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The Mystery of Death

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The Mystery of Death

The Nature and Significance of Central Europe
and the European Folk-Souls

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The Mystery of Death

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document

Lectures Section

Here are fifteen lectures, five of them untranslated as of this publication date, given by Rudolf Steiner at various cities in the first half of the year, 1915. They are from the lecture series entitled, The Mystery of Death (also known as The Secret of Death), published in German as, Das Geheimnis des Todes. Wesen und Bedeutung Mitteleuropas und die europaeischen Volksgeister The translation is based on Das Geheimnis des Todes, volume 159/160 of Rudolf Steiner's Complete Works (Gesamtausgabe), published in German by Rudolf-Steiner-Verlag, Dornach (Switzerland), second edition in 1980. Copyright 1967: Rudolf-Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung Dornach. Except for the poem at the end of the talks, the translations of the verses were taken from Our Dead, volume 261 of Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works, edited by SteinerBooks, Copyright 2011. The translations of Goethe's Faust were taken from: Faust I and II, edited and translated by Stuart Atkins, Princeton University Press, paperback printing 1994. Copyright 1984 Suhrkamp/Insel Publishers, Boston. Inc.

By Rudolf Steiner

Translator is Unknown
Bn/GA 159

Here are fifteen lectures, five of them untranslated as of this publication date, given by Rudolf Steiner at various cities in the first half of the year, 1915. They are from the lecture series entitled, The Mystery of Death (also known as The Secret of Death, published in German as, Das Geheimnis des Todes. Wesen und Bedeutung Mitteleuropas und die europaeischen Volksgeister.

The translation is based on Das Geheimnis des Todes, volume 159/160 of Rudolf Steiner's Complete Works (Gesamtausgabe), published in German by Rudolf-Steiner-Verlag, Dornach (Switzerland), second edition in 1980. Copyright 1967: Rudolf-Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung Dornach.

Except for the poem at the end of the talks, the translations of the verses were taken from Our Dead, volume 261 of Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works, edited by SteinerBooks, Copyright 2011.

The translations of Goethe's Faust were taken from: Faust I and II, edited and translated by Stuart Atkins, Princeton University Press, paperback printing 1994. Copyright 1984 Suhrkamp/Insel Publishers, Boston. Inc.

This translation has not been authorized by the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn/GA 159.

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CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
Translator's Preface
Contents
 
Lecture I The Four Platonic Virtues and Their Relation with the Human Members January 31, 1915
Lecture II The Path of the Human Being through the Gate of Death - A Transformation of Life February 19, 1915
Lecture III Spiritual Science and the Mystery of Death February 21, 1915
Lecture IV The Intimate Element of the Central European Culture and the Central European Striving March 07, 1915
Lecture V The Intervention of the Christ Impulse in the Historical Events March 13, 1915
Lecture VI Moral Impulses and Their Results March 14, 1915
Lecture VII Cosmic Effects on the Human Members During Sleep May 07, 1915
Lecture VIII The War, an Illness Process May 09, 1915
Lecture IX The Relation of the Human Being to the Realms of Nature and the Hierarchies May 13, 1915
Lecture X Central Europe between East and West May 15, 1915
Lecture XI Christ's Relationship to Lucifer and Ahriman May 18, 1915
Lecture XII Spiritual Science as an Attitude June 13, 1915
Lecture XIII Common Ground above Us; Christ in Us June 15, 1915
Lecture I Post-mortal Experiences of the Human Being June 17, 1915
Lecture XV Overcoming Death through Knowledge June 19, 1915




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