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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Character of Occult Science
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    • somebody declare impossible what he does not know or does not wish to
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Essential Nature of Mankind
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    • them, namely, the physical body. In order to elucidate the concept of
    • this physical body, our attention must first be turned to that
    • Within the manifest world, the physical body is the part of man having
    • body. Especially important in an unbiased consideration is the fact
    • decay of the physical body occurs. Yet we are also justified in saying
    • in both the human physical body and the mineral, their activity during
    • physical body. When this battle ceases, the mineral activity comes to
    • Even though that hidden something, which in the physical body carries
    • the physical body are fashioned during life. This form disappears by
    • degrees and the physical body becomes a part of the rest of the
    • body. Let us call the independent member the ether or lifebody. — In
    • substances and forces existing in the physical body. The word
    • body” also must not be misunderstood. In designating the
    • the sensory. From the standpoint of the senses, the ether body is,
    • of this ether body or life body, the point has also been reached where
    • living body nothing but a combination of physical substances and
    • forces, like those to be found in the so-called lifeless body, in the
    • the living body besides what is present in the lifeless mineral. They
    • sure, is not visualized as having the nature of the lifebody
    • as though supplementing in the living body the physical substances and
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Sleep And Death
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    • the physical and ether bodies, but not the astral body and not the
    • ego. Because the ether body remains united with the physical body in
    • sleep, the life-activities continue; for, the moment the physical body
    • and similar facts of existence. The astral body is the bearer of all
    • thought that in sleep the astral body is destroyed along with all
    • an other state. In order that the human ego and astral body not only
    • necessary that the astral body be united with the physical and ether
    • state, the astral body withdraws from the physical and ether bodies.
    • existence in the astral body. Observed from the standpoint of the
    • outer world, the astral body disappears in sleep; supersensible
    • Although the astral body, during sleep, experiences no mental pictures
    • its left swing, so the astral body and the ego living within it, after
    • as a result of this, unfold a subsequent activity, body-free, in a
    • human life, unconsciousness occurs during this body-free condition of
    • the astral body and ego because it presents the antithesis of the
    • expression of the fact that the astral body and ego, during sleep,
    • body can retain the form and stature suitable for man only by means of
    • the human ether body, which in turn receives its proper forces from
    • the astral body. The ether body is the builder, the architect, of the
    • physical body, but it can only build in the right way if it receives
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 1)
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    • is composed of four members: physical body, life body, astral body,
    • heavenly body, the earth.
    • the three bodies, astral body, life body, and physical body, and it
    • earth condition in which the three bodies, physical body, life body,
    • and astral body, are already developed and have already a certain
    • of his body disappears with his physical death. The spiritual forces
    • physical body, life body, astral body, and ego. Yet this form would
    • physical body, life body, and astral body. These beings, who in a
    • evolution, after the separation of the main cosmic body into two
    • place, the remaining main body is spelt Moon, with an initial capital,
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 2)
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    • Of the present four members of the being of man, the physical body is
    • which this physical body possessed upon Saturn was something quite
    • different from the present human physical body. This earthly human
    • physical body can only maintain its existence by reason of its
    • connection with the life body, astral body, and ego, described in the
    • Saturn. At that time the physical body passed through its first stage
    • of evolution without having a human life body, astral body, or ego
    • as to be able to receive a life body. To this end, Saturn had first to
    • During the Sun incarnation, what had become the physical body on
    • only then could it draw into itself an etheric body. Through this
    • insertion of an etheric body, the physical body changed its character.
    • from the Sun to the Moon, received into himself the astral body, and
    • thus the physical body became changed a third time; that is, it was
    • raised to the third degree of its perfection. Moreover, the life body
    • consisting of physical body, life body, and astral body. The physical
    • body thereby reached its fourth degree of perfection, the life body
    • its third, the astral body its second; the ego stands only in its
    • in this connection compare the physical body with the astral.
