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Humanity's Inner Development-Impulses. Goethe and the Crisis of the 19th Century. Cosmic and Human History, Volume II

Innere Entwicklungsimpulse der Menschheit. Goethe und die Krisis des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Kosmische und menschliche Geschichte, Band II

Sixteen lectures, Dornach 16 September to 30 October 1916.

Contents (selection)

Greek and Roman history and their effects on our present / Luciferic and Ahrimanic beings in historical development. Genghis Khan and the Discovery of America / The After-effects of Atlantean Mysteries in America and Asia / Atlantean Impulses in the Mexican Mystery System / The Spiritualisation of Ancient Cultural Impulses in Goethe. The Cosmic Knowledge of the Templars / The Faust Problem. The Isis Legend / Henry VIII and Thomas More / The Ideals of the French Revolution. Magnetism and Electricity / 19th Century Views of Christ. Darwin and Kropotkin. H. P. Blavatsky / Western striving for happiness and Eastern striving for salvation / Man and animal in their relation to the earth / Pico of Mirandola. The repression of gnosis.



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