This lecture is part of the collection "Cosmic New Year" by Rudolf Steiner. Steiner (1861-1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist. He gained initial recognition as a literary critic and cultural philosopher. At the beginning of the 20th century, he founded a spiritual movement, Anthroposophy. He is considered the father of Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophical medicine and spiritual science. Rudolf Steiner's early essay "The Spiritual Signature of the Present." Fichte and Hegel. The dogma of revelation and the dogma of mere sense experience. Lenin's social ideas. Spiritual science strives for a social order in which a balance exists between capacities and needs, i.e., between Lucifer and Ahriman. The characteristics of present East European culture (Lenin, Trotsky) with regard to the social sphere. In Middle Europe, the denial of the German spiritual life represented by Goethe and Schiller. Heinrich Deinhardt. The entire Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner are available from SteinerBooks.