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The Karma of Vocation

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

The Karma of Vocation

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FIRST LECTURE, Dornach, November 4, 1916

Goethe's life as spiritual phenomenon and his relationship to our age.

SECOND LECTURE, November 5, 1916

The rhythm in Goethe's life.

THIRD LECTURE, November 6, 1916

The connection of the soul-spiritual with the physical during sleeping and waking. The involvement of the animal in the wisdom of the world. The relationship of man's creative activity and vocational work to the total evolution of the earth. Jakob Bohme.

FOURTH LECTURE, November 12, 1916

The transformation of vocational life in the beginning of the modern age. Vocational work as a seed for the continuing evolution of the world.

FIFTH LECTURE, November 13, 1916

Vocation and official position. Psychoanalysis. The destiny-like formation of life in relation to repeated earthly lives. Aspects of man's essence and their significance for vocational karma.

SIXTH LECTURE, November 18, 1916

Symptomatic study of linkages with destiny: Friedrich Theodor Vischer, Max Eyth, Hofrath Eysenhardt by Alfred von Berger.

SEVENTH LECTURE, November 19, 1916

Hereditary impulses and impulses from previous earthly lives. John Stuart Mill and Alexander Herzen. The activities of occult brotherhoods. Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society. Ku Hung-Ming. The encyclicals of 1864.

EIGHTH LECTURE, November 25, 1916

The life of Galileo in the light of the problem of destiny. Der rechte Liebhaber des Schicksals [The True Lover of Destiny] by Albert Steffen.

NINTH LECTURE, November 26, 1916

The relationship of the human being to the hierarchies. The conjury of destructive forces from the cosmos by the aberrations of human beings. The removal of divine substance from the word. How can the human being of our time find his way to Christ? James Watt. Modern technology as demonic magic.

TENTH LECTURE, November 27, 1916

Ancestor-worship, polytheism, monotheism, and the Mystery of Golgotha. Lucifer and the mystery of the moon. Mithras and Christ.


Rudolf Steiner on the transcriptions of lectures

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