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  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • and so on. It is, however, extraordinarily difficult to speak about
    • which indeed everything is derived with which we have to deal at such
    • secret circles, right into the nineteenth century. They have even been
    • events. The primeval heathen or pagan wisdom in its totality was not
    • weighty fact, through an event which took place far over in Asia at
    • the Event of Golgotha an incarnation of the super-sensible Christ Being
    • extraordinarily difficult to follow up, even with the science of
    • beginning of the third pre-Christian millennium. It is revealed to the
    • has been achieved, was the origin of the widely extended ancient
    • There was still an after-effect, even in Grecian times, of the
    • even in the culture of Greece.
    • trend of modern theology. Of the super-sensible element of the Event of
    • gradually into the soul. On the other hand, however, another impulse,
    • Luciferic preponderated in certain currents of cultural development of
    • cosmos in the Egyptian age, let us say, and even in the time of
    • earth is robbed of spirit, robbed of soul, even of life. It is a great
    • undoubtedly just the one to value the achievements of a
    • What this means is only revealed to one who is able to grasp man in
    • what a man will believe in the time from waking in the morning till
    • theories, we even endeavour to create a kind of astronomy for the
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    • and so on. It is, however, extraordinarily difficult to speak about
    • which indeed everything is derived with which we have to deal at such
    • secret circles, right into the nineteenth century. They have even been
    • events. The primeval heathen or pagan wisdom in its totality was not
    • weighty fact, through an event which took place far over in Asia at
    • the Event of Golgotha an incarnation of the super-sensible Christ Being
    • extraordinarily difficult to follow up, even with the science of
    • beginning of the third pre-Christian millennium. It is revealed to the
    • has been achieved, was the origin of the widely extended ancient
    • There was still an after-effect, even in Grecian times, of the
    • even in the culture of Greece.
    • trend of modern theology. Of the super-sensible element of the Event of
    • gradually into the soul. On the other hand, however, another impulse,
    • Luciferic preponderated in certain currents of cultural development of
    • cosmos in the Egyptian age, let us say, and even in the time of
    • earth is robbed of spirit, robbed of soul, even of life. It is a great
    • undoubtedly just the one to value the achievements of a
    • What this means is only revealed to one who is able to grasp man in
    • what a man will believe in the time from waking in the morning till
    • theories, we even endeavour to create a kind of astronomy for the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • “Nothing has ever been said that is not in utmost degree the purest
    • result of developing Anthroposophy ... Whoever reads this privately
    • be necessary, however, to put up with the fact that erroneous matter
    • development. I alluded to how, in very ancient times, speech was
    • constituted the actual transition from everything belonging to Greece
    • lived in the people of Greece developed within mankind more or less
    • like a cultural dream which men approach through their own revelations
    • alphabet, did not express what was related to external events,
    • to external objects, and forgotten was all that can be revealed to Man
    • forgotten; the sentence through which the divine revealed its own
    • could perhaps say that every true poem, the humblest as well as the
    • times when cosmic being still revealed itself in the inner organism of
    • never recognized at all by ordinary consciousness; it recognizes only
    • subconscious. But as the child develops, forces press upwards within
    • the periphery, the palate, the tongue, the lips and everything that
    • can be seen. However at a distance all the trees resolve into a single
    • Everything that is formed as inward sound, in the most manifold way,
    • the universe. Everywhere it is necessary to go back to what, as
    • everything out of which Man builds himself up as a phenomenon, as pure
    • the heavens revealed through their fixed stars and through the planets
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  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • “Nothing has ever been said that is not in utmost degree the purest
    • result of developing Anthroposophy ... Whoever reads this privately
    • be necessary, however, to put up with the fact that erroneous matter
    • development. I alluded to how, in very ancient times, speech was
    • constituted the actual transition from everything belonging to Greece
    • lived in the people of Greece developed within mankind more or less
    • like a cultural dream which men approach through their own revelations
    • alphabet, did not express what was related to external events,
    • to external objects, and forgotten was all that can be revealed to Man
    • forgotten; the sentence through which the divine revealed its own
    • could perhaps say that every true poem, the humblest as well as the
    • times when cosmic being still revealed itself in the inner organism of
    • never recognized at all by ordinary consciousness; it recognizes only
    • subconscious. But as the child develops, forces press upwards within
    • the periphery, the palate, the tongue, the lips and everything that
    • can be seen. However at a distance all the trees resolve into a single
    • Everything that is formed as inward sound, in the most manifold way,
    • the universe. Everywhere it is necessary to go back to what, as
    • everything out of which Man builds himself up as a phenomenon, as pure
    • the heavens revealed through their fixed stars and through the planets
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • evening's talk; I am to speak on the relationship of spiritual science
    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • the steps we must now take in mankind's development if further
    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • keeping with the methods of natural science. However, it must
    • science can accept the premises of spiritual science. However, as long
    • adhered to at all costs.” Well, monism can't keep even chemists from
    • These methods, however, cannot be applied in laboratories or
    • and who we are. We would lose everything that makes us human. Our
    • memory, which has possessed inner coherence ever since early
    • to the body, it will never be possible to say that memory is bound to
    • the body at all. I am just calling this to your attention. Even the
    • How do memory and the power of recall actually confront us? Events
    • long past enter our soul as images. Although the events themselves may
    • are pale. However, they are closely connected with the integrity of
    • This evening I have only a short hour to speak, so I'll just be able
    • upon the concentration of thinking, begin just where our everyday
    • turn our attention away from everything external, concentrating on a
    • What I've just explained cannot be achieved all at once. Most people,
    • even those who are not distracted by the demands of daily life, have
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • evening's talk; I am to speak on the relationship of spiritual science
    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • the steps we must now take in mankind's development if further
    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • keeping with the methods of natural science. However, it must
    • science can accept the premises of spiritual science. However, as long
    • adhered to at all costs.” Well, monism can't keep even chemists from
    • These methods, however, cannot be applied in laboratories or
    • and who we are. We would lose everything that makes us human. Our
    • memory, which has possessed inner coherence ever since early
    • to the body, it will never be possible to say that memory is bound to
    • the body at all. I am just calling this to your attention. Even the
    • How do memory and the power of recall actually confront us? Events
    • long past enter our soul as images. Although the events themselves may
    • are pale. However, they are closely connected with the integrity of
    • This evening I have only a short hour to speak, so I'll just be able
    • upon the concentration of thinking, begin just where our everyday
    • turn our attention away from everything external, concentrating on a
    • What I've just explained cannot be achieved all at once. Most people,
    • even those who are not distracted by the demands of daily life, have
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  • Title: Note: Bhagavad Gita and the Epistles of St. Paul
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    • rewarded in the stupendous revelation opened out, to him at the close.
    • spiritual development in itself. It was the first course given to the
  • 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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    • of a new name may nevertheless remind us of the earnestness and
    • what it was even a comparatively short time ago, but it is just that
    • spiritual life. However great and powerful and mighty much in the
    • philosophers and artists in every domain. For if we wish rightly to
    • into spiritual development, gradually absorbing the Greek and uniting
    • life, and even takes the form of a certain religious opposition in the
    • everywhere Greek ideas and conceptions, especially about nature,
    • influence, but this does not go back beyond the Greek age. In every
    • every soul down to the simplest, a spiritual life is spread abroad and
    • contents; and it should never be forgotten that such a thoughtful
    • said that it was the most profoundly philosophical poem that had ever
    • East which ever proclaim Eastern thoughts and feelings from this or
    • earliest Vedas and which developed further in the later Vedantic
    • expression or imprint of this self of his; that man can develop, and
    • that his development will draw up the depths of the actual self more
    • and to which he must develop himself. When man some day attains to
    • spiritual Self of the World. Spiritually one breathes it in with every
    • It is a pluralistic philosophy. The several souls mentioned
    • individual soul carrying on its development in the world enclosed
    • primeval spiritual flow, which, growing ever denser and denser,
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  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture II: The basis of knowledge of the Gita, the Veda, Sankhya, Yoga.
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    • must develop in the course of time. Their admiration is aroused for
    • Hence the older form of theosophical development (to which we have now
    • call Spirit-Man. Even when man, as a being, has risen to the stage of
    • everyday life today we have to distinguish between that which is our
    • terminology, we call Spirit-Man. That, however, which will some day
    • eventually evolve is always there, in the great universe. The
    • developed. To the man of today this highest form has not come into
    • also tells us that man will only develop Budhi in normal life at a
    • Here we must admit that perhaps a little unevenness arises as regards
    • particular province of that world. Now even our ordinary language
    • undividedness whenever we make use of any one sense-impression. We may
    • as opposed to the several senses which we direct to the different
    • into substance develops, as a later production of form, out of
    • inverted path. If we look at the development of our knowledge, we must
    • form in the pineal gland, did it, develop — that is to say,
    • existence of the external world and develops a thirst for this
    • basis of this whole evolution there is to be found, in every plant a
    • development starting from above and going downwards, which comes from
    • forms and principles already reveal themselves as Manas in his present
    • development; the separate organs of sense reveal themselves
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  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture III: The union of the three streams in the Christ Impulse, the Teaching of Krishna.
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    • level spiritually than Sankhya philosophy we may say that even in our
    • effects of Sankhya philosophy. This will, however, only be felt by one
    • world phenomena; it would be like losing everything of value to one's
    • Then again let us take the case of a soul seeking development in a
    • came into existence? I want to find out everything in my own self; I
    • will advance myself by developing my own powers.” Such a person
    • everywhere in contact with the world-phenomena, he may perhaps say:
    • background of such great revelations, such great world-philosophies as
    • soul-development consists in the so-called “justification by
    • we look at things in this way do we see the might of such revelations
    • Now these two revelations to humanity, the Bhagavad Gita and the
    • and this external difference acts upon the soul in every part of these
    • great and powerful; because from every verse it radiates forth to us
    • the great nobility of the human soul; because in everything spoken
    • which lifts us above everyday human experiences, above all passions,
    • above everything emotional which may disturb the soul. We are
    • if we allow even one part of the Gita to work upon us; and by reading
    • different. The sublimity of the poetical language is lacking, even the
    • not, because in every sentence one hears a Pauline note. We cannot in
    • about a man — as everyone will admit — by hearing that he is
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  • 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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    • they are even choleric, sometimes stormy. If we allow the manner in
    • perfection of expression, revealed poetically and yet so
    • nevertheless true that that which relates to Christianity in the
    • Epistles of St. Paul is the keynote for its development, just as the
    • Epistles. Everything in them refers to Christianity, as everything in
    • makes a comparison of these two spiritual revelations extremely
    • the plant with its beautiful, fully-developed blossom, I see that it
    • fully-developed plant and a quite undeveloped seed; and thus it is if
    • possibility of developing itself. Development of an individual
    • outside, he had to look for it coming to him as a revelation from
    • brilliant, the more impulsive was the revelation from without. We may
    • revelation came to mankind like sunshine falling upon an object from
    • the evolution of mankind? As regards the revelation of the spirit, it
    • eighth or seventh century before the Mystery of Golgotha, all human
    • spiritual revelations, still belongs to the Sattva condition —
    • a deadening, as it were, of external revelation. How was mankind
    • into another condition. He had so to say his everyday condition, in
    • business. It would never have occurred to him to make use of these
    • an everyday body, and within that everyday body his finer spiritual
    • everyday body he did his everyday work, and with his Sunday body
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  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture V: The spiritual nature of Maya. Krishna - the Light-Halo of Christ. The Risen One.
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    • even in our day. The scientific teaching of
    • for instance, although everyone can procure it in printed form, is really a
    • great and mighty revelations about the evolution of man's own inner
    • found the way back to the original revelations and experiences of
    • This is not the ease with the revelation given to the world through
    • passage which may certainly be compared in greatness, even in artistic
    • find quite a different tone, we find everything spoken from quite a
    • himself could not understand at all. Thus revelations from the
    • gifts everything he is able to reveal by their means is under all
    • circumstances a revelation from the spiritual world, yet it may,
    • nevertheless, be the case that one man may say this and another that,
    • revelations do not correspond. Complete harmony can only be found when
    • different way-with the revelations of the Gita. He says (1 Cor. xii.
    • in all these forces. But to every man is given the manifestation of
    • Corinthians, “are the Body of Christ, and are severally the
    • administration of the community, and a seventh He set aside to speak
    • in one individual as the life-force in every one of his limbs, and yet
    • powerful words: “Nevertheless I will show you,” says he,
    • reveal all secrets and communicate all the knowledge in the world, and
    • not love, it would all be nothing. And if I distributed every
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • development of subjects we are studying at the present time. We have
    • the being is taken into consideration. No account whatever is taken of
    • delicately organized. As soon, however, as we begin to speak of the
    • the skin from what is outside it. Even this, however, is only
    • is related to the earth as a whole. Nevertheless it is possible,
    • demarcated from the environment. Whatever is fluid in any area of
    • This is even more emphatically the case when we come to consider the
    • atmosphere and then withdraws again into the atmosphere. Whenever we
    • process takes place whenever we breathe out. Our aeriform organism
    • undergoes a certain change with every indrawn breath; it is not
    • achieved through the fact that the will works primarily in the
    • concrete reality. Nevertheless it can be envisaged as something that
    • penetrates into it (the fluid organism) from every direction the Tone
    • and is related to the air even more intimately than tone, also
    • thinking takes no account at all. But everything in us
    • the air, into the fluid organism. Thus everything in the human
    • organism works upon everything else. But we get nowhere if we have
    • man and of how everything that is around us participates in our
    • outside, the four elements are nevertheless within the human organism:
    • activity and perception. Nevertheless at a certain lower level,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • to the warmth-organism itself, everything is to be conceived as
    • of the fluid body, of everything that is fluid in the human organism;
    • in everything aeriform, the astral body is paramountly active, and in
    • We also studied consciousness at its different levels. As I said
    • are therefore led to the body. And we are led to the body even more
    • everything will eventually become a kind of slag-heap in the universe.
    • soul. But if the assertions of natural science are true, everything
    • or whatever it may be. He may also feel enthusiasm for examples of the
    • counsel with yourself, however, you will find it quite possible to
    • pervades the whole human organism, pervades every part of it. The
    • yet the developed plant. Nevertheless man has a source of light within
    • hidden. Within the fluid organism — because everything in the
    • deepest levels of subconsciousness is actually the primal source of
    • tone and, in a certain sense, even the source of light. This is
    • but they operate within him nevertheless. They become free when he
    • ideals and what works as life-giving force in the physical world, even
    • case of theoretical ideas everything is different, no matter how
    • that matter is conserved forever. Matter dies to the point of nullity,
    • modern thought has every reason to do so, because otherwise it would
    • the world's development only if we grasp how out of this ‘illusory’
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
    • we Man in the truest sense. Consider too, how everything that
    • fundamentally speaking, everything we accomplish between birth and
    • it ever so, that things can simply be thought of intellectually side
    • by side with one another; the truth is that whatever is an active
    • But even when we are entirely engrossed in contemplation, when the
    • what thus takes place. In everything that is of the nature of will,
    • the element of thought is contained; and in everything that is of the
    • all, but are wholly engrossed in thought. You must realize, however,
    • every case that they are linked with something in our environment,
    • are given over to the concatenations of things and events in the
    • judgments, draw conclusions and the like. Thereby, however, our
    • everything that can stream into man from the spiritual world has its
    • freedom dawns when we enable the will to become an ever
    • an invariably controversial expression — How do we achieve
    • greater perfection in our actions? We achieve this by developing in
    • into the realm of the will; we develop freedom in our thinking by
    • could never penetrate fully into the realm of the thoughts and
    • case today, we make sincere endeavors to develop unbiased thinking, it
    • unfolds whenever we raise an arm or turn the head, unless we take
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  • Title: Bridge Between: Contents of this Lecture Series
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    • burning gas but the reflection of a spiritual reality revealed in the
    • physical. — The moral power developed by man rays out and is
    • III. The Path to Freedom and Love and Their Significance in World-Events
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • to the events surrounding World War I. Steiner sees a parallel between
    • prevented the war?” This question seems to contradict
    • England, could have prevented the war, Steiner simply deals with
    • that even from this vantage point Steiner was correct in maintaining
    • Regarding the possibility of preventing the war, a glance at the major
    • Western powers involved in the controversy, and at Germany, reveals
    • Russia, did nothing to prevent the war because she did not attempt to
    • Sir Edward Grey, could have prevented the war if he had taken earlier
    • who had legitimate authority to make decisions. Eventually, the
    • these three powers could have prevented the war but that, as Rudolf
    • it was not generated from a goal, but exploded and then developed its
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • Secondly, it must also become apparent how this human body, in every
    • facial expression and in every gesture reflects a magnificent degree
    • wings. It must not appear, however, as if the Christ Himself were
    • buries himself in the cave, working in shackles, ever busy undermining
    • the spirit reveals to us in a certain way that the next task regarding
    • you!” Rather, everything that man has to strive for as a result of the
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • present, influencing human development on earth. Much could be said to
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    • to the events surrounding World War I. Steiner sees a parallel between
    • prevented the war?” This question seems to contradict
    • England, could have prevented the war, Steiner simply deals with
    • that even from this vantage point Steiner was correct in maintaining
    • Regarding the possibility of preventing the war, a glance at the major
    • Western powers involved in the controversy, and at Germany, reveals
    • Russia, did nothing to prevent the war because she did not attempt to
    • Sir Edward Grey, could have prevented the war if he had taken earlier
    • who had legitimate authority to make decisions. Eventually, the
    • these three powers could have prevented the war but that, as Rudolf
    • it was not generated from a goal, but exploded and then developed its
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • Secondly, it must also become apparent how this human body, in every
    • facial expression and in every gesture reflects a magnificent degree
    • wings. It must not appear, however, as if the Christ Himself were
    • buries himself in the cave, working in shackles, ever busy undermining
    • the spirit reveals to us in a certain way that the next task regarding
    • you!” Rather, everything that man has to strive for as a result of the
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • present, influencing human development on earth. Much could be said to
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  • Title: Lecture: Introductory Lecture. Winter Session, 1911-1912
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    • able to develop this dramatic work. We began, first of all, by having
    • develops, will be a very important impulse in anthroposophical life
    • into every branch and sphere of existence. The reason why it seems so
    • of Spiritual Science to achieve this by external subtlety or
    • cleverness, but that its very life can pour vigour into that of Art.
    • achieved ... we have, come, inevitably, to the conclusion that we must
    • space. That something is really achieved by building our own premises
    • world by an easy path. I believe that as the necessity for a deepening
    • tables — literature with which every sincere member desires to
    • souls of human beings are open, whenever we have been able to approach
    • the East and another into that of occultism in the West. Everything
    • understood without knowledge of these truths. Nobody — however
    • the whole structure of his thought if he is really to believe in the
    • greatness of her achievement consist in formulating the three
    • and every normal, thinking person will approve of the cultivation of
    • spite of everything that can be said against these works, they do,
    • nevertheless, contain countless truths, truths of which, until then,
    • Unveiled contains great Rosicrucian truths — even the
    • shortcomings of Rosicrucianism are included. Everything of real
    • importance in the book is Rosicrucian, I said: “even the
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  • Title: Lecture: Evidences of Bygone Ages In Modern Civilisation
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    • extraordinary facility and as he grew older gave every promise of
    • every way, but he was incapable of learning very much. This, however,
    • man, and they set out together on their travels. Very soon, however,
    • that he could well dispense with his company. The big man, however,
    • goods, even the tiniest articles, which the little man was intending
    • heaven; he was even able to pluck one of these flowers, hiding it in
    • his sleeve. Then he saw a great ship approaching, drawn and steered by
    • light, strong enough even to read by. During the day it looked like a
    • of development Now I shall be able to come to the earth for a time as
    • although as he grew older his radiance waned, it still revealed itself
    • Councillor warned him that he would probably never come out alive, and
    • that at any rate terrible things happened to everyone in the house.
    • down to begin his work. It was not long, however, before one of his
    • Nevertheless, he refused to give way to terror and held out valiantly.
    • he wanted to read, and so on, revealed themselves to him. This
    • extremely strict and because to begin with the rumor was believed, he
    • eat. Finally, however, one of his spirit-friends brought food to him.
    • his spirit-friends a friendship much greater even than it had been
    • resolved to marry her! She answered, however, that situated as she
    • that however close a search you may make in the literature accessible
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Chance' and Present-day Consciousness. An Easter Meditation
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    • out of his own thoughts — whatever they may be — ascribe any
    • event. It looks as though reason must simply let it go at that,
    • however, the attitude is very different, although this is not
    • depths in the life of soul, it may well be cleverer than the intellect
    • and the reasoning mind which have to develop independence in the
    • course of the Earth's mission, to develop in such a way that they are
    • makes us — as in this case — cleverer in our feelings than
    • to become as clever in his life of intellect and reason as he became
    • are by no means always clever; they can also be the very reverse!”
    • would, in fact, be cleverer than the intellect and the reason.
    • during Earth-evolution that the human being must develop intellect and
    • would not be able to bring himself to say of some event: “I can
    • them. In order that for the sake of our own development, we might be
    • upon labelling everything else as “chance.” These branches
    • Science and what develops from it will be able to act in accordance
    • the data of knowledge, the achievements, the experiences of the normal
    • consciousness, but it points, nevertheless, to the deeper backgrounds
    • of existence. Hence it is to be expected that whenever there is a
    • speak glibly of “chance.” For then, everything in their
    • will be difficult to realise that even in what is, apparently, quite
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  • Title: Lecture: The Forces of the Human Soul and Their Inspirers. Kalewala: The Epic
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    • independently of everything men have hitherto known concerning the
    • to spiritual knowledge and to Initiation, great revelations have been
    • translated into every European language but it differs fundamentally
    • look back into the development of the peoples, we find in every case
    • that consciousness as it is at present, developed only by very gradual
    • however, makes it clear that the elements of “soul-life” as
    • they are in the animal would never have been able to give rise to the
    • the Earth's development when neither human beings nor animals were in
    • while the animals developed their various forms on the Earth, man
    • remained in the spiritual world above; his development began only when
    • actually a compilation, but nevertheless, it forms a complete whole,
    • there may be necessary, but nevertheless it is complete in itself. And
    • spiritual life? We are everywhere at home, for Spiritual Science is
    • into the ninth, tenth and eleventh centuries, the Folk-Soul became
    • become more and more open to receive revelations from the spiritual
    • however, we must learn to understand why, and to what extent this will
    • this connection. There is, however, something else of importance to
    • that up to the seventh year the development of the physical body is of
    • catastrophe. The period of life between the seventh and the fourteenth
    • specifically with the development of the Mind Soul. Since the end of
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    • WHEN we think of all the achievements of the spiritual life, all the
    • preserve everything that his soul has assimilated in ancient and more
    • vision into the spiritual worlds have never since been equalled, nor
    • will its heights be reattained until the Seventh Post-Atlantean epoch
    • the noblest fruits of that union; on the other hand, however, mankind
    • Oriental culture and Christianity (not Pagan or even ancient Hebrew
    • has knowledge of the great cosmic Laws revealed today by Spiritual
    • importance of their influence can be measured by their achievements in
    • him but to which every human being can attain. And so, in pointing to
    • like Paul; even in the Old Testament, a figure like Moses stands out
    • namely, the development of the Individuality within the single
    • development and human progress. Let us illustrate this by a particular
    • I spoke of what occult research reveals concerning this
    • The great prophetic message of Elijah proclaimed that everything the
    • In other words: the phase of development has come when, in very truth,
    • as Socrates, Diogenes, and so forth. This, however, means nothing
    • whatever from the point of view of Art. But if we take the New
    • sects. Recent times, however, have had little understanding of the
    • paintings. When we look at them even more closely, still another
    • it is even possible to say that Raphael was “forgotten.” In
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    • destination; nevertheless he is sure of arriving eventually because he
    • man. It must therefore never be forgotten that at the present stage of
    • shall eventually attain it, thereby reaching a further stage in
    • development. At that stage it will be legitimate to ask about the
    • “next” goal, and so on. Thus if it were ever suggested that Spiritual
    • preceding periods of Saturn-, Sun-, and Moon-evolution, by developing
    • never set eyes on a locomotive in motion; not so very long ago,
    • however, there were such persons — although nowadays they would,
    • unknown to them. They knew that things move forward, but whatever they
    • movement. Now they were looking at something on which they had never
    • perceived, in everything taking place in the world, something at once
    • clever as people who give no thought at all to what goes on around
    • fact that compassion exists in the world bears witness that even in
    • these are the three powers by means of which the human being, even
    • was ever stirred by anything like “conscience” or
    • passion. Everything in the Greek legend centres around this; the Iliad
    • evolutionary process as a whole, powers which could otherwise never
    • whatever to do. That is a point where the culture of our day abandons
    • and illogical but even towards the scandalous, when “love”
    • seven centuries before the inpouring of the Christ-Impulse into
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    • important of all events in Earth-evolution takes place — the
    • independant whole, even when it is not actually before our eyes, even
    • the reason why every Temple is dedicated to one particular God. And
    • to be everywhere steeped in the Divine could feel all the depth of
    • Temple, even of the Pyramids: they become intelligible only when we
    • the architecture of the Egyptian time, every line, every form,
    • congregation of believers. It is simply not complete without the human
    • receive the prayers of the believers — the “believers,”
    • the process of earthly existence. Wherever we look we can perceive how
    • upon all happenings, all development, and it seems grotesque when
    • rest upon any historical record whatever, but simply and solely upon a
    • matter where we look, we see that development follows the same course
    • as that revealed in Architecture. The Initiate who alone was capable
    • himself above the level of ordinary manhood: then and only then could
    • changed in the sense that it is possible now for every single soul to
    • lies in the middle of the seven consecutive periods. The Third epoch
    • Seventh epoch, before a stupendous catastrophe, the First epoch, that
    • course, in the same form, for the recapitulation will everywhere bear
    • for every process there must be preparation. There had been
    • eventually made its way into the West; evidences of such consciousness
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    • development of mankind as a whole.
    • development proceeded through the Old Sun period and the Old Moon
    • Today, however, we will think of what man is as a creation of the
    • purpose of everything that has come to pass in the process of the
    • other than the senses, is obvious; for in this everyday, waking
    • everyday consciousness are formed, disintegrates and decays at death.
    • “dissolution” or “decay” of the human body. Whatever in man
    • say that the instrument of his everyday consciousness falls away from
    • consciousness. In considering his whole being, however, something must
    • time; after seven or eight years we have within us quite other
    • the time the physical body retains its form. If, however, the memory
    • able, at most, to remember back for six or seven years. The physical
    • body is not, however, the instrument of the memory; in earthly man the
    • thinking, of feeling and of will, is due to the ether-body; and even
    • definite character. Everything that is entrusted to the memory has
    • It is different with all that even during our lifetime became outward
    • memories. Truth to tell, every single step we take with our feet
    • the air, for one thing. Even in the physical sense, the whole of our
    • astral body. The astral body is the instrument for every action —
    • the outer world. Everyday consciousness is bound up with the physical
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    • instrument of remembrance. The astral body itself developed during the
    • forces of disturbance, even of destruction; they pass into the
    • of selfless thoughts and feelings, the more does a man develop
    • self-seeking thoughts and feelings, however, operate in him in such a
    • Everything that is “form” on the Earth derives from the
    • given to these Beings of the Higher Hierarchies because everything
    • that has form, shape, life — everything that takes on shape
    • the different human forms. Just as the various races have developed
    • the traits of the several races, so have the various groups of
    • means that in one and the same family (even now it is very frequently
    • even today, side by side with the inherited characteristics of race or
    • It is contrary to every principle of true Spiritual Science to say
    • will be made manifest. It would be sheer contradiction of every
    • causes everything to repeat itself just as spring, summer, autumn and
    • individual. (The point that has been developed today has been dealt
    • becomes more and more of an individual, develops his individuality. We
    • development of the individuality during Earth-evolution: consciousness
    • being and lead an independent existence, are nevertheless closely
    • teachers, but even in those days, leadership was gradually becoming an
    • development, that the forces once employed, cannot be repeated in the
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    • concentrated foci of energy from which sparks shoot out in every
    • antiquity in human history which, nevertheless, shed clearest light
    • arguments with factual details in every sphere. And then, when in the
    • world outside, all supports hitherto thought secure tottered for every
    • it was he who tried ever and again to formulate the thoughts of
    • light must somehow be brought into the chaos — even though it might
    • scornfully and with vicious measures of sabotage, rejected everything
    • moment and to rise up again in a new form. Its duty is to work even
    • which his spiritual vision was never willing to withdraw, Rudolf
    • Steiner created a science of knowledge embracing every domain of life
    • cosmic realities which imbue human life with meaning and even now
    • not be withheld — not even from a humanity living in shadow.
    • Providence, guide and leader of human existence, inaugurated, even
    • full development of the forces of the personality, whereby the
    • true form has nothing whatever to do with the charlatanry that has
    • usurped its name — a new impulse, in the form of the revelation
    • brought this deed ever and again before our eyes.
    • the side of the super-sensible, there broke the light which reveals the
    • of chronology, the opportunity of studying every such series of
    • degrading the level of the Theosophical Society, could not be
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    • developed in the course of our work in this field, we will place the
    • a path to the higher development of our humanity, of all that is human
    • for every thinking and feeling person, a life-aim that includes the
    • develops his inner feeling through rising above himself. Thereby we
    • look up to the great events of the history of the world and its
    • of reincarnation has become ever more familiar to us. When we reflect
    • developed into Asia, Europe, and Africa, did not encounter other
    • Then comes a fourth age, developing in the south of Europe, the age of
    • seventh periods.
    • In the seventh period, ancient India will appear in a new form. We
    • first culture later recrudesces in a new form in the seventh period.
    • question. It was felt that the leaders, the seven Holy Rishis who had
    • appear in the seventh period. The division in the first period was
    • effected by authority, but in the seventh period men will group
    • Whatever we may think of this today, men will see that the salvation
    • of humanity lies in division into objective groups, and they will even
    • developed more and more and is a special earmark of the old Egyptian
    • the spiritual world, even though today he cannot look up; he can then
    • would not have been equal to developing further. We would by now have
    • reveal themselves in the cultural streams. We have barely touched
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    • The Reflection of Cosmic Events
    • the seventh; how the Persian culture will repeat itself in the sixth;
    • seventh culture of the fifth epoch will find its conclusion. These are
    • itself in the seventh, the third in the fifth, etc., it is easy to let
    • believe that we can do this, and many books on theosophy actually
    • achieve a general view of the evolution of the earth as it presents
    • itself to the seer who can direct his spiritual gaze to the events of
    • system and even farther. It included a far-reaching nebular mass,
    • and also of the planets and even of the sun.
    • it looks to us like a single cloud; close-up, however, we see the
    • by a comparison. Take the seed of a wild rose, a fully developed seed.
    • small, and if he did not know how a rose seed looked he would never
    • imagine that a rose could grow from it. He would never derive this
    • later grows out of the seed. We would err if we believed that this
    • necessary in order that what rested there might develop into
    • earth, and the sun must send its warming rays, before it can develop
    • However, we will first consider the sun, moon, and earth because they
    • but were nevertheless present, as truly present as men and the other
    • etheric dust, but they are at various stages of development. There are
    • would have hindered their development like a lead weight. This shows
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    • showed something like a mirror-picture of the events that, in the
    • part in the great migration from west to east. In others, however, it
    • advanced were those who had already achieved a physical perceiving of
    • we see physical objects sharply contoured, became ever clearer. Their
    • east, there had been other wanderings, and whenever new stretches of
    • natural that only a handful of the most advanced could develop true
    • Egypt, whenever the different post-Atlantean cultures appeared,
    • yet still believe that there are kings and emperors.
    • In this state, which was common to everyone, man perceived the
    • was true even while he was conscious during the day. We must try to
    • block. Everything was ensouled for him; air, earth, water, fire.
    • Everything revealed something to him. He could feel himself into the
    • felt everything with sympathy and antipathy because he saw its inner
    • Memories of these experiences remained everywhere. The parts of the
    • bumping against a table, strikes the table in revenge because (so say
    • originally saw everything as ensouled were not dreaming; they only
    • himself soulless, he places himself on the same level as the soulless
    • any other place, we find everywhere the same images that were
    • understand something of what gave the impulse to a form that developed
    • those who could develop their spiritual faculties learned to see more
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    • important event in the inner life, in the real spiritual life of man.
    • thinking, feeling and willing. This thought-picture had to become ever
    • at a later time. Everything in the lower kingdoms was regarded by the
    • Thus the pupil of the Atlantean mysteries saw everything in the world
    • everything had sprung from it, that what appeared in this picture as
    • Out of precisely this fundamental feeling developed the sacred
    • grasped as Brahman. This was a mighty event in the human soul. It was
    • and achieve real vision, than by rising into higher worlds.
    • Who were these seven great teachers of ancient India? As far as
    • universe there occurs something similar to an event in our trivial
    • everyday life. It is not only in school that pupils sometimes fail to
    • one should not believe that these beings inhabiting the various bodies
    • past it was not desired that the esoteric names should be revealed.
    • All these spirits of the other planets influence the earth. From every
    • planet influences descend upon man. To begin with, however, these
    • was provided by the seven Rishis being initiated in such a way that
    • there were seven planets there were seven Rishis, who collectively
    • formed a sevenfold lodge that could transmit to the pupils the secrets
    • beyond the seven, the reference is to those preserved by the holy Manu
    • of the seven Rishis. This choir of seven Rishis, in complete harmony
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    • clairvoyantly-perceived pictures, the relationships and events that
    • disregard the great cosmic events and direct our attention to what
    • behold these events externally, hence the description given here is
    • at present are solid or liquid. All metals, all minerals, everything,
    • condensation of the gases the light grew ever stronger, so that
    • believe that with the help of spectroanalysis he has found its inner
    • sun.* In every sunbeam there streams down on all
    • heart. The sun can never send mere physical light to earth; the
    • themselves were also united with the earth. Even today they are
    • state, which were enveloped by mists that became ever finer until, in
    • entirely. Never did man descend entirely into the water.
    • the light-permeated vapor. Of one thing, however, the water was not
    • We must not forget, however, that in what remained behind after the
    • vapor-portion was drawn ever further down, and out of the earlier
    • combating the dragon. Even in the figure of Siegfried with the dragon,
    • everywhere. At first, the mist was still impenetrable for the sun's
    • thinner. Later, much later, air developed out of this, and gradually
    • itself into light and air, the cosmic event became a symbolic picture
    • A mighty cosmic event is hidden in the Egyptian myth that allows
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    • through this did the earth achieve a condition in which man could
    • everything of an etheric nature that is connected with the moon and
    • its physical substances appears in large part inferior, even decadent,
    • cannot simply stop with what is base or evil, for everything that
    • long as this is at all possible, everything that has sunk deep down
    • to lead even the lowest forces toward the good. It is true that all
    • never have come to birth. Man would never have been able to become a
    • Man would have remained like this if the forces had not developed
    • tempo impossible for man, and man would never have been able to
    • develop his present form. On the other hand, if only the moon forces
    • become stiff like mummies, so stiff that we would never again be able
    • The power of metamorphosis would be vastly intensified. Now, however,
    • But this light of the sun is reflected in a different form every day.
    • How could the cosmic event be better described in a picture? First,
    • event. The fourteen aspects of the moon are the fourteen pieces of the
    • without which the mysteries of the cosmos will never be clear to us.
    • spinal cord is important. The nerves proceed from it. Not even the
    • Egyptian consciousness this result was achieved through Isis. These
    • of the moon. So we see, from the viewpoint of cosmic events, the
    • forces, Isis and Osiris, work in every man and in every woman, but in
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    • Evolutionary Events in the Human
    • anything believes that it is without
    • what the pupil saw as a real event in the holy secrets of the mystery
    • substances in the human and animal bodies. At that time, however, they
    • of gas. These animals developed through most diverse forms to a
    • certain level, and when the sun had just gone forth from the earth,
    • of evolution our fishes have retained what could be achieved while the
    • of evolution. Others, however, retained a certain relation to the
    • off, whenever such a human form (already considerably condensed) was
    • then at the fish level, it was said that the sun, which illuminated
    • formation took place. The beginning of this formation, however, was
    • water attained an ever lower stage during the time preceding the
    • There were ever higher animal forms, which man took into himself. At
    • one time, what had developed out of the fish was called the Water-man,
    • A still higher form that developed could be called the Goat. The
    • became ever finer, and at the top he actually preserved the
    • evolution at which man then stood, even as the centaur reflects an
    • to the stage of evolution at which man stood when he had developed
    • whom we have described. This was revealed to the Egyptian pupil, and
    • a god had descended, but he had a human form. Every exalted being who
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    • WE have become acquainted with significant events in the evolution of
    • these events occupied long periods. From the first moment when the
    • of our earth at that time. These animal forms, however, remained stuck
    • type that stood at the level of our present fish. When we say that the
    • every stage of his existence, certain animal forms, beyond which he
    • the sun, which is the reason for the feeling that every healthy person
    • earth. Until the sun departed, man stood at the level of the fish.
    • guiding Sun Spirits, was the Christ. We feel a deep reverence when we
    • event in evolution when the Christ was still united with them in the
    • the most diverse forms, and when he had developed upward to the
    • hip-level he was at his ugliest in his physical form. The shape he
    • upper part. We have seen that all the nobler parts could develop only
    • develop, something important was necessary. Man's upper part had to
    • sign of the Balance, the hips immediately developed. This would show
    • go completely around — in earlier ages even several times —
    • required a stronger molding, the time lasted even longer.
    • Man rises ever higher through this evolution. The next stage, during
    • while man was becoming ever more human, animal beings remained stuck
    • at certain stages. We have already said that man developed lungs,
    • larynx, and others, could develop only through the fact that the
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    • developed in the period of evolution that stretches approximately from
    • physiology.” In order to understand everything properly,
    • however, today we must throw a little light on certain other facts of
    • developed the vision of objects. Until the hip region evolved, all
    • consciousness, which grew ever weaker, and a day-consciousness, an
    • in sleep. However, the clarity of day-consciousness waxed in the same
    • physical body. He never said to himself, “Now I am dying,”
    • development of the upper members, man could see more physically, could
    • proportion, however, he had to tarry longer when he descended into his
    • at night. But in place of this they gained the capacity of seeing ever
    • more sharply by day, so that the objects around them appeared in ever
    • even into the post-Atlantean cultures. At the time when Christianity
    • was founded, remnants of this clairvoyance still existed, and even
    • unreal even the firmament. All this is only like a sheath, like the
    • unreal; the real is veiled.” The feeling grew ever keener that
    • physical world and in his soul he saw how everything divides into the
    • the tempest, he saw a revelation of the gods. The gods manifested
    • the stars. Everything was deciphered as a divine script.
    • believed that he could imprint the spirit upon matter. Thus he could
    • Man had always needed teachers. Even the initiates had teachers, as in
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    • an event and fact of the physical plane. But in the science of the
    • world he begins to develop a consciousness for the Devachanic world.
    • birth, we must not imagine that the events of the Devachanic world are
    • not also subject to change. People are apt to believe privily that,
    • although our earth is changeable, everything up yonder, beyond death,
    • This is obvious to everyone. But when we describe the conditions of
    • the spiritual world, people are prone to believe that what happened
    • descended to the physical plane, he became ever more entangled in this
    • plane. Man descended ever further, and in the Greco-Latin time there
    • take an interest in it. As this occurred, everything that we call
    • steadily in degree and became ever darker up to the Greco-Latin time.
    • During all this time the Devachanic consciousness became ever darker
    • and more shadowy. It was not a dream consciousness; this was never the
    • experience. The principle of initiation is that, even during his life,
    • consciousness between death and a new birth would have grown ever
    • the spiritual world. Now, however singular it may appear to those who
    • birth, and this illumination can be achieved either through initiation
    • even in the spiritual world. This was the concern of the mysteries and
    • of all spiritual development. It was the concern of the great
    • a man who has never heard anything of the Christ, who has never been
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    • in the seventh period, the Persian in the sixth, the Egyptian in our
    • today we shall consider the mighty event of the Christ's appearance on
    • experienced during his initiation events that man otherwise
    • the same proportion, however, the experience in the spiritual world
    • Greco-Latin time. But even before man had fully descended into these
    • The initiation event may be briefly described, and it is the same for
    • of developing organs of vision in his higher bodies. Today man sees
    • organs must be developed out of the higher members and assimilated
    • are imprinted on the astral body. It would be a long time, however,
    • through revelation. A person thus initiated could, out of his own
    • initiate. He even heard the question of the Sphinx with its enigmatic
    • came when Wotan no longer walked on our earth. Such beings, however,
    • level in full invisibility. These forms went through their special
    • physical brain was prepared in such a way that man was able to develop
    • remained unchanged. In man, however, the shape has been transformed to
    • a certain level. The animals are previous physical human forms fallen
    • the spiritual world that anything that stands still on the same level
    • true Sphinx approached Oedipus, but it has not died even yet. Up to
    • Now, to understand everything correctly, we must give some thought to
    • evolution from what has actually taken place. However, certain beings
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    • from one side we call the low point of human evolution, nevertheless
    • low point became the point of departure for many significant events of
    • culture, a marriage was achieved between spirit and matter in Greek
    • every detail I can feel something of this spirit.” Thus it is
    • with all Greek works of art. Thus it is with everything we have to say
    • Greek god, we see everywhere how the Greek creative genius imprinted
    • have been that man should descend below this level, plunging down
    • no objection to this. Human achievements are increasing through the
    • Man is descending ever more deeply into matter, and more and more he
    • plane? In a certain way man descends even below the physical plane.
    • life, of our bodily needs. Since everything in the world is limited,
    • level of the physical plane. This mightiest impulse had to be given,
    • is an event that could occur only at the low point, when man had sunk
    • so far. The Greco-Latin period stands in the middle of the seven
    • human conditions. All this was like a reflection of ancient events on
    • achieved the development of individuality. We can follow this
    • anything of the group-soul. In the Atlantean time, however, man did
    • you can still recall the events of your earliest childhood. Probably
    • was not like this in Atlantean times. Even in the first post-Atlantean
    • will never understand what appears as an echo of this in the tales of
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    • Lecture 2 ... The reflection of cosmic events in the religious views
    • Lecture 7 ... Evolutionary events in the human organism up to the
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    • WHEREVER
    • means as easy to achieve as many people believe —
    • Let us ask ourselves the question: Why is the achievement of
    • rather have the patience and perseverance, the will, to penetrate more
    • moving neither hand nor foot, never turning his eyes away from the
    • will without thought. These facts are revealed simply by observation
    • little of all you do from morning to evening is really the outcome of
    • ideation passes over into a state of sleep. The will, however, awakes,
    • ugly and evil. Just as everything that takes place in man in the form
    • of thoughts points to the Astral plane, so everything connected with
    • The moral element is at a higher level than the purely aesthetic; mere
    • pleasure or displeasure is at a lower level than the will to do
    • (pleasure or displeasure), and the moral (revealed in impulses to good
    • What is already within us can bring about the further development of
    • able to dream a little even by day when we are awake; we must be able
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • into the brain, and also in the reverse direction, from the brain to
    • reveal something remarkable when they are investigated. These rays
    • they go to sleep during public gatherings, they would try their level
    • Moral qualities are revealed distinctly in the particular colouring of
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    • WHEREVER
    • means as easy to achieve as many people believe —
    • Let us ask ourselves the question: Why is the achievement of
    • rather have the patience and perseverance, the will, to penetrate more
    • moving neither hand nor foot, never turning his eyes away from the
    • will without thought. These facts are revealed simply by observation
    • little of all you do from morning to evening is really the outcome of
    • ideation passes over into a state of sleep. The will, however, awakes,
    • ugly and evil. Just as everything that takes place in man in the form
    • of thoughts points to the Astral plane, so everything connected with
    • The moral element is at a higher level than the purely aesthetic; mere
    • pleasure or displeasure is at a lower level than the will to do
    • (pleasure or displeasure), and the moral (revealed in impulses to good
    • What is already within us can bring about the further development of
    • able to dream a little even by day when we are awake; we must be able
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • into the brain, and also in the reverse direction, from the brain to
    • reveal something remarkable when they are investigated. These rays
    • they go to sleep during public gatherings, they would try their level
    • Moral qualities are revealed distinctly in the particular colouring of
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    • EVEN within the limits in which it is permissible to
    • things are as yet little developed in present-day mankind. It is true
    • important events of the present time. What I said then had also a
    • good-will there is even now for an understanding of such things. The
    • come. In every possible way we must see that it does come.
    • Even what I lately said about the configuration of philosophical
    • considerably longer time) — even this may be regarded as mere
    • criticism by those who wish to take it superficially. Nevertheless,
    • view, they were after all inevitable. One could even prove that it
    • eighteen-seventies. This cultural sleep of the bourgeoisie could
    • indeed be presented as a world-historic necessity. Nevertheless, a
    • the same standardised way. After all, we might even conceive as death
    • Nevertheless, the engine will spoil the rails in course of time;
    • the epoch of the Spiritual Soul this can be achieved only in full
    • knows that every attempted proposal concerning the social
    • evolution only during the Jupiter period, even as he now receives the
    • world, but that every single human being, inasmuch as he belongs to
    • evil inclinations in man? What do they seek to achieve in the
    • develop the conscious Spiritual Soul, their function is to call forth
    • have just spoken, he would never come to the point where, out of his
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    • EVEN within the limits in which it is permissible to
    • things are as yet little developed in present-day mankind. It is true
    • important events of the present time. What I said then had also a
    • good-will there is even now for an understanding of such things. The
    • come. In every possible way we must see that it does come.
    • Even what I lately said about the configuration of philosophical
    • considerably longer time) — even this may be regarded as mere
    • criticism by those who wish to take it superficially. Nevertheless,
    • view, they were after all inevitable. One could even prove that it
    • eighteen-seventies. This cultural sleep of the bourgeoisie could
    • indeed be presented as a world-historic necessity. Nevertheless, a
    • the same standardised way. After all, we might even conceive as death
    • Nevertheless, the engine will spoil the rails in course of time;
    • the epoch of the Spiritual Soul this can be achieved only in full
    • knows that every attempted proposal concerning the social
    • evolution only during the Jupiter period, even as he now receives the
    • world, but that every single human being, inasmuch as he belongs to
    • evil inclinations in man? What do they seek to achieve in the
    • develop the conscious Spiritual Soul, their function is to call forth
    • have just spoken, he would never come to the point where, out of his
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • human development that fall gently into our souls, warming and
    • animating every unselfish inclination within us, arousing it from passive
    • of selflessness, and what He may become for the conscious development
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • in the Atlantean. Although these three preparatory events occurred in the
    • should be painfully conscious that we have eyes. Today, however,
    • In our senses unselfishness reigns, but they would never have reached
    • this unselfishness if Lucifer, even in the old Lemurian age, had been left
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • done under Lucifer's influence, would have become self-seeking. With every
    • however, He ensouled Himself — I cannot say incarnated — in one
    • The human being will gradually learn to develop this deep, significant
    • the case. Then the single organs live selflessly within us. Our everyday
    • as the Atlantean period. Every single human organ would have been self-
    • Everything that enters the human organism is in some way related to it. If
    • Now let us consider not what we eat, but the air surrounding us. Every
    • was injurious. Just imagine how we could possibly develop ourselves in
    • like a rubber ball, a plaything for every agreeable odor that we would run
    • event in the first Atlantean epoch when, in supramundane spheres, the
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • human development that fall gently into our souls, warming and
    • animating every unselfish inclination within us, arousing it from passive
    • of selflessness, and what He may become for the conscious development
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • in the Atlantean. Although these three preparatory events occurred in the
    • should be painfully conscious that we have eyes. Today, however,
    • In our senses unselfishness reigns, but they would never have reached
    • this unselfishness if Lucifer, even in the old Lemurian age, had been left
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • done under Lucifer's influence, would have become self-seeking. With every
    • however, He ensouled Himself — I cannot say incarnated — in one
    • The human being will gradually learn to develop this deep, significant
    • the case. Then the single organs live selflessly within us. Our everyday
    • as the Atlantean period. Every single human organ would have been self-
    • Everything that enters the human organism is in some way related to it. If
    • Now let us consider not what we eat, but the air surrounding us. Every
    • was injurious. Just imagine how we could possibly develop ourselves in
    • like a rubber ball, a plaything for every agreeable odor that we would run
    • event in the first Atlantean epoch when, in supramundane spheres, the
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    • We have often explained how the development of man takes place during
    • outer world — reproducing it, just as the camera reproduces whatever
    • even in the forming of our thoughts and feelings, which the child
    • the birth of the astral body to the time of puberty. However, that
    • Let us consider man in the spiritual world, long before he develops
    • must always have recourse for our descriptions. Today, however, we
    • The etheric body, as it forms and develops itself in the human being,
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • more beautiful than has ever been wrought by mechanical means — a
    • remain right on into the seventh year — that is, until the change of
    • still quite recognizable. But with the seventh year — with the change
    • his astral body, however, he brings with him an image of the
    • world, from a world which is not there in the physical, or even the
    • through the arteries that they eventually spread into the abdominal
    • adult life, our organs have imprisoned in them the several forms and
    • first place that every single organ bears within it, in a sense, an
    • astral inheritance, even as the etheric heart is, to begin with, an
    • is shape immediately. All this, however, changes proportion as the
    • child learns to speak and develops ideas which are retained in memory.
