GA 179

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Historical Necessity and Freedom. Effects of Destiny from the World of the Dead. Spiritual Beings and their Effects, Volume III

Geschichtliche Notwendigkeit und Freiheit. Schicksalseinwirkungen aus der Welt der Toten. Geistige Wesen und ihre Wirkungen, Band III

Eight lectures, Dornach 2 to 22 December 1917.

Contents (selection)

The threshold between the physical and spiritual worlds in man. The unified function of the nervous system. Imagination and reality / The influence of the dead on our emotional and volitional life. Secrets of the animal life. Natural Necessity and Higher World Order / Communion between the Living and the Dead / Man in the Rhythm of the World. The bound centaur / Development of the human limbs. The moral imagination / Causes without effect in nature and spiritual effects without cause / The emergence of free action. The rhythm of consciousness of the dead / Intellectuality and will.



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