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  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • classes or categories of spiritual beings, perceptible to occult
    • To-day we shall speak of two other forms or categories of
    • second category which we then described are to be found in water that
    • category of such spiritual beings with which occult vision can become
    • have become acquainted with four categories of nature-spirits, having
    • us as thoughts, feelings, and impulses of will. Thus in this category
    • principles of man's nature, which at first we understand as the ego
    • but as regards the normal consciousness our ego is still more asleep
    • plurality, if he is still asleep in his ego and awake in his astral
    • the man should not if possible allow his ego to sleep when his astral
    • one element which we must preserve, if our ego is not to sleep while
    • qualities, our ego will never be asleep when our astral body is awake.
    • We shall carry the connection with our ego into the world in which we
    • and etheric bodies. Then, if we awake with our ego, not only do we
    • with our ego, we feel ourselves not only poured out into the whole
    • are so far advanced that we can awaken our ego and astral body
    • becomes conscious of his ego, he has nothing to do with them. He then
    • regard to man: “behind his astral body is his ego ” —
    • to the astral body, and the Planetary Spirit to the ego of man.”
    • Just as the ego of man perceives the physical environment of earth, so
  • Title: Lecture 3: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • of his astral body and his ego separating from his physical and
    • as the next category in a higher world change their state of
    • beings, of which we are speaking as the next category above man, are
    • that when we ascend to the higher category of beings no longer
    • category above man, are active externally, they then manifest
    • higher category — we call them, speaking generally, the beings of
    • the next higher category.
    • possibility to the beings of the higher category spoken of here, so
    • our inner being we describe as our egoistic experience, as that which
    • Probably to become free from what we call usually egoistic impulses is
    • egoistic inner life, we must lay aside even that coloring of inner
    • egoistic existence. This is felt by men who assert again and again
    • own inner being, he grows beyond mere egoism, and a higher self, as we
    • the human being with his egoism in this one incarnation. When we begin
    • egoistic interests, occult vision draws our attention to this fact:
    • same time. This third category of the Third Hierarchy we call the
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • possible for man to rise above himself, to subdue all his own special ego
    • of man, because in this condition a man with his ego and his astral
    • categories just as we did among the beings of the Third Hierarchy. To
    • distinguish between these categories will be more difficult, for the
    • second stage becomes aware of what we call the category of the Spirits
    • It is still more difficult to consider a third category of such beings
    • the third category of the Second Hierarchy. But this cannot take place
    • and we recognize a third category of the beings of the Second
  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • were, beside the other being. But even this last remains of egoistic
    • then aware also belong to three categories. The first category we
    • and animals the spirits belonging to one of the categories of the
    • category of the First Hierarchy, if we allow such feelings to work
    • esotericism this category of beings is called the Cherubim. It is
    • extremely difficult to describe the beings of this higher category,
    • of Will, the lowest category of the First Hierarchy, by saying:
    • feeling, and will, the beings of the second category of the First
    • who form the first and highest category of the First Hierarchy. It
    • are beings of a higher category, not having a physical body as one of
  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • category beside the spirits of the Third Hierarchy, are called in
    • category of the Spirits of Form that some separated and would not go
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • hierarchies. We then ascended to the three categories of the Third
    • case. The activities of these two categories of higher hierarchies
    • human nature (the human ego, or astral body) to be in existence under
    • heart, the ego has its essential part, whilst in the organisation of
    • nerve-substance as such, for instance, the ego takes no part at all
  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • made still clearer if we state the following: We found the category of
    • higher category, in the ranks of the hierarchies acquires a
    • but sympathy and love; of driving egotism utterly and completely out
    • of the soul; for the smallest degree of egotism united with this
    • that category of heavenly bodies of which we spoke at the end of our
    • Ego-nature,” the “I” itself. Where is this
    • Yet to speak of an “ego” in the animal, as a phenomenon of
    • ego.” The animal has no ego in that which meets us on the
    • physical plane. Occult investigation could alone lead us to the ego of
    • the animals; for this is not to be found in the same region as the ego
    • of the human being. The animal ego is only to be found apart from the
    • different world, when with occult vision, we ascend to the animal ego.
    • and proceedings of man, namely, the ego. If he seeks that for the
    • super-sensible nature we can find the ego of the animals. There it
    • appears as a reality; but in the physical world this animal ego does
    • its own ego; so does a group of animals of one species possess such an
    • ego as we do not find in our physical world; it only reveals and
    • all wolves belong to a group-ego. The world in which we find the
    • group-egos of the animals, we designate concretely as the astral
    • that world in which is the group-ego of the animals, we find something
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  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • astral body and ego. Further on we drew attention to the fact that in
    • group-ego is on the astral plane. Further we saw that with regard to
    • group-ego on the Devachanic plane. With regard to the mineral, we only
    • group-egos of the minerals.
    • finds there with regard to man — namely, the ego; for that which
    • in man we call the ego, the I, can only be found for the animal on the
    • of its activity. Occult science cannot ascribe an ego to the animal in
    • the physical world. It does not deny an ego to the animal, but states
    • that what can be designated as the ego of an animal, is only to be
    • that an ego is denied to the animals, even to the higher animals, on
    • in man all those soul-forces relate to an ego in the physical world,
    • an ego which is developing itself individually in a physical world,
    • groups, and these chief groups have the highest group-egos. These have
    • what is actually meant when we speak of group-egos of the animals. It
    • group-egos of the animals; and that these beings fulfil their tasks
    • the expression, “The animal group-ego is to be found on the
    • to seek the group-ego of any animal form, he must not seek for it on
    • group-ego which dwells on a planet pass through cosmic space in front
    • planets? It is then seen that these group-egos of the animals are the
    • offspring of that category of spiritual beings to which I have
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  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • Lower Devachanic world, and the actual group-ego of the mineral
    • body and the ego — we must as it were, distribute all that man has on
    • plane the group-ego of the mineral. Thus, that which in man is
    • astral body of the plant, or the group-ego of the animal. As we saw
    • than that necessary for finding the group-ego of the animal. With the
    • same condition of consciousness with which he perceives the group-ego
    • corresponding forces externalizing themselves in the group-egos of the
    • considering the group-egos of the animals we could say: In reality
    • only the general forms are treated by the group-egos of the animals,
    • group-ego, from the planets to the sun — to the fixed star; so with
    • group-ego of the minerals; that has to be sought in a still higher
    • group-egos of the animals or plants are to be found. Therefore we
    • cannot find it upon the sun. Where then does the group-ego of the
    • group-ego of the minerals is, that, strictly speaking, it does not end
    • actually for the group-ego of the minerals outside the planetary
    • group-ego of the minerals, and which, in fact, works into the
    • streams out into space; from outside in cosmic Space the ego of the
    • fructification of the group-ego by the astral body, and by this means
    • group-soul that with the inflowing of his ego, a group-soul was
    • the primeval ego of man was to assert itself as a group-soul dwelling
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