    • someone a box on the ears, all is inscribed into the astral body. Even
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    • We have often explained how the development of man takes place during
    • outer world — reproducing it, just as the camera reproduces whatever
    • even in the forming of our thoughts and feelings, which the child
    • the birth of the astral body to the time of puberty. However, that
    • Let us consider man in the spiritual world, long before he develops
    • must always have recourse for our descriptions. Today, however, we
    • The etheric body, as it forms and develops itself in the human being,
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • more beautiful than has ever been wrought by mechanical means — a
    • remain right on into the seventh year — that is, until the change of
    • still quite recognizable. But with the seventh year — with the change
    • his astral body, however, he brings with him an image of the
    • world, from a world which is not there in the physical, or even the
    • through the arteries that they eventually spread into the abdominal
    • adult life, our organs have imprisoned in them the several forms and
    • first place that every single organ bears within it, in a sense, an
    • astral inheritance, even as the etheric heart is, to begin with, an
    • is shape immediately. All this, however, changes proportion as the
    • child learns to speak and develops ideas which are retained in memory.
    • someone a box on the ears, all is inscribed into the astral body. Even
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    • opposite, which we never had in mind. This type of opposition usually has
    • They may believe that a few people, with little to do in their daily lives,
    • upon physical life is transformed for him into the portal to the everlasting
    • between outer life in the physical world and religious revelation, religious
    • accomplishments in the way of scientific achievement, becomes
    • remain just questions. People who lived during the 19th century, even
    • the men of learning, took far too little account of this. They believed they
    • the natural course of events, riddles not arbitrarily presented but which are,
    • who occupy themselves seriously with science, but they affect everyone
    • preparation of certain events below the surface, is to be prevented.
    • development. Human soul life would then reach a condition comparable to
    • indifference, nay even apathy toward religious emotion. Nor would it stop
    • directly impressed by the astonishing achievements of science; but it would be
    • extinguished eventually. And then, save in the case of those directly
    • from the contributions made by the numerous scholars who believed
    • achievements of science during the 19th century. During his youth he
    • and finally came to believe that it was pure folly
    • for information concerning any sort of spiritual world. He believed that the
    • by the splendor of purely scientific achievements. Only those who lived
    • They would go to prove that many people of today believe that natural
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    • opposite, which we never had in mind. This type of opposition usually has
    • They may believe that a few people, with little to do in their daily lives,
    • upon physical life is transformed for him into the portal to the everlasting
    • between outer life in the physical world and religious revelation, religious
    • accomplishments in the way of scientific achievement, becomes
    • remain just questions. People who lived during the 19th century, even
    • the men of learning, took far too little account of this. They believed they
    • the natural course of events, riddles not arbitrarily presented but which are,
    • who occupy themselves seriously with science, but they affect everyone
    • preparation of certain events below the surface, is to be prevented.
    • development. Human soul life would then reach a condition comparable to
    • indifference, nay even apathy toward religious emotion. Nor would it stop
    • directly impressed by the astonishing achievements of science; but it would be
    • extinguished eventually. And then, save in the case of those directly
    • from the contributions made by the numerous scholars who believed
    • achievements of science during the 19th century. During his youth he
    • and finally came to believe that it was pure folly
    • for information concerning any sort of spiritual world. He believed that the
    • by the splendor of purely scientific achievements. Only those who lived
    • They would go to prove that many people of today believe that natural
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    • theory of life as developed by anthroposophy will have been outlined.
    • Today however, I would like to present a few suggestions on how man's
    • inner development must progress if he desires to reach conclusions of
    • cognition and experience, and the inner development of the human soul
    • level of development leading to comprehension of an experienced
    • an advanced level on which one attains the personal experiences in
    • soul and spirit realm. This elementary level shall be the subject
    • here. The advanced level concerns actual clairvoyance and to the
    • this field. Some might be of the opinion that a person can develop in
    • guidance, however, gives sufficient guaranty that no person comes by
    • anthroposophical development never gives anything but advice. Indeed,
    • the greatest teachers in this field never did more than advise and
    • teacher to do more than advise and guide. Everything that can be
    • completely intimate development of the human soul, and all the
    • significant degrees of development one must undergo take place in the
    • in a person, but nobody, not even his closest friend, need notice
    • inner spiritual development needs to change his everyday occupation in
    • any respect whatever, nor neglect his daily duties in any sense, nor
    • achieved.
    • of such a path of inner development. The directions when followed do
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    • theory of life as developed by anthroposophy will have been outlined.
    • Today however, I would like to present a few suggestions on how man's
    • inner development must progress if he desires to reach conclusions of
    • cognition and experience, and the inner development of the human soul
    • level of development leading to comprehension of an experienced
    • an advanced level on which one attains the personal experiences in
    • soul and spirit realm. This elementary level shall be the subject
    • here. The advanced level concerns actual clairvoyance and to the
    • this field. Some might be of the opinion that a person can develop in
    • guidance, however, gives sufficient guaranty that no person comes by
    • anthroposophical development never gives anything but advice. Indeed,
    • the greatest teachers in this field never did more than advise and
    • teacher to do more than advise and guide. Everything that can be
    • completely intimate development of the human soul, and all the
    • significant degrees of development one must undergo take place in the
    • in a person, but nobody, not even his closest friend, need notice
    • inner spiritual development needs to change his everyday occupation in
    • any respect whatever, nor neglect his daily duties in any sense, nor
    • achieved.
    • of such a path of inner development. The directions when followed do
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    • membranes that envelop the human embryo during its development
    • everything, in other words, that is cast away as physical
    • entire life. It is somewhat different in character, however, from the
    • nourishment occurs. It is contained in everything in which the human
    • processes, into everything where the lower man, as we have often
    • human being after birth, however, the physical organization of the
    • however, there is a direct intervention of forces that enter the
    • for the course of food taken in by the mouth. Schematically, however,
    • into physical matter, and wherever the spirit enters physical matter
    • Actually, however, this
    • whole matter is even more complicated, because we must also consider
    • Thus everything interacts
    • invisible forces. These forces can be clearly designated, however, if
    • physical symptoms, but they may manifest in the fluid and even in the
    • airy aspect of the human being. They can develop, and if they are not
    • that too much activity is developed from the nerve-sense
    • these tumor-like formations develop somewhere, which then decompose
    • that can come from below. It wants to prevent the ego, or the ego
    • can see that we will never comprehend the pathology that underlies
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    • Thanks to Anna Quinn and Steven Decker: their collaborative effort
    • membranes that envelop the human embryo during its development
    • everything, in other words, that is cast away as physical
    • entire life. It is somewhat different in character, however, from the
    • nourishment occurs. It is contained in everything in which the human
    • processes, into everything where the lower man, as we have often
    • human being after birth, however, the physical organization of the
    • however, there is a direct intervention of forces that enter the
    • for the course of food taken in by the mouth. Schematically, however,
    • into physical matter, and wherever the spirit enters physical matter
    • Actually, however, this
    • whole matter is even more complicated, because we must also consider
    • Thus everything interacts
    • invisible forces. These forces can be clearly designated, however, if
    • physical symptoms, but they may manifest in the fluid and even in the
    • airy aspect of the human being. They can develop, and if they are not
    • that too much activity is developed from the nerve-sense
    • these tumor-like formations develop somewhere, which then decompose
    • that can come from below. It wants to prevent the ego, or the ego
    • can see that we will never comprehend the pathology that underlies
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    • is completely false. In one sense, spiritual science aims to develop
    • differs significantly, however, from the way taken by natural science.
    • because it takes into consideration the development of the human soul.
    • certain limits of knowledge. The soul, however, may take itself in
    • the Christ Jesus Event. Statements of religious creeds concerning this
    • event are derived from experiences of the soul in its life within the
    • however, must convey what he has experienced in spiritual vision.
    • of single events in nature is inadequate. It is recognized that the
    • this way they reveal their inner laws. In the treatment of historical
    • facts, however, this natural scientific method is not easily applied.
    • entrance of Christianity into mankind's development, can be
    • development ordinarily described in history. As these facts are
    • The origin and development of Christianity can be understood only when
    • history, however, facts are rarely so viewed. Here, the succession of
    • embryonic life, passes through stages of development that resemble
    • that is of great importance in mankind's development. Because it is
    • that humanity has passed through many stages in its development, and
    • development must be the outcome of spiritual-scientific observation.
    • What he perceives is that mankind's development as a whole may be
    • the same as ours are today. Human development passes through various
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    • is completely false. In one sense, spiritual science aims to develop
    • differs significantly, however, from the way taken by natural science.
    • because it takes into consideration the development of the human soul.
    • certain limits of knowledge. The soul, however, may take itself in
    • the Christ Jesus Event. Statements of religious creeds concerning this
    • event are derived from experiences of the soul in its life within the
    • however, must convey what he has experienced in spiritual vision.
    • of single events in nature is inadequate. It is recognized that the
    • this way they reveal their inner laws. In the treatment of historical
    • facts, however, this natural scientific method is not easily applied.
    • entrance of Christianity into mankind's development, can be
    • development ordinarily described in history. As these facts are
    • The origin and development of Christianity can be understood only when
    • history, however, facts are rarely so viewed. Here, the succession of
    • embryonic life, passes through stages of development that resemble
    • that is of great importance in mankind's development. Because it is
    • that humanity has passed through many stages in its development, and
    • development must be the outcome of spiritual-scientific observation.
    • What he perceives is that mankind's development as a whole may be
    • the same as ours are today. Human development passes through various
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  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • Even more important than the daily periods of sleep throughout our
    • the world as little children wide-awake and never slept, we should,
    • unable to do anything consciously at all. We should not even recognize
    • We may believe we have no memory at all of what transpires during
    • sleep, but even that is not quite true. When we look back in memory,
    • active every day from morning until night, but to the fact that you were
    • with, darkness of life, emptiness, even non-existence. If we consider our
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • inasmuch as he was more or less aware of his sleeping states even in
    • Truth is, we never bring our real and inmost Ego with us from the
    • movements cease, inasmuch as the Ego is away; the blood however goes
    • even as the Ego lives and works in it by day. Likewise the astral
    • there within the breathing process, working in it even as the astral
    • Thus every time we go to sleep, with our astral body we forsake those
    • as to our ether-body, even in our day-waking life we are not able to
    • this ether-body even while we are awake; they remain there always.
    • Lastly the physical body; if we ourselves had to achieve all the great
    • even move a single atom of it. Powers of quite another order are
    • every night by the astral body, they are provided for by the second
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    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • Even more important than the daily periods of sleep throughout our
    • the world as little children wide-awake and never slept, we should,
    • unable to do anything consciously at all. We should not even recognize
    • We may believe we have no memory at all of what transpires during
    • sleep, but even that is not quite true. When we look back in memory,
    • active every day from morning until night, but to the fact that you were
    • with, darkness of life, emptiness, even non-existence. If we consider our
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • inasmuch as he was more or less aware of his sleeping states even in
    • Truth is, we never bring our real and inmost Ego with us from the
    • movements cease, inasmuch as the Ego is away; the blood however goes
    • even as the Ego lives and works in it by day. Likewise the astral
    • there within the breathing process, working in it even as the astral
    • Thus every time we go to sleep, with our astral body we forsake those
    • as to our ether-body, even in our day-waking life we are not able to
    • this ether-body even while we are awake; they remain there always.
    • Lastly the physical body; if we ourselves had to achieve all the great
    • even move a single atom of it. Powers of quite another order are
    • every night by the astral body, they are provided for by the second
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    • hearts throughout the ages whenever one of the old plays, such as the one
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • Nevertheless, it is an illusion to think that our more complicated way of
    • safeguards man's principle of innocence, is deeply moving, even though the
    • it was only a vague notion, they nevertheless knew of such things. They
    • approached these secrets in another way, however, and not as we would when
    • Triumph of Death." The people depicted in it are already dead, even those
    • soul in its claws to carry off, and every angel bears away a soul under its
    • connected with simple plays like the one we have seen today even though it
    • age. Even in the past the attitude toward the Jesus child was not a simple
    • thirtieth. Medieval man, however, did not need all the knowledge that is
    • expression in the painting I have just described. Ever and again will we
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • something else besides the holy order of these events that take place
    • that are active everywhere at the right moment; it belongs to the
    • that can never be abandoned. The Christ impulse, related to all human life
    • Child on Christmas Eve. Although we must acquire other feelings than those
    • rise to a knowledge concerning the two Jesus boys, nevertheless, it remains
    • the aura of our earth contains something to which we shall never turn in
    • into the evolution of the earth will acquire ever greater strength in the
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    • hearts throughout the ages whenever one of the old plays, such as the one
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • Nevertheless, it is an illusion to think that our more complicated way of
    • safeguards man's principle of innocence, is deeply moving, even though the
    • it was only a vague notion, they nevertheless knew of such things. They
    • approached these secrets in another way, however, and not as we would when
    • Triumph of Death." The people depicted in it are already dead, even those
    • soul in its claws to carry off, and every angel bears away a soul under its
    • connected with simple plays like the one we have seen today even though it
    • age. Even in the past the attitude toward the Jesus child was not a simple
    • thirtieth. Medieval man, however, did not need all the knowledge that is
    • expression in the painting I have just described. Ever and again will we
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • something else besides the holy order of these events that take place
    • that are active everywhere at the right moment; it belongs to the
    • that can never be abandoned. The Christ impulse, related to all human life
    • Child on Christmas Eve. Although we must acquire other feelings than those
    • rise to a knowledge concerning the two Jesus boys, nevertheless, it remains
    • the aura of our earth contains something to which we shall never turn in
    • into the evolution of the earth will acquire ever greater strength in the
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    • the Atlantean epoch, everything was quite different. Let us therefore call
    • everything has therefore grown more and more hardened as far as man's
    • and hard. The animal forms are however quite hardened, so that their
    • in such a marked degree, even among the animals.
    • something which allows it to be transformed. But even the etheric body
    • then come into the sixth and seventh epochs. During the sixth and seventh
    • constitution is like, for his outward appearance shall reveal it. In
    • whatever during the sixth epoch, our bodily form will then obtain its
    • even the outward physiognomy of our environment will have a very changed
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • upon our whole being. And we shall be unable to do anything whatever
    • believed that a man is a criminal if his posterior occipital lobe does
    • Nevertheless they are prophets. The materialists declare: A man is a
    • physical body which shows an insufficiently developed occipital lobe,
    • measures are needed in order to counter-balance this. If no preventive
    • steps to prevent that the course of evolution should follow the direction
    • now live in mankind, unless these preventive measures are taken, the
    • to prevent the terrible fate which will befall mankind during the sixth
    • if everything is left to follow the tendencies of that world-conception
    • that these things are fantastic notions are very clever people, but if
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    • the Atlantean epoch, everything was quite different. Let us therefore call
    • everything has therefore grown more and more hardened as far as man's
    • and hard. The animal forms are however quite hardened, so that their
    • in such a marked degree, even among the animals.
    • something which allows it to be transformed. But even the etheric body
    • then come into the sixth and seventh epochs. During the sixth and seventh
    • constitution is like, for his outward appearance shall reveal it. In
    • whatever during the sixth epoch, our bodily form will then obtain its
    • even the outward physiognomy of our environment will have a very changed
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • upon our whole being. And we shall be unable to do anything whatever
    • believed that a man is a criminal if his posterior occipital lobe does
    • Nevertheless they are prophets. The materialists declare: A man is a
    • physical body which shows an insufficiently developed occipital lobe,
    • measures are needed in order to counter-balance this. If no preventive
    • steps to prevent that the course of evolution should follow the direction
    • now live in mankind, unless these preventive measures are taken, the
    • to prevent the terrible fate which will befall mankind during the sixth
    • if everything is left to follow the tendencies of that world-conception
    • that these things are fantastic notions are very clever people, but if
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    • These skeptics often say that perhaps one who has developed hidden soul
    • however, that life itself, if one is attentive to it, confirms what spiritual
    • can be extremely useful in everyday life. This usefulness, which is not
    • even for those who are not particularly inclined to concern themselves
    • alcoholism” that has pervaded the important events of public life. This
    • cram for it. This cramming, however, is dreadful because it provides no
    • the opposite effects are obtained, however, when anthroposophy is taken
    • Often in anthroposophy, even a simple experiment repeated with
    • to health, and that many upsets bordering on severe illness can be
    • consider the numerous cases in which people can never find where they
    • Suppose, for example, a lady is forever putting her brooch down when
    • she takes it off in the evening, and then cannot find it in the morning. You
    • put it always in the same place. There is, however, a far more effective
    • brooch in a different place each evening, but as I do so I will hold the
    • whenever they are about to write. Actually, with some of them the
    • when they write, a jerk repeated for every up and down stroke. You can
    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • the classroom to strengthen the etheric body even in childhood. But, even
    • anything but foolish. Nevertheless, suppose that children were first taught
    • Surely, however, the effects of the force, when they become apparent,
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    • These skeptics often say that perhaps one who has developed hidden soul
    • however, that life itself, if one is attentive to it, confirms what spiritual
    • can be extremely useful in everyday life. This usefulness, which is not
    • even for those who are not particularly inclined to concern themselves
    • alcoholism” that has pervaded the important events of public life. This
    • cram for it. This cramming, however, is dreadful because it provides no
    • the opposite effects are obtained, however, when anthroposophy is taken
    • Often in anthroposophy, even a simple experiment repeated with
    • to health, and that many upsets bordering on severe illness can be
    • consider the numerous cases in which people can never find where they
    • Suppose, for example, a lady is forever putting her brooch down when
    • she takes it off in the evening, and then cannot find it in the morning. You
    • put it always in the same place. There is, however, a far more effective
    • brooch in a different place each evening, but as I do so I will hold the
    • whenever they are about to write. Actually, with some of them the
    • when they write, a jerk repeated for every up and down stroke. You can
    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • the classroom to strengthen the etheric body even in childhood. But, even
    • anything but foolish. Nevertheless, suppose that children were first taught
    • Surely, however, the effects of the force, when they become apparent,
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    • developed out of the anthroposophical view of the world, I will gladly
    • meet this request. However, it is difficult to be brief, especially about this
    • lecture, which can only be aphoristic, one can hardly develop correct
    • generally think about. Nevertheless, this evening I will attempt to present
    • anthroposophists to participate in everything and to stick our noses, so to
    • speak, into everything. That is absolutely not the case; but as the
    • science in turn believes itself to be moving with certainty only with what
    • understanding of the human being. But even if there is a kind of
    • the human being, nevertheless, the outer physical and chemical processes
    • never proceed within the human organism in the same form in which they
    • as if it were resting within itself. In reality, everything lives and weaves
    • This something different, which develops out of the nature processes in
    • proceeds in the human being as intrinsically human. Even, for example,
    • head, heart, wherever? What kind of processes are these? These are also
    • of the liver, out of the big toe, or the like. Everything is finally reduced
    • actually become the most highly developed teaching of the human being. Of
    • world to find out everything, while it is difficult if one has to work in
    • and then one finds out everything. It really isn't that simple. Thorough and
    • everything was worked through and, above all, verified completely on the
    • that what I just told you about developed — this medical-therapeutic
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    • developed out of the anthroposophical view of the world, I will gladly
    • meet this request. However, it is difficult to be brief, especially about this
    • lecture, which can only be aphoristic, one can hardly develop correct
    • generally think about. Nevertheless, this evening I will attempt to present
    • anthroposophists to participate in everything and to stick our noses, so to
    • speak, into everything. That is absolutely not the case; but as the
    • science in turn believes itself to be moving with certainty only with what
    • understanding of the human being. But even if there is a kind of
    • the human being, nevertheless, the outer physical and chemical processes
    • never proceed within the human organism in the same form in which they
    • as if it were resting within itself. In reality, everything lives and weaves
    • This something different, which develops out of the nature processes in
    • proceeds in the human being as intrinsically human. Even, for example,
    • head, heart, wherever? What kind of processes are these? These are also
    • of the liver, out of the big toe, or the like. Everything is finally reduced
    • actually become the most highly developed teaching of the human being. Of
    • world to find out everything, while it is difficult if one has to work in
    • and then one finds out everything. It really isn't that simple. Thorough and
    • everything was worked through and, above all, verified completely on the
    • that what I just told you about developed — this medical-therapeutic
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  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • IN our age it has become of ever increasing importance that those
    • conclusion of a series of events. It was also explained that at that
    • deeper understanding of this Mystery men should develop more and more
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • through that event for the evolution of mankind.
    • himself ready to receive the Christ-Being. This event is indicated
    • Golgotha, however, was the only one enacted on the physical plane. The
    • other events, which were preparatory, took place wholly in the
    • spiritual world; but the forces which were thus developed flowed down
    • three of these preparatory events that same Being was present who was
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • Mystery of Golgotha stands in its very center. Everything that went
    • before was in preparation for and pointed to this Event, which was the
    • center-point of human development, and everything that has since
    • receptive, is that which is able to develop its consciousness in the
    • to everyone able by means of Spiritual Science to look into the
    • for us to convey to him by our external education even the faintest
    • understanding. Nevertheless all that we can give him in the way of
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
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    • IN our age it has become of ever increasing importance that those
    • conclusion of a series of events. It was also explained that at that
    • deeper understanding of this Mystery men should develop more and more
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • through that event for the evolution of mankind.
    • himself ready to receive the Christ-Being. This event is indicated
    • Golgotha, however, was the only one enacted on the physical plane. The
    • other events, which were preparatory, took place wholly in the
    • spiritual world; but the forces which were thus developed flowed down
    • three of these preparatory events that same Being was present who was
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • Mystery of Golgotha stands in its very center. Everything that went
    • before was in preparation for and pointed to this Event, which was the
    • center-point of human development, and everything that has since
    • receptive, is that which is able to develop its consciousness in the
    • to everyone able by means of Spiritual Science to look into the
    • for us to convey to him by our external education even the faintest
    • understanding. Nevertheless all that we can give him in the way of
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
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    • distinction, even if only in thought, between the work we do in a
    • own epoch, throughout its duration, will develop and unfold the
    • fundamental characteristic will be that everything we call the fruits
    • this by saying that in every sphere of religion in the sixth epoch,
    • men that what a man likes to believe, what religious convictions he
    • civilized portion of humanity in the sixth epoch of culture. Everyone
    • materialistically but believes in immortality. We, today, knowing from
    • of human beings in which everything, without exception, must be built
    • developed in these associations peculiar to ancient India in order to
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • it must be in every epoch of culture.
    • epoch it is the consciousness or spiritual soul that has developed in
    • epoch its development will have been completed. In the sixth epoch,
    • however, it is the spirit self that must be developed within the souls
    • of men, just as now the consciousness soul is being developed. The
    • of human beings within which the spirit self is to develop as the
    • consciousness soul develops in the souls of the fifth epoch. We may
    • of culture and develop as individuals, raising individual life more
    • culture, is that men shall develop an individual culture, individual
    • development of the “human universal.” Because the
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    • distinction, even if only in thought, between the work we do in a
    • own epoch, throughout its duration, will develop and unfold the
    • fundamental characteristic will be that everything we call the fruits
    • this by saying that in every sphere of religion in the sixth epoch,
    • men that what a man likes to believe, what religious convictions he
    • civilized portion of humanity in the sixth epoch of culture. Everyone
    • materialistically but believes in immortality. We, today, knowing from
    • of human beings in which everything, without exception, must be built
    • developed in these associations peculiar to ancient India in order to
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • it must be in every epoch of culture.
    • epoch it is the consciousness or spiritual soul that has developed in
    • epoch its development will have been completed. In the sixth epoch,
    • however, it is the spirit self that must be developed within the souls
    • of men, just as now the consciousness soul is being developed. The
    • of human beings within which the spirit self is to develop as the
    • consciousness soul develops in the souls of the fifth epoch. We may
    • of culture and develop as individuals, raising individual life more
    • culture, is that men shall develop an individual culture, individual
    • development of the “human universal.” Because the
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • available to everyone.
    • in intellectual and spiritual work. This is so, however, only
    • development by the extent of one's disgust, but in this case, so
    • it is. Diet, through spiritual development, becomes the personal
    • be seen, however, that particularly in our age spiritual science
    • has something to say even concerning questions that directly affect
    • everyday life.
    • called idealists in that they believe they view the common aspects
    • of life from a certain exalted level. They raise this objection
    • material dimension by the strength of one's spirit.” Even a
    • well-intentioned idealist might level this objection against
    • to believe that man is indeed physically nothing more than what he
    • eats. Now, we shall have several things to say on this point.
    • truth of things. His attitude must never be agitatorial, and he
    • however, and similarly our bodies are of no use to our higher
    • is given them. This approach, however, remains an extremely
    • principle that every material occurrence, everything that takes
    • spiritual processes. Indeed, even the nutritional processes cannot
    • man is a unity even though the composition of his physical body
    • appears to be a conglomeration of chemical events.
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    • available to everyone.
    • in intellectual and spiritual work. This is so, however, only
    • development by the extent of one's disgust, but in this case, so
    • it is. Diet, through spiritual development, becomes the personal
    • be seen, however, that particularly in our age spiritual science
    • has something to say even concerning questions that directly affect
    • everyday life.
    • called idealists in that they believe they view the common aspects
    • of life from a certain exalted level. They raise this objection
    • material dimension by the strength of one's spirit.” Even a
    • well-intentioned idealist might level this objection against
    • to believe that man is indeed physically nothing more than what he
    • eats. Now, we shall have several things to say on this point.
    • truth of things. His attitude must never be agitatorial, and he
    • however, and similarly our bodies are of no use to our higher
    • is given them. This approach, however, remains an extremely
    • principle that every material occurrence, everything that takes
    • spiritual processes. Indeed, even the nutritional processes cannot
    • man is a unity even though the composition of his physical body
    • appears to be a conglomeration of chemical events.
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  • Title: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • Regard the evolution of history from whatever point of view you will, take
    • into consideration historical events in order to understand human
    • Golgotha, we find that, although the achievements of the peoples in all the
    • various nations were so great, nevertheless, in reality all these achievements
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • incomprehensible. However, if we investigate them without narrow-minded
    • superstition, for example the kind of superstition that believes that
    • it necessary — if we leave aside such views, we find that even the most
    • painful events in the course of world history can show us the significance
    • it — from a point of view which can reveal, as it were, the meaning of all
    • Augustine we continually find such allusions. Even in Scholasticism we find
    • However, we must understand the mystery of Christmas in a far wider
    • epoch will be followed by the sixth and by the seventh. And I have drawn
    • epoch and the sixth, and between the ancient Indian and the seventh epoch
    • Today, however, we will consider something which stood, in a sense, at the
    • kind of repetition of what the Egyptian mysteries of Isis revered when they
    • you already know how these things are to be understood. However, in the
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • simultaneously, the force that ripens everything that grows out of the
    • One of the Egyptian pyramids depicts the whole event in a particularly
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    • Regard the evolution of history from whatever point of view you will, take
    • into consideration historical events in order to understand human
    • Golgotha, we find that, although the achievements of the peoples in all the
    • various nations were so great, nevertheless, in reality all these achievements
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • incomprehensible. However, if we investigate them without narrow-minded
    • superstition, for example the kind of superstition that believes that
    • it necessary — if we leave aside such views, we find that even the most
    • painful events in the course of world history can show us the significance
    • it — from a point of view which can reveal, as it were, the meaning of all
    • Augustine we continually find such allusions. Even in Scholasticism we find
    • However, we must understand the mystery of Christmas in a far wider
    • epoch will be followed by the sixth and by the seventh. And I have drawn
    • epoch and the sixth, and between the ancient Indian and the seventh epoch
    • Today, however, we will consider something which stood, in a sense, at the
    • kind of repetition of what the Egyptian mysteries of Isis revered when they
    • you already know how these things are to be understood. However, in the
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • simultaneously, the force that ripens everything that grows out of the
    • One of the Egyptian pyramids depicts the whole event in a particularly
    • Maximum number of matches per file exceeded.
  • Title: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donor, this lecture has been made available to everyone.
    • Life of nature. But as humanity developed further, those instincts, which
    • fact that humanity itself is undergoing a development, which constitutes its
    • history, and which will form a whole within the long planetary development
    • are revealed most clearly, we find that its experience spans a comparatively
    • With regard to mankind, a certain law of development is found to run like a
    • an intermediate period of human development, eventually giving place to
    • the developing Consciousness Soul. It is that time when man will step fully
    • find certain observable laws in the development of humanity. We can compare
    • these developmental laws with those which, say, an insect experiences
    • as chance directed. Man who by virtue of his higher soul development is
    • handled his soul-life, below the animal level.
    • through spring, summer, autumn and winter. It does not give its development
    • succeeding phase of its life. Mankind, however, has left behind the age of
    • level of the animals. However much one may emphasize man's further steps
    • this or that century take its place in the whole development of our planet.
    • This is an idea to which man needs to grow accustomed so as to step even
    • further into the development of the Consciousness Soul. A man should be
    • account of what the historical development of humanity asks from my
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donor, this lecture has been made available to everyone.
    • Life of nature. But as humanity developed further, those instincts, which
    • fact that humanity itself is undergoing a development, which constitutes its
    • history, and which will form a whole within the long planetary development
    • are revealed most clearly, we find that its experience spans a comparatively
    • With regard to mankind, a certain law of development is found to run like a
    • an intermediate period of human development, eventually giving place to
    • the developing Consciousness Soul. It is that time when man will step fully
    • find certain observable laws in the development of humanity. We can compare
    • these developmental laws with those which, say, an insect experiences
    • as chance directed. Man who by virtue of his higher soul development is
    • handled his soul-life, below the animal level.
    • through spring, summer, autumn and winter. It does not give its development
    • succeeding phase of its life. Mankind, however, has left behind the age of
    • level of the animals. However much one may emphasize man's further steps
    • this or that century take its place in the whole development of our planet.
    • This is an idea to which man needs to grow accustomed so as to step even
    • further into the development of the Consciousness Soul. A man should be
    • account of what the historical development of humanity asks from my
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • anthroposophical truths in particular that I would like to develop for you.
    • We shall then see what a great impact on a person's everyday life these
    • what its connection is with ordinary everyday life.
    • nature of man's development is entirely different in the three different
    • seven-year stages. The pushing through of our permanent teeth, as I have
    • often mentioned, is connected with the development of forces that are not
    • physical body between birth and the seventh year, and this work comes to
    • It is obvious that the forces doing this work of developing the physical
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • were, suspended when their purpose has been achieved and the
    • permanent teeth have appeared. At the age of seven these forces go to
    • forces that are active within the human body until the seventh year are the
    • Now the forces that are active from the seventh year to the fourteenth
    • super-sensible knowledge and man's everyday existence. Something
    • process, however, is governed by super-sensible forces. These
    • process and a bodily process every time you want to remember
    • existence on the other, you will never understand man. There is no way
    • understanding are super-sensible, that is, everything we make use of for
    • these? These are will forces. All the will forces, everything in man that is
    • of life, that is, up till the seventh year, the fourteenth year and the
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    • anthroposophical truths in particular that I would like to develop for you.
    • We shall then see what a great impact on a person's everyday life these
    • what its connection is with ordinary everyday life.
    • nature of man's development is entirely different in the three different
    • seven-year stages. The pushing through of our permanent teeth, as I have
    • often mentioned, is connected with the development of forces that are not
    • physical body between birth and the seventh year, and this work comes to
    • It is obvious that the forces doing this work of developing the physical
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • were, suspended when their purpose has been achieved and the
    • permanent teeth have appeared. At the age of seven these forces go to
    • forces that are active within the human body until the seventh year are the
    • Now the forces that are active from the seventh year to the fourteenth
    • super-sensible knowledge and man's everyday existence. Something
    • process, however, is governed by super-sensible forces. These
    • process and a bodily process every time you want to remember
    • existence on the other, you will never understand man. There is no way
    • understanding are super-sensible, that is, everything we make use of for
    • these? These are will forces. All the will forces, everything in man that is
    • of life, that is, up till the seventh year, the fourteenth year and the
    • Maximum number of matches per file exceeded.
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • development, which began in the 15th century of our Christian era, is
    • humanity must gradually develop the Spiritual Soul. The preceding
    • developed the Intellectual or Mind Soul.
    • to achieve a conscious result one must make an inward effort, above
    • the period of the development of thought. People are proud of the fact
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • not) must come from that which human beings can develop out of
    • people. Everything which the human being develops out of himself
    • indifference, not even in mere thoughts and feelings, even though we
    • social impulse ought to develop. Yet it can only develop during sleep.
    • subconsciously of course, but it nevertheless actually penetrates our
    • tendency to sleep always develops in you so that you may experience
    • meet social arrangements and structures in society, even if these
    • what credit, capital and interest are. Yet even these things which
    • development in this time, for consciousness to be present. It would
    • just these anti-social forces did not become ever more powerful; they
    • progress properly, anti-social forces must develop
    • In earlier periods the development of the anti-social forces was not
    • their development. Outwardly, in social life, structures must work so
    • One must grasp the essential inner development of mankind in our time,
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    • development, which began in the 15th century of our Christian era, is
    • humanity must gradually develop the Spiritual Soul. The preceding
    • developed the Intellectual or Mind Soul.
    • to achieve a conscious result one must make an inward effort, above
    • the period of the development of thought. People are proud of the fact
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • not) must come from that which human beings can develop out of
    • people. Everything which the human being develops out of himself
    • indifference, not even in mere thoughts and feelings, even though we
    • social impulse ought to develop. Yet it can only develop during sleep.
    • subconsciously of course, but it nevertheless actually penetrates our
    • tendency to sleep always develops in you so that you may experience
    • meet social arrangements and structures in society, even if these
    • what credit, capital and interest are. Yet even these things which
    • development in this time, for consciousness to be present. It would
    • just these anti-social forces did not become ever more powerful; they
    • progress properly, anti-social forces must develop
    • In earlier periods the development of the anti-social forces was not
    • their development. Outwardly, in social life, structures must work so
    • One must grasp the essential inner development of mankind in our time,
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    • any thoughts which could have been fruitful in that sphere. Even
    • — concerning which one may venture to say that even he was not quite
    • did it never really come to the surface?
    • of mankind, he would have believed that he too could speak about the
    • spirit; he would have believed that by reiterating Spirit, spirit,
    • gave at the University of Berlin in the seventies of the last century.
    • the best that has been said at this level of scholarship. From the
    • Goethe himself did not succeed in lifting to the level of spiritual
    • Why is it that through the whole development of this brilliant phase
    • developed through the centuries to the condition in which it finds
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • was going on all the time, and it developed in a perfectly
    • Latin-Roman influence. Everything pertaining to the State, to the
    • economic ideas and procedures are a direct development from social
    • belong together, in spite of external unification. Inwardly, however,
    • of the Roman element had even found its way into the wild Nibelung men
    • for everything that happened has also brought blessings and was
    • developed from the seeds planted in mid-European civilisation was
    • infantile disease, from ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture
    • gets ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture measles’, if one
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    • any thoughts which could have been fruitful in that sphere. Even
    • — concerning which one may venture to say that even he was not quite
    • did it never really come to the surface?
    • of mankind, he would have believed that he too could speak about the
    • spirit; he would have believed that by reiterating Spirit, spirit,
    • gave at the University of Berlin in the seventies of the last century.
    • the best that has been said at this level of scholarship. From the
    • Goethe himself did not succeed in lifting to the level of spiritual
    • Why is it that through the whole development of this brilliant phase
    • developed through the centuries to the condition in which it finds
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • was going on all the time, and it developed in a perfectly
    • Latin-Roman influence. Everything pertaining to the State, to the
    • economic ideas and procedures are a direct development from social
    • belong together, in spite of external unification. Inwardly, however,
    • of the Roman element had even found its way into the wild Nibelung men
    • for everything that happened has also brought blessings and was
    • developed from the seeds planted in mid-European civilisation was
    • infantile disease, from ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture
    • gets ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture measles’, if one
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • life; everything experienced by the soul in the form of pricks of
    • asleep. Strictly speaking, the inner will is not revealed to us;
    • nevertheless when we look back, its effects can be apprehended
    • belongs to the soul. Will therefore reveals itself in organic
    • trying to penetrate into us, preventing us from full experience of our
    • indeed even to those he loved or knew intimately. These conditions can
    • all social endeavor should be to prevent human beings from becoming
    • the ear that hears of it. — Nevertheless man must realize that life
    • Now these waves of the will surge even higher — into the conceptual
    • rejection or denial. Everything we negate in life, everything the
    • relation to the outer world — to the level of abstract judgment.
    • can surge even higher — into the domain of the senses. When negative
    • time, when owing to the development of the ego we no longer feel any
    • body — not as intensely as we do, but nevertheless intensely. — Not
    • so the ancient Persians. The wise men among them did not believe that
    • the sun-mystery must now arise. Behind everything that takes place in
    • development of contemporary civilization. This was Julian the
    • subconsciousness, into purely organic activity and even into
    • and records of the ancient wisdom. Everything that could in any
    • enunciated as a categorical truth in every book of physics today. But
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    • life; everything experienced by the soul in the form of pricks of
    • asleep. Strictly speaking, the inner will is not revealed to us;
    • nevertheless when we look back, its effects can be apprehended
    • belongs to the soul. Will therefore reveals itself in organic
    • trying to penetrate into us, preventing us from full experience of our
    • indeed even to those he loved or knew intimately. These conditions can
    • all social endeavor should be to prevent human beings from becoming
    • the ear that hears of it. — Nevertheless man must realize that life
    • Now these waves of the will surge even higher — into the conceptual
    • rejection or denial. Everything we negate in life, everything the
    • relation to the outer world — to the level of abstract judgment.
    • can surge even higher — into the domain of the senses. When negative
    • time, when owing to the development of the ego we no longer feel any
    • body — not as intensely as we do, but nevertheless intensely. — Not
    • so the ancient Persians. The wise men among them did not believe that
    • the sun-mystery must now arise. Behind everything that takes place in
    • development of contemporary civilization. This was Julian the
    • subconsciousness, into purely organic activity and even into
    • and records of the ancient wisdom. Everything that could in any
    • enunciated as a categorical truth in every book of physics today. But
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    • The subject before us is concerned with two ideas that man can never
    • his search. We have at the same time the feeling that whatever in the
    • then look for a little at some of these conceptions, even though they
    • order of our life; it leaves us free to go forward in everyday life as
    • without fear the revelations that await him at the Threshold. Again, in
    • cultural renditions that change and develop, but man's life of soul is
    • other planets. Ever since the time of Copernicus, this is the picture
    • olden times, however, this heliocentric conception of the world was a
    • knowledge to-day, freely spoken of by everyone, was in earlier times a
    • the same as [that which] in ancient times prevented the priests from giving
    • the perception and understanding of the self developed to what it is
    • not misunderstood) becomes, even in ordinary life, cognition on a
    • higher level. For when we permeate pure thinking with moral ideas and
    • ideal, however, that is indissolubly bound up with his worth and
    • set us upon the path. In all the development of natural science in
    • clearly. Study the development of natural science and you will be
    • fact that scientists base their results everywhere on observation and
    • experiment. And through the work he does in thinking, man develops an
    • although the thought remains united with him, it nevertheless wrests
    • in the field of astronomy or physics or chemistry to-day, or even only
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    • The subject before us is concerned with two ideas that man can never
    • his search. We have at the same time the feeling that whatever in the
    • then look for a little at some of these conceptions, even though they
    • order of our life; it leaves us free to go forward in everyday life as
    • without fear the revelations that await him at the Threshold. Again, in
    • cultural renditions that change and develop, but man's life of soul is
    • other planets. Ever since the time of Copernicus, this is the picture
    • olden times, however, this heliocentric conception of the world was a
    • knowledge to-day, freely spoken of by everyone, was in earlier times a
    • the same as [that which] in ancient times prevented the priests from giving
    • the perception and understanding of the self developed to what it is
    • not misunderstood) becomes, even in ordinary life, cognition on a
    • higher level. For when we permeate pure thinking with moral ideas and
    • ideal, however, that is indissolubly bound up with his worth and
    • set us upon the path. In all the development of natural science in
    • clearly. Study the development of natural science and you will be
    • fact that scientists base their results everywhere on observation and
    • experiment. And through the work he does in thinking, man develops an
    • although the thought remains united with him, it nevertheless wrests
    • in the field of astronomy or physics or chemistry to-day, or even only
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  • Title: Lecture: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
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    • be vague and nebulous whenever it is a question of getting beyond the
    • facts of everyday life.
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • existence, and they are severed by untruthfulness. The purely
    • such a severance takes place. And that is why man is subject to so
    • physical point of view. But when, through untruthfulness, he severs
    • sense of being “out of the common.” But even here he has fallen
    • into an inner uncertainty that makes itself felt even in the physical body.
    • thus describes him. The essential thing, however, is that he shall be
    • it to be this copy of reality. It behooves us, however, to feel the
    • body. A highly developed sense of beauty gives us a right relation to
    • “Never do I feel the peripheral structure of my hands and fingers so
    • vividly as when this statue stands there before me! Never have I such
    • affecting even the very pores of his skin. In ancient times men were
    • view everything from the head — the organ belonging to these
    • when this sense is highly developed, it binds man strongly to the
    • awakened in the soul. Beauty gives us joy once more, even in the
    • never to undervalue the significance of beauty in education and in
    • How can man develop an actual power that will lead him directly into
    • When this true morality develops into momentous impulses of will which
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    • be vague and nebulous whenever it is a question of getting beyond the
    • facts of everyday life.
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • existence, and they are severed by untruthfulness. The purely
    • such a severance takes place. And that is why man is subject to so
    • physical point of view. But when, through untruthfulness, he severs
    • sense of being “out of the common.” But even here he has fallen
    • into an inner uncertainty that makes itself felt even in the physical body.
    • thus describes him. The essential thing, however, is that he shall be
    • it to be this copy of reality. It behooves us, however, to feel the
    • body. A highly developed sense of beauty gives us a right relation to
    • “Never do I feel the peripheral structure of my hands and fingers so
    • vividly as when this statue stands there before me! Never have I such
    • affecting even the very pores of his skin. In ancient times men were
    • view everything from the head — the organ belonging to these
    • when this sense is highly developed, it binds man strongly to the
    • awakened in the soul. Beauty gives us joy once more, even in the
    • never to undervalue the significance of beauty in education and in
    • How can man develop an actual power that will lead him directly into
    • When this true morality develops into momentous impulses of will which
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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • festival which lifts human understanding to the highest level, and
    • which, although it is also generally celebrated, cannot however be
    • — in a dream, or however one may wish to call it. Here we have to
    • do with the perception of this event through inner soul-forces,
    • which is never properly grasped in the present age. To-day we usually
    • differently in ancient times — for instance, seven or eight
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • giving them insight into the course of world-events. Thus, on the one
    • dream-experience, in inward perception, by the event of Christ Jesus'
    • birth, while, on the other, the Three Magi from the East developed a
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • the starry worlds and wherein the secrets of human events were also
    • revealed. This ancient knowledge of the stars was something quite
    • presence of an essential Being in the universe, in the case of every
    • even spoke with the individual planets, as we to-day speak merely from
    • character that, even then, in the age of instinctive clairvoyance, the
    • pupil was led to develop a more wide-awake life than normally. The
    • 2000 years, or even 1000 years, before the Mystery of Golgotha (such
    • nevertheless true, that what our children learn as arithmetic and
    • things, so remote from life and reality. There is not even a true
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    • festival which lifts human understanding to the highest level, and
    • which, although it is also generally celebrated, cannot however be
    • — in a dream, or however one may wish to call it. Here we have to
    • do with the perception of this event through inner soul-forces,
    • which is never properly grasped in the present age. To-day we usually
    • differently in ancient times — for instance, seven or eight
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • giving them insight into the course of world-events. Thus, on the one
    • dream-experience, in inward perception, by the event of Christ Jesus'
    • birth, while, on the other, the Three Magi from the East developed a
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • the starry worlds and wherein the secrets of human events were also
    • revealed. This ancient knowledge of the stars was something quite
    • presence of an essential Being in the universe, in the case of every
    • even spoke with the individual planets, as we to-day speak merely from
    • character that, even then, in the age of instinctive clairvoyance, the
    • pupil was led to develop a more wide-awake life than normally. The
    • 2000 years, or even 1000 years, before the Mystery of Golgotha (such
    • nevertheless true, that what our children learn as arithmetic and
    • things, so remote from life and reality. There is not even a true
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • strongly on current everyday issues, could be considered from the
    • the interests of immediate life. People believe — some as a
    • everyday events. People consider it, in both a good and a bad sense,
    • believe that what, in effect, is a sort of parochial politics is the
    • everyday life, and which since then, has transformed the whole of our
    • following ingenious comment to make; One could not believe that this
    • unpractical to the highest degree, because it would cause severe
    • times that are not so far behind us, we find that even the leading
    • impossible for women to get into the educated professions or ever be
    • of natural science it is hardly surprising that one believes those to
    • personalities of world-historic development of recent times —
    • This however,
    • women's abilities has been answered, nevertheless, if we wish to
    • said about the difference between man and woman! Everywhere today you
    • every woman who looks dispassionately at a man sees him as a big
    • history of humanity's development to see that there were times once,
    • vary in all directions. Even more noticeable for us is the fact that
    • humanity itself. People do not consider, however, that the life of
    • and fro the self-evident rights of man. Nowhere, however, is it
    • That never entered anyone's head. The women's question came into
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    • strongly on current everyday issues, could be considered from the
    • the interests of immediate life. People believe — some as a
    • everyday events. People consider it, in both a good and a bad sense,
    • believe that what, in effect, is a sort of parochial politics is the
    • everyday life, and which since then, has transformed the whole of our
    • following ingenious comment to make; One could not believe that this
    • unpractical to the highest degree, because it would cause severe
    • times that are not so far behind us, we find that even the leading
    • impossible for women to get into the educated professions or ever be
    • of natural science it is hardly surprising that one believes those to
    • personalities of world-historic development of recent times —
    • This however,
    • women's abilities has been answered, nevertheless, if we wish to
    • said about the difference between man and woman! Everywhere today you
    • every woman who looks dispassionately at a man sees him as a big
    • history of humanity's development to see that there were times once,
    • vary in all directions. Even more noticeable for us is the fact that
    • humanity itself. People do not consider, however, that the life of
    • and fro the self-evident rights of man. Nowhere, however, is it
    • That never entered anyone's head. The women's question came into
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  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • “Nothing has ever been said that is not in utmost degree the purest
    • result of developing Anthroposophy ... Whoever reads this privately
    • be necessary, however, to put up with the fact that erroneous matter
    • us that he was able to believe in Christ only from the moment in
    • which the Christ appeared to him through the event at Damascus. This
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • convinced of the true existence of the Christ-being before the event
    • Until the event at Damascus, Paul saw in the shameful crucifixion of
    • outside their bodies with their souls and were able to reveive the
    • distant ages people never contemplated death as an end. Their problem
    • development — that death began to have a real influence in
    • death, they would never have been able to develop an intellect, for
    • and Moon it would never have been able to develop beings who know
    • something about death, and can therefore develop the intellect within
    • and on which they cannot develop the intellect. It is not possible
    • the whole Earth would have become entirely intellectual, without ever
    • Ahriman uses every opportunity to encourage men in the exclusive use
    • his rule over the earth. In this time even theology becomes
    • edge to Ahriman's rule through the Christ event, Ahriman would have
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • “Nothing has ever been said that is not in utmost degree the purest
    • result of developing Anthroposophy ... Whoever reads this privately
    • be necessary, however, to put up with the fact that erroneous matter
    • us that he was able to believe in Christ only from the moment in
    • which the Christ appeared to him through the event at Damascus. This
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • convinced of the true existence of the Christ-being before the event
    • Until the event at Damascus, Paul saw in the shameful crucifixion of
    • outside their bodies with their souls and were able to reveive the
    • distant ages people never contemplated death as an end. Their problem
    • development — that death began to have a real influence in
    • death, they would never have been able to develop an intellect, for
    • and Moon it would never have been able to develop beings who know
    • something about death, and can therefore develop the intellect within
    • and on which they cannot develop the intellect. It is not possible
    • the whole Earth would have become entirely intellectual, without ever
    • Ahriman uses every opportunity to encourage men in the exclusive use
    • his rule over the earth. In this time even theology becomes
    • edge to Ahriman's rule through the Christ event, Ahriman would have
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  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Whatever we may think of the historical truth of this tradition, it is
    • will prove. Even when the man who lives in this every-day world does
    • linger, in his mind. As to the man who is as yet undeveloped, when he
    • “Let a man withdraw himself ever so much within the realm of pure
    • sense-perceptions.” This statement holds good, however, only for
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • developing organs which can perceive spiritual truths (just as Nature
    • his Doctrine of Ideas. In demanding this, however, he demanded no more
    • which perhaps has been drawn on paper, but we think of any and every
    • representation of a comprehensive spiritual fact. Here again, however,
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • true Occultists have in every age demanded from their disciples the
    • — this is what everyone who really seeks after Truth should keep
    • never find a Circle in the World, which will not confirm for thee in
    • super-sensible mathematical perception; no experience will ever
    • however, the point becomes alive, the zero becomes an active Cause.
