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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Character of Occult Science
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    • The following objection is often heard in regard to the statements of
    • extremely controversial statements about which there may be wide
    • Others state that we must not maintain there is no hidden world behind
    • higher world. Yet the following may also be stated. If it is possible
    • should not make statements about something he does not know. Such
    • This is not a statement derived from the personal experience of one
    • and in his disembodied state in the spiritual world; in addition, the
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Essential Nature of Mankind
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    • state, in so far as the manifest is concerned. This activity, however,
    • again out of a state of unconsciousness is, according to supersensible
    • would have to remain in a continuous state of sleep. We might also
    • animals. Plants are in a continuous state of sleep. A person who does
    • that of animals and men in their waking state. That, however, can
    • It is then stated that if an external stimulus is applied to the plant
    • difference appears at once when man realizes that in the waking state
    • cannot carry out in the case of the animal, one states something based
    • identify the  I  with God. But it has not been stated that the  I  is God,
    • is meant by the statements made here will find that, in fact, they are
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Sleep And Death
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    • consciousness without observing the state through which the human
    • upon his devotion to it; furthermore, that the occupation with states
    • forces that are active and creative during the waking state receive
    • an other state. In order that the human ego and astral body not only
    • bodies. In the waking state, all three are united; in the sleeping
    • state, the astral body withdraws from the physical and ether bodies.
    • facts of the sleeping state in their particular form. If, however,
    • contrary, it is just in the sleep state that a lively activity is
    • state of consciousness developed in the waking state through union
    • of entering into this state of unconsciousness is experienced by the
    • prepare themselves to transform, during the following waking state,
    • the physical body. During the waking state, the astral body is not
    • a certain degree, for, during the waking state, the soul puts its own
    • its environment, so during the sleep state the astral body receives
    • during the waking state he lifts himself out of this all-encompassing
    • Dreaming is an intermediate state between waking and sleeping. What
    • perceive in the waking state, the life of sleep allows to remain in
    • sleep and there presents the soul state that appears as the antithesis
    • of the soul's waking state. If this dreamless sleep is to take place,
    • During the dream state, it is separated from the physical body in so
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 1)
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    • slowly and gradually evolved from simple states of civilization to the
    • spiritual state of our planet. If we continue still further back on
    • physical planetary state that later became spiritualized and then,
    • to the senses, an insight into the earlier evolutionary states,
    • three members. This state passed over into a spiritual one and out of
    • it a new physical planetary state developed, that of the Earth. Within
    • germinal state. Because the entire planet had passed over into a
    • upon the Earth itself. Therefore in our descriptions of these states
    • how the Earth's states have developed out of earlier ones. We must
    • states become dissimilar to those of the present. Yet in
    • with these earlier states, we should not overlook the fact that we do
    • understood unless we go back as far as the Saturn state, the
    • nowhere does there exist, alongside the present Earth state, a
    • previous Saturn, Sun, and Moon state, or even a human form such as is
    • women, but within the earthly human being the previous states of
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 2)
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    • pass over into a spiritual state and then reincarnate as the Sun.
    • that no attempt is made here to prove by such arguments the statements
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 3)
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    • Saturn incarnation, a state appears consisting chiefly of
    • organized cosmic being, appearing in ever changing states, consisting
    • given world of the physical senses, heat exists entirely as a state of
    • experience can alone give us an idea of the Saturn state at the period
    • therefore, hardly necessary to state that what has just been described
    • consciousness when it becomes aware of the Saturn state and who,
    • state. If we wish to trace back the source of this will, we find that
    • flung-back soul activities of the Spirits of Motion. — After this state
    • of this state, imagine a mulberry or a blackberry, and note how it is
    • soul of the beings dwelling in them. — In this state of Saturn, beings
    • beings” under conditions different from the earth state.
