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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 1
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    • Addressing the rise of materialism as a world view, Steiner shows
    • the world. These deeper impulses can be difficult to discern and spiritual
    • does not belong to the external physical world at all. On the contrary
    • in its own being and nature it belongs to the spiritual world. We already
    • experience the spiritual world, though not consciously, when we really
    • conscious of himself within thinking he knows himself to be in a world
    • myself to be in a world of permanence, subject to neither space nor
    • time; a world of eternity.” He enlarged on this observation saying:
    • “When one turns away from the world of thinking as such and contemplates
    • what we experience when the external world acts upon us, then we are
    • are eternal. In the external world everything is transitory; what is
    • aspect of the transitory world of illusion and the reality is the force
    • external world is an illusion, nowhere is it completely free of pain
    • so it cannot be true reality. The real world, the soul-world, is plunged
    • himself an eternal world. He maintains that this eternal world proclaims
    • and reach salvation. Spir insists that the external world is semblance,
    • world does not conform, is not of like nature, to thinking that he says
    • world views held by those 19th-century thinkers who lived in the same
    • Spir come to experience the world the way he did? If we look for an
    • comments: Insofar as we are surrounded by the external material world,
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 2
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    • of the organic world.” This means that if we want to understand
    • is a consciousness of belonging within the world. Weakness and inner
    • question is in fact: Where and how do I fit into the world? This is
    • Where, as man, is my place in the world? then at best the natural-scientific
    • world view will tell him where his physical body belongs within world
    • world view has absolutely nothing to say about how man's soul, let alone
    • spirit, fits into world evolution. Compare for a moment the evolutionary
    • the world consists of atoms. How does this view compare with what spiritual
    • attempt to build up a world picture. Here again the very first stage
    • and Matter” in which the world is presented as consisting of force
    • other. In mutual balance they serve the wise guidance of worlds. When
    • in the book Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment
    • the world in general. There they become what we behold in the time between
    • world. Just as here, in the physical world, we need light in order to
    • after death to become our external world.
    • becomes our inner world, not that which we have merely wished; but will
    • into the external world, the actions we have carried out become our
    • inner world in the time between death and a new birth, whereas our thoughts,
    • our inner life, become what illumines our external world. The outer
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 3
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    • Addressing the rise of materialism as a world view, Steiner shows
    • shows man to be a microcosm, a little world. Man's breathing copies
    • the processes of the Great World, the macrocosm. However, in regard
    • of, the world would be different. It is because our cognition is dependent
    • whole relation to the world, was intended to be different. Knowledge
    • to whom we look up, when we turn to the spiritual world are the Angeloi.
    • pictures of what had surrounded man in the world of the senses on earth.
    • world must be visualized all around us and not in some far away cloud-cuckoo-land.
    • The spiritual world is literally everywhere about us and it is possible
    • to stifle man's consciousness of his connection with the spiritual world.
    • spiritual world nearest to us lies above our consciousness. Within this
    • the world through the Mystery of Golgotha, whereas earlier it was the
    • Mystery of Golgotha, to attain a connection with the spiritual world
    • that the spiritual world flows towards him and again ebbs away as it
    • and other spiritual beings within the spiritual world forgot man, just
    • world through the impulse coming from Christ just as he sees external
    • the spiritual world. This is why the Mystery of Golgotha is veiled in
    • clairvoyance, that Christ was there above in the spiritual world and
    • the Mystery of Golgotha is meant to illumine our world of concepts,
    • is established in the world and Ahriman cannot abolish it. That is beyond
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 4
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    • may find through this event also our own relation to the spiritual world.
    • with him, but we also look forward into that world which is receiving
    • who has gone into the spiritual world with all his incomparable and
    • the spiritual world.
    • moments the secrets of the spiritual world reveal themselves with particular
    • wisdom governs worlds. In significant moments of his life an individual
    • to himself the question: How do I unite with the world-guiding spiritual
    • for me to think of myself as a responsible link in the world's spiritual
    • when man's relation to the spiritual world becomes manifest to him.
