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The Rudolf Steiner Archive

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The Universal Human
Various GAs

In these lectures, Rudolf Steiner describes the evolutionary task facing contemporary humanity as it prepares to enter the sixth epoch. In the past, human souls felt a strong connection with the group soul to which they belonged. Today, all “group soul” characteristics — such as race and nation — must be stripped off.

Of the last lecture, Rudi Lissau writes: “No anthroposophist should approach racial problems without first pondering this lecture and its implications.”

Translated by Gilbert Church, and edited by Sabine H. Seiler. The original translation was from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. Published here with the permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

I.Individuality and the Group-Soul December 04, 1909
II.The God Within and the God of Outer Revelation December 07, 1909
III.The Lord of the Soul December 12, 1910
IV.The Universal Human: The Unification of Humanity Through the Christ Impulse January 09, 1916