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 Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture II: The basis of knowledge of the Gita, the Veda, Sankhya, Yoga.
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 monadic; so the separate soulmonads should, so to say, be thought of
 as a monad and all the differentiations of the soul are, as it were,
 Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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 described with the uniform word Monad. Leibnitz and Giordano
 Bruno spoke of Monads in this way. These Monads were the Realities I
 between one Monad and another — or at most by tacking on an
 attribute to the word: the Monads of the Exusiai, the Monads of men,
 the Monads of animals, and so on.
 And at last men lost the power even to speak about the Monads —
 Monad. We have not only to remember that the Monad is something
 further, we must not only remember the Monads, but we must understand
 (who have been rendered abstract as Monads and then have disappeared
 Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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 described with the uniform word Monad. Leibnitz and Giordano
 Bruno spoke of Monads in this way. These Monads were the Realities I
 between one Monad and another — or at most by tacking on an
 attribute to the word: the Monads of the Exusiai, the Monads of men,
 the Monads of animals, and so on.
 And at last men lost the power even to speak about the Monads —
 Monad. We have not only to remember that the Monad is something
 further, we must not only remember the Monads, but we must understand
 (who have been rendered abstract as Monads and then have disappeared
 Title: Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
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 which, as presented by him, shrinks into an animated ‘monad.’
 animate monad — in reality, nothing but an extended point.
 Title: Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
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 which, as presented by him, shrinks into an animated ‘monad.’
 animate monad — in reality, nothing but an extended point.
 Title: Perception of the Nature of Thought
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 in the world outside? Giordano Bruno, and Leibniz create the monad
 man as monad exist at the same time as a reality in the outer world?
 Title: Perception of the Nature of Thought
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 in the world outside? Giordano Bruno, and Leibniz create the monad
 man as monad exist at the same time as a reality in the outer world?
 Title: Geographic Medicine: Lecture I
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 spiritualists, pantheists, individualists, or monadists, and so on,
 pantheism, monadism, and so on as if they were simply different ways
 Title: Mission of FolkSouls (1929): Lecture 7
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 Monadology, which therefore conceives the origin and source of
 which we meet with the same thing again as monadology. This is the
 Title: Mission/Volksseelen: Siebenter Vortrag
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 von der Monadologic ausgeht, die also vorzugsweise in einer
 Monadologie entgegentritt. Das ist die eine Strömung,
 Title: Building Stones: Lecture Ten
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 and soul, of dissimilar monads existing and moving together
 Title: Therapeutic Insights: Lecture V
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 true the human being is a monad, but he is this in regard to
 the whole world, and this monadic quality must be brought
 Title: Evolution of Consciousness: Lecture I: First Steps towards Imaginative Knowledge
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 saying: “It is even possible that someone who loves lemonade
 just as though he were drinking lemonade. Autosuggestion has such
 lemonade, although he has none, I would reply: “Yes, that is
 with imaginary, autosuggested lemonade!” That is where the
 Title: Esoteric Lessons Part III: Muenchen, 93'13
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 atoms, monads. For instance Leibniz's philosophy is a
 monadologicalspiritual world view, and Haeckel's materialism is an
 Title: Imperialism: Lecture 2
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 the suggestion that when someone even thinks about lemonade he has a
 lemonade taste in the mouth.” I always answer that it's a
 matter of standing in reality. Of course the taste of lemonade can be
 Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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 their own independence, he terms Monads. By a Monad, he means
 divinity. All Monads are mirrors of the Universe. Thus
 many Monads, and in each Monad that was an individual Spirit,
 Such a Monad
 itself is composed of many Monads, not of one. If we
 body, but a system of Monads; these Monads cannot be clearly
 swarm; the chief Monad is the human soul. When the human soul
 other Monads which belong to the soul collect together and,
 by this, the existence of the ChiefMonad, of the Soul Monad,
 is made possible. When death approaches, the ChiefMonad
 discharges and disperses the other Monads.
 Giordano Bruno, birth is the assembling of many Monads round
 a ChiefMonad, while death is the separation of the inferior
 Monads from the ChiefMonad, so that the ChiefMonad may be
 able to take on another form. For each Monad is obliged to
 Renaissance relates to the Monads. The assembling of the
 Monads at birth and their dissolution at death refers to the
 Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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 their own independence, he terms Monads. By a Monad, he means
 divinity. All Monads are mirrors of the Universe. Thus
 many Monads, and in each Monad that was an individual Spirit,
 Such a Monad
 itself is composed of many Monads, not of one. If we
 body, but a system of Monads; these Monads cannot be clearly
 swarm; the chief Monad is the human soul. When the human soul
 other Monads which belong to the soul collect together and,
 by this, the existence of the ChiefMonad, of the Soul Monad,
 is made possible. When death approaches, the ChiefMonad
 discharges and disperses the other Monads.
