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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • Only a few mere hints can be given here since the training that the
    • former incarnation had already attained to a certain level of
    • Since the directions for the road to enlightenment vary with each
    • anthroposophy such as reincarnation and karma — the teaching that the
    • human soul has in the past been incarnated repeatedly in a physical
    • body and will continue to return in future incarnations, and the
    • reincarnation and karma. One is inclined, however, to say with
    • life as if reincarnation and karma were truths and they will become
    • around itself. How are we to understand this? If reincarnation is a
    • today you will be tomorrow.” He who believes in reincarnation must
    • make the attempt to give up certain formerly held inclinations. Then,
    • new inclinations must be acquired by constantly holding the thought of
    • such inclinations, virtues or characteristics in one's mind. They must
    • be so incorporated into one's being that a person becomes enabled to
    • acquire new characteristics, thoughts and inclinations. A person must
    • own choosing, incorporating it into himself, such a person is well on
    • the way to comprehending the great law of reincarnation on his own. A
    • existence becomes increasingly comprehensible to him. He who
    • undertakes occult training, his aura becomes increasingly definable.
    • spiral formations become clearly organized. They become increasingly
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • to be led increasingly into asceticism, into a direction hostile to
    • everyday life, and which since then, has transformed the whole of our
    • course you know the other incident which occurred in the Bavarian
    • ‘done thing’ since the days of yore, these are the really
    • includes far more than that of admitting women into the learned
    • including that of lawyer, doctor, philologist and so on. Women have
    • alongside the general inclination arising from practical life,
    • another inclination, one of the heart, a longing of the soul had to
    • coincidence — many will understand this that at the beginning
    • physiology. Perhaps what is said there is incorrect; but even if it
    • such a competent way even if incorrectly — about all these
    • ‘life-principle’, for the laws of materialism which,
    • were not formed principally by that which permeates every living body
    • different members of the human nature, it would convince you that it
    • us recall our own life. Just think of all you have learnt since you
    • souls: principles, mental pictures and so on. These are changes,
    • courage, love — a woman can clearly evince masculine
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • the world's rapidly increasing population does not eat meat, it
    • positive in its way as the instinctive ability of laboratory rats
    • applicable only to him, since spiritual science does not consider
    • principle that every material occurrence, everything that takes
    • Through it are expressed the instinctive feelings and in certain
    • who are more narrowly inclined toward the care of the inner life
    • a definite task. We might say that since they are opposites, it is
    • incorporated, could not live a full life within the material world.
    • organism, since the animal also possesses an astral body. Even
    • If a man desires to gain an increasing mastery
    • independent and more inclined to develop inwardly. He will become
    • master over his whole being. The more he is inclined to
    • definitely connected with a man's increasing dogmatism and his
    • The astral body is the carrier of feelings, instincts,
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • teachings. He constantly emphasised the distinction between his
    • in his autobiography, “include at the very least the anthroposophical
    • night and sleep during the day. Of this we can be convinced in a
    • There is still a third province in the life of the human soul which
    • principles, moral impulses, are working indirectly into the
    • principles we accept, where they instill into our will that which we
    • Moral qualities are revealed distinctly in the particular colouring of
    • individual of lower moral principles, the streams are quite different
    • from what is observable in an individual of noble principles.
    • a slight inclination towards moral principles the rays streaming into
    • blood streams upwards from the heart as ether, so since the Mystery of
    • have been as previously described. But since the Mystery of Golgotha
    • contradistinction to the Physical Christ of Palestine. For we have
    • process. Since then it has been a process of decay.* What is light?
    • recognise moral principles and yet not abide by them. For most people
    • impulses. Man will transform the earth by feeling with ever-increasing
    • principles; but there will also be those who by their own free
    • epoch, and since the coming of Gautama Buddha it has spoken with
    • bathed in a “moral-ether-atmosphere.” Ever since the time
    • Buddha will have incarnated again and again on the Earth as a
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • January 11, 1912, and is included in Volume 143 of the Bibliographic
    • even for those who are not particularly inclined to concern themselves
    • it since people began to notice how unpleasantly the prevailing
    • exempt, since there is no one who is not forgetful to some degree. Just
    • involuntary actions, the control of the astral becomes increasingly
    • son that he could fulfill, he is apt to awaken the boy's antipathy. Since it
    • fulfillment of wishes in education is a doubtfully correct principle. What,
    • often convinced he will be if he does the things there are so many reasons in
    • The astral body is the carrier of feelings, instincts, etc.,
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • Now, as a rule, I am disinclined to speak of personal matters, but in the
    • capacities from incapacities, all bear witness to the sculpting power
    • prepared since our birth, what we have not brought with us from a
    • what is directly and instinctively connected with his body.
    • derived from intuition and instinct. Observation of the riddles of
    • himself away from his body.” The strange but distinct mood evoked in
    • It must be added that this type of training resulted in an increase of
    • that he could do so only at the price of increased egotism. By
    • himself of the cares and troubles, the passions and instincts of his
    • the cosmos. Ever since that time this power lives in the same
    • resurrection of Christ. Ever since the Mystery of Golgotha man lives
    • because it has absorbed the Christ impulse. Ever since the time when
    • the public than are the principles of spiritual science. Today I can
    • since humanity had already reached a definite age.
    • by remaining man, not by increasing his egotism or pride. It now
    • ever since the Mystery of Golgotha. You need not abandon your human
    • Ever since the Mystery of Golgotha the quality that each human soul
    • because ever since the Mystery of Golgotha it is essential that man
    • incarnation to incarnation. This is the mystical experience of Christ,
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • increasingly removed from past centuries. In the past, plays like the one
    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • Tempter or luciferic principle. He was the Child who was left behind in the
    • safeguards man's principle of innocence, is deeply moving, even though the
    • certainty that this principle, which is able to rescue the eternal in the
    • our teachings must include the knowledge of the Nathan Jesus boy, who
    • and commercial life will grow increasingly strong. The earth's winter can
    • human soul before it descended into its earthly incarnations.
    • strongest hopes. Then we shall know that, since the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • increasingly sure that no matter how wildly the winter storms may rage
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • IN our age it has become of ever increasing importance that those
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • same as he who was later incarnated as man and is described in the
    • center-point of human development, and everything that has since
    • The human principle into which these forces stream, if it makes itself
    • from the position in which he was incapable of lifting his body from
    • incomplete. Man, in the early stages of his life and before his
    • disaster to the whole of humanity since man, through his upright
    • since lived on in the evolution of humanity. We take the right view of
    • Thus, by means of two principles, viz., the upright position and
    • there is to be an increasing development of healthy thinking based
    • Hegel says, in a form so apparently quite incomprehensible, can really
    • incarnations. Memory at the present time is in a preparatory stage,
    • from former incarnations, but also how to pass over into our future
    • incarnations. It would go ill with our power of Memory in future
    • incarnations if we were not permeated with the Christ-Impulse. Our
    • through ever-recurring incarnations. Let us learn, through Spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • This lecture, given in Basel, June 1, 1914, is included in
    • This new Christ knowledge is to be gained increasingly through the effects
    • unselfishness, and to become acquainted with all those incentives to
    • animating every unselfish inclination within us, arousing it from passive
    • Christ did for earthly evolution was included in the fundamental impulse
    • if we consider the Mystery of Golgotha in its most inclusive connection.
    • Golgotha, incarnated in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this earlier age,
    • however, He ensouled Himself — I cannot say incarnated — in one
    • Martyr, a saying which, since it emanated from him, we must regard as
    • incarnated through what we call the Baptism by John in the Jordan in the
    • ensouled three times in an archangelic form, and then incarnated in a
    • ensoulment as an archangel and His human incarnation He had taken an
    • the Christ, incarnate in a human body, Who had to bring into order and
    • One more thing, my dear friends. You know that since 1909 we have
    • of his existence upon earth. Since we can now work in Dornach and
    • himself and what comes to him from without. Since 1909 I have felt
    • concerning human evolution, cosmic mysteries, reincarnation and karma,
    • and more frequently since then. I have accurate knowledge that it was the
    • conversation with this personality — one may call it conversation since
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • certainly be clear that since spiritual science covers an entirely
    • when the soul-spiritual is recognized as distinct from the bodily nature by
    • memory, which has possessed inner coherence ever since early
    • to touch on the principles of the topic under discussion. You can find
    • cannot be mistaken, since nothing of the spiritual world can appear to
    • embarks upon a new incarnation.
    • speaks of reincarnation. Spiritual science certainly does not draw
    • and principles of modern natural science. But spiritual science widens
    • acknowledging the truth of reincarnation. It can't change the fact
    • deepened by experience, led him to speak about reincarnation. At the
    • reincarnation at the height of his career. So they say, “Oh, well,
    • only increased as a result of extending our knowledge beyond the realm
    • have been Christians not only since Christ's appearance on earth, but
    • spiritual world has been possible only since the founding of
    • Christianity. Since then, every soul who applies the methods set forth
    • in the mysteries to withdraw from his body. He can be found since the
    • mysteries once introduced to human souls dwells since the Mystery of
    • heights united with earthly humanity. Since the time He passed through death
    • on the basis of what they saw. Since Copernicus, they have learned to
    • science would like to widen their view to include cosmic spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • German by Peter Mollenhauer, Ph.D. It is included in Das Geheimnis des
    • powers in the East (Russia) and the West (France, England and, since
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • highest human principle in the evolution of the earth-the Christ, who
    • according to the luciferic principle and to the other according to the
    • principle of Ahriman, but he must maintain his equilibrium through the
    • increasingly becoming a conscious force. So we can see in the
    • becoming increasingly rare and will eventually disappear. Yet one
    • history. European history has been guided by the Christ impulse since
    • everywhere. The most incorrect pronouncement made by the empirical
    • how the culture of the West is seized by the ahrimanic principle, and
    • what principle causes the pendulum to swing to the other side. In the
    • ahrimanic principle. In Central Europe we have been assigned the
    • One who is carrying the Parcival principle into the new age and who,
    • with the mere knowledge of the divine-spiritual principle but wanted
    • the Christ principle had put a stamp on the entire development of the
    • century is necessary so that the Christ principle can gradually spread
    • that since 1879 a violent struggle has been in preparation between
    • since it rests entirely on material interests. From below one sees
    • one produces many unexpended ether bodies. Since this is the biggest
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • distinction, even if only in thought, between the work we do in a
    • knowledge and who sincerely intend to work together in brotherliness
    • Similarly, in the sixth epoch all materialistic beliefs including
    • are incarnated in the next epoch. It still hovers above us. It was in
    • into the souls incarnated in the bodies of ancient Persian
    • Eastern Europe feels instinctively, but often with perverted instinct,
    • made to indicate this by including a word that brings out the
    • inasmuch as the term includes a word that glaringly contradicts the
    • the instinctive feeling that the spirit self can only manifest in a
    • does not want to abandon but, on the contrary, regards as a principle
    • Austria, which comprises thirteen distinct peoples and thirteen
    • philosopher to adopt for himself without question the principle of
    • the earth when he is incarnated in the sixth epoch of culture. The
    • our senses, how can we believe in a divine world, since a divine world
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • completely. At that time, it would therefore not have been incorrect to
    • Since the Atlantean epoch,
    • expression from the series of our incarnations. The human beings will
    • etc. In so far as Homer reincarnates, only the “man” Homer
    • will reincarnate, not the spirit that once guided him. But in the etheric
    • incumbent upon us to prevent the triumph of materialism, through another
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • increasingly aware that, so far as the ultimate problems of human existence
    • is incapable of understanding matter and consciousness, the two poles so to
    • earth which we admire, came into being, man included. This view is
    • class teacher not standing there, revolving the pin. But since everything
    • race during inconceivably long periods of time, only to fall back headlong
    • one quite intelligible to the public, since it demands no further external
    • evolution. When this evolution has progressed, it will be increasingly
    • according to the true principles of Spiritual Science, not at all like the
    • possible to discover these forces in our environment just as distinctly as the
    • the spring time, become increasingly clothed in green, later on developing
    • incalculable, hence teachers gifted with insight have declared that human
    • fourth stage of life, since it is evident that we must be indebted to this
    • on its evolution throughout a series of incarnations. If the ego possessed
    • repeated incarnations on earth, empower it to act upon certain parts of the
    • representatives today announce quite distinctly how totally erroneous the
    • That is a fact that will be recognized with increasing frequency. And along
    • redemption; the doctrine of the incarnation of Christ in Jesus of Nazareth
    • “Praeambula Fidei.” These include all truths dependent upon the
    • incarnation in the domain of spiritual perception, this fact has nothing to
    • instance, he includes the spiritual nature of the human soul in that domain.
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • earnest, especially during the last decades — since the last third of
    • strivings within the bourgeoisie or middle class, especially since the
    • we have been living since the beginning of the fifteenth century. They
    • done in human society, but in the evil inclinations — in the
    • our attention from the consequences of these inclinations —
    • extent. We must direct our gaze to the evil inclinations. If we do so,
    • then we may put this question: In what men do these evil inclinations
    • work during our own fifth post-Atlantean period — those inclinations
    • the human being. Then we receive the answer, and it is this: Since the
    • beginning of the fifth post-Atlantean period, evil inclinations —
    • inclination towards it — I say again, the inclination. Whether in one
    • case or another the inclination to evil leads to an external evil
    • action depends on quite other circumstances than on the inclination
    • evil inclinations in man? What do they seek to achieve in the
    • in him the inclination to receive the spiritual life. In the great
    • did not receive into himself those inclinations to evil of which I
    • responsible for the evil inclinations of man?
    • the Spiritual Soul, man is little inclined as yet to see his
    • into their souls, through various incarnations, by the influence of
    • altogether different from what the men of today are as yet inclined to
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  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • which in earlier periods man felt instinctively and judged
    • instinctively.
    • is to raise that which is instinctive to the plane of consciousness.
    • What is instinctive in us happens to a certain degree by itself, but
    • instinctive. Only when the instinctive nature which has appeared in
    • only when this instinctive nature becomes instead an active element,
    • social impulses or to the social instincts, movements or forces
    • only be thought of as mere unconscious instincts since when we speak
    • of social instincts today, we must take into account that we live in
    • has to be overcome. Man has such a great inclination in our day to
    • itself by, an inclination to sleep. That of which I speak goes on
    • whether it is considered good or bad, since it is quite necessary. Be
    • it was felt instinctively in man. What is necessary and must be
    • interest of one for another does not increase, if people do not begin
    • have the cry for social union; and on the other, the ever-increasing
    • spread of purely anti-social principles. The blindness of people
    • back over our present incarnation to survey what has happened to us in
    • we meet in the present. In this way we awaken the social instinct in
    • Nowadays man wants to be instinctively that which his experiences make
    • cultivate the social instinct and impulses in us by looking back upon
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • upon Middle Europe. This incisive contrast was between the inner,
    • often mentioned an incident which listeners may have thought trivial,
    • since the middle of the 15th century the spirit has to be brought to
    • towards materialism — the strangely incongruous fact that certain
    • distinction consistent with the threefold membering of the body
    • social: the distinction was merely superficial, a mask. Two
    • spheres as separate and distinct.
    • principle, the res publica (i.e, the conception of it), was
    • instinct. But in this manner no headway can be made towards the
    • for otherwise modern mankind as a community will be incapable of
    • Of salient importance during this period was the increasing
    • inculcation of Greek culture. No spiritual life belonging
    • incarnated as they came down from above, the wanderings and movements
    • incarnated in those regions. In the 15th century this sympathy began
    • to wane, and since then the souls have no longer been guided by racial
    • certain region of the earth is flat or mountainous. Since the 15th
    • preach sound principles, saying that one should abjure materialism and
    • broadly speaking, science is pretty strongly convinced that it is so. In
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • which is for the elect” — and the speaker usually includes himself
    • include the whole of the imperceptible or spiritual realm, we must speak of
    • on man, bodily influences are of course included. They are bodily
    • satisfying principles, but you can only speak about them by pointing to
    • something alive, something that cannot be reduced to abstract principles
    • today are convinced that everything must stay exactly the same when it
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • organism. We can therefore make the following distinction: In our
    • only. If we adhere to the principles of spiritual-scientific thinking
    • sleep, we would be incapable of reaching a clear concept of the ‘I,’
    • the periods of sleep. What we slept through is actually included in
    • incredible hypotheses of how the soul works upon the body. But this is
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • further ado, to build a bridge from these imponderable, incorporeal
    • cannot, without being inconsistent, admit the existence of morality in
    • the world-order. Only if modern science is inconsistent can it accept
    • machine in terms of mathematics and the principles of mechanics, or
    • Since that year the prohibition has been lifted and the Copernican
    • principles, mathematical-mechanical principles. The rudiments of it
    • that of today, for it was based, not upon mathematical principles but
    • instinctive-clairvoyant vision of the universe. The earliest
    • instinctive knowledge — of how things are in reality. But in the
    • present age this instinctive knowledge no longer suffices; what in
    • earlier times was known instinctively must now be acquired by
    • Think of how greatly our responsibility is increased when we realize:
    • including the moral, which indeed it does — if there were only a
    • existence of an incandescent globe of gas, there is merely the
    • instinctive clairvoyance but must now be reacquired by fully conscious
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • inconceivable that anything should proceed from us in the way of
    • increasingly efface and exclude the actual thought content, in so far
    • single word by dint of an effort of will; an element of instinct
    • in speech that is instinctive and involuntary. But the more we go out
    • increasingly take root there. The will would at most be able to ray
    • merely rays into our life since birth. As thinking beings, we have
    • case today, we make sincere endeavors to develop unbiased thinking, it
    • connecting both has since ancient times been called Wisdom.
    • these three elements to which ancient instinctive knowledge pointed
    • because people are incapable of any other belief than that what has
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • since the Mystery of Golgotha when we remember that the Christ who went
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • incomprehensible. However, if we investigate them without narrow-minded
    • people since the eighteenth century and throughout the nineteenth century
    • increasingly come to understand from a spiritual-scientific point of view
    • of the world has been created, it is here. It has become increasingly
    • Christmas. We must realize that since the nineteenth century even theology
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • evolution takes its starting-point from a certain ancient instinctive
    • ancient instinctive clairvoyance was already greatly dimmed. Men's
    • as well as the old instinctive clairvoyance had grown very dim as the
    • character that, even then, in the age of instinctive clairvoyance, the
    • large mass of mankind had a kind of instinctive clairvoyance,
    • instinctive clairvoyance and dreaming consciousness.