    • are dead; if, however, we perceive these points as differential
    • precisely to this. Whatever may be objected in particular against
    • In this way important indications have been set for Occultism. Even
    • thought-control. Even if errors do creep in this field, they will
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    • Whatever we may think of the historical truth of this tradition, it is
    • will prove. Even when the man who lives in this every-day world does
    • linger, in his mind. As to the man who is as yet undeveloped, when he
    • “Let a man withdraw himself ever so much within the realm of pure
    • sense-perceptions.” This statement holds good, however, only for
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • developing organs which can perceive spiritual truths (just as Nature
    • his Doctrine of Ideas. In demanding this, however, he demanded no more
    • which perhaps has been drawn on paper, but we think of any and every
    • representation of a comprehensive spiritual fact. Here again, however,
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • true Occultists have in every age demanded from their disciples the
    • — this is what everyone who really seeks after Truth should keep
    • never find a Circle in the World, which will not confirm for thee in
    • super-sensible mathematical perception; no experience will ever
    • however, the point becomes alive, the zero becomes an active Cause.
    • are dead; if, however, we perceive these points as differential
    • precisely to this. Whatever may be objected in particular against
    • In this way important indications have been set for Occultism. Even
    • thought-control. Even if errors do creep in this field, they will
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    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series
    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series
    • lecture. But important points emerge even from these incomplete notes.
    • manuscripts by Shakespeare have ever been found, they are also based
    • plays reveal that they were written by a man who had a thorough
    • action, as in the wonderful exposition and development of the single
    • This development in art which culminated in Shakespeare is determined
    • by the preceding phase of cultural development; the Renaissance
    • the early Middle Ages we find, even in Dante and in spite of
    • Shakespeare's plays. He simply allows the events to take their course
    • and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his action in such
    • experiences could only enrich his dramatic creation. Even the fact
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
    • the effect produced by the characters must have been even greater than
    • by bad staging), Shakespeare's plays leave a strong impression, even
    • which has never been surpassed throughout the centuries.
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    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series
    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series
    • lecture. But important points emerge even from these incomplete notes.
    • manuscripts by Shakespeare have ever been found, they are also based
    • plays reveal that they were written by a man who had a thorough
    • action, as in the wonderful exposition and development of the single
    • This development in art which culminated in Shakespeare is determined
    • by the preceding phase of cultural development; the Renaissance
    • the early Middle Ages we find, even in Dante and in spite of
    • Shakespeare's plays. He simply allows the events to take their course
    • and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his action in such
    • experiences could only enrich his dramatic creation. Even the fact
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
    • the effect produced by the characters must have been even greater than
    • by bad staging), Shakespeare's plays leave a strong impression, even
    • which has never been surpassed throughout the centuries.
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    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series entitled,
    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series
    • emerge even from these incomplete notes.
    • schiller and the development of German literature in general
    • Shakespeare's hand have ever been found; they are also
    • witness that he is their author. His plays reveal that they were
    • wonderful development of the individual characters. The poet
    • artistic development, which culminated in Shakespeare, was made
    • possible by the preceding phase of cultural development: the
    • Renaissance. During the early middle ages we find, even in Dante
    • simply allows the events to take their course consistently,
    • stage, and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his
    • dramatic creation. Even the fact that in spite of his good
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
    • staging, Shakespeare's plays leave a strong impression, even when
    • case today, will the effect of Shakespeare's art be ever
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    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series entitled,
    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series
    • emerge even from these incomplete notes.
    • schiller and the development of German literature in general
    • Shakespeare's hand have ever been found; they are also
    • witness that he is their author. His plays reveal that they were
    • wonderful development of the individual characters. The poet
    • artistic development, which culminated in Shakespeare, was made
    • possible by the preceding phase of cultural development: the
    • Renaissance. During the early middle ages we find, even in Dante
    • simply allows the events to take their course consistently,
    • stage, and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his
    • dramatic creation. Even the fact that in spite of his good
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
    • staging, Shakespeare's plays leave a strong impression, even when
    • case today, will the effect of Shakespeare's art be ever
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    • Several passages in the German are very obscure.
    • Several passages in the German are very obscure.
    • spiritual streams with which it is connected. An even more important
    • borders for the attack. They were, however, able to achieve nothing.
    • Osiris, who represented the inpouring Divine. He is the Revealer. The
    • become independent. Everything that comes from him is a call to the
    • everything which has not come from out of the soul itself. ‘You
    • must strip off everything that is external revelation, everything that
    • believe in the truth of the Gospels unless the authority of the
    • itself. Life is everywhere. The limited form is the hindrance. There
    • forces which stream out in every direction. Form grows precisely out
    • Life as such overcomes every Form. It propagates itself through
    • Christianity and lives in all forms and confessions. Whoever seeks the
    • Revealer, Roman, Rosicrucian, Soul, Templars, Waldenses, Widow
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    • Several passages in the German are very obscure.
    • Several passages in the German are very obscure.
    • spiritual streams with which it is connected. An even more important
    • borders for the attack. They were, however, able to achieve nothing.
    • Osiris, who represented the inpouring Divine. He is the Revealer. The
    • become independent. Everything that comes from him is a call to the
    • everything which has not come from out of the soul itself. ‘You
    • must strip off everything that is external revelation, everything that
    • believe in the truth of the Gospels unless the authority of the
    • itself. Life is everywhere. The limited form is the hindrance. There
    • forces which stream out in every direction. Form grows precisely out
    • Life as such overcomes every Form. It propagates itself through
    • Christianity and lives in all forms and confessions. Whoever seeks the
    • Revealer, Roman, Rosicrucian, Soul, Templars, Waldenses, Widow
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    • acquired by the survey of ever-greater periods of time. The Greek
  • Title: Man as a Being: Introduction
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    • “Nothing has ever been said that was not the purest result of
    • Anthroposophy as it developed ... Whoever reads this privately printed
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    • To-day, when everything is in a way turned upside down, it has even
    • something quite other than the development of consciousness of our own
    • nevertheless anyone who can really analyse the whole field of our
    • of sight, the seventh the sense of taste, the eighth the sense of
    • should be entirely unable to develop full consciousness. Next comes
    • we experience the sense of sight. The eleventh sense is the sense of
    • then you would certainly never be objectively clear about the man's
    • hearing, and even more the word-sense, the sense of thought and the
    • ego-sense, are poorly developed. Such a man lives as it were without
    • even of smell, change everything around them according to their
    • every day. If you want an example, you can see it in the latest
    • thoughts of another. He seizes hold of everything as if he were
    • drinking wine or vinegar or eating some kind of food. Everything
    • nevertheless, when you touch something, the experience you have is an
    • subjective manner, this movement and this balance are nevertheless
    • conveys this to you also. Even though the process is confined within
    • other egos near us, if we were never to perceive words and thoughts?
    • still develops to some extent on the surface. There we do have a clear
    • exception of the limb-system, but actually even that too), very few
    • civilisation, or culture, or refinement of taste has not developed so
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    • But at all events, if we are quite clear about this distinction
    • being thoroughly we shall never reach full clarity about the most
    • century, human progress has consisted predominantly in the development
    • believe themselves to represent the spiritual life of to-day
    • modern philosophy developed out of Scholasticism, people thought that
    • humanity believes that it forms an unprejudiced judgment, whereas the
    • judgment it utters is nothing but the result of an historical event.
    • difficulty — only by the survey of ever wider and wider
    • is an utter impossibility. We do not even understand Aristotle. And
    • Even when Aristotle was compiling his logic, which is certainly pretty
    • external knowledge, even if not personal vision — there was
    • the spiritual world, even if only in an instinctive way. And for him
    • Nevertheless, out of this superficial knowledge people do hold forth
    • important element in European development.
    • to develop more and more, reaching western humanity just in the middle
    • one can say that during its development from the fourth to the
    • thereafter establishes itself firmly, applying reason ever more and
    • be worth while, and he achieved nothing of any intrinsic value,
    • repudiated. Hence his psychology remained truncated, since he achieved
    • developed in this respect was developed within the ancient eastern
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    • expression in everyday communal life. You find it in the relationship
    • of two human capacities which even the most casual examination shows
    • these ideas are even made to cover the plants. The scientists form an
    • death and even plant death, all in the same way, without taking into
    • memory develops in the course of the development of the individual.
    • way it expresses itself from the ages of six, seven or eight onwards.
    • concerned the child is an imitator, an imitator even as regards the
    • faculty of memory arises more out of the child's inward development,
    • I can only hint at these things, for in the last resort everyone, if
    • memory, interwoven as it were with the formation of concepts, develops
    • On the other hand, what develops in us as the faculty of memory
    • and death, but that we have to develop a higher faculty which traces
    • so heavy that it would crush everything that lay beneath it were it
    • which the human being is involved. But even if you do not stress this
    • head, in the early stages of its development, becomes more like the
    • shape, we bring with us out of our previous earth-life. Whoever
    • call material and what in later life, from seven to eight years of age
    • onwards, develops as the soul-spiritual life. It really is a fact that
    • I developed this more fully in the course of lectures given here in
    • show how it is developed in the present earth-life, but passes over
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    • Dornach, Michaelmas Eve, 1924
    • instreaming of the Michael-Power into the spiritual events of man's life on
    • Festival. That however will only be possible when the might and power of the
    • of the karma of the Anthroposophical Society. We can however carry these
    • great numbers of their fellow-men, beings who, however, only show themselves
    • stands revealed in wondrously beautiful words what Raphael had placed before
    • nevertheless led over World Being and World Thought into the realm of the
    • beautiful completeness, but he never succeeded in drawing any picture of
    • the hearts and minds of men, what lives of him still in their reverence and
    • and write about him. This time however he spoke only of his pictures and not
    • deep impression they make on us. Whatever we have before us in immediate
    • sense-reality, whatever the eye can see and recognise as beautiful — all
    • Michael mood of this year, until not only is the Michael Thought revealed in
    • and points us to that which must now take place. For it must even be so that
    • He, the Christ-messenger, revealeth in you —
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    • Dornach, Michaelmas Eve, 1924
    • instreaming of the Michael-Power into the spiritual events of man's life on
    • Festival. That however will only be possible when the might and power of the
    • of the karma of the Anthroposophical Society. We can however carry these
    • great numbers of their fellow-men, beings who, however, only show themselves
    • stands revealed in wondrously beautiful words what Raphael had placed before
    • nevertheless led over World Being and World Thought into the realm of the
    • beautiful completeness, but he never succeeded in drawing any picture of
    • the hearts and minds of men, what lives of him still in their reverence and
    • and write about him. This time however he spoke only of his pictures and not
    • deep impression they make on us. Whatever we have before us in immediate
    • sense-reality, whatever the eye can see and recognise as beautiful — all
    • Michael mood of this year, until not only is the Michael Thought revealed in
    • and points us to that which must now take place. For it must even be so that
    • He, the Christ-messenger, revealeth in you —
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    • put to direct application in everyday life, and we may sometimes be
    • inclined to feel it all rather remote from everyday life. But this is
    • knowledge concerning the secrets of the spiritual world is at every
    • hour, at every moment, of vital and profound significance for our
    • environment of the so-called dead conditions are such that everything
    • death and a new birth is so constituted that everything we do awakens
    • a new birth we can do nothing, we cannot even move, pictorially
    • develops in an animal or in a human being, all science and all schools
    • the play of cosmic forces. Everything that takes shape in the egg is
    • abode, in which the Cosmos, the whole World-System, is developing this
    • being of soul could never descend if it had not itself worked at the
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • never been made remain outside the circle.
    • contact — the animal kingdom — we can say that everything
    • the dead does, even when he simply moves, causes either pleasure or
    • pain in his environment, so we can say concerning everything
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • or outside them. Even in the case of souls with whom we are already
    • be attained by those who have enough perseverance, along the path
    • for such experiences reveal the complete difference of the spiritual
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    • put to direct application in everyday life, and we may sometimes be
    • inclined to feel it all rather remote from everyday life. But this is
    • knowledge concerning the secrets of the spiritual world is at every
    • hour, at every moment, of vital and profound significance for our
    • environment of the so-called dead conditions are such that everything
    • death and a new birth is so constituted that everything we do awakens
    • a new birth we can do nothing, we cannot even move, pictorially
    • develops in an animal or in a human being, all science and all schools
    • the play of cosmic forces. Everything that takes shape in the egg is
    • abode, in which the Cosmos, the whole World-System, is developing this
    • being of soul could never descend if it had not itself worked at the
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • never been made remain outside the circle.
    • contact — the animal kingdom — we can say that everything
    • the dead does, even when he simply moves, causes either pleasure or
    • pain in his environment, so we can say concerning everything
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • or outside them. Even in the case of souls with whom we are already
    • be attained by those who have enough perseverance, along the path
    • for such experiences reveal the complete difference of the spiritual
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture I: The Egyptian period, and the present time.
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    • human effort and research, of human development, morals, and life,
    • mighty event in earthly evolution which we know as the advent of
    • gradually developing humanity, seeds which remained hidden during the
    • similar exists as a deep mystery in the development of man. In history
    • a remarkable secret is revealed to us when we follow these connections
    • compare that which developed in ancient Rome with the feeling, the
    • results of civilization develop in an exceedingly profound way from
    • Everyone knows this wonderful figure of the Virgin in the centre of
    • would ask you, however, to note one thing with regard to it which
    • cloud out of which develop a great number of similar little children,
    • the clouds seem to be in process of development, and the child in the
    • Madonna is also revealed in the Egyptian myth, for it there describes
    • gatherings where true believers met true priests. Think of the effect
    • else which developed in the peculiar constitution of the Egyptian
    • as tradition. The Egyptian was the reverse of a theorist or mere
    • yet human to any high degree; it was only in course of development,
    • lines going in every direction. Space may be felt, it may be
    • shall see a further development. In the Pyramid we see presented the
    • exists, and he even comes to deny what is spiritual. He believes that
  • 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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    • Mysteries cannot discern the connection, they cannot even observe the
    • people have exactly the same illness — in reality this never
    • humanity — will seem absurd; however, they are not so. How is
    • Nevertheless, it is of great use to the inner being of man to dwell on
    • eyes we cannot see the events of those times, nor with sensely hands
    • however, it necessitated the suppression of the ego, as in
    • healthy conditions, would result in his never being ill from internal
    • even dangerously ill, we must not regard this as a sign that Spiritual
    • This took place, however, millions and millions of years ago.
    • healing power even today.
    • eyes, because our sense organs had not developed; the sun's influence,
    • however, penetrated through the veils of mist and cloud, and with the
    • shall best understand the purpose of this development if we enquire:
    • will go into the Moon development later.) This common body was then
    • Now think of development as having progressed: the sun withdrew. What
    • outside. Beings who represented truly living ever-accelerating
    • stiffening; everything which would have tended to make form permanent.
    • There remained to man, however, from these ancient times something
    • accordance with the law of repetition everything he had passed through
    • guided and adjusted everything that man experienced in the first
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture III: The Kingdoms of Nature. Group-egos. The Centre of Man. The Kingdoms of Higher Spiritual Beings.
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    • acknowledge that whereas every human being has its individual
    • not every animal has an “ I ,” but that certain groups of
    • eyes it is present within the skin of every human being. This is not
    • recognized, but also in every direction by astral currents, and in
    • astral substances. It is this also which cooperates in the development
    • The clairvoyant sees every growing plant thus surrounded by astral
    • flower is plucked; exactly the reverse is the case. For example, when
    • not the case that in the astral world everything is astral; this is as
    • little the case as that in the physical world everything is physical.
    • astral body, and even the ego of man; and the clairvoyant also sees
    • the mineral. Astral rays stream thus from every mineral. They have no
    • connected with the Universe, it is as if every single thing in the
    • disappear as if into a hollow globe. You can think of every mineral as
    • everywhere in the world. These hollow globes interpenetrate each
    • stream towards us from every direction of space. These egos reveal
    • egos of minerals form the circumference of the earth-sphere. Wherever
    • Let us picture how things were at one time in the earth's development.
    • ever softer and softer till at last its condition is fluidic or even
    • We need never lose respect for the writings of true Initiates when we
    • come to understand them; every line of the inspired Biblical record
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  • 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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    • normal development man is incapable of working beyond one incarnation.
    • parlance, Asuras. Spiritual Beings are at work everywhere in the
    • “solid”; everything fluid (not only water but quicksilver,
    • for instance) is called “water”; everything in the shape of
    • gas, “air”; everything that can be perceived as having any
    • as aquatic creatures, such as fish, but, in spite of the ever-changing
    • universe, and man, Beings who are at a higher stage even than the
    • than warmth. Wherever there is anything that sends forth light we
    • of Form. It is they who give form to everything around us. Wherever
    • within the mighty whole; nothing is repeated, everything is under the
    • Thus we pass to greater and ever greater grades of' Spiritual Beings,
    • ever greater degrees of perfection. This is also the case as regards
    • now, they also have passed through lower stages of development.
    • Form, whom we look up to and reverence as very exalted Beings, passed
    • these Beings! But even they are under the law of evolution, and
    • rose through ever higher and higher stages of development during the
    • development, to find another dwelling-place, and that was why they
    • degree of development behind them were intimately connected with this
    • made in schools to demonstrate the course of this development. A small
    • development. These Beings had progressed too far to make of the earth
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  • 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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    • of human Development.
    • The sacrifice of the substance by the Thrones, Kyriotetes, Dynamis, and Exusiai. Jehovah and the Elohim, and their co-operative activity in the stages of human Development.
    • gradually developed out of the cosmos; that in a far distant past the
    • that not only man goes through development, but that all the Beings in
    • the cosmos are undergoing development also. Those exalted Beings who
    • — have also passed through a development; previously they were at
    • capable of carrying on their development from the genesis of the
    • everywhere who have fallen behind at some stage. Yesterday we heard
    • everything solid away from man, also everything liquid and everything
    • condition of Saturn, because few people have developed the capacity
    • light, it did not shine; only towards the end of its development did
    • directions, that they stretched on every side; you would have
    • (in the occult sense), and everything within the Sun passed through
    • physical body on the Sun was, however, quite different to what it is
    • with a certain degree of warmth. Now think away everything but the
    • development. It was not only during the development of our Earth, but
    • also earlier, during the Moon development, that the Sun separated off
    • must realize that even during the ancient Moon period the Sun with its
    • entirely different. In fact, upon the ancient Moon man developed in
    • man and the present animal. In a Spiritual sense he was, however,
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VI: The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence. Participation of the Luciferic beings. The formation of race.
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    • ever smaller circles to reach that which we desire. Hence it may seem
    • high stage of development that they could no longer make use of the
    • active in the earlier stages of development of our planet, during the
    • the Spirits of Form, of whom Jehovah is one, were active even at that
    • preparatory stages; everything had first to undergo a certain
    • development before man could rise to his present noble form. If asked
    • Form were even then active, working slowly and gradually at the human
    • having no trace of his present hard bones, nothing even so solid as
    • stage of development, their form would, to a certain extent, have
    • ossified, thus preserving some earlier form. It was, however,
    • it to re-model and ennoble it. Suppose that through events which we
    • from the ever working Forces of Form, that they were no longer so
    • environment. Up to that time everything about him had indefinite
    • at every stage of evolution. Not all of them had reached the stage
    • they might have reached; not even all the beings whom we have called
    • Sun-Spirits had now attained normal development, and had exactly hit
    • course of normal development they were active at other times.
    • undeveloped astral body was exposed to the influence of these backward
    • but these Beings who meanwhile had developed further now worked
    • body. These latter beings, therefore, retarded man's development if
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VII: Animal forms -- the physiognomical expression of human passions. The religion of Egypt -- a remembrance of Lemurian times. Fish and serpent symbols. The remembrance of Atlantis in Europe. The Light of Christ.
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    • to say such things about past conditions of the earth and of man. Even
    • develop certain truths step by step; we give them forth gradually, in
    • Let us turn our attention once more to this early development. Even the
    • tapestry. Everything that moves within the human astral body today,
    • only the possibility of these passions, which are, however, of a soul
    • development means. In animals we see our own past, although these have
    • time, however, the genus lion has also passed through further
    • development, and because of this the present lion has no longer the
    • We must not, however, imagine that all the animal forms we see around
    • passes. Even at a period later than this the environment of man was
    • developed a certain light. This lantern, when the pineal gland was
    • developed, projected from the head, enabling man to distinguish
    • Natural science describes it as a degenerated eye. This it never was;
    • fishes which at times develop a light remind us of them) when there
    • and more fitted to be his own master, and to develop what we call
    • enabled to assume various shapes — everything by which he could
    • developed. We saw how certain human beings became stunted in their
    • development by allowing this hardening process to take place too soon,
    • different races developed. Only those people, who migrated from their
    • development that is of importance.
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VIII: Mans connection with the various planetary bodies. The earth's mission.
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    • everything is connected with a spiritual part. We have seen how the
    • development of the flower, encircles them above the earth. Everything
    • Now, by developing certain capacities which are to be found slumbering
    • concerned with the earth, even though they send their forces from the
    • gained through the development of clairvoyant consciousness; and of
    • this development we shall speak later. In the first place let us ask:
    • Are there on the other planets men such as those developing on our
    • warmth and gas, and beings passing through their human development
    • bones, etc. In earthly evolution nothing is repeated, every stage has
    • carries out his development. This development has only been made
    • inhabited by Archangels, but because of advancing development it was
    • lower state. In order that certain beings might develop high enough
    • realize that a world-being like our sun has developed occultly from a
    • As was pointed out in the last lecture, after everything had united
    • in the distant future, will have developed from man and from the
    • If man fills himself ever more and more with the Christ-Principle, if
    • with the Christ, he will himself grow ever more Christ-like, and will
    • we now find everywhere around us on our earth. The forces of the Moon,
    • several parts are arranged according to the highest wisdom. Take a
    • surrounding world, we see wisdom at the root of everything. Man can
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  • 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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    • his development throughout the Lemurian and Atlantean epochs he has
    • everything was more or less blurred; and when at night he left his
    • objective day consciousness became ever clearer and clearer, and, on
    • it was intended he should develop.
    • We must conceive of everything in the world as graded; that just as
    • influenced his imaginative consciousness, which was, however, dim. So
    • etheric bodies. The life we lead from morning till evening exhausts
    • us. This wears out our physical and etheric bodies, and in the evening
    • appearance above. One might even say that the Gods profit by
    • which is not so easy, but is, however, necessary, if we are to
    • planet of love, that love will be first rightly developed upon the
    • yourselves an exceedingly rich person who has never known anything but
    • riches, nor ever experienced the deep satisfaction of soul which
    • same time a gift; it would never have existed if the rich person had
    • We must now picture the further development of man from this
    • those who were best prepared to pass through an advanced development.
    • Atlantean catastrophe there were some even among those who had
    • journeyed towards Asia, Europe, and Africa who had already lost every
    • Everywhere under certain conditions there were some who (between
    • times to which even history refers, a time when there was an original
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture X: The reflection in the fourth epoch of mans experiences with the ancient Gods and their way of the Cross. The Christ-Mystery.
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    • parallels in the spiritual world. Even if we go further back in human
    • world between death and rebirth. Though some people believe that
    • rebirth everything can be described in a few typical words, this
    • Destinies change in the spiritual period of human development also. We
    • other kingdoms around him. Man, as at present developed, is by no
    • being extended into the kingdom of the Angels, Archangels, and even
    • the stage to which he attained. He grew even more and more conscious
    • As time passed on man grew ever more conscious in the physical world.
    • saw Angels and Archangels, and later, in the Atlantean epoch, even
    • beings. Man still knew the Christ, however, through the deeds and the
    • So humanity developed through the different ages of post-Atlantean
    • it was never lost completely; it was never extinguished, though it
    • grew dim. The more affection man developed for the sensible physical
    • the physical world. Men, however, grew ever less and less fitted for
    • idea developed that the Gods were losing their connection with the
    • who, even as late as the Atlantean epoch, had descended into the
    • those involved in it than were those of fire and water, however
    • and the seventh right on to the time of the war of all against all.
    • would never have taken place. Man has, however, taken a path that
    • they would have developed greater powers) or whether they would take
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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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    • The reversing of Egyptian remembrance into material forms by way of Arabism. The harmonizing of Egyptian remembrance. The Christian impulse of power in Rosicrucianism.
    • development is reflected in the civilization of ancient India; the
    • endeavoured, as far as time permitted, to sketch the various events of
    • development — in which man received the foundations of his ego,
    • the age now running its course. Secret connections do, however, exist
    • this vision, and can only believe in the reality of the physical body.
    • Suppose that we represent here the seven consecutive cultural periods
    • relationship to the universe. In every realm of Greek culture we see
    • return in the seventh. Everything has a deep and law-filled
    • extremes, those things connecting the first and the seventh age. Let
    • Everything that appeared later had been first prepared for; this was
    • itself as it is now, but was really led and guided in its development
    • understand them. However had the impression this division into castes
    • makes on us at the present time, there was every justification for it,
    • longer quite correct; even in Theosophical handbooks great mistakes
    • Globe, Races which develop one after the other — so that we have
    • But this is not the case. Even in regard to present humanity there is
    • no justification for speaking of a mere development of races. In the
    • true sense of the word we can only speak of race development during
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Contents
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    • In The Stages Of Human Development.
    • The Reversing Of Egyptian Remembrance Into Material Forms By Way Of
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    • Eleven Lectures by
  • 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
    • consciousness. Beside the reverent pursuit of ancient wisdom, it was
    • spring ever and again from what is dead. An historical sense had to be
    • one had ever described in so powerful and sublime a fashion the
    • All this teaching culminated in the central event of human evolution:
    • logical sequence of events from civilization to civilization had been
    • described, the great central event clearly illuminated. There are
    • have given new meaning to historic events.
    • culminated in the Event of Golgotha, by which the hidden mysteries
    • tragedy of the personality lies in its severance from the spiritual
    • blossom of deep religious fervour. In order to keep pace with events,
    • unique character of this event must be recognised as the decisive
    • development. Power will be given to him if today he desires knowledge
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • Several employees of the site office also at-tended as well as two or
    • However, these lectures had been intended for a particular audience;
    • developed.
    • experiments with people whenever they have any kind of illness. If we
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • stroke, the paralysis. In other words, whenever blood flows into the
    • disables this temple convolution completely and prevents the person
    • whorls develop here. They continue to form in an artful way. In other
    • left temple convolution developed this way.
    • they do not need a developed left cerebral convolution; the children
    • developed in the brain. If we pay some attention, we will discover
    • in the world around us? Well, you see, whenever we speak we are also
    • breathing. We breathe continuously. And in this process, every breath
    • the brain. This means that even while the child is crying —
    • explained to you in the last few days, blood flows everywhere.
    • brain. This activity begins the very moment we are born and even
    • words, whenever they see another person move, children inwardly
    • cerebral convolution, like everywhere else in the human body, blood
    • carried there by the blood, and of whatever activity comes in through
    • speak, that is, by developing the left cerebral convolution. But,
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    • Several employees of the site office also at-tended as well as two or
    • However, these lectures had been intended for a particular audience;
    • developed.
    • experiments with people whenever they have any kind of illness. If we
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • stroke, the paralysis. In other words, whenever blood flows into the
    • disables this temple convolution completely and prevents the person
    • whorls develop here. They continue to form in an artful way. In other
    • left temple convolution developed this way.
    • they do not need a developed left cerebral convolution; the children
    • developed in the brain. If we pay some attention, we will discover
    • in the world around us? Well, you see, whenever we speak we are also
    • breathing. We breathe continuously. And in this process, every breath
    • the brain. This means that even while the child is crying —
    • explained to you in the last few days, blood flows everywhere.
    • brain. This activity begins the very moment we are born and even
    • words, whenever they see another person move, children inwardly
    • cerebral convolution, like everywhere else in the human body, blood
    • carried there by the blood, and of whatever activity comes in through
    • speak, that is, by developing the left cerebral convolution. But,
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  • Title: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • they think they should despise everything that is called material or
    • the sense of Taste, to a certain extent even the sense of Sight. We
    • spiritual world among the beings of the several Hierarchies,
    • what sort of bodily proportions the sleepyheads have, and so on. Even
    • today, and other things even more. Nowadays, when human beings have
    • point of view, every human quality and activity can be comprehended,
    • powers of sympathy and antipathy, normally developed by the
    • the ordinary development of warmth it is just warmth, and so on. Now
    • way, and then, if his development tends more towards the will, it
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • but something of a didactic, instructive kind, which could never
    • and living; then they achieve relationships to one another. Thus
    • artistic perception is never so confined to the realm of a particular
    • lick it with his tongue. But in everything connected with the sphere
    • organism, more in the soul, with every activity of smelling. These
    • to a piece of music develops the fourth life-process, secretion, so
    • abandonment of everything concrete in favour of abstractions, and
    • something only by going into concrete detail. If one grasps the seven
    • sniff round things and encompass them with dialectics, but never
    • live in everything present in instinct, in emotion. Here, too, man is
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  • Title: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • they think they should despise everything that is called material or
    • the sense of Taste, to a certain extent even the sense of Sight. We
    • spiritual world among the beings of the several Hierarchies,
    • what sort of bodily proportions the sleepyheads have, and so on. Even
    • today, and other things even more. Nowadays, when human beings have
    • point of view, every human quality and activity can be comprehended,
    • powers of sympathy and antipathy, normally developed by the
    • the ordinary development of warmth it is just warmth, and so on. Now
    • way, and then, if his development tends more towards the will, it
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • but something of a didactic, instructive kind, which could never
    • and living; then they achieve relationships to one another. Thus
    • artistic perception is never so confined to the realm of a particular
    • lick it with his tongue. But in everything connected with the sphere
    • organism, more in the soul, with every activity of smelling. These
    • to a piece of music develops the fourth life-process, secretion, so
    • abandonment of everything concrete in favour of abstractions, and
    • something only by going into concrete detail. If one grasps the seven
    • sniff round things and encompass them with dialectics, but never
    • live in everything present in instinct, in emotion. Here, too, man is
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    • It is the seventh of twelve lectures in the volume
    • effectively in the German tradition; Goethe has never been a living
    • events of the world are felt.
    • be achieved through a great political change, of which the French
    • how does man achieve real freedom in his social life? Schiller would
    • never have expected that men would be led to freedom simply by giving
    • this condition of freedom within the social order. Schiller believed
    • that man has first to become inwardly free before he can achieve
    • natural necessity. It includes everything produced by the sense-nature
    • give it expression, having raised it to its highest level. Schiller
    • believes that when sensuality and reason meet at the centre of his
    • and the necessity of the senses were constantly achieved, Schiller
    • rejects everything Philistine and seeks for an ideal condition which
    • is to be achieved in the likeness of genuine art. For the artist
    • creates in a visible medium.  Even if he creates in words, he is
    • structure, freedom is achieved, as Schiller understands it.
    • Schiller thought should be aimed at. And he believed that when human
    • engage in it, because he was open to everything human and because he
    • something one must accept. He never rejected anything entirely. This
    • and later disappear altogether. You can see that he never reached the
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    • It is the seventh of twelve lectures in the volume
    • effectively in the German tradition; Goethe has never been a living
    • events of the world are felt.
    • be achieved through a great political change, of which the French
    • how does man achieve real freedom in his social life? Schiller would
    • never have expected that men would be led to freedom simply by giving
    • this condition of freedom within the social order. Schiller believed
    • that man has first to become inwardly free before he can achieve
    • natural necessity. It includes everything produced by the sense-nature
    • give it expression, having raised it to its highest level. Schiller
    • believes that when sensuality and reason meet at the centre of his
    • and the necessity of the senses were constantly achieved, Schiller
    • rejects everything Philistine and seeks for an ideal condition which
    • is to be achieved in the likeness of genuine art. For the artist
    • creates in a visible medium.  Even if he creates in words, he is
    • structure, freedom is achieved, as Schiller understands it.
    • Schiller thought should be aimed at. And he believed that when human
    • engage in it, because he was open to everything human and because he
    • something one must accept. He never rejected anything entirely. This
    • and later disappear altogether. You can see that he never reached the
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  • Title: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • It is the seventh of twelve lectures in the volume
    • The Mission of Michael. The Revelation of the
    • thinking and ideas. Everything connected with the life of feeling
    • is a dream-life. Even in daytime the life of feeling pervades our
    • feeling we know indirectly through ideas, but we can never know it
    • also present; only they are much less developed than the life of
    • event that moves you to joy or sorrow. Now you know that the whole of
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • The turning-points in the development of the human being which we
    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • Now let us go back to the event that makes a strong impression on our
    • life of feeling. Suppose the event happens between the change of teeth
    • back and makes its appearance in the next seven-year period as an
    • that such an event always comes back seven years later, for the lapse
    • life, but it falls into the course of the next seven-year period,
    • seven-year period. An event that stirs and moves our feelings resounds
    • can learn to observe them, even externally.
    • be able to go back to some earlier event that affected him deeply. And
    • however, depending on the individual human being.
    • connected with these beings. For even within this life we have a kind
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    • It is the seventh of twelve lectures in the volume
    • The Mission of Michael. The Revelation of the
    • thinking and ideas. Everything connected with the life of feeling
    • is a dream-life. Even in daytime the life of feeling pervades our
    • feeling we know indirectly through ideas, but we can never know it
    • also present; only they are much less developed than the life of
    • event that moves you to joy or sorrow. Now you know that the whole of
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • The turning-points in the development of the human being which we
    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • Now let us go back to the event that makes a strong impression on our
    • life of feeling. Suppose the event happens between the change of teeth
    • back and makes its appearance in the next seven-year period as an
    • that such an event always comes back seven years later, for the lapse
    • life, but it falls into the course of the next seven-year period,
    • seven-year period. An event that stirs and moves our feelings resounds
    • can learn to observe them, even externally.
    • be able to go back to some earlier event that affected him deeply. And
    • however, depending on the individual human being.
    • connected with these beings. For even within this life we have a kind
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    • It is the thirteenth of seventeen lectures in the volume
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • of the development of the Mind Soul in humanity — was directed
    • the red glow of evening. The Greeks felt that the world of ideas came
    • experience the light by entering in spirit into the events connected
    • must never be forgotten when we are studying the course of evolution.
    • We who have been living in the era of the development of the
    • modern science. In our age it never occurs to man that his being
    • conditions. Everyone is familiar with the appearance of luminous,
    • Spiritual Science. The Sun which the physicist believes to be a
    • was connected with the development of his Ego, for the development of
    • abstract, shadowy intellectualism prevalent in every branch of
    • outside, even during the period of embryonic life, are the active
    • forces of the Sun. While the embryo is developing in the mother's
    • A distinction must be made, however, between the Moon forces that work
    • And so on the one hand the development and evolution of the Ego of man
    • individuality, however, man is the product of the Sun forces.
    • Thus we have the upper part of man, including the head and everything
    • Its most important period of development is during embryonic life. The
    • revealed by the date and time of his birth. For these Sages knew quite
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    • It is the thirteenth of seventeen lectures in the volume
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • of the development of the Mind Soul in humanity — was directed
    • the red glow of evening. The Greeks felt that the world of ideas came
    • experience the light by entering in spirit into the events connected
    • must never be forgotten when we are studying the course of evolution.
    • We who have been living in the era of the development of the
    • modern science. In our age it never occurs to man that his being
    • conditions. Everyone is familiar with the appearance of luminous,
    • Spiritual Science. The Sun which the physicist believes to be a
    • was connected with the development of his Ego, for the development of
    • abstract, shadowy intellectualism prevalent in every branch of
    • outside, even during the period of embryonic life, are the active
    • forces of the Sun. While the embryo is developing in the mother's
    • A distinction must be made, however, between the Moon forces that work
    • And so on the one hand the development and evolution of the Ego of man
    • individuality, however, man is the product of the Sun forces.
    • Thus we have the upper part of man, including the head and everything
    • Its most important period of development is during embryonic life. The
    • revealed by the date and time of his birth. For these Sages knew quite
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    • in my Theosophy. Of man, however, we must say that in many
    • through birth. Nor does he even receive it through the forces that
    • ‘knee-cap’ is undeveloped, that is to say there is no
    • this human embryo as it develops in the mother's womb is the image of
    • realise the following. In the first stages of development in embryonic
    • strange saying. Nevertheless, it is the truth. Man might become an ear
    • development he already comes into the domain of the earthly force of
    • configuration reveals either its adaptation to the Earth or its
    • And now remember: even after we are born, we still continue what was
    • These transformations, however, not only take their course in the
    • he is the Hierarchies himself. Nor would he ever become aware of
    • Nevertheless, in this human speech the earthly element is clearly
    • an inner quality. Every vowel expresses some element of the inner
    • on to the Earth and it remains with us; it is our own revelation.
    • and we are born speechless, and even thoughtless. It cannot be said
    • finish learning on the Earth. Nevertheless they are metamorphoses of
    • light, ere ever it assumes physical existence here on Earth.’
    • would have to move on the waves of cosmic Harmonies, even as the tiny
    • at such a description one did not feel wonder and reverence for the
    • humanity, is called into play. Whatever the head acquires through such
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    • in my Theosophy. Of man, however, we must say that in many
    • through birth. Nor does he even receive it through the forces that
    • ‘knee-cap’ is undeveloped, that is to say there is no
    • this human embryo as it develops in the mother's womb is the image of
    • realise the following. In the first stages of development in embryonic
    • strange saying. Nevertheless, it is the truth. Man might become an ear
    • development he already comes into the domain of the earthly force of
    • configuration reveals either its adaptation to the Earth or its
    • And now remember: even after we are born, we still continue what was
    • These transformations, however, not only take their course in the
    • he is the Hierarchies himself. Nor would he ever become aware of
    • Nevertheless, in this human speech the earthly element is clearly
    • an inner quality. Every vowel expresses some element of the inner
    • on to the Earth and it remains with us; it is our own revelation.
    • and we are born speechless, and even thoughtless. It cannot be said
    • finish learning on the Earth. Nevertheless they are metamorphoses of
    • light, ere ever it assumes physical existence here on Earth.’
    • would have to move on the waves of cosmic Harmonies, even as the tiny
    • at such a description one did not feel wonder and reverence for the
    • humanity, is called into play. Whatever the head acquires through such
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    • — not only into human beings, but into everything, even into a
    • educated, there should be no need whatsoever to speak about love of
    • should be directed toward world-interrelationships in every field. The
    • occupied with themselves. For, as everyone knows, as far as subjective
    • can, not to think about it. Now there develops in young people just
    • poisons are developed only during the night, just when poisons ought
    • to class, and gradually everything in them stagnates, becomes
    • people at this age, or if we teach in such a way that they never come
    • teacher — even though he is the more objective party —
    • exposes, even if indirectly, his latent in-adequacies ...
    • itself. If we have children of six or seven, then the course is
    • although the students are developing the capacity to make judgments,
    • if, just at this age, young people feel cleverer than the teacher
    • it can be achieved, even if not right in the first lesson — that
    • every kind of social reform but within their souls actually bring
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    • — not only into human beings, but into everything, even into a
    • educated, there should be no need whatsoever to speak about love of
    • should be directed toward world-interrelationships in every field. The
    • occupied with themselves. For, as everyone knows, as far as subjective
    • can, not to think about it. Now there develops in young people just
    • poisons are developed only during the night, just when poisons ought
    • to class, and gradually everything in them stagnates, becomes
    • people at this age, or if we teach in such a way that they never come
    • teacher — even though he is the more objective party —
    • exposes, even if indirectly, his latent in-adequacies ...
    • itself. If we have children of six or seven, then the course is
    • although the students are developing the capacity to make judgments,
    • if, just at this age, young people feel cleverer than the teacher
    • it can be achieved, even if not right in the first lesson — that
    • every kind of social reform but within their souls actually bring
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • development of consciousness. The task of our epoch to permeate
    • stages of development. Their correspondence with the Higher
    • available to everyone.
    • kinds of exercises are necessary for self-development, and such exercises
    • through these many lives. This consciousness, however, will gradually arise
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • which governs the progressive development of consciousness in all future
    • its development.
    • perplexing — that whatever is achieved in the way of development of
    • consciousness of every single being, even if such a being has not actually
    • worked at the development of his own consciousness.
    • of building it for reasons which he believes to be entirely impersonal. You
    • question is one of earning his living. Whatever men do in business merely
    • the other hand, everything that is performed without regard to self, that
    • done, what you have achieved, passes into the very atoms and does not
    • vanish without a trace. Every atom bears a trace of your spirit and will
    • machine, and this change that you have wrought in the atom will never again
    • they have taken steps to prevent even their names from going down to
    • is a sacrifice on their part. The level of their consciousness is
    • everyone should keep secret his own share in the work; thereby he secures
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    • development of consciousness. The task of our epoch to permeate
    • stages of development. Their correspondence with the Higher
    • available to everyone.
    • kinds of exercises are necessary for self-development, and such exercises
    • through these many lives. This consciousness, however, will gradually arise
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • which governs the progressive development of consciousness in all future
    • its development.
    • perplexing — that whatever is achieved in the way of development of
    • consciousness of every single being, even if such a being has not actually
    • worked at the development of his own consciousness.
    • of building it for reasons which he believes to be entirely impersonal. You
    • question is one of earning his living. Whatever men do in business merely
    • the other hand, everything that is performed without regard to self, that
    • done, what you have achieved, passes into the very atoms and does not
    • vanish without a trace. Every atom bears a trace of your spirit and will
    • machine, and this change that you have wrought in the atom will never again
    • they have taken steps to prevent even their names from going down to
    • is a sacrifice on their part. The level of their consciousness is
    • everyone should keep secret his own share in the work; thereby he secures
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  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • races have continued to exist among us, and even in the Fourth Root
    • civilizations have absorbed into themselves an even more ancient
    • there are even remains of the Hyperborean civilization. These
    • high spiritual development to penetrate into the chaos of the peoples,
    • of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20 – 21) Everything earlier was
    • away. For even a Manu cannot direct destinies and happenings according
    • to his own will. He must bring everything to consummation in
    • and the right result will be achieved. In Egypt, these colonists came
    • whereas this teaching had reached a very high stage of development
    • over everything else. Everything of a physical nature lived in the
    • brought with them the teaching of the God-revealed Word (Veda-Word),
    • the service of civilization. The result is an imposing development of
    • revival, in a new form, of the ancient magical achievements.
    • We can see from the organization and development of the Persian
    • development of personality. Among the Persians, emphasis was laid
    • Civilization had developed the art of arithmetic. The outcome was the
    • That was a new development.
    • ancient Atlantean and Rishi civilizations. What had developed in the
    • wherever in the traditions, [are] men of great strength and are in the
    • bringing together everything that had originally been poured into this
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    • races have continued to exist among us, and even in the Fourth Root
    • civilizations have absorbed into themselves an even more ancient
    • there are even remains of the Hyperborean civilization. These
    • high spiritual development to penetrate into the chaos of the peoples,
    • of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20 – 21) Everything earlier was
    • away. For even a Manu cannot direct destinies and happenings according
    • to his own will. He must bring everything to consummation in
    • and the right result will be achieved. In Egypt, these colonists came
    • whereas this teaching had reached a very high stage of development
    • over everything else. Everything of a physical nature lived in the
    • brought with them the teaching of the God-revealed Word (Veda-Word),
    • the service of civilization. The result is an imposing development of
    • revival, in a new form, of the ancient magical achievements.
    • We can see from the organization and development of the Persian
    • development of personality. Among the Persians, emphasis was laid
    • Civilization had developed the art of arithmetic. The outcome was the
    • That was a new development.
    • ancient Atlantean and Rishi civilizations. What had developed in the
    • wherever in the traditions, [are] men of great strength and are in the
    • bringing together everything that had originally been poured into this
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    • several microcosmic counterparts in the form of man's skin and sense
    • To Inspired perception the metals within the Earth reveal the Soul of
    • revealed. Man learns how the Creative Powers of the World metamorphose
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    • time now there has been no mention of super-sensible man, not even
    • knowledge of our age never speaks of the man who passes through births
    • us to believe and even to teach our children in the schoolroom that
    • every mind and heart, men have completely lost the possibility of
    • Something is, however, speaking to men to-day, even if they do not
    • realise it, even if it remain in the realm of the unconscious —
    • concerns itself with whatever it is in man that does not originate
    • be doing on every possible occasion. Theories based upon
    • modern science knows about him. Such a study will reveal much. From
    • system, the several senses — in short, the whole human being of
    • before us, collected together in a handbook, everything he has to
    • everything that can be known to-day. (For, when we turn to the
    • should never speak of science as “boring,” but rather of
    • However God-forsaken are many of those who expound science to-day,
    • science herself has the co-operation of good Spirits. When, however,
    • we turn from these achievements of genuine and scholarly research and
    • he will find nothing whatever to answer his questions. In our present
    • world of sense and has led to the development of a genuine and sound
    • As we shall find, however, even this transient part of man can never
    • be explained in and from itself. Even here we are led, perforce, to
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    • reveals itself to Imaginative perception in regard to this existence
    • We must, however, be clear from the outset that it is really quite
    • countenance, — everything that belongs to the human form, man
    • “figure” of the human being even after he has passed through
    • who has passed through death reveals a form. In comparison with
    • shadow-picture; it is, nevertheless, clear and very impressive. The
    • course be moral and spiritual; we shall however find that we can
    • man still “wears” as it were, even after he has passed
    • different points of view, for only so is it possible to develop an
    • assumed by this region reveals the permanent qualities in a man's
    • appearance within the spirit-form after death and reveals whether the
    • hands, which even in physical life are full of significance and
    • It is the same with other organs. Everything becomes expressive,
    • everything becomes physiognomy. After death the human being wears his
    • being stands fully revealed before the other, with the whole meaning
    • have us at the opposite side of the globe, but are nevertheless bound
    • the Third Hierarchy; nevertheless we are living all the time in a kind
    • This physiognomy I see before me reveals such and such, it points back
    • Having lived our life together in a manner that is now revealed to us
    • develop further. We see — as it were in perspective — how
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    • death and come into the super-sensible world, he reveals himself there
    • Nevertheless, we can only describe them in such a way that they seem
    • to resemble a visual image seen by the physical eye — or whatever
    • the thoughts; yonder in the spiritual world the thoughts are revealed
    • by the things themselves; the thoughts come to us. Thought is achieved
    • by means of perception. Nor is this true only of thought. Everything
    • and planets of our system reveal to sense-perception on Earth is
    • that every year the Moon is coming nearer to the Earth. Most people
    • it is true, nevertheless. The Moon was not always out there in the
    • but be filled with deep inner reverence for the marvellous wisdom that
    • to that revealed by the other being. But if a man who was an out-and-
    • physiognomies that are the reverse of good, and has the impression
    • The third experience makes an impression which never leaves the human
    • are for ever wanting to correct something in the Divine Plan of the
    • these Ahrimanic beings are trying to achieve? They would like to hold
    • the Earth fast at a certain point in its development and not allow it
    • This is what is whispered every night into the ears of men by the
    • certain moment these great Teachers should withdraw. If they had never
    • as it was. Even to-day, when a man has passed through the gate of
    • these primeval Teachers to approach the dead. They cannot achieve
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    • (Evening).
