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The Ego: The God Within and the God of External Revelation
GA 117

Three lectures held at Munich in December 1909 and 1910. From a manuscript unrevised by the lecturer. The first 2 lectures are from Bn/GA 117, Deeper Secrets of Human Existence in the Light of the Gospels, Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien. The last lecture is from Bn/GA 124, Excursus in the Area of the Gospel of St. Mark, Exkurse in das Gebiet des Markus-Evangelium.

I. Group-soulness and Ego-hood December 04, 1909
The Spiritualisation of Language. The central being in man grasped by Anthroposophical Thinking, The building up of the Individual Ego.
II. The Education of Humanity December 07, 1909
The God within and the God of external manifestation.
III. The Temple language December 12, 1910
The Astral body becomes blunted as an organ of Cognition. The transition: the anticipation of the Ego-hood in the Astral Body. Kyrios, Lord of the Soul, the "I." The growth of the "I" or Ego into the Spiritual World. The secrets of the Mark Gospel.