Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
the Greeks and the deeds of their gods, as well as the Eleusinian and
Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual
world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
The translation of these lectures has been made from shorthand reports
unrevised by the lecturer and published under the title: Weltenwunder,
Seelenprüfungen und Geistesoffenbarungen (VoIume No. 129 in the
Complete Centenary Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner in the original
This English edition is published in agreement with the Rudolf Steiner
Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. Translated by Dorothy Lenn,
with assistance from Owen Barfield.