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  • Title: Contents of this Lecture Series
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    • or less solid-fluid substances; but as well as his solid, physical body,
    • the life of thought by will. — This leads to Freedom. —
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • the other, his place in the social life. But it will be necessary
    • the fact that in addition to his physical body, man also has higher
    • members. But we will leave this aside today and think about something
    • as solid, or solid-fluidic, are regarded as belonging to his organism.
    • The warmth within man which is greater than that of his environment is
    • regarded as a state or condition of his organism, but not as an actual
    • member of his constitution. We shall presently see what I mean by
    • saying this. I have already drawn attention to the fact that when we
    • the air which follows certain paths in his body and also has certain
    • definite functions. This air is breathed out again. — Then people
    • that in addition to this solid structure they should also see the
    • solid organism, we realize immediately that we cannot speak of this
    • which permeates this fluid organism and fills it with forces. The
    • begin with, as a solid organism. This is the physical body.
    • fluid, inasmuch as this blood belongs to the fluid organism, we find
    • organism of the fluid blood as such. If we were to investigate this
    • Directly we reflect about man in this way we find that it is
    • the skin from what is outside it. Even this, however, is only
    • and is related in manifold ways to the solid earth as a whole. This is
    • example, different weights; this alone shows that the solids within
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • self-consciousness, in his inner life. As a rule no such bridge is
    • current today. It became clear to us that in order to build this
    • the real sense — we saw that this must be regarded as only one of
    • recognized. This makes it possible for us also to perceive how those
    • penetrate into this delicately organized constitution. Naturally, up
    • the warmth-organism, the Ego. By recognizing this we can as it were
    • experience this whole nexus of consciousness as something which, in
    • this experience of the void is necessary in order that man shall feel
    • himself connected with his bodily nature. As an Ego he would feel no
    • connection with his body if he did not leave it during sleep and seek
    • this: How is the moral world-order connected with the physical
    • understanding — this world-view is unable to build a bridge.
    • world view, this is a conglomeration from a primeval nebula, and
    • This is the picture of the evolutionary process presented to us by the
    • Within this picture a moral world-order has no place. It is there on
    • alleged, the world becomes a slag-heap, this will also be the
    • The root of all this is that the only kind of anatomy in existence is
    • inwardly mobile — and a warmth-organism, if you picture this you
    • conceive that when one has enthusiasm for a high moral ideal, this
    • Taking this as an example, we may say: Moral ideals come to expression
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • hand, and as a doer, a being of action, on the other; with his
    • feelings he lives within both these spheres. With his feeling he
    • responds, on the one side, to what is presented to his observation; on
    • the other side, feeling enters into his actions, his deeds. We need
    • this world and can contemplate it. To imagine that we cannot
    • death has a certain significance in this social life.
    • that in this life of thought, will is also active; will is then
    • thought. When we picture the thinking human being in this way, when we
    • realize that the will is radiating all the time into his thoughts,
    • destiny — to a certain extent. But within this life of thought
    • ourselves in the life of thought — all this is inherently our
    • If we study this life of thought in careful self-examination we shall
    • world, for these thoughts merely reproduce in pictures this outer
    • our thoughts. This is why meditation, too, consists in not indulging
    • this inner radiation of will into the sphere of thinking, the more
    • as this comes from outside, and kindle into greater activity the
    • is nothing but will. I have laid particular emphasis on this in the
    • In this way we raise ourselves above the sway of the ‘necessity’
    • we are not somnambulists and do not go about in this condition, our
    • we live a life of thought; we permeate this with the will and thus
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