    • super-sensible existence is nevertheless reflected into space. The
    • however, we must not omit to make clear. We are taught in physics that
    • the square of the distance. Science will not, however, admit that the
    • regions — this it is, ultimately, that comes to revelation in
    • in the Sun existence. Every experience man has is like
    • Then a further experience comes to us, an experience which reveals
    • whole Music of the Spheres — sound to us from every direction of
    • head in the next incarnation. Everything about it that was still
    • never occurs to people that when they say “a” (ah) — as
    • convention. In Eurythmy, however, the sounds — “b,”
    • the hope that if love for Eurythmy is born in ever widening circles,
    • no longer any soul in them, any life, — nay, are not even
    • never have a true feeling or perception of the nature of man until we
    • learned to follow in his thought — not little everyday problems
    • memory of everything that has ever come to pass in our planetary
    • earthly head — receives incorporated into it everything that
    • among the Beings of the higher Hierarchies, even as he lives on earth
    • of what is in man. Nor can such knowledge ever lead to pride or
    • Thrones! The human being must remain for ever little in comparison
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    • secondary importance and that we should flee from it even while we are
    • still in earthly life. Such a feeling can never be the final
    • uttered by Initiates never undervalue the beauty, the splendour, the
    • you will realise that the Initiates have never considered it unworthy
    • to speak of the development of spiritual life in imagery drawn from
    • The sense-world, however, as man perceives it in ordinary
    • and development, but they can do nothing to promote the inner
    • tread the path which leads to the super-sensible world. Knowledge even
    • that can develop into Imaginative cognition. In a certain respect we
    • a fully developed Imaginative vision, but you are on the way to it. We
    • suddenly spring to development as a result of a vivid impression
    • many an ancient myth, brimful of wonderful revelations, rings to us
    • consciousness” with the light — even with the light that
    • the several starry worlds.
    • stretching between death and a new birth lives within us even during
    • within you, memories which bear on their wings many an event of long
    • Kyriotetes. This, then, is the way whereby we can have around us even
    • metals. Once again therefore we can say to ourselves that even during
    • the deepest mysteries of all sense-perception — are revealed to
    • beautiful aspect of this field of knowledge. Every metal and every
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    • solution would be a matter of course. Human beings would never
    • which eventually prove to be unsatisfying. But anyone who
    • are related to ordinary life and consciousness. Even if it can
    • dreamer has never experienced them, I would answer: the parts
    • however, enables human beings to live in those forces of the
    • is everyone immersed, in sleep, in the formative forces of the
    • through thoughts — thoughts which are, however, forces.
    • at least some experiences in sleep. This is, however, only the
    • which reveal cosmic mysteries showing that human beings indeed
    • painted something on a surface, but everything is in perpetual
    • movement, in perpetual activity. At a definite moment, however,
    • pictures become distinct; their light is enhanced; they reveal
    • music. Thus cosmic music does not reveal itself only as melody
    • Inspiration, the second world. Let me call it the revelations
    • of spiritual cosmic beings. And this world of the revelation of
    • are revealed the deeds of cosmic beings who belong to the
    • passes over from the light into the plant when it is developing
    • taking place in the body. However, if you had placed beside
    • the world of manifestation, the revelation of spiritual beings,
    • divine spiritual beings are revealed, or these spiritual beings
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    • solution would be a matter of course. Human beings would never
    • which eventually prove to be unsatisfying. But anyone who
    • are related to ordinary life and consciousness. Even if it can
    • dreamer has never experienced them, I would answer: the parts
    • however, enables human beings to live in those forces of the
    • is everyone immersed, in sleep, in the formative forces of the
    • through thoughts — thoughts which are, however, forces.
    • at least some experiences in sleep. This is, however, only the
    • which reveal cosmic mysteries showing that human beings indeed
    • painted something on a surface, but everything is in perpetual
    • movement, in perpetual activity. At a definite moment, however,
    • pictures become distinct; their light is enhanced; they reveal
    • music. Thus cosmic music does not reveal itself only as melody
    • Inspiration, the second world. Let me call it the revelations
    • of spiritual cosmic beings. And this world of the revelation of
    • are revealed the deeds of cosmic beings who belong to the
    • passes over from the light into the plant when it is developing
    • taking place in the body. However, if you had placed beside
    • the world of manifestation, the revelation of spiritual beings,
    • divine spiritual beings are revealed, or these spiritual beings
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    • It is the fifth of eleven lectures in the volume
    • N present-day anthroposophical life we must begin to develop an art which
    • only approximate, and only by developing these approximate
    • development, that they are not capable of conscious experience between
    • sense-perception. But it is a complete mistake to believe that the
    • had stored up forces for an activity that develops only after sleep
    • previous evening, one may wake up with the feeling that the soul has
    • gentle phosphorescent glow, this living music, are an outer revelation
    • the revelation, the glory of mighty cosmic beings. And these beings
    • Revelations, because they live, in accordance with their inner
    • weaving life of those beings we name Exusiai is revealed.
    • revelations of the human senses, so active in their etheric substance
    • of flowing thoughts. What is flowing within it is everywhere
    • in the activity of thought becomes an ever-changing flood and flow. It
    • individualised thought-process of the Universe reveals itself as
    • etherically. It is as if we were to repeat inwards everything which we
    • the opposite order, beginning with the evening and ending with the
    • morning to evening — but in a way that reveals the whole nature
    • is spoken, from morning to evening, this experience is manifested
    • inwardly, from evening to morning, in the resounding, speaking,
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    • It is the fifth of eleven lectures in the volume
    • N present-day anthroposophical life we must begin to develop an art which
    • only approximate, and only by developing these approximate
    • development, that they are not capable of conscious experience between
    • sense-perception. But it is a complete mistake to believe that the
    • had stored up forces for an activity that develops only after sleep
    • previous evening, one may wake up with the feeling that the soul has
    • gentle phosphorescent glow, this living music, are an outer revelation
    • the revelation, the glory of mighty cosmic beings. And these beings
    • Revelations, because they live, in accordance with their inner
    • weaving life of those beings we name Exusiai is revealed.
    • revelations of the human senses, so active in their etheric substance
    • of flowing thoughts. What is flowing within it is everywhere
    • in the activity of thought becomes an ever-changing flood and flow. It
    • individualised thought-process of the Universe reveals itself as
    • etherically. It is as if we were to repeat inwards everything which we
    • the opposite order, beginning with the evening and ending with the
    • morning to evening — but in a way that reveals the whole nature
    • is spoken, from morning to evening, this experience is manifested
    • inwardly, from evening to morning, in the resounding, speaking,
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  • Title: Preface: The Foundation Stone Meditation
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    • Anthroposophy. It has never ceased to be a source of healing,
    • strength and revelation in the crises of life. Therefore, it has been
    • awe-inspiring work which will continue to reveal aspects of
    • phase in the revelation of the Mysteries of mankind. The meditation
    • is mantric, that is, a spiritual revelation in which sound, form and
    • structure will reveal a pentagonal dodecahedron implicit in the
    • This does not imply that a horizontal line of memory of past events
    • In verse two of part one is revealed that He who is
    • enhanced by the ever-waxing revelation of the truth expressed.
    • eternal rhythms of life and death. Meditation will reveal the soul's
    • evolving worlds will be revealed. Then will be overcome the
    • by means of thinking. The universal thought is ever present, awaiting
    • revelation of how all that has been declared has been made possible.
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    • translator whose works include several volumes of original
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    • “toned-down”, but made available to everyone who feels
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    • “toned-down”, but made available to everyone who feels
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    • acciones del devenir cósmico
    • en el devenir terrestre;
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    • acciones del devenir cósmico
    • en el devenir terrestre;
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    • have pointed out in other lectures that every age, including our own,
    • that even in the problem of man’s origin, contemporary
    • several epochs, or, in effect, to such persons who concerned
    • a development of grand and mighty conceptions of the Being named
    • Church. It is very instructive to study, even cursorily, the
    • development of the wonderful Gnostic ideas concerning the Christ
    • to sketch this evening, is in many respects an advance upon all that
    • and more reveal the nature of soul and spirit, and finally point to a
    • developing onwards to the point where his soul and spirit came
    • in the world of Matter. Hence even in historical ages the Christ
    • His own development while man had long since descended into the
    • evolution? It was that a specially developed human individual,
    • event — whether or not we call it to-day a ‘symbolical’
    • that there are indeed moments when epoch-making events occur —
    • here.’ Such an event may perhaps occur as the result of some
    • wholly new — not however in the sense of that which, in other
    • had never yet been united with a human body. What then arose in the
    • The Gnosis realised, however, that with this Christ — Who must
    • that this event is bound up with something of historic significance
    • at all events to present a mighty and powerful picture —
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    • have pointed out in other lectures that every age, including our own,
    • that even in the problem of man’s origin, contemporary
    • several epochs, or, in effect, to such persons who concerned
    • a development of grand and mighty conceptions of the Being named
    • Church. It is very instructive to study, even cursorily, the
    • development of the wonderful Gnostic ideas concerning the Christ
    • to sketch this evening, is in many respects an advance upon all that
    • and more reveal the nature of soul and spirit, and finally point to a
    • developing onwards to the point where his soul and spirit came
    • in the world of Matter. Hence even in historical ages the Christ
    • His own development while man had long since descended into the
    • evolution? It was that a specially developed human individual,
    • event — whether or not we call it to-day a ‘symbolical’
    • that there are indeed moments when epoch-making events occur —
    • here.’ Such an event may perhaps occur as the result of some
    • wholly new — not however in the sense of that which, in other
    • had never yet been united with a human body. What then arose in the
    • The Gnosis realised, however, that with this Christ — Who must
    • that this event is bound up with something of historic significance
    • at all events to present a mighty and powerful picture —
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    • we could prove to you that he never thought of them in connection with
    • himself.’ Such an objection is so patent that even those who think as
    • which help us to understand the achievements of an artist need not be
    • nebulous and vague. But true Mystics have never done this. Precisely
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • this simply means that they have never taken the trouble to understand
    • everyone who is a true student of Spiritual Science. — It is that
    • Wagner himself ever express this conviction? Most certainly he did!
    • He regarded symphonic music as a veritable revelation from another
    • world, a revelation by which the threads of existence are elucidated
    • which is, however, more than an image. Those who really know what they
    • his eyes, colour and light are revealed to him. It is possible for the
    • revelation of an inner music, of spiritual sounds and harmonies which
    • never be defined in clear, hard-and-fast terms, for once again they
    • was not one of those artists who think they must ‘out’ with everything
    • Tragedy. We shall not, however, go into what Nietzsche says,
    • the experiences of those to whom the hidden teachings were revealed
    • later on broke off along their several paths. Music and dramatic
    • of the inevitable course taken by evolution. He believed that the
    • asked himself: ‘Is this not evidence of a severance that has taken
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    • we could prove to you that he never thought of them in connection with
    • himself.’ Such an objection is so patent that even those who think as
    • which help us to understand the achievements of an artist need not be
    • nebulous and vague. But true Mystics have never done this. Precisely
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • this simply means that they have never taken the trouble to understand
    • everyone who is a true student of Spiritual Science. — It is that
    • Wagner himself ever express this conviction? Most certainly he did!
    • He regarded symphonic music as a veritable revelation from another
    • world, a revelation by which the threads of existence are elucidated
    • which is, however, more than an image. Those who really know what they
    • his eyes, colour and light are revealed to him. It is possible for the
    • revelation of an inner music, of spiritual sounds and harmonies which
    • never be defined in clear, hard-and-fast terms, for once again they
    • was not one of those artists who think they must ‘out’ with everything
    • Tragedy. We shall not, however, go into what Nietzsche says,
    • the experiences of those to whom the hidden teachings were revealed
    • later on broke off along their several paths. Music and dramatic
    • of the inevitable course taken by evolution. He believed that the
    • asked himself: ‘Is this not evidence of a severance that has taken
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • I have described as knowledge through revelation and knowledge
    • revelation, in its more scholastic form, was by no means a body of
    • cognition and must in every case be accepted as traditions of the
    • revelation was less sharply emphasised than they were in medieval
    • knowledge acquired by reason and knowledge through revelation (in the
    • he would enter a world where super-sensible truth would be revealed to
    • significance of the Event on Golgotha. Those who had been initiated
    • strained every nerve to understand how a Being like the Christ, Who
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • things and never notice that they are out-and-out nonsense. It is
    • to say about Indian wisdom. Nevertheless, if we ask for something
    • abstract, logical thought. Even now (at the beginning of the third
    • revelation of the Divine-Spiritual. Aristotle could no longer
    • the ideas, and this is at a lower level than the picture itself.
    • Nevertheless, Aristotle could still receive the substance of the ideas
    • in the form of revelation. There is no fundamental difference between
    • Plato was able to gaze into higher levels of the spiritual world than
    • rise to very high levels of spiritual perception. The lives of men
    • cycle, repeated visibly in the Sun, repeats itself every year. But the
    • the Sun-forces which flood the whole universe accessible to man. Every
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    • I have described as knowledge through revelation and knowledge
    • revelation, in its more scholastic form, was by no means a body of
    • cognition and must in every case be accepted as traditions of the
    • revelation was less sharply emphasised than they were in medieval
    • knowledge acquired by reason and knowledge through revelation (in the
    • he would enter a world where super-sensible truth would be revealed to
    • significance of the Event on Golgotha. Those who had been initiated
    • strained every nerve to understand how a Being like the Christ, Who
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • things and never notice that they are out-and-out nonsense. It is
    • to say about Indian wisdom. Nevertheless, if we ask for something
    • abstract, logical thought. Even now (at the beginning of the third
    • revelation of the Divine-Spiritual. Aristotle could no longer
    • the ideas, and this is at a lower level than the picture itself.
    • Nevertheless, Aristotle could still receive the substance of the ideas
    • in the form of revelation. There is no fundamental difference between
    • Plato was able to gaze into higher levels of the spiritual world than
    • rise to very high levels of spiritual perception. The lives of men
    • cycle, repeated visibly in the Sun, repeats itself every year. But the
    • the Sun-forces which flood the whole universe accessible to man. Every
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  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • whole course of mankind's development resembles the life-course of
    • experienced even in his EXTERNAL life. Through the fact that
    • upon which feeling can develop independently, and also a
    • foundation upon which the will can reach its particular development.
    • people withdrew themselves more and more even from the mere act of
    • anthroposophical feelings and from a knowledge of the events which
    • What grieves the
    • just been expressed. We may say: every kind of pessimism is wrong.
    • But this does not imply that every kind of optimism is right. Right
    • and justified is, however, the APPEAL TO THE WILL. It is not at all a
    • important events. The most important events of the past years have
    • literally been ‘slept away!’ Even to-day, most important
    • events are being slept away.
    • Everything which comes from other directions and seeks to transform
    • spirit, contemplates in a certain way every night the events of the
    • be fully conscious of these coming events, to have them in his
    • coming events, is his angel, his ANGELOS. What we experience during
    • and his Angelos. This is the case with the human being ever since the
    • events of the past four or five years have taken, had the human
    • beings been pervaded by the feeling: “Whatever you do, is in
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    • whole course of mankind's development resembles the life-course of
    • experienced even in his EXTERNAL life. Through the fact that
    • upon which feeling can develop independently, and also a
    • foundation upon which the will can reach its particular development.
    • people withdrew themselves more and more even from the mere act of
    • anthroposophical feelings and from a knowledge of the events which
    • What grieves the
    • just been expressed. We may say: every kind of pessimism is wrong.
    • But this does not imply that every kind of optimism is right. Right
    • and justified is, however, the APPEAL TO THE WILL. It is not at all a
    • important events. The most important events of the past years have
    • literally been ‘slept away!’ Even to-day, most important
    • events are being slept away.
    • Everything which comes from other directions and seeks to transform
    • spirit, contemplates in a certain way every night the events of the
    • be fully conscious of these coming events, to have them in his
    • coming events, is his angel, his ANGELOS. What we experience during
    • and his Angelos. This is the case with the human being ever since the
    • events of the past four or five years have taken, had the human
    • beings been pervaded by the feeling: “Whatever you do, is in
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  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • everything which has thus been given in a schematic form. We already
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • develops first of all within the astral body, then within the etheric
    • individual human species; in the human kingdom, however, we cannot
    • not hear even such peculiar observations that it is not possible to
    • have to take away from the human being everything pertaining to
    • however, it would not immediately take on its own form, owing to the
    • through the fact that every animal-species has assumed a form of its
    • own, which it has developed independently into a physical shape.
    • developed. Indeed, this truth even rose up on Schelling’s
    • which could not, of course, be developed fully, those who were unable
    • not as yet grasp clearly, nevertheless lived within his soul as a
    • human being really consist of animal forms. He even had the courage
    • Philistines thought about it! If we wish to grasp the development of
    • put together is our own work, but wood and even iron are raw
    • live within our physical body, we believe that only the things we
    • kind of material as clever thoughts). Coarsely speaking, the Angeloi,
    • world. Indeed, this would even take on the form of a sphere, it would
    • and even the Spirits of the Will. When after years or decades we have
    • cosmos. However, this becomes inwoven with the cosmos in a manner
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    • everything which has thus been given in a schematic form. We already
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • develops first of all within the astral body, then within the etheric
    • individual human species; in the human kingdom, however, we cannot
    • not hear even such peculiar observations that it is not possible to
    • have to take away from the human being everything pertaining to
    • however, it would not immediately take on its own form, owing to the
    • through the fact that every animal-species has assumed a form of its
    • own, which it has developed independently into a physical shape.
    • developed. Indeed, this truth even rose up on Schelling’s
    • which could not, of course, be developed fully, those who were unable
    • not as yet grasp clearly, nevertheless lived within his soul as a
    • human being really consist of animal forms. He even had the courage
    • Philistines thought about it! If we wish to grasp the development of
    • put together is our own work, but wood and even iron are raw
    • live within our physical body, we believe that only the things we
    • kind of material as clever thoughts). Coarsely speaking, the Angeloi,
    • world. Indeed, this would even take on the form of a sphere, it would
    • and even the Spirits of the Will. When after years or decades we have
    • cosmos. However, this becomes inwoven with the cosmos in a manner
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation
    • or Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation,
    • of such a Building will not be achieved. In an undertaking like this
    • and in a certain sense it is an illusion to believe that in the
    • developed in the soul through a number of incarnations, men make
    • as a whole — only then will achievement be within our reach ...
    • will dawn upon us that in these very ancient temples, everything
    • mysterious language. In the interior of the temple I find everything
    • approach an ancient Egyptian Temple; even the obelisks are enigmas.
    • columns which in themselves reveal their function as ‘bearers’
    • and in every detail of the building.
    • minds of the Faithful; and every one of the forms in the space we
    • trying to express something that is never as separate and complete in
    • itself as a Greek Temple. Every Gothic form seems to reach out beyond
    • those within the walls; there is everywhere a kind of urge to break
    • this — where even the enclosing walls seem to lead out beyond,
    • of a lengthy period in the development of temple-architecture, we
    • Sphinx. What is really at the root of it? Why has it developed in
    • debris have survived. This could be pointed out in every detail, down
    • as great in every respect as that presented by the Egyptian Temple.
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    • Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation
    • or Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation,
    • of such a Building will not be achieved. In an undertaking like this
    • and in a certain sense it is an illusion to believe that in the
    • developed in the soul through a number of incarnations, men make
    • as a whole — only then will achievement be within our reach ...
    • will dawn upon us that in these very ancient temples, everything
    • mysterious language. In the interior of the temple I find everything
    • approach an ancient Egyptian Temple; even the obelisks are enigmas.
    • columns which in themselves reveal their function as ‘bearers’
    • and in every detail of the building.
    • minds of the Faithful; and every one of the forms in the space we
    • trying to express something that is never as separate and complete in
    • itself as a Greek Temple. Every Gothic form seems to reach out beyond
    • those within the walls; there is everywhere a kind of urge to break
    • this — where even the enclosing walls seem to lead out beyond,
    • of a lengthy period in the development of temple-architecture, we
    • Sphinx. What is really at the root of it? Why has it developed in
    • debris have survived. This could be pointed out in every detail, down
    • as great in every respect as that presented by the Egyptian Temple.
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    • can never do justice to the full World-impulse of Christianity. For
    • however strangely seeming. Imagine some Being descending from another
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • events and movements of our day. In reality the souls of men have
    • Golgotha all human beings — even those who were primitive, more
    • ancient times, he even knew of certain details of the life of soul
    • body.” Never did the man of ancient time unite himself so
    • Principle held sway. Yet it was felt how man had departed ever more
    • Father God alone and unimpaired, he could never have attained the
    • as modern Science conceives; for within the outer form, however like
    • activity in those worlds grows ever less and less. For He was the
    • Thus as the initiates lived on, ever and increasingly
    • can now behold, though with ever lessening activity, in spiritual
    • typical figures of initiates who had learned in their several places
    • the greatest fact that ever took place on Earth, answer was given to
    • disciples were able to converse with Him as a spiritual Being even
    • In primæval ages men had not known Death. Since ever they came to
    • which so many people, possessed even of a certain higher
    • he feels himself bound up, even in life, with Death. Again and again
    • reason why, whenever he acquires knowledge in the modern sense, he
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    • can never do justice to the full World-impulse of Christianity. For
    • however strangely seeming. Imagine some Being descending from another
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • events and movements of our day. In reality the souls of men have
    • Golgotha all human beings — even those who were primitive, more
    • ancient times, he even knew of certain details of the life of soul
    • body.” Never did the man of ancient time unite himself so
    • Principle held sway. Yet it was felt how man had departed ever more
    • Father God alone and unimpaired, he could never have attained the
    • as modern Science conceives; for within the outer form, however like
    • activity in those worlds grows ever less and less. For He was the
    • Thus as the initiates lived on, ever and increasingly
    • can now behold, though with ever lessening activity, in spiritual
    • typical figures of initiates who had learned in their several places
    • the greatest fact that ever took place on Earth, answer was given to
    • disciples were able to converse with Him as a spiritual Being even
    • In primæval ages men had not known Death. Since ever they came to
    • which so many people, possessed even of a certain higher
    • he feels himself bound up, even in life, with Death. Again and again
    • reason why, whenever he acquires knowledge in the modern sense, he
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  • Title: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • unfolds a certain idealism, so that every time he utters a word, the
    • speech with the hierarchy of the Archangels. Speech, like everything
    • that even primitive languages show the same character as civilised
    • exist between the several languages, but rather with those
    • object. In our day however there is hardly any feeling left for this;
    • not even need to go back so far before we come to a time when the
    • the evolution of the Archangels themselves. For even when we are
    • evolution of the Archangels is expressed and revealed in the changes
    • even only as far as ancient Egypt and Chaldea, we find in every land
    • and antipathy, of every shade of human feeling. Instead of a language
    • so thoroughly drilled and trained to it, we would never take much
    • schools. Generally speaking, however, it is possible to trace a
    • words categories of thought. It would never have occurred to the
    • the First. If we have a right understanding for this event in human
    • development in all its tremendous significance, we shall come to see
    • time had not yet been achieved by the Gods, and was already present
    • here on Earth in picture. What the Gods had not yet achieved is the
    • changes from one form of life into another. The actual event of death
    • passes through Death. The event of Golgotha is accordingly more than
    • an event of the life of Earth, it is an event of the life of the
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    • unfolds a certain idealism, so that every time he utters a word, the
    • speech with the hierarchy of the Archangels. Speech, like everything
    • that even primitive languages show the same character as civilised
    • exist between the several languages, but rather with those
    • object. In our day however there is hardly any feeling left for this;
    • not even need to go back so far before we come to a time when the
    • the evolution of the Archangels themselves. For even when we are
    • evolution of the Archangels is expressed and revealed in the changes
    • even only as far as ancient Egypt and Chaldea, we find in every land
    • and antipathy, of every shade of human feeling. Instead of a language
    • so thoroughly drilled and trained to it, we would never take much
    • schools. Generally speaking, however, it is possible to trace a
    • words categories of thought. It would never have occurred to the
    • the First. If we have a right understanding for this event in human
    • development in all its tremendous significance, we shall come to see
    • time had not yet been achieved by the Gods, and was already present
    • here on Earth in picture. What the Gods had not yet achieved is the
    • changes from one form of life into another. The actual event of death
    • passes through Death. The event of Golgotha is accordingly more than
    • an event of the life of Earth, it is an event of the life of the
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  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • that in their study of contemporary events and happenings, men's
    • required than for an understanding of the events described in the Old
    • world devoid of every element of that material existence with which
    • of these Beings, however, was held to be entirely free from the
    • higher level than the physical world but peopled none the less by
    • individualised Beings. And at the lowest level, at the lowest stage
    • turned with the deepest fervour and reverence to the Mystery of
    • different phase of development. It is not a question here of the
    • began to function in the human mind and the development of
    • revealed to him. The springing-forth of individual thoughts
    • were directed wholly to the development of thought per se and
    • of everything that is associated with the activity of thinking.
    • lived and worked with a tremendous power. And that is why even to-day
    • revelation of their life and being — because, if this
    • revelation had continued to influence the human mind, men would not
    • the Pleroma was a revelation vouchsafed to man. Through an Act of
    • Grace from on high, this world of light revealed itself in and
    • was an impenetrable wall, concealing from men all traces even of
    • the origin and subsequent development of medieval thought. Great
    • though its achievements were, men's eyes were blinded to all
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    • that in their study of contemporary events and happenings, men's
    • required than for an understanding of the events described in the Old
    • world devoid of every element of that material existence with which
    • of these Beings, however, was held to be entirely free from the
    • higher level than the physical world but peopled none the less by
    • individualised Beings. And at the lowest level, at the lowest stage
    • turned with the deepest fervour and reverence to the Mystery of
    • different phase of development. It is not a question here of the
    • began to function in the human mind and the development of
    • revealed to him. The springing-forth of individual thoughts
    • were directed wholly to the development of thought per se and
    • of everything that is associated with the activity of thinking.
    • lived and worked with a tremendous power. And that is why even to-day
    • revelation of their life and being — because, if this
    • revelation had continued to influence the human mind, men would not
    • the Pleroma was a revelation vouchsafed to man. Through an Act of
    • Grace from on high, this world of light revealed itself in and
    • was an impenetrable wall, concealing from men all traces even of
    • the origin and subsequent development of medieval thought. Great
    • though its achievements were, men's eyes were blinded to all
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    • Not only so; the spiritual world and the physical interpenetrate even
    • among other things, with the stream of inheritance which eventually
    • even say: It is our specific task between birth and death to make
    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • emerge. It is only our existence in the solid element which prevents
    • even as it has been lost. Only the old Imaginative clairvoyance which
    • together with it, constitute a kind of sevenfold entity, as do the
    • words of untold importance which have, however, never been rightly
    • law. Even today these truths can only be hinted at. For as a rule, if
    • for a law — quite unaware that whatever is not in order comes
    • death. They are only there, however, for a short time, as you know,
    • dissolves, it becomes ever more tenuous. But it does not become
    • thus becomes conscious is always there in the subconscious, whenever
    • believe.
    • Now man develops more and more as he lives through the time between
    • We must however realise that this working together of the dead and
    • century, and even in the last third of the 19th century — the
    • physical and physiological effects. Frequently, however, half- or
    • working. Notably it will go on working — so believe the
    • undefined of all — lying even beneath the ‘animal
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    • Not only so; the spiritual world and the physical interpenetrate even
    • among other things, with the stream of inheritance which eventually
    • even say: It is our specific task between birth and death to make
    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • emerge. It is only our existence in the solid element which prevents
    • even as it has been lost. Only the old Imaginative clairvoyance which
    • together with it, constitute a kind of sevenfold entity, as do the
    • words of untold importance which have, however, never been rightly
    • law. Even today these truths can only be hinted at. For as a rule, if
    • for a law — quite unaware that whatever is not in order comes
    • death. They are only there, however, for a short time, as you know,
    • dissolves, it becomes ever more tenuous. But it does not become
    • thus becomes conscious is always there in the subconscious, whenever
    • believe.
    • Now man develops more and more as he lives through the time between
    • We must however realise that this working together of the dead and
    • century, and even in the last third of the 19th century — the
    • physical and physiological effects. Frequently, however, half- or
    • working. Notably it will go on working — so believe the
    • undefined of all — lying even beneath the ‘animal
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    • Looking back on the change of soul in development of consciousness.
    • puberty. Forces underlying the feelings of nationalism. Development
    • turn to the spiritual. Inner mission of our time is the development
    • consequence the possibility of development of the single human being
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    • examined this or the other myth. However, the myth permits of many
    • astronomical-astrological events, and had fabricated such a myth for
    • their connection with the universe. Nevertheless there prevailed in
    • they developed a knowledge which had a longing to know the deeper
    • death and also leads a life between death and a new birth. Even from
    • certain legal ideas, astronomy, rhetoric, even a script and so on. It
    • there took place what has been stated. Then, however, the myth
    • the innovations to be really sweeping. That, however, had the effect
    • understood what the Egyptians expressed! A Greek would never have
    • same time, however, the Egyptian knew: the same God who judges men
    • star-events. These Dupuis judgments have much that is captivating,
    • but on closer inspection they reveal themselves as very superficial.
    • being, according to the Greek conception is already everywhere in
    • Gaea and Uranus, particularly, however, when Chronos reigned with
    • course of world events it is very necessary to consider such things.
    • for the Greek consciousness? To form even an historical concept of
    • Zeus-concept was fastened. Now the Greek, even the quite ordinary
    • ancestor, nevertheless I venerate something which had some connection
    • men are going through a definite evolution; we have developed from
    • imaginative consciousness. In this way, however, they rule over us,
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    • in a certain sense even the Old Testament teachings to which we will
    • human consciousness. We know of the development of consciousness
    • is again to achieve vision directed to the super-sensible; it is
    • to be achieved on the path of Spiritual Science, through spiritual
    • things take place in later times in connection with events of earlier
    • development of which we are standing, to the Fourth Post-Atlantean
    • that in Grecian times, and even much later, people saw
    • in fact this represented the truth: — there are, however,
    • of course not one Osiris, but it was believed that there had
    • seventeen degrees of Scorpio and in the opposite point of the heavens
    • leave legacies behind. There have always been people, stragglers even
    • letter, developed from it.
    • to a certain degree, however, it is not only a case of should,
    • for what is to develop as the new. If we have knowledge of what once
    • boys who develop to the age of puberty a change of voice. It is as we
    • events in the atmosphere. (Today there are still slight remains of
    • this in almost every child of tender age, it is only that people pay
    • nonsense.) In the air spiritual events are taking place around
    • but spiritual events are taking place. These spiritual events,
    • essentially events of the etheric world, were perceived by
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    • Old Testament doctrine the Gods who were revered were at the same
    • within us in which we believe, which we profess as modern men, that
    • as in the last Post-Atlantean epoch, the seventh, certain impulses of
    • the watchfulness of his consort Isis. Then Isis sought everywhere for
    • revealed to her that the coffin had been carried away by the sea; she
    • November days of autumn when the sun sets in the seventeenth degree
    • way that I can only relate today approximately, superficially, even
    • was open to all, and in fact everyone could see it at convenient
    • however, they not only ruined the artistic intention from which the
    • circumstances, in special moments, had nevertheless seen this new
    • and the Future. Every mortal should lift my veil.’
    • her special benefactor and loved him. And one day she believed in a
    • particular illusion, just as the visitor believed one day in a
    • spirit-visitor, who was none other than the new Typhon, believed that
    • into other lands, because she believed that she must do so. She
    • spot where she developed the cow-horns. But this crown was merely of
    • must set one thing definitely before our souls: Even though the power
    • the Logos, however, must be laid hold of again. The cow-horns of
    • spiritual science, to transform the cow-horns, so that even the paper
    • method, that even the paper crown will become a genuine golden crown.
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    • question, however, can only be approached slowly and gradually. It
    • am the Present, I am the Future. Every mortal should lift my veil.’
    • Egyptian culture, however, the mystery as a principle of the
    • never seek to grasp the spiritual life of the soul cannot lift the
    • veil of Isis; he however can lift it, who grasps the spiritual life,
    • said to characterize the times not to criticize them. Where, however,
    • of painting everything in glowing colours must not find entry into
    • the human soul, nor even be blazoned forth as universal human love.
    • other hand, however, it may also be said that compared with the
    • existence of mankind. And precisely through what man develops very
    • The clever ones in Philisterium, to be sure, call it ‘superstition’
    • regulate from the position of the sun; every time we look at the
    • We have no possibilities of this today. If man can develop the forces
    • nothing of this! But in the neighbourhood of every human being
    • man naturally breathes differently. For in every man's neighbourhood
    • not even straw, but paper-abstract concepts of sun, moon and stars,
    • growth and thriving, of everything imaginable, so, in the first
    • every such Zodiacal constellation is related to a particular planet,
    • in Cancer, its forces are there, and there they come to development
    • epoch the Egypto-Chaldean, the human being developed, as his special
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    • humanity as such, the reverse is the case. A man is first child, then
    • reverse path is to be attributed to mankind. During the 2,160 years
    • have been capable of development in a way quite different from what
    • present time we are capable of development up to a certain age
    • independently of our own action; we are capable of development
    • capable of development for a much longer time. He remained so into
    • spirit nature. If today we wish to have a development of the soul and
    • spirit nature after our twenties, we must seek for this development
    • increasing, but of experiencing, even in the decline of
    • in which man no more remained capable of development to such a great
    • development up to the end of his forties. Then in the next epoch, the
    • Egypto-Chaldean, he could develop up to the time of his forty-second
    • period where man carries his development only into his twenties. This
    • which moreover is not believed by external historical science, but
    • younger and younger — if we call this change in development a
    • a man then remained capable of development up to his thirty-fifth
    • humanity as a whole we are living, so to say, in the twenty-seventh
    • condemned to carry right through life the development they acquired
    • own freewill to take their further development in hand. And the
    • historical development with more sharpened senses can see it —
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    • time, as we know from our various studies. For even in this Grecian
    • than is possible at the present time. This present time, however, is
    • concepts. But one cannot understand everything through abstract
    • reveal something to us. One must revive the consciousness that the
    • however, solve the riddle of man if we are content to continue to be
    • of soul. One must only develop a feeling that this human form is a
    • reach everyone, is not fitted to call forth a feeling of what a
    • is actually twofold, if one disregards everything else. One
    • as absolute, develop them metaphysically — that we will not do.
    • You will, however, easily see that disregarding certain
    • This has a deep inner justification; however we will not discuss
    • feelings, that the head as apparatus can supply, we should never be
    • life, we should never be in the position of really saying ‘I’
    • comets; even meteors — irregularities, as we know — make
    • Greeks had their Mysteries. The Greeks revered in the Mysteries other
    • said ever come before us in life? What I have just said seems to be
    • arise: does it ever come before us in life? That is the important
    • our immediate wisdom is connected with its development. But even
    • head develops, how a man grows up — shows that the head goes
    • through a quite different development from the rest of the organism.
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    • however, to solve the world-riddle in a moment; human life itself in
    • speaking lightly — that everyone has his own head. Man
    • spiritual secrets of the stars. One can even say in a certain sense,
    • heredity from one's ancestors. I have said repeatedly that everyone
    • discovery of something that has met with opposition even in spiritual
    • that she looked like a giant. He could even describe the right side
    • the head in fact is produced by forces of the cosmos. We should never
    • heredity, however, and that the part of man which excludes the head
    • organism — this will be discovered even by natural science. But
    • their development will perhaps know that in the very early days it
    • course even in the embryonic stage) and then the features and so on
    • we dwell there is an intermediary which is never at rest. A fine
    • concerned with human life, but with every possible kind of earthly
    • one can most easily maintain a neutral attitude. You see, however,
    • certain year streams in, only streams out again after several years.
    • the instreaming forces. Hence its formation and development are
    • have passed through the gate of death, even up to our next
    • upon earth it is reversed. We leave the physical behind; the physical
    • Cosmic Life’.] And our life here consists in developing
    • our spirit organism. But we can only develop it in the right way for
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    • of form structures, becoming ever more widely diffused, actually
    • world! And we must develop this sense of responsibility that makes us
    • however, speak of the destruction of the astral body; on the
    • which it enters into reciprocal activity. Indeed one can even put it
    • this way (although half figurative, it, nevertheless, corresponds to
    • Their Relationships to Art and Religion.) the ego develops
    • body, which however has now become something different. Indeed there
    • — a sort of hollow sphere that grows ever smaller and smaller.
    • The ego on its way between death and a new birth develops quite
    • body, it develops an even greater longing for a certain spot on
    • head. Our will organization, however, expresses itself in what is
    • system, stands our feeling life, which can develop on the foundation
    • development by making breathing a conscious process, and thereby also
    • today, when everything is thought out materialistically. Today it is
    • other side; in such a way, however, that we do not penetrate deeper
    • or, even if not as a corpse, still from without — but upon a
    • next earth life. Even though it is the lowest part of the human
    • mathematically, we develop really out of our inner being; it is the
    • underlying the whole human being which reveal themselves when we
    • to the earlier phases of development of this people.
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    • of form structures, becoming ever more widely diffused, actually
    • world! And we must develop this sense of responsibility that makes us
    • however, speak of the destruction of the astral body; on the
    • which it enters into reciprocal activity. Indeed one can even put it
    • this way (although half figurative, it, nevertheless, corresponds to
    • Their Relationships to Art and Religion.) the ego develops
    • body, which however has now become something different. Indeed there
    • — a sort of hollow sphere that grows ever smaller and smaller.
    • The ego on its way between death and a new birth develops quite
    • body, it develops an even greater longing for a certain spot on
    • head. Our will organization, however, expresses itself in what is
    • system, stands our feeling life, which can develop on the foundation
    • development by making breathing a conscious process, and thereby also
    • today, when everything is thought out materialistically. Today it is
    • other side; in such a way, however, that we do not penetrate deeper
    • or, even if not as a corpse, still from without — but upon a
    • next earth life. Even though it is the lowest part of the human
    • mathematically, we develop really out of our inner being; it is the
    • underlying the whole human being which reveal themselves when we
    • to the earlier phases of development of this people.
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    • aware of the happenings in which they are involved. Nevertheless
    • now, what develops out of this sleeping state at the beginning of
    • in greater or lesser degree of development — when they come
    • Of the development of these three faculties people have usually quite
    • is expressed in words develops, gradually, out of speaking. It is
    • specific development of an organ situated at the left side of the
    • brain. This however only applies to people who use their right hand
    • develops. A person who is born dumb can only be brought to think
    • a faculty that develops out of speech.
    • Now, the characteristic development I have just described is not
    • being is learning to speak, and even later on, too, when he is using
    • speech in everyday life, the astral body carries with it, out of the
    • of voice is produced. The element of spirit and soul however, that
    • child, or even a grown-up, is exerting himself to learn to speak a
    • uses his arms and hands. The astral body flows into every word,
    • bound up with every movement we make as we go about the world
    • in waking consciousness. The Ego is involved in every movement of the
    • hands, in every act of grasping an object. Whereas, in connection
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    • aware of the happenings in which they are involved. Nevertheless
    • now, what develops out of this sleeping state at the beginning of
    • in greater or lesser degree of development — when they come
    • Of the development of these three faculties people have usually quite
    • is expressed in words develops, gradually, out of speaking. It is
    • specific development of an organ situated at the left side of the
    • brain. This however only applies to people who use their right hand
    • develops. A person who is born dumb can only be brought to think
    • a faculty that develops out of speech.
    • Now, the characteristic development I have just described is not
    • being is learning to speak, and even later on, too, when he is using
    • speech in everyday life, the astral body carries with it, out of the
    • of voice is produced. The element of spirit and soul however, that
    • child, or even a grown-up, is exerting himself to learn to speak a
    • uses his arms and hands. The astral body flows into every word,
    • bound up with every movement we make as we go about the world
    • in waking consciousness. The Ego is involved in every movement of the
    • hands, in every act of grasping an object. Whereas, in connection
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    • views which have to be developed in anthroposophical Spiritual
    • convey. Goethe appeals to the revelations of Nature rather than to
    • the revelations of the human mind. And this was the real temper of
    • his soul even when he was still a child, when he was studying at
    • early life — how as a boy of seven he built an altar by taking
    • as he says later — for at seven years he would not, of course,
    • find that they reveal just this attitude of mind. Then a great
    • We shall never understand Goethe unless we bear in mind the
    • scholarship acquired in every kind of educational institution from
    • and outlook, will never understand him. For an inner change of mental
    • would never have been able to write the passage where Faust turns
    • Goethe would never have written such words. After 1790, when he set
    • have to admit that before his journey to Italy Goethe could never
    • agreement. Goethe could never fully find his way into the view of the
    • That, however, is only one side of the picture. There is a certain
    • century runs parallel with the development of intellectualism —
    • kind of thought that has developed since the middle of the fifteenth
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • lived upon the wings of the words. They believed that the concept was
    • Everything was different in an age when it would have been considered
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    • views which have to be developed in anthroposophical Spiritual
    • convey. Goethe appeals to the revelations of Nature rather than to
    • the revelations of the human mind. And this was the real temper of
    • his soul even when he was still a child, when he was studying at
    • early life — how as a boy of seven he built an altar by taking
    • as he says later — for at seven years he would not, of course,
    • find that they reveal just this attitude of mind. Then a great
    • We shall never understand Goethe unless we bear in mind the
    • scholarship acquired in every kind of educational institution from
    • and outlook, will never understand him. For an inner change of mental
    • would never have been able to write the passage where Faust turns
    • Goethe would never have written such words. After 1790, when he set
    • have to admit that before his journey to Italy Goethe could never
    • agreement. Goethe could never fully find his way into the view of the
    • That, however, is only one side of the picture. There is a certain
    • century runs parallel with the development of intellectualism —
    • kind of thought that has developed since the middle of the fifteenth
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • lived upon the wings of the words. They believed that the concept was
    • Everything was different in an age when it would have been considered
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    • this reality, and there is no desire whatever to set these paths in
    • opposition to what has been achieved in so admirable a way by the
    • If, however, the aim is to reach the super-sensible worlds with the
    • achieved greatness through scrupulous observation of the material
    • to proceed hand-in-hand with everything that can be learnt from
    • has developed in the sphere of natural science, comes up against
    • certain boundaries. Every scientific researcher is aware that the
    • every scientific researcher is aware that this problem lies beyond
    • indeed exist, so far as the everyday consciousness of man is
    • the senses communicate and that whenever it would like to pierce
    • to take refuge in a kind of mysticism. They believe that what
    • into the depths of the life of soul. They believe that evidence of
    • things which he regards as revelations from higher worlds, whereas to
    • in later life in a different form. Many a man believes that in
    • development. This kind of investigation into the things of the Spirit
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • of thinking. Anthroposophy does not, however, content itself with the
    • thinking in man is developed to a greater strength and intensity than
    • their effect during the exercises. Nothing whatever must be allowed
    • complete survey must be maintained and everything must be subject to
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    • this reality, and there is no desire whatever to set these paths in
    • opposition to what has been achieved in so admirable a way by the
    • If, however, the aim is to reach the super-sensible worlds with the
    • achieved greatness through scrupulous observation of the material
    • to proceed hand-in-hand with everything that can be learnt from
    • has developed in the sphere of natural science, comes up against
    • certain boundaries. Every scientific researcher is aware that the
    • every scientific researcher is aware that this problem lies beyond
    • indeed exist, so far as the everyday consciousness of man is
    • the senses communicate and that whenever it would like to pierce
    • to take refuge in a kind of mysticism. They believe that what
    • into the depths of the life of soul. They believe that evidence of
    • things which he regards as revelations from higher worlds, whereas to
    • in later life in a different form. Many a man believes that in
    • development. This kind of investigation into the things of the Spirit
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • of thinking. Anthroposophy does not, however, content itself with the
    • thinking in man is developed to a greater strength and intensity than
    • their effect during the exercises. Nothing whatever must be allowed
    • complete survey must be maintained and everything must be subject to
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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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    • and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.
    • eleven others, is entitled:
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    • the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.*
    • possibilities of development for the future. I have said that we
    • should observe the events which have taken place in the course of
    • human evolution, events that have led up to a soul-constitution which
    • developed to a height which has not been surpassed during the three
    • up intellectualism. Intellectualism developed from out a spiritual
    • utmost to destroy, with but a few exceptions, every gnostic document.
    • even if this was instinctive. At the same time, this super-sensible
    • alludes to it whenever he speaks of his predecessors, but he can no
    • continued to exist even in the post-Christian centuries, had an
    • reveals the struggle after a world-conception from out the very
    • Nevertheless these dogmas were connected with contents which had once
    • had to be elaborated inwardly, and what was achieved in this
    • been developed up to the fifteenth century as a technique of
    • cannot accept, nevertheless it reveals a thinking activity which
    • century was, therefore, the development of a technique of thinking.
    • contents of a supernatural revelation, which at that time was more or
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    • and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.
    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.*
    • possibilities of development for the future. I have said that we
    • should observe the events which have taken place in the course of
    • human evolution, events that have led up to a soul-constitution which
    • developed to a height which has not been surpassed during the three
    • up intellectualism. Intellectualism developed from out a spiritual
    • utmost to destroy, with but a few exceptions, every gnostic document.
    • even if this was instinctive. At the same time, this super-sensible
    • alludes to it whenever he speaks of his predecessors, but he can no
    • continued to exist even in the post-Christian centuries, had an
    • reveals the struggle after a world-conception from out the very
    • Nevertheless these dogmas were connected with contents which had once
    • had to be elaborated inwardly, and what was achieved in this
    • been developed up to the fifteenth century as a technique of
    • cannot accept, nevertheless it reveals a thinking activity which
    • century was, therefore, the development of a technique of thinking.
    • contents of a supernatural revelation, which at that time was more or
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  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • conception is nevertheless based upon something through which the
    • this attitude towards science, nothing else could develop, except a
    • Haeckel gave to his world-conception, and even without considering
    • world-conception; people believed that only this enabled them to
    • sensualists, whose cleverest representative, as explained to you
    • a conspicuous man. That physiologist, however, was a thoroughly
    • that every single word revealed how matters stood. Whereas a few
    • Jena they nevertheless held the rank of professors; they received no
    • this. In every third sentence he spoke of the “colleague”
    • the banquet, Eucken, the philosopher, held a speech. He revealed (one
    • most characteristic ... for even otherwise, philosophy could not say
    • yesterday, we have within the human being, as an inner development,
    • nerve-sensory part of the human being above all has developed during
    • man, the nerve-sensory part of man had been developed in a particular
    • you in connection with a conversation which I had several decades ago
    • development, the human being (he described this concretely) shall be
    • popular world-conception even in the most distant country villages.
