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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • any means under any sort of dependence upon another. Nobody evaluates
    • confronts each person. There is one golden rule that must be followed
    • essential for this comprehension. The golden rule is this, “Live your
    • contains is the one expressed here in the golden rule.
    • It is evident that the supposition inherent in this golden rule
    • the thought that this sorrow or accident has not occurred by some
    • illusion. The golden rule applying here is that, before even taking
    • temple of initiation, are not dependent on time and space. They belong
    • arrived to let the sentences rise resplendent again and again in
    • begins to perceive the great, eternal truths. Then, suddenly the world
    • intensity and emphasis. They are: Self-confidence paired with
    • instruction: “The statement that the student
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • course you know the other incident which occurred in the Bavarian
    • Few will deny that the
    • question exists will be denied by no one. Yet if we look back to
    • while ago a booklet came out in Germany: ‘Uber den
    • was dependent on the size of the brain, and that women, on average,
    • of dependence. George Egerton on the other hand says that
    • gender and which is quite independent of them. If one looks
    • beyond gender and is independent of it.
    • and fro the self-evident rights of man. Nowhere, however, is it
    • with any conservative intention, but as evidence that the whole
    • that physiology and biology have become deniers of immortality, even
    • coincidence — many will understand this that at the beginning
    • Blavatsky — that precisely here we have the unprecedented
    • denied — and you have the example of a woman who has shown, not
    • can be embodied an eternal, hidden element, then the artistic image
    • and material, and one hidden and spiritual. And only that man is a
    • bleakness or asceticism or to deny sexuality, enable and beautify the
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • not agitating in favor of particular tendencies, nor are we trying
    • must be confident that when a person has perceived the truth of
    • our lives if we become bound by and dependent upon our bodies
    • freedom and become dependent upon our bodies if we ignore what is
    • against an internal obstacle if it is denied the opportunity to
    • independent and more inclined to develop inwardly. He will become
    • spiritual horizon can be widened through a vegetarian diet, thus
    • in certain areas of science would perspectives be widened if
    • independently out of his astral body. Men are beings who are not
    • dependent on themselves alone. Rather are they placed within the
    • forces. What I mean can be seen in the tendency of gossips at a
    • manner. He can contribute toward the unfolding of free, independent
    • undermines his invisible independence. In so doing he makes himself
    • life, we can strive to become free and independent. Then the food
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • These two poles become evident when we observe a person placed in two
    • When we penetrate more deeply into this question it becomes evident
    • is dependent upon help coming from the Macrocosm.
    • suddenly someone has come near to help him, to make him alert to this
    • identity to humanity in the thirty-third year of his life. As Christ
    • densification of matter. If one were able to etherealise material
    • possible to keep hidden very much longer — is generated. It can
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • These skeptics often say that perhaps one who has developed hidden soul
    • that throughout the entire school year the student will be unable to spend
    • student is to be examined in. No wonder the prevailing opinion of the
    • student often is one of wanting to forget as soon as possible what he has
    • the nervous tendencies will disappear. In such cases, life itself
    • represent the subordination of the etheric to the physical body, and denote
    • certainly could not be applied if the existence of this body were denied.
    • in the education of the child. If a father, for example, denies a wish of his
    • pupil to deny himself the wishes in such a way that the child becomes
    • aware of the denial. There is a strong imitative impulse at work here in
    • evident that he will follow the example of his elders and also deny
    • In contrast, however, suppose that I stand alone and quite independently
    • make ourselves independent of what confronts us, the better. Thus it is
    • good to practice self-denial in not considering bad in our fellow-men the
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • clairvoyant experiences of the soul as it lives independently of the
    • life is an ascending one, completely dependent upon the body.
    • way, independently of man. A Being must have taken into himself what
    • Christ, did it not identify itself with the power of Christ, Christ
    • Christ unless it identifies itself with Him? Yet the opposite thought
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • Man has made himself independent of those forces which spiritually flow
    • upright he made himself independent of the first stream. If he had
    • Christ is denied, the power of Memory would fall into disorder. More
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • own independent life within us. In ordinary normal conditions this is not
    • becoming independently self-seeking, would have rent asunder the
    • Himself in an archangel. It is the dragon, trodden under foot, that has
    • gather this from corroborative evidence. If you ask me how it happens
    • students of selflessness, that Christ may live within us so that we may
    • dependent upon our natural ability, just as what we do physically is not
    • dependent alone upon our talents but also upon the muscular strength of
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • Seele, Ueber den Sinn der Lebens, Theosophische Moral, Anthroposophie
    • French philosopher Bergson, a man who certainly shows no tendency to
    • soul can conjure up what is hidden in its memories.
    • independent of the body. It is just as if hydrogen were to become
    • something we know to be independent of the body and with the world
    • The soul-spiritual core of our being, which is hidden in everyday life
    • pointing out that, though the plant seed in its dependence on outer
    • and principles of modern natural science. But spiritual science widens
    • Giordano Bruno the need for a new science of nature was made evident
    • are we thereby denying that Christ had been related to Jesus from
    • birth on? We would not deny this any more than we would deny that the
    • however, it only widens our earthly way of looking at things beyond
    • draw conclusions independent of their sensory perception. Is spiritual
    • science would like to widen their view to include cosmic spiritual
    • increasingly independent and inwardly ever more free. Therefore they
    • spiritual science confidently proclaims these ancient Christian truths
    • confidence in the human soul and has seen that it is most intimately
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • through arm and hand, an energy that is evidenced by indentations that
    • golden veins down in the rock depression to wind around Ahriman's body
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • existence is suddenly induced by something to turn to spiritual
    • conversion out of sudden fear of death or hell: five percent claimed
    • other evidence is unsound, or as they claim, rests on subjective
    • period we also live outside our habitual national identity. Only
    • identity little by little during his stay in kamaloka. There he
    • live in Stuttgart before moving to Dornach. He worked as a gardener in
    • thinking that a terrible accident had happened. This afternoon a
    • and fell on him. Nobody had noticed the accident, not even the
    • the place of the accident.” I have told you this externally tragic
    • When spirit-conscious souls down here harken to the hidden sounds of
    • in unserer schicksalstragenden Zeit” (“Supersensible
    • schicksalstragenden Zeit”, (“From a Time of Destiny”)
    • negotiated in 1897 by President Faure of France and Czar Nicolas II
    • (Complete Works), Bibl.-No. 1. Cf. the correspondence between
    • und ein Denker und ein Mensch” (“Robert Hamerling, the Poet, the
    • Munich, February 1915, p.623-631, Muth refers to his correspondence
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • must be no dogmatic beliefs or any tendency to accept teaching simply
    • cannot deny that the world is full of both. This, says Soloviev,
    • to understand the world with your ordinary mind. You can never deny
    • his identity first. If a being claiming to be God were to appear, we
    • should not believe him. He would have to prove his identity by
    • world. God cannot prove his identity through what is in the world, for
    • then, can he prove his identity? Only by showing, when he comes into
    • his identity. But Christ did so, inasmuch as He has risen, inasmuch as
    • God, proves His identity. Soloviev goes on to say: Nothing in the
    • to establish His identity, but rather we seek for God everywhere, in
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • January 1940 No. 3-4, this seems to be a condensed
    • possessed it. Their physical body was far more hardened than that of man
    • everything has therefore grown more and more hardened as far as man's
    • and hard. The animal forms are however quite hardened, so that their
    • less conspicuous. The human physiognomy is now strongly dependent upon
    • moulded at the present time, shall then have grown rigid. The tendency
    • realities, but they have the tendency to become realities.
    • if everything is left to follow the tendencies of that world-conception
    • body, its strength should be evident through the fact that we learn to
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Only today are those questions taking on tangible form. Prime evidence of
    • enmeshed at the present time. These questions become especially evident
    • joy in work would be clouded. Life would be felt a burden.
    • which eventually becomes the earth, and as a densifying globe it passes
    • only at the beginning of its development, it is intelligible, nay self-evident,
    • spiritual perception by our natural environment. It is like suddenly
    • earth is followed up further, it will become evident that the earth body,
    • acclaimed as self evident, were considered ridiculous at the outset. In the
    • and independent activity in the bodily processes not present up to that
    • mean by declaring that the ego does not display independent activity until the
    • fourth stage of life, since it is evident that we must be indebted to this
    • being is organized in such a way, on the one hand, that the independent
    • who denounce him as a visionary and quite unfamiliar with scientific thought.
    • be attained by man's own powers of perception. Such truths he denominates
    • “Praeambula Fidei.” These include all truths dependent upon the
    • strengthen the confidence of any individual who deems it a duty to enlist in
    • will also appear to be that individual's bounden duty never to desist, in
  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • tendencies to evil. We must, in the first place, altogether abstract
    • tendencies to evil — are subconsciously present in all men.
    • himself the tendencies to evil. Radically, but none the less truly, spoken,
    • receiving them he implants in himself the seed, the tendency to
    • It can scarcely be denied — if we cultivate the symptomatic
    • almost word-for-word identical with sentences in Hermann Grimm. Again,
    • dependence on the third Hierarchy — on the Angels, Archangels and
    • the tendencies making for social separation have to be overcome, and
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • hold of the whole human being and making him entirely dependent on
    • basis of social life and which, when broadened, is really the
    • might say: a “latent tendency” is always there for one man
    • Therefore in the relationship between people a tendency is shown for
    • evident to one who studies the realities of life. Above all things,
    • tendency to establish social impulses consists in, and expresses
    • tendency to sleep always develops in you so that you may experience
    • happens in the meeting between people — a tendency to fall asleep, a
    • tendency to keep awake. In this situation a tendency to keep awake has
    • or Consciousness Soul in which man must become independent. But on
    • are indeed the pillars on which personal independence rests. At
    • will balance this anti-social evolutionary tendency. The anti-social
    • anti-social evolutionary tendency of humanity in the Fifth
    • it good or bad, it is connected with the necessary tendencies of
    • understand the evolutionary tendency. It is not a matter of finding
    • independence, but that social forms provide a balance to this
    • independence. Otherwise neither the individual nor society can develop
    • anti-social tendency is of the utmost importance to understand because
    • that in this Fifth Post-Atlantean Period there is a tendency to take no
    • striven for in our present time. For the present has the tendency
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • The Golden Blade, 1954.
    • soul belonging to earlier centuries — by those decadent Nibelung
    • order in civilised humanity. Fundamentally speaking, the tendency
    • out-and-out phrasemonger as Wildenbruch! In the course of years I have
    • often mentioned an incident which listeners may have thought trivial,
    • ardent admirer of Frederick the Great and pictured him as a Germanic
    • life by emancipating it, making it independent of and separate from
    • tendentious historiography of the immediate past, with its bias
    • relationships surviving from olden times against the political State,
    • shows unmistakably how Roman influences in the form of jurisprudence
    • does not merely think of jurisprudence in the abstract, but, with sound
    • jurisprudence in literature and in science.
    • jurisprudence current in the modern age. The book written by Ihering on the
    • endeavouring to apply the concepts he had acquired to jurisprudence —
    • of the Angles and Saxons are dependent upon what had developed
    • reality is becoming more and more evident, manifests in different
    • as they were in the olden days. In our own time, the souls are
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • sleep. They are hidden within the being of man; they go to sleep within
    • denominations, that they despise material existence instead of understanding
    • a student of standardized education, the kind that follows the rules, then
    • any kind of dependency of thought life on economics or on the life of the
    • will only arise again when we work out of an independent life of thought.
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • condition. But that ‘organism’ is by no means identical with the
    • of the human organism that the warmth cannot be identified with the
    • according at least to external evidence, to place spatial limits
    • the Ego; we could have no clear realization of our identity. We should
    • a positive impression although not identical with the impressions of
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • hidden. Within the fluid organism — because everything in the
    • We regard the solid organism as the densest of all, as the one that
    • entirely hidden from ordinary consciousness, but it is there within
    • light within it; they have a deadening effect upon tone, and an
    • deaden the sources of Tone.
    • the other. They thought of the correspondences between these two
    • and the physical nature of the man are identical. This, of course,
    • physical sun, shall be kept hidden. That is why certain authorities
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • social life — without our identifying ourselves in thought with
    • respect of our world of thought we are entirely dependent upon the
    • complicated process in operation there remains just as hidden from
    • figures of the Golden King, the Silver King, and the Brazen King. We
    • head, which with its hard skull and tendency to ossification,
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • the sun and the mystery of Christ as the decadent present-day
    • condensation, as it were, of the thin cloud substance. Created out of an
    • has had the tendency to lose this power of Isis, this power of Mary. It has
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • science of humanity in olden times, we find its content essentially
    • mathematical abstraction; and in like manner the inner must be widened
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • This lecture is from the Golden Blade, 1949. There is no GA# associated
    • science. This will be particularly evident when we come to consider
    • men of olden times, on the one hand with the knowledge of the inner
    • In olden times, these two aims — knowledge of Nature and knowledge of
    • the expressions which in olden times could be used to describe intimate
    • present-day mankind. What man meant in olden times when he spoke of
    • What was it of which the men of olden times were afraid? What was it
    • concerning the men of olden times, and how they thought about the
    • olden times, however, this heliocentric conception of the world was a
    • We should again and again find evidence of how the whole of mankind
    • has in the course of evolution been pushed across what was for Olden
    • natural science, as I think will have been evident from the example we
    • How was it that men of olden times feared knowledge which today is the
    • thoughts too from the external world. He had not yet the independence
    • something that acts independently. In doing so he has placed himself
    • instinct; free, on the other hand, where we have grown independent of
    • is, so to speak, incidental. He sees himself hurled through universal
    • strengthening of self-consciousness. Rather had it the tendency to
    • senses, has contributed to the achievements of thought. In olden times
    • We see, then, what it was men feared in olden times for the pupil who
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • antipathies are the antecedents of human egotism. The greater a man's
    • the same time denuded qualitatively — it becomes abstract. In feeling
    • rejection or denial. Everything we negate in life, everything the
    • correct to depict the eye as an independent entity; what takes place
    • form which denies the sun.
    • ruins of olden times, intent upon building again out of these ruins
    • darkness. Yes, the Palladium goes to the East, where the decadence of
    • its future removal to the East when the East, denuded of the ancient
    • wisdom, will have fallen into utter decadence; and they tell of the
    • come from the East, for the East is in decadence. Nevertheless the
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • jurisprudence, all outer compartmentalization, all the prose of life,
    • moving, is expressed in the H hidden in each of the vowels. Consider,
    • vision widens and Man grows into the heavens of the fixed stars. The
    • those olden days was one and the same thing. The wisdom in the
    • piling them up. In olden days one did not count in this way. A start
    • splendor and majesty of the starry sky was condensed into the abstract
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • lecture from The Golden Blade. 1978. The editor's permission
    • mit der Welt- und Erdentwicklung,
    • the tendency to descend into physical embodiment. We see him there as
    • ether body; but as they do so they become rays, rays with a tendency
    • astral body has a tendency to meet inwardly, just as the radiations of
    • This intimate correspondence of the astral body with the etheric body
    • independently and yet side by side for modern consciousness today, are
    • Naturally, all that takes place in the heart is far more hidden than
    • tendency to go under; nor could they ever keep themselves intact, even
    • he has only the tendency for what he has done on earth to be
    • from the cosmos and retains the tendency, after our death, to give
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling and willing.
    • is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling
    • The man who is untruthful denies his spiritual past; the liar severs
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • Erdenwissen und Himmelserkenntnis.
    • himself suddenly at a stand. He had a world of inner pictures, varied,
    • is always dependent on the subhuman. What was seen by that high form of
    • origin of divine providence. Of this the earthly, perceptible world is
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • growth-forces as well as in those hidden forces through which
    • the tendency to form tumor-like accumulations in the body and then to
    • exudative, tumor-like, but then have the tendency to run their course
    • which hardens and finally falls to pieces (in healing, of course,
    • the tendency for our organism to harden toward the inside in a
    • = one freezes: a formation of inner hardening —
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • immediately evident to you if you think of the fact that the metabolism is
    • That is directly evident also in anatomy. Just look at how the legs are
    • get a white smoke which can then condense on the walls and becomes
    • which first arises out of the combustion process and condenses on the
    • denies its mineral nature. It gets crystalline threads, so that even the
    • evident through anthroposophy which remedies one needs to apply and
    • courage to heal.” It is evident that this courage to heal is necessary,
    • processes of illness are present in a hidden way somewhere. Before one
    • soul-spiritual influences; rather, they include them. You have evidence of
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • force of reproduction, so is the hidden spiritual interaction between
    • from olden time, through which the Mystery was understood This wisdom
    • its decadence, even the remaining rags and tatters of it, are
    • Tritt nicht ein in mein Erdendasein.
    • Ich werde es aber wieder finden,
    • Guten Willens fur den Geist,
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • When we look back into olden times, we see rise up before us within the
    • partakes in all that was living there in Swedenborg.
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • dependent on the outer form of speech, or spoken words. They did not
    • has the constant tendency to deposit salt — I might say, toward
    • tendency toward death. This inoculation of death had to enter in
    • death, because he is at one with the Earth and has trodden paths
    • the independence of the spirit-soul being which is not dependent on
    • as such, in the spiritual world, and remain hidden behind the veil of
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • because he did not burden his characters with theories, he was able to
    • flight of his fantasy, his sudden changes in the action, his passion
    • identity withdraws behind his characters. They do not voice his
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • he did not burden his characters with theories was he able to
    • flight of his fantasy, his sudden transformations in the action,
    • because his identity withdraws behind his characters. They do not
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • Albigensians, Waldensians, and Cathari also belonged, and later the
    • Widow. The soul, which will later on become completely independent, is
    • become independent. Everything that comes from him is a call to the
    • Revealer, Roman, Rosicrucian, Soul, Templars, Waldenses, Widow
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Auto-Referate nach Vorträgen in verschiedenen Städten.
    • the identical truths from any other sensible image. The essential
    • independently of the senses”: this was what Plato strove to
    • being able to think of other properties of the world independently of
    • think of the essence of Nature and of Spiritual Being as independently
    • laws, then mayest thou become a student of Occult Science”
    • etc., quite as independently of the particular objective entity, as we
    • are able to speak of the “circle” independently of the
    • non-mathematical student when he penetrates into the realms of the
    • science teaches the way to become independent of sense-perception, and
    • mathematical science reaches. There are students of natural science at
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • of thought deny the factor of cosmic influence. What would be
    • is forbidden in the Old Testament to have intercourse with the dead.
    • The sudden brightness of daylight is disturbing. In the cities, of
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • in the habit of using his right hand develops the tendency to be more
    • token, those of us who are right-handed have the tendency of
    • a widespread tendency of teaching people to do everything with both
    • hands. This is how we really get their brains mixed up. This tendency
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1975.
    • Taste, Smell and Sight. And just where the hidden spiritual plays
    • strong that it can fight the tendency of an atavistic vision to lie
    • condition as a being of the earth. There are hidden forces which will
    • independently — independently in a certain sense, for of course
    • ordinary people: they were law students well advanced in their
    • Golden Blade 1975
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1977.
    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1977.
    • is most evident when he has to talk about Kant. Here he found himself
    • hidden significance in it after all. I have had in my hands Goethe's
    • interpretations. They are headed by the Golden King, who represents
    • his “Tale” is evidently hinting at political forms?
    • burden the State with economic life is as if you wanted to eat with
    • independently side by side, and are not thrown together in a single
    • life. The spiritual life must be independent, and co-operate only in
    • humanity, and represented an independent member of the social
    • independent in order to restore productivity to spiritual life, they
    • system of legal regulations. Everything economic forms an independent
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1984. It is also known as,
    • Golden Blade 1984
    • relatively speaking, self-dependent. We have within the human being
    • three systems of the human organism are independent one of another.
    • are each self-dependent, although at the same time they work together.
    • know well suddenly becomes dejected and out of humour? You have no
    • Two golden spurs I'll give to thee!
    • velocity, usually denoted by ‘v’, a function of distance and time, and
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1990.
    • Published in The Golden Blade 1990
    • is dependent upon the forces of the Sun. Without the Sun, man could
    • part of the organism is dependent, mainly, upon the Sun's influences.
    • a very important part in olden days. But the onward progress of
    • evolution is denoted precisely by the fact that in our age, which, as
    • ourselves free and independent of them. And do you know how we can
    • speech, is dependent upon the working of Mars within our being. Man
    • You see now in what way processes in the human organism are dependent
    • independent of the cosmic forces, although none the less these cosmic
    • independent of this constellation. It is to this kind of knowledge
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1970.
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    • — this is a thing that man brings with him as a plan or tendency
    • ear. They actually have the inner tendency, the potentiality to become
    • gravity. Hence it preserves the plan and tendency which it received in
    • speech. In plan and tendency, between death and a new birth we receive
    • artistic tendency, which is always to unite the Heavenly with the
    • gravity. For he received this tendency already in the embryonic life
    • life which had begun in that way. All the religious tendency which you
  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • condensed. It is the fifth of nine lectures in the volume Education and
    • sentences condensed. It is the fifth of nine lectures in the volume
    • appropriate for spoken style have been omitted and sentences condensed.
    • other hand, when you stand in front of students between 14, 15 and 20,
    • If a student is unable to formulate a question which he experiences
    • satisfy the feeling that then arises in the students when the question
    • are produced that burden the brains of the young people when they go
    • be avoided if the feeling is not aroused in the students: “Now
    • although the students are developing the capacity to make judgments,
    • make mistakes with older students, let us say with those at medical
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • stages of development. Their correspondence with the Higher
    • possession, these charitable institutions are evidences of a
    • the world in such a way that their deeds are hidden in social organizations
    • to a certain degree initiated. There is a correspondence between the
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • remains hidden, but so appears to the consciousness of
    • objective fact is wholly independent of belief. I will speak of
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    • culture of the present time will be able to deny that the theme of
    • that can probe into the depths of the soul — we cannot deny
    • tragedy or deep trial in life. Nobody can deny that in the lives of
    • naturally remained hidden from the ‘profane’ world. They
    • far-reaching correspondence between the descriptions of ancient
    • which he grows to be independent of all Earthly things — flows
    • world is dependent on my eyes, and other organs of sense.’ But
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • quite another matter. Detailed evidence in support of this point would
    • anyone deny him the right to speak about the plant from this aspect
    • everyone who is a true student of Spiritual Science. — It is that
    • the experiences of those to whom the hidden teachings were revealed
    • asked himself: ‘Is this not evidence of a severance that has taken
    • together or when one becomes dependent on another. But there are also
    • evolution proceeded, the mists condensed into water, the air grew
    • of the other. When the cloud-masses condensed into water, man emerged
    • condensing and giving rise to the floods now spoken of as the Deluge,
    • Nifelheim were condensing, and they conceived the idea that the water
    • confronting them as a separate independent power in each individual.
    • in evolution: love that is dependent upon uniformity of flesh and
    • principle of individual independence. In the age preceding that
    • love bound up with the blood-tie, and the principle of independence,
    • principle of independence. Christianity was to bring into the
    • world a love that is independent of blood-kinship. The words of Christ
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • there. They are subsistent and independent. The Idea of the Good
    • evolved independently were unknown. Whereas the Initiates of earlier
  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • independent. These forces become independent through the fact.
    • fact which is clearly evident to the clairvoyant power. Humanity
    • thinking grows more independent within the life of humanity, we
    • upon which feeling can develop independently, and also a
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • own, which it has developed independently into a physical shape.
    • evidence the fundamental types, subdividing the human being in
    • preparing the earthly human head, a human head that was not so dense
    • art, this, fact is more or less evident to-day. In art it is strongly
    • evident that the human beings are, as it were, abandoned by the
    • particular become wonderfully transparent. This reveals the tendency
    • such a sudden and powerful situation, we can see how little their
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • before us as a self-contained whole, a self-grounded, independent
    • there, said something in his Presidential Address which often comes
    • olden times the secrets of the world were expressed in pictures, or
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    • mingled with the new. Rishi-Priests migrated there and found decadent
    • Primal Semites and also decadent Acadians. Thus the Manu founded a new
    • branch by amalgamating his immigrants with the decadent Primal Semites
    • He must come from a hidden source. Hence the Apocryphal writings
    • directly dependent upon Higher Beings, Beings who had gone through
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • picture he would discover that a far deeper meaning lies hidden in
    • ill.” Sickness and Sin: for the man of olden time these two
    • consciousness grew on the souls of olden time: We need an Education
    • the real thing. The souls of olden time, looking out through the body
    • Then must they seek Him out at His hidden place. Indeed, there
    • How shall the soul live on when the body falls into decay? In olden
    • the living, independent soul.
    • initiate of olden time, and of the initiate of the time of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • symbol. The man of olden time entered with heart and soul into the
    • dependent for its evolution on the decision of man. In language
    • the Greeks. You could not have more striking evidence of this than
    • a deadening of speech and language. Language became polished and at
    • Deep truths, deep facts of evolution, lie hidden in the ancient
    • those olden times, when man had the power to create festivals, the
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  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • and the building of logical connections in thinking denoted a later
    • over this world of light. Yonder in Asia, decadent remains of the
    • those decadent remains of earlier vision of the Pleroma which were
    • a veil. And in the case of which we are speaking, a decadent culture
    • decadence has corrupted an earlier insight into the world known as
    • existence had been made possible by the decadent magic arts practised
    • world, using on the one hand the Ahrimanic forces of decadent,
    • spiritual aspect. The decadent forces emanating from Shamanic arts
    • of Bolshevism are striving to unite with the decadent forces
    • efforts for union between the beings known in olden times as the
    • to the mythological lore of olden times. For it is only by rising to
  • Title: Lecture: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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    • Die Verbindung Zwischen Lebenden und Toten.
    • Die Verbindung Zwischen Lebenden und Toten.
    • beings. As an independent elemental being — for such we are by
    • many things are hidden in the foundations of the soul, but they
    • to find what is hidden there, in the depths of the soul.
    • hidden between the lines.
    • incorporation of man into the universe — this correspondence of
  • Title: Lecture I: Ancient Myths
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • imprudence to release Typhon whom she had succeeded in imprisoning.
    • identified what the Egyptian understood under the name Osiris, with
    • independent of the Osiris-name, because he had something
    • a swan, golden rain, and so on; thus in ordinary life these Gods were
  • Title: Lecture II: Ancient Myths
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • That decadence of man which is expressed in the modern attitude to
    • the sex problem, and that greatest decadence which is expressed in
    • those olden times thought to be in direct connection with the
    • it was set free, it became a word which denoted something without any
    • when there is documentary evidence held by a Corporation which gives
  • Title: Lecture III: Ancient Myths
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • order and hence into the whole ordering of mankind, into Providence,
    • concealed behind what was open and evident. And then in their
    • clairvoyant vision: she suddenly noticed that she still had the
    • actual golden crown of genuine substance.
    • method, that even the paper crown will become a genuine golden crown.
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • Egyptian culture fell more into decadence the saying drifted into
    • might say that in the decadent age of Egyptian culture this was the
    • age of decadence.
    • decadent condition that became materialistic. Man in this
    • post-Atlantean epoch, precisely because in an independent human
    • people impudent falsehoods, for naturally today in this
  • Title: Lecture V: Ancient Myths
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • independently of our own action; we are capable of development
    • Then the physical ceases to let us be dependent on it; then, so to
    • catastrophe. Then indeed man was still dependent on his physical
    • element far into old age, but he had also the joy of this dependence.
    • abuse, that deep down they might not have a natural tendency to
    • evident. But nevertheless, all that in course of time has become the
    • subject, that is to say, who had so passed their student years and
  • Title: Lecture VI: Ancient Myths
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • observe a fatal accident... again it sounds strange but it expresses
    • the full truth, in a fatal accident. Imagine that a person is struck
    • down, dies by an accident. Let us suppose that a man is struck dead
    • in his thirtieth year. To outer physical observation such a sudden
    • death is a kind of accident: but from a spiritual science outlook it
    • is simply absurd to regard such an affair as accidental. For in the
    • moment when from outside, from any external cause, a man suddenly
    • what they seem to us here on the physical plane. A sudden death
    • education and instruction. Who could deny, if he has an open eye
    • could deny that mankind as a whole is not in a position —
    • to develop in correspondence to the speed of the earth, then
    • that it becomes independent in man here upon earth, then this
  • Title: Lecture VII: Ancient Myths
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • can say therefore: Birth denotes the resurrection of the physical,
    • the spiritual being changed into the physical; death denotes the
    • members of human nature enter into a real correspondence, when
    • head-life and heart-life enter into correspondence with one another,
    • no more to address the students!
    • but one that — preserved atavistically from olden times —
    • things in the correspondence that has gone out from Switzerland.
    • The foreign correspondents have shown themselves, well, less
    • the correspondent cannot forego pointing out that the two authors are
    • curious way. And this correspondent of whom I speak — you can
    • hypnotized by words. But one must not be dependent on words; one must
    • at that time still had no need of that correspondence with the
    • develop an independent ego within us. It is important that we bear
    • this in mind. We can develop an independent ego by reason of having
    • the lack of correspondence between head-man and heart-man is today
    • needs condensing, needs strengthening, so that it may grasp reality;
  • Title: Lecture: The Souls Progress through Repeated Earth Lives
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    • what did a student acquire by going through these exercises in
    • forces of the nervous system. The ancient Indian student of wisdom
    • certainty to him. For such a student of wisdom it was simply
    • self-evident that he had had a previous earth life. He could perceive
    • universe, and all this has condensed again. We simply let that rise
    • addition to their original tendencies, they showed themselves deeply
    • notably strong tendency to form the physical organism in a way that
    • and which has fallen there into decadence. The Japanese, if studied
    • decadent, and for this reason has such an “artful”
    • Science this appears in a decadent form; the existence of matter is
    • denied, they do not wish to look at matter. One feels that these
    • living spirituality, which has now become more deadened, more
    • broadens the historical outlook, and speaks of the origin of souls,
  • Title: Lecture: The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking
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    • and the third, thinking. One faculty may take precedence
    • really an attempt to deny the Spirit, inasmuch as these people will
    • spiritual world, while he is asleep. Since materialism denies
    • It is quite possible for a man to deny the spiritual and moral world
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    • Menschenwerden, Weltenseele und Wetlgeist. Zweiter
    • evident in the outlook of many teachers of history at the present
    • Their golden urns reciprocally lending,”
    • of heavenly forces ascending and descending with their golden urns,
    • mere intellectualism. The whole process is quite evident: The
    • the bent towards abstract thinking, the tendency of thought to work
    • speaking, of measure, number and weight. Students of Pythagorean
    • which we to-day regard as something quite independent of speech
    • We know that even to-day, when it has become thoroughly decadent,
    • in olden times and, the comparison often drawn is that a child who
  • Title: Lecture: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • sincerely grateful for the opportunity given me by the students here
    • students in Christiania. It was held in the largest hall — the
    • very special gratitude to the students by whom the invitation was
    • other countries, students are beginning to pay some attention to
    • reach into a void. The intellect feels that it is dependent upon what
    • into the depths of the life of soul. They believe that evidence of
    • soul can concur, cognisant as it is of all the hidden paths of the
    • denotes complete misunderstanding, for the very reverse is the truth.
    • olden times have persisted through tradition and even today are still
    • practised over in Asia as a decadent form of Yoga, by men whose
    • Out-breathing ... the pupil of Yoga in olden times was transported
    • knowledge, true Intuition, for it denotes complete emergence
    • To begin with, this necessity is hidden from ordinary thinking. But
    • dependent upon the connection between this new life and the old. —
    • confidence inasmuch as the purpose and meaning of earthly life become
    • has not the slightest tendency to be remote from the world, to be
    • sort of tendency towards the symbolic or the allegoric. Not a single
    • In conclusion, let me say this. — Unlike the current tendency
  • Title: Lecture: The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times
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    • intellect (in Plato, this was not evident as yet) and who clearly
    • the Occident (and this is, to begin with, our present subject of
    • on the other hand, it was evident that the intellect was not allowed
    • has produced in an extraordinarily strong way the tendency to apply
    • Christian dogmatism, produced the tendency to use the intellectual
    • tendency to include in knowledge nothing but an empiricism based on
    • gradually paled and died. The possibility of an independent
    • deny that in their structure they originate from the Christian
    • thought cannot deny its origin from Scholasticism, except that
    • which are evident and which do not satisfy a real thinker, have
    • the human beings acquired the tendency to become thoroughly absorbed
    • since the middle of the nineteenth century, for the tendency towards
    • compelled one to have confidence in it, because the contents of
  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • personalities. Although many sides deny this, the materialistic
    • in mind has become evident in a positively radical manner, at least
    • the one hand, and this is evident from our considerations of
    • which there hold sway, are just as much hidden in the darkness of
    • consciousness, as the condition of sleep is hidden in the darkness of
    • evident. What has developed below the surface, as a germ, what has
    • human being identifies himself with the earth. For this reason, he
    • has developed under the influence of a science dependent solely upon
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    • particular are well suited to awaken in us forces of confidence and
    • Now it must be evident
    • with the path trodden by man's etheric body, while he is passing
    • little boy of seven. It was soon evident that a terrible accident
    • it when they die in bed, or as a result of an ordinary accident. In a
    • of death as a result of the war, or through some other accident,
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    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung,
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung,
    • Boehme expressed in halting language that which in olden times was an
    • interpretations they bring forward. Were it not an evidence of
    • science in olden times, a wisdom which was experienced through inner
    • concrete and unerring intuition the Initiates of olden times were
    • In olden
    • adopted by modern science, did not exist for the thinkers of olden
    • But precisely in our age it is possible to attain to what in olden
    • and which proves to us that we have passed from those olden times
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • briefly my heartfelt thanks to your esteemed president for her kind
    • evident in the 15th century. It was then that it slowly began to
    • be evident to those who are initiated in the true mysteries of more
    • descending line of development and decadent. Those who have a deeper
    • ideas of jurisprudence, the juridical concepts.
    • on jurisprudence, which, in reality are the outcome only of the Roman
    • whole way of identifying ourselves feelingly with the whole of Nature
    • that time it was to a great extent decadent, but at any rate it still
    • evident when the apostle Paul entered the evolution of the times, the
    • became more and more decadent, until the fateful time of the 9th
    • it was a hypocrisy to paint a golden background, but for a
    • of Christianity, the denial of Christianity; it signifies the setting
  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • called Ahura Mazdao, a golden dagger, by means of which he was to
    • that it must be founded upon confidence, in the sense
    • respects this confidence will also be necessary in the future with
    • the air had suddenly hardened to granite. The reason for these things
    • Now I would like to call your attention to another tendency which is
    • the artist's imagination unfolds freely and independently of
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    • Some time ago a few enthusiastic young theological students came to
    • me was to the following effect: When at the present time a student
    • theological students who were in the same position, that is to say,
    • out of the natural tendencies of their heart and mind were to find
    • quite independently of the Anthroposophical Movement, to a number of
    • independently of me, independently of the Anthroposophical Society. I
    • respect to the Anthroposophical Movement would be obliged to deny any
    • tendency to blur things and not to see them clearly. But clarity is
    • particular configuration and tendencies of their spiritual life,
  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • Die Verbindung Zwischen Lebenden und Toten.
    • Die Verbindung Zwischen Lebenden und Toten.
    • Eurer Hut vertrauten Erdenmenschen,
    • Den Seelen, die sie liebend sucht!
    • Den Seelen, die sie liebend sucht.
    • hardened within us and because it pushes itself, as it were, into our
    • as well. This may be evident particularly from the following:
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    • for presentation today. In view of the need evidenced by the way the
    • without any great inner stirrings into the will tendencies of the
    • anthroposophical development, there was a tendency for the
    • One enters the Society laden with all one's dissatisfaction. As a
  • Title: Lecture: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • Die Geistige Vereinigung der Menschheit Durch Den Christus-Impuls.
    • his etheric body. Then he goes his way. The etheric body retains the tendency
    • death man sees everything pass before him; for the etheric has the tendency
    • ourselves so independent of it — not letting it disturb us — that
    • would perceive the tendency to continual movement of her own light-body, and
    • that the etheric body cannot easily free itself; because he has so densely
    • evidence of that time. For what I have read to you really speaks of nothing
    • with the hidden things of the world is also profound. Because of this belief
    • must be forbidden, others again cast sheep's eyes at those in power and seize
    • not only will anyone be forbidden to do anything for the health of
    • of thought. At present the constraint of the things forbidden is not much
    • mankind that is not stamped and certificated will be forbidden, so every word
    • will be forbidden that is said otherwise than in the form patented and
    • in a recognized school. Everything will be forbidden that recalls in the most
    • you, how dependent man is today on the opinions that whirl around him —
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    • true that the gardener may bring his influence to bear on it and
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    • deny the accusation of being materialistic. But this is not the
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    • to come into the world today with identical appearance and character,
    • olden times. Everything had the greatest influence on people, and so
    • denser and denser, and to the same extent as the substance, let us
    • He became as it were very dense at birth. This is the reason why men
    • that men are embodied in such dense substance. They cannot easily
    • as the earth and everything upon it became denser and denser man
    • grew less and less the denser man's body became. Through this
    • densification man became a more and more independent being and shut
    • withdrawal of the spiritual worlds, and the more independent and
    • fructification which, as an independent, self-contained being, he had
    • independent human being, and it is no longer in full harmony with the
    • man, as an independent being, detached himself from the all-embracing
    • independent as it were of his astral and etheric body. This is the
    • on the physical body and have made the physical body independent. And
    • hardened, independent being, subject to its own laws. Imagine what
    • body independent in the first place, he has deprived it of the
    • body independent, then it will be very difficult to help such a
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    • being are connected with and dependent on one another in the most
    • become obliterated, because man has had to become independent of
    • acquired his independence and freedom, otherwise the evolution of
    • there today to a certain extent, but it has become independent of
    • of divinity. This is the meaning behind rhythm becoming independent.
    • hidden. These are things that can show us that since the fifteenth
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    • which cannot be denied by even the most materialistic scientist or
    • pulled through this seventh day. The temperature suddenly falls, and
    • tendency to counteract the temperature and bring it down. If the
    • not got the tendency now to push the illness out, the patient comes
    • tendency to bring the temperature down. It is important to pay good
    • heed to these two points of coincidence. We could discover points
    • could be understood. The etheric body really has a tendency that
    • also been displaced. Man would never have become an independent being
    • independent of outer rhythm. But we must not lose the ground from
    • essential in olden times for man to be like an impress of the cosmos.
    • inner thought rhythm, and humanity would become completely decadent
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    • equal. Our organism is also dependent on the forces of heredity. This
    • lies hidden behind the inner conflict and disharmony in human nature.
    • accidental law of fate. But when we can look through present karma
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    • body is the physiognomy of the spirit — condensed spirit —
    • forces of its astral body, broadens and puffs them up. Strictly
    • way too, for its ego has not become so hardened in itself as later on
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • below that still had no density to speak of. These bodies were too
    • dependent on the earth, and these spiritually more advanced beings
    • phenomena taking place in the region of the air became dependent on
    • the body hardened in egoism as it were, and it became impossible for
    • spiritual scientific way you will see evidence of them right into the
    • have described, and they led an independent existence up till much
    • red. Their development led them into decadence. Among the people of
    • those are the peoples who denied their ego to such an extent that
    • this no longer makes you black. But we do not wish to deny
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    • an extremely enthusiastic dog-lover would want to deny that there is
    • then slipped inside, is active for the first time independently of
    • animals. In these lower animals the astral body has quite evidently
    • possibility within it as a natural tendency when it comes into the
    • tendency continues to live itself out to the full until an ego might
    • identical to that of an animal, for that is not the case. The ego is
    • with a tail. The physical seed is really only a denser point in the
    • then, for him, the being that was hidden to begin with is developed.
    • simply through coincidence. It is not a question of the two men being
    • it is up to you to line up the facts so as to produce the evidence as
    • has entirely new experiences, independent of previous causes.
    • valley; at most the gardener could add something to it from outside
    • mankind's future evolution. This deed had no precedent, having its
    • confidence in life, for it shows him that he can, in the future, have
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    • become more and more dependent upon inner exertions, and men will
    • recognise that for a certain period after death whatever is a burden
    • burden but it remains as it is; we cannot change it now; all we can
    • do is to recognise and accept the burden fully and deepen our nature
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    • of his own identity. Indeed his whole life during these early years
    • the end of a life we have a brittle organism is evidence that our
    • new incarnation. In earthly existence — as is evident even to
    • difference is evident according to whether an individual passes into
    • with it is mainly dependent upon a religious attitude of soul.
    • denominations Christianity has produced only one-sided aspects of its
    • peoples. There is still evidence of this. Only one who has been born
    • same stage and the element of religious egoism would be in evidence
    • understanding of it, but that does not entitle others to deny him the
    • something that must be noticed. A saying in identical terms is
    • will be for us a blessing — this will become evident in later
    • the course of further progress men were more and more to deny the
    • life at birth, the confidence, strength and hopefulness connected
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    • those hidden wishes, desires and passions which are present in the
    • denounces Anthroposophy because his friend has become an adherent
    • subconsciousness of those who denounce Anthroposophy could have a
    • alive. Or on another occasion we may hear of an accident to a train
    • would probably have been killed in an accident to a train which he
    • tremendous widening of human life and we shall see the purpose of
    • true conception of the independence of the soul. For it would be
    • dependent upon the sun and the forces operating in space. The Ego and
    • the astral body of man have made themselves independent of the forces
    • man is independent of the sun and planets which are his real home,
    • Christ Impulse leads when it permeates the soul. The independence of
    • sleep, how this condition is independent of the world of the stars,
    • independent. At that time, in certain intervals between incarnations,
    • itself independent. This brought about those conditions in the
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    • catabolic processes, processes of destruction. Evidence for this is
    • concealed from the human being in his later years. Evidence for this
    • the waking state, and below they are denser, more compact.
    • skill and accuracy he sets about building his den.
    • something that is independent of the body. Immortality was thus an
    • Kepler, for example, set out independently to calculate from the
    • humanity dependent upon the physical senses and the brain-bound
    • received in olden times. And how is this done? As we do it in
    • Decadence and atrophy would set in during the subsequent incarnation.
    • Human beings would quickly wither, be prematurely wrinkled. Decadence
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    • too evident in that sphere. As already said, when we pass again into
    • Mars. The example of a certain individuality is clear evidence of the
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    • proper to mankind. There is, in fact, a natural correspondence
    • that had not yet condensed to the solid state.
    • completely hidden because it has built up the human being and
    • vanishes while he is living on Earth is most fully in evidence when
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    • well founded, but on the other hand it will also be evident that in
    • with less abruptness than the sudden flashing-up of
    • is evident in other spheres as well. And as our endeavour in these
    • from which it is evident that on the physical plane too, between
    • course of evolution. If we realise this, it will, become evident that
    • earliest youth the human being becomes dependent upon them and his
    • their souls men were far less independent. They were under the direct
    • respects their independence. Men were intended to live on the Earth
    • in a state of greater and greater independence. The leading spiritual
    • still be independent judgement — which is an utter
    • him that is independent of life on Earth. Whereas through the
    • influence of public opinion he becomes more and more dependent upon
    • tendency to uniformity resulting from the effects of public opinion
    • and independence needed in the present age. Whereas nowadays men have
    • the tendency to surrender their sense of freedom and succumb to the
    • be evident, which — although they become manifest only
    • in their life becomes evident. For the fact that an individual was a
    • qualities were in evidence; but then entirely new trends appeared and
    • these are individuals who give evidence of that fundamental change in
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    • entirely hidden from ordinary observation. It is easy to understand
    • see everything that is hidden from the ordinary perception of waking
    • world with vision dependent in any respect upon the physical body.
    • Das Werdende, das ewig wirkt und lebt,
    • Umfass' euch mit der Liebe holden Schranken,
    • Erfistiget mit dauernden Gedanken.
    • provide empirical evidence of this. If you refer to du Bois-Reymond's
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    • When people do not flatly deny the possibility of a life after death,
    • evident that they are pious only in order that after death one or
    • death depends upon the inner tendencies of soul acquired here on
    • have an identical mission. The characteristic phenomena and
    • despondency is still out of place, but that should not lead anyone to
    • philosophy, from which it would be evident that we can have no
    • evident. In his lifetime the man had been very erudite but had always
    • dependent upon the contact established here on Earth — not
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    • in connection with this lecture, students are advised to turn to
    • (Begierdenglut), a region of ‘Flowing Susceptibility’
    • thoughts that are dependent upon the physical instrument of the
    • region between the Moon and Mercury, the soul is still burdened
    • earthly rendering of what is a self-evident experience in the Mars
    • Brahman’, we have now identified the region in question and
    • you now know to be the Mars region and in which a self-evident
    • Mars; it is the impulse denoted by the word ‘Nirvana’.
    • progress on Earth from one culture-epoch to the next is dependent
    • dependent upon influences connected with a world beyond the Saturn
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    • that we will rely on what cannot be denied even by minds most given
    • unprecedented deepening. Something happened with thought; it
    • experience, then suddenly something surprising emerges. One feels
    • dependent on those worlds; in thinking you take hold of something
    • evident, to her that if she was to maintain a free vision into the
    • hidden worlds for that which appeared in the Maya of the physical
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    • particularly evident when we consider the various ways in which the
    • was hidden from these Gnostics. Hence they were never satisfied — or at
    • difficulties denied entirely that the Christ had appeared on Earth in
    • various hidden aspects of the fourth post-Atlantean epoch, during
    • through meditation, a little of that confidence in the forming of
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    • have been maddened by an excess of will, or confused by repressed
    • the Earth and felt a dependence on the influences of Sun, Moon and
    • Instead of the chaos of the Dragon manifesting in maddened or
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    • consciousness quarrel ardently about dogmas, while what was most
    • first, as occult, i.e. hidden, reality.
    • but can only give evidence of itself. But where and how did it come
    • could be told with confidence, but often, when I tried to trace the
    • runs down over the page's hand; and then a maiden with the Holy
    • ready. He thought the whole company had ridden out to hunt and wanted
    • Er gibt dem Ross den Lauf
    • Mit Weinen kommt er durch den Wald,
    • Den frommen Mann. In seiner Pein
    • Ich sah den Speer, auf dessen Stahl
    • Es blutig tropft. Ich sah den Gral
    • one merely glances superficially at the moon, but it is evident if
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    • golden vessel is actually the spiritual power of the sun. So we can
    • France, can deny that something mysterious came into history at that
    • denied, he wrote, that such spirits — he means spirits which
    • “It cannot be denied that such spirits formerly
    • cleave to our earth-god, Jahve!” From this came a denial of all
    • was kept hidden again, because men had first to seek for the
    • hidden depths of the East; that the religious controversies which
    • the fact that when the maiden carried in the gold-gleaming vessel,
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    • characteristics of the Saturn evolution among the hidden occult
    • laws dependent on man's personal karma.
    • line is really the hidden part of human nature. If we wish to study
    • comes the fourth evolutionary period; the independent rule of thought
    • from the external thought-perception, the independent creation of
    • philosophy must fall into decadence and die.
    • the consciousness soul: thought is an independent active Being. This
    • bevor ich nicht ein Eigenlicht geworden.
    • Doch neue Welt erschafft mein Geisterorden.
    • Der sich die Wahrheit leidend erst erhandelt,
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    • fact that it reflects the light of the Sun is evident to the most
    • remains hidden, just as what is behind a mirror remains hidden. What
    • Vedanta philosophy; we press on to the primal revelations hidden
    • realities, of spirit and soul hidden in this fortress has been lost.
    • should turn to the Moon in vain, whereas we must win the confidence
    • always dependent upon the relation between Jupiter and Saturn. When
    • stimulates this tendency.
    • freedom in its flame, and if freedom is misused, condenses it once
    • the same time the Sun is the substance in which, as condensed ashes,
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    • Die Verbindung Zwischen Lebenden und Toten.
    • this way — many things are almost self-evident, nevertheless it
    • with the physical world, makes us, as it were, confident that also
    • encompassing than those which are dependent upon our existence within
    • whose life has ended suddenly through some accident. From the very
    • who loses his life through an accident, by being run over by a train,
    • brought about by the circumstance that a violent and sudden end of
    • life has caused death? Seen from the other side, a sudden and violent
    • connection, I shall make use of a comparison which is evident,
    • appear as a coincidence are not at all a coincidence, but they form
    • it may seem a coincidence that someone has been run over by a train;
    • a coincidence. If from the other side, from the spiritual side, we
    • violent death has developed up to the moment of his accident in
    • not met with this or with that accident this morning?” For it
    • some accident. Sometimes we realise to a certain extent how matters
    • discover that in the meantime an accident has occurred along the way,
    • an accident we would have met with had we left half an hour sooner.
    • meet with an accident and whose good genius, I might say, does not
    • guard him against this accident, that this man who meets with an
    • accident is driven to it by the necessity of his karma. Had this
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    • ‘etherization,’ so to speak, for their densest
    • — however hidden it remains — is of significance for the
    • unnoticed by most people. After all, who can deny that we do not
    • of the inherent tendency in life, of such a being.
