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Origin and Goal of the Human Being

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Twenty-three public lectures held in Berlin from September 29th, 1904 until June 8th, 1905. This is a translation of volume 53 of Rudolf Steiner's Complete Work, original title (in English): Origin and Destination of Humanity, and published in German as: Ursprung und Ziel des Menschen. Grundbegriffe der Geisteswissenschaft, edited by Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung Dornach, Switzerland, second edition 1981. Seven of these lectures were published in English with the title: Foundations of Anthroposophy. The translations of Goethe's Faust were taken from: Faust I and II, edited and translated by Stuart Atkins, Princeton University Press, copyright 1984.

By Rudolf Steiner

The translator is anonymous.
Bn/GA 53

Twenty-three public lectures held in Berlin from September 29th, 1904 until June 8th, 1905. This is a translation of volume 53 of Rudolf Steiner's Complete Work, original title (in English): Origin and Destination of Humanity, and published in German as: Ursprung und Ziel des Menschen. Grundbegriffe der Geisteswissenschaft, edited by Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung Dornach, Switzerland, second edition 1981. Seven of these lectures were published in English with the title: Foundations of Anthroposophy.

The translations of Goethe's Faust were taken from: Faust I and II, edited and translated by Stuart Atkins, Princeton University Press, copyright 1984.

The translation of these lectures has not been approved by the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.


Thanks to an anonymous donation, this Lecture Series has been made available.

CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
Contents
 
Lecture I: What Does the Human Being Find in Theosophy? September 29, 1904
Lecture II: The Nature of the Human Being October 13, 1904
Lecture III: Reincarnation and Karma October 20, 1904
Lecture IV: Theosophy and Darwin October 27, 1904
Lecture V: Theosophy and Tolstoy November 03, 1904
Lecture VI: The Soul-world November 10, 1904
Lecture VII: The Spirit-land November 17, 1904
Lecture VIII: Friedrich Nietzsche in the Light of Spiritual Science December 01, 1904
Lecture IX: On the Inner Life December 15, 1904
Lecture X: Goethe's Gospel January 26, 1905
Lecture XI: Origin and Goal of the Human Being February 09, 1905
Lecture XII: Goethe's Secret Revelation I February 16, 1905
Lecture XIII: Goethe's Secret Revelation II February 23, 1905
Lecture XIV: Goethe's Secret Revelation III March 02, 1905
Lecture XV: The Evolution of the Earth March 09, 1905
Lecture XVI: The Great Initiates March 16, 1905
Lecture XVII: Ibsen's Attitude March 23, 1905
Lecture XVIII: The Future of the Human Being March 30, 1905
Lecture XIX: Schiller and the Present May 04, 1905
Lecture XX: The Divinity Faculty and Theosophy May 11, 1905
Lecture XXI: The Faculty of Law and Theosophy May 18, 1905
Lecture XXII: The Medical Faculty and Theosophy May 25, 1905
Lecture XXIII: The Arts Faculty and Theosophy June 08, 1905


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