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  • Title: Chapter: About the Author, the People, and the Background of this Book
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    • appeared under the title Wahrheit und Wissenschaft,
    • and was to take him on repeated lecture tours throughout Western Europe.
    • first result of his decision to speak out in a direction not immediately
    • a six thousand foot peak near Avignon, on April 26, 1336.
    • was the center of European cultural life. Over one hundred fifty years before,
    • preached at Paris, I said, and I dare repeat it now, that with all their
    • the humble peasant, the shepherd from the mountains, the charcoal burner
    • appealed to Rome, as he was entitled to do under the rights of his Order.
    • father of lies, who often appears as an angel of light.” This official fiat
    • Abnormal natural phenomena also began to appear, as though the forces of
    • as hard as possible. Torrential rains repeatedly destroyed the crops, just
    • visited by repeated earthquakes, one of which shook Basel with such force that
    • the city was reduced to a heap of ruins. In the heavens appeared “signs and
    • purchase land which would make a home of peace and rest for the Friends of
    • power of preaching left him, so that he could hardly speak an intelligible
    • lifetime. It is of interest because it gives a picture of the kind of appeal
    • Tauler's writings have great appeal even today because of their freshness,
    • Wisdom. He relates how this figure appeared before him and said, “My son,
    • asked to speak with Jan van Ruysbroeck. They wished his advice concerning
    • way to the spirit, and would speak with them about the condition of their
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  • Title: Addendum: Addenda to the 1923 Edition
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    • pale; in the “spiritual seeing,” for the first time it appears in
  • Title: Chapter: Agrippa of Nettesheim and Theophrastus Paracelsus
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    • into nature. With such purposes he repeatedly went to Paris, to Italy, and
    • of a higher cognition of the world. In him distinctly appears the endeavor
    • organs is immediately spiritual. Nothing spiritual can appear to my eye as
    • comparison it might easily appear that he still refers what is due only to
    • Shakespeare's witches' cauldron.” No, one is not reminded of it, if
    • works and treatises which will no more appear as fact to future centuries than
    • nature with the spirit. In this book he appears to speak entirely of
    • author is speaking of the conjuring of spirits, of the flying of spirits
    • that he did not let his Philosophia occulta, Secret Philosophy, appear
    • De vanitate scientiarum, Of the Vanity of the Sciences, where he speaks
    • universal whole appears to it as a great harmony, of which every separate
    • spiritual, the primordial essence of the world. Here Agrippa speaks of the
    • seem rough, though to myself I appear gracious. How can I not be strange for
    • appears to be bound to a single being, to a single organism. By its whole
    • The spirit, however, appears to be an outcome of this single organism. At
    • which appears to us as a natural being among other natural beings, and which
    • natural manifestations are appearing which reveal a life lying between the
    • the unity in everything which in his immediate experience appears to man as
    • has in mind when he speaks of the inheritances from the animal world, is what
  • Title: Chapter: Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa
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    • to count in any other way than by adding one pea to another. The thinker who
    • could not admit. In his opinion God could not enter into him and speak out
    • the development of Scholasticism therefore, all those ideas had disappeared from
    • substance, it can no longer speak of knowledge, for it does not look upon a
    • not-knowing” Nicolas of Cusa thus speaks of nothing but the knowledge
    • view in which God appeared to me as the highest unity of all contrasts.” To
    • within him, and that what appears to him as his activity are only the
    • am, that is my own essence. But what is it that speaks in the depths of my
    • spirit? It is knowledge that speaks, the knowledge I have acquired about the
    • manifestation which speaks; something speaks which keeps nothing back of
    • what it has in itself. In this knowledge speaks the world in all its
    • things who speak. In reality I no longer merely express my nature; I express
    • 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
    • science elaborated in the nineteenth century appear in their proper light.
    • give rise to a process in man if the phenomenon “red” is to appear in
    • the color “red.” But it is only in this sense that I can speak of an
    • when I speak of processes within me and outside of me.
    • “red” is to appear in my field of vision. Insofar as it is not
    • effect of an external process is something quite different from what appears in
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  • Title: Chapter: Epilogue
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    • eternal, iron laws of nature's action up to that peak where they bring forth
    • thoughts have been traced in this work, appear in the light of a conception
    • history of creation. How do their thoughts appear when confronted by the
    • time cannot speak about the facts of nature in the same way as Jacob Boehme
    • things of the sensory world are what they appear to us to be, for I see that
  • Title: Chapter: The Friendship with God
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    • appear in most impressive manner those movements of the soul which a
    • rebirth, speaks of the qualities and nature of knowledge as of a picture he
    • has succeeded in painting, then the others appear as wanderers to whom this
    • directs his eye upon an object, not only does the object appear to him as a
    • individual in external appearance when I have thus torn down the barrier, so
    • the feeling that the universal nature speaks in my soul, the nature which
    • that the meaning of life appeared before his eyes. Man finds himself to be
    • yourself of it. Therefore the universal essence cannot appear in you in its
    • reflection, an image of the universal essence appears.
