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  • Title: Cosmic/Human Metamorphosis: Lecture 1. Materialism and Spirituality.
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    • Cosmic/Human Metamorphosis: Lecture 1. Materialism and Spiritual
    • LECTURE 1MATERIALISM AND SPIRITUALITY.Life and Death.Berlin, 6th February, 1917.
    • the Mystery of Golgotha; that Spirit Whom in our Spiritual Science we
    • Spiritual Science, but that we must be up-borne through this difficult
    • follow with our gaze this beloved and pure soul into the spiritual
    • whom she has now so quickly found again in the spiritual world. She
    • borne by one who is conscious of an actual hold on the spiritual
    • Spiritual knowledge will signify to the human race of the present day
    • thoughts able to throw light on the objects and aims of the Spiritual
    • this Spiritual Science of ours in a few short thoughts, — or
    • rather the views which naturally come as the result of this Spiritual
    • humanity who are developing a longing to draw nearer to the Spiritual
    • Spiritual is taking. For these reasons we must specify and bring
    • at the present time, the research into the Spiritual world made by one
    • about the relationship of man on earth with the Spiritual world, and
    • to the Spiritual world, — describes in this book a series of
    • Spiritual world. The case is as follows.
    • materialistic-Spiritualistic tendencies, must certainly have appeared
    • Spiritual worlds, and who himself now in the Spiritual world,
    • that the individuality enters the Spiritual world with the astral body
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  • Title: Cosmic/Human Metamorphosis: Lecture 2. The Metamorphoses of the Soul-Forces
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    • fact, well known to the Spiritual investigator, that although in the
    • course of time, must lead to a spiritualising and permeating of the
    • understood Spiritually. Spiritual Science is in this respect to be a
    • speaking really very near to the Spiritual world; but the ideas and
    • materialistic earth existence and the Spiritual world can be found by
    • force the soul shares in something super-human and Spiritual. This
    • the connection between the human soul and the Spiritual world is to be
    • spirit, the spiritual world, draws near to us. The language of modern
    • a real impression of that part of the spiritual world which stands
    • Spiritual is experienced in the feeling of gratitude which comes
    • whenever one experiences the Spiritual; one feels: I am grateful to
    • it. Take special note of this: we owe gratitude to the spiritual
    • sequence of external kingdoms; but as far as the Spiritual kingdoms
    • the Spiritual and the physical, which indeed goes on unceasingly, but
    • with the Spiritual world, and that indeed was but dim, and
    • to learn by them, for these pictures were true to spiritual reality.
    • back again to the Spiritual world, and must now be able to grasp it in
    • man perceived the Spiritual world in pictures, he lived in the company
    • passed into the Spiritual world through the portal of death. It was
    • different form of union with the Spiritual world. It is now only
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  • Title: Cosmic/Human Metamorphosis: Lecture 3. The Human Soul and the Universe (part 1)
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    • What we possess as the first fruit of Spiritual Science is in its most
    • forms and images — manifestations — of the divine Spiritual beings by
    • by the divine-spiritual beings that permeate the outer universe and
    • awe; if we reflect that we too belong to the divine Spiritual universe
    • the divine-Spiritual Beings whom we have learnt to know as the Higher
    • present only in rudiment — (and in the Spiritual world rudiments
    • Spiritual — a state of things very difficult to endure — did we not
    • which in a Spiritual respect is of like nature to the Hierarchy of
    • when it comes to us, it brings about in us a Spiritual change, which
    • Spiritual World and perceive the things and the beings therein. The time
    • in the Spiritual-world could be perceived in a much wider and more
    • expressly states: ‘The rest of the Spiritual part of man can to a
    • without significance in the perception of the Spiritual principles of
    • an event Spiritually, he will find that each time two human beings
    • meet a Spiritual process is established, which, among other things, is
    • in connection with the objective facts of the Spiritual world; but
    • inner union with the Spirit-Self — that is, with the Spiritual
    • connection with the Spiritual world proceed from this meeting with
    • waking state, of our connection with the Spiritual world, is an
    • Spiritual Science, until their souls become refined enough to observe
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  • Title: Cosmic/Human Metamorphosis: Lecture 4. Morality, As A Germinating Force
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    • Spiritual world. I shall have to say a few more things as to these,
    • meetings with the Spiritual world still clearer, I intend to insert,
    • the Spiritual development of the last century, we observe how strongly
    • followers of Haeckel, picturing everything Spiritual in a material
    • something Spiritual; but do not give the matter further thought. If
    • for the Spiritual and especially for the moral, in a certain sense.
