Wonders of the World, Trials of the Soul, Revelations of the Spirit, a cycle of 10 lectures, Munich, Aug. 18-27, 1911 (CW 129) by Rudolf Steiner (also known as Ordeals of the Soul etc). [This is NOT the book currently listed [but not available] through Steinerbooks (rudolf steiner press) to which i do have a link but a much older translations co-published by them both in 1929 that is no longer available.] Many thanks to rudolf steiner lending library for having this available!


The Entire Book as Zip File

1. Lecture 1: The origin of dramatic art in European cultural life and the Mystery of Eleusis (August 18, 1911)

2. Lecture 2: The living reality of the spiritual world in Greek mythology and the threefold Hecate (August 19, 1911)

3. Lecture 3: Nature and spirit; Zeus, Poseidon, and Pluto as macrocosmic counterparts of the human bodily sheaths (August 20, 1911)

4. Lecture 4: Dionysos as the representative of the ego forces; the entry of the Christ impulse into human evolution and the activities of the planetary gods (August 21, 1911)

5. Lecture 5: The merging of ancient Hebrew and Greek currents in the Christ stream; Dionysos Zagreus and the younger Dionysos (August 22, 1911)

6. Lecture 6: The ego nature and the human form; Dionysos and his band of followers (August 23, 1911)

7. Lecture 7: The Dionysian Mysteries (August 24, 1911)

8. Lecture 8: The true meaning of ordeals of the soul; progressive gods and the backward beings; the Mystery of Golgotha (August 25, 1911)

9. Lecture 9: Eagle, Bull, and Lion currents; Sphinx and Dove; ego consciousness (August 26, 1911)

10. Lecture 10: The two poles of all soul ordeals; the macrocosmic Christ impulse in the meaning of St. Paul (August 27, 1911)