87. EL, Muenchen, 8-26-'11
sisters and brothers! It's our duty to call on the spirit of
the day of whom we must hope that he'll help us in our esoteric
strivings (Verse for Saturday.)
time we saw that the etheric body pours out into space. This
spiritual space is filled by good and gad beings of all kinds with
whom we get together, with whom our etheric body becomes connected.
Different spirits work down in each age, and the same beings
aren't active in all places at the same time.
who's in Asia has Europe in the west; in Europe, he has Asia in
the east The spheres of various beings bound his individual spiritual
space at various places. But in the spiritual space where a man
stays, there's an empty place, as it were, that's as if
separated from spiritual beings — which is filled by the man
himself. The streams that work through his four-folded being hold
wanted to draw the way these good and bad beings work in space and
how the space where a man is, is separate, one would get the
following occult sign: (a regular pentagram inscribed in a
It's mainly the Spirits of Form who are now at work, but they
can't press into the human being. It's the angels,
archangels, and spirits of personality who work in there. Only angels
can work throughout the space of this five-pointed star. If we want
to indicate how far the archangels can work in, then we must separate
this pentagram (blue) that we already looked in (Wonders of the
World, 8-20-'11). They don't go into this pentagon but
only into the five triangles (yellow.)
want to show how far the spirits of personality can work in, we must
draw a circle around the five-pointed star. If we stretch out our
arms and think of a circle going all around from head to fingertips
to toe-tips, then the spirits of personality can only go into the
parts that are bounded by the head, stretched out arms, and the
particular arc of the circle, etc. (green.)
of Form can't get to the man anymore; at the circle,
they're repelled by the forces that work in a four-membered
human being. Now when the etheric body expands during meditation
it's in all of these beings and facts that are outside the
circle, out to the stars; it's poured out over everything
without a gap. If one followed it with one's clairvoyant gaze,
one wouldn't see that it stopped anywhere, or it's
a pupil still has qualities such as dishonesty, pride, etc., as was
mentioned last time, then the qualities go out into spiritual space
with the etheric body. And if there's a bad being here or
there, the bad part in us feels related and attracted by it. The
astral body goes into spiritual space with the etheric body. The
intellectual, thinking part of the astral body expands out of the
upper tip, the feeling part right and left form the middle tips, and
the willing part downwards from the star's two other tips.
astral body doesn't remain as continuous as the etheric body in
this expansion; pieces can separate that we can then see and follow
out there in space. If we have a relation to such a bad being
who's staying out there in space, part of our astral body gets
stuck to this being and connects itself with it through its wish
nature — it separates from the astral body. The latter breaks up
into many little pieces. Thus we have parts of our astral body
scattered in space that seem to be individual beings during our
meditation, but we don't know that they really belong to us,
and this leads to error and deception. However there are threads
between these parts of our astral body; they're bound to each
other and to the pentagram. This connection is produced by the
the mystery of Golgotha, a man had to be very bad to lose control
over these scattered astral pieces. Other beings took care of this.
After the Event of Golgotha, a man is supposed to exercise this
control out of his I.
quite advanced esoterics can err by not seeing these connections
correctly. To prevent this, an esoteric must devote himself to study.
Thereby he gets to know what's in spiritual space, the
earth's condition during Saturn, Sun, Moon and earth evolution,
the beings and hierarchies that worked in to create man and to make
him the way he is now, and so his ego can control the connection
between the various parts of his astral body and is thereby protected
from error and illusion.
esoteric shouldn't study for himself out of curiosity or the
like; he must make concentrated study his duty for the sake of
man's and the earth's evolution. And when we've
gotten to know our own being through intensive study, when we thereby
know how and through what it has arisen, we then get a sacred feeling
about this. We express this feeling in the statement: We're
born from God If we permeate ourselves with this feeling in a very
intimate way and we let the etheric streams(which we spoke of in the
exoteric lecture on the etherization of the blood, where etheric
streams go up from the heart to the head, glow and shine around the
brain and activate the pineal bland) light up like flames in which
everything personal is suppressed, if we sense that we must merge
with the feeling that we want to completely sacrifice our own self,
like spirits, as Christ sacrificed himself for world
evolution — then we learn to express this feeling in the
statement: we die in Christ.
then the certainty lights up in us that we ascend to the spirit,
resurrect in the spirit.
Deo nascimur, In Christo morimur, Per Spiritum Sanctum
reviviscimus. That's the exoteric saying of the
esoteric says this verse, he doesn't say the word Christ, but
just lets the feeling speak.
(Extract) It's wrong to say that a particular live personality
is the incarnation of this or that being, even if it's true.
It's one of the most important occult laws to not make such
pronouncements about living personalities in public. Things are
somewhat different in an esoteric class, where one can sense the
effect this has and how it's taken in by individuals.