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  • Title: Foreword: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • first had to be rekindled and awakened in our time — a
    • light of spiritual knowledge, and we who have received this
    • knowledge which has plunged most deeply into agnostic
    • dissatisfied with the ways of knowledge of the immediate
    • as nothing was held valid as “secure knowledge”
    • of spiritual knowledge touched me deeply. There were
    • knowledge seemed to me to find expression in such men as
    • weight, constitute genuine knowledge. Men did not venture to
    • thought which have led to it. The time was calling, yet
    • called in vain, for a clear recognition of this kind. The
    • orientation of our faculties of knowledge towards the outer
    • our deeper, latent faculties of knowledge the same
    • to me, that in our striving after knowledge we should arrive
    • knowledge in its many aspects. Here I set forth, what in the
    • at the very least some knowledge of the anthroposophical
    • described in Anthroposophia; also a knowledge of
    • “to awaken in themselves the faculties of knowledge for
  • Title: Prefatory Note: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • deep into the central issues of our life of knowledge
  • Title: First Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • the quest of so-called “causes” in Nature, which Science
    • tries to form ideas about the so-called causes that are supposed to
    • researches into Nature he does not try to proceed from the so-called
    • “known” to the so-called “unknown”. He always
    • so-called “known” to an “unknown” of any
    • properly be called “Laws of Nature”. He is not looking
    • referring to what we do in “Phoronomy” so-called, or
    • remember the so-called Parallelogram of forces, (
    • a different force than when I pulled direct from a to
    • length of this line. Having pulled in the first instance from a
    • I pulled simultaneously with forces represented by the lines a
    • — the thing is actually pulled from a to b
    • what is called matter to be thus sub-divided, In terms of this
    • outwardly real if I want to approach what is called
    • of knowledge.
    • actually come into play until the requisite conditions are fulfilled
    • so-called Nature there is nothing in the proper sense un-living. The
    • not make do with such an outlook. What was called
  • Title: Second Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • put a vessel there, filled up to here with water, so that the object
    • get the loss of weight exactly. You know this is called the law of
    • embrace also the knowledge of the physical. In the human being we
    • Nature. We need a knowledge with a strongly spiritual content,
    • heavy matter eliminated, and for our brain we are thereby enabled, to
    • which comes about when we open our eyes and are in a light-filled
    • have to speak of how and why it is that we see the so-called white
    • luminous circle; it is compelled to deviate from its path. How have
    • at an angle to form a wedge. This hollow prism is then filled with
    • completely filled with colours, The displaced patch of light now
    • inserted: here however it works independently. The space is filled by
  • Title: Third Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • Do not be troubled if this is so; you will understand it better by
    • spatially formal, and kinematical. Called on to try and think in
    • IIId), filled with liquid — water, for example. On the
    • speaking — the so-called sclerotic and the transparent portion
    • so-called choroid, containing blood-vessels. Thirdly we get the
    • inner-most layer, the retina so-called, which is continued into the
    • lens is the so-called aqueous humour. Thus when the light gets into
  • Title: Fourth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • can observe through the whole range of so-called optics or Theory of
    • IVb). The other pole is thus revealed. This therefore is the
    • prism — will then be called the “subjective”
    • When one light rushes into another the light is cancelled
    • that the more bodies are being hurled in a particular direction, the
    • they assumed that waves of this kind are also kindled in the ether.
    • alternations of light patches and dark. The so-called wave-theory of
    • adding things out of the blue, of which man has no knowledge. Of
  • Title: Fifth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • alchemy was still pursued to some extent, they spoke of so-called
    • of it what was then called “Bologna stone”. When he
    • then investigated in many ways and were called
    • of that time, you need not take it to mean what is called
    • a so-called “body” flowing through space with a certain
    • the sharp dividing line between what is generally called
    • and the same element with the so-called bodies whenever we behold
    • common to us and the things outside us — the so-called bodies.
