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  • Title: Turning Points: Lecture 1: Zarathustra
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    • selfsame soil where dwelt these ancient Indian tribes, the
    • soul, and thus merges himself in his very essence. The other
    • to Brahma, there to feel himself unified with that which ever
    • that mysterious god who was reached when man merged himself ever
    • raise himself ever higher and higher; but at the same time there
    • infinite period time closes in upon itself as in a circle. This
    • self-contained and infinite time circle is symbolically
    • self-embracing infinite Flux of Time, ‘Zaruana
    • stars, later known as the Zodiac, that self-contained time-line
    • an expression of the activity of Ormuzd; while the Zodiac itself
    • self-purification alone may evil be overcome. Thus did the great
    • perfection.’ Thus did Zarathustra feel himself to be the
  • Title: Turning Points: Lecture 2: Hermes
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    • countenance of the Sphinx itself, which stands so grimly forth as
    • wisdom, he also called himself Hermes, according to an old custom
    • and goddess, Osiris and Isis. It was Hermes himself who called
    • felt and expressed himself thus: —‘That force which gives
    • take this form: — ‘There dwells in me a better self, but
    • self” is repressed and draws back, it is therefore not at
    • world) to detach himself from his perceptual nature, and
    • higher self, as Horos — the posthumous son of Osiris. It was
    • self that is thine, and through this human disposition must thou
    • his blood upon which he normally relies; he can then give himself
    • respect to himself, if he would indeed comprehend the actuality
    • beholdest thy true self pictured in the soul.’ How
    • himself and thus attain to Osiris. In other words, he was
    • centuries, was most convenient in operation and lent itself
    • the true self within. All external qualities with which we come
    • that path which culminates in man himself, we find in the brute
    • science itself replies to this question.
    • that the influence of other powers began to make itself
  • Title: Turning Points: Lecture 3: Buddha
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    • of his works, closes with the confession that he himself was a
    • itself upon us during our time, as a result of independent
    • made itself manifest more especially among those peoples who had
    • the external creation, and by thus freeing himself from material
    • pictured to himself that this decline came about suddenly and
    • came to express himself in words somewhat as follows: —
    • which spreads itself abroad throughout this world of Maya is not
    • withdraws himself entirely from the external world, where life
    • therefore gave himself up to meditation, and sought some means
    • himself in a world of illusion; from which material existence the
    • himself, nor Buddhism, can be properly understood. When Gautama
    • as one in complete aloofness, dependent upon himself alone, the
    • subconscious mind with his being) took to itself a quality quite
    • itself that is Maya.’ But the Christian says: — ‘It
    • beneficial and fruitful progress. I myself have enwrapped this
    • of us abides a higher personality. If this more noble hidden-self
    • Such, then, is the true inner self that we have
    • toil I must regain touch with that greater self which because of
    • forward to the awakening of his higher self, that more exalted
    • indeed the will is there, is for him to raise himself upward from
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  • Title: Turning Points: Lecture 4: Moses
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    • Moses, or to the great patriarch himself, we speak as if we were
    • the discrimination, the devoted and unselfish scientific
    • convince himself of this fact. The difficulty arose because the
    • mission itself was destined to assume a different
    • during which he completely shuts himself off from the external
    • was the child] and that she herself named him Moses —
    • soul itself may display in the form of female figures — even
    • might say, in the very soul itself; and this concept is
    • and individuality of the soul, but regarded himself as wholly
    • itself, but rather as a theatre in which the divine spiritual
    • self — the Ego. We are next told that one of the daughters of
    • the birth of my true conscious self, and I clearly recollect both
    • had looked upon itself for the first time, and the gaze would
    • plentitude. When man withdraws himself to this central point,
    • upon the consciousness of self — who will believe me? — In
    • name of the Divinity Who reveals Himself in the ‘secret and
    • consciousness of self-being. In the phenomenon of the burning
    • no means whereby it might raise itself and cross the sheer
    • has released himself from his external bodily instrument in order
    • pupil; but it must now accommodate itself to a new condition in
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  • Title: Turning Points: Lecture 5: Elijah
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    • the medium of his flaming words and self-sacrificing deeds. In
    • occasions when Ahab himself experienced visions and
    • quality which made itself felt now here, now there. Not only was
    • he should, at times, absent himself, nor where he went on these
    • herself regarding it as a secret, for reasons which will become
    • himself to the level of such a mission as we have
    • self-education and self-development. It is most extremely
    • soul there arose an image of God Himself, in that form and manner
    • mission; he knew also that henceforth he must devote himself to
    • wish to take upon himself a measure of adversity, greater than
    • inner contemplation of that God who had revealed Himself to him
    • throughout his meditations he devoted himself entirely, and of
    • brook which is called Cherith, where he concealed himself and
    • endeavoured to immerse himself yet more deeply (as we would now
    • stand in the presence of that God who had revealed Himself before
    • expressed itself in the vision in such manner, that it seemed to
    • regain his self-control through the medium of that power which
    • the child unto himself and plunged unhesitatingly still further
    • beliefs that the King himself accepted, and which, owing to the
    • not I, but thou thyself it is who bringeth misfortune and evil
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  • Title: Turning Points: Lecture 6: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • material existence, and where he felt himself surrounded alone by
    • activity, for man had of himself retarded the soul’s
    • soul of this especially selected personality felt itself
    • causes me to look upon myself as a man transformed.’