    • Christianity through his views. He speaks of the contents of Scripture as a
    • he can never speak of a goal. A new goal is only the beginning of a new
    • to the universal essence of things. He speaks of the fact that man no longer
    • There it is no longer the individual man who speaks; it is God. There man
    • oneself beyond the natural understanding of the intellect. One then speaks
    • not merely to repeat this process in spirit. The spiritual repetition is
    • understood this speaks about the God who sees Himself within man, this
    • speaking takes on another character. He attaches little value to the fact
    • He does not speak of the sense which life already has
    • itself what appears as mammal at a later stage of development, does the
    • Thus the fish might speak as long as it merely holds fast to its
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  • Title: Chapter: Giordano Bruno and Angelus Silesius
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    • earth which appeared to man as being different, he could now attribute only
    • horizon, but its light already appears as a dawn in a time when men's
    • of processes in which the spirit appears most immediately as a fact.
    • which form alone it has confronted him. When he speaks of the spirit he
    • And in his many wanderings about Europe, Giordano Bruno appeared at various
    • called Angelus Silesius (1624–1677) appeared in the seventeenth century.
    • The ideas of the above-mentioned thinkers appear in his book, Cherubinischer
    • appears as such an immediate, spontaneous revelation of his personality that
    • outside of him; but when the spirit speaks in man, then there is no outside
    • nothing is earlier, and nothing is later; space and time have disappeared in
    • place in him appears to him like the death of the old life and a resurrection
    • universe appears to him in a direct way as the divine spirit. The thought of
    • surmounted. This universal spirit appears to be so poured out into things, to
    • “outside and inside,” “nature and spirit,” has disappeared,
  • Title: Chapter: Introduction
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    • more one penetrates to an understanding of all phenomena, the deeper appears
    • shown that the meaning of Neoplatonist wisdom, of which he speaks at this
    • among them and speak to them of colors and of the other conditions which
    • exist only for sight through the medium of light. Either you will speak to
    • what we observe in ourselves. This may appear as an explanation consisting
    • also appear as a higher light which illuminates all other knowledge in a new
    • way. He to whom it appears under the first aspect is in the same situation
    • would be meaningless for us if it did not speak to us in our language. The
    • ourselves. But then it is we who are speaking. It is only a matter of
    • opinion that there is something hidden somewhere which speaks to us in the
    • existence, which repeats things within me? If it were a matter of a mere
    • myself. When this happens, then I have not repeated the nature of things within
    • therefore existence in its own form has actually disappeared ... This sense
    • that part of things which we take up into our spirit ceases to appear as a
    • meaningless repetition. It appears as something new in opposition to what
    • perception of it, appear in a higher light when I make clear to myself the
    • inaccessible and unknown. They then speak of limits to cognition which prevent
    • us from attaining the “thing in itself.” They speak of the unknown
    • that nothing whatsoever can be found there. One who speaks like Du Bois-Reymond
    • appears in us which unites us with the whole world. We are no longer merely
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  • Title: Chapter: Meister Eckhart
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    • thinks that he is speaking of no God other than the one of whom Augustine
    • and the Evangelist and Thomas speak, and yet their testimony of God is not
    • One who speaks in this way about the inner man can no longer fix his eye upon a
    • thing, which appears to me within myself, is not something added in thought
    • Before this spiritual part the plant appears directly in its own
    • in itself” is only due to the fact that those who speak in this way are
    • above image.” In the most magnificent words does Eckhart speak of the
    • masterbuilder constructs a house. All such thoughts disappear in face of the
    • its frame which appears in the human soul. What takes place in man belongs
    • these depths a perfect morality will appear, that there all logical
  • Title: Preface: Preface to the First Edition, 1901
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    • I have acquired this familiarity, do I dare to speak in the way which one
    • speak with assenting devotion about the mystics from Meister Eckhart to
    • enumerate, I shall not speak at all. — I am not surprised if I am condemned
    • appeared I was in need of being judged like the
    • Although they are insignificant in themselves they appear to me to be well
  • Title: Preface: Preface to the 1923 Edition
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    • but only to answer this question. The publications which have appeared on this
    • for making any changes in the answer. The work can therefore reappear in the
    • here, this disposition of soul was connected, has almost disappeared. Its
    • cognitive powers which have developed in European man from the thirteenth
    • this way of inquiry appears only as a reminiscence of something past. In
    • It might appear as though the present-day knowledge of nature, seen in its
    • does not have to be used. This is attempted by speaking also of those
  • Title: Chapter: Valentin Weigel and Jacob Boehme
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    • himself. Because of this the cognition of the spirit appears to him as an
    • Boehme (1575–1624), is like the jubilation of nature, which, at the peak of
    • its development, admires its essence. Before us appears a man whose words
    • the great universal spirit which speaks in him. The limits of his
    • personality do not appear to him as limits of the spirit which speaks out of
    • censure him” when he speaks of the beginning of the world and of its
    • through good itself. In speaking of these things, let us limit ourselves to
    • himself to. He can do this, for to him nature and man appear as one essence.
    • flow out of the same primordial essence? If one speaks in the spirit of
    • of death with life, the third natural form (sulphur) appears. This life,
    • with the knowledge of his time, appears to him as the real one. For him facts
    • appears before our mind a Jacob Boehme who could also be living at the turn

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