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What did the Goetheanum want and what is the purpose of Anthroposophy?

Eleven lectures, Basel 9 April, Dornach 14 to 22 April, Prague 27, 30 April, Vienna 26, 29 September 1923, Paris 26 May 1924.

This volume contains Rudolf Steiner's last public lectures on fundamental questions of anthroposophy. In the period after the destruction of the first Goetheanum building on New Year's Eve 1922/23, he once again impressively presents in them the inner and outer necessity of the anthroposophical impulse in the present day.


What did the Goetheanum want and what is the purpose of Anthroposophy / The increase of the human cognitive faculty to imagination, inspiration and intuition / The soul life of the human being and its development to imagination, inspiration and intuition / The visual experience of thought activity and speech activity / The physical world and the moral-spiritual impulses. Four stages of inner experience / Human cognition in the ethereal world / Soul eternity in the light of Anthroposophy / Human development and human education / Supersensible cognition. Anthroposophy as a contemporary challenge / Anthroposophy and the ethical-religious attitude to life of the human being / How does one attain knowledge of the supersensible world?



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
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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.