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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 1
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    • thinker and he gained nothing of significance from his contact with
    • nothing is more certain than when man thinks, he is then active as a
    • dealing with something which is qualitatively utterly different from
    • are eternal. In the external world everything is transitory; what is
    • something he simply experienced as a fact. He argued that what we experience
    • by certain mystics, African Spir comes to the realization that everything
    • to confirm this from another aspect he said something like the following:
    • it in so many words, but declares that everything around us, be it our
    • course of the 19th Century, had a premonition that something like spiritual
    • means that instead of clothing it in images obtained through living
    • by bringing things of this nature together, and relating them with a
    • and passes into the spiritual world. In such cases something very remarkable
    • any arbitrary reason or merely to tell you something interesting. It
    • to inscribe in your souls a picture of African Spir, something comes
    • to seek union through thinking with the spiritual world. That is something
    • life, has produced some strange results. For one thing it cannot come
    • as such has gradually become a ghostly something of which science is
    • something very awkward that causes uncertainty the moment one looks
    • that there is no spiritual world, they will have nothing to do with
    • These things must be seen
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 2
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    • result of something organic; i.e., something living adapting to its
    • such somersaults in ideas. These things are simply looked upon as signs
    • refer to something physical which can be verified under a microscope.
    • their application results in foolishness. These things must be recognized,
    • things the true idea of individual freedom, seen here in its natural
    • things are related spiritually; they therefore apply also to the spiritual
    • occurrence happens in his life. Culture is nothing else than the totality
    • These things are symptoms
    • increase. These things are staring one in the face and it is so much
    • things being evaluated rightly, but what happens is usually something
    • the minds to other views. In his speech Virchow said among other things
    • it is commendable of Virchow to admit knowing nothing of chemistry.
    • concern themselves with chemistry, simply saying they know nothing about
    • nothing about spiritual science. But this is not said; the same honest
    • understanding of this greatness. Many things which are now part of mankind's
    • something different from what traditional values can offer, souls who
    • have been searching without finding anything which could give them a
    • world view has absolutely nothing to say about how man's soul, let alone
    • evolution. Nothing physically was then present, except conditions of
    • the cosmic all. Another aspect is that the soul feels it has nothing
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 3
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    • earthly man's essential nature — manifests itself through breathing.
    • his earth-existence. Last time I summarized briefly things spoken about
    • on earlier occasions, namely that the rhythm of breathing is in wonderful
    • harmonious agreement that exists between our microcosmic breathing process
    • observation, that the rhythm of breathing, more than anything else,
    • shows man to be a microcosm, a little world. Man's breathing copies
    • characteristics. The fact is that there are no two people whose breathing
    • chord within the cosmos. However, in man's present earth-existence everything
    • abnormal conditions or through some illness does the process of breathing
    • the process of breathing and is, as a consequence, not so closely bound
    • up with the cosmos. If cognition had been based on the rhythm of breathing
    • and sense organs instead of to the chest and breathing. This is looking
    • man's intellect. Man knew nothing of this but as a consequence he had,
    • around at everything that surrounds us affecting our senses we are not
    • of these things? As already mentioned the process of breathing is subconscious,
    • consciousness. What happens in our breathing lies below our
    • of breathing so is the force of Christ, indeed the whole Mystery of
    • man's consciousness. One could say that man's breathing has been deprived
    • to bring consciousness into their breathing. To imitate this procedure
    • today is harmful. The aim of the breathing exercises, described in Oriental
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 4
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    • the one hand this artistic influence came to expression in everything
    • blood so was there something in Herman Joachim's spiritual makeup which
    • to learn this as you will understand after the many things I have said,
    • as something self-evident; while at the same time this matter-of-factness
    • protects them from superficial surrender to anything of a spiritualistic
    • I was strongly aware of something else; namely, that human beings themselves
    • experiencing a death of this kind. In these circumstances things must
    • to me as something he freely chose because, from that other world his
    • Steiner and I suffer over this irreplaceable loss I venture to say something
    • know. She strongly rejected everything which nowadays, as a kind of
    • it with spiritual insight. Certainly there are things in our society
    • which are open to criticism, often they are things which the society
    • itself brings to light. But we also see all around us other things which
    • Movement, things which belong to our most beautiful, loftiest and significant
    • the effect that I know nothing of science and that my supporters have
