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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Character of Occult Science
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    • impartiality to be taken away from them just because a word may arouse
    • thing that makes natural research a science. For that reason it may
    • Something, however, arises here that may cause misgivings. In studying
    • extremely controversial statements about which there may be wide
    • differences of opinion; they may even be “proved” to be
    • science concerned with these facts may have advanced as far as is
    • he, therefore, thinks that all questions may be answered by means of
    • in the future. This may be readily admitted. But why should a person
    • higher world. Yet the following may also be stated. If it is possible
    • to develop another kind of cognition, this then may well lead into the
    • the actions of which he is capable. He may carry on in this way for a
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Essential Nature of Mankind
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    • naturally, nothing of a bodily nature, however tenuous we may picture
    • clear. For the present it may suffice to say that the ether body
    • cognition, the third member of the human entity, We may call it the
    • observation may also be known by its effects in this domain through
    • power underlying memory may be called an inner power; the judgment
    • union, therefore, may also be called astral body. If we desire an
    • exact designation, we may call the human astral body the soul body,
    • the soul, in so far as it is united with this soul body, we may call
    • has made its own. The part of the soul in which this occurs may be
    • That name is “ I. ” Every other name may be given by every man
    • The above conceptions may easily be misunderstood as an attempt to
    • use a comparison, we may say that the drop of water has the same
    • such, uses for himself, no matter by what proper name others may call
    • by the ego, may be called the spirit self. (This is what, in
    • and desire, joy and sorrow may change. It is only necessary to think
    • described above. The relationship between the two kinds of changes may
    • through his religious feelings, whatever they may be, divines
    • member may be called the second spiritual member, the life spirit. (It
    • what may be called spirit man, in contrast to the physical man. (In
    • speak of the following membering of the human being. We may combine
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Sleep And Death
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    • feeling for the significance of supersensible knowledge, doubts may
    • is thus held to be “fantastic” may readily be looked upon as
    • new life may arise. It is precisely the knowledge of the supersensible
    • can have the following experience. He may at first accept the evidence
    • his experience. He may, in this way, find that life has thereby become
    • happens there may be illustrated by an analogy. Imagine a vessel
    • body perceives the outer world. But in order that it may acquire this
    • mechanical laws. In order that the house may be built at all, however,
    • a spiritual background of the world and it may be considered trivial.
    • An observation that clings to the externals of life may say that these
    • his limbs, a part of the ether body may separate from the physical.
    • When this occurs we may say that the limb has “gone to
    • mode of thought may deny the existence of the invisible within the
    • large part of the physical body may result for a short time. This
    • truth and may be corroborated by supersensible observation. They state
    • scientists may well learn a great deal from those who consider their
    • offers. It may long for good tasting food, quite apart from the
    • what can thus be experienced may it be said that it is withdrawn from
    • has enkindled such a passion, in order that this passion may again be
    • physical eye. What is to be described here may be illustrated by means
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 1)
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    • FROM the foregoing considerations it may be seen that the being of man
    • cosmic evolution, an insight may be gained into the deeper mysteries
    • different ways of considering the act. We may investigate the
    • other hand, we may turn our spiritual attention to what is taking
    • have before us, on a higher level, a process that may be likened to
    • impressions of all that is spiritual may be called the “Akashic
    • are communicated through the science of the supersensible, they may
    • presenting a range of facts may fall into logical error, so it is also
    • the case in supersensible research. It may even happen that a
    • researcher who has the power of perception in supersensible realms may
    • thinking, may correct him. Essentially, however, there can be no
    • One may ask: How can a sound power of thought accept the existence of
    • still contained. But, you may say, in the latter case you have before
    • present, the primeval happenings of the past may be seen if we are but
    • certain sense may be called our human ancestors, did not yet possess
    • incarnations may be named Saturn, the second may be designated Sun,
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 2)
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    • seemingly inadequate phenomena may appear, or that disturbances may
    • else. One may quote the fact that the physical body can be overtaken
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 3)
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    • besides man, may be called inhabitants of Saturn, are those, for
    • radiated back by Saturn may be called “Spirits of wisdom.”
    • of a quality that may be compared with the human will. It is will,
    • may be called the “Spirits of Will.” (In Christian
    • beings who are likewise present in the environment of Saturn. They may
    • still other beings that may be called the “Spirits of Form.”
