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  • Title: Foreword: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • The strivings of many of our contemporaries towards some form
    • his career as a disciple of Haeckel, he afterwards took leave
    • they could bring forward only the vaguest notions.
    • orientation of our faculties of knowledge towards the outer
  • Title: First Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • goes, “theoretically” — I will put forward certain
    • many single wolves, single hyenas, single phenomena of warmth, single
    • force of heat or warmth, and so on. They speak of an unknown
    • the properties of this ether. Now you are well aware how very
    • suspended by a string, will pull vertically down towards the earth.
    • towards b with a force of five grammes, I should have to
    • towards c and d respectively. Yet I cannot
    • into difficult and uncertain regions. You are of course aware how
    • We take hold of a warm
    • the heat or warmth is the effect on your own nerves. Objectively,
    • shaken. But even if we do press forward to the atom with our
    • downward thrust that comes into play when 0.001019 grammes are being
    • outwardly real if I want to approach what is called
    • begin to speak at all of natural phenomena. Aware as he was of this,
    • proceeds from one direction and works towards another. Thus we may
    • ends of the Universe and imagine forces to the working inward from
    • works inward from all sides, from the infinitudes of space? In the
  • Title: Second Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • down a certain formula, putting it forward today simply as a
    • onward not with uniform speed but more and more quickly. The velocity
    • consciously aware of this: — Press with your finger against
    • liquid it strives upward, — in some sense it withdraws itself
    • from the downward pressure of weight.
    • of which the brain is really tending upward, contrary to its own
    • not in forces that pull downward but on the contrary, in forces that
    • pull upward. With our Intelligence, we live in a force of
    • of our body — from the base of the skull downward, with the
    • in this condition. Taken as a whole, their tendency is down-ward.
    • Here then we live in the downward pull. In our brain we live in the
    • upward buoyancy, while for the rest we live in the downward pull. Our
    • Will, above all, lives in the downward pull. Our Will has to unite
    • with the downward pressure. Precisely this deprives the rest of our
    • unites with the downward force of gravity or weight. Our Intelligence
    • only bound to downward tending matter. And now please think of this:
    • as it were, by the downward pressure, we see men being put to sleep.
    • For the Will works in the sense of this downward pressure. Only a
    • shewing, comes to terms both with the downward pressure and with the
    • upward buoyancy; he therefore lives right into the connection that is
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  • Title: Third Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • circle that the colours extend inward from the edges to the middle.
    • facts, but to confine ourselves to a clean straightforward study of
    • yesterday. The light would be diverted — upward in the one
    • case, downward in the other. Hence if I had such a double prism I
    • again with colours graded from the edge towards the centre. Following
    • the source of light upward, the light that falls on the slit would
    • happens. I draw a line from the eye towards the object in the
    • with it the whole floor of the vessel lifted upward. We may go into
    • water onward I must give way to the stronger resistance, and, that I
    • before but it all looks lifted upward. It is as though it were more
    • shorten the force and so I myself draw the object upward. In meeting
    • downward. Instead of simply noting this fact, the physicists will
    • produces it on and outward in the same straight line and so projects
    • picture outward. So after all they end by attributing this activity
    • outward into space the stimulus which it receives. Surely we ought to
    • is sinewy, — of bony or cartilaginous consistency. Towards the
    • movable by means of muscles. From the lens onward the light then
    • outward portion of the eye and what is there in the more contained
    • comparative development of the eye from the lower animals upward, we
    • from within outward but by the forming of new cells from the
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  • Title: Fourth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • is diverted upward. Moreover, as we said before, it is not only
    • the light is mainly diverted upward, the dimming that arises, raying
    • upward as it does, shines also in the same direction into which the
    • produced. But the darkness rays downward too, so, while the cylinder
    • of light is diverted upward, the darkness here rays downward and
    • be coming directly towards me if the prism were not there, displaced
    • in a downward direction by the prism. At the same time I see it
    • cylinder of light — which, once again, is coming now towards
    • cylinder-of-light coming towards you. Through what is dark you look
    • an experiment of Fresnel's, towards which some preliminary work had
    • on their downward journey (see the figure). Why then the latter
    • which the light is propagated. This ray, going towards the lower one
    • vibrations happens to be vibrating downward at the very moment when
    • the other is vibrating upward. Then they will cancel each other out
    • upward at the same moment, light will arise. Thus they explain, by
    • one swings upward when the other downward so that they cancel each
  • Title: Fifth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • Figure IVf), towards the end of Lecture IV). Now we can also
    • too; it then appears displaced downward instead of upward, moreover
    • take ordinary paraffin oil and look through it towards a light, the
    • Va). Look towards the light through the solution and it appears
    • need to get hold of today, for we shall afterwards want to relate it
    • exactly of what I shall bring forward. Think as precisely as you can.
    • say, then, A — C is red. You look towards the surface
  • Title: Sixth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • by following the facts straightforwardly. Suppose this were a plate
    • “refracted” — in this case, towards the normal,
    • i.e. towards the perpendicular to the glass surface at the point of
    • is twice refracted — once towards the normal, a second time
    • will appear shifted upward. The entire complex we are looking at is
    • darker part bordering on a lighter. The dark is shifted upward, and
    • one patch of light, it is not true that it alone is shifted upward.
