would seek the transition from Will to Feeling in ourselves —
    • grown beyond the position in which it was when you were 12 years
    • the same hard-and-fast transition as the mere intellect. We are led
    • to perceive a gradual transition. The mere intellect says : The
    • use of this transition, from three to two and on to one dimension. If
    • should find more easily the transition to the soul's life. For
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • into opposition to the well-founded results of the investigations carried
    • science were compelled to take a stand in opposition to a branch of
    • material far away and deposit them in other parts. We see the ground
    • covered by such alluvial deposits and we must conceive that in the
    • same way, in far distant times, successive layers of deposits were
    • deposits from earlier and ever earlier times, successively overlaid
    • to determine how one layer has been deposited over the subjacent
    • deposited or successive lower beds did not yet exist, and that in
    • of the still undeveloped animals which were entombed in the deposits
    • today as alluvial deposits washed up by river-action or the like in
    • reckoned how many years it has taken for that layer to be deposited
    • our earth which preceded all “life.” For the composition
    • monument of the time. Sitting on a high, bare summit with a free view
    • accumulations of alluvial deposits have interposed themselves between
    • planet, that even the oldest strata are alluvial deposits from water
    • of seething fire, but to watery deposits — and only in the
    • The order of their superpositions shows that alluvial deposits have
    • prerequisites for conditions prevailing in an earlier time?
    • suppositions in regard to what precedes the granite-age; likewise geology
    • can have no more than suppositions about conditions in the interior of the
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • there; it takes certain presuppositions for granted. Thinking
    • are situated in the body. Here too are to be found the thought-forces
    • cherries had the propensity of making a sign or mark somewhere or
    • be fathomed by means of pictures. You must take up a position
    • imagination in some definite situation in life; visualise an
    • tried to indicate to-day that thinking lies at the opposite pole. A
    • when we consider him in connection with these polar opposites.
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    • Und dadrinnen sitzen die Gedankenkräfte (Pfeile), die
    • ja annehmen, daß jetzt in einem der Gedanke sitzt: Ja, wenn man
    • die Nebulosität herein verfallen. Sie hätten zuletzt
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    • position to carry out the idea of a building in Munich it must be
    • we must follow the positive and admit that something powerful was
    • point as this we are naturally in an unpleasant position; that cannot
    • extremely arrogant! This is the unpleasant position in which we find
    • Here we take the position that in our view there is no room for
    • into we may perhaps come upon a very awkward situation, and be
    • opposite side that the being spoken of there lived 105 years before
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    • all the possibilities and diversities of what we call a feeling of
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    • knowledge. For what would be the opposite of this spirit? It would be
    • two opposite Cosmic poles; devoted absorption in that which is
    • two great opposites. Personal will fatally opposes the permeation of
    • as follows: Let us imagine the Spirits of Wisdom as sitting at the
    • outer are the two opposites which we now meet. The earlier and the
    • opposites appear at the end of ancient Saturn; but they repeat
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • there the opposite comes to pass. There it is the case that the
    • necessitate any strengthening of the positive impulses of will,
    • the transition from the conditions of ancient Sun to those of ancient
    • acquisition by man of the qualities of renunciation and
    • so doing they passed from mortality to immortality, from a transitory
    • accepted it. Thus it became possible for the opposite of resignation
    • opponent in opposition to Him. This picture makes such a profound
    • placed in opposition to them by the gods themselves. For this reason
    • would, through a certain position in the cosmos which has the same
    • fact that certain powers place themselves in opposition to the
    • opposition of immortality to the transitory is brought before our
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • the beginning of an opposition to those who rejected it. So that when
    • to the Moon, the same disposition of mind as in Cain; in them the
    • are particularly sensitive. He perhaps may have been blamed for
    • end of the matter. Now children are very specially sensitive to
    • they were in a very special position. And as we can hardly rise into
    • never create the same inner disposition of Soul as would have been
    • upon a corresponding disposition of the Soul. Who does not know the
    • planet in relation to a Sun: if it always occupied the same position
    • that; but it is able to take in the transitory idea of the other
    • consciousness. Hence a situation must arise which artistically
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    • sense be satisfied. You must picture the position very clearly in
    • exalted Entities united as a Sun, and then, in one position, as a
    • different position from the plants. But the earth may in this respect
    • such and such a position, then He whom they call the Christ must have
    • position of the constellations in the Macrocosm. Anyone who
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • the light of the present situation, woeful as it is, it seems
    • events now taking place are the opposite of our own intentions,
    • have to say it is the opposite of the stream which has led to
    • opposite is the case.
    • This is a law, an iron necessity. One way to characterize the
    • not in a position to have it.
    • the ancient Egyptians called ‘iron necessity’.
    • present situation.
    • them — sitting in libraries for months, years and
    • wants to gain a little understanding of the present position,
    • fools. This is the kind of situation where people would see
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • outward positions people hold in social life their true
    • positions. People are usually completely different inside
    • old; but the opposite is true for humanity as a whole.
    • was a thorn in the flesh at first, being in opposition, but
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • differ but often are the direct opposite of the truths that
    • professor of mechanical engineering at the university —
    • other situations in life when to be thus ‘given
    • surprising that in the situation which has arisen because it
    • time — it is part of the chaotic situation we are in
    • The tragic situation of today makes tremendous demands on the
    • of opposition. Being unable to get the excitement of
    • surprised if there is opposition. We might take up the points
    • sources from which such Opposition has Sprung.
    • effort than to take up the points the opposition is making.
    • opposite: We should not turn our attention away from the
    • this. For when people speak in opposition today it is not
    • way. But one should not sit back and accept; one should not
    • you must look for the reasons in the existing situation.
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • necessity’. As part of this iron necessity, entities
    • electricity, of the changes in atmospheric density which has
    • with all its power and intensity.
    • it means to enter into iron necessity. Looking for an easy
    • into the iron necessities of human evolution. Civilization
    • — a clear picture of the necessity which exists — is
    • These, too, are iron necessities. Now, of course, there is
    • this direction, but then goes in the opposite direction.
    • evolution you will create the opposite effect, and you will
    • course, messengers of Ahriman. The iron necessity of world
    • necessity; they have to bring about the destruction that will
    • blindly, as if asleep, into what iron necessity demands of
    • of twenty-four, just finished at university where he may have
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • give brief outlines of aspects which in the present situation
    • are getting more and more difficult today and the situation
    • many things Franz Brentano's sensitive mind has produced is a
    • the realm of the spirit. A mind sensitive to present
    • situation we must penetrate with a perceptive mind. We are
    • heads are hidden from view — the people who are sitting
    • philistinism is the opposite of a true understanding of human
    • there will be situations in future when it will be difficult
    • and ideas to match the complexity of the situation.
    • which meet the real situation. There will be vast numbers of
    • philosophies of life will be in complete opposition. One
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality
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    • are always, wherever we are — whether sitting, standing
    • how sensitive we have to be in dealing with these things if
    • a modern philosopher, your normal kind of university
    • — so that for five minutes he were in a position to ask
    • physical world and exactly the opposite in the spiritual
    • must not merely take account of outer human situations, as
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • weight to a figure is missing. You may say: If one is sitting
    • This is the concrete situation as regards the spiritual
    • alternating periods, periods when weightless situations and
    • to reality, not just to outer illusion. A transition will
    • for the opposition to anthroposophy: people are afraid of
    • maya, illusion — must be set aside and the opposite put
    • cases we would have the situation we have in the case of
    • often necessary to do the opposite of what we want to achieve
    • in life one has to do the opposite. This is certainly
    • someone on the teaching staff of a university who teaches
    • assume the individual concerned found himself in a situation
    • abominable if someone lets his opposition to someone induce
    • opposite direction. Humanity must learn to live on two levels
    • allow this to take us to the opposite, equally lackadaisical
    • There are situations in life when serious objections must be
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • The situation
    • which comes a little later. It is always the situation that
    • peculiar situation with regard to reality. People no longer
    • situation and you will find this everywhere.
    • commented on them in a positive way. So I think it will be
    • analogy we are apt to find ourselves in the situation which
    • — I know the figures do not fit, but the real situation
    • situation, of economic factors and the trade situation, this
    • situation arises? The point is that we must draw the right
    • conclusions from such a situation, so that the war actually
    • with anything where the opposite has proved true. Reality is
    • absolute truth; they cannot even imagine that the opposite
    • the right political situation and makes the people happy.
    • to concentrate on the real situation. Some of the tirades to
    • occupied for centuries and where one is now able to sit and
    • tell the world: ‘You should all sit on chairs like
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • position. They were placed on earth at that time. And we can
    • situation, however, is well aware that psychic or spiritual
    • Eastern Europe. At best we have the situation of the
    • situation. The problem we have to face now is how to get out
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • Society you are in a position to hear of these things and to
    • friends, know of the spiritual situation I have described and
    • situation with the world is just like the situation you
    • 1879 the situation is like this: people go to school
    • also in its full intensity.
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    • situation is reversed again: the more spiritual line goes
    • the position held by animals. Think of a line drawn from the
    • Being lifted out, human beings are in a position (this does,
    • composition, for human beings have approximately as many
    • possible. If a situation is created where in later life
    • continues, and if our university students continue to be
    • opposites, and let one prove fruitful for the other.
    • real thought to them, yet are positively smacking their lips
    • about completely opposite things Thus he rejects the
    • complete opposition, for anthroposophy does not exist for
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • nineteenth century the situation has been completely
    • you get exactly the opposite of their function in more recent
    • time when hereditary traits were passed on in a positive
    • enter into a physical body, but this is a transitional stage.
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • Leipzig University, and at the present time the mysteries of
    • at Leipzig University — the
    • beauty. For thirty years I yielded to necessity rather than
    • at the university, for there was no interest in Part 2. When he
    • exposition would mostly be on Part 2. The age of acumen and
    • achievements of our time and positively wallow in those
    • adequate. We have been able to see the opposite trend at work
    • sound too much in opposition to the ideas which have been
    • sufficient insight into the current situation. People simply
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • the transition from the fourth to the fifth post-Atlantean
    • As I said, they were mainly involved. Try with all intensity
    • make the transition from the blood to the nervous system.
    • transition to the nervous system. By the early 1840s the
    • is sitting on the box and guiding the horse with the reins.
    • acumen, positively intervene in life. Go back to the slave
    • of transition. Are there any special reasons why history, in
    • history at all the universities on earth. This reminds me of
    • This individual taught criminal law at a university. He
    • sciences. History is merely a product of transition. It only
    • physical world in future — the position of the sun next
    • position of the sun. Generally speaking, however, the course
    • when it makes the transition from its 100 years of existence
    • situation through the way in which the story is told, in the
    • believe the opposite of what is really true. This gives the
    • Everything said about antagonism and opposition between
    • excellent exposition on the extremely difficult position in
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • being has placed himself in a certain opposition to his guiding
    • willed thinking which is something positive and real, when this
    • consciousness posits a fall of man at the beginning of the historical
    • intensity and wakefulness, to be a sinner, one now fell
    • knowledge the realization that man is in a position to set up the
    • flourish rather than the positive side.
    • recognition that the raising of man is a necessity, we must also see
    • must positively develop the courage to raise ourselves again into the
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    • første tid av sitt liv, før dets Jeg-bevissthet
    • mennesket, så det ut fra sitt Jeg, når
    • dens stilling og bygg, - hvordan reisningsevnen fikk sitt
    • menneskelige tanke sitt høydepunkt i den setning: Tankens
    • erindringer. Mennesket vil kunne se tilbake på sitt liv og
    • tilbake på sitt eget daglige liv. Man vil ikke i sitt
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    • of thinking; not of its corpse, they would realise the necessity of
    • positively shows something that is pushing mankind below its level.
    • necessities dictated by scientific investigation.
    • man's consciousness and in his soul-disposition in the course of time.
    • University, like Zeller himself, and not at the Platonic Academy.
    • University in the 19th century. Yet all that tradition relates of
    • not realise that they must transport their whole disposition of soul
    • for ourselves a consciousness of the development of man's soul-disposition,
  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • intensity of physical life, the ecstasy of physical life, is reached
    • Easter festival fixed according to the visible positions of
    • prefer to ignore them. But it is a duty and a necessity to call
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    • small circles, this general presupposition of the spiritual content
    • position, if the natural scientific concepts of the nineteenth
    • difficult position if he has worked through to what should be said
    • regard to their material composition, and what we dig up today out of
    • lead to the next. We can ask ourselves, what is the situation with
    • full recognition of the situation to say that our physical earth is
    • insensitive to the kernel at only one spot. If the kernel slips to
    • to its earlier position. Such starch cells are found in all plants
    • that the outer surface is actually always a composite of many small,
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    • necessity.’ We must turn our attention to those events
    • should make one hesitate to pronounce such judgments. Having
    • described the general world-situation of to-day as proceeding
    • reality, the greatest transition-time of all Earth-evolution.
    • to-day with a like necessity, as the aforesaid Luciferic
    • practising secrecy. To-day the very opposite must happen: the
    • knowledge works in the opposite direction. Humanity, in this
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    • historic evolution for 66 years more. Thus the intensity of
    • movable; determined by the positions of the Sun and Moon.
    • by no means all of equal intensity; some of them work more
    • of view Spiritual Science is indeed in sharpest opposition to
    • transition from the old Mysteries to the new. I said that
    • very opposite, the greatest things of human evolution, can
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    • observe the Moon establishing its various positions through
    • there in Man himself. Such is the inner composition a book like
    • position, as compared with a certain epoch of the past. For
    • positive is most certainly connected with the negative
    • forget that the spread of Christianity — the positive
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    • The lecture presented here was given at the University of Christiania
    • University of Christiana
    • the acquisition of real super-sensible knowledge entails above
    • acquisition of conscious super-sensible knowledge outside the
    • acquires greater intensity through super-sensible knowledge. We
    • spiritual science of Anthroposophy can add to the acquisitions of
    • mirror with its foil and investigate its composition, so we can
    • head develops in an entirely different position from that of man.
    • developing in accordance with this position of the spine.
    • the rigid scientific necessity of Nature to which also the human
  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • “Am I in a position to give reality to what I produce
    • reality? Am I in a position to turn my moral sense towards
    • that does not as yet possess its own bodily position in the
    • world, to that of a being that conquers its own bodily position;
    • namely, the erect walk, the vertical position.
    • children in an unprejudiced way know this). To find our position
    • its vertical position and erect walk. And when the human being,
    • natural conditions, man's erect position and walk. They also try
    • position to take up his human essence but only in a position to
    • were able to follow exercises for the acquisition of higher
    • us. As spiritual investigators, we should be in a position to
    • necessity and really is already a necessity at the present time,
    • legs and sitting upon them, so that other world currents streamed
    • wonderful way by the position which a real spiritual knowledge is
    • descended, when the disposition appeared in the development of
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    • University of Christiania
    • composition of the blood or in other qualities of the bodily
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    • that speaks to receptive souls in the movements and positions of
    • spoke out of the path and position of the stars! This Word
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    • place in the universe. We are able to grasp man's position in the
    • Man's position on
    • something which is the very opposite of man. The reality of
    • intensity or clearness of dreams, but dreams are pictures,
    • not flow out of man's free will, but out of the necessity guiding
    • with pathological conditions, for these are positively
    • opposition, whereas there should at last be a progress, evident
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • When we emancipate ourselves from the necessities of earthly
    • deprive him of freedom; it may call forth inner necessities, but
    • find necessity. We may therefore say that the world which man
    • illusion. When he passes through death, necessity imprisons him,
    • the situation of present-day mankind from the standpoint of
    • to the inner necessity, to his instincts, impulses, and passions.
    • death, he is overcome by lack of freedom, by the necessity of
    • this is an erroneous University conception which has no
    • freedom in this; it was altogether the result of necessity. Man
    • disposition to freedom in the illusory aspect of the world which
    • instincts and passions, thus falling a prey to necessity. By
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    • from a kind of alien position, as it were, to a transcendental
    • the necessity of treading a spiritual path. He needs it in view
    • prefer to avoid. The opposition of modern people to Anthroposophy
    • Anthroposophical Movement began as a purely positive activity. No
    • defamation. The nature of such an opposition shows how well the
    • progress by discussion. Only positive work enables us to
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    • desired to prepare their lives with this moral intensity.
    • consciousness of the necessity of a reunion of what remains
    • progress is not in itself in a position to lead man to any
    • forget that not only a transitory but an eternal Christmas exists, an
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • animosity. Blood, so much blood saturates our earth. We have
    • through all animosity, through all antipathy, through all hate, a
    • spiritual science — what is really the situation with the
    • transition to presenting portions of it in the local language
    • participants, was what brought people closer to the situation. And
    • have just been speaking. The situation itself poured its holiness
    • this meaning. This is what happens to Haeckel. Then the situation
    • proud today — and justifiably so - is not in a position out
    • colleges and universities. The words I have read to you are those
    • people who are in a position to shape something that can be healing
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    • The eye had to become insensitive to physical colour, the ear to
    • opposition to Ormuzd; in course of time, however, their existence
    • pass along one side, we arrive at the opposite, the highest point. If
    • impulse in opposition to this. But the spiritual activities of the
    • to thirty-one Izods occupy the same subordinate position to the
    • opposition of Ahriman. His teaching was intended to aid mankind to a
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    • that in the course of evolution there have been many transitional
    • positions of the Heavenly Bodies, images of their own super-sensible
    • forces — forces which had determined the positions of all the
    • the Portal of Death, to learn of the transition from physical to
    • — in short the transition experienced in actual death. He had
    • deeply bound up with the floods of the Nile, with the deposits swept
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    • points to the presence of the spiritual that our curiosity cannot fail
    • you here that there must be a transition from moisture containing air to
    • university lecture. The professor assembles as many people as possible
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    • I might add — for the satisfaction of spiritual curiosity; it is a
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    • hábitos como estos. Necesitamos, por ejemplo, ser sinceros de nuevo
    • necesitamos, un nacimiento de vida espiritual. Entonces, vamos a
  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • are then in a position to bring clarity into a realm where with the
    • a definite position in space. in the moment that follows the going to
    • short, we live our way into the cosmos with far greater intensity than
    • transition stage that leads over to another consciousness, which will
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    • Anthroposophist of to-day finds himself in a position similar to
    • lies the same disposition of thought as we find in the
    • execution by the inquisition. Still, Anthroposophists hold their
    • Anthroposophy there can be no opposition. The
    • and not opposition exists between the different spheres of
    • Anthroposophical truths are not in opposition to the truths of
    • precarious position, because those conceptions themselves rest
    • their opposite sympathies during the North-American Civil War. I
    • same position towards them as towards those people who, when
    • position and his mission in the world. And where this begins all
    • serious views of life I get from my father: my happy disposition
    • necessity from this point of view.
    • time a moral necessity, an absolute moral duty.
    • replace it in situations where it has hitherto been considered
    • may object to the above exposition on the grounds that Natural
    • necessity at this view. Julius Baumann, Professor of Philosophy
    • about the same position as the thinker who observes that two
    • higher kind of curiosity. To raise knowledge till you can grasp
    • the exposition of a thinker, however careful he may be to
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    • how much depends, in expositions of this kind, on
    • plant-forms, like parasites, are, as it were, planted on to
    • with the necessity of continually mastering life within
    • upon the egg. In what is formed as disposition, as different
    • just as much a necessity as the truth proclaimed in the
    • does it stand positively in contradiction to the laws of that
    • organism the disposition to fatigue can only be caused by its
    • understood if one takes its opposite into consideration, in
    • we are not yet in a position to meditate and reflect upon
    • position of the human memory in general; what is the nature
    • inner training in which the Ego is not present, the position
    • future, so far are we in a position to look into the past.
    • that we may place opposite the words of Shakespeare this
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    • difficult position if we were to apply to the astral plane
    • the very opposite of what takes place in the kingdom of man
    • the human body was not so dense; this density of the physical
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • existence upon their claim of being in a position to bring
    • deposited therein. He said that life can spring only from
    • position of parent or teacher, and see the gradual
    • ridiculous by those who sit upon the lofty seat of science
    • early. True it is, that from his predispositions one can
    • the phenomena of nature was an early predisposition. We see
    • the University in Leipzig. He should have become a lawyer,
    • with Faust, we could say that he was in the same position as
    • collapses; there is only necessity — there is
    • spiritual ear sensitized. Hence does Goethe show us in the
    • opposition eternally. And from the very beginning
    • Faust's blindness in advanced age; his physical site has
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    • be sitting here or there under the Christmas-tree in the way
    • yet sitting under the Christmas-tree. And all of you who are
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    • instruction. Hence the necessity, if we would understand
    • extraordinarily interesting to study a University discourse
    • opposite view, and he attended a demonstration on the human
    • might also be used to support the opposite view.” The
    • gave in 1894 as Rector of the Vienna University. In this
    • actual composition of matter in space.
    • owing to certain historical necessities, arose during the
    • of what was to come. Hence their fierce opposition to the
    • Science. We have now indicated Galileo's position in the
    • requisite for our senses and for our reason, which is
    • Sun. We must put ourselves in the position of the men of that
    • Euden composita ordine, etaedem
    • situation which we have described above, Goethe saw the
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    • composition of “Faust” was Goethe's companion
    • testament. The composition of certain important passages of
    • step by step, and to experience all vicissitudes in his own
    • necessity of the lessons of life; it shows us that it is
    • in a position to survey at a glance the branches of the
    • in this, another in the opposite direction, an so on.
    • forward by another, I would reject him unhesitatingly.”
    • said by the professor of one university of his colleague of
    • another university. And the disagreement mentioned is one of
    • a position to formulate such a thought at all, must also
    • this supposition. Beings whose corporeality is of such
    • disposition to do justice to Goethe in a small degree. On the
    • human being; the necessity of life makes it possible for us
    • attain a greater intensity of the inner life. Not the mere
    • lectures on Goethe at the university of Königsberg. He
    • hesitate, even when great numbers are present at a course of
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    • a position to reveal himself, i.e. spiritual beings can now
    • opposite of what has been described. The comparison has been
    • arise. We find in life monism, materialism, positivism,
    • agree with what is thus brought forward really positively.
    • theosophy? In both of which I emphasised this positive
    • attitude. If this is possible of two opposite standpoints,
    • conceive then that the truth lies between two opposite
    • opinions, yet this is like sitting between two chairs,
    • between two opposite opinions, but this problem — the
    • take position as fact in the middle — between the
    • but also the necessity of self-knowledge through which man
    • put in the position of facing himself. That shows itself in
    • that he sits, as it were, in a glass house, and the
    • position to understand what is investigated, once it is
    • out the details, sharply, has often reached the position of
    • to the opposition on introducing postage stamps, as the
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • position in the widest sense of the term. For it goes without
    • man or another represents in his official position, we
    • position, and many an extraneous factor comes into play at this
    • position in life. As you are well aware, the Karma of vocation
    • He can occupy a high position and yet his vocation may only be
    • not even that. Nor must you imagine that the position then
    • very opposite tendency — that of selecting the worst, the
    • position — having vacated his professorship —
    • way. In their inherent forces they often signify the opposite
    • the course of our life depends on the situation into which we
    • more into a certain family, a certain situation or set of
    • is what shapes the situations of our life. (It goes on working, of
    • given situations of our life. It battles against all that
    • body works so to create life's situation; and the Ego
    • hand what strives to maintain him in a certain situation, and
    • Creating our life's situation.
    • life's situation.
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    • feel this latent cruelty in the whole manner of exposition. In
    • absolute necessity to the 5th post-Atlantean age. Merely to
    • out with necessity) — let us assume as an hypothesis what
    • been in the first train, but had been sitting quietly at home
    • report should be to recommend the transition to a kind of
    • himself. Imagine the judge's situation. But he falls
    • very minute when he visited him in his bedroom.
    • the searchlights which illumine life's situations. Now you will
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • gain an idea of the individual man's position in
    • which is to some extent in opposition to the preceding
    • — he above all encounters opposition. Opposition
    • opposition is guided and directed everywhere by spiritual
    • we can understand it, if opposition arises on all hands
    • harmless. University Professors go from country to country
    • moreover, there was a certain necessity for a kind of
    • sighs and their anxieties: what situation would she not bring
    • thought, the situation might become very dangerous even
    • position to know that this is so, and to perceive the
    • positive realism, born of the conglomerated mediocrity of
    • what is pursued in our Universities to-day and passes thence
    • which will only take its stand on external, positivist
    • as to gain a true judgment of the position into which he
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    • case of opposition against someone. And now you will
    • want to; but then we are negatively superstitious. Positive
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    • the prerequisite knowledge demanded by this school, either
    • will, an upright lift of the whole man, from whatever situation
    • can certainly say that a sensitive feeling will find in the way
    • can be broken through when such a karmic situation exists as
    • nature with the greatest intensity when we see a child
    • which we live. When we are sensitive to such thoughts, we are
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    • This is the situation to which we are introduced. We are shown;
    • Each one has met with life's vicissitudes,
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    • your attention to the fact that they must of necessity incorporate
    • certain degree of opposition.
    • only be able to offer their proper, free and positive contributions
    • unity. This situation will be considerably modified in the future
    • are in a position therefore to observe the coexistence and continuity
    • are able to sit together in this hall, people who have come here from
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • endowed with clairvoyant consciousness and visits the various
    • create a situation in which man appears to be stimulated fortuitously
    • description of the situation accords with an important fact in the
    • definitions. The authors must of necessity give different
    • definitions need not of necessity be false; they are simply subject
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    • etheric body and since these three modifications are situated not in
    • by a people during the period of transition from youth to age in
    • situation, namely, the severance of Portugal from Spain, where a
    • emphasize this in an abstract way; we must be in a position to apply
    • their evolution. The question that now arises is what is the position
    • diversity of types could exist on Earth.
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    • nature-forces in the Cosmos a necessity, but that for the creation of
    • position to bestow upon man prematurely that which he ought to
    • situation would have been totally different, so that everything
    • opposition to the intentions of the Spirits of Form, so to speak —
    • is for example a point or a centre of cosmic influence situated in
    • now, they owed that disposition of soul peculiar to the ancient
    • curiosity upon his environment, so does the man of the old Indian
    • with this narrowing of the geographical area a critical situation
    • approves or disapproves; it depends upon evolutionary necessity. To
    • deny this necessity is pointless; it serves only to put obstacles in
    • nation occupies an intermediate position between the race and the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • that we shall share not only the positive or perhaps also the
    • up from the South. We may picture the situation somewhat as follows:
    • forth continually both day and night. In this situation man is in the
    • same position as the miller who is aware of the sound of his mill
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    • species spread over the whole Earth, but that a diversity of
    • special disposition following upon the separation of the Moon, the
    • the separation of the Sun was a necessity for the following reasons:
    • situated in the interior of Africa. If we state that the Negro race
    • therefore, they work in opposition to these six Elohim. At the same
    • in the one case, the Mars Spirits in opposition to the six Elohim
    • central nervous system which are situated in the brain and spinal
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    • experiencing the same situation today) namely, that the Archangels,
    • recognize the necessity for both.
    • prominent position as Spirit of the Age (Time Spirit). Something
    • these Mysteries was situated in Western Europe and there the
    • several peoples were hardly in a position to permit any of the
    • diversity. The Archangels who took their orders from the Time Spirit
    • Hence, because the great centre of spiritual inspiration was situated
    • that this Norse mythology depicts the native predisposition of the
    • predisposition which has retained its original form and which is
    • composition and characteristic development, gives a deeper or clearer
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    • Whence all the activity and positive influence of the various Angels
    • bold, clear outlines of the influence or positive activity of the
    • they experienced directly the transition from the old perception to
    • this direct transition. They preserved a clairvoyant memory of an
    • the Moon and of the evolutionary transition to the later
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    • immediate transition from this clairvoyant state to a consciousness
    • Asuras of Light to be in opposition to the Asuras of Darkness.
    • this time the Indians pursued exactly the opposite course. They lived
    • saw these two powers and took up a position midway between them. He
    • external situation may arise from a variety of causes. The death of
    • circles one is already sufficiently advanced to be in a position to
    • but also of the influence of Ahriman which was the polar opposite,
    • Nordic man, of necessity, felt this differently; for a longer period
    • transition is necessary and he must therefore withdraw from the
    • on the physical plane to be a time of transition.
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    • situations in order to nurture it, the ‘I’ which was
    • characters in their positive and negative aspects you will find that
    • cultural diversities were a necessity, for the individual peoples had
    • on as an inner disposition of soul. It was the task of the Southern
    • concrete manner in Solovieff's various expositions of St.
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • occult training is still a necessity. It always presents things in a
    • environment made pilgrimages to visit him, but also people from
    • personal predilection or temperamental predisposition.
    • should be given the name of Buddha, we should unhesitatingly abide by
    • are compelled by the needs of the situation to present the facts as
    • individual initiative and our natural predisposition. We can best
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    • intensity which imbued those who took part in the ancient Mysteries
    • accordance with the necessities of existence, in accordance with the
    • Anthroposophy, according to the dispositions of men's hearts,
    • can only come to a true opinion if we let the necessities of life
    • necessities of existence. However great our personal inclination for
    • necessities of European civilisation, making themselves felt ever
    • what holds sway in the drama, just as positive and negative
    • to your own hearts to judge of these compositions. I myself regard it
    • the musical compositions of our dear friend Arenson. Further I feel
    • passages. You will calmly accept all the long passages necessitated
    • but with the inner necessities of the subject, and we will never
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    • that cosmic forces pass through the heads of the sitting members! We
    • for the requisite conditions for health more to the external physical
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    • opposite of soul or spirit. Now what the man of today means by
    • behind this movement, and we do not talk of an opposition between the
    • caused in the human soul by this opposition between Nature and
    • To such people it is a necessity to inquire into the characteristics
    • today there is a longing to reconcile the opposition between nature
    • and spirit, an opposition which did not yet exist in ancient Greece.
    • that the longing to resolve this opposition is very widely felt. It
    • opposition between spirit and nature. We must set to work out of new
    • in the nature of transitory thought and idea, thought which arises in
    • ancient Greek was really not in a position to examine the microcosm
    • intensity, many things to which particular individuals in modern
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    • the position of the three great gods, Zeus, Poseidon and Pluto in
    • a peculiar position in relation to the other members of the human
    • be in a peculiar position. One can say of the forces of the physical
    • others in a different position. They were Angel Beings in the lowest
    • of them, we are not in a position to understand clearly the course of
    • spirituality with the greatest intensity could not become incarnated
    • immensity of the Christ-event, we see that it is because Christ has
    • opposition. Hence it must necessarily be brought about by the wise
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    • indication that in remote antiquity there was an opposite spiritual
    • say that modern man is like someone who sits firmly and comfortably
    • sit within his house in this way, he was more like a man who walks
    • at as many different points as there are heads sitting here; but out
    • It would be divided up into as many bodies as are sitting here.
    • universities, or to the intellectual training which is applied to
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    • side, from the opposite direction. We know that before man had
    • man we see before us is a composite being. The Greeks felt this and
    • like if we were able to separate the composite form into its
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    • figure of Dionysos; Dionysos had to do with the deepest vicissitudes
    • necessity a complex activity takes place in order that it can become
    • ourselves to this purely theoretical exposition, if we enter into it,
    • ancient Greece a necessity for the pupil of the Mysteries, and is
    • before you in a petty example was in a far higher sense a necessity
    • situation, from an entirely different viewpoint. Without
    • are changed, that they even take on a completely opposite meaning,
    • same way we have to change the names of things into their opposites
    • position to see within the Mystery the teacher who was not to be seen
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    • deposited it within human souls.’ We men can do one of two
    • recognise his evil propensities frankly, and he must go further, he
    • presents us with our debit account. This situation has to be taken
    • from what he was by predisposition in the time which preceded ancient
    • these forces reached the degree of density manifested today by the
    • head, so that we see the etheric body built up in an opposite
    • his natural propensities, are carried along in the etheric stream
    • of Cronos put him in opposition to the general evolution. To repeat
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 9
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    • opposite, direction.
    • worked with especial intensity, unhampered by other forces. We can
    • the Earth, forces working in the opposite direction from those in the
    • the invisible, a composite figure would have to be formed, put
    • necessity he only drew upon tradition, the old clairvoyant forces
    • position to carry to completion what we have already said about the
    • world-wonder — man contains such immensities, you can well
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    • very opposite of the truth. This modern view is not true. The
    • into ourselves we find the opposite of what we find when we expand
    • into ourselves we are confronted as it were by the density of our
    • poles between which lie all vicissitudes of soul — fear of the
    • predisposition to that configuration, that formation of a specific
    • predisposition of the brain? It is not the natural tendency of the
    • which had no prior disposition to speech. The archetypal man had of
    • himself no predisposition to anything, but everything has been formed
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    • within us at the site of the Madonna.
    • August, Duke of Weimar, the friend of Goethe, after a visit to Dresden:
    • of deep emotion at the site of this Sistine Madonna and also of other
    • in the Camera della Segnatura we do indeed feel the transitoriness of
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    • materialism. This is truly a curiosity — to question every psychic
    • mathematical ability is principally dependent on three channels situated
    • situated in the ear and the whole nervous system constituting the spinal
    • were ... Through the different positions of his spine, as compared with
  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • he is in a position to lead Brunnhilde to Gunther his brother-in-law.
    • they increase to the point of monstrosity, every individual feature
    • monstrosity is grotesque, or a paradox; everywhere we have the feeling
    • the magnitude and the power of the acquisitions of this natural science
    • a personality of the transition period from the ancient clairvoyant
    • clairvoyance and the union with Nature. At what period of transition
    • a transitional soul, because with the treasures of the Niebelungen,
    • with the old clairvoyant forces. Hence she stands in opposition to those
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    • sensitive to the secret workings of nature, and thus participates
    • certainly must enter sensitively into the processes of fading
    • soul-disposition of men that should be celebrated at the
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    • taking this in the widest sense to connote a physical deposit,
    • water will separate out as a deposit on the bottom of the glass. (I
    • would be the same if I did). Now a salt-deposit of this kind has the
    • there is a salt-deposit, the spiritual has a clear field of entry. In
    • salt deposits — we have the solid earth-substance, the salt,
    • formative forces in a picture, we come by necessity to an artistic
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    • transition from winter to spring takes place.
    • at the salt-deposits which we have had to treat as the most important
    • deposits, which are indeed a phenomenon of the utmost importance for
    • most important of all deposits in the soil. After all the various
    • the transition to this union with the Earth would consist in this:
    • sensitive and can really live with the course of events in the cosmos
    • by merging his mind and disposition with the earthly and turning him
    • about in the cosmic spaces, they are sensitive to all the secrets of
    • which is sensitive to the secrets of the cosmos through his wings,
    • the salt-deposits of the Earth. For whatever is permeated by
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    • Intelligence shining forth (yellow) as the polaric opposite of the
    • in the way a physicist speaks of positive and negative, of potential
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    • we are to arrive at an understanding of the whole place and situation
    • for when it is summer with us, it is winter in the opposite
    • Michael's gaze is positive, active. And his sword forged out of
    • judgment and warning, at the side of men: the positions are reversed.
    • Michael, coming to meet mankind, with his positive gaze; a gaze that
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    • sitting here are certainly aware. I need only remind you of the
    • Haeckel, for all his opposition to Christianity, could only
    • promote opposition to Christianity, this natural science
    • who understand nothing at all about the composition of
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    • of necessity to read something that mankind must come to know.
    • having induced the requisite conditions in his soul, follows
    • greater intensity over their souls had already then set in.
    • do not say — that I am already in a position to say with
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    • experiences which signified, for Him, what the transition into
    • according to the Fifth Gospel, necessitates the use of certain
    • transcending in intensity anything that the human mind can
    • people think the opposite of the truth. There would be no
    • very high-minded and beautiful exposition is mixed up in this
    • the great universe. With the Christ Being the opposite is the
    • the opposite!
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    • was sitting among the learned doctors and scribes, amazing them
    • stands over the site of one of these earlier places of worship
    • cult on the site of which St. Peter's stands. And the cult
    • Nazareth, I have to say that I am not yet in a position to
    • intensity human misery can reach. He had seen misery in its
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    • sensitive to everything that speaks to man from the world of
    • profound understanding of human life, deep and sensitive
    • disposition, who achieved mighty things through this very
    • and still further afield, visiting many places He had known
    • had visited their houses and villages. And the following
    • who after their labours would sit together after sunset, liking
    • that because physical embodiment was a necessity in the
    • that it is a necessity of the times to speak now of this Fifth
    • is not present in the requisite degree and — what is
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    • necessity of this movement. But now that we have entered the
    • only achieve the right attitude, the upright position, through our
    • the main guide us into the position which we have in the world as
    • have the right disposition for it, experience then in fact the spiritual
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    • state, or disposition, the mood of life wells up in turn.
    • must do, he adopts a positive attitude to science. They demand
    • hand it has resulted in something extremely positive.
    • science develops theories that are just the opposite of its
    • What I am presenting as a necessity deriving from science
    • him over-sensitive towards the robust external world. He must
    • painful situations. All this gave to those who followed this
    • activity, then at last we achieve the opposite process to what
    • transition that can be made from abstract and merely logical
    • abstract, we are not in a position — once we have formed
    • one position in which it remains at rest, and that is when its
    • juxtaposition, as it is for dead and abstract thinking. Space
    • of life of which I speak stands in no sort of opposition to the
    • spiritual science seeks not to create any kind of opposition to
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    • second experience is in a way a direct opposite of the first.
    • indeed of necessity, not attempted to deal directly with the
    • over and over again. Depending on predisposition, it may take
    • intensity that we otherwise experience only through the outward
    • the ideal of the life of the senses, with its intensity and
    • sensation when we experience the transition from ordinary
    • depressed and dimmed. The opposite of this is what must happen:
    • ordinary consciousness. Exactly the opposite is true, however,
    • one was led by a kind of inner necessity to what we now see to
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    • was a feature of earlier civilizations. The transition to
    • however humble his position. It is unfortunate that as yet we
    • by ancient Oriental methods. They deposited memories, as
    • the ordinary experiences of the day deposit memories. The
    • opposite, we may say, is true of anyone today who, by virtue of
    • are transitory, like the sight of a real object in the outside
    • situation in which we only become sufficiently attentive when
    • perceive how they differ from the position within this
    • shocking to many people) at an epistemological position where
    • “Here is necessity, here is God!” “I have an
    • region can take up a position between East and West. I
    • do not like using the word “transition” — all
    • periods are transitional — but today, in a time of
    • transition, what matters is the kind of transition. In
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    • in its life, diversity and imaginative working to the soul's
    • secret, for position, motion, dimensions and weight. What
    • spiritual life — and that everything transitory
    • concepts of nature as position, motion, dimensions and numbers.
    • have to condemn a view of this kind; we can take a positive
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    • the suggestion that anyone today might be in a position, on
    • man's position in the world? Assuming that man's theoretical
    • has been posited, with the spiritual entities and forces
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    • When the urgent necessity of life presses and misery knocks at
    • our door, we do meet the challenge to produce positive
    • our position in the social order as firmly as the man of
    • first is that of discovering imaginatively our own position.
