Table of Contents
- Title Page
- Lecture I September 23, 1921
- Eastern and Western civilizations in a spiritual light; love and fear; world-knowledge and self-knowledge; the Western mysteries (Ireland); Bulwer-Lytton and his novel Zanoni; the inner nature of the human being as a reflecting apparatus; the source of destruction within the human being as the prerequisite of the independent, thinking human being; the origin of fear in Western civilization; the mystery of evil; the contrasting nature of Eastern and Western blood; the Washington Conference; the comments of General Smuts.
- Lecture II September 24, 1921
- Filling the inner source of destruction with moral ideals; the Jupiter existence of the earth; ordinary consciousness as the world of the Father God; Adolf Harnack as the advocate of the Father God; Soloviev's differentiation between the Father God and the Son God; the inner word; the declining and ascending worlds; the rainbow and flesh color; Christianity as the religion of resurrection; the world of the moon and the sun as the world of the Father and the Son; the coming of Christ and man.
- Lecture III September 30, 1921
- Foundations of an occult psychology out of Imaginative cognition; sleeping and waking in higher cognition; the world of objective streaming thoughts and of subjective thoughts; feelings as submerged dreams; the will as a sleep-experience, independent of the body; thinking, feeling, and willing in the spaces between the physical body, etheric body, astral body, and I; past and future karma.
- Lecture IV October 1, 1921
- Dream consciousness in the animal soul life; plant consciousness in summer and winter; mineral consciousness as consciousness of our deeds; the relationship of the human being to the hierarchies in Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition; metamorphosis of the worlds of thought and will in the life after death; the human being between the realms of the higher hierarchies and the realms of nature.
- Lecture V October 2, 1921
- The thought world in the region of the sense organization; feeling as a subjective entity; Goethe's mood of soul in the year 1790; the meeting of past and future in the mood of soul; the will as a battlefield of moral ideals with human instincts and drives; the preparation of the future out of the nature of the will; the conscience; cosmic cold and earthly warmth in the constitution of the human being.
- Lecture VI October 7, 1921
- Anthroposophy as cosmosophy; the spirit of the human being and life after death; coloring the mineral consciousness by moral feeling; the relationship of the human being to angel and archangel (folk-spirit); appearance of plant consciousness in the Midnight Hour of Existence; descent through animal consciousness in the realm of the archai; the Zodiac; the human being as the experienced environment; entrance into the planetary spheres; the soul-permeation of the animal organization; the significance of the soul-spiritual environment; self-knowledge and world-knowledge.
- Lecture VII October 8, 1921
- The human being in life after death; mineral consciousness and plant consciousness; characterization of Goethe in relation to Shakespeare; animal consciousness; the relationship of the human being to the group-souls of the animals and organ-formation; preparation of the etheric body in the planetary world; the earthly germ as chaos; astral fruit of the earth and ethericcosmic fruit; the influence of karma; the in-breathing and outbreathing of the cosmos in the human being.
- Lecture VIII October 9, 1921
- The past of higher entities and the spirit of the human being; the mineral-plant realm and the plant-animal realm as realms of nature in the future; the animal-human realm; the human-soul realm; the manifestation of the inner being of man in the outer physical element on the Jupiter planet; Friedrich Nietzsche and “superman”; the bodily members of man as seeds for future worlds; world past and earthly future.
- Lecture IX October 14, 1921
- Spiritual scientific presentation of today's intellectual human being; spiritual science as the bestower of life forces; quoting and characterizing a present-day human being (Gottfried Benn) and the necessity of spiritual science for him.
- Lecture X October 15, 1921
- Dull, I-like life of will and waking thought shadow-pictures; the awakening of the dull I through the appearance of the senses; union with the dead through concrete mental images not through abstract thoughts; reversal of sense experience in the life after death; the philosopher, Feuerbach, and his teachings; Richard Wagner; the totality of sense perceptions: warmth, light, chemical workings, life; refutation of relativity; the problem of spiritual weight; the loss of one's own being in intellectualism and regaining it in deeds out of pure thinking.
- Lecture XI October 16, 1921
- Viewing the Mystery of Golgotha in the age of freedom; the appearance of the senses as prerequisite for freedom; the modern human being's lack of freedom in the life after death; overcoming this through the experience of freedom in earthly life; the modern world picture without beginning and end; the earlier world picture between cosmogony and Last Judgment; Rotteck's World History; the senselessness of modern history; Arthur Schopenhauer; the Mystery of Golgotha as the sense-giving center to historical events; spiritual science and the evangelists; Christ as spirit sun being; Overbeck and modern theology.