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  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • and so on. It is, however, extraordinarily difficult to speak about
    • extraordinarily difficult to follow up, even with the science of
    • widespread cultural impulse that was derived from this Asiatic,
    • even in the culture of Greece.
    • Greek culture with all their beauty, proceeded, as already said, from
    • Luciferic preponderated in certain currents of cultural development of
    • increasing force into what they find so difficult to realize —
  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • and so on. It is, however, extraordinarily difficult to speak about
    • extraordinarily difficult to follow up, even with the science of
    • widespread cultural impulse that was derived from this Asiatic,
    • even in the culture of Greece.
    • Greek culture with all their beauty, proceeded, as already said, from
    • Luciferic preponderated in certain currents of cultural development of
    • increasing force into what they find so difficult to realize —
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • the transition from the Greek culture to the Roman-Latin culture, that
    • value as sounds. In Greek culture we still have a name for the first
    • the Greek to the Latin culture something living in speech, something
    • to what is Roman-Latin — men of culture became estranged from the
    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • like a cultural dream which men approach through their own revelations
    • Occult Science.
    • understand how, in passing from the Greek to the Latin culture,
    • abstraction took hold of European culture and thus resulted in the
    • language was for a long time the language of the cultural elite. What
    • Greek culture, there lies something that may be expressed as follows:
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • the transition from the Greek culture to the Roman-Latin culture, that
    • value as sounds. In Greek culture we still have a name for the first
    • the Greek to the Latin culture something living in speech, something
    • to what is Roman-Latin — men of culture became estranged from the
    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • like a cultural dream which men approach through their own revelations
    • Occult Science.
    • understand how, in passing from the Greek to the Latin culture,
    • abstraction took hold of European culture and thus resulted in the
    • language was for a long time the language of the cultural elite. What
    • Greek culture, there lies something that may be expressed as follows:
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • tasks required spiritually of our contemporary culture.
    • signified an advance in human cultural life which can be compared to
    • them to ethical, social, and all other aspects of cultural life.
    • concerns man but which is most difficult to investigate for that very
    • itself. They are not miraculous qualities; they are faculties which we
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • rejected just because it appears at the dawn of human culture, before
    • back on early cultural epochs — for instance, to the time when people
    • explained into contemporary culture? Why, no differently than natural
    • felt in human culture today in the same way as the new natural
    • research. Studying ancient pre-Christian cultures from the viewpoint
    • Although the exoteric cultures of earlier times did not allow people
    • Christianity. Anyone familiar with modern culture will find that it is
    • our cultural life today. Spiritual science is in full agreement with
    • wants to present itself to culture in the same way that the loyal
    • conviction to contemporary culture. It knows that truly religious
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • tasks required spiritually of our contemporary culture.
    • signified an advance in human cultural life which can be compared to
    • them to ethical, social, and all other aspects of cultural life.
    • concerns man but which is most difficult to investigate for that very
    • itself. They are not miraculous qualities; they are faculties which we
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • rejected just because it appears at the dawn of human culture, before
    • back on early cultural epochs — for instance, to the time when people
    • explained into contemporary culture? Why, no differently than natural
    • felt in human culture today in the same way as the new natural
    • research. Studying ancient pre-Christian cultures from the viewpoint
    • Although the exoteric cultures of earlier times did not allow people
    • Christianity. Anyone familiar with modern culture will find that it is
    • our cultural life today. Spiritual science is in full agreement with
    • wants to present itself to culture in the same way that the loyal
    • conviction to contemporary culture. It knows that truly religious
  • Title: Note: Bhagavad Gita and the Epistles of St. Paul
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    • This short course of lectures is, without exaggeration, an occult or
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture I: The uniform plan of World History. The Confluence of three spiritual streams in the Bhagavad Gita.
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    • Anthroposophical Society wishes to be for the newer culture should not
    • cultivation of the personality. We may say that we can see in the
    • culture of the second; not as something historically great, not as
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • so-called “Newest thing in Occult Science,” and what is said
    • that is said in my pamphlet, The Occult Significance of
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture II: The basis of knowledge of the Gita, the Veda, Sankhya, Yoga.
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    • of what was drawn straight from occult science than by such methods as
    • added our present method of occult investigation) worked more through
    • be a man who preferably cultivates his soul and spirit, so that every
    • influenced by the weight of his physical body, to whom it is difficult
    • Christian Middle Ages. We turn our gaze from what the older cultures
    • If one wished today really to combine science with occult principles,
    • culture, the principle which once upon a time reigned as the spiritual
    • however, upon occult principles; for one may quite relevantly say that
    • blood, as I have shown in my book, The Occult Significance of
    • consideration which is the basis of the pamphlet, The Occult
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture III: The union of the three streams in the Christ Impulse, the Teaching of Krishna.
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    • account of his external activity had cultivated Manas; then according
    • difficult for thee to behold, in which thou hast just seen Me, that is
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture IV: The nature of the Bhagavad Gita and the significance of the Epistles of St. Paul. How the Christ Impulse surpasses the Krishna Impulse.
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    • extremely difficult to extract their deep meaning. Yet it is
    • difficult, and anyone who merely makes an external comparison will
    • may say the legend directly reproduces an occult fact. That is what
    • from the depths of occultism. We then experience what this tree brings
    • The Occult Significance of Blood — we must say that the
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture V: The spiritual nature of Maya. Krishna - the Light-Halo of Christ. The Risen One.
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    • is in a certain sense public. Not that there is no longer any occult
    • science in our day, but it cannot be considered occult simply because
    • it is not printed or spread abroad. There is plenty of occult science
    • It is rather difficult to form a right conception of this but we must
    • Occult Science
    • only now possible to mankind from the basis of occult science. St.
    • wish to learn anything of occult facts consider all visions as being
    • was, so to say, cherished and cultivated in the mysteries, and was
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • we come — as you know from the book Occult
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • death by cunning means. There are reasons which induce certain occult
    • Emperor Julian certain occult societies guarded their secrets so
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • faculty of judgment, comes into the world of thought, so, when we
    • assess the difficulties that will have to be overcome before the
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • cultivation of Paul's declaration, “Not I, but Christ in me.”
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • December to the 6th of January. From her biography it seems difficult
    • sentient world and we must read the occult signs that present this
    • cleanse Western culture of the luciferic remnants and in part we must
    • Looking to the West and especially to American culture, a different
    • American culture is to explain everything from external appearance.
    • how the culture of the West is seized by the ahrimanic principle, and
    • a Romance culture about their nationality affects the ether body by
    • can understand this contradiction only through occult observation. On
    • the Turkish element, yet occult vision, perceiving this struggle from
    • occult perception who is working artistically on the building in
    • difficult to understand. When
    • is to be cultivated. Recently, a good and faithful colleague aged
    • remarks about Central European culture that one could imagine. The
    • science. Our spiritual science must cultivate souls on this earth who
    • ‘Occult Science’”
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • cultivation of Paul's declaration, “Not I, but Christ in me.”
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • December to the 6th of January. From her biography it seems difficult
    • sentient world and we must read the occult signs that present this
    • cleanse Western culture of the luciferic remnants and in part we must
    • Looking to the West and especially to American culture, a different
    • American culture is to explain everything from external appearance.
    • how the culture of the West is seized by the ahrimanic principle, and
    • a Romance culture about their nationality affects the ether body by
    • can understand this contradiction only through occult observation. On
    • the Turkish element, yet occult vision, perceiving this struggle from
    • occult perception who is working artistically on the building in
    • difficult to understand. When
    • is to be cultivated. Recently, a good and faithful colleague aged
    • remarks about Central European culture that one could imagine. The
    • science. Our spiritual science must cultivate souls on this earth who
    • ‘Occult Science’”
  • Title: Lecture: Introductory Lecture. Winter Session, 1911-1912
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    • year — in spite of great difficulties — we were able to prepare three
    • Probation will indicate to you that occult observations, just as
    • to take a larger hall. But there is a difficulty there too. As you all
    • the space, and so on, for the cultivation of spiritual knowledge.
    • domains of life, and in the occult life too, is brought home in Course
    • which it would have been difficult to visit in the near future. In
    • this mysterious Individuality, all the occult truths gathered in the
    • occult ideal: There is in reality only one true form of occultism. To
    • occultism would make as much sense as to distinguish between Eastern
    • one kind of problem falls more readily into the sphere of occultism in
    • the East and another into that of occultism in the West. Everything
    • for years as the Appearance of Christ, is the result of the occult
    • esoteric schools, the European centres of occultism. All that has been
    • for the occult investigations which have continued in the West from
    • light to be shed on these things by occultism in the West. So far as
    • can be known from outside, the trend of occultism pursued in the East
    • thousands of years. In India and in Thibet, wonderful occult teachings
    • particularly interested in occult research concerning the Being of
    • cultivation of Universal Brotherhood! There are many such societies
    • and every normal, thinking person will approve of the cultivation of
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  • Title: Lecture: Evidences of Bygone Ages In Modern Civilisation
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    • characteristics and faculties of the Atlantean epoch still survived,
    • occultism as belonging, not to the progressive races, but to the
    • All this indicates that what may be surmised from a study of occult
    • those laws of which knowledge can be acquired only along the occult
    • material culture. The treasures of wisdom will come into their own
    • concerning the Krishna- or Brahman-culture, or the ancient
    • Zoroastrian culture. In the older civilisations there was, naturally,
    • the spiritual culture of the West — to such an extent indeed, that it
    • mentality, spiritual treasures will pour from Chinese culture, and
    • products of such culture cannot be grasped by the pedantic thought
    • culture which arose on the soil of the ancient Chinese civilisation.
    • things that have passed over into Chinese culture from Atlantean
    • acquired in Christian culture in such a way that it will have to be
    • bygone ages it constituted the spiritual culture of our Earth. But
    • every epoch has its own mission, and that of Western culture is to
    • Post-Atlantean, Christian culture has imparted to the soul. Weaklings,
    • culture and a firm footing on the soil resulting from evolution
    • it was an example of the fact that occultism and earnest spiritual
    • striving for occult knowledge can be true, genuine and sincere ...
    • further the development of the occult life! And the fact that we would
  • Title: Lecture: 'Chance' and Present-day Consciousness. An Easter Meditation
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    • will be difficult to realise that even in what is, apparently, quite
    • difficult always to see through maya; when people are deeply imbedded
    • to teachings concerning a spiritual world although it is not difficult
  • Title: Lecture: The Forces of the Human Soul and Their Inspirers. Kalewala: The Epic
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    • over the globe and also of its deep roots in the culture of the
    • occultism, with this remarkable poem of the Finns — who are
    • presented today, biblical and other records clearly based upon occult
    • “Kalewala,” has a special and unique occult significance. My
    • acquired purely through occult research and occult observation
    • Occult research was the only source consulted. And now, because our
    • friends in the Finnish Section desired me to speak of the occult
    • closely, and with occult means, it becomes apparent that these three
    • occult truths restores to the traditions of religion, which rest upon
    • occult foundations, their ancient value and meaning. Man received
    • them, there is occult content which can be rediscovered today, just as
    • occult content can be rediscovered in Homer's Iliad, in the
    • the realm of occultism, shines forth in Imaginations deriving from
    • been born at the same time as Christian culture among the other
    • peoples of Europe: for Christian culture arose long after clairvoyance
    • brought into play by Christian culture. This is something quite
    • people, a number of occult Imaginations. If we follow the matter in
    • occult content of the Folk-Epics, with particular reference to the
    • the whole world of culture are turning to it. In what is the most
    • the Holy Rishis of India, culture “flowed” as it were,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Idea of Reincarnation and Its Introduction Into Western Culture
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    • THE IDEA OF REINCARNATION AND ITS INTRODUCTION INTO WESTERN CULTURE
    • epoch of culture, he does not vanish from the field of evolution, but
    • The First Post-Atlantean epoch of culture after the great Atlantean
    • due course, by an ascent. Graeco-Latin culture, for instance, was a
    • Oriental culture and Christianity (not Pagan or even ancient Hebrew
    • culture) — a difference which becomes clear when insight into
    • which, up to now, Christianity has paid little heed. Oriental culture
    • Oriental teachings. As a result of this, Oriental culture contains
    • And now compare this with characteristic features of western culture.
    • one incarnation to another, whereas western culture has been little
    • we beginning — having acquired in western culture a gauge as it
    • existence which Oriental culture accepts as a matter of course,
    • I spoke of what occult research reveals concerning this
    • only say that in the light of occult knowledge, Elijah was one who
    • being described in the light of occult knowledge.
    • — in the characters of an “occult script,” as it might
    • “occult script.”
    • although, to begin with he was not understood. Occult investigation
    • Occult investigation finds that in Elijah, in John the Baptist, in
    • glimpses of a future when a spiritual culture will spread peace
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mission of the Earth
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    • It would be difficult today to find anyone in civilised Europe who has
    • certain period of Greek culture. In the works of Aeschylus, what we
    • begin to philosophise in the world of Graeco-Latin culture. And a
    • difficult to maintain in true and right perspective, this concept of
    • whatever to do. That is a point where the culture of our day abandons
    • point to the fact that in the Fourth Post-Atlantean epoch of culture,
    • We look at the Fourth Post-Atlantean epoch of culture and perceive,
    • Movement and then it would not be possible to cultivate the true
    • “Second Logos” and that we are said to be cultivating a
    • other country; we are said to be cultivating a “narrow”
    • culture of humanity and the conviction that this Impulse has lived its
    • whatever moral strength and power of conscience has been cultivated by
  • Title: Lecture: The Signature of Human Evolution The Advancing Individuality
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    • culture, lying as it does in the middle of the Post-Atlantean period,
    • Gothic architecture gives the keynote. This is an occult fact. It is
    • epoch, that of ancient Persian culture, will be recapitulated in the
    • of ancient Indian culture, will be recapitulated — not, of
    • worlds of Divine Spirit, was present not only in the culture which
    • upon which there has been much reflection and upon which occult
    • to light by occult investigation. Nearly all the peoples who have left
    • men, culture was inspired, paramountly, by the human ether-body;
    • during the ancient Persian epoch, culture was inspired by the astral
    • Spirit-Self will gradually be imbued into culture. In that development
    • gradually unfolded but, strangely enough, the faculty for gazing into
    • the ancient Persian epoch, the faculty of looking outwards into the
    • with a faculty which tells him of the outer world, clouds the bright
    • culture — those who were living now during the Second Post-Atlantean
    • fancy, but an occult fact. It is clear, therefore, that the Greeks
    • into Western Culture) dealt with this subject. Western culture, the
    • beginnings of which were mingled with the ancient Hebrew culture, has
    • the physical plane between birth and death; Western culture cannot
    • aspiration, for it is a necessity in the evolution and culture of the
    • work that it is difficult to imagine him rising still higher or
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  • Title: Lecture: Consciousness, Memory, Karma
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    • until your death. It will not be difficult to realise that what you
    • not be Man. A being who did not unfold the faculty of memory belonging
    • would possess the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing, but
  • Title: Lecture: Form-creating Forces
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    • earlier periods of culture, outer marks of race will be much less of a
    • that just as there was one leading race in each of the culture-epochs
    • distinguished by physical attributes. The ancient Indian culture was
    • borne and sustained by a leading race; so, too, was the culture of
    • already today it is apparent that culture, instead of being borne by
    • Spiritual Science that culture — a spiritual culture — must
    • beings belonging to the Sixth epoch of culture — for they, in the
    • culture without distinction of race, colour, and so forth, it will not
    • cherish groundless hopes of a future culture emanating from one
    • fundamental character of the Sixth epoch of culture, is no kind of
    • can only be actually discovered by occult research. This evidence can
    • And so it is the task of occultism — if one may speak of
    • occultism having such a task at the present time — to provide objective
    • actually be discovered only through occult research, they can be
    • the human being. The ideal vantage-point is that the occult teacher is
    • Earth-existence as brought to light by occult research, will not speak
    • It is all-important to realise that the faculties of man have
    • Occultism reveals still more clearly how the several streams of
    • culture are gradually converging into one; but as they converge, they
    • must be recognised and identified. The very operations of occult
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  • Title: Lecture: Contents
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    • Western Culture. The Heralding of Christianity.
  • Title: Lecture: Foreword
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    • Steiner in his lectures often makes it difficult to arrange certain
    • the spirit of true occultists of all ages who make a link with the
    • main they were connected with the occult despotism — for so
    • succumb to the failings into which occult societies so easily lapse
  • Title: Lecture: Lecture 1
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    • the Culture-streams of Ancient
    • ancient Egypt during Egyptian cultural epoch, that the same souls are
    • cultural monuments that they see again today. The same souls that
    • changed. Before ancient Egypt there were still other cultures. By
    • means of occult research we can see much further back into the gray
    • We may assume that when quieter times set in, special cultural
    • a region of central Asia, and from that point cultural colonies were
    • and had its own culture. Paying due heed to what was already present,
    • these colonists founded the first post-Atlantean culture. This was
    • final echoes of a very early Indian culture that was directed by
    • culture of a unique kind, and we today can form only a feeble idea of
    • Indian culture.
    • After this culture there followed another, the second cultural epoch
    • flowed and the Persian culture arose. Long did the Indian culture
    • land of the Nile, the culture that is comprised under the four names,
    • culture arose in Asia Minor and northern Africa, and reached its
    • the other, in the Egyptian culture.
    • the Greco-Roman culture, which dawns with the songs of Homer and goes
    • the first period, that of the Indian culture, we will find that this
    • first culture later recrudesces in a new form in the seventh period.
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    • first cultural epoch of this period will repeat itself in the last,
    • the seventh; how the Persian culture will repeat itself in the sixth;
    • and how the Egyptian culture, which will occupy us during the next few
    • period. Of the fourth culture, the Greco-Latin, we were able to say
    • connections in the cultures of the post-Atlantean time, which follows
    • seventh culture of the fifth epoch will find its conclusion. These are
    • approach to the repetitions. When in the realm of occultism we speak
    • of such repetitions, saying that the first cultural epoch repeats
    • If we wish to understand the cultural epochs more clearly, we must
    • unconsciousness. For the occultist, this is really not so much a lack
    • see him pass through the cultural epochs of the post-Atlantean time;
    • Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian, the Greco-Latin culture, and our fifth
    • culture. What, above all things, had man lost? He had lost something
    • the etheric dust or points, and the five cultural periods of the
    • first post-Atlantean culture recapitulated in the spirit what had
    • Now let us look at the second cultural period. In the principles of
    • In the third cultural epoch, man had to say to himself, “In me
    • cultural periods. What took place during sleep in the Atlantean time
    • Yesterday we examined the relations of the single cultures of the
    • reflected in the religious views of these cultures.
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    • the holy pre-Vedic Indian culture, in its philosophical conceptions,
    • second cultural period, the old Persian, as a philosophic-religious
    • ancient Indian, Persian, and Egyptian cultures. If we want to form a
    • true picture of the religious experiences of these ancient cultures,
    • whole of Atlantean culture was destroyed immediately after the great
    • having retained a high degree of clairvoyant ability. This faculty did
    • his pupils deep into Asia and thence fructified the other cultures,
    • Asia, whence the great cultural streams could flow into the most
    • Northern India was the first country to receive its new cultural
    • little groups of cultural pioneers nowhere found un-populated
    • Egypt, whenever the different post-Atlantean cultures appeared,
    • religious ideas which for that age are less advanced, less cultivated;
    • described above, and into these images was poured the culture that was
    • In ancient India the Rishis guided the culture. We must try to
    • those who could develop their spiritual faculties learned to see more
    • deeply into the world-all, awakening the slumbering faculties so as to
    • proceeded the spiritual impulses of the various cultures. In order
    • is difficult. Thoughts can work on the etheric body today, and in the
  • Title: Lecture: Lecture 4
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    • the ancient holy Indian culture. This was the fruit of the Greek's
    • of the ancient holy Indian culture and had Manu for their own teacher.
    • crept into the naming of the planets. In all occult nomenclature, what
    • of the solar system. We find hints of this in many ancient occult
    • feel something of what flowed into this culture at that time. When the
    • culture, were transmitted to the following epochs, and were
    • the fourth post-Atlantean period, in the Greco-Latin culture. These
    • person with occult training knows that when the physical body
    • In the Egyptian culture there still reigned that principle which, in
    • great teacher of that first sublime culture. In the first
    • post-Atlantean culture it was the Rishis who brought the sublime
    • of higher Devachan. In the succeeding cultural periods, what was seen
  • Title: Lecture: Lecture 5
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    • various cultural periods of the post-Atlantean time. The deepest
    • earth were reflected in the Persian and Egyptian cultures. What
    • ensouled, inspirited, by the force of love. This is difficult for the
    • occultists are the only exception. One who reads a description of the
    • hurled out. Mighty catastrophes shook the earth, and for the occultist
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    • Facts of Occult Anatomy and Physiology.
    • In this Egyptian occult teaching we have a chapter of occult anatomy
    • as this was cultivated in an Egyptian mystery-school, insofar as man
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    • changes, this legend pervaded all the cults of Egypt as long as any
    • mysteries, but it is also accepted as true by the modern occultist of
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    • imagination, as some kind of goddess to whom a cult had been dedicated
    • here described was known in certain regions, the Nerthus cult existed.
    • way for real seeing is a symbol in the occult sense. A symbol is a
  • Title: Lecture: Lecture 9
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    • which could be called “facts of occult anatomy and
    • between the whole Egyptian cultural period, and our own time.
    • clairvoyant perception, together with the faculty of seeing the gods
    • even into the post-Atlantean cultures. At the time when Christianity
    • consciousness for the people of the first post-Atlantean culture, whom
    • into the souls of the people of the Indian culture in general, in the
    • Indian culture the time was past when he could see into the spiritual
    • post-Atlantean culture entertained little interest for what occurred
    • cultural period, out of which arose Zarathustra, the great pupil of
    • between the Indian and Persian cultures, we may say that a member of
    • the Persian culture felt the physical to be not merely a burden, but a
    • was taken by the members of the Persian culture. They hoped that the
    • of the Indian culture, who did not plant his feet in this way, would
    • cultural epoch, in the Egyptian-Babylonian-Assyrian-Chaldean culture.
    • me by occult vision, by initiation. When the initiating priest endows
    • the third cultural period. Man had progressed so far that for the
    • by piece our post-Atlantean cultures embodied their impulses in human
    • In all of this we have somewhat characterized the first three cultural
    • achieved in the fourth cultural period.
    • Boecklin's colors,** but all occult
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    • good use, despite the assertion of modern cultural history that Greek
    • sloughed off all the cravings that he had cultivated through the
    • culture. Then we looked upon the gigantic pyramids and the other
    • culture, he felt himself more connected with physical matter, and he
    • continued, together with the acquisition of certain faculties with
    • such a view will never be able to give a cultural impulse. These are
    • present the real occult facts, and then try to understand the pictures
    • that have arisen out of the occult facts and have passed over into the
    • nothing to the occult facts, but leave this delicate embellishment to
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    • culture. It has been stated that the Indian period will repeat itself
    • gods with animal heads. Therefore from an occult view it was quite
    • implanted the faculty of intelligence in men, and in portraying him they
    • patient. A great treasure of occult wisdom in the domain of medicine
    • one-sided way. The true occultist will never be one-sided. How often
    • can proceed from occultism. If there were no campaigns against the
    • fifth cultural periods.
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    • the present cultural epoch. We have seen how, in this Greco-Latin
    • culture, a marriage was achieved between spirit and matter in Greek
    • tragedy, sought to portray his own union with this epoch of culture.
    • If in the succeeding time the progress of culture had continued in the
    • but the spirit had not been lost. The normal course of culture would
    • culture thereafter. It showed the way to the overcoming of matter. It
    • Now the various cultures did not come to abrupt ends. The essence of
    • the Indian culture remained, although it underwent a change. It was
    • preserved alongside the following cultures. In the continuation of the
    • Indian culture that was contemporaneous with the Egyptian, something
    • accepts the standpoint of occultism.†
    • person. For the occultist spiritual experiences are entirely valid,
    • world, and cultivate in the physical world what he had inherited from
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    • Lecture 6 ... The influence of Osiris and Isis. Facts of occult
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    • self-knowledge so difficult? Man is very a complicated being. If we
    • occult investigation to our aid. Here another polarity confronts us
    • purely external way, for we know that we can wake in the occult sense
    • Why is this the case? Occultism shows us that in respect of his will
    • concepts and ideas; or we may become more highly moral, more cultured
    • individuals, but we can do nothing as regards the will. By cultivating
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • The occult observer is able to see a continual streaming from outside
    • only knew how badly they betray themselves to occult observation when
    • described today as the result of the most scrupulously careful occult
    • No word shall be said here against the great advances made by culture
    • now be operative in human culture and its concerns. Men will thereby
    • constructive forces into human culture and civilisation.
    • whereas today men must build with broken fragments. All the culture of
    • evolution we shall learn to assess our culture at its true value. We
    • to establish it is very difficult.” Why is this? Because no
    • which, as in so much else, Oriental Occultism and Mysticism alone give
    • Anthroposophy. The cultivation of Anthroposophy thus becomes a duty;
    • many questions. Self-knowledge is difficult because man is such a
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    • self-knowledge so difficult? Man is very a complicated being. If we
    • occult investigation to our aid. Here another polarity confronts us
    • purely external way, for we know that we can wake in the occult sense
    • Why is this the case? Occultism shows us that in respect of his will
    • concepts and ideas; or we may become more highly moral, more cultured
    • individuals, but we can do nothing as regards the will. By cultivating
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • The occult observer is able to see a continual streaming from outside
    • only knew how badly they betray themselves to occult observation when
    • described today as the result of the most scrupulously careful occult
    • No word shall be said here against the great advances made by culture
    • now be operative in human culture and its concerns. Men will thereby
    • constructive forces into human culture and civilisation.
    • whereas today men must build with broken fragments. All the culture of
    • evolution we shall learn to assess our culture at its true value. We
    • to establish it is very difficult.” Why is this? Because no
    • which, as in so much else, Oriental Occultism and Mysticism alone give
    • Anthroposophy. The cultivation of Anthroposophy thus becomes a duty;
    • many questions. Self-knowledge is difficult because man is such a
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    • the nineteenth century. Or else they have been cultivated in the way
    • eighteen-seventies. This cultural sleep of the bourgeoisie could
    • is this: To endow man with the full faculty of the Spiritual Soul. You
    • instill, to implant into his evolution the faculty for the Spiritual
    • Soul. I say once more, the faculty for the Spiritual Soul —
    • “An Outline of Occult Science.”
    • faculty of the Spiritual Soul.
    • the Spirit: which from henceforward must fertilise all cultural life,
    • It can scarcely be denied — if we cultivate the symptomatic
    • Needless to say, every branch of culture has many different branches
    • the faculty to perceive men pictorially. You have already heard the
    • is to cultivate this understanding of his picture-nature, and thus to
    • arise a faculty to feel and apprehend in man, even as we meet him, his
    • mid-European culture of the nineteenth century, with essays on the
    • future. Men must acquire the faculty to perceive the inner gesture in
    • ruts, and that is what makes it so very difficult to speak of such
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    • the nineteenth century. Or else they have been cultivated in the way
    • eighteen-seventies. This cultural sleep of the bourgeoisie could
    • is this: To endow man with the full faculty of the Spiritual Soul. You
    • instill, to implant into his evolution the faculty for the Spiritual
    • Soul. I say once more, the faculty for the Spiritual Soul —
    • “An Outline of Occult Science.”
    • faculty of the Spiritual Soul.
    • the Spirit: which from henceforward must fertilise all cultural life,
    • It can scarcely be denied — if we cultivate the symptomatic
    • Needless to say, every branch of culture has many different branches
    • the faculty to perceive men pictorially. You have already heard the
    • is to cultivate this understanding of his picture-nature, and thus to
    • arise a faculty to feel and apprehend in man, even as we meet him, his
    • mid-European culture of the nineteenth century, with essays on the
    • future. Men must acquire the faculty to perceive the inner gesture in
    • ruts, and that is what makes it so very difficult to speak of such
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    • present culture. A renewing of responsibility, a deepening of man's moral
    • become selfless. This is a duty of our present culture to the future.
    • near future we may offer certain occult proofs of these facts in order to
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    • present culture. A renewing of responsibility, a deepening of man's moral
    • become selfless. This is a duty of our present culture to the future.
    • near future we may offer certain occult proofs of these facts in order to
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    • begins to make his own faculty of judgment felt, comes only at the
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    • begins to make his own faculty of judgment felt, comes only at the
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    • Yet of course it must appeal to faculties of cognition which are quite
    • different from faculties which are recognized today. I spoke about the
    • evolution of these super-sensible faculties of knowledge in the previous
    • faculties through which the spiritual world is manifested just as the
    • the spiritual world. Because he has developed certain faculties, the spiritual
    • that the results obtained by the developed faculties of the spiritual
    • faculties of erect posture, of speech, of thought and memory, and finally the
    • faculty of perceiving the super-sensible element acting in both man and
    • and after the fourteenth year of human life. This and similar difficulties can
    • development of our own faculties is something that concerns ourselves,
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    • Yet of course it must appeal to faculties of cognition which are quite
    • different from faculties which are recognized today. I spoke about the
    • evolution of these super-sensible faculties of knowledge in the previous
    • faculties through which the spiritual world is manifested just as the
    • the spiritual world. Because he has developed certain faculties, the spiritual
    • that the results obtained by the developed faculties of the spiritual
    • faculties of erect posture, of speech, of thought and memory, and finally the
    • faculty of perceiving the super-sensible element acting in both man and
    • and after the fourteenth year of human life. This and similar difficulties can
    • development of our own faculties is something that concerns ourselves,
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    • highly than the occult teacher. The instructor of mystical and
    • word but in a spiritual sense. While the occult teacher need not know
    • occult teacher acquires this knowledge. They will be discussed in
    • level of inner development and require careful observation. The occult
    • is not without consequences and the occult teacher must know how to
    • Still a third aspect must be considered. No occult teacher will ever
    • awaken the slumbering soul faculties; let them arise out of the inner
    • times when, it must be understood, occult instruction was only taught
    • in occult schools. Such instruction is still being given out in occult
    • from the great book of occult schooling. A person who makes use of
    • important aspects of soul life, through commercial channels. Occult
    • confronts man. Precisely because so many so-called occult methods
    • undertakes occult training, his aura becomes increasingly definable.
    • difficult to cast aside in our civilization, namely, the urge to learn
    • difficult to attain an uncritical attitude, but understanding must
    • and everyone is required and this is what is meant with higher, occult
    • chance to gain occult powers. Every moment during which a person
    • three levels toward spiritual awakening. The three stages of occult
    • faculty of expressing himself in the spirit realm. What I have had to
    • say today might be considered as difficult to understand by some, and
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    • highly than the occult teacher. The instructor of mystical and
    • word but in a spiritual sense. While the occult teacher need not know
    • occult teacher acquires this knowledge. They will be discussed in
    • level of inner development and require careful observation. The occult
    • is not without consequences and the occult teacher must know how to
    • Still a third aspect must be considered. No occult teacher will ever
    • awaken the slumbering soul faculties; let them arise out of the inner
    • times when, it must be understood, occult instruction was only taught
    • in occult schools. Such instruction is still being given out in occult
    • from the great book of occult schooling. A person who makes use of
    • important aspects of soul life, through commercial channels. Occult
    • confronts man. Precisely because so many so-called occult methods
    • undertakes occult training, his aura becomes increasingly definable.
    • difficult to cast aside in our civilization, namely, the urge to learn
    • difficult to attain an uncritical attitude, but understanding must
    • and everyone is required and this is what is meant with higher, occult
    • chance to gain occult powers. Every moment during which a person
    • three levels toward spiritual awakening. The three stages of occult
    • faculty of expressing himself in the spirit realm. What I have had to
    • say today might be considered as difficult to understand by some, and
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    • is difficult to speak of such a unique and deeply significant subject
    • An Outline of Occult Science
    • The experiences of mankind in ancient cultures — in those of Egypt
    • youth or old age, so in these cultures mankind's experiences were not
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • We need only compare the experiences of mankind in our present culture
    • cultures. We need only point to our mighty and admirable technical and
    • Men in ancient cultures faced the world as a child does. The child's
    • point in his life and to cultivate up until his death a soul-spiritual
    • These mysteries, which existed in every culture and which to some
    • cultic rites intended to transform the everyday life of soul, these
    • that is most difficult to understand even now. When man attempted to
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    • is difficult to speak of such a unique and deeply significant subject
    • An Outline of Occult Science
    • The experiences of mankind in ancient cultures — in those of Egypt
    • youth or old age, so in these cultures mankind's experiences were not
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • We need only compare the experiences of mankind in our present culture
    • cultures. We need only point to our mighty and admirable technical and
    • Men in ancient cultures faced the world as a child does. The child's
    • point in his life and to cultivate up until his death a soul-spiritual
    • These mysteries, which existed in every culture and which to some
    • cultic rites intended to transform the everyday life of soul, these
    • that is most difficult to understand even now. When man attempted to
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    • Occult Science,
    • published by a Cingalese, an Indian of Ceylon, The Culture of Souls
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    • Occult Science,
    • published by a Cingalese, an Indian of Ceylon, The Culture of Souls
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    • “AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE,”
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    • “AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE,”
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    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • occult facts. In this case we must recognize the existence and efficacy of
    • and to cultivate the habit of drawing the letters. The point here is that
    • cultivated from early youth, it is, perhaps, not quite so useful in later
    • body. When a man cultivates an awareness of his gestures and
    • The cultivation of the will, as we may call it, is most important. I have
    • involved. This is really difficult to apply in life. When a man has lied to
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    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • occult facts. In this case we must recognize the existence and efficacy of
    • and to cultivate the habit of drawing the letters. The point here is that
    • cultivated from early youth, it is, perhaps, not quite so useful in later
    • body. When a man cultivates an awareness of his gestures and
    • The cultivation of the will, as we may call it, is most important. I have
    • involved. This is really difficult to apply in life. When a man has lied to
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    • meet this request. However, it is difficult to be brief, especially about this
    • world to find out everything, while it is difficult if one has to work in
    • will not be a problem. But it is difficult in the face of the prevalent,
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    • meet this request. However, it is difficult to be brief, especially about this
    • world to find out everything, while it is difficult if one has to work in
    • will not be a problem. But it is difficult in the face of the prevalent,
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    • in the Atlantean epoch would so have developed his whole life-culture
    • to influence the culture of Egypt, taught the people to revere that
    • humanity to think in thoughts, this faculty not being aroused in man
    • upon our present faculty of memory as a preparatory stage, many of us
    • perceptive faculty will then arise in man and his ordinary memory,
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    • in the Atlantean epoch would so have developed his whole life-culture
    • to influence the culture of Egypt, taught the people to revere that
    • humanity to think in thoughts, this faculty not being aroused in man
    • upon our present faculty of memory as a preparatory stage, many of us
    • perceptive faculty will then arise in man and his ordinary memory,
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    • and cultivate in them the spiritual treasure to which we dedicate our
    • spiritual progress of humanity, might ask if we could not cultivate
    • human beings who want to cultivate the more intimate side of spiritual
    • say to ourselves that by the cultivation of spiritual science we
    • the culture of the ancient Indian period of civilization. This was
    • the Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian period of culture, then the
    • has, on the one side, to cultivate a particular form of culture and of
    • culture.
    • Persia was prepared; within the ancient Persian culture, that of the
    • post-Atlantean epoch must prepare the coming sixth epoch of culture.
    • of the sixth epoch of culture. Thus it has been in each of the
    • which the form of external life belonging to the next epoch of culture
    • whom other things were cultivated than those cultivated in the outer
    • world. The ancient Indian epoch was concerned with the cultivation of
    • the human etheric body, the ancient Persian epoch with the cultivation
    • culture in the sixth epoch its content and character, must be prepared
    • in advance. Many characteristics of the sixth epoch of culture will be
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • culture in the sixth epoch, will be a certain moral quality. Little of
    • the most highly cultured will not only feel pain such as is caused
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    • and cultivate in them the spiritual treasure to which we dedicate our
    • spiritual progress of humanity, might ask if we could not cultivate
    • human beings who want to cultivate the more intimate side of spiritual
    • say to ourselves that by the cultivation of spiritual science we
    • the culture of the ancient Indian period of civilization. This was
    • the Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian period of culture, then the
    • has, on the one side, to cultivate a particular form of culture and of
    • culture.
    • Persia was prepared; within the ancient Persian culture, that of the
    • post-Atlantean epoch must prepare the coming sixth epoch of culture.
    • of the sixth epoch of culture. Thus it has been in each of the
    • which the form of external life belonging to the next epoch of culture
    • whom other things were cultivated than those cultivated in the outer
    • world. The ancient Indian epoch was concerned with the cultivation of
    • the human etheric body, the ancient Persian epoch with the cultivation
    • culture in the sixth epoch its content and character, must be prepared
    • in advance. Many characteristics of the sixth epoch of culture will be
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • culture in the sixth epoch, will be a certain moral quality. Little of
    • the most highly cultured will not only feel pain such as is caused
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    • agricultural methods, artificial fertilizers and lengthy delays
    • fears aroused by our industrialized agriculture, the individual
    • Faculties, however, that enable him to be actively engaged in
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    • agricultural methods, artificial fertilizers and lengthy delays
    • fears aroused by our industrialized agriculture, the individual
    • Faculties, however, that enable him to be actively engaged in
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    • center of the view found in the cultic rituals performed by the priests in
    • community is facing a difficult year, that all our forces must be gathered
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    • center of the view found in the cultic rituals performed by the priests in
    • community is facing a difficult year, that all our forces must be gathered
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    • more particularly in regard to culture and the life of the soul. We find
    • has been an ideal in all civilizations, in all ages of human cultural
    • Now we must come to ancient Greece, and the time when Greek culture was
    • on earth, and you must therefore take upon yourself the difficulty of
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    • more particularly in regard to culture and the life of the soul. We find
    • has been an ideal in all civilizations, in all ages of human cultural
    • Now we must come to ancient Greece, and the time when Greek culture was
    • on earth, and you must therefore take upon yourself the difficulty of
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    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science,
    • occult powers, but the same force that enables us to take an interest in
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    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science,
    • occult powers, but the same force that enables us to take an interest in
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    • Now we need not give a full description of these cultural stages, but
    • Many present difficulties and much that is chaotic around us in our
    • can from an occult perspective be seen to govern our life. When we
    • belief that people can master everything with the faculties they have
    • truly more and more difficult because the anti-social forces are
    • the so-called difficult ideas of economics can be gained if the
    • difficult considerations of economics, in the areas of capital and
    • that it would be difficult in our time for people to develop
    • us? How can we cultivate the social element, this interest of man in
    • again within our soul, this is a faculty which is decreasing week by
    • faculty for the other is something that must enter into pedagogy and
    • faculty in us if, instead of striving after the immediate sensations
    • him. For this reason it is so very difficult to acquire the activity
    • each time. According to true occult science, nothing can be done by
    • always be cultivating them afresh. This is just as it should be
    • therefore a question of training ourselves in this faculty — through
    • cultivate the social instinct and impulses in us by looking back upon
    • inherited faculties. Because the English-speaking peoples have been
    • especially prepared for the cultivation of the Consciousness Soul they
    • is in the West, and can indeed be best cultivated as a quality among
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    • Now we need not give a full description of these cultural stages, but
    • Many present difficulties and much that is chaotic around us in our
    • can from an occult perspective be seen to govern our life. When we
    • belief that people can master everything with the faculties they have
    • truly more and more difficult because the anti-social forces are
    • the so-called difficult ideas of economics can be gained if the
    • difficult considerations of economics, in the areas of capital and
    • that it would be difficult in our time for people to develop
    • us? How can we cultivate the social element, this interest of man in
    • again within our soul, this is a faculty which is decreasing week by
    • faculty for the other is something that must enter into pedagogy and
    • faculty in us if, instead of striving after the immediate sensations
    • him. For this reason it is so very difficult to acquire the activity
    • each time. According to true occult science, nothing can be done by
    • always be cultivating them afresh. This is just as it should be
    • therefore a question of training ourselves in this faculty — through
    • cultivate the social instinct and impulses in us by looking back upon
    • inherited faculties. Because the English-speaking peoples have been
    • especially prepared for the cultivation of the Consciousness Soul they
    • is in the West, and can indeed be best cultivated as a quality among
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    • signify for men of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch of culture. He
    • civilisation. For when we envisage this brilliant culture of the
    • culture was devoid of spirit. What is meant here, of course, is spirit
    • the whole period of Middle European culture of which I spoke
    • He himself was not capable of this, for culture in his day could give
    • of culture there is no real grasp of the spirit, no experience of it
    • must be said that this culture was empty of spirit. And because of
    • stream of culture: men were unable to perceive, to divine, the
    • happen only in an epoch when scientific thinking impinges on a culture
    • Greek culture which enables the soul-quality of the spirit to pulsate
    • restrictions by cultivating a form of spiritual life fundamentally
    • of an alien form of culture. This Greek culture was a cover for the
    • infantile disease, from ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture
    • juristic culture was fitting and appropriate. Then this same juristic
    • transplanted from ancient Rome into the sphere of Middle European culture,
    • gets ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture measles’, if one
    • bearers of this middle-class culture, which reached its culmination in
    • souls, the bearers of this culture were seeking for the spirit without
    • realm of Greek culture! They learnt Greek in their intermediate
    • inculcation of Greek culture. No spiritual life belonging
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    • signify for men of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch of culture. He
    • civilisation. For when we envisage this brilliant culture of the
    • culture was devoid of spirit. What is meant here, of course, is spirit
    • the whole period of Middle European culture of which I spoke
    • He himself was not capable of this, for culture in his day could give
    • of culture there is no real grasp of the spirit, no experience of it
    • must be said that this culture was empty of spirit. And because of
    • stream of culture: men were unable to perceive, to divine, the
    • happen only in an epoch when scientific thinking impinges on a culture
    • Greek culture which enables the soul-quality of the spirit to pulsate
    • restrictions by cultivating a form of spiritual life fundamentally
    • of an alien form of culture. This Greek culture was a cover for the
    • infantile disease, from ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture
    • juristic culture was fitting and appropriate. Then this same juristic
    • transplanted from ancient Rome into the sphere of Middle European culture,
    • gets ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture measles’, if one
    • bearers of this middle-class culture, which reached its culmination in
    • souls, the bearers of this culture were seeking for the spirit without
    • realm of Greek culture! They learnt Greek in their intermediate
    • inculcation of Greek culture. No spiritual life belonging
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    • in sacred ritual and cult, they revealed to the people the true nature
    • An Outline of Occult Science, Rudolf Steiner Publishing Co.
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    • in sacred ritual and cult, they revealed to the people the true nature
    • An Outline of Occult Science, Rudolf Steiner Publishing Co.
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    • occasions that the Spiritual Science cultivated at the Goetheanum has
    • cultural renditions that change and develop, but man's life of soul is
    • stand firm in extremely difficult and perplexing situations in Life?
    • can say is that man is on the way to freedom. By cultivating
    • groundwork of our whole education and culture — one thing stands out
    • contradistinction to what Kant recognised as the human faculty of
    • Faculties of cognition, which in ordinary life, and in the pursuit also of
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    • occasions that the Spiritual Science cultivated at the Goetheanum has
    • cultural renditions that change and develop, but man's life of soul is
    • stand firm in extremely difficult and perplexing situations in Life?
    • can say is that man is on the way to freedom. By cultivating
    • groundwork of our whole education and culture — one thing stands out
    • contradistinction to what Kant recognised as the human faculty of
    • Faculties of cognition, which in ordinary life, and in the pursuit also of
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    • exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling and willing.
    • is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling
    • outer culture. A civilization that is filled with ugly machines, with
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    • exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling and willing.
    • is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling
    • outer culture. A civilization that is filled with ugly machines, with
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    • faculty existing to-day, which in its approach to the outer world
    • Thus what sprang as science from an ancient culture, and was still
    • “Occult Science”
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    • Thus what sprang as science from an ancient culture, and was still
    • “Occult Science”
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    • cultural standpoint, from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, of the
    • our culture, for today this is simply a fact. There are opponents to
    • normal educational preparation this is really not to difficult, but
    • abilities, they have for the most part overcome all the difficulties.
    • cultural history and hold to what has always been said — that
    • cultures, or at primitive peoples, and one has only to follow the
    • which demands for them in the political and cultural context the same
    • the entire cultural progress that has been brought forth by this
    • culture. One looked at it differently in every way. This is not said
    • question is a product of our present culture and can be posed only
    • culture has become, in the greatest sense, a male culture
    • culture, and it is simply the quality and nature of this culture that
    • everything that was studied in the university faculties, there
    • time through the whole nature of our culture.