    • take up a position in social life in line with our feelings,
    • outstanding personalities today, who take up a position in life
    • developed those who today occupy the most varied positions in
    • with this social necessity, I was able, in my
    • certainties of social life and of the necessity to establish,
    • the immediate situation is a loving and noble task — in
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    • absorbed a disposition towards the kind of systematization of
    • What strikes us as diversity within the small sphere of Western
    • social structures as it was of the philosophical situation
    • that we cannot understand at all if we are not in a position to
    • transitional form in the Platonic Utopian state. There is
    • we look with a sensitive eye at the felt relationship between
    • judge magnificently symbolizes the transition from a purely
    • permeated by ancient Oriental religiosity and is juridical.
    • thinking. We notice, however, that with the transition from
    • element seeks to maintain its position. The correlation exists.
    • sitting in this parliament, men who believe that the old order,
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    • contribute, from his own particular position in life. My purpose here,
    • the international situation today, and observe, with the
    • extraordinarily difficult situation that has gradually
    • responsible for trade and commerce only a precarious position
    • idea, one thing must be added, if the social situation
    • pass on to a consideration of the position of the individual
    • the opposite path from that followed in the East.
    • First of all he set forth, in marked opposition to my own
    • once said something very curious to me during a visit to the
    • Waldorf School. I showed our visitor round personally, and
    • position — and this is understandable. It is not my aim
    • There is a great deal of talk nowadays about the necessity of
    • ourselves, we shall be able to follow that opposite way of
    • Thus the present time occupies a position not only between
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    • institutions for adult education, up to university level. What
    • you want to, you can soon see what the real situation is today,
    • people in executive positions who are cut off from a direct
    • universities), we find there, at any rate where the
    • our education, right up to university level, were not
    • university education — has no genuine personal interest
    • our reaching these social configurations than the hesitation
    • how a man's brain is shaped by his situation in the world. They
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    • Under what conditions are men really in a position to give
    • position to exert that profound influence of which I have been
    • seek to cling to the proposition that the object of their faith
    • decomposition. And man owes a great deal to them. To overcome
    • these forces of decomposition in the human organism. He must
    • situation in which the standard of life was in fact raised
    • opposition to this, however, there emerged in the first half of
    • of life. In this realm, man stands in the position of creator
    • customs barriers would disappear! The exact opposite
    • ignorance of the true situation. Anyone who wanted to abolish
    • spiritual spheres, I have posited the association as a
    • necessity of economic life.
    • more quickly, or we can wait until they arise from necessity.
    • and fraternity, in our recovery from the chaotic situation
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    • that a man appeared, who was in the position not merely to follow along
    • for me: This also will come in time, for it is a necessity of evolution.
    • but fleetingly outside, are developed with all the greater intensity.
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    • appeared who was in a position not merely to follow along the path
    • necessity of evolution. Everything passes in cycles.
    • with all the greater intensity. Since the Anthroposophical Society
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    • historical position of St. Augustine is revealed for modern
    • Well, the decay of life, the opposite of birth, is connected
    • Nature, and whatever occurred in us would occur of necessity.
    • Sense-Reality of positivistic science. The third stage is
    • therefore the stage of Positivism, of Positivistic Science. The
    • Positive Philosophy, Everything which can be experienced
    • through the various positive Sciences is considered by Comte as
    • Earth, that can be given by Positive Science alone, according
    • of Positive Science, to bring man into such social structures
    • as can be grasped on a basis of Positive Science. It is very
    • a Positivistic Church. Now if you just take the various points,
    • you will at once perceive the spirit of it. This Positivistic
    • bearers of Positivistic Science, These days were to be devoted
    • Positivistic Science.
    • the Positivistic Church of Comte gives, one actually gets the
    • Christ is lacking in the Positivistic Church of Auguste Comte,
    • Demonology, Metaphysics and Positivism. And one can say he took
    • point in positivistic science. Thus we have two streams —
    • seeks with infinite energy to bridge over that opposition and
    • because he stuck so rigidly to his positivistic prejudices. But
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    • situations immediately surrounding us. Our culture, with
    • emanating perhaps from university professors or party leaders,
    • absolute necessity.
    • are indeed of necessity directed toward the broad contexts that
    • transition from capitalism to socialism.” American
    • that we cause today, that emanate from our disposition, from
    • with what is to be paid in wages. Look at today's situation.
    • performance out of the recognition of necessity, out of the
    • welfare, but rather for the sake of necessity. We want to firm
    • deposited tribute, and thus existence became independent.
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    • have become for it an absolute necessity; they have become a
    • necessity because only from those impulses can we hope for that
    • spontaneous architectural necessity, by which plastic art
    • necessities of art, are simply human champagne-whims poured
    • formed on the European situation which are in a way more
    • the spiritual necessities underlying the development of
    • is Professor at the University of Prague, and who attempted in
    • attainment and acquisition of what can only be attained and
    • a journeyman carpenter and that of a university professor,
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    • and noticed the path you have set yourself. You seek the necessity
    • students can fight from opposite camps, but both believe they may
    • sitting round a mountain, and painting it from different
    • into a whole. If you put yourself in the same position with regard
    • possible to take up a position on the summit and there to find a
    • ‘Opposite the entrance in the narrower wall, in the body of
    • Prior and of Christ looked across at each other like two opposite
    • of the whole situation can be actually attempted. For there is
    • necessity of reason. Such a person becomes the slave either of the
    • necessity of nature or the necessity of reason.
    • necessity of reason is no longer felt as compelling, then a man
    • were too rich and too important to be grasped by natural necessity
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    • state to his present position, and that we must come to a deeper
    • is to a certain extent in opposition to the initiation-principle.
    • therefore, the three composite parts were so welded that one
    • making use of each separately. He can grasp according to necessity
    • we look upon them like this, if we are as sensitive to these figures
    • different realities in opposition. Schiller trained himself
    • soul-power in the same position as the Green Snake: then he can
    • position of the Snake. This is so in a very wide sense. He who takes
    • situation. His lamp has the peculiar quality of changing things, wood
    • Divan’ as the highest acquisition of
    • kernel of being, will not be in a position, when he dies, to find
    • journey concerning Italy's works of art: ‘There is necessity,
    • ‘All things transitory
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    • visited Ilmenau once more and there re-read the beautiful verse he had
    • disposition and that he began in 1774 to write down the first part
    • went to Weimar and owing to his position there entered the great
    • prevalent. But it could also happen that the opposite view was
    • periods of transition. But of all these periods, none deserves the
    • anyone whose development has brought his soul to the requisite
    • was felt by Goethe can be seen from the whole situation in the
    • real transition, the meeting of Mephistopheles with the
    • in his soul. But in what position to place himself with regard to
    • necessity; here is God!’ — ‘I have an idea
    • acquisition of all accomplishments and virtues which call for
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    • which the Mothers sit, the sources of existence in the spiritual
    • sense-world, they are very much of a necessity. For him, who has
    • Guilt and Necessity cannot do anything to him, but now something
    • when he has ordered the cottage to be pulled down, from whose site
    • spiritual world, he can express it in diametrically opposite views.
    • While the opposite thoughts of the sense-world are used as
    • work in which he has exposed the most exquisite and richest of his
    • ‘All things transitory
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    • a kind of colony, we find there a disposition of soul utterly
    • something. Ten years ago you may have visited a gathering of
    • words that he used. Nor did he say: I sit down. If we
    • Sitting down was a Jupiter activity, and lying down, whether
    • epoch of the transition from rhythmic memory to temporal memory
    • this transition took place, — namely, the time of the
    • period we have thus defined as the transition from localised
    • to Asia marks the transition from localised memory to rhythmic
    • of Asia. The colonisation of Greece marks the transition from
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    • positively devilish to him. But when we to-day on the other
    • civilisation. The acquisition of land by conquest and the
    • position, who are suffering under the direct influence of the
    • opposite condition. Over there are men who do not feel death in
    • the first place, we had the transition from rhythmic memory to
    • understanding of the transitions that lead over from Asia to
  • Title: World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
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    • passing through a transition into a later stage of human
    • evolution. The transition consisted in this. The
    • age of transition.
    • sensitiveness to the deep differences that subsist between
    • changed form, as must of necessity be the case after so long a
    • unlike what is taught to-day at school or in the universities.
    • around 500 B.C. and deposited his chief work
  • 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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    • experiencing the opposite of what he was finally to reach as
    • were, experienced to the bitter end, the opposite pole of what
    • Hibernian Mysteries, situated, as I told you, where the
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    • ancient times Ephesus holds a unique position. You will
    • more are these Wise Men or Priests in a position to call forth
    • position. For in Ephesus those who attained to initiation were
    • extraordinary intensity in the souls of these two. If we can
    • will now be in a position to appreciate the resolve that
    • transition and become Greek in character. For in Ephesus, man
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    • for man. I described them as the physical world; a transition world
    • forgotten, and the necessity arose of writing down what
    • not readily call any period a period of transition, for in
    • transition from what comes earlier to what comes later. The
    • the transition.
    • transition to a third world, that is in reality as different
    • an absolute necessity.
    • opposition to the working of these beings. For what was it they
    • Eloquence were still appointed in some universities even as
    • late as the 19th century, but these universities had no use for
    • transition in the spiritual unfolding of man. And if we are not
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    • transition from the evolution more particularly of the
    • to hen. In actual fact it is not so. Every time the transition
    • you see, sometimes the following situation emerges. The
    • wonderful processes: the bee sitting on the flower outside and
    • everywhere in him work also, in an opposite direction, the
    • to-day we are faced with the necessity of acquiring once again
    • attainable when we are once again in a position to understand
    • of the 20th century. We shall thus come to see the necessity
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    • however, to call attention to the position in which human
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    • all this the purpose of Anthroposophy is the complete opposite
    • which are the exact opposite of what is really intended. For it
    • question must of necessity arises Is it perhaps possible,
    • should get if we were to sit down and draw forth in
    • the opposite process to the one first characterized. First we
    • already described, I have called attention to the necessity of
    • predispositions» One has now come to know the oneness of
    • have often compared the basic necessity here in a
    • from hostile opposition to any religious conviction, or
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    • necessity connects one event with another, an ordering in which
    • establish such organisations as should cause the position of man on
    • allowed positivistic Science alone to have any value. — That
    • natural ordering, permeated by causal necessity.
    • spoke of Auguste Comte and Saint-Simon. Both consider positivistic
    • Science as the only thing valid, positivistic Science which simply
    • as regards the enormous opposition to be found in a certain sphere
    • realise that we shall solve these oppositions in to-morrows
    • by side with their positive philosophy. With the English
    • the sharpest opposition from the side of Spiritualism against the
    • Idealism, Mysticism and Positivism must develop side by side.
    • application to Positivism and rejection of his teacher
    • an extraordinary quickening of Positivism with Mysticism.
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    • must accustom ourselves to have not merely a positive feeling
    • compositions, of juxtapositions of individual parts. What art
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    • opposites. Between the two stands breast-clairvoyance;
    • precede personal vision. Here one can say: the opposite path
    • opposite is the case in what we have called:
    • because we are situated within the physical head), if we thus
    • knowledge, an opposition to the light of the spirit.
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    • in a position to go wrong in one of two directions; further,
    • these two lines of opposition are considered as being like
    • the utmost limit. Foolhardiness is one side; the opposite is
    • in the opposite direction, and thus being about the
    • in the world would, of necessity, do untold harm.
    • as regards valour and bravery, we are in the same position in
    • nothing but parasites are produced by what is squandered.
    • be dissolved, so that he comes into the position of losing
    • were lost, these, too, will be lost with the transition from
    • world, they have exactly the opposite. But he who says the
    • anthroposophical view is the opposite. In the latter it is
    • the opposite of what is said by the materialist. If you wish
    • necessity so to work upon the Sentient-Soul, the
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    • become entangled in varied situations through which he
    • Everything tended to situate Goethe in a quite definite way
    • jurisprudence, he was sent to the University of Leipzig, which
    • forget that when he joined this university life he was not
    • experiences from their minds and enter a university in order to
    • enjoy life. No, young Goethe had not entered the University of
    • university, he came into circles that had never failed to
    • worked at the university, Gottsched whose head held all the
    • was something quite dreadful. Goethe, who was sensitive to such
    • not resume his university studies for some time.
    • laws, or by the network of unities of situation, time, place,
    • away his time during his frequent visits to the pastor's home
    • deprecate the importance of these visits. He was always capable
    • many to be a profound necessity. The eye was directed toward
    • and, sitting quite still in his room, reflects: “How many, many
    • It was, however, really the Weimar situation that
    • studies and began anatomical studies at the University of Jena.
    • important for Goethe and Herder to bring unity into diversity
    • prove, in opposition to all scientific authorities, that man
    • entered into situations that he had longed for and cherished
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    • to suppose that there would have been no necessity for the
    • creation of such a poetical composition as the Faust
    • disposition from a Mirabeau or Danton or even a Robespierre.
    • soul that had brought this predisposition for this illness into
    • life situations as well as those of his friend Jerusalem
    • he went there again many years later to visit his old
    • by a poet when he has this composition before him. That is, we
    • his Faust. Such works are not poetic compositions like
    • soul-sleep, to reduce the intensity of the fire that burned in
    • The cold amazement of a visit only
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    • this into consideration, you will arrive at a transition to
    • necessities to behave like humans rather than monkeys. I will
    • whereas a university instructor had to work for years
    • have descended somewhat from the specially lofty positions they
    • more than normal wakefulness. This was the opposite from the
    • opposite pole is experienced in the night through the ego and
    • lectures at the University of Jena, but his students did not
    • stopped giving these university lectures and was happy when he
    • and his mystical-philosophical compositions? Many people have
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    • that they became sensitive and receptive to what was alive in
    • remain in a particularly worthy position and who should be
    • leading position in ancient government or priestly life.
    • transition from the ancient, quite definite conditions in which
    • this because it is a necessity in evolution; it simply will
    • fortunate position of having detached themselves from the
    • interconnections of life. In the fortunate position? I might
    • just as well say in the unfortunate position! This is good
    • Spiritual science will certainly not be in a position to do
    • it contains the necessity to develop relationships possessing a
    • universe requires things to be unified through polar opposites.
    • that positive and negative electricity produce their unified
    • effects. Positive and negative electricity are necessary to
    • prerequisite to this. Just as positive electricity is necessary
    • will require an opposite pole. A polarity of opposites was also
    • around a little in a university because that's the thing to do,
    • must continue to do so. For this reason, the polar opposite of
    • certain people must be revived; that is, the opposite pole,
    • being's life of will and disposition will weave and incorporate
    • world to gradually find the opposite pole. This consists in
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    • as his official position. It is obvious that all sorts of
    • someone represents in his or her official position and subject
    • vocation within an official position causes the most complex
    • placing a person in this or that position in life. We know that
    • he or she occupies a position in life within a group. All of
    • human activity. Someone in a certain position in life, who,
    • occupy this post. Such a person may hold a high position, yet
    • suppose that for this reason the position cannot be occupied.
    • most important positions, and this to an extent that is
    • Official positions are often filled by Ahriman-Mephistopheles
    • definite official position; we must say that Mephistopheles
    • psychologists already presume it to be necessary to posit the
    • position in life. So far as her daily thinking and feeling are
    • may, indeed, be a necessity that such a ruined life plan should
    • in a false position because they do not know better. Their
    • act in such a way that their significance is the exact opposite
    • much depends on the course of our life and on the situation
    • family and situation in life. So we may say that what actually
    • it, also determines our situation in life. This continues to
    • dissolving way upon life situations, but it also works in
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    • have really when a biographer sits down and so forms his
    • he sits in the train, but he has overlooked something in
    • over the bridge, but was sitting at home by the fire. Then he
    • indicate a transition to a sort of liberal system. That pleased
    • you know that the position of director of an important theater
    • someone whether he would want the position under present
    • position of director of the theater was offered him. There was
    • entered. You can imagine the situation, but he nevertheless
    • establish, when the prisoner had visited him in his
    • position beyond which he could make no further progress. We may
    • presuppositions, we must first acquire a clear perception and
    • right facts, the situation is then illumined.
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    • understanding of the position of the individual human being in
    • begins, which stands in opposition, in a sense, to the
    • confirms it, but from a mood of tragic sensitivity; it is a
    • frequently meets with marked opposition that comes from dark
    • sources. But this opposition is directed and guided everywhere
    • today opposition is easily raised against the spiritual science
    • University professors travel from one country to another to
    • university professors, for example; these are the places where
    • in opposition to it in the public press, designating it as a
    • really a certain necessity for a synthesis to take place with
    • positivistic realism, supported by conglomerated mediocrity, by
    • consequence of what is promulgated in the universities today
    • based solely upon external positivistic realism. From one side
    • able to judge the situation in which one is placed in the
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    • university, studying medicine at first — excuse this just
    • professor at one of the most famous universities of his
    • university things got a little hot for him. This came about
    • comfortable in that particular city and university. The
    • opportunity arose to go to another university in a republican
    • state. At this university also, he soon became well-known, had
    • we are dealing, now teaching in a republican university, once
    • more fitting position at the court of the Grand Duke. He writes
    • set aside every other interest, and there is no position
    • position, of which I am just as good as certain. This money I
    • necessary to make a good impression on foreign visitors. As for
    • and then went to the University of Pisa where he studied
    • studies, he became a professor at the University of Pisa. There
    • Galilei became a professor at the University of Padua and
    • has to slip away on one occasion, and he then sits alone at an
    • a while a gentleman sat down opposite him whose face struck him
    • who is disgusted. The thought of the necessity for disgust in
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    • to soul. Just as we breathe the same air when we sit together
    • to work in opposition to the manner in which Jahve can work in
    • space? Here opposition occurs against Jahve. You may now easily
    • negative superstition. Positive superstition consists in seeing
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    • Then everyone will experience that sensitive reverence in the
    • that the religions lay emphasis on the necessity of human
    • whereas what really constituted an opposition to Lucifer was
    • to their opposite. Blavatsky was misled by certain beings who
    • precisely the opposite of the truth of the eighth sphere and by
    • In these speeches, the present situation is depicted as the big
    • neutral person not taking sides with any of these opposite
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    • position to work with other concepts than those of Rome.
    • light on what is necessity, it is natural that one should
    • meet on all sides with the strongest opposition. But no one
    • placed before our souls, namely, the necessity for the
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    • intensity, in their correct form. (He might say that today
    • as opposites they are polaric opposites belonging to one
    • necessity for all this again to be disclosed. Now, my dear
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    • conceptions remain that are connected with man's transitory
    • enters you with most intensity by way of your senses. And
    • will come an objection that evidently sits heavily on your
    • the great significance of the transition from that
    • spiritual and that it was the Romans who made the transition
    • took place now from the opposite pole. Greece wanted to see
    • situation today; that is the situation that will produce not
    • or beneficial. And the situation is — the shock men have
    • but on paying a visit to Berlin I had a conversation with
    • science in a university can naturally prove everything he
    • is not a question today of sitting oneself down to cram (as
    • already come when it is not allowed to sit in comfort in the
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    • that year, was one that was bound to follow of necessity, as
    • position to carry this training on into practical every-day
    • who sit at their feet, when they want, for instance, to study
    • proceeds to deduce from this with a kind of logical necessity
    • anybody be right in concluding from the necessity — the
    • apparent necessity — of a definite number of suicides
    • falls of necessity to the ground, so these human beings are
    • laws whatever in a position to state anything about the free
    • advantage of the situation, — whose interest it is to
    • meat. But when a human being in a given situation does
    • in economic life. And for economic situations to be created
    • moral nature, towards men's psychic disposition. It
    • holds an opposite relation as regards man's psychic
    • disposition, to what Production does. The moral, the psychic
    • disposition plays a part too in Production; but here the
    • cause upon the disposition of their souls, upon their moral
    • just the opposite peculiarity: it trains people to
    • of economic life through money was a necessity; and we only
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    • point out once more, that, in face of the general situation
    • for a long while has been in opposition; — take for
    • opposition, — the Communists. And if these were to come
    • into power, another new opposition party would soon be in the
    • they sit waiting for the miracle, in order not to have to use
    • long as we are not in a position, (with all due politeness,
    • living in an age when it is an urgent necessity, that a
    • feels the instinctive necessity of overcoming the sleepiness
    • of the Threefold Order, and the necessity of placing the
    • very best testimony to the necessity of emancipating our
    • easy-going to give their minds to the necessity of really
    • with any appeal for the necessity of building up a new
    • weary of pointing out, again and again, the necessity of
    • Syndicalism takes up, in a way, a less slavish position
    • of practical economy, and not to sit ourselves down in a bank
    • the old titles of the heads of the University Colleges and
    • should remain a gentleman, in the position where each happens
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    • positive nor negative comment here, people have tried to come
    • being bound to natural necessity as a falling stone is. But
    • out of bodily necessities, just as much as good ones do —
    • according to laws which function according to necessity. Human
    • which was not even noticeable. Precisely the opposite must be
    • hypnotists produce a hypnotic state is the very opposite
    • consciousness are the very opposite of spiritually
    • necessity. In living in this world of pictures — for it
    • mysteries of this when we are in the position of being able to
    • forward evolution it also evolves in the opposite
    • an independent position in the organism can be perceived,
    • situation that it is a shade ahead of what is normal in
    • into the inner necessity of the action — then
    • important questions that then point to the necessity of
    • opposition to the science of spirit. Such things, however, will
    • that however overbearing the opposition, the
    • through, however great the weight of opposition and slander
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    • university. This person gave a brilliant inaugural lecture in
    • his professorship at the University of Jena in 1789. One
    • of Columbia University in America gave his American listeners
    • University. He said that German history can be divided into
    • ideas — these are characteristic of a situation where
    • struggle with the things that are going on, but of a situation
    • nature of the situation.
    • to act with him in this situation. And it is on this
    • something positive, for the forces connected to the birth
    • existed positively alongside the negative forces of decay. They
    • evolution, that carry historical evolution in a positive sense,
    • situation in evolving the consciousness soul. It is
    • situation as it really is.
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    • university and those who heard his lectures elsewhere,
    • situation which prevents the recognition of what the being of
    • audience tried to put itself into the position of thinking the
    • position. Despite this, anyone beginning to investigate the
    • has been separated. Thus the necessity arises of separating the
    • happens when the transition from waking to sleeping occurs. But
    • even say it is the very opposite of the state of sleep. The
    • by our own conscious intention. Having acquired the requisite
    • experience the transition in a conscious state. The power that
    • wisdom without having any deep feeling for the iron necessities
    • is more or less in the same position as a person who demands of
    • not add up to 180 degrees. Necessities simply exist. They do
    • something living. It is like the transition from the
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    • degree of intensity for the soul than the impressions of the
    • the opposite direction from that followed in the development of
    • opposite direction from the extension of the normal power of
    • opposite is the case when a kind of higher consciousness
    • is a transition which is entirely comparable with falling
    • do not hesitate to describe these things, which are assured
    • exists as polar opposite to an abnormal construction, that is,
    • does Anthroposophy engage in any unjustified opposition against
    • feel the necessity of building of Anthroposophy its own
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    • person with real inner sensitivity would find it any longer
    • Although no really sensitive person would find it
    • down? If we are really positive thinkers we cannot permit
    • present-day position of biological research shows that a study
    • may be that the intensity with which Goethe studied the colors
    • positive and concrete aspect of it, upon which it is based. The
    • the opposite happens from what takes place in our normal
    • are the forces that produce precisely the opposite and, in
    • hallucinations and visions. — It is the opposite process.
    • finds himself in the position of having to accept a force-body
    • Hartmann's position should be exposed.
    • science of spirit will encounter opposition enough from other
    • situation.
    • of the necessity of unrestricted commercial and social
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    • obvious, of course, that there will be opposition to an Art
    • unfamiliar, but this opposition will all disappear in the
    • without hesitation that Eurhythmy develops in children
    • up its rightful position as a young sister-art among the
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    • necessities, unless they can rise in their own evolution to
    • answer: The inner relationships, the inner dispositions of
    • into a position of being able to produce only; that means, of
    • of the Greek spirit, he sees Necessity, he sees God.
    • from quite opposite points of view. But their points of view
    • necessity, and that the political government should have
    • course — of our so-called followers into its opposite
    • chauvinism, you transform them thereby into the opposite. It
    • practical, must now of necessity be regarded as visionaries.
    • opportunity enough but also a necessity for revising one's
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    • opposite — they are premature cosmic beings. The
    • the Earth; but they have the opposite tendency. They work
    • the opposite path, by becoming super-individualised: Human
    • read with a certain curiosity what has been written about the
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free
    • NECESSITY FOR A SPIRITUAL DEEPENING
    • which the matter is treated. When in Dornach I sit down and
    • and positive way. Then I go into a hall where the' principal
    • employees of the Daimler works are sitting. As I am speaking
    • of the animal world. Or one may speak of the necessity of
    • the predisposition to this tendency was looked for in the
    • bring out the genius. All the dispositions of the human being
    • what arises from his bodily disposition may re-awaken the
    • transition. The point in question is to uphold spiritual
    • pressing necessity just at this time of bringing man what is
    • evolution. Plants develop successively but the transition
    • the transition from the time when divine-spiritual beings led
    • transition is abrupt and it has to be achieved. Unless he
    • acknowledges this abrupt transition no one will cross the
    • necessity of cooperating in the founding of this school, I
    • faculty of being sensitive not only to what is logical but
    • wanting you to learn to feel within you the necessity for
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
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    • The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free
    • NECESSITY FOR A GENUINE SPIRITUAL
    • manipulation or application of the thing. If I sit in Dornach
    • the workers of the Daimler Company are sitting. I know
    • again, one might speak. of the necessity for bringing
    • The opposition which we were faced with once, which suggested
    • of his position, or something, but, that is no justification,
    • assuredly fifty people placed in positions where words are
    • because things are like this in the present transitionary
    • necessity of bringing to humanity what lives within it. We
    • stages, but the transition of the leaf into the coloured
    • successive evolution of humanity, but the transition from the
    • And without the recognition of the abrupt transition there is
    • present, day, and see the necessity for collaborating with
    • necessity for such a longing and also to make you feel what a
    • the intensity of which hearts and souls are capable. There is
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    • are, if I may make a comparison, in the position of someone
    • that he sitting still an his seat. He forgets that the train
    • other men who are likewise sitting in the train, changes his
    • position. Now, what such a traveller experiences is something
    • with the earth have changed our position in cosmic space. And
    • is sitting still, whereas he is moving forward with the whole
    • all the contradictions. There is instinctive opposition
    • people at our Universities and High Schools become what they
    • diametrically opposite points of view.
    • transition of the Middle Ages to modern times — when
    • the position to-day? Men are children; they act like children
    • Now that is the opposite of chiliastic thought, the opposite
    • the opposite of thinking which imagines that once a blessed
    • information, in order to be in a position to give his lecture
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    • to-day, a sensation, that people visit the school and
    • School; it cannot be done by short brief visits which only
    • difficult and much less sensational than visiting the School
    • burning necessity, the urge to understand the connection of
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    • whole situation will make me uncomfortable and I shall
    • spiritual situation, a spiritual attitude, a spiritual
    • there is of necessity more interest in the artistic and
    • of that remaining skeleton. Anyone sensitive to the
    • picture, we shall have in the bright colours the transition
    • who is sensitive can perceive that, the moment he has made
    • necessity for creating anew that which, on a higher level of
    • situation.” Goethe already possessed this artistic
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    • element — enters with intensity into the experience of
    • forms, colours. The seer starts from the opposite side. He
    • the opposite side and from there enters into the imaginations
    • is still something else that is indicative of the position of
    • sensitiveness to music. Other special artistic faculties also
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    • of these things will be absolutely essential. It will be a vital necessity
    • the three years spent in later life at the university. This is literally
    • age is, in a sense, exactly the opposite in this respect. Nowadays a
    • acquisition of knowledge of the outer world and the use of wheat as
    • is laid into the soul. We must associate with the acquisition of knowledge
    • and of necessity there. For Ahriman is the God of hindrances.
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    • in a position to go wrong in one of two directions; further,
    • these two lines of opposition are considered as being like
    • the utmost limit. Foolhardiness is one side; the opposite is
    • in the opposite direction, and thus being about the
    • in the world would, of necessity, do untold harm.
    • as regards valour and bravery, we are in the same position in
    • nothing but parasites are produced by what is squandered.
    • be dissolved, so that he comes into the position of losing
    • were lost, these, too, will be lost with the transition from
    • world, they have exactly the opposite. But he who says the
    • anthroposophical view is the opposite. In the latter it is
    • the opposite of what is said by the materialist. If you wish
    • necessity so to work upon the Sentient-Soul, the
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    • he was therefore not interested in the transition which
    • dreaming, there is scarcely any perceptible transition between
    • transitions of birth and death which then no longer were mere
    • metamorphoses, which then indicated an abrupt transition
    • illusions about the opposite pole, about intuition, etc. We
    • are the two opposite poles.
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    • requisite preliminary knowledge. Other opinions will be in
    • Avatar-being participates in the constitution, the composition,
    • Now the situation changes after the time of
    • the whole mood and disposition of the humanity which was then
    • also this was an important transition. We see how in the course
    • the Hussites, among the Lutherans and the dissenting
    • ignorance; on the other hand, that which is the opposite of
  • Title: Eternal Soul of Man in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • acquisition of such knowledge so as to set the sights overall
    • the usual events of life, then there arises just opposite the
    • concepts, and, with the same intensity of soul life, now
    • silence of the soul, contrary to the opposite sensual world,
    • of cognition, then any scientist who sits here — I can
    • what life situation — get as far at the least as to
    • in turn to enter into the fullest intensity of the soul of the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • an inherent necessity in present-day life.
    • or a person's inner being must evolve out of necessity.
    • century the transition took place to a more tolerant
    • Such an attitude is positive and humane, and brings people
    • one example suffice to illustrate the urgent necessity for a
    • the contrast to what is taking place now: This woman sits in
    • they are. Just to sit-back in comfort and let things take
    • for the provision and distribution of material necessities
    • contemporaries find satisfactory. The situation in Spain can
    • The situation
    • science speaks, the situation is exactly the same.
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • necessity be also an enemy of blood. Minor is quite right
    • supposition must be that the representative of the powers of
    • opposite.
    • such knowledge must of necessity influence our spiritual and
    • composition of blood will be known to you from science in
    • deposit them as nourishment along the shortest route within
    • the body. Humans and the higher animals must of necessity
    • and animal, although transitional stages between them do
    • astral body transforms living substance into sensitive
    • substance into sensitive substance. The latter is to be found
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • other who sees the situation in caricature. It is no mere
    • composition. Life can arise only where there are substances
    • is being fought. Life possesses the exact opposite qualities
    • necessity arise in the midst of life; consciousness, or
    • opposition are roused which in turn give birth to senses, to
    • temporal and transitory. It is also the reason why our life
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • years ago, its aim was not to satisfy curiosity about the
    • for future health. The opposite can create a disposition
    • the child's particular disposition.
    • nature the sense of sight calls up the opposite colors. The
    • lively child the yellow-reddish shades call up the opposite
    • conjures up, while the child with the perfect doll just sits,
    • to harbor any critical thoughts or opposition against the
    • disposition. During these years allegories and symbols act
    • opposite sex, the ability to judge, to form personal opinion,
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • deeds dwells in a body, then that body is of necessity
    • sometimes to the opposite. However, the modification must not
    • situation in regard to the ether body is comparable to a
    • wear out, as of necessity it must in proportion to the
    • "poison," it immediately stirs up all kinds of suppositions.
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • is basically of a religious disposition, who has deep
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • science more than any other science is in a position to say
    • towards the opposite extreme.
    • one must of necessity learn to understand the spiritual
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • meaningless suppositions was pointless. The most significant
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • higher self — the light. The situation is the same in
    • abilities contained as predispositions in his three
    • be deposited; the strength of the muscles diminishes. It all
    • also begins to withdraw. More and more calcium is deposited
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • prerequisite for the higher stages is the very highest
    • to the opposite side of the mountain and use the path there
    • Acquisition of imaginative knowledge
    • Acquisition of the occult script
    • stage is the acquisition of imaginative thinking.
    • another out of inner necessity. Without such a foundation it
    • transitory but as symbols are sent.” The knowledge that
    • everything transitory was mere symbol was systematically
    • that in human beings are situated downwards. Human beings are
    • occupies a position between the two. The three directions
    • that the transition from the ancient Atlantean culture to the
    • transition took place from the old culture to the new, the
    • cult of the bull Apis. But the transition from Atlantis to
    • different position than someone who earns two shillings but
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XII: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • whole disposition is materialistic, is abandoned by the power
    • Atlantis, a continent situated where the Atlantic Ocean is
    • sensitively portrays what lives in Wotan as group-soul
    • 1857, he was sitting in the Retreat, “the sanctuary on
    • Zürich to the village; he contemplated the opposite
    • environment when, with sensitivity and understanding, we
    • transition from the midnight of Maundy Thursday — events
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    • a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the
    • Testament. Today we shall look at more positive aspects and,
    • which they have become accustomed are not in a position to
    • and disposition of the spiritual scientist than this passage
    • by the inner disposition of the spiritual scientist? We mean
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    • pour in, demanded first the transition through abstract
    • with the hardest opposition from the outer world. A great pain can
    • position if the reasons for associating are not those of the sense
    • our view only towards something positive, only toward something which
    • the will to dedicate his strength to the positive aspects.
    • necessity for the future to be introduced to humanity.
    • with the positions which will be created only duties are associated,
    • The necessity of women being active participants in the cultural
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    • following meaning: When the initiate sits there
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    • transition of one annual cycle into the next, let us now pass
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    • meet our whole human constitution, our-whole inner situation depends,
    • on the necessity that with the child the astral organism and the ego
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    • Now the necessity arises
    • arises because the transition from the kidney activity to the liver
    • and a sensitivity. In the beginning Parsifal is as one arising out of
    • — one who only wants to sit on his chair and preFers not to he
    • are many people like — that today. They sit on their chairs, really
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    • live in a time of transition”, because every age is a time of
    • transition — a transition from the earlier time to the later one.
    • It is only a question of in how far a time is the time of transition
    • into the spiritual world, ours is indeed the time of an important transition.The
    • wisdom of oldest time has always pointed to this important transition.
    • that they meant that the transition from the Dark to the Light Age would
    • wisdom, but a present-day mode of cognition. But as regards the transition
    • death in the situation where we would say today: this person is ill.
    • For example — we sit down at the table and have plates and forks and
    • it has brought forth only intellectualism. But today we stand in a transition
    • to the necessity to recognize the light again in a new way. Before,
    • in the plants. This necessity confronts us. While man in the earlier
    • precisely by this necessity and it may be especially shown in something
    • transition from a mere looking at the darkness in substances —
    • dark age transits into the light age.
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    • Rudolf Steiner illuminates the questions of freedom and necessity,
    • speak about, I would say “necessity in world events and
    • and all-pervading necessity on the one hand and
    • necessity as to presuppose that not one single thing could
    • statement and always set its opposite on the other side.
    • fact that one can just as well prove positively, in as proper
    • to rigid necessity, as one can prove that human beings are free
    • whether human beings are bound by necessity or are free. It
    • prove its opposite?” When we approach a matter of
    • should also look in the opposite direction and adjust our first
    • they can be logically proved. But their opposite can also be
    • human life is in a kind of central position, a point of balance
    • between two polar opposite forces, the ahrimanic and the
    • can of course cogitate on freedom and necessity and imagine you
    • necessity. But the compelling force of this argument comes from
    • who leads us astray, and if we prove their opposite, we are
    • have been possible unless the feeling for this opposition
    • Think how sensitively this story has been formed. The same
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    • Rudolf Steiner illuminates the questions of freedom and necessity,
    • mystery of necessity and freedom in its two equally significant
    • fifteenth century people had a feeling that just as positive
    • no physicist would hesitate to speak about them, so
    • professor of a Prague university who made this work of art,
    • moment Lucifer is summoned — and the opposite is also the
    • composition of this story that we see people's feeling
    • stamp of rigid necessity. In fact, we know that it is the
    • necessity. Ever since the fifteenth century people have
    • grown accustomed to accepting rigid necessity as the
    • similar rigid necessity.
    • apart from our own life situation, for instance, Goethe
    • as being based on a sort of rigid necessity. But someone might
    • vain man and, opposite them, Death. Now it is possible to say
    • conventional rules of composition, he must still hold sacred
    • can be both positive and negative electricity and not only the
    • look out upon nature. On the one hand, we see rigid necessity;
    • one-sided because neither correctly estimates the position of
    • in the way of an external necessity to make me rise from my
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    • Rudolf Steiner illuminates the questions of freedom and necessity,
    • certain necessity. The pupils had their various
    • dispositions, and these I observed carefully. I too have
    • a definite disposition, and the interaction of our different
    • “Of necessity it had to happen as it did according to the
    • mistakes I made of necessity, simply because I was as I was,
    • these lectures on freedom and necessity. However, as this
    • necessity. The moment we know all the circumstances, we
    • consider the events as necessity. There is no doubt about the
    • fact that we look upon what has happened as a necessity.
    • behind it and a man sitting in it holding the reins. We look at
    • that is not so; that the man sitting up there driving himself
    • although we have to admit that necessity exists also. But what
    • two concepts freedom and necessity are extremely
    • when it comes to the problem of freedom and necessity. This is
    • everywhere is the thread of necessity. For it would be biased
    • all agree that a certain necessity can be found in this whole
    • vacant position he was pushed into it of necessity, at which
    • an external necessity that dictates the doors at which he has
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    • Rudolf Steiner illuminates the questions of freedom and necessity,
    • necessity and freedom in the simplest possible concepts and
    • Europe were in opposition to one another. From a historical
    • position in world history could not fully take up Christianity,
    • a stream permeated with a strict inner necessity moving
    • necessity, and we must become familiar with the thought that
    • at the world, we can really only speak of necessity.
    • necessity, just because he is conscious of what he does, he
    • follows only the necessity of propulsion, we would lose
    • our acting out of necessity. We would be bound to be
    • necessity has to be eliminated, and in such an obvious case as
    • to necessity eliminate our consciousness.
    • situations where we have been unsuccessful and cases that are
    • soon as it is over it is in the realm of absolute necessity. If
    • of situations that previously produced an elimination of
    • Among the dissertations done at universities by
    • of necessity, and when we can regard it as necessity. But as
    • distinctly follow necessity. For we must distinguish between
    • purely external physical necessity and spiritual
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    • Rudolf Steiner illuminates the questions of freedom and necessity,
    • necessity which more or less form a connected whole. Let
    • Yet the description we have to give of this composition
    • has a sitter to copy, and is duty bound to copy everything that
    • body faded away the necessity arose to adhere as strictly to a
    • does not yet exist at all. What is the position of human beings
    • to look at the position of present-day science, especially
    • the outer world they are in exactly the same situation as you
    • told us that our actions are based on absolute necessity,
    • this way can only be the opposite of dreaming, namely, ecstasy.
    • necessity. If it can come about that spiritual science brings
    • certain necessity underlies our program. The kind of lecture I
    • position to say that you are people who do not believe in
    • they have positive knowledge of Christ, and we become the sort
    • necessity in a very special way. The main thing I keep trying
    • lightly. Freedom and necessity are among the most
    • freedom and necessity.
