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  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • evolution of the earth. Today, into this broad historical survey, we
    • With this in view, let us glance back into far earlier times, let us
    • about this early evolution of the human race on earth. You know, too,
    • When a man of today learns to know something of this original wisdom,
    • in the course of the studies we have been pursuing for many years, it
    • you to bear in mind, namely, that it was essential in humanity's
    • Then, considerably more than two thousand years after the Luciferic
    • this today — was taken up by the hearts and minds that I have just
    • modern times. It will become increasingly strong in the near future
    • conditions of recent years we shall find that men have been brought to
    • earthly existence, in fact, in the third post-Christian millennium. To
    • approximately 6000 years, one must grasp that at the one pole stands a
    • way that it can fall a prey to Ahriman when he appears in human form
    • in our sense — as once Lucifer appeared in human form in China, as
    • once Christ appeared in human form in Asia Minor. It is of no avail to
    • give oneself illusions today about these things. Ahriman will appear
    • possible following when he appears in human form on earth. This
    • through which Ahriman's influence works, as well as learning to know
    • the ingredients which exist here on earth and are embodied in the
    • his earth up to the star-world and to him it is filled with fixed
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    • evolution of the earth. Today, into this broad historical survey, we
    • With this in view, let us glance back into far earlier times, let us
    • about this early evolution of the human race on earth. You know, too,
    • When a man of today learns to know something of this original wisdom,
    • in the course of the studies we have been pursuing for many years, it
    • you to bear in mind, namely, that it was essential in humanity's
    • Then, considerably more than two thousand years after the Luciferic
    • this today — was taken up by the hearts and minds that I have just
    • modern times. It will become increasingly strong in the near future
    • conditions of recent years we shall find that men have been brought to
    • earthly existence, in fact, in the third post-Christian millennium. To
    • approximately 6000 years, one must grasp that at the one pole stands a
    • way that it can fall a prey to Ahriman when he appears in human form
    • in our sense — as once Lucifer appeared in human form in China, as
    • once Christ appeared in human form in Asia Minor. It is of no avail to
    • give oneself illusions today about these things. Ahriman will appear
    • possible following when he appears in human form on earth. This
    • through which Ahriman's influence works, as well as learning to know
    • the ingredients which exist here on earth and are embodied in the
    • his earth up to the star-world and to him it is filled with fixed
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  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • appear to Europeans as a daughter of Greece, whereas all
    • to express Man in a symbol. If one seeks the nearest modern words to
    • make Man a Man of Earth, the being who had his Manhood imprinted on
    • have spoken of how it would appear to Man if he were to dive beneath
    • also bears of his own being beneath the threshold of consciousness he
    • normally lies beneath the threshold of consciousness, we will hear
    • hierarchies. We have learned how Man in the world of the Angels, the
    • a new birth he descends once more to earthly life. And we have also
    • learned how on his way down he first gathers to him the influences of
    • life of soul and spirit into earthly life. If their effects are to be
    • physical body we unconsciously bear a reflection of the cosmic
    • consonants, whereas in our etheric body we bear a reflection of the
    • essential being that they can produce vowels, and the organs nearer to
    • way that consonants can be produced. While the child is learning to
    • speaking, Man felt himself within the cosmos. When the child learned
    • of cosmic consonants. Because I stand here on the earth, there sounds
    • Nothing is said, my dear friends, by repeating that Man consists of
    • learned from the mysteries of the cosmos, we would have to say: Man is
    • reflection, as echo, appears here upon earth. Thus, when the matter is
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  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • appear to Europeans as a daughter of Greece, whereas all
    • to express Man in a symbol. If one seeks the nearest modern words to
    • make Man a Man of Earth, the being who had his Manhood imprinted on
    • have spoken of how it would appear to Man if he were to dive beneath
    • also bears of his own being beneath the threshold of consciousness he
    • normally lies beneath the threshold of consciousness, we will hear
    • hierarchies. We have learned how Man in the world of the Angels, the
    • a new birth he descends once more to earthly life. And we have also
    • learned how on his way down he first gathers to him the influences of
    • life of soul and spirit into earthly life. If their effects are to be
    • physical body we unconsciously bear a reflection of the cosmic
    • consonants, whereas in our etheric body we bear a reflection of the
    • essential being that they can produce vowels, and the organs nearer to
    • way that consonants can be produced. While the child is learning to
    • speaking, Man felt himself within the cosmos. When the child learned
    • of cosmic consonants. Because I stand here on the earth, there sounds
    • Nothing is said, my dear friends, by repeating that Man consists of
    • learned from the mysteries of the cosmos, we would have to say: Man is
    • reflection, as echo, appears here upon earth. Thus, when the matter is
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • science should play a similar role in the present and near future in
    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • that research which is the basis for this spiritual science.
    • certainly be clear that since spiritual science covers an entirely
    • natural science, researching the spiritual realm requires a
    • anything but just to make it clear how the spiritual scientific way of
    • sort of thing one hears: “This conflicts with monism, which must be
    • applying the methods of spiritual research.
    • infinitely heightened if we are to become spiritual researchers.
    • memory, which has possessed inner coherence ever since early
    • precise research they find that, although sensory perception (if one
    • quite other purposes as well. Methods of spiritual research are not
    • human life. Only this heightening makes spiritual research possible.
    • researcher must carry on from this point.
    • spiritual science or suggested to us by the spiritual researcher, at
    • of the outer world; the eye should see as little, the ear hear as
    • soul, the aspiring spiritual researcher lives in a heightened state of
    • to work for years on such concentration exercises; it is impossible to
    • once that if the spiritual researcher succeeds, by persevering
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • science should play a similar role in the present and near future in
    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • that research which is the basis for this spiritual science.
    • certainly be clear that since spiritual science covers an entirely
    • natural science, researching the spiritual realm requires a
    • anything but just to make it clear how the spiritual scientific way of
    • sort of thing one hears: “This conflicts with monism, which must be
    • applying the methods of spiritual research.
    • infinitely heightened if we are to become spiritual researchers.
    • memory, which has possessed inner coherence ever since early
    • precise research they find that, although sensory perception (if one
    • quite other purposes as well. Methods of spiritual research are not
    • human life. Only this heightening makes spiritual research possible.
    • researcher must carry on from this point.
    • spiritual science or suggested to us by the spiritual researcher, at
    • of the outer world; the eye should see as little, the ear hear as
    • soul, the aspiring spiritual researcher lives in a heightened state of
    • to work for years on such concentration exercises; it is impossible to
    • once that if the spiritual researcher succeeds, by persevering
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  • 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
    • best recognise the nearness of these two spiritual streams to one
    • a thousand years each; one pre-Christian period of a thousand years,
    • two thousand years permeated and saturated with the spiritual stream
    • only be sought for in the thousand years preceding the Christian
    • era.” For only during the last thousand years before the
    • spiritual streams of earlier times may appear to us, yet persons and
    • sense, as the last thousand years before the Christian era. Let us
    • peculiarity of the spiritual life of the last three thousand years;
    • years it has become a question of personality, if we may say so; and
    • personality to another, we got no really clear understanding of what
    • occurred before the last three thousand years. The history, for which
    • during the transition from the first to the second thousand years,
    • the first thousand years that which we owe to Greece is predominant,
    • Then in the second thousand years we see the Christian impulse pouring
    • itself with it. The whole of the second thousand years passed in such
    • organically with the Christ-impulse. Thus the second thousand years
    • ran its course. Then in the third thousand years begins the
    • third thousand years how differently the Greek influence is felt. We
    • with Christianity in the third thousand years, as it did in the
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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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    • which man was able to know: conceptions clearly outlined, which could
    • things as they appear to the present day clairvoyant perception; so
    • In the early days of the Theosophical Movement less was done by means
    • clearly before us the fact that there is a spiritual germ in all
    • earth (recollect the course of lectures I once gave in Munich on the
    • beginning of our earth-evolution, all to which the earth has now
    • certain individualisation, the form of Ahamkara appears as completely
    • shapes of things; with our ears we perceive sounds; with our organ of
    • colours and light; those of hearing, sounds, and so on. We are, as it
    • people, on hearing certain sounds can inwardly realise certain ideas
    • which constitutes the eye, for instance. At an earlier stage, when the
    • with spiritual eyes, bear any moral characteristic whatever. We may
    • physical body, who puts on much flesh, whose whole appearance is
    • the external sheath principle, and the soul bears the relation of
    • development of man, that that which appears again today in Spiritual
    • this knowledge once existed, my dear friends. We perceive it when we
    • the purpose of evolution for three thousand years, that in the place
    • soul-principle. Thus he no longer clearly distinguishes the soul-part
    • longer find in him a clear discrimination between the soul-principle
    • then reappears in Goethe. At the present time it is still abused by
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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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    • when confronted with a science consisting merely of learning; the
    • science in the world and yet to be empty within; that, my dear
    • with some sort of learning or of abstract philosophy. We find it in
    • the head, that his heart has no part in it — his soul is empty.
    • become a destiny, a destiny which brings it man near being lost to
    • is it to me,” says such a person, “to learn how the world
    • may perhaps feel an inward glow, may often appear to us somewhat
    • feel itself to be lost to the world; while to others it may appear
    • transported into a sphere of soul-peace, of clearness, calm,
    • not, because in every sentence one hears a Pauline note. We cannot in
    • — bear, as it were, an entirely personal, often a passionate
    • mentioning in various places; that is, that in earlier ages the whole
    • in our present time by learning that he bears this or that well-known
    • about a man — as everyone will admit — by hearing that he is
    • We have heard that, according to Sankhya philosophy, man consists of
    • that he himself expressed Ahamkara more clearly in his own being than
    • characteristic, a Manas-bearer; whereas another might only be called a
    • senses-bearer. One would have said: That is a Manas-bearer, he is a
    • second man would have been folly. For the fact of his bearing a
    • Manas was the prevailing principle, appears but seldom, that he must
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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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    • collective evolution of man on earth, agitating sense of propagandism;
    • which had grown up during thousands of years and in the Epistles of
    • and thousands of years of evolution shall have flowed into the future
    • grown riper and riper. Only if we bear this in mind can we make a
    • proper comparison. It then also becomes clear that that which is some
    • earth, from the way they can be depicted by another person who can
    • which appear in the Bhagavad Gita and the Epistles of St. Paul, we
    • thousand years before the Mystery of Golgotha — that which was
    • the whole connection, symbolically. If we take this circle (Diagram 1) as representing the human soul, we may say that the spiritual light streams in from without from all sides into this human soul. Then comes the Mystery of Golgotha, after which the soul possesses the Christ-Impulse in itself and radiates Forth that which is contained in the Christ-Impulse (Diagram 2). Just as a drop which is illumined from all sides radiates and reflects this illumination, so does the soul appear before the Christ-Impulse. As a flame which is alight within and radiates forth its light, thus does the soul appear after the Mystery of Golgotha, if it has been able to receive the Christ-Impulse.
    • Bearing this in mind we can express this whole relation by means of
    • the terms we have learnt in Sankhya philosophy. We may say: If we
    • then appears to us in what the Sankhya philosophy describes as the
    • soul-nature concealed it. The spiritual light appears to us as though
    • appears in the soul as only a very small one — whereas before a
    • thousand years which surrounded the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • If we want to make quite clear to ourselves the difference between the
    • of knowledge such as this came forth all that appears as the wonderful
    • that belongs to a still earlier age. Thus the man of that time
    • which he saw with his eyes, heard with his ears, and followed things
    • with his ordinary understanding; but this seeing, hearing and
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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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    • they appear in the Gita; teachings of an intimate nature. On the other
    • because they appear in the Gita. This naturally was not the case at
    • the time the Gita was composed. They did not then reach all ears; they
    • of mankind from the very beginning to the very end of the earth's
    • the style of the sublime Gita. Let us once more picture clearly the
    • a man who attains to inspiration in our age does so with a clear
    • consciousness; just as he brings a clear consciousness to bear upon
    • Wherefore I make clear to you: that just as little as one speaking in
    • the less belong to it. And if the ear were to say: Because I am not
    • hearing? If the whole body were a sense of hearing, where would be the
    • which appear to be the feeble members of the body are necessary, and
    • advantage, doth not let herself be provoked, beareth no one any
    • hearts; what is known ceases when the subject of knowledge is
    • which one could not clearly distinguish the sounds. How could one
    • Paul, through the moment in human evolution in which it appears, must
    • consciously sought for by men. To make this clearer, let us picture to
    • give us, and what we find at once with such wonderful clearness in St.
    • It would be well, my dear friends, if we were to inscribe these words
    • as souls objectivity would appear in all its truth, if we had not come
    • under the power of Lucifer. It only appears to us as maya because we
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • In addition to the solid man, therefore, we must bear in mind the
    • fluid organism in earthly man without speaking of the etheric body
    • is how the human as earthly being today is constituted.
    • and is related in manifold ways to the solid earth as a whole. This is
    • is related to the earth as a whole. Nevertheless it is possible,
    • such which surrounds our earth, and say: it penetrates into our
    • warmth-organism, an aeriform organism, a fluid organism, and an earth
    • spoken of how impulses of will are connected with the earthly sphere,
    • connected with forces outside and beyond the earthly sphere. But how
    • the warmth-organism. Under present earthly conditions it is not
    • As an earthly being, man's constitution is such that, by way of the
    • the astral body and coming to expression in the earthly organization
    • account we come nearer to the life of soul. Materialistic
    • observation very much astray. As earthly human beings we perceive the
    • air is essentially an etheric reality. And the tone we hear by
    • Light-Ether. Earlier conceptions of the world always emphasized this
    • into and out of it. Thus we have our astral body which is the bearer
    • knowledge that has an individual-personal bearing. If we did not
    • sleep, we would be incapable of reaching a clear concept of the ‘I,’
    • the Ego; we could have no clear realization of our identity. We should
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • current today. It became clear to us that in order to build this
    • waking consciousness, there is dream-consciousness, and we heard
    • the heart. The overheated stove symbolized irregular beating of the
    • heart, the snakes symbolized the intestines, and so forth. Dreams
    • outer physical world and can only resort to earlier religious beliefs
    • supports and bears all the others. Within it, too, something is
    • not bear immediate fruit. For during the life between birth and death,
    • formulate theoretical ideas a universe dies in them. Thus do we bear
    • As we have heard, in man's constitution warmth is an organism; the
    • early twentieth century: How is it possible to conceive of any
    • men. Our world-view today is based upon Copernicanism. Until the year
    • Since that year the prohibition has been lifted and the Copernican
    • echoes of earlier thought — for example in the Ptolemaic view of
    • Entirely false ideas prevail today of how an earlier humanity acquired
    • instinctive-clairvoyant vision of the universe. The earliest
    • epoch there existed a knowledge — in earlier times a more
    • earlier times was known instinctively must now be acquired by
    • drawn from this source — but drawn from it in the earthly world, for
    • If here on the earth there were no soul capable of being with
    • This force of light that is on the earth
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • nature of thought, will is present. It is essential to be quite clear
    • absence of volition, intermingle. You have to learn to speak,
    • will be clear to us that the life of thought consists of
    • reason why they appear real to our consciousness is because they are
    • with the heart. This means of union is the life of feeling, which is
    • very important to be clear about this. We carry about with us our
    • the rest of the living organism. Between birth and death we bear in
    • our head that which, from an earlier time when it was reality, comes
    • it — a man is born in a particular year; before then he was in
    • bearer of the seed into the future. The thoughts of the past, as
    • happenings, world-happenings. In that what was reality in earlier
    • man is a threefold being: as nerve-and-sense man he is the bearer of
    • circulating blood), he is the bearer of the life of feeling; as
    • metabolic being, he is the bearer of the life of will. But how, then,
    • bear in ourselves that which brings matter to birth: our head; and we
    • bear in ourselves that which destroys matter, where we can see how
    • appeared in the course of the last few centuries will be able to
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • own existence here on earth. The Linz lecture, which is here
    • earthly expression of a struggle between luciferic forces in the East
    • the following historical facts. France, for thirty years an ally of
    • Sir Edward Grey, could have prevented the war if he had taken earlier
    • broke up into two parts, one of which disappeared behind the Iron
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • highest human principle in the evolution of the earth-the Christ, who
    • in the course of this evolution lived three years in the body of Jesus
    • and spiritual heights into this body in its thirtieth year. Then there
    • wings. It must not appear, however, as if the Christ Himself were
    • for this being. Yet this being cannot bear the energy flowing upward
    • something that may be expressed in the words: I cannot bear the
    • the earthly realm.
    • cannot bear this compassion and he writhes with pain from what the
    • a sculpture, and above, the same motif will appear as a painting.
    • clear understanding of what the Christ impulse has brought into the
    • doing, it is made to appear that from these two one must flee, as if
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • must realize that what wove itself into our evolution here on earth
    • present, influencing human development on earth. Much could be said to
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • own existence here on earth. The Linz lecture, which is here
    • earthly expression of a struggle between luciferic forces in the East
    • the following historical facts. France, for thirty years an ally of
    • Sir Edward Grey, could have prevented the war if he had taken earlier
    • broke up into two parts, one of which disappeared behind the Iron
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • highest human principle in the evolution of the earth-the Christ, who
    • in the course of this evolution lived three years in the body of Jesus
    • and spiritual heights into this body in its thirtieth year. Then there
    • wings. It must not appear, however, as if the Christ Himself were
    • for this being. Yet this being cannot bear the energy flowing upward
    • something that may be expressed in the words: I cannot bear the
    • the earthly realm.
    • cannot bear this compassion and he writhes with pain from what the
    • a sculpture, and above, the same motif will appear as a painting.
    • clear understanding of what the Christ impulse has brought into the
    • doing, it is made to appear that from these two one must flee, as if
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • must realize that what wove itself into our evolution here on earth
    • 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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    • the spirit of our Movement. During the last few years we have been
    • one such performance before a Course of Lectures in Munich, last year
    • we were able to give two performances, and this year we have been able
    • struck, this year, by two things. The first is the way in which we are
    • This was proved by the whole-heartedness and growing understanding
    • year 1909 we gave one dramatic performance, two last year, and this
    • year — in spite of great difficulties — we were able to prepare three
    • our own, adequate for the needs of the Gatherings there. The near
    • this much is certain: if we do find the way clear to erect a building
    • work will be lost, precisely because during the next few years it will
    • Many ears, hearts and souls are open to receive the deepening for
    • accumulated through the years — and I am sometimes appalled at
    • years go by, it is more and more evident that ears and hearts and
    • which it would have been difficult to visit in the near future. In
    • were eager to hear more intimate details. (I will shortly give a
    • course of many years are required and that was a real longing for a
    • more intimate knowledge, then it is clear that understanding of
    • that relates to the great Appearance of which we have been speaking
    • for years as the Appearance of Christ, is the result of the occult
    • thousands of years. In India and in Thibet, wonderful occult teachings
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  • Title: Lecture: Evidences of Bygone Ages In Modern Civilisation
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    • Once upon a time there lived two boys who from earliest childhood had
    • been close friends. One of them was outstandingly gifted, learned with
    • every way, but he was incapable of learning very much. This, however,
    • and start a family very early in life, it devolved upon the other,
    • disappeared; I must set about making a livelihood.” This he did
    • “I have no house on the earth, no boat on the sea; by day I live in
    • poured out and allowed to trickle down to the earth. Then the little
    • when they let the rain pour down upon the earth. He begged the big man
    • down again to the earth by a rope. The big man said to him: “Now
    • been to bestow rain and other blessings upon the earth. Because for a
    • earth the life of which you know.” Then he let the little man go
    • down again to the earth. The latter was now in his home once more,
    • of development Now I shall be able to come to the earth for a time as
    • a son of the Thunder-God. Your wife will bear me as your son.”
    • ears was pinched, then the other; then he was attacked somewhere else
    • began in real earnest! He could get no rest the whole night long and,
    • heartened the brave young man considerably, but it was a really
    • good-heartedness enabled him to set up a kind of friendship with two
    • for this, but they had actually learnt something. Spirit-intercourse
    • disappeared into the coffin. People were astounded in the highest
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Chance' and Present-day Consciousness. An Easter Meditation
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    • reason or intelligence to bear upon unforeseen occurrences which, as
    • course of the Earth's mission, to develop in such a way that they are
    • clearly that Spiritual Science is right when it asserts that what lies
    • Therefore, during the course of Earth-revolution, the human being has
    • The reason for this is that our feelings as men of Earth are
    • during Earth-evolution that the human being must develop intellect and
    • consciousness. At the end of Earth-evolution man should have reached
    • Earth-evolution conceal all evidence of law, seeming to be pure
    • chance, man will learn to perceive a deeper conformity to law; when
    • Earth-evolution has run its course — but not until then —
    • are now called “chance” happenings appeared to be subject to
    • the necessity of natural law, man would learn nothing from them. He
    • what looks like “chance,” he learns to find his way through
    • earthly incarnations, to permeate with reason and intelligence what
    • that what cannot, by its very nature, appear to him as an evidence of
    • rigid conformity to law, appears, finally, as evidence of spiritual
    • that with extraordinary wisdom, certain things were ordained to appear
    • taught self-knowledge and learn to weigh ourselves in the balance, it
    • to a higher world and has drawn nearer to what is spoken of by all
    • branches of science will, at the end of Earth-existence, be regarded
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  • Title: Lecture: The Forces of the Human Soul and Their Inspirers. Kalewala: The Epic
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    • presented today, biblical and other records clearly based upon occult
    • When my book Theosophy first appeared many years ago, independent
    • acquired purely through occult research and occult observation
    • Occult research was the only source consulted. And now, because our
    • evolutionary process, we come to a period starting about the year 600
    • twilight denoting the disappearance of the old clairvoyance and the
    • however, makes it clear that the elements of “soul-life” as
    • spiritual research. The human being of today has the outer form we see
    • were laid down in the course of evolution on Earth. (I indicated this
    • the Earth's development when neither human beings nor animals were in
    • there, man was still waiting until other conditions of Earth-existence
    • while the animals developed their various forms on the Earth, man
    • Earth-existence in the external form in which he now lives.
    • himself, when the Earth-conditions were such that he could bring to
    • Earth-substance into himself when he was able to recast, to remould it
    • threefold life of soul. Thus man elaborated Earth-substance according
    • to the laws of his life of soul, made Earth-substance subject to the
    • plan underlying his life of soul, and became Earth-Man; he fashioned
    • Earth-substance after the model of the threefold, prototypal soul.
    • Earth (not the “dust” but the substance of Earth) into Man.
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    • evolution of mankind on the Earth; and when this progress is
    • investigated by Spiritual Science, it becomes clear that the human
    • remains, in order again to take part in what Earth-existence has later
    • culture) — a difference which becomes clear when insight into
    • Earth-lives, and of Karma. Whereas Christianity through the centuries
    • Earth; and the knowledge of this great manifestation of law in the
    • successive Earth-lives. The very name, “Gautama Buddha” is
    • through repeated Earth-lives; the greatness and significance of these
    • lives on Earth.
    • lives on Earth. Attention is directed not to the being who goes on
    • Earth-lives, or what becomes of him in later lives. It is the same
    • fragments which make their appearance in the life of the human being
    • I spoke of what occult research reveals concerning this
    • learn what the immediate future held in store.... “Change the
    • near”.... This, was the substance of the message of the Baptist.
    • soon become clear to deeper insight, that what the West has to say
    • Orphaned at an early age, he was thrown out into the world, and
    • Christianity was scattered into countless sects over the whole Earth,
    • have heard of many Gods; but the Divine does not express Itself in
    • however, what he had heard from the officials of the Dresden Gallery
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    • THE MISSION OF THE EARTH
    • in other words, about the goal of the Earth. We realise that it would
    • We inquire, to begin with, about the goal of the Earth. In other
    • on the Earth through repeated physical incarnations? We will here
    • of Earth-evolution.” Let me speak, to begin with of the
    • contain more than appeared on the surface — something unknown to them.
    • fact that compassion exists in the world bears witness that even in
    • Earth, if he is to reach the stature of full and complete manhood,
    • must be able to pass out beyond his own earthly life, he must be able
    • survivor of an earlier generation on Earth. He, too, was born of a
    • that of the Earth — a period when the Beings who were then
    • remembered that the earlier planetary conditions through which the
    • Earth has passed and in which such Beings as the Greek Gods underwent
    • in the life of soul. That is precisely the mission of Earth-evolution!
    • The purpose of Earth-evolution is that there may be implanted into the
    • I have told you how the birth of conscience can clearly be traced to a
    • works of Euripedes is there any clear expression of
    • remarkable fact in the spiritual evolution of Earth-existence throws
    • in one respect all over the Earth, namely in the adoption of the
    • humanity, founders of religion and systems of thought appeared all
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    • heard that sheaths will weave themselves as it were around the Christ
    • the Christ Impulse Itself — passed into the Earth through the
    • still remaining to Earth-evolution. The fundamental character of the
    • important of all events in Earth-evolution takes place — the
    • Earth-evolution. We have only to study the Graeco-Latin epoch of
    • when we conceive of no human being anywhere near it. Inside a Greek
    • present — the God for whom a dwelling-place has been built on Earth
    • pervade all existence on the physical plane. Men whose paths appeared
    • the process of earthly existence. Wherever we look we can perceive how
    • discerning, clear-sighted observation of human evolution; for no
    • in ancient times men were much nearer to the Spiritual in their
    • course, in the same form, for the recapitulation will everywhere bear
    • of course, to far earlier times, but the following is brought clearly
    • to light by occult investigation. Nearly all the peoples who have left
    • taken place about three thousand years before the Mystery of Golgotha;
    • occurred three thousand years before our era, cannot be taken to
    • earlier. The “Flood,” therefore, must mean something
    • of the world presented to a man of the earliest Indian epoch, of which
    • drawing nearer and nearer. Those who had the deepest, clearest
    • felt: “The God Pramathesis is drawing near, snatching human
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    • the Earth. You know, of course, that the human being, as we see him,
    • is not the creation of the Earth alone, but that his origin must be
    • traced back to much earlier conditions of existence. From many
    • research these preceding conditions of evolution, the preceding
    • embodiments of the planet Earth, can be discovered and appropriately
    • known as the pre-earthly “Saturn-condition,” the
    • pre-earthly “Sun-condition” and the pre-earthly
    • been in operation on the Earth: the being of man contains heritages,
    • as it were, from the earlier planetary conditions. These heritages
    • unfold until the period of Earth-evolution proper. In the other
    • principles of human nature, too, heritages of pre-earthly conditions,
    • not merely forces originating on the Earth, are actively in operation.
    • Earth, living out his existence on the Earth; we will think of what is
    • incorporated in his being during the Earth-period, in pursuance of the
    • mission of the Earth.
    • The powers or principles derived specifically from the Earth can be
    • differentiated into three. There is, firstly, man's earthly
    • consciousness; it is derived from the Earth and the forces of the
    • Earth. It is, of all principles, the one that is most immediately
    • Earth's evolution has been to enable the human being, here on the
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    • being of man belonging specifically to Earth-existence. Certain forces
    • the earlier embodiments of the Earth: from the Old Saturn period, the
    • and the astral body of the earthly human being; but it is the Earth,
    • the forces deriving actually from the Earth, that have made the
    • Earth, the qualities whereby it becomes the bearer of the memory, the
    • Earth — and the Earth adds the forces which provide for the
    • Earth-evolution. Waking consciousness, memory and remembrance, the
    • as it has to operate during the earthly incarnations to adjust and
    • Earth-evolution, not as destructive but as upbuilding, constructive
    • Everything that is “form” on the Earth derives from the
    • second half of the period of Earth-evolution into which we have now
    • passed. At the beginning of Earth-evolution, the Spirits of Form
    • humanity as a whole all over the Earth received their stamp from the
    • Earth-evolution. So far as the Beings of the Hierarchies are
    • concerned, man is drawing nearer and nearer to his “coming of
    • age.” But of this we must be clear — The Spiritual Beings, moving
    • for the next planetary condition of the Earth, in order that during
    • the Earth with forms which will then be appropriate. Towards the end of
    • importance — and on the Earth this is man — is left free, so
    • freely into his own hands. In the course of Earth-evolution in the
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    • VI The Mission of the Earth.
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    • direction, lighting up the near and the far, piercing their way to the
    • antiquity in human history which, nevertheless, shed clearest light
    • reach only a small group of immature, but eager-hearted people. An
    • necessary that the knowledge of repeated earth-lives should, to begin
    • through the recurrent earthly lives, the rebirth of the Divine
    • the Movement had been clearly indicated, and he was assured of
    • mission of the earth and the tasks of mankind.
    • to have little bearing at a later time, have such moral and
    • held in Genoa in the year 1911 and in which Rudolf Steiner was to have
    • fear that the influence of Dr. Steiner's words might be too strong.
    • In the lectures that year, many references had to be made to this
    • It had become necessary to make it clear that methods so grievously
    • pouring his very heart's blood into the words, he spoke repeatedly of
    • The lectures given in Berlin in the year 1912, contain many references
    • officially founded. The rhythms of the years recall such days vividly
    • Thirty years ago, on the 20th October, 1902, in Berlin, Rudolf Steiner
    • which she afterwards fell victim. Twenty years ago, Rudolf Steiner was
    • in power during the last days of December of that same year, in
    • years ago, on New Year's night, 1922-23, the Goetheanum was in flames.
    • that by Christmas of this year, this Group will stand in a space
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    • Deep meaning lies in these words, for they show us clearly and
    • pregnantly what lies at the heart of all evolution. This is that man
    • treasures of humanity. This lofty goal of spiritual research should be
    • Egypt, when the mighty pyramids and the Sphinx appeared. It can at
    • lived then have gone through later periods and have appeared again in
    • within it and appears in later incarnations as powers, temperament,
    • long way back in earthly evolution, We know that our earth has often
    • means of occult research we can see much further back into the gray
    • primeval times of human evolution, and we come to times when the earth
    • appeared quite other than it is today. Things were entirely different
    • caused by water-forces, took place on our earth and fundamentally
    • the earth had an entirely different physiognomy, when what now forms
    • not peopled from the west only; they had already been settled earlier,
    • thousands of years behind us, there lived the most advanced portions
    • of the entire population of the earth. These portions then migrated,
    • many thousand years ago, and external documents tell us scarcely
    • anything about it. What appears in these documents is much later. In
    • final echoes of a very early Indian culture that was directed by
    • super-earthly beings and was founded by the Holy Rishis. It was a
    • on to produce the Greek sculptures and the art of poetry that appears
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    • far into the evolution of our earth, and we will see that these wide
    • If we wish to understand the cultural epochs more clearly, we must
    • achieve a general view of the evolution of the earth as it presents
    • earth, we can say that our earth has not always appeared as it does
    • kingdom was not as it is today; the earth did not bear the same plants
    • we look back, the nearer we come to a condition which, if we could
    • earth, for it extended as far as the outermost planets of our solar
    • wherein was contained all that went into the formation of the earth,
    • single insects. Thus, in the most remote past, the mass of our earth
    • would have appeared, although then it was not material in our sense
    • but was condensed only to an etheric condition. This earth-formation
    • what he actually sees now when he looks back. Let us make this clear
    • would gradually disappear from his sight, but to his clairvoyant eye
    • would appear a flower-like form growing spiritually out of the seed.
    • of the plant, let us now return to the primeval earth and the single
    • perceives, looking back at the primal earth atom? What is it that
    • spiritually in the etheric point, and the whole earth-evolution was
    • earth, and the sun must send its warming rays, before it can develop
    • became men if we make clear to ourselves all that has happened in the
    • In the primeval past all the planets were connected with our earth.
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    • YESTERDAY we spoke of the mysterious connection between the earlier
    • evolutionary conditions of our earth and the various world-conceptions
    • that when the Atlantean catastrophe had altered the face of the earth,
    • beginning of the, earth's evolution, took place in that remote past
    • when sun, moon, and earth were still united. What the eye of the
    • form of what actually existed when our earth stood at the beginning of
    • The second condition of the earth, when the sun had detached itself
    • but earth and moon still formed one body, came to light during the
    • what took place when earth, sun, and moon had become three bodies. We
    • the third epoch's astral trinity of sun, earth, and moon.
    • Atlantean time, the fourth evolutionary condition of the earth, in
    • earlier conditions of consciousness. Be it Wotan or Zeus, be it Mars,
    • we must bear in mind that, the most important parts of the population
    • had already disappeared. There were advanced persons and retarded
    • we see physical objects sharply contoured, became ever clearer. Their
    • territory. Earlier still, before their great migration from west to
    • their religious views, which were based on the memory of earlier
    • Egypt, whenever the different post-Atlantean cultures appeared,
    • To understand what kind of conceptions really appeared in these
    • bear in mind that in the Atlantean time man was not unconscious at
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    • body is clearly perceptible, then we have the sensible-super-sensible
    • realize the following clearly, “As I look upon this picture I
    • transport myself into the earliest condition of the earth's evolution,
    • when earth, moon, and sun were not yet divided. At that time the earth
    • present at the beginning of the earth when as yet there were no
    • mineral, plant, or animal forms. At that time the earth consisted only
    • during the ancient Moon condition of the earth;
    • a planetary system, when it disappears, goes into a Pralaya, in which
    • populated with animal forms, the earth at first contained nothing
    • similar to animals and plants. These first appeared later. Only after
    • the separation of the sun did the animals gradually appear. The earth
    • The neophyte looked back upon this primeval condition of the earth. He
    • earliest condition of the earth. What lives in the earth, the ideal
    • animals and plants as accompanying forms, which appeared on earth only
    • everything had sprung from it, that what appeared in this picture as
    • the blood had become the waters of the earth, etc. This picture
    • doctrine of the ancient Indian initiates, which appears like a
    • spiritual image of that primeval state of the earth when it still
    • later yearned. Hence it was a great moment in his spiritual life when
    • Before we go any further, we must learn to know the teachers also. All
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    • of Sun, Moon, and Earth.
    • picture of the earth's evolution in connection with the evolution of
    • man, because we had to demonstrate how the earth's past, how the facts
    • prevailed in the primeval earth, when sun and moon were still
    • world-conception, which appears as a recapitulation of what occurred
    • the earth. This picture, the Brahman of the Indians, which was later
    • called I-Brahma (Aham Brahma) and which appeared to the Greeks as
    • earth were reflected in the Persian and Egyptian cultures. What
    • occurred in the second epoch, when the sun withdrew from the earth,
    • appeared in pictures to the Persian initiates. All that happened as
    • Now, in order to look quite clearly into the soul of the ancient
    • little more narrowly just what happened to our earth during the
    • how the earth itself gradually evolved during these times. We shall
    • happened on the earth itself.
    • If again we look back on our earth in its primeval condition, when it
    • plants, and especially not our minerals. At first the earth was
    • old Moon, and that they were already contained in the earliest
    • condition of the Earth, but in a certain way they were still
    • earth, leaving earth and moon alone, did the same thing happen to the
    • clearly in mind.
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    • about the evolution of the earth and the solar system in relation to
    • yourselves, “Yesterday we heard that the worst forces in
    • from the earth the worst forces went out with it, and that only
    • through this did the earth achieve a condition in which man could
    • pursue his evolution. When we hear all this, what about the romantic
    • support life as we know it here on earth. We must also say that
    • its physical substances appears in large part inferior, even decadent,
    • we have on earth are as nothing compared to what is found on the moon.
    • so that our earth could pursue its way, free from injurious
    • from the earth with the moon, there also remained connected with the
    • ugly in the earth; they had to withdraw it.
    • water-earth. There were no bones at that time, no firm human shape.
    • further, under the influence of the moon. Had the earth remained
    • been enhanced to the highest degree. The earth would have attained a
    • Thus two types of forces influence the earth; the sun-forces and the
    • upon the earth in the time when mists and vapors still covered the
    • earth, when there was still no air, and he saw that when breathing
    • high beings who later went out from the earth with the sun in the time
    • earth, he would have looked up with thankfulness to these sun-beings.
    • But as the sun separated itself from the earth more and more, and as
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    • the evolution of the earth and of the whole solar system. In the last
    • those facts of the evolution of sun, moon, and earth which had a sort
    • these mysteries, as well as the whole Egyptian people, learned to
    • know. In his clairvoyant seeing the pupil actually learned to know all
    • clairvoyance, learned about all this in a most significant picture. We
    • In earlier times Osiris long ruled the earth, to the blessing of
    • searched for her brother and husband, and after finding him brought
    • spiritual beings and is no longer active on earth, but he aids men
    • try to gain a clearer understanding of what was produced in man
    • precisely as possible, what the Egyptian pupil learned about human
    • neophyte not only learned, but clairvoyantly observed. I shall speak
    • Let us recall what was said in the last lectures about how the earth,
    • human germs, which formed the primeval earth-mist. The Indian
    • when the sun was still connected with the earth, was actually like a
    • to say, the whole earth as they shaped themselves out of the primeval
    • mist. But in the earliest time in which this arose, like a sort of
    • at first as a warmth-body. While the earth was still connected with
    • clear picture of what existed at that time. This would only be
    • possible if one could conceive of the pure atmosphere of our earth as
    • space when the earth was still connected with the sun. But this was
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    • to the point of time when the moon departed from the earth. When we
    • of our earth at that time. These animal forms, however, remained stuck
    • In the earliest times, when the sun departed, no animal forms had yet
    • appeared. After the sun had left, the highest form of animal was a
    • water-earth. The remaining parts were present only in a finer etheric
    • lowest part of man was able really to wade through the water-earth
    • which man progressed, appears in later evolution in the forms of the
    • As long as the moon was connected with the earth, it more or less
    • stand higher than the fish. The forms of that time appear in their
    • earth. Until the sun departed, man stood at the level of the fish.
    • shaped their sun, to reunite with the earth only at a much later time.
    • the noblest spirit, once departed from the earth with the sun. One
    • of the sun's departure from the earth, and also the forms given
    • through the Christ himself. Earlier, man on earth was united with the
    • earth when man still had the fish-shape. The initiates of the first
    • appeared as the symbol of Christ, to remind men of the great cosmic
    • earth. Man had progressed to the fish-form when the sun split off, and
    • “mean” something to the early Christians. Such a symbol is
    • earth, is the time of shame and degeneracy in the evolution of
    • mankind. Had the moon not then departed from the earth, the race of
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    • the moment when the sun withdrew from the earth to the time when the
    • Therefore it is necessary that we be entirely clear about how
    • activities the human body first appeared and was built up. Remember
    • that this occurred in the remote past, that our earth as yet had
    • scarcely crystallized out of the water-earth, and that a great part of
    • what was described actually took place in the water-earth. Man at that
    • time was in a condition that we should bring clearly before our minds
    • so that we may form a clear conception of how things looked to human
    • etc., appeared as physical forms as early as the time when the sun had
    • shown indications of withdrawing from the earth. But we must always
    • It appeared only much later. While man was still in the water-earth,
    • and after the moon's exit from the earth, we find that man then had a
    • body replenishment for the wear and tear of the day, so that it feels
    • in the physical body became clearer. He became disaccustomed to the
    • more sharply by day, so that the objects around them appeared in ever
    • clearer outlines. We have already pointed out that, among the men who
    • that entered through the holy Rishis. In the earlier lectures we
    • He yearned to be out of this external world. He felt, “Unreal
    • by transforming the earth, by becoming beings capable of working upon
    • the earth. By thus vanquishing Ahriman, we make the earth into a
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    • we have heard in our lectures we know what happens to man between
    • although our earth is changeable, everything up yonder, beyond death,
    • mighty buildings. In earlier times things looked very different on
    • this side, on the physical side. The countenance of the earth has
    • science and we shall find, for example, how a few thousand years ago
    • quite different. The face of the earth is constantly changing, whence
    • there when they died a thousand years before Christ, is exactly the
    • this last epoch, the more he learned to love the physical world and
    • the physical world, he possessed in Devachan a comparatively clear
    • man can ascend to the spiritual worlds and learn what takes place
    • there. The initiate of that time was actually able to learn directly
    • statement of an initiate: “Better a beggar on earth than a king
    • the spiritual world. Now, however singular it may appear to those who
    • a man who has never heard anything of the Christ, who has never been
    • from the fate that all men would have had if Christ had not appeared.
    • If Christ had not appeared, the human essence would have been
    • appeared in the flesh the true religion, which was already in
    • Christ impulse. Christ was the figure that appeared at the lowest
    • We can see this clearly when we study the figure of Buddha, and we
    • must be quite clear as to what he was. What was Buddha, in reality?
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    • world which effectuate the appearance of these repetitions. Thus do
    • Christ appeared upon the earth and the Mystery of Golgotha took place.
    • today we shall consider the mighty event of the Christ's appearance on
    • our earth. We shall approach in a much deeper way the question, What
    • significance has the advent of the Christ on our earth? What
    • significance has the Christ's appearance for the dead souls, for the
    • From our studies of the earlier great epochs of earth evolution we can
    • what happened on the earth during and after the departure of the moon.
    • no organs of perception in his astral body. As the eyes and ears have
    • that the pupils had to learn what we today would call elementary
    • years of experience, that the astral body no longer loses the
    • through the appearance of Christ on earth. In the old initiations the
    • knew from direct experience what another person could learn only
    • could learn what was experienced in the spiritual world. There the
    • the moon had withdrawn from the earth; he saw how Horus issued from
    • death and a new birth. The Sphinx appeared to him as a real form; he
    • initiate. He even heard the question of the Sphinx with its enigmatic
    • completing their evolution in the earth-time. We have seen that a time
    • came when Wotan no longer walked on our earth. Such beings, however,
    • branched off still earlier, who completed their evolution on a higher
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    • studied the four post-Atlantean epochs up to the appearance of
    • clear through a simple sketch. In the Greco-Latin time man had
    • place in the cosmos and on earth in the remote past. One who, at that
    • We must point out that what we call the advent of the Christ on earth
    • conscious of his personality. Earlier, man still lived in the heights
    • earth. Man looked back into his primeval past and saw his origin. The
    • forebears. We have seen how man grew out of an original group-soul
    • you can still recall the events of your earliest childhood. Probably
    • will never understand what appears as an echo of this in the tales of
    • earlier. Therefore it was emphasized that I was giving indications
    • truth is at home everywhere. Antiquarian research belongs to scholars,
    • learn as we penetrate further. The mysteries of the ancient Egyptians
    • third period. These fruits appear in the inclinations and ideas of
    • person of the fifth period. He remembers what he saw and heard at that
    • without any spiritual bond. The spiritual relationships appear to him
    • ancient Egypt. This appears again in this soul in the fifth
    • such a spirit says, “But now, a year and a half after the first
    • “The ancient memory is knocking at my heart.” Wonderful
    • that he had learned much in many ways; least of all in the academies,
    • can be learned from the purely materialistic investigators. What is
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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • in which we can find our bearings only by summoning the findings of
    • between these two poles, and we shall come nearer to understanding it
    • From what has been said we have learnt that the life of thought and
    • people. Do we not often hear it said: “Oh, ideas and thoughts
    • for the moral-aesthetic element, we bear within our souls
    • the very heart's blood of Divine Spiritual life to stream through our
    • from the heart towards the head. Within the head these rays play
    • of the heart there is a continual transformation of the blood into
    • the heart. Now these streams, which in sleeping man come from outside,
    • calm glow of light often extends as far as the heart. Two streams can
    • toward the heart; and if, on the other hand, we grasp the significance
    • investigation of recent years, undertaken by individuals among genuine
    • Just as in the region of the human heart the blood is continually
    • flowed from His wounds, a substance was imparted to our Earth, which
    • significance for all future ages of the Earth's evolution — and
    • the heart of man. In the course of Earth evolution this blood passes
    • blood streams upwards from the heart as ether, so since the Mystery of
    • ether of the earth. The etheric body of the Earth is permeated by the
    • Jesus had not taken place, man's condition on the Earth could only
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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • in which we can find our bearings only by summoning the findings of
    • between these two poles, and we shall come nearer to understanding it
    • From what has been said we have learnt that the life of thought and
    • people. Do we not often hear it said: “Oh, ideas and thoughts
    • for the moral-aesthetic element, we bear within our souls
    • the very heart's blood of Divine Spiritual life to stream through our
    • from the heart towards the head. Within the head these rays play
    • of the heart there is a continual transformation of the blood into
    • the heart. Now these streams, which in sleeping man come from outside,
    • calm glow of light often extends as far as the heart. Two streams can
    • toward the heart; and if, on the other hand, we grasp the significance
    • investigation of recent years, undertaken by individuals among genuine
    • Just as in the region of the human heart the blood is continually
    • flowed from His wounds, a substance was imparted to our Earth, which
    • significance for all future ages of the Earth's evolution — and
    • the heart of man. In the course of Earth evolution this blood passes
    • blood streams upwards from the heart as ether, so since the Mystery of
    • ether of the earth. The etheric body of the Earth is permeated by the
    • Jesus had not taken place, man's condition on the Earth could only
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    • earnest, especially during the last decades — since the last third of
    • of which I spoke here nearly two years ago, in relation to very
    • In speaking of these matters, we cannot always avoid the appearance of
    • other creatures. But we can learn to know the phenomenon of death in
    • say that the purpose of the engine is to wear out the rails!
    • machine which has the task of wearing out the rails — he would of
    • wearing out of the rails belongs to the essence of the railway engine.
    • saying: The object of the railway engine is to wear out the rails. The
    • remainder of earthly evolution, man must receive these forces of death
    • as he must receive, in the further course of his earthly evolution —
    • received with the deepest, truest earnestness. If we would seek out
    • consequences which appear in any individual man to a greater or lesser
    • My dear friends, we receive an answer to this question when we try to
    • pass the so-called Guardian of the Threshold and learn truly to know
    • itself. You see, my dear friends, if one is obliged in our time to
    • You see, when we think of these things we come very near the central
    • destined to come in the near future, are like the signs of an
    • for the remainder of earthly evolution — and especially in four
    • fellow-man as he must learn to see him in the course of this epoch,
    • Art. Much can be learned from the evolution of Art; I have often given
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    • earnest, especially during the last decades — since the last third of
    • of which I spoke here nearly two years ago, in relation to very
    • In speaking of these matters, we cannot always avoid the appearance of
    • other creatures. But we can learn to know the phenomenon of death in
    • say that the purpose of the engine is to wear out the rails!
    • machine which has the task of wearing out the rails — he would of
    • wearing out of the rails belongs to the essence of the railway engine.
    • saying: The object of the railway engine is to wear out the rails. The
    • remainder of earthly evolution, man must receive these forces of death
    • as he must receive, in the further course of his earthly evolution —
    • received with the deepest, truest earnestness. If we would seek out
    • consequences which appear in any individual man to a greater or lesser
    • My dear friends, we receive an answer to this question when we try to
    • pass the so-called Guardian of the Threshold and learn truly to know
    • itself. You see, my dear friends, if one is obliged in our time to
    • You see, when we think of these things we come very near the central
    • destined to come in the near future, are like the signs of an
    • for the remainder of earthly evolution — and especially in four
    • fellow-man as he must learn to see him in the course of this epoch,
    • Art. Much can be learned from the evolution of Art; I have often given
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • We can search through the entire evolution of the world without finding a
    • appearance upon earth. To know Christ is to go through the school of
    • Christ did for earthly evolution was included in the fundamental impulse
    • the earth. The Being whom we acknowledge as the Christ clothed
    • act was preceded by three preparatory steps. Three times earlier
    • something of a similar nature occurred, not as yet on earth but in the
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • supramundane sphere, their power descended to the earth; we shall try to
    • right living, and of all the deeds of love possible to earthly humanity. Our
    • the greatest misfortune for earthly man if certain sections of his being
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • Golgotha, incarnated in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this earlier age,
    • While the earth was working through the Lemurian age, a Being living in
    • released that acted within human evolution upon earth. Its effect was a
    • The human being will gradually learn to develop this deep, significant
    • the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms. He will learn to say, “That
    • disease. Then man begins to suffer from the self-seeking of heart, lungs,
    • has a heart or stomach, knows it by direct experience, because he has a
    • Lucifer and Ahriman, quite a different state would have existed as early
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • We can search through the entire evolution of the world without finding a
    • appearance upon earth. To know Christ is to go through the school of
    • Christ did for earthly evolution was included in the fundamental impulse
    • the earth. The Being whom we acknowledge as the Christ clothed
    • act was preceded by three preparatory steps. Three times earlier
    • something of a similar nature occurred, not as yet on earth but in the
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • supramundane sphere, their power descended to the earth; we shall try to
    • right living, and of all the deeds of love possible to earthly humanity. Our
    • the greatest misfortune for earthly man if certain sections of his being
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • Golgotha, incarnated in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this earlier age,
    • While the earth was working through the Lemurian age, a Being living in
    • released that acted within human evolution upon earth. Its effect was a
    • The human being will gradually learn to develop this deep, significant
    • the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms. He will learn to say, “That
    • disease. Then man begins to suffer from the self-seeking of heart, lungs,
    • has a heart or stomach, knows it by direct experience, because he has a
    • Lucifer and Ahriman, quite a different state would have existed as early
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    • This edition of The Human Heart, is a reprint of a
    • and appears in the original German in
    • The Formation of the Etheric and the Astral Heart.
