Conflict Between Materialism and Spiritual Life by Rudolf Steiner

(15 January 1917)

"Recapitulation of previous lecture. The battles of the fifth post -Atlantean period as expressions of the conflict between materialism and spiritual life. The spiritual world-view of the sixth post-Atlantean period. Echoes of the third and fourth post-Atlantean periods in the peoples of Europe. Italy-Spain; France. The British element as representative of the fifth post-Atlantean period. Development of the commercial, industrial element. This strives to dominate the world. The contrast between western commercial thinking and eastern (Russian-Slav) spiritual inclinations. Central European impulses: Luther, Huss, Wyclif, Zwingli, Kepler, Copernicus, Galileo-Lomonosov as bridges between East and West. Central Europe strives to find the spirit through the soul. The West seeks to prove the spirit through experiments. Bacon, Shakespeare, Jakob Bohme...

From "The Karma of Untruthfulness Volume 2 - CW 174"

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