Lecture I, 11th March 1923
Speech and its relation to sleep. Effects
of the materialistic epoch upon the development of the souls
of men. Spiritual backgrounds of the Youth Movement.
Lecture II, 12th March 1923
Experiences of the human soul during the
state of sleep and their significance for the whole of life.
Goethe's Italian journey; its purpose and effects.
Establishment of relationship with Angeloi, Archangeloi and
Lecture III, 16th March 1923
Spiritual happenings as causes of the
transformation of consciousness in the 4th century
Rulership of the cosmic thoughts passes from the Exousiai to
the Archai. Experience of divine worlds through music during
the epochs of Lemuria and Atlantis and the loss of this
experience when perception of the interval of the third
became possible. Experience of melody in the single tone.
Lecture IV, 17th March 1923
On the activity of spiritual Powers in the
historical events of the Middle Ages and the dawning modern
Lecture V, 18th March 1923
Human beings are led to the development of
free thoughts through the normally evolved Archai, to
untimely nationalistic attitudes of thought through the
backward Spirits of Form.
Lecture VI, 22nd March 1923
The loss of nature-bestowed, living
thoughts in the modern age. Necessity of an active
vitalization of thinking in order to grasp the living content
of the world. Effects of poisonous and remedial
plant-substances in man's etheric organism.
Lecture VII, 23rd March 1923
The descending evolution of consciousness
during the post-Atlantean culture-epochs and the future tasks
of mankind. The mood and attitude of souls in the fifth
culture-epoch and Wolfram von Eschenbach's ‘Parsifal.’
List of relevant publications.
Summarized plan of the Complete Edition of
Rudolf Steiner's works in the original German.