Background to the Gospel of St. Mark

(GA 124)


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


Introduction and Contents

Lecture One: On the Investigation and Communication of spiritual Truths

Lecture Two: Higher Knowledge and Man's Life of Soul

Lecture Three: The Tasks of the Fifth Post-Atlantean Epoch

Lecture Four: The symbolic Language of the Macrocosm in the Gospel of St. Mark

Lecture Five: The two main Streams of Post-Atlantean Civilisation

Lecture Six: The Son of God and the Son of Man. The Sacrifice of Orpheus

Lecture Seven: The higher Members of Man's Constitution: their relation to the Physical Body and to the outer World

Lecture Eight: Laws of Rhythm in the Domain of Soul and Spirit. The Gospel of the Consciousness Soul

Lecture Nine: The Moon-religion of Jahve and its Reflection in Arabism. The Penetration of the Buddha-Mercury Stream into Rosicrucianism

Lecture Ten: Rosicrucian Wisdom in Folk-Mythology

Lecture Eleven: Kyrios, the Lord of the Soul

Lecture Twelve: Mystery Teachings in St. Mark's Gospel

Answers to Questions

Lecture Thirteen (notes only): The Voice of the Angelos and the Speech of the Exousiai