    • Spiritual world, Beings of a like nature to his Spirit Self as we are
    • Spiritual being, and though he may be quite unconscious of having had
    • today, unless he busies himself with Spiritual Science, knows very
    • side of the matter; there are Spiritual laws behind, as I have already
    • from the Spiritual world which would raise him once again above the
    • by them as a spiritual marriage, whether with Christ or another. Many
    • Valentine Andrea, as the result of certain conceptions and Spiritual
    • force whereby man can be borne up once more into the Spiritual world.
    • are not formed in connection with a Spiritual conception of the world,
    • reality through being permeated by the Spiritual, by a grasp of
    • Spiritual reality.
    • Spiritual reality. Then the cinema will do him no harm, and he can see
    • it, until at last, they are entirely shut off from the Spiritual
  • Title: Cosmic/Human Metamorphosis: Lecture 5. The Human soul and the Universe (part 2)
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    • that life, bring it into touch with the Spiritual worlds. Today let us
    • this meeting we refresh and strengthen our whole spiritual being.
    • with the spiritual world, no merely materialistic explanation of
    • and man enters into relation with the spiritual world; that makes the
    • the spiritual world, only arrives at half-true concepts and ideas,
    • meeting with the spiritual world. If we were to say we want to sleep
    • then does the soul do when it sleeps?’ The non-spiritual science
    • spiritual world, our sleep does not therefore consist merely of
    • spiritual training is really needed, so that people may learn to
    • Through connection with spiritual knowledge, one may conceive a
    • physical world and in the spiritual world. In the physical world I
    • meet with the external physical nature; in the spiritual world I meet
    • we, who have Spiritual Science, which to Plato was not attainable in
    • spiritual observation shows us that what we call the ego of man —
    • within the spiritual world; we are really and truly within that world.
    • spirituality; for of course, everything connected with the body is
    • spiritual. Now it must be carefully noted that while during the waking
    • hours the ego stands at the lowest stage of spirituality, during the
    • head, to make its outer form a manifestation of the spiritual, that
    • spiritualised, have least been worked upon in a spiritual sense, there
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  • Title: Cosmic/Human Metamorphosis: Lecture 6. Man and the Super-Terrestrial
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    • periods man has a meeting with the Spiritual world. We explained this
    • in the Spiritual world, during each one of his normal periods of
    • merely the physical stars, but perceived the Spiritual part of the
    • external eyes; but he saw the Spiritual part of the physical stars.
    • and profound part in the whole Spiritual civilisation of the ancient
    • that meeting with the Spiritual world, which he cannot now have every
    • time he sleeps. It came from the meeting with the Spiritual world in
    • which dwell those Spiritual beings we reckon as belonging to the world
    • the Spiritual world had become blurred, as I have just explained.
    • express an intense inner recognition of the Spiritual content of the
    • necessary for the Spiritual development of humanity. For the two
    • Spiritual Science by certain religious sects, is, that according to
    • Spiritual Science the Christ-Impulse must once again be bound up with
    • the whole universe. I have often emphatically stated that Spiritual
    • the earth to the whole universe. Spiritual Science does not seek
    • Events. This attitude would be comprehensible if Spiritual Science
    • that we are approaching a time in which we can speak of a Spiritual
    • return, the Spiritual return, of the Christ. Especially with respect
    • fading twilight, there dwells something Spiritual; and just as we
    • belong to the air with our lungs, so do we belong to the Spiritual
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  • Title: Cosmic/Human Metamorphosis: Lecture 7. Errors and Truths.
