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Rhythms in the Cosmos and in the Human Being. How Does One Come to See the Spiritual World?

Rhythmen im Kosmos und im Menschenwesen. Wie kommt man zum Schauen der geistigen Welt?

Volume IV - Sixteen lectures, Dornach 30 May to 22 September 1923.

The remarkable discussions in this volume took place between Rudolf Steiner and workers at the Goetheanum, Switzerland. The varied subject-matter was chosen by his audience at Rudolf Steiner's instigation. Steiner took their questions and usually gave immediate answers. The astonishing nature of these responses - their insight, knowledge and spiritual depth - is testimony to his outstanding ability as a spiritual initiate and profound thinker. Accessible, entertaining and stimulating, the records of these sessions will be a delight to anybody with an open mind.

In this particular collection, Rudolf Steiner deals with topics ranging from mammoths to mediums! He discusses, among other things, dancing and sport; guardian angels; effects of the stars; potatoes, beetroot and radishes; the Druids; Roman Catholic and Masonic rituals; proteins, fats, carbohydrates and salts; Aristotle; nutrition; blood circulation and the heart; honesty and conscience; boredom and opinions; lungs and kidneys; fertilization in plants and humans; light and colour; and breathing.

Contents (selection)

The Work of the Etheric and Astral in Man and in the Earth: The Second Coming of Man / The Circulation of Blood and the Movement of the Heart / The Effects of Light and Colour in Earthly Matter and in World Bodies / The Work of the Guardian Angel / The Influence of the Constellations of the Stars on the Earth and on Man.

How does one come to see the spiritual world? Formation of independent thinking and backward thinking / Creating artificial boredom. Reversing the judgements of the physical world in the spiritual world / Developing inner honesty

Rhythms in the cosmos and in the human being: Human and cosmic breathing / The emergence of conscience. Unbornness and immortality.

Origin and meaning of cults: Druid wisdom. Mithras Cult. Catholic Cult. Cult of the Freemasons. Cult of the Christian Community

Nutrition issues



References to the work of Rudolf Steiner follow Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works (CW or GA), Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach/Switzerland, unless otherwise stated.
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Index to the Complete Works of Rudolf Steiner - Aelzina Books
A complete list by Volume Number and a full list of known English translations you may also find at Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works
Rudolf Steiner Archive - The largest online collection of Rudolf Steiner's books, lectures and articles in English.
Rudolf Steiner Audio - Recorded and Read by Dale Brunsvold - Anthroposophic Press Inc. (USA)
Rudolf Steiner Handbook - Christian Karl's proven standard work for orientation in Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works for free download as PDF.