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- Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
- given at Ilkley, Yorkshire, on Sunday, August 12th, 1923. The
- to-day and which, by a new Initiation Science, we have to bring to a
- philosophy. Everywhere to-day men are turning back, and often with
- nature from the souls of men living to-day. The souls of men in those
- the soul of man to-day, did not bear the same form in the souls of
- the inner life of soul and Spirit. What we to-day would speak of as
- of modern man. To-day man feels that he is deeply linked with his
- What we to-day call “Nature” appeared before men as an
- In the days when man had
- spiritually in the living, instinctive existence of days of
- mankind to-day.
- — spoke as the Spirit. In days of yore man lived a life
- Title: Education: Lecture I: Science, Art, Religion and Morality
- unfamiliar to the spiritual life of to-day and in face of such strong
- term to-day, for it is an a priori expression of the
- to-day to find boys and girls educated together, in the same classes
- in accord with the needs of the present day, we had first of all to
- according to the old principles? Certainly not! To-day we must first
- summer holidays will inspire all our winter work. I cannot adequately
- holidays to the study of ideas for the good of the future. Just as
- proceed from what Miss McMillan said so impressively yesterday in words that
- the great need that exists to-day for moral and spiritual impulses in
- position to-day? As a result of all that intellectual abstractions have
- to-day, you will find wonderful answers to the problems of outer
- This ‘Imaginative Knowledge’ — to-day
- positive activity. The difficulty of speaking of these things to-day
- increasing tendency to-day to give oneself up to the mere,
- words. Yet nowadays it will frequently happen that many of the
- But to-day the drama is deserted for the cinema, where one need not
- still possible with our present-day mode of knowledge? The ancient
- “know” the world to-day? Once more, to describe is better
- history of mankind. To-day I am merely placing certain suggestive
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- Title: Education: Lecture II: Principles of Greek Education
- the present day is not to be questioned. It is everywhere apparent.
- differentiates it from the reforms generally demanded to-day.
- general feeling nowadays that the conditions of civilization are in
- to-day is a very different being from the child of a recent past, and
- that it is much more difficult nowadays for age to come to an
- example nearest to hand — the day. Our relation to the
- day. We should also think it absurd not to pay due heed to the
- which hold sway in this present day.
- cultural influence even at the present time. Nobody, to-day, will
- and, to the extent that was thought necessary in those days, all the
- admire Greek civilization and culture to-day, if we still regard it
- our devotion to Greek culture to-day we must not forget that the
- To-day we no longer have any strong, historical consciousness of this
- this the education of the “universal human.” And to-day,
- inner reasons the problem of education to-day has become a problem of
- say, to-day, of course merely in a preliminary sense, that it is a
- human evolution from the days of Greek civilization to our own in the
- cult of the body, one-sided though this would appear to-day, to
- which we to-day think of as so sublime, was regarded in those times
- within himself at the barbarian that has developed since the days of
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- Title: Education: Lecture III: Greek Education and the Middle Ages
- is attached nowadays. For think of it, the nature of the human
- do well to remind ourselves of it to-day. Later on, in the Middle
- I described yesterday was carried out in order to ground education
- must be awakened from day to day. To waken the slumbering forces
- present-day civilization, we look with some astonishment at the
- wisdom to spiritual life. None of the three exist to-day nor would
- applies fundamentally to the greater part of humanity to-day.
- extraordinary difficulties. To-day we are living at a time when, as a
- however much certain portions of our humanity to-day would like to
- of the methods of education that are necessary at the present day.
- to-day, human beings believe themselves to have reached this
- consideration the earliest Nature-life of the child. We in our day
- have implanted within its being. We educate in the wrong way to-day
- schooldays, but afterwards too, finding this love for us
- great problem before us to-day, and it must be solved if the most
- Title: Education: Lecture IV: The Connection of the Spirit with Bodily Organs
- child in a way that is no longer possible for us to-day. The
- We to-day
- ‘spirit’ is, we have to-day only reached the stage of
- we ask to-day: How do men come to understand the spirit from which
- us think for a moment of the idea people have to-day when they speak
- think of the kind of thought we have about the spirit to-day. Where
- what a man experiences to-day when he tries to think in a practical
- ordinary man feels to-day. He longs for a new education, and
- cultivated to-day as being a thing dead, as being a corpse, you can
- first thing needful when we think about reform in education to-day is
- given them in the schoolroom. People do not think like this nowadays.
- follows physical training. And so to-day we have two separate
- theoretical maxims of education in existence to-day to an education
- preliminary to-day, let me give an example which will explain how,
- different purpose as well. Strange as it sounds to-day, the child
- that is common to-day does not lead to this other kind of knowledge.