    • bring this about may be called the “Spirits of Personality,”
    • of becoming active. These are beings who may be called “Spirits
    • This gives them a certain kind of consciousness that may be designated
    • taking place in the life of Saturn. These beings may be called
    • to the play of light. It may seem madness to many when we speak of
    • sweet, bitter, sour may be observed at various points within Saturn,
    • possibility of developing an activity upon Saturn. They may be called
    • body, beings who may be designated “Spirits of Harmony,” (in
    • effects that may be compared with “scents,” or
    • such states may be mentioned: pure soul heat, which is outwardly
    • belong to the region that in spiritual science may be called
    • are so inter-dependent that this dependence may be compared with a
    • clear by a comparison. If we find traces in a road, we may ask what
    • has caused them. The answer may be: a wagon. We can then ask further:
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 4)
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    • physical body. The more advanced stage that man attains on the Sun may
    • certain inner movements within the physical body. These movements may
    • evolution this heat substance condenses to a state that may be
    • may be designated by the word “air.” The first appearance of
    • speaking, this human being may be said to consist of heat structures
    • the movements of which may be compared with the movements of the sap
    • reason for this phenomenon may be discovered. Exalted beings are now
    • in them may be seen the sway of the designated spirits of new Saturn.
    • consciousness, manifestations appear within the human being that may
    • that may be likened to that of the plant when its powers of growth lie
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 5)
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    • bodies are not yet adapted. — In order that this adjustment may be
    • reaches a state that may be compared with the density of a present-day
    • fluid. This state may be called “water.” We do not mean by
    • may be characterized in the following pictures. The entire fundamental
    • portions were embedded in the Moon's mass. These may be compared with
    • the other like a viscous sea. The human being himself may be called a
    • spiritually, may be described in the following manner. The human
    • as may be easily seen, is the new sun. In much the same way that
    • These may be compared to the images of present-day dream
    • attain a certain size and form, but in order that this may occur, the
    • an alternation in the states of consciousness that may be compared
    • may be likened to an intermediate state between going to sleep and
    • with the Son of Life. Even though he may not behold him, nevertheless
    • evolution — the middle evolutionary period — is considered, we may say
    • sun-Moon organism within this evolutionary period may be called the
    • that, as he thinks, have not first received wisdom, may also imagine
    • preceding descriptions of evolution may therefore seem lacking through
    • such an objection attention may perhaps be drawn to the fact that the
    • It may thus be said that the entire Moon evolution runs its course in
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 6)
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    • This is a preliminary stage of the Earth evolution, which may be
    • In this cosmic being something now takes place that may be called a
    • the various beings who participate in evolution. What may be observed
    • becomes the sentient soul. Therefore, it may be said that at this
    • on a substantial form that may be represented as gas or air. A change
    • that may be likened to spiritual tone; his life body resounds. At the
    • Earth offers it. It hears something that may be expressed in the
    • element, which may be called “earthy,” is added to the
    • after the human soul has left the body. Thus, what may be called
    • We may speak in this sense in spiritual science in regard to animal
    • of the world, to reflect it as though in a mirror of knowledge. It may
    • in the indicated primeval period. We may neither think of this
    • cosmic mirror but gave no independent will, may be called Luciferic
    • These beings may be called “Ahrimanic.” They belong to the
    • life body, perceived the presence of the lofty Sun Being Himself may
    • this being manifested himself as higher ego may be called members of
    • about whom we have spoken above, and whose leader may be called
    • (Maya). By all possible means the human being strove to gain insight
    • elements. They may be called Magi. What they had preserved for
    • may be called by the same name that history knows as Zarathustra or
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 7)
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    • may be described as an all-encompassing ideal of life. As such it
    • Lemurian age. The human beings, as to their soul nature, may thus be
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 1)
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    • of consciousness may be called initiation.
    • germinal state; they must be developed. — It may happen that a human
    • may develop through training the organs of perception that lie
    • development of themselves may easily say, “Human life is directed
    • consider it proper to open another world to the soul.” It may
    • Other doubts, however, can still arise about such training. We may
    • we may do so only to a certain point. Yet the information given leads
    • all these facts, doubts may arise about the spiritual path of
    • training, may ask himself after encountering the rules recommended for
    • training upon which sound judgment may be brought to bear. Anyone who
    • the course of previous lives. It may easily happen, however, that just
    • presentiment may produce a certain pride that hinders faith in a true
    • development may remain concealed up to a certain age in human life and
    • only then appear, but training may be just the right means of bringing
    • may happen that his ability remains concealed during his present life
    • these may arise through thinking that training would transform man
    • supersensible may be observed.
