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
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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
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Reincarnation and Immortality

Reincarnation and Immortality -- CoverReincarnation and Immortality

By Rudolf Steiner
Translations by Michael and Elisabeth Tapp and Adam Bittleston
Essay from GA# 34, one lecture from GA# 80
On-line since: 30th September, 2012

The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection with the Western Esoteric Tradition. Their precise, objective presentation are an updating and application of this tradition to the psychic and spiritual requirements of the 20th century.

This is a First English Edition of the lectures and one essay that are in this volume. The translators were, Michael and Elisabeth Tapp, and Adam Bittleston. The first three lectures were edited by Paul M. Allen. These lectures and one essay are from various GA numbers (some of which are unknown or not assigned), and were given at various cities in Europe.

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

Copyright © 1970
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New York

Practical Course for Teachers

Practical Course for TeachersPractical Course for Teachers

By Rudolf Steiner

Translation Authorized by Harry Collison
GA 294

On-line since: 15th September, 2012

Together with Study of Man and Discussions with Teachers these discussions form the basic training material given by Steiner to the teachers of the first Waldorf school. Here are 14 lectures, given at Stuttgart at the founding of the first Waldorf School in August and September of 1919. This is a First Edition, English translation of this important pedagogical Course.
These lectures have also been published in English with the title, Practical Advice to Teachers, and are published in German with the title, Erziehungskunst. Methodisch-didaktisches (vol. 294 in the Bibliographic Survey).
This is a First Edition of the English language volume, and is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA294/English/RSPC1937/PraTea_index.html
Copyright © 1937
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The Effect of Occult Development Upon the Self and the Sheaths of Man (Lectures Section)

The Effect of Occult Development Upon the Self and the Sheaths of Man, by Rudolf SteinerA lecture series by Rudolf Steiner

Translated by Harry Collison
GA 145

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Steiner delineates the almost imperceptible changes that take place in the physical body’s experience of food as a consequence of spiritual development. He goes on to describe how we develop an inner experience of the etheric body and how our judgments, feeling, and willing are transformed. Gradually we are led to a direct perception of the reality of the great legends, notably the Paradise story and the Holy Grail legend.

These 10 lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner in March, 1913 at The Hague. They are a part of the lecture series entitled, What Significance Has Occult Development of the Human for the Sheaths: Physical Body, Etheric Body, Astral Body, and the Self, published in German as, Welche Bedeutung Hat die Okkulte Entwickelung des Menschen Fuer Seine Huellen – Physischen Leib, Aetherleib, Astralleib – Und Sein Selbst? (vol. 145 in the Bibliographic Survey).

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Copyright © 1945
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London