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  • elfuncle
    RUDOLF STEINER Background to the Gospel of St. Mark Thirteen lectures given in Berlin, Munich, Hanover and Coblenz, between 17th October, 1910 and 10th June,
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      RUDOLF STEINER

       

      Background to the Gospel of St. Mark

      Thirteen lectures given in Berlin, Munich, Hanover and Coblenz, between 17th October, 1910 and 10th June, 1911

      Translated by E. H. Goddard and D. S. Osmond

       

      1968

      RUDOLF STEINER PRESS, LONDON

      ANTHROPOSOPHIC PRESS, INC., NEW YORK

       

       

      First Edition 1923

      Second Edition 1937

      Third Edition 1968

      (a completely new translation with additions)

      Reprinted 1985

      The translation has been made from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. The original German texts are published in the Complete Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner with the title: Exkurse in das Gebiet des Markus-Evangeliums (No. 124 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961).

      This English edition is published by permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

      All rights reserved.

      © 1968 by Rudolf Steiner Press, London

       

      Cover design by Christiana Beaven

       

       

      ISBN 0 85440 660 3

      ISBN 0 88010 145 8

      Printed in Great Britain by

      Billing & Sons Ltd, Worcester

       

       

      The following lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner to audiences familiar with the general background and terminology of his anthroposophical teaching. It should be remembered that in his autobiography, The Course of my Life, he emphasises the distinction between his written works on the one hand and, on the other, reports of lectures which were given as oral communications and were not originally intended for print. For an intelligent appreciation of the lectures it should be borne in mind that certain premises were taken for granted when the words were spoken. 'These premises,' Rudolf Steiner writes, 'include at the very least the anthroposophical knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also what may be called "anthroposophical history", told as an outcome of research into the spiritual world.'

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      The lectures contained in this volume had been preceded by courses given by Rudolf Steiner on the Gospels of St. John, St. Luke and St. Matthew and are to be regarded as a preparation for the more specialised course on the Gospel of St. Mark which was given more than a year later, when the necessary basis for an approach to its particular mysteries had been created. The present course, consisting of ten lectures, was given in Berlin under the title, Exkurse in das Gebiet des Markus-Evangeliums, and in this volume the texts of two other lectures and notes of a third given in other cities have been added. This will explain the repetitions in the later lectures.

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      A list of publications in English translation relevant to the themes of the following lectures, and a summarised plan of the Complete Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in the original German will be found at the end of the present volume.

       

       

      CONTENTS

      Lecture One

      On the Investigation and Communication of spiritual Truths -- Berlin, 17th October, 1910

      Lecture Two

      Higher Knowledge and Man's Life of Soul -- Berlin, 24th October, 1910

      Lecture Three

      The Tasks of the Fifth Post-Atlantean Epoch -- Berlin, 7th November, 1910

      Lecture Four

      The symbolic Language of the Macrocosm in the Gospel of St. Mark -- Berlin, 6th December, 1910

      Lecture Five

      The two main Streams of Post-Atlantean Civilisation -- Berlin, 19th December, 1910

      Lecture Six

      The Son of God and the Son of Man. The Sacrifice of Orpheus -- Berlin, 16th January, 1911

      Lecture Seven

      The higher Members of Man's Constitution: their relation to the Physical Body and to the outer World -- Berlin, 28th February, 1911

      Lecture Eight

      Laws of Rhythm in the Domain of Soul and Spirit. The Gospel of the Consciousness Soul -- Berlin, 7th March, 1911

      Lecture Nine

      The Moon-religion of Jahve and its Reflection in Arabism. The Penetration of the Buddha-Mercury Stream into Rosicrucianism -- Berlin, 13th March, 1911

      Lecture Ten

      Rosicrucian Wisdom in Folk-Mythology -- Berlin, l0th June, 1911

      Lecture Eleven

      Kyrios, the Lord of the Soul -- Munich, 12th December, 1910

      Lecture Twelve

      Mystery Teachings in St. Mark's Gospel -- Hanover, 18th December, 1910

      Answers to Questions

      Lecture Thirteen (notes only)

