GA 70a

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Human Soul, Destiny and Death

Menschenseele, Schicksal und Tod

Public lectures during the World War in various cities 1914/1915.


This volume of the Collected Works contains all the public lectures from the years 1914-1915 which have not yet been published. Three further volumes with lectures from the period of the First World War are in preparation in GA 70b, GA 71a and GA 71b. Other public lectures of this period are already printed in GA 64 "Aus schicksaltragender Zeit", the Berlin lectures of the World War period are contained in the volumes GA 64 - GA 67. Many of the lectures published in GA volume 70a deal with the nature of the German folk soul, with German idealism, with Schiller and Fichte. Detailed notes place the lectures in their intellectual-historical and historical context. The appendix contains facsimiles of Rudolf Steiner's handwritten notes relating to the lectures. Also printed are written summaries of Steiner's lectures, some of which had to be submitted to the censors at the time. Also reproduced - a rare example - are corrections Steiner made to the transcription of a lecture stenogram. The volume provides deeper insights into Rudolf Steiner's work during the First World War and shows his tireless spiritual struggle against the corrosive forces of the time.


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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