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Macrocosm and Microcosm
GA 119

The human being's life alternates between the great outer macrocosm and the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.

Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. In the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner the original German text is published with the title: Makrokosmos und Mikrokosmos. Die grosse und die kleine Welt. Seelenfragen, Lebensfragen, Geistesfragen. (No. 119 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961).

I.The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience. March 21, 1910
II.Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets March 22, 1910
III.The Inner Path Followed by the Mystic. Experience of the Cycle of the Year. March 23, 1910
IV.Faculties of the Human Soul and Their Development March 24, 1910
V.The Egyptian Mysteries of Osiris and Isis March 25, 1910
VI.Experiences of Initiation in the Northern Mysteries March 26, 1910
VII.The Four Spheres of the Higher Worlds March 28, 1910
VIII.Mirror-images of the Macrocosm in Man. Rosicrucian Symbols. March 28, 1910
IX.Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart. March 29, 1910
X.Transformation of Soul-forces and Stages in the Evolution of Physical Organs. Reading in the Akasha Chronicle. March 30, 1910
XI.Man and Planetary Evolution March 31, 1910
Note on Terminology