This uncomfortable world-conception

Human beings must embark upon the unpleasant task of abandoning the mode of thinking which the universities produce in the so-called educated classes today; a time must come when a number of human beings declare themselves ready to accept this uncomfortable world-conception which takes its direction, its concepts, its ideas, from the spiritual world. For men must not, dare not, linger in the condition of sleep that is so congenial to those abstract concepts for which the age of materialism strives and then calls “noble.”

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 178 – Behind the Scenes of External Happenings – Zurich, 6th November 1917

Translated by Dorothy S. Osmond & Owen Barfield

Previously posted on February 7, 2016