The Temple Legend

The Temple Legend Freemasonry and Related Occult Movements, by Rudolf Steiner

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The Temple Legend

Freemasonry and Related Occult Movements

By Rudolf Steiner

Translated by John M. WoodGA 93

These lectures form part of the teachings of Steiner’s first Esoteric School, in existence from 1904–1914. Steiner elucidates here the esoteric content of symbolic pictures found in myths, sagas, and legends, focusing particularly on the Temple Legend and the Golden Legend. For modern consciousness, he says, the right effect depends on our permeating the picture language with a conceptual content as a preliminary step to imaginative thinking. Though compiled from incomplete notes, these deeply esoteric lectures form a unique and indispensable part of Steiner’s complete works.

These twenty lectures, translated from the German by John M. Wood, were given in Berlin from May 1904 to January 1906. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner’s works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled: Die Tempellegende und die Goldene Legende als symbolischer Ausdruck vergangener und zukuenftiger Entwickelungsgeheimnisse des Menschen. Aus den inhalten der Esoterischen Schule (vol. 93 in the Bibliographic Survey).

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The Spiritual Guidance of Man (Books Section)

Steiner describes the spiritual potentialities the human being brings with him at birth and shows how in successive world epochs these potentialities have brought to earth, through reincarnation, new impulses and forces out of the cosmic spiritual world.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Books/GA015/English/AP1970/GA015_index.html

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness (Lectures Section)

In the Lectures Section of the Rudolf Steiner Archive: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, by Rudolf Steiner.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/TruGoo_index.html

The Spiritual Hierarchies (Lectures Section)

Ten Lectures by Rudolf Steiner Ph.D., given in Düsseldorf, April, 1909. Published in German as: Geistige Hierarchien und Ihre Widerspiegelung in der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos. These lectures take us into the exalted regions of the spiritual world, illuminating the actions of the spiritual beings in the kingdoms of nature and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA110/English/APC1928/SpiHie_index.html

Riddles of Philosophy (Books Section)

Rudolf Steiner’s Riddles of Philosophy is not a history in the usual sense of the word. It does not give a history of the philosophical systems, nor does it present a number philosophical problems historically. Its real concern touches on something deeper than this, on riddles rather than problems.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Books/GA018/English/AP1973/GA018_index.html

The Bhagavad Gita and the Epistles of St. Paul (Lectures Section)

Five lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Cologne in the Winter of 1912/1913. They were translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, from the German edition published with the title, Die Bhagavad Gita und die Paulusbriefe (Vol. 142 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961). This translation has been authorized for the Western Hemisphere by the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA142/English/AP1971/BhaPau_index.html

Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy (Lectures Section)

In the Lectures Section of the Rudolf Steiner Archive: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy, by Rudolf Steiner.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Polart_index.html

Whitsuntide in the Course of the Year

Whitsuntide in the Course of the Year

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Whitsuntide in the Course of the Year

Schmidt Number: S-3070

By Rudolf Steiner

Translated by Violet E. Watkin
GA 16

This is lecture 1 of 13 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach in 1915. The lecture series containing this lecture is entitled, Art and Practical Questions in the Light of Spiritual Science. It was published in German as, Kunst- und Lebensfragen Im Lichte der Geisteswissenschaft.

It is published here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From GA 162.

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Occult Science and Occult Development (Lectures Section)

These lectures reveal the Christocentric nature of Steiner’s teachings and show the Incarnation of Christ as the pivot of cosmic and human evolution.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/OccSciOccDev/OccOcc_index.html

It Is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit (Lectures Section)

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit Lecture by Rudolf Steiner given at The Hague, 27th of February, 1921. Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man’s Development, and The Science of the Spirit, Education, and the Practical Life. From: Lectures on Spiritual Essence and Its Working Lecture 13 of 18 from the volume: Man’s Responsibility for World Evolution through His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth and with the Stars Above. The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner containing the original text of the this lecture, among seventeen others, is entitled: Der Verantwortung des Menschen Fuer die Weltentwickelung Durch Seinen Geistigen Zusammenhang Mit dem Erdplaneten und der Sternenwelt. Der Mensch in seinem Zusammenhang mit dem Kosmos. (No. 203 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961). This English edition of the following lecture is published by permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/NeSpir_index.html