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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • during the course of the years, we have considered the
    • present among single favoured individuals. We may recognise as such
    • also recognise as such the Three Magi from the East, who are pictured
    • world was fostered in schools, in what may be described as Mystery
    • schools, where the pupils were prepared in a careful, intimate and
    • were considered specially endowed and so accepted in the Mysteries.
    • with a mature soul-condition. I have referred to this particular type
    • poured into mathematical mould, that the pupil of the ancient
    • in the fields, had a special predisposition in this direction. In such
    • priori” experience, when considered in relation to our life on
    • form at the time when the Mystery of Golgotha occurred. But all this
    • the world. We fail to grasp the meaning of the world's redemption, and
    • the forces of nature and heredity.
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • understood under the general title of heredity; but in so doing we do
    • to those Mysteries which are only to be discovered in the
    • uttered as it were by the Hierarchies, the judges of your deeds, whose
    • in which the consonants predominate, human beings can far less be
    • their deeds, than in those languages where vowels predominate. For the
    • how we have in the middle man something that is ordered as it were in
    • adapt to the earthly forces of gravity what we acquired in the
    • being-poured-out into the world of the Hierarchies. We have, as we
    • gesture. If we merely registered the spatial forms by some kind of
    • whose life of feeling would not be stirred by this, who would not feel
    • come to it by inner activity. Ordinary learning is acquired in certain
    • acquired by ‘swotting’. Acquired thus, it is incorporated in
    • native talent and predisposition of your life, as I described it in my
    • be acquired with inner activity. We ourselves in our inner life must
    • disappeared. It is for the same reason that the memory in the etheric
    • have disappeared, just as the panorama of our life disappears three
    • predisposition to a religious nature could not work on into an earthly
    • women. For the moral qualities must be acquired by the inner
    • feeling of inner freedom. They have now entered once more upon the
    • acquire it here on Earth. As the physical eye must be acquired in the
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  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • mirrored there in the souls of these young people goes over into the
    • really hasn't answered us at all. We can't get a satisfying answer out
  • Title: Lecture: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • what is discovered by super-sensible vision about the real being of
    • had stored up forces for an activity that develops only after sleep
    • moment, one would draw of course lines, or coloured forms. But to
    • describe the substance of these lines or coloured forms one could only
    • say something evil, something filled with hatred, this work of the
    • Second Hierarchy is violently dislocated. And it must be restored
    • (who have been rendered abstract as Monads and then have disappeared
  • Title: Lecture: Awakening to Community - I
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    • A lecture delivered at Stuttgart, on February 13th, 1922.
    • A lecture delivered at Stuttgart, on February 13th, 1922.
    • which, when considered factually and not critically, might even be
    • kind of learning that the world he wants to escape from has acquired
    • were people predisposed to the reversal of their wills, to the living
    • perfectly well be a university don without having entered the
    • office manager, who did what he had to do in that capacity. He poured
    • thus exerted one's humanness. Many an undertaking has suffered
    • Fall he suffered. In better days he at least tried to overcome error.
    • are anthroposophical facts discovered?” or “What is this
  • Title: Lecture: Past Incarnations of the Peoples of Today
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    • more. The spiritual aspect of history is ignored and when anyone
    • heredity. Sons have inherited certain qualities and characteristics
    • transmitted by heredity through the generations. These forces are
    • improbable, because they can only be discovered by real knowledge and
    • They were not, of course, cultured people in the sense in which we
    • that has been acquired from outside, assimilated as it were with the
    • far-off America, in the bodies of a race which was conquered by
    • of soul prepared them for a lengthy life in the spiritual
    • as if something were going to burn them. One comes across incredible
    • but abstractions when their spiritual foundations are ignored.
    • science is not so easily acquired as other kinds of knowledge.
    • upon the earth. Understanding will not come from a study of heredity
  • Title: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
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    • A public lecture delivered in Stuttgart, Germany,
    • A public lecture delivered in Stuttgart, Germany,
    • acquired capacity of systematic thinking and of observing
    • those memories acquired by opening ourselves to the outer world and
    • to bring what is acquired in a really super-sensible way, through
    • moving experience acquired through spiritual science: In order
    • physical body, and it is discovered in this way by
    • vision, acquired through this self-disciplining of the will, that we
    • imaginative knowledge, to which I have just referred, to those of
    • have thus encountered man's super-sensible forces through Intuition
    • now considered childish, namely that there is spirit working in
    • green leaf to the coloured petal, even though there is a steady
    • nurtured feeling (Gemüt) and intelligence.
    • until the consciousness soul appeared in human evolution. Thus our
    • occurred in earthly evolution. With his ability to look down the
    • to make them ill, and that they will only rediscover life if they
    • acquired the possibility in this way of seeing historical life
    • which he had attained out of his much admired healthy human
    • you can find this knowledge for yourself, but you have then acquired
    • they acquired a yearning for the spirit. So they investigated the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1980,
    • last few years have shown what intense feelings of hatred and antipathy
    • such things, a great deal may be conjectured about the inner being of
    • knowledge cannot be acquired merely from the observation of daily
    • layers of misconception — and these must be cleared away. Think
    • man. The search for equity, misunderstood and hindered though
    • has once been acquired it is bound up with man's nature in quite
    • Nature herself arises. The man of the West, with his predominantly
    • can be acquired from a love extended to other races, ennobles and
    • and more powerful, who can be discovered only when we are able to
    • This lecture should show you that the hatred
    • follow those of hatred. Human love alone has power to heal the wounds
    • of hatred. If mankind has no wish for this love, chaos will remain.
    • hatred.
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • grown accustomed to consider it in the course of the last hundred
    • production of ideas which are like remembered thoughts, but we must
    • means of Inspired cognition.
    • of our whole life as man, that means, if we have acquired the forces
    • the material events can be reduced can that gain ground in us which
    • authoritative, to be considered the only being to have
    • us as the sense world plays into us through thinking. This inspired
    • most beautiful life fruits nurtured in man when he assimilates what is
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • experiences restored to us by our anthroposophical conception
    • something that can be compared to the thoughts and
    • to be slaughtered. All outer life was stilled; it was
    • external world; but when the fields were still covered with
    • forces of Nature a soil was prepared into which there
    • — if you have prepared your souls to perceive and feel
    • acquired by the Ego of your later years!’— And
    • gathered together in order to prepare for the rejoicings of
    • He also admired the charming customs and the language of the
    • encountered here or there. From my own personal experience on
    • reversal of EVA: AVE-EVA. People were deeply stirred by
    • prepared themselves, how they behaved before and during the
    • by a pure, unsullied, well-prepared soul and that it will not
    • not duly prepared for its reception. There is no longer any
    • It was an office not willingly transferred to anyone
    • country folk living in the scattered provinces of Hungary,
    • divine-spiritual reality — a belief acquired through
  • Title: Memory and Love
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    • the spiritual world. From my last two lectures here you will have gathered
    • constantly repeated rhythmical process can be compared with two
    • different things here in physical existence on earth. It can be compared
    • may be compared with what I have been describing. But with the processes
    • always to live in the present. Your remembered thoughts are what make it
    • up our etheric body and follow after. I pictured this for you in my last
    • the soul world. And the intuitive and inspired consciousness described
    • the gift of observation has been acquired. Thus, from going to sleep
    • The capacity to do so is acquired in proportion to the degree of love we
    • after death. If he is loveless and is poorly prepared for what is to
    • recollection is — pale and abstract compared with the full vigour
    • dear friends, I have compared what man experiences in connection with
    • detail the process just pictured. Spiritual science is capable of this
    • can be discovered by a close observation of human nature. One may say:
    • the task of puzzling out intuitively how the Kabiri must have appeared
    • today — the smoke of the incense was formed into the desired image of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • upon bodily conditions that it may well be inferred that experiences of
    • organic life predominates as such and during such time allows no ideas
    • to be simply remembered in the waking life. From the way the dream plays
    • Inspired, Intuitive Knowledge. By means of these special ways of knowing
    • Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge. For ordinary
    • sleep. And in Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge one can penetrate still
    • Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge we can experience
    • Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge, I must portray it as if it were
    • Imaginative Knowledge, but require Inspired Knowledge for their
    • soul and is reflected for Inspired Knowledge in the way that the
    • through its own immediate existence; he has not acquired it, it has come
    • with Inspired Consciousness, we follow up further the stages of sleep
    • inner life that can also be referred to something, in the same way that
    • the inner life of day can be referred to the life of breathing and the
    • life of circulation. Inspired Knowledge leads us to see how this inner
    • system. If we must say for the day-time: the white corpuscles, the red
    • Inspired Knowledge can then discover how when we are tired in the
    • stop short at the experience of being dismembered and scattered. The
    • if I may so express it, ‘enfired;’ but in order for these
    • process of metabolism is fired by what we experience at night in
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  • Title: Lecture: About Horses That Can Count and Calculate
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    • of philosophers. Finally a pamphlet appeared, written by a philologist,
    • be considered more seriously. I should like to explain to you the conclusion
    • I discovered that mathematical
    • were ... Through the different positions of his spine, as compared with
    • It must in fact be considered
    • amount of affection for the man, no thinking will then be required in
    • pass through its head. The only thing that will be required is to teach
  • Title: Threefold Order II: Lecture 1: Influence of the human will upon the course of economic life
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    • depicting economic processes was one peculiarly favoured in
    • hundred years should give rise to this belief in an
    • — caricatured: one will only get into quite a distorted
    • wanted to get my hair cut; and there I discovered a
    • declared: ‘My aim is not to make money; my aim is a
    • considered by the political economists and the business-men;
    • in editions of 3 to 5 hundred strong, of which not 50 copies
    • regulations: that would only tie the whole thing up in red
    • in the present day have wandered so wide of real life? It
    • last half-hundred of years in the nineteenth century. And
    • unnecessary consumption; but they would have figured as
    • cri-cri workers would have figured as consumers too, even if
    • would have figured as consumers too; but this is not the
    • industrialists had already manufactured so much on stock
    • 1912, when a million was required for educational purposes;
    • was required for turning into powder! And then take what came
    • recurred to this question in the paper of the Threefold
    • money may in every way be compared to the soul's inner
    • connections which should be carefully considered. And when
    • these, functionally considered, make up the whole human being.
  • Title: Threefold Order II: Lecture 2: On Propaganda of the Threefold Social Order
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    • carried on, unless one is prepared to base anything one may
    • Social Question is, that it must be compared with a real
    • thing of which the book is talking, instead of being compared
    • with real practice, is compared with some bee or other, that
    • as already have appeared as an abstract of the Roots of the
    • following numbers, just as they appeared before! Having said
    • the path, and declared:iThese people are leading us straight
    • utterly wrong end. I delivered a lecture recently on the idea
    • said in the most good-natured, well-meaning way: ‘Here,
    • prepared to do new work from their own quite inner and
    • know, we have endeavoured, really, to find an attitude
    • is enamoured of the Threefold Order, or because one is set on
    • title is to be conferred, and things of that kind. In short,
    • Question" ("Threefold Commonwealth") has appeared
    • first number appeared in July 11, 1919, and contains, amongst
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture I: Free Will, Immortality
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    • says, for instance — and anyone can think of hundreds of
    • beat on my ear unnoticed — I would not have discovered
    • why the philosophical approach has constantly entered in at
    • spirit proves that it is not just a belief that is acquired,
    • only when we have prepared ourselves in the way I have
    • underlying order which may be compared to the kind of
    • And this is acquired by feeling the power that we experience in
    • inspired knowledge. In using this word I would ask you
    • compared with the serious work which goes into the discoveries
    • bothered to get a true idea of what the science of spirit
    • and inspired knowledge we have gone through all the various
    • the physical body is tired, but because something else takes
    • only discovered half of what is necessary to make the human
    • the breast region. The human being considered from the aspect
    • of building up, reduces, takes something away from the
    • is derived from the withdrawal of evolution, from reducing
    • immortal soul as it was before it entered into the physical
    • inspired by the life before birth.
    • will be measured by the extent to which this happens.
    • spirit is slandered by many people today because it is not
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture II: The Historical Evolution of Humanity
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    • terrible way. We could add hundreds and hundreds of similar
    • now witnessing were being prepared, it happened by what we
    • symbols and images. Even revered figures and personalities are
    • often presented to the people in images and revered in images.
    • of the times and revered, portrayed and characterized as such
    • that could hardly be bettered. I must say that some of the
    • found in their own people than can be discovered today purely
    • inspired knowledge and intuitive knowledge. — This
    • and prepared there is something that we can perceive
    • reduced, its final experience of the body is connected with an
    • development. When the soul shared to a very large extent in the
    • Mystery of Golgotha that occurred just in this age: the new
    • knowledge I have referred to previously. Without this
    • erected a monument to him. A hundred years earlier his father,
    • that the son take himself off and did not return. A hundred
    • lived here, Karl Christian Planck. I referred to him at that
    • of the lecture. Nor will vague prophecies be uttered. But
    • be offered to the life of the soul.
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • THROUGH FREELY ACQUIRED KNOWKEDGE
    • ordering - up flares the Marxist's love of aggression (shared
    • for it? The answer is that the religious faiths have fostered
    • through the Middle Ages. Nothing scared the learned ones of
    • matters stand. We have entered an age of human evolution in
    • why this is so, the answer must be: As we as men have entered
    • the predisposition to this tendency was looked for in the
    • evolution through heredity, for nothing more can come from
    • considered in their right connection. Outer conditions
    • truth even if this truth is considered necessary only from
    • of education. There has appeared livingly before our eyes
    • though it is hardly credible: how one should teach, how the
    • into these words: In an official gazette it is ordered, with
    • from green leaf to the coloured petal of the flower is
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • said, just because he had ventured as a result of his
    • in a more tempestuous, uncultured atmosphere! I do not say,
    • What has bred and cultivated it? Religious Creeds and
    • external reality itself (unhindered as he must be by any
    • The fact of the matter is that we have entered upon an epoch
    • to the conclusion that just as man to-day has entered upon a
    • does net proceed from mere physical hereditary evolution, for
    • Things must be considered in their relation to the whole. The
    • must not be lightly uttered. But when someone comes and
    • are ordered how to teach! And people do not realise what that
    • assuredly fifty people placed in positions where words are
    • stages, but the transition of the leaf into the coloured
    • to-day. I could not speak to the people who were gathered
    • not yet discovered and a great deal still rests in the bosom
    • of the present which must be discovered for the healing of
    • been discovered by humanity. Look deeply into these things,
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 2
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • what bordered on it, a part of Asia and a portion of Africa,
    • guarantee that he has gone some distance and has entered into
    • whereby such consciousness can be acquired, however far away
    • about it. Their ignorance can be compared to the belief which
    • conception has for the last three or four hundred years had a
    • the last three to four hundred years. It is not in accord
    • authority — people say that they are no longer credulous
    • credulous it would have been quite impossible for the
    • for it is far more credulous of authority even than ancient
    • acquired a knowledge of the nature of man. We should
    • has not occurred to students as yet to give the same kind of
    • years old are considered mature enough to go into Parliament,
    • considered to be unnecessary at the age of 40 years to try to
    • be offered to the world, has already been attained! At the
    • manners and behavious have first to be acquired. But apart
    • Commonwealth which appeared under the title of A
    • solution of the social question?” I answered him:
    • “Most assuredly not; but in the course of historical
    • hundred years and then it will be necessary again to consider
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  • Title: The Ten Commandments
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    • anything extraordinary. They are considered at most only
    • inspiration of the Initiates actually occurred in the
    • required from the Initiates. One of these Initiates, familiar
    • into the higher worlds. It required Initiates, although
    • appeared in some places. It was easy however for the holy
    • referred to no sensory image. Above all they spoke amongst
    • sensory image. Everything which appeared as sensory pictures or
    • short life on earth, because he was conquered by his brother
    • the Osiris religion were prepared: the supersensible to which
    • became considered the ideal human form, possessing all possible
    • the physical plane - they dared to live with God as a parable,
    • a symbol, just like in the ancient Indian epoch they dared
    • “I.” This had to be prepared through the Mission of
    • Thus it was inspired, physically inspired, through them
    • With them it was as follows: when they appeared and gave
    • predictive manifestation in the ego-opposition, was the Mission
    • for the Jewish people to become the most prepared people for
    • “I”-impulse, how this now had to be poured into
    • you acquired through the power which I have built in you.
    • which entered into mankind. Yet, what had to come through
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  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture I: The Being of Man
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    • knowledge, it had to be restricted to those who were adequately prepared;
    • these questions have to be answered, and answered not by theories and
    • reddish-blue light like a phantom, but with radiance a little darker
    • of the God who dwells in man, for the name can be uttered only by the
    • “Jahve” was uttered, for Jahve or Jehovah signifies
    • of this word. When Jean Paul had discovered the “I” within
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture II: The Three Worlds
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    • is certainly one of the most cultured of her compatriots. She has studied
    • be bewildered, because there is really nothing in the physical world
    • tells us quite rightly how the two natures appeared to Hercules in the
    • Goes his predestined way along,
    • of red.
    • were the basic skeleton of Spirit-land. It can be compared with the solid
    • are its Atmosphere. The content of all that is suffered or enjoyed on
    • that happened around entered into his thoughts; every movement of an army
    • image of Caesar must not be compared with Caesar's individuality, which
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture III: Life of the Soul in Kamaloka
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    • gets tired and used up, and the task of the astral body is to make good
    • desire as a brownish-red thought-form in the upper part of his astral
    • This is the essence of Kamaloka. The soul is not tortured from outside,
    • torments which have to be endured by the unfortunates who end their lives
    • of death, the separation of these higher members has in fact been prepared
    • its background colour is a reddish-grey, with rays of the same colour
    • of reincarnation is like a red rag to a bull; there is nothing he would
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture IV: Devachan
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    • incarnation, this memory-picture has appeared before his soul and left
    • body. Others have been through only a few lives; hence they have gathered
    • was incarnated a few centuries after Christ, compared with the conditions
    • in the past. A man's incarnations are ordered in such a way that he
    • only a few thousand years ago this region was covered with primeval
    • the Twins (Gemini) were specially honoured; between
    • the sacred Bull Apis (Taurus) was revered in Egypt and the Mithras
    • into the foreground and the Ram or Lamb (Aries) was honoured. So arose
    • the legend of Jason, who went to fetch the Golden Fleece from the sacred
    • Ram in Asia beyond the sea. The lamb was so highly revered that in due
    • of their reverence the heavenly sign in which the vernal Sun appeared.