    • that come to nothing especially in our times? Why is it, we may ask,
    • being, they come to nothing. How gladly we set our hopes on many a person
    • prevents them from committing themselves to spiritual science. Yet nothing
    • not explain everything; faith must come to its aid. But the courage
    • with them. It is therefore not reason which proves to us whether something
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 5
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    • ‘I’ and is therefore something inward and intimate. The
    • to other things whereas the word ‘I’ can never refer to
    • anything except to the one who speaks it. Because of the inner relationship
    • the Mystery of Golgotha things were different. Man then had a surplus
    • Something else had to take
    • Christianity is the Resurrection. Anything calling itself by that name
    • Nothing else provides a true understanding of Christianity. Modern so-called
    • life man's thinking is adapted to the way he looks at things and he
    • the most hateful thing that could happen, it had to be eliminated. This
    • Two things in particular
    • This was something Judaic law had of necessity to reject. Secondly,
    • These things can be understood
    • with something called “the Christ,” whereas our inner life
    • things we feel our innermost being intimately connected with the historical
    • not only through lack of something but also through overabundance of
    • something. Numerous people who appear weak are in reality strong. Paradoxical
    • other a shrinking away from such knowledge. Many things show that the
    • way such things are usually conveyed these days — that he simply
    • Only one thing bothered the writer: the conversation he had with the
    • Johannes Müller was nothing like what he had visualized. He describes
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 6
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    • It is manifestly not on the agenda when things of importance are debated.
    • things, and has opportunity to talk more intimately with people, a situation
    • embarrassed by talking about things of a spiritual nature. When one
    • one looks at these things and is able to assess the situation, more
    • often than not things are done because of some spiritual influence,
    • it cannot be foreseen what might happen if certain things were imparted
    • is at present, to discuss such things with the living it can often be
    • the physical plane and someone who has died. In this situation something
    • very curious can happen, something that could be termed a "transcendental
    • person either then or later has visions of some kind and can hear things
    • able to observe such happenings that countless things, obtained through
    • Nothing is more effective than when some lower elemental spirit (Kobold)
    • the way people take these things in, it speaks, not to the reader's
    • not to say anything against mediumship as such, only the way it is used.
    • Many things occur in the course of human karma which, in order to come
    • this you will understand better when I now say something which may seem
    • in relation to events in Europe. However, one thing is certain: no documentary
    • to pass it on to the proper quarters a few minutes later. Such things
    • about them are truly not the real issue. That is something quite different.
    • such things did not happen to the same extent in events of a similar
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 7
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    • We look directly at things, but how much of what we see do we take into
    • of things can be grasped only if one is able to listen to higher beings
    • it occurs, still is, do we see something of the becoming of the rose.
    • maintained anything contrary to this rigid doctrine. He had also another
    • through present-day consciousness is the dying aspects of things and
    • hand, so too is man nothing, if torn out of his organic connection with
    • because she knows that there are things which neither natural science
    • nor physiology can explain, things which must come from the devil. She
    • but from mental pictures. Such things are rather prevalent; in this
    • physical things. Spiritual experiences must be described in pictures,
    • his words strike us as genuine because he saw things in a much wider
    • when someone is able to look into the spiritual world he sees things
    • to these things is to recognize that individual aspects of something
    • only does Western thinking understand nothing about the Russian people;
    • the Russians. There is in the Russian people still something childlike,
    • something that points to the future. And in the future it is destined
    • at something very remarkable in the contrast between Luther's experience
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 8
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    • took place, particularly in the human soul; this is something taken
    • have nothing but their physical senses to rely on, whereas in earlier
    • nothing, for the ability to behold it will have vanished. If you nonetheless
    • no longer reach. Luther may not have been conscious of these things
    • exactly the way I describe them. However as things stood it is understandable
    • to something different. At the moment I am occupied with certain aspects
    • Valentin Andreae and this brings certain things connected with
    • an effect of the spirit in nature. This is something that will be known
    • Today the teaching of the Catholic sacrament is something quite different
    • be able to acknowledge anything spiritual in matter, Luther sought to
    • these things today but spiritual science must draw attention to them
    • be able to experience something of the spiritual world only in exceptional
    • something was lost. What they had lost was caused by the fact that in
    • attain it if he regards this connection as something separate and apart
    • spiritual world by means of something that in no way linked him with
    • the physical world. That something is faith.
