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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Character of Occult Science
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    • intermediate stage of conditional rejection or acceptance of what this
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Essential Nature of Mankind
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    • the concealed. For during life the concealed must wage constant battle
    • science of the supersensible must enter. It must seek that which wages
    • ordinary language, and for sense-observation these words express only
    • point where in our age the discussion of such a member of the human
    • the great progress in natural science in our age. This progress rests
    • Memory appears in various stages. Its simplest form occurs when a
    • its mental image, is able to visualize it. He has formed this image
    • The ego rises to a higher stage of its being when it directs its
    • following: In the whole range of language there is one name that,
    • pronouns are a rather late product of the evolution of languages and
    • evolution of language out of a different verbal usage.
    • then mounts up by stages to what fills the intellectual soul. One
    • toward the manifest world. He, thereby, develops to higher stages of
    • work on his soul, proceeding from the ego. How man is engaged in this
    • living in the present age is engaged in this work whether he wants it
    • Through this work, however, higher stages of the being of man are
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Sleep And Death
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    • is extinguished in sleep includes the mental images, pain and
    • images in the place of these prototypes. When man directs the senses
    • images that are likenesses of the world about him. These likenesses
    • are at first disturbances for the images that stimulate the ether body
    • own activity, to bring to his astral body the images that are required
    • the images from the world about it. It lives there actually in the
    • the images through which the human being receives his form lies in
    • out of place in our age in which certain materialistic modes of
    • Around this fact sleep weaves a pictorial process. The images, as
    • world enters his consciousness in images; after casting off this body,
    • world. In reality, the ego not only damages the other person through
    • damage to itself is not apparent to it during life. After death this
    • complete surrender to the spiritual world. He enters upon a new stage
    • have been laid aside the language of the new environment penetrates
    • stages will be presented when, subsequently, the evolution of the
    • and misery, equipped with only meager ability, and he appears to be
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 1)
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    • consciousness soul. At a higher stage of human existence, spirit self,
    • without this human ego up to the stage at which the ego came in touch
    • reach the stage of evolution at which they were able to receive an ego
    • really unprejudiced. In the following pages, information concerning
    • excellent first stage of all spiritual-scientific training. — It should
    • instances will reference be made in the following pages to a
    • Earth of ours passed through three preceding planetary stages, and in
    • between these stages there lie intermediate stages of
    • world stages lying so far back in the past, such as these that are
    • perception of the present stage, the earlier ones are also contained,
    • possible intermediate stages. That is true, but it is also true for
    • past evolutionary stages have really survived, alongside the perfected
    • stages of present-day evolution, just as alongside a man of fifty,
    • able to distinguish between these different successive stages of
    • planetary incarnation, reached a certain stage of maturity in his
    • a reincarnation of the previous planetary stage. This recapitulatory
    • stage, however, stands at a higher level than that of the previous
    • incarnation because of the intervening stage of spiritualization. The
    • period is concluded, but because of its own higher stage of evolution,
    • stage higher. This was also the case in the previous planetary
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 2)
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    • Saturn. At that time the physical body passed through its first stage
    • was likewise changed, and it stood now in the second stage of its
    • first stage of existence.