    • dependent, in his soul, on personal feelings of sympathy or
    • be able to make ourselves like them — independent, in a sense,
    • given time on earth are largely dependent on those who died and
    • dependent on this working of the dead into the life of earthly human
    • ago, or even longer. These are the hidden connections — the
    • tendency of feeling, should not begin to work until thirty or forty
    • our own soul is rooted, which soil is in truth identical with the
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    • evolution in so far as this evolution is dependent upon man's
    • and breath. In so doing he identified himself with what his
    • that way. When one has reached say three, then there are suddenly a
    • decline within the civilized world; it is failing into decadence. If
    • elements. The strong tendency of these elements towards unification
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    • being because it becomes hardened within us and because it pushes
    • manner of other processes take place as well. This may be evident
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    • the right confidence can be gained only gradually, by one who sees
    • persons of all manner of spiritual-scientific tendencies, who allow
    • the attempt is made to cause a certain impression — the student
    • identical with the way in which it has grown out of “the
    • And this is just what uplifts, gladdens and warms the
    • somehow become evident, spiritually. In other words, this Lucifer
    • is an undeniable proof for the fact that we need not go back so very
    • can give us, because the world widens out for us more and more,
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    • I to bring forward all that might be adduced in the way of evidence
    • is one who is able to identify himself with the great mission of
    • body and being active here and there in the world independently of
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    • of Italy, and again different over the lands of Norway, Denmark or
    • which may indeed change suddenly, and that this change may even be
    • fundamentally only maya or external illusion; it is a condensation,
    • part of the external is dependent upon this etheric aura upon which
    • matter dependent, they are compelled at certain times to wander over
    • certain tendency to thought. Hence the thought of man at the
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    • want you just to think of an iron or a wooden triangle; if now you
    • like the sudden ideas that flash into our consciousness. He is also
    • that it is independent of him, with which therefore he has nothing
    • brought about by the abnormal Spirits of Form, who have denied
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    • descended to the present material densification only at that period
    • reason, however, man has become more dependent on the earth upon
    • dependent upon that part of the earth on which he lives, and because
    • the Spirits of Form, as one might say, — he becomes dependent
    • in the middle third of his life, he would have been independent of
    • But because he has become dependent upon the earth, because his youth
    • which he was born. He thus becomes dependent upon all the conditions
    • of the earth belonging to that place, upon the incidence of the sun's
    • dependent upon the earthly conditions of the place in which he is
    • possibility is given that a man should not only be dependent in this
    • Atlantean epoch, when man was directly dependent upon his earthly
    • through heredity, but became more and more independent of place.
    • Form he is dependent upon the spot on which he lives.
    • permeates the human organization, so that man becomes dependent upon
    • dependent upon these forces, that this spot imprints the
    • so far as he is dependent upon the physical organizing forces, not
    • creations of man are still to a great extent dependent upon the
    • also understand, that in a certain way the tendency of civilization
    • to make man independent with regard to the higher parts of his being,
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    • as one has the smallest tendency to take an objective description of
    • dense, rocky, stony substance over which he walks just as he first
    • but it would form and throw up waves in a denser substance.
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    • tendency within the racial character. Through this they get quite
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    • hidden place for those who were initiated into these Mysteries was to
    • in the post-Atlantean epoch. He took the precedence long, long after
    • a higher stage. But that includes the materialistic tendency and
    • materialistic tendency, does a more or less materialistic people
    • were at the same time given quite different tendencies, tendencies
    • mythology represents the primal tendencies of the Archangel who was
    • sent up here to the North, the primal tendencies which have retained
    • tendencies which were expressed later in the unique form of the
    • certain way, the tendency to rise to the rank of an Archai. But to
    • a definite way those tendencies should develop which in certain
    • tendencies of the Archangel, Germanic mythology is in its pictures
    • question will be, how those tendencies which once upon a time an
    • of the Age. These tendencies will be able to become an important part
    • tendencies it has received at an earlier epoch.
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    • most disquieting tendency in our present-day science, because
    • in olden times was thought of as being much more closely related to
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    • tendencies from the beginning and as it has gradually developed in
    • independent free being to glow with enthusiasm for what he thinks,
    • the Luciferic powers lie hidden, he will have nothing to do even with
    • the independence of man, he felt not merely the possibility of evil,
    • body in order to bring it to freedom and independence, the element of
    • form and coloring to man and made him an independent, active being in
    • the thoughts of the freedom and independence of man can be traced
    • tendency to untruthfulness which is active there. In the Fenris Wolf
    • had the tendency to receive Balder's influence, and he would
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    • veiled and hidden. Occultly, however, Sif signifies the group-soul of
    • jurisprudence, which is built up purely on the ‘ I ’.
    • how the Eastern European expresses his tendency of receptivity
    • suddenly feels as it were the germ for a future unfolding. It goes so
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    • As a golden thread running through the last few
    • tendency, and this enables him to understand modern Spiritual Science
    • theories, or whether they only contain a hidden materialism. It will
    • would come into play against that force which in olden times had to
    • danger so great as the tendency to remain satisfied with the old
    • Anthroposophy, if in that, the tendency towards all sorts of
    • Occidentalism into that which we look upon as the real life-blood of
    • denominational acknowledgment of the historical Christ upon us, or
    • occultism will appear before mankind free and independent of every
    • attitude, which should, like a golden thread, run through the whole.
    • Occidentalism; both are equally sympathetic to him; he only states
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    • clairvoyant pictures densified into the forms of intellectual consciousness, as
    • world? Young students go into the hospitals or to universities to study
    • comprehension of the world. What is taught to young students today in so
    • students in our day have to submit when they are taught anatomy and physiology
    • applying tortures in the Middle Ages. Students learn about the human being as
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    • foundation of my own, independent method of research.
    • was represented by me as something entirely independent, and
    • thus always been an independent part of that Society was further
    • developed and further built up in the now wholly independent
    • independent. This is not put forward from want of modesty, but merely
    • became evident that an ordinary theatre cannot be the right framework
    • lifeless form, were suddenly to begin to walk and to become living.
    • often denominated a kind of clairvoyance, the essential thing in the
    • company of people were sitting here and a lion suddenly appeared
    • sense to deny personality in God. One arrives, on the contrary, at
    • foundations, by any religious denomination. Only, in this very domain,
    • as well. It does not deny what you say, it accepts it. Only it must add
    • science widens the spiritual sight, the eye of the soul, to extend over
    • world as something false and forbidden. Nowadays there is no one really
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    • men of those olden times beheld of the spiritual-super-sensible world
    • reality, but of a spiritual world lying hidden behind the physical
    • animal-form in his botanical and zoological studies was identical as
    • themselves the product of his own thinking. The man of olden times
    • ourselves, and we regard them as our property. The man of olden time
    • olden times tried to safeguard themselves from Luciferic influences.
    • the blood in his veins. In olden times, thoughts had been regarded
    • was like a confession on the part of those sages of olden times. When
    • All these things are evidence that
    • teachers in the Mysteries the man of olden time became aware through
    • us in the Christmas Mystery. By contrasting it with olden times we
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    • created works of art which deny the outer world and produce their
    • from some self-evident quality of genius. Through having his
    • secrets hidden in the stone; that after all is what plastic art
    • lay hidden within it when everything had been removed that did not
    • coincidence that Galileo was born on the day that Michelangelo died.
    • of being forbidden the Pope's presence though the Pope had
    • reveals to us the hidden destiny of the human soul growing forth from
    • sketches and drawings, and also the wooden model of the dome which
    • are hidden, ere the final reckoning fall
    • living within the new. This is particularly evident in that work
    • are hidden, ere the final reckoning fall
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    • certain hidden arrogance which is abundantly in evidence here and
    • in achieving an ‘unprecedented’ mastery of the forces of
    • Nature. (This word, ‘unprecedented’, is very popular.)
    • But a real understanding of modern life makes it evident that through
    • Rhine” they can be thinking of the river-bed, the indentation
    • credence is given to this to-day because the spoken word is heard as
    • indicated, it will be quite evident that this modern age of ours
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    • As students of anthroposophical Spiritual Science it will certainly
    • to be able to find evidence in life itself of the things we have
    • surrounded from childhood by the decadent forms of ancient Oriental
    • hearts from a degenerate Oriental culture. We can find evidence of
    • of decadent Orientalism. There is a curious duality in the
    • Today, of course, it has become altogether decadent, but at the time
    • into denser and denser states of matter, resulting finally in the
    • into very hard and dense material bodies. Fundamentally speaking what
    • this reason those who are sincere students of the truths of
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    • majority of people, for the independent testing of
    • that at some later period of life such a person is dependent on
    • others; he will lack independence in the way in which he faces life —
    • independence, which can already be observed in one and the same
    • in the next incarnation. Helplessness and lack of independence will
    • When we see someone facing life in a helpless and dependent way, we
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    • that of today. The human bodies of olden times, the mummies which you
    • humanity — though even in ancient Egypt these olden times had
    • is a consequence of the fact that the Occident designates as a Maya
    • Orient designates the ideology of the Occident as a reality. Today we
    • enough. This is only dependent on the fact that the constantly
    • mediumistically, but mystically. This is almost palpably evident
    • hardens their brain. Women fortunately were not admitted to these
    • by a free spiritual striving, independently of the state, and that
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    • physical life, or in general upon our whole being, it is evident
    • spiritual development we identify ourselves with the world. We
    • man was not an independent volitional being; the Angels willed
    • out this subconscious writing activity is essentially dependent
    • only rely on what lives in you. But imagine that you are suddenly
    • independently, when you draw its attention to something which is
    • to, we may always deny them. But our observation should be
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1952.
    • into complete decadence. We saw, too, that the impossibility of
    • of dependence on purely earthly inherited characteristics, the more
    • its denial of everything spiritual, than the emergence of the
    • blood-relationship one is denying the spirit, then one is lying. To
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1950.
    • make an interesting discovery. The abstract concept, it denotes
    • are able to demonstrate their independent existence by accomplishing
    • to recognise that the life we are now living is dependent on earlier
    • of his soul. Such an experience is, however, in large measure denied
    • religious mood of life. You will find abundant evidence in our
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    • Die Verbindung Zwischen Lebenden und Toten.
    • were dependent upon it in a different way from ourselves in the fifth
    • tendency of their stage of development; there was no need to
    • it developed as a natural tendency. The child grew up, and as his
    • natural tendencies developed, the natural intellect — in a
    • confidence can be established. But what is now only to be arrived at
    • individual, more dependent upon egoism, upon human loneliness
    • the tendency people now show to withdraw into themselves is becoming
    • know one another, especially of establishing confidence, without
    • live their life in common dependent upon their natural tendencies.
    • and characterological tendencies, how this person with a particular
    • stands in the way of man's independence by tending to make of him a
    • religious life which is still dependent upon the support of the
    • life. But as it must be striven for independently, mankind is put, as
    • with the tendency to uphold papal authority projected over from the
    • be objected — “what the medical student has to learn!
    • then add to this what the lawyer must know, and the art student, and
    • fosters the freedom and independence of our thinking. Spiritual
    • And now, having given evidence of so much perspicacity,
    • trustworthy forces, or as a tendency to syncretism or to eclecticism”
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    • mit der Welt- und Erdentwicklung,
    • felt as my hand would feel were it conscious: that it is not independent,
    • acquired a strong feeling of his independence, of his individual
    • they have later fallen into decadence and have mainly been used for harmful
    • through a dense thicket. After that, one reaches the experience that hurts
    • to advance to man's true being. The human soul and spirit lie deeply hidden
    • on that conquest he must know about what lies hidden within him. He must
    • again today by describing how they were trodden in former times and how
    • they must be trodden now.
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    • Heilfaktoren Fuer den Sozialen Organismus,
    • period of earthly evolution have become more and more veiled and hidden
    • Impulse by evidence of the physical senses, but who could be convinced
    • even trying to disprove and deny the actual Resurrection of Christ Jesus
    • merely external, sense-given science, and yet at the same time they deny
    • ‘Christianity’ — through this, a tendency to untruth,
    • of mankind. That is the real reason for the existence of this tendency. That
    • is why this tendency to untruth is so closely interwoven with the events
    • that will inevitably lead to decadence in the whole cultural life of
    • evidence of a desire not to take seriously the fact of the Resurrection
    • Post-Atlantean epoch a new tendency has been at work, a tendency towards
    • by the nebula and its densifications, plants, animals and also man have
    • could not give credence to the ideas of natural science, appeared to have
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    • terribly from this, and the effects would be even more evident were
    • and his colleague, the famous Professor Schleiden, poured scorn on
    • Schleiden's custom as well as Frau Prof. Fechner's. But they had not
    • makes no difference, then let Frau Prof. Schleiden put out her barrel
    • will be less rain. If it is all nonsense, Frau Prof. Schleiden will
    • Frau Prof. Schleiden rebelled. She preferred the indications of Prof.
    • appearing — to begin with — quite independent not only of
    • are many other, less evident phenomena, both in the male and in the
    • the same periodicity, the identical rhythm, but its phases do not
    • periodicity, it makes them independent — it emancipates
    • sparingly after days of sunshine. Such things lay hidden in the old
    • are able to approach the plant life of the Earth is dependent on the
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    • above the Earth are immediately dependent on Moon, Mercury and Venus
    • then has the property of being least dependent on itself — on
    • strongly, and it is permeated every moment with a longing to deny the
    • as it were to densify the cosmic and thereby hold it back more in the
    • present state of knowledge were suddenly obliged to create, from the
    • be evident, we may for the moment leave man out, but we cannot
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    • olden time they recognised in the out-spreading, sun-filled light,
    • with an idea from olden time, a point we need to understand again in
    • There is a hidden
    • independent, leaving outside him all is growing in the fields. If he
    • different style than before. We suddenly begin to know all kinds of
    • in farm and farmyard — we suddenly begin to know them.
    • It suddenly emerges in him. We go through the fields, and all of a
    • sudden the knowledge is there in us. We know it absolutely.
    • substances in one form or another. They are dependent on these other
    • substances; they are not independent. There are only two ways in
    • which they can become independent: namely, on the one hand when the
    • seed-formation and makes them independent there, so that they become
    • perceive them with ordinary science, for they are hidden to outward
    • Truly we may say, the limestone in the Earth is dependent on a kind
    • at the remaining organs, which breathe in a far more hidden way and
    • papilionaceae work. They all have the tendency to retain, to some
    • tendency to fruit even before the flowering process. You can see this
    • the summer. Hence, one would say, there is always a tendency in these
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    • is only in the body that it becomes condensed. The body receives
    • it from the air and thereupon hardens and condenses it, till in the
    • tendency to life — a tendency to permeate itself with
    • value is attached; refuse of farm and garden, from grass that we have
    • work it involves. The burden of work will really not be very great.
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    • As a result of materialistic tendencies, once more it has been thought
    • thereby impart to the manure a tendency to that living vitality which
    • Moreover, this process itself is dependent on the substantial nature
    • For there is a hidden alchemy in the organic process. This hidden alchemy
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    • to one's student days. Thus I endeavoured, though with no great
    • to rodents, are added to mashed potatoes and the bait is distributed.
    • of olden time, you see, were not so stupid with their instinctive science!
    • can be reckoned in any sense among the higher animals. Mice are rodents;
    • the Earth the tendency to unfold the potato-seedling — these forces
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    • orchards and vegetable gardening. We have not much time left; but in
    • the astrality is far denser. Once more, it is far denser. Our trees
    • to a thinner astrality, and in the latter case to a denser astrality.
    • what I have now explained; here it becomes most evident. But the fast
    • is: What becomes very evident in the tree is present in a more delicate
    • tendency to become tree-like. In every plant, the root with its environment
    • draw in the astral more densely. The free-becoming tendency is there
    • inside the Earth. These golden creatures — for they are of the
    • for our part, will use the treeing tendency of other plants; there we
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 8
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    • that the creature is not over-burdened with stuff. We must see to it
    • so independently as in man; it is a more indistinct sounding-into-one-another
    • the fruiting tendency is not only there in the flower. Nature does not
    • in the sunlight. The process that is there as an inner tendency is thus
    • the liver of all Organs works with the greatest relative independence
    • carcinoma. Carcinoma, from the very outset, makes a certain region independent
    • at once be forbidden to eat tomatoes. Now let us ask ourselves: What
    • is it due to? Why does the tomato work especially on that which is independent
    • power to influence any independent organisation within the human or
    • The potato, too, works in a highly independent way, and in this sense:
    • the brain, and makes the brain independent — independent even
    • a pity he has suddenly gone crazy!” Yes, they may say it the first
  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of the Mass
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    • lower animal forms are decadent products of man. What is
    • Sacrifice. The student had to have the will to undertake
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    • in regard to his form, and from this standpoint widen and
    • principles, he would be dependent on the earth's
    • of man are set forth as independent beings, because in a
    • therefore a gardener, a farmer. Pisces, the fishes, is a
    • and is only in correspondence with the external world
    • hidden itself into the head which has become a sphere,
    • childish head teaches the child (“Kindskopf den
    • to walk independently. It is always being carried, like a
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • divine-spiritual powers of providence allow such a thing to happen? Why do
    • fruitful if humanity is not to drift into decadence instead of evolving in an
    • decadence and continue to hold to materialism, or strive upwards into the
    • their offspring, who might be completely deprived of all independence, of all
    • thrust upon them. Wisely is this mystery hidden away for mankind in the
    • die early through some accident or otherwise, and in a different way in the
    • if the coming generation is not to fail into decadence but to take a turn,
    • hidden stream; and then at the end of the 18th century we come to a
    • earlier. Suddenly this thought emerges in a human being, in a perfectly
    • this that we shall escape decadence in the future.
    • predestined to come if mankind is not to fall into decadence. May Man
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    • and on the other, a condensed, intensified soul-element which works
    • until the time of its second dentition around the seventh year. Far
    • dentition. If we observe the soul-bodily processes in an unprejudiced
    • way, we can see that after the second dentition the child’s
    • to a certain direction of life. After the second dentition, the human
    • second dentition they were set free, so that they can now appear in
    • time, will find that after the second dentition certain soul-forces
    • be obliged to deny our own existence were we to deny the existence of
    • deny our own reality in denying the reality of the object.
    • dependent on external circumstances or on ideals which induce us to
    • The terrible catastrophe of the present time and the decadent forces
    • in mind, my dear fellow-students, namely that the spiritual science
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    • and Ahriman, the role of fear, and the polar tendencies toward
    • spiritual world can be observed particularly in the people who deny
    • have different reasons for denying this spiritual world, but a great
    • materialistically tinged monists have a definite reason for denying
    • not reach down to this level. We can find in the hidden depths of
    • materialist thinks out his theories and denies the spiritual world;
    • this denial is nothing other than a self-induced anesthesia in face
    • evident that in a meeting of materialistic monists, or those who deny
    • human beings show no evidence of fear or love of ease, for this is
    • condensed spirits.
    • must say that this tendency to carry the ordinary field of
    • in considering that everything should be like condensed ghosts. Here
    • that condense into the ghostlike, but he knows that everything
    • arriving at such a condensation is merely the dying, the withering in
    • sheath that is cast off, the wooden part of the tree, or the shell of
    • by widening our concepts. In the spiritual world, that which
    • done: bring us indisputable evidence. What it has given us up to now
    • they wish either to make use of their dependence on the ordinary
  • Title: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
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    • independent of physical phenomena. A spiritual scientific training of
    • personality if we were dependent on the activity that works
    • head organisation, and it is immediately evident that this
    • engaged in self-education and become at the same time independent of
    • feeling independently within himself. By and large the whole of
    • sectarianism, and, rising above separate denominations, even above
    • still inhibits a number of denominations, because materialism
    • psychopathic tendency, even though they cannot explain it
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    • Die Geistige Vereinigung der Menschheit Durch Den Christus-Impuls.
    • Die Geistige Vereinigung der Menschheit Durch Den Christus-Impuls.
    • must regard the plant world, in the first place, as an independent
    • independent entity as regards the Earth only comes clearly before us
  • Title: On the Duty of Clear, Sound Thinking
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    • Die Geistige Vereinigung der Menschheit Durch Den Christus-Impuls.
    • Die Geistige Vereinigung der Menschheit Durch Den Christus-Impuls.
    • downward tendency, those that are harmful forces. At the opening of a
    • been so strong as in our day, so that want of confidence as
    • also stands there beside him, it cannot be denied that what is seen
    • profound in this thought, but yet it is an undeniable fact.
    • accidental-senses, which means that supposing that we had not our
    • senses we should have a different world! Accidental senses!
    • his accidental senses. Through the door of these chance-senses many
    • crudely into evidence, it is present everywhere. It is active in the
    • Gardens and the like, (the value of which observation must be
    • in doctors; that they have no confidence in the system, and seek by
    • every other means, something in which they can feel confidence? Nothing
    • confidence. Otherwise things will get worse from day to day. This
    • of our soul, if we wish to discover in ourselves how dependent we are
    • profoundly we are dependent on it. It is our indolence, our love of
    • confidence to a still better future. ...’ Now follows what
    • Sich in den Geist der Zeiten zu versetzen,
    • overcome all tendency to slackness, all love of sloth and laziness,
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • Der Weg zu gesundern Denken un die Lebenslage des Gegenwartsmenschen.
    • Der Weg zu gesundern Denken un die Lebenslage des
    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1980,
    • The Golden Blade, edited by
    • root cause of these disasters and destructive tendencies, we
    • admire is dependent, in his case, upon the experiences of the
    • we find that what is truly characteristic of them is hidden under
    • instance, to the ‘Fourteen Points’ of President Wilson.
    • offers to the world. A long path has to be trodden before these
    • connection of the human soul with the Divine as a self-evident
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • experience the One who was to come, who was still hidden from
    • legend of Osiris conveyed to men? The legend is that in olden times
    • Spiritual gradually densifies, how man himself has densified
    • that is to say from the Spirit, has densified into the calyx,
    • in the supremely gifted Novalis, feelings free of all denominational
    • Ruhe und Stille durch die Erdenräume,
    • Seligkeit in den Menschen.
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    • Heidenheim, June 12th, 1919
    • This is the 5th of 10 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Heidenheim,
    • some seven, eight or ten years now a real student of human life can
    • faces this melancholy expression. Hidden though it often be behind
    • deeds, our whole thinking dependent on them. This is demanded of us
    • thoughts. Whether they be old-fashioned aristocrats, or decadent
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • Mit einer Einleitung ueber den Agnostizismus als Verderber
    • fact that the horizon has widened to include a spiritual world, then
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • identified, but the biblical references suggest that they were
    • there is evidence that at the age of 30 or 31, another individuality
    • thirty, that very fact would be evidence of the fallacy of such a
    • I beg you not to give credence to these things because I say them,
  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • way: For a whole year, the college student will spend his time and
    • a force we could certainly not apply if we denied the existence of
    • a pupil's wish and you deny it to him, you will awaken his antipathy;
    • way. Deny the wishes, not to your pupil but to yourself, so that the
    • the child will follow your example and deny wishes to
    • body. It is a good thing to practise this self-denial: not to
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • Damit der Mensch Ganz Mensch Werden. Die Bedeutung
    • is, in the first place, quite independent of man and the rest of the world.
    • with spatial laws, he pictures space before his eyes, independent of
    • something objective, independent of his own being. It was this that
    • objective and independent of ourselves. It does not occur to us that
    • shape is identical with the spatial concept we have formed. If we
    • perception” — a technical term that does not denote
    • independent of ourselves. For example, in recent times we have come
    • Middle Ages and their spiritual life. A mediæval student did not learn so
    • use of language as a tool of thought. And when the student had
    • things inwardly. In this way the student learnt Geometry
    • passed over into what was called Astronomy: the student integrated
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • Damit der Mensch Ganz Mensch Werden. Die Bedeutung
    • (empfinden) them differently.
    • that. They were sensed (empfunden); they were perceived
    • sense, but knowledge that is dependent upon the whole range of human
    • (Urkunden) speak from old, instinctive, clairvoyant
    • yesterday that, in olden times of human evolution, the view
    • he take them into his thoughts. He becomes independent in face of
  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • man is dependent on the circumstances prevailing in his environment. The
    • that approach you which is hidden in the depths of cosmic
    • the mouth uttering these secrets then lays the burden of sin upon
    • itself; likewise does the ear burden itself with sin when it hearkens
    • eccentric garb and sit down, with his harp-maiden seated in front of
    • his knees. He would speak a few sentences; then the harp-maiden would
    • play; then he would continue his talk, and the maiden would play
    • civilisation of the whole Earth. This is evidenced by all the
    • have come into decadence now — you and these men of Asia will
    • into the chaos of destruction. This Ego must be tempered and hardened
    • civilisation. We need a confidence which will be able to bring into
  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • hardening of the Ego. But, as I said, if this hardening of the Ego,
    • also in other parts of the world, is living in the decadent stages of
    • the man of the West has developed his Ego, has allowed that hardening
    • tendency to study and investigate only the corpse-like part of
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • consciousness men were not dependent upon oral conversation or
    • however, is dependent upon the fact that the human being can
    • is a constant tendency towards the depositing of salts, towards a
    • completion. So that all the time the brain has the tendency
    • again realises that the soul and the Spirit are independent of
    • no means identical with simple forms of mysticism. To argue that
    • mysticism and esotericism are one and the same denotes gross
    • is practically no documentary evidence and which must be reached
    • The men of olden times received their knowledge of the Divine
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    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung.
    • an abstract way, their contrast will not be very evident. We might
    • Gospels in order to know the Christ as an independent Being, from the
    • the Christ as an independent Being.
    • resurrection as an independent Being, not merely as the Son of the
    • the Christ becomes an independent being in the fulfillment of the
    • will at last be able to see the Son as an independent Being and to
    • us to find in Christ the divine spiritual, in an independent way.
    • — the physical body which is dense, then the etheric body
    • order to see if we still have materialistic tendencies and merely
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • in which so many things are taking place which widen the
    • the spiritual world, indicate that independently of man, and through
    • death. In a materialistic age this chasm widens. We shall more and
    • had settled down as gardeners near the Building. Their eldest child,
    • accident it was a question of just a few minutes which caused the boy
    • no one had noticed the accident (people were standing not far off,
    • you see a man walking along the bank of a river. Suddenly you see him
    • wrong to think that this was accidental. For in his present
    • will go on working in other people. The burdensome, fateful content
  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • in the Occident, is merely a summary of that which the senses convey
    • Schools of the Occident, have again and again pointed back to this
    • were by Nature a prosaic, matter-of-fact nation — even denied
    • for the civilisation of the Occident, the further continuation
    • follow, for instance, that which Occidental civilisation contains in
    • after Christ. Try to read the description of Occidental wisdom up to
    • choose between the evidence of the senses in Nature and Aristotle's
    • materialist; this cannot be denied. Since men, as it were, so
    • condense the external materialistic results of natural science
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    • incident of external culture, of external technical culture.
    • into decadence, and despite the fact that external,
    • groaning under the tyranny of Ludendorff and company. Most
    • the tendency towards Cosmogony is an endowment of
    • the Anglo-American world, that the tendency towards
    • tendency towards Altruism and towards that
    • contained in them. Roman jurisprudence simply invaded
    • jurisprudence help us much to-day towards the understanding
    • party tendencies took shape in two definite directions
    • conservative tendencies and the party with liberal
    • tendencies: But it is so very necessary that one should
    • these two party tendencies have their source in something
    • groaning under the yoke of Ludendorff — when constraint
    • plunder of civilisation which is identical with the ruin of
    • Man, and widen it into a cosmogony, a science of the
    • characteristic incident in connection with this. At the 'time
    • interested if a pig suddenly started running about and
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    • Needless to say, I shall not deny that artistic imagination
    • our life — by a sudden and unexpected event.
    • arises when, not by accident, not by mere chance, but by the
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • evident during the final seven years as it is up to the age
    • being is at the mercy of these two tendencies — either
    • olden days has been called ‘beauty’. So we see
    • the spiritual world his tendency to express in spherical form
    • tendency to make a straight line of the circle, too; how the
    • who take it in the right way it becomes as clearly evident as
    • the truths of mathematics. These are certainly evident though
    • the higher truths will not be evident to a fifteen-year old
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    • olden times. It now belongs to the past and must not be
    • birthday, denoting the impulse given for man's reascent
    • gathering evidence of old customs in regions which I have
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha
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    • lies hidden behind the world of sense. Our consciousness to-day
    • and more evident that sublime conceptions of a spiritual world were
    • the original spirituality of man but represent the decadence of
    • principles as the fundamental tendencies of Indian spiritual life can
    • all life's sorrows — were hidden from him. He grew up seeing
    • these mysteries lie hidden beyond the region of the life that passes
    • universe, for the Christ Impulse is a unique event and to deny
    • this is to deny an historical progress in evolution — that is,
    • kann die Spur von meinen Erdentagen
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    • observation becomes most clearly evident when we turn to a special
    • materialistic tendency. True, it is said that atoms and molecules are
    • but he does not consist of this alone. Independently of this he has
    • that is independent of the body.
    • abstract tittle-tattle about a soul independent of the bodily nature
    • materialism is not that it denies the existence of the Spirit.
    • bodily life, although the abnormality may, to begin with, be hidden
    • intellectualism of natural science, history or jurisprudence.
  • Title: Lecture: Speech and Song
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    • music. And it is a happy coincidence at the present moment that in
    • Can we wonder that in olden
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    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall und Spirituelle
    • Suendenerhebung.
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall und
    • Spirituelle Suendenerhebung.
    • accidentally came into contact with the window … the frog's leg
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    • This is evident not only from all that I have just explained, but
    • Easter Mystery took place in the garden, near the Place of the
    • hidden meaning. This would indeed be superstition, and Harnack could
    • realize, merely through incidental occurrences, that this human being
    • Die geistige Vereinigung der Menschheit durch den
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  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • evidence that sometimes older strata — recognisable by
    • evidence of more highly-developed animal species, until we come
    • our earth-evolution to olden times when as it were out of a
    • Goethe, who besides being a great poet was also a great student of Nature
    • in the field of geology we remain on really safe ground (and no student
    • are something which, independent of the solid ground of the earth
    • aggregations, subsidences, foldings and so on. The formation of
    • certain subsidences causing the waters to be drained off in one
    • forces, and to subsidences. And in trying to obtain a general picture
    • occurrence elsewhere of foldings, subsidences — in short,
    • and not the slightest sign of graded subsidences on the surface, but
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • Denken, Fühlen, Wollen - Das Muspilhgedicht.
    • dependent upon it, then the facts are as follows: We perceive through the
  • Title: Vortrage: Denken, Fühlen, Wollen - Das Muspilhgedicht
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    • Denken, Fühlen, Wollen — Das Muspilhgedicht
    • werden, um in den nächsten Tagen weitere Ausführungen nach
    • Pol hin in diesem Seelenleben das gedankliche Element, das Denken
    • beiden das Gefühlselement, dasjenige, was wir im
    • gewöhnlichen Leben das Fühlen, den Inhalt des Gemütes
    • einseitig bloß das Denken vorhanden oder der Wille, sondern sie
    • solchen nach außen gerichteten Ruhe denken, uns klar sein
    • darüber, daß Wille waltet in den Gedanken, die wir
    • entfalten: indem wir einen Gedanken mit dem ändern verbinden,
    • waltet der Wille in diesem Denken. Also selbst wenn wir
    • denken, so waltet in uns wenigstens innerlich der Wille, und wenn wir
    • abgesondert für sich vorhanden. Aber was so abgesondert für
    • sich nicht vorhanden ist, das kann doch verschiedenen Ursprunges
    • sein. Und so ist auch der eine Pol unseres Seelenlebens, das Denken,
    • werden wir ja finden, wie das Denken eigentlich sich immer auf etwas
    • bezieht, was da ist, was Voraussetzungen hat. Das Denken ist zumeist
    • ein Nachdenken. Auch wenn wir vordenken, wenn wir also uns etwas
    • vornehmen, das wir durch den Willen dann ausführen, so liegen ja
    • einem solchen Vordenken Erfahrungen zugrunde, nach denen wir uns
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    • evident that we are able to find our way to the ears, hearts and
    • became immediately evident how necessary it was to spend this time
    • be denied. And why so? What I must say is that everyone who is
    • Do we deny that a man lived 105 years before our era, who was stoned
    • for blasphemy and hanged upon a tree? No, we do not deny this. Do we
    • deny that in this being a great Individuality was concealed? We
    • do not. Neither do we deny that this being may reincarnate in the
    • concerning which we must deny what the other school asserts? Only
    • In this respect we take the stand of denying nothing; and if anything
    • be denied, it is by the other side.
    • goodwill not dependent on the denial of any truth that may have been
    • denial of the truth. But in so far as we are logical, goodwill must
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    • expression. This teaching insisted, without taking an independent
    • ego depends in the same way as the physical body is dependent upon
    • world such as ancient Saturn. This world is hidden; to man it is a
    • dependent on these — and enter a world born from that which has
    • independent being. We can now first speak of something that begins.
    • formerly much used by students for examinations, but now no longer
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    • substance dense enough to be called gas, nothing but heat and
    • derived from the soul-life itself, from the ethical wisdom-laden life
    • the world something having an independent existence. We may describe
    • forth and spreading out on all sides, and finally condensing, while
    • so deeply stamped that when we evolve it again, independently of what
    • Independently of what we have heard. Anyone feeling even a little of
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • degree of renunciation and self-denial he has acquired as regards the
    • airy conditions condensed to watery conditions. Water first appeared
    • they interpenetrated each other, to denser substance, to
    • possession of it, become independent of the Cherubim, self-reliant
    • possibility of taking their place as independent beings side by side
    • independent, renunciation previously took place. Thus, in cosmic
    • teach him the meaning of the earth. The incident represented in the
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    • as torment in the domain which can well be included in the hidden
    • layer exists over this hidden Soul-life in the depths. Who could fail
    • to know that there is such a hidden life of the Soul? Life itself
    • clear to ourselves something of this hidden life of the Soul, let us
    • do the hidden depths of the Soul-life play their part on the surface.
    • the unconscious Soul-forces akin to longings, burn up ardently as
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    • us once again ask ourselves in what way it has been made evident that
    • referred to in our last lecture. We then started from the hidden
    • purely materialistic or purely intellectual concepts deny what others
    • undeniable fact that that which was to have been offered up would
    • a member. The plant as such is not independent; it is a member
    • organism that is identical with the whole earth, and that is an
    • considering the plants as independent, for the whole earth organism
    • condensed out of that. The death of an animal means the casting off a
    • death; for no being who has not trodden the physical plane knows
    • displays an undeniable reality, a direct truth. What then is real on
    • event of Golgotha as a real event is to-day denied, and that people
    • same people who deny the existence of a super-sensible world lack the
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    • the point where it is fully evident that modern people simply
    • development in soul and spirit continued to be dependent on
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    • entirely given up to illusion. There is a growing tendency to
    • growing tendency to form utterly wrong opinions about what in
    • 22 or 23, one of my fellow students came to me one day, his
    • went. Ratinger was not free at the moment and so the student
    • relate to reality. In the end the student never went to see
    • rather than fantasy. The most unrealistic and fantasy-ridden
    • are suddenly quite free and cannot bear such freedom. For
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    • nature which are hidden from the sight of weak humanity
    • This truth was kept hidden to protect ordinary life from the
    • is, should we not continue to keep them hidden? This is not
    • electricity, of the changes in atmospheric density which has
    • certain secrets connected with the virtues remain hidden to
    • something grown in their own garden. People in their twenties
    • the absolute certain truth grows in his own garden, even if
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    • Greece, therefore, it was not so clearly evident that
    • occult; it is hidden.
    • heads are hidden from view — the people who are sitting
    • independent of the physical body.
    • different tendencies will come up at a congress like the one
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    • tendencies; you would be following only your head, and
    • body condensed to become the rest of the human body, which of
    • manifestation of the Elohim has condensed to become
    • books which give irrefutable evidence of prophesies which
    • world of sensory perception had not yet condensed and become
    • suddenly — as I said, by a miracle — becomes
    • there, in order to find the right correspondence and
    • It is evident
    • For it is the tendency today to get to know as little as
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    • opened up in these lectures, I want to make some incidental
    • muscular strength, the conjurer then suddenly lifts them up
    • as will be evident from several
    • quality of his true nature, quite independent of our own
    • were to feel the burden of their weight as I looked around
    • desire to imitate come from, this tendency to imitate after
    • bring the tendency to Imitate with us from the world of the
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    • The natural tendency is to make our thinking
    • months. This was a truth fully supported by factual evidence.
    • you can reinterpret the most golden of ideas as ethical
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    • The work in question was Dreizehnlinden by Wilhelm Weber,
    • Wilhelm Weber's Dreizehnlinden? You see how people live
    • Dreizehnlinden, and these are alive today in the hearts and
    • is anyone here who has not read Dreizehnlinden — and I
    • Catholics were forbidden to study anything relating to the
    • and remains only in a hardened form. You need to find the
    • ‘unknown philosopher,’ who was a student of Jacob Boehme,
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    • down into the hidden depths of human nature. And then the
    • secret, hidden soul development is given due attention. As I
    • beside it runs the blue one, a hidden inner life to which we
    • up with the life of the Moon. Hidden beneath the life of the
    • children with living ideas so that the mysterious hidden
    • continues, and if our university students continue to be
    • the ‘improved something’ takes precedence over
    • has gone so far in his abstract thinking that he identifies
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    • impulses which would make every human being an independent
    • every human being to be an independent individual. This would
    • were not independent, but inherited certain traits from their
    • and racial relationships, insisting on the independence of
    • beings to develop independent ideas, feelings and impulses
    • basis on which people can be independent individuals. And it
    • previously been rebels in the cause of independence. They
    • rebellious feeling of independence in human beings at the
    • terms of the progressive tendencies of human evolution;
    • universal human truths, which are independent of all blood
    • for human independence during the time when the laws of
    • been a preparation for this. Just think how dependent people
    • bound to the soil; the soul has to become independent. All
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • things are particularly evident.
    • that I recently told you how the present age is dependent on
    • and so did my students: semester by semester they grew more
    • understood in the future. Hidden below the surface is a
    • Thus not only the paper spectre of the golden florin,
    • will help us to be on our guard may be found hidden in Part 2 of
    • much more deeply hidden and initially have really nothing to
    • independence, culture and literature were then still being
    • an independent judgement in the atmosphere which has been
    • evidence of their being used up without anything new taking
    • And closely bind all independent minds;
    • Greatest of spirits, mind most independent,
    • We're drawn to follow in most ardent longing.
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    • more independent in their task of guiding humanity. Thus
    • Europe. The East of Europe will develop powerful tendencies
    • they make it evident to what extent the spirits of darkness
    • insurance companies, be independent?
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    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung.
    • occurred in the course of human evolution: man's becoming independent
    • consciousness of this independence first arose as the
    • independence.
    • decision-making ability that is independent of the divine spiritual
    • became capable of sinning through this independence from the divine
    • Scholasticism is in fact denied altogether. In modern natural science
    • broaden this teaching on metamorphosis, entirely in a Goethean sense,
    • extraterrestrial being. And that is identical with what we can call
    • greatest pride today is evident in those who strive for a so-called
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    • av første klasse ved den fri skole for
    • åndsvidenskap, Goetheanum. Ingen anerkjennes som
    • han har ervervet seg det erkjennelsesgrunnlag som denne
    • en annen måte som den anerkjenner som likestillet.
    • karma komner i berøring med åndsvidenskapen, er det
    • Kristus her på jorden forenet seg med Jesu av Nasarets
    • legeme. Der skred et vesen hen over denne vår jord, om
    • hvilket vi kan si: Ved dette vesen har den kosmiske Kristus
    • stadig større forståelse for detto mysterium. Denne
    • det, og at så denne nathanske Jesus med Zarathustra-jeget
    • forberedte seg til den begivenhet som antydes ved
    • Jesus av Nasaret. Ved døden utgjød Kristus seg i den
    • seg til menneskehetens frelse: en gang i den gamle lemuriske
    • tid, så i den atlantiske tid, og så ennu en gang mot
    • slutten av den atlantiske tid. Det var tre ganger ... og
    • begynnelsen av vår tidsregning i den efteratlantiske tid.
    • fullbyrdet seg på det fysiske plan. De andre, forberedende
    • tildragelser har helt og holdent foregått i den
    • åndelige verden. De krefter som derved har utviklet seg,
    • Golgatamysteriet at denne Jesus som vokset opp som det
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  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung.
    • conceived, is not complete in itself and independent, because this
    • the independent element that it now is, and bears us through the life
    • allowed to think of pre-earthly life (they were forbidden this, up to
    • life, provided such thoughts are not forbidden. A knowledge of
  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • feeling and through thinking; fatigue is evidence that we have worn
    • when the Earth-spirits stream in again, the seeds remain hidden and
    • external evidence too for what has been said to-day? Yes, there is. In
    • Infinitely deep wisdom is everywhere in evidence here, wisdom
    • features of Egypto-Chaldean civilisation therefore come into evidence
    • from olden times without being understood. For example, the sign of
    • with German culture! No credence whatever should be given to this
    • not to be regarded as a sudden inspiration but as something
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    • about the spirit in this area, for how could it be denied that great
    • the great botanist, Schleiden, discovered the plant cell. He was the
    • organisms’ — independent entities, ‘cells,’
    • of Fechner in battle with Schleiden, who became famous through his
    • the one between Fechner and Schleiden in the nineteenth century,
    • something plant-like that hardens and then turns to stone.
    • presuppose the following: it was once, with respect to its densest
    • hardening, turning to wood, turning to stone. Just as our skeleton
    • be a mere analogy; spiritual science, however, provides the evidence
    • facts, self-evident to spiritual science, impelled outer science
    • 1804 Sydenham Edward discovered the unusual plant called the Venus
    • more with this discovery than for Schleiden, who made such a
    • saying, ‘There the soul element is evident, manifesting in a
    • that the leaves of the plant always have the tendency to place
    • times of the day. A wonderful lawfulness and regularity is evident in
    • independent of the immediate effect of the sun is actually, through
    • the plant world and its dependence on the plant world, indirectly
    • dependent on the sun. The human being does not undergo the kinds of
    • So Schaff ich am sausenden Webstuhl der Zeit
    • Die Dinge in den Raumesweiten,
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    • specially mysterious and hidden truths on matters purely
    • had their good meaning and their real value in those olden
    • In olden times,
    • childhood. At the 14th or 15th year of life, in those olden
    • Spiritual Science., For in these olden times, the moment a man
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    • lies hidden in the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • widen out the souls horizon, to extend the circle of interest
    • mankind needs is, above all, this widening of the sphere of
    • — can be widened out in our time far beyond
    • widened out beyond these frontiers, — out into the
    • really underlies such a tendency as Goethe's, not to apply
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    • Less hidden, we
    • a customary art in certain Mysteries of olden time, to
    • in olden times not only certain places in the Heavens were
    • something quite peculiar in this correspondence of the human
    • circle to its circumference. It is a true correspondence to a
    • stand as a microcosm in the macrocosm. In those olden times,
    • more to widen out man's vision, beyond what is immediately
    • been widened in the two directions in which the sense world
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • within our inner self, independently of anything in the world
    • methodically it can hardly be denied that if we wish to study
    • remaining organism with comparative independence. And we come to
    • has hitherto been possible through the occidental consciousness.
  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • Yet we do not always see that we lose our strength, confidence
    • much dependent on man's natural organization? If this or that
    • during those ancient times, when confidence and recognition was
    • hidden forces in the soul, which are not used in ordinary life
    • will be essentially vivified if a feeling of trust and confidence
    • sight? The cataract, which is a hardening of the crystalline
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • cannot be denied that in connection with a knowledge of man and
    • Through many incidents, which are not directly connected with
    • poisoning, really had some unknown inner defect, so that sudden
    • during the night after the accident. Such cases of sudden death
    • Schleich's patient, the factors which brought about his sudden
    • ascribe the contents of memory to the independent soul, as does
    • think independently of the body, of being able to think in
    • slip out of our body with our independent soul life; we go out of
    • that we have an independent soul essence and that we go out of
    • the body with this independent soul essence.
    • we leave these bodies behind so that they may exist independently
    • hold of the body when we wake up. The independent will takes hold
    • alternating connection between the independent soul which leaves
    • person not yet capable of independent spiritual vision is pushed
    • We need not deny
    • independent parts, through this fact the human being really
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • for what lives in the East; although it is already decadent; the
    • present state of decadence to the primeval wisdom of humanity
    • stated, this exists only in a decadent form) thus faces the
    • epoch, became Maya for the Occident, and the Maya of the Orient,
    • characteristic of the Occident is that it gained the faculty of
    • time the highest wisdom was already decadent, it was setting.
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall und Spirituelle
    • Suendenerhebung, Bibliographic Nr. 220, Dornach 1978. This lecture is
    • also known as: The Widening of Man's Perception.
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung,
    • The Widening of Man's Perception.
    • The things mentioned above are facts evident to the ordinary
    • concealed to our ordinary consciousness, as deeply hidden as the
    • independent, as is the case in imagination, so that they do not
    • opposition, whereas there should at last be a progress, evident
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • will, then we create the possibility of independence also between
    • preserving our own independent existence after death calls for
    • independence. I said that if we really develop freedom on earth;
    • development, from which undefined forms first condensed
    • of meaning in history, when one sets out from occidental beliefs.
    • difference not evident? The older Theosophy warmed up the pagan
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • and Heavenly Wisdom. It appears in the original German in Erdenwissen
    • Erdenwissen und Himmelserkenntnis,
    • can be formed without much effort. This tendency to rigid
    • had completely identified itself with man. The ancient Greek no
    • undoubtedly reveals this trait, this tendency towards the
    • from a kind of alien position, as it were, to a transcendental
    • were, should not be considered as an historical coincidence. We
    • This was the tendency of our whole anthroposophical work; we did
  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • is to harden and freeze up the earth, to shape it in such a way
    • creature. He becomes hardened, as it were, within earthly
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
    • THE GOLDEN LEGEND
    • regions. In olden times representations of the Christian Mysteries
    • thought. But in olden times, for those who through deeper thinking,
    • all the fruits of the garden, but not of the tree — not of the
    • olden times profound thoughts were expressed in such pictures. And
    • remained from olden times a number of so-called Paradise Plays which
    • well- behaved youths and maidens were sought out and during this time
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    • that some wise Providence — a kindly God — rules the
    • cosmic ordering, but through the accident of meeting a possible
    • shell. Have these thoughts of the wisdom of Providence any meaning in
    • by a wise Providence but by chance? In the face of this, can there be
    • believe that a good Providence or wise cosmic ruling or anything of
    • for a meaning to the earth. That it is denied to humanity to seek in
    • as he does to-day to deny all meaning to Earth-existence. It may seem
    • world away from him, with denying its existence. Such a man might be
    • accused of denying the existence of the world. His contemporaries
    • accused him of denying God, of being an atheist, and drove him away
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • aka: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
    • The Tree of the Cross and the Golden Legend, and
    • The Golden Legend.
    • The Tree of the Cross and the Golden Legend
    • Der Baum des Kreuzes und die goldene Legende.
    • the fruits of the garden; only the fruits that grow on the Tree of
    • which there are many. It comes from olden times and is one of the
    • there is in any way a wisdom-filled providence, a beneficent God
    • thoughts of divine providence, have any meaning? Must not just such
    • everything in earthly existence is ruled not by divine providence
    • believing in any kind of beneficent providence or wise guidance of
    • allowing the world to exist, of denying the existence of the world.
    • Though one could call him a world-denier, his contemporaries called
    • him a denier of God, and they therefore chased him away from the
  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft auf den Grossen Fragen des Daseins.
    • Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft auf den Grossen Fragen des
    • course of human evolution. Human consciousness in olden times was of
    • personality hidden beneath the name of
    • the case in olden times; for he then entered into those intermediate
    • which there is no documentary evidence. Zarathustra himself belongs
    • them is at one time more evident, at another less. He taught how
    • to condense into simple language the doctrines which Zarathustra
    • of the whole Cosmos The Cosmos pours itself into, and densifies
    • as so far densified in man that they are physically manifest.
    • remarkable connection between the tendencies of our own time and the
    • a tendency to the mystical way. Many feel drawn towards Indian
    • occultism with its tendency towards introspection and this explains
    • teachings of Zarathustra in olden times.
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    • Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft auf den Grossen Fragen des Daseins.
    • Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft auf den Grossen Fragen des
    • slowly to the surface from hidden depths, it is perhaps of still
    • physical evidence is still available. According to external research
    • A certain very significant incident has been
    • regarded by the civilised world in general in olden times. An
    • admitting what Spiritual Science tells us, namely, that in olden
    • All that we know from olden times, even what
    • them aware, and they looked back to olden times when their
    • Priest-Sages were able, in the golden prime of Egyptian civilisation,
    • from Egyptian times by external evidence seem very strange. Various
    • existence. This spiritual essence has ‘condensed' into
    • Just as the hands of a clock are interrelated and dependent upon each
    • archetypal worlds, to the golden, holy ages of long ago. The
    • Osiris-Isis nature is now subject to the forces which have condensed
    • man's being. Thus there lives in man a hidden quality which strives
    • spirit, who is ever impelled by the hidden Isis-forces —
    • qualities of soul. He must learn to be independent of the forces in
    • only see the physical Sun by day; at night it is hidden from us by
    • of the great Solar Years denoted a stage in the waning of clairvoyant
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    • sense organs. Such things are made evident in the case of certain
    • be so simple, but in olden times when people had knowledge of these
    • identical, that light when imprisoned creates butterflies, and that the
    • Eve, but the idea is identical, and they have not really progressed if
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    • independent as human thinking is, it could not take its course here in
    • our personality, which is fundamentally identical with the consciousness
    • That makes us independent in the spiritual world. Here on earth we are
    • independent because we are able to remember our experiences. Just think
    • what would become of your independence if in your thoughts you had
    • independent. In the spiritual world, an appreciable time before
    • body. Between going to sleep and waking his essential being widens if he
    • independent force only towards the time when the teeth change, and
    • in Golden Blade 1983
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    • facultad de la clarividencia instintiva. En ciertos estados de
    • la antigua clarividencia, los hombres sabían que eran expresiones
    • clarividencia instintiva y establecer una sabiduría compuesta de
    • clarividente. Considerando que la mayoría de los hombres se
    • tratar de transportarnos dentro de esta actitud bastante diferente del
    • pensar. Él forma cadenas de pensamientos, en conformidad con las
    • pensamientos que conceden al hombre. Porque si esto no se hace, es muy
    • ascendente que de esta forma se expandía en ondas. Este acto estaba
    • inscribiendo en un medio externo — el humo ascendente — a
    • oración inscrita en el humo ascendente, los sentimientos que el
    • que se desarrollaba dentro de sí mismo, de su propiedad, como la
    • cosas son evidencia de que la actitud hacia la sabiduría que
    • dentro de sí mismo, como la sangre. Por lo tanto, podemos decir: En
    • Gólgota como la verdadera redención de la humanidad. Se
    • decían a sí mismos: El poder espiritual residente en el Sol
    • humanas, ya que los pensamientos del hombre están ahora dentro de
    • también está encadenado con más fuerza a la tierra, ya no
    • transferido durante el verano. La luz y la tibieza se hunden, por
    • pensamientos que adquiere en la oscuridad de su vida interior pueden ser
    • a través de Roma a la Europa occidental, sobreponiéndose al
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    • close dependence on bodily conditions can have any existence of its own
    • in consciousness in ordinary day-to-day life, show so great a dependence
    • absolutely dependent on bodily conditions.
    • For the very simplest people do so; and incidentally, I may say they do
    • mankind on Earth, the more evident does it become that man had a kind of
    • existence. It was accordingly easier for the men of olden times to be
    • indicated to you how in olden times before the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • power to come out of this anxiety, the power to withstand the tendency
    • physical human beings we are dependent in our soul-and-spirit on the way
    • in which this or that substance circulates in us, and this dependence is
  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • triumphant when Ladenburg, Professor of Chemistry at Breslau,
    • easily pass on to the less self-evident ones which we find in
    • contemplating the psychic traits of animals. It cannot be denied
    • For these are hidden nooks in the creed of these “New
    • and if he feels so, then he denies the whole basis on which he
    • elements: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, by accidental coincidence
    • possible to facts regarding which he denies his confession. He
    • the scientific tendency begins to develop logically arrive of
    • Ladenberg, Professor of Chemistry, at the last convention of
    • chemical facts; and therefore I deny chemical laws, for I do not
    • Ladenburg knows no substratum of the soul; therefore he should
    • feeling of responsibility in himself then he denies, in the
    • phenomena had vanished into the transcendental,” except
  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft auf den Grossen Fragen des Daseins.
    • Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft auf den Grossen Fragen
    • independence, at least of the smallest living creatures. It
    • self-evident fact, a, triviality, for him who is capable of judging.
    • before Francesco Redi will be able to deny that there is a
    • organism, will deny that the conclusions just drawn are correct.
    • possible; it must now go on living in a hardened life
    • what has become wooden, as it were, what it has itself formed
    • self-evident from the mere definition, if it is grasped, of
    • utter that which to many appears evident from the absolute
  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • the human body was not so dense; this density of the physical
    • the physical body of man was condensed to air; at the same
    • condensed to water, and the astral body is incorporated
    • would be doomed to death, since it is dependent upon the ego
    • is mercilessly abandoned, for the nervous system is dependent
    • independently, quite by itself ... it does not exist as
    • thither — heat as an independent being — and
    • which is not even condensed as far as heat. The Ego which I
    • successive stages of evolution; they form the hidden
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • science recognized as self-evident. But when Redi, in his
    • then it becomes self-evident and common knowledge of
    • observation that claims the genesis of a man being dependent
    • it will take its place as a self-evident truth, and the
    • confidence from these. Today we can only see that a few
    • truth. And all those who have trodden the path of this
    • through to cognition. We find him, for example, a student at
    • young student, even in those days. He therefore absorbed all
    • time there was one book, The Golden Chain of Homer — Aurea
    • enter that world. If at anytime Goethe had been identical
    • means of entry. But Goethe never was identical with Faust in
    • student days, except that everywhere he sought the spirit
    • but denies all that lies behind physical appearance, the
    • something very deep. Here, in this chorus, is to be condensed
    • can see the highest in this work and in all that he condenses
  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • In dense array around his mighty throne
    • Towards a maiden was his heart aglow,
    • Of yonder maiden. Till Eros, alas,
    • the world. It would be a denial of our humanity and a betrayal
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft auf den Grossen Fragen des Daseins.
    • Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft auf den Grossen Fragen
    • in this connection an incident which is perfectly true and
    • perfectly true incident. The clergy had to submit their books
    • two incidents, we can see how greatly Aristotle was
    • heart. The meaning of this statement is hidden. We can only
    • suddenly heard a most extraordinary exclamation from Natter,
    • who was a very genial spirit. Natter sprang suddenly to his
    • once how extra ordinary this conception is. If a student
    • limit the human mind to observation because he denied the
    • independent existence”. These beings, which recognise
    • their own independence, he terms Monads. By a Monad, he means
    • Euden composita ordine, etaedem
    • a rule, they know little more about him than the one incident
    • to your remembrance an incident which Goethe relates himself.
  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • “Wer immer strebend sick bemüht, den können
    • remarkable has been the tendency in the development of these
    • more striking tendencies, — as we might call them
    • evidence of paleontology and other archaeological records
    • concealed solely because the students only attend the
    • effect: “If any of my students now preparing for his
    • is really the outcome of a tendency inherent in facts, to
    • the present day. It denotes the most absolute unbelief in the
    • in the objects. On the other hand they cannot deny that, if
    • and that there is no such thing as a soul-nature independent
    • boldly affirm that it is evident to any unprejudiced observer
    • path was not like that trodden by so many to-day, who start
    • take an interest in the tendency of ordinary learning and
    • Goethe's correspondence knows that he exchanged letters with
    • an incident of no great importance, but at the same time we
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    • occasion with protestantism. The vesture is accidental: the
    • recognises something dependent on the individuality, and
    • incidental. One appears empty to oneself, as nothing,
    • abundant confidence in which those things we have discussed
    • remains a confidence for the human soul which longs for
    • confidence, and trust can be kindled to-day. Even in such a
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    • very opposite tendency — that of selecting the worst, the
    • Such experiences, they say, abiding in the hidden depths of the
    • and thinks and wills is not the entire life of the soul. In hidden
    • and blood, from the hidden animal nature, and rising from the
    • we cannot even deny that these things are apparently confirmed
    • hidden depths — from the mysterious depth of the
    • Psycho-analytic school we have the evidence, how modern
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    • criticise and denounce the mechanical qualities of our age, is
    • Max Eyth much that lies deeply hidden in the old
    • first President of the Theosophical Society, Colonel Olcott.
    • All this is hidden in Max Eyth's descriptions. For he was in
    • sphere of jurisprudence.
    • several stages in the career of jurisprudence,
    • prejudice, but is even forbidden by the law. It is difficult
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    • inherited tendencies too. In the human being at this time of
    • harbour are we steering? What is the tendency and ultimate goal
    • little more hidden, people do not see through it. If plenty of
    • tendency.
    • was repeated. Evidently, in 1913, the attempted assassination
    • brewed in unclean, hidden waves beneath. Some men will begin to
    • the path which is being trodden by that civilisation of Europe
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    • fail to see that it is a hidden egoism on the part of men to
    • tendency of men to-day for every one to worship his own God.
    • Underlying it is a hidden egoism, which men will not confess.
    • at hand for him to deny God altogether, that is to say, to deny
    • his Angel. And this denial is always connected with the
    • denial of the true human Ego, of which I showed you an example
    • hidden connection. In their arrogance and egoism the
    • tendency to materialism arises in the human soul. Underlying it
    • the Time-Spirits. These relations lie very far in the hidden
    • beginnings of those cosmic burdens with which he loads
    • a decadence which goes so far as to attack even the
    • his word. Hence you may estimate that in those olden times
    • they did in those olden times. For we are bound to speak in
    • suggestive power. In olden times a power of human community
    • that in those olden times there could be certain words and
    • real. For in those olden times it was so: every sequence of
    • of olden time had learned to think. Indeed, in olden time
    • of that rarefication and condensation of air which came about
    • negative superstition is to deny them where they are. In the
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    • Wie Kann die Menschheit den Christus Wiederfinden?
    • no one who earnestly reflects upon things could deny that these
    • two events, these earthly events of human life, give evidence
    • the contrary, spiritual divine Powers intervene, as is evident
    • soul?” Alas, this thought is often a heavy burden in
    • world, you direct your look with the power of inner confidence
    • thought. Man is evolving; it would be wrong to deny this
    • so that we may always find strength, comfort, confidence, and
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    • Unravel all the wonders hidden here:
    • given in the three lower bodies: deaden it, not out of a desire
    • It is entwined by blooming, clusters dense,
    • The portal opes, and he is bidden welcome
    • Its burdens, pleasures and its anxious quest,
    • Fulfilment is denied to my desire.
    • The wondrous paths that Providence has led
    • In him I scarce as virtue may denote
    • With duties burdening his leisure hours;
    • He bore the burden of his parents' word
    • While of a sudden all his sternness vanished,
    • The name of him whom Providence has chosen
    • And he shall gladden us for many weeks
    • Preoccupied by many hidden things:
    • in a dream, rejuvenated mankind float through the garden in the
    • Is fleeting through the garden's winding ways;
    • The white resplendent garments which they wear,
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    • since to provide the necessary evidence and proof for my statements
    • man’ is one who is able to identify himself with the great laws
    • Folk Spirits who, by drawing upon the hidden roots and the spirit of
    • find to be identical with the conception of the Folk Spirit and which
    • body, the densest and most material member, is transmitted into Atma
    • independently of his physical body, activities which are denied to
    • we shall have more and more concrete evidence in the following
    • Being, who is three stages above man. It conceals the identity of the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • hand some visible indication, some tangible evidence, some kind of
    • research find evidence for the existence of the etheric body of these
    • Denmark or Germany. Just as every man has his own etheric body, so a
    • to sudden transformations which may even have their source in
    • the external world is dependent upon this etheric aura, upon which
    • discoveries. I could quote innumerable cases of the coincidence of
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • members of the inner being of man independently of each other, we
    • from external experience. Picture, for example, the wooden or
    • this it is evident that man can arrive at knowledge purely from
    • were dependent upon our sense perceptions of the external world. In
    • ideas have continually arisen and how new sources of hidden knowledge
    • in higher realms. The vision of these higher realms is denied the
    • of the same nature, it is not identical with the human ‘I’.
    • resembles the sudden ideas that flash into our consciousness —
    • feels to be independent of him and for which he is not directly
    • evidence of the severance survives save an atmosphere of bustling
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    • consequence man has become more dependent upon the Earth than he
    • would otherwise have been; he has become dependent on the locality
    • he becomes dependent upon the locality of his birth, he unites with
    • north, south, east or west. But because he has become dependent on
    • — the incidence of the sun's rays, the proximity of the
    • wholly dependent upon the environmental conditions of his birthplace.
    • He becomes wholly identified with his native soil through his close
    • not only dependent on the locality of his birth, but that the
    • Atlantean epoch, for example, man was directly dependent upon his
    • increasingly independent of a particular locality.
    • of Form he is dependent upon the particular locality in which he
    • the human organism so that man becomes dependent upon the soil of a
    • are completely dependent on these forces’ so that the
    • about to say, it only refers to man in so far as he is dependent upon
    • deshalb, weil es den Europäern gefallen hat, ist die
    • dependent to a large extent upon the abnormal forces and Beings of
    • and also that, to a certain extent, the tendency of civilization is
    • forces of youth, but is given over to the hardening forces of old
    • astronomy and in all fields which are independent of the rejuvenating
    • deny this necessity is pointless; it serves only to put obstacles in
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    • describe objectively. So long as one has the slightest tendency to
    • specific task to fulfil. We may confidently affirm that each of the
    • correspondence between the elements of thinking, feeling and willing
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    • say is to be taken as footnote or addendum to the lectures on the
    • of Form to act independently. These are the same spiritual Beings who
    • that way to the particular national tendency within the racial
    • evident in the decline of this race. In a race such as this
    • evidence of what we have already indicated. It runs somewhat as
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • second instance is of particular interest to students of Spiritual
    • inspirations. The hidden sanctuary for those who were initiated into
    • of liberty, each acting independently and who therefore made it
    • to a higher stage. But this does not exclude a tendency or
    • tendency, so there emerges under the guidance of this Time Spirit of
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    • At one time there must have been identical understanding of the
    • general tendency today to embark on the study of comparative
    • insight into the hidden workings of that world. Now imagine
    • their ego awoke, they were no longer dependent upon the ego in order
    • olden times was thought to be much more closely related to language
    • life, in the hidden recesses of the soul as I pointed out in the last
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    • identity and seek union with the Absolute. In Europe this human ‘I’
    • original innate tendencies and with its progressive development in
    • to become a free and independent being, to be fired with enthusiasm
    • Luciferic influence can be found there. You will find evidence for
    • undeniably present in all traditions associated with the Bible. But
    • independence, he sensed not merely the possibility of evil, but, in
    • freedom and independence, he felt above all the aspiration to
    • his external form and pigmentation and made him an independent,
    • solid and reliant and is determined to act independently. Nordic man
    • reality, he saw that the thoughts of the freedom and independence of
    • consequence of the tendency to falsehood which is active there. The
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • incarnated suddenly on the physical plane before the birth of the
    • relationships. They were the founders of civil law and jurisprudence
    • that it can only be understood by students of Spiritual Science
    • one suddenly senses the first stirrings of a later development. It is
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • a golden thread running through the last few lectures was the idea
    • after the hardening forces of the Moon had left the Earth endeavoured
    • descent of the psycho-spiritual beings who in olden time had risen to
    • the Germanic North had within him this tendency, and thanks to this
    • tendency he is particularly fitted to understand modern Spiritual
    • the pioneers of the Christ-vision will be denounced as fools on
    • function in olden times was to develop man's capacities to a
    • than the tendency to cling to the old clairvoyance which has not been
    • should arise a tendency to all sorts of confused, chaotic
    • clairvoyance which is denied this prerogative. These dark and
    • have no wish to introduce Orientalism and Occidentalism into what we
    • independent of all tradition and authority.
    • nothing on authority. The best students of Spiritual Science are
    • Orientalism nor Occidentalism; both appeal to him equally. The inner
    • prevail in the West, or vice versa, that would be a complete denial
    • this, the better students of Spiritual Science we shall be. On this
    • intention. Irrespective of where we students of Spiritual Science
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    • incident which may throw light upon our aims, for day-to-day
    • at present is a slow trickle, sees how the stream will widen. I
    • been taken along that golden middle road between ancient occultism
    • and modern, but decadent, science, and that this beautiful and
    • hidden guest, as a comrade in arms, has shown itself to be true by
    • and more absorbed in a way by the tendencies represented in the three
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    • take their course in complete independence. Despite their apparent
    • mythology has its correspondence in what we are bringing to light
    • when we reflect that by representing the force hidden in the depths
    • its organisation of muscle and bone, is substantially denser, more
    • denser, it can also hold fast the clairvoyant forces in the
    • densification of the human body. And when the ancient Greek feels the
    • old, more delicate, rarefied body becoming denser, it is because he
    • hold over man; he densified the human body and in doing so abducted
    • Persephone. This densification went on right into the physical body.
    • consciousness, but which was self-evident, impelling the soul. And it
    • by the now denser human body so that these clairvoyant forces could
    • became denser and denser, as it became transformed, what happened to
    • yesterday. What is it that makes the denser human body fresh and
    • of Persephone, Demeter appears before us denuded of her original
    • hidden deep within the Eleusinian drama, so deeply hidden that no
    • body and the astral body; our innermost, our ego, is hidden within
    • factor. It is the ether body which has made the physical body denser,
    • the ether body makes the physical body definitely denser, more
    • present day, we see that through having become denser it has come
    • particular have become quite different. In olden times what we call
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    • to speak of the physical body, the densest part of the human being.
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    • environment. What radiates into us from without, the golden rays of
    • and in a way, independent guidance of humanity — the third, the
    • gods’. In the language of olden time ‘the gods’
    • wholly dependent upon earthly conditions of existence; and only
    • the greatest independence and freedom; for they were hoping to attain
    • civilisation. These two tendencies intermingle in our time. We can
    • it could never condense to the physical in a body of flesh. Today
    • make them free and independent for evolution that is to come in the
    • space which he came to identify by observing clairvoyantly the
    • independently of those bodies— just as Lucifer became
    • independent of his body and continues to work in our Earth evolution.
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    • trodden by those who patiently wind their way through the labyrinth
    • looking upon this denizen of Atlantis who was Zeus ... such an
    • larger, it broadens out, it is in fact the macrocosmic counterpart of
    • tendency to arouse all the forces in the human soul leading towards
    • independent ego added to the Zeus forces. The independent ego first
    • him on the Earth. And that is what the man who lived in olden times
    • have within me Persephone.’ In olden times man could not yet
    • and Zeus. In olden times, forces in earthly life which further the
    • was already intellectual. Only the oldest times still bear evidence
    • recollection upon those olden times, and said to himself: ‘At
    • outside the physical body, a time when the soul was independent of
    • nur der vermag zurecht zu finden sich
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    • only, in ourselves. The egos of all other men are hidden from us
    • formerly belonged, denser matter than had been theirs formerly had
    • taken into himself the denser matter, he would not have been able to
    • that it is also dependent upon forces which come from quite another
    • training, suddenly, in a moment, there were to stand before him,
    • minerals, plants and animals, suddenly the world of old Atlantis were
    • suddenly confronted by it. But the ancient Greek felt this too. That
    • Hidden somewhere or
    • anything but decadent. But in the strata of human spiritual life, in
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    • it cannot and should not be denied, but it is relatively unimportant.
    • organisation. What becomes evident through the work of the brain is
    • this activity may become evident to the human being himself, in order
    • German for what is indicated in an abstract way by geboren werden
    • werden but by saying: Der Mensch ist jung geworden (the
    • we find this phrase: im Nebellande jung geworden.
    • what is outspread in the world, condenses it. One day there will be a
    • Now as students of
    • condensed’.
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    • up this treasure, we must lift it out of the hidden depths into our
    • left to us — confidence in our own soul. If the soul patiently
    • from this confidence in ourselves, from this trust which grows in us
    • incurred towards them, we feel that we have a heavy burden of debt to
    • that there is a treasure hidden in the depths of our soul of which
    • condensing little by little to the physical. That has to be borne in
    • where it was densest, still only in etheric form; that is to say, the
    • such that when they condensed in accordance with their own nature
    • his Lemurian development, his densest body was still an etheric one.
    • Condensation to the physical body only began from the Lemurian time
    • forces had the tendency to condense, so that little by little the
    • physical form. But had the forces of the physical body condensed in
    • the etheric body before Lemuria, and which then condensed in such a
    • body, has little by little reached physical densification. Just as,
    • have an inherent tendency to condense to this physical organic
    • and the heart mean to us? They are the ether-world condensed, they
    • are the densified forces of the etheric world! Now from the moment
    • these forces reached the degree of density manifested today by the
    • of Earth evolution is not only that this densification took place,
    • Moon condensed to such an organic system, not only that what was in
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    • densification of the body is taking place in the human organisation.
    • what was to crystallise out later as the denser man; and it has taken
    • the densification.
    • one could say that every feather has the tendency to become a hair,
    • the feather from all sides; and every hair has the tendency to become
    • the densification of this Phantom the influences named in
    • the Old Sun. We know from Spiritual Science that the condensation of
    • the Old Sun condensed to air or gas. If we gaze up into space, gaze
    • also a globe of gas, it is condensed to the state of air. The sun
    • would never have condensed to the state of air had not the Being of
    • was in olden times still visible was copied in men's clothing.
    • olden times, though not so very long ago, the colours of these auras
    • super-sensible knowledge. He suddenly becomes aware: ‘The
    • faint-hearted, impotent, that he should find that confidence to
    • and confidence bring the soul through each trial, for these qualities
    • some time, believing him to be what he seemed to be, we were suddenly
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    • has an impulse to struggle for a knowledge beyond what is evident to
    • hidden from him, so that he may achieve true harmony with the world.
    • creations of Greek knowledge were far more densely packed with true
    • independent, to stand entirely alone with his own ego. He has had to
    • then we do not come to a vacuum, we come rather to a condensed
    • they form a dense mass; and it is into this dense mass that he first
    • there is the danger of coming into denser and denser regions, which
    • we ourselves have condensed through our impulses, desires and
    • into ourselves we are confronted as it were by the density of our
    • predisposition of the brain? It is not the natural tendency of the
    • has no independence. It is no wonder that what we can gain from this
    • in the right way, so that we can look, upon it in its independence,
    • But we must also have confidence that we shall advance through these
    • confidence that the human soul is meant to bear aloft her divine self
    • lie hidden the ‘world-wonders’; wonder comes upon her as
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    • figures stand there, making us feel that they emerge suddenly out of the
    • spiritual history of man. On closer observation it becomes evident that
    • the human soul must experience. How clearly evident this is in a spirit
    • of humanity shows evidence of a division, a mighty incision. Into this
    • down everything that crosses his path. The historian evidently has the
    • early student days in Perugia, but we see it's still more intensely
    • gaze at the golden gleaming morning sunrise, — and especially
    • the golden radiance arises before our soul the sense image of what it
    • natural feeling may arise before the world-famous picture in Dresden.
    • August, Duke of Weimar, the friend of Goethe, after a visit to Dresden:
    • Christ. We cannot conceive that Raphael's soul burst forth suddenly
    • of Greek culture that were unearthed in the hidden manuscripts. Raphael's
    • connection to quote one of the so-called “Golden sayings”
    • but sudden leaps are quite obvious. So too is it in the spiritual life
    • hidden, was made visible again to the eyes of man in the works of Art
    • this Greek culture, hidden from the eyes of men and from souls who did
    • to the surface. Hidden, outwardly from the senses, inwardly from the
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    • we may say that gradually it became impossible to deny that something
    • mathematical ability is principally dependent on three channels situated
    • to express it quite independently through its soul life. But the
    • consisting of 10 and even 12 figures. Suddenly he became restless. He
  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • Die Geistige Wesenheiten in den Himmelskoerpern und Naturreichen.
    • Die Geistige Wesenheiten in den Himmelskoerpern und Naturreichen.
    • interest is self-evident and universally human. Yet these epics set
    • before our souls! For many, not only professional students, but even
    • student of the Iliad and the national poems, there was something which
    • developed, are hidden. More deeply did those forces which were not imagination
    • but clairvoyant powers, penetrate into the hidden forces of existence,
    • remained a dependent being who would only have felt himself as a vessel,
    • use of intellect and reason. Man has become more independent by the
    • as an independent ego-being, but in which the Gods, super-sensible, spiritual
    • an age in which from the depths of the human soul hidden forces which
    • that which is so often denied to-day, independent of the sensible, external
    • body, so that man, when he is independent of his body lives not in an
    • hidden facts of Nature. In so far as the soul perceives these forces
    • perceive when he is independent of himself, of the etheric body, and
    • long before hardened — developed out of what we encounter to-day
    • sang in olden times, is alluded to in the representation as if it were
    • “Falsches sagen die gewisslich and befinden
    • unsere schönen Saitenspiele, aus den Kinnbacken des Hechtes,
    • and dass Saiten er gesponne aus den Schweif des Hiisi-Rosses; sie
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    • has a solid core, hidden below its visible outer surface, which in
    • its tendency, as I have said, is to assume a spherical form, with
    • a tendency to contain warmth in some degree: the air is permeated with
    • looking at the sulphur-process. When we consider the tendency of
    • the tendency for the hydrosphere to assume a spherical shape
    • the internal tendency to salt-formation; besides this we have the
    • you see, the tendency which reaches its
    • quicksilver — has the inner tendency to shape itself
    • spherically. We can see this inner tendency everywhere. And because
    • spiritualised salt, activates everywhere this tendency towards
    • Earth's surface not only the tendency to absorb the spirit and
    • to reinvigorate itself, but the tendency also to transform the
    • tendency is apparent to spiritual vision
    • we have the second tendency; here the
    • mostly Moon when deep winter prevails; this tendency of the Earth to
    • through the salt-tendency — that is, the Moon tendency —
    • condensed into the Sun resting on Mary's arm: the Jesus-child. And
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    • that part of man, his etheric nature, which is not dependent on
    • shell of this kind, wherein they, densified through the etheric
    • and thus condense themselves from an astral to an etheric condition,
    • dissolve humanity into the Earth, will contrive at least to harden
    • organism. For Ahriman hardens man, while Lucifer wishes to dissolve
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    • sunlight, densifying into a glory of gold. One has the
    • golden sunshine and then shines forth inwardly as a silver-sparkling
    • radiance within the golden folds? Where does Michael acquire
    • below, he feels himself united with the tendency to fixed form; with
    • Im waltenden Weltenvereine
    • werden Stoffe verdichtet
    • Es werden Fehler gerichtet
    • Es werden Herzen gesichtet.
    • Im waltenden Weltenvereine
    • werden Stoffe verdichtet
    • Es werden Fehler gerichtet
    • Es werden Herzen gesichtet.
    • Substances are densified, errors are judged and rectified,
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    • Mit segenduftenden Schwingen
    • their golden urns reciprocally lending:
    • feelings. For what Goethe has evidently drawn from his reading
    • golden light in the golden radiance of the Sun
    • Mit segenduftenden Schwingen
    • golden urns reciprocally lending:
    • We have seen how the heavenly Powers with golden pinions — the
    • receives the golden vessel of nutrition from Gabriel; it is
    • forces of healing — in other words, he passes on his golden
    • vessel — and just as Raphael passes on his golden vessel to
    • Powers rise and descend, passing to one another golden vessels
    • — the golden vessels of nourishment, of healing, of the forces
    • of thought and of movement. So these golden vessels move on from one
    • their golden urns reciprocally lending:
    • down to the very word “golden,” for these things are woven
    • Mit segenduftenden Schwingen
    • their golden urns reciprocally lending:
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    • ideas and thoughts he gives very little evidence of
    • teachings were not the fruits of Christianity would denote very
    • Christianity spreads quite independently of scholarship
    • the Christ Impulse to spread independently of men's
    • Christian impulses began to spread, independently of the
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    • Gospels as the Denial. He beheld this scene of the Denial, how
    • that at that moment he had denied any such connection because
    • Denial, the triple Denial before the cock had crowed twice. And
    • It is not denied that in the external sense this darkening and
    • out to the mount and had bidden them: Watch! And they had
    • what causes amazement: the invariable coincidence of one
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    • “Secret One,” a “Hidden One.” In the
    • genius, and is evidence of the nonsensical statements
    • identified Himself more and more closely with the body of Jesus
    • identifying Himself with the earthly body of Jesus of
    • identified Himself with the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In
    • greater identity with the body of Jesus of Nazareth, in the
    • the point where the Christ Being had so identified Himself with
    • Christ Being had become so identical with the body of Jesus of
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    • Zarathustra-Ego like remembrances hidden in the soul,
    • things that remained hidden from others — many terrible
    • Vater in den Himmeln.
    • they had all fled. And letting his clairvoyant vision widen
    • became the owner of small properties, houses, gardens, even
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    • splendid gifts of which he had shown evidence since then.
    • This legend is told as evidence of Hillel's patience with
    • nobody to listen; such teachings are untimely. In olden days
    • Väter in den Himmeln.
    • antecedents.
    • the tendency to self-aggrandisement in man. Now he confronted
    • comparatively independent of the body of Jesus of Nazareth, He
    • Christ! Evidence is produced to show that the cult and also
    • kind of literature brings evidence concerning the garment
    • around the Christ Being — and moreover the evidence, in
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    • saying is familiar, and even self-evident. But one may well say that
    • to get moving, confidently and bravely, we have this virtue. It is
    • is ‘Prudence.’ – e.Ed]
    • their passions, are candidates for decadent human beings in the
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    • This is something that burdens the soul of anyone who has
    • theory, to a denial of human freedom. In this respect, however,
    • and with some justification, to deny freedom, yet in educating
    • and the development of hidden spiritual powers, and that they
    • come down to later epochs in a thoroughly decadent and
    • it as an independent self. To draw an analogy, I might say: If
    • It would conclude that it was not an independent entity, but
    • earlier man was unable to regard himself as an independent
    • dependence of the human self. By uniting his
    • life. Such men could inspire no confidence, in view of the
    • independent of our corporeality.
    • hidden from ordinary consciousness. Just as the Indian yogi
    • and allow it to exist independently. The modern way of
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    • tremendous riddle. To deny the mind in man himself does not, of
    • most valuable and dignified quality and cannot deny that he is
    • goes on inside remains hidden from ordinary consciousness. So,
    • hidden the spiritual element that informs this wonderful
    • impartial observer of humanity with factual evidence of the
    • deny that experimental psychology is completely justified,
    • yourselves as students of the spirit to meditations such
    • as I have described, you need not be in any way dependent
    • conceptual life of this kind is energized; is independent of
    • dead organism suddenly come to life. And although this vital
    • of a spiritual kind, then we are, not students of the spirit
    • emerging, independently or after some exertion. Instead, all at
    • such a way that thinking, feeling and willing now densify and
    • — that eternal element which remains hidden from us
    • our will that we learn to make use of it independently of the
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    • historical attitude gradually became identified with the
    • the last analysis all external history is dependent on
    • opportunity later to give evidence from natural science for
    • eternally hidden from us.” Goethe was well aware that, if
    • Ages the student had to work through the seven liberal arts, as
    • existing in the world independently of our physical body. In so
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    • about what must remain mysteriously hidden. We may
    • descendants in a partially decadent condition), the East
    • his soul as the reality self-evident to him. External nature,
    • at the same time inwardly determined by and dependent on it.
    • allowing the life that is hidden within us to stream forth. The
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    • examination by a true student of the soul, to rest on some
    • of ordinary consciousness for independent revelations of the
    • variations, and condense the psychic element until, out of its
    • Condensed in this way, the life of the soul can link itself
    • and create through finer materiality into denser
    • individual organs. We must first condense the psychic element;
    • evidence. At this point, it is as if all life on earth is
    • today by people who reject independent spiritual
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    • questions today if you are identified with a particular
    • Next, the child enters an age — say from second dentition
    • accord with a law of man's development. From second dentition
    • later age. It is no accident, therefore, that young people
    • short while before, were speaking with incredible confidence of
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    • its immediate colonial dependencies. A world-wide view has yet
    • things are rather different. There is a tendency towards what
    • administration by the state:” a tendency for certain
    • dogmatic and formula-ridden Marxism that occupied the souls of
    • masses of the European proletariat, the name Marx still denotes
    • Decadent as it has become in the East, everything that can
    • was linked, is already a product of cultural decadence. The
    • from extra-terrestrial spheres. When decadence later set in, it
    • ago, in China. Here, quite suddenly, men sought and very
    • elaborated independently was the relationship of man to
    • becomes the logos of the Occident; and from the
    • religious denominations, whereas in the major social structures
    • in the course of human development an independent economic
    • element has become more independent; and that now, in the
    • West, an independent economic life is seeking to develop.
    • with its roots in theocracy and jurisprudence, is intimately
    • life cries out for independent organization, for vital
    • however, we must be able to consider them independently.
    • antecedents of present-day social structures. It is
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    • of the antecedents of a phenomenon that has, quite justifiably,
    • description of the preparations that such a student of the
    • Everywhere in Europe we find evidence of the difficulty men
    • audiences of working men, I saw a good deal of evidence that
    • find a way to imaginative identification with others.
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    • confidence, you will have to look in hidden places. Social distresses
    • and deficiencies are only too evident; prospects, genuine ones at
    • start on the creation of confidence between the people,
    • not a lack of confidence on the part of the audiences that made
    • because you have gained his confidence in other ways —
    • ourselves, however much we may deny it, speak, even in
    • other evidence for the existence of a certain instinctive
    • tendency to put forward the element of will, when people are
    • consider the brain to be a mechanism which is dependent, even
    • a state of decadence, with a European-American spirit, will a
    • confidence between men. Today, even though the Asiatic trades
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    • unconscious tendencies. They exist already in men's souls, and
    • independent spirit rebelled in
    • think it self-evident that, from within the individual, you can
    • also see that spiritual life has a constant tendency to develop
    • something independent, so that it contains within itself its
    • tendency to abstractness, the state contains within
    • tendency, what men do in the political and legal sphere cannot
    • tendency, on the one hand to develop the constructive forces
    • some degree of independence. To understand this independence,
    • place in modern times, who would deny that these maxims contain
    • men's hearts. The democratic tendency will not rest easy until
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    • inwardly what is denied to us with regard to blood and sense-nerves:
    • existed at that time as the tendencies to the formation of nerves a
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    • to experience inwardly what is denied us in regard to the blood and
    • time in the tendencies toward the formation of nerves, a man was
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    • constructed as they appear to be to the evidence of the senses,
    • requires real inner courage in one's thought to deny external
    • kingdoms of nature and man, is dependent on the activity of the
    • of these persons in whom a certain tendency was developed which
    • conclusion, (and that is the tendency which I want to emphasise
    • seeks to build a bridge between then. Both these tendencies
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    • developing interesting notions about hidden facts, but rather,
    • the hidden laws of existence that apply to the past and the
    • what is round about us, what we are most dependent on. Are we
    • dependent merely on nature? No! We notice what we are dependent
    • simply insert it. Thus the one who thinks people are dependent
    • insist on saying: the human being is dependent on his
    • human being will also be dependent on the conditions
    • the human being is dependent on circumstances, but on those
    • whatever he can do, then one's living is not dependent on what
    • Thus labor becomes anything but a burden. It becomes something
    • deposited tribute, and thus existence became independent.
    • national economy is no burden. Only if Theosophy comes to be
    • an unprecedented mass lockout: they locked out the entire
    • of Bolsheviks, Menscheviks, social revolutionaries and independents,
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    • was not — by the mysterious power that is hidden in
    • to show how the Christian spirit identified itself with
    • see a philosophy of life sweep Europe, denying freedom, because
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    • seek to penetrate into his hidden technique, by re-creating him in
    • students can fight from opposite camps, but both believe they may
    • should he not also be a stimulant for that spiritual tendency
    • thoughtful student this ‘Legend of the Green Snake and the
    • propose to pay him in an odd way. They shake themselves and golden
    • taking them over. The Ferryman is not enthusiastic about the golden
    • trouble of taking down the river the golden pieces you've thrown
    • and on and about the earth and through its crevices. Suddenly she
    • therefore devours them and becomes, by thus taking the golden
    • kingly figures standing in the four corners: a Golden King, a
    • figures, the Golden King puts the very significant question:
    • the Golden King.
    • the Pug-dog. He ate of the golden pieces, was changed into precious
    • fruitfulness; in her garden flourish flowers, but only to the point
    • We have seen that the first, the Golden King,
    • itself in Beauty. The Golden King sets the Crown on his head,
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    • means this or that, there we have a Golden, a Silver, and a Brazen
    • what is to become our knowledge is continually dependent on our
    • against that tendency of modern psychology which says: ‘When we
    • The Golden King represents the initiation for the
    • in each of the four corners. In the first was the Golden, in the
    • not pure and independent in his soul. Until man has reached this
    • Conception, pure as the Golden King (for nothing is mixed in
    • a soul-element. The moment it wants to lead an independent life in
    • would say that if the Temple is something hidden, it is under the
    • adheres to the external. And the way to be trodden is not to make
    • Snake's sacrifice. After it goes, so to say, through incidents
    • Lily. Then the Temple moves out of the hidden crevices up to the
    • Youth is endowed with the knowledge-powers of thought by the Golden
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    • self-dependence. All this is given in the second part of Faust as
    • hidden.
    • The Faust mood was in Goethe even when he was a student at
    • souls, for the meaning was hidden under an outer garb which
    • generally found sleeping in men, had looked deeply into the hidden
    • been at the point of a denial of future life. In Herder he learnt
    • inclined to deny everything with bitter irony. Yet it was
    • mysteries of life, the hidden mysteries of existence, which could
    • was previously hidden in handwriting, was now published in print,
    • taken by many people. This striving for higher things was denounced
    • really was, the spiritual tendency at that time failed to
    •  Their golden urns reciprocally lending,
    • golden urns, with the forces flowing between them and filling the
    • or ‘The Golden Chain of Homer.’ We see it expressed
    • student.
    • became condensed through the influence of the Luciferic power
    • ‘student scene.’ Only later did Goethe find the means
    • filled with self-denial and resignation, ready to investigate
    • fall, offering each the ‘golden urn,’ examine the
    • Goethe became a very diligent student during his travels in
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    • get away from old symbols and to coin new and independent symbols
    • upward-striving of Faust the student, to
    • exercises. There are certain exercises which the student has to
    • the spiritual world. What is it that the student experiences here,
    • all appears confusing if the student is not sufficiently prepared.
    • confidence and certainty that he will find there what he seeks: the
    • a holy but forbidden kingdom, forbidden, that is, for him who is
    • and sees himself suddenly cast out again into the material world:
    • incident it is revealed that his egoism has not completely
    • long, self-denying path into the spiritual world, egoism must
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    • For it cannot be denied that the present only becomes
    • it was of special importance for the man of olden time to feel
    • the image of the Sun.’ In this way did the man of olden times
    • feeling-experience of the world, that the man of olden times
    • of olden times who did not have thoughts, but still had his
    • olden times, has arisen the whole custom of making monuments
    • experienced’ — was a principle of olden times.
    • dependent on rhythm, but when that which is inserted into the
    • illness suddenly find that a portion of their past life, which
    • With the men of olden time who had developed a localised
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    • later and decadent period) was an age of men altogether
    • dependent than in later times on the character and constitution
    • dream. He is asleep. Suddenly there appears before him a
    • kind of consciousness they had in those olden times, and you
    • olden time and the ordinary man of the present day. It is not a
    • of olden times. It is in point of fact always so in the course
    • had already become decadent. The younger nation went out
    • Already in those olden times the Initiates of the Mysteries saw
    • to-day. The men of olden time did not see it thus. They saw
    • only be attained in olden times through initiation. But
    • frontier of Asia and Europe. Asia, in those olden times, had,
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    • coming from the Hierarchies. And as a burden, or rather as a
    • case in those olden times, the whole social structure of that
    • possible in those olden times. Man's life of thought and
    • followed. In those olden times, however, of which we are
    • evidence of the duality in man's nature. The one —
    • idea how such things were experienced in olden times; and it
    • identified himself with the image. This identification of
    • the pupils of Ephesus, when they identified themselves with the
    • a tendency to crystallisation — how that which was
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    • can have no independent existence for itself, but can only
    • could make an indentation into the statue; but the moment one
    • Identifying himself — as I said yesterday —
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    • hundreds of years, forming a bark on the outside, hardening to
    • olden times look upon the whole plant-world. Those who had been
    • of humanity. Thus did the man of olden times — of the
    • Oriental Mysteries were dependent on time, and also on place
    • coast. Thus a certain dependence on place and time was
    • there still were. And the pictures were dependent not on the
    • super-earthly, and in no small measure. Self-identification
    • independence of the seasons, or of the course of years and
    • centuries; that independence too of place on Earth. In Ephesus
    • decadent.
    • no means easy to search into the hidden mysteries of the
    • before these two appeared again in the decadence of the Greek
    • epoch and the rise of the Macedonian. The Greece of olden time,
    • earth-directed tendency, a light of which we shall hear
    • only Mysteries of decadence, where traditions were preserved,
    • glory, the tremendous majesty of the olden time were gone. With
    • memories of these olden times. We can study no graver or more
    • you, it will give you a true insight into the hidden workings
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    • new, even as the humanity of olden times came forth from the
    • effect. And the Mysteries were ordered and arranged in olden
    • Strictly guarded were these Mysteries of Hibernia, hidden in an
    • — inconspicuous, flowing silently in hidden places. To
    • but in the 19th century the whole tendency has been to change
    • there was still the confident assurance that insight and
    • individuals who gave evidence of Aristotelian spiritual
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    • thought a student of Nature of the 9th, 10th or 11th century.
    • occur to him to go any farther. The earlier student of Nature
    • student of Nature was fully aware of the very great importance
    • This was the kind of thought in which a student of Nature
    • that which has been brought over from olden times, all real
  • Title: World History: Lecture VIII: The Burning of the Ephesian Temple and the Goetheanum
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    • olden times the Spiritual Guides of the Universe spoke of the
    • olden time, and that were in use in the life of olden times in
    • after the Spirit falls victim to a tragic destiny. In olden
    • hung in olden time over Greece, Macedonia, Asia Minor, Northern
    • it is being so played out. In olden times, when men thought of
    • paths. In the olden times, before the burning of Ephesus,
    • Rosicrucians were hidden from outer physical experience. Many a
    • Christ Jesus. In Him, identifying ourselves in all humility
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    • scale are everywhere in evidence. Forces that are actively at
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    • despondency, that with regard to the spiritual there are
    • means to be denied, they are nevertheless connected with what
    • man which is more or less independent of the body. This is our
    • idea, quite independently of the outer meaning of the concepts
    • itself. He can say, that to the solid, dense, physical world is
    • independent of the physical and even of the etheric body. He
    • dependent upon an earlier earth-life. I said that one learns of
    • destiny. We see this expressed in the tendencies of a person,
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    • epoch of time. We are, us it were, compelled to identify ourselves
    • to identify ourselves with them, — to give ourselves over to
    • physical body; in olden times no man felt himself bound to his
    • identical with my body,” he also knew that his soul was not
    • by men in olden times, and of which they still knew, there come
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    • dependent on the star constellations There you have a living
    • disinclination to look at the whole of nature, the tendency
    • was in olden times, what it must again become — a
    • chaos of decadent art like this tiresome “Jean
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    • which are relatively strongly independent of one another, is
    • of the diagram I indicate the outward thrusting tendency.
    • most eminent sense to the attainment of results independent
    • character. This results as a self-understood tendency from
    • through Ahriman gave occasion for the denial of the spiritual
    • the thoughts of him who denied them because — the time
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    • Die Geistige Vereinigung der Menschheit Durch den Christus-Impuls.
    • Die Geistige Vereinigung der Menschheit Durch den Christus-Impuls.
    • the other hand, he errs on the side of cowardice, he hardens
    • he hardens within himself. Thus at the head of the moral code
    • lost to him, because he hardens himself in his egoism, as is
    • just told you was a golden rule in the ancient Mysteries. We
    • of extending our interests more and more and of widening our
    • say, although this may perhaps not be evident without further
    • friends for a long time and then suddenly there comes a
    • independent of the divine spiritual powers. Hence we see that
    • themselves hidden in the background — so also in human
    • him. And he who denies himself everything renders himself
    • case. It is vary evident that though the foregoing is
    • is still possessed as a natural tendency will be lost; and
    • characteristics still hidden in the body are conquered, the
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    • independent figures. They become Thumbling, Pointerling — I
    • unlike so many others, he does not excessively identify himself
    • jurisprudence, he was sent to the University of Leipzig, which
    • something else, as was done by many students. However, as he
    • jurisprudence and philosophy and whatever else a man of the
    • Goethe “studied thoroughly jurisprudence, medicine, philosophy
    • on science, and this is what he did at first. Jurisprudence,
    • and of the human realm, but all this knowledge was condensed
    • himself in Frankfurt through an exhaustive study of Swedenborg.
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence — Licentiate
    • and Doctor of Jurisprudence. He thereby satisfied his father and
    • — evidences at once, as Goethe forms it into a work of art,
    • Weimar it was evident again that Goethe could not be completely
    • natural science by independent work. He continued his plant
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    • men are in their tendency to link cause and effect.
    • Erasmus if, for example, their mothers had suffered accidents
    • rather self-evident that America would have been discovered
    • much is resplendent in both Goethe and Herder. But we can go
    • tendencies and impulses a portion of the soul's potentialities
    • some years in Leipzig as a student,
    • writings of Swedenborg, he really developed a systematic
    • tendencies but rather points to the connection between a man
    • tendency to isolate himself from the world to some degree was a
    • been such a burden. Certainly! But this is impossible because,
    • significant tendency in Goethe.
    • it, we are suddenly faced with Faust's view of nature, which
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    • rhythmical alternation is identical with the alternation of
    • are least frequently right. This has been especially evident in
    • he did earlier. Such sciences as jurisprudence, for instance,
    • previously occupied. But when jurisprudence and theology still
    • edge of a certain mystery of modern life. We can judge students
    • lectures at the University of Jena, but his students did not
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    • Students of the external history of culture who are generally
    • acquired such educational credentials are at present highly
    • the religious denominations could remain as it is, since it was
    • broadened; that is, that we should learn to know that
    • complete decadence. To prevent this from happening, spiritual
    • unconsciously striving for, even though they deny it. There are
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    • the student of Haeckel
    • tendency of choosing the least qualified people for the
    • the depths of her soul this incident is still present. But in
    • indefinable tendency toward pessimism, a partial weariness of
    • her suppressed anxiety about the incident earlier in her life.
    • over the world. How could one deny that many people today speak
    • the experiences of our present incarnation — the incidents
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    • hidden in the ancient structure of the pyramids. Thus he was
    • the first president of the
    • Theosophical Society. We find this hidden away in the writings
    • similar to those I have just described. But the defendent in
    • suppressed by prejudice but is even forbidden by law. It is
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    • that even our scientific endeavors have the tendency to touch
    • gestures, and in the entire hereditary tendency. Thus, it is
    • and what is cooked up by hidden, dark sources. Many will
    • make their presence felt through their own denseness which they
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    • be broadened through spiritual science to grasp the truth of
    • experience than the student who has just been presented to you
    • in that scene of “Mephisto and the Student.” He did not pass
    • which he had a good deal of knowledge from his student days. On
    • many students and, what was then a mere matter of course, gave
    • taught Gustav Adolf, who later became the king of Sweden
    • to a friend about his correspondence with the Grand Duke:
    • duty, as evidence of the value I attach to such goodness, to
    • service to a Prince or a great Lord, and to anyone dependent
    • service amounts to 520 gold gulden, which will be changed to an
    • private students and through my earnings from private lessons,
    • contemporary anti-Aristotelian tendency. At that time he was
    • but imprudent Cosimo I
    • tendency to think out concepts and connections and to apply
    • Providence. The brilliant minds of many individuals are
    • is identical with that of how families may be assisted to have
    • characteristics a greater tendency to spirituality, whereas men
    • represent more the tendency to materialism. In other words,
    • suddenly I understood the significance of the mood that had
    • Suddenly it seemed to me almost astonishing that the
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    • when he denies that he looks up to his angel while
    • while really not looking up even to an archangel, he deadens
    • evolution are disastrous. This is so because the deadening of
    • the utter denial of God; that is, the denial of his own angel,
    • which is always connected with the denial of the true ego. I
    • then know that the present religious denominations do not rise
    • broadened to extend over the entire evolution of the earth,
    • — at first, their beginnings — is decadence that extends even
    • self-evident. This is possible when a person utters the name,
    • rarefaction and condensation of air that occurred automatically
    • denying spirits where they are. In steam engines ahrimanic
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    • connection with certain inclinations and tendencies that he had
    • a railroad accident. The injured people are carried into the
    • religious denomination.
    • within a religious denomination, we will not be understood
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    • Die Wissenschaft vom Werden des Menschen.
    • less self-evident. It was particularly natural for him to
    • their relations to other peoples, now, suddenly at the
    • descended to earth. In those olden times Christ was seen to
    • some measure look back to the threefold Sun-Mystery of olden
    • do with the other. The image has definitely hardened and has
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    • Die Wissenschaft vom Werden des Menschen.
    • certain sense this human head is really a kind of independent
    • one does not see it.) In what you would see red, is hidden
    • Everything hidden from sense perception lies there stored up.
    • of much interest. During this case Domitian changed suddenly
    • tendency to foster the connection between what makes roan a
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    • Die Wissenschaft vom Werden des Menschen.
    • wisdom. In those olden times before the eighth pre-Christian
    • soul-Sun again, the spiritual-Sun, still identified by Plato,
    • between death and a new birth, the spiritual sun identified
    • will come an objection that evidently sits heavily on your
    • condensed, pushed into one another; for this reason they
    • in olden days there were group-souls and each of these split up
    • when the Pythagorean Schools were in their decadence, the
    • students: in the propagation of the human race the substance
    • a way that made it quite evident that he was still picturing
    • moral concepts. Thus, in place of all that in olden days was
    • culture,” and denounced it in awful words. Naturally it
    • This was not to be denied and at the moment Herman Grimm had
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    • — above all — of no tendency to phantasies of any
    • sort. For, if one has any latent tendency as a spiritual
    • meets with an incident like the following, which I tell as an
    • favourable or unfavourable; how upward or downward tendencies develope
    • towards people not being burdened with unnecessary work, but
    • (the times are not quite identical) hold the same relation as
    • its own independent basis of development, in the same way as
    • is relatively independent. And they must be independent.
