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Secrets of the Threshold

(CW 147)

Rudolf Steiner Translated by Ruth Pusch

168 pp.  
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"



Published:  June 1987


8 lectures in Munich, August 24-31, 1913 (CW 147)

Topics in these eight lectures include:
  • Lecture 1, the first reference to eurhythmy; deals with the fourth mystery play, The Souls' Awakening.
  • Lecture 2: Ahriman and Lucifer are both necessary and cannot be driven away, but must be balanced.
  • Lecture 3: Elemental world; the first condition is the ability to transform into a foreign being.
  • Lecture 4: In ascent from elemental world to spiritual world; everything of the sensory world must be abandoned.
  • Lecture 5: Professor Capesius.
  • Lecture 6: Roman letter Ahriman.
  • Lecture 7: No royal road; each soul has a unique path.
  • Lecture 8: Lucifer and Ahriman change their roles in different epochs.

This book is a translation from German of Die Geheimnisse der Schwelle (GA147).

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