    • a higher stage of evolution than the physical body, and when, in the
    • material, the most advantageous effect on the articular surfaces is
    • physical body in the same life in which the damage has occurred, but
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 3)
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    • conscious while observing Saturn, were at a stage of evolution quite
    • be compared to mirrors, only it was not the images of the beings in
    • development, in stages that can only be divined, to such a height that
    • stage of the Saturn evolution has been reached through the
    • Their lowest member is also an astral body, but it stands at a stage
    • member, but who have developed it to such a stage that it has the
    • but the Spirits of Personality recognize the image of their own inner
    • When all this occurs, the Spirits of Personality stand at the stage at
    • begin to glimmer, to sparkle, even to radiate. Because this stage of
    • their own, they are unable, at this stage of their existence, to
    • Saturn stage already described. This activity exerted by them gives
    • light images of the sense organs, can be recognized within Saturn by
    • processes to the Spirits of Fire in the form of images. They forego
    • harmony with the outer cosmic processes. At the Saturn stage under
    • scale, constitutes man, at this stage, on a small scale. This is the
    • starting from the middle stage of Saturn evolution described at the
    • very beginning, the stages of this evolution might be characterized by
    • language by expressions containing the idea of time, for we must also
    • a certain stage; it has reached that low, dim consciousness spoken of
    • only in the last stage of Saturn. The Spirits of Will are active
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 4)
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    • stage,” effects the raising of man to a condition of
    • with the present consciousness of man, this Sun stage could, to be
    • must first transform the various evolutionary stages that it had
    • the stage of his evolution acquired on Saturn conforms to the
    • physical body. The more advanced stage that man attains on the Sun may
    • already on Saturn, is raised to a second stage of perfection by
    • similar to what was already described for the Saturn stage.
    • human physical body at that stage of evolution. They are completely
    • central stage of its development. It is at this time that the Spirits
    • of Personality — who had reached their human stage on Saturn — rise to a
    • still higher stage of perfection. They surpass their human stage and
    • stage of consciousness when the Earth — that is to say, the fourth
    • planetary evolutionary stage — shall have reached its goal and passed
    • pictorial images the inner soul states of the beings in his
    • Sun stage, the Spirits of Personality acquire this perception as a
    • called love were making itself felt in the images that stream forth
    • itself advances a stage on its evolutionary journey. It acquires the
    • Personality actually reach the human stage for which they were
    • attain upon Saturn. Hence, during the Sun stage the following can be
    • the human beings who have remained behind at the Saturn stage. They
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 5)
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    • recapitulates the stages of the Saturn evolution, but under quite
    • During the Sun stage, too, not all organisms attain their full and
    • stand only at the Saturn stage, while others have only attained the
    • Sun stage. Because of this, two other kingdoms arise alongside the
    • have remained behind at the Saturn stage and therefore possess only a
    • Sun stage and who, therefore, on the Moon are too immature to
    • result, a kind of cleavage arises in human nature, and through this
    • cleavage, after the Spirits of Form begin their activity, some thing
    • cleavage begins in the cosmic Moon body. A part of the Moon's
    • element — the heritage of the Thrones — that was then at their disposal,
    • to lift to a higher stage that part of it that was related to the
    • ancient Saturn state, only now at a higher stage. The human ancestor
    • remained behind at each of the earlier stages of evolution, these
    • stages of the Sun evolution.
    • stage; there are, however, others who, on the Sun, have retrieved
    • their failure to rise to this stage. Many Fire Spirits, too, who
    • These Spirits of Personality have attained a stage at which they
    • the inner nature of these beings as a spiritual tone language. The
    • human being at this stage of his evolution already possesses an astral
    • that images were evoked in the dull dim consciousness by the presence
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 6)
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    • consciousness that stands one stage higher than the
    • required for the Earth stage. Just as the new plant only develops what
    • of the new stage of evolution the three members of human nature appear
    • development of a higher stage of consciousness. — This takes place in
    • three preliminary stages. In the first stage, the physical body is
    • This is a preliminary stage of the Earth evolution, which may be
    • At this stage of evolution the Earth stands before the spiritual eye
    • bosom of the higher spiritual beings. At this stage they touch the
    • stage of his existence man consists of sentient soul, astral body,
    • “These are the Archangels.” Thus, at this stage man does not
    • are the images of the higher beings in whose bosom he feels his
    • is then permeated by the images of the higher beings in whose bosom he
    • lives. — At this stage of its evolution the Earth experiences two
    • is indicated by these terms at the present earth stage. If at the
    • body according to these tone forces. Thus, at that stage, human forms
    • a fire or heat body, that the stage of evolution is reached in which,
    • At this stage of evolution, man felt himself during his earth
    • own formation. According to the images of his astral body he fashioned
    • images. What these beings communicate to him, resounds to him; their
    • mental images received from fire and heat the earth man is most
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 7)
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    • The life of man between birth and death — in the post-Atlantean age — had,
    • that age, turning toward the sense world, says, “Rather a beggar
    • through natural heritage bore within itself the characteristics of the
    • what had already existed in the spiritual world from primeval ages.
