Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Finnish Nation (Lectures Section)

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Finnish Nation A lecture delivered by Rudolf Steiner at Dornach on the 9th of November, 1914, and part of Steiner’s Lectures to Members. From stenographic notes, unrevised by the lecturer. This lecture is from a Cycle of Lectures entitled: “Man’s Connection with the Elemental Worlds. Finland and the ‘Kalevala’”, 9th, 14th and 15th of November, 1914. Lecture 6 of 12 from the volume: The Human’s Connection with the Elemental World The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner containing the original text of the this lecture, among eleven others, is entitled: Der Zusammenhang des Menschen mit der Elementarischen Welt. Kalewala. Olaf Asteson. Das russische Volkstum. Die Welt als Ergebnis von Gleichgewichtswirkungen. (No. 158 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/ConFin_index.html

The Cosmic New Year (Lectures Section)

Five lectures given in Stuttgart, at Christmas and New Years, 1919 – 1920. Subjects covered are: The Three Streams in the Life of Civilization, The Mysteries of Light, of Man, and of the Earth, The Michael Path to Christ. A Christmas Lecture, The Mystery of the Human Will, The Breaking-in of Spiritual Revelations since the Last Third of the Nineteenth Century, Thoughts on New Year’s Eve, The Dogma of Revelation and the Dogma of Experience, The Spiritual Mark of the Present Time, and A New Year Contemplation.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/CosNewYear/CosNew_index.html

Knowledge and Initiation – Cognition of the Christ Through Anthroposophy (Lectures Section)

Steiner describes exercises and aspects of the path to attain exact knowledge of the spiritual worlds. He shows how natural egotism accompanying spiritual development is overcome by the attitude ‘Not I, but Christ in me.’
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/KnowCognit/KnoCog_index.html

Things in Past and Present in the Spirit of Man (Lectures Section)

Twelve lectures given in Dornach, February 13th through May 30th 1916. Also known as: Things of Present and Past in the Spirit of Man. Published in German as: Gegenwaertiges und Vergangenes im Menschengeiste (und erweiterte Inhaltsangaben fuer die naechste Auflage).
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA167/English/TS19xx/ThiPas_index.html

The Social Question and Theosophy

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The Social Question and Theosophy

By Rudolf Steiner
Translation by John Root, Sr.
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There are two translations of this work: “Anthroposophy and the Social Question” (Mercury Press, Spring Valley, N.Y.), and “Spiritual Science and the Social Question” in Reincarnation and Immortality (Rudolf Steiner Publications, Blauvelt, N.Y.). The Fundamental Social Law reads: “In a community of human beings working together, the well-being of the community will be the greater, the less the individual claims for himself the proceeds of the work he has himself done, i.e., the more of these proceeds he makes over to his fellow workers, and the more his own requirements are satisfied, not out of his own work done, but out of work done by the others” (Mercury Press translation).

This public lecture, given on October 26, 1905, was translated from German by John Root, Sr. The lecture stems from when Rudolf Steiner was leader of the German Section of the Theosophical Society. It 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/SQ1157_index.html

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Goethe’s World View (Books Section)

Here, Goethe’s outlook is presented not only as a self-contained system, but also in connection with the ideas of Schiller and Hegel. A certain emphasis on Platonism is made, and its bearing on Goethe and his outlook. Chapters emphasize Goethe’s work, such as the process of metamorphosis, and studies in color.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Books/GA006/English/MP1985/GA006_index.html

The Universe (Lectures Section)

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: The Universe A lecture delivered in Dornach, on October 28th 1921. Authorized translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. Also known as: Forming of Man through Cosmic Influences – 1, Lecture 4 of 11 from the lecture series: Anthroposophy as Cosmosophy, Part Two. Published in German as: Anthroposophie als Kosmosophie. Zweiter Teil. Die Gestaltung des Menschen als Ergebnis kosmischer Wirkungen. Der Mensch in seinem Zusammenhang mit dem Kosmos. Band VII.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Univrs_index.html

The Dedication of an Anthroposophical Group (Lectures Section)

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: The Dedication of an Anthroposophical Group. Lecture by Rudolf Steiner given at Breslau, 25th of June, 1909. Lecture 23 of 23 from the volume: The Principle of Spiritual Economy and its Relation to Questions Concerning Reincarnation. The volume of the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner containing the original text of the this lecture, among twenty-three others, is entitled: Das Prinzip der Spirituellen Oekonomie Im Zusammenhang Mit Wiederverkoeperungsfragen. Ein Aspekt der geistigen Fuehrung der Menschheit. (No. 109 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/DedGrp_index.html

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
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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:

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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