    • the first periods of life, and it is many years since I first
    • In early childhood, until the change of teeth, the whole body partakes
    • him. Language itself he will of course learn by imitation, but that
    • then united, to undergo our period of earthly existence between birth
    • from what we experience between birth and death here on earth. Hence
    • they are so utterly different from earthly conditions. Man models his
    • ideas on his earthly experiences, and it is to these ideas that we
    • descent, when he approaches the earth to imbue himself with a new
    • universe. Here on earth we live in the physical world — in the world
    • earthly intellect. But there is nothing in this world that is not
    • and in its lower portion something that appears more or less as an
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • This is of great significance. On our descent into the earthly world,
    • remain right on into the seventh year — that is, until the change of
    • still quite recognizable. But with the seventh year — with the change
    • central etheric structure, at the time of puberty, the physical heart,
    • Then it gathers itself together, and there, clearly suspended within
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    • This edition of The Human Heart, is a reprint of a
    • and appears in the original German in
    • The Formation of the Etheric and the Astral Heart.
    • the first periods of life, and it is many years since I first
    • In early childhood, until the change of teeth, the whole body partakes
    • him. Language itself he will of course learn by imitation, but that
    • then united, to undergo our period of earthly existence between birth
    • from what we experience between birth and death here on earth. Hence
    • they are so utterly different from earthly conditions. Man models his
    • ideas on his earthly experiences, and it is to these ideas that we
    • descent, when he approaches the earth to imbue himself with a new
    • universe. Here on earth we live in the physical world — in the world
    • earthly intellect. But there is nothing in this world that is not
    • and in its lower portion something that appears more or less as an
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • This is of great significance. On our descent into the earthly world,
    • remain right on into the seventh year — that is, until the change of
    • still quite recognizable. But with the seventh year — with the change
    • central etheric structure, at the time of puberty, the physical heart,
    • Then it gathers itself together, and there, clearly suspended within
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    • no serious intention of really learning to understand what it condemns. In
    • Dornach near Basle,  
    • in this same place in January of the present year. Then as now, it was
    • requirements of earlier times. New discoveries have been made relating to
    • quite different from those of earlier times, inasmuch as they are based upon
    • the men of learning, took far too little account of this. They believed they
    • future. Anyone today speaking about these consequences may appear to be
    • the riddle-questions referred to, turn a deaf ear to them and avoid asking
    • expressing something which unprejudiced observation of scientific research
    • can discern very clearly, and concerning which, deception is only possible
    • concerning the evolution of the earth planet, which have grown up on
    • about which I am going to speak. According to that concept the earth and
    • and within this system the earth, so that through the continuous evolution
    • earth which we admire, came into being, man included. This view is
    • in the undivided state. Empiricism often leads us astray in our search
    • of the earth ball had established itself firmly even at the time when Goethe
    • which eventually becomes the earth, and as a densifying globe it passes
    • excrement of creation, the final form in which our earth would eventually be
    • pamphlet form bearing the title “The Mission of Spiritual Science and its
    • comparison, that the musical ear has to the perception which is focused
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    • no serious intention of really learning to understand what it condemns. In
    • Dornach near Basle,  
    • in this same place in January of the present year. Then as now, it was
    • requirements of earlier times. New discoveries have been made relating to
    • quite different from those of earlier times, inasmuch as they are based upon
    • the men of learning, took far too little account of this. They believed they
    • future. Anyone today speaking about these consequences may appear to be
    • the riddle-questions referred to, turn a deaf ear to them and avoid asking
    • expressing something which unprejudiced observation of scientific research
    • can discern very clearly, and concerning which, deception is only possible
    • concerning the evolution of the earth planet, which have grown up on
    • about which I am going to speak. According to that concept the earth and
    • and within this system the earth, so that through the continuous evolution
    • earth which we admire, came into being, man included. This view is
    • in the undivided state. Empiricism often leads us astray in our search
    • of the earth ball had established itself firmly even at the time when Goethe
    • which eventually becomes the earth, and as a densifying globe it passes
    • excrement of creation, the final form in which our earth would eventually be
    • pamphlet form bearing the title “The Mission of Spiritual Science and its
    • comparison, that the musical ear has to the perception which is focused
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    • anthroposophical concepts regarding the origin of man, the earth and
    • resultingly, certain definite qualities will appear in their
    • has been the common experience of all who have earnestly subjected
    • truths for you.” It appears as if this is to be achieved by a form of
    • given up because he did not succeed in a week, a month, a year or a
    • and small matters. The clearer the issues that a person perceives
    • the first step in the direction of higher learning, a person must free
    • In pondering the demands everyday life makes it becomes clear that it
    • person must be able to tear himself away from all sense impressions,
    • from what flows into him through his eyes, ears and his sense of touch.
    • thousands of years ago and will be true thousands of years hence. They
    • it completely. One must learn to love such sentences. If a person
    • and years until finally such powers of soul awaken in us. Then at last
    • gaze into soul and spirit realms. He turns his sight away from earth
    • all but that he learns to love it more and more. Thus he performs a
    • the great Spirits. He has learned to survey the whole panoramic
    • audible that he had never heard before. The world will radiate in a
    • hears come to him from the spirit realm. It is characteristic of the
    • spirit world that one “hears” it.
    • one's own initiative by hearing or reading special rules in
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    • anthroposophical concepts regarding the origin of man, the earth and
    • resultingly, certain definite qualities will appear in their
    • has been the common experience of all who have earnestly subjected
    • truths for you.” It appears as if this is to be achieved by a form of
    • given up because he did not succeed in a week, a month, a year or a
    • and small matters. The clearer the issues that a person perceives
    • the first step in the direction of higher learning, a person must free
    • In pondering the demands everyday life makes it becomes clear that it
    • person must be able to tear himself away from all sense impressions,
    • from what flows into him through his eyes, ears and his sense of touch.
    • thousands of years ago and will be true thousands of years hence. They
    • it completely. One must learn to love such sentences. If a person
    • and years until finally such powers of soul awaken in us. Then at last
    • gaze into soul and spirit realms. He turns his sight away from earth
    • all but that he learns to love it more and more. Thus he performs a
    • the great Spirits. He has learned to survey the whole panoramic
    • audible that he had never heard before. The world will radiate in a
    • hears come to him from the spirit realm. It is characteristic of the
    • spirit world that one “hears” it.
    • one's own initiative by hearing or reading special rules in
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    • being, two beings can be clearly distinguished. You will recall that
    • preearthly life. In a certain sense it is then sent down as spiritual
    • organization before the human being enters with his ego into earthly
    • essentially during the entire physical life on earth, but it does not
    • express itself during physical earthly life as something outwardly
    • Yet this pre-earthly
    • earthly life. And this is what I would like to speak about today.
    • aftereffect of the pre-earthly existence, which in earthly existence
    • appear during earthly life. During earthly life there is a continuous
    • encounter him here on earth, we can say that the ego flows in the
    • invisible forces. These forces can be clearly designated, however, if
    • the physical nature that surrounds the human being in his earthly
    • like the external processes of earthly nature and fall to pieces. In
    • enhances the breakdown processes and inwardly there appears that
    • is directed from above downward; it acts upon the earth from the
    • world-periphery directly down to the earth instead of entering the
    • through the ether atmosphere of the earth in the right way, can, for
    • gastric manifestations arise that appear after the ingestion of
    • and buzzing in the ears arise, because at first the breakdown
    • strengthened upbuilding processes. But when such symptoms appear they
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    • being, two beings can be clearly distinguished. You will recall that
    • preearthly life. In a certain sense it is then sent down as spiritual
    • organization before the human being enters with his ego into earthly
    • essentially during the entire physical life on earth, but it does not
    • express itself during physical earthly life as something outwardly
    • Yet this pre-earthly
    • earthly life. And this is what I would like to speak about today.
    • aftereffect of the pre-earthly existence, which in earthly existence
    • appear during earthly life. During earthly life there is a continuous
    • encounter him here on earth, we can say that the ego flows in the
    • invisible forces. These forces can be clearly designated, however, if
    • the physical nature that surrounds the human being in his earthly
    • like the external processes of earthly nature and fall to pieces. In
    • enhances the breakdown processes and inwardly there appears that
    • is directed from above downward; it acts upon the earth from the
    • world-periphery directly down to the earth instead of entering the
    • through the ether atmosphere of the earth in the right way, can, for
    • gastric manifestations arise that appear after the ingestion of
    • and buzzing in the ears arise, because at first the breakdown
    • strengthened upbuilding processes. But when such symptoms appear they
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    • Here I can only indicate what in earlier lectures and in such books as
    • What the spiritual investigator thereby learns of Christ Jesus calls
    • years ago, was not chosen without due reflection. It was selected to
    • are mystical while at the same time having occurred on earth.
    • life on earth he does not inherit everything from his mother and
    • life in the spirit to an existence on earth, and that the spiritual
    • capacities from incapacities, all bear witness to the sculpting power
    • look back from this present life to former lives on earth. We see that
    • former lives on earth and brought with us from the spiritual world
    • as we experience life on earth. From these experiences a soul-spiritual
    • years we arrange our lives in accordance with the spiritual forces we
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • with the first thirty to thirty-five years, or with the latter part.
    • period of human life lying beyond the thirtieth to thirty-fifth years.
    • Human development on earth has already passed the middle part of life.
    • especially bears out this fact. Modern pedagogy differs markedly from
    • become severed from the direct impulses of humanity. An earlier
    • of man that lies between the thirtieth and thirty-fifth years.
    • years in the life of an individual man. The individual man may use a
    • turning point of man's whole earthly development occurred. A
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    • Here I can only indicate what in earlier lectures and in such books as
    • What the spiritual investigator thereby learns of Christ Jesus calls
    • years ago, was not chosen without due reflection. It was selected to
    • are mystical while at the same time having occurred on earth.
    • life on earth he does not inherit everything from his mother and
    • life in the spirit to an existence on earth, and that the spiritual
    • capacities from incapacities, all bear witness to the sculpting power
    • look back from this present life to former lives on earth. We see that
    • former lives on earth and brought with us from the spiritual world
    • as we experience life on earth. From these experiences a soul-spiritual
    • years we arrange our lives in accordance with the spiritual forces we
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • with the first thirty to thirty-five years, or with the latter part.
    • period of human life lying beyond the thirtieth to thirty-fifth years.
    • Human development on earth has already passed the middle part of life.
    • especially bears out this fact. Modern pedagogy differs markedly from
    • become severed from the direct impulses of humanity. An earlier
    • of man that lies between the thirtieth and thirty-fifth years.
    • years in the life of an individual man. The individual man may use a
    • turning point of man's whole earthly development occurred. A
    • Maximum number of matches per file exceeded.
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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • My Dear Friends,
    • Penmaenmawr, it gives me heartfelt pleasure to be able now to give
    • Man, in accomplishing his work from day to day and from year to year, works
    • in the physical body which is given to him upon Earth, and through
    • which he is physically linked with all earthly life. So long as we
    • Earth, including that which we ourselves contribute to if, we shall of
    • Yet as I said in those earlier lectures, that which goes on for man
    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • retain the good effects of those early periods of sleep all through
    • asleep appear as darkness in the midst of life. And in reality it is to
    • also sleeping. The Ego as we know it in this earthly life is, to begin
    • Indeed if we look back into earlier epochs of human evolution upon
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • spiritual world into the physical and earthly; we leave it in the
    • spiritual world. Before we came down into earthly life it was in the
    • real man, standing upon Earth; here am I with my inmost being.’ We
    • spiritual world, and what is here of us on Earth is but a picture — an
    • on Earth, not as the real man himself, but as the picture of the real
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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • My Dear Friends,
    • Penmaenmawr, it gives me heartfelt pleasure to be able now to give
    • Man, in accomplishing his work from day to day and from year to year, works
    • in the physical body which is given to him upon Earth, and through
    • which he is physically linked with all earthly life. So long as we
    • Earth, including that which we ourselves contribute to if, we shall of
    • Yet as I said in those earlier lectures, that which goes on for man
    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • retain the good effects of those early periods of sleep all through
    • asleep appear as darkness in the midst of life. And in reality it is to
    • also sleeping. The Ego as we know it in this earthly life is, to begin
    • Indeed if we look back into earlier epochs of human evolution upon
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • spiritual world into the physical and earthly; we leave it in the
    • spiritual world. Before we came down into earthly life it was in the
    • real man, standing upon Earth; here am I with my inmost being.’ We
    • spiritual world, and what is here of us on Earth is but a picture — an
    • on Earth, not as the real man himself, but as the picture of the real
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    • hearts throughout the ages whenever one of the old plays, such as the one
    • portraying the Heavenly Child and His earthly destiny
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • Nathan child, only appear to be more complicated. In the Nathan Jesus boy
    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • Nathan Jesus. He appeared then for the first time as a human being in an
    • earthly body, and soon after birth addressed his mother in a language that
    • childhood. We must bear this in mind if we wish to understand what simple
    • highest art the mystery of human evolution on earth and the relationship
    • covered with paintings that expressed this, and the earth had been brought
    • aware of what their rank on earth implies. The procession emerging from the
    • possess," is what they hear. The physical body is represented by the
    • soul in its claws to carry off, and every angel bears away a soul under its
    • eternal being during the first three years of childhood. I have tried to
    • men felt this close connection between what appears in childhood and the
    • and others, but they lived much earlier and it is not
    • year with the divine impulse of the Christ.
    • received the ego of Zarathustra in his twelfth year and the Christ in his
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • atmosphere of the earth itself. In the storms that ride over the fields,
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    • hearts throughout the ages whenever one of the old plays, such as the one
    • portraying the Heavenly Child and His earthly destiny
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • Nathan child, only appear to be more complicated. In the Nathan Jesus boy
    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • Nathan Jesus. He appeared then for the first time as a human being in an
    • earthly body, and soon after birth addressed his mother in a language that
    • childhood. We must bear this in mind if we wish to understand what simple
    • highest art the mystery of human evolution on earth and the relationship
    • covered with paintings that expressed this, and the earth had been brought
    • aware of what their rank on earth implies. The procession emerging from the
    • possess," is what they hear. The physical body is represented by the
    • soul in its claws to carry off, and every angel bears away a soul under its
    • eternal being during the first three years of childhood. I have tried to
    • men felt this close connection between what appears in childhood and the
    • and others, but they lived much earlier and it is not
    • year with the divine impulse of the Christ.
    • received the ego of Zarathustra in his twelfth year and the Christ in his
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • atmosphere of the earth itself. In the storms that ride over the fields,
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    • Let us be clear as to one
    • particular point: What can we discover if the things which we have learned
    • time of ancient Atlantis the human souls came down to the earth after their
    • substance of the earth. From descriptions which have already been given in
    • this will not appear in a very marked way upon his physiognomy.
    • evolution of the earth, the human beings will therefore be born with
    • constitution is like, for his outward appearance shall reveal it. In
    • heredity: we resemble our parents, our ancestors and bear the
    • species; particularly those animals shall have disappeared from the earth
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • These are earnest thoughts,
    • tremendously earnest thoughts. A good way of transforming the dreams of
    • conviction! Let us bear in mind the fact that if our etheric body is to
    • body, its strength should be evident through the fact that we learn to
    • very earnest and real. This will be the attitude which will be able to
    • the moment when the etheric shape of Christ shall appear to us, and so
    • that we may take this up with due earnestness and in the right
    • which will load such a fearful fate upon mankind.
    • attitude will disappear, it will disappear completely! Another attitude
    • appeared to me at a certain moment and it has told me this or that. I
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    • Let us be clear as to one
    • particular point: What can we discover if the things which we have learned
    • time of ancient Atlantis the human souls came down to the earth after their
    • substance of the earth. From descriptions which have already been given in
    • this will not appear in a very marked way upon his physiognomy.
    • evolution of the earth, the human beings will therefore be born with
    • constitution is like, for his outward appearance shall reveal it. In
    • heredity: we resemble our parents, our ancestors and bear the
    • species; particularly those animals shall have disappeared from the earth
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • These are earnest thoughts,
    • tremendously earnest thoughts. A good way of transforming the dreams of
    • conviction! Let us bear in mind the fact that if our etheric body is to
    • body, its strength should be evident through the fact that we learn to
    • very earnest and real. This will be the attitude which will be able to
    • the moment when the etheric shape of Christ shall appear to us, and so
    • that we may take this up with due earnestness and in the right
    • which will load such a fearful fate upon mankind.
    • attitude will disappear, it will disappear completely! Another attitude
    • appeared to me at a certain moment and it has told me this or that. I
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    • Anthroposophists often hear objections to spiritual science from
    • improvement in the near future. The prospects of change are by no means
    • today. There are whole branches of learning that are taught in such a way
    • that throughout the entire school year the student will be unable to spend
    • his time and energy really thinking through what he has heard from his
    • just had to learn!
    • worse than to feel remote in your heart from the things you have to do
    • up in a healthy way. A man will not merely learn that he consists of
    • clear picture in my mind of all the surroundings. Having done this, I will
    • gradually disappears.”
    • bearer of memory. But now assume you have advised someone to do this
    • the nervous tendencies will disappear. In such cases, life itself
    • Here is another example that may also appear trivial on the surface. You
    • to write a particular style of penmanship and after a few years were
    • example, which are usually learned in chronological sequence, can be
    • cultivated from early youth, it is, perhaps, not quite so useful in later
    • life. Nevertheless, it is still a good exercise to practice in later years.
    • a clear picture of his movements and gestures. Few people actually know
    • been neglected in our earlier education.
    • the child, especially during the first seven years, and it will soon become
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    • Anthroposophists often hear objections to spiritual science from
    • improvement in the near future. The prospects of change are by no means
    • today. There are whole branches of learning that are taught in such a way
    • that throughout the entire school year the student will be unable to spend
    • his time and energy really thinking through what he has heard from his
    • just had to learn!
    • worse than to feel remote in your heart from the things you have to do
    • up in a healthy way. A man will not merely learn that he consists of
    • clear picture in my mind of all the surroundings. Having done this, I will
    • gradually disappears.”
    • bearer of memory. But now assume you have advised someone to do this
    • the nervous tendencies will disappear. In such cases, life itself
    • Here is another example that may also appear trivial on the surface. You
    • to write a particular style of penmanship and after a few years were
    • example, which are usually learned in chronological sequence, can be
    • cultivated from early youth, it is, perhaps, not quite so useful in later
    • life. Nevertheless, it is still a good exercise to practice in later years.
    • a clear picture of his movements and gestures. Few people actually know
    • been neglected in our earlier education.
    • the child, especially during the first seven years, and it will soon become
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  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • Martha Bosch edited it. In the German it appears in
    • come to a more or less clear awareness of how uncertain, how vacillating
    • proceed outside in nature. Man takes the substances of the earth into
    • always permeated by nature processes. A substance only appears outwardly
    • head, heart, wherever? What kind of processes are these? These are also
    • years ago. Although it is generally imagined that it is easy for spiritual
    • thirty years. It is thought that one only needs to look into the spiritual
    • years ago. I was only able to speak about it a few years ago after
    • organism in such a way that it appears to you in its three-foldness, then
    • clearly if we subject it to a certain physical-chemical process. Then the
    • antimony mirror, wherever it deposits, appears like ice-flowers in the
    • plastically rounding force, and the other force which works linearly right
    • becomes clear through a more exacting study of the matter — with
    • organism, but that is not the case. One must be clear about how these
    • and treatment. This will become transparently clear if anthroposophical
    • chemical-pharmaceutical laboratories in Arlesheim, near Dornach, as
    • who has a heartfelt interest in the health of his fellow man.
    • the eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh years of life, then he does not have
    • are applied specifically in support of those forces which earlier I have
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • Martha Bosch edited it. In the German it appears in
    • come to a more or less clear awareness of how uncertain, how vacillating
    • proceed outside in nature. Man takes the substances of the earth into
    • always permeated by nature processes. A substance only appears outwardly
    • head, heart, wherever? What kind of processes are these? These are also
    • years ago. Although it is generally imagined that it is easy for spiritual
    • thirty years. It is thought that one only needs to look into the spiritual
    • years ago. I was only able to speak about it a few years ago after
    • organism in such a way that it appears to you in its three-foldness, then
    • clearly if we subject it to a certain physical-chemical process. Then the
    • antimony mirror, wherever it deposits, appears like ice-flowers in the
    • plastically rounding force, and the other force which works linearly right
    • becomes clear through a more exacting study of the matter — with
    • organism, but that is not the case. One must be clear about how these
    • and treatment. This will become transparently clear if anthroposophical
    • chemical-pharmaceutical laboratories in Arlesheim, near Dornach, as
    • who has a heartfelt interest in the health of his fellow man.
    • the eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh years of life, then he does not have
    • are applied specifically in support of those forces which earlier I have
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • recent Group meetings have already heard much concerning this Mystery:
    • time in our Earth-evolution there took place the union of the
    • Being walked upon the Earth of whom it may be said, “By virtue of this
    • our Earth-existence.”
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • House of David, was a very special Being. In the twelfth year of the
    • thirtieth year the Nathan child with the Ego of Zarathustra made
    • into the spiritual Earth-sphere, so that mankind may become more and
    • Golgotha, can pour forth spiritual forces into the souls and hearts of
    • into the earthly souls and bodies for the salvation of mankind. In all
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth, so did that which was brought
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • Mystery into the hearts and souls of men.
    • deeper understanding of the heart is not yet ready. One thing is clear
    • glimmerings of a feeling for Christ. Nor during the first few years
    • of Golgotha has entered the earthly evolution of man, so is it also
    • The child learns to walk; that is to say, he learns to raise himself
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
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    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
    • recent Group meetings have already heard much concerning this Mystery:
    • time in our Earth-evolution there took place the union of the
    • Being walked upon the Earth of whom it may be said, “By virtue of this
    • our Earth-existence.”
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • House of David, was a very special Being. In the twelfth year of the
    • thirtieth year the Nathan child with the Ego of Zarathustra made
    • into the spiritual Earth-sphere, so that mankind may become more and
    • Golgotha, can pour forth spiritual forces into the souls and hearts of
    • into the earthly souls and bodies for the salvation of mankind. In all
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth, so did that which was brought
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • Mystery into the hearts and souls of men.
    • deeper understanding of the heart is not yet ready. One thing is clear
    • glimmerings of a feeling for Christ. Nor during the first few years
    • of Golgotha has entered the earthly evolution of man, so is it also
    • The child learns to walk; that is to say, he learns to raise himself
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • by beings of earth but also by the beings of the higher hierarchies,
    • truths we have studied in many aspects during recent years.
    • Earth
    • world. But each epoch must at the same time prepare, bear within it in
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • significant characteristics of men living on the earth at the peak of
    • heavens to the earth in the second epoch still hovered over the souls
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • earth in the sixth epoch of civilization. In our groups we perform
    • fighting against one another on the earth, but this, after all, is
    • lectures given in past years, we know that Eastern Europe is inhabited
    • comes down to the earth and can permeate the souls of men. This must
    • remained at an earlier stage, whereas the form of group soul life that
    • retained in the forces of old age, but in his later years the human
    • heard, elements that in reality have in them the right kernel, namely,
    • the earth when he is incarnated in the sixth epoch of culture. The
    • word) — if God were to appear, should we be able immediately to
    • his identity first. If a being claiming to be God were to appear, we
    • And neighbor trunks with crushing weight bear down,
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    • by beings of earth but also by the beings of the higher hierarchies,
    • truths we have studied in many aspects during recent years.
    • Earth
    • world. But each epoch must at the same time prepare, bear within it in
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • significant characteristics of men living on the earth at the peak of
    • heavens to the earth in the second epoch still hovered over the souls
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • earth in the sixth epoch of civilization. In our groups we perform
    • fighting against one another on the earth, but this, after all, is
    • lectures given in past years, we know that Eastern Europe is inhabited
    • comes down to the earth and can permeate the souls of men. This must
    • remained at an earlier stage, whereas the form of group soul life that
    • retained in the forces of old age, but in his later years the human
    • heard, elements that in reality have in them the right kernel, namely,
    • the earth when he is incarnated in the sixth epoch of culture. The
    • word) — if God were to appear, should we be able immediately to
    • his identity first. If a being claiming to be God were to appear, we
    • And neighbor trunks with crushing weight bear down,
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • to eat meat than to abstain and yet yearn for it, we are told
    • fears aroused by our industrialized agriculture, the individual
    • offer a more mundane subject than many we have heard here. It will
    • its feet. On the other hand, the opposite can perhaps also be heard
    • widely discussed from other angles, it might be interesting to hear
    • Bearing this in mind, we can raise the question
    • certain justification after all. We must continually bear in mind
    • substances, and consequently search for the best method to satisfy
    • appears to be a conglomeration of chemical events.
    • made. We have often heard that the physical body is sustained by
    • relationship by bearing in mind the influence of light on plants.
    • individual man represents a species. Men appear to be the spiritual
    • earthly life, need not necessarily grow out of the virginal nature
    • Tea, which tears thoughts asunder, is the opposite. This is why tea
    • moved by the earnestness of life to develop certain psychic healing
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • to eat meat than to abstain and yet yearn for it, we are told
    • fears aroused by our industrialized agriculture, the individual
    • offer a more mundane subject than many we have heard here. It will
    • its feet. On the other hand, the opposite can perhaps also be heard
    • widely discussed from other angles, it might be interesting to hear
    • Bearing this in mind, we can raise the question
    • certain justification after all. We must continually bear in mind
    • substances, and consequently search for the best method to satisfy
    • appears to be a conglomeration of chemical events.
    • made. We have often heard that the physical body is sustained by
    • relationship by bearing in mind the influence of light on plants.
    • individual man represents a species. Men appear to be the spiritual
    • earthly life, need not necessarily grow out of the virginal nature
    • Tea, which tears thoughts asunder, is the opposite. This is why tea
    • moved by the earnestness of life to develop certain psychic healing
  • Title: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • very deepest questions presented by the evolution of humankind upon earth.
    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • When we look back upon the beginning of human evolution on earth, and
    • follow it through the thousands of years that preceded the Mystery of
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • and meaning that the evolution of the earth has acquired through the fact
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • which we have been concerned for many years — namely, the relationship of
    • Christ Jesus to that being whose outer reflection appears in the sun. The
    • course of many years. I have told you: We look back into the first
    • portrayed Isis holding the child Horus. The motif of that earlier picture
    • congruence between what appears in Christianity and the old pagan mysteries.
    • search for the dead Osiris. We know that Osiris, the representative of the
    • body away. Isis, the spouse of Osiris, sets out on her search and finds him
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • between the powers of heaven and the powers of earth in a deeply meaningful
    • earth. The ancient Egyptian sage imagines in a spirit-filled way how the
    • powers which shine down from the sun, enter the earth and then become part
    • of the earth, and how, as powers of the sun buried in the earth, they then
    • hand over to the human being what matures out of the earth. The Egyptian myth
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    • very deepest questions presented by the evolution of humankind upon earth.
    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • When we look back upon the beginning of human evolution on earth, and
    • follow it through the thousands of years that preceded the Mystery of
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • and meaning that the evolution of the earth has acquired through the fact
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • which we have been concerned for many years — namely, the relationship of
    • Christ Jesus to that being whose outer reflection appears in the sun. The
    • course of many years. I have told you: We look back into the first
    • portrayed Isis holding the child Horus. The motif of that earlier picture
    • congruence between what appears in Christianity and the old pagan mysteries.
    • search for the dead Osiris. We know that Osiris, the representative of the
    • body away. Isis, the spouse of Osiris, sets out on her search and finds him
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • between the powers of heaven and the powers of earth in a deeply meaningful
    • earth. The ancient Egyptian sage imagines in a spirit-filled way how the
    • powers which shine down from the sun, enter the earth and then become part
    • of the earth, and how, as powers of the sun buried in the earth, they then
    • hand over to the human being what matures out of the earth. The Egyptian myth
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  • Title: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • My dear Friends,
    • Suppose that we observe an animal during the course of a year. We will find
    • according to the time of year it will form a chrysalis (pupate), at another
    • larger human communities during earlier stages of the earth's evolution
    • of the earth.
    • are revealed most clearly, we find that its experience spans a comparatively
    • short space of time — a year. Then the cycle repeats itself.
    • thread through long ages of our earth's planetary evolution, as we have
    • earlier peoples. Their pictorial consciousness gradually diminished during
    • during the course of a year. Now in ancient times people still
    • the month of September takes its place in the course of the year, so does
    • deposited me into earthly life through birth. But to give myself up to
    • within the cycle of the year: man must learn to live as part of the earth's
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
    • way an animal stands within the course of the year. Now, in order to gain a
    • life on earth, we shall have to look at human life from ever-differing
    • about the inhabited earth, what are know as the Mysteries. We find that
    • various groups of people, living their lives scattered about the earth,
    • importantly, they learned to know the so-called three kingdoms of nature
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    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • My dear Friends,
    • Suppose that we observe an animal during the course of a year. We will find
    • according to the time of year it will form a chrysalis (pupate), at another
    • larger human communities during earlier stages of the earth's evolution
    • of the earth.
    • are revealed most clearly, we find that its experience spans a comparatively
    • short space of time — a year. Then the cycle repeats itself.
    • thread through long ages of our earth's planetary evolution, as we have
    • earlier peoples. Their pictorial consciousness gradually diminished during
    • during the course of a year. Now in ancient times people still
    • the month of September takes its place in the course of the year, so does
    • deposited me into earthly life through birth. But to give myself up to
    • within the cycle of the year: man must learn to live as part of the earth's
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
    • way an animal stands within the course of the year. Now, in order to gain a
    • life on earth, we shall have to look at human life from ever-differing
    • about the inhabited earth, what are know as the Mysteries. We find that
    • various groups of people, living their lives scattered about the earth,
    • importantly, they learned to know the so-called three kingdoms of nature
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • puberty, and from puberty till about the twenty-first year. If you do not
    • seven-year stages. The pushing through of our permanent teeth, as I have
    • physical body between birth and the seventh year, and this work comes to
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • 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
    • year and go to sleep at puberty in the depths of the body, are drawn forth
    • twenty-first year — it would be too much of an assertion to say that this
    • man's nature as it appears in ordinary life. Only there it is not so obvious.
    • that is, from our point of view, the forces of the earth. Yes indeed, the
    • forces of the earth are perpetually working into man. And it is our forces
    • the earth. The forces of understanding come to us from the world's
    • how the forces of our own planet earth live within us. The moment we
    • enter birth the forces of planet earth are active within us.
    • of life, that is, up till the seventh year, the fourteenth year and the
    • twenty-first year. The will working in us up till the seventh year works
    • age of seven, it is the force of the earth's depths that are active. If you
    • want to see an actual manifestation of the forces of the earth's interior,
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    • Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works it appears as the second lecture
    • puberty, and from puberty till about the twenty-first year. If you do not
    • seven-year stages. The pushing through of our permanent teeth, as I have
    • physical body between birth and the seventh year, and this work comes to
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • 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
    • year and go to sleep at puberty in the depths of the body, are drawn forth
    • twenty-first year — it would be too much of an assertion to say that this
    • man's nature as it appears in ordinary life. Only there it is not so obvious.
    • that is, from our point of view, the forces of the earth. Yes indeed, the
    • forces of the earth are perpetually working into man. And it is our forces
    • the earth. The forces of understanding come to us from the world's
    • how the forces of our own planet earth live within us. The moment we
    • enter birth the forces of planet earth are active within us.
    • of life, that is, up till the seventh year, the fourteenth year and the
    • twenty-first year. The will working in us up till the seventh year works
    • age of seven, it is the force of the earth's depths that are active. If you
    • want to see an actual manifestation of the forces of the earth's interior,
    • Maximum number of matches per file exceeded.
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • It appeared in the ANTHROPOSOPHICAL REVIEW in two sections, in Vol. I,
    • The times themselves speak clearly enough, demanding that we should
    • Spiritual Science. Not only do outward circumstances speak clearly,
    • average about 2000 years. Therefore much remains to be done in this
    • which in earlier periods man felt instinctively and judged
    • instinctive. Only when the instinctive nature which has appeared in
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • to mention the appearance of the so-called Social Question.
    • But he who has earnestly studied our anthroposophically oriented
    • characteristics, we must clearly see the common elements in the
    • One sees this phenomenon most clearly when one thinks of the direct
    • In earlier periods the development of the anti-social forces was not
    • In earlier periods there were tribes and classes. Our age strives
    • Just as no man can claim to do arithmetic if he has never learned his
    • reforms and the like when he has never learned those things which we
    • social demands, often appear to those who know, as individuals who
    • the human being really must continue to learn throughout his whole
    • developed up to their 20th or 25th year, that then one only has to
    • It almost sounds paradoxical to say today that no clear conception of
    • nearest to hand, thereby enhancing our self-love, but to feel it our
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    • It appeared in the ANTHROPOSOPHICAL REVIEW in two sections, in Vol. I,
    • The times themselves speak clearly enough, demanding that we should
    • Spiritual Science. Not only do outward circumstances speak clearly,
    • average about 2000 years. Therefore much remains to be done in this
    • which in earlier periods man felt instinctively and judged
    • instinctive. Only when the instinctive nature which has appeared in
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • to mention the appearance of the so-called Social Question.
    • But he who has earnestly studied our anthroposophically oriented
    • characteristics, we must clearly see the common elements in the
    • One sees this phenomenon most clearly when one thinks of the direct
    • In earlier periods the development of the anti-social forces was not
    • In earlier periods there were tribes and classes. Our age strives
    • Just as no man can claim to do arithmetic if he has never learned his
    • reforms and the like when he has never learned those things which we
    • social demands, often appear to those who know, as individuals who
    • the human being really must continue to learn throughout his whole
    • developed up to their 20th or 25th year, that then one only has to
    • It almost sounds paradoxical to say today that no clear conception of
    • nearest to hand, thereby enhancing our self-love, but to feel it our
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  • Title: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • Company. Translated by Dorothy Osmond. This lecture appeared in
    • Epoch. I tried to show how, from about the year 1200 A.D. onwards,
    • soul belonging to earlier centuries — by those decadent Nibelung
    • traits which appeared particularly among the ruling strata in the
    • clear about them — as to what must come into being as a new social
    • out-and-out phrasemonger as Wildenbruch! In the course of years I have
    • Among those who of recent years have been talking a great deal about
    • townsfolk, which has its start about the year 1200 and lasts right on
    • as one learns to apprehend it through anthroposophical spiritual
    • wander through the chapters like a ghost from the year 1749 to the
    • year 1832. What is described is a spectral Goethe — not what Goethe
    • through a man's own soul. But men who are impelled to live earnestly
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • souls of men in Middle Europe earlier than that of Greece, namely the
    • it will be clear that this mediaeval history is really the story of
    • and then it will be clear that we have arrived at the point of time
    • The year 1200 is the time of Walter von der Vogelweide, the time when
    • bearers of this middle-class culture, which reached its culmination in
    • souls, the bearers of this culture were seeking for the spirit without
    • realm of Greek culture! They learnt Greek in their intermediate
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    • Company. Translated by Dorothy Osmond. This lecture appeared in
    • Epoch. I tried to show how, from about the year 1200 A.D. onwards,
    • soul belonging to earlier centuries — by those decadent Nibelung
    • traits which appeared particularly among the ruling strata in the
    • clear about them — as to what must come into being as a new social
    • out-and-out phrasemonger as Wildenbruch! In the course of years I have
    • Among those who of recent years have been talking a great deal about
    • townsfolk, which has its start about the year 1200 and lasts right on
    • as one learns to apprehend it through anthroposophical spiritual
    • wander through the chapters like a ghost from the year 1749 to the
    • year 1832. What is described is a spectral Goethe — not what Goethe
    • through a man's own soul. But men who are impelled to live earnestly
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • souls of men in Middle Europe earlier than that of Greece, namely the
    • it will be clear that this mediaeval history is really the story of
    • and then it will be clear that we have arrived at the point of time
    • The year 1200 is the time of Walter von der Vogelweide, the time when
    • bearers of this middle-class culture, which reached its culmination in
    • souls, the bearers of this culture were seeking for the spirit without
    • realm of Greek culture! They learnt Greek in their intermediate
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • night on the other side of the earth where we are not living, so does
    • dream. But at any rate it is clearer than the workings of will. It
    • to know it, learns to know the force by which the human being can be
    • anyone through spiritual training, it is for him as it was for earlier
    • the ear that hears of it. — Nevertheless man must realize that life
    • when it surge upwards into mental life, it becomes still clearer but at
    • the ocean-depths of the soul that man bears the sun-nature today. It
    • mouth that speaks of it and sinful the ear that hears of it.
    • learnt in the Mysteries as the last remnants of the ancient,
    • Physically it appears as though the sun gives the planets light, but
    • regarded as the earthly source of Light — not indeed as the source
    • knowledge that the Palladium was guarded in Rome, the early Christians
    • Constantinople, and he caused the Palladium to be buried in the earth
    • The Sun-Mystery has disappeared into the nether regions of human
    • is brought into the clear light of consciousness, only when men can
    • If our hearts are in the right place, knowledge of the course of
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • night on the other side of the earth where we are not living, so does
    • dream. But at any rate it is clearer than the workings of will. It
    • to know it, learns to know the force by which the human being can be
    • anyone through spiritual training, it is for him as it was for earlier
    • the ear that hears of it. — Nevertheless man must realize that life
    • when it surge upwards into mental life, it becomes still clearer but at
    • the ocean-depths of the soul that man bears the sun-nature today. It
    • mouth that speaks of it and sinful the ear that hears of it.
    • learnt in the Mysteries as the last remnants of the ancient,
    • Physically it appears as though the sun gives the planets light, but
    • regarded as the earthly source of Light — not indeed as the source
    • knowledge that the Palladium was guarded in Rome, the early Christians
    • Constantinople, and he caused the Palladium to be buried in the earth
    • The Sun-Mystery has disappeared into the nether regions of human
    • is brought into the clear light of consciousness, only when men can
    • If our hearts are in the right place, knowledge of the course of
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    • T will be clear, I think, from what has been said on earlier
    • his search. We have at the same time the feeling that whatever in the
    • to human cognition since very early times. We have only to recall the
    • We shall perhaps be able to come to a clearer idea of the tasks of the
    • present day in this connection if we go back to earlier ages and
    • knowledge that the pupils of wisdom in early times had to tread.
    • without fear the revelations that await him at the Threshold. Again, in
    • processes in the life of soul, cannot bear the same meaning for
    • Strange though it may sound, it becomes clear to us if we are able to
    • survey the course of human evolution, that what men feared in those
    • planets revolve round the sun, with the earth as a planet among the
    • men have had. In earlier times, quite another picture of the world
    • lived in the general consciousness of mankind. The earth was seen in
    • the centre, and the sun and stars revolving round the earth. Man had,
    • through space, together with the earth, at a terrific speed. As for
    • Now, this heliocentric picture of the world already existed in earlier
    • ages. Plutarch is a writer from whom we can learn a great deal
    • into early Greek times, into an epoch many centuries before the Middle
    • the earth revolves round the sun as centre, while the sphere of the
    • circumference of the circle described by the earth is to the distance
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    • T will be clear, I think, from what has been said on earlier
    • his search. We have at the same time the feeling that whatever in the
    • to human cognition since very early times. We have only to recall the
    • We shall perhaps be able to come to a clearer idea of the tasks of the
    • present day in this connection if we go back to earlier ages and
    • knowledge that the pupils of wisdom in early times had to tread.
    • without fear the revelations that await him at the Threshold. Again, in
    • processes in the life of soul, cannot bear the same meaning for
    • Strange though it may sound, it becomes clear to us if we are able to
    • survey the course of human evolution, that what men feared in those
    • planets revolve round the sun, with the earth as a planet among the
    • men have had. In earlier times, quite another picture of the world
    • lived in the general consciousness of mankind. The earth was seen in
    • the centre, and the sun and stars revolving round the earth. Man had,
    • through space, together with the earth, at a terrific speed. As for
    • Now, this heliocentric picture of the world already existed in earlier
    • ages. Plutarch is a writer from whom we can learn a great deal
    • into early Greek times, into an epoch many centuries before the Middle
    • the earth revolves round the sun as centre, while the sphere of the
    • circumference of the circle described by the earth is to the distance
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    • earlier than our own there was a deeper knowledge of man's being and
    • built up in pre-earthly existence — of this people are wholly unaware.
    • In his pre-earthly existence man lives in a world of pure Spirit,
    • physical body here on earth is but an after-copy of the spirit-germ
    • that is elaborated, in a certain sense, by man himself in pre-earthly
    • In earthly life the human being is conscious of his physical body, but
    • and pre-earthly existence. If out of laziness or untruthfulness he
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • this thread. In pre-earthly existence a delicate spiritual wool is
    • body. Many threads connect this physical body with pre-earthly
    • early stages of the epoch of the Spiritual Soul
    • the threads that bind him with pre-earthly existence, this works right
    • the physical body to pre-earthly existence. If they break, man must
    • What is it that can strengthen man in this sense of being? In earthly
    • with pre-earthly existence remains intact.
    • short time before the descent from pre-earthly to earthly existence.
    • up our own etheric body. Now in earlier epochs of evolution man had a
    • This will become clear if we think of the significance of beauty as
    • whole universe to mould his etheric body within earthly existence.
    • in earlier ages. Nothing of the same kind is present in modern
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    • earlier than our own there was a deeper knowledge of man's being and
    • built up in pre-earthly existence — of this people are wholly unaware.
    • In his pre-earthly existence man lives in a world of pure Spirit,
    • physical body here on earth is but an after-copy of the spirit-germ
    • that is elaborated, in a certain sense, by man himself in pre-earthly
    • In earthly life the human being is conscious of his physical body, but
    • and pre-earthly existence. If out of laziness or untruthfulness he
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • this thread. In pre-earthly existence a delicate spiritual wool is
    • body. Many threads connect this physical body with pre-earthly
    • early stages of the epoch of the Spiritual Soul
    • the threads that bind him with pre-earthly existence, this works right
    • the physical body to pre-earthly existence. If they break, man must
    • What is it that can strengthen man in this sense of being? In earthly
    • with pre-earthly existence remains intact.
    • short time before the descent from pre-earthly to earthly existence.
    • up our own etheric body. Now in earlier epochs of evolution man had a
    • This will become clear if we think of the significance of beauty as
    • whole universe to mould his etheric body within earthly existence.
    • in earlier ages. Nothing of the same kind is present in modern
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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • this time of festival, with this season which yearly renews the memory
    • tradition sees the meaning of all earth-evolution. These three
    • these yearly celebrations. The way in which the Christmas mystery
    • during the course of the years, we have considered the
    • call to mind something which can become clear to any one who considers
    • Jesus on the earth.
    • Thus we are shown two ways by which this earlier humanity reached what
    • thousand years after the beginning of the post-Atlantean period, or
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • At the time when the Mystery of Golgotha took place on earth the
    • existed, and we are clearly shown in the Gospels, if we rightly
    • the poor shepherds out in the fields, who in the piety of their hearts
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • place open the earth quite beyond ordinary human ken.
    • wisdom in the Three Wisemen from the Orient. We are shown clearly that
    • understanding of earthly happenings. For to them the starry world was
    • as might illuminate human life upon the earth.
    • were not able to think as clearly as we can now. Geometry and
    • 2000 years, or even 1000 years, before the Mystery of Golgotha (such
    • for thousands of years as something communicated only to the most
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    • this time of festival, with this season which yearly renews the memory
    • tradition sees the meaning of all earth-evolution. These three
    • these yearly celebrations. The way in which the Christmas mystery
    • during the course of the years, we have considered the
    • call to mind something which can become clear to any one who considers
    • Jesus on the earth.
    • Thus we are shown two ways by which this earlier humanity reached what
    • thousand years after the beginning of the post-Atlantean period, or
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • At the time when the Mystery of Golgotha took place on earth the
    • existed, and we are clearly shown in the Gospels, if we rightly
    • the poor shepherds out in the fields, who in the piety of their hearts
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • place open the earth quite beyond ordinary human ken.
    • wisdom in the Three Wisemen from the Orient. We are shown clearly that
    • understanding of earthly happenings. For to them the starry world was
    • as might illuminate human life upon the earth.
    • were not able to think as clearly as we can now. Geometry and
    • 2000 years, or even 1000 years, before the Mystery of Golgotha (such
    • for thousands of years as something communicated only to the most
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • such circles as have heard something of the spirit in this
    • the heart, it must be able to take up a position with regard to those
    • more than fifty years ago. The idea of this arrangement — the
    • college of doctors: the learned gentlemen were asked, purely from a
    • it if railways were built. The learned gentlemen said it was
    • practical ones. And from this point of view Spiritual Science appears
    • a truly significant man, who twenty five years ago, pitted himself
    • learned professions, and who, from the standpoint of his
    • the methods of this learned professor were applied to himself. After
    • the women's question does not bear witness to the fact that those who
    • includes far more than that of admitting women into the learned
    • years ago, had imagined in theory.
    • learned professions — and to numerous others — and
    • progress consciously, clearly, and with insight, if we wish to
    • humanity changes far faster than on the surface it may appear to do.
    • only in our time? Let us be quite clear about this.
    • earlier times, have women then had no influence at all? Have they
    • the relation of man and woman in earlier times when quite different
    • labourer in earlier centuries. One cannot say that the peasant woman
    • than was the case in earlier economic life. Woman is not suited to
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    • such circles as have heard something of the spirit in this
    • the heart, it must be able to take up a position with regard to those
    • more than fifty years ago. The idea of this arrangement — the
    • college of doctors: the learned gentlemen were asked, purely from a
    • it if railways were built. The learned gentlemen said it was
    • practical ones. And from this point of view Spiritual Science appears
    • a truly significant man, who twenty five years ago, pitted himself
    • learned professions, and who, from the standpoint of his
    • the methods of this learned professor were applied to himself. After
    • the women's question does not bear witness to the fact that those who
    • includes far more than that of admitting women into the learned
    • years ago, had imagined in theory.
    • learned professions — and to numerous others — and
    • progress consciously, clearly, and with insight, if we wish to
    • humanity changes far faster than on the surface it may appear to do.
    • only in our time? Let us be quite clear about this.
    • earlier times, have women then had no influence at all? Have they
    • the relation of man and woman in earlier times when quite different
    • labourer in earlier centuries. One cannot say that the peasant woman
    • than was the case in earlier economic life. Woman is not suited to
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  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • teaching; only those who had trained their hearts and minds
    • prepare their hearts and minds in an adequate way for the reception
    • the earth through the Christ who rose from the dead. But we cannot go
    • which the Christ appeared to him through the event at Damascus. This
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • knowledge of the living Christ and we should bear in mind what this
    • at Damascus? We must bear in mind what it implied for Paul, initiated
    • lived on earth as Christ-Jesus, had been condemned to a shameful
    • great truths of the past connected with man's earthly evolution, a
    • who lived on the earth did not possess a knowledge of the kind termed
    • “knowledge” by us. The first men who lived on the earth
    • beings who descended to the earth from higher worlds could impart
    • past of human evolution on earth, it was a well-known fact that men
    • earth from spiritual worlds. This condition, transcending the earthly
    • descending into an earthly body. During that state of consciousness
    • souls experienced before their descent into an earthly body through
    • look back on a divine spiritual wisdom received here on earth by men
    • it is so: the oldest inhabitants of the earth knew nothing of death,
    • and of the soul. Birth and death appeared to them as a metamorphosis,
    • in its progressive evolution and considered life on earth as an
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    • teaching; only those who had trained their hearts and minds
    • prepare their hearts and minds in an adequate way for the reception
    • the earth through the Christ who rose from the dead. But we cannot go
    • which the Christ appeared to him through the event at Damascus. This
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • knowledge of the living Christ and we should bear in mind what this
    • at Damascus? We must bear in mind what it implied for Paul, initiated
    • lived on earth as Christ-Jesus, had been condemned to a shameful
    • great truths of the past connected with man's earthly evolution, a
    • who lived on the earth did not possess a knowledge of the kind termed
    • “knowledge” by us. The first men who lived on the earth
    • beings who descended to the earth from higher worlds could impart
    • past of human evolution on earth, it was a well-known fact that men
    • earth from spiritual worlds. This condition, transcending the earthly
    • descending into an earthly body. During that state of consciousness
    • souls experienced before their descent into an earthly body through
    • look back on a divine spiritual wisdom received here on earth by men
    • it is so: the oldest inhabitants of the earth knew nothing of death,
    • and of the soul. Birth and death appeared to them as a metamorphosis,
    • in its progressive evolution and considered life on earth as an
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  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • and of which the concrete form is a mere representation. I could learn
    • learn to know super-sensible facts by way of the sense-world. This was
    • clearly what it is that we really gain from a mathematical figure.
    • “Learn to emancipate thyself from the senses by mathematics,
    • understand. He must learn through the elementary mathematical
    • courage to make this giddy height their goal: — “Learn to
    • the realm of sense what thou hast learned about the Circle by
    • thyself an imperishable and eternal knowledge when thou learnest to
    • Now, within the last few years, mathematical science has made
    • magnitudes has become in recent years a powerful educational means for
    • super-sensible with the same enlightened clearness as the elementary
    • Plato, calls for research in the mathematical spirit, he can easily be
    • research which advances in the spirit of mathematics even where
    • The point is, however, that we should also be able to research (in the
    • clearness reveals each and every defect in our assertions, and its
    • forms of plants with the accuracy and clearness of mathematical
    • assure you that I am now very near to the secret of the generation and
    • those who learn to know him intimately.