    • moment when the Sun entered the sign of Pisces. But for the materialism
    • the Sun appeared in Spring symbolised these reawakening forces; it gave
    • discarded and nothing remains with the man except what he has acquired as
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture V: Human Tasks in the Higher Worlds
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    • Externally he sees it flow in a reddish-lilac stream from one plant
    • words, for the spiritual cannot be rendered in physical language.
    • covered the ground, when wild animals of the torrid zone lived here
    • as though the Ego hovered in astral space and held the individual animals
    • altered scene in which he lives during his next incarnation. But he
    • apparently childish but in reality inspired by lofty powers has given
    • very easily. They are variously coloured and surrounded by an aura of
    • colour: at one point they are red, at another blue, and a shining yellow
    • new “astral substance” rather as scattered iron filings
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • perhaps with few talents or abilities, and so apparently predestined
    • cause lies in earlier lives. In a previous life a man has prepared his
    • debit and credit sides, and the balance can be drawn at any moment.
    • can do nothing about it. Just as the merchant is not hindered by his
    • ledger from doing new business, so in life a man is not hindered from
    • ascribes everything to self-redemption. You say a man must work out
    • Christ Jesus, who suffered for all mankind? The Theosophist says he
    • are in need. Someone still more powerful may be able to help hundreds
    • The Redeemer knows that
    • by the law of karma His work of redemption will be available for everyone.
    • and as a source of help for anyone who allows the blessings of redemption
    • redemption. The reason why Christianity has hitherto failed to emphasise
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VII: Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life
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    • anything about Theosophy; think of the new ideas you have acquired and
    • he will be born with a special predilection for everything that reminds
    • but has also had something of a hard struggle, if he has encountered many
    • body will create a predisposition to good or bad health. Good habits
    • the migration of the Huns and Mongols who poured from Asia into the
    • very widespread today, which was hardly known a hundred years ago —
    • illness would never have appeared. The occult teacher knows that if this
    • which has been given out to meet the needs of humanity. A hundred years
    • related to physical heredity? Physical heredity plays a great role;
    • came after him in his family. This is all a matter of heredity, we are
    • you need more than a musical predisposition in your soul; you need also
    • to moral courage. If a soul with that predisposition cannot find a suitable
    • heredity, the characteristic will fade out. You can see that you have
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • is something mankind has acquired through many incarnations. Only after
    • it endured; or it may be that an illness a man has caught from infection
    • about evil, illness and pain cannot be answered without knowledge of
    • gradually strained all the dye-stuffs out of a coloured liquid and left
    • Later on, when man has overcome evil, he can go on to redeem the creatures
    • all his experiences acquired a particular colouring. He was wanting
    • physical body. (All red-blooded animals were separated off from man at
    • the time when the Ego-condition was being prepared for man.) Hence it will
    • as follows. A wrong has been done; the victim has suffered it; the person
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture IX: Evolution of the Earth
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    • thigh-bone. Every single bone is so artistically structured and wisely
    • reappeared as Moon. Finally, after the same sequence, the Earth
    • appeared.
    • hundreds, Planets. We therefore have to multiply the figures, and so we
    • which was in large part inspired by one of the highest spiritual
    • solution: this has been discovered only quite recently.
    • Saturn vanished into Pralaya, and reappeared as Sun, and with it from
    • a plant-being, upside down compared with modern man. He lived in the
    • its limit in the seven Rounds, it disappeared into the darkness of Pralaya,
    • and eventually reappeared as Moon.
    • Sun. In the third Round there was something new: man acquired an astral
    • and finally disappeared as one body into Pralaya.
    • Pralaya, the Moon reappeared as Earth. In the first Round the whole
    • form itself. At this point an important event occurred: an encounter
    • warmth, but he would never have acquired warm blood, for there is iron
    • entered into a connection with Mercury and is still closely related
    • Mercredi, Wednesday
    • Vendredi, Freya — Friday
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture X: Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times
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    • When the Earth reappeared
    • each single human ancestor. And now a new faculty appeared: each human
    • which have now become dwarfed. The animals, too, had not yet acquired
    • further million years or so, Earth and Moon had acquired a very different
    • vegetarians, absorbing only what nature freely offered, and living on
    • solid mineral forms appeared. Previously, everything had been etheric,
    • entered into him — and how? Through the air. The capacity to breathe
    • not free. Because these beings anchored themselves in his blood, man
    • not only became wise, but could be fired with enthusiasm for wisdom
    • had greatly changed, and had acquired a form which resembled the form
    • that the unification of the two points first occurred, and clear
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XI: The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs
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    • race and that of the new Root-race; it occurred in the middle of the
    • nineteenth century. European colonists had induced some Red Indians
    • acquired a new gift at the cost of an old one. In proportion as they
    • of the Aryan race, took the following way. Certain God-inspired messengers
    • thoughts and learnt from the resistance he encountered that the outer
    • occurred at the time of the rising of a particular constellation, that of
    • and thus to rediscover something which the ancient Atlanteans had known
    • world by means of the laws of nature they had discovered, they had to
    • region of Northern Europe, where people gathered round a Druid priest
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    • seem to have occurred in that extended period. This will also help you to
    • remembered the dream and made the light bulb in accordance with it.
    • why the sacred books of all religions tend to speak almost entirely
    • are restored by the astral body; by its inherent regularity it can make
    • of thoughts from drifting through the mind, and bringing a certain ordered
    • brought into a condition which may be compared with the contented mood
    • keep the six qualities in mind, take his life in hand, and be prepared
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    • all the abstentions required of anyone who wishes to undergo Yoga training:
    • creature may be killed or even injured, and the more strictly this rule
    • of them. There are sacred rites which have come down from very ancient
    • very elementary ideas about them; a more highly cultured man will have
    • together should be abandoned: these sacred ancient rites are symbols of
    • If in the morning, before other impressions have entered the soul, you
    • because of all that he holds most sacred. The outer sign of this is
    • red marks (stigmata) appear at those places on his body which are called
    • the sacred wounds. They do indeed appear on the hands and feet, and
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    • must be acquired alongside it.
    • splash of red, is a sign of gaiety, and so on. A bird with bright colours
    • unless it first appeared at a time when the Ego was at least in course
    • relationship. Thus the fate of hundreds and thousands may be affected
    • appears as red; every colour appears as its complementary opposite.
    • evil is prepared and organised there. Quarrelsome people are so constituted
    • When concord reigns, the “Divisive” layer is conquered.
    • the births which occurred during a time of frequent earthquakes were
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    • by their own researches — a kind of “reductio ad
    • is to some extent, this kind of scientific outlook was predominant in
    • entities and facts of Nature reduced to all these rigid concepts of
    • species, family and genus; what he desired was to observe the gradual
    • three to which I have referred is again a thing we do before we come
    • I have pictured to myself in thought will really happen. So then it
    • Parallelogram of Movements. It must be measured and ascertained
    • thus centred and concentrated a “potential” or
    • completely sundered, and so would all my calculation. Here in effect
    • be referred exclusively to centric forces. In Nature there is no such
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    • kindred colours — orange and reddish. At the other pole is what
    • we may describe as blue and kindred colours — indigo and violet
    • therefore. Below, you see the edge is reddish-yellow.
    • we measured it we should find it is not an exact circle. It is drawn
    • appears violet, blue, green, yellow and red, Indeed, if we made a
    • unimpaired, but into it the darkening, the dimming effect is sent
    • into it of the darkening effect that is poured into this shining
    • darkening — the light predominates. The consequences of this
    • downward region the red or yellow colours. So therefore we may say:
    • arise where dark and light work together. This is what I desired to
    • both, in both cases, but in the one case the ingredients work
    • ingredients can interpenetrate each other and still be independent.
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    • dark — i.e. the unimpaired brightness and on the other hand the
    • red, orange, yellow, green, blue — light blue and dark blue,
    • seven colours at all, only a reddish colour at the lower edge,
    • when by reducing the circle in size we get a continuous sequence of
    • Moreover I shall always find a red edge outside, — in this
    • Where I should otherwise merely get the image extending from red to
    • violet, I now get the outer edges red, with violet in the middle and
    • arise — coloured at the edges, coloured in the middle too, and
    • to begin with, considerably reduced in size. What then has taken
    • colours both at the upper and at the lower edge, and red in the
    • mean measured. I now only refer to the main principle. To what can
    • IIIe), the object would be correspondingly lowered, since I
    • we shall try gradually to discover how the many-coloured world
    • violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. First look at it
    • the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. We
    • seen the red at a particular place, the quick rotation brings the
    • orange there and then the yellow, and so on. The red itself is there
    • before the impression of the red has vanished. For the eye, the seven
    • Bring a coloured top into quick enough rotation: the seven colours,
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    • light colours, i.e. in the direction of the red and yellowish tones.
    • yellowish or yellow-red (
    • Blue or violet (bluish-red) tones of colour will appear (
    • of colours, from violet to red; we caught it on a screen. I made a
    • yellow-red colours.
    • coloured.
    • yellowish-red — in a word, yellow and red, — as in fact
    • you do. Likewise the red colour below is proof that here is a region
    • blue or bluish-red. You need but express the primal phenomenon,
    • encountered by what you would be seeing in the other instance. Here
    • light appears reddish. At the bottom edge you have a region that is
    • now they line up in formation. I have then dismembered the white
    • smallest are the violet, the largest are the red. So then the large
    • giving rise in us to the phenomenon of red, etc., — this will
    • spectrum extending from violet to red — engendered directly by
    • it is in the yellow. Here will be red, orange, yellow, you will
    • again from yellow to red — is stunted. We seem to get a very
    • selfless enough to let the kindred yellow light arising here it would
    • prism, it appears to me in such a way that I get a spectrum: red,
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    • red to violet, to say no more. Suppose for example we make a spectrum
    • see the violet on the one side, the reddish-yellow on the other. In
    • (all of which are somehow coloured in the last resort), the point
    • will be explained how it comes about that they appear coloured at
    • body looks red, another blue, and so on. It is no doubt simplest to
    • gathering of all the colours — falls on a body that looks red,
    • throwing back the red. With like simplicity we can explain why
    • namely the way we see what we call “coloured bodies”
    • exposed this to the light, a strange phenomenon occurred. After
    • coloured light. The Bologna stone had acquired a relation to the
    • chlorophyll shines back with a red or reddish light, just as the
    • instance, shines with a reddish light so long as it is exposed to
    • coloured light, — a property the chlorophyll does not retain.
    • coloured so long as we illumine it. The second is Phosphorescence: we
    • cause a body to remain coloured still for a certain time after
    • Colouredness-of-bodies.
    • have sundered space and time; yet the space in question is not there
    • time. The space and time, compared to this real thing which we denote
    • also have the phenomenon of colour in the form of a coloured surface.
    • be appearing to you as a coloured body, a red body for example. We
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    • the light went on its way without being hindered by a denser medium,
    • light, bordered on one side or other by darkness. And if the lighter
    • all things have thus been blurred. Our scientists have lost the
    • however, other phenomena have been discovered. Thus we can make a
    • Kirchhoff was rather shattered and more or less admitted: It will be
    • vibrating of the air when we perceive sounds — was transferred
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    • coloured shadows, as they are called.
    • arises where the light from the right-hand source is covered.
    • coloured glass, so that this one of the lights is now coloured
    • — the one which I am darkening to red — this shadow on
    • background does when you look sharply for example at a small red
    • the white. You then see green where you formerly saw red, though
    • green surface as an after-image in time of the red which you were
    • seeing just before, when you exposed your eye to the red surface
    • source of light to red, you see the shadow green. What was mere
    • source of light to green, — the shadow becomes red. And when
    • therefore I mention it once more. Say in a room you have a red
    • apertures of which the red of the cushion shines through. You look
    • at the red rhombic pattern and then look away to the white. On the
    • familiar with this phenomenon, and also knew that of the coloured
    • red. I am not really seeing the white screen; what I see is a
    • reddish-shining colour. In fact I see the screen more or less red.
    • screen as a whole now has a reddish colour.
    • if I engendered red by means of green, it would stay red. Goethe in
    • researches to show the real nature of coloured shadows.]
    • different way. We note that by darkening the light with red the
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    • interpreted as the speed of propagation of sound. If a gun is fired
    • have gradually discovered what kind of movement it is. It takes
    • arithmetical (able to be numbered and calculated), nor can they be
    • side, whereas in truth the ear can only be compared to the part of
    • Here, in a higher realm, an activity which can only be compared to
    • be compared to the vacuum inside the globe, and what then grows
    • audible can only be compared to what penetrates from the
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    • they discovered, in addition to this “frictional
    • had discovered something of very great significance. He had found
    • had discovered what Volta, a little later, was able to describe
    • Julius Robert Mayer, the brilliant Heilbronn doctor had discovered.
    • of some genius, discovered the so-called electric waves —
    • might already have been gathered from the existence of induction
    • cylinder of light is reflected, this is then gathered up again by a
    • through air of very high dilution. High tension is engendered in
    • discharges; the coloured line which you are seeing is the path
    • phenomena which thus appeared in tubes containing highly attenuated
    • radiations (or what appeared as such) from the negative electric
    • most interesting things was discovered in the 1890's by Roentgen
    • these researches it was presently discovered that there are bodies
    • you how at the outset of these lectures we endeavoured in a purely
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    • not emerged, Physics has suffered no less a loss than the concept
    • radiation emerged. The first to be discovered were the so-called
    • telling you how in the further study of these things it appeared
    • chiefly suffered from the fact that the inner activity, with which
    • fair example — have been pervaded, it will assuredly be of
    • Konigsberg and all their kindred. How much will be to do in this
    • effective. At the beginning of the War we suffered greatly because
    • Physics, they will be better prepared to learn anew in other fields
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    • the last two, three, four hundred years. In earlier times when
    • We could take hundreds of scientists and thinkers to
    • own sphere, what predicament serious scientists are in
    • Hertwig's influential book we have just referred to, we cannot
    • referred to here in Stuttgart, and which he gave before an
    • find just as little satisfaction there. What is offered is, on
    • digestion” as compared to
    • for knowledge speak of hundreds of such border-points occurring
    • we have acquired through our thinking and research into the
    • the kind of concepts and ideas acquired in studying the sense
    • super-sensible with the concepts he has acquired from the
    • of the ideas and concepts acquired through the life of
    • concepts acquired through living in the sense-world, where we
    • falter, this ability has to be acquired by the scientist of
    • we know are not remembered, but arise out of the body. We do
    • acquired according to our images of the sense world, that
    • experiencing this, which can in no way be compared to
    • the spirit, which we have discovered, orders the sequence of
    • the outer sense world are ordered according to the physical
    • acquired in inner strength by means of true
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    • means of scientific observation. Having acquired this
    • human destiny, which will be considered from the viewpoint of
    • transferred to the spiritual world. And I also pointed out that
    • different when compared with real spiritual experiences. The
    • images, for they can be remembered.
    • experience if it could not be remembered
    • spirit. If we speak about what has been discovered by the
    • of spirit is not only considered to be difficult to understand,
    • transformed in the soul. We dream, for example, of a red hot
    • compared with anything else. And if something cannot be
    • compared with anything else, if it is not possible to
    • that the scientist of spirit has prepared his soul
    • acquired from the moment of sleeping to awaking, are
    • into the body. What the soul upon waking has acquired since the
    • hundred or a thousand different ways, because the
    • nor anyone else. It appeared at first to be nothing but a
    • unconscious is a predominance of the animal functions over the
    • sum total of these chances. What we have suffered, the things
    • has always been divined and desired in both universal and quite
    • presentiment which must have appeared before him when he
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    • world view. This will show further how a foundation may be secured for
    • I will simply say that when the temperature condition is measured with
    • every point covered by the tortoise, the tortoise will always be a
    • thinking “Achilles must pass over every point covered by the
    • confirmation could be secured only when sufficient progress had been
    • its action. This may be measured in one way or another, be density or
    • is not usually considered as empty space but the greatest possible
    • to be observed in the sun must be considered as attractive forces not
    • thought of as it is considered by the modern physicist. It must be
    • considered in such a way that we have the consciousness not of forces
    • and red, these colors are considered as objective. When the analogous
    • blue and the red is within you. It is you yourself. Therefore you do
    • administered yesterday's are moved by the same inner motives? That
    • a conclusion in practical life, he would be considered a fool. In
    • again be secured by reversal of this process. But the processes of the
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    • different metal, and if we measured precisely the amount of the
    • clear we may consider it as follows: here is a rod, considered simply
    • after expansion may be considered as made up of the original
    • coefficient of the substance considered. Now I have considered here a
    • compared to the original length of the rod. When I have a fraction
    • body. It is simply considered that since the fraction
    • squared and cubed give such small quantities, these can be dropped
    • only by solids but by fluids as well. Here we have a fluid colored so
    • that you can see it. We will warm this colored fluid
    • Now you notice that after a short time the colored fluid rises and
    • the colored fluid rises, therefore fluids expand when warmed.
    • rod, differed for different substances. If by means of further
    • may be shared in common by all bodies. We see indeed, that for all
    • is paid to it because the most important things are obscured by the
    • Christianity. This in a certain sense, hindered the process of
    • Solids were designated as earth because it was desired to convey this
    • considered as acting through the spatially given phenomena from the
    • crass materialism of the Academia del Cimento which flowered in the
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    • aggregation I mean what I referred to yesterday as called in the
    • theory. We have prepared here this solid body, sodium thiosulphate,
    • so that we get an expansion in that direction. By reducing the
    • obliged to do on account of the reducing of the three-dimensional
    • dimension. Considered simply as an observed phenomenon, when the
    • There is, at first considered — note I say at first — an
    • considered equally well as a purely arithmetical or geometrical fact.