    • its qualities, or why it is so named. But since it is used by the ton,
    • an instinctive, imaginative picture-perception. Thus, through inner
    • instinctive clairvoyance. And they worked in their last remnants in
    • ancient instinctive clairvoyance. And these the poor shepherds
    • principle, in the announcement that the various peoples would follow
    • shepherds was one which could make no national distinctions and
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • to human cognition since very early times. We have only to recall the
    • other planets. Ever since the time of Copernicus, this is the picture
    • or other ancient teaching, but works absolutely on the principles of modern
    • man's mind and soul since early Greek times. The Greek had not a
    • increasingly free. It is thus not a matter of “either —
    • instinct; free, on the other hand, where we have grown independent of
    • the instinctive life, where we are able to awaken within us pure love
    • is, so to speak, incidental. He sees himself hurled through universal
    • of his life of instinct. He is under necessity so to think that,
    • Consciousness of self he derived from his instincts, and from the
    • Out of an instinctive feeling that was conscious and yet at the same
    • contradistinction to what Kant recognised as the human faculty of
    • is, however, incomplete; and we shall not arrive at any satisfactory
    • Otherwise, since all the results that are arrived at in such
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • is obvious that aberrations, inclinations that often run counter to
    • instinctive element over which we have little control and which drives
    • hatred can assume incredible proportions. The aim of all education and
    • through the world surrounding us. Darkness inclines in the direction
    • instinctive wisdom, caused him to attach little importance to the
    • Today, of course, it must be realized that the old instinctive wisdom
    • Persia with their instinctive wisdom, and in this sense the sun was
    • germinate in the darkness, who longed to preserve the old instinctive
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • is included in the lecture reports that I have not revised.
    • When there was still an instinctive understanding of these things, in
    • instinctive consciousness of those ancient days. In the alphabet we
    • were instinctively aware that they brought a name down with them from
    • Since then Christian consciousness still preserves this primeval
    • instinctive, human wisdom it was astronomy that was expressed. What
    • which in earlier days, existed in instinctive clarity. Today grammar
    • what once existed in the instinctive wisdom of primeval times. Take
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • the first periods of life, and it is many years since I first
    • instinctively — and intensively — he experiences all that is going
    • senses. But this restriction of the imitative principle to the
    • permeated by the etheric world. And before man gets the inclination to
    • were a distinct structure — a distinct etheric structure of their
    • puberty, a distinct change in the whole etheric form that the human
    • slowly, then with full regularity and increasingly from the age of
    • about, moving the arms, and so on — are increasingly retained in the
    • astral body can absorb very much of all that has taken place since you
    • learned to speak and think and since its own configuration was
    • coincide only approximately with the physical) man's own etheric heart
    • increasingly into the organs and takes possession of them. From
    • destroyed chiefly by extraneous conditions — including, of course,
    • this or that can certainly be incorporated in their karma, but it is
    • and concentrated there in the human being becomes increasingly cosmic;
    • and in our next earthly life it is incorporated in the human being
    • not ourselves alone. Incorporated within us is something that comes
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • ideals which have instinctively been recognized as representing the
    • an idea that does not coincide with the fact. When he thinks the
    • relate to the actual being of man all that is expressed instinctively
    • Indeed, he who is incapable of being moved at the sight of beauty to
    • abstract knowledge of and inconsequent chatter about goodness, if
    • It was, indeed, out of a profound instinct that Truth, Beauty and
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • — we find that they too experienced, more or less instinctively, the
    • Life of nature. But as humanity developed further, those instincts, which
    • for instance, with the type of instinctive clairvoyance belonging to
    • instinctively lived together with their natural surroundings and with the
    • cycle of nature but these instincts have more or less died away, and
    • chance! Suppose he were not to adopt any inner guiding principles or rules,
    • instinctive co-existence with nature. In his case it was more ensouled than
    • that of the animals, but still instinctive. His life has taken on a newer,
    • the dying away of his instincts he has fallen, in a certain way, below the
    • content of the Mysteries he also received the guiding principles of
    • to life after death. Everyone then knew instinctively of life before birth.
    • particularly since the first third of the fifteenth century, has trickled
    • under Greek conditions in a different incarnation, would say: ‘Take heed
    • principally to the Father God, and in Christ he had the Son of God. In God
    • spring and summer. And man knows: Once upon a time we were instinctively
    • a higher Level of being, as the insect does instinctively, on a lower
    • animal instinctively does not do. We must learn through Anthroposophy to be
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • take into account this revolutionary principle in the human organism,
    • the body and then incorporating into it the healing etheric body.
    • carry in us, in incipient form, in the moment of coming into being,
    • educational principles are established out of knowledge of the human
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    • Since I was asked to speak about the therapeutic principles which have
    • Since anthroposophy strives to know the human being comprehensively
    • briefly indicate in principle stood before me approximately thirty-five
    • the influence of these principles of the membering of the human being
    • incorrectly within one another if they penetrate into one another.
    • process which I have described to you before in principle, and which lies
    • properly incorporated into a remedy and introduced into the organism,
    • explain it in detail, but I only want to point out general principles here.
    • becomes incapable of allowing to act in the right way certain forces,
    • come under consideration since pulmonary tuberculosis is an
    • I can mention this only in principle, but one can see from it not only how
    • — which actually has been, as such, incorrectly named — physical
    • soul-spiritual influences; rather, they include them. You have evidence of
    • principles are actually given in what I have presented to you.
    • I really could only present the principles aphoristically to you today.
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    • The original text is included in the volume of the Complete
    • teachings. He constantly emphasized the distinction between his
    • in his autobiography, “include at the very least the anthroposophical
    • Earth, including that which we ourselves contribute to if, we shall of
    • required here, namely none other than those that have been known since
    • Say for example there was an incisive moment, an all-important event
    • from incarnation to incarnation. In this respect the other planets are
    • Long, long ago, in an instinctive atavistic clairvoyance, mankind had
    • still preserve some relic of the old instinctive wisdom. They are the
    • wisdom. And yet these bearers of an ancient and instinctive wisdom
    • in effect: Since the Middle Ages your knowledge of the Christ has died
    • really is. Your European teachers no longer know it. Since the decline
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    • souls who in full sincerity feel themselves drawn to the Michael stream.
    • honestly incline to the Anthroposophical Movement, belong to these souls
    • who in at least two successive incarnations made a powerful impression on
    • in their true unity when we recognize them as successive incarnations of one
    • incarnation is understood.
    • Sun, to that Sun existence which lived in all his incarnations so far as
    • wrote was unfinished and incomplete. The first book he undertook was intended
    • Earth since his death. He finds the way to tell what remains of Raphael in
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • is included in the lecture reports that I have not revised.
    • world, they always made a distinction between an exoteric teaching,
    • Mystery of Golgotha, is concerned, we must make a distinction between
    • convinced of the true existence of the Christ-being before the event
    • the experience at Damascus convinced Paul; the vision at Damascus
    • convinced him of the truth of the Mystery of Golgotha. In spite of
    • incarnated in Jesus of Nazareth — had undergone the shameful
    • an incomplete ossification. So that the brain contains a constant
    • his own rulership. He who learns to know Ahriman since the Mystery of
    • unconscious and subconscious in man, as in the case since the days of
    • was possible, but the sharp edge was taken off his rule. Since then,
    • imply? If Ahriman would succeed in convincing men against all other
    • lives in Ahriman's soul since the period stretching from the forties
    • began to have an influence on human consciousness since the Mystery
    • just set forth. The incorporation of the intellect, which began
    • entangled instinctively in quite another world-conception and could
    • convince Saul. Only Christ himself could convince him, by appearing
    • is the inclusion of death into life. Before Golgotha, the knowledge
    • of life did not include death. Now death became known as an essential
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    • lecture. But important points emerge even from these incomplete notes.
    • general conception. The Christian principles of that time did not
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    • emerge even from these incomplete notes.
    • we should include Shakespeare in the German classics. And if we
    • since he was rediscovered in the middle of the eighteenth
    • This was the general conception. The Christian principle had no
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    • humanity — that is as an incarnation of the Holy Spirit, merely a
    • reincarnation of the same. The teachings he proclaimed were attacked
    • beings who have passed through all stages since the middle of the
    • Augustine, on the contrary, advocated the principle: I would not
    • Luther is the continuer of the principle of Authority. Faust, on the
    • Root Race which has been in preparation since the founding of
    • of the Widow there will live the inviolable principle that Evil must
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    • mechanics and physics and is increasingly becoming the ideal of
    • its entirety and established as incontestably correct under all
    • has. to insert special values in order to include under one general
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    • inclined to feel it all rather remote from everyday life. But this is
    • (including what is in air and water) and also, in essentials, the
    • including what is done by the dead themselves — arouses
    • karmic connection on Earth, in the last or in an earlier incarnation.
    • of the dead, all that happens is that we interpret them incorrectly.
    • interpret our own inner being incorrectly.
    • to the pain and the sorrow, people make no distinction as to whether
    • It is really so that a clear distinction can be drawn between these
    • Catholic service includes no funeral oration but consists in ceremony,
    • a case. The same distinction holds good for all our thought about the
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    • in the brain. It is very interesting that since it became known that
    • Since
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    • Topics included are: Enlivening the Sense Processes and Ensouling
    • This is quite acceptable. Then something is incorporated in these
    • live in everything present in instinct, in emotion. Here, too, man is
    • something which there will be increasing need to recognise as we go
    • crust” includes everything that grows up out of it, and without
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    • natural necessity. It includes everything produced by the sense-nature
    • the law comes about through an inclination akin to that of the artist,
    • human, harmonious instincts. Schiller was a man of reflection and
    • reason; Goethe was a man of instinct, but spiritualised instinct. The
    • For Goethe, the man of instinct, all this was not so simple. Any kind
    • of abstract philosophical talk, including talk about rational
    • of instinct. Schiller was the man of understanding, but not in quite
    • no inclination to know anything about Schiller's “Letters on
    • The middle of the nineteenth century was a much more incisive point in
    • them of a powerful spirituality which humanity has since lost. Anyone
    • fairy tale. Since the middle of the nineteenth century this
    • thinking, and a man who had spiritualised instincts, such as Goethe
    • had, had it living in these instincts. In some way it still lived. Now
    • included; he is not separated from the universe. This is the beginning
    • of what our time instinctively intends, out of impulses that remain
    • justified instincts. What men wish for, without knowing what they
    • People are inclined to stop at this point, leaving a certain sterility
    • between these three elements was still felt. Only since the sixteenth
    • does: that the necessity of reason is transformed into inclination,
    • and inclination is raised to a spiritual level like that of reason. He
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    • true. Under the name of limbs, for example, we have to include a good
    • A recognition of these distinctions allows us to indicate more exactly
    • less concealed, although they can be distinctly noted by one who knows
    • outside us, including such elemental beings as I described to you
    • up to the French Revolution or to Poincare; others to the downfall of
    • so-called historians can find no possible way of including the Christ
    • these will tend increasingly to become experiences of decline. We find
    • resultant; the velocity is an elementary principle or quality that
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    • Consciousness Soul since the beginning of the fifteenth century have
    • incandescent gas, and this picture is then transferred to the Sun in
    • A distinction must be made, however, between the Moon forces that work
    • Thus we have the upper part of man, including the head and everything
    • and ideas, nervous symptoms are bound to increase in severity, because
    • earlier incarnations a man has within his being forces which
    • entering. He prepares for his descent to the Earth and — since
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    • (malleus, incus, stapes). Behind these again, you come to the
    • And the little bone which science calls the incus or anvil,
    • incus to the tympanum or drum appears as a metamorphosis
    • of the lower part of the leg including the foot. But the
    • principle of weight. Thus if we rightly understand how the form of man
    • witness to the fact that we have incorporated ourselves into this
    • earthly incarnation. Here the head-system lives and thrives, in order
    • the principle of weight. I spoke in this connection of a transformed,
    • wrested away from the incursions of gravity. The act of orientation in
    • to the whole man. Increasingly in modern time we have come to regard
    • acquired by ‘swotting’. Acquired thus, it is incorporated in
    • is not easily incorporated in our memory. After three days all that we
    • In ancient times people still had an instinctive clairvoyance as a
    • away. The old instinctive clairvoyance is no longer there. In the
    • people — including some of the finer spirits — at the
    • spiritual, to incarnate the spiritual, and live with it. Hence, my
    • your philosophic pedants will call this a dreadful principle —
    • German spirit.2 It is the principle that brings the Spirit
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    • They change in two directions into urges of an instinctive kind: first
    • increases as we think more about it. In certain respects, the very
    • inability, the personal capacities and incapacities of the teacher are
    • verve, and with verve of a kind that convinces them. Scepticism is
    • unloads its consequences into the channels of instinctive love of
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    • religions and all those who participate deeply and sincerely in the life of
    • and without it man's life is lived out with incomplete consciousness. It
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • Freemasons. When they were true to their original, fundamental principles,
    • building, and so on. What are you inculcating into this raw material
    • obtained from the mineral kingdom? You are inculcating human spirit into
    • incompatible with work for themselves, and preservation of a name does,
    • order to indicate the principle by which these secret societies were
    • incarnation. You existed in physical incarnation in the early Lemurian,
    • chaos. People nowadays may be inclined to jeer at “empty
    • with the facts. If, therefore, it were possible to inculcate a new content
    • Whatever individual karma the “ I ” incurs in the process, is
    • increasingly be possible to handle vast masses of people by sheer force;
    • the single individual will immeasurably increase. If morals are not
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    • sense of uneasiness and this increases till he stands there in
    • an attack. There is an experience of increasing anxiety. The
    • consciousness. Forces that increase in intensity are there
    • pictures become distinct; their light is enhanced; they reveal
    • ourselves in earlier incarnations — entered very often
    • it. Since the appearance of Christ, the Christ-force has been
    • Christ Impulse with the Earth since the Mystery of Golgotha has
    • Since the
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    • Distinct, like an island, there stand out from the general etheric
    • ever since the first third of the fifteenth century. What he
    • itself; increasingly rich in inner spirituality. Man lost the
    • have spoken of, shrivelled up small. And no distinction was made
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    • have pointed out in other lectures that every age, including our own,
    • in the Christ Problem. Since the advent of Christianity into
    • concepts which Spiritual Science has to bring forward, coincide in
    • them wholly incapable of real judgment in matters of the spiritual
    • heights, not as yet incarnate in an outer garment of matter. We saw
    • His own development while man had long since descended into the
    • long since been the scene of man’s material evolution.
    • because, as we have seen, its elementary principles are to be found
    • idea; that is to say, the conception of a Being Who became incarnate
    • approached men felt themselves more and more incapable of
    • regard to the first principles of the outer world — such as
    • include the sphere of scientific-theological thought) came to
    • incredulous of all that was said to have lived as Divine Substance in
    • Since we are speaking of such recent occurrences, it is only
    • you convince yourselves that the Gospels or other documents are
    • incarnate in the body lives in a physical world.
    • incarnation to incarnation, from earthly life to earthly life. But he
    • became conscious of the Ego-principle last of all. In pre-Christian
    • was brought about by the ancient Initiation principle becoming
    • generations, I am able to say: the Divine Principle which has
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    • forefathers of ours were possessed of dull, instinctive clairvoyance.
    • since he himself is now entering into the sphere of Ego-wisdom
    • another. Elsa, the feminine principle, represents the soul who is
    • new principles find their way into evolution. What enters thus into
    • But later on, a different principle began to hold sway — the
    • 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
    • wherein the Christ-Principle is united with the Lucifer-Principle.
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    • School, for instance, that a distinction could be made between
    • is usually not only scanty in the extreme but quite incapable of
    • intellectualism is incapable of it. Nor is it possible to understand
    • words when there was still knowledge of the principles of true
    • hundred and seventy-four Gods include all the Gods of all the
    • A.D. we find a School which began to oppose the ancient principle of
    • spiritual life, efforts were made to wipe out the principles whereby
    • the School which not only set out to exterminate the old principle of
    • words were uttered which have never since been understood, not even by
    • subject, including the thesis by Brentano which I have mentioned, and
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    • and his Angelos. This is the case with the human being ever since the
    • inclination for the Angeloi as far as the Archangeloi.
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    • incorporated with it. When the physical body passed on from the
    • think of it as being endowed with an Ego, and since it is endowed
    • detaches itself and becomes incorporated with the universal ether and
    • death something may arise that can be incorporated with the whole
    • and the Spirits of the Will require in order to incorporate something
    • with the cosmos, namely, to incorporate with it, what they MUST
    • incorporate with it. Of course, what thus becomes incorporated with
    • order that we may once more enter a new incarnation. Many things are
    • needed in order that we may enter a new incarnation! Many things,
    • different kinds of pincers taking hold of the clock’s parts,
    • to man. Truths of this kind may increase the vanity of many, who may
    • pedagogy is so extremely clever, that it sets up clever principles,
    • principle. It is therefore impossible to see Lucifer through physical
    • Hierarchies; they are incessantly active in us, just as the air is
    • since he only brings into his book what he more or less knows, his
    • human nature is, in our time, inclined, as it were, to reveal certain
    • of our time within the sphere of a nation inclined to offer (I have
    • expressed their views, they wrote letters. It is almost incredible
    • particularly the so deeply incisive events of the present contain
    • something that must become a distinctive mark of humanity: namely,
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    • lectures, and would provide space for the rapidly increasing number
    • developed in the soul through a number of incarnations, men make
    • temples of Greece, we find that they retain the basic principle of
    • been a truer instinct than that which coined the word Dom for
    • museums? What principle underlies it all?
    • young Prince Diocletian, how the Emperor desired to hang his son on
    • hanged. The Emperor gives his assent, for the story has convinced and
    • blackboard beside one a chart of the seven principles of man! But so,
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    • sent with them the teaching of non-reincarnation, the teaching
    • Manu said to himself: peoples who know nothing of reincarnation will
    • teaching of reincarnation was by no means of cardinal importance. For
    • received the doctrine of reincarnation, and in Brahmanism this latter
    • principle followed by the Initiates is: the mingling of what is new
    • spirituality with the doctrine of reincarnation. In the Hamitic branch
    • teaching into a new form. A less definite doctrine of reincarnation
    • the calendar, and principles of measure and weight. The immigrants who
    • hold of, and becomes the principle making all men equal before God.
    • Christ is the inner, divine principle. He must pour Himself into the
    • perforce to accept it, since He was to be made manifest by degrees on
    • understand the idea of the incarnated God. To begin with, this idea
    • Germanic-English race has grown out of two fundamental principles: on
    • incarnation started, approximately in the middle of Lemuria, one who
    • Messiah, Montsalvat, Neo-Semites, non-reincarnation, Palestine
    • Maximus, Primal Semites, Protestant, reincarnation, Rishi, Roman,
    • non-reincarnation,
    • reincarnation,
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    • the most important) from our instinctive life, and cannot realise
    • by Leonardo da Vinci's picture of the Last Supper. For in this
    • experiences since the age of three or four or five, so had the human
    • within himself the power to overcome his sickness. Increasingly the
    • Principle held sway. Yet it was felt how man had departed ever more
    • Men had increasingly forgotten their past life of soul
    • Thus as the initiates lived on, ever and increasingly
    • In primæval ages men had not known Death. Since ever they came to
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    • when lightning actually flashes through space? To-day we are inclined
    • or so since words were still felt in this way in the Northern
    • Hermann Grimm showed a true and sure instinct, when he said that we
    • since then in the very being of man's soul.