    • governed by natural laws. It did not feel itself called upon to
    • evolution of man in which the Christ-Impulse made itself felt,
    • feels itself upon a firm and truly Christian foundation, hardly
    • concept which insinuated itself into the history of mankind, and
    • manner that it proved itself to be an actual continuation of that
    • self-same influence which played its part in the spiritual
    • of his intimate soul-life, may verily raise himself above his
    • might call Self-Initiation. This ultimate consummation had been
    • far perfected that it was ready for self-initiation, during which
    • self-initiation might be achieved without external aid rendered
    • Jesus was Himself initiated, He became actually unified and at
    • Divine and active throughout the world; then look of thyself
    • unto thee, if thou but exaltest thyself and makest thy soul to be
    • freed himself from all earthly conditions and
    • within himself that – ‘I AM THAT AM’. A true
    • himself in his innermost soul, and cry out, I
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  • Title: Turning Points: Introduction (part 1)
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    • laid himself open to its scorn, ridicule, and enmity. The most
    • he did, in order that he might devote himself to the consummation
    • he decided upon this altruistic deed, which in itself implied a
    • This wholly unselfish action, however, called for
    • future. He that would bring this life to humanity, must himself
    • upon himself such martyrdom; but the power, of love helps
    • True Self’ (Ich-Prinzips), so deeply merged in all that is
    • which although predisposed within itself, was thrust aside by a
    • must learn to know itself, must grasp its essence; it dare not
    • yes — that man's freedom and self-determination could be won by
    • Will shall quicken within him or whether he shall give himself
    • himself committed.
    • which had yielded itself to selfishness. Both these currents of
    • introduced by the West, to which task it should regard itself as
    • he himself advocated. There was indeed universal rejoicing; and
    • Christianity as a Mystical Fact — expressed himself as
    • expressing himself in words conveying the warmest
  • Title: Turning Points: Introduction (part 2)
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    • The Self-education of Man in the light of
  • Title: Turning Points: Introduction (part 3)
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    • Self-knowledge and Cosmic-knowledge as viewed by
    • very time when it had opened up for itself a flaming
  • Title: Turning Points: Preface
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    • Self as the spiritual essence of the human being, is clearly
    • awareness of the relation between the human Spirit-Self and its
    • experiences of the human Spirit-Self on its spiritual journey
    • reincarnation based on the awakening to self-consciousness of the
    • self-consciousness requires that the human soul-force of the Will
    • be trained in freedeeds, so that the truly free, individual Self
    • independent, self-conscious, human, Spiritual Being; the Tenth
    • even those of Michael Himself. For the former guidances did not
    • every human being who understands himself in the present period
  • Title: Turning Points: Translator Preface
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    • produced by the higher self in man'. The word Anthroposophy is
    • trance familiar to spiritualists, man finds himself in actual
    • this condition has been attained, man finds himself in a new
    • and of evil; and by having thus raised himself to the level of
    • himself to that higher sphere of life in which they
    • A Road to Self-Knowledge and The Way of

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