Steiner delineates the almost imperceptible changes that take place
in the physical body's experience of food as a consequence of
spiritual development. He goes on to describe how we develop an inner
experience of the etheric body and how our judgments, feeling, and
willing are transformed. Gradually we are led to a direct perception
of the reality of the great legends, notably the Paradise story and
the Holy Grail legend.
These 10 lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner in March, 1913 at
The Hague. They are a part of the lecture series entitled,
What Significance Has Occult Development of the Human for the
Sheaths: Physical Body, Etheric Body, Astral Body, and the Self,
published in German as,
Welche Bedeutung Hat die Okkulte Entwickelung des Menschen Fuer Seine
Huellen - Physischen Leib, Aetherleib, Astralleib - Und Sein Selbst?
(vol. 145 in the Bibliographic Survey).
This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf
Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.