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Origin and Goal of the Human Being

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Origin and Goal of the Human Being

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Origin and Goal of the Human Being

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document

Lectures Section

Twenty-three public lectures held in Berlin from September 29th, 1904 until June 8th, 1905. This is a translation of volume 53 of Rudolf Steiner's Complete Work, original title (in English): Origin and Destination of Humanity, and published in German as: Ursprung und Ziel des Menschen. Grundbegriffe der Geisteswissenschaft, edited by Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung Dornach, Switzerland, second edition 1981. Seven of these lectures were published in English with the title: Foundations of Anthroposophy. The translations of Goethe's Faust were taken from: Faust I and II, edited and translated by Stuart Atkins, Princeton University Press, copyright 1984.


I What Does the Human Being Find in Theosophy?

September 29th, 1904

II The Nature of the Human Being

October 13th, 1904

III Reincarnation and Karma

October 20th, 1904

IV Theosophy and Darwin

October 27th, 1904

V Theosophy and Tolstoy

November3rd, 1904

VI The Soul-world

November 10th, 1904

VII The Spirit-land

November 17th, 1904

VIII Friedrich Nietzsche in the Light of Spiritual Science

December 1st, 1904

IX On the Inner Life

December 15th, 1904

X Origin and Goal of the Human Being

February 9th, 1905


XI The Evolution of the Earth

March 9th, 1905

XII The Great Initiates

March 16th, 1905


XIII Ibsen's Attitude

March 23rd, 1905

XIV The Future of the Human Being

March 30th, 1905


XV Goethe's Gospel

January 26th, 1905

XVI Goethe's Secret Revelation, Part I: The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

February 16th, 1905

XVII Goethe's Secret Revelation, Part II: The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

February 23rd, 1905

XVIII Goethe's Secret Revelation. Part III: The New Melusine and The New Paris

March 2nd, 1905

XIX Schiller and the Present

May 4th, 1905

XX The Divinity Faculty and Theosophy

May 11th, 1905

XXI The Faculty of Law and Theosophy

May 18th, 1905

XXII The Faculty of Medicine and Theosophy

May 25th, 1905

XXIII The Arts Faculty and Theosophy

June 8th, 1905

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