    • nothing but natural necessity? People would obviously dream
    • the will. That is necessity. Out of the freedom of spiritual
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    • a position, through his occult experiences, to communicate
    • situation, one finds particularly that verbs, prepositions,
    • effectively into the earth, then will of necessity take
    • left out. Sometimes the compositor even corrects one! When in
    • out of a certain standpoint” then the compositor
    • necessity of taking up into our speech what the speech of
    • concrete situation—you have stood near him in some
    • experience—to think quite concretely of the situation
    • the following situation: “You are in the world, you
    • luciferic: greedy, animal, nervous, sensitive, hysterical. I
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    • up to a certain point. This acquisition of several languages
    • spiritual world some disposition that it mingles with what
    • into gesture, and so on. But we must learn to do the opposite
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • present world situation. For there are men who understand how to estimate
    • a war — is good in so far as it necessitates a widening, a widening
    • necessity for reshaping the ideas that were unable to save men from
    • higher level. One was an exposition launched by — now I do not wish
    • to only two or three propositions, either in a scientific or non-scientific
    • to yield to absolute necessity just as it was not until 1827 that it
    • I found highly descriptive of the situation.
    • are. In fact he is living in them with greater intensity. And he has
    • things about the spiritual world is becoming a necessity for men. And
    • through this they must be able to judge their position in the world
    • A certain intensity of
    • him in the progress of time, in the necessities brought about by time. Here
    • all the warm-blooded animals. I was walking once with a university man
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    • seriously then, as life goes at the present time, opposition arises
    • against this seriousness and against these impulses generally, the opposition
    • of hate, the opposition of envy, of fear, which proceed from the pettiness
    • felt precisely in opposition to the most earnest endeavours in world
    • that would place him in a position to unite himself in a certain way
    • This is the position of
    • in the sense of pure positivist Christianityas did St. John of the Cross,
    • keep men from the supersensible knowledge that is a necessity for our
    • not reckon with the necessities of the age, they reckon with a narrow,
    • in face of the necessity belonging to this turning point of time. The
    • necessity to call this up into consciousness. It is necessary, also,
    • brought against him by the Inquisition, and founded the Monastery of
    • And another proposition of St. John is the following: In vision it is
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    • grown at a later stage of evolution. As you know, man's position in
    • position of man where his relation to nature around him is concerned.
    • to the insensitive men of today as sophistry, must gradually become
    • is an objective necessity for man to turn to the spiritual world in
    • that you would simply sit in an easy chair; naturally you can sit, even
    • that one should not venture to deny what is placed as spiritual necessity
    • is not made in this matter, it men do not really give heed to the necessity
    • world, but the opposite of which is prevalent in the modern world, must
    • from an inner necessity at same time to do something or other purely
    • out of necessity, then, basing his judgment simply on reason he will
    • say: whatever can he be doing that for? Or this inner necessity may
    • purpose! To sit together for half-an-hour and have a little talk I find
    • can; everyone must settle those for himself! To pay a civil visit and
    • that work is done out of inner necessity, and what happens is not a
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    • increase in the intensity of consciousness, but when we keep in mind
    • strengthening of the human attitude of soul is a necessity, for otherwise
    • of the being of our universe. Indeed, in spite of all the opposition
    • because that is right another necessity arises for us. As we live here
    • such, there rules the proposition, there rules the principle, that man
    • necessity, is closely connected with something else. It is connected
    • because I want to point to the necessity for earnestness, dignity, and
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    • is with necessity driven by all this to the idea of a being in addition
    • to its zenith, at the same time inwardly, spiritually, implied the necessity
    • opposite.
    • at this point because the pendulum cord is in exact opposition to the
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    • an inner historical necessity, the periphery then turned against what
    • simply placed the living beings in juxtaposition, in a row as Linnaeus
    • necessity, here is God”. And as he lived in the spirit of his
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    • about a theme which sets certain presuppositions to the
    • the plant or mineral. This is not at all the situation with the
    • soul will express itself in the direct contrary situation, how
    • gossip, inquisitive or tend towards temper outbursts or, let's
    • person is inquisitive then it shows in the astral body in such
    • inhabitants of the astral world. The diversity which rules in
    • and adversity rule, where every animal group has a light-form
    • clairvoyant is situated where physical man finds himself, how
    • transition from the astral world to Devachan as experienced
    • After death and his transition to the astral world he still has
    • of pain and reluctance, the opposite happens through working
    • transitions from the dumb, radiant astral world into the
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    • opposition, where Faust, after he opened the Nostradamus book
    • feeling in this situation. Once a conceptual idea is taken up,
    • this place of a real mighty opposition. Who is his match? Here
    • such diversity in world knowledge, that it offered, through the
    • as a necessity. Mephistopheles had to accept the ahrimanic
    • Faust, in the thorough way in which he has positioned himself
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    • this depends upon when and where you are situated in the world.
    • life-body — the composition of this fine organism with
    • planning comes in direct opposition with the direction of his
    • configuration out of necessity, then you have self-knowledge
    • a necessity, a gateway. So we too, should become gateways, but
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    • position Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy claims in the whole development
    • especially when he finds himself opposite the main door, that an attempt
    • you will say that the lobe of the ear, situated where it, is, could
    • expressed in forms without any transition though the symbolical.
    • in accordance with that. That necessitates the structural thought being
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    • in its place by reason of an inner necessity, exactly as a limb of an
    • organic body is felt to be in the place determined by an inner necessity
    • as a composition that has not come into being as an isolated idea.
    • is put together in its own place out of an inner organic necessity.
    • is the outcome of a law of necessity, and how a part is in every case
    • here you,see that which is to many people a monstrosity. It is the.
    • only will one see the necessity of these projections. We shall not look
    • shrine is bound by an inner law of necessity to the crake. As the smoke
    • at the outset strongest opposition. But we must always take into account
    • of opposition. There is going to be lying on a much bigger scale. But
    • First the intensity of the campaign comes from the fact that people
    • adjust ourselves to the position. It is not a question of convincing
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    • position, and everyone will be in this position who wishes to present
    • the large and small domes. You see this flying child, which in its composition
    • belongs to what follows on here on your left. The composition is of
    • my expression Faust-figure. The main thing is that in the whole composition
    • no counterpart in the composition. Therefore, before we come to this
    • composition of Faust and Death, we have this flying child, which to
    • but he feels a necessity from the creative cosmic forces to place a
    • the whole effect lies in the colour composition, which, naturally, is
    • is found at the opposite pole to the Luciferic, the physiological state
    • opposite pole is that through which weight, gravity, electricity, magnetism,
    • exact opposite. In every shape, in every line you will see the exact
    • opposite of Lucifer, in this Ahriman, who as it were grows out of the
    • principles have the value that they should have. It is a pressing necessity
    • be criticised as relentless opposition to Spiritual Science, whether
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    • that the transition from the fourteenth and fifteenth
    • human evolution — a transition from the Greco-Latin age
    • all the transitional impulses introduced by the new age, both
    • transition as those in which Faust lived the old is passing
    • and at the same time despondency over the falsity he is
    • through all this, is in a position to experience
    • translation, to set the spirit of perversity, the spirit of
    • the deed. That is what Faust after long hesitation decides
    • Gospel. In opposition to it there rises up in Faust what is
    • knowledge of the transition from the old era to the new in
    • limbs, they are either enclosed within or sensitive
    • that something sensitive and delicate that was in its
    • delicate, sensitive forces originating in the old
    • besides being materially deposited here and there, all these
    • the human soul, what is explored by Virtual Sites, that, too,
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    • could sit in concealment. At a given signal he beheld a very
    • words are positively wonderful. Thus, one voice, the voice of
    • these souls have come to be in this position. He is so
    • Belief in a Spiritual World. And he was in a position to
    • bring to our notice the necessity of acquiring a little
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    • spiritual thrust should meet with opposition. Naturally
    • how Goethe places a close juxtaposition the spiritual that
    • present situation.
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    • present time and necessity are concerned in the giving out of
    • in a very awkward situation. However, he has to do something.
    • under the earth the opposite of what goes on above the earth
    • what actually happeens on the stage. The devil sits in the
    • himself sitting, insinuatign from the prompter's box, and the
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    • question about Birth and Death with the same vital intensity
    • the very opposite forces, which to evolve is in effect. the
    • also another necessity. It is insufficient, as a rule, merely
    • necessities and impulses derived from a far wider sphere.
    • indicates his meaning with the greatest possible intensity.
    • epoch began, the imagination of those, who were sensitive to
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    • have to summon forth from spiritual depths, the opposite
    • diametrically opposite. We are here touching a great riddle,
    • Necessity; and as to that which Paris does, this also happens
    • criticism of the opposite, materialistic opinion is but a
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    • to feel hoe Goethe wished to make the transition into the
    • for him, even if badly — his situation within the entire
    • polaric opposites — water and air. Formerly it was a
    • opposite pole to water-air, and some being like the Seismos
    • formed the opposite pole to earth-fire or fire-earth.
    • element of water that he uses to make the transition to the
    • necessity to do anything; Goethe, therefore, simply places it
    • transition is now taking place from the world called the
    • shown, a world of reality — a transition to the world
    • and down. And Goethe does not hesitate to indicate quite
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    • position consciously to transport ourselves into that world.
    • opposite can be hung over what is being experienced.
    • consequence of this is the necessity for men of the present
    • be between those who want what is a necessity to take place,
    • presentiment of all these things, will have some hesitation
    • now, what he has of necessity, to be, comes on the one hand
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    • from two opposite directions; with natural science andwith
    • nor criticises, realizing he must speak only positiviely; I
    • when we are in a position to grasp him rightly in this way,
    • opposite representations needed for perceiving the
    • opposition, that works with such apparently perfectly logical
    • subconscious, there sits fear of the spiritual — as the
    • necessity to the spirit. It is mere lack of interest that
    • opposition has been re- revived between the followers of
    • times of necessity demand. It is this that such men lack -
    • is positive. Perhaps then we may say: “If only there were not
    • opposite development and where there is reversed development
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    • Science meets with all kinds of opposition today. But one of
    • teaching is, in feeling, the exact opposite of this
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    • instrument, the body. The more sensitive sea-faring folk
    • priest among the demons, is not in a position, either, to
    • not sensitive enough to penetrate into the regions through
    • us with red-hot tongs; our capacity for sensitive feeling
    • different in intensity, the same as that by which a human
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    • intensity, he realises in his soul the two boundary lines
    • with all intensity, then he feels himself rightly as a man on
    • balance and the pendulum. He must not aspire to a position of
    • dispersal, an overflowing. An opposite condition pulses in
    • when further developed turns to its rhythmic opposite —
    • that is where the possibility of such a monstrosity lies.
    • horrible little monstrosity, small, and therefore not
    • thrown to the opposite, where man loses himself through the
    • definitely opposed by those who recognise the necessity of
    • world-catastrophe had of necessity to arise. This is what
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    • for the sensitive human being, something tragic which today
    • enigmatical, on the one side by its composition, on the other
    • compositions of its experiences. The former psychologists have
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    • Moses be formulated then? Just consider the necessity to
    • working; the freedom of the “I” in opposition to
    • predictive manifestation in the ego-opposition, was the Mission
    • the opposition experienced between people and their leaders in
    • what he said. No, it was said under the presupposition that
    • corrupt your body. - Thus the necessity for the correct thought
    • does not create the soul, exactly the opposite. So we see that
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    • being callous, painless and insensitive. — We need to
    • plant, that it doesn't hurt but that the opposite is the case.
    • sensitive parts of plants are destroyed. Pain only starts for
    • water as the salt particles move apart. The opposite is the
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    • a necessity that this matter should, once in a while, be
    • Furthermore, I myself am in a very peculiar position with
    • position with regard to the theosophical conception of the
    • opposition, not only on the part of theosophists in general,
    • Berlin University and studying the anatomy of men and
    • subject a mind free from prejudice, will be in a position to
    • centuries, a time when a greater spiritual sensitiveness
    • as to furnish proofs positive of the working of the spirit in
    • absurdity, really hits the mark. This is the position in which
    • considered that if one were in a position to indicate the
    • science, we would only place it in juxtaposition to the view
    • There is at first a state of transition, familiar to all,
    • extinguished. This state of transition is the chaos of dreams.
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    • 12th centuries, was by no means in a position merely to submit
    • which fought against the former one with the utmost intensity
    • a long time after, this conflict was felt with great intensity.
    • not know why, for there is no inner necessity in it. And yet so
    • a person could be sitting there at that time, defending with
    • happen. Then the man would be sitting there, trying to lay the
    • should see once more their full intensity and depth and
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    • particular man would be in a key position when matters came to a point
    • having added a foreword dealing with the situation as it then was
    • necessities of the situation that had later arisen, because ripeness
    • realities of the situation, hold no such belief. Far from it.
    • The geographical position of Norway renders this imperative and indeed
    • a leading position during this period of senseless action, seemed to
    • the decision is positive, progress will be possible; if not, the doom
    • forces work upon him in many different ways. The changing position of
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    • position to act freely, out of the depths of his soul-and-spirit, if
    • social life of the present day points clearly to the necessity for
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    • exactly the opposite of what they were able to impart to their
    • ask: What am I called upon to do, in view of my particular situation
    • this way will they put their situation in life to proper use and so
    • opposition arising against what is taking place in Anthroposophy and
    • old beaten tracks. Those however who let this opposition deter them
    • better to go forward more quietly so that the opposition may be less
    • them by men who in a decadent age hold leading positions: What have I
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    • transport ourselves in imagination toRammenau in Oberlausitz, a
    • Gottlieb at this stage of his life into other situations. For
    • visiting the landowner in Rammenau. He had come over from his
    • already over. When the visitors, his host and the other persons
    • heard, in the presence of the visiting landowner and the company.
    • into their school compositions. This essay contained no trace of
    • there to try. He tried to prepare himself there for the situation
    • good clergyman Leberecht Krebel. And whenever he was able to visit his
    • secure any teaching position which he thought himself able to fill.
    • And now we can follow him again into a new situation. He became a
    • at the period when his spirit was most sensitively aware of the
    • espoused, all his inner fire and intensity. For into his
    • developed gradually into love. By now his position as tutor at
    • work now, with the utmost intensity, not only to develop in himself
    • when Karl Leonhard Reinhold resigned his post at Jena University,
    • directing the intellectual life in that University welcomed with the
    • also shared — at having been able to call Fichte to his University
    • August in calling to his University the man who had most freely
    • and moreover in inviting to his University the man who had most
    • Karl August invited this man to his University!
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    • he has disaccustomed himself to be sensitive to all the depth and
    • a last faint echo. He is hardly in a position to feel even vaguely its
    • days of summer. But now, we must sit inside much of the time, we must
    • in a position of collecting something that was rapidly vanishing.
    • actually visiting these village people and witnessing how they have
    • regions which Schröer could still visit.
    • of consciousness that prevailed at the holy sites of the ancient
    • we recognize the spiritual sensitivity of the people who were to
    • of Christmas trees. An aesthetically sensitive eye must find it
    • their midst! Today this impossible situation is naturally accepted as
    • a matter of course. But for an aesthetically sensitive eye it remains
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    • unprejudiced position. For in spite of the fact that the
    • the situation in which Krishna exhorts Arjuna not to quail before
    • situation from that of Socrates, under different circumstances. Even
    • the situation under which he speaks them. Let us take all the power
    • works, it is just as easy to prove the opposite of what you have
    • spiritual worlds. The fact that you are sitting here is most living
    • age of transition from primeval humanity to that of the present day.
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    • depths, reveals a wonderful, artistic composition. With remarkable
    • gradual enhancement of the whole composition while the super-sensible
    • could not help being impressed by its marvelous composition. Let us
    • episode we already have a moment of great intensity and also an
    • must have the power to do this with the same intensity of feeling
    • battle without being able to recognize its necessity, its purpose, or
    • dramatic intensity to the
    • necessity out of Arjuna's destiny, instead of being given us merely
    • idea, it was new, especially in regard to Arjuna's situation.
    • the original composition of the
    • the transitoriness of the world of sense. Then, when they have been
    • the opposite way round. From this moment onward he learns to
    • the great beauty in the artistic composition of the
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    • how he may gain insight into the higher worlds. Then his curiosity is
    • realm! Curiosity often begins to stir even if one begins with the
    • expression of the situation of the evolving soul that is trying to
    • it like a coward, would not have chosen the compensating necessity.
    • merely know it in theory but truly experience it, then of necessity
    • curiosity that impels people to enter the spiritual worlds is not
    • this position. He stands at the boundary between the everyday world
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    • man is no longer quite in the position of a mere loiterer or
    • transition, because he belonged to that time in evolution when only
    • call it — and it is a necessity for existence.
    • of air on the physical plane. There we also find the opposite
    • self. Then we may really be in a position to say that here in the
    • positive attention to those moments when from the depths of our soul
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    • Thus, two opposite processes are at work in our nervous system —
    • one could investigate the material composition of the farthest
    • the occult basis of these transitions from one age to another, where
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    • certain basic dispositions of soul developed into certain philosophic
    • exposition of it. It is altogether unfair to the intellectual and
    • other things the wonderful dramatic composition of the
    • vision. A sound idea of the artistic composition of this poem may be
    • fine and unerring the composition of the
    • Then from the opposite side something
    • earth. This other impulse came from the opposite side. It was the
    • they come from diametrically opposite directions. We can make very
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    • sensitive to these things feels something like a gentle breath of God
    • must feel these things and be sensitive to them, then we shall
    • realized the unique situation in which he was placed, it came about
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    • especially true for people who, through their situation and
    • Truth is not able to sit on the throne of error, therefore it sits on
    • different the situation is for a man who, for example, lives at the
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    • the beautiful elements in the dramatic composition of the
    • disposition; walk no longer in the path of Krishna” —
    • immediately, and the longing for the opposite is awakened. Many human
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    • think. Suppose you were sitting in a train and were not thinking, you
    • physical experience. This intensity of consciousness, “Thou
    • heavy, dense physical bodies only the density remains, not the
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    • servants of the gods of opposition (under the rulership of Ahriman),
    • dispositions by the standard of moral laws; and we are indeed not
    • recall those devastating visitations among earlier European peoples
    • souls who were morally irresponsible in their dispositions in their
    • Opposition, those gods who place particular obstacles in the path of
    • forth opposition in physical life. Thus men are on the one hand
    • Opposition is Ahriman. And souls that are lovers of ease make
    • realities perceived by a sober disposition; people who indulge their
    • together. The transition, which for the plants is so strictly ruled by
    • physical and etheric bodies he is able to come into the situation
    • which the plant comes to through the position of the Sun and Stars
    • for these, quite independently of the Sun's position, are outside his
    • physical and etheric body — so does a man learn of necessity to
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    • became. Such was the transition from the Egyptian civilisation to that
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    • results in the higher worlds of this changed situation in the life of
    • to form, as it were, the leit-motif of the exposition to be
    • through the Sentient Soul. And the persons who expressed the transit
    • comparison with the life that animates it, have always a disposition
    • transition stage leading towards the Sixth Epoch and these things are
    • transition from life in space and time into more spiritual forms of
    • Whereas it has been said that the Castle of the Grail is situated in
    • and good an impression as he can have also of its opposite, through
    • will be in a different situation once he looks with real insight into
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    • this ancient epoch. It is a survival of the parasitic plant-beings
    • the Earth. It is parasitic because it has not learned, like other
    • parasitic elements in the organism. The Druids and the Skalds knew of
    • him in opposition to the Divine Will which has created him in its
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    • degeneration, as a parasitic growth in the brain. This is not correct.
    • “All things transitory are but
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    • body becomes much more sensitive and impressionable because it is no
    • systematic opposition, allowing the ideas to work upon us and
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    • The first condition requisite for the Initiate is that his character
    • sensitiveness.”
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    • The Raising of Lazarus may be regarded as a moment of transition from
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    • sensitiveness is a refinement and an extension of the forces of life
    • The negative invariably goes in hand with the positive. Hence the
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    • say in the opposite direction to the hands of a clock. In the man of
    • it begins to move in the opposite direction — from left to right. In
    • Another lotus-flower (with twelve petals) is situated in the region of
    • acquisition of six virtues will, in times to come, develop the other
    • the positive side of things, freedom from prejudice, and finally,
    • organ. The negative pole (animal) and the positive pole (divine) were
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    • of L'Od, speaks of this phenomenon in connection with sensitive
    • sensitive. Waves, gleams of light and sounds arise in response to our
    • of this Record as in a sensitive plate. To understand the images which
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    • These changes in the breathing-process mark the transition from
    • rather by a spiritual sense, — Think of a hen sitting on its
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    • position as regards the Earth and other beings indwelling it. A
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    • will fall, just as a previous cosmic night marked the transition of
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    • have thus adopted an inverted position in relation to man; both
    • separation of the moon occurred. The pristine composition of these
    • which is the very opposite of what we know. It is negative life, the
    • opposite of life. All life is extinguished there. Were a plant or an
    • being a negative emptiness, becomes a positive substance.
    • action. But this morality is the opposite of the one that is to be
    • that we find Cain the fratricide. This substance is the opposite of
    • They bring from birth great spiritual pre-dispositions because,
    • Circle of decomposition
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    • When karma is conceived as a necessity imposed on man in order that
    • man in adversity. But there, too, such fatalism would be false. The
    • Christ, he will be a free being. For if necessity is the law of the
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    • intensity.
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    • Theosophical University Press. Pasadena, California, 1971.]
    • beyond all death and all that is transitory. This is the
    • Jewish law that God will visit the sins of the fathers upon
    • which is not transitory but eternal. Moses and Elias appear
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    • Jacob Boehme, a shoemaker's apprentice, was sitting alone one
    • between Boehme and his visitor, who was a great Initiate, and the source
    • to satisfy idle curiosity or inquisitiveness; it was meant to be put
    • be very useful for curiosity-addicts; but Theosophy must be carried
    • — positive and negative. The first makes a person see what is not
    • colour is not always the same, and if you train yourself to be sensitive
    • and general disposition by his aura. Nervous people have a dappled aura;
    • a somewhat elongated blue oval, situated at the base of the nose, behind
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    • That is the situation
    • they appear as the forms of two women with opposite qualities — vice
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    • spiritual affinity continues with great intensity. The circumstances of
    • which two friends are together depends only on the intensity of their
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    • being: for instance, a hen sitting on her eggs. This is really a very
    • the intensity of the passion felt by the parents. After this, etheric
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    • seven years. Because of the extreme sensitivity of the inner members
    • karma is not mere theory, or something that merely satisfies our curiosity.
    • we should be positively active in laying a foundation for the future.
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    • a person in that particular situation. In speaking of karmic relationships
    • opposite with temperament, character and inclinations. These attributes
    • body will create a predisposition to good or bad health. Good habits
    • to good health. How a disposition to infectious diseases arises in the
    • back to a highly developed selfish acquisitiveness in a previous life.
    • misunderstood, when it speaks of God visiting the sins of the fathers on
    • be born trembling; they would not merely be sensitive to their
    • the Masters of Wisdom, saw the necessity of allowing some spiritual
    • 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
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    • in their acquisitiveness — and others are unselfish and sympathetic.
    • exquisitely, with the aid of highly developed intellects. Even now the
    • “Kamaloka men”, in order that the situation involving them
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    • the flaky structures deposited within it, it was an Arupa-Devachan
    • the unit position means the Globes; in the tens, the Rounds, and in the
    • by the centre of the Earth. Man is the opposite of this: his head is
    • If you revolve a plant through 90 degrees, you get the position of the
    • animal; turn it through 180 degrees and you get the position of man.
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    • of Earth and Moon denser deposits had been formed, and after the separation
    • organism; he had deposited in himself a backbone, at first cartilaginous
    • signifies the acquisition of the individual human spirit. The Ego enters
    • evolved with this disposition, this inherent possibility of evil, and
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    • at the centre and the situation is as the ancients described it. We
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    • by a fiery stove. Some people who possess a particular inner sensitivity
    • they are in an unhappy situation. Here the dream is prophetic —
    • and looks for the positive element in all things. Relevant to this is a
    • will look everywhere for the good and the positive, and you will find
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    • the slightest awareness of doing so. Suppose you have money and deposit
    • takes the opposite view; he holds firmly to the rites of his religion,
    • has followed the opposite principle. Not customs, but opinions, have
    • burden lawyers, doctors and so on. Every university professor teaches his
    • body is no longer so sensitive to the flow of certain subtle currents.
    • his hands and feet in a particular position, so that the currents may
    • carbon to form carbon dioxide, and then deposit the carbon again in
    • in our society, a man holding a higher position should bow before those
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    • its polar opposite; you should cultivate its opposite and then try to
    • in action; tranquillity; lack of prejudice, or positiveness; faith;
    • it in the light of Goethe's saying: “Everything transitory
    • The form is as it were changed into its opposite; all its qualities
    • Its substance is essentially feeling and will. It is sensitive to pain
    • characteristics of the Earth into their opposites. If the seer disregards
    • appears as red; every colour appears as its complementary opposite.
    • enough to be convinced by that final stroke of the transitoriness of
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    • the other hand, physicians must be clearly aware of the position they
    • to give an individual a position out in the world as an
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    • connection and that the astral body sits within them comparatively
    • sitting within the astral body.
    • interpret them; only someone who comprehends the whole situation can
    • The situation can
    • sensitive understanding for the fact that pathological conditions can
    • transition from illness to spirituality.
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    • from such symptoms how important the transition is from health to
    • comes about through this situation. In ordinary life, when we see, we
    • this experience. The experience sits in the ego, astral body, etheric
    • way that is just the opposite of the way it happens in ordinary life.
    • be so seized except in regular initiation; in any other situation the
    • physical body exerts opposition, and this causes pain. It pushes away
    • The spiritual world is grasped in the opposite way. The way to it is
    • world, but experiencing the physical world as an exact opposite
    • difficult life situations whether you can make them responsible for
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    • organization, one is not in a position to understand their
    • look in the opposite direction, to see what lives in the human
    • as intensity is concerned. But therefore in reverse, the tempo is
    • either this above and that below or the opposite. That is the law of
    • here where a hypomochlion sits, here can live freely that human
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    • karmic density, both ego and astral body are strong, and they bring
    • extreme opposite condition. Here the ego is weak, and the astral body
    • visionaries like St. Teresa, but the opposite: a darkening, a
    • The opposite
    • very far — really requires the sensitivity of a physician who
    • while he is wandering and sit him down to a wonderful meal or two
    • necessity of surrendering his will-limb system to life's external
    • these people one can observe a very definite situation. First we have
    • situations where physician and priest will have to confer with the
    • we have the situation that, seen from within, there is too much
    • have the opposite: dreams are carried over into waking life, with the
    • mirror-picture the direction is the opposite: it goes inward to the
    • wanting to seize a physical organ. In the former situation there was
    • those who are extremely sensitive in the other direction, in the
    • organization. How painfully sensitive they can be to all that flows
    • the opposite is the case with those whose physical body is weak from
    • karmic causes. Such people are not hypersensitive from within
    • outward, but are insensitive to their physical body and yield to an
    • it with the necessary intensity; they are like a piece of the outer
    • clearly the exact opposite of what we described as the third stage
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    • enter into their parishioners' life situations in the right way, if
    • belief that came later, pronouncing exactly the opposite view —
    • — not in a straight line but by way of opposites. And the
    • “necessity” to him in that earlier incarnation; he
    • Raimund, with his wry humor as he sits on the floor and eats with the
    • visionary direction but in the opposite direction also, and at the
    • same time. We have the two opposites constantly pitted against each
    • opposite assertion is just as abstract and just as one-sided: that
    • “how” One finds a way instinctively in such situations if
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    • intensity. Truly, through my whole life there has been one foremost
    • This is a serious situation, and it must be reckoned with by anyone
    • opposite. Exhalation leaves forces behind for metabolism. It does not
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    • these various relations if one explores the immense diversity of the
    • opposite tendencies within the plant: a striving upward and a
    • who combines sensitivity with observation will have the definite
    • in the disposition of all living things.
    • what the situation is when the astral body and ego approach the
    • we find that the opposite happens. Then the human being is not formed
    • From the opposite
    • prescribed, the opposite pole to the sacraments, when illness
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    • true situation without prejudice. Physical processes in the human
    • effect. Thus the transition from pathology to therapy rests upon a
    • another condition — a condition of the opposite kind, in which
    • nature was experienced in the opposite condition by the
    • described. If the person is in the opposite condition, the
    • illness. Then the opposite somnambulistic condition was brought
    • — again, the exact opposite of what recent materialistic
    • begun to work with them. That's the situation from one side.
    • priest we have to point out the opposite course to that of the
    • sick organ, they knew what the situation would be under healthy
    • organism, how they sit normally within it. The priests learned to
    • sitting with one's ego and astral body properly in the physical and
    • sitting properly inside their physical and etheric bodies, encounter
    • the sick materialists, they turn away to exactly the opposite pole
    • dreams but the opposite — false spiritualism, which is
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    • found stars had to have names. He would visit the observatories in
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    • positive, active forces. For naturally in an age that has developed
    • at the position the substance had in the world process by virtue of
    • pathological situation, that such people have descended more deeply
    • body. When we become conscious in them, we are in the opposite
    • condition, the opposite pole to illness and have entered the realm of
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    • the other hand, physicians must be clearly aware of the position they
    • to give an individual a position out in the world as an
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    • connection and that the astral body sits within them comparatively
    • sitting within the astral body. Then we have an irregularity that in
    • interpret them; only someone who comprehends the whole situation can
    • The situation can
    • sensitive understanding for the fact that pathological conditions can
    • transition from illness to spirituality.
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    • from such symptoms how important the transition is from health to
    • comes about through this situation. In ordinary life, when we see, we
    • this experience. The experience sits in the ego, astral body, etheric
    • way that is just the opposite of the way it happens in ordinary life.
    • be so seized except in regular initiation; in any other situation the
    • physical body exerts opposition, and this causes pain. It pushes away
    • The spiritual world is grasped in the opposite way. The way to it is
    • world, but experiencing the physical world as an exact opposite
    • difficult life situations whether you can make them responsible for
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    • organization, one is not in a position to understand their
    • look in the opposite direction, to see what lives in the human
    • as intensity is concerned. But therefore in reverse, the tempo is
    • either this above and that below or the opposite. That is the law of
    • here where a hypomochlion sits, here can live freely that human
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    • karmic density, both ego and astral body are strong, and they bring
    • extreme opposite condition. Here the ego is weak, and the astral body
    • visionaries like St. Teresa, but the opposite: a darkening, a
    • The opposite
    • very far — really requires the sensitivity of a physician who
    • while he is wandering and sit him down to a wonderful meal or two
    • necessity of surrendering his will-limb system to life's external
    • these people one can observe a very definite situation. First we have
    • situations where physician and priest will have to confer with the
    • we have the situation that, seen from within, there is too much
    • have the opposite: dreams are carried over into waking life, with the
    • mirror-picture the direction is the opposite: it goes inward to the
    • wanting to seize a physical organ. In the former situation there was
    • those who are extremely sensitive in the other direction, in the
    • organization. How painfully sensitive they can be to all that flows
    • the opposite is the case with those whose physical body is weak from
    • karmic causes. Such people are not hypersensitive from within
    • outward, but are insensitive to their physical body and yield to an
    • it with the necessary intensity; they are like a piece of the outer
    • clearly the exact opposite of what we described as the third stage
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    • enter into their parishioners' life situations in the right way, if
    • belief that came later, pronouncing exactly the opposite view —
    • — not in a straight line but by way of opposites. And the
    • “necessity” to him in that earlier incarnation; he
    • Raimund, with his wry humor as he sits on the floor and eats with the
    • visionary direction but in the opposite direction also, and at the
    • same time. We have the two opposites constantly pitted against each
    • opposite assertion is just as abstract and just as one-sided: that
    • “how”. One finds a way instinctively in such situations if
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    • because I myself have experienced them with particular intensity.
    • This is a serious situation, and it must be reckoned with by anyone
    • opposite. Exhalation leaves forces behind for metabolism. It does not
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    • these various relations if one explores the immense diversity of the
    • opposite tendencies within the plant: a striving upward and a
    • who combines sensitivity with observation will have the definite
    • in the disposition of all living things.
    • what the situation is when the astral body and ego approach the
    • we find that the opposite happens. Then the human being is not formed
    • From the opposite
    • prescribed, the opposite pole to the sacraments, when illness
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    • true situation without prejudice. Physical processes in the human
    • effect. Thus the transition from pathology to therapy rests upon a
    • another condition — a condition of the opposite kind, in which
    • nature was experienced in the opposite condition by the
    • described. If the person is in the opposite condition, the
    • illness. Then the opposite somnambulistic condition was brought
    • — again, the exact opposite of what recent materialistic
    • begun to work with them. That's the situation from one side.
    • priest we have to point out the opposite course to that of the
    • sick organ, they knew what the situation would be under healthy
    • organism, how they sit normally within it. The priests learned to
    • sitting with one's ego and astral body properly in the physical and
    • sitting properly inside their physical and etheric bodies, encounter
    • the sick materialists, they turn away to exactly the opposite pole
    • dreams but the opposite — false spiritualism, which is
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    • found stars had to have names. He would visit the observatories in
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    • positive, active forces. For naturally in an age that has developed
    • at the position the substance had in the world process by virtue of
    • pathological situation, that such people have descended more deeply
    • body. When we become conscious in them, we are in the opposite
    • condition, the opposite pole to illness and have entered the realm of
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    • whole disposition and constitution of soul can prompt him to will. We
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    • set myself up in opposition, or apparent opposition, to “modern
    • myself in a position to understand, and if necessary reproduce, its
    • even in a position to know why this should be so, or to perceive why
    • what is positive, and trust that in a circle of Anthroposophists this
    • signify? It expresses the very opposite of what I have just
    • Moon evolutions. So that they are in a somewhat similar situation to
    • is an ascent to the light element. Thus, speaking of the transition
    • sitting upon her eggs, and of her brooding warmth radiating out over
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    • — that is to say, physically to the density of air. Today they
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    • feel free to resume my exposition from the anthroposophical
    • in the direction of density — there is a corresponding ascent
    • in this exposition, I will once more state explicitly that what I
    • apparent contradiction between today's exposition and that of
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    • manifestations of the spirit behind all that appears in the positive
    • that with the transition to the Sun there then took place on the one
    • positive side these servants of the Elohim, these Spirits of
    • backward spiritual Beings, who work in opposition to them in
    • as darkness stands together on one side in opposition to the Elohim
    • yom? Who are the corresponding backward Beings in opposition
    • children were to become university professors? Those who do not
    • concerned, it is a necessity for men too.
    • Saturn-darkness is a necessity of our existence. When therefore the
    • set in opposition to them Beings who weave in the darkness. And the
    • out what the position is with regard to the Fire-Spirits. We know
    • The transition from the third to the fourth day is an important one,
    • and they placed beside the Archai the Beings who must of necessity be
    • woven into the web of existence, in order that the requisite activity
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    • try to bring sensitive and perceptive feeling into all this, you will
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    • rise before his soul as he sits in meditation down-stage, and feels
    • when he, Johannes Thomasius, sits meditating; and he sees Doctor
    • called for the whole evolutionary transition from the Moon to the
    • before us” conveys a situation in which we are confronted by
    • insight into the composition of what are called the first and second
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    • transition from Saturn to Sun, the Thrones progressed from the state
    • requisite strength, the power of the Elohim risen to the stage of
    • God said, Let us make man, anyone sensitive to warmth would have
    • whether Paradise was situated on earth at this spot or that from
    • was not situated upon earthly soil, that it was lifted above the
    • describes the situation when I say that through the contraction of
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    • account of the density of the matter which streamed from the earth
    • in it; the cooling-down process only began with the transition to
    • position clear, we may now go on to ask where in the Genesis account
    • him. Thus he has the disposition to be something other than a mere
    • has remained of this disposition towards dust. Through all the
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    • predisposition to, the rudiments of, the ego nature. For these old
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    • experience of such transitions in later life. In very ancient Indian
    • necessity of mighty changes in our own time.
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    • old from the new age, although the transition is not noticed because
    • This was a transitional stage. When Paul appeared with his
    • forsaken God, had become unchristian, because a situation which had
    • knowledge of the spirit, for this meets with opposition on all sides.
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    • These four pictures are given of past visits of Jesus to the scene
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    • feeling. The crucifix is the expression of the transition to Christian
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    • existence, a transition from individual to group-soul existence. The
    • Even in dreams the transition from the sleeping to the waking state
    • situation in their earthly evolution. On the earth they would have
    • them, not as simple metamorphoses but as drastic transitions in their
    • which lie at the opposite pole. We must understand what it means that
    • Here we have two opposite poles of spiritual knowledge.
    • through cremation or decomposition. It would have come about that at
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    • then it begins to stream in the opposite direction. Having streamed
    • significance of these things feel the necessity of a spiritual
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    • suffering. And again with all his sensitivity of soul the Buddha sees
    • we can also understand that its influence works on, with positive and
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    • well as another person at the opposite end. Only those unwilling to
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    • be a very superficial conclusion. On that basis, those now sitting in
    • it; it is a gradual transition. What occupies a soul here on earth
    • continued almost everywhere during the transitional period, men's
    • fact, it was during this period of transition, when consciousness of
    • these times of transition, accordingly, something is happening; the
    • given positive opportunities of making themselves familiar with the
    • now receive its truths from only quite a few people, the situation
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    • individuals, that so many individual beings sit here before us, rests
    • fact. Whereas here death is a proof of how frail and transitory the
    • sitting here, I may say: it would be possible to hear infinitely more
    • in the words of this lecture than the different friends sitting here,
    • you will work upon much of what you are now in a position to hear. You
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    • amidst the many attacks and oppositions which our cause encounters in
    • external political opposition among the various nations and
    • opposition, the political opposition which then existed; they had
    • their causes in those oppositions in their immediate vicinity. These
    • political opposition between the nations of South and Central
    • consciousness of the Ego. The opposition makes us aware of our Self.
    • accomplish this inner activity with such intensity, but it arises of
    • the force which must work as opposition; that is, while I undergo this
    • all the aforesaid suffering, for the positive develops out of the
    • are in a quite different position from those who die after the age of
    • through which they are in a position, especially in their youth, to
    • those who take a strong position in life, and who receive a mission. A
    • necessity to evolve inner activity.
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    • in a position to fill out his physical body in quite a different
    • why the Greek as a sculptor was in a position to create quite
    • earthly world), then one finds the opposite opinion prevailing even
    • transitory within itself, continually battles with the non-existent.
    • position there to the idealists here on earth.