    • solve the questions of Life and co-operate in all the cultural
    • culture (Geisteskultur) has otherwise produced is but a trifle.
    • believe nothing of the so-called occult teachings, the so-called
    • areas of spiritual life, ancient culture, ancient religion; on all
    • testimony of those who have a higher faculty of perception, and who
    • certain latent faculties and who can thus see more than others. Their
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    • cultural standpoint, from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, of the
    • our culture, for today this is simply a fact. There are opponents to
    • normal educational preparation this is really not to difficult, but
    • abilities, they have for the most part overcome all the difficulties.
    • cultural history and hold to what has always been said — that
    • cultures, or at primitive peoples, and one has only to follow the
    • which demands for them in the political and cultural context the same
    • the entire cultural progress that has been brought forth by this
    • culture. One looked at it differently in every way. This is not said
    • question is a product of our present culture and can be posed only
    • culture has become, in the greatest sense, a male culture
    • culture, and it is simply the quality and nature of this culture that
    • everything that was studied in the university faculties, there
    • time through the whole nature of our culture.
    • solve the questions of Life and co-operate in all the cultural
    • culture (Geisteskultur) has otherwise produced is but a trifle.
    • believe nothing of the so-called occult teachings, the so-called
    • areas of spiritual life, ancient culture, ancient religion; on all
    • testimony of those who have a higher faculty of perception, and who
    • certain latent faculties and who can thus see more than others. Their
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  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • “Occult Science”),
    • feels how difficult it is to clothe these experiences in the words of
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    • modern man finds it very difficult to understand that the first men
    • “Occult Science”),
    • feels how difficult it is to clothe these experiences in the words of
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Of course, it is only with difficulty that Man can emancipate himself
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • true Occultists have in every age demanded from their disciples the
    • laws, then mayest thou become a student of Occult Science”
    • Gnostics and all Occultists conceive mathematical science as an
    • We must attain the faculty to speak of the realms of Life and Soul,
    • In this way important indications have been set for Occultism. Even
    • the mathematics of the infinitely small; nevertheless to the Occultist
    • No one can become an Occultist who is not able to accomplish within
    • from those who wished to become his disciples. But the Occultist who
    • has grasped what the advanced Occultist is able to perceive in higher
    • the words of the Occultist must at first seem devoid of all meaning.
    • for the Occultist who will raise himself to the higher worlds with
    • in a semi-conscious longing. The Occultist and the Mystic live in the
    • When the Occultist, who starts from a point of view like that of
    • thought was really tending towards true Occultism. This is known to
    • through this, that the gates of Mysticism and Occultism are thrown
    • heights of sense-free perception. This is the Occultist. Just as the
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    • Of course, it is only with difficulty that Man can emancipate himself
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • true Occultists have in every age demanded from their disciples the
    • laws, then mayest thou become a student of Occult Science”
    • Gnostics and all Occultists conceive mathematical science as an
    • We must attain the faculty to speak of the realms of Life and Soul,
    • In this way important indications have been set for Occultism. Even
    • the mathematics of the infinitely small; nevertheless to the Occultist
    • No one can become an Occultist who is not able to accomplish within
    • from those who wished to become his disciples. But the Occultist who
    • has grasped what the advanced Occultist is able to perceive in higher
    • the words of the Occultist must at first seem devoid of all meaning.
    • for the Occultist who will raise himself to the higher worlds with
    • in a semi-conscious longing. The Occultist and the Mystic live in the
    • When the Occultist, who starts from a point of view like that of
    • thought was really tending towards true Occultism. This is known to
    • through this, that the gates of Mysticism and Occultism are thrown
    • heights of sense-free perception. This is the Occultist. Just as the
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    • by the preceding phase of cultural development; the Renaissance
    • would be difficult to trace a concept of guilt in this meaning in any
    • Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish, because his
    • may have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
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    • would be difficult to trace a concept of guilt in this meaning in any
    • Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish, because his
    • may have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
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    • possible by the preceding phase of cultural development: the
    • difficult to find a concept of guilt in this sense in any of his
    • him. But in Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish,
    • have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
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    • difficult to find a concept of guilt in this sense in any of his
    • him. But in Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish,
    • have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
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    • the cultivation of Life but rather of the cultivation of the external
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • the cultivation of Life but rather of the cultivation of the external
  • Title: Man as a Being: Contents
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    • Ancient oriental culture based on the six upper senses. Western
    • culture based on the six lower senses. Aristotelianism in Christian
    • The faculty of memory and the capacity for love, though facts of
    • soul-life, belong to the bodily life. Faculty of ideation dependent
    • upon the formation of the head, faculty of memory upon the
  • Title: Man as a Being: Lecture 1
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    • Although to begin with it is more difficult to point to an organ for
    • civilisation, or culture, or refinement of taste has not developed so
    • promote culture is useless if its thought is full of confused ideas,
    • happens when you move your arm — not at least without a faculty
  • Title: Man as a Being: Lecture 2
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    • You see at once how difficult it is to make do with the rough and
    • difficulty — only by the survey of ever wider and wider
    • culture.
    • 325; there you have a period which it is very difficult to get to
    • >Oriental culture
    • culture. And you understand that culture best when you understand it
    • > Western culture
    • to designate as oriental culture what was first revealed through the
    • western culture. This western culture is in essentials derived from
    • in the Veda culture, the Yoga culture, must start from an
    • of the Anglo-American nature, of western culture.
    • Eastern Culture
    • Western Culture
    • A spirit specially representative of the rise of this culture is Lord
    • ancient cultures he talks nonsense; he knows nothing about them. That
    • characteristic of the emergence of a culture that corresponds with
    • — it was possible to live with the culture of the upper man, but
    • it will not be possible to live with the culture of the lower man. For
    • And it is the crucial test, not only of the value of modern culture,
  • Title: Man as a Being: Lecture 3
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    • You have on the one hand the faculty of memory, an important
    • The human faculty of memory must be understood entirely out of human
    • faculty of memory arises more out of the child's inward development,
    • difficulties in remembering; while on the other hand such children
    • perception, that the child forms concepts; but that the faculty of
    • Thus, when we see that the child's faculty of forming concepts, his
    • faculty of thought, depends upon his head-formation, we can also say
    • On the other hand, what develops in us as the faculty of memory
    • previous earth-life, and the other, the faculty of memory, he acquires
    • primarily for use between birth and death and which we cultivate in
    • and death, but that we have to develop a higher faculty which traces
    • and in which the faculty of memory plays an essential role. One can
    • in this the faculty of memory is at work, for one cannot easily learn
    • such a way as to reproduce what he has learnt unless a clear faculty
    • one hand you have the human being shaping his concept-forming faculty
    • with ideas. In short, in the life of ideas, in the faculty of
    • connection between the faculty of memory and the organisation outside
    • connection between the capacity for feeling and the faculty of memory.
    • the way the faculty of memory is derived. One only has to be capable
    • faculty of memory is active, to begin with, in growth.
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    • fraught with difficulty, because its conditions are so entirely
    • People to-day still find difficulty in acquiring knowledge of the
    • spiritual world. The difficulties would more or less solve themselves
    • difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is easy to
    • but difficult, because it demands scrupulous care on the part of the
    • occult fact. We shall find that precisely when we are speaking about
    • faculties; but when we think it over, we shall realise that it
    • developed clairvoyance, realise why it is so difficult for human
    • form of intercourse is exceedingly difficult. The dead are always
    • to enter the spiritual world. The concept is extremely difficult to
    • that a head-bone might be produced from it. It is a difficult concept
    • Space ”. It is an occult fact that in the spiritual world there
    • you may find it difficult to understand.
    • but older people are endowed with higher faculties of perception
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    • fraught with difficulty, because its conditions are so entirely
    • People to-day still find difficulty in acquiring knowledge of the
    • spiritual world. The difficulties would more or less solve themselves
    • difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is easy to
    • but difficult, because it demands scrupulous care on the part of the
    • occult fact. We shall find that precisely when we are speaking about
    • faculties; but when we think it over, we shall realise that it
    • developed clairvoyance, realise why it is so difficult for human
    • form of intercourse is exceedingly difficult. The dead are always
    • to enter the spiritual world. The concept is extremely difficult to
    • that a head-bone might be produced from it. It is a difficult concept
    • Space ”. It is an occult fact that in the spiritual world there
    • you may find it difficult to understand.
    • but older people are endowed with higher faculties of perception
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture I: The Egyptian period, and the present time.
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    • “Man” — a word we here wish to understand in its occult
    • own day. When we speak of Egyptian civilization in the occult sense we
    • their highly cultivated sense of beauty, and on the other hand in the
    • means of history and of occultism we can trace out that which took
    • place in ancient Egypt. We see how the threads of culture stretch from
    • When art still possessed occult traditions these mutually supporting
    • with stone; that which was already there occultly they filled with
    • mysterious occult currents are active also beneath, so that what is
    • — but your body held fast as a mummy. This fact had an occult
    • This ought to arouse a faint idea of the countless occult threads
  • 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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    • It is very difficult for the materialist thought of the present day to
    • principle of initiation it is very difficult nowadays to obtain
    • wisdom, more difficult than formerly, when the memory of ancient
    • is difficult; therefore we can understand that the sense-world seems
  • 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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    • milk. This is an absolutely occult fact. The sensation of the earth
    • abstraction. It is not so to the occult observer. To him the whole
  • 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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    • accordance with Rosicrucian occultism be called the Sons of Life
  • 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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    • something which, considered occultly, is substantial — namely,
    • and final conditions. It would be very difficult to describe the early
    • (in the occult sense), and everything within the Sun passed through
    • When we examine closely the course of human development and culture,
    • Occult observation reveals that in the beginning, when ancient Saturn
    • foundations of the human physical body. One who can occultly observe
  • 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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    • occult perception on his environment can express his feeling
    • symbol of the fish is a token of that which was cultivated within the
    • man is unaffected by culture, when we realize that the feelings we
    • fear of snakes, but this is by culture; but the fundamental feeling of
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VIII: Mans connection with the various planetary bodies. The earth's mission.
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    • way to form a clear idea of what in Spiritual or Occult Science is
    • observed occultly we see it as a body inhabited by man on which he
    • realize that a world-being like our sun has developed occultly from a
    • whole matter to be considered occultly we should see that each planet
    • Let us now turn to man. It is not difficult to imagine man as a
    • When picture consciousness is acquired through occult development and
    • occult development, to inspired consciousness. This
  • 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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    • another sense it is they who bestow it. It is difficult to picture
    • streams up to them, which man has produced. It is not difficult to
    • through occult development could rise in full consciousness to the
    • culture was founded under the influence of Initiates by means of
    • colonies. This was the wonderful awe-inspiring pre-Vedic culture, the
    • physical plane and can cultivate it here.” They paid attention to
  • 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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  • 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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    • place in one age of culture are by no means unconnected with the ages
    • Suppose that we represent here the seven consecutive cultural periods
    • relationship to the universe. In every realm of Greek culture we see
    • strengthened even more in these ideas by what occultism has to say
    • ancient Egypt, and had then occupied an important position in the cult
    • It is therefore very difficult for man at the present time to arrive
    • gained more material culture; but in order to gain this another
    • Taking the whole of modern culture, we have to see in it a memory of
    • Egyptian culture; Egyptian thought is reflected in it from its
    • The division in modern culture between science and belief did not
    • post-Atlantean culture was prepared for during the Atlantean epoch.
    • group of people, by whom the stream of culture was carried from West
    • passed into the Persian civilization. In the third cultural period,
    • the Old Testament, who had exactly that combination of faculties which
    • merely external faculty of judgment. Pure logical thought, mere human
    • human brain as its instrument; the cultivated brain makes logical
    • for external culture. It is only capable of comprehending what is
    • European culture has been gripped by materialism. We also see how the
    • striving, a mighty longing towards a cultural impulse? The Egyptians
    • culture will unite, a whole will be constructed, this time preferably
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Introduction by Marie Steiner
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    • flow into European culture, which since the Event of Christ had become
    • the faculty of spiritual perception, once given to man and now lost,
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    • Rudolf Steiner's death by the Agricultural Section at the Goetheanum
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    • these things would cause some difficulties if they were set forth
    • for occult vision not everything in man is in accord with his
    • to occultism but to Art. To comprehend the world in accordance with
    • are living at a stage of evolution when the faculty for grasping even
    • materialistic thinking can work to the benefit of the human faculties
    • needs to be cultivated. If there is no feeling of responsibility
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    • these things would cause some difficulties if they were set forth
    • for occult vision not everything in man is in accord with his
    • to occultism but to Art. To comprehend the world in accordance with
    • are living at a stage of evolution when the faculty for grasping even
    • materialistic thinking can work to the benefit of the human faculties
    • needs to be cultivated. If there is no feeling of responsibility
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    • feeling for the culture of middle Europe. Herman Grimm once said that
    • “Occult Science:”
    • regarded with horror; but it will have to be cultivated, if any real
    • faculty of judgment, is Experience, the totality of what one has
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    • feeling for the culture of middle Europe. Herman Grimm once said that
    • “Occult Science:”
    • regarded with horror; but it will have to be cultivated, if any real
    • faculty of judgment, is Experience, the totality of what one has
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    • produced within present day culture we may well say that about 99 per
    • part of general culture. The culture and education of mankind change
    • Outline of Occult Science,
    • needed: the evolution of human culture requires that Man should bring
    • with the greatest difficulty that they come to the point of resolving
    • part of general education and culture, as they were in ancient times.
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    • produced within present day culture we may well say that about 99 per
    • part of general culture. The culture and education of mankind change
    • Outline of Occult Science,
    • needed: the evolution of human culture requires that Man should bring
    • with the greatest difficulty that they come to the point of resolving
    • part of general education and culture, as they were in ancient times.
  • Title: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • the culture of the human mind was based issued from the
    • to be awakened during the age of the culture of the mind or intellect,
    • faculty of perceiving and experiencing spirituality in the world
    • of soul. This faculty of inwardly living perception functioned for a
    • awaken a faculty of the soul which will quicken in this shadowy
    • shadow-intellect that is characteristic of all modern culture has
    • the Ego is associated with the intelligence and the faculty of forming
    • the thinking faculty, and Jupiter is responsible for permeating the
    • The development of the faculty of thinking takes place essentially
    • We see, then, that the development of faculties situated primarily in
    • of the astral body in the human organism, with the faculty of thinking
    • and with the faculty of speaking.
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    • the culture of the human mind was based issued from the
    • to be awakened during the age of the culture of the mind or intellect,
    • faculty of perceiving and experiencing spirituality in the world
    • of soul. This faculty of inwardly living perception functioned for a
    • awaken a faculty of the soul which will quicken in this shadowy
    • shadow-intellect that is characteristic of all modern culture has
    • the Ego is associated with the intelligence and the faculty of forming
    • the thinking faculty, and Jupiter is responsible for permeating the
    • The development of the faculty of thinking takes place essentially
    • We see, then, that the development of faculties situated primarily in
    • of the astral body in the human organism, with the faculty of thinking
    • and with the faculty of speaking.
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    • the faculty of Love here upon Earth we have an echo of the living in
    • the middle man contains above all the artistic faculty of man, the
    • other faculties which we possessed in the pre-earthly life. For each
    • have seen, our bodily faculties: Walking, Speaking, Singing and
    • earth is a spiritual faculty; our earthly thinking is essentially
    • outstanding faculties of the body are transformations, metamorphoses,
    • of the spiritual. Then, in the soul, we have the outstanding faculties
    • faculty of sense-perception. Our seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting
    • ‘Occult Science,’
    • Indeed in my present way of life that would be immensely difficult.
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    • the faculty of Love here upon Earth we have an echo of the living in
    • the middle man contains above all the artistic faculty of man, the
    • other faculties which we possessed in the pre-earthly life. For each
    • have seen, our bodily faculties: Walking, Speaking, Singing and
    • earth is a spiritual faculty; our earthly thinking is essentially
    • outstanding faculties of the body are transformations, metamorphoses,
    • of the spiritual. Then, in the soul, we have the outstanding faculties
    • faculty of sense-perception. Our seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting
    • ‘Occult Science,’
    • Indeed in my present way of life that would be immensely difficult.
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    • Involution as they are Interpreted by Occult Societies: Berlin,
    • The significance of occult knowledge in promoting conscious
    • IN a series of lectures I have been speaking about occult
    • connected with occult science have initiated their members. Somebody may
    • unless they are to some extent familiar with the occult sciences. The
    • fruits of occult science do, of course, find their way out into the world
    • along many channels. A great deal of occult knowledge exists in the various
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • living roots in the ancient wisdom, and the occult knowledge once in their
    • and is cultivated as tradition. Selfless activity is, in very truth,
    • just so much consciousness goes with you into the other world. Occult
    • after all, involve this. It is difficult thoroughly to understand this rule
    • difficult for you to understand the following — Think of a child who
    • sight, remains. It will not be difficult for you to realise that in certain
    • of culture, science will have reached the stage where man will be able to
    • indicated will be within man's power when the occult truth that thought and
    • culture is a purely intellectual age, an age of egoism. The intellect is
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    • Involution as they are Interpreted by Occult Societies: Berlin,
    • The significance of occult knowledge in promoting conscious
    • IN a series of lectures I have been speaking about occult
    • connected with occult science have initiated their members. Somebody may
    • unless they are to some extent familiar with the occult sciences. The
    • fruits of occult science do, of course, find their way out into the world
    • along many channels. A great deal of occult knowledge exists in the various
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • living roots in the ancient wisdom, and the occult knowledge once in their
    • and is cultivated as tradition. Selfless activity is, in very truth,
    • just so much consciousness goes with you into the other world. Occult
    • after all, involve this. It is difficult thoroughly to understand this rule
    • difficult for you to understand the following — Think of a child who
    • sight, remains. It will not be difficult for you to realise that in certain
    • of culture, science will have reached the stage where man will be able to
    • indicated will be within man's power when the occult truth that thought and
    • culture is a purely intellectual age, an age of egoism. The intellect is
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    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • interminglings are difficult to unravel. We will try to follow the
    • This cultural civilizing process spread out radially from a point in
    • deserts. It was an eminently priestly culture, preparing a race of
    • in agriculture.
    • agriculture and vine-cultivation. These activities constituted a
    • of the Persians who are an agricultural people, in contrast to the
    • Medes who are not, and the tree indicates that the agricultural
    • agriculture.
    • culture, only here it was more a cult of locality than an
    • ancestor cult. There were sacred trees and, sacred caves. Cult was
    • result was the mixing of the Celtic with the Druidic Culture. The
    • reason why Druidic Culture had so much spirituality was because it was
    • the first having been to create religious culture, the task of the
    • second to create the foundations of material culture, and the task of
    • cultivating those things that proceed most definitely from personality
    • care by the spiritual guidance of the world. The ancient Rishi Culture
    • who assimilate Greek culture, destroy Jerusalem, go to Asia, and
    • from Ireland came to Germany, with a mixture of Druidic culture, Irish
    • secret cult. They said, “The Christ as presented by the Western
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    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • interminglings are difficult to unravel. We will try to follow the
    • This cultural civilizing process spread out radially from a point in
    • deserts. It was an eminently priestly culture, preparing a race of
    • in agriculture.
    • agriculture and vine-cultivation. These activities constituted a
    • of the Persians who are an agricultural people, in contrast to the
    • Medes who are not, and the tree indicates that the agricultural
    • agriculture.
    • culture, only here it was more a cult of locality than an
    • ancestor cult. There were sacred trees and, sacred caves. Cult was
    • result was the mixing of the Celtic with the Druidic Culture. The
    • reason why Druidic Culture had so much spirituality was because it was
    • the first having been to create religious culture, the task of the
    • second to create the foundations of material culture, and the task of
    • cultivating those things that proceed most definitely from personality
    • care by the spiritual guidance of the world. The ancient Rishi Culture
    • who assimilate Greek culture, destroy Jerusalem, go to Asia, and
    • from Ireland came to Germany, with a mixture of Druidic culture, Irish
    • secret cult. They said, “The Christ as presented by the Western
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    • the corresponding earthly faculty; and in the Sun sphere, while the
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    • An Outline of Occult Science
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    • among persons of an idealistic turn of mind. The ordinary culture and
    • of the Higher Worlds,” “Occult Science” and others,
    • physical life we must be able to remember — for if the faculty of
    • different kind of activity. It is difficult to express in words
    • although this is decidedly more difficult. Then we come to the various
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    • therefore be surprised that those who are possessed of the faculty of
    • physical faculty of perception. It is also not physical; it is
  • Title: Supersensible Man: Lecture III
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    • are endowed with the faculty of spiritual vision will say: “Yes,
    • universe changes. The faculty of thinking, especially that abstract
    • spiritual world to the faculty of which the head is the instrument; it
    • Occult Science,
    • movements and the whole solar system and, finding it very difficult to
    • first and foremost the faculty of will that man possesses after death.
    • Earth, he possessed the faculty of love; but if, on Earth, he
    • Greek culture, continuing on into the Latin, when the Sun influences
    • exceedingly difficult to-day for the results of spiritual insight to
  • Title: Supersensible Man: Lecture IV
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    • spiritual faculties we possessed during earthly existence, we can
    • fallen right away. But the faculty of soul that enabled us to speak,
    • remnants of his faculty of speech. And this discordant element that is
    • faculty that emerges from the being of man with elemental power. It
    • faculty of memory that will be necessary in his life on Earth. The
    • of the faculty of human memory. And in the Jupiter sphere, all that
    • transformed on the path of return into the faculty to conceive human
    • splendour. It is difficult to find words to describe what the human
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    • silicious rock. Certain inner faculties of soul can, as it were,
    • faculties of soul have pressed forward to the stage of which I have
    • upright. The faculty of speech is denied to the animal, whereas man
    • the faculties of speaking and thinking begin to unfold in a little
    • of the universe! Then the faculties of speaking and thinking begin to
    • the unfolding of the child's faculties of walking, speaking and
    • faculties of walking, speaking and thinking in the little child, if
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • Occult Science. All such
    • Occult Science originate in the way just
    • Occult Science, the answer must be:
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. What is there
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. In that work I have, of
    • Occult Science is not as though one merely
    • with some difficulty, with something which they must conquer in
    • was there which has left a certain sense of difficulty, that
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    • Occult Science. All such
    • Occult Science originate in the way just
    • Occult Science, the answer must be:
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. What is there
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. In that work I have, of
    • Occult Science is not as though one merely
    • with some difficulty, with something which they must conquer in
    • was there which has left a certain sense of difficulty, that
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • was cultivated in the ancient Mysteries. Looking at this etheric body,
    • as warmth, light, and sound, and is thus difficult to describe —
    • phosphorescent light — the occult script corresponding to
    • with the help of an Archangel as intermediary, the faculty of
    • faculty the work of the Dynamis is in a sense dislocated, and
    • to which the great German thinker ascribed a conceptual faculty,
    • human faculty of speech into accord with its physical basis. In all
    • accord with the organs of speech. And now the faculty of Thought must
    • brought into harmony with the faculty of speech — in all this we
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    • was cultivated in the ancient Mysteries. Looking at this etheric body,
    • as warmth, light, and sound, and is thus difficult to describe —
    • phosphorescent light — the occult script corresponding to
    • with the help of an Archangel as intermediary, the faculty of
    • faculty the work of the Dynamis is in a sense dislocated, and
    • to which the great German thinker ascribed a conceptual faculty,
    • human faculty of speech into accord with its physical basis. In all
    • accord with the organs of speech. And now the faculty of Thought must
    • brought into harmony with the faculty of speech — in all this we
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    • of the great difficulty Rudolf Steiner experienced in reaching the
    • mantrams of such a cultic nature: The force with which they return is
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    • of the great difficulty Rudolf Steiner experienced in reaching the
    • mantrams of such a cultic nature: The force with which they return is
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    • culture of the present time will be able to deny that the theme of
    • — not by means of modern habits of thought, but with faculties
    • subsequent culture — the Gnosis called the ‘Christ.’
    • it will be particularly difficult for modern man to understand is
    • spiritually by means of the inner faculties of soul.
    • prepared through the ancient Hebrew culture that which later should
    • This was also the case in Indian culture, in Buddhism. The God of
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    • culture of the present time will be able to deny that the theme of
    • — not by means of modern habits of thought, but with faculties
    • subsequent culture — the Gnosis called the ‘Christ.’
    • it will be particularly difficult for modern man to understand is
    • spiritually by means of the inner faculties of soul.
    • prepared through the ancient Hebrew culture that which later should
    • This was also the case in Indian culture, in Buddhism. The God of
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    • into the culture of the present and immediate future. It will begin to
    • faculty of spiritual sight to awaken in a man. When his higher senses
    • impulses in the culture of the peoples.
    • phantasy and clairvoyant faculties, of legend and myth. Nor should we
    • This wisdom was mirrored in the ancient clairvoyant faculties of man,
    • faculties, then he is a Mystic — in every domain of life. No
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    • into the culture of the present and immediate future. It will begin to
    • faculty of spiritual sight to awaken in a man. When his higher senses
    • impulses in the culture of the peoples.
    • phantasy and clairvoyant faculties, of legend and myth. Nor should we
    • This wisdom was mirrored in the ancient clairvoyant faculties of man,
    • faculties, then he is a Mystic — in every domain of life. No
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    • I HAVE said on many occasions that at the time when medieval culture
    • Thus when medieval culture was at its prime, it was realised that
    • culture. If one had suggested to a Greek philosopher of the Athenian
    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • Now a change took place in Western culture between all that lived in
    • of the highest faculties of Initiation-wisdom.
    • Greek culture, had spread over into Italy and still further into
    • giving any idea of their significance. Naturally it is difficult for
    • difficult to imagine that anyone capable of writing such absurdities
    • wisdom because it was still cultivated in many places during the first
    • passed on to those whose faculties of knowledge had reached the stage
    • This requisite of spiritual culture was recognised everywhere in
    • abstraction had crept into Roman culture, a spirit no longer capable
    • — was to perpetuate the essence of Roman culture, to establish
    • Beings. As Christianity began to find its way into Roman culture, the
    • wisdom was superseded by dogma in the culture of the Roman world. And
    • realised that Roman culture was rapidly falling to pieces under the
    • sometimes difficult to believe beneath what thick layers the history
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    • I HAVE said on many occasions that at the time when medieval culture
    • Thus when medieval culture was at its prime, it was realised that
    • culture. If one had suggested to a Greek philosopher of the Athenian
    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • Now a change took place in Western culture between all that lived in
    • of the highest faculties of Initiation-wisdom.
    • Greek culture, had spread over into Italy and still further into
    • giving any idea of their significance. Naturally it is difficult for
    • difficult to imagine that anyone capable of writing such absurdities
    • wisdom because it was still cultivated in many places during the first
    • passed on to those whose faculties of knowledge had reached the stage
    • This requisite of spiritual culture was recognised everywhere in
    • abstraction had crept into Roman culture, a spirit no longer capable
    • — was to perpetuate the essence of Roman culture, to establish
    • Beings. As Christianity began to find its way into Roman culture, the
    • wisdom was superseded by dogma in the culture of the Roman world. And
    • realised that Roman culture was rapidly falling to pieces under the
    • sometimes difficult to believe beneath what thick layers the history
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    • LIFE and CULTURAL or SPIRITUAL LIFE. This need of a three-partition
    • fearful catastrophe of the great war, because of the difficulty which
    • this can only be grasped with greatest difficulty. How do these
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    • LIFE and CULTURAL or SPIRITUAL LIFE. This need of a three-partition
    • fearful catastrophe of the great war, because of the difficulty which
    • this can only be grasped with greatest difficulty. How do these
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    • “Occult Science”.
    • It is difficult to explain this word; it is a far more qualitative
    • always be available. It is difficult to travel about, at present.
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    • “Occult Science”.
    • It is difficult to explain this word; it is a far more qualitative
    • always be available. It is difficult to travel about, at present.
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • finally come to expression in accordance with the stage of culture
    • creations of art and of culture through the ages have many things to
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • such works of culture and of art as. we have received from the past,
    • Post-Atlantean epoch of culture. Outwardly, at any rate, very little
    • temples. This, of course, is a matter in which the help of occultism
    • culture and of Christianity, of the Mystery of Golgotha, although, to
    • give it. And after all, it is not difficult. The Emperor's
    • culture of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch. We do this in order to
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    • finally come to expression in accordance with the stage of culture
    • creations of art and of culture through the ages have many things to
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • such works of culture and of art as. we have received from the past,
    • Post-Atlantean epoch of culture. Outwardly, at any rate, very little
    • temples. This, of course, is a matter in which the help of occultism
    • culture and of Christianity, of the Mystery of Golgotha, although, to
    • give it. And after all, it is not difficult. The Emperor's
    • culture of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch. We do this in order to
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    • or less uncultured in their souls, — perceived in themselves
    • culture of that age, the question was. How did Christ enter into
    • times I gave you the faculty to remember your spiritual life, your
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    • or less uncultured in their souls, — perceived in themselves
    • culture of that age, the question was. How did Christ enter into
    • times I gave you the faculty to remember your spiritual life, your
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    • the relationship of man's faculty of speech to those Beings in
    • that are to be observed in man's faculty of speech.
    • connection, but not in respect of the faculty whereby the word
    • older faculty of Intuition they were standing within the world of
    • speech-forming faculty, he retains the Inspirations longer. Dates can
    • civilisation, a culture and a civilisation fired by what I recently
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    • the relationship of man's faculty of speech to those Beings in
    • that are to be observed in man's faculty of speech.
    • connection, but not in respect of the faculty whereby the word
    • older faculty of Intuition they were standing within the world of
    • speech-forming faculty, he retains the Inspirations longer. Dates can
    • civilisation, a culture and a civilisation fired by what I recently
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • Cultural Phenomena — Three Perspectives of Anthroposophy
    • Cultural Phenomena — Three Perspectives of Anthroposophy
    • world of the Pleroma. Faculties of an entirely different character
    • experience of kinship with the Pleroma, the faculty of individual
    • this connection, medieval culture and, above all, Scholasticism
    • faculty of thinking was turned to practical application in the
    • unfold an inner faculty in his soul, namely the faculty of thought.
    • development of certain definite faculties in one portion of the human
    • a veil. And in the case of which we are speaking, a decadent culture
    • into Western culture in its most characteristic form. As a matter of
    • East we see a culture which in the true sense is not culture at all
    • this cosmic background the faculty of thought in its pure form began
    • working of the faculty of pure reason now dawning in the human mind.
    • were being made to unfold the faculties of pure reason and a pure,
    • faculty of earthly thought and to establish a standard and technique
    • unfold the faculty of pure thought were gradually tinged with
    • Men must awaken those inner faculties of soul which once gave birth
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    • Cultural Phenomena — Three Perspectives of Anthroposophy
    • Cultural Phenomena — Three Perspectives of Anthroposophy
    • world of the Pleroma. Faculties of an entirely different character
    • experience of kinship with the Pleroma, the faculty of individual
    • this connection, medieval culture and, above all, Scholasticism
    • faculty of thinking was turned to practical application in the
    • unfold an inner faculty in his soul, namely the faculty of thought.
    • development of certain definite faculties in one portion of the human
    • a veil. And in the case of which we are speaking, a decadent culture
    • into Western culture in its most characteristic form. As a matter of
    • East we see a culture which in the true sense is not culture at all
    • this cosmic background the faculty of thought in its pure form began
    • working of the faculty of pure reason now dawning in the human mind.
    • were being made to unfold the faculties of pure reason and a pure,
    • faculty of earthly thought and to establish a standard and technique
    • unfold the faculty of pure thought were gradually tinged with
    • Men must awaken those inner faculties of soul which once gave birth
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    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • more difficult for the man of today than for the man of primeval
    • let occultism show its art!’ Well, it will do so the moment its
    • faculty, already in the physical world, always to see how the
    • difficulties through our own conduct — which difficulties find
    • physical world, although the faculties which are only to be acquired
    • the faculties we possess here in the physical world? The mineral
    • it is always difficult to describe these things correctly, and one
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    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • more difficult for the man of today than for the man of primeval
    • let occultism show its art!’ Well, it will do so the moment its
    • faculty, already in the physical world, always to see how the
    • difficulties through our own conduct — which difficulties find
    • physical world, although the faculties which are only to be acquired
    • the faculties we possess here in the physical world? The mineral
    • it is always difficult to describe these things correctly, and one
  • Title: Ancient Myths: Publishers Notes
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    • Occult Science, an Outline
    • Reincarnation and Karma, their significance in modern culture
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    • interconnected in their culture are the ancient Egyptians, the Greeks
    • belonging to the Egyptian culture. I have already called your
    • cannibalism, that they owed to him the plough, agriculture, the
    • Mercury, the Greek Hermes. A kind of Horus-cult, the cult of the son
    • moreover have been rather difficult to be sentimental over Zeus. Yet
    • ... now (in the Egyptian Osiris-culture) one can no longer look to a
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    • evolve the Imaginative faculties. The ancient clairvoyance exists no
    • as a normal faculty of the human soul. And men were aware that in the
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    • the Osiris cult — that is to say, a memorial service of
    • It is difficult to say
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    • culture, it was still plain and clear that when one spoke of
    • Egyptian culture, however, the mystery as a principle of the
    • Egyptian culture fell more into decadence the saying drifted into
    • might say that in the decadent age of Egyptian culture this was the
    • separates our post-Atlantean culture from the Atlantean culture, had
    • passed by, the first post-Atlantean culture-epoch arose. This
    • one can characterize this first, ancient Indian culture by saying
    • touch upon what underlay the original Indian culture — in that
    • post-Atlantean culture, the Cancer-culture, this insensitivity did
    • inwardly as something bodily. That was during the ‘Cancer-culture’;
    • world-conception of this first post-Atlantean culture-epoch. A man
    • post-Atlantean period, the Cancer-culture, mankind formed concepts
    • when the human being too is in the Cancer-culture. In a special way
    • to do with the second post-Atlantean culture-epoch, the original
    • Zarathustra culture. This Zarathustra culture turned towards the
    • a Thought-Culture. And so the Greco-Latin time, which as we have seen
    • thinking with reality. This head-civilization, this Aries-culture,
    • precisely through his head. It is particularly difficult today to
    • understand the Greek culture — that of the Romans became more
    • earth arose in this age essentially through a Mars-culture, a warlike
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    • deserved so well of Central European culture. Friedrich Schlegel
    • difficult to be enthusiastic over something that went on so and
    • is a trained Natural Scientist, standing in the difficult life of
    • difficult sentences, was inwardly gripped by the spirit. Only a few,
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    • difficult to understand. In reality they are not, in spite of the
    • fact that they sound as if they were difficult. They are only so for
    • from all the current ideas that we have today, that modern culture
    • astronomer says today, what our general culture today says about the
    • concepts may seem difficult today they will become something that one
    • of these things, however, in difficult concepts. For as long as
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    • culture knows that there will be a bad crop three to five years after
    • Occult Science.
    • whole cultural life becomes imbued with the principle that it should
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
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    • to these extra-earthly forces. What we call our mental faculty, our
    • if we, egotistically boasting of our “higher culture,”
    • view of a higher culture. These early inhabitants of America, the
    • As a result of their specially developed oriental culture, just this
    • culture, live now in American bodies. A part of these, I should say,
    • and there went through a culture which was not yet permeated by
    • tradition as spiritual culture and merely accepted as such through
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    • to these extra-earthly forces. What we call our mental faculty, our
    • if we, egotistically boasting of our “higher culture,”
    • view of a higher culture. These early inhabitants of America, the
    • As a result of their specially developed oriental culture, just this
    • culture, live now in American bodies. A part of these, I should say,
    • and there went through a culture which was not yet permeated by
    • tradition as spiritual culture and merely accepted as such through
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    • of sleep, into his physical existence. There are three faculties
    • Of the development of these three faculties people have usually quite
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • cannot walk, who has to acquire this faculty. The second is speaking,
    • and the third, thinking. One faculty may take precedence
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • follows that of speaking; the faculty to grasp also in thought what
    • correct point. Current ideas about this faculty are, as I said,
    • faculty of learning to walk. The differentiation testifies, in the
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • The second faculty, that of speaking, is also acquired by
    • a faculty that develops out of speech.
    • Occult Science
    • is one that is particularly observable in modern cultural life —
    • There is in the culture of the present day very little of what we
    • itself lacks idealism, then it is exceedingly difficult, during
    • Beings. And it is difficult for him, then, to have the inner
    • life, unfolded love for his fellow men — a faculty that belongs
    • work, namely, the Beings designated in Occult Science the Exusiai and
    • Occult Science
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    • of sleep, into his physical existence. There are three faculties
    • Of the development of these three faculties people have usually quite
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • cannot walk, who has to acquire this faculty. The second is speaking,
    • and the third, thinking. One faculty may take precedence
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • follows that of speaking; the faculty to grasp also in thought what
    • correct point. Current ideas about this faculty are, as I said,
    • faculty of learning to walk. The differentiation testifies, in the
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • The second faculty, that of speaking, is also acquired by
    • a faculty that develops out of speech.
    • Occult Science
    • is one that is particularly observable in modern cultural life —
    • There is in the culture of the present day very little of what we
    • itself lacks idealism, then it is exceedingly difficult, during
    • Beings. And it is difficult for him, then, to have the inner
    • life, unfolded love for his fellow men — a faculty that belongs
    • work, namely, the Beings designated in Occult Science the Exusiai and
    • Occult Science
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    • culture.
    • how all that unfolded in Greek culture since the age of Pythagoras
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • Greek culture as still remain extant, if we imagine that the Greeks
    • moulded. But a faculty of soul functioning with quickened instinct in
    • this faculty of instinctive Imagination man can perceive in outer
    • opinion about his capabilities and faculties; but if our ears are
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    • culture.
    • how all that unfolded in Greek culture since the age of Pythagoras
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • Greek culture as still remain extant, if we imagine that the Greeks
    • moulded. But a faculty of soul functioning with quickened instinct in
    • this faculty of instinctive Imagination man can perceive in outer
    • opinion about his capabilities and faculties; but if our ears are
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    • well how difficult it is to make Spiritual Science to some extent
    • intelligible to modern civilisation and culture, and I know, too, how
    • whole mode of thinking, the faculty of cognition, the power of
    • human faculty of remembrance, of memory. The ordinary consciousness
    • faculties of cognition operating in ordinary life and ordinary
    • faculties slumbering in the soul of which the ordinary consciousness
    • higher worlds only when these faculties have undergone due
    • it takes its start from faculties of ordinary life, but transforms
    • The first faculty to which the attention of the bona fide spiritual
    • This faculty of remembrance enables us to call up, either
    • the exercise of the faculty of memory and recollection. Anthroposophy
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • in this way, by means of certain exercises carried out by the faculty
    • faculty of thinking which comes to expression in ordinary memory, but
    • An Outline Of Occult Science,
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • their faculties and their capacity for concentration.
    • can actually be crossed with the help of newly developed faculties.
    • strengthening and energising of the normal faculty of thinking which
    • the faculty of remembrance, the capacity to retain ideas and mental
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    • well how difficult it is to make Spiritual Science to some extent
    • intelligible to modern civilisation and culture, and I know, too, how
    • whole mode of thinking, the faculty of cognition, the power of
    • human faculty of remembrance, of memory. The ordinary consciousness
    • faculties of cognition operating in ordinary life and ordinary
    • faculties slumbering in the soul of which the ordinary consciousness
    • higher worlds only when these faculties have undergone due
    • it takes its start from faculties of ordinary life, but transforms
    • The first faculty to which the attention of the bona fide spiritual
    • This faculty of remembrance enables us to call up, either
    • the exercise of the faculty of memory and recollection. Anthroposophy
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • in this way, by means of certain exercises carried out by the faculty
    • faculty of thinking which comes to expression in ordinary memory, but
    • An Outline Of Occult Science,
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • their faculties and their capacity for concentration.
    • can actually be crossed with the help of newly developed faculties.
    • strengthening and energising of the normal faculty of thinking which
    • the faculty of remembrance, the capacity to retain ideas and mental
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  • Title: Lecture: The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times
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    • reached in these later times, in accordance with the faculties of
    • configuration of Greek culture, Aristotle is not a Gnostic. The
    • to man's cognitive faculty towards the contents of the world. We may
    • the intellectual faculties merely to the world of the senses, without
    • faculties merely for an external observation through the senses. In
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    • reached in these later times, in accordance with the faculties of
    • configuration of Greek culture, Aristotle is not a Gnostic. The
    • to man's cognitive faculty towards the contents of the world. We may
    • the intellectual faculties merely to the world of the senses, without
    • faculties merely for an external observation through the senses. In
  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • influence upon the general culture of humanity, may be considered
    • this Haeckel-celebration, a physiologist of the medical faculty
    • It would be difficult to distinguish Mr. A from Mr. B or Mr. C.
    • were, a colleague of the medical faculty.
    • way through the spiritual culture of the nineteenth century, began to
    • delivered at the Hague, [“What is the Significance of an Occult
    • see, these are the occult connections in life. Those who see, with a
    • and culture; we should be filled with the conviction that this
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    • influence upon the general culture of humanity, may be considered
    • this Haeckel-celebration, a physiologist of the medical faculty
    • It would be difficult to distinguish Mr. A from Mr. B or Mr. C.
    • were, a colleague of the medical faculty.
    • way through the spiritual culture of the nineteenth century, began to
    • delivered at the Hague, [“What is the Significance of an Occult
    • see, these are the occult connections in life. Those who see, with a
    • and culture; we should be filled with the conviction that this
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    • body. It may perhaps be difficult to understand this, but the etheric
    • is far more difficult to perceive the true relationship of cause and
    • culture, knowledge and forces of the will and of feeling, is all
    • spiritual science — consider the difficulties connected with
    • the spiritual world, but it is difficult to discover them directly in
    • earth, for it would be too difficult to use them. Another reason why
    • is such a significant Being and it is so difficult to understand
    • by the art which we cultivate here. Even in the sphere of art,
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    • body. It may perhaps be difficult to understand this, but the etheric
    • is far more difficult to perceive the true relationship of cause and
    • culture, knowledge and forces of the will and of feeling, is all
    • spiritual science — consider the difficulties connected with
    • the spiritual world, but it is difficult to discover them directly in
    • earth, for it would be too difficult to use them. Another reason why
    • is such a significant Being and it is so difficult to understand
    • by the art which we cultivate here. Even in the sphere of art,
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    • spectre the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing also come into
    • age dawned when this faculty to experience in the etheric body these
    • the universe, must get to know his own nature, but his faculties did
    • ancient faculty of perception and of a knowledge that was at the same
    • faculty of man to look back into pre-earthly existence has been lost
    • clairvoyant faculties men were able to observe the actual working of
    • desire that the new faculty of insight — which was exactly the
    • inner clairvoyance but by means of new clairvoyant faculties acquired
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    • spectre the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing also come into
    • age dawned when this faculty to experience in the etheric body these
    • the universe, must get to know his own nature, but his faculties did
    • ancient faculty of perception and of a knowledge that was at the same
    • faculty of man to look back into pre-earthly existence has been lost
    • clairvoyant faculties men were able to observe the actual working of
    • desire that the new faculty of insight — which was exactly the
    • inner clairvoyance but by means of new clairvoyant faculties acquired
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • modern and particularly in European culture. This low point may be
    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • culture was unfolding, that which we call intellectual or
    • Greek culture, so much admired by posterity, came into being out
    • Latin and Roman culture then took over something that was in a
    • comprehension for that which lived in Roman culture know: There the
    • sense known in Europe, in the Greek culture: The Romans developed the
    • fundamental material of culture. The life of humanity thus entered
    • difficult and is rendered still more difficult through the fact that
    • their own body. For example, the really cultured Greek looked up to
    • thinking. And when a particularly cultured Greek ate, he indeed
    • cultured Greeks and the cultured Romans had concepts that were
    • described in my “OCCULT SCIENCE”, the Angels, Archangels,
    • culture of humanity, and of pouring into it the results of a
    • enabling us to find the spirit anew, and to cultivate in human life,
    • dear friends, after our long absence. Cultivate spiritual science
    • be cultivated individually, so that we may progress. Cultivate what
    • gradually find the path enabling you, in the present difficult and
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    • modern and particularly in European culture. This low point may be
    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • culture was unfolding, that which we call intellectual or
    • Greek culture, so much admired by posterity, came into being out
    • Latin and Roman culture then took over something that was in a
    • comprehension for that which lived in Roman culture know: There the
    • sense known in Europe, in the Greek culture: The Romans developed the
    • fundamental material of culture. The life of humanity thus entered
    • difficult and is rendered still more difficult through the fact that
    • their own body. For example, the really cultured Greek looked up to
    • thinking. And when a particularly cultured Greek ate, he indeed
    • cultured Greeks and the cultured Romans had concepts that were
    • described in my “OCCULT SCIENCE”, the Angels, Archangels,
    • culture of humanity, and of pouring into it the results of a
    • enabling us to find the spirit anew, and to cultivate in human life,
    • dear friends, after our long absence. Cultivate spiritual science
    • be cultivated individually, so that we may progress. Cultivate what
    • gradually find the path enabling you, in the present difficult and
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    • faculty will be so vitiated that even if millions of experiences of
    • orientation given us here on earth by the culture that is smothered
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    • orientation given us here on earth by the culture that is smothered
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    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • Movement having a religious, cultic character has arisen, a Movement
    • cultural life, cannot find their way into the Anthroposophical
    • an authentic and inwardly vital cult, filled with spiritual content,
    • feet. For everything of the nature of cult and ritual is finally
    • flow with great difficulty for the Anthroposophical Movement, nor,
    • had to be given for a Cult, a Cult whose growth in our present time
    • arise in regard to this Cult when I speak tomorrow of the
    • conditions of the life of Cult in the spiritual world, I felt it
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    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • Movement having a religious, cultic character has arisen, a Movement
    • cultural life, cannot find their way into the Anthroposophical
    • an authentic and inwardly vital cult, filled with spiritual content,
    • feet. For everything of the nature of cult and ritual is finally
    • flow with great difficulty for the Anthroposophical Movement, nor,
    • had to be given for a Cult, a Cult whose growth in our present time
    • arise in regard to this Cult when I speak tomorrow of the
    • conditions of the life of Cult in the spiritual world, I felt it
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    • ‘AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE.’];
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    • with your difficult tasks!
