By Rudolf Steiner
Translated by Michael and Elisabeth Tapp
Various Cities, Unknown GA
On-line since: 15th November, 2012
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.
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).
This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
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