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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 1
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    • its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of
    • Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes
    • nature of thinking. He wanted to discover what actually happens in man
    • while he is thinking. He also wanted to find out how man is related,
    • only when it is seen as a power in man which, in its own essential nature,
    • the possibility to experience ourselves as thinkers. If man becomes
    • nothing is more certain than when man thinks, he is then active as a
    • myself to be in a world of permanence, subject to neither space nor
    • external phenomena, man's evolution, his history or his life in society.
    • Man, in fact all living creatures, is subject to pain. However,
    • African Spir felt that man
    • itself in man's thinking and in the constant striving to overcome pain
    • of the real nature of what in man is the most abstract: pure thinking,
    • spiritual world. Basically he asserts that man belongs to two worlds,
    • it in so many words, but declares that everything around us, be it our
    • such thinkers one comes to recognize that there were many who, in the
    • How does a man come to recognize the reality of the spiritual world
    • latter with Russian characteristics. He did not learn German till he
    • during the course of mankind's evolution the sentient soul in the Latin
    • seem sheer nonsense to him to regard man the way the West does: as a
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 2
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    • its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of
    • Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes
    • that from spiritual knowledge there must flow into man's thinking, feeling
    • impulses are needed must be obvious to many from even a superficial
    • insight. Many examples related to our recent studies could be chosen,
    • of contemporary man's thinking, feeling and willing. Provided one refrains
    • Many who are firmly in the clutches of materialism, nevertheless believe
    • a special example the concept of man, just as the animal kingdom is
    • man we must turn to the animal kingdom; to understand the animal we
    • discovery, for he says: “No one can deny this fact (that man is
    • of biological evolution. Man differs from the rest of the animal kingdom
    • be the source of all man's cultural achievements. So we must study how
    • According to him the human organism is no different from the animal
    • just mentioned. One asks in despair if a man in his position can really
    • [ Note 2 ] ; to which Hermann
    • Bahr, then a young man, wrote a rejoinder with the title: “The
    • spoke about the structure of the human organism and the animal organism
    • — Verworn is here referring to the human organism. Thus groups
    • are enjoying freedom in their interaction with brain cells, human freedom
    • connections in man's animal-human organism. But when concepts are derived
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 3
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    • its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of
    • Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes
    • the fact that, had evolution run its intended course, earthly man would
    • of spiritual science this aspect of mankind's evolution is directly
    • connected with the fact that man's essential nature — that is,
    • earthly man's essential nature — manifests itself through breathing.
    • cognition, was predestined to be man's most significant experience during
    • harmony with the cosmos. I mentioned how, in a normal human life, the
    • shows man to be a microcosm, a little world. Man's breathing copies
    • to man, far too little attention is paid to slight differences, to individual
    • chord within the cosmos. However, in man's present earth-existence everything
    • mankind, breathed into man the breath of life and he became a living
    • true rendering of the facts. As far as his intellect is concerned man
    • we have considered the Mystery of Golgotha from many aspects; today
    • man was exposed to the influence of Lucifer, his knowledge, indeed his
    • developed higher up in man's organism and became related to the head
    • the body itself has a deeper significance. The difference in man before
    • as Anthroposophy explains, man had as a matter of course a relationship
    • distinguish to begin with, immediately bordering on the human realm,
    • As human beings we have a relationship to the Angeloi and they in turn
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 4
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    • its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of
    • Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes
    • the physical plane, Herman Joachim. He could be seen here in
    • The name Herman Joachim
    • for in recent cultural achievements. However, if Herman Joachim —
    • in his human relationships with others a cultural artistic quality of
    • Herman Joachim thought and did, but it was carried and enhanced by the
    • blood so was there something in Herman Joachim's spiritual makeup which
    • had a beautiful beginning in his life by the fact that Herman Grimm
    • For Herman Grimm was godfather to Herman Joachim. I was very pleased
    • to learn this as you will understand after the many things I have said,
    • especially in this circle, in appreciation of Herman Grimm's contributions
    • personality Walter Robert Tornow died, Herman Grimm wrote:
    • just who it is that joins their ranks.” Herman Grimm did not intend
    • them in the sense that they express a feeling which is present in human
    • further life of a now infinite being. For every human individuality
    • there are moments in a human life which are of special significance,
    • it is then possible to look deeper into a human individuality. In such
    • moment of this kind because I consider it symptomatic of Herman Joachim.