    • are in the first place independent, each for itself; and,
    • independently, each on its own basis. The unity is then an
    • independent parts, becomes a living, life-bearing unity,
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    • party forms, of the socalled Independent Socialists. If these
    • confidence; if they had said to themselves: ‘Here is at
    • circumstances, place the slightest confidence. But, for all
    • confidence, for they have trifled this confidence away; but,
    • reason, — that people have so long had a tendency to
    • articles in a socialist paper of bolshevist tendencies, that
    • system which is dependent on the State, all one may say can
    • tendencies one undoubtedly finds a consciousness of how much
    • to widen out the organisation of the ‘Kommender Tag,’ so that
    • tendency that lies in the Threefold idea, you will see that,
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    • Wesenheit des Menschen Bewirkt Werden? (The Supersensible Being
    • the human being is hidden something that exists beyond birth
    • independence of our minds, of our experience of thinking.
    • appreciate the independence of our experience. In penetrating
    • an independent position in the organism can be perceived,
    • fall into an abyss of nothingness when we are dependent
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture II: The Historical Evolution of Humanity
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    • the mobility of the eyes, the tendency suddenly to take
    • up bold and adventurous ideas and the tendency to think up
    • Mobility of the eyes, tendency toward bold, adventurous
    • history is dependent upon the sort of people we are, and how
    • dependent upon this. I wanted to show how a study of the
    • century, what is suddenly different in what takes place, only
    • tendency for the consciousness soul to evolve, where today the
    • body, how it can then pursue knowledge independently of the
    • cultural life, where the soul is no longer dependent upon the
    • life remained dependent on the life of the physical body until
    • dependence did not last so long, for at that time the soul's
    • is ardently experienced of reality, and not of what comes from
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture III: The Supersensible Being of Man
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    • effort in his own thinking, even told his students at the
    • dependent upon the bodily instrument for all that it achieves,
    • greater conviction concerning the dependence of the thinking
    • Grillparzer had conceived the whole outline of his Golden
    • drama, The Golden Fleece, in thoughts. But the
    • Golden Fleece, his memory suddenly came to life again, and
    • activity of thinking, has now freed itself from dependence upon
    • experience part of our soul life that is normally hidden and
    • knowledge can be widened to include the spiritual world, and
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture IV: Nature of Anthroposophy
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    • of nature so confidently, must at once lose its confidence when
    • thought itself, without being dependent upon the impressions of
    • from hallucinations and visions becomes more dependent upon his
    • the moment has come in which the soul can live independently in
    • unaccustomed sequence which is not dependent on the external
    • which has become independent of the physical body.
    • which is hidden in the spiritual part of nature, as the colors
    • and tones are hidden in the sensory world — appears
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture V: Mystery of the Human Being
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    • ordinary memory works, for here we are dependent upon a mood of
    • founded on the most varied evidence that according to the
    • hidden, as it were, in the spiritual soul, also lives in
    • volumes and which set out to show how there is something hidden
    • longing exists in their hidden feelings. But it is there,
    • subjective, phenomenalism and the transcendental
    • objectively and independently in the soul can be guided back
    • time of his death never denied that he was a true son of the
    • does not lead to the deadening of religious life and vision,
    • remarkable way in his book Das Werden der Organismen. Eine
    • competition, materialistic tendencies in philosophy, are
    • not, as in the other case, to deny what the science of spirit
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    • Eurythmie, die Offenbarung der sprechenden Seele.
    • course of time. The gestures are not accidental in our
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    • inwardly dependent on humanity itself; and we can only gain a
    • more and more dependent on the physical body with its
    • — has arrived at a kind of crisis. This dependence of
    • territories; but they are nevertheless dependent in a certain
    • dependent upon their land of Greece than the modern human
    • being on his country. But this stronger dependence was
    • wisdom, men are really becoming all the more dependent upon
    • very decadent ways, would confine itself more and more to
    • The tendency
    • run its course, is nothing but the beginning of the tendency:
    • tendency which is dominant to-day, goes further, if it is not
    • introducing into this tendency that which does not
    • utilitarian type in the West, the Occident, while in between
    • and so we must say: Occident, West — intellectualistic
    • century, over the entire earth which is dependent an the
    • I think, still spared us), Tirpitz, Ludendorf, and a whole
    • interesting, for instance, is the logic of Ludendorf. He is
    • Russia! Ludendorf is the real importer of Bolehevism into
    • Russia! Now he simply had not the cheek to deny that
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    • on Earth the possibility threatens us of hardening in
    • they harden themselves in present existence, and show
    • between birth and death, we develop such a tendency that
    • strongly in to the Earth that we have no tendency to guide
    • perceive what already lives as a Luciferic tendency in many a
    • the Earth; but they have the opposite tendency. They work
    • then harden in the physical body and when one also gets a
    • decadent life in the East (I have often told you how this
    • Eastern civilisation came to its decadence) — in this
    • decadent life in the East Ahriman can especially produce this
    • which have been slavishly borrowed from the modern decadent
    • to ossify and harden by pouring too much intellect and
    • body. We see that in the views of the decadent East; and we
    • That which the decadent Oriental understands today by Nirvana
    • other; between the tendency to the Earthly and the tendency
    • for man so that he can rise above the decadence of his modern
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    • Catholic Church denied the spirit at the World Council at
    • religious denomination. What then remains for
    • materialistic, since the religious denominations deprive it
    • among the various religions handed down from olden times.
    • the predisposition to this tendency was looked for in the
    • from a certain pernickety tendency implying that it was
    • tendency. But today it is necessary to deal with such things
    • about. I might ask whether this tendency ia really trying
    • know something of the things. This tendency to develop the
    • meaningless beyond reason is the prevailing tendency of our
    • terms with the content of a sentence is certainly not denied
    • attained their ideal of completion. It is not denied that men
    • of gradual evolution, we have to speak of sudden changes in
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
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    • I had spoken as my correspondent would have had me speak,
    • that he had “natural tendencies to genius” and to
    • difficult times. There is far too much tendency not to take
    • words. There is a tendency to-day just to consider words and
    • facts. There is a tendency to repeat phrases unendingly at
    • deny this cleverness. That men are clever, that they have
    • creation — that is not denied, but just because they
    • evolution” but of a sudden change or transformation in
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 2
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    • that book must be deepened and widened.
    • and perceptions which have either deepened or condensed, as
    • to be correct, but very much else is dependent upon it. I
    • year and they then as students develop into something that is
    • free play to forces which should be active during student
    • has not occurred to students as yet to give the same kind of
    • tendency today to take ever thing in an absolute sense and it
    • State as a unity has been more in evidence and now the times
  • Title: Man and Nature: Intellect in Man and Nature Bereft of the Gods
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    • Heilfaktoren Fuer den Sozialen Organismus.
    • tendency to reject spiritual conceptions and occupy himself
    • universe, and as the result of his denial of the soul and
    • these become abstract and shadowy. This has been the tendency
    • being places himself within gravity. And in a hidden way man
  • Title: The Physical-Superphysical: Its Realisation Through Art
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    • the rest of life precisely what satisfies the tendency lying
    • this, one thing cannot be denied. We cannot deny that since
    • has a tendency to this mood, is always striving, far more
    • kind, is always deadening it.
    • man, something missing in the actual man hidden by nature.
    • its growth shows no tendency to form the bony structure of
    • tendency, and held in check by higher life, first comes to
    • that in all the various tendencies and endeavours of recent
    • subconscious — suddenly, however, springing into life
    • light there is a life which is overcome, deadened, by higher
    • is widened and we find that, strictly speaking, what I have
    • spell we free the super-physical, which is hidden in the
    • physical and deadened by a higher life.
    • analysing tendency, there is also a tendency that is
    • physical-superphysical lies hidden in nature in as many
    • may be called aesthetic synthesis, a tendency to synthesize
    • killed but maltreated beforehand. This deadening process
    • There is always first a deadening, then through this lighter
  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • purely through activity of the soul, independently of the
    • the tendency which makes a man think realistically or
    • tendency in so-called theosophical, mystical striving, to
    • and willing, is not to be identified with them. In
    • sea, there hovered denizens of the air, coming to her as
    • feeling identified with it, poetry — the poetic
    • densifies the content of his seership to colours, as they are
    • charms on to canvas is identical, but it is perceived from
    • colour of human flesh, which to sincere students has both
    • blanching and a kind of reddening — at a higher level
    • than ordinary reddening — which becomes outstreaming
    • is in mind and intellect and, through the reddening, what he
    • This denotes
    • gravity — this coincidence is an intense and profound
  • Title: Der Grundstein
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    • Du lebest in den Gliedern,
    • Denn es waltet der Vater-Geist der Höhen
    • In den Weltentiefen Sein-erzeugend:
    • Lasset aus den Höhen erklingen,
    • Was in den Tiefen das Echo findet;
    • Der dich durch den Zeitenrhythmus
    • Wo die wogenden
    • Denn es waltet der Christus-Wille im Umkreis
    • In den Weltenrhythmen Seelen-begnadend;
    • Was durch den Westen sich formet;
    • Du lebest im ruhenden Haupte,
    • Das dir aus Ewigkeitsgründen
    • Und du wirst wahrhaft denken
    • In Menschen-Geistes-Gründen.
    • Denn es walten des Geistes Weltgedanken
    • Lasset aus den Tiefen erbitten,
    • Was in den Höhen erhöret wird;
    • In den irdischen Wesensstrom;
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    • outstanding example of the ‘golden mean’ in this respect.
    • That they were able to hold this ‘golden mean’ was not due
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    • Christus und die Menschliche Seele. Ueber den Sinn
    • Sweden, May 30, 1912, translated by M. Cotterell.
    • the other hand, he errs on the side of cowardice, he hardens
    • he hardens within himself. Thus at the head of the moral code
    • lost to him, because he hardens himself in his egoism, as is
    • just told you was a golden rule in the ancient Mysteries. We
    • of extending our interests more and more and of widening our
    • say, although this may perhaps not be evident without further
    • friends for a long time and then suddenly there comes a
    • independent of the divine spiritual powers. Hence we see that
    • themselves hidden in the background — so also in human
    • him. And he who denies himself everything renders himself
    • case. It is very evident that though the foregoing is
    • is still possessed as a natural tendency will be lost; and
    • characteristics still hidden in the body are conquered, the
  • Title: Teachings of Christ the Resurrected
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    • impression of birth and death was something more self-evident
    • gradually become so dense, the death forces in it have become
    • earth-life, do we find hidden the actual, immortal part of the
    • was evident from our recent lectures
    • founded — this is evident to anyone who knows the
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    • resplendent in their souls. These are the individuals whom you
    • of its development humanity is dependent in other ways also
    • people who were entirely dependent upon the physical plane;
    • independent and individual, in order to incorporate in the
    • — an ego which can even deny its origin, as in our time,
  • Title: Eternal Soul of Man in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • more evidence of any nature can be captured in just the right way.
    • course is based upon all possible associations dependent upon
    • much prudence as the mathematician takes with his arithmetic
    • occurs suddenly and is an overview of the entire previous life
    • human being can have, his own earth lives suddenly appearing
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • in a cloud-cuckoo-land. It cannot be denied that it has often
    • inherent possibility in our own culture must be widened and
    • soul. The seeds for future development in the hidden recesses
    • longer understood. This tendency to accept and tolerate will
    • of evidence of that today, and it will become even more
    • conscious of the tendencies that are coming to the fore. Let
    • finds the ‘I,’ and when he widens it to encompass
    • themselves into contentment and confidence in life. Thus, it
    • feelings of exaltation, contentment and confidence in
    • strength, joy and confidence in life. In other words, I will
    • confidence in life.
    • confidence and hope for the future from listening to the
    • solutions to the great riddles and questions that will burden
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • of a spiritual world hidden behind it. This hidden world is
    • face. A hard, coarse face denotes coarseness of soul, a smile
    • social upheavals taking place make this evident to anyone.
    • the courtyard of his parent's house, the thought suddenly
    • in addition to the sympathetic nervous system denoted the
    • Blood denotes
    • cord denote an individualized astral body. And through this
    • with our ability to face the world as an independent being, a
    • being who is able independently to formulate the pictures the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • he has the capacity to go out of himself, to widen his soul
    • widening of their inner being? They attain understanding of
    • examples make it evident that suffering is connected with
    • condensed spirit.
    • compare the process with water condensing into ice. Think of
    • becomes richer, more satisfying, when we can widen it so that
    • receptiveness to suffering when we, in our widened
    • widening one's consciousness to encompass other beings? It is
    • through widening our life to encompass the lives of others,
    • hardened, the spirit can be reborn through us, that through
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    • deny its existence as such is to dose the door to any
    • hidden, permeates the foundation of earth existence;
    • interdependence applies to all stages and kingdoms. Just as
    • as independent beings.
    • only to adorn the garden. That must be deeply engraved in the
    • self-love has developed and widened to become love of all,
    • regard to knowledge is demanded of the esoteric student.
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • maternal organism, from which they become independent only
    • the ether body before it has become completely independent.
    • natural tendencies. In the period up to the seventh year, the
    • child's bodily faculties develop; they become independent and
    • develops, and an independent relation to the surrounding
    • years, it is mainly a question of authority, confidence,
    • confidence must be awakened, not in axioms, but in human
    • fly.” Incidentally, in the idiom of children
    • spoiled in the child if it is burdened with too much that is
    • movement and inner life. Nothing has a more deadening effect
    • becomes independent. With the awakening feelings for the
    • has reached this age he is capable of forming independent
    • student's eagerness for learning and his desire for
    • independence in the right directions.
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    • the lives of all; usually it is unbidden and often in a way
    • person's “I” has reached a stage of independence
    • towards the eventual attainment of an independent personality
    • action. They also saw that to the independent personality
    • mortal. A soul possessing independence, self-consciousness,
    • development is dependent upon each of them.
    • can begin to work independently, just as was the case with
    • physical body; now it is freed and can act independently. The
    • contains the original tendencies and another created by the
    • confidence in life, has often been explained. When these
    • dwindles, the body hardens, and the pulse slows down. Thus,
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • the third year, he calls the "golden, gentle, harmonious age"
    • widened considerably to correspond to reality. It must
    • of roads, commerce, invention, cunning, and theft. Identified by
    • self-evident for the children, just as what was taught by the
    • great teachers was self-evident to the human soul. It is bad;
    • how the student in fact does develop.
    • burdened with abstract concepts; what is taught should have a
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Everything material is a condensed spirit just as ice is
    • condensed water; as ice can be melted to become water, so can
    • about suddenly, but is gradually prepared from the age of
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IX: Wisdom and Health
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    • source of strength and confidence. It is for people who wish
    • whose imprint in the physical is everywhere in evidence.
    • following incident illustrates a common notion of what is
    • of imaginative knowledge is easiest to see in an incident
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • its dependence on what surrounded it when clothed in a
    • It is evident from spiritual research that the milk issues
    • been prepared by another ether body. Statistical evidence
    • part. Emulation of relatives widens to become emulation of
    • other people; the ether body also widens beyond its own race
    • become defined, now when the child's life widens beyond the
    • only now does a person face the world as an independent
    • as forces is deadened. It is a sin against youth if the
    • body becomes ever denser; if up till now the person has been
    • contain what it should be able to imprint on the denser ether
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • alchemical feats, does not inspire much confidence.
    • existed in the Occident since the fourteenth century, and
    • One incident
    • but through higher ones, attained when its hidden forces have
    • which the student passes through these preliminary stages of
    • Rosicrucian training depends on the students personality, but
    • stages if the student has no aptitude for what this first
    • stage demands. It requires the student to develop a thinking
    • philosophers, who deny the existence of such thinking. Modern
    • are not dependent on what is seen or heard physically. A
    • water, and later with Christian purity. Became identified with
    • become independent. Space becomes a world of color and sound in
    • reason for legends such as “The Golden Fleece”
    • lies hidden in the rhythm of the breath.
    • the rhythm of the breath lies hidden what is alluded to as
    • is essential as he may otherwise easily stumble. As a student
    • pointed out, one's spirit must widen until it encompasses the
    • being has attained this widening of the self, then, the
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    • once individual freedom and independence had been attained,
    • architecture and dance have gone their independent ways. As
    • hidden influences that act from person to person without a
    • physical agent. Hidden influences stream from soul to soul,
    • that only if a pure maiden would sacrifice herself for him
    • another. Is the maiden's sacrifice for Poor Henry ultimately
    • pure. Only an innocent maiden's love can redeem the Flying
    • experience personal independence. Each one felt himself, not
    • areas of the continent were covered with huge masses of dense
    • to have come from the dense mist of ancient Atlantis. Through
    • Rhine Maidens. Alberich is representative of the
    • What lies hidden in the deep,
    • The hidden
    • independence. People in the city were those who wanted to
    • men to freedom and independence. The lady who becomes his
    • technical name “Swan,” which denotes a particular
    • of the Brahman caste, was loved by a Tschandala maiden;
    • To the maiden was then revealed that in a former life she was
    • sense. We are shown that the maiden herself, in a former
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • ice swims in water out of which it has condensed, so does
    • matter swim in a sea of spirit out of which it has condensed.
    • Everything physical is condensed, transformed spirit.
    • anyone can adopt. Those who deny that such a schooling is
    • it is nonsense to talk about blind faith and dependence in
    • differs in regard to incidentals, but all essentials were
    • is identical with the “I am, as in the sentence, "I and
    • the Father are One." He describes Himself as identical with
    • aspect of a person's being, to that which lies deeply hidden
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    • falls, harden or become corrupt, others show that they are strong and
    • according to the times shining light into hidden depths. When a
    • healthy way before reaching independence. But the education of
    • humanity to independence, in which the newly awoken I-force was to
    • reveal to us the spirit which strives hidden behind it and was once
    • relation of dependence on the teacher would gradually develop into
    • forth an accelerated karma; also what is gladly hidden from the self
    • tasks to a very small circle of his students, trying to guide their
    • the content of this lecture be completely independent of all those he
    • possibility exists that by verbally avowing a thing he denies it.
    • and the independence of all spiritual striving, which is an absolute
    • answer. The year 1912/1913 was overburdened with the dispute with
    • of the East” being active also in Germany. The President [A.
    • of the German section by the President of the Theosophical Society.
    • Munich, she took all this as evidence of a symbolic promise of
    • would act independently in the sense of these titles. I said at that
    • self-evident because nobody informed anything. It is self-evident
    • helpers, the burden of work fell heavily on the women. Few men were
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    • independent mistress of its own field in man's soul. Thus did the spiritual
    • consciousness. The spiritual life became more independent. The other
    • controlled everything economic, there took form an independent economic
    • will not be able to acquire confidence in the further evolution of humanity
    • course of civilization toward the West, trade first becomes an independent
    • farther toward the West, production in industry becomes an independent
    • confidence in true humanness.”
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    • Mit Welt- und Erdenwickelung.
    • evident — from the moment of waking up to the moment of
    • Oriental life had already reached a decadent stage. What
    • already becoming decadent and a kind of belief in ghosts became
    • Luciferic beings lie hidden within him, but these are spiritual
    • condensed itself into a belief in ghosts), and on the other hand
    • of decay, or from the chaotic interplay of such decadent
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    • walk, to speak and to become independent.
    • independent being, an Ego.
    • it shall be Christianized. He identified himself with God
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    • Die Geistige Vereinigung der Menschheit Durch den Christus-Impuls.
    • spiritual science we must first look upon it as an independent
    • kingdom as a whole is an independent being in respect to the
    • earth, becomes clearly evident if we study the consciousness of
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    • this wants to go. There is always a tendency like that taking place,
    • that is, they want to become salt. So that we continuously have a tendency
    • for form shaping. Now, from below there always arises a tendency to
    • dissolve that again. So we have continuously a tendency in the human
    • way, because with most people there is the strong tendency to dissolve
    • but they become dependent, they are not themselves any more, who remember
    • If one wants to be an independent human being, the following procedures
    • say if you might look once at the wooden carved group; here everything
    • ahrimanic has the tendency towards the slow rhythm,
    • which hardens the forms and makes them pointed and rigid. In
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    • enter into cognition and will lead us into decadence, instead of a renewal
    • related to a joke about a philosopher in Wurzburg, on whose door students
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    • no longer in the future. Of course one had in those olden times also
    • So in those olden times one did not speak of illness and health when
    • too dependent on the region of the earth where he lives. This took place
    • in such a case one said: this person has become too dependent upon the
    • earthly spot where he was born. In those olden times one knew very specifically:
    • dependent upon this particular spot on earth. One has to heal him by
    • freeing him inwardly from the outer dependence on this earthly spot.
    • by this season in particular. In olden times the dependence of a person
    • worthy of appreciation by men of olden times. They differentiated between
    • enter the new age with the right Christ impulse. The denial of the Christ-impulse
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • have compelling evidence that the world contains only
    • slightest way deny the great value and significance of progress
    • especially evident in the questions we have introduced.
    • saying there is a finer, etheric body underlying the dense
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    • are deep secrets hidden here.
    • nodding both to the rich man, who has become dependent on
    • True, it cannot be denied — and this is what is so
    • Martin. Everyman's Library, (London: Dent, 1971).
    • of any fifth grade student. My teacher would have thrashed me
    • witchcraft. He is as stingy as a miser, not using the hidden
    • dependent upon the prior conditions of your present
    • nature. Stones did not yet fall to the ground. Dense physical
    • necessity, and not dense matter like outer nature because we
    • down into our soul life, they acquire independent
    • that it has a hidden spiritual content in addition to the
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    • the future and evident good qualities must be
    • schoolwork in four weeks time, and I have every confidence in
    • we penetrate to the hidden forces at work in the
    • This cannot be denied. We could certainly look for
    • this freedom. You will not deny that if the second person had
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    • steadfast confidence is needed, such as those beings have whom
    • act out of that kind of confidence. They know that if they have
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    • natural tendency in the will to gradually lose its impelling
    • deny the 1 and the will altogether and say, “There is no
    • hidden, imperceptibly. As we have said, it is only taken hold
    • of external processes and deny the will.
    • create a world view, is to deny the will as such and say,
    • of our time do this often enough. They deny the will. They say
    • recapitulate, psychology does not deny absolute laws of
    • not deny absolute laws of aesthetics and ethics, provided
    • examination of will impulses. Religious denominations
    • of Jesus of Nazareth, we find no evidence at all that
    • deny the existence of Christ because it cannot be proved on the
    • — and these dreamers went so far as to deny the whole
    • Denied the existence of Jesus.
    • science to a hardened monist of the Haeckelian school,
    • not deny the existence of Christ, we will be able to gain
    • these people over by showing them that we do not deny what they
    • enemies than they would be if our friends were to deny the
    • “We deny the existence of Christ.” What infuriates
    • with reality. Does the correspondence to external reality cause
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    • caused by the decadence of the materialistic age have been
    • ponder the How” (Das was bedenke, mehr bedenke
    • can feel once more his identity with all nature.
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    • dreadfully impudent writing, as language would never have
    • mystery is lie hidden in language.
    • with the Oriental has in his. There the decadence comes out
    • Christianity must be widened through a permeation, as I said
    • formally had before it became evident that the world that
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • a war — is good in so far as it necessitates a widening, a widening
    • truth, this is in fact undeniably right. And when anyone expresses the
    • we must give recognition to such a fact, such a tendency of thought.
    • friends, we need only take this example of a widespread tendency in
    • who makes his Catholicism evident on every opportunity, takes a much
    • is the point that always comes into evidence when there is question
    • longer be denied that comets are also heavenly bodies, the Catholic
    • the human eye has no such organisation, being much more independent.
    • This growth of independence in the senses, this emancipation of the
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    • heresy today says it is heretical to assert that God is identical with
    • held back from direct entrance into the spiritual world. It is a forbidden
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    • in reality is hidden within them is concerned, always children, thorough
    • children. The simple truth is that far more lies hidden in a man between
    • at the same time to there being far more hidden in in man than can be
    • for having ideas, into action, in the conception he loses his own identity.
    • And he actually has his identity, that is not able to make an appearance
    • you might says I have been enticed to earth for the reason that suddenly
    • in the life between death and a new birth. What remains hidden here
    • so problematical for men today, and can so easily be denied by the grossly
    • then they are quite right in denying any life at all after going through
    • of your books on Zoology and Anthropology, and, if you widen the field
    • to long for it. And even the most hardened deniers of immortality have
    • Or you think so little as the modern students of sociology who, because
    • the Roman Catholic Church as I described it to you yesterday, denies
    • whereas the Catholic Church denies it and wishes even today to see the
    • that one should not venture to deny what is placed as spiritual necessity
    • demands on the human heart and mind to widen the interests beyond narrow,
    • who brings to Spiritual Science the Philistine tendencies of his earlier
    • world, something that should more and more widen itself out, so that
    • work in a spiritual community but they have a hermit tendency, even
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
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    • the spiritual life. They deny it or give laws to everything they can
    • widening of the spiritual horizon is particularly necessary for the
    • given in their lectures and repeat it with a certain zeal, but independent
    • Holy Ghost of the Theosophical Society. And this independent spiritual
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
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    • themselves the burden of that guilt, that greatest of all guilt, the
    • paganism, more or less hidden—all paganism starts out with the
    • directly from the hidden depths of the cosmos.
    • with all the widening of soul we can get from this, with all the deepening
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    • soul out of the spiritual, and only the tendency is everywhere present.
    • German—for the Latin because it is too greatly decedent, for the
    • evolution. Goetheanism contains much that is hidden. But, my dear friends,
    • century and the beginning of the twentieth have disowned it, denied
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    • independent of the personality of its creator. One can also put
    • aside some more or less pedantic tendencies and through the
    • we see from the Prologue a tendency which doesn't exist at
    • in the hidden depths of the human being, in the subsoil of the
    • that which is unknown, that in us which we could lightly deny,
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    • moment we widen our outlook, the very moment we develop our
    • independent, in order to reach that which distinguishes us from
    • become independent from his talents and abilities. This healing
    • thinking, a self-evident requirement: just like an oven warms a
    • has an independent existence; cut it off and it is no longer a
    • give, like us, the illusion that it is an independent organism.
    • because there it is spread out but is condensed in a few points
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    • Die Lebendige Wechselwirkung zwischen Lebenden und Toten.
    • Die Lebendige Wechselwirkung zwischen Lebenden und Toten.
    • lebendige Wechselwirkung zwischen Lebenden und Toten)Bergen,
    • hasznos. A szellemi lények csak akkor kezdenek olvasni, amikor
    • talán nem osztozik velünk ebben az érzésben, viszont minden
    • tudatunkon áthaladtak, élni kezdenek, mintegy élőlényekké
    • minden éjszaka az alvó ittmaradottakhoz – ezekhez kell
    • halottnak. Nem kell, hogy könyvünk legyen, hanem valóban minden
    • minden éjszaka nyugtalanságot éreztek. Barátunknak, mivel
    • A lélek tudat alatti mélységeiben sok minden játszódik le,
    • kell tekintetbe venni: ha felolvasunk a halottnak, mindenképpen
    • talán elérjük, hogy mégis meghall bennünket; mindenképpen
    • sok mindenfélét élünk át, de elérkezik a pillanat, amikor a
    • alkalmazkodó képességet mindenképpen el kell sajátítanunk. Ott
    • elsajátítanunk. Ezért majd megértik, milyen nehéz mindennapi
    • szívesen adna meg az ember. Megértik majd, hogy sok mindenre
    • lenyugszik. Ezt kb. mindenki tudja, de hogy milyen idő lesz,
    • megismerni őket a Földön, mert nem lehet tudni mindenütt, hogy
  • Title: The Building at Dornach (Bn/GA 289): Lecture I: The Goetheanum
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    • tendencies of the present, which with their various programmes come
    • of artistic representation, but never identifies itself with them. Indeed,
    • humanity. This disadvantage itself is the sign of decadence of recent
    • to find organic structural forms quite independently of nature. But
    • such forms as these must be discerned in complete independence, they
    • whole, must make evident in its own form that it is indispensable. The
    • and false mysticism — which tendencies indeed I had to fight over
    • and over again — but when there were these tendencies in the different
    • horrified at this tendency to symbolise. These members valued a Rose-Cross,
    • structure is wider and more forceful, becoming contracted and condensed
    • of support or of burden in evidence, but everywhere the principle of
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    • Lichtbildervortraegen in verschiedenen Staedten.
    • that VT identify ourselves with the real principle of evolution in nature
    • one traces evolution through Art we identify ourselves with what evolution
    • all false and deadening mysticism. For higher than this mysticism, my
    • actively identify ourselves with the living movement, with every single
    • quite independently alone. These are things which are born, just as
    • you now) are in themselves an evidence that the building does not stand
    • evidence. This systematic campaign will continue. I know there are many
    • pernicious tendency shows itself even within our own Society to occupy
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    • from nature. But to break adrift from nature means to identify oneself
    • the tendency in our head to death is continually balanced by the tendency
    • The tendency in a man towards
    • and that which is produced by the ossifying tendency. This is the case
    • with the social aspect we cannot and will not identify ourselves. Such
    • burdened social condition of humanity. That is the good of this Spiritual
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture I: The Problem of Faust
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    • likewise able to produce them. Thus, in olden days, the art
    • and at the same time despondency over the falsity he is
    • O could'st thou read what in my heart is hidden.
    • Merit the fame that seeks them thus unbidden.
    • the hidden forces of nature in order to experience them, and
    • external. Faust has associated himself with decadent magic;
    • depths concealed in it become evident. All the temptations I
    • today evident by the various interpreters of
    • descending lower still, from the astral body to the dense,
    • that is still not clear! The travelling student stands before
    • become much more than a travelling student with all a
    • student's errors. Only now that he has learnt through his
    • good Faust, the old travelling student, is merely the result
    • travelling student is himself. The struggle to be free of all
    • way chemical processes were described in olden days, the way
    • Wolf”, and the other the “Golden King”,
    • mountains, is amalgamated with the Golden King, a certain
    • Golden King is thrown into the fire.
    • processes in greater detail, especially how the Golden King
    • he who drinks of this golden spring, experiences a
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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    • dramatic action. It grew to an independent whole becoming
    • the presidential chair, and he moved without putting one foot
    • Hark! ’tis love-plaints sweet and olden,
    • Voices from yon-days all golden!
    • suddenly old on the spot, or in his present form he is not
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • course, confuse it with what Goethe sought to denounce
    • be clear from the correspondence between Goethe and Fichte
    • paralyzed by the sudden appearance of Helen, paralyzed by
    • student who had received from Mephistopheles the precept
    • of the one-time student received from the Mephistopheles
    • himself. Mephistopheles cannot complain if this old student
    • coincidence, but only coincidence, at the time Goethe was
    • — a world derived from the association-forming tendency
    • accident in the dictation that a line was missed that must
    • jung geworden.) Jung geworden (grown young) is an
    • born,’ and is clear evidence that in language there was
    • intimate correspondence between her astral and ether bodies.
    • I know of a medical examination in which a young student came
    • young medical student had studied. Among the questions he
    • the dot over the i first used? The student knew that at once
    • IV ascend the Papal Chair? The student did not know. Then
    • when did Innocent IV die? The student did not know. Well
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IV: Faust and the "Mothers"
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    • hidden, a mystery, that Goethe, in this half secret way,
    • how deeply familiar he was with certain hidden things in the
    • And herein is where lies the decadence of the future of the
    • known about in the decadence of the sixth and seventh
    • even in the decadent new secret societies, is still among the
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • way, than now. That which is hidden behind Birth and Death,
    • evidence of this. Goethe said to himself as it were: If I
    • she is. In this Act Goethe places Helena before us, burdened
    • is confident that he will find the All. Here again, every
    • postAtlantean epoch. There is indeed a certain tendency to
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • and by the hidden powers that are behind it, — powers
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations
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    • taking place and the lecture can therefore be independent of
    • what he is solely by virtue of his dependence on his own
    • man is widened, so that out of Homunculus there may grow
    • for this. It the heightening, widening, strengthening of the
    • things we denote by these words — earth, air, fire,
    • for that has grown denser and is only one pole of the old
    • suddenly in full consciousness — not as in dreams but
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night
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    • science will be widened, it will press on over further and
    • undeniable that many of our wishes are not fulfilled. Then,
    • And we must pay heed to this layer of experience, hidden as
    • a complete human being, how to widen human nature. But Goethe
    • initiator, the beginner, of the new tendency in science, and
    • earth — he invokes the Moon. After he has widened his
    • Thou bosom-lightener [or bosom-widener], deeply pensive
    • “Thou bosom-widener, (Diana)
    • “breast-widener”, the three qualities of Luna,
    • confidence in what was planted there in previous ages. Hence
    • one eye. If, by birth or accident, he has only one eye, that
    • the hidden meaning to the observant by dint of contrasted
    • Thou bosom widener, profoundly pensive one!”
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    • independent of one another. We must, however, be conscious
    • spiritual is also there, and this is particularly evident,
    • absconditus’, the hidden God, that also comes to appearance
    • to make us free men with independent judgment. It is always
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
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    • universally experienced in olden times, and much is connected
    • forces. In olden days, when everyday matters were still
    • a question of having to gain a conception independently of
    • dense, the Kabiren Mysteries were concealed. Among the
    • hidden in the figure of the Representative of Man in
    • the identical force. This force is not only in you, in your
    • in comparison. They forged Neptune's trident. They were the
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths
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    • ordinary knowledge, dependent on the senses and conditioned
    • present-day abstract rationalistic man. In olden days when
    • breathing, a densification of the atmosphere, or a change to
    • Half the riddle on man is hidden from the mere physical power
    • olden times.
    • is made evident to us with the appearance of the Telchines,
    • Proteus himself energetically denies that anything is to be
    • physical waking existence. These forces are identical. Every
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • different religious denominations is, usually, only at its
    • the first life-period? It is a consolidation, a hardening, of
    • the human being, when a hardening process takes place in men.
    • eventually the densest, most mineralised part, the second
    • densification of all the forces of life.
    • waves: contraction, hardening; softening, expansion. That is
    • and fall, and no one finds what is hidden in nature who does
    • another wave of cosmic becoming which subdued the tendency to
    • other wave to meet it, and this deadens the evil
    • to shed over the whole incident the inner repose of the human
    • presenting all that is decadent in modern humanity as
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    • it cannot be denied that natural science owes its great
    • thereby one also undermines one's real inward self-confidence.
    • all. But then we must lack the self-confidence towards that
    • but in the whole tenor of soul, in the confidence and
    • me something of an independent soul-spiritual life over against
    • however hidden way, of reminiscences of life, then the outer
    • sleep is independent of it, indeed which is the creator of the
    • one has experienced, so there suddenly comes something in
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    • began, was this: those people who were completely dependent on
    • During the Persian cultural epoch however, the students of
    • self-evident that the entire folk would follow meekly. Just as
    • front of the golden calf, a false image flowed from the gods
    • descendent stand in contrast to them — a peaceful,
    • we come to the Commandments where your independent
    • The “I” is substance and Being identical to the
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    • hardening. What does man and animal owe to the earth's
    • condensing? Surely so man and animal can live in the present
    • hindsight mankind acquired his freedom and independence. Thus,
    • granting them independence, that it was given the possibility
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    • tendencies of scientific thought which have for several decades
    • insistent was this tendency, at the very time when Haeckel was
    • a young and enthusiastic student entering upon the pursuit of
    • students of natural science. Bold adventuring towards
    • — that deep student of natural science, Johannes
    • considered an evidence of childish fancy, belonging to earlier
    • beyond the clouds he was now bidden to seek within his inner
    • deal with a tendency in human education that sought in the
    • are always objecting to my materialism, but I don't deny the
    • Spirit, nor do I deny Life: I only want people to observe that
    • ancestors similar to the brute, than from such as deny the
    • wisdom in the world; not seeking the mere widening of its
    • evidences of his senses. What does not come within the scope of
    • those higher powers, one able to penetrate into worlds hidden
    • evident. Such souls could conceive no way of fashioning
    • striking, though internal evidences show them to be as wide
    • nonsense.” No theosophist desires to deny or
    • wooden block is made up of atoms too. Haeckel says in one
    • “Du gleichst dem Geist den du begreifst, nicht mir!”
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    • Venus, etc. They not only conceived the Earth as a dense and
    • evolve out of the mere independent activity of all European
    • trodden underfoot.
    • — for life at that time was still far more dependent on
    • them that his thoughts had become condensed, consolidated once
    • to point out that man should make himself independent of such
    • self-evident. To Descartes, as you know, is due the saying ‘I
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    • into a certain decadence, but even in the form in which it still lives
    • somewhat decadent spirituality, the Asiatic peoples will be able to
    • hidden in European and American culture — the Spirit from which
    • tendency to look back with a certain superciliousness to ‘primitive’
    • the instinctive — clairvoyance of olden times — once again
    • consciousness of olden times, man envisaged as working up from beneath
    • eclipsed and hidden form — Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio. And lastly
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    • great difference, dependent upon whether we are able to follow
    • What is needed is a free and independent spiritual life; only
    • What I said at the end of my lecture to students here (On the
    • age, namely to wean man from externalisation, from the tendency to
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    • God rules the world in India, in England, in Sweden, in Norway. In
    • a kind of riddle to those who do not live in Sweden or Norway, as well
    • had suddenly become frenzied with desire to tear one another to
    • It is very striking for the anthroposophical student of European
    • peninsula — towards Sweden.
    • life that later on tends towards the civilisation of Sweden, streams
    • reality of forces living in the plants, hidden in the rocks, operating
    • olden times is as I have described it, a different mission is carried
    • into complete decadence, this egotistical answer will not suffice. It
    • them by men who in a decadent age hold leading positions: What have I
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    • period forbidden fruit at Schulpforta. However, there was one
    • then made up the student life of Jena. Day by day he had to earn by
    • following incident. One day the pupil's mother received a singular
    • incident was passed over, and up to the spring of 1790, that is for
    • ideas now passing through the world. He was so independent a nature
    • awaken a new response in his hearers. This is evident from his
    • students of philosophy. He founded no school of philosophy. But the
    • would be a profanation of the holy day to address the Jena students
    • was rather imprudent, and wished to add marginal comments. Forberg
    • and in correspondence too he could be cutting towards anybody,
    • according to principles which are really self-evident and which
    • proved at a later date at Berlin by the following incident. One day
    • a friend set out, and in the presence of all his students, they
    • note that he proved to be a good and prudent business man, capable
    • drinking and loafing ways among the students. He had by now a
    • certain following in student circles. Further, as a result of his
    • majority of the Jena students were altogether opposed to
    • respected by him, the incident suggested a humorous comment.
    • thinking.” Further evidence of this can be seen in the fact
    • remain Rector for four months; for neither the students nor the
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    • that sudden reversal which was bestowed on man through the Christ
    • self-evident. And likewise a certain understanding was present of this
    • of human nature which, in a certain sense, is independent of external
    • mood which was felt in olden times as the Christ mood of the holy
    • condensed on Christmas eve into very warm feelings, which glow like a
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • a hidden artistic beauty in the song, so that if nothing else were to
    • horror-stricken, his charioteer suddenly appears as the instrument
    • occult development must widen the circle of his interests beyond his
    • own. When a person's interests are gradually sharpened and widened
    • at other times are hidden as behind a veil. That is what gives such
    • attain this level he must be able to identify himself with the soul
    • experience of identifying himself with the spirit of the earth. From
    • consciousness, to the identification of our own being with a more
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    • perception even though in a more hidden way. I mean that
    • following out all the hidden connections. If he does so, he will
    • widens his consciousness by following the indications I have given
    • evident in our soul. It enters in such a way that we know it has
    • consciousness cannot penetrate. It widens our whole concept of our
    • will to enter because his reluctance remains hidden in his
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    • because their science is independent, detached,
    • evidently without foundation in the external world. He is impelled to
    • a tendency to good, another less. In that realm there are evil beings
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    • more become evident how the new mode of thought has to come in touch
    • sphere above them, and then of a sudden their vision expanded into
    • now approaching it will become evident in more and more people. Now
    • President of the United States of America. There is one on the laws
    • social affairs, and he rightly denounces this application of purely
    • a man's life caused all the forces active then to suddenly cease
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    • tendencies. These really have nothing to do with the
    • the higher worlds the matter is by no means so self-evident. I have
    • independent of outer things as it gradually attains Yoga and becomes
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    • unknowable, science denies its existence and accordingly considers
    • the sleeping human body the physical evidence of man's transcending
    • more empty of air than a vacuum. People dependent on the material
    • sleep regenerate the outworn forces in man. Only they are hidden by
    • are mentioned in history we can always find evidence that they were
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    • protected by a fundamental characteristic of mankind in olden times,
    • spiritual tendency that in the deepest sense permeates the
    • spiritual vision. What we are now striving for lay hidden in the
    • of sattwa, but this concept is broader; light is not really identical
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    • not yet there, independently in his own being, but is bound up with
    • becomes more and more free of the world, more independent in
    • deny all that is spiritual. When materialists meet in conference
    • They deny the spirit because they are afraid of it. They are in
    • effect compelled to deny it by the logic of their own unconscious
    • impulse, all the forces that tend to make man independent and loosen
    • Impulse entered the higher synthesis of the two one-sided tendencies.
    • two one-sided tendencies. He took upon Himself the sin of
    • once begun, however, cannot end suddenly. The urge to
    • convenient way of separating, but the external evidence was the work
    • shown you that we have been working out of no one-sided tendency,
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    • suddenly to become conscious without waking up again in his physical
    • external world actually denies him all power, and he must have
    • through training in self-reliance, in self-confidence and presence of
    • heavy, dense physical bodies only the density remains, not the
    • or the fluid; of the air there remains only the tendency to expand in
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    • independent of the physical body in ordinary life, i.e. in sleep, it
    • are those deaths by which a man is snatched away, through accident or
    • responsibility. A fixed law is evident here. The seer perceives how
    • which things come about in the higher worlds is dependent on beings
    • something different when they suddenly heard through Copernicus about
    • commerce and in social life is much more dependent on the love of ease
    • laughed loudest was the celebrated botanist, Schleiden, who voiced his
    • Frau Professor Schleiden and Frau Professor Fechner, always put out
    • Fechner proposed that Frau Professor Schleiden should put out her tubs
    • fall. And behold, Frau Professor Schleiden was by no means in
    • independent of his relation to the physical heavens, whereas the
    • plant-growth is dependent on this relationship. Concerning the plants
    • for these, quite independently of the Sun's position, are outside his
    • about the independence of the ego and astral body from the etheric and
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    • Cosmos, completely hidden from him is everything that could point to
    • death and a new birth. That which is hidden deep in the physical
    • sorrow-laden soul. And this soul, because it cannot understand itself,
    • always trodden when you felt the Cosmic Word; the God has ceased to be
    • active there. And ever more and more did this feeling condense itself
    • of this frame of mind there gradually condensed the myth of Osiris,
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    • there are tendencies and currents in the human body which, in
    • independent and innermost of the soul-organs, the Intellectual or
    • independent. But on that account (for reasons already given) it was
    • as Goethe's; but by the same token it brings to light many hidden
    • as this later Initiation is dependent on the Consciousness Soul,
    • since olden times, as though a present-day Western man had to go
    • through the fact that life widens out in the human soul, the life
    • innermost depths the most deeply hidden passions and forces are
    • to deny the Amfortas-nature is not a true characteristic of our time.
    • that he wants to deny Amfortas. For how delightful it sounds when we
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    • Although his scientific knowledge was far less, man of olden times had
    • marriage. In olden times, marriages were made in the bosom of the
    • new, mysterious and transcendental element in Christianity is that it
    • high above His own time? Whence came transcendental qualities?
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    • A student dreams that a companion gives him a blow, whereupon a duel
    • lymphatic system. In olden times this gland was the organ of
    • nature of man's body in olden times.
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    • The first thing to realise is that Yoga is not a sudden, convulsive
    • (5) Confidence. The mind must be open to every new phenomenon. We must
    • Second degree: the hidden Scholar, or the Occultist.
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    • a deadening of the power of memory in the etheric body. That is why,
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    • identical and invariable symptoms. The Brotherhoods where, in profound
    • his time, science denied the existence of this bone in the upper jaw
    • The premature appearance of the astral world and the sudden apparition
    • shoulders, may be called a feeling of indentification with the whole
    • In general, and above all in modern times, men identify themselves
    • identify himself with the Spirit of the Earth.
    • To identify oneself with all beings does not mean that the body is to
    • for the fifth stage, where, in sudden illumination, the Mystic
    • a dense forest. The noises gradually cease and the silence becomes
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    • infinite visible is denied, can still comprehend an infinite vitality
    • — proving that the aim and the cause are identical, acting in an
    • sudden flashing-up of the astral world may give rise to insanity. In
    • demonstrate and reveal the hidden truths. For humanity is passing
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    • According to the explanation given by Goethe to certain students, each
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    • this in the legend of the Golden Fleece and in the name of the Lamb of
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    • consciously in the world of thought, quite independently of the actual
    • congeals to ice by sudden, intense cold. In such a case the words
    • And now, instead of a process of densification, let us imagine the
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    • consciousness of olden times. One quality of this picture
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    • denied. Man has traversed all these degrees of consciousness on the
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    • plants. This denotes a higher power. Today, man erects buildings; in
    • It is evident that the Earth today cannot produce human bodies such as
    • of the nerve-substance of the crayfish. This matter densified to
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    • At that time, iron was a fluid substance and the metals only hardened
    • independent of the physical body and astral imaginative vision will
    • which they will densify and finally become solid. The Earth is both
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    • then exist. It came into being as the result of condensation and
    • denser materiality, into the air we inbreathe and outbreathe.
    • independence?
    • man, a being independent of the Gods. Christ, or the Logos made
    • it an act of a miraculous Providence which intervenes in the universal
    • conscious souls and their identification with God. Karma is gradual
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    • Wille, the editor of the paper “Der Freidenker”
    • briefly describe it. The supporting evidence I will not deal
    • In olden
    • physical organs through the densifying of the etheric organs.
    • But this is not the case. It would be as if one denied that a
    • are the enigmas hidden in the John Gospel. The disciple whom
    • self-supporting, independent higher life. This springs forth
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    • suddenly the veil is rent and he begins to see the ultimate
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    • what profound mystical power lies hidden within this
    • hidden mystery temples, or centres, and according to the
    • possible to go through these stages even in the hidden cultic
    • Theosophical University Press. Pasadena, California, 1971.]
    • further. He identified himself with ever larger groupings of
    • people. All these names have a hidden meaning. For instance,
    • hidden ego.
    • will furnish evidence that it is not forced. Superficial
    • his astral and etheric forces in the solid, dense physical
    • and learned the lesson which he can only learn in this dense
    • is evident that the forces in Jesus which are connected with
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    • hidden behind his visible form? What happens after death? — all
    • identify himself with the plant. Animals can feel pleasure and pain,
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    • wants to know something about Caesar: he will take some little incident
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    • on are dependent on the astral body, which is now outside the physical
    • subject to fainting fits, lose their independence, and so on.
    • the etheric body occurs when a person is faced with a sudden danger
    • to pause at every event and learn how to wean himself from his dependence
    • relatively easily. Even in apoplexy or any other sudden but natural form
    • the physical body is only slight. But when the separation is as sudden
    • of which he was so suddenly deprived. Nothing else bears comparison
    • hard for everyone. If a man has been less dependent on material pleasures,
    • They denied themselves many things; they ennobled their desires and
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    • the coming life are made evident in broad outline. This is of the utmost
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    • training of independent judgment.
    • No, it gives us strength and confidence at every stage in life, and
    • in the external world? Take a metal ball, heat it and put it on a wooden
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VII: Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life
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    • with the tendency to do good and that will be a characteristic of his
    • and more individual and independent; the occult teacher can no longer
    • will produce good health; bad ones will create a tendency to some specific
    • bad habit will work down into the physical body and produce a tendency
    • course. In the astral bodies of such decadent people an abundance of
    • you in finding evidence for this, because it knows nothing of astral
    • influences. But you will at least find some evidence for the descent
    • picture of the world could restore to coming generations a tendency
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    • condensed out of the spiritual. From these structures, which gave only
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    • in the rarefied substance of the etheric globe, something rather denser
    • beginning there was a confused interwoven ether-substance, much denser
    • the basic substance, had now condensed into independent etheric bodies
    • denser.
    • body, however, the astral body had as yet no independent existence:
    • in glorious colours in the light-ether, and gradually condensed.
    • and more densified, with increasing absorption of the astral element.
    • rather like some of our jelly-fishes and sea-plants. In this more condensed
    • organs. The forms of animals and plants were increasingly densified
    • of Earth and Moon denser deposits had been formed, and after the separation
    • in correspondence with the solidifying of the Earth's crust. By degrees,
    • as they lived in his blood and gave him independence. Without these
    • gods. Man would have been wise, but not independent; enlightened, but
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    • was concealed. The name he gave to this Godhead was Brahman, the hidden
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    • a whole story. A student, for instance, may dream about a duel and all
    • priest utter lofty sayings, with his arms moving; suddenly his arms
    • suddenly become a liar, vengeful, quick to anger; all sorts of
    • way, which leaves the pupil with the greatest possible independence.