    • nothingness, to the transitory, and decaying — but that on this
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    • that sphere, not in order to satisfy mere curiosity, but because we
    • with what man attends to and plans for his necessities, and so on:
    • which really has nothing to do with the immediate necessities of the
    • necessity. He does not merely feel the need of seeing a certain
    • something which, one may say, need not of necessity exist. If she were
    • not there, all the necessities of nature might still go on. One may
    • processes: the necessities of nature and history, and the stream of
    • spiritual world, the opposite must occur. It must be brought to them
    • our globe people visit a cathedral and behold those forms which they
    • what you had intended for the evening, you will be put in a position
    • astral body perceives it. And it therefore leads us into a position in
    • feeling to act as immediate necessity demands and to set about the
    • friend could later help him in some situation. And the consequence is
    • necessity be strongly emphasised, when one is approaching spiritual
    • long. If these people have to sit down in the evening to read these
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    • disastrous situation through undertaking the proposed project during
    • with ordinary senses what position we occupy in a spiritual world
    • verdict was exactly the opposite to that expected by the magistrate,
    • the depths of these things because he had a strong disposition towards
    • he takes advantage of his position to write in the third person. He
    • in opposition is merely a mask, hiding the fear in its reality, they
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    • suppositions that what comes to us in the world is merely the result
    • the feeling of a continual evolution, of an eternal necessity to
    • we should become conscious of the necessity for those who wish to be
    • position they may occupy, in accordance with these explanations.
    • critical situation has really arisen just in our time. The very men
    • Christmas Mystery alive in every situation in life, particularly in
    • often visited the neighbouring village. As they grew up and were able
    • to go out alone they visited their grandmother there. The grandmother
    • the sitting-room and spoke of the event, the mother went into the
    • Christmas Eve in that terrible situation, up above on the mountains,
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    • sensitive organs of touch, in order to find their way about. The
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    • that of sensitive plants, idiots and animals on the Astral Plane, of
    • movable, and the important point is whether they are situated in one
    • such a way that the granules come back to their right position. And
    • position.
    • walk in an upright position. In the case of fainting the rush of blood
    • plant has reversed his position and turned again to the spirit, he has
    • gives himself his direction. These are therefore two opposite kinds of
    • we are in a position to develop this consciousness and imagine
    • then experiences this soul. A sensitive plant's consciousness is quite
    • necessary steps; whereas man immediately grasps the situation and
    • position. The limb system separated off into two categories and the
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    • should be as positive as possible and as little as possible negative;
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    • difference. Let us imagine that man were to be in a position to create
    • he was in a position to bring into them his own Kama (astral body).
    • There is an important occult axiom: Every quality has two opposite
    • poles. So we find, just as positive and negative electricity
    • has two opposite aspects. For instance man has cast rage out of
    • retained its opposite pole. In the fox's cunning however the germ of
    • position to become a Pitri. The next and even higher stage, the last
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    • Wisdom. Jehovah a rank of the hierarchies. Transition from the Old
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    • beings have reincarnated, the position of sun, moon and earth has
    • being bears within him the opposite sex as etheric body. Thus in the
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    • The formation of the etheric body as the opposite of the physical
    • all its beings. In the transition from the Third to the Fourth Round,
    • development on the Old Moon. This contained as predisposition what
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    • however that he has come into this situation. He was not always in the
    • and Arupa Planes. What the soul has gained it deposits there. What it
    • is the first effect. It is the opposite pole to what meets man on the
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    • order to do this we must, as it were, take up our position under a
    • The etheric body is to a great extent in a similar situation to the
    • place of transition, until he receives a definite mission from his
    • powers. The Physical Plane and Devachan are polar opposites. Between
    • them lies Kamaloka, a place of transition, a transitional stage, an
    • When a man is put to death by violence he is in a similar situation.
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    • Devas because even those people who still have a positive attitude
    • normal circumstances he returns when the whole situation is so
    • Planetary Spirits for man in any particular situation? The activity
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    • already forms itself as predisposition in the devachanic state. When a
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    • particular social position, but who carried on the occult stream of
    • in anticipation of the future calls forth its opposite on the physical
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    • How Karma works in relation to deeds, words and thoughts. The opposite
    • are produced out of Karma. Here we have two opposites: Karma and its
    • opposite, Nothingness, an activity that is not rooted in Karma.
    • front limbs and attained an upright position. Now for the first time
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    • reached a higher stage. This is the pre-requisite for a quite new kind
    • Plane. The prerequisite for this is to develop a speech that is not
    • disposition lead karmically to the opportunities. Actions bring about
    • people released dispositional tendencies for the following
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    • child has the predisposition to a later stage of perfection, whereas
    • up. Just the opposite procedure was taken with man at that time and
    • which originally came over from the Old Moon and its opposite pole.
    • and the Physical has its opposite pole in Atma.
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    • opposites. For instance if feelings of soul-warmth press in from the
    • works in the opposite way from physical matter. It displaces what is
    • higher substance is the opposite of the lower; instead of filling out
    • with far greater intensity. The animal however presses its own
    • is reflected as it's opposite; hence the sensual pleasure in cruelty.
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    • Necessity of a strict schooling for forming judgements about the
    • things, he brings into his astral body the disposition for such
    • thoughts. Should he not have this disposition, it would be useless
    • the earth has reached a certain degree of material, physical density,
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    • in relation to actions, feelings and thoughts. The necessity for
    • its forms in the disposition of our soul and finally allowing them to
    • someone grasps a pure thought he comes into a situation which is
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    • density, the other kingdoms arose: the animal, plant and mineral
    • Meanwhile in the upper region the opposite evolutionary processes have
    • surroundings. This necessitates a harmonising of the reflected images
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    • and Moon ancestors of Man. Opposition between the intentions of
    • the Sun were in position to incarnate and they formed a particularly
    • completely reversed their position on the Old Moon. The animals turned
    • critical point. Jahve could now save the situation only by altering
    • be in the position to bring forth his own kind. In this way mankind
    • increasing density and hence life in the Lemurian Age had to receive a
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    • the soil have become parasitic, they must still always grow on plants,
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    • later in life the opposite qualities are not called up consciously,
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    • outwards from within, streaming out through the eye in the opposite
    • individualisation; and in the world outside the opposite came about:
    • Thinking which is altruistic will develop the predisposition to the
    • In the Sixth Sub-Race the predisposition will be given for the
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    • connected with particular times and nations. Class opposition and
    • in this other nation. Then we have a two-fold situation: the nation
    • against the others by the masses. In this opposition esotericism again
    • necessity, just as events in the East develop like a fire there where
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    • present-day humanity is not at all in a position to be able to follow
    • transition in human evolution. Through the fact that human beings
    • transition to ego-hood. This feeding on what is dead is rightly
    • transition from animal nourishment to plant nourishment, the
    • transition to something higher.
    • The significance of the Last Supper is the transition from nourishment
    • is positive, elementary Theosophy: the
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    • who were in a position to think with their intellect. All the ideas of
    • tribes had also made the transition into the Fourth Stage so that in
    • but what must of necessity come about. ‘Israel’ means: He who leads
    • have finally indicated the transition which began at that time from the
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    • the greater is stupidity, dullness. For the melancholic, insensitivity
    • confronted with challenging situations. He must encounter resistance
    • produce the requisite effect.
    • situations where rage is of no use, but rather only makes them look
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    • feels pain with infinitely greater intensity than man. Those who
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    • hereditary the animal comes into existence with the predisposition
    • bound up with man's gradual acquisition of speech, thinking,
    • self-conscious ego is in opposition to the organization and forces
    • necessity, so that no conscious ego intervenes between these two, or
    • and you have, bound up in the animal through the necessity of natural
    • necessity of natural law, what in man is directly expressed only in
    • conception. As with inner necessity the inner life stands in relation
    • as something intervening, which, out of necessity, forms the whole
    • is in a quite different situation where the realization of a concept
    • is concerned from his situation in respect of understanding it. The
    • Rector of the University of Vienna, gave his inaugural address, and
    • the spiritual world which works into it; rather, from necessity.
    • may judge how great is the significance of the position and all the
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    • not so conceited as to believe that he could sit down with a piece of
    • the intellect cools the intensity of all questions. We have very
    • longer passionately eager for knowledge; we are merely inquisitive and
    • merely observes the outer world in order to satisfy his curiosity with
    • measure the true significance of certain transitory phenomena which
    • various things happen: but later on, from the opposite direction, from
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    • find their way out into the cosmic expanse in the direction opposite
    • opposite direction. These answers were to questions referring to the
    • opposite direction to the rays of Mars. When they sent their questions
    • when Venus was standing in a position facing Mars. The important
    • Mars and they hold man together in opposition to the tendency to
    • “sweet” disposition, for example, more in a metaphorical
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    • exposition of the subject could ever reach the reality. It can
    • fundamental disposition. Whether a man is courageous in his moral
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    • opposites: slate-formation and lime-formation.
    • Judged by present-day conceptions, these mineral deposits represent
    • The different kinds of earth, the deposits of ore, of metals, of
    • in connection with its intimate relation to the plant's position in
    • — for instance the horizontal position of the spine, the
    • skeleton, but that they have many lime deposits in the rest of their
    • doing any such thing; for the fact that one person deposits more lime
    • the result of his former earthly lives, has acquired a predisposition
    • a new birth those forces of spirit-and-soul which later deposit the
    • We have to be dependent on lime deposits within us if we want to
    • become clever. We have to rely more on deposits of clay-substance
    • outer world, so we need, as it were, a fine inner lime deposit, a lime
    • This must, of course, not be carried too far. If a man were to deposit
    • certain deposits of metabolic products — then silicious
    • substances provide the remedy. Especially when the deposits are
    • hand, silica and carbon form polaric opposites in man; on the other
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    • to sit in this auditorium, and to forget the things directly affecting
    • alone in these feelings. All of us sitting here may feel the warmest
    • side, which is for us the positive side, must be repeatedly
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    • necessity to search in this passing moment of our lives for what is
    • that what we live in — the passing moment — is in opposition
    • it is true that this transition from the physical body to the higher
    • original primitive human feeling; hence, the necessity for working up
    • distinction between the position of Christ and that of the other
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    • accustom ourselves to the necessity of submitting our ideas, concepts
    • preference than from any real necessity, to a certain extent this may
    • senses. This necessity to change our concepts when the higher worlds
    • honest and upright, while the opposite feeling must be called ugly.
    • even exquisite — beautiful, radiant and exquisite. There is the
    • think and feel and will, it always necessitates a certain activity of
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    • composition it represents the force that drives man on in the world in
    • Initiation, however, necessitates that not only should this happen,
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    • Let us assume that you sit down somewhere and instead of thinking
    • co-experience. This gradually grows in intensity, and you penetrate
    • particular spot looking at what is around you is the exact opposite of
    • surrounding world. But it is, however, the opposite of the prevailing
    • before” — it must be imagined that you are standing opposite
    • where you stood on leaving the body, but you are now standing opposite
    • time!” This is just the opposite, one might say, of what is
    • saying, “I have a longing for what is transitory, for existence
    • spiritual world that lies — to speak from a transitory point of
    • the temporal and transitory becomes part of his very being.”
    • speaking of abstract opposites such as the temporal and the eternal
    • But the kind of position in which you find yourself with regard to the
    • temporal, the transitory, the passing moment and eternity on the one
    • the concepts ‘transitory’ and ‘temporal’ are bound
    • by it we are directed to the temporal, the more transitory, and to the
    • was man's development in old Lemurian times a kind of transition from
    • since man passed through a transition out of a state of spiritual
    • physical. There is the transition. Since Lemurian times our sensory
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    • different language when representing the transition from one world to
    • Life is a complicated affair, and every soul, in whatever position it
    • worlds must do so from some particular position in life — every
    • No two souls are in the same situation. The path for each soul into
    • to every soul. For the same reason, the necessity also arose of
    • necessities are shown in the three figures who appear before our souls
    • hardly think I shall meet with much opposition if I say that the
    • to take up the right attitude toward them. This necessity for seeking
    • by working in the opposite direction I may balance and harmonise the
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    • But anyone who is in a position to devote himself to these things
    • necessity become as believing as a Buddhist; he will know that in the
    • grasp the necessity of making a start on the path into super-sensible
    • to break out today in opposition to all that should come as spiritual
    • present-day spiritual life. The reason why you are now sitting here is
    • much opposition may arise, it cannot mean the extinction of occultism
    • done through their very opposition! Many people who today willingly
    • and has been forced on us out of necessity, let us now, as usual,
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    • necessity for being and for decay. We see the Beings causing both and
    • difficult situations in life, and which are fitted in many respects
    • person to place himself in the position of a spiritual investigator,
    • is confronted by the necessity that what exists out there in the
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    • draw attention to several positive results of occult investigation
    • like a mineral deposit, which we are unable to spiritualise. If this
    • spiritualisation. It is while this deposit is forming that what I
    • apply ourselves again to physical earthly life. In such opposite
    • deposit, resembling a beclouding of the etheric body. In our astral
    • dense mineral deposit. This was because, in those ancient times under
    • ‘In me the Gods think.’ But the necessity arose in human
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    • the spiritual world the opposite occurs. To help us to answer we must
    • acquisition of knowledge demands mental work. Nature, that is to say
    • spiritual world, but it is requisite and necessary for us at certain
    • opposite of the lie. There the truth torments us because it lives in
    • necessity, we have to exercise this industry unconditionally. We
    • at a certain point of time in the spiritual world the opposite
    • feeling, the opposite condition, namely, that of health. And this
    • Spiritual Science according to the necessities of karma. A person may
    • science. Many who are in this position will know how much trouble it
    • comes from positive religion. These people have known that positive
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    • have been given, I am in a position to describe various conditions
    • develops within us the longing for a positive creative power; for
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    • with particular intensity. We have enjoyed certain things and this is
    • suffocated in them. We feel the necessity for this transformation,
    • opposite to our lie. Our relation to this person to whom we have lied
    • opposite to the lie we have told, to rise within us and this torments
    • strengthening them. Such a person is in the position so to use, after
    • for an outer world has reached its greatest intensity because we have
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    • indeed it should be to-day for all men: a necessity of life — a
    • necessity which should penetrate all other preoccupations.
    • live in a time of transition.” All times are times of
    • transition! The point is not to call this or that period a time of
    • transition; the point is to see what is involved in a particular
    • change or transition. That is the essential thing: to perceive
    • necessity which from our time onwards should draw forth an elemental
    • profoundly social in this necessity: the necessity which ordains that
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    • everyone in his own situation may try to contribute something, out of
    • understanding of the human situation to-day may spring forth.
    • And the forces we thus receive place us on earth in the situation
    • life on earth in a quite special situation. Nothing else in earthly
    • granted in our day) — then we have the situation characterised
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    • men feel impelled to-day to speak about the present situation of
    • exact opposite of super-sensible life. And it is the more complete in
    • its own way, this State, the more fully it fills this opposite role:
    • opposite, how does the super-sensible find its way into all the rest
    • recognise the necessity of a threefold ordering of the social
    • healthy social organism, and the necessity of working towards this
    • they are rightly situated within the social order. That is what this
    • to speak of the necessity of belief in the spirit! But it gets
    • you clip your coupons ... and then you sit down in the room reserved
    • the very opposite! This is the point that needs attention; this is
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    • outlook upon Nature strives for the very opposite in all three
    • transition of one phenomenon into another, or of one form of
    • actually come into play until the requisite conditions are fulfilled
    • interplay unite in d. It is the very opposite of the centric
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    • find the transition, and the consequences of this failure are
    • however, what is at work in the Intelligence is the very opposite of
    • opposite and polar qualities, no less than magnetism does, to take
    • another example — positive magnetism, negative magnetism;
    • IIb). We let the light pour in through the slit. Opposite the
    • of light, passing along here, is caught on the opposite wall. We now
    • longer simply penetrate to the opposite wall and there produce a
    • darkening is deflected in the opposite sense, — opposite to the
    • the deflection of it works in an opposite direction to the deflection
    • gets into the light like a parasite and mingles with it. Down here on
    • battle — the consequences of the mutual opposition of the light
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    • transition.
    • is placed like the one I drew yesterday, the upper one the opposite
    • with transitional colours.
    • middle, — the opposite of what it was before. There would again
    • the water. The ray is there refracted. Owing to the transition from a
    • point of entry of the optic nerve the eye is insensitive; there it is
    • retina is most sensitive of all. We may begin by saying that it is
    • surely the nerve which senses the light. Yet it is insensitive to
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    • get a darker. Why is it so? It simply depends on the intensity of
    • really is like that — if she has made the light composite
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    • colours to what we call “bodies”. As a transition to this
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    • space. It is projected moreover to a position different from where it
    • less strong; he will admit every degree of intensity of light, but he
    • intensity; so likewise, when a space is filled with darkness, it is
    • filled with darkness of a certain intensity. We must proceed from the
    • abstract but is in some specific way positively filled with light or
    • positive”. Or we may be confronting a space that is filled with
    • the other we shall be able to ascribe a certain degree of intensity,
    • a certain strength. Now we may ask: How does the positive filling of
    • positive, we need only remember what it is like when we awaken from
    • opposite feeling. We feel the darkness sucking at us. It sucks us
    • seek the transition from the phenomena of light to the phenomena of
    • requisite conditions. Given some other temperature, it could no
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    • requisite conditions. Whilst in the other case we have something,
    • of our time is, as you see, in an even sorrier position than the
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    • elements. It has first a certain intensity; secondly a certain
    • it moves can make a mark in the layer of soot, deposited on this
    • the same proposition. Outside us are the vibrations; in us are the
    • sitting here, according to this way of thinking (I do not say
    • the outcome: You, all of you, now sitting here before me, — I
    • pulsating through the larynx and the more sensitive or intelligent
    • inside has the same density as outside. But if there is a vacuum
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    • kind, with the resinous rod it proves to be opposite in kind. Using
    • speaking more generally one calls them “positive” and
    • “negative”. The vitreous is then the positive, the
    • peculiar thing is that positive electricity always induces and
    • characteristic phenomena, say, of positive electricity, the other
    • you can connect the one coating, imbued with positive, and the
    • connection of the electrical forces, positive and negative, with
    • little. If we charged this sufficiently, the positive electricity
    • them, opposite and at a suitable distance from one-another, and a
    • pointed terminal at either end, one where the positive electricity
    • will discharge (i.e. the positive pole) at the one end, so too the
    • ray, going in opposite directions.
    • opposite direction. The radiation, then, contains three elements.
    • γ-rays; and those are deflected in the opposite
    • characterized above all by the varying intensity and interplay of
    • corresponds to the transition of our consciousness into the state
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    • here, its anode or positive pole here. Sending the electricity
    • confronted by the very opposite than in the phenomena of sound or
    • for instance, are at the very opposite poles. When you perceive a
    • light and tone on the one hand, and of the very opposite of these
    • University professor. (He prides himself in this very lecture that
    • in a Baltic University, on the relation of Physics and Technics,
    • of our Universities nearly close enough. For human progress to go
    • Universities. Questions of mobilization in future must include all
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    • ecstasy, the shattering effect would be comparable with the intensity
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    • is the opposite of the sleeping state. Let us think of a man who is
    • being exerted then in the opposite direction, and it is exerted on the
    • is operating, but now in the one, now in the opposite, direction.
    • able to tell us from the position of the hands when, let us say, the
    • year. When we have learnt to know the relative positions of the
    • position of the hands he is able to say that the time is half-past
    • to recognise what conditions are indicated by the position of the
    • different positions and mutual relationships, gives expression to
    • relationships. The position of every planet will become the expression
    • Sun. The relative positions are not strictly correct but that does not
    • Now let us assume that as it revolves the Earth comes to a position
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    • observes life that when this transition from the sleeping to the
    • There is, of course, an actual state of transition from sleeping to
    • feeling of tremendous intensity, known to him in ordinary life in a
    • spiritual knowledge who was to take the opposite path to that of the
    • of outer Nature. He learnt to feel with great intensity, no longer
    • the preparation that has been described — it is the opposite
    • requisite preparation. Let us suppose that such a book is not read in
    • feelings which are experienced in the very greatest intensity. Such
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    • Having spoken of the necessity of the feeling of thankfulness and the
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    • genuine mystic to whom the experience can come in its full intensity.
    • healthy propensities, such as Meister Eckhart, tried to do so. In the
    • intensity: Now you are no longer yourself; you have become a different
    • with a different Ego. The word Entwerdung (as the opposite of
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 6: Experiences of Initiation in the Northern Mysteries
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    • experience with far greater intensity all the hopefulness connected
    • particular intensity the experiences arising from inner surrender, for
    • necessary intensity. Therefore individuals were specially trained to
    • seasons with equal intensity; the Ego-force of these helpers of the
    • propensity for evil.
    • Initiator. This preparation consisted in the imposition of rigorous
    • their movements and positions. Thereby these heavenly bodies give
    • great cosmic clock or timepiece. Just as we infer from the position of
    • from the relative positions of the heavenly bodies. Anyone looking at
    • a clock is naturally not interested in the hands or their position
    • The position of the hands is therefore the expression of something
    • we conceive the movements and relative positions of the planets in
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    • have been different if karma had assigned me to some other situation
    • nebulosity or lack of clarity would be dangerous on entering the
    • involved in a process of transition. In theory, many people will
    • a melancholic, he must say to himself: that is a transitory
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    • round the globe in order to make progress through the acquisition of
    • way as before; we hold it back from the opposite side. We hold back
    • long time with symbols and wait until the requisite organs are formed.
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    • decide spontaneously about truth or falsity.
    • because the antecedents of the visits to the place were different.
    • necessity of not being satisfied with one standpoint only. [* See
    • believe there are two little demons sitting inside it and making the
    • itself but in the supposition that it can explain the whole universe
    • him in a positive way. This is tantamount to saying that anyone who
    • logical expositions. Whatever is described in Spiritual Science has
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    • not merely in spatial juxtaposition but according to their value as
    • transformed heart of the future will have a new position in relation
    • Man needs to change in respect of his intellectual curiosity. And
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    • The spiritual investigator is in a different position. He must appeal
    • position, like other scientists, always to supply external proofs, but
    • does not try to convince by his expositions, but he maintains that
    • Sun's rays and of the relative position of the Sun to the Earth. This
    • plant-nature, as it is now, is independent of the relative position of
    • have seen, independent of the relative position of the Sun to the
    • position of the Sun to the Earth. But is it altogether independent of
    • but independent of its relative position to the Earth. When the Sun
    • being by the relative position of the Sun to the Earth. The Earth
    • winter. When, owing to the Sun's position, the Earth is not being
    • and circulates differently. To a sensitive observer it is quite
    • people who sit side by side in offices or workrooms or factories doing
    • a consequence of modern life. We may be sitting together with others,
    • of transition from the logic of thinking to the logic of the heart
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    • find themselves in a strange position. We have already seen how
    • the transitory sense world; science cannot approach the
    • a real situation.
    • be changed, even into the opposite of what we are
    • then more or less be in the position I have been talking about,
    • this inner necessity. It is just as much a necessity as is
    • necessity in ordinary life, and it fashions an inner, spiritual
    • necessity according to the course of events in the physical
    • we have grasped the inward spiritual necessity, we achieve
    • and are only then in a position to formulate a correct view of
    • should not hesitate to speak about these real, concrete,
    • transitory, the science of spirit leads to the eternal,
    • position to judge it. If we get no further than natural science
    • this if he does not get beyond the position of natural science.
    • spiritual life. The kind of position which natural science has
    • position to explain existence, will not be able
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    • emerged from my exposition yesterday, the fact that it is
    • course, of necessity is tied to the observation and experience
    • of the spirit, we are then in a position to view what normally
    • in the position that what he experiences in the spiritual world
    • the transitory physical sense
    • skills, certain habits, if we were not in a position of being
    • experience we have to get used to situations in ordinary life
    • which demand quick decisions, where the situation must be
    • decisions in certain situations, to see quickly what has to be
    • easily. The kind of person who can tackle a situation, not by
    • confronted with the situation and then also sticking to it, has
    • as we have to grasp some situations in life and make decisions,
    • having given lectures for so many years now, I do not hesitate
    • of mood and disposition of soul when we rise from
    • the transitory to the intransitory, when we approach the part
    • of man that belongs to the intransitory world, the eternal core
    • because of a particularly sensitive functioning of his ears
    • intensity of experience, is somewhat similar to dreams. We can
    • of spirit is in the position to be able to distinguish between
    • he experiences in dreams, he is not in a position to transform
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    • nature are concerned we are fundamentally in the same position
    • from under our feet), a courageous disposition of the soul and
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    • applied his faculties for the acquisition of knowledge to aims other
    • used for the acquisition of data of knowledge produced by means of
    • transitory. This conflict arises from the fact that when man first
    • acquisition of occult knowledge only, to the study of things
    • curiosity, he will have an experience that may be compared with a
    • opposition to the spiritual teachings. They would have said to
    • as an anatomical structure. This rudimentary organ is situated in the
    • is true that the opposite often occurs when someone is meditating,
    • more can be done: for example, we can give a positive answer to the
    • necessity of anthroposophical development; what is needed is to
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    • greater intensity than hitherto arose in mankind. In earlier times
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    • aim at any kind of opposition to science. The aim and intent is
    • can see, as it were, the whole transition from an earlier to a later
    • were to some degree in opposition to it.
    • European civilization. But then Cusanus sits down at his desk and
    • civilization. But from the opposite direction, another realm was
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    • journeys and visited other mystery centers, but it was the same
    • grown more tenuous, and the increased density of the corporeal world.
    • the Logos. And though he conceived his Logos in a form of necessity,
    • it was the Greek form of necessity, not our modern physical
    • necessity. If we are to comprehend what goes on today, we must be
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    • position today in regard to mathematics and to the relationship of
    • intensity of taste sensations from front to back in the oral cavity.
    • an upright position! Behind man's movements, behind his
    • (white line.) But for each position in which you found yourself
    • changing your position. The second experience, which I have marked by
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    • The most that can be said of such an imposition of mathematics on
    • deep insight into the inner necessity with which this new cosmology
    • absolute necessity that had been brought about by evolution. This
    • often more sensitive than his thoughts. He felt how, to the
    • necessity belongs to our time. Often I had to speak out against
    • to all our anthroposophical endeavors if a false opposition were to
    • and what science seeks — and must of necessity seek in its
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    • such as shape, position, and motion. Secondary qualities in his view
    • of man is form, position, and movement, whereas all that makes up the
    • sufficient reason for assuming the objectivity of position, place,
    • man distinguished position, location, movement, and time-sequence
    • position, and form ceased to be inward self-experience. Instead, they
    • relationship of man to the world. Form, position, place, time, etc.
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    • see how man is in a position to comprehend right-left by means of the
    • knowledge put him in opposition to the views of orthodox science, and
    • this opposition has remained to this day. This is why Goethe really
    • different position. Basically, all views of evolution that originated
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    • by means of opposite effects (“opposite” in the sense
    • Fifteenth Century, let us look at a man in whom the transition can be
    • calculating the position of a given planetary body in the heavens,
    • position of, let us say, an arm when you are painting a picture of a
    • person because you can feel what it is like to be in such a position,
    • position as in physics, where one could measure (and increasingly
    • 7) and if these are its successive positions, I must somehow perceive
    • my own position (dark circle) I guide this observation, in other
    • it in the opposite direction. I can basically make all the
    • beneath me moves in the opposite direction. But if I am watching
    • beneath him is moving in the opposite direction. Our present age has
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    • phlegmatic, was sensitive to the inward “water” or
    • I can say that in the transition from an older epoch to the
    • down through the generations. What was the situation of a person like
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    • What can be observed in the outer world? It is motion, change of position.
    • its motion, meaning its change of position in space. We can do that
    • the bare change of position, we have to view the velocity in the
    • hold of if all we see is that a body changes its position in space.
    • nothing about a body if we merely indicate its change of position,
    • who have the requisite preliminary training, in one or another branch
    • prerequisites for this work already exist, because very man facts can
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    • that the various organs are quite different in their sensitiveness to
    • Today we are in no position to apply to the organic world the physical
    • reference point within ourselves, it would necessitate an entirely
    • alone we can get nothing out of the proposition but that Achilles will
    • tragic role. Only those who are in a position to have insight into
    • furnishes the opposite of what you conclude from reasoning. The
    • earth. All matter on the earth has a certain degree of intensity in
    • its action. This may be measured in one way or another, be density or
    • the like, in any way you wish, it has a definite intensity of action.
    • intensity. In the spot where the sun is will be found a hole in
    • point of high heat intensity produced. Here we have the same process
    • Achilles proposition to something not accessible to observation. It is
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    • somewhat the following situation. On the one hand encouraged by all
    • which has led to the necessity of explaining things terrestrially
    • the transition of the concepts of physics as shown especially in the
    • earth. Today the necessity faces us again to realize this connection.
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    • carried the point a to the position b and the point then slipped
    • point or the boiling point, at that moment I am not in a position to proceed
    • a position not different from that of the one-dimensional being when a
    • We have, thus, a peculiar situation. When we try to grasp the heat
    • opposites. The solid body provides for itself that which I must add to
    • opposition of the boundary walls that oppose this diffusion. When we
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    • authority of some of those who sit entrenched in possession of this
    • comfortable. I sit down at the desk and write something. Then
    • said sometimes that if we imagine our eyes were electrically sensitive
    • instead of light sensitive, then when we turned them towards a
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    • things, for instance, as the content of the proposition of Pythagoras,
    • room that is comfortably warmed, I sit down and write.” I cannot
    • meditation, to increase its inner intensity, and so to work with our
    • opposite pressure brought to bear from the outside. These things have
    • transition between these two, also, and we experience it in an
    • the earth. Thus we can say that we have here a transition form between
    • this range? We learn that the water sets up an opposition. As ice it
    • transition to an entirely different sphere. It is very necessary to
    • this time, put this proposition before our souls and tomorrow we ill
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    • itself in all directions. So again, we can state the proposition: that
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    • therefore in a position to say something as a philosopher about
    • there is no necessity to enter into its real nature. A certain concept
    • The cure for this situation is that first a certain number of people
    • opposite of gravity, a striving in all directions away from the
    • through a kind of null-point, and come to an opposite condition to
    • have gravity; above, this gravity changing into its opposite, in a
    • with matter. But the intermediate condition between the positive and
    • where form is positive and not negative. But we see just here that any
    • position. It is in the state between the formed and that which we call
    • condition reestablishes the opposite forces. In the case of the earth
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    • Today we will do just the opposite. We showed yesterday that we must
    • wherever the tendency arises to form a perpetuum mobile, the opposite
    • through. The latter starts from the proposition: a perpetuum mobile is
    • a body is the result of opposition to this striving to form a
    • transition zone is really somewhat difficult for us. We have on the
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    • climate, and is thus under the necessity of giving off less or more
    • belong of necessity together, and if one is to explain this
    • the opposite pole escapes me. Something has slipped into the unknown,
    • of necessity have to think not of a world-cycle only, but of a certain
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    • spectrum the transition from green through blue to violet and then
    • it were in two opposite directions — just as in the color
    • along a line into the indeterminate. The opposite must be the case
    • infinity. The words one after another may be considered as positive.
    • If you consider this series as positive, the effects in the human
    • being have to be made negative. What is meant by positive and negative
    • as negative numbers are to positive numbers and vice versa. Let us
    • them as the opposite. We must think of something active in man which
    • is related to matter as the negative is to the positive. We must
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    • brightness or luminosity as a heightening of the condition of
    • yet intense enough to produce matter, but of such an intensity as to
    • conditions of luminosity and darkening. Keep in mind that we do not
    • And it is positively stated: heat consists in
    • called ether nowadays, the first requisite is to follow the only path
    • diametrically opposite to the realm of the material. Its forces we
    • pressure, but suction forces qualitatively opposite to
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    • the opposite way to reach the chemical effects. This fact must be kept
    • positive quantity here (or we might consider it negative) then
    • use formulae, set down as positive what represents heat and as
    • opposite, then we have what is essential in light left in a plane at
    • them. But if you have reserved positivity for heat and negativity for
    • relation between positive and negative numbers and imaginary numbers.
    • situation where you must go first into the infinite on one side and
    • change the positive signs of the heat formula to negative ones, and
    • takes place. For the necessity of the case constrains us to see as
    • like to reckon with numerical quality differences. They use positive
    • never be found for making one energy positive and another negative on
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    • visit with you. We will now demonstrate to ourselves in a completely
    • alteration shows on the photograph. If I were accustomed always to sit
    • would do what many have done under similar circumstances, namely, sit
    • within each other. Heat had an intermediate position. It did not
    • etheric natures. But since it occupied an intermediate position, it
    • find in it, namely, a difference in level of transition. (Unless we
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    • and in this one can only come out fully when we are in a position to
    • meaning of tone in the air, namely that an opposite kind of force is
    • to ourselves? Well, we must conceive of it as the opposite condition.
    • cosmos, and we are obliged to find the transition from the one
    • condition of space to the opposite condition. We must learn to pass
    • from a space filled positively with matter to one filled negatively
    • find heat welling out wherever we make the transition from the
    • imponderable. At all such points of transition heat wells out.
    • heat is bound to the ponderable matter. This is quite the opposite
    • however, is shown, and that is the necessity to build anew our whole
    • People sit in fine lecture halls and each reads his paper, but the
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    • on the human disposition of ordinary consciousness.
    • effort that such a change necessitates, the better it is for gaining
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    • after years, according to natural predisposition. The man who wishes
    • the process of observation. The cosmic disposition between man and
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    • etheric cosmos works in opposition to heredity. It is of a kind which
    • thought and recognize its transitoriness, and so it can indirectly
    • will, and in fact prevents the transition to any method of conceptual
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    • it were, less intensity of being.
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    • who uses ‘imaginative cognition’ is also in a position to
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    • At present we must do the opposite. The soul exercises now wanted to
    • there. After a certain time man can find the transition to a state of
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    • make of what he excavates from such ancient sites, so penetrating, so
    • itself will become rigid. Today we are living in an age of transition but
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    • in itself, you are in the position of the tiny animal that takes the
    • transition to the animal kingdom. The form alone is passed on through the
    • if an animal is wounded, the pain is situated inside its skin, as is
    • space is void of soul, black, but round about and outside it luminosity
    • begins; further away this luminosity increases in strength. What is
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    • beings, but another time he will also see the feelings of animosity
    • sensitivity of procedure, for through false methods of training such as
    • is in a doleful situation, for during sleep it is abandoned by its creator.
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    • ourselves in a fatal, agonizing situation and follow the course it takes,
    • happiness and joy, therefore, as the opposite of what they were in the
    • position to value them truly.
    • opposition. From Devachan you would see what is present in the souls of
    • begins during postmortem existence, its intensity depending upon the
    • all-embracing life, and perception of it is of great intensity, for in
    • are essential there, develop greater sensitivity. The organ of perception
    • again on the earth, the course of the process is the exact opposite
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    • the predispositions and impulses that enable the bond with those whom
    • in the position of being capable of imparting or attaining anything
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    • and mobile, on which the beings living might have felt like parasites
    • exposition of this first form of our earth. It speaks of a kind of
    • by means of an experiment. A globule of oil in liquid of equal density
    • necessity for one section of the beings. The higher beings separate
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    • density of flesh developed only later. A similar phenomenon is still
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    • physical world. He was intent upon the acquisition of super-sensible truths
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    • that today are in process of transition or transformation. First and
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    • mood was necessary, a certain disposition of the soul, which I will
    • Beautiful Lily!” The transition of man from one stage of
    • by a disposition of the soul, which may be described by the symbol of
    • passage in the words “If the eye were not sensitive to the Sun
    • setzen” (here he will sit down) — The Chaotic mixture
    • consciousness. These are the two ways of reaching the opposite bank:
    • necessity. If he does not set himself free, he will be killed.”
    • necessary stage of transition. Human egoism can be overcome if it is
    • Temple, they who resting on themselves alone occupy a false position
    • a God, and said “Here is necessity (notwendigkeit) it could not
    • necessity, and will go regularly as the course of a clock. The giant
    • Necessity with Freedom. What Schiller tried to express in these
    • transitory things we see with our senses, are nothing but symbols,
    • All things transitory
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    • position, but to pursue its way in a horizontal position and to move
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    • way the festival of the winter solstice was of necessity brought
    • facts of necessity sound together in the world's course.
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    • Not Amazed, cold visits only thou allow'st;
    • imperishable soul, the situation was quite different from the way
    • spiritual-scientific sensitivity, if the medical doctor feels and
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    • time midnight drew near, they had been sitting in the dark room for
    • does the situation change. The rhythm that rules until death
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    • does not merely signify the acquisition of knowledge; it signifies
    • intensity and for a long, long time; that we can so do it that we
    • the requisite conditions) the soul has instead a peculiar feeling,
    • Then the immensity of Infinity so works upon us that we become imbued
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    • their spring and summer forms. The disposition that at one time the
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    • difference between man and these beings. When a man is in a position
    • the necessity of each having his separate interests, his special home
    • just the opposite of those applicable to the sense-world. Thus we find
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    • nothing but conjecture, a supposition of what may lie behind the
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    • Africa are now situated, scarcely any continents were as yet formed.
    • arrange their positions in space with due regard to the neighboring
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    • Hence the necessity arose of denying their own nature and taking on
    • on foot — and he meets with a wet day; he must of necessity make
    • disposition? That Spirit of Form which forms the basis of Saturn, sets
    • in opposition to them. What then happens is as follows.
    • diagram. At an outermost point of this etheric globe, in opposition to
    • at a definite point in opposition works the detached Spirit of Form.
    • Form in opposition, and caved the substance in, so that in reality a
    • opposition, and by that means a notch is hollowed out, so also do the
    • but in opposition to them work the abnormal forces
    • against the light in opposition by all the abnormal spirits of the
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    • necessary intensity. If you remember this rose tomorrow, you will have
    • earth condition. We then have the impression that this transition has
    • gold was, however, only to be extracted from alluvial deposit left by
    • through the special nature of its composition. I have given this as an
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    • descriptions as a very great acquisition; and in a certain respect it
    • down from Mars selected that position in the heavens can it exercise
    • man who has to accomplish something upon the earth which necessitates
    • But, according to the whole predisposition of our times, man has
    • opposition to the normal Spirits of Motion. These Luciferic Spirits of
    • who attained the goal of their evolution at the time of the transition
    • sitting under the Bodhi Tree,” to begin to be inspired by
    • position in which we can allude to the functions of a certain category
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    • but types of one kind only. And then through the various positions of
    • determined through the different positions of the sun to the earth in
    • opposite direction. This opposition comes about simply because they do
    • coming from the sun came into opposition to the etheric stream which
    • made a sacrifice and took up their position on the moon in order to
    • equilibrium, in opposition to the Lucifer currents which stream from
    • Signs of the Zodiac in general give us their individual positions. It
    • because a place had to be created from which through opposition of the
    • recognize something which is in opposition to the spiritual principle
    • the stars when it changes its position — whether in short periods of
    • spiritually from cosmic space. Through such a positive consideration
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    • seen as a kind of transition being who pours the drop into the
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    • Christ event approached was, “Change the disposition of your souls,
    • From this comes the powerful admonition: “Alter the disposition of
    • your soul, for the Kingdoms of Heaven are near. The disposition of
    • opposition of the present time and be fiercely rejected. It is said in
    • reappear in the etheric body — now it is an absolute necessity to
    • etheric Christ are perhaps in a more difficult situation than those
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    • itself in a position to create clarity on these points by means of its
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    • within him a soul-mood, a soul-disposition, which will say to him:
    • a position to give through anthroposophy something which is not
    • today take the position taken by the philosophers of religion who
    • position to grasp the true and not the false in the various religious
    • take the position of seeking the truth of the various religions and
    • Let us take the opposite case: That an adherent of Buddhism should
    • They will live in men, and will embody themselves as parasitic animals
    • Thus all the pain and suffering in the world are positively not
    • which becomes clear to anyone who goes through the requisite
    • the opposite of what the initiate learns to know; it would be an
    • Lucifer had become rebellious, that he had taken up a position hostile
    • gods. This was the situation.
