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The Easter Festival in the Evolution of the Mysteries
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Rudolf Steiner leads us to an understanding of the true meaning of Easter by tracing its history from the pre-Christian era to our time. He shows it is ultimately through knowing the true significance of Easter that we come to understand our relationship to spiritual reality.

“The original idea of any sacred festival is to make the human being look upward from his dependence on earthly things to those things that transcend the Earth.” (From Lecture Two).

Translated by Brian Kelly.

Lecture I April 19, 1924
Lecture II April 20, 1924
Lecture III April 21, 1924
Lecture IV April 22, 1924