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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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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The Threefold Order of the Body Social – Study Series II

The Threefold Order of the Body Social - Study Series II

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The Threefold Order of the Body Social – Study Series II

Two Addresses given by Dr. Steiner at Study Evenings in the Year 1920

By Rudolf Steiner
Translation by Ethel Bowen-Wedgwood
Stuttgart, GA 337 and GA 335

In the social ferment of postwar Europe in 1919, Steiner presented his ideas about reforming the basis of society in three fundamental, autonomous spheres: economic, political/rights, and cultural. For a short time he worked to bring his ideas into practical application but it soon became impossible to bring about a “threefold social order” and he withdrew from the outer work in this area. His ideas have been worked with over the decades since that time and have proved to be just as valid today as they were then.

In this second volume are presented two addresses given by Dr. Steiner at study evenings in the year 1920. The first lecture, given on September 15th, is from GA 335, and the second lecture is from GA 337.

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The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)

The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)

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The Mysteries
(Die Geheimnisse)

A Christmas and Easter Poem by Goethe

Lecture by Rudolf Steiner
Cologne, December 25, 1907
GA 98

This lecture was given at Cologne, Germany on Christmas day in 1918, and is included in Volume 98 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It is lecture 7 of 18 from the lecture series: The Working of Natural Substance and Spiritual Essence in the Visible World, published in German as, Natur- und Geistwesen — Ihr Wirken in Unserer Sichtbaren Welt. It has been translated from notes unrevised by the lecturer, by an unknown translator.

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

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The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul

The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul

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The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul

A Christmas Lecture by Rudolf Steiner

Lecture by Rudolf Steiner
Basel, December 22, 1918
GA 187

Privately printed for the members of the College of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum. No one is considered competent to pass judgment upon these writings who has not acquired the prerequisite knowledge demanded by this school, either through the school itself or in a manner approved by it. Opinions expressed by other persons will be disregarded; the authors of the writings in question will engage in no discussion regarding them.

This lecture was given at Basel in December of 1918, and is included in Volume 187 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It is lecture 1 of 8 from the lecture series: How Can Humanity Find the Christ Again? It was published in German as, Wie Kann die Menschheit den Christus Wiederfinden? Das Dreifache Schnattendasein Unserer Zeit und das Neue Christus-licht. It has been translated from notes unrevised by the lecturer, by Olin D. Wannamaker.

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

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Dear Children

The Threefold Review, Number 14

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Dear Children

Rudolf Steiner in the Waldorf School

By Rudolf Steiner
Translated by Catherine E. Creeger
GA 298

Three addresses given by Rudolf Steiner at the first Waldorf School in Stuttgart. From the lecture series entitled, Rudolf Steiner in the Waldorf School, published in German as, Rudolf Steiner in der Waldorfschule. (vol. 298 in the Bibliographic Survey).

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Goethe, Comte and Bentham

Goethe, Comte and Bentham, by Rudolf Steiner

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Goethe, Comte and Bentham

By Rudolf Steiner
The translator is Unknown
GA 184
Schmidt Number: S-3555
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This lecture is the second of fifteen lectures in the series entitled, The Polarity of Continuity and Change in Human Life. The Cosmic Prehistory of Humanity, published in German as, Die Polaritaet von Dauer und Entwicklung Im Menschenleben. Die kosmische Vorgeschichte der Menschheit. Another name for this lecture is, The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real Part 2. (vol. 184 in the Bibliographic Survey).

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

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The Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe’s World Conception

The Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe's World Conception

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The Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe’s World Conception

Fundamental Outlines with Specific Reference to Schiller

By Rudolf Steiner

Translated by Olin D. Wannamaker

GA 2

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This book first appeared in 1886. In it, Steiner approaches the epistemological question, “How Does One Know?” His point of departure is the more-or-less unexpressed epistemology of Goethe in his scientific writings and elsewhere. This is a good introduction to Goethe’s methodology.

This First English Edition was designed by Peter Döblin, and translated by Olin D. Wannamaker. It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. This is GA 2.

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What was the Purpose of the Goetheanum

What was the Purpose of the Goetheanum, by Rudolf Steiner

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What was the Purpose of the Goetheanum
What is the Purpose of Anthroposophy

By Rudolf Steiner
The translator is unknown.
GA 84

Schmidt Number: S-5228
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A single lecture given by Rudolf Steiner at Basel on April 9th 1923. It is lecture one of eleven in the lecture series, A Challenge for the Goetheanum and for Anthroposophy, published in German as, Was Wollte das Goetheanum und Was Soll die Anthroposophie? (vol. 84 in the Bibliographic Survey).

This lecture is also known as, The Goetheanum and Anthroposophy, and is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. The translator and transcriptionist are unknown.

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Man as a Being of Spirit and Soul

Man as a Being of Spirit and Soul, by Rudolf Steiner

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Man as a Being of Spirit and Soul

By Rudolf Steiner
Translated by Michael and Elisabeth Tapp
Various Cities, Unknown GA

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The lectures in this book were published in Switzerland under the following titles:

  • Der Mensch Als Geist Und Seelenwesen. Forschungen Vom Gesichtspunkte Der Geisteswissenschaft. (Man As A Being Of Spirit And Soul. Lecture given at Stuttgart, Germany, February 25, 1918)
  • Die Offenbarungen Des Unbewussten Im Seelenleben, Vom Geisteswissenschaftlichen Gesichtspunkte. (The Psychological Expression Of The Unconscious. Lecture given at Stuttgart, Germany, February 26, 1918)
  • Die Anthroposophische Geisteswissenschaft Und Die Zivilisationsfragen Der Gegenwart. (The Science Of Spirit And Modern Questions. Lecture given at Hilversum, Holland, February 20, 1921)

The translation was made by Michael and Elisabeth Tapp. There is no GA numbers assigned to these lectures. This is the authorized translation for the Western Hemisphere by agreement with the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach-bei-Basel, Switzerland.

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