Ancient Myths, Their Meaning and Connection with Evolution
The following lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner to an audience familiar with the general background and terminology of his anthroposophical teaching. It should be remembered that in his autobiography, ‘The Course of My Life’, he emphasises the distinction between his written works on the one hand and, on the other, reports of lectures which were given as oral communications and were not originally intended for print.
It should be borne in mind that certain premises were taken for granted when the words were spoken. ‘These premises,’ Rudolf Steiner writes, ‘include at the very least, the anthroposophical knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also what may be called anthroposophical history, told as an outcome of research into the spiritual world.’
For the benefit of readers a brief list of publications relevant to the main theme have been added at the end of this volume.