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    • concerning the Spiritual attitude of the present day, by which we are
    • Spiritual life, and the effects of which were much greater than is
    • especially to those who in the interests of Spiritual Science wish to
    • in the right way. One who has a thorough knowledge of Spiritual
    • in the development of European humanity, from the Spiritual aspect. I
    • Spiritual impulses from the Spiritual world which from time to time
    • history, in the light of the fall from Spiritual life into matter. I
    • wish to put the doctrine of de Saint-Martin in the place of Spiritual
    • true Spiritual Scientist can read a great deal between the lines in
    • things when the impulses given by Spiritual Science have grown into
    • lofty-mindedness through Spiritual Science, which will enable them to
    • correct on the basis of Spiritual Science, and on the other fully
    • dividing line in Spiritual evolution which falls in the year 1842 (in
    • By this you see, my dear friends, that it is possible in the Spiritual
    • necessary in the Spiritual development of mankind that that way of
    • Spiritual Science wishes to stimulate in us; for of course what de
    • against the spiritualism which reduced the realities of the world of
    • Ötinger as well as Rothe, strove for true Spiritual life. True Spirits
    • Spiritual, not merely talking of an ideal archetype at the back of
    • Richard Rothe) — ‘if transplanted into any other Spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Human Soul and the Universe
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    • What we possess as the first fruit of Spiritual Science is in its most
    • forms and images — manifestations — of the divine Spiritual beings by
    • by the divine-spiritual beings that permeate the outer universe and
    • awe; if we reflect that we too belong to the divine Spiritual universe
    • the divine-Spiritual Beings whom we have learnt to know as the Higher
    • present only in rudiment — (and in the Spiritual world rudiments
    • Spiritual — a state of things very difficult to endure — did we not
    • which in a Spiritual respect is of like nature to the Hierarchy of
    • when it comes to us, it brings about in us a Spiritual change, which
    • people — though this will soon alter — few can gaze into the Spiritual
    • the Spiritual-world could be perceived in a much wider and more
    • expressly states: ‘The rest of the Spiritual part of man can to a
    • without significance in the perception of the Spiritual principles of
    • an event Spiritually, he will find that each time two human beings
    • meet a Spiritual process is established, which, among other things, is
    • in connection with the objective facts of the Spiritual world; but
    • inner union with the Spirit-Self — that is, with the Spiritual
    • connection with the Spiritual world proceed from this meeting with
    • waking state, of our connection with the Spiritual world, is an
    • Spiritual Science, until their souls become refined enough to observe
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  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture One
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    • pervade every aspect of Spiritual Science today. We must
    • view of Spiritual Science. I will endeavour to relate the
    • interpret Christianity from a spiritual standpoint, a
    • Spiritual Science the origins of the Gospel teaching are to
    • teachings. Now such a spiritual conception will run counter
    • sufficient spirituality. There was no real understanding of
    • the Pauline distinction between the psychic and the spiritual
    • spiritual man.
    • vindicate completely the evidence from purely spiritual
    • will be resolved with the progressive advance of Spiritual
    • from spiritual heights to the world of terrestrial existence.
    • he could overcome elementary beings in the spiritual battle
    • spiritual than in later times, he had to appeal to
    • background of spiritual facts.
    • about the “spiritual man” and provided ample
    • spiritual world. Ramifications of this Mystery teaching were
    • was only possible if the spiritual man was ignored. The key
    • psychic man and the spiritual man. But this was bound to
    • historical fact that Gnosticism held promise of a spiritual
    • understood its relationship to the “spiritual
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  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture Two
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    • spirit was lost in the course of the spiritual evolution of
    • He who is familiar with the spiritual life of the West, not
    • in the spiritual evolution of the West. We shall perhaps be
    • man's parental inheritance. The spiritual part of the
    • the spiritual life of the Universe, in the
    • God man receives his spiritual soul or “Active
    • associated with the physical organism. The spiritual part of
    • conception of the relationship between the spiritual part of
    • spiritual part of the soul was in any way material or could
    • accept the idea that the spiritual part of the soul was a
    • parental inheritance, so that the spiritual part of the soul
    • this spiritual part did not perish at death, but entered upon
    • world. It was simply a question of the degree of spiritual
    • of this spiritual endowment the human soul could participate
    • spiritual evolution of mankind.