    • quantity measured in space. I cannot think about the powers of
    • as something already squared, as a second power and
    • the squared
    • other hand, considered the gain or loss of heat as the fourth
    • fluid must be poured into a vessel,
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    • follow by reason of the fact that it is colored. (The experiment was
    • of heat condition and of sensation of heat, is considered as something
    • myself which I gave you, the manner in which I entered into the
    • of hundred degrees; at that moment we could no longer be identical
    • with it, and the same thing applies if you imagine it lowered several
    • hundred degrees. Thus the heat condition belongs to that in which we
    • relation to heat and to pressure. Such a fact must be considered as a
    • properly considered, awake only in the passive conceptual realm. What
    • and red and this would escape us inwardly like our will. If we were
    • green to the yellow. We would say: I, as a rainbow, approach my red
    • pole and on the other side a yellow-red pole. Similarly, we now as men
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    • endeavored to illustrate this by asking you to imagine yourselves
    • colors on each side of it, fading into the unknown. I compared the
    • red to the dipping down inwardly into the unknown sphere of the
    • imagination, then the abstract ideas must be completely altered,
    • how the temperature rise disappeared for a time, and then re-appeared
    • observations, another thing appeared. We could see that the gas
    • been brought out by experiment and will be further cleared up by other
    • experiments. The moment the temperature is lowered to the point where
    • meaning as an organism if it is considered in its relation to the
    • simply gathered together. And when we come to such a point as the
    • temperature is lowered, is very instructive. What do we learn from
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    • chemically. (Note: the three metals were melted and poured together.)
    • considered yesterday in regard to the distinction between the solid,
    • This is pictured, as it were, in considering the solid in its relation
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    • concepts. So completely has it entered in, my friends, that it is
    • the perceived phenomena all that he cannot reduce to calculation. Let
    • what may be considered as a fluid state. They constitute something
    • may be considered negative in respect to gravity. You see therefore
    • Wärmenach as compared to ordinary night. It is quite
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    • then this must be considered as transformation of the energy already
    • clothes, but into my organism. This organism must be considered as a
    • your thinking in this way you will see that you have altered the
    • reality in its very foundation postulate. If the facts are adhered to,
    • see in these that which may be considered as corresponding to the
    • If you observe the usual spectrum you have red, orange, yellow, green,
    • Infra red —————————— r o y gr b i v —————————— Ultra Violet
    • either end. If we follow it further below the red we come to a region
    • where there is no light, but only heat, the infra red region. On the
    • definitely arranged in a circle: red, orange, yellow, green, blue,
    • other side there are two nuances between peach blossom and red. You
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    • apparatus as compared to the ear of the musician, as compared to the
    • people was redder than that of people in northern climes. He concluded
    • oxidation. Essentially he discovered that this process is less intense
    • time, and they were the best physicists of the period, had considered
    • arises which sees science advancing when physical facts are considered
    • In this realm there must be pictured that which in solids is a
    • red end of the spectrum. But we can imagine the spectrum in its
    • the one hand beyond the red and on the other beyond the violet. In the
    • his rainbow or spectrum conjured up before us by nature herself, never
    • and I really have to add to the seven-colored spectrum the accessory
    • extends to here where I have colored with blue (referring to the
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    • cylinder we will bring a sphere which is so prepared that the light
    • conductors of heat. Now this can be cleared up by another experiment.
    • temperature) becomes red in the following order: copper, nickel, zinc,
    • red end in the straight line spectrum as bent into a circle. In
    • be considered as bending back
    • at this point. In Goethe's sense you know that the spectrum considered
    • the violet and on the other side into the region beyond the red? Ask
    • lose the ability to create form in ourselves. This considered in a
    • infinity. The words one after another may be considered as positive.
    • will be cleared up I think by a lecture to be given by one of our
    • say, as credits and debits. What are debits on the one hand are
    • credits on the other and vice versa. What is form in the outside world
    • although they are credits elsewhere. Even though our making external
    • heat negative when it works within us results in reducing it to
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    • the red portion of the spectrum. Something is to be observed on this
    • effects arise in the red portion of the spectrum. Something is to be
    • essentially characteristic of the red portion. And now, having shown
    • the occurrence of heat effects in the red portion of the spectrum by
    • With the carbon disulphide you see clearly the red portion — it
    • temperature effect may be demonstrated on the red side, and on the
    • peach blossom here, here violet and here red with the other shades
    • straight line from red through the green to the blue and violet —
    • red shades off on the other, with green in the middle.
    • spectrum is altered by magnetic forces, it becomes quite evident that
    • ether, therefore, is not to be considered as a material substance. But
    • certain effects, pressure effects. Here is the non-spatial (red)
    • space what we considered as alternately spatial and non-spatial. The
    • red portion must be thought of as non-spatial. Using this intermediate
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    • non-transparent metals? This question must be considered and the
    • Note now, the warmth phenomena naturally are considered as belonging
    • and the picture is of a liquid flow. It may be compared to something
    • Thus is pictured the flow of heat from one spot to another when the
    • difference is small, a small quantity of heat is transferred to attain
    • transferred. Thus I may say that the quantity of heat needed to attain
    • the amount of heat transferred is inversely proportional to
    • movement of heat. If this is considered for an instant of time, I must
    • transferred through small distance in order to equalize the
    • considered by and for themselves is met also when we attempt a
    • that a beautifully built lecture could be delivered on the limits of
    • mathematical thinking, similar to the one du Bois-Reymond delivered on
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    • realm while heat is itself pictured in the gaseous. We have, as it
    • now, these pictured pictures are really present with light passes
    • removed it while I lectured without my noticing what he was doing, I
    • bound up with the living and only occurred bound to the living; fluid
    • general view over the phenomena we have considered and bring certain
    • going off into infinity in the past we go from the red and again into
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    • Moreover, we considered yesterday very definite conditions
    • effect in fluids, which can be compared to this manifestation. In the
    • stage removed from it as compared to its action on the fluid. Then we
    • accompanies the material, in one stage removed as compared to its
    • of the imponderable as compared to the material carrier. In chemical
    • It is to be considered just as nonsensical as if we were to say the
    • considered as necessary for a real understanding, then we can see that
    • condition to that which we have considered as existing in radiating
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    • When Rudolf Steiner gave these lectures to about a hundred German youth
    • considered today. Today the younger and the older generation speak
    • impression I had when this friend appeared in cap and gown. It seemed
    • if, besides red and white blood corpuscles, thoughts, too, pulse
    • rediscovering what once lived beyond the empty phrase, beyond
    • really seeking for something that is there. Goethe answered the
    • fixed ideas. As you know, he was declared insane and put into an
    • the most important law of physics that has been discovered in the
    • arouse the feeling that our predecessors have closed the shutters.
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    • When Rudolf Steiner gave these lectures to about a hundred German youth
    • not said: This or that has been discovered; it already belongs to
    • which has acquired, step by step, this dreadful objective existence
    • bolstered-up creature. True, as time has gone on, libraries and
    • was no longer tolerated. And if one were spurred on to speak with
    • which may not be uttered in the presence of objective science. I am
    • always there. But as you can see, tradition has fared worse and
    • for example of the Sphere of Rights. It would never have occurred to
    • discovered that nothing more could be pressed out of reason. People
    • Soul, of sinful man's redemption.” But this “immortal
    • soul” too has disappeared little by little. It was a slow and
    • the once concrete Muses had become dreadfully withered ladies!
    • life of soul and spirit would gradually have withered. The Christ
    • to have answered today and which are ostensibly answered by other
    • after the switching off has occurred, one can again ponder what is to
    • discovered that the debits exceed the assets. The opportunity of
    • which is nothing compared with the intellectual dreaming that goes on
    • nothing compared with intellectualistic dreaming.
    • century the forces which can awaken human beings have disappeared.
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    • the outcome of phantasy as the red color we see. They actually saw
    • full of Nature-forces. People entered sleep — or if they were
    • prepared in a sacred way for the temple-sleep in which they were made
    • solar spectrum and have transferred them to stone, plant and animal.
    • method should be discovered for cramming into babies all that is
    • most incredible twaddle is heard when people suddenly feel themselves
    • time people pestered me about some discovery that had been made on
    • Earth, and come back again after hundreds of years, the atoms will be
    • scattered to the four winds — but one single atom goes over
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    • equal vigor, science declared should be forever silenced.
    • had found, for example, a David Friedrich Strauss — revered by
    • declared war on all idealism. I know that this aspect of Nietzsche
    • discovered nothing that would bring evolution forward; these only
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    • silenced. I therefore considered it essential to establish the
    • what the age, among many of its most eminent minds considered to be
    • inner being. So they declared that moral intuitions were there, but
    • discovered that with the methods they were accustomed to use to think
    • Testament, for instance, is right not to feel what figured then as
    • century] who delivered a speech about the boundaries to the
    • intuitions, striven for by the human individuality. Because one has dared
    • built up gradually out of Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive
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    • character of the age is considered as having to do with education.
    • answered by explanations or something of the kind. One feels benumbed
    • abstract questions to be answered in an abstract way, but that the
    • about the world which can be deciphered, but deciphered only through
    • self-acquired moral intuitions, of which I spoke yesterday, have to
    • phrases, we must say: That joy and that love which fired human beings
    • relied, all such feelings will in future be as nothing compared with
    • entered into the science of healing. It was a branch of the religious
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    • When Rudolf Steiner gave these lectures to about a hundred German youth
    • feeling must reckon with many disappointments prepared out of its own
    • to a responsive tiredness.
    • tiredness, I called it. In ordinary life organic existence requires
    • state of tiredness. We must not only be able to get tired, we must
    • also from time to time be able to carry tiredness around within us.
    • less healthy than to have the due amount of tiredness in the evening
    • capacity to become tired-out by the phenomena meeting us in life is
    • injured through learning being made into a game. For it is essential
    • that we should also in our life of soul be made tired by certain
    • tiredness. One must express it thus, though it sounds pedantic.
    • Tiredness existed among the young in earlier times, too, when they
    • wanted to acquire it, as an embodied ideal. Tiredness certainly
    • almost incredible that anybody should be regarded as a kind of
    • young could no longer get tired from what they were destined to
    • frequently goes by the name of science — could be stored up,
    • did not make people tired. There was no feeling of being overcome by
    • an urge for it; it no longer made one tired. There was no longer any
    • possibility of getting tired from a knowledge that was acquired with
    • tired and keeps turning and twisting about without knowing why. I do
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    • heredity, that is, through tradition, not natural heredity. Thought
    • who had come from the Northern peoples and entered the civilization
    • those souls who before the year 333 considered that in the
    • man as Kepler. But one is more deeply stirred when one steeps oneself
    • only of secondary importance and need not be considered further. I am
    • what their age considered of greatest value — in other respects
    • occur to me. I am naturally fully aware of the services rendered by
    • question really was put: Where can we rediscover the Spiritual?
    • The man answered: “Because I don't want to do anything.”
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    • When Rudolf Steiner gave these lectures to about a hundred German youth
    • gathered that the way in which a human being confronts his fellow men
    • appeared in an entirely new way. Problems must be regarded in a new
    • were being prepared for trades. We should not find much difference.
    • And to lead the young to believe was a sacred task.
    • regarded as something sacred. A man would have reproached himself
    • with violating his most sacred duty if, as teacher or educator, he
    • young for a time witness what one could do, was the right acquired to
    • artistic that appeared then we have but the scantiest remains. Here
    • the old order in which intellectual or mind soul encountered
    • as education is considered in the wider sense this question arises of
    • speech is learnt. Speech is, so to speak, poured into the child just
    • as his blood circulation is poured into him when he comes into
    • They preferred, instead of being school boys and girls, to become
    • good, the whole teaching must be warmed through and fired by the
    • of mind and heart. All our present culture is expressed in a withered
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    • evolution. Let me tell you what spiritual science has discovered
    • cured of certain childlike religious ideas by the Lisbon earthquake,
    • instance, as occurred at the Berlin University. Two philosophers were
    • ought to be pensioned off. Michelet was ninety and lectured with
    • year onwards are completely blurred. Comparatively speaking, an inner
    • inner participation you study what has appeared with many
    • cleverer than the teacher — one asks: Why should I be bothered
    • means to look at black, red, green, yellow, white. Let us call up in
    • draw two green circles and in each of them three red circles, then
    • two red and in each of them three green, two yellow with three blue
    • to say to one another, what green says to red, what blue says to
    • yellow, blue to green and red to blue — here we have the most
    • nothing happens to enable this question of the young to be answered
    • is something in the spiritual realm which may be compared with
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    • he absorbs in science, so far as he regards it as valid, is acquired
    • Later this is forgotten by man; and this tasting is impaired by the
    • have said, these things have been lost. Human beings have reduced
    • particularly in the period of life referred to. It is experienced,
    • confirm it by gaining the strength of will that is acquired in the
    • predestined to become cleverer than he is himself. Now our task of
    • is the only thing that is asked, very little service is rendered to
    • of education referred to here. But our intellectualistic age has
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    • When Rudolf Steiner gave these lectures to about a hundred German youth
    • past, and this is of quite recent date — in fact, it entered
    • of the fact that we have now entered an epoch of light, much will
    • movements. And it would never have occurred to the men of that time
    • civilization to which I referred yesterday, felt it as entirely
    • into the being of Nature. It would never have occurred to human
    • one can adequately describe the impulse that has entered modern
    • They can be pictured quite clearly. One need only supplement the
    • have not yet been acquired; above all we have not yet acquired the
    • prepared for by education. That is why the question of education is
    • than a hundred years.
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    • conceptual system even of the most primitive human being is acquired
    • devoured by the dragon. And in the last third of the nineteenth
    • soul felt how the dragon, who was destined for death, had acquired
    • was a life that devoured the human being.
    • sincere, by no means honest, was the view that considered moral
    • door to this knowledge was firmly barred in the nineteenth century,
    • considered a fool if one fights against what is regarded in modern
    • of energy simply means that science has entirely barred the way
    • leading to man. There the dragon has entirely devoured human nature.
    • But the dragon must be conquered, and therefore the knowledge must
    • conquered. He can be conquered only through our becoming aware how
    • themselves to be conquered by the dragon. They accept the dragon who
    • the dragon must be conquered. He does not suffer men to found
    • the dragon that they quietly let themselves be devoured, who reacted
    • the dragon has devoured him. This lived in the hearts of many human
    • dragon so as not to be injured, and who came into such rarefied air
    • there to be stored up, not to be read. The bulk is used only when a
    • be compared in any way with our books. For all leaders in the
    • wishing “to know,” knowledge cannot be stored up here or
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    • during the Sun period; it only entered into man's being during the
    • do arithmetic or make judgments. This property man has acquired
    • can be engendered, not physical light, but a precursor of what later
    • the stars are hovering. This is usually considered to be a contrived
    • not have such a justified name since it was discovered later.
    • definite distance in one hundred years, and this distance through
    • Rather, there arose within him a coloured image that had nothing to
    • from it. In an up-surging red picture, the feeling of revenge
    • transformation occurred in that man spread this colour over the
    • covered the earth. Hence it is that the myth speaks of Niflheim, of a
    • condensed. They covered Atlantis. The Flood signifies the mighty
    • commanded Noah to build a chest three hundred ells long, fifty ells
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    • initiates. It was their purpose to see that whoever entered such a
    • bred that were searching for an inner union with the godly forces of
    • What the human being sees, what is poured into his environment,
    • all this in mind, you will understand what occurred at the end of the
    • changed. Formerly then, a country covered with thick mist masses had
    • people today! Do not believe, however, that this change occurred by
    • feeling life of the soul that later appeared in their
    • gradually appeared. Objects revealed themselves like lanterns in the
    • air, but a large part of Atlantis was covered by the sea. This is the
    • acquired for the first time on the earth. Now we must turn our
    • occultist knows that Fire can be compared with Earth, Water and Air,
    • could be compared with a Fata Morgana, so light and fleeting were
    • occurred, if each had gone its own way? Then it would have been
    • has been preserved for us in a peculiar being that, when considered
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    • things would have to be considered. Anyway, you will receive at least
    • considered various conditions that a man experienced before he became
    • destiny of his body. Earlier, when he still hovered over it, this was
    • and it is told that the brothers of his order tortured him to death
    • true that he was tortured to death. A splendid book was written by
    • inner warmth poured itself out over great numbers of people. Not only
    • discovered the law of gravity by observing the swinging of a church
    • considered yesterday, how thoughts are creative, how they can ennoble
    • can be considered in this way. Actually, there is justification for
    • within him, he will become a seven-membered being, perfect in its
    • again to the number one. Because we have considered other numbers,
    • absorbed by the object. Hence, a red object appears red because it
    • reflects the red rays and absorbs the rest. It is not possible to
    • separate red from white light without leaving the other colours
    • things in a certain way. You see, for instance, a red cloth spread
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    • relationships. When, in the far remote past, the human heart acquired
    • its present form, the lion appeared. The same forces formed both. It
    • In the literal sense of the word, all of you are words uttered by
    • of the seal, the mystical lamb, the sign of the Redeemer. This
    • on earth, but there was a time when what wandered about here on earth
    • development for the human being, yet it still appears brief compared
    • symbol of the perfect creation, the many coloured rainbow surrounds
    • we find its meaning in the mystery of the Redeemer. Just as we are
  • Title: Lecture: The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
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    • the Mystery of Golgotha itself, into how a super-sensible Being entered
    • whom — in dream or in some kindred way — an Angel announces the
    • attitude of soul differed widely from that of to-day, they no longer
    • the moon, and the like, can be predicted. But it is a purely
    • in Schools of the Mysteries where the pupils were prepared, carefully
    • faculties developed in specially prepared pupils of the Mysteries
    • had lived through before birth, and these experiences were sacred to
    • is meaningless to base spiritual science upon knowledge acquired
    • grasped. It must be discovered anew. The Magi-wisdom has become
    • meaning of world-redemption is not understood and the mind turns again
    • the original Godhead who holds sway in heredity and in the world of
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    • Christ. The meaning of the events of Golgotha we considered in
    • Christ appeared before them. For the first time something could
    • experienced and acquired on the physical plane as spiritual
    • Christ appeared during the fourth Cultural Epoch, hence the
    • to go unprepared, Moses and the prophets appeared. The
  • Title: Cosmic New Year: Lecture I: The Three Streams in the Life of Civilization. The Mysteries of Light, of Man, and of the Earth.
