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- Title: Lecture: Greek and Germanic Mythology: Lecture I - The Prometheus Saga
- significance underlies the world of saga, that myths are the
- Prometheus belongs to the world of Greek saga. He and his brother
- into the underworld. Only Prometheus and his brother Epimetheus
- The reflecting man is the man who allows the things of this world to
- mineral world, the results of all these powers of invention and
- he controlled the Prana of the outer world. Because man has risen to
- Adam Cadmon. See also Rudolf Steiner's lecture given at Oxford, 22nd August, 1922, which appears in English in the book Man's Life on Earth and in the Spiritual World.
- Title: Lecture: Greek and Germanic Mythology: Lecture II - The Argonaut Saga and the Odyssey
- fathom the purposes of the rulership of the world; and this can also
- insight into the purposes of the world-ruler. A purely intellectual
- companions into swine. Then he descended into the underworld, and made
- underworld. In the world of Greek mythology this always signified an
- underworld, the narrator wants to express the fact that the hero
- before the initiates as the temptations of purely worldly arts,
- worldly culture. These are the siren songs of the young fifth
- of the external world and of worldly goods, seeks his soul's home not
- Astral plane and Mental plane. These are the soul-world and spirit-land in Rudolf Steiner's Theosophy.
- Title: Lecture: Greek and Germanic Mythology: Lecture III - The Sigfried Saga
- must first find its place in the great cosmic happenings in the world.
- northern world. None of the currents which passed over the Flame-race,
- invisible to the outer world. The possessors of the Nibelung treasure
- harsh difficulties of the external world. It has both to possess
- plane. The northern saga-world is so interesting because it expresses
- Title: Lecture: Greek and Germanic Mythology: Lecture IV - The Trojan War
- planets, and thus they brought from other worlds what they had to give
- that of the World, the culture within which we ourselves live,
- pass over gradually from the priestly outlook to that of the world. A
- worldly king, a king who was not a priest, would, in the early stages
- worldly occupations. We come down in stages to those who are concerned
- the rulership is able to pass over to worldly kings, who however still
- during the fourth sub-race that we find purely worldly kings, kings
- first see worldly kings, and, as the Greek colonies become
- established, in them too we find worldly kings.
- purely worldly rulership.
- worldly kings. Previously there had only been kings who stood in
- about. The earlier leaders of the world were free from kama, for they
- any trace of kama to enter into the guidance of the world. Kama caused
- worldly principle. There you have a perfect illustration of the fact
- that what is victorious is nothing else but worldly cleverness. The
- purely worldly cleverness, it ensnares Laocoon, the priest, the
- others, is simply adhering to a true world-historic continuity. This
- great events in the history of the world to the initiates from this
- world-history. They have to derive from the Mysteries the forces to
- external course of world-history. Those who understand something of
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