Transforming the Soul
vol. 1 (CW 58)
9 lectures, Munich and Berlin, December 2, 1909 – March 14, 1910 (CW 58)
In a refreshingly practical series of lectures, Rudolf Steiner speaks about the nature of the human soul and how it can be transformed and lifted to higher consciousness. He considers the spiritual significance of various expressions of human nature—laughing and weeping, sickness and health, error and mental disorder, positivity and negativity, and conscience. Steiner also discusses prayer, mysticism, the purpose of art, and the significance of language. Throughout these talks, he refers to many key historical figures, including Zarathustra, Socrates, Plato, Homer, Wagner, Goethe, Hegel, and Angelus Silesius.
See also the companion lecture course, Transforming the Soul: Volume 2.
This volume is a translation of Metamorphosen des Seelenlebens - Pfade der Seelenerlebnisse: Erster Teil (GA 58). A previous edition of this work: Metamorphoses of the Soul: Paths of Experience, vol. 1.
C O N T E N T S:
1. The Mission of Spiritual Science
2. The Mission of Anger
3. The Mission of Truth
4. The Mission of Reverence
5. Human Character
6. Asceticism and Illness
7. Characterizing Egoism
8. The Buddha and Christ
9. Observations about the Moon in the Light of Spiritual Science