    • Certainly it is true that the astral body, as a soul member, stands at
    • a higher stage of evolution than the physical body, and when, in the
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 3)
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    • body, as already described. At the present time, not only do these
    • physical body. These beings were also present during the Saturn
    • gas, of a fluid, or of a solid body; it is for him only a substance
    • body a condensed fluid. Thus the spiritual scientist speaks of heat
    • a solid, a fluid, or gaseous body. This condition, however, is only
    • fluid body from which we could receive an impression of light. But in
    • In a cosmic body of such a character there are no conditions suitable
    • body like that of present-day man. When we speak here of
    • “physical body,” we must be careful not to think of the
    • differentiate carefully between the physical body and the mineral
    • body. A physical body is one that is ruled by physical laws observed
    • today in the mineral kingdom. The present human physical body is not
    • substance. It is impossible to speak of a physical-mineral body of
    • physical body was a fine, attenuated, etheric heat body, and the whole
    • beginnings of the present physical-mineral body of man. The latter
    • fashioned itself out of the heat body as a result of the insertion
    • example, who have no need at all of a physical body. The lowest
    • vehicle of these beings was an ether body; they had, however, besides
    • and between the ether body and spirit man they have all the members
    • described in this book as belonging also to human beings: astral body,
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 4)
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    • etheric or life body. Before this can occur, however, the Saturn
    • Kyriotetes, begin to let the ether or life body flow into the human
    • physical body. The more advanced stage that man attains on the Sun may
    • be characterized by saying that the physical body, germinally formed
    • becoming the bearer of an ether or life body. This ether or life body
    • the physical body and the first degree of perfection of the life body
    • When the Spirits of Wisdom begin to pour the life body into man, the
    • of life, now becomes actual life. This pouring in of the life body
    • parts. Whereas previously the physical body and life body formed one
    • closely-bound whole, the physical body now begins to detach itself as
    • a separate part. This detached physical body, however, continues also
    • to be permeated by the life body. We have now before us a twofold
    • human being. One part is a physical body worked upon by a life body,
    • the other part is pure life body. This separation takes place during
    • begin their activity. They let their own astral body surge through the
    • human life body. As a result, it acquires the capacity to carry on
    • certain inner movements within the physical body. These movements may
    • The Saturn body consisted solely of heat substance. During the Sun
    • means of the forces of the life body. These structures represent the
    • human physical body at that stage of evolution. They are completely
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 5)
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    • ether or life body. Moreover, they are unable to incorporate this
    • ether body immediately into themselves, for during the pause the ether
    • body itself has passed through a development to which the physical
    • changed conditions. On Saturn, only the forces of a heat body were
    • gaseous body are also active within him. The latter, however, do not
    • instreaming of the life body, for which the physical body has now
    • astral body to flow forth from their own essential nature into the
    • to above. This influx of the astral body lasts again for a time, then
    • astral body of the Spirits of Motion continues until the Spirits of
    • astral body to flow into the human being, he acquires his first soul
    • which occur in him through the possession of a life body and which
    • On Saturn, the human physical body was composed of heat, which on the
    • evolution, when the astral flows into the physical body, the latter
    • human physical body now gradually takes on a form composed of three
    • substantial organisms. The densest is a water body. This is permeated
    • physical body, which, even on the Moon, is unable to become the bearer
    • of an independent life body. This is the lowest of the Moon kingdoms.
    • incorporate into themselves an independent astral body. These form a
    • cleavage begins in the cosmic Moon body. A part of the Moon's
    • closely linked with the unitary cosmic body, now take up their abode
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Evolution of the Cosmos and Man (Part 6)
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    • with a physical, life, and astral body, but these members of his being
    • three preliminary stages. In the first stage, the physical body is
    • upon the physical body. When the physical body has progressed far
    • form of existence before the life or ether body can also advance. The
    • physical body must be remodeled, as it were, in order to be able, when
    • it unfolds again, to receive the more highly developed life body.
    • higher level for the purpose of developing the life body. Again after
    • an intermediate period something similar happens for the astral body
    • should be given to the fact that man possesses a physical body, a life
    • body, and an astral body, but that the physical body as well as the
    • life body do not yet exist in a physical or etheric form, but in an
    • astral form. What at that time makes the physical body physical is not
    • appearing in soul form. This is also true of the life body.
    • as a reciprocal activity between these beings and the celestial body
    • the activity of immersion in the fire-body. They still remain almost
    • body occurred. Inserted into it is the primal nucleus of what later
    • stage of his existence man consists of sentient soul, astral body,
    • life body, and physical body woven of fire. The spiritual beings who
    • take part in human existence surge up and down in the astral body;
    • through the sentient soul man feels himself bound to the body 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
    • entered the body-free state from an incarnation in the Greco-Latin
    • astral body right up to the middle of the Atlantean epoch. If the
    • ether body had not been partially separated from the physical, man
    • in the course of time a human being would appear with an astral body
    • become conscious through the ether body without special soul states.
    • And the physical body of this human being must be of such a nature
    • At the moment in the life of Christ Jesus, when His astral body
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 1)
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    • the body, so do the processes of true training for supersensible
    • cognition have to do with the body. Anything that has a different
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 2)
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    • body, yet it may be described as an enhanced waking state when
    • help of the body because of the weaker unfolding of its forces in that
    • of the picture that, like a reflection, the body (or properly speaking
    • body without eyes to see, or ears to hear. The force that was employed
    • independence of the second, just as the body of the human being has a
    • from everything and everybody. From every breath of air, from every
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 4)
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    • the higher organs of perception within the human astral body. They are
    • created from the substance of this astral body. These new organs of
    • definite methods of inner meditation the astral body is affected in
    • say, on the student's own astral body, and although he “sees
    • One will then certainly notice that one's astral body, upon which one
    • the senses. Higher beings are working upon the astral body, just as
    • the outer physical-sensory world works upon the physical body, and one
    • encounters this higher life in one's own astral body if one does not
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 5)
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    • the physical body. From among these soul organs the following will be
    • parts of the physical body. (The names “two-petalled” or
    • One becomes conscious of the lotus flowers through the astral body.