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    • and of which the concrete form is a mere representation. I could learn
    • learn to know super-sensible facts by way of the sense-world. This was
    • clearly what it is that we really gain from a mathematical figure.
    • “Learn to emancipate thyself from the senses by mathematics,
    • understand. He must learn through the elementary mathematical
    • courage to make this giddy height their goal: — “Learn to
    • the realm of sense what thou hast learned about the Circle by
    • thyself an imperishable and eternal knowledge when thou learnest to
    • Now, within the last few years, mathematical science has made
    • magnitudes has become in recent years a powerful educational means for
    • super-sensible with the same enlightened clearness as the elementary
    • Plato, calls for research in the mathematical spirit, he can easily be
    • research which advances in the spirit of mathematics even where
    • The point is, however, that we should also be able to research (in the
    • clearness reveals each and every defect in our assertions, and its
    • forms of plants with the accuracy and clearness of mathematical
    • assure you that I am now very near to the secret of the generation and
    • those who learn to know him intimately.
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    • William Shakespeare
    • Bn 29.1.28, entitled, Another Secret of Shakespeare's Works. The
    • Another Secret of Shakespeare's Works.
    • ACCOMPANYING NOTE: Friends who heard that there existed notes of a
    • lecture on Shakespeare given by Dr. Steiner in 1902 at the Workmen's
    • A whole legend has arisen on Shakespeare and whole libraries have been
    • written on each one of his works. Men of learning have given many
    • they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and they established the
    • hypothesis that not William Shakespeare, the actor of the Globe
    • Theatre, could have written the plays which bear his name, but some
    • other highly learned man, for example Lord Bacon of Verulam, who in
    • manuscripts by Shakespeare have ever been found, they are also based
    • Shakespeare's plays.
    • But Shakespeare's own works bear witness that he is their author. His
    • That Shakespeare himself did not publish his plays was simply in
    • statement that Shakespeare's plays are not works of art of any special
    • recognise in the author of Shakespeare's plays a man with a definite
    • “MACBETH”. The hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience
    • Shakespeare's dramas are above all character-dramas. The great
    • This development in art which culminated in Shakespeare is determined
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    • Bn 29.1.28, entitled, Another Secret of Shakespeare's Works. The
    • Another Secret of Shakespeare's Works.
    • ACCOMPANYING NOTE: Friends who heard that there existed notes of a
    • lecture on Shakespeare given by Dr. Steiner in 1902 at the Workmen's
    • A whole legend has arisen on Shakespeare and whole libraries have been
    • written on each one of his works. Men of learning have given many
    • they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and they established the
    • hypothesis that not William Shakespeare, the actor of the Globe
    • Theatre, could have written the plays which bear his name, but some
    • other highly learned man, for example Lord Bacon of Verulam, who in
    • manuscripts by Shakespeare have ever been found, they are also based
    • Shakespeare's plays.
    • But Shakespeare's own works bear witness that he is their author. His
    • That Shakespeare himself did not publish his plays was simply in
    • statement that Shakespeare's plays are not works of art of any special
    • recognise in the author of Shakespeare's plays a man with a definite
    • “MACBETH”. The hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience
    • Shakespeare's dramas are above all character-dramas. The great
    • This development in art which culminated in Shakespeare is determined
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    • Another Secret of Shakespeare's Works.
    • who heard that notes existed of a lecture on Shakespeare given by
    • we should include Shakespeare in the German classics. And if we
    • consider the enormous influence Shakespeare has had on Goethe,
    • has arisen about Shakespeare and whole libraries have been
    • the thoughts which they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and
    • Shakespeare, the actor of the Globe Theatre, could have written
    • the plays which bear his name, but some other highly learned man,
    • Shakespeare's hand have ever been found; they are also
    • passages in Shakespeare's plays. But Shakespeare's own works bear
    • Shakespeare himself did not publish his plays was simply in
    • there, not read them at home. Prints which appeared at that time
    • partial omissions and mistakes led certain researchers to claim
    • that Shakespeare's plays, as they were then available, were not
    • have existed in quite a different form. One of these researchers
    • is Eugen Reichel, who thinks that the author of Shakespeare's
    • hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience was proved by a
    • Shakespeare's
    • artistic development, which culminated in Shakespeare, was made
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    • William Shakespeare
    • Another Secret of Shakespeare's Works.
    • who heard that notes existed of a lecture on Shakespeare given by
    • we should include Shakespeare in the German classics. And if we
    • consider the enormous influence Shakespeare has had on Goethe,
    • has arisen about Shakespeare and whole libraries have been
    • the thoughts which they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and
    • Shakespeare, the actor of the Globe Theatre, could have written
    • the plays which bear his name, but some other highly learned man,
    • Shakespeare's hand have ever been found; they are also
    • passages in Shakespeare's plays. But Shakespeare's own works bear
    • Shakespeare himself did not publish his plays was simply in
    • there, not read them at home. Prints which appeared at that time
    • partial omissions and mistakes led certain researchers to claim
    • that Shakespeare's plays, as they were then available, were not
    • have existed in quite a different form. One of these researchers
    • is Eugen Reichel, who thinks that the author of Shakespeare's
    • hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience was proved by a
    • Shakespeare's
    • artistic development, which culminated in Shakespeare, was made
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    • who was exceedingly learned. He was the Author of four works: (1) The
    • of that which at higher stages appears as fetters. The Life that
    • empire, what lived then in its external appearance as the Roman State,
    • time. The Good of an earlier age unites with the Good of a newer age.
    • Christianity. Christianity will appear in its perfected form in the
    • which appeared like a meteor. They gave themselves this name, Cathari,
    • will appear in the Fifth Round for the whole of humanity, i.e., that
    • created in man, so, in the Sixth Root Race, Evil will appear,
    • spiritual stream. It appears in forms which many can call to mind, and
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    • who was exceedingly learned. He was the Author of four works: (1) The
    • of that which at higher stages appears as fetters. The Life that
    • empire, what lived then in its external appearance as the Roman State,
    • time. The Good of an earlier age unites with the Good of a newer age.
    • Christianity. Christianity will appear in its perfected form in the
    • which appeared like a meteor. They gave themselves this name, Cathari,
    • will appear in the Fifth Round for the whole of humanity, i.e., that
    • created in man, so, in the Sixth Root Race, Evil will appear,
    • spiritual stream. It appears in forms which many can call to mind, and
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  • Title: Man as a Being: Lecture 1
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    • and the sense of hearing. Then follow the middle four senses related to
    • organs exist, such as the organs of sight, of hearing, and so on. This
    • sight. At the same time we must be quite clear that this ego-sense is
    • them is something quite different from hearing mere tone, mere sound.
    • the word-sense than it is to relate the ear to the sense of sound,
    • Within the range of the senses, the sense of hearing, for example, is
    • taste. And having come to a clear conception of the sense of hearing
    • get twelve senses, clearly distinguishable one from another. On
    • earlier occasions I have enumerated them as follows: First, the
    • sense of hearing, the fifth the sense of warmth, the sixth the sense
    • clearly defined realm of sight, so there is a clearly defined realm
    • can be clearly distinguished one from another, and at the same time we
    • of hearing. You will unhesitatingly recognise that when we perceive
    • another. As regards the sense of hearing it is not quite so obvious;
    • Customary thinking overlooks the fact that hearing, since its physical
    • And you have only to consider how very external our sense of hearing
    • sense of hearing and the sense of sight. In the case of the sense of
    • eyes; we do not shut our ears. Such seemingly simple, trivial facts
    • not obliged to close our ears, because the ear lives in the outer
    • inwards than is the sense of hearing — I am not talking about the
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    • and the sense of hearing. Then follow the middle four senses related to
    • the sense of thought, the word-sense, the sense of hearing, the sense
    • But at all events, if we are quite clear about this distinction
    • important problem of the present and of the near future, the problem
    • recognise the task of the times, is quite clear that there is a deep
    • little of what was accepted in the early Middle Ages, right back to
    • spirituality. For he does not know that if we go back earlier than,
    • still clearly aware that at one time it had been possible to see into
    • humanity is a thing that is usually overlooked. Let us take the years
    • it five hundred years earlier in the way it was spoken of in the
    • disappeared. Thus we may say that the Gnosis is in its essence the
    • abstract residuum often earlier spiritual knowledge; it consists of
    • knowledge. He had made a compilation of what in earlier times had been
    • intellectual element appears not as the residue of a spiritual world,
    • Sense of hearing
    • reasons which previous lectures will have made sufficiently clear
    • soul which has unconscious memories of earlier lives on earth. Man is
    • But, my dear friends, it is not possible for humanity nowadays to go
    • beginning and the end of the earth; but when the end decreed by the
    • perishing earth, all this has to be left to faith!
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    • aware of it, believing the subject to be a very learned one. Sometimes
    • The outer appearance of the thing is of course, seen from such a
    • In later years memory assumes much more of a soul-character, whereas
    • in the earliest years of a child's life one can clearly see to what a
    • behaviour of those around him. For in the years with which we are here
    • one will find a connection clearly indicated between the phenomena of
    • Now I have said on earlier occasions that the formation of the head
    • apart from the head organisation, in an earlier earth-life. Thus what
    • we carry about in a particular earth-life as our head is the
    • transformed body (apart from the head) of the previous earth-life, but
    • rebirth into the head-formation of the next earthly life. One must of
    • that his capacity for thought is connected with his earlier life on
    • earth.
    • condition the metabolic-limb system of this present earth-life. The
    • previous earth-life, and the other, the faculty of memory, he acquires
    • connection with this earth-life, does not suffice to enable us to look
    • acquire the ability to go behind this memory, to learn to understand
    • clearly that it is something that is of service to us between birth
    • phrase. And to-day this phrase is to be heard over and over again in
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    • My dear friends,
    • into all our hearts, I did not want to let pass without speaking to you at
    • In recent months we have frequently spoken, my dear friends, of the
    • earth. And it will be one of the more beautiful results that can follow from
    • able to add to the other festivals of the year a rightly ordered Michael
    • we have seen taking place — partly on earth, partly in super-sensible
    • That you yourselves, my dear friends, in so far as you truly and
    • — this I have endeavoured to make clear to you in the lectures of the
    • being who was present in Elijah appeared again at the very most important
    • moment of human evolution, appeared again so that Christ Jesus Himself could
    • the being of Elijah appeared again in Lazarus-John — who are in truth one
    • And further we saw that this being appears once more in that world
    • the life on Earth, he has elaborated his karma, he then turns back again to
    • earthly existence.
    • Bearing this in mind, let us look for a moment at Raphael and see how he
    • art, which already on earth shone with the bright light of the stars. We
    • behold, my dear friends, how Raphael enters the Moon sphere, and we see how
    • lived in earlier stages of Earth-evolution. We see how he unites himself
    • spiritually with the spiritual origin of the Earth, with that World of Being
    • which first made it possible for man to be, and for the Earthly to be
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    • My dear friends,
    • into all our hearts, I did not want to let pass without speaking to you at
    • In recent months we have frequently spoken, my dear friends, of the
    • earth. And it will be one of the more beautiful results that can follow from
    • able to add to the other festivals of the year a rightly ordered Michael
    • we have seen taking place — partly on earth, partly in super-sensible
    • That you yourselves, my dear friends, in so far as you truly and
    • — this I have endeavoured to make clear to you in the lectures of the
    • being who was present in Elijah appeared again at the very most important
    • moment of human evolution, appeared again so that Christ Jesus Himself could
    • the being of Elijah appeared again in Lazarus-John — who are in truth one
    • And further we saw that this being appears once more in that world
    • the life on Earth, he has elaborated his karma, he then turns back again to
    • earthly existence.
    • Bearing this in mind, let us look for a moment at Raphael and see how he
    • art, which already on earth shone with the bright light of the stars. We
    • behold, my dear friends, how Raphael enters the Moon sphere, and we see how
    • lived in earlier stages of Earth-evolution. We see how he unites himself
    • spiritually with the spiritual origin of the Earth, with that World of Being
    • which first made it possible for man to be, and for the Earthly to be
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    • reality it is very near indeed to the higher domains of the life of
    • therefore, starts his life two kingdoms higher. On the Earth we get to
    • South, this is not caused by the needle itself, but that the Earth as
    • fact, participating; what happens on Earth is merely the stimulus to
    • and come together with what will live on Earth as a physical body, The
    • still-living on Earth or in yonder world, with whom he has already had
    • karmic connection on Earth, in the last or in an earlier incarnation.
    • within his ken with whom he has had karmic connection here on Earth;
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • importance of the Earth life for the individual human being. If there
    • had been no Earth life we should be unable to form links with human
    • souls in the spiritual world. The links are made karmically on Earth
    • formed on Earth,
    • of another soul is as intimate as knowledge here on Earth of our own
    • finger, head or ear — we feel ourselves within the other soul.
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • object here on Earth, we perceive it; if we look away from it, we no
    • bound to them after death; he feels as though they were bearing him,
    • sustaining him with great power. The Archangels bear him more mightily
    • is possible between those who are still on Earth and the so-called
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    • therefore, starts his life two kingdoms higher. On the Earth we get to
    • South, this is not caused by the needle itself, but that the Earth as
    • fact, participating; what happens on Earth is merely the stimulus to
    • and come together with what will live on Earth as a physical body, The
    • still-living on Earth or in yonder world, with whom he has already had
    • karmic connection on Earth, in the last or in an earlier incarnation.
    • within his ken with whom he has had karmic connection here on Earth;
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • importance of the Earth life for the individual human being. If there
    • had been no Earth life we should be unable to form links with human
    • souls in the spiritual world. The links are made karmically on Earth
    • formed on Earth,
    • of another soul is as intimate as knowledge here on Earth of our own
    • finger, head or ear — we feel ourselves within the other soul.
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • object here on Earth, we perceive it; if we look away from it, we no
    • bound to them after death; he feels as though they were bearing him,
    • sustaining him with great power. The Archangels bear him more mightily
    • is possible between those who are still on Earth and the so-called
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture I: The Egyptian period, and the present time.
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    • “Universe.” “Earth” indicates the field of action
    • human effort and research, of human development, morals, and life,
    • on the banks of the Nile, which lasted for thousands of years and
    • mighty event in earthly evolution which we know as the advent of
    • Greco-Latin age and have reappeared in a special manner in the present
    • earth, that the ends of the wires are connected with the earth; but
    • or less mysterious forces produced by the earth itself. Something
    • earth, but there is also a hidden, a subterranean force which works
    • Here the Greek temple appears with its unique architecture, we can see
    • ancient kingdom of the Romans. Something remarkable appears when we
    • the Italian. Before us appear the figures of ancient Rome, many of
    • of the Greeks had descended from their pedestals and had appeared
    • than from his own personal power. The Roman on the contrary appears to
    • personality. Hence in the Roman kingdom there appears something very
    • research was rightly called “Roman Law.”
    • In ancient Rome man learned to regard himself as an individual, he
    • to earth. Previously it was perceived as hovering, so to speak, above
    • Mysteries) — it was the same Being who appeared later in the
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  • 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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    • form a clear conception of the two extremes which have to be
    • earliest ages of antiquity that shows how Isis was particularly
    • appeared before the sleeper, as if by magic, those forms which at one
    • The connection lies clearly before us. It was the priests who, through
    • learn to understand this again, for he would then understand the great
    • schools whereby addition, subtraction, etc., are made clear to
    • made clear” to the senses. It may be convenient, but those who
    • of things Spiritual. We are led from what takes place on earth to what
    • centuries — I say centuries, not thousands of years. There is a
    • became what he now is, when he first appeared as the individual
    • Lemuria, which was that portion of the earth upon which humanity dwelt
    • surroundings of the earth — in the atmosphere, which at that time
    • surrounding the earth passed in and out of him. Man's form was almost
    • There appeared then, also for the first time, what are now described
    • This took place, however, millions and millions of years ago.
    • earliest germ of the ego. Previous to this man was impelled to produce
    • living earth, and the living forces of the earth streamed out and in
    • man, and who has since disappeared from the sight of man. In ancient
    • yet appeared on earth. At that time men were, in normal consciousness
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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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    • shall see very little; this applies to the Earth as well as to man,
    • Yesterday we considered one portion of the earth's evolution in
    • earth and sun still formed one body up to our own day. We saw also
    • in knowledge and in religious consciousness all that the earth has
    • earth. We are surrounded in the first place by the four kingdoms of
    • beings of the other kingdoms of the earth we must be fully aware that
    • physical world we have to allow that of all earthly beings man alone
    • For example, all lions, or all bears, have a common ego, hence we call
    • these egos in their reality. It must be clearly understood that we do
    • group-ego of one of the higher orders of animals appears to the
    • etheric bodies of the plant. Imagine the surface of the earth on which
    • it in the centre of the earth. There the ego of all plants is to be
    • egos of animals in the circumference of the earth, we must turn to the
    • centre of the earth for the egos of plants. In fact, when clairvoyant
    • vision has attained to such a view of the plant creation the earth,
    • The earth is ensouled by an ego and in the same way as your head is
    • out the being of the earth, and belong to the whole organism of the
    • earth. When one tears a plant up by the roots it hurts the whole
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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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    • physical world. We learnt that minerals and plants have an ego as well
    • learnt, further, that high Spiritual Beings take part in man's
    • evolution on earth; and that as regards individual men a yet higher
    • — all these designations will become clearer to you later. We
    • also heard how communities of men — races and peoples — are
    • When we consider the earth from the ordinary physical standpoint we
    • see it is made up of what we call earth, water, air, and fire. These
    • Spiritual Science gives the name of “earth” is called
    • physical body is in a form not represented by any solid, clearly
    • four elements: earth, water, air, and fire, he has mingled within him
    • have mentioned. Still higher Beings have to do with the earth, the
    • We now see that what is active in the evolution of our earth as the
    • whole of' earthly humanity. Since the mission of mankind first began
    • on earth, Spiritual Beings have taken part in work upon humanity, and
    • ruled from the beginning of the earth over that which appeared as the
    • Spirits of Form have the task of working on the earth as a whole,
    • Now you are aware that our earth, as a planet, is under the law of
    • earth was what is called the ancient Moon. What we now regard as the
    • mission of the earth did not then exist. The mission of the Moon was
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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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    • In earlier lectures we have seen that the conditions of our earth have
    • earth was one with the orb which shines in the heavens today as the
    • earth.
    • forces down from the sun to the earth, thus bringing about the
    • nearest to earthly evolution. After the separation of the sun the
    • leader of the Spirits of Form remained with the earth, and later
    • Jehovah, and the Sun Powers, those who sent light to earth from
    • other, balance was maintained in the evolution of man. You have learnt
    • earth, either upon the sun or the moon; but there are Beings
    • everywhere who have fallen behind at some stage. Yesterday we heard
    • dwelling-place more exalted than the earth, but were unable to inhabit
    • Now we must try clearly to understand how Jehovah and the Elohim on
    • Once more we will remind ourselves that the earth passed through an
    • incarnation, then the Moon incarnation, and lastly that of our Earth.
    • embodiments of the earth. As we know him he is a very complicated
    • earth does only possess a physical body. A Being possessing in
    • existence on earth. Now it is only a rough way of speaking to say that
    • and final conditions. It would be very difficult to describe the early
    • you such as would appear if you considered merely the in-breathed air
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VI: The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence. Participation of the Luciferic beings. The formation of race.
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    • The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence. Participation of the Luciferic beings. The formation of race.
    • the special regents of human earthly existence. The heart of the
    • the course of earthly evolution both into the substance and into the
    • earth as a field of action but, drawing with them the finer forces and
    • substances, they left the earth and formed a new field for their
    • regents of earthly existence?” Were these Spirits not already
    • active in the earlier stages of development of our planet, during the
    • then a different field of activity to what they have on the earth.
    • earth. For only when man possessed a physical, an etheric, and an
    • selves today existed at no earlier stage of evolution.
    • maturity was only reached at the time when our earth, together with
    • body it has also left the etheric body. The consequence of the earlier
    • appeared peopled with psycho-spiritual beings.
    • The early Atlanteans had no use for a solid skeleton, and as the
    • hand, should appear differently, that it should be lengthened, for
    • finished their work. Such beings would have hardened at some earlier
    • ossified, thus preserving some earlier form. It was, however,
    • happened; the beings which freed themselves too early and did not
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VII: Animal forms -- the physiognomical expression of human passions. The religion of Egypt -- a remembrance of Lemurian times. Fish and serpent symbols. The remembrance of Atlantis in Europe. The Light of Christ.
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    • middle of the Atlantean epoch that the true human form appeared. In
    • the previous epoch, and indeed at a very early period, the external
    • to say such things about past conditions of the earth and of man. Even
    • Let us turn our attention once more to this early development. Even the
    • external bodily form immediately expressed it, therefore man appeared
    • earth was peopled by the lower animals and man. And if one were
    • not the same form as that in which they appeared in past ages, for
    • millions of years have passed away since then. Let us suppose that
    • periods of the earth's evolution we find in our environment animal
    • lectures. We have to think of the earth as being still of a soft
    • the facts of the third epoch of the earth, preserving the results of
    • knowledge that which had taken place at one time on earth. You will
    • appeared in Egyptian art. This was a spiritual repetition of what had
    • actually existed on the earth at one time, and was more than a mere
    • Thus epoch after epoch of the earth is born again within the souls of
    • We must clearly understand that from the Lemurian epoch to the middle
    • This was the very first beginning of sense perception on the earth,
    • You will have heard that within the human brain there is an organ
    • sun was in a certain position and the moon still one with the earth,
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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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    • Man's connection with the various planetary bodies. The earth's mission.
    • circle of our immediate earthly existence. We shall be able in this
    • way to form a clear idea of what in Spiritual or Occult Science is
    • together — Universe, Earth, and Man.
    • embodiments of our earth — Saturn, Sun, and Moon are quite other
    • We saw how the sun separated from the earth because it had to be the
    • other substances on the earth. Were we to investigate the whole wide
    • various earth-beings are connected with spiritual-beings. Stones and
    • the minerals of the earth have their ego in that which surrounds us in
    • earth-planet, while their astral principle, which brings about the
    • development of the flower, encircles them above the earth. Everything
    • We are surrounded on earth by minerals, plants, animals, and human
    • beings, moreover we know that earthly affairs are regulated by higher
    • concerned with the earth, even though they send their forces from the
    • earth? Can clairvoyant consciousness discover such men? Clairvoyant
    • the same form as upon earth, but we do discover that each planet, each
    • Our earth has originated from three preceding embodiments; the stage
    • like ourselves, but we must bear in mind that on the ancient Moon
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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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    • — that of the Angels and of the Archangels; and that he learned
    • to recognize these higher beings face to face, just as we now learn to
    • objective day consciousness became ever clearer and clearer, and, on
    • am” were laid down in man. By learning to perceive the objects
    • understand clearly that at the time when man rose at night through dim
    • us. This wears out our physical and etheric bodies, and in the evening
    • appearance above. One might even say that the Gods profit by
    • understand his true position. We have said that the earth is the
    • earth. To put it crudely, it will be bred here, and through their
    • participating in mankind the Gods will learn to know love, though in
    • learn to know it as a reality through man. From their heights the Gods
    • more human love there is on earth the more food for the Gods there is
    • sleeping and waking, for example) were able to obtain a clear view
    • did not die on the battlefield, who had not learnt to value spiritual
    • strong among those who peopled Africa. Those who had emigrated earlier
    • men of the Atlantean epoch who had settled near the Gobi desert. What
    • it no longer.” This loss filled their hearts with sorrow; they
    • unbearable. Everything which passed southwards in the peninsula as a
    • God was now evolved, a God who does not appear in outward form, but
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture X: The reflection in the fourth epoch of mans experiences with the ancient Gods and their way of the Cross. The Christ-Mystery.
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    • In the last lecture we learnt that man had gradually conquered the
    • expression of the spiritual powers lying behind it. We learnt also
    • terms with the material world; he had learned gradually to understand
    • outlines when awake, but that divine spiritual beings appeared before
    • first time into earthly incarnation, and life within a physical body
    • extent, a two-fold life — one upon earth and one in the spiritual
    • evolves, and then, on entering earthly existence, he comes in contact
    • earthly incarnations. This was in the Lemurian epoch, when, though he
    • various incarnations; he did not have it at an early stage. Other
    • at an earlier period already possessed egos, and man learnt to know
    • appeared who had first given true content to his life, regarding whom
    • earth as the Christ. It was not possible in the Lemurian period for
    • Sun-Spirit who thus appeared with waning strength, because man was
    • learnt to love it.
    • civilization, and in each of them appeared the remembrance of earlier
    • person appeared before his judge, who weighed his deeds. If these were
    • and in the eighth of the day, with the image of the heart of the God
    • when he was still clairvoyant, disappeared, especially in the period
    • earth which they had themselves created, and losing also their
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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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    • post-Atlantean period. We saw how the first epoch of earthly
    • second, during which the separation of the sun from the earth took
    • the Lemurian epoch — the third in the course of the earth's
    • of this, which was the first period of earthly evolution in which man
    • been able to unlearn this, nor to turn away from the vision which
    • form had not yet been completed. We see this with special clearness in
    • wonderful way; we see the meaning of earthly evolution in so far as
    • So long as the earth was a part of the sun, high Sun-Spirits were
    • them for a time. The divine world had to disappear from human
    • consciousness so as to re-appear in a newer, higher form through the
    • understanding what was to come to earth through the Christ; but an
    • had to disappear for a time from the sight of man, the horizon of the
    • that the glory of God will appear again on earth. This certainty was
    • which were sown as seed during the Egyptian age are re-appearing in
    • appear in the sixth; and things belonging to the first epoch will
    • Everything that appeared later had been first prepared for; this was
    • races in each epoch of the earth's evolution.
    • and in our own epoch the idea of race will gradually disappear along
    • with all the differences that are a relic of earlier times. We still
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    • The cycle of lectures now appearing in book form was given by Rudolf
    • The previous year at the memorable congress of the General
    • Theosophical Society at Munich, Doctor Steiner clearly indicated the
    • Rudolf Steiner was able to bring to bear on this problem, means were
    • body of a Hindu boy, and the centre from which a few years later
    • Krishnamurti was to appear as a future world teacher was cautiously
    • appearance of Krishnamurti — to divulge Christian secrets
    • primeval wisdom which streamed down to earth from spiritual heights as
    • this cycle, in the year 1908, the path had already been entered, the
    • described, the great central event clearly illuminated. There are
    • humanity, and must learn to find within itself the central
    • into Europe. It broke with wonderful clearness over the island of
    • desire for religious communities. German mysticism appeared as a rich
    • in the coming age. Rosicrucian esotericism, with its earnest striving
    • come to pass the Divine Ego descended — once — to earth. The
    • turning point of the earth's destiny. Rosicrucian teaching sums it up
    • and then overcome itself, to learn to die, that it might realize
    • and cognition of the Universe, Earth, and Man.
    • make clear the difference, especially in all this confusion between
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    • lived in the soul of the answerer. A pedantic rearrangement of the
    • gentlemen. Today we will add to what we have heard on previous
    • only in the last sixty years. Last year, in 1921, we could have
    • have celebrated sixty years later, was an important scientific
    • discovery. It is only in the last fifty or sixty years that this
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • substance, especially at the time before the child has learned to
    • speak. As the infant gradually learns to speak, more and more small
    • words, the left cerebral convolutions in the child who has learned to
    • Clearly, this
    • means that something happened to the brain while the child learned to
    • children learn to speak, they move their body. In particular, they
    • “mush,” as I described it. The more the child learns not
    • (“bee”). Gradually, as you know, they also learn to utter
    • move your lips. When you were a child, you had to learn this through
    • how children initially learn to speak. They learn to speak only
    • through imitation. They learn to speak, to move their lips, by
    • through their eyes or any other organ, especially the ears. In other
    • from the ears — the stream of the nerves.
    • the ears and the eyes. In other words, blood and nerves together
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    • lived in the soul of the answerer. A pedantic rearrangement of the
    • gentlemen. Today we will add to what we have heard on previous
    • only in the last sixty years. Last year, in 1921, we could have
    • have celebrated sixty years later, was an important scientific
    • discovery. It is only in the last fifty or sixty years that this
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • substance, especially at the time before the child has learned to
    • speak. As the infant gradually learns to speak, more and more small
    • words, the left cerebral convolutions in the child who has learned to
    • Clearly, this
    • means that something happened to the brain while the child learned to
    • children learn to speak, they move their body. In particular, they
    • “mush,” as I described it. The more the child learns not
    • (“bee”). Gradually, as you know, they also learn to utter
    • move your lips. When you were a child, you had to learn this through
    • how children initially learn to speak. They learn to speak only
    • through imitation. They learn to speak, to move their lips, by
    • through their eyes or any other organ, especially the ears. In other
    • from the ears — the stream of the nerves.
    • the ears and the eyes. In other words, blood and nerves together
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    • very much tied to the physical, earthly world. The same applies to
    • occur in the present earthly organisation of the human being in such
    • a way that they cannot be endured; that they are used by this earthly
    • Old Moon. But if someone has a Moon vision here during the Earth
    • period and does things as they are done with an earthly organism,
    • that is pathological. A man acts in that way only because his earthly
    • is living in his seeing; he hears and at the same time something is
    • living inwardly in his hearing; instead of living only in the stomach
    • or on the tongue, it lives now in the eye and in the ear. The
    • activity of soul than they normally possess for life on earth. It
    • thinking, feeling and willing as they normally are on earth, but
    • somewhat different. They are nearer to life-processes, but not as
    • separate as life-processes are on earth. A very intimate and delicate
    • he would be unfitted for the earth. He is fitted for the earth
    • sense of Touch, because they are directly fitted for the earthly
    • as in ordinary earthly life. To paint the portrait of a man as an
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • expression in the ordinary earthly world, in an artistic way
    • sense as ordinary earthly perception is. Particular senses enter into
    • description which is intended to inform us about the appearance of
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    • very much tied to the physical, earthly world. The same applies to
    • occur in the present earthly organisation of the human being in such
    • a way that they cannot be endured; that they are used by this earthly
    • Old Moon. But if someone has a Moon vision here during the Earth
    • period and does things as they are done with an earthly organism,
    • that is pathological. A man acts in that way only because his earthly
    • is living in his seeing; he hears and at the same time something is
    • living inwardly in his hearing; instead of living only in the stomach
    • or on the tongue, it lives now in the eye and in the ear. The
    • activity of soul than they normally possess for life on earth. It
    • thinking, feeling and willing as they normally are on earth, but
    • somewhat different. They are nearer to life-processes, but not as
    • separate as life-processes are on earth. A very intimate and delicate
    • he would be unfitted for the earth. He is fitted for the earth
    • sense of Touch, because they are directly fitted for the earthly
    • as in ordinary earthly life. To paint the portrait of a man as an
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • expression in the ordinary earthly world, in an artistic way
    • sense as ordinary earthly perception is. Particular senses enter into
    • description which is intended to inform us about the appearance of
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    • much more deeply. It can sometimes be heartbreaking how little the
    • learn what he is to create from the material itself, and from the
    • and later disappear altogether. You can see that he never reached the
    • was clear to him that to understand the human being in his development
    • appearance, the Bronze King, who represents power, and Love who crowns
    • enter into earlier conditions in man's history. It would really be
    • Sun, Moon, and Earth; everywhere man is there. Nowhere do you
    • nourishment into my body, What is out there, what eyes see and ears
    • hear, I then carry within me as a mental picture; what is out there as
    • confirmed by ordinary scientific research, you can maintain your daily
    • he would have to learn that Spiritual Science says, in a way that
    • In our time threefold man is put together in an unclear, chaotic way,
    • your lungs and heart, instead of with the stomach. Man is healthy only
    • to ask the heart and lungs to think and eat, as it is to ask an
    • heart. Things in life do work together, but they work together in the
    • In earlier times, if a man wanted to be an outstanding jurist, he went
    • calls the earnestness of life a game, in his sense of the word, for
    • in this present time, where earnestness is knocking most solemnly at
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    • much more deeply. It can sometimes be heartbreaking how little the
    • learn what he is to create from the material itself, and from the
    • and later disappear altogether. You can see that he never reached the
    • was clear to him that to understand the human being in his development
    • appearance, the Bronze King, who represents power, and Love who crowns
    • enter into earlier conditions in man's history. It would really be
    • Sun, Moon, and Earth; everywhere man is there. Nowhere do you
    • nourishment into my body, What is out there, what eyes see and ears
    • hear, I then carry within me as a mental picture; what is out there as
    • confirmed by ordinary scientific research, you can maintain your daily
    • he would have to learn that Spiritual Science says, in a way that
    • In our time threefold man is put together in an unclear, chaotic way,
    • your lungs and heart, instead of with the stomach. Man is healthy only
    • to ask the heart and lungs to think and eat, as it is to ask an
    • heart. Things in life do work together, but they work together in the
    • In earlier times, if a man wanted to be an outstanding jurist, he went
    • calls the earnestness of life a game, in his sense of the word, for
    • in this present time, where earnestness is knocking most solemnly at
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    • One thing is usually quite disregarded, my dear friends, in our time
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • the third to the beginning of the twenty-first year, and so on. All
    • arrive at by this method are clearly marked in the earlier part of
    • human being about the twenty-first year of life is, for one who can
    • observe it, just as clearly perceptible as the change at puberty is
    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • 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,
    • Yes, my dear friends, we continually undergo experiences which strike
    • 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
    • that have survived from earlier times, when Man lived in more
    • brought to expression in poems of earlier ages, where a destiny that
    • Over his heart she struck amain,
    • “My son so dear, and loved so well,
    • At early dawn, at break of day,
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    • greater darkness; we have no clearer grasp of its real content than we
    • One thing is usually quite disregarded, my dear friends, in our time
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • the third to the beginning of the twenty-first year, and so on. All
    • arrive at by this method are clearly marked in the earlier part of
    • human being about the twenty-first year of life is, for one who can
    • observe it, just as clearly perceptible as the change at puberty is
    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • 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,
    • Yes, my dear friends, we continually undergo experiences which strike
    • 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
    • that have survived from earlier times, when Man lived in more
    • brought to expression in poems of earlier ages, where a destiny that
    • Over his heart she struck amain,
    • “My son so dear, and loved so well,
    • At early dawn, at break of day,
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    • quite clear from his famous conversation with Schiller. Schiller
    • appearance in space of the life of ideas, and this life of ideas
    • and colour which there appear. And it is the same when the Sun sets in
    • fettered man to the Earth. He has eyes only for earthly things,
    • belongs, not to the Earth alone, but to the Cosmos beyond the Earth.
    • Knowledge of our connection with the Cosmos beyond the Earth —
    • We take earthly life today as the basis of our ideas and concepts and
    • this earthly life. But the picture of the Universe thus arising has
    • been evolved by simply transferring earthly conditions to the world
    • beyond the Earth. By means of spectro-analysis and other methods
    • Sun has grown up which is really modelled wholly upon earthly
    • conditions. Everyone is familiar with the appearance of luminous,
    • the heavens. But we must learn to think of the Sun in the light of
    • Earth, but the Sun is not physical at all. It is spiritual in its
    • deeper feeling for Nature. The experience is not nearly as vivid as it
    • upon the Earth with greater strength. But this is a last faint echo,
    • super-earthly existence.
    • the forces which stream down to the Earth from the Sun and from the
    • from the Sun enable the human being to become the bearer of an Ego. We
    • its own as well. And these are earthly forces. The substances and
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    • quite clear from his famous conversation with Schiller. Schiller
    • appearance in space of the life of ideas, and this life of ideas
    • and colour which there appear. And it is the same when the Sun sets in
    • fettered man to the Earth. He has eyes only for earthly things,
    • belongs, not to the Earth alone, but to the Cosmos beyond the Earth.
    • Knowledge of our connection with the Cosmos beyond the Earth —
    • We take earthly life today as the basis of our ideas and concepts and
    • this earthly life. But the picture of the Universe thus arising has
    • been evolved by simply transferring earthly conditions to the world
    • beyond the Earth. By means of spectro-analysis and other methods
    • Sun has grown up which is really modelled wholly upon earthly
    • conditions. Everyone is familiar with the appearance of luminous,
    • the heavens. But we must learn to think of the Sun in the light of
    • Earth, but the Sun is not physical at all. It is spiritual in its
    • deeper feeling for Nature. The experience is not nearly as vivid as it
    • upon the Earth with greater strength. But this is a last faint echo,
    • super-earthly existence.
    • the forces which stream down to the Earth from the Sun and from the
    • from the Sun enable the human being to become the bearer of an Ego. We
    • its own as well. And these are earthly forces. The substances and
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    • equally well express it, the relation of man's earthly life to his
    • things are not yet entirely clear to science today, but from what is
    • already clear it can be said that a crystal of common salt is
    • the realm of the sense-perceptible. A human eye or ear on the other
    • or of the ear — both the inward form and the outer configuration
    • form of the eye or of the ear is already planned and laid out as it
    • were in advance. It is built up in the Spirit, in the pre-earthly life
    • form — the inner form for instance of an eye, or of an ear
    • us with our senses; nor can we say this of the human ear. Rather must
    • we say: To understand a human eye or human ear we must have recourse
    • super-sensible world. We must realise that a human ear, for example, is
    • the task of physically hearing the sounds and notes within the
    • atmosphere, within the sphere of Earth. In these respects, we may
    • the human ear. Passing inward through the auditory canal you come to
    • inner ear, of the configuration of which I shall not speak in detail.
    • are. For this is how it appears when illuminated with anthroposophical
    • the inward portion of the inner ear, and which science calls the
    • stapes or stirrup, appears in the light of spiritual science as
    • appears as a transformed knee-cap. Finally, that which passes from the
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    • THE EAR
    • equally well express it, the relation of man's earthly life to his
    • things are not yet entirely clear to science today, but from what is
    • already clear it can be said that a crystal of common salt is
    • the realm of the sense-perceptible. A human eye or ear on the other
    • or of the ear — both the inward form and the outer configuration
    • form of the eye or of the ear is already planned and laid out as it
    • were in advance. It is built up in the Spirit, in the pre-earthly life
    • form — the inner form for instance of an eye, or of an ear
    • us with our senses; nor can we say this of the human ear. Rather must
    • we say: To understand a human eye or human ear we must have recourse
    • super-sensible world. We must realise that a human ear, for example, is
    • the task of physically hearing the sounds and notes within the
    • atmosphere, within the sphere of Earth. In these respects, we may
    • the human ear. Passing inward through the auditory canal you come to
    • inner ear, of the configuration of which I shall not speak in detail.
    • are. For this is how it appears when illuminated with anthroposophical
    • the inward portion of the inner ear, and which science calls the
    • stapes or stirrup, appears in the light of spiritual science as
    • appears as a transformed knee-cap. Finally, that which passes from the
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    • spoken about during these years, this is in itself something that
    • years old.
    • If a teacher makes a mistake while teaching a 10 or 12 year old, then,
    • they are so gripped by what they hear that their attention will really
    • Now if you think, my dear friends, that neglect of these matters
    • school. For what you do at this earlier age works into their later
    • world-interest is not aroused in the 15 or 16 year old. If they learn
    • what one learns through astronomy and astrophysics today, if they cram
    • It cannot be said often enough that in the years between 14 and 18 we
    • — to such a terrible extent appears for the most part only in
    • Naturally we must look not at appearances but at reality. It is
    • importance and, in considering the high school years, should be taken
    • into the most earnest consideration.
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    • spoken about during these years, this is in itself something that
    • years old.
    • If a teacher makes a mistake while teaching a 10 or 12 year old, then,
    • they are so gripped by what they hear that their attention will really
    • Now if you think, my dear friends, that neglect of these matters
    • school. For what you do at this earlier age works into their later
    • world-interest is not aroused in the 15 or 16 year old. If they learn
    • what one learns through astronomy and astrophysics today, if they cram
    • It cannot be said often enough that in the years between 14 and 18 we
    • — to such a terrible extent appears for the most part only in
    • Naturally we must look not at appearances but at reality. It is
    • importance and, in considering the high school years, should be taken
    • into the most earnest consideration.
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    • the less important New Year's Festival and the extremely important Feast of
    • are actually available. You have heard of Hatha-Yoga, Rajah-Yoga, and other
    • feeling of survival but to impart a clear, fully conscious knowledge of
    • people who, to all appearances, are not working for themselves; and yet in
    • question is one of earning his living. Whatever men do in business merely
    • I hope that this is clear.
    • vanish without a trace. Every atom bears a trace of your spirit and will
    • but it will now be clear to you why the aim of the Freemasons is to work in
    • begun to attach such value to the human name; in earlier epochs, more
    • effects. And this brings us to the heart of the matter. The fact that some
    • for himself immortality. The rule is therefore clear and unambiguous: As
    • incarnation. You existed in physical incarnation in the early Lemurian,
    • is learning to read and write. To begin with, all the accessories are
    • alternate between these two processes. When you see, hear, smell or taste,
    • discoveries, turning the whole earth-globe into a kind of
    • able to picture, more clearly than was possible when I spoke of the things
    • not his personal “ I ” as the criterion. The real heart of the
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    • the less important New Year's Festival and the extremely important Feast of
    • are actually available. You have heard of Hatha-Yoga, Rajah-Yoga, and other
    • feeling of survival but to impart a clear, fully conscious knowledge of
    • people who, to all appearances, are not working for themselves; and yet in
    • question is one of earning his living. Whatever men do in business merely
    • I hope that this is clear.
    • vanish without a trace. Every atom bears a trace of your spirit and will
    • but it will now be clear to you why the aim of the Freemasons is to work in
    • begun to attach such value to the human name; in earlier epochs, more
    • effects. And this brings us to the heart of the matter. The fact that some
    • for himself immortality. The rule is therefore clear and unambiguous: As
    • incarnation. You existed in physical incarnation in the early Lemurian,
    • is learning to read and write. To begin with, all the accessories are
    • alternate between these two processes. When you see, hear, smell or taste,
    • discoveries, turning the whole earth-globe into a kind of
    • able to picture, more clearly than was possible when I spoke of the things
    • not his personal “ I ” as the criterion. The real heart of the
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    • site for a clearer understanding of the concept of race in
    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • Semites) of the Fourth Root Race. We must bear in mind that to these
    • of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20 – 21) Everything earlier was
    • which had been of great importance in earlier times, now glimmered
    • away and gradually disappeared. The aim of the Manu of the Fifth Root
    • they should be able to understand the physical heart, the physical
    • earlier times had practiced magic. From here came the teachings of the
    • all earlier impulses and endow it with the Spirit of the whole Fifth
    • secret of the Fourth Subrace was to be made. In earlier times it had
    • understanding what now appeared on the physical plane. When the new
    • bringing the influence of Christianity to bear upon a new race. This
    • gave them their important impulses during the earlier
    • Root Races, went through their own evolution entirely on the earth.
    • other worlds the great impulses they had to give to the earth. The
    • seems to be in some doubt and appears to have been abbreviated.)
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    • site for a clearer understanding of the concept of race in
    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • Semites) of the Fourth Root Race. We must bear in mind that to these
    • of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20 – 21) Everything earlier was
    • which had been of great importance in earlier times, now glimmered
    • away and gradually disappeared. The aim of the Manu of the Fifth Root
    • they should be able to understand the physical heart, the physical
    • earlier times had practiced magic. From here came the teachings of the
    • all earlier impulses and endow it with the Spirit of the whole Fifth
    • secret of the Fourth Subrace was to be made. In earlier times it had
    • understanding what now appeared on the physical plane. When the new
    • bringing the influence of Christianity to bear upon a new race. This
    • gave them their important impulses during the earlier
    • Root Races, went through their own evolution entirely on the earth.
    • other worlds the great impulses they had to give to the earth. The
    • seems to be in some doubt and appears to have been abbreviated.)
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    • influence of the Second Hierarchy and begins to see Earth life as a
    • the corresponding earthly faculty; and in the Sun sphere, while the
    • spiritual archetype of the heart is being formed, man has a growing
    • great Universe. As he now gradually approaches Earth, his spiritual
    • consciousness, which has been clear and vivid, begins to fade and is
    • side, he feels himself one with the Earth and with the whole Cosmos.
    • To Inspired perception the metals within the Earth reveal the Soul of
    • the Earth, the metal ores become for man cosmic memories. In the
    • revealed. Man learns how the Creative Powers of the World metamorphose
    • in their interworking between Earth and Cosmos; he sees them at work
    • in the little child who is learning to walk, to speak and to think; he
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    • My dear Friends,
    • be small, I will plunge at once into the heart of the subject.
    • the Earth is no more than a speck of dust, as it were, in the Cosmos,
    • Because this conception of the Earth as a speck of dust has permeated
    • every mind and heart, men have completely lost the possibility of
    • relating the human being to what lies beyond the earthly realm.
    • speaking to them to-day in clear and unmistakable tones, urging them
    • the last few centuries, my dear friends, materialism has found its way
    • the substances and forces of the Earth. And although there are many
    • who declare that the human being is not composed entirely of earthly
    • from earthly substances; and when people declare to-day — in all
    • generally, as you know, in pathological cases that research into the
    • the appearance of disposing at the same time bit by bit of the human
    • research. Many of those who are ready to refute materialism to-day do
    • contribute towards an understanding of the human being, we shall learn
    • Earth come together to build up muscle, bone, nervous system, blood
    • has to learn as the foundation for his work of healing. Having
    • learn about the human organism, until he arrives at the point where he
    • research, — so good indeed that the scientific lecturers are
    • we turn from these achievements of genuine and scholarly research and
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    • My dear Friends,
    • We must, however, be clear from the outset that it is really quite
    • shadow-picture; it is, nevertheless, clear and very impressive. The
    • man still “wears” as it were, even after he has passed
    • which, to begin with, bears some resemblance to the physical form of
    • kind of physiognomy makes its appearance. But this physiognomy is the
    • will not have the same appearance as a good man. A man who has made
    • strenuous efforts during his life on Earth will not look the same as
    • appearance within the spirit-form after death and reveals whether the
    • being between birth and death — most clearly of all from the
    • very great deal. Much can also be learned by studying the forms
    • read from the appearance assumed by the arms and hands.
    • everything becomes physiognomy. After death the human being wears his
    • they meet there other human beings with whom, in earthly life, they
    • have had a companionship of spirit, mind and heart. And no pretence is
    • whom destiny has in any way connected them in the last earthly life,
    • — or in any other earthly life. They learn to know one another
    • been speaking. Life consists, in this period, in learning to know
    • become such a “physiognomy” learns to know the Beings of the
    • Among them are, for example, some who on Earth would have preferred to
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  • Title: Supersensible Man: Lecture III
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    • My dear Friends,
    • way in which man, here on Earth, is related to Beings and forces
    • belonging to worlds beyond the Earth. Then, in the second lecture we
    • bear this in mind in connection with all the descriptions I shall now
    • earthly life, a good man or a bad man, a wise man or a fool. These
    • thinking by which men set so much store on Earth, is by no means
    • the phenomena of the material world. It is only on Earth that there
    • to us with the very act of perception. Here on Earth we evolve
    • and planets of our system reveal to sense-perception on Earth is
    • gathered together in diverse ways at the places where the stars appear
    • that every year the Moon is coming nearer to the Earth. Most people
    • the Earth. The Moon then separated from the Earth and passed out into
    • the Cosmos. It is therefore only in the course of Earth evolution that
    • Teachers who lived among men in very ancient times of Earth evolution.
    • was given long since to men on Earth by these great, superhuman
    • Teachers. For the first Teachers of the human race on Earth were not
    • evolution than man, and in the Mysteries they appeared not in physical
    • Teachers left the Earth and passed out into the Cosmos — to the
    • is reflected thence to the Earth from the forces of the Cosmos is
    • in itself — as it were, soft and pliable. He draws near to the
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    • My dear Friends,
    • earthly lives has been adequately presented in such a book as
    • For the early stages of study, that is quite true, but you
    • go further in our study we have constantly to bear in mind the oneness
    • however, we must not omit to make clear. We are taught in physics that
    • which has been acquired here on Earth. Science has derived this
    • knowledge from the Earth; and if the figures which apply to gravity
    • and light in the immediate environment of the Earth have to be
    • that only so long as we remain in the actual environment of the Earth
    • we are away from the Earth. When the astronomer or astro-physicist
    • the Earth, the weight of a stone in that nebula far away in the
    • says: Here on Earth things present such and such an aspect, but out in
    • the cosmos they are in reality quite different. On Earth we see the
    • Moon as it appears in the sky. In reality the Moon is a cosmic colony
    • transformed into the head of the next earthly life. It must of course
    • of return we shall hear later on; at this point we will consider the
    • you how man wears a physiognomy which expresses his good and bad
    • Spheres. He hears, in cosmic harmony and cosmic melody, the meaning,
    • spiritual faculties we possessed during earthly existence, we can
    • reminiscent of the form we bore in earthly existence has by this time
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    • My dear Friends,
    • A study of man as he is on Earth presents an aspect in relation to his
    • super-sensible world, and let them light up again in our hearts in
    • connection with the sojourn of man on Earth.
