The Great Virtues

The Great Virtues, Golden Blade, 1969 - CoverA Lecture By
Rudolf Steiner
Zürich, January 31, 1915
GA 159

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Schmidt Number: S-3013

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This lecture, Das Geheimnis des Todes, was given in Zürich, January 31, 1915, and is included in Volume 159 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It has been translated from notes unrevised by the lecturer, by an unknown translator with some emendations.

Here, the four Platonic Virtues (described in The Republic) are developed in the direction of that comprehensive picture of man’s threefold being — the head-system, the rhythmic system, and the metabolic and limb system — of which Steiner gave the first full description in 1917, and which is summed up in the Foundation Stone Meditation in 1923.

The lecture has been authorized for the Western hemisphere by, and published here by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

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The Tension Between East and West

The Tension Between East and West - CoverBy Rudolf Steiner

Translation by B. A. Rowley
GA 83

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Given during the East-West Congress of 1922 in Vienna, these challenging lectures lift the veil from modern social and spiritual problems by exploring historical and philosophical paradoxes found in Eastern and Western ways of life. Steiner emphasizes the need to develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to replace uncertain instincts.

The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge; the second half gives the impulse to right action.

Translated by B. A. Rowley, and with a Foreword by Owen Barfield, this volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

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The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala

The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala - CoverA Lecture given by
Rudolf Steiner
Helsingfors, April 9, 1912
GA 136

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Schmidt Number: S-2572

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The following lecture was given by Rudolf Steiner at Helsingfors on the 9th of April, 1912. It is a previously unpublished, typewritten transcription of a lecture that is included in both GA 136 and 158.

In GA 136, it is lecture 7 of 14 in the series entitled, The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature, published in German as, Die Geistige Wesenheiten in den Himmelskoerpern und Naturreichen.

In GA 158, it is the 2nd of 12 lectures in the series, The Human’s Connection with the Elemental World, published in German as, Der Zusammenhang des Menschen mit der Elementarischen Welt. Kalewala. Olaf Asteson. Das russische Volkstum. Die Welt als Ergebnis von Gleichgewichtswirkungen. It has London reference number SL-7.

This lecture was translated from shorthand reports, unrevised by the lecturer, by an unknown translator. And, it was transcribed by an unknown typist! It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

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Four Seasons and the Archangels

Four Seasons and the Archangels - CoverExperience of the Course of the Year in Four Cosmic Imaginations
By Rudolf Steiner

Translated by C. Davy and D.S. Osmond
GA 229

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These lectures contain profound descriptions of the experience of the year in four Cosmic Imaginations. The activities of four mighty Archangels are described: Michael in autumn at Michaelmas, Gabriel in winter at Christmas, Raphael in spring at Easter, and Uriel in summer at St. John’s Tide. These Imaginations provide material for endless meditative study. Included are 5 color plates of Steiner’s blackboard drawings.

These five lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach in October of 1923. The are from the lecture series entitled, The Close Experiencing of the Running of the Year in Four Cosmic Immaginations published in German as, Das Miterleben des Jahreslaufes in Vier Kosmischen Imaginationen. (vol. 229 in the Bibliographic Survey).

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About Horses That Can Count and Calculate (Lectures Section)

In the Lectures Section of the Rudolf Steiner Archive: About Horses That Can Count and Calculate, by Rudolf Steiner.
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