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The Rudolf Steiner Archive

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Supersensible Knowledge
GA 55

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Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not a mere theory, but an inherent necessity in modern life. He addresses the riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution, and destiny, the mystery of birth and death, the origin of evil and illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of Steiner's remarkable public lecture series given each year at the Architect's House in Berlin from 1904 to 1918.

Supersensible Knowledge was published in German as, Die Erkenntnis des Uebersinnlichen in Unser Zeit und Deren Bedeutung Fuer das Heutige Leben. Here are 13 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Berlin and Cologne in 1906 and 1907. Translated by Rita Stebbing

I.The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today October 11, 1906
II.Blood is a Very Special Fluid October 25, 1906
III.The Origin of Suffering November 08, 1906
IV.The Origin of Evil November 22, 1906
V.Education in the Light of Spiritual Science December 01, 1906
VI.Illness and Death December 13, 1906
VII.Education and Spiritual Science January 24, 1907
VIII.Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science January 31, 1907
IX.Wisdom and Health February 14, 1907
X.Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science February 28, 1907
XI.Who are the Rosicrucians? March 14, 1907
XII.Richard Wagner and Mysticism March 28, 1907
XIII.The Bible and Wisdom April 26, 1907