    • Lemurian age. The human beings, as to their soul nature, may thus be
    • age was prepared that began in the fifteenth century and still
    • themselves pillars of this age, were descendants of those Atlanteans
    • many people who had preserved to a high degree the heritage of the
    • mysteries. Such influences caused a cleavage in the soul of the human
    • cleavage of the soul were already present when the teaching of Christ
    • slumber, and they were nourished by the heritage of Atlantean
    • evolution at a certain time begins to ripen in the preceding age. What
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 1)
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    • BETWEEN birth and death man, at his present evolutionary stage, lives
    • spiritual world. This view, however — considering the present stage of
    • appropriate to our age. We shall speak here about this path. Other
    • the pupil. No proper instruction for spiritual development in our age
    • spiritual training. It is possible that a certain stage of soul
    • development may remain concealed up to a certain age in human life and
    • forth this stage. If the individual pays no heed to such training, it
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 2)
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    • has nothing else in mind but the visualized image under consideration.
    • consciousness. Symbolic visualized images are, therefore, better than
    • We understand what it means to immerse ourselves in a visualized image
    • image; yet this visualization is the image of an object perceived by
    • the senses. But if we undertake this with a visualized image formed in
    • illustrated above through a visualized memory image. Such a
    • what may be called imaginative cognition. It is the first stage of
    • “objective cognition.” Beyond this lie the higher stages of
    • This belongs to true spiritual training at this stage. If the soul
    • stage of spiritual training. They correspond to the kernel of the
    • the necessary stage, then the human being will not only feel himself
    • experience. In order completely to find his way about at this stage of
    • ordinary self-love is meant. This self-love increases at this stage of
    • Against this however, the strongest impulses of egotism wage war. — The
    • characterized stage by proper training is just as able to distinguish
    • judgment, and he wishes to give birth to his higher ego at this stage
    • discourage training, but it must be taken very seriously.
    • weeping; not the horror of an evil action, but the blind rage of
    • should not in any way disregard, at any particular stage of life,
    • must bring the control of thought and feeling to such a stage that the
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 3)
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    • THE inner excellence of the stage of imaginative cognition is attained
    • position to permit such an intermediate stage to act upon him, travels
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 4)
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    • mental images and feelings is, correctly speaking, the development of
    • its sense-image, is a picture of its reality. These “organs”
    • higher stages of evolution, and what we may have gained by having
    • “peering” cannot furnish the truth, but only a mirage.
