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
On-line since: 30th November, 2012
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.
In these lectures on the Luke Gospel, Steiner provides the solution to the riddle of the irreconcilable contradictions in the accounts of the genealogy and childhood of Jesus in Matthew and Luke when he unveils for the first time the secret of the two Jesus children. He also describes the workings of Zarathustra, the relation between the Buddha and Jesus child, and more.
These early lectures are a good introduction to the ideas and content of anthroposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the being of man, the three worlds, life after death, karma, the evolutionary epochs, and the path of inner development. This book is an excellent complement to the basic books.
Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind Here, Rudolf Steiner indicates the magnitude of the questions at stake and suggests that a mechanisation of the spirit, vegetation of the soul, and animalisation of the body will take place unless humanity is able to find a new relationship to the spirit. A public lecture delivered in Stuttgart, Germany, on July 11th, 1919. Authorized translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Published by kind permission of Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. Lecture 13 of 14 from the lecture series: Reorganization of the Social Organism. Published in German as: Neuegestaltung des Sozialen Organismus. Published in The Anthroposophical Review, Vol. 2 No. 3 (1980). GA# 330.
What was the Purpose of the Goetheanum
What is the Purpose of Anthroposophy
By Rudolf Steiner
The translator is unknown.
Schmidt Number: S-5228
On-line since: 23rd November, 2012
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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Four lectures given at Dornach in December, 1919, they are part of Steiner’s Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working. They are from the volume: The Mission of Michael. The Revelation of the Intrinsic Secret of the Human Being, and published in German as: Die Sendung Michaels. Die Offenbarung der eigentlichen Geheimnisse des Menschenwesens. This lecture series is published here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. It is from GA #194.
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