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The Tension Between East and West
GA 83

Given during the East-West Congress of 1922 in Vienna, these challenging lectures lift the veil from modern social and spiritual problems by exploring historical and philosophical paradoxes found in Eastern and Western ways of life. Steiner emphasizes the need to develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to replace uncertain instincts.

The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge; the second half gives the impulse to right action.

Translated by B. A. Rowley, and with a Foreword by Owen Barfield, this volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Translator's Note
Introduction by Owen Barfield
I. Anthroposophy and the Sciences
I.Natural Science June 01, 1922
II.Psychology June 02, 1922
III.East and West in History June 03, 1922
IV.Spiritual Geography June 04, 1922
V.Cosmic Memory June 05, 1922
II. Anthroposophy and Sociology
VI.Individual and Society June 07, 1922
VII.The Individual Spirit and the Social Structure June 08, 1922
VIII.The Problem (Asia-Europe) June 09, 1922
IX.Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America) June 10, 1922
X.From Monolithic to Threefold Unity June 11, 1922