- thinking to-day.
- before all else show how we can cross it. All we know of man to-day
- crude science of to-day — if I may call it so — concerns
- twenty-one years old in the third period of life. It is enough to-day
- Title: Education: Lecture V: The Emancipation of the Will in the Human Organism
- yesterday's lecture I tried to show how thinking and feeling become
- the human being. To-day I want to show how the will in the being of
- spoke yesterday.
- indeed, is not known to-day but it is a fact of fundamental
- deal is known to-day about positive and negative magnetism: a great
- a truth of which people to-day are wholly unconscious. And yet all
- nature of man, as we showed yesterday with regard to thinking and
- feel and realize nowadays that alteration must be made in education.
- accustomed when we speak of spirit to-day: it is only possible to do
- insulting. It is a peculiarity of present-day civilization that
- who observes human life as expressed in present-day civilization in
- that people know a great deal nowadays about how children ought to be
- human being with knowledge as it is mostly natural nowadays to speak with
- ignorance. Some day it will be known, even in general civilization,
- grow. Some day people will be able to observe how the inner force of
- and this they do not see to-day, in spite of microscope and telescope
- Attempts are made to-day to ‘read’ the lines of the
- and must still be regarded as such to-day, to make the word once
- become creative in every movement. But in those days he knew still
- supposed to be creative? Our present-day intellectualistic word has,
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- Title: Education: Lecture VI: Walking, Speaking, Thinking
- many people ‘nerves’ to-day? Simply because in childhood there
- Many diseases of the nerves to-day are really due to confused thinking,
- branches of knowledge, so that to-day the teacher must call in the
- educational measure very frequently applied in earlier days, I mean
- educational methods of to-day, when all eyes are so concentrated on
- of the playthings given to the child to-day.
- the table and strikes it in anger. We say to-day that the child
- the intellectuality needed in the world to-day.
- Title: Education: Lecture VII: The Rhythmic System, Sleeping and Waking, Imitation
- and other matters of which I spoke yesterday, will come to light as the
- reason why education in our day leaves so much to be desired is
- like wooden machines. It is really a characteristic of our day that
- for artistic expression. But alas! our civilization to-day would like
- better to-day if, instead of trying to find out from books how to revive
- that what I said yesterday in this connection seemed to suggest that this
- I said was that the humanitarian feelings of to-day would like
- or using any form of inner punishment such as I mentioned yesterday
- of the tragedies of our day. A materialism which intellectualizes
- Title: Education: Lecture VIII: Reading, Writing and Nature Study
- pictorial form. To-day, I propose to carry further the ideas already
- usual in our own school days. To give the child a plant or flower and
- materialistic days.
- cannot be roused if we only give the child what is nowadays called
- Title: Education: Lecture IX: Arithmetic, Geometry, History
- writing, or again, botany taught in the way indicated yesterday, all
- a study of the animal kingdom as I spoke of in yesterday's lecture
- of which I spoke yesterday affect the physical and etheric bodies. (I
- and perfects what has been absorbed during the day. Then the child
- attention is paid nowadays to the principle of starting from the
- nations to-day the concept of number that is clearly held in the mind's
- reverse the other simple forms of calculation. To-day, one might say,
- of quibbling to-day about the nature of perception, but the whole
- Title: Education: Lecture X: Physics, Chemistry, Handwork, Language, Religion
- human being in the sense of which I spoke yesterday. The teaching of
- incomprehensible to many people to-day because the teaching they
- many people nowadays get into a train without having the least idea of
- every day and have absolutely no notion of the machinery of an
- of adolescence is nowadays regarded from a very limited, one-sided
- years ago, the so-called “Social Movement” of to-day
- In our days men's thinking, so far as realities are concerned, has
- compromise demanded by the times and in the early days to confine our
- is usually the case nowadays. Also the ages of the children must
- form of ritual. A service is held every Sunday for the children who are
- School, for in religious matters to-day people are least of all
- understand die task of humanity in days to come, we shall realize
- conditions permit to-day. In no sense do we work towards a
- Title: Education: Lecture XI: Memory, Temperaments, Bodily Culture and Art
- as I said yesterday in another connection, there has been a reaction
- impaired in some way. Indeed it is well known to-day that any injury
- making themselves felt to-day.
- purposes of everyday life there is no need to be fanatical and
- age, as I told you yesterday, the child must be led on from the plant-
- physiologists to-day know whence the form of an animal is derived!
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