    • element. This is a fact of incalculable significance. And what the
    • increasingly how the languages show signs of dying.
    • present and had to resort to the past. During the time since the
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    • as the incipient but as a much later episode in the
    • incorporate not in the individual man nor yet in a nation, but rather
    • districts, as to the manner in which this Aeon had been incorporate
    • to their study of a mystery of this character have long since passed
    • instinctive realisation of the super-sensible world. His thoughts were
    • thought is formal, short-winded, often inconsistent. Men should
    • was incapable of piercing this wall and though men hankered after the
    • the Pleroma. What was once an instinctive but at the same time a
    • astral sphere which since the Middle Ages has become the Paradise of
    • metamorphosis through which they have passed since then. These beings
    • Since the later Middle Ages and on through the centuries of the
    • incomprehensible to the modern mind. Luciferic elements in the form
    • indistinct. Seething over from the East we see those other beings,
    • needing to convince them by means of speech.
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    • acquaintance with the physical world. We are incorporated in this
    • spiritual principles a practical possibility.
    • relation to those who are still incarnated as men here in the
    • to have good eyesight (if we are sound and healthy). Moreover, since
    • approach us — as he must do, since he is still connected with
    • find, for they are on the lookout for it. It is an isolated province
    • frequently arranged instinctively according to these truths. Customs
    • though it was often only known by instinct. I said: the dead, soon
    • such things were still felt instinctively, care was taken that a son
    • stream of life was an instinctive expression of the desire to make it
    • incorporation of man into the universe — this correspondence of
    • planets which are now included — Uranus and Neptune —
    • distinctly a certain inner experience. When you feel hunger in the
    • souls, incarnate or discarnate — among all these, we shall also
    • incarnation. And there is no other way of having this feeling; we can
    • through the physical world in our next earthly incarnation
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    • incorrectly begotten that Helios, the Sun-God became so angry
    • soon as one takes these ideas together, one is no longer inclined to
    • the myth, which I must relate since we shall need it if we wish to
    • not incarnated in the flesh. But on the other hand, if one looks
    • for they have more power, as it were, since the Imaginative concept,
    • supersensibly, could even incorporate in a man, so could the
    • men, had a distinct reality for these ancient peoples, since they
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    • mysteries, but gradually, since it has become abstract, only serves
    • inroads into the human being in the case of the female, since the
    • by the human being is today — in fact since the times when
    • too, since it was still the ancient Imaginative time. In those times
    • to think; with the setting sun this ceases, since one lies down to
    • earth since that ancient time. The air has become coarser. But not
    • dregs left behind. This had to come about since otherwise men could
    • nothing to do with it. Since that time people have grown accustomed
    • Prince). There one has it linked directly with what is beheld, later
    • And increasingly things are to be loosed from their connections.
    • living. Since Osiris was slain he has been with the dead; he will
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    • living, since the 15th century, in the fifth Post-Atlantean epoch,
    • as the Osiris-impulse. So that since then Osiris is a Being at the
    • head in place of the crown, and since then she has been portrayed
    • he could acquire a special increase of his power in the world if he
    • trailed the new offspring about, and since she had trailed and
    • the machine. And since this being had arisen out of fourteen pieces,
    • concepts that he could find and convince one that all these
    • scientific profundity’ — speak of principally when it
    • letter-script in contradistinction to the ancient kind which the
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    • of man today so that a counterweight may be created to the principle
    • Egyptian culture, however, the mystery as a principle of the
    • Mysteries, was a deeply rooted principle. The Egyptian who was
    • Mystery-principle into a power-principle, they actually sought to
    • the Egyptian priest principle, specially important persons are made
    • moon. Since the forces of the moon work in quite a special way
    • do so much wrong as in this, since in none could one sin more deeply
    • principal negotiators. It is not uninteresting — but even
    • could long since have been sundered from his shoulders. For in
    • instance, one can very well hear: the fundamental principle of modern
    • discovered a new principle. He was indeed really incarcerated in a
    • energy-principle is represented today, but it exists there in
    • much inclined to take a lively interest in abstractions, to become
    • introduced what is yet to occupy us — the important principle
    • principle of man's becoming old, the becoming old of his
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    • increasing, but of experiencing, even in the decline of
    • year. We are now living — since the 15th Century — in the
    • reduce this age as much as possible, since people think that they
    • called your attention last time to the immense incision in the
    • Revolution is really altogether sincere in his inmost heart. One
    • questions it! There is a crucial test of this sincerity which simply
    • of one's own sincerity, for on the whole it is not so very
    • realize the tolerance that he means — a tolerance not inclining
    • science with the principle of Christianity! Hence the cheap and
    • general disinclined for it, still disinclined, and it must cease to
    • be disinclined and grow inclined for it.
    • longer experience it in this incarnation. You see how little people's
    • always regard their own principle as the only one to make all mankind
    • be recognized if one proceeds from principles of spiritual science.
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    • And so it is very natural, since it actually corresponds to what we
    • drawing and make it so: one must also, as it were, include the
    • this comfortless wisdom. And since they do not know that, they say
    • fast. She rushes too fast, the earth! And since she rushes too fast,
    • since the earth moves quickly, we also have our head-development
    • mystery for me, since I can hear it from his mouth, but cannot find
    • Since the third century of our era, when in the West the prejudice as
    • smallest, since he cannot raise himself to the great. But it
    • through Spiritual Science, since Spiritual Science is head wisdom
    • a man as Schlegel suggested unsuitable means — since he was
    • developed since the 8th, 9th centuries, knows that many different
    • centuries, since the 8th, 9th centuries, with regard to anyone
    • things, since the sympathies and antipathies were caused by relations
    • inclined to take them. We are standing before mighty revolutions —
    • the soul and on the sincerity in the soul, and harmful above all is
    • desires and instincts, through Chauvinism and nationalism, but solely
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    • whole universe are at work within it. It is principally from man's
    • Since water was needed for the soldiers, persons able to use the
    • as scientific findings, since Professor Benedict has published the
    • substance, which cannot be produced in the chemical laboratory since
    • incarnation. The dead live a spiritual life, and this life is
    • physical matter. Since our head has been formed and shaped by the
    • since we build up our head, as it were, out of cosmic forces, our own
    • lived through, when in fact the head has long since lost its
    • Spiritual-Science, since we know that the Earth will be transformed
    • have to keep returning into incarnation since we have many things
    • considered all the more since it is connected with what I have called
    • heart-life. What people generally speak of is the life of instincts
    • instinctively take it into account. I have recently given an example
    • had obtained his pension, since at seventy-two he no longer felt
    • whole cultural life becomes imbued with the principle that it should
    • it is some time since — there was an arrangement in the
    • principle of patience if life of the head is to pass over into life
    • understand it. Such a principle is scarcely to be associated with the
    • purely life of instinct and desire; it is not spiritual. And so the
    • life of instinct and desire is irritated with the mere head-life.
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    • to realize how that which he incorporates into his etheric body by
    • have incorporated into our astral body is to be found outside in the
    • incorporated into it in the course of life. One can thus say that the
    • certain inclinations, I might say, in divers directions.
    • period between death and a new birth with its strong inclination
    • without, from the skin inwards, including the sense organs, is built
    • out of the soul which we have experienced in a former incarnation,
    • incarnations and appears in this incarnation in a metamorphosed form,
    • consider life as it passes through repeated incarnations. Our modern
    • sure, incarnated in Europe, but more in the north, This is entirely
    • with what arises in the soul from former incarnations. And European
    • also reincarnated in this western and eastern Europe; but all that
    • because the reincarnated American-Indian souls unite with what
    • Although the souls who have incarnated in the majority of the
    • incarnations; that Christianity with them is merely a matter of
    • incarnated, as the present times approached, more toward the east,
    • in a spiritual-scientific way, are often typical reincarnations of
    • incarnation among a people who had accepted Christianity.
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    • connection between the Ego and the limbs, we find an inclination to
    • is becoming rarer and rarer. Since in their waking life men do not
    • the Good, but are also able to exercise upon the urges and instincts
    • unselfish love for human beings, sincere interest in every fellow man
    • soul-element of one earthly incarnation manifests in the physical in
    • the next; the spiritual of one incarnation in the soul of the next.
    • conception; it is, however, quite incorrect.
    • on-flowing sequence of incarnations so that we relegate everything to
    • spiritual world, while he is asleep. Since materialism denies
    • principles which have their images in the words of speech; we can
    • the Kyriotetes. Into the urges, instincts and desires of the physical
    • so strong that instincts of a higher order arise in his physical
    • later incarnations. In the present earth-life such a man suffers from
    • increasing lack of power to carry into the physical body the
    • more than “feeling,” for it includes also the perception
    • need, for with antiquated traditions mankind will be incapable of
  • Title: Lecture: Goethe and the Evolution of Consciousness
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    • world which had grown up since the fifteenth century. In his youth he
    • world and his view of life since the fifteenth century? It is, in
    • conception of the world based upon the principles of measure, number
    • application of the principles of measure, number and weight in the
    • study of external Nature since about the middle of the fifteenth
    • chiefly in the element of reason. It is really only since the
    • Goethe did not feel at home either with the principles of measure,
    • kind of thought that has developed since the middle of the fifteenth
    • how all that unfolded in Greek culture since the age of Pythagoras
    • We men of modern times must learn to make a clear distinction between
    • concept and word. Not to make this distinction between
    • a universal principle, universal and human. The word lives in the
    • made the same distinction as we make between the concept and the
    • word. The Greeks made no sharp distinction between concept or idea,
    • incarnate in speech itself. This may be said by some to have been a
    • done ever since the time of Galileo.
    • of our way of viewing the world, based as it is on the principles of
    • period since the fifteenth century, and this is the point in which we
    • moulded. But a faculty of soul functioning with quickened instinct in
    • meant, namely, the Imaginative element of speech, the instinctively
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    • sincerely grateful for the opportunity given me by the students here
    • inadequate and incomplete. My endeavour must be to indicate by
    • bring before you anything in the nature of convincing proof; all that
    • Spiritual Science is founded upon the same fundamental principles
    • incapable of penetrating through them into the higher worlds.
    • involuntarily or at will, pictures of our life since birth, or rather
    • since a point of time shortly after birth. Unlike ordinary
    • My task today is to indicate the principles of this subject: fuller
    • in a few months; others again will need years. The principle,
    • increasing capacity. We realise that through the activity which
    • tableau arises, encompassing the whole of life since birth. This,
    • own inner life since birth is presented in a tableau of which
    • his own life of soul since birth. But his thoughts enter as it were
    • our organism since the beginning of earthly life. The Imagination
    • instinctively, unconsciously, whereas what I have been describing is
    • way in which men strove, in those early epochs of instinctive
    • the course of life. What has long since become the past, has long ago
    • super-sensible assumes the form of indefinite, inchoate feelings and
    • involved, including his feeling and willing, this pain is an
    • up from subconscious depths, from instincts and natural urges, even
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    • even if this was instinctive. At the same time, this super-sensible
    • evinced that the older form of spirituality had ceased to exist and
    • Aristotle evinces in a
    • have acquired an entirely indistinct character, whereas for the
    • the world in a manner which was, at that time, quite incontestable.
    • tendency to include in knowledge nothing but an empiricism based on
    • became more and more necessary for the human beings to convince
    • [See Rudolf Steiner's, “Et incarnatus est ...”.] Attempts
    • states incisively, in a modern garment, to be sure. du Bois-Reymond
    • principle of research, a method of investigation.
    • “practical application of the ‘as-if principle’.”
    • But this practical application of the “as-if principle”
    • “as-if principle”, in the form which it took on in a
    • since the middle of the nineteenth century, for the tendency towards
    • a Whole and Its End”. Richard Wahle very incisively set himself
  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • become spiritually inclined, particularly the life of the will.
    • with its entirely spiritual inclinations (but the head does not know
    • this influences the instincts and the passions. There it produces the
    • human being. When it permeates the instincts, ahrimanic powers get
    • instincts to the highest degree of egoism. It develops the instincts
    • demands; he is not led to social instincts, to social feelings, and
    • element of the instincts. This has been formed, if I may use this
    • seized the instincts, this now appears in the world-historical
    • formed the foundation of what has kindled instincts in a spiritual
    • unchained unsocial instincts; but spiritual science rises out of the
    • undermined by unsocial instincts and passions.
    • will then not stir up the instincts in his ahrimanic shape, but he
    • instinct, but which would talk all the more of social questions.
    • live. For we should always make a distinction between the value which
    • slave of his instincts. He must again be set free. He can only be
    • result of the world-conception which has gradually developed since
    • instinctive wisdom had once been developed, and that afterwards it
    • see, an older and more instinctive form of wisdom could feel
    • human life is a process of death, that human feeling is an incessant
    • was undoubtedly the feeling of the doctors of ancient times, since
  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Body as a Reflexion of the Universe
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    • really to come down. Ever since the death of little Theodor Faiss, we
    • constructed in a special way, according to principles dictated
    • never hesitate to confess that ever since little Theodor's
    • little inclined to take it up!
    • him, it would be a Herculean task to draw them down. Ever since they
    • their unused forces will be at the disposal of humanity! Since these
    • including them in the evolution of the earth, for the welfare of the
    • can be included in the right direction of human evolution. It is not
  • Title: Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
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    • said that out of the strange and incoherent utterances of Jacob
    • man. And so he is incapable of understanding the reality of the
    • principles — salt, mercury, sulphur, as he calls them. These
    • which nutrition and sense-perception coincide. When man eats, he
    • body, had been taking place since the beginning of the fifteenth
    • therein indistinct. The wonderful etheric universe in miniature
    • which were gradually evolved by Scholasticism and have since been
    • since the fifteenth century, man has lost the capacity to discover
    • possessed of a wisdom incomparably greater than any contemporary
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • is a long time since we saw one another in Holland.
    • formerly were those incarnated souls — into the fifth
    • which ego-consciousness comes to the fore with special incisiveness.
    • something that none of us possessed in our previous incarnations, in
    • Since the middle of the
    • Mystery of Golgotha appeared. Something of that instinctive, ancient
    • instinctive knowledge, which lived in their souls altogether
    • instinctively, not clearly. Others too possessed such a knowledge. At
    • of Golgotha in a certain naive, instinctive way. Many people had
    • Since the year 333, the
    • of theology through this? Christ-Jesus, the incarnation of a Being
    • that God the Son should not be included in the Gospels! They should
    • that are not as yet incarnated on the earth. Consider the following:
    • has since then made the endeavour to descend to the physical world.
    • incarnated pass through many experiences. While we are asleep,
    • being. We bring it along with us into our present incarnation. During
    • psychology and seek to adopt principles that are not those of the
    • Waldorf School (for the Waldorf School principles are spiritual
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    • incarnating in bodies derived from physical parents. In that epoch,
    • continuing to be held in the grip of physical incarnation. One of the
    • longer incarnates physically, there is nevertheless a similarity. If
    • I said here recently, the essential principle of social community is
    • activity. Dare one incur the responsibility of concealing from the
    • qualities of soul. Instinctively, they regarded it as an ideal to
    • anything, for the Seven Liberal Arts are nowhere included in the
    • principles of social life, but in so doing you will only be
    • principles, in respect of all the sciences and of all branches of
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • devotion to this divine-spiritual principle. And the sacred acts and
    • Anthroposophical Movement has not coincided with the Anthroposophical
    • that is distinct from the Anthroposophical Movement, because, if I
    • has since been called.] for the renewal of Christianity. The
    • lived in spiritual worlds, has since united Himself with human life
    • the circle being increased.
    • ultimately a case of seeing clearly and distinctly that we are living
    • the principle that he who finds his way into it knows that what is
    • possessing any impulse or any inclination towards natural science,
    • since its inception, and for the Anthroposophical Movement no
    • later on. Therefore strict distinctions must be made between the
    • and I must here declare that everyone who is honest and sincere with
    • work in the human organism distinct and separate from one another; it
    • held clearly apart. Therefore in the beginning, since everything
  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • mistaken manner — upside down, we might say. Since we live on
    • possess was still formed from outside. Since that time, we have
    • including the planets and the fixed stars, if you imagine this in the
    • ever since the time of Saturn, were to stretch themselves into
    • Ego-consciousness, if we could not look back incessantly, if we would
    • death, they take it away from us and incorporate with the universe
    • experiences which now incorporates with the whole world-structure, is
    • feeling increases when anything is out of order. But when we only
    • which it should have during our next incarnation.
    • prepare our next incarnation.
    • in the spiritual world finally leading to our earthly incarnation, to
    • for the next incarnation. All the divine Hierarchies must cooperate
    • when we begin to shape our next incarnation, from out [of] the
    • we acquire through spiritual science, should incessantly continue to
    • increase and raise our feelings. In the sphere of spiritual science,
    • painful feelings, but produce feelings that incite us to
    • continue our work with increasing energy and to work faithfully
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    • in order to live within a definite incarnation, so it is also the
    • in a very marked, and distinctly outlined way. And when we speak of
    • that stretches certain parts of its principal body out of the ocean
  • Title: Lecture: Awakening to Community - I
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    • that his will impulses simply coincide with those of all the rest of
    • impulse. Since this ethical impulse that has brought him into the
    • inconsiderable item for a person who seeks to bring a religious
    • that this desire exists only as an instinct in many of those who seek
    • behind but with the new world of his seeking. Since he has turned his
    • inconsequential and reverse the direction of his will again if he
    • may come to realize purely instinctively that the life and practice
    • specific about what part of him was involved, since there can be no
    • to provide the Society with what it needs to go on living. But since
    • who has since sought out the society. The Society naturally has to
    • vigorous life, they had to include those wills in the total human
    • intelligences and geniuses — I say this very sincerely —
    • inclusion of the will. So now one not only has to be an office
    • include aspects that bear on will development.
    • since I was able to be with you here today I wanted to bring up these
    • Dornach, but since I could have the deep satisfaction of talking with
  • Title: Lecture: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • evolution; we have made splendid progress since then! [You will remember what
    • that what should be inculcated during the tender years of childhood into the
    • everything. On these two principal qualities, possessed by all newspaper
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    • includes the time between death and a new birth.
    • etheric body. And this etheric body in the plant is the principle of
    • life in a restricted sense, and also the principle of repetition. If
    • then, beginning from the root of the plant, the leaf principle would
    • attributable to the etheric principle.