    • moment of waking up to the moment of falling asleep. Even then, he
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    • conception is nevertheless based upon something through which the
    • this attitude towards science, nothing else could develop, except a
    • Haeckel gave to his world-conception, and even without considering
    • world-conception; people believed that only this enabled them to
    • sensualists, whose cleverest representative, as explained to you
    • a conspicuous man. That physiologist, however, was a thoroughly
    • that every single word revealed how matters stood. Whereas a few
    • Jena they nevertheless held the rank of professors; they received no
    • this. In every third sentence he spoke of the “colleague”
    • the banquet, Eucken, the philosopher, held a speech. He revealed (one
    • most characteristic ... for even otherwise, philosophy could not say
    • yesterday, we have within the human being, as an inner development,
    • nerve-sensory part of the human being above all has developed during
    • man, the nerve-sensory part of man had been developed in a particular
    • you in connection with a conversation which I had several decades ago
    • development, the human being (he described this concretely) shall be
    • popular world-conception even in the most distant country villages.
    • moment of waking up to the moment of falling asleep. Even then, he
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    • the midst of events that arouse every feeling of the human soul in
    • the deepest and most significant way. We live in the midst of events
    • of man's future development. Many things are born out of pain and
    • Although not directly, they are nevertheless, indirectly
    • feel in the manifold events of the present time, is the fact that
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • comparatively short time the etheric body becomes severed from the
    • spiritual world. Afterwards, however, as he continues along his path
    • becomes severed from the human individuality and goes its own
    • to everyone of us that the etheric body of a man who died young must
    • forces never go lost, but transform themselves. Natural science
    • known to many of you, but that I must nevertheless repeat here, a
    • real event of recent times, experienced by quite a number of our
    • boy of one of our members. After an evening lecture at Dornach, we
    • little boy of seven. It was soon evident that a terrible accident
    • furniture van had been seen for a long time, or perhaps never at all,
    • and where perhaps no furniture van would ever be seen again. At a
    • towards evening. Nothing else had been noticed, but the little boy
    • to lift the van between eleven and twelve at night (the owners
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
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    • the midst of events that arouse every feeling of the human soul in
    • the deepest and most significant way. We live in the midst of events
    • of man's future development. Many things are born out of pain and
    • Although not directly, they are nevertheless, indirectly
    • feel in the manifold events of the present time, is the fact that
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • comparatively short time the etheric body becomes severed from the
    • spiritual world. Afterwards, however, as he continues along his path
    • becomes severed from the human individuality and goes its own
    • to everyone of us that the etheric body of a man who died young must
    • forces never go lost, but transform themselves. Natural science
    • known to many of you, but that I must nevertheless repeat here, a
    • real event of recent times, experienced by quite a number of our
    • boy of one of our members. After an evening lecture at Dornach, we
    • little boy of seven. It was soon evident that a terrible accident
    • furniture van had been seen for a long time, or perhaps never at all,
    • and where perhaps no furniture van would ever be seen again. At a
    • towards evening. Nothing else had been noticed, but the little boy
    • to lift the van between eleven and twelve at night (the owners
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
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  • Title: Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
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    • the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries right on into our
    • all remains indefinite, even nebulous. Everything that Giordano Bruno
    • says reveals a striving to describe the man of the present in the
    • perception and from the Mysteries, there is no trace in him whatever.
    • however, looks out into the world that is perceptible to the senses
    • experienced, however, they gradually become vision of man’s
    • sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is one of those who strive to
    • But even
    • words have, however, an entirely different significance in his
    • human spectre is evolved, never the real being of man. In this human
    • say: Out there in nature, everything has its form, its configuration.
    • which revealed themselves in his etheric body. They were cosmic
    • Boehme, however, had still been able to gather up those crumbs of
    • Folk-Wisdom which told him: Man dissolves everything he assimilates
    • Jacob Boehme says, we should never be able to interpret his
    • some people, to see how they read Jacob Boehme and whenever they come
    • processes which revealed themselves to man as the ever-recurring
    • became, nevertheless, entirely academic and on the other side had
    • more articulate than those among whom he lived but even he could do
    • hovers into infinitudes but is nevertheless abstract. And that which
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    • the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries right on into our
    • all remains indefinite, even nebulous. Everything that Giordano Bruno
    • says reveals a striving to describe the man of the present in the
    • perception and from the Mysteries, there is no trace in him whatever.
    • however, looks out into the world that is perceptible to the senses
    • experienced, however, they gradually become vision of man’s
    • sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is one of those who strive to
    • But even
    • words have, however, an entirely different significance in his
    • human spectre is evolved, never the real being of man. In this human
    • say: Out there in nature, everything has its form, its configuration.
    • which revealed themselves in his etheric body. They were cosmic
    • Boehme, however, had still been able to gather up those crumbs of
    • Folk-Wisdom which told him: Man dissolves everything he assimilates
    • Jacob Boehme says, we should never be able to interpret his
    • some people, to see how they read Jacob Boehme and whenever they come
    • processes which revealed themselves to man as the ever-recurring
    • became, nevertheless, entirely academic and on the other side had
    • more articulate than those among whom he lived but even he could do
    • hovers into infinitudes but is nevertheless abstract. And that which
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man's Development,
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    • words and then to pass on to what I believe I must tell you, for it
    • develop its peculiarities. Those who are initiated into the spiritual
    • this course of development, know that the second half of the 19th
    • never there before. This wave of a special course of development then
    • of transformation, in a special course of development. We know that
    • time of development in India; a particular forming of the astral body
    • then began, and a certain intermediate course of development took
    • place during that epoch of European development which began about the
    • (Verstandes und Gemütsseele) unfolded. Everything that humanity
    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • ascending line of development. However, while the wonderful Greek
    • understanding soul was in an ascending line of development. It had
    • their development, the Greeks had to pass through what one might call
    • descending line of development and decadent. Those who have a deeper
    • to a high point. On that account the Romans developed such abstract
    • ideas; on that account the Romans developed something that did not as
    • yet exist in the whole ancient East, that did not even exist, in the
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    • seventeen others, is entitled:
    • words and then to pass on to what I believe I must tell you, for it
    • develop its peculiarities. Those who are initiated into the spiritual
    • this course of development, know that the second half of the 19th
    • never there before. This wave of a special course of development then
    • of transformation, in a special course of development. We know that
    • time of development in India; a particular forming of the astral body
    • then began, and a certain intermediate course of development took
    • place during that epoch of European development which began about the
    • (Verstandes und Gemütsseele) unfolded. Everything that humanity
    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • ascending line of development. However, while the wonderful Greek
    • understanding soul was in an ascending line of development. It had
    • their development, the Greeks had to pass through what one might call
    • descending line of development and decadent. Those who have a deeper
    • to a high point. On that account the Romans developed such abstract
    • ideas; on that account the Romans developed something that did not as
    • yet exist in the whole ancient East, that did not even exist, in the
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    • nevertheless at work in the physical world. Our physical environment
    • becoming extremely strong, might succeed in preventing
    • same form of physical life beyond this time in the sixth or seventh
    • However, if men really take hold of the best possibilities for their
    • become even more spiritual.
    • longer incarnates physically, there is nevertheless a similarity. If
    • proper for us in the physical body. Even the experiences gained by
    • those which can be understood by the healthy human reason. Everything
    • not the right significance for human life. Even if people were able
    • healthy reason to them, these experiences would be of no use whatever
    • away without being understood. People are never willing to believe
    • can have no true understanding of the super-sensible world. However
    • never uttered about the events of the last four or five years,
    • because people everywhere speak out of one or other national
    • lecture yesterday are possible — can you believe that many
    • everybody to-day ought constantly to repeat them to himself. Only so
    • can there gradually be achieved what is necessary in this domain. As
    • super-sensible truths into the world. Thereby it could achieve
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    • nevertheless at work in the physical world. Our physical environment
    • becoming extremely strong, might succeed in preventing
    • same form of physical life beyond this time in the sixth or seventh
    • However, if men really take hold of the best possibilities for their
    • become even more spiritual.
    • longer incarnates physically, there is nevertheless a similarity. If
    • proper for us in the physical body. Even the experiences gained by
    • those which can be understood by the healthy human reason. Everything
    • not the right significance for human life. Even if people were able
    • healthy reason to them, these experiences would be of no use whatever
    • away without being understood. People are never willing to believe
    • can have no true understanding of the super-sensible world. However
    • never uttered about the events of the last four or five years,
    • because people everywhere speak out of one or other national
    • lecture yesterday are possible — can you believe that many
    • everybody to-day ought constantly to repeat them to himself. Only so
    • can there gradually be achieved what is necessary in this domain. As
    • super-sensible truths into the world. Thereby it could achieve
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    • followed by the third stage, that of the revelation of the nature of
    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • inmost impulses of the will surrendered themselves in reverent
    • will have to take many steps in spiritual development before such an
    • which this Movement for Religious Renewal has developed.
    • man so deeply that it pervades everything he brings forth out of his
    • wider circles, even though the striving may be more or less
    • duties of ministers of the church; and there seemed every prospect of
    • developed, cannot be satisfied. I pointed out, therefore, that there
    • gradually develop together with anthroposophical knowledge out of the
    • Even the field of scientific work, for example, must not encroach
    • and bring forth out of the spiritual revelations of the present day
    • everything that seeks to penetrate also into the life of science.
    • world. When I gave this advice I never performed a ritualistic act
    • but I had no part whatever in the founding of this Movement. It is a
    • of the Anthroposophical Movement today consider every method of
    • and I must here declare that everyone who is honest and sincere with
    • nervous system to become blood system. The several systems have to
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    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • inmost impulses of the will surrendered themselves in reverent
    • will have to take many steps in spiritual development before such an
    • which this Movement for Religious Renewal has developed.
    • man so deeply that it pervades everything he brings forth out of his
    • wider circles, even though the striving may be more or less
    • duties of ministers of the church; and there seemed every prospect of
    • developed, cannot be satisfied. I pointed out, therefore, that there
    • gradually develop together with anthroposophical knowledge out of the
    • Even the field of scientific work, for example, must not encroach
    • and bring forth out of the spiritual revelations of the present day
    • everything that seeks to penetrate also into the life of science.
    • world. When I gave this advice I never performed a ritualistic act
    • but I had no part whatever in the founding of this Movement. It is a
    • of the Anthroposophical Movement today consider every method of
    • and I must here declare that everyone who is honest and sincere with
    • nervous system to become blood system. The several systems have to
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    • great events of the present are taking place, to those who must stand
    • for these serious events with their life, body and soul:
    • death, as a result of these events:
    • live, reminds us daily and hourly of death, this significant event
    • a real event, in the true meaning of the word, because spiritual
    • the light of spiritual science, death becomes an event,
    • life), it becomes a deep and serious event within the whole compass
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • shown you that in every single case it can only speak of things from
    • complicated structure, formed during long periods of development that
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • our time. A complicated process of development therefore built
    • physical world, merely sees the external aspect of everything
    • that lives within the physical body. Even ordinary science merely
    • know of a house, if we would only go round it outside, without ever
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
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    • great events of the present are taking place, to those who must stand
    • for these serious events with their life, body and soul:
    • death, as a result of these events:
    • live, reminds us daily and hourly of death, this significant event
    • a real event, in the true meaning of the word, because spiritual
    • the light of spiritual science, death becomes an event,
    • life), it becomes a deep and serious event within the whole compass
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • shown you that in every single case it can only speak of things from
    • complicated structure, formed during long periods of development that
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • our time. A complicated process of development therefore built
    • physical world, merely sees the external aspect of everything
    • that lives within the physical body. Even ordinary science merely
    • know of a house, if we would only go round it outside, without ever
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
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    • should also be able to find in evolution a stage that reveals this
    • nation, one that developed in ancient times the soul-qualities
    • environment of the ancient Scythian nation. However, a nation living
    • highly developed nation, but instead, the necessary things must take
    • is particularly disposed to develop the consciousness of the soul’s
    • external events described in history had to take place. The fact that
    • the course of development. I explained to you that “Kalevala”
    • in the East. Indeed, we may say that everything of an inwardly
    • spiritual character is, at the same time, indicated outwardly, even
    • place? How was it possible that a great nation could develop at a
    • That the human being develops his
    • develops his Ego within it — that is to say, with the spirits
    • soul-element, revealing itself as an existence connected with his
    • nature, temperament, character and soul, is related with everything
    • beings of Nature. They reveal themselves, coming from the West; they
    • We can understand culture, even
    • The European nations revered
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    • should also be able to find in evolution a stage that reveals this
    • nation, one that developed in ancient times the soul-qualities
    • environment of the ancient Scythian nation. However, a nation living
    • highly developed nation, but instead, the necessary things must take
    • is particularly disposed to develop the consciousness of the soul’s
    • external events described in history had to take place. The fact that
    • the course of development. I explained to you that “Kalevala”
    • in the East. Indeed, we may say that everything of an inwardly
    • spiritual character is, at the same time, indicated outwardly, even
    • place? How was it possible that a great nation could develop at a
    • That the human being develops his
    • develops his Ego within it — that is to say, with the spirits
    • soul-element, revealing itself as an existence connected with his
    • nature, temperament, character and soul, is related with everything
    • beings of Nature. They reveal themselves, coming from the West; they
    • We can understand culture, even
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    • touch on at least a few of them again tonight. It was never really my
    • organizational and developmental aspects of the Society, for I see it
    • everything related to the life and development of the Society to
    • three phases of anthroposophical development.
    • last week I concentrated, even though sketchily, on their
    • by discussing how a society like ours comes into being. I believe
    • presently developing that the times themselves demand the deepening
    • anthroposophy has to offer. On the other hand, however, a society
    • such as ours has to act as a vanguard in an ever wider disseminating
    • created? Everybody who has sought out the Anthroposophical Society
    • the twenty-one or twenty-two years of the Society's development, we
    • which, when considered factually and not critically, might even be
    • be called a reversing of human will impulses. A person is born into a
    • does so, this reversing of the direction of his will causes him to
    • Now everything that
    • on to develop into a religious impulse. What otherwise lives itself
    • from the life around one, in other words, everything of an ethical,
    • moral, religious nature that had developed in the course of one's
    • practice that civilized man has developed in recent centuries is just
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    • touch on at least a few of them again tonight. It was never really my
    • organizational and developmental aspects of the Society, for I see it
    • everything related to the life and development of the Society to
    • three phases of anthroposophical development.
    • last week I concentrated, even though sketchily, on their
    • by discussing how a society like ours comes into being. I believe
    • presently developing that the times themselves demand the deepening
    • anthroposophy has to offer. On the other hand, however, a society
    • such as ours has to act as a vanguard in an ever wider disseminating
    • created? Everybody who has sought out the Anthroposophical Society
    • the twenty-one or twenty-two years of the Society's development, we
    • which, when considered factually and not critically, might even be
    • be called a reversing of human will impulses. A person is born into a
    • does so, this reversing of the direction of his will causes him to
    • Now everything that
    • on to develop into a religious impulse. What otherwise lives itself
    • from the life around one, in other words, everything of an ethical,
    • moral, religious nature that had developed in the course of one's
    • practice that civilized man has developed in recent centuries is just
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    • of this is that the human ego and astral body first receive a revelation of
    • things, and this revelation which remains unconscious, is then reflected on
    • thoughts evoked by the man whom we met, revealed themselves within our
    • When, several days after, you see this man again, the fresh sight of him
    • everywhere on the physical body. Through these impacts, the light movements
    • Therefore the dead see everything that they have experienced, which the
    • death man sees everything pass before him; for the etheric has the tendency
    • Worlds” it might be that even in life we might see, not the results of
    • prevent me from beholding what takes place in my light-body.’
    • not allowed them to take it. Because I have believed in the Light I shall not
    • when the opposing Ahrimanic demons do not prevent it. There was once a time
    • something, however, that we must possess — this humility, this great
    • a man's developing within him the feeling that it is not possible for a
    • prevalent attitude of soul is that a clever man [and in his own opinion every
    • grown man is very clever today] that the clever man can form an opinion
    • in his own cleverness which every grown man has today, he simply ignores the
    • obscurest corner and labeled — fanaticism and superstition, or even
    • now knows, however, that there are a few men — who will be more and
    • with scorn and ridicule will attempt to interfere with everything that still
    • has to enter into the spiritual development of mankind. It is now sought to
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    • of this is that the human ego and astral body first receive a revelation of
    • things, and this revelation which remains unconscious, is then reflected on
    • thoughts evoked by the man whom we met, revealed themselves within our
    • When, several days after, you see this man again, the fresh sight of him
    • everywhere on the physical body. Through these impacts, the light movements
    • Therefore the dead see everything that they have experienced, which the
    • death man sees everything pass before him; for the etheric has the tendency
    • Worlds” it might be that even in life we might see, not the results of
    • prevent me from beholding what takes place in my light-body.’
    • not allowed them to take it. Because I have believed in the Light I shall not
    • when the opposing Ahrimanic demons do not prevent it. There was once a time
    • something, however, that we must possess — this humility, this great
    • a man's developing within him the feeling that it is not possible for a
    • prevalent attitude of soul is that a clever man [and in his own opinion every
    • grown man is very clever today] that the clever man can form an opinion
    • in his own cleverness which every grown man has today, he simply ignores the
    • obscurest corner and labeled — fanaticism and superstition, or even
    • now knows, however, that there are a few men — who will be more and
    • with scorn and ridicule will attempt to interfere with everything that still
    • has to enter into the spiritual development of mankind. It is now sought to
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Cover Sheet
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Contents
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 1: Forgetting
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • sense. Not only does this knowledge help us understand everyday life,
    • fail to understand many things they are encountering every moment of
    • in life, however, can never serve man's evolution nor his true
    • soul not to be able to remember everything all the time? We shall
    • body. Everything depending on repetition in man or animal is
    • activity of man's astral body. So we can say that everything
    • Some people even say that heredity is due to a kind of unconscious
    • actually sheer dilettantism on a higher level.
    • of the plant's etheric body also has the capacity to develop memory,
    • bean plant. You will have to admit that the plant's development is in
    • that his development is also enclosed within certain limits. Negroes
    • could add various other examples to show that human development, just
    • however, only extends as far as the physical, etheric and astral
    • the development of soul and spiritual qualities. If you imagine two
    • where his capacities are properly developed, you could not possibly
    • say that this development of the child's capacities was already there
    • development, but keeps it as a free organ with which he can take in
    • body. Even the minutest, apparently most trivial memory-picture needs
    • body. Even though very little activity of the etheric body is
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • have always had a certain inner connection, even if, on the surface,
    • being held here alongside the actual group evenings, and which are
    • intended for the purpose of bringing newer members up to the level,
    • cannot be immediately understood by every newcomer. But there is
    • nevertheless; and when you lend lectures to one another you cannot
    • essential part of our anthroposophical life. Even the inserting of a
    • depends on the whole development of the life of the group. Only when
    • eventually be directed towards a definite culmination with which the
    • follows on after the thirty-seventh. There will be an inner
    • connection, even though the subject matter will appear to differ, and
    • These could well appear to have nothing in common; however, you will
    • eventually see that it all has an inner connection, and that these lectures
    • themselves fall sick with it, and even then their interest does not
    • than has ever existed in the religious sphere. The papacy of
    • with great intensity and will do so to an even greater extent in the
    • out of the spirit. Who cares whether the public prevents any cures
    • However it is just the task of a really spiritual movement to awaken
    • thinking. However, if we follow this or that slogan, or give special
    • and put everything under the heading of psychological cures and
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    • visualise how the earlier dual sexed human being gradually developed
    • group the characteristics of the male sex developed more strongly.
    • progressive development in one direction or the other, at a time when
    • meaning behind the two sexes gradually developing and then
    • bringing forth another being of like kind. You must realise, however,
    • and how little could actually happen in human life, as everybody
    • would want to do the same thing as everybody else. But in ancient
    • person, however, did not remain the same throughout his life. Because
    • everything that happened in his environment work upon him. The
    • influence on him. If people go on a long journey nowadays, however
    • olden times. Everything had the greatest influence on people, and so
    • further that reveals itself to us is that the earth itself became
    • not have noticed before but which is nevertheless true.
    • merely listening is joining in everything the other one is doing.
    • even imitates the movements of the vocal cords, and speaks with the
    • speaker. Everything you hear you also say with a gentle movement of
    • this respect the human being does everything the other person is
    • influence on a man's whole development, though only in this limited
    • imitation, for instance, was developed on a tremendous scale. If one
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    • Otherwise we would have to start from the beginning every year.
    • be far removed from the previous lectures but which will nevertheless
    • the seventh day when the patient can easily die, and the doctor has
    • to do everything in his power to bring the patient through this
    • crisis which occurs without fail on the seventh day. This is
    • recognised today by every sensible doctor, though doctors cannot
    • connected with the mysterious number seven.
    • quite literally, namely that your ego never stays the same for the
    • seven days, that is seven times twenty-four hours, that can again be
    • between waking and sleeping, and the astral body in seven times
    • course for seven days, and on the eighth day the rhythm begins again.
    • changed considerably in this respect. During the course of the seven
    • take place in such a way that in four times seven days the human
    • after four times seven days it comes back to the beginning again. A
    • seven days. But now we are approaching a sphere about which we would
    • is approximately four times seven days.
    • however, does not bring us to the end of the matter. Quite definite
    • processes are rhythmically repeated in the physical body too, however
    • rhythm would take place over a period of ten times seven times four
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    • gather together all the threads as it were that will eventually link
    • similar way to our astral body is the number seven. Whereas the ego
    • seven days. Let us go into this in greater detail.
    • with the occasional exception. This is the regular course of events,
    • returns to the same point after seven days. So whilst the ego goes
    • and carries out its cycle in seven days. The cycle of the etheric
    • body, on the other hand, takes four times seven days; after four
    • times seven days it returns to the same point. And now please bear in
    • however, establish a rough figure, and say that it goes through its
    • which cannot be denied by even the most materialistic scientist or
    • occurs on the seventh day. A crisis arises, and the patient has to be
    • pulled through this seventh day. The temperature suddenly falls, and
    • then as a rule you do not know which the seventh day is either. But
    • pneumonia on the seventh day. Why does a special phenomenon occur at
    • all on the seventh day?
    • attempts to pull itself together and develop the forces within itself
    • various organs of the human body came into existence and developed at
    • these organs were developed further at a later stage of evolution.
    • Everything in the physical organism is an expression or outcome of
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    • All this, however, only points to that aspect of illness that is
    • certain way for use in the future. Nevertheless an extract of the
    • earthly life — in reverse sequence. Assuming that a man dies in
    • gone through in life in the reverse order, beginning with his
    • thirty-ninth year, then the thirty-eighth, the thirty-seventh, the
    • first moments and being absolved of everything, he can then enter
    • could say a great deal about it, of course. Today, however, we shall
    • in his development. This is what the pilgrimage of life means for me,
    • incarnation, is set for further development. And this development
    • achieve its purpose. You must not think that man would be better off
    • acquire strength for later. We could even say that the wise guidance
    • he can become stronger in the course of karmic development than he
    • when he was twenty, so that it really hurt. In his reverse journey
    • in the spiritual world everything you yourself did in the external
    • development. This has to be cleared away, otherwise you cannot get
    • everything right in one life. It depends entirely on whether the
    • other person also develops in his soul the corresponding bond of
    • closest to our requirements. They never, however, entirely
    • more or less to overcome everything not suited to it, though this is
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    • something that is absolutely a part of everyday life. And perhaps,
    • distances, for it reveals itself in the most ordinary things of life.
    • include in this cycle of lectures this winter a study of the everyday
    • like to reduce man as near as possible to animal level, emphasises as
    • strongly as it can that a high level of intelligence is to be found
    • observation, even though it is not absolutely impossible. But one
    • significant events if we want to throw light on the real nature of
    • carefully in every single case, if you wanted to see what was causing
    • of the astral body. That is the spiritual state of affairs. Every
    • the ego is contracting the astral body. Every time someone laughs,
    • everything spiritual in man finds expression in the body, and the
    • Every
    • even accompanied by a change of breathing. Therefore let us show the
    • possible for man to rise above the animals and to develop his ego
    • meaninglessly. However, as he has his ego within him and can work
    • laughter are everyday occurrences, but we do not understand them
    • all that forms man is in continuous development. That man has the
    • vehicles of the ego, so to speak, but the ego can be very undeveloped
    • laugh and cry involuntarily, giggle on every occasion and have no
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • we became familiar with every day expressions of man's inner life,
    • you consider what you know of earth conditions, then even if you look
    • actually the human body too, developed in the different epochs of
    • various capacities that mankind has today, developed gradually in the
    • are connected with the unfolding of man's inner being. Now if even
    • this. What we are going to describe today, however, shall be
    • conditions necessary for man to develop into what he is today? It was
    • conditions are quite different. But even today it is still to a
    • effect of the centre of the earth on its surface and everything
    • with the separation of sun and moon. This, however, led to a quite
    • visible, and as such they were highly developed, but regarding their
    • loose connection with the primitive bodies developing on the earth
    • are really very little developed with regard to their physical
    • highest degree ethereal beings with highly developed etheric bodies
    • but underdeveloped physical bodies; beings that as it were could
    • senses would assume these beings to be the most highly developed
    • be underdeveloped. And there was a further difference that is of
    • the sun had least influence men developed in such a way that over
    • will see that they were much more highly developed than the souls
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    • action and deed. Today, however, we want to give a few concluding
    • know that man's development is a gradual and very complicated
    • process. We have repeatedly emphasised that in the first seven years
    • of his life, up to the change of teeth, man develops in quite a
    • passes through several births. The human being is born into the
    • During the first seven years of his life the child's etheric body is
    • is stripped off, and not until now, at the age of seven, is the
    • the astral body develops freely until the twenty-first or
    • If you watch a very young child for several weeks or months, you will
    • forces. However, these currents and forces gradually become less
    • You can actually discover what is happening, even without clairvoyant
    • nerve-strands develop only after birth. A child will hear and see a
    • this are developed in the brain, and the forces that develop these
    • the child's development as an extra covering round the brain. But
    • outside during the first weeks of the child's development could not
    • go on working at the whole development of the growing human being
    • been working from outside passes into the brain, it develops under
    • let us consider the gradual development of the human being and
    • and then the etheric body gradually develops. And this etheric body
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    • inwardly instead of being occasioned by outer events. These lectures
    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • stellar world to the extent to which he developed moral and religious
    • spiritual insight into the connection of certain events with heavenly
    • Gautama Buddha: their missions and achievements in the spiritual
    • rest of the physical body. At a certain stage of development,
    • Seven, Berlin, 14th January, 1913
    • Cyclic seven-year periods in life. Coming of the second
    • within the human being. Growth, however, continues until checked by
    • certain point there is a reversal of vision. Everything that was
    • this is an experience of the moment of the last death in reverse.
    • established during the life between death and rebirth even if there
    • beginning of the seventeenth century Brahmanism was absorbed into
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
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    • the soul need only be duly prepared and revelations will flow from
    • inwardly instead of being occasioned by outer events. These lectures
    • show that the essential nature of these beings can be revealed only
    • development. Someone might argue that he can hardly be expected to
    • faced with a demand for self-development and told that he can only
    • before a human being can reach the highest stage of development he
    • led mankind as a whole to strive for such development, and he need
    • Honest criticism is therefore always possible, even if someone is
    • only at the very beginning of the path of attainment. This, however,
    • purpose is to emphasise how necessary it is — even if there is
    • Mystery of Golgotha and the four Gospels. Nothing, however, would be
    • more unjustified than to believe that by knowing the contents of that
    • to develop gradually. This is also an indication of how what I have
    • however, be dealt with in the forthcoming lectures, the reason being
    • prepared and revelations from the spiritual worlds will be able to
    • in the spiritual world — can be revealed through Initiation.
    • it must be achieved through our inner calm, our inner tranquillity;
    • in the spiritual worlds the capacity to await events with
    • restlessness can be avoided, the more we shall be able to achieve. It
    • is therefore essential to regard whatever comes to pass as something
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    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • that understanding can become more complete. Let us, however, begin
    • study that everyone can undertake for himself.
    • The most important and most outstanding fact revealed by
    • the human Ego, the ‘I’. A distinction must however be
    • consciousness. It must be clear to everyone that from the time a
    • that if from the earliest periods after birth a child were never to
    • come into any sort of collision with the outer world, he could never
    • this, however, is that collisions shall continue to take place. These
    • as far as the development of consciousness is concerned. Unbiased
    • observation, for instance, of the moment of waking will, however,
    • help everyone to realise that this ‘I’-consciousness can
    • even without any occult knowledge — to observe the life of soul
    • character becomes more marked the longer ago the events in question
    • We may remember events which took place very long ago in our life,
    • just as the child develops consciousness of his ‘I’ by
    • or injury is caused, even if it is not at once noticed. Collisions of
    • ‘I’-consciousness could never develop if we were not
    • rather different from what it is to the ‘I’. Everyday
    • Our ‘I’ is something — never mind for
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    • It might easily be believed that this is inevitably a
    • further development if it were otherwise, if he could not learn from
    • Without realising it he may even be longing for Anthroposophy. In
    • Ego-consciousness. To believe that would be to misunderstand entirely
    • including those of which he has no conscious knowledge or may even
    • which may have developed precisely because of his violent opposition,
    • in anthroposophical development has been reached when it is thought
    • of how men will gradually develop consciousness of what surrounds
    • humanity, this will eventually come about. Simply through paying
    • also produced in our soul, either of sympathy or antipathy. Even
    • Nevertheless it may be possible to verify that had we been in the
    • This is an even more radical example of what I just said. We pay
    • life. For our inner life, however, it is certainly of importance.
    • have been the same as if you had never been involved? Would it not
    • would have experienced if, for example, the lecture this evening had
    • world in the spiritual world and reverberate through it. It is not
    • may actually reveal to us wishes or thoughts of souls living between
    • what might have happened, nevertheless there are times in life when
    • events that might have happened have a decisive influence upon the
    • might have happened and was prevented only because other conditions,
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    • stellar world to the extent to which he developed moral and religious
    • spiritual insight into the connection of certain events with heavenly
    • to the extent to which he developed moral and religious qualities
    • if, during his life on Earth before death, he developed a genuinely
    • subsequent life on Earth, if he developed a truly religious attitude
    • however, there is a certain difference between his connection with
    • and rebirth, however, a man beholds how forces from the world of
    • Zodiac. He looks out as it were from every point of the Zodiac, that
    • correct as this is from one point of view, it nevertheless presents
    • in appearance at all events; we cannot, however, speak of an actual
    • coloured chalks which would have indicated the several members of
    • astral body leave the human being during sleep is, however, strictly
    • developing powers of attraction drawn from the world of stars; it can
    • development during incarnations, let us say in the Egypto-Chaldean
    • Even externally it is not difficult to discover what the soul is
    • experiencing. I think that even in this enlightened audience there
    • There will even be people, among town-dwellers for example, whom one
    • development. What holds good for the soul now would have been utterly
    • very great. Our present age, however, has a definite advantage over
    • the sky. And being very clever he looks at a chart of the heavens
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    • their missions and achievements in the spiritual history of mankind.
    • thirteenth century we associate everything that has to do with the
    • an achievement of supreme importance in the history of human
    • evolution — an achievement before the time of the Mystery of
    • not differ from that of Western occultism in regard to this event —
    • development and stature of mankind.
    • ‘Revelations shall tell of the Divine in the Heights and there
    • the song which tells of the revelation of the divine-spiritual forces
    • had revealed himself at the time of the birth of Jesus; and he
    • can be no more than indicated — and even then half
    • spoken of as Gautama Buddha. And in the seventh/eighth century after
    • Mystery Centre referred to above; but everything was clothed in a
    • co-operated from the spiritual world in the development of
    • remoteness from the world and everyday experience — let them
    • numbers of human beings would have developed the character and
    • planetary spheres. Since the last death, every soul incarnated on the
    • with the fundamental laws of evolution, whenever we return to the
    • evolution. Whenever we pass into a planetary sphere after death —
    • example of evolution. This example is revealed to occult
    • great transformation which could have been achieved only by
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    • rest of the physical body. At a certain stage of development,
    • being, after experiencing the Christ Event in the Sun sphere between
    • be an ever deepening understanding of the Christ Impulse. Everything
    • is this: Why was it that even in areas where Christianity was
    • You are aware that everything connected with the subject
    • although Rosicrucianism must, we are told, be included in everything
    • Ego, together with everything that belongs to these members. We know,
    • is the principle that remains intact although everything else in the
    • refuted by every sleep at night, for then this ‘I’ is
    • even if we cannot yet claim to have any knowledge of occultism?
    • must be present in the human being even when he cannot yet say ‘I’,
    • months or even first years of his life will seem to external science
    • faculties of speaking and thinking are still undeveloped. When the
    • human being reaches the level ordained for him, when he can stand
    • vertical spine, and who can speak and think. Even a parrot is able to
    • with an intelligence much greater than that of a parrot will never
    • down to a level below that of these Spirits of Form. To what category
    • evolution and have still not reached the level of the Spirits of
    • head is the most fully developed of all the physical organs, even in
    • clairvoyance a remarkable difference is revealed between the head
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    • Cyclic seven-year periods in life. Coming of the second
    • within the human being. Growth, however, continues until checked by
    • LECTURE SEVEN
    • cycles: one from birth until about the seventh year, or until the
    • in periods of seven years. Even to ordinary observation it will be
    • clear that this systematic arrangement into periods of seven years is
    • significance cut across these seven-year periods. We ourselves have
    • point between birth and the seventh year. And something similar can
    • invalidate the regular seven-year cycle. We shall, however, always
    • discover that whatever comes in this way into the life of man and
    • experiences connected with the actual seven-year cycles. You will
    • inward members of his constitution. From birth until the seventh year
    • development is connected primarily with the physical body, then for
    • seven years with the etheric body, then for seven years with the
    • nature of man. That is essentially characteristic of the seven-year
    • cut across these seven-year periods? The flashing-up of
    • emphatically inner event. For the sake of clarity, here let us
    • happening which cuts across the seven-year cycles of evolution. We
    • The first seven-year period ends with the change of
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    • certain point there is a reversal of vision. Everything that was
    • this is an experience of the moment of the last death in reverse.
    • fact will strike us most strongly of all if we succeed in developing,
    • even to a comparatively small extent, the capacity to view life and
    • But if and when in the course of development the time comes when
    • everyday life we want to think or form judgements, but for that very
    • on man himself. It is actually as if everything else were blotted out
    • nothing except Man. What would never be seen by day, in the waking
    • state, is revealed when contemplated from the viewpoint of sleep. And
    • to work at the creation of man, at a level above that of mineral,
    • everything except the real being of man, through the spiritual
    • see everything that is hidden from the ordinary perception of waking
    • of a grown-up person, however, or of a child from a certain age
    • onwards, when seen from the viewpoint of sleep, reveals a constant
    • process of decay, of destruction. Every night during sleep the forces
    • of destruction are ever and again subjugated by the forces of growth;
    • never the equal of those that have been used up during the waking
    • precondition of man's true spiritual development. No being who did
    • of developing an inner life of soul. No life of soul as experienced
    • of soul and feel the whole development to be beneficial. Looked at
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    • established during the life between death and rebirth even if there
    • or even here and there admit it, they are wont to say: Well, there
    • namely, the Beings of the several higher Hierarchies. Let us ask
    • body, even the very convolutions of his brain, by means of the forces
    • receive everything that the super-sensible world can give us, even if
    • false. Every world has its own special mission. And what a man can
    • one life a man deliberately scorns to develop in his soul any
    • forces wherewith to create even the organs enabling him to think,
    • because what comes later will be revealed in all good time. But the
    • form in which it will be revealed depends entirely upon how we have
    • an utterance such as this seems very clever, very subtle. But if only
    • speech, he would never learn to speak. And so anyone who argues
    • life, they could not make it possible for him to develop the capacity
    • developed what it is certainly true to call a religious, pious
    • people with a pious, even mystical nature emanating from egoism.
    • developed a religious frame of mind out of sheer egoism. They then
    • became morose and hypochondriacal, finding everything distasteful.
    • believe that we can wait until death to establish connection with the
    • everything that can further the health of beings on the Earth, can
    • materialistic superstition to believe that physical hygiene and
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    • beginning of the seventeenth century Brahmanism was absorbed into
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • lives through these regions which enclose ever more extensive cosmic
    • functions of the several planets. It is now a matter of harmonising
    • sense-impressions. If you ‘think away’ everything that
    • say: When the soul passes through the gate of death, everything given
    • by the senses comes to an end and whatever is left can at most only
    • their own distinctive colouring in every individual. Whereas thoughts
    • however, he then rids himself of this longing too.
    • Mercury sphere. On approaching the Mercury sphere, however, the soul
    • have developed certain religious impulses during earthly life. In
    • it to develop what is needed for the next incarnation on Earth. Not
    • inwardly with yearning for the last life on Earth; moreover even in
    • must finally have finished even with everything that transcends
    • merely personal experience; in the Mercury region with whatever moral
    • whatever religious conceptions have been developed, in the region of
    • the Sun with whatever understanding has been acquired of the
    • with a religious life befitting all mankind. Thus it is even the
    • higher interests that can develop in the further evolution of
    • strife, of aggressive impulses until the beginning of the seventeenth
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • pattern of man's thoughts and spiritual development in searching for
    • shown in the momentous events of the Christ Being incarnating in
    • these events is illustrated by the establishing of the Gnostic
    • offers an illuminating insight into the European development of the
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    • However, after an increasing number of incomplete and erroneous
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    • Christ-Event. Chronology in the world-outlook of Zarathustra;
    • The permeation of spiritual revelations by the Christ
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    • (The Effect of Occult Development upon the Self and the Sheaths of Man)
    • really to be handed — as is revealed to us when from the
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • Whoever wishes to pursue my own inner conflict and toil in my effort
    • which came into existence the structure of Anthroposophy, even if
    • such revelations to humanity.
    • Nowhere has even the slightest mention of anything been made which
    • Membership. Whoever reads these private publications can accept them
    • which I have not been able to revise will however have to be
    • publication is nevertheless reserved to those possessing the
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    • considerable size, will amount to several hundreds. A full and
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    • that we will rely on what cannot be denied even by minds most given
    • which Greek culture and other deepened forms of thinking had achieved
    • of existence in external, spatial terms, have really developed very
    • little since the beginning of our era. They were all present — even
    • realise that as the story of the event on Golgotha became known in
    • everything that individual religious creeds have to say about the
    • beyond what can be reached by the development of thinking. And the
    • everything outside; let us imagine that no report of the Mystery of
    • other people had thinking ever been like that! However sceptical
    • anyone may be, however little he may care to know about the Mystery
    • we have enclosed there was a deepening of thought never previously
    • and brings it to a loftier view of itself. Whatever else you may
    • draw back from the physical world, you may disbelieve in a spiritual
    • him, even though it be from a far spiritual distance, separated from
    • thought underwent its deepening; to shut out everything else,
    • tried in their own way to understand the change. Even the external
    • developments of the last few centuries. In tracing back the evolution
    • And even those who seek for a more spiritual conception of the world
    • even they, when they look back to the beginning of time,
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    • everything earthly and comes from spiritual realms; such a Being can
    • essence of humanity which had never before been incarnated in the
    • was hidden from these Gnostics. Hence they were never satisfied — or at
    • least their followers were never satisfied — with what they could say
    • see everywhere that the Gnostics tried to master with their concepts
    • questions and try to answer them, the course of events will become
    • epoch, when even the Gnosis was not powerful enough to understand
    • were three men of exceptional wisdom who even at the time of the
    • there. In this fourth epoch, however, men lack the possibility of
    • relation to the Christ Event, it must seem as though theology had
    • the world their manifold prophecies. And these prophecies, even in
    • prophecies about the future development of this or that people,
    • one listens that every Sibyl is a spiritual fanatic who wants to
    • Sibyllism gains influence over the Roman poets; how it even plays
    • then we see Sibyllism even gaining a foothold in Christianity. We
    • And so, right into the time of the development of
    • more widely than is generally believed by what came from the Sibyls.
    • depicted not only the development of Earth and Humanity, but also the
    • similar, quietly taking into well-ordered minds whatever it is they
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    • development appropriate for so lofty an Ego in that period. We know
    • which had developed in a certain way through earlier incarnations. We
    • clairvoyant observation — the following is revealed.
    • for at the present day one cannot say everything in public.
    • planets into physical bodies, the development of their senses would
    • everything went on normally. Because the Luciferic and Ahrimanic
    • to go through a development which would enable him to be permeated
    • event, far back in the Lemurian Age, had not taken place in the
    • for a time had developed in a suitably useful way, had fallen into
    • so on — these forces would have developed under the influence
    • seven planets, as they used to be called. The planetary forces worked
    • order; not, however, from all the planets, but only from Sun, Moon
    • teaching arose; his initiation had revealed to him — had
    • there developed also that star worship which is indeed known
    • To this was added as a third event the reflection or
    • Nazareth, but we are speaking now of an event that took place in
    • willing took an orderly course. This was an important event, coming
    • early in the evolution of humanity: the development of the human
    • events had brought order rather into the bodily constitution of man
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    • after effects, of the threefold Christ-event, for this, as we have
    • threefold Christ-event in the souls of post-Atlantean mankind. From
    • effect of the threefold Christ-event was that which arose from the
    • are used today — have a dry, abstract, even pedantic sound;
    • workings of Time — Zervan Akarana. Not, however, the abstract
    • everything that was disclosed by the true, authentic Chronology of
    • Christ-event before the Atlantean catastrophe.
    • Greeks reverenced Apollo, the reflection of the Nathan Jesus-child as
    • occultism. But in revering Apollo the Greeks did not look on the sun
    • Even if we take only the physical sun into account, we find that its
    • still echoing the threefold Christ-event — take in the fourth
    • Christ-event, but it came from quite another side. And this fourth
    • The development of the ancient Hebrew civilisation will
    • never reveal its particular secrets unless it is studied as Geology,
    • everything we find handed down by the Bible from Hebrew antiquity
    • We know, and have emphasised, that the Earth develops
    • the Deluge as another important event after the creation of Adam, the
    • everywhere we should find that the spirit of Earth prevails in all
    • that Moses gives out as a revelation of the Jahve-god. What Moses
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    • ancient times, and even in the third post-Atlantean epoch, had some
    • souls of the Sibyls — should never be called good or bad in
    • superficially. Much will have to be revealed as a symptom of the
    • that essential developments in the historical configuration of
    • symptom of this. There are events that reflect, as though through
    • He did so and he won the battle. A decisive event for the
    • reappeared slowly, and that even today it has not fully reappeared
    • further occult development of Christianity in the West — then
    • also that from an early age the child began to notice everything
    • Friday he came to a hermit, named Trevericent. The hermit tells him
    • research has never been able to trace this Kyot and regards him as
    • the epoch of the Holy Rishis, will recur in the seventh, as I have
    • with the hermit Trevericent. This meeting with the hermit is
    • Our Lord I thought of never more
    • very well interpret it, however much one may try to immerse oneself
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    • such a way as to let you see how these things reveal themselves
    • something does nevertheless pass through the physical matter. This
    • recollect all that we have ever said about this Sun-spirit in
    • emphasised that on every Good Friday, and thus during the Easter
    • therefore, everyone can see this picture of the Holy Grail. According
    • developments that have taken their course below the surface of
    • to hold fast to the geological character of its revelations. I have
    • shown how these revelations must be looked for, and can everywhere be
    • atmosphere and everywhere else. The influx of the elements was felt
    • of again yielding lawful revelations. Never willingly did the true
    • revelation of the spirit. He had vowed himself to the Jahve-god who
    • “Go no further! Be content with what Jahve reveals in his moon
    • then we find it symbolised in the old Hebrew tradition through Eve.
    • Eve — the vowels are never clearly pronounced — Eve! Add
    • Occult History: Personalities and Events in the Light of Spiritual Science,
    • events of the greatest importance for the destiny of Europe in the
    • revealed. I would like to take this opportunity of reading to you a
    • letter written by a man who lived through these events, for it shows
    • describing her achievements, he writes:
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    • forces, which seek in vain if we look around us today. For even if we
    • The fact that they participate in current events and that the way in
    • and believed that it had sent him to gaol. Just as little as a legal
    • ancient Saturn laws. If, however, we look from what stands before us
    • however, it is not active in that which develops from the ovum to the
    • and dies away during the embryonic development, in what is lost with
    • to say, as a dying away in human development, as something that is
    • will have found that four periods in the development
    • intention was to give everything that could stimulate the mind and
    • and that of ancient Greece. Our clumsy thinking believes that thought
    • modern man. Thought lived in Socrates, Plato, even in Aristotle quite
    • that Thales believed that the world originated out of water,
    • his soul, but thought is revealed to him just as external sound or
    • colour is revealed to modern man. The Greek perceives the thought; he
    • world reveals to them a thought-work; that is the essential character
    • believe that they understand what Plato and Aristotle perceived as a
    • Greece. It is completely foolish to believe that Plato thought he
    • perceived thoughts. To believe that Aristotle already thought in the
    • you will find everywhere how the Christ-Impulse rules in them. It is
    • in the second period of philosophical development.
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    • forces, which seek in vain if we look around us today. For even if we
    • The fact that they participate in current events and that the way in
    • and believed that it had sent him to gaol. Just as little as a legal
    • ancient Saturn laws. If, however, we look from what stands before us
    • however, it is not active in that which develops from the ovum to the
    • and dies away during the embryonic development, in what is lost with
    • to say, as a dying away in human development, as something that is
    • will have found that four periods in the development
    • intention was to give everything that could stimulate the mind and
    • and that of ancient Greece. Our clumsy thinking believes that thought
    • modern man. Thought lived in Socrates, Plato, even in Aristotle quite
    • that Thales believed that the world originated out of water,
    • his soul, but thought is revealed to him just as external sound or
    • colour is revealed to modern man. The Greek perceives the thought; he
    • world reveals to them a thought-work; that is the essential character
    • believe that they understand what Plato and Aristotle perceived as a
    • Greece. It is completely foolish to believe that Plato thought he
    • perceived thoughts. To believe that Aristotle already thought in the
    • you will find everywhere how the Christ-Impulse rules in them. It is
    • in the second period of philosophical development.
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    • physical nature is only the external, the most external, revelation
    • everything that radiates upon it — the radiations of the solar
    • as a mirror of the universe — then radiates them back in every
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • every other radiation in cosmic space is also reflected by the Moon.
    • only someone who, by developing certain qualities connected with the
    • this Moon fortress, certain secrets can be revealed that were once in
    • Vedanta philosophy; we press on to the primal revelations hidden
    • memory was preserved of what these Beings had once revealed to the
    • Such an image would tell us nothing whatever about the man's
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • tells us about everything else in the universe, Saturn tells
    • he is reveals itself gradually as a kind of memory of the planetary
    • steadfastly participated in whatever has come to pass in our
    • they speak only of past cosmic events. That is why Saturn is
    • are opposed to progress, who ever and again want to bring back the
    • cosmic present. But what Jupiter reveals to the eye of spirit must be
    • efforts to develop his capacities of thinking, he cannot, even if he
    • revealed in the form of thoughts and can be approached only through a
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    • characters of the several planets.
    • physical nature is only the external, the most external, revelation
    • everything that radiates upon it — the radiations of the solar
    • as a mirror of the universe — then radiates them back in every
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • every other radiation in cosmic space is also reflected by the Moon.
    • only someone who, by developing certain qualities connected with the
    • this Moon fortress, certain secrets can be revealed that were once in
    • Vedanta philosophy; we press on to the primal revelations hidden
    • memory was preserved of what these Beings had once revealed to the
    • Such an image would tell us nothing whatever about the man's
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • tells us about everything else in the universe, Saturn tells
    • he is reveals itself gradually as a kind of memory of the planetary
    • steadfastly participated in whatever has come to pass in our
    • they speak only of past cosmic events. That is why Saturn is
    • are opposed to progress, who ever and again want to bring back the
    • cosmic present. But what Jupiter reveals to the eye of spirit must be
    • efforts to develop his capacities of thinking, he cannot, even if he
    • revealed in the form of thoughts and can be approached only through a
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  • Title: Geographic Medicine: Lecture I
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    • to ever new achievements in the realm of knowing and in the realm of
    • of the human spirit, however, something else makes a clear impression
    • view had broken with what people for a long time believed necessary
    • reversals of knowledge.
