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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture I
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    • articles. Those four articles on the soul-life form a kind of
    • we do this from childhood — and then we form thoughts upon that
    • specially helpful for the soul-life if we simply form a number of
    • when he realises: formerly you always comprehend the world; now that
    • formerly existed. That is really an extraordinary experience. If you
    • right or left and see a cloudy form as your astral body, you will be
    • perceived formerly with your physical senses begin to wear a
    • form. If I wish to grasp the human form either in sculpture or in
    • form by thinking of something proceeding out of the inner bodily
    • understand the form of a true Grecian sculptured head unless you have
    • nourishment in digestion, so you may also form an idea of the
    • did formerly in the mere experience of memory we learn to recognize
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture II
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    • the soul back into former experiences; thinking leads the soul, as I
    • us repeatedly in former studies. We have often had to refer to the
    • moon was formerly united with the earth-planet, and, at a definite
    • through the gate of death it always presents itself in a form. That
    • is the form which gives actual shape to the physical substance which
    • man carries in himself. This form, compared with the robust physical
    • perception it makes a powerful and intense impression. In this form
    • rebirth this form transforms itself into the head of the next
    • We must here say something about this form which can be
    • at the spirit-form which remains after death we see that it bears the
    • Ahrimanic forms. It is absolutely a fact that, during the first
    • reproduce in himself that which forms the physiognomy of evil men.
    • of death comes into the vicinity of Ahrimanic forms. This passage
    • of man a purely spiritual psychic etheric being. The Ahrimanic forms
    • expresses itself in the body — and transform it into the
    • spiritual. To transform man into a spiritual being is the tendency
    • existence he faces also the Luciferic and Ahrimanic forms.
    • The point is that every time the Luciferic forms make
    • earth. On the other hand, when the Ahrimanic forms make efforts to
    • indifference whether their exercises were performed in rain or
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture III
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    • memory-life is transformed during sleep. If man dreams it is just
    • because this transformed life of memory appears before his
    • which forms the chief content of the human astral soul-life unites
    • memories forms a union with the forces that lie behind the minerals,
    • being. You take up what I have transformed during life from
    • made us smile. We have forgotten it but it forms part of our life of
    • away and is formed anew. Man remains as a form, as a spiritual form,
    • one will see in each wrinkle later in life how he formed these
    • into her forces and our gesture-formation into her very essence, into
    • which can then be woven into the form of fairy-tales.
    • formerly the case, what is represented there in regard to the
    • intensely in what one formerly went through with it. For in this way
    • picture-form, as in the Akashic Record. That is Day experience. But
    • come to experience the year in the same way as we formerly did the
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture IV: The Ephesian Mysteries of Artemis
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    • do so in a more narrative form by way of preparation for the next two
    • appear in their own characteristic form have something virgin in
    • is struck by their forms, by the perfectly wonderful primitive
    • formations on the surface of the earth that are just so many eyes of
    • knowledge that each crystal form existing within the earth is a
    • the metals of the earth can assume two different forms. When this
    • language has the ordinary form, so to speak, there appears before us
    • example, would be that those forms of Saturn which you will find
    • as forms which
    • period we should have to relate how in these formations described in my
    • appear, displaying wonderful transformations, wonderful
    • metamorphoses. From gazing at, from observing these self-transforming
    • civilization. Then it appears in weakened form in such writings as
    • That then is one form of the language of
    • The other form — grotesque as it sounds, it is
    • nevertheless true — the other form is that in which this speech
    • into poetic form. There actually appears in the language of the
    • earth, though certainly in an exceedingly diluted form — I must
    • withdraw from his perceptions and reflect in thought, or form
    • forces. Observe the remarkable form assumed in the earth by antimony,
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture V
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    • Animals as Earth-forms
    • form. You will remember I said that one who has attained to knowledge
    • complete in the form which it presents to us today. We live on the
    • not go into every detail — and we form a picture of the planet
    • ingredients. Today we generally think of things as being formed by
    • being, and so forth. Formations arose, producing effects which remind
    • beautiful form, in its relative transparency, was formed in the earth
    • the primeval mountains into what are now the hardest formations of
    • one could distinguish in them something like a kind of plant-form.