    • when I describe it thus, is shifted upward too. In point of fact,
    • quality of coming towards us and imparting something to us; the dark
    • become united with the warmth-conditions of our environment, —
    • very much in the condition of our environment as regards warmth; and
    • namely the polarity of warm and cold. Yet we must needs perceive an
    • warmth-condition of our environment and the way we feel ourselves
    • the experience of light upon the one hand and warmth upon the other
    • our environment as regards warmth and light respectively. Then in the
    • we share in the warmth-conditions of our environment with our
    • proneness to confuse what we become aware of through our ether-body
    • and what we become aware of through our physical body — has
    • faculty of stating facts straightforwardly and directly. This has
    • the straightforward facts simply as they present themselves. Goethe
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  • Title: Seventh Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • insight into Science, and you must look on all that I bring forward
    • we need, forming a circle as it were, — then to move forward
    • from the circumference towards the centre.
    • appearing afterwards only in point of time. Looked at objectively
    • descend from Light to Warmth. Warmth too we perceive as a condition
    • perception of light and the perception of warmth there is a very
    • warmth?”, you will have to answer, “While my relation
    • particular place in my body, — this is not so for warmth. For
    • warmth the whole of me is, so to speak, the sense-organ. For
    • warmth, the whole of me is what my eye is for the light”. We
    • cannot therefore speak of the perception of warmth in the same
    • in realizing this we may also become aware of something more.
    • warmth-condition of our surroundings? We must admit, we have a very
    • warmth-element of our environment. And yet, what is it of us that
    • that is swimming when you are swimming in the warmth of your
    • water just warm enough for you to feel it lukewarm. Put both your
    • into the lukewarm water. You will find the lukewarm water seeming
    • very warm to your right hand and very cold to your left. Your left
    • having become cold, perceives as warmth. Before, you felt the same
    • lukewarmness on either side. What is it then? It is your own warmth
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  • Title: Eighth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • the next forward beat of the metal the original condensation goes
    • forward; so then dilutions and condensations alternate. We can thus
    • said, outward realities can never be merely spatial, or
    • mere displacements. Velocities on the other hand are outward
    • obtains of a horse corresponds to an outward reality, understands
    • out to investigate are the outwardly spatial processes, which of
    • least candid and straightforward, only he must not then go on to
    • with the human ear. As we go inward in the eye, you will remember
    • the cornea. As we go inward, we were saying, the eye gets ever more
    • self-contained when outwardly regarded, but we must not therefore
    • represented as such in this connection. What is transmitted inward
    • human body I have the eye. In its more inward parts it is a
    • — while that which reaches farther forward and is more
    • you once become aware that in the eye two things are welded
    • larynx and that lies farther forward. Etherically we are talking to
    • this purely outward way of study — failing to look and see
  • Title: Ninth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • brings negative toward itself in some way. You know the phenomenon
    • across the gap. Now you are also aware that this kind of
    • activity. The water thereby became warmer, as we were able to shew.
    • The effect produced — the development of warmth — may
    • chemical forces and see how warmth arose in the process. Again,
    • reversing the experiment which we have just described, warmth could
    • figures, how much warmth is needed to produce a given, measurable
    • to produce a given, measurable amount of warmth or heat. So doing,
    • has actually been transformed into the warmth. Again, they
    • assumed that when warmth is applied in the steam-engine, this
    • warmth is actually transformed into the mechanical work that
    • sequences of waves. Also for warmth as it spreads outward into space,
    • warmth are in fact similar in some respects. Now they could think the
    • afterwards ensued, and was to some extent already on the way in his
    • them outward. He inserted a thin wall of aluminium and led the rays
    • therefore called the rays that will here be deflected towards the
    • light for example, or even the phenomena of warmth. In light and
    • sound and warmth we ourselves are swimming, so to speak, as was
    • it. So has the sound, the ear. For warmth too, a kind of
    • warmth-organ is built into man. For electricity, they say, there is
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  • Title: Tenth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • which projected itself forward into the dream. The idea-forming
    • phenomena of warmth) — by means of geometrical, arithmetical
    • via the phenomena of warmth, into the realm we are coming into with
    • gas or air under the influence of warmth and in relation to its
    • indeed; and to do this, my dear Friends, we must become aware of
    • what meets us outwardly in this domain that is somehow separated
    • Yet as you do so you become aware; herein is something far more
    • Figure Xb) — you become aware of the undulations. You
    • to experience of the sound or tone as such, in the thus inwarded
    • of Will. Warmth is between the two. Even as Feeling is intermediate
    • between Thought and Will, so is the outer warmth in Nature
    • in the phenomena of Warmth.
    • will have seen that there is a way of uniting what we see outwardly
    • saying in effect: The War has clearly shewn that we have not yet
    • effective. At the beginning of the War we suffered greatly because

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