    • considerations this evening are devoted, we have to do with an even
    • greater reversal of this kind. Those who believe themselves convinced
    • also believe it necessary for it to have a decisive influence now and
    • prejudices, with traditional opinions. People believed that if
    • concerning what we are to discuss this evening get in the way. Here
    • structure of nature. He believes that he has to regard himself as
    • occupies itself. The possibility of developing conceptual beliefs in
    • generally considered something dreamy or sentimental to believe that
    • a really factual knowledge can be developed about the facts that can
    • those who believe themselves to be forming their judgments out of the
    • This evening we will
    • sectarian. It is completely misunderstood by anyone who believes that
    • result of the world view brought by natural scientific development, a
    • humanity. This natural scientific development today supplies so many
    • quick look at what is living, it is possible to see how everywhere
    • construction of the seed reveals concerning growing, becoming,
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  • Title: Geographic Medicine: Lecture II
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    • schools. It must be said, however, that the time has approached in
    • world, human beings believed something entirely different concerning
    • called erroneous today. This view believed that the physical
    • physical-sensible existence and prevented from rising appropriately
    • spiritual science today. Nevertheless it is true. You already know
    • would be erroneous to believe that the human being loses
    • consciousness after death. This curious idea is even spread around in
    • more intensive, but it is of a different kind. Even regarding the
    • growth into a general world connection, even after death. The
    • spiritual world, even when we are here on the physical plane.
    • an earthly paradise. Even before these past three years there were
    • however, the working together of the physical world with the
    • spiritual is extremely complicated. Nevertheless, it must be said
    • will become a corpse in the future, however, and the human being will
    • souls as a holy thought every day so that we never lose our fervour
    • spiritual world. Everything that comes to us in such concepts enables
    • friends, if we gradually develop our consciousness here from
    • develops, we don't need to describe it. After death totally different
    • necessary, however, is that we disengage ourselves from the powerful
    • the higher hierarchies, and even the worlds of these beings, are
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  • Title: Lecture: The Problem of Destiny
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    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • this way — many things are almost self-evident, nevertheless it
    • observed through the senses, should never be met with objections
    • obvious, we nevertheless frequently hear objections raised against
    • correspond with these descriptions, I shall never adapt myself to such
    • never be based upon the argument that the world has a meaning only if
    • aspect, can never enable us to say anything concerning the
    • an insight into the facts of the spiritual world develop gradually,
    • as I have frequently described to you. They develop in such a way
    • development rendering us more and more capable. For our capabilities
    • insight into the spiritual world. In every sphere of life there are
    • A special riddle is everything that we experience in the
    • form of destiny, between birth and death — everything we
    • destiny. Undoubtedly, every case has its individual aspect. But just
    • greater sphere of forces develops than those which arise between these
    • from his sight at a time when he never thought of losing him.
    • friend changes the relationships which could only be developed
    • tied in a different way. Thus, everything we experience with the
    • And even though grief and sorrow cannot diminish through the
    • and interweave (I have often mentioned this), we must, nevertheless
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    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • this way — many things are almost self-evident, nevertheless it
    • observed through the senses, should never be met with objections
    • obvious, we nevertheless frequently hear objections raised against
    • correspond with these descriptions, I shall never adapt myself to such
    • never be based upon the argument that the world has a meaning only if
    • aspect, can never enable us to say anything concerning the
    • an insight into the facts of the spiritual world develop gradually,
    • as I have frequently described to you. They develop in such a way
    • development rendering us more and more capable. For our capabilities
    • insight into the spiritual world. In every sphere of life there are
    • A special riddle is everything that we experience in the
    • form of destiny, between birth and death — everything we
    • destiny. Undoubtedly, every case has its individual aspect. But just
    • greater sphere of forces develops than those which arise between these
    • from his sight at a time when he never thought of losing him.
    • friend changes the relationships which could only be developed
    • tied in a different way. Thus, everything we experience with the
    • And even though grief and sorrow cannot diminish through the
    • and interweave (I have often mentioned this), we must, nevertheless
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  • Title: On the Connection of the Living and the Dead
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • ordinary, every-day human thoughts, only the head is concerned as an
    • every-day life, they are by no means without significance for us. No,
    • receive more through all that we develop by living with the
    • nevertheless they make themselves felt in the sympathies and
    • greater or lesser degree, we develop sympathies and antipathies with
    • all the impressions of the human beings with who we have ever been,
    • our everyday life is not wide-awake but runs along more or less
    • of communication with the elemental world. With it, however, we do
    • several relationships — one person to a given set of elemental
    • beings. One thing, however, must be observed in this connection.
    • etheric body from birth until death — develops its own
    • than human beings or animals in the physical — beings, however,
    • who never come to incarnation, but only to
    • certain number, however, are more nearly related to ourselves, and
    • clear on this. Every thought, every idea, every feeling we develop
    • — however hidden it remains — is of significance for the
    • of it. We do not live for nothing. Even as we receive them into the
    • read it in imaginations. There is, however, this condition. If a
    • individuality of the dead is living. However, one can only do so if
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • ordinary, every-day human thoughts, only the head is concerned as an
    • every-day life, they are by no means without significance for us. No,
    • receive more through all that we develop by living with the
    • nevertheless they make themselves felt in the sympathies and
    • greater or lesser degree, we develop sympathies and antipathies with
    • all the impressions of the human beings with who we have ever been,
    • our everyday life is not wide-awake but runs along more or less
    • of communication with the elemental world. With it, however, we do
    • several relationships — one person to a given set of elemental
    • beings. One thing, however, must be observed in this connection.
    • etheric body from birth until death — develops its own
    • than human beings or animals in the physical — beings, however,
    • who never come to incarnation, but only to
    • certain number, however, are more nearly related to ourselves, and
    • clear on this. Every thought, every idea, every feeling we develop
    • — however hidden it remains — is of significance for the
    • of it. We do not live for nothing. Even as we receive them into the
    • read it in imaginations. There is, however, this condition. If a
    • individuality of the dead is living. However, one can only do so if
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  • Title: The Elemental World and the Future of Mankind
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    • deeds, of everything he causes to happen — in short, his karma.
    • mankind's evolution between an era of mainly intellectual development
    • intellectuality was the development of reason through the
    • investigation of external nature and the development of technology.
    • in recent centuries. However, it must be said that the intellect has
    • western civilization the greatest intellectual achievements have been
    • It is obvious, even to an external unbiased observation, that the
    • may not have applied to everyone but certainly to those who had
    • achieved something; one was eager to hear what they had to say, and
    • it was the same everywhere in western academic circles. But —
    • from the region of the head must be obvious even to external
    • develop predominantly between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.
    • However, in order to fructify the developed intellect, a stream of
    • — in all the kingdoms of nature, in every star, in every
    • the yogi had first to develop in himself.
    • yogi. It makes a difference whether something is achieved through
    • certain level of human evolution is not the same as attaining that
    • level through inner exercises.
    • separated. However, it must be stressed that everything of a solid,
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
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    • deeds, of everything he causes to happen — in short, his karma.
    • mankind's evolution between an era of mainly intellectual development
    • intellectuality was the development of reason through the
    • investigation of external nature and the development of technology.
    • in recent centuries. However, it must be said that the intellect has
    • western civilization the greatest intellectual achievements have been
    • It is obvious, even to an external unbiased observation, that the
    • may not have applied to everyone but certainly to those who had
    • achieved something; one was eager to hear what they had to say, and
    • it was the same everywhere in western academic circles. But —
    • from the region of the head must be obvious even to external
    • develop predominantly between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.
    • However, in order to fructify the developed intellect, a stream of
    • — in all the kingdoms of nature, in every star, in every
    • the yogi had first to develop in himself.
    • yogi. It makes a difference whether something is achieved through
    • certain level of human evolution is not the same as attaining that
    • level through inner exercises.
    • separated. However, it must be stressed that everything of a solid,
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moment of Death and the Period Thereafter
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    • of death, this significant event in human life; it reminds us of
    • spiritual science does death become a real event in the true meaning
    • event, instead of being merely the abstract end of life (only a
    • life); it becomes a deep and serious event within the whole compass
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • science has followed up to now will have shown you that in every
    • periods of development, that passed through the stages of Saturn, the
    • contributed to this development of the physical body, from the very
    • of development therefore built up our physical body.
    • aspect of everything that lives within the physical body. Even
    • outside, without ever going inside, so that we would never learn to
    • however, that can thus be studied from outside, this spatial
    • interior, is not what I mean when I speak of man's inner being. Even
    • outside. Nevertheless, they were built by forces that are far more
    • spiritual than those that formed our stomach or everything that
    • sound, I must nevertheless point out that we really speak of
    • way; nevertheless the way in which we speak of ourselves is quite
    • development, namely, that something split off during the Moon stage
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    • of death, this significant event in human life; it reminds us of
    • spiritual science does death become a real event in the true meaning
    • event, instead of being merely the abstract end of life (only a
    • life); it becomes a deep and serious event within the whole compass
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • science has followed up to now will have shown you that in every
    • periods of development, that passed through the stages of Saturn, the
    • contributed to this development of the physical body, from the very
    • of development therefore built up our physical body.
    • aspect of everything that lives within the physical body. Even
    • outside, without ever going inside, so that we would never learn to
    • however, that can thus be studied from outside, this spatial
    • interior, is not what I mean when I speak of man's inner being. Even
    • outside. Nevertheless, they were built by forces that are far more
    • spiritual than those that formed our stomach or everything that
    • sound, I must nevertheless point out that we really speak of
    • way; nevertheless the way in which we speak of ourselves is quite
    • development, namely, that something split off during the Moon stage
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  • Title: Lecture: Relationships Between the Living and the Dead
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    • stand out there upon the battlefields, where historic events are
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • And for those who, in consequence of these events, have
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • which are closed to the usual everyday knowledge, the usual
    • possible, at these meetings, to explain everything from its
    • these great events. In other words, within our circle, we are
    • we may say: Even if the enemies and the lack of understanding
    • our work, and become ever stronger, as we can well see, yet we may
    • man's development.
    • world even by means of concepts. In fact, many people believe that it
    • if we are not able to see into it. They believe this, however, only
    • fact visible even from the physical plane, we find it to be
    • But, even when we consider this fact, that the physical
    • even this fact only with regard to its meaning for the physical
    • All physical events have also their spiritual
    • significance. There is no physical event which has not, at the same
    • event is that our physical body falls away from us and is at the same
    • world-conception, which has, however, held mankind more or less in
    • become air and water become at last warmth. Yes, even though it may
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    • stand out there upon the battlefields, where historic events are
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • And for those who, in consequence of these events, have
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • which are closed to the usual everyday knowledge, the usual
    • possible, at these meetings, to explain everything from its
    • these great events. In other words, within our circle, we are
    • we may say: Even if the enemies and the lack of understanding
    • our work, and become ever stronger, as we can well see, yet we may
    • man's development.
    • world even by means of concepts. In fact, many people believe that it
    • if we are not able to see into it. They believe this, however, only
    • fact visible even from the physical plane, we find it to be
    • But, even when we consider this fact, that the physical
    • even this fact only with regard to its meaning for the physical
    • All physical events have also their spiritual
    • significance. There is no physical event which has not, at the same
    • event is that our physical body falls away from us and is at the same
    • world-conception, which has, however, held mankind more or less in
    • become air and water become at last warmth. Yes, even though it may
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Cover Sheet
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    • Eleven lectures given in June of 1910 at Christiania (Oslo).
    • A Course of Eleven Lectures by
  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Synopses
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    • Eleven lectures given in June of 1910 at Christiania (Oslo).
    • Jupiter. Beings prematurely developed: Birds. Archangels —
    • locality. Idea of ever revolving wheel in evolution is wrong (c.f.
    • Physical development begins in Africa, shown in shape of African
    • alongside of other courses. On Sun are found seven Elohim or
    • not divided as later into six or seven. The picture of the meeting
    • developed after the Scandinavian Spirit has been educated by the
    • had, however, forgotten the lower hierarchies, and attended more
    • conscious of angels and Folk-spirits. The Oriental had developed
    • Spirit Soul. So too Fichte. This Developing Impulse is the mission
    • Indian is capable of development, but the Chinese remain rigid as
    • becoming more highly developed. Anthroposophy is a preparation for
    • sympathy or antipathy, but only by the truth revealed.
  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Preface
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    • ventured to give a sketch of the psychology of the development of
    • there is, however, an inner one: the ordinary scientific study of
    • anthropology, ethnology or even history cannot provide a sufficient
    • and spirit in them. This soul and spirit is, however, not a mere
    • co-operation of the several human souls in that people, but it is one
    • is also paradoxical before this forum to connect the development of
    • therefore seek in the cosmos the reason for the development of
    • reality is placed at the foundation of the development of the
    • peoples, and the forces that give this development a certain
    • individuals belonging to the several peoples will only be able to
    • development of peoples only uses concepts applicable to the things of
  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 1
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    • modern human thinking, but which nevertheless belongs to the most
    • remember, that at a certain stage of mystic or occult development one
    • occult development is necessary, in order to have a liberal point of
    • the Mission of the several Folk-spirits, as that which brings, out of
    • which is usually most dear to a man’. This, however, is not
    • several Folk-souls of humanity, should for once be spoken of quite
    • individuals belonging to the several peoples will only be able to
    • events as regards their external side can be seen physically, such as
    • outer senses, but is nevertheless an absolutely real being.
    • see three members of the human nature which have developed in the
    • Manas, which will develop in man out of this astral body in the
    • developing as Spirit-self or Manas very little can be found in man
    • will be — a feeble prototype it is true, but nevertheless a
    • portion which he has already developed out of his astral body as the
    • to develop these three members further. For all this, man has
    • which the earth is now, but that he developed his astral body in an
    • future, and that we further develop our lower members, which to-day
    • man and those beings who are now only at the human stage. However
    • spirit-body, just as it is awake in the everyday state of
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 2
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    • consciousness there arises over every part of our earth a peculiar
    • Germany. It is true that every man has his own etheric body, and it
    • is also true that a kind of etheric aura towers up over every part of
    • during his lifetime goes through a development, when he rises higher
    • this etheric aura of man alters from within, it develops certain
    • which may indeed change suddenly, and that this change may even be
    • brought about from outside, in a certain sense. Every one of these
    • Theosophy, but which is never really understood, at least not in all
    • its depths, holds good in the widest sense; everything seen outside
    • man. The difference existing in this respect between the several
    • intimate way upon the several human souls in this interweaving into
    • however, wish to take into consideration to-day. If you remember what
    • then their normal stage of evolution. There is, however, a remarkable
    • Beings, the law which brings it about that at every stage certain
    • stage, they cannot, however, as yet do this completely, because they
    • these are able to work even into the physical form, although they are
    • exchange work with each other: the normally developed Archangels, and
    • A similar co-operation is however to be found in yet
    • That is an historical fact. Just think however, what
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    • called human self-consciousness. Nevertheless the ‘ I ’
    • three modifications in the etheric body. As, however, these three
    • You may nevertheless form an idea of it if you will patiently follow
    • that you could never learn that by any sort of external experience. I
    • this external experience can never inform you that these three angles
    • it will in every case bring this certainty; you may carry out the
    • tones, they do not perceive at all. A Being of this kind never has
    • these perceptions, it is never possible for him to touch a thing and
    • everything which you have received by means of external perceptions,
    • part of it exists for the Folk-spirits?’ Everything you
    • work into that. Even one portion of the intellectual-soul is not an
    • But in the intellectual-soul of man there are, however, certain
    • hearts would never be able to glow with enthusiasm for an ideal which
    • indeed be an enthusiast but never a practical man. We must not absorb
    • by the intellectual-soul or mind-soul feelings. Then, however, you
    • On this world beyond, however, the outlook is closed to ordinary
    • nevertheless we cannot say that the ‘ I ’ of
    • central points, are the several human personalities, the several
    • specialized, and he can make use of the several persons and work for
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    • and at the foundations from which the several peoples spring, we must
    • activity of the several Beings, do we learn to understand how through
    • of the teeth, that is up to his seventh year, principally develops
    • in the development of this physical body, for this is, on the whole,
    • and up to the seventh year, has for the present been repeated up to
    • last time in a particular way. Then comes the time from the seventh
    • is developed in man before that time, is in reality to those Spirits
    • that these Spirits of Form who have developed themselves normally
    • would far prefer everything to go on with a certain regularity, and
    • then, in the first seven years of his life man would have had the
    • mineral world. In the second stage, in the time between his seventh
    • followed a normal development he would only then come out of himself
    • renounced the development of certain capacities which they could have
    • intervene in a particular way in the development of man. Because they
    • in the least ripe for, having still too much to retrieve from an
    • If these Spirits with an abnormal development were not to interfere,
    • appearance, quite a different form. Everything would have happened
    • development of man in the first of his three epochs of life is, on
    • of his development which he goes through in the twentieth, or
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    • other ground than that of Spiritual Science; for whatever we may hear
    • about the character of this or that people, and however our feelings
    • as this, will nevertheless produce discontent and disharmony in
    • reincarnation, how every nation, even the smallest, has to contribute
    • several influences of the missions of the peoples flow into the whole
    • of humanity, and how even separate peoples that were split off and
    • however, can only come gradually before our mental eyes.
    • characters of the several Folk-souls, we shall have to make use of
    • believes to be there, is not there at all, it is a delusion. The most
    • into space in every direction. Certainly a man could not walk about
    • the earth, out in every direction; and that which comes in from
    • Nevertheless this would certainly not suffice to enable
    • may be arrived at even from an ordinary view. Anyone who has once
    • the unique configuration of the Alpine chain, has seen — even
    • established and what even the present-day geologists have
    • element, not however our present-day water, but the old fluidic
    • element of air, in everything which permeates the apparent earthy
    • work in what we know as heat, they are behind every sort of heat.
    • everything there in the way of nature-forces and phenomena is
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    • forces does not correspond to their first direction, but the reverse
    • only advance little by little in our knowledge; nevertheless, from
    • really recognize seven of these normal Spirits of Form in the entire
    • There are seven Spirits of Form or seven Elohim. If we
    • wish to form a conception of these seven with their various missions,
    • mission of the earth, we must clearly understand that these seven
    • would actually be brought about. Thus if all these seven Spirits of
    • centered in the several planets. From this we see, that through these
    • then drew through the central points from which the several races
    • however in their rays which return from the Earth. When he looks up
    • centered in the several Planetary Spirits (with the exception of the
    • Ethiopian race. Everything which gives the Ethiopian race its special
    • abnormal development of the Spirits of Form. These Venus forces
    • the astral body, the nervous system. They operate however in a
    • character of the race. There is, however, something very peculiar in
    • such, that among the Greeks everything that acts upon the senses was
    • people attained its greatness. Everything the Greeks saw in the way
    • people, who are so eminently the people of Jupiter or Zeus, who even
    • several peoples within this basic race which were formed by the
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 7
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Seventh Lecture ]
    • 12th June, 1910 (evening).
    • guiding and directing of the events on our Earth and above all in
    • themselves go through a sort of evolution, a sort of development. In
    • in normal and abnormal development organize the races.
    • own development? As regards certain spiritual Beings we can during
    • to speak, progressing a stage further in their own development. Since
    • the Atlantean catastrophe, ever since the post-Atlantean development
    • were sent out, were at different stages of development, in other
    • The other peoples of Asia who were gradually developing, were for a
    • its Archangel on the other. Then took place the event in which the
    • development took place, which ran parallel with the Egyptian-Chaldæan
    • We have seen that everything belonging to the Semitic
    • You may look round wherever you will in the world, and you will see
    • started from several gods. Begin with the trinity of ancient India,
    • and so on. Everywhere you will find a trinity and this again divided
    • If man were however to look out into the great cosmos,
    • it would never lead to a real understanding of the world, to a
    • comprehensive and exact view of it. Nevertheless in the
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    • If we wish to study the development of Germanic Scandinavian history and
    • nevertheless something quite unique. It is true that a very
    • all the Germanic peoples and tribes in Europe so that, even far to
    • everywhere only the mere externals are compared. The impression made
    • uniform.’ Now if the person in question were to believe that
    • various legends may be very similar, or even alike, but the point is
    • Nevertheless this comparison is extremely popular at the present day.
    • its mythology or other teachings regarding the Gods, or even at its
    • different from the Græco-Latin peoples, they were even different from
    • regards everything else in human evolution they had made very great
    • progress. A long, long human development lay behind them, but they had
    • Scandinavian peoples had to experience, with their fully-developed
    • Indian took longer to develop the Ego, and remained longer in a state
    • of dim clairvoyance, during which time he developed a richer soul
    • this fact prevented the Easterner from interesting himself at the
    • Now what was the nature of the development which
    • divine spiritual world, they saw the events which took place in that
    • the soul of man was different too. He could not yet even distinguish
    • soul-developments took place. There were peoples who, during their
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    • whole of our post-Atlantean epoch, and in fact even the later ages of
    • Atlantean evolution existed for the purpose of gradually developing
    • development, and it was said that they had gained this while their
    • soul development had already been acquired.
    • say, have passed through the whole of this soul development in a
    • from what he is with regard to every other object. If you ‘know’
    • The important thing is, that in human evolution, in human development
    • these two things are separate. Those who had developed the mature
    • Indian culture in the post-Atlantean epoch, developed the ‘ I ’
    • developed comparatively early, whilst still in their old
    • of Europe developed the vision of the ‘ I ’
    • one. The essential thing in the development of the ‘ I ’
    • mythological culture. Over there in the East everything is
    • everywhere placed in the centre of human life, according to its
    • tendencies from the beginning and as it has gradually developed in
    • is given to considering everything in its relation to the ‘ I
    • everything that had taken part in this development of the ‘ I ’
    • directions have taken part in the development of the earthly man, who
    • Ever since the Lemurian epoch those forces we call Luciferic have
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    • Eleven lectures given in June of 1910 at Christiania (Oslo).
    • Before we can develop all that can be extracted from the significant picture
    • Each individual people, yea, even all the smaller
    • develop it. As we have shown to be the case in the Germanic
    • gradually developing that delicately spun speculation, logic and
    • veiled and hidden. Occultly, however, Sif signifies the group-soul of
    • Every single people has its particular task. There above
    • themselves, and they brought the ‘ I ’ into ever
    • mentioned that the several post-Atlantean civilizations follow one
    • because — after the development of the special human capacities
    • development of the inner soul forces, without his ‘ I ’
    • Indian, with completely developed soul-forces, with soul-forces
    • for the development, stage by stage, of the Spiritual Soul. Hence the
    • the Roman people. Everything that the Roman people had, under the
    • of man as such. Hence the Roman people was able to develop that which
    • in order to develop the ‘ I ’ in the different
    • was the great mission of those peoples which gradually developed in
    • All the several shades of culture and the missions of
    • that there had to be developed in the direction of the Italian and
    • through the impulse of the Sentient Soul. If you study the several
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    • Eleven lectures given in June of 1910 at Christiania (Oslo).
    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Eleventh Lecture ]
    • of what belongs to this rich subject. I may, however, hope that it
    • imaginative form is wonderfully connected with everything we can
    • capacities he has developed in the course of centuries, that which
    • the evolution of the earth an event occurred which we may describe as
    • developed and perfected in the way of capacities, and which had been
    • epoch. Every time new beings were born in the soft, plastic,
    • The event of these earth-bodies being fertilized, as it
    • consciousness of this was preserved so long that even Tacitus himself
    • does not know that this event really did occur, will understand what
    • older Sagas and legends which indicate the development of physical
    • times developed in these Northern parts. Hence in the Sagas of the
    • (Home of Giants). That which developed out of the earthly body
    • them to develop further, upon the physical plane, those old forces
    • development of his ‘ I ’. A remarkable,
    • which, in its development on the physical plane, connects itself on
    • to a clairvoyant development.
    • new capacities begin to develop in man. These will at first appear in
    • the etheric body are developed will be found in increasing numbers,
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    • A Picture of the Earth's Future Development,
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • A Picture of the Earth's Future Development
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • There is speculation on various levels about visitants from other worlds.
    • human order,” who since the seventies of the last century have been descending
    • intellect has become more and more shadowy, and as a result of the developments
    • today to certain great cosmic events with which we are already familiar from
    • and will have realised that one of the great events in earthly
    • make these cosmic events part of an artistic conception of existence. But other
    • out of the earth that man's organism developed in such a way as to make it
    • possible for him to become an earthly being. Through this event — through the
    • gravity. Without earthly gravity, he could never have become a being capable of
    • Even when long ages ago the human being, as ‘metabolic
    • Thus the second great process or event was that man became more spiritual. But
    • Human beings are coming to a point when their development of body and soul will
    • of the Event of Golgotha, human beings in general were capable of development
    • in body and in soul until the 33rd year of life. Today this development is
    • men will be capable of development only until the 21st year. In the seventh
    • millennium the bodily nature will be capable of development only until the 14th
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    • A Picture of the Earth's Future Development,
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • A Picture of the Earth's Future Development
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • There is speculation on various levels about visitants from other worlds.
    • human order,” who since the seventies of the last century have been descending
    • intellect has become more and more shadowy, and as a result of the developments
    • today to certain great cosmic events with which we are already familiar from
    • and will have realised that one of the great events in earthly
    • make these cosmic events part of an artistic conception of existence. But other
    • out of the earth that man's organism developed in such a way as to make it
    • possible for him to become an earthly being. Through this event — through the
    • gravity. Without earthly gravity, he could never have become a being capable of
    • Even when long ages ago the human being, as ‘metabolic
    • Thus the second great process or event was that man became more spiritual. But
    • Human beings are coming to a point when their development of body and soul will
    • of the Event of Golgotha, human beings in general were capable of development
    • in body and in soul until the 33rd year of life. Today this development is
    • men will be capable of development only until the 21st year. In the seventh
    • millennium the bodily nature will be capable of development only until the 14th
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    • their legitimate level. Judgments which hold good for the physical
  • Title: Christ and the Human Soul: Relevant Literature
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    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds. How is it achieved?
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    • We know that our ego develops through three soul members
    • developed further, and in future Earth periods they will again adapt
    • it began to work on the external sheaths, then it developed its own
    • within it and penetrate it. These religious gifts include everything
    • that is most important in the Earth evolution — everything
    • its uttermost depths, everything associated most profoundly with the
    • impressed itself — and should indeed have impressed itself even
    • Christ Event. Now let it come home to us that this multitude
    • experience within itself, the soul feels, even though it may not be
    • Earth I have developed in such a way that through what I possess in
    • beyond anything that the soul can achieve through its own strength by
    • finds the Christ. The soul then develops its connection with the
    • evolution of the Earth. Through the Mystery of Golgotha, however, His
    • ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of
    • flowed out; everything that the Lord commanded took place through
    • believed in Him. What does it mean? Turn to all the commentaries on
    • He was another. This is what is meant by Moses not having believed in
    • elemental events of nature He was active, but never once did it occur
    • original form in the human soul. Why did this never occur to the
    • everywhere it could divine the existence of its God and Lord; but
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    • to rely with every fiber of their being. We need only consider the
    • is very revealing to look with the eyes of the spirit at those souls
    • to connect what I have said with concrete events. To some of those
    • sitting here they will be known already, but this evening they
    • from however far away, and his poems, which in certain
    • developing in Anthroposophy for more than ten years.
    • developed very great strength below the surface of the gradually
    • case we are speaking of. Just as one never says in the presence of a
    • that such a soul absorbed, however, is not merely a treasure
    • Christ, who is there for everyone, it works back again upon all
    • developed in the soul of him who this spring passed through the gate
    • were going to an ordinary theatre. Certainly, whatever is
    • actress at the German Imperial Theatre in St. Petersburg.] Even
    • in which we wished to work. This article, even if it did not say so
    • ever more and more perfect; it must do all it can to help forward
    • evening. It was said that when, after death, we look back upon our
    • the Christ within us, they are real seeds.” Whoever has a true
    • Christ Impulse into himself perceives that everything which ripens in
    • Impulse finds that in whatever conquests his soul achieves, however
    • all this we can commit to Christ; and whatever may be its prospects
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    • Christianity of St. Paul. Our present age, however, is not well
    • than the sum of atoms which, as materialism recognizes, remain even
    • over this simply by saying: “We believe in Karma, meaning a
    • away his Karmic debt, even as the one on the left. Why is a
    • easy to solve. It can be solved, however, when we try to probe more
    • crosses the creative plan of those gods to whom reverence is rightly
    • everyone on Earth must maintain, be also the judgment of that Cosmic
    • spoken on Golgotha. The malefactor on the left believes that in the
    • compensation for his guilt, even as the one on the left.” For
    • heavenly judgment, however, something else holds good. But that is
    • Examination of the Karma of this man in a later incarnation reveals
    • would not be ready to develop into the Jupiter condition; the whole
    • the possibility of developing onwards to Jupiter. The fact that the
    • whole Earth develops along with man is a result of the Deed of
    • off my Karma, but everywhere in the spiritual, written on tablets of
    • compensation, but there the guilt stands, everywhere.” That
    • would not, however, be the truth. For through the fact of Christ's
    • spirit the behest to forgive sins, this never means encroaching upon
    • even when a later Karma has made compensation for them.
    • Many believe they may call themselves true Christians,
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    • every age, be wholly understood. The assimilation of truths is not
    • revelations, but in such a form that their real inner meaning is
    • New Testament is not without significance, even if we cannot yet
    • must be drawn to this. Let us start from a quite ordinary, everyday
    • man. That, however, is only one phenomenon. The ray of light which
    • the Cosmic Life, pulsating through the universe, revealed to those
    • which man is prevented from killing and without which he could not
    • also spiritual — the life in him. This is forever
    • of the Earth. This earthly-spiritual element of the Earth, however,
    • of the Earth. But humanity developed in the course of the Earth's
    • fundamental characteristic, the death which man develops in himself
    • another way. An Initiate might even today speak as Pythagoras did;
    • remains of the single incarnations are all compressed together. Every
    • whatever the particular karma of the soul may be — and we shall
    • In these days, young people of sixteen and even less are
    • the true goal of the Earth; he tries to prevent souls from reaching
    • whole course of the Jupiter cycle, for everything he has not
    • And wherever any religious denomination associates
    • effect: “I have seen that you have developed a living
    • Earth-relics, with everything that Christ is for you. Because I have
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    • “Nothing has ever been said that is not in
    • utmost degree the purest result of developing Anthroposophy. ...
    • Whoever reads this privately printed material can take it in the
    • Anthroposophical Society]. It will be necessary, however, to put
  • Title: Search for the New Isis: Lecture I: A Christmas Lecture
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    • something in the festival of Whitsuntide which helps to develop our
    • what is revealed so mysteriously in this external revelation of
    • desire, to form a judgment as to the course of development in the
    • experienced today as it was experienced even five or six centuries
    • appears before the soul in modern human development. We may seek ever
    • festival of Adam and Eve on the 24th day of December. This has become
    • growth of plants, animals and men. Jahve is that God who can never,
    • what is worshipped today — even if it is no longer described by
    • name of Christ — in reality, however, it is not Christ on Whom
    • nevertheless representatives of our ONE humanity, that Christ
    • earth life: “The Divine is revealed in the heights and there
    • experienced feelingly what was being revealed to the world; out of
    • the perfection of that wisdom that could reach even to the Mystery of
    • this revelation came to the wise men of the East, to the Magi, the
    • same revelation. In the one case it is read within the human heart,
    • clairvoyant and the heart reveals to them by its clairvoyant power
    • Mystery was revealed to them. Our attention is directed to the fact
    • been developed up to the Mystery of Golgotha, were already in a
    • proclaimed: “The Divine is revealed in the heights, in
    • the Chaldeans, and of which at all events the last remnants were
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    • earth. Regard the events of history from whatever aspect you will,
    • time that, no matter how great and grand the achievements of the
    • peoples in the various nations, all these achievements constituted in
    • taken active part in the evolution of man ever since.
    • the kind which believe that unknown divinities come to man's help
    • views, we shall find that even the most distressing events in the
    • contained in it — from points of view which can reveal, as it
    • Augustine we continually find allusions — even in Scholasticism
    • sixth and by the seventh. And I have drawn your attention to the fact
    • Indian and the seventh epoch of post-atlantean humanity. Certain
    • modern times. Today, however, we will consider something which
    • repetition of what was revered in the Egyptian Isis-Mysteries, which
    • places simultaneously, the force which matures everything that grows
    • depicts the whole event in a most significant manner. The Egyptians
    • the same time, however, they relate how this Sun Being has been lost
    • the eternal, not the transitory nature of this event — that
    • periods also exists of course today. But Lucifer strives to sever the
    • future), Lucifer strives to sever all moral forces from the
    • revelation to the poor shepherds in the fields, and in the revelation
    • divine Sophia, even as the ancient Egyptians spoke of the dead and
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    • When it is a question of understanding the Event of
    • Even in our time we could not say, especially not in regard to the
    • Mystery of Golgotha. Speaking generally, however, what we are going
    • to speak about this evening, holds good. The pre-Christian attitude
    • Beings was not due, as an imperfect science believes, to mere
    • the constellations as they did, for to them the several planets of
    • different from our own, is nevertheless difficult for many people
    • the field brought to their inner vision we have developed the modern
    • their faculty of perceiving the Star, we have developed our dry
    • the Magi developed this particular faculty they were able to say:
    • perceived, were faculties which at first developed in germinal form
    • faculties, the gift of prophecy developed in these men, the gift of
    • after-death faculties were particularly developed; but these
    • they were penetrated by those other faculties which had developed to
    • of Christ was revealed to the Magi out of their knowledge of the
    • And what was the revelation to the shepherds in the
    • were exceptional, even in those days, with men like the three. Magi
    • the life of inner emotion. “Revelation of the God from the
    • Christ was revealed to the Magi as a Being of the Heavens. What today
    • there was revealed to the shepherds in the field the deep influence
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    • from the stars. The same was revealed to the unlearned, simple
    • aspect of the Event of Golgotha, that Event actually took place on
    • connection is, however, in many ways deceptive, for the men of olden
    • from the forces of the earth, developed in some region or territory
    • a definite picture, a definite Imagination of every species of animal.
    • sense-perception then developed out of this inner faculty. This
    • willing to believe what the intellect combines out of the
    • mathematics being fulfilled in the cosmos and to which every star was
    • mighty event, and in the vision of the wise men from the East whose
    • wisdom of the stars revealed the same thing. The very last remnants
    • only in the modern age, revealing itself since the middle of the 15th
    • developed to Imagination. The sense-world which becomes the
    • philosopher Locke who has had such an influence upon the development
    • development of the spirit — of the spirit which is supremely
    • themselves that in the course of development humanity had once seen
    • what is revealed to sense-perception.” These men said to
    • developed, and the mathematics and mechanics into which the old
    • spiritual science of astronomy had developed. Through the science
    • matter of mythological poetry. Nevertheless it is precisely through
    • content of the world, however, was expressed in pictures. And if we
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    • the mental development of the West. Many things might be adduced
    • latest philosophy ... winds upwards in every Anthroposophy,
    • i.e., it must be revealed in poetry as well as in history, we must
    • recognise that Anthroposophy is only possible through the development
    • the history of the spiritual development of mankind, which could be
    • given birth to by modern philosophers, aspirations which, however, in
    • everything contained in it is developed in accordance with and as a
    • the face of ever-recurring inexactitudes? Nothing can be done but to
    • of natural science must everywhere come to a stand-still or run into
    • contradiction, however, does not really exist. We have a brilliant
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    • endeavouring to see that every sort of inartistic symbolism or
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    • F I try to put forward this evening
    • everything which the spirit-man can perceive in the spiritual world,
    • Science.” And this name is even less new than the name
    • Anthroposophy. That is to say, it is not even unusual, and it would be
    • “Spiritual Science.” The name is used everywhere where it
    • something about the development of our Anthroposophical Society,
    • said that our Anthroposophical Society is only a kind of development
    • prevent this, I must bring forward something apparently personal, about
    • great, momentous achievements of the physical sciences, and on the
    • developed and further built up in the now wholly independent
    • year 1913 we tried every year to give artistic expression in dramatic
    • development of humanity as a new thing-. And thus the necessity arose
    • Spiritual development of mankind, will not be surprised at such
    • science, which for three or four centuries has been developing out of
    • place which may be expressed in the words: up to that time everyone,
    • learned and ignorant alike, believed that the earth stood still in the
    • upon humanity at large by this and everything connected with it.
    • external nature. One who believes, for instance, that our spiritual
    • latent within him, but capable of being developed.
    • brain have become abnormal and diseased. In every case in which the
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    • human being descends into his physical body on the Earth. Every human
    • world. Thus the spiritual world was revealed to men in pictures.
    • they were received as revelations.
    • particular thoughts from those that were revealed to men with their
    • revelation of this spiritual vision presented to them in the form of
    • the leaders of the Mysteries were working at the development of a
    • wisdom was revealed, not acquired by man's own powers.
    • revelations. But this meant that he did not live in his thoughts in
    • who had revealed their thoughts to him.
    • to their pupils somewhat as follows. They said: “Every year at
    • if every Summer he is mindful of how the Upper Gods have given him
    • the culmination of which the thoughts that had been revealed by the
    • the thoughts they had revealed.
    • thoughts by way of revelation.
    • thoughts that were revealed
    • into himself but which was received by him through revelation and
    • must ever and again be given back to the Gods at the time of Midsummer.
    • became ignorant for a certain time every year.
    • together with the Gods; he must now develop purely human thoughts.
    • Ahrimanic powers. The thoughts that were revealed to man from above
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    • human being descends into his physical body on the Earth. Every human
    • world. Thus the spiritual world was revealed to men in pictures.
    • they were received as revelations.
    • particular thoughts from those that were revealed to men with their
    • revelation of this spiritual vision presented to them in the form of
    • the leaders of the Mysteries were working at the development of a
    • wisdom was revealed, not acquired by man's own powers.
    • revelations. But this meant that he did not live in his thoughts in
    • who had revealed their thoughts to him.
    • to their pupils somewhat as follows. They said: “Every year at
    • if every Summer he is mindful of how the Upper Gods have given him
    • the culmination of which the thoughts that had been revealed by the
    • the thoughts they had revealed.
    • thoughts by way of revelation.
    • thoughts that were revealed
    • into himself but which was received by him through revelation and
    • must ever and again be given back to the Gods at the time of Midsummer.
    • became ignorant for a certain time every year.
    • together with the Gods; he must now develop purely human thoughts.
    • Ahrimanic powers. The thoughts that were revealed to man from above
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    • fueron recibidos como revelaciones.
    • particulares, de aquellos que fueron revelados a los hombres con su
    • de tener la revelación de esta visión espiritual que se les
    • sabiduría era revelada, no adquirida por los poderes propios del
    • venían a él como revelaciones. Pero esto significaba que
    • frío o envuelto en un vestido de nieve, está en relación
    • más profundos, a los dioses que le habían revelado sus
    • habían sido revelados por los Dioses Superiores se ofrecían
    • pensamientos que habían revelado.
    • revelación.
    • estos pensamientos que eran revelados desde lo alto se tornaron oscuros,
    • revelación y debía eternamente ser devuelto a los Dioses en el
    • ahrimánicos. Los pensamientos que eran revelados al hombre desde
    • cuando la tierra se envuelve en su vestido de nieve y ya no se encuentra
    • pone su invernal vestido de nieve, por debajo de ese vestido es la
    • Sol que reveló un bastante al conocimiento Imaginativo de aquellos
    • había leído en el cosmos lo que el Sol le había revelado,
    • naturaleza del corazón humano, puesto que el Sol me la ha revelado!
    • Tierra está envuelta en su vestido de nieve, tratamos de sentir que
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    • fueron recibidos como revelaciones.
    • particulares, de aquellos que fueron revelados a los hombres con su
    • de tener la revelación de esta visión espiritual que se les
    • sabiduría era revelada, no adquirida por los poderes propios del
    • venían a él como revelaciones. Pero esto significaba que
    • frío o envuelto en un vestido de nieve, está en relación
    • más profundos, a los dioses que le habían revelado sus
    • habían sido revelados por los Dioses Superiores se ofrecían
    • pensamientos que habían revelado.
    • revelación.
    • estos pensamientos que eran revelados desde lo alto se tornaron oscuros,
    • revelación y debía eternamente ser devuelto a los Dioses en el
    • ahrimánicos. Los pensamientos que eran revelados al hombre desde
    • cuando la tierra se envuelve en su vestido de nieve y ya no se encuentra
    • pone su invernal vestido de nieve, por debajo de ese vestido es la
    • Sol que reveló un bastante al conocimiento Imaginativo de aquellos
    • había leído en el cosmos lo que el Sol le había revelado,
    • naturaleza del corazón humano, puesto que el Sol me la ha revelado!
    • Tierra está envuelta en su vestido de nieve, tratamos de sentir que
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    • to be regarded as a science among the sciences. Nevertheless a very
    • single events and achievements which cannot recur, at least in that
    • series of events occurring in some sort of sequence and never
    • repeating themselves, and begin to believe that the souls of human
    • development is possible in the succession of historical events. In
    • study the great epochs of art and the great artists. We shall never
    • every means to understand the secrets of our existence, we shall find
    • achievement side by side with that of the Greeks. But as soon as we
    • and thus reveals clearly the secrets of Michelangelo which even
    • Modern reproductions make it even more possible to reach some insight
    • development of art through the ages.
    • their mood of soul which flowered within them. Even what survives to
    • us of Greek sculpture reveals that when the sculptor set his hand to
    • world that strives to reveal itself. This is true also of the larger
    • shall feel compelled to say that no sculptor has ever given
    • not admire them because we should not believe in them. Yet
    • these extraordinary horns; and we are quite prepared to believe in
    • that we should believe in all the details of what is represented,
    • even if they are unrealistic.
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    • Lovingly typed and donated by an anonymous donor, this lecture has been made available to everyone.
    • to be regarded as a science among the sciences. Nevertheless a very
    • single events and achievements which cannot recur, at least in that
    • series of events occurring in some sort of sequence and never
    • repeating themselves, and begin to believe that the souls of human
    • development is possible in the succession of historical events. In
    • study the great epochs of art and the great artists. We shall never
    • every means to understand the secrets of our existence, we shall find
    • achievement side by side with that of the Greeks. But as soon as we
    • and thus reveals clearly the secrets of Michelangelo which even
    • Modern reproductions make it even more possible to reach some insight
    • development of art through the ages.
    • their mood of soul which flowered within them. Even what survives to
    • us of Greek sculpture reveals that when the sculptor set his hand to
    • world that strives to reveal itself. This is true also of the larger
    • shall feel compelled to say that no sculptor has ever given
    • not admire them because we should not believe in them. Yet
    • these extraordinary horns; and we are quite prepared to believe in
    • that we should believe in all the details of what is represented,
    • even if they are unrealistic.
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    • how an understanding of our spiritual nature reveals possibilities of
    • Seven
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    • how an understanding of our spiritual nature reveals possibilities of
    • underlying the Dornach building. Developing the thinking processes
    • nourishes. The “I believe” of earlier times and the “I
    • believe what I know” of today. Max Müller's statement
    • LECTURE SEVEN
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  • Title: Presence of the Dead: Publisher's Note
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  • Title: Presence of the Dead: Lecture One: Understanding the Spiritual World (Part One)
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    • relate to recent or not-so-recent events, or scenes where such events
    • feeling that a type of living, weaving image has been revealed to the
    • deal with the events of the day.
    • fills our perception when we dream, as events and material things
    • we have left behind in sleep. However, we are then not aware of our
    • our etheric body reveal themselves in certain places, and we perceive
    • when we recall them. Even those things that have sunk down into the
    • but it is true nevertheless. Imagine you were to talk all day long,
    • as some people do, and everything you said was recorded on records.
    • Now if someone collected all the records, everything you had said
    • someone played them, everything you said during the day would be
    • from which dreams or hallucinations develop, surrounds us everywhere
    • etheric substance and never really leave it on our path between death
    • and a new birth. It is everywhere and we have to pass through it; we
    • how the soul perceives after death, or after it has developed the
    • expression, as revelation, of the world.
    • look at this esoteric script, you will read what is to be revealed.
    • often in public lectures that the development of clairvoyance
    • soul must be more active and powerful than it needs to be in everyday
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  • Title: Presence of the Dead: Lecture Two: Understanding the Spiritual World (Part Two)
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    • here already, pervading all of nature and its light rises in every
    • us believe that only stupid, superstitious characters or at least
    • on it. Interestingly enough, even those people who want to make us
    • believe it is silly to talk of the spiritual world constantly speak
    • me always lives in the spiritual world even while I am living in my
    • The spiritual world surrounds me everywhere.
    • because of the way I work, the most certain way never to complete
    • large when I see the endless bewilderment that greets every powerful
    • idea, and also the thanks accorded to everyone who endeavors to do
    • is even worth the effort to address it by means of the printing
    • the harmony we can achieve with these great minds through our
    • spiritual science to encourage and strengthen us. Nevertheless, it
    • may take a long time even for those who are sympathetic with
    • spiritual science to find the right inner energy to develop a feeling
    • their own concepts. However, the ordinary person of our time does not
    • a different level. How, then, is he supposed to avoid
    • about them. However, we must never forget that in speaking about
    • the level of their capabilities so that our being is perceived by them.
    • hierarchy of angels. Then as we develop further, we are perceived by
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  • Title: Presence of the Dead: Lecture Three: Awakening Spiritual Thoughts
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    • underlying the Dornach building. Developing the thinking processes
    • world, since we enter the spiritual world anyway after death (even a
    • development, especially in the last third of the nineteenth century.
    • concern himself with — I do not even want to say spiritual
    • namely, our waking time. And even people who have not yet thought
    • person were prepared to accept that we really die every evening and
    • century of scientific development. Then they will look to spiritual
    • then become ever more important for people in the twentieth century
    • everywhere. We are always in the spiritual world, even when we are
    • However, we inhabit it in a
    • constructed out of the spirit, as has everything else in the world.
    • their ego and astral body, which they never mention anyway. However,
    • spiritual world; it believes in material things. It therefore has a
    • fear of material beings, be they ever so small. Objectively speaking,
    • concerned. Thus, they do not even differ in terms of reality.
    • However, the important
    • flourish. Even materialists will agree with this statement, but they
    • cultivating and nurturing germs. If this fear can be reduced even a
    • be achieved than through all the preparations now being developed by
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  • Title: Presence of the Dead: Lecture Four: The Presence of the Dead in our Life
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    • different from that of everyday life. It appears to lead us away from
    • condition and mood of soul that develops as a consequence of this
    • However, in dreams we perceive only the part of ourselves that has
    • object is outside me. However, in clairvoyant perception we are
    • very vivid dream image, looking every bit as we remember the person
    • looked in life. However, this is not the usual type of such
    • realize that, based on everything we know about the individual in
    • How can we develop this
    • but at its level of consciousness, the plant would have to say that
    • Nevertheless, we say that it rises and moves across the sky, thus
    • contradicting our better knowledge. Similarly, in everyday language
    • Whatever you may think about the way the plays were produced then and
    • even at that time, in 1909, and even more so in later years, I always
    • We develop the right
    • spiritual fact in the right way, we need to develop a very specific
    • would want to help us after her death, but we cannot develop true
    • description of what the vision looked like. However, what really
    • occult development, the soul immerses itself in specific moods and
    • inner states different from those of our everyday life. We have
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  • Title: Presence of the Dead: Lecture Five: The Blessing of the Dead
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    • how an understanding of our spiritual nature reveals possibilities of
    • now reached a stage in human development where the study of spiritual
    • to achieve similar things for knowledge of the spirit as Copernicus,
    • clairvoyant, esoteric knowledge that can be supported even by people
    • sciences to celebrate ever greater triumphs in the course of the last
    • scientific term, in the depths of our soul during our everyday life.