    • physical-sensory perception only the processes of the physical body
    • death.” The other members of human nature — life body, sentient
    • body, and ego — come under the law of transformation, and perception of
    • to this point perceives the releasing itself from the physical body of
    • the human physical body, the Sun state and the ether body, and so
    • forth. It must be shown that the germinal human physical body has come
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 6)
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    • transformed in the human soul. For example, somebody may discover that
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 7)
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    • lotus flowers in the astral body. Through the exercises that are
    • motions, forms, and currents appear in the human ether or life body
    • body of a human being who has attained inspiration and intuition
    • becomes conscious in the ether body, which develops into an etheric
    • members of the human body in the most manifold way. The most important
    • to free the currents and structures of his ether body from his
    • physical body and to use them independently. In doing this, the lotus
    • flowers serve him as organs through which he brings the ether body
    • radiations must have formed in the sphere of the ether body, enclosing
    • ether body are able to come into unhindered contact with the outer
    • human ether body flow into one another. If that happens, the moment
    • the above characterized network in the ether body.
    • extends not only to the ether body, but right down into the
    • supersensible forces of the physical body. One should not, however,
    • think that in this way effects take place in the physical body that
    • delicate, intimate, and subtle, and the human physical body is, at the
    • inner tranquility, the powerful hindrances of the physical body are
    • certain expressions of the physical body that formerly took place
    • at all by means of the physical body itself, also no breathing
    • exercises, but that everything that occurs in the physical body in
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Cognition of the Higher Worlds. Initiation. (Part 10)
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    • life. Indeed, we understand the physical body only when we recognize
    • evolutions. We understand the ether body when we follow its formations
    • consider that the human physical body, for example, was present during
    • and soul body, the sentient soul, and the other principles. Man is
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): The Present and Future of Cosmic and Human Evolution
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    • nevertheless, say that these beings possess a “body.” Yet
    • this body shows itself within their soul nature, which reveals itself
    • They experience it just as the earth man experiences his body. At a
    • special cosmic body splits off that contains all the beings who have
    • Will formed his physical body, upon the Sun the Spirits of Wisdom his
    • life-body, and upon the Moon the Spirits of Motion his astral body.
    • astral body of man; there it shows itself as “cosmic
    • good for that type of body. These forms would then have to be ensouled
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Details From the Realm of Spiritual Science
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    • cause, and above all, without their being caused by his own body.
    • ether body thus: If the person who has supersensible perception has
    • the ether body. In his soul the same inner sensation emerges that he
    • in intensity and enables him to say that the ether body has the color
    • 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
    • place of man appears like a separate cosmic body. If, however,
    • and Mars evolutions, and so forth. — When the human astral body yields
    • body of man during the waking state. Therefore, the name “astral
    • body” seems to be justified.
    • which, after the death of the human being, the astral body still
    • remains united with the ether body. During this time a gradually
    • depends upon the degree of power with which the astral body of the
    • individual human being holds fast to the ether body, upon the degree
    • who, because of his state of body and soul, ought to be asleep, but
    • is to say, does the connection of the astral with the ether body last.
    • When the ether body is released from man after death, a portion of it
    • described as an extract or an essence of this body. This extract
    • by taking into account not only the sensory-physical body, but also
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  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Table of Contents
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    • 1.The Ether Body of Man
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface: Fourth Edition
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    • perception cannot penetrate into the smallest cells of a living body,
    • whether somebody who confronts the thought activity mentioned with
    • soul-life is bound to the instruments of the body, the strengthened
    • be some sort of soul-life independent of the body, and who are
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Preface: Sixteenth to Twentieth Edition
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    • the astral body of man, that was a proof, to the critic, that I was
    • be found. Indeed, if I spoke of “astral body,” this was the
  • Title: Book: Occult Science (1972): Special Comments
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    • knowing even how to make the movements of its head and body in order
    • activity of the ego in the astral body and those taking place in the
    • ether body. They pass over into each other. If man learns something
    • has occurred in the astral body; if however, this judgment or
    • the ether body. Everything that becomes a possession of the human soul
    • body. What becomes, by degrees, an immutable treasure of memory, rests
    • on the fact that the work performed on the astral body has been
    • transferred to the ether body.
    • relationships of the soul to the body, which must appear in the
    • evolution. Similarly, Mars is a celestial body on which beings dwell

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