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  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • penetrate the solid substance of our planet; our imagination is then
    • beings are brought into contact with the warmth of our planet
    • planet. Just as that is his home in the universe, so have these beings
    • with our earth-planet, who allot the work of the nature-spirits to the
    • consisting of higher spirits which hover round the earth-planet and
    • and fade, in bringing life into the whole planetary earth-sphere. It
    • earth-planet, expresses itself in day and night, is brought about by
    • the Rotation of Time,” of our planet, is applicable. What the
    • to our planet, but we feel in a quite peculiar way, that we actually
    • which can only live externally in any one country of our planet. For
    • that which lives on a particular territory of our planet is connected
    • one with the whole undivided spirit of the planet itself; we awaken in
    • the undivided spirit of the planet itself. It is extremely important
    • that we should feel ourselves as belonging to the whole of our planet.
    • simultaneously, then our common life with the planet so expresses
    • nature that he is connected with the changing conditions of the planet
    • becomes conscious of all the conditions which his planet can go
    • planetary spirit. When I say that a man becomes one with the planetary
    • spirit, that he lives in union with this planetary spirit, you must
    • really only experiences the planetary spirit as a whole; whereas it
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  • Title: Lecture 3: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • planet. Today it will be necessary for us to follow another path in
    • have spoken, even of the Planetary Spirit itself, when we have
    • lives with the outer world; he loses himself in it. In our planet, for
    • distributed over our planet, we are, in a certain sense, placed under
    • evolution of our planet to a definite point of time, about which we
  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • cosmic space and there perceive a planet — Mercury, Venus, Mars
    • planet its form expresses to us the work of the Spirits of Form. Just
    • body, astral body, sentient soul etc., so, behind the planet,
    • being of a planet in the sense of spiritual science, we must say:
    • — The planet meets our perception in cosmic space when its
    • higher hierarchies. Thus we rightly imagine such a planet as Mars, or
    • planet its physical form, the creation of the Spirit of Form —
    • when we consider it thus do we conceive of the complete planet, as
    • of the planet is a creation of the Spirits of Form. Our Earth-form is
    • by its inner motion. The earth-planet is in a continual state of inner
    • can all say that our planet is in perpetual inner motion. Indeed, if
    • we do not merely include the solid earth in the planet, but also the
    • water and the air, then daily life teaches us that the planet is in
    • water, in all these we see the inner mobility of the planetary
    • substance. That is a life of the planet. Just as the etheric body
    • designate as the Spirits of Motion work in the life of the planet. We
    • may therefore say: The external form of the planet is the creation by
    • a planet is in every way an actual being, a being regulating what goes
    • been described as inner vitality present in the planet but the planet
    • body — is regulated in the planet by the Spirits of Wisdom. We
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  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • IN our last lecture we tried to consider a planetary system in its
    • participates in forming a planet, and we have seen how a planet
    • mobility of the planet, is the result of the activity of the Spirits
    • of Motion. What we may call the lowest consciousness of the planet,
    • through which the planet, instead of remaining stationary changes its
    • The organizing of the planet in such a way that it does not follow an
    • in harmony with the whole planetary system to which it belongs, the
    • regulating of the individual movements of the planet in harmony with
    • planet, whereby the planet comes as it were, into connection with the
    • in the planet; and in this, what comes from the Spirits of Form is but
    • a sort of kernel. On the other hand every planet has something like a
    • far-reaching for the whole evolution of the planetary system to which
    • a planetary system is actually formed. At the conclusion of the last
    • planets, proceeds from the Spirits of Form; but it is not quite
    • accurate to represent it thus. If you consider the planets —
    • Spirits of Form. Let us take, for example, the planet which for a long
    • planet (the inner circle). That to the occultist, is not Jupiter: to
    • Sun. That means that the Spirits of Form corresponding to our planets,
    • those physical planets would not be in existence if only the Spirits
    • around us the planetary spheres as far as the orbit of Saturn, for
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  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • at the planetary system, at the starry heavens, our physical vision
    • in a planetary system. There we have the planets themselves, with the
    • fixed star, the Sun, as their ruler; and circling the planets we have
    • within the planetary system we also have those remarkable stars, which
    • in a planetary system: the planets, the fixed stars, the moons, and
    • the ordinary normal consciousness, only the planet itself and, indeed,
    • only the particular planet on which the normal consciousness
    • planet. To the normal consciousness all the rest is at first only
    • man and everything which appertains to him on this planet, we must
    • lecture, that the phenomena of man and his planet are not to be
    • have also seen that when we turn our attention to the planets
    • Wisdom. This only refers to the inner part of the planet, the inner
    • Wisdom were active, the planet would be still. The fact that it moves,
    • Will; and the regulation of the movement in the whole planetary
    • whole planetary system; for while the movements of the individual
    • planets are so ordered that together they comprise the system, it must
    • planetary system to cosmic space, to the neighboring planetary system.
