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  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture I: The Being of Man
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    • and thus have a further principle in common with man: the astral body.
    • The astral body is the seat of everything we know as desire, passion,
    • experience, but for the Initiate the astral body can become an outer
    • impulse, as colour and form in the astral body. For example, he sees
    • intense passion flashing like rays of lightning out of the astral body.
    • of the astral body varies with the species: a lion's astral body has
    • to the seer in a peculiar form. When he studies the astral body, everything
    • upon the astral body and ennobled the desires. The higher the moral
    • have worked upon the astral body. The seer can distinguish between a
    • Whatever part of the astral
    • so much of Manas as he has created by his own efforts; part of his astral
    • in rudiment only. Physical body, etheric body, astral body, “I”
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture II: The Three Worlds
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    • The astral world or the world of soul.
    • world which we perceive with our ordinary senses: but the astral world
    • is in this same space; we live in the other two worlds, the astral and
    • We get to know the astral
    • it. Anyone whose senses are opened to the astral world will at first
    • with which he can compare it. The astral world has a whole range of
    • but in the astral world we have to read them backwards as 543. Everything
    • desires and passions, which live in what we call the astral body. Ordinary
    • world you see first the hen and then the egg. In the astral world you
    • see the egg and then the hen that laid it. Time in the astral moves
    • to recognise these peculiarities of the astral world. Many myths and
    • astral, one urging him to evil, the other to good. In the mirror-picture
    • All such images appear in the astral world reversed. Scholars attribute
    • a saying which can now be made known: In the astral world, every lie
    • see into the astral world the thought is like an arrow or thunderbolt
    • hurled against the other's astral body and injuring it as a gunshot
    • anyone with astral vision it is often much worse to see someone harbouring
    • The astral world is composed
    • give you some idea of these floating colours. But the astral colour-images
    • to recognise a certain resemblance between the physical and astral worlds.
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  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture III: Life of the Soul in Kamaloka
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    • The astral body.
    • body extends a little beyond the physical body on all sides. The astral
    • bodies remain on the bed, united as in the daytime. The astral body
    • loosens its hold, and the astral body and Ego-body raise themselves
    • on are dependent on the astral body, which is now outside the physical
    • astral body do during the night? A clairvoyant can see that it has a
    • gets tired and used up, and the task of the astral body is to make good
    • are different. The etheric body then leaves him, as well as the astral
    • At the moment of death the connection between the astral body and etheric
    • forth in the heart, and then the etheric body, the astral body and the
    • from the astral body and the Ego.
    • are left with the astral body and the Ego. If we are to understand this
    • desire as a brownish-red thought-form in the upper part of his astral
    • will be twenty-five years. And what happens then? The astral bodies
    • of people vary widely in colour and form. The astral body of a primitive
    • his astral body. Hence one can say that a man has two astral bodies:
    • astral body, the outcome of his own endeavours, and to leave the lower
    • lower astral body remains behind; with more highly developed people
    • little will be left behind; a powerful higher astral body will go with
    • in astral space, and may be a source of many dangerous influences.
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  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture IV: Devachan
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    • then of his etheric body and finally of his lower astral body. What
    • etheric body takes leave of the astral. It sinks into the unconscious,
    • in the higher astral body and rests there.
    • body. So now he has five bodies: physical, etheric, astral, ego and
    • Devachan his causal body and the purified, ennobled parts of his astral
    • them. At a particular moment, just after he has laid aside his astral
    • When a man is asleep, his astral body leaves the physical and etheric
    • the astral body is engaged on its usual task of repairing and restoring
    • his astral body no longer has this task to perform, and in proportion as
    • forces of the astral body are released after death, its own specific
    • These astral organs are
    • motion, a man perceives the astral world. But the difference between
    • physical and astral organs is that physical organs are passive and allow
    • can awaken only when the forces of the astral body are not otherwise
    • long as the lower parts of the astral body are still united to the man,
    • the astral organs are dimmed. It is only when the astral corpse has been
    • Devachan — that these astral sense-organs wake to full activity; and
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture V: Human Tasks in the Higher Worlds
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    • the beings who live on the Earth. On the astral plane things are quite
    • but appear on the astral plane as beings like himself. Among them are
    • plane animals have only a physical, an etheric and an astral body; they
    • have no Ego there, for their Ego is to be found on the astral plane.
    • have their common soul on the astral plane. The Ego of the species lion,
    • as though the Ego hovered in astral space and held the individual animals
    • the astral world. He may, for example, observe astral corpses floating
    • about, in process of dissolution. The astral corpse of a highly developed
    • earlier astral corpse is not wholly dissolved when its original bearer
    • and finds his astral corpse still present. The corpse is then strongly
    • drawn to him and slips into his new astral body. He does indeed create
    • a new astral body, but the old one combines with it, and he has to drag
    • the old astral body comes before him as a second Ego, playing tricks
    • Guardian of the Threshold. An old astral corpse finds it easy to withdraw
    • Besides these astral forms,
    • are bell-shaped and shoot through astral space with enormous speed. They
    • come from Devachan into astral space. What is happening here?