    • principle and all repetition to the etheric principle. The plant has
    • is with the etheric body, which is the principle of repetition, that
    • temperament and instincts of his ancestors. But if the human being
    • inclinations, changes of temperament and so on, you still need the
    • — all that has been incorporated into the etheric body through
    • made an impression on you since your childhood, every day of your
    • included in its development becomes a hindrance to development. If,
    • cannot forget the inclinations, desires and pleasures he had in life.
    • bearer of all the instincts, desires, passions, feelings, sensations
    • they refuse to leave his memory, so likewise can the inclinations and
    • instincts that remain after death torment him, and this tormenting
    • forget, the achievements and experiences of his past incarnation can
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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    • incumbent upon men to form each lecture so that it is part of a
    • is incapable of functioning. Thus the heart can be affected simply
    • because the nervous system has become incapable of functioning in the
    • stomach, for they may, in principle, have nothing directly the matter
    • incapable of carrying out their job. If in a case like this the
    • yet these are principally those illnesses — and from this you
    • whole sphere includes a knowledge of the higher members of man's
    • drew full attention to the increasing materialism of medical science
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 3: Original Sin
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    • coincide nowadays with puberty, it became possible for him to let
    • Schopenhauer to think that men were absolutely incapable of bringing
    • his surroundings vastly increased, you get an idea of how the man of
    • passions and instincts aroused in the physical world. We must look
    • for this incitement in the physical world after human beings had
    • instincts of the two sexes working one upon the other. The kind of
    • sexes. And therefore something was incorporated into man at birth
    • incarnates he comes down from the Devachanic world and forms his
    • substance; you incorporate it. Now let us ask ourselves what the
    • longer blown by the wind. This double made out of the incorporated
    • side of it, for it has a very serious drawback. Since you withdraw
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
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    • the physical body already began on ancient Saturn. The incorporating
    • rhythm. On ancient Moon another rhythm was incorporated, that of the
    • the astral body that coincided with the previous quarter of the
    • etheric body seven days earlier coincides with its next quarter, the
    • the purpose of the rhythm. Certain influences increase in the first
    • healthy person this increasing and decreasing alternates. When a
    • rhythms of outer nature. Since that time, that is, since the middle
    • at night. In earlier times this rhythm always coincided with the
    • will be able to show that it is not so very long since people were at
    • hidden. These are things that can show us that since the fifteenth
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 5: Rhythms in the Being of Man
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    • of unconsciousness, as people say incorrectly in ordinary life, and
    • incorporation of the present-day nervous system. This in a way
    • includes the lungs in the rhythm of the astral body, that rhythm that
    • the minute hand lies on top of the hour hand. The two hands coincide.
    • twelve it can no longer coincide with the hour hand, for this has
    • before the two hands can coincide, so the minute hand does not point
    • not coincide again with the etheric body, for, after seven days, the
    • later the position of the astral body does not coincide with the same
    • heed to these two points of coincidence. We could discover points
    • the great cosmic cycle, when the hour and minute hands coincide at
    • unreliable if the two hands do not coincide the following day as soon
    • that since the middle of Atlantean times the outer situation does not
    • absolutely coincide with the inner one. Something else has come
    • hands of his watch coinciding at noon. Supposing he alters them to
    • will not coincide with the cosmic situation but its inner rhythm will
    • that at the nodal points no longer coincides with cosmic occurrences
    • coinciding of conception with a cosmic situation has ceased but the
    • of mental abyss. He has no guiding principles of thought today, no
    • body into buddhi or life-spirit and the principle of physical man
    • number three: again there is 4:3, or if we include the past in the
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 6: Illness and Karma
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    • connections between man's various incarnations. But the ways of karma
    • questions of reincarnation, when the etheric body is preserved in a
    • instincts and desires. He still hankers for the same things —
    • that the primary force of the soul, as it goes from incarnation to
    • incarnation, is set for further development. And this development
    • inclination to compensate for the pain in one of your future
    • incarnations. Your own astral body tells you what it felt like, and
    • strength in the course of previous incarnations. A soul of this
    • nature has to incarnate in the most suitable body possible, though it
    • with it from incarnation to incarnation and what it receives from the
    • life in such a way that in the next incarnation the deed can be
    • overcoming of obstacles in previous incarnations. Our present
    • conscious of the incapacity, destroying the mid-brain and rebuilding
    • future incarnations. We should regard illness as a process that makes
    • heredity and partly through our earlier incarnations. The range of
    • incarnation we increase our store of experience. This acquired
    • to incorporate this into us and make it part of ourselves.
    • reincarnating, we develop what we have learnt in one direction but
    • incarnations, and when he is born again these forces that were
    • that the fruits show themselves in that same incarnation. That is, an
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    • include in this cycle of lectures this winter a study of the everyday
    • distinctly different from the other kingdoms with whom he shares this
    • make the concept of the group soul convincing for external
    • lectures given in various places, including Berlin, and particularly
    • there are two streams in human life. One stream includes all the
    • characteristics originating from past lives in previous incarnations.
    • incarnations. Thus we differentiate between the actual kernel of
    • man's being which passes from life to life, from incarnation to
    • incarnation, and the sheaths surrounding it, comprising the inherited
    • a man's being, that passes from incarnation to incarnation, is
    • animals we cannot say that an individual soul passes from incarnation
    • to incarnation. The basis of animal nature is the group soul, and we
    • cannot say that what is individual in the animal is reincarnated. It
    • efforts in one incarnation survive and, after he has gone through
    • Devachan, pass into a new incarnation. In this new incarnation it
    • All the joy and pain we experience in one incarnation become part of
    • us, to carry over into the next incarnation; they work creatively in
    • entered his first earthly incarnation. Man was capable of it. If we
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • inner being of man, including man's whole evolution, in a certain way
    • what tremendous human differences must have come about since the very
    • and the moon are at their least. What has made itself felt since
    • Lemurian times, in the great increase of forces raying in from
    • descend, as it were, and to incarnate in a physical human form in
    • people nothing remains, they became extinct. For these bodies were of
    • the mystery of the ego. Strictly speaking all evolution since
    • has developed roughly since the beginning of our era. The ego had to
    • the ego, and they were so to say convinced that they could find
    • nature of reincarnation and karma, the principles of man's being, and
    • divine man to speak out of them, talking incessantly about the higher
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 9: Evolution, Involution and Creation out of Nothingness
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    • are foreign to its natural instincts and inborn way of life. But only
    • course of his earlier incarnations work its way free.
    • distinct and vanish after a while. What is really taking place there?
    • itself as a sum of impulses, instincts and passions. And this
    • physical bodies, that passes from one incarnation to another. If this
    • ego received nothing new in a further incarnation, man would not be
    • enriching his ego, and reaches higher levels from one incarnation to
    • attained as an ego in his Previous incarnation. This can be
    • death and has to prepare for a new incarnation. The point is that man
    • passed through earlier incarnations and has developed what has been
    • planted in him in these previous incarnations. The same applies to
    • simply through coincidence. It is not a question of the two men being
    • has already developed further in previous incarnations. And now
    • has only been possible for humanity since Earth evolution began. But
    • his ego, and he has been gradually developing these principles. But
    • within the ego he is increasingly bringing experiences of a new kind
    • since then ascended higher and higher. Today they have reached the
    • Since the middle of Atlantean times they have begun living in the
    • the future and of increasingly creating out of relationships, out of
    • however, is himself capable of including in his being this creation
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    • constantly new sides. Since the last third of the nineteenth century
    • spiritual world. Since 1899, spiritual influences must take effect
    • the gist of what I have since said in the course of years, about the
    • the Mystery of Golgotha. All the lectures given since the book
    • 5,000 years in human history, the so-called Lesser Kali Yuga. Since
    • Since
    • there was an abrupt transition; but since the year 1899, influences
    • outer events; since that year they have become more inward.
    • What I have just described to you as an incisive point
    • time there were certain tasks which it was incumbent upon the Beings
    • from one person to another, trying to convince them that some
    • very difficult to discover moral principles, neither is it difficult
    • Sunday sermon may expound any number of moral principles but as time
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    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • evolution of humanity. The distinction between Christianity and other
    • the next incarnation must be drawn from the Sun sphere, for renewal
    • the human Ego, the ‘I’. A distinction must however be
    • no possibility of any clear and distinct experience of himself as
    • together with all the other experiences, including those of the
    • if we were to come into a new incarnation with the forces of the
    • previous incarnation, those bodies would be useless. The content of
    • still available at the end of one incarnation we could do nothing in
    • new incarnation. In earthly existence — as is evident even to
    • the attitude of soul in every individual should incline to
    • develop understanding of and inclination for what we hope to contact
    • other conditions of existence, the varying religious principles were
    • principles stem from one source but are graduated according to the
    • their religious principles and conceptions of the world while they
    • adherence to the principles of a particular religion.
    • prejudices of one particular faith render us incapable of
    • principles of a different faith. An individual who on the Earth
    • regarded one particular religion only as valuable is incapable in the
    • faiths and systems of thought. In the Sun sphere, however, since we
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    • we allowed the relationship caused by our self-incurred debt of love
    • another physical incarnation. There is only the remotest possibility
    • including those of which he has no conscious knowledge or may even
    • people are for the most part disinclined to give rein to feelings of
    • permeation with the Christ Impulse will include the impulses of the
    • can be convinced of the validity of occult investigations. It is a
    • independent. At that time, in certain intervals between incarnations,
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    • shaping the following incarnation. Difference between the life after
    • principles in religious records, is very little understood. In the
    • incarnation. He looks from the circumference towards a centre. It is
    • development during incarnations, let us say in the Egypto-Chaldean
    • their lives and carried out their daily tasks more instinctively than
    • waking life were instinctive. They had acquired their knowledge —
    • incarnations. This radiated into the souls of men and was a living
    • attitudes to the world, between that of a human soul incarnated in
    • the Graeco-Latin epoch and one incarnated today. We have heard that
    • being when he is preparing for a new incarnation.
    • then, as they return to incarnations on Earth, human beings will
    • Decadence and atrophy would set in during the subsequent incarnation.
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    • With this individuality and his activity since the
    • of Buddhahood, he need not henceforward incarnate on the Earth in a
    • on Earth for the last time as Gautama Buddha has since then been
    • incarnations there was one who did not work in a physical body and
    • his being, had actually co-operated in its inception. What had still
    • a Being who need no longer incarnate in a human body, he had
    • was incarnated as the person known in history as
    • realise that in his previous incarnation he was a Christian pupil in
    • evolution since the Mystery of Golgotha took place. The figure of
    • together again in order to incarnate through a parental pair and
    • planetary spheres. Since the last death, every soul incarnated on the
    • Earth, how at each new incarnation the human being finds that the
    • the course of his incarnations an individual will have lived in
    • pre-Christian times and have been incarnated again after the impulse
    • bring back different forces into each incarnation.
    • incarnated from 1401 to 1464 in Cardinal Nicolas of Kues, Nicolas
    • in the next incarnation in an individual who conceived of the
    • have rendered them incapable of anything except a purely
    • the latter class would, like Francis of Assisi, have been incapable
    • increasingly ingenious, materialised and animalised, whereas those in
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    • in the souls of men by increasing understanding of the Christ Impulse
    • was done because since the time indicated then, the Buddha has been
    • that contributes to this increasing understanding of the Christ
    • of reincarnation and karma was left in the background not only in the
    • although Rosicrucianism must, we are told, be included in everything
    • reincarnation and karma? Why had these teachings now to be added to
    • is the principle that remains intact although everything else in the
    • him down, causing him to move about on all fours and to be incapable
    • noticeable because there is inconsistency between the human being
    • including the more delicate movements of the nerves, the subtler,
    • The section on the Old Moon period of evolution is included in
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    • the actual life of the human being other facts of incisive
    • act of what may be called the formative principle. The last
    • formative process, for the principle which builds up the human form
    • is no longer in action. With the seventh year the formative principle
    • that the principle of form unfolds its activity specifically in the
    • first seven years of the life of a human being. The principle of form
    • formative principle still produces out of the human being. The
    • formative principle has now come to its conclusion. Were its activity
    • on growing and the basic principles of his form develop still
    • without interruption. If we think only of the principles of form that
    • principles of form still have an effect upon him. They have already
    • principles that are active until the seventh year of life allow the
    • principles approach him; their nature is such that they capture and
    • at work. Whenever formative principles are active, whenever forms
    • appearance of counter-formative principles which oppose the first
    • The formative principles have been at work until the
    • seventh year; these principles work from within. Then different
    • formative principles work in opposition from outside, so that the
    • confrontation takes place between two kinds of formative principles,
    • principles belonging to the first category come from the Spirits of
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    • are there beholding are the creative, life-giving principles working
    • and other factors. In principle, therefore, Spiritual Science cannot
    • possible foundations for this attitude in their next incarnation —
    • incarnations. We have to speak of these things in a world which with
    • in the spirit may begin. Now, in this incarnation, each one of us can
    • assimilated is transformed into faculties for the new incarnation.
    • whose gaze is directed towards its future incarnation, its future
    • provide it because my previous incarnation is responsible. In a more
    • spiritual world to be condemned in increasing numbers to look down
    • Spiritual Science, accepted in one incarnation, bring life, inner
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    • for the next incarnation. Individuals after death are approached by
    • characteristics of three successive incarnations. An example:
    • Earth. Words of Leonardo da Vinci. Anthroposophy can bridge the gulf
    • during the time that has preceded our birth since the last death.
    • during physical incarnation on Earth. If, at death, we bear with us
    • acquire during an incarnation on Earth he can acquire in no single
    • loneliness, groping in darkness. In the next incarnation he will fail
    • who were able to approach them because in the preceding incarnation
    • who are incapable of genuine thinking today owe this to the fact that
    • incarnation preceding the present one.
    • incarnation, we should find that during that period such human beings
    • preceding the last two incarnations? We should find that they had
    • another of their spiritual inclinations may bear fruit. All that they
    • incarnations. And we realise again and again what nonsense it is to
    • tasks that men will have to carry out will become increasingly
    • not merely out of a sense of duty, but out of love, inclination and
    • incarnated in a physical body. Men are predestined for this and if
    • The fact that can convince us of the great and
    • necessarily in the last incarnation only but in earlier lives as
    • incarnated for the last time as the son of Suddodana, then worked in
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    • any direct connections still persisting from the last incarnation on
    • Earth. The soul may long since have ceased to yearn for
    • their own distinctive colouring in every individual. Whereas thoughts
    • with the physical body which was his in the last incarnation. While a
    • incarnation on Earth taken as a whole, still lingers. Gradually,
    • it to develop what is needed for the next incarnation on Earth. Not
    • finished with the last earthly incarnation. As far as the region of
    • completely free from the ties of the last incarnation. But then it
    • configurations of a man's different incarnations are inscribed in
    • proclaimed since times primeval. And centuries after the Mystery of
    • individuals sitting here today. If the souls incarnated in the world
    • evolution as it is today was preceded by the earlier incarnation of
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    • that which includes Christmas and the New Year. When we take these
    • through our anthroposophical studies we must of course include
    • take most earnestly the deeper principles of our anthroposophical
    • little since the beginning of our era. They were all present — even
    • those of which the modern world is so proud, including the idea of
    • including knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha, and to reflect how
    • of the world they are too readily inclined to think in terms of the
    • What I am now telling you must not be taken as offering a convincing
    • Why is this surrounding world, including the human
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    • essence of humanity which had never before been incarnated in the
    • known what it was all about. And since one cannot properly express in
    • offering of frankincense, symbolising a recognition of the Divine
    • understanding was present, since these three Magi do at least appear
    • incarnate. It was not there in the preceding epochs; but now it is
    • finally in the Middle Ages a sharp distinction is drawn between
    • with the principle we have often mentioned with regard to the
    • astrality of man. These pictures became increasingly chaotic. That
    • the elemental nature of the Earth, but in a distinctive region of the
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    • had subsequent lives; who later reincarnated in the Solomon
    • previously been incarnated on Earth in this or that individual. We
    • which had developed in a certain way through earlier incarnations. We
    • are not confined to those who incarnate on the Earth itself; there
    • the other planets (with the exception of one principal human pair who
    • had stayed on earth) and were incarnated in human bodies throughout
    • have happened to them as they went through subsequent incarnations;
    • principles held sway in these bodies, they were not so organised as
    • with the Luciferic and Ahrimanic principles. When a Greek looked up
    • Apollo. The figure of Apollo emerged in a distinctive way: what did
    • soul. And persons who have no inclination for Apollo's music,
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    • the ordering and harmonising principle in the cosmic order. I want to
    • wisdom, since it professed the Jahve-god, had to become Geology. And
    • into the early days of Christianity, since people expected not only
    • clouds and found his kingdom on Earth. The distinctive inner
    • inculcated in their pupils — to suppress the Sibylline element,
    • everything had to rest on the alliance with God and the principle of
    • did not incarnate on Earth but remained in spiritual worlds. And when
    • and do we not know how in his next incarnation the messenger
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    • anywhere in the world — including those which prevailed in the
    • debt he had incurred by his having deserted his own mother. This was
    • upon a saying by Kyot: “er jach, ez hiez ein dinc der gral”
    • “er jach, ez hiez ein dinc der gral.” He acquired a book
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    • (although he could not have expressed it in these words, since the
    • cannot be ascribed to a blind cause, and since the planets themselves
    • found. Anyone who attempted it was bound to suffer pain. And since
    • permeated with Christ is related to the forces of the stars. ... Since
    • cannot be ascribed to a blind cause, and since the planets themselves
    • certainly not be immediately convinced by what has been said. This is
    • European saga that continued the Parsifal saga, that since then,
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    • between the individual man and his ancestors and is included in the
    • becomes increasingly spiritual. For that which is attached to the
    • All the questions which have arisen since the 16th, 17th century are
    • general. And for the first time since the 16th century we
    • now have philosophy coinciding with the general evolution of mankind,
    • development, philosophical thought since the time of ancient Greece,
    • longer periods, from incarnation to incarnation. Here stand the
    • the stage of its self-consciousness and since the 16th
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    • long since been lost.
    • us. Those who have a particular inclination towards Saturn in earthly
    • convince.
    • is therefore by the Moon that the forces of heredity are incorporated
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    • the principal things connected with the evolution of earthly life,
    • difficulties. In the spiritual sphere, too, our strength increases
    • 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
    • an incessant thought activity in his subconsciousness, or we might
    • was only an instinctive knowledge) he possessed more than a
    • he intended to write a drama, with the reincarnated Plato as chief
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    • refer to them as unconscious imaginations, since it is only for an
    • vague undefined feelings, slight inclinations or disinclinations.
