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  • Title: Festivals/Easter: Lecture VI: Easter: The Mystery of the Future
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    • intimation that here, at this place in his body, something is lacking,
    • when a man wakes in the morning he comes down with his astral body and
    • world around him. He plunges with his astral body down into his brain,
    • astral body draw out of the physical and etheric bodies, and sleep
    • and astral body have passed out of them and all the impressions of the
    • when his Ego and astral body were outside his physical and etheric
    • past? The reason is that the connection between the physical body and
    • the etheric body was different. The connection existing to-day did not
    • gradual interlocking of the physical body and etheric body.
    • In earlier times, when the etheric body was still partly outside
    • the physical body, this projecting part of the etheric body was able
    • to receive impressions from the astral body, and it was these
    • Not until the etheric body had sunk right down into the physical body
    • body, the priests conducting the Initiation induced a partial
    • loosening of the etheric body, in consequence of which the physical
    • body lay for three and a half days in a trancelike sleep, in a kind of
    • paralytic condition. The astral body was then able to imprint into the
    • loosened etheric body experiences which had once come to Atlantean man
    • etheric body partially out of the physical body and guided the
    • impressions issuing from the astral body into this released etheric
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture I
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    • upon man. Chyle, lymph, and blood as body of beings of other planets.
    • within it. In the human body itself much goes on over which man is not
    • in the human body, there is actually only one thing that belongs or
    • all that actually stretches its feelers into the human body, all that
    • is anchored there. But we must first examine the human body a little.
    • blood as it flows through the arteries and spreads out in the body is
    • of the human body. Let us call to mind, for example, the three bodily
    • into the body through minute vascular organs called the ‘villi’
    • as nutritive juices for renewing the body. This is one of the substances
    • which we have in the body and which we call the ‘chyle.’
    • the human body of food from outside, there are other vessels inside
    • the body of a similar nature which conduct a species of fluid resembling
    • whole body, in a certain respect they even pass through the bone marrow
    • spread out and runs through the left half of the body and lower extremities
    • all the lower parts of the body with the left half of the trunk and head,
    • human body.
    • the human astral body. Such things do not manifest themselves merely
    • of the astral body. To-day we will consider the aspect in which the
    • deed, the revelation, the expression, of the astral body is the lymph.
    • Just as a man can fill two professions so too can the astral body be
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture II
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    • sun — a heavenly body around which a number of planets revolve.
    • this old Saturn the first germinal inception of our physical body was
    • consisting of physical body, etheric body, astral body, ego, spirit-self,
    • man, they have the physical body as one of their members. There are
    • 3. Astral Body
    • 2. Etheric Body
    • 1. Physical Body
    • lowest member is the etheric body; they too are sevenfold, having an
    • etheric body, astral body, and so forth, finishing with a member above
    • the astral body; above spirit-man they have an eighth and yet a ninth
    • astral body in our sense but whose Ego streams outwards without the
    • lowest member is a physical body, have life-spirit (Budhi) as their
    • is to have content. The nature of man's etheric body is such that it
    • the ego, works in the etheric body and that ‘Budhi’ is nothing
    • else than a transformed etheric body. In respect of substance, therefore,
    • the life-spirit too is an ether body. The twelfth member of these sublime
    • beings is also an ‘ether body’ but one which pours forth
    • from heavenly body to heavenly body are akin to those forces which stream
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture III
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    • our human body. What is to be brought forward today will link on to
    • here of the activity of the astral body during the night, of how the
    • astral body at night works at upbuilding the physical and etheric bodies
    • first rudiments of his physical body. Ancient Saturn was simply composed
    • calls this state of a cosmic body, Pralaya. Thus Saturn went through
    • of the physical body began, so on the Sun other beings followed, just
    • body with sun and moon — and this you can easily combine with
    • cosmic cauldron you would get a body which at one time existed. Then
    • to do on such a cosmic body as our present day earth, they needed a
    • when only the physical body is developed, they need a dwelling-place
    • had to be separated out. This scene of action was the cosmic body which
    • cosmic body split off, Saturn, which you still see in the heavens today.
