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The Destiny of Individuals and of Nations
GA 157

Steiner started each of these lectures, given during the war years, with a verse for those who had died. He begins this volume with a consideration of the destinies of nations from a spiritual point of view. He goes on to consider the Christ-Impulse and the Michaelic Spirits that serve Him. Also included are lectures on the three stages of imaginative knowledge, the rhythm of sleeping and waking, the relation between our physical and etheric bodies, and the prophetic nature of dreams. The last lecture takes up the question of the cosmic meaning of our sense impressions and of our thinking, feeling, and willing.

These fourteen lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner at Berlin during the years, 1914–1915, and were published in German as, Menschenschicksale und Voelkerschicksale.

Translated by Anna R. Meuss

Introduction
Lecture I September 01, 1914
Lecture II October 31, 1914
Lecture III November 28, 1914
Lecture IV September 01, 1914
Lecture V January 19, 1915
Lecture VI January 26, 1915
Lecture VII February 22, 1915
Lecture VIII March 02, 1915
Lecture IX March 09, 1915
Lecture X March 16, 1915
Lecture XI April 20, 1915
Lecture XII June 10, 1915
Lecture XIII June 22, 1915
Lecture XIV July 06, 1915
Original German Mantrams