    • light of Spiritual Science we find that it bears within it
    • the seeds of death. In other words, spiritual investigation,
    • organism in the light of Spiritual Science we find nothing in
    • place in the spiritual world before man first incarnated on
    • attain to a concrete knowledge of spiritual realities.
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  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture Three
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    • the Gospels from the standpoint of Spiritual Science. Now
    • of Spiritual Science. Christ went into the ruler's
    • our aid the teachings of Spiritual Science. For many years I
    • of spiritual investigation.
    • Jesus is concerned with the spiritual world itself. It is
    • the devils to speak because they knew Him.” Spiritual
    • spiritual world. Out of their super-sensible knowledge the
    • lives on Earth and, when united with the spiritual element in
    • conception of the Gospels from the standpoint of Spiritual
    • of Spiritual Science that he bore witness to the truth. If
  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture Four
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    • in the light of Spiritual Science, the more we realize that
    • in a few simple words what Spiritual Science, by exploring
    • nature of spiritual development is such that the
    • order to show how the spiritual link common to the individual
    • the spiritual behind phenomena, to find the spiritual element
    • “Fall”, or original sin. To Spiritual Science
    • spiritual impulse that was brought by the Mystery of Golgotha
    • of spiritual investigation, just as the findings of natural
    • if the Mystery of Golgotha had not brought a new spiritual
    • of Spiritual Science can be met with the weapons of scorn and
    • mind also what I mentioned recently: that spiritual
    • with the help of Spiritual Science. It is written in the
    • Mosaic law, something that must be grasped spiritually. You,
    • beginning”. Those who, in the light of Spiritual
    • spiritual courage, a courage which mankind sorely needs
    • Spiritual Science will contribute to a better understanding
  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture Five
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    • spiritual history of recent times I have often mentioned the
    • but because he was denied insight into the spiritual world,
    • personality, would lead to a spiritual-scientific view of the
    • behind his vast spiritual background he had an instinctive
    • — these forces have now become spiritual and are
    • operative spiritually in our environment. These forces are
    • hand, a loss of spiritual vision. Men could direct their
    • conception of the world must lead directly to Spiritual
    • standpoint of Spiritual Science, but also to what can be
    • Christianity and leads directly to Spiritual Science.
    • the pre-Christian era, so Spiritual Science plays its part in
    • spiritual insight that Herman Grimm called for, but did not
    • violation of the spiritual life by the Roman emperors is
    • lost his spiritual vision. Why had this vision been lost?
    • spiritual principles embodied in those Mysteries. He knew
    • and waking so that he could communicate with those spiritual
    • that his individuality inhabits the spiritual world between
    • the spiritual world, to the spiritual Hierarchies. When a man
    • individuality inhabits the spiritual world, and he is also
    • be a citizen of the spiritual world where Jupiter dwelt. He
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  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture Six
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    • future if, from a spiritual angle, we see them as the
    • a purely superficial standpoint. These deeper spiritual
    • study of the historical facts, but was a genuinely spiritual
    • plane but something that was related to the spiritual world,
    • something which evoked a radical change in the spiritual
    • their forced initiation which gave insight into the spiritual
    • the spiritual forces of the conquered peoples. The initiated
    • spiritual powers pertaining to the different Hierarchies.