      The Voice of the Angelos and the Speech of the Exousiai -- Coblenz, 2nd February, 1911

      List of relevant Publications

      Summarised Plan of the Complete Edition of Rudolf Steiner's Works

    • dottie zold
      For the penis to become erect, the brain must first receive the signal that desire is experienced. Signals of the desire will activate the nervous system to
      Message 49 of 49 , Jun 13, 2011
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        "For the penis to become erect, the brain must first receive the signal that desire is experienced. Signals of the desire will activate the nervous system to send the signals through the spinal cord with the help of chemicals in your blood known as neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters will do two jobs, send a signal to your brain that you have desire, and then send a signal to your muscles to relax. At this point, blood flow will be instructed to increase in the penis itself from the arteries, while the blood that is venous, or from the veins, is pushed out. In essence, this is how the erection begins, and continuous blood flow to the penis will be required to sustain the erection"
         
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        "Hence only by means of love can we give real help for karma to work out in the right way." Rudolf Steiner



        --- On Mon, 6/13/11, dottie zold <dottie_z@...> wrote:

        From: dottie zold <dottie_z@...>
        Subject: Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] The Divine Body relating to the Human Body
        To: anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Monday, June 13, 2011, 4:43 PM

         
        So we have this in the Bahir, which is of hte first century AD I really do not like this ce and bce and now there is a new term for these ages and for me it takes away any importance of what took place at Golgotha.
         
        155:
         
        "The seventh one is the east of the world. It is from where the Seed of Israel comes.
         
        The spinal chord originates in man's brain and extends to the (sexual) organ, where the seed is. It is therefore written (Isaiah 43:5) "From the east I will bring your seed, (and fromn the west I will gather you)."
         
        Dottie... well this is coming to life is it not

        "Hence only by means of love can we give real help for karma to work out in the right way." Rudolf Steiner



        --- On Mon, 6/13/11, dottie zold <dottie_z@...> wrote:

        From: dottie zold <dottie_z@...>
        Subject: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] The Divine Body relating to the Human Body
        To: anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Monday, June 13, 2011, 3:28 PM

         
        Okay, so it looks like the Phallus is understood as Yesod in the Jewish tradition. And Yesod is connected with Hod and Neztach which stand as left leg and right leg. Now it seems that Saraf, the serpent of the bible, maybe having to do with the kundalini sits within that same place.... so I feel that finally the Kabbalah is coming to life within me in a way that is not abstract and out there and more related to what I am trying to get to: Adamkadmon and the Divine Body ....
         
         
        All good things and thanks,
        Dottie

        "Hence only by means of love can we give real help for karma to work out in the right way." Rudolf Steiner



        --- On Sat, 6/11/11, dottie zold <dottie_z@...> wrote:

        From: dottie zold <dottie_z@...>
        Subject: Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Melchizedek
        To: anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 9:13 PM

         


         
        "Hence only by means of love can we give real help for karma to work out in the right way." Rudolf Steiner



        --- On Sat, 6/11/11, dottie zold <dottie_z@...> wrote:

        From: dottie zold <dottie_z@...>
        Subject: Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Melchizedek
        To: anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 9:13 PM

         
        frank, pages 768 - 769

        "Hence only by means of love can we give real help for karma to work out in the right way." Rudolf Steiner



        --- On Thu, 6/9/11, Frank Thomas Smith <fts.trasla@...> wrote:

        From: Frank Thomas Smith <fts.trasla@...>
        Subject: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Melchizedek
        To: anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 5:19 PM

         


        --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, dottie zold <dottie_z@...> wrote:
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        >  
        > One thing though.. and interesting it is: remember the penis on the tree I spoke of in the same bathroom? Well, Melchizedek's was of light. :)))) that's the light saber! :)

        No Dottie, I don't remember. Please elucidate (and keep it clean!)
        Frank

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