Lecture by Rudolf Steiner
Cologne, December 25, 1907
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.
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
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.
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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