The Evolution of the Earth and Man and The Influence of the Stars This is another cycle of lively, impromptu question and answer periods Steiner had with the workers of the second Goetheanum. He begins with an imaginative description of the creation of the world and of human beings. He goes on to consider a wide range of questions about Chinese culture, nutrition, the sense of smell, planetary influences on animals, plants and stones, weather and its causes, and more. These talks are among the last he was able to give before his illness put a stop to his lecturing and travel.
The fourteen lectures presented here were given between June and Sept. of 1924 in Dornach, Switzerland. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Die Schöpfung der Welt und des Menschen, Erdenleben und Sternenwirken (Vol. 354 in the Bibliographic Survey). They were translated into English by Gladys Hahn. Cover design by Van James (Based on a pastel sketch by Rudolf Steiner entitled ‘Es werde die Weite und das Leben.’)
This lecture series is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
Thanks to an anonymous donation, this lecture series is now available.
THE CREATION OF THE WORLD AND MAN
|Lecture I:||Creation of the world and of man. Saturn-, Sun-, and Moon-condition in the earth's evolution.||June 30, 1924|
|Lecture II:||Creation of the earth. Origin of man.||July 03, 1924|
|Lecture III:||What natural science and anthroposophy have to say about earth strata and fossils.||July 07, 1924|
ORIGIN OF THE WORLD AND OF MAN AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN CULTURE QUESTIONS OF NUTRITION
|Lecture IV:||Origin of the world and of man. Lemuria and Atlantis.||July 09, 1924|
|Lecture V:||Origin and character of the Chinese and Indian cultures.||July 12, 1924|
|Lecture VI:||The relation of foodstuffs to man. Raw food. Vegetarianism.||July 31, 1924|
|Lecture VII:||Questions of nutrition. Children's nutrition. Making children “hardy.” Manuring the soil.||August 02, 1924|
|Lecture VIII:||The evolution of human culture.||August 06, 1924|
EARTH LIFE AND STAR INFLUENCES
|Lecture IX:||The sense of smell.||August 09, 1924|
|Lecture X:||Planetary influences on animals, plants and stones.||September 09, 1924|
|Lecture XI:||The weather and its causes.||September 13, 1924|
|Lecture XII:||Form and origin of the earth and moon. Volcanism.||September 18, 1924|
|Lecture XIII:||The nature and task of anthroposophy. Biela's comet.||September 20, 1924|
|Lecture XIV:||How did man originate? Earth life and star wisdom.||September 24, 1924|