    • ‘AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE.’];
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    • Europe and it left behind an important monument of culture,
    • Finnish nation. This stage of culture is expressed in the epic poem
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture into Slavism, a particular form of the
    • here, as the centre of the Graeco-Byzantine culture, may be taken, if
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture.
    • because it was experienced as something which in occult language is
    • Europe’s Eastern culture was preceded, let us say, by a
    • cultural stratum in which the human beings were constituted in such a
    • We can understand culture, even
    • one another. But if he describes it in this way, it will be difficult
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    • Europe and it left behind an important monument of culture,
    • Finnish nation. This stage of culture is expressed in the epic poem
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture into Slavism, a particular form of the
    • here, as the centre of the Graeco-Byzantine culture, may be taken, if
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture.
    • because it was experienced as something which in occult language is
    • Europe’s Eastern culture was preceded, let us say, by a
    • cultural stratum in which the human beings were constituted in such a
    • We can understand culture, even
    • one another. But if he describes it in this way, it will be difficult
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    • to anybody who keeps up with the way civilization and culture are
    • life that has to be built up in the midst of our decaying culture.
    • feeling life. Many a difficulty stems from the fact that the
    • characteristics of modern civilization and culture are qualities that
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    • to anybody who keeps up with the way civilization and culture are
    • life that has to be built up in the midst of our decaying culture.
    • feeling life. Many a difficulty stems from the fact that the
    • characteristics of modern civilization and culture are qualities that
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    • share the belief in them has had in the decline of our culture, it is quite
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    • share the belief in them has had in the decline of our culture, it is quite
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    • it is only with the help of the facts of occult life that you can get
    • alter and improve the plant by means of all sorts of horticultural
    • presented great difficulties, because things go in through one ear
    • process of recovery meets with greater difficulties in the one than
    • forgetting the things that made Kamaloca so difficult for him.
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    • people who work out of occultism — and there again they only
    • being effected in the method based on occultism, or cares whether the
    • Occult Significance of the Blood, e.Ed]
    • out of occultism who have said this, but they have been called things
    • occult medicine these things are also described by applying the
    • of occultism — for which specific remedies are to be used. This
    • occult insight, these things have to be brought up to date and put in
    • knowledge or on materialism. Perhaps it is even more difficult
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    • to someone who is specially deeply schooled in occultism. Two people
    • ancient times lived and felt with his environment. Man's faculty of
    • body independent, then it will be very difficult to help such a
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    • certain processes, but they are still noticeable to occult
    • out something that occultism has always taught, but which will appear
    • to manage all their agriculture by observing the rules in such
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    • difficult but which can nevertheless be understood, we can begin to
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    • man's life flows backwards. This is something that is difficult for
    • then onwards. This is difficult to imagine, as we are so very
    • life offered us to pass us by, so that other faculties have remained
    • medical science proper in the Egyptian Hermes cult, but only to the
    • Greek and Roman cult of Aesculapius.
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    • animal but out of the group soul. It is very difficult, of course, to
    • and actually regulates it was called in the occult teaching of the
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    • though they had great clairvoyant faculties, and who looked out to
    • bring the right form of culture to each different shade of the
    • were the ones who cultivated what we might call inner brooding upon
    • from a civilisation of the visible towards a cultural epoch of the
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    • difficult concepts. But as we have been working for some years in
    • closely now, for we are coming to a most important and most difficult
    • we come to a difficult concept which shall be made clear by an
    • This is a difficult concept, but it will always be included in
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    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • correspondence between the true form of man and those faculties. The
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
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    • Occult Science — an Outline
    • Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy and Philosophy
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    • Occultism.
    • already some knowledge of occult science — to approach and
    • allegorical figure of ‘Night’ with occult vision. We can
    • the spiritual world shining into the physical. Occultism does not
    • preach morality is easy; to establish morality is difficult”,
    • very difficult to discover moral principles, neither is it difficult
    • spirits, spirits who find it extremely difficult to move away from
    • which in occultism is called the Mercury-sphere.
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    • even without any occult knowledge — to observe the life of soul
    • that is possible without any occult knowledge provided only there is
    • bodies but not to restore them to health. Occult investigation
    • Mercury as understood in occultism. Thence he expands to the spheres
    • have the faculty to become thoroughly acclimatised in these other
    • — in occultism it is always so named — a man's contact
    • this sphere we can learn from occult investigation how in our astral
    • same religious tenets. Occult investigation shows clearly that
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    • Chapter IV in the book Occult Science -- an Outline.
    • culture, upon spiritual life, influences will not only rise up from
    • the existence of a spiritual world. Hence it is extremely difficult
    • to know what occult investigation reveals, namely that the Ego and
    • findings of occult investigation when the investigator knows from his
    • can be convinced of the validity of occult investigations. It is a
    • in the world. When someone asserts that the findings of occult
    • to sound judgement. Genuine occult research is not afraid of
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
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    • region which receives forces radiated from the planet known in occult
    • passages in the Bible which, as is the case with all occult
    • characteristics, for instance, the faculty of distinguishing between
    • This occult
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • based on occultism. You have always heard — and from a certain
    • Even externally it is not difficult to discover what the soul is
    • faculty of perception far more in line with the life between death
    • exist. If he had learnt in an occult school what in the future would
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • the Graeco-Latin epoch of the faculty of judgement and the formation
    • culture have in the depths of their souls the conceptions which
    • the Venus sphere if, on Earth, he has cultivated a moral and
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    • Western cultural life. I refer to
    • not differ from that of Western occultism in regard to this event —
    • Those who desire to understand from occult knowledge the
    • example of evolution. This example is revealed to occult
    • is known to all occultists that the same soul which appeared on Earth
    • industry only, of external forms of culture on the Earth.
    • and interested in external culture only; these human beings would
    • and the advancement of external culture, and the other class, due to
    • fostered and preserved spiritual culture. But the souls belonging to
    • the sphere of occult development in the West is not to rise into
    • to inaugurate the epoch of materialistic culture during which all
    • Earth the ascending phase of culture began with the Mystery of
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    • correspondence between the true form of man and those faculties. The
    • spreading in the world in the form of occult teachings, of Spiritual
    • that occultism has to give — how comes it that hitherto, indeed
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • even if we cannot yet claim to have any knowledge of occultism?
    • enable him to participate in the evolving culture of mankind; he has
    • faculties of speaking and thinking are still undeveloped. When the
    • between the true form of man and the faculties of standing and
    • occultism and seership have to say about the nature of man. But this
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • clairvoyance, simply with the clairvoyant faculty possessed by every
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    • unwilling to believe this on the basis of the occult facts should
    • strange to many people, that life in Kamaloka becomes very difficult
    • impossibility. For such people Kamaloka is admittedly difficult. But
    • evolution of humanity. True spiritual culture will more and more be
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    • present faculty of perception. As soon as a person goes to sleep,
    • is extremely difficult to describe these conditions and it can really
    • assimilated is transformed into faculties for the new incarnation.
    • being influences which prepare his future bodily faculties to adopt a
    • body will afford the soul no possibility of Developing faculties for
    • the comprehension of spiritual truths. For if such faculties are to
    • beings will be devoid of the faculties needed for the acceptance of
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    • always found it difficult to establish any relation with their
    • necessary to cultivate Anthroposophy on Earth, for one will be in a
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    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • of Brahmanism into Buddhism in the cultural life of India.
    • death and rebirth, culture on Earth would still be at the stage
    • Indian culture was able to progress to that of ancient Persia only
    • region; and again, the progress from Ancient Persian culture to
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture was made possible by impulses for progress
    • human beings have contributed to the progress of culture on Earth has
    • various culture-epochs progress and new impulses take effect. But as
    • distinguished from the progress of external culture and has its
    • progress on Earth from one culture-epoch to the next is dependent
    • here: Progress on Earth from one culture-epoch to another is
    • From this we realise that external culture on Earth is
    • space, a world that is embodied in culture on Earth because souls of
    • of a connection between culture on Earth and the stellar worlds as
    • the promotion of culture on the Earth is to be regarded as a kind of
    • place; it was then that culture on Earth received its ‘soul’.
    • of any philosophical argument or reflective thinking, but of occult
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    • cultural epochs, the Greco-Roman world which produced a succession of
    • and the approaches that take the form of external occult and
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    • Difficulties of understanding the Christ-Jesus-Being.
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    • disturbingly aware of how contradictions, difficulties, must pile up
    • which Greek culture and other deepened forms of thinking had achieved
    • a clairvoyant faculty in the background, then one feels truly
    • period will have great difficulty in understanding it. Our souls are
    • That is why it is so difficult to enter into the
    • faculty of thinking about it, shut off from the thirty Aeons? We must
    • and have shown you only one occult experience, the perception of the
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    • endeavour encountered the very greatest difficulties. We must pause
    • difficulties denied entirely that the Christ had appeared on Earth in
    • and there, but it was not a physical body. Because of the difficulty
    • civilisation, the first of the post-Atlantean culture-epochs. There,
    • Christ. Then there would have been no difficulties; they would have
    • culture-epoch, we find that the possibility of understanding Christ
    • culture-epochs, we find the Bible itself indicating that a certain
    • accompanying the fourth culture-epoch like a shadow of its wisdom,
    • such things from beneath the layer of materialistic culture which
    • and fundamentally speaking upon the whole Indian culture of the first
    • has been a decline in the faculty for saying: When I think, the
    • cultivated. I know I am saying something strange, but we shall see
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    • accordingly, resides in what was said about the difficulty of
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • Occult Science — an Outline)
    • Occult Science —
    • Occult Science,
    • of human culture. St. George and the Dragon reflect that celestial
    • difficult moments in their lives, with their souls well prepared, and
    • and a weak echo of it could be heard in the musical art cultivated by
    • Christ, had cultivated in the heavenly heights in order to bring
    • to occult observation: Marsyas was not flayed in his lifetime, but
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    • Roman cultures, but also to all the other regions of Europe.
    • occultism. But in revering Apollo the Greeks did not look on the sun
    • to suppress everything Pythian in their souls and to cultivate solely
    • character of Jewish culture will be understood only if it is taken in
    • us look back a little, with the aid of occult knowledge, over what we
    • The cults of Attis and Adonis have been correctly noted as having
    • there was a centre of the Adonis cult. Bethlehem was one of the
    • all nature grafted into the cultivated olive, how much more readily
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    • good significance. But as one culture-epoch succeeds another in the
    • first, as occult, i.e. hidden, reality.
    • you that when in my occult researches I tried to follow this stream,
    • further occult development of Christianity in the West — then
    • I had to experience the fact that occult researches are
    • from occult truth on the wings of fantasy, we have to be guided
    • In occult researches of this kind one is often held
    • clarified their meaning. In occult investigation, too, one is, led
    • whether something drawn from the depths of the occult world will have
    • first misled by a certain circumstance. In occult research — I
    • occult sources, but also of what external research has brought to
    • Occult Science
    • occult script, was the name Parsifal!
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    • difficulties that must be gone through before that which may be
    • sickle; and there, in occult writing, is to be found the name of
    • might become the bearer of spiritual culture in later times. Now let
    • Occult Science)
    • Occult History: Personalities and Events in the Light of Spiritual Science,
    • we who are placed by karma in the geographical and cultural
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    • Outline of Occult Science
    • pursued today by the so-called cultural-scientist of a materialistic
    • Occult Science
    • the forming of world concepts. It is difficult to give clear
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    • characteristics of the Saturn evolution among the hidden occult
    • Outline of Occult Science
    • pursued today by the so-called cultural-scientist of a materialistic
    • Occult Science
    • the forming of world concepts. It is difficult to give clear
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    • cultivated by all the Beings in his cosmic domain. Creative thoughts
    • We now come to Mars. It is difficult to find appropriate expressions
    • difficult to approach; she does not want to know anything about the
    • would-be partner. It is very difficult to express these things,
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    • cultivated by all the Beings in his cosmic domain. Creative thoughts
    • We now come to Mars. It is difficult to find appropriate expressions
    • difficult to approach; she does not want to know anything about the
    • would-be partner. It is very difficult to express these things,
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    • difficulty gaining access to evolving humanity.
    • recall, for example, how difficult it was to bring the Copernican
    • those considering themselves enlightened and cultured, not only bring
    • Occult Science, you will find all the details concerning
    • age, due to the habits cultivated in the natural scientific sphere,
    • difficult, because the will is sleeping in relation to the higher
    • we develop or what we cultivate in our present willing live the
    • way. It is difficult to speak about these things so that they arise
    • difficulties, sorrows, that have shattered him, or joy that has
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    • occult societies. They maintained that the human being was not yet
    • instead nurturing them only in the narrower circles of occult
    • This is a difficult
    • effort of elevating themselves to concepts that are more difficult
    • difficulties precisely because they wish to promote eternal bliss in
    • am now speaking has long been known to certain occult brotherhoods.
    • disseminated to humanity only by those occult brotherhoods who make
    • no longer be wholesome for occult brotherhoods to be able to employ
    • This is the significant historical arrangement that was cultivated by
    • under the influence of purely materialistic culture, which simply
    • and gradually to extinguish European culture from the earth. It
    • partisan! But this was one of the reasons that certain occult
    • is really united with us. Now these are difficult times. We know that
    • there are even more difficult times ahead. But whatever the
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    • through faculties enabling us to have an insight into these things.
    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • and we shall then proceed by explaining that these faculties enable
    • spiritual faculties which enable the spiritual investigator to have
    • and faculties — this applies particularly to the soul —
    • difficulties. In the spiritual sphere, too, our strength increases
    • spiritual ideas we take up before death change into faculties after
    • only in regard to culture, but also in regard to the densest aspect
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    • through faculties enabling us to have an insight into these things.
    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • and we shall then proceed by explaining that these faculties enable
    • spiritual faculties which enable the spiritual investigator to have
    • and faculties — this applies particularly to the soul —
    • difficulties. In the spiritual sphere, too, our strength increases
    • spiritual ideas we take up before death change into faculties after
    • only in regard to culture, but also in regard to the densest aspect
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    • occultly trained cognition that they rise into consciousness.
    • the occult connections in the world knows that when two human beings
    • occultly-trained person cannot consciously come near to one who is
    • occultly-trained, clairvoyant person were about to approach a dead
    • another it is made difficult for them and they can only do it with
    • the occult reasons why, let us say, the people of this year are doing
    • sincerity on the true ground of occultism — no one who is
    • is necessary for everyone who stands on the true ground of occultism
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    • occultly trained cognition that they rise into consciousness.
    • the occult connections in the world knows that when two human beings
    • occultly-trained person cannot consciously come near to one who is
    • occultly-trained, clairvoyant person were about to approach a dead
    • another it is made difficult for them and they can only do it with
    • the occult reasons why, let us say, the people of this year are doing
    • sincerity on the true ground of occultism — no one who is
    • is necessary for everyone who stands on the true ground of occultism
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    • Yet the practice of centuries continues through a certain cultural
    • counting these gnome-like beings is a difficult task. If one
    • While the intellect played a creative part in man's cultural life
    • Occult Science: An Outline
    • etheric element strive rather towards unity. It is difficult to
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    • Yet the practice of centuries continues through a certain cultural
    • counting these gnome-like beings is a difficult task. If one
    • While the intellect played a creative part in man's cultural life
    • Occult Science: An Outline
    • etheric element strive rather towards unity. It is difficult to
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    • may He be with you and your difficult duties.
    • becomes especially difficult for him to penetrate into the spiritual
    • something which may appear difficult to you. But we must also
    • overcome difficulties such as these. Moreover, the possibility may
    • way” is difficult.
    • every position of it, as it were. It is difficult to make this
    • and conceptions. You know how difficult it is to convince a
    • especially just at the present difficult time — to see a
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    • may He be with you and your difficult duties.
    • becomes especially difficult for him to penetrate into the spiritual
    • something which may appear difficult to you. But we must also
    • overcome difficulties such as these. Moreover, the possibility may
    • way” is difficult.
    • every position of it, as it were. It is difficult to make this
    • and conceptions. You know how difficult it is to convince a
    • especially just at the present difficult time — to see a
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    • culture in first post-Atlantean epoch. After leading the Rishis he
    • of Light. The Slav is receptive of West European culture showing
    • a special clairvoyant faculty. Etheric clairvoyance is the next
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    • culture; as an agent for the spiritual life of humanity we require a
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    • has been more or less avoided by occultists, mystics and
    • remember, that at a certain stage of mystic or occult development one
    • occult development is necessary, in order to have a liberal point of
    • Now in our age it will be peculiarly difficult to
    • do not exist, so to speak. It may perhaps not be so difficult for our
    • this conception, — is difficult to make clear to the man of our
    • like the Indian culture best,’ that may be his personal
    • any reality; it would be still more difficult for him to see a real
    • we wish to use the technical expressions of occultism — the
    • are to be inspired by them. It will not be difficult for you to
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    • the difficulty, one must first learn to discriminate in the higher
    • occult knowledge and occult power of vision one goes from one people
    • belonging to the Indian culture rests also upon this agreement. In
    • people represented the first blossom of the culture of the
    • the constitution of the people. Hence it has become difficult for
    • persons who do not take the occult forces of human evolution into
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    • comprehension, and which will be a little more difficult than that
    • the culture of a people, his youth and his old age.
    • attention to the cultivation of the individualities. This has in
    • Occult Science,
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    • so long will it be difficult to obtain an unprejudiced understanding
    • the Music of the Spheres, of which the Pythagorean and other occult
    • and thus he can only hear it when he goes through a certain occult
    • Occult Science,
    • Now it is exceptionally difficult, as all conceptions
    • In occult symbolism this mission of the earth has always
    • forces, so that when the occultist looks at an equilateral triangle,
    • occultly in the words: ‘To make the Trinity into a Quaternary.’
    • who prematurely and in the wrong way entered the occult domain, has
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    • from an occult standpoint, quite correct in describing what appears
    • In this way, if occultly you picture this matter more
    • could receive the corresponding racial cultivation. Hence in my
    • Occult Science
    • from its most occult background. In the Semites you have a
    • the Semitic people and its mission. In a certain deep occult sense
    • starting-points of occultism and it will show you that in those
    • principal starting-point, even in occult training, must be made where
    • this truly occult activity, if one observes how, even in the
    • great in the Atlantean culture. What was the greatest thing of all to
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    • Spirit of the Age guided the primal sacred culture of India and made
    • is of course exceedingly difficult to speak impartially of these
    • things, — difficult only for the reason that in certain
    • difficult for a guiding Spirit of the Age to arise for the fifth age
    • civilization, — streamed into our culture; and besides this,
    • culture, it has become possible for the many different kinds of
    • culture and the various Folk-souls to appear in our fifth age. It
    • occult sense, the Scandinavian mythology with other mythologies which
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    • East it would be particularly difficult to understand the Western
    • accept the Western material civilization, but the spiritual culture
    • Hœnir who gave the imaginative faculty, and Lœdur who gave that
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    • lecture philosophically they might perhaps meet with difficulties,
    • apparent difficulties, and indeed for the reason that they will have
    • might possibly find it difficult to make this agree with what was
    • Indian culture in the post-Atlantean epoch, developed the ‘ I ’
    • culture represents a soul which reached a high degree of the
    • mythological culture. Over there in the East everything is
    • sun. To the occultist there is something which is still greater
    • occult background of the Saga of the Twilight of the Gods.
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    • post-Christian cultures of Europe that the task, the mission was
    • Eastern culture had already proceeded so far, that it was capable of
    • veiled and hidden. Occultly, however, Sif signifies the group-soul of
    • The collective culture of Europe is a gift of the
    • always the leaders of the collective culture of humanity. But at the
    • surface as was necessary to form a foundation for the whole culture
    • of Europe. Now out of this old culture, through intermingling with
    • After the old Greek culture had to a certain extent
    • Roman Empire and its various stages of culture. We have already
    • old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body. Hence the
    • wonderfully wise, clairvoyant character of the old Indian culture,
    • — it was a culture that was in the human etheric body; so that
    • we may say, the ancient Indian culture is to be understood somewhat
    • body. The essential thing in the old Indian culture is that the
    • culture. That part of man which we describe as the Sentient Soul was
    • Egyptian-Chaldæan culture as working in the Sentient Soul. The
    • of reality. Whereas in the old Indian culture there was a more direct
    • Greek culture was one which we can only understand if we try to do so
    • from within, if we realize that in this culture what is important in
    • All the several shades of culture and the missions of
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    • be without its difficulties at the present time.
    • wonderfully the great occult truths are expressed in its pictures
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Significance of Blood,
    • of mankind for this or the other truth. That is not ‘occultistic’.
    • What is ‘occultistic’ is, that the moment one recognizes
    • culture of the Holy Rishis in its true form; we lovingly accept the
    • Persian culture, and that which we know as the Egyptian-Chaldæan and
    • the Græco-Latin cultures, and with just the same objectivity we also
    • occultism will appear before mankind free and independent of every
    • collective human culture of the future, just what he is most fitted
    • bring to the progressive stream of culture. We must learn to
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    • clairvoyant vision. Nor was man deprived of this faculty by the separation of
    • intellect is an altogether spiritual faculty in man, its existence is not
    • thinks merely with his intellect and faculty of reason, his thoughts are not
    • nature has become more spiritual, but with his spiritual faculties he thinks
    • Occult Science
    • intelligence was combined with a faculty of vision which perceived Nature
    • necessity for artistic insight and perception. This faculty was already alive
    • To cultivate Spiritual Science is no abstract pursuit. To cultivate Spiritual
    • nineteenth century. The cultivation of Spiritual Science is in very truth a
    • will happen if men continue to cultivate shadowy thoughts. For their destiny
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    • clairvoyant vision. Nor was man deprived of this faculty by the separation of
    • intellect is an altogether spiritual faculty in man, its existence is not
    • thinks merely with his intellect and faculty of reason, his thoughts are not
    • nature has become more spiritual, but with his spiritual faculties he thinks
    • Occult Science
    • intelligence was combined with a faculty of vision which perceived Nature
    • necessity for artistic insight and perception. This faculty was already alive
    • To cultivate Spiritual Science is no abstract pursuit. To cultivate Spiritual
    • nineteenth century. The cultivation of Spiritual Science is in very truth a
    • will happen if men continue to cultivate shadowy thoughts. For their destiny
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    • think, present great difficulties for all who reflect more deeply. It
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    • the world of the occult, the world of hidden spirituality. A man who
    • Owing to the difficulties of his bodily life he was
    • something very remarkable comes from occult observation of this soul.
    • cosmic tableau. For the occult observer this is a most striking
    • It might perhaps be said that the occult seer is able to
    • This is an occult fact. I have repeatedly mentioned it
    • that will be important for our considerations today. And this occult
    • the promulgation of occult teaching, as we give it, will often ask
    • asked: “What progress will this occult teaching make in human
    • is one such assurance from the occult world. Why? Our friend, who has
    • In contemplating this occult fact, the following
    • to cultivate true occultism, undismayed by what the modern world has
    • with our spiritual faculties, but our physical forces, our muscular
    • powers, are of no help to us if these spiritual faculties are to be
    • two examples before you in order to show you, out of the occult
    • most difficult circumstances, as support in the worst abysses of
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    • Here, certainly, a difficulty may easily arise,
    • difficulty we need only look at the opposition between the concept of
    • Here the difficulty begins. These people then easily say: “How
    • difficulty for anthroposophists arises from the question: If this
    • anthroposophical conception of Karma meets a difficulty that is not
    • criminal, there will be difficulty in getting on; for we must not
    • plane, that they have such difficulty in understanding Anthroposophy,
    • This is indeed a difficult question, but we will try to
    • difficult questions of occult science. We must make a distinction
    • are indeed some difficulties in so doing. We shall find it, as I have
    • said, a difficult subject, and you will perhaps have to turn the
    • occult observation that will make the matter clearer.
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    • yesterday, we must again examine some occult mysteries, for they will
    • the occult saying: “When the air enters into men, it dies.”
    • In occultism, we can continue the sentence, “Of the Tree of
    • When in our occult studies we go back to the times
    • Body”. But those who seek to deepen their occult knowledge of
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    • nothing of culture but were quite simple men both in intellect and
    • For us, however, in the 5th culture epoch, both ways are
    • regards its culture, threatens to become a heap of ruins. Nothing can
    • which could be revealed to the shepherds as well as to the cultured
    • must find it by cultivating all that within ourselves of which we
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    • had a central place in the cults performed by the Egyptian
    • our community is facing a difficult year, that all forces must be
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    • with one and the same faculty of knowledge that men of old
    • We must not think that the faculties of knowledge in
    • different from our own, is nevertheless difficult for many people
    • their culture, did not see the colour blue, that the heavens were not
    • experienced as blue. As the faculty for the perception of blue, of
    • olden times men possessed a deep, inner faculty for perceiving what
    • faculties of perception. Man in olden times was highly sensitive
    • more living, more intense. It was with a faculty of external
    • remained for man's faculty of perception which now became external He
    • what man had once seen through faculties of inner perception was
    • spiritually through faculties of external knowledge was transformed
    • their faculty of perceiving the Star, we have developed our dry
    • mathematics and mechanics. The faculties of outer and inner
    • What really underlay this faculty of perception? During
    • our existence was spread over cosmic expanses. And the faculty of
    • essentially a faculty which entered strongly into the human being
    • it was a ‘pre-natal’ faculty. What the soul lived through
    • faculty in those who were pupils of the Magi. And when the pupils of
    • the Magi developed this particular faculty they were able to say:
    • The faculties by means of which the earth's depths, the
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    • last remnants of faculties of vision which in much earlier times were
    • last remnants of ancient faculties of vision still existed in
    • individual man, faculties capable of grasping the super-sensible
    • times were wanderers. The faculties of inner knowledge coming to them
    • sense-perception then developed out of this inner faculty. This
    • sense-perception. The faculty of outward perception, expressed in the
    • Egypto-Chaldean and Greek cultures proceeded from the Turanian
    • primeval faculties of vision in man. Yet their last remnants still
    • culture; for the one does not pass abruptly into the other, these
    • — this was prepared for in Greek culture. The ancient
    • the human being, not indeed gained with our conscious faculties of
    • knowledge, but with the instinctive faculties of men in those times.
    • Soma-drink, men tried to quicken the faculty which appeared, in its
    • cultural professions are very far from realising the need of union.
    • is typical in all cultural affairs. In the realisation too that the
    • cannot help asking: Where then are the cultural interests of the
    • people's life, we need a Cultural Council for the promotion of
    • “It will be difficult for anyone who goes into
    • say to himself: “It will be difficult for anyone who goes into
    • This ‘Cultural Council’ was founded a year
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    • satisfies in its sphere, it must work with faculties of perception
    • scientists in intellectual affairs is so difficult, on account of the
    • catholic priest who was professor to the theological faculty at
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    • OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF BLOOD
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    • this proved impossible, or, at any rate, extremely difficult, the
    • It is still difficult to
    • Only natural science does not know certain faculties in man, which are
    • It is again difficult to
    • speak of these faculties at the present time, for the reason that they
    • man's acquiring certain abnormal faculties, and the natural scientist
    • the spiritual investigator has to do to gain the faculty of looking
    • ordinary life in a certain sense as abnormal faculties have any special
    • active communion with them is cultivated in this way, if spiritual
    • versed in the culture of his time who could say that he found a
    • from the theological faculty, and who in his rectorial address, the
    • man's inner being in such a living, powerful way, that faculties
    • otherwise dormant in him — artistic faculties as well as others
    • birth or conception and as far as death with ordinary human faculties
    • with enlarged faculties, look out beyond the firmament of birth and
    • case difficult, apparently complicated views are not allowed to have
    • any value, and yet they are only difficult because the subject in hand
    • difficult.
    • said. It is difficult for people in general to reconcile ideas which
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    • of the faculty of instinctive clairvoyance. In certain states of
    • and culture, art, science and religion were one. It was actually the
    • faculty to acquire his thoughts through his own efforts. This induced
    • cultural life said to themselves: Man can no longer have such
    • attained by human faculties, for man's thoughts are now within his
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
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    • of the faculty of instinctive clairvoyance. In certain states of
    • and culture, art, science and religion were one. It was actually the
    • faculty to acquire his thoughts through his own efforts. This induced
    • cultural life said to themselves: Man can no longer have such
    • attained by human faculties, for man's thoughts are now within his
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
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    • facultad de la clarividencia instintiva. En ciertos estados de
    • yacía oculto detrás del mundo físico. Así, el mundo
    • lo que él encarna en sus materiales como pintor, escultor o un
    • en esos antiguos centros de aprendizaje y cultura, el arte, la ciencia y
    • y cada vez más se despierta en el hombre la facultad de adquirir
    • vida cultural, se decían: el hombre ya no puede tener pensamientos
    • sobrehumanas. Este Poder debe ahora ser alcanzado por las facultades
    • Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science)
    • La Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science).
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    • facultad de la clarividencia instintiva. En ciertos estados de
    • yacía oculto detrás del mundo físico. Así, el mundo
    • lo que él encarna en sus materiales como pintor, escultor o un
    • en esos antiguos centros de aprendizaje y cultura, el arte, la ciencia y
    • y cada vez más se despierta en el hombre la facultad de adquirir
    • vida cultural, se decían: el hombre ya no puede tener pensamientos
    • sobrehumanas. Este Poder debe ahora ser alcanzado por las facultades
    • Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science)
    • La Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science).
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    • lecture is to deal with a subject taken from the study of culture and
    • earliest youth he displayed the faculties necessary for this task,
    • faculties which he brought with him from the spiritual world. Our
    • scientific geneticists would have difficulty explaining the facts:
    • to be nights during which human faculties pass into a sort of rest
    • change and metamorphosis. But this rest period of the human faculties
    • other Christian motif, the reason for this lay in the culture within
    • them; and this whole stream of culture, the inmost essence of the
    • culture of the times of Michelangelo. A truly gigantic task; and we
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    • earliest youth he displayed the faculties necessary for this task,
    • faculties which he brought with him from the spiritual world. Our
    • scientific geneticists would have difficulty explaining the facts:
    • to be nights during which human faculties pass into a sort of rest
    • change and metamorphosis. But this rest period of the human faculties
    • other Christian motif, the reason for this lay in the culture within
    • them; and this whole stream of culture, the inmost essence of the
    • culture of the times of Michelangelo. A truly gigantic task; and we
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    • really present in it. Of course, this is very difficult to imagine,
    • faculties to unfold its imagination, let us compare this soul faculty
    • people who do this will have greater faculties in the world after
    • difficult for many people to understand. That is why they speak of
    • person will have difficulty in finding his or her way after death. In
    • would have to do so actively by acquiring the necessary faculties.
    • to thinking. Some people nowadays develop clairvoyant faculties at
    • faculties from earlier times and they have not yet achieved sound
    • cultural life.
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    • in difficult times — you should always be aware in your hearts that
    • for the impulse it should give our culture. I mention this again only
    • may feel that it will truly be very difficult to make any progress
    • picked up on the streets of our modern culture! It is deeply painful
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    • cultivating and nurturing germs. If this fear can be reduced even a
    • not cultivate such thoughts, the dead are deprived of them. Ideas
    • manifests in many other respects, but it is difficult to talk about
    • needs of their particular time and culture.
    • great relief for someone fully involved in modern culture, in science
    • culture with all its material blessings. On the contrary, it
    • external material culture to the gods.
    • guided by spiritual luminaries. That is especially difficult now
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    • clairvoyant faculties. Such an encounter can come about when the
    • That is why we speak of reading the occult script, in the true sense
    • the occultist who is able to investigate these things knows that it
    • occult development, the soul immerses itself in specific moods and
    • could also say hierarchies, of the dead as soon as our occult
    • at this particular moment. Speaking as a true occultist and not
    • first time. If, however, you speak as an occultist, thoughts always
    • angels and want to continue there with really fruitful occultism, we
    • does not consist merely in acquiring clairvoyant faculties, but in
    • clairvoyant faculties. In other words, we must learn not only to see
    • People find it difficult to
    • occultist is expected to do more than merely follow instructions on
    • complete misunderstanding of our position in regard to occultism. We
    • so-called occult movement. All we want is that even if our way of
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    • culture as slowly and with just as much difficulty as the natural
    • not speaking from the standpoint of the occult knowledge so often
    • that we must use faculties that slumber, that are latent, to use a
    • depths of our soul a faculty we know nothing of in our everyday life,
    • When we are not using this faculty, it lies dormant deep within our
    • or another person through the soul faculties I have described, we
    • had taken in much of that Christian culture. However, she had not
    • modern culture will eventually come to the point Giordano Bruno did.
    • culture with its prevailing belief in the incontrovertibility of the
    • accepted. However, as our culture continues to develop, it will reach
    • the physical world. A proper perspective on our future cultural
    • culture the yearning and the latent urge in many souls to go beyond
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    • attention to the symptoms of our cultural life. For example, I once
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    • cultural isolation in that region. This famous person was none other
    • the most significant memories of my boyhood, but also most difficult
    • knew about Hellenism and then look with sadness at modern culture,
    • culture in order to fill it with sounds that would encourage people
    • poem about cultural history.
    • wished to embody all of the grotesqueness of modern culture. There
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    • life, or to engage in a sort of hothouse cultivation of the spiritual
    • true culture of the spirit there can never be any question of such
    • modern life. How does external culture speak of this phenomenon?
    • External culture, as we know, is proud of what has been achieved. It
    • Ahrimanic elemental spirits. In this third stage, the cultural stage,
    • about the occult side of modern life to those earlier times when
    • community with them, is rendered very much more difficult for man by
    • Science available to us is written in such a difficult style; it
    • coming forward with the suggestion that difficult passages should be
    • rather difficult style.
    • To try to escape from the difficult concepts and ideas
    • grapple with difficult chapters of Spiritual Science in a book that
    • with the cultural life of to-day.
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    • life, or to engage in a sort of hothouse cultivation of the spiritual
    • true culture of the spirit there can never be any question of such
    • modern life. How does external culture speak of this phenomenon?
    • External culture, as we know, is proud of what has been achieved. It
    • Ahrimanic elemental spirits. In this third stage, the cultural stage,
    • about the occult side of modern life to those earlier times when
    • community with them, is rendered very much more difficult for man by
    • Science available to us is written in such a difficult style; it
    • coming forward with the suggestion that difficult passages should be
    • rather difficult style.
    • To try to escape from the difficult concepts and ideas
    • grapple with difficult chapters of Spiritual Science in a book that
    • with the cultural life of to-day.
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    • not be difficult for us to be convinced of the truth of repeated
    • They were not, of course, cultured people in the sense in which we
    • think of culture today. But there was a certain quality in these
    • understand the curious culture of Japan — which presents so
    • culture which have remained in the language and other forms of
    • hearts from a degenerate Oriental culture. We can find evidence of
    • Life itself indicates the line of investigation, and then the faculty
    • receive them; namely, souls through whom the ancient culture of the
    • this old Oriental culture at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • of certain facts and events of the spiritual worlds. Those faculties
    • course, if the faculty of healthy reason has to confront such
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    • not be difficult for us to be convinced of the truth of repeated
    • They were not, of course, cultured people in the sense in which we
    • think of culture today. But there was a certain quality in these
    • understand the curious culture of Japan — which presents so
    • culture which have remained in the language and other forms of
    • hearts from a degenerate Oriental culture. We can find evidence of
    • Life itself indicates the line of investigation, and then the faculty
    • receive them; namely, souls through whom the ancient culture of the
    • this old Oriental culture at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • of certain facts and events of the spiritual worlds. Those faculties
    • course, if the faculty of healthy reason has to confront such
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    • but theoretically it is difficult to gain a real conviction of the
    • spiritual-scientific truths is a very difficult path; the other path,
    • As a rule both envy and falsehood have occult backgrounds. Certain
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    • but theoretically it is difficult to gain a real conviction of the
    • spiritual-scientific truths is a very difficult path; the other path,
    • As a rule both envy and falsehood have occult backgrounds. Certain
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    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • countries where people with mediumistic faculties are brought into a
    • but of a past culture, of the Graeco-Latin epoch. You see, if the
    • Graeco-Latin culture. Consequently this Graeco-Latin culture fills
    • Graeco-Latin ingredients of culture in the leading personalities of
    • spiritual culture is permeated by it. We do not read any newspaper
    • which does not contain traces of Graeco-Latin culture, for we write
    • turn back to antiquated cultures.
    • When we survey our cultural environment, we do not find in it only
    • character of our culture and the Roman character of modern
    • In regard to modern culture, we should therefore consider, in
    • far more difficult to understand. But for modern people it suffices
    • concept of the influences of past and future in modern culture —
    • This explains the difficulty of acting in regard to the social
    • time really needs. It will be difficult to acquire this organ in the
    • You see, this is the extraordinary difficulty of the present time,
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    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • countries where people with mediumistic faculties are brought into a
    • but of a past culture, of the Graeco-Latin epoch. You see, if the
    • Graeco-Latin culture. Consequently this Graeco-Latin culture fills
    • Graeco-Latin ingredients of culture in the leading personalities of
    • spiritual culture is permeated by it. We do not read any newspaper
    • which does not contain traces of Graeco-Latin culture, for we write
    • turn back to antiquated cultures.
    • When we survey our cultural environment, we do not find in it only
    • character of our culture and the Roman character of modern
    • In regard to modern culture, we should therefore consider, in
    • far more difficult to understand. But for modern people it suffices
    • concept of the influences of past and future in modern culture —
    • This explains the difficulty of acting in regard to the social
    • time really needs. It will be difficult to acquire this organ in the
    • You see, this is the extraordinary difficulty of the present time,
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    • organism. In the present time, occult immersion in the world
    • expression is not quite appropriate, for it is difficult to coin
    • “Occult Science” you will discover an important
    • an effort to get up. You will find it difficult to get up if you
    • realms. All the difficulties which more developed human beings
    • that the difficulties of our age are a warning, induce us to
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    • expression is not quite appropriate, for it is difficult to coin
    • “Occult Science” you will discover an important
    • an effort to get up. You will find it difficult to get up if you
    • realms. All the difficulties which more developed human beings
    • that the difficulties of our age are a warning, induce us to
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    • connections. So today we will study this faculty of memory as such,
    • few features indicate the role of the faculty of memory in physical,
    • inner constitution of our soul whether we find this difficult or not;
    • are really able to live there. Our faculty of memory now undergoes its
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    • that, among people who had reached a certain degree of culture, freedom
    • something which illustrates how the cultured people of the day were
    • them he analyzed the difficulties humanity experiences in this very
    • out how necessary it is to follow these difficulties with clear
    • mood in wide circles of the cultivated world which seemed full of
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    • post-Atlantean age, which we seek to cultivate through spiritual
    • the difficulties of working on the faithful in modern times and
    • generally to take these difficulties into account. One ought to pay
    • cultivated was not applied to produce sharply defined concepts. What
    • difficult to distinguish in the individual instance whether it is
    • culture of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch. It then became necessary
    • is so great but great for the last culture epoch, for, of course,
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    • “On the Cultivation of Human Egotism by the Churches” —
    • egotism in human nature. Churches, as cultivators of the deepest
    • the most extreme egotism. By this cultivation of egotism on the part of
    • cultivated, mankind has become what it is today. Just think if the
    • greatest difficulty in freeing oneself.
    • present culture. It is on this side then that the naivety lies; and
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    • “Outline of Occult Science.”
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    • amount of intellectual culture enables them to solve the riddle of
    • can absorb from modern culture — that culture which today is
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    • can absorb from modern culture — that culture which today is
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    • epochs of culture, and so on? Those who feel that a realistic
    • culture epoch, during which the most important peoples were the
    • culture and work and that cultivation of the consciousness soul is
    • our present task. What does the cultivation of the consciousness soul
    • the various peoples of this period of culture should work together.
    • mankind had reached, the faculties of intellect and of feeling were
    • cultivate it as we must do at present, and as will be increasingly
    • secluded from the rest of mankind. Hence the difficulty of getting to
    • will become increasingly difficult to bring ourselves into a right
    • difficult for children to understand their parents, parents their
    • will become more and more difficult, because of the increasing need
    • Now this negative prospect of ever increasing difficulty
    • absolutely necessary condition. If the difficulty of coming to mutual
    • And cultivation of individuality — which belongs to the
    • difficulty we find in understanding each other. I need only say —
    • of their species, they have this inborn faculty; it is inherent in
    • soul this self-culture of the individual is one of the most important
    • the soul, but also a practical knowledge of life, will be cultivated,
    • to the difficulty of understanding one another. It is what must come
    • it were, to the proof, and difficulties spring up everywhere. These
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    • epochs of culture, and so on? Those who feel that a realistic
    • culture epoch, during which the most important peoples were the
    • culture and work and that cultivation of the consciousness soul is
    • our present task. What does the cultivation of the consciousness soul
    • the various peoples of this period of culture should work together.
    • mankind had reached, the faculties of intellect and of feeling were
    • cultivate it as we must do at present, and as will be increasingly
    • secluded from the rest of mankind. Hence the difficulty of getting to
    • will become increasingly difficult to bring ourselves into a right
    • difficult for children to understand their parents, parents their
    • will become more and more difficult, because of the increasing need
    • Now this negative prospect of ever increasing difficulty
    • absolutely necessary condition. If the difficulty of coming to mutual
    • And cultivation of individuality — which belongs to the
    • difficulty we find in understanding each other. I need only say —
    • of their species, they have this inborn faculty; it is inherent in
    • soul this self-culture of the individual is one of the most important
    • the soul, but also a practical knowledge of life, will be cultivated,
    • to the difficulty of understanding one another. It is what must come
    • it were, to the proof, and difficulties spring up everywhere. These
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    • Occult Science
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    • clairvoyant faculties and gave man a knowledge far surpassing the
    • should confess today, in all sincerity, how difficult it is to find our
    • possessed atavistic faculties with which to behold them. But now these
    • faculties could not rightly be possessed by man. On the other hand,
    • that will inevitably lead to decadence in the whole cultural life of
    • character can be brought again into the human faculty of knowledge? Should
    • lying and deception in modern culture is due to the fact that we
    • works of culture will no longer send their voice out into the universe,
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    • clairvoyant faculties and gave man a knowledge far surpassing the
    • should confess today, in all sincerity, how difficult it is to find our
    • possessed atavistic faculties with which to behold them. But now these
    • faculties could not rightly be possessed by man. On the other hand,
    • that will inevitably lead to decadence in the whole cultural life of
    • character can be brought again into the human faculty of knowledge? Should
    • lying and deception in modern culture is due to the fact that we
    • works of culture will no longer send their voice out into the universe,
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • to include all those concerned with agriculture who are now present
    • lines in agriculture, which he himself has tested in one way or another
    • work which this Agricultural Circle has before it, it will not be without
    • with our own methods; we can judge of it without any doubt or difficulty.
    • and myself — an agricultural estate is always an individuality,
    • will emerge quickly enough in agriculture! The farming anthroposophist
    • regard to the area of land which you begin to cultivate in our ways.
    • you feel for the fact that this Agricultural Course has been achieved,
    • the farmers and yeomen of our agricultural life. They will be well understood
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    • AGRICULTURE
    • BIO-DYNAMIC AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION RUDOLF STEINER HOUSE
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
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    • No doubt there will be a little technical difficulty in distributing
    • the number of cow-horns the difficulty will rapidly increase —
    • any foreign bodies are left in it. You will not find it difficult to
    • too might be possible. But I have no idea how many cow-horns an agricultural
    • not really native to the district. But you can get over this difficulty.