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    • will burden your karma. You can see that this precept requires deep
    • burden lawyers, doctors and so on. Every university professor teaches his
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    • small details that this harmony can be achieved. If your tendency is
    • 5. The correspondence
    • and would cry out if it were trodden on. It consists, as it were, entirely
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    • students, for instance, must spend in their course would not be
    • and the glands that are hidden in the neck as small glands within the
    • perhaps in childhood, which is still normal, already shows a tendency
    • a man is hidden away in an office, or if such a woman becomes an
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    • pathological tendencies of human nature and the stream of initiation;
    • spiritual awareness goes further. If one were suddenly to pull such
    • with a certain independence. Thus parallel experiences are there: a
    • becomes independent of the physical body, of the ordinary connection
    • unbiased person. The philosophers deny its reality because their
    • come to free will. You can be a blockhead of a materialist and deny
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    • copying the Sistine Madonna in the Dresden Gallery that the painting
    • further, although they are hidden from human sense perception. If you
    • second seven-year period: independent faculties of memory leading
    • streaming down from the sun that are identical with the forces by
    • we have access to the moon forces; these are identical with the
    • there wouldn't have to be any dentists. On the other hand, if the
    • — that the world hardens toward us — of this, today's
    • nothing is active. With the tendency toward and the tendency from,
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    • karmic density, both ego and astral body are strong, and they bring
    • And so he goes on and on. He tells incidents from far in his past,
    • go on, for he cannot adapt his will to sudden external suggestions.
    • they are not conscious of it, to rest in the hidden occult forces of
    • should actually be maintaining their independence. They develop the
    • which a person rests in outer nature, that is, in the hidden forces
    • pathological stage: a slight tendency, caused by bad education,
    • always dependent upon the other, you will realize that in life too
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    • subscribe to it) look back with pity to olden times when it was
    • by a truly pathological tendency. And this pathological tendency,
    • body develop, either suddenly or by stages, in such a way that they
    • — to dancing around the golden calf — these things must
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    • plainly evident in such a person as Ferdinand Raimund. But there is
    • element. We can speak of warmth as an independent active element. Now
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    • opposite tendencies within the plant: a striving upward and a
    • our vision, suddenly the continuity is broken and standing there
    • independent, forces that were living in us and that then go out into
    • and stars are there too, in exact correspondence. When something
    • It is all out there. You see people will begin to have confidence in
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    • processes go on that during the person's sleep are independent of the
    • are to be identified with ego. Mineral substance has ego.
    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • observation. You see the direction in which we are turning. In olden
    • were designated in olden times as sin — cause illness in the
    • traditions of olden times, speaking of sin as the cause of illness.
    • fact. These teachings originated in olden times, and today no one is
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    • decline, that the tendency everywhere is to try to reach out beyond
    • as cold shows the tendency to go to the nerve-sense system. And today
    • again be clearly understood. In olden times people knew them well.
    • and recall that in olden
    • astrosophers of olden times, and astrologers of still older times,
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    • Usually in olden times physician and priest were united in one
    • the elements. In olden times, “elements” was the name
    • element. Modern physicists deny all this. For them these four
    • all. What was described as an element in olden times does not exist
    • what in olden times were called elements were understood not as
    • important thing in olden times, to observe what world process must
    • infinity. Therefore everything in olden times that was either illness
    • in human consciousness in olden times. If we ask what can be
    • identified in modern consciousness with the realm of the lower gods,
    • werde gehen den Weg,
    • Harmonisch Geistesmensch in Erdenmenschen zeugend.
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    • students, for instance, must spend in their course would not be
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    • perhaps in childhood, which is still normal, already shows a tendency
    • a man is hidden away in an office, or if such a woman becomes an
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    • pathological tendencies of human nature and the stream of initiation;
    • spiritual awareness goes further. If one were suddenly to pull such
    • with a certain independence. Thus parallel experiences are there: a
    • becomes independent of the physical body, of the ordinary connection
    • unbiased person. The philosophers deny its reality because their
    • come to free will. You can be a blockhead of a materialist and deny
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    • copying the Sistine Madonna in the Dresden Gallery that the painting
    • further, although they are hidden from human sense perception. If you
    • second seven-year period: independent faculties of memory leading
    • streaming down from the sun that are identical with the forces by
    • we have access to the moon forces; these are identical with the
    • there wouldn't have to be any dentists. On the other hand, if the
    • — that the world hardens toward us — of this, today's
    • nothing is active. With the tendency toward and the tendency from,
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    • karmic density, both ego and astral body are strong, and they bring
    • And so he goes on and on. He tells incidents from far in his past,
    • go on, for he cannot adapt his will to sudden external suggestions.
    • they are not conscious of it, to rest in the hidden occult forces of
    • should actually be maintaining their independence. They develop the
    • which a person rests in outer nature, that is, in the hidden forces
    • pathological stage: a slight tendency, caused by bad education,
    • always dependent upon the other, you will realize that in life too
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    • subscribe to it) look back with pity to olden times when it was
    • by a truly pathological tendency. And this pathological tendency,
    • body develop, either suddenly or by stages, in such a way that they
    • — to dancing around the golden calf — these things must be
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    • plainly evident in such a person as Ferdinand Raimund. But there is
    • element. We can speak of warmth as an independent active element. Now
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    • opposite tendencies within the plant: a striving upward and a
    • our vision, suddenly the continuity is broken and standing there
    • independent, forces that were living in us and that then go out into
    • and stars are there too, in exact correspondence. When something
    • It is all out there. You see people will begin to have confidence in
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    • processes go on that during the person's sleep are independent of the
    • are to be identified with ego. Mineral substance has ego.
    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • observation. You see the direction in which we are turning. In olden
    • were designated in olden times as sin — cause illness in the
    • traditions of olden times, speaking of sin as the cause of illness.
    • fact. These teachings originated in olden times, and today no one is
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    • decline, that the tendency everywhere is to try to reach out beyond
    • as cold shows the tendency to go to the nerve-sense system. And today
    • again be clearly understood. In olden times people knew them well.
    • and recall that in olden
    • astrosophers of olden times, and astrologers of still older times,
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    • Usually in olden times physician and priest were united in one
    • the elements. In olden times, “elements” was the name
    • element. Modern physicists deny all this. For them these four
    • all. What was described as an element in olden times does not exist
    • what in olden times were called elements were understood not as
    • important thing in olden times, to observe what world process must
    • infinity. Therefore everything in olden times that was either illness
    • in human consciousness in olden times. If we ask what can be
    • identified in modern consciousness with the realm of the lower gods,
    • werde gehen den Weg,
    • Harmonisch Geistesmensch in Erdenmenschen zeugend.
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    • Jehovah, variant translations from the Hebrew, and the correspondence of
    • Saturn; even where it is densest, there is only fire — living,
    • water, the denser, more earthy element separates from the finer,
    • today call matter — to begin to condense. If we fix this moment
    • were, pricks outward into manifestation from what lies hidden in the
    • coagulation, the physical densification of our earth. Let us imagine
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    • Jehovah, variant translations from the Hebrew, and the correspondence of
    • tendency began for the sun to split off from the earth, there is a
    • permeating, interpenetrating each other, and within them a tendency
    • tohu alone would suffice to express this tendency to push
    • condenses to a gaseous element. But every such densification is
    • accompanied by a counter-process of refinement. Condensation to the
    • denser, the gaseous element, is added, but so also is light. The
    • were denuded, they lacked the light which had entered into evolution
    • more connected with the bodily, denser functions of the Elohim, and
    • then to the warmth. These four constitute the denser conditions of
    • as finer relatively to the denser ones, the gaseous, the warmth and
    • descend from warmth into the denser, we come to the gaseous
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    • Jehovah, variant translations from the Hebrew, and the correspondence of
    • denser, gaseous element developed in the Sun, so that in addition to
    • — that is to say, physically to the density of air. Today they
    • nature capable of consciousness, is dependent for its existence upon
    • emerged — one of the nature of air, with a tendency to expand in
    • all directions, the other of the nature of water, with the tendency
    • air or water of today. The “water” was very much denser
    • of air, the water turns to vaporous formations, and has the tendency
    • tendency to become vaporous, to rise upward as cloud, and the other
    • the tendency to pour downward and assume a level surface Of course,
    • had the tendency to press upward, to become vapour; that is, the
    • watery transforming itself to the gaseous; the other had the tendency
    • to discharge itself downward; that is, the watery condensing and
    • tendency to spread outwards, to expand, the other to contract towards
    • they took an upward direction, showed a tendency to cloud-formation,
    • a tendency to stream out into space; on the other side they showed a
    • tendency to accumulate upon the surface of the earth. The
    • to contract and become denser. That is the second “day”
    • repetition in a denser form of what took place on the Sun. That which
    • has a tendency to contract, which in a way repeats the condensation
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    • of how in elementary existence warmth condensed to the gaseous or
    • pointed out that together with the condensation of warmth into air
    • in the direction of density — there is a corresponding ascent
    • condensing below into air or gas and still further below into water.
    • existence of the earth proper, a further stage of condensation and a
    • in this way. Warmth is again the middle state; as denser conditions
    • For the time being let us ignore the condensation process which goes
    • discovered by independent investigation. I can assure you that in the
    • was able to discover quite independently of that ancient record. But
    • if you then compare these independent findings with the Genesis
    • account, you see that the latter says just what our independent
    • stages of densification — from warmth to air, then to water and
    • The processes of densification and of rarefaction interpenetrate one
    • into existence of our earth. Whether we speak of the denser states
    • second of these trinities, and identify them with those Beings whom
    • identifying the seven days of creation with longer or shorter periods
    • is not the slightest evidence that the word yom
    • is this Spirit who is hidden behind the customary phrase “the
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    • hand a densification to air or gas, on the other hand a rarefaction
    • “darkness” (the word used to denote the collective whole
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    • Jehovah, variant translations from the Hebrew, and the correspondence of
    • independently of any documents, out of spiritual investigation
    • deception, cannot remain hidden from anyone who has familiarised
    • direction of densification, into the element of air. Such a process
    • as the densification of warmth into air, which we can follow in its
    • it gives us the illusion of densification. Within the process itself
    • rarefied warmth-substance, the denser air comes into being. It is
    • existence of Saturn. Then during the Sun evolution they condensed
    • during the Moon evolution condensed their gaseous element to water.
    • During the earth evolution they have further condensed their watery
    • and whose effluence has become denser and denser until it has now
    • Thrones, who have in fact constructed — or rather condensed
    • longer to build up and densify the earth element than the watery.
    • element in Beings of a lower hierarchy. For the condensation of the
    • I promise to condense some ducats out of some mist!’”
    • of the dust which we find in the world is dust by natural tendency.
    • It is stuff which has been worn away. Matter has the tendency to take
    • is a hint of the reality they stand for. If we look at the tendency
    • condenses to liquid actually on earth, and when the gaseous, vaporous
    • tendency in the environment of the earth forms watery cumuli. When
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    • ways. In it the student sees many things around him. But he would
    • search for the secrets which are really hidden behind the words. Then
    • sun still condenses to the gaseous state. This is recognised by
    • earth develops in such a way that a gradual densification downward
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    • it might seem that man emerged for the first time as if suddenly
    • solidifying, condensing to earthly man, through the work of the
    • Thus progress up to the sixth day consisted in a condensation of the
    • Beings. So far he has no independent existence. It is as if he were
    • people the earth, something like a gradual densification of the human
    • “day” of creation, a still further densification will
    • further densification does take place within the etheric. Man still
    • prepared for his densification. Suppose that man had become dense
    • happened if man had descended into dense matter on the fifth day? His
    • earth-element, the solid. For the Thrones this condensation of their
    • next degree of densification. Just as in primeval times, in the
    • spiritual-etheric existence, and only sought denser embodiment after
    • beings had already condensed physically in the region of air and
    • fact his condensation to the stage of the etheric body that took
    • and find there differentiated currents of warmth not so dense as gas,
    • man. And the next stage of densification did not come until
    • densification from the condition into which Jahve-Elohim had placed
    • condensed further. It was only then that the man of flesh came into
    • being. It was only then that this further densification occurred. The
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    • Jehovah, variant translations from the Hebrew, and the correspondence of
    • the earth, the earth forces became ever more moonlike, ever denser.
    • account of the density of the matter which streamed from the earth
    • pair of humans who survived the densification of the earth. Spiritual
    • those ancient times. Everything was shrouded in watery mist, laden
    • summarised as follows. The earth was enveloped in dense volumes of
    • consciousness, had not yet been brought to physical densification;
    • indicate that the condensation of the water in the atmosphere to rain
    • planetary bodies, or planetary Beings, brought about by the hardening
    • in sleep from the other human members (grown denser since that time);
    • seen dense formations of misty, smoky and steaming cloud upon its
    • of mummification, a hardened, woody condition. The human being would
    • survive the moon-densification. But then, after the moon had left the
    • attain to independent being. But because the Elohim withdrew with the
    • become hardened, he would have met his death. Why had man to come
    • off from the Elohim, in order that he might become an independent
    • closely connected with human independence.
    • water, which means that it is far denser than the earth. It therefore
    • that the earth would have become dust, it had the tendency to become
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    • Jehovah, variant translations from the Hebrew, and the correspondence of
    • denser than is the case today. A differentiation between physical and
    • etheric, a densification on the side of the physical, only occurred
    • characteristic tendencies were formed. But this inner soul-nature was
    • the astral and then gradually condenses into the etheric-physical; it
    • member; the one became denser and the other more rarefied. The
    • running through the whole of evolution. We saw how warmth condensed
    • to air and rarefied to light, how air condensed to water and rarefied
    • woman, and moreover in such a way that the denser physical body
    • to the physical man. Physical man is the descendant, in a densified
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    • and more veiled and hidden from the materialistic view of the world
    • evidence of the physical senses, but who could be convinced only by a
    • trying to disprove and deny the actual Resurrection of Christ Jesus
    • and yet at the same time they deny the real, inner impulse of the
    • call what he has, ‘Christianity’ — through this, a tendency to
    • of this tendency. That is why this tendency to untruth is so closely
    • interwoven with the events that will inevitably lead to decadence in
    • throughout this work we find evidence of a desire not to take
    • During the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch a new tendency has been at
    • work, a tendency towards a scientific knowledge that is adapted to the
    • mighty changes undergone by the nebula and its densifications, plants,
    • could not give credence to the ideas of natural science, appeared to
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    • evidence at the present time. These symptoms show themselves clearly
    • emphasises that the universal tendency of the day is to prepare for
    • say but detect the general tendencies.”
    • it came about so gradually. When men looked out at nature in olden
    • — this was a self-evident truth to man in those days, for he
    • The essence of Paganism before it fell into decadence, was that men
    • spiritual was dependent on the blood, and the particular form
    • nor identity of race, nor any factor by which human knowledge had been
    • mere vision of the physical human being living on earth. In olden
    • Christians was not to be dependent on the blood; for of this
    • dependence it could always be contended, and rightly so, that if men
    • dependent in olden times on the blood; the blood itself brought the
    • something not dependent on the blood. But there was a great danger
    • good will the Event of Golgotha had done away with this dependence,
    • socialism; for these tendencies are at the root of all the urgent and
    • all their forces to the furtherance of decadence. The time has come
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    • be evident to all serious students of spiritual science. Reference has
    • people. And just as identical methods are employed wherever railways
    • uttered words of impassioned wrath. This is evidence to us that he
    • would denote a fundamental misunderstanding. The essence of
    • decline of spirituality is evident. Then we come to Greco-Latin
    • for the sake of no particular race or denomination. It took place in
    • authentic, documentary evidence even of the Crucifixion. But there is
    • denomination. No single human being, to begin with, recognised this
    • earth, a peace based, not on denominational Christianity, but on
    • The Cross of Stone now stands within a garden,
    • On Golgotha, amidst resplendent sheen
    • Long since 'tis hidden by its sheath of roses;
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    • and hardly noticeable tendencies were transformed into the materialism
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    • the human intellect. Evidence of this is clear from the fifteenth
    •  “so dense, the death-forces in it so powerful that, although
    • that there remains here some possibility of independent
    • hidden in the metabolic system, in the system which, for earthly life,
    • longer there independently. In the crude materiality, the spiritual is
    • I have often made it evident that Anthroposophy has many services
    • quite evident that there can be no question of inaugurating a new
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    • Northern countries — in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The week
    • Sweden. Because of the low rate of population — remember that
    • London alone has as many inhabitants as the whole of Sweden
    • another symptom came into evidence. Between the lectures in Stockholm
    • very midst of all the evidences of spirituality dating from the times
    • not just folk-songs; they are memories of the visions which in olden
    • those who were the Initiates in olden times, the priests and
    • and vital power in those olden days. Folk-lore and saga preserved and
    • penetrate, was transparent and clear to the one who in olden times was
    • advanced, these memories of olden times receded and the power to
    • Post-Atlantean epoch which denotes something of peculiar significance
    • of a man to deny the reality of that which was perceptibly around him
    • art, will broaden and inspire it, will bestow in abundance the power
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    • without losing our identity, to become one with the fountain-head of
    • thus instilled into the human soul in olden times had to be proclaimed
    • knowledge into ever-widening circles. To-day we will look back into
    • of the hidden place where the incorruptible body of the great Initiate
    • sense also understand the words which make known the identity of the
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    • consciousness, and his body remained immune from decay, hidden from
    • because Augustine remained dependent upon his own ego and his own
    • independent of historical tradition. In addition to the content of
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    • For some years the most significant figure among the group of students
    • of Rudolf Steiner resident at Nurnberg had been Michael Bauer, the
    • people, for instance, who, while carrying out some deed, suddenly
    • in the hidden depths of our being something in which our true ego is
    • A second force that is also to be found in the hidden depths of a
    • of confidence in the future. As far as the physical world is
    • despondent about what he supposes the future may bring, will go
    • appearance. Nothing makes for deep wrinkles, those deadening forces in
    • there the hidden depths of their being right down into the physical
    • from the laws of karma and reincarnation. Already there is a tendency
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    • and that this is evident in the link that unites those who have
    • a thing, however, does not justify denying its existence; that would
    • death is not the sudden leap imagined by those knowing nothing about
    • tendencies it has during incorporation in a physical body — these
    • The history of those olden days offers ample evidence of this living
    • itself, becoming more and more independent. The self-reliance of the
    • giving it thereby the character of ardent faith. We have only to call
    • of Jeshu ben Pandira. Among his many students was one who had at that
    • Golden Age.
    • tendency to calculation, will have come to a climax, bringing no
    • spirit is denied all possibility of imparting to men's souls what it
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    • prejudices of materialism (those prejudices which altogether deny the
    • existence of a spiritual world). The view of those who do not deny the
    • one denied the possibility of knowing anything of it, he is not far
    • a severe psychic illness. It may happen that a man is suddenly torn
    • occupying a relatively high post was suddenly seized by such an
    • illness. He suddenly had the impulse to travel, after having forgotten
    • it suddenly came back to him who he was. The interval was passed quite
    • remember our birth, is it necessary and self-evident in the life
    • first extends to the seventh year, to the change in dentition; the
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    • identified themselves with them. In her house (and that of her friend
    • with hope and confidence? Certainly, he who beholds the events of the
    • plane. These two points of view are quite independent of each other
    • that we may say a widening of our vision appears. While during the
    • those souls who denied the spirit while here in physical life. For
    • those, who deny the spirit and believe nothing of the spiritual, are
    • placed in a world which they have denied, and which is completely
    • and again force and consolation — but also gaining confidence in
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    • so entirely dependent on his physical body as we are. The Greek lived
    • body. If we could suddenly bring to the surface all that the etheric
    • human life. Suppose a man perishes through an accident. In ordinary
    • human life it appears to us as if the accident had overtaken the man,
    • accident. But if we investigate the astral body, we shall find no
    • single accident which man, in so far as he is in the astral body, has
    • merely happens by accident. Thus we not only have our connection with
    • implicated. It is good that all this is purposely hidden from us,
    • the course of life were normal: but now, through a shell that suddenly
    • heaven is hidden and only the world which is round us is always
    • present, there the surrounding world is hidden unless we ourselves
    • by a shell. The principles of his human nature are suddenly sundered
    • tendency towards the ideal evolution of the earth by having carried up
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    • think of the radical difference it makes when suddenly, or even not
    • suddenly, the moment comes, when henceforward we can only carry in our
    • denying spiritual reality by saying, ‘That cannot be proved; and
    • olden times, whole peoples over and over again devoted themselves
    • independently for us individually. Thus the boundary is movable; and
    • but solely through widening one's interests. When a man extends his
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    • ordinary consciousness. By means of a widening of this consciousness
    • occurrence would seem to be an accident. But if one looks deeper into
    • human life, one discovers wisdom in the so-called accident, but a
    • the spiritual world. If a student performs his occult exercises with
    • various standpoints), it is evident that in humanity a certain longing
    • is arising to open the soul to the hidden side of human life, and to
    • lawyer, and later President of the local court. He became one of the
    • prisoners. He could hardly await his release, which he confidently
    • he long to see the child again. Markus Freund obstinately denied
    • President been able, by his superior eloquence to crumple this
    • ‘that it required hardened nerves, accustomed to such outbreaks,
    • against the President. To repeat them here in the offensive jargon in
    • President! You know as well as I do myself that I am innocent;”
    • President with his eyes to the very depths and discovered, that even
    • though noble, the President was not aware of it, he was nevertheless
    • of the same sort as himself; he the down-trodden, but this time,
    • seized the offender, to whom the President immediately awarded
    • grandfather again. The jury were greatly distressed at this incident,
    • and questioned the President through their foreman as to whether it
    • know that outbursts of this kind occur more often with very hardened
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    • And Jurisprudence and Medicine too.
    • With ardent labour through and through!
    • Spiritual Science, sins against the undeniable facts established by
    • cannot get beyond it. It holds up this idea like a wooden mannequin
    • through our senses.” And he calls these senses ‘Accidental
    • Senses,’ because in his opinion it is a Cosmic accident that we
    • accidental senses! Thus an accidental world!” Yet he says the
    • when he no longer believes what these accidental senses can give. A
    • of our accidental senses we take in what we can grasp, and fasten it
    • only not in the same direction, but according to the accident of
    • immeasurable, but we have merely a number of accidental senses into
    • do we do according to this gentleman's doctrine of accidents? We
    • immeasurable Cosmic Being through our accidental senses, we speak of
    • poured on to the paper. With the few miserable forms of its accidental
    • direction, but according to the accidents in which letters can group
    • take it up with our few accidental senses, as well as we are able, and
    • language streams in another direction, according to the accidents of
    • genius flows through the twenty-three accidental letters, because the
    • never within them, for it is immeasurable. The accidental letters
    • of accidental senses, that we can never get to what really underlies
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    • independent ego and the snake belong together. Thus an awareness of
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    • distinguishes between what is allowed and what is forbidden, he works
    • produced independently of man and is also sustained for him by other
    • materialistic civilisation. Of this the neurotic tendency of our
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    • connect the ‘Es denkt’ (‘it thinks’) with speech. The ear is a higher
    • The kama-manasic consciousness, dependent on understanding.
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    • beings can possess an independent Kama-rupa (astral body). All
    • verified by science. They are decadent animals which are descended
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    • had remained hidden, actually make their appearance. Frequently the
    • text ...] Now the remaining material could be condensed to form the
    • could only condense after the Pitris had left.
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    • language of wisdom. Then the Bull fell into decadence and the Ram came
    • Golden Fleece.
    • made dependent on one physical existence. This materialistic
    • dependent upon one earthly life. Urban bourgeoisie then became the
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    • Correspondences of the Planes
    • dependent on Karma. Modifications of the physical body are therefore
    • dependent on the higher bodies. When one eliminates everything that
    • hundred years independent towns had developed in all civilised
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    • identical. A woman has a masculine etheric body and a man a feminine
    • denser form. This takes place in the Rupa condition of the earth. This
    • ether densifies further to the Astral Light. In this Astral Light
    • invertebrate animals emerged from the Earth when it densified to a
    • entered into the Lemurian Age. The ever densifying human being
    • condition of form, the Earth became ever denser. At the price of this
    • increasing densification, the Astral Light became individualised after
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    • that the soul continually has within it as thoughts is dependent on
    • Initiates. The occult student learns to know the wishes which are
    • occult student can already become a Master on the Astral Plane, but on
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    • brought his body, which at that time was less dense, into such a
    • circulation are dependent on Deva forces for its regulation. The
    • to be dependent on the support of the Deva forces. As long as the ego
    • When someone commits suicide he has identified his ego with the
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    • written down until the 6th century. This is why scholars deny the
    • Jason, the Golden Fleece) he would have experienced something quite
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    • occult streams deeply hidden in man.
    • the organising tendencies
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    • tendency for the original instigator, whether it be the work of
    • done, taken together, is called Sanskara or the organising tendency
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    • formative spirit within him. Imagination corresponds to hidden
    • The second sphere in which today man is not entirely independent, but
    • us as inborn tendencies and outside us as opportunities. Through our
    • inborn tendencies we call towards us opportunities offered by the
    • world, which form our destiny, through tendencies which have their
    • source in Karma. Thoughts form the character: the tendencies or
    • One can only create inborn tendencies for further incarnations
    • people released dispositional tendencies for the following
    • submerged, for it lives on in human tendencies. Today tendencies are
    • physical body. In their essential nature the Skandhas are identical
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    • When a thought penetrates into astral space it forms a denser layer
    • surrounding it becomes denser and thereby brighter. The added
    • relationship with the densified astral substance and gives it life.
    • evolution is one tending to egoism and independence. Its task was to
    • make man independent, but then the Buddhi nature was necessary. The
    • pour cunning intellectualism into the world. In the case of decadent
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    • seek it with those who have already trodden the path that we wish to
    • this life-energy. Because it belonged to a separate being it densifies
    • the earth has reached a certain degree of material, physical density,
    • black power, strives to make the earth ever denser and denser, like
    • In the case of children with somewhat psychic tendencies, one can
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    • dent in a rubber ball. The stronger the pressure, so much the stronger
    • take into consideration a revealed side, the phenomena, and a hidden
    • that beauty which is dependent on the senses.
    • is dependent on the senses to work upon it, Freemasonry took beauty as
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    • much denser astral body, with wilder instincts, impulses and passions.
    • denser and denser. In this way, when they eventually reached physical
    • density, the other kingdoms arose: the animal, plant and mineral
    • adapted to densification and to becoming a more complicated and
    • What has become densest of all is the physical body; the etheric body
    • is less dense and the astral body is the finest. They are in reality
    • become denser. Now the two parts approach each other. From the one
    • these parts densified within itself and so the differentiated physical
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    • differently formed, having only a physical body, much less dense than
    • the vertical becoming the horizontal (animal). The tendency towards a
    • had been on the Sun, but they had to be dependent on the Sun for light
    • human independence and spirituality were saved. Then Jehovah, so that
    • increasing density and hence life in the Lemurian Age had to receive a
    • Moon Adepts, wanted to develop freedom and independence to an
    • this highest Adept, the Saturn Adept, the Father Principle, the Hidden
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    • then becoming densified and again returning to a condition of fine
    • but the beings which were upon it densified and the astral Globe
    • densified with them. This Globe is the Earth itself. The transition
    • astral Globe also densified only gradually to astral substance.
    • evolution. The First Round began with an Arupa condition and densified
    • times will it become so again. Every such densification and
    • kingdom first densified on the Earth to the present mineral kingdom.
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    • Elementary Kingdom. The mineral kingdom is condensed out of qualities
    • gradually condensed; they were not yet differentiated. At that time
    • the condensed Elementary Kingdom was already physical. When one
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    • Now the Arupa-Sphere densified; everything emerged as thought-forms.
    • kingdom, in a great astral sea. This then densified ever more and more
    • of independence. The new material was brought over from Mars.
    • hardening on the one side and spiritualisation on the other side were
    • Gold too first densified with the Earth: at one time it was entirely
    • It was at first in astral form and later densified. When we trace the
    • this is why the serpent's head must be trodden underfoot. In the
    • place the separation of the Sun. Gold is condensed sunlight, hence the
    • Golden Age; Moonlight and silver: the Silver Age; Mars and iron: the
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    • is a state of matter which is no longer dependent on matter itself,
    • but on what conditions surround it. Hearing is in no way dependent on
    • when God said: ‘Let there be Light.’ The Earth began to densify. Light
    • shone upon it. This was also the time when man began to densify. The
    • man can separate himself from his surroundings, becoming independent,
    • individual ego which produces egoism. Man owes his independence to the
    • balance. The Seventh Sub-Race will harden egoism. Later the
    • existence just there, in order to rescue souls from decadence, for
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    • We will now throw yet more light on the hidden working of Karma and
    • separate consciousness, his independence, are in a certain sense
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    • connected with the desire for the ego. Man became independent through
    • Thus there is a correspondence between the root and the
    • forbidden to the priests, they could experience Atma, Buddhi and
    • working as hidden spirituality out of the Russian peasantry. It will
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    • teaching was only a decadent reflection, an echo of that finely
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    • curious and yet undeniable fashion with the power of self-awareness.
    • feeling of despondency. Pain continually wells up within him. This is
    • shining like the choleric's; his gait is firm, but in a leaden rather
    • intensifies his despondency and inner suffering; instead, he must be
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    • Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft Auf Den Grossen Fragen des Daseins.
    • deny the validity of what is stated by spiritual science; it is easy
    • which is active in the animal and is identical with what is outspread
    • the qualities here brought into evidence are not to be connected with
    • that certain faculties of the animal come into evidence in a way
    • animal. These faculties come into evidence only later, but for all
    • tendency to thieve, we can say the same.
    • evidence that the spirit has spent itself, has poured itself out, in
    • No one who desires clear concepts can deny the justification of this.
    • has taken into his etheric body independently of the organs.
    • heredity. This is evident if we observe the life of soul in man and
    • organs, through the bodily nature, whereas the animal is dependent
    • in which the adult human being becomes independent of his bodily
    • another side the proof and evidence for what was intended to be made
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    • relatively only — independently of the bodily organization he
    • dependent on the life of his environment, of the world outside, in
    • that tendencies possessed by the animal from the beginning through
    • hidden in man, we shall come to some kind of judgment but a judgment
    • of the soul. Anyone wanting to deny this would have to be an
    • their individual functions, and are able to give evidence of the
    • in the animal made use of the organs. (Incidentally I will just refer
    • Denn Alles muss in Nichts zerfallen,
    • order within it to live a life independent of the bodily
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    • Apostate. He was imprudent enough to take these things seriously, and
    • It is evident that if a man has once learnt to send the forces of his
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    • represented it in those olden times — the Zodiac itself.
    • the fluids was evident — in other words, definite forms of
    • 4. The Mars-forces protect us from the tendency to flow out and away
    • functioning in the right way, man would have the constant tendency to
    • in man's blood. Iron contains forces that are identical with those of
    • Mars and they hold man together in opposition to the tendency to
    • being together as an independent entity in the Warmth-element —
    • Warmth; but this independent entity would then at once be obliged to
    • independent being in the Warmth-element, the two sets of forces, those
    • From all this it will be evident to you that knowledge of the universe
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    • again, by an entirely independent path, to knowledge that was
    • forces which help man to feel himself as an independent being of
    • (animal-psychic) is already evident.
    • ideas. The pictures of memory are really identical in nature with
    • independent being of spirit-and-soul within the light. If the
    • maintain its own independent footing in face of the light. In its
    • deny all this, but to do so is about as sensible as to deny the
    • perceptions are, however, dependent in a certain respect upon how he
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    • regarded as something that has an independent existence either, but
    • independent existence. Taking a human skeleton by itself, you must, to
    • independent entity or attempt to explain it as such.
    • spatial coincidence, but with apprehending the nature of the
    • the other hand a hardening took place of what in the plant-world are
    • also formative forces, a hardening into slate-formation.
    • independence. The plant is tied to the ground, is connected with it,
    • the independent build of the animal-form.
    • essentially the same. The plant is not independent. Where it enters
    • animal has detached itself and has become independent of the earthly.
    • independent, a form set in itself. The fact is that even in respect of
    • animal its independent form, which is not adapted to the earthly
    • tendency to skeleton-formation. I do not mean that they have a strong
    • We have to be dependent on lime deposits within us if we want to
    • What does the modern student of natural science say? He says: There
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    • define all this, I should say that an inner confidence, an inner
    • is in a measure independent of the external life of surrounding
    • quite honestly and sincerely. It is the independent force, the
    • absolutely independent way in which a human personality is here
    • one who himself wishes to work independently, nothing can give truer
    • joy than to find someone else who is independent, shoulder to shoulder
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    • if it can so identify itself with this confession as to say to the
    • attained in the highest measure independence of the sensory body, and
    • student in the first stages of initiation to get to know the
    • partially deadened and brought into an abnormal state. Hence, out of a
    • Now the spiritual student, who has not advanced too far, can easily be
    • deeply into the whole life of the occident without having any idea of
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    • containing hidden wickedness and untruthfulness, a very devil in the
    • and has the effect of suddenly revealing to us what we have become as
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    • the finer and more hidden parts of its nature, is intimately connected
    • lying in the depths of his soul as the hidden elements of his being.
    • the hidden depths of the soul should be drawn up while still in
    • that come forth like a condensed and strengthened soul life. This
    • condensed and strengthened life of soul, of which we otherwise know
    • When a man passes through death, he has not the identical forces he
    • lives on because in its hidden depths there are forces able to hold
    • and in this widening out one comes at the same time to definite
    • disturbance, in sound soul life. We widen out, we expand when growing
    • feeling that, as we expand and widen out, and our thoughts think
    • our capacity for knowing is deadened.
    • deadened, what has been described as a kind of fading out of the soul,
    • experience independently of the physical body — in other words,
    • suited for it.” This deadening, this vanishing away, is merely
    • the soul is something that is independent of what is awakened. What
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    • tendencies you have, what sense of truthfulness, or superficial
    • are entirely one with the thought that thus suddenly arises. If you
    • make myself clear. Some years ago it suddenly struck me that certain
    • would like to be concentrated in independence at some point of world
    • the rest of the universe! I want to make this something independent
    • away from eternity to a state of independent concentration in the
    • as for ordinary sense perception, the spirit-land is hidden behind our
    • physical world, so the eternal is hidden behind the passing moment.
    • the facts objectively and, without the bias of any religious tendency,
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    • should be evident to you that we must speak of human concepts in a
    • an academic, theorising tendency, and no matter how much we strive to
    • in the world of the senses. There is a tendency to ignore any
    • the one pole the human soul hardens within itself, winds itself into
    • evolution. While Lucifer reveals all that is hidden, Ahriman's task
    • for eternity, is generally much greater than the other tendency,
    • from the hidden spiritual worlds. Man loves the world of the senses
    • until then we cannot see him — and show him the tendency that
    • lifetime. Are there not some who deny the idea of reincarnation
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    • increasingly a matter of each man being independent, as regards his
    • important and significant fact. Wherever has accidental civilisation
    • documentary evidence. Those who joined Him as pupils and disciples did
    • essential being. His own being, his experience, his perception, widen
    • everything. If anyone denies this, it is because he has not made
    • immaturity, in their love of sensory existence and dependence on it,
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    • understanding which is independent of and yet connected with us, we
    • we are dependent upon place and time. We must allow that the very
    • him to a place where an accident happens to him, it happened because
    • the place where the accident occurred. The cosmic order has
    • world had not co-operated in order to bring about the hardening of
    • Beings we know that their spiritual essence, that which is hidden
    • mountains, rivers, seas, clouds — that which is hidden there
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    • is also possible for the materialistic mind to deny religion, the
    • be taught, because things are self-evident; our will, our
    • which our divine-spiritual teachers can give us are dependent on what
    • our brain. This wisdom is in the background; it is hidden from us
    • that world may be hidden from us which we are unable to endure until
    • become aware of this soul-nature which is so deeply hidden within us,
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    • Sun that is hidden from us though forming part of the Will. That
    • planets, but that which lives in the sun itself — but hidden.
    • is really expressed. The other remains hidden from us. Why does a
    • whole world remain hidden from us in feeling and in will? It is
    • because if that which remains hidden from us were to be seen from the
    • our planetary system. But it is precisely that which remains hidden
    • physical plane. On the physical plane this is hidden from us; the
    • dense mineral deposit. This was because, in those ancient times under
    • so organised that the Imaginations hidden within the
    • now remains entirely hidden in the Ego and astral body. The Spiritual
    • about it, a part of this outer world remains hidden from us, and this
    • has a deadening and darkening effect upon us, but through Spiritual
    • Science we can restore that which is thus darkened and deadened. It
    • able to acquire through Spiritual Science illuminates the hidden part
    • something in our inmost soul which is a hidden language of the soul,
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    • of Christ the Father, but is a free and independent matter. In the
    • whereas he entirely denied spirit, he is now unable to save himself,
    • existence which denies everything that I recognised as true in my
    • materialist and deny spirit before death is the way to be drowned, as
    • that we may there find our way aright. The student who understands
    • deny everything Divine in an empty-headed, materialistic way; they
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    • are often the result of death by accident before the normal time in a
    • themselves from materialistic tendencies. It is only later that he
    • intimate karma, but so as not to become one-sided the tendencies of
    • us. Thereby arises from deep down within us a tendency which causes
    • From this a tendency arises in our soul to take once more on
    • with an early death through an accident. When he is torn away from
    • the experiences of the physical plane through an accident, while his
    • through an accident. If we really wish to survey these things with
    • from their materialistic tendencies. It is only later that he
    • wait to see how many are bought. This tendency will grow greater and
    • When he has formed the tendencies
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    • widen and deepen this experience. From this experience we are led
    • deal in his own being remains hidden from him. And this applies not
    • hidden from a person who pays attention only to himself, who seeks
    • for knowledge only within himself. It remains hidden from the cradle
    • yet much remains hidden — and precisely in the realm where we
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    • spiritual life, should unfold freely and independently
    • been the great tendency of the last four hundred years. And to-day,
    • State must stand on its own independent ground, as the second sphere
    • of society; and the same relative independence must distinguish the
    • those which in this narrow sense are not dependent on our karma. Some
    • burden of their discourse is that men can reach the Christ through a
    • can come to the God whom we have identified with the
    • sort of illness in mankind. To deny God, to be an atheist, means that
    • healthily cannot be a denier of God, for it is merely laughable to
    • Deo Nascimur, with that aspect of the Divine which is identical
    • soul, independently of the course of our bodily existence —
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    • which Kurt Eisner gave to a gathering of students in Basle, shortly
    • and more brought men to the point of denying the reality of the
    • spiritual or super-sensible world, so that this denial is, one might
    • fail to notice that the way in which the worker is denied his due
    • share amounts to a living lie. But what does this denial depend on?
    • The character in Anzengruber's play, who denies God, illustrates
    • this; it is specially emphasised that he denies God by saying:
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    • fundamental trend and tendency in Science, which should permeate your
    • actually reaches Nature. The first is common or garden Arithmetic. In
    • denote it by a corresponding length in this direction. With a force
    • a to c (with a force denoted by this length) I need
    • line from c to b, and with a force denoted by the
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    • let us denote the acceleration by g. Now what will interest
    • in this condition. Taken as a whole, their tendency is down-ward.
    • the brain our instrument, for our Intelligence we are unburdened of
    • water interpenetrate, and this is evidently not without effect for
    • cylinder of light. To denote this that is deflecting our cylinder of
    • give a grey but remaining mutually independent in their activity.
    • light, it remains there and independent, it is true, but the light
    • apparatus in the same way, but remains comparatively independent.
    • our astral body is more independent, and independent in a different
    • bodily part and is by no means independent. In the eye too it is
    • inserted: here however it works independently. The space is filled by
    • independently while in the other they do not. It is but half the
    • in the muscle. In the eye it is relatively independent, and yet it is
    • ingredients can interpenetrate each other and still be independent.
    • independence; then they are interpenetrating as do the astral body
    • they remain relatively independent in spite of being there in the
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    • widened, — very considerably thrust apart. Again: the simple
    • these phenomena? Evidently there is an active relation between the
    • apart, — will have been widened. We see too how this widening
    • And now, what happens to the light? As we said, it is widened out
    • In this instance the cone of light is broadened out, and it is
    • evident: the broadening must somehow be connected with the shorter
    • light at the edge and so the cone of light is broadened. You simply
    • denser medium to a more tenuous, the ray is refracted away from the
    • normal at the point of incidence; so then it reaches the eye in this
    • with what is evidently there, — with the resistance which the
    • sighting force of the eye encounters in the denser medium it has to
    • is evidently given: the resistance of the denser water to the
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    • — the phenomenon is undeniable. The two disturb each other. The
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    • time. The space and time, compared to this real thing which we denote
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    • was said to penetrate from a more tenuous into a denser medium.
    • When the light passes from a more tenuous into a denser medium, to
    • draw the so-called “normal at the point of incidence”. If
    • the light went on its way without being hindered by a denser medium,
    • incidence. Now it goes out again, — out of the glass. (All this
    • light” is seen through the denser medium.) Here then again, at
    • anything at all through the same denser medium, and we now try to
    • to it). You certainly will not deny that when you look at light the
    • has been completely lost; nay, the deliberate tendency has been,
    • bottom of it all? This tendency to add to the phenomena in thought
    • very much averse. For in effect, if these are two independent
    • heavenly bodies as independent of each other. If for example I put my
    • done by the underlying soul-and-spirit. My hand is not independent of
    • planetary system. The tendency has been, first to regard as wholes
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    • this source is hidden by the rod. Likewise the shadow on the left
    • no real green here. I only see the green incidentally, because the
    • one with it. It is but an incidental difference, whether you become
    • somewhat condensed modification, so to speak, of the air, for it is
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    • there arises a condensation, a densifying of the air; this will
    • the next forward beat of the metal the original condensation goes
    • forward; so then dilutions and condensations alternate. We can thus
    • condensations of the air. We really need not do all these
    • strong tendency, above all things, not to enter spiritually into
    • Physics nowadays, is fundamentally a product of the said tendency,
    • oscillation of condensation and attenuation gives, as regards the
    • channels even in the theory of sound. It is so evident, they may
    • they may well contend. There are the waves of condensation and
    • condensations and attenuations; that unknown something within me
    • be denied — is not there at all. For me, this inner soul of
    • these benches, are so many heaps of vibrations. If you deny to
    • part of my subjective life, and thus denied to you
    • oscillatory character of sound or tone is evident if only from the
    • chords, widening or narrowing the aperture between them, so do the
    • that sound or tone may cause misgivings. Is it not evident that in
    • inside has the same density as outside. But if there is a vacuum
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    • from the so-called Leyden Jar. This is a vessel with an
    • Leyden Jar, — but we shall also need a two-pronged conductor
    • and manifold as they appear. These tendencies were crowned to some
    • had been the first to make them, then came Geissler) was evidently
    • indicated that this was something somehow identifiable with matter,
    • along its hidden paths. They had naturally hoped to find waves, but
    • become luminous under their influence. Evidently, said the
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    • when Science thought that it had golden proofs of the universality
    • hidden as it were in wires, and one had little more to go on than
    • ordinarily feel to be material. Yet they are also evidently akin to
    • you converse with physicists who were brought up in the golden age
    • evident, how many of the prevailing ideas are in decay. More than
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • penetrate into deeply hidden riddles of man's life. We shall not start
    • hidden, something that is concealed by our soul-experiences just as
    • he reviews his whole life of soul, could deny that there must be
    • within him something deeper, something at first hidden from himself,
    • the world hidden behind the veil of the sense-perceptions. This world
    • by dense darkness, but this darkness becomes filled with a world
    • for normal human beings. It is evident from the experience itself that
    • reality will become evident at a later stage.
    • life, burdens himself with guilt and is unable to establish any right
    • dense darkness surrounds us — we sleep. Thus in sleep, as in
    • identification with a world which differs from that of everyday life
    • self-awareness, rather as a drop loses its identity in a large vessel
    • a certain reality. The existence of a world can be denied only as long
    • someone behind a wall, this can be denied as long as no knocking can
    • be heard; if there is knocking, commonsense can no longer deny it.
    • participant. It is providential that consciousness of his own
    • mystical experience the Ego is ‘densified.’ The mystic
    • Both worlds are independent of each other. — It is a strange
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • dream would be the result; but another influence becomes evident when
    • man is different; he undergoes a change during sleep. The evidence of
    • of the original, spiritual significance of these names as denoting
    • independence. There are influences which enable a man during waking
    • himself independent of the influences of the outer world. These are
    • sleep at night. You will notice that there is a certain correspondence
    • correspondence between the influences of Jupiter and those of Mercury.
    • gladden someone else by presenting them to him and then pick them up
    • You will notice that there is again a correspondence between the
    • Consciousness-Soul in such a way that independence can be achieved in
    • correspondences between the Microcosm (man) and the Macrocosm (the
    • solar system). But it will now be evident to you that such
    • correspondences do indeed exist. As though from afar I have alluded to
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • into his physical and etheric bodies. It will be evident to anyone who
    • What we experience in the waking state denotes no actual perception or
    • hidden from him in the course of his normal life, because he could not
    • planets. By day the sight of them is denied us; the Sun dazzles our
    • self and by night the sight of the spiritual world is denied us in
    • causes of our sense-perceptions are hidden from us. What lies behind
    • hidden from us by day. What we perceive is the effect of the
    • thinking is utterly different from what it was in those olden days,
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 4: Faculties of the Human Soul and Their Development
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • independence because this Will has streamed into us during sleep. Then
    • sleep. From this it is evident that when a man is given up to his own
    • his ordinary consciousness was hitherto hidden from him, stands before
    • thinking, sound and healthy feeling, becomes clearly evident,
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 5: The Egyptian Mysteries of Osiris and Isis
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • independently. To go further along the path leading into the inner
    • attempt to progress independently along his own path of knowledge but
    • he were identical with them, but as if he were hovering above them
    • body; it then becomes evident to him that the etheric body has a long
    • in ever denser form, what confronts him as the last remnant from his
    • And now, after this form has still further condensed, has more and
    • made with forming the new one. This makes it evident that in fact a
    • was a product of hardening — hardening of the plant kingdom. And
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 6: Experiences of Initiation in the Northern Mysteries
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • for attaining Initiation, but in olden times, especially in the
    • reason for this will be evident when it is remembered that the main
    • Mysteries in those olden times. The exoteric world today has very
    • today, but in an entirely decadent form. As a rule in such societies
    • sounds, and so on — vanish, and the man is surrounded by dense
    • This World of the Elements is, to begin with, hidden from man while he
    • is in process of going to sleep. Just as man's inner being is hidden
    • hidden from his perception. He can learn to gaze into it when he
    • designations, the names, which since olden times have been used for
    • himself at his present stage of evolution. These names denote ten
    • The Beings, the spiritual Hierarchies, their correspondences with the
    • Only a fantasy-ridden, materialistic mind can believe that it would be
    • is something hidden. Let us say here: The eye-forming power is
    • perceived as coming from a world still higher than the one denoted as
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • quite natural; for his temperament has a hidden kinship with
    • criticised too severely, for it is a perfectly natural tendency in
    • this quality of firm self-confidence? But all the qualities that
    • Elementary World we grow right into the things there, identify
    • yet to distinguish our own identity from it.
    • We shall not deny having had some experience just because it is not
    • self-assurance, his self-confidence. His best safeguard against such
    • his training it will then become evident that the strength of soul he
    • will everywhere find evidence of an attitude that is entirely opposed
    • denies us entrance unless we take this sacred vow: Knowing well how
    • higher self we can confidently and without danger venture into the
    • with their tendency to introspective brooding, repel us when viewed
    • at the same stage and therefore cannot always be denoted by the same
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 8: Mirror-images of the Macrocosm in Man. Rosicrucian Symbols.
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • ask ourselves: How is it that on waking we are suddenly surrounded
    • destined to be a being who is independent of what is going on outside
    • nerves, i.e. thirty-one in all, which makes us independent beings;
    • become as chaste as the sap of the plant when it reddens in the rose.
    • And if we associate the wreath of roses with the dead, black, wooden
    • lignified. In the black wooden cross we have therefore the emblem of
    • are therefore somewhat condensed. I wanted today to speak of certain
    • independent. Today we have been learning about a path entirely in
    • independence of the human being; the Guru is no longer a Guru
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • brain-thinking. Whether they are true or false is directly evident
    • evident. As soon as the pictures are before us we know what we have to
    • Middle Europe and not in Turkey, they have an inherent tendency to
    • intelligence is that it has a deadening effect upon the emotional
    • purely intellectual development deadens feeling and emotion? Hence
    • because the antecedents of the visits to the place were different.