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    • unprepared, can go through that which has to be gone through by one
    • body. If we have an uninjured finger, our super-sensible etheric body
    • present age can be compared with all the phenomena of life which have
    • man, when the name for each of these streams is uttered, in each case
    • with the knowledge thus acquired. Thus from these Mystery centres
    • the south and south-west. Spiritual Science is required to establish
    • of the Greeks, wisdom which is already strained thin compared with its
    • economic affairs. The wisdom has become watered thin, the divisions
    • came together and borrowed the Wisdom from the conquered and enslaved
    • originated more in the North. Much has filtered into it also, but in
    • they endeavoured to take an upward path. Mill, for example, as a
    • life of Spirit. For the legal element has entered into natural science
    • West. In the West everything is overpowered by the Economic-industrial
    • with legalities has bred the modern Bourgeoisie. The Bourgeoisie is
    • Spirit has been watered down so that it lives in us as an abstraction;
    • abstract life of reason has endeavoured to permeate itself with a
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    • 1919–1920. Subjects covered are:
    • “Has not the thought of Christmas also suffered the fate of being
    • of the true meaning of what entered human evolution at the Mystery of
    • none but physical laws. From these convictions, Strauss answered the
    • way?” If this question is to be answered we must turn our
    • entered into another relationship with man than that in which he
    • formerly stood. But it is required of men that they shall become the
    • name, Jahve, was held to be unspeakable, and if it had to be uttered,
    • into their souls in dreams, desired to gain from the countenance of
    • Other Soul-Regents of humanity have appeared since then in the place
    • But just at the time when Michael entered in this way into
    • force, having previously prepared itself, set up the very strongest
    • Jewish people desired at that time to approach Jahve through Michael,
    • evolution at the time when materialism entered into it. I shall
    • meaning to the Earth, entered into human evolution.
    • not so patient as his predecessor, he went to Leonardo and told him
    • Just as at the beginning of the new age the face of Judas appeared to
    • before, when those whose thoughts were centred upon that Event,
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    • centred in the rest of his organism. That which comes into existence
    • points; in these points are centred the forces from which the course
    • the last few hundred years, i.e., the period since the middle
    • the eighth pre-Christian century. We see, about two hundred years
    • never tired of speaking of the greater value of pre-Socratic Greek
    • as thought reduced to abstraction, goes back to the Mysteries of the
    • predetermined in the evolution of the earth. The all-important fact is
    • the laity, for it is feared that men will discover that they cannot
    • distant, can be helped on its way just as well by an obscured worship
    • What is required of us is courageously to stand up for the truth as
  • Title: Cosmic New Year: Lecture IV: The Breaking-in of Spiritual Revelations Since the Last Third of the Nineteenth Century. Thoughts on New Years Eve.
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    • mirror. When we look into ourselves, many things are mirrored back to
    • mirroring process), we must confess: What we see mirrored there, is
    • spirit of the past has recently uttered quite remarkable words at
    • repudiated, every religious experience scattered. A wholly undefined
    • had not religion entered into the evolution of mankind, through
    • As long as questions of this kind are not considered with due
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    • grandeur inspired them should not be misunderstood. It is the impulse
    • called themselves leaders of the nation, amongst those who prepared
    • undernourished that the injured parts would not heal. So this man, who
    • chattering in the same way they had chattered for years, particularly
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    • perfection. This must always be remembered if we wish to
    • applies to everything that may be said and discovered by
    • compared with those that have evolved today. Nothing could be
    • as red or blue. But precisely because he was able to see
    • disappeared and been replaced by the sharp contours of our
    • to sharply contoured vision.
    • needle itself. He would certainly not be considered a physicist
    • tracing back the stream of heredity. We begin with the
    • considered secondary. To a certain limited extent they are
    • Inspired knowing, and the highest, if I may use this
    • already considered rather out of date). Meynert was a
    • contribution to what is discovered when the actual human brain
    • are those who have knowledge of it other than what is acquired
    • considered functionally. Think of the breathing processes and
    • senses. One who strives to reach the stage of Inspired
    • here you must have Inspired knowledge, you must rise higher in
    • images colored with feeling. And modern physiologists no longer
    • would be considered a terrible heresy in natural science today,
    • consisting of sharply contoured solid forms. You will probably
    • have to be considered in the next lectures. But it is indeed a
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    • after the necessary natural scientific background had been acquired
    • stages will have to be mastered by the work of doctors
    • perception yielded by the methods I have referred to here shows
    • (they too, of course, have entered the sphere of vitality), but
    • prepared in an orderly way. ) Then examine the renal
    • offered by orthodox natural science. Natural science itself
    • foremost, by the forces that have been poured into the earth by
    • and this leads to the distinction between a tea prepared from
    • tea prepared from petals or leaves upon the human digestive
    • system is quite different from that of an extract prepared from
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    • nerve-sense system is to be pictured as localized mainly in the
    • the effect of the nerve-sense system predominates. The outcome
    • but this time the metabolic system predominates. This is
    • element predominates. At the time of puberty, there is a
    • predominance of the metabolic element; the plastic element
    • nerve-sense organization, which predominates until the change
    • while the head organization, through hereditary circumstances,
    • tired. If it were to tire, the heart, for instance, could not
    • life. Nor does the action of breathing get tired. So when it is
    • with the predominance of the physical and etheric organizations
    • puberty, so that we can say that the metabolism predominates.
    • inappropriate predominance of the nerve-sense system. The
    • rhythm, begins to predominate. This quicker rhythm then
    • prepared from the petals of the red poppy, for instance, would
    • let us say, the effects of an extract prepared from the roots
    • change of teeth. For illnesses of the kind that are acquired
    • specific remedy for externally acquired sexual diseases is
    • a more potent form of what can be acquired externally from age
    • considered in connection with the workings of the petal nature
    • appeared irreconcilable with what I said yesterday. This
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    • that which is stored up for the future plant — if, as I
    • from what is stored by the earth out of the forces of the sun's
    • way. Thus we have a predominance of the astral organization's
    • the human organism a remedy prepared from such a flower, or
    • has appeared in relation to the kidney activity is indirectly
    • administered in the ordinary amount but in an unusual one),
    • much can be discovered. Furthermore, we can very easily be led
    • plastic activity in its pure form is restored by the
    • themselves are already impaired, however, and have already
    • suffered because the plastic activity has not been able to
    • synthetic remedies may also be prepared and cures effected by
    • organism does not wish to be absolutely cured but only to be
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    • always be remembered if we would understand the meaning and
    • said and discovered by Anthroposophy in regard to the different
    • medicine as if its ideas were merely childish, compared with those
    • of the red or blue colour of some object in front of us. But
    • and soul, has disappeared and given place to the sharp contours of
    • it must be remembered that spiritual-scientific investigation
    • certainly not be considered a physicist to-day. A physicist brings
    • we are tracing back the stream of heredity. We go to the forefathers,
    • considered rather out-of-date. Meynert was a materialist, but an
    • discovered when the actual brain is left out of account and we deal
    • acquired by customary methods. For when, in the act of spiritual
    • of mental conceptions coloured with feeling. And of the will,
    • know that this would be considered a fearful heresy in science
    • case of the warmth. This will have to be considered in the next
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    • knowledge had been acquired — by distinguishing the
    • to be mastered by the work of our doctors. This intermediate
    • the means whereby the foodstuffs (which have now entered the
    • it were, into the physical, is membered into the physical. This comes
    • are excretory organs (they too, of course, have entered the sphere of
    • conditions for the experiment must of course be carefully prepared.)
    • examination of the empirical data offered by orthodox science.
    • by the forces that have been poured into the earth by the sun of the
    • ion prepared from the petals or leaves of plants and an extract of
    • prepared from petals or leaves upon the digestive system is quite
    • different from that of an extract prepared from roots or seeds. In
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    • through hereditary circumstances is too feeble.
    • rhythmic system; after puberty we have to do with the predominance of
    • wrongful predominance on the part of the system of nerves and senses.
    • have indicated. According to older medicine, a decoction prepared
    • from the petals of the red poppy, for instance, would have been
    • to show, let us say, the effects of an extract prepared from the
    • acquired, is connected with this. Sexual diseases are really nothing
    • systems of man, we find diseases which must be considered in
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    • which is stored up for the future plant — if, as I say, we are
    • stored up by the earth out of the warmth and sunlight of the previous
    • form-giving. The forms of all the organs are sculptured by the
    • akin to the organic. If we introduce a remedy prepared from such a
    • plant. And again, indirectly, the irregularity which has appeared in
    • smothered by the activities of the astral organism. Neither the
    • of sugar (not of course administered in the ordinary amount
    • perceive that this plastic activity in its pure form is restored by
    • organs themselves are impaired, and have already suffered from a lack
    • injured, for instance when the nervous system itself is involved. But
    • plant-remedies; synthetic remedies may also be prepared and cures
    • is something that does not want to be absolutely cured, but only
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    • thus found in the spiritual world might be compared with the signposts
    • Some sort of impulse is referred to, something which is already
    • Look in any direction where our form of civilisation has flowered in
    • oneself entirely bound up with the cosmos and surrendered to it.
    • surrendered to the cosmos.
    • the elemental spirits in yellowish reddish shades, is in the figure of
    • countenance pictured in golden sun-gleam, the gaze positive,
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    • yesterday many intellectual people are prepared to accept it if one
    • century, a greatness which cannot be sufficiently admired. When one
    • poured themselves into the body and developed this fine structure in
    • possession of all mankind. What formerly appeared among certain
    • In future it will be required of man to allow his personality to be
    • inspired from above, so that it can receive what will then
    • inspired truth. For that is the will of those who stand behind
    • ages temperament and heredity gave personality its individual
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    • In the last lecture I endeavoured to show you that at the present time
    • length about the reasons why certain people are not prepared to accept
    • prepared beforehand. I have no desire to quote the trite saying:
    • good only within certain limits. Even the blossom is already prepared
    • the world, compared with what we find earlier in the spiritual life of
    • everywhere being prepared.
    • the super-sensible world. Before the incision entered into the physical
    • prepared the period of civilisation up to the time of the Mystery of
    • whole civilisation which prepared the way for the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • were sent up to be answered, one man put a very clever question. He
    • Jehovah’; men preferred to speak of the representative through
    • told in the Bible that the Angels covered their faces before the
    • souls, has been driven out of the spiritual worlds, and transferred
    • occultism which I have now endeavoured to lay before you; try to have
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    • November, 1879, Michael has entered into another relationship with man
    • than that in which he formerly stood. But it is required of men that
    • unutterable, and if it had to be uttered, a sign only was made, a sign
    • dreams, desired to gain from the countenance of Jahve, from Michael, a
    • Other Soul-Regents of humanity have appeared since then in the place
    • But just at the time when Michael entered in this way into
    • force, having previously prepared itself, set up the very strongest
    • Jewish people desired at that time to approach Jahve through Michael,
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    • the day. And in this way I acquired a direct picture of what is
    • share in this impulse, save what can be acquired in the course
    • which it has lingered down into our days, is suited to lay the
    • economics moreover has declared its incompetence to do
    • historically: that is, they recorded what occurred. They
    • confession of faith that ever was uttered: the confession, that
    • territorial lordships, conquered the soil, and on the strength
    • the market today, we find capital transferred
    • of an article, a personal service rendered, or a literary or
    • springing from human evolution itself, — not conjured up
    • entered upon a totally new epoch as regards the evolution of
    • political way of thought lingered on amongst the people
    • should like to know otherwise, why they surrendered
    • social foundations of human nature, — not from any red-tape
    • have now entered upon in the course of historic evolution, is
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    • towards development predestined in the human race by the
    • has spread from East Europe. This has occurred because the
    • paper into a number of little paper shreds. Then we count these
    • shreds; let us suppose that there are twenty-four. Then we say
    • to the child: “Just look, I describe these paper shreds
    • paper shreds.
    • Now notice that. Now I take a number of paper shreds away, I
    • heaps out of the twenty-four paper shreds. Now watch: I will
    • lying on that little heap I call nine paper shreds, and what is
    • lying on the second little heap I call five paper shreds, and
    • what is lying on the third I call seven paper shreds, and what
    • is lying on the fourth little heap I call three paper shreds.
    • You see, before, I had a single heap: twenty-four paper shreds;
    • shreds. That is all the same paper. The first time, when I have
    • seven, and then three paper shreds.” Now I say:
    • “Twenty-four paper shreds are, altogether, nine and five
    • can say: “Now I throw these paper shreds all together
    • training is required to produce this feeling for authority, but
    • have been through a severe illness, or must have suffered some
    • then not properly set; that is, he must have suffered a certain
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    • anchored in feeling. The thought content of our speech is
    • understand speech if we really see it as fundamentally anchored
    • Now, as a matter of fact, speech is doubly anchored in human
    • referred to at end of this volume. (see inset)]
    • find the observation obscured by the facility with which
    • some sympathy, is often encountered by antipathy from outside.
    • And you can rest assured: We are not brought together in life
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    • therefore, be remembered that the whole harmonious nature
    • ourselves from this dying. You must beware of wanting to reduce
    • results the desired unity. It does not result from the
    • instance, the rousing quality of red, he emphasizes not only
    • what the eye sees, but what the soul experiences in red. In the
    • colours to a coloured background from those you apply to a
    • the soul. A yellow-reddish colour produces in the soul the
    • encountered by a warning apparition, if the angel has something
    • we express this by shades of yellow and red. In an elementary
    • We have in actual fact reduced ourselves in the course of the
    • reduced consciousness. One must say, therefore: “The
    • considered at first to be unmusical.
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    • culture must be inspired in the child from the very first, so
    • the next day, to redirect his attention to it, so that we take
    • artificially prepared for the purpose of teaching is a mistake
    • will often have to be referred to again, to be repeated, but
    • unless the power of listening is stirred to life afresh by
    • mousetrap could just as well be considered a living
    • was never uttered, but speech was invariably used up to this
    • those unprepared for them, heaven and earth would
    • stimulates egoism; if it is rightly stirred, it stimulates the
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    • have seen that we have considered as most important:
    • error occurred in a sacred word, was condemned to death. In
    • image was always retained and transferred to the sound. As an
    • be considered. For you must ask yourself: “What is more
    • hills, what is gathered in autumn and what wine is made from:
    • the same point. The ultimate aim can be secured just as well by
    • now made, would leave a schoolmaster's hand literally scored
    • with red ink! They would get a thoroughly bad mark!
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    • rapid comprehension. It is discovered that the most effective
    • remembered. Do not misunderstand me: I mention this
    • for himself that a reading passage can be remembered better
    • boredom for an occasional striking point. You are easily
    • remembered. But there is this to consider: that what has been
    • meanings: reading, writing, etc.; for action inspired by will
    • when he has matured through other processes, and remembers it,
    • adapt themselves to worldly custom, and it is considered a
    • buttered roll every day at half-past ten in the morning, you
    • will probably feel hungry for the buttered roll at the same
    • been obtained. We can ask: “What has been discovered
    • memory, which has perhaps remembered things from years ago, in
    • but it is discovered again in a science which inspires us with
    • considered symptoms of the state of our present spiritual
    • educational theory and method, but which, compared with the
    • quality has not completely disappeared; it prevails even
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    • services rendered to the human body by the feet, which carry it
    • notice its tail, covered with scales, scurf, and less hairy. At
    • artistically prepared lessons. In short, describe the
    • service of the trunk are, compared with man, the less perfect
    • now you are to use the very material offered to you by the
    • Schiller admired in Goethe his naive conception of nature, in
    • the light of which he considered the human being composed of
    • of the morning sun in a burning-glass and offered a sacrifice
    • and inspired in Schiller's Aesthetic Letters on
    • entered the educational system of our days. Things are often
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    • been considered sufficient to know a few paltry anecdotes about
    • willing (which have now acquired the maturer conceptions of
    • acquired. You will not transport yourself like this into
    • out into the world and find himself required to qualify
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    • required standards of other schools. And yet in spite of
    • considered, from thirteen to fourteen years old. You will have
    • other class has mastered the foreign language.
    • without subject or predicate, they are shortened conclusions.
    • unsevered state of our own activity from the world's activity.
    • circumstance be carefully entered into notebooks, but the rules
    • tired out. The point here again is to keep in view the
    • referred to, we can hardly ever miss out the ‘I;’ in a Latin
    • rules to be remembered and examples to be forgotten. There you
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    • keep stored up what we should do better to forget if only left
    • — poems, etc., should be remembered. I have said that it
    • desired material in the form of a story, or even for him to
    • the mother tongue it need not be so carefully considered. But
    • incidents that have occurred, of experiences. Free composition
    • cultured folk to-day only see half the world, as a rule, and
    • too, the will-element ought to be considered more than the
    • different colours. The separate surfaces must be coloured and
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    • pine woods and draw the stretches which are covered with conifers.
    • covered with corn and we draw these stretches too.
    • blue lines of the rivers, red lines, which are now imaginary
    • by these red lines drawn from west to east, so that you can say
    • have drawn red lines. The Alps lying between the two red lines
    • and say: “You see, the mountain masses above the top red
    • the red line are made of different limestone.” And for
    • will only understand more clearly when they are referred to in
    • the lines we have discovered — to talk to the children of
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    • neighbourhood. The child should have acquired some general idea
    • their province, they once acquired a certain knowledge, however
    • elementary. Whether they have remembered it or not, they
    • disappeared now. A few weeks ago I ransacked all the imaginable
    • that specialization came to be considered very important.