    • of his trust in the spiritual guidance of the world he was full of hope
    • to me as something he freely chose because, from that other world his
    • arise from the fact that we are in the physical world, incarnated in
    • which brings us into contact with the spiritual world. For if our thoughts
    • truly express our spiritual-scientific view of the world. If we honor
    • who not long ago went from the physical plane into the spiritual world.
    • those who have gone from her side into the spiritual world. We shall
    • world. One has such hopes despite the fact that in our materialistic
    • spiritual world. There are many today who enthuse in general about the
    • mystical unity of worlds, vaguely declaring that science alone does
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 5
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    • Slowly and gradually man lost the spiritual world from his consciousness.
    • Whereas formerly everyone was able to experience the spiritual world
    • with the spiritual world. Eventually humanity would no longer be able
    • hovered above them in the spiritual world. Only those souls who, in
    • their bodies from above. Consciousness of the spiritual world would
    • possible only because a Being from the spiritual world, the Christ Being,
    • today, they are revealed to contemplation of the spiritual world; making
    • is on the one hand a need to understand the spiritual world and on the
    • writer manages to appear high-minded and worldly while remaining a thoroughly
    • one strives to attain a world view which does not rely on mere phrases
    • but recognizes the reality of the spiritual world and what is demanded
    • a sense for what the spiritual world at this moment wants from him.
    • this task connected with the enormous world-historical events taking
  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 6
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    • Addressing the rise of materialism as a world view, Steiner shows
    • and impulses which flow into the physical world from the spiritual world.
    • do penetrate everywhere into our world. However, they do not escape
    • world than they do in a materialistic age like ours. Let us look at
    • to convey to the world certain facts concerning spiritual matters, the
    • communications from the spiritual world. Such communications are all
    • plane and the spiritual world, in which the dead are living, was so
    • but also among certain beings in the spiritual world. There are spirits
    • world. Their opportunity to listen to such a conversation can arise
    • the spiritual world and the physical plane. These channels are very
    • in order to establish what caused the terrible World War. On this basis
    • they can enter the world and carry out their intention. They attack
    • is the penetration of certain spiritual powers into the human world
    • the world. It is necessary to see things in their true context and to
    • as others like him, has a certain fear of the spiritual world, fear
    • world and enters the spiritual world. He would then have to overcome
    • to enter the spiritual world itself, one very easily succumbs instead
    • of the Hierarchies who live behind the sense world that Ahriman darkens
    • his comprehension of the spiritual world. Through the ahrimanic temptation
    • the spiritual world appears as “the great unknown,” as “the
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 7
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    • world in the 16th and 17th centuries and what is possible since then.
    • into the spiritual world and is conversant with the nature of what is
    • man's relationship to the spiritual world. Naturally it can cause clashes
    • of views when an initiate, from his knowledge of the spiritual world,
    • he was in contact with the spiritual world. It must be realized that
    • inspired him before writing what he was to communicate to the world;
    • human mediator for what the Angel proclaimed concerning a higher world.
    • of the inner presence of the spiritual world in human consciousness
    • there for man, but man is equally, in the adjoining spiritual world,
    • even 17th centuries people appear who know of the spiritual world through
    • knew most about man's connection with the spiritual world had been on
    • their communion with the spiritual world these individuals derived an
    • insight into the world's coming-into-being which, since the 17th century
    • of the spiritual world. We enter the minds of those who lived in that
    • literature that circulates and even wins awards in the academic world.
    • the possibility still existed to have awareness of the spiritual world.
    • was being cultivated with the spiritual world, to a time when he himself
    • when someone is able to look into the spiritual world he sees things
    • world affects man differently once he becomes conscious of it.
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 8
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    • still had a direct relationship with the spiritual world through the
    • an immediate recognition that the world seen through the senses is not
    • the only world. The transition in consciousness to later times was far
    • was then in its dawn, it drew a veil as it were over the spiritual world
    • behind the physical world. I can well imagine that a modern student
    • the confines of the physical world by virtue of changes in man's inner
    • epoch, man's former connection with the spiritual world has grown dim.