    • Let us think, to begin with, of man as he is here in earthly life,
    • occasion of our earthly joy and happiness and also of our earthly
    • still in earthly life. Such a feeling can never be the final
    • majesty of the earthly life of the senses. Wonderful, full of poetry
    • reason. The impressions that come to man through his eyes, ears and
    • — you draw near to the world of Imagination, when, that is, as a
    • silicious rock appears to us with the transparency of glass. We feel
    • uniting with it. Here, at the outermost surface of the Earth, by a
    • whole Earth's surface. It is as though our eyes were sending out rays
    • to feel ourselves one with the whole Earth. When we have this
    • in the following words. “Thou, O Earth, art not alone in the
    • World-All! Thou, O Earth, together with me and all the other beings
    • the Earth separated from the rest of the Universe. We see the Earth as
    • in heart and soul by what they read. But the truth contained therein
    • least begun to learn, through spiritual knowledge, in how real a sense
    • man can become one with the Earth and thereby one with the Cosmos.
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    • approaching us from a distance. He comes nearer and nearer, and
    • when he is quite close it appears that he is preparing to make
    • other man comes still nearer and the harmless instrument which
    • have given rise to the anxiety, fear and terror, then something
    • the waters bear him to the surface and make him free again. The
    • the dream. But when we reach a stage where the appearance of
    • eyes are used to perceive light and colour, the ears to hear
    • waking life, they can now say: ‘The Earth has
    • Inspirational consciousness, but let us make it quite clear
    • pictures begin to appear in this world through which human
    • appears which can be called the harmony of the spheres, cosmic
    • consciousness the clearest and most definite things of all,
    • remains hidden, but so appears to the consciousness of
    • pictures, alternately appearing and disappearing, the cosmic
    • conception. We learn to know how we have lived between death
    • we learn to know our destiny, our karma. We can learn to know
    • appearance of Christ on Earth, human beings — we
    • ourselves in earlier incarnations — entered very often
    • into this sleep their Angel appeared and raised them out of it
    • of sleep, but not out of the third. Before the appearance of
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    • approaching us from a distance. He comes nearer and nearer, and
    • when he is quite close it appears that he is preparing to make
    • other man comes still nearer and the harmless instrument which
    • have given rise to the anxiety, fear and terror, then something
    • the waters bear him to the surface and make him free again. The
    • the dream. But when we reach a stage where the appearance of
    • eyes are used to perceive light and colour, the ears to hear
    • waking life, they can now say: ‘The Earth has
    • Inspirational consciousness, but let us make it quite clear
    • pictures begin to appear in this world through which human
    • appears which can be called the harmony of the spheres, cosmic
    • consciousness the clearest and most definite things of all,
    • remains hidden, but so appears to the consciousness of
    • pictures, alternately appearing and disappearing, the cosmic
    • conception. We learn to know how we have lived between death
    • we learn to know our destiny, our karma. We can learn to know
    • appearance of Christ on Earth, human beings — we
    • ourselves in earlier incarnations — entered very often
    • into this sleep their Angel appeared and raised them out of it
    • of sleep, but not out of the third. Before the appearance of
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    • to-day. We have to learn to find again a deeper and deeper meaning in
    • further in such descriptions, and so to approach nearer to spiritual
    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • complicated process than for the ordinary consciousness it appears to
    • music into the recently-experienced earthly sounds. They are in a
    • from earthly experience that are most nearly comparable to it. This is
    • nature, in the shining stream which during earthly sleep flows from
    • music, which comes from the region of the organs of hearing; the
    • Thus when we proceed further inwards from the senses there appears to
    • the ears of our fellow men, is as if transformed, turned inwards
    • only appearance — one finds all those hierarchical beings called
    • many years ago. In the periodical, Luzifer Gnosis, it is
    • an appearance, and its true inner reality must be sought. This reality
    • who for the earth has died. For this being no longer has physical ears
    • — and physical ears would be needed.
    • being lives on earth, alternating between waking and sleeping. During
    • or evil earthly man, as earthly man living in truth or in error. But
    • We get nearer and nearer to a real picture of this Being. Just as one
    • co-operation of Beings — presenting then an unreal appearance to
    • unclear vision. Just as in the unreal grey cloud the gnats are the
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    • to-day. We have to learn to find again a deeper and deeper meaning in
    • further in such descriptions, and so to approach nearer to spiritual
    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • complicated process than for the ordinary consciousness it appears to
    • music into the recently-experienced earthly sounds. They are in a
    • from earthly experience that are most nearly comparable to it. This is
    • nature, in the shining stream which during earthly sleep flows from
    • music, which comes from the region of the organs of hearing; the
    • Thus when we proceed further inwards from the senses there appears to
    • the ears of our fellow men, is as if transformed, turned inwards
    • only appearance — one finds all those hierarchical beings called
    • many years ago. In the periodical, Luzifer Gnosis, it is
    • an appearance, and its true inner reality must be sought. This reality
    • who for the earth has died. For this being no longer has physical ears
    • — and physical ears would be needed.
    • being lives on earth, alternating between waking and sleeping. During
    • or evil earthly man, as earthly man living in truth or in error. But
    • We get nearer and nearer to a real picture of this Being. Just as one
    • co-operation of Beings — presenting then an unreal appearance to
    • unclear vision. Just as in the unreal grey cloud the gnats are the
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    • for the first Goetheanum building in Dornach, Switzerland. Ten years
    • later, a tragic fire destroyed the nearly completed building. In
    • It is important to bear in mind that the meditation is
    • instruments of will, which bear him through the world of space. It is
    • giving and receiving. The legs meet earth, and as they walk in the
    • of earthly life be traced, but that a vertical direction should be
    • great truth which is heard in the East, heard in the West, heard in
    • the North, heard in the South. Those locations must not be conceived
    • also in the pulsating of heart and lungs, the middle region. In this
    • passing years, the great epochs. It will breathe with oceans, winds,
    • heart's unsullied feeling, the union of the higher self with the I of
    • united Himself with earthly destiny, and He now moves horizontally
    • within the earth-sphere bestowing grace so that human beings may rise
    • Through the sacrifice of the Christ — His union with earthly
    • in the limbs and in the throb of heart and lungs (will and feeling),
    • had learned to ask the appropriate question out of the depths
    • spiritual being, mankind will grow in spiritual stature, and earthly
    • earthly existence. Utter debasement was rampant and the corrupt
    • This day-Light began to stream into human hearts, for
    • for simple shepherds whose hearts held innocent love, as well as for
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  • Title: Meditation: The Foundation Stone Meditation
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    • Which bear you through the world of space
    • This hear the Spiritual Beings in East, West, North,
    • May human beings hear it!
    • You live in the heart-lung throbbing,
    • For there reigns the Christ will in the earth-sphere
    • This hear the Spiritual Beings in East, West, North,
    • May human beings hear it.
    • This hear the Spiritual Beings in East, West, North,
    • May human beings hear it.
    • Into earthly life-stream.
    • The simple shepherd-hearts,
    • Our hearts
    • From hearts found
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    • In East, West, North, South hear this:
    • May men hear it too.
    • You live in the heart-lung-beat
    • For the will of Christ reigns in the earthly sphere
    • In East, West, North, South hear this:
    • May men hear it too.
    • What will be heard in the heights;
    • In East, West, North, South hear this:
    • May men hear it too.
    • Into earthly evolution;
    • The poor shepherd hearts
    • Our hearts —
    • Our hearts beget,
    • years later, and after both versions have been published in book
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    • In East, West, North, South hear this:
    • May men hear it too.
    • You live in the heart-lung-beat
    • For the will of Christ reigns in the earthly sphere
    • In East, West, North, South hear this:
    • May men hear it too.
    • What will be heard in the heights;
    • In East, West, North, South hear this:
    • May men hear it too.
    • Into earthly evolution;
    • The poor shepherd hearts
    • Our hearts —
    • Our hearts beget,
    • years later, and after both versions have been published in book
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • The early Christian Gnosis possessed a far deeper and
    • Gnostics to be a highly important moment in the evolution of earthly
    • described by historical research as ‘Jesus of Nazareth,’
    • him for the three years after the Baptism of John had not previously
    • Nazareth as he lived on the Earth. And this ‘Super-humanity’
    • complete disappearance of any true conception of the Christ —
    • century, research into the life of Jesus was substituted for an
    • ancient Christology. It was research that grew more and more
    • achieved by this really serious research into the life of Jesus.
    • external, materialistic research. He will further realise that the
    • be justified by external, materialistic research. Not that the
    • only so, but research into these things has recently taken quite
    • and you will see that our age, after much painstaking research into
    • Nazareth by philological research into biblical and other documents,
    • ‘man’ Jesus of Nazareth. Thus external research was
    • materialistic research: ‘You are wrong if you believe that
    • this is the same age and the same kind of research that can see no
    • research? He has become a poetical image, a figure that has only
    • historical research the Christ has become an imaginary God. To put it
    • bluntly, we may say: Historical research has here arrived at
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    • The early Christian Gnosis possessed a far deeper and
    • Gnostics to be a highly important moment in the evolution of earthly
    • described by historical research as ‘Jesus of Nazareth,’
    • him for the three years after the Baptism of John had not previously
    • Nazareth as he lived on the Earth. And this ‘Super-humanity’
    • complete disappearance of any true conception of the Christ —
    • century, research into the life of Jesus was substituted for an
    • ancient Christology. It was research that grew more and more
    • achieved by this really serious research into the life of Jesus.
    • external, materialistic research. He will further realise that the
    • be justified by external, materialistic research. Not that the
    • only so, but research into these things has recently taken quite
    • and you will see that our age, after much painstaking research into
    • Nazareth by philological research into biblical and other documents,
    • ‘man’ Jesus of Nazareth. Thus external research was
    • materialistic research: ‘You are wrong if you believe that
    • this is the same age and the same kind of research that can see no
    • research? He has become a poetical image, a figure that has only
    • historical research the Christ has become an imaginary God. To put it
    • bluntly, we may say: Historical research has here arrived at
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  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • either of clear or vague premonitions, in various domains of modern
    • to clear away the above-mentioned objection.
    • would-be learned gentleman remarked: “Goethe was really a Mystic,
    • to-day we hear it said in academic circles: ‘To such and such a point
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • the depths of existence with a light as radiant and clear as that of
    • ideas and conceptions of a Mystic can be as lucid and clear as
    • mathematical concepts. Men must have patience to find their bearings
    • which its melodies and tones can be heard. We are surrounded by worlds
    • surrounding spiritual world that lies near us, we give the name of the
    • never be defined in clear, hard-and-fast terms, for once again they
    • into his heart.”
    • The study of Mysticism carries us back to very early stages in the
    • centres were temples as well as institutes of learning and they
    • with their eyes, they also heard with their ears. Wisdom was presented
    • such a way that men's hearts and souls were attuned to piety and
    • artists: Shakespeare and Beethoven. He saw in Shakespeare the
    • in the depths of the heart but do not pass over into deed. And then he
    • passages in Shakespeare's plays which gave him the impression: There
    • human heart which acts as a mediator, something that cannot pass over
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    • either of clear or vague premonitions, in various domains of modern
    • to clear away the above-mentioned objection.
    • would-be learned gentleman remarked: “Goethe was really a Mystic,
    • to-day we hear it said in academic circles: ‘To such and such a point
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • the depths of existence with a light as radiant and clear as that of
    • ideas and conceptions of a Mystic can be as lucid and clear as
    • mathematical concepts. Men must have patience to find their bearings
    • which its melodies and tones can be heard. We are surrounded by worlds
    • surrounding spiritual world that lies near us, we give the name of the
    • never be defined in clear, hard-and-fast terms, for once again they
    • into his heart.”
    • The study of Mysticism carries us back to very early stages in the
    • centres were temples as well as institutes of learning and they
    • with their eyes, they also heard with their ears. Wisdom was presented
    • such a way that men's hearts and souls were attuned to piety and
    • artists: Shakespeare and Beethoven. He saw in Shakespeare the
    • in the depths of the heart but do not pass over into deed. And then he
    • passages in Shakespeare's plays which gave him the impression: There
    • human heart which acts as a mediator, something that cannot pass over
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
    • sharply defined, clear-cut concepts. But these concepts were
    • research and investigation, albeit those who stood wholly within the
    • Aristotle, and the kind of knowledge that made its appearance about
    • before the Mystery of Golgotha had not been united with earthly
    • evolution, had passed into an earthly body and linked Himself with the
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • in regard to the outstanding figures of the early Christian centuries
    • cannot be said to rule or direct the other Ideas. All Ideas bear a
    • thinking are making their appearance. In Plato's time, thoughts
    • evolved independently were unknown. Whereas the Initiates of earlier
    • We learn, then, that by the time of Plato and Aristotle, wisdom was
    • of Ammonius Saccas. How did the world appear to the soul of
    • cycle, repeated visibly in the Sun, repeats itself every year. But the
    • year the cycle is repeated. If these Powers alone held sway, there
    • would be three hundred and sixty days in a year. But there are, in
    • hundred and sixty. The five remaining days in the cosmic year which
    • more hours in the year. And these hours are directed by forty-two
    • earthly Powers. — Iamblichus also said to his pupils: The three
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
    • Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
    • sharply defined, clear-cut concepts. But these concepts were
    • research and investigation, albeit those who stood wholly within the
    • Aristotle, and the kind of knowledge that made its appearance about
    • before the Mystery of Golgotha had not been united with earthly
    • evolution, had passed into an earthly body and linked Himself with the
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • in regard to the outstanding figures of the early Christian centuries
    • cannot be said to rule or direct the other Ideas. All Ideas bear a
    • thinking are making their appearance. In Plato's time, thoughts
    • evolved independently were unknown. Whereas the Initiates of earlier
    • We learn, then, that by the time of Plato and Aristotle, wisdom was
    • of Ammonius Saccas. How did the world appear to the soul of
    • cycle, repeated visibly in the Sun, repeats itself every year. But the
    • year the cycle is repeated. If these Powers alone held sway, there
    • would be three hundred and sixty days in a year. But there are, in
    • hundred and sixty. The five remaining days in the cosmic year which
    • more hours in the year. And these hours are directed by forty-two
    • earthly Powers. — Iamblichus also said to his pupils: The three
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  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • fact which is clearly evident to the clairvoyant power. Humanity
    • renounced. During the past years, we have been involved in the
    • fearful catastrophe of the great war, because of the difficulty which
    • heart of one who is able to look into these mysteries, is the fact
    • important events. The most important events of the past years have
    • which comes from earlier conditions of earthly existence,
    • great importance to this mystery, but to-day it is necessary to bear
    • explained to you just now. Particularly the years of sorrow, the
    • past four or five years, can send a great truth trickling into
    • events of the past four or five years have taken, had the human
    • should, learn to consider his life between birth and death as a
    • One more thing should be grasped clearly. You know that the religions of
    • civilised world, during the past four or five years. Many people have
    • searched for the cause of these happenings; many have accused one
    • the past four or five years resembles the waves Of the sea,
    • The forces of humanity had been stirred up from year to year.
    • years and one could say: Something which has the nature of elemental
    • A clear view of things is impossible unless we extend this fact, that a great
    • The armed contest of the past four or five years is only the
    • these, battles. In the near future, the East and the West threaten to
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    • fact which is clearly evident to the clairvoyant power. Humanity
    • renounced. During the past years, we have been involved in the
    • fearful catastrophe of the great war, because of the difficulty which
    • heart of one who is able to look into these mysteries, is the fact
    • important events. The most important events of the past years have
    • which comes from earlier conditions of earthly existence,
    • great importance to this mystery, but to-day it is necessary to bear
    • explained to you just now. Particularly the years of sorrow, the
    • past four or five years, can send a great truth trickling into
    • events of the past four or five years have taken, had the human
    • should, learn to consider his life between birth and death as a
    • One more thing should be grasped clearly. You know that the religions of
    • civilised world, during the past four or five years. Many people have
    • searched for the cause of these happenings; many have accused one
    • the past four or five years resembles the waves Of the sea,
    • The forces of humanity had been stirred up from year to year.
    • years and one could say: Something which has the nature of elemental
    • A clear view of things is impossible unless we extend this fact, that a great
    • The armed contest of the past four or five years is only the
    • these, battles. In the near future, the East and the West threaten to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • little of what should be known to humanity in a near future, at least
    • appearance, which can be perceived through the physical senses and
    • envelops him here upon the. earth, could only arise during the
    • Earth-epoch, but it received its first foundation during the ancient
    • Saturn-epoch. During the Sun, Moon and Earth epochs, it then
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • Movement. The transformation during the Earth-epoch, that is to say,
    • Form, This is a most significant fact, which we must bear in mind.
    • When we encounter man’s physical body upon the Earth, we must
    • with an Ego, we must bear in mind that it has received a certain
    • earthly body, which has a physical form, has been formed in such a
    • way as to become a bearer of the Ego. Together with the Ego, the
    • now has and which is in keeping with the fact that it is the bearer
    • Bear in mind, for instance, the description contained in my
    • Spirits of Form, during the Earth-epoch. Let us now contemplate the
    • has acquired these forms only during the Earth. epoch. But think of
    • earth, we may indeed find certain differences among men, but these
    • gaze over the surface of the earth and study the form of various
    • not hear even such peculiar observations that it is not possible to
    • being bears within him, as a disposition, the whole animal kingdom.
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    • little of what should be known to humanity in a near future, at least
    • appearance, which can be perceived through the physical senses and
    • envelops him here upon the. earth, could only arise during the
    • Earth-epoch, but it received its first foundation during the ancient
    • Saturn-epoch. During the Sun, Moon and Earth epochs, it then
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • Movement. The transformation during the Earth-epoch, that is to say,
    • Form, This is a most significant fact, which we must bear in mind.
    • When we encounter man’s physical body upon the Earth, we must
    • with an Ego, we must bear in mind that it has received a certain
    • earthly body, which has a physical form, has been formed in such a
    • way as to become a bearer of the Ego. Together with the Ego, the
    • now has and which is in keeping with the fact that it is the bearer
    • Bear in mind, for instance, the description contained in my
    • Spirits of Form, during the Earth-epoch. Let us now contemplate the
    • has acquired these forms only during the Earth. epoch. But think of
    • earth, we may indeed find certain differences among men, but these
    • gaze over the surface of the earth and study the form of various
    • not hear even such peculiar observations that it is not possible to
    • being bears within him, as a disposition, the whole animal kingdom.
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • words which echo in our ears when the Dornach Speech Chorus declaims
    • Heavens to the Earth and work in the aspiring souls of men. And in
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • the inner constitution and attitude of the human soul in earlier
    • were working through the hands, the heads and the hearts of men.
    • we must create out of full and clear consciousness, free from any
    • must open our minds and hearts to thoughts which shed light upon the
    • always been known as Temples. You have already heard how the life of
    • region of the Earth.
    • striking and significant feature of this early Art of Building?
    • what the earlier temples in that part of the world may have been, it
    • the hearts and souls of men were led to the God who dwelt in deep
    • columns which in themselves reveal their function as ‘bearers’
    • embodied, within Earth-existence. This is expressed in the whole form
    • needs no human being near it or inside it; it stands there in its own
    • different. The call of a Christian church goes out to the hearts and
    • its own boundaries, to express the aspirations and searchings of
    • architectural forms of the early temples of Asia Minor were born. All
    • — that is what the early temple of Asia Minor expresses, not as
    • that early Art of Building. Man as a physical being has his spiritual
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    • words which echo in our ears when the Dornach Speech Chorus declaims
    • Heavens to the Earth and work in the aspiring souls of men. And in
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • the inner constitution and attitude of the human soul in earlier
    • were working through the hands, the heads and the hearts of men.
    • we must create out of full and clear consciousness, free from any
    • must open our minds and hearts to thoughts which shed light upon the
    • always been known as Temples. You have already heard how the life of
    • region of the Earth.
    • striking and significant feature of this early Art of Building?
    • what the earlier temples in that part of the world may have been, it
    • the hearts and souls of men were led to the God who dwelt in deep
    • columns which in themselves reveal their function as ‘bearers’
    • embodied, within Earth-existence. This is expressed in the whole form
    • needs no human being near it or inside it; it stands there in its own
    • different. The call of a Christian church goes out to the hearts and
    • its own boundaries, to express the aspirations and searchings of
    • architectural forms of the early temples of Asia Minor were born. All
    • — that is what the early temple of Asia Minor expresses, not as
    • that early Art of Building. Man as a physical being has his spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • the essence and meaning of the whole evolution of the Earth lies in
    • planet to the Earth. Unable to become an earthly man, the Being would
    • in all likelihood find the things on Earth quite unintelligible. Yet
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • the Earth, — in earthly evolution. Beginning from this deeper
    • Earth.
    • descends into an earthly body. As we in ordinary life remember our
    • was a soul before I descended to the Earth. Notably in still more
    • and spirit which had preceded his descent to Earth. He experienced
    • before I descended to the Earth, was in a world where the Sun is no
    • ideas were interwoven. Here upon Earth man felt that he must find
    • appear upon the scene shortly before the Mystery of Golgotha such
    • of Earth-evolution, and that he had evolved by degrees farther and
    • Mysteries was he who evolved in his heart and soul the forces whereby
    • — “Better to be a beggar upon Earth than a king in the
    • realm of shades” — bears witness, how deeply humanity had
    • learned to feel the estrangement of their being from the world of
    • appeared as sickness. All humanity was suffering as it were the
    • Earth. These things mankind had now forgotten, and as the Mystery of
    • by the human heart. Around us is the world of Nature, but where is
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    • the essence and meaning of the whole evolution of the Earth lies in
    • planet to the Earth. Unable to become an earthly man, the Being would
    • in all likelihood find the things on Earth quite unintelligible. Yet
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • the Earth, — in earthly evolution. Beginning from this deeper
    • Earth.
    • descends into an earthly body. As we in ordinary life remember our
    • was a soul before I descended to the Earth. Notably in still more
    • and spirit which had preceded his descent to Earth. He experienced
    • before I descended to the Earth, was in a world where the Sun is no
    • ideas were interwoven. Here upon Earth man felt that he must find
    • appear upon the scene shortly before the Mystery of Golgotha such
    • of Earth-evolution, and that he had evolved by degrees farther and
    • Mysteries was he who evolved in his heart and soul the forces whereby
    • — “Better to be a beggar upon Earth than a king in the
    • realm of shades” — bears witness, how deeply humanity had
    • learned to feel the estrangement of their being from the world of
    • appeared as sickness. All humanity was suffering as it were the
    • Earth. These things mankind had now forgotten, and as the Mystery of
    • by the human heart. Around us is the world of Nature, but where is
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  • Title: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • My DEAR Friends,
    • allows idealism to disappear altogether from his speaking, then he
    • course of the evolution of mankind on Earth.
    • that the words he speaks are nearly all of them signs for things that
    • not always so. If we go no farther back than to the earlier part of
    • symbol. The man of olden time entered with heart and soul into the
    • become no more than a sign. But it is scarcely more than 1500 years
    • similar to the feeling he had when he heard the word which in those
    • that is, an atmosphere is prepared around the Earth within which can
    • The evolution of language on Earth has thus a deep and intimate
    • studying something that has to do with the Earth, it is by no means
    • the evolution of higher spiritual Beings. We need only learn how to
    • Beings, and we can arrive at a clear perception of how the continuous
    • Earth.
    • Now they hearken to the Inspirations of the First
    • out of this Inspiration they pour down to Earth the speech-forming
    • If we go back to the earliest times of Post-Atlantean evolution, or
    • scholar and writer on the history of Art, Hermann Grimm, drew a clear
    • line of division between the Greeks and the Romans. When we learn
    • take pains to understand what we learn; but as we go back over
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    • My DEAR Friends,
    • allows idealism to disappear altogether from his speaking, then he
    • course of the evolution of mankind on Earth.
    • that the words he speaks are nearly all of them signs for things that
    • not always so. If we go no farther back than to the earlier part of
    • symbol. The man of olden time entered with heart and soul into the
    • become no more than a sign. But it is scarcely more than 1500 years
    • similar to the feeling he had when he heard the word which in those
    • that is, an atmosphere is prepared around the Earth within which can
    • The evolution of language on Earth has thus a deep and intimate
    • studying something that has to do with the Earth, it is by no means
    • the evolution of higher spiritual Beings. We need only learn how to
    • Beings, and we can arrive at a clear perception of how the continuous
    • Earth.
    • Now they hearken to the Inspirations of the First
    • out of this Inspiration they pour down to Earth the speech-forming
    • If we go back to the earliest times of Post-Atlantean evolution, or
    • scholar and writer on the history of Art, Hermann Grimm, drew a clear
    • line of division between the Greeks and the Romans. When we learn
    • take pains to understand what we learn; but as we go back over
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  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • in still earlier times the intervention of Jehovah was regarded not
    • occurred after the passage of an earlier phase of the evolutionary
    • men in Greece who meditated upon the earliest stages of
    • conditions of earthly birth and earthly death.
    • the teachings of the Gnostics, as they were called, in the early
    • existence. At this same stage, another Being appears, a Being
    • so, among those in whom these ideas lived during the early Christian
    • centuries — and the hearts of many men in those times were
    • little resemblance to the language used in the early days of
    • during the different epochs. In an earlier age, kinship with the
    • really learn a lesson from the technique of Scholastic thought, but
    • the learning will not be of the kind that finds favour to-day. It
    • must be an active learning, not a learning that consists
    • though a precipitous wall arose from Earth to Heaven, a wall whose
    • those decadent remains of earlier vision of the Pleroma which were
    • a Galileo, men felt the call to set about understanding the Earth
    • the Heavens modeled upon their conception of the Earth, in contrast
    • to the older science of the Earth which had been a reflection of
    • Earth, while Europe saw the beginnings of what was later to develop
    • decadence has corrupted an earlier insight into the world known as
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    • in still earlier times the intervention of Jehovah was regarded not
    • occurred after the passage of an earlier phase of the evolutionary
    • men in Greece who meditated upon the earliest stages of
    • conditions of earthly birth and earthly death.
    • the teachings of the Gnostics, as they were called, in the early
    • existence. At this same stage, another Being appears, a Being
    • so, among those in whom these ideas lived during the early Christian
    • centuries — and the hearts of many men in those times were
    • little resemblance to the language used in the early days of
    • during the different epochs. In an earlier age, kinship with the
    • really learn a lesson from the technique of Scholastic thought, but
    • the learning will not be of the kind that finds favour to-day. It
    • must be an active learning, not a learning that consists
    • though a precipitous wall arose from Earth to Heaven, a wall whose
    • those decadent remains of earlier vision of the Pleroma which were
    • a Galileo, men felt the call to set about understanding the Earth
    • the Heavens modeled upon their conception of the Earth, in contrast
    • to the older science of the Earth which had been a reflection of
    • Earth, while Europe saw the beginnings of what was later to develop
    • decadence has corrupted an earlier insight into the world known as
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  • Title: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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    • able entirely to free himself from that which makes him earthly man.
    • times. We have all heard of the primeval atavistic clairvoyance. For
    • himself from that which makes him earthly man. As earthly men, as you
    • elemental world, and there is a certain system which stands in a near
    • The elemental world, as I have indicated, is clearly to be perceived
    • there was a relation during earthly life between the one who has
    • world, we thus bear the being of the dead with us in our own
    • are by no means far away from us; they are far nearer to us than we
    • connection which was begun during his own life on Earth), he comes up
    • jagged sword, a spear that is shivered constantly against him.
    • If you bear all this in mind, you will say to yourself: Complicated
    • workings are contained in that which we bear within us as our soul;
    • see what he may have experienced perhaps many years ago; experiences
    • the foundations of the soul. Years ago, the human being had perhaps
    • complete mistakes. Analytical psychology in its search for the
    • with us now touches our soul far more nearly than what they did in
    • parents were connected. Learning the same business, spending his life
    • than in the physical. One year of the spiritual world corresponds to
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    • able entirely to free himself from that which makes him earthly man.
    • times. We have all heard of the primeval atavistic clairvoyance. For
    • himself from that which makes him earthly man. As earthly men, as you
    • elemental world, and there is a certain system which stands in a near
    • The elemental world, as I have indicated, is clearly to be perceived
    • there was a relation during earthly life between the one who has
    • world, we thus bear the being of the dead with us in our own
    • are by no means far away from us; they are far nearer to us than we
    • connection which was begun during his own life on Earth), he comes up
    • jagged sword, a spear that is shivered constantly against him.
    • If you bear all this in mind, you will say to yourself: Complicated
    • workings are contained in that which we bear within us as our soul;
    • see what he may have experienced perhaps many years ago; experiences
    • the foundations of the soul. Years ago, the human being had perhaps
    • complete mistakes. Analytical psychology in its search for the
    • with us now touches our soul far more nearly than what they did in
    • parents were connected. Learning the same business, spending his life
    • than in the physical. One year of the spiritual world corresponds to
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    • experiencing of Imaginations. The Veil of Isis. Man to learn to lift
    • is estranged from reality. Man turned gaze to the earth and now must
    • of head knowledge into heart knowledge. Transformation of
    • substance that streams into earth and out again. Today, no relation
    • between head-man and heart-man. Mankind unable to find connection of
    • reaction between head and heart. Socialism is head knowledge and the
    • head not of this earth. A spirituality connected with the earth's
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    • active in the social life. I stated that in earlier times men were
    • the myth by Dupuis. In other places we have repeatedly for years
    • through birth into earthly existence? This question, more or less
    • years, Typhon made a revolution while Osiris was absent extending his
    • Typhon slew him and made away with the dead body. Isis had to search
    • Greeks in some way or other heard of these Egyptian stories of
    • Greek heard the name Osiris, he could picture something from it, he
    • North a hundred years after the founding of Christianity, and he
    • was Osiris. So just think: the Greeks hear that the Egyptians have an
    • grasp it much more deeply presently — if we are clear that the
    • Egyptians sought to learn of the eternal part of the human soul. They
    • through whom the Greeks learnt of Osiris, he is no longer the God of
    • better said: Gaea and Uranus. They were the earliest divine pair with
    • the Gods who meet us where actual Greek history makes its appearance.
    • of this. Greek mythology. It is not clearly enough stressed, in spite
    • there were already men upon the earth, according to the view of the
    • descendants of these earlier men. We must say then that the Greeks
    • was quite clear that they had not created him, what in general one
    • calls ‘created’, but that men were there much earlier
    • Greek was quite clear: I do not, as it were, venerate this ancestor,
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    • in mankind, we know that we have to look back to earlier times of
    • perceptibility of super-earthly things. It is well to look back at
    • things take place in later times in connection with events of earlier
    • people remembered that it had been so earlier. They said — and
    • Imaginations was the age when Osiris wandered upon Earth. They meant
    • been a time in which men on earth lived in Imaginations. And this
    • described by saying: Osiris lived upon earth. Lost and slain had been
    • of the full moon rising in Taurus at a definite point of the year in
    • which Osiris has vanished from the earth, that is, in which he was no
    • point is to show when Imaginative clairvoyance disappeared from earth
    • ages when Imaginative clairvoyance prevailed on earth conditions
    • slain, she departed on a search for the dead body. She found it at
    • taken, not from animal or earthly forms, but from the
    • lately in our minds, I might say: You have heard in the
    • Such signs as the signs of the earliest writing were held to be holy.
    • Imaginations, the ancient picture-script disappeared and there arose
    • this that humanity has to look back to earlier evolutionary periods
    • years — as you know we have already spoken of other experiences
    • years of age had Imaginations — Imaginations of spiritual
    • old times men were clear that in this way, merely through head
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    • meaning of the concepts which perhaps do not come to clear
    • them as producing through their deeds what we call earthly humanity.
    • In fact the whole evolution of earthly man is only accomplished
    • and significant a difference that one must bear it well in mind. In
    • uniform source; they have very different origins, and we bear much
    • is directly rooted in Greek ideas. We bear much within us, especially
    • the immediate present bears much in it, that points back to the Old
    • Testament. The search of many human beings to find their right way
    • third Post-Atlantean epoch, the Egypto-Chaldean must reappear in the
    • Osiris-myth. We have seen that this early age meant to say: there
    • was able to give each piece the appearance of Osiris again. She then
    • of Scorpio, and opposite in Taurus the moon appears in the Pleiades
    • wandered upon earth. The laity looked at it as legendary. In the
    • heart, of the Egyptian. We have done so in a few characteristic
    • For, my dear friends, we will set opposite this Osiris-Isis myth
    • land of Philisterium’ not merely the very nearest environment
    • land of scientific profundity had once heard of this remarkable
    • they already were what they appeared to be. And behind the figures
    • the inscription stands clearly there, just as clearly as the
    • being had arisen with the appearance of life, but with the laws of
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    • culture, it was still plain and clear that when one spoke of
    • dear friends, into the connection of man with the whole universe, if
    • that the force which flowed through earthly life was the one which
    • early time a man who met another felt through the sensitivity of his
    • He met the other man and learnt to know him. As he breathed the air
    • in his neighbourhood, he learnt to know him. Yes, indeed, my dear
    • Think, my dear friends,
    • just as what I earlier characterized was taken in through the thorax
    • connects man more with what lies distant from the earth, with what is
    • elemental surroundings of earth withdraws, there appears the
    • body. On the one hand man's forces pass away from the earth into the
    • in man, to forces which lie between the regions of the heart and the
    • different from the earlier forms of knowing. In this epoch
    • earth arose in this age essentially through a Mars-culture, a warlike
    • the earth. But think of the great revolution that now comes with the
    • heavens, he now received from the earth. This is what is shown us
    • forehead. Man can become great with this earth-culture in this fifth
    • which was brought to him from the opposite side in earlier
    • the earth into a spiritually free humanity. And at one's disposal are
    • dear friends, stands favourably for this epoch, but this must give no
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    • years go on becomes older. In a certain respect one can say that for
    • reverse path is to be attributed to mankind. During the 2,160 years
    • immediately upon the great flooding of the earth — called in
    • great difference in the first 2,160 years after the great Atlantean
    • catastrophe, which again lasted for approximately 2,160 years, and
    • year. We are now living — since the 15th Century — in the
    • year through his natural forces. It becomes more and more pressing,
    • year, are entering the twenty-sixth and so on. So that men are
    • in early youth through natural forces, if they do nothing of their
    • nineteen-year-olds and eighteen-year-olds will believe that they
    • is so proud. One cannot do enough to make oneself clear how
    • Revolution is really altogether sincere in his inmost heart. One
    • attention he set another: the appearance of that man who took the
    • Napoleon had seven years in which to grow familiar with what he later
    • looked on as his task; for twice seven years the tumult lasted that
    • he carried through Europe, and then for seven years more the
    • seven years is the career of this man.’ In a very fine way this
    • always makes an important painting after a definite number of years.
    • takes place in seven-year periods, whereas between these periods
    • 1828. But for certain reasons which will shortly be clearer to us
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    • that sounds strange at first hearing but which corresponds to a deep
    • and significant truth — namely, man wanders over the earth but
    • for a knowledge of what man on the earth actually is.
    • man as he wanders about over the earth, as a picture, as a picture
    • on earth. One must regard man quite differently.
    • though it is there less clearly shown.
    • But by employing comparisons we wish to make various things clear.
    • cosmos appears to you with all its stars, fixed stars, planets and
    • their appearance in many heads. The human head is an image of the
    • through birth, this human head is transposed to the earth, it can be
    • not get beyond certain limits. This wisdom of the head, my dear
    • learns to know the upper and the lower Gods, the Upper and the
    • dear friends, if one only looks at the part of man which I have drawn
    • which wanders visibly about on earth.
    • thing: it appears in life quite clearly. The head is the instrument
    • practically up to our twenty-eighth or twenty-seventh year, the rest
    • in his thirtieth year. To outer physical observation such a sudden
    • eighty, ninety years old. If he had still lived from thirty to ninety
    • years he would slowly have gone through, one after another, many life
    • experiences. What he would thus have experienced during sixty years
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    • heaven always differs, according to the special spot on earth and the
    • birth. And just as here on the earth we learn to know the laws by
    • work chiefly upon the head. So that when the human head appears here
    • work, namely, that the earth is working there. In the case of the
    • my dear friends, is moreover very close to the discovery of this from
    • Spiritual Science. Natural science is very near at many points to a
    • indicated the same thing here, that natural science is very near to a
    • find water or metals under the earth by means of the divining-rod. In
    • mentioned on earlier occasions. It is not the aura of which we speak;
    • purely from researches of natural science it will be possible to
    • establish that what a man bears within him as inherited from
    • be nationalistic, my dear friends, if we were to follow our head
    • enter forthwith. Inasmuch as we are born we bear in our head the
    • their development will perhaps know that in the very early days it
    • fact that the head is mainly neutral as regards earthly conditions;
    • filled with spirit and spirit-beings — and the earth on which
    • on to the earth out of the wide universe. If one wants to draw it
    • schematically, one can say: if the earth is here in universal space
    • in upon the earth, a fine universal substance (arrows inwards), and
    • this fine substance penetrates a little below the earth's
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    • THROUGH REPEATED EARTH LIVES
    • The Soul's Progress through Repeated Earth Lives
    • progress through successive earth lives. You are already familiar
    • body is devoted to a retrospective view of his last earth life, which
    • appears before his soul like a panorama. This period ends when the
    • as the physical body is pushed downward towards the earth.
    • earth life with the etheric body, and also with the physical body. As
    • himself. The etheric body bears within itself, as it were, the
    • which we continue to bear as our astral body must not be looked upon
    • being approaches the time for his return to earth, he acquires
    • we must imagine that the human being, as he appears when he is born
    • on earth, is really formed from two directions. I have described to
    • earth, for a certain people, a certain family. On the other hand
    • toward the earthly realm, toward a people, a family, and so forth. If
    • through the ego's feeling itself linked with the earth, feeling
    • itself drawn toward the earth, creates the organization from within
    • skin-sense formation, is organized by the earth.
    • forces, one a macrocosmic and the other an earthly force, to unite.
    • alone, from the germ. He is rather the fusion of the extra-earthly
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    • The Soul's Progress through Repeated Earth Lives
    • progress through successive earth lives. You are already familiar
    • body is devoted to a retrospective view of his last earth life, which
    • appears before his soul like a panorama. This period ends when the
    • as the physical body is pushed downward towards the earth.
    • earth life with the etheric body, and also with the physical body. As
    • himself. The etheric body bears within itself, as it were, the
    • which we continue to bear as our astral body must not be looked upon
    • being approaches the time for his return to earth, he acquires
    • we must imagine that the human being, as he appears when he is born
    • on earth, is really formed from two directions. I have described to
    • earth, for a certain people, a certain family. On the other hand
    • toward the earthly realm, toward a people, a family, and so forth. If
    • through the ego's feeling itself linked with the earth, feeling
    • itself drawn toward the earth, creates the organization from within
    • skin-sense formation, is organized by the earth.
    • forces, one a macrocosmic and the other an earthly force, to unite.
    • alone, from the germ. He is rather the fusion of the extra-earthly
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    • At the present stage of evolution reached by man in earthly life, it
    • immersed during sleep is that, at the present stage of the Earth's
    • earliest period, as a tiny child, the human being as it were sleeps
    • his way into the earthly life. You must not think here only of the
    • his way into earthly life.
    • man's life on Earth? Three things must be considered if we are
    • his pre-earthly life and proceeds to weave, in the dim consciousness
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • walk. Man enters the world, the earthly world, as a being who
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • does not merely consist in the child's learning to stand
    • falling over. Thus he learns to place his body into the world; he
    • learns to control his muscles and limbs in such a way that the centre
    • significance comes to pass with the learning to walk, namely
    • faculty of learning to walk. The differentiation testifies, in the
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • the search for equilibrium. Then, out of speaking, thinking
    • connected with learning to speak. It is extraordinarily
    • during the time when, as a child, he is learning to speak; and it is
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    • My DEAR
    • At the present stage of evolution reached by man in earthly life, it
    • immersed during sleep is that, at the present stage of the Earth's
    • earliest period, as a tiny child, the human being as it were sleeps
    • his way into the earthly life. You must not think here only of the
    • his way into earthly life.
    • man's life on Earth? Three things must be considered if we are
    • his pre-earthly life and proceeds to weave, in the dim consciousness
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • walk. Man enters the world, the earthly world, as a being who
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • does not merely consist in the child's learning to stand
    • falling over. Thus he learns to place his body into the world; he
    • learns to control his muscles and limbs in such a way that the centre
    • significance comes to pass with the learning to walk, namely
    • faculty of learning to walk. The differentiation testifies, in the
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • the search for equilibrium. Then, out of speaking, thinking
    • connected with learning to speak. It is extraordinarily
    • during the time when, as a child, he is learning to speak; and it is
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    • 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,
    • We shall never understand Goethe unless we bear in mind the
    • Faust which he had written earlier. After that journey he
    • Spirit of the Earth art nearer to me.” After the year 1790
    • to work again upon his drama, the Spirit of the Earth is no longer
    • ‘nearer’ to him; he then describes the macrocosm, in the
    • he does not inwardly say: “Thou Spirit of the Earth art
    • nearer,” but he says: Not until I rise above the earthly
    • Earth can I understand Man. — And many other passages can be
    • written in the year 1790, on the Metamorphosis of the Plants
    • on the basis of what we have learnt by measuring, counting and
    • search for objectivity than he is to-day. We can see quite clearly
    • We can have no clear idea of what this really means unless we
    • We men of modern times must learn to make a clear distinction between
    • languages. Can you imagine a young Greek being expected to learn the
    • example, taught to nearly every child to-day would have been regarded
    • beginning and an ending of a mineral Earth to-day and build up our
    • the entropy of the Earth. All these things are abstractions, derived
    • would have been about you from early youth. — I am not quoting
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    • 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,
    • We shall never understand Goethe unless we bear in mind the
    • Faust which he had written earlier. After that journey he
    • Spirit of the Earth art nearer to me.” After the year 1790
    • to work again upon his drama, the Spirit of the Earth is no longer
    • ‘nearer’ to him; he then describes the macrocosm, in the
    • he does not inwardly say: “Thou Spirit of the Earth art
    • nearer,” but he says: Not until I rise above the earthly
    • Earth can I understand Man. — And many other passages can be
    • written in the year 1790, on the Metamorphosis of the Plants
    • on the basis of what we have learnt by measuring, counting and
    • search for objectivity than he is to-day. We can see quite clearly
    • We can have no clear idea of what this really means unless we
    • We men of modern times must learn to make a clear distinction between
    • languages. Can you imagine a young Greek being expected to learn the
    • example, taught to nearly every child to-day would have been regarded
    • beginning and an ending of a mineral Earth to-day and build up our
    • the entropy of the Earth. All these things are abstractions, derived
    • would have been about you from early youth. — I am not quoting
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    • To begin with, I want to express my heart-felt thanks for the cordial
    • After many long years of work in this domain of knowledge, I know
    • many years have been concerned with answering this very question, you
    • of its research are based entirely upon misunderstanding.
    • scientific research today, anthroposophical Spiritual Science wishes
    • to proceed hand-in-hand with everything that can be learnt from
    • modern research.
    • certain boundaries. Every scientific researcher is aware that the
    • every scientific researcher is aware that this problem lies beyond
    • human heart can conjecture about what lies on yonder side of the
    • world of the senses can stand the test of searching examination; the
    • places of the heart.
    • consciousness. Many a mystic unearths from the depths of the soul,
    • early childhood undergoes many metamorphoses and that it can reappear
    • nothing else than stimuli received during childhood, appearing in a
    • from the depths of the human heart. In both directions he comes up
    • The aim of anthroposophical research is to avoid both these pitfalls
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • in a few months; others again will need years. The principle,
    • abstract thought. And nearly all the thinking that goes on in
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    • To begin with, I want to express my heart-felt thanks for the cordial
    • After many long years of work in this domain of knowledge, I know
    • many years have been concerned with answering this very question, you
    • of its research are based entirely upon misunderstanding.
    • scientific research today, anthroposophical Spiritual Science wishes
    • to proceed hand-in-hand with everything that can be learnt from
    • modern research.
    • certain boundaries. Every scientific researcher is aware that the
    • every scientific researcher is aware that this problem lies beyond
    • human heart can conjecture about what lies on yonder side of the
    • world of the senses can stand the test of searching examination; the
    • places of the heart.
    • consciousness. Many a mystic unearths from the depths of the soul,
    • early childhood undergoes many metamorphoses and that it can reappear
    • nothing else than stimuli received during childhood, appearing in a
    • from the depths of the human heart. In both directions he comes up
    • The aim of anthroposophical research is to avoid both these pitfalls
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • in a few months; others again will need years. The principle,
    • abstract thought. And nearly all the thinking that goes on in
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    • intellectualism, as such, has made its first appearance in the course
    • years prior to the Mystery of Golgotha, and then it has gradually
    • intellect (in Plato, this was not evident as yet) and who clearly
    • fourth century of our era. Particularly a man like Augustine clearly
    • followed the first four hundred years after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • really learn a great deal in this connection, if they would train
    • altogether disappeared, particularly in regard to their inner
    • scholastics it was a conceptual form with clearly defined outlines,
    • could be learnt if we would once more become acquainted with what has
    • descriptions appear to us?
    • spheres of knowledge slowly begin to appear from the fifteenth
    • world which appears to the external observation through the senses.
    • We should clearly
    • gradually disappeared completely, and what lies before us in the
    • super-sensible contents gradually pales and disappears. Also this
    • book was published in 1855, when a clearly defined Darwinism did not
    • as yet exist, for Darwin's first epoch-making book only appeared in
    • year 1858 was very trenchant in the more recent spiritual evolution.
    • Darwin's “Origin of the Species” appeared at that
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    • intellectualism, as such, has made its first appearance in the course
    • years prior to the Mystery of Golgotha, and then it has gradually
    • intellect (in Plato, this was not evident as yet) and who clearly
    • fourth century of our era. Particularly a man like Augustine clearly
    • followed the first four hundred years after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • really learn a great deal in this connection, if they would train
    • altogether disappeared, particularly in regard to their inner
    • scholastics it was a conceptual form with clearly defined outlines,
    • could be learnt if we would once more become acquainted with what has
    • descriptions appear to us?
    • spheres of knowledge slowly begin to appear from the fifteenth
    • world which appears to the external observation through the senses.
    • We should clearly
    • gradually disappeared completely, and what lies before us in the
    • super-sensible contents gradually pales and disappears. Also this
    • book was published in 1855, when a clearly defined Darwinism did not
    • as yet exist, for Darwin's first epoch-making book only appeared in
    • year 1858 was very trenchant in the more recent spiritual evolution.
    • Darwin's “Origin of the Species” appeared at that
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    • nineteenth and early twentieth century have become great. It was
    • decade of the nineteenth century and in the early twentieth century.
    • peculiar phenomenon then appeared in the history of civilisation;
    • from an aesthetic standpoint. We can bear in mind the monumental
    • Haeckel could be clearly distinguished from the others, but the
    • younger men (nearly all of them were unsalaried lecturers, but in
    • we bear in mind this phenomenon and its connection with the
    • fear and tremble for the future of humanity. I have described this to
    • and then ... when the earth shall have continued for a while in this
    • the earth.
    • might say: These impulses of feeling appear in the most
    • say should be borne in mind very clearly.
    • bear within them unconsciously. But within the metabolic part of man,
    • has appeared in the world-historical events, and this is now
    • seized the instincts, this now appears in the world-historical
    • earth in which the so-called civilisation has unfolded. We may
    • the East and asserting itself over a great part of the earth. This is
    • reproach, if we bear in mind the moral conceptions of the nineteenth
    • have, for instance, heard Avenarius at Zurich, or Mach's pupil,
    • can, of course appear to the head as altogether clean, bourgeois
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    • nineteenth and early twentieth century have become great. It was
    • decade of the nineteenth century and in the early twentieth century.
    • peculiar phenomenon then appeared in the history of civilisation;
    • from an aesthetic standpoint. We can bear in mind the monumental
    • Haeckel could be clearly distinguished from the others, but the
    • younger men (nearly all of them were unsalaried lecturers, but in
    • we bear in mind this phenomenon and its connection with the
    • fear and tremble for the future of humanity. I have described this to
    • and then ... when the earth shall have continued for a while in this
    • the earth.
    • might say: These impulses of feeling appear in the most
    • say should be borne in mind very clearly.
    • bear within them unconsciously. But within the metabolic part of man,
    • has appeared in the world-historical events, and this is now
    • seized the instincts, this now appears in the world-historical
    • earth in which the so-called civilisation has unfolded. We may
    • the East and asserting itself over a great part of the earth. This is
    • reproach, if we bear in mind the moral conceptions of the nineteenth
    • have, for instance, heard Avenarius at Zurich, or Mach's pupil,
    • can, of course appear to the head as altogether clean, bourgeois
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    • that cause death to pass over the earth very, very frequently, in a
    • hope that these times also bear within them forces for the unfolding
    • many people abandon the physical plane, at a comparatively early age
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • physical body to the elements of the earth. When he passes through
    • portal of death at an early age, that etheric body might still have
    • or 30th year, the etheric body that abandons him still
    • year. These forces live in the etheric body; they do not go lost.