    • organization of mankind, after the Mystery of Golgotha, of necessity
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    • monastery, he didn't even consider making the expected visit of
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    • transposition of movement and transposition of balance. One who can
    • And when we consider language, idealism in one's disposition has the
    • Such is the situation likewise when our actions, our conduct is such
    • the Angels; it is through the disposition of mind we possess that we
    • what he himself is unless he is in a position to see truly into
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    • the situation has been such for civilized humanity that humanity has
    • previously existed but not with the same intensity. Since the Event of
    • Just imagine what the situation would be if, through some kind of
    • arrived at the necessity of having Christ in its midst. Gradually more
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • nature, as well as the opposite tendencies which preceded and had
    • As a university town, Oxford occupies a unique position in the
    • a graduate of Oxford University, and it is the custom there, when in
    • last third of the nineteenth century. Those who are sensitive to such
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • difficulties of the inner life among the youth at Universities and
    • experiences undergone by young people at Universities. As a matter of
    • fact, this situation has been preparing for many decades, but
    • people at the Universities are seeking for something. This is not
    • then, did youth find when they came to the Universities? Well, they
    • investigators, researchers. The Universities established themselves
    • the situation at the onset of the nineteenth century: The feeling
    • If up till the fifteenth century men had positive inheritances, so
    • either, or that anything is known at the Universities. What I am
    • last twenty or thirty years and is still shining with a positive
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • necessity. A short time ago a professor at a University who is said
    • of understanding it at all. And for a great number of University
    • realize the necessity of entering the living Spirit. I do not say
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • wish to convey that philosophical expositions can give rise to an
    • symptomatically expressed in the philosophical expositions of ethics.
    • see, I treat philosophical expositions of ethics in rather a
    • intuitions laid bare in the soul. In view of the situation which I
    • situation in the life of soul from that of previous centuries. And I
    • those who lived through the transition from the nineteenth to the
    • opposition to the Socratic teaching. And so, during the sixties and
    • is the situation of the spiritual life in which souls with natural
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • someone sitting there in the first row were to stand up and I were to
    • was the very significant situation at the end of the nineteenth
    • opposition to the times.
    • phraseology, then such a movement is imbued of necessity with the
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • the younger generation through opposition towards their elders,
    • among those who derived their enthusiasm from a mood of opposition
    • out of the necessity to live together in communities, out of man's
    • on the other, to the necessity of knowing that this ethical
    • realize this necessity to build up confidence in social life; they
    • Over against this stands the opposite pole in civilization, where
    • only opposition against the old, but a creative looking forward, is
    • the right guiding thought for a true youth movement. Opposition may,
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • which comes from opposition. But however strongly, at the beginning
    • had experience of it no longer finds the opposition in its full
    • must take the book and sit down to it as if we were sitting down in
    • reality. He is there within the human being, and if we sit in front
    • human beings sitting there are judging differently. They say: “He
    • we must realize that in the young individuality sitting at the feet
    • allegories! It was enough to drive a sensitive soul out of its body
    • rejection there was hidden the positive — the genuine longing
    • thesis nor be accepted as a university lecturer. At most he might
    • modern spiritual development has moved in the opposite direction.
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • feeling did not then exist. It was a period of actual transition. In
    • disposition of soul changes from one century to another. There was a
    • we approach the fifteenth century, we discover with what intensity
    • what shines through with the greatest intensity out of the previous
    • times did not work with such intensity and inwardness in any other
    • might say, the iron necessity to stop the soul and spirit welling up
    • our present age enters with the greatest intensity into the spiritual
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • sphere of education, an opposite direction is taken. But it was not
    • pseudo-scientific monstrosity. In those times grammar was not at all
    • and there, in certain universities, the doctor's degree still
    • to the eighteenth or nineteenth year the “acquisition of
    • evolution of the human race. Here we must find the transition from
    • to what is a prime necessity for understanding man. In the case of
    • those who are older. The youth movement cannot be a mere opposition,
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • transitions in man, that human life runs its course in rhythms. Try
    • he happened to be at a transitional period of this kind. It is
    • while certain products of metabolism become deposited through
    • instance, as occurred at the Berlin University. Two philosophers were
    • lantern slides so that they can sit and do as much as possible
    • Activity an exposition on the art of forming concepts, a description
    • able to do oneself. Thus no opposition is aroused because it is felt
    • through inner necessity to its present form. What is a G, K, or U to
    • is the situation. Now I have no intention of creating another
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • intensity, quality; it is experienced as quality, as intensity, very
    • teachers, therefore, we may come into the position of having to
    • visited him with Schröer, we were talking with him and he began
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • being an age of transition. For I should like to know which age is
    • not! Every age is an age of transition from the preceding one to the
    • an age of transition — well, it remains just a hollow phrase.
    • transition. In Our age we are going over from experiencing the other
    • great transition to this newer age consists in man meeting man free
    • of his sheaths — according to his inner disposition, to what
    • impress other people who are of an opposite opinion, for if you do so
    • necessity, that education shall not be talked about so much, that
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    • the present world situation of dawning spiritual knowledge. In these
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • we must feel the full intensity of being surrounded by a thinking
    • century the dragon stood with particular intensity before the human
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    • image—you have the position of the present-day human being.
    • position man has in the world; only then will it become clear to us
    • midway position between the intentions of his blood and the intentions
    • forces below. It is as though we were to force man out of his position
    • decisions. We are faced with the necessity of taking very seriously an
    • inquisitors. As modern men we must not place ourselves in such a
    • position. On the other hand, we must not be indolently satisfied with
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    • in our universities. It does not arrive at real inner conceptions of
    • position to show how this spiritual element takes hold of the
    • a process that is the opposite of an ascending process of life and
    • senses. Materialism must suppose just the opposite of the truth.
    • condition of the rest of his organism. This was the situation in
    • countenance, Michael. A period of transition was needed. But with the
    • those who constantly maintain that our time is a period of transition.
    • I know quite well that every time is a period of transition, but I do
    • point is that one should indicate clearly of what the transition of a
    • particular time consists. The transition in our time lies in man's
    • occupies a unique position in the evolution of humanity. The first
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    • live together with us. This is the situation concerning the
    • united Himself with the Earth evolution the situation has
    • Now, what was the situation into which the Christ impulse entered? We
    • which stands here before me visible. You all as you are sitting here
    • sitting here; they have, through a certain inner power of attraction
    • see; we merely see the mineral. The real human beings that are sitting
    • must result the disposition for retrogressive evolution. At the moment
    • we are in the position to see these things in the right light, that
    • developing soul qualities is not bound to gravity but to its opposite,
    • You know from your lessons in physics that Archimedes, sitting in his
    • opposite of the truth. When we think we are not; for in
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    • single organism we have puberty, and also later epochal transitions,
    • so likewise, in human history, we have epochal transitions. Today,
    • able to do this. Nevertheless, the situation is such that man, also
    • themselves in such a position do not notice that by having acquired
    • mathematics we owe to Ahriman who sits in us. The most uncertain
    • impulse is a requisite part of his nature.
    • fatalism is often described as a necessity of nature. Mohammedanism is
    • even though they cannot find the transition from the God they sense to
    • in the content of this book. There is no necessity that what this man
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    • sense, we are unable to cope with the problem of the necessity of
    • the necessity of nature be reconciled with freedom? It shows, in other
    • omnipotence of the necessity of nature. One does not express it in
    • these words; nevertheless, a certain omnipotence of natural necessity
    • is conceived of. What is this omnipotence of natural necessity?
    • carry on unprejudiced science. This is the situation today in regard
    • The matter is similar in regard to the necessity of nature. During the
    • Wisdom was considered the fundamental attribute of the Divine Being. The concept of Omnipotence only gradually penetrated the idea of the Divine Being, from the fourth century onward. It continued to develop. The concept of personality was abandoned and the predicate was transmitted to the mere order of nature, which is conceived of more and more mechanically. And the modern concept of the necessity of nature, the omnipotence of nature, is nothing but the result of the evolution of the concept of God from the fourth to the sixteenth century. Only, the qualities of personality were abandoned and that which constituted the concept of God was taken over into the structure of thinking about nature.
    • which then became the leading upper current: the nature necessity.
    • prepared in the form of a sub-current of nature-necessity must
    • thorough grasp of the necessity of the Christ impulse. One must
    • is dangerous today to cling to mere nature necessity, to that kind of
    • fatalism which is expressed in nature necessity. For education,
    • based upon nature necessity, upon the omnipotence of nature
    • necessity, weakens the human head, and human beings become thereby so
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    • if one considers how different is the position of the head
    • distinction between natural necessity and human freedom would have
    • will and the necessity of nature did not exist for him. Everything was
    • inkling of a certain necessity of nature enters human thoughts. But
    • this necessity of nature is still far removed from that which we call
    • social life, but where I clearly pointed to the very necessity
    • grasping, in a sensitive way, the peculiar nature of the sense process
    • transition from the one period to the other.
    • spiritual the transition into the material and its mode of action in
    • composition one attempts to analyze in the same way any other
    • strong fighting position which they already have taken up, and it
    • ranks and which still today sits so deeply embedded in the souls of
  • Title: Lecture: Signs of the Times: Michaels Battle and Its Reflection On Earth -- I
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    • concepts demand a greater exertion of thinking, a greater intensity of
    • even though we believe we are. The degree, the intensity of
    • consciousness we have while feeling equals the degree and intensity of
    • to the world of the dead we are in exactly the same position in which
    • became professor of philosophy at the University of Jena, he delivered
    • “direction”! People who think like this are in a position to
    • with sufficient intensity, with proper energy, they will not remain
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    • principle was a necessity in the course of mankind's evolution.
    • the other side, as it were. One is then in a position to correct much
    • meetings, to draw attention to the necessity of not sleeping away the
    • for the necessity of a complete revision of their judgments, of a
    • body from outside; he sees the transition it passes through; he sees
    • catastrophic age, our present difficult times have become a necessity.
    • see today what must of necessity result if certain things are
    • absolute necessity today to gain insight into the consequences of
    • our life situation. It is not always possible in one's particular
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    • that occur on the basis of predisposition, you can easily
    • predisposition for a certain thing exists.
    • “predisposition” to run in front of horses, instead
    • consider the necessity that confronts the psychoanalyst if he
    • describe the necessity of the God-concept in these terms
    • there. They admit an absolute necessity, but when that
    • necessity is stated as a serious question they consider it one
    • current psychiatry by the universities. They are not only far
    • beyond ordinary university psychiatry and psychology, but in a
    • and similar things must of necessity play a role whenever
    • how was Schopenhauer situated in the spiritual realm? From 1860
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    • conflicts — or in the opposite type, that thoughts in the
    • will see when you read this chapter what kind of opposition
    • inferiority as the university psychiatry or psychology, are not
    • in a position to make good because they lack the smallest
    • literature — and often forms the content of university
    • middle and right). An opposite condition may be brought about
    • crossed, as it were, in the opposite direction (See drawing,
    • feeling, and willing have swung to the opposite side, away from
    • sitting by the sickbed. Her strong ego-consciousness was
    • things that have sprung from strong oppositions, great thoughts
    • necessity by the kind of phenomena that the psychoanalyst today
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    • any position to explain. We have thus two types of experience;
    • ourselves by really making the transition, by having a world
    • attitude towards it becomes the opposite to what it has been,
    • immorality, intellectual falsity, and aesthetic ugliness leads
    • judgment would be as cruelly philistine as the opposite idea:
    • devachanic world is the complete opposite of the physical;
    • carefully, striving sensitively to realize how very
    • feelings, sensitivity towards that which is described in
    • anything of composition; there it is quite obvious. This is so
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    • such moments of transition what were really manifestations of
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    • confused mysticism which forms a justifiable transition,
    • their power only during the transition from one life to
    • disposition of the brain. Again by a detour through the
    • the inner disposition of the brain. Whether or not someone is
    • heart are the karmic propensities, the tendencies of our
    • forming our head with all its predispositions and tendencies in
    • the one which takes up the predisposition of our karma into the
    • positive denomination wish to be believers in the Bible and, at
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    • this — ” As an individual man I am a transitory phenomenon,
    • transition. All group-soulness has gradually to be stripped off. Just
    • transition is happening. There exist today a number of souls who are
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    • presuppositions of other initiations. The event they describe is so
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    • the anthroposophical friends sitting here, on the John Gospel, the
    • of our society, authors turned up from curiosity, who had the
    • body. Further evolution consisted in this, that the transition was
    • case with the Christ-Impulse. But a transition had to exist. Things
    • call to mind the whole historic world-situation. How had things become
    • his intimate disciples. And just as the sun progresses in opposition
    • to its sense-path: if you proceed in opposition to Waterman, there
    • in mind, we must consider the opposite path, on the other side: from
    • mount to these forces. All of you, as you are sitting here, are in
    • presupposition of what is offered in spiritual science. And people in
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    • historical position of St. Augustine is revealed for modern
    • Well, the decay of life, the opposite of birth, is connected
    • occurred in us would occur of necessity. We are only
    • Sense-Reality of positivistic science. The third stage is
    • therefore the stage of Positivism, of Positivistic Science. The
    • Positive Philosophy. Everything which can be experienced
    • through the various positive Sciences is considered by Comte as
    • Earth, that can be given by Positive Science alone, according
    • of positive Science, to bring man into such social structures
    • as can be grasped on a basis of Positive Science. It is very
    • a Positivistic Church. Now if you just take the various points,
    • you will at once perceive the spirit of it. This Positivistic
    • bearers of Positivistic Science. These days were to be devoted
    • Positivistic Science.
    • the Positivistic Church of Comte gives, one actually gets the
    • Christ is lacking in the Positivistic Church of Auguste Comte,
    • Demonology, Metaphysics and Positivism. And one can say he took
    • point in positivistic science. Thus we have two streams —
    • seeks with infinite energy to bridge over that opposition and
    • this, because he stuck so rigidly to his positivistic
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    • necessity connects one event with another, an ordering in which
    • position of man on Earth to each other to be a copy of the
    • of Industrialism, for they allowed positivistic Science alone
    • necessity.
    • positivistic Science as the only thing valid, positivistic
    • the enormous opposition to be found in a certain sphere of the
    • solve these oppositions in to-morrows conditions, I want to put
    • positive philosophy. With the English Utilitarianism, as
    • opposition from the side of Spiritualism against the
    • that Idealism, Mysticism and Positivism must develop side by
    • application to Positivism and rejection of his teacher St
    • extraordinary quickening of Positivism with Mysticism.
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    • Thus the very important Argonaut saga puts before us the transition
    • The Odyssey too is concerned with the transition from one race to
    • transition from the hermaphroditic to the condition of sexuality, in a
    • state of transition from the condition of being able to see without an
    • transplanted. He had to experience the transition from the first half
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    • situation in human evolution. Before a new phase takes root the
    • fifth sub-race. The import of this transition finds expression in the
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    • There we have an important transition. Spiritual life descends for the
    • also events to come. These were not revealed to satisfy curiosity or
    • transformation and to bear it. The initiates are in a position to
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    • misunderstanding of what the nature of sensitivity is. We come to a
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    • consciousness. Hence the wonderful social composition of the beehive!
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    • Pythagorean School that it stressed the necessity of immersing
    • as shadow-picture. The duality of good and evil is a necessity in the
    • out dualities at every step in life. In physics you find positive and
    • present, and everywhere we find the opposite, the strict opposite, of
    • Universitäten gelehrt wird. Das ist aber nicht so. Die 2
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    • spiritual, the highest, is the opposite counter-dimension. In their
    • converging in two snakes standing opposite each other. As mankind
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    • far-reaching importance in those ancient times for the acquisition of
    • deposited by the warmth, there is also associated what might be
    • transition for these elemental beings. When he has passed through the
    • spiritually does the opposite of what has been done before.
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    • course, the Spirits of Personality were not in a position to allow
    • transition, of disappearance and of sleep might take place. Higher
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    • transition from ancient Saturn to ancient Sun. The most essential
    • different, through transitory conditions up to the present day; it
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    • We must now make a certain disclosure about the Cosmic position of
    • position, the perspective was not only changed, but the designations
    • can imagine such a position when the earth
    • positions towards each other, they might also have once stood thus.
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    • The development of humanity progressed further. The necessity arose
    • to their physical body, who, therefore, were in the same position,
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    • feeing of opposition; but if one is firmly grounded in Occultism one
    • density. Just as one cannot move a mill by means of ice, one also
    • explain it as a large globe cooled down to the density of waters, and
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    • ourselves: What position has man towards those Beings of the higher
    • different position. These ought really to have become men on the
    • position, a position which we can only describe graphically, even if
    • position is different from that of the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones,
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    • transitory existence we grasp the Christ principle, there will mature
    • for us — in the womb of the transitory — the
    • intransitory, the eternal, the immortal. Out of the womb of time
    • necessary it was. This necessity is indicated in a profound way in
    • requisite for acquiring it, must shine again in the world. Thus
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    • requisite for a person who wants to become clairvoyant in order to
    • penetrate the higher worlds is nothing less than the acquisition of
    • fortunate position of being free from the physical body once every
    • least in the fortunate position of having the astral body free in the
    • into a position of contradiction to the universe, with regard to his
    • fortunate position, because we have our delicate astral body and ego
    • intensity of these interests, to bring about moments in his life in
    • consists, abstractly expressed, in making the active, positive
    • in which a person was sitting must have been passing that way. I
    • person was sitting. I have not seen the person who passed there, but
    • tracks on the road to the person who was sitting in the carriage
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    • precisely the epoch in external history when the transition took
    • — a few years only — occurred the transition which
    • positive act bring about the metamorphosis. His actions then were in
    • he would make a great mistake. For transitions such as this take
    • such sudden transitions are perceptible in spiritual life. For
    • simple matter as to involve merely a transition from the Saturn
    • speak of the transition from Saturn to Old Sun and of this to Old
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    • is not in a position to destroy this world of the senses through his
    • their unity. The people of ancient India were in a position to
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    • of opposition to the introduction of the Luciferic principle into the
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    • this transposition, as it were — only became possible because
    • time when the tendency of evolution is in the opposite direction. We
    • human physical body. We are in the middle of this transition, and
    • goal of his evolution unless he thus underwent a transposition of the
    • a position to bear an etheric body itself and able to send back
    • case. At the present time a man may find himself in a position in
    • curiosity, that men would fain know something about the hidden
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    • been a transposition of these realms, and that mankind has advanced
    • position of Luciferic beings in the progress of the world from
    • in by men.’ That was the position of the holy Rishis as regards
    • days does not experience his thoughts with the same intensity with
    • of spirit is situated, stood the Guardian Merodach or Mardach, and he
    • live after one another. Here we see the transition, at a significant
    • being to the brothers of Christ, a transition of which we shall speak
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    • ancient times, had of necessity first to contact the inner life of a
    • sublime than what upon our earth plays its part as the opposition
    • came into the world to sit down even with publicans and sinners. He
    • between that Being to whom we must ascribe such a central position,
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    • Devotion to theosophy necessitates rising above human
    • top but is not in a position to do so with the right means? We can
    • individual cells in their juxtaposition. Everything is mechanically
    • We feel lassitude, or hunger and thirst, or a sense of strength in
    • stones that must lie in a certain position if the animal is to
    • For this reason a great number of expositions given
    • relation to its surroundings may be regarded unhesitatingly as
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    • position, the balance is immediately restored because the astral body
    • the astral current streams in the opposite direction, thereby
    • re-adjusting the balance. With every physical change of position,
    • opposite direction. In this inner experience of a process of
    • effecting the opposite of what was designated “frost” in
    • external science face-to-face with the necessity for at last
    • Such an experience of warmth does not occur when, for example, we sit
    • NOTE: Throughout this exposition the term “sound” (Laut)
    • the exact opposite of the word Eva. Here we also find the reason for
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    • exactly “sensitive.” The term “sensation” is
    • opposite one, resulting in an impact of sentient soul and sentient
    • unhesitatingly anything resembling their sense experiences, which can
    • not in a position to deal with such things, but it is none the less
    • and raises it from the horizontal to the vertical position. We then
    • pass over into the vertical, can the upright position come about and
    • acknowledge the higher truths that spiritual science is in a position
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    • acted henceforth from without, that is, from the opposite direction.
    • task. This, in turn, necessitated their acting from the Sun during
    • the opposite side. That is why human thinking takes place wholly
    • the exact opposite of what people try to infer from them. Here we
    • transposition of the circulatory system had already occurred, for
    • with the blood system in a vertical position. As yet, however, man
    • that would cause the same current to act from the opposite direction.
    • the opposite direction. One element of speech has to be suppressed,
    • memory. In order to produce human memory, the main position of
    • could stream in. Since their principal position is horizontal, they
    • is in the same position as that of the human being, hence it can act
    • the soul always have currents running in the opposite direction from
    • current runs in the opposite direction from that of the intellectual
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    • You will readily understand that a detailed exposition
    • expositions, keep in mind the sharp distinction between sense
    • these four lectures they are apposite.
    • as it were. As you sit there dreaming, your environment need show
    • is a necessity, though people usually have no inkling of the fact,
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    • unhesitatingly that at the time he wrote The Wandering Jew he
    • Visualizations are like parasites, like live beings in the inner
    • corporeality. Judging by the intensity with which man must combat
    • understanding a matter. If we listen unprepared to an exposition, for
    • positively be classified according to their capacity for boredom.
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    • Moved more by curiosity than love
    • necessity of drawing a sharp boundary line between sense perception
    • of unique composition.
    • view of our search for truth, which is a duty, a necessity, we are
    • necessity surrendering to truth; this is where the life of aesthetic
    • words, only when it leads in the opposite direction.
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    • with a struggle, and the intensity of this struggle is still
    • once in a position to reason when our judgment is not immediately
    • the unconsciously flowing visualizations positively behind itself.
    • lacks the requisite strength. We must take out a loan in order to be
    • opposite stream of life, you follow the astral current. For instance,
    • body, but the opposite one, and the consequence is that you
    • imagine in Goethe's soul a predisposition for the stream out of the
    • is, we incessantly place our ego in such a position as to cover up
    • is such as to produce results that are the exact opposite of what is
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    • wherever the actual transition is made from the emotions to the will,
    • Consider that what Aristotle sets up as the prerequisite
    • theoretical situation because all activity that Aristotle is able to
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    • what they have to tell. We are in a similar position with regard to
    • of the senses. Philosophers whose whole disposition equips them to
    • to stop at error, but is in a position to conquer it and transform it
    • matter. What does it tell us about the peculiar position of error in
    • sense it can be useful because, if you bring to bear the requisite
    • passion or curiosity, instead of in the right frame of mind. Such
    • these matters? If a man lacks the requisite moral frame of mind when
    • Aristotle's position is therefore untenable.
    • soul (souls that are regarded either as eternal or as transitory, but
    • the position and significance this conception would imply for the
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    • Now, in order to find the right transition from science
    • the right transition to the spirit realm I will indicate by diagrams
    • proposition out of every such judgment. From the compound
    • proposition, “a green tree is.” Not until then have I
    • passed judgment. Only when I try to form the proposition do I know
    • proposition be formed in the case?
    • proposition out of a combination of visualizations? What can impel
    • you to form the proposition, “a green tree is,” out of
    • nothing of the sort. When you want to make the transition from the
    • compound conception to the proposition, to the thesis that settles
    • no way of accomplishing the transition except through perception.
    • that could arise out of error is the opposite of what functions
    • stirrings we feel are the opposite of Luciferic. They are of the
    • real transition from the mere conceptual complex, “a tree is
    • is an analogous transition from the mere life of conceptions to what
    • you've thought about it you have to admit that the situation actually
    • Here again we have a sort of transition, only it is a
    • to ‘imagination’. This transition sets in when we acquire
    • potentiality in life, this transition reveals what we can call the
    • transition from the emotions to intuition. If we seek the location of
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    • requisite strength, so that it overwhelms him, crushes him, as it
    • opposite can occur. People who have achieved great skill in
    • actual intensities and qualities, is a question of development.
    • split in his personality. Often during the transition stages he will
    • outer necessity demands it. Above all, he should never forget what
    • capable of applying the requisite attention to himself will in this
    • of Dr. Unger's lectures on the position of the ego and the “I
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    • proclamation also resound when the shepherds visited the birthplace of
    • that at the place visited by the shepherds a human soul had been born
    • During my visit to Christiania last year
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    • underlying necessity. When anthroposophical spiritual science is
    • was the situation: The eye of earth looked up to the heavens, beholding the
    • experienced the process of conception with particular intensity at the
    • Goddess honours with a visit. Then there are joyous days and wedding
    • transposition of time. Luciferic transposition of time goes backward;
    • Ahrimanic transposition of time runs in the opposite direction, being
    • behind this lies necessity. But it is none the less true that men have
  • Title: Lecture: The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
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    • the acquisition of external, empirical knowledge.
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    • transition from the epoch before the middle of the Lemurian race to
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    • associated, and rightly so, with the transition from the super-sensible
    • to the material, and through the Divine Son the transition is brought
    • brings about the transition from the super-sensible to the material —
    • ‘Out of God we are born’ — and the Son Who brings about the transition
    • man, therefore, we are to see the transition from the super-sensible to
    • heavenly heights with the same intensity of feeling which was there in
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    • Christ Mystery is an exposition of what was uttered by the Jesus boy
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    • question of good and evil at the present day, hesitating as to whether
    • resemble no other, and which therefore do not signify a transition.
    • necessity arose for these great Teachers actually to descend to the
    • has been described as the “sitting under the Bodhi-tree.” He
    • extent, of the nature of a necessity. In the 5th to the 6th century
    • This soul, through its position between the sentient soul and the
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • able to put our whole soul into such a position, that we obtain an
    • accustomed to lead. Till then the position of his parents had
    • came to visit them, of studying other children of all ages, even from
    • A theosophical visitor once came here, — one of those who think
    • of a movement by going to one or two lectures! — This visitor
    • opinion formed by this visitor, which he did not hide under a bushel!
    • up? — This was after one or two visits. What a terrible effect it
    • circulates in it and the position of the nerves within it, — all
    • stronger. When Anthroposophy emerges from the position which now,
    • position if he were to break away from the ruling opinions. But the
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • stirs his physical body to opposition to the treasures of the earth,
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    • Hebrew people, in all its details. This necessitates that we should
    • text: ‘Change the disposition of your souls, for the kingdoms of
    • knowledge of the necessity for an advanced preparation for something
    • transition, when that which has now reached its climax in a
    • accidental, it will come of necessity. It may be that in our own time
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 5: Correspondences Between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm
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    • find ourselves confronted by opposites, by two parts of a duality. The
    • Northern and Southern initiations offer one example of two opposite
    • celebrate a Spiritual marriage — is an example of how opposites,
    • development, we may call the two opposites: man and woman; whereas in
    • that a trivial Natural Science tells us as to the position occupied by
    • raised himself into an upright position in space. The reason is that
    • the universe and to a duality in man, as two opposites, existing in
    • reversed. He is the opposite pole. Just as the female form did not
    • When we think of human life in its two opposites of man and woman, we
    • have already observed: Those who sit in the high places of ‘true
    • such as the above-mentioned, when those who sit in the high places of
    • immensity underlying such a fact. You will allow me, therefore, by way
    • could not have imagined. but this possibility is a necessity, for only
    • Baptist: ‘Change the disposition of your souls,’ applies to
    • man is a student of Spiritual Science he will of necessity grow to
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    • incarnated in Egyptian-Chaldean bodies, so as to be in a position to
    • Personality stands like a sign-post, to cast off the disposition
    • towards the earlier and to put on the disposition for the new; to ring
    • the conclusion of Kali-Yuga, we are going through a transition in
    • state of transition. We shall see that light can be thrown upon it
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    • run more like this: ‘The day of transition from an activity on
    • historical necessities. You know that there was here no question, as
    • aright. We only do this if we look upon it as an historical necessity
    • super-sensible worlds into our physical world. This was a necessity,
    • one. St. Paul nowhere asserts the necessity that the Christ, whom he
    • there. This movement came into being in response to a necessity which
    • undermined. Thus while there was the greatest necessity that this new
    • Society, are in a very peculiar position. We are celebrating a
    • therefore, in a very peculiar position when we celebrate a festival
    • the matter itself places us in a difficult position, for the
    • which originated from one of the deepest necessities in human
    • introductory act of hers! What has just been said of the necessity of
    • honour the positive work accomplished by this Personality and we shall
    • Theosophical movement; but if we sit before her and the book she
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    • A special disposition of the soul is necessary for the acquisition of
    • spiritual knowledge, one to which the usual disposition in everyday
    • The very opposite must take place if one would penetrate into the
    • threshold we are no longer in a position to correct, but are forced
    • to make the mistakes consistent with our own disposition of
    • we must return to the physical plane, improve our disposition, and
    • nothing more than the mirroring of our own being. Our own disposition
    • situation that I have characterized is only altered as a result of a
    • consciousness of a person with an immoral soul disposition is more
    • sentiments and also the state of those with an immoral disposition of
    • moral disposition of soul was able to preserve clear, radiant
    • later phase after death, in addition to the moral disposition the
    • religious soul disposition plays a part. It is simply an
    • first phase after death the moral disposition of soul was the
    • Spiritual science takes an objective position towards all religious
    • We do not study spiritual science for the sake of curiosity, nor from
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    • The situation is different for the second stage between death and a
    • period between death and rebirth, and there we positively do. In many
    • respects life between death and rebirth is the very opposite of what
    • on what we experience. We can characterize this situation as follows.
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    • position of the Moon then becomes his outermost boundary. When that
    • through the gate of death a moral disposition of soul. Such a man may
    • disposition of soul. If he lacked a moral sense in life, he does come
    • other beings. A man with an immoral disposition becomes a hermit
    • sphere he has passed. But a soul with a moral disposition, a soul
    • sociable spirits is determined by our moral or immoral disposition of
    • A moral disposition of soul is therefore already of great
    • been a link between the transitory and the eternal, the life of soul
    • irreligious disposition of soul we deprive ourselves of forces of
    • position as the Hindus. But we do not worship Wotan. The West has
    • the gods.” A different and indeed exactly opposite effect is
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    • of my presence here in Vienna, which was necessitated by certain
    • grotesque it may appear, the opposite is true in the spiritual world.
    • It is different in regard to the acquisition of knowledge in everyday
    • we are incapable of changing our soul-disposition so as to love him
    • disposition of soul we have acquired, the more social we become in
    • moral inclination and religious disposition. Nothing can be done
    • sphere through the cosmos. Now we are not sensitive to influence from
    • cosmos can bestow forces that are predispositions from birth inasmuch
    • occult investigation has confirmed that the opposite is true. The one
    • artistic study. The gesture, the position of the resting body with
    • the corresponding position. This reclining figure represents the most
    • Now let us go over to “Day” which lies on the opposite
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    • the sense world we must move about to perceive things. The opposite
    • world with far greater intensity than could ever be the case in the
    • feeling of powerlessness towards the necessity of karma that can be
    • positions of the planets. An explanation of what does not apparently
    • attribute a special position to the Christ that is not indicated in
    • to achieve that the human being shall be in a position to grow out
    • Powers that stand in opposition to Him — the impulses of
    • but the two utterances mean the opposite for man. Indeed, shattering
    • etheric or life body, and that in such a position the etheric body
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    • are dependent upon the nature of his inner life, the disposition of
    • anthroposophist, however obstinate his opposition, who in his
    • person as if he were sitting in front of one. He will receive this
    • Consider the situation of the dead one. He has some intense wish. In
    • them or not. The play and opposition of forces was there and so were
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    • to direct ourselves according to objective necessities. If we fail to
    • act according to necessities. In fact, with regard to both our
    • thinking and our willing the necessities of higher realms play into
    • during his physical existence was the expression of his propensities,
    • result of his positive attraction to the bodily nature. This is left
    • person who in life had an immoral or limited moral disposition lives
    • longs to be together. People who lack a moral disposition of soul on
    • bring an unmoral disposition with us, and sociable beings, if we
    • hermit or a sociable being there also depends on the disposition of
    • science. This animosity need not pervade the whole soul. It may only
    • person who feeds his animosity still further might in fact have a
    • disposition. We become sociable spirits if we bring a religious
    • certain position and makes its influence felt.
    • visit it occurred to me that something was not quite right with this
    • them. Then one understands the position of the figure. It is
    • and position of Michelangelo's “Day.” We obtain the
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    • own soul disposition, was driven to spiritual science, whereas
    • that can be exercised from our world upon the other. But the opposite
    • develops a far greater sensitivity for the complexities of life, for
    • Now if we have acquired a sensitivity of soul and are spiritually
    • who have developed sensitivity. Important matters can be imparted.
    • sensitive, he will feel that the one who has died is with him and
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    • spiritual science is a necessity and others do so out of
    • powers of opposition and hindrance.
    • In many people we find a propensity that in everyday life we denote
    • predispositions can be found in the hereditary stream. A good musical
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    • insight into such a situation, where the one who has died cannot find
    • necessity that they cannot counter in any way. It would be the
    • greatest sin if they did so. They feel it a necessity to proclaim
    • sensitivity. A bridge will be built between this world and the world
    • animosity towards it. How often can one experience this! It may take
    • quietly within the recesses of the soul. Spiritual positions of
    • equanimity, such situations are painful and shattering to behold.
    • books that deal with Goethe's predisposition. One examines
    • predispositions needed by that individuality. This is not an easy
    • be given to the spirits of opposition, but we must labor at the
    • to shape the general form archetypally. This makes the opposite
    • between the recollection of the earlier existence and the transition
    • compare it with this moment, then you have the opposite pole of
    • physical death. Physical death marks a transition from being into
    • non-being. The moment described above is the transition from
    • The concept of the polar opposite of death, the moment that arises
    • and life. The acquisition of spiritual concepts should not become a
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    • The Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for
    • Earthly life is not merely a transitional stage. It has a mission. It
    • is a necessity for the beyond, as indeed the beyond is for earthly
    • situation it all makes. If nothing were to intervene, the person
    • mystery center situated in the southeast of Europe. In this center
    • meet the Buddha after death. For the position of this being is a
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    • the necessities of our karma, the gifts are illuminated so that we
    • previous life and he will become of necessity duller in the next than
    • necessity dull, Lucifer and his powers have particularly strong
    • hypersensitive person who is destined by his mere physical
    • through life with a morose, dissatisfied, discontented disposition.
    • will, if his karma has placed him in a certain situation. Yet every
    • The opposite situation should also be considered. We find souls who
    • same necessity as that the leaves of a plant must wither when the
    • hierarchies are only able to make something of this situation by
    • wisdom-filled cosmic guidance needs certain gruesome situations in
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    • last visit here I spoke about man's life between death and
    • true service of love. Let us picture such a situation. The dead
    • — to bear the anxiety until the situation of the one left
    • something to better the situation we will have performed a real deed
    • he would have liked to do. These situations are not difficult to
    • spoke during my last visit is connected with the interrelationships
    • the Moon. (The outer planets indicate the relative positions of the
    • from Mars. So the position of the planets really does indicate what
    • When in astrology we ascertain the positions of the planets and also
    • their relative positions to those of the fixed stars, this gives some
    • So it is really the moral inheritance deposited by us between death
    • An element of necessity enters into a man's connection with the
    • return to the picture, sit in front of it or many hours, make a few
    • are inscribed because they were due to necessity and not to result of
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    • necessity of what is intended with our spiritual scientific work is
    • something is present that he takes for the opposite of what is
    • sensitivity and understanding for the spiritual world. Spiritual
    • In a subsequent period, so as not to remain insensitive toward the
    • however, because times have changed men stand opposite one another
    • rightly experienced. For this a spiritual sensitivity is needed.
    • to know how the requisite physical organ has to be formed.
    • any moral predispositions. He will journey alone through the various
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    • without any moral soul disposition, without moral concepts, that is,
    • souls who have rejected a moral disposition of soul during their
    • disposition are simply of greater value here on earth than people
    • when I put it as follows. A person devoid of a moral soul disposition
    • soul disposition he alienates himself increasingly from other people.
    • only be dispelled by the moral disposition of our soul.
    • dispositions they have in common.
    • are endowed with a moral disposition of soul feel lonely if they lack
    • transcends race, color and social position. That is Christianity.
    • man is faced with the necessity of determining what part of the globe
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    • Here on the earth we are situated at a point on the earth's
    • outside. The opposite is the case after death. Then man grows to a
    • After death we again meet this person but now we feel the opposite of
    • remove the stain. A feeling for the necessity of karma is the result
    • of the earth. The earth is neither a mere transitional stage, nor a
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    • moment the sides take, e.g., these positions:
    • thalers. In thinking, one must always take account of the situation
    • mountain, which acts in opposition to the earth's gravitational
    • On these expositions — to which, as they are somewhat abstract,
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    • opposition to the Realists, the Nominalists not only explained away
    • Thus Nominalism and Realism were opposites. And anyone who goes
    • Idealism there is a certain transition. The crudest kind of
    • will move on to the supposition that ideas are connected with beings.
    • sense a Spiritist, so that on this side there is a direct transition
    • position to go all round the world and accustom ourselves to the
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    • that he has been in a position to observe and reflect upon in a
    • (For the moment we need not go into the transitional ones.) If one
    • Gnosis. A man is a Gnostic when his disposition is such that he
    • This arises from the particular disposition of his soul. This outlook
    • through, as an inner necessity, a mood which says: Man is placed in
    • no others — only transitions from one to another. Thus we must
    • “gnostically”. They were in a position to pass behind the
    • one to say: It opens out for me a feeling for the immensity of the
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    • natural predispositions we find the special forces through which he
    • natural predispositions, is that Venus stands in Aries.
    • they await the point of time when these predispositions can best be
    • can see this because this last position — Voluntarism in
    • and seeks an outlet by placing itself in opposition to the direction
    • with Voluntarism in opposition to its Empiricism. The result is that
    • Voluntarism would stand in opposition to Rationalism in the sign of
    • they are in physical astrology; in physical astrology “opposition”
    • has a quite different significance. Here, “opposition” is
    • oppositional configuration. These are writings based on the will to
    • Gemini, but went in the oppositional position; thus he went with Mars
    • only if one penetrates into the lower position (below the line
    • become Empiricism in the sign of Rationalism!” Opposition! The
    • guide. It teaches us to understand our one-sided predispositions as
    • because I stand here with my Empiricism, etc., I am in a position to
    • mind, and makes it dependent on this falsity. Therewith the door is
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    • moment the sides take, e.g., these positions:
    • thalers. In thinking, one must always take account of the situation
    • mountain, which acts in opposition to the earth's gravitational
    • On these expositions — to which, as they are somewhat abstract,
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    • opposition to the Realists, the Nominalists not only explained away
    • Thus Nominalism and Realism were opposites. And anyone who goes
    • Idealism there is a certain transition. The crudest kind of
    • will move on to the supposition that ideas are connected with beings.