    • “Lord, Lord,” is sometimes considered an
    • complex being, and that the faculties which it is desired to
    • cultivate in him must often be prepared beforehand.
    • not discovered in the world outside how much unnecessary work
    • human intelligence and common sense to your credit, you get
    • question could be reduced to at least a quarter of its size.
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    • time-tables all kinds of educational aim are required, and we
    • happen that our children were required to show in some way, let
    • forth against intellectualism, the intellect is considered far
    • up and withered are stimulated afresh as far as they can be
    • boy or girl who has covered the square on the hypotenuse:
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    • sentences summarized the ground to be covered in every school
    • suggestion of what is required, but there are all kinds of
    • shall have prepared ourselves thoroughly for this estimate if
    • examples given in modern books on didactics are ignored. These
    • and we have referred to the way in which they should be
    • remains fascinated by what the lesson offered him and is less
    • instincts. They have then not acquired the craving to stuff
    • itself predisposed to seek psychic qualities in plants;
    • this stage it must be remembered that man has an instinct for
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    • do this as teachers, it would be greatly to be deplored. We
    • not dry up and not become soured; he must have an
    • un-withered, fresh disposition of the soul. He must not get
    • remembered it sufficiently. Naturally a great many things ought
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    • importance, not because it is considered valid for the whole evolution
    • comes down to earth a union is entered into between the spirit and the
    • becomes properly membered with the Soul-Spirit. Needless to say, this
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    • cognising comes up against antipathy and is thereby reduced to mental
    • it has discovered a truth when it talks of sensory and motor nerves,
    • because of the fact that when certain nerves are injured, i.e. those
    • said that he cannot walk because he has injured the nerves which, as
    • now mirrored in us; we shall be in the cosmos again when we have
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    • a decree which obscured an earlier vision resting on instinctive
    • Now, considered broadly and from the point of view of the history of
    • laws, but if they have been discovered by means of the intellect and
    • to human nature? The death-bringing forces which predominate in outer
    • true thought when, in his pessimism, he declared that one day mankind
    • reduced to being a mere spectator of the world. In his inner soul
    • have acquired in these two lectures and develop them further. But you
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    • because many archangels have entered into his being. The people feel
    • the purpose, including the study of architecture and kindred subjects.
    • these things are developed and nurtured in the right manner. What
    • who have not the faintest idea that through it the Devil has entered
    • important lessons, a religion lesson. When we entered the classroom
    • religion teacher entered and read a story by Gottfried Keller, which
    • of determination, which is dormant in the sub-conscious, is spurred
    • has to be retained, remembered. But a thing taught once and afterwards
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    • referred in this connection, and study especially the
    • sympathy for what we plan to do is predominant, and a balance is only
    • sympathy predominates so strongly in the will that it penetrates into
    • antipathy. It is wisely ordered that this antipathy as a force is
    • have discovered the real facts of the case, namely that the soul
    • Wagnerian art appeared, or became at all well known, it found an
    • within the sphere which I have endeavoured to outline in my
    • us, and within us there lives only the mirrored image of this world.
    • Many false elements have entered into our civilisation, and these work
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    • — knowing in images: Dreaming — inspired feeling: Sleeping
    • feeling and willing. Up till now we have considered thinking (or
    • the subject “man” the predicate “is good” —
    • the feeling life predominates are dreamy children; if thought is not
    • perhaps very strong, only it is at present overpowered by the sleeping
    • what has been called “Inspiration,” inspired
    • unconsciously inspired — mental pictures. In the artist this is
    • unconsciously, quite well-ordered. Finally when a poet speaks of his
    • immediately from the region nearest to him — from the inspired
    • ii.Dreaming......Inspired feeling
    • the image knowing of every day than the inspired feeling which lies
    • the image consciousness than for the dreaming inspired feeling. Hence
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    • Up to now in our survey of general pedagogy we have endeavoured to
    • human being. In the middle age the human being is more predominantly
    • another called Zeller, the historian of Greek philosophy. Compared
    • reduced. To this Michelet always said: “I can't understand
    • on the one hand a body that shows its bodily side predominantly, in
    • bodily periphery of the child, because compared with the more human
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    • ideas about them are required by the normally regulated memory, the
    • senses of warmth and touch are considered as one, which, in the realm
    • accordingly, or they perceive whether they are tired or not, and again
    • way we actually perceive. If a man perceives a coloured circle he
    • seeing when you perceive coloured forms. This act of seeing, this
    • perception of coloured forms is a complicated act. But since you are a
    • look at a red circle in a dull and blank way if you could not perceive
    • the red in one way and the form of the circle in quite a different
    • hearing, and sense of speech are predominantly knowledge
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    • “animals.” This knowledge acquired in ordinary life you
    • we entered the menagerie and turned our attention to the lion. This
    • build on the knowledge that the children have already acquired, for
    • have already been prepared, and in your method of teaching in the
    • us the content of the many concepts poured into the soul of the child;
    • This fundamental mood is a very beautiful one, and it must be fostered
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    • form. Man has now poured into his body all the hardening elements, all
    • in language. Let us consider what we have now discovered: that the
    • he has acquired — transform it inwardly, in thought.
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    • many-coloured beautiful plant kingdom, works in man as the cause of
    • considered in exactly the same way as breathing. In the processes of
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    • through him unhindered, but he retards and keeps them back. Man causes
    • tired and sleep-sodden. It is well known that people who go to a
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    • devoured him completely.
    • another course of lectures to teachers) that I wondered that nobody
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    • unanswered. Spiritual science will be on a very sure
    • considered to be universally true. Arguments can be raised
    • predicted by such a law. We can only say, according to David
    • nothing else than what has been gathered together from
    • has occurred according to the mathematical formula that we
    • of color. Everything that our senses first offered us,
    • empirical world of phenomena. This process can be compared to
    • being, this should only be considered as a picture of the way
    • be regarded as inner reality as compared to what we find in
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    • organism are considered spatially, as separate from one
    • consciousness than our dreams. Dreams are rendered from the
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    • is assured of continually following everything one does with
    • when I say that clarity of consciousness can be measured
    • light”), but rather “a reduced vision” or
    • mediumship, shows us a reduction of consciousness. It may
    • things are pictured, and I would now like to describe what at
    • imaginative cognition, outer physical matter is not altered
    • slightly altered, for the other senses as well. Thus we can
    • development of the outer world; whoever has suffered the
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    • Something that cannot be mastered by ordinary knowledge,
    • described to you in a very few words is really acquired over
    • mathematical type of experience. Easily pictured mental
    • images are required, and preferably symbolic images, for
    • tethered to what we have given rise to in our meditations. If
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    • higher form of knowledge — namely, inspired cognition.
    • capacity of imaginative cognition has been acquired by us.
    • I always found that what they offered to explain the senses
    • still another aspect. I have already referred to the research
    • similarly. Only through inspired cognition will we have our
    • In the kind of consciously structured breathing process I
    • which he is, as it were, surrendered to the world. At the
    • when it becomes possible for us to have inspired mental
    • only was feeling not extinguished, but it appeared more
    • the psychological origin of all that appeared in the form of
    • inspired cognition. These things simply cannot be explained
    • has entered in, which still lives more or less in the
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    • being held strongly in an imaginative-inspired state.
    • continuation into mental processes with imaginative-inspired
    • one's imaginative-inspired activity into the body, one finds
    • years ago that this occurred.
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    • imaginative cognition and inspired cognition. Yesterday I
    • showed how, when imaginative and inspired cognition work
    • this experience that we have in inspired-imaginative
    • natural form of cognition into which inspired imaginations
    • grasp in inspired-imaginative activity and what we can learn
    • from inspired imagination to intuition, we encounter a
    • basically dissatisfied. In contrast to this, with inspired
    • We are able to perceive through our inspired imagination how the
    • a sense organ. It is, in fact, predisposed toward the sense
    • of illness. When inspired-imaginative cognition is directed
    • the following: The moment we advance to inspired cognition,
    • of perception. It is only with the attainment of inspired
    • organism arising out of the stream of heredity. Thus this
    • referred to as knowledge of repeated earth-lives. The
    • is really experienced in inspired imagination. The knowledge
    • subjective point of view. The inspired-imaginative condition
    • inspired imagination. The major difference is this: in sleep
    • the consciousness is empty. In the condition of inspired
    • somehow disappeared from
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    • our joy they have in fact appeared in great numbers. It is
    • compared the gospels thoroughly with one another, and had
    • discovered that they don't begin to make sense until they are
    • and of scientific spirit. Today, my honored students, it is
    • taken unaltered and be disseminated among the masses.
    • opposition. It would be good if these matters were considered
    • honored fellow students, we would particularly like to work
    • phrases, even when they are time-honored; rather, I like to
    • and revered Goethe in an heretical manner, I would like to
    • use my version of it as we end our work. My honored students!
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    • each morning when I got up and went to work, I wondered,
    • And you see, you answered me warmly, just like that. And then I said
    • you often, and in my thoughts I wondered, “What are my dear
    • of the great festival that reminds us that the Christ entered our
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    • answered me as warmly as you just did today.
    • vacation. Then something will come to you that can be compared to a
    • required of them. And it was always a warm moment for me when I asked
    • answered, “Yes!” During the vacation I will also wonder
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    • waves of hatred set in motion among civilized peoples in the war-time
    • could be built in Dornach in the very midst of raging hatreds. Words
    • unleashed a veritable hailstorm of ridicule, contempt and hatred, and
    • Movement, which is partially anchored in the Anthroposophical
    • — where it is energetically fostered and where its members are
    • for Religious Renewal leave much to be desired as members of the
    • just suffered. It makes it necessary for me to speak to you today in
    • differed from the earlier one. It appeared when, here in Stuttgart, a
    • encountered in classrooms, but with the young human beings in them.
    • scientists appeared as a matter of course in the Society and were
    • not fostered pure anthroposophy in its innermost heart for one and a
    • the Dornach flames have seared our very hearts, may they also steer
    • brought forth and nurtured them all and in which, as a member of the
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    • Every truth can be presented as true in itself, but it is colored by
    • presentations springs from an awareness that man has entered upon the
    • involved in speaking of ethics in the sense required by the Spirit of
    • connection with the lecture referred to, and to do so disregards the
    • fact of my sacred concern to avoid influencing people's judgment by
    • a particular judgment. What is required is something quite different,
    • I mean here an overview of the whole area covered by the fact in
    • be compared to a baby just starting out in life, uncertain at first,
    • then that this intellectuality appeared on the scene in unmistakable
    • was conferred on man? Well, you know that when man passes through the
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    • it must be pointed out that by reducing the earth to a mere grain of
    • of soul and spiritual aspects of the universe is ignored. This is, of
    • attitudes required for anthroposophical presentations that are not
    • rendered active by its suffusion with will, and, on the other hand,
    • the spirituality of Western civilization, centered in the Mystery of
    • that evolutionary development in man's life on earth that centered in
    • any such nonsense; it appeared ridiculous in Western eyes. But
    • with the result that the Mystery of Golgotha appeared in a wholly new
    • phase of the Society's life, everything centered around the goal of
    • during the Society's first two phases foregathered in sect-like
    • through the storms of this period, when mistrust and hatred were
    • first two phases. Had we not entered the third phase, it would not
    • re-discovered as the living spiritual movement demanded by modern
    • please consider them the more sincerely offered. They were intended
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    • which, when considered factually and not critically, might even be
    • kind of learning that the world he wants to escape from has acquired
    • were people predisposed to the reversal of their wills, to the living
    • perfectly well be a university don without having entered the
    • office manager, who did what he had to do in that capacity. He poured
    • thus exerted one's humanness. Many an undertaking has suffered
    • Fall he suffered. In better days he at least tried to overcome error.
    • are anthroposophical facts discovered?” or “What is this
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    • have suffered so immeasurably deep.
    • in our members' hearts, the grief and pain we suffered can be turned
    • weighty word has already been uttered here on that score. But we must
    • “We have suffered a common loss in our beloved
    • the social community is reduced to atoms. This must be easy to see
    • their souls stirred by common memories of their youthful life
    • form of worship, a new cultus, suited to the age we live in. Shared
    • is a shared, comprehensive memory of spiritual experiences.
    • may have garnered from anthroposophy or how much we may have grasped
    • once entered groups with common blood ties, working from below
    • discovered the possibility that human souls wake up in the encounter
    • oneself foregathered, and that is what holds such groups together.
    • discussion. Matters that first appeared in an everyday light took on
    • have to be answered. We cannot at this point dissolve what has been
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    • asleep or dreaming, who, in a state of lowered consciousness,
    • shared experience with others, he will be living acceptably in his
    • to some psychological quirk, and it would have to be considered such,
    • developing logically ordered thoughts, he produces a pictorial world
    • — then and then only does he have the social attitude required
    • opponents, but he is not bothered by their objections to his
    • Society. For I predict, though without implying condemnation, that a
    • An article appeared in an English journal that,
    • Oxford lecture cycle was delivered and the article about it written,
    • who read them. These people would be scattered all over the world,
    • Then, in 1920, I gave the course of lectures just referred to. It was
    • decoration, the architecture, the sculptured forms, the painting,
    • discovered something that people did not at that time have to be
    • that they should have been delivered only when the Goetheanum reached
    • years, the Goetheanum really shared the destiny of the
    • phenomenon of the clouds that have gathered and hung over us these
    • just the way the eye perceives the color red, that is, seeing it, not
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    • need not be altered when the children grow up. But what is presented
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    • answered we will consider the realm of knowledge in detail. What happens
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    • sculptured form. Yet someone who, like Goethe, holds back his talent
    • out the springs of Spiritual Science, it must always be referred to
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    • inner soul activities are alive in what I have referred to in my written
    • when such memories come up as though of their own accord, triggered
    • not feel the least temptation to take such reduced levels of consciousness
    • reducing to the level of subjectivity what in sensory perception definitely
    • Initially these will not reduce the inner intensity of our sense of
    • due to will forces being stirred. Take a good look at your soul life
    • relating to a past event. Compared to our experience of the present
    • then of its own accord come to reduce the intensity. It is only up to
    • considered the only objective knowledge. The ordinary search for knowledge
    • used in German philosophy — or how such soul constitutions acquired
    • If the soul has prepared itself in the way I have described, it will
    • previously only presenting itself as a mechanism figured in the cosmos
    • problem. The capacity for cognitive Imagination acquired by such means
    • insight shut themselves away in small groups. They carefully prepared
    • and perhaps slightly coloured by his imagination and expressed as a
    • that were considered highly esoteric in an earlier age, figures still
    • power-hungry organizations it is considered downright treason to speak
    • categories for the very reason that as a young man he had fully entered
    • fell ill, in a way, and into his sick organism poured the conceptual
    • the outside world in pictures that in earlier times, when men acquired
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    • the form of remembered ideas. One school of philosophy has referred to
    • has never seriously thought about — to pop up again when required.
    • is not really the point. It is true that when a remembered idea comes
    • ability to remember is at times reduced or else enhanced merely by the
    • processes will find that a remembered idea is something completely new
    • training will grow impatient when required to think about thinking as
    • such. Even Goethe considered himself lucky for never having thought
    • achieve a vivid, plastic image — I have already referred to this
    • thinking process, the forming of ideas, that previously appeared an
    • what yesterday I referred to as inner experiences of destiny. In ordinary
    • remembered idea is preceded by a form of material process similar to
    • taken to reach Imagination must never aim for a reduced level of conscious
    • The new faculty acquired is one that would be anything but welcome in
    • are required in artificially forgetting ideas, separating them out.
    • wipe out the imaginative life, the life in images, as we have acquired
    • energy and has been cleared of its contents. We shall then come to know
    • conscious energy we have acquired into a conscious awareness strengthened
    • and now predicates (or the second term of the proposition) will follow.
    • Philosophy of Freedom, and advance to imaginative and inspired perception.
    • stages that are not required for ordinary reflection. He needs to ascend
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    • daring, to extend what science has discovered in relation to nature
    • ideas concerning the beginning and end of the earth. The laws discovered
    • of natural necessity. From this point of view, nothing is considered
    • feel reassured when they have neatly separated the things one is able
    • dignity of man cannot be considered something which is in being and
    • last few hundred years and particularly in most recent times, it is
    • way are similar to remembered ideas, but they relate to an objective
    • ideas in soul and spirit, ideas similar to remembered ideas, but we
    • long as I regard material existence, normally considered the form of
    • ideation. This inspired world comes in specifically through the breathing
    • and reproduction in us, reduce our normal conscious awareness for the
    • We have now discovered, in
    • put it most clearly. When Schiller really entered into Kantian philosophy
    • Great and sublime word, you have nothing in you of what is favoured,
    • of man in Anthroposophy, I countered this rigid concept found in Kantianism
    • and truly human word, you hold within you all that is morally favoured,
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    • The imaginative, inspired and intuitive perception
    • based on the scientific approach I have already referred to in these
    • perception and reduce it to the form of a pure idea. Then anyone will
    • not surprising that people first of all applied the skills acquired
    • those briefly referred to in the field of social life and in medicine.
    • on to for five minutes, the thought process being transferred to the
    • gallows tree, a dirty grey in colour. No circlet of seven radiant red
    • cross formed by transom and mullion and painted a reddish brown, say,
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    • traditionally by word of mouth to adherents gathered in
    • knowledge propagated through tradition which today is offered
    • discovered who were not sufficiently incorporated in their
    • people who don't accredit it with anything special, presently
    • that time, but today, deep respect is only stirred within those
    • Souls who incarnated during the Hellenistic time entered life
    • with still some old empowered knowledge which enlivened the
    • how seldom it happens that people are inwardly fired up through
    • considered in all earnestness today, when the idea continues
    • we are required to spiritualize natural science. When so many
    • facts, are spurred on by minds we all well know about, in order
    • reducing what souls bring with them from earlier incarnations.
