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Published in the journal, Anthroposophical Review, Vol. 3, #2, 1981 (UK)
This lecture was given by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach on 8th August. 1920. This is a revised translation by Stephen Briault, and it is published in agreement with the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung.
Today I should like to add depth to what bas been recently discussed by linking it to a previous theme already familiar to some of you. Once, years ago, I described the world of the human senses. You certainly know of the human senses. You certainly know that in speaking of the senses it is customary to reckon the sense of sight, sense of hearing, and the senses of smell, taste and touch. In more recent times, it is true, some scientists have nevertheless been driven to refer to other senses found, as it were, further within man; a sense of halance, for instance, and so forth. But this whole conception of the human senses lacks coherence on the one hand, and above all lacks overall unity. When we have in mind the senses as they are customarily enumerated, we are actually always dealing with only part of man's sense-organisation. We arrive at a comprehensive account of the sense organisation of man only when we take twelve senses into consideration. For today, we wish just to consider these twelve senses, merely enumerating them and describing them briefly.
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Published in the journal, Anthroposophy, 1925 (England)
ON March 30th, 1925, Rudolf Steiner passed peacefully from this earth-life, at the Goetheanum in Dornach. It was here that with a truly amazing endurance and strength he had worked so long and arduously for the realization of his exalted aspirations.
The one great and special task, which claimed all his strength and attention to the very last moment of his earth-life, was the rebuilding of the destroyed Goetheanum, to provide a home for the centre, from which Anthroposophy could radiate into the whole world. The last years of his life were filled with a well-nigh unbelievable activity, with the aim, to spread the new knowledge of the spirit, which he had brought and to inspire every field of human activity with this new guiding light.
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Published in Child and Man, Vol. 1, #2, January 1948 (England)
RUDOLF STEINER'S lectures to the teachers of the Waldorf School at its foundation have just been published in English under the above title. They deal with man as a threefold being of body, soul and spirit, and the being of man is considered in turn from these three aspects. The lectures begin with a survey of man from the aspect of the soul, and I think that Dr. Steiner chose this entry both because childhood is essentially an experience of the soul, and because the soul, standing between the other two and drawing its experiences partly from the body and partly from the spirit, is the best gateway to an understanding of the Trinity in human nature.
by Rudolf Steiner, References and Indications on Teaching Science
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