    • early youth? — In order to obtain a sound answer to this
    • ourselves: When we begin our physical life on earth through
    • our earthly life it grows younger and younger, until it reaches its
    • also say: When a human being dies in his young years, his etheric
    • this furniture van had appeared in a part where perhaps no
    • help of other people, it appeared that the little boy, Theodor Faiss,
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
    • that made it appear extraordinary), we should not think — if we
    • only seven years; nevertheless it contained forces that might have
    • near the woods; then it goes past the fire-box building and through
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    • that cause death to pass over the earth very, very frequently, in a
    • hope that these times also bear within them forces for the unfolding
    • many people abandon the physical plane, at a comparatively early age
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • physical body to the elements of the earth. When he passes through
    • portal of death at an early age, that etheric body might still have
    • or 30th year, the etheric body that abandons him still
    • year. These forces live in the etheric body; they do not go lost.
    • early youth? — In order to obtain a sound answer to this
    • ourselves: When we begin our physical life on earth through
    • our earthly life it grows younger and younger, until it reaches its
    • also say: When a human being dies in his young years, his etheric
    • this furniture van had appeared in a part where perhaps no
    • help of other people, it appeared that the little boy, Theodor Faiss,
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
    • that made it appear extraordinary), we should not think — if we
    • only seven years; nevertheless it contained forces that might have
    • near the woods; then it goes past the fire-box building and through
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    • insight, seems to point to man in pre-earthly existence, to man
    • before he descends to earthly life. And yet we find in Jacob Boehme’s
    • works no clear definition or description of man as a pre-earthly
    • describes in halting words the being of pre-earthly man but the man
    • to the earth. Jacob Boehme describes a rudiment only of pre-earthly
    • while Jacob Boehme harks back ineffectually to pre-earthly man,
    • Giordano Bruno gives us a blurred picture of man as he lives on earth
    • sufficiently clear to indicate real insight into that relation of man
    • to the cosmos which would open up a vista of pre-earthly and
    • post-earthly man.
    • knowledge of pre-earthly man — a knowledge drawn from ancient
    • of the universe which might have led him to a knowledge of earthly
    • imbued with content Bacon would have been pointing to post-earthly
    • living knowledge which in earlier epochs of human evolution it had
    • comprehensible to human reason. In this outer nature man learnt to
    • on earth without form, in lifeless nature, is really cloven asunder.
    • dissolved in water. Man bears this water within himself, in his vital
    • on earth. And man again gives form to these cosmic thoughts in his
    • conceit it would be quite pathetic to hear such people talk about
    • embodied in the crystal-formations of the earth, to which man gives
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    • before he descends to earthly life. And yet we find in Jacob Boehme’s
    • works no clear definition or description of man as a pre-earthly
    • describes in halting words the being of pre-earthly man but the man
    • to the earth. Jacob Boehme describes a rudiment only of pre-earthly
    • while Jacob Boehme harks back ineffectually to pre-earthly man,
    • Giordano Bruno gives us a blurred picture of man as he lives on earth
    • sufficiently clear to indicate real insight into that relation of man
    • to the cosmos which would open up a vista of pre-earthly and
    • post-earthly man.
    • knowledge of pre-earthly man — a knowledge drawn from ancient
    • of the universe which might have led him to a knowledge of earthly
    • imbued with content Bacon would have been pointing to post-earthly
    • living knowledge which in earlier epochs of human evolution it had
    • comprehensible to human reason. In this outer nature man learnt to
    • on earth without form, in lifeless nature, is really cloven asunder.
    • dissolved in water. Man bears this water within himself, in his vital
    • on earth. And man again gives form to these cosmic thoughts in his
    • conceit it would be quite pathetic to hear such people talk about
    • embodied in the crystal-formations of the earth, to which man gives
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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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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • 8th Year.
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    • IT IS A NECESSITY OF OUR EARNEST TIMES TO FIND AGAIN
    • live are so earnest that at present it is not in any way appropriate
    • briefly my heartfelt thanks to your esteemed president for her kind
    • live and its conditions are much more earnest than most people of the
    • year 747 in the south of Europe and which closed in the first thirty
    • years of the 15th century. That time was the beginning of that epoch
    • of human evolution in which we are still living. In the year 747
    • That striking year to
    • European development is the year 333 after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • The year 333 after the Mystery of Golgotha is the middle of the
    • earthly lives, we brought over — partly through physical
    • the earlier epochs of human evolution. We had to pass through
    • evolution of the whole earth, to the evolution of the whole universe.
    • the earthly, when he thus experienced the sun's light within him as
    • receive directly from the sun, but that came from the earth, as a
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
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    • IT IS A NECESSITY OF OUR EARNEST TIMES TO FIND AGAIN
    • live are so earnest that at present it is not in any way appropriate
    • briefly my heartfelt thanks to your esteemed president for her kind
    • live and its conditions are much more earnest than most people of the
    • year 747 in the south of Europe and which closed in the first thirty
    • years of the 15th century. That time was the beginning of that epoch
    • of human evolution in which we are still living. In the year 747
    • That striking year to
    • European development is the year 333 after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • The year 333 after the Mystery of Golgotha is the middle of the
    • earthly lives, we brought over — partly through physical
    • the earlier epochs of human evolution. We had to pass through
    • evolution of the whole earth, to the evolution of the whole universe.
    • the earthly, when he thus experienced the sun's light within him as
    • receive directly from the sun, but that came from the earth, as a
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • bring the outlook of Anthroposophy to bear on questions and
    • fulfil his mission on earth. ... It represents a force given to man
    • life between death and a new birth. Just as here on earth we have
    • by no means without significance for what we do during our earthly
    • significance for what happens on earth as a whole. For only part —
    • earth originates from those who are living in the physical body. The
    • earth.
    • evolution on the earth. A time will come in the physical evolution of
    • the earth — it will be after the year 5,700 — when, if he
    • fulfils his rightful evolution, man will no longer tread the earth by
    • of to-day, if evolution on the earth takes its normal course.
    • earth-evolution in a certain respect. It would then become possible
    • long to the earth in order to divert it from its normal evolution.
    • 2,500 years into a connection with the earthly world of such a kind
    • that they will, it is true, still have a relationship with the earth,
    • be astir as a being of spirit-and-soul in the affairs of the earth.
    • and in a still later epoch his relationship to the earthly will
    • between death and a new birth to-day, man is related to earthly
    • we understand how to imbue earth-evolution with its true meaning and
    • relationship with earthly affairs that we now have only between death
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    • bring the outlook of Anthroposophy to bear on questions and
    • fulfil his mission on earth. ... It represents a force given to man
    • life between death and a new birth. Just as here on earth we have
    • by no means without significance for what we do during our earthly
    • significance for what happens on earth as a whole. For only part —
    • earth originates from those who are living in the physical body. The
    • earth.
    • evolution on the earth. A time will come in the physical evolution of
    • the earth — it will be after the year 5,700 — when, if he
    • fulfils his rightful evolution, man will no longer tread the earth by
    • of to-day, if evolution on the earth takes its normal course.
    • earth-evolution in a certain respect. It would then become possible
    • long to the earth in order to divert it from its normal evolution.
    • 2,500 years into a connection with the earthly world of such a kind
    • that they will, it is true, still have a relationship with the earth,
    • be astir as a being of spirit-and-soul in the affairs of the earth.
    • and in a still later epoch his relationship to the earthly will
    • between death and a new birth to-day, man is related to earthly
    • we understand how to imbue earth-evolution with its true meaning and
    • relationship with earthly affairs that we now have only between death
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • Perhaps, my dear friends, at the close of what I have to say, you
    • about that in more recent years the way of working had necessarily to
    • Movement will become clear if we take our start from the forms in
    • receives with a really devoted Christian heart the theology offered
    • on earth and now works on further in that life. — I perceived
    • spiritual life. And it is indeed clear that the religious impulse
    • their hearts — perhaps more intensely than others — what
    • persons out of whose hearts springs the impulse to strive for that
    • their hearts a strong religious impulse, a specifically Christian
    • mind and heart, do not immediately find their way to the
    • ultimately a case of seeing clearly and distinctly that we are living
    • researchers. And if men do not become spiritual researchers but
    • discovered by spiritual researchers can be understood by such persons
    • humanity should lay hold of men’s hearts and minds as
    • out of the natural tendencies of their heart and mind were to find
    • by forming communities in which heart and soul and spirit work
    • hearts of men directly, so that men may be strengthened by these
    • clearly understand that it is the anthroposophical impulse which
    • happen on any account; it would strike at the very heart of the
    • this being made quite clear to the world; to individuals who wished
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    • Perhaps, my dear friends, at the close of what I have to say, you
    • about that in more recent years the way of working had necessarily to
    • Movement will become clear if we take our start from the forms in
    • receives with a really devoted Christian heart the theology offered
    • on earth and now works on further in that life. — I perceived
    • spiritual life. And it is indeed clear that the religious impulse
    • their hearts — perhaps more intensely than others — what
    • persons out of whose hearts springs the impulse to strive for that
    • their hearts a strong religious impulse, a specifically Christian
    • mind and heart, do not immediately find their way to the
    • ultimately a case of seeing clearly and distinctly that we are living
    • researchers. And if men do not become spiritual researchers but
    • discovered by spiritual researchers can be understood by such persons
    • humanity should lay hold of men’s hearts and minds as
    • out of the natural tendencies of their heart and mind were to find
    • by forming communities in which heart and soul and spirit work
    • hearts of men directly, so that men may be strengthened by these
    • clearly understand that it is the anthroposophical impulse which
    • happen on any account; it would strike at the very heart of the
    • this being made quite clear to the world; to individuals who wished
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  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • To the human beings on this earth, entrusted to your care,
    • passed through the Mystery of Golgotha for the welfare of the earth
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • body, which we learn to know externally in the physical world through
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • the physical body, from the very beginning of earthly existence up to
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
    • and the heart.” This interior, however, that can thus
    • something also split off during the Earth-development; it went out
    • Of course, this was only the case during the early stages of
    • We should bear in mind that many super-sensible facts are connected
    • etheric body is concerned. But we must learn to think differently,
    • body is handed over to the elements of the earth. Now we might think
    • meaning. For we can hand over to the earth only those parts of our
    • physical body that come from the earth itself. We cannot,
    • however, hand over to the earth that part of our physical body that
    • the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These super-sensible
    • hand over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
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    • Yearly subscription: 17.–Swiss Francs. — Single Copies: 35 cents.
    • To the human beings on this earth, entrusted to your care,
    • passed through the Mystery of Golgotha for the welfare of the earth
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • body, which we learn to know externally in the physical world through
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • the physical body, from the very beginning of earthly existence up to
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
    • and the heart.” This interior, however, that can thus
    • something also split off during the Earth-development; it went out
    • Of course, this was only the case during the early stages of
    • We should bear in mind that many super-sensible facts are connected
    • etheric body is concerned. But we must learn to think differently,
    • body is handed over to the elements of the earth. Now we might think
    • meaning. For we can hand over to the earth only those parts of our
    • physical body that come from the earth itself. We cannot,
    • however, hand over to the earth that part of our physical body that
    • the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These super-sensible
    • hand over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
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  • Title: Lecture: Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Finnish Nation
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    • threefold nature and in which the three members of the soul appear
    • contains a clear consciousness of the soul’s threefold nature.
    • those ancient seers (but we must bear in mind the fact that the
    • And so a race descends, that bears within its soul, in a natural
    • and in the character of Faust, in general — it bears within its
    • Christ appears at the end of “Kalevala”, but because he
    • true Ego, the gift of the earth, depends upon the fact that the
    • spirits of the earth influence him from below, through the Maya of
    • earthly substance. The spirits of the earth work from below, through
    • the solid earth, as it were, and in our time these spirits of the
    • earth are essentially used for the purpose of calling forth in the
    • powers than if this is not the case) then not only the earthly
    • man’s earthly part from below, but something else must ray into
    • this earthly element, another elemental influence must ray into it.
    • existence is intimately connected with the spirit of the earth —
    • in so far as this existence is an earthly one and in so far as he
    • working upwards from below, from the earth itself, so man’s
    • that lives upon the earth in the form of watery element, of liquid,
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    • threefold nature and in which the three members of the soul appear
    • contains a clear consciousness of the soul’s threefold nature.
    • those ancient seers (but we must bear in mind the fact that the
    • And so a race descends, that bears within its soul, in a natural
    • and in the character of Faust, in general — it bears within its
    • Christ appears at the end of “Kalevala”, but because he
    • true Ego, the gift of the earth, depends upon the fact that the
    • spirits of the earth influence him from below, through the Maya of
    • earthly substance. The spirits of the earth work from below, through
    • the solid earth, as it were, and in our time these spirits of the
    • earth are essentially used for the purpose of calling forth in the
    • powers than if this is not the case) then not only the earthly
    • man’s earthly part from below, but something else must ray into
    • this earthly element, another elemental influence must ray into it.
    • existence is intimately connected with the spirit of the earth —
    • in so far as this existence is an earthly one and in so far as he
    • working upwards from below, from the earth itself, so man’s
    • that lives upon the earth in the form of watery element, of liquid,
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    • It is certainly clear
    • the twenty-one or twenty-two years of the Society's development, we
    • surrounding them in life today. In the early days of the Society,
    • concern of their hearts, something they cannot really do without if
    • learning capacity take in, confront the ethical, moral and religious
    • life of learning. Only a victim of prejudice could believe and say
    • our sixth year onward is the product of externally influenced will
    • kind of learning that the world he wants to escape from has acquired
    • is fused into one indivisible whole in the heart and soul of an
    • For the truth is that everything in life that flowers and bears fruit
    • just characterized, and because something then made its appearance
    • those specific hearts. But such a coming together of human beings
    • anthroposophical life need instead is loving hearts and eyes opened
    • Otherwise, the right heart and feeling are missing in one's relation
    • perfectly clear about the will's intense involvement in all such
    • also flows into one's will impulses, insofar as it has bearing on
    • matter from the standpoint of the heart, what a difference you see!
    • Think how dissatisfied the heart is with one's external life! One
    • include aspects that bear on will development.
    • Society. One is fear of the super-sensible. This unadmitted fear
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    • It is certainly clear
    • the twenty-one or twenty-two years of the Society's development, we
    • surrounding them in life today. In the early days of the Society,
    • concern of their hearts, something they cannot really do without if
    • learning capacity take in, confront the ethical, moral and religious
    • life of learning. Only a victim of prejudice could believe and say
    • our sixth year onward is the product of externally influenced will
    • kind of learning that the world he wants to escape from has acquired
    • is fused into one indivisible whole in the heart and soul of an
    • For the truth is that everything in life that flowers and bears fruit
    • just characterized, and because something then made its appearance
    • those specific hearts. But such a coming together of human beings
    • anthroposophical life need instead is loving hearts and eyes opened
    • Otherwise, the right heart and feeling are missing in one's relation
    • perfectly clear about the will's intense involvement in all such
    • also flows into one's will impulses, insofar as it has bearing on
    • matter from the standpoint of the heart, what a difference you see!
    • Think how dissatisfied the heart is with one's external life! One
    • include aspects that bear on will development.
    • Society. One is fear of the super-sensible. This unadmitted fear
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    • we have learnt to distinguish.
    • earth.
    • because Ahriman and Lucifer are bound up with the earthly world, because
    • explained to you, disappeared about the time in which the Mystery of Golgotha
    • the light-movements of their light-body. These things were learnt by the
    • not come near the upper Gods, that they may behold me. May great darkness
    • fear. The Light is my Saviour, I shall not be afraid.’
    • fear, we must think of Ahriman as we saw him in one of the Mystery Plays.
    • this fragment of the Pistis-Sophia. Does it not appear as if it had been
    • extol Thee, O Light! for I desire to draw near unto Thee. I will extol Thee,
    • needful to see these facts clearly, for it is very important to recognize how
    • more numerous — who recognise this very clearly, and note carefully and
    • must first know what must happen and recognise clearly and without any
    • only come from Spiritual Science. Then before all else, it is clear to us
    • that what should be inculcated during the tender years of childhood into the
    • materialistic tone of the day. But at least we must learn to feel it a
    • give expression to them at this turning point of the year; for the Festival
    • of the New Year is a kind of sign marking the progress of time generally; and
    • qualities disappear behind two: He believes everything and he forgets
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    • we have learnt to distinguish.
    • earth.
    • because Ahriman and Lucifer are bound up with the earthly world, because
    • explained to you, disappeared about the time in which the Mystery of Golgotha
    • the light-movements of their light-body. These things were learnt by the
    • not come near the upper Gods, that they may behold me. May great darkness
    • fear. The Light is my Saviour, I shall not be afraid.’
    • fear, we must think of Ahriman as we saw him in one of the Mystery Plays.
    • this fragment of the Pistis-Sophia. Does it not appear as if it had been
    • extol Thee, O Light! for I desire to draw near unto Thee. I will extol Thee,
    • needful to see these facts clearly, for it is very important to recognize how
    • more numerous — who recognise this very clearly, and note carefully and
    • must first know what must happen and recognise clearly and without any
    • only come from Spiritual Science. Then before all else, it is clear to us
    • that what should be inculcated during the tender years of childhood into the
    • materialistic tone of the day. But at least we must learn to feel it a
    • give expression to them at this turning point of the year; for the Festival
    • of the New Year is a kind of sign marking the progress of time generally; and
    • qualities disappear behind two: He believes everything and he forgets
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    • is due to the astrality of the earth descending from without into the
    • we shall have to become clear about the fundamental difference
    • earth; out of it a quite definite plant will arise. From a grain of
    • wheat a wheat stalk and ears will grow, and out of a bean will come a
    • true that the gardener may bring his influence to bear on it and
    • impressions, so that they do not disappear again, we need the etheric
    • presented great difficulties, because things go in through one ear
    • If you compare the beans of thousands of years ago with the beans of
    • last year, and even a certain amount that happened yesterday. A
    • “forgotten”, has by no means disappeared from your whole
    • gradually disappears and is forgotten. It is there nevertheless, and
    • something, but rather learn to forget it. It is the worst thing
    • of an ethical-moral nature. A warm-hearted disposition that does not
    • bear grudges is really based on this, too. Bearing resentment preys
    • bearer of all the instincts, desires, passions, feelings, sensations
    • must first learn to forget all that binds him to the physical world.
    • life appear, in readiness for the work of Devachan. There they become
    • to have when he re-enters earthly life. This work of preparing his
    • ‘Lethe’, the River of Forgetfulness, and has learnt to
    • remembering. The happenings of the world have not disappeared, of
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    • been attending these group lectures for years will perhaps have
    • immaterial whether you hear the one on one Monday and the next the
    • connection, even though the subject matter will appear to differ, and
    • These could well appear to have nothing in common; however, you will
    • our age of materialism it appears to anyone who can see to the bottom
    • not just to know this, but to understand more and more clearly the
    • ego, and these ailments also appear in a way — but in a limited
    • symptoms can result, affecting the stomach, head or heart. However,
    • connected with its external expression, the blood, appear as a rule —
    • but only as a rule, for things are not so clear cut in the world,
    • even though you can draw clear lines when you want to make
    • observations — these illnesses appear as chronic illnesses.
    • Various other disturbances appearing to begin with are usually
    • symptoms. One or another symptom may appear, which nevertheless
    • bearer of the ego. I could speak to you for hours about the types of
    • and says he has been suffering from this or that for years, is what
    • illnesses that appear externally as chronic illnesses, and that are
    • irregularities of the astral body and that appear in certain
    • superstition to believe that when someone has a stomach or heart
    • complaint or even a clearly perceptible irregularity somewhere, the
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    • want to speak of other aspects that will not appear to be directly
    • will start today by looking at an important moment in man's earthly
    • division of the sexes took place in the kingdom of man on earth. You
    • the very first appearance altogether of two sexes in earthly
    • bisexuality occur earlier. But what we call the human kingdom did not
    • visualise how the earlier dual sexed human being gradually developed
    • meaning will become clear to you when you see what we call
    • fructification appeared for the first time at the moment when the
    • vision can see that there was a time in mankind's earthly evolution
    • and those beings which in those early times were male-female received
    • to come into the world today with identical appearance and character,
    • a man whether he lived in one part of the earth or another. If he
    • traveled just a short distance over the earth, that had a great
    • further that reveals itself to us is that the earth itself became
    • say the earthy nature of the earth intensified, this uniformity
    • make this quite clear I would like to tell you something that you may
    • inwardly it is very clear, in fact striking, that the one who is
    • speaker. Everything you hear you also say with a gentle movement of
    • as the earth and everything upon it became denser and denser man
    • and gradually disappeared altogether the more humanity progressed.
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    • Otherwise we would have to start from the beginning every year.
    • will concern ourselves today with something that will again appear to
    • and that we can only acquire after years of group work. Patient work
    • would have seemed absurd appear possible and probable, and we can see
    • that life bears them out. The observation we want to start from is
    • describing a circle and disappearing from time to time into the large
    • the cosmic astral body any more, whilst in earlier times man was very
    • which would have worked destructively in earlier times but which is
    • feelings. This is hardly noticed today, though in earlier times it
    • corresponds roughly to the course of the year. You can imagine an
    • that in the course of a year the human being turns around as it were;
    • course of a year he has to revolve once on his own axis and once
    • relationships. That the sun is encircled by the earth in a year
    • of the spirit. The moon had to go round the earth because its
    • revolution of the earth in the course of a day corresponds to the ego
    • out something that occultism has always taught, but which will appear
    • In very ancient times the earth did not revolve around its axis; this
    • axial rotation arose in the course of time. Whilst earth man was
    • The first stimulus to movement did not occur in the earth but in man.
    • it is subject, and the human ego actually took the earth with it and
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    • bear in mind the two alternating states of consciousness experienced
    • the objects of the physical sense world appear round you again. You
    • times seven days it returns to the same point. And now please bear in
    • Earth, ancient Moon, and how at that time the astral body was as it
    • rhythm, but in what way? We shall have to be clear about the
    • together, the temperature appears, as a summons to fight the enemy.
    • in greater detail today. With such things as these, which appear
    • Moon and Earth existence. If we look back to our old Moon we find
    • the earth. But outside there was a sun, and when such heavenly bodies
    • learnt about in the hierarchies of spirits. We have seen that it is
    • in earlier times certain conditions in man's life were
    • orbiting of the earth. And you can see how the things are to a
    • times. That was a very important point for earth evolution. Before
    • middle of Atlantean times is the most important point in earth
    • himself was a clock. His life's course, which he could clearly feel,
    • to the outer. And the essential part of man's evolution on earth is
    • about. Just imagine someone fancying that he could not bear the two
    • man in earthly evolution once he was free of the situation in which
    • superior to present-day earth man. We know of the sons of life or the
    • went through their human stage on the old Sun condition of the earth,
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    • connected with causes made by man himself in earlier lives. In order
    • describe it, too, as the period of learning to do without the
    • astral body he still has. He still has the bearer of passions,
    • Until man has learnt to do this, he continues living in what we call
    • earthly life — in reverse sequence. Assuming that a man dies in
    • his fortieth year, he will pass through all the experiences he has
    • thirty-ninth year, then the thirty-eighth, the thirty-seventh, the
    • had done something in his twentieth year that hurt someone else. When
    • time on earth. But in that case the whole of earth evolution would
    • make him the strong being he must become by the end of earth
    • evolution. It is thoroughly in keeping with earth evolution that he
    • hindrances in earthly evolution so that in removing them he could
    • year, he experiences this harm just as much as the joy and good he
    • development. This has to be cleared away, otherwise you cannot get
    • about the special character of your future lives on earth.
    • us suppose that in his twentieth year B hurt A. He now has to feel
    • appearance. During a certain period of our lives an inner necessity
    • that in our twentieth year we feel an inner urge to carry out a
    • its effect. This effect appears in the form of some illness, and here
    • opportunity. To put it another way, in our twentieth year we are not
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    • close to that of animals. The way of thinking that would so dearly
    • like to reduce man as near as possible to animal level, emphasises as
    • from his forefathers, the other part he brings with him from earlier
    • when the child cries its first tears and also smiles, because that is
    • forsaken. This is the expression of sorrow leading to tears, that the
    • neither laugh nor weep in its earliest days but only learns to do so
    • processes. And we can learn to understand these bodily processes from
    • the spiritual point of view if we become clear about the following:
    • from out of his ego this also appears physically in the expression of
    • tears which in a certain respect is like a flow of blood brought
    • forces at the same time as man learnt to weep and laugh, that is, at
    • entered his first earthly incarnation. Man was capable of it. If we
    • tears. A certain feeling of satisfaction — whether it is
    • tears. Just as in different circumstances a kind of satisfaction is
    • obtained from smashing a chair, tears are often shed for no further
    • reason than the sensual pleasure of inner activity; pleasure wearing
    • the mask of tears, even if the person is not conscious of it.
    • very different, hopeless and not at all moving is the appearance of
    • sorrow and tears in that world where they can no longer be overcome.
    • There they appear as the expression of damnation, of being cast into
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    • you consider what you know of earth conditions, then even if you look
    • man takes on a different form in different regions of the earth.
    • of the earth. You will remember that there are ‘races’,
    • originally connected with certain regions of the earth. You will also
    • find this corroborated by history, either in what you learnt at
    • or what we have learnt through anthroposophical science itself.
    • earth evolution. In the sphere of spiritual science we have looked
    • present-day earth conditions bring about such differences among men,
    • beginnings of our earth evolution, after it has passed through the
    • the beginning of earth evolution, earth, sun and moon were, as you
    • have been entirely different then. Man, evolving in earthly
    • evolution, would have been very different whilst the earth was still
    • the sun and then the moon separated from the earth! Now we know that
    • the epoch after the sun and the moon had separated from the earth is
    • when man descended from higher regions on to the earth. Although man
    • joined with the earth, it was not like today's body. At that time he
    • today not standing with his feet on the earth, but raising himself
    • being on the periphery of the earth. A present-day eye would not be
    • outside on to the earth. That was the purpose of the separation of
    • forces, like the sun sends its light, from outside on to the earth.
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    • can be undertaken with animals. We need merely bear one particular
    • process. We have repeatedly emphasised that in the first seven years
    • the fourteenth to the twenty-first year. We will only touch on this
    • During the first seven years of his life the child's etheric body is
    • twenty-second year, which is the time when strictly speaking the
    • course of his earlier incarnations work its way free.
    • to another, the human being learns by degrees to link together in
    • nerve-strands develop only after birth. A child will hear and see a
    • is ringing. The child learns this only gradually, because the part of
    • body and only when the twenty-second year has been reached does that
    • sheaths in the twentieth to the twenty-second year; then it becomes
    • his twenty-first year, its possibilities of development are all used
    • another. It is because man bears within him an ego that has already
    • been at work, although it only becomes free at his twenty-first year,
    • difficult concepts. But as we have been working for some years in
    • disappears further and further and the physical grows great, whilst
    • in involution the physical will disappear further and further and the
    • interpenetrates them too in a certain way, as an earthly being man is
    • the lily of the valley leaves in the seed; the physical disappears so
    • involution as regards his earthly being. For this earthly being of
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    • they were during life on Earth. Homer's seership. Michelangelo and
    • attitudes of soul in earthly life. For karmic adjustments, return
    • repair the damage to these sheaths cannot be drawn from the Earth but
    • acquired on Earth determine whether companionship or isolation will
    • established during existence on Earth cannot, to begin with, be
    • in later karma. Those living on Earth are able to have a great
    • Earth. Only during the last four centuries has consciousness of this
    • qualities during life on Earth. Man is not meant to witness what
    • from men's own souls. This is the mission of the Earth.
    • must not be confused with the ‘I’ recognised in earthly
    • learning to walk, to speak and to think. There is a natural
    • during earthly life between birth and death.
    • Cyclic seven-year periods in life. Coming of the second
    • in life on Earth and after death. ‘Public Opinion’ and
    • on Earth that a fundamental change takes place in their whole
    • outside us in life on Earth becomes our inner world. Preparation of
    • the body of the future earthly existence. When the soul encounters in
    • the spiritual world that which bears a new life germinally within it,
    • earthly life means loneliness and darkness in the spiritual world
    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
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    • they were during life on Earth. Homer's seership. Michelangelo and
    • attitudes of soul in earthly life. For karmic adjustments, return
    • earlier this year [From 25th to 31st August, 1912, eight lectures
    • or have heard something about my Mystery Play,
    • to emphasise in the lectures given over the years, it is that you
    • of truthfulness and earnestness, and become thoroughly conscious of
    • already has in his heart and in his soul the sense of truth which has
    • their souls. Over the years it has often been possible to indicate
    • what way have our studies over the last ten or twelve years demonstrated
    • this? Those of you who want to be clear about this need only turn to my book
    • the gist of what I have since said in the course of years, about the
    • appeared have been the natural outcome of that original spiritual
    • In the course of years we have spoken a great deal of
    • undertake further spiritual research into this realm and to present
    • allow it to deter us from the earnestness and respect for truth that
    • dint of earnest, intimate efforts we shall learn to be receptive to
    • For some years now the relationship of human beings
    • demand is made that anthroposophists shall not turn deaf ears to what
    • that 1899 was a very significant year; it was the end of a period of
    • 5,000 years in human history, the so-called Lesser Kali Yuga. Since
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    • repair the damage to these sheaths cannot be drawn from the Earth but
    • acquired on Earth determine whether companionship or isolation will
    • point of view will become thoroughly clear only when the whole course
    • consciousness. It must be clear to everyone that from the time a
    • person. At about the third year of life, although of course there are
    • children in whom this happens at an earlier age, the child begins to
    • first person. We know too that this year, although it varies in many
    • no possibility of any clear and distinct experience of himself as
    • experience comes to him? A clear observation of life can teach us
    • that if from the earliest periods after birth a child were never to
    • of his own identity. Indeed his whole life during these early years
    • consists in learning to distinguish himself from the world outside
    • of himself, and there is nothing further to be learnt by this means
    • returning each morning clearly into our consciousness is that we come
    • the ‘I’, and we will now try to be clear as to how this
    • new incarnation. In earthly existence — as is evident even to
    • acquire the forces which cannot be drawn from the sphere of the Earth
    • from the heavenly bodies connected with the Earth. These heavenly
    • the Earth man can acquire only the forces needed for the constant
    • around the Earth. Beings of various ranks are involved in the
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    • Relationships established during existence on Earth cannot, to begin
    • in later karma. Those living on Earth are able to have a great
    • Earth. Only during the last four centuries has consciousness of this
    • relationships he himself prepared during his existence on Earth. It
    • first, the same as was formed during our existence on Earth and we
    • our death. For instance, if at some particular time, say ten years
    • responsible on Earth. To a certain extent change has become
    • would be judging from the standpoint of our limited earthly
    • further development if it were otherwise, if he could not learn from
    • Those who have remained behind on Earth have a far
    • on Earth, one of whom comes into contact with Anthroposophy at a
    • circumstances in such a case, the one who is on Earth may be able to
    • finds its way into the hearts of men it will in very truth bridge the
    • superphysical, spiritual existence; furthermore that man is on Earth
    • between birth and death but that he is on Earth in order to send up
    • alive. Or on another occasion we may hear of an accident to a train
    • sold the ticket and then heard of the disaster. Would your experience
    • things that happen to you appear in a dream-picture or vision, you
    • quite clear that wherever we are placed in life we are faced
    • If we allow our hearts and minds to be influenced by
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    • qualities during life on Earth. Man is not meant to witness what
    • from men's own souls. This is the mission of the Earth.
    • earlier lectures we have heard that the imperishable part of the
    • forces are drawn from the world of the stars. We have also heard how
    • during his life on Earth. It was said that, for example, from the
    • if, during his life on Earth before death, he developed a genuinely
    • subsequent life on Earth, if he developed a truly religious attitude
    • instrument, he is connected with the forces of the Earth; in the life
    • the forces of the Earth during his physical life and his connection
    • forces which man draws into his consciousness during his earthly
    • earthly life, contribute nothing essential to what he needs for the
    • Earth. While man is awake the whole life-process is one of
    • destruction, of wear and tear. During waking life nothing in man's
    • being is restored. In the very earliest years of childhood, when any
    • concealed from the human being in his later years. Evidence for this
    • is the fact that he does not remember his earliest childhood. We can
    • concealed from man's conscious life on Earth. Processes of
    • not as things are on Earth, when man does not really know his own
    • what is learnt from anatomy or biology conveys no real knowledge of
    • differs from perception on Earth. On Earth the human being stands at
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    • previous years, for I propose to do that on Tuesday. I would ask you
    • propagation of the impulse given by Christ's appearance on the Earth
    • Earth is the deed of Gautama Buddha, the founder of a different
    • of as the Buddha life, Gautama Buddha rose in his twenty-ninth year
    • of Buddhahood, he need not henceforward incarnate on the Earth in a
    • on Earth for the last time as Gautama Buddha has since then been
    • shall be peace on Earth among men who are of good will.’ It is
    • hearts of men who are of good will. We have heard that the song of
    • time of the birth of Jesus, and the song of Angels heard by the
    • establish relations with Leaders and Teachers who appeared in this
    • the abandonment of any direct bond with the physical and earthly,
    • complete dedication in heart and soul, not merely in mind and
    • learnt of the Christ through the Buddha, appeared again on Earth, he
    • Francis of Assisi is a clear indication of what the effect of the
    • between death and the new birth. We have heard how during that period
    • undergo the experiences that are possible on Earth but not in other
    • Earth has undergone the experiences that belong to the heavens.
    • Through birth we bring into our existence on Earth the forces we have
    • Earth, how at each new incarnation the human being finds that the
    • Earth has changed and that his experiences are quite different. In
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    • must not be confused with the 'I' recognised in earthly
    • learning to walk, to speak and to think. There is a natural
    • during earthly life between birth and death.
    • individuality of whom we are now thinking lived on the Earth as
    • esoteric expositions of past centuries. And many people who hear
    • We know that the human being on Earth consists of
    • on Earth recognises as his own. Philosophers have a good deal to say
    • months or even first years of his life will seem to external science
    • the human being is not yet able to speak and has to learn how to do
    • so. Try to remember how you first learnt to speak, how you learnt to
    • Who, then, is the actor in this process of learning to
    • man of the Earth. He does not at once possess the capacities that
    • to acquire these capacities gradually. In the earliest period of his
    • learn to talk because their backbone is horizontal, not vertical.
    • and years of life.
    • learn to speak, to think and to walk upright. The Spirits who cast
    • in his earliest years of speaking and thinking in the real sense, are
    • Spirits of Movement but have remained at an earlier stage. We see the
    • horizontal position and consciously desire to stand upright, to learn
    • in contrast to an ‘I’ which merely appears in the field
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    • Cyclic seven-year periods in life. Coming of the second
    • in life on Earth and after death. 'Public Opinion' and
    • on Earth that a fundamental change takes place in their whole
    • cycles: one from birth until about the seventh year, or until the
    • puberty at about the fourteenth year; then a third cycle, and so on
    • 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
    • experiences connected with the actual seven-year cycles. You will
    • inward members of his constitution. From birth until the seventh year
    • 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
    • happening which cuts across the seven-year cycles of evolution. We
    • The first seven-year period ends with the change of
    • teeth. The appearance of the second teeth is, as it were, the final
    • is no longer in action. With the seventh year the formative principle
    • of what has already been established as form. After the seventh year
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    • outside us in life on Earth becomes our inner world. Preparation of
    • the body of the future earthly existence. When the soul encounters in
    • the spiritual world that which bears a new life germinally within it,
    • whole organism. We bear it about with us but we cannot observe it in
    • who have reached the stage of human existence during the Earth
    • and as if the Earth, observed from the viewpoint of sleep, contained
    • sleep, this human body itself has a singular appearance, a
    • follows. Only in the very first years of a child's life does this
    • during sleep-consciousness. During existence on Earth we look out
    • heavenly worlds are within our being, just as here on Earth we feel
    • that here, in life on Earth, is outside us becomes in that other life
    • To understand this we must be clear that the new human
    • Preparation for a return to the Earth begins a long time before birth
    • man bears within himself characteristics inherited from his
    • the reason why specific characteristics appear in a line of ancestors
    • is that perhaps only after hundreds of years a particular individual
    • his later earthly existence. The physical body which a man has on
    • Earth does not by any means derive in all details from the physical
    • the Earth. The physical body we bear is in itself fourfold. It has
    • evolved through the periods of Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth. Its very
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    • earthly life means loneliness and darkness in the spiritual world
    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
    • in the physical body on Earth. Relationship with the Buddha can be
    • had been no contact in earthly life, but this remains an exceptional
    • Earth. Words of Leonardo da Vinci. Anthroposophy can bridge the gulf
    • enlightened, one could often hear a way of speaking that is
    • occasionally also heard today, because stragglers from that epoch of
    • life on Earth? When death has taken place we shall discover whether
    • there is indeed a future life, and meanwhile if here on Earth we
    • concern ourselves only with the affairs of earthly existence and take
    • As I said, this way of speaking could be heard time and
    • Earth. Within certain limits the human being builds and fashions his
    • physical existence through birth. Our whole earthly existence depends
    • earlier lives on Earth. A person whose attitude in his last life on
    • Earth was unresponsive and antagonistic to all thoughts and ideas
    • what gifts we may receive from them for our next life on Earth —
    • during physical incarnation on Earth. If, at death, we bear with us
    • relationship to that reality depends upon whether in earthly life we
    • acquire during an incarnation on Earth he can acquire in no single
    • having to grope in darkness through life there or in fearful
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    • earthly life. Passage through the planetary spheres. Quotation from
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
    • it was the birth of the Earth-Soul.
    • earthly images: the ‘continental’ region of Spiritland,
    • is to embark on the course of earthly life, the being who is to live
    • experienced on Earth. The period of Kamaloka, or call it what you
    • entirely with earthly conditions. Kamaloka is fundamentally a period
    • Earth. In the physical body on Earth the soul has experiences which
    • be memories of earlier sense-impressions. If, therefore, you think
    • the soul's life in the world of the senses is specifically earthly
    • accustomed on Earth and — because the sense-organs have been
    • thoughts, for thoughts which in life on Earth are acquired through
    • Earth. The soul may long since have ceased to yearn for
    • customary on Earth. This earthly thinking is discarded in the region
    • recognises that thoughts such as are formed on Earth have
    • brain, he is still aware of a certain connection with the Earth
    • wishing continues throughout a man's earthly life. This form and
    • longing for the last earthly life is still present. First, in the
    • through eyes, to hear through ears, although eyes and ears no longer
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    • the Search for the Holy Grail
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    • course of lectures examine from the earliest times the historical
    • pattern of man's thoughts and spiritual development in searching for
    • spiritual research. Each direction is seen complimentary and
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    • Theosophical (later Anthroposophical) Society in the years between
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    • the life he spends on earth; for it would be killed by anything else.
    • “... We have heard what the Holy Grail contains. It contains
    • that by which the physical instrument of man on earth must be
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    • a year.
    • as a compulsion, a yearning of the soul.
    • Above all, many Members were greatly disposed to hearing the Gospels
    • hear there.
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    • Anthroposophy in our present age will find it necessary to clear away
    • that which includes Christmas and the New Year. When we take these
    • memories seriously, then it becomes clear to us that at the same time
    • take most earnestly the deeper principles of our anthroposophical
    • knowledge. This contradiction can be cleared away only when we call
    • were made by men, say two hundred years before the Mystery of
    • Golgotha and a hundred and fifty years after it, to deepen their
    • the pupils of Socrates a little earlier; it had become popular in a
    • ideas it had gained to bear on this one purpose. And it is most
    • appeared to human understanding as though it were dispersed through
    • be made clear and substantiated later on.
    • one's soul, one brings clairvoyant perception to bear on this
    • Then one feels oneself here on Earth, but carried away from the world
    • impression on one, there appears again, shining over Devachan, the
    • appears the star which sends forth its rays of power; and you can say
    • will speak of it only in so far as it bears on our present
    • explains so beautifully with his Darwinism, bears no relation to a
    • through if it turns away from all material conceptions and searches a
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    • to consider this, for unless we are clear about this inevitable
    • at what can be learnt about the Mystery of Golgotha from the
    • everything earthly and comes from spiritual realms; such a Being can
    • Christ Being dwelt for three years only in the body of Jesus of
    • the body of Jesus of Nazareth was not clear to them. They did not
    • flesh on Earth. The whole relation of the Christ to the two Jesus-boys
    • appearance of Christ on Earth is connected with the passage through
    • difficulties denied entirely that the Christ had appeared on Earth in
    • Earth before and after the death on Golgotha: it had appeared here
    • the greatest historical mystery in the Earth's evolution; but
    • to terms with the problem, but first it will be well to grasp clearly
    • that if it had been possible for the Christ Being to have appeared on
    • Earth among the holy Rishis at that time, their wisdom would have
    • suitable for Him. So He could not appear — the reasons for this
    • spiritual heights had appeared and had been born in a human being.
    • This divine-spiritual line of descent from spheres beyond the earthly
    • would have been clearly grasped; and myrrh would have been brought as
    • understanding was present, since these three Magi do at least appear
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    • From earlier lectures we know that the Christ Being can
    • Again and again, especially during the early centuries
    • Jesus-child and in him, up to his twelfth year, underwent the
    • previously been incarnated on Earth in this or that individual. We
    • Earth, something as it were remained behind; and that what had thus
    • remained behind appeared in the Nathan Jesus-child. Hence of this
    • which had developed in a certain way through earlier incarnations. We
    • walked the Earth as man. The only question is: Did this Being, whom
    • connection with Earth-evolution? [See
    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ.]
    • are not confined to those who incarnate on the Earth itself; there
    • not saying that this .Being had no previous relation with Earth
    • evolution of the Earth and of humanity in such a way as to have
    • walked the Earth as man. We must look for him not in the history of
    • the physical Earth, but in pre-earthly spiritual realms. And then,
    • had stayed on earth) and were incarnated in human bodies throughout
    • Atlantean times. We must accordingly think of Earth-evolution as
    • being such that the souls withdrew from the Earth's cosmic
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    • pictures which appeared in post-Atlantean times as the echoes, or
    • but, search as one may through the language; there are no other words
    • relationships. For the Zarathustrian world-picture this appears as
    • things that the Greeks wished to hear. In the autumn he returned to
    • influence on earth-life is not confined to the direct effects of its
    • form into man something taken from the Earth itself. He wishes to
    • clothe with a new covering, an Earth-vesture, the part of man that
    • has come down from earlier times, from Saturn, Sun, Moon. Jahve is
    • precisely the god who forms man out of the Earth — that is, out
    • of the forces and elements of the Earth. Therefore the ancient Hebrew
    • Earth, is Geology. Is not the geological character of the ancient
    • Adam — he who was formed out of earth! That is the significant
    • man out of earth; and he, the Jahve-god, having become in the
    • course of his evolution the Ruler of Earth, breathes out of his own
    • breath with what he has formed out of earth. And he wishes to dwell
    • those beings whom Jahve considered it his task to clothe in earth.
    • We know, and have emphasised, that the Earth develops
    • beings. The Earth does have forces of in-breathing and out-breathing
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • they appear as shadows of the Greek philosophers in Ionia. Through
    • themselves; it depends on when and where they appear. The forces that
    • appeared in the souls of the Sibyls were good and legitimate, but
    • soul through the clarity of the Ego. Yesterday we heard how the
    • disappears below ground and reappears later on. These forces were
    • indeed to reappear in another form, a form purified by the Christ
    • earth. Just as in human life, after we have been using our
    • the surface, unnoticed, in order to reappear — slowly, as we
    • shall hear.
    • gates. As on an earlier occasion another Sibylline oracle had guided
    • disappeared into mountain cavities, so that it is no longer to be
    • My dear friends, allow me at this point to confess to
    • you that when in my occult researches I tried to follow this stream,
    • I often lost trace of it; I had to search for places where it
    • reappeared. I could suppose that the stream of the Christ Impulse had
    • reappeared slowly, and that even today it has not fully reappeared
    • I had to experience the fact that occult researches are
    • slowly and by stages, if at last our research is to bring to light
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • called the result of research is given to the soul from out of the
    • as anthroposophists, it should be important to be clear that the
    • results to which one has to come in spiritual research are to be
    • research is not the outcome of ideas that have been put together, as
    • appear presumptuous — that because of our Movement a time has
    • vessel, it appears to us as the bearer of the Sun-spirit, for the
    • Sun-spirit appears within the moon's vessel in the form of the
    • the Grail has also been brought nearer to mankind again through
    • tradition, the picture of the Holy Grail must appear in the heavens
    • Now let us try again to get our bearings with regard to
    • Impulse; and in this moderated form it had to reappear, so that it
    • might become the bearer of spiritual culture in later times. Now let
    • traced, in the activities and spiritual mobility of the Earth. The
    • stars receded in face of the elements which surround the Earth in the
    • the Christ Impulse having poured itself out into the Earth's
    • belongs to the evolution of the Earth and (as I have shown in
    • had become a moon god only in order to help the Earth forward.
    • In the moon festivals of the Jews it was made clear that
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    • Sun Activity in Earthly Evolution
    • Activity in Earthly Evolution —
    • Bearing
    • and then the Moon evolution and today we are living in the Earth
    • karma. Please note, my dear friends, that our personal karma is
    • woven in such a way that what befalls us in successive earth lives is
    • we learn to read what is in the surrounding cosmos and not
    • must be clear that at first there is nothing so directly (I said; at
    • laws of Earth which prevail and are active when the ego fashions man
    • earthly laws of the embodiment of the Ego, we look towards the
    • directly under the active forces of Earth-existence.
    • Earthly existence. For it is active in the period before man enters
    • Earth existence through his physical birth, it is active before the
    • Earth are working. But it is active in what exists only in the mother
    • the birth and perishes. In all that envelops the earthly human being
    • earthly life.
    • what can only thrive during earthly evolution within the protecting
    • diagram. We have seen that through all complications that appear
    • EARTH
    • embryo becomes so to say more and more atomistic. The nearer the
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    • Sun Activity in Earthly Evolution
    • Activity in Earthly Evolution —
    • Bearing
    • and then the Moon evolution and today we are living in the Earth
    • karma. Please note, my dear friends, that our personal karma is
    • woven in such a way that what befalls us in successive earth lives is
    • we learn to read what is in the surrounding cosmos and not
    • must be clear that at first there is nothing so directly (I said; at
    • laws of Earth which prevail and are active when the ego fashions man
    • earthly laws of the embodiment of the Ego, we look towards the
    • directly under the active forces of Earth-existence.
    • Earthly existence. For it is active in the period before man enters
    • Earth existence through his physical birth, it is active before the
    • Earth are working. But it is active in what exists only in the mother
    • the birth and perishes. In all that envelops the earthly human being
    • earthly life.
    • what can only thrive during earthly evolution within the protecting
    • diagram. We have seen that through all complications that appear
    • EARTH
    • embryo becomes so to say more and more atomistic. The nearer the
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    • researches carried out during the 19th century into earthly
    • Initiation-science we must again learn to realise that our planetary
    • We will think, to begin with, of the planet nearest the Earth, the
    • planet with whose history the Earth's history — though only in
    • entirely different part in earthly life from the part it plays today.
    • united with the Earth. The Moon then separated from the Earth and now
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • human heart, succeeds in relating himself to the Sun's light in such
    • the possession of the most advanced spirits on the Earth but have
    • The farther we go back in the evolution of the Earth, the less do we
    • we come to all that was once taught to primeval humanity on Earth by
    • universe, after leaving the Earth together with the Moon. A certain
    • great Teachers of earthly humanity; but all consciousness of the
    • What is still transmitted to the Earth from the heavens represents
    • the Earth, especially the forces that are connected with the sexual
    • Moon, while the highest wisdom once possessed by the Earth lies
    • We turn now to Saturn. In earlier times Saturn was regarded as the
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • for earthly life. Saturn is an entirely self-engrossed heavenly body
    • of the Moon Beings if we are to learn anything from them about cosmic
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    • researches carried out during the 19th century into earthly
    • Initiation-science we must again learn to realise that our planetary
    • We will think, to begin with, of the planet nearest the Earth, the
    • planet with whose history the Earth's history — though only in
    • entirely different part in earthly life from the part it plays today.
    • united with the Earth. The Moon then separated from the Earth and now
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • human heart, succeeds in relating himself to the Sun's light in such
    • the possession of the most advanced spirits on the Earth but have
    • The farther we go back in the evolution of the Earth, the less do we
    • we come to all that was once taught to primeval humanity on Earth by
    • universe, after leaving the Earth together with the Moon. A certain
    • great Teachers of earthly humanity; but all consciousness of the
    • What is still transmitted to the Earth from the heavens represents
    • the Earth, especially the forces that are connected with the sexual
    • Moon, while the highest wisdom once possessed by the Earth lies
    • We turn now to Saturn. In earlier times Saturn was regarded as the
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • for earthly life. Saturn is an entirely self-engrossed heavenly body
    • of the Moon Beings if we are to learn anything from them about cosmic
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  • Title: Geographic Medicine: Lecture I
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    • of the human spirit, however, something else makes a clear impression
    • we need only bear in mind, by way of example, how such conceptions,
    • the visual appearance, the sun in a certain way, at least in its
    • relation to the earth, stands still. Human habits of thought and
    • most clearly apparent in the realm of the living.) If the natural
    • beginning of earthly evolution, at least far distant epochs (those
    • epochs, for example, before the human being walked the earth) in
    • of evolution, is based on the search for origins, looking for the
    • clearly recognized, clearly thought through. In order to arrive at
    • actually from this corner of human feeling that the objections rear
    • in the sphere of his own research. The spiritual scientist cannot
    • speaking about the results of his research, he is always obliged to
    • the audience who have often heard me speak here know how little it is
    • the result of more than thirty years of spiritual research. And it
    • was more than thirty years ago that these very problems, these tasks,
    • heart and soul when these are permeated by a striving for knowledge,
    • be merely in the body; this much is clear; but it is just as clear
    • necessity if an individual is wrestling for knowledge in all earnest.