    • You may imagine therefore: Say you have gradually filled the dark
    • room with light, the space becomes filled with something — call
    • they subsist, in the so-called bodies. We see the ghostly, spectral
    • knowledge you have no alternative, but must say to yourselves: The
  • Title: Sixth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • draw the so-called “normal at the point of incidence”. If
    • the very outset we have it settled in our mind that the one and only
    • filled with light it is always filled with light of a certain
    • intensity; so likewise, when a space is filled with darkness, it is
    • filled with darkness of a certain intensity. We must proceed from the
    • abstract but is in some specific way positively filled with light or
    • negatively filled with darkness. Thus we may be confronting a space
    • that is filled with light and we shall call it “qualitatively
    • positive”. Or we may be confronting a space that is filled with
    • given up to a light-filled space and to a darkness-filled space. We
    • we may compare the feeling we have, when given up to a light-filled
    • kind of enrichment when in a light-filled space. We draw the light
    • us, making us give of ourselves. So at long last we are led to say:
    • kinship between the condition space is in when filled with darkness
    • to recognize the following, When we are in a light-filled space we do
    • in a way unite with this light-filled space. Something in us swings
    • out into the light-filled space and unites with it. But we need only
    • invite us to assume that space is filled with “ether”,
    • out of your living organism as a whole, so too this so-called
    • so-called inorganic Nature, treating it then as something
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  • Title: Seventh Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • coloured shadows, as they are called.
    • objective phenomenon of the green is called forth. Now side by side
    • one case, what would be called an “objective”
    • evoked or “required” (gefordert), — called forth
    • called forth as an after-image by the eye, has no foundation in any
    • which have claimed all the knowledge of the soul and Spirit for
    • derived from it the so-called “mechanical equivalent of
  • Title: Eighth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • domain. They also became attentive to the so-called phenomena of
    • Mersenne, who made important researches on what is called the
    • itself directly into movement in the instruments called pipes.
    • place in ‘longitudinal’ waves, as they are called. This
    • then put a very light and mobile dust into the tube that is filled
    • I am led to the conclusion that all your inner being and life of
    • so-called physical Nature. A few days ago we were demonstrating and
    • bones or ossicles, called hammer, anvil and stirrup from their
    • system of ossicles to the inner ear. There is the so-called
    • cochlea, filled with a kind of fluid, and here the auditory nerve
    • path. We can have no real knowledge of these things if we relate
    • element in human thinking. If such demands are unfulfilled, we only
  • Title: Ninth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • scientific knowledge. Now to prepare for tomorrow, I must today
    • emerged from a more detailed observation of these phenomena. The
    • from the so-called Leyden Jar. This is a vessel with an
    • electrification is called frictional electricity, since the force,
    • electricity”, what is called “contact
    • led upon the one hand to the great triumphs in materialistic
    • is, the 19th century was chiefly filled with the idea that we must
    • foundation of all the so-called “forces of Nature”. It
    • especially this so-called transformation of Nature's forces on
    • between the diverse forces of Nature so-called, — trying to
    • of some genius, discovered the so-called electric waves —
    • currents as they are called. Only to indicate it roughly: the flow
    • idea of 19th century physicists was once again fulfilled to some
    • air or gas, called for more detailed study, in which many
    • which here revealed itself, proved to be very different from what
    • wave-movements through the ether. What here revealed itself was
    • your knowledge of these things; I cannot go into them all from the
    • this kind led Crookes and others to the idea that what is there in
    • magnetic force. Crookes therefore called that which is shot across
    • Crookes called it “radiant matter”. As a result of the
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  • Title: Tenth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • period has been in Physics. Impelled by the very facts that have
    • which the air or gas was highly rarefied, led scientists to see in
    • radiation emerged. The first to be discovered were the so-called
    • through the tube, we are now getting the so-called cathode rays. We
    • the other pole and that are called “canal rays”. You
    • revealed in that the glass becomes fluorescent when we send the
    • somehow compelled to bring more movement into our geometrical and
    • process of knowledge you are connecting, what arises from within
    • observe the spiritual nor the soul) is but the outer, so-called
    • so-called material element, but also what in the case of sound and
    • feel impelled to expand what in the other case you concentrated

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