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 2)
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    • those that still may be designated as functions of everyday
    • emblematic or symbolical. Nevertheless, other visualizations may also
    • in the soul. This may happen in the following way. We visualize a
    • and faculties which, when compared with those of the plant, may be
    • because of their nonexistence in the plant the latter may appear to me
    • with desire and passion and follows them in his conduct. I may speak
    • I may say to myself that the human being has a greater perfection than
    • human being is capable of evolution; how he may purify and cleanse his
    • plane. Then the blood may be conceived of as the expression of the
    • growth. The red of the rose may now become the symbol of a blood that
    • with such thoughts but to bring them to life in my feelings. I may
    • feeling of liberating joy may stir in me when I surrender myself to
    • the thought of the red blood which, like the red sap of the rose, may
    • kind, so that the experience may not fade away. The more patience we
    • the other details. All this is perceived by the senses. Anyone who may
    • upon which to meditate may be given. In every case these means to
    • of the inner slumbering soul faculties becomes the essential. It may
    • feeling of joy. In the normal course of life the soul may experience
    • about it. But this soul may then meditate on an action of this sort.
    • It may say to itself, an action performed through goodness of heart is
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 3)
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    • what we may call familiarizing oneself with sense-free thinking. If
    • feeling, “Whatever has the nature of being in itself may also
    • volition. In the latter case one may then say, “I remain quite
    • something that may be observed by listeners and readers in the sense
    • active within itself, may throw light on the problems of world, life,
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 4)
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    • are being individually developed may, by way of comparison, be called
    • may be called illumination, in contrast to the preparation or
    • from the sensory world of observation.) It may happen that the
    • student, even before his actual illumination occurs, may experience
    • this does not occur during this period of preparation, which may
    • nothing,” he may “feel” that he is working on his
    • patience and serenity he awaits what will result. This attitude may
    • making progress in the right direction. Every spiritual student may
    • higher stages of evolution, and what we may have gained by having
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 5)
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    • “sixteen-petalled” may be used because the corresponding
    • organs may be likened to flowers of a corresponding number of petals.)
    • stage of imaginative cognition to the stage that may be called
    • “Inspiration.” His exercises may be so arranged that what may
    • inspiration may only be compared with reading, — and the beings in the
    • Spiritual science, therefore, may call cognition through
    • How we may read by means of this occult script, and how we may
    • has made one's own the concepts that may be gained by studying the sun
    • even the smallest process in the world may be grasped only if we
    • beings themselves. This stage of cognition may be designated intuitive
    • significance of intuition also may be shown by the descriptions given
    • the beings who participate in it. What may be learned about these
    • inspiration is able to discover what may be said about the life of man
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 6)
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    • leads him by degrees to inspiration. One may place the following
    • feeling, if this exercise is continued with perseverance, there may
    • will develop, in truth, what may be called a rich inner life. The
    • inner meditation and of dwelling in his own thought world, he may
    • man in every situation — even in the poorest surroundings — may have
    • transformed in the human soul. For example, somebody may discover that
    • a person revered by him or others has this or that quality that may be
    • viewed as a fault of character. Such an experience may cause the human
    • being to meditate in a twofold manner. He may simply say to himself,
    • this person in the same way as formerly.” Or he may pose the
    • increase. If he achieves correct feelings in this direction he may say
    • may hope to develop myself to such a degree that I become similar to
    • foundation for a development into the spiritual worlds. An example may
    • make this clear. A man is in a certain situation in life where he may
    • him: Do this! But there may be a certain inexplicable something in his
    • feelings that holds him back from the deed. Now it may be that he does
    • to judge. Or he may surrender to the urge of this inexplicable
    • further it may become evident that evil would have been the result had
    • blessing has ensued. Such an experience may lead man's thoughts into a
    • quite definite direction. He may say to himself, “Something lives
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 8)
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    • followed by a feeling of pleasure or displeasure. One may, perhaps,
    • and willing. The matter is as follows. In thinking something may be
    • emergence of a special fourth soul-spirit being that may be described
    • human soul may feel or think about it. With the images of the world of
    • creation. Thus he may have something true before him and,
    • but everything that is in him affects this world. He may have, for
    • may be designated as the karma of man. If this ego were to be seen
    • to everything else as his first impression in that world. One may
    • transform his nature that it may unfold spiritual organs of
    • self-consciousness. That this may not happen, we must take the
    • character, it may happen that the student encounters the higher world
    • capable of entering. He may therefore be called the “guardian of
    • may bring deception are at the same time destroyed. Naturally, we
    • all that may possibly contribute to an adequate factual explanation.
