This is the first edition of Physiology and Therapeutics, a new translation of four lectures given in Dornach, October 7–9, 1920, appearing in German as Physiologisch-Therapeutisches auf Grundlage der Geisteswissenschaft. Zur Therapie und Hygiene, in the volume of the same title, Bibliographie-Nr. 314, published by the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland, 1975. The lecture series they are from is entitled, Physiological Therapy Based on Spiritual Science. The translation is from the most recent German edition and is by Alice Wulsin and Gerald Karnow.
This lecture series is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn 314.2, GA 314.
|About the Transcripts of Lectures|
|An extract from Rudolf Steiner, an Autobiography, Chapter 35, pp. 386-388, Second Edition, 1980, Steinerbooks, New York.|
|I||Lecture I||Dornach 7th October, 1920|
|Hypothetical and phenomenological science; Schelling's "To know nature means to create nature"; indications of new methods in science.|
|II||Lecture II||Dornach 8th October, 1920|
|Creative activity within the human being; transformation of growth forces into soul forces; childhood illnesses and illnesses in later life; physical illness and mental illness; seat of mental illness in organs.|
|III||Lecture III||Dornach 9th AM October, 1920|
|Sound basis for therapy; threefold organization of man and its relation to soul-life; breakdown processes and upbuilding processes; plant metamorphosis and its relation to remedies; betula alba.|
|IV||Lecture IV||Dornach 9th PM October, 1920|
|Ego-activity and physical ego-scaffolding; phosphorus in human being; rickets; effect of salts in human being; use of massage; human reproduction; male and female principles.|