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Egyptian Myths and Mysteries
GA 106

Steiner reveals here the deep spiritual connection of our modern epoch with Egypt and why it is important to study its civilization with its profound wisdom, its extraordinary knowledge of cosmic laws, and its myths, which are meaningful for us now. He goes into the experiences of the Egyptian initiations, facts of occult anatomy and physiology, the stages of evolution of the human form, and more, culminating with a lecture on Christ as the conqueror of matter.

Transated by Norman MacBeth.

I. Spiritual Connections between the Culture-streams of Ancient and Modern Times 2nd September, 1908
II. The Reflection of Cosmic Events in the Religious Views of Men 3rd September, 1908
III. The Old Initiation Centers. The Human Form as the Subject of Meditation. 4th September, 1908
IV. The Experiences of Initiation. The Mysteries of the Planets. The Descent of the Primeval Word. 5th September, 1908
V. The Genesis of the Trinity of Sun, Moon, and Earth. Osiris and Typhon. 6th September, 1908
VI. The Influence of Osiris and Isis. Facts of Occult Anatomy and Physiology. 7th September, 1908
VII:Evolutionary Events in the Human Organism up to the Departure of the Moon. Osiris and Isis as Builders of the Upper Human Form. 9th September, 1908
VIII:The Stages of Evolution of the Human Form The Expulsion of the Animal Beings. The Four Human Types. 10th September, 1908
IX:The Influence of the Sun and Moon Spirits, of the Isis and Osiris Forces. The Change in Consciousness. The Conquest of the Physical Plane. 11th September, 1908
X:Old Myths as Pictures of Cosmic Facts. Darkening of Mans Spiritual Consciousness. The Initiation Principle of the Mysteries. 12th September, 1908
XI:The Ancient Egyptian Doctrine of Evolution. The Cosmic View of the Organs and their Coarsening in Modern Times. 13th September, 1908
XII:The Christ Impulse as Conqueror of Matter. 14th September, 1908