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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 1: Natural Science
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    • The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity
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    • and the development of hidden spiritual powers, and that they
    • from outward historical documents, and not from spiritual
    • at the same time to perceive in them all something spiritual.
    • saw something spiritual where we today see pure colours and
    • have today existed then. Besides perceiving something spiritual
    • in turn he had to see as permeated by the spiritual.
    • spiritual and super-sensible world. In ever new and marvellous
    • experience of their spirituality, and knew their souls to
    • inhabit a spiritual world. What makes our physical and sensuous
    • to show, it hides from us the spiritual world. It was, quite
    • spiritual worlds. That again is no way for the present. Anyone
    • the building up and spiritual energization of mental
    • experience his own self, his inner spirituality, so too
    • respiration, and so also with his spiritual self which
    • spiritual rhythm underlying all things; we penetrate into the
    • process; if we are more spiritually and idealistically
    • reach the spiritual foundation of nature. We attain, in our
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 2: Psychology
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    • important questions about it and about its spiritual essence do
    • not arise from any actual doubts he has regarding the spiritual
    • his spiritual substance and because he cannot help seeing in it
    • or spiritual life, and must accordingly ask: Is this spiritual
    • phenomena, or is it connected with a spiritual world within
    • in the true sense of the world a spiritual being, he is
    • physiological. We feel the spiritual element descending further
    • interrelationship between our spiritual element and our bodily
    • hidden the spiritual element that informs this wonderful
    • soul): this spiritual element in its relationship with
    • attains a kind of spiritual vision with which it can see into a
    • spiritual world, just as with the ordinary sense-organs it can
    • which, once they are trained, introduce man into a spiritual
    • the senses. Man today, seeking to know the spiritual, does not
    • breathing; is set free of the body; is a spiritual function
    • carried out not by the body, but in the purely spiritual
    • thinking is a spiritual process, it is not so linear, not so
    • of a spiritual kind, then we are, not students of the spirit
    • ourselves: we have attained one component of spiritual life,
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 3: East and West in History
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    • spiritual comprehension of the forces of human history —
    • these powers, the spiritual vision that results is something
    • were admitted all the insights into the spiritual world gained
    • communion with the spiritual world, as he made his way into it.
    • Once inside the divine and spiritual world, he knew himself to
    • days, rises to a certain spiritual vision. He develops his
    • views on the spiritual sphere to the point of experiencing
    • gain a certain spiritual vision by modern methods to find that,
    • although they do gain glimpses of this spiritual world, these
    • the ordinary sense, but a momentary contact with the spiritual
    • spiritual world. We can then retrace our steps and repeat
    • explanation. Anyone who has some contact with the spiritual
    • to direct spiritual observation. For this reason, even if
    • someone who speaks out of the spiritual world gives a lecture
    • spiritual vision. Many people today, with some justification,
    • people are frightened of a philistinism of spiritual vision
    • spiritual vision: It is complete, it has now become part of
    • the spiritual world, seeking them out repeatedly, it will even
    • characteristic of true spiritual vision that we should have to
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 4: Spiritual Geography
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    • Spiritual
    • of physical geography. In the same way, the spiritual impulses at
    • can be described by a kind of spiritual geography —
    • dream-like spiritual life. Modem spiritual life is used to
    • dream-like spiritual life, embodied in the most splendid poems,
    • experienced and apprehended spiritual life.
    • When this dream-like spiritual life works on us, however, and
    • down to the present), we feel a spiritual need to go beyond
    • Oriental spiritual activity in favour of a “faithful
    • that in what reaches us from this Eastern spiritual activity,
    • perceived as the spiritual dement in things. Of course, this is
    • spiritual life can be characterized in another way.
    • about the Oriental. In growing into his spiritual life, he
    • what he experiences in the spiritual sphere and can say
    • Thus we see how the East developed the view that the spiritual
    • close link with the spiritual world and sees, in all that
    • in the spiritual world. And here I would say: the Oriental,
    • a spiritual world, just as he regards himself as a replica of
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 5: Cosmic Memory
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    • matters, the possibility of achieving a knowledge of spiritual life
    • some kind of spiritual knowledge? even though it may often turn
    • out that the only knowledge of a spiritual world allowed is one
    • a spiritual origin of the world, about forces operating
    • spiritually in the world's development, and about the
    • spiritual form of existence. The reaction of the rationalist to
    • you how spiritual science can arrive at a cosmology and a
    • knowledge of the spiritual impulses underlying the
    • its development through a spiritual cognition that is just as
    • physical and spiritual organism in the shape of cognitive
    • spiritual antennae. Though this may appear paradoxical to some
    • cannot provide us with a springboard into the spiritual world,
    • reappear as memory, the spiritual result of our external
    • here as befitting a modern search for the spiritual world. I
    • consciousness we can see into the spiritual world.
    • beginnings of spiritual life that exist outside (in the shape
    • of spiritual world-rhythm and appearance); and, by cultivating
    • further into the spiritual world, which is linked with the
    • the seeker after spiritual experience than anything he can
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 6: Individual and Society
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    • Utopian manner; but rather that the spiritual philosophy
    • spiritual, does not remain at the abstract and Utopian level,
    • not only into spiritual worlds as such, but also into the world
    • stands out above all for a spiritually scientific approach.