    • For example, in everyday
    • through ideas we develop in our soul, but as researchers of the
    • develop abilities that are quite different from those we normally
    • the highest level of mental processes whose lower, elementary levels
    • we find also in our everyday life. Meditation is a devotion of the
    • limitlessness; we use it at a more basic level in ordinary life. By
    • attentiveness in everyday life we mean not allowing our ideas and
    • supplied by spiritual science. Ignoring everything else, all worries
    • is not as important as the inner activity and exercise of developing
    • often involving months, years, or even decades, depending on
    • enough to develop inner forces. Qualities otherwise merely slumbering
    • attentiveness, by concentration. In the process we must develop the
    • let me add that our first experience in this self-development is the
    • soul, which is necessary for true spiritual research. To achieve
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  • Title: Presence of the Dead: Lecture Six: Faith and Knowledge
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    • The “I believe” of earlier times and the “I
    • believe what I know” of today. Max Müller's statement
    • believe in the contrast between faith and knowledge, faith and
    • the only one we can know of with certainty. However, concerning the
    • active at an unconscious level. The spirit takes hold of the body and
    • our physical bodies with every thought, every feeling. We must sleep
    • religions believed it was their task to lead their people, to use up
    • life forces, which will then be compensated for. However, what has to
    • develop within us for the progress of humanity must be consciously
    • phase of our development has been completed, and we live now in a
    • for the future. The principle “I believe” has to be
    • replaced with “I believe what I know.” People will begin
    • justified, is certainly a good thing and has to exist. However, in
    • than to speak. If we speak nevertheless, it is out of insight into
    • revealed the environment beyond death to human beings. But the time
    • will come when we will have to live in freedom. And even if new
    • not understand or believe him.
    • That is the development of
    • world. It is easy to say that myths and fairy tales developed in the
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    • Lecture Seven: Robert Hamerling: Poet and Thinker
    • LECTURE SEVEN
    • grew to an unbearable level at the end of his life. Prior to the
    • life of striving to reach the highest levels of the spirit: so
    • Hamerling had dedicated the lines that fundamentally reveal his mood
    • second half of his life. There was much gossip, even after Hamerling
    • supposedly led. It was even rumored that he lived in a sumptuous
    • such outward constraints and yet were devoted with every fiber of
    • succumbed to a mental illness. He was deeply pessimistic and never
    • Everything the critics say, believe them,
    • respite from the never-ending pain!”
    • Several times he almost fainted. But on either side of him he had a
    • this philosophical work to leave his hands for even a minute! He was
    • material and natural forces, however obstructive they may be, in
    • every situation.
    • believe these words can throw much greater light on Hamerling's
    • beyond its environment, and of an individuality's development. He was
    • not yet capable of even saying “I.” His father was forced
    • his memory of an experience he believed actually gave him his own
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    • common knowledge that ever since the onset of this modern life, men
    • injurious or even destructive effect upon the divine-spiritual
    • being than external observation can ever do. For example, anyone who
    • has taken even the first steps of the initiate-life lives differently
    • leading to initiation and one who has no connection whatever with it
    • environment, and even if only the preliminary steps have been taken
    • and anyone who has ever woken up with the aftermath of what the
    • vigorous enough to develop the force which arms and strengthens us in
    • life, should never find favour in the sphere of our movement. In a
    • true culture of the spirit there can never be any question of such
    • untouched by it, it must nevertheless be emphasised that such an
    • External culture, as we know, is proud of what has been achieved. It
    • achievements of our modern age.
    • been, severed from these cosmic realities through sense-perception
    • the way to initiation perceives that everything which permeates
    • it particularly hard for him to develop those inner forces which
    • develop the power of vision and seership which will bear him thither;
    • but he perceives how the Ahrimanic world fills him with everything
    • what is happening. Everybody is obliged to undergo the battle; in its
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    • common knowledge that ever since the onset of this modern life, men
    • injurious or even destructive effect upon the divine-spiritual
    • being than external observation can ever do. For example, anyone who
    • has taken even the first steps of the initiate-life lives differently
    • leading to initiation and one who has no connection whatever with it
    • environment, and even if only the preliminary steps have been taken
    • and anyone who has ever woken up with the aftermath of what the
    • vigorous enough to develop the force which arms and strengthens us in
    • life, should never find favour in the sphere of our movement. In a
    • true culture of the spirit there can never be any question of such
    • untouched by it, it must nevertheless be emphasised that such an
    • External culture, as we know, is proud of what has been achieved. It
    • achievements of our modern age.
    • been, severed from these cosmic realities through sense-perception
    • the way to initiation perceives that everything which permeates
    • it particularly hard for him to develop those inner forces which
    • develop the power of vision and seership which will bear him thither;
    • but he perceives how the Ahrimanic world fills him with everything
    • what is happening. Everybody is obliged to undergo the battle; in its
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    • means sufficient. Everything depends upon understanding conditions as
    • the attitude of mind which has culminated in the catastrophic events
    • be applied in every branch of existence, above all in those branches
    • nowadays tries to interpret certain facts and events of history, he
    • not fall into the error of thinking that it will ever be possible to
    • understand either the human beings or the events of the present age
    • It is not possible to be an honest believer in reincarnation on the
    • thought that they merely dabble in Spiritual Science and never reach
    • courage to apply these truths neither in practical life nor even in
    • truth, or at all events diverges very widely from the truth. It is
    • all events kept the original population in a state of subjection. We
    • Europe and on towards Russia. We shall never get to the truth if we
    • never understand these European peoples until we realize that
    • generations, say to the age of Charles the Great and even earlier,
    • incarnated now in Japanese bodies. We shall never be able to
    • this in the most highly developed and most highly educated Orientals,
    • Tagore. We shall never understand what such a figure really signifies
    • and that is why they put up every obstacle they can to hinder
    • of certain facts and events of the spiritual worlds. Those faculties
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    • means sufficient. Everything depends upon understanding conditions as
    • the attitude of mind which has culminated in the catastrophic events
    • be applied in every branch of existence, above all in those branches
    • nowadays tries to interpret certain facts and events of history, he
    • not fall into the error of thinking that it will ever be possible to
    • understand either the human beings or the events of the present age
    • It is not possible to be an honest believer in reincarnation on the
    • thought that they merely dabble in Spiritual Science and never reach
    • courage to apply these truths neither in practical life nor even in
    • truth, or at all events diverges very widely from the truth. It is
    • all events kept the original population in a state of subjection. We
    • Europe and on towards Russia. We shall never get to the truth if we
    • never understand these European peoples until we realize that
    • generations, say to the age of Charles the Great and even earlier,
    • incarnated now in Japanese bodies. We shall never be able to
    • this in the most highly developed and most highly educated Orientals,
    • Tagore. We shall never understand what such a figure really signifies
    • and that is why they put up every obstacle they can to hinder
    • of certain facts and events of the spiritual worlds. Those faculties
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    • THE EVENT OF THE CHRIST.”
    • I shall speak on the appearance of Christ and reveal a few facts
    • which have not yet been revealed.
    • hand, however, there is hardly any other alternative for the great
    • works in the experiences of life and in the development of character.
    • said that he felt himself capable of every kind of sin, but that he
    • a certain relief in being able to say that he had never harboured any
    • the souls of highly developed men have an instinctive repugnance
    • developed among men. It still contains a great amount of egoism. Of
    • world's course of events. They can easily be recognized as
    • everything in them bad. This is a secret form of envy which creeps
    • statement may seem perfectly correct; nevertheless it contains envy
    • there was a moment in the development of mankind when the tempters,
    • Devil, even when he takes them by the scruff of the neck!” IN
    • that Mephistopheles does not exist; nevertheless, Lucifer and Ahriman
    • It is possible to observe the influence of envy and falsehood even in
    • manifest. It is, however, possible to observe in the present
    • great school — but he will reveal instead a new, plainly marked
    • result can be achieved. What he needs is forgiveness; he needs to
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    • THE EVENT OF THE CHRIST.”
    • I shall speak on the appearance of Christ and reveal a few facts
    • which have not yet been revealed.
    • hand, however, there is hardly any other alternative for the great
    • works in the experiences of life and in the development of character.
    • said that he felt himself capable of every kind of sin, but that he
    • a certain relief in being able to say that he had never harboured any
    • the souls of highly developed men have an instinctive repugnance
    • developed among men. It still contains a great amount of egoism. Of
    • world's course of events. They can easily be recognized as
    • everything in them bad. This is a secret form of envy which creeps
    • statement may seem perfectly correct; nevertheless it contains envy
    • there was a moment in the development of mankind when the tempters,
    • Devil, even when he takes them by the scruff of the neck!” IN
    • that Mephistopheles does not exist; nevertheless, Lucifer and Ahriman
    • It is possible to observe the influence of envy and falsehood even in
    • manifest. It is, however, possible to observe in the present
    • great school — but he will reveal instead a new, plainly marked
    • result can be achieved. What he needs is forgiveness; he needs to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
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    • and the physical body. The fact that whenever we face a human being
    • if I tell you that our physical body is a corpse, even during the
    • reveals, as it were, its true being. You do not have a true
    • they are now, at the present stage of human development, and as they
    • with the external physical world, for they are facts revealed by
    • development. There, human bodies had a different constitution from
    • What I told you now, essentially depends on the development of
    • cannot grasp life. To be sure, some investigators believe that if
    • atoms, molecules and their alternating forces. This will never arise.
    • forces, is nevertheless the physical body; that is, the corpse. What
    • There, everything is transparent; but the further away we go from the
    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • But in the course of human development this word was not always
    • humanity — though even in ancient Egypt these olden times had
    • was attributed to an ever larger acquisition of knowledge through the
    • people develop their world conception. I drew attention to the fact
    • it is today, if we were to observe a child's development, the
    • developed in man; the Ego has permeated our world conception and the
    • Most egoistic of all have become religions, religious creeds. Even
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    • and the physical body. The fact that whenever we face a human being
    • if I tell you that our physical body is a corpse, even during the
    • reveals, as it were, its true being. You do not have a true
    • they are now, at the present stage of human development, and as they
    • with the external physical world, for they are facts revealed by
    • development. There, human bodies had a different constitution from
    • What I told you now, essentially depends on the development of
    • cannot grasp life. To be sure, some investigators believe that if
    • atoms, molecules and their alternating forces. This will never arise.
    • forces, is nevertheless the physical body; that is, the corpse. What
    • There, everything is transparent; but the further away we go from the
    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • But in the course of human development this word was not always
    • humanity — though even in ancient Egypt these olden times had
    • was attributed to an ever larger acquisition of knowledge through the
    • people develop their world conception. I drew attention to the fact
    • it is today, if we were to observe a child's development, the
    • developed in man; the Ego has permeated our world conception and the
    • Most egoistic of all have become religions, religious creeds. Even
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Being in the Physical Human Being
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    • have so often described even in public lectures, we arrive at a
    • the spiritual world. When the soul progresses in its development,
    • horizon of our consciousness appear forms, beings, and events
    • which now rises up in our consciousness with everything that
    • ourselves change, and even the surrounding world which exists in
    • spiritual development we identify ourselves with the world. We
    • Nature. Nevertheless they are not worth much, for they do not
    • one in which Nature's course of events is compared with the
    • of events upon the earth during a whole year. The simile will
    • agree if we take the whole year and compare its events with the
    • keeping with the actual facts? Because when we develop in the
    • enables us to perceive this. This vegetation, however, does not
    • even as winter comes over the fruits of the earth and covers them
    • spiritual, things are frequently reversed) his best part is
    • everything that lives in him participates in all the worlds which
    • explained that man did not begin his development upon the earth,
    • earth; its development is not complete and it is altogether a
    • Moon stage of development arose the first foundation of the
    • of development.
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    • have so often described even in public lectures, we arrive at a
    • the spiritual world. When the soul progresses in its development,
    • horizon of our consciousness appear forms, beings, and events
    • which now rises up in our consciousness with everything that
    • ourselves change, and even the surrounding world which exists in
    • spiritual development we identify ourselves with the world. We
    • Nature. Nevertheless they are not worth much, for they do not
    • one in which Nature's course of events is compared with the
    • of events upon the earth during a whole year. The simile will
    • agree if we take the whole year and compare its events with the
    • keeping with the actual facts? Because when we develop in the
    • enables us to perceive this. This vegetation, however, does not
    • even as winter comes over the fruits of the earth and covers them
    • spiritual, things are frequently reversed) his best part is
    • everything that lives in him participates in all the worlds which
    • explained that man did not begin his development upon the earth,
    • earth; its development is not complete and it is altogether a
    • Moon stage of development arose the first foundation of the
    • of development.
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    • Anthroposophy; nevertheless, Rudolf Steiner described this course
    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • however tentative, into the vast range of Steiner's work.
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    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • contain what to my spiritual sight became ever more clearly
    • of lectures on these revelations bestowed upon mankind.
    • However, nothing
    • was ever said that was not solely the result of my direct experience
    • of the growing content of Anthroposophy. There was never any question
    • Whoever reads these privately-printed lectures can take them to represent
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • are many very different approaches to the general corpus of revelations
    • (1904) without ever discovering that the incarnation of Christ and the
    • yet even within this category the two approaches are made from such
    • work of different men. Nevertheless it is best to look on the following
    • — or even through
    • who have never dipped into the broad unbroken stream of books and lectures
    • Course. But even if the content is far from fully understood, it cannot
    • and events, but the way in which the soul tentatively begins to experience
    • with every device at his disposal to reveal what it actually felt
    • man's being unless we acquire these new concepts. People who believe
    • all the teachings which Steiner developed later concerning the descent
    • by describing the practical steps needed to develop the ‘strengthened
    • which some readers may even find the most enlightening thing in the
    • book. One final selection may however perhaps be made. In these lectures
    • Steiner developed it, to endeavour to be esoteric in an exoteric way.
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture I: Anthroposophy as What Men Long For Today
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    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • it can be presented to the world today. Let me begin, however, with
    • taken an attitude towards it. Therefore, in whatever way you come before
    • we cannot expect every member of the Society to develop, in some way
    • this way: Everyone has the right to continue to be a passively interested
    • member, content to receive what is given. But whoever would share, in
    • Whoever
    • itself saying. Indeed, no science based on initiation has ever intended
    • fundamental note of every presentation of it.
    • find that ancient feelings, present in every human soul from age to age,
    • harbour earnest questions. They cannot even express these in clear
    • every thinking man.
    • Whenever we stand in the presence of death, this feeling takes firm
    • for the soul, determining its happiness and unhappiness, even when not
    • all that the clouds reveal and the stars send down to earth. I see all
    • for man, with his form, does not belong to this. People often reveal
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture II: Meditation
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • time, however, we must call to mind the great difference between the
    • — it is nevertheless substances of the external, physical world
    • are compelled to say: Whatever the inner processes going on in the human
    • science, however, draws from this fact a conclusion that cannot be drawn
    • glibly of the blood man bears within him; but has anyone ever investigated
    • takes in; on the other, what it gives of including even the physical
    • ‘get even’ with Nature. He dissolves everything he receives
    • provides. Thus the human physical organism comes eventually to be very
    • have become; but they have certainly not always been as they are. Even
    • somewhere in the human organism, where the sub-stances begin to develop
    • earth is still there. Every time we eat, the substances of our food
    • The earth has developed further in the course of long periods of time
    • and become what it is today; our food substances, in developing to the
    • every spring. This point is not stationary; it is advancing. In the
    • sun describes this circle every day. It rises and sets, thereby describing
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture III: The Transition from Ordinary Knowledge to the Science of Initiation
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • everyone who is sufficiently free from prejudice. One should not say that
    • Science of Initiation has to give. Today, however, I should like to discuss
    • Nevertheless, to know such connections, one need only develop a little
    • last. One need only develop a little understanding of what men once
    • Man believes
    • however, really belongs in the first place to his physical, or at most
    • his etheric body. However far we look into the starry worlds we see
    • however, reaches out into the super-sensible. He carries his super-sensible
    • however, two gates which lead from the physical and etheric worlds to
    • That it became a separate body is not, however, the important point;
    • this is derived much that endures today and is really much cleverer
    • than what our science can explore. And whoever studies, for example,
    • feel deep reverence for what he finds. It is presented in a more poetic
    • reverence the more deeply he studies it. If one does not approach these
    • him in their stirring, yet profound, way, one comes to understand, even
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture IV: Meditation and Inspiration
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • are only able to destroy man, never to build him up. Every unprejudiced
    • progress is, indeed, perfectly justified. Nevertheless, it is a fact
    • able to destroy man, never to build him up. Human insight is unable,
    • of man is submerged whenever he sleeps and arises anew when he wakes.
    • it is dependent on bodily development; being dreamlike in a little child
    • increase in clarity and awareness goes hand in hand with the development
    • But, however
    • deduce moral laws from Nature however far we may explore it. They have
    • springs from these two laws — however many subconscious and
    • in Bergsonism today. But every sleep refutes this. For, from the moment
    • when we sleep, and is dependent on every rising and falling tide of
    • every religious or artistic aspiration — in fact, any higher striving
    • as we experience it. For the spiritual always reveals itself as something
    • Nature which can, however, only destroy it.
    • results in the domain of external science have been achieved, but nothing
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture V: Love, Intuition and the Human Ego
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • outside man. At least, he believes he need not, and within certain limits
    • recognise a greater difference however, in what is etheric.
    • everything, whether it be a large or small drop, is made spherical,
    • not such sharp boundaries and is mobile in itself; nevertheless we can
    • such a way that it develops the plant form out of the earth; and the
    • everything else that is astral is discovered streaming in centripetally;
    • these blood-vessels. In the living man, however, the brain weighs twenty
    • developed the sum of etheric forces that lifts us away from the earth.
    • we would have a sack to drag about. Every blood corpuscle, however,
    • it. He had discovered that every body in a fluid loses in weight the
    • enters the human organism and eventually reaches the head in an extremely
    • matter actually works in the several domains of life. The remarkable
    • it is childish to believe that all that is at work here — in the
    • are working. Here is weaving the ether revealed to one in
    • way I have described. Everywhere behind this weaving water the cosmic
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture VI: Respiration, Warmth and the Ego
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • during sleep; sense activity and the thinking based upon it are, however,
    • are created anew — out of nothing, as it were — every time
    • we wake. This would doubtless be a quite absurd thought, even for ordinary
    • however, that this vehicle does not act on man during sleep, i.e. that
    • so that the will is involved. Nevertheless, we are aware of this action
    • even external considerations show us that sleep takes something
    • induce the state of sleep artificially; this, however, is no mere sleep
    • experiences which I now have, reveal something very peculiar; through
    • who has a more inner consciousness and reaches inspiration. The events
    • of sleep, however, were not there before. But they enter consciousness in
    • the exhaled air. Now the physical body cannot bear it, even in sleep, but
    • our everyday thoughts now leave us and the active, cosmic thoughts —
    • arise. The darkness is a veil covering our ordinary, every day thoughts
    • much more strongly than we could have believed in ordinary consciousness,
    • there we need no longer ‘think’ in the sense of everyday life.
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture VII: Dream-life and External Reality
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • the resemblance does not strike us. Nevertheless, if we look more closely
    • these experiences; we canmot, however, retain them as we can in the
    • There is, however, another kind, and this is really much more important
    • we even notice that the cerebral convolutions are symbolised in the
    • this is relieved, or leads to a crisis. One might say that the whole
    • not study dreams like the psychiatrists who bring everything under one
    • at most by studying scientific anatomy and physiology. That, however,
    • however, puts this before him in pictures, although in transformed
    • Nevertheless
    • very like what we behold; nevertheless, this sketch will illustrate
    • before, but this is very poor compared to what imagination reveals.
    • dream-pictures, those relating to the inner organs, began to develop the
    • become a liver, this would not be a human liver, not even a goose-liver,
    • sense, however, he does notice them; only, he does not actually know
    • something which shows they never quite wake up in regard to certain inner
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture VIII: Dreams, Imaginative Cognition, and the Building of Destiny
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    • As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiner's gaze was clearly fixed
    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • are ever dreaming in higher worlds, or about them, and do not see external
    • well acquainted with dream-life from his own experience. Nevertheless,
    • individual content interests us less, even before we acquire imagination;
    • we can have of a physical human being standing before us with his several
    • to be withering; nevertheless, seen imaginatively, it retains almost its
    • as follows: a countenance comparatively wise looking, perhaps even somewhat
    • become clever, terribly clever, when we study his head. We must become
    • to a perception of his development from earthly life to earthly life.
    • consists of events. One gazes into a tableau and surveys one's whole life
    • as far as birth — in certain circumstances even farther. All that
    • injured him, we see that he remained unsatisfied or, perhaps, was even
    • however, is only one side. Every action we do to human beings, or indeed
    • men simply do not believe today that human actions have any value or
    • that something else takes place in the spiritual world. Nevertheless,
    • what we have left un-experienced; and this holds for every single deed
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture IX: Phases of Memory and the Real Self
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    • important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy
    • in an exoteric way, because he believed that today's spiritual crisis
    • can help us develop.
    • man experiences in concrete, everyday life, in thinking, feeling and
    • Nevertheless, it is these pictures that we retain in our ego from our
    • us, however vividly — what would it be to us if we could not link
    • In short, whenever we have to bring the external world to the soul,
    • they passed us by unnoticed. Nevertheless, they are in our soul life,
    • However,
    • a gigantic perspective. These pictures are suddenly there: the events
    • so the temporal events of our earthly life are now seen side by side
    • world in which we are ever present, even while on earth. Every hand-shake
    • pictures which extend, in perspective, back to birth and even beyond. But
    • If, however,
    • moved by a feeling of revenge or the like. Now, on going backwards through
    • for many things done on earth is even experienced as bliss. It is the
    • from out of the universe. And we experience this, even in the face of
    • painful events, as something that belongs to our human being as a whole.
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    • discussions which have been held in different places. Nevertheless,
    • never done anything in the slightest degree aggressive, makes it
    • conception of life which was in essentials based on the achievements
    • Century people everywhere spoke in quite a different way, their
    • important affairs of life; and that even if, helped by the
    • nevertheless, possible in the civilized world. There was, so to say,
    • certain freedom as regards everything connected with his religion. The
    • we are equipped to develop those scientific tendencies further, with
    • between knowledge and belief, but never has there been such an
    • development, so consistent in its various branches and trends, that
    • every shape and form. It recognizes only the miracle of all miracles,
    • right at the end of the lecture that if one believes in the old
    • Aristotelian idea that every time a person is born a new soul is
    • thereby ordained for every single life. The concept of miracle can
    • Energy, and then everything rolls on with a certain necessity, so to
    • everything in the world stands in a spiritual ordering in which we no
    • every science and upon all branches of life in such a way that they
    • forward something which makes a direct appeal to every single
    • freedom in their conception of the world, in their research and even
    • that every Catholic priest or theologian who teaches either from the
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    • then came a further extraordinary, subtle, and clever step in the Encyclical
    • again a very important and extraordinarily clever and subtle advance. The
    • Anyone who understands this grandiose dramatic development will
    • reality which is bound to develop parallel with the establishment of
    • things are getting worse, even here they are getting systematically
    • may nevertheless be thrown out as an aside. Must not confidence in a
    • and naturalistic grasp of reality, which is bound to develop parallel
    • prevent the influence of Lenin and Trotsky from spreading over the
    • sleep. That is why one has to say that whoever reads a declaration
    • such as the one I have just quoted, even if it only appears in a few
    • Spiritual science, however, as we understand it, has to further the
    • civilization far more than men think. The monarchies, even if they
    • Spiritual Science was verily never meant to appear in the role of
    • admit that never, never have I taken an aggressive stance. Of course, one
    • is asleep, and that Rome is awake. That Rome is awake is revealed by
    • post-Atlantean epoch nevertheless throws down the gauntlet before all
    • Rome, however, sets up the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which
    • the earlier traditional development of the Catholic Church. In what
    • events of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch; and it was no longer so
    • these latest revelations; that is to say, these last revelations so
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    • a consciousness of even higher degree. In order to experience the
    • believed to be the case. When you become aware of the picture world
    • events of a dream. The ordinary uncontrolled flow of man’s
    • that has been developed in the last three to four centuries should
    • world. It is never spoken of, and for a quite definite reason.
    • but Aristotle vehemently defended the theory that every time a human
    • remains forever in a spiritual world. That had already led Aristotle
    • forced to look back on that evil, which can never again be blotted
    • denominations, and one would everywhere find that appeal is made to
    • man is led to believe that he can be most Christian when he least
    • upon ourselves as something which, even as regards the
    • have to develop our own forces, that we have to find Him in our
    • care that those belonging to it should never think about the real
    • friends, that the development of the western churches consists really
    • in drawing an ever denser and denser veil over the real secret of
    • clever arguments, the more laws are made until finally no one knows
    • where he is, for there is no longer only one law, but everything is
    • everything becomes dogma, dogma becomes consolidated. It is only
    • their time everything to do with dogma was still fluid, still a
    • which Scholasticism was the flower, developed its knowledge through
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donor, this lecture has been made available to everyone.
    • conditions are bound to develop in the near future, and we saw that
    • time. The course of human evolution has brought it about that ever
    • hindrance to the development of a Christ-Experience. And we have
    • clear that just as other incisive events in human evolution come
    • familiar through nineteenth-century scientific development have taken
    • for the right kind of development — then out of this mood, out
    • has developed certain methods. It has established a certain
    • scientific thought of today, so that he presents an ever greater
    • intellect, the development of which has been and still is of course
    • been developing in one's soul since childhood, and comes
    • supposed to lead the several nations, those who at any rate hold
    • on the world which would trace everything back to inherited
    • its denial of everything spiritual, than the emergence of the
    • physical body will not take place until the seventh condition, and
    • however, man can already understand that this has to happen; he can
    • And by developing the consciousness-soul now, I am preparing myself
    • earth has passed over, through a certain cosmic development, into its
    • is my task, even now, to understand.”
    • states of consciousness tend to transform him even as regards his
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donor, this lecture has been made available to everyone.
    • conditions are bound to develop in the near future, and we saw that
    • time. The course of human evolution has brought it about that ever
    • hindrance to the development of a Christ-Experience. And we have
    • clear that just as other incisive events in human evolution come
    • familiar through nineteenth-century scientific development have taken
    • for the right kind of development — then out of this mood, out
    • has developed certain methods. It has established a certain
    • scientific thought of today, so that he presents an ever greater
    • intellect, the development of which has been and still is of course
    • been developing in one's soul since childhood, and comes
    • supposed to lead the several nations, those who at any rate hold
    • on the world which would trace everything back to inherited
    • its denial of everything spiritual, than the emergence of the
    • physical body will not take place until the seventh condition, and
    • however, man can already understand that this has to happen; he can
    • And by developing the consciousness-soul now, I am preparing myself
    • earth has passed over, through a certain cosmic development, into its
    • is my task, even now, to understand.”
    • states of consciousness tend to transform him even as regards his
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    • accepts without question, maintaining even with a certain pride: it
    • scientific fact. Knowledge has become severed from direct personal
    • knowledge. It has achieved a very great deal on its own ground, and
    • other hand, we have eaten something we never tasted before, and have
    • it be our guide. Few people, however, are aware of its origin. If we
    • The new way of knowledge, however, leads us again to
    • a familiar everyday experience. Normally, man takes nourishment, and
    • however, may arise, owing to which he is unable to take food —
    • into the flesh and blood of his soul, developing in him an
    • is true of all the scientific knowledge that men respect and revere
    • develop egoism.
    • can even go on to apply these methods to living processes, to
    • hearts and souls: impulses of which, however, we cannot say that they
    • it does to an intensive development of the experience of
    • world in which we lived before we descended to Earth, even as we look
    • that we are surrounded there by beings who never take on a physical
    • Even as through the years of childhood, from birth onward, we are
    • perceiving only what is bodily. If, however, man wants to comprehend
    • undergo in himself a development wherein the body acts as a
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    • accepts without question, maintaining even with a certain pride: it
    • scientific fact. Knowledge has become severed from direct personal
    • knowledge. It has achieved a very great deal on its own ground, and
    • other hand, we have eaten something we never tasted before, and have
    • it be our guide. Few people, however, are aware of its origin. If we
    • The new way of knowledge, however, leads us again to
    • a familiar everyday experience. Normally, man takes nourishment, and
    • however, may arise, owing to which he is unable to take food —
    • into the flesh and blood of his soul, developing in him an
    • is true of all the scientific knowledge that men respect and revere
    • develop egoism.
    • can even go on to apply these methods to living processes, to
    • hearts and souls: impulses of which, however, we cannot say that they
    • it does to an intensive development of the experience of
    • world in which we lived before we descended to Earth, even as we look
    • that we are surrounded there by beings who never take on a physical
    • Even as through the years of childhood, from birth onward, we are
    • perceiving only what is bodily. If, however, man wants to comprehend
    • undergo in himself a development wherein the body acts as a
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  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • The Event of Death and Facts about the Time.
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    • at every point. Taken in the abstract, as is often the case at
    • humanity has developed, and will develop further, through different
    • even by its most devoted adherents.
    • Nevertheless, spiritual science itself is infinitely
    • development of the consciousness soul.
    • Graeco-Roman period when, according to the stage of development
    • tendency of their stage of development; there was no need to
    • it developed as a natural tendency. The child grew up, and as his
    • natural tendencies developed, the natural intellect — in a
    • certain sense — developed with them. Growing up in ordinary
    • the fourth post-Atlantean period heart-and-feeling developed. And
    • though history tells us little of such things, it is nevertheless
    • seventh post-Atlantean epoch when learning to know nature will
    • connections formed at a stroke are no longer even beneficial, and
    • Towards this, modern man is developing; he is no longer
    • consciousness soul to develop something far more detached, more
    • karmic developments to a culminating point. Think how much less
    • evolution! With every incarnation fresh karma is made. At first,
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donor, this lecture has been made available to everyone.
    • at every point. Taken in the abstract, as is often the case at
    • humanity has developed, and will develop further, through different
    • even by its most devoted adherents.
    • Nevertheless, spiritual science itself is infinitely
    • development of the consciousness soul.
    • Graeco-Roman period when, according to the stage of development
    • tendency of their stage of development; there was no need to
    • it developed as a natural tendency. The child grew up, and as his
    • natural tendencies developed, the natural intellect — in a
    • certain sense — developed with them. Growing up in ordinary
    • the fourth post-Atlantean period heart-and-feeling developed. And
    • though history tells us little of such things, it is nevertheless
    • seventh post-Atlantean epoch when learning to know nature will
    • connections formed at a stroke are no longer even beneficial, and
    • Towards this, modern man is developing; he is no longer
    • consciousness soul to develop something far more detached, more
    • karmic developments to a culminating point. Think how much less
    • evolution! With every incarnation fresh karma is made. At first,
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    • world, a consciousness out of which a higher one can be developed. In my
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds: How is it Achieved?
    • every epoch must follow its own appropriate path.
    • as the Ancient Indian epoch, certain individuals developed, in a manner
    • lightning and thunder, in every star, in the beings of the different
    • perceived spiritual beings even if of a lower kind, in all solid matter,
    • in everything fluid or aeriform. Today's intellectual outlook declares
    • that of man in ancient times, if we believe that the spiritual beings
    • for us to see colours and so on. However, there was another aspect to this
    • downstream he, as modern, clever man, feels his legs stepping out in that
    • direction and this has nothing whatever to do with the river. In general,
    • The yogi rose above the level of the masses whose experiences were as
    • In order to understand what is achieved by this let us look at what happens
    • rhythm. We never think without this whole process taking place, of which
    • a vivid recollection of some event that took place ten years ago in a wood
    • soul, immersed in the phenomena of nature, partakes of every secret, steeping
    • to a higher level of consciousness than that of the masses of people. The
    • experiences were revealed through speech. What I have described was
    • If one perseveres for a sufficiently long time with exercises of
    • achieved to that of the yogi in ancient times. He blended thinking
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    • world, a consciousness out of which a higher one can be developed. In my
    • Knowledge of the Higher Worlds: How is it Achieved?
    • every epoch must follow its own appropriate path.
    • as the Ancient Indian epoch, certain individuals developed, in a manner
    • lightning and thunder, in every star, in the beings of the different
    • perceived spiritual beings even if of a lower kind, in all solid matter,
    • in everything fluid or aeriform. Today's intellectual outlook declares
    • that of man in ancient times, if we believe that the spiritual beings
    • for us to see colours and so on. However, there was another aspect to this
    • downstream he, as modern, clever man, feels his legs stepping out in that
    • direction and this has nothing whatever to do with the river. In general,
    • The yogi rose above the level of the masses whose experiences were as
    • In order to understand what is achieved by this let us look at what happens
    • rhythm. We never think without this whole process taking place, of which
    • a vivid recollection of some event that took place ten years ago in a wood
    • soul, immersed in the phenomena of nature, partakes of every secret, steeping
    • to a higher level of consciousness than that of the masses of people. The
    • experiences were revealed through speech. What I have described was
    • If one perseveres for a sufficiently long time with exercises of
    • achieved to that of the yogi in ancient times. He blended thinking
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  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • Event at Damascus, or
    • The Event at Damascus and the new
    • Ever since the early days of Christianity it has been the custom
    • Easter festival, on the other hand, is intended to remind us of an event
    • remind ourselves again and again what a great event in the evolution of
    • of the events in
    • left Paul unconvinced; when these events in
    • Christianity. He became the Apostle of the Christians only after the event at
    • the nature of the event that befell him at
    • weak reflection of all that he experienced inwardly. But even so, when he
    • speaks of the event of
    • we can discern that he speaks as one who through this event attained
    • even externally, we compare the life of Paul with the earthly
    • often drawn attention to the great difference in the development of the
    • human soul in the several epochs. I have shown you how man has changed
    • physical development until an advanced age. The parallelism between the
    • development of the soul and the development of the body continued until
    • ancient Indian times, however, men experienced a parallelism between
    • the development of soul and of body up to the fiftieth year of life, in
    • experience a like parallelism only up to the twenty-seventh year and it
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    • Event at Damascus, or
    • The Event at Damascus and the new
    • Ever since the early days of Christianity it has been the custom
    • Easter festival, on the other hand, is intended to remind us of an event
    • remind ourselves again and again what a great event in the evolution of
    • of the events in
    • left Paul unconvinced; when these events in
    • Christianity. He became the Apostle of the Christians only after the event at
    • the nature of the event that befell him at
    • weak reflection of all that he experienced inwardly. But even so, when he
    • speaks of the event of
    • we can discern that he speaks as one who through this event attained
    • even externally, we compare the life of Paul with the earthly
    • often drawn attention to the great difference in the development of the
    • human soul in the several epochs. I have shown you how man has changed
    • physical development until an advanced age. The parallelism between the
    • development of the soul and the development of the body continued until
    • ancient Indian times, however, men experienced a parallelism between
    • the development of soul and of body up to the fiftieth year of life, in
    • experience a like parallelism only up to the twenty-seventh year and it
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    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • to several requests, communicated some of the things which he and I
    • a moment, however, when so good a beginning has been made, we should
    • Science must and can be for the several domains of life.
    • Science as a world-conception, a content of life which they may even
    • have carried through the world with strong and deep feeling, every moment
    • when one has gained, here or there, one more adherent, or perhaps several
    • But a number of them always seemed to believe that the doctor must now
    • you can have scientific researches without any substance to them whatever.
    • will call for everyone at his post to be a fully independent fellow-worker,
    • in the sense that it is never the same as any other. The climate, the
    • believe that a professor, farmer or doctor — who has been immersed
    • year — even with the work on his farm. But will his fields do
    • on and on with iron perseverance.
    • or some one else, should not be asked to be present every evening to
    • by however, I came to quite a different conclusion; namely, that what
    • done by you here. I believe we have truly taken into account the experiences
    • others; I only have to speak every day, though I confess I stood before
    • then, I cannot agree with the Count. Whatever appreciation or gratitude
    • you feel for the fact that this Agricultural Course has been achieved,
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    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
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    • Afterwards we had to manure a relatively larger area. We took seven
    • cow-horns and seven bucketfuls.
    • Even the feelings you have may then come into it.
    • Of course the people of to-day will not believe that it makes any difference;
    • but you can tell the difference even in medical mattes. Believe me,
    • nothing; you cannot weigh it. Nevertheless it enters into the vibrations
    • Enthusiastic doctors of to-day can achieve great results. Precisely
    • human hand — believe me, very much can issue from the hand —
    • or whether you do it with a machine. By and by, however, it might prove
    • of a mechanical stirrer even when many cow-horns were needed. Eventually,
    • even if it should be less than the contents of a cowhorn. It all depends
    • Therefore I think it will be easier to stir several half-bucketfuls
    • Some solid matter will remain over, no doubt, even then. May the liquid
    • even if there are foreign bodies in it, I do not think you need go to
    • even have a beneficial effect and do no harm. As a result of the concentration
    • be simplest to have your mechanical spray fitted with a sieve from the
    • they will no longer work so well. There might even be this possibility:
    • the refuse yard. They must be as fresh as possible. However, strange
    • Presumably it would bring about no change; it might even tend to establish
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    • to prevent the loss of the manure-juice?
    • Science for the improvement of every such method. The one you refer
    • to has many advantages, no doubt, but I believe it is comparatively
    • so to speak, everything will in a way refresh it; but when you apply
    • time before you recognise that it is not as you were first led to believe.
    • good and beneficial. I believe it has not been tried for many years.
    • it in a pit below the level of the ground?
    • however, put it too high; you must still keep it in proper relation
    • put it on a hillock, but you can build it up from the normal level of
    • to-day applies to the improvement of every kind of manure. I have indicated
    • are sometimes mere prevalent opinions; nobody knows if they have ever
    • use wild yarrow, a very small quantity will suffice, even for a large
    • is very gladly eaten by all cattle. Afterwards, however, when it has
    • in baking bread. A thing that even can act as a poison when consumed
    • not the substance — is important. Thus I believe you can well
    • I should dig them in as far as possibly from one another, so as to prevent
    • can do as it likes. It is quite good if it is grown over. It may even
    • even if all the preparations were put into one hole, one might presume
    • than the fertile layer? Or could one bury the cow-horns even deeper?
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    • might be greatly abused. Some limit ought surely to be set, to prevent
    • Nevertheless,
    • is quite evident. Nevertheless, it may be pointed out that there have
    • for practically every lecture — however small the circle where
    • improvement of life we should never tend to a mere contemplation of
    • in Nature too it is so: everything good can become harmful. Think for
    • in another. That which is moral on one level is decidedly immoral on
    • who possessed extensive vineyards. However, he used a considerable portion
    • He was, however, responsible for the placards you see everywhere an
    • Yes, that which we call the evening star.
    • Whenever Venus is visible in the sky with the Scorpio constellation
    • indeed an influence; there is always a certain influence, whatever you
    • everything as bad — trying to reform everything. Truly, I think
    • with what has been given. I should, however, state that the influence
    • the effect of every kind of mineral manure, after a time, is that the
    • to manure oftener than every three years. Possibly you may only have
    • to manure every four or six years. You will be able to dispense with
    • be considered. Everything is being mechanised and mineralised nowadays,
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    • generally speaking, for the liquid manure. Every Ego — even the
    • should be made. The several forms of insects can no doubt be kept.
    • never come into actual contact with the earth?
    • Wherever the animal feeds. Sprinkle the relics over the fields; they
    • where it never goes so far as to form seed — will in the end eliminate
    • to the effect that human beings cannot go on developing in the same
    • radiations. It has an influence on the whole development of man.
    • to-day. Even to-day you can notice how people understand the things
    • remarkable fact that whenever something new appears, as a rule in the
    • clairvoyant perception is often reduced to a very human level! Here
    • must know that electricity is at a lower level than that of living things.
    • Whatever is alive — the higher it is, the more it will tend to
    • and eventually sclerotic.
    • extent) is so constituted that it changes whatever it absorbs in the
    • Thus, everything
    • I am saying applies even to the ordinary warmth. I will draw it diagrammatically
    • piece of wood — that moment, we catch cold. Whatever enters from
    • permeated with a certain piety and reverence. Then you will also have
    • place upon a certain level. Now let us assume that for some purpose
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    • on end. The thirty years dwindled to nine, then to seven. Then the day
    • came when it was considered quite an achievement to keep this crop growing
    • in the same spot for even four or five years. Farmers used to be able
    • of seed every few years. New strains were being produced in bewildering
    • Steiner told the writer that plants themselves could never be diseased
    • step-by-step developments illustrate Dr. Steiner's practical way
    • of working. He never proceeded from preconceived abstract dogma, but
    • the older ones, who understood everything, but did nothing with it,
    • us, even though we still have far to go to exhaust all its possibilities.
    • Accomplishments to date are merely the first step. Every day brings
    • He never did get round to writing, no doubt because of the heavy demands
    • to Dornach, however, there was an opportunity for discussing the general
    • may be healed and the nutritive quality of its produce improved in every
    • were “for everybody, for all farmers” — in other words,
    • people came to believe that only anthroposophists can practise the bio-dynamic
    • modern agriculture were on the wane. “This must be achieved in
    • spent in work outside, so that by this alternation they would never
    • developed out of the co-operation of practical workers with the Natural
    • an interesting situation developed. Devotees of the purely materialistic
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    • problems and local conditions. (Several of these were given prior
    • been manufactured at the Guldesmühle Mill, and it was further developed
    • far more important even than the nitrogen, though modern science had
    • which has even now become reality to some extent. Artificial manures
    • plant-manure. Everything follows on this basic principle. Also you must
    • Even the
    • Steiner: True results can never follow from experiments conducted
    • them over several generations, you get a completely false picture. Then,
    • development of the plant has been hypertrophied. When such plants are
    • even only in the next but one. So far must the investigations be extended.
    • enhanced by this “mercury manuring.” People even began to
    • four corners of the plot. It must be eradicated every year.
    • the soil through to the level where the worm abides.
    • be cut into pieces until every little piece has only a single eye. The
    • silica preparation “501,” Dr. Steiner said it would even
    • soil in every conceivable form — as compost, leaf-mould, etc.
    • use of lavatory fluid. It should not even be emptied out on to fresh
    • compost — “not even if the compost-earth will only be needed
    • after four years. Even then, things are contained in it which are not
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    • Whatever comes to
    • I cannot but believe:
    • believe that every single one of us has come here gladly for this
    • from the City. Whatever may be the inconveniences of which the Count
    • Office” but the “Foreign Office” — whatever
    • they may be, I am quite sure that every single one of us will go away
    • inevitably — a little far remote. Not everyone, perhaps, will
    • special subject. Nevertheless, we shall have to build upon what is
    • said to-day, however remote it may seem at first sight. For
    • in our time are all too numerous, preventing one from calling forth a
    • that be,” the individual is often powerless. Hitherto, not even
    • Movement, have been realised. Nay, they have not even reached the
    • saying, and every man should recognise the fact: One cannot speak of
    • Agriculture, not even of the social forms it should assume, unless
    • one cannot even speak of the general economic principles which are
    • they do not understand it? The reason is, that even within their
    • several domains they are no longer able to go back to the real
    • depends on countless conditions, not even only of the Earth as a
    • the whole Universe. The several spheres of modern life have suffered
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    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • individuality. Every farm should approximate to this condition. This
    • as possible. Whatever you need for agricultural production, you
    • able to be strictly carried out, nevertheless, if we wish to do
    • development of the vegetation that covers the soil. But present-day
    • is added. In reality, however, the earthly soil as such not
    • which is not only not taken into account to-day but is not even
    • life, which is not even thought of in our time.
    • of the Earth is a kind of organ in that organism which reveals itself
    • Whatever is above the Earth, belongs in truth to the
    • reason. Take everything there is in the immediate neighbourhood of
    • the Earth by way of air and water vapours and even warmth. Consider,
    • plants, along with us, receive their outer warmth and air, and even
    • itself grows inwardly alive and develops its own chemical processes,
    • wherever we are studying plant growth, we should be clear in the
    • should never forget that a silicious ground — even if it be
    • the quantities we need we can reckon practically everywhere on the
    • substance in the soil. Everything in the nature of clay is in
    • However else clay may be described, however, else we may have to
    • all grow dreadfully stupid, for to be clever we need to have
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    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • generally recognised; nevertheless the question, what is the essence
    • Wherever nitrogen is active, men only recognise, as it were, the last
    • nitrogen in the Universe as a whole. We might even say — and
    • Nevertheless, to understand plant-life it is of the first importance
    • whoever would trace the tracks which the Spiritual marks out in the
    • nevertheless it is of great importance; for it is along the paths of
    • shall, however, best approach it by first considering the four other
    • namely diamond, but we have little opportunity to value even that,
    • so, anyone and everyone would have possessed it — for it was
    • to-day in Nature in a broken, crumbled form, as coal or even graphite
    • undergone. How different it appears, however, when we perceive it in
    • Whatever in Nature is formed and shaped be it the form of the plant
    • configuration of the animal body — carbon is everywhere the
    • substantiality. Wherever we find it in full action and inner
    • certain degree it is fastened — even in annual plants —
    • however, it is in the carbon — weaving and wielding, forming
    • carbon as it forms itself and ever again dissolves the form.
    • his ever-mobile carbon-formative process, man lifts himself out of
    • sulphur. This, therefore, is either the ever-changing carbon
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    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • with which they are wont to deal in other sciences. Nevertheless, here
    • was scientifically proven that a human being of average weight (eleven
    • science. And yet, to-day no man of science believes in this proposition.
    • Science has corrected itself in the meantime. To-day as everybody knows,
    • is impressed by those substances and forces which go out eventually
    • again every seven or eight years as the substance of the body is renewed)
    • the skin and the breathing. Whatever the body has to receive and deposit
    • in an even finer state through the sense-organs (even the eyes) —
    • even in the most essential questions. Yet somehow we must come to terms
    • it is simply incapable of understanding certain matters even when they
    • growing what leads eventually to the formation of the tree as a whole.
    • by its special constitution reveals the presence in it of etherically
    • whenever in any given locality you have a general level or niveau,
    • above this normal level of the district will show a special
    • to achieve all that is necessary up to the fruiting process. The plant
    • will more easily achieve what is necessary for the fruiting process,
    • inwardly, nay we might even say it must inwardly stink.
    • Manuring and everything of the kind consists essentially in
    • If you use mineral, purely mineral substances as manure, you will never
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    • still further, in view of our necessary standpoint that whatever is
    • seen, should never depart from anything that is in the sphere of living
    • I even showed how we can imagine the transition from a thrown-up hillock
    • to the rind or even the bark that surrounds the tree, enclosing the
    • and revolutionary spirit, interfering with all that our time has achieved
    • has really been achieved. We must oppose or fight those things alone
    • spheres of life, we must try to supplement genuine modern achievement
    • our farms, we are taking forces away from the earth — nay, even
    • up more quickly) or even to diminish them, or anything of that kind.
    • and even to these minutest of creatures we should apply as little as
    • that such a statement ought never to be made unless we are able to show
    • to set over against it. That is the point in every case! If positive
    • substances — compounds or elements. Here too, however, people
    • No doubt it arises from the experiences which they believe they have
    • potash, chlorine, etc., even iron — all these are essential in
    • hand, lead, arsenic, mercury” — and they even include soda
    • Nevertheless, by prolonged
    • However, we as human beings
    • can utterly prevent the soil's receiving from the world-circumference,
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    • a weed is, described it thus: “Everything that grows at a place
    • proceed from the earth itself, nevertheless they transmit what proceeds
    • when it works through the air through all that lies above the level
    • They were approached from every side to find a remedy against the grape-louse,
    • this as the level of the earth's surface. Here we have all the influences
    • and ray back again, working upward from below. Everything that works
    • plant arises, and a third, and so on. Once more then: everything that
    • the level of the earth — all that which comes from the forces
    • because a continuous stream reforms it, ever anew. I mean, for example,
    • Earth as lunar forces, and so they have done ever since the Moon separated
    • as we have to-day. Even now, after its severance, the Moon works so
    • Whenever
    • However,
    • However,
    • and everything grows confused, for we are strangers to the forces that
    • that which is developed in attracting the Moon-forces.