    • most knowledgeable people, we hear a particular conclusion when they
    • to immerse the soul in it entirely. We must have no fear while
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    • earthly, into the physical region in which the human being resides in
    • in the physical body, confined themselves to the earthly-physical
    • hundreds and thousands of years were carefully guarded by certain
    • In earlier times, when
    • life here on earth he increasingly seeks for mental images, concepts,
    • In earlier times of
    • evolution of humanity, that the Copernican world view appeared, just
    • as now spiritual science must appear. A different physical view of
    • structure of the world, that the earth, stands still, the sun moving
    • around the earth, the stars moving around the earth, and that beyond
    • after death in the earthly sphere. This world view did not yet result
    • in human beings becoming destructive in the earthly sphere after
    • that the earth circles around the sun, only with such pictures
    • world view the human being is chained to the earth after death unless
    • are there. Through life here on earth we must attain increasing
    • associations have as their goal to transform the earth gradually into
    • an earthly paradise. Even before these past three years there were
    • the mere physical earth, to being united also with what the physical
    • earth will become.
    • The physical earth
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    • obvious, we nevertheless frequently hear objections raised against
    • that, at first, we learn to know the chief facts of spiritual life,
    • the principal things connected with the evolution of earthly life,
    • with the repeated lives on earth, with the life between death and a
    • the deeper riddles of man and of the world, which only appear in the
    • we consider the repeated lives on earth. But these are more general
    • lost a dear relative. This relative was comparatively young when he
    • considerably long stretch of life upon the earth without him. We can
    • for many people. We must now bear in mind the fact that spiritual
    • Someone has died in his young years, he has been torn away from his
    • live ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years with another person, a far
    • who has remained behind must bear the loss. In an abstract way, we
    • intimately connected with him still dwell upon the earth, and through
    • be borne on earth, while, on the other hand, more intensive
    • let us say, fifteen years sooner. The fact that he has spent a
    • way begins to acquire a true significance. For we must bear in mind
    • contribute to the evolution of the earth during our succeeding lives
    • on earth. What has begun with the sorrow we have felt in losing a
    • continues, and this continuation appears in the next life on earth.
    • earth. This may perhaps not soothe our pain in single cases, but if
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    • obvious, we nevertheless frequently hear objections raised against
    • that, at first, we learn to know the chief facts of spiritual life,
    • the principal things connected with the evolution of earthly life,
    • with the repeated lives on earth, with the life between death and a
    • the deeper riddles of man and of the world, which only appear in the
    • we consider the repeated lives on earth. But these are more general
    • lost a dear relative. This relative was comparatively young when he
    • considerably long stretch of life upon the earth without him. We can
    • for many people. We must now bear in mind the fact that spiritual
    • Someone has died in his young years, he has been torn away from his
    • live ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years with another person, a far
    • who has remained behind must bear the loss. In an abstract way, we
    • intimately connected with him still dwell upon the earth, and through
    • be borne on earth, while, on the other hand, more intensive
    • let us say, fifteen years sooner. The fact that he has spent a
    • way begins to acquire a true significance. For we must bear in mind
    • contribute to the evolution of the earth during our succeeding lives
    • on earth. What has begun with the sorrow we have felt in losing a
    • continues, and this continuation appears in the next life on earth.
    • earth. This may perhaps not soothe our pain in single cases, but if
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • years. Here, for instance, is the world of our sense-perceptions, the
    • named it differently. To gain clear and living ideas of these
    • world. Just as when we open our eyes or lend our ears to the outer
    • ordinary consciousness they do not appear as imaginations,
    • more real than memory. We bear within us — shall we say —
    • and which we go on receiving all the time. We bear them within us,
    • I mean not the inner life that lives in clear, well-defined memories,
    • certain number, however, are more nearly related to ourselves, and
    • one among them — related to us most nearly of all — acts
    • Death, when for a few days we still bear our etheric body with us, we
    • of Death, but the more exactly we study it, the clearer the
    • clear on this. Every thought, every idea, every feeling we develop
    • mutual interplay between them. We can observe it most clearly when by
    • if in his heart and mind he had a definite and living interest in the
    • dead person. Interests of heart and feeling must always be the
    • shall speak presently.) Some interest of heart and feeling must be
    • flow from the dead into the dear ones whom he has left on Earth
    • We shall never learn
    • being in earthly life meets with a friend or with some person with
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • years. Here, for instance, is the world of our sense-perceptions, the
    • named it differently. To gain clear and living ideas of these
    • world. Just as when we open our eyes or lend our ears to the outer
    • ordinary consciousness they do not appear as imaginations,
    • more real than memory. We bear within us — shall we say —
    • and which we go on receiving all the time. We bear them within us,
    • I mean not the inner life that lives in clear, well-defined memories,
    • certain number, however, are more nearly related to ourselves, and
    • one among them — related to us most nearly of all — acts
    • Death, when for a few days we still bear our etheric body with us, we
    • of Death, but the more exactly we study it, the clearer the
    • clear on this. Every thought, every idea, every feeling we develop
    • mutual interplay between them. We can observe it most clearly when by
    • if in his heart and mind he had a definite and living interest in the
    • dead person. Interests of heart and feeling must always be the
    • shall speak presently.) Some interest of heart and feeling must be
    • flow from the dead into the dear ones whom he has left on Earth
    • We shall never learn
    • being in earthly life meets with a friend or with some person with
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    • relationship with certain spiritual powers during the earth's future.
    • forces to form his etheric body as he descends to earthly life. We
    • external etheric world, there unites the effect of man's earthly
    • to pour into man's earthly existence. The present forms a link in
    • achieved something; one was eager to hear what they had to say, and
    • into the earthly life of mankind. Whether this will happen depends
    • upon man opening his heart and soul to what thus seeks entry, through
    • many doors, as it were, into the earthly world from the spiritual
    • But, my dear friends, it would be a great mistake to compare the
    • the four elements of earth, water, air and fire, then it makes no
    • earthen nature has as its foundation an elemental spirituality.
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
    • contained in everything of a solid earthy nature. The outstanding
    • characteristic of these elemental begins dwelling in solid earth is
    • Thus, in the solid earth element live spiritual beings of an
    • earth. One could say that just as man consists of flesh and blood so
    • astute beings a suitable earthy object contains, then one can
    • through their super-cunning they would appear as seven or
    • guidance of Ahriman with the clear intention of opposing human
    • the elemental beings would divert the earth from its intended
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    • relationship with certain spiritual powers during the earth's future.
    • forces to form his etheric body as he descends to earthly life. We
    • external etheric world, there unites the effect of man's earthly
    • to pour into man's earthly existence. The present forms a link in
    • achieved something; one was eager to hear what they had to say, and
    • into the earthly life of mankind. Whether this will happen depends
    • upon man opening his heart and soul to what thus seeks entry, through
    • many doors, as it were, into the earthly world from the spiritual
    • But, my dear friends, it would be a great mistake to compare the
    • the four elements of earth, water, air and fire, then it makes no
    • earthen nature has as its foundation an elemental spirituality.
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
    • contained in everything of a solid earthy nature. The outstanding
    • characteristic of these elemental begins dwelling in solid earth is
    • Thus, in the solid earth element live spiritual beings of an
    • earth. One could say that just as man consists of flesh and blood so
    • astute beings a suitable earthy object contains, then one can
    • through their super-cunning they would appear as seven or
    • guidance of Ahriman with the clear intention of opposing human
    • the elemental beings would divert the earth from its intended
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    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • take, as a foundation, his physical body which we learn to know
    • Sun and the Moon; 12 also the evolution of the Earth
    • beginning of earthly existence up to our time. A complicated process
    • outside, without ever going inside, so that we would never learn to
    • frequently studied the stomach and the heart.’ This interior,
    • Earth-development; it went out into the world's spaces from the
    • early stages of development; but even during a part of the Moon
    • turned. We should bear in mind that many super-sensible facts are
    • we must learn to think differently, even in regard to the physical
    • of the earth. Now we might think that the physical body simply ceases
    • earth only those parts of our physical body that come from the earth
    • itself. We cannot, however, hand over to the earth that part of our
    • great portion of the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These
    • over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
    • in the world, to begin with, as a form — we return to the earth
    • only what the earth has given to the physical body. And where is the
    • part withdraws from the one that sinks down into the earth, as it
    • the environment of the earth, including the planets and the fixed
    • warmth, separates and remains with the earth. But every other
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    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • take, as a foundation, his physical body which we learn to know
    • Sun and the Moon; 12 also the evolution of the Earth
    • beginning of earthly existence up to our time. A complicated process
    • outside, without ever going inside, so that we would never learn to
    • frequently studied the stomach and the heart.’ This interior,
    • Earth-development; it went out into the world's spaces from the
    • early stages of development; but even during a part of the Moon
    • turned. We should bear in mind that many super-sensible facts are
    • we must learn to think differently, even in regard to the physical
    • of the earth. Now we might think that the physical body simply ceases
    • earth only those parts of our physical body that come from the earth
    • itself. We cannot, however, hand over to the earth that part of our
    • great portion of the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These
    • over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
    • in the world, to begin with, as a form — we return to the earth
    • only what the earth has given to the physical body. And where is the
    • part withdraws from the one that sinks down into the earth, as it
    • the environment of the earth, including the planets and the fixed
    • warmth, separates and remains with the earth. But every other
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    • My dear friends:
    • to the Earth-men committed to your charge.
    • salvation of the earth, for the progress and freedom of mankind —
    • think during the course of years, which is only a part, a small part,
    • learn something more important and more essential about what has just
    • larger number of our dear friends have passed through the portal of
    • in this moment, as we draw nearer to the souls of the so-called dead,
    • we learn to know all those shattering experiences which must heap
    • through my own soul in the course of the year, since we last saw one
    • during the last year, I have often had to say to our friends, that
    • faithful fellow-workers here on earth, will remain so also after
    • who accompanies the dead into the spiritual world, he learns to know
    • with the earth, be it by means of fire or decay — these differ,
    • and unites itself with the earth, as we say, — if we consider
    • and given over to the earth.
    • earth, or the sphere of the earth, and thereafter remain atoms, and
    • earth, is warmth. Our whole physical organism finally
    • reality, given to the earth; this is given over to the earth. Thus,
    • from our physical body, we give to our earth — Warmth.
    • The warmth which is to be found in the earth, is, in
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    • My dear friends:
    • to the Earth-men committed to your charge.
    • salvation of the earth, for the progress and freedom of mankind —
    • think during the course of years, which is only a part, a small part,
    • learn something more important and more essential about what has just
    • larger number of our dear friends have passed through the portal of
    • in this moment, as we draw nearer to the souls of the so-called dead,
    • we learn to know all those shattering experiences which must heap
    • through my own soul in the course of the year, since we last saw one
    • during the last year, I have often had to say to our friends, that
    • faithful fellow-workers here on earth, will remain so also after
    • who accompanies the dead into the spiritual world, he learns to know
    • with the earth, be it by means of fire or decay — these differ,
    • and unites itself with the earth, as we say, — if we consider
    • and given over to the earth.
    • earth, or the sphere of the earth, and thereafter remain atoms, and
    • earth, is warmth. Our whole physical organism finally
    • reality, given to the earth; this is given over to the earth. Thus,
    • from our physical body, we give to our earth — Warmth.
    • The warmth which is to be found in the earth, is, in
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    • previous embodiments of earth. Angels, archangels, archai.
    • Manas, but have not nearly finished doing it. Man is beginning to
    • on earth during middle third. Only in the past were racial
    • place became important in another sense: Earth radiations of
    • maturity. Hence black, yellow, white. Earth radiations of North
    • of earth's surface formed by a balance between forces of Spirits
    • Spirit of Form on earth, Cherubim in air, Seraphim in heat. All
    • radiations from centre of earth. Spirits of Form, Motion, Wisdom,
    • work from outside earth: form in light, motion in chemical forces
    • whole planet had to come into existence and disappear. Similar for
    • Sun and Moon. Earth missive must bring equilibrium to the three,
    • and Malays formed in early Atlantis. The first archangel to become
    • Scandinavian had found his centre above the earth near
    • mythology gives so clear an Anthroposophical picture of evolution
    • awakened. The Ego of the Westerner awoke much earlier but in a
    • coming meant return of Balder and the time spent on earth was a
    • Mother Earth world, and the Blessed Child in the third world. The
    • century. Christ appeared on physical plane because at that time
    • the reception of Christ. The appearance of Christ may take a
    • been silent, and he will overcome Fenris Wolf. A picture near
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    • etc. I was able to build upon this foundation because my hearers
    • learn the inward life of an individual being we must pass from the
    • peoples on the earth with the forces of the heavenly bodies in space.
    • ascribes it to the action of the magnetism of the earth. He seeks in
    • peoples can thus be clearly understood, as well as their mutual
    • beings the names customary in the early centuries of Christianity. An
    • Folk-souls — ‘because the fate of humanity in the near
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    • and I should like briefly to reply, in answer to our dear friend Mr.
    • Eriksen, that the words of hearty greeting which he has just spoken
    • are responded to by me in an equally deep and heartfelt manner.
    • which is usually most dear to a man’. This, however, is not
    • the near future will bring men together much more than has hitherto
    • must appear very unreasonable to our age, to be told about beings,
    • this conception, — is difficult to make clear to the man of our
    • the Alps and Jura, and it would be quite clear to him, that this does
    • spirit of a man, and that we can just as clearly distinguish the
    • future work, by having in a certain way, to a certain extent, learnt
    • learnt to master the sentient body or astral body, by pressing into
    • who have studied what we call the researches into the Akashic
    • through the earlier evolution of his being, for instance, the
    • evolution of his astral body, in the same condition of the earth in
    • which the earth is now, but that he developed his astral body in an
    • earlier existence of the earth, in the Moon-existence. Just as we
    • perceive our present life to be the result of earlier earth lives, of
    • earlier incarnations, so do we look too, upon earlier incarnations of
    • our earth. What we call the sentient-soul and the intellectual-soul,
    • or mind-soul, were first formed in our present earth-existence. The
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    • in the first place turn to the researches made by clairvoyant
    • consciousness. Now where does clairvoyant research find something
    • You all know that the features of the surface of the earth vary in
    • different parts, and that in the different parts of our earth there
    • countries in various parts of the earth knows that the peculiar form of
    • certain part of our earth, it is comprehensible that for a
    • consciousness there arises over every part of our earth a peculiar
    • aura of that special part of the earth. This etheric aura is quite
    • the surface of our earth. This etheric aura differs very considerably
    • of the evolution of humanity on the earth when one people leaves its
    • dwelling place and takes possession of another part of the earth.
    • part of the earth does not only depend upon what rises out of the
    • their true form on earth, endeavor to follow the interpenetration of
    • our earth. The various etheric auras of Europe altered very much at
    • particular part of the earth there is something which can be altered,
    • peoples. When we consider this aura we must clearly understand that,
    • that which mysteriously confronts us in the part of the earth
    • part of the earth.
    • vegetation, in the peculiar configuration of the earth and so on, is
    • the earth; and they embody themselves, as in a physical body, in that
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    • appear in the intellectual-soul or mind-soul, and only becomes quite
    • you are acquainted, a conception that bears some likeness to the
    • with me the following considerations. You have all learnt at school
    • that you could never learn that by any sort of external experience. I
    • If you once clearly visualize this figure in your mind,
    • most practical, because people already know it, having learnt it at
    • such as appears to external man, a world of external colors and
    • to conceive of the activity of the Archangels. These truths appear
    • in which the physical world appears to man, in which he receives
    • perceive quite clearly that such things come into the human
    • hearts would never be able to glow with enthusiasm for an ideal which
    • appeared in it. From whence could the Greeks have taken their
    • at colors and hears sounds, so does the Archangel look down upon the
    • around which again is gathered something that appears as a sort of
    • the Archangels is what appears within, in the field of human
    • from within; hence when the individuals belonging to a people appear
    • Angels are nearly at the end of it, but have in no wise finished it.
    • certain portion of the earth, and over this people the folk-aura, the
    • merely as an allegory, but as representing as nearly as possible the
    • because one only sees, as a rule, what is nearest to one, so in this
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    • other observations on the evolution of man, that formerly our earth
    • state. Only during the present incarnation of the earth has man
    • the three or four incarnations of our earth, through its incarnation
    • as Saturn, Sun, Moon, and through our Earth period itself in so far
    • appears before our eyes to-day, we must look at a wonderful tissue,
    • woven out of many and various forms. It must be quite clear to us,
    • activity of the several Beings, do we learn to understand how through
    • appear at a certain age.
    • of the teeth, that is up to his seventh year, principally develops
    • and up to the seventh year, has for the present been repeated up to
    • to the fourteenth year, i.e., up to puberty. That too is a stage in
    • only during the condition of the Earth-life. We then come to the
    • twenty-first or twenty-second year. During this time the astral body,
    • which only comes in about his twentieth year, have no direct interest
    • nature, one might say, somewhere about the twentieth year of life: so
    • which he is to be found somewhere about his twentieth year. All that
    • one interfered with these Spirits of Form until the twentieth year,
    • then, in the first seven years of his life man would have had the
    • and his fourteenth year, he would have a sleep consciousness. From
    • his fourteenth to his twentieth year, he would be very active
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    • other ground than that of Spiritual Science; for whatever we may hear
    • Therefore, through them only do we learn to bear that which at the
    • Anthroposophist will learn, through the teaching of karma and
    • examples which are in certain respects clearer to us than the
    • What we have learned in the course of the last lectures,
    • made comprehensible to us how the Beings, whom we have learned to
    • themselves in some way or other, so that they appear somewhere in the
    • external surface of our earth is simply a delusion. The truth is,
    • presents itself as forces which come out of the earth and radiate
    • upon the earth if only these forces were there. These forces alone
    • might say a boundary, which is the surface of the earth. So that the
    • the earth, out in every direction; and that which comes in from
    • produces the various contours of the earth's surface. So that
    • what you see outside as the earth's surface is most unreal, it
    • Spirits of Motion which is so arranged that it models the earth in
    • our earth to form itself into just such a planet as it now is. The
    • outwards from within the earth, and had as their opponents only the
    • Spirits of Motion, then the earth would inwardly be in a continual
    • produced at the time when the primeval mass of the earth was still in
    • Spirits of Motion, the earth would be still in that form, if another
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    • that the mission of the earth can be fulfilled; when they have so to
    • be taken as a sort of annotation. In the equilibrium of our earth the
    • as regards this state of equilibrium, works from within the earth.
    • the earth, and that the way in which man becomes aware of these
    • simple, and, to make the mission of the earth comprehensible, it is
    • the elements of earth-existence.
    • Form, which brings about in our life on earth that there should be
    • not merely one kind of humanity spread over the whole earth, but that
    • in the course of the evolution of the earth, the pure activity of the
    • universe which surrounds our earth and together with it makes one
    • mission of the earth, we must clearly understand that these seven
    • for the establishing of the earthly equilibrium, for the fulfillment
    • of the mission of the earth. One thing only was necessary so that the
    • united with Earth, the evolution of man could not have taken place.
    • Mars, Venus and Mercury. These forces stream down upon Earth, are
    • stemmed there and ray up again from Earth, as was described at the
    • Thus if you have a part of Earth's surface upon
    • that particular part of the Earth's surface but the entirely
    • centre of the Earth, really produce what we know as the five
    • who inhabit the Earth.
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    • guiding and directing of the events on our Earth and above all in
    • of fact, look back very far indeed, back to early Atlantean times, if
    • back to early Atlantean times. But later on other streams were sent
    • after these early ones.
    • While therefore the Earth was already colonized with the
    • colonized parts of the Earth. Thus we have to do with a later stream,
    • post-Atlantean evolution, — then we must clearly understand
    • have to deal therefore with an earlier division and a later advance,
    • words, they were nearer to or further away from the rank of a Spirit
    • respect appears in the mission of a Folk-spirit, one whom we must
    • and teachings about the gods appear, but also in the philosophies, in
    • extreme among the learned Rabbis, in their learned Rabbinism. It is
    • years. That is the great polarity between Pluralism and Monism, and
    • thousands of years, gradually to spread over the whole earth. This
    • coincided with the coming to Earth of the Christ-impulse — the
    • who, as we have heard, had in a certain respect risen to the rank of
    • culture and the various Folk-souls to appear in our fifth age. It
    • appear folly, if we were to indicate the spot from which radiates
    • earth. If you were to draw something like a circle, so that the towns
    • part of the earth's surface. There, however, in the distant
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    • the figure of one particular god appears in one mythology, and it
    • appears in a like manner in another, and so on. To one who really
    • somewhat as though someone said: ‘Thirty years ago I made the
    • twenty years ago I became acquainted with a man who wore the same
    • uniform, and ten years ago I met another who also wore the same
    • ten years ago wore the same uniform, they could be compared with one
    • mistake, for a person of quite different character might be wearing
    • should learn to know to some extent, from the differentiation of the
    • the sacred primeval Indian civilization. Later, nearer our own age,
    • the West awoke earlier and in a lower state of evolution. The old
    • were a little nearer to the Germanic peoples. But still in them the
    • this very clearly; they had gone through it while still in a state of
    • souls as a mighty memory-picture. Now memory is much clearer, it has
    • no longer so fresh, no longer so young; but what appears as memory,
    • one name with other names that appear elsewhere, if we do not take
    • are that appear as Apollo and Minerva and so on, then we are only
    • again in Akashic Records and created pictures of the earlier
    • Christ Jesus upon earth. He only came in the fourth post-Atlantean
    • Jesus walked upon earth, the people could still see that this work
    • souls. Hence these peoples were nearest to that which we know as the
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    • If among my hearers there are some who wished to analyze yesterday's
    • heard from former presentations given on similar themes, that the
    • The apparent contradiction will at once disappear if you
    • developed comparatively early, whilst still in their old
    • mythology. If you bear this in mind you will understand why Europe
    • in many different ways, as well as to the world which appeared to man
    • in earthly existence.
    • directions have taken part in the development of the earthly man, who
    • activity, therefore, in our earth-existence is such, that his point
    • mythology, there is not always to be found an equally clear
    • There is, for instance, no clear consciousness of this in the
    • Luciferic influence appears there; you may gather that from the
    • evolution. This consciousness is clearly traceable in all the
    • developed as regards the vision of the outer world. Bear in mind that
    • they had to fight with Ahriman. They feared the outer world, they
    • You may search as you will through the many different
    • come across such a clear and profound knowledge of the fact that
    • understand more and more clearly is, that the Luciferic influence
    • the Luciferic influence and this appears as selfishness. The etheric
    • out that everything that appears in the physical body as sickness and
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    • about in mankind, beginning from the earliest ages and proceeding
    • only could it come about that nearly 100 years after the
    • Christ-impulse had been given to the earth, Tacitus could describe
    • the Germans of Central Europe as appearing to belong to separate
    • body. But this form of world-conception which now appeared in Greece
    • the Chinese culture. If you bear this connection in mind, and
    • our earlier lectures we called ‘The Great Spirit,’ you
    • had not yet risen to the surface, it flowed down near the Ural
    • the Atlantic Ocean near the Bay of Biscay; so that it flowed in a
    • what appears in our mythology in Western Europe and the strange
    • quite different. That which it offers appears to us in such a way
    • air and fire, in all the elements in and above the earth, meets us as
    • fertilizing our earth, so do we find this heavenly world, the world
    • that which is felt to be the Mother, the Spirit of the Earth. We have
    • whole Spirit of the Earth than in the picture of the fertilization of
    • Mother Earth.
    • Earth-Mother. In this way the relation of Devachan to the Earth is
    • Father and the Earth-Mother. Universal as these conceptions are we
    • conception so universal. We find in them clearly defined Divine
    • Earth-Mother, and the Blessed Child of the East.
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    • extract in the shape of knowledge from the spiritual research of our
    • may be called modern philosophy, modern spiritual research, and that
    • from then on, this modern spiritual research will be fertilized in a
    • or have heard other lectures
    • the evolution of the earth an event occurred which we may describe as
    • made possible by the separation of the moon from the earth. These
    • the bodies being formed upon earth.
    • The event of these earth-bodies being fertilized, as it
    • earthly body itself, and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • (Home of Giants). That which developed out of the earthly body
    • earthly-physical. Freyr the god, and Freya his sister, who here in
    • physical forces of earthly evolution. These pictures represent the
    • lecture on the Second Coming of Christ. Spiritual research at the
    • lasted for five thousand years
    • new capacities begin to develop in man. These will at first appear in
    • announced only by Anthroposophy, by spiritual research.
    • has heard something about Karma, of how everything in the world takes
    • place in accordance with law, he will then learn to understand,
    • persons, in the course of the next three thousand years. That which
    • nineteen hundred years ago, knows nothing of the progress of
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    • distorted in expression — that the apparent isolation of man on earth is not
    • from cosmic spheres into the realm of earth-existence, bringing with them “the
    • we must learn to look upwards from the Earth to what is beyond the Earth. This
    • and will have realised that one of the great events in earthly
    • evolution was the separation of the moon from the earth. The moon as we see
    • today, shining towards us from cosmic space, was once united with the earth. It
    • then separated from the earth and now circles around it as its satellite. We
    • this separation of the moon from the earth. We must go far back in time, before
    • the earth.
    • Today we will confine our attention to what came to pass on earth in
    • as a consequence of the separation of the moon from the earth. From the
    • lectures on colours we have learnt that minerals — that is to say, the coloured
    • relationship of the moon to the earth. Recognition of this fact enables us to
    • is the product of preceding metamorphoses of earth-existence — namely, the
    • time during the Earth period. Mineral substance, therefore, became part of
    • man's being only during this Earth period. During the stages of Saturn, old
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    • distorted in expression — that the apparent isolation of man on earth is not
    • from cosmic spheres into the realm of earth-existence, bringing with them “the
    • we must learn to look upwards from the Earth to what is beyond the Earth. This
    • and will have realised that one of the great events in earthly
    • evolution was the separation of the moon from the earth. The moon as we see
    • today, shining towards us from cosmic space, was once united with the earth. It
    • then separated from the earth and now circles around it as its satellite. We
    • this separation of the moon from the earth. We must go far back in time, before
    • the earth.
    • Today we will confine our attention to what came to pass on earth in
    • as a consequence of the separation of the moon from the earth. From the
    • lectures on colours we have learnt that minerals — that is to say, the coloured
    • relationship of the moon to the earth. Recognition of this fact enables us to
    • is the product of preceding metamorphoses of earth-existence — namely, the
    • time during the Earth period. Mineral substance, therefore, became part of
    • man's being only during this Earth period. During the stages of Saturn, old
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    • relation to sin and guilt and the coming of Christ to the Earth.
    • and individuality. Through the Mystery of Golgotha a super-earthly
    • Being united Himself with the Earth.
    • ideals in earthly life. Christian Morgenstern and the impulse
    • human soul; its effects in man's life on Earth and between death and
    • a Being of the kingdom of Heaven, not of the kingdom of the Earth.
    • out from Earth evolution as a whole the debt and objective
    • that a God of the upper worlds should be leader of Earth-evolution.
    • the Earth. The meaning of the “Resurrection of the body”.
    • The Earth period will be followed by the Jupiter period, when two
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    • Let me first extend to you my heartfelt greetings.
    • of spiritual science is above all else near to us — the Christ
    • for us, points to something which for us men of Earth fills and
    • short word “I”. In so far as we are men of Earth, our
    • terms of our present earthly environment.
    • body we must go back to the three preceding embodiments of our Earth
    • the astral body. In reality our Earth-evolution, in all its phases
    • astral body at the end of the Moon period, so at the end of the Earth
    • concerned with our ego. In the course of our Earth-evolution these
    • astral body — through long Earth periods. In successive
    • developed further, and in future Earth periods they will again adapt
    • Earth can be prepared to pass over to the Jupiter evolution.
    • might also speak of man's Earth-evolution as his soul
    • evolution. One could say that when the Earth began, the soul element
    • meant to become in his soul during the Earth evolution. He is to
    • Such are the two goals of man's evolution on the Earth; and to
    • another religious gift had to be given to man during his Earth
    • that is most important in the Earth evolution — everything
    • proceeding from the Earth evolution that the soul can experience in
    • more — on the hearts and souls of mankind. Let us assume that
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    • Sun will reappear, and the fruits of our labor will ripen.
    • We turn our eyes to the Earth's covering of
    • the plants and fruits for next year will arise from the seeds of this
    • year. If asked why we live on with such a sense of security, we
    • reality in the same way as the plant-seeds of this year foretell next
    • year's flowering. These plant-seeds, we know, bear within them
    • a potential which next year will yield a manifest reality on the
    • has become a spiritual seer learns to know souls in the period
    • who in their earthly life were imbued through and through with high
    • ideals, with ideals born from the fire and light of their hearts.
    • past Earth-life, and interwoven with it is the world of ideals. This
    • ideals, which have fired and illumined my inmost heart, have been my
    • dearest, most intimate treasure; they now wear a strange, unfamiliar
    • remember as actual Earth-experience on the physical plane.” Yet
    • Earth-evolution, and from what is connected with Earth-evolution in
    • In order to express myself quite clearly, I should like
    • nature of human souls. Of recent years, a man of poetic nature joined
    • dwelt in a failing body, he devoted himself heart and soul to our
    • spiritual Movement. In the spring of this year we lost him from
    • Earth-life; he passed through the gate of death. He left to mankind a
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    • debt which a man contracts in any one of his incarnations; he bears
    • Lucifer — that he is a fearful criminal to the world, against
    • How does all this come about? It should be quite clear from the way
    • spiritual world; and that discrepancy and disharmony appear only when
    • Earth, a Being who does not belong to the order of Earth-beings,
    • a Being of the kingdom of Heaven, ye are of the kingdom of Earth.”
    • an earthly judgment that is entirely justifiable as such, and that
    • everyone on Earth must maintain, be also the judgment of that Cosmic
    • earthly but a heavenly judgment. He must judge differently from men.
    • Christ merely an earthly being is present, not a Being whose realm is
    • beyond the earthly kingdom. But just before death there comes to the
    • power of judgment quite different from that obtaining on the Earth
    • be with me in my kingdom.” This indicates the super-earthly
    • kingdom. Earthly judgment, human judgment, must of course say: “As
    • Earth. How can Christ forgive where earthly judgment demands karmic
    • must clearly understand that a man is certainly subject to his Karma;
    • universe the fact will remain that so many hundred years ago we put
    • occult observation that will make the matter clearer.
    • example, let us suppose that in, say, the year 733 some man lived and
    • earlier guilt. If I turn to his earlier incarnations and examine what
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    • course of the Earth's evolution will be required for a full
    • the Earth-evolution. For this reason Christ had to become related to
    • die in us in order that we may have our Earth-consciousness.
    • distinguish four grades of substance — earth, water, air and
    • Earth-consciousness. But there is something we cannot kill by our
    • Earth-existence. We know that above the light-ether there is the
    • the cosmic life that streams down to the Earth. In earthly sound we
    • should hear if the chemical ether were audible to us as physical
    • Spirit of Matter he shall not hear.” Of the Tree of Life man
    • shall not eat and the Spirit of Matter he shall not hear! These are
    • of Earth-evolution. At the baptism by John in the Jordan, Christ
    • Earth, but from which the human soul had to be shut out as a result
    • is filled with what is slain by human nature in Earth-existence, from
    • pass into all that we bear within us as the corpse of the light, of
    • live at all — he transforms the life-ether into Earth-spirits.
    • of rays whereby he continually enriches the earthly-spiritual element
    • of the Earth. This earthly-spiritual element of the Earth, however,
    • and bears within himself, for he sends it all out into his earthly
    • world, and how this aura continues to live as earthly spirit in the
    • spirituality of the Earth. As a comet draws its tail through the
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    • THE SEARCH FOR THE NEW ISIS,
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    • They appear in German as
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    • Christianity commemorates in three yearly festivals that
    • Being Who, for the Christian, gives earth-life its meaning, and from
    • Whom the strongest force of this earth-life radiates.
    • childhood which entered into earth evolution at Christmas time.
    • For many men of the early Christian centuries it was a
    • earth evolution. It made evident to them, as it were, man's two-fold
    • through which Jesus passes — it is to a little earth-born child
    • As we look around the world, my dear friends, we cannot say that the
    • and in what a graceful way it appeals to the heart. But the Christmas
    • appears before the soul in modern human development. We may seek ever
    • earth humanity which knows nothing as yet of the Christ, to the
    • of the human heart; it comforts them concerning that other aspect
    • Christ Jesus appeared amongst a people who worshipped
    • Christian mystery again unless we see clearly that the way to this
    • It was to two kinds of people, my dear friends, who were
    • heart And then it was also announced to the wise men from the East,
    • stars. Thus Jesus Christ was announced to the simple shepherd hearts
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    • My dear friends,
    • earth. Regard the events of history from whatever aspect you will,
    • search how you will for the meaning of man's evolution on earth, —
    • earth, and then follow it up through the thousands of years that
    • Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • earth has acquired significance and meaning through the fact that
    • relationship which we have been contemplating for many years —
    • reflection appears in the sun. The followers and representatives of
    • years. I have told you how we look back upon the first post-atlantean
    • portrayed Isis holding the child Horus. The theme of this earlier
    • Osiris and the search of Isis for the dead Osiris. We know that
    • now on they belong to the earth.
    • the heavenly and the earthly powers in the conception of Egyptian
    • out of the earth. The ancient Egyptian sage is quick to imagine how
    • the Powers which shine down to us from the Sun, enter the earth and
    • become part of the earth, and how, as Sun-Powers buried in the
    • earth, they hand over once more to man what matures out of the earth.
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    • Jesus upon the earth and of how from the visions arising out of man's
    • all, the knowledge of the very meaning of the earth, had to come.
    • long, long before, thousands of years before the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • By the time the Mystery of Golgotha was drawing near, this form of
    • actual present, that men give very clear expression to that form of
    • today to picture. I said that the Greeks, in the earliest period of
    • you will realise that the world around the Greek did not appear to
    • him as it appears to humanity today. For the men of much earlier
    • colours became duller and out of the depths there appeared what is
    • was streaming around them out of the earth — the fluids of the
    • earth. The fluids of the earth, the qualities of earth announced
    • radiations from the Earth. But this was not a dim feeling or
    • experienced. Thus man experienced the earth's depths; thus, too, the
    • that he perceived what was living spiritually in the earth's depths.
    • but an aura bestowed upon man from the earth; particularly did he
    • feel the animals with their aura as beings of the earth. It was as
    • though the ground, soil and the inner warmth of the earth continued
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    • from the stars. The same was revealed to the unlearned, simple
    • times in men of piety of heart. I said that these powers were the
    • last remnants of faculties of vision which in much earlier times were
    • learned and unlearned. It may therefore be said: At the time when the
    • the earth.
    • earth which work into the human being. These forces of the earth do
    • longer have direct inner experiences of these earthly forces which
    • rise as it were out of the earth and then appear as inner visions.
    • of the earth, and so forth. What can be discovered externally in this
    • from the forces of the earth, developed in some region or territory
    • with the territory where they appeared in men. Just as the animal
    • world has a certain form in a specific part of the earth — in
    • their inner characteristics with the inner forces of the earth. These
    • inner forces of the earth are not, of course, completely independent
    • death, the human being is given over to these forces of the earth,
    • the earth kingdoms below him. And as in olden times man was much more
    • workings of the earth within him expressed themselves more in his
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    • the course of modern times the effort to arrive at it appears quite
    • clearly. Therefore it does not come forth as something which is
    • his idea of Anthroposophy is confined to statements which clearly
    • beyond the physical body. He says, “In earlier times
    • world which appears before his eyes, together with the whole of the
    • made with what now appears as the anthroposophical way of looking at
    • The searcher who works on the basis of the kind of knowledge
    • searcher expects that some time a scrap of paper of Gœthe's
    • appeared (he is referring to the Galileo-Copernican view), which in
    • whereby the miracle of divine love accomplished on earth could only
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    • when it makes its appearance anywhere. It is very easy to understand
    • “Anthroposophy” is by no means a new name. When some years
    • which had become dear to me because a Professor of Philosophy, Robert
    • Zimmermann, whose lectures I heard in my youth, called his chief work
    • still earlier. The name, therefore, is an old one; we are applying it
    • can learn about the universe through his senses and through the
    • years ago that I was invited by a small circle of people to give
    • foundation of my own, independent method of research.
    • year 1913 we tried every year to give artistic expression in dramatic
    • possibility arose of our erecting the building at Dornach near
    • who has our cause at heart. And thus, through easily comprehensible
    • first time. Moreover, it may very easily appear as if this spiritual
    • first Christian centuries. But one who really learns what our spiritual
    • science is will find that it bears no more resemblance to the Gnosis
    • learned and ignorant alike, believed that the earth stood still in the
    • earth. It may be said that in consequence of what Copernicus, Galileo,
    • movable. Now, when the movement of the earth is looked upon as a matter
    • spiritual science be confused with that which appears under the name of
    • researches. The method of research in spiritual science is founded on
    • has nothing to do with spiritual methods of research. It has only to do
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    • Earth at the beginning of Winter.
    • union between man and all that takes place in earthly life during the
    • human being descends into his physical body on the Earth. Every human
    • has learnt at school. I have, as you know, often said that what the
    • those men of an earlier epoch had no thoughts. They had thoughts, but
    • artistic and the scientific did not, in fact, appear until
    • religion. But as I have said, in those ancient centres of learning
    • In the Summer the Earth is more given
    • to their pupils somewhat as follows. They said: “Every year at
    • preceding the Mystery of Golgotha — beginning as early as the
    • Mysteries went to the ceremonies bearing the symbols of wisdom; and
    • ceremonies, having laid aside the symbols of wisdom, they appeared as
    • men who must acquire their wisdom again in the course of the year. It
    • taken by the seasons of the year, entering as Midsummer approaches
    • needed all the year round, and who for this reason could not act or
    • became ignorant for a certain time every year.
    • that arises in the human being himself, something that is earthly.”
    • — This feeling that the thoughts of men are earthly in origin
    • Divine. Now that he is an earthly thinker, he must permeate his
    • Winter, when the earth envelops herself in her raiment of snow and is
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    • Earth at the beginning of Winter.
    • union between man and all that takes place in earthly life during the
    • human being descends into his physical body on the Earth. Every human
    • has learnt at school. I have, as you know, often said that what the
    • those men of an earlier epoch had no thoughts. They had thoughts, but
    • artistic and the scientific did not, in fact, appear until
    • religion. But as I have said, in those ancient centres of learning
    • In the Summer the Earth is more given
    • to their pupils somewhat as follows. They said: “Every year at
    • preceding the Mystery of Golgotha — beginning as early as the
    • Mysteries went to the ceremonies bearing the symbols of wisdom; and
    • ceremonies, having laid aside the symbols of wisdom, they appeared as
    • men who must acquire their wisdom again in the course of the year. It
    • taken by the seasons of the year, entering as Midsummer approaches
    • needed all the year round, and who for this reason could not act or
    • became ignorant for a certain time every year.
    • that arises in the human being himself, something that is earthly.”
    • — This feeling that the thoughts of men are earthly in origin
    • Divine. Now that he is an earthly thinker, he must permeate his
    • Winter, when the earth envelops herself in her raiment of snow and is
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    • beings continue their existence in successive earth lives, and that
    • birth until it appears in a new life: so that a real progress and
    • be convinced of the reality of man's repeated lives on earth by
    • repeated earth lives, the more we study reality as a whole. I hope to
    • light of this conception of repeated earth lives we shall soon come
    • successive epoch differs from the earlier one and human souls have
    • rose above the animal. If we look a little more deeply into earlier
    • different in those earlier periods and has changed considerably in
    • relation to artists of earlier ages who worked within the same field.
    • though the second edition published forty years later was illustrated
    • and thus reveals clearly the secrets of Michelangelo which even
    • the forms in which it appeared, must have spoken to the Greeks like a
    • when in his heart he becomes fully aware of what lies before him; he
    • his deed. Earlier artists like
    • them within this earth existence of ours so that they live as real
    • earliest youth he displayed the faculties necessary for this task,
    • could learn nothing from him. Michelangelo's drawing sprang
    • Medici took him into his house and there he spent the three years
    • 1489 to 1492; he had been born in 1475. His first object of search
    • our right when we enter St. Peter's. This work still bears
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    • beings continue their existence in successive earth lives, and that
    • birth until it appears in a new life: so that a real progress and
    • be convinced of the reality of man's repeated lives on earth by
    • repeated earth lives, the more we study reality as a whole. I hope to
    • light of this conception of repeated earth lives we shall soon come
    • successive epoch differs from the earlier one and human souls have
    • rose above the animal. If we look a little more deeply into earlier
    • different in those earlier periods and has changed considerably in
    • relation to artists of earlier ages who worked within the same field.
    • though the second edition published forty years later was illustrated
    • and thus reveals clearly the secrets of Michelangelo which even
    • the forms in which it appeared, must have spoken to the Greeks like a
    • when in his heart he becomes fully aware of what lies before him; he
    • his deed. Earlier artists like
    • them within this earth existence of ours so that they live as real
    • earliest youth he displayed the faculties necessary for this task,
    • could learn nothing from him. Michelangelo's drawing sprang
    • Medici took him into his house and there he spent the three years
    • 1489 to 1492; he had been born in 1475. His first object of search
    • our right when we enter St. Peter's. This work still bears
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    • spiritual world. Atavistic clairvoyance and healthy judgment. Clear
    • science, intellect, and clairvoyant research.
    • nourishes. The “I believe” of earlier times and the “I
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    • spiritual world. Atavistic clairvoyance and healthy judgment. Clear
    • soul without having a clear awareness of yourself. Self-awareness,
    • then, is not as clear in dreaming as it is in waking consciousness.
    • heard again. In a similar way, all our memories are retained in the
    • etheric body appears before us, as though — to stay with this
    • etheric world after death or here on earth in clairvoyant
    • perceive the etheric world around us during earthly life because we
    • To get a clearer idea of
    • called “learning the esoteric script,” since the beginning
    • the tableau that arises before them through clairvoyance to appear by
    • things appear that we are to perceive. Real clairvoyance cannot come
    • distorted image of the physical world and those with damaged hearing
    • appear as they formerly did and appeal to our faith. Those times are
    • existence, so to speak. Most still yearn to cling to the traditional
    • following the religious founders, as in earlier times. And although
    • it must be individual researchers who make the results of this
    • to destroy one's eyes and ears in the physical world, gradually
    • impressions of light. Away with them! These ears — they
    • ourselves, so to speak. As I described earlier, usually the dream
    • fabric unrolls itself before us, so to speak, and we have no clear
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    • continue the earthly one. Heaven does not lie beyond the grave; it is
    • pure heart.”
    • and understanding of the spiritual world in their hearts, or at least
    • existence. When you hear a man such as Fichte quoted — as you
    • in difficult times — you should always be aware in your hearts that
    • felt then — 108 years ago now — with his tidings of the
    • because I would like to see your hearts filled not only with the
    • relate to spiritual science. He has heard claims of one kind or
    • and that we cannot bring with us from the outside, but have to learn
    • world outside us. In the course of this year, we have heard many
    • these things we cannot use the concepts we learn in today's world or
    • attention to a concept you have already learned about, but I would
    • entities. We look at them, see their colors, hear their sounds, feel
    • it, we have the impression that we are perceived. Here on earth we
    • hierarchies. We learn to see ourselves grow into a state of mind
    • quite clear about this and must not think that growing into the
    • some work here on earth — whether it is spiritually inspired or
    • years was to express in our mystery plays what streams through our
    • compared with conventional stage productions. Over the years we have
    • In the early days of our
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    • But I thought it would be impossible to gather here so near our building
    • this more often in the course of the year; otherwise our friends
    • materialist might say this) and will there learn all we need to know
    • the realm of the uncertain and indefinite? One could hear these words
    • While on earth, let us concentrate on our tasks here and leave the
    • earth. Fundamentally, the ego and astral body leave our physical and
    • sets for us, it rises for the people on the other side of the earth.
    • an obvious example. As we know, people today are haunted by a fear we
    • can compare with the medieval fear of ghosts. It is the fear of
    • germs. Objectively, both states of fear are the same. Both fit their
    • the spiritual world; therefore quite naturally they had a fear of
    • fear of material beings, be they ever so small. Objectively speaking,
    • only with a fear of getting sick. That would be equally effective. If
    • fear of the illness is the only thing created in such a place and one
    • Imaginations impregnated with fear. That is a good method of
    • cultivating and nurturing germs. If this fear can be reduced even a
    • materialistic feelings, and with fears, which are always connected
    • earth and others frolicking on it and revealing themselves to our
    • attitude and purely egotistical states of fear. We see the conditions
    • Clearly, then, it is not a
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    • all, my dear friends, I want to say that I am very glad we are
    • remember with great pleasure our meeting last year, and my greeting
    • at the beginning of this lecture is as sincere and heartfelt as that
    • research that may be called clairvoyant. While I have often
    • emphasized that our heart, mind, and feelings are primarily affected
    • on clairvoyant research, which is an expression of a soul condition
    • different from that of everyday life. It appears to lead us away from
    • reality, clairvoyant research leads us right into the heart of truly
    • clairvoyant research since I have already described them in
    • research.
    • Indeed we must bear in mind
    • that if we follow the paths to clairvoyant research, we will feel
    • aspect of our ego does appear in our dreams, it seems to be separate
    • research resemble dreams because in both the sense of touch and the
    • either a living or another dead individual, and thus does not appear
    • in his own form. The appearance of the deceased, then, is of very
    • all the usual means of identifying the ego and appearance of a person
    • the appearance or form is not at all important; a being is meeting us
    • often encounter a contradiction between the person appearing to us
    • accompany these actions, ignoring the individual's appearance, we
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    • science, intellect, and clairvoyant research.
    • or at least unpopular with most people. Clairvoyant research, as we
    • Clairvoyant research is
    • firmly grounded in serious research in the natural sciences who base
    • only in the areas they research. The natural sciences examine the
    • investigations as spiritual researchers. Rather, we work with them on
    • life and in conventional science, we learn about the external world
    • through ideas we develop in our soul, but as researchers of the
    • and does not burn, hydrogen is a combustible gas — clearly
    • Clearly, just looking at people will tell us little about the nature
    • often involving months, years, or even decades, depending on
    • soul is increasingly able to tear itself away from the physical body.
    • Indeed, this tearing away, this separation of the soul and spirit
    • methods we will learn to understand the meaning of the sentences,
    • system and the brain. Thus, we learn to live in thinking and the
    • soul, which is necessary for true spiritual research. To achieve
    • researchers, we must be able to silence our senses at will. We must
    • soul, but in spiritual research, it is drawn up and separated by
    • learn to live in this weaving, hidden activity of language creation,
    • feeling. Clearly, then, we can know and truly experience encounters
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    • The “I believe” of earlier times and the “I
    • large amount of literature available, it is always possible to learn
    • spiritual world, we must have faith. This attitude appears to
    • earlier incarnations our souls were in a completely different
    • appearance, but in our structure. The forces at work in a child are
    • thoughts taken only from the physical world. In earlier times,
    • time when we on earth will gradually lose the ability to take in what
    • our next incarnation. Enthusiasm for other ideals, all clearly
    • spiritual research, we will feel the need to remain silent rather
    • life on earth to assimilate thoughts and ideas that are fruitful for
    • say fairy tales are not based on truth. Spiritual researchers are not
    • later to boredom, to world-weariness. Indeed, it can even cause
    • world. We must reach a view of the world based not on appearances,
    • We have to learn to pay
    • tell them they do not, because not everyone comes to hear them. And
    • On earth we gain knowledge
    • the physical body is the bearer of these processes, it is not alive.
    • bearer of thoughts that are also mirror images. People could easily
    • earlier times. Unfortunately, today it is seen as a statement of
    • claim what we hear as sound exists only in our ears. Well, a simple
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    • 15, 1889, I was standing in the St. Leonhard cemetery near Graz with
    • days earlier. He died after decades of unutterable suffering that
    • grew to an unbearable level at the end of his life. Prior to the
    • Hamerling's ward and had brightened and cheered the poet's last years
    • in the last years of his life.
