GA 162

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Questions of Art and Life in the Light of Spiritual Science

Kunst- und Lebensfragen im Lichte der Geisteswissenschaft

Thirteen lectures given in Dornach between 23 May and 8 August 1915.

These lectures give in-depth presentations from the insights of spiritual science on the nature of man and the course of the development of consciousness, on the effectiveness of spiritual forces and entities and on the significance of the Christ event for earth evolution.

Contents (selection)

Processes of degradation in the nervous organism as the physical basis of all conscious spiritual life - the reconstruction of what has been destroyed during sleep / The reflection of world thoughts in our consciousness. The generation of being out of nothingness. The philosopher L. M. Deschamps / The transformation of the conditions of life in the course of the centuries / After-effects of our former existence on the old moon, the old sun, the old Saturn, remaining in the unconscious. The origin and real nature of the atoms. The meaning of Christ's word: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." / Our perception of the physical world and our being perceived by beings of the higher worlds / The duality of the tree of knowledge and the tree of life / The relationship of occidental and oriental humanity to thought.

Literature

German

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