LECTURE ONE, 29 July 1916
Greetings to the builders working on the Goetheanum. Otto Weininger, a
decadent genius. Distorted pictures of imaginative knowledge.
LECTURE TWO, 30 July 1916
Two spheres of existence in nature and in man the realm of regularity
and the realm of irregularity. The ancient Hebrews' awareness of time.
Their Jubilee Year as the expression of formative powers of the soul.
LECTURE THREE, 31 July 1916
The duality of human nature the heavenly and the earthly
aspects of man. Uranus and Gaia. Influences of one incarnation on the
next. Metamorphoses of the body.
LECTURE FOUR, 5 August 1916
The human organism, results of prenatal formative powers. The dual
nature of man. The powers behind the existence of the body as
expressed pictorially by the body and as expressed in a
draughtsman-like fashion by the head. The relationship between the
three-foldness of human nature and knowledge, aesthetics and morality.
LECTURE FIVE, 6 August 1916
How a person grows into the three spiritual realms of wisdom, beauty
and goodness. How these shine down into the spiritual part of man.
Physiology of the imaginative psyche. Man in the spheres of morality,
aesthetic impulse and impulse towards truth.
LECTURE SIX, 7 August 1916
The transformation of the physical body into the head of the next
incarnation. The cosmic significance of human knowledge.
LECTURE SEVEN, 12 August 1916
The connection between the human being and the cosmos. The twelve
regions of the senses and the seven life processes.
LECTURE EIGHT, 13 August 1916
How twelve-foldness, seven-foldness, four-foldness and three-foldness
are mirrored. Pathological experiences of the soul (Carl Ludwig
Schleich). Thinking backwards as a preparation for spiritual
experience (Christian von Ehrenfels).
LECTURE NINE, 15 August 1916
Enlivening the sense processes and ensouling the life processes.
Aesthetic enjoyment and aesthetic creativity. Logic and the sense for
LECTURE TEN, 21 August 1916
Loss of the ability to orient oneself in reality and the helplessness
of modern scientific criteria.
LECTURE ELEVEN, 26 August 1916
Memory and habit as metamorphoses of former spiritual experiences that
were subject to Luciferic and Ahrimanic influences.
LECTURE TWELVE, 27 August 1916
How thoughts are engraved into the substance of the cosmos and the
consequences following from this.
LECTURE THIRTEEN, 28 August 1916
The allocation of the whole human form to the cosmos. Technical
discoveries and the human physical organisation. Collisions between
thinking that accords with reality and thinking that is in opposition
to reality. How occultism wanders into false paths.
LECTURE FOURTEEN, 2 September 1916
Metamorphoses of the twelve sense zones through Luciferic and
LECTURE FIFTEEN, 3 September 1916
The reorganisation of the seven life processes by Luciferic and
Ahrimanic powers. Francis Bacon inaugurates materialism and the
science of idols.