    • the inner truth of things, the attention is focused only on the external
    • him inwardly is something quite different. The man of today who is truly
    • spoke so that everything he said was permeated with his impulse to preserve
    • is much easier to speak openly of these things than it was at the time
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 9
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    • Most people's view of life is based on natural science. And what things
    • all over the globe to face openly and courageously the things that are
    • all over the world which is far worse than anything that has happened
    • of perfection is something that is inborn in them and manifests as intellectual
    • darkness; i.e., into nothingness, you will then see the red surface
    • and the hole as a black circle. You look into nothingness. In your inner
    • in fact a gap in his soul life. Though nothing is there, or very little,
    • leads him of necessity to develop something else which has declined
    • based on good will and justice. But if things are handled the way they
    • have been so far they will result in something similar to the situation
    • far up the other side. In regard to physical phenomena these things
    • will it is certainly an excellent thing. However, just as the pendulum
    • of thing I have indicated. If people in one age one-sidedly cultivate
    • exhibit the corresponding vice. Seen in their true light these things
    • something perfect, it need only wait and people will come who know of
    • things still more perfect.
    • perfection with which things are arranged on the physical plane, which
    • on earth; i.e., they want to realize something perfect on the physical
    • something impossible, for in the physical world there is perpetual oscillation.
    • the socialistic or some other sense, know nothing about reality. If
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture I
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    • discovers something quite remarkable. I have often mentioned
    • many to be asking too much. This is something one reads at
    • concerns oneself with such things! This may not be a general
    • an attitude that has its origin in something quite
    • the things already said I need hardly mention that those who
    • fact is that when these things are investigated one cannot
    • decline of the body, nothing more was revealed to man through
    • indeed know that everything growing, flourishing, everything
    • individual with anything beyond what corresponds to mankind's
    • research into these things goes back to long before the war,
    • development gains nothing through the fact that man's soul
    • all these things are characteristic of Woodrow Wilson.
    • 27-year-old — these are also things that are
    • country. All these things are closely related but they have
    • about things that are uncomfortable, albeit necessary; one
    • merely because they deal with things that are pleasant and
    • things I wanted to say to help us understand our present
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture II
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    • in need of new ideas must be obvious from the many things we
    • emphasized in various lectures something which I believe to
    • and thus introduced something quite new which as yet is not
    • pictures is something new. It enables one to transform
    • something we must consider in more detail.
    • experienced something which can be experienced no longer,
    • something very few people do today — so that he
    • that time said to himself something like this: I am placed
    • Father God within himself. Thus you see that something which
    • how one truth complements another, which is something that
    • stars must be sitting on something! Just as planets and stars
    • related to something else. Bear in mind that in general man's
    • clearly perceptible to those able to observe such things,
    • These are things that must be faced in deep earnestness. The
    • pass these things by. Yet it is of utmost urgency that one
    • not asleep, one cannot be unaware of the many curious things
    • from an indefinite feeling that things could not go on as
    • vaguely feel something is missing, he looks upon spiritual
    • something is lacking. He says the following: “My
    • expression — what does he mean? He says nothing about
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture III
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    • concepts today. Things of this nature were never mentioned;
    • experience things that way. When they were in their fifties,
    • something similar happened in old age when wisdom arose from
    • Today something
    • physiognomy. Nothing of this is known to man today because,
    • Man has become abstract; he no longer experiences things as
    • described applies to the first post-Atlantean epoch. Things
    • things were more interpreted rather than seen directly; the
    • world. The time had come when something had to intervene: the
    • prove, among other things, that Jesus of Nazareth could not
    • bring national differences into these things is really as
    • is something difficult to understand when one's own thoughts
    • spiritual science would not be seen as something arbitrarily
    • of things. However, what ought to be blamed, or rather
    • to correspond to things as they truly are, otherwise one's
    • the reality or unreality of something can depend on whether
    • to study things as they truly are. The sense is lacking for
    • the reality, the truth, contained in things.