    • possible to govern without the support of the spiritual
    • of a spiritual aura which required people to say, “we
    • realize that the new impulse had come from the spiritual
    • the spiritual world.” They were aware that a decisive
    • with the spiritual world-impulses and to stem the tide of
    • the spiritual powers. The ceremony was intended to
    • spiritual world. Baptism was no longer an object of ridicule;
    • outstanding personality both politically and spiritually. I
    • have indicated on other occasions how spiritual forces were
    • His spiritual
    • turning-point of world history an event of a spiritual,
    • spiritual impulse. And this is clearly reflected in the
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  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture Seven
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    • of this initiation. What spiritual benefit had Julian derived
    • direct spiritual perception he learned the secrets of cosmic
    • and world evolution, the spiritual origin of the world and
    • how spiritual forces operate in the planetary and solar
    • world to the spiritual Being of the Sun and above all that
    • man must recover his relation to the spiritual Sun if he is
    • that the physical sun is but the external form of a spiritual
    • penetrate to the spiritual Sun. The soul of St. Chrysostom
    • spiritual forces operating in the sensible world, and that if
    • from which men derived spiritual forces which they were able
    • which derived their power from the spiritual world. These
    • spiritual world. He could only hope to succeed in the task he
    • experiment that had a spiritual significance. He reasoned as
    • affair must be regarded from a spiritual standpoint; it was
    • spiritual current which owed its origin to the fact that one
    • that time he lacked the necessary spiritual development. You
    • describe man we are referring to the spiritual aspect of man,
    • we are appraising man primarily as a spiritual being. If we
    • as that which descends from the spiritual world. Those who
    • trichotomy felt the need to look for a spiritual
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  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture Eight
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    • historical enquiry with the findings of Spiritual Science. If
    • spiritual-scientific investigation into this period, then a
    • practised in the Mithras Mysteries and in the most spiritual
    • experience other aspects of the psychic and spiritual life,
    • with those spiritual forces which help him to develop his ego
    • to come in touch with divine-spiritual forces.
    • deeper insight into the spiritual world I cannot rely on my
    • may be, it is a spiritual desert. It has no understanding of
    • spiritual atmosphere that surrounds us today did not as yet
    • you are linked through ties of blood, but with your spiritual
    • cling to ties of consanguinity, but seek rather a spiritual
    • the Logos operate purely in the spiritual world? What is the
    • world of spiritual ideas. When we study the Eleusinian
    • of the spiritual world, the most important experience he
    • in the Mysteries of Eleusis, where the spiritual Sun and the
    • spiritual Moon had been revealed to him, this wisdom was lost
    • in chaos. Spiritually, however, the Heavens had fallen and
    • empty and purposeless, to live in a spiritual vacuum, so that
    • passively waiting on events, but by quickening the spiritual
  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture Nine
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    • spring from the depths of the spiritual life and which must
    • become the subject of spiritual-scientific study.
    • are receptive to the ideas of Spiritual Science and the more
    • of Spiritual Science, but whose thoughts were still far
    • necessary therefore for our present age that Spiritual
    • spiritual development of Antiquity, of the spiritual
    • derived their spiritual content, can no longer be
    • understanding of these things through Spiritual Science.
    • the spiritual life which originates in the super-sensible and
    • must first have reinforced his spiritual life through
    • the initiate who owed to his contact with the spiritual world
    • symbols is only dry bones. Only through Spiritual Science can
    • we rediscover the living spiritual element in these
    • and when the light of spiritual life must dawn again. It is
    • their hearts that this spiritual light is a necessity for our
    • and see the necessity for Spiritual Science today. People are
    • unwilling to listen to the teachings of Spiritual Science;
    • Spiritual Science. I simply wish to point out how difficult
    • it is for the individual to be receptive to Spiritual Science
    • if he is impervious to spiritual appeal, if he succumbs
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  • Title: Building Stones: Lecture Ten
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    • mankind had not been touched by the light of spiritual
    • existence of a spiritual world, but that the doors to this
    • possibility of gaining insight into the spiritual world they
    • times when the spiritual world was revealed to the whole of
    • decision of choosing paths leading to the spiritual world.
    • a clairvoyant perception, but it is a step towards spiritual
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science we must realize that
    • Otto Ludwig was no stranger to spiritual vision. For if he
    • visible to the physical eye, spiritual beings would be
    • visible to his spiritual eye and he would know them as an
    • spiritual insight; but we perceive that he is mature enough
    • spiritually to embark on the path leading to the spiritual
    • that “spiritual vision” is a reality, the vision
    • threshold of the spiritual world. If one practises the
    • courage to embark upon a spiritual training; and that for the
    • concealed the spiritual world. Swedenborg had developed a
    • all who would penetrate to the spiritual world. It was
    • observations about the relations between the spiritual world
    • to the spiritual world. He was not motivated by egoism in his
    • when the doors of the spiritual world were opened to him
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