    • a separate cosmic body, everything else that belongs to our present
    • from the old Moon, man had his physical body from Saturn, his etheric
    • body from the Sun and his astral body from the Moon. But be-cause he
    • being by saying that he consists of physical body, etheric body, astral
    • body, ego, spirit-self, life-spirit, spirit-man. The more correct division,
    • of his being. If we divide man thus into body, soul, spirit, then we
    • of the etheric body; then they themselves advanced a stage, and when
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IV
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    • of man's physical body. Myth of Chronos and Gaea. On the
    • Sun the Spirits of Form sacrifice the etheric body, on the Moon,
    • the astral body, and bring about the first inception of the human
    • present formation. Everything on that Saturn cosmic body was, however,
    • body — you must recollect the fundamental difference existing
    • health of the whole body is disturbed as well. The point is that man
    • all. To shed light the cosmic body must first become a sun, or be united
    • time, namely, the first rudiments of the physical body, consisted of
    • blood: a physical body consisting only of warmth! It is a horrible idea
    • germ of man — his physical body. All the other beings which are
    • as all beings go through an evolution. As man received his etheric body
    • on the Sun, his astral body on the Moon, his ego on the Earth and has
    • had no physical body on Saturn, their lowest member was an etheric body
    • which one can compare with the etheric body of man; thus we should have
    • to think away completely the physical body in the Spirits of Form, and
    • think of the lowest member of their being as the etheric body. Then
    • these beings had an astral body, an ego, spirit-self or Manas, life
    • on Saturn through their etheric body as man on Earth works externally
    • through his physical body. They possess no hands through which they
    • the physical body. But their etheric body manifests in such a way that
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture V
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    • a single body, the forces of Saturn, Sun and Moon worked in it together.
    • the Earth. Imagine how this cosmic body appeared in universal space.
    • across at this cosmic body from outside. All the beings which we have
    • through its warmth. But now you have to do with a Sun-body, inwardly
    • body which consisted of earth and moon, for the present moon was at
    • body now consisted not only of fire and air but of water, too. The force
    • nothing in your physical body today that is not permeated by mineral
    • substance. The human body as it is today has arisen only relatively
    • the body is burnt or decays. What actually remains behind as ash is
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VI
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    • ancient Moon, then we remember that the human being had physical body,
    • etheric body, astral body, but not yet a personal ego as he now possesses
    • where he had no ego at all, where he still consisted of physical body,
    • etheric body, astral body, we should find that this old Moon-consciousness
    • remained concealed. In order that love might develop on earth the body
    • living in the body, what really makes him, so to speak, an entity who
    • in the human body, right up to the astral body (we have already described
    • work on man's being since he has a physical body, an etheric and
    • an astral body. And because whatever man as personality develops under
    • Christ then the human body — if we speak in a comprehensive sense
    • torn man away out of the body, led him to a rapid spiritual evolution
    • and quickly consumed his body, in which case the Earth could never fulfill
    • do not wish for that, we want the human body to develop fully, but we
    • have been dried up, mummified. The body of man would have remained united
    • the Resurrection of the Body, of the Flesh.
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VII
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    • of the Angel beings: they have no physical body and therefore no organs
    • of the physical body such as eyes, ears, and so on. Hence they do not
    • body and hence have a certain relationship with the plants. Their consciousness
    • have often spoken. We have said that man has a physical body, an etheric
    • body, an astral body and an ego and that he is now occupied in transforming
    • his astral body so that it gradually becomes spirit-self. He is working
    • body into the spirit-self.
    • can keep himself from sleeping. Then the etheric body dissolves and
    • body in the next incarnation. He is enabled to build up his next body
    • Thus man has this life-essence and forms his next body out of it in
    • man not only forms this body but that in Devachan he is by no means
    • developing the spirit-self in the astral body. In a part of Christian
    • kingdom and can perceive it. They have no etheric body, the astral body
    • is the lowest member of their being. The animal has an astral body and
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VIII
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    • The threefold nature of man: body, soul, and spirit. Beings higher
    • than man possess soul and spirit, the animals, body and soul.