    • something will emerge which is different from what has
    • be something quite new, intellectual mysticism, mystical
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture IV
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    • when it moves that indicates that there is either something
    • is also someone who would emphatically reject anything to do
    • substances which they either ignored or knew nothing of, they
    • nothing to do with what I describe in my book
    • discovers in his darkroom is something that exists below the
    • be expected; such things always create opposition. Professor
    • things of interest, based on his experiments, are published
    • significant that when experiments are made with things like
    • To comprehend such things is important. In my book
    • They enable one to see things as they truly are, rather than
    • things can guide modern man's thinking in the right
    • through exchange of thoughts that something very positive can
    • Everything he deals with, not only in the lengthy chapter on
    • person, you will agree, writes about something without first
    • about. Everything is unbelievably distorted — in fact,
    • that such a man should understand anything; even when he
    • By using such a term, everything I say concerning the
    • are superficial people who falsify everything. Refuting
    • is something to smack one's lips over, and Dessoir cannot
    • obviously something quite different than saying “the
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture V
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    • through a completely new way of looking at things. It cannot
    • issues that caused him such inner battles, nothing actually
    • When people nowadays discuss things connected with the inner
    • form mental pictures of something, the images remain within
    • the soul. We believe that they refer to something real, but
    • beyond the mental picture, we have to concede that something
    • picture as such may refer to something real or to something
    • things. Brentano does not regard the element of will to be a
    • do we acknowledge certain things and reject others? Those we
    • rights, all these things are a province of the realm of moods
    • questions such as What right has man to assess things,
    • What justifies man to judge things except what he calls the
    • reject something, to regard it as true or false? All he
    • the question How does one come to accept something as good or
    • put something down as bad? Due to his original views, Franz
    • to regard one thing as good and another as bad? Or the
    • freedom is something which always, in every instance, pleases
    • displeased when we do something we could have done better,
    • whereas we are pleased when we have done something so well
    • Nothing could be more contrary to morality! Even the example
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VI
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    • something is discovered which one can claim as the
    • ordinary person has no means of knowing how things concerning
    • concerned. Something which plunges into darkness and becomes
    • for it is something unreal.
    • immediately evident. What we are talking about is something
    • Nothing is
    • of the world. When asked by our friends to write something in
    • events or are useful for some action. But these things have a
    • Certain things
    • little about many things, one of which is cleanliness. Gypsy
    • other things. The clergyman, being a kind person, wanted to
    • is something which those who like myself know gypsies and how
    • thing happens quite often in life but is not noticed. If a
    • things occur to one than before, which is of great
    • ill health, is caused by the fact that so few things occur to
    • everywhere. Spirit! Spirit! Everything is spirit and with
    • panpsychism because people will have nothing to do with
    • is it an abstraction to speak of nothing but spirit, spirit
    • everything, always to seek abstractions. That is why the
    • he had found lying dead in a field. Gypsies think nothing of
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VII
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    • recently. But let us first look at something that belongs to
    • spiritual aspect of things. In the last resort that can only
    • the impulse to do so; nothing more arises through the body's
    • something that is closely connected with the first group of
    • concern ourselves more with something that follows from these
    • spiritual background from which everything sense perceptible
    • science. All these things can be derived only from the
    • This means he will have brought to maturity everything one
    • things apply to the nervous system, and so on. If he is
    • person he will bring about significant things, but whatever
    • bringing into our time anything that contains seeds for
    • anything significant with his impulses and ideas, then he
    • would have grown older with something dead within him. If
    • representative of our time. There are things in modern
    • his life would clarify many things. We would see in him
    • find that everything fits. He was born in 1863, was orphaned
    • everything that was happening and said not a word. For two
    • heard everything that went on, whereupon he began the career
    • in things they can manage. Lloyd George was well informed
    • gives him a portfolio he is sure to know nothing about. That
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VIII
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    • fact that truth is something living. What has life is
    • physical plane is concerned. These things are so obvious as
    • irresponsible. It could be compared with planting something
    • something that satisfies him for the rest of his life. If one
    • science cannot hand people something which, once assimilated,
    • science of the spirit provides something with which the human
    • by way of introduction, to point to something that was much
    • clarify this issue which deals with something basic and
    • These things
    • something; they establish a living connection between the
    • In the world things
    • exist and things become, but only what is
    • satisfying view of things through concepts that are finished
    • expressed in finished concepts always refers to something
    • that is something which never existed in the rest of Europe.
    • It is something quite new, new in the same sense as a child
    • man wakes up and recognizes these things instead of passing
    • with the printed word, with everything to be found in books.
    • preserved in books. The same applies to many other things.
    • that, for things to be dealt with efficiently they must first
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