Lecture Series: The Influences of Lucifer and Ahriman

Lecture series by Rudolf Steiner

Lecture 1

Lecture 1

WHEN SOCIAL QUESTIONS are discussed from a spiritual scientific point of view, this is not done out of any subjective motive or impulse. Everything is based upon observation of the evolution of humanity and of what the forces underlying that evolution demand of us now and in the immediate...

Lecture 2

Lecture 2

THE LECTURE YESTERDAY will have shown you that if we are to acquire insight into the nature and evolution of humanity, we must be constantly mindful of the power and influence of Lucifer, of Christ, and of Ahriman. These influences were, of course, already at work in earlier stages...

Lecture 3

Lecture 3

THE PHASE OF EVOLUTION beginning in our own time has a very special character. The same may, of course, be said of each epoch but in every case it is a matter of defining the particular characteristics. The present phase of evolution may be characterized in a general way...

Lecture 4

Lecture 4

WE HAVE HEARD THAT THE human soul was once endowed with a kind of primeval wisdom, that this wisdom gradually faded away and is now no longer accessible. Consequently with respect to their knowledge, people feel thrown back more and more upon what is presented to them by physical...

Lecture 5

Lecture 5

I WANT TO SPEAK TODAY OF something that will help to deepen our understanding of truths that must now be given to humankind by anthroposophy. We have often spoken of the two poles of forces of the human being: the pole of will and the pole of intelligence. To...