    • something like the outline of a plant-form. At that time it was quite
    • forms and thereby they became somewhat harder, somewhat denser. Then
    • they were no longer merely outline forms. The silicious part fell
    • floating plant-formations reminding us somewhat of the forms of the
    • were permeated and out of which they formed their own substance. Not
    • transformation to the extent that they could arise and disappear.
    • plant-form shoots up, a tremendous plant-form, like our present algae
    • earth environment. These forms of cosmically congealed albumen were
    • definite forms. These were actually animals which consisted in this
    • While all this was being formed outside something else
    • formative forces, relatively active though unrecognized.
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture VI
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    • forth. But in speaking, the air transforms itself into the next
    • continually transformed. It does not remain. The air which is driven
    • forth from the throat is transformed as it goes, alternately into the
    • another form:
    • the earth in which the following occurred. We know that in the former
    • definite forms. And you have heard that while this condition of the
    • took on bony formations, and in this way the animals developed in the
    • and makes it gristly and bony — that which is thus formed is
    • in what form do they reveal themselves? They reveal themselves as the
    • which the science of anatomy has to say about these forms is very
    • merely to look at the forms — the spinal column with its
    • cavity of the chest; how ball-shaped joints are formed for the bones
    • wonderful collection of musical instruments, forming a mighty
    • it transformed itself into air; when it descended it changed into
    • where we have air transforming to heat and water. In that primeval
    • which his heart thirsted, the right form in which to clothe what he
    • silica the plant-forms appeared, those cloud-like formations becoming
    • connected with the John Gospel, these already form an enclosure
    • being has been formed — the macrocosmos — through the
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture VII: The Mysteries of Hibernia
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    • truth and quite another thing to be able to express it, to formulate
    • impressive through its peculiar aspect. One statue was a male form,
    • upon the pupil: Here the macrocosm works through the Sun and forms
    • and forms itself inwardly and outwardly according to these impulses
    • light. And in the midst the pupil then saw a female form, standing
    • statue, the elastic one, the whole form recovered itself of its own
    • formerly, gone through along the path which I have described to you,
    • on the other hand the problem as to what lay in the forms and in the
    • which were brought perceptibly before the mind in former ages, things
    • in these lectures, which formed the content of the Artemis Mysteries
    • actually led in this question form to the Spiritual world. In actual
    • Power which came to meet him in the form of this statue, and which
    • Initiator pointed out — the Form of Christ.
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture VIII
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    • it no longer recalled the ancient form of the Primeval Mysteries. One
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture IX
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    • mistake, for as soon as we consider that which is in the form of air
    • one saw it had been formed organically. Today we should not speak of
    • the crystal formation of a cow's horn because we know that a cow's
    • much attention, but it does not demand much. But formerly the pupil
    • through touch feel the form of an object. And so if one organ in your
    • streaming into him, forming and fashioning him. This element is pure
    • causes me to exist, gives me form, and sustains me in so far as I
    • that which formerly, as complete life-element, was experienced by the
    • which the man lives forms itself into Word. In the Vulcan-planet the
    • Mysteries of the former wisdom, instinctive indeed, but none the less
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture X: The Chthonic and the Eleusinian Mysteries
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    • possibility of information concerning this Mystery coming across to
    • transformations which the ancient shape of the earth underwent iron
    • earth is not in a condition to give the lead a form in which it can
    • again; thou canst so form thy inner life as to reproduce what thou
    • transformations of the earth, then art thou really a complete human
    • more than a memory of their former existence, of the way in which,
    • Moon time of the earth played a part in their ancient form. Tin
    • which was the metals in their former shape, and surrounded it with
    • which the earth then was, with its chalk and stone-formation
    • however, in the course of their evolution acquire such a form and
    • formed the content of the wisdom taught throughout the Middle Ages to
    • from Africa to Spain, and there in a filtered form it influenced
    • meet with it in mystical form as brought down to posterity in
    • The third picture, the female form who carries at her
    • lectures which are to form the basis of the historical evolution of
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XI: The Secret of Plants, of Metals, and of Men
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    • his own way the ancient Mysteries, though in a more ideal form. But
    • can form an idea of the content of that seven years' instruction
    • connected with a complete transformation of human nature; with an
    • to bring about this transformation of man's nature by causing to work
    • the form of vapour or mist; but in summer when thou breathest the
    • then it undergoes transformation.” No, the starting-point was
    • contrast with this realize cold water in any form. Simply feel it;
    • is something which concerns it alone; it then transforms itself into
    • of the metals still formed part of the instruction given, even at the
    • the following formula:
    • out of the cosmos in an airy form, and only gradually became fluidic
    • during the ancient Moon-period. They came over in airy form when the
    • earth was in the ancient Sun-condition; they attained a fluid form
    • reduced to solid form during the earth evolution. That was the second
    • intention of the Gods in regard to man's primeval form?
