Steiner Online Library Spiritual Science for Human Evolution

The Gospel of St. Luke
GA 114

Table of Contents

  • Title Page
  • Colophon
  • Synopsis
  • Lecture One
    • Initiates and Clairvoyants. The various Aspects of Initiation. The Four Gospels considered in the light of spiritual-scientific Investigation.
  • Lecture Two
    • The Gospel of St. Luke: an Expression of the Principle of Love and Compassion. The Missions of the Bodhisattvas and of the Buddha.
  • Lecture Three
    • The Influx of Buddhistic Conceptions into the Gospel of St. Luke. The Teaching of Buddha. The Eightfold Path.
  • Lecture Four
    • Sanctuaries of Leadership in ancient Atlantis. The Nirmanakaya of Buddha and the Nathan Jesus-child. The Adam-soul before the Fall. The Reincarnation of Zarathustra in the Solomon Jesus-child.
  • Lecture Five
    • The great Streams inspired by Buddha and by Zarathustra converge in Jesus of Nazareth. The Nathan Jesus and the Solomon Jesus.
  • Lecture Six
    • The Mission of the Hebrews. Buddha's Teaching concerning the Ennoblement of Man's inner Nature and Zarathustra's Teaching concerning the Cosmos. Elijah and John the Baptist.
  • Lecture Seven
    • The two Jesus-children. The Incarnation of the Christ in Jesus of Nazareth. Vishva Karman, Ahura Mazdao, Jahve. The Lodge of the Twelve Bodhisattvas and the ‘Thirteenth’.
  • Lecture Eight
    • The Evolution of Consciousness in Humanity during the post-Atlantean Epoch. The Mission of Spiritual Science: Mastery of the Physical by the Spiritual. Illness and Healing. The Influences proceeding from the Christ-Ego.
  • Lecture Nine
    • The Law given on Mount Sinai: the last prophetic Announcement of the Ego. Buddha's Teaching of Compassion and Love. The Wheel of the Law. Christ the Bringer of the living Power of Love.
  • Lecture Ten
    • Christianity and the Teaching of Reincarnation and Karma. Jonah and Solomon: Examples of two modes of Initiation in olden Times. The Christ-principle and the new mode of Initiation. The Event of Golgotha: Initiation presented on the outer plane of World-History.

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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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