The Arts and Their Mission (Lectures Section)

Steiner’s extraordinary insights on architecture, sculpture, painting, drama, costuming, music, poetry, eurythmy, and more. “The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct stimulation from the spiritual world. We must become artists, not by developing symbolism or allegory, but by rising, through spiritual knowledge, more and more into the spiritual world.” — from the contents
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA276/English/AP1964/ArtMis_index.html

The Forming of Destiny and Life after Death (Lectures Section)

A Course of Six Lectures (from a shorthand report unrevised by the lecturer), given in Berlin, November through December, 1915.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/FormDest/ForDes_index.html

Spiritual Science and Medicine (Lectures Section)

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: Spiritual Science and Medicine These twenty lectures of Dr. Steiner’s on Spiritual Science and Medicine were given at the request of a number of practicing Doctors in Medicine. Some thirty doctors and students attended.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/SpiSciMed/SpiSci_index.html

The Soul’s Awakening (Mystery Drama) (Books Section)

Includes The Portal of Initiation, The Soul’s Probation, The Guardian of the Threshold, and The Soul’s Awakening. Steiner’s bold attempt to depict in dramatic form the experiences of a group of people and their relationships as they go on a path of spiritual development as well as the supersensible beings who help and hinder them.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Books/GA014/English/APC1925/GA014-4_contents.html

The Earth’s Passage Through Its Former Planetary Conditions (Lectures Section)

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: The Earth’s Passage Through Its Former Planetary Conditions Lecture IX from Theosophy and Rosicrucianism, 14 Lectures by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, delivered from the 16th to the 29th of June 1907. This lecture was delivered at Kassel on the 24th of June, 1907. From greatly abbreviated stenographic notes, unrevised by the lecturer. Lecture 9 of 22 from the volume: Human Development and Cognition of Christ The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner containing the original text of the this lecture, among twenty-two others, is entitled: Menschheitsentwickelung und Christus-Erkenntnis. Theosophie und Rosenkreutzertum. Das Johannes-Evangelium. (No. 100 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/EarPas_index.html

Preparing for the Sixth Epoch (Lectures Section)

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch This lecture was given in Düsseldorf at the opening of Group II, on June 15, 1915. It was originally published in English with the title How Anthroposophical Groups Prepare for the Sixth Epoch, or Three Fundamental Characteristics of the Future Civilization of Mankind. Lecture 13 of 15 from the volume: The Secret of Death The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner containing the original text of the this lecture, among fifteen others, is entitled: Das Geheimnis des Todes. Wesen und Bedeutung Mitteleuropas und die europaeischen Volksgeister. (No. 159 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961).
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/PreSix_index.html

The Renewal of the Social Organism (Books Section)

Culture, politics, economics – these are the three core activities of society. Social health depends on the harmonious interworking of these three activities which, Steiner says, is possible only if they are sufficiently autonomous so each can find its own essential character. In his foreword, Joseph Weizenbaum observes that the framers of the U.S. Constitution understood this, at least in part, when they developed the constitutional doctrine of separation of church and state. These essays cover a range of issues with special attention to money, the division of labor, human motivation, and education. They offer refreshing insights into the nature of modern society as well as guidance for solving today’s pressing social problems.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Books/GA024/English/AP1985/GA024_index.html

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).

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

Copyright © 1985
This e.Text edition is provided with the cooperation of:
The Rudolf Steiner Press

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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