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  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
    • of nature and in the heavenly bodies.
    • warmth, cold, all that is embodied in the laws of nature
    • We will not today speak of still higher principles of human nature,
    • sight can do something similar with regard to Nature around us. Just
    • we can look with occult vision at external nature in her colors,
    • the whole of physical nature. Only there is an immense difference
    • between the etheric body of all physical nature and that of man. When
    • figure. When the occult vision penetrates all that external nature
    • discovered that in physical nature the etheric body is a plurality
    • nature.
    • multiplicity of differentiated beings, behind our physical nature. To
    • behind physical nature when we begin to have a moral perception of the
    • another way attune ourselves in moral harmony with external nature.
    • external nature meets us as green. If once more we are so
    • understand the inmost parts of my soul through external nature when
    • nature is transmuted into a moral feeling.
    • upon us; we could in this way let all that we perceive in nature
    • world itself. Then, as it were, the external veil of nature is drawn
    • the etheric world of nature is a plurality, a multiplicity. How then
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  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • nature-spirits. The one is disclosed to trained occult sight when we
    • summer or autumn, the dying of nature-beings in general. As soon as
    • of nature. We were able to describe yesterday, that in spring the
    • in the kingdoms of nature; the ripening process comes about because
    • possible. We have described the second sort of nature-beings by saying
    • nature-spirits of solid substance, or the nature-spirits of Earth. The
    • nature-spirits of earth, of water, and of air. There is a fourth
    • nature. As guardians they carry the seed from one generation of plants
    • or other nature-beings, to the next. We can observe that these beings,
    • can also be called the nature-spirits of Fire, or of Heat. So that, to
    • have become acquainted with four categories of nature-spirits, having
    • world, for the earth as a whole with its various kingdoms of nature,
    • of many, many such nature-spirits, which are, moreover, divided into
    • four classes. The living cooperation of these nature-spirits is the
    • principles of man's nature, we may say that we have first of all in
    • behind that the astral body. It is just the same in external nature;
    • kingdoms of nature. Now can we also speak of a sort of astral body of
    • nature-spirits — but another and still more spiritual world. When
    • man now perceives have as it were command over the nature-spirits. Let
    • those beings which we call the nature-spirits of the water, work
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  • Title: Lecture 3: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • correct conception of the nature of the spiritual beings of which we
    • for this purpose to begin to-day from the nature of man himself and to
    • make clear certain attributes of human nature, and we can then proceed
    • attribute of human nature shall be brought into very special
    • his own nature. Thus in a certain sense for these beings of a higher
    • instance, he loses himself in the various kingdoms of nature. But when
    • long as they retain their nature. The possibility of untruth does not
    • nature. For what would be the result if a being of this Hierarchy
    • can only perceive their inner nature. They would, under the impression
    • their own nature live in the realm of absolute truth and sincerity.
    • define it, to fathom the nature of love. Love is complex; we perceive
    • descend from the environment of man into the kingdoms of nature; and
    • the nature-spirits, are detached from the beings of the Third
    • namely, service to nature. Indeed, certain offspring of the Archai are
    • the beings we have learnt to know as the nature-spirits of the earth;
    • those separated from the Archangels and sent down into nature, are the
    • nature-spirits of water; and those detached from the Angels we have
    • recognized as the nature-spirits of the air. With the nature-spirits
    • nature-spirits.
    • Thus we can speak of a relationship between the nature-spirits and the
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • IF we wish to know the nature of the spiritual forces powers active in
    • the different kingdoms of nature in the heavenly bodies, we must first
    • We tried to characterise the so-called nature-spirits, and then
    • Hierarchy and of their off-spring, the nature-spirits. If we wish to
    • more closely on the nature of sympathy and love — this was
    • with a view of what goes on in the inner nature of those beings. We
    • remains. So it is with the actual nature, with the selfhood of the
    • qualities described to-day, to everything around us in nature which
    • besides the form in the beings around us in nature. We know indeed,
    • the Second Hierarchy permeate all nature, and find expression in the
    • nature. Flowing Wisdom passes full of life through all beings, through
    • all the realms of nature; and not merely a general flowing wisdom, for
    • kingdoms of nature, just as the nature-spirits by the Third Hierarchy
    • miniature in the Kingdom of Nature. — Now the spiritual beings
    • sink down into the kingdoms of nature, are those designated in
    • Hierarchy, just as the nature-spirits are the offspring of the Third
    • matter, there rule the nature-spirits which are the offspring of the
    • earth, water, and air, to that which lives in the nature kingdoms by
    • animate and interpenetrate the beings of these nature-kingdoms, and
    • exist in the various kingdoms of Nature. Still more difficult is the
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  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • soul must do if it would penetrate to the nature of the Second
    • clairvoyance plunges down into some being of the kingdom of nature; he
    • conveying the nature of his experiences, then again we gain something
    • nature, and we have learnt that the offspring of the Third Hierarchy
    • are the nature-spirits, while the offspring of the Second Hierarchy
    • of nature in rhythmic succession and repetition. The beings of the
    • too which takes place in the kingdom of nature rhythmically and in
    • 3rd Hierarchy:Manifestation.Being filled with Spirit.Nature-Spirits.
    • following lectures, the whole life and being of the Kingdoms of Nature
    • described are connected with the kingdoms of nature and with the
    • nature. In ordinary life we regard them as the inner soul-life; and
    • nature, from the physical body to the consciousness soul, are already
    • fact is the innermost part of man's nature but which, as far as the
    • consciousness. These principles of human nature are such that we speak
    • are the other principles of human nature. The whole man is a unity,
    • are beings so far exalted above human nature that they do not consist
    • nature of the hierarchies. Just as we speak of our Manas, Buddhi, Atma
    • exists above the hierarchies as the spiritual nature of the highest
    • drew near to what is so far above man and in its very nature
    • soul. Just as in man we ascend to his higher spirit-nature, to that
  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • be untrue to their nature so that their thoughts and feelings did not
    • desire to be untrue to their own nature, what would be the result?
    • be consistent with their own nature. Every untruth would be a denial
    • of their nature. That would mean nothing less than a deadening, a
    • beings had the desire to experience something in their inner nature
    • take on another nature.
    • What I have just described as the denial of their own nature by beings
    • of the Third Hierarchy, the taking on of another nature, did actually
    • nature which they need not manifest externally. That is, they had the
    • wish to deny their own nature. What did this bring about in these
    • Hierarchy which retained their own nature, cannot have. The beings of
    • Hence the necessity arose of denying their own nature and taking on
    • another nature. To develop an inner life of their own, to attain inner
    • their own nature, to deny it. They had, so to speak, to bring about in
    • within them? If we fix our attention upon the nature of the beings of
    • number of them to deny their nature was a feeling of power, of
    • own nature; untruth, falsehood. You see, it is important that you
    • this way, through betraying their own nature, arose as a second
    • independent side to their nature. This concept can provide an
    • own beings, belonging to the kingdoms of nature on the planet in
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • observable in its most external nature. With the hypotheses given us
    • nature-spirits, descend into the world of nature, and work there. We
    • over the nature of the Sun; they alone are active for the development
    • human nature (the human ego, or astral body) to be in existence under
    • fix our attention upon the nature of those spiritual beings whom we
    • different nature. We may say that what in man is his liver or his
    • its true nature. And as in man, so it is in the heavenly system. A
    • everything of a cometary or meteoric nature is ever striving to
    • nature of the Cherubim and Seraphim, in order to understand the
  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • kingdoms of nature and observe our earth clairvoyantly, we see that
    • moon-nature in the whole planetary system; and as far as we can,
    • might learn to know the sun in its peculiar nature when it is least
    • through the special nature of its composition. I have given this as an
    • nature, we must also create, at least approximately, an idea from the
    • vision when we allow the separate kingdoms of nature to work upon us.
    • Let us proceed to the consideration of the kingdoms of nature,
    • “Ego-nature,” the “I” itself. Where is this
    • a certain well-known student of nature, Raoul France, ascribed a soul
    • “Wherever facts appear in nature externally, analogous to the
    • resembling the beings which, from something of an inner soul-nature,
    • nature-philosophers, then, just as they attribute a soul to the plant
    • little as we can speak of a soul-nature resembling the animal soul
    • super-sensible nature we can find the ego of the animals. There it
    • springing forth of nature in the spring, with the waking — and
    • mineral nature which reveals sensation. Yet even the mineral reveals
    • nature in their relation to the higher worlds, and this alone can give
    • nature to the creative beings of the hierarchies, who are active and
    • Public lecture given at Helsingfors, 9th April, 1912. ‘The Nature
  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • forces which work in the beings of the kingdoms of nature on earth and
    • kingdoms of nature. We stated that man has the four principles of his
    • nature are the spirits which we have now described as the group-souls
    • nature-spirits we have to see the offspring of the Third Hierarchy,
    • clothed their concept of the nature of this Spirit in the legend that
  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • kingdoms of nature, there still remains the mineral kingdom to be
    • this formation as suitable to the mineral nature. If we look at a
    • certain way with the nature of the mineral. Now occult investigation
    • the nature of the minerals we must be quite clear that, to physical
    • nature-spirits, of which we have spoken.
    • the planets create, each through its own original nature, is expressed
    • the nature of mineral substances to activities in the planetary system
    • understand, and occult vision tells us, that the astral nature of the
    • content, the inner nature expressed in the etheric stream is, by means
    • comet acquires a mineral nature; appears as a mineral intervention in
    • humanity, which works against the Luciferic influence in human nature,
    • works down into our kingdoms of nature, and is the foundation of all
    • the wonders of the heavens. For even in our kingdoms of nature either
  • Title: Occultism and Initiation
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    • of Nature
    • of Nature
    • basis of spiritual science, the super-sensible part of human nature
    • nature and being. On the other hand we must point out that,
    • that surround me in nature, upon the essence of all the kingdoms of
    • nature, I must say to myself: Their form of existence, the way in
    • beings and facts of the kingdoms of Nature confront humans as
    • dealing with the forces of nature and, on the other hand, the deep
    • hold of the creative phenomena in nature and in the universe. When
    • that human nature, as presently constituted, is such that when we
    • because, if our feelings are of a moral nature, our consciousness
    • person on the other hand — for that is the very nature of the
    • delicate and intricate nature of such things: the danger that in this

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