    • sense a Spiritist, so that on this side there is a direct transition
    • position to go all round the world and accustom ourselves to the
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    • that he has been in a position to observe and reflect upon in a
    • (For the moment we need not go into the transitional ones.) If one
    • Gnosis. A man is a Gnostic when his disposition is such that he
    • This arises from the particular disposition of his soul. This outlook
    • through, as an inner necessity, a mood which says: Man is placed in
    • no others — only transitions from one to another. Thus we must
    • “gnostically”. They were in a position to pass behind the
    • one to say: It opens out for me a feeling for the immensity of the
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    • natural predispositions we find the special forces through which he
    • natural predispositions, is that Venus stands in Aries.
    • they await the point of time when these predispositions can best be
    • can see this because this last position — Voluntarism in
    • and seeks an outlet by placing itself in opposition to the direction
    • with Voluntarism in opposition to its Empiricism. The result is that
    • Voluntarism would stand in opposition to Rationalism in the sign of
    • they are in physical astrology; in physical astrology “opposition”
    • has a quite different significance. Here, “opposition” is
    • oppositional configuration. These are writings based on the will to
    • Gemini, but went in the oppositional position; thus he went with Mars
    • only if one penetrates into the lower position (below the line
    • become Empiricism in the sign of Rationalism!” Opposition! The
    • guide. It teaches us to understand our one-sided predispositions as
    • because I stand here with my Empiricism, etc., I am in a position to
    • mind, and makes it dependent on this falsity. Therewith the door is
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    • death. When the blood has deposited the life-awakening substances on
    • elements come into opposition with the inner life and a destruction
    • time, then they came to completion and an opposition arose. If you
    • every happiness, as every unhappiness is based on the necessity of
    • into reality. Another case is when a person is not in a position to
    • victory of eternal life over the temporal and transitory. So too our
    • know best of all what we have deposited in our own soul. Knowledge
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    • positive, objective impulses — and the fact that the human
    • position clear.
    • life of feeling — of desire, pleasure and its opposite, of joy
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    • So the awareness of the opposite world was darkened. When the
    • balance! The opposite is the case with Anthroposophic work.
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    • superficial view of the situation, not taking into consideration what
    • and useful in many different ways, and that there is no necessity to
    • bound? The child himself must feel the necessity to do this or that.
    • the power which drove him into the position in which he suffered the
    • special position in order to do something for the whole of mankind. We
    • The next appearance of the comet will be [was] in 1986. Its periodic visitations occur at intervals of about 76 years, and have been recorded since 240 BC. During its last visit, it passed directly between the Earth and the Sun, the Earth actually passing through the tail of the cornet. It is interesting to note that this series of lectures were being given as the comet was at its closest to the Earth, May 1910. (Ed.)
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    • will be of the same colour, the same density, etc. Now let us suppose
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma in Relation to Disease and Health
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    • not grown in accordance with the positive ideas and facts which are
    • were clean. It is not a question of one view being in opposition to
    • nature. Or they may be traced to the influence of parasites which live
    • at the next transition stage of its life, a stump appears; the second
    • if they are repeated — influence the whole disposition in such a
    • disposition to disease in the third incarnation.
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Curability and Incurability of Diseases in Relation to Karma
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    • opposite in medical circles, and indeed in distinguished medical
    • a person brings with him certain predispositions which in one
    • according as the person is in the position to build weak or strong
    • against the opposition of your body, against the forces which will
    • incarnation in which he will encounter the greatest opposition to his
    • Ego is stimulated into action in opposition to the organisation of the
    • opportunity of meeting with the opposition we have described above.
    • person who is ill owing to the opposition of the three bodies, can
    • connection, we will purposely take exactly the opposite case. During
    • position to compensate for certain actions in his previous life.
    • individuality acts in opposition to the luciferic powers and wages a
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • speak of ahrimanic predisposition to disease. We then pointed out in
    • impregnated with a predisposition to a certain illness, but, at the
    • are slightly indisposed, to be able to forget that indisposition,
    • something different. Such is a positive and wholesome forgetfulness.
    • disposition for the illness within us. A great many forms of illness,
    • to acquiring the title of Doctor of Theology, but that, when sitting
    • sitting in front of the oscillating church lamp in the Cathedral of
    • ourselves with a false motive, and how the false supposition
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Relationships Between Karma and Accidents
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    • We always encounter this when we have to deal with those dispositions,
    • capacities and talents through the disposition which he has brought
    • in speaking of hereditary disposition, we suffer from a delusion,
    • situation that would occur if we fell asleep and entered the spiritual
    • What is the position in those cases where there is no pain with
    • be in the position — without following it with the degree of
    • through our ordinary consciousness we are in a position to counteract
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
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    • taking place during the transition from one incarnation to another,
    • predisposition for illness? What induces us between death and rebirth
    • inner being of man, and the position of man in relation to the
    • shall be exposed. We can never do enough towards the acquisition of
    • judgement, the more do we work in opposition to Ahriman. This appears
    • upon earth. People who disdain the acquisition of a wholesome
    • existence. Because of this they are in a position to raise up the
    • in opposition to Ahriman; therefore those who take steps against
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    • opposition. But we shall achieve some result, especially when such a
    • disposition shows in early youth, if we bring the sufferer into such a
    • situation where the consequences of these symptoms prove themselves to
    • dispositions develop and change in a normal way in ordinary life. In
    • and that this transition, this bridging of the chasm will assuredly
    • provoke the opposite process. It then happens that passing through
    • earlier incarnation. Here we see the opposite process. This is what is
    • would be a cheap supposition. Everything need not always be thus
    • next incarnation a disposition to spirituality.
    • Let us further suppose we were in a position to protect them from this
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    • evolution is subject to definite laws, and we are not in a position
    • certain influences, we merely create the necessity of seeking other
    • uncharitableness. Although we may be in a position to remove the
    • opposite sense. Little by little it discovers a certain emptiness
    • through their own elasticity, they rush on to the opposite direction.
    • again react upon the whole of the condition and disposition of her
    • suppositions concerning such facts will never be decisive for reality.
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    • previous acts or experiences there has arisen a necessity for illness
    • books those expositions which could be given here if we had time
    • can be no necessity for such a theory as that of the ‘vibration
    • it follows of necessity that we have the right to do this only if we
    • when one kind of electricity, say positive, is produced and then the
    • turns light in some way into its opposite. Light has its opposite in
    • everything depends upon the balance of opposites. Light and love are
    • polar opposites and on their being interwoven depend ultimately all
    • the outer world so as to make the pendulum swing to the opposite side.
    • Here is the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times and many
    • indirectly through persons who are more sensitive to such influence
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    • achievement of that culture to be not transitory but eternal. For that
    • gradually, for he is so situated, that in his life, free will floats
    • opposite when they are performed by us. The deeds of Lucifer
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    • esoteric soul development only when we observe its diversity: how
    • later on) — the Necessities in cosmic events. The
    • Necessities are rooted in the foundations of things, where also the
    • Cosmic Necessities, which at the same time were themselves so
    • discovers in the foundations of the Necessities the fundamental
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    • right relationship to the transition between one and the other world
    • opposition to and rebellion against the cosmic order consists in
    • mankind, insofar as this is not pure positivism — that is, does
    • Lucifer does the opposite: he takes what is soul feeling in the
    • opposition to the general cosmic order.
    • he loves because his disposition is thus or so, and this particular
    • disposition finds its satisfaction in loving someone else.
    • The perversity of the sensual impulses and their repellent
    • become clairvoyant. This happens in just the opposite situation. We
    • physical world to the influence of Ahriman. But the opposite can take
    • things sit so deeply entrenched in human souls that it is not easy to
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    • same when you confront a new situation; you can never lose yourself
    • may be quite the opposite of the firmly imprinted form of the
    • the elemental world. There must be an opposite pole, as it were,
    • something that works in the opposite direction to the faculty of
    • opposite condition, comparable to sleep in the sense world, it is the
    • opposite condition: the will.
    • elemental world a step further. There a person is not in a position
    • become completely changed. There the inner mood or disposition
    • ones. These imprint themselves as soul dispositions in firmness of
    • just the opposite: the luciferic beings come from outside and try to
    • picture corresponds to the actual situation and you will understand
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    • in common with the sense world. One therefore faces the necessity of
    • oneself against them in an insensitive, materialistic way, saying,
    • things. We know that he is to some extent a discerning and sensitive person
    • mathematics. At one time the university Math departments were
    • naturally meet with a great deal of opposition from people like
    • situation will always be like that, showing how the impressions could
    • imagine, for it is usually just the opposite of what we might expect.
    • special way with this person,” the situation must be worked out
    • or opposition against the experience. Though he will always
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    • out of soul sensitivity as a luciferic thrust into his thinking. A
    • central divine position free from the influence of Lucifer and
    • Just as the positive and negative electric charge indicates a
    • must keep the Word in the middle position, so that on the left and on
    • two polar opposites, Lucifer and Ahriman, are working together at the
    • the triad, of polarity or opposition in the triad, of harmonious
    • number three; it begins then to see polar opposites revealed in all
    • things and the necessity for these opposites to balance each other. A
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    • relationships, images of the harmonious working together of opposites
    • brought into a certain opposition to the Gothic, which is more open
    • know only what you remember. In exactly this situation you find
    • Eternal Necessities, such as those experienced in the World Midnight
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    • thoughts sitting in us that are capable of taking on human form. When
    • see? He sees himself sitting there!
    • one's own room and see oneself sitting at the desk. But such things
    • situation described is fully possible. Maria's consciousness soul and
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    • world, to use our time together in a more positive way. But it must
    • civilization, but that for this there is a certain valid necessity.
    • I would call it — and I am not speaking from animosity but with
    • animosity but in fact in a spirit of brotherliness — as though
    • of opposition springing up lately from all sides against our movement.
    • sensitivity to these various gentlemen and their writings; this
    • sensitivity will lead to ignoring them instead of kowtowing and
    • only the right kind of thinking and the sensitivity to such people
    • an effort will bring about a great change in the disposition and mood
    • person's disposition and qualities, for him and for his sake.”
    • world around them. But just the opposite is the case after we have
    • just at this moment of forgetting, which is the transition from the
    • necessities of existence, is indeed connected with the most profound
    • those who are sensitive to the meaning of responsibility would be
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    • If we are no longer in a position to do a thing better, we still know
    • position of man to-day; all that surrounds him confronts him with the
    • position within this existence?”
    • nature, some idea of the composition of man and the connection of his
    • birth already proclaimed his exceptional position in Christianity and
    • function. No intensity of the soul intervenes, it depends entirely
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    • disposition makes him sensitive to these influences is so connected
    • thing. These group-souls of the animals would be in the position
    • would of necessity die out as a community of human beings. It is true
    • man away, and the transitional kingdoms would not be able to develop
    • their opposite forces, and unite, so that evolution may advance.
    • with the earth, have evolved like two opposite poles. Christ and the
    • would of necessity have to give up the ghost.” Sectarian
    • if man had the requisite patience. That will also come to birth
    • within the human soul as a kind of opposite pole — patience: so
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    • when he does find his way and is thus in a position to know how to act
    • strange position today because of the possibility of misunderstanding,
    • expression whereas “entelechy” is positive. Goethe, however,
    • those who have to prepare to take leading positions in life! How very
    • themselves for leading positions in life have, in the course of their
    • blood of those who are preparing themselves to take leading positions,
    • Egypto-Chaldean age. Our modern humanity is certainly not sensitive
    • striving for the opposite, were indeed the people who were called to
    • world history find their explanation in opposites.
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    • stronger and stronger. This age must learn, too, that the necessity to
    • sense, at the opposite pole to Bacon, whose endeavor always directed
    • weight of their opposition against this right evolution. When we bear
    • opposition against the normal evolution of humanity.
    • Something was needed to counterbalance this tendency. An opposite
    • opposite. I have said that America had to be discovered and that the
    • forces entered, however, and set themselves in violent opposition to
    • which individual human beings are situated in the world process. The
    • the opposition to Romanism comes to such clear expression
    • effect, positively responsible for the external organization of human
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    • Christ being. It is the opposite of the other impulse and it, too, is
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    • by external history as the transition from the Middle Ages to modern
    • necessity for other forces to be added to those of observation and
    • necessity in historical evolution because conscious thinking, through
    • was an absolute necessity and it was held to be of paramount
    • and its course of development, we can perhaps see the necessity for
    • Chinese or return to the position of Chinese culture, but if there
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    • The aim of his cult, working in opposition to those of Taotl, was to
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    • the time when the will to visit the Holy Places originated in the
    • his own severe regulations, he had had his treasures deposited for
    • with what developed of necessity in the bosom of the Knights,
    • looked upon as determined by a certain necessity. Humanity was not yet
    • Sits the Eternal Mother ever bound.
    • University. Grimm was, as we can see, a spirit who had the best will
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    • to positive absurdities. Ultimately, one would have to come to the
    • position is such that certain thoughts can only be grasped by the
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    • understood from what was said in them that it is an absolute necessity
    • position to comprehend everything, practically everything. The fear,
    • super-sensible, is an absolute, an unconditional, necessity for the
    • position not merely to say lovely things about the good and the true,
    • whom history tells us, and out of the mutual opposition of the ancient
    • opposition there arose the first distinction into Caste, external,
    • the necessity of a right co-operation of the three elements in our
    • opposition was made to the teaching given as Spiritual Science. And
    • relationships with William II. Once about 1897, I was sitting in a
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    • in a leading position, have in their lives remained behind in this
    • The position of this priesthood towards Michael and Jahve was the
    • right one. Their position towards Michael was right because they knew
    • opposition to him, so that a cry went through the world during our
    • idea of Duality in the Universe, upon the opposition of good and evil,
    • Leonardo on the ground of a positive faith, so we in our day have
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    • reality taken place. Our University professors will certainly not
    • in the West places itself, so that the forces in opposition are
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    • contradiction, by the Spirit of opposition. And the more we try with
    • opposition. It is to be noticed among people of today that religious
    • spirit of opposition will surely arise.
    • only from a spirit of opposition. We should bear this in mind in all
    • No, “in omnibus”. This is the spirit of opposition,
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    • establish a transitory social order; it is only possible to establish
    • followers believe that only by passing through a transitory social
    • the present world-situation? Is it not time for this drowsiness to
    • religious forces it can unburden itself of the necessity of calling
    • compulsion, so that he shall not rise to the free, upright position in
    • others like-minded had said. The necessity of building further upon
    • recognize the compelling necessity of logic, and of the basic needs
    • Today, New Year's day, with my visit drawing to an end, I wished to
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    • of initiation originating in the necessity of the day. A science of
    • It is for that very reason that it meets with such opposition, for the
    • intensity and living nature of the sense experiences. Now, when this
    • inner life and possessing a quality of strength and intensity
    • opposite direction. We have to attain the power to extract the soul
    • counteracted by a particular plant or mineral in which the opposite
    • events of the day in the opposite way from their natural sequence? In
    • determined by the external events or experiences but in the opposite
    • consciousness, from the transitory to the eternal.
    • opposite of such. What is the characteristic of hallucinatory and
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    • modern age. Whoever visits this School for Spiritual Science will find
    • candidate went through the opposite experience: As he attained to
    • the necessity for weakening the power of his ego; he realized that the
    • intensity of the ego-life, and as a result of his experience he
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    • cosmic connections and assigned man his position in them.
    • exact opposite.
    • primarily anything that can impress us positively, yet that which, in
    • As you know, man's position in his evolution is such that he takes
    • Thus the situation had changed for people of the 18th Century from
    • positively have become an automaton. By reason of being transferred to
    • If the requisite good-will were forthcoming in extensive circles to
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    • relation to the cosmos, it must be but a transition to another epoch
    • right thing to do in a given situation; but we cannot bring our self
    • — and one of them is this: a man sits down in a chair, takes a
    • all outer opposition, then you will have a conception of what the
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    • autumn, I should like today to speak about several prerequisites
    • They compute the paths of the planets — the positions of the
    • composition of these heavenly bodies. But what have all the results of
    • character. Dreams are the transition to this world. It is grave error
    • is spiritual is fundamentally not subject to natural necessity but
    • the earth. And when the priest said: The position of the sun now calls
    • fine and sensitive development of the capacity for receptive
    • engaged in the Mithras Cult. They had to develop a sensitive,
    • and Gustav Theodor Fechner, both active at the same university.
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    • intensity of his inner impulses as well.
    • matter of post-war inflation, for example, the situation reached a
    • By some sort of more sensitive examination I discover changes in this
    • compute the little changes by the variations of deposits in the
    • It positively hurts to hear people discussing such glorious thoughts
    • Press, New York.} But the very necessity which in the course of time
    • super-sensible cognition — the necessity to develop the inner
    • that will render it more sensitive to impressions: it will no longer
    • will learn to feel the subtle transitions occurring in the course of
    • gradually acquired the sensitive feeling for nature just described
    • prerequisite to the right to an opinion in the social realm; but this
    • transition from nature-consciousness (spring-summer) to
    • resurrection of the soul — in fact, the necessity for achieving
    • death; but in the Michael Festival we must feel with all the intensity
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture I
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • man may thereby be led, according to his disposition, into mere
    • truly say that in all those who at that time were in a position to
    • and thereby transports herself back into the position in which she
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • gate of death, having a good moral disposition. Indeed, that belongs
    • silence. They can sit together for whole evenings without feeling
    • with special intensity. But anywhere you may see the clouds with this
    • instance, were in a quite different position from what they were
    • man with the spiritual in all the situations of life, and most of all
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • be in a position to build its new body — now no longer the
    • into such a situation belonging to my own youth. I then needed to
    • with intensity. If you attempt this with all inner intensity you will
    • yourself you will experience the situation as if spread out in space,
    • sitting down at the table. Around you people are sitting, people whom
    • you during sleep as the opposite stream. As a matter of fact it is
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture IV: The Ephesian Mysteries of Artemis
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • of the solitude he felt when sitting among these granite mountains
    • acquired with special intensity in metal mines. Even metal miners
    • sittings, but even among our living contemporaries on the earth
    • here. The first necessity is to find the right approach to the
    • ancient Saturn period, had reached a certain density. If such a thing
    • Paracelsus wanted to learn he did not learn at the University. I
    • cannot say that Paracelsus did not attend the University, for he did,
    • University, but Paracelsus did not go there to learn the most
    • speak. The knowledge of these connections is the basis for a positive
    • The way in which a child raises itself from the crawling position to
    • position it is permeated by these metallic forces which are being
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • the earth had reached a certain density and had acquired forces such
    • deposited as primeval mountains were not so hard as today. This only
    • deposited from out of the cosmos as a kind of wax-substance trickling
    • the time in which it was deposited out of the cosmos into the earth.
    • deposited in the wax-like substance of which I have spoken. But apart
    • congealed albumen thickened to the density of jelly or even to that
    • was being deposited in the earth from out of the cosmos, another
    • about it, because it offers to the visitors of today a kind of odour,
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • make a positive and a negative assertion, “I am-I am not.”
    • we also have in the Jura mountains. In the chalk deposits, in the
    • this very strongly when I visited the museum at Trieste. There, owing
    • of chalk composition, the skeleton, and that which once rang forth to
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • had been brought to feel the necessity that man should come to this
    • said to him, had felt this necessity, he was again on the point, not
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • pupil learned to bring this whole intensity of inner impulse into
    • union with the whole intensity of outer impulse. Out of the relation
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • organism is made sensitive to another through attention to light, you
    • experienced the necessity of overcoming his own Ego, because
    • necessity, of which I have often spoken from other points of view,
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    • The Transition from Plato to Aristotle
    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • Mysteries of Hibernia, they had of necessity to experience a physical
    • alone remained in such a degree of strength and density that man
    • well-known grayish-white metal, which has a definite density. One can
    • opposite sides, but flowing into each other, descend to the earth and
    • opposition of Saturn and the moon., In the sanctity of the night it
    • expressed very dearly and even historically in the transition from
    • transition towards the abstract appeared. This fact is exemplified in
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • upon his soul two polarically opposite feelings. The pupil who sought
    • These were the two polar opposites with which the pupil
    • position they occupy. This is a man who inwardly according to his
    • disposition to melancholy in the life of the soul is brought about
    • sought to reconcile these opposites.
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • visitors are not yet present with us, I will link on rather to what
    • the earth: humanity had first to pass through a transitional period
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • TRANSITION
    • Then there came a transitional epoch (when I hold the
    • transitional epoch, which finally led on to the 14th and 15th
    • And so this transition time came, and after it came that which
    • Following that there came a transitional epoch; and then
    • of you sitting here that nothing could be seen but your body, that
    • be filled with inner piety. He must be in a position to turn his soul
    • Herewith I have characterized that transition which took
    • opposition or stood in conjunction, and so on. They still possessed
    • When they experienced with their being this transition
    • in a position to transform in his body sufficient oxalic acid into
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XIV: Human Soul-Strivings During the Middle Ages the Rosicrucian Mysteries
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    • the transition to Plato and Aristotle, the soul striving in the Middle
    • life, especially in our modern age. A man can sit down like a piece
    • Mysteries was then led to experience the opposite pole of gold, the
    • opposite effect. Gold is an impulse for the animation of human
    • body. And what would be the opposite pole of that?
    • What is the opposite pole of this? We have the opposite
    • pole, the opposite working, and this effect is what is produced when
    • carbon dioxide for their life; and this carbon possesses the opposite
    • continual opposition to the Intelligences of the sun; and a great
    • opposition between the Intelligences of Venus and the Intelligences
    • which lay between an opposition and a catastrophe or crisis,
    • realize clearly the situation in which such an investigator found
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    • reveals and then come to the human being. We follow an opposite
    • path — that is to say, we begin at exactly the opposite
    • studied also in reference to its position. Many people will
    • sitting there side by side. I look at them and form certain
    • bank. There are the two men, sitting just as before. The
    • of the men may have remained sitting there for the whole six
    • that by virtue of its very position in the organism the
    • positions the liver and the brain are actually related quite
    • opposite aspect into our considerations. If it is impossible to
    • viscosity, something lives within them; I know more through the
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    • the requisite physiological and therapeutic knowledge. I shall
    • do experiments with a more sensitive individual and try to find
    • the transition to the etheric organization is connected with
    • disturbances in the transition of the chyle into the etheric
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    • diseases, therefore, arise from two opposite sides.
    • afterward, the opposite is the case. Causes of disease may then
    • expresses itself in everything connected with deposits of
    • observe this transition from the eleventh, twelfth, and
    • the ear's position, notably by virtue of the fact that the ear
    • brief exposition may at first be somewhat confusing, everything
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    • through the opposite process from that which takes its course
    • opposite process from that which occurs in the human
    • process that arises in greater intensity when a remedy is
    • increasingly adapts itself to this position. This is secondary,
    • point of transition from the intestines to the blood; what is
    • position to supply what it should to the formative forces when
    • the system of lungs and heart, we get the proper transition to
    • opposition to the vacillating balance. This is extraordinarily
    • difficult. This balance is just like a very sensitive pair of
    • work, which in this situation distributes itself beautifully;
    • thing is that we find the very opposite in the leaves of
    • the opposite course and transforms the sulfur by way of the
    • process in the stinging nettle is the opposite. In fact, the
    • organism we actually have the opposite of what is expressing
    • describe another possible situation. There may be a disturbance
    • polar opposites, and they are intimately connected to each
    • exert itself to a very high level to bring about the opposite
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    • wouldn't like you to have to sit and simply wait, so I will make a few
    • presupposition. In the ill human being, however, or, let us say, in the
    • proceeding basically with causal necessity? We are constrained to say
    • were active on the medical faculty at the university in Vienna at the time
    • the other hand the diseased human being. By necessity we must
    • customary in recent times, that prevents us, in the transitions from one to
    • think of the existence, of the demand, of an absolute necessity. What one
    • calls exactness, an inner necessity, can emerge only in the course of the
    • will become evident that the normal simply passes in transition into the
    • Consider just once the polar opposite to what Schelling has said. His
    • can lead us to what actually must be sought in the transition from
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    • This instinct arose in Schelling out of the entire disposition of his
    • composition of the forces of nature, nature in turn is given the
    • simply sits in our organism; what we know from age seven on simply
    • sits within our organism in an organizing way. It creates there, but
    • into later life something of a positive, creative-childlike element who
    • positive creative element, this knowing-creative element that — if I
    • illness that occurs in the moments of transition in later life.
    • physical-bodily, how it is deposited in what takes place in the liver,
    • the material is deposited, as in the so-called mental illnesses.
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    • metabolic-limb system, are in opposition, are polar opposites in a
    • certain way. This polar opposition must be studied carefully in order
    • of organs situated at rest in relation to one another.
    • the Plants there is a sketchy rendering of the first composition, the
    • upward-striving process certain salts, potassium salts, are deposited
    • potassium salts are deposited in the birch bark, how something
    • in the right way, that the opposite process is within it and is held
    • disposition of the potassium salts in the birch bark: we thus become
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    • system — working oppositely to the metabolic-limb system; these two
    • organism work in a thoroughly opposite way, they also work upon one
    • becomes an activity whose intensity is too great. Then what should
    • transition from the physiological-pathological to the therapeutic by
    • opposite sense to what strives downward in the human being, substances
    • though appearing in a certain respect as the opposite. If we look at
    • I would have to present a very complicated exposition about human
    • Certain salts work in the opposite way, substances now that are not
    • process which, in the human organism, is the opposite of what takes
    • consciousness, whereas for the opposite system in the human being it
    • opposite to that of plant growth. If we are able to discern the right
    • plant, seeing how it grows in the opposite direction to which the
    • the opposite of the activity enacted by the ego-activity pressing
    • diabetic. If what is present in the outer world as the opposite is
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    • bound up with a highly developed sensitiveness to one's
    • to man. We go an opposite way — that is to say, we begin at
    • exactly the opposite starting-point — but when to-day we thus
    • position.
    • a Bank at 9 o'clock in the morning and see two men sitting
    • the Bank. There are the two men, sitting just as before. The
    • have remained sitting there for the whole six hours. The other may
    • very position in the organism the relation of a liver-cell to
    • that merely on account of their different positions the liver and the
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    • comprehensible to anyone who possesses the requisite physiological
    • you to make investigations with a man of the more sensitive type and
    • connected with the structure of carbon, just as the transition
    • transition of the chyle into the etheric organisation, which is
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    • of children, therefore, arise from two opposite sides. But it is
    • puberty and afterwards, the opposite holds good. Causes of disease
    • connected with metabolic deposits which form because the plastic
    • Those who can really perceive this transition from the eleventh,
    • position, notably by virtue of the fact that the ear is at the
    • this brief exposition may be first be somewhat confusing, everything
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    • the opposite process from that which takes its course within the
    • the opposite process from that which occurs in the organism of man.
    • intensity when a remedy is introduced into the organism. That is why
    • to allow the vitalisation to take place at the point of transition
    • is not in a position to supply to the formative, plastic forces what
    • lungs and heart, we get the proper transition to the activity of the
    • extraordinarily difficult. This balance is just like a very sensitive
    • the remarkable thing is that we find the very opposite state of
    • the opposite course, and so transforms the sulphur by way of the
    • opposite of what is expressing itself outwardly in the formation of
    • certain sense polar opposites; in other words they are intimately
    • opposite vitalisation, that is to say — if I may express it
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    • necessity has been felt to consider the economic side of life
    • It has taken its place among the sciences in our universities, and
    • science of economics as taught in the universities, has reached a
    • civilization and must of necessity lead to the destruction of all the
    • system. And, strange to say, when we try to find something positive
    • their position alone, have acquired the monopoly of culture. The
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    • necessities of the present day and of the near future of humanity. I
    • its technical perfection, necessitates the initiative of the
    • individual and therefore necessitates that the individual shall have
    • the parasite of labor; it can also be proved that wages are created
    • the transition from all kinds of indirect taxation and other sources
    • modern mind, the belief that the imposition of a tax on income is a
    • bodily or mental necessities, or whether I bank it to be used in the
    • community, instead of a parasitical growth upon it, capital must be
    • arouse opposition on all sides, that at first hardly anyone will
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    • THE acquisition of right
    • provide himself with the necessities of life out of his income will
    • starting-point a positive demand. Their fundamental belief was that
    • man is not in a position to use his full capacities. On the other
    • mine, I shall be in a position to carry on my work. An association of
    • himself in a position to seek justice under either civil or penal
    • penal law already cited, we see how the personal disposition of the
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    • so-called advanced views, in the face of some positive task? Shortly
    • Building, the Goetheanum, is dedicated. Situated in the corner of the
    • that the gossip about these things is the very opposite of the truth;
    • regard to the human being when we see in it the very opposite of such
    • free, or is he not free? I was under the necessity of showing that
    • necessity. Were man only that which he is held to be by modern
    • disease of locomotor ataxia really prove the exact opposite,
    • contention. These so-called voluntary nerves are also sensitive
    • nerves. While the other sensitive nerves pass from the sense organs
    • necessity, its justification, in human life by proclaiming the
    • made there to create a University of Spiritual Science for the work
    • Objections are raised against the Dornach Building by visitors, who
    • symbols and allegories.” Other visitors who increase in number
    • a vital necessity, when spiritual life and practical life are brought
    • the churches, we may ask: What is the position finally reached by the
    • necessity in social life.
    • noteworthy people, feel today the necessity of understanding
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    • administration, instead of its own conditions and necessities,
    • the necessity of building up social lilac as a unity. For every
    • economic forces themselves. In the positions and circles in which
    • life has won for itself a certain position in the world, independent
    • position? I have already characterized it in part. That spiritual and
    • removed from the laws which he applies in business, in his position
    • reclaims its might, its power. That is the situation which now faces
    • necessity of thoroughly investigating the connection between law and
    • impulse of the three-membered social organism is in opposition to
    • have a connection with the spiritual life, occupy a legal position,
    • play its part. This true view of reality is a necessity. The spirit
    • points out that the acquisition of property is a wrong, for the
    • indication in their works of the absolute necessity for a spiritual
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    • coal, or other necessities are produced. In my opinion they have
    • opposition which actually exists between the two forces of egoism and
    • be the position of this commonwealth, (which also in the single State
    • opposition existed between the demand for a world-economy and the
    • Goetheanum, the University of Spiritual Science.
    • we want is not a new situation created by the old spirit. An old
    • — for fulfilled it will be, out of its own inner necessity
    • others, disharmony must of necessity again make its appearance. How,
    • wants are international; only they are the opposite pole of that
    • world, to pass judgments on political situations, and similar
    • always feel the necessity of pressing forward through the actual
    • reality. Today, the first necessity is not to waste time in
    • composition of the sentences, calculated to call forth feelings of he
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    • it thus: In England the transition to an industrial condition of life
    • concerning the transition to industrialism, you will get a remarkable
    • and pass over to the fully free position (for so they called it) of
    • State, by and by, requisitioned the economic life with full
    • through and through by the very opposite principle to the previous
    • face to face with this situation. The antithesis became more and more
    • real contrasts or contra-positions towards which world-historic
    • contra-positions of the threefold social order.
    • What, after all, was the actual situation when we believed that we
    • And now the position is such that if we are to speak once more today
    • comprehend such a subject. They simply no longer had the requisite
    • 1,400 grammes press on the veins and arteries, which are situated at
    • describe how the light is transformed in two opposite directions; we
    • “Please sit down: will you take a chair?” “Yes, but
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    • other buildings, now situated in its neighbourhood, greatly increase
    • never in a position to apply some general statement to the single case
    • according as you shift it, its density will vary: it is for ever
    • these two opposite poles.
    • origins of Value are the real polar opposites: they differ as, in the
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    • the positions of the mercury — as indications, pointing to
    • its opposite — the word “Altruism,” “to think
    • mean position. To find, the mean price-level, we must not go to the
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    • a better position if he made his own suit for himself, or will he be
    • in a better position if he refrained from doing so?
    • difference of level between the first position of the Capital and the
    • second — the position of the lender who does not know what to do
    • with it, and the position of the debtor who can make good use of it.
    • the Spirit which is at work in the whole process. It is the diversity
    • of human talents and dispositions. That is the determining factor in
    • positive activity of men; it is simply the human qualities of
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    • opposite pole to production. We have been endeavouring to find the
    • between kinetic energies and those energies of position where an
    • would call the creation of value by tensions, situations, equilibria.
    • the situation is essentially different. Assume that the rate of
    • positively must be brought about.
    • prevent promiscuous deposits of unused foodstuffs. And if unused
    • foodstuffs are deposited here or there, we are ill. Suppose, for
    • deposited, that is to say, an irregular digestive process arises in
    • the head. The substances that are deposited are no longer carried away
    • accumulated. It is a matter of sheer necessity for the Capital to be
    • become unliving — a petrified deposit, as it were, in the
    • deposit in the economic process.
    • only will they be in a position to take the necessary steps.
    • the necessity for an increase in the number of those who are working
    • because his representative sits on the Association, or he is told what
    • assuming always that those who make the observations are in a position
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    • economic process — works in direct opposition to the interests of
    • You will find it more and more to be an economic necessity. The
    • necessity out of the entry of the Spirit into the economic life. As a
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    • accord, to submit itself to this necessity of paying more dearly for
    • provide for oneself, it follows that the opposite tendency obtains
    • taken on by the next, but goes in the opposite direction; the first
    • different — it is in quite an opposite process of movement —
    • the opposite movement I ought to write “commodity”; for a
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    • without his being in a position to defend himself; or again, without
    • “requisitioning” or “commandeering.” Under
    • is in a less favourable social situation. The products which he sells
    • different position — he knows the circumstances far better, he
    • under the influence of this equation; he will thus be in a position to
    • formed out of immediate, concrete situations. And that is only
    • in its conceptions, with the transition which has actually taken place
    • situation: In the older economic systems (though these may no longer
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    • We are thus obliged to posit an economic concept which, though it is
    • but by the same method we could establish the proposition:
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    • do more with it than I can. This therefore is the position: The two of
    • situations. The increase of value can only come about through that
    • do with it by virtue of his particular economic situation?
    • position to lend him something. Under conditions more primitive than
    • this is the pre-supposition of lending: The other man will lend to me
    • division of Labour makes mutuality a necessity. In other words, it
    • theory; they must be built on living association, where the sensitive
    • necessity of such Associations is recognised. There must be in them
    • acid” but from a realisation of the necessities inherent in the
    • instances. Take, for example, the case where someone is in a position
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    • happened at the transition from the stage of private economy into that
    • transition from world-trade to world-economy. It is a very
    • transitions tend to take place in successive stages; but if we want a
    • world-trade and the transition into world-economy. But when
    • hindering the transition into a pure world-economy? We see this
    • money. Although it occupies a position of perfect equivalence to the
    • These things, of course, are relative; the transition is gradual. But
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    • fore with the transition from national economy to world-economy. With
    • this transition the question of price begins to acquire a very
    • Economically the situation is that money itself, simply through the
    • loses its value. Gift-money is the opposite of purchase-money, as we
    • nothing. Finally, between the two, the transition is brought about
    • disastrous position with regard to the price of some piece of goods,
    • effective value, the value it possesses through its position in the
    • bodies at the transition points between purchase-money, loaned money,
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    • cheap.” And then one day, when he is sitting in the company of
    • What is the requisite condition for these spiritual workers to be able
    • side and Labour on the other side, and we are therefore in a position
    • The direction is exactly opposite. Physical Labour only has meaning
    • Spirit on the other. And at this point we can say: Where positive and
    • emerge. The positive may predominate. Let us assume this for a moment.
    • is Labour saved; a negative element comes in as against the positive.
    • is positively done, while in the other it is a work which in reality
    • positive sense. The point is that the physical Labour is divested, to
    • human factor makes itself felt as an objective necessity.
    • have to study other areas where the opposite is the case.
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    • parts of our exposition, the endeavour has been throughout to make
    • it is — how very much those whose position in life today is that
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    • Early Church Fathers did not hesitate to speak of the heathen as
    • were more sensitive, they were able to receive understanding along
    • less strong must we be, — each one of us in the positive power
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    • opposite when we are living between death and a new birth.
    • prey to Ahriman. Seen from a higher standpoint, the situation of
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    • and visited the most interesting and important regions of the whole
    • to achieve spiritual wisdom; He sits with his legs crossed under him.
    • For the present epoch of time marks the transition to the attainment
    • schools and universities today. Could anything be more abstract then
    • now compare the situation of an initiate of our own age with the
    • situation of an initiate of ancient times. The men of those early
    • with increasing opposition and resistance. So great are the forces
    • opposition to modern initiation is inevitable. A terrible
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    • is a purely spiritual being. On my last visit I gave you a
    • occasion of this visit.
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    • Steiner's visit at this time.] takes its course, you will perhaps
    • opposition, but particularly also with Jahve and with the powers of
    • goes on all the time. The air-fire beings sit fast, so to speak, in
    • connection, when one pays a visit to one of our hospitals or asylums.
    • situation is different if Ahriman gains a victory over the Moon
    • do you see in what a critical situation man stands to-day? In olden
    • if, with inner devotion, and with quick and sensitive recognition
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    • is the mighty transition which will be taking place from now onward
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    • Early Church Fathers did not hesitate to speak of the heathen as
    • were more sensitive, they were able to receive understanding along
    • less strong must we be, — each one of us in the positive power
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    • opposite when we are living between death and a new birth.
    • prey to Ahriman. Seen from a higher standpoint, the situation of
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    • and visited the most interesting and important regions of the whole
    • to achieve spiritual wisdom; He sits with his legs crossed under him.
    • For the present epoch of time marks the transition to the attainment
    • schools and universities today. Could anything be more abstract then
    • now compare the situation of an initiate of out own age with the
    • situation of an initiate of ancient times. The men of those early
    • with increasing opposition and resistance. So great are the forces
    • opposition to modern initiation is inevitable. A terrible
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    • is a purely spiritual being. On my last visit I gave you a
    • occasion of this visit.
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    • Steiner's visit at this time.] takes its course, you will perhaps
    • opposition, but particularly also with Jahve and with the powers of
    • goes on all the time. The air-fire beings sit fast, so to speak, in
    • connection, when one pays a visit to one of our hospitals or asylums.
    • situation is different if Ahriman gains a victory over the Moon
    • do you see in what a critical situation man stands to-day? In olden
    • if, with inner devotion, and with quick and sensitive recognition
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    • is the mighty transition which will be taking place from now onward
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    • theoretical or scientific curiosity. Rather, they elucidate the
    • tremendous extent. The souls of the persons sitting here were
    • situation in ancient India. The souls in ancient India no longer saw
    • evolution, since only through the sturdy opposition of the outer
    • of transition. We are indeed living in one, and it is a momentous
    • scientific curiosity. Spiritual science prepares human beings for
    • merely to satisfy our curiosity but in such a way that it will
    • character, into an entirely different disposition, and that it should
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    • from the more general truths, which we are already in a position to
    • contained for us in the fact that we are in a position, during our
    • surveys the whole evolution of the earth is in a position to
    • who are sitting here. What you already know is the fact that during
    • we once understand that there are times of transition in the
    • any other sort of ideology, call every age a time of transition.