    • monistic thought. Such thinking must be widened through proceeding
    • thoughts that fail to convey to others any evidence of the thinking of
    • them the thought-forms and their content. The student of Spiritual
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • evidence of the faculties of soul that have been described. When he
    • is investigated through the study of evidences preserved in
    • continued to evolve. The heart as it now is affords evidence of two
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    • the hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the different paths of
    • But because we human beings are dependent upon one another, we should
    • dependent upon the plant-world. Physically, man cannot but feel this
    • dependence. As far as his body is concerned he can dispense with
    • do this quite independently of any outer relationship between the Sun
    • independently of the Sun, though best, indeed, when the Sun is not
    • his physical and etheric bodies independently of the influence of the
    • the plant cannot do. The plant is in a definite respect dependent upon
    • body is different. The plant is dependent upon the relation of the Sun
    • to the Earth; man has made himself independent of it. Remembering that
    • part is in evidence at night when man is asleep and the Sun has
    • from this that they are the necessary antecedents for the evolution of
    • antecedents of astral body and Ego. In a primeval epoch there had to
    • plant-nature, as it is now, is independent of the relative position of
    • the Sun to the Earth, whereas the plants around us today are dependent
    • dependent upon Sun and Earth. An astral body and Ego must have been
    • have seen, independent of the relative position of the Sun to the
    • physical and etheric bodies in man is independent of the relative
    • position of the Sun to the Earth. But is it altogether independent of
    • present, no man could evolve on the Earth. He is dependent on the Sun
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    • to bring the fantastic tendencies of naturalism, which have
    • such as Oskar Hertwig's Das Werden der Organismen,
    • place they are really dependent on material
    • sphere of the spirit just as little or just as much is hidden
    • to the human being as is hidden to him in ordinary life of
    • is no longer dependent on the bodily nature, but proceeds
    • connection of the ego to a spiritual world that is independent
    • independent of the human lung. This is how we rise to real
    • the ego as something independent of the life of the body in the
    • independent of the physical world. The ego belongs to
    • sense dependent upon itself. It is in undergoing this
    • concepts given in the science of spirit do not deaden you to
    • hidden. The tree will dry up and will no longer be able to
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    • personally and in correspondence. I tried to show the
    • example, that I describe how the sudden death of a person has
    • destroyed through an accident, as much as he would have been
    • says, — Sudden deaths
    • reveal what in normal life is generally hidden in the
    • nature of man independently of the bodily nature. However great
    • tendency to clothe themselves with temporal things.
    • naturally, they are the evidence of disease; if they are
    • as one who has a tendency to reflect, we consider what we
    • us, a series of chances or coincidences we should only be the
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    • of knowledge and of the tendencies of practical social life to
    • style of which is dependent on modern technology, the modern
    • person cannot help seeing how dependent on this technology is
    • are certainly capacities in us which are hidden which we can
    • remains, albeit decadent remains, of an ancient wisdom of
    • student of the schools of wisdom to cross the abyss into the
    • who have a more materialistic outlook show how this dependence
    • before us. When we achieve this independence from our body, the
    • accustomed to forming images independently of the
    • It is possible for love to be independent of the human body.
    • really free, for they make themselves independent of the
    • faculty of memory which is independent of the body, and
    • for physicians and medical students, in which I showed how the
    • sociology and jurisprudence. But there were also people more
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    • will deaden this feeling of fear. He finds this opiate in
    • tendencies.’
    • in the Akasha-substance. The importance of this can be evident from a
    • soul, a man can make this power of thinking independent of external
    • independent of everything belonging to the body. That is to say,
    • characteristic of ordinary, everyday thinking which is dependent upon
    • independent power of thinking, we are outside our body, one with all
    • know its own being — which is independent of the body. The
    • understands their full significance cannot possibly deny the need to
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    • hidden behind his outward physiognomy. Michael was the outer
    • Michael but to that of one of his companions, Gabriel. The tendency
    • too there had been materialistic tendencies but not the intense
    • consciousness which was earlier hidden in human souls on earth. The
    • about an awakening of the previously hidden Christ-consciousness
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    • a modern student to comprehend.
    • jurisprudence. It must be borne in mind, however, that at that time
    • particularly evident when we see this defender of absolute papal
    • religions and denominations flow from this man's quiet private
    • the other side, with all the inner discipline, rigor and confidence
    • and formulas, but he does this timidly, diffidently. He is always
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    • “spirit.” What later became the unknown, the hidden god,
    • body. The correspondence of soul and body was such that, in a manner
    • identical with the spiritual archetype of all things. Now, however,
    • speaking crudely, the corporeal world became denser while the soul
    • grown more tenuous, and the increased density of the corporeal world.
    • that has become dense, has turned into force, into a complex of
    • has become still more robust. Man now denies the spirit altogether.
    • and Locke spoke of. Here, we meet “body” at its densest.
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    • appeared self-evident to the men of that time that in mathematics
    • three mutually perpendicular directions that are otherwise identical.
    • abstractly independent to us. But his is something that this only
    • so self-evident today — to come into being in the first place.
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    • such abstract mathematical concepts can be identified with
    • fervently than the sectarians of olden days believed in their dogmas.
    • all the more evident when we look into the details, the specific
    • phenomena. It was evident to him that when nature is utterly severed
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    • identification was directed outward and the imagined form of the
    • world. After all, such a relationship cannot be denied if we are to
    • tendency to atomization appears, the being dies. In the case of
    • the human mind has a tendency to formulate theories concerning
    • Century, this whole dreadful cell theory of Schleiden
    • organics with those of Schleiden or the later botanists. In Goethe we
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    • dimensions had an independent existence, but only an abstract
    • and live independently of the body, outside the body, in order to
    • waking state, but still remains inwardly independent. If one senses
    • this inward independence of the soul and spirit, then on also has a
    • that in the embryo the inter-maxillary bone is still clearly evident
    • the scientific field, in the Nineteenth Century the tendency grew
    • to equate man as nearly as possible with the animal. This tendency is
    • they said that man is dependent on every rise and fall of
    • conclusion was that man is a creature pitifully dependent on every
    • reply to such descriptions is that a man so dependent on every little
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    • experience. This line of thought results in a tendency to also
    • independent — atomizes them, as it were — and in
    • divorced from man. This is most evident in the case of mathematics.
    • physical body; to view it in outer space independent of the physical
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    • hidden under their pedantic style, profound ideas concerning the way
    • Century, it was an easy thing for the philosophers to deny all
    • longer burdened with the insights that he carried within himself and
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    • man who is dependent on the physical and etheric bodies. It is
    • be found in scientific literature that researchers have accidentally
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    • precisely because the reference point is hidden for us that we lead the
    • phenomena have antecedents not included in the observations made under
    • its action. This may be measured in one way or another, be density or
    • century as this general tendency to unify things schematically. You
    • the tendency towards such a generalizing of these things. Conclusions
    • theory. It can be said that everything in the world is dependent on
    • into heat is as though the people in this whole audience suddenly
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    • as a length and we denote by
    • length of the rod. Let us denote this relative expansion by
    • have denoted by
    • whose denominator is greater than its numerator, then when I square or
    • denominator is usually very large. Therefore say most physics books: if I square
    • This chasm has widened more and more since the 17th
    • dense than water, floats on the surface of the water. This is a
    • might say that it would never occur to a physicist to deny that the
    • it tore itself free to attain independent action while the gaseous,
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    • that a gas which has the tendency to spread out in all directions is
    • bring about a change in the heat condition, it is self-evident that
    • the form of solid bodies, the diffusing tendency of gases and the
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    • belonging in the realm of the mechanical. The dependence of gas
    • to their students as to show that one must leave ordinary space in
    • in their students, who are intelligent people since they find
    • people in general, even if they were not students of physics, would
    • of hundred degrees; at that moment we could no longer be identical
    • experience it as independent beings, but we do not experience it
    • really is there and takes place, and can its existence be denied
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    • the poem. At first you will always have the tendency, when you recite
    • dependent on our bodies. We cannot, for instance, do without our
    • dependence on our corporeality. In other words, the instant we
    • We are not conscious of either one. Both these things are hidden from
    • guards against this, but the tendency to become materialistic is quite
    • stated otherwise, is less dense than water. When it goes over into the
    • denser. Only by virtue of this fact can ice float on the surface of
    • increases, namely that bodies become less and less dense as they are
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    • was before being heated. Then we will find the vapor tension dependent
    • is the pressure exerted by a vapor dependent on the temperature, but
    • liquid has the tendency to fall to the earth. Since the other portions
    • surface of water there is a certain tendency which, when I picture it
    • condition where it is more evident. We must see whether in the fluid
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    • this definition is not dependent on how we consider energy. It does
    • factors. Nor is it dependent on whether we hold this or that view of
    • remainder of the earth-induced tendency to surface formation as shown
    • shown to you) this heat which always raises the diffusing tendency in
    • toward the drop form. Many other tendencies are operative during the
    • Wärmenach, such as a tendency toward crystallization. And what
    • being of the sun, a continual dissolving of this tendency toward
    • motion of the earth turns it away from the sun, a tendency to become a
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    • consistive in this up and down movement. We can see the condensation
    • complete transformation the condensation water would not show any rise
    • condensate. The water is 20° and we can see whether the condensate is
    • condensate. Now we condense the vapor; the condensate water drops in
    • succeeds fully, you may determine for yourselves that the condensate
    • in a universe whose processes preserve us, but which has a tendency to
    • condensation water as heat.” It is not in this way that I stand
    • the passage of it into the condensation water are related to the
    • solid seeks to make itself an independent unit, that it tends to build
    • there is always present the tendency for a perpetuum mobile to arise.
    • But a counter tendency appears at once. We can therefore say that
    • wherever the tendency arises to form a perpetuum mobile, the opposite
    • tendency arises in the environment to prevent this. If you will orient
    • the manifestation of tone arises through condensations and
    • with condensation and rarefaction in the body of the gas as a whole.
    • corresponds to form in the solid, we must look for it in condensation
    • condensation and rarefaction.
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    • condensation and rarefaction (this will be verified in our subsequent
    • into another manifesting as rarefaction and condensation and if then
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    • that is immediately evident in the work performed. We will, as it
    • For you will recollect we denoted the heat of the
    • this we denoted by
    • Here too, we have something that can be denoted as a difference in level.
    • condensation and rarefaction.
    • Gaseous Bodies}condensationrarefaction
    • condensations and rarefactions. This accompanies, and I am now
    • can act on form. I refer to the inner formative tendency. You can do
    • condensation and rarefaction in connection with the relation of tone
    • to the organ of hearing. We must not feel it necessary to identify
    • these condensations and rarefactions in a gaseous body entirely with
    • gas that uses the condensations and rarefactions as an agency when
    • condensations and rarefactions, then there occurs what we perceive
    • nothing but the condensation and rarefaction of the air; tone is a
    • wave-motion that expresses itself as condensation and rarefaction in
    • us from seeing the condensations and rarefactions simply as bearers of
    • identified with the air vibrations, then one is naturally led to
    • completeness as a series of 12 independent colors in a circle, with
    • are dependent on where one stands in relation to the rainbow. These
    • very completely hidden. Things that belong together cannot be
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    • an expansion and this expansion makes itself evident by a depression
    • you hold a wooden stick in the flame in the same way, you will not
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    • spectrum is altered by magnetic forces, it becomes quite evident that
    • solids, through fluids, to condensation and rarefaction, i.e. gases,
    • condensation and rarefaction, beyond the heat condition, just as
    • condensation and rarefaction proper constitute a kind of fluidity of
    • what occurs here? A development of the condensation-rarefaction
    • have a development of the condensation-rarefaction state.
    • more rarefied. When I make matter more and more dense, it comes about
    • rarefaction; and darkening has to be thought of as a condensation, not
    • above (see arrow). From the lower side, the tendency to
    • a tendency to materialization penetrated by a tendency to
    • equilibrium tendency between pressure effects of a material sort and
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    • be taken as self-evident.
    • appears alone with the occurrence of condensation and rarefaction in
    • but on the thickness of the wall which I may denote by
    • Finally, the whole process is dependent upon time. A greater effect is
    • essentially, nor dependent directly on a heat quantity, but is a
    • but you cannot handle what is evidently connected with these, namely
    • independently of the science of external things. No one would think
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    • the phenomena of life as well were hidden away here; only we are not
    • , as we think of it at least, has hidden away in it life, heat, light
    • identify these two realms:
    • an independent status in the gas. The matter may be figuratively
    • independent being. I can think of them by themselves. Now, when I
    • light. I can identify X with light. A further extension of this train
    • of thought leads to the identification of Y with chemical effects, and
    • and darkening as the gas was rarefied or condensed. Fluids were not as
    • possessed an independence that was attributable to its not taking part
    • independent condition.
    • absurdities, physics must be freed of the tendency to study
    • world process has the tendency to run down.”
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    • The gaseous or aeriform world, denoted by X′
    • And lastly, by Z we have denoted the life activity realm
    • by itself in a certain independence over against the material realm.
    • action in fluids. Then there comes about a certain wide independence
    • passing into the earth in all directions from the cosmos, a tendency
    • identical with the condensations and rarefactions of the air that
    • occurring. What occurs is that the characteristic tendency of the heat
    • effect so that the cosmic tendency of the heat opposes the
    • individualizing tendency of the material which, in solids, is the
    • manifest a conductivity, to seek, not for rays, but for a tendency to
    • Our understanding of man himself is really much broadened, you see, if
    • physical facts that this tendency is most noticeable.
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    • of them, and the super-sensible world lies before him. The student of
    • results; but the student of the spirit pursues science as a
    • that of the senses ends. Above all, the research student of
    • man feels himself independent not only of his physical and etheric
    • itself to be independent of all corporeality, and independent of the
    • world remains hidden to observation according to the senses. Knowledge
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    • upwards. We see it in thought-pictures which are condensed into powers
    • world remains hidden for ordinary consciousness. The Yoga-philosophy
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    • hidden behind the will stands to thought in the same relationship as,
    • life on earth, independent of it. So, since we do not stand still at
    • self-experience of what is evident in the earth-life, but which
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    • representation, realization, volition — are dependent on a state
    • something known; and yet we shall have to use them to denote processes
    • what point to good and evil tendencies, and good and evil events in
    • cosmic experience of the soul is widening. It is now a spirit amongst
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    • exclusive form, or system apart from and independent of the
    • identified with the ‘missing’ and the beginning of the
    • being through which it makes itself independent of the other
    • later it feels itself as an independent spiritual being; the cosmos is
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    • thinking. One does actually feel oneself as an independent inner
    • before had indeed lain hidden in one's own nature, but had not surged
    • realize that visions are not independent of the body but dependent on
    • independent of the body. The Visionary is more deeply immersed in his
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    • tendency during earthly existence. The physical organization resists
    • tendencies the ordinary consciousness. For in the dying life of the
    • tendency towards death is required. The organically-growing activity
    • accompanies human life during existence on earth as a tendency, as an
    • to live with a certain independence, for their activities are not
    • existence on earth, hidden by Will, have their effects even after
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    • soul to break away from the body and to be stimulated to independent
    • future physical earth-organism. Man then still has a tendency to look
    • experience in which the tendency is no longer there. (In my
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    • into olden times, for example into the ancient Egyptian culture, and
    • what we justifiably admire today as evidence of the great progress made
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    • is no outer evidence that a mineral feels pain from a blow. From this
    • arise; actual pleasure becomes evident when the salt permeates the water
    • collects into a coherent mass and condenses, this process causes pain
    • somewhere else, independently of the form that was destroyed. When a
    • and it is therefore self-evident to speak of happiness and suffering,
    • realm of the plants, the souls of which are hidden in lower Devachan.
    • Fourthly, the realm of beings whose souls are hidden in upper Devachan.
    • such, the etheric body has densified to such a degree that it has become
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    • in the case of the human being there is a kind of correspondence, and
    • this is dependent upon occult training, is known as buddhi or life spirit.
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    • original records proves to be identical, the occultist will be in a
    • that then densified to become physical man. Now, when he has lived through
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    • of spiritual science it is self-evident that every happening in the
    • paves his path through the world with all the forms that are evidence that
    • bell, widening from above downwards as it flies through astral space, the
    • In the etheric body, where the permanent tendencies are rooted, the driving
    • are identical.
    • in itself is nothing else than a kind of deadening of the living forces
    • human body. It is a happening that hardens, as it were, and deadens
    • otherwise produce copies only, is densified as a result of the male
    • of the woman; through being hardened, in a certain respect killed, it
    • is at the same time individualized. In the deadened etheric body there
    • lies hidden the formative force that brings forth the new human being.
    • perfect correspondence between what is coming down from above to embodiment
    • correspondence
    • dentition. It is an important point in the evolution of humanity when the
    • opinion that the child ought to develop the faculty of independent judgment
    • the world as a truly independent being.
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    • and ego — the bearer of the ego, which means complete independence.
    • moon has since olden time been called “moon.” Here it must
    • unconscious of its own identity, or better said, was possessed of a
    • condition, a hidden condition, so is it in the case of the planet. This
    • the warmth substance of Saturn had densified to a gaseous state. Old
    • and fade away and in which there are indentures. The etheric body now
    • has become fluid or “watery” goes forth as Moon, condenses
    • becoming denser and denser, accompanied the sun. The dense figures and
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    • cloud-body. Certain conditions brought about a densification or hardening
    • what took shape, after the hardening process, as the lowest kingdom
    • took shape; they densified and then, still as the result of rotation,
    • by means of an experiment. A globule of oil in liquid of equal density
    • of warmth. Then this gigantic globe of warmth condensed to the gaseous
    • and earth-plus-moon became one independent body, containing the substances
    • have hardened to the stage of mummification. The earth would have become
    • had left the earth, fearful desolation and hardening of all life took
    • these bodies had become so decadent that the souls would have said:
    • We cannot make use of these bodies, they are too decadent for us, they
    • that should have been habitable down below was often hardened, crusted,
    • when the sun was separated from the earth and the moon produced a hardening
    • it was also necessary for man to undergo a process of hardening followed
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    • the earth densified and solid substances were formed. When in the lecture
    • yesterday it was said that bodies “hardened,” this is not
    • it must not be thought that this means hard and dense in the modern
    • the end of the Lemurian epoch you would not have found even the densest
    • souls who had descended to the earth too soon drew this kind of densest
    • of gradual densification presents itself to clairvoyant sight. Out of
    • to tell you in detail how the physical world densified. Everything really
    • densified. But the being who is man today still tarried, as it were, in a
    • progressively denser, however, the connection with the etheric and astral
    • a being without initiative, without inner independence, an automaton,
    • the deterioration and premature densification of man's astral body;
    • density of flesh developed only later. A similar phenomenon is still
    • have seen the spirit behind the physical world. All of a sudden
    • time; he would have awakened. The inner world would have suddenly vanished
    • come down too soon into matter, it proved to be too dense for him and
    • deep secrets lie hidden — the forces of air and water. Fire was
    • these vehicles near the earth in the air that was still dense to a certain
    • men of still being able to find traces of human evolution in those olden
    • be found because the animals had already hardened while man's constitution
    • at a certain stage of hardening, as in the case of the animals. Because
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    • only since that epoch, so it is quite correct to say that jurisprudence
    • rebirth, and the darkness abated. The spiritual world was suddenly filled
    • with light. Just as the objects in a dark room suddenly become visible
    • as the expression of human freedom and independence. In ancient times
    • personal identity. His higher self continued to exist in the ties of
    • attacks. Their aim was to make each single human being dependent upon
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    • is always in evidence when the level of culture declines. This can be
    • in the course of evolution; it has certain antecedents and must be amenable
    • to the physical plane, densifies, and at the death of the individual
    • or as a tendency to illness. Thus, the causes of illnesses are to be
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    • which before was hidden from us, because there was in ourselves no
    • hidden behind the imagery. But I am not speaking of the second part
    • conviction brought it to pass, that in the olden times, down to the
    • truths, but which the students had to recognise as living truths and
    • in the walk in front of the garden, he points clearly to the false,
    • student was already able to look back at his life from the other
    • hidden treasure, concealed in the mysteries, hence if a man wishes to
    • the gift of the golden King is Wisdom, that of the silver King is
    • will have disappeared when that which Goethe so ardently longed for
    • hidden, but shall be raised to the full light of day, when it shall
    • The golden King goes up to him and says “Feed my Sheep,”
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    • shore on which is to be found the garden of the beautiful Lily, which
    • corners are four kings; a golden, a silver, a bronze king and one
    • love whereby all men can understand one another, and the golden king
    • Serpent. The golden king is Manas, for gold always signifies Manas.
    • recognising that man must die, in order to become.” (‘Denn
    • principles, the Silver King signifies peace, and the Golden King
    • Befestigt mil dauernden Gedanken”.
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    • the Christmas festival, one must recognize the ancient wisdom hidden
    • captured the Golden Fleece. A further important turning point is
    • in the world upon which he himself was dependent. In truth, however,
    • beginning, although it was hidden from mankind throughout the ages we
    • the mood of peace and confidence of spirit that flow from the
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    • into the hidden forces common to himself and nature? Here Goethe
    • confidence and trust for man. In this way the victory of the sun over
    • the very life blood of people — a fact that is denied by the
    • dependent upon the sun's activity as a separate body shining upon the
    • the rhythmical life processes of all the beings dependent upon the
    • ones. Right up to animal life we see how everything is dependent upon
    • we will gain from it the great confidence that unites our own
    • confidence, trust and hope because they have felt that during these
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    • our souls may rise the joyful confidence: Indeed, I, too, shall
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    • to allude to a domain, the reality of which is denied by the external
    • sense impressions. The spiritual is in a sense always hidden from
    • spoken, are the Elemental Spirits that lie hidden behind all that
    • world; facts which are evident to us when we look into the depths of
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    • human soul to the observation of the spiritual world hidden directly
    • that to perceive them we must allow falling water, or water condensed
    • further strengthens the slumbering hidden forces of his soul, then he
    • These consist in care being taken that the student, who through
    • man in the course of his occult development were suddenly driven to
    • of the Rotation of Time is hidden the Spirit of the Planet itself, the
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    • quite independent of his external life. This possibility confronts us
    • men, and this a man carries through the world as an independent inner
    • Now if we look with occult vision into the world hidden behind the
    • We meet with beings not able to lead such an independent inner life as
    • lives an independent inner life, and he is then free from this
    • being they do not enter into an independent inner life, as does man,
    • has his independent inner life. The beings belonging to the next
    • more the occultly developing student can bring himself to be passive
    • become aware how dependent our inner world is on what we experience
    • revealed in his inner being which is independent of his special
    • If we now consider this being independently, so that it has the
    • independent being, we rise to an idea of the beings of the Third
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    • from themselves, so that it remains as an independent being. This will
    • like a sort of shell or skin; it acquires independent existence. If
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    • independent objective existence; but only so long as they remain
    • Hierarchy is a detached world, such an independent world that this
    • When such objective, independent, detached beings proceed from it, it
    • forming independent beings. We may say: They contemplate that which
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    • dependence on the various spiritual beings of the three hierarchies,
    • nothing independent, nothing self-enclosed, like the inner life of
    • beings, immediately above them. Thus what we men call our independent
    • be consistent with their own nature. Every untruth would be a denial
    • of their nature. That would mean nothing less than a deadening, a
    • What I have just described as the denial of their own nature by beings
    • wish to deny their own nature. What did this bring about in these
    • the Third Hierarchy can have no inner independence such as man has. If
    • Hence the necessity arose of denying their own nature and taking on
    • independence, a number of beings of the Third Hierarchy had to give up
    • their own nature, to deny it. They had, so to speak, to bring about in
    • number of them to deny their nature was a feeling of power, of
    • independence and freedom. At a certain time a number of beings of the
    • Third Hierarchy had an impulse, an urge, not merely to be dependent
    • Hierarchy, brought about nothing less than the actual independence of
    • man — making it possible for him to develop an independent life
    • independent of external manifestation.
    • order to develop an independent life of their own; but in so doing
    • inner independent life. What did these spirits wish to surmount? They
    • independent spiritual life, they therefore cut themselves off, they
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    • cosmic system as a sort of Council having its residence in the Sun;
    • condenses the dying matter into moons. Thus it is as though man, when
    • therefore dependent upon the beings of the higher hierarchies down to
    • the Cherubim; the evolution of the fixed star is dependent on the
    • upon it, is dependent upon the forces proceeding from the higher
    • moon is dependent on the forces which proceed from the higher
    • correspondence, we must not stop at these abstract assertions, but
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    • years old were suddenly to arise within him, and all the concepts
    • impression immediately works deadeningly; and in place of what I have
    • described, we immediately reach a kind of stupefaction, a deadening of
    • evident directly a man passes through the gates of death. His physical
    • a certain well-known student of nature, Raoul France, ascribed a soul
    • with a little reflection, it is evident that even on the physical
    • evident that, just as our ten fingers belong to the one soul, so do
    • Devachanic plane it is immediately evident that when stones are
    • must emancipate yourselves entirely from the conception of identifying
    • we know it: — We must not identify what we recognize as the
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    • the physical world. It does not deny an ego to the animal, but states
    • that an ego is denied to the animals, even to the higher animals, on
    • who penetrates into these matters, to deny what we call human
    • unprejudiced study would deny intelligence, even reason, to the animal
    • unprejudiced observer to deny human soul-forces, as such, to the
    • will make this evident.
    • mentioned among the great truths which, as every experienced student
    • occurred to her to identify any of the planetary Spirits of Motion
    • Blavatsky identified the Buddha with Mercury, a great truth was
  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • know that these forms are not accidental but are connected in a
    • To be sure, certain forces are evident in the mineral kingdom — such as
    • space. In olden times Saturn would have revealed himself definitely
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    • It can become increasingly evident in such a document as the Ten
    • independent of their time and place. They are thus held to be more
    • hidden way also in the last part, they show us that the Jewish people
    • he attained independence. Today is hardly the time in which to feel so
    • Now the ego can gaze upon what lay hidden through the ages. It can see
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    • Kali Yuga was preceded by an age in which man was not dependent only
    • to deny the existence of the spiritual world, just as it would be
    • absurd today to deny the existence of the mineral, plant and animal
    • independently of any special religious confession, but simply through
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture I: The Path through the Gospels and The Path of Inner Experience
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    • They were given in Stockholm, Sweden in April of 1912. Printed from
    • at the beginning of our era lose confidence in the historical
    • find what is contained in the Gospels, quite independently of
    • found in spiritual fields independently of them. Now we recognize
    • that it may be seen how, independently of all tradition, this may
    • soul which proceeds independently of our outer organization and which
    • development is such that we are entirely independent of the above,
    • our Ego we go an independent path, not troubling ourselves about our
    • want to be independent and are even educated to form independent
    • independently, it becomes sick and infirm and finally dies.” In
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    • that an Occidental has grown up within Christianity. He will perhaps
    • annoyance to the materialistic Occidental but which we
    • the Occident, and that from his thirtieth to his thirty-third year
    • course of human evolution. Never more shall we, if as Occidentals we
    • upon another. As the Oriental Buddhist would answer to the Occidental
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    • as Savonarola, with certain confidence, a strong will and a
    • which from a certain aspect had been striven for as a tendency,
    • After the unbelievable agony of torture and falsified evidence
  • Title: Lecture: Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny: Lecture I
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    • which is at first hidden, begins to assert itself Out of the physical
    • system becomes the bearer of a denser manifestation, — this force
    • reason is logic identical over the whole earth. Walking, in which
    • certain dependency under natural laws. In relation with these, man
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    • occurred as a deadening, an abstracting, an intellectualizing of
    • accident, all anthroposophical books and other writings should
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    • nature, as well as the opposite tendencies which preceded and had
    • costume; then, with a sudden jump, they adopted a kind of thinking,
    • but which precisely within Germany was denied by men's
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    • as a human being, but through a leaden heaviness in him.
    • olden times human beings were young and grew old in a more natural
    • had in olden times with the spiritual world. This was inevitable
    • evident that the darkness was now complete. There was no heritage any
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    • belonging to reality. You need only look at the literature of olden
    • sleeping consciousness can he work upon himself. And in olden times
    • the candidates for initiation — the students of those days-were
    • assimilated by the head only and is thus entirely dependent upon the
    • fact that present-clay thinking is dependent upon the brain. Such is
    • go, (oriental civilization in spite of its decadence has after all
    • identity when in sleep he was outside the physical body and in the
    • evident to the soul. You should only see it! — well, you will
    • thinking entirely dependent upon the brain. If this is so, even
    • most incredible twaddle is heard when people suddenly feel themselves
    • densest of materialists. It is really terribly difficult for one to
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    • by the thermometer; what the thermometer registers is dependent upon
    • intuition, inborn feelings, or the most evident of axioms and the
    • with overwhelming evidence that all moral intuitions must be
    • he had experienced the idealistic tendencies manifest in his day. He
    • Und lache jeden Meister aus,
    • only a reflection of the Spirit entirely dependent upon the physical
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    • within himself independently of external life the impetus to action.
    • evidence.
    • us consider the moral intuitions of olden times. History has become
    • back before the fifteenth century, it becomes evident that thinking
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    • of mankind. There is a tendency to think that the attitude of the
    • between human beings, the moral impulse of confidence.
    • evident by contrasting the atavistic elements of the older age which
    • dien' ich den Freunden, doch tu' ich es leider mit Neigung,
    • a force is confidence — confidence between one human being and
    • ethical future, so we must call upon confidence in relation to men's
    • draw forth confidence from the depths of our soul. Confidence in an
    • absolutely real sense, individual, unique confidence, is hardest to
    • cultural pedagogics, which is directed towards confidence,
    • realize this necessity to build up confidence in social life; they
    • will also have to experience the tragedy when this confidence cannot
    • disappointed, but because the feeling of confidence and
    • will build to such a degree in the soul upon the joy of confidence
    • confidence between man and man.
    • the mood of confidence in order that the deed may find its way from
    • confidence. For if one individuality is to meet another in a moral
    • way, above all an atmosphere of confidence will be necessary.
    • such a way that we can have the proper confidence in him.
    • but which fills us with confidence — this must become the very
    • life. This was so in olden times. The human being was a totality:
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    • experience became evident, at the beginning of the twentieth century,
    • confidence in what he is imparting.
    • hidden. This is taken to be a poetic way of speaking, but it is no
    • such thing. In every human being another is hidden! This hidden being
    • example, this hidden being is infinitely wiser. He is a super-sensible
    • are “hidden” from one; to speak of super-sensible worlds
    • hidden from outer perception. And that was how there arose deep
    • great deal of confidence in a man who faced the hidden being in one
    • rejection there was hidden the positive — the genuine longing
    • identified with having something communicated by other human beings.
    • is at the bottom of all this? In olden times men understood the
    • of the social life, namely, by confidence. In this particular domain,
    • confidence consists in what one human being tells another, thus
    • Confidence
    • must above all things be evoked in the young. Out of confidence there
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    • the confidential communication of other human beings. The prevalent
    • little about thoughts; for them it was quite evident that thoughts
    • alighted as an independent possession into the human soul. It is of
    • the development of world-history, however, what is solely dependent
    • must be trodden with courage, with the very blood of one's
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    • older, just as the infant is dependent on its mother's breast —
    • the students were given arithmetic — as arithmetic was
    • feeling, our confidence, our reverence, in short all that is in our
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    • golden vessels giving!”
    • set free with the drying up of the body. And people in olden days
    • physical aging for lighting-up his spirit. He is no longer dependent
    • same time artistic, wholly identical with artistic activity. So that
    • to strengthen his ego, begins to be dependent on an older person in
    • experiences to us. We are dependent on what he relates because he
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    • through its dense layers that could bring about a relation with the
    • only with the head was then seen with the whole man.* (An incident is
    • tendency to feel the outer human form in its earthly shape; from his
    • He need not suddenly become clairvoyant; that will
    • through feeling to find his way into what is often hidden in the
    • I was still fairly young, at Baden near Vienna I got to know the
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    • truth is that outer Nature draws it forth. In olden times men saw the
    • Athene and densifying, so that in olden times it would have seemed
    • these numbers and magnitudes to what is only densified materiality. I
    • do not want to raise objections against the service densified
    • incident on a troupe of actors. — A play had been performed for
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    • consider the picture of the dragon; in olden times it had a prophetic
    • meaning and pointed to what would come in the future. But olden times
    • world arise out of the Kant-Laplace primeval nebula which densifies
    • concern as man. In olden times this picture was still seen in
    • dear friends, in olden times when an atavistic clairvoyance was still
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture I: The Power and Mission of Michael
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    • arises in us the tendency to become fantastic, when we yield
    • to “ahrimanize” our bodies, to harden us. The blood would
    • bones has the tendency toward the Ahrimanic. The human being is the
    • subject to their sphere of power, to make mankind dependent upon them,
    • beings have the tendency gradually to include mankind and everything
    • there exists this tremendous contrast between the liberating tendency
    • of the Luciferic beings and the power tendency of the Ahrimanic
    • powers; that means, on the one hand, to use the Luciferic tendency
    • strong tendency to confuse man in regard to the significance of the
    • whom we know that it is identical with the Ahrimanic power—with
    • occidental civilization by the eighth Œcumenical Council of
    • completely dependent on such things as have been put into the world in
    • This does not mean that we ourselves have to become denouncers of
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    • continuous tendency is to die; it has to be constantly revitalized. If
    • completely hidden from modern mankind; the Luciferic spirituality
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    • personal affair. You cannot suddenly resolve to decide in a personal
    • become such that, regardless of how many human beings, independently
    • say that Lucifer has the constant tendency to give a real substantial
    • tendency to permeate our thought contents with ordinary earthly
    • which would be reality and not mere thoughts. This tendency of letting
    • is connected with this Luciferic tendency. To see through the work of
    • belongs to the tendencies of the Michael influence entering our human
    • The Ahrimanic influence is the reverse of the Luciferic tendency. It
    • have to overcome a certain error. I do not wish to burden you unduly
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    • If we go back in the evolution of occidental humanity which received
    • occident up to the end of the Middle Ages through the fact that it was
    • In the occident this is, at the outset, comprehended by means of this
    • century, human beings of the Occident begin to think in the way we
    • is an inspired consciousness which remains very deeply hidden,
    • described as the middle state of consciousness is dependent upon our
    • complete denial of the Divine, we shall find the reason for this
    • occident and are not influenced by their words — they say they
    • of conceiving of the Christ in such a way that we do not identify Him
    • is so connected with the Christ as to be inwardly dependent upon this
    • connection. He is, however, also dependent upon that which has taken
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture V: The Michael Deed and the Michael Influence as Counter-pole of the Ahrimanic Influence
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    • right greater than for instance the right of independence of single,
    • But this sort of conclusion was something quite self-evident for an
    • as these philosophers are dependent upon a historical stream, so all
    • dependent upon the theological stream that developed in the period
    • is on the path of decadence. I drew your attention to the fact that
    • must receive spiritual impulses which counteract decadence. Therefore
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture VI: The Ancient Yoga Culture and the New Yoga Will.
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    • natural events are conceived of as identical with Divine willing, with
    • Providence. Providence and nature events are still one. Man knew that
    • as Providence, in his own movements and in the movements of the tree.
    • that there is something in man whereby Providence that is outside in
    • nature and Providence that is inside in man meet one another.
    • Social Order and Social Confidence) (not translated into English)
    • enter. Just as it was self-evident for the man of the second and third
    • so must it become self-evident for us to think of light as
    • forbidden by the Pope to read my own writings. This is not a light
  • Title: Lecture: Signs of the Times: Michaels Battle and Its Reflection On Earth -- I
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    • concepts of daily waking life. This does not become evident when
    • have students who succeeded in gaining Rothschild's millions? You need
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    • the most spiritual of times. Still, it is an undeniable fact that
    • proceed to deny them. These spiritualized concepts are mistakenly
    • nothing but a denial of its true character. It has sprung from a
    • tendency to cowardice, pure cowardice! One cannot bring oneself to
    • spiritual world. The tendency exists in mankind to wipe out the
    • temperament. It is not a tendency of the spiritual worlds to create
    • further differences among mankind, but it is a tendency of the
    • have on earth the counter-striving spirits who deceive us into denying
    • Denkmethoden. (Not yet translated) Anthroposophic Press, New
    • observe the sudden death of a human being caused by outer or abnormal
    • experiences at the moment of death. Condensed into one moment, he
    • is suddenly delivered not only to the normal nature forces, but his
    • sudden death through the interference of the external world with the
    • this moment there is a sudden flaring up, a sudden flashing forth of a
    • appear out of the hidden depths of the times is of value. This must be
    • not find it dreadful at all. I think it is self-evident and quite
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    • to outline a psychology that takes into account both the soul's hidden
    • preserved from a serious accident.
    • tendency which might be released later by any sort of
    • the horses plunged into the river. Thus the shocking incident
    • — that is not to be denied!
    • order to discover any incidents of childhood which may have
    • a shock, the incident has long since vanished from her
    • simply to draw his dividends from the business. But when he had
    • the gardens that were laid out, but sat in his room alone, and
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    • to outline a psychology that takes into account both the soul's hidden
    • since they are taken for granted by students of spiritual
    • accident, she would have found some other excuse. She needed
    • have taken a line independent of his attention. He tells that
    • must simply be identifying himself with certain clumsy
    • ten year period of authorship, and to offer this incident as an
    • hardly be separated, become independent of each other. If I
    • have to show how thinking (yellow) becomes independent upon the
    • thinking, will becomes independent too (red, right), as I
    • other in the right way, but do not mix in any accidental
    • transcendent egoism of Schopenhauer to try to carry on
    • psychoanalytic tendencies, whom I have met: A theory, a
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    • to outline a psychology that takes into account both the soul's hidden
    • activity are dependent, under ordinary conditions, upon the
    • the hidden depths of the soul.
    • Some of that which exists in the hidden depths of the soul is
    • these hidden depths of soul-life other things also emerge
    • recollection alone, lift these things up from the hidden depths
    • experience which sinks into the hidden depths of the
    • comprehensible to us, if we but knew what hidden elements had
    • tendency, why he feels so deeply dissatisfied in certain
    • down, and surges out of our consciousness into the hidden
    • into what we call the hidden depths of the soul, we remain
    • Mary Magdalene. The ardent desire to be Mary Magdalene is in
    • and identifies herself with her.
    • and those seemingly accidental outer events for which we know
    • which, when we force our way down into the hidden depths of
    • passed over to her nearest students, and has been dragged
    • the problem is this: When we sink down into our hidden
    • remain, that we pass through the hidden depths of our
    • now see what we experience when we descend into the hidden
    • burdened himself with this or that, something happens in
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    • Hidden Soul Powers
    • to outline a psychology that takes into account both the soul's hidden
    • Hidden Soul Powers
    • hidden soul depths, and it will be well in any case to continue
    • out something in hidden soul depths, it will be easy for each
    • ourselves into correspondence with the outer world
    • everything which we may describe as the hidden aspects of
    • [These three terms as used by Rudolf Steiner denote three
    • incident in the super-sensible world — it is called in
    • perception. But if we identify anything in that other
    • The subconscious or hidden soul powers work within us so as to
    • a tendency to have feelings of nausea. If he were subject to
    • and, indeed, all his functions, are dependent upon the world of
    • [This term as used by Rudolf Steiner, denotes a super-sensible faculty (Tr.)]
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    • to outline a psychology that takes into account both the soul's hidden
    • independent members; I mean, in regard to the formative forces
    • willing. And if we broaden our knowledge to the degree possible
    • from our minds when we broaden our knowledge of the outer
    • tendency to depression when forming his recollections,
    • temperamental tendencies in the broadest sense, but by a detour
    • tendencies in the broadest sense which, by a detour through the
    • heart are the karmic propensities, the tendencies of our
    • forming our head with all its predispositions and tendencies in
    • through the upper and then through the lower world. In olden
    • naturally hidden in the subconscious, there is a
    • use today. And diagnoses based upon purely external evidence
    • positive denomination wish to be believers in the Bible and, at
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    • Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien.
    • further in the physical world, how indeed the materialistic tendency
    • had more than thirty years ago, and who as a quite young student was
    • impossible for independent spiritual knowledge to decide through any
    • special preference for either the Oriental or the Occidental view of
    • or correspondingly in the Occidental view, has not yet a full
    • inclines to the Christ through one's Occidental education or one's
    • be independent, so that this individuality is again quite indifferent.
    • unconcerned by it, must be independent of it. This is essential, that
    • tendency to materialism. And many, who today would so willingly be
    • independent individualities, they will look back and say: You were
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    • Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien.
    • were decadent products of this older humanity, that they maintained a
    • who were in decadence, were lower human types, who in their decadence
    • were not independent; the I-ness or Ego-hood, Ego-nature, did not come
    • spirit streams dried up, as it were, condensed to etheric-physical
    • decadent form, these streamings-in indeed transformed themselves,
    • instead of those which later condensed to hair.
    • old Hebrew has this as its own peculiar tendency, to make that which
    • Remember how we have discussed the development of tendencies in the
    • letting those tendencies prevail down in them. From 14 to 21, the
    • becomes independent. Thus the life of the individual runs its course
    • A following generation must have developed other tendencies than a
    • the golden star — would take his path at a definite point of time
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    • Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien.
    • murder Zarathustra, of whom the decadent magicians had said special
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    • constructed as they appear to be to the evidence of the senses,
    • requires real inner courage in one's thought to deny external
    • kingdoms of nature and man, is dependent on the activity of the
    • of those persons in whom a certain tendency was developed which
    • (and that is the tendency which I want to emphasise especially
    • seeks to build a bridge between them. Both these tendencies
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    • identify ourselves with that which in the normal consciousness
    • bodies. But in this epoch we have to identify ourselves with
    • by his physical body; in olden times no man felt himself bound
    • “My soul is not identical with my body,” he also
    • seen by men in olden times, and of which they still knew, there
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    • interpretations are hidden five others, for every saga, has seven
    • hidden in it. Nevertheless, it is not always possible to say the last
    • dependent upon the help of Zeus. Thus we are told that Prometheus
    • of the fifth root-race, and in it real Mystery-truth is hidden. The
  • Title: Lecture: Greek and Germanic Mythology: Lecture II - The Argonaut Saga and the Odyssey
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    • that time had led hidden lives, to gain an influence on evolution. And
    • a large ram with a golden fleece, upon the back of which they were to
    • race had borne the fleece to hidden realms. Still earlier, in
    • hidden — it was the recovery of the golden fleece but it was
    • plunged into matter which was becoming denser, more solid. We then
    • then he comes to Calypso, to the hidden wisdom. Then he can take a
    • first come out of himself, broaden his view, by looking back on the
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    • Attila, identical with Etzel, who was initiated in the Atlantean
    • (fairy tale). “Viele Wunderdinge melden die Mahren alter
    • and in “Das innere Verhältnis der Sprache zu den Cedanken. Das
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    • dependent upon higher Beings, Beings who had gone through their own
    • deep esoteric meaning is hidden. You must realise that what I put
    • independence.
    • expression in time in the gradual training to independence of the
    • elaboration of a tendency that was already there. The most beautiful
    • that the densest kama fell away from the earth and accompanies it as a
    • But it is only in its beginning, it is still hidden, veiled by the
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    • methods are necessary. Then it will become evident that the
    • five currents hidden in him. The healthy etheric body appears so that
    • For the student who
    • called the astral light. When the student engenders light through
    • this dense watery air, sun and stars could not be perceived; a
    • condensed. They covered Atlantis. The Flood signifies the mighty
    • condensation of the mist masses into water. When the water separated
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    • Ardent souls will then come into existence, souls who look up to the
    • but in a finer state. It was only gradually that it condensed to its
    • on the Sun, Moon, and Earth. The densest condition on Saturn was
    • the Sun. Air was added to Fire and was the densest condition on the
    • they. To be sure, the air on the Sun was somewhat denser than our
    • that lived on this Moon was but a condensation of Water. Jelly fish
    • parts had densified sufficiently so that a kind of firm ground like
    • turf, slime or spinach was formed. The greatest densification
    • accordingly and gradually all beings became denser and firmer.
    • Moon, and as a result the Moon became a dense mass with all its
    • certain condition, man identified himself in a certain way with his
    • kind of decadence. The human being evolved beyond this state, but for
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    • he identifies himself with his body. Only gradually, through
    • way, behind every duality a unity is hidden. Therefore, three
    • is, in a sense, already contained. It is hidden within it,
    • hidden in germinal form. It was, as it were, like a sun buried in the
    • evolution. Behind this is a deeply hidden creation, a new creation
    • involution and evolution. At the root of this is a hidden creation
    • a third, hidden element.
    • develop their independence. They have become free through the gift of
    • confidence too early. The accepted principle of today that sends
    • Take a thin golden
    • out on the table and visualize at the same time that green is hidden
    • in den okkulten Schulen überall gilt:
    • Einheit so denken, daß er die Teile immer zur Einheit
    • unsere Mathematik, wie sie heute so eifrig an den
    • und Herren, sich einmal den Zeitbegriff anschauen, wie wir ihn
    • Mathematik die zweite Dimension nennt: Es ist die Zeit. Denn
    • stellen wir ihr die 2 gegenüber und entnehmen ihr den
    • hat. Denn der steckt ja in ihr drin, der Geist, er hat sich ja
    • Formel die ganze Welt in ihrer erscheinenden Zerstreuung, Sie
    • Geistes veranschaulichen. Denn es ist ganz gleich, was sie der
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    • have they developed themselves to their present independence. These
    • identical with the world's form. In a rather trivial theosophical
    • were, in the course of times to come, identifying themselves more and
    • describe a form with which men will one day identify themselves. At
    • out of the cosmos when men will have identified themselves with the
    • member must unite, the man who has overcome death will identify
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    • source of the original world-wisdom. But the treasures hidden in the
    • truth have been kept well hidden and have been accessible only to
    • occultism, of that which has its derivation from the hidden Western
    • Buddha, no one denies it. ‘Yes,’ such a man says, ‘what
    • to independence, through physical existence with which life's
    • Does that man deny the reality of facts who, while declaring that
    • can be brought to a salutary development; does he who says this deny
    • Thus nothing is denied. of the wisdom of the East, the wisdom which
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    • condition. Air itself is nothing but solidified warmth, densified
    • condense into gas, gas into liquid, liquid into solid. ‘Look
    • connected with these processes of condensation and with the formation
    • world-processes of condensation, are continually entering from your
    • earth dies, but with this deadening of the earth I feel it my duty to
    • this sense, who denies or does not understand the spirit and is
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    • is perceptible as outer warmth, which has condensed into external
    • element of warmth condensed on the one side to smoke, or to gas, so
    • physically — the warmth condenses into gas. The Sun is a
    • were now exerted out of cosmic space on the condensed warmth, or gas,
    • conjured forth from, the gas which had condensed from the warmth
    • warmth-substance which had condensed into mist, gas and smoke.
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    • fire and a part of that fire which has condensed to gas or smoke —
    • itself. Universal bodies do not condense of themselves; spiritual
    • Beings have to bring about this process of condensation.
    • Which are the Spiritual Beings who carried over the condensation of
    • condensation. The third condition of our World system is that of the
    • come into being because the Sun substance had condensed still more,
    • co-ordinated the watery element. Gas or air was condensed in it to
    • took place. A part of the dense substance was now thrown out, and two
    • and Beings and became a finer Sun, the second became a denser Moon.
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    • And now you will easily be able to see the correspondence between
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    • of these leaders of mankind. From these hidden centres they worked,
    • The student should avoid making hard and fast rules. There is much
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    • density. Just as one cannot move a mill by means of ice, one also
    • only by degrees. It is the densest part of the fire substance, and
    • an etheric body, which is not so dense. Man already had the
    • circumference. Because it has shrunk it has grown denser; inside the
    • Sun there is not only warmth-substance, but also condensed
    • Thrones. These currents are somewhat denser than those which were
    • as dense as gas, it is interpenetrated by an ether-like body.
    • correspondence to modern conditions, which are differently
    • explain it as a large globe cooled down to the density of waters, and
    • air, and water. According to the densest substance in him, you might
    • here a hidden correspondence. All that is associated with these
    • agglomeration of the special forms, was condensed to that formation
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    • condensation. In the moment when Saturn begins to revolve — we
    • yore. You see that when this happens the personality of olden times
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    • hindering influences that existed there. They had to harden
    • Their bodily sheaths became denser than they would otherwise have
    • denied. You can say: ‘All the essential part of Christian
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    • the things which have been determined. Even so must students of
    • day. And this also takes from us all deadening and paralysing doubt.
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    • about the nature of the higher worlds. Not only in olden times were
    • today. Humanity never has been dependent on the mere study of truths
    • recorded in history, nor is man dependent on receiving these
    • physical brain. Thus man has to become independent of the activity
    • independence during sleep. During our waking life, from morning till
    • able to use its elasticity and to become independent of the
    • exercises for giving the etheric body independence and freedom from
    • of development where he is just as independent of his physical body
    • what means can man acquire such independence of his physical body,
    • deadening of his interests in the outer world for certain ‘festival
    • deadening of interest in the outer world at last liberates a strong
    • the gods. If we now become free and independent there will be a
    • but a being laden with all the imperfections heaped up in his Karma
    • of a carriage on a road the only reality, and denying that a carriage
    • living beings are hidden behind the fire. We become, so to say,
    • fire. Just as our souls are hidden behind our bodies, so the soul and
    • spirit of the fire are hidden by the fire which we perceive with our
    • at its densest. When man's astral body and Ego are free, that is to
    • its densest point and decreases again until the morning when he
    • densest degree. This densest degree of spiritual darkness may be
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    • students of Spiritual Sciences for some time to note the words
    • adjoining it. The first region hidden behind our ordinary world is
    • world is still more deeply hidden. In the physical world one of the
    • what is hidden from him in the ordinary world, but what has just as
    • of conscience are hidden behind it.
    • concrete evidence of these matters. It is possible to indicate
    • place with considerable suddenness. Just as in the plant there is a
    • sudden metamorphosis from leaf to flower, so does one occur in
    • such sudden transitions are perceptible in spiritual life. For
    • then there is a sudden change, as in the case of the conscience in
    • The spirit is hidden behind them. When conscience came to be a voice
    • human beings — it was too slow. Man would have become hardened
    • of the hardening tendency inherent in Earth, the Sun's influence had
    • too little effect, and a portion of these hardening factors had to
    • develop only because man was saved from this hardening and
    • hardening, from ossification. Certain beings were needed which at the
    • earth would have hardened if the moon had not also been ejected;
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    • condensed to air; on Old Moon the air condensed to water, and on
    • otherwise, would have hardened and become mummified. It may be said
    • in the words of the old sages independently of historical tradition.
