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Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse

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Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse

On-line since: 15th December, 2007

By Rudolf Steiner

GA# 104a
(Paris lecture is GA# 94)

We are daily overwhelmed by pictures of the world situation which reflect mighty spiritual events in our time. Our task is to learn to rightly read these pictures and make judgments about them. This book offers rich opportunities for such practice, or inner schooling, so that we can meet the world situation in full wakefulness.

These lectures, consisting of listener's notes, present Steiner's account of the meaning of the most esoteric book in the Bible.

Themes include: the nature of the third millennium; Sorat and the significance of the number 666; the War of All against All; the Second Coming of Christ; and the true nature of the I and the possible futures open to it — futures that depend upon our actions now.

The illustration on the cover is drawn from these lectures. It represents the occult sign for the Intelligence of the Sun, the Christ, the adversary of Sorat, the Demon of the Sun. Translated by James H. Hindes. Preface by Virginia Sease.

This English Edition is presented here with the permission of the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Copyright © 1993
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 Cover Sheet  
Part One
Lecture One (Munich) April 22, 1907
Lecture Two (Munich) May 01, 1907
Lecture Three (Munich) May 08, 1907
Lecture Four (Munich) May 15, 1907
Part Two
Lecture One (Kristiania) May 09, 1909
Lecture Two (Kristiania) May 10, 1909
Lecture Three (Kristiania) May 11, 1909
Lecture Four (Kristiania) May 13, 1909
Lecture Five (Kristiania) May 14, 1909
Lecture Six (Kristiania) May 15, 1909
Lecture Seven (Kristiania) Ancient Revelations and Learning, How to Ask Modern Questions May 16, 1909
Lecture Eight (Kristiania) May 17, 1909
Lecture Nine (Kristiania) May 18, 1909
Lecture Ten (Kristiania) May 19, 1909
Lecture Eleven (Kristiania) May 20, 1909
Lecture Twelve (Kristiania) May 21, 1909
Appendix: Cosmogony (lecture given in Paris) June 6, 1906
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