    • encountered confessions of the soul, without an inner
    • ingredient of the spiritual worlds, a direct part of the
    • acquired here is being applied to things where the same
    • brewing in some or other island of life, not bothered by what
    • you would think about it today. Clever people who appeared at
    • who could procure which area. Then some came who had discovered
    • encountered all over the place. If someone had really listened
    • these must be encountered with real interest. We need to know
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    • students, who shared a room. One night, at the end of their
    • of a living and sharply contoured overview of the life. Then it
    • which we ignored during life, now emerge and we really do
    • compared to a feeling of tiredness, of wanting to go to sleep.
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    • last we gathered here. Those events spoke to you all the
    • with Russia are all that could be desired; the cabinet at
    • “Most gratifying negotiations have been entered
    • altered in this or that way, but that above all we need
    • will be no salvation insured to mankind. New thoughts
    • Threefold Commonwealth at the most offered their opinion
    • especially something that appeared under our very eyes. I
    • gradually inspired with the idea of getting something for
    • mankind, when one was warmed by coal acquired through
    • to a hundredfold — in order to show you a picture
    • entered into it in the last four centuries through the
    • see what has actually occurred.
    • in agreement with the people who have offered me some
    • They are like those people who sat in mirrored salons or
    • men had to the spirit? They have endeavored to comply for
    • desired, and to be specially trained just for that. But
    • working for it, then cared for by it until death; and
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    • — the being-inspired with ideas of right, and right
    • matter as compared with the differences in men caused by
    • members, each centred in itself, so in the social
    • because of the very fact that it is centred in itself.
    • organism also must be threefold, with each part centred
    • referred in my Riddles of the Soul as the most
    • as compared to the Eastern? Take the language that
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    • time we gathered here I was able to speak to you of the
    • as compared with what would be a real contact with the
    • noticed what actually had occurred: he cam in front of a
    • door by which he entered was a mirror. He was extremely
    • tired. He sw the image and said to himself:“What a
    • But there are other things to he compared which in an
    • and inspired knowledge. For that is the only means by
    • or is reduced to ashes, is not a destructing; it is a
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    • disappeared from the ordinary so-called religious and
    • word has become mere chattered phrase and the
    • and no End”, in which he endeavored to trample to
    • My dear friends, the slime that is poured out today about
    • have acquired from their perverted school-training of the
    • disagree when such phrases as this have been uttered:
    • reduce anthroposophical teaching to the trivial phrases
    • what it is that can be chattered about perhaps while
    • prepared to understand than a man of the middle-class.
    • But it is on quite a different basis that he is prepared
    • too early, because then it is still considered
    • the state and trained, prepared — not to be a man,
    • has been given to mankind should he poured out no longer.
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    • is true, already described what has to be considered there, but
    • cared to awaken in his soul moral feelings a moral way of
    • Another aspect to be considered is the fact that precisely
    • several times considered the natural death from old age, which
    • everything we have poured into our soul by laziness. In this
    • For the Venus sphere, we may be prepared in such a way that we
    • prevails if the human being was prepared on earth only for a
    • considered the one religion, valid for the world, and those who
    • which have occurred on Mars in the course of recent centuries.
    • inspired men to that which human beings needed in earlier
    • compared to the time when the earth had come to a decisive
    • Francis of Assisi poured what he felt toward the soul of Nature
    • every soul who becomes inured, intimate with material
    • Redeemer. It was a sacrifice for him. You only have to remember
    • existence. He was then transferred into that planetary sphere
    • has entered there through the right permeation with the Christ
    • new birth each soul — if it is prepared in the right way
    • forces are gathered which man must acquire in order to be able
    • been acquired on earth. It is the greatest short-sightedness of
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    • and who feel as though fettered, so that they cannot get
    • fettered, not by their own essential being, but rather by the
    • been able to be inspired by, to be imbued with, any thoughts
    • Schopenhauer. This man, when I lectured about the nature of
    • immortality, answered me in a rather smug way. He said:
    • however, has to be considered; during that period the souls
    • their turn affect the living. Several times I have ventured to
    • occurred among the relatives, he was not in accord with the way
    • portals of death, and considered him as a real person, like the
    • serve the spirits of resistance have prepared this for
    • of the spirits of sickness and death have prepared this fate
    • of hereditary traits would show signs of old age much earlier
    • and sacred duty, as something very serious and significant. And
    • sacred feeling that comes to us because we know that Spiritual
    • future, it has entered into the world today because it must
    • as hatred.
    • hatred and vanity.
    • that much more hatred, many more attacks will be launched
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    • conditions that it may well be inferred that experiences of soul
    • life predominates as such and during such time allows no ideas or
    • and to be simply remembered in the waking life. From the way the
    • Imaginative, Inspired, Intuitive Knowledge. By means of these special
    • seen by Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge. For ordinary
    • sleep. And in Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge one can penetrate
    • peepshow; but through Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge
    • before you arising from Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive
    • accessible to Imaginative Knowledge, but require Inspired Knowledge
    • the life of soul and is reflected for Inspired Knowledge in the way
    • life through its own immediate existence; he has not acquired it, it
    • When, with Inspired Consciousness, we follow up further the stages of
    • also be referred to something, in the same way that the inner life of
    • day can be referred to the life of breathing and the life of
    • circulation. Inspired Knowledge leads us to see how this inner life
    • corpuscles, the red corpuscles circulate in us, the breathing power
    • life becomes cosmic during sleep. And Inspired Knowledge can then
    • discover how when we are tired in the evening, the forces which have
    • being dismembered and scattered. The anxiety was due to this latter
    • ‘enfired;’ but in order for these processes to be
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    • fallen upon and injured our shoulders. We shall be inclined to
    • incurred by it, but one remarkable thing emerges. When we have
    • imagined such a man with the qualities referred to, he makes a very
    • learning Greek with ease because he rapidly remembered the Greek he
    • earlier life — certainty through having engendered a feeling of
    • obstacles we have encountered; in a second group may be included the
    • injured some human being, are we not more imperfect than we were
    • am saying has not been discovered merely through logical thinking; it
    • engendered in previous incarnations, whatever went with us through
    • the Gate of Death, the spiritual forces we have garnered
    • circumstances would not have occurred to us and which, taken in their
    • those that really do shed light upon it, must be acquired slowly and
    • acquired, but that is the case nevertheless. Even if we merely
    • could also be discovered through pure reflection; they need not
    • cleverness, could I believe he would have discovered them by that
    • cannot be discovered by mere reflection! The fact that some
    • reflection. But if we reflect about things that have been discovered
    • logical thinking; but once they have been discovered they can be put
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    • system. All these things belong to the fundamentals required by one
    • all, be regarded as the effects of causes he himself engendered in
    • discovered that a swinging pendulum has the tendency to maintain the
    • considered it deeply symptomatic that this knowledge of the
    • books, where it is said, actually with a touch of fervour: Compared
    • which the earth is compared are of less importance to him. The
    • incarnations, the strange fact is discovered that in preceding
    • aspect when considered in the setting of how it was acquired in the
    • things will seem less incredible. We need think only of how, with
    • a man who is incapable of faith is bound to have a barren, withered
    • to the world he must have the strength required for it. A man must
    • because so very little was gathered for it in the previous
    • wave in human civilisation is considered—the wave which in the
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    • with improbabilities. And, as a rule, those who are insufficiently prepared
    • become incredulous when they confront this abyss between universal and
    • what it had learnt from the physical world, had pictured according to the
    • by whom the king of Erech is inspired, who works and acts through him.
    • he was clothed in the skins of animals, was covered with hair, was like
    • the Goddess for having loved many other men before she had encountered
    • in any other way than through the being who was inspired by personality
    • loveable, most interesting pupils of these Mysteries, well prepared
    • who was dismembered by the Titans but whose body was carried away by
    • in the Mysteries, man's life is surrendered to the outer world, how
    • I have just spoken, whose pupil in turn was Pherecydes of Syros, referred
    • amid the activity and life of those gathered together in Alexandria,
    • might be received from heredity.
    • both filled with the deepest hatred of everything that was not Christian
    • by hatred of what originated in ancient times and yet was so much greater
    • than the new that was appearing in caricatured shape. The deepest hatred
    • enraptured listeners. She drew to her feet not only the Pagans, bat
    • her Initiation was now projected, mirrored, on the physical plane. And
    • the flesh from her bones. The fragments of her body were then scattered
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    • it is considered an antiquated attitude in our time even to speak of
    • ideas must he ignored. — This reminds one again of the bitterly
    • it was simply a matter of popular fantasy having transferred the old
    • had not entered the arena of events? Anyone who thinks,
    • and admires well-accoutred and noble men. To be obliged to meet
    • he will be delivered in a miraculous way, but only after a demand
    • revered Duke, I bring my report to a conclusion. Still more wonderful
    • his instrument at that time had inspired — in a quite different
    • has reached the point to-day of giving a little credence to the truths
    • souls — the majority at any rate — incarnate in the coloured
    • races, so that it is the coloured races, especially the negro race,
    • means that he was still covered with hair like the men of primeval times,
    • respective gifts differed so greatly, we see the same kind of co-operation
    • Eabani. But what Gilgamish also acquired through his friend Eabani was
    • the Babylonian culture was prepared in the way I have just described:
    • there was enshrined the content and substance of the most sacred, most
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    • essentially an inspired culture, a culture which streamed as it were
    • Indian culture was acquired more passively, through surrender to what
    • Indian soul by higher Beings who came down into human beings and inspired
    • epoch that for the first time man entered into his own life of soul
    • what this spiritual Being inspired into him. When the man of our time
    • are veils. They are objective; but their content is conjured forth from
    • be inspired by an individual Being of the higher Hierarchies, but that
    • itself to us as inspired culture into which the spiritual content flows
    • of art the whole personality has poured into the form of the single
    • appeared at the turn of the 12th and 13th century as a significant,
    • time — there is a gathering together of material to be acquired
    • no prominent character in all the annals of sacred or profane history
    • down to us through our own sacred Rosicrucian traditions.
    • knowledge that was inspired into humanity under the influence of higher
    • a soul felt shattered to the depths at having to admit: “Hitherto
    • compassion and of fearlessness. This was the ordeal to be endured by
    • he appeared again in the incarnation lying between his lives as Eabani
    • are recollections of what was poured into us in earlier times from spiritual
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    • be called the predecessors of the Babylonians, the more evident it becomes
    • whereby men who speak a common language are scattered over the earth.
    • the erection of sacred buildings in ancient times was guided by certain
    • to the sacred wisdom were to be performed, or which were to stand as
    • into relatively early times, we should find in sacred buildings symbolic
    • vision into the spiritual worlds which nurtured the old traditions in
    • For they pictured that if a man with a good healthy gait, a man who
    • and then arriving at a result approximately equal to the distance covered
    • can be covered in about two hours, And so there lasted on into the 19th
    • reduced inevitably to abstract measures taken from something deal. For
    • underlying them something that had been discovered as law prevailing
    • to rediscover in the succession of outer events certain regularities,
    • certain periodicities, which are connected with the old sacred numbers.
    • the throes of birth places itself into what had entered into the heritage
    • of everything that in countless incarnations had been acquired by men
    • was feared that his death would cause too great an uproar, and because
    • the desire being that neither element should be impaired by the other.
    • old sacred traditions and institutions living an into the civilisation
    • strange spectacle that one who is inspired by the ancient Mysteries,
    • who is inspired but is no longer aware of which secrets must be kept
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    • appeared as Julian the Apostate to give as it were a last impetus for
    • the Angeloi, the Angels, poured their forces. And in a certain connection
    • of the twelve macrocosmic powers. The ancient Persians pictured the
    • not look quite the Same as once they appeared when seen an the earth.
    • that man is allured by the outer world of sense; his senses are directed
    • for he was inwardly inspired by the other Spirits. His attention was
    • as Julian the Apostate, who had once been inspired in the Eleusinian
    • always works for a period of about four hundred years, then it begins
    • with. his supreme mastery of external astronomy he discovered thousands
    • predicting the death of the Sultan Soliman. We see how out of the spiritual
    • lived in Nicolaus Cusanus was as it were filtered; the Spiritual was
    • ignored and re-cast in terms of external science. There we have a tangible
    • say, as compared with America. There is also something in spiritual
    • due to the stellar constellations is widely predominant over the earth,
    • ago, to say: There is a group of souls who must be prepared in order
    • small area, are scattered abroad in their next incarnations, and make
    • referred to him This Oberlin was an unusual personality and he had a
    • of the heavens and showed it to the people who gathered around him,
    • so that actually a whole community shared in the life Oberlin was leading
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    • them to birth, are being slowly and gradually prepared. So that in a
    • the weaving of the ego in the ego, appeared in the most striking form.
    • decline Greek culture was being prepared. During the decline of the
    • Powers, just as now the still higher freedom which must be prepared
    • no worse approach to an understanding of his works than that tendered
    • we are told that Heraclitus offered up his work,
    • that all the philosophy of his time was as nothing compared with the
    • reduced to concepts. But in spite of this — because Aristotle
    • is how we must learn to feel history, for what is offered us in the
    • everything else as well. When man is permeated by, inspired by, the
    • question, Thales, Plato and even Aristotle would have answered: Search
    • personalities who appeared in history; and they regarded the beings
    • who appeared as Plato and in the Hermes as having come down, as having
    • time. And they prepared it during the period of transition from the
    • transition to the ascent into the spiritual worlds. Everything is prepared
    • by degrees. In Elijah there lives an individuality already inspired
    • It is required of the outer incarnation that the power of an age shall
    • produce a physical body bound to be shattered under such a power; hence
    • of mechanics only subsequently acquired by humanity through Galileo?
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    • or can be discovered in existing records is no more than an echo of
    • sublimity of all these works, but it must be remembered that they are
    • in etheric bodies but nevertheless shared a life in common with humanity.
    • Beings was as it were ‘inspired’ into men in a spiritual
    • case we are less inwardly stirred by an acquaintanceship; we observe
    • descended to the Earth that we had shared certain experiences with
    • spoken of in the way that modern science speaks. What has endured in
    • Beings in the Moon sphere have prepared the way to this
    • in the case of those who have shared no experiences in earlier
    • spiritually considered, nature-existence and moral existence
    • can be cured by spiritual means alone. Means that take effect
    • Therefore at the Christmas Meeting the Society was declared to be a
    • framing our Statutes, our procedure differed entirely from what is
    • principles but it was declared that in Dornach there is something
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    • considered to be quite impossible. And as a matter of fact —
    • preparation, because in the days to which I have referred the members
    • Court were gathered the greatest minds of that time, men of
    • the campaigns came to an end. It is usually considered that Arabism
    • its inner impulses into a much later age. They appeared as the
    • acquired. Even if someone has written thirty novels in his life, this
    • captured by pirates but on every occasion freed himself again by very
    • Garibaldi steered at once to the land and met a man who was so taken
    • the most interesting marriages imaginable. She shared in all his
    • the face but finally discovered on her journeyings that her husband
    • Counsellor appeared again as Amos Comenius,
    • telling you is not a made-up story. These things are not discovered
    • spirit-entities concerned and by means of inspired investigation
    • clues that in materialistic life would usually be considered
    • significant. Nothing much will be discovered by so
    • investigation. And what transpired? The vision that was focused upon
    • then in Rome and was then transferred with pomp and splendour to
    • northwards, whither the civilisation centred in Constantinople would
    • lived a personality who in those days would have been considered a
    • predatory expeditions in the neighbouring provinces. Incredible
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    • swoon, as if his consciousness had suffered a kind of paralysis; a
    • consequences to which I have referred. If, for instance, he had done
    • referred to, it comes with very great intensity. We live backwards
    • the effect of his books and his rationalism. After I had shared for
    • dream as compared with this other experience. It is an experience in
    • do most assuredly form it!
    • medicine can only be mastered when one is able to perceive how the
    • incomplete in him is prepared for the Sun existence in which the
    • given until the evil he has done is encountered again during the second
    • Moon sphere, and in order that karma may be prepared in such a way
    • witnessed the willing martyrdom suffered by the Christians in their
    • lotus flowers and all the blossoms only with blurred outlines. His
    • was of the kind that is inevitable when sight is blurred and the
    • be fettered to the Earth but take wings out into the expanses of the
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    • ‘theosophical’, in this text, it will be remembered that
    • way — this has often been emphasised — can be discovered only by
    • clairvoyant consciousness but when it has once been discovered — if
    • credulity! That is by no means the case. But suppose someone were to
    • convincing oneself that what is acquired from super-sensible worlds can
    • have mastered the faculty of logical thinking. That is not so! Why
    • had before the formation of man may be compared to the grain of wheat.
    • have been acquired by clairvoyance combined with clear thinking. He
    • spiritual world. The thinking clairvoyant has acquired them, and
    • has passed the point of logical thought. Then what he has acquired can
    • again after it has been acquired. Let me remind you once again that
    • Here we have something which may be compared with karma; here we have
    • everyone who has thoughts acquired here on the physical plane can
    • can only be discovered if one has the power of clairvoyance; but when
    • it has been discovered and investigated, it can be understood by
    • what has after all to be acquired on the physical plane. Even a God
    • discrimination can be acquired only by effort on the physical plane.
    • with the most slavish credulity. Whoever has freed himself from this
    • must consider it one of the most sacred tasks of man to reach a right
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    • Versammlungen. Man kann dort Verschiedenes reden. Dann tritt
    • ein anderer Redner auf, so einer, der so ganz hinein sich
    • reden in all den Formen, die er seit dreißig Jahren
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    • du redest von selbstlosen Idealen, aber im Grunde genommen nur
    • selbstgenügsamen Weise etwa reden wie ein Emil Du
    • Welträtsel-Rede. Das Reden in solcher Art war für
    • in Ignorabimus-Reden. Man beobachte nur einmal vom rein
    • Haltung einer solchen Ignorabimus-Rede. Da ist es, als ob der
    • Mensch so redete, daß sein Herz bei seiner Rede, daß
    • sein Vollmensch bei seiner Rede gar nicht dabei wäre,
    • Laplace'schen Weltgedanken und dergleichen reden und dann
    • Friedrich Nietzsche hat sich im allerredlichsten Sinne
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    • Haeckels Altenburger Rede vor mich hintrat — ich kannte
    • in seiner Altenburger Monismusrede, ging mir hervor, wie man
    • tierischen Wesenheiten findet. Haeckel redet vom Tierischen,
    • und da muß er von der Seele reden.
