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World History in the light of Anthroposophy

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

It is commonly believed that, as regards his life of soul and spirit, man has been essentially the same as he is today throughout the whole of the time that we call history. But history is only seen in its true light when we study the differences in man's life of soul in the different epochs. For it cannot be denied that the present only becomes comprehensible as we try to understand its. origin in the past.

Rudolf Steiner starts this course of lectures with a survey of the development of memory in the evolution of mankind. He then describes how man understood himself and the world in the ancient Orient, and how this understanding manifested itself in the Ancient Mysteries. The lecturer follows their development from Babylonia to Greece and shows their influence on the spiritual life of the present day.

ISBN 0 85440 316 7


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