    • During this conversation it was revealed to me how this man had related
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 5
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    • its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of
    • Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes
    • be approached from many aspects as we have done in our anthroposophical
    • the many-sidedness of a spiritual reality. All we can hope is that we
    • shall come near it by approaching it from as many aspects as possible.
    • that seeking Christ is deeply connected with the nature of the human
    • special nature of the human ‘I’ comes to expression in the
    • between the Being of Christ and the human ‘I’ the Christ
    • importance to pay attention to mankind's historical evolution especially
    • all the more important to be mindful of man's historical development
    • We know that man's inner
    • in his writings a remarkable description of human consciousness to which,
    • that human consciousness is related to death, to dying, and as we, in
    • not life as such which develops death, but the consciousness in man
    • that despite the significance of this statement in relation to man's
    • for every period of man's evolution. If we go back thousands of years
    • was engendered by a surplus of spiritual life over man's organic life.
    • the Mystery of Golgotha things were different. Man then had a surplus
    • between man's inner life of soul and the organic life of his body. After
    • of Golgotha man gained knowledge through the forces of birth; after
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 6
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    • its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of
    • Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes
    • the way people interpret this reality. We live in an age when human
    • understanding and human conduct are strongly influenced by materialism.
    • time, to observe an abundance of effects in human life which are purely
    • spiritual. They are everywhere in evidence and, the way they manifest,
    • outlook, are incapable of seeing what is manifestly there. All they
    • the attitude of a great many people today in regard to spiritual matters
    • It is manifestly not on the agenda when things of importance are debated.
    • the spirit is present, only it is not put on the agenda when human affairs
    • an influx of spiritual impulses throughout mankind's evolution and one
    • and, entering into his human frailties, instills in him a particular
    • Many things occur in the course of human karma which, in order to come
    • Many feel moral indignation on learning that Suchomlinoff lied to the
    • order in his pocket, gave the German Military Attache his solemn promise
    • lost his reason. He says in so many words: “I lost my reason over
    • gives splendid opportunity for ahrimanic beings to take possession of
    • him and instill into his soul all kinds of suggestions. Ahriman uses
    • then ahrimanic beings have immediate access. Dimmed consciousness is
    • for ahrimanic and luciferic beings the window or door through which
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 7
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    • its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of
    • Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes
    • mankind's evolution it arrives at results which in many respects differ
    • especially to the human soul. The view obtained through spiritual knowledge
    • of the human soul's evolution during hundreds and thousands of years
    • investigation. Looking back into earlier ages we recognize that man
    • was subdued, spiritual beings did still enter into man's will, into
    • man's relationship to the spiritual world. Naturally it can cause clashes
    • human mediator for what the Angel proclaimed concerning a higher world.
    • life we see him as a living proof that man does not develop his individuality
    • of the inner presence of the spiritual world in human consciousness
    • than the ordinary one which only grasps the dying aspect, can man unite
    • as processes of becoming. In such inspired consciousness man can know
    • hand, so too is man nothing, if torn out of his organic connection with
    • there for man, but man is equally, in the adjoining spiritual world,
    • a member of the greater organism of the earth. Man cannot tear himself
    • the hand. I have often expressed this thought as an antidote to man's
    • like a half-forgotten dream, of man's interconnection with the whole
    • This small book: the “Theologia Germanica” had also made
    • who made it available to wider circles in Germany. Henry More became
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 8
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    • its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of
    • Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes
    • humanity. To the unprejudiced observer Luther appears at first sight
    • took place, particularly in the human soul; this is something taken
    • but cannot be emphasized enough. When, at that time, man turned his
    • science reveals that at this time the human soul came completely within
    • the confines of the physical world by virtue of changes in man's inner
    • man of his time inasmuch as in this, the fifth post-Atlantean cultural
    • epoch, man's former connection with the spiritual world has grown dim.
    • kind of realization that man in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch, the
    • deeper strata of the human soul weighed heavily upon Luther. Today one
    • in these words: What is to become of man when his vision is cut off
    • one hand very much a man of the fifth post-Atlantean cultural epoch.
    • But because he was also inwardly very much a man of the fourth post-Atlantean
    • such deep roots in his soul that he inwardly felt as a man of the fourth
    • Roman had felt. Odd as it may seem this had the effect that he could
    • man whose view is that the apex of knowledge has been reached and that
    • very soul constitution of man enables him to have ready understanding
    • the universe which occupied the human mind at the dawn of the fifth
    • cultural epoch. Whereas the way man felt and experienced his place within
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    • its consequences for human evolution. This volume along with Aspects of
    • Human Evolution completes the entire German Volume GA 176. It includes
    • in mankind's evolution when the riddle of existence becomes ever more
    • significant for the human soul. Some are aware of the riddle but there
    • to an aspect of the riddle which many people come up against in everyday
    • is a discrepancy between man's intellectual and moral development? At
    • present man's intellectual development expresses itself mainly in what
    • has man not produced thanks to his intellect! I need not enumerate all
    • human life, for enabling men to slaughter one another, then, leaving
    • of death with which men mangle each other, causing untold suffering.
