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  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Publisher's Note
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    • essence; also what may be called ‘anthroposophical history,’
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Summary of Contents
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    • intelligence: the horse. The call of the I-Am overcomes
    • the call of the earth's mission and will be there when the slaves
    • etheric is called in occultism “head;” what becomes
    • physically conscious through a member of the etheric body is
    • called “horn.”
    • the great Dragon, is called in Christian-Rosicrucian esotericism:
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Introductory Lecture
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    • call the spiritual or super-sensible world. But just as little
    • from a different one. We call the present consciousness the
    • state which we call the dull picture-consciousness of
    • always find different ones. What to-day we call logical
    • know whence he came, was called the Child of Europe —
    • conditions (call them states of insanity or being carried
    • called the Imaginative Consciousness. It leads man again into
    • once existed historically in a human being on this earth. It
    • good for anyone but the one who utters it. You alone can call
    • yourself “I”; no one else can call you
    • Force, once historically and externally present, through whom
    • Christian times and what we may call inner Christianity
    • to grasp Christianity esoterically. In this way it was
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture I
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    • Mysteries it was prophetically indicated what was to come
    • symptomatically the deeper truth which lies behind in the
    • able to feel such a thing symptomatically feels: That is the
    • Siegfried. Thus even here is symptomatically indicated how
    • appear symbolically to you by the circumstance that eleven
    • outlook, which sees everything physically perceptible as the
    • in writing in the Apocalypse of John, the so-called canonical
    • Christian initiation, others only understood it exoterically;
    • materialistically — “after a thousand years the
    • as Symbol of Antichrist, and the Pope retaliated by calling
    • Revelation of the so-called John is contained that which
    • need only briefly recall what initiation is. We shall,
    • plastically worked into it as ears and eyes. The external
    • sunlight plastically moulded the physical eyes, and the world
    • initiation and the Mysteries. The organs were plastically
    • astral body to have organs plastically moulded into it? It
    • plastically.
    • plastically on the astral body, as at one time external
    • after-effect in the life of the night. What is called
    • called the purification of the astral body, the purification
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  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture II
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    • is described what may be called a Christian initiation. To-day it
    • day this physical body is permeated by the so-called etheric
    • what we call the astral body, which projects on all sides
    • this astral body all that one calls soul-experiences, from
    • times the more we see how, in the so-called Rosicrucian
    • absorbed what we now call Anthroposophy, then he was at last
    • called illumination had come to him, that which had to
    • had he seen? What was he able to call up in a certain sense
    • to see God in Jehovah they called this Divinity
    • as physically condensed when the animals already existed in
    • represented in the second of the so-called seven seals.
    • impossible to go beyond Saturn, namely, that which we call
    • accustomed to call these seven revolutions, these seven
    • are represented symbolically in astral pictures the forces
    • Think of what you do every night. You callously desert your
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture III
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    • last lecture we were able to point out what the specifically
    • out that man progresses step by step, first to what we call
    • to know the seven seals, then to what we call inspired
    • beings, the stage of the so-called vials of wrath. But let us
    • come to an end through what we call the War of All against
    • Let us recall
    • epoch, as it is called in modern science. The engulfing of
    • remember. All that the physical eyes could see was called
    • In the second age of civilization the physically real world,
    • what the gods intend.” To them the physically sensible
    • happen. In this way originated what are called the Sibylline
    • prophetically drawn out in advance according to the sacred
    • personality. Hence in Rome first appears what we call the
    • could be proved in detail. What we now call a testament or
    • sect called the Nicolaitanes, who considered the external
    • the stars and invent geometry. This was called “exploration
    • astral body. This is called the “hidden manna.”
    • transformed into the divine, is called the “hidden
    • called a mask for those who would only have misused it,
    • Middle Ages resorted to drastic measures and called Mercury
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  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture IV
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    • we showed how the Apocalypse of John prophetically points to the
    • prophetically referred to in the Apocalypse — that book
    • which we belong, should consider the words of the so-called
    • Those who hear the voice which calls them to progress will
    • previously tried to follow the call to the spiritual life,
    • body, the several animal forms represent physically. He kept
    • heard the call which from age to age the Christian principle
    • and blessed him, and called his name Adam.” You may then
    • of evil; but that which heard the call, which overcame death,
    • “I Am” and his call are those who have overcome death.