    • you must test for yourselves. It will not, however, be difficult to
    • of the real beauty of the folk-dialects! It was a kind of cultural philosophy.
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • you have indicated, are cultivated plants and so-called weeds equally
    • the cultivation of the plants you mentioned yarrow, camomile, the stinging
    • be overgrown with cultivated plants.
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • — occultly ethical — question). If such procedures were
    • agriculture would go from bad to worse in civilised countries. Not only
    • has been done in this direction occultly. I can only say, I am convinced
    • to say what is. The question of what ought to be is more difficult as
    • No doubt it may be difficult to get stags' bladders; and yet —
    • how many things that are difficult are not done in the world! One might
    • Generally speaking, all that I have said applies to fruit culture also.
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    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • What is the best way of combating couch-grass? It is very difficult,
    • that come to them with far greater difficulty than they did a few decades
    • cities; for in large cities there is enough for an agricultural district
    • It also has its good side, especially if you use it for fruit-culture,
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • they had noticed in seed-strains and in many cultivated plants. What
    • occasion marking the birth-hour of a world-wide agricultural movement.
    • or scientist's whole life-work; the agricultural course is full
    • path in the agricultural movement, which did all its learning in the
    • impulse given by Rudolf Steiner to agriculture stand clearly before
    • Dr. Steiner to give an agricultural course. As Dr. Steiner was already
    • The agricultural
    • is to make the benefits of our agricultural preparations available to
    • agricultural course was given. He had been speaking of the need for
    • the Koberwitz agricultural course in proper perspective as an introduction
    • “Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Method,” did not originate with
    • Agricultural Course, which was attended by some sixty persons, Rudolf
    • modern agriculture were on the wane. “This must be achieved in
    • of those who had been inspired by the agricultural course and were now
    • school of thought and a chemically-minded agricultural thinking confronted
    • one another from opposite points of the compass at the time the agricultural
    • in this view, and the theory still dominates orthodox scientific agricultural
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • to the Agriculture Course of June, 1924.)
    • hydrochloric and sulphuric. Agriculture is faced with a new danger,
    • who is now devoting himself to Agriculture, it is important, for example,
    • are eclipsed nowadays. Modern agriculture has such experience no longer.
    • Streicher: It is difficult for the modern farmer, especially just
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    • animal pests, Dr. Steiner remarked that as new cultivated plants were
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • are able to hold this Agriculture Course here in the house of Count
    • throughout these days an agricultural spirit which is already deeply
    • intimate Union with Agriculture, was prevalent in all that we were
    • Agriculture Course. We who have come here can express our thanks just
    • difficulties which such a gathering may involve in a house remote
    • will show us how intimately the interests of Agriculture are bound
    • Agriculture. Here, needless to say, we can only touch upon the
    • central domain of Agriculture itself, albeit this of its own accord
    • Agriculture especially is sadly hit by the whole trend of modern
    • explain it in the case of Agriculture, so that we may not be speaking
    • things, chapters on the economic aspects of Agriculture. Economists
    • consider, how Agriculture should be carried on in the light of
    • this subject: how Agriculture should be shaped, in the light of
    • Agriculture, not even of the social forms it should assume, unless
    • the economics of Agriculture. The whole thing seems to them so well
    • established. But it is not so. No one can judge of Agriculture who
    • neither in Agriculture nor in any other sphere.
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
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    • recognise the conditions on which the prosperity of Agriculture
    • observe how all agricultural products arise; how Agriculture lives in
    • as possible. Whatever you need for agricultural production, you
    • Earth which is the foundation of all Agriculture.
    • intestines of the “agricultural individuality,” if we may
    • agricultural individuality is standing on its head? For the following
    • be clear that the whole domain of Agriculture — including what
    • peculiar relation to the head-formation. Cultivate a sense of form to
    • — you have the position which the “agricultural
    • agricultural unit should be. Only the animal stock must also be
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    • important questions in agriculture is that of the significance of
    • held the name so secret and occult, only because if they had not done
    • man is not plant, but man. He has the faculty, time and again to
    • It is difficult to
    • of the greatest importance for agriculture. Nitrogen becomes the
    • evolution this was made difficult for carbon. It could indeed
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • methods for Agriculture, as it is for other spheres of life. Nature
    • True, this is not quite so bad in Agriculture; here they do not always
    • with the realities of Agriculture as the customary science of to-day
    • Agriculture, and notably when we come to the question of manuring.
    • very difficult to come to terms at all with this science of to-day,
    • come from the theorising. You see how difficult it is to come to any
    • practical domains of life — and notably for Agriculture.
    • brought into a dead earth and find it difficult, out of its own vitality,
    • chiefly wish to indicate is that we must treat the whole agricultural
    • great difficulty in doing so. Why should it not be possible to make
    • life. You may cultivate some fruit of field or orchard in its appearance
    • to the whole, and so it should be. If you pursue agriculture in this
    • to the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association, Rudolf Steiner House,
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • vital to agriculture, we should always remain in larger spheres,
    • those inspirations which we are able to give to agriculture out of spiritual
    • often find repeated in agricultural literature, in many variations.
    • is not at all difficult for us to use the minute quantities in the proper
    • things, but let me say at the outset: if they should be difficult to
    • of our Agricultural Circle should make experiments; they will soon see
    • two plants should he difficult to get in some locality, they might be
    • other hand, most difficult to replace for its good influence on our
    • will make the manure intelligent, nay, you will give it the faculty
    • the result will soon be that the alleged “excellent agricultural
    • to speak. This difficulty does not occur tn human healing, for a man
    • devices that are pursued in the chemical laboratories of modern agriculture,
    • who have studied academic agriculture from the modern point of view
    • way. It will give the soil the faculty to attract just as much silicic
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • the editorial offices of a Viennese agricultural paper in the 1880's.
    • they not try to do to fight against it! Read of it in the agricultural
    • In some districts it may be difficult to carry out; then you can afford
    • only it is difficult to collect the products of decay. But you will
    • receive the faculty to bring forth plant-life out of itself. This faculty
    • is saturated with water, and with greater difficulty when the earth
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
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    • the faculty to regulate the ethereal vitality within the soil whenever
    • is an essential part of agriculture, and should indeed be thought of
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • are, however, extremely difficult to clothe in general formulae or the
    • it will be much improved when our agricultural training tends more to
    • whatever is long and thin-stalked and goes to hay (Diagram 20). In agriculture
    • not like the animals of the plains, for they must walk about under difficult
    • or beet, that is to say, which by enhanced cultivation have grown bigger
    • materialistic since the introduction of potato cultivation into Europe.
    • of such things will relate agriculture in a most intimate way —
    • It is infinitely important that agriculture should be so related to
    • owing to their general interest and who are not in the Agricultural
    • resolved upon by the Agricultural Circle, and I can only say that I
    • Agriculture Conference we have also enjoyed a real farm festival. Therefore
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    • pupil into an occult school. He had first to learn how the
    • occult pupil before us. He had to arouse within himself the
    • In the depths of the Temple Mysteries the occult pupil
    • The Occultist
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    • pupil into an occult school. He had first to learn how the
    • occult pupil before us. He had to arouse within himself the
    • In the depths of the Temple Mysteries the occult pupil
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    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • stands for agriculture. In this sign people, of course, see
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    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • stands for agriculture. In this sign people, of course, see
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    • they acquire the faculty of a tremendous roaring, of uttering immensely
    • parts of the devachanic plane certain beings who are very difficult
    • It is more difficult to
    • for instance, to observe occultly what dissolute spirits insinuate themselves
    • path of occult development to ever higher stages of knowledge learns
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    • occult science we call a “Sun” is — like our present
    • known in occultism as “fire” — was the matter of Saturn.
    • evolutions in an age which, speaking in the sense of occult astronomy,
    • The occultist makes use of two words to indicate the difference between
    • why the occultists have called the constellation which was entered at
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    • in its way of thinking and feeling. This will make it more difficult
    • with their understanding, but it will become increasingly difficult
    • are not in the least so very difficult to comprehend, but the right
    • schoolmasters instruct the children and cultivate the land allotted
    • on the other hand the spiritual facts have been found by occult means,
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    • among our elements today, with “fire,” as one says in occultism.
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    • off within the earth-mass which is described in occultism as “ash.”
    • has been produced from coarse matter and that his spiritual faculties
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    • emphasized that as a rule in occultism one always goes wrong and can
    • make terrible mistakes unless one describes out of the occult facts
    • and with the Earth the blood was added. If one follows up the occult
    • planet. Hence in occultism we call the Moon the “Cosmos of Wisdom”
    • incarnations. That is expressed in occultism quite definitely by saying:
    • other-wise have rushed past so vehemently. One therefore says in occultism
    • things in the true sense as given by occultism, then they cannot be
    • from materiality but how it must recede because it has sought its culture
    • culture reaches its culmination and sinks into decadence. But a new
    • culture has fallen into decay, we go on further to the Greco-Latin culture,
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    • look up to hierarchies — as they are called in occultism —
    • Genuine occultism, true spiritual science, cannot share the usual trivial
    • When one speaks in occultism
    • of the folk spirit one does not speak of an incomprehensible being difficult
    • the first culture-epoch of the Post-Atlantean Age, that of the ancient
    • found sciences, cultivate their fields — everything of human origin,
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    • spirit and soul. For the occult observer, however, still other beings
    • body and soul. In various occult teachings they are often called elemental
    • of these beings can be investigated by occult means just as in the case
    • and faculties. Thus man shares in creating both — his external
    • experience all sorts of crass cultural phenomena in the near future.
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    • time of the first third of the Atlantean culture epoch. There the life
    • and effaces nothing. It is difficult, however, to read in the Akashic
    • would see how those cultures were cast in the same mold — as,
    • aroused in acknowledging them would lead to many difficulties. For if
    • Faculties develop in the shepherd through which these elemental beings
    • and can definitely be observed through the methods which occult wisdom
    • eagle of Zeus so is it everywhere where symbolism goes back to occult
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    • have gone through various culture epochs: the old Indian, the ancient
    • and now we stand in the fifth culture-epoch of the Post-Atlantean age.
    • man if during his different incarnations in those culture-epochs he
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    • culture-epochs the soul brought back impulses with it that permeated
    • He had a premonition of what human cultural life will be when all that
    • that man has won in various realms will flow together into an All-culture,
    • a comprehensive culture. The arts in a certain way are the actual fore-runners
    • our culture if men will but turn their minds to true spirituality. Through
    • the outer, then there will be a culture again. There have indeed been
    • those who bore in their souls the dawn of a new culture were gathered
    • it would not meet us in what has become world culture. The theosophist
    • carries a future culture. Others may ask what he has already accomplished.
    • the winter. Let us so transform them that they shall work as culture
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    • absorbed Greek culture. Even including a certain unusual
    • refined, strong figures with Greek culture – Romans
    • with Greek culture, which added Greek cultural delicacy to
    • Greek culture didn't understand it at all. They had
    • highly cultured people argued against Christianity, how
    • Christianity; it was fought against by a high culture which
    • little intellectuality or high culture. Even
    • culture could not understand about the essence of the
    • penetrated western culture, was opposed to Christianity.
    • Christian culture and the Christian impulse. And he who
    • Christian culture. And modern natural scientific
    • materialistic culture. It is certainly possible to divest
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    • things which are necessary to it during this cultural
    • difficult meditation appears light-filled. One sees plants
    • help it if I am obliged to read in the occult text about a
    • occult cosmic text. When one has attained to clairvoyant
    • cosmic occult text. I said that contemporary consciousness
    • is at first extremely difficult to extract many things from
    • difficult and broader meaning than it normally has. I can
    • is in the Spiritual Script. For it is very difficult and
    • completely free cultural environment. My education was
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    • in its path of evolution and culture.
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    • Asiatic cult which was a mixture of many other cults, but
    • which was mainly the Mithras cult – one can see this
    • cult was previously celebrated. Yes, one must say what for
    • services. It is not difficult to understand why these
    • new, difficult experience added to the Bath Kol
    • Occult
    • obligations exist! And following one such occult obligation
    • cultivated a kind of secret rite and teachings at certain
    • culture, by his dedication to the highest spiritual powers,
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    • about how on his travels he encountered the pagan cults and
    • years of age, where he learned an occult teaching and knew
    • the people who dedicated themselves to that occult
    • wisdom, culture and moral achievements. He often thought
    • cults of Asia Minor and Southern Europe. But he also
    • carried in his soul the feeling that this cult had
    • themselves by means of their way of life and their occult
    • correct. But it is very difficult to observe such things in
    • distant our present culture is from this search for truth.
    • are greatly respected nowadays. It is difficult today to be
    • clothes, and they are even true! The hounds of cultural
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    • in Steiner's work. While describing the sixth post-Atlantean cultural
    • evolution of certain faculties of the human soul. Human beings will
    • age, culture, time, times, and so on — are not used in a consistent,
    • this way. The seven post-Atlantean cultural epochs, for example, are
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    • the Apocalypse that can be made public only in our time. It was cultivated
    • in the Middle Ages in the occult schools of the Rosicrucians. At that
    • Occultism is not usually
    • only at the end of their culture. The successive post-Atlantean cultures
    • were: First, the pre-Vedantic culture in southern Asia, in India. That
    • was the beginning of the Aryan cultures; second, the epoch of Zarathustra,
    • including the culture of ancient Persia; third, the Egyptian culture,
    • cultures. The first seeds of Christianity were sown during this age
    • in the womb of the Hebrew peoples; fourth, the Greco-Latin cultural
    • Greco-Latin culture was taken over by the northern races: Celts, Germans,
    • slow transformation of the Greco-Latin cultural heritage brought about
    • East brought to Europe through the Arabs. The actual goal of this cultural
    • of occult science and the mysteries. But the two streams will be united
    • the end of these post-Atlantean cultures and will know completely different
    • The Aryan cultures encompass
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    • the Apocalypse that can be made public only in our time. It was cultivated
    • in the Middle Ages in the occult schools of the Rosicrucians. At that
    • Occultism is not usually
    • only at the end of their culture. The successive post-Atlantean cultures
    • were: First, the pre-Vedantic culture in southern Asia, in India. That
    • was the beginning of the Aryan cultures; second, the epoch of Zarathustra,
    • including the culture of ancient Persia; third, the Egyptian culture,
    • cultures. The first seeds of Christianity were sown during this age
    • in the womb of the Hebrew peoples; fourth, the Greco-Latin cultural
    • Greco-Latin culture was taken over by the northern races: Celts, Germans,
    • slow transformation of the Greco-Latin cultural heritage brought about
    • East brought to Europe through the Arabs. The actual goal of this cultural
    • of occult science and the mysteries. But the two streams will be united
    • the end of these post-Atlantean cultures and will know completely different
    • The Aryan cultures encompass
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    • Asia Minor. And neither was it difficult to prove the existence of locust
    • numbers are to be read but it was dripping with occultism. How does
    • time, the occult sign of the lamb. The lamb receives the book with the
    • In occult schools the
    • look into the past a little we see the Atlantean culture before the
    • calculated by occult wisdom, just as today one calculates time according
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    • beings who were firmly anchored in our materialistic culture. Such a day
    • what this personality signifies within our cultural life. The nineteenth
    • Occidental culture, no one was found as suitable as Helena Petrovna
    • in occultism: the twelve goes into the seven, which means that the physical
    • the cultivation
    • the Atlantean. We are now living in the age of cultural epochs.
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    • cultivated. So you will find one aspect emphasized in one territory, and
    • What we refer to as the various peoples or folk groups cultivate particular
    • human being, another folk cultivates another aspect. But we have mentioned
    • another only the physical body, is cultivated. In our various incarnations
    • physical body is especially cultivated. The individual words characterize
    • Cultivating the astral body means, then, to work manas into the astral
    • body. As much as you have cultivated your astral body — to that
    • budhi is especially cultivated. What does that mean? If manas is especially
    • cultivated, and if the human being has become a knower, then what we
    • In the same way the entire Apocalypse is composed with occult signs.
    • the occult script.
    • in the occult language of signs. Theosophy must point out this language
    • of occult signs.
    • it wants to be a real influence on our modern culture.
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    • Old Testament and in ancient Jewish occult teaching there were, as in
    • the exercises prescribed in occult schools, a clairvoyant sees entirely
    • impressions of the day. Only the prescriptions from the occult school
    • body all that had been prepared in the astral through occult exercises.
    • post-Atlantean cultures. In the seven seals, he portrays the seven cultures
    • post-Atlantean. It consists of seven cultures of which we are now in
    • And in the seven trumpets, he portrays the seven cultures of the seventh
    • present-day culture we can see in the physical world. But what will
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    • must go beyond our culture back to the Greco-Latin cultural epoch, the
    • age. Further back in the past we arrive at the Egypto-Chaldean cultural
    • back to the primal holy age of the ancient Indian culture. In this way
    • we finally arrive back at the time of the great Atlantean culture which
    • blossoming of the Atlantean culture, we find the modern human being's
    • abilities that our present-day culture has created; for example, they did
    • centers at that time. Our present-day mystery and occult schools work
    • were cultivated at the same time. The leaders of that time can be called
    • conscious vision of the spiritual world. Unlike our culture, which is
    • of Atlantis. Therefore, he had the task of seeing to it that the culture
    • all for the post-Atlantean cultures. These new cultures required the
    • a sunrise over the great post-Atlantean culture, they developed the
    • for present-day culture. This was necessary for the future.
    • is achieved through occult training; the etheric body is transformed
    • Persian culture. In place of the seven Indian teachers came the first
    • culture; his astral body was especially well developed. When he was
    • became one of the most important personalities of post-Atlantean culture
    • to become the greatest teacher of the fourth post-Atlantean cultural
    • cultures were inspired by the great sun oracle of ancient Atlantis, and
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    • for the seven representatives of the seven cultural epochs of the
    • and the human physical body was still very difficult to distinguish
    • physical nature the most. The occultist refers to them as the bull people.
    • with the view of an occultist sees this picture of the four human groups
    • post-Atlantean culture. This catastrophe will also have its mission, its
    • one another, a war of the classes. This future catastrophe is difficult
    • fall; and in the mysteries of the black occult schools these magical
    • consciousness of self. We will then have learned, in these seven cultures
    • to the first epoch of our culture, to the holy Rishis who pointed to
    • of black magic in the ancient Indian culture. We find the greatest misuse
    • In the occult schools
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    • John's overview. He came from a cultural era when much was still taken
    • these cultural epochs is presented with the seven stars in his hand.
    • Looking at the cultural epoch that saw the outer world as maya or illusion,
    • of the Atlantean cultural epoch he refers to what lives in their memories.
    • people of the second cultural epoch, the age of Zarathustra. He speaks to
    • world as the expression of the spirit. In this way the cultivation of
    • the earth's fields should be like a cultivation of the physical body
    • that existed parallel to the ancient Persian culture also looked up
    • remnants of the second cultural epoch remained. We know how mightily
    • each of the various cultural epochs; for souls always have something
    • During the Egyptian culture
    • that our culture now begins to climb upward to a spiritual understanding
    • cultural evolution has as its meaning the goal of leading humanity through
    • cultural epochs.
    • second letter because this letter refers to the second cultural epoch.
    • In all of occultism there are certain symbols that dominate
    • not yet place any value on knowledge; the culture of Zarathustra just as
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    • we begin to count our fifth age, the Germanic cultural epoch. The fourth
    • spiritual world. But Greek culture could, in the fullest sense, feel what
    • not yet exist in the earliest times of our culture. Only gradually
    • came into this stream. We find in Roman culture a complete skepticism
    • place in such a way that what was cultivated in the Egypto-Chaldean age
    • age must found a new culture after the war of all against all. The seventh
    • culture, will be perceptible on the earth in the seventh age. But these
    • the entire culture of earth has to offer. The seventh age will be such
    • over into a distant future. The key will be turned in the sixth cultural
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    • age are reflected in the first post-Atlantean culture, in the ancient
    • outside. This separation was reflected in the ancient Persian cultural
    • cultural epoch.
    • the ancient Egyptian culture. Hence, the religious life was a worship
    • culture. This era had an aspect of the world that had already presented
    • have nothing to repeat. We have seen how ancient cultures were always
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    • a more occult
    • cultures had the task of reflecting in human souls the great cosmic
    • processes that had taken place in the course of time. In our cultural
    • the question: If only now, in the fifth post-Atlantean cultural epoch,
    • occult process taking place here. Christ lived, of course, for only
    • the fifth letter in the Apocalypse how the people of the fifth cultural
    • self-evident for the cultural epoch of the community of Philadelphia.
    • The wisdom of the fifth cultural age will blossom forth as a flower of
    • love in the sixth cultural age.
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    • second part of Faust, a very important book from the occult
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    • being externally. Just as seven successive cultural epochs can be listed
    • of spiritual culture will have overcome their lower nature. They will
    • Indian that the external world, material culture, appears as yet untouched
    • fruit of the third age, the Egypto-Chaldean culture, during which humankind
    • social laws did not exist among human beings in the Persian culture.
    • weighed. In this way, what will appear as the fruit of our seven cultures
    • In the Greco-Latin culture,
    • opposed to this is working, through a certain cultivation of the I,
    • much. But they will be the most important cultural force after the war
    • culture, as it were: on water and on earth. But humankind must take
    • clairvoyant through occult training can also experience what the writer
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    • been explained in occult schools by real experts who do not explain
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    • unite with the sun. On this Jupiter-Earth all the great cultural ages
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    • culture the brain was entirely soft, more or less like that of a
    • In the cultural epochs
    • by the Yahweh-Christ principle in the next cultural epoch.
    • the I, in our culture, the I permeates the consciousness soul. In the
    • is characterized in occultism with a “0” or zero. Therefore,
    • of wisdom in the next age. What is exoteric culture today was mystery
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    • orderings, to the end that they acquire the faculty of holding the balance
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    • etc. — forces that have taken deep hold in the culture and civilization
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    • subject is a difficult one to approach. For if we turn our attention
    • mystic, occult heights, we see at once that a real, true
    • one who wishes to reflect, in the occult sense, upon the life of man,
    • sight, our entire spiritual faculty for seeing and beholding the
    • our intention here to pursue this “occult physiology,” as
    • necessary to proceed in a somewhat different way, in this occult
    • consider, something of which occult science, however, since its task
    • regard to the animal. On the contrary the occult task is to consider
    • of a science that is not occult will say that we have to do with a
    • really can confront us only in the field of occultism. A question may
    • spinal cord, the occult method of observation reveals that what
    • later what underlies the occult view, so as to enable us to say this.
    • occult view affects it.
    • And here occult observation shows us that there actually is, inside
    • which we shall justify in the following lectures, occult, clairvoyant
    • exist in the physical world of sense. Even though it is difficult to
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    • of our reflections, the difficulty of keeping in our mind's eye
    • method of observation a foundation for the occult method, let us
    • visualise all this it is important, as a basis for an occult method
    • basis for everything that will enable us to ascend to occult heights,
    • takes part in its digestion. On such grounds, the occultists of all
    • comparison — it appeared to the occultists of old to be best
    • occultists and their observations, was the first within our solar
    • occult study, a certain relationship which the nerve-system has to
    • authenticating this later on, that for the occultist the nerve-system
    • life. We shall see later on that anthroposophy, or occultism, does
    • man — and I said yesterday that in occultism our task is not as
    • basis for arriving at the occult foundations of human nature. In
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    • of occult observation of the human being and afterwards to build into
    • occult exercises, to set free from the blood the nerves of our brain
    • that he has brought his faculty of cognition to an inward
    • extraordinarily difficult to find out the functions of the spleen by
    • occultists, anything whatever can be substantiated by showing clearly
    • any being, making it independent, is called in occultism saturnine,
    • belonging to our solar system. For the occultist all those forces
    • this surrounding world. For this reason occultists of all the ages
    • names as the ones already mentioned are chosen in occultism. They are
    • chosen because the occultist does not connect with the names borne by
    • originally created in the occult schools they were never applied
    • a rhythm of its own. And the occultists have, consequently, been
    • an occult idea, expressed in the name Kronos or
    • be able to understand why certain occultists can with justice say as
    • has penetrated into human nature with the help of occult
    • by means of occult science, can re-establish from the human
    • or beginning with the help of occult science on the one hand; and we
    • in the myths and sagas, and that those occultists are right who find
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    • difficulties present themselves even to those who approach the
    • scientific methods, find difficulties as soon as they choose the road
    • the occult depths of cosmic Being.
    • presented by external science. The difficulty before us is this, that
    • anthroposophical world-conception into the culture and knowledge of
    • names as we have described is justified, that in occultism the
    • the activities here referred to, occult knowledge sees in the heart
    • the occultists, according to the same principle, characterise as
    • lectures I shall have occasion to show you that the occultists have
    • difficulties that the most varied answers, offered by the most
    • of occultism, in which it is considered a dispute over empty
    • leads them out of all their difficulties, but only in the sense that
    • of occult physiology) is a super-sensible organisation, which we
    • occult methods, we see at this point ether-forces compressed as if
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    • be difficult for you to believe that forces not visible to the senses
    • difficult to think that space around us may likewise be completely
    • of this organ is its least significant part. In occult literature
    • not be difficult for us to conceive that the human organism as a
    • may be used as they ought to be used. It is not difficult to gain this
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    • therefore, it will not be difficult to grasp the fact that we must
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    • who has a basis of genuine and true occultism will tell you that the
    • occult observations. If I could hold lectures for half a year,
    • occultism.
    • occultism, when it is asserted that all processes in our soul-life
    • through occultism.
    • it for granted that these statements as to results of occult research
    • difficult, if one has even only a moderate capacity for true
    • themselves in real effects; so that, as a result of purely occult
    • these facts, combats such affirmations as may be based upon occult
    • show us how significant, how illuminating, occult premisses may be
    • difficult to distinguish individually, to which particular course of
    • diseased organ appear to us in the light of occult physiology?”
    • very distinct, if we are able to presuppose occult principles. It
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    • last few days regarding “occult physiology,” in which the
    • To be sure, there is a certain difficulty in taking such a view. But
    • all occultism, this which first confronts the purely physical matter
    • we say in occultism, by the ether-body. The moment the nutritive
    • this? Can we verify that which occult perception compels us to
    • in such a way that the best picture occultism can give us is to
    • and intimate occult observation, to the relationship which the heart
    • for thousands of years occult science has not only examined,
    • of occult sources, that we can quietly bide our time, that the facts
    • What does occultism
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    • Elohim introduced into the elementary matter, is difficult to
    • which is what we should expect, if it really derives from occult
    • description I gave in my Occult Science of the coming into existence
    • faculties of seers who speak to us across thousands of years.
    • Occult Science,
    • centuries they have completely ignored what occult investigation has
    • will know what difficulty this point has caused the commentators.
    • The first difficulty
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    • knowledge of occultism would perhaps equip them to understand the
    • very ancient occult truth, a truth to which even modern physiology
    • Occult Science,
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    • necessary it is to have recourse to occult sources if one wishes to
    • figure.” Through being cut off from occult sources, the fruit
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    • Thus what is actually to be seen is an inner faculty showing itself
    • for anyone who begins to hear voices to cultivate the greatest
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    • through Spiritual or Occult Science. This leads us to ask why the
    • hearers readily realise how difficult it is to reach the depths upon
    • further he probes the more numerous are the difficulties which
    • investigation, then the real difficulties begin to show themselves,
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    • mathematical thinking. If such a “mathematizing” culture
    • of an Occult Science) and if we constantly practise them in a
    • difficult to penetrate, but I think you will be able to grasp what I
    • which is very difficult to understand, namely, a kind of turning
    • besides a mere activity of thought. Though it may be difficult to
    • which presents far greater difficulties.
    • to be cultivated within it — just as if the nut’s shell
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    • mathematical thinking. If such a “mathematizing” culture
    • of an Occult Science) and if we constantly practise them in a
    • difficult to penetrate, but I think you will be able to grasp what I
    • which is very difficult to understand, namely, a kind of turning
    • besides a mere activity of thought. Though it may be difficult to
    • which presents far greater difficulties.
    • to be cultivated within it — just as if the nut’s shell
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    • not only have the described faculties but must be able, after the
    • itself. Such a cultivation of the will is accomplished only when the
    • one beholds the situation with a newly acquired, special faculty of
    • Only by having this meeting will one acquire the faculty to
    • in ecstasy are actually rooted in a false cultivation of the mystical
    • faculty of the human being. When man strives always to enter more and
    • spiritual substance that is cultivated in the human being through
    • spiritual investigator to cultivate one particular mood of soul,
    • that the spiritual investigator must cultivate allows him in the
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    • thinking reside faculties that stand in direct connection with the
    • the ordinary faculty of judgment vanishes in him if super-sensible
    • thinking, however, can cultivate this capacity in such a way that it
    • these results penetrate — through difficult hindrances of soul,
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    • not only have the described faculties but must be able, after the
    • itself. Such a cultivation of the will is accomplished only when the
    • one beholds the situation with a newly acquired, special faculty of
    • Only by having this meeting will one acquire the faculty to
    • in ecstasy are actually rooted in a false cultivation of the mystical
    • faculty of the human being. When man strives always to enter more and
    • spiritual substance that is cultivated in the human being through
    • spiritual investigator to cultivate one particular mood of soul,
    • that the spiritual investigator must cultivate allows him in the
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    • thinking reside faculties that stand in direct connection with the
    • the ordinary faculty of judgment vanishes in him if super-sensible
    • thinking, however, can cultivate this capacity in such a way that it
    • these results penetrate — through difficult hindrances of soul,
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    • cultural life of today: the requirement of meeting fully the inner need and
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    • The origin of dramatic art in European cultural life. The Mystery Of
    • of the human bodily sheaths. An occult sign. (20th August,
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    • re-awakened through our modern viewpoint and the cultivation of Spiritual
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    • European cultural development when the several activities of the
    • in feeling to the very first beginnings of European cultural
    • development, to times when a unified culture, born directly out of
    • highest that the human soul can reach; it was a culture pulsating
    • their culture, but they still spoke of religion, even when their
    • with the archetypal mother of all culture.
    • imbue every aspect of human culture with that singleness of vision
    • that. True occultism at a somewhat higher level shows us however that
    • is twofold. Firstly, if European cultural life is not to dry up, to
    • it cannot be a continuation of the occultism, the mysticism, which
    • occultism; we should be putting our personal preferences above the
    • some form or other of ancient occultism, let us suppress this, and
    • occultism nor modern science will serve to satisfy the deepest need
    • middle course between purely historical occultism, which can be read
    • been taken along that golden middle road between ancient occultism
    • place of this ancient clairvoyance another culture will become more
    • culture requires a sacrifice — they no longer feel that in
    • external culture which he traced back to Agamemnon, Menelaus,
    • represented this perpetual sacrifice demanded by intellectual culture
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
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    • other culture associated with Persephone and her mother Demeter. Now
    • of Spiritual Science has happened to the old clairvoyant faculty of
    • culture has vanished. But nothing in the world ever really
    • form his own clairvoyant faculty, but both these things were given to
    • transformed into the faculty of clairvoyance.’ (We may call
    • forces which in man develop into the faculty of clairvoyance.
    • faculty of clairvoyance. And because this organism of ours has become
    • intellectual culture. Now it is emerging again from the dark depths
    • which all true occultism is in agreement. At the end of three
    • contribution of western culture is that the cosmic Individuality who
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • of the harmonising of two streams of culture which I may call the
    • the beginning of our fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch that
    • culture-epoch, there arose in all sorts of ways in western
    • occult investigation in this direction is being pursued with greater
    • occultist calls the self-knowledge of the physical body through the
    • occult sense of taste, the spiritual sense of taste. When
    • permeated by this astringent taste, the occultist knows that he is
    • experiencing knowledge of his own physical body through the occult
    • of concrete knowledge; they are known to occultists in the same way
    • spiritual, then you have the clairsipience which the occultist knows
    • and antipathies.’ When the occultist acquires the taste of
    • this, when as a practising occultist he feels himself in this etheric
    • also be recognised by the occultist who has developed these higher
    • faculties. But in this case one can no longer properly speak of a
    • different terms. But it is also possible for the practising occultist
    • occultist, he certainly gets at first a very unpleasant sensation ...
    • contains — like an occult sign on which we can
    • occult sign and acquire a certain feeling for the proportional
    • is an occult sign; one can meditate on such signs; I have described
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • postAtlantean culture-epoch, in the Persian epoch, in the
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture-epoch were unable to appear directly in human
    • Egypto-Chaldean epoch to all the culture-epochs. Things were
    • Archangeloi. One may say that the Persian, the Zarathustra culture,
    • was guided by Archangels just as the Egypto-Chaldean culture was
    • Impulse, and in the sixth culture-epoch, the epoch following our own,
    • majesty; but in the most advanced men of the seventh culture-epoch it
    • the seventh culture-epoch of post-Atlantean humanity.Thus we see that
    • which we can call materialistic culture and materialistic science.
    • Occult Science.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • the Greco-Latin culture the reins of spiritual guidance from above
    • meaning. For a modern consciousness it is somewhat difficult to come
    • to terms with the proper concepts. It is difficult to imagine that
    • is because the modern man has no idea of this that it is so difficult
    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch, but during that epoch to hold the
    • fantasy, one wholly pictorial. Within the pictorial mode his culture
    • teaching men the arts of agriculture, the cultivation of the vine,
    • taught men agriculture, taught them the cultivation of the vine,
    • as intellectual culture, consider the mental content of what is given
    • culture also envelops all men in their daily lives—therein
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • occultism, do we find this contradiction, a contradiction which
    • by the exercise of our physical senses, by exercising our faculties
    • nor in any way perceptible to any faculty for acquiring knowledge of
    • is utterly deceiving himself. With physical faculties for acquiring
    • only learn to know the ego when we direct our physical faculty of
    • what a man's normal faculties find within him as his ego ever
    • faculties, as belonging to any other world than that of the physical
    • the world, is only maya.’ For as soon as the faculty
    • a mighty occult script, the question arising out of this Greek myth.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • own time we can come to know through Spiritual, or Occult Science; and
    • problems concerning the human faculty of cognition.
    • that something quite different from ordinary knowledge was cultivated
    • matters in ordinary life. That is why it is so difficult to make
    • Spiritual Science it will not be difficult for you, from all I have
    • his soul to be poured out into external culture was nevertheless able
    • the meaning of Greek spiritual culture in the sense of ancient Greek
    • Mystery-wisdom when one knows that the old Dionysian culture
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • feeling, a man is only allowing Spiritual or Occult Science to work
    • through us. We are not cultivating in our knowledge any private
    • important occult experiences, how he has been permitted a glimpse
    • occult experiences of the kind we have been speaking of has to
    • be described in the following way. When the human being cultivates
    • finds it very difficult to accept, something which is in the highest
    • another side. We cannot come to know occult facts by pinning
    • most closely followed by the occultist in the case of the heart and
    • physical brain. We have to resort to occultism to learn how the brain
    • Occult Physiology,
    • occult development becomes aware of something peculiar about these
    • of feeling and activity, steeped in occult forces.
    • found it too difficult to enter into these dense elements, and
    • saying that the one chose the more difficult path, that took them
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • culture-epoch — for instance, that of ancient Egypt —
    • have in fact what a clairvoyant culture, which was inwardly aware of
    • through occult and religious scriptures — the symbol of the
    • of modern clairvoyance, modern occult science? We may perhaps feel
    • means of occultism. Let me draw your attention to the fact that in
    • religious cults or rituals. Nowadays — I say this by the way
    • break with him or rise above this difficulty and remain true to him.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • spiritual hierarchies. But when through the serious cultivation of
    • cultural conditions which have prevailed hitherto, men have made
    • error to think that the faculty of speech is formed through the
    • brain which brings into existence the faculty of speech but the
    • activity which the man himself develops. The faculty of speech is
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    • for no human faculty is capable of unifying what it has made separate and
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    • was necessary that from the whole of Post-Atlantean civilisation, faculties
    • means of these faculties, but by observing the phenomena of the
    • culture whose fruits are to this very day implicit in the whole of the
    • cultural life and civilisation of the West. Constructive reasoning and
    • to awaken in his soul the faculties of Imagination, Inspiration and
    • the faculty to grasp and comprehend the nature of Jahve. Abraham's bodily
    • deriving from the particular faculties possessed by the individual man
    • such faculties and qualities be transmitted.
    • the faculties necessary for comprehending the world according to number
    • Hebrew people progresses, these Abrahamitic faculties are transmitted
    • faculties of this nature and what was acquired by the ancient Hebrews
    • some measure this faculty of Imagination. Joseph was the appropriate
    • link because he still possessed this faculty.
    • was the faculty of mathematical logic — that is to say, they were
    • and to take appropriate measures, required a different faculty, which
    • the Egyptians did not possess. Because Joseph possessed this faculty
    • colour and substance from the inner faculty of Imagination possessed
    • through Moses, into the Hebrew people with their faculties of mathematical
    • for they were destined to inherit that new faculty which could
    • faculties that had been abandoned. — That is one side of the
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    • able to see into the spiritual realm. But this faculty had to be replaced
    • other words, experience of the outer physical world. This faculty developed
    • epoch of culture, what was known to the pupils and followers of Zarathustra
    • faculties typical of later Post-Atlantean humanity would have been
    • the will to unfold logical thinking, to develop his earthly faculties
    • possessing the faculty of comprehending the outer physical world according
    • the old inherited faculties could not disappear all at once, but that
    • of the pre-Christian peoples. The development of the new faculties was
    • to be endowed with faculties of a special kind? All this had to take
    • Dionysos and were content that their faculties should rise up as it were
    • honey of wild bees — not cultivated bees — and other
    • faculties leading him outward into the world around, is represented in
    • the Edomites, in whom old, inherited faculties continued to be propagated.
    • of faculties which had been present in Abraham as rudiments only. We
    • of the Hebrew people and would have produced an abortive form of culture.
    • represents the specific Israelitish faculties, springs from Sarah. Hagar
    • highest faculties in Abraham, but from Hagar, from Sinai. Those, therefore,
    • how there were present in Abraham, faculties which developed in the
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    • constantly hear the remark that anthroposophy is difficult to
    • less difficult to understand than anthroposophy, this point of
    • confusion and chaos are over. We are entering a difficult period of
    • Occult Science
    • are rather difficult to understand. You will also see that what leads
    • however much power the world has today to make things as difficult as
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    • constantly hear the remark that anthroposophy is difficult to
    • less difficult to understand than anthroposophy, this point of
    • confusion and chaos are over. We are entering a difficult period of
    • Occult Science
    • are rather difficult to understand. You will also see that what leads
    • however much power the world has today to make things as difficult as
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    • and understanding another man. We are really faced with a difficulty
    • European culture after having steeped ourselves in those of oriental
    • humanity. In the highly spiritual creations of oriental culture we
    • modern culture: “In that man is placed on Nature's pinnacle, he
    • European makes it difficult for him really to understand oriental
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    • and understanding another man. We are really faced with a difficulty
    • European culture after having steeped ourselves in those of oriental
    • humanity. In the highly spiritual creations of oriental culture we
    • modern culture: “In that man is placed on Nature's pinnacle, he
    • European makes it difficult for him really to understand oriental
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    • of his deep insight into occult truths, Novalis speaks of Christ as
    • it difficult to write a poem on the subject. But in
    • same extent as later on, but also because man's faculty of
    • had as yet no faculty for cognising the material world; he could neither
    • Egyptian culture founded by Hermes, the conditions heralded
    • He was not proclaimed, whenever one can speak of human culture and
    • establish one culture after another in the physical world. To
    • difficult for him during life between birth and death to gaze
    • were related to the spiritual world. It is difficult to
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    • of his deep insight into occult truths, Novalis speaks of Christ as
    • it difficult to write a poem on the subject. But in
    • same extent as later on, but also because man's faculty of
    • had as yet no faculty for cognising the material world; he could neither
    • Egyptian culture founded by Hermes, the conditions heralded
    • He was not proclaimed, whenever one can speak of human culture and
    • establish one culture after another in the physical world. To
    • difficult for him during life between birth and death to gaze
    • were related to the spiritual world. It is difficult to
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    • entering through birth to-day feel a kind of hindrance, a difficulty,
    • lies something which is extraordinarily difficult for our
    • cultivated through the anthroposophic view of the world. Of course
    • cultivated to the utmost. The catastrophe of the world-war has, more
    • cultural life. The latter cannot become healthy unless fructified by
    • and find a cultural life that despises the West and us too, for the
    • Eastern culture still clings to an ancient spirituality and is
    • as trustee of the spiritual [cultural] life, especially of education,
    • ignored. But it appears as if this is being learnt with difficulty,
    • fruits for the cultural life of the whole of humanity.
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    • entering through birth to-day feel a kind of hindrance, a difficulty,
    • lies something which is extraordinarily difficult for our
    • cultivated through the anthroposophic view of the world. Of course
    • cultivated to the utmost. The catastrophe of the world-war has, more
    • cultural life. The latter cannot become healthy unless fructified by
    • and find a cultural life that despises the West and us too, for the
    • Eastern culture still clings to an ancient spirituality and is
    • as trustee of the spiritual [cultural] life, especially of education,
    • ignored. But it appears as if this is being learnt with difficulty,
    • fruits for the cultural life of the whole of humanity.
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    • reincarnate?’ — occult research gives the answer
    • they then inhabited. This clairvoyance, once a natural faculty in
    • prevailing during the Græco-Roman epoch of culture. Since then,
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture, the ancient Indian being the first,
    • Occult research is able to
    • influence upon the soul of man. That is why Greek culture was able to
    • nature of development in the sixth epoch of culture, it is well to consider
    • post-Atlantean culture-epochs in order to grasp how intellectuality,
    • interesting finding of occult research. You know that when a man
    • occult experience — is that the majority of men
    • himself to be drawn downwards, and it is an actual fact in occult
    • worlds, and inspires all bearers of culture who are not yet permeated
    • is that a man who has paralysed his intellectual faculty as a result
    • occultists.
    • physical body, according to occultism that would be equivalent to
    • The Oriental occult teachings call this Bodhisattva the
    • occult investigations that in this Maitreya Buddha the power of
    • Christ. Occult investigations show us to-day that in a certain
    • years time, will become the Maitreya Buddha. It would be so much occult
    • can be substantiated only by means of occult investigation. Yet
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    • reincarnate?’ — occult research gives the answer
    • they then inhabited. This clairvoyance, once a natural faculty in
    • prevailing during the Græco-Roman epoch of culture. Since then,
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture, the ancient Indian being the first,
    • Occult research is able to
    • influence upon the soul of man. That is why Greek culture was able to
    • nature of development in the sixth epoch of culture, it is well to consider
    • post-Atlantean culture-epochs in order to grasp how intellectuality,
    • interesting finding of occult research. You know that when a man
    • occult experience — is that the majority of men
    • himself to be drawn downwards, and it is an actual fact in occult
    • worlds, and inspires all bearers of culture who are not yet permeated
    • is that a man who has paralysed his intellectual faculty as a result
    • occultists.
    • physical body, according to occultism that would be equivalent to
    • The Oriental occult teachings call this Bodhisattva the
    • occult investigations that in this Maitreya Buddha the power of
    • Christ. Occult investigations show us to-day that in a certain
    • years time, will become the Maitreya Buddha. It would be so much occult
    • can be substantiated only by means of occult investigation. Yet
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    • In our own cultural epoch,
    • what must come, namely, the sixth cultural period.
    • compare it with others. We know these cultural epochs are different
    • different faculties in their next incarnation. Human faculties have
    • changed during the past five cultural epochs, and they will change
    • at least people who want to be fully up to date culturally are busy
    • understood only by those soul faculties that are bound to the
    • those who know occult contemplation, true spiritual perception.
    • innermost core of a person through what we cultivate in
    • is the proper cultivation of that soul faculty we have spoken of
    • This soul faculty will be
    • we have cultivated our I in this incarnation or not. If we have not
    • cultivated it, the I will not be there as the innermost human
    • will belong to those who now cultivate their individualities. Those,
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    • Chaldean-Babylonian culture and was the teacher of Pythagoras,
    • further the faculties he had acquired through ascending from
    • individuality cannot express his or her soul-spiritual faculties
    • certain kind of brain to express such faculties as Zarathustra
    • faculties. Thus, the Jesus child described in Saint Matthew's
    • that the Bible, not outer cultural history, is right. What cultural
    • look at ancient times, we find that people had other faculties of
    • intellectual culture.