    • sometimes coincide with the relations of the other to the same
    • who never come to incarnation, but only to
    • life between birth and death, or out of former incarnations.
    • including all that is there of the dead.
    • world that we have our intercourse, including other human beings who
    • feel and develop inclinations — those who are living at any
    • beings, inspiring them. Nay, more, in their instinctive life people
    • this principle. And if whole classes of society attached great value
    • continuity. Since the beginning of the fifth post-Atlantean period we
    • instinctively, they used to do so — of that there can be no
    • doubt. But even that which is still instinctive to this day must be
    • transmuted into consciousness. Instinctively, for instance, people
    • attach themselves unconsciously, instinctively, to what the dead are
    • general laws of incarnation, these things take place. If you ask for
    • world. This is a part of that which holds them back, instinctively,
    • — and, among others, upon those who are still incarnated here
    • however sincerely gained. Therefore, no one who stands with full
    • sincerity on the true ground of occultism — no one who is
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    • Since we live on the physical plane, it is natural to speak in that
    • which we now possess was still formed from outside. Since that time,
    • the environment of the earth, including the planets and the fixed
    • have worked upon your physical body, ever since the time of Old
    • not look back incessantly, if we would not always see — but
    • incorporate with the universe these, our human, destinies. Our human
    • universe. That part of our own experiences which now incorporates
    • physical body, and this feeling increases when anything is out of
    • incarnation.
    • allowed to prepare our next incarnation.
    • earthly incarnation, to human existence. This is a lofty, heavenly
    • would be unable to prepare it for the next incarnation. All the
    • begin to shape our next incarnation, from out the wisdom which we
    • should incessantly continue to increase and raise our feelings. In
    • discouraging and painful feelings, but produce feelings that incite
    • us to continue our work with increasing energy and to work
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    • Since we last gathered here, many things have taken
    • death. Also, since the beginning of this hard war time, friends have
    • through my own soul in the course of the year, since we last saw one
    • concerning the world, since we form them as we do because we are in a
    • parts, into atoms, and that these atoms are then incorporated in the
    • But now imagine such a small experience increased into a
    • presentations which we have all shared in, in the interval since we
    • You will be able to convince yourselves of this fact:
    • human being can carry on such experiences in any one incarnation;
    • in our conceptual ideas, by including in it, in the first place, what
    • to make this distinction. For, you see, the difference is really very
    • and conceptions. You know how difficult it is to convince a
    • principle has remained within him; that is to say they force their
    • can convince himself that both the vision of the spiritual, and the
    • Anyone here in Hamburg can convince himself of this, by going to the
    • world to-day; how, if they only wished to do so, they could convince
    • instinctive clairvoyance.
    • unshakably convinced are right, and cannot be refuted in any way. It
    • the more carefully what it is that convinces people so unshakably —
    • are convinced of it. What, for instance — they think —
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    • province which we touch upon here, is one which up to our own times
    • which, in contradistinction to individual human life, we describe as
    • this land, something real lives there as well, which would coincide
    • earlier incarnations, so do we look too, upon earlier incarnations of
    • condition. So that we look back to three incarnations of our earth,
    • earlier. If we go still further, back to the first incarnation of our
    • Saturn state, and if we then follow the incarnations of the earth
    • Spirit-Self or Manas? Just as we during the next incarnation of the
    • only during the next incarnation of the earth. If we look still
    • incarnation of the earth. They are doing the work which man will do
    • ‘We human beings go from incarnation to incarnation, but we
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    • it — that is to say, a living organizing principle can have an
    • distinct kind of thought. This is connected with the delicate
    • also Archangels in contradistinction to the abnormal Spirits of
    • on this principle.
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    • world which includes the ‘ I ’ as objective
    • directly to do, but which gives him the occasion to incarnate in some
    • incorporating himself occurs, when there is a people living in the
    • up the daily life of man. We may say that the Angels incline with
    • incarnation to the next, which is connected with his own concerns,
    • progresses from incarnation to incarnation. But that which he
    • to incorporate themselves. When such a people is split off, then the
    • abnormal Archangel to incorporate themselves in the severed part of
    • In that which incorporated itself here, in the difference in the
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    • state. Only during the present incarnation of the earth has man
    • the three or four incarnations of our earth, through its incarnation
    • of the teeth, that is up to his seventh year, principally develops
    • physical external world clearly and distinctly, if other Spirits who
    • of the earth belonging to that place, upon the incidence of the sun's
    • a man lives on earth during a certain incarnation became of
    • a law. As all persons in their different incarnations pass through
    • by a fixed law. But people are not inclined to look at things
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    • Reincarnation, when properly understood. It gives us the outlook
    • that, with the inmost kernel of our being, we shall be reincarnated
    • of all races and peoples through being incarnated first in one place
    • comprehensive, through these ideas of karma and reincarnation.
    • at being incarnated in this people or the other race. But such an
    • reincarnation, how every nation, even the smallest, has to contribute
    • sphere of the instreaming forces meets incessantly that of the
    • warmth coincide, — for the atmosphere is just as much part of
    • the Spirits of Form weave and live. Since, however, the activities of
    • light, with all they include, display themselves on the boundary
    • principally the domain in which the Spirits of Motion are at work.
    • through various incarnations before it could become earth, through
    • see that even during the earlier incarnations of our earth these
    • way of working. Each time a new incarnation appeared, such as the
    • connected with a former incarnation of the earth.
    • been no Saturn incarnation of our earth, the will of man on the one
    • three successive incarnations of our earth might be fulfilled and
    • the power of thought. So that the three preceding incarnations of our
    • Sun-mission principally with the imprinting of the element of
    • incarnation of our earth: that they should co-operate in perfect
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    • If you form a more and more distinct and concrete
    • set to work? I say Mercury, so as to include all the abnormal Spirits
    • operate by attacking principally that which we call the reflection of
    • those plains those Spirits of Form are principally active who work
    • principal starting-point, even in occult training, must be made where
    • incarnation, and that great leader of humanity whom we describe by
    • how then the five principal races of human evolution lift themselves
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    • to speak, progressing a stage further in their own development. Since
    • the Atlantean catastrophe, ever since the post-Atlantean development
    • the division into races, there has been sent, since the Atlantean
    • we want to find the period when the division into the five principal
    • the Semitic people. Hence you see how the Monistic principle is
    • world-principle can only be unity. Therefore we might say: All the
    • the task of representing the world-principle as being composed of
    • the synthetic, inclusive activity of the ‘ I ’,
    • several peoples over in Asia and Africa had long since risen to the
    • coincided with the coming to Earth of the Christ-impulse — the
    • long since ascended to Spirits of the Age, in Europe the guidance was
    • a higher stage. But that includes the materialistic tendency and
    • inclination, and according as the various Archangels, the various
    • Folk-souls, have greater or less inclination towards this
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    • Spirits of Motion or Principalities, and those above them, the
    • still possessed a distinct recollection of it. You must therefore
    • more distinct outlines than what one is still living through. It is
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    • relation in which he stood to the external world was an instinctive
    • Ever since the Lemurian epoch those forces we call Luciferic have
    • a distinct consciousness of Lucifer having played a part in
    • Matthew? Exoterically these fine distinctions are not noticed at all.
    • North it was principally the Fenris Wolf. This second animal is
    • the inclination (coming from within) to deceive himself, to think
    • incorrectly about things; that is to say, the objects in the external
    • into the spiritual world has become dimmed by the increasing pressure
    • into the physical world, this incapacity to see into the divine
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    • people we have to deal principally with the use of the physical body
    • epoch. Their picture of the world is not so very incorrect, because
    • In the East we find in the first place a distinct consciousness of a
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    • will be gradually convinced that this is no fantasy; but that what
    • the etheric body are developed will be found in increasing numbers,
    • always was, and in which since the Mystery of Golgotha He is to be
    • world since the event of Golgotha, will be seen by an ever increasing
    • these looked upon Sabbatai as the physical incarnation of a Messiah.
    • confused, chaotic clairvoyance should arise, and an inclination to
    • really active in the sense of the Christ-Principle. As this is
    • Christ-Principle was only understood in its most imperfect
    • the most important thing about the Christ-Principle to us is not what
    • whither-so-ever we go; that the Christ-Principle is the most
    • anthroposophical principle there is. And if Buddhism only counts
    • Christ-Principle reject it. However many people may come and force a
    • yourselves from the principle of authority, for that principle would
    • am convinced that the more minutely you test it, the more you will
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    • Behind it all there may be an instinctive feeling — true in itself though often
    • human order,” who since the seventies of the last century have been descending
    • know what incisive changes in the whole sweep of evolution are connected with
    • separation of the moon and the incorporation of the mineral kingdom into the
    • the result of the separation of the moon and the incorporation of the mineral
    • The evolution of man upon the earth since
    • been increasingly rapid since the fifteenth century, and today, although the
    • of soul were drawn into the realm of earth-existence — since the end of the
    • definite relationship with human beings. Since the eighties of the nineteenth
    • I repeat, then, that since the last third of
    • since the last third of the nineteenth century, but with this ghastly brood of half-mineral,
    • animal world, Goethe only reached the point of applying this principle of
    • place within his reach since the last third of the nineteenth century.
    • have been seeking to come down to the earth since the last third of the
    • events of fundamental and incisive importance are taking place? I have already
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    • science are vegetarians, this is a matter of taste, which in principle
    • with a more comfortable regulation of life, since it is easier to work
    • whole, becomes split up into certain principles of which it is
    • meant by these principles of man's being. Spiritual science shows that
    • within our souls. And since amongst the numerous errors which have been
    • desires to include the whole world in its survey; it desires to survey
    • earlier incarnation, in which he saw Nathanael sitting under the
    • because nothing can be found therein about reincarnation,
    • increased, not diminished. This was like a priest, it was like a
    • principal hall. You are a very superstitious society; you believe in
    • have not wished to convince anyone. I wished to do only what I laid
    • stress on at the beginning; I wish to interest, not to convince. But
    • may be convinced that the human soul and truth belong to one another
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    • of the faculty of instinctive clairvoyance. In certain states of
    • which science art and religion were undivided. No distinction was
    • Nor was any distinction made between
    • what they acquired as wisdom. Today the distinction is made by
    • science. The philistinism expression in the distinction between the
    • instinctive clairvoyance and to establish a wisdom composed of
    • character. Indeed the principle of aristocracy really had its origin
    • that was felt to be a particularly significant principle of
    • be sincere again in our experience of the course of the year. All
    • must be taken sincerely and honestly, in connection with the Being
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    • be convinced of the reality of man's repeated lives on earth by
    • ourselves becoming gradually more and more convinced of the fact of
    • the human soul has been more or less what it is today since first it
    • how in the progressive development of humanity since the days of the
    • coincidence that Galileo was born on the day that Michelangelo died.
    • incorporation of his age; he was, and seemed to himself to be, the
    • II. The monument was to include not only the Pope but Moses and St.
    • sculpture to his painting the vital creative principle which informed
    • Spiritual Science into the male and female principles.
    • since vanished, but even in his lifetime this mighty work was
    • creative principle. Thus it comes about that what men in general felt
    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Michelangelo was rooted in what I have called the principle of his
    • transition-point had to be passed before the doctrine of reincarnation
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    • common knowledge that ever since the onset of this modern life, men
    • only since the beginning of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch of
    • because in the present incarnation we are obliged to live in the
    • in earlier incarnations could be submerged in a more essentially
    • This also requires attentiveness to subtle distinctions
    • used in presenting Spiritual Science. These subtle distinctions are
    • There is a very great deal in subtle distinctions such
    • convinced that Spiritual Science reaches into the innermost forces of
    • principle.
    • a new principle of art which can be designated by saying: When
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    • Incarnations of the Peoples of Today”
    • understand life itself in the light of the principles of Spiritual
    • not be difficult for us to be convinced of the truth of repeated
    • incapable of explaining the intricacies of human life. Although this
    • the principles underlying the fact of repeated earthly lives. But
    • bodies of the present generation necessarily have been incarnated in
    • were incarnated somewhere quite different, under entirely different
    • their earlier incarnations into the bodies of the present generation
    • incarnated who in earlier incarnations lived in quite different
    • It is not possible to be an honest believer in reincarnation on the
    • nowadays, for to do that would be to make a sharp distinction between
    • incarnated in a previous life during the early centuries of
    • souls are now incarnated in Middle Europe. This is a perfectly
    • the spiritual world since their last death and their present birth
    • souls incarnated at the time of these conquests in bodies of the
    • peoples are incarnated today in the men of Western Europe, Middle
    • incarnations and because of this it follows that the souls of a large
    • which lived in these souls in an earlier incarnation, but a
    • are, of course, other souls, whose earlier incarnations during the
    • the souls now living in these European bodies were once incarnated in
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    • Theosophical principles can be looked upon as interesting doctrines,
    • instinctive repugnance against them. ENVY and FALSEHOOD have always
    • repugnance so strong and instinctive as in the case of envy and
    • the souls of highly developed men have an instinctive repugnance
    • We know that the human soul passes through many incarnations and that
    • the course of a single incarnation. Let us now speak of facts which
    • incarnation the connection which exists between an earlier and a
    • incarnation, are Karmic connections.
    • laws already comes to expression in one and the same incarnation,
    • in the next incarnation. Helplessness and lack of independence will
    • has been a fundamental quality during one incarnation, it will
    • incarnation and produce, as a result, a weak physical constitution.
    • It works upon the human organism during the next incarnation.
    • incarnation,” and we should behave towards him accordingly. If
    • part in his life during his past incarnation.
    • for what he did during his past incarnation. It is very reasonable
    • effects. They may change during one incarnation. But in the next
    • incarnation they must descend right down into the physical organism.
    • same incarnation, so that a person withdraws into himself. All the
    • more will falsehood in one incarnation produce timidity in the next
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    • Many an instinctive knowledge concerning the plant world can be
    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • and you will find in it that Goethe incessantly tried to grasp the
    • increasing, intelligent egoism restricts human interests.
    • At the present time, however, people are not much inclined to
    • is inculcated into him; in that case, the state does not only look
    • humanity since the times of ancient Egypt, where even the body had a
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    • incarnation, who are not elastic, but have a sharply moulded
    • existed upon a higher stage, it lived in man instinctively, in
    • animal necessarily follows its hot and whirling instincts and it
    • determining our Karma from one incarnation to the other. The
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    • since the Mystery of Golgotha, and particularly in recent centuries,
    • the old instinctive clairvoyance could lead to it. But one has to be
    • clear that just as other incisive events in human evolution come
    • Since
    • what has been inculcated, and this comes out very clearly if one
    • increase with furious speed, and in the chaos of modern civilisation
    • not from any scientific impulse but from the depths of human instinct
    • claims of a practical kind, on the other we have the increasing
    • been developing in one's soul since childhood, and comes
    • this feeling will increase very fast. In the decades ahead, it will
    • principle of nationalism.
    • say in such circumstances that one is inclined towards any kind of
    • instincts of mankind belies the spirit utterly. ... We see on all
    • stated, by sensing the incongruity I have described, by feeling the
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    • Let us look a little more closely at a distinctive
    • or “correct”, and “untrue” or “incorrect”,
    • sound and wholesome, we incline to it; on the other hand, we turn
    • inclination to selflessness, to love. He comes also to understand
    • find our way into our body, to grow increasingly one with it, so do
    • activity; or, coming into incarnation, as it were, as a moral
    • the picture with a sincere and open mind. It is the same with
    • sincere seekers after truth, they will receive health and healing
    • Since we have set out in this lecture to show where the
    • was far more instinctive and less conscious, it could not rightly be
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    • impulses preceding from that epoch; and that since the fifteenth
    • into which we ourselves in our present incarnation have been born and
    • cultivate it as we must do at present, and as will be increasingly
    • conditions in a particular incarnation he either possessed an
    • evolution! With every incarnation fresh karma is made. At first,
    • meet anyone with whom in former incarnations we have not shared
    • appear by chance but in reality because in former incarnations we had
    • solitude as the result of former incarnations. In the
    • previous incarnations. This takes longer than recognition at first
    • in a feeling, instinctive way, of what they formerly lived through
    • instinctive reminiscences and after-effects of former
    • incarnations strike upwards. The consciousness soul can only
    • will become increasingly difficult to bring ourselves into a right
    • connections they have not the force instinctively to conjure up all
    • the relations leading over from former incarnations. Stirred by
    • who meet in life as friends; it will also be increasingly
    • will become more and more difficult, because of the increasing need
    • Now this negative prospect of ever increasing difficulty
    • post-Atlantean epoch be increasingly broken up. This group-soul
    • in their next incarnation. Sympathy and antipathy are the greatest
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    • instinctive clairvoyance. This clairvoyance went through many different
    • perhaps; he distinctly remembers all the details, the whole mood and
    • magnetic forces, since the magnetic needle, which is otherwise neutral,
    • increasingly required, is not forthcoming. The first resistance to be
  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • Ever since the early days of Christianity it has been the custom
    • to draw a distinction between the festivals of Christmas and of Easter in
    • the rays of the springtime sun, for since the 21st of March
    • Principles such as
    • left Paul unconvinced; when these events in
    • Impulse by evidence of the physical senses, but who could be convinced
    • should confess today, in all sincerity, how difficult it is to find our
    • incision into the evolution of man on earth; and indeed if we would
    • spiritual. Incredible as it may appear to modern man it is a fact that in
    • today in such a trivial manner! Again and again they show an inclination
    • that ever since the Resurrection Christ Jesus has been united with
    • distinct unwillingness to take part in the great change that is so
    • inclination to examine into what it is that has brought such great
    • incompatible with the Easter festival. In our own time a book entitled
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 1
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • as deeply and sincerely, that your House has been ready to receive us
    • from the City. Whatever may be the inconveniences of which the Count
    • social-economic principles. There are many books and pamphlets on
    • one cannot even speak of the general economic principles which are
    • instinct still remains over from the times when men were used to work
    • by instinct and not by scientific theory.
    • to eat! At least there is still this instinct to tell him so.
    • Such instincts really
    • these things existed. And the instincts frequently worked with great
    • pure instincts is well able to avoid superstition in these matters:
    • So the needful dose of humour is mingled with the instinctive
    • return to the old instincts. We want to find, out of a deeper
    • spiritual insight, what the old instincts — as they are growing
    • must include a far wider horizon in our studies of the life of plant
    • Fechner, often evinced a keen and sure insight into spiritual
    • their beginning and end they do not coincide with these
    • not coincide with the latter in their beginning and ending. And there
    • coincide in time. While inwardly maintaining the rhythm and
    • though its temporal beginning and ending do not coincide with the
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • should try to posses it within the farm itself (including in the
    • regarded as mere mineral matter — including some organic
    • — but an effective astral principle as well; a fact
    • the Earth decidedly contains some inner principle of life. It is
    • be clear that the whole domain of Agriculture — including what
    • it to some extent, that this is done. However, since every new
    • instinctive wisdom, how to create the different kinds of fruits from
    • included in it.
