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Wonders of the World

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Sketch of Rudolf Steiner lecturing at the East-West Conference in Vienna.

Wonders of the World

Wonders of the World: Contents

On-line since: 20th July, 2008


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Lecture I

The origin of dramatic art in European cultural life. The Mystery Of Eleusis (18th August, 1911)

Lecture 2

The living reality of the spiritual world in Greek mythology. The threefold Hecate. (19th August, 1911)

Lecture 3

Nature and Spirit. Zeus, Poseidon and Pluto as macrocosmic counterparts of the human bodily sheaths. An occult sign. (20th August, 1911)

Lecture 4

Dionysos as the representative of the ego-forces. The entry of the Christ Impulse into human evolution and the activity of the planetary gods. (21st August, 1911)

Lecture 5

The merging of the ancient Hebrew and the Greek currents in the Christ-stream. Dionysos Zagreus and the younger Dionysos. (22nd August, 1911)

Lecture 6

The ego-nature and the human form. Dionysos and his band of followers. (23rd August, 1911)

Lecture 7

The Dionysian Mysteries. (24th August, 1911)

Lecture 8

The true meaning of ordeals of the soul. Progressive gods and backward beings. The Mystery of Golgotha. (25th August, 1911)

Lecture 9

Eagle, Bull and Lion currents. Sphinx and Dove. Ego-conscious­ness. (26th August, 1911)

Lecture 10

The two poles of all soul-ordeals. The macrocosmic Christ Impulse in the meaning of St. Paul. (27th August, 1911)

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