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||October 10, 1915|
Seership and Thinking. Symbolism of the schools of
Initiation. The opposition between esotericists and
exotericists about the publicising of esoteric knowledge.
Compromise achieved through the introduction of mediumship
and spiritualism. Failure of the attempt. Spiritual Science
and the principle followed by the exotericists from the
middle of the nineteenth century.
||October 11, 1915|
Mediumistic methods of investigation in the Theosophical
Society. The path of knowledge in Spiritual Science. Aims
of certain secret Orders. The fiasco of Spiritualism. The
unique personality of H. P. Blavatsky. The founding of the
Theosophical Society. Antecedents of the founding of the
German Section of the Theosophical Society and the
development of the spiritual-scientific Movement.
||October 16, 1915|
Materialism of the nineteenth century. Reflexion about
thinking indispensable for recognition of the barrenness of
the materialistic picture of the world. The true origin of
||October 17, 1915|
The attempt made by the occultists to avert the lapse into
materialism. Materialism in the world of thought during the
nineteenth century. The fallacies of mediumship. Distortion
of the teaching concerning the Eighth Sphere through
Sinnett and Blavatsky and the backgrounds of this
||October 18, 1915|
The Eighth Sphere. The influence of the Spirits of Form and
the battle waged by Lucifer and Ahriman. The activity of
esotericists connected with the High Church party in
Christianity. On the "mineralisation" of the Moon.
Complexity of the subject of the Eighth Sphere.
||October 19, 1915|
The dangers of aberration along the path into the spiritual
worlds. Clairvoyance in ancient and modern times. The
revitalisation of the etheric body in connection with the
new revelation of Christ. Ancient knowledge still present
in the era of emergent materialism, for example in Heinroth
and Goethe (Makaria in Wilhelm Meister).
||October 22, 1915|
Investigation of the life between death and a new birth.
The transformation of unused physical forces into spiritual
forces after death. In the Kamaloka period after death man
lives through in backward order the experiences undergone
during sleep. The boundaries set up by science and religion
in order to hinder penetration into the spiritual worlds.
||October 23, 1915|
The purpose of the use of symbols in the so-called secret
Societies or Orders. The problem of the publicising of
knowledge hitherto kept secret. The transformation of
forces in world-history, exemplified by Dante's Divine
Comedy and the story of Father Antonius. Forces inimical to
nature and to man behind natural phenomena and the
experiences of souls.
||October 24, 1915|
Investigation of the mineral world is important for man's
earthly evolution. Duality in the world of sense;
threefoldness in the super-sensible world. Ahrimanic
intelligence and Luciferic will. The dangers of objective
Occultism (Scylla) and subjective Mysticism (Charybdis) can
be avoided through the study of Spiritual Science.
||October 25, 1915|
Human consciousness between objective and subjective
reality, between the Ahrimanic and Luciferic world.
Aberrations of consciousness and their correction. The
Tantalus myth. The guiding principles of Spiritual Science.
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