    • spiritual science takes us from abstract, dead thought once
    • of living nature and into the heart of spiritual worlds. By
    • spiritual — an attitude directed towards apprehending
    • When we contemplate human life itself by means of a spiritual
    • their spiritual ramifications. It then appears, for
    • The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity
    • four centuries. Not only through spiritual profundity, but
    • through the animation of our spiritual life, we must restore
    • spiritual vision, or at least accept the results of such
    • spiritual world with what spiritual entities reveal — can
    • times when man believed he originated from some spiritual
    • the spiritual organism or “sense-organ” he becomes
    • can live by choice, free of the body, in the spiritual
    • might say, is simply the act of seeing, raised to the spiritual
    • discovered this fact. Spiritual science shows that, by
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 7: The Individual Spirit and the Social Structure
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    • spiritual transformation throughout the world, of which perhaps
    • determines what happens in spiritual and also in economic life.
    • actually ordained by spiritual, extra-terrestrial powers and
    • they had to ascertain from the spiritual worlds by means of the
    • old instinctive spiritual vision, as I have described in the
    • divine and spiritual entities, and that by certain magical
    • individuals sought a kind of connection with the spiritual
    • and when spiritual life, too, was not yet so abstract as it
    • later became — times when the moral and spiritual element
    • fifth lecture: that through spiritual insight into his own
    • He thus goes back, in his spiritual vision of course, to times
    • spiritual laws were not so abstract as they are today. In
    • consequence, spiritual vision arrives, not at the purely
    • that is to be interpreted physically and spiritually. As I have
    • physical, in a spiritual way by spiritual exercises. This was
    • contact with the spiritual world through stimulating their
    • dream-like spiritualization; they knew that, if this or that
    • spiritual activity. This was in fact the way in which the high
    • established contact with the spiritual world. They believed
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 8: The Problem (Asia-Europe)
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    • look to the spiritual life of modern civilization for the
    • yesterday how at the threshold of the spiritual life of the
    • development of Europe's spiritual life is like a small
    • When we come to examine the basic character of spiritual life
    • civilization. In many psychic and spiritual matters, indeed, we
    • which has since survived as a spiritual and cultural motto to
    • On the spiritual side, I have already indicated this in
    • spiritual sphere, the priest, but also at the same time the
    • that mankind sought as knowledge and as higher spiritual life,
    • itself, and indeed every effort to reach a higher spirituality,
    • made him. Education to a higher spirituality was also healing,
    • higher spiritual life. They did this in such a way that, as I
    • and science were combined: in performing the ritual actions,
    • was made principally through sacrifice and ritual act.
    • Yet the ritual act and its foundations in turn involved an
    • higher spiritual life had to undertake makes it clear that he
    • death, experience the spiritual world in a complete rebirth.
    • pronouncement of spiritual science, it is something that even
    • the efforts to achieve a spiritual education.
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America)
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    • something in which spiritual forces and spiritual impulses are
    • regards all spiritual phenomena as merely the effect of
    • exercises of spiritual science, by developing man, enable him
    • manifestation of the spiritual — of that spiritual
    • perceive in its spiritual essence the element of spirit and
    • being a spiritual element. Once we realize this, however, we
    • is, objectively, of a spiritual nature, as if it were something
    • true spiritual sphere. This is something which, as a
    • the spiritual sphere — instinctively feels: Don't talk to
    • spiritual science. And you could see that, whereas if you speak
    • instincts and the like become spiritualized, and you feel
    • orientated spiritual science. For only out of such a
    • philosophy, which can really talk about the spiritual sphere in
    • that, by the circumstances of spiritual geography, they have
    • a spiritual vision is attained. Thus, we find Americans
    • contemplation of the will to reach the spiritual element of
    • and the man who spoke from within the spiritual life, on behalf
    • spiritual and to counter the Oriental spirit, which today is in
    • ourselves create a spiritual dimension in our philosophy of
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 10: From Monolithic to Threefold Unity
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    • the fundamentals of spiritual science, as will be apparent from
    • spiritual science instils in man, to observe what has been
    • ideas to the spiritual world, acquires a true sense of reality,
    • man's spiritual life is closely linked to the disintegration of
    • of these is the spiritual life of mankind. This spiritual life
    • spiritual life draws its nourishment from the human individuals
    • realistically the influence of spiritual life on social
    • life, you will come to see that, because spiritual life has its
    • that is really to flourish in the spiritual life of mankind
    • inner pressure, out of the spiritual life of Middle Europe
    • intellectualism, a certain sterility had invaded the spiritual
    • the social organism — spiritual life, where all that is
    • Both factors — the one applicable to spiritual life and
    • help one a very great deal in the spiritual sphere, is not
    • that of spiritual life, it is for the individual to speak. In
    • When we look at spiritual life from this standpoint, we can
    • from the impulses of spiritual life, in the way I have been
    • into being on the basis of ideas from spiritual life, and the
    • state founds institutions out of spiritual life. But you can
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