    • Only at sixty years of age, please think of me:
    • Year after year stretched on a bed of suffering,
    • At sixty years of age, child, think of him:
    • A teardrop fills your eye as offering
    • am not worried about becoming a pessimist, but I do fear going mad or
    • Fifty-nine years earlier,
    • heard tell of this person's fame because my parents came from the
    • Waldviertel area. Thus, I could at least hear about the remnants of
    • In his later years,
    • lived for the first ten or fifteen years of his life, because I
    • In 1867, the appearance of a stranger still created quite a stir
    • likewise, and the plow rested until the stranger had disappeared
    • being. The seven-year-old boy was going down a hill. It was evening,
    • years old. I was going down a hill, and the sunset shone toward me
    • like a miracle, a spiritual vision. It filled my heart with an
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    • is Anthroposophy alone that can make the human heart and will
    • impulses that come from Spiritual Science and spiritual research, so
    • One fact of which I have often spoken must be clearly
    • But what of the inner aspect? From earlier lectures we
    • about the occult side of modern life to those earlier times when
    • develop the power of vision and seership which will bear him thither;
    • One hears it said so often: The literature of Spiritual
    • earth-evolution if in earlier times provision had not been made in
    • soul. He may tear himself away from modern life, but modern
    • in earlier incarnations could be submerged in a more essentially
    • given. I find that points I regard as important often do not appear
    • other sentence there, and so on. ... At first hearing this may seem
    • discovery that all the sentences were already there in an earlier
    • bear upon our human constitution of spirit, soul, and body. The
    • have been involved in the process for some four hundred years; it
    • stream. And this has actually happened. In coming nearer to Ahriman
    • nearer to Ahriman in still another way. When the crude conception of
    • I once gave a very clear, though simple, example of how,
    • in the earth, which would be the only permanent feature — but
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    • Their Bearing on Modern Culture
    • is Anthroposophy alone that can make the human heart and will
    • impulses that come from Spiritual Science and spiritual research, so
    • One fact of which I have often spoken must be clearly
    • But what of the inner aspect? From earlier lectures we
    • about the occult side of modern life to those earlier times when
    • develop the power of vision and seership which will bear him thither;
    • One hears it said so often: The literature of Spiritual
    • earth-evolution if in earlier times provision had not been made in
    • soul. He may tear himself away from modern life, but modern
    • in earlier incarnations could be submerged in a more essentially
    • given. I find that points I regard as important often do not appear
    • other sentence there, and so on. ... At first hearing this may seem
    • discovery that all the sentences were already there in an earlier
    • bear upon our human constitution of spirit, soul, and body. The
    • have been involved in the process for some four hundred years; it
    • stream. And this has actually happened. In coming nearer to Ahriman
    • nearer to Ahriman in still another way. When the crude conception of
    • I once gave a very clear, though simple, example of how,
    • in the earth, which would be the only permanent feature — but
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    • My Dear
    • earthly lives nor of the fact that in spite of the full reality of
    • earthly life. But when it is a question of coming to grips with the
    • that has remained farthest of all in the rear of the actual demands
    • life, swallow what is told them by men who appear by the force of
    • the principles underlying the fact of repeated earthly lives. But
    • set about learning his history? He thinks of the men who have lived
    • happened in these earlier generations. He becomes familiar with the
    • generations, and the only idea that is really clear to him is that of
    • Middle Europe in their earlier lives? Is it not possible that they
    • their earlier incarnations into the bodies of the present generation
    • incarnated who in earlier incarnations lived in quite different
    • regions of the earth. And when we try to follow up the destiny of
    • earth if we do not apply in an absolutely concrete way the truth of
    • repeated earthly lives.
    • recognized as spiritually true. And it is for this reason, my dear
    • that they should be made known, because humanity is inwardly yearning
    • really to make any headway in spiritual research must be on their
    • incarnated in a previous life during the early centuries of
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    • My Dear
    • earthly lives nor of the fact that in spite of the full reality of
    • earthly life. But when it is a question of coming to grips with the
    • that has remained farthest of all in the rear of the actual demands
    • life, swallow what is told them by men who appear by the force of
    • the principles underlying the fact of repeated earthly lives. But
    • set about learning his history? He thinks of the men who have lived
    • happened in these earlier generations. He becomes familiar with the
    • generations, and the only idea that is really clear to him is that of
    • Middle Europe in their earlier lives? Is it not possible that they
    • their earlier incarnations into the bodies of the present generation
    • incarnated who in earlier incarnations lived in quite different
    • regions of the earth. And when we try to follow up the destiny of
    • earth if we do not apply in an absolutely concrete way the truth of
    • repeated earthly lives.
    • recognized as spiritually true. And it is for this reason, my dear
    • that they should be made known, because humanity is inwardly yearning
    • really to make any headway in spiritual research must be on their
    • incarnated in a previous life during the early centuries of
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    • One of the most important lectures on the etheric appearance of
    • I shall speak on the appearance of Christ and reveal a few facts
    • weakness and egoism, because he could not bear that sight. Compassion
    • same person in later years.
    • they take on delusive aspects and appear in the guise of certain
    • depths of earthly nature and we should beware of this. Lucifer is the
    • into the astral body which appears in the form of an extremely
    • incarnation the connection which exists between an earlier and a
    • earlier period of life.
    • When this has disappeared, when it has been overcome, we can observe
    • though the decisive influence upon man's character only appears
    • arise in old age, when envy appeared during youth. This is a faint
    • the laws of Karma hold good, it will soon appear whether our attitude
    • try to do what is right and the result will not fail to appear. This
    • incarnation. Such a person is born as a timid soul, full of fears. He
    • will also fall a prey to certain pathological conditions of fear. The
    • timidity which appeared in one incarnation as a slight karmic effect
    • of falsehood, will therefore appear in the next incarnation as a
    • Karma is a real law; its result will appear in a very peculiar way.
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    • One of the most important lectures on the etheric appearance of
    • I shall speak on the appearance of Christ and reveal a few facts
    • weakness and egoism, because he could not bear that sight. Compassion
    • same person in later years.
    • they take on delusive aspects and appear in the guise of certain
    • depths of earthly nature and we should beware of this. Lucifer is the
    • into the astral body which appears in the form of an extremely
    • incarnation the connection which exists between an earlier and a
    • earlier period of life.
    • When this has disappeared, when it has been overcome, we can observe
    • though the decisive influence upon man's character only appears
    • arise in old age, when envy appeared during youth. This is a faint
    • the laws of Karma hold good, it will soon appear whether our attitude
    • try to do what is right and the result will not fail to appear. This
    • incarnation. Such a person is born as a timid soul, full of fears. He
    • will also fall a prey to certain pathological conditions of fear. The
    • timidity which appeared in one incarnation as a slight karmic effect
    • of falsehood, will therefore appear in the next incarnation as a
    • Karma is a real law; its result will appear in a very peculiar way.
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    • generally appears to us, only because it is permeated by the etheric
    • know, to the Egyptian-Chaldean epoch of the earth's
    • all be ill. They would bring us illness. We would bear within our
    • lay judgment it may often appear amateurish to draw in Egyptian
    • way, may once more attain to this. We should bear I mind all that we
    • body, but one which people could bear, for, as I explained to you
    • A characteristic which we should bear in mind is that we must now
    • post-Atlantean epoch, we must in a certain way learn to know the
    • vegetable world; during the 6th epoch we must learn to know the
    • consider who is the person whose chief characteristic is this search
    • the living process of plants, Goethe appears to us as the
    • reluctance, a certain fear in doing this. Yet we should clearly
    • many other things besides. Now I come to a point which clearly shows
    • their own Angel whom they call God! It is nothing else, my dear
    • be clearly seen today in public life.
    • today we may tell people that the war which has been waged on earth
    • during the past four or five years will be followed by the mightiest
    • years ago, it would have stirred the souls so much that they would
    • be stirred, deeply stirred on hearing that in the West there is a
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    • generally appears to us, only because it is permeated by the etheric
    • know, to the Egyptian-Chaldean epoch of the earth's
    • all be ill. They would bring us illness. We would bear within our
    • lay judgment it may often appear amateurish to draw in Egyptian
    • way, may once more attain to this. We should bear I mind all that we
    • body, but one which people could bear, for, as I explained to you
    • A characteristic which we should bear in mind is that we must now
    • post-Atlantean epoch, we must in a certain way learn to know the
    • vegetable world; during the 6th epoch we must learn to know the
    • consider who is the person whose chief characteristic is this search
    • the living process of plants, Goethe appears to us as the
    • reluctance, a certain fear in doing this. Yet we should clearly
    • many other things besides. Now I come to a point which clearly shows
    • their own Angel whom they call God! It is nothing else, my dear
    • be clearly seen today in public life.
    • today we may tell people that the war which has been waged on earth
    • during the past four or five years will be followed by the mightiest
    • years ago, it would have stirred the souls so much that they would
    • be stirred, deeply stirred on hearing that in the West there is a
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    • horizon of our consciousness appear forms, beings, and events
    • appears before us, might be described as follows: We ourselves
    • consider what lies nearest to us, the earthly plane.
    • very little of the world which transcends the earth, if during
    • his earthly existence he does not abandon his habitual attitude,
    • which makes him grow together with his earthly life. When we
    • expand into a world. The earth instead loses is solid substance,
    • ourselves within the earth — I purposely say within the
    • earth — we feel as if we lived within a great organism. We
    • ourselves grow into the organism of the earth; within it we
    • need to sleep which appears in the form of fatigue.
    • 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
    • autumn, winter, and early spring.
    • manner described and become part of the whole earthly organism,
    • Earth is asleep; summer is the earth's real sleeping condition
    • and the great consciousness of the Spirit of the Earth then
    • withdraws. In the spring the Spirit of the Earth begins to
    • waking condition. This is daytime for the Spirit of the Earth, in
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    • horizon of our consciousness appear forms, beings, and events
    • appears before us, might be described as follows: We ourselves
    • consider what lies nearest to us, the earthly plane.
    • very little of the world which transcends the earth, if during
    • his earthly existence he does not abandon his habitual attitude,
    • which makes him grow together with his earthly life. When we
    • expand into a world. The earth instead loses is solid substance,
    • ourselves within the earth — I purposely say within the
    • earth — we feel as if we lived within a great organism. We
    • ourselves grow into the organism of the earth; within it we
    • need to sleep which appears in the form of fatigue.
    • 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
    • autumn, winter, and early spring.
    • manner described and become part of the whole earthly organism,
    • Earth is asleep; summer is the earth's real sleeping condition
    • and the great consciousness of the Spirit of the Earth then
    • withdraws. In the spring the Spirit of the Earth begins to
    • waking condition. This is daytime for the Spirit of the Earth, in
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    • a shorthand report of nine lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in the early
    • part of 1924, about a year before he died. Although his audience consisted
    • very largely of people who had been studying for many years the spiritual
    • ‘where we began twenty years ago;’
    • previous knowledge on the part of his hearers, this course is not an
    • it is often only as the student penetrates deeper and nearer to the
    • involves, for our too stereotyped thinking, something like the learning
    • of a new language. It would be possible to learn to read Greek and only
    • lectures — as Steiner himself makes it clear that he does —
    • which the word ‘theosophy’ has for English ears)
    • instead of as similes — attempts, that is, at making clear a purely
    • which flowed from Rudolf Steiner during the twenty years that elapsed
    • these, which the lecturer makes such earnest efforts to convey. We have
    • person is twenty years of age, you must go backwards in time — let
    • we have only a kind of appearance — a beam. It is like looking
    • are twenty years old in 1924, it is as if we were still living spiritually
    • before the year 1904 and, in respect to our astral body, had only
    • the earlier book with its treatment here in
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture I: Anthroposophy as What Men Long For Today
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    • Society and the bearers of the Movement, we ought not to act each day
    • the world as Anthroposophists, you must bear this in mind. The feeling
    • might have done twenty years ago — you will find yourselves more
    • what he wants to say is really just what the heart of his listener is
    • to utter anything except that which was really being spoken by the hearts
    • of those who wished to hear. To meet the deepest needs of the hearts
    • harbour earnest questions. They cannot even express these in clear
    • think. But when we formulate them in words they appear, at first,
    • far-fetched. Yet they are so near, so intimately near to the soul of
    • enter earthly life through birth; he sees life running its course between
    • earthly existence. When man has passed through the gate of death, Nature
    • the earth with animal species of the most diverse kinds, from the largest
    • for it is more perfect than any other form. to be found on earth. There,
    • earth. Yet this Realm of Nature cannot suffer the human form within
    • root in mind and heart. It is not from a merely selfish feeling nor
    • takes shape in mind and heart — a question of infinite significance
    • or unhappiness of our earthly destiny, is trivial in comparison with
    • the rivers winding their way over the earth, I see the mountains, and
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    • glibly of the blood man bears within him; but has anyone ever investigated
    • relation to the form man bears into physical life, Nature is a destroyer;
    • physical science admits that past conditions of the earth were very
    • in the direction of excretions, and then think of the earth, you are led
    • to say: At some past time the whole earth must have been in the condition
    • what the earth itself has accomplished in the course of long ages.
    • earth is still there. Every time we eat, the substances of our food
    • are transformed into a condition in which the whole earth once was.
    • The earth has developed further in the course of long periods of time
    • earth-process.
    • spring describes a complete circle in the heavens in 25,920 years, the
    • the long epoch of 25,920 years, which is the time taken by the vernal
    • the human physical organism. Through long periods the earth consisted
    • over into the latter. Here we carry within us the beginning of the earth.
    • resemble the earth; we hand over substances to the earth in the form
    • destroy the form of our physical organism. But this earth must once
    • bear within us the laws of the earth's beginning; we recapitulate what
    • was once on the earth.
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture III: The Transition from Ordinary Knowledge to the Science of Initiation
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    • initiation. In this connection we must bear in mind what I have already
    • say: He stands here on the earth, and looks out on the wide spaces of
    • and what surrounds him on the earth. just consider how abstractly the
    • as he lives on earth, and the heavenly bodies.
    • knew who stood nearer to the cosmos than we do today, who had a naive
    • today that his destiny, his ‘Karma’, is here on the earth,
    • being from pre-earthly existence into the earthly realm, and carries
    • there is in the whole of our environment on the earth or in the cosmos
    • nothing of those worlds where man was before descending to earth and
    • as his destiny on earth.
    • united with our earth-existence.
    • was once a part of the earth. In primeval times it separated off from
    • the earth and became an individual cosmic body out there in cosmic space.
    • in full earnestness, extends his studies of human civilisation and culture
    • wisdom, though it did not appear in an intellectual, but rather in a
    • wisdom was here on earth. Wisdom was then the possession of beings who
    • of humanity, who have since disappeared from the earth. It is not only
    • above is a world with beings in it who once lived among us on earth,
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture IV: Meditation and Inspiration
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    • the first lecture of this series I drew your attention to the heart's real,
    • life, i.e. our thinking, which can confront us fairly clearly, our feeling,
    • which is less clearly experienced, and our willing, which is quite hidden
    • and becoming gradually clearer and clearer, more and more awake. This
    • you bear within you your soul life — your thinking, feeling and
    • Of course, millions and millions of people do not realise this clearly.
    • clearly recognised as such? If people had to live by what they are clear
    • general mood from unclear, subconscious depths that compose the main
    • of life who can formulate them in an intellectually clear way and lay
    • only, not the heart. The human heart feels a nervous unrest and finds no
    • from a clear insight into these things that Anthroposophy comes forward,
    • begin again where we began twenty years ago.
    • to external reality. And in seeing, hearing, grasping, etc., one notices
    • from all sides [überschaubar]. A very, very learned man once asked
    • is below and supports me. If it were not there, if the earth did not
    • the second man within, your earthly environment begins to interest you
    • and say: Oh! I have learnt to know the spiritual world; the earthly
    • like that, but learns to value external life more than ever when one
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    • — powers of mind, heart and will — in a certain way. This
    • Only, we must be clear that there is a consider-able difference between
    • study its solid, ‘earthy’ manifestations — we come to
    • need not take account of any but earthly substances which he also finds
    • solid, earthy, physical realm, we do not find, to begin with. very much
    • world beyond the earth. I pointed out that, from out of the etheric,
    • earthly realm outside man it streams in (arrows in green circle) in
    • such a way that it develops the plant form out of the earth; and the
    • plant form clearly shows this response to the astral. The plant has
    • the plant out of the earth. Now the human astral body is extraordinarily
    • appear.
    • the earth. While we are held to the earth by gravity, we tend away from
    • the earth because of the etheric. It is really the etheric that is active
    • Thus we may say that it is just in the brain that we can see most clearly
    • developed the sum of etheric forces that lifts us away from the earth.
    • we can really see in the solid earthy substance the physical; in the
    • at all about the way matter works, for one does not learn this until
    • in all the aqueous processes of the earth. In the face of real knowledge
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    • HEN we study human life on earth, we see it proceed in a kind of rhythm
    • that relation to our earthly and cosmic environments which is mediated
    • a corpse. It is then taken over by external, earthly Nature and destroyed.
    • we prefer first to study how they actually appear to higher
    • unknown. What now happens can really be made clear by the following
    • you had a certain experience ten years ago. You have forgotten
    • memories. And, as we formerly learnt to understand and experience through
    • unknown becomes known. We learn to know what it is really doing while he
    • the exhaled air. Now the physical body cannot bear it, even in sleep, but
    • its appearance leads you to say: That is I myself, my inner human being,
    • sun-like appearance.
    • against this darkness the exhaled air appears luminous: one can put
    • the objective, creative thoughts of the world — appear before us in
    • — brain thoughts, as we might call them. We receive a very clear
    • impression that what we regard as most important for physical, earthly
    • We behold thoughts; they surge through what appears to us as ourself in
    • on which we stand, the world which surrounds us as our earthly environment
    • process, just as we perceive external processes of Nature during earthly
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    • of outer experiences before our soul. Years ago, or a few days maybe,
    • and find he has palpitation of the heart. Or he is distressed in his dream
    • we learn to interpret many dream-figures in just this way. For example,
    • further in this direction we find that all our organs can appear in
    • Here, indeed, is something that points very clearly, by means of the
    • finds expression now, perhaps years afterwards, in the dream described.
    • not of dream-interpretation — we can often learn to know a man
    • dreams of the first kind to the human ego. Now we learnt in the last
    • bodies in sleep. Remembering this, we shall not be surprised to learn
    • secrets of human nature. If you study a man as he acts in life and learn
    • My dear friends, we can very well say that it is done by God, by the
    • apprehend his whole life as an etheric impulse entering earthly life
    • he has experienced externally since descending to earth for his present
    • reminiscences of this earthly life, but of what preceded it. It is quite
    • a mighty tableau; but we could only capture the appearance of a single
    • momentary appearance, for all this takes its course in time. Still, if
    • mighty picture in the pre-earthly life. The same is true of the lung.
    • Here, too, an organ may appear to us in a beautiful picture, as I said
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    • appears to one who has learnt to see the world in
    • complete organism. You see, the appearance of the dream-world to
    • imaginative consciousness is quite different from its appearance to
    • the imaginative life that is inwardly co-ordinated, clear and luminous,
    • And in this ‘seed-like’ man we learn to grasp what is really
    • in the autumn of a given year is foreign to the plant's life of that year
    • and will only be at home in the plant-growth of the following year. It
    • more and more that we bear within us something that passes over to our
    • next life on earth, germinating between death and a new birth and growing
    • on into our next earthly life. It is the seed of this next earthly life
    • that we learn to feel in the dream.
    • must be remembered that, while we learn to know the physical man as
    • you cannot see the spiritual man shine forth without learning to know
    • man's appearance does not thereby become uglier but more beautiful —
    • content appear as something that has come over from the past —
    • from the last life on earth — and is now withering. In this way
    • life on earth.
    • head is withering most; and the dream appears to imaginative perception
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    • experiences in the outer world; in a sense, we bear them with us as the
    • earthly life. But its role is far greater still. What would the external
    • we may say that, after all, all learning consists in linking new
    • say that, on earth, memory constitutes the most important and most
    • see that the sums of memories we bear within us is really a fragment.
    • us again. These are especially such moments in which a man comes near
    • disappeared from their conscious memory. Moreover, if we study dreams
    • Now, as long as we are living on earth, we continue to regard the memories
    • We search for them. We regard that as the essence of memory.
    • when we go through the gate of death our life on earth is followed by
    • of years long past and of the last few days are there simultaneously.
    • so the temporal events of our earthly life are now seen side by side
    • and possess ‘time-perspective’. This tableau appears suddenly,
    • weaker and weaker. Whereas in earthly life we look into ourselves and
    • during earthly life, disappear into the wide spaces of the cosmos. This
    • earthly life, we live in the third phase of memory. This third phase
    • of memory teaches us that what we had called ourself during earthly
    • harboured during earthly life. The spiritual counterpart, of which I
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    • which appeared at the same time as the
    • religious life?” This question, posed in deep earnestness and
    • year 1875, thus in this very period of which I am now speaking. In
    • out how necessary it is to follow these difficulties with clear
    • a clear perception of their relative errors; and we are also equipped
    • attention to the problems of repeated earth lives and of the destiny
    • previous life on earth without any miracle. I still remember well
    • world. That is primarily a historical fact, my dear friends, but it
    • simply cannot bear the natural-scientific conception of the world.
    • individuality just in this search for truth. It is the true
    • freedom in their conception of the world, in their research and even
    • as closed dogmas, only unrestricted research which does not draw back
    • in fear at the frontiers either of the spiritual world or of the
    • which makes such a deep incision into modern life, were made to swear
    • Dominici gregis” appeared, swept over the Catholic clergy’
    • word, and even learned Catholics had not the courage to say that they
    • swear on oath) and that the freedom of science was consistent with
    • were born as the Encyclical and Syllabus of the year 1864, with its
    • Encyclical of the year 1907, culminating in the Anti-modernist Oath.
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    • clear about that. What is new is that the person concerned has to
    • be clear about this first, and then to see it in relation to the fact
    • has, since the year 1907, had also to be sworn on oath.
    • victorious growth of the scientific, clear and naturalistic grasp of
    • which has not yet appeared in its entirety, but has yet to be
    • this earth. It is, of course, not a question of any one such
    • Now, my dear friends, I have already raised the important question as
    • my dear friends, there is, of course, still a third point, which it
    • natural decay through the victorious growth of the scientific, clear
    • My dear friends, today there exists an antithesis which one should
    • such as the one I have just quoted, even if it only appears in a few
    • earlier period, and its earlier products linger on into a later
    • Since the middle of the Fifteenth Century, what has appeared as
    • Spiritual Science was verily never meant to appear in the role of
    • states clearly: “Naturally, no one can accept the Immaculate
    • the earlier traditional development of the Catholic Church. In what
    • not criticizing. 1574 was the year in which the citizens of Lucerne
    • course, to disappear from Switzerland, and they then continued their
    • year, in Freiberg in 1818, in Schwiez in 1836.
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    • You will have noticed that all my lectures for years past have
    • results of initiation research. You know also that by the word
    • consciousness, to come to a state which bears a similar relation to
    • consciousness bears to sleep consciousness, or at any rate to dream
    • evolution of humanity and in that of the near future is that humanity
    • discoveries; has been sufficient to spread over the earth a network
    • here on earth, which we enter through the gate of birth, is the
    • pre-natal spiritual life was lost. Plato speaks clearly of that life,
    • being is born on the earth, a quite new soul unites with his physical
    • continues to exist and does not again descend to earth. For, of
    • if anyone between birth and death here on earth has led a life which
    • the man dies, he has to look back eternally on the one earth life for
    • Now, after having for thousands of years had this doctrine of the
    • My dear friends, an essay, a thorough-going study is needed —
    • than a thousand years, and one would see that these religious
    • clear with what he calls his Christ consciousness. This Christ
    • this earthly life as he enters it through birth lays upon him the
    • thought were to fill our whole souls, if this earthly life were
    • an over-earthly life through which we have previously passed! Egotism
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    • conditions are bound to develop in the near future, and we saw that
    • disappearance of much that is still greatly to men's taste and
    • to speak yesterday it will be clear to you that a very disagreeable
    • called the Christ-Experience yet to come. We learnt yesterday
    • clear that just as other incisive events in human evolution come
    • come in an unexpected way. And it will have a clearly definable
    • what has been inculcated, and this comes out very clearly if one
    • spread of this materialism will not be checked in the near future, as
    • of scientific learning when we held our course for scientists, and we
    • line. Science ignores how far the form in which the animal appears in
    • these few are probably clear about it theoretically, but as yet there
    • science, the more we learn of nature, the less we understand of
    • so to speak, as regards his perception of self. And yet we hear the
    • basis of what he is in himself. This stands out clearly as a
    • impossible in earlier times.
    • aspiration, and remained with him throughout his life on earth. To be
    • before one's life on earth has no very great value, but a
    • characteristics. To a dispassionate view this is quite clear; men
    • of dependence on purely earthly inherited characteristics, the more
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    • conditions are bound to develop in the near future, and we saw that
    • disappearance of much that is still greatly to men's taste and
    • to speak yesterday it will be clear to you that a very disagreeable
    • called the Christ-Experience yet to come. We learnt yesterday
    • clear that just as other incisive events in human evolution come
    • come in an unexpected way. And it will have a clearly definable
    • what has been inculcated, and this comes out very clearly if one
    • spread of this materialism will not be checked in the near future, as
    • of scientific learning when we held our course for scientists, and we
    • line. Science ignores how far the form in which the animal appears in
    • these few are probably clear about it theoretically, but as yet there
    • science, the more we learn of nature, the less we understand of
    • so to speak, as regards his perception of self. And yet we hear the
    • basis of what he is in himself. This stands out clearly as a
    • impossible in earlier times.
    • aspiration, and remained with him throughout his life on earth. To be
    • before one's life on earth has no very great value, but a
    • characteristics. To a dispassionate view this is quite clear; men
    • of dependence on purely earthly inherited characteristics, the more
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    • springs from the heart of man.
    • much as take one step upon it without heart and soul being directly
    • to-day is comparatively new; it is a product of evolution. In earlier
    • thereby obliged to come into a nearer, more personal relation with
    • As we come to apprehend the truths of the pre-earthly
    • what we experienced there before we came down to earth. It is almost
    • too, we learn to understand how the lack or neglect of such truths is
    • when we have learned to apprehend sound spiritual truths, then ideas
    • possession of the self in the true sense. When man has learned to go
    • but when a man has probed to the heart of spiritual knowledge, he
    • on himself, and from this he can learn the true nature of egoism.
    • hearts and souls: impulses of which, however, we cannot say that they
    • a pre-earthly life of man, but actually to look into the spiritual
    • world in which we lived before we descended to Earth, even as we look
    • What is the secret of our bodily existence on earth?
    • Even as through the years of childhood, from birth onward, we are
    • we in like manner, throughout our physical life on earth, gradually
    • Materialism is quite right as far as earthly consciousness is
    • remain in the earthly consciousness, and so have to be content with
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    • springs from the heart of man.
    • much as take one step upon it without heart and soul being directly
    • to-day is comparatively new; it is a product of evolution. In earlier
    • thereby obliged to come into a nearer, more personal relation with
    • As we come to apprehend the truths of the pre-earthly
    • what we experienced there before we came down to earth. It is almost
    • too, we learn to understand how the lack or neglect of such truths is
    • when we have learned to apprehend sound spiritual truths, then ideas
    • possession of the self in the true sense. When man has learned to go
    • but when a man has probed to the heart of spiritual knowledge, he
    • on himself, and from this he can learn the true nature of egoism.
    • hearts and souls: impulses of which, however, we cannot say that they
    • a pre-earthly life of man, but actually to look into the spiritual
    • world in which we lived before we descended to Earth, even as we look
    • What is the secret of our bodily existence on earth?
    • Even as through the years of childhood, from birth onward, we are
    • we in like manner, throughout our physical life on earth, gradually
    • Materialism is quite right as far as earthly consciousness is
    • remain in the earthly consciousness, and so have to be content with
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    • this clear today by a particular example. Most of us know that our
    • in which humanity will be living for many hundreds of years to come.
    • And so it was with heart-and-feeling. Appropriately to
    • the fourth post-Atlantean period heart-and-feeling developed. And
    • Heart-and-feeling in the one could still reach out more spiritually
    • and make immediate contact with heart-and-feeling in the other. Up to
    • seventh post-Atlantean epoch when learning to know nature will
    • feeling-and-heart connection was well adapted to that age, but a very
    • possessed of a ready-made heart-and-feeling with its spontaneous
    • The significance of all this becomes clearer if we give
    • karma had been accumulated in the earlier periods of earth
    • of forming fresh connections. But through repeated earth-lives we
    • appear by chance but in reality because in former incarnations we had
    • certain after-effects of previous earth-lives, people are drawn
    • This becomes clearer if we compare human beings with an animal
    • those who are ready to learn: “Look carefully; there is this
    • made their appearance. And only when certain sociological ideas are
    • to its particular individuality. In this way we shall learn so to
    • antipathies,[as they arise] are so strong that they are fearful
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    • this clear today by a particular example. Most of us know that our
    • in which humanity will be living for many hundreds of years to come.
    • And so it was with heart-and-feeling. Appropriately to
    • the fourth post-Atlantean period heart-and-feeling developed. And
    • Heart-and-feeling in the one could still reach out more spiritually
    • and make immediate contact with heart-and-feeling in the other. Up to
    • seventh post-Atlantean epoch when learning to know nature will
    • feeling-and-heart connection was well adapted to that age, but a very
    • possessed of a ready-made heart-and-feeling with its spontaneous
    • The significance of all this becomes clearer if we give
    • karma had been accumulated in the earlier periods of earth
    • of forming fresh connections. But through repeated earth-lives we
    • appear by chance but in reality because in former incarnations we had
    • certain after-effects of previous earth-lives, people are drawn
    • This becomes clearer if we compare human beings with an animal
    • those who are ready to learn: “Look carefully; there is this
    • made their appearance. And only when certain sociological ideas are
    • to its particular individuality. In this way we shall learn so to
    • antipathies,[as they arise] are so strong that they are fearful
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    • way of experiencing the world, namely, that man in those days had no clear
    • The clear self-consciousness which permeates the
    • before he descended to the earth, that is, to the time when he was a
    • a vivid recollection of some event that took place ten years ago in a wood
    • connect it with what exists outside. This thinking yearns to vibrate with
    • remembered what he had been before he came down to earth. We, on the
    • to the earth. This is the consequence of gradually entering into the
    • descended to earth (blue). He went back on the stream of memory.
    • earth.
    • the magnetic needle always points north-south. Therefore, on earth the
    • penetrating into the external rhythm with our thoughts we learn to
    • remain in the realm of thought and learn through thinking itself. The
    • Indian yogi learned it, too, but by crossing his legs and sitting on
    • them and by keeping his arms raised for a long time. Thus, he learned
    • clear that there is a great difference between that and what the ascetic
    • through such practices. Nearly all of the earlier great religious
    • truths in former times did not take this view. They were quite clear about
    • necessity he must be for his earthly tasks — the aim was not to portray
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    • way of experiencing the world, namely, that man in those days had no clear
    • The clear self-consciousness which permeates the
    • before he descended to the earth, that is, to the time when he was a
    • a vivid recollection of some event that took place ten years ago in a wood
    • connect it with what exists outside. This thinking yearns to vibrate with
    • remembered what he had been before he came down to earth. We, on the
    • to the earth. This is the consequence of gradually entering into the
    • descended to earth (blue). He went back on the stream of memory.
    • earth.
    • the magnetic needle always points north-south. Therefore, on earth the
    • penetrating into the external rhythm with our thoughts we learn to
    • remain in the realm of thought and learn through thinking itself. The
    • Indian yogi learned it, too, but by crossing his legs and sitting on
    • them and by keeping his arms raised for a long time. Thus, he learned
    • clear that there is a great difference between that and what the ascetic
    • through such practices. Nearly all of the earlier great religious
    • truths in former times did not take this view. They were quite clear about
    • necessity he must be for his earthly tasks — the aim was not to portray
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  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • Ever since the early days of Christianity it has been the custom
    • which unites earth and man with the worlds beyond the earth. To-morrow
    • the sun has been in the sign of spring. When, therefore, men on earth
    • the time of the Easter festival, note must be taken each year of the
    • the earth. They always point to something of supreme importance for the
    • is bound up with the earthly, for its purpose is to remind us of the
    • whose significance lies, not merely within the course of earth-evolution,
    • earthly conditions; it is a time that can be ascertained only when man
    • turns his thoughts to the worlds beyond the earth. And there is deeper
    • forces of earth-evolution pure and simple. For through knowledge of that
    • which is beyond the earth, man is to become free of the evolution of the
    • earth, and this truth is indicated in the manner of dating the Easter
    • beyond the earth; it contains a promise to man that in the course of
    • Christ Impulse, to become free of earthly conditions.
    • helpful to turn our minds to early secrets of the beginnings of
    • Christianity, to some of those early mysteries which during a certain
    • period of earthly evolution have become more and more veiled and hidden
    • Christianity was the appearance of the figure of St. Paul
    • very Being of the Christ in an extra-earthly, super-sensible manner. Thus
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    • Ever since the early days of Christianity it has been the custom
    • which unites earth and man with the worlds beyond the earth. To-morrow
    • the sun has been in the sign of spring. When, therefore, men on earth
    • the time of the Easter festival, note must be taken each year of the
    • the earth. They always point to something of supreme importance for the
    • is bound up with the earthly, for its purpose is to remind us of the
    • whose significance lies, not merely within the course of earth-evolution,
    • earthly conditions; it is a time that can be ascertained only when man
    • turns his thoughts to the worlds beyond the earth. And there is deeper
    • forces of earth-evolution pure and simple. For through knowledge of that
    • which is beyond the earth, man is to become free of the evolution of the
    • earth, and this truth is indicated in the manner of dating the Easter
    • beyond the earth; it contains a promise to man that in the course of
    • Christ Impulse, to become free of earthly conditions.
    • helpful to turn our minds to early secrets of the beginnings of
    • Christianity, to some of those early mysteries which during a certain
    • period of earthly evolution have become more and more veiled and hidden
    • Christianity was the appearance of the figure of St. Paul
    • very Being of the Christ in an extra-earthly, super-sensible manner. Thus
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    • had discussed together in recent years concerning the various guiding
    • bearers, so to speak, of the experiments which will follow the guiding
    • evident during the years when from the central anthroposophical work
    • interest to hear the kind of experiences we have had in introducing
    • it only too well, especially in working with our scientific Research
    • their full life in the heart of Anthroposophia itself — in Anthroposophical
    • faithful in their inner feeling, they none the less turn a deaf ear
    • to what I have to say in decisive moments. They do not hear it when
    • cannot. Such a man would have to break with twenty or thirty years of
    • other hand, there are those who out of good and faithful hearts want
    • clear to themselves when they became workers in Spiritual Science. Again
    • she always saw quite clearly the necessity prevailing in our Society).
    • for the reason that in the science of the last few years the methods
    • you can have scientific researches without any substance to them whatever.
    • way, in spite of the splendid researches that are being done in the
    • they only heard again the things they were accustomed to in their own
    • as anthroposophical content from realms beyond the Earth. And the same
    • to hear more. Then they began to catch fire! They liked the Spiritual
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Cover Sheet
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Discussion after Lecture 4
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    • Use the cow-horns for three or four years in succession; then keep them
    • in the cow-stable for a time, and use them again another year. This
    • from abroad might come into conflict with what is there in the earth
    • three or four years, they belong to the soil (unless they happen to
    • whether you do it more or less near to the winter months. If near to
    • They do not do nearly so much harm. The best thing is, not to go out
    • cosmic forces are caught up by the earth, work through the silica. You
    • Undoubtedly it does. You can generally leave the cow-horns in the earth
    • to keep them elsewhere, having taken them out of the earth, you should
    • quarter after taking them out of the earth?
    • them in the earth until you need them. If you are going to use them
    • in the early autumn, leave them in the earth until you need them. It
    • the outset — you need not fear that they will run away from you
    • nearly as much as with material things.
    • have spent the summer in the earth?
    • it has once spent the summer in the earth. Let the sun shine on them;
    • good. I mean, where the earth is not too highly mineral, but contains
    • operations are so nearly akin to the most intimate processes of
    • year we began rather late, and some things will be done after sowing.
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    • the methods which appear a dazzling success to begin with, but do not
    • good and beneficial. I believe it has not been tried for many years.
    • not better to pile up the manure above the earth than to sink
    • to the forces that are there beneath the earth. You cannot actually
    • that one can know of the whole structure of the earth and its relation
    • manure with the earth. Why deteriorate the manure by separating it from
    • the earth?
    • the different kinds of earth will have their influence, according to
    • their specific properties as kinds of earth. If there is sandy ground
    • — the inner consistency of the earth kingdom and also the watery
    • two kinds of earth will be the best. For the same reason you should
    • You must also bear this
    • taking them out of the earth?
    • the manure-preparations be put into the earth all together, or each
    • it matter if the earth above the preparations is overgrown, once they
    • Answer: The earth
    • is not well if the stuff is too near the surface. The radiation is thrown
    • metre (about 18 inches) will suffice. If it is too near the surface,
    • to the frost, they come into the very time when the earth, by virtue
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Discussion after Lecture 6
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    • choice. Either we must let civilisation go to rack and ruin on the earth,
    • been epochs of civilisation on the earth when such things were known
    • mankind who were in earnest to keep these things within such bounds
    • another. That which is Ahrimanic in the earthly sphere is only harmful
    • because it is in the earthly sphere. When it takes place in a realm
    • we take from the cows to bury in the earth. As to the bulls' horns
    • 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
    • in thirty or forty, then certainty in forty to fifty years' time
    • in Nature herself. You should not permeate the living Earth with something
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Discussion after Lecture 8
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • year to year. For this year (1924) the time from the second half of
    • You call it new Moon from the moment when this picture appears, approximately
    • New Moon, therefore, from the time when the Moon appears as a quite
    • narrow crescent, and then disappears. Twelve to fourteen days in each
    • never come into actual contact with the earth?
    • Sprinkle it on the earth just the same. For the insect, the process
    • it flees from what ensues when the preparation is sprinkled in the earth.
    • That the insect does not come into direct contact with the earth makes
    • of the cosmic influences at work in the earth. This cosmic influence
    • of the heavens on the earth is too strong, and the plants will tend
    • simply because too much of the heavens comes into the soil of the earth.
    • are now being heard in America — where, on the whole, a better
    • gift of observation is appearing than in Europe — voices, I mean,
    • being used above the earth as radiant and as conducted electricity,
    • remarkable fact that whenever something new appears, as a rule in the
    • early stages it is heralded as a remedy — a means of healing.
    • Then the prophets get hold of it. It is strange, where a new thing appears,
    • as a result of such fodder the animal tends to lose hair too early or
    • mineral kingdom of the earth.
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    • used commonly to be grown in the same field for as many as thirty years
    • on end. The thirty years dwindled to nine, then to seven. Then the day
    • in the same spot for even four or five years. Farmers used to be able
    • to seed new crops year after year from their own rye, wheat, oats and
    • of seed every few years. New strains were being produced in bewildering
    • pro’fusion, only to disappear from the scene again in short order.
    • Switzerland. The momentous day came in the early summer of 1924 when
    • by a few landmarks, prompted us to search. We dug on and on. The realer
    • path in the agricultural movement, which did all its learning in the
    • impulse given by Rudolf Steiner to agriculture stand clearly before
    • before 1924, Count Keyserlingk set to work in deal earnest to persuade
    • and Countess Keyserlingk at Koberwitz, near Breslau. It was followed
    • the largest possible areas over the entire earth, so that the earth
    • for which you are constantly providing stimulus and guidance bear so
    • to the largest possible areas of the entire earth, for the earth's
    • of earth and soil to the formative forces of the etheric, astral and
    • to have teachers at the School alternate a few years of teaching (three
    • years was the period mentioned) with a subsequent period of three years
    • to light during research into soil biology to go at least one step further.
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    • of these influences would not appear in full till generations after.
    • was brought very near to me in my youth. I grew up in the country, and
    • virtue of which the soil will be thoroughly worked-through by earth-worms
    • be clear that very much depends on the neighbouring plants, notably
    • now. Last year the stock of cattle was much reduced by illness; and
    • appear in the present generation or in the next, but it will in the
    • Streicher: In studying this question last year, I came upon a piece
    • the researches of the English botanist, Bottomley. Bottomley discovered
    • added to the earth. In certain cases it had an extraordinary effect;
    • four corners of the plot. It must be eradicated every year.
    • evolved, they would increasingly disappear.
    • same process should be repeated in the following year.
    • of putting fresh earth around their roots — earth taken from the
    • Some years
    • compost — “not even if the compost-earth will only be needed
    • after four years. Even then, things are contained in it which are not
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 1
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    • MY DEAR F
    • Anthroposophia, therefore, I would thank you most heartily for the
    • prevailing which came from the innermost heart of our Movement and
    • heart of our anthroposophical striving. It pre-supposes many
    • must forgive me if my introductory words to-day appear
    • economic efforts, which grew out of the heart of the Anthroposophical
    • statement seems absurd to those who have heard University lectures on
    • this or that appearance; it can be cut more or less easily, it has
    • season of the year in which it ripens, and so forth.
    • You must be clear as
    • the magnetic needle, but in the whole Earth, inasmuch as you assign
    • to the one end of the Earth the magnetic North Pole, and to the other
    • whole Earth. Yet the same nonsense (as applied to the magnetic
    • is the beetroot growing in the earth. To take it just for what it is
    • depends on countless conditions, not even only of the Earth as a
    • and animal, and of the Earth itself. We must extend our view to the
    • the earth.
    • speak only in this way. We are in real earnest about it. I only
    • possible the physical life of man on Earth — and that, after all,
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    • MY DEAR F
    • the justice of this statement if you consider the Earth on the one
    • which works down into our Earth from the Universe beyond. Nowadays,
    • on to the Earth from the surrounding Universe. They are aware, no
    • Earth which is the foundation of all Agriculture.
    • surface of the Earth diagramatically by this line
    • (Diagram 2). The surface of the Earth is generally
    • is added. In reality, however, the earthly soil as such not
    • this inner life of the earthly soil (I am speaking of fine and
    • a study of the earthly soil, we must indeed observe that the surface
    • of the Earth is a kind of organ in that organism which reveals itself
    • throughout the growth of Nature. The Earth's surface is a real organ,
    • view we now compare the Earth's surface with the human diaphragm,
    • concerned, the head is beneath the surface of the Earth, while
    • Whatever is above the Earth, belongs in truth to the
    • the Earth by way of air and water vapours and even warmth. Consider,
    • once more, all that element in the neighbourhood of the Earth in
    • place in the interior of the Earth beneath the Earth's surface
    • of the above-the-Earth and the below-the-Earth.
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    • MY DEAR F
    • The earthly and
    • substances of the Earth, needless to say. In the next lectures we
    • forces work through the substances of the Earth? In the present
    • for us to learn to know the part which nitrogen does play.
    • working we must learn to know at the same time if we would understand
    • clear to the outer science of to-day. I mean the four sisters,
    • activity appears less obvious than that of other substances,
    • “light-bearers” these substances — like sulphur and
    • learn to understand; we shall see what they signify in the whole
    • help of the photograph we can now call him to mind. We must learn to
    • undergone. How different it appears, however, when we perceive it in
    • the bearer of all the creatively formative processes in Nature.
    • mobility, it bears within it the creative and formative cosmic
    • constantly dismantle what the carbon builds. Our breathing tears the
    • Earth-evolution carbon alone was deposited or precipitated. Only at a
    • the merely mineral and rigid limestone-formation which the Earth
    • Earth within him. For in the limestone form of the skeleton he has
    • the solid Earth within him.
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    • spheres. But the world in which man and the other earthly creatures
    • man, starting from the little finger or from the lobe of the ear and
    • moment. A normal human life lasts longer than ten years, and the harmful
    • manuring signifies in the economy of Nature. How often do we hear the
    • be angry with me for saying these things so openly and clearly. The
    • again every seven or eight years as the substance of the body is renewed)
    • the body — Wearing-away of nails and skin, and the like.”
    • the simple result of spiritual research.
    • this truth, it is heart-rending to see the ideas of modern science proclaiming
    • the exact opposite. I say heart-rending, because we must admit, it is
    • the annual? Let us compare such a free with a little mound of earth
    • assume: this is the hillock of earth, rich in humus. And I will now
    • But they are more nearly related than you would think.
    • earthly matter — permeated, as I have now described it, by humus-substances
    • in process of decomposition — such earthly matter contains etherically
    • living substance. Now this is the important point: Earthly matter, which
    • this hillock of earth being formed, with a hollow in the middle —
    • a mound of earth, with humus entering into it, working in the earthly
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    • a kind of continuation of growth within the earth. There is a vegetative
    • plant-life in the earth itself.
    • of earth — with the inner vitality of its humus-content —
    • this common life — common to the Earth and all plant-growth—nor
    • our farms, we are taking forces away from the earth — nay, even
    • we need for the impoverished earth, must be subjected to a proper treatment,
    • are learning from experience. It has no permanent value. We must in
    • fact be clear on this: So long as we try to ennoble or improve the manure
    • from the water which merely trickles through the earth, no further vitalisation
    • We must vitalise the earth
    • earthy element itself. To endow the mass of manure, or the liquid manure,
    • in the Earth, we must till the soil and manure it properly. Heaven does
    • the earth; we let it become permanently impoverished. We must then provide
    • all around the Earth — actively working, though in the finest
    • as they need what comes to them from the Earth. They draw them in from
    • soil of the Earth after they have been rayed into the soil from the
    • If we continue manuring at random from year to year, we can gradually
    • prevent the Earth from drawing into itself what it needs by way of silicic
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    • earth and then work from the earth upon plant-growth. As I said, the
    • there planets, but by the round-about way of the Earth) — these
    • sphere, from that which is over the earth, we must perceive the workings
    • wider sense we may say: All the forces that work into the earth from the
    • near planets are influenced by the chalk-or limestone-workings
    • of the earth, while that which works from the surrounding sphere is
    • proceed from the earth itself, nevertheless they transmit what proceeds
    • through the mediation of the earth. They have had to pay the penalty
    • Not only the soil of the Earth was exhausted — the traditions too
    • this as the level of the earth's surface. Here we have all the influences
    • in the earth in this way causes the plants to bring forth what grows
    • in a single year and culminates in seed-formation. From the seed a new
    • the level of the earth — all that which comes from the forces
    • of the Sun upon its surface and throws them back again on to the earth.
    • eyes — and the Earth, too, of course, receives These rays from
    • Earth as lunar forces, and so they have done ever since the Moon separated
    • from the Earth.
    • all that is earthly. Indeed, when the Moon was united with the Earth,
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    • must not only consider those animals which are undoubtedly very near
    • around the plant-world during a certain reason of the year. Moreover,
    • we must learn to look with understanding at the birds.
    • a fruit-tree — a pear-tree, apple-tree or plum-tree.
    • quite different. But we must learn to perceive in what way the tree
    • green leaf-bearing stalks — and in the flowers and fruit. All
    • earth. The tree is really “earth” for that which grows upon
    • its boughs and branches. It is the earth, grown up like a hillock; shaped
    • — it is rate—in a rather more living way than the earth
    • as the herbaceous plants and cereals are rooted in the Earth.
    • near together, so that their roots intertwined, and merged with one
    • enable us to understand. Here is the soil of the earth: here I insert
    • In the tree with its cambium or formative layer, the earth-realm itself
    • more intensity of life, than the earth otherwise has, i.e.
    • that is, through the ethereal. We must learn to look with macrocosmic
    • unfolding the herbaceous plant that springs out of the earth directly
    • are gatherings of astral substance; quite clearly, they are gatherers
    • herbaceous plants growing on the earth, and a plant-world rich in astrality
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    • of earthly matter. (So it is in man, too, but let us confine ourselves
    • is earthly matter. Already in the embryo-life, earthly matter is guided
    • that the head receives its materials from the Earth. There, then, we
    • have earthly substance.
    • bones, etc. — comes not from the Earth at all. It is cosmic substantiality.
    • the Earth. This is important. You must not regard a claw or a hoof as
    • system of metabolism and limbs we have to do with earthly forces —
    • cosmic substances and earthly forces. (As to the latter, you need only
    • of earthly gravity, and in like manner, all that we do with our limbs
    • is bound up with the earthly).
    • can go further. What is contained in the head? Earthly substantiality.
    • you have so much earthly substance. In man, too, in the brain you have
    • earthly substance. Only the forces are cosmic; the substance is earthly.
    • emerges as earthly matter in the brain has actually been excreted; it
    • is excretion — excretion from the organic process. Earthly matter
    • activity of the digestion — a certain quantity of earthly matter
    • of earthly substance goes through the whole path, and is at last literally
    • for man as you know carries his Ego down on to the Earth; in the animal,
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    • pupil into an occult school. He had first to learn how the
    • world and man came into being; he had to learn concerning
    • picture which was made clear to him by the sure conviction:
    • was then clearly aware of the following: “Even as
    • felt he could bear for all time. Every one of us has such a
    • now Christ appeared upon the
    • Earth. His appearance exemplified what formerly took place
    • series, that it was, as it were, “earned.” Man
    • thousand years after Christ was to educate man for the
    • taken seriously and deeply. Two thousand years or
    • “Elias has reappeared.” John was Elias. He says
    • For two thousand years the world was to learn the value of
    • purified. Therefore for two thousand years Christianity was
    • appeared to sanctify personality. As a sign that Christ
    • heart. What we have in our hearts represents something for
    • but in the spiritual, the heart will be the organ of
    • thought. At the present time the heart is still personal.
    • is spoken in low tones, so that no one can hear it but the
    • and in the Wine, substance such as we have in our heart
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    • pupil into an occult school. He had first to learn how the
    • world and man came into being; he had to learn concerning
    • picture which was made clear to him by the sure conviction:
    • was then clearly aware of the following: “Even as
    • felt he could bear for all time. Every one of us has such a
    • now Christ appeared upon the
    • Earth. His appearance exemplified what formerly took place
    • series, that it was, as it were, “earned.” Man
    • thousand years after Christ was to educate man for the
    • taken seriously and deeply. Two thousand years or
    • “Elias has reappeared.” John was Elias. He says
    • For two thousand years the world was to learn the value of
    • purified. Therefore for two thousand years Christianity was
    • appeared to sanctify personality. As a sign that Christ
    • heart. What we have in our hearts represents something for
    • but in the spiritual, the heart will be the organ of
    • thought. At the present time the heart is still personal.
    • is spoken in low tones, so that no one can hear it but the
    • and in the Wine, substance such as we have in our heart
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    • the whole universe, of the whole cosmos. And if you bear in
    • the same time a self-contained being, by bearing in mind
    • realize quite clearly that everything a human being takes
    • go back into earlier times if we wish to grasp man in his
    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • lives upon the earth as a hunter, breeder of animals,
    • human occupations upon the earth.
    • The drawing, showing the earth in the universe, cannot
    • here we have the earth. Let us suppose that we have the
    • human being upon the earth. In regard to these four form
    • principles, he would be dependent on the earth's
    • the earth's circumference. Here (above), man is
    • and consider how the human being is formed by the earth, as
    • constellations below the horizon (for the earth covers
    • influence through the earth. Here the human being would
    • have to adapt himself to the earth in regard to his stars.
    • universe; the last four members lead him to the earth, and
    • covered by the earth. In the four central members the stars
    • and the earth maintain a balance.
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    • the whole universe, of the whole cosmos. And if you bear in
    • the same time a self-contained being, by bearing in mind
    • realize quite clearly that everything a human being takes
    • go back into earlier times if we wish to grasp man in his
    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • lives upon the earth as a hunter, breeder of animals,
    • human occupations upon the earth.
    • The drawing, showing the earth in the universe, cannot
    • here we have the earth. Let us suppose that we have the
    • human being upon the earth. In regard to these four form
    • principles, he would be dependent on the earth's
    • the earth's circumference. Here (above), man is
    • and consider how the human being is formed by the earth, as
    • constellations below the horizon (for the earth covers
    • influence through the earth. Here the human being would
    • have to adapt himself to the earth in regard to his stars.
    • universe; the last four members lead him to the earth, and
    • covered by the earth. In the four central members the stars
    • and the earth maintain a balance.
    • Taurus, and similarly the stars near Gemini and near
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    • beings. Different influences of these beings upon the earth and
    • The earlier embodiments of the Earth as deeds of spiritual beings,
    • etheric and astral bodies. On the Earth “trickling in”
    • and Earth. Recapitulation of earlier conditions at the beginning
    • of Earth evolution. Man as the first-born, prior to the animal,
    • plant, and mineral kingdoms. Origins of light and air, heart,
    • on the Earth in contrast to the Moon consciousness. The group
    • The Moon as planet of wisdom, the Earth as planet of love. On
    • Jupiter love will have became nature as wisdom has on the Earth.
    • great Sacrifice of the Earth. The Spirits of Wisdom and Yahve, the
    • beings of earlier stages of evolution; Salamanders are cut off
    • the meeting of metal and earth, Salamanders through relationships
    • Moon. Blood system as expression of the ego: Earth. In sleep,
    • Richard Wagner and his relation to art. His attempt to unite Shakespeare
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    • beings. Different influences of these beings upon the earth and
    • or seven year old child. Upon the moon, however, a particular opportunity
    • between the different planets and so the moon is connected with the earth
    • on the earth with the aid of astral forces. One might call them the
    • — as certain human races are the principal population on our earth.
    • when certain conditions appear on earth. Thus the beings who —
    • on earth in the most varied circumstances, when for instance a man falls
    • asylums. They are, moreover, almost always to be found near mediums
    • man will only little by little in the future earthly evolution learn
    • Lymph is a second fluid pulsating in man, a fluid that stands much nearer
    • Now we must be clear that
    • were no human race here on earth they would very soon take their departure;
    • whole earthly vegetation and all that lives on earth, you will realize the
    • a higher standpoint than could he presented in earlier lectures, how
    • certain country, can also learn to grasp how a quite definite national
    • his nearer surroundings.
    • of the means by which the great spiritual guidance of the earth distributes
    • the different national characters over the earth; foods which produce one
    • and antipathies unfolds around himself as environment, as what he hears
    • into him through eyes and ears and the whole skin. It is quite frightful,
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    • the Earth. Everything in the universe is interconnected. To be able
    • have heard how certain beings who have their abode on other cosmic bodies
    • Earth, like man himself, has passed through different embodiments and
    • previous embodiments of our Earth: to the immediately preceding embodiment
    • our Earth will be transformed into a “Jupiter,” a “Venus”
    • embodiments of our planet Earth. If you give a little thought to these
    • stages of our Earth's evolution, you will realize that what in
    • that our Earth itself in an earlier state of evolution, was “Sun,”
    • with the substances and forces contained in our Earth and then, taking
    • development, it separated from the Earth, leaving us, together with
    • stages earlier, what is contained in the sun today had a planetary existence
    • Earth.
    • certain period of its cosmic evolution our earth has been separated
    • path. Our earth and the beings belonging to it take a different course.
    • But these beings, and the earth as a whole, will one day have progressed
    • present phase of development. For our earth will again unite with the
    • sun. During the stage of Earth-existence itself, the earth will reunite
    • The earth-beings must again be separated from the sun during the Jupiter-condition.
    • Again there will be a reunion, and during the Venus-condition our earth
    • all time into the sun. During the Vulcan-condition our earth will itself
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    • The earlier embodiments of the Earth as deeds of spiritual beings,
    • of the planetary system and learn some of the mysteries of our cosmic
    • and our earth now exist, are very proud of their intelligence. They
    • brought forward in this way. But he goes somewhat further. It is clear
    • enough. It is clear that all sorts of other things played a part. Theosophy
    • that a researcher has established the theory that the sleep activity
    • reported that a man gave another a box on the ear and one of them should
    • out his hand and give the other a box on the ear. The second observer
    • is vastly superior to everything put forward by spiritual research.
    • learn something about it.
    • often-repeated fact that before our Earth became “Earth”
    • it had gone through earlier embodiments, other planetary conditions
    • to its present Earth condition. Now picture vividly ancient Saturn,
    • Earth. Within the whole being of Saturn there was as yet nothing at
    • by an atmosphere, as today our Earth is surrounded by air, but in relation
    • externally perceptible existence, it emerged as our Earth's second planetary
    • a Pralaya, until the Moon passed over into our Earth.
    • When our Earth came forth
    • the present earth, extending far beyond the outermost planets now belonging
    • to “do” what they have learnt on Saturn, Sun, Moon, and
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    • etheric and astral bodies. On the Earth “trickling in”
    • destroy. Yet we must be clear that what seems to be hindrance and destruction
    • structure of our cosmic system when the Earth began its evolution in
    • The Earth began its evolution
    • quite different from the nature of our present earthly planet. On Saturn
    • Saturn, the first embodiment of our Earth. If you had gone for a walk
    • have seen Saturn, for in the earliest stage it sent out no light at
    • least of all a learned physicist — but it was present, a condition
    • on the earth today animals — plants — minerals — were
    • examine the surroundings of Saturn somewhat as we test our earth's surroundings
    • and be clear that they have gone through an evolution up to today, just
    • on the Sun, his astral body on the Moon, his ego on the Earth and has
    • the Earth's embodiments. These Spirits of Form therefore act externally
    • on Saturn through their etheric body as man on Earth works externally
    • of which I have spoken in earlier lectures, but now more exactly. You
    • drips from the clouds down to earth, collects in the earth and rises
    • physical bodies appear like mirror-pictures. They actually consist of
    • men have discovered truth only in the last forty years and that all
    • knowledge possessed by men of earlier times is only childish fantasy.
    • and imparted it to the body of the Earth, inasmuch as the human bodies
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    • and Earth. Recapitulation of earlier conditions at the beginning
    • of Earth evolution. Man as the first-born, prior to the animal,
    • plant, and mineral kingdoms. Origins of light and air, heart,
    • day, from the most varied aspects. We then become increasingly clear
    • about them, but must not let ourselves be misled by what appear here
    • a certain respect it is perfectly right for the ages of earthly evolution
    • the evolution of our Earth in connection with the evolution of mankind
    • that our Earth before it became “Earth” went through a series
    • period, and only then our actual Earth period.
    • and bodily conditions which we find on the earth today, of the solid
    • or earthy, the fluid or watery, the airy and the fiery, only warmth,
    • first embodiment of the Earth if we realize the following: Saturn had
    • nothing in it of the gaseous, the watery, nor of the earthy constituents.
    • neared old Saturn you would have found nothing of hardened, or watery,
    • the second embodiment of our Earth, the warmth had already reached such
    • Moon condition showed a watery stage of our substances in its earlier
    • today is to be clearly conscious that at every later stage of evolution
    • the earlier must in a certain way be recapitulated. So when we look
    • back at the evolution of our Earth itself we have at the beginning a
    • began the present embodiment of our Earth evolution. As our Earth came
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    • on the Earth in contrast to the Moon consciousness. The group
    • The Moon as planet of wisdom, the Earth as planet of love. On
    • Jupiter love will have became nature as wisdom has on the Earth.
    • great Sacrifice of the Earth. The Spirits of Wisdom and Yahve, the
    • later stage, how, for instance, on our Earth a Saturn stage, a Sun,
    • a Moon stage gradually emerges and only then our earthly condition fully
    • earlier lectures it has been stated that on Saturn the first physical
    • a nervous system and on our Earth all this was recapitulated. But how
    • the first to appear on Earth was the first rudiments of the blood-system,
    • Earth would be a kind of warmth-system which formed the rudiments of
    • the successive conditions of Saturn, Sun, Moon have appeared and these
    • conditions are then recapitulated on the Earth, it is strange that the
    • senses-system is not the first to re-appear, then a glandular system,
    • would conclude that in an automatic way first the Earth would recapitulate
    • and with the Earth the blood was added. If one follows up the occult
    • facts further, then one finds that actually on the Earth first a kind
    • of blood-system appears, then a glandular system, a nervous system,
    • and only then arises what appears as the senses-system in the form suited
    • to Earth-conditions. Thus if one speaks of recapitulations, according
    • has been shown in earlier lectures and what was shown in the last springs
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    • the planetary forerunner of our Earth, had already attained human consciousness
    • say — as we can often hear today — “Well, why do we
    • of the physical body such as eyes, ears, and so on. Hence they do not
    • perceive as a hollow the space filled up here on earth by a mineral.
    • bear a certain relationship to each other; there are those who lead
    • during the rest of his earth existence? It is something of which we
    • on his other members as well, but the essential task of earthly existence
    • developed it already, they had developed it when Earth-existence began,
    • the earth and during his stay in Devachan he shares in work upon the
    • earth's surface. We are aware of the fact that the ground on which we
    • stand today looked quite different a few centuries ago; the earth is
    • continually transformed. At the time when Christ Jesus walked upon earth
    • Thus the face of the earth is continuously changed. Just as men labor
    • they work with those forces which transform the physiognomy of the Earth
    • to the transformation of the Earth, but he cannot do it without guidance.
    • who guide man's work of transforming the earth with the forces of Devachan,
    • evolution of the earth as it corresponds to them, these spiritual Beings
    • are the Angels. On the stones, on the solid earthly crust they cannot
    • reaches down to the plant kingdom which the earth bears. There they
    • the harmony between the human individual and the course of earthly evolution
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    • beings of earlier stages of evolution; Salamanders are cut off
    • Thus an appeal is made to your heart, your feeling nature, and not to
    • your theoretical knowledge. What the heart and feelings have absorbed
    • our Earth evolution which is played today by man. We have seen that
    • before our Earth entered on its present stage, it was what we have become
    • We have learnt that beings
    • their human stage on the old Sun, and we have further learnt that the
    • earth, especially places little touched by living growths, places, for
    • the earth is laid open they appear to burst asunder. The important point
    • of time the ego has slowly and gradually learnt — although unconsciously
    • of work? Because in his earthly development he has worked upon his astral
    • matter. I beg you to grasp clearly what is meant by that. If one tries
    • mass and develop in the gruesome way I described earlier. The process
    • when the outer pressure is removed, when the earth is dug away, is in
    • a physical body only for one who can see through the earth. As far as
    • We do not see through our eyes and hear through our ears to no purpose;
    • could go through and experience and which could bear fruit for the following
    • will appear again in the same form. And if this attitude hardens, then
    • will appear again and again as the same figure.
    • too will appear in an ever progressed form. He however who thrusts the
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    • the meeting of metal and earth, Salamanders through relationships
    • number of abstract theories appear in which a timid reference is made
    • today with physical science. And one day the learned will find themselves
    • of years we find man himself as a being still belonging to a group soul.
    • Human evolution on our Earth is from the group soul nature to the individual
    • around him, not clearly and exactly as in true clairvoyance, but with
    • the experiences which early man had in the super-sensible world in his
    • It does not in the least occur to early peoples to personify in that
    • We must be clear, however,
    • of individuality. At that time man was absolutely clear about his group
    • time. It was because the memory of early mankind was quite different
    • group soul to individual soul has taken place in times lying very near
    • of time in the early Middle Ages. Previously man was still enclosed
    • If you could look back to earlier phases of man's evolution you
    • of early humanity are what man outgrows and the more we advance the
    • point; race will gradually disappear entirely and something else will
    • be the connections of a later age. The human beings of earlier times
    • of group soul, though in quite a different sense from the early group
    • souls. All the earlier group souls were beings who made man unfree.
    • and the more rapidly the earthly planet will be spiritualized.
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    • Moon. Blood system as expression of the ego: Earth. In sleep,
    • impinges on a metal as constantly occurs under the earth, where there
    • elemental beings, into earthly existence. Moreover, in connection with
    • in the regular course of our life, the beings of our earth, the beings
    • Now we must be clear that
    • of this complexity in different lectures. But he will appear more and
    • he may perhaps appear to a naive observation we need only remember that
    • of the earth. We must occupy ourselves a little with these two separated
    • embodiment of our Earth lying in a primeval past which we call the Saturn
    • evolution. We know that then in a second embodiment of our Earth, the
    • that in the present Earth embodiment of our planet he acquired what
    • This physical body which man bears today is actually his oldest part,
    • on the Earth, and is expressed in man's present sense-organs.
    • we know as the nerve organs. And finally on the Earth was added the
    • body itself. We have seen in former lectures that the blood system appeared
    • for the first time in our Earth evolution and we ask: Why does blood
    • this we must be clear that the present human body is not only physical
    • were no minerals in the present earthly sense. Let us remember that
    • knows of no such condition because he thinks that warmth can only appear
    • in lines, in forms, what you learn to know as laws in physics. Externally
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    • Richard Wagner and his relation to art. His attempt to unite Shakespeare
    • But from earlier lectures we know that we also have to do with spiritual
    • to such beings here in his life on earth. According as men here on the
    • earth do this or that in their situation in life, so do they establish
    • and ask ourselves: Can man do something on this earthly planet —
    • would form a clear thought about this bridge.
    • their etheric body into connection with our earthly sphere — an
    • earthly bodily element which we can set up and which forms a bond of
    • our earthly sphere those forms of physical reality with the relationship
    • worlds. In those forms of art expressed in space we have on earth physical
    • here on earth as the bond between the spiritual world and our earth,
    • of with no human soul anywhere near — though it is inhabited,
    • “And, to spirit ears loud ringing,
    • Eye is dazzled, ear astounded,
    • The Unheard no ear may smite.”[1]
    • expresses them through his earthly music, so that in earthly music the
    • sphere harmonies appear like a shadow image. And in as much as the element
    • of these spiritual beings breaks into this earthly sphere, weaves and
    • lives through our earthly sphere, they have the opportunity of plunging
    • appear as the fundamental forces of the poetic art. Thus poetry is the
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    • the findings of spiritual research regarding the life of Jesus before the
    • you will hear it, does not yet exist in a recorded
    • go back to a not so far distant time when countless hearts
    • way than is the case today by the most learned faithful in
    • people, where their hearts are, we have the impression that
    • contemporary learning are involved. Nevertheless, as I have
    • understanding Christ and his appearance on earth. For
    • depend on all the learned disputes of the Middle Ages, the
    • names a spiritual life of the highest order appears before
    • imagine that there are no Gospels from which we can learn
    • find in Plato, whose brilliance really appears as a
    • who were the bearers of early Christianity were able to
    • much simpler Christ thoughts.) The bearers of the Christ
    • Look at the immensely learned Neo-Platonists, who
    • bearers who understood nothing of the essence of
    • Through what did the bearers of the Christ-impulse work
    • the people, and captured their hearts completely. They knew
    • deepest heart strings of their listeners. Simple people
    • from the earth to the vastness of the heavens, as a result
    • could appear in all his animosity towards Christianity
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    • the findings of spiritual research regarding the life of Jesus before the
    • seemed very strange to the others who heard how they
    • who had gained an infinitely wide heart and all-embracing
    • tolerance, a deeply heartfelt understanding of all that is
    • human on earth. They could also express themselves so that
    • they could see into each heart and soul and clarify the
    • Golgotha appeared before their minds' eye. And if we
    • since that time, appeared before his soul as a clairvoyant
    • dream. Above all he learned to see the event, about which
    • mystery of Golgotha appeared before his eyes in a way
    • scientific consciousness appears to clairvoyant vision.
    • well as I can what appears to the soul's vision. I
    • to a kind of darkening of the earth. And one feels, as in
    • difficult meditation appears light-filled. One sees plants
    • life on the earth. And how when the physical glow is
    • night. The appearance of the earth around us is quite
    • when directed towards the moment in earthly evolution which
    • we call the Mystery of Golgotha. And then one learns what
    • the earth's evolution – as it has of course
    • also earlier and later occurred – in contradiction to
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    • the findings of spiritual research regarding the life of Jesus before the
    • point where we must speak of the earthly life of Christ in
    • earthly secrets by using many of the concepts and ideas
    • the Fifth Gospel, in relation to the earthly life of
    • understand the Mystery of Golgotha itself as an earthly
    • birth — that is, the death of Jesus as the earthly
    • birth of Christ. And we must look for his actual earth-life
    • upon human death. And the life of Christ in the earthly
    • see, my dear friends, that in the Christ-Being we have a
    • world in order to prepare for the next life on earth. The
    • earth-sphere — what for the human being is the
    • the Christ-Being made the sacrifice to seek the earth as
    • his heaven. The human being leaves the earth in order —
    • change his place of residence to earth.
    • earth and the human beings on the earth and to consolidate
    • the impulse he gave for further human evolution on earth.
    • did not belong to the earthly sphere. He descended from the
    • over-earthly sphere to the earthly sphere. And what was
    • Christ into the earthly being of Christ.
    • is with human souls on the earth; previously he had not
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    • the findings of spiritual research regarding the life of Jesus before the
    • twelve years old. As you know, it was the time when the I
    • begin with the year in Jesus of Nazareth's life when
    • and eighteenth years. In his soul there was something like
    • his soul. What he heard from the scribes at that time made
    • feeling – already in those young years, mind you
    • the Old Testament. It was always depressing when he heard
    • voice which some believed to hear as coming from the spirit
    • a Carob tree rise from the earth and replant itself a
    • being must be lain in the mouths of men and in the hearts
    • human hearts can apprehend.”
    • young Jesus heard and felt all that, he was receiving
    • scribes such strong answers in his twelfth year, but he
    • could also hear the Bath Kol in his own heart. But it was
    • sixteen, seventeen years old. For the Bath Kol revealed to
    • – in his sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth years
    • clearly when one clairvoyantly absorbs the Akasha Record.
    • Nazareth learned about what was done in those sites when he
    • eighteenth years. And he continued doing so later. He
    • learned to know the souls of the pagans through physical,
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    • the findings of spiritual research regarding the life of Jesus before the
    • twenty-first year. From what I was able to relate, you will
    • twenty-nine years old, and which I described yesterday?
    • have a feeling for what lived in his soul from hearing
    • years through the consolidation of both families. An
    • in his twelfth year a tremendous revolution took place in
    • his twelfth year. And now he often had the feeling: Oh, how
    • twelfth year! He thought about how infinitely warm his
    • heart felt then. As a boy he had been detached from the
    • disposition for worldly learning. He showed little interest
    • in any usual way before his twelfth year. He was
    • kind-hearted, had a deep understanding of what is human,
    • from his soul when he was twelve years of age. And now he
    • his twelfth year he had suddenly become adept at Hebrew
    • twenty-fourth years he had been in contact with the
    • years of age, where he learned an occult teaching and knew
    • knew that he had only learned what humanity had accumulated
    • back on how, before that twelfth year, he felt united with
    • heart and closely uniting him with the other strengths of
    • year. At first he never spoke to her about the inner
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
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    • in a kind of picture language — the deepest secrets of earthly
    • said that simply hearing and reading the results of anthroposophical
    • research can gradually transform the human soul and awakin in us the
    • taking place in our time. Our task as human beings is to learn to read
    • his own spiritual-scientific research, shows how the human soul as
    • conflagrations that await humanity in the near and distant future.
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • seeing and to hearing seems to be diminishing rapidly. Human beings
    • pictures appears today in a distorted form, it nevertheless indicates
    • awakened consciousness not only what appears to the physical senses
    • although it seems clear that it contains mysteries concerning the past
    • that it became clear to all members that Rudolf Steiner's spiritual
    • of mysteries that must be grasped soon if humankind's earthly and
    • doors for an understanding of the final years of the twentieth century.
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    • the next sixty years eventually led him to imprisonment on the island
    • past the Apocalypse has sometimes been used to inspire fear and to motivate
    • misuse. Fear is a tool of the adversary powers, not of Christ and his
    • that is, a kind of picture language, the deepest secrets of earthly
    • and the work of Rudolf Steiner, who said that simply hearing and reading
    • the results of anthroposophical research can gradually transform the
    • sure what to do with the book. Its source is non-earthly. It is prophecy,
    • things, descriptions of the evolution of the earth including its future.
    • contains what is probably the earliest mention of Christ's reappearance
    • to the year 1933 for the appearance of Christ in the etheric, an event
    • But the year 1933 appears
    • to grasp the etheric event of Christ's reappearance, it is necessary
    • up” in 1933. Steiner considered the simultaneous appearance of
    • aspect of the year became apparent: the renewal on a wide scale of Paul's
    • epoch, which would place it three to four thousand years from the present.
    • expect an intensification of his influence around the year 1998. Sorat's
    • the early part of the third millennium. For a complete discussion of
    • the nature and timing of these events, as well as a clear distinction
    • articles by Hans-Werner Schroeder which appeared in the Newsletter of
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • promulgated for all to hear. But there was a deeper teaching. It is
    • of humanity, and when its perspective expands over millions of years
    • forward to a future when humanity will have become divine. The earth
    • for our evolution. Nothing appears on the physical plane that was not
    • astral plane wherein the earth forms the center point of the planets
    • How will Christianity appear in the sixth epoch? There was a harmonious
    • led down to earth by immeasurable rivers of life that flow through space.
    • the human being on the earth, has for a certain time taken the place
    • the Atlantean continent. The condition of the earth that will then appear
    • from us in preceding ages when our being was still united with the earth,
    • people live. The future resides in the hearts of men and women. The
    • on our forehead, on our body, and even on the face of the earth. Humanity
    • into good the evil that will appear in its full strength in the sixth
    • earth will lead it back through the former phases of its development
    • in reversed order. First the earth will unite with the moon, then a
    • will occur. The reuniting of the moon with the earth will coincide with
    • a high tide of evil on the earth. In contrast to this, the union of
    • the earth with the sun will mark the beginning of blessed happiness,
    • Human beings will bear
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    • promulgated for all to hear. But there was a deeper teaching. It is
    • of humanity, and when its perspective expands over millions of years
    • forward to a future when humanity will have become divine. The earth
    • for our evolution. Nothing appears on the physical plane that was not
    • astral plane wherein the earth forms the center point of the planets
    • How will Christianity appear in the sixth epoch? There was a harmonious
    • led down to earth by immeasurable rivers of life that flow through space.
    • the human being on the earth, has for a certain time taken the place
    • the Atlantean continent. The condition of the earth that will then appear
    • from us in preceding ages when our being was still united with the earth,
    • people live. The future resides in the hearts of men and women. The
    • on our forehead, on our body, and even on the face of the earth. Humanity
    • into good the evil that will appear in its full strength in the sixth
    • earth will lead it back through the former phases of its development
    • in reversed order. First the earth will unite with the moon, then a
    • will occur. The reuniting of the moon with the earth will coincide with
    • a high tide of evil on the earth. In contrast to this, the union of
    • the earth with the sun will mark the beginning of blessed happiness,
    • Human beings will bear
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    • that express the appearance of the eternal spirit of the world. John,
    • riders; with the opening of the fifth seal the martyrs appear. These
    • spirit. The opening of the sixth seal is followed by a horrible earthquake.
    • on the earth. “Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from
    • 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, \
    • John must eat the secret of this book. Then a woman appears dressed with
    • Then a beast appeared
    • with two horns like a lamb, a beast that will appear in the future.
    • “Then I saw another beast which rose out of the earth; it had
    • 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. \
    • 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, \
    • 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. \
    • to explain it. The year 1000 A.D. was often
    • the beast's appearance. The later the era the more senseless the
    • it. There were wars after the appearance of Christianity. John could
    • then symbolize the martyrs. Earthquakes such as John described with
    • cross for the commentators. They had heard a rumor concerning the way
    • God sent out into all the earth.”
    • earth. These have an influence on human life. The lamb, Christ, contains
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    • content in records from earlier times. What is important with Christ is
    • they were permitted to learn the teachings that can now be found in
    • fall asleep at night. External sense impressions disappeared. When we
    • of sight and sound have disappeared, but with those being initiated
    • a new world appeared. They were surrounded by a new world, a world of
    • experiences in the night appeared to them. The darkness was permeated
    • the music of the spheres. What had merely been seen earlier began to be
    • heard; it was a pure, spiritual music. External music is only a shadow-like
    • reflection of the sounds of the spheres the seer hears, the seer who
    • characteristics appear wherever the lives of the great apostles of
    • heroes. Why is this? Superficial researchers have believed that one
    • were similar everywhere, one heard a spiritual description of the life
    • had experienced earlier in the etheric body what Christ experienced
    • we see most clearly that feature that
    • on earth; that shows he was an initiate. The meaning of the story, that
    • Siegfried had already experienced union with the Valkyries here on earth,
    • earth, dies, goes through an astral condition, through devachan, and
    • on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his
    • (who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earRev. 1:5,6)
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    • of Theosophy be if they did not enter into every fiber of our hearts and
    • if we are united with the spirit who left her earthly sheaths behind
    • critical eyes have disappeared, so too will all these things fall away
    • Let us learn to regard
    • errors belong to their karma; their deeds concern humanity. Let us learn
    • This year's White
    • on the other days of the year as we send out our thoughts as rays of light,
    • world saying: It doesn't matter if people tear me apart, I must present
    • a great sign appeared in heaven ...”
    • are places on the earth where, through religious exercises, the main
    • clear about this if we realize that the physical body must be evermore
    • If we think of the numbers being heard by the ear of the spirit, then
    • II, — the sound of the moon; III, the sound of the earth —
    • the earth, sun, and moon sound together in our astral body. But what
    • body sounds right then we can hear the seven tones of the stars through
    • that the seven stars appear” is said to the Ephesians, because
    • an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who
    • (He that hath an earRev. 2:17)
    • of the etheric body is clearly expressed.
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    • plane. It has become clear to us that human beings who raise themselves
    • the seer hears for the first time what the Pythagorean school characterized
    • What are these numbers compared with what our ears hear when they hear
    • spiritual ear has been opened, when it hears the sounds that make the
    • wave movement or hears what is expressed in such wave movement. The
    • here. What is found today on a higher plane will appear in the future
    • of your own physical world in the near future. The present, today, in
    • You have heard that the
    • Apocalypse speaks of very bad conditions of our earth, devastating
    • conditions that devastate the earth. Human beings will be in a moral state
    • the letters as directed to the seven communities of our earth.
    • If we divide the earth
    • another aspect in another. Think of these regions spread over the earth.
    • our souls must learn the lesson of each individual region. The seven
    • read: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to
    • (He that hath an earRev. 2:17)
    • That is clearly stated; and with
    • the human being first learned how to inhale; in Hebrew that is connected
    • rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • survey the centuries of Christian development, we see, even in the earlier
    • ages, a dawning materialistic interpretation brought to bear on this
    • Apocalypse certain events in the evolution of the earth and humanity,
    • then went on to include earthquakes, swarms of locusts, and so forth,
    • at that time. That is what is called “objective research”;
    • Christ, the appearance of Christ. It is something similar to Paul's
    • all of this entered into the hearts of humankind at that time. Paul
    • had heard about all that is described in the Gospels. Paul knew exactly
    • earlier through external means, through the power of the elements, and
    • all ages, mysteries and initiates. Let us bear in mind the fundamental
    • kingdom; and finally with an I or I-bearer. Standing before us, the
    • body, the following steps were undertaken with the student in earlier
    • the people that the Messiah would appear, that the Messiah would come
    • Old Testament initiation. This was the crowning through the appearance
    • of Christ. What the Old Testament initiates always experienced appeared
    • that he had died and yet still lived, now united with earthly existence
    • physical form. For this reason Paul knew that what appeared to him before
    • other hand, can be experienced in the sounds heard in the harmony of
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    • research of our day knows only the last faint echoes. Then we go further
    • the spiritual researcher.
    • fell asleep at night, the external picture disappeared for them but they
    • the physical earth and beyond to spiritual realities. Present-day science
    • limits itself to the three kingdoms that do not go beyond the earth.
    • beyond the earth, even up to the region of the stars.
    • sun initiate to a colony near present-day Ireland; later they were led
    • epoch. Living in the Near East in the sixth century before Christ's
    • had appeared successively was still maintained in the ancient Hebrew
    • the evolution of the earth through the planetary states. These teachings
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    • back we go the less people appear as individuals. If we go far back
    • We find in early Atlantean
    • similar in appearance. They broke down into groups of striking similarity.
    • only became a real earthly human being through a process of hardening.
    • the earth below. The bull people at that time had developed their digestive
    • system the most; the lion people their heart and blood circulation ... [gap
    • is what appears with initiation in the astral world. What then presents
    • of the earth that have developed this egotism to the greatest extent.
    • on the surface of the earth because a connection exists between the
    • earth's productive powers. The Nordic myth of the Twilight of the Gods
    • consciousness of self. We will then have learned, in these seven cultures
    • we see these four group souls appearing again. The lamb will stand in
    • led into strife those who have not heard the call of the master of wisdom
    • time learned to see matter as an illusion. But all around there were
    • the earth will become devastated and only the soul will remain alive,
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    • for granted, much that, today, could appear to ordinary consciousness
    • Those who hear this admonishment will easily find their way back into
    • the earth's fields should be like a cultivation of the physical body
    • the great Zarathustra admonished the people to work with the earth but
    • So the writer of the Apocalypse had to say: “Have no fear ... Some
    • (FearRev. 2:10)
    • must descend into various incarnations on the earth where they live
    • their lives in physical, sensible bodies. Every life on earth is followed
    • entirely different from earlier incarnations. As the soul ascends from
    • life on earth. During the ancient Indian age human beings were still
    • on earth than a king in the kingdom of shadows.”
    • the blood flowed from the wounds of the redeemer, Christ appeared in the
    • longer and they would be captured, united with the gravity of earth.
    • placed on the formation of wisdom through the word; wisdom appeared then
    • in their hearts. It was written on the altar of the tabernacle. Therefore,
    • (He that hath an earRev. 2:17)
    • Those who received the I learned through
    • the earth, human beings are to learn not to disdain the earth like the
    • ascetics, but to recognize that this earth has something to give them.
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    • human beings came to full consciousness of their earthly I, when they
    • had fully entered into the physical world, there appears, among other
    • death. This first appears only in ancient Rome, not yet in Greece. Greece
    • anchored on the earth. Only gradually did the feeling arise that the
    • when Io, who has become insane, appears to Prometheus.
    • fourth epoch, could no longer appear in normal states of consciousness
    • not yet exist in the earliest times of our culture. Only gradually
    • research the external world independently. For this reason something
    • than doubt concerning what he had learned of Greek and Roman science. Then
    • Thus we see how the split appears between faith and knowledge. Augustine
    • appearing again, but illuminated by the principle of Christ. In our time
    • Egyptians knew we now see appearing in a physical form. In the past
    • had been in a position to observe the earth through millennia then,
    • it would have appeared that the entire aura of the earth suddenly changed
    • time the elemental spirit of the earth. Christ expressed this when,
    • earth we would have to see members of the spirit of Christ in everything
    • the earth as the expression of Christ.
    • Zarathustra will appear again in a new form in the sixth age. Finally,
    • there may be only the smallest of groups present to hear the reenlivened
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • When we speak of the earth we mean, of course, all of the spiritual
    • beings that belong to it. At the beginning of our evolution the earth
    • science speaks of a large ancient earth, from which the other heavenly
    • body called Saturn that reached far out beyond the present earth and
    • world. That is what we today must clearly feel as the first epoch of
    • our earth evolution.
    • when the earth had shed old Saturn but the sun, moon, and earth remained
    • sun came forth at that time from within the earth. Everything came from
    • within outward. Only after the sun had separated from the earth did
    • the Lemurian age, when the moon leaves the earth and the beings of the
    • moon work into the earth from outside it. It would be impossible to
    • think of the carpet of vegetation covering the earth without the forces
    • had remained within the earth, then the earth would have become so rigid
    • because the moon was separated from the earth could the earth be placed
    • between the sun and the moon. Otherwise the earth, solely under the
    • is already outside the earth.
    • on a grand scale during the evolution of the earth (old Saturn, old
    • the warmth body of the earth; and we see how the ancient Indians felt
    • airlike bodies. The sun had separated from the earth and now worked from
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    • Ancient Revelation and Learning How to Ask Modern Questions,
    • as Sem appeared, with his aura, like an ordinary man whose etheric body
    • learn the language of the Hottentots in order to make themselves understood
    • three years in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus was such a highly
    • thirtieth year of his life in order to enter the spiritual world just
    • as the dove appeared over his head. The three highly developed bodies,
    • walked on the earth bearing such a copy within themselves. Columba,
    • research only begins when there are questions. The souls that are
    • today has been researched directly in higher worlds with spiritual eyes
    • these or those have believed this or that, but because it was researched.
    • to their hearts should come to it. We should not use propaganda and
    • power of judgment. It is proclaimed to those who bear within themselves
    • a particular people or place. Those who hear the call of spiritual wisdom
    • Christ and the Spiritual World and the Search for the Holy Grail
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    • Toward the end of Atlantis the air was cleared of thick watery masses.
    • Only then could human beings become the creatures of air and earth that
    • 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. \
    • 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: \
    • 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. \
    • 9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. \
    • for the beings on the earth to pass through their stages of evolution
    • at very different times. If a portion of humanity in the early stages
    • a hardened, dense condition too early. What the human being carries
    • can hide them in our heart. The lowest instincts of the human being
    • forces in the earlier times of Lemuria. The apes represent, so to speak,
    • feel pain; this shows us the bearer of feelings, the astral body. Earlier,
    • or in a specific climate be decisive for external appearances. There
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    • we can write into our souls what will later appear in the human
    • But he distinguishes clearly the first four ages. Every time a seal
    • is opened one of the four horses with its rider appears to him.
    • experienced since the time of ancient India will appear again after
    • age will reappear
    • first. Back then everything in the physical world appeared to the human
    • of this Indian age appears to the writer of the Apocalypse in the picture
    • Indian that the external world, material culture, appears as yet untouched
    • Like a conqueror he has earned the right, after the war of all against
    • in the second seal as the red rider. Here the soul no longer appears
    • as a picture of the human being in this age. He appears to us as one
    • no longer appears in a white garment. Once again he takes peace away
    • from the earth; once again he shows himself with a sword in the battle
    • learned to count and to calculate. The human being continued to descend
    • the fruit of this third age appears as the black horse and the rider
    • weighed. In this way, what will appear as the fruit of our seven cultures
    • after the war of all against all appears symbolically to the writer
    • Greek sculpture and architecture appear to us in comparison to Egyptian
    • most beautiful age of the kingdom of earth. But for the souls themselves
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    • appear in white garments, that the sixth age is characterized by the
    • earth's enduring great tremors and earthquakes as the result of
    • just as the angels or angeloi underwent their human stage in earlier
    • to work with magic from the periphery of the earth out of the realm of
    • matter below. He sees this very clearly the moment the seventh seal
    • of seven ages. Here the writer of the Apocalypse sees devachan and hears
    • will look down upon the earth itself as it becomes increasingly material;
    • In the Lemurian age the earth still existed entirely within the element
    • separated from the earth. The human being, together with the earth,
    • will have advanced to the time when the sun again unites with the earth.
    • The earth will pass over into what is called an astral state. Human
    • of the earth and then be united with the sun. The portion of the earth
    • 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. \
    • 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. \
    • 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. \
    • 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. \
    • 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. \
    • 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. \
    • 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. \
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    • seen that the earth will again be spiritualized, that human beings can
    • in this spiritual earth. First, everything must pass over into an astral
    • into a state of the earth united again with the sun.
    • through their human state on every incarnation of the earth: the angels
    • earth. They were higher than the human being but, at that time, had
    • evolution with the earth and remained behind.
    • occurred before the middle of the earth's evolution. Those beings
    • earth's evolution, merely represent a hindrance, not a sacrifice.
    • into the miraculous structure of the physical heart, or the brain that
    • again united with the earth, then human beings — through the fact
    • not go on to the Sun remain in their original condition. They then appear
    • snake and it emerges as the first dragon. Therefore, when the earth
    • enters the sun, a dragon appears. But there are yet other beings left
    • appears in heaven because he comes from higher worlds; the second
    • 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. \
    • 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. \
    • 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. \
    • 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. \
    • 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. \
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    • reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to
    • have to speak for years. In these lectures we can only give a kind of
    • worked on human beings in a special way. The whole epoch of earth evolution
    • being fit to be a proper bearer of the I. Even at the end of Atlantean
    • be a perfect bearer of the I. For this reason the ancient Indians longed
    • transformed to the point that it could be a bearer of an I, but this
    • of our earth evolution, manas is gradually being formed and slipped
    • angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, ‘Do
    • not harn the earth or the sea or the trees, till we have sealed the
    • servants of our God upon their foreheads.’ And I heard the number
    • (7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earRev. 7:2–5)
    • to his disciples, we would be able to hear what is spoken to us today.
    • seal is broken the “people of twelve” will appear.
    • in the sixth age. In this sixth age the earth will have repeated the
    • Saturn, Sun, and Moon stages, as well as the earth condition itself and
    • Jupiter-Earth. On Venus-Earth the earth will finally have the five rounds
    • themselves to be immature in the age of Venus-Earth, who have placed
    • on a special sphere of earth while the other seven proceed downward
    • the earth will be spiritualized in the New Jerusalem. There will be
    • The heart muscle is
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    • into all that these souls bring to expression in earthly life. I have pointed
    • nearer to the Mystery of Golgotha than they had previously been able to do.
    • gathered together at a place that lay near to the ancient Temple of Solomon
    • their blood, as the representative of that which distinguishes earthly Man,
    • this — their blood belonged to nothing else on earth than to Christ
    • were ready to endure in order to establish more firmly in earth existence the
    • take its place in the whole stream of cosmic and earthly forces, then
    • purpose and will of existence, we must also learn to understand how the most
    • Templars, succeeding humanity would not have been able to bear it. The speed
    • impulses which appeared among mankind from the 15th to the 19th century.
    • before the year 1312 — Wolfram von Eschenbach composed his poem
    • still from the earth — became in succeeding centuries for many others
    • mysterious connections between the life on earth and the spiritual life,
    • clearly that into the soul of Goethe on earth there followed from the
    • human beings, as we live on earth, it is only in our physical body that we
    • live a life connected with the earth. The body that is woven of light and
    • body — partakes not only in the life of earth, but in the life of the
    • forces and physical substances of earth.
    • spiritually, it is different. Human beings here on earth only provide the
    • spaces of the cosmos may be able to sink down to earth. This ether organism
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    • into all that these souls bring to expression in earthly life. I have pointed
    • nearer to the Mystery of Golgotha than they had previously been able to do.
    • gathered together at a place that lay near to the ancient Temple of Solomon
    • their blood, as the representative of that which distinguishes earthly Man,
    • this — their blood belonged to nothing else on earth than to Christ
    • were ready to endure in order to establish more firmly in earth existence the
    • take its place in the whole stream of cosmic and earthly forces, then
    • purpose and will of existence, we must also learn to understand how the most
    • Templars, succeeding humanity would not have been able to bear it. The speed
    • impulses which appeared among mankind from the 15th to the 19th century.
    • before the year 1312 — Wolfram von Eschenbach composed his poem
    • still from the earth — became in succeeding centuries for many others
    • mysterious connections between the life on earth and the spiritual life,
    • clearly that into the soul of Goethe on earth there followed from the
    • human beings, as we live on earth, it is only in our physical body that we
    • live a life connected with the earth. The body that is woven of light and
    • body — partakes not only in the life of earth, but in the life of the
    • forces and physical substances of earth.
    • spiritually, it is different. Human beings here on earth only provide the
    • spaces of the cosmos may be able to sink down to earth. This ether organism
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    • what he appears to be in everyday life, whether it be oneself or
    • to say, “We must learn to know, it is our duty to learn to
    • especially the earlier ones — for much that is to find
    • separately. On the contrary, only after having heard the concluding
    • a study, of Man, that is to be presented here. At first he appears
    • deal which science has added through research. Therefore, when
    • If we bear in mind
    • in him (or may perhaps have learned from some sort of popular
    • which we can clearly distinguish, consists of everything that is to
    • stated from out of the depths of super-sensible research regarding the
    • already pointed out more than a hundred years ago by thoughtful
    • the fact that the skull-bones bear certain resemblances of form to
    • early in his reflections by the fact that when one imagines a single
    • there may appear through such a reshaping of the vertebrae the bones
    • (Later on, it will become clear how this matter is to be considered
    • man; for they must first, at an earlier stage, have formed the
    • and in the lower animals, where it first appears, you will find an
    • conclusion, showing less and less clearly that formation which it
    • continues its natural evolution rearward, is here hastening toward a
    • For, when dream-pictures emerge in our soul they do not appear as
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    • learn to know the transitory, the perishable. But we shall also see
    • another, and compare them, first, outwardly, with what we learned
    • structure the heart, which we readily experience as a sort of central
    • intended to take in the substances of our external, earthly world and
    • human organism and having the heart as the central point of all its
    • work. We know also that, going out from the heart, those
    • organism, and then is carried back to the heart by means of other
    • our life, is conducted from the heart into the lungs; that it there
    • again to the heart, to go its way afresh throughout the whole human
    • organism, namely, the blood-and-heart system. Let us, moreover, keep
    • the heart and then goes out again from the heart as red blood, to be
    • recall that the human heart is an organ which, properly speaking,
    • And here, to begin with, one thing is clear: after the blood has
    • the entire remainder of the organism. Now, let us bear in mind that
    • right auricle of the heart; and that from there it flows into the
    • subsidiary stream branches out from the aorta very near the heart;
    • it is of extraordinary importance for us to bear this fact in mind.
    • change, and in their own way send this blood back to the heart
    • transformed, just as the blood is sent back to the heart transformed
    • tissue, has the appearance of little white granules.
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    • which will then appear to us as its deeper foundations.
    • human being learns, through advanced power of observation, to know
    • disappear also. We then begin to live in a spiritual world above us,
    • liver, gall-bladder, spleen. They do not, like the eye or the ear,
    • understand clearly, that something else very definite must happen to
    • may say, and consider to some extent the earlier mystics.
    • These earlier
    • disappeared more and more and that, in place of these egoistic
    • qualities, selfless, altruistic feelings have appeared; that he has
    • within him. It is indeed, something quite different that appears. Now
    • clairvoyance, his inner world appears before him. Just as the
    • nerves. What we may learn to know in anatomy, in the usual
    • cord, these organs appear in Maya, in external illusion, because the
    • becomes particularly clear, which may serve us chiefly as an example
    • really appears to inner observation as if it did not consist of an
    • this spleen is observed inwardly, on the other hand, it appears above
    • the spleen lies near the human nutritive apparatus, and has something
    • occultists, anything whatever can be substantiated by showing clearly
    • Saturn, and can make itself independent by tearing itself loose, as
    • come nearer, although we are not yet really near as we shall see
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    • contradiction might well appear as a result of the reflection that it
    • objection gradually disappears of itself. I shall, however, to-day
    • this is one of those objections that disappear of themselves when one
    • may certainly appear as if all that is necessary is for the external
    • of being received into that organic system which is the bearer, the
    • There appears thus
    • it. Upward as far as the heart there work the transformed nutritive
    • the heart; inward to the heart, inasmuch as the blood flows through
    • the outer world. We have in the heart, therefore, that organ
    • directions. The whole inner organism of man is joined to the heart on
    • connected directly through the heart with the rhythm, the inner vital
    • that the blood streams through the heart, are able in the blood to
    • but rather, as we shall more and more learn to know, the essential
    • through the heart is, indeed, brought about. It is brought about
    • apparatus (in which we must include the organs we have learned to
    • central point, the heart, as placed in the middle of the organism
    • have adjoining this system of blood and heart, on the one side the
    • the heart, together with the blood-system belonging to it, as by far
    • the activities here referred to, occult knowledge sees in the heart
    • as existing between the heart and lungs and kidneys respectively,
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    • organ. From this we already see, and I beg you most earnestly to
    • force-system. Now if we bear in mind that, in the actual human
    • Anyone who had never heard anything about the reality of air in a
    • nutrition, which appears to be a power of attraction in the different
    • Now we must bear
    • clearly in mind that man's ether-body, the super-sensible member
    • of the human organisation nearest to the physical body, is the
    • organism, which we may look upon as the nearest prototype of the
    • the blood has been sent out of the heart and through the lungs in
    • way can we be clear as to the significance of a process of excretion.
    • that the crudest form of this resistance were to appear in the human
    • Here we must be clear
    • who then sees him again after perhaps ten years. Especially is this
    • true if, during these ten years, this man has gone through profound
    • mankind as one comes to see clearly that there are different capacities
    • else will become quite clear to you. A materialistic thinker, for instance,
    • at a point where the worst kind of errors appear, on this side and that,
    • will becom clear to us that we shall have further need for this concept
    • however, about which we must be clear: that not only within the human
    • processes back, so to speak. You have now heard something more in
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    • skin. In other words, we must understand clearly that the human
    • gives itself the exact outline of form which appears in the contours
    • we have seen that the whole man, in his appearance as earth-man, has
    • just as he perceives light and sound through the eye and the ear.
    • has meaning within our earth-existence only if, as an entire
    • other kind of earth-being whatever. We may say then that, when once
    • are other beings on the earth which seem to have a certain kinship
    • human ego. In their case it is obvious that what appears similar in
    • purely external fact that, underlying such experiences as fear or
    • recognisable in their effect upon the blood. With the feeling of fear
    • itself. In the case of feelings of fear and anxiety, where a man
    • the case of shame and fear, we must say, with regard to the nerve-
    • that we should be clear as regards the following: in what we have
    • method of observation we used earlier in connection with the nervous
    • then becomes clear that this sort of nutritive process which is
    • which bears a similar relation to the process of nourishment in the
    • Just as the brain appeared to us to be the older organ, and the
    • spinal cord the younger, and the brain appeared to be a metamorphosed
    • firmer, self-solidifying process of nourishment which appears in the
    • conception, namely, that what to-day appears before us as the bony
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    • instance, that in man the circulation of the blood bears an intimate
    • especially clear that something within it is shielded from the
    • occult observations. If I could hold lectures for half a year,
    • present-day findings, for what may be learned in the sphere of
    • it for granted that these statements as to results of occult research
    • human organism. When we gradually learn to know that these are facts
    • the liver and spleen, the heart and lungs, etc., we are compelled to
    • clearly in their functions, in the case of some people at any rate,
    • surface, so does much of what goes on in the heart or the other
    • of them. I mean that one need not come anywhere near that borderline
    • flowering of man's organisation. We must see clearly that all
    • man's conscious soul-life? If, on the one hand, it is clear to
    • astral body; for the astral body is the bearer of consciousness. And
    • the reason why the astral body as the bearer of consciousness does
    • therefore, that this inner cosmic system does not appear to be an
    • disposition clearly in mind: the bony system serves as a basic model
    • appears before us within the boundary of its physical form. A
    • appears as a conscious ego, has the blood-system for its instrument;
    • matter clearly from still another point of view. We know that
    • sense-impressions and appears to our consciousness, at first, in the
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    • between the human organisation and the outer world, our