    • students of spiritual science should make such statements. And why?
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    • plant life the male and female elements develop independently, so in
    • the outer senses of external perception their tendency was to look
    • greater tendency to delve into their soul life, into their inner
    • found behind the veil of his soul life to be identical with that
    • is evident why Zarathustra, the leader of this ancient Persian
    • Europe, but the tendency of them all was to look more towards the
    • in olden times among those peoples whose task was the
    • but who from another aspect inspire trust and confidence. It has been
    • an ancient pre-historic ancestor. In olden times it was the custom
    • world of Sun Beings behind the physical sun, as the hidden spirit of
    • that Dr. Steiner has ever identified Christ with Zarathustra. This he
    • flooding our earthly world, of the being heretofore hidden behind the
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    • beings of etheric substance, who did not descend to the density of a
    • ancient Indian saw not only the dense elements but also the finer,
    • for him to descend to dense physical matter in order to acquire
    • upwards. I have descended from these worlds to denser matter, yet in
    • in dense matter.’ The soul of the ancient Indian further
    • world to the spiritual world lying hidden behind it. And this is what
    • sub-terrestrial gods hidden behind the veil of soul experiences if an
    • external spiritual world hidden behind the veil of the sense-world,
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    • day sense-perceptions, was to the Indian spirit of the olden times
    • time when the tendency of evolution is in the opposite direction. We
    • brain. Think this over a little, and it will become evident that
    • that of sight. It is evident that as regards hearing, if we look in
    • world. The reason for this was that in those olden times, for
    • is manifest. These are intimate, hidden processes in human evolution,
    • independent I of any proofs to be established by physical research.
    • into olden times, the more significant does their age of splendour
    • period. The mysteries themselves had fallen into decadence.
    • of their decadence clairvoyant consciousness was cultivated in these
    • curiosity, that men would fain know something about the hidden
    • secret connections, hidden from the human gaze, were clairvoyantly
    • Something still continues to enter into man from olden times, but the
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    • what was hidden from the external sight, and are the sub-terrestrial
    • first had to remain hidden, and who did not accompany the sun in its
    • becoming independent of those divine beings which would otherwise
    • wonderful post-Atlantean culture and to identify itself with a soul
    • to collect out of the surrounding world experiences which are hidden
    • themselves in olden times, a reverence such as is offered to a divine
    • through the etheric body the highest unity was hidden from him, but
    • soul life established its independence. The development of the
    • suddenly and presenting themselves in a flash. These people did not
    • arises to be a reflection of the hidden gods whom men do not meet
    • be entirely hidden from the eyes of man. This highest reality was
    • was not identical though similar. Then came the epoch which was to
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    • upon which, in those olden times, man sought for wisdom, upon which
    • olden times taught of the spiritual world lying hidden behind the
    • into the world. In olden days the task of the earth was to bring in
    • provided the foundation of love in the olden times. And the cases
    • in the olden times, it was natural to speak of those who were
    • And this love which, independently of successive ages, is to
    • in the olden times of the children of Lucifer, the Christ principle
    • this sense, then, we gaze upon the Wisdom-element which in olden
    • have the proper comprehension, much lies hidden — an
    • is identical with Budhasaph — both these last forms are Arabic
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    • Ages. Today it is felt too, but not acknowledged. In olden times that
    • of the old Sun, the heart was dependent upon the forces governing
    • and a Moon element can be observed in its tendencies. Then Earth,
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    • less dense. This thinning of the etheric and the astral bodies offers
    • the action of manas it is unburdened. The result is that at certain
    • unburdening of the physical matter in question. This in turn enables
    • physical matter. A certain hardening is the consequence. We even find
    • to identify ourselves with the outer world. We must distinguish
    • well as “feeling.” With this in mind let the student now
    • was used in old Hebrew to denote the first human form, but by the
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    • identical underlying conception. Whether the word used is amor
    • intellectual soul has no part, an organ independent of the work of
    • be dammed up in the middle and a condensation would result.
    • human being gives credence to what is told him, provided it resembles
    • of theosophy. Ours is between the two. A feeling of confidence and
    • vertical is an historic incident, but it could no more have taken
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    • does look that way, and that is evidence proffered by the world of
    • soul outward, or at least, it has that tendency. As a matter of fact,
    • about the outer world cannot be correct without an inner tendency to
    • to the tendency to truth. Out of a right tendency to truth we must
    • the inner tendency to truth, it must inevitably fall into all sorts
    • lie open in the sense world, that are not hidden from us. There we
    • the tendency to solidify the earth. This explains the lopsidedness,
    • the great continents, in the southern, the vast oceans; the tendency
    • developed, the ego must activate new currents independently, currents
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    • good or bad. True, the verdict must arise in us, but independent of
    • nevertheless have a significance independent of our inner frame of
    • something that must be independent of us: judgment (good or evil).
    • life. Everything else denotes something that derives from without
    • a hidden experience of hate, exactly as you have when you turn from a
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    • dominion of these independent visualizations, longings and desires.
    • You can easily convince yourselves of the independence of
    • its own accord in the soul life, but is a result of the independent
    • and others who cannot, and this points to the independent life of our
    • life playing around its hero, its ego. Hidden in our soul life is
    • soul life is not independent; the soul experiences the independent
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    • which then live on independently in the soul. Compare this fact with
    • mere correspondence between the desire of the soul and the outer
    • is, a tendency of the reasoning powers toward a decision. Because
    • judgment we are independent, but the reverse is true of desires. In
    • thoroughly hidden, which was satisfied in a certain way, and in the
    • that the decision be reached independently of our arbitrary choice.
    • in which our visualizations act as independent beings in the soul,
    • profitable and could lighten the burden of their lives enormously if
    • At bottom, the main tendency of the soul is desire. This
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    • Neither can reasoning be identical and flow together
    • way independent of desires. There is a certain demand that the human
    • but to reasoning. In relation to all else, reasoning is independent,
    • as a reflected image is not identical with the object reflected), and
    • itself master, and not dependent upon outer perception. This occurs
    • enter the soul life from the other side. This is conclusive evidence
    • every tendency tells of a rich astral life, who is full of interests
    • incarnation a tendency toward the one current or the other, you must
    • gleaned from these lectures is one of justified confidence in
    • fortuitously, and we must really identify ourselves with it by
    • is all askew, but the tendency is significant. It could have been
    • My dear friends, you have identified yourselves with a movement in
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    • extraordinarily ingenious evidence offered by Brentano.
    • is a strange coincidence that just recently a book by Brentano on
    • evidence of reincarnation, can transcend Aristotle, but this
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    • objections, produce evidence and substantiations, but it is only
    • people who deny the reality of the subject itself, the soul. Not only
    • was no question of his denying the existence of the spirit, but we
    • science of the spirit, that denies not only this or that law but the
    • affect the human soul with such force that it is incapable of denying
    • denied. It explains why one might marvel at the idea of searching for
    • completely hidden from man, perceptible only after he had entirely
    • that embraces thinking as well, in so far as thinking is independent
    • recognize the absolutely independent world of truth will find in this
    • independent activity of the spirit, moving as it does in truth,
    • of an independent activity of the spirit, meaning the independent
    • of this independent activity.
    • object are identical. The image is not the object, but purely
    • approximations.” In short, though it cannot be denied that
    • undeniably super-sensible, appears to countless people as sufficient
    • denied. It exists, it is present in the world, it is real; above all,
    • spiritual science as the calling into being of forces hidden in the
    • of error within ourselves can lead to the birth of certain hidden
    • of hidden soul forces is in reality one that acts destructively upon
    • occidental peoples, whatever their theories about a spiritual world,
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    • evidence of the existence of the spirit, in so far as our personal
    • an attribute of the spirit that appears self-evident. That is, its
    • “golden” — not “tree” and “green”
    • golden. Now, what is really the premise of the judgment in this
    • anything. “A golden tree is” — that won't do. So
    • corporeality. Just as little as we can imagine a tree as golden when
    • that this life of visualizations expresses itself independently of
    • is independent of the soul because nothing that remains in the soul
    • happen that is independent of the soul. When we recognize will in its
    • believe an unprejudiced observer of life can deny the possibility of
    • dream. A couple had a son who suddenly became ill and in spite of all
    • he spread out his arms. Suddenly his voice was transformed. It began
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    • of the Occident imbued Frohschammer with this enthusiasm for the
    • be locked up in it.” That is what becomes evident through
    • and confidence that they are bound to crave. Recall this beautiful
    • emotional phraseology, we could say, “Ardently longing for
    • ardently desiring embodiment in the flesh, and not until the
    • because Christian evolution retarded it in the Occident. Concerning
    • independently what has been merely suggested. In such independent
    • mentioned. Everyone proceeding with an independent spirit will find
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    • do we find evidence of any clear ideas of this Festival, and even when
    • tries to express the feeling of communion with the hidden forces
    • that will come in spring — a token of confidence, of hope, of faith
    • Festival of Christmas. There is confidence that the Sun, again in the
    • In olden times it seemed to men in whom living feeling was united with
    • is, and he is dependent upon the Sun as the heavenly body from which
    • everything, even the very life of animals is dependent upon the
    • ideal, this is evidence that men have not realised what truth really
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    • Den friedensvollen Hort.
    • earth, is hidden; the earth can see the sun no longer. Then, ring upon
    • birth in our souls the joyful confidence: I too shall experience the
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    • coincident with the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. But in this very fact
    • and to be identified with the birth of Jesus of Nazareth — but in a most
    • January, forces working in hidden depths of the soul caused the
    • forces of this Child-Soul can give you the firm confidence that you
    • we have the Easter thought, equally a source of hope and confidence
    • spirit, your divine origin is an eternal reality, hidden though it be
    • soul undergoes in these spirit-depths of the earth is entirely hidden
    • inherited powers of clairvoyance — makes it evident to us that at the
    • conscious of the forces which give thee confidence and certainty in
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    • Denmark, was the centre from which, in those ancient times, important
    • even the Goddess herself are bathed in a hidden lake. Slaves perform
    • from olden days as a dream-experience was transferred to a later date
    • And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
    • the wooden Cross on Golgotha was not the only crucifixion. A time must
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    • consciousness. A true conception of these things is rarely in evidence
    • The modern mind with its tendency to abstraction and theory and its
    • independent of earthly life. And this is the kind of experience that
    • evident in the war), men spoke of Christ but were really venerating
    • the principle of nationality, the claiming of national Gods, denotes a
    • worship Christ as a national God — it is they who deny Him most
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    • evidence everywhere that at the time of the approach of Christmas, the
    • self-dependence. It was necessary for man to enter for a while into
    • But who will deny that the love poured out to the wellspring of
    • a habit? Who will deny that in our age the Christmas Festival has lost
    • In olden times men knew that they had lived in Divine-Spiritual
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    • The deeply hidden knowledge of the sacred way:
    • The deeply hidden knowledge of the sacred way:
    • the Gnostics of olden times but are quickened and enriched by
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    • evident. It lay between the periods of two tragic poets: Ćschylos, who
    • olden times. This state of things continued down to the time when, in
    • into decadence, but when a music full of enchantment passed through
    • Providence’ — which is the same as the Buddhi-plane. What is
    • World of Providence. European languages cannot truly give a name to
    • Providence,’ one cannot just give any name one pleases.
    • Providence. That is a good name, for it is precisely the task of the
    • Bodhisattvas to guide the world as a good ‘providence’ from
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    • faculties. For we must always establish as a golden rule the fact that
    • something remarkable will become evident, The soul-experiences, the
    • in your garden once a day; that gives you a feeling of satisfaction.
    • perhaps stolen, and you are not able to water your garden. You are
    • wanted to water your garden. Thus the astral and etheric bodies are
    • wishing to water your garden, would make extra efforts to find the
    • tendency.’ No man is considered an educated man to-day who does
    • profession has ascertained as to ‘inherited tendencies.’
    • at once: ‘he is suffering from an inherited tendency.’
    • stronger, and will be able to conquer his inherited tendencies; for
    • his inherited tendencies; they will work harmfully in him. No wonder
    • then, that so-called inherited tendencies have such dreadful results;
    • tendencies and are deprived of what counteracts them. The belief in
    • inherited tendencies is cultivated, and the spiritual conception of
    • taken away. First the power of the inherited tendencies is discovered,
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    • becoming a being in whom the luciferic principle is hidden. Even if
    • own impulses. He would otherwise have remained entirely dependent upon
    • between good and evil, the beings dependent upon them had no such
    • nor could he be led into untruth. Thus did the tendency to lying and
    • and independent, but he also thereby made his own development more
    • ‘Golden Age.’ This is no fanciful conception: ‘Golden
    • Age’ is simply the expression used by those men of olden times
    • age of humanity, such as has just been described. This Golden Age,
    • the Golden Age came the so-called ‘Silver Age.’ Man was
    • possess them as natural tendencies. These faculties will be seen in a
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    • mean that the activity of the astral body will suddenly cease, or that
    • worse. Whereas in olden times man, when in ecstasy ascended to the
    • of St. Matthew's Gospel. We might re-write it thus: In olden times
    • Christianity was founded. When in olden times he was filled with the
    • A third point is this. In olden times, when men could permeate
    • body, and informs us that it was formerly possible, in the olden times
    • will give back the Gospels to mankind! This coincidence will not be
    • accidental, it will come of necessity. It may be that in our own time
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    • fact — which is undeniably true, and with which everyone is
    • contemplating the self-evident polarity between man's head and his
    • We have thus pointed to a polarity in man and to its correspondence in
    • develop a dense material form. When we look back not only do we find
    • dense and material, but at the same time it has retained an earlier,
    • one does not feel firmly fastened into it, identifying oneself
    • Can we find a correspondence in the Cosmos to the polarity between
    • condensed and thickened, so that it represents a later condition, a
    • dense as it must have become if it had retained the Moon within it.
    • a culture which has created its ideas with a densified brain, those
    • same ideas tend to create dense outlines which cannot be modified, so
    • man is a student of Spiritual Science he will of necessity grow to
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    • development of man, of what has just been asserted, that in olden
    • olden times the soul possessed a certain clairvoyance as a normal
    • by his wrong-doing. In olden times we find that when an evil deed was
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    • searches through the several records of olden times that are supposed
    • Christ which St. Paul had [and which Drews does not attempt to deny],
    • deny His existence in any historical sense.’
    • hearts urging them towards the denial of the historic Christ? What is
    • independent spiritual consciousness tell us? What do we learn
    • concerning the spiritual worlds on the path which can be trodden any
    • and eighty degrees simply because in olden times that was laid down as
    • find again in them what we found in the spiritual worlds independently
    • is worthy of confidence, is a very natural one. “What they did on
    • This forms part of a certain tendency of our time, which we may
    • hidden from Blavatsky. Her task was to point out the germs of truth in
    • revelations given in the Old and New Testaments was denied her. We
    • of our comrade H. C. Olcott, the first President of the Theosophical
    • denial of the historic Jesus and indeed there is a certain relation
    • other founders of religion. It never occurred to Blavatsky to deny the
    • earlier. She did not deny His existence, but she did not recognise
    • with what those who deny the historic Jesus are doing to-day.
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    • impressions, and since it identifies itself with these impressions it
    • intensified to the point that the divinity of Christ was denied. The
    • The whole tendency of modern thinking is to seek the reflection of
    • nothing whatever to do with any form of denominational Christianity.
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    • difference, and it becomes evident when the men in question pass into
    • religious denomination on earth can never impart to the soul what is
    • Look for the same thing in any other denominational creed, and the
    • Christ ought not to maintain that all denominations and creeds can
    • particular denomination, the Christ can be accepted by a Hindu or an
    • religious denominations simply do not understand what the true
    • relation to all religious denominations and world-conceptions speaks
    • dependent upon theoretical understanding, but upon our being
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    • from the spiritual world, usually denoted as chance occurrences.
    • was the case in this instance. It is not a question of coincidence.
    • find along the wayside gladdens us. This would not happen on the
    • wisely given in olden times. The Sun is below us and so is the light
    • But where is he? In Sweden at Norrköping I drew attention to yet
    • illumine us as the golden light of the morning illuminates the things
    • that each presupposes and then senses the occultly hidden in the
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    • dependent on how we spent our earthly existence.
    • that as a result of an atheistic tendency in the soul, of rejecting
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    • interests, and inasmuch as they are dependent on physical organs, and
    • are dependent upon the nature of his inner life, the disposition of
    • a burden to him. At most, it might be possible, although even in
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    • something, is dependent. We likewise feel a dependency in our
    • accident. One cannot mention all possible cases and yet they happen
    • accident, or it might also happen that in such a manner a joyful
    • independent etheric body, expressed by means of the forms of the
    • active, independent form the physical and etheric bodies and the ego,
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    • this very train is involved in a serious accident. What can we gather
    • saved from danger by an apparent coincidence. A man from Berlin
    • that they think the same. This can last for years and then suddenly
    • sleep we are not dependent in the spiritual world on the cosmic solar
    • learn increasingly to become independent of what is bound to the
    • of future incarnations. Then we will have thoughts independent from
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    • spiritual world remains hidden from him. The seer, however, can
    • burden of physical existence. I was then quite unable to imagine life
    • would have been sheer foolishness in those times to deny the
    • spiritual world, as much as if today a person would deny the
    • denied because it was perceived. That man has lost the immediate
    • forward. In its place he has gained a greater degree of independence
    • upon, particularly in our age, to become ever more independent in his
    • In many people we find a propensity that in everyday life we denote
    • different ways. We know, for instance, that in olden times epidemic
    • world. Our whole being is dependent on what occurred previously in
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    • with which the soul is burdened by such a lack of communication. He
    • morning at eight in order to go to work. One day you suddenly notice
    • a person misses a train that is later involved in an accident. Had he
    • the feeling, “An enormous amount lies hidden in the very ground
    • something happens externally a hidden something lies behind it. Each
    • growing sense of devotion towards what is hidden. As this feeling
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    • For ordinary human beings who are dependent on life as it unfolds
    • I bring forth these things so that you can widen your gaze from
    • are dependent upon the previous earthly connections. These matters
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    • of inner tendencies. In order to receive the gifts from the higher
    • and a new birth. We remain in darkness if we have denied or turned
    • darkness, yet is unable to illumine the particular area independently
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    • burdens borne by those whose lives do not inspire enthusiasm. Souls
    • instance, when a person dies prematurely as a result of an accident
    • accidents into our world. On the other hand, are those souls who fall
    • ill, are stricken by premature death and are involved in accidents.
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    • Moon sphere as we call it, the “body” denotes the
    • that keeps us behind our proper stage of evolution and thus denotes
    • ago. To the eyes of the seer it is quite evident that there was good
    • when he was born again his innate tendencies made him specially able
    • initiate is able to widen his vision, the more souls are found who
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    • In considering other initiates or religious founders it is evident
    • realm in which we are dependent on spiritual light. Previously,
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    • burdens itself the human soul could disappear in the course of
    • completely dependent on himself because as human beings on earth we
    • all men. That is why love of all humanity is self-evident to all men.
    • That is why love of all humanity is self-evident to all moral people.
    • impulse to grasp all religious creeds and tendencies.
    • a Wotan cult today that would be the equivalent of an occidental
    • independent from the system of blood and nerves. Whether we have big
    • appropriate substance in order that his head might harden in the
    • his head could harden in the appropriate way.
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    • utterly denied the spirit both in his thoughts and in his feelings.
    • There are many theoretical materialists who deny the spirit and who
    • totally deny the spiritual world so that the fearful circumstances I
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    • yourself that hidden within it there may be something else which does
    • Indeed, this very tendency led at a certain time in the evolution of
    • ones. Just as someone might deny the force of gravity and say that
    • and then come down again to Earth. All this you simply deny.”
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    • nowadays must make any concession to authority! That would deny the
    • This is one tendency that dominates our life in the widest circles,
    • which it belongs is no evidence for its general validity. Someone can
    • occur, and can lead to a complete denial of material life. We should
    • most real, the Spirit, but they are one-sided; they deny the
    • meaning unless there is within it a progressive tendency; unless from
    • can direct itself, independently of the world. According to this
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    • There are souls who have the tendency to receive a given influence on
    • possibility in his own soul of bringing out from its hidden sources
    • being of things lies hidden; but he does not suppose that this
    • Mystic. A person who takes this standpoint is a Transcendentalist —
    • a thing is transcendent, but that it does not enter into the soul —
    • hence Transcendentalism. The Transcendentalist has the feeling: “When
    • Transcendentalist does. He can say; “The essential nature of
    • Transcendentalist says; “If with your eyes you see red and
    • blue, but lies hidden behind it. You must use your eyes; then you can
    • the mood I now have in mind will not accept Transcendentalism. On the
    • that sound, ever so intensely; nothing of this expresses the hidden
    • hidden being.” Anyone who speaks in this way speaks very much
    • find expression. We should be Transcendentalists if we said: “The
    • Mysticism as Venus, Transcendentalism as Mercury, and Occultism as Moon
    • an Empiricist, a Mystic, a Transcendentalist, an Occultist. All this
    • exercises, the various psychic moods — Occultism, Transcendentalism,
    • to the man who observes the Earth on its own account, independently
    • Mysticism, Transcendentalism, Occultism, and all this moving round
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    • tendency to change is already given. Let us suppose that such a soul
    • wants to carry this tendency further in life. It wants to swing
    • Hence we have an independent status in relation to the Beings of the
    • same time we are independent beings with identities of our own, as
    • mind, and makes it dependent on this falsity. Therewith the door is
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    • yourself that hidden within it there may be something else which does
    • Indeed, this very tendency led at a certain time in the evolution of
    • ones. Just as someone might deny the force of gravity and say that
    • and then come down again to Earth. All this you simply deny.”
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    • nowadays must make any concession to authority! That would deny the
    • This is one tendency that dominates our life in the widest circles,
    • which it belongs is no evidence for its general validity. Someone can
    • occur, and can lead to a complete denial of material life. We should
    • most real, the Spirit, but they are one-sided; they deny the
    • meaning unless there is within it a progressive tendency; unless from
    • can direct itself, independently of the world. According to this
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    • There are souls who have the tendency to receive a given influence on
    • possibility in his own soul of bringing out from its hidden sources
    • being of things lies hidden; but he does not suppose that this
    • Mystic. A person who takes this standpoint is a Transcendentalist —
    • a thing is transcendent, but that it does not enter into the soul —
    • hence Transcendentalism. The Transcendentalist has the feeling: “When
    • Transcendentalist does. He can say; “The essential nature of
    • Transcendentalist says; “If with your eyes you see red and
    • blue, but lies hidden behind it. You must use your eyes; then you can
    • the mood I now have in mind will not accept Transcendentalism. On the
    • that sound, ever so intensely; nothing of this expresses the hidden
    • hidden being.” Anyone who speaks in this way speaks very much
    • find expression. We should be Transcendentalists if we said: “The
    • Mysticism as Venus, Transcendentalism as Mercury, and Occultism as Moon
    • an Empiricist, a Mystic, a Transcendentalist, an Occultist. All this
    • exercises, the various psychic moods — Occultism, Transcendentalism,
    • to the man who observes the Earth on its own account, independently
    • Mysticism, Transcendentalism, Occultism, and all this moving round
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    • tendency to change is already given. Let us suppose that such a soul
    • wants to carry this tendency further in life. It wants to swing
    • Hence we have an independent status in relation to the Beings of the
    • same time we are independent beings with identities of our own, as
    • mind, and makes it dependent on this falsity. Therewith the door is
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    • another's pain, to lay the burden of a stranger's suffering upon his
    • burden of his pain. But what must one do if one wants to caricature?
    • caricature. No-one will deny that just as through tragic compassion
    • nothing but densified Spirit.
    • whole universe, we see material beings arise out of it, densifying,
    • into matter and is hardened there. Thus does the astral body —
    • substance denuded of life — it decays, it has the peculiarity
    • manifestation of a deeply hidden pain?
    • harden, crystallize in physical things and organisms up to man, and
    • how through a dissolution of what has hardened, the Spirit can be
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    • differences between man and beast. It must therefore also deny evil.
    • whole nature of the cosmos. If one denies it one can in no way grasp
    • its highest. Wisdom rests hidden on the foundation of
    • plants, so are the gods dependent on man. That was so beautifully
    • self-conscious and realised that he was an independent being.
    • adorn the garden. That must be inscribed deeply into the soul in a
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    • being has become independent and conscious of self pre-supposes
    • could never live a soul who had independence, consciousness, and
    • independent activity. The signal for this free activity of the
    • arising out of original tendencies, and the other which the ego
    • hardens, the pulse becomes slow. The astral body finally feeds upon
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    • have confidence that karma itself will dictate to us what we shall
    • our confidence in karma will be more fully awakened, and we shall have
    • something else in connection with this incident, we shall, to a
    • the effect there must be something hidden from the person when he sets
    • independent of whether or not there be direct intention on the part of
    • at the recognition of a law of inter-dependence in life, any more than
    • life can lead us to the perception of a law of inter-dependence. Let
    • Suppose that a young man in his nineteenth year, who by some accident
    • an occurrence in life, like the student in physics observing the
    • would become evident that something apparently inexplicable had taken
    • no student of physics examining the laws of the velocity of a falling
    • must try first to develop tendencies latent in him and draw them out,
    • inherent tendencies of his soul have been observed and naturally
    • life karma, but by the law of inter-dependence which karma as a whole
    • consciousness comes into play — one that is independent of the
    • between death and re-birth the tendency and intention is formed to
    • says of himself, ‘Yes, it is I who have robbed the golden vessels
    • constellations. Who would deny that an Eskimo is a different sort of
    • spiritual impulse towards materialism is coincident with the
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    • What might be called external evidence of the reality of karmic law
    • will be occasion specially to point out this external evidence. On
    • there has been the tendency in our western development to ascribe to
    • materialistic views and tendencies they will develop the forces which
    • destiny, this karma, that the peoples of the West have a tendency to
    • be given a slower tempo, and denser forces placed at its disposal.
    • way. The state of the Earth was now too dense, and it exercised a
    • will be of the same colour, the same density, etc. Now let us suppose
    • their forces, in the stress of evolution like the denser constituents
    • found this so dense, owing to events that had taken place on the earth
    • beings which had hardened. Different beings now took possession of
    • of that time the luciferic principle, the tendency in us to all that
    • body and yet a life independent of it, so that we might become more
    • and more independent of the physical body. But these other beings
    • independent existence outside us.
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    • connected only with immediate causes. For the fundamental tendency in
    • invalid himself. For it cannot be denied that the patients themselves
    • in the etheric body. But we should not deny that such provocation to
    • and is in a certain sense independent of it. Now the nature of the
    • dependence on the physical body. This is the case with the higher
    • carrying on an independent existence. When we come to the higher
    • deeds. This is in fact the case. He develops tendencies which are
    • directed against his own being, and these tendencies, in so far as
    • tendency towards telling lies. This is a tendency which proceeds from
    • death, and a profound tendency against lying will appear. He will then
    • not agree and this is due to the previous tendency to lying. And
    • whence came this tendency to lying? — for in that tendency the
    • tendency to lying in the next incarnation; and in the third
    • incarnation this tendency to lying manifests itself in incorrectly
    • incarnation, the tendency to lying in the second, and the physical
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    • the vision of his own life he acquires the tendency to bring about the
    • forms intentions and tendencies during the time up to a new birth, and
    • body. Thus this new body is penetrated with the tendency so to act on
    • manifold thoughts and tendencies cross one another, making the human
    • tendencies and desires. To illustrate this, let us take a striking
    • actions a lack of independence, a lack of character which no longer
    • tendency: ‘You must develop within you forces which increase your
    • arouse in him the tendency in his next incarnation to experience some
    • such a way that, through his karma, he brings with him the tendency
    • also gave him the tendency to act and judge more from his emotions,
    • identified with the physical earthly world than he would otherwise
    • his body and has identified himself more with it, for if the influence
    • had previously created from within the tendency towards illusion and
    • character which had within it the tendency towards sexual excess, and
    • to lead to the independence of the human being in this special sense.
    • chance, through our being exposed to some accident or other. In brief,
    • accidents, as, for example, when one falls under the wheels of a
    • railway train. How are we to understand so-called accidents in
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • tendency to absorb forces that will render him capable of
    • tendency will lead him to seek an opportunity of contracting cholera,
    • formed by a soul that has brought with it the tendency to overcome
    • measles quite unnecessary, since the tendencies brought forth in this
    • the subject: ‘Natural and accidental illnesses of man.’ For
    • endeavour to deny the presence within our soul of that which the world
    • psychologist discusses the suicides of students which occur so
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    • earlier lives, but we shall also learn that accidents which befall us,
    • We saw yesterday how chance or accident always presents the external
    • accidents, that is to say those events that are generally called
    • ‘accidents,’ come about.
    • and that as such characteristics are there, certain tendencies towards
    • birth they are converted into the particular tendency to be expressed
    • in the next incarnation. And this tendency leads the person to seek
    • will be connected with the tendency in his soul to come into a family
    • body has a tendency towards a closer union with the etheric and the
    • no part in this; but that the tendency created in an earlier life
    • Let us try to explain the peculiar tendency acquired by a
    • really seeks out the accident.
    • to accidents and other exterior causes of illness. How this is brought
    • our ordinary consciousness to avoid such accidents, are questions we
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    • tendency to incarnate ourselves in conditions where we shall have to
    • begin to accept instruction, it soon becomes evident that the visions,
    • giving the tendency to comfortable living, to comfort, to ease and
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    • that our soul was laden with transgressions. These transgressions may
    • work independently in that incarnation, and it makes a difference
    • to balance this imperfection. This desire we incorporate as tendency,
    • forces, we shape our new organism so that it must have a tendency
    • been active within us. Thus we have within us a tendency to compensate
    • of concluding that every accident should be traced to something
    • accident: ‘This is your karma; this is the karmic result of your
    • life we can observe the causes. If an accident happens, however, for
    • intervened at a given moment! How could the spiritual life of olden
    • in a catastrophe or an accident. Such an event may appear as a primary
    • two identical cases. If we study human life, however, we shall find
    • removed the inner tendency towards uncharitableness. The case might be such
    • as to remove from it the tendency towards a lack of charity. The
    • there prevailed a general tendency to develop a higher degree of
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karmic Effects Of Our Experiences As Men and Women. Death and Birth In Relationship to Karma
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    • compensation to what might be termed a ‘fatal accident.’
    • intervene in the realm of karma — these things are not dependent
    • certain karmic matters with which mankind had burdened itself in
    • pleasant conditions the tendency towards materialism is specially
    • fashion, as sensation, and this tendency can be traced in every
    • considering karma where its activity is still independent of morality
    • be denied that this woman, by reason of her sex, will undergo
    • merely dependent on her inner soul life, but for the most part they
    • penetrates most deeply into the soul, will have a greater tendency to
    • have a stronger tendency to affect the organism, to modify the
    • tendency towards deeper intervention in the organism by means of the
    • realm. And it is not by accident, but in accordance with a profound
    • Man's nature is more condensed, more concentrated; it has been
    • And the student is glad to know how progressive development is brought
    • with. It may well happen that the student in this second hall will
    • Now a student, if he wants to combine these two statements which
    • the soul, carries with him the tendency between birth and death to
    • not been active, the human tendency to descend into the material
    • Because we have condensed matter, we are inclined to absorb what is
    • denser.
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    • the soul holds back in a certain way and is more independent of
    • a new birth the soul acquired the tendency to transform into matter that
    • condensation of this fundamental substance, which is really no longer
    • out of which all matter only comes into being by a condensing process,
    • substance upon the earth is condensed light.’ There is
    • condensed light. Hence you see that to those who know the facts, there
    • have condensed, compressed light. All matter is, in its essence,
    • healing dependent upon what we may call a ‘psychic healing
    • fall into the narrow-minded error of denying that in such cases there
    • densified light. When one day science has advanced so far as to learn
    • form of condensed light,’ then a spiritual light will be thrown
    • has condensed into external material existence, the more we shall find
    • condensed light, or out of our own soul by the healing loving act, the
    • contrary tendency appears among those souls who are living in the
    • spiritual world between death and a new birth — a tendency which
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    • found, but that such events cannot be identical with the particular karma
    • If this desire for aggrandisement had not been there, it is evident
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    • are experienced that he hidden deep, deep down under the surface, not
    • the power of thinking, with which one feels so confidently connected
    • hypercritical people of our time who denounce anthroposophy certainly
    • people that an obscure meaning can be hidden in clear words.
    • obscure meaning may be hidden is of the two the higher
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    • things of the sense world but not to be so dependent on them as to
    • but when he oversteps his territory, he develops the tendency to
    • order to make it independent. He tries to detach the physical
    • being passes through the gate of death. Ahriman has the tendency,
    • their overstepping their place. Lucifer has the tendency continually
    • the tendency to detach and separate this feeling life of the soul
    • Now Lucifer has the tendency to interchange the two
    • mentioned is under the yoke of Lucifer. They deny Lucifer because
    • they deny all the spiritual worlds.
    • away from the sense organism and make it independent, permeated with
    • the element of self-will and other such tendencies. A person can then
    • deaden themselves and deny its reality. It is actually there. In
    • spiritual world is alive, but people who deaden their soul nature are
    • There is a law that something repressed and deadened at
    • experienced, but the experience shrinks and condenses. A clairvoyant
    • with him the condensed pictures and impressions of the super-sensible
    • pictures shrink and condense, one takes what should be merely picture
    • but he looks for the way to deaden the soul. Then Lucifer carries him
    • ensure the greatest possibility of segregated independence.
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    • nature of the human being is hidden in the very depths of his
    • of man, lies in hidden worlds. Clairvoyant consciousness provides the
    • body for transformation. Then with its tendency towards movement, it
    • — let us say — the president of the Theosophical Society,
    • where our thoughts will lead an independent life. A human being must
    • creeping around there as independent beings, can hurt us, can even
    • suddenly rising up as one or another color-picture or as one or
    • thoughts become — one can say — denser, more alive, more
    • independent, more true to their own nature. What we experience as
    • crystallize in the spirit body of a student-clairvoyant may indeed
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    • time. Of course, it can't be denied that just in these things the
    • Students of spiritual science must get to know what soul experiences
    • cannot be denied: When someone falls deeply in love with another
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    • one to fight fanatically against a new idea, for he had confidence in
    • where the truth can be openly spoken in public) that when a student
    • though hidden behind a veil and in possessing it, he had something
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    • symptoms which bring to the surface what is happening in hidden
    • street and something happens to you that seems accidental, it is
    • earth life when all your sense perception suddenly stops; when you
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    • nevertheless thoroughly independent living thought-beings.
    • conflicting tendencies which it cannot control. These live deep down
    • an independent life, in which our consciousness is immersed.
    • domain, a tendency arises for those parts of man's etheric and astral
    • and become independent to be formed by Ahriman and even given human
    • Ahriman has the chance to make these parts of the soul independent
    • independently of his soul. We move away from his subjectivity into
    • enters the higher world, burdened with all the slag of his lower
    • start working it out now. Johannes's soul is burdened by much
    • loaded a burden of cosmic debt upon himself and has created a being
    • helped create this child, which now exists as an independent being.
    • enchanted weaving of his own being becomes more evident and brings
    • must approach it with great confidence that the true ego will he
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    • at least one especially grotesque example of this tendency. There are
    • Tendencies of this kind come up in many
    • Every impulse and tendency of human evolution changes
    • already given, it is evident that as soon as a person approaches the
    • through its utter loathing — deadens, as it were, its
    • self, we also strengthen all the tendencies, habits, weaknesses and
    • strongly from within, and when the human soul tends to deaden its
    • Ahriman then, condensing what the
    • in condensed form what he has taken from the spiritual world, so that
    • spiritual world. Everything he took in has condensed to what could
    • love is most clearly evident in the experiences of clairvoyant
    • but also the hidden egoism that rages in the depths of men's souls.
    • characteristic tendency of the soul is to direct its particular
    • whole environment during the kamaloka time is dependent on our mood
    • of soul, dependent in such a way that the elemental world we have
    • confidence that the human soul through its own integrity will grasp
    • entitled to hopeful trust and confidence in the future of our
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    • Christus und die Menschliche Seele. Ueber den Sinn des Lebens.
    • in reality a tree or a garden in which plants are growing.
    • It denotes a degree of human attainment, and has no sense apart from
    • day you come to Germany and see the Sistine Madonna in Dresden, you
    • When Goethe in his time traveled from Leipsic to Dresden, he heard
    • officials of the Dresden Gallery said something like this to him: “We
    • more to the occult interpretation, to a higher inter-denominational
    • results as regards interdenominational Christianity, what Raphael has
    • see what Raphael painted. And if he travels to Dresden or to Rome, he
    • interdenominational Christianity to flow into the souls of men. But
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    • struggle for existence from which only a few accidentally escape?”
    • see it. This whole world surges up out of the hidden depths of the
    • passes over into man. This is most evident to clairvoyant vision when
    • Here enters freedom for us. With this we become independent beings. We
    • ourselves and first of all we must kill out every tendency to
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    • us. So many ardent souls have a longing for this world, which has been
    • powerful stream of Rome as it has become. He wanted college students
    • opinion Latin deadened a man's soul to the more inward and intimate
    • To comprehend law and jurisprudence and to represent human
    • devoted themselves to jurisprudence with all their souls. Papinian,
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    • decadence and a special luciferic kingdom would have begun. This did
    • that a certain hardening would arise on earth brought about by an
    • lulled into the luciferic dream, nor could Rome be hardened as these
    • the lemon, as it were, Ahriman presses it out, thereby hardening what
    • Something was needed to counterbalance this tendency. An opposite
    • tendency that has been grafted onto Eastern Europe.
    • painters show evidence as well of the working of church tradition;
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    • that are hidden behind the threshold of knowledge from modern man is
    • Upon the soil of the Western Hemisphere that was now trodden through
    • independence and every inner impulse of the soul. In the mysteries of
    • secrets hidden within it, was carefully concealed by the initiates of
    • soil were murdered by the decadent priesthood, which, though no longer
    • appearance have proved a benefit, bear the inherent tendency to become
    • beneficent ways, but it also has a strong tendency to become the
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    • quite evident to those who have an inner comprehension of what lives
    • which, regarding the spiritual world, they had lost confidence, men
    • Those students of spiritual science who expected nothing from this
    • hidden feeling of the good in spiritual science has, however, been the
    • sympathy and antipathy one also recognizes the denial of the spirit.
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    • into Europe. So here too there is actual external evidence that a
    • only to the knees and dies off from there down. In such identification
    • were impervious to such identification of the concept of prosperity
    • identical; he would then have no opportunity of rising above this
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    • he knew of the spiritually hidden active forces at work in mankind
    • spiritual tendencies were born out of human evolution. In doing so, we
    • in which the Golden King became the representative of wisdom. Since spiritual
    • of things; that shall not be denied. But there was nothing of this
    • France they were suddenly attacked and thrown into prison. During
    • “Have you denied the Host and refrained from speaking the words
    • When suddenly it twines in serpent-curve
    • Held the poor spouse, and from their ardent fire
    • for which gold also stands, hence, “The Golden King of
    • The Cross of stone they set up in the garden;
    • On Golgotha, amidst resplendent sheen;
    • Long since 'tis hidden by its wealth of roses;
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    • denomination, the Anglican Church, to which many people belong; let us
    • denied that many thousands of people, since the divorce of Henry VIII
    • and also in Hume and Darwin, in everything dependent on them, a
    • impulses, is dependent on the fact that a certain religious body was
    • a subconscious state, not only the extraordinary charge of denying the
    • deny that our age has produced great thoughts and achievements. The
    • dependent; it was rather to bring definite faculties into the human
    • karma mankind is heavily burdened in our present grievous and painful
    • times. Today mankind is burdened with the karma of the dream life of
  • Title: Cosmic New Year: Lecture I: The Three Streams in the Life of Civilization. The Mysteries of Light, of Man, and of the Earth.
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    • the hidden depths of his soul-life everyone knows far more than he
    • so sorry for themselves in their souls, if they suddenly received the
    • Jurisprudence, as legal distinctions in Equity, is the attenuated
    • Let us take a characteristic example. Such philosophers, such students
    • Jurisprudence. It crept into nature knowledge as through a window and
    • Natural Science from its dependence on Jurisprudence, we can never
    • among such Russians in their correspondence with each other, how they
    • comfortable paths so often trodden today. Today men fight against the
    • forbidden it. In fact, this is the latest decree from the Holy
    • that it is forbidden to Catholics to read Anthroposophical writings.
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    • circles which have provided the ground for the spiritual tendencies of
    • sound, there is a tendency among so-called civilized nations at the
    • By a strange coincidence, a remarkable thing happened in human
    • centuries, much that is Luciferic is hidden behind what is called
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    • responsible. Independently of us, there is continually taking place in
    • passed through the gates of death, is dependent upon our having left
    • in the course of external nature is dependent upon man's relation to
    • But in Europe all this has hardened into mere words, empty of content.
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    • future hidden from our gaze? The world-mirror is coated with our own
    • our own being remains hidden from us, because we can see through
    • which condensed into religious feeling and religious veneration
    • present, must now be made the beginning. In olden times, man had
  • Title: Cosmic New Year: Lecture V: The Dogma of Revelation and the Dogma of Experience. The Spiritual Mark of the Present Time. A New Year Contemplation.
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    • deny the manifold mistakes and one-sided fallacies which Fichte,
    • toward the apparently hidden, deeper origins of the Nature which
    • himself. But to find our own Self requires confidence in our own
    • to this confidence in their own strength of soul. People want, on the
    • Luciferic, if we deny that it exists, then we succumb to it. Then the
    • religious forces it can unburden itself of the necessity of calling
    • power for the exercise of his independence in the sphere of his needs.
    • the guidance of the West? (This guidance is not only evident through
    • forsaken and trodden under foot that which in the age of Schiller and
    • slight accident. Yes, in Central Europe, men whose will was directed
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    • In the course of history the whole constitution and mood and tendency
    • exact science, than is the best tendency and striving of our natural
    • in time’. Suddenly there stands before us in a single imaginative
    • the nervous system, this new thinking is independent of the physical
    • There is yet another faculty of soul in which the student of the
    • that comes upon us suddenly and, without spending a long time in
    • our existence purely in soul, that is to say, independently of the
    • conception to action is entirely hidden from us. We are asleep, so to
    • his visions and hallucinations; dependent upon them and therefore
    • unable to maintain his full independence. But when undergoing this
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    • dependent for their progress upon the authority of those who had gone
    • as an independent school of anthroposophical science.
    • student can develop his thought-power until it becomes something which
    • But between the students of the new science of Initiation who attain
    • exists independently of his physical bodily organism, and as it
    • ordinary consciousness as the power of deadened thought.
    • substances. But it will not be understood by the deadened thinking,
    • period when thought was abstract and of a deadened quality. The answer
    • lecture, where the power of thought is deadened and becomes like a
    • consciousness of this abstract, deadened thought, that our soul-life,
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    • — yet it is not given the chance to do so. It is denied the
    • Incidentally, the earth did not even exist then. They beheld beings
    • they had completely identified their will with the divine will. The
    • epoch, when a number of those spirits, identified with the divine
    • whose real cosmic destiny was to remain identified with the will of
    • Gemüt — and in the olden times of which I spoke, men
    • been a cosmic one; and they said, in effect: Look back to olden times
    • dependent upon the head but upon the rhythmic organism of man. The air
    • image in man is now sufficiently condensed for him to be aware of it
    • was in man primarily only a tenuous image of Michael; but it condensed
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    • transcendent event had to occur. And the Easter Festival? It could
    • the peculiar tendencies of many people at the present time — as
    • Michael power. It is confidence in the ideas of spirit — given
    • confidence in a spiritual impulse, grasped at a certain point of time,
    • Gemüt as great confidence in spirit, if you will consider
    • will you comprehend the nature of the great confidence in spirit. We
    • subsequent incarnations. And when confidence in spirit will in this
    • greater part of this active confidence in spirit has been
    • development of such confidence. Yet that is what had to come, because
    • clairvoyant in order to have this confidence in spirit. Everyone who
    • this confidence. If a man will saturate himself more and more with
    • confidence in spirit, something will come over him like an
    • anthroposophy. Anthroposophy is in truth warm and ardent: it is the
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    • connection is Dr. Ludwig Staudenmaier's book on Experimental Magic. A
    • natural-scientific mode of thought. Now, Staudenmaier does not exactly
    • phenomena associated with mediumistic conditions. — Staudenmaier
    • preserved from olden times we can find our way into this mysterious
    • during the decadence of the Druid cults, when they contained much that
    • those olden times. Within the cult — and it was a cult that had a
    • always a bull ridden by a man thrusting a sword into the bull's neck;
    • Theodor Fechner, harbored something of a mystic tendency in their
    • circles about the great 19th Century botanists Schleiden
    • Schleiden naturally considered it a mere superstition that Fechner
    • influence on the weather amounted to pure superstition for Schleiden.
    • Frau Professor Fechner and likewise Frau Professor Schleiden caught
    • would have been for Frau Professor Schleiden to say, It is stupid to
    • rainfall. But although Herr Professor Schleiden considered it stupid
    • to take the matter seriously, Frau Professor Schleiden got into a
    • We have often heard that in olden times men had not only that
    • student would be delighted if this sort of thing still happened —
    • while the sediment is denser. Very well: if I want to describe what
    • concluded that once there was a primordial mist that condensed and got
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    • full of life as was in olden times the glorious picture of Michael in
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    • space entirely ceases. Man's experience widens out; he feels quite
    • bound to the earth, but he feels himself dependent on the wide spaces
    • The memory-experience leads us to identify ourselves
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    • him right into the tendencies of his own temperament those impulses,
    • tendencies.” As you see, this is a peculiar kind of thinking,
    • away from physical materiality that which has the tendency in itself
    • spiritual. To transform man into a spiritual being is the tendency
    • they also wish to spiritualise the earth into dense spiritual
    • substance and permeate it with dense spiritual forces.
    • burdened with heredity.” The consequence of this is that the
    • everything in himself independently of external nature. He was thus
    • he then burdens his
    • could see in the late afternoon a kind of red-golden sunlight
    • olden times could speak thus, so the old painters, even at the time
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    • Identification with the
    • immediately evident from what follows.
    • floating up and down “offering one another the golden buckets.”
    • occurred to me quite accidentally when I was just eleven years of
    • this before you, you have identified yourself with this stream
    • the year through our will, and thereby are identified with the stream
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    • as a physical human being, an independent separate existence. He is
    • indeed independent and individual as a psychic and spiritual being;
    • however, the child begins to be independent. Similarly the earth
    • itself developed independence, whereas in the first Saturn period it
    • was more united with the cosmos. This process of becoming independent
    • body. The delusion of man that as a physical being he is independent
    • Metals have something of an independent nature in them, they can be
    • experienced as something independent; and this experience has much,
    • ancient Saturn period, had reached a certain density. If such a thing
    • correspondence is conveyed.
    • tendency from a former earth life. This reveals itself primarily in
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    • the earth had reached a certain density and had acquired forces such
    • atmosphere. The albumen in eggs today is very much denser, but it may
    • become denser, what we now call carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen
    • came afterwards, this hardened state through circumstances which
    • in and then gradually hardening. Silica had a wax-like consistency at
    • that when such silicates in the wax-like condition began to condense
    • forms and thereby they became somewhat harder, somewhat denser. Then
    • cosmos, become dense and then dissolve away, something which grows
    • congealed albumen thickened to the density of jelly or even to that
    • kind; they were not so dense as these are, but they had gelatinous
    • becomes denser and denser. In certain localities the silica
    • of all this arose something which condensed more into itself.
    • that he might be prepared for independent feeling during his earth
    • condensing, then vanishing away! Or if you compare this with a
    • and through that process in somewhat denser fashion developed
    • way they become somewhat denser and develop the first indications of
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    • air is rarefied into fire on the one hand, and again it is condensed
    • earth existed there took place in a denser substance to an enhanced
    • had condensed in the fluid albumen, filling it with chalk so that it
    • fluid was rarefied to air and condensed to solid substance; as in our
    • throats today the air rarefies to heat and condenses to water. That
    • lived in water, rarefied itself to air and condensed to solid
    • condensed everything. The chalk became denser, etc. We human beings
    • could not have admitted this densifying tendency into our own inner
    • which is now the denser element.
    • Goetheanum condensed, as if in written characters:
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    • who has really trodden the path of striving after knowledge, all this
    • statue and the next time the indentations he had made were corrected.