    • Through the different forms, through the varied
    • form:
    • warmth, only transformed during the Moon-existence, and again
    • transformed during the earth-existence; he acquired the original
    • every formation of vapour, sand and stones, sea and river, forest and
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XII: The Mysteries of the Samothracian Kabiri
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    • in the form of Aristotelianism, that which Alexander the Great, in a
    • deeds. What man sees as cloud formations, what he hears as thunder,
    • cloud-formations, thunder and lightning, trees, rivers and mountains
    • through any picture or form. These were the great Gods, the great
    • these pitchers, in their whole symbolic form, a sacrificial ritual, a
    • there appeared the forms of the three Kabiri. They appeared because
    • itself, and then imparted its form to the rising smoke, the incense
    • universe. Now he knew that the form assumed by the first of the
    • behind Mercury; in the form assumed by the second Kabiri he learnt
    • idea from what these forms have arisen — if one considers these
    • fashion-plate forms, to get some idea of what Greek art really was in
    • forms, which in one sense are rightly valued because they are
    • sacrificial smoke, and the true form of Apollo, of Mars and of
    • itself, it takes form; and while this expiration takes form in a
    • because it creates for me from the sacrificial smoke forms which for
    • felt how the smoke took form and that those forms which developed in
    • out-breathings formed here into curves, there into angles, while at
    • times something as it were grasped him; thus the whole divine form of
    • his body and what the pupil formerly knew as the content of his head
    • which formed these words: “It is thus that the Kabiri, the
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XIII: Transition from the Spirit of the Ancient Mysteries to the Spirit of the Mysteries of the Middle Ages
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    • regions of the earth, and took different forms; each region of the
    • that region of the earth, had its own special form of the Mysteries.
    • was formerly divided among the different Mysteries over the earth.
    • divine, formed a concept of science.
    • remains over is formic acid. The oxalic acid is transformed in losing
    • carbonic acid into formic acid. I beg you to take note: oxalic acid,
    • formic acid, and this carbonic acid which dies away. If you go into
    • is breathed, this transformed product, formic acid; and man then
    • digestive tract, and the part where the formic acid flows we can
    • man was unable to transform oxalic acid into formic acid his astral
    • etheric body oxalic acid. For his astral body he requires formic
    • transformation of oxalic acid into formic acid. This view must be
    • transforms what is spread out everywhere in the meadow in the plants,
    • in the whole vegetable covering of the earth, into formic acid; and
    • we actually breathe in formic acid, even if only in small doses; we
    • on the plants, who transform the oxalic acid of the plants into
    • formic acid.
    • process of transformation from oxalic acid into formic acid, but in
    • the life and activity of nature this transforming process is also
    • evil man. That does not matter a bit. He has the formulae and can
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XIV: Human Soul-Strivings During the Middle Ages the Rosicrucian Mysteries
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    • in the form they took in the Middle Ages, approximately from the 10th
    • extent be useful in showing what form the human soul-strivings took
    • attention to the form taken by human cognition on earth in very
    • The most ancient form of human knowledge, which was so
    • things around him than he formerly had. The attempt was made, after
    • forms. A diamond is carbon, hard carbon; graphite is carbon; coke is
    • in many diverse forms; but through those methods which were customary
    • other forms of carbon, besides those we find here on the earth. And
    • physical vision to the moon forms. At certain definite times he did
    • vision, his soul-filled eye, to the different forms which the orb of
    • transformation of oxalic acid into formic acid — while these
    • etc. True, this medieval alchemist knew all this from information
    • alchemist acquired the knowledge that it had formerly been possible
    • observations of nature were made, or certain experiments performed —
    • the investigators that there formerly existed human beings who stood
    • a former age in which man himself was able to come into connection
    • investigators, and this information crushed them, how at one time

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