    • with him into Devachan his higher astral body, and the causal body made
    • new “astral substance” rather as scattered iron filings
    • are brought into order by the pull of a magnet. He collects this astral
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  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • other beings in the physical world. But the child's etheric and astral
    • attempt should be made to influence the astral body, or its inward activity
    • the etheric and astral bodies quite unmolested and to rely on everything
    • teaching is needed for the etheric and astral bodies, but it is extremely
    • the third period of seven years, the age of puberty, the astral body
    • last mature enough for real understanding. As the astral body is liberated,
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VII: Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life
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    • bodies — the physical, the etheric, the astral, and within them
    • change in the astral body, for it is the most subtle and delicate and
    • is the substance of the astral body. Slowest of all to change is the
    • so on which transform the astral body during a long life will produce
    • he must try-to prepare these as much as possible in his astral body.
    • will engender in his astral body something which will become a
    • basic colour to the astral body. This does not depend on the astral
    • course. In the astral bodies of such decadent people an abundance of
    • decaying astral substance can be seen. When the Mongols fell upon the
    • and panic. These emotions belong to the astral body, and under such
    • conditions decaying astral substances will flourish. Thus the astral
    • consequence of an influence on the astral body.
    • you in finding evidence for this, because it knows nothing of astral
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • the astral body has been so often convinced that this or that would
    • explanation of children born dead? In such cases the astral body may well
    • members may be properly constituted. But the astral body withdraws, and
    • so the child is born dead. But why does the astral body withdraw? The
    • vessels, and so it cannot have an etheric body. Equally, an astral body
    • cannot have an astral body. In fact, if a plant were to be permeated by
    • an astral body it would no longer be a plant, but would have to be
    • and etheric bodies may be properly united; then the astral body ought
    • victim. This experience imprints itself like a seal on his astral body.
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture IX: Evolution of the Earth
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    • of finer texture; the astral body is still higher and finer; of the
    • no mistakes, but the astral body makes many. The passions and desires
    • of the astral body surge against the physical body and overpower it.
    • his astral body. The physical heart keeps the circulation of the blood
    • in order; the astral body incessantly attacks the heart, because it
    • that it can withstand the attacks of the astral body for seventy or
    • body, and still less so the astral; the Ego-body is the least developed
    • younger is the etheric body, still younger the astral, and the Ego-body
    • structure, then a Rupa-Devachan structure, and finally an astral structure.
    • be divided into seven phases: Arupa, Rupa, Astral, Physical and back
    • Sun. In the third Round there was something new: man acquired an astral
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture X: Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times
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    • furnished with an astral covering. The united body of Earth and Moon
    • was surrounded by an astral atmosphere which had previously been dissolved
    • body, however, the astral body had as yet no independent existence:
    • there was still a common astral covering for all beings. This was the
    • and more densified, with increasing absorption of the astral element.
    • by the fertilising astral force. Then came an important stage when the
    • fertilising Beings in the astral atmosphere permeated the nature-forms
    • was filled with pure spirit, later with the astral element, and finally
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XI: The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs
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    • Earth. If you study our solar system from the astral and not from the
    • need only remind ourselves that on the astral plane everything appears
    • reversed. The Ptolemaic system holds good for the astral plane, the
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XII: Occult Develpment
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    • get some idea of how time appears in the astral world. A small experience
    • present but can truly perceive the astral element in a man, his soul
    • in the astral body signify — what passions, for example, they
    • man and other beings always appears as astral light. Passions appear
    • name and its relation to other things. This comes in addition to astral
    • wheels begin to revolve at specific places in the astral body, turning
    • of the astral body, but their mode of perception is an active one. The
    • by the revolving lotus-flowers bring them into contact with the astral
    • substance, and that is how perception on the astral plane occurs.
    • are restored by the astral body; by its inherent regularity it can make
    • when the astral body withdraws. If they are forced out of their proper
    • He would find himself plunged into the stormy sea of astral experiences
    • to find his bearings in the astral world. Hence the need to find a Guru
    • physical senses only what is to be found on that plane. Astral perceptions
    • are valid for the astral plane; devachanic hearing is valid only in
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XIII: Oriental and Christian Training
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    • command, Do not lie, if you recall what I said about the astral
    • seen with astral vision.
    • though his feet were being laved with water. The inner sign is an astral
    • astral vision, and every pupil has the same vision. When he has
    • has an astral vision of himself being crowned with thorns.
    • The pupil experiences in an astral vision that darkness reigns everywhere
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XIV: Rosicrucian Training - The Interior of the Earth - Earthquakes and Volcanoes
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    • acquires astral vision. After a time he will notice a little flame
    • proceeding from the plant: that is the astral counterpart of its growth.
    • means one comes to see things surrounded by their astral element.
    • for example, no astral body, and therefore they could not come into
    • created by the astral body. Similarly, no being can have warm blood
    • way. Hence we can say that the liver is closely related to the astral
    • and of the sun. The nature of the astral can be learnt by concentrating
    • of their astral will and let loose the forces of the Fire-Earth layer,

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