    • Gestaltungen des Tierischen zu reden, so hätte er immer
    • reden muß, Haeckel von Seele, dann ist man auf dem Wege,
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    • möchte, um Ihnen nicht im Unbestimmten etwas vorzureden,
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    • gibt. Das führt kaum zu weiterem als zu einem Herumreden
    • der in diesem Aufsatze spricht, der redet von etwas ganz
    • Weise betrachten. Da redet dieser außerordentlich
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    • richtige Anwendung des Kultus und der Predigt ergeben schon den
    • irgendeiner Menschensprache reden könnten. Die Medien in
    • Deutschland lassen die Geister deutsch reden, in England
    • wären. Der Geist redet nicht mehr in Menschensprache und
    • ganz verlernt haben. Sie reden, als ob sie die Dinge, die sie
    • Gefühl der Ehrerbietung beim Reden ist natürlich der
    • Anfang. Dadurch bekommt das Reden nicht nur Inhalt, sondern
    • das Reden selber als ein lebendiges Geistiges zu haben. Das
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    • richtige Anwendung des Kultus und der Predigt ergeben schon den
    • irgendeiner Menschensprache reden könnten. Die Medien in
    • Deutschland lassen die Geister deutsch reden, in England
    • wären. Der Geist redet nicht mehr in Menschensprache und
    • ganz verlernt haben. Sie reden, als ob sie die Dinge, die sie
    • Gefühl der Ehrerbietung beim Reden ist natürlich der
    • Anfang. Dadurch bekommt das Reden nicht nur Inhalt, sondern
    • das Reden selber als ein lebendiges Geistiges zu haben. Das
    • liegt eben darin, daß man nicht einen redlichen Abscheu
    • wegreden, aber in der Realität läßt sich das
    • Weise zu reden und nicht zum Beispiel einem
    • ja immer den Weg von der Zeremonie zur Predigt suchen; in die
    • Predigt kann nur das befruchtend einfließen, was aus der
    • mit der Predigt befriedigt werden können, sondern
    • sondern in weitestem Sinne die Predigt, Vorträge, auch
    • Predigt im terminologischen Sinne. Es ist gar nicht zu sehen,
    • Begrenzung liegen soll von dem, was Sie in Kult und Predigt an
    • daß man das dazunimmt, daß diese Rede an die
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    • Rede, der für jedes gewöhnliche menschliche
    • Nachdem Jesus dieses geredet hatte, erhob er seine Augen zum
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    • impressions I have gathered here in the school have prompted me
    • element in his soul as severed from the universe, he
    • when it is delivered to the watchmaker or how the glass for the
    • the human digestive tract or the lymphatic system that reduces
    • body. No, here the midbrain is required, and when we eat
    • conquered this stage of repugnance, we should be able to
    • has prepared the secluded chamber for the light. There you have
    • the whole process from the egg to the brilliantly colored
    • were to make us tired — but that happens only when
    • but who suffered from anæmia of the brain. It is really
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    • educational activity, inner forces can be gathered in
    • Actually, this question cannot be answered in any definite
    • compared with the actual forces of the being of man, a being
    • restored; that the human being as he was on the earth actually
    • heaviness. It would not be considered particularly intelligent
    • outer, physical world of space, can also be pictured as
    • work, and a fact that is considered nary at all is that in this
    • rhythmic activity that must be considered if we wish to
    • are measured, and it is then believed that the essentials of
    • own body. The incredibly interesting fact is that through his
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    • various realms of your teaching; if one has acquired this
    • condemnation is required not only in obedience to the
    • judge replied, “Mahatma Gandhi, you have rendered my task
    • and be inspired by the majesty contained in a true
    • knowledge acquired through modern science is dead
    • you can let yourselves be inspired to unpretentious action
  • Title: Esoteric Lessons Part III: Stuttgart, 2-17 (20)-'13
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  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture IV: Mysteries of the Universe: Comets and the Moon
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    • the starry heavens will he be deterred by the thought that this
    • This question can be answered.
    • always conjectured something in this connection. It is not possible
    • appeared. In the eighteenth century there was the so-called
    • ideas were thrown out and people declared themselves satisfied. What
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture V: The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric
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    • are referred to by spiritual science, one should not believe that
    • human soul forces, were still ordered differently in a certain
    • must cultivate itself further. It could never have entered human
    • first millennium, a kind of compensation occurred for the lost vision
    • itself also in time in the way in which what finally appeared as a
    • being. Then He Himself appeared as the Christ Sun with the founding
    • present in such a way that it entered livingly into their souls.
    • people who are mired and choking in this materialistic swamp may say
    • mystics but in a Christianized form — in a form altered through
    • Abraham will be experienced in a completely altered, new form. What
    • repeat the triviality that is often uttered, that events “cast
    • predicted Messiah only when that forward-cast light manifested itself
    • discovered the Christ in the earthly sphere.
    • was therefore that, through the event of Damascus, he discovered
    • the Christ event between death and a new birth cannot be acquired
    • between death and a new birth; they must be acquired here on the
    • There are faculties that must be acquired on earth, as
    • events, must be acquired here on earth. Those human beings who
    • before the Crusades when a false messiah appeared in the south of
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  • Title: True Nature: Lecture II: The Second Coming of Christ in the Etheric World
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    • Abraham men are being prepared to recognise the One God behind the
    • Then He Himself appeared as the Christ-Sun at the time of the
    • endeavoured to grasp the nature and essence of the Christ Event.
    • considered a layman but can become the instructor of the preacher
    • was the fact that the old clairvoyance had disappeared, that there had
    • men have acquired ego-consciousness, after they have come to know the ego
    • human beings during the next two thousand five hundred years,
    • out of the brain, and during the next two thousand five hundred years
    • clear what this signified for Paul. Up to then he had acquired a thorough
    • doctrines referred.
    • the predicted Messiah first came to him when the light cast in
    • of what happened at Damascus, therefore, was that Paul had discovered
    • and more in the next two thousand five hundred years, to experience a
    • be discovered with purely physical faculties, men will find him with
    • death and rebirth, to behold the Christ Event, cannot be acquired in
    • that world; they must be acquired on the physical plane and carried
    • faculties which must be acquired on the earth, for we have not
    • Faculties have to be acquired there that can be acquired in no other
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge, that the faculties are acquired which
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  • Title: Esoteric Lessons Part II: Stuttgart, 12-31-10
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    • the physical body dries up and if it has predispositions for
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    • or we feel hatred and envy towards someone that we haven't
  • Title: Esoteric Lessons Part II: Stuttgart, 2-20-12
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    • heavens like a huge, colored circle with a pale, veiled center.
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    • we've entered on another life's path; we've now
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  • Title: Truths and Errors: Lecture VI: Errors of Spiritual Research - 2
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    • consciousness: the fear. It is related to hatred. We often hate
    • already squeezed it into the sub-consciousness. Hatred and fear
    • appearance transferred to the spiritual. He searches such
    • has to get into the habit of feeling quite different compared
    • only that which has remained of his self-love. Many adored gods
    • only the adored own beings, the adored own selves. God's love
    • point to a certain scientific direction that appeared in
    • themselves really. One considered it as more correct to speak
    • about ideas in the course of history. This appeared especially
    • idea appeared. — One took the view that this was a more
    • understands the human nature as seven-membered and puts it down
  • Title: Truths and Errors: Lecture VIII: The Questions of Life and the Riddle of Death - 2
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    • “In particular it [theosophy] teaches self-redemption
    • instead of the redemption by Christ; one can equal it to
    • of spiritual science is, indeed, an inner one, but is inspired
    • tiredness that sleep again balances. This is the regular
    • considered the sleeping human being only as explicable because
    • body and is that which can be considered as the first source of
    • interesting, you are attracted to it like with hundred about
    • hundred magnetic forces. You do not want to be torn away from
    • nature [during sleep] when that is repaired which the outer
    • develop forces which are as predisposition in me and which
    • structures the brain, so that Broca's organ is [structured) and
    • core by now; we learn to experience that which prepared the
    • However, where it is measured in life, solutions are found
    • the soul healthy. Spiritual science can be measured how it can
    • well as the scientific questions are answered. A scientific
    • the spiritual world for that which he has already prepared
    • fight, the human being got tired from this fight, and death is
    • Galilei, Copernicus, and Kepler appeared. At that time, people
    • world does not behave much different today compared with
    • People considered the [visible firmament] as the border of
  • Title: Das Fünfte Evangelium: Zweiter Vortrag (Notizen), Stuttgart, 23. November 1913
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    • mit seiner Mutter spricht. Er redet
  • Title: Curative Eurythmy: Lecture 8
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    • encountered twenty years ago. People who called themselves nature-therapy
    • complexity, as you will have gathered by now from various instances.
    • learning more everything will become clearer and more ordered and the
    • may be considered alone; every such activity results from the nerve-sensory
    • properly prepared.
    • would have to say of a person who had broken his nose, that he had suffered
    • half a day. Curative eurythmy too must be acquired through earnest labour,
    • and it is necessary in fact that it is acquired through practice. For
    • were my name not present. It has no relation to what is nurtured here;
  • Title: Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture V
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    • those who wish their enjoyment of art impaired by being told
    • (trans. Gustav Cohen, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merril, 1957), first appeared in
    • in the spiritual world.” This was the predominant experience of
    • fifth still predominated. (To this day, experiences of the fifth are
    • the age when the fifths predominated, it was impossible to color
    • one isolated tone. It would have appeared to him like a lone ghost
    • experience. This link to the world will be discovered one day when
    • explored in its entire significance for human feeling.
    • must be offered the child in the way of music thus will be adapted
  • Title: Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture VI
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    • He required no instrument in order to produce outwardly the interval
    • Then this experience of the fourth was also lost. One required an
    • appeared to man at first as imaginations. Musical instruments were
    • be pictured as the greatest possible unity. A Greek actor even felt
    • measured will that runs its course in time; it does not proceed
    • age during which predominantly the third is experienced by human
    • formerly. They are gone, they have disappeared from the ancient
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture VII: The Uttering of Syllables and the Speaking of Words
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    • man’s redemption,
    • conjecture that Schiller could have conjured the most varied poems,
    • to the words, and the whole is then rounded out and rendered
    • That sacred vail drawn o’r thy
    • Within whose sacred leafs did
    • When Spirits their fair kindred
    • Dare court your deathless beauty, rose, red
    • redet, singt, jedweder Mund!
    • On his spredden wings, needs nothing but deep
    • showered with colour,
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture VIII: The Interaction of Breathing and Blood-Circulation
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    • for poetry (in the general way of things) to be engendered and
    • breathed in was formerly an ingredient in the cosmos, and it will
    • afterwards become an ingredient in the cosmos once more. In
    • knowledge, but by way of a picture. We see engendered before us a
    • scored onto the blood-stream, we arrive at an alternative form of
    • Love made them meete in a well-ordered daunce.
    • wandered up and down;
    • And a hundred fire-flags sheen,
    • And the rain poured down from one black
    • They groaned, they stirred, they all
    • The helmsman steered, the ship
    • And clustered round the mast;
    • Hee hath remembred his mercie and
    • poetry will be mechanised! will be reduced to a purely mechanical
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    • raised into the super-sensible, in a sacred, but also in an artistic
    • sacred treasure at a time when man had been long alienated from the
    • Remembered the boast he had made at the
    • delight as he warred with God,
    • There Grendel suffered a grievous
    • were numbered,
  • Title: Lecture I: Man in the Past, the Present and the Future
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    • agricultural practices and acquired a deep knowledge of the elemental
    • while shaded from its physical light prepared them for the ready acceptance
    • Human thinking since the fifteenth century has acquired a particular
    • is considered highly paradoxical — even crazy. But our general
    • enclose a small space and covered with another stone so as to form a
    • perceiving, let us say, the peculiar intermingling of a red tone in
    • which made it possible to lay down the work and activities required on
    • inscribe them in the spirit — only when he has pondered them a
    • the circles would have appeared like the ground-plan of the Goetheanum
    • to be permeated by the secret forces of cosmic existence, entered into
    • life is checked and reduced to form, if leaves, blossom, seed and
    • burning the plant, for instance, and reducing it to ashes, to charcoal
  • Title: Lecture II: Man in the Past, the Present and the Future
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    • agricultural practices and acquired a deep knowledge of the elemental
    • while shaded from its physical light prepared them for the ready acceptance
    • we fail to find this logical consciousness, which appeared in full
    • was to make it clear that when Nature appeared to have lost the
    • with the spirit was veiled in darkness; on the other hand, he acquired
    • man's whole mood. Then a light appeared which did penetrate the
    • restored by an effort of will; and as a result the wisdom of the stars
    • inner concentration — not acquired in the way described in my book,
    • moons are a little crazy compared with the ordered moons of Jupiter
    • everything that has occurred within that system is preserved in
    • mirrored, and then he will see as Boehme did — in the same way it
    • the inner secrets of Nature mirrored in the darkness, but direct
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    • while shaded from its physical light prepared them for the ready acceptance
    • predominantly in more or less abstract ideas or at the best in shadowy
    • existence flow into them. Things long forgotten crop up altered in
    • somewhat altered in detail. But if you study it closely you will
    • those which occurred earlier.
    • transitory sense-experience is transferred into the body of formative
    • survives and what a man experiences in this life may be colored by
    • This is just an example of how the content of dreams may be altered;
    • wholly altered form.
    • which appeared a good many years ago and is typical of the spiritual
    • and yet what he wrote assured him that spirits were speaking. He was
    • should read in his book all the incredible lies which flowed into his
    • found that whatever it was he had stirred up inside himself continued
    • possible for anyone who has acquired some knowledge of Initiation to
    • where this protest against the laws of Nature is encountered; he feels
    • discovered the protest against the physical world-order and saw the
    • particular event had not occurred in the course of Earth-evolution.
    • be discovered in the sleep of deep consciousness, taking place in man
    • Mystery of Golgotha only if we can look back on what had once occurred
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    • second of four lectures delivered to the teachers of the
    • prepared gradually through the whole cycle from the seventh to
    • entered into the plastic forces.
    • change of voice, there is to be considered something peculiar
    • uttered in conventional speech. But if one must say such things
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture I: The Egyptian period, and the present time.
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    • This was centred on the one hand in the wonderful Greek race, with
    • powerful state of Rome. We also know that in this age occurred the
    • Greco-Latin age and have reappeared in a special manner in the present
    • To begin with I shall indicate briefly the special facts referred to
    • of the Greeks had descended from their pedestals and had appeared
    • answered (and we shall see what deep truth lay hidden in the
    • Mysteries) — it was the same Being who appeared later in the
    • descending after humanity had been prepared, after it had learnt in
    • place, and the child Horus appeared. Here again we see how threads
    • of this Gothic cathedral with its many coloured panes of glass through
    • streamed in through the coloured windows. The partition of the light
    • Let us now enter more deeply into what is thus pictured in our minds.
    • Now what sort of wisdom was it that was referred to by the ancient
    • he entered a world of spiritual beings and he saw these divine
    • fettered, and how it is led upwards to higher regions. In the
    • comes before us, and we can say that, considered externally, it is a
    • dom, is something in which individual members are gathered together
    • exists in our souls today is the result of what we acquired in
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture II: Ancient Wisdom and the new Apocalyptic Wisdom. Temple sleep. Isis and the Madonna. Past stages of Evolution. The bestowing of the Ego. Future Powers.
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    • priests of Egypt. Anyone who had suffered loss of health in any way in
    • somnambulistic sleep, the invalid then entered a world of etheric
    • appeared before the sleeper, as if by magic, those forms which at one
    • liberated during the etheric visions, and these restored to order and
    • work upon spirit. They acquired the capacity of allowing spirit to
    • that it has an inner cause, not a fractured thigh-bone or a disordered
    • that the religious man can be cured and the other not. These are
    • sense-eyes by means of different coloured balls? In this way that
    • be cured as easily as one who from his youth has been accustomed to
    • individual of today, the secret causes of heredity for example, the
    • was conjured up before the sleeper in the temple in his etheric
    • became what he now is, when he first appeared as the individual
    • There appeared then, also for the first time, what are now described
    • death entered. At that time the human being was not fertilized by his
    • were to be found; that which then entered into him fertilized him, and
    • man, and who has since disappeared from the sight of man. In ancient
    • yet appeared on earth. At that time men were, in normal consciousness
    • ancient forms in an abnormal way, as in temple-sleep, the pictured
    • power. This was poured out over the whole earth as a product of the
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture III: The Kingdoms of Nature. Group-egos. The Centre of Man. The Kingdoms of Higher Spiritual Beings.
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    • Yesterday we considered one portion of the earth's evolution in
    • covered with hairs which grow from out your being, so plants grow from
    • plants; to do this a higher clairvoyance is required, that by which it
    • come to understand them; every line of the inspired Biblical record
    • a national spirit, or a national-soul, this is considered an
    • century we see how certain similar spiritual tendencies occurred in
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture IV: The Outer Manifestations of Spiritual Beings in the Elements. Their connection with Man. Cosmic partitions. The Myth of Osiris.
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    • ruled from the beginning of the earth over that which appeared as the
    • inspired and permeated by the Beings we have already mentioned who
    • matured Powers shone in the sunlight upon the earth as Spirits of
    • was, however, an exalted one compared with the human standpoint. It
    • earth, and these now reappeared germinally.
    • with it) were hampered in their own development, hence also in their
    • disappeared and the first beginnings of actual sight with an outer
    • for the earth was covered with dense vapour. As against his former dim
    • When the ancient Egyptian priests remembered this condition they gave
    • Slowly and gradually the mist receded — it had endured for very,
    • each individual eye when men gazed on the sun: “the dismembered
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture V: The sacrifice of the substance by the Thrones, Kyriotetes, Dynami's, and Exusiai. Jehovah and the Elohim, and their co-operative activity in the stages of human Development.
