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The Problem of Faust

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The Problem of Faust

The Romantic and the Classical Walpurgis Night

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The Problem of Faust

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document

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These lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach at various dates from 1916 through 1919. They are grouped and titled, Spiritual Scientific Note on Goethe's Faust Vol. II, and are published in German as, Geisteswissenschaftliche Erlaeuterungen zu Goethes 'FAUST.' Band II. Das Faust Problem. Die Romantische und die Klassiche Walpurgisnacht.

By Rudolf Steiner
Translated by G. A. Kaufmann.
Bn 273; GA 273

These lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach at various dates from 1916 through 1919. They are grouped and titled, Spiritual Scientific Note on Goethe's Faust Vol. II, and are published in German as, Geisteswissenschaftliche Erlaeuterungen zu Goethes “FAUST”. Band II. Das Faust Problem. Die Romantische und die Klassiche Walpurgisnacht.

This is a typescript edition of these lectures and is entitled, The Faust Problem. The Romantic and the Classical Walpurgis Night. Some of these lectures were published in the weekly journal, “Anthroposophical Movement” in the Fall of 1930, while others were on typed pages.

This edition is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. Translated by George Kaufmann and edited by Harry Collison. From Bn/GA 273.

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CONTENTS

Lecture I: The Problem of Faust September 30, 1916
Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night December 10, 1916
Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete. Shadowy concepts and Ideas filled with Reality January 27, 1917
Lecture IV: Faust and the “Mothers” November 02, 1917
Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil November 03, 1917
Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom November 04, 1917
Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations in Connection with the “Classical Walpurgis-Night” from the Point of View of Spiritual Science September 27, 1918
Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night September 28, 1918
Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science September 29, 1918
Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself and of the Forces Actually Slumbering in Man January 17, 1919
Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths (After a Performance of the Classical Walpurgis-Night) January 18, 1919
Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism January 19, 1919




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