    • of education through which the various faculties are gradually
    • individuality. Faculties that are to become common to a large number
    • of people must first appear in one person. Thus, the faculties having
    • world by measure, number, and weight — faculties that aim not
    • that the faculty using the brain as instrument could become
    • this faculty that had been given to Abraham in rudimentary form was
    • the physical brain was no exception. This faculty was developed
    • tribes of descendants of Abraham so that the faculties that were
    • civilizations. This clairvoyance was connected to faculties
    • for the constellations. The last faculty to be given up in
    • faculties for observation of the outer world. Nevertheless, every new
    • transmission of the new outer-directed faculties. Thus, the Hebrews
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    • authors were inspired occultists and each wanted to represent this
    • a revelation of the highest human and occult aims, as well as of the
    • is so infinitely difficult to squeeze the tremendous facts imparted
    • we arrive at an important occult concept that is indispensable to the
    • occult understanding of human evolution. It is naturally easy to say
    • human being to occultism? Nothing but Maya! He or she is about the
    • earth, there is nothing for the occultist. In fact, forces stream
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    • naturally difficult for us to be aware at the outset that this
    • bodies have a powerful faculty to reproduce the harmonies of the
    • being with powerfully developed faculties, those we often say are
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    • others. It is very difficult to say anything at this time about the
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    • body lies at the occult foundation of every kind of cramp or
    • occult facts; we must believe in the existence and activity of the
    • it now more upright, with a different form. Cultivate the habit of
    • culture of the will’, as we may call it, is notably important.
    • difficult this is in life. For instance, when a man has lied to you,
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    • occult facts; we must believe in the existence and activity of the
    • it now more upright, with a different form. Cultivate the habit of
    • culture of the will’, as we may call it, is notably important.
    • difficult this is in life. For instance, when a man has lied to you,
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    • understands how difficult it is for a man involved in scientific work
    • which in ordinary life may be called difficult but which are
    • “mystical” or “occult”. But to ascribe to
    • is not at all difficult, but trivial and elementary, to see that this
    • occultism, and the sole aim of attaining to the super-sensible worlds
    • confronts us in the culture of our age? This — that its thinking has
    • disposition of soul that man has to-day. He cultivates the scientific
    • (“Occult Science”)
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    • respect, Anthroposophy encounters difficulties when it would enter
    • understands how difficult it is for a man involved in scientific work
    • which in ordinary life may be called difficult but which are
    • “mystical” or “occult”. But to ascribe to
    • is not at all difficult, but trivial and elementary, to see that this
    • occultism, and the sole aim of attaining to the super-sensible worlds
    • confronts us in the culture of our age? This — that its thinking has
    • disposition of soul that man has to-day. He cultivates the scientific
    • (“Occult Science”)
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    • culture,” then it must certainly be admitted that but little of
    • the Asiatic culture, the penetration of this primeval element of joy
    • cultivating self-knowledge and a true inner vision. And simply
    • who had already cultivated that vision of man's inner being, a
    • characterised by the fact that the seed-ground for cultural
    • The culture of the countries situated round the North Sea has
    • gradually spread throughout the West and will become a world culture.
    • The centre of gravity of this world culture will be transferred
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    • culture,” then it must certainly be admitted that but little of
    • the Asiatic culture, the penetration of this primeval element of joy
    • cultivating self-knowledge and a true inner vision. And simply
    • who had already cultivated that vision of man's inner being, a
    • characterised by the fact that the seed-ground for cultural
    • The culture of the countries situated round the North Sea has
    • gradually spread throughout the West and will become a world culture.
    • The centre of gravity of this world culture will be transferred
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    • as you may read in my Outline of Occult Science, of how our Earth
    • round about him on the world, and uses the combining faculty of his
    • virtually in a kind of sleep condition, spiritual inner faculties
    • faculties in the same way that we trace the gradual growth of the
    • through his intellect a special faculty for studying and observing
    • to lead you, by what may have been at times a rather difficult path, to
    • own account. All our so-called education and culture has been
    • with what is dead. This kind of culture is directly opposed to real
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    • as you may read in my Outline of Occult Science, of how our Earth
    • round about him on the world, and uses the combining faculty of his
    • virtually in a kind of sleep condition, spiritual inner faculties
    • faculties in the same way that we trace the gradual growth of the
    • through his intellect a special faculty for studying and observing
    • to lead you, by what may have been at times a rather difficult path, to
    • own account. All our so-called education and culture has been
    • with what is dead. This kind of culture is directly opposed to real
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    • to-day. Because of their faculties of atavistic clairvoyance,
    • also possessing the faculty of atavistic clairvoyance —
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    • know nothing of death and therefore cannot unfold the faculty of
    • Occult Science,
    • have the faculty of intellect; but intellect makes us inwardly
    • speaking of such matters one is always aware of the difficulty of
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    • humanity and one which it is exceeding difficult for the modern
    • to-day. Because of their faculties of atavistic clairvoyance,
    • also possessing the faculty of atavistic clairvoyance —
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    • know nothing of death and therefore cannot unfold the faculty of
    • Occult Science,
    • have the faculty of intellect; but intellect makes us inwardly
    • speaking of such matters one is always aware of the difficulty of
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    • by asking someone who is firmly rooted in modern culture: —
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    • All that has been cultivated for so many years in our
    • the modern culture and civilisation of Europe. We should at least
    • the breaking up of European culture. To-day we can only have a pale
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. This is the epoch of the
    • post Atlantean epoch of culture is a kind of repetition of
    • Atlantis. The fifth post-Atlantean epoch of culture in which we are
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. The impulse of the Mystery of
    • Golgotha arose during the fourth epoch of culture, as the most
    • fifth epoch of culture the Mystery of Golgotha will not work in the
    • the fifth epoch of culture is to approach the Mystery of
    • culture.
    • fifth epoch of culture, let us first bring before our souls the way
    • fifth epoch of culture is called upon to bring into human
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture will really have extracted from human
    • epoch of culture we should envisage the 6th and 7th epochs. It is
    • understanding is the task of the 5th post-Atlantean epoch of culture.
    • with the goals that must be reached during the 5th epoch of culture.
    • develop gifts which have no productive force. This idea is difficult
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    • All that has been cultivated for so many years in our
    • the modern culture and civilisation of Europe. We should at least
    • the breaking up of European culture. To-day we can only have a pale
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. This is the epoch of the
    • post Atlantean epoch of culture is a kind of repetition of
    • Atlantis. The fifth post-Atlantean epoch of culture in which we are
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. The impulse of the Mystery of
    • Golgotha arose during the fourth epoch of culture, as the most
    • fifth epoch of culture the Mystery of Golgotha will not work in the
    • the fifth epoch of culture is to approach the Mystery of
    • culture.
    • fifth epoch of culture, let us first bring before our souls the way
    • fifth epoch of culture is called upon to bring into human
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture will really have extracted from human
    • epoch of culture we should envisage the 6th and 7th epochs. It is
    • understanding is the task of the 5th post-Atlantean epoch of culture.
    • with the goals that must be reached during the 5th epoch of culture.
    • develop gifts which have no productive force. This idea is difficult
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    • the whole extent of pagan culture. Jewish culture was, after all, a
    • culture is essentially different from our modern Christian culture.
    • culture had a uniform character. It was principally based upon
    • “Occult Knowledge”.
    • Occult Science.
    • “Occult Science”
    • cultivate the characterized power of discernment; it would be fatal
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    • the whole extent of pagan culture. Jewish culture was, after all, a
    • culture is essentially different from our modern Christian culture.
    • culture had a uniform character. It was principally based upon
    • “Occult Knowledge”.
    • Occult Science.
    • “Occult Science”
    • cultivate the characterized power of discernment; it would be fatal
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    • difficult — in view of the many facts that meet one
    • is little given to cultivating so great an interest in the
    • incident of external culture, of external technical culture.
    • is, strictly speaking, peculiar to Asiatic culture. America,
    • human individual endowed with particular faculties, he is
    • cultivation of the soil, that is to say, with the primal
    • connected with agriculture! Of course, there is here, as
    • country, agricultural or industrial. And much deeper than
    • much understanding of how to introduce into European culture
    • a realisation of the actuating impulses of Asiatic culture.
    • way of bringing Asiatic culture into Europe. One finds a good
    • with his Asiatic culture, was the pig that grunted and that
    • speak out quite plainly about the occult facts of
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    • difficult — in view of the many facts that meet one
    • is little given to cultivating so great an interest in the
    • incident of external culture, of external technical culture.
    • is, strictly speaking, peculiar to Asiatic culture. America,
    • human individual endowed with particular faculties, he is
    • cultivation of the soil, that is to say, with the primal
    • connected with agriculture! Of course, there is here, as
    • country, agricultural or industrial. And much deeper than
    • much understanding of how to introduce into European culture
    • a realisation of the actuating impulses of Asiatic culture.
    • way of bringing Asiatic culture into Europe. One finds a good
    • with his Asiatic culture, was the pig that grunted and that
    • speak out quite plainly about the occult facts of
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    • example, how difficult self-knowledge is even in the most
    • difficult. Nevertheless, personal and individual
    • called the five senses — in the occult sense. For in
    • not at all difficult nowadays to write a book. Books almost
    • intellect but with their faculty of feeling — wrangling
    • and intellectual culture of our time. He who can understand
    • that will dominate the spiritual culture of the future.
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    • example, how difficult self-knowledge is even in the most
    • difficult. Nevertheless, personal and individual
    • called the five senses — in the occult sense. For in
    • not at all difficult nowadays to write a book. Books almost
    • intellect but with their faculty of feeling — wrangling
    • and intellectual culture of our time. He who can understand
    • that will dominate the spiritual culture of the future.
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    • —though the latter is more difficult than the former.
    • difficulty in spreading Spiritual Science lies in this
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    • —though the latter is more difficult than the former.
    • difficulty in spreading Spiritual Science lies in this
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    • cities as the representatives of modern culture. It has
    • agricultural workers, while their feelings and inclinations
    • clairvoyant faculties had persisted among all the peoples of
    • Earth. And so, although it will inevitably be difficult for
    • convinced that all cultural life, all spiritual life must be
    • we cultivate in our anthroposophical centres become in the
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    • cities as the representatives of modern culture. It has
    • agricultural workers, while their feelings and inclinations
    • clairvoyant faculties had persisted among all the peoples of
    • Earth. And so, although it will inevitably be difficult for
    • convinced that all cultural life, all spiritual life must be
    • we cultivate in our anthroposophical centres become in the
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    • for a moment of Goethe, who so powerfully influenced Western culture
    • culture we find that Lessing had a magnificent conception of the idea
    • clairvoyant faculties that were normal in the soul of prehistoric
    • deeply devotional mood of Indian culture — albeit a culture
    • my reasoning faculties.” But in an older age the constitution
    • future penetrate Christian culture more and more deeply as an occult
    • nineteenth century the different branches of culture yielded such
    • to coping with it. Man began to realise that his faculties of
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    • for a moment of Goethe, who so powerfully influenced Western culture
    • culture we find that Lessing had a magnificent conception of the idea
    • clairvoyant faculties that were normal in the soul of prehistoric
    • deeply devotional mood of Indian culture — albeit a culture
    • my reasoning faculties.” But in an older age the constitution
    • future penetrate Christian culture more and more deeply as an occult
    • nineteenth century the different branches of culture yielded such
    • to coping with it. Man began to realise that his faculties of
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    • whole culture of our age, especially in so far as this culture is
    • modern culture. We should be in a sorry plight if all that lives in
    • our intellectualistic culture were not merely a picture but an actual
    • culture to deal with those who are suffering from so-called mental
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    • whole culture of our age, especially in so far as this culture is
    • modern culture. We should be in a sorry plight if all that lives in
    • our intellectualistic culture were not merely a picture but an actual
    • culture to deal with those who are suffering from so-called mental
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    • equilibrium for earthly life is a faculty which man does not bring
    • — is not so formed as already to contain the faculty of upright
    • gait and posture. This faculty is only incorporated in man's nature
    • lies a most essential element of all earthly culture and
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    • equilibrium for earthly life is a faculty which man does not bring
    • — is not so formed as already to contain the faculty of upright
    • gait and posture. This faculty is only incorporated in man's nature
    • lies a most essential element of all earthly culture and
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    • the faculty of clear and conscious discernment, did not as yet exist.
    • The old heathen cults
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    • the faculty of clear and conscious discernment, did not as yet exist.
    • The old heathen cults
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    • cultural ingredient that now permeates our whole external
    • — Less than 150 years ago, yet electricity is now a cultural
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    • cultural ingredient that now permeates our whole external
    • — Less than 150 years ago, yet electricity is now a cultural
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    • faculties. This was what they knew about the Christ.
    • greatest possible difficulty in understanding this fact; the capacity
    • very difficulties we spoke of appeared. On the one hand, we have
    • who walks on the earth. This was why they found it so difficult to
    • What was a theoretical difficulty in the case of Origenes — the
    • to many difficulties. People are at a loss when they try to find the
    • difficult indeed to apply to them the name theologians. The word
    • finest attainable comprehension if we cultivate spiritual science to
    • spiritual science?” We should cultivate inwardly everything
    • seems to me a good idea to cultivate among us and to experience the
    • worldview finds it difficult even to rediscover the right
    • Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy, and Philosophy,
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    • faculties. This was what they knew about the Christ.
    • greatest possible difficulty in understanding this fact; the capacity
    • very difficulties we spoke of appeared. On the one hand, we have
    • who walks on the earth. This was why they found it so difficult to
    • What was a theoretical difficulty in the case of Origenes — the
    • to many difficulties. People are at a loss when they try to find the
    • difficult indeed to apply to them the name theologians. The word
    • finest attainable comprehension if we cultivate spiritual science to
    • spiritual science?” We should cultivate inwardly everything
    • seems to me a good idea to cultivate among us and to experience the
    • worldview finds it difficult even to rediscover the right
    • Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy, and Philosophy,
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    • a certain inherent difficulty for our human power of knowledge and
    • the difficulties begin at once when man endeavours to relate the world of
    • imaginable difficulties. They know that the physical and bodily is
    • difficulties have arisen, especially for philosophic
    • or less under the difficulty of bringing the soul-and-spirit, which
    • these things indicate what difficulties arise when we seek the relation
    • all the difficulty in gaining a knowledge of the soul. People are
    • passing from one dimension to another. This is difficult for
    • we cultivated more intensely
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    • a certain inherent difficulty for our human power of knowledge and
    • the difficulties begin at once when man endeavours to relate the world of
    • imaginable difficulties. They know that the physical and bodily is
    • difficulties have arisen, especially for philosophic
    • or less under the difficulty of bringing the soul-and-spirit, which
    • these things indicate what difficulties arise when we seek the relation
    • all the difficulty in gaining a knowledge of the soul. People are
    • passing from one dimension to another. This is difficult for
    • we cultivated more intensely
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    • as the remains of prehistoric organic beings. Nor is it difficult to
    • “Occult Science.”)
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    • as the remains of prehistoric organic beings. Nor is it difficult to
    • “Occult Science.”)
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    • before birth, before conception. Fundamentally speaking, the faculty
    • sense-qualities, and that the faculty by means of which I am able to
    • wish to acquire the faculty of logical thinking. In order to enjoy
    • Nothing now remains but for us to acquire the faculty of making
    • the development of those faculties which are spoken of in my book
    • is too weak to be conscious of his intuitive faculty. But he
    • nevertheless exercises this faculty during the night. So that it is
    • there is a poem belonging to the old German culture called
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    • before birth, before conception. Fundamentally speaking, the faculty
    • sense-qualities, and that the faculty by means of which I am able to
    • wish to acquire the faculty of logical thinking. In order to enjoy
    • Nothing now remains but for us to acquire the faculty of making
    • the development of those faculties which are spoken of in my book
    • is too weak to be conscious of his intuitive faculty. But he
    • nevertheless exercises this faculty during the night. So that it is
    • there is a poem belonging to the old German culture called
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    • 230-0 Occult & Curative Powers of Precious
    • & the Occult Mysteries of Antiquity (256 pp.)
    • Christ: An Occult History (288 pp.)
    • of Occultism, Theosophy, Philosophy (216 pp.)
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    • kept alive in Western occult schools, is better
    • Occult Science
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    • evolution, so difficult to be conceived by our present-day
    • either out of print, or copies are very difficult to find, and so
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    • and that this year, in spite of great difficulty we were able to
    • Probation that occult perception may very well be turned to
    • difficulty even in this. Theosophy requires, as you all know, a
    • such a thing should be thought possible). It might even be cultivated
    • the limitations of space and so on, as regards the cultivation of
    • occult knowledge in such a room. We have seen that the deepening for
    • knowledge in the separate domains of life — even of occult life
    • might have been difficult to work in the time approaching. When I
    • theosophical movement we have to look upon the occult ideal as the
    • occult truth. There cannot in reality be an Eastern and Western
    • occultism. That would be just as sensible as if we were to
    • peculiarity, be better attended to by occult research in the East or
    • the occult research of the last century in the European esoteric
    • schools, the European sanctuaries of occultism. Nothing that has been
    • were it not that the occult researches of the West had been fostered
    • occultism should give its conclusions on these facts in the West.
    • of the West, which the Eastern school of occult thought, in so far as
    • occult teachings — for instance, about Buddha or the
    • meditating about the Being of the Christ, or in making occult
    • Society to cultivate universal love! For there are many such, and
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    • necessary they are for all occult observations of human evolution. If
    • we now turn to the accounts given, for instance, in my Occult
    • our own world. Neither of these feelings is much cultivated by people
    • difficult to form an idea, except for one who has taken the trouble,
    • naturally very difficult for man to imagine this to-day, because his
    • In Occult
    • further into the realm of occult knowledge.
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    • from our last lecture how extremely difficult it is to describe the
    • attention to the fact that the description in my Occult
    • occultism, is concealed from us in the fundamental depths of its
    • read in Occult Science that ancient Sun re-organised heat by
    • describing those beings spoken of in Occult Science as Spirits
    • is as described in Occult Science. Besides heat, the Sun
    • when such a word arises from the depths of true occult knowledge and
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    • so difficult to perceive that words could hardly be found in any
    • an extremely difficult chapter indeed, and we shall only be able
    • book Occult Science which must in certain respects still be
    • not required] to be an occultist in this sense in order to paint this
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    • world we have now carried a difficult aspect of it far enough to
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    • than the great occult truth: ‘In the whole world of Maya one
    • to occult science from yet another side, that in our world of Maya,
    • the occultist there could be no sense in saying that minerals die. It
    • the same sense, according to occult science, the minerals do
    • the whole organism of the earth. To occult observation there would be
    • is, as we learn through occult research, a real overcoming of death,
    • alone! Among the many proofs of this fact which occult science is
    • becoming able to perceive the Christ by means of the higher faculties
    • there is hardly one so difficult to prove on external realistic,
    • stand: one which is only possible through an insight into occult
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    • who wants to heal. The cultivation of soul forces through rhythmic
    • “The esoteric path is either a difficult one, or it is none.”
    • difficulties which have resulted in orienting the physician
    • out in our culture.
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    • culture as the pedagogues want to be, that is a contradiction
    • humanitarian group with general cultural tasks, or as medical
    • work into the physical realm, to affect the culture. On the
    • being as well as all of contemporary culture are the
    • that, as regards the list, it is very difficult for her and
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    • nature around man on the earth, we must cultivate a different
    • kind of natural science from what is cultivated today. I will
    • cultivated trees which produce sweet figs. People are shrewd
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    • aptitude for true diagnosis without a faculty of delicate
    • a sense organ of a different kind. The perceptive faculty of
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    • at one time people had a great faculty for understanding
    • these things. This faculty is now quite lost and no attention
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    • earnestness. It is difficult at the present time, but, as we
    • occult science. He himself attaches no importance to the mere
    • to bring to birth in the soul the faculty that can lead to
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    • the difficulties that may arise in the pursuit of the
    • describes, in a few brief words, in what these difficulties
    • themselves. The esoteric path is either difficult or it
    • difficulties, of man growing out of and beyond himself. From
    • hitherto. For inner, occult reasons, the only possible way is
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    • religious cults. It is natural that the physician should have
    • personally cultivate the mood of helping. He must deny
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    • The instinctive faculty of activating one's own astral body
    • instinctive faculty is an individual one. There are people in
    • important thing is this, that the faculty is, as a rule, of
    • on it often happens that magnetic healers, after this faculty
    • of magnetic healing — when a person has the faculty for
    • Question: Here is a question that is difficult to
    • Question: Are the healing faculties possessed by a
    • moral faculties of the physician. If such a final course were
    • cultivated so that the patient may remain ill as long as
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    • difficult. If someone of a rather dull intellect (and
    • There must inevitably be difficulties, for the world with its
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    • that it was necessary to face certain inner difficulties. The
    • more difficult, to make us realize the difficulties of
    • difficulties, we take the opposite path of development from
    • only by becoming alive to the difficulties existing as
    • will be if, bearing these inner difficulties in mind, you
    • difficulties have arisen in your own circle. Difficulties
    • difficulties and we will try to find their solution. All of
    • physician, the book Occult Science and read where the earth's
    • by direct perception and the faculty for this has to be
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    • reality, also in connection with the faculties which he uses
    • until recently, has caused difficulties to many of us.
    • science causes me many difficulties and conflicts. As a
    • various scientific faculties there have, at least, been
    • medical faculty today where you can study medicine in the
    • was not very difficult. I very soon discovered that thirty or
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    • your faculties of meditation and of inner assimilation;
    • you. If you activate these faculties you will develop that
    • give you a more delicate faculty of perception for what is
    • contained in the physical environment and the faculty to
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    • culture were reincarnations of individualities from the
    • Arabian-Mohammedan culture. These matters have recently been
    • that center of spiritual culture which was at its prime when,
    • spiritual culture centers around Harun al Raschid
    • world as an objective fact and the receptive faculties of men
    • four traditional faculties, namely: philosophy, theology,
    • misunderstanding. Faculties for such subjects as political
    • culture through Arabism which has gripped Christianity like a
    • Occult Science, evolution is described through the
    • described in Occult Science must really be grasped, not with
    • occult sense, is not merely that which works in the eye.
    • faculty by inner practice you think of the picture presented
    • In our modern materialistic culture there is a sharp division
    • feeling. Originally there actually were four faculties, a
    • “Luke faculty” among them, but no trace of it
    • general cultural life, that is what I meant in the lectures
    • our culture cannot help becoming diseased. Therefore you must
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    • — shall I say — to occult sight and the spirit
    • this out, you will be aware of certain difficulties. You will
    • the grown-up person. Here there will be greater difficulty.
    • so great. The difficulty will be to fit the one into the
    • is exceedingly difficult to help him medically. If the
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    • difficulties which pre-med students have today in studying
    • eliminate these difficulties through what we write in these
    • blue, but not slanders. It is very difficult to cure mediums
    • other things in purely psychological cultural life which
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    • — as you know from the book Occult Science
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    • which induce certain occult societies to withhold vital
    • Julian certain occult societies guarded their secrets so
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    • faculty of judgment, comes into the world of thought, so,
    • will be able to assess the difficulties that will have to be
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    • during the post-Atlantean culture-epochs and the future tasks
    • culture-epoch and Wolfram von Eschenbach's ‘Parsifal.’
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    • sleep and waking, he has to cultivate intercourse — if
    • of these things which it is naturally difficult to express in
    • those who absorb modern intellectualistic culture.
    • phenomena of modern culture can never be understood today if
    • For men of culture today thought is by no means a ‘boundless
    • their languages. Attempts are made to create new cultural
    • has become it is evident at once that these cultural
    • culture, the element of materialism which has laid hold of
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    • Occult Science: an Outline.
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    • octave. Thus man experiences something which is difficult to
    • profound personalities of the developing Greek culture,
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    • belonging to Arabian culture, were the first to be influenced
    • Arabian-Spanish culture which then, at a much later period,
    • whereby ancient culture was partially destroyed but in which
    • that culture was permeated now by human individuality.
    • Graeco-Roman world of culture?
    • to his time. Through the good and splendid fruits of culture
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    • life in the world difficult, but we shall also find
    • everywhere ways out of these difficulties. Only we must seek
    • difficult today for a man to wish to be a free being. What
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    • difficult to imagine how man could have been influenced by
    • accept a concept that may be extremely difficult for modern
    • the discordance in culture and civilization which is becoming
    • demanded difficult thoughts from you today but you will
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    • during the post-Atlantean culture-epochs and the future tasks
    • culture-epoch and Wolfram von Eschenbach's "Parsifal."
    • culture epochs have evolved, epochs which in my book
    • Occult Science: an Outline
    • our present Fifth culture epoch.
    • we go back to the very early culture-epochs this constitution
    • culture-epoch will even now have the impression that at one
    • culture-epoch man felt himself to be primarily a creature of
    • now, in the Fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch that it is
    • significant products of human culture. And our feelings
    • Occult Science: an Outline,
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    • Cults with Christian festivals, e.g. the Phrygian
    • Easter festival (the Attis Cult).
    • Mystery cult of the Roman Empire, failed; also the
    • Christianity have influenced the cultural development
    • interest in Greek culture and neo-Platonic teachings.
    • of Golgotha. The persistence of pagan cults at this
    • Difficulty of understanding ancient writers, e.g.
    • though imbued with Greek culture, able to recognize
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    • Occult HistoryPersonalities and Events in World History in the Light of Spiritual Science
    • Supersensible Influences in the History of Mankindwith special reference to cults in ancient Egypt and in later times
    • Occult Science and Occult DevelopmentChrist at the Time of the Mystery of Golgotha and Christ in the Twentieth Century
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    • difficult to determine whether the judge was a Roman with
    • knew how difficult it was to hold orthodox opinions whilst at
    • Mystery cult. The courts and the administration were in their
    • in the affairs of men. You can imagine how difficult this
    • evolution of Christianity. And nothing has been so difficult
    • occultism and mysticism. Influenced by Pasqually,
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    • in the cult of the Mysteries. It is a remarkable fact that
    • of these Mystery Cults. It has been pointed out that what we
    • transference of the ancient pagan myth and ritual cults to
    • Mystery Cults!” Pagan usages, they claimed, had been
    • They said that the various Mystery cults and legends had been
    • studying the pagan Mystery cults there is always a dangerous
    • man existed, a knowledge which is exceedingly difficult to
    • Therefore with the best will in the world it is difficult to
    • which survived in the Mystery cults I have mentioned, to be
    • difficult to arrive at an understanding of these problems for
    • difficult for man to find his way back to the spirit. The
    • we call culture today, yet they could not escape these
    • the early Christians who still possessed occult knowledge
    • difficulty men experience today in developing a clear and
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    • because we fail to recognize how difficult it is to achieve a
    • do they speak of mysteries? It is somewhat difficult to
    • Gospels from the occult standpoint are increasingly of the
    • medical knowledge of an occult nature which is disclosed to
    • purely occult investigations — I am aware of course
    • hundred years time. We can discover through occult
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    • “difficult to comprehend”. We can safely
    • difficult to cope with precepts such as “whoever shall
    • difficult because these things are closely interrelated. But
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    • Occult Science: An Outline,
    • occultism to adepts and charlatans. Mysticism of every kind
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    • difficult to bring home to the majority of people how certain
    • Mystery-cult of the ancient Roman empire. And since, at that
    • occultism to adepts and charlatans. Mysticism of every kind
    • with difficulties for them. When initiation of the emperors,
    • to challenge the gods. He decided to celebrate a cult act,
    • different customs which had an occult meaning had survived
    • guided him in the difficult administration of the Western
    • faced with an insurmountable difficulty because the
    • the secrets of the ancient pagan Mysteries. It was difficult
    • “Imagination”, but also an historical cult act,
    • cult acts. People knew that in earlier times wisdom was not
    • connected with this symbolical cult act people felt that they
    • in accordance with certain cult acts which were publicly
    • cultural development of the West. In particular you will be
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    • culture and civilization. When he grew older Julian learned
    • complicated psychological processes which are difficult to
    • cults had been preserved. Today the question of miracles is a
    • pagan cults which had survived from ancient times. Wherever
    • Manichaeans did not cultivate abstract ideas which divorced
    • principle of Manichaeism was to cultivate only those ideas
    • life to the Earth, it is difficult for us to imagine that
    • the exoteric side of Western culture and Julian the Apostate
    • slight knowledge — I do not mean of occult facts, but
    • with a real knowledge of those occult facts that can still be
    • occult knowledge derived from ancient writings, we discover
    • and cult acts? Not I alone, but countless authors who have
    • that the Christ figure was a copy of the cult-god of pagan
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    • the question let us first examine a few facts of occult
    • our era we must bear in mind that it is difficult to
    • of the Mystery of Golgotha the ancient pagan cults and
    • cults still survived. But these facts are usually dismissed
    • fields where peasants cultivated their crops were to be found
    • never undertook agricultural work without first putting
    • difficult to speak of these practices today because we find
    • the Mithras Mysteries by occult means we realize that they
    • extremely difficult to acquire, and these sacrificial rites
    • ancient cults from certain points of view; this is of far
    • along and revives the old prejudices. Cults are far easier to
    • eradicate. And these ancient cults which, in a certain sense,
    • simply a further development of the ancient cults. The
    • spirit of these two cults, especially if we appreciate
    • Christian cult. And ordination was an attempt by the Church
    • relation to the great cultural manifestations men are fast
    • philosophers unless one has recourse to occult knowledge.
    • Consequently these lacunae must be supplemented by occult
    • neutral in the conflict between Christian and pagan cults.
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    • literature and their cultural life. Just imagine how
    • ceremonies of the ancient pagan Mystery cults, that the forms
    • of these Mystery cults and symbols had been totally
    • became an adept or “occultist” as we should say
    • traditions and dogmas and especially in its cults or
    • origin of these cults. The ancient cults have a deep symbolic
    • interpretation. The performance of cult acts or ceremonies
    • difficulties of our own time. I propose to read two passages
    • The whole of European culture is slowly moving towards
    • present difficult times. We shall then change our attitude
    • Spiritual Science. I simply wish to point out how difficult
    • difficulty. He wished to depict the State as a reality, as an
    • touch with reality, and shows us the impossible difficulties
    • we had practised the cult of individualism far too long. We
    • learned what is most difficult for them to learn — to
    • in the customary jargon of the ’cultivated man of our
    • difficulty in accepting a spiritual teaching of which our
    • conformist, opposed to tradition and culture. This
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    • problem is not so much that it is difficult to reach the
    • is difficult to come to an understanding of chance, because
    • external ceremonies and cult acts) to be convinced of the
    • difficult for contemporary man to make head or tail of them.
    • Difficult as
    • memory of everyday life, you will have difficulty in
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    • insight requires a morality which is difficult to achieve but
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    • Importance of intuitive and prophetic faculties for teaching
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    • on the surface. Surely it cannot be that difficult for anyone
    • it really difficult to admit that they cannot judge an issue
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    • difficult for people to discover this for themselves when
    • area where people find it particularly difficult to
    • to look for inner spiritual impulses we now have a culture
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    • times today when it is really difficult to take what is said
    • that it is so difficult to convince the wider public of this.
    • truth, it is extremly difficult to accept the truths relating
    • the greatest difficulties one can imagine. For when it comes
    • for occult truths and particularly for truths relating to the
    • made public and it is difficult to draw the line. The right
    • been members. And I think it is not really difficult to
    • created their own excitements. This has now become difficult.
    • finds it so difficult to make its way today. It will make its
    • development may find it difficult to understand how such
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    • ever? It is extremely difficult for people today to have
    • because of this there is a general difficulty today in
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    • Occult Science
    • are getting more and more difficult today and the situation
    • occult; it is hidden.
    • conscientious occult research aiming to penetrate the laws of
    • there will be situations in future when it will be difficult
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    • It will, of course, be difficult to grasp, but it is
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    • which were said were true, though they are difficult to find.
    • difficult than working with mere corpses of ideas. Humanity
    • cultivate the intellect as early as possible, for this will
    • intelligent by cultivating the intellect as early as
    • possible, but only by cultivating in them when very young the
    • faculties which will later have them prepared to be
    • cultivated via the intellect. The living truth is: the
    • intellect is cultivated by healthy belief in rightful
    • play. People find it difficult to manage today because they
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    • the spirit often have almost insuperable difficulties in
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    • influence the whole of human life, the whole of culture and
    • Perhaps it is difficult to believe this today, but the time
    • Occult Science
    • To use the outer scientific culture, such as it is now, in
    • also needs new stimulus. Yesterday I spoke of how difficult
    • relationship between different forms of culture, such as
    • political life and other forms of culture, and how our ideas
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    • this physical process the American Indian culture would be
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    • turning-point in the evolution of modern cultural spheres
    • that the purely physical intellect and a culture based on
    • conception, acumen and critical faculties for the adherents
    • the particular acumen, critical faculty and so on, which I
    • to foster one's acumen and critical faculties. It is most
    • critical faculties was indeed a time when access to Part 2 of
    • Goethe's Faust was difficult. Even today this work, which is
    • The Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita.
    • independence, culture and literature were then still being
    • difficult to say truth-inspired things today because they
    • inculcated into people's heads. And it is difficult to form
    • certain sum total of cultural achievements which come from
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    • excellent exposition on the extremely difficult position in
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    • Cultivation of the life of the soul. Right development of our
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    • instance, by reading in a very difficult book. When we have been
    • if we clearly grasp these distinctions, that occult knowledge
    • in this way, we shall see how justified occult science is in
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    • Cultivation of the life of the soul. Right development of our soul
    • development and cultivation of these three parts of the soul life?
    • shall ask ourselves: What characteristics must we cultivate very
    • occult means, we always discover that in most cases the joy one
    • back upon the culture of the will, and evoke weakness of will.
    • environment, is most beneficial especially in the cultivation of the
    • But occult science teaches
    • fantasy. Strange as it may seem, such cultivation of creative fantasy
    • of what is afforded by the press for the cultivation of the emotional
    • had cultivated the absorption in things, in the secrets of things,
    • cultivation of absorption. These come to manifestation even in a
    • Insufficient cultivation of absorption and insight makes one sullen,
    • self-seeking, egoism; and cultivate, on the contrary, a certain
    • This is what all occultists
    • one in our time to adopt the practice of cultivating those
    • cultivating apathy, etc. But this results in a laxity in the
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    • An Outline Occult Science,
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    • earlier age. At the time of the ancient Indian cultural epoch
    • cultures. In the Persian culture the teaching of Ormuzd and
    • epoch arose the cult of the stars. In the Greek
    • length passages from Occult Science and other books he
    • manipulated by individuals who possessed occult powers
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    • that the way out of our difficulties — and the only
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    • of festivals in the usual sense. In these difficult times it
    • cultural epoch, which we can do with the help of concepts
    • within the cultures that were then in existence, man's soul
    • remotely the same way in the first postAtlantean cultural
    • threw its light over the whole culture. Young people were
    • cultural epoch a veneration, a worship of old age of which
    • then 54 and so on. When the first post-Atlantean cultural
    • ancient Indian cultural epoch.
    • ancient Persian cultural epoch followed the one we designate
    • Graeco-Latin culture by virtue of mankind's evolution in
    • it. That is why so much of Greek culture reveals
    • in different branches of cultural and public life. I have
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    • development of the physical body, in that ancient cultural
    • visualized as a movement of a cultural-political nature.
    • to the conclusion that my inductive approach to cultural and
    • suggesting anything out of the way or difficult; rather, it
    • present materialistic way of life creates huge difficulties
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    • further the particular spiritual and cultural impulses at
    • further only if he cultivates impulses received directly from
    • Indian culture. There was at that time a complete absence of
    • ancient Indian culture developed the way it did through the
    • there arose in Greece a culture specifically related to the
    • understanding. When a culture develops, it must of necessity
    • cultures developed which reflected the earth's spiritual
    • the faculty of imagination. This atavistic ability had
    • Egyptian-Chaldean cultural epoch, in the course of normal
    • main form of worship in the third epoch was a star cult.
    • Earlier, in Persia there had been no star cults; the
    • pictorial aspect became fainter. A proper star cult developed
    • is something difficult to understand when one's own thoughts
    • It is extraordinarily difficult to ascertain what kind of person
    • first post-Atlantean cultural epoch the patriarchs when they
    • When the faculty of genius appears today it is still to some
    • men of genius appearing during the fifth cultural epoch will
    • that as a natural gift the faculty of genius will disappear.
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    • history in my books, for example in Occult Science, will know
    • Occult Science,
    • came to be written. There it is said that the fifth cultural
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • manifests itself to the faculty of super-sensible perception
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science,
    • “The Occult Significance of Blood.”
    • Occult Science,
    • “The Occult Significance of Blood.”
    • greater extent. I emphasize that these things are difficult
    • “The Occult Significance of Blood,”
    • to live in occult research. Admittedly this theory of a
    • of occultism. The truths grasped in the youth of a people
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    • gather material that will help us understand the difficult
    • society would be an impossibility. It is not difficult to see
    • a farmer who says: I shall certainly cultivate my fields, but
    • most painful aspect of witnessing these difficult times.
    • Every moment seems wasted unless devoted to the difficulties;
    • has cultivated for so long. We are living in such chaotic
    • aspects of cultural life, to find true concepts,
    • way the present difficult times demand. What one should
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    • Human Development, the Difficulty with Self Knowledge
    • difficult to attain. There is no simple straightforward path
    • causes the greatest difficulty. One often feels as if
    • philosophical approach is the difficulty one has in getting
    • all other so-called advantages of culture. This incident was
    • culture, all education and learning, all the respect and
    • woman. This someone is a man from a background of culture and
    • learning who nevertheless posed the question whether culture
    • materialistic sense, a certain difficulty arises when the
    • difficult to understand the soul characteristics of the
    • Occult Science,
    • where the difficulty lies. There are others, of course, but
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    • is so characteristic of today's culture. Our culture, our
    • faculties of imagination, inspiration and intuition. This
    • from the spiritual realm accessible to the human faculty of
    • difficult to understand that in spiritual research the law
    • with many interests and is full of energy, then his faculties
    • the real truth is that it was brought about by occult powers
    • to the exact moment when these occult powers intervened, the
    • rather appeared to be. The occult powers who caused the war
    • themselves manipulated by occult powers, powers which
    • occult insight into Britain's political future and the future
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    • The difficulty arises because people want ready-made
    • to be, it is worth remarking that in the cultural life of the
    • light of this general view. Today it is still difficult to
    • presented creates great difficulty for the mobile human soul
    • Occult Science.
    • which causes difficulty for many because they prefer what is
    • difficult to become altogether clear about the contrast
    • encompasses a whole complex of cultural attitudes. In the
    • praise of the intrinsic value of German culture.
    • his experience of German cultural life. Yet like hundreds of
    • four centuries of crimes against culture; that is what
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    • consciousness can only be acquired if the whole task of culture and
    • faculty, began to develop. And so, in a certain way, what man
    • part of the general culture.
    • one knows, with what difficulty — sometimes over decades
    • watchfulness with respect to ordinary pride must really be cultivated
    • Anthroposophical Society. But we can cultivate it again here!
    • must return to the cultivation of a certain world consciousness so
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    • consciousness can only be acquired if the whole task of culture and
    • faculty, began to develop. And so, in a certain way, what man
    • part of the general culture.
    • one knows, with what difficulty — sometimes over decades
    • watchfulness with respect to ordinary pride must really be cultivated
    • Anthroposophical Society. But we can cultivate it again here!
    • must return to the cultivation of a certain world consciousness so
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    • specialized branches of science and it will be difficult for
    • difficult to indicate the way in which man still thought of
    • period it will developing other faculties, which lead it to
    • precisely the mathematical, mechanical faculties for its
    • mechanical faculties. And he will some day see them again in
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    • it will be very difficult to grasp, even as a general idea,
    • phenomenon as home-sickness. It is difficult to from any
    • the Earth-life. In man we have the faculties of
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    • other perceptions, though it is more difficult to make it
    • faculty of memory; inasmuch as he still lives within the
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    • material which makes the bridge most difficult to construct,
    • plane of the solar equator, we shall be in difficulties if we
    • how many difficulties have arisen in connection with the
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    • (In my ‘Occult Science’ I clearly hinted at this
    • nature, aspiring to other faculties of knowledge, such as
    • intellectual faculties, — and what meets him with ever
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    • thoughts, the human faculties of knowledge find expression,
    • to anyone within European culture to want to prove God's
    • in which intense activity of human life and culture would be
    • human life and culture.
    • (you will find the details in my “Occult
    • possible. I mean the time described in my “Occult
    • much earlier than the culture of the Vedas, which was but a
    • the Earth. A culture like the Ancient Indian could only
    • enjoying certain forms of cultural and spiritual life will at
    • on Earth in the most highly sublimated realms of cultural
    • time of the cult of the Bull among the Egyptians and
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    • our sense-organs — and what our inner faculty of
    • approaching will cause great difficulty to many people of
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    • see it is considerably subject to the inner culture and
    • we should cultivate the habit of observing things like this.
    • taken place in his faculties of sense-perception. He had
    • these faculties, of course in earlier epochs too, but not
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    • extraordinarily difficult, as a human being, to come near to
    • difficult to grasp in space. For in the sense of the
    • circle, however, the matter becomes still more difficult. In
    • reasoning, — it nevertheless difficult to grasp this
    • picture which is difficult to form, just because it is so
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    • awareness of the fact that man's faculties of knowledge
    • what works in the cosmic sphere itself in forming our faculty
    • Meanwhile the realities we grasp by means of this faculty of
    • us now for our faculty of knowledge. Therefore we must
    • faculty for understanding the realities of the Earth.
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    • difficult to interpret the ever-changing aspect of the starry
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    • those who like Aristarchus himself were leaders of cultural
    • of mankind's spiritual outlook — though it is difficult
    • thinking about the cosmic system? It is difficult to describe
    • admit, at this point it is difficult to make oneself
    • field where it would seem most difficult to bring the outer
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    • we can re-conquer the faculty whereby the whole Moon is
    • gains the faculty for such perception. Man really owes it to
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    • difficulty in understanding what we have done hitherto. I
    • will lead over from these difficulties into a realm of ideas
    • difficulties are formidable. Earlier in these lectures we
    • drew attention to one such difficulty. The moment we try to
    • space. Nay more, another difficulty has emerged. Yesterday we
    • Three*, we get into formidable difficulties in spatial
    • where the difficulties come from when we are trying by dint
    • it, it will of course be difficult. Such organs as are met
    • with in the human head, it will be difficult to recognise in
    • instead. But it gets rather more difficult to imagine when
    • difficult to imagine with the two-branched curve, that the
    • again. You are up against the same difficulty as before, when
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    • difficult to conceive. Yet if you are accustomed to having
    • in studying the cometary phenomena we get into difficulties
    • beyond it — if one would cultivate and pay more heed to
    • would not find it so very difficult to press forward to
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    • been gained of certain things indicated in occult writings though
    • to innumerable passages in books on occultism or also in
    • ancient sacred Indian culture; then came the ancient Persian and the
    • Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian epochs of culture, then the fourth, the
    • the spiritual content of ancient Indian culture. Qualities and
    • elaborated and cultivated in the third epoch. Men had direct
    • Occult History,
    • attitude resulting from the stage of occult development
    • difficult concept to grasp but the reality of certain facts can be
    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch must as it were rise again in the fifth
    • or a European, the fact well known in occult life is that the Mystery
    • with German culture! No credence whatever should be given to this
    • can assure you that the results of long, long occult investigations
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    • been gained of certain things indicated in occult writings though
    • to innumerable passages in books on occultism or also in
    • ancient sacred Indian culture; then came the ancient Persian and the
    • Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian epochs of culture, then the fourth, the
    • the spiritual content of ancient Indian culture. Qualities and
    • elaborated and cultivated in the third epoch. Men had direct
    • Occult History,
    • attitude resulting from the stage of occult development
    • difficult concept to grasp but the reality of certain facts can be
    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch must as it were rise again in the fifth
    • or a European, the fact well known in occult life is that the Mystery
    • with German culture! No credence whatever should be given to this
    • can assure you that the results of long, long occult investigations
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    • such a contemplation a person may feel himself in a rather difficult
    • difficult position if he has worked through to what should be said
    • all those who have not spoken directly from an occult, spiritual
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    • such a contemplation a person may feel himself in a rather difficult
    • difficult position if he has worked through to what should be said
    • all those who have not spoken directly from an occult, spiritual
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    • Origine de tour les Cultes. This book came out in
    • Cultes, we find for example the following sentence:
    • he has the special faculty to formulate them. These things
    • Dupuis' work, Origine de tous les Cultes.
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    • difficult for our Time, inasmuch as this Time suffers from
    • faculty of insight and penetration. One need but think of
    • human intellect — the human faculty of intellectual
    • culture, so-called — even in the 19th century the
    • such difficulty bestir itself to draw forth, from the inmost
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    • Occult Science.
