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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 1
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    • within him but it came to expression colored by the world conceptions
    • instead he clothed it in concepts he took over from Spencer,
    • thinking he used the kind of abstract concepts which are in reality
    • them. Why are they overwhelmed? Because of the failure to relate concepts
    • can read about it in my books Goethe's Conception of the World and
    • in nature and lives more and more in abstractions. His concepts become
    • his concepts have lost all connection with true reality; he could be
    • on the other hand, living in concepts that are completely abstract,
    • becomes steeped in luciferic concepts and emotions. The tendency in
    • an abstract recklessness of concepts. These phenomena are very conspicuous
    • concepts and ideas are dependent today to an awful extent on his external
    • concepts such as ahrimanic or luciferic scientifically, like a physicist
    • applies the concepts of positive and negative electricity when testing
    • are concepts which cease to be abstract when we, in looking at life,
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 2
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    • it home: “The general concept of the animal kingdom includes as
    • a special example the concept of man, just as the animal kingdom is
    • itself a special example within the still more comprehensive concept
    • must turn to the general concept of organism. Furthermore, this distinguished
    • when it comes to the exact application of concepts and ideas. If a sentence
    • the whole current concept of evolution would collapse. But he goes on
    • has the pretention to suggest that the concepts belonging to the realm
    • Here concepts themselves are the guiding factor and if they are foolish
    • long ago. And then it was based on concepts that were equally obscure.
    • turns the idea around, he extracts the concept of the State and proceeds
    • and have no idea that concepts, belonging to quite a different realm,
    • reveals the real concept of freedom. He continues: “A close study
    • knowledge one is led to lofty, sublime concepts. They apply to the way
    • connections in man's animal-human organism. But when concepts are derived
    • concepts become realities. This danger is a serious one of which one
    • inner strength of soul one must have attained concepts and ideas which
    • Force is another concept
    • the kind of concepts spiritual science must bring to man; concepts that
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 3
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    • the Mystery of Golgotha is meant to illumine our world of concepts,
    • for ideas born of faith are also concepts, are also our mental pictures.
    • to transform the concept, the mental picture of Christ in the human
    • concept it is transposed into an earthly reality. Certain passages in
    • it disappear more thoroughly than from man's conception of Christ. There
    • cosmic aspect into the concept of Christ. This attitude would have been
    • want to know about the concept of Christ attained through spiritual
    • their way. The very nature of concepts developed on this basis
    • excludes the Christ impulse. In these concepts Ahriman must inevitably
    • work because he works in man. With concepts such as these it is indeed
    • possible to evolve a philosophy of life which includes a general concept
    • concept of Christ in the full awareness that all external knowledge
    • to mere belief, attempt to apply natural-scientific or historical concepts
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 5
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    • without having as its center a living concept of the Resurrection is
    • Christianity which avoids the concept of the Resurrection is not Christianity.
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 6
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    • cannot formulate the appropriate concepts for receiving rightly such
    • reality if one is not prepared to approach it with concrete concepts
    • which must be approached with concepts and ideas gained from spiritual
    • of defining or describing it in actual words and concepts. I have often
    • point. Hegel, who above all wanted to lead man to clear concepts and
    • of Freedom. These works set out to show that when we form concepts
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 7
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    • his feeling and also into his conceptual life. This was the case to
    • in the 13th Century, attained the concepts and ideas he elaborated in
    • conceptually.
    • beings. When he attempted to grasp his experiences in conceptual form;
    • cosmos although he could not bring it into conscious conceptual form.
    • to give conceptual form.
    • very spiritual concepts and ideas concerning Christianity and the Bible
    • are to be found in this period. These concepts and ideas often seem
    • on. But these are mere abstract concepts and Ricarda Huch thought Luther
    • is that every concept is prompted by Ahriman. Luther was destined, at
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 8
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    • in the materialistic, purely spatial conceptions of the phenomena of
    • and conceptions to which man would be exposed by virtue of a relation
    • exists in religious conceptions of the universe. In the earlier centuries,
    • concept of the sacrament is also connected with the transition in man's
    • Those with a sense for the subtle conceptual differences in world views
    • voiced the very concepts and ideas that stirred in them. But he also
    • same period a thoroughly Lutheran philosopher in Kant, whose concepts
    • said this but it cannot be stressed enough. Man's concepts nowadays
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 9
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    • and guided by them. The concepts they acquire enable them, up to a point,
    • the Higher Hierarchies. Proclaiming freedom for nations is not a concept
    • concept, generally held today, concerning the individual's relation
    • to his folk. We know from spiritual science that freedom is a concept
    • concepts apply to nations with their group souls. Yet around the world
    • not only towards people, but towards concepts and ideas; if they are
    • concepts and ideas; i.e., ideas that relate solely to external phenomena
    • kind of concepts engendered by simply following the leading strings
    • the intricacies of human life; the latter require concepts and ideas
    • fit the changed conditions. Our age demands new concepts, new mental
    • events taking place at present and the kind of concepts and ideas which
    • to arbitrate. The time has come when concepts and ideas connected with
    • cannot simply say that such concepts and ideas are all very well when
    • like for example, to rejoice and take pride in their moral concepts,
    • The natural-scientific view of the world is based on concepts and ideas
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture I
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    • cultural epoch, which we can do with the help of concepts
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture II
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    • the materialistic concepts and ideas of our age. That we are
    • have considered. Concepts that sufficed in the past are no
    • relationships, has been introduced into the concept of
    • evolution; but the concept of evolution is in itself not new;
    • it stems from the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. When concepts
    • be said that a step forward was made. He saw in the concept
    • properly appreciated. Concepts of blossom, of fruit and so on
    • he saw as transformations of the basic concept
    • To recognize a living mobility in concepts and mental
    • concepts within oneself so that they follow the manifold
    • alone brings man new concepts enabling him to penetrate true
    • special importance that the concept of history should be
    • with a much extended concept of history. This enabled us more
    • concept of evolution is needed. The Darwinian idea of
    • that man produces ever fewer concepts and ideas. The concepts
    • now the body provides man with fewer and fewer concepts and
    • concepts welling up within him; he must turn to spiritual
    • provides mobile concepts which, in contrast to the rigid,
    • lifeless concepts understood by means of the physical body,
    • concepts. The way he is naturally organized prevents him, if
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture III
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    • without, namely the concepts of laws and rights. You will be
    • concepts today. Things of this nature were never mentioned;
    • attention in these lectures, that the only concept of God
    • if it is honest, entertain any concept of Christ.