    • as a result of man's highly developed intellect. It has certainly progressed
    • Haeckel pointed out how man has progressed intellectually but
    • in regard to morality he has in many respects remained at a primitive
    • on in the world. However, due to modern man's lethargy and love of ease,
    • for the human soul. If one is to find one's way through the complexities
    • before in human evolution. Let us for once look at the relationship
    • between man's intellectual and moral development in the light of spiritual
    • what exactly takes place in the human being when he is engaged in intellectual
    • appropriate mental pictures. This activity engages parts of man's being
    • the tool of the intellect then we are looking at those aspects of man
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture I
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    • Aspects of Human Evolution
    • Human Development, the Individual and the General Age of Mankind
    • Mankind's Life Periods
    • an understanding of the higher members of the human being and their
    • Materialism completes the entire German volume GA 176.
    • to focus our attention on a certain aspect of mankind's
    • possible in a certain sense to compare mankind's evolution as
    • evolutionary conditions of post-Atlantean humanity. Much has
    • external viewpoint it may seem that when human progress is
    • to the conclusion that a certain section of mankind's
    • mankind's evolution as a whole follows a course similar to
    • that of the individual human being. However, investigation
    • life of the individual human being corresponds to mankind's
    • within the cultures that were then in existence, man's soul
    • is quite wrong and has arisen because modern man, with his
    • forming any idea of how man's soul, and in particular his
    • the human being as he is today, we notice that during a
    • coarser and finer structure. Not only does the human being
    • a certain age. Man is then considered fully developed. When
    • we look at life, we cannot fail to notice that human beings,
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture II
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    • Aspects of Human Evolution
    • Human Development, the Necessity for New, Living Ideas, Spirit
    • an understanding of the higher members of the human being and their
    • Materialism completes the entire German volume GA 176.
    • lecture we began to consider aspects of mankind's
    • in need of new ideas must be obvious from the many things we
    • concepts within oneself so that they follow the manifold
    • for many years pointed out that this is Goethe's most
    • alone brings man new concepts enabling him to penetrate true
    • disposition of man's soul has changed. Just a few centuries
    • ago man's soul was fundamentally different from what, in
    • conformity with human evolution, it is now. I drew attention
    • man continued his bodily development right up to the ages
    • life. Today man no longer notices when his body passes beyond
    • Man was at that
    • of life. Today man is not aware of going through the middle
    • puberty from 12 to 16. But in that ancient time man was aware
    • When man at
    • body. Thus, in that ancient time man experienced going
    • origin as a human being and say: My body came into being
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture III
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    • Aspects of Human Evolution
    • Human Development, the Contemporary Spirit of Science
    • an understanding of the higher members of the human being and their
    • Materialism completes the entire German volume GA 176.
    • justifiably required that man should be awake, and pay due
    • heed to the many spiritual influences that affect and
    • mankind's post-Atlantean evolution to work upon us awakens
    • mind what has been said about humanity as such becoming ever
    • Atlantean catastrophe, mankind's age was 56 and that by now
    • it has dropped to 27. This means that modern man develops
    • our attention to how the 27 year old human being of today
    • compared with today, man's social feelings and in fact his
    • what modern man can hardly imagine a social structure
    • should be arranged and human affairs conducted. It would
    • answers to life's problems. When a human being today, in the
    • the bodily nature itself. It came about because many not only
    • elements. At night the normal senses enabled man to perceive
    • similar is experienced only in regard to the human being. We
    • physiognomy. Nothing of this is known to man today because,
    • it is that, when the white man immigrated to North America,
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture IV
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    • Aspects of Human Evolution
    • Human Development, Contemporary Scientific Appearances
    • an understanding of the higher members of the human being and their
    • Materialism completes the entire German volume GA 176.