    • the same, namely the laying-waste of an ancient culture. Let
    • culture were destroyed while Christianity was being spread
    • these things, they are extraordinarily difficult to bring on
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    • customs and traditions, without considering the difficult,
    • world. This faculty existed in so strong a measure that until
    • characteristic of the Occident is that it gained the faculty of
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    • world. This faculty existed in so strong a measure that until
    • characteristic of the Occident is that it gained the faculty of
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    • difficult it is, even in the case of people well grounded in
    • faculty can, so to speak, transcend space and time. This fact
    • this perceptive faculty, though in the great majority of cases
    • with modern culture. The writer remarks that in the light of
    • “Outline of Occult Science,”
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    • difficult it is, even in the case of people well grounded in
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    • this perceptive faculty, though in the great majority of cases
    • with modern culture. The writer remarks that in the light of
    • “Outline of Occult Science,”
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    • lifeless with living things. These things are very difficult to
    • for example to the Egyptian culture, the Babylonian-Chaldean
    • culture, or even to the ancient Persian culture, we shall find
    • were human beings. Those who do not distort Oriental culture in
    • connection with man. The whole external spiritual culture was
    • of God the Father. Cults and rituals were arranged accordingly,
    • external culture; he cannot, however, remain standing by this
    • modern culture, as described to you the day before yesterday,
    • of the present lifeless culture consisting in the mechanism of
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    • lifeless with living things. These things are very difficult to
    • for example to the Egyptian culture, the Babylonian-Chaldean
    • culture, or even to the ancient Persian culture, we shall find
    • were human beings. Those who do not distort Oriental culture in
    • connection with man. The whole external spiritual culture was
    • of God the Father. Cults and rituals were arranged accordingly,
    • external culture; he cannot, however, remain standing by this
    • modern culture, as described to you the day before yesterday,
    • of the present lifeless culture consisting in the mechanism of
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    • And when we study the human being, it will not be difficult to
    • faculty of knowing something about these radiations coming from
    • special occult study, enabling him to know the metals of the
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    • And when we study the human being, it will not be difficult to
    • faculty of knowing something about these radiations coming from
    • special occult study, enabling him to know the metals of the
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    • our life and existence. The times have become difficult. It
    • difficulties of the present time should be sought exclusively in
    • Gnosticism, or of Oriental occultism, in order to find in them
    • OCCULT SCIENCE,
    • civilization, of our cultural life. On the contrary the
    • OCCULT SCIENCE,
    • own nature through a culture of the will consisting of scrupulous
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    • our life and existence. The times have become difficult. It
    • difficulties of the present time should be sought exclusively in
    • Gnosticism, or of Oriental occultism, in order to find in them
    • OCCULT SCIENCE,
    • civilization, of our cultural life. On the contrary the
    • OCCULT SCIENCE,
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    • death in the ordinary way, acquire this faculty, though it is
    • the earth, where the connection with them is more difficult, but
    • modern culture.
    • whole spiritual culture, like all the other branches of science,
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    • death in the ordinary way, acquire this faculty, though it is
    • the earth, where the connection with them is more difficult, but
    • modern culture.
    • whole spiritual culture, like all the other branches of science,
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    • physical body but remains stationary. It is a Mystery difficult to
    • difficult to understand because we cannot grasp the fact that
    • difficult for humanity? It all originates in what we become in the
    • a difficult part in the great events of the times.
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    • physical body but remains stationary. It is a Mystery difficult to
    • difficult to understand because we cannot grasp the fact that
    • difficult for humanity? It all originates in what we become in the
    • a difficult part in the great events of the times.
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    • difficult mystery to grasp, that the “I” stays at the
    • remains behind, the “I” stays there. This is difficult
    • life of humanity so difficult today? Where is the origin of
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    • remains behind, the “I” stays there. This is difficult
    • life of humanity so difficult today? Where is the origin of
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    • Outline of Occult Science,
    • clairvoyant faculty. The perception of what was good
    • Such people were not suited to raise the level of culture, to
    • conserve the gifts of Nature, or cultivate the earth.
    • culture of the physical world. This is perhaps the
    • culture; thus giving to those who had lost the Atlantean
    • of Irania, the protector of Zarathustra, of which occult
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    • Occult Science.
    • occult investigation, one of these pupils, the one who had
    • documents which are really founded on occultism contain all
    • the secrets revealed through occult investigation. As Moses
    • There it was shown how unusually difficult it is to speak in
    • triviality of the newer culture in general that has been
    • difficulty with language. What the Hierophant had to say to
    • rising of a star at a certain time, the occultation of a
    • Occult Science), then that of Venus, and ultimately that
    • implanted in western culture had to develop according to the
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    • accepting them altogether in the sense of Occult Science
    • Occult Science:
    • Occult Science,
    • because of this that mediaeval occultists named this
    • centres of occult science. Indeed, the possibility of this
    • accordance with occult science, we picture the earth after
    • cave. Occult investigation confirms this legend; it contains
    • upon by occult investigation. The men around him were neither
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    • of Occult Science it would be inaccurate to describe the God
    • Occult Science,
    • those people who carried culture from the West to the East,
    • Indian culture. Though developed by artificial means, the
    • post-Indian culture was that what man gained through his
    • in the cosmos to the occultation of Leo by Mercury.
    • Hebrew people we can see what corresponds to the occultation
    • founded on occultism the trivialities usually seen there, but
    • based. It can be proved, not only by occult means, but by
    • Here, however, as we are concerned with Occult Science not Philology,
    • of occult investigation have still to be given, but the above
    • of culture was carried still further, were the Essaers or
    • Christ. He is well known to occultism and to the external
    • inflicted. This is an occult fact, and is also to be found in
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    • Pandira it need only be stated that neither occult knowledge
    • nor any clairvoyant faculties are necessary to prove his
    • This is only possible by means of occult investigation; the
    • them is only possible with the aid of occult investigation;
    • forces that in the sense of occult science had their rise in
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    • corroborated by occult investigation. The generations were
    • culture of the Chaldean Mystery Schools. The name of their
    • culture of the Chaldean Mystery Schools. The name of their
    • faculties which were only attained by the Essene after the
    • long and difficult trials of his training. Concerning such a
    • continuation of a kind of occult training that had existed
    • cultivated the strictest abstinence from meat. By this, and
    • especially to the Netzer class), Boni, and Thona. Occult
    • and also with the later Netzerism, was cultivated and spread
    • teaching was cultivated, and Netzer's teaching was
    • little colony dwelt those who cultivated in fairly strict
    • had acquired the highest faculties possible to acquire
    • cultivated by means of the etheric body—were not to be
    • occult investigation. Salvation depends on the two becoming
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    • faculties are ever emerging and attaining ever higher degrees
    • history when certain human faculties had not yet developed.
    • faculties in man which have finally brought about our present
    • civilization; but before any entirely new faculty can appear,
    • conditions are necessary; it is necessary that this faculty
    • power to develop such faculties, but since then it has
    • these qualities of the eight-fold path possible as faculties
    • in a certain number of people these faculties are already
    • Such is the law of human evolution. A faculty destined for
    • faculties pass into mankind as a whole.
    • come to life and continue working as a special faculty to the
    • Parenthetically it may be stated that the great difficulty in
    • all world movements based on occult truths is that the
    • etheric bodies through his perceptive faculties being
    • cultivated by certain other peoples. While expansion into the
    • faculty will develop in humanity. By means of this faculty he
    • faculties by which he could gradually penetrate into the
    • the child Jesus every faculty it was possible for him to
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    • greatest difficulties of the first fourteen stages would be
    • ancient Hebrew occult teaching by three expressions which are
    • very difficult to translate; they are Gedulah,
    • Occult Science
    • difficult soul experiences, and that cannot be acquired in
    • difficult to translate this word. It represents, though but
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    • difficulties and dangers that always approach those who try
    • different, and it is exceedingly difficult to pass in the
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
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    • by occult investigation. The physical body at the beginning
    • culture, we are obliged to say that those who were strong of
    • Gospels. The results of occult investigation here put forward
    • Matthew desired to emphasize. Speaking out of occult
    • must recall by way of preparation certain facts of Occult
    • occult science. I may then be able to convey to you what is
    • the facts revealed by occult means, it is possible to avoid
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    • fourth age of post-Atlantean culture — the forces of
    • distinguished. We can understand what a difficult question
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    • can, however, only be established with the help of occult
    • Occultists that names mean little, that it is the Being that
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    • consists in one faculty being acquired at the expense of another, and
    • thus as the epochs took their course, the faculty which man once
    • less. Our clear reasoning and cognitional faculties, our present
    • modern culture — these did not exist in those early
    • Clairvoyant consciousness will have to be cultivated again in the
    • faculty of intellectual logic. A rising and a falling can be traced
    • streams had, as it were, a different mission in human culture. The
    • culture.
    • become a single current of culture. When we speak to-day of the
    • in space. We find traces of them in ancient Indian culture, in the
    • that we so greatly admire in the old Indian culture — which
    • culture. One current derived its name from the mystical God Dionysus,
    • expressed in the cult of Apollo and the mystic doctrine of
    • contemplation in the cult of Dionysus in Greece. In ancient times,
    • Dionysian cults they were united and blended. If we, in our modern
    • culture, undergo a true spiritual training, we can re-experience them
    • had an inkling of the significant difference between the cults of
    • Apollonian and Dionysian cults of ancient Greece are represented on
    • world it is very difficult to make them realise that there must
    • ancient Persians as the LIVING UNITY, but it is difficult to
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    • consists in one faculty being acquired at the expense of another, and
    • thus as the epochs took their course, the faculty which man once
    • less. Our clear reasoning and cognitional faculties, our present
    • modern culture — these did not exist in those early
    • Clairvoyant consciousness will have to be cultivated again in the
    • faculty of intellectual logic. A rising and a falling can be traced
    • streams had, as it were, a different mission in human culture. The
    • culture.
    • become a single current of culture. When we speak to-day of the
    • in space. We find traces of them in ancient Indian culture, in the
    • that we so greatly admire in the old Indian culture — which
    • culture. One current derived its name from the mystical God Dionysus,
    • expressed in the cult of Apollo and the mystic doctrine of
    • contemplation in the cult of Dionysus in Greece. In ancient times,
    • Dionysian cults they were united and blended. If we, in our modern
    • culture, undergo a true spiritual training, we can re-experience them
    • had an inkling of the significant difference between the cults of
    • Apollonian and Dionysian cults of ancient Greece are represented on
    • world it is very difficult to make them realise that there must
    • ancient Persians as the LIVING UNITY, but it is difficult to
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    • greater significance to study the culture and civilisation of ancient
    • order to explain the culture of later Egyptian times of which certain
    • the prime of Egyptian culture must be dated at least seven thousand
    • reason for the great interest evinced to-day in Egyptian culture, but
    • ancient Egyptian culture that he could only express the keynote of
    • these ancient Egyptians themselves conceived of their whole culture,
    • Egyptians themselves felt but the way in which Egyptian culture was
    • only understand ancient centres of culture if we begin by
    • the Egyptians their ancient culture. Osiris had an enemy, for whom
    • longer limited to the human faculties pertaining to the outer world
    • enabled them to cultivate their land aright and provide for the needs
    • built up the alphabet, had taught men the principles of agriculture,
    • Thus all culture and civilisation came to be bound up with the name
    • power. We are now living in the fourth stage. Our culture has reached
    • culture belongs to the period of decadence and one can only surmise
    • strange animal cults. The Egyptians knew: The age when wisdom itself
    • only assumed a grotesque form when Egyptian culture entered upon its
    • period of decline. The imperfections of later Egyptian culture were
    • Primitive states of culture still in existence are to be regarded
    • does, the heights of modern culture, come into collision with this
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    • greater significance to study the culture and civilisation of ancient
    • order to explain the culture of later Egyptian times of which certain
    • the prime of Egyptian culture must be dated at least seven thousand
    • reason for the great interest evinced to-day in Egyptian culture, but
    • ancient Egyptian culture that he could only express the keynote of
    • these ancient Egyptians themselves conceived of their whole culture,
    • Egyptians themselves felt but the way in which Egyptian culture was
    • only understand ancient centres of culture if we begin by
    • the Egyptians their ancient culture. Osiris had an enemy, for whom
    • longer limited to the human faculties pertaining to the outer world
    • enabled them to cultivate their land aright and provide for the needs
    • built up the alphabet, had taught men the principles of agriculture,
    • Thus all culture and civilisation came to be bound up with the name
    • power. We are now living in the fourth stage. Our culture has reached
    • culture belongs to the period of decadence and one can only surmise
    • strange animal cults. The Egyptians knew: The age when wisdom itself
    • only assumed a grotesque form when Egyptian culture entered upon its
    • period of decline. The imperfections of later Egyptian culture were
    • Primitive states of culture still in existence are to be regarded
    • does, the heights of modern culture, come into collision with this
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    • both physical and etheric, but this it finds difficult as it contains
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    • both physical and etheric, but this it finds difficult as it contains
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    • that is like a faculty of memory such as man does not have in ordinary
    • consciousness, a faculty that might be possessed by beings of the
    • the faculty of remembering, and we have to win through to a new feeling
    • birth. Within it is the faculty of remembering, so that it really gives
    • between death and a new birth gives us the faculty of memory. Over there
    • But from the head comes the same faculty that inwardly, in the soul,
    • For anyone to be able to speak without having a faculty of memory is
    • have here on earth as a utilitarian faculty — why do we transform
    • cults. The images men formed of their gods was the source of plastic
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    • that is like a faculty of memory such as man does not have in ordinary
    • consciousness, a faculty that might be possessed by beings of the
    • the faculty of remembering, and we have to win through to a new feeling
    • birth. Within it is the faculty of remembering, so that it really gives
    • between death and a new birth gives us the faculty of memory. Over there
    • But from the head comes the same faculty that inwardly, in the soul,
    • For anyone to be able to speak without having a faculty of memory is
    • have here on earth as a utilitarian faculty — why do we transform
    • cults. The images men formed of their gods was the source of plastic
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    • developed as new faculties from out of the ordinary life of the soul we
    • when someone has inherited a certain faculty from his parents, he is
    • aware that this faculty has inserted itself into the course of his life
    • and culture if men will not learn to extend to the spiritual world the
    • faculty of persistence, but that in order to be turned again into the
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    • developed as new faculties from out of the ordinary life of the soul we
    • when someone has inherited a certain faculty from his parents, he is
    • aware that this faculty has inserted itself into the course of his life
    • and culture if men will not learn to extend to the spiritual world the
    • faculty of persistence, but that in order to be turned again into the
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    • of the newspapers set forth these laws for the cultured and
    • difficulty in realising that plants change when they are
    • transplanted from one region to another. It is not difficult to
    • soul life, which are more difficult to understand. When he calls
    • faculties of the soul. And therefore it shall here be mentioned
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    • of the newspapers set forth these laws for the cultured and
    • difficulty in realising that plants change when they are
    • transplanted from one region to another. It is not difficult to
    • soul life, which are more difficult to understand. When he calls
    • faculties of the soul. And therefore it shall here be mentioned
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    • a cultural development. Therefore, natural science speaks of
    • human cultural life and will be more quickly accepted than
    • indeed, in the nature of the Spiritual culture of to-day that
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    • a cultural development. Therefore, natural science speaks of
    • human cultural life and will be more quickly accepted than
    • indeed, in the nature of the Spiritual culture of to-day that
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    • (Christian time), and the culture of the will in Rosicrucian
    • post-Atlantean cultures is expressed in the seven seals,
    • culture-epochs and to each the Apocalyptist directs a message
    • What the seven epochs of the post-Atlantean culture have
    • the culture-epochs. What is not fitted for immortality falls
    • occultism speaks. Jahve separated himself from the lofty
    • through three culture-epochs into the fourth. Then a new force
    • of personality sink into the abyss. The sixth culture-epoch
    • etheric is called in occultism “head;” what becomes
    • through seven stages and give race- or culture-conditions. We
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    • understood. He is doubtless difficult to understated and it
    • at every stage of culture and yet at the same time it
    • deep-lying spiritual forces and faculties slumbering within
    • It is not difficult for the student of Spiritual Science to
    • forces and faculties lie dormant. There is, or at least there
    • culture, but it can meet and satisfy the highest demands.”
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    • of humanity — a particular kind of will culture, the
    • body of a man who performs such, shall we say, occult
    • incarnations? It would be difficult to go back before Saturn
    • Occult Seals and Columns with introduction by
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    • into existence. He sees how cultural periods follow one
    • mountain-top. We all know these seven cultural ages. We know
    • Atlantean. We are now living in the age of cultural epochs.
    • forms the foundations on earth of a material world culture
    • where an ancient sacred priestly culture flourished;
    • culture, the culture of Rome was to proceed. We still see the
    • culture was sketched out in advance by the priests. The
    • consecutive cultural epochs according to the seven principles
    • living in the fifth age, when culture has descended even
    • culture. Spiritual culture has not yet been advanced very
    • the material culture and that which benefits the spiritual
    • life. Thus we have a decidedly descending path of culture, up
    • material culture, to develop a spiritual life and rise again
    • these cultural epochs. When he speaks of the community or
    • there is always something remaining from each cultural epoch.
    • in various streams of culture. We find something of this
    • cultural epoch what may be retained, and what no longer
    • consecutive cultural epochs. Let us try to understand what
    • cultural epoch — strange to external_ life, not filled
    • were cultivated; he indicates that the turning away from
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    • who cultivated the spiritualizing and ennobling of their
    • it waits on. It is sealed seven times. Each age of culture
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    • comes from occult traditions. This was forgotten when the
    • word “occultism” became something of which one was afraid,
    • have already heard much that is difficult to believe, you
    • culture of the physical world man must uplift himself to
    • “I”-consciousness and the faculty of sight in the
    • to use all his occult knowledge in order to explain the Event
    • of Golgotha. Whatever he could learn from occult science was
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    • further external culture. This has to be so. It would have
    • remember with difficulty what happened in his childhood, and
    • spiritual culture with the intellect; certain ideas are put
    • that which is to be the spiritually elevated culture of that
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    • conception of the “I” offers difficulty to many
    • case also when our culture originated. Let as think of the
    • our culture is taken from the fifth Atlantean race, for in
    • culture will be characterized by the lukewarm. This seventh
    • work of education such as exists to-day, but occult forces
    • understand how to set occult forces in motion. The good will
    • occult movements, but the deepest of all occult cosmic
    • scarcely call the first stage a civilization culture.
    • Occult Seals and Symbols.]
    • spirit rises, the more difficult it is for it to dwell in the
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    • (this is the most difficult work, because the physical body is
    • led beyond the great Atlantean flood to our new culture, from
    • difficult to express the words in ordinary language. Thus we
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    • occult experience, just as the scientist observes and counts
    • is difficult in our language to find words to express these
    • more easily, although it is extremely difficult to give an
    • elementary kingdom. It is difficult for our present qualities
    • the occult sense it is incorrect. For at the present time man
    • saying which has always been found in occult circles. Truly,
    • the great difficulty, for you must now say, if you wish to
    • called occult wisdom. As long as you build up a scaffolding
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    • Polarian human race. It is difficult to form any idea of this
    • Has man been asleep? In the occult sense humanity has been
    • let us, even if it be somewhat difficult, look a little
    • occult significance. What must the number 666 actually mean
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    • the occultist freedom is inseparably connected with the idea
    • systematic-ally cultivated; then you will see that you may
    • most difficult to overcome. To-day he still has to leave both
    • that, in a certain way, it will not be very difficult for
    • every occult work and exposition. You may be sure of one
    • certainly not based on an occult foundation. Nothing un
    • cultivating the earth, in the piercing of the earth, they
    • difficult to understand. Now I should like to say one thing
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    • soul. Semitic and Greek cultures as polaric opposites. At the time of
    • Augustus then wished to make the culture of that time revert to a
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    • admirer of Graeco-Roman culture and especially desired to introduce
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    • Occult Science — an Outline.
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    • [Occult Science — an Outline]
    • evolution we should have a very different form of culture if
    • interest in other people? It must be a future task of human culture
    • Chapter IV of Occult Science — an Outline.]
    • difficulties for Western thinking is to form a conception of
    • difficult to talk about these things for the simple reason that, at
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    • and Greek cultures — polaric opposites of one another —
    • Greek culture was threatened with a
    • is extraordinarily difficult for human beings to conceive how men of
    • forces for developing the faculty that would of itself lead him to
    • then he would not acquire this faculty until the Venus stage of
    • at the same time the difficulty of inspiring men increased. In the
    • sixth century this difficulty went on increasing, until finally the
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    • in the Greek culture of that time he was not a particularly
    • reiteration. But if we look back over the human faculty for
    • faculty for knowledge is never adapted for grasping either the fact
    • strange situation in which we find the human faculty for knowledge!
    • Under the guidance of nature itself this faculty is driven to
    • polar opposite: in human life you can never cultivate a fact without
    • Occult Science,
    • must the spiritual branches of culture be taken in hand —
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    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch began. As we are well aware, this epoch
    • on the other hand to overshoot his mark. Thus in cultural history we see
    • Golgotha, or further back to the third post-Atlantean culture-epoch,
    • culture-epochs they spoke of ghosts, but they were conscious that the
    • knowledge — though this should certainly be cultivated in
    • only of the Consciousness Soul. In effect, the culture-epoch of the
    • next culture-epoch.” An unjustified mingling of the Intellectual
    • which began in 1413; when you add half a culture-epoch — 1,080
    • a knowledge and a culture which the primal gods had intended for men
    • difficult; but the non-spiritual defend themselves with all the
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    • cultural evolution, and looks only at the external facts of history,
    • Western culture we have these two forces, these two streams —
    • lives in the cultural evolution of the West is illuminated when
    • Occult Science
    • rigid — it is difficult to find a good word for this — a
    • cultivate a strict conscientiousness, in relation not only to
    • is untrue. If you cultivate what is untrue, you will say: “The
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    • must repeatedly feel our way back in imagination to the culture of
    • difficult, my dear friends, to speak of these things, for the very
    • achieve in the way of culture by their own efforts since 747
    • of ancient Persia, and of the Egypto-Chaldean culture. And when,
    • a feeling for the meaning of the old cults, those cults which
    • acquired intelligence and when the cults of the Gods had arisen
    • although Greek culture was then approaching its outward decline. This
    • a great cultural question. What happens if the Intellectual or Mind
    • incomprehensible old cults; there was indeed an endeavour to
    • cult with no questions asked as to what it all meant, no attempt to
    • to drag in merely an old cult, as is so often done to-day, when seeds
    • though this is difficult — to real knowledge of the
    • revival of ancient cults. For this would be using it not to gain
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    • of translating a very difficult German document. It is with the kind
    • the difficulties of the times
    • more difficult. “My dear friends” is how he began
    • represent such and such a thing find themselves in a most difficult
    • able to receive from the new occultism in the course of time, then we
    • to represent certain aspects of this occultism before the world.
    • occult societies and their heretofore possible organizations with
    • occultism about which we have often spoken in our circle.
    • exists in the world as a reality and which can be cultivated as such
    • representation of Rosicrucian occultism.
    • occult laws what is a very small circle at first is formed which sees
    • curator will be named for the outer cultivation of the endowment. And
    • from older occult principles, and this deviation consists in the fact
    • our culture from the spiritual world. Spiritual life must be the
    • The necessity of women being active participants in the cultural
    • culture.
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    • of translating a very difficult German document. It is with the kind
    • the difficulties of the times
    • more difficult. “My dear friends” is how he began
    • represent such and such a thing find themselves in a most difficult
    • able to receive from the new occultism in the course of time, then we
    • to represent certain aspects of this occultism before the world.
    • occult societies and their heretofore possible organizations with
    • occultism about which we have often spoken in our circle.
    • exists in the world as a reality and which can be cultivated as such
    • representation of Rosicrucian occultism.
    • occult laws what is a very small circle at first is formed which sees
    • curator will be named for the outer cultivation of the endowment. And
    • from older occult principles, and this deviation consists in the fact
    • our culture from the spiritual world. Spiritual life must be the
    • The necessity of women being active participants in the cultural
    • culture.
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    • difficult position if we were to apply to the astral plane
    • into steam it becomes Air. Occultism, here goes
    • — and here the cultist speaks of Warmth-Ether,
    • or Fire. For the occultist, Fire is something
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    • difficult position if we were to apply to the astral plane
    • into steam it becomes Air. Occultism, here goes
    • — and here the cultist speaks of Warmth-Ether,
    • or Fire. For the occultist, Fire is something
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  • Title: Challenge/Times: Lecture I: East and West from a Spiritual Point of View
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    • more from occult sources in order to make it clear to you
    • sound common sense of those who do not yet possess the occult
    • manifests itself as a nightmare. The occult fact is simply
    • true human dignity, and you work over this image in an occult
    • saying to you here is only a description of an occult
    • Romanism. Of course, there is much in Western culture that
    • by what has taken form within Roman culture. It continues to
    • belonging to the fourth post-Atlantean culture. This is
    • specter that appears to the objective occult observer when he
    • sixth cultural epoch is in its preparatory stages in Eastern
    • post-Atlantean cultural epoch. This force actually requires
    • the field of spiritual science are considered difficult to
    • full measure to these things. They are considered difficult
    • done only by the true occultist whose development has been in
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    • culture. There are cultural objects. To select one example,
  • Title: Challenge/Times: Lecture III: The Mechanistic, Eugenic and Hygienic Aspects of the Future
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    • you do not understand Greek culture if you do not know that
    • on the basis of occult knowledge about the Greek slave class
    • and slavery, without whose existence the Greek culture we so
    • higher spiritual faculties and that genuine realities can be
    • person can possess higher faculties and not to the point of
    • faculties. It is as if one should say to a person, “You
    • faculties may evolve in the human being. Spiritual science
    • connection with important matters if these higher faculties
    • An Outline of Occult Science,
    • difficult to persuade even our best friends to abandon it.
    • word secret or occult and is able to refer to anything
    • whatsoever that is secret or occult, what an altogether
    • societies dealing with such occult truths as have a bearing
    • holding back of a certain kind of occult knowledge that is
    • do with so-called material occultism. By means of this
    • occultism. Motors can be set in motion, into activity, by an
    • mechanistic occultism enters into the field of practical
    • English-speaking peoples. Mechanistic occultism will not only
    • secret circles of the West that this eugenic occultism will
    • call eugenic occultism. This is the second capacity —
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    • being himself is decidedly the most difficult. Thus, in the
    • difficult for the human being today is the realization of all
    • The truth is that it becomes exceedingly difficult for people
    • scale. In the same way a person may cultivate within himself
    • in that one cultivates more the social and another the
    • why it is so difficult to discuss the social question. This
    • these difficult tragic conditions. Only sound judgments can
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    • It is often difficult for a person to find
    • admit this to themselves. It becomes especially difficult for
    • a cultural element in the evolution of humanity. We touch
    • cultural element, which was permeated in an especially
    • essential element of the Old Testament culture. The night
    • of Old Testament culture man would have been entirely
    • be understood. Human culture could not progress further
    • breathing remains unconscious, the Jewish culture was a folk
    • culture, not an individualized culture of humanity. It was a
    • folk culture in which everything is related to the descent
    • the basis of folk cultures. The present clamor in favor of an
    • culture, in which all the peoples represent only folk
    • cultures, that is, Old Testament cultures. The peoples in all
    • The cultural impulse of the Old Testament is to be maintained
    • connections by blood, upon heredity. The culture that must
    • one-seventh of what must be established in the culture of
    • its own Jehovah cult, its own socialism, throughout the
    • All influences of education and of culture must be directed
    • course of the present and the two following cultural epochs,
    • way develop Hebraic cultures, each in its own form. Other
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    • difficulties. These difficulties follow in a particularly
    • spiritual-scientific discussions. These difficulties arise
    • Russian conditions. The first great difficulty is that the
    • culture. The proletarian, who is actually to take the
    • led to the difficulty that the proletarians, as I have Staid,
    • The difficulty,
    • instance, sees in this the first great difficulty. This is
    • renders understanding so difficult when people try to grasp
    • with the basis for distinguishing between wholesome occultism
    • differentiation as to peoples, and the kind of occultism that
    • anyone to attain to real occultism, thus serving the whole of
    • to advance in genuine occultism. But the kind of occultism
    • an occult development within the societies of the
    • are trained and instructed in this way for occultism have
    • occultism related to all human beings, but to a form
    • from this statement that the occultist in question comes from
    • difficulty in German culture. This is the reason why in the
    • culture of Germany and of German Austria only single
    • to the contrary. They shall take hold upon world culture from
    • Russian people's culture will continue to be a culture of
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    • vital and progressive culture from then to the present day.
    • difficult for the modern mind to understand. We can only
    • of the period of ancient Greek culture and, therefore, at the
    • transmitted by the Greek culture as ancient Science, and this
    • philosophic cult of Nature, became in Goethe a mood leading
    • Mausoleum. There was some difficulty in deciding which were
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    • vital and progressive culture from then to the present day.
    • difficult for the modern mind to understand. We can only
    • of the period of ancient Greek culture and, therefore, at the
    • transmitted by the Greek culture as ancient Science, and this
    • philosophic cult of Nature, became in Goethe a mood leading
    • Mausoleum. There was some difficulty in deciding which were
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    • difficulty, because its conditions are so entirely different
    • People today still find difficulties in acquiring knowledge of
    • the spiritual world. The difficulties would soon solve
    • greater difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is
    • has died is possible, but difficult, because it demands
    • Living and the so-called Dead, for it is an occult fact. We
    • meaning for man as long as he has not developed faculties of
    • realize why it is so difficult for human beings to know
    • familiar form of intercourse is exceedingly difficult. The Dead
    • difficult to apply in an actual, individual case. For instance,
    • difficult concept, but one cannot really understand
    • is an occult fact that in the spiritual world there are
    • find it difficult to understand.
    • near us, but they are endowed with higher faculties of perception
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    • Occult Science — an Outline
    • Reincarnation and Karma. Their Significance in Modern Culture
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    • indeed one which compelled him to vanquish all difficulties,
    • and its spiritual culture. It is especially important for
    • forms of vibration, once cultivated with such extreme
    • said to be based on ancient occult traditions. But even these
    • planets. — It has always been a difficulty for science
    • spirit, and tries to help itself out of the difficulty by the
    • doubtless a difficult step for many at the present day. Some
    • lately in “Occult Science”. Into that work are
    • him. But Goethe has an occult power of attraction; there is
    • who was on a level with the highest culture of his day,
    • risk a bold assertion or to make a statement difficult to
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    • indeed one which compelled him to vanquish all difficulties,
    • and its spiritual culture. It is especially important for
    • forms of vibration, once cultivated with such extreme
    • said to be based on ancient occult traditions. But even these
    • planets. — It has always been a difficulty for science
    • spirit, and tries to help itself out of the difficulty by the
    • doubtless a difficult step for many at the present day. Some
    • lately in “Occult Science”. Into that work are
    • him. But Goethe has an occult power of attraction; there is
    • who was on a level with the highest culture of his day,
    • risk a bold assertion or to make a statement difficult to
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • the cloak of truth, in a form difficult to discern, not only
    • consciousness, and thereby renders it difficult to silence or
    • processes it is difficult to say where error ceases and truth
    • cultivate this side of investigation, but the pronouncements
    • super-sensible. Nothing is so difficult as self-knowledge. All
    • natural way, even if the difficulty of self-knowledge (which
    • followers make it as difficult as possible for the
    • points, and is, as it were, ruined, when a few difficulties
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    • the cloak of truth, in a form difficult to discern, not only
    • consciousness, and thereby renders it difficult to silence or
    • processes it is difficult to say where error ceases and truth
    • cultivate this side of investigation, but the pronouncements
    • super-sensible. Nothing is so difficult as self-knowledge. All
    • natural way, even if the difficulty of self-knowledge (which
    • followers make it as difficult as possible for the
    • points, and is, as it were, ruined, when a few difficulties
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • that is connected with it, you will have seen how difficult it
    • unconscious faculties of soul — and failings of soul
    • out of our experiences and trials and faculties acquired during
    • together. Therefore it is so difficult if we desire to speak
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • that is connected with it, you will have seen how difficult it
    • unconscious faculties of soul — and failings of soul
    • out of our experiences and trials and faculties acquired during
    • together. Therefore it is so difficult if we desire to speak
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • side-track so as to understand the difficulties which confront
    • is often very difficult to discuss these matters, for language
    • — from the rich store of occult science, may easily
    • bridges. Magnificently he describes the faculties he has,
    • there was one difficulty. There was a very famous actress at
    • occult life. From this point of view alone, the story is
    • This symptomatic study, certain occult societies of our time
    • themselves occult, — notably in the West of Europe.
    • Within these occult societies the study of human character has
    • knowledge, which has been studiously cultivated — if I
    • when the connection is exposed between the occult endeavours of
    • occult communities to the events of our time, and when their
    • methods are unveiled. For those who worked out of such occult
    • it is difficult to speak about these things, especially to-day,
    • prejudice, but is even forbidden by the law. It is difficult
    • — claiming at the same time to cultivate spiritual
    • question of the real things of the occult world. The point is,
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    • side-track so as to understand the difficulties which confront
    • is often very difficult to discuss these matters, for language
    • — from the rich store of occult science, may easily
    • bridges. Magnificently he describes the faculties he has,
    • there was one difficulty. There was a very famous actress at
    • occult life. From this point of view alone, the story is
    • This symptomatic study, certain occult societies of our time
    • themselves occult, — notably in the West of Europe.
    • Within these occult societies the study of human character has
    • knowledge, which has been studiously cultivated — if I
    • when the connection is exposed between the occult endeavours of
    • occult communities to the events of our time, and when their
    • methods are unveiled. For those who worked out of such occult
    • it is difficult to speak about these things, especially to-day,
    • prejudice, but is even forbidden by the law. It is difficult
    • — claiming at the same time to cultivate spiritual
    • question of the real things of the occult world. The point is,
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • development of these faculties. In a subordinate sense, no
    • future. If only our outer worldly culture could make up its
    • for the Western culture is comparatively more advanced
    • are born out of the Western or the Eastern culture. The Russian
    • Herzen, has only one difficulty in becoming very rapidly a
    • I have told you, there are occult societies who have knowledge
    • occult brotherhoods exist, they have the deepest interest in
    • There are members of occult brotherhoods to-day, fully
    • occult brotherhoods they speak in no other terms than of the
    • they are the very same people, who in the occult societies
    • cultivate Spiritual Science as a traditional doctrine, and in
    • course there are also many very peculiar members of occult
    • most important year of the War. A very occult relationship of
    • occult association which wishes to attain a certain
    • so-called ‘progressive’ occultists. It was the reactionarists
    • those who wanted to keep all the occult secrets for
    • of the Western Occult Brotherhoods. Had this succeeded, only
    • condemn her to a kind of occult imprisonment and so
    • bring her into an Indian occult brotherhood whose pursuit of
    • occultism they considered harmless for the so-called Western
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    • development of these faculties. In a subordinate sense, no
    • future. If only our outer worldly culture could make up its
    • for the Western culture is comparatively more advanced
    • are born out of the Western or the Eastern culture. The Russian
    • Herzen, has only one difficulty in becoming very rapidly a
    • I have told you, there are occult societies who have knowledge
    • occult brotherhoods exist, they have the deepest interest in
    • There are members of occult brotherhoods to-day, fully
    • occult brotherhoods they speak in no other terms than of the
    • they are the very same people, who in the occult societies
    • cultivate Spiritual Science as a traditional doctrine, and in
    • course there are also many very peculiar members of occult
    • most important year of the War. A very occult relationship of
    • occult association which wishes to attain a certain
    • so-called ‘progressive’ occultists. It was the reactionarists
    • those who wanted to keep all the occult secrets for
    • of the Western Occult Brotherhoods. Had this succeeded, only
    • condemn her to a kind of occult imprisonment and so
    • bring her into an Indian occult brotherhood whose pursuit of
    • occultism they considered harmless for the so-called Western
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • the Christ. Surely there is no difficulty in seeing that,
    • up to this belief is to cultivate — what is indeed
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    • the Christ. Surely there is no difficulty in seeing that,
    • up to this belief is to cultivate — what is indeed
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    • ordering of the universe? What is the truth about faculties and
    • understood why the Old Testament occult conception possessed a
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    • ordering of the universe? What is the truth about faculties and
    • understood why the Old Testament occult conception possessed a
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  • Title: Cosmic Christianity: Contents
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    • Difficulties in the investigation of karma. Karma in history. Dr.
  • Title: Cosmic Christianity: Introduction
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    • take exception to it. These difficult and weighty matters entail
    • very difficult to speak about these matters here in view of the
    • of any other arrangement. It is difficult to speak about these things
    • inevitably be difficult for anyone who comes in later.
    • friends are fully conscious that such difficulties exist, a certain
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    • branches of culture have produced .. . it cannot be said that these
    • those possessed of the corresponding faculties to live in the Mind
    • many fields in which men became expert and many ways by which culture
    • of the reality of the spiritual world presented no difficulty to me
    • things that came easily to others were difficult for me. I was always
    • found it difficult to retain concrete pictures of the things of the
    • opportunities vouchsafed to me for occult work, the demons who
    • occultism things that are discovered one day cannot be communicated
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    • Alexander, Greek culture had been carried over to Asia in a form of
    • culture had found their way to Asia, brought thither by the genius of
    • and cultivated in a living way much of the ancient wisdom of the
    • brilliant spiritual culture was personified in Haroun al Raschid whom
    • Charlemagne held in great veneration. But this was a kind of culture
    • Christianity; it preserved and cultivated the best elements of
    • cultivated in Asia where it had all come under the influence of the
    • cultivated at this Court, should spread in the world.
    • spiritual life may find it difficult to recognise some particular
    • which had been given by ancient cultures and had come to expression
    • upon the whole of oriental culture.
    • Asia and Africa, at the time when the spread of this culture was
    • did the culture flourishing at the Court of Haroun al Raschid.
    • a form very different from that in which it had been cultivated by
    • promoted and cultivated by Haroun al Raschid and his wise Counsellor
    • longing to receive the spiritual knowledge that is cultivated in the
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    • the product of his own inner activity. The faculty of thinking, man's
    • developing the faculties of the head but by seeking for the
    • Order paramountly connected with the cultivation of knowledge in the
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    • widespread forms of civilisation and culture were wiped out of
    • difficulties are always cropping up ... Last year, after one of my
    • who eventually attains the faculty to see the tree-spirits come forth
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    • Difficulties in the investigation of karma. Karma in history. Dr.
    • connections of this kind are exceedingly difficult to investigate.
    • had a Geometry teacher whom I loved dearly. It was not difficult for
    • occult research by which this end can be attained.
    • progresses in the development of the occult forces of the soul in the
    • Being, the personality of Voltaire and still more from an occult
    • the Jesuits, which introduces occult exercises of the will in a most
    • further with the occult insight of Intuition, we come to something
    • the occult facts that stand behind the evolution of karma.
    • occult investigations into the matter and I could never do otherwise
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    • look back with occult sight, if we can visualise the point of time
    • is the case with all such occult centres, chosen this spot because
    • Sun Hero, the Knights of Arthur spread their culture abroad.
    • spiritual culture spreads abroad among many peoples of the earth and
    • The achievements of Greek culture were spread among men wherever this
    • comes your impulse to spread abroad the spiritual culture of your
    • strange vista that presents itself to occult sight. In the age which
    • form of Christian culture in Europe, Haroun al Raschid was living
    • world they watched the form of culture which they themselves had
    • cultivated under the influence of Michael. This impulse was rooted in
    • to come down again to the earth very soon. And with a faculty of
    • Many forces of destruction are at work upon the earth! All culture,
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    • had passed through difficult times both outwardly and in an occult
    • present less difficulties than is the case when the teacher also
    • inviolable; they must be strictly obeyed. And it is difficult to
    • occult duties connected with the revelations coming from the
    • the domain of the occult one's actions must be positive, not
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    • cultures in the Past, Present and Future. Solovieff
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    • Occult Science — an Outline,
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    • Culture-epochs named after those peoples whose Archangels became the
    • stages of post-Atlantean civilizations. Relation of culture-epochs to
    • the sixth culture-epoch Spirit Self will irradiate the Spiritual
    • given the seed of the sixth culture-epoch, but had to be nurtured by
    • mythology contain occult truths. Reference to
    • Occult Science — an Outline
    • objectivity: occult teaching accepts neither dogmas nor authorities.
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    • Occult Science — an Outline (1962/3 edition)
    • Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy and Philosophy (10 lectures)
    • Occult History: Personalities and Events in World History in the light of Spiritual Science (6 lectures)
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    • occultists, mystics and theosophists, and has been eschewed for the
    • at a certain stage of mystic or occult development one is called a
    • mystical and occult development demands an unprejudiced attitude
    • in our age it is particularly difficult to admit the existence of
    • concentrated in a certain geographical area. It is difficult to
    • individual differences, we shall have no difficulty in understanding
    • cultures — the old Indian, the Persian, the Egypto-Chaldean,
    • the Graeco-Latin and our present culture which in the course of time
    • will pass over into the sixth cultural epoch. We also realize that
    • the old Indian culture is a matter of personal opinion. But he who is
    • choose to use the technical expression of occultism — the
    • post-Atlantean culture-epochs, are a repetition. The Graeco-Latin
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • difficulty is that one must first learn to discriminate in the
    • occult knowledge and insight, we study the different peoples. We are
    • ancient Indian culture that these Beings were able to work in closest
    • effects upon culture, both in the past and in later epochs. This
    • characteristic of the Indian culture. In all other continents
    • refers only to the Indian culture of that epoch. Hence it is so
    • culture. And the language preserved its powerful influence because
    • constitution of a people. It is difficult, therefore, for those who
    • do not take into consideration the occult forces in the evolution of
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    • which you will find rather more difficult to grasp than the central
    • and fall of a people's culture.
    • to cultivate them. Such is his individual destiny by virtue of which
    • Occult Science — an Outline
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • people, it will be difficult to reach an unprejudiced understanding
    • occult schools speak. That too is what Goethe describes when he
    • occult training and development. Whereas the light streams towards us
    • Occult Science,
    • extremely difficult to define what were the tasks of the Old Saturn,
    • occult symbolism this Earth-mission has always been expressed in a
    • forces, so that when the occultist looks at an equilateral triangle
    • make the Trinity into a Quaternary is therefore an occult formula for
    • occult realm prematurely or in the wrong way has had to pay dearly
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • the abnormal Spirits of Form centred in Mercury) then from an occult
    • Thus if you look into the matter more closely from an occult
    • Occult Science,
    • occult explanation for the origin of the Semites. The Semitic people
    • its mission. In a profound occult sense the Biblical writer was able
    • occultism; it shows how, in those peoples who are subject to the
    • Venus forces, the initial steps in development, even in occult
    • forces and which was pre-ordained in the chart of the cultural
    • decline. One feels something of this truly occult activity if one
    • great in the Atlantean culture. What the Red Indian valued most
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • civilization. Now this Time Spirit directed the sacred culture of
    • ancient India and made it the leading culture of the first
    • culture.
    • differentiated. It is of course extremely difficult to speak
    • difficult for a Time Spirit of the fifth epoch to arise who could
    • streamed into our culture the Christian Time Spirit united with a
    • because such a trifolium is at work in our whole culture it has been
    • possible for Folk Souls and cultural patterns of widely differing
    • configuration of Scandinavian mythology. If we compare in the occult
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • the great difficulty which the peoples of the East experienced in
    • West, but the spiritual culture of the West — unless they come
    • Christ one needed faculties belonging to a less lofty station of the
    • when it witnesses the cultivation of the subordinate forces of the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • lecture of yesterday might meet perhaps with difficulties, apparent
    • difficulties, because they will have heard in the course of earlier
    • power working into their souls. You may possibly find it difficult to
    • distinct. Those who had developed the mature Indian culture in the
    • it in philosophical terms: the Indian culture exhibits a soul which
    • cosmology from that prevailing in the mythological culture of Europe.
    • Sun seems to the occultist to betray a mind that is even more
    • occult background to the Saga of the Twilight of the Gods.
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    • The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past,
    • individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
    • Christian cultures of Europe in particular. In primitive times, as we
    • culture was already so far advanced that it was capable of gradually
    • kinship, although the relationship is veiled or concealed. Occultly,
    • whole of European culture is a legacy of the European Mysteries. The
    • culture of mankind as it unfolds. But at the time when these European
    • culture of Europe. Now the most diverse Folk Souls and Folk Spirits
    • were able to draw nourishment from this old culture by mingling with
    • the old Greek culture had to a certain extent reached its high point
    • various stages of culture. We have already mentioned that the several
    • follows: the old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body.