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • include another substance, of the profoundest importance for protein,
    • possesses and which he too incorporates in order to have some solid
    • oxygen-principle must somehow find its way. It must find access to
    • the spiritual carbon-principle. Flow does it do so? Where is the
    • is, thither the astral extends. The ethereal principle of life would
    • dragging the living to the spiritual principle. Therefore, in man,
    • is the mediator between the Spirit and the mere principle of life.
    • the experiment could be done carefully enough, you would convince
    • works out of the Spirit in the carbon-principle, taking an
    • with what works out of the astral in the nitrogen-principle,
    • all this, life itself is working through the oxygen-principle.
    • as it is permeated by yet another principle, which for our physical
    • the green—the ethereal, oxygen principle. And then —
    • between the carbonaceous and the oxygen principle. I could show you
    • principle. They are therefore very different from what our modern
    • appearance. But the products of the carbon and hydrogen principles
    • however, seeks support in the principles of calcium and silicon. We
    • even as the lung of man needs oxygen. It is the limestone principle.
    • inclined to the Earth than in the other plants, where it evolves at a
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • it is simply incapable of understanding certain matters even when they
    • the inner life of an organic entity also includes currents of forces
    • earth itself. We include in compost any kind of refuse to which little
    • all the odoriferous principles are concentrated and assimilated in it.
    • of to-day is incapable of following the matter up to the point of finding
    • was intended to give principles, not technicalities, of their
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 5
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • into these things had to be lost, increasingly as time went on.
    • to increase the number of flies (imagining that they will eat the dirt
    • negative it generally helps us little; we must have positive principles
    • hand, lead, arsenic, mercury” — and they even include soda
    • It, too, carries within it the element which incorporates the Spiritual
    • is not yet included among the chemical elements at all. Silicon is transmuted.
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • all that had been done since ancient times by an old instinctive science.
    • Earth as lunar forces, and so they have done ever since the Moon separated
    • reproduce themselves and increase greatly.
    • such a way that the earth is disinclined to receive the lunar influences.
    • can thus become disinclined to receive the lunar influences. We can
    • upon a time by an instinctive farming wisdom. They could plant together,
    • things instinctively.
    • compromise; in principle it is not necessary. One knows of these things
    • of olden time, you see, were not so stupid with their instinctive science!
    • they are included among the higher animals. But you will not do much
    • whole Earth must be included in our explanation.
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • were thoroughly familiar to the more instinctive insight of the farmer;
    • to-day they are to all intents and purposes terra incognita. The entities
    • too—by warmth, by the chemical-ether principle that is for ever
    • at it with understanding, we must include in the plant-nature of the
    • the fields alone, but to increase the wooded areas a little. Or if we
    • true feeling in the old time of instinctive clairvoyance. (I should
    • not trust myself to expound them with equal certainty.) The old instincts
    • have been lost. Intellect has lost all the old instincts — nay,
    • of increasing our crops. Your large plantations will become worse in
    • by increasing your tilled acreage at the cost of these other things.
    • a part in the old instinctive knowledge of these things. The saying
    • in an old instinctive and clairvoyant insight into Nature. In human
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 8
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    • 'preparations' for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born
    • by however many detailed instructions for feeding. But I am convinced
    • such distinctions also). On this distinction they found all manner of
    • will do no harm, provided he still acts correctly, out of true instincts
    • so independently as in man; it is a more indistinct sounding-into-one-another
    • developing its inner forces of movement, so that the cosmic principles
    • astral principle is added — whereas down here, through intercourse
    • increasingly.
    • which we desire to have will like to eat instinctively — what
    • will go together on the same principle say, for instance, carrots and
    • have absorbed the Ego-force. At the Same time, since it has to remain
    • we have reason to believe could be increased, we shall certainly attain
    • leaves or foliage or the like. Now I want to increase the milk production.
    • I say to myself, it surely can be increased. What shall I do? I shall
    • traditions of old instinctive wisdom vanished from this sphere, a few
    • a wonderful instinct in these matters. Look at the world with intelligence
    • will all of them incline the flower and the seed (yet not only these;
    • the inclined plane of laziness. They say to themselves, no doubt, “If
    • who is well on the inclined plane to mysticism of this kind becomes
    • are individualised. We cannot give hard and fast principles. This is
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    • name, which is ours through all our incarnations. This
    • will he incarnated in his body, and he could now say
    • a profound significance. The three higher principles of the
    • whole of humanity must pass through one such incarnation,
    • reincarnation until He came again in a new Cosmic Cycle.
    • personality. That which passes from one incarnation to
    • reincarnation and rise above the personality must refrain
    • to live without the doctrine of reincarnation. Christ
    • nine parts of man. One to seven are the principles which
  • Title: Lecture: The Universe
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    • include the activities which followed. They are of
    • principles, he would be dependent on the earth's
    • universal principle that lives within. Here, too, the
    • include the Zodiac; it can only be drawn in this way, in
    • at that time, when he developed into a human being. Since
    • concretely into his human development. Since the middle of
    • for a machine is also an abstraction. Since the return of
    • of the preceding incarnation. The thorax man is in reality
    • the present incarnation as such. And what the human being
    • incarnation. Man is therefore a threefold being also in
    • the preceding incarnation; the human being in the thorax is
    • really the human being of the present incarnation, and the
    • the next incarnation.
    • as it were, the result of his past incarnation. The head
    • instinctive clairvoyance. Today, we have instead a science
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • as we know, the Order of the Knights Templar increased and spread, and in
    • through a kind of initiation with the evil principle of gold, Philippe le Bel
    • include for him the Ahrimanic-Mephistophelian forces.
    • the ether bodies come to the human beings who are incarnating — of how
    • own further life between death and new birth. It is incorporated into the
    • fragments of the ether body. But it is incorporated into the whole process of
    • further with the human individuality, while some of it is incorporated into
    • And the result has been that, since the rise of modern times, mankind has
    • Man, the body that works by means of the etheric principle in the human
    • being, the soul that works through the astral principle, and the spirit that
    • known that with the external physical body are united an etheric principle,
    • an astral principle and an I-principle. For even while we stand here in the
    • his soul, inasmuch as it is with the soul that he incarnates on earth. And
    • of our human nature we have carried in us since the Saturn time, the Sun time
    • without the magnetic and electric forces that have developed ever since,
    • incorporated into Man at that time. The forces of magnetism we will leave out
    • proceed in the simple, straightforward way in which people are inclined to
    • and that was the time when he implanted into himself the principle of
    • implanted into himself from the cosmos the principle of electricity. There
    • ever since the 14th–15th century,
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    • exercises principally characterised as thought-exercises (you will
    • meditation which are described in principle in some of my books.
    • described to you in principle (details can be found in the books I
    • this is incompletely described if it is merely described as a path of
    • perceive the incessant life-process giving rise to health and illness
    • Since Anthroposophy is not a mere theory, and does not merely live in
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    • scientist of our day, who is not in the least inclined to submit
    • has often been pointed out; this distinction, however, must be
    • but since this person at the same time has reasons — reasons
    • investigation. I am referring to Maurice Maeterlinck and his book,
    • dark. Since he wants to admit only this kind of proof, he generally
    • from an unsound force of judgment, from an incomplete factual
    • noticeable in Maurice Maeterlinck's new book. He is an
    • peculiarity arises: Maeterlinck takes to be merely a belief that
    • he has a definite idea of what constitutes proof. Maeterlinck can be
    • Maeterlinck is equivalent to those people trying to square the circle
    • One would have to reply to Maeterlinck, therefore, that he
    • world? This, however, is what Maeterlinck is trying to do, and it is
    • words, Maeterlinck is trying in this realm to square the circle.
    • scientific investigation. From such an example as Maeterlinck,
    • paradoxical.” To Maeterlinck, truth appears not just
  • Title: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
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    • is convinced that certain inter-relationships exist about which
    • facts that people on the one hand find really incomprehensible
    • spiritual science teaches us that the death-bringing principle is
    • incorporated into the ordinary life of the senses is what I
    • process of spiritual birth, in which life is increasing and
    • of this continuation of the birth process, out of this increase of
    • had an instinctive quality about it during this epoch,
    • intelligence and feeling still working in an instinctive way.
    • previously working instinctively in the intelligence and
    • instinctive feelings of sympathy and antipathy consciously, they had
    • instinctive life of thought and feeling was being developed, from the
    • evolution is “a kind of Education of Mankind.” Since the
    • the Event of Golgotha, the Incarnation of Christ as Man, met
    • with a way of thinking and feeling that was still of an instinctive
    • unconscious instinctive forces of intelligence and feeling.
    • man perceived as though by instinct in the very phenomena of the
    • I said, man was becoming increasingly conscious and therefore
    • increasingly external. Thus it happened that just at the
    • occasion today to include a description of the whole of earthly
    • will be on a level of animal instinct and blind impulse. Western
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    • seasons followed by profound instinct certain great laws regulating
    • distinct. They are throughout the whole year two separate beings. But
    • these are not only two distinct Beings, for at one season they unite,
    • The consciousness-soul (since 1923 translated by Dr.
    • Steiner as the spiritual-soul) is principally developed at the
    • now lost, since the wisdom of the Gnostics has perished. The source
    • have passed through since the founding of Christianity, we again come
    • Year for the world. Thus: when in succeeding incarnations our souls
  • Title: On the Duty of Clear, Sound Thinking
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    • is so enormous, so incisive — there is (to put it mildly) so
    • of spiritual life, all the world over — without distinction of
    • developed. Who is not convinced to-day, on the grounds of a belief in
    • — who is not convinced that one cannot by any means arrive at
    • is in the world. Is this incorrect? Certainly it is not incorrect,
    • is not incorrect, but as such it is frozen in — it can go no
    • again that it is incorrect to say that criticism of natural or of any
    • since disappeared, and immediately the number of workers and the
    • means of furthering Natural Science increased in rapid succession.
    • great misery of our time. I am fully convinced that countless people
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • evolution man has progressed from an instinctive and unconscious to a
    • among the peoples, whereas the new instincts of mankind call out for
    • divisions or members, clearly distinct from each other, are revealed
    • the instinctive subtlety of Vedanta and Yoga philosophy or go deeply
    • to possess it naturally and instinctively. The man of Middle Europe
    • Europe trains himself to rise above the instinctive processes of the
    • Winckelmann could arise only in Middle Europe. I refer to the passage
    • for the Westerner possesses it instinctively. Instinctively he is a
    • quality instinctively as to strive for it by dint of effort. When it
    • is not the same thing as to possess it instinctively, as a gift of
    • the West — movements which run counter to the principle of the
    • sincerely seek for knowledge of the nature of other peoples of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • And ever since then, if the eye of the soul has been opened
    • too, that since then the human heart has been able to
    • for his was like a remembrance of an earlier incarnation. The
    • in earlier incarnations; there was a kind of consolidation of
    • words! Novalis is also aware of the stupendous truth that since the
    • begin with to the times when our souls were incarnated in
    • into higher realms and since then could be seen by men only
    • man's knowledge increased, enabling him to make discoveries
    • of art and the principles expressed in their creation, the Greeks
    • Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper — works
    • in the physical world itself incontrovertible proof had been
    • Since the Event of
    • spiritual world are but the effects. But since the Event of
    • continue — in ever-increasing measure. Everything proceeding
    • the incarnation of which his last incarnation was again a
  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • blundering through sheer incapacity to grasp world-events.
    • materialistically-minded age to grasp, namely: that just since
    • It is this that is characteristic of our age. Since the beginning of
    • incomprehensible. Of course one does not understand it if
    • it has, at least, a certain inner surety of instinct and on this
    • that possesses an instinctive political life of great perfection and
    • for this nation is still inclined to condemn everything else rather
    • greater, increase in our numbers. For the more human souls there are
    • who become convinced by this Spirit of the need for the new thinking,
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • comprise everything that is within the world order, including man.
    • necessity to include the most intimate experiences of the human
    • beginning of the earth. Then, out of the second principle, the
    • must include man himself, to that other order, which is moral, and
    • necessity, including man, and including the beginning and the end of
    • only including all men but with them all moral ideals. They must
    • down to the depths out of which comes the instinctive life, the life
    • be active in sense perception, we convince ourselves through the
    • have had since our birth, and what is also added to it through the
    • fact that the horizon has widened to include a spiritual world, then
    • out of human morality which guarantees its own reality since it bears
    • itself within itself, since it creates itself. And then we learn
    • be proved afterwards, by means of pure thinking, since the spiritual
    • act from inclination, so it often vexes me that I am not
    • duty must sink down so that it becomes inclination, how inclination
    • sink down, natural instinct must rise up in free men, who do out of
    • their inclination what benefits the whole of humanity. And in that
    • all inclinations are dumb, even though they secretly work against
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • We are all deeply convinced
    • of the great truth of reincarnation, of repeated earthly lives, and we must
    • reincarnate?’ — occult research gives the answer
    • reborn on the Earth. In incarnations immediately following the
    • prevailing during the Græco-Roman epoch of culture. Since then,
    • post-Atlantean epochs of civilisation — including the fifth,
    • incarnations. To-day, in our intellectual age, intellectuality and
    • 14:19 And it came to pass, while Saul talked unto the priest, that the noise that was in the host of the Philistines went on and increased: and Saul said unto the priest, Withdraw thine hand. \
    • future incarnations through inner development of the soul the
    • present incarnations. How is it that in our phase of evolution a
    • incarnations man has descended more and more deeply into the physical
    • This fact has always been known to Rosicrucian research since the
    • Buddha means that the Individuality concerned does not incarnate
    • centuries before the beginning of the Christian era has not since
    • incarnated, nor can he incarnate, in a physical body. But instead he
    • such and to an increasing degree imbues mankind with moral
    • Christ will steadily increase, until in about three thousand years,
    • super-sensible Christ pervade the souls of men to an ever-increasing
    • an impersonal character. In the future incarnations of men, as Christ
    • existed since the 13th century, by the words: In Christo
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  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • January 11, 1912, and is included in Volume 143 of the Bibliographic
    • is a right principle in education, for you could easily call forth an
    • like to be ‘a good man’; and he is convinced often that
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • included in Volume 82 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It
    • an inclination towards it. But it is correct to say that, in one
    • general, more comprehensive principles and results of our
    • included, very much to add to the present material for research, it
    • soul is then, indeed, quite distinctive. Perhaps we may best
    • handed down as cognitive principles still retained. The path to
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • included in Volume 82 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It
    • of members became convinced that a building should be erected for it.
    • “imaginations” took shape out of the old, instinctive
    • when an instinctive clairvoyance still persisted among them, gazed out
    • the damping-down of this instinctive, living, imaginative perception,
    • body — what an older, prescient, instinctive clairvoyance
    • many circles (including artistic circles), people will probably laugh
    • — since one cannot, as you know, represent a man's gaze,
    • creation of our time is very often inclined to regard the sort of things
    • instinct for such things as I have just described was fundamental
    • nonsense. He includes the whole earth in his explanation of the
    • plastic shape of a plant, one thinks instinctively of its body of
    • (Urkunden) speak from old, instinctive, clairvoyant
    • including those of spiritual science. But we must also say: In beauty
  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • included in Volume 207 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It
    • the most important moments of life. And since fear is closely
    • has made such increasing inroads, above all since the middle of
    • chaos, now breaks out and penetrates into human instincts. That is
    • instincts only when a true knowledge of the human being once again
    • nebulous mysticism but undertaken in all sincerity — must
    • of history since the middle of the 15th century, and especially in
    • instincts and thence turn into a social impulse.
    • hypothetically before you. And he would say: “With you, since
    • instinctive genius. The evolution of modern humanity, he said, is
  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • included in Volume 207 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It
    • do so, if instead of instincts and impulses, which are bound to work
    • instinctive vision. And then they looked upon a world where egohood
    • intellectualism that has been developing ever since the middle of the
    • only of the concepts which he has been developing since the 15th
    • century. In the 19th and 20th centuries he has become incapable
    • ordinary rational observation of the world includes knowledge
    • experiences. The man of the West makes no distinction between God the
    • will feel that the moment you want to make a distinction between the
    • distinction between the Father God and God the Son.
    • are separate and distinct, but in our inner selves, when we dive down
    • distinction between subjective and objective loses meaning. We stand
    • indeed so — since the middle of the 15th century man has developed
    • the Western world we can see how since the 15th century there has been a
    • what is living, and for the distinction between everything that is
    • Christian centuries these things were instinctively perceived.
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • studied, a distinction has always been made between exoteric
    • distinction must also be made between exoteric and esoteric
    • could not be convinced of the reality of the Christ?
    • incapable of understanding the esoteric truths. Going further, we
    • have been able to incorporate from Saturn, Sun and Moon, no
    • knowledge of Ahriman as he has been since the Mystery of
    • have been open to Ahriman's influence since the time of Atlantis
    • Since then,
    • human consciousness since the time of the Mystery of Golgotha. He
    • whatever of the Gods if Christ had not died, and now, since His
    • what I have just described. The inculcation of intellectualism
    • Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, influenced instinctively as he
    • could only be convinced by the fact itself. Christ Himself and He
    • alone could convince him, when He appeared to him at Damascus.
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    • included in Volume 220 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It
    • using the arguments of my old friend, Vincenz Knauer. Vincenz Knauer
    • This induced Vincenz Knauer,
    • in all things a creative productive principle, which was looked upon
    • as the “Father-principle”. When a human being proceeded
    • felt that he was proceeding to the divine Father-principle.
    • Realism continued to live in the divine, Father-principle, although the
    • the Mystery of Golgotha according to the ancient Father-principle.
    • divine creative Father-principle lives in Nature, and Christ is the
    • Father-principle. As a kind of counter-stream, came all that which
    • asserted itself as the evangelic principle, as protestantism, etc.,
    • Father, according to the Father-principle, but they searched the
    • after the Father-principle. In Harnach's book, the “Essence of
    • but the Father-principle was in reality the only thing that remained
    • at birth) can only find the Father-principle in Nature. But since the
    • Father-principle can be found, and atheistic opinions arose.