    • why he attempts' to establish that each human being is
    • emanation. When a person particularly strong in such forces
    • change is caused by emanations streaming upwards from the
    • physical sight, are what Benedikt calls emanations. We would
    • persons to prove, not only that human beings
    • small number, human beings who are darkness-adapted! A
    • relatively large number of this minority see many objects
    • Reichenbach declared that every human being drags about a
    • huge covering of luminous substance (emanation). Such
    • strictly tested by me. A great many doctors and other
    • body whose specific color emanation they described. ... The
    • on the left and right side of the body. The emanations from
    • stream through the rod and combined with the emanation from
    • man's higher soul and spirit. What Professor Benedikt
    • man's ordinary consciousness. These emanations or radiations
    • an indication of a higher kind of human capability. On the
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture V
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    • Aspects of Human Evolution
    • Human Development, Contemporary Struggling People
    • an understanding of the higher members of the human being and their
    • Materialism completes the entire German volume GA 176.
    • mankind's future depends upon a new understanding taking hold
    • in a sufficiently large number of human beings.
    • work in mankind's evolution at any given time take effect
    • certain human beings just how strong such impulses are at a
    • here and elsewhere drawn attention to a man who died
    • him as representing modern man, struggling with the riddle of
    • concerned him were the wider aspects of essential human
    • solution. What interested him was the whole range of man's
    • achievement in detailed inquiry. It reveals him as a man
    • the strength to capture and leave their mark in human souls.
    • life of soul and spirit in its reality, of which man must
    • Many of the
    • individual members of man's soul being were known; not until
    • great efforts to understand these members of man's soul
    • that their meaning began to fade from mankind's historical
    • evolution. Aristotle distinguishes in man the vegetative
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VI
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    • Aspects of Human Evolution
    • Human Development, the Difficulty with Self Knowledge
    • an understanding of the higher members of the human being and their
    • Materialism completes the entire German volume GA 176.
    • their own self, they encounter the many pitfalls and hazards
    • The assumption that the human I is fairly
    • Ralph Waldo Trine and others, a guidance sought by many today
    • contradicted daily for every normal human being, as I have
    • many experiences we have our whole life long string together
    • abstract manner, its immense importance may not be
    • the abstract manner so much preferred nowadays. To enrich the
    • are expected of man at the present time and it is important
    • you an example: A clergyman once met a gypsy woman with her
    • little about many things, one of which is cleanliness. Gypsy
    • from cleanliness these children are deprived of a great many
    • other things. The clergyman, being a kind person, wanted to
    • clergyman's intention was really the very best. The gypsy
    • woman, whose normal life was one of beggary, would naturally
    • reported by the man who met the gypsy woman himself, Fercher
    • The Riddle of Man.
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VII
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    • Human Development, Sequential Earthly Lives
    • an understanding of the higher members of the human being and their
    • Materialism completes the entire German volume GA 176.
    • recently, concerned with the course of man's lives on earth.
    • the secret of mankind's present age. I described how man,
    • Indian epoch, at the beginning of which mankind's age was 56.
    • time the individual human being continued to be capable of
    • possible now only in childhood. Up to that age man's soul and
    • become more independent and man's inner development no longer
    • natural development, without effort on man's part. As we
    • know, during that epoch the age of mankind receded from 56 to
    • following, the ancient Persian epoch, mankind's age receded
    • the Greeks and Romans remained capable of natural development
    • mankind's age had receded to 33, Christ Jesus, aged 33,
    • united Himself with mankind. That moment the Mystery of
    • mankind continues to recede. As you know, since the fifteenth
    • epoch. When it began, the age of mankind was 28 and by now
    • modern man, concerned only with what nature and society can
    • development modern man becomes 27 years old, and that is what
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VIII
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    • Human Development, the Relationship of Humanity to Truth
    • an understanding of the higher members of the human being and their
    • Materialism completes the entire German volume GA 176.
    • alive is continually changing. The human being who is perhaps
    • last time about a contemporary statesman, Lloyd George.
    • between the individual human being's age and the age of
    • mankind as a whole. This kind of truth is also an active
    • truths do not reach the human soul as abstractions, but even
    • in general in its effect upon the human soul. I gave some
    • truth. The relationship which man has to truth must alter,
    • lecture I drew attention to the fact that nowadays the human
    • reasons for this dissatisfaction of modern man. We know that
    • the human soul needs concepts and ideas in life which can
    • so on. The human soul needs ideas with which it can live. If
    • sense. Many human souls today are in fact in a condition of
    • future will see many more such souls than it is at present
    • does in many ways present an image of the loftiest and most
    • reality, then such a demand is felt to be the equivalent of
    • demanding a food that will sustain the bodily organism for
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