 Giordano Bruno, birth is the assembling of many Monads round
 a ChiefMonad, while death is the separation of the inferior
 Monads from the ChiefMonad, so that the ChiefMonad may be
 able to take on another form. For each Monad is obliged to
 Renaissance relates to the Monads. The assembling of the
 Monads at birth and their dissolution at death refers to the
 Title: Mission/FolkSouls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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 in monadology or pluralism [Note
 more than one ultimate principle in ontology. Monadology: doctrine
 of monads as formulated by Leibnitz. Monism: the doctrine that
 monadology. This is the one current which, because it starts from
 pluralism or monadology can offer the greatest possible variety. It
 Title: Origin and Destination of Humanity: Lecture VII: The Spiritland
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 of the human being, which Giordano Bruno calls the monad, the highest
 Title: Origin and Destination of Humanity: Lecture XI: Origin and Goal of the Human Being
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 by a spiritual atmosphere where the monads, the spiritual human beings
 Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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 dual being, not a monad, but a dual being. The one member of
 never correctly represented when shown as a mere monad, but
 Title: Foundations of Esotericism: Contents
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 inner kernel of being (Monad) and physicalastral man; their various
 Fructification with the Spirit (Monad) in the Lemurian Age. The
 Sun and Moon. The Union of the human astral body with the Monad.
 Title: Lecture: Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture IX
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 on Old Sun and Manas on Old Moon. There was a time when the Monad
 its selfconstructed house. Now the Monad has descended to the fourth
 was once the case with the Monads, will enter into incarnation on the
 We are building the house for future Monads. A similar procedure took
 Title: Lecture: Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture XVI
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 man’, (as Monad) incarnated, went on all fours. Through the fact that
 the Monads incarnated in them, these beings gradually raised their
 beings who descended from the Nirvana plane. They are called Monads.
 the human being, is the Monad. Here something new enters into the
 Title: Lecture: Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture XXII
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 inner kernel of being (Monad) and physicalastral man; their various
 inner kernel of being which we call the Monad. We retain this kernel
 We must learn to know man as a duality: as the Monad and what clothes
 the Monad. We ask: How has the one and how has the other arisen? Where
 did the Monad live? Both have gone through different stages of
 among others the human Monads also, completely separated from the
 The Monads, which were already present in the astral air, could not
 taken place. The Monad has descended from the highest regions of
 met by the Monad on its descent into the astral world. This was in the
 Lemurian Age. Thus they could mutually fructify each other. The Monad
 another. What comes from above has the Monad within it. As though into
 can happen the Monad must develop a thirst to know the lower regions.
 This thirst must be taken for granted. As Monad one can only learn to
 the Monad. After the fourfold organism has come into being the Monad
 established between the Monad and everything that is in the
 surroundings. Through this the thirst of the Monad is partially
 entrance of the Monad, and the astral body gradually approaches
 From the time when the Monad enters, it brings about peace, to begin
 a reflection of these actions. The Monad has been drawn into the human
 in which the Monad begins to establish peace, it also begins to take
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 Title: Lecture: Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture XXIII
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 Fructification with the Spirit (Monad) in the Lemurian Age. The
 first time fructification with the Spirit, with the Monad became
 purified to receive the Monad. On the Moon the astral body was still
 bodies; had it been otherwise the Monads would not have been able to
 descending Monads. Then it was that human beings divided into two
 enough to have a body capable of receiving the Monads. The latter
 accordance with the Monad. The other forms which were less advanced
 failed to satisfy the descending Monad; hence they poured only a part
 Had all human beings been fructified with Monads, the whole human race
 that certain Monads refused to incarnate. From this, through
 Age did the Monads regret their previous refusal; they came down and
 had the Monads all entered into human forms at the right time, human
 about that certain Monads waited before incarnating. Through this the
 Jehovah all the Monads and physical man would be given over to the
 Title: Lecture: Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture XXVI
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 Sun and Moon. The Union of the human astral body with the Monad.
 Monads which were already present, but not yet connected with human
 the Monad into his progressively purified astral body. Had man taken
 the Monad into himself earlier, he would have received with it Manas,
 entered upon the Earth epoch. If man had simply taken up the Monads
 Title: Lecture: Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture XXIX
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 The spiritual process of the embedding of the Monad in the lower man
 inhaling of the Monad. In Hatha Yoga therefore the pupil goes through
 What outwardly is the body of oxygen is inwardly the Monad. As soon as
 oxygen appeared on the Earth the Monad had the possibility of
 incarnating. It is an attempt to possess the Monad when the pupil
 Monad. Oxygen therefore in the Lemurian Age formed the body for the
 Title: Initiation/Passing Moment: Lecture IV
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 you have a far better definition of what is called a monad than can be
 monad is, that is, a selfenclosed being, a being carrying itself. It
 Title: Occult History: Lecture 3
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 — as above explained, they are the same unbroken Rays (Monads),
 Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture IV
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 The atom is still a monad; in his writings, it is still something
 mathematical manner of thought, so he animated the atoms into monads
 Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture V
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 out of the living monad, two atoms have originated. Further, he would
 Title: Lecture II: Human and Cosmic Thought
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 is a “Monad”. And he said to himself: “There must
 be many Monads, and Monads of the most varied capabilities. If I had
 here a bell, there would be many monads in it — as in a swarm
 of midges — but they would be monads that had never come even
 so far as to have sleepconsciousness, monads that are almost
 within themselves. There are monads that dream; there are monads that
 develop waking ideas within themselves; in short, there are monads of
 “Monad” — that is, he conceives of it only as
 develop Monadism.” Monadism is an abstract Spiritism.
 But there can be persons who do not rise to the level of the Monads;
 Monadism and Dynamism to Realism again.
 Title: Lecture III: Human and Cosmic Thought
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 Realism, Dynamism, Monadism, Spiritism, Pneumatism, Psychism,
 inclination towards the constellation of Monadism. Then he would not,
 is really “will”; he would take many “monads”,
 which are, however, willentities. This world of monadic voluntarism
 Monadism. If we had the time, we could mention examples for each
 Scorpio, Monadism as Sagittarius, Spiritism as
 great men. Thus, for example, Hamerling is an outandout Monadist or
 a monadologistic Voluntarist; Schopenhauer is a pronounced
 Title: Lecture II: Human and Cosmic Thought
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 is a “Monad”. And he said to himself: “There must
 be many Monads, and Monads of the most varied capabilities. If I had
 here a bell, there would be many monads in it — as in a swarm
 of midges — but they would be monads that had never come even
 so far as to have sleepconsciousness, monads that are almost
 within themselves. There are monads that dream; there are monads that
 develop waking ideas within themselves; in short, there are monads of
 “Monad” — that is, he conceives of it only as
 develop Monadism.” Monadism is an abstract Spiritism.
 But there can be persons who do not rise to the level of the Monads;
 Monadism and Dynamism to Realism again.
 Title: Lecture III: Human and Cosmic Thought
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 Realism, Dynamism, Monadism, Spiritism, Pneumatism, Psychism,
 inclination towards the constellation of Monadism. Then he would not,
 is really “will”; he would take many “monads”,
 which are, however, willentities. This world of monadic voluntarism
 Monadism. If we had the time, we could mention examples for each
 Scorpio, Monadism as Sagittarius, Spiritism as
 great men. Thus, for example, Hamerling is an outandout Monadist or
 a monadologistic Voluntarist; Schopenhauer is a pronounced
 Title: Metaporphoses/Soul One: Lecture 2: The Mission of Anger
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 thought of lemonade so vividly that he would experience its taste on his
 imaginary lemonade would quench his thirst is another question. The boundary
 Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Contents
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 mysticism and of a monadical view.
 Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 3: What is Mysticism?
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 monadology — to all mysticism. They reached the view that the world is
 founded on the activities of a multiplicity of monads, or spiritual
 And this reciprocal activity of monads, a world of monads or spiritual
 monads. Mysticism leads to unity because the ego works in our inner being as
 necessity to multiplicity, plurality, monadology, and thus to the view that
 the external world leads to a multiplicity of monads. But it is only our way
 opposite of monadology, or pluralism, which derives from observing and
 Title: The Building at Dornach: Lecture II
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 — and also the Monad theory. Leibnitz wrote in French;
 Title: Karmic Relationships, Volume I: Lecture XI
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 Spinoza — pantheist and monotheist; Leibniz — monadist,
 Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course II: Lecture III: The Epistemological Basis of Theosophy III
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 the appearance points to its being. Herbart tries to solve the problem monadologically,
 Kantianism who impartially thinks monadologically. All philosophers who thought
 that they have thought monadologically that they have considered the thinking
 Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course III  Lecture I: Theosophical Teachings of the Soul. Part I: Body and Soul
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 developed concerning his external appearance how he has become how the monad
 Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course V  Lecture II: What Do Our Scholars Know about Theosophy?
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 speaks about moving atoms, then that cleverly thoughtout construction of monads
 Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 9: The Essence and Task of Freemasonry from the Point of View of Spiritual Science  3
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 monads, condensed electricity. In that moment when human beings
 Title: Eurythmy as Visible Singing: Lecture 1: The Experience of Major and Minor
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 people, while for the more abstemious I ought perhaps to say lemonade’!
 Title: Preparing for a New Birth
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 the very thought of drinking lemonade can fill us with the
 feeling of drinking a real lemonade. It is true that there are
 people so sensitive that they can taste lemonade in their
 mouths when they think about lemonade. This seems to be a good
 by the mere thought of lemonade! Mere thoughts do not become
 like an imaginary lemonade. But it need not remain so, for it
 Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture VIII: Voltaire
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 imagines the own soul as a monad. Although he imagines the
 imagines it as ensouled by monads.
 1710) also imagines the soul as a monad, and he
 combination of monads. If we look into anything of nature, we
 find the underlying ensouled monads. What we see is for Leibniz
 it. He was able to do this only if he imagined it as a monad
 among monads. Hence, he differentiates monads vaguely living
 from day to day, then sleeping, then dreaming monads, then
 Title: Cosmic Prehistory: Lecture II: Lucifer and Ahriman
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 then Ahriman tugs us by one ear; if we become monadists, onesided monadists,
 explaining the world out of many, many atoms or monads only, without
 pluralists, monadists, then the man who is actually disputing is generally
 or some other monadist, —Lucifer is there and whispers all the
 Title: Human History: Lecture XII: Copernicus and His Time in the Light of Spiritual Science
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 both called a monad. What is a monad? Something of which one
 Leibniz even a monad includes something like a reflection of
 dry abstraction that the monad is a reflection of the universe.
 his philosophy that imagines the world composed of monads, we
 shrunk to the miserable monad in the age of Copernicus. The
 the poorness of the monad for the soul only. Now a few
 different from the contents of the shrivelled monad.
 Title: Answers to Big Questions: Lecture I: The Nature of Spiritual Science and Its Significance for the Present
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 ensoulment of the whole starts from these, or even monads
 Now some of these monads or starting points are — as
 monads, world souls, like ant monads, ant souls, and that both
 blossoms. You may call this an idea or a monad as you want, I
 Title: Answers to Big Questions: Lecture VII: How Does One Attain Knowledge of the Spiritual World?
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 drinking lemonade also feels the taste of the lemonade on his
 be that somebody who has no lemonade before himself also feels
 lemonade, but I would like to see once whether anybody has
 extinguished his thirst with an only imagined lemonade. Then
 Title: The Apocalypse: Lecture XIV
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 monad are united in men through the integration of these into
 Title: Esoteric Development: Lecture X: The Three Decisions on the Path of Imaginative Cognition
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 the philosopher Leibnitz, an emphatically monadological thinker who
 did not seek for unity but for the many “Monads” who to
 Title: Thomas Aquinas: Lecture III: Thomism in the Present Day
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 everything to individual worldmonads, which are really
 spiritual points, the monads. Individuality is saved,
 but only in the form of the monads, in the form, as it were, of
 Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture VI: SpiritualScientific Results about the Ideas of Immortality and the Social Life
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 are pantheists, monadists, or monists or some other
 Title: Redemption of Thinking: Lecture III:
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 monads which are actually spiritual. Leibniz towers above the
 points, monads. The spiritual individuality is confirmed, but
 it is confirmed only in the form of the monad, in the form of a
 Title: Reincarnation and Karma: Lecture II
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 could be so vivid that one could even imagine lemonade so strongly
 reflection that if anyone wishes to show by the example of lemonade
 to try not only to imagine lemonade, but to quench his thirst with
 purely imaginary lemonade! Then he would see that it cannot be done.
 Title: Destinies of Individuals and Nations: Lecture 8: Three Decisions on the Path to Imaginative Perception
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 monadologist. He sought not unity, but the many monads
 Title: Destinies of Individuals and Nations: Notes
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 According to Leibniz, monads are the ultimate
 God and human souls are considered monads in this
 Title: Truths and Errors: Lecture IV: Truths of Spiritual Research
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 are, for example, persons who feel the taste of a lemonade if
 can still distinguish an only imagined lemonade from a real
 with an imagined lemonade. There is such an objection also
 Title: Truths and Errors: Lecture VII: The Questions of Life and the Riddle of Death  1
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 the refreshing effect of a lemonade. Yes — but one cannot
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