The Social Question and Theosophy

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The Social Question and Theosophy

By Rudolf Steiner
Translation by John Root, Sr.
Unknown GA

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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:

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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:

http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA233/English/RSP1977/WldHis_index.html

Copyright © 1977
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Architectural Forms

Architectural Forms, a lecture by Rudolf SteinerArchitectural Forms

Considered as the Thoughts of Culture and World-Perception

Schmidt Number: S-3261
By Rudolf Steiner

Translator is unknown
GA 288

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Words of RUDOLF STEINER on the Third Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the first Goetheanum at Dornach, 20th September, 1916.

This is the first of 6 lectures in the lecture series, Organic Forms in Architecture, published in German as, Stilformen des Organisch-Lebendigen (vol. 288 in the Bibliographic Survey).

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

Copyright © 1925
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The World of the Senses and the World of the Spirit (Lectures Section)

Steiner gives extraordinary details of how the physical senses are in decline and how the spiritual senses are in their beginning. He shows the relationship of the hierarchies and Lucifer to these processes of decline and up-building. These lectures make an important contribution to a real understanding of world evolution.
Link: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/WorlSensSpir/WoSeSp_index.html

Goethe’s Secret Revelation

Goethe's Secret Revelation - four lectures by Rudolf SteinerGoethe’s Secret Revelation

By Rudolf Steiner
Translator is unknown
GA 57
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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.

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