World History in the light of Anthroposophy

World History in the light of Anthroposophy

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World History in the light of Anthroposophy

and as a Foundation of the Human Spirit

By Rudolf Steiner
Translated by George and Mary Adams, and Dorothy Osmond
GA 233
On-line since: 31st October, 2012

Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold who challenges us to take a step into a new sphere of activity, into the spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas Foundation Meeting, Steiner presents a comprehensive survey of the history of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This prepared and strengthened the founding assembly for his courageous, decisive act of establishing the new mysteries during the Christmas Foundation Meeting.

These nine lectures, translated from the German by George and Mary Adams (the last lecture being translated by Dorothy Osmond), were given in Dornach from December 23rd 1923 to January 1st 1924, during the Foundation Meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner’s works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled: Die Weltgeschichte in Anthroposophischer Beleuchtung und als Grundlage der Erkenntnis des Menschengeistes. (vol. 233 in the Bibliographic Survey).

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. The link for this important lecture series is:

http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA233/English/RSP1977/WldHis_index.html

Copyright © 1977
This e.Text edition is provided with the cooperation of:
The Rudolf Steiner Press

Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age (Books Section)

In the Books Section of the Rudolf Steiner Archive: Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age, by Rudolf Steiner.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Books/GA007/English/GA007_index.html

Architectural Forms

Architectural Forms, a lecture by Rudolf SteinerArchitectural Forms

Considered as the Thoughts of Culture and World-Perception

Schmidt Number: S-3261
By Rudolf Steiner

Translator is unknown
GA 288

On-line since: 23rd October, 2012

Words of RUDOLF STEINER on the Third Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the first Goetheanum at Dornach, 20th September, 1916.

This is the first of 6 lectures in the lecture series, Organic Forms in Architecture, published in German as, Stilformen des Organisch-Lebendigen (vol. 288 in the Bibliographic Survey).

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Copyright © 1925
This e.Text edition is provided through the wonderful work of:
The Rudolf Steiner Publishing Co.
London

The World of the Senses and the World of the Spirit (Lectures Section)

Steiner gives extraordinary details of how the physical senses are in decline and how the spiritual senses are in their beginning. He shows the relationship of the hierarchies and Lucifer to these processes of decline and up-building. These lectures make an important contribution to a real understanding of world evolution.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/WorlSensSpir/WoSeSp_index.html

Nutrition and Health – Two Lectures to Workmen (Lectures Section)

In the Lectures Section of the Rudolf Steiner Archive: Nutrition and Health – Two Lectures to Workmen, by Rudolf Steiner.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/NutHealth/NutHlt_index.html

Goethe’s Secret Revelation

Goethe's Secret Revelation - four lectures by Rudolf SteinerGoethe’s Secret Revelation

By Rudolf Steiner
Translator is unknown
GA 57
On-line since: 15th October, 2012

The theme of Goethe’s Secret Revelation is that the process of initiation is followed by a loss of innocence and a struggle for survival in the pursuit of Truth. The trials and tribulations of everyday life are the proving ground for the Initiate. Eventually, we regain our innocence through consciousness of our Inner Self.

These lectures are the 2nd, 3rd, 13th and 14th in the series entitled, Where and How Does One Find the Spirit? They were published in German as, Wo und Wie Findet Man Den Geist? (vol. 57 in the Bibliographic Survey).

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Copyright © 1980
This e.Text edition is provided through the wonderful work of:
Trismegistus Press
Ferndale Michigan, US

Prophecy — Its Nature and Meaning (Lectures Section)

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: Prophecy — Its Nature and Meaning A lecture given in Berlin, 9th November, 1911. Lecture 3 of 16 from the volume: Human History in the Light of Spiritual Investigation. The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner containing the original text of the this lecture, among sixteen others, is entitled: Menschengeschichte im Lichte der Geistesforschung. (No. 61 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961). Translated by D. S. Osmond from Shorthand reports unrevised by the Lecturer. Published by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung and in agreement with the Rudolf Steiner Publishing Co.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Prophy_index.html

Wahrheit und Wissenschaft (Books Section)

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: Books Wahrheit und Wissenschaft
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Books/GA003/German/GA003_index.html

Prayers for Mothers and Children

Prayers for Mothers and Children, by Rudolf SteinerPrayers for Mothers and Children

By Rudolf Steiner
Translation by Harry Collison
Unknown GA#
On-line since: 8th October, 2012

This collection of special prayers is a wonderful companion for parents and caregivers and will help guide children on their journey to adulthood. It includes verses for every occasion — for parents to recite as the incarnating soul prepares for birth, for the baby after birth, and for children of all ages. Also included are prayers for morning and evening and graces for mealtimes.

This book is a First English Edition, published in 1943. The prayers in this volume offer insight into the greater cosmic relationships in which individuals are immersed before birth, during life, and after death.

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Copyright © 1943
This e.Text edition is provided through the wonderful work of:
The Rudolf Steiner Publishing Co.
London