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    • hand and exalted Sun-Spirits on the other. They required a
    • Moon-God a duality arose, and we shall best understand what entered
    • after having passed through a state of rest, it entered the Sun
    • something which, considered occultly, is substantial — namely,
    • entered an area of warmth.
    • you such as would appear if you considered merely the in-breathed air
    • airy currents, which glittered in the most wonderful way and shone
    • over into the Moon incarnation, having meanwhile entered into a
    • than that which man had upon Saturn, which may be compared to the
    • compared in a certain sense with our present dream-consciousness,
    • Moon this was different, the pictures which then rose and disappeared
    • These conditions were already prepared for on the ancient Moon. At
    • consciousness occurred upon the Moon, and it was in the dim state of
    • they all reentered the spiritual state of rest which we call Pralaya.
    • answered they ask further and further without end. This is only done
    • began to be formed, certain Spiritual Beings poured forth the
    • substance as a sacrifice. They had matured so far that they did not
    • divine form. The Elohim poured the sun-force as light upon the earth.
    • The moment in which Jehovah poured forth His principle of force,
    • Bible in the words: “Jehovah poured into man the living breath,
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VI: The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence. Participation of the, Luciferic beings. The formation of race.
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    • the etheric nor the astral body had as yet poured into it. Of course
    • a well-prepared foundation on which to work. Only through the Spirits
    • find a sufficiently prepared human being on which they could work on
    • appeared peopled with psycho-spiritual beings.
    • until the point of time referred to when the Spirits of Form had
    • call the Spirits of Form. What occurred in the case of the apes was
    • had a physical body which could be considered a suitable vehicle for
    • — as compared with what the exalted normal Spirits did — be
    • attained previously, for he would then have acquired it merely as an
    • Form. Now that Luciferic beings had matured him earlier a certain
    • which we call the Christ Principle; the Christ would have appeared
    • today, and who prepared him for the great event of the descent of the
    • Atlantean epoch as Christ appeared after it.
    • matured, so that he could receive into himself the motives and
    • The Luciferic beings had prepared man for this through very long
    • what these Luciferic beings desired. Those who uttered the words
    • when the bone appeared. The spirits guiding man had now to take care
    • human group that journeyed from the regions now covered by the
    • was discovered. Those whose nutritive system had hardened went
    • These wandered from the West towards the East, and left behind them
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VII: Animal forms -- the physiognomical expression of human passions. The religion of Egypt -- a remembrance of Lemurian times. Fish and serpent symbols. The remembrance of Atlantis in Europe. The Light of Christ.
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    • middle of the Atlantean epoch that the true human form appeared. In
    • external bodily form immediately expressed it, therefore man appeared
    • not the same form as that in which they appeared in past ages, for
    • appeared in Egyptian art. This was a spiritual repetition of what had
    • souls who principally incarnated in Egyptian bodies remembered the
    • man acquired the form he now possesses. Through this he became more
    • Atlantean epoch he was sufficiently matured for the outer world to
    • one portion entered into a condition of hardening earlier, another
    • is still to be found today, and which may in some way be compared with
    • this condition may be compared with that of sleep. Now we must clearly
    • — left the earth; after which man gradually matured until able to
    • as a fact, just as earlier the physical sun forces had appeared.
    • appeared? They had to remind him of his ancient home on the Sun, and
    • that they prepared man for freedom, prepared him to receive the Christ
    • appeared to him by day in a physical body. These were beings
    • Europe, and they recalled them when they uttered the names Wotan,
    • of these memories had appeared; this was about the time when the
    • The object of spiritual science, and of all that can be acquired as
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VIII: Mans connection with the various planetary bodies. The earth's mission.
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    • You will have already gathered from what has been said that in
    • planets of our solar system be compared with another in respect to its
    • the predecessor of our earth, worked at first unwisely; the
    • forth from pralaya, and the earth appeared, they brought with them the
    • discovered in recent times; it was an accomplishment of human
    • Moon period; how at that time wisdom warred against un-wisdom, and how
    • Just as wisdom was implanted in our predecessors on the ancient Moon,
    • offered as a free gift. Only by such a separation as has come about in
    • individual ego, can the sympathy of love be offered as a free gift
    • Man could only be prepared for this mission gradually, and we see how
    • of his own, he was gathered into groups that were related by blood by
    • strong liberating force everything that gathered mankind into families
    • whole matter to be considered occultly we should see that each planet
    • something to these beings about the colour red they would not know
    • his gaze left the object the image of it would also have disappeared,
    • When picture consciousness is acquired through occult development and
    • occult development, to inspired consciousness. This
    • tone-consciousness, and cannot be compared with picture-consciousness.
    • morning comes. When conscious of this he is Inspired, and is capable
    • How dust scattered upon a disc assumes certain figures as the result
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture XI: The progress of man. His conquest of the physical plane in the post-Atlantean civilizations. The beginning and up-building of the 'I am.' The chosen people.
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    • gradually acquired his present form; we will now extend our study of
    • everything was more or less blurred; and when at night he left his
    • sought embodiment in Atlantean bodies) entered into a certain
    • man they were still inwardly connected with him; they inspired him and
    • we are tired because all day long we have been destroying them.
    • earth. To put it crudely, it will be bred here, and through their
    • among the Atlantean gods some who suffered hunger, if we may so
    • those who were best prepared to pass through an advanced development.
    • further development it should have been pictured in ancient Europe as
    • but in Europe personal bravery and personal excellence were considered
    • proceeded from the spiritual world and having entered into the
    • most. In its place they had acquired something else, something that
    • sacred memory, and that their strength depended upon this firm core
    • The longing to fly from the physical world into which they had entered
    • now entered, which we see spread out around us, is merely illusion; it
    • all that was material, and how, if man desired to seek the divine he
    • regarded the physical plane as something real. It no longer appeared
    • the physical plane; they did not study it as yet, but they considered
    • might redeem matter. He worked into the physical world gradually; he
    • A further advance had been made; sensible matter was now considered as
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture X: The reflection in the fourth epoch of mans experiences with the ancient Gods and their way of the Cross. The Christ-Mystery.
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    • In the last lecture we learnt that man had gradually conquered the
    • to understand that the physical world into which he had entered is the
    • sleep. We saw that in the Atlantean epoch he perceived only blurred
    • outlines when awake, but that divine spiritual beings appeared before
    • So far we have considered the destiny of man during his life between
    • From the moment during the Lemurian epoch when he entered for the
    • not only during sleep but also after death — man entered a world
    • appeared who had first given true content to his life, regarding whom
    • world and the more the rudiments of the ego had entered into him, the
    • those who were referred to by the Greeks as Zeus, and by the Germanic
    • highest, Archangels, and only when man had prepared himself in this
    • though tinted by passing through coloured glass, so the Christ-form
    • Sun-Spirit who thus appeared with waning strength, because man was
    • civilization, and in each of them appeared the remembrance of earlier
    • person appeared before his judge, who weighed his deeds. If these were
    • found to be worthy he might, through the merit acquired in the
    • when he was still clairvoyant, disappeared, especially in the period
    • We know that remnants of ancient clairvoyance endured up to the later
    • him as a sacrificial offering that which as love he had acquired in
    • individuality known as Sig appeared for long after the Atlantean
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture XI: The reversing of Egyptian remembrance into material forms by way of Arabism. The harmonizing of Egyptian remembrance. The Christian impulse of power in Rosicrucianism.
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    • endeavoured, as far as time permitted, to sketch the various events of
    • has conquered the physical world in a unique and harmonious way.
    • Everything that appeared later had been first prepared for; this was
    • stored up for themselves. In that far off age humanity was not left to
    • this conjured forth that “combination of bearings” that led
    • sacred ceremonial vessels of the Egyptians into the modern
    • desired, we could follow this up in many details; we could follow it
    • of initiation. Then it appeared to him. But the important thing is
    • progressed so far that the Sphinx appeared to him. What was it that
    • then appeared before his eyes? He beheld something incomplete
    • unanswered questions, in all statements that revolve round
    • unanswered questions.
    • appeared in the central epoch of post-Atlantean evolution Who has cast
    • more, and if desired we could discover many more instances of Egyptian
    • Egyptian remembrances he pictured even his gods in animal forms,
    • place; what would have happened? We considered a like descent in the
    • entered alongside the comprehension of what was spiritual. This
    • occurred first in Greece. Up till then opposition between science and
    • to the man of the present day, was to him a sacred wisdom with a
    • philosophy of Kant, where science and belief are completely sundered.
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    • today facts are referred to, which lie somewhat remote from
    • astronomical phenomena in a way which differed essentially
    • base their ideas upon what they have acquired from an
    • being exact, while they hit upon the most incredible
    • sort that is first white on the outside and red inside. We
    • now red outside and white inside
    • consideration on the red surface and on the white, so that
    • arise merely in the process of inversion. When the red side
    • depicted by the red, the outside by the white
    • what I depicted by the red comes to the outside. This is
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    • only point to a saying of Goethe's, uttered out of a certain
    • went on evolving. There was a stage when men pictured that
    • the center of the Earth, and transferred it to the center of
    • reduce to simple lines and curves these complicated apparent
    • Then the complicated planetary curves are reduced to simple
    • Universe is thus pictured in purely mathematical curves or in
    • third is ignored. This third axiom is lightly brushed aside
    • What kind of life predominates in the Tropical? There it is
    • considered with regard to the yearly course. I will not say
    • unfortunately, Science as a rule leaves unconsidered.
    • said, felt most inspired to poetry, to the writing of his
    • Byron this was reversed. Schiller preferred to write his
    • to which I have also referred to in the course of today's
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    • put it so, into a point; it becomes centered in itself.
    • look at another complex of facts, referred to yesterday. With
    • will begin to work from the standpoint offered us in the
    • way the men of ancient times pictured that the movement of
    • gesture. Where the Moon appeared, the Moon-sphere was making
    • altered. The simple. statement: “The Planets move in
    • time squared — time to the second power! We shall yet
    • squared’ But you can realize that to speak of time to
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    • bear when, from the little that lay before him, he discovered
    • from subsequent deductions in which the special predilections
    • as to whether the single germ-cell was prepared out of the
    • the standpoint of Mathematics. It appeared that at one point
    • those encountered by anyone who studies Mathematics. In
    • later editions of this book, the word is rendered
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    • other things there recently appeared a certain divergence of
    • beginnings of which we must leave vague and unexplored; then
    • considered as isolated within man, apart from the rest of the
    • It becomes ordered through an activity which works from
    • ordered according to its own laws, and we ourselves bring
    • place of man's being we have the ordered Cosmos
    • (The world ‘ordered
    • arguments as to whether the Cosmos is really ordered or not,
    • un-ordered Cosmos, considering all that comes into
    • how the process of fertilization is entered into in quite
    • that we are here confronted by an unordered Cosmos —
    • un-ordered at least to begin with, so far as we are
    • then , is the ordered Cosmos; it only presents itself to our
    • our intellectual understanding. We have this ordered Cosmos
    • see now at the other pole — that of the unordered
    • ideation (the continuation of the ‘ordered
    • is to the ordered Cosmos of Astronomy in just the same
    • death, within the single life of the individual. Considered
    • never understand what thus appeared in the historic evolution
    • proceeded from such a feeling. The impulses must be acquired
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    • used in a rather different sense than today) declared that
    • Quite a short time before, it simply would not have occurred
    • keen sensation of the red and yellow regions of the spectrum.
    • for otherwise the pure phenomenon will be obscured. Take only
    • entered deeply into a living inner experience of the
    • Macrocosm whom they revered. Man felt himself about as far
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    • World-picture until this question has been answered.
    • should then be prepared, really to see what the phenomenal
    • feeling of being given up to, surrendered to the world around
    • transferred by analogy to the other senses. If you look for
    • mathematically ordered. We shall find other contents in the
    • attention to such things. The theory of evolution has entered
    • desired end.
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    • considered the apparent movement of the starry Heavens as a
    • here see prefigured in the plant world, what I was just
    • life of the planetary system! We are in a strange predicament
    • anything most recently discovered is seized on to explain
    • to be switched over to the centrifugal; they compared it all
    • happens to have been discovered is quickly seized on as a
    • found, — it is “discovered” to be a
    • inspired as he was by a deep feeling for Nature.
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    • branches. And now we have pictured the circle in such a way
    • deception is introduced. It cannot be pictured fully in real
    • know that we have there the transition of colour from red to
    • towards the red; whereas in the spectrum obtained by Goethe
    • peach-blossom in the middle and then again red on the one
    • the red, which stretches to the left. They meet in the
    • they refer to the whole way in which man is membered into the
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    • metamorphosis as it appeared first in the work of Goethe and
    • think of the whole celestial sphere as being mirrored in the
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    • considered the movements of the fixed stars, let us now ask
    • it so that the projection of the lower part appeared
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    • have just referred to, we have to recognise in the Sun's
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    • pondered on such things at all, this work-conception —
    • and in the Fifth post-Atlantean Epoch it is re-conquered. In
    • system was adhered to with a certain tenacity throughout the
    • of royalty declared: Had God asked his advice at the Creation
    • left unconsidered, is that man's very seeing of the world,
    • entertained even more vividly by his predecessors. The
    • the effect: I have stolen the sacred vessels of the Egyptian
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    • mathematical or kindred figures what has in fact been
    • immersed. Only the air is still very coarse, compared to the
    • another aspect to which I have referred before, namely the
    • body of man compared to the creatures of the remaining
    • happens, in this formation of man as compared to the animal?
    • alternation: Sun-influence predominant, Earth-influence
    • predominant in turn. Plant-nature therefore is alternately
    • individual one. Yes, it is there in all men, scattered as
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    • Copernican theories in forming our pictured synthesis of the
    • measured distances from two fixed points, and so that the
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    • questions are such as cannot be answered at all with the
    • between those movements that may legitimately be considered
    • one is more tired than the other — taking account of an
    • only you are prepared to extend your observation to wider
    • earth, and our fatigue, — becoming tired. Now we go
    • tired is, as I said, a symptomatic concomitant of movement
    • tired if we have only lived the life-long day while doing
    • taking place when we just get tired, without our bringing it
    • acquired admirable skill in using them in their one-sided
    • aspect, — only when we are prepared, in the widest
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    • Earth. I referred to the phenomena of fatigue occurring in
    • reduced to a single force. Think it through thoroughly and
    • censured if one puts forward what is not simple enough. Yet
    • evolution of mankind suffered a certain break in the life of
    • telescopes and measured angles. Yet it is the way, the only
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    • friends, as compared with positive matter negative matter is
    • us, — that can indeed be mastered by our cognition.
    • You may take one of those blue or red toy balloons and
    • of Color for some time the man declared himself a strict
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    • world. You know how frequently I have referred to all that can be said in
    • It appeared immediately after the world war with the somewhat pretentious
    • have foregathered, who in separate articles have written remarkable
    • scientist of the day. He feels impelled, however, like others bred in the
    • what he puts forward too is not without significance when considered from
    • science, or anthroposophy, we have for some time considered to be the
    • today, but true thinking. After the gentleman in question has declared
    • — as once was the case in the all-embracing gnostic systems offered
    • to point in detail to all that now is referred to just in passing; and
    • outgrown the education to be acquired in his family, when to this must be
    • should never be offered any knowledge that is the result of scientific
    • this is considered from the social point of view, people might say that I
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    • every stage of instruction and guidance our education has suffered
    • ideas on education have suffered under something that up to now we have
    • there are innumerable questions which will have to be answered by: Is it
    • which, for example, help to reduce the time to be expended on any
    • discovered. The moment any proposal is made for this reduction simply out
    • symptom, to which I have often referred here, showing how dreadfully
    • thing of this kind is said it may perhaps be considered paradoxical; it
    • which has been allowed to develop; but today it is admired as being
    • is a clear concept of what has impaired man's habits of thinking and
    • to build it up again in the nineteenth century. It foundered, under the
    • of spirit its characteristic stamp. It is all effaced, reduced to the
    • the lifo of the spirit has been lost; the sense of action has disappeared
    • and Romanoffs, could be ignored, for it was possible for these empires to
    • to the economic life. When the State is starved people are offered the
    • means. For everywhere among the declared ends and aims — this is
    • being. We have blotted out this knowledge and in its stead have acquired
    • referred here to an utterance, quoted in what I wrote on the social
    • question, of a most unassuming but cultured observer of life, Herman
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    • they lead to a certain thing being considered right by one man and wrong
    • most elementary things; you may perhaps have gathered this from the two
    • which today is very generally considered indispensable, something of
    • interfered with. This is something many people do not yet grasp, and lack
    • figured what is called philosophy. It is true that this was cultivated
    • opinion about human affairs in general. Today it is considered
    • has been unable to master what must be mastered. Anyone having experience
    • traditions do not hold sway for hundreds of years — as in
    • very proud and never tired of praising, namely, modem sociology. Now this
    • the soil of a free life of spirit. How it is to be deplored, my dear
    • Just imagine that conditions were such (I endeavored to deal with this in
    • organism. Today, were eastern culture to predominate, the earth would be
    • Were predominance to arise in the West, we should be dominated,
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    • before the whole world in the form which is considered correct.
    • for these activities are guarded in the soul as a most sacred
    • necessary to guard many things as a sacred, private possession
    • widespread misery in which it is today? Humanity has entered
    • considered reasonable in Central Europe today, you will find
    • of Spencer and others like him have entered the heads of those
    • be required to enable the child later to become a botanist or
    • question, i.e., of his predetermined Karma. This must come
    • which have been considered such a great advance, Germany has
    • peculiar nature of the knowledge which is acquired while the
    • ossification is reduced to the minimum in this part of our
    • may be that he has been warned by his creditors, or he may have
    • we, e.g., do not merely see redness but grow into it, how we
    • stretch out our astral body beyond this redness, pass over into



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