    • has been printed!) has been called a time of transition. One who
    • periods of transition in which something takes place that is really
    • transition. Please do not say that such a leap, such a passage as
    • age of transition in which the most important spiritual events are
    • ourselves: we can indeed speak of ages of transition, but we should
    • of that age of transition in which Christ Jesus appeared? It is
    • the Baptist, quoted later by Christ: “Change the disposition of
    • disposition of your soul, so that you can believe that your soul life
    • appear in a human physical body, because man's disposition of soul
    • world. “Change the disposition of your souls; do not believe
    • dispositions of soul, new soul faculties, are slowly being prepared
    • today to see to it that this transitional event may not pass us by
    • transition. It is the task of spiritual science to prepare human
    • another time of transition. During these 2,500 years, more and more
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    • connected with the important events of the transition period in which
    • impulse. This is not meant to place these streams in opposition to
    • sensible world but on man himself, had of necessity to become a
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    • off on account of its density. The contrast between comet and moon
    • with its density, erects. Hence the feminine brain can more readily
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    • man was not in a position to look into the spiritual worlds during
    • During my last visit here, we saw how, at the end of the
    • opposite direction in the new age of Abraham. We are taking the path
    • The other situation might arise in which spiritual
    • perform the deed twice — one time as though doing the opposite
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    • Christ event approached was, “Change the disposition of your
    • “Change the disposition of your soul, for the kingdoms of
    • heaven are near. The disposition of soul is come upon you through
    • the opposition of the present time and be fiercely rejected. This is
    • more difficult situation than adherents to other religions, yet they
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    • John the Baptist that the disposition of the human soul must change
    • is at hand.” (“Change the disposition of your soul so
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    • described as a time of transition. Every age is asserted to be so,
    • of transition. To understand the deep foundations of our time, it is
    • Moon stage of evolution. Just the opposite is the case with the
    • position here. The feminine form is untrue in its backwardness, the
    • masculine because it went too far beyond the middle position of
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    • acquisition of self-knowledge has been demanded of us. As has been
    • encounter in his efforts. The acquisition of self-knowledge is
    • situations in life. Suppose we are watching someone standing on the
    • situation; here is another. A man is walking along the street and
    • the human being is related in entirely opposite ways to these two
    • when sitting silently in his room, heavy-hearted and oppressed, not
    • considerable numbers, are sitting together not knowing what to do and
    • are now approaching these times, and the positive, constructive
    • positive forces. Christ brings constructive forces into human
    • shall also learn to value what is positive, namely, the penetration
    • our curiosity; it must rather be something without which we cannot
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    • say that the whole illustrious company sitting here is my unconscious
    • of the personality under particular conditions, as was the situation
    • very special spiritual situation. Since 1879, extraordinarily
    • more normal situation, in which souls under present circumstances
    • silly; they know full well the spirit's position. They induce souls
    • situation. Picture for yourself, therefore, a harmless world of
    • There is no remedy against this situation other than
    • situation, that it is really so that a number of brotherhoods take an
    • to know what the situation was, to know the true history. True
    • consciousness. It would put the human being in a terrible position if
    • This is the situation: this being that holds sway
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    • case in what I said in my last visit with the same intention, from
    • one is no longer in a position to speak about nature as an undivided
    • world is in the position to unfold. For this reason, the task for the
    • not in the position in this period to be led like a child. There are
    • the situation was such that Christianity led there to the highest
    • least they have not done so up to now, but it is a necessity
    • selected people who, through their particular karmic predisposition,
    • monstrosities, this application of the Darwinian view to direct
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    • you a symbol of our time. “A cosmic religiosity is in the
    • In such situations the will is there to harness human
    • tackles these situations. The what lies simply in the meaning of
    • must comprehend such necessities, but one must also not allow oneself
    • materialistically oriented university chairs, laboratories, and so
    • position to participate publicly in what happens, one can only talk
    • of polarity, through positive and negative forces, will not concern
    • the twofold forces of magnetism, from the positive and negative —
    • behind Gemini in the Zodiac, positive and negative magnetism are
    • they are, however, when one is in the position of applying to reality
    • There are mainly two powers that stand in opposition to
    • the situation! One must really study these things without antipathy
    • would Woodrow Wilson's brain be worth if this brain were not sitting
    • wishy-washy talk about “cosmic religiosity” or “the
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    • insensitivity in the sense of our plant and animal realms is not
    • conviction is of necessity spreading over the earth, human beings can
    • spiritual mental pictures, the situation is such that they shrink
    • Golgotha from his presuppositions. All science, however, will
    • necessity of comprehending the Mystery of Golgotha as a spiritual
    • makes him hesitate, and he steps off the path to think for a moment.
    • from happening in his life. None of you sitting here this evening can
    • would have kept you from sitting here tonight, perhaps even from
    • realm of destiny permeates it as the opposite pole. This realm of
    • in itself a real, concrete, and sensitive life with the dead. One
    • extreme in one direction. At the opposite pole is the extreme of
    • It will lead to the exact opposite of the desired goal.
    • healthy path. Just as it is a necessity that the Mystery of Golgotha
    • be grasped on a spiritual level, so it is also a necessity that human
    • stand closest to our movement will fully perceive its necessity and
    • present situation. For this reason, such a gathering as this is for
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    • just the opposite of that in the West, where he works from the rest
    • the opposite direction, towards the head, and alters the influence
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    • universe; the opposite way of seeing things must bring men to form
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    • I have marked a transition
    • Being. And now, if a being having the right sensitiveness were to
    • whole — if a being with the required sensitiveness were to come
    • way into the Saturn existence. One who had the requisite power of
    • over Darkness in you; when you sit and are lazy and indolent, then
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    • it were, a sketch of the situation.
    • meeting with the Gods. And the whole situation and condition of the
    • events, the situation suggested this. One looked out into space with
    • intensity. And yet there was still the search, there was still the
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    • Time of Transition
    • however, it showed itself with a peculiar intensity, and whilst these
    • knowledge.” The idea is said to rest on an inner necessity.
    • overcome with curiosity as to what these strange Rosicrucian pictures
    • friends, a picture of one of the features of that time of transition
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    • for there the point is that originally Man had quite another position
    • on the Earth and in the Universe from the position he takes today; he
    • present earthly existence, so that today he is really sitting
    • right and worthy position in the Cosmos. For since Man has fallen,
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    • with their bodies. They had to assume such a position that the body
    • were externalises himself. It is the exact opposite that occurs when,
    • manner the higher position of Man in respect to the animals. Facts
    • concentration on the miniature man that is situated in this spot and
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    • recognition — were differently situated from the Rosicrucians,
    • Movement: the Rosicrucians, as it were in a transition stage, made
    • the Rosicrucian Movement: in a time of transition it had to content
    • terrible opposition to the Michael principle; all this contains
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    • meteoric phenomena, cleansing and clarifying it, acting as an opposite
    • spirit. One feels in it this opposition between the Ahrimanic and that
    • of Michael with positive, searching and directing gaze, his eye like a
    • with a positive gaze which is like a sign, as it were pointing
    • revealed in the figure of Michael, with his positive gaze and the
    • countenance pictured in golden sun-gleam, the gaze positive,
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    • recognition — were quite differently situated from the
    • Rosicrucian Movement: the Rosicrucians, as it were in a transition
    • peculiarity of the Rosicrucian movement: in a time of transition it
    • terrible opposition to the Michael principle; all this contains
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    • This transition is an important one in another respect. Through what
    • in a position to look back on their earlier earthly lives.
    • All this belongs to what is important in the transition from one epoch
    • into another. The transition, however, from the Gabriel epoch into the
    • Michael epoch in our time has all the characteristics of a transition
    • this transition: the fact, namely, that those souls who can rouse
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    • of Golgotha was a time of transition in the attitude and direction of
    • the great transition was occurring from a life in outward surroundings
    • to prepare the way for the transition from the Jahve Age to the Christ
    • a sensitive understanding of them, and to consider what it means now
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    • Let us take the opposite season: midsummer time. Just as man draws in
    • way. This experience is the exact opposite of the Easter experience.
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    • The position of this priesthood towards Michael and Jahve was the
    • right one. Their position towards Michael was right because they knew
    • opposition to him, so that a cry went through the world during our
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    • gently that they are not harmed. Just the opposite: the wonder of
    • possible for anyone sensitive to the impact of life itself upon the
    • this or that fateful life-situation.
    • tale expresses is not about one person in a particular situation in
    • feeling of utter helplessness in the face of the eternal opposition
    • strength it has; we find that the soul, put into this position, can
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    • towards the sofa: there sits my queen in a pink silk gown, and the
    • will create the right sort of sensitivity to what you are telling.
    • revealed in such pictures. We must be able to imagine the situation:
    • the fire. He looked closer and hesitated a little, losing a few
    • time he wished to visit his native land and to take his wife with
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    • so radically the transitory nature of all earthly things, the dying
    • hand the very opposite was shown to be the essential truth for man
    • and there visiting the Christ, had received from Him — from
    • Being who formerly had to be sought for in the Sun, had now visited
    • visit the Christ in the Sun. It was then that He descended to enact on
    • Nature reveals her transitoriness and appears as a dying existence,
    • from the transitoriness of Nature to the eternity of the Spirit. Man
    • greater intensity. Man had gazed upon the death of the God, the death
    • wanted to unfold in view of the transitoriness of Nature. But then
    • this very feeling of the transitoriness of Nature had to be
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    • him, which fills him with an inner necessity, so as to act according
    • this necessity. They as it were melt away the forces of necessity
    • age. Today, therefore, Necessity and Freedom are mingled; they work
    • inexorable Necessity — a Necessity not even of Destiny but of
    • melt away Necessity, did not come near to us.
    • about that I must not remain subject to the iron Necessity with which
    • long, a human being evolving by Necessity. These Sun forces —
    • all this is dependent on the Moon forces. All that is Necessity
    • more by a kind of Necessity.
    • For it is an urgent necessity that there should be a place on Earth
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    • his visit to the Moon Beings. He knew that he had taken leave of his
    • transitory at work in her, in men there lives the Eternal which we
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    • Position
    • Space, Time, Position, Activity, Passivity, you will learn to read in
    • we stand once more in our different places when this Easter visit is
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    • down for the facial structure, the size and position of the hands —
    • of the Inquisition — the dread Council of black Inquisitors. —
    • Inquisition, there is no need to fetch them. So the maker of gods set
    • god. The Shaman impressed upon him the danger of his position, saying
    • Caps are always indignant when the new Dalai-Lama is found and sits
    • — You can well imagine the situation that may arise when the
    • however, sitting on his soft silken cushions, surrounded by all his
    • sit around and the long galleries are full of people. The judges are
    • scene of the proceedings at the black Inquisition-tribunal. The
    • correct in every detail: the proportions and positions of the limbs,
    • grotesque, but for all that, artistic figures. The Inquisition does
    • situations, and because the novelist is able to show how art suddenly
    • I must emphasise that I am not in a position to form a judgment of
    • able to live with sufficient intensity in the spiritual worlds to win
    • finer, no more poignant description of this tragic situation than is
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    • becomes a natural process in the souls of men. The situation today
    • to lose the requisite link with the spiritual world. Mankind would
    • intensity, lose the Christ. And standing in contrast to them is the
    • necessity to understand the natural-scientific method and to protect
    • transitory nature of the one incarnation. If we think of an extreme
    • lead? It leads to a man who sits at the wayside when a great Leader
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    • transition to the time when this thinking was held to be of no avail,
    • bound to stand in a peculiar position in the world — for such a
    • the tragic situation! Man will then actually be obliged to say to
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    • we do not yet see that this situation began to change in the fifteenth
    • into which we can put things. This was the situation with the Greeks:
    • an earth citizen. Now for the first time there arose the necessity to
    • from the inner necessities of mankind's long history.
    • a real necessity.
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    • to the artistic. Today the positive way in which Goethe and many of
    • places all the arts within the framework of civilization. The necessity
    • falsifies the position of man in respect to the world; falsifies it
    • the prerequisite for genuine creativity. Any age strictly naturalistic
    • we look in the opposite direction, toward birth, toward man's passage
    • it does have color intensities, color qualities. Which is to say that
    • a world of intensities rather than extensions. Thus in certain primitive,
    • a reversal of this position.
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    • the plane was a necessity; that fact is self-evident. But it must now
    • This is no mere phrase. Homer experienced in a positive way the need
    • element living on the same plane as himself: a delicate, sensitive,
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    • intensity: What can be learned through the physical senses leads to
    • For romantic poetry, as opposite pole to the classicism striven for
    • (“Wer Wissenschaft and Kunst besitzt,
    • Wer jene beiden nicht besitzt,
    • working. He took up what was robustly earthly without feeling any necessity
    • In the situation in which he found himself, he, Goethe, who was born
    • Goethe. He grew out of romanticism, out of what at the University of Jena
    • spot. After sitting at the feet of Fichte, Schelling and Hegel at the
    • University of Jena, he journeyed through Italy and France. Then, after
    • while sitting at the feet of Schelling and Fichte in Jena) of the extreme
    • of cognition, through which, of necessity, men must pass. Tieck shows
    • the transition from an age still spiritually vital, at least in memory,
    • necessity. In the book
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    • cosmos. Individual thoughts were expressed through the relative positions
    • head position changes, the child in the mother's arms moves. What we
    • the scientists dealt very seriously with the position of a June bug's
    • other. For there is now a most urgent necessity to recompose the whole.
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    • the beautiful and its opposite. We speak of the opposite of the beautiful
    • since the opposite of hate is love — the lovely or loving. As it
    • to speak, in this sense, of beauty's opposite, we would call it the
    • opposite just as objectively, we would have to speak of concealment, of
    • (as its opposite suggests a remaining within our emotions, our hate)
    • sits here before me, I will not succeed; moreover, this is not the task
    • holding fast to a transitory moment are light and darkness, the whole
    • could not have depicted her inward beauty. If Mary were to sit among
    • time we see mankind at the inception of tragic situations through an
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    • seriously occupied with anthroposophical cognition enters the opposite
    • must recognize the form through a sensitive qualitative immersion
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    • inward intensity that our soul can receive it, then it sparkles in yellow;
    • we learn to paint sensitively.
    • the transition from the experience of the seventh to that of the
    • a parallel transition: on the one hand, in painting the spatial perspective
    • nature of things is to understand man's position in the cosmos. The
    • with the audience sitting in front, we cannot behave naturalistically.
    • to right. It is quite another thing if this happens in the opposite
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    • quiet; they do not scream and rush about, they sit still and make no
    • may be called inquisitiveness. A longing for knowledge, curiosity, a
    • external, for that is all within us. We have no curiosity about it,
    • lay stress on arousing curiosity in a child with regard to some
    • for knowledge or curiosity you drive out of the child just what he
    • ought to have. You must not reckon on a child's curiosity, but rather
    • you must observe how little by little curiosity and a longing for
    • careful, and pay attention to the way in which curiosity gradually
    • teeth that the situation alters. You must now notice the way the
    • curiosity and attention which appear with the second teeth.
    • curiosity for as yet it has no reasoning powers; and anyone who
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    • acutely sensitive to the impressions of the outer world. And if you
    • position or that, then you can develop the vowels also in the way I
    • human being is active. The fingers take part, the position of the
    • ‘A,’ only that different children are sitting there, for
    • fantasy, but when I sit with my Waldorf teachers in their meetings,
    • must be of an artistic disposition. For what works from teacher to
    • who is naturally healthy feels the necessity to express everything in
    • has a most sensitive feeling for whether the teacher is governed by
    • authority. If you are equal to the situation, and can preserve your
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    • strata. They think of it as one layer deposited upon another. But
    • changing his position in life. If he happens to be in a mood to go
    • other things and situations even maybe with a certain cruelty,
    • face of certain situations a human being may show cruelty simply out
    • to do when one sits at a desk in a classroom. But if humour is
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    • situation. A few years ago he had in his class a regular rascal (who
    • positive way. As a general rule it is very bad indeed to take notice
    • corners off extraordinarily well when they sit together. But the
    • face of the teacher's choler his own choleric propensities become
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    • are sitting comfortably inside it, you are doing nothing yourself; it
    • is the chauffeur in front who has to exert himself. You sit inside
    • toil and moil, it simply sits on the top of your body and lets itself
    • his whole body. The head is the traveller that sits back restfully
    • for the Theorem of Pythagoras in detail based on the superposition of
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    • come gradually into an upright position in standing and walking. If
    • different. You say of that organ that sits up there: that is the
    • then the child will feel the transition to Eurythmy to be a perfectly
    • necessity of finding his place in it; when he thus finds his way into
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    • period, never tires. Rhythm and fantasy. Composition. Sums from
    • how the transition to descriptions of the outside world can be made
    • compositions, when the children have to write about something and
    • let the children write a composition about anything that you have not
    • children; then the child should produce his composition under the
    • the opposite and walk towards the sound you will be hearing it sooner
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    • Transition from the concrete to the abstract in Arithmetic.
    • what age and in what manner should we make the transition from the
    • the transition from the concrete to the abstract in Arithmetic is
    • be a question, then, of postponing the transition from the concrete
    • that can help you in this transition from the abstract to the
    • out you will find that a transition also takes place in life itself.
    • transition from the concrete to the abstract can be made. We do not
    • shoes.” Using this method we can make the transition from
    • transition from the concrete to the abstract dealt with above,
    • opposition what may possibly be philistine itself.
    • what position any limb of the organism must be placed in order that
    • alternation in the shape and position of the muscles of the arms is
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    • must of necessity inquire: What sort of processes are those we term
    • the so-called normal processes in the human organism? Only a positive
    • Troxler taught medicine at the University of Berne and in the first
    • History of the University
    • university! That had been remembered and recorded, but we could find
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    • opposition between the process of respiration and the process of
    • a way as to overstrain the upper organisation. This is the opposite,
    • prerequisite. But unfortunately this predominance of the activity of
    • humanity, and this implies a disastrously frequent predisposition to
    • one another as positive and negative images. The particularly striking
    • special requisites of such a diet). Thus the person in question will
    • public efforts and emphasise their necessity. I must, however, beg
    • will understand clearly — and I shall not hesitate to come up against
    • point, they are reversed and become their opposites. And this
    • process of ordinary digestion, its opposite and negative. Therefore we
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    • illustrative examples of the process of disease, and the requisites of
    • existence of two nerve currents running in opposite directions. You
    • organism, and a new part grows on the site of the injury (b)
    • grows from the site of the injury are extremities, tails or even
    • On the contrary, we must put the following proposition to ourselves.
    • their opposites in the ascending trend of evolution. In short: what
    • heal by means of the administration of the requisite mineral, iron. To
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    • in part tomorrow. Then we shall be in a position to point out a
    • university institution, you would cease to be a minority in opposition
    • that certain dispositions of disease spread over a wide region, as was
    • opposite substance.
    • termed the lower human organism. We deposit the carbon and, begin, as
    • develop in ourselves the process directly opposite to plant formation.
    • their opposite poles, in the lower. The more the fore-brain
    • depositing of waste material. There is a close correspondence between
    • positive with negative electricity; just electricity, what is the
    • For, just as between positive and negative electricity there arise
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    • We can judge what I might term the intensity of the etheric body's
    • lazy. For what I here define as the opposite of inertia is the organic
    • What has been deposited as the solid element is mainly derived from a
    • to consider the planetary process as a merely mechanical deposit of
    • means that they tend to reverse the process of depositing salt. They
    • And what does this opposition to earth-solidifying forces mean? It
    • aware that although this mollusk occupies a very low position in the
    • animal world, its position in the Cosmos is relatively high. For this
    • All the forces inherent in phosphorus, e.g., are polar opposites to
    • carries within it. Thus the substances at the opposite pole from salt,
    • Thus we find phosphoric and saline substances, polar opposites in some
    • the character of the plant represents the opposite of the activity
    • diversity strikes you very plainly, as you observe that which unfolds
    • its reproductive organs, upwards. Man is the direct opposite in his
    • the formation of parasitic plants, more especially the mistletoe. In
    • all, those that live as parasites upon others of the vegetable
    • activity of the parasitic species; here is something which tends to
    • parasite development in plants are “phosphoric.” And on the opposite
    • Now, take into account the opposite placing of organs, in man and in
    • tendency to cancel and change into its opposite that which manifests
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    • the opposite process to that of plant formation is active in a
    • quite opposite tendencies in this process. One tendency is earthwards,
    • But if plants of the opposite type are exposed to the action of fire,
    • forces, so that we may properly speak of a polar opposition between
    • becomes ashes and what is revealed in flame, is the opposition of
    • So man presents us with manifestations that are the direct opposite of
    • which require an opposite therapeutic method, probably an application
    • and whatever rule is laid down, their exact opposites may also be true
    • proves no remedy, and that the exact opposite must be applied. Thus it
    • the opposite process, the light process, it is liberated from gravity;
    • belongs to the whole world process. That tension of opposite forces
    • position for working on a certain portion of our sphere. Assume Saturn
    • positions in the extra-telluric universe. What the ancient wisdom of
    • terrestrial and extra-terrestrial poles represent the polar opposite
    • by the past. Consider what we are now in a position to investigate. In
    • order to extract the requisite amount of the three primary principles
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    • super-sensible research, and then we shall be in a position to proceed
    • thus on man, they also provoke opposite reactions later on, so that
    • swing towards a medium position, and can overleap it and become too
    • strong. They then take the form of “dispositions,” which reveal much
    • sphere, swings over to the opposite half and works into other organs
    • tendency. We ought to have a definite term for this polar opposite, as
    • well as for hydrocephaly itself; the opposite is a deficiency of
    • infancy and childhood, and syphilis, or the disposition to this
    • here as a disposition to pneumonia or pleurisy, together with all the
    • comparatively early disposition to cardiac diseases with all their
    • difficulties and obstructions for the ego in maintaining its position.
    • formation represent, as it were, two opposite sets of forces. The
    • establish the right ratio of density between the bony part and the
    • balance between hydrocephaly and its opposite has progressed as it
    • extra-human processes, can we be in a position to ascertain the
    • diagnosis, the physician should visualise the position and attitude of
    • disposition of what he will live through and experience, especially in
    • inherent in iron. We must bear this opposition in mind, so as to know
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    • But if saline substance is deposited in the tissues of the plant
    • in a position to build the bridge between what spiritual science is
    • situated in front of the retina, and therefore sight is in many ways
    • turn to the opposite direction and imagine the metamorphosis of the
    • come to the opposite pole of the sense of sight; we find, as it were,
    • the process of taste, and on the other, as the complete polar opposite
    • There are two polar opposites, one dividing upwards into taste and
    • organism. So its polar opposite will be a process that does not in any
    • opposite is the process of evacuation — the conclusion of digestion.
    • line behind the sensory organs; and the other situated just in front
    • heaven, the polar opposite. On the one hand you have the periphery,
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    • processes outside us. Its polar opposite is the digestive process.
    • extra-human nature, as being almost wholly situated in the unconscious
    • immobility of the person who, while thus sitting still, is carried
    • water, a substance of greater density, the effect proceeding from this
    • health of any local group of persons, the composition of the local
    • of the human liver and the composition of the water in any particular
    • more. Indeed those organs situated above the lungs are often helped in
    • situated above them. It must only be kept in mind that all functions
    • polar opposite in man, viz., the organs situated more deeply within
    • to perform and produce, somewhere, the exact opposite to the
    • in those organs situated — if I may so express myself — above the
    • to the seat of disease as situated above the heart — one of the
    • necessity of transforming the siliceous process which plays one of the
    • The complete opposite of silicon formation is contained is all that we
    • treatment of all cases of the opposite disturbance to that just dealt
    • possible variety of crystallisation, for there is immense diversity in
    • diversity as external nature reveals in the silicates. This is an
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    • admitting disturbances in the composition of the blood fluid itself.
    • situated in the extractive substances are drawn into the organs of
    • who are still sensitive, susceptible, and do not often eat
    • opposite negative conditions exist, such, for example, as amenorrhoea
    • also through those ingredients in their composition which appertain to
    • time, the polar opposite, a digestive organisation. All that has to do
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    • predisposition for understanding. We find carbon in extra-human
    • to man. For what in the whole of nature's immensity is really
    • K. on the necessity for chemistry to become physiological and the
    • comes to a condition in which there is no more positive fortune, but a
    • but the opposite effects are produced and are introduced into the
    • opposite effect to what is normal to the substances in question,
    • opposite to the normal, and imparts this condition, which was formerly
    • This activating process may take various forms. The “opposite
    • happen that this opposite reaction may take the form of causing the
    • that point opposite effects appear. But this is not all; the further
    • opposite effects. Passing the second zero, you will come to a higher
    • carbon products, the coal deposits of the earth, which have advanced
    • as universal laws of nature, but are in absolute opposition to the
    • in us which is engaged in the decomposition of carbonic substances.
    • related organs situated above the kidneys. We approach the renal
    • products, the effective polar opposite process is the function of the
    • reactions of administering vegetable carbon, are in opposition, on the
    • the atmosphere, a region wherein conditions are the complete opposite
    • stratum. There again, all conditions are the polar opposites of those
    • might call a form of suction, determining the composition of the
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    • composition of the atmosphere which alters the normal proportion of
    • a remarkable and astounding way. The composition of the external
    • regard to the composition of the air, how we must notice whether we
    • are in a position to give men air or whether to deprive them of it.
    • human albumen; that the two are in fact polar opposites, and that each
    • emergence of new types of disease shows the necessity of taking these
    • facts, it is helpful to turn one's eyes — or rather one's sensitivity
    • self-knowledge is not to be despised if it comes to such positive
    • constitution, people would not hesitate — you will see the core of my
    • so good: then it's possible to augment one's sensitivity to iron, the
    • mankind, the case is different, but if they are made out of curiosity,
    • internal sensitivity for the radiant force of iron, for that unique
    • the human periphery with positive force; and there met a negative
    • position to observe much in this way but he recorded all sorts of
    • there is not the requisite even balance, and there are not strong
    • opposition of “front man” to “rear man” one understands the polar
    • opposition of bases and acids. And saline substances stand at right
    • angles to the two opposites, pointing vertically earthwards. All
    • directions of the organic functions, we are in a position to intrench
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    • plainly, in spite of its great diversity of form, that it is
    • and tumours on the other, are polar opposites. Of course, I must
    • remind you that it is quite possible to take a carcinoma situated on
    • the skin. But owing to the vehement opposition developing in some
    • complementary opposite of this whole phenomenon. For this I refer you
    • the parasitism of such plants as mistletoe is the essential point. But
    • of organic forces. But quite the same tendency of opposition is to be
    • this is due, not so much to its parasitism, as to its inherent
    • It is not so much an internal necessity to obtain such evidence; but
    • it is an imperative external necessity.
    • sharing its “bohemianism” of living parasitically. One can expect
    • Perhaps you will be in a position to see the primary tendency or
    • disposition, and then the further development of, for example, a
    • immense diversity, with its way of often working by mere indications,
    • aright, and possess the requisite ethical attitude, we recognise that
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    • opposite extreme from the physical. The ego works upon the other human
    • persons with a concurrent tendency to obesity. For it is only in such
    • inflammations and also to adipose deposits, that any real benefit can
    • case the simple proposition that “a knife's a knife” becomes
    • Those who are not in a position to find and recognise the healthy
    • the parts situated to the interior. This is very important — the
    • opposition of that external lining (also etherically) of the human
    • All that is more akin to the etheric and imponderable, is situated
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    • be: the education given us at school and at the university — for both
    • towards these two polar opposites.
    • man it is situated more towards the centre of the whole physical
    • a tendency to change salt formation into its opposite; and on this our
    • albumen. In this opposition the forces are to be found which for man
    • element. And we put the ego in a position to participate vigorously in
    • root-forming forces deposit potassium salts and sodium salts, you will
    • position of the spleen in the whole organism, you will find my
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    • become, therefore, inwardly sensitive, and their receptivity for
    • is merely the culling and blunting of the sensitiveness of the
    • The delicacy and sensitiveness of our bodily organisation become
    • a position to put the whole educational process at the service of the
    • There is also the opposite phenomenon. It consists in this: we also
    • consciousness, the other, its opposite, to an orientation to the purely
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    • process of decomposition which accompanies the formation of the teeth
    • an indolent child sit about all day long, or make it move and run
    • is great individual diversity, but they are bound to manifest
    • directions and to the regions where it is to be deposited. It is
    • pregnancy, immediately at the opposite pole of the organism,
    • antipathy, in the human organism. High potency has the opposite effect
    • into the opposite in later periods; but that these effects in the
    • conditions in the individual? Things which seem at the opposite pole
    • supervene if the child does not exhibit a phlegmatic disposition, that
    • is it to recognise the disposition to inner activity or inner
    • consciousness is in motion, so the exact opposite occurs in the case
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    • plant, is counteracted and balanced by the opposite tendency towards
    • balance between the tendency to salification, to the deposit of
    • about these things if one is in a position to trace their true causes.
    • his internal organisation. You will be in a position to form a certain
    • later states of our university education, it is possible (by means of
    • with a disposition to disturbance and damage of the head and breast
    • this disposition and resident in those parts of the earth under the
    • special constellation results from the position of Sun and planets,
    • necessity be a vigorous resistance to the cosmic conditions that seek
    • necessitates a certain amount of specialisation. But if specialisation
    • its polar opposite. So very much depends on this knowledge.
    • retrogressive phase. During childhood, there must of necessity be a
    • soul. In youth, man is most sensitively receptive to all the
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    • to regulate. Just as the horizontal position of the arms of a balance
    • deposit on the cathode with a metal point — the antimony produces
    • characteristic and distinctive, revealing its real position in the
    • substance, on the supposition that the forces present in nature are
    • opposition or square. If all three are in such an aspect of
    • complementary polar opposites of the antimonising forces.
    • lasting, not taken up into consciousness, but the transition phenomena
    • the transitional state — well, you kill him. For man is always in
    • danger of death during that brief transition of awakening — but we
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    • activity developed in the opposite group of organs, that is to say in
    • inwards; and these two opposite processes act and counteract one
    • apace at the opposite pole. And in recognising this you will also
    • also a polar opposite to dental formation and function, and actually
    • sensitivity to this artificially external-internal state, until
    • excessive alcoholic indulgences. By suppressing this sensitivity, the
    • therefore seek an outlet in the opposite direction. Thus that
    • Thuya. There you have the polar opposition between nux vomica and
    • Thus we have the field clear before us, and are in a position to
    • iron. Thus iron is an absolute necessity for man; there must always
    • transitional processes from the intestines to the channels of lymph
    • abnormal relation with the astral body, a disposition has been
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    • defects are often a karmic necessity. Man has exact knowledge of
    • it either be in a position to proceed in a more individual direction
    • maturity. This gives the true picture of the situation. The human
    • of being sensitive and not indifferent to his environment. Before
    • it does not fall to our lot by chance, but as a karmic necessity. Out
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    • varying intensity. Law that every principle is influenced by one
    • safe outlet for dangerous propensities ...
    • can feel his way right into this situation (where the child's will
    • understanding for the situation the child is in, and will gradually
    • long as the teacher meets the situation with any kind of bias, so
    • the situation. Similarly genius may, under certain circumstances,
    • situations of life into which he comes, for these are incredibly
    • intensity — and behold, the child begins to do things that are
    • the prompting of the spiritual world leads us into a situation where
    • ordinary life, man is protected from the necessity of this inner
    • granted that these are correct, and feeling no necessity to adopt new
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    • rightly acquisitive, but this acquisitiveness should not enter will.
    • altogether. When once we understand how to make the transition from
    • of gravity. That, then, is one possible picture of the situation. It
    • His ego and astral body would be under necessity to press into the
    • themselves; one notices in the child a disposition or tendency to
    • your diagnosis from transitory phenomena of this kind. If, however,
    • the warnings and admonitions that we have to give with the requisite
    • to be modest and restrained. It has to be sensitive, and have a
    • acquisitiveness, the impulse to get everything for themselves. These
    • things need to be understood. But in man the propensity must not be
    • predisposition, we must take careful note of any inclination on the
    • we must be sensitive for the point at which the tendency begins to be
    • as a sign that he has pushed down this quality of acquisitiveness
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    • and child becomes hyper-sensitive. The unfolding of will then causes
    • Bodily activity for epileptics, shocks for the opposite type of
    • we recognised yesterday the necessity for astral body and ego
    • organ that has not direct positive connection with consciousness —
    • how it hurts! The reason for your being so sensitive is that at that
    • be surprised to find in him this hyper-sensitiveness, this
    • hyper-sensitive response to the world around him. A human being in
    • hyper-sensitive. And then as soon as the will begins to develop, a
    • hold back the pain. This happens with great intensity. He makes
    • therefore you have a case where the conditions are the opposite of
    • it is a question of congestion, the opposite condition from dying
    • will see at once in what a difficult position we are placed when we
    • another opportunity of becoming nervy. This is a situation which we
    • child to paint. You do not paint yourself; but you sit down by him
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    • impression, leading to fixed ideas. Opposite condition when
    • We have now before us two beings that are the direct polar opposite
    • opposite beings — mediated by the middle part of our organism,
    • again. I sit down by this child, and begin to talk to him. All the
    • greater intensity, and in later life the patient will suffer from the
    • But now the opposite
    • quite a number of children who have this kind of disposition, in
    • right disposition of mind and soul — we shall find for the
    • disposition of soul that will enable us to receive inspiration when
    • have the opposite state of affairs. Suppose we have children who
    • Take now the opposite
    • involves the use of his legs, that he hesitates to bring his legs
    • hang about anyhow, flop on to things, has the predisposition to be
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    • and bath lotions. Prescription for the boy concerned. Necessity
    • What is deposited here in the way of substance — not forces,
    • the situation. It has made things difficult for him; he looks out
    • than most children. For what he has already learned sits terribly
    • at work among us in an exactly opposite direction. One suffers at
    • as to what is to be done in a certain situation, I reply: “Have
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    • organism, then this astral body is left painfully sensitive to the
    • super-sensible being is present in this boy. What you had sitting
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    • feeling was concerned, the situation was that she was sorry
    • The whole situation leads to the development of a special form of not
    • will agree, an unpleasant situation suddenly to be placed under the
    • necessity of supposing that it might also be some adult who
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    • child. Such children are ultra-sensitive in head and nerves.
    • effects. Set-backs as part of a cure. Lead to induce decomposition.
    • develop a sensitivity to moral judgements. Consequently, the moment a
    • acquire a sensitive perception for what is going on in the world
    • is here looked upon by no means merely as a necessity, but as
    • is sent to school and then later to the University. And now the trait
    • great advantage to him. The disposition of which we have spoken and
    • his time. Something of the kleptomaniac propensity remains with him
    • child we saw yesterday is abnormal. The inordinate sensitiveness and
    • His sensitivity to light is exceedingly weak; on this account the
    • better position to appreciate the importance of what I am saying if I
    • of a parasite — in the region of the blossom, we make appeal to
    • the one and only thing that can help is to face the situation quite
    • most effective means of inducing decomposition, disintegration.
    • positive sense. For it is, you know, quite possible for a cure to
    • personality. In course of time he had become less sensitive about his
    • not a true and full picture of the situation. Human beings, we say,
    • have the slightest hesitation in bringing to them just as much as
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    • that took place during my visit. You saw how the boy came up to us
    • another exposure. This would have necessitated his going to fetch a
    • there”: but if the situation requires that he should bring the
    • is sensitive to every little thing that happens with the child he
    • case is the difficult situation created by the fact that he is at the
    • age of transition to puberty. He has been castrated, has he not? Now
    • boy gives indeed every appearance of one in whom the transition to
    • shall here be under the necessity of applying Waldorf School
    • necessity, this Youth Movement, it is something of quite
    • but is rather the consequence of an inevitable situation. For the
    • will to action necessitates of course a strong development of inner
    • organism in itself, sitting up there on the top of the human being,
    • our anthroposophical movement. The situation was as follows. Here was
    • In the case of the elder girl, Neptune was in opposition to Uranus.)
    • in iron, and the question arises: How does this opposite relationship
    • Rudolf Steiner visited Lauenstein on 18th June, 1924,
    • of this visit were noted down, and provide in each case a most
    • beginnings of the work of Curative Education, the whole visit was a
    • strongest influences. All parasitic plants draw in astrality. By
    • attracted — astrality, that is, which is opposite in quality
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    • here you will have to ensure that two opposite influences work
    • opposite principle that works centripetally. You will accordingly
    • Home for Curative Education, is the necessity for constant
    • develops also a delicate sensitiveness; so that the boy has really
    • Earth to receive by way of heredity a disposition to be drawn down
    • in 1909, Mars stands in complete opposition to the Moon. Mars, which
    • in strong opposition to the Moon. Here is the Moon and here
    • hesitates, it is even something of a weakling in this hour; and its
    • pulls along with it the Luciferic influence) stands in opposition to
    • the elder girl we saw that they were standing in opposition to the
    • before; but when we examine more nearly the position of Mars, we find
    • it is not, as before, in complete opposition to the Moon. It is
    • for a complete opposition, there is an approximation to opposition.
    • while being at the same time, as we have seen, almost in opposition
    • child a stronger opposition than in the younger (who has been
    • present in the mutual disposition of the members of the human being.
    • “That we find ourselves in the situation of having questions to
    • in direct and explicit opposition to the current of Roman activity.
    • Jena is the meeting place of opposite streams.
    • it was to see Oskar Hertwig sitting there in travail with his speech
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    • far as to produce from itself organs that would normally be situated
    • transition to receiving his nourishment directly for himself. The
    • belonged. One could imagine how some special pre-disposition in
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    • sphere, or to appear in opposition to anything that is in the
    • opposition to modern science. On the contrary, it will be shown
    • how by following certain spiritual methods one is in a position
    • opposite; we are guided to an inner activity which is as clear
    • length of time depends also on predisposition, for with one
    • any amateurish opposition to Science. But because of our grasp
    • it loses in intensity; and the further we go out into space the
    • then are we in a position to comprehend our whole
    • “life” is there, however, in opposition to another
    • rightly-understood Natural Science, when the opposite to
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    • not in a position to receive it into our organisation and
    • are polarically opposite. As the metabolic-limb-system builds
    • about these members which I posit as the basis of man's nature,
    • see how every organ contains, of necessity, processes related
    • and limb system processes take place which are the opposite of
    • position really to understand the human organism in its healthy
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    • now let us suppose that a person exhibits the opposite
    • as arterio-sclerosis, where chalky deposits are present in the
    • an art of healing must certainly not come into opposition with
    • now consider the opposite condition: the Ego and astral body
    • find such a remnant in plants that are parasitic — such
    • opposite of what I described just now. When the system of
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    • sphere, or to appear in opposition to anything that is in the
    • opposition to modern science. On the contrary, it will be shown
    • how by following certain spiritual methods one is in a position
    • fantasy or dreaminess, but of the exact opposite; we are guided
    • time depends also on predisposition, for with one person it
    • opposition to Science. But because of our grasp of inner,
    • intensity; and the further we go out into space the weaker it
    • through birth and death; and only then are we in a position to
    • there, however, in opposition to another stream, which is
    • Science, when the opposite to evolution will be recognized as
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    • either heat or cold directly we are not in a position to
    • and the metabolic system are polarically opposite. As the
    • a superficial way about these members which I posit as the
    • necessity, processes related to substances each in its own
    • place which are the opposite of those that take place in the
    • matter thus is one in a position really to understand the human
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    • suppose that a person exhibits the opposite condition —
    • arteriosclerosis, where chalky deposits are present in the
    • Healing must certainly not come into opposition with what is
    • the opposite condition: the Ego and astral body withdraw from
    • parasitic — such as viscum: forms that grow as the
    • — so-called hay-fever. And here we have the opposite of
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    • with the founding of our Universities — during the twelfth,
    • possesses weight is the direct opposite of that which not only has no
    • position to find man's relation to the various kingdoms of Nature,
    • decomposition of the silicic acid processes in. the body, or which one
    • silicic acid deposited in the body. It takes the place of the Ego
    • astral body and the Ego-organisation are not in a position to control
    • of a parasitic plant — the mistletoe (which has been used in
    • parasitic. More closely studied, one discovers that any tree which has
    • out of it by the parasitic growth, works upon the human astral body.