    • must appear for those who have understood to follow the call
    • constructed man. Symbolically the external physical sun and
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture V
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    • are unsealed through the “seven seals” which are symbolically
    • called the old Moon or the Cosmos or Planet of Wisdom, in
    • earlier condition which we call the Sun-planet; that is not
    • our planetary existence which we call Saturn, Sun, Moon and
    • has his seven principles, which we call the Seven Spirits of
    • These are called “Rounds” or “Epochs” of
    • then pass through the human stage are called the Fire
    • which we call the Moon condition. This is the third
    • usually called the Spirits of Twilight or Angels. They also
    • through the purely spiritual condition usually called
    • whom for good reasons we have called the guides of evolution, the
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture VI
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    • called the Kant-Laplace system — should at least be
    • truth in this so-called Kant-Laplace system, although the
    • nebula; only to him who can really investigate historically
    • three members of their being they came out of the so-called
    • Genesis they are called Elohim, Spirits of Light. For a time
    • seen physically condensed. Man had not yet descended, nor yet
    • magically — by his will he could work upon the growth of
    • originate physically. And this is a point where from
    • rainbow; previously it was not physically possible. Here you
    • “I,” he called Jehovah. This God was the
    • same light which later shone down physically from the sun,
    • Apocalypse; in that event which physically looks as if drops
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture VII
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    • so-called waking consciousness. This is now the normal
    • called the spiritual, the heavenly world, and below it what
    • is called the abyss. Man really reaches the line separating
    • does not merely allow it to remain where it works physically,
    • was called Noah; this was an inner man, a spiritual being,
    • Why is Christ called the true Light-bearer? Because through
    • recruited those who really understand the call of the earth
    • and to gather together those who can understand the call to
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture VIII
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    • symbolically and correctly represented in the Apocalypse as
    • prepared in men's souls. The so-called seventh age will
    • scarcely call the first stage a civilization culture.
    • which we call the ancient Lemurian. At this point the present
    • the earth mission. The contrary of divine love is called
    • prophetically described in the Apocalypse of John, and it is
    • what we call the Cosmos of Wisdom, and that was preceded by
    • what we call the Cosmos of Strength, of Power (certainly the
    • symbolically: On the one hand we have earth and on the other
    • is symbolically indicated by what we see in the fourth seal.
    • us symbolically, supported by these forces, permeated by this
    • physically material into the astrally spiritual, when the
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture IX
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    • principles. The first is the so-called physical body; this is
    • were it not permeated by what we call the etheric body or
    • animals, is the so-called astral body, the vehicle of
    • is usually called the soul in main. Finally we have the
    • then the “I” will have developed what we call Spirit Self
    • the astral body, we call sentient-soul. Then during the
    • etheric body and produced what we call intellectual-soul or
    • what one calls the consciousness-soul, that which gave man
    • what one may call working more or less consciously on the
    • it is raised a spiritual body.” Paul calls the etheric or
    • beforehand the incorruptible spiritual body, as he calls it.
    • calls “the last Adam,” while he calls the first man who
    • entered into existence in a physically visible body “the
    • capacity for receiving the Christ. Hence Christ is called by
    • called in the mystery language — which the Apocalyptist
    • is called in the language of the Apocalyptic mysteries
    • physically in man through some part of the etheric body is
    • called a “horn.” Thus in the language of the mysteries a
    • been brought about physically in man through his having
    • lion was the typical group-soul, is called a horn. Thus the
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  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture X
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    • physical plane. We call this a deep trance-consciousness. The
    • during the Atlantean epoch. We call it the
    • dream-picture-consciousness; it might also be called the
    • call the clear day-consciousness or objective-consciousness.
    • the consciousness which we may call the “conscious
    • Initiate not only sees man as he is physically, but shining
    • inspiration. It is called the consciousness of inspiration
    • stage of consciousness which will exist on Vulcan we may call
    • call these seven stages, which must be passed through every
    • at the present time we may certainly call him man, but we
    • call to his aid forces of nature unfamiliar to him. But if
    • of true Spiritual Science this is what would be called black
    • by no means call them kingdoms any longer, the idea
    • is called lower devachan; and before anything descends to
    • life — formerly called Rounds; Rounds are the same as
    • conditions of life. And those now called conditions of form
    • were formerly called globes. The latter expression was
    • called occult wisdom. As long as you build up a scaffolding
    • form you have again seven epochs or so-called root-races,
    • us now recall that we have seven of these conditions out
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  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture XI
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    • energetically exercised. Of course, when the earth has taken
    • able to gather what the relation is between what we call
    • “heads” and what we call “horns”; but
    • physical body are called “horns”? Why does one
    • expression is not merely to be understood symbolically, it is
    • called rounds), each with its seven conditions of form
    • are also called the first three rounds, are behind us, and we
    • figuratively we have grown accustomed to call this epoch the
    • third, the so-called Lemurian human race. The fourth epoch
    • For this reason the dark age will also be called the time
    • when man directs his gaze only to the physically material
    • also a Sun-Demon, the so-called Demon of the Sun, that which
    • in order to conceal this he simply calls the two strokes here
    • two horns. And we call this abuse of the spiritual power
    • magically, they are able to prepare what they possess in the
    • them down into the abyss, is called the countenance of the
    • also called the great dragon. This is represented to the seer
  • Title: Apocalypse of John: Lecture XII
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    • blessed picture of those men who are called in exoteric
    • the one hand we call love and on the other freedom; since to
    • fact. To-day it is what we call black magic into which men
    • beginnings the germs of some-thing one might call black
    • systematically cuts into flesh, and feels satisfaction in it
    • end we must once more recall to mind the elementary truths
    • reflect as logically as he does now with his
    • (if we speak somewhat inexactly) he callously abandons his
    • capacities which are symbolically represented by the building
    • incarnations which in the Apocalypse is called the first
    • evolution. This is the plan which is called the New
    • new light. It will no longer call forth anxiety and
    • If it had not entered in, that which we call the intellect
    • whole drama of Initiation historically. Where then could the

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