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 5)
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    • stage of imaginative cognition to the stage that may be called
    • higher stage of cognition to understand the inner nature of these
    • beings themselves. This stage of cognition may be designated intuitive
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 6)
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    • image before him, the parts of which have been taken from the
    • that my soul has done in order to bring the image into existence, but
    • I do not wish to hold the image itself; I wish to live quite inwardly
    • within my own activity, which has created the image. Thus, I do not
    • intend to meditate on an image, but to dwell in my own image-creating
    • growing and decaying plant. One allows to arise in the soul the image
    • One acquires gradually by meditating on such an image a feeling of
    • visualization of growth and decay from the image of the plant. He must
    • one-sidedness. For example, if he becomes aware of the advantage of
    • him advantage for his inner development. This will not be the case if
    • of the spirit at every stage of his development. This consists in not
    • cause not only the images, to which he has surrendered himself in
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 7)
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    • senses and form from them mental images and concepts. This is not the
    • present stage of its evolution, coarse in comparison. It offers
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 8)
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    • worlds of knowledge, he notices at a certain stage that the cohesion
    • human soul may feel or think about it. With the images of the world of
    • or not. — In order to be able to advance further from this stage of
    • first image before the human soul when the latter ascends into the
    • his destiny engraved in the image of his Doppelganger. If man has made
    • image of his own nature. — We see from this how necessary it is that man
    • image in itself, and if, as a result of this distinction, everything
    • first recognized the image of his own Doppelganger. He will be able to
    • still contained mental images of outer perceptions. The human being is
    • not alone responsible for the content of these mental images; he does
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 9)
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    • ordinary self and which appears to him in an image. A sort of battle
    • before him, but he cannot perceive it completely. For whatever stage
    • are always still higher stages. At these stages he will perceive ever
    • spiritual at any of these stages. The temptation is extremely great
    • himself as an image of all the hindrances that the development of the
    • stage, the entire compass of all imaginable worlds, of having attained
    • The figure that one perceives at this stage of development shows the
    • spiritual that he must not remain stationary at this stage but must
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 10)
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    • corresponding stage of his development the student becomes acquainted
    • may designate this stage of cognition as the becoming aware of the
    • student has struggled through to such a stage of knowledge, a new
    • losing one's own essential being. This stage of development may be
    • from the untrained power of judgment. — The stages of higher knowledge,
    • These stages need not be thought of as successive experiences. On the
    • reached only a certain degree of perfection in a preceding stage when
    • he begins exercises that correspond to a subsequent stage. It may well
    • knows the images of the psycho-spiritual world, he cannot merely read
    • the same in all ages of Earth evolution, but that the starting points
    • of man have been different in different ages. If the human being
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Present and Future of Cosmic and Human Evolution
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    • over from the Moon becomes evident only at a certain stage of
    • contains a form that is still in its germinal stage and that will only
    • Jupiter evolution. If we observe this Jupiter stage with supersensible
    • field of consciousness do not possess the nature of sense images; they
    • stage of supersensible perception higher than the one just described
    • attained at present such a high stage of evolution that it does not at
    • stage of evolution that may be designated Vulcan evolution. It has a
    • successive stages within human evolution that in this book have been
    • concept, their image, needed by the soul, arose in its inner being.
    • With the power of cognition described, not only images of the physical
    • ancient soul condition like a heritage could still receive the
    • they possessed no longer fitted the new age. For it is a consequence
    • Then the dawn of the new age broke, which is to be designated as the
    • confident knowledge of former ages, traditional knowledge, lost more
    • we shall find that it is a significant image of the nature of what has
    • supersensible worlds, the first stages of which have been described in
    • this knowledge. We move now in an age in which this knowledge ought to
    • begins, mankind will have been able to re-attain at a higher stage
    • through the development of the modern age, as proceeding from a world
    • occurred between the Atlantean and post-Atlantean ages, and the
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Details From the Realm of Spiritual Science
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    • These perceptions appear at a certain stage of development, however,
    • in old age. — As a result the course of human life falls into three
    • here. If supersensible cognition has raised itself up to the stage of
    • transformation, however, is preceded by another on a lower stage, and
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface First Edition
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    • astonishing how such assertions are at all possible in our age. The
    • “Whoever has read a few pages of this book will, according to his
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface: Fourth Edition
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    • the supposedly exact thinking of our age affirms to be “probably
    • the wish must make itself felt that in the present age it should no
    • age.
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface: Sixteenth to Twentieth Edition
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    • consciousness alongside the content of knowledge of our age, without
    • the age has produced regarding “the limits of knowledge”
    • of what, in the course of the ages, has appeared in human thought
    • result of my reading the literature of the Middle Ages. If I employed
    • The Stages of Higher Knowledge.
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Special Comments
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    • (a) page 30 and fol. pp.
    • (b) page 39 and fol. pp.
    • (c) page 51 and fol. pp.
    • present age they have reached a stage in which their physical parts
    • of the ancient Moon at a higher stage. The present Mercury is the
    • before the soul as an image of time-space occurrences, so is it

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