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.
By Rudolf Steiner
Translated by George and Mary Adams, and Dorothy Osmond
On-line since: 31st October, 2012
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:
today we ask you to help the Rudolf Steiner Archive. We
survive on small donations averaging about $13 and a yearly grant.
Only a tiny portion of our 30,000+ daily readers donate. If everyone
reading this right now gave $3, our fundraising would be done within
an hour. That's right, the price of a cup of coffee is all we need.
We're a very small not-for-profit company with costs of a very large
website: bandwidth, servers, and equipment. The Rudolf Steiner
Archive is something special. It is like a public library where
we can all go to learn and grow. If the Rudolf Steiner Archive
is useful to you, please take one minute to keep it online and serving
Thank you, everyone!
— The e.Librarian.