The Spiritual Background of the Outer World. The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness. Spiritual Beings and Their Effects, Volume I
Die spirituellen Hintergründe der äußeren Welt. Der Sturz der Geister der Finsternis. Geistige Wesen und ihre Wirkungen, Band I
Fourteen lectures, Dornach 29 September to 28 October 1917 (Cycle B I and Cycle B II).
The central theme of these lectures is the overthrow of the Spirits of Darkness completed by the Archangel Michael in November 1879.
On the background of the world catastrophe / The discrepancy between intellectual and moral development of mankind / The striving for earthly perfection as a materialistic illusion / The abandonment of elemental beings hostile to life. The handling of destructive forces by man / The dying of the earth and the human bodies. The necessity of a development of human souls independent of the body / The killing off of the living world of thought by the present intellect / Luther's personality. The Significance of the Karma Idea for Education / Michael's Struggle with the Dragon. The Fall of the Ahrimanic Powers / The Striving of Ahrimanic Beings for the Control of Human Thought / "The Total Labour Contract " by Roman Boos / Effectiveness of the Spirits of Darkness since 1879 / Oswald Marbach / Spiritual Processes in Historical Becoming
- Rudolf Steiner: Die spirituellen Hintergründe der äußeren Welt. Der Sturz der Geister der Finsternis, GA 177 (1999), ISBN 3-7274-1771-4 English: rsarchive.org German: pdf pdf(2) html mobi epub archive.org
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