Steiner Online Library Spiritual Science for Human Evolution

Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts (1973)
GA 26

Table of Contents

  1. At the Dawn of the Michael Age
  2. The Condition of the Human Soul Before the Dawn of the Michael Age
  3. The Way of Michael, and What Preceded It
  4. Michaels Task in the Sphere of Ahriman
  5. The Experiences of Michael in the Course of His Cosmic Mission
  6. The Activity of Michael and the Future of Mankind
  7. The Michael-Christ-Experience of Man
  8. Michaels Mission in the Cosmic Age of Human Freedom
  9. The World-Thoughts in the Working of Michael and in the Working of Ahriman
  10. First Study: At the Gates of the Spiritual Soul (Consciousness-Soul). How Michael in the Spiritual World is Preparing for His Earth-Mission through the Conquest of Lucifer
  11. Second Study: How the Michael Forces Work in the Earliest Unfolding of the Spiritual Soul
  12. Second Study (Continued). Hindrances and Helps to the Michael Forces in the Dawn of the Age of the Spiritual Soul
  13. Third Study: Michael is Suffering Over Human Evolution Before the Time of His Earthly Activity
  14. A Christmas Study: The Mystery of the Logos
  15. Heavenly History - Mythological History - Earthly History. The Mystery of Golgotha
  16. What is Revealed When One Looks Back into Repeated Lives on Earth
  17. What is Revealed When One Looks Back into Former Lives Between Death and a New Birth - I
  18. What is Revealed When One Looks Back into Former Lives Between Death and a New Birth - II
  19. What is the Earth in Reality within the Macrocosm?
  20. Sleeping and Waking in the Light of Recent Studies
  21. Gnosis and Anthroposophy
  22. The Freedom of Man and the Age of Michael
  23. Where is Man as a Being Who Thinks and Remembers?
  24. Man in His Macrocosmic Nature
  25. The Sense- and Thought-Systems of Man in Relation to the World
  26. Memory and Conscience
  27. The Apparent Extinction of Spirit-Knowledge in Modern Times
  28. Historic Cataclysms at the Dawn of the Spiritual Soul
  29. From Nature to Sub-Nature

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"You can see from this, my dear friends, what mischief will be set on foot if the truths of Spiritual Science are withheld. For man will be exposed to the forces of evil, and he will only be protected from it by giving himself up to the spiritual life of the good. To withhold the spiritual life of goodness from men is to be no friend to humanity. Whoever does this, be he Freemason or Jesuit, is no friend to humanity. For it means handing men over to the forces of evil. And there may be a purpose in doing so. This purpose may be to confine goodness to a small circle, in order by the help of this goodness to dominate the helpless humanity who are thus led by evil into the follies of life."

—Rudolf Steiner,
Spiritual Science Notes On Goethe's Faust, Vol. II, No. 273-8.

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In 1912 Rudolf Steiner offered a “calendar of the soul” with weekly verses that express how the changing seasons in both the outer natural world and our inner lives help humanity evolve. Download and read the verses in four translations with commentary by Eloise Krivosheia of the Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.


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