    • Indian culture, because — after the development of special
    • human capacities — it was a culture reflected in the human
    • etheric body. We may envisage the ancient Indian Culture somewhat as
    • etheric body. The essential element in the ancient Indian culture is
    • with his highly developed, highly refined faculties of soul and
    • Egypto-Babylonian-Chaldean culture was again different. Here the
    • the Egypto-Chaldean culture was the ability to work in the Sentient
    • the form of cognition in the ancient Indian culture was directly
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    • Occult Science — an Outline
    • The Occult Significance of Blood,
    • occult training is still a necessity. It always presents things in a
    • different light to those who have not undergone occult training. But
    • occult training will, by the transformation of the physical body,
    • the Mysteries and occult schools — the God who should await his
    • compatible with the teachings of occultism. What is compatible with
    • occult teachings is that the moment one recognizes that this Being
    • gratitude the surpassing grandeur of the primeval culture of the holy
    • culture, the Egypto-Chaldean and Graeco-Latin cultures, and with the
    • same objectivity we also accept the cultural heritage of Europe. We
    • occultism concerning the evolution of the future must be free and
    • of culture in the future what he is most fitted for in accordance
    • progressive development of culture. We must learn to understand this.
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    • The origin of dramatic art in European cultural life. The Mystery Of
    • of the human bodily sheaths. An occult sign. (20th August,
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • European cultural development when the several activities of the
    • in feeling to the very first beginnings of European cultural
    • development, to times when a unified culture, born directly out of
    • highest that the human soul can reach; it was a culture pulsating
    • their culture, but they still spoke of religion, even when their
    • with the archetypal mother of all culture.
    • imbue every aspect of human culture with that singleness of vision
    • that. True occultism at a somewhat higher level shows us however that
    • is twofold. Firstly, if European cultural life is not to dry up, to
    • it cannot be a continuation of the occultism, the mysticism, which
    • occultism; we should be putting our personal preferences above the
    • some form or other of ancient occultism, let us suppress this, and
    • occultism nor modern science will serve to satisfy the deepest need
    • middle course between purely historical occultism, which can be read
    • been taken along that golden middle road between ancient occultism
    • place of this ancient clairvoyance another culture will become more
    • culture requires a sacrifice — they no longer feel that in
    • external culture which he traced back to Agamemnon, Menelaus,
    • represented this perpetual sacrifice demanded by intellectual culture
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    • other culture associated with Persephone and her mother Demeter. Now
    • of Spiritual Science has happened to the old clairvoyant faculty of
    • culture has vanished. But nothing in the world ever really
    • form his own clairvoyant faculty, but both these things were given to
    • transformed into the faculty of clairvoyance.’ (We may call
    • forces which in man develop into the faculty of clairvoyance.
    • faculty of clairvoyance. And because this organism of ours has become
    • intellectual culture. Now it is emerging again from the dark depths
    • which all true occultism is in agreement. At the end of three
    • contribution of western culture is that the cosmic Individuality who
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    • of the harmonising of two streams of culture which I may call the
    • the beginning of our fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch that
    • culture-epoch, there arose in all sorts of ways in western
    • occult investigation in this direction is being pursued with greater
    • occultist calls the self-knowledge of the physical body through the
    • occult sense of taste, the spiritual sense of taste. When
    • permeated by this astringent taste, the occultist knows that he is
    • experiencing knowledge of his own physical body through the occult
    • of concrete knowledge; they are known to occultists in the same way
    • spiritual, then you have the clairsipience which the occultist knows
    • and antipathies.’ When the occultist acquires the taste of
    • this, when as a practising occultist he feels himself in this etheric
    • also be recognised by the occultist who has developed these higher
    • faculties. But in this case one can no longer properly speak of a
    • different terms. But it is also possible for the practising occultist
    • occultist, he certainly gets at first a very unpleasant sensation ...
    • contains — like an occult sign on which we can
    • occult sign and acquire a certain feeling for the proportional
    • is an occult sign; one can meditate on such signs; I have described
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    • postAtlantean culture-epoch, in the Persian epoch, in the
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture-epoch were unable to appear directly in human
    • Egypto-Chaldean epoch to all the culture-epochs. Things were
    • Archangeloi. One may say that the Persian, the Zarathustra culture,
    • was guided by Archangels just as the Egypto-Chaldean culture was
    • Impulse, and in the sixth culture-epoch, the epoch following our own,
    • majesty; but in the most advanced men of the seventh culture-epoch it
    • the seventh culture-epoch of post-Atlantean humanity.Thus we see that
    • which we can call materialistic culture and materialistic science.
    • Occult Science.
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    • the Greco-Latin culture the reins of spiritual guidance from above
    • meaning. For a modern consciousness it is somewhat difficult to come
    • to terms with the proper concepts. It is difficult to imagine that
    • is because the modern man has no idea of this that it is so difficult
    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch, but during that epoch to hold the
    • fantasy, one wholly pictorial. Within the pictorial mode his culture
    • teaching men the arts of agriculture, the cultivation of the vine,
    • taught men agriculture, taught them the cultivation of the vine,
    • as intellectual culture, consider the mental content of what is given
    • culture also envelops all men in their daily lives—therein
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    • occultism, do we find this contradiction, a contradiction which
    • by the exercise of our physical senses, by exercising our faculties
    • nor in any way perceptible to any faculty for acquiring knowledge of
    • is utterly deceiving himself. With physical faculties for acquiring
    • only learn to know the ego when we direct our physical faculty of
    • what a man's normal faculties find within him as his ego ever
    • faculties, as belonging to any other world than that of the physical
    • the world, is only maya.’ For as soon as the faculty
    • a mighty occult script, the question arising out of this Greek myth.
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    • own time we can come to know through Spiritual, or Occult Science; and
    • problems concerning the human faculty of cognition.
    • that something quite different from ordinary knowledge was cultivated
    • matters in ordinary life. That is why it is so difficult to make
    • Spiritual Science it will not be difficult for you, from all I have
    • his soul to be poured out into external culture was nevertheless able
    • the meaning of Greek spiritual culture in the sense of ancient Greek
    • Mystery-wisdom when one knows that the old Dionysian culture
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    • feeling, a man is only allowing Spiritual or Occult Science to work
    • through us. We are not cultivating in our knowledge any private
    • important occult experiences, how he has been permitted a glimpse
    • occult experiences of the kind we have been speaking of has to
    • be described in the following way. When the human being cultivates
    • finds it very difficult to accept, something which is in the highest
    • another side. We cannot come to know occult facts by pinning
    • most closely followed by the occultist in the case of the heart and
    • physical brain. We have to resort to occultism to learn how the brain
    • Occult Physiology,
    • occult development becomes aware of something peculiar about these
    • of feeling and activity, steeped in occult forces.
    • found it too difficult to enter into these dense elements, and
    • saying that the one chose the more difficult path, that took them
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    • culture-epoch — for instance, that of ancient Egypt —
    • have in fact what a clairvoyant culture, which was inwardly aware of
    • through occult and religious scriptures — the symbol of the
    • of modern clairvoyance, modern occult science? We may perhaps feel
    • means of occultism. Let me draw your attention to the fact that in
    • religious cults or rituals. Nowadays — I say this by the way
    • break with him or rise above this difficulty and remain true to him.
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    • spiritual hierarchies. But when through the serious cultivation of
    • cultural conditions which have prevailed hitherto, men have made
    • error to think that the faculty of speech is formed through the
    • brain which brings into existence the faculty of speech but the
    • activity which the man himself develops. The faculty of speech is
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    • of years. Greek culture coincides in a certain sense with the founding
    • Then came Greek culture
    • in the world of sense. In Greek culture the balance is not between the
    • into corporeality. In Greek culture the soul had freed itself to some
    • with the traditions of Greek culture are highly characteristic of the
    • evolutionary picture there enters on the one side Greek culture, where
    • symbol of the deep incision made by Christianity and Greek culture in
    • is difficult to understand in the sense of Natural Science according
    • of Greek culture which had for long centuries been buried under ruins
    • had reached a certain eminence, it absorbs the Greek culture which streams
    • but in the spiritual sense Greece conquers Rome. Greek culture lives
    • on within Roman culture; Greek art, to the extent to which it has been
    • by the essence of Greek culture. But why is it that this does not remain
    • It was because soon after Greek culture had streamed into the life of
    • how in the age of the Rise of the Empire, the influence of Greek culture
    • — we see on the one side the reappearance of this old Greek culture
    • the remnants of this free culture, the reappearance of the Greek spirit
    • the victory of Greek culture over the Roman world! The Greek culture
    • did not at first contain rising before his eyes in the resurrected culture
    • of Greek culture that were unearthed in the hidden manuscripts. Raphael's
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    • Then came Greek culture
    • in the world of sense. In Greek culture the balance is not between the
    • into corporeality. In Greek culture the soul had freed itself to some
    • with the traditions of Greek culture are highly characteristic of the
    • evolutionary picture there enters on the one side Greek culture, where
    • symbol of the deep incision made by Christianity and Greek culture in
    • is difficult to understand in the sense of Natural Science according
    • of Greek culture which had for long centuries been buried under ruins
    • had reached a certain eminence, it absorbs the Greek culture which streams
    • but in the spiritual sense Greece conquers Rome. Greek culture lives
    • on within Roman culture; Greek art, to the extent to which it has been
    • by the essence of Greek culture. But why is it that this does not remain
    • It was because soon after Greek culture had streamed into the life of
    • how in the age of the Rise of the Empire, the influence of Greek culture
    • — we see on the one side the reappearance of this old Greek culture
    • the remnants of this free culture, the reappearance of the Greek spirit
    • the victory of Greek culture over the Roman world! The Greek culture
    • did not at first contain rising before his eyes in the resurrected culture
    • of Greek culture that were unearthed in the hidden manuscripts. Raphael's
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    • a hypothesis, but I think that further a occult investigations will support
    • and occult hypothesis concerning the whole question, as the result of
    • be confirmed by a occult investigation.
    • immediately, and had no difficulty in extracting the roots of numbers
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    • a hypothesis, but I think that further a occult investigations will support
    • and occult hypothesis concerning the whole question, as the result of
    • be confirmed by a occult investigation.
    • immediately, and had no difficulty in extracting the roots of numbers
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    • pedagogic cult could have maintained all through the centuries up to
    • of Occult Science or Theosophy, how a very intellectual man such as
    • it is difficult to use a name for them; one can not say Gods, one cannot
    • said sounds only like an hypothesis, so may that which Occult Science
    • to occult science, that not only does all present-day scientific thought
    • body. In so far as our soul lives in the physical body, in occult science
    • experience proved this — that which could bring all culture and
    • national epic. National epics only arise when the culture is still enclosed
    • as the culture depends upon the forces of the Sampo, so long does the
    • all culture the national character, the nationality. When, in the course
    • active sense of spiritual culture, can perform immeasurably great service.
    • writings are to be explained in quite an occult sense as an active protest
    • a motto for the principles of occult science, and sums up in main outline
    • so also says occult science which is to take its place in the active
    • development of culture in our time.
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    • pedagogic cult could have maintained all through the centuries up to
    • of Occult Science or Theosophy, how a very intellectual man such as
    • it is difficult to use a name for them; one can not say Gods, one cannot
    • said sounds only like an hypothesis, so may that which Occult Science
    • to occult science, that not only does all present-day scientific thought
    • body. In so far as our soul lives in the physical body, in occult science
    • experience proved this — that which could bring all culture and
    • national epic. National epics only arise when the culture is still enclosed
    • as the culture depends upon the forces of the Sampo, so long does the
    • all culture the national character, the nationality. When, in the course
    • active sense of spiritual culture, can perform immeasurably great service.
    • writings are to be explained in quite an occult sense as an active protest
    • a motto for the principles of occult science, and sums up in main outline
    • so also says occult science which is to take its place in the active
    • development of culture in our time.
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    • all. Again, according to occult laws which I might touch on at some
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    • spiritual culture, as represented in Aristotle; it was a
    • large numbers of men who had assimilated the spiritual culture
    • highly cultured men who had absorbed the sublime Ideas of
    • numbers of learned Romans and Greeks. Men lacking in culture
    • culture. There we have one side of the picture.
    • culture, the impression we get is that they did not understand
    • highly developed culture incapable of grasping its
    • spread of Christianity is concerned, it will not be difficult
    • integral part of Western culture, might appear to run counter
    • change was possible only within Christian culture and through
    • culture. And however hard modern natural science may try to
    • of Greco-Roman culture? What power is at work in the men who
    • world of Greco-Roman culture; it is Christ Himself Who stands
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    • it, quite inevitably, by the culture of the times.
    • other times only to be reached after very difficult meditation,
    • to read in the occult script at this particular point in the
    • culture, mankind had evolved to the point where, in Plato and
    • occult script out in the Cosmos. And when clairvoyant
    • Cosmos in a stupendous sign of the occult script. I have said
    • additional and necessary words. In an occult sense I feel
    • be extracted with the very greatest difficulty and effort from
    • difficulties and of the labour required when it is a question
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    • cult was very widespread in Western Asia and the regions round
    • Mithras cult. Temples dedicated to the worship of Mithras were
    • contained elements of the Attis cult, but were in essentials a
    • shows that this cult had spread far and wide. Although to many
    • cult on the site of which St. Peter's stands. And the cult
    • continuation of the Mithras cult. When in his sixteenth,
    • Therefore in witnessing these cults he experienced many
    • the priest was enacting the rites of the cult at many a heathen
    • heathen cult, a certain Deity was worshipped. But the people
    • occult duties exist! And obeying one such occult duty, I then
    • iron but also imparted a faculty of clairvoyance powerful
    • secret cult and secret tenets at certain places in Palestine.
    • dead at the altar of the heathen cult, and the significance of
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    • had then acquainted him with the heathen cults, with heathen
    • soul-treasures of human wisdom, of human culture, great moral
    • this had merged into the Mystery-cults scattered over Asia
    • significant utterance: Even if all the ancient Mystery-cults
    • is very largely correct. But it is very difficult to observe
    • distance separates the culture of our times from this search
    • For in spiritual culture as it is to-day, this sense of truth
    • nowadays. For all that, it will be difficult in the modern age
    • Christ! Evidence is produced to show that the cult and also
    • later on, is found to be worshipped in forms of cult the same
    • cults, there come these clever people who do not understand
    • culture stand in high repute to-day and their science is
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    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
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    • culturally, into an organic whole, and this necessarily
    • was up against the difficulty that the very existence of such a
    • Towards a Third Culture,
    • and science; the slow shift of the earth's cultural centre of
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    • him to semblance thinking it educates the man of our culture to
    • individuals through the cultivation of their own souls
    • into the general cultural consciousness, it became the
    • Today, then, we go straight to thinking, by cultivating
    • easy is difficult. One person takes weeks, another months, to
    • Outline of Occult Science,
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    • Occult Science,
    • circumstances, a difficult task! In ordinary life,
    • forgetting is not particularly difficult, as our ordinary
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    • if we look at the culture and civilization around us today, we
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    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science,
    • faculty and the capacities of the human psyche. They drew the
    • one-sided critique of the cognitive faculty can only lead to
    • cognitive faculty, by which he connects his concepts with
    • difficulty into the organic realm; if it could advance as far
    • senses, the intellect and the logical faculty) must call a halt
    • have developed our logical faculty to the point where it
    • operation the faculty that diffuses something more than
    • of spiritual world-rhythm and appearance); and, by cultivating
    • cultivate a disinterested approach to these matters, it is
    • What has followed from this for our entire cultural life?
    • can absorb as men, all our cultural values. We go on living for
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    • philosophy of life I am advocating, prove a very difficult
    • Nowadays, this is made very difficult for mankind; for when we
    • What does this achieve? Well, it is difficult to describe life
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    • and appropriate to the culture of the time, their leaders
    • was linked, is already a product of cultural decadence. The
    • to be cultivated here, there and everywhere, authorities that
    • years ago there in the Far East on quite different cultural
    • that cultivates ideas based on the relationship between
    • other cultural currents, evolve along their own lines, until
    • Perceiving this, we must also consider how the various cultural
    • social organization based principally on the cultivation
    • accordance with the nature of human agriculture, the theocratic
    • associated with agriculture. They are faintly aware of
    • land cultivation is not included in it. But land cultivation
    • cultivate thought, as the German does, we are confronted
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    • extraordinarily difficult situation that has gradually
    • to and capable of a high level of culture than were
    • which has since survived as a spiritual and cultural motto to
    • cult of mysteries sought to achieve, in institutions that were,
    • surviving remnants of this cult have been of enormous
    • the extent that Greek culture itself has influenced European
    • Everywhere in Europe we find evidence of the difficulty men
    • difficulty still faces us on every side today as an underlying
    • the difficulty of integrating the self into it, we are reminded
    • in popular culture in general, people saw something on a more
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    • scale, who even in face of the grave difficulties of the
    • of disseminating intellectual culture, as a foundation for
    • more deeply for the causes of the difficulty. And here once
    • culture was at its height, something that must still be of
    • masses “primitive culture,” in which man is still a
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    • faculty. Yet from the mutual intercourse of men's reasoning
    • faculties — if I may so put it — a true life of law
    • logical element of social life is cultivated — the
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    • In this event, it may be that a more refined egoism is cultivated through
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    • is cultivated through the pursuit of spiritual science than exists
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    • is cultivated through the pursuit of spiritual science than exists
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    • situations immediately surrounding us. Our culture, with
    • from the standpoint of today's customary culture pass judgment
    • future. That is why Theosophy cultivates intuition. That is
    • different form. If we consider cultural progress from the
    • people there were occupied with work, the difficulty of which a
    • themselves cut off from world evolution pursue as soul culture,
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    • from the standpoint of today's customary culture pass judgment
    • future. That is why Theosophy cultivates intuition. That is
    • different form. If we consider cultural progress from the
    • people there were occupied with work, the difficulty of which a
    • themselves cut off from world evolution pursue as soul culture,
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    • of culture there shall break those spiritual impulses which
    • for our souls, but it must realise for them a cultural thought.
    • A deep question then arose: What building does modern culture
    • itself demand as a thought expressing modern culture? The
    • very forms express the Greek experience of culture: they are
    • this culture crystallised, moulded, made to live in forms.
    • the influence of this impulse, ostensibly cultivating the
    • impulse to the cultural thought necessary for our
    • years have also brought with them difficult food for thought
    • and difficult experiences for our movement, we can still say:
    • prove how far the culture of the present day is taking up the
    • Dornach hill with certain essentials in our cultural movement.
    • be heard, precisely in view of this difficult time of
    • suffering, expressions of sympathy with the deeper cultural
    • were not repressed by the so- called brutal culture of the
    • shoot up within them; but the stultifying culture of the age
    • superficially occult societies and societies aspiring to
    • occultism — when people understand, how, between the
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    • of culture there shall break those spiritual impulses which
    • for our souls, but it must realise for them a cultural thought.
    • A deep question then arose: What building does modern culture
    • itself demand as a thought expressing modern culture? The
    • very forms express the Greek experience of culture: they are
    • this culture crystallised, moulded, made to live in forms.
    • the influence of this impulse, ostensibly cultivating the
    • impulse to the cultural thought necessary for our
    • years have also brought with them difficult food for thought
    • and difficult experiences for our movement, we can still say:
    • prove how far the culture of the present day is taking up the
    • Dornach hill with certain essentials in our cultural movement.
    • be heard, precisely in view of this difficult time of
    • suffering, expressions of sympathy with the deeper cultural
    • were not repressed by the so- called brutal culture of the
    • shoot up within them; but the stultifying culture of the age
    • superficially occult societies and societies aspiring to
    • occultism — when people understand, how, between the
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    • of nature, but on the most difficult road, from which indeed any
    • in 1792. It is difficult to rise to an understanding of Fichte's
    • peculiarity, it is difficult to penetrate to him, although everyone
    • difficult to reach with the understanding. He tries to create a
    • important for the education and cultivation of German
    • Schiller had some difficulty in understanding Goethe, we must
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    • this cultivation of the feelings such a part of the essence, cannot
    • Now it will not be difficult to agree, after what
    • up the gold wherever they find it; they lack any inventive faculty,
    • cultivated it when he was insufficiently endowed with it, he would
    • faculty of soul, there would not be the means to open the Temple for
    • to a critical faculty which makes men learn everything indeed, but
    • subterranean for external culture, he points out that to a
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    • So Goethe comes before us with, on the one side, faculty
    • called theosophy, magic and the occult, came very near to being
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    • the rescued soul rises to heaven, was very difficult to do, and
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    • Greece, in the time of the full flower of Greek culture, we
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    • would never have been able alone to meet all the difficulties
    • Outline of Occult Science.
    • cultivated and taught there in diverse ways at different times.
    • became so difficult that the priests of the Mysteries appealed
    • them. Such intercourse was especially cultivated in the
    • judge and appraise the faculty of knowledge that Gilgamesh
    • Everything of a spiritual or cultural nature that men received
    • the secret knowledge that was cultivated in all Mysteries of
    • their course in the time when Greek culture was falling into
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    • difficulties and obstacles which meet man when he searches
    • Mysteries. For all culture, all civilisation, was in earlier
    • afield — but with what was cultivated in a colony of the
    • average of culture; the civilised Greeks, the Hellenes, the
    • and culture of the peoples.
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    • Hibernia are nevertheless doubly secret and occult, for you
    • Greek character and culture is this fact: that in the Greek
    • individual and personal spiritual faculties. Step by step we
    • Nevertheless, as long as Greek culture and civilisation lasted,
    • fragments, in Greek culture, — in the midst stood
    • the Grecian culture — what she had lost.
    • not bent on the conquest of existing cultures, he is not trying
    • with a culture and civilisation which the Persians themselves
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    • personality, under the influence of the Roman culture
    • knowledge, external culture, external civilisation.
    • circle a kind of inner discipline in Aristotle was cultivated
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    • attain the faculty to perceive the language of Heaven in the
    • difficult than the access to the Holy Graal, as described in
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    • that must through all eternity be cultivated as the truth.
    • has for so long been cultivated, but real life does not allow
    • which we will dedicate ourselves in selfless cultivation of the
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    • The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy
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    • all that is cultivated there as Anthroposophy.
    • presentation of these Mystery Plays, besides the cultivation of
    • that what was originally given by Goethe would be cultivated in
    • the human bodily conditions; difficulty in breathing, rapid
    • difficult to survey, such as one brought up from the depths of
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds” and “Occult
    • it is difficult to dispel the representations we get by
    • we must acquire the faculty to extinguish in our consciousness
    • difficult, but this is relatively easy in comparison with the
    • the way indicated; the other is that he must cultivate a
    • in “Occult Science,” and the descriptions need only
    • certain perceptive faculty, with which one can look up into the
    • gifts of a mathematician. It is very difficult for most people
    • description that this is difficult. Yes, it is difficult] it is
    • appears so difficult to them, but judge according to the
    • This Anthroposophy, above all else, was to be cultivated at the
    • and with the paintings in it. What was cultivated within and
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    • all that is cultivated there as Anthroposophy.
    • presentation of these Mystery Plays, besides the cultivation of
    • that what was originally given by Goethe would be cultivated in
    • the human bodily conditions; difficulty in breathing, rapid
    • difficult to survey, such as one brought up from the depths of
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds” and “Occult
    • it is difficult to dispel the representations we get by
    • we must acquire the faculty to extinguish in our consciousness
    • difficult, but this is relatively easy in comparison with the
    • the way indicated; the other is that he must cultivate a
    • in “Occult Science,” and the descriptions need only
    • certain perceptive faculty, with which one can look up into the
    • gifts of a mathematician. It is very difficult for most people
    • description that this is difficult. Yes, it is difficult] it is
    • appears so difficult to them, but judge according to the
    • This Anthroposophy, above all else, was to be cultivated at the
    • and with the paintings in it. What was cultivated within and
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    • Science. It is extraordinarily difficult to speak of these things.
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    • these occultists, if it were correct that good consists in the
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    • Science. It is extraordinarily difficult to speak of these things.
    • occultists of his own Country say: Bentham put forward this purely
    • these occultists, if it were correct that good consists in the
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    • culture. When we instigate cultural work we also destroy
    • a new birth, We acquire the faculty of consciousness between
    • cultured of those attending our lectures, those who write for
    • merely call upon man's faculty for forming concepts and
    • intestines”. In its culture and ethics modern spiritual
    • that it is a new element in modern culture. Any
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    • culture. When we instigate cultural work we also destroy
    • a new birth, We acquire the faculty of consciousness between
    • cultured of those attending our lectures, those who write for
    • merely call upon man's faculty for forming concepts and
    • intestines”. In its culture and ethics modern spiritual
    • that it is a new element in modern culture. Any
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    • occult bases of his own destiny, of his personal worth and
    • spiritual world, will have extreme difficulty in getting
    • head, and are then really in a world which we have difficulty
    • spiritual science has not penetrated the culture of our time,
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    • spiritual world, will have extreme difficulty in getting
    • head, and are then really in a world which we have difficulty
    • spiritual science has not penetrated the culture of our time,
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    • or the soul of cultivated feeling. You know that it developed
    • uncultivated human being, is but little affected by the great
    • truth is cultivated, the more rapidly shall Anthroposophy and
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    • or the soul of cultivated feeling. You know that it developed
    • uncultivated human being, is but little affected by the great
    • truth is cultivated, the more rapidly shall Anthroposophy and
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    • and Alexander Herzen. The activities of occult brotherhoods.
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    • cultural epoch, the karma of human vocation.
    • important phenomena of the advancing post-Atlantean cultural
    • to the very nature of our modern culture. It may be asked how
    • French culture of his time completely permeated the life of
    • had been created in the culture of Rome.
    • to those associated with the contemporary culture of Leipzig.
    • had immersed himself in mystic, occult writings and sought in a
    • contemporary culture could not give him, found in Herder a
    • revolutionary spirit of the first rank storming the culture of
    • cultural mood came to life in Goethe, now baptized in the name
    • occult aspects of the life of the soul and knew how to describe
    • the earth, belongs among the finest descriptions of occult
    • the aesthetic in life, and by Jung-Stilling to the occult
    • cultured world surrounding Goethe. People had become bound, as
    • From this a mood gradually arose that affected many cultured
    • This life still permeated a large part of the cultured world in
    • pantheism and does not enjoy the fruits of culture, wants to
    • the cult of false prophets play a part and, under the mask of
    • themselves capable of understanding culture, art, and poetry.
    • difficult because nothing was more repugnant to him when he
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    • talents. It is more difficult with the things he has given to
    • body that is in a sense filled with occult knowledge, and in
    • the fifth post-Atlantean culture period; it grows far beyond
    • able to estimate how difficult it is to find the way to a human
    • gradually without difficulty, one page at a time; he can do
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    • we look back, for example, to the Egypto-Chaldean culture or to
    • other cultures of earlier times, we shall find that the measure
    • Students of the external history of culture who are generally
    • Egypto-Babylonian culture period something still lived and wove
    • before. But when you look back at earlier cultural periods, if
    • what constitutes the shell of culture. The buildings in which
    • church, have become the sheath and shell of culture; the days
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    • is difficult to explain these things because they bring so much
    • second fact is equally important. It is extremely difficult to
    • it difficult to speak of and decipher, not in mere empty
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    • order to see clearly the difficulties that hinder our
    • often difficult to discuss these things because language is
    • occult science is directed toward an entirely different
    • of mechanism, as a mechanistic culture, belongs absolutely and
    • able to point out that our culture really has two origins: the
    • one difficulty, however. There was a famous actress connected
    • penetrate the secrets of occult existence. From this point of
    • that some contemporary occult
    • still continue to call themselves “occult,” especially in
    • Western Europe. Within these occult societies special study has
    • between the occult endeavors of these modern societies and
    • are exposed, it will be exceedingly interesting. These occult
    • theosophists lacked the skills of other occult societies. It
    • is, of course, difficult to speak about these things,
    • difficult to speak of these things; indeed, in a certain sense,
    • in this nebulousness, also to cultivate spiritual science,
    • that pertain to the real occult world. What is essential is
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    • role if only those whose mission is to cultivate learning are
    • culture can decide to reckon with repeated earthly lives,
    • culture. These two ideals, the bourgeois and the pilgrim, face
    • whether they are born in the Western or Eastern culture. The
    • called your attention to the fact that there are occult
    • atavistic occult teaching. As you know from previous
    • especially by those who belong to the occult brotherhoods I
    • to be. There are members of occult brotherhoods who, within
    • between the living and the dead. In fact, within their occult
    • are also all kinds of strange members of occult brotherhoods
    • pronouncements go back to some occult connection which calls
    • esotericists and the so-called progressive occultists. That is,
    • the word thus because they wished to keep the occult secrets to
    • Western occult brotherhoods. She would then have been able to
    • other than by imposing upon her a kind of occult imprisonment,
    • and by bringing her into the Indian occult brotherhood, whose
    • practice of occultism was considered harmless to the so-called
    • our circles much.” Most of the occultists who were working with
    • serious occultism said, “Now, how can anything much result
    • hand, traditional occult knowledge and, on the other, comes out
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    • difficulty in proving it would be impossible to carry out this
    • for money, since I know that it would be much more difficult
    • fundamental laws of the occult conception of the world knew
    • in the life of feeling and of general culture. The book deals
    • conclude, from the absence of organized cults, that religion is
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    • the Christ. I think this is not difficult to see because it is
    • miseducated persons who have been spoiled by certain occult
    • seriously even by those who belong to so-called occult
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    • An Outline of Occult Science,
    • say, in various regions of the earth we find religious cults
    • that we may call ancestral cults. Such cults in which men look
    • cults are customary (cf. chart on p. 194).
    • ancestral cults were not based on fact, as is supposed by
    • nature of the most ancient ancestral cults was such that men
    • ancestor appeared belonged together in a single ancestral cult.
    • we go back to the ancestral cults, what we find is the worship
    • superhuman was especially cultivated. Human beings were
    • into the human mind, we must admit, only with great difficulty.
    • An Outline of Occult Science.
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
    • the West, the Mithraic cult expanded along the Danube all the
    • way to France and Spain in Western Europe. The cult of Christ,
    • however, has been victorious over the Mithraic cult. Why?
    • Because the cult of Mithras had developed from extending above
    • symbolically practiced in the ancient cults of Christianity and
    • science, which he finds too difficult, but is relapsing into
    • go as missionaries to foreign cultures, or even to people in
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    • demands of daily life is difficult. Finding the will to excel
    • agriculture (Bio-Dynamic method), architecture, drama, the new art
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    • culture of mankind, the mankind from whom the present
    • cultural life has arisen, a certain capacity existed in the
    • An Occult Psychology Lecture. I 17.VIII.18.]
    • the disconnected and chaotic nature of our culture. We have,
    • The Foundation of Culture in the Nineteenth Century,
    • And this is literally true, as things in the real occult,
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    • However these are the difficulties to be expected in
    • cultures repeated lives on earth treated as a fact. This is
    • necessary that we should enter into these difficult details,
    • difficult matters a little enthusiasm were aroused, a little
    • difficult conception to which, however, I have to come.
    • Occult Science
    • lecture of 18.VIII.1918; Occult Psychology.]
    • cultural life of mankind. For in these concepts that man
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    • cultural life of the earth giving men, in conformity with the
    • that is something that is an extraordinarily difficult idea
    • absolutely nothing strange or difficult to understand when
    • set to the faculty of memory. You would go outside there and
    • infinitely important for spiritual culture, and will in
    • the formation of concepts, with Goethe the faculty of forming
    • arms, hands, feet and legs. This again is a difficult idea
    • nature, namely, the Movement for Ethical Culture. At that
    • founding these societies for Ethical Culture. These people
    • for Ethical Culture ... if you have a taste for butter, you
    • culture,” and denounced it in awful words. Naturally it
    • is the matter with ‘ethical culture'? Go and see
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    • — not so much the faculty of perceiving the existing
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    • our repeated experiences was always this: how very difficult
    • finds no difficulty. I must confess that, so far, I have met
    • the business-houses; that they have difficulty in making
    • difficult to understand!” — When anybody says
    • agricultural undertakings. Well, but can you do it? It is all
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    • There must be some reason why humanity finds it so difficult to
    • made in the laboratory and observatory. However difficult it
    • even more difficult to master all the preparation necessary for
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    • is something our age has got to learn, but finds so difficult
    • difficult for someone who is called to be an individuality, an
    • is much more difficult to do this than any other kind of
    • cultural life, where the soul is no longer dependent upon the
    • to be cultivated by those who are called to do so. However, I
    • lives through the various cultures of the earth and he bears
    • instinctively in the cultural life of Central Europe. But it
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    • of my Occult Science. Today I would only like to
    • inner upheavals and the surmounting of difficulties which we
    • being in the course of the cultural evolution of humanity
    • that having cultivated the activity of thinking to the extent
    • Higher Worlds and in the second part of my Occult
    • — Although this is more difficult to understand, I would
    • faculties that are needed in ordinary life are not yet present
    • the faculties of the soul that share in it, who have learned to
    • use and develop these faculties for a method of investigation
    • because he himself was immersed only in the faculties of
    • faculties of our mind which are sharpened and strengthened in
    • these same faculties first have to transform our thinking and
    • the spiritual world with those faculties of acquiring
    • But we can develop these very same faculties by a purely inner
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    • all kinds of occult and mystical endeavors are likely to spring
    • in this way, he has indeed higher faculties of soul.
    • becomes difficult to detach oneself from the object of this
    • with all our strength, a particular faculty of soul is acquired
    • the higher faculties that I have described. Through this
    • destructive character, for all human culture, of what has
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    • most important and significant faculties of the soul that we
    • and described in my books for the cultivation of the mind, we
    • a teacher of Christian philosophy, member of a Catholic faculty
    • inevitably lead to difficulties in the soul life, and to social
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    • this striving. It is, however, more difficult to see that this
    • book, The Cultural Situation of Europe at the Reawakening of
    • Modern Occultism, by G. L. Dankmar (Leipzig, Oswald Mutze,
    • human welfare than, in isolation from the world, to cultivate
    • any higher faculties which might be dormant in the soul. To
    • are right and meet the purpose. It is not difficult for an
    • even very difficult with the majority of modern people to
    • well-being a really difficult matter. And it means too that the
    • to its lofty cultural mission.
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    • European civilisation there is a special culture of its own
    • an idea of the special nature of the Russian culture, if we
    • Europe would cultivate the more intellectual sphere; and this
    • actually cultivating the soil, of working upon the immediate
    • this way of culture in the West, in Central Europe, one must
    • had only with difficulty struggled to acquire an appreciation
    • the Centre a kind of ethical element is cultivated, and
    • also necessary to cultivate a certain artistic element, and
    • that has made quite special difficulties in the
    • must cultivate in himself a sense for truth! When one speaks
    • paid to the cultivation of inner truthfulness, as is so often
    • century, and up to our own day. Indeed it was difficult
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    • from here, in regard to our present cultural movement. I
    • my “Appeal to the Cultural World” has come into his
    • existing bourgeois culture has been adversely criticised, and
    • write an “Appeal to the Cultural World” having before
    • of culture today we are living more than we believe Am a wave
    • materialistic culture being surmounted in certain spheres is
    • materialistic culture is fought with words but it is not
    • culture, must, however, take stand on the same ground as
    • subsided and out of a much older culture the first blossoming
    • of post-Atlantean culture arose in the Old Indian period,
    • culture-period — the old Persian. Still the same in the
    • matters would go badly with modern spiritual culture.
    • interest of the spirits above him. Otherwise our culture will
    • approaching such difficult and serious times that it is quite
    • Rubicon of the modern cultural impasse. Whoever always wants
    • culture can evolve.
    • Where this is concerned, human culture is at its peak. Those
    • a lying rascal. And to remedy this men must cultivate the
    • faculty of being sensitive not only to what is logical but
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    • want to speak to you about the cultural life of our present
    • had got hold of my “Appeal to the Cultural World”
    • — he feels aggrieved that middle class culture, as it
    • with what is to be found in the “Appeal to the Cultural
    • and write an “Appeal to the Cultural World” I
    • stream of materialistic culture in every department of life,
    • this materialistic culture is being overcome, that is an
    • attitude has been cultivated in a sentimental-theological
    • in a more tempestuous, uncultured atmosphere! I do not say,
    • What has bred and cultivated it? Religious Creeds and
    • this connection if the question of culture is to be taken
    • which has really arisen out of modern culture must, however,
    • augur very badly for the spiritual culture of modern times.
    • civilisation and culture will stagnate and choke and rot.
    • difficult to render in English.]
    • difficult times. There is far too much tendency not to take
    • critical faculties, that intellectually they have got very
    • no crossing the Rubicon of the miseries of modern culture.
    • the impulses of the culture of the future can develop.
    • there. And in this connection human culture is, as it were,
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    • sense). You will realise without difficulty that in the
    • Occult Science a considerable amount of knowledge gained
    • it were, into faculties. So that between perception and
    • arising. But at this pole it is much more difficult to
    • when we have learnt (it is difficult to learn, but it is
    • nowadays that when the occultist gives out his experiences
    • what is, for example given in my Outline of Occult
    • one of the most essential cultural tasks,to overcome that
    • culture. Anyone who understands such matters,will see that
    • settle down comfortably into cultural evolution, especially
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    • difficult and much less sensational than visiting the School
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    • difficult to approach art either perceptively or creatively
    • compatible with cultured taste; rather does it correspond to
    • senses, what is super-physical and occult somehow makes its
    • difficulty in approaching art psychologically lies in people
    • is very pronounced — he has within him the faculty that
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    • in super-sensible cognition. It is very difficult to convey to
    • wakefulness of consciousness when the faculties of mental
    • completely to eliminate the faculty of remembrance that his
    • his ordinary faculty of remembrance into his conscious life
    • which his faculty of seership is developed. There is
    • one of the,most difficult problems in seership, namely, the
    • express itself directly in words. Thus it is difficult for
    • difficult to understand a seer. He has to unfold (in a
    • relative sense of course) the faculty of speech-creation, so
    • existing in space, but this evades the faculties with which
    • faculty of seership develops, we enter into a different
    • ancient Indian culture. In Indian culture a considerable part
    • sensitiveness to music. Other special artistic faculties also
    • the faculty of real ‘microscopic’ perception from
    • pervade the elementary faculty of production and creation in
    • indicates the point at which we are standing in our cultural
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    • is the task of anthroposophical thought to prepare earthly culture and
    • incarnation? At the outset it is difficult to conceive of the body being
    • you by means of a picture. Suppose a botanist or an horticulturist wished
    • of antiquity, when man's knowledge was acquired through faculties of
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    • uncultivated human being, is but little affected by the great
    • truth is cultivated, the more rapidly shall Anthroposophy and
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    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
    • establishment of the Holy Mass with its wonderful cult, its
    • could remain. A faculty was developed which for the time being
    • Traditions were preserved. In many occult societies of the
    • lodges and occult societies do not understand what lives in
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    • of the Semites to Shem as its ancestor. A genuinely occult view
    • who are able to carry on occult research into such things know
    • upon the culture of the period. It was between the 13th and 15th
    • comprehend what is in question, should be cultivated.
    • its content, but as a means of cultivating and disciplining the
    • faculties? Do you know what became of it? It became modern
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    • with his difficult methods, so one will gradually have to get
    • power of memory imprints itself only with difficulty upon the
    • the cultural development of humanity, but it might also
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    • experienced as a unity. The farther culture progressed toward the West, the
    • either a master or a worker. With the migration of the life of culture
    • penetration of culture into the West, economic life took on more and more
    • economics, while trade and industry are subordinate to agricultural
    • economic affairs a character adapted to agricultural economics. With the
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    • either a master or a worker. With the migration of the life of culture
    • penetration of culture into the West, economic life took on more and more
    • economics, while trade and industry are subordinate to agricultural
    • economic affairs a character adapted to agricultural economics. With the
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    • develop the relation of the theosophical movement to the big cultural
    • concerned himself with the cultural tasks of our time and is familiar
    • may be ever so far from the so-called cultures of our time, in front
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    • be nothing else as a union where such world views are cultivated which
    • all cultures. However, only in the Indian Vedanta nothing is dirtied
    • goes far beyond the degree which the current culture offers. They are
    • of the German cultural development these lectures of Johann Gottlieb
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    • it is difficult to get spiritually to the insight into the interrelation
    • form to a future culture full of life. Even if it is not that which
    • were nothing else than cult sites and schools of wisdom. Baptism was
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    • We find two important cultural
    • of human cultural activity, to the human ancestors in a bygone time,
    • to the so-called Atlanteans whose culture declined long ago and whose
    • descendants are the cultural creators of our present human race. If
    • because it regards it as of the same kind. It is also in the cultural
    • development that way. We have to observe an epoch of the cultural development
    • the individual mind. If we pursue the rudiments of cultural development
    • at that time the human cultural development had not yet created the
    • Hence, it signifies a necessary developmental phase of the human culture,
    • part of the beings existing around us. Any phase of the human cultural
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    • on Theosophy and Darwin in which manifold forms the human cultures and
    • the ancient Vedic culture of India. We have seen these forms changing
    • epoch, then in the Graeco-Latin culture and, finally, in the Christian
    • culture up to our time. However, this is just the significant of the
    • sidelights on the western culture of form. Considering Darwinism we
    • have seen how the form culture is directed to the external mechanical
    • Vedic culture, which imagined life ensouled as a result of immediate
    • observation, through the Persian, the Chaldean-Babylonian-Egyptian cultures,
    • then through the Graeco-Latin culture with its view that the whole nature
    • any sprout makes the plant beautiful. Our cultural life is externalised
    • spirit-imbued and life-imbued culture was necessary, the form culture
    • is necessary for our age. A form culture came into being in science,
    • regard this as the western ideal of the cultural development: subordination
    • not take up the ethical and cultural ideals from without, but allows
    • from the culture of the different centuries. He expects a time again,
    • of the various cultural forms of Western Europe; he becomes a strict
    • point. The material culture should induce the human being to get a higher
    • this is just the result of the cultural development that it developed
    • you develop this form culture highly that you really get to a higher
    • cultural ideal? You have to understand the human being where he gives
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    • occult ideas. We understand them as those ideas which refer to the super-sensible
    • in the occult philosophy, the soul would not get round to acting in
    • the real world of desires which the occultist calls the region of desires.
    • facts is that which the occultist calls the real soul-force, what fulfils
    • be sought. All true recognisers and occultists have said this at all
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    • It is difficult to design
    • a picture of this area of reality. You can imagine that this is difficult,
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    • to himself to describe the relation of the modern cultural life to the
    • (1844–1900). Like a big riddle Friedrich Nietzsche stands in the cultural
    • There the most works of Wagner and the deepest problems of the cultural
    • directly as a cultural-historical action which shines for centuries,
    • occultist says: the human being finds out the secrets of the world only
    • culture. He suspected that our time, which just passes, is lacking something.
    • and want to look at the rudiments of culture, from people to people,
    • new culture-epoch which we have to regard as that of form and figure.
    • that a future culture, which is not based only on reason, must come
    • had to argue against Socrates is that our culture had become one-sided
    • by his influence that it had split on the one hand in a culture of reason
    • and combats the Socratic culture, the culture of reason.
    • for as a new life that should arise from our culture. Now he himself
    • want to say that his illness has to do anything with the cultural life.
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    • occult listening. If the human being persuades himself this way by firm
    • but to take in them silently, then he can receive occult forces. Every
    • efforts are to be done. The occultist can assess how the tender structures
    • to express himself in the spirit-land. It may appear as something difficult
    • to it that the easy is difficult.
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    • the help of some phenomena of our Central European cultural life. It
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    • human being exist. It is somewhat difficult to make these ideas clear
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    • but that the human cognitive faculty can develop and that this soul
    • the developing cognitive faculty comply completely with the Goethean
    • a magazine in which the most beautiful products of German cultural life
    • his developing cognitive faculties if he wants to ascend from the earthly
    • our soul are dependent any time on our cognitive faculty, and that we
    • can develop this cognitive faculty higher and higher, so that we gradually
    • culture in which he lives. A man, young and nice, approaches the boy.
    • can collect knowledge. Gold is the occult symbol of knowledge. Gold
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    • have to regard the temple as a symbol of the great occult schools which
    • everything that happened from culture to culture by human beings; they
    • abysses of the earth. One had to join an occult school which deeply
    • it cultivates, and this is more.”