    • a germinal state, namely, spirit man (atma). Within Saturn, this dull
    • this state of heat are. What existed before cannot in any way be
    • sense-impression. Prior to the state of heat, a state existed that the
    • manifestations that preceded the state of heat of Saturn can be
    • such states may be mentioned: pure soul heat, which is outwardly
    • finally, a spiritual state of being that is complete within itself and
    • present-day consciousness to accept the statement that with the Saturn
    • state of heat what is called “time” first makes its
    • appearance, for the preceding states are not at all temporal. They
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 4)
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    • approximates the state in which the human being now exists during
    • evolution this heat substance condenses to a state that may be
    • compared with the present state of gas or vapor. It is the state that
    • such a state manifests itself after the Spirits of Motion have begun
    • pictorial images the inner soul states of the beings in his
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 5)
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    • life-endowed state of the Sun. At this time, however, all life still
    • Sun was condensed to a gaseous state, or air. During the Moon
    • 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
    • state is to be found on what remains over as Moon. The result of this
    • was more independent than the former. In the sun-part, only states of
    • ancient Saturn state, only now at a higher stage. The human ancestor
    • Moon kingdoms remain in a state of rest, but the finer parts — chiefly
    • organisms. They enter a state in which the higher powers of the
    • have absorbed powerful forces in a free state, they are able to
    • perceive the inner state of other beings in pictures — as was the case
    • in the previously described changing states of consciousness in the
    • distinguishable, alternating states of consciousness — a duller state
    • during the sun period and a clearer state during the period in which
    • life is more dependent upon itself. The first state is, indeed duller,
    • an alternation in the states of consciousness that may be compared
    • gradually ceases, should be characterized as a state intermediate
    • may be likened to an intermediate state between going to sleep and
    • part was given form. The alternation between the brighter state of
    • his visualizations become duller and duller, and a state of blissful
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 6)
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    • form. In order to understand this state of humanity, special attention
    • creatures of the physical earth is contained in a germinal state. This
    • states of human consciousness. The sun beings tear the human soul away
    • together with the human beings, is in a sleeping state. It is entirely
    • movements through soul and spirit causes that the spiritual states are
    • would see its body in a corpse-like state, for it consists in large
    • another state of existence. The organic, watery, and aeriform
    • being, however, forsakes his body and returns to the spiritual state
    • mingled with them only in the finest state, in a way comparable to the
    • perceive it in a dull state of consciousness in the pictures of higher
    • from the body-free state into incarnation. It was his period of growth
    • state. As long as he possessed this memory, the solidification of his
    • the body-free state; this type felt its relationship to the spiritual
    • body-free state of existence, could no longer incarnate. The form of
    • body-free state he finds again in a higher configuration the Spirits
    • the earth individuality could only be effective in the body-free state
    • through the fact that in this state also the soul remained in the
    • having led him to an independent state of consciousness. The
    • on the ancient Moon had helped man to a higher state proved to be in
    • state of consciousness that was caused by the beings of the
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 7)
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    • however, its influence also upon the body-free state after death. The
    • what the human being can experience in this state of existence when he
    • entered the body-free state from an incarnation in the Greco-Latin
    • The initiates of these mysteries were able, in special states of the
    • only experience it in special states of the soul. Then a spiritual
    • become conscious through the ether body without special soul states.
    • to the being of the powers of nature in special states of the soul.
    • that in special states of consciousness the spiritual being who had
    • human being to bring himself to a soul state that allowed him to
    • ancient dreamlike clairvoyance, the intermediate state between waking
    • state of constant strife with the companions of Lucifer. The God of
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 1)
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    • in ordinary life through three soul states: waking, sleeping, and the
    • state between them, dreaming. Dreaming will be briefly considered
    • chief alternating states — waking and sleeping. Man acquires a knowledge
    • of higher worlds if he develops a third soul state besides sleep and
    • waking. During its waking state the soul surrenders itself to
    • that case, find itself in a state of nothingness? Would it be unable
    • if a similar state of consciousness can actually be induced, if the
    • ordinary outer world, would then find itself in a state similar to
    • sleep, and yet it would not be asleep, but, as in the waking state, it
    • would confront a real world. Such a state of consciousness can be
    • result of research in just such a state of consciousness. — In the
    • deal with the means through which the state of consciousness necessary
    • This state of consciousness resembles sleep only in a certain respect,
    • the indicated state of consciousness. Through it a perceptive faculty
    • activities of the senses. The soul's awakening to such a higher state
    • The means of initiation lead from the ordinary state of waking
    • germinal state; they must be developed. — It may happen that a human
    • state of consciousness. I shall understand this guidance only when I
    • doubts about training for a higher state of consciousness will
    • about a higher state of consciousness were presented to him in a book.