    • The elemental beings too have body and soul, though the body is
    • invisible. Goblins, Gnomes. Fourfold nature of man: physical body,
    • etheric body, astral body, and ego. As physical substance continues
    • upwards as etheric body, astral body, so it does downwards in
    • We apportion to him a bodily nature — the physical body, etheric
    • body, astral body — and, distinct from the body, a soul-nature
    • the coarse body. Those beings, for instance, whom we call Lunar Pitris,
    • to man, who is a three-membered being — spirit, soul, body.
    • in them: they consist essentially of body and soul.
    • They have body and soul. We know, however, that the animals are connected
    • we have indeed a being possessing only body and soul, but it is continued,
    • here on the physical plane that we can say animals have body and soul.
    • body and soul. In various occult teachings they are often called elemental
    • that such beings consist of body and soul. Their existence is of course
    • our world. The activity of these beings of body and soul plays very
    • and so forth. Apart from the fact that their body is invisible, they
    • of man when we distinguish his members as physical body, etheric body,
    • astral body, and ego and what is to evolve from them as spirit-self,
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IX
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    • physical body, etheric body, and astral body. The ego is in the astral
    • or in the bee's body, but the exchange of taste between bee and
    • sensation of taste in the body. Then the whole swarm is ensheathed in
    • etheric bodies lie in bed, the astral body with the ego lifts itself
    • darkness. In the morning when the astral body and the ego draw again
    • and man dipped down into his physical body, as far as was the case then,
    • his physical body and emancipated himself from the “dance”
    • body and entered the super-sensible consciousness. That was an ancient
    • descend as far as the physical body, they do not touch the physical
    • to his physical body. In the case of man the group souls in their entirety
    • have come down to the physical plane, and man's physical body
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture X
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    • The four systems of man's physical body: senses system as
    • when astral body and ego are outside the physical and etheric
    • of the etheric body in the physical body; towards the future a
    • loosening of the etheric body takes place again. Inner spiritual
    • and etheric bodies lie in bed, the ego with the astral body is lifted
    • and the astral body outside have, in this present cycle of evolution,
    • We know that he received the first rudiments of a physical body in the
    • Sun evolution, he received the etheric or life body, that in the third
    • embodiment, the Moon evolution, he also received the astral body, and
    • This physical body which man bears today is actually his oldest part,
    • rudiments were there while no other part of the physical body as yet
    • of sense-organs. On the Sun the etheric body was added, the physical
    • body went through a change, and the organs arose which we call today
    • Then on the Moon when the physical body had undergone a third transformation
    • through the impress of the astral body, were added those organs which
    • is the expression of the astral body, the glandular system of the etheric
    • body, and the senses system the physical expression of the physical
    • body itself. We have seen in former lectures that the blood system appeared
    • the present physical human body.
    • The human body as it is
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture XI
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    • forces which take the form of architecture for the physical body,
    • the etheric body, painting for the sentient soul. The harmonies
    • of physical body, etheric body, astral body, and so on, upwards, as man,
    • but who have an etheric body as their lowest member. They are invisible
    • spiritual beings whose lowest member is the astral body, presenting
    • place beings who have as their lowest bodily nature an etheric body,
    • who live around us in this fine etheric body, and send down to us their
    • etheric body forward from there; they need no physical body like man.
    • their etheric body into connection with our earthly sphere — an
    • astral body as their lowest member need, however, something different
    • astral body of higher beings to manifest in it. The Arts and what they
    • body, etheric body, astral body and ego are all before us, while in
    • ego and astral body are outside them. For our present purpose it will
    • place man has the physical body, then the etheric or life body, then
    • what we call roughly the astral body, the soul body, which belongs to
    • the astral body but is united with the etheric body. That is the member
    • soul — which moreover belongs to the astral body and is of astral
    • the soul body remains in connection with the etheric body that lies
    • in the physical body works on the whole inner nature, on sentient soul,
    • and enters the three-fold bodily nature of physical body, etheric body
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