    • the Christ, not a mere observation. We find the Father-principle by
    • principle of the Father-wisdom. Anthroposophical Realism, or that
    • Father-principle really played the greatest imaginable part in older
    • was really interested only in the Father-principle. What kind of thoughts
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • included in Volume 159 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It
    • increase the soul's life of feeling, so that we become emancipated
    • increase, as it were, the tension of our feelings, then the forces
    • in which the Christ-Impulse has influenced mankind since the Mystery
    • the centuries which have elapsed since that time, the Christ-Impulse
    • united with the aura of the earth ever since the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • incarnation the boy was not to live beyond his seventh year of age. I
    • more united, not only when men are incarnated in a physical
    • talents will grow and increase more and more. But what preeminently
    • (disorder will increase), come and make order. — Central Europe
    • every vein out of your body, an inch an hour. You fool ... pity? Pray
    • science can be rightly included in the development of the times, the
  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • included in Volume 191 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It
    • really forms a deep incision in the whole evolution of humanity. And
    • culture had a uniform character. It was principally based upon
    • have also explained that the divine principle which descended to the
    • to make a great effort in order to convince a friend of the truth of
    • elapsed since the middle of the 15th century have brought us some
    • natural science, but we have not progressed far since that
    • gained through a super-sensible knowledge. Since the social impulses
    • materialist; this cannot be denied. Since men, as it were, so
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    • civilisation possesses no instinct for the creation of a
    • thing is, that our civilisation is incapable of evolving
    • Reincarnation and Karma came amongst us and into our
    • Reincarnation and Karma were understood, even by those who
    • say that the ideas of reincarnation and karma of themselves
    • incarnation, and he has to work off in this incarnation only
    • reincarnation and karma are unable to permeate our
    • introduce ideas such as those of reincarnation and karma
    • them. If they become merely an incentive to egoism, then they
    • lower. There is another way again in which reincarnation and
    • fortunate incarnation next time.” To act from such a
    • a time as possible in the next incarnation — this is
    • reincarnation and karma. Our civilisation possesses so little
    • of any altruistic or religious impulse, that it is incapable
    • of conceiving even such ideas as those of reincarnation and
    • incident of external culture, of external technical culture.
    • theories, may have the most lofty principles — but with
    • compared with what one is inclined to assume from a surface
    • to nurse the instincts of altruism in human nature. And yet,
    • perfectly sincere, but that there exists no gift for
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    • will readily be inclined to use the word fancy or
    • elementary matters. How little a man is inclined to set out
    • two mirrors were so inclined that he could see himself. He
    • Latini now beheld the laws and principles of Nature's working
    • since the moment when the life of Christ passed through the
    • of this Building, something increasingly complete and
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • text is included in the volume of the Complete Edition of
    • incomplete, and after birth all that works in out of the
    • metamorphosis of the limb-man of the previous incarnation.
    • nothing for the head. During Earth-evolution he is incapable
    • — since it is not of the Earth — is continually
    • learn in principle to apply the differential calculus
    • instinctive knowledge; and the old documents — which our
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • agricultural workers, while their feelings and inclinations
    • incarnated in a physical body, it has descended from
    • incarnate.
    • incarnation of the Being who was afterwards able to receive
    • Festival of the birth of Jesus were inculcated into
    • country folk living in the scattered provinces of Hungary,
    • has long since been lost! In these days, when people are apt
    • of soul that will be utterly incomprehensible to our age
    • of the Christmas symbols should be an incitement to infuse
    • convinced that all cultural life, all spiritual life must be
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    • of Buddhism; yet shortly afterwards there are distinct traces of
    • Goethe — I refer to Schopenhauer. Since his time, interest in
    • the spiritual life of the East has steadily increased, until in our
    • connect Buddhism, among other things, with the idea of reincarnation.
    • reincarnation being of course an already recognised truth — is
    • reincarnation is not really essential to the understanding of
    • of reincarnation and yet was quite uninfluenced by Buddhistic
    • the idea of reincarnation neither from ancient tradition, nor from
    • Buddhism, for the idea of reincarnation arises of necessity from an
    • earthly life is admitted. Even science is less inclined to agree with
    • stream can be traced among peoples in whom the memories and instincts
    • principles as the fundamental tendencies of Indian spiritual life can
    • Being who incarnated as the son of King Suddhodana. The Indian,
    • increase. He saw a sick man — disease eats its way into health.
    • increasing life. His soul is then filled with the idea of
    • lives, through incarnation after incarnation had accumulated an
    • ever-increasing store of wisdom, until he had reached a point whence
    • from incarnation to incarnation.
    • Buddha saw that the doctrine of suffering was the principle necessary
    • the necessity for re-birth, for since it has no resemblance to
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    • the evolution of human history, of the sinister or incipiently
    • included under the “Social Question.” It must, however,
    • paid to the personal and distinctive qualities of individual human
    • convinced that in the course of modern history during the last four
    • democratic principles in the sphere of public hygiene, because these
    • democratic principles as are possible in modern conditions to a
    • verbally or mentally a man is convinced that there is
    • distinctions which are so often emphasised to-day between man's
    • distinctions and relations between such facts of human life as a
    • principles the body as such is gradually destroyed. The body
    • Movement of ours it behoves us to work earnestly and sincerely to
    • principle or to anything upon which a conception of the world can be
    • a whole. We should reach a universal principle able to form part
    • general hygienic principles in the sphere of education. The whole
    • such principles. A right appreciation and practice of them will only
    • School at Stuttgart was founded. All the principles of the art of
    • only in this sense can it be a principle of true hygiene.
    • physical body, etheric body, astral body, Ego, reincarnation, karma
    • modern natural or social science but they are not sincerely devoting
    • than refer to a certain principle, but it is nevertheless a
  • Title: Lecture: Speech and Song
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    • gait and posture. This faculty is only incorporated in man's nature
    • music. And it is a happy coincidence at the present moment that in
    • their pure, original nature; eleven are quite distinct, only the
    • twelfth has grown a little indistinct, but it, too, is still present.
    • song takes it all back again into the breathing process (including
    • as it is on earth, including spoken sound. Sound has its earthly life
    • element of song, he really inclines himself to that cosmic
  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • abstractions, since the inception of the theory — invalid
    • the ancients. These men possessed a much more instinctive wisdom of
    • characterised a primal instinct in the human race, faded away into
    • immediate experience to his instinctive clairvoyance, he knew: When
    • spiritually in the living, instinctive existence of days of
    • the human soul. The instinctive knowledge, arising in man as his life
    • Since the fourteenth and
    • mechanics have taught man more and more about the stars since the
    • that has blossomed forth in the third period of evolution since the
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    • Sophia as the two principal Aeons, and as the source of all being.
    • Alexandria, since he brought the concept of time into the evolution
    • Origenes had said. People became increasingly familiar with those
    • principle or being that was taken away from all the others and
    • have written this, since this would in fact be almost Roman
    • not have written it. Yet it is a fact that he did write it, and since
    • is already taken, since the followers of modern theology really ought to
    • class of people, the “Jesuolgians,” since it would be
    • realize, merely through incidental occurrences, that this human being
    • they surround us, yet we convince ourselves that we are shepherds.
  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • enough, man is distinctly aware of the fact that such a thing exists.
    • fact to which I am referring appears still more distinctly when you
    • everyday consciousness man has little inclination as a rule to
    • Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci.
    • inclines his head in that direction, and where Judas turns away
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • science which, especially since the second third of the nineteenth
    • rocks included in the Archaean System are only old gneiss-formations
    • Neptunists, as it was called. One of the principal supporters of the
    • now become extinct and of whose existence as inhabitants of the earth
    • incorporated in the make-up of our earth, and which are not to be
    • since been in operation: an ascending current, which unfolded a life
    • mid-period of earth-evolution had already been passed ever since the
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • with him when he descends from the spiritual world. He incorporates
    • it is to permeate the incarnated will in the right way with spirit.
    • nature. By the term “Nature” I am now including
    • we incorporate into the outer world. Take counting for instance.
    • more “hollowed out.” Since that time
    • developed to an ever increasing extent. To-day these influences
    • longer coincides with the thinking of earlier times. Those people who
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    • struck us in Munich was the ever increasing thronging to our
    • day, but they will be when everything that Theosophy included
    • who were present at its opening were amply convinced of how important
    • Unveiled, which even included the errors of Rosicrucianism; the
    • reincarnation and karma, did not possess these truths in the
    • extensive teaching of reincarnation and karma in Isis
    • understands includes the fact that the being in question, the being
    • laws of reincarnation. But he has a successor. At the moment the
    • that until then a Bodhisattva will live in the manifold incarnations
    • Gautama Buddha, was incarnated in Jesus ben Pandira. Eastern
    • great Bodhisattva-Individuality was incarnated; but because her
    • adjudge that that school of thought is simply incapable of seeing
    • to say that the Buddha was about to reincarnate. He would be told
    • recourse to this too when anyone says that Christ will be incarnated
    • do not. Neither do we deny that this being may reincarnate in the
    • nomenclature. People are incorrect when they assert that what we
    • since the thirteenth century. Such results as have been produced
    • since that time can hardly be observed in any other movement than our
    • Christianity, Christian Rosencreutz, in his various incarnations and
    • Christ will incarnate again in the twentieth century — and
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    • system, which we describe as the incorporation of our planet itself,
    • us in time take on more or less indistinct outlines — as for
    • he is!’ and as he talks on further, this feeling increases and
    • applicable since the ‘soul’ is dethroned; although this
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • description given there is in no respect incorrect, but it is very
    • addition to the Saturn Spirits? We must reply: The principal
    • idea; such an idea may produce in us a distinct perception of
    • time? It would not have been possible, for giving must include
    • that we may think of it objectively as the incense of sacrifice, as
    • air ascending from the sacrifice as incense. We obtain a complete
    • their conception to the idea of the sacrificial incense pouring
    • back the incense from the periphery as light, illuminating the
    • the outpoured gift of glowing heat and sacrificial incense. At the
    • sacrificial incense spreading out as air, of the light radiated back
    • ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci, have somewhat the
    • ‘Last Supper’ of Leonardo da Vinci to work upon him. The
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    • from maya to the incorporeal, the spiritual, do we obtain the correct
    • his nature. But, on the other hand, if man were incapable of
    • Sun-existence, we are able to describe it quite distinctly if
    • back into the Akashic Record of the Sun-age we can quite distinctly
    • smoke. And to these properties belongs above all Time, which includes
    • sufficiently clearly and distinctly observed so that it can be
    • to follow the inclinations and impulses of the Cherubim; for they
    • Supper,’ by Leonardo da Vinci. It represents the scene in which
    • properly; but as soon as he saw this picture by Leonardo da Vinci he
    • teach him the meaning of the earth. The incident represented in the
    • Leonardo da Vinci, we may feel this in our hearts. Do not object that
    • picture. But in the soul of Leonardo da Vinci were precisely the
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • be incorrect to speak of ‘Sin’ or
    • as torment in the domain which can well be included in the hidden
    • working within him. All these diverse characteristics we include in
    • a will towards an inclination which in its immediate form cannot be
    • suffer from it incessantly seek to form relationships to new Beings.
    • Prince of Homburg strikes us in a very different way now. I
    • Prince of Homburg, who carried out all his great deeds in a kind of
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    • the incorporeal, doing away, as it were, with the outer veil of
    • by any of the phenomena known to man, that the Christ incarnated in
    • rejected sacrifice one of the principle factors in the ancient
    • symbolically — of the rejected incense, of the rejected
    • the universal Maya to the great principles of the world, a very
    • speak of the incision into life that we call ‘death.’ Man
    • nature of His present life, but they will also be convinced just as
    • acquire no understanding in this incarnation, will, in the life
    • They will have to wait until they are again incarnated and then make
    • event which — since it includes death--is confined to the
    • this understanding first in some one of his incarnations.
    • in the later compiling of the Gospels convinced themselves as to
    • convince themselves by historical documents, for they had nothing but
    • Christianity as a Mystical Fact. They were able to convince
    • Gospel of Matthew, Mark and Luke convinced themselves of the
    • first they convinced themselves in the same way as we can make sure
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    • increasing; how does this relate to the idea of repeated
    • earth lives? The increase in population is rapid. How can one
    • world population is increasing; but we have to take a longer
    • unconscious and instinctive life was never more to the fore
    • instinctive and unconscious element has increasingly taken
    • inclined to think. Something has come to the surface which
    • physical world, rather than follow mere instinct and chase
    • been dawning since the sixteenth century. In some parts of
    • interfere. Considering the incredibly superficial level of
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • instinctive level, and individuals are then aware of the
    • distinct in man and relate to quite different regions of the
    • up. People do not make the distinction in modern science. How
    • much more complex than we are inclined to think. When we say
    • is far from simple. It is based on principles that go back to
    • principles on which their whole organization is based. The
    • principle to which it relates. It clearly has to function
    • mineral, principle in the human body and into the mercurial
    • principle, which flows within the human being as a vitalizing
    • principle. Principles which have been separated during the
    • principles, whereas the gods have made excellent provision
    • mercurial and salt principles — in fact, it is this
    • all kinds of impulses based on wisdom at an instinctive level
    • themselves in the outer world and to their instincts, rather
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • to be incredible, warped and downright foolish.
    • increasingly be made public. It does not matter how public
    • believe they have long since outgrown the illusions and
    • are increasingly less understood
    • agitator and writer is absolutely convinced that it is up to
    • best principles of education one can think of. And in an
    • inclination to think materialistically. However much people
    • since they do not believe in anything more than just the
    • of technical principles, and they may still be nonsense,
    • includes Hermann Bahr as someone who is promoting Judaism
    • believe in reincarnation if forced to do so. So you see, the
    • reason for believing in reincarnation is a highly peculiar
    • that it is so difficult to convince the wider public of this.
    • people's basic instincts sometimes take them so far from the
    • has to appeal to healthy, incorrupt minds, and this presents
    • to depend on a sound, incorrupt mind.
    • spheres of life today a sound, incorrupt mind is almost a
    • the particular nature of their life of instincts and drives,
    • mind. People with corrupt instincts who are unwilling to
    • to such an extent that they do not have the right instincts
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    • — ‘sight’ here includes anything conveyed
    • people who are quite unable to deal with their instincts and
    • as we do now; times perhaps when only thinkers like Leonardo da Vinci
    • since our day — and this has been going on for some
    • its effects will be increasingly more radical. Until now, the
    • them. They are secrets which people instinctively feel they
    • made, and a society states its principles, which are to
    • effort to be perfect not go towards increasing perfection,
    • themselves, from instinct. What is the significance of all
    • Instinct, I
    • insight, but because of the instinct to be found in this
    • lost since Luther came on the scene. Before his day atavistic
    • an instinctive feeling that it is so. Hence her remarkable
    • someone knows instinctively what is most urgently needed. But
    • there is a good and real instinct for the present time behind
    • this instinctively, and people need to know it, for only
    • instinct, point to the need which exists to know the devil
    • instinctively allowed the functions of the devil to enter
    • convinced of a truth, they do not need to have the truth
    • the soil has not been prepared. People are not inclined to
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    • evolution of the present earth, distinction must be made
    • respect this has not been the case since the Atlantean age.
    • organization. We do still incarnate, but no longer in order
    • downward curve of evolution, to incarnate in order to learn
    • are in bodies which are dying, increasingly crumbling and
    • to be superficial because in their present incarnation their
    • With every incarnation we withdraw more and more from the
    • instinctive feeling for this in the twilight of the fourth,
    • should it not be possible for an individual to incarnate in a
    • about the ‘principle of nationality’ which goes
    • increasingly in danger of being filled with something else.
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    • ask yourself: If there is such an elemental principle out
    • are not in the habit of making the distinction, and anyway
    • people do not make the distinction, but it can be made in the
    • therefore Ahriman. As I said, the distinction is not made in
    • airy principle — is a manifestation of the higher
    • beings as they are on earth. The highest principle in human
    • beings, the spiritual principle coming from the cosmos, has
    • way of political principles, social structures and ideas will
    • world of the spirit; people instinctively think that things
    • world. In the physical world it is not a distinction to have
    • image is worth much, much more than the highest distinction
    • by philosophers to convince them of their inner vocation. The
    • be convinced of their vocation.
    • Intuitions from an earlier time. His followers included many
    • do, however, include one idea of special significance, and it
    • about the human being. The principles of political thinking
    • training where the principle must be established that people
    • on entirely different principles. To be able to see into
    • accept such principles. Many of the materialists of our age
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    • opened up in these lectures, I want to make some incidental
    • found something like it, at an instinctive level, with quite
    • Luther's soul at an unconscious, instinctive level.
    • fifth post-Atlantean age. He certainly had an instinctive,
    • the instincts which have led to such works? Well, these
    • not even think about it, but unconsciously, instinctively
    • unconsciously and instinctively drawing on experience. The
    • principles and impulses discussed with reference to Russia
    • aback. I am not going to flinch, however, and I will say
    • mentioned, in earlier ages, including the fourth
    • nature had this quality: Innocents who were utterly convinced
    • inclinations therefore did not have any effect on him! A nice
    • inclination. You will find many such things if you look into
    • make it the ideal to inculcate the elemental intellect which
    • first. And if this cooking process were to include the
    • distinction will find it quite impossible to live with the
    • principles as to how they should teach, how they should
    • conscious of this, and it may only live instinctively in
    • their souls, but they must instinctively, at a level close to
    • can stand up for their opponents with ever-increasing
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    • time we must come to realize the distinction between abstract
    • incontrovertible, as free from contradictions as we can make
    • literally inclined to think in abstractions. This takes them
    • principle: ‘What are so and so many hundredweight of
    • saying to you since my return. It does, however, mean that
    • incontrovertible ideas will not do if we want to take hold of
    • and it makes a good regulative principle. You will come to
    • the principal idea in science. It has given rise to Darwin's
    • did well in the American Congress and you find them included,
    • those pages were then included in their
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    • days its impulses were more instinctive in humans, for the
    • spiritual world into human instincts. From the autumn of 1879
    • and inclinations to interpret the world in materialistic
    • personal inclinations since then, to understand that they
    • century and of our own time are not inclined to pay attention
    • impulse which has been living in many human souls since 1879
    • spread since the late 1870s as the result of such a victory.
    • and incarnations in the flesh such as we seek today will no
    • time but have since been reduced to absurdity. 2+2=4 would
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    • inclined to face the realities of evolution, though the
    • Since then their fortress, their field of activity, is in the
    • principle comes to expression in different ways in individual
    • they easily fail to notice that since 1879 ahrimanic powers
    • of principles which are applied today would achieve anything
    • only. However, the invisible element must be included if we
    • think how far we have come since then: today we know that
    • Since
    • human minds since 1879? They
    • a science of education. And one of the first principles to be
    • you think on this, you will see that principles of great
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    • like it to be. Their ideas are not incorrect; yet ideas which
    • linear evolution from incomplete life-forms all the way to
    • has long since come for us to say: the children and young
    • consider the origin of the principles in our present system
    • including the Sun current which has become Earth current.