    • world. All the deprivation a materialistic age would inflict upon the
    • from the spiritual world, as he is bound to forget what he formerly
    • received from that world? If you imagine this feeling intensified to
    • that universe interested him greatly. However the relation to the world,
    • former's thoughts and feelings, his whole relation to the world is determined
    • by the natural-scientific view of the world, whereas the latter's thoughts
    • pictorial and audible revelations from the spiritual world. Everyone
    • was aware that a divine spiritual-world lived in his soul. Man felt
    • world has to cease. In this epoch he has developed, through special
    • world; no longer is there a path leading from the soul to the spiritual
    • world.
    • knowledge and religious feelings concerning the spiritual world were
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  • Title: Karma of Materialism: Lecture 9
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    • life. There are those who ask: Why is it that all over the world there
    • on in the world. However, due to modern man's lethargy and love of ease,
    • all over the world which is far worse than anything that has happened
    • from the spiritual world during sleep and bestows upon them on waking.
    • for interest in the spiritual world must take hold of man if morality
    • surge and pulsate through the world. There are many reasons why this
    • becomes capable of functioning in the spiritual world. This means that
    • in his thinking he experiences the spiritual world as a reality. This
    • fit to present to spiritual worlds; it illustrates the kind of mistaken
    • concepts apply to nations with their group souls. Yet around the world
    • moral ideas they exist entirely in the spiritual world, for they arise
    • we see spread all over the world today, if only people would have the
    • current flows like a current through the world taking hold of souls
    • To want to make the physical world into a perfect paradise is to want
    • something impossible, for in the physical world there is perpetual oscillation.
    • permeate the physical world with spirituality and recognizes that man
    • Those who want to turn the physical world into a paradise, whether in
    • magnitude as Christianity itself. What today dominates the world as
    • This world issue, this world
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture I
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    • world other than the physical-material one. They knew: In
    • that world, those who died young had other tasks to
    • still had a satisfying view of life and the world.
    • lead man into the spiritual world, illumining it for him.
    • mysteries. Direct vision of the spiritual world was lost
    • see into the spiritual world, though in decreasing measure.
    • heroes: “It is better to be a beggar in the upper world
    • through direct vision that the “upper world” and
    • because of this vision that the spiritual world as such
    • kind of spiritual world. That is why it is of such immense
    • with loss of all connection with the spiritual world.
    • receive from the external world and ordinary history, people
    • one's own pleasure while believing to have a world mission;
    • ideas about peace, which have swept through the world, are so
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture II
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    • attempts are made to understand the world and attain a
    • into the world with forces of growth, of thriving, and
    • world of the Gods.
    • The connection man formerly had with the spiritual world came
    • tragic destiny, for Christ — from the external world
    • understand what is actually taking place in the world can
    • from this world of the senses into a reverie — then a
    • about the world catastrophe of 1914.” What is one to
    • who suddenly hears about the world war of 1914. So during his
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture III
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    • same natural way a certain worldly maturity. No one disputed
    • were in the spiritual world. They became aware of this once
    • spiritual world became dark. The teaching about Ormuzd and
    • experience. Man was aware that he was in the spiritual world
    • spiritual world which he could experience through
    • spiritual world had been experienced directly through
    • fourth epoch when the surrounding spiritual world had faded
    • stars was perceived; the world was seen more or less as we
    • world in ancient Greece. That the soul lives in the body and
    • founded a philosophy of the world of stars. He interpreted
    • world. The time had come when something had to intervene: the
    • worlds and enter the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Man had to
    • Christ Jesus in the modern world.
    • a concrete grasp of the spiritual world and thereby rekindles
    • world. We can find our connection with spirituality only
    • sense the soul's necessity of union with the spiritual world.
    • experiments how the world will end.