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    • with the founding of our Universities — during the twelfth,
    • possesses weight is the direct opposite of that which not only has no
    • position to find man's relation to the various kingdoms of Nature,
    • decomposition of the silicic acid processes in. the body, or which one
    • silicic acid deposited in the body. It takes the place of the Ego
    • astral body and the Ego-organisation are not in a position to control
    • of a parasitic plant — the mistletoe (which has been used in
    • parasitic. More closely studied, one discovers that any tree which has
    • out of it by the parasitic growth, works upon the human astral body.
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    • propositions; they originate in the fullness of life and
    • the urgent necessity imposed upon a man by the present
    • ultimately, a spiritual one. Nobody is in a position to grasp
    • ought to be put forward in opposition to this World Utopia as a
    • that of a member of the upper universities, can
    • the spirit and in the style of university learning, —
    • which is nothing however but the imposition of middle-class
    • University learning: what has it finally come to? except to
    • for great measures of social reform. This university-made
    • theorist, simply saying yes or no to propositions
    • will. Such was the disposition of men's minds, whilst
    • person, who is not working in opposition to what nevertheless
    • in the real world we always find two opposites going together:
    • south-pole magnetism: each positive has its negative; Capital
    • are situated in the midst of this struggle between the two
    • straight to the discovery, that this was the position held by
    • bourgeois philistrosity: — At the time when the plans
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    • sensitive faculty by working with others in a branch. For we
    • transitory, illusory, maya.
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    • beings who occupy leading positions in the human evolution of
    • an avatar being partakes in the constitution and composition
    • present in the whole mood and the disposition of the human
    • development of Christianity. This is an important transition
    • among the Hussites, Lutherans, and the dissenting Zwinglians
    • the opposite of discussion, and that is the will to learn and
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    • geographical region situated between what is today Africa and
    • occupied a position similar to that of people in contemporary
    • life who occupy the highest positions in the realms of
    • nevertheless occupy the same position as their Atlantean
    • we have to get a clear picture of the situation. It took
    • will be put into a position to communicate with human beings
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    • results from an inner necessity. Really, it is as if many a
    • the convictions of the most positive and orthodox
    • theosophists, we are today in the same position humanity was
    • irrespective of positions its members might hold in the
    • modern and the ancient situation. In the old days referred
    • associations where those people sit who “do not want to
    • who have heretofore been nourished by the positive, orthodox
    • moribund positive religious movements. Those who do not know
    • opposite, only those spiritual movements will attract human
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    • feelings and visit the wondrous fire that is to absorb
    • momentous and significant can be placed before the sensitive
    • sensitive soul a sick person and so realized that this is
    • life. That, then, is the exact opposite of what Buddha felt
    • for mankind and have tremendous positive consequences for
    • upward to approach the position where their great model
    • elevated Christ who draws all human beings upward as He sits
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    • understanding for Christianity, what was the situation in the
    • and were therefore in a position to spread Christianity and
    • instructions. That is the important transition from the
    • prepared something positive, and since anthroposophy is meant
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    • will disappear opposite the harmonious thoughts and feelings
    • anthroposophical spirituality is a necessity, then we are
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    • spiritual worlds, he discovers the sites from which the
    • souls can discover the sites where the masters and their
    • I saw the site of initiation,
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    • England where he visited many of the stone circles of the Druids. Because
    • properties of plants. Man's consciousness and disposition of soul were
    • development during a particular period of the past, of his situation
    • that occur in them — that which is transitory. And nowadays
    • today it can be seen from the position of the stones that there were
    • year. We are still sensitive to light today, especially if light is
    • Now what is the position with regard to these Imaginations in our
    • quality of the place. Those Druid circles we visited — well, if
    • which has been destroyed by fire. It is a wonderfully situated spot!
    • growing into powers of opposition, create the harmful, devastating
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    • England where he visited many of the stone circles of the Druids. Because
    • the opposite direction to the satellites of other planets,) but since
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    • England where he visited many of the stone circles of the Druids. Because
    • transitory sense-experience is transferred into the body of formative
    • the moral-spiritual order because we are not aware of the transition
    • positive kind, as opposed to those he himself called negative. Anyway,
    • in these lectures at Berlin University he was to deal with the
    • students, who had to sit at the back. They were all waiting — as
    • later on as a philosopher, who was sitting in one of the front rows,
    • absolute necessity for man's future unless he is to fall into
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    • England where he visited many of the stone circles of the Druids. Because
    • The death of Baldur and the Christ-Impulse. Transition to abstract
    • of small or large cells. The diversity, the formation, does not
    • intensity of life it could be kindled in him every day at noon; but if
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    • truly make a visit to such a country one of the most beautiful of all
    • preserved in their memories as the background of their visit. These
    • humanity. Our visit to this town will certainly link us more closely
    • our clairvoyant vision to the dead who nightly visit their sleeping
    • sleep — indeed, in some respects just the opposite — we can
    • thoughts, we recognise the necessity of permeating the culture of our
    • soul; and, if he is in a position to do so, he inquires: “Where
    • easier, picture them standing or sitting in front of you. You can read
    • but little. Often it is the very opposite of what he believes and
    • not in a position to judge of what can be experienced in the spiritual
    • acquiring knowledge of it; and if he is not in a position of being
    • the relative positions of the sun and moon there. To follow up an
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    • we might call the acquisition of clairvoyant consciousness. Of course,
    • really seeing into the spiritual world, which necessitates quite other
    • a vertical position are of such a nature that one who has penetrated
    • sense-world — indeed, in many respects it is exact opposite of
    • It is a necessity in the earth-life of humanity, and must become more
    • a necessity.
    • Today we are confronted by these two unavoidable facts, Necessity and
    • the first time — I should like to feel that this visit will draw
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    • the conditions are of course reversed on the opposite side of the
    • opposite region in-breathing; but this we need not consider today.
    • In this way the position of the stars, especially in relation to the
    • which can bring about this transition from a lunar to a solar
    • the situation in this way:
    • sensitive to such things would have to say to himself with regard to
    • an exceedingly important time. But because of its position in the
    • Dragon, with the Ahrimanic powers, in just the way necessitated by our
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    • Christendom, the “Gemuets”* of men were still sensitive
    • sun-position, and so forth. The course of the year thus enters into
    • being, in the strength to break the opposition of these forces, did he
    • The polar opposite of this Christmas Mystery is the St. John's
    • This Descent into Hell provides the opposite pole to the Resurrection.
    • therewith entered, I might say, as the opposite pole of the Descent
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    • position to follow the living transition from the unity into the
    • a position to understand that actually all life depends upon the
    • because of the very situation of their culture; for the Oriental
    • predisposition to observe this primal trinity in all weaving and
    • It would become the whole disposition of the human soul to permeate
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    • of a perception that was — this sensitive feeling for all that
    • especially sensitive feeling, for example, for the way water begins to
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    • human being experienced the transition from summer to autumn in such a
    • Then the springtime drew near. In our time the situation has shifted
    • position that he could develop the knowledge of Nature only in autumn.
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    • is not the outcome of any arbitrary desire, but is a necessity of
    • arise in many forms and with growing intensity. A nightmare in which
    • to be found in legends and fairy-tales. In their very composition,
    • legitimate and healthy way. But the opposite pole — the nerve-process
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    • example, our eyes were situated near our ears and we had no
    • takes up his position in the world of space. Expressed in the language
    • forward his activity in opposition. Man stands in the middle between
    • opposition to one another from left and from right, then we have the
    • you in a position to do this.
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    • not of course imagine that we see the situation as we perceive things
    • words. The situation may even be still further developed. The body which we
    • day-consciousness, and only by virtue of this are we in a position to
    • curiosity, or our need of sensation. It is not often we act with
    • realize that they are polar opposites, and that men's inclinations are
    • Duty is the opposite idea of right. Our age will be followed by an age
    • as man, as woman, e.g., in this or that situation of life? The present
    • We said that right and duty play into life like two polar opposites.
    • You see how duty stands, as it were, in a midway position. If we
    • to Lucifer. And this we can do by cultivating the polar opposite of love.
    • Love is inner fire, its opposite is calmness — the quiet acceptance
    • understand how they have come about from cosmic, karmic necessity.
    • life too belong in a world of polar opposites. The whole morale of
    • understood than by recognizing in it these opposite forces and
    • us in opposites. And in this connection Manichaeism, correctly
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    • transition from the inwardly plastic to the inwardly musical
    • sensitivity –
    • artistic disposition and perception that were his
    • Goethe experiences the necessity of transforming his feelings. What
    • period. And so Goethe feels the necessity of
    • he visits Raphael’s Madonnas and
    • brought him to feel the necessity of recasting his entire
    • apparent. But for a sensitive perception they differ quite
    • Besitz; ihn krönt der Sieg;
    • rewritten a poem, not out of any necessity of ideal, but solely
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    • opposite mood must be drawn from quite different realms of the
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    • relations is transformed into something of inner intensity: when we
    • bound up with the very opposite process, in which the soul-life is
    • inner discords, consonances, and so on. Thus the very opposite
    • disposition, for instance. Those
    • who, working in this way out of a folk-disposition, give poetic
    • where we find such a folk-disposition, a dramatic element sounds
    • Nun erhob sich Achilleus vom Sitz vor seinem
    • will lives in the waves of vocal expression. Here the transition is
    • transition from the activity of perception to the repose of mental
    • representation; now we have the opposite – from the repose of
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    • and whoever wishes to re-create his composition must make himself
    • vowel-sounds – when penetrated by a sensitive understanding,
    • would actually make it prosaic. This is the opposite approach to
    • have a sensitivity to the vowel itself. He must begin by
    •  [For such lyrical intensity and power in
    • lies a disposition toward a vowel and every vowel has a tendency
    • spheres where something similar is effected, the opposition between
    • transition to a quicker one, to a more rapid delivery of the words,
    • meines ist der Mord’. (Sits down)
    • Am wilden Weg sitzt er mit
    • Ma générosité doit répondre
    • Ta générosité doit répondre
    • geheiligten Wohnsitz der Isis? Hier herum muss er sein, und ihr
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    • when he felt drawn by inner necessity to compose a poem, to begin
    • similar movement and transition in style in the course of this
    • sensitivity of soul,
    • from the intention to compose a sonnet, but by necessity from the
    • the concluding strophes. In as far as there is not such a necessity
    • by a deep longing for the fulfilment of his poetic disposition,
    • forms out of inner necessity. Recitation and declamation must
    • the deep sense of necessity that Goethe felt in
    • Grimm who first showed a really sensitive understanding for these
    • Then, O thou fair one, sit thee down, for thou
    • understand with full intensity how, when he himself spoke his
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    • soul-understanding of poetry when we are in a position to find our
    • intensity is indicated, something connected directly with the human
    • Iphigeneia. In this composition we feel how something from
    • Roman composition.
    • disposition of the body, etc., will come about of their own accord
    • for what he hears declaimed to him and thereby sensitivity to what
    • and the sensitivity we value so greatly.
    • the Austrian disposition, he had a real feeling for what ought to
    • One is in a unique position when trying to give
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    • direct impression. We are thus in a quite special position in
    • have been held here have stressed the necessity, in the case of
    • artistic creativity and sensitivity are the organs for a genuine
    • say that the poet is in a curious position. The poet has to make
    • left under the necessity of passing
    • intimacies of the poet’s soul. This disposition is truly felt
    • Necessity:
    • presentation of an inner necessity of thought; and conversely, any
    • It is to the necessity inherent in syllable-quantities that
    • him as a poetical composition, which obviously communicates through
    • poet still felt bound to acknowledge the necessity of plastic and
    • has here attempted to comply with the inner aesthetic necessity of
    • necessity of transmuting what comes to light as a way of knowledge
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    • inwardly more Nordic, that Germanic disposition of feeling comes to
    • organ situated in the breast, as known to external sight; the heart
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    • so to speak, to do penance. We must go through with the transition
    • sensitivities in the direction of the syllable; they did not return
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    • cultivated with the utmost intensity: on the one hand an exaggeration
    • can we characterise the transition from that which belongs to the
    • best grasp this transition if we realise that into ordinary human
    • according to the disposition of the person concerned. Here we see the
    • many other spiritual streams in Europe, the opposite way was taken by
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    • Initiation, as we have seen it in Jesuitism, leads to the acquisition
    • indeed remarkable how the necessity of recognising repeated
    • necessity, into modern life. It has to be taken into consideration, but
    • individual soul from the necessity of living again on earth. This
    • taught Western man the necessity of realising, above all, that his
    • principles, one of which is that we are not in a position to decide
    • feelings are something transitory; we realise that they live on, are
    • feelings in all their intensity, who has looked upon the Guardian of
    • the Threshold, there arises of necessity an Imaginative picture, a
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    • human misery, and then of necessity there follows human despair. That
    • ‘Death is!’ Hence the human soul is under the necessity
    • as a necessity. In the nineteenth century Faith is attacked just
    • because it finds itself in opposition to the universally valid
    • an act of necessity, of inner duty.
    • Faith is for him a necessity in itself. His view is that we have a
    • necessity and at the same time a morally free act. It is as though it
    • much as the lawful necessity of Faith, the human soul in our
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    • Movement by curiosity or the like, but those who come in with upright
    • cause of something else connected with the necessity of interpreting
    • by someone who stands opposite him. Whether the answer is true or not
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    • There we have almost the opposite of the Greek attitude. We need only
    • Between these two opposite world-philosophies stands
    • not involve, as Greek thought does from the outset, a predisposition
    • simply through the fact of death. Still, the predisposition to
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    • He had also to go through certain situations in life which re-appear
    • the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of
    • Here is a situation
    • we can reconstruct from the Gospels the situations even to their
    • Earth the requisite substances and forces which make his Form
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    • forward again and again by materialism in opposition to the spiritual
    • crumbling away goes on all the time, and the decomposition, the death
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    • deprecation. The Nathan Jesus-child was not in a position to
    • an immense capacity for love and a disposition capable of immense
    • Christ-Individuality with this bodily nature, by necessity the
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    • Rothe, who taught in Heidelberg University, wrote:
    • incurred a liability: the propensity to deviate from the path of the
    • the necessity of stretching out the repeated lives forward and
    • transitory, while the Christ-Thought will live in ever-new forms in
    • exceptionally situated as was formerly thought? A simile is then
    • transitional period, and in so far as we have grasped the spirit of
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    • stages, that owing to the intensity of the experiences which must be
    • sufficient intensity, they will certainly have the effect that we
    • is possible to describe how an individual, through the requisite
    • future, as a necessity and a help which can flow into later
    • of realising the intensity of love that was needed for a God to make
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    • something of positive, continuous value in life, something that not
    • the Luciferic Beings who intervened in man's evolution, in opposition
    • the Luciferic Beings set themselves in opposition to the Spirits of
    • not in a position to rectify them; in other words, we could not reach
    • Christ not appeared. Precisely from the opposite picture — an earth
    • that a Western trend is being set up in opposition to an Eastern trend
    • opposition. There are not two occultisms, there is only one occultism;
    • and there is no opposition between eastern and western Theosophy. There
    • truths; in so far as they are positive truths we acknowledge them all.
    • when we are asked: Why is anything refuted? Why is there opposition?
    • us to answer if the opposition came from our side. But it does not!
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    • must realize that clairvoyance is not a matter of just sitting down,
    • it that when 12 o'clock came and you were sitting in your room, you
    • oneself the requisite condition. The seer has to find his way to the
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    • body can be perceived by those who have acquired the requisite
    • between death and a new birth. The position of the etheric body today
    • In order to have an expression in our language for the transition from
    • developed to physical density, the esotericist speaks of the Eagle
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    • come for the transition into the Sixth Root Race. I shall merely
    • I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment, and
    • horse sits a divine figure with a bow. The figure gives a sign and the
    • that there will come a future when the Son of the Gods, he who sits
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • second time last year, in the ancient university of Oxford. And perhaps
    • English educationists to visit our Waldorf School at Stuttgart. It
    • interest. During the visit the idea of holding this Summer Course on
    • opposition. More especially are they necessary when one attempts to
    • visited us this year at Stuttgart will have realized how essentially Waldorf
    • one-sidedness of its ideals, and those who visited the Waldorf School
    • have occurred to those who visited the Waldorf School and it may also have
    • learn to understand the necessities of human progress.
    • position to-day? As a result of all that intellectual abstractions have
    • an object of such suspicion and opposition — is indeed possible
    • positive activity. The difficulty of speaking of these things to-day
    • listeners — I do not, of course, refer to those who are sitting
    • way the transition from art to religion was made possible. Is it
    • development of our present mode of knowledge was a necessity in the
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • rapid transition, and that for the sake of the organization of our
    • significant break occurs, in the transition from Greek to Roman
    • arose, an ideal which represents exactly the opposite of the Greek
    • the earliest University Institutions, at the University of Paris in
    • then did there come an important break in evolution: the transition
    • human nature is to be attained by sitting with books in front of one
    • certain positions, that is to say, the path of the breath through the
    • tells us that a barbarian prince once went to Greece, visited the
    • against and overcome the forces working in opposition and to go
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • mere Nature-principles, the elementary necessities of
    • necessity to understand the Divine power in the human body and to
    • factor is that of the whole position of woman in Greek social life.
    • to understand it. The second point — the position of women in
    • of primeval wisdom, the necessity to attain wisdom by man's own
    • ancient position of woman, and the ancient relationship of spiritual
    • faculty which the Greek never thought of as a necessity. In education
    • historical necessity — has been preserved.
    • position of a modern man within the social order become a matter of
    • development of the individual man. The intensity with which he
    • necessity. Because education was of such a kind that it obscured this
    • our present epoch the whole situation of education must be different
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • are in quite a different position. The very greatest illusions in
    • historical necessity, we can only say: just as the Greeks had to
    • They must not only be received by the child who sits passively, but
    • childhood. With the same degree of intensity as it teethes, the child
    • it. This marvellous transition from an organic functioning of the
  • Title: Education: Lecture V: The Emancipation of the Will in the Human Organism
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • able to notice that a child has a strong will or the predisposition
    • deal is known to-day about positive and negative magnetism: a great
    • deal is known about positive and negative electricity, but very
    • all we now feel is an inner lassitude when we speak of it. In olden
    • positive characteristics.
    • sense-perceptions. And thus the transition is accomplished; we see
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • experience and it is always essential that the requisite knowledge of
    • remain in the horizontal position. The arms must also find their
    • sensitive to the physical influences of his surroundings, but also to the
    • the vertical position, or to walk — everything comes to the
    • position, and to walk, and we lovingly watch this wonderful mystery
    • vertical position. Piety and reverence must pervade us as we observe
    • yet no clear consciousness of the exact position of the mouth. What a
  • Title: Education: Lecture VII: The Rhythmic System, Sleeping and Waking, Imitation
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • The transition
    • responsible for the salty deposits in the body and are needed in the
    • to develop from the artistic feeling, it will have the right intensity.
    • sensitive observer there is abundant evidence in our present civilization
    • flowing into the limbs. If we sit at a desk and think out decisions
    • simply hold them back, restrain them. We ourselves may sit still, but
    • combustion to its right degree of intensity. All this must again be
    • true position in the school and we realize how absolutely essential
    • matter as harmonious and never as in opposition. Modern civilization
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • understanding of an outer world in which he must of necessity learn
    • which one finds on the bark of a tree, a parasite.
    • movement are developed in great diversity of form in the higher animals.
    • were, the animal kingdom as a human being spread out in diversity over
    • the being of man spread over the earth in diversity of forms, man himself
    • they will play no small part in the position a man may take in the world
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • geometry, indeed all mathematics, occupy a unique position in education.
    • arbitrary juxtaposition of units. I am well aware that there are many
    • the child, and we must call forth the sense of number by a transition
    • transition which leads us to the counting in which one is added to
    • thought we stand in the midst of life, whereas with the opposite form
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • the soul. Think for a moment of the sensitiveness of the human body
    • fall with an utterly impracticable radicalism into the opposite
    • tend to become mechanical and abstract. And so exactly the opposite
    • avoid all rules, we cannot impart to the child the requisite inner
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    • contrasted to the results of a positive, spiritual methodology. Steiner
    • from this to the very opposite extreme. The tendency in the most
    • came to visit the Waldorf School and I tried to explain the spirit
    • the choleric children or again the melancholic children sit together,
    • a melancholic child who is always brooding, just the opposite treatment
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    • life? They sit firmly in the head, that is where they are. In
    • any particular situation.
    • outer semblance of being social, the very opposite occurs.
    • profession or occupation, and of any social class can sit down
    • the matter. Then we are led by virtue of necessity to build up
    • in many respects the very opposite of the characteristic
    • remarkable situation. Teachers who are strangers to the world
    • today. The following situation may arise in a school. Let us
    • spirit, we are in the same situation as the gardener is in
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    • the same time an extraordinary sensitivity. He reacts strongly
    • this sensitivity of soul goes with him throughout life. He
    • [The German has the word Sitzgrösse
    • the cause of what man brings with him as predisposition from an
    • harmonious expression of karmic predisposition and karmic
    • Schiller is placed into a situation in life which shows a
    • here everything appears as the result of Karma. Or the opposite
    • comes into a situation in which he is not able fully to work
    • predispositions; he bears these within him. Let us assume that
    • was not in a position to do more than say, “If I were
    • dissuade him. I did not at that time see the whole situation as
    • world. For this man had a natural disposition for spiritual
    • assure you that I am in a position to speak about such a
    • tremendous increase in the opposition to him in Germany. He was
    • is not exposed to the necessity of finding his equilibrium in
    • requires a quite definite position in regard to the forces of
    • position of the head must now be brought into relationship with
    • position. Man's sense of balance proceeds from the head.
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    • imitation. The teacher must sit down with the children
    • a necessity, so it follows that the child must at all costs be
    • supposition that in the sounds of speech man imitates what
    • in opposition to one another. It is not in any way my intention
    • the outer world. In order to do this there is no necessity to
    • the Waldorf School we have made a transition from the ordinary
    • Anyone who has paid as many visits to studios as I have and
    • one of the universities? There you have the principle of
    • requisite knowledge. Here the standpoint is that of an eight or
    • the precise opposite is the case; the principle of authority
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    • old. When he was about forty-five my father visited one of my
    • year, he heard from this friend, who was in a position to know,
    • predispositions are incorporated into the organism which I
    • taking shape as predisposition in the first period of life,
    • predisposition takes place after 2⅓ years. The actual
    • the seventh and fourteenth year, but as predisposition it is
    • use of at a later age. For this reason we can make a transition
    • at the same university. At the age of 70 the first decided to
    • propensity for abstractions in the spiritual life of mankind:
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    • reckon with the situation that nearly all school children are
    • matters pertaining to schools, visited the Waldorf School. I
    • children and is therefore in a position to know the particular
    • for the school doctor who visits the school on certain formal
    • sit for the entrance examination to a primary school, in the
    • speak out, that is the predisposition to theft in me. It seems
    • point of view is the very opposite to what is called the system
    • of the specialist teacher. You might for instance when visiting
    • descriptive geometry. The pupils sit facing him with their
    • comes about that the children do not always sit as still as
    • these things baffle us. The situation can be put right again if
    • as pleased with the sick child who sits still and does not make
    • how to deal with any situation in class, the consequences are
    • text books. But this can be done without the need of sitting
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    • just because we are in this situation, just because we live in
    • further interest by visiting the parents in their home, then in
    • situation as a whole in order really to understand the child,
    • visit the parents in their home is necessary in order to foster
    • significant moments of transition. I have already
    • position to be specially aware of this. For if the average
    • keeping with what is truly human? How can the situation be
    • situation of a teacher who is an anthroposophist, whose life is
    • nevertheless necessities in life which must be observed.
    • should be borne in mind that the child is very sensitive to
    • a sensitivity as to what can and what cannot be done. Please
    • Should the opposite be the case the resulting effect will
    • likewise be opposite. If one thinks in this way then, without
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    • approaching the transition leading over into spiritual
    • the opposite procedure is also right: one must penetrate with
    • anyone in a position of seniority to the doctor, who might be
    • attention. Whereas previously he used to sit in his place, pale
    • with all kinds of transitions and mixtures: the melancholic,
    • after a while the phlegmatics become so bored with sitting
    • too many potatoes. The situation is a little difficult because
    • differentiations and transitions. We discover that tea as
    • a necessity to experience the three in their
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    • intellect cannot acquire such knowledge. But our university
    • University courses. Anyone who really works at sculpture and
    • parallel with medical studies at a university. The first
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    • spoken to him about the necessity of introducing children to
    • button. With us in the Waldorf School boys and girls sit
    • admittance of women to the university in order to see how much
    • centre of speech situated in the left half of the brain. We
    • involving both pupil and teacher the position would be this:
    • the relationship between this movement and the position of the
    • beautifully formed speech, the acquisition of eloquence, and
    • university which had a professor of eloquence. If we go back to
    • university I have in mind there was a really significant
    • archaeology. In the University Register he was entered as
    • something leading to the acquisition of knowledge, not to the
    • that science now has a positively demonic significance
    • was first sown in the universities of the West; it was sown in
    • visit was concerned with making arrangements for this credit,
    • not conceive that anyone in his position could be offered a
    • a situation where he can amass a certain amount of money. He
    • in this way until his situation changes and now money is
    • laid too strongly on the necessity for the teacher to have a
    • knowledge of the human being. Then, if need be, let him sit
    • tailor able to make the whole coat. Impossible situations often
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    • but it has arisen with a certain necessity out of the movement
    • speak so precisely; the situation has passed over into a more
    • the predisposition to work medically within the
    • opponents whose opposition is based on scientific
    • such people visited the Waldorf School and said — But
    • hand — not so its finances. The financial situation is
    • knowing whether the financial position would allow the Waldorf
    • staff, who work with inner intensity without any chance of
    • as an inner necessity. In this connection I should like to
    • university or college. Could not the Anthroposophical Society
    • also create an anthroposophical university? For we should like
    • to enter a university in which our education could be as
    • found an anthroposophical university. A considerable sum of
    • interesting testimony to the inner necessity of such education.
    • far from easy time when I visited the class, for on the one
    • opposition whatever. There was only one request which was that
    • necessity. We must look reality in the face in a living way. Do
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    • Just consider superficially the actual position, in general
    • Then we go the opposite way: we split up the sentence we have
    • But the opposite process is the way of
    • add in the opposite way to what is usually taught; we must
    • to teach the child in more or less the opposite way what
    • quite different understanding from that aroused by the opposite
    • can then go the opposite way and continue your arithmetic. You
    • the remainder came from. Here, too, you proceed the opposite
    • to-day — the sensitiveness to authority. For we are
    • a sensitiveness to authority. That is the secret. Any
    • quite a different disposition of soul and spirit. So, in
    • first teeth are shed the disposition for the complete musical
    • disposition; what we call the musical ear, or the eye for
    • higher man, into the nerve-sense-being, the disposition of the
    • positive way. If, in teaching the child to read and write more
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    • only that the breast is much more positive in this activity; in
    • we have the opposite feeling, of indicating, of approaching, of
    • a thorough realization of the situation is their democratic
    • sense. If the situation were to develop as it promises now in
    • because it is permeated by antipathy, is the opposite of the
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    • I drew your attention to the necessity,
    • racially distributed, and anyone who is sensitive to these
    • emphatically than ever the necessity for beauty, because of the
    • this is the position: Karma develops human nature with a bias
    • sensitiveness, for you will notice that even in the unmusical
    • child there is a trace of the musical disposition which
    • necessity of it, because, of course, the disturbance of what is
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    • position to become familiar with children coming from all
    • hesitation at the fact that you are, in so doing, looking
    • imagine what would have resulted if people had had to sit down
    • their sensitiveness in those days. There were then certain
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    • school; then the transition by which he becomes conscious that
    • of transition to painting, from which the sense of the
    • transition from drawing to handwriting, from writing to
    • again seek the transition to what we have already mentioned as
    • able to make use of any situation in a rational way, that is,
    • feet on which it sits and the lifted fore-feet; they drew an
    • things. And not until the transition from the Egyptian
    • his feeling — that he is in a situation like this:
    • In this way, always explaining the transition from one form to
    • but so that he discovers the real transition from the form first
    • drawing of the sitting or dancing bear, but they take the b as
    • capacities of your own soul. Positively the same results can be
    • foreign visitors, but rather on Germans. It was called
    • others. But we should feel that this is the position, and the
    • necessity for reverence, respect for grown-up people, to the
    • That is what I meant when I said: “The transition must be
    • the sensitiveness to authority arises of itself, that is by
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    • will have to be in a position to conduct your defence against
    • less conspicuous here than at the universities.
    • aims at being the opposite: at being an ascending movement, the
    • its disposition. You can produce a strong effect on the
    • index of his poems, in their order of composition; so you take
    • psychic disposition at that time; it was unconsciously
    • the feelings the psychic disposition, “Mood of
    • quite different inner disposition from one who has still long
    • signs of approaching death in people's psychic disposition.
    • position outside ordinary life to some extent. He must not be
    • in the universities in the early decades of this Central
    • mature youth. In these days things have changed. The university
    • profound impression on the feelings and disposition.
    • to come back years later in a positive way to what was
    • the formation of the disposition or feeling life suffers
    • let us say, in a way suited to the child's disposition,
    • reliable memory, in opposition to the type which easily
    • more than is realized. But it definitely prevails in opposition
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    • to-day about the transition in method which must be attended to
    • starts with an exposition of man. You may say with justice:
    • child feels from your description the sensitiveness of
    • but scurfy, and therefore inwardly more sensitive. In a word,
    • grown on. The cuttle-fish is sensitive in itself, in its own
    • to sit on a school commission to examine prospective
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    • transition to pointing out that the warm air expands and the
    • for some position, and quite properly is asked: “What is
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    • university as well. So we bring our Waldorf pupils up to the
    • method. Take for a moment this position: you get pupils
    • Then we proceed to do the opposite. Let us discuss in our own
    • disposition of his soul into a channel by which you convey to
    • sitting in class and quiet listening to things which are to
    • child in a spirited way the transition from “it is
    • enters the class that when they are supposed to be sitting they
    • are really not quite sitting. And let us take a delight in the
    • fact that they are not sitting properly; it is only if you are
    • lazy yourself that you want a class to sit as rigid as
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    • imagine, sitting next to this rhapsodist, someone taking
    • according to outer necessities as there is no point marked for
    • different stages than we draw at the transition from one stage
    • what really happens in life. To have compositions written in a
    • foreign language during school hours, compositions unrelated to
    • life, is really, in the deepest sense, a monstrosity. We ought
    • than the so-called free composition, the recounting of
    • incidents that have occurred, of experiences. Free composition
    • advanced education and are held in the universities. In
    • Such experiments have been carried on in universities. The one
    • For when the educated people of a university audience —
    • seen and heard rather than to practise free composition. Then
    • composition to any great extent in the elementary
    • composite. First of all, as is done here in the figure with the
    • then the transition made to the scalene right-angled triangle.
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    • course of the rivers. Do not hesitate to mark, all along the
    • vividly a little mountain village situated really high up, you
    • a rich soil. You show the internal composition of the soil
    • grow; the composition of the soil in which wheat grows, in
    • hesitate at this early stage to teach him many facts which he
    • With the animal kingdom you will proceed in the opposite way,
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    • should like to make the position plain to you by
    • craving to know, an insatiable curiosity about everything that
    • goes on around him, and then convert this curiosity and
    • something of its very opposite, things which we believe are
    • in more or less the opposite extreme of their own work. But
    • divine Immanence, which hesitates to be for ever saying
    • point of view of method, for the reason that the transition
    • digestive troubles, bodily indispositions, which come about
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    • an idea of activity: “Just sit down on your chair. You
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    • un-withered, fresh disposition of the soul. He must not get
    • the full gravity of our position we shall be able to work
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    • necessity our educational task will differ from those which mankind
    • realise what has really happened for him in the transition from a
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    • to an external, historical necessity, it is true — to make any
    • whole universe. They were not in a position to understand how the
    • blood, the opposite of the nerves.
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    • teacher of younger classes in a kind of dependent position, in a
    • position which has made his existence seem of less value than that of
    • discovery of the metamorphosis of forces, and not with the exposition
    • through the position of his eyes, has a different attitude to his
    • Suppose you had to remain in the position of “Ah” in
    • situation with respect to the super-sensible arms of his eyes: the arm
    • position of man's eyes is such that he can continually make these two
    • With this presupposition we can now ask: what do the death forces do
    • But since your backbone is in a vertical position, you are in the
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    • not in the physical body of man to the same degree of intensity. This
    • again in the same position. Be sure you do not undervalue such
    • We once visited a boarding-school and wanted to see one of the most
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    • which otherwise springs forth from the necessities of external life.
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    • What then is the position with regard to the will? You all know the
    • then said, “stupid child in his whole disposition; belongs to the
    • And now observe yourself; you are at first quite quiet, sitting or
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    • With an old man the opposite is the case: thinking-cognition and
    • in the University of Vienna (for he still held this post at that
    • head, and increases in intensity the further we go into the human
    • that you are standing opposite an illumined surface and that rays of
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    • becomes weaker and weaker, it becomes hypersensitive, too much given
    • very many people — and the disposition is seen even in early
    • nature: and the same is true of willing. We are now in a position to
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    • in a position to hold our authority in this age.
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    • of the limb system is a sphere; namely, the opposite of a point, the
    • continually changing his position. They will be related to the
    • sitting in a railway train; the train is moving forwards, but you are
    • quietly sitting in it. In the same way your soul sits in your head,
    • the human being, must be in a position to grasp the fundamentals of
    • in each child is situated a centre for the whole world, for the
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    • dioxide by uniting with carbon; if now he were in a position to
    • plant kingdom as positive, then man produces the negative of the plant
    • is the opposite to everything which takes place in the plant world
    • First of all, you have a position where upper and lower arm (or two
    • Then this position (drawing b) represents the bent arm.
    • though it may sound, when you sit down and press your back against the
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    • important because it enables us to see the actual disposition of the
    • system is then in the fortunate position — fortunate, that is,
    • Now when this fat is deposited in man to an abnormal extent it causes
    • Now what is the position with regard to spiritual work? Spiritual
    • examination you are assimilating a great deal in opposition to your
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    • thing in its right position. Now you can say: If I think of my arms
    • opposites.
    • up. Of necessity imagination must always be kept living, otherwise its
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    • been perceived with the whole intensity of his inner nature.
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    • Now such an exposition as that to be given to-day makes it necessary
    • every person can observe the transits of Venus. — They are
    • be absurd to speak of the transits of Venus, just because they had not
    • expositions. But if now I say to him: Dear child, see how the
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    • pre-requisite of higher knowledge has now no place in our view of
    • spirit. We do the precise opposite of the ascetics of old.
    • years of life than in the three years at the university.
    • in a position to master so great an educational enterprise earlier to
    • requisite. One sees nothing of man until one has learned to fix the
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    • oneself in a peculiar situation. For if one sees much that needs
    • This attitude is the natural outcome of such a position as I described
    • something we must regard with sensitive reverence if we are to
    • for example, an imitated disposition to sadness such as I spoke of.
    • find consolation in a view of the universe when his personal situation
    • be in a position to feel a right gratitude to the divine world; for we
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    • of a teacher. Thus we should make no abrupt transition in the
    • am convinced that if a dozen men, or even fewer, sit down together
    • predisposition; or else what was a very slight predisposition has been
    • transition from one to two, and then to three, — this counting is
    • together we get a disposition which tends to be desirous and craving.
    • acquisitiveness, rather it tends to develop what, in the Platonic
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    • which corresponds to its inner disposition. When the 11th or 12th year
    • must be that of an artist. And the teacher must be in a position to
    • only begin to comprehend the child with a disposition to melancholy
    • melancholy is due to an intense depositing of salt in the organism.
    • about that the child of melancholic disposition turns inward and does
    • range are burdened by bodily deposits continuously secreted by the
    • lively ideas. One seeks to heal a thing by its opposite. One's
    • And this calls out the inner action, the opposite. And we heal
    • to dwell a long time on one impression, one must do the opposite. Meet
    • sits among melancholies. As for the cholerics, they heal each other
    • of man and a knowledge of the different dispositions and temperaments.
    • of colours. Next comes a transition (violet), the transition may be
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    • if five or twelve people sit down together they can work out an ideal
    • This situation brought it about that the school was practically
    • in the Waldorf School by its very social composition. And the aim
    • give the children week by week, what was requisite according to a
    • school to enter college, a university or any other school for higher
    • enough advanced to be able to pass into any college or university
    • situation the neatest possible sections 1 to 12 would be of no use.
    • paid in the Waldorf School to this transition into physical and
    • lessons. (durcheinandersitzen: i.e.=sit side by side, or beside each
    • how the band should look according to whether it is in one position or
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    • staff, not a member of the college of teachers. The situation presents
    • On an occasion when we were showing visitors over the Waldorf School
    • Well, yes, if it is truly a necessity for healthy education that
    • sympathy, antipathy; and particularly curiosity and the desire for
    • call the melancholic disposition; or suppose you get an extreme form,
    • Now, in the sanguine child you will find precisely the opposite: most
    • sugar precisely the opposite activity will come about. The liver is an
    • With boys the case is opposite. The boys get a kind of neuritis, a
    • of life produce this or that situation; we take the conditions as they
    • children sitting around a table with him, instead of in separate
    • possible really to bring out a child's individual disposition; —
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    • when it is a case of that transition in human nature from the early
    • come about that we face an entirely new situation. As though nature
    • Openness, a readiness to receive new wisdom daily, a disposition which
    • way as before. For an enormous wonder, a great curiosity concerning
    • in common. But in order to stomach this new position — this
    • this situation it is essential to have what the Waldorf teachers have
    • is permeated throughout by deposits, compounds of phos