    • introduces into our “German” concept of
    • That is why nowadays all concepts, all ideas are abstract.
    • concepts and ideas will remain unreal unless we learn to
    • Christ lives. Through Him our concepts will again become as
    • concepts. In society such connections are not so easily
    • because the inadequate concepts of those in charge are
    • whether a concept has any connection with reality or not.
    • once more the distinction between concepts that are connected
    • by hexagonal pyramids, then you have a concept of a quartz
    • hand you form a concept of a flower without roots, you have
    • an unreal concept, for without roots a flower cannot live,
    • anew to form concepts that correspond to reality. A tree
    • concept tree corresponds. To feel the uprooted tree as a
    • must be able to distinguish the concept of a living entity
    • concepts of the spiritual world. One's thoughts remain unreal
    • concept in Kjellen's book is thought through
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture IV
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    • accepted concept of space must be altered, must acquire a new
    • such concepts.
    • of physical things through abstract, shadow-like concepts, so
    • though the concept does not coincide with that of modern
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture V
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    • in which the word, the concept “concrete,” has
    • formulate and elaborate concepts that have content. We find
    • aware of the meaning of these concepts, but he lacked direct
    • physical-bodily nature. The concepts formulated by Brentano
    • I combine the two concepts “tree” and
    • such ethical concepts. However, all that interests us at the
    • about legal concepts being fluid, by which he meant that concepts
    • right to say that our concepts of morals should have
    • prevailed, for our concepts would at that time have been
    • view. The important point to him was that concepts of law and
    • formulated into concept, into mental picture; for that to
    • is only possible to attain concepts of truth, goodness and
    • being. To attain a concept of truth the ether body must be
    • degree — it cannot be understood. A proper concept of
    • cannot be said that our actions spring from pure concepts and
    • pure concept, a pure idea, can be said to be a free action, a
    • or emotions, only seldom if ever on pure concepts. More is
    • people do speak like that. In this area great misconceptions
    • are in reality connected with far-reaching misconceptions
    • nowadays no proper concept of a state exists. When people who
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VI
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    • — So you see, like pantheists he applies the concept of
    • such subtle thoughts in one's mind. Such concepts may be
    • he compared two concepts: that of dividing a worm in two and
    • other. He considered the two concepts to be of equal
    • worm; that is the true concept corresponding to the reality.
    • That concept Brentano could not reach; his thinking was not
    • concept triangle, which is to be applicable to both parts
    • after the division. Without the concept the result may
    • require two different concepts; i.e., that of quadrangle as
    • the same concept for both parts, and that it was this concept
    • with subtler concepts does thinking become active and mobile.
    • Through their very nature, the concepts of spiritual science
    • awakening in him lucid concepts that are not so readily
    • available, concepts which, just because they do not depict
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VII
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    • consider the implication of certain concepts we have obtained
    • lecture that it is possible to gain definite concepts as to
    • and new birth. This can be said to be one group of concepts
    • a great leap to another group of concepts we also obtained
    • evolution he has gone through before birth or conception, a
    • concepts and ideas, vivifying it enough to engender new
    • Then it ceases, and unless we quicken our conceptual life in
    • shadowy concepts. These concepts must not attain their full
    • straight away. Our concepts and mental pictures must remain
    • give.” Life can provide us only with concepts that will
    • complete truth. Truth lives in concepts, in mental pictures
    • unless we develop the kind of living concepts of which we
    • spoke last time. These concepts are not derived from the
    • his concepts and mental pictures accordingly. The concept,
    • concept, whereas spiritual-scientific investigation must
    • proceed deductively — from concept to fact. In this
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VIII
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    • transition in the conception of truth. Science of the spirit
    • the human soul needs concepts and ideas in life which can
    • formulas, sets of concepts with which they can live and be
    • concepts. The laws of nature are dead once they have been
    • formulated into concepts, whereas spiritual-scientific truths
    • are living concepts; if we condemn them to lifelessness
    • concept of pessimism, which I won't pursue further at this
    • develop our concepts. We could, as it were, speak forever
    • cannot be molded in rigid concepts. Single facts can
    • Spiritual-scientific concepts do not just provide an image of
    • accustomed to the fact that certain concepts which today seem
    • satisfying view of things through concepts that are finished
    • expressed in finished concepts always refers to something
    • which presents in conceptual form a social structure within
    • than to make use of certain concepts.
    • occurring in our time, we need concepts that are different
    • concepts. We must not sleep through the significant events
    • conception of time is a most fruitful foundation on which to
    • our life in mental pictures and concepts, is already a life
    • concrete concepts. Such concepts are able to take hold of and
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