    • thoughts about the spiritual world will be mere fantasy. One
    • concepts of the spiritual world. One's thoughts remain unreal
    • are taken from the external physical world, but today other
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  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture IV
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    • man can regain the connection with the spiritual world which
    • discover the interplay of forces between man and world, he
    • with forces that entered me from the spiritual world, and
    • stem from higher worlds. I cannot regard it as belonging to
    • that spiritual powers in higher worlds wish to communicate
    • forces proceeding from the spiritual world, and what I am
    • worlds; I may not look upon it as belonging to my ordinary
    • — is working out of a spiritual world through me on
    • through tubes or wires to a spiritual world, thought of in
    • one gains knowledge of facts belonging to higher worlds
    • example of how the modern world presents anthroposophy. This
    • absorbs the pictures coming from the external world and made
    • world, one certainly meets with things that are neither easy
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture V
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    • world views. He was reticent about his work and very little
    • all-encompassing view of the world based on psychology. I
    • the inner world of fluctuating moods and feelings. Thus,
    • exists out there in the external world is experienced in the
    • external material world, the world of mere appearance.
    • of the external world; where is the world of appearance? What
    • related to the whole world through his ether body. That he
    • world, and in that world are the impulses of good. In the
    • spiritual world also holds sway what for man is good and
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VI
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    • and its relation to the world. There is at the present time a
    • death into the spiritual world. But one's life of feeling
    • world. From what we see inwardly as a thought picture of our
    • I, the world will prepare for our next incarnation
    • of the world. When asked by our friends to write something in
    • written: “To find yourself, seek in the world; to find
    • the world, seek in yourself.”
    • one's experience of the world. However, in this respect
    • World War gypsies have practically disappeared but those who
    • connections in life one is contemplating the world rather
    • physical world. It corresponds to someone walking through a
    • in the physical world, it is rejected. However, there is a
    • events of the spiritual world must be sought in subtler ways
    • than is customary today. Life in the physical world is
    • completely different from life in the spiritual world. It is
    • spiritual world, which requires a much more delicate
    • aim should rather be to seek within the world those hidden
    • flows into the world, issue from the I that was the dried
    • “Our path through the spiritual world can be traversed
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    • is spiritual in the world, from our knowledge of the
    • provide him with, i.e., what the world can make of him, will
    • feelings and perceptions. Our mental pictures of the world,
    • world around him, but an interest directed towards the spirit
    • confines of the immediate sensory world into that realm of
    • the spiritual world which reaches beyond what is perceived
    • spiritual world. You will understand that the spiritual
    • the spiritual world itself the spiritual researcher sets
    • physical world, then the corresponding physical facts must be
    • stands in the modern world with all that nature provides,
    • future. If such a person could be found in the modern world,
    • dreamed of a world court of arbitration, which is a typical
    • benefit the world. But what Lloyd George cannot do is
    • When one is able to look behind the scenes of world history
    • intervened in the world situation which could not have arisen
    • convictions because all that lives in the physical world is
    • on behind the surface of world history. As long as mankind's
    • become the pivot around which so many things in the world
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Lecture VIII
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    • related to world evolution in the widest sense, but to truth
    • immortality of the soul, the meaning of world evolution, and
    • there exists no short summary of a world view which can be
    • notion that pessimism means a view that considers the world
    • world, to work with and for the development of the world.
    • to further the upbuilding processes in the world. Thus Eduard
    • content of what is to satisfy us as a world view must be
    • world. Because the spiritual aspect is endless it can never
    • world, provided we retain an open receptivity for what comes
    • to meet us from the world. We must above all become
    • In the world things
    • finished view of the world. Much of what comes to expression
    • are not interested when told about the spiritual worlds
    • continues to develop to extremes in the Western world. It is
    • in this way been thrust into the world seeks materialization;
    • sense, but actually to materialize. The Western world has
    • forces which at present are shaping the world, and we are
    • adequate view of world events. For example, without such
    • world. Yet that same Lord Haldane had in his youth, while in
    • still loftier saying the foundation for his whole world view,
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