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  • Title: Chapter: About the Author, the People, and the Background of this Book
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    • being. The new cosmopolitanism, the recovery of the art and philosophy of
    • himself, and of his intrinsic worth as a being among other beings. The
    • subtle arguments to simple, aphoristic form resulted in his being understood by
    • Thus the Friends of God came into being. It was a free association of human
    • beings in the sense that it was not a sect, had no dogma, no common form of
    • cross in the likeness of a seraphic being with six wings. On each pair of
    • places to see the life that was being lived there. One day two young
    • being of everything in creation. This is comparable to Paracelsus' observation:
    • the Being of Beings, both the Byss and Abyss the eternal generation of the
    • the Being of God.”
    • being his teaching of the infinity of the universe.
    • was burning, he said, Something will come into being. And what was
    • destined to come into being, what drew forth the cry, You can put me to death,
  • Title: Chapter: Agrippa of Nettesheim and Theophrastus Paracelsus
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    • said that he acquired money under the pretext of being adept in secret arts,
    • being spiritual. I must not seek the spirit as such in nature. I do
    • the senses by means of forces and beings which in turn are only spatial and
    • with mere sensory beings one satisfies one's need for the presence of the
    • attempt to explain the phenomena of nature by spiritual beings which haunt
    • to be a single, solitary being, standing by itself. Indeed, this is the true
    • nature of man, that he must feel himself as being something other than what,
    • is, but he is this as a repetition, as a separate being. This is the
    • appears to be bound to a single being, to a single organism. By its whole
    • which appears to us as a natural being among other natural beings, and which
    • is just like all other natural beings; into our hidden nature, which is a
    • interrelationship between beings in nature that is obscured by the higher
    • first of all a physical-corporeal being; hence he is subject to the same
    • sense being. He combines his sensory impressions in a rational manner by
    • beings from the primordial matter, this is only to be understood in somewhat
    • of spiritual beings. But like Paracelsus, one who knows how to look at such
  • Title: Chapter: Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa
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    • content of the teachings of theology came into being little by little
    • of as being outside of it. But what the spirit forms in itself concerning
    • be said that God is. For “being” too is a concept which man
    • being” and “not-being.” Thus the God to Whom we ascribe
    • Nicolas of Cusa. First of all, man lives as a separate (individual) being
    • among other separate beings. To the influences which the other beings
    • Through his senses he receives impressions of the other beings, and he works
    • sensory being he himself accomplishes his transformation into a higher
    • being, from this it follows that he can never replace the one cognition by the
    • directly perceive. For example, I hear a piano being played in the next room.
    • Therefore I assume that a human being with spatial dimensions sits at the
    • time being, people like Haeckel and thousands of his kind philosophize merrily
    • into the fact that as a sensory being man can have within himself only
    • dimly feels his connection with the totality of the universe. He is a being
  • Title: Chapter: Epilogue
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    • fashion, the sequence of beings in its development up to man. — And the
    • being, and has endeavored to grasp in thought the external, sensory existence
    • sought the spiritual where alone it is to be found: within the human being.
    • being. — I hear a shrill dissonance when the facts of natural science in
  • Title: Chapter: The Friendship with God
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    • is a merely natural being. And since he felt himself to be a curator of the
    • natural being of man and the seeing of God, which arises in a natural way
    • an individual being, a creature of nature. And no science can reveal
    • natural being if he looks at himself in interaction with the rest of nature;
    • and he is wholly a spiritual being if he considers the state to which his
    • we always remain individual human beings. But nevertheless, universal nature
    • insists upon not being confused with those who declare the interior of man
    • natural existence. Natural science examines the development of living beings
    • further by life; something new must come into being through this further
    • would regard being a fish as the sense of life. It would say: The universal
    • as something that is outside of him; he wants to treat God as a Being that
    • “The complete is a being which comprises and embraces all beings in itself
    • and in its being, and without and outside which there is no true being, and
    • in which all things have their being; for it is the being of all things and
    • in which the complete is to be known, creature-ness, being created, I,
    • being, life, knowledge, insight, capacity, in short all that one should call
    • being and his selfhood and himself, and goes out of himself, there God
    • enters with His own Being, that is with His Selfhood.” (Chapter 24.) Man
    • your eyes to the being in its pure and bare simplicity, so that you may
    • abandon this and that partial being. Take only being in itself, which is
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  • Title: Chapter: Giordano Bruno and Angelus Silesius
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    • which, in the pure ether beyond the moon, seemed to be a spiritual being
    • earth which appeared to man as being different, he could now attribute only
    • think of other beings as endowed with a soul like man, is to misunderstand
    • One) one has the impression that he thought of things as being animated,
    • “gaseous vertebrate,” but as a being like the human soul. “A
    • like a spiritual being, and what he utters is like the breath of another
    • the All in this way, every separation between himself and another being ceases;
    • one, he himself truly does not know his wealth.” — As a sensory being
    • a divine, universal spirit which could have its being and continuance above
    • longer if even a single part of its being were imagined as absent. “There
  • Title: Chapter: Introduction
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    • me too. They have their being in themselves. What does it mean if with their
    • longer the isolated being which it is in external space. It becomes a part of
    • the All-I; all beings do not appear in subordination to a separate, limited
    • because everyone is an individual, distinct being beside and together with
    • others. These other beings act upon him through his organs. From the
    • premises that something appears in man without which an external being cannot
    • a rational meaning? Would freedom of willing then consist in being able to
    • the regularity of his actions as being his own, has overcome the compulsion
  • Title: Chapter: Meister Eckhart
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    • cannot shut me out. In the same act the Holy Ghost receives its being, and
    • Holy Ghost does not take its being from me it does not take it from God
    • into self-contemplation, and from the depths of your being God will shine upon
    • perceived externally, so all other beings must have one too. This is the
    • world, namely my own, I can only imagine the inner world of other beings to
    • entry, the “spark of the soul.” The place within the human being where
    • individual human being from other things; they make of him an individual in
    • man illuminated by the “spark” ceases to be an individual being. He
    • That it is he as an individual being who perceives,
    • extinction of the individual being: “It must therefore be known that to
    • His life and in His being, in His nature and in His divinity; everything
    • in itself. It must annihilate itself as an individual being. Meister Eckhart
    • His nature and in His being and His divinity, and yet He is not the soul.
    • be accomplished by a seeing and not by a being. His being cannot be our
    • being, but is to be our life.” Not an already existing life
    • — a being (Wesung) — is to be understood in the logical sense;
  • Title: Preface: Preface to the First Edition, 1901
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    • one can hardly condemn me as an adherent of Jesuitism without being
    • appeared I was in need of being judged like the
  • Title: Chapter: Valentin Weigel and Jacob Boehme
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    • evil or the repugnant into itself ... Every being has good and evil within
    • and in eternity is not to be called God, but is only a being in which God
    • lightning, illuminating itself, it thrills through its own being (fire).
    • Signatura rerum or of the birth and designation of all beings.



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