    • We are here pointing to what may be a superabundant source of delusion
    • may ask, “How is it at all possible to protect myself against
    • delusion, when its sources are so numerous?” And he may continue
    • may cause delusion and autosuggestion, and thus be in a position to
    • not make it himself. Thus he may delude himself in regard to its
    • origin; he may interpret its origin incorrectly. But the student of
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 9)
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    • he may have reached upon the way into the supersensible worlds, there
    • of feeling to be a prisoner he may feel himself as the immeasurably
    • spirit and that it is a peculiarity of this world that events may
    • form will appear that we may call the “greater guardian of the
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 10)
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    • may designate this stage of cognition as the becoming aware of the
    • experience may occur for him. He begins to feel as though he were
    • losing one's own essential being. This stage of development may be
    • this book, may now be enumerated as follows:
    • contrary, the training may proceed in such a way that, in accordance
    • with the individuality of the student of the spiritual, he may have
    • he begins exercises that correspond to a subsequent stage. It may well
    • being can follow, no matter what the situation in which he may find
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Present and Future of Cosmic and Human Evolution
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    • transformed itself into the Earth. We may call this future form the
    • supersensible consciousness may learn something of what will happen
    • be comprehended only through supersensible consciousness. We may,
    • this future world may be designated, in the sense of spiritual
    • stage of evolution that may be designated Vulcan evolution. It has a
    • the Moon evolution. We may, therefore, if we consider the past,
    • developed what may be called an increasingly stronger influx into
    • will take hold of it more and more in the future, may be called
    • Christ mystery at its center. The modern initiates may, therefore,
    • aspect will be joined more and more. What may be known through
    • earth will be visited by a catastrophe that may be likened to what
    • special realm of the earth, it may participate in further evolution.
    • of ennobling the fallen souls of the evil community, so that they may
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Details From the Realm of Spiritual Science
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    • supersensible perceptions may have such an experience. He is also able
    • of the physical-sensory world, it may then be designated red. In the
    • cognize may then have, in the first instance, a general impression of
    • currents of the ether body. We may, however, describe the ether body
    • body and the other members of man's being may be described. Whoever
    • may have an impression of this power when it observes a human being
    • still remains for the rest of man's future evolution. This may be
    • nature. — We may regard these changes in the following manner. Physical
    • this booklet also may be found a further exposition of what here can
    • these processes were indicated. We may thus say, in a certain sense,
    • consciousness soul upon a transformed physical body. We may, however,
    • described more explicitly in this book may also be called the
    • may designate as the “path of feeling.” It would, however,
    • into a perception. One may, by passing step by step through such
    • The question may be asked whether inner meditation and the other means
    • the faculty of observing the spiritual world, may also reach the point
    • details without the proper training may fall a victim to many
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface First Edition
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    • critic may be a very clever person and also a trained scientist,
    • being may acquire, and these must be expressed without any personal
    • Mayer, Helmholtz, Joule, Clausius, and others, formed a part of his
    • meant as a general prerequisite for everyone. Others may, with
    • healthy sense of truth, and feelings indicate, although they may not
    • All of this may be realized and in spite of that realization, indeed
    • because of it, one may feel justified in writing the expositions
    • this book, a word may also be spared for those who have reason to
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface: Fourth Edition
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    • access to supersensible worlds. We may theoretically deceive ourselves
    • acumen. — Indeed, even more may be admitted: reasons have been brought
    • himself, it may appear to many quite strange that he, nevertheless,
    • may well be irrefutable, and that, in spite of their irrefutability,
    • people who say that only the superficial can maintain that there may
    • the like. Of such mysticism it may well be said that it is, more or
    • appear of value. The question, however, may be asked: What have the
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface: Seventh to Fifteenth Edition
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    • Berlin, May 1920.
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    • book, I may well be allowed to say something publicly about the state
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Special Comments
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    • if an animal carries out an action a third or fourth time, it may then
    • scientists and their adherents, one may, indeed, extend the concept of
    • We may declare that the phenomenon under discussion has the appearance
    • on the one hand, and in animal and plant on the other. What may appear
    • that a man, not at all tired, may fall asleep while listening to an

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