    • people will increasingly have the idea, especially with
    • inadequate.’ Surely, he must now be inclined to learn
    • question, then, of being inclined to leave specialized areas
    • sincerely devoted to anthroposophy, they do find the matter
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    • customs, inclinations and habits had to develop in various
    • us since 1879. They follow on after the old spirits of
    • blood principle meant progress for as long as it was under
    • characteristics and inculcate human beings with the attitudes
    • convince a humanity that likes to take the easy way.
    • trend. Do not fall prey to the foolish inclination to escape
    • censured this foolish inclination, for we must certainly take
    • including the earth (see diagram, violet); human beings
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • since November 1879.
    • would have been made with incredible acumen. This is one
    • it has been and will increasingly be possible to gain direct
    • dwelling, to find a vaccine that will drive all inclination
    • develop foolish inclinations connected with spiritual life
    • the inclination towards spiritual ideas to develop and all
    • the same way they will be vaccinated against any inclination
    • to my own inclination and put philosophy and poetry aside,
    • been even more so since they walk among us in the human
    • realms since 1879, to spin a web of illusion over human
    • which has been gradually evolving since the sixteenth
    • humorous and ironical look at developments since the
    • inculcated into people's heads. And it is difficult to form
    • same principles which have brought them about? If so, they
    • have occurred since the fall of the spirits of darkness; we
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    • — before 1879 from the spiritual world and since then
    • life of the soul coincides with the outer life of the
    • saying has so far been known instinctively and atavistically
    • that used to be known instinctively and were also instilled
    • principles must be included in shaping the social structure;
    • includes the
    • the 1840s to incarnate in human bodies and are now up in that
    • were more inclined to follow the general trend, continued to
    • including his theory of the
    • convince people. You see the direct effect of the intellect
    • Distinction must be made above all between anything based on
    • sentimental about it. Maeterlinck's book on bees
    • of this selfless lawyer. His name is Raymond Poincar.
    • believe that a convinced majority is voting against a
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    • replaces the soul-spiritual instincts — which alone were
    • that he would have been incapable of falling into sin if he had
    • remained in his old state, in a state of instinctive guidance by
    • sinless, incapable of sinning, like a mere creature of nature, he now
    • oneself that the intellect, arising in human evolution since the
    • incarnated into an earthly body as a being of a higher kind.
    • that coincides with our spiritual raising of man. For why was
    • inclination to truly grasp the essential being of knowledge so that,
    • body,’ ‘etheric body,’ ‘reincarnation,’
    • must eradicate in ourselves is the inclination to sectarianism, for
    • this inclination is always egotistical. It always wants to
    • inclination to sectarianism. And this inclination to
    • distant one to be sure — with the sectarian inclination. We
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    • pre-earthly existence, before we descended to a physical incarnation
    • seize our organism when we incarnate on earth, are the forces of
    • of evolution, that the facts do not coincide.
    • the body of the preceding incarnation, we can understand this
    • than one is inclined to imagine to-day.
    • most incredibly abstract explanation. “Beautiful” is a
    • word which we sometimes use rightly, instinctively, out of our
    • An instinctively
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    • 4:8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. \
    • and commercial interests. A movable Easter may be inconvenient for
    • a festival. For this reason it will be incumbent upon the
    • festival. An Easter festival determined by materialistic principles
    • to spiritual principles; and we shall celebrate this festival truly
    • resurgence of incarnations in that third epoch. It was like a
    • the case with Tycho de Brahe, the reincarnated Julian the Apostate.
    • felt instinctively. — On the morning of 21st March the
    • little inclined to enter into or discuss these things and would much
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    • the distinction between his written works and reports of lectures that
    • Rudolf Steiner writes in his autobiography, ‘include at the
    • the principle that the knowing human being should understand himself
    • to speak about how the origins of all life — including
    • over the whole planetary world around us. As incredible as it may
    • inclined to consider a waking condition) is something that can only
    • instinctively begins to turn in such a way that the light can fall
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    • epoch of humanity, we must also include one that was, in a
    • electric telegraph; nevertheless, the principle of the
    • such principles as that of the airship or of the submarine
    • since the Mystery of Golgotha. These forces are no longer
    • connection.) Now the thoughts in themselves are incompatible
    • artfully contrived, for instance, to produce the incarnated
    • of the Word, the incarnated Logos, who, among all the other
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    • 18th century a clear and distinct consciousness of the fact
    • latter way of thinking is convinced that all
    • Golgotha. We must learn increasingly to recognise that which
    • coinciding approximately with the Winter Solstice. Easter is
    • the impulses laid down in a given year have less incisive
    • This is sincerely possible if we are prepared to enter
    • Physical Science bears witness to this fact. You may convince
    • point. Man, as it were, was not included in the wisdom of the
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    • could appear distinct — two separate poles, as it were.
    • carries within him the same law and principle as is
    • the same law and principle that works in the planetary
    • ancient times which has since been lost, and which is
    • inclination to turn to the super-sensible Man. It sounds a
    • strong inclination to concern itself with super-sensible Man
    • inclined, at the same time rejecting the Science that is
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    • the two sides of human nature which are usually incorrectly
    • designated as man's inner and outer being should be distinctly
    • enables us to separate distinctly those parts which are usually
    • consciousness. (Self-observation can easily convince us that
    • which is at first indistinct in our ordinary consciousness,
    • circumstances; we must include the feeling and the will which
    • them out of compassion, all this demands the inclusion of our
    • Anthroposophy does not translate the truths which it includes in
    • before us, the experiences through which we passed since our
    • earth and since the laws of enthropy are fully justified, we can
    • hear some vague amateurish and indistinct talk about the worlds,
    • certainty, since the physical world passes away? Man needs an
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    • had been included in this conception of Nature, for the
    • through my moral sense, since Nature is unable to give it
    • something, after which it may truly and honestly strive, since it
    • man — who is so powerfully influenced by the convincing
    • belief that our natural instincts, our blood, our flesh, our
    • of all these instincts, give rise to our moral impulses, and the
    • moral impulses as higher developed instincts and passions, but we
    • handed down to them; nevertheless, they feel instinctively: All
    • longer tread this ancient path. Since then, humanity has taken on
    • permeated psychically with passions, impulses and instincts,
    • passions and instincts, it becomes as pure as the transparent eye
    • clearly through their instinctive contemplation and from what
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • had long ago felt the inclination to build a bridge leading from
    • Through many incidents, which are not directly connected with
    • group which included Raymond Lodge twice, and for the second
    • attains cognitive power. Since the human will is directed towards
    • experiences of our ordinary earthly life since our birth. Through
    • with mathematical precision. Since the whole process can be
    • rise up to the super-sensible worlds. Since the human being is
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    • Golgotha is indeed the most important and incisive influence in
    • schools of wisdom proclaimed: Since the beginning of the present
    • its close since the time which the ancient Hebrews, for example,
    • inner being. Ever since,
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    • instinctive knowledge was based upon an interpolation of the
    • physics discovered since Goethe's time in the field of
    • forth, but which includes the single branches of science in the
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • epoch; i.e., ever since the middle of the Fifteenth Century, man
    • impulses, instincts, passions and temperament, and everything
    • ever give him freedom. It may implant in him instincts which
    • lectures, to times when people still had a certain instinctive
    • of man's development since the middle of the Fifteenth Century.
    • by what the human being has acquired ever since the middle of the
    • since that time, we come across certain definite ideas on the
    • to the inner necessity, to his instincts, impulses, and passions.
    • with the aid of an instinctive knowledge. Today it is impossible
    • instincts and passions, thus falling a prey to necessity. By
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    • A.D. Since that time we must take into account the
    • intellect was quite different from what it was later on. Since
    • a certain inclination towards the intellectual life which existed
    • existence this divine archetypal principle which could be
    • principle of God the Father. Everything which could be grasped by
    • a return to the archetypal principle of the Father and it comes
    • archetypal, creative principle of the Father. Man does not yet
    • with the divine principle of the Father, as in the past. As a
    • were, should not be considered as an historical coincidence. We
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    • easily inclined to say: But why does the divine guidance of the
    • changed since the beginning of the 20th century. The
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    • Earth is since united with the whole body of the Earth. The Earth has
    • become quite different since the Mystery of Golgotha. In the
    • point of view. The Luciferic principle drew into man as he began his
    • union with the Luciferic principle. He forms part of the Earth. And
    • Luciferic principle in it. Man brings this Luciferic principle into
    • that which has mingled with the Luciferic principle. This is in the
    • Science: How does the case stand with those principles which we have
    • learnt to recognise as the principles of human nature? Now we all
    • the years which have passed since his birth. As has been said, we
    • since his birth. The Ego takes no part in this evolution of the
    • to-day, just through its very perfection, it produces invincible
    • the Christ, Who, since the Mystery of Golgotha, is united with it. We
    • to pass away and has now to arise anew, it must since Golgotha be
    • Life it is, which since in Urania's eyes I gazed,
    • Since then I see those eyes in deeps profound,
    • spiritual time of awakening coincides with Christmas and with this
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    • the earth has since then become united with the entire corporeality
    • of the earth. The earth has become something different since the
    • view. The Luciferic principle entered the human being when the
    • now in his union with the Luciferic principle, belongs to the earth,
    • on the earth carries the Luciferic principle; the human being brings
    • this Luciferic principle into the aura of the earth. It is not only
    • humanity that Adam has become since the temptation. The Tree of
    • you?” He gives his age as the years that have passed since his
    • that his physical body has been developing for so-and-so long since
    • the Child there, incredible noise erupted and everyone screamed and
    • sincerely and honestly. But this book is based on a significant
    • develops it as such. But today, especially since it is such a
    • since one must be connected with life.
    • not see that since the Mystery of Golgotha the Christ has been
    • Since looking up
    • Since then, this eye rests in my depths
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    • of Reincarnation occupies a foremost place. The idea that the human
    • state that ever since man has been man, he has thought, felt and
    • are with higher states of consciousness, they are incomprehensible to
    • although by the time of Zarathustra this was already indistinct and
    • essence — the imperishable essence that passes from incarnation
    • to incarnation. When we pierce through the veil of the inner being
    • truth which they had to inculcate into mankind as the basis of
    • people. Only later, in the Greek epoch (coinciding with the beginning
    • him was based on this principle. Now it is not enough to say that
    • tried to inculcate into his disciples. He spoke thus: “Man, as
    • to use the old expression — in distinction to his physical body
    • principle of perfection. Whatever their development might be at the
    • time, they were taught to realise that this principle of perfection
    • upon Ahura Mazdao in the outer world by the principle of
    • is a replica of the great world. In human beings, the principle of
    • of the One All-Embracing Power. Zarathustra made a distinction
    • towards perfection, and Ahriman in man's impure instincts and
    • since purification alone can
    • heroic conquest of the Ahriman principle. We find his words recorded
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    • reason for the great interest evinced to-day in Egyptian culture, but
    • A certain very significant incident has been
    • And although this being of Spirit has but a dim and instinctive life,
    • conceptual act to the final concept, the active principle to the
    • product of the active principle there before us, as Osiris to Isis.
    • Father-Principle, a masculine Principle. The Osiris-Principle is
    • The active principle of thought has become the power of ideation in
    • the active principle of thought was once
    • when the active principle of thought does not enter. The Moon awaits
    • to himself: “I bear a higher Self within me, but since I have
    • built up the alphabet, had taught men the principles of agriculture,
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    • this is even of great practical significance. In fact, I am convinced
    • here in our Goetheanum precincts, they would not be staged as they are
    • present. For this reason the butterfly's instinct must lead it to lay
    • vessels from the gills which increasingly vanish, and it spins these
    • no hard and fast distinction between genius and madness. Geniuses are
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    • earth is an inclination towards the moral life. This inclination is
    • within spiritual realms; this capacity becomes increasingly feeble. We
    • what he has experienced since the last time he woke. If he sleeps
    • experience in backward order what you have brought about since last you
    • inconceivable. Were we always to forget what is contained in sound or
    • feeling — particularly if he is artistically inclined — that
    • pitchers stood on an altar: then something in the nature of incense was
    • today — the smoke of the incense was formed into the desired image of the
    • expressing itself plastically in the smoke of the incense.
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    • del mundo espiritual que tenían que ver principalmente con el
    • Tierra a principios del invierno.
    • hacía distinción entre la creencia y el conocimiento. El
    • distinción entre lo que los hombres convertían con diversos
    • sabiduría. Hoy en día la distinción se hace diciendo: Lo
    • ciencia. La filistéica expresión en la distinción entre
    • cuando estamos viendo la raíz de una planta, o incluso partes de
    • únicamente en la flor. Incluso el ovario en el centro de la flor es
    • vinculado a la tierra — en el Invierno profundo, puede hacerlo
    • un carácter "aristocrático". De hecho, el principio de la
    • esto fue lo que se consideró como un principio especialmente
    • hábitos como estos. Necesitamos, por ejemplo, ser sinceros de nuevo
    • forma permanente a principios de abril, de modo que los libros de
    • las variantes fechas del festival cada año. Incluso la experiencia
    • se le antojó a un rey de Francia (a quien incluso la Historia
    • Navidad debe ser tomado con sinceridad y honestidad, en conexión
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    • seriousness this capacity — or rather incapacity — of the
    • consciousness, already growing vague and indistinct, is often confused
    • experiences in sleep it experiences unconsciously. But now, since I am
    • For the very simplest people do so; and incidentally, I may say they do
    • of the previous day the power I have described. Since the time of the
    • conspicuous and distinct relation in which it stands to the whole life
    • consideration of much finer and subtler distinctions than we want to
    • want to take our stand for evolution in all sincerity and in a wide and
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    • Reincarnation and Karma, and
    • Reincarnation and Karma
    • not assert anything that has not since been universally
    • discovered “incontestable proofs” thereof. Since
    • it has followed since the 17th century the time will come when
    • following sentence in Darwin's principal work: “I believe
    • may be raised that any inclination towards the conceptions of
    • who accept certain ideas of Darwinism as incontestable truths,
    • show how the laws of Reincarnation and Karma are a scientific
    • animals and plants as had originally in principle been
    • inconvenient when scientific details are shown them in such a
    • Reincarnation. They do not know that this is the task of the
    • his principles. He would have to say: The difference between the
    • And the only distinction between them and the miracle believers
    • elements: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, by accidental coincidence
    • principles by the aid of which he tries to explain the rest of
    • of the soul, or of reincarnation, and miracle is his means of
    • Maurice Maeterlinck's “Buried Temple,” a book which
    • Masterlinck presents; he says: “If I jump into icy cold
    • myself and humanity will increase my sufferings because I have
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    • two “extra” lectures included in this lecture series,
    • two “extra” lectures included in this lecture series,
    • principles of life, in life itself, while it is there.
    • simple reflections one could convince oneself that this is
    • the old stem. But there you can convince yourself that they
    • itself, since it takes up inorganic lifeless matter. This can
    • capacities in man, an exact distinction must. be made between
    • which makes of him the quite distinct individual that every
    • being by way of a conscious process, of an incitement to
    • convince yourselves if you consider it more exactly. For this
    • incorporated in the memory; when, on the other hand, it is
    • there without being incorporated in the Ego. In the outer
    • from incarnation to incarnation, is veiled by the
    • of Memory” back into former incarnations? That is
    • sense-world. The soul must therefore incorporate into itself
    • life. Although Shakespeare may make the gloomy Danish Prince
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    • since the earliest times, is not so easy to understand as we
    • distinct and separate from one another. It is possible, in
    • something distinct and limited. If, however, we send to the
    • distinct within itself, just like Earth, Water, and Air
    • condensed to water, and the astral body is incorporated
    • need years of study, only to be able to keep them distinct
    • would be doomed to death, since it is dependent upon the ego
    • which, ever since the time of Saturn, must always be present
    • shape, or form — a form determined by instincts and
    • another. One who imagines everything distinct and separate,
    • Ego is added to these. For, with the incomes of the Ego, the
    • spherical. And the animal is endowed with instincts, etc.,
    • birds! In these migrations instinct comes to expression.
    • have certain instincts, and which is the bearer of these
    • instincts, by the Beings of the third Elementary Kingdom
    • supplies the instincts, the other the bodies, forming and
    • moulding them, so that the instincts may live within them.
    • time, the instinctive life of the animals; the second
    • distinct height, should incite him so much the more to become
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • principal facts of this Spiritual Science. And even when such
    • incarnation. From this point of view we observe something
    • live again in future earthly conditions and new incarnations.
    • he says in the book about Winckelmann “Antiques”:
    • earliest youth he began to incorporate into his poem all
    • inconvenience, more and more and his continuous striving
    • incantations, but through the patient and energetic effort to
    • incomplete. He must turn away from that fear-inspiring sign
    • goes on from life to life, from incarnation to incarnation;
    • life, from one incarnation to the other, Faust has already
    • third act of the second part, can appear to us incarnate.
    • The teaching of reincarnation we see artistically and
    • reincarnation as we do today; but he inserted it into the
    • that profound spiritual truth has been included in the second
    • Goethe compress all that Faust has achieved since the time of
    • the knowledge of reincarnation. He will finally show man's
    • entrance into the spiritual kingdom coincides with the
    • rather indistinctly in his late years because of the absence
    • touch that Great Fact, which Goethe incorporated into his
  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • inclined to dedicate our forces to this great ideal of mankind,
    • Spirit-King, of Zarathustra reincarnate, the flower of human
    • evolution, as He has passed from incarnation to incarnation on
    • incision into human evolution, wherein Zarathustra became the
    • That which the gaudy snake, prince of the world, conceives
    • Ten weeks the prince of spirits stormed the heart
    • absurd; for if we love rightly it is capable of no increase.
    • child with power, since it meets us with nothing but its
    • to transcend the ordinary social distinctions.
    • new principle, wherein men do not call forth joking and
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    • which, ever since, has been the source and inspiration of all
    • whether it were a question of the definition of a principle
    • incredibly mistaken version of his teaching. To-day, I will
    • in this connection an incident which is perfectly true and
    • wished him to see for himself and be convinced. “Yes,
    • perfectly true incident. The clergy had to submit their books
    • two incidents, we can see how greatly Aristotle was
    • parts and principles of human nature.
    • round the Sun with incalculable rapidity. Such a conception
    • conclusions was particularly convincing. Let us examine in
    • humility and not from principle that he said that only after
    • incorrect. That, however, is immaterial to our purpose. The
    • from the periphery, but a God who is incorporate in every
    • the God in Nature, in contradistinction to the mediaeval
    • enthusiasm — to the idea of the re-incarnation of the
    • expression in contradistinction to the teaching of Aristotle
    • the united principle of that vital force, which is in
    • of God to be the inner moving principle of things.
    • herbarium. He then placed a little stick of incense on the
    • Sun to rise, so that he might enkindle the incense from its
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    