    • to-day will not believe it; such things were known and mastered once
    • in circumscribed areas, whatever they wanted to have. They knew of these
    • confirmed. If I had a farm, however, I should not wait to see them
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    • Lecture Seven
    • too—by warmth, by the chemical-ether principle that is for ever
    • is different; otherwise we shall never understand the function of fruit
    • where the several roots began or ended. A common root-being would arise
    • speaking, it is even separated from its root — only it is united
    • enshrouded in an astral cloud. Up there, however, round about the free,
    • realm it is easiest of all for one to attain to a certain higher development.
    • plantations — even if only in the blossoming stage — and
    • you must clearly envisage. Now whatever arises in this way will always
    • The fully developed insect, in effect, lives and moves by virtue of
    • way throughout the whole plant-world. In every plant there is a certain
    • tendency to become tree-like. In every plant, the root with its environment
    • is every plant.
    • too, in every plant the same relationship to the insect world emerges,
    • only live upon the earth by virtue of the tree-roots being there. However,
    • it is true, are already somewhat removed from the larval nature) develop
    • the faculty to regulate the ethereal vitality within the soil whenever
    • living — if ever its livingness grows rampant — these subterranean
    • wherever it is needed on the surface of the Earth or in the air. Remove
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    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • are, however, extremely difficult to clothe in general formulae or the
    • in the several measures you have to take.
    • by however many detailed instructions for feeding. But I am convinced
    • the development of true insight on the fundamental question: What is
    • The animal absorbs the food — deposits inside it whatever it can
    • or tradition. After a time, however, the same loosely worded phrase
    • around it. Wherever it enters into definite connection with the astral
    • animal, however, we should rather speak as follows: There is the nerves-and-senses
    • really speak of a two-foldness of the organism — such, however,
    • to the animal for the moment). Whatever matter there is in the head
    • developing its inner forces of movement, so that the cosmic principles
    • chosen and arranged, so as to develop copious forces — forces
    • and muscles, everywhere.
    • we need to be aware: whatever substances are required for the head itself
    • are inherited. The animal you merely place at the manger will not reveal
    • process — all that is going on in there. That which eventually
    • deposited. Whatever is no longer capable of assimilation is deposited
    • encounter a relationship which you will think most paradoxical, even
    • for Ego-development.
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    • everywhere took form, how it could be seen in minerals,
    • plants and animals, etc. Man is a fusion of everything
    • first part is the Revelation or Gospel, when the Message of
    • into a condition of consciousness in which he developed
    • developed into the present form, Horus, and the present man
    • was then clearly aware of the following: “Even as
    • felt he could bear for all time. Every one of us has such a
    • fourth event in the Mysteries. Only one who was transformed
    • Mysteries became an historical event. A true historical
    • event took place in the Sacrificial Death of Christ Jesus.
    • everyone believed that each life was only one of a long
    • personal. Whoever wishes to understand the doctrine of
    • from wine, for one who enjoys wine will never attain an
    • the future; it is not much developed as yet, but it
    • within himself. Every man can only say “I” to
    • nine parts of man. One to seven are the principles which
    • Thus does man unite himself with his sevenfold nature in
    • but he proclaims what has been believed for thousands of
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    • everywhere took form, how it could be seen in minerals,
    • plants and animals, etc. Man is a fusion of everything
    • first part is the Revelation or Gospel, when the Message of
    • into a condition of consciousness in which he developed
    • developed into the present form, Horus, and the present man
    • was then clearly aware of the following: “Even as
    • felt he could bear for all time. Every one of us has such a
    • fourth event in the Mysteries. Only one who was transformed
    • Mysteries became an historical event. A true historical
    • event took place in the Sacrificial Death of Christ Jesus.
    • everyone believed that each life was only one of a long
    • personal. Whoever wishes to understand the doctrine of
    • from wine, for one who enjoys wine will never attain an
    • the future; it is not much developed as yet, but it
    • within himself. Every man can only say “I” to
    • nine parts of man. One to seven are the principles which
    • Thus does man unite himself with his sevenfold nature in
    • but he proclaims what has been believed for thousands of
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    • necessarily perceive through the eyes; but everything is
    • is born, everything which it experienced from death to a
    • develop a consciousness in this direction, it would be able
    • and touch an external object. Every perception of the Ego,
    • everywhere on ourselves. With our body's covering
    • fruit's development to the point where it is just
    • weight. We may therefore say: Seven: We fit ourselves into
    • world. In a preceding stage, we merely developed within us
    • development consisted essentially of this. Then comes our
    • realize quite clearly that everything a human being takes
    • and forces from outside. In reality, everything we eat, is
    • Seven:
    • his inner life develops by offering resistance to the
    • Ten: A breeder of animals. Eleven: He becomes a farmer;
    • Eleven:
    • possibility to develop himself inwardly.
    • see, even in ancient times these
    • carries him over the sea. For in ancient times every ship
    • everything is slightly poisonous, Scorpio.
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    • necessarily perceive through the eyes; but everything is
    • is born, everything which it experienced from death to a
    • develop a consciousness in this direction, it would be able
    • and touch an external object. Every perception of the Ego,
    • everywhere on ourselves. With our body's covering
    • fruit's development to the point where it is just
    • weight. We may therefore say: Seven: We fit ourselves into
    • world. In a preceding stage, we merely developed within us
    • development consisted essentially of this. Then comes our
    • realize quite clearly that everything a human being takes
    • and forces from outside. In reality, everything we eat, is
    • Seven:
    • his inner life develops by offering resistance to the
    • Ten: A breeder of animals. Eleven: He becomes a farmer;
    • Eleven:
    • possibility to develop himself inwardly.
    • see, even in ancient times these
    • carries him over the sea. For in ancient times every ship
    • everything is slightly poisonous, Scorpio.
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    • spiritual beings have seven members of their being. Christ, the
    • standing at different levels of evolution. Additional spiritual
    • The time reversal in the recapitulation of
    • event... June 4, 1908
    • The word “Theosophy” refers in every instance to the
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    • purest result of the developing Anthroposophy. ... Whoever reads
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    • even a certain physical existence on the moon. One who is able to approach
    • or seven year old child. Upon the moon, however, a particular opportunity
    • reverse side of other beings whom we also find in the astral world,
    • beneficent beings who, compared even with the mildest human nature,
    • a certain respect are extraordinarily clever. These beings to be found
    • infinitely inventive: at every moment of life they devise something —
    • even in the beholding — one had the impression of how
    • others who seem to be their reverse side; savage, horrible beings who
    • Whenever human discoveries
    • hand where some sort of activity is developed which has to do with presence
    • elemental beings, as they may be called. Man is really never alone;
    • whatever he does and whatever he undertakes is at the same time an
    • opportunity for the development of a number of beings. Man's deeds, both
    • Everything that man does is like a summons to unknown beings. It is
    • spoil their development. You see then how necessary it is for man to
    • blood is the direct expression of his ego. If however he is not perpetually
    • intestines. Whatever can form nutritious material for man is then passed
    • contain blue-red blood. These even take up the chyle too. The fluid
    • whole body, in a certain respect they even pass through the bone marrow
    • deed, the revelation, the expression, of the astral body is the lymph.
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    • spiritual beings have seven members of their being. Christ, the
    • reveal to us, in broad outline, the inner course of world evolution,
    • the Earth. Everything in the universe is interconnected. To be able
    • development, it separated from the Earth, leaving us, together with
    • present phase of development. For our earth will again unite with the
    • rank, those beings who have always remained in the sun, could never
    • themselves have achieved. Earth-existence was necessary in order that
    • grotesque, even preposterous, to those whose concepts are rooted in
    • modern astronomy. Nevertheless it is a truth of cosmic evolution that
    • gradually achieved union with the sun and even sun-existence is transcended,
    • brought into being. Even at its greatest density this Saturn was not
    • itself these light-masses developed into the present star clusters comprised
    • express it. Speaking in analogy, however, we can say that the forces
    • them. He says: Everything that is contained in the Zodiac is under the
    • sign of “Duration”; everything that is comprised within
    • get an idea of what this means if you remember that not even the farthest
    • even in the existence of a fixed star take place rapidly — in
    • to pay special attention to the following: What has been achieved in
    • belong to these constellations. These seven constellations comprise the
    • seven constellations of ascending, five of descending forces. The ascending
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    • standing at different levels of evolution. Additional spiritual
    • examination of the facts. However, the man who believes that this materialistic
    • is vastly superior to everything put forward by spiritual research.
    • event, but within the whole forming of globes, within this whole crystallizing
    • first development. Then came a time when Saturn went through a state
    • they stand at most diverse heights of development. Among them are beings
    • on the Earth. Even if we consider only this fourfold hierarchy we have
    • of the lofty Sun-Spirits at the beginning of the Earth's development.
    • behind. They could not develop to the full height which the Fire-Spirits
    • physical event: we must under-stand it as the deed of the Fire-Spirits
    • of their nature they can endure that immense velocity of development.
    • man's whole development. Men would not have undergone such a rapid development
    • of development useful to man, the moon with its forces and its subordinate
    • to that reached today on earth by a seven-year-old child. As they only
    • go through an existence such as a human existence up to the age of seven,
    • when only the physical body is developed, they need a dwelling-place
    • part in further development, who were still so young in their whole
    • it were beings who in their development stood precisely at the stage
    • a separate cosmic body, everything else that belongs to our present
    • for a certain stage of development. That was the planet Jupiter, the
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    • so wisely guided that even this evil, this destruction and hindrance
    • will be reversed and changed into the good. Today however we want to
    • present formation. Everything on that Saturn cosmic body was, however,
    • the modern sense, nor was there water in the modern sense, not even
    • can nevertheless maintain his warmth at a certain temperature, and you
    • know that when disturbances such as fever etc. enter this warmth, the
    • this substance. If you could eliminate today everything except the warmth
    • the human being. That, however, could not be done, since one cannot
    • juices, tissues, solid parts, even the air that you take in as oxygen.
    • higher level than man in his first rudiments.
    • up again as misty vapors. We must not however imagine this as having
    • was the first rudiments of the human physical body. Man was thus, even
    • mankind, who guided man's further development from the Mystery centres,
    • such knowledge how extraordinary seem those people who believe that
    • One must however describe it as a childish fantasy when it is emphasized
    • they now have the astral body and their higher development means that
    • member which are beyond what man can attain in his completed seven-membered
    • development. What do the Spirits of Form present as an “outside”?
    • everywhere, all around him, passions, and you must not at all imagine
    • of the Moon was as if one met with beings who revealed their whole character
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    • spoke in broad outline of the development of the human being in connection
    • into the primeval past, then a no less rich manifoldness of events is
    • arise from the fact that even to spiritual vision a matter can be seen
    • today is to be clearly conscious that at every later stage of evolution
    • as fresh plants develop from seeds, had passed through the three earlier
    • everything then was Saturn man. Now in the newly-arisen Earth,
    • of evolution: Wherever the warmth-matter densifies to air, then at the
    • at the same time in the development of man. What was formerly merely
    • for making use of the surrounding air. This was further developed later
    • of air. This, however, is connected with something else, the effect
    • it is more a case of lines of force which have developed to densification.
    • shining consciousness, however, was at that time infinitely more significant,
    • however, sound arose — sound as such — side by side with
    • which streamed into the earth from the universe in every possible harmony.
    • now surrounded and entered into the fine structures, penetrating everything.
    • had to be born from a living creature. Organisms have never formed themselves
    • The last developed portion of the human creature at that time were the
    • it is today; that only developed much later, but the rudiments of the
    • under the influence of densification — for everything was involved
    • it were formed the first rudiments of man. But even this living warmth
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    • develops, he could feel urged to make the following remarks.
    • sense-organs; then on the Sun a glandular system developed: on the Moon
    • a nerve-system, and finally a blood-system. Yet last time just the reverse
    • reverse of what one might expect if a really literal repetition took
    • to the actual facts one must speak of a reversed recapitulation. What
    • such a reversal, which makes the recapitulation all the more complicated.
    • We must not, however,
    • content ourselves with the idea that we have to do with a mere reversal.
    • incorporated, advanced in their development. This advance occurred in
    • the following way: Whereas the nervous system developed as a kind of
    • itself changed to a kind of nerve-system; and when that was achieved
    • may not rest content with the idea of the reversed recapitulation. For
    • the “reversal” is again only partial: the blood-system is
    • with patience and perseverance to familiarize oneself with this complicated
    • course of evolution. However, this is merely a kind of introduction
    • Even if we go back not at all far in the regions where we ourselves
    • are living, yes, even if we go back to the first Christian centuries,
    • for instance, that certain forms of family revenge, tribal revenge,
    • we are amazed how every bone, how heart and brain, how every plant leaf,
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    • series of our present course of lectures. In another respect, however,
    • that he has developed to his present heights through different planetary
    • “Revelations” or Powers, Exusiai; the so-called Mights or
    • its contents these four kingdoms perceptible to the outer senses. Everything
    • So that wherever the physical kingdom is here, the Angels perceive a
    • Men are growing in their present development into the Jupiter consciousness,
    • and there exists an intimate connection between what gradually develops
    • consists in the full development of the spirit-self. The Angels have
    • developed it already, they had developed it when Earth-existence began,
    • vary very much in this: one is accustomed to sleep after every twelve
    • every situation of life the world requires man to share in working on
    • works in fact with every human individual, guiding him in his task of
    • developing the spirit-self in the astral body. In a part of Christian
    • people. They revered as the highest God, Yahve or Jehovah. But for them
    • Yahve belonged to the rank of the Revelations. He was a sublime Being
    • whom they acknowledged as their God. They said, however: He who directs
    • this very clearly, said: When we consider plant development, then the
    • is, however, still another task.
    • strives upwards to an ever higher consciousness, and that even now in
    • the course of earthly evolution he is ascending to an ever higher consciousness.
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    • now that our Group had developed to this point. This expression
    • ‘advanced theosophists,’ however, was not meant to imply
    • of a theosophical Group has a definite effect on the soul, even though
    • and his evolution, however, we have been giving most attention to other
    • in the whole development of our life and nature. We have come to know
    • In the future phases of our planet man will bring it to a higher development.
    • just spoken we may say that they differ from man by not having developed
    • al-ready developed the higher members of the spirit not yet possessed
    • spirit and soul. For the occult observer, however, still other beings
    • exist in the world, and although in the modern phase of human development
    • they are largely concealed they nevertheless play a part in evolution.
    • They have body and soul. We know, however, that the animals are connected
    • for physical perception, but they exist nevertheless. The animal belongs
    • denied in our enlightened age, for man in his present phase of development
    • is not perceptible does not mean, however, that it is not active in
    • in fact, they have been given many different names. The name, however,
    • own bodily nature they become larger. Even when they reach their greatest
    • The enlightened man knows nothing of them. People, however, who have
    • everyone once possessed and which had to be lost with the acquisition
    • differ essentially from man in as much as one could never reasonably
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    • severed parts of group souls. We need only remember what was said at the
    • to speak, the severing of the members which then extend into the physical
    • We have said, however,
    • of severing, which are no longer in a position to send back to the astral
    • entity. There are in fact certain animal forms which cannot send everything
    • troubled to develop the organs of cognition which would enable him to
    • application, however; they are to be found only at spots where the contact
    • blossom spreads out a sort of tiny etheric aura. Every time that the
    • beings of which we have spoken? Wherever the opportunity is given for
    • who, we may say, have severed their connection with other worlds to
    • to the super-sensible, the superbodily. The course of events, however,
    • Then, however, the time
    • group souls, and such knowledge will play a great role even in the purely
    • as he does today. He saw everything with vague outlines just as you
    • do when you go along the streets on a foggy evening and see the lamps
    • time saw everything.
    • We must be clear, however,
    • has particularly developed this lays very special value on continually
    • the “I am” of the individual ego. Whoever reads St. John's
    • whatever documents are accidentally available are thrown together and
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    • event... June 4, 1908.
    • is a communion as between bee and blossom, how everywhere in such spots
    • forces are developed which draw various beings, whom we have called
    • is no longer there. That is quite out of the question. Never can a nervous
    • system live unless astral beings are active in it, and never can a blood
    • as your ego now descend into your organism. Every night the human organism
    • man to leave his bodies every night. I have already said that the astral
    • of other, higher beings. So the human being is taken every night into
    • only when viewed in the light of spiritual science that events in the
    • a lie — even, in a certain way, if he only thinks it. Something
    • and untruthfulness, untruth even in the affairs of life, has a definite
    • spiritual events of our life are continued, how lies, calumnies, bad
    • rising to the devachanic world, in as much as he approaches ever nearer
    • to overwhelm others, in every act that does not allow the free soul
    • to confront the free soul, but employs, even in the slightest degree,
    • it he can use it for the further development of the whole cosmos. What
    • Ours will be followed by a sixth and a seventh epoch. Whereas in the
    • of the artistic, the beautiful, the religious — and everything
    • science must never remain a conversational subject for tea-parties or
    • one day understood, then men will understand that everything our age
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    • the time. We must not suppose, however, that a relation is established
    • an even less dense bodily nature.
    • all the time relationship with the higher worlds, however improbable
    • astral body as their lowest member need, however, something different
    • which alternate for everyone within twenty-four hours. In the first
    • bound together and active in him all the time. Thus whatever goes on
    • impressions which he receives from morning to evening — only think
    • even during the night.
    • Now if man were never
    • to sleep, that is, were never to draw fresh strengthening forces out
    • of the spiritual world, then everything living in his physical body
    • Since, however, a strong inner nature submerges every morning into the
    • empty space but interwoven by forces in every direction. There was a
    • less so in more recent ones. However greatly one may esteem Bocklin,
    • the figure which hovers above his “Pieta” produces in everyone
    • architectural thought, crystallized space. And however strange it may
    • And in every kind of architecture we have thoughts that are only to
    • or mind soul takes flight into the astral world every night, something
    • Now when this intellectual or mind soul dips every night into the harmonies
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    • Jesus and Mary before the Baptism, Jesus discovering the reverse Lord's
    • that I may speak about this Fifth Gospel, however, an
    • lowest school levels, in the most primitive instruction,
    • considerations – even in the most elementary
    • contemporary learning are involved. Nevertheless, as I have
    • centuries as the Christ-Impulse. One could even come to the
    • that aside though, and look at spiritual development during
    • scholarship, even all the Anthroposophy which we can muster
    • development at a certain point in time, as we have just
    • developed spiritual life, which in the subsequent centuries
    • absorbed Greek culture. Even including a certain unusual
    • impulse who entered into the arena of highly developed
    • their personal inwardness, which they had developed as
    • Celsus, Christianity's enemy, and even the
    • Aurelius, who used every contrary argument imaginable.
    • its underlying spirit. Nevertheless those people had the
    • ask ourselves, however, about Tertullian's ideas,
    • little intellectuality or high culture. Even
    • much. Nevertheless, such as Tertullian were effective,
    • Church Fathers work, even
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    • event. In the first lecture I indicated that our
    • investigation can at least begin with this event. For this
    • event presents itself to clairvoyance as a kind of
    • extraordinary events, and we will have to recall –
    • dream-filled sleep, in which one carries out the everyday
    • dream from which they awoke with the Pentecost event. And
    • the previous days, as though lost in dreams. Now, however,
    • they were as transformed: like people who had achieved a
    • everyone present could understand them. One felt also that
    • waking in the morning remembers the last events before
    • everything that happened, that Peter had slept through
    • dream. Above all he learned to see the event, about which
    • understanding of that event the fecundation by
    • what is revealed when looking into the consciousness of
    • things with a holy awe. One could even say that he is
    • revealed to the soul's vision. However, it seems to
    • Nevertheless, I feel myself obliged to express in words as
    • and animals differently, every butterfly looks different.
    • pointed out that during Greek times humanity had developed
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    • consciousness. Nevertheless, when clairvoyant consciousness
    • the apostles were then able to say, by which they even
    • impulse for what we call Christian development, that which
    • saying infinitely much when this secret is revealed here
    • with the words: Since the Pentecost event the Christ-being
    • souls. Why did the events of Palestine take place? In order
    • event in Palestine was unique is something which I have
    • to clearly understand the Pentecost event in the sense of
    • developed in spiritual science. It has been brought to your
    • were seven stages of initiation. The person who was to be
    • he became a “Sun-Hero”, in the seventh a
    • nations arise and disappear, how they develop. Nations are
    • accomplished for the earth must, however, be retained in
    • over the achievements of a nation into the work of humanity
    • incredible, perhaps even foolish. But the Pauline words are
    • during his initiation. That could only be achieved when he
    • therefore say that what was achieved by a few through the
    • initiation procedure in ancient times was achieved as a
    • natural event by Christ's apostles during Pentecost.
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    • remember at the end it states that in no way is everything
    • all the events there wouldn't be enough books in the
    • the powerful answers he gave. We know, however, that these
    • one who could reach a high level of scholarship. They had
    • great hopes for him and hung on his words. Nevertheless, he
    • became ever more silent – so much so that they became
    • ill-disposed to him. He, however, was engaged in an inner
    • boy listened attentively to everything the many
    • speak, however, which many believed to be an inspiration
    • voice which some believed to hear as coming from the spirit
    • nevertheless something similar. Some in Jesus'
    • made manifest. But this was not believed in the opposing
    • “However much Rabbi Elieser has carob trees
    • transplant themselves from one place to another, however
    • sixteen, seventeen years old. For the Bath Kol revealed to
    • him – and he believed it to be true – that in
    • terrible for his soul – he believed that Bath Kol
    • revealed to him the following: I no longer reach to the
    • heights where the spirit can reveal to me the truth about
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    • studies that everything having to do with human evolution
    • is interconnected, and that an event of such importance
    • evolution. We recognize just what the event of Golgotha
    • of Nazareth's soul after all the important events
    • many of the impressions which had developed in his
    • had become wiser over time as a result of the events
    • whenever he had a minute to himself he thought back to how
    • different everything was before that change during my
    • activities and achievements of common humanity. He then
    • wisdom, culture and moral achievements. He often thought
    • the divine primeval ground of being and everything seemed
    • year. At first he never spoke to her about the inner
    • would be of use to them. But even if Elias were to come
    • to hear Elias's wisdom, or the older prophets, even
    • the wind. Everything I thought to have received is
    • nevertheless, a profound and important teacher – the
    • even during Herod's rule, when it was hard to gain
    • was a patient man who was open to everyone. Two people bet
    • known that Hillel was never angry. One of them said: I will
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    • Revelation-Criticism, interpretation, etc. 2. Anthroposophy. I.
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • Christianity to cosmic proportions again. It reveals in images —
    • which we live. These pictures reflect the mighty spiritual events
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    • LECTURE SEVENKristiania, May 16,
    • LECTURE ELEVENKristiania, May 20,
  • Title: Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Foreword
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • pictures appears today in a distorted form, it nevertheless indicates
    • a future condition in which humanity will have developed the
    • for example, or a feeling or even a will impulse.
    • “the disciple whom the Lord loved,” received the Revelation on
    • depicted the content of these Revelation pictures in many forms, such as
    • in the seventy-four miniatures of the Trier Apocalypse from the ninth
    • Revelation of St. John. The lectures on this theme from 1907, contained
    • human beings at the end of the twentieth century as a timely revealer
    • spiritual development is to progress in an upward direction. We can be
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • whom these visions were entrusted at age ninety-seven, had been preparing
    • the next sixty years eventually led him to imprisonment on the island
    • It reveals in images,
    • things must be satisfied with faith. However, faith alone cannot make
    • This description of future events provides the basis for Steiner's
    • They are stylistically uneven, with frequent omissions and gaps in the
    • epoch from the point of view of the development of manas, the transformed
    • inquire even more closely with his clairvoyant consciousness.
    • Eventually Steiner pointed
    • to the year 1933 for the appearance of Christ in the etheric, an event
    • to grasp the etheric event of Christ's reappearance, it is necessary
    • all against all, is to take place at the end of the seventh post-Atlantean
    • He did say, however, that
    • with the incarnation of Ahriman, an event projected to take place in
    • the nature and timing of these events, as well as a clear distinction
    • this way. The seven post-Atlantean cultural epochs, for example, are
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • — they were partial revelations
    • Gospel, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”
    • (Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believeJohn 20:29)
    • could see super-sensible truth in the revelations, rites, and dramatic
    • presentations of the mysteries. Now, however, one can believe in the
    • first revealed to their pupils some visions from the past and the future.
    • etheric body was far more developed than their physical body. Their
    • when our reason, our practical commonsense is developed and our intellect
    • the course of this hard work, this astonishing achievement that has
    • However, we must now be concerned with again achieving knowledge of
    • develop itself on the field of the sense world through minute, mathematical
    • then the former is declared to be false. This is, however, not true.
    • epoch will bring genius, clairvoyance, the creative spirit, to development.
    • separated. The faithful reverence of the person of Christ, the god of
    • transformation can only occur through great, physical upheavals. Everything
    • existence the possibility of a seventh epoch which itself will form
    • conditions of life from our own. This seventh epoch will end with a
    • seven great epochs. We see the laws of evolution slowly unfolding. Human
    • similarly be revealed externally and become the environment in which
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • — they were partial revelations
    • Gospel, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”
    • (Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believeJohn 20:29)
    • could see super-sensible truth in the revelations, rites, and dramatic
    • presentations of the mysteries. Now, however, one can believe in the
    • first revealed to their pupils some visions from the past and the future.
    • etheric body was far more developed than their physical body. Their
    • when our reason, our practical commonsense is developed and our intellect
    • the course of this hard work, this astonishing achievement that has
    • However, we must now be concerned with again achieving knowledge of
    • develop itself on the field of the sense world through minute, mathematical
    • then the former is declared to be false. This is, however, not true.
    • epoch will bring genius, clairvoyance, the creative spirit, to development.
    • separated. The faithful reverence of the person of Christ, the god of
    • transformation can only occur through great, physical upheavals. Everything
    • existence the possibility of a seventh epoch which itself will form
    • conditions of life from our own. This seventh epoch will end with a
    • seven great epochs. We see the laws of evolution slowly unfolding. Human
    • similarly be revealed externally and become the environment in which
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    • REVELATIONS OF
    • concerned with seven communities, represented symbolically by seven
    • lamp stands and seven stars. The stars are the communities' geniuses
    • written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals.”
    • With the seventh the revelation becomes audible: the seven trumpets
    • sound forth. Mysterious pictures are then revealed; for example, a being
    • I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with
    • evil. It is the beast with seven heads and ten horns.
    • the ancient commentators were seen as children still able to believe
    • everything described therein had already taken place when John wrote
    • one read in numbers? Every letter also signifies a number; the esotericists
    • the Sun” since ancient times. Every star has its good spirit —
    • seven seals. “And between the throne and the four living creatures
    • with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of
    • The seven corners of the sign are called “horns.” But what
    • signs of the seven planets are written next to the seven eyes. The seven
    • eyes signify nothing other than the seven planets, while the names of
    • planets come from the spirits of the seven planets found around the
    • all seven. Christ is the alpha and the omega; the seven planets are
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • for example, behind the lamb as the beast with seven eyes and seven
    • believe.”
    • (Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believeJohn 20:29)
    • never placed on the content of this teaching. One can also find this
    • only a few specially chosen people were initiated. After severe testing
    • room filled with people; only when they begin to speak do they reveal
    • fully transformed into new human beings. Everyone who returned in this
    • containing prescriptions for all the steps. Everywhere, whether in the
    • characteristics appear wherever the lives of the great apostles of
    • heroes. Why is this? Superficial researchers have believed that one
    • borrowed from the other. But that is not true. Nevertheless, all of
    • were similar everywhere, one heard a spiritual description of the life
    • first time, something was experienced as an external physical event
    • Everything that Christ Jesus experienced physically, on the physical
    • each presented from a different perspective. Since, however, initiation is
    • described everywhere in the same way, the Gospels are in agreement on
    • for receiving Christ will be developed. The time until Christ Jesus again
    • bodies ever more perfect, bodies having a perfection that we today with our
    • thinking cannot even imagine. We cannot now imagine the perfection of
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • of Theosophy be if they did not enter into every fiber of our hearts and
    • soul freed itself from her physical body. Even now she is working as
    • a place in our souls for reverence, love, and devotion, thus creating
    • Everything, even the religious life, was permeated by materialism. Anyone
    • sentence.] To him we direct our grateful, revering, and love-filled
    • take hold of life know, if they strive to evermore penetrate these works,
    • forces at the disposal of spiritual powers who wish to reveal themselves,
    • may sound opposed to her, nevertheless we know that we are acting according
    • of the ram and the number 666, the beast with the seven heads and so
    • of the fifth root race and are living toward the sixth and seventh subrace,
    • signifies that a portion of humanity will have revealed to it the mystery
    • that is still today closed to humankind. The book with the seven seals
    • task: the development of egotism. This egotism will, at the same time,
    • and deeper; when it arrives at the bottom everyone will rage against
    • everyone else. A small part of humankind will escape this, just as a
    • is up to every individual to find a connection to the spiritual life
    • First, seven letters
    • to seven communities are placed before us. If human beings are to find
    • on to, something that enables them to ennoble the seven sheaths of their
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • by a candidate for initiation in order to develop the highest vision
    • physical plane. This is described to us in a certain way in the seven
    • letters to the seven communities. Then the enlightenment achieved through
    • knowledge of the physical plane is put into signs in the seven seals.
    • of the lamb receiving from his hand the book with the seven seals. As
    • time, always a prophetic book. One who experiences the events of the
    • events of the future — a profound mystery of the future is present
    • eye is opened. Think of everything that you experience on the astral
    • means, at the same time, penetrating the secrets of future events. Hence,
    • to us the state of development of the soul. The soul is in a different
    • soul and racial development can be seen if we look into the past. Souls
    • present state to a higher one. Souls that proceed with their development,
    • who rise above themselves, will have, through their work, achieved
    • that has lived for a long time and found various explanations. However,
    • are shown how souls climb ever higher. But we are also shown how races
    • present day evolution is described in the seven letters. We think of
    • the letters as directed to the seven communities of our earth.
    • into seven zones geographically, a letter is directed to each. The first
    • parts of the human constitution: one folk especially develops the physical
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • explained in the most various ways during every age of Christianity.
    • survey the centuries of Christian development, we see, even in the earlier
    • Apocalypse certain events in the evolution of the earth and humanity,
    • even the establishment of a heavenly kingdom in the physical sense in
    • this world. When the subsequent ages neither fulfilled nor revealed
    • any of this, people in the various regions of the Occident believed
    • anything about the future; he was describing events that lie in the
    • it was not hard to prove that such events did occur in those regions
    • nevertheless, it is wholly prejudiced by subjective understanding.
    • to be objective, but they can only be subjective. We, however, want to
    • age. It is much greater than our explanations and will find even higher,
    • even loftier explanations.
    • when the writer tells us that he is describing the revelation of Jesus
    • the disciples who experienced the events in Palestine with Jesus. Neither
    • did he experience the tragic ending of those events: the crucifixion
    • what had happened in Palestine; nevertheless, he simply could not imagine
    • Christ points to this when he says, “But if you do not believe
    • his [Moses'] writings, how will you believe my words?”
    • (But if ye believeJohn 5:47)
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    • oracles of which there were seven. Students who had become sufficiently
    • However, through clairvoyant development, the Atlantean initiate also
    • achieved a vision and experience of higher spiritual beings that work
    • beyond the earth, even up to the region of the stars.
    • Saturn, and Moon oracles. However, the greatest and loftiest was the
    • a sunrise over the great post-Atlantean culture, they developed the
    • economy that what has once been achieved for humankind is not lost.
    • If we were to survey the various oracles we would find everywhere what
    • is achieved through occult training; the etheric body is transformed
    • the world ether. However, with the highest initiate something different
    • the etheric bodies of the seven great Atlantean initiates as spiritual
    • seven of the very best individuals so that they grew up endowed with
    • on the health and spiritual discipline of the people so that he developed,
    • These seven individuals
    • the true primal home of humanity and who characterized everything external
    • as maya or illusion. That was the chorus of the seven holy Rishis. What
    • Persian culture. In place of the seven Indian teachers came the first
    • of human development in wisdom.
    • to a higher stage of development. With another student he developed
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    • the seven letters in the first chapters of the Apocalypse as messages
    • for the seven representatives of the seven cultural epochs of the
    • seven post-Atlantean epochs reveals itself to the initiate in seven seals
    • as the seven epochs like those of our post-Atlantean age.
    • We must realize that the soul development of humankind
    • rather united with one another into group souls. But even in historical
    • groups. In the first stages of Atlantean development the members of
    • from the watery element surrounding it. However, the bones and nervous
    • then we can consider first those who had developed and condensed their
    • The people whose etheric body was developed the most, the aggressive
    • people who could be called the eagles, who had already developed a strong
    • were characterized by whatever aspect had been most formed in them on
    • the earth below. The bull people at that time had developed their digestive
    • usefulness in the ascent of the entire human race. However, the great war
    • of the air and water. However, from the middle of the Atlantean age
    • time means that powers of black magic are at work. Magic must never
    • of seed forces is not permitted today even to serve white magic. On
    • used. But everywhere that the growth forces of animals are misused,
    • of the earth that have developed this egotism to the greatest extent.
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    • IN THE SEVEN LETTERS TO THE CHURCHES
    • Apocalypse we find a portrayal of the great main epoch of the seven
    • the event that is called the war of all against all.
    • these cultural epochs is presented with the seven stars in his hand.
    • we find there the chorus of seven holy Rishis, who point to Vishva Karman.
    • of the seven stars in his hand. Above all the writer of the Apocalypse
    • becoming entangled in matter, that they will develop into the future.
    • teaching. Indications are given everywhere in these writings that people
    • should not develop a love for dreamy wandering, that they should get
    • Mephistopheles. This is he who called to Faust, who believed in the spirit
    • their lives in physical, sensible bodies. Every life on earth is followed
    • History is everywhere,
    • all wisdom. The writer of the Apocalypse, however, must place everything
    • human beings is everywhere signified by the “sword.”
    • Everywhere we find the
    • Let us now consider the full character of this age. Yahweh reveals himself
    • can never be spoken to a human being from outside. It is the intimate
    • Through the fact that Christ revealed himself in a physical body on
    • here hands are in motion and what is achieved here is taken through
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    • in the seventh or eighth century before Christ and lasted until the
    • the life between birth and death and developed a love for the material
    • to experience a darkening if the event of Golgotha had not occurred,
    • if the light coming forth from this event had not had its effect. After
    • it meant to know with human consciousness that the I lives. Nevertheless,
    • Christ principle, the revelation of Golgotha would not have come. Then,
    • gossip about the event of Golgotha. But in terms of scientific, logical
    • thinking these people all stood at the highest level.
    • He became acquainted with a teaching that took into account everything
    • that Zarathustra taught. However, his soul was not inclined to take
    • everywhere behind the physical world. The science that had penetrated
    • all the way to the stars deteriorated; and even if this science had
    • regard to everything directly relating to the sensible-sensual world.
    • Arabism. It comes from Spain. However, it cannot rise above a pantheism
    • the dawning of a new science that is, however, wholly chained to the
    • sense world, that is unable to go even a step beyond the sense world.
    • the veil of the senses spread over the spiritual. He could believe in
    • had entirely split apart at that time. All believers who stood on medieval
    • only on the external, physical level. The evolution of humankind takes
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    • include in our solar system everything up to Saturn; and just as physical
    • sun came forth at that time from within the earth. Everything came from
    • forces of the sun, would have entered into a rate of development that
    • Indian epoch. During the Polarian age everything was inward, was within
    • soul even though his physical body was not as dense as bodies are today.
    • bodily nature. They were similar to human beings but more highly developed.
    • physical bodily nature in order to develop our I consciousness.
    • beings is reflected in the world of ancient Greek gods and in every
    • by many even into the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • ECTURE SEVEN
    • Ancient Revelation and Learning How to Ask Modern Questions,
    • the great Atlantean initiates were preserved for the seven holy Rishis;
    • an understanding for Christianity can be developed, then what was the
    • developed individuality that he could leave the physical world in the
    • as the dove appeared over his head. The three highly developed bodies,
    • after the Christ event we see how Christian writers were still working
    • the sixth and seventh centuries onward, great proclaimers of Christianity
    • from the Christ event to succeeding times.
    • In the eleventh and twelfth
    • the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries such people became
    • left the three sheaths at the baptism in the Jordan. Nevertheless, an
    • a pupil's typical path of development in our fifth post-Atlantean age.
    • the I must carry the question in itself. Every soul today that passively
    • does not rely on any handed-down wisdom even if it gratefully accepts the
    • these or those have believed this or that, but because it was researched.
    • Paul were given in the revelation of Yahweh-Christ. Therefore, we read in
    • concerning evolution is imparted; it should not be believed but rather
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    • body having influence over the physical body. However, what has the most
    • never free of water, there were never any rainbows. Only after the
    • (is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: \
    • 9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. \
    • 9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. \
    • physical form. However, there were beings that became solid, hardened
    • of animals developed a particular instinct, and is “congealed”
    • to develop a physical form appropriate for the spirit.
    • he was covered with hair; he was still retarded in his development and
    • Jacob had already come further in the development of his power of judgment,
    • us like a life account, with a balance of everything we have prepared
    • being. What is taken in today will be sealed into souls. After the seventh
    • of the Apocalypse sees in the seven seals that will gradually be broken.
    • The book with the seven seals is not intended to be like our books or
    • like ancient scrolls. What is intended is a succession of events. The
    • of what is intended with the seven seals.
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • being externally. Just as seven successive cultural epochs can be listed
    • in our time, so too, the seven ages of human evolution that will follow
    • who can see into the future. He sees these seven ages in the seven seals.
    • But he distinguishes clearly the first four ages. Every time a seal
    • a clairvoyant vision of seven future ages. They are astral pictures
    • Everything we have
    • first. Back then everything in the physical world appeared to the human
    • to achieve victory over everything in the sensible world. The fruit
    • weighed. In this way, what will appear as the fruit of our seven cultures
    • them. Only through the event of Golgotha did light again penetrate into
    • will achieve, through spiritual development, ever higher stages of
    • way human beings unleash the forces of nature, but their achievements
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    • planetary incarnations, humanity must also ascend through its development.
    • What confronts us today as nature is the achievement of the gods. In
    • the invisible. However, in contrast to the sealed human beings there will
    • matter below. He sees this very clearly the moment the seventh seal
    • is broken to reveal a vision of the future.
    • of seven ages. Here the writer of the Apocalypse sees devachan and hears
    • seventh trumpet sounds forth a kind of blessed state will come upon
    • 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. \
    • 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. \
    • the earth from the event of Golgotha onward. After working on the earth
    • It is the power of Christ that has descended from the sun and retrieved
    • But he has an adversary — every such being has an adversary. Christ
    • describing everything in signs and then adds: Wisdom is necessary in
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • ECTURE ELEVEN
    • in this spiritual earth. First, everything must pass over into an astral
    • the higher beings, after the age of the seven trumpet calls, will enter
    • through their human state on every incarnation of the earth: the angels
    • also beings who did not complete their development. Such beings existed,
    • They have entangled the human being ever deeper in matter; they became
    • However, those who remain behind from now on, after the middle of the
    • even precisely described in the Bible where it is said: “... then
    • beings worked into the astral body of the human being. However, it was
    • behind: such human beings who could not prevent themselves from dropping
    • 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. \
    • they develop spiritual abilities. In full consciousness they have turned
    • human beings were to remain united with the sun forever, then the other
    • never he saved. So, these spiritualized people come forth once more
    • and Vulcan. In this way the earth goes through seven states during its
    • will appear again — with the seven intervals between them —
    • many beings still have the possibility of being saved, even the black
    • everything appears so desolate and the worst vices will reign there in
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    • WE CANNOT DISCUSS EVERYTHING
    • Every age between the
    • unique task for our development. In a new incarnation a human being
    • never has the same task as in the last one. From incarnation to incarnation
    • exists to make human beings fit particularly to develop the human I.
    • on the I came through the event of Golgotha. All the preceding epochs
    • Because of this, human beings gradually came to develop their I, their
    • being fit to be a proper bearer of the I. Even at the end of Atlantean
    • brain. Still, even when the etheric head had fully entered the physical
    • gradually develop in them.
    • body, and the I. However, if we wish to investigate post-Atlantean
    • is the consciousness soul. And only when human beings have developed the
    • by the seven seals something like a shower of meteorites will occur,
    • them within. When, in the age of the sixth seal, everything that the human
    • achieved the ability to create an external imprint of their inner life
    • on their development they will be able, in the fourth, fifth, and sixth
    • of the sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed, out of every
    • the community of Philadelphia for mature brotherhood when every soul
    • beings will be able to develop their consciousness soul precisely through
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    • out how these impulses and forces developed at the dawn of modern spiritual
    • recognize the importance and significance of this event in history. I refer
    • to the whole destiny and development of the Order of the Knights
    • worked on in broad streams which flow even into the feelings and perceptions
    • It was, so to speak, an important accompanying phenomenon to that great event
    • already said, we will not consider now the more external side of the event,
    • Jesus. Every moment of their life was to be filled with the perpetual
    • “Not I, but Christ in me!” And in bloody and severe combats, in
    • what lived in the souls of these men, who might never waver in their duty,
    • who, even if a three times stronger power confronted them on the physical
    • plane, might never flee, but must calmly await death, the death that they
    • something of real significance develops out of such a life. I say advisedly
    • else, something that has still greater effect is developed when this inner
    • into the service of the course of events. And it was intended that what lived
    • deeply mystical life developed in this way among those who belonged to this
    • souls of the Templars had however at the same time achieved something else.
    • historical event. Christian initiation may be attained in the manner
    • outwardly visible events, if into these streams had been allowed to flow what
    • developed must therefore be torn away from the normally progressive
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    • out how these impulses and forces developed at the dawn of modern spiritual
    • recognize the importance and significance of this event in history. I refer
    • to the whole destiny and development of the Order of the Knights
    • worked on in broad streams which flow even into the feelings and perceptions
    • It was, so to speak, an important accompanying phenomenon to that great event
    • already said, we will not consider now the more external side of the event,
    • Jesus. Every moment of their life was to be filled with the perpetual
    • “Not I, but Christ in me!” And in bloody and severe combats, in
    • what lived in the souls of these men, who might never waver in their duty,
    • who, even if a three times stronger power confronted them on the physical
    • plane, might never flee, but must calmly await death, the death that they
    • something of real significance develops out of such a life. I say advisedly
    • else, something that has still greater effect is developed when this inner
    • into the service of the course of events. And it was intended that what lived
    • deeply mystical life developed in this way among those who belonged to this
    • souls of the Templars had however at the same time achieved something else.
    • historical event. Christian initiation may be attained in the manner
    • outwardly visible events, if into these streams had been allowed to flow what
    • developed must therefore be torn away from the normally progressive
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    • reverence in the presence of the essential nature and Being of
    • maintain this reverence? In no other way, than by first disregarding
    • what he appears to be in everyday life, whether it be oneself or
    • his own sake; he is here as revelation of the Divine Spirit, of the
    • whole World. He is a revelation of the Godhead of the World! And,
    • become ever more and more perfect, in the spiritual-scientific sense
    • duty to fashion ever more and more perfectly this representation,
    • this revelation, of the World Spirit through Man, so that he may find
    • namely, to be a revelation of the World Spirit; and we represent more
    • and more, not a revelation of the World Spirit, but a caricature, a
    • distorted image of it. It is our duty to strive to become ever
    • know,” only then can we sense aright that feeling of reverence
    • upon the essential quality of man's being, this reverence
    • very highest degree of reverence in the presence of the nature of
    • the feeling of reverence before man's nature, must remain with
    • closed eyes (however open they may be for this or that spiritual
    • reverence is lacking, they lack also the capacity to see into the
    • it may be called, in any unreal way, it will be necessary in several
    • lectures, even more than some others I have delivered, forms a
    • the fact that even the outer shape of man, as it meets us in the
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    • ever more exactly the exterior organism of man, in order that we may
    • human organism in all reverence, as a revelation of the spiritual
    • ever more and more from the outer to the inner.
    • described give us a kind of image, signify in a way a revelation, on
    • be found outside the region we had in mind yesterday. Even the most
    • point of the whole human organism... And here even a superficial
    • the apparatus of nutrition as we may call it in everyday speech, are
    • everyone knows as the stomach. And a superficial observation teaches
    • similar vessels which bring it back, however, in a transformed
    • obviously be for everyone the central system of the entire human
    • used in the organism. Notice, that everything which I intend to draw
    • this blood is first distributed to every separate organ of the whole
    • basis for everything that will enable us to ascend to occult heights,
    • as a matter of fact, to a conclusion which even the external,
    • over into the blood. Much less, however, does external science tell
    • describe as the cause of everything that takes place in these upper
    • Even in this
    • like a sieve through which the blood passes in order that it may
    • sketchy way. We then see that our nerve-system everywhere enters in
    • everywhere presses upon our nerve-system. Moreover, we must here
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    • way of the nerve-system, even though in normal life this occurs by
    • world which, nevertheless, actually inscribes itself upon the tablet
    • underlying everything that surrounds us externally in the world of
    • the spiritual world lying behind this veil. The moment, however, that
    • and consequently develop only an inner life. Moreover, these organs
    • their own particular natures through whatever effect these may have
    • have to represent everything which comes from outside as now directed
    • upon one side of the tablet, whereas everything coming from the
    • of these organs, just as everything which surrounds us in the world
    • the blood, can there be any possibility whatever that anything will
    • nerve-system. It is always interesting, even if it should not serve
    • reverse is true in the case of the nerve-system of the brain and
    • our own inner body. Since however this inner body of ours, like
    • everything physical, is built up out of the spirit, we therefore take
    • which we began our studies is expressed in even greater exactness. We
    • we have spoken. There is one difference, however, in connection with
    • their own ego and to look away from everything which the outside
    • nerve, but on the contrary thrust it more than ever against the
    • than ever against the sympathetic nerve-system whereas, when the wish
    • in other words, that everything contained in his passionate blood is
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    • difficulties present themselves even to those who approach the
    • objection gradually disappears of itself. I shall, however, to-day
    • everything discussed yesterday. If we really wish to ascend to the
    • our external senses, and also everything we see in this organism as
    • movement is merely the physical expression of gravitation, even so is
    • difference, however, that in the case of such forces as that of
    • removes the brain or a portion of it. It may even be, under certain
    • conditions, less hindering to the development of the spiritual
    • therefore a constant mischief-maker, opposing the development of the
    • If, however, a man follows these things with patience, he will see
    • that there is no contradiction, not even of the most minute kind,
    • extensive that it is never possible to present more than a part of
    • know, however, that although it is the easiest to understand it is
    • mass in itself quite inert. This is not true, however, of nutritive
    • matter in its relation to the human being. For every particle of
    • course but attempt first to develop their own laws, their own rhythms
    • assert themselves. Just as every poison has in general its own inner
    • it is with every substance, with all the nutriment that we take in.
    • wider meaning, so that even the apparently lifeless world of nature,
    • however, in this work of re-forming and of defending, the other
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    • the further development of our discussions. In this connection it
    • example, that, as something material, the physical spleen may even be
    • it were, everything physically visible and perceptible in an organ
    • such as this (it is not possible in the case of every organ) and yet
    • be difficult for you to believe that forces not visible to the senses
    • Anyone who had never heard anything about the reality of air in a
    • into existence of a single human being, the embryonic development of
    • to ourselves that even in the ether-body itself there are certain
    • But the reverse
    • brought into it their own inner forces, even though in a transformed
    • or even upon the astral, force-system, indeed even as far back as the
    • organism. Wherever in the human body there are organs such as these,
    • cannot any longer continue its normal development.
    • downward in their activities even into the forces of the physical
    • of perspiration, but also in everything occurring by way