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    • now it serves to make the earth in all cultural works subject to the
    • appears then within a cultural world in a new body again, lives differently
    • in this cultural world than, for example, within a body that belongs
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    • difficult questions, as this is one, also from the theosophical point
    • that we deal with very difficult chapters and that it is exceptionally
    • difficult to find the appropriate means of expression within our language
    • riddle of the world. All occult schools have as a precondition that
    • in millions and millions of years. However, it is difficult to speak
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    • we cannot recognise certain matters; our cognitive faculties have limits
    • to the human cognitive faculties, but considers them in such a way that
    • his particular cognitive faculties, his point of cognition as something
    • decisive and says that we cannot go with our cognitive faculties beyond
    • or that. But it is possible to develop the human cognitive faculties
    • to increase these human cognitive faculties to a higher level, so that
    • of the human cognitive faculties and got to the highest knowledge, which
    • again due to the cultural work of the human being. However, in future
    • the names of all things. As the human being lives in our cultural stage,
    • which the great initiates have, those initiates who gave our culture
    • cultural foundations the great initiates gave the impulses. A nice myth
    • time the so-called urban culture, the modern bourgeoisie originated
    • that rise of the soul to higher stages during the new cultural stage
    • one called that person Lohengrin who provided the urban culture in those
    • to announce. Also those worked this way who founded the elementary culture
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    • I would like to talk of the present cultural life as it expresses itself
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    • to them for a big cultural progress; but on the other side that also
    • with them but is to be understood even more difficultly was that they
    • it. However, it is difficult to read, and, besides, one is easily
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    • culture and education. During these days, everybody who counts himself
    • (1712–1778). Rousseau had rejected the culture modern at that
    • himself by this culture, that he has torn out himself from nature. He
    • the principle that basically the culture diverts the human beings from
    • who did everything to support the cultural life. Körner's
    • Series of Letters. They are a jewel in our German cultural life. Only
    • and treated in the whole German cultural life. Kant had also brought
    • necessary of nature, but you search for it in the most difficult way,
    • together thoroughly with the aesthetic culture. The first word in it
    • we have to concede to us: he has to become a component of our cultural
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    • The transcript of the four “faculty” lectures are deficient.
    • has to really intervene in the whole modern culture, it cannot limit
    • cultural factors and elements in the present. Theosophy should be no
    • addressing the heart of the modern culture immediately intervenes where
    • of our culture, of our whole spiritual life, who work in the service
    • significant influence that the universities must have on the whole cultural
    • people about the highest cultural problems have to be determinative
    • the whole nation looks at that which the members of the faculties say
    • in any question. That's how it is. Nevertheless, in all our faculties
    • A university has four faculties:
    • the divinity (in Germany theological) faculty, the faculty
    • of law, the medical faculty and the arts (in Germany: philosophical)
    • faculty. Indeed, as well as the high educational system is today, we
    • deal with that faculty which in the first times, in the midst of the
    • one advanced to the science of theology. The medical faculty and that
    • conceive an idea how these faculties interrelate if we look at the matter
    • faculty considered and dealt with the big question: what is the primal
    • faculties consider that which is, which was, and which will be, on the
    • other side, the medical faculty and that of law consider the world in
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    • The Faculty of Law and Theosophy
    • of the four “faculty” lectures are deficient. It shows
    • Hence, the topic does not have the heading The Faculty of Law and
    • last talk on the divinity faculty and theosophy which could demonstrate
    • topic: the faculty of law and the theosophical movement. Who has dealt
    • with the faculty of law only in some degree knows the name Rudolf of
    • faculties without having acquired a real knowledge of the principles
    • study of law became a one-sided professional study. The other faculties
    • I will explain this in the talk on the arts faculty in detail. That
    • of that what is done in our faculty of law, a big part of mere knowledge
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    • of the four “faculty” lectures are deficient. It shows
    • of culture big cyclic laws which refer also to the negative and to the
    • positive sides of culture. If also in the medical science so much is
    • present cultural nations, to the Hindus. The doctors of the Hindus apply
    • only one. It is difficult to reconcile what we call life with the concept
    • example, from occult investigations that vivisection works deeply damaging
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    • The Arts Faculty and Theosophy
    • of the four “faculty” lectures are deficient. It shows
    • is the fourth about theosophy and its relation to the arts faculty (in
    • Germany: faculty of philosophy). We have to consider the fact that
    • this is possibly of more significance to our education and culture than
    • the three other faculties, because the arts faculty encloses the scientific
    • has to direct his looks at it. The arts faculty has experienced big
    • a sophisticating one. It was once the arts faculty a very typical name
    • The faculty of philosophy
    • was called arts faculty in the Middle Ages. It was an artistic mastery
    • thoughts. Later on, the lower subjects of the arts faculty were assigned
    • for the high school. The modern arts faculty is unworthy of its name;
    • of the unity of the world has disappeared. The arts faculty should pursue
    • with the cultural life. Already Friedrich Schiller spoke in a talk at
    • Nowadays, the arts faculty is nothing else than a preparatory site for
    • decisive, the modern arts faculty originated. All the other sciences
    • the more he is capable to put something of himself into the culture
    • and this idealism would have to flow through the whole arts faculty.
    • Within the frame of our arts faculty all scientific disciplines can
    • of his development. The arts faculty should have the greatest say. It
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    • to transplant it into a completely different culture. If
    • inherent possibility in our own culture must be widened and
    • certain culture and that it determines their thoughts and
    • ideals. But life is shared with people of different cultures
    • Theosophical Society and a Russian occultist.
    • cultures; they have been suitable for their particular epoch.
    • When a culture is no longer acceptable, for the people can no
    • there among the scientists of this modern Olympus of cultural
    • that a new cult arose in each, with special significance for
    • that particular time. The cult of Hermes arose in Egypt, in
    • Hebrews emerged the cult of Moses. In our time, it is Christ
    • These cultures became great because their exponents
    • materialistic culture stems originally from a person's
    • of a culture, is the last to disappear. When a civilization
    • that spring from our own culture.
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    • in cultural life. However, our discussion will not be from a
    • cultural life.
    • was formerly the case. It arises when cultivated people are
    • to share their lives with uncultivated people. Certain
    • people to assimilate a strange culture? Can a savage become
    • right way of introducing a strange culture to a people if it
    • exists must conform to the faculties a person happens to
    • earlier cultural epochs, and still in the Hebrew religion,
    • once had a clairvoyant faculty that has been superseded.
    • history when a new phase of its culture began — the
    • the foreign culture can be assimilated. Take the case of a
    • culture will succeed. It is simply impossible, and is also
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    • sin. The modern materialistic outlook finds it difficult to
    • people would find it difficult to accept. But if you look
    • When a person's slumbering soul forces and faculties are
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    • someone who has developed the spiritual faculties that
    • child's bodily faculties develop; they become independent and
    • years is the time when the faculty of the critical intellect
    • The faculty most prominent at this time is imitation. The
    • understand what things mean is a faculty of the ether body,
    • harmful to exert any influence on the reasoning faculty
    • if demands are made upon the reasoning faculty before the
    • faculty, to the approval or disapproval of the critical
    • young people to judge issues or to have a say in cultural
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    • educated person finds difficulty in recognizing that many
    • In regions where medicine is still based on occult knowledge,
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    • until puberty is reached. The faculties of the ether body,
    • earlier cultural epochs.
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    • are hypotheses, doubt and conjecture. It is indeed difficult
    • the astral body, and are much more difficult to heal than the
    • difficult to cure; and it is sad that most parents punish
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    • faculties. A person's karma is particularly auspicious when
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    • centuries of German culture. Some say that it is impossible
    • difficult to see the need of all these alchemical inventions,
    • faculties slumbering in every human soul are awakened. These
    • faculties enable a person to look into the spiritual world
    • secrets: not, however, through the soul's ordinary faculties,
    • complete harmony with modern culture, and with modern
    • prevailing culture, while never losing sight of the much
    • Acquisition of the occult script
    • cultivated wherever a Rosicrucian training was pursued. A
    • is knowledge of the occult script. This is no ordinary
    • that the transition from the ancient Atlantean culture to the
    • first post-Atlantean culture was such a vortex. Natural
    • ancient culture vanished, and a new culture arose. The vortex
    • transition took place from the old culture to the new, the
    • cult of the bull Apis. But the transition from Atlantis to
    • experience their essence. While study schools the faculty of
    • knowledge of the occult script takes hold of the will. It is
    • occult script brings magic. It brings direct insight into the
    • many who make use of occult signs, even people like Eliphas
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    • mind that when a cultural phenomenon such as Richard Wagner
    • and other phenomena. When discussing issues, whether cultural
    • cultural phenomenon such as Richard Wagner.
    • but also all spiritual and cultural streams within various
    • root. Whether we go back to the ancient cultures of Greece,
    • everywhere we find primordial cultures where art and science
    • cultivation of wisdom, beauty and religious piety before
    • these became separated and cultivated in different
    • looked back to a very old culture in ancient Greece that
    • physical, would have the courage to take on a cultural
    • represented artists who one-sidedly cultivated the two arts
    • that especially traits in European culture can be traced back
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    • beings find it difficult to transport themselves into such a
    • are now criticized. It is difficult to believe that only very
    • initiate is someone who has attained spiritual faculties by
    • science, another's in the realm of human cultural development
    • cult to be initiated must live according to certain rules and
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    • that ancient culture which developed and flourished in the
    • influences streamed into Greek cultural life, and these did not
    • the further we go back into the cultural life of the East.
    • contemplation of the divine. When the Mystery-culture of the
    • constituted a high stage of culture in the evolution of
    • development of a new culture.
    • This culture is still in its infancy, and the further West we
    • remnants of Eastern culture, still existing for instance in
    • during the course of cosmic development. Our whole culture must
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    • the occultist this question is a double one: For we must
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    • today, as well as the cultural historian know absolutely nothing about
    • way. It was the light-filled age, and his whole cultural life was directed
    • to rely on the mere physical world, including the remaining human cultural
    • It is just as difficult
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
    • difficult to get an understanding in regard to these things with such
    • But it is, of course, terribly difficult to come to an understanding.
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    • days to speak about important but rather difficult aspects of
    • one of the most difficult of questions, the kind of question in
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    • drawing your attention to the full significance and difficulty
    • example demonstrating this difficulty in regard to world
    • thinking precisely in life's most difficult problems, why we
    • certain way if we want to solve the difficult question we have
    • This, of course, is difficult. Yet we are constantly
    • Through Goethe's Faust, German cultural life in a sense
    • conquered the cultural life of other nations too. Even in
    • that it is difficult to form a true, permanent judgment
    • to point out how extremely difficult it is to form a judgment
    • must now ask why that causes us such difficulty. We shall begin
    • Occult Science,
    • An Outline of Occult Science,
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    • look at all the difficulties. For instance, we must
    • difficult to grasp and even more difficult to reconcile.
    • fairly and squarely at the difficulties these problems
    • lectures on all the possible difficulties.
    • (Of Central European Cultural and Spiritual Life),
    • most difficult of human problems, the problem of freedom and
    • difficulties. And those who believe they can solve this problem
    • before they have dealt with all the difficulties in fact
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    • of the way this encounter came about between a culturally
    • culture has produced. Could things have happened the way they
    • Here indeed is a new difficulty, one that can be the starting
    • difficulty. You know, the great Spinoza said that when we look
    • difficult to distinguish one from the other. Where one thing
    • impulses can come in. In the cultural period in which
    • is actually very difficult to have an immediate
    • so extraordinarily difficult to grasp: that with the angels'
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    • without a model is due to their having totally lost the faculty
    • extremely difficult to avoid, and I will point out just one of
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    • AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE by Rudolf Steiner. This
    • the term “occult” science. A description of the
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    • certain reluctance to merge themselves into the cultural
    • our materialistic culture. There is a great difference
    • civilization, to sweep away this culture of capitalistic and
    • these things can be cultivated (however strange that may
    • a position, through his occult experiences, to communicate
    • thrown overboard. We must once more cultivate this making of
    • conceptions. You see when one cultivates such a style today
    • bit difficult to think of.
    • the difficulty of bringing mankind forward will lie: for all
    • from the cultural and economic spheres, that this life of
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    • superphysical worlds, cultivate a deeper understanding for
    • present superficial culture.
    • cultivates imagination. Each one of us must seek his own
    • cultivates the Imagination from which must come the common
    • spiritual culture of the future. An imaginative spiritual
    • culture must be developed in the future. Now we have reached,
    • culture, that spiritual culture which everywhere works
    • a culture with imaginative conceptions. Our culture must be
    • genius should be especially cultivated, out of which should
    • epoch will have to cultivate Intuition. Only under the
    • the imagination must be cultivated in the emancipated
    • characterize what is very difficult to describe. In regard to
    • remark how much the man of every sphere of culture when he is
    • worlds and that must be cultivated if one is to find the way
    • hand, my dear friends, it is extraordinarily difficult to
    • to permeate the whole of the education and culture of the
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    • rising lower classes of the people who both in blood and cultural heritage
    • of the cultural basis and a raising of levels as a whole. But this would
    • difficult, but nothing ought to be too difficult for us and we are meant
    • notion of, that is, a particular faculty of seeing into the nature of
    • in clear outlines what I have just now indicated, that is, man's faculty
    • to think really in abstract concepts, a faculty which the animal certainly
    • most abstract concepts which we men only form with much difficulty,
    • if we do not acquire the faculty for going into the real facts through
    • at developing his faculty for abstraction to an absolute art. In this
    • faculty for being able to form abstract concepts. Where does this take
    • scientist shows up the inner connection between the faculty for abstraction
    • certainly would be were man to develop only a faculty for abstraction),
    • him of sinking back to the animal. When man in primitive culture epochs
    • faculty for abstraction, even though it appears one-sidedly in the various
    • today who with all their faculty for abstraction come so far with this
    • faculty that they get beyond the one sidedness of the present animal
    • difficult concepts, the concepts bearing reality. For it is natural, when
    • own faculties, and he will become so increasingly if he develops only
    • shall learn to see it again when through our faculty of abstraction we
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    • bring men to any extra-ordinary faculty but to a raising og the faculties
    • that are universal and human. Such a raising of universal human faculties
    • is difficult. This, however, may not be striven for in such a way that
    • special faculties for penetrating to the supersensible worlds all striving
    • and its Attainment. He would say: man strives for special faculties
    • virtuous, a facility in other faculties exercised ter man on the external
    • faculties, that is, faculties leading into the super-physical world
    • should be said to exist between the ordinary faculties the faithful
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    • Thus, we may say that man really lacks the faculty for knowledge—and
    • who has conceptions. When, however, he puts this faculty for conceiving,
    • thinking. This is why there is difficulty in understanding my Philosophy
    • as described in my Occult Science, you can follow this evolution
    • Science. It is also naturally the reason for what is still such a difficulty
    • difficult today to create an Anthroposophical Movement so that it will
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    • to an occult reality—our body or the experiences of our body are
    • have referred must be borne in mind. Fundamentally it is not very difficult
    • employs what is grossly material, it is difficult to make any impression
    • not meant as a criticism of the culture and conditions of the times;
    • Men, however, who have remained behind at earlier stages of culture
    • have preserved a great deal of these former cultural stages in which
    • difficulty modern man generally has in getting out of himself where
    • when appearing among people who also belong, let us say, to some occult
    • occult or whatever else they may be; I have never come across in them
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    • when in any other way he is connected with modern culture, will have
    • in such a way that the culture of the civilised world not only was absolutely
    • In the lofty Culture of Greece we see how man tried in pure thought
    • morality as a content. In the culturally advanced pagan religion of
    • But this caused a difficulty to enter into this Jewish religious conception
    • which the pagan religious conception did not have. This difficulty lay
    • nature, from the cosmos, shows us what difficulty exists between the
    • moment pagan and Jewish culture had reached their zenith the force that
    • exhausted. Men were faced with the death of the culture that at the
    • post-Atlantean, the Greco-Latin culture stage, in the north was still
    • the fourth post-Atlantean culture stage, the fifth post-Atlantean culture
    • stage; (cf. R XLVII.) we know that the fourth post-Atlantean culture
    • culture epoch. Take any point of the fourth post-Atlantean culture stage,
    • height this Graeco-Latin culture has come by the time the great—one
    • this Greco-Latin culture, Plato with his raising of the human myth into
    • this old Greco-Latin culture of the fourth post-Atlantean culture period
    • Greece, the northern barbaric culture still had much to pass through
    • friends, in one culture period? You know that if you take 1413 years
    • culture period, 2160 years, a little over 2000 years. This is about
    • the time that passed between Plato and Goethe, a rather long culture
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    • to atavistic clairvoyance the supersensible world. But this faculty,
    • have explained the Mystery of Golgotha to you—it was not the cultured
    • Hebrews, nor the cultured Greeks, nor the cultured Romans, who as I
    • it was the northern barbarians, with their primitive culture, who in
    • culture of the Hebrews nor of the Greeks, nor of the Romans. There He
    • culture consists, in the cultures too of France, Italy, the Balkans,
    • as as there has been progression here, but even behind the culture of
    • all these cultures have been radiated out. Naturally it would be dreadfully
    • prejudiced to believe that what today is Italian culture, Italian civilisation,
    • streaming out of these cultures, what has remained as the womb out of
    • culture, I was permitted to comment upon, whoever does this may say
    • at this Hungary where, you must know, purely Magyar culture has been-supposedly
    • leaven forming the basis of the Magyar culture over which is now simply
    • poured what then in reality was only developed very late as Magyar culture.
    • At the basis of this Magyar culture, however, though perhaps not in
    • this most fruitful of men in his being for all that is spiritual culture.
    • This feeling of cultural isolation, this feeling of his that he was
    • of the word—by a gathering of scholars. In fact the Goethe cult
    • king of all earthly culture. But neither can one get free of the other
    • a great scholar, or even as a man of certain culture, is easy to understand
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    • scientific or occult methods, we can build in ourselves a
    • and cultivate the connection between these worlds and our
    • difficult to imagine, because you have to think, that the very
    • appears as spiritual hearing. This is of course difficult to
    • This feeling is called, in occult science, the feeling of self
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    • notices this is actually not so. Here exactly lie difficulties
    • towards despair in the power of his four faculties and so on;
    • four faculties, gropes towards magic, and so forth. However,
    • point. In this rebellion against the four faculties, this grope
    • occult connection with the threefold human being of body soul
    • There exists for instance in human culture, and Goethe felt it,
    • Occult scientific development had not advanced to such a degree
    • ill during the nineties. This is what made Faust so difficult,
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    • expressed theoretically is that anthroposophic occult science
    • the occult scientific sense self-knowledge in relation to the
    • element we discuss to what could be called “occult
    • scientific” with constant consideration to the occult side.
    • have an opportunity in the occult scientific field to gaze at
    • self-knowledge which could be cultivated and recommended. For
    • which the anthroposophic occult scientist is familiar —
    • even more difficult area of self-knowledge. Although this which
    • I want to immediately link up to occult facts. We all know that
    • how difficult it is in the present human cycle to actually
    • only with difficulty measure the way to his Self, his
    • flowing into the theory of occult science. Opinions and points
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    • building is put before the spiritual culture of the present time may,
    • of note in human culture there have always been two streams flowing
    • be found in the imaginative may be cultivated, the element of vision,
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    • which is here very indistinct. It is, of course, difficult to reproduce
    • of the art of occult investigation. You see, that figure of Christ which
    • like to point out — is very difficult for the paint-brush or chisel
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    • actually only see the ruins of a culture, a spiritual culture
    • Look at many of the societies calling themselves occult, or
    • acquire certain faculties, not only through inner moral
    • faculties of the soul he necessarily has himself, is
    • men did not only possess the faculties leader in ruins; at
    • still higher faculties. when a man of the Egypt-Chaldean
    • culture said ‘Silver’ he did not mean only what
    • faculties, and he meant a certain kind of force-activity
    • taking them in appropriate quantities, to acquire faculties
    • himself moral and spiritual faculties. You will now see that,
    • then guided the ancient culture, of which the wonderful works
    • culture electric force has been put — something by
    • passed through the first seventh part of our culture-period,
    • material culture.
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    • must cultivate a little observation in such matters.
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    • not only as a record of cultural history, but also as an
    • of cultural history. Goethe had been deterred by all that he
    • we did not find Goethe elaborating into a system any occult
    • wholly within the aura of the occult, and knowing that what
    • with the spiritual culture of that time represented by Goethe
    • difficult and harassing. He had to find a way to bring Faust
    • faculties natural to him in life. For that, Helen had to
    • that it has nobody, but faculties similar to those of the
    • this, Goethe comes very near true Occultism, that through
    • Occultism of which I have often spoken, from which we are led
    • one-sided cultivation of the principles of Christianity leads
    • understood, for that is precisely where the difficulties
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    • acquainted with the more subtle distinctions of occult
    • it was out of this impulse that the culture of ancient Greece
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    • “Occult Science”.
    • “Occult Science”
    • exceptional for his own life from the culture of the south
    • — the culture of Italy. And if we follow up what he
    • particularly difficult for Goethe to approach the question:
    • the culture of the North, were not sufficiently pliant and
    • and to acquire Greek culture. Had Goethe been asked to state
    • correct significance. That is why it is so difficult to come
    • “Occult Science”;
    • “Occult Science”
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    • forces and faculties for knowledge different from any of
    • not particularly difficult to have this experience. If you
    • extraordinarily difficult to give a clear interpretation of
    • its Culture,
    • evil approached the concept of ugliness. That is difficult
    • culture, must fearlessly expose himself to the forces of
    • Occult Science
    • faculty, the forces, that are of importance. When we look at
    • think over what you know from Occult Science namely, that the
    • many occult schools of the present day — then you have
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    • cultivate a sound natural science, we then have the impulse
    • cultivated at all in be sense of modern thinking without
    • by cultivating spiritual Science aright, something that is at
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    • with his contemporary culture, in which thee were still
    • most difficult circumstances about two years before his
    • be developed to the demonic, should the critical faculty of
    • represent that world, how difficult it is to put before man
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    • development of mankind culture has been brought to such a
    • realise how difficult it is to come to the real man. we might
    • the field of human culture, a new tree must be planted. It
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    • difficult, something where you have to renounce things. —
    • last awakening. Without any difficulty people simply leave out
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    • the five cultural epochs - the Indian, Persian,
    • Chaldean-Egyptian-Judaic, the Greek-Roman and Germanic cultural
    • the cultural epochs continued. In the cultural epoch of
    • more we approach the later cultural epochs, the more the veil
    • cultural epoch onwards, a particular form of proclamation was
    • with all the occult arts of the Egyptian Initiates, was Moses;
    • later in the oriental culture symbols and images of God
    • During the Persian cultural epoch however, the students of
    • idols came at a much later time. The ancient Persian culture
    • we come to the third cultural epoch which we encounter mainly
    • what the Egyptian cultural leaders said to the people: when you
    • Persian culture in images of an astral presence, and in the
    • Egyptian culture, now single and alone beneath the non-sensory
    • culture made the supersensible clear to their people was
    • Let's place ourselves once more in the Egyptian culture. Much
    • of culture. Don't believe that these orders were given as they
    • in ancient India, out of the ether body in the Persian culture,
    • occult image. This has to be thought about or otherwise no real
    • an occult and medicinal indication. “If you acknowledge
    • in the genuine occult sense, when the human being forms the
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    • spiritual knowledge. Occult science offers us quite a different
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    • life it is fraught with difficulties, and that the statements I
    • striving towards the raising of human faculty.
    • faculties will make themselves apparent.”
    • applies occult methods of investigation this incapacity ceases,
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    • of an ancient background of culture they rather lived in the
    • education at that time. All culture and education — all
    • the beginning, and was still difficult. Man was still conscious
    • European culture. It is here to this day; and in the things
    • cultivated in the Anthroposophical Movement. Today, my dear
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    • propitious emerge from the period of grave difficulty through which
    • were able to realise their full significance. It is difficult to find
    • the Spirit. However glibly people may talk in these difficult
    • to lie fallow in the culture which has been developing since the
    • treasure in this culture, but it lies fallow.
    • In vivid contrast to this there is the purely materialistic culture of
    • the West, of Europe and America. This materialistic culture and its
    • hidden in European and American culture — the Spirit from which
    • periods of culture, for instance to the culture of ancient Egypt, when
    • scientific view of the world and technical culture no longer help him
    • heights of culture to which the West has risen since the middle of the
    • indeed, that during earthly life man can unfold a certain faculty of
    • Ego-conscious-ness, a faculty for self-contemplation, unfolds.
    • agriculture — husbandmen. This was the third calling in ancient
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    • And so throughout our life, by means of what we cultivate over and
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    • certain respect also to the life of feeling. The faculty of thinking
    • feeling. Our thinking faculty per se comes with us at birth
    • upon the cultivation of his intellect. True, much that the child
    • if we fail to cultivate in him the right kind of feeling and. will.
    • The faculty of thinking which we bring with us at birth, comes to an
    • cultivate through feeling and will — which is nevertheless
    • take with us through the Gate of Death. In our present very difficult
    • culture of the West. And at the same time when this repression of the
    • faculties arising from their particular bodily constitution, they gave
    • revelations concerning the spiritual worlds. These faculties were a
    • way the languishing Latin culture is stimulated and imbued with life.
    • and endows him with certain faculties which are important from the
    • longer be difficult.
    • form of culture.
    • actually speaking of the decline of culture, of something that is of
    • The influence of a new stream of spiritual culture is profoundly
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    • country pastor. But it proved difficult. It was hard for him to
    • into all the intellectual life, so that all cultural activity
    • freely cultivate his spiritual aspirations; and it was intolerable
    • illustrate this self-renewing faculty of the Ego, how all mental
    • faculty within himself; and when he was attempting to illustrate
    • at first receiving any culture other than that which belongs to the
    • spirit through difficult phases; this spirit — whose ideal it
    • the back of all these difficulties we find a deep-seated incapacity
    • that it is not so difficult for an idealist such as
    • and the result was sometimes to place Fichte in difficult situations.
    • of universal culture.”
    • cultivation of the soul, not merely good but great men.
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    • their body or their larynx. Thus they cultivate art in a materialistic
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    • against mere familiarity with it, can only come when its occult
    • civilization really know of Eastern culture before it became
    • obvious. The difficulty for him lies rather in being able to lift
    • life. A God, Krishna, must make our civilization and culture
    • but that stands infinitely nearer to Western culture. Here in the West we
    • says on immortality to be spoken by a man of great culture, depth
    • correct logical demonstrations. If any highly educated and cultured
    • understanding for the Socratic culture. We only grasp Western
    • Arjuna. So there is much in the occult wisdom on which the
    • contradictions in life that the occult mysteries unveil themselves to
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    • MORE deeply we penetrate into the occult records of the
    • various ages and peoples, that is to say, into the truly occult
    • occult record it becomes ever clearer that it is really most
    • artistic beauty at the foundation of these occult records. I could
    • and the deep occult truths that it contains.
    • indication of deep occult truth. Anyone who finds the way, by
    • with tremendous force when we enter the occult worlds. Then we
    • stages of occult development, to entering the spiritual worlds. It is
    • occult training. Such a person must be prepared so that he may
    • starting-point for occult life must take place in far deeper layers
    • what it means to be ripe for occult development: To be able to
    • occult development must widen the circle of his interests beyond his
    • occult development.
    • preparation in our age for a true occult development. Let those who
    • scoff if they will! One who would prepare himself for an occult
    • through the study of anthroposophy, which leads even without occult
    • training to an understanding of occult truths, then he is being
    • rightly prepared for an occult path.
    • beginning of occult experience. With wonderful truth the
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    • to help him in entering the occult worlds, must therefore be
    • occultist should do so — that we shall gradually begin to
    • describe to you what may be called the occult development of
    • go even one step into the spiritual worlds. Sometimes it is difficult
    • occultism. For example, they become vegetarians. In spite of all
    • occult development, we have really gone through such experiences in
    • this self behind. That, however, is a difficult thing to do
    • the statement that Arjuna had done occult exercises. In fact he had
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    • soul by the experiences we gain through occult exercises such as I
    • human soul to intensify its self-consciousness by such occult
    • clairvoyance. This is also a faculty man does not really need for his
    • is. Apart from that I still have another faculty, a clairvoyant power
    • right occult exercises.
    • we must always forestall objections that the true occultist is well
    • present-day man to want to undertake occult exercises at all? Why
    • world of the senses. Thus he is driven to cultivate something
    • take up occult exercises. We would not say man has an inward longing
    • a spiritual culture. Otherwise we shall be overcome by
    • Their arguments against what the occultist has to say are plausible
    • enough. The occultist himself knows how easily such objections are
    • the physical world. So it is yet more difficult to describe than the
    • culture of today, attacked them with all sorts of insinuations. In
    • appeared as a result of occult research, namely, that at the
    • This is true also of those occultists who are conscious only as far
    • occult exercises we are best able to enter this realm if we pay
    • occultist who would set himself to making as few judgments as
    • condition in which the facts can meet him. The more a man cultivates
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    • the occult basis of these transitions from one age to another, where
    • Here we have the occult physiological foundation of the matter.
    • we know that certain occult forces are at work behind his forehead,
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    • REALLY is exceedingly difficult in our Western civilization to
    • most difficult in our time to gain a true judgment about the great
    • doing so we do not use our ordinary intellect, but a higher faculty
    • to the next as we penetrate on and on into the realms of occult
    • the deep occult truths contained in it? When we take up the ninth and
    • thing — a peculiar difficulty in imagining and bringing to life
    • directly out of the occult depths of life. If we are to understand
    • be attained except in occult vision or in reverent devotion —
    • are able to do by means of what is given, for example, in our occult
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    • things being equal, it can believe in itself. With the faculty of
    • faculty that raises him above animals. Logically, that is. But even
    • other forces of nature. We are here approaching a difficult subject,
    • will find it difficult to imagine this “less than nothing.”
    • show what difficulties external science has and must have in getting
    • Occult Science
    • they are directly and immediately given to occult vision. Only
    • historical research, but from the beginning it was an occult fact.
    • see in this how the science of man will have to work into the occult
    • when we make ourselves acquainted with occult facts that we have a
    • with all the faculties of our soul. Then we shall ourselves become
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    • our own without much difficulty. It is also natural that those who
    • enter the general development of mankind will remain occult knowledge
    • a superficial Western culture is in relation to what has already been given
    • misunderstanding grafted onto another misunderstanding. So difficult
    • difficult of access the
    • spiritual faculty, the same keenness of perception they had when they
    • was striving as we do today in our occult education, aimed for
    • something quite different. When we today go through our occult
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    • entered we may call the Jesus-path if we would speak in an occult
    • occult dilettantism as to keep on declaiming the equality of all
    • present-day occultism must try to throw light on the different
    • together form a unity. If one tries with this truly modern occultism
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    • upon certain difficulties which may arise in living together with
    • which accompanies the faculty of rising above personal opinions and
    • disposal. That is why it is so difficult at this point to distinguish
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    • cultivated as a real and immediate experience, first in the Mysteries
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    • Zarathustra that men were able to absorb into their occult knowledge
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    • Now it is extraordinarily difficult to speak in ideas and concepts
    • of the fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch must be connected with the
    • which occult sight reports: That is dead — so dead that there
    • Once in ancient times men's souls possessed a certain faculty of
    • (“justly” is here used in an occult sense) all the
    • Sicilian soil and have occult sight, we are aware of the Akashic
    • known in occultism and in legend as Calot bobot.
    • beings in whose souls there were occult forces, the one known to
    • occultists as the worst of all was between Klingsor and Iblis, the
    • proportion as these things increase, the human faculty of judgment
    • know the Mysteries through occult sight. And they should be most
    • difficult. Someone tries to acquire self-knowledge, but even if he is
    • knowledge and the pursuit of knowledge? The difficulties of the inner
    • is brought to the Consciousness Soul from out of occult knowledge. By
    • wounded in body and soul, and Parsifal, whose task is to cultivate the
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    • VII. OCCULTISM AND THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN
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    • interest in the occult was profound. He had written
    • related to the occult, Schuré advised the young Marie von
    • occultism should always remain connected. In 1909 the first
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    • found no difficulty at all. By a process of involuntary and
    • More clearly than any other occultist, Rudolf Steiner has seen the profound
    • pre-Christian times, man was universally endowed with a faculty of
    • outstanding faculty and his chief mode of cognition, but his
    • perception of higher worlds was confused and chaotic. This faculty
    • place between these two outstanding faculties: sensibility and
    • faculties of intelligence. But in our day, when pure reason has hunted
    • dualism, to cultivate ideas capable of reconciling the two
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture I: The Birth of the Intellect and the Mission of Christianity
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    • It is only of recent times that the truths of occultism have been the
    • period. Occult truths are beginning to be disclosed to the public. In
    • In the Middle Ages, occult truths were known in the Rosicrucian
    • the new development of man's intellectual faculties, of the Ego. There
    • is a temporary eclipse of the astral faculties of vision and the power
    • of reading directly in the astral and spiritual world — faculties
    • Let us now turn to Christianity. The brotherhood of man and the cult
    • very essence of all religion, of all cults, of all science.
    • faculties unite once more and become dynamic through the power of the
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture II: The Mission of Manicheism
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    • The difference between Occult Brotherhoods before and after
    • was to form and mould the future. Occult science is not abstract and
    • Christian occultism is derived from the Manicheans whose founder,
    • the brow is lacking. Occultism, knowing that physical man is but an
    • time. Occult prophecies have always preceded authentic history.
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    • One of the fundamental tenets of occultism, founded on the law of
    • occult properties, known to the Druids who spoke of it as the most
    • The occultist sees in the man of today a being in the full swing of
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    • the verses of the Lord's Prayer in backward order. Occultism teaches
    • A law known to occultism is that with every new stage of evolution, an
    • element from the past makes its appearance. Ancient faculties,
    • which makes the dough rise. Man's present faculty of dreaming will
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    • Before embarking on this subject, we must realise that since occultism
    • given rise to mistaken ideas as to the real goal of occult science. It
    • error, contradicted by the science and practice of occultism.
    • Occultism does not disdain reality but seeks rather to understand and
    • instrument of the Spirit. Occultism is not a science which
    • secrecy by Occult Brotherhoods. A man had to belong to one of these
    • Brotherhoods before he could learn even the elements of occult
    • faculties and these in turn influence the spiritual and divine form of
    • The wisdom was occult doctrine but it bore the permanent and personal
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    • is good and necessary but has nothing directly to do with occult
    • The task of the occultist, of the true Initiate, is to change the
    • happy, equally sad. The occultist must bear the deepest joy and the
    • Second degree: the hidden Scholar, or the Occultist.
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    • Occultism has quite another conception of the Gospel of St. John.
    • the Rosicrucians. All were engaged in practical occultism and looked
    • magical power — a fact well known to occultists. By repeating these
    • Christ. To this the occultist will reply: ‘If there were no eye
    • Such is the profound background of the cult of Bacchus, the God of
    • common with the Rosicrucians, the occultist of our day teaches of the
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture VIII: The Christian Mystery
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    • In certain respects the Christian initiation is more difficult of
    • renders initiation more difficult. That is why the Christian masters
    • of root and stem. What faculty was it that enabled Goethe to make these
    • rather the power of a momentary dissociation of three faculties which,
    • in man, are united: the faculties of willing, feeling and thinking.
    • faculties without the possibility of their re-union by dint of the
    • Earth, or in the words of oriental occultism the cessation of the
    • disciple must cultivate the idea that in the sum-total of things, his
    • hammer. At this stage the disciple is conscious of the occult powers
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    • of which occultism speaks are as follows: —
    • with occult truths. If science would accept the truths of
    • occultism — merely as hypotheses to begin with — the very world would
    • It is for this reason that the Occult Brotherhoods decided to
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    • The occultist will never dream of imposing dogmas. He is one who tells
    • faculty of perception. Why are eight stages mentioned? Because the
    • seer knows that the faculties which may be transmuted into organs of
    • The astral organs of perception are called in occultism, the
    • balance of the faculties, optimism which enables a man always to see
    • religions. Divine wisdom speaks through the rites and cults which have
    • Initiate gives the foundations upon which the ritual of the outer cult
    • these same forces can be transformed into clairvoyant faculties. Here
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XI: The Devachanic World (Heaven)
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    • When the master in occultism has reached the point of conscious
    • cults of the Egyptian Apis or the Mithras Bull in Persia. 2,160 years
    • occultist knows that the flora and fauna of Earth are shaped by forces
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    • Christians, the spiritual world of the occultists.
    • of training, the Initiate acquires, one by one, the faculties
    • world proper. This path was known to all the occult schools and even
    • occult script of the stars and the Initiate experiences the primal
    • develop what is always expressed in occultism by a female figure.
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    • Occult science leads us back beyond this Stone Age to the epoch of
    • possessed another faculty — a mighty power of will. Today, man
    • instinctively, without the help of intellect and the faculties of
    • the faculty of reflective thought and calculation unfolded in the men
    • of articulate sounds can only be a faculty of beings who stand
    • feelings of attraction or repulsion. He had no reasoning faculty and
    • occultism by these three signs: —
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    • In higher Devachan, beyond the fourth degree, referred to in occultism
    • faculties of thinking and feeling, a man becomes as pure and free from
    • A consciousness which repeats the third stage but retains the acquired quality of objectivity. Images have definite colours and are realised as being quite distinct from the perceiver. The subjective sense of attraction or repulsion vanishes. In this new imaginative consciousness, the faculty of reason that has been acquired in the physical world retains its own powers.
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    • have a physical body. When the occultist speaks of the mineral
    • organism is unable really to behold life. The occultist, on the other
    • is said in occult writings that the first Teachers of men were the
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XVI: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Human Will
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    • man and animal. Thus occult knowledge reveals the forces that are at
    • At this time of evolution everything was pure solar life. Occultism
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    • spoken of outside the ranks of Occult Brotherhoods. Only in our age is
    • The mystery of Divine Bliss. (This mystery is the most occult).
    • in all true occult brotherhoods — namely that each individual
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    • public. But it was practised in the Middle Ages, in the occult schools
    • Occultism in general is not concerned with the history of a single
    • evolution as a whole. True, occultism is at pains to discover the
    • beginning of Aryan culture.
    • a later transformation of the Graeco-Roman culture, brought about by
    • difficult task which is reaching its culminating point in our own day,
    • Occult Science and the Mysteries of antiquity. But in the sixth epoch,
  • Title: First Lecture: The Gospel of St. John
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    • with divine powers, with occult powers. He has healed the
    • occult language one describes what this ego inhabits —
    • occult language this union with the higher world is called
    • union. This can happen after three days. This is the occult
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    • initiation. Those who know other forms of occult training and
    • body, astral body and ego. What happens occultly, when a
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    • meaning on the gospel, but that by means of occult teaching
    • practised in the Persian Mithras cult. It was a form of
    • initiation that was cultivated in the whole of Asia Minor, in
    • possible to go through these stages even in the hidden cultic
    • second grade was that of the “Occult One”. This
    • important occult secrets.
    • so developed the occult life in himself that he could
    • represent the occult not only with words but with deeds.
    • the expression, “The Occult One”. What is a human
    • initiate of the second grade, an “Occult One”,
    • community; he made their interests his own. The occult entity
    • and where one also speaks in occult language. Then it is
    • and Jesus himself with them. What does this mean? In occult
    • intellectually, is difficult for the man of today to grasp
    • force of water in its occult sense.
    • one who has awakened his higher self, who governs the occult
    • forces of air. Jesus is the one who governs the occult forces
    • transfiguration seen occultly. If somebody goes through the
    • or to grow faster. He would have to acquire occult power, to
  • Title: At the Gates: Contents
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    • Post-Atlantean Culture Epochs
    • Occult Development
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    • knowledge of it was confined to circles of Initiates, to occult
    • of humanity owe their origin to impulses issuing from occultism. For
    • great treasure of occult knowledge of all ages to be made accessible
    • The purpose of occult
    • in these lectures will be from the standpoint of practical occultism;
    • senses have this faculty. These higher senses are no more than a higher
    • faculties as well. He can feel pleasure and pain, which the plant cannot
    • lowest level of culture. Actually there is nothing there but an empty
    • That is the most difficult task of all. In order to have an effect upon
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    • is certainly one of the most cultured of her compatriots. She has studied
    • long will it take me to achieve this faculty of spiritual sight? To
    • to find a foundation for it, difficult.” But without a true
    • In occultism there is
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    • person's faculty of memory will be. While the etheric body is firmly
    • uneducated people it dissolves slowly; with cultivated people it
    • for example. But the material culture of modern times had to come, and
    • part behind. With savages and uncultivated people, a large part of the
    • difficulties to face if, when he is about to reincarnate, he finds his
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    • reading, writing, and so on. Opportunities for the cultivation and
    • in Devachan between death and a new birth. Occultism has always recognised
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture V: Human Tasks in the Higher Worlds
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    • and though it is difficult to give an idea of the bliss that goes with
    • returns to a new birth, and he will then face a difficult destiny. It
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • difficult after this age. It is at this time also that a feeling for
    • faculties so early. Our age sins greatly in this respect. Care must
    • cultural task for Theosophy opens up.
    • difficulties and asked a friend to lend him a thousand marks to help
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    • before you any speculations or theories. I shall limit myself, as occultism
    • we can work for our next life: and in occult schools this is done with
    • ago the occult teacher had a quite different task. He had to concern
    • and more individual and independent; the occult teacher can no longer
    • was this that gave occult leaders their great power.
    • fourth stage: that of the occultist, who can once more understand
    • illness would never have appeared. The occult teacher knows that if this
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • does occult science have to say about the origin of conscience?
    • is based on occult experience, and from it you can learn the mission
    • The extreme difficulty
    • rather more difficult. The shell of a snail or mussel is secreted out
    • From individual instances known to occult science we may come to the
    • An example known to occult
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    • time it was a planet called, in occult science, Saturn. Altogether there
    • Form-conditions, expressed as 777 in occult script. In that script, 7 in
    • The old occult science
    • in the blood. In fact, according to occult science the Earth is indebted
    • to it. Hence in occult science the terms Mars and Mercury
    • These seven stages of the Earth, as recorded in occult science, are
    • days of the week reflect the occult doctrine of the passage of the Earth
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    • as it then was, is called “water” in occult science.
    • day and night. When we read the Bible in the light of occult science,
    • each single human ancestor. And now a new faculty appeared: each human
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    • Lecture XI: The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs
    • POST-ATLANTEAN CULTURE-EPOCHS
    • Indian culture. No poetry or tradition tells us about this it is known
    • only through what has been handed down orally in the occult schools.
    • culture originated from the clear purpose of Manu. Long before the time
    • of Zarathustra, Persia had an ancient culture, of which only an oral
    • bearer of Graeco-Roman culture, was no longer directly influenced by
    • Manu, but came under the influence of other cultures. It had a different
    • plane from within. Only our own culture has gone so far as to operate
    • caves, while other faculties develop more powerfully, so do we find the
    • senses; if one faculty develops, another must fade away. The gift of
    • live with them. Modern humanity has cultivated individual freedom. From
    • is not achieved, all talk of occult development is empty.
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    • Lecture XII: Occult Development
    • OCCULT DEVELOPMENT
    • anyone who aspires to occult development must among other things get
    • is it for me to hear about occult things from others when I cannot see
    • occult development: the Eastern, the Christian-Gnostic and the
    • teacher. What, then, happens to a man who enters on occult development?
    • over into dreams. This is a very important bridge to higher occult
    • the reason is that to anyone who is occultly developed the wisdom of
    • lotus-flowers. When a man enters on occult development, he is thus really
    • occult principle. Most people today lead lives devoid of any regular
    • be exposed in the course of his occult development by the withdrawal
    • occult path will have to do this. Thus he should, for example, do certain
    • or his artistic sensibility can never go through occult development.
    • comes faith, which in its occult sense implies something rather different
    • from its ordinary meaning. During occult development you must never
    • The occultist must do this quite consciously. For instance, if someone
    • The occultist must always leave a way open to believe. He must go so
    • in a glass of water. Occult development sets going a process rather
    • all manner of excesses. Thus a man who has embarked on occult development,
    • but has not taken care to cultivate moral qualities, may manifest certain
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    • by outlining the three methods of occult development: the Eastern, the
    • say that no occult school sees in its teaching and requirements anything
    • occult training. You can, for instance, be a very good Christian and
    • without undergoing a Christian occult training. It goes without saying
    • any occult training.
    • even of a flea, impedes occult development. Whether someone is obliged
    • money. In the occult sense you will be responsible for it, and the events
    • consideration if you are entering on a path of occult development.
    • are chiefly applied, a problem is solved which causes many difficulties
    • very elementary ideas about them; a more highly cultured man will have
    • the highest wisdom. No culture is possible without such formal observances;
    • culture must embody a certain pattern which will give expression to
    • in occult development? You can find the answer in the injunctions not
    • to kill and not to injure any living creature. The occult teacher says:
    • no further use of. The occult teacher is concerned to alter this. If there
    • change in the future, and since anyone who is undergoing occult training
    • occult schools, where it was called the finding of the Stone of the
    • to the nineteenth century a good deal of information about occult
    • Anyone undergoing occult
    • occultist knows that breath imbued with rhythm is life-promoting and
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    • occult schools came to higher knowledge.