    • this statue; each time the indentations were corrected. Often a group
    • indentations he had made remained. Then he was left alone by himself
    • right way today for the student is to go through these things by an
    • still remains a fact that the modern student must go through the same
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    • In den Weiten sollst du lernen
    • In den Tiefen sollst du lösen
    • Aus dem heiss erflebernden Bösen
    • The tendency of Phantasy to disregard truth, that very
    • tendency to be contented with a relationship to the world which does
    • this tendency the pupil had experienced. But now, out of the
    • Initiation entrance into these hidden worlds, worlds to which,
    • the hidden sides of existence in regard to the world and man, which
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    • in the man the foolishness is evident of feeling ourselves limited by
    • attention, indeed it must be granted that many students do not bring
    • he was suddenly something like a flaming thing, also something like a
    • centre, as if the air in him became condensed, so that, if we would
    • then at a particular moment he had suddenly a quite peculiar
    • this time was dependent upon what today we call the ordinary
    • at the identical time when as in the case of the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • searched into these matters in an independent way. And even when we
    • have investigated them in an independent way, something peculiar
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    • alone remained in such a degree of strength and density that man
    • well-known grayish-white metal, which has a definite density. One can
    • Saturn; and one has to assume — this the student of the
    • it possible for man to be independent in himself, which places him as
    • thou art an independent being, possessing the power of memory. Just
    • his rings; to him thou owest the fact that thou art an independent
    • That which thou hast today in the dense metallic ores of lead, tin,
    • in these dense compact metals — these metals poured themselves
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    • sense the leaden-grey colour of the fresh metal lead extinguished the
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XIII: Transition from the Spirit of the Ancient Mysteries to the Spirit of the Mysteries of the Middle Ages
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    • self-denial, pain and suffering, and to experience many tragic
    • cognition of the events and phenomena of nature and whereas, in olden
    • Therefore the student had to follow the path of cognition which leads
    • Intelligences. Neither was Alchemy in those olden times an
    • simply a decadent product. Everything which in ancient times was
    • For the learning of these laboratory students led them
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    • knows what was known by this means in these olden times, and which
    • were very important things in olden times. Carbon was the
    • olden times be learnt of the stars; and this ancient wisdom, this
    • student now directs his telescope towards Mercury, Venus and Mars,
    • knowledge that in olden times it had been possible to reach out not
    • work in man. In olden times man experienced these things in the very
    • those olden times. Now these are the things which are to be
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    • Imaginations teem with spiritual reality, we suddenly find
    • speak of feelings as independent entities but only of mental
    • fact that only when our study of the human being widens in this
    • increase of consciousness. Clear consciousness is dependent on
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    • treatment of empirical evidence that is not customary today,
    • lecture I tried to show you how broadening ordinary knowledge
    • evidence.
    • excretions of uric acid and urea will provide definite evidence
    • continual need to widen the methods adopted in anatomy and
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    • second dentition at about the age of seven represents a contact
    • upward but to all sides) have the tendency to work in a
    • life. When the second teeth appear, the inner tendency of the
    • Stuttgart, Germany in 1919, and now a worldwide independent
    • The tendency to
    • is quite different from the tendency to illness after puberty.
    • could say, as the second dentition is from the change in the
    • yourselves: it is quite evident here that the radiations from
    • however, as a result of some inherited tendency, the
    • this age is very dependent on hygienic and sanitary conditions,
    • dependent upon himself; he is adapting himself to his
    • of the second dentition, is an activity that is not repeated.
    • not identical with this substance. The fact that mercury is a
    • human being. In this case it is especially evident, but in a
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    • remedies. It may not be immediately evident how this more
    • what unfolds in the human organism as a tendency to call forth
    • protecting us from our innate tendency to become ill. I will
    • correlate of this, the brain activity) — is not dependent
    • evidence of what I am maintaining here you will find it in a
    • the plastic principle within them. This is evident even in
    • the tendency to shape itself into elongated crystals. The same
    • substances that have the tendency to develop into rounder, less
    • very principle of growth shows tendencies to elongation.
    • evident outwardly in a change of excretions of urea, both
    • quite evident. But of course in many cases we must realize that
    • their descending tendency is leading.
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    • that what confronts us in illness in these totally evident, causally
    • will become evident that the normal simply passes in transition into the
    • through feeling. Such a human organism would appear to be burdened
    • Now let us consider a tendency toward the manic condition that has been
    • carcinoma-formation. By putting together what is actually denied to us
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    • decadent one-sidedness that emerged from the universally human, from
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    • the detailed effects, it becomes evident that what I suggested
    • There is already empirical evidence or to express it better, empirical
    • continuous interaction between the breakdown processes, the deadening
    • Now I wish to direct my words particularly to the students here. If
    • students will have to study not more but less. And because this study
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    • independent, as it were, to tear itself away and as physical activity,
    • evident, as in these cases I have indicated to you. With certain small
    • that broadening one's knowledge about all of human nature leads into
    • of a person who has a tendency to illness because his soul-spiritual
    • has a certain independence in the female organism. We must say that if
    • germ that has undergone conception has a certain independence so that
    • independently onto the descendants in a certain way.
    • evident that through this transmittal the female ovum gains a certain
    • independence, developing separately, as it were, from the rest of the
    • independence of the germ, about which I have just spoken. It points us
    • became sufficiently evident to you, despite the fact that I had to
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    • or biologist of olden times, had an entirely different outlook from
    • empirical observation. The sharp contours were not there in olden
    • which could even be painful, arose in the doctor of olden times, and
    • spiritual reality, we suddenly find ourselves standing in a
    • he does not speak of feelings as independent entities, but only
    • man widens out in this way do we realise the full significance of the
    • Clear consciousness is dependent on katabolic processes, on the
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    • the last lecture I tried to show you how a widening out of ordinary
    • the albuminous cell, the cell itself. Only we widen out the kind of
    • excretions of uric acid and urea will give definite evidence that the
    • is thus a continual need to widen the methods adopted in anatomy and
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    • will make this clear to you. The second dentition at about the age of
    • have the tendency to work in a semi-radial direction, but they are
    • second teeth appear, the inner tendency of the human being to disease
    • to illness. Now the tendency to illness in the first period of life
    • is of quite a different nature from the tendency to illness after
    • say, as the phenomena of the second dentition and the change in the
    • seven years of life if you say to yourselves: It is quite evident
    • of some inherited tendency, the system of nerves and senses working
    • school-children of this age is very dependent on hygienic and
    • may have dealt wrongly with the tendencies to disease which make
    • During this period the human being is not really dependent on
    • time of the second dentition, is an activity that never occurs again.
    • that the doctors of olden times thought of phosphorus and sulphur in
    • especially evident. But there is a similar principle of immediate
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    • will perhaps not be so immediately evident, but in describing certain
    • which unfolds in the human organism as a tendency to generate this or
    • from his innate tendency to disease. I will describe it to you, to
    • but purely conceptual, ideative activity — is not dependent on
    • namely, the brain activity.) It is dependent on the force which
    • structure in order independently to serve the life of soul. That is
    • devices and an independent nervous system being inserted, heaven
    • soul! Look for evidence of this and you will not need to look far.
    • evident even in their outer formation.
    • tendency to form itself into elongated crystals. The results
    • which have the tendency to develop into rounder, less elongated
    • shows tendencies to elongation.
    • through the perspiration. This will be quite evident. But of course
    • antecedent congestion the kidneys are receiving nothing which
    • tendency is leading.
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    • tendencies of modern life and make the economy the servant of society
    • clearly evident to everyone that over a great part of the civilized
    • done to-day. No one who cannot widen his horizon to take in the
    • the social question, and it is just that widening of our horizon
    • becomes evident that when a man works but a quarter of an hour more
    • ready to do full justice to, and in no wise deny or criticize
    • science of Galileo, the widening of the horizon of mankind by
    • existence? Natural science tells us much about the interdependence of
    • coincidence that this scientific world-conception made its appearance
    • Government, which he evidently regarded as the most advanced, was
    • changes. An altogether new form of economic life had suddenly been
    • first of these the individual is dependent on human society for the
    • individual is dependent on the existence of a social edifice in which
    • shall see the dependence of the intellectual life on the first
    • the passions of men. And thus it becomes ever more evident that the
    • ever more evident that the commercial and industrial magnates, by
    • of this tendency, which we have seen especially of late, has been to
    • make the economic system dependent on the political system. Men like
    • capable of it, that which can awaken confidence in the man's
    • confidence, belief in human capacity is beginning to be evident. In
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    • tendencies of modern life and make the economy the servant of society
    • everything of this nature is dependent upon the whole of economic
    • organism so that there will be an independent cultural life,
    • independent political, legal body, and a completely independent
    • to mean that an independent administration is demanded for the
    • lecture.) The threefold order strives to realize an independent life
    • shall be independent of any political or economic authority as
    • thought within the independent cultural body. And the individual need
    • my fourth lecture how this independence of thought places the whole
    • such independence will bring about precisely what is now believed,
    • Through this independence, the life of thought will itself gain
    • State, especially in economic life. Independent thought, far from
    • penetrate into human life, so that out of this independent
    • economic life. Because of its independence, the intellectual life
    • centuries, certain evils have arisen. The evils are evident enough:
    • only open their eyes to facts, nothing can be more evident than the
    • natural economy, though it is not so much in evidence in our day. The
    • independently of those who produce commodities. Money emancipates
    • course, also dependent on those who work. But he is quite a stranger
    • human labor has become dependent upon it. The regulating of human
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    • tendencies of modern life and make the economy the servant of society
    • extent dependent on economic life. The extent to which in modern
    • another, have become dependent on economic matters passes quite
    • denial of the fundamental principle that human institutions should
    • question turns has been hidden by this dogma through a great
    • conditions — the dependence of law and culture on the economic
    • How can we bring law and culture more and more into dependence on the
    • economic life? But rather: How can we escape from that dependence?
    • time is becoming more and more evident, although a short time ago it
    • evident to many persons that care must be taken. to enable a man to
    • dependent of the economic system.
    • kindled. We cannot say that the feeling for justice suddenly awakens
    • the question. No one would deny that it is reasonable to ask: What is
    • carried only on matters dependent on the same capacity of judgment in
    • identification with the great land-owning class, with the towns,
    • have no weight when the economic department is independent. I shall
    • contain, through the independent administration of economic measures
    • independent democratic equity state. These two elements are then
    • from the very beginning on their own independent democratic basis,
    • the dependence of law on the economic life their basic principle. I
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    • tendencies of modern life and make the economy the servant of society
    • evident in social life that great numbers of people look on art as
    • by my students that I take them through the museums and picture
    • strict and true scientific knowledge can be attained. But the student
    • forbidden to the sciences for centuries, the sciences themselves now
    • plainly evident in my endeavors in the beginning of the 'nineties,
    • evident that the gravest prejudices and misunderstandings come from
    • is denied the present mode of entrance, then, of course, the old way
    • unconquerable instincts in human nature. It is evident that the
    • evidence a true speech, a visible speech expressed by the whole human
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    • tendencies of modern life and make the economy the servant of society
    • state, and the spiritual organization should be independently
    • always raised that such an arrangement of the social organism denies
    • independent administration? On the other hand, why should not legal
    • dependent on the economic, legal-political organizations is by no
    • administration of economic affairs has become dependent upon the
    • man imagines himself to be free. He is not aware of his dependence,
    • life has won for itself a certain position in the world, independent
    • intellectual life which has preserved its independence has become
    • legal control, because of the evident abuses which the political
    • in independence and can thus work for unity in the most effective
    • only develop on its own free and independent basis. But when allowed
    • the one hand, that spiritual life should be fully independent and
    • regions were left to the free spiritual life; we were denied the
    • dependent on mere chance for its fructification.
    • instance, social life still labors under the burden of the right of
    • the spiritual life in complete independence; likewise, the
    • independence of the legal organization and its detachment from the
    • foundation to the social edifice, and yet give evidence everywhere of
    • to this sentiment in various cadences in the course of his book, he
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  • Title: Social Future: Lecture VI: National and International Life in the Threefold Social Organism
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    • tendencies of modern life and make the economy the servant of society
    • love is certainly less evident in our day. In speaking of egoism, we
    • result of the continual widening of man's horizon all over the world?
    • with the world requirements which have become evident. Everywhere we
    • relations established between the states were absolutely dependent
    • scale, it was especially evident how the, mere system of trade must
    • becoming ever more and more evident. Instead of promoting a
    • be won in an independent spiritual life. Therefore, if we picture to
    • more evident that human beings everywhere have the same wants.
  • Title: World Economy: Lecture I
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    • primarily for students of Political Economy, it is necessary by way of
    • Now I am speaking, in effect, for students. I am trying to show how
    • students of Economics should find their way into this subject. Let me,
    • economic life was still more or less dependent on the capability and
    • been recognised, it was worth 30.000 gulden — quite a large sum
    • organism. For it is evident that this devaluation of money is
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    • according as you shift it, its density will vary: it is for ever
    • sense, is turned to good account by the Spirit. Incidentally the
    • condition. Nevertheless, this fact will always be in evidence: The
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    • different when the democratic tendency united with the tendency to
    • Meanwhile it is absolutely true — and indeed self-evident —
    • its more masked and hidden forms. Owing to this discrepancy in the
    • same thing is present in a hidden form in modern economic life where
    • himself. It is hidden, it is masked, but it is so.
    • industrialist is after all a trader. Incidentally he is a producer of
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    • by which the price is forced down will only become evident after a
    • interdependent factors. The single phenomenon is the outcome of an
    • say, to some piece of agricultural work in the fields. He may suddenly
    • debtor as jurisprudence does. For the moment we are only concerned
    • it. This is evident from the contrast of sparrow economy and human, or
    • course, we might denote it in many different ways) will be
    • as a very real value in the economic process. For your denominator,
    • the numerator; and for the denominator, corresponding to “Labour
    • what is at work in the numerator here and in the denominator. We must
    • get a numerator and denominator in this way, or to understand that it
  • Title: World Economy: Lecture V
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    • independent. The Labour disappears in its turn, and now the Spirit
    • If you make the economic life independent; if you bring together, in
    • have the tendency to work with notions rather than realities, is
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    • done by others. The Marxists deny him the faculty of producing
    • divided. Thenceforward, it grows more and more independent. Consider
    • process really identical with giving, to one who has the faculties
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    • hidden or masked relationships — relationships which develop in a
    • of a manufacturer on a small scale, who suddenly inherits a large
    • relationships of “right” has an inherent tendency to rise
    • governing this tendency for prices to rise above or to sink below
    • There is a tendency, an inherent tendency, in the economic process to
    • farm products than for other things. This tendency obtains where there
    • social organism in which there is division of Labour. This tendency is
    • It follows that there is an inherent tendency to create rents in the
    • know that this tendency to create rent exists. If you abolish rents,
    • You see, for the same reason which underlies the tendency in the
    • tendency of the industrialists to devalue Capital, to make Capital
    • cheaper and cheaper. We shall best understand this tendency if we get
    • reason that there is a constant tendency to undervalue, as compared
    • inherent in the economic process a tendency, while we create rents, to
    • on the side of Capital. Capital has a permanent tendency to go
    • have a permanent tendency to rise in price.
    • provide for oneself, it follows that the opposite tendency obtains
    • — the tendency towards lower prices.
    • one, the downward, tendency with the other, upward tendency?
    • been accustomed to exchange for another suddenly shoots up in price,
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    • students of Economics you can do so, no doubt — you can send
    • so to speak, in the market itself. The best evidence of this is the
    • and P (price), as mutually independent variables and by that means
    • We must not merely suppose that S and D are the independent variables
    • mutually independent variables which come into mutual interplay and
    • should this be possible? If the pound (even if it were a golden
    • just after having sold me the pair of boots, suddenly remembered that
    • suddenly have quite a different value for him than the value of a pair
  • Title: World Economy: Lecture IX
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    • hidden connections. I give only one example which I myself have
    • in one way or another, are withdrawn from the tendency to get
    • man. For he knows very well that his interests and dividends will be
    • the trouble of having to form an independent judgment. He likes to be
    • industrialism is evident in all countries during the nineteenth
    • cannot be denied that here, either in the open or behind the scenes,
    • — such productivity depends in the last resort on the tendency of
    • and you will see that German colonisation was burdened from the start
    • favourable balance. And in other countries too the tendency crept in,
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    • Labour is divided and distributed, human beings grow dependent on the
    • and boots. It is with the division of Labour that the dependence on
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    • of national economy. But it was masked and hidden; it did not come
    • Then, indeed, such a leadership emerged quite evidently. It happened,
    • beginning the World-War had the tendency to spread and spread, and by
    • must lead down-hill. Can they deny that they are tearing the economic
    • tendency in the immediate past — the tendency to break the world
    • time to conceal the tendency under the cloak of political and national
    • processes which emerge within a closed economic domain, independently
    • feed all the others along with themselves. All others are dependent on
    • there. In all essentials, the spiritual life is dependent on what, in
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    • simply the prudent exploitation of the fact that the poet's reputation
    • starting-point of economic life. This is the condition precedent to
    • this stage; it is quite evident from the preceding lectures that even
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    • made evident. Our currency will be referred to the usable means of
    • it will be evident how and to what extent a spiritual worker needs
    • approach the matter as students, we shall be met with understanding.
    • of students of Economics can contribute to the healing of our
  • Title: Lecture I: Man's Life on Earth
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    • mean is a much more ancient teacher of mankind. In those olden times
    • those olden times initiates were not given names on any external
    • modern times, have been debarred from the sacred truths of olden
    • strictly to truth when we say that the initiates of olden times
    • of the Christ. The initiates of olden times also knew and taught of
    • this view? They said: “The wise men of olden times who are
    • us look back once more to the initiate of olden times. How did he
    • receive his teaching? All initiates of olden times were instructed
    • were thus in olden time[s] divine teachers. And the Christ, — He
    • initiates of olden time, there were no beings who had undergone
    • to Earth, and to the initiated teachers in olden times, all Mysteries
    • wisdom. Through this he has become a free being. In olden times even
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    • freedom. When the dream-like clairvoyance of olden time prevailed,
    • untrue. In very olden times he rather had to say “I have the
    • been telling you today — or to deny them. And if man now
    • persists in denying what is spiritual, he will no longer be able to
    • bring any two symmetrical members into coincidence. Thus in a subtle
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    • entirely dependent upon these events that happen with us between
    • utterly dependent the human organism is on what it receives in the
    • first. In every human soul that is not completely hardened, this will
    • see, is widening; or rather, man himself is growing out further into
    • some historical theme! For the men of olden time, history was still
    • isolated thing, which we denote with a word we call a noun. The words
    • is responsive only to words that denote activity, — that is, to
    • itself. It was the task of the initiate of olden times to
    • themselves are concerned — with tendencies that would
    • initiates of olden times built, on the EX DEO NASCIMUR; in
  • Title: Lecture IV: Man's Life on Earth
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    • spirits. Thus, the religious consciousness of man is dependent
    • The man of olden time passed into the group-soul when he fell asleep;
    • days into our physical and etheric bodies than men did in olden
    • men of olden time[s] knew that in order to have strength to live, man
    • For, you see, this physician of olden times knew that the clinging
    • us. In the olden times man felt the need for a diet of a more
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    • body is continually undergoing sudden changes. At one moment it will
    • more hidden, they are but the outer expression, the deeds, of
    • struggle to harden man; they want to make him like themselves. Were
    • unconscious being as in olden times and had not acquired the power of
    • are confident they will be able to achieve their end by means of
    • confidence in ultimate victory, and then how, on the other hand, they
    • over the Ahrimanic powers, who would like to harden man and drag him
    • do you see in what a critical situation man stands to-day? In olden
    • less than it was in olden times. That man is unaware of it makes no
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    • will actually identify yourself with the stars. Before, you had
    • with the tendency to bring you together again in a beneficial way, so
    • birth. First he experiences the ascent to independent consciousness
    • human love, in ever widening circles.
    • being, it gradually hardens. This is what happens when we merely grow
    • the true “white magic” as it was called in olden times,
  • Title: Lecture: Planetary Spheres: Lecture I
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    • mean is a much more ancient teacher of mankind. In those olden times
    • those olden times initiates were not given names on any external
    • modern times, have been debarred from the sacred truths of olden
    • strictly to truth when we say that the initiates of olden times
    • of the Christ. The initiates of olden times also knew and taught of
    • this view? They said: “The wise men of olden times who are
    • us look back once more to the initiate of olden times. How did he
    • receive his teaching? All initiates of olden times were instructed
    • were thus in olden time[s] divine teachers. And the Christ, — He
    • initiates of olden time, there were no beings who had undergone
    • to Earth, and to the initiated teachers in olden times, all Mysteries
    • wisdom. Through this he has become a free being. In olden times even
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    • freedom. When the dream-like clairvoyance of olden time prevailed,
    • untrue. In very olden times he rather had to say “I have the
    • been telling you today — or to deny them. And if man now
    • persists in denying what is spiritual, he will no longer be able to
    • bring any two symmetrical members into coincidence. Thus in a subtle
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    • entirely dependent upon these events that happen with us between
    • utterly dependent the human organism is on what it receives in the
    • first. In every human soul that is not completely hardened, this will
    • see, is widening; or rather, man himself is growing out further into
    • some historical theme! For the men of olden time, history was still
    • isolated thing, which we denote with a word we call a noun. The words
    • is responsive only to words that denote activity, — that is, to
    • itself. It was the task of the initiate of olden times to
    • themselves are concerned — with tendencies that would
    • initiates of olden times built, on the EX DEO NASCIMUR; in
  • Title: Lecture: Planetary Spheres: Lecture IV
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    • spirits. Thus, the religious consciousness of man is dependent
    • The man of olden time passed into the group-soul when he fell asleep;
    • days into our physical and etheric bodies than men did in olden
    • men of olden time[s] knew that in order to have strength to live, man
    • For, you see, this physician of olden times knew that the clinging
    • us. In the olden times man felt the need for a diet of a more
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    • body is continually undergoing sudden changes. At one moment it will
    • more hidden, they are but the outer expression, the deeds, of
    • struggle to harden man; they want to make him like themselves. Were
    • unconscious being as in olden times and had not acquired the power of
    • are confident they will be able to achieve their end by means of
    • confidence in ultimate victory, and then how, on the other hand, they
    • over the Ahrimanic powers, who would like to harden man and drag him
    • do you see in what a critical situation man stands to-day? In olden
    • less than it was in olden times. That man is unaware of it makes no
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    • will actually identify yourself with the stars. Before, you had
    • with the tendency to bring you together again in a beneficial way, so
    • birth. First he experiences the ascent to independent consciousness
    • human love, in ever widening circles.
    • being, it gradually hardens. This is what happens when we merely grow
    • the true “white magic” as it was called in olden times,
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture I: The Event of the Appearance of Christ in the Etheric World
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    • Golden Age or Krita Yuga. We must look back to a time preceding the
    • since before the Golden Age even existed, the human being
    • these still earlier periods might be included in the term “Golden
    • beings because only here in the physical world could He give evidence
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture II: Spiritual Science as Preparation for a New Etheric Vision
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    • there was no temptation, no possibility, for human souls to deny the
    • that he was an independent individuality possessing an inner life of
    • thereby to enter the spiritual world again as an independent being.
    • used; this was later called the Golden Age.
    • deny that he has passed through his youth. This age was designated as
    • because, at that time, human beings were dependent upon the faculty
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture III: Buddhism and Pauline Christianity
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    • dependent upon this one incarnation for all the future. Now that such
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture IV: Mysteries of the Universe: Comets and the Moon
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    • as in other spheres it soon becomes evident to a greater or lesser
    • special mysteries. This becomes particularly evident when we enter
    • the sun separated from our earth, how both became independent bodies
    • We shall soon see how this is consistent with the correspondence
    • dense matter too early, as it were — the mammals — were
    • between head and limbs we have evidence of the microcosmic nature of
    • man might be given this place of precedence in our universe. This
    • off on account of its density. The contrast between comet and moon
    • might seem entirely accidental, namely, that the product of the union
    • point of evolution; it has become drier, more wooden, and therefore
    • with its density, erects. Hence the feminine brain can more readily
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    • 1899 AD the year when humanity received another sudden thrust
    • will lose their value for humanity; the number of those who deny
    • into the Dark Age for more than three millennia and were dependent
    • dependent upon having Christ in a physical body. Now, however, with
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture VI: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • not dependent only upon his outer senses and intellect, but he still
    • for him to deny the existence of this spiritual world, just as it
    • would be absurd today to deny the existence of the mineral, plant,
    • entering the spiritual world independently of any religious
    • denomination but simply through the power of good will.
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    • evidence in order to recognize Christ, but they will have direct
    • that materialistic tendencies will penetrate the Theosophical Society,
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture VIII: The Etheric Vision of the Future
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    • correspondence between macrocosm and microcosm. In outer form a human
    • evolution. On account of this, it has become too strongly hardened.
    • in the presence of Colonel Olcutt, our president at that time, and
    • We will now apply the law of correspondence between
    • Halley's Comet particularly has the tendency to drive humanity still
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture IX: The Etherization of the Blood
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    • question it becomes evident that in his present physical existence
    • accomplish anything on the moral plane, for there he is dependent
    • aware that suddenly someone has come near to help him, to make him
    • place. The Maitreya Buddha will reveal his identity to humanity in
    • to the densification of matter. If one were able actually to bring
    • not be possible to keep hidden very much longer, is generated. One
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture X: Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 1
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    • can live independently of the body. You can be confident that one who
    • a spiritual being fully independent of corporeality? What do these
    • completely dependent, dependent in their souls, upon the lodge,
    • that not only denies the spirit but wishes to force the spirit into
    • be denied. One can say that materialism has disappeared — we
    • which is independent of our body; shortly before birth another being
    • completely in the subconscious is extremely dependent upon the earth
    • soul of man is relatively independent of earthly conditions. The soul
    • is only artificially dependent upon earthly conditions, as was shown
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    • in human evolution as a means for power. It is self-evident that
    • independent of one another as soon as we cross the threshold of the
    • in influencing these events that are relatively independent of each
    • independently of one another. A striving for conformity will
    • what is dependent upon an undivided guidance can approach the human
    • independent. They do not work only as the rank and file from a single
    • against the essential tendencies of the fifth post-Atlantean period.
    • achieved, would oppose precisely the good tendencies of the fifth
    • good tendencies of the fifth post-Atlantean period but when instead
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture XII: Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 3
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    • Irrational that is hidden behind all existence. He who touches it so
    • can say that little has been retained of what was once hidden behind
    • observation of nature but would have to become more dependent on
    • are hidden behind these three words, it is clear that they are
    • Behind all these things is hidden something concrete.
    • place, what will develop out of the fertilization is dependent upon
    • hidden spiritual workings. Only one who knows in the true sense that
    • must take place if humanity is not to come completely into decadence.
    • hidden in some way. An attempt will be made to paralyze what is to be
    • economic principle, the principle of economic dependency. That is
    • developed here, then a seemingly incidental remark that I made in the
    • incidental. When I quoted a certain remark that Mephistopheles made
    • it was no incidental remark. It is something that should illuminate
    • in the Presidential chair of the United States?” Assume that
    • independent of that there is a very important insight in relation to
    • something self-evident if these things are to flow into a healthy
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture XIII: The Three Realms of the Dead: Life Between Death and a New Birth
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    • cultivates as a gardener or farmer. In these two realms he can at
    • intensely. The circle widens only gradually to include persons with
    • circle gradually widens, and the whole process of becoming acquainted
    • their second realm gradually widens. Later (this is always relative:
    • widened and stretched beyond those souls — be they on earth or
    • trivially — increasingly widen our circle of acquaintances.
    • Just as here in earthly existence we widen our experiences between
    • gaze is only hidden from our sense perceptions and our mental
    • come. It advances confidently, and it comes “for the blessing
    • historical facts. This is considered to be self-evident today. All
    • thought suddenly strikes him as if out of the blue, “Watch out!
    • been killed when the rock suddenly fell across his path, and so on.
    • clarity when some extreme incident occurs such as I have just related
    • refer now not to exceptional incidents but to normal cases.)
    • destroy what they wish to destroy but rather are burdening themselves
    • movement that needs to be hidden, if one speaks the truth.
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    • Erdensterben und Weltleben. Anthroposophische Lebensgaben.
    • that man is dependent upon the universe, upon the entire environment.
    • and the dependence on the environment, the entire universe —
    • physical body. One part of this dependence upon the universe we shall
    • wrappings, it will become evident that the nation-spirit in the East
    • East and America becomes most evident. Light, and even what lies
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    • Erdensterben und Weltleben. Anthroposophische Lebensgaben.
    • Golden Blade 1986
    • instance the Orient appears otherwise than the American Occident. It
    • the bluish-violet something of a golden form, a golden crystal form,
    • event of Golgotha was the appearance of a golden star in the blue
    • heavenly Jerusalem, building up in golden radiance, amid the
    • the human soul can identify itself — so that the earth appears
    • golden, shining heavenly Jerusalem on the one side, and on the other
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    • denser. Instead of only the Warmth Element there is now also Air.
    • hidden. Only then did men come to acquire a conception of the world
    • to incidents that are not without interest. A Norwegian scientist of
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    • Lecture II: Hidden Centres of the Mysteries in the Middle Ages
    • Hidden
    • the colour suddenly turns numb and cold when it reaches the eye. When
    • had been in olden times. He set himself to renew the Mysteries of the
    • possessed through devotion to these figures, enabled the students on
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    • period of Earth existence the Initiate of olden times is unable to
    • from sources which in their real quality and nature remain hidden.
    • absolutely interdependent. The three receive the revelations from the
    • in very truth dependent on the other.
    • the Stars and what happens in the Earth is dependent on the Stars.
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    • were still extant from olden times, and even in his day were
    • according to the view that prevailed in those olden times, a
    • had been handed down from olden times, not in the trivial way it is
    • man from himself came afterwards the tendency to cling to the
    • to what was once understood in olden times, was once an inward
    • of old spiritual truths. We have therewith a hardening, ossifying
    • things with a clear vision such as man possessed in olden times; only
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    • essence of what was hidden in it subsequently again disclosed itself
    • to research made independently through Spiritual Science; I should
    • orientation to the wisdom that has survived from olden times, and
    • These should never be received merely abstractly, one must identify
    • of olden times, which come originally from spiritual knowledge; I
    • practical use had not been thought of in olden times. But the faculty
    • from such hidden sources, knowledge that was later entirely
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    • secrets of existence. For the humanity of olden times it really was
    • dependent on the logical sequence of ideas and the results of
    • knew that the Initiates of olden times had lived with their visions.
    • evident in the case of spiritualist mediums, and in other morbid or
    • Spiritual soul which we are now to evolve is independent, brings
    • independently of the purely hereditary nature, can be carried up
    • be identified with that which comes forth from the human being,
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    • men something spiritual is hidden, something spiritual sustains it.
    • Earth and feel, or behold how, hidden beneath the covering of snow,
    • condensed to meteoric stones, we have the arrows which the cosmos
    • we think of his countenance as woven from the golden light of summer,
    • countenance pictured in golden sun-gleam, the gaze positive,
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    • olden times it really was so: the Initiates drew forth what they had
    • abstract knowledge came — when men were only dependent on the
    • Christian Rosenkreutz knew that the Initiates of olden times had
    • evident in the case of spiritualist mediums, and in other morbid or
    • independent, brings forth nothing more out of itself; it stands over
    • independently of the purely hereditary nature, can be carried up
    • Otherwise, the mere letter A would be identified with that
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    • super-sensible evolution. Our physical evolution is however dependent
    • that will become more and more evident — an epoch begins into
    • Inspiration was denied, and one in which, although mighty forces will
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    • preparation beforehand for what appears as a sudden incision in human
    • world in which He has since lived as a hidden Force — a Force
    • Providence. For it lies in the true character of our age to do this.
    • Providence moving through the world.
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    • sound, there is a tendency among so-called civilized nations at the
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    • order to find this source. We little suspect how deeply hidden lie
    • hidden springs.
    • correspondence to inner soul experiences, can be compared — a
    • taste on the tongue to the hidden, complex proceedings in the rest of
    • its taste, is not at all evident to our observation or understanding.
    • being but is completely hidden from your waking, everyday life.
    • undergo every single morning, but nevertheless it is burdened by the
    • its bent toward the burdensome sense-world, which, however,
    • can throw more light into these hidden depths of soul life by adding
    • is evident — many can confirm this — that the heart of a
    • developed as an independent body in the universe. In searching for
    • dependent, as we humans are not, on the external cosmic order. Why
    • most appropriate for children's hearts and minds. It is evident that
    • inner tendencies; it needs the wonderful soul-nourishment it finds in
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    • rosemary, saying: “Take care of this; the maiden before whom it
    • bends is the maiden you ought to marry.” So the very next day
    • table in pearls; then he made it known that the maiden before whom
    • proved to be a little golden bird; it said to him: “You do not
    • next morning the king went out and followed the little golden bird
    • wonderfully swift horse. The king mounted it, the golden bird flew on
    • golden bird, he saw another king standing there, fashioned entirely
    • castle. The little golden bird flew on in front and when they came to
    • lily was changed into a wonderfully beautiful maiden who had also
    • incidents of our inner life appear to us as mirror-images of events
    • he dreams first of all that a little golden bird comes to him and
    • them well, he finds what the outer physical forces had hidden from
    • active forces of perception and the hidden forces of ordinary life
    • beautifully symbolized in the touch of the little golden bird on the
    • lily, but they only appear when they have been aroused by the golden
    • the third room, where the third princess lay on a golden bed, and he
    • also put on her golden ring. Then he looked about him and discovered
    • lain on the golden bed. The youngest brother was the heir of his
    • three golden ants instantly appeared. As soon as he touched
    • him to sleep, she changed the horses into three golden eggs, which
  • Title: Lecture: Festivals and The Mysteries. The Adonis Mystery. The Easter Thought
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    • that the Christian Easter is by no means coincident as to its inner
    • What was thus enacted in the hidden depths of the Mysteries with the
    • ceremony, in the hidden depths of the Mysteries. The profound
    • impression, the immense and sudden jerk which the life of a man
    • that the real Initiates, being made independent of the physical body
    • united into one — come before us in a sublime and transcendent
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    • look upward from his dependence on earthly things to those things that
    • The following thing might well happen in those olden times. Before the
    • olden times it was said: Man is born not once, but twice. This was
    • take precedence of all documentary research; for by documentary
    • was the world-conception of an olden time.
    • consciousness of his dependence on (or as we should rather say, his
    • olden times the rays of the spiritual Sun had entered into all men at
    • into utter decadence had not the Power to whom the Initiates in the
    • all this is dependent on the Moon forces. All that is Necessity
    • Denk an des Menschen Erdenende;
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    • that represents itself to us so evidently in physical surfaces as the
    • So you see our Easter Festival has in fact been burdened with things
    • with which it ought not properly to have been burdened. It ought
    • But there are still many secrets that were hidden in these Mysteries
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    • resounded in his ears that which lies hidden in these verses. For he
    • in its peculiar form. It is a doubly hidden, double esoteric thing.
    • great universe. He will experience the resurrection of what lay hidden
    • things that are hidden. We are here to create an Easter Festival as an
    • Dich dem Raumessein und Zeitenwerden weihe!
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    • middle of the 19th century there were evidences in the external
    • on — there are evidences that a convulsive element interpolated
    • something unheard of happens: in the garden where only the god, the
    • Dalai-Lama was her childhood's playmate who one day had suddenly
    • country which affords most telling evidence of how in the so-called
    • situations, and because the novelist is able to show how art suddenly
    • gleaming with the golden light of the sun that is setting behind it.
    • — And suddenly he has a vision. The friend sees nothing
    • despot who has burdened his soul so heavily, with whom the impression
    • the pinnacle gleaming golden in the rays of the setting sun, draws
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    • This too was brought into evidence in the middle of the
    • of the world. In short, the crisis is in evidence everywhere and
    • century, Petrarch read Virgil with far greater credence. He turned
    • answer. I stress the importance of this incident because it shows how
    • judgment as their laziness that is in evidence. We, however, should
    • resist every tendency to adopt an aggressive attitude to any
    • as an axiom that if peace is denied us, it is because the hostile
    • overtaken profoundly affected him. He was bedridden nearly all his
    • And if this attitude hardens, then he shall also thrust from him the
  • Title: Significant Facts: Lecture III: The Tragic Wrestling with Knowledge. The Secrets of the Future Sixth Cultural Period.
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    • which leads to a certain denial of the reality of the spiritual
    • Fundamentally speaking — and indeed it is evident —
    • with knowledge, could not have been present in those olden times when
    • souls will make it evident to us how they feel themselves involved in
    • the frailty of such belief will be evident.
    • Schleiden, the botanist, about the influence of the moon upon various
    • will then be very strongly in evidence and the physiognomy as it now
    • olden days actually ate flesh. It is not the case that all animals
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    • to him self-evident that it had little to do with earth and earth events.
    • develop an individually-independent life within that cosmos. The human
    • seemed self-evident; they needed no family records. Indeed human
    • year's course was already somewhat deadened, there lived, right into
    • the self-evident fact that man's being uses his brain to lay hold of
    • between thinking and organism was as self-evident as the connection
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    • are offended if the architect of a residence sacrifices anything of
    • which absorbs, attracts and condenses light? How — accustomed
    • to living amid earthly plant-condensed light — pass out into far
    • (this is self-evident) it is filled out with earth-substance. I have
    • together or expand) has a spherical tendency, becoming thereby the force
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    • objects. But in doing so they deny the first and foremost attribute
    • the plane was a necessity; that fact is self-evident. But it must now
    • Only, the jewel is not dependent on this moment's soul-phantasy; it
    • What is experienced musically is really man's hidden adaptation to the
    • gods, and down, with saddened countenance, to the gods of the underworld.
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    • and religious experience. It cannot be denied that our materialistically
    • evident at that moment of world-evolution when human beings were faced
    • in all seriousness with the great question of art; became evident in
    • realms, home of his soul. Sense-evidence should be purified, elevated
    • Wer jene beiden nicht besitzt,
    • Gott friedens von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand, dramatisiert (History
    • Der Aufruhr in den Cevennen
    • felt what it means, on the one hand, to be dependent solely upon one's
    • dependent upon the divine spiritual world. If he was ever to become
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    • for anthroposophical students to seek, in the formation of language,
    • a meaning which is independent of man because rooted in the spirit.
    • Were we to denote the beautiful in the same way we would call it —
    • is so self-evident that we must not express it. It would be like presenting
    • God as virtuous. If something is self-evident, if it has become the
    • picture we see wisdom not yet transcendent, radiating artistically
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    • offered was not a one-sided sole dependence upon language. The words
    • an interlinkage brought about not artificially, but in a self-evident,
    • thoughts deaden artistic phantasy. Becoming more and more logical, one
    • hidden.” He felt what anthroposophists must feel. If one has
    • happens because the deadening element of abstract thought is often carried
    • deadening thoughts. Explanations being unavoidable, I tried to make
    • pretty ideas, but now, suddenly, your head becomes empty; you cannot
    • paralyzed, deadened. Black is felt as the spiritual image of death.
    • life. Conversely religion, far from denying science or art, must strive
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    • with the fifteenth century it was natural and self-evident, and added
    • say, in both directions a tendency toward naturalistic conception. In
    • for hidden neighboring tones. And we will learn to feel the following:
    • not, however, something which, at a certain age in manhood, suddenly
    • appears out of nothingness. Phantasy lies hidden in the child; he is
  • Title: Kingdom of Childhood: Lecture 1
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    • You must not deny Anthroposophy, for it is only by this means that
    • him suffering from terrible sclerosis or arterial hardening, the
    • and well-brought-up people were suddenly condemned to remain
    • earthly conditions. The spirit, suddenly transported into a
    • suddenly faced with quite different conditions. He clothes himself in
    • so on, and there would be no dentists in the world.
    • or to describe the duodenum, very curious answers would be given. Now
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    • implanted tendency in the early years will then remain through the
    • child himself, for there are many things hidden away in such children
    • the children have to pass from your Independent School into public
    • speak of what is burdening his soul, but will say something
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    • suddenly grow anywhere of its own accord.
    • years all agricultural products have become decadent. Not long ago
    • what you see as geological strata is only hardened plants, hardened
    • how the history of the animal kingdom used to be taught in olden
    • have something like a hardened head on the top, for that is the
    • in his own soul, in the hidden depths which he brings with him into
    • that sort, but quite suddenly he began to speak about the Postal
    • quite mystified as to why they were suddenly being given a lesson on
    • child, there holds sway the astral body with its wonderful prudence
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    • violet and the blue sky. Children's questions. Discipline dependent
    • a question of whether the teacher has sufficient confidence in
    • intellect, that in the adult has its own independent life, must not
    • symmetry, correspondence of lines and so on. And from this you can
    • he will be wise and prudent in the affairs of his life, and there
    • just at this age, towards the eighth year, to let this correspondence
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    • evidence, for the spiritual qualities of the head always lead back to
    • eighteen, and divide it up into the addenda; that is how to teach
    • your teaching you must not start with the single addenda, but start
    • addenda. Then you can go on to show that it can be divided up
    • differently, with different addenda, but the whole always remains the
    • having first the addenda and then the sum, but by taking the sum
    • first and then the addenda, you will arrive at conceptions that are
    • addenda can change. This peculiarity of number, that you can think of
    • the addenda grouped in different ways, is very clearly brought out by
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    • be clear in our minds that the independent activity of the etheric
    • body in the first seven years has to put forward all the independent
    • For then you suddenly begin to have quite a different kind of
    • physical body and becoming independent, the astral body is gradually
    • you should begin with some independent form of art as I have
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    • golden rule for the whole of teaching is that the child should not
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    • allow the parents to attend these services, and it has become evident
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    • agree that any confidence in the future among medical workers depends
    • was the first attempt at medicine in the Occident. But this is a
    • Just as water, air and fire were believed to be dependent on
    • It is of interest to observe the suddenness with which this great
    • simplicity. It makes everything so easy, so evident. In spite of all
    • medical science of today. It is the general tendency to interpret the
    • are morbid processes? It cannot be denied that they are natural
    • direction. I should like to denote the force which one can see in the
    • ordinary metabolism, are overcome. This is quite evident. Changes take
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    • only a slight defect becomes an evident defect in Cardiology. For,
    • correspondence. The correspondence must be correctly apprehended.
    • correct apprehension of these correspondences with several of which we
    • Furthermore, there is not only a theoretical correspondence, but, in
    • There must always be a certain proportion and correspondence between
    • polarity which bears within it a non-correspondence, an irregularity,
    • physiognomy. This physiognomy will always reveal a tendency in one or
    • denser in its forces and takes hold of the physical organism. Thus,
    • what was at first merely a tendency to hysteria, may take physical
    • the physical body. It is there, but it is not evident in any definite
    • neurasthenia in their own typical irregularities, gives a tendency to
    • tendency is a repercussion of the abnormal action of the lower body
    • which reacts on the upper sphere, and produces a tendency to
    • tuberculosis. And it is necessary to recognise this primary tendency
    • bacteria is only a result of primary tendencies such as I have
    • as the tubercular tendency. The pains in the throat and limbs simply
    • are not adequately controlled by the upper. If the tubercular tendency
    • relation to the tubercular tendency, it is part of the disease. Indeed
    • there will then be always a tendency to constipation and stasis. It
    • connection but merely a correspondence.
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    • although there is no clear and evident connection between the two. And
    • materialistic tendency of the nineteenth century has led to a complete
    • It has gradually become the fashion to burden the nervous system with
    • led further. It is undeniable that among the more remote causes of
    • him and said that the accident would certainly prove fatal that same
    • most evident and definite results of this interaction between the
    • Granted that the medical student hears preliminary lectures on natural
    • middle and hind portion, independently. This means that if the
    • Nature. There is a perfect correspondence between them. We must
    • emphasise this correspondence, and show that man faces the same
    • interrelated — but not identical — with that which manifests as
    • formation of blood, is, so to speak, very deep seated and hidden in
    • dependent on external impressions. The internal formative force is
    • evidence for the facts I have sketched today). Blood is that substance
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    • consider only plants to begin with) there is in the flora a tendency
    • self-evident that the same causes which favour the growth of
    • recommend, as a theme for doctoral theses for younger students, to
    • formation; a process which is there as an inborn tendency and requires
    • For the student who is beginning to estimate facts correctly, this is
    • the human interior and perishes in the full sunlight, it is evident —
    • miniature brains, it becomes evident that in the macrocosmos they are
    • the horse, which is not a true ruminant although it has the tendency
    • continual combating of the tendency of man to become mineralised, to
    • ossification of the human head how the tendency towards mineralisation
    • This tendency towards mineralisation is of great importance for our
    • system; they too, extend throughout man's body. So the tendency to
    • which the contemporary student can no longer understand anything when
    • Man has an inherent tendency to mineralisation; just as the forces
    • “out of hand,” so also can the mineralising tendency. How is it to be
    • depositing of waste material. There is a close correspondence between
    • organism is burdened with the functions of the highly developed larger
    • dependent on a complete brain formation, are also dependent on the
    • them. And thus they made the same mistake as if they identified
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    • practitioners have given me their confidence, and discussed various
    • a tendency of the astral body and Ego to unfold an activity of their
    • the latter tendency have a powerful internal agility of their astral
    • be most useful if dentists and dental surgeons were to use their
    • knowledge of the dental system and all that is connected with it, that
    • possible. On such a diagram the dentist would note the efficiency of
    • all factors related to dentition, whether there was any early tendency
    • to dental caries;, whether the teeth have kept in good condition in
    • overloading if the body is burdened with the forces contained in
    • cosmic process of solution which has been overcome and has deadened
    • the human brain. This resistance is a general tendency.
    • forces are active in this centrifugal tendency. All that is associated
    • constitutional tendency to inflammations affecting the periphery of
    • midway between the liquefying tendency of the saline, and the
    • concentrating tendency in which imponderables are held together. So we
    • evident in all mercurial substances. You will find accordingly, that
    • remarkable difference in Man and animal in that the plant hidden in
    • If our students of medicine would investigate such macrocosmic matters
    • single plant as an independent organism than you can so regard the
    • There is a certain parallelism between these divergent tendencies in
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    • correspondence in man, we must at least indicate in outline the
    • quite opposite tendencies in this process. One tendency is earthwards,
    • the earth. There is this tendency of the plant towards the earth; but
    • more dependent on extra-terrestrial or extra-telluric forces than the
    • root. This dependence of the flower formation upon forces originating
    • correspondences to the extra-telluric as well as to the telluric.
    • planets deflect the plant's upward tendency, so as to bank up the
    • Venus cause the earthward, downward tendency in the plant, which
    • Now consider the fact that plants with a prevailing tendency towards
    • has an upward tendency. That which happens artificially and externally
    • formation the impulse to mercurial formation and the tendency peculiar
    • tendency remain. These can be treated with some acid substance, which
    • nature and to make available through “potentising” the forces hidden
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    • impossible to control the tendency to sclerosis without reference to
    • and without referring this tendency to an extra-human and
    • tendency to become hydrocephalous, and this tendency is a necessary
    • tendency. We ought to have a definite term for this polar opposite, as
    • the hydrocephalous tendency may be allowed to cease. (We shall deal
    • remove the hydrocephalous tendency too soon, either through education,
    • infancy. Thus a normal tendency is obliterated too soon. And the
    • disease in this region. The tendency to cardiac diseases would be
    • dependence on the extra-telluric and telluric forces, and what I added
    • correspondence between these effects and the moon, but there is, at
    • destroys their working by developing its own urge towards independent
    • the independent life and growth of the cells.
    • principle, and the cosmic factors have to counteract this tendency. Or
    • inherent tendency to maintain the cellular process, without letting it
    • characteristic facts. Thus I have already referred to a tendency
    • study the correspondence between the process working in lead, and the
    • establish the right ratio of density between the bony part and the
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    • itself against solidification and this is manifested in the tendency
    • downward tendency you have solidification and salification, and what
    • likewise bifurcated. This appears in the tendency of the digestive
    • larynx into the head, we must see something related to the tendency to
    • is a collaboration between the saline and aromatic tendencies. And
    • this is an indication of their correspondence in the organism, an
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    • tendency to cardiac complaints mainly dependent on the sedentary
    • dependent on the manner in which he develops warmth. Here you see the
    • water, a substance of greater density, the effect proceeding from this
    • correlated to the world outside. A proof of this is the dependence of
    • locality; for the dependence is extremely subtle, and it must be borne
    • “old rock”; that is to say, the lungs are essentially dependent on the
    • of his district thoroughly; for such study is identical with the study
    • with the dependence of the inner lung structure on environment;
    • whether the lungs tend to encrustation (hardening) or to becoming
    • Moreover the lungs are peculiarly dependent on corporeal exertion, and
    • These are the relationships which lead us to the dependences of such
    • patient with weak lungs, and resident in an unsuitable district, to
    • in the organism are interdependent, and that one must find out whether
    • or not a hidden interplay may be at work. For instance, we may find
    • there may not be a tendency to degeneration of lung in the same
    • These are at least hints as to the meteorological dependencies of man.
    • hidden the astronomical domain in the external world as well as in the
    • of investigation is the clear comprehension of man's organic tendency
    • everything in the organism is interdependent. Those disturbances which
    • involve a tendency to inflammatory states of the brain, may not
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    • every human individual with the means to observe nature independently.
    • scene of several processes independent of the external processes of
    • tendency to harmonise deformations. Of course I do not allude to gross
    • spirit and attitude; this latter will become more evident with every
    • day that passes. In our age there is a tendency to treat pathology
    • exist as men by virtue of our tendency perpetually to de-form the
    • organisation in the light of its dependence on the cosmic peripheral
    • dependent on the telluric forces of shape-dissolution.
    • the operation of the male element, that the cosmic tendency towards a
    • the cosmos. And this is again a subject which leads its students to
    • coincidence with the primary wisdom; but my statements are never
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