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 2)
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    • The attainment of a supersensible state of consciousness can only
    • state of consciousness of the soul. What is perceived in this state
    • Because this state is awakened in the soul by meditating on symbols or
    • “imaginations,” the world of this higher state of
    • best illustrated by a comparison with the state of sleep. On the one
    • consciousness, a higher waking state. The important point is that
    • state may be compared with sleep in regard to the liberation from the
    • body, yet it may be described as an enhanced waking state when
    • everyday waking state it becomes conscious of itself only through the
    • state, and does not, therefore, experience itself, but is only aware
    • must also, after he has done this, be able to sojourn in a state in
    • possible a state of transition in this regard. What the soul at the
    • beginning cannot achieve in the waking state on account of the
    • disturbances of the physical world, is possible in the state of sleep.
    • soul is active in a certain way while sleeping. In such states the
    • back again in memory upon such brief states of consciousness. It
    • only understood as a transitional state. It is good to pass through
    • this state in the course of training, but one should certainly not
    • state and cannot yet depend upon what it perceives. But through such
    • than from one that has been made during the state of complete
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 5)
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    • what at death continues to live on in another state of existence.
    • develops, passes through the various states of Saturn, Sun, Moon, and
    • states of the Earth and its preceding transformations, disclose
    • that it be known what relationships exist between the Saturn state and
    • the human physical body, the Sun state and the ether body, and so
    • already into existence during the Saturn state, and that it has
    • states. It was necessary to show also, for example, what
    • after death and the preceding and succeeding states, were one unable
    • distant things as the Saturn or Sun state, and the sun and moon
    • A description of the human states after death remains completely
    • of plant fructification. One will say that the plant is in a sun state
    • before fructification, in a moon state after it. For it is a fact that
    • through various states in the subsequent period. The states directly
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 6)
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    • state of inspiration, one has to carry out the exercise differently.
    • state of healthy premonition, that something exists in man that
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 8)
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    • hand he states something as his own experience, his own observation,
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Present and Future of Cosmic and Human Evolution
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    • during the Jupiter state. The beings and facts perceived within this
    • of its states from the Saturn to the Vulcan evolution, it is also
    • state continued in a certain respect throughout the entire fourth
    • I act in accordance with this knowledge. Such a soul state is to be
    • state, what is now called the mineral kingdom will no longer exist;
    • state as the lowest kingdom. To this a higher kingdom is added, the
    • During the Venus state the earth remains united with the sun; during
    • the Jupiter state, however, evolution proceeds in such a way that at a
    • gradually proceeds over into the Venus state. During that state a
    • cognition is bound to state what it perceives concerning this sphere,
    • from the present state of human souls a future state appearing as
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Details From the Realm of Spiritual Science
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    • body of man during the waking state. Therefore, the name “astral
    • who, because of his state of body and soul, ought to be asleep, but
    • depends on the states of development through which man passes during
    • that time. These states lead the ego, after a certain lapse of time,
    • The dream state has been characterized, in a certain respect, in the
    • earlier states play over into the later. Thus, a remnant now appears
    • in the human being during the dream state of what was previously a
    • normal state. On the other hand, however, this state is different from
    • the state of dreaming, nothing that belongs to the realm of dream life
    • states of consciousness arise. These have no direct use in spiritual
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Table of Contents
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface First Edition
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    • presenting, explicitly, every detail that proves that the statements
    • what modern science knows about them. This statement, however, is not
    • regard to this book it is necessary, however, to state such things, in
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface: Fourth Edition
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    • soul, we shall naturally reject any statement about supersensible
    • Second, the statements resulting from “exact thinking” are
    • undertakes to make statements about supersensible worlds. It appears,
    • does not penetrate as far as the cells, so also is the other statement
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface: Seventh to Fifteenth Edition
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    • Science states this or that.’ ” It is quite natural for such
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface: Sixteenth to Twentieth Edition
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    • book, I may well be allowed to say something publicly about the state
    • perceptive research by means of the state of consciousness that I have
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Special Comments
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    • from which it has descended. (Ewald Hering, for example, states this.)
    • states into later ones. Here in this book this perception of the past,
    • awakes in it the desire, after experiencing this state, to enter
    • nature. Two soul states alternate: the state of surrender to outer
    • impressions and the state of surrender to one's own bodily nature. In
    • the first state the desire for the second is unconsciously produced;
    • the second state then takes its course in unconsciousness. The
    • in itself the states that of necessity appear in normal human life, it
    • though this state is not induced by the inner condition of the human
    • The statement that, if the personal talents of a human being were
    • of man and the human being himself pass through the states that have
    • belonging to the Saturn state that they could not abide in an
    • state. From all this we are justified in choosing the designations for
    • the states that have preceded the Earth and that will follow it from
    • perceived Saturn, Sun and other cosmic states of evolution with the

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