    • is mutual understanding between one planetary system and another by
    • from one planetary system to another, and give information of what
    • takes place in one planetary system to the other system. Through this
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  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • lunar life; and of the planetary life. In speaking of these heavenly
    • would the planets and other bodies visible to our eyes appear to such
    • the planetary system, the heavens or cosmos, were we not able, through
    • planetary system; for by fixing occult vision upon the moon, we have
    • recalled an earlier condition of our planetary system. If we now try
    • to describe that, we can speak of the condition of our planetary
    • purpose of obtaining a sort of memory-picture of the planetary
    • this earth beneath our feet and around us, as a physical planet,
    • planet, into its earlier conditions. The question now is: Can we look
    • moon-nature in the whole planetary system; and as far as we can,
    • planets, and compare their conditions one with another. Now, I am
    • planets of our planetary system, can become aware of the impressions
    • given by other planets of our system. If we thus observe a planet, or
    • has something like a memory-concept of the planetary system. This
    • of that which now exists in the planetary system. Now the impression
    • from the individual planets. Everything we thus experience works
    • individual planets. This is the first thing I should like to say about
    • vision if we look away from our present-day planetary system, and only
    • impression of a still earlier condition of our planetary system, to
    • separated, but when the whole planetary system was, in a sense, Sun,
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  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • earth-planet from the other planets of our planetary system. We may
    • the impulse for their activity in the six or seven principal planets
    • groups of the animals work down spiritually from the planets. In
    • cosmic space, and indeed primarily in the planetary world. The
    • on our planets; they had to withdraw into these planets in order to
    • Now if the planets were only to allow these forces to stream down upon
    • hinder the forces of the planets.
    • follows. The forces which worked down from the planet Mars, for
    • of the planets are actually the abode of the group-souls, the
    • earth, but on one of the planets. That which with regard to man is to
    • outside in cosmic space, amongst the planets. Just as, for instance, a
    • group-ego which dwells on a planet pass through cosmic space in front
    • animal forms are to be sought in the world of the planets which belong
    • to our planetary system, but are outside our earth.
    • planets? It is then seen that these group-egos of the animals are the
    • earth but upon the other planets, in order so to work upon the earth
    • of Motion work down from the planets upon the animals; do similar
    • Motion are grouped on the various planets in relation with the earth,
    • apportioned to them on the various planets. Just as the group-souls of
    • the animals dwell on the various planets, so also do certain Luciferic
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  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • planets of a planetary system; in our own planetary system to those
    • planets which exist outside the earth. And we have shown that the
    • planetary centers. Thither must we also go if we wish to seek for that
    • which is common to all, from the earth to the rest of the planets of
    • our planetary system. Thus the principle by which the mineral is
    • the life-streams pouring down from the planets; stimulated constantly,
    • planets, and permeating our earth-planet livingly; in order to
    • it is not dead, to planetary space at least, it is something which is
    • planetary system. Just as the human or animal organism separates off
    • be sought as streaming down from the several planets. Just as in
    • life sent down by the individual planets which permeate the earth from
    • the planets.
    • are not created from the planets by means of these planetary streams,
    • the planets, as I have already described with regard to the
    • again depend on the constellation of the individual planets. But what
    • the planets create, each through its own original nature, is expressed
    • permeated by an etheric stream from one of the planets; another is
    • permeated by a stream from another planet. Thus we have to trace back
    • the nature of mineral substances to activities in the planetary system
    • to the planets, that they have designated those substances which have
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  • Title: Occultism and Initiation
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    • in its present planetary form, that is, they point to conditions

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