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  • Title: Chapter: About the Author, the People, and the Background of this Book
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    • of tribulation Eckhart conceives may happen to one: damage to external goods,
    • externally, nobody can take away the spiritual joy of our oneness with God,
    • Visited by these dire external events, harassed by doubt and insecurity on
    • religious life but without subjecting themselves to any external rule or
    • distinguished, at least externally.
    • While the external events of Weigel's life are few and somewhat unimpressive
    • external preaching, have their place; they testify to the real Treasure.
    • World; second, the dark world and the source of fire; third, the external,
    • Rudolf Steiner once observed that “External events, which at first glance
  • Title: Chapter: Agrippa of Nettesheim and Theophrastus Paracelsus
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    • this when I interpret a process of the external world in an immediately
    • the delusion of those who see in external events direct spiritual processes,
    • in external facts prophetic hints about the future, etc. Agrippa proceeds to
    • nothing but facts of external and internal experience that Paracelsus wants to
  • Title: Chapter: Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa
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    • not only elucidates the external world but also procures for man that
    • applicable to external things. What is sensory in a thing always remains
    • external to us. Therefore into our cognition we can only receive images of
    • cognition, focused as it is upon the external in things, an exhaustive
    • external thing is given in the experience, that one has knowledge of it.
    • to its external import, without the consciousness of how it was acquired. It
    • external experience ends. Human cognition could not be permitted to produce
    • external, supernatural revelation. — One can therefore interpret the
    • external revelation, come to the aid of knowledge. — Nicolas of Cusa thus
    • divided into what mediates a knowledge of external things, and what is
    • spiritual gaze away from external things and looks at himself, at his own
    • this at one time with regard to their external appearance, at the other time
    • themselves that at a certain stage they appear only as external objects; rather
    • he can reach the stage at which things cease to be external.
    • of us; we know only the effects which external processes bring forth in us.
    • external causes, and the way such an effect manifests itself is of course
    • the external influence by which it is caused, it can be considered as a
    • me. All our perceptions are only signs of external processes, the
    • the external process, which is unknown to us, into the perception
    • perceptions, and to look for something “external” corresponding to
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  • Title: Chapter: Epilogue
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    • being, and has endeavored to grasp in thought the external, sensory existence
    • experience the spirit within ourselves we do not require one in external
    • “deeper,” “spiritual” nature of things in the external
  • Title: Chapter: The Friendship with God
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    • survey simultaneously the external world and ourselves in interplay. Is not
    • external world? That which judges here, which gathers insights, is no longer
    • individual in external appearance when I have thus torn down the barrier, so
    • is the external, animal sensual man; the other is the internal, rational
    • him beyond it. He must have confidence in something no science of external
    • external circumstances and relate the inner soul processes of the “master”
    • he was born and when he died, and what he did in the external life. That the
    • by external revelations, by spirit-like visions. But he clearly expresses
    • For them what men can see always remains something external,
    • them externally from one side or another. Ruysbroeck believed that the
    • only that the soul could illuminate the content of an external teaching
  • Title: Chapter: Giordano Bruno and Angelus Silesius
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    • within him; he has only experienced the external manifestation of the spirit
    • the spirit with the external mechanical functions by means of which Raimon Lull
    • in God, and God in myself.” — “The rose which your external eye
    • compelled by something from the outside. But when everything external has flowed
    • and the goal.” — Now all externally imposed moral norms cease to
  • Title: Chapter: Introduction
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    • externally, in the spirit and in nature: whence he comes, of what he is made,
    • similar to knowledge through external senses, or through some other means
    • in one case its object is something situated in the external world, in the
    • perception to external objects and listen only to that which then sounds in
    • only communications about an object external to ourselves; we are of the
    • same way as do external objects. If we have the new sense we know that its
    • perceptions are quite different from those which refer to external objects.
    • longer the isolated being which it is in external space. It becomes a part of
    • intercourse with the external world, in its spirituality. Because of this,
    • external perception can give. The simple process of throwing a stone, and my
    • me upon something which confronts me in the external world. And this process
    • of the external world is integrated into the pre-existing intellectual
    • this sense to the things of the external world thus becomes apparent to me.
    • inner sense lets the external sensory existence arise within it as a
    • spiritual essence on a higher level. An external thing is completely known
    • this way. Every external thing is thus integrated with a spiritual content,
    • what the external senses and the analytic intellect perceive, not all of the
    • in the outside world, just as do the objects of external perception
    • remains unknown to external experience then becomes clear.
    • Thus the inner life of man not only elucidates itself, but also external
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  • Title: Chapter: Meister Eckhart
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    • so.” This is in the sense of the Evangelist, who refers us to the external
    • for the sake of external riches and of internal solace; but these people do
    • in a higher light. He therefore does not think that he needs an external
    • external to internal perception: “Here you must know that the masters say
    • that in each man there are two kinds of men: one is called the external man,
    • not use the faculties of the soul in the external man any more than is
    • external world. Your eye tells you what a color is like; nothing that your
    • same spiritual nature as I myself. The boundary between me and the external
    • separated from the external world insofar as I am a sensory thing among
    • the external world by ascribing to them qualities of a psychical nature,
    • view says: When he confronts us externally, we perceive only sensory
    • perceived externally, so all other beings must have one too. This is the
    • view. That part of a plant which I perceive externally must in the same way
    • developed inner sense really offers. The spiritual content of an external
    • to the external perception. It is no more this than is the spirit of another
    • perceive the physical content through the external senses. And what I call
    • interior to external things, I am in fact indulging in idle fancy. My
    • the external man, then I shall compare the hinge to the inner man. Now when the
    • sees with the external senses, and with the logical intellect, which orders
    • in themselves. The external senses and the ordering intellect separate the
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  • Title: Chapter: Valentin Weigel and Jacob Boehme
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    • external creed. For them it is not the Jesus whom the Gospels preach who is
    • conviction that everything external things have to tell us can only flow out
    • within man. Hence there can be no external revelation, but only an inner
    • awakening. And as the external counterpart waits until man confronts it, in
    • felicity in Adam.” It is only in external similes that Boehme can intimate
    • for him, but is pursued and tormented by those to whom only the external
    • by means of the primordial foundation. “The external world is not God,
    • earth and also the external world, then this is true; for everything has its
    • live in an external struggle of its parts; like a uniformly shining

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