I. Soul-and-Spirit in Man's Physical Constitution
The physical organism of man is considered today to consist of more
or less solid-fluid substances; but as well as his solid, physical body,
man has within him as definite organisms, a fluid body, an air-body
and a warmth-body. — The connections of these organisms with the
members of man's whole being and with the different Ethers. —
Thought and Tone; Ego and circulating Blood. — Man in the sleeping
state. — Man's relation to the universal Spirituality. —
Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition. — The circumscribed view of
the human organism prevailing today is unable to build any bridge between
the physical body and the soul-and-spirit.
DECEMBER 17, 1920.
II. The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
Recapitulation of previous lecture. — Connection of the moral
world-order with the physical world-order. — The moral world-order
has no place in the natural scientific thinking of today. — The
positive effect of moral ideals and ideas and the negative effect of
theoretical ideas on the four organisms in man. — The materialistic
conception of the imperishability of matter and energy. — Matter
and energy die away to nullity; but man's moral thinking imbues life
into substance and will. — The natural world dies away in man;
in the realm of the moral a new natural world comes into being; thus
are the moral order and the natural order connected. — Absence
of spirituality in the modern picture of the world which is based on
the Copernican system. — Kepler and Newton. — We need a
spiritual view of the universe. — The sun is not a globe of
burning gas but the reflection of a spiritual reality revealed in the
physical. — The moral power developed by man rays out and is
reflected as the spiritual Sun. — Julian the Apostate. —
The connection of the spiritual Sun with the physical sun is the
DECEMBER 18, 1920.
III. The Path to Freedom and Love and Their Significance in World-Events
Man as a being of Thinking, Action and Feeling. — The connection of
the life of thought with the will. — Pure thinking: irradiation of
the life of thought by will. — This leads to Freedom. —
Irradiation of the life of will by thoughts leads to Love. — The
meaning of the ancient expressions: Semblance, Power, Wisdom. —
To speak of the imperishability of matter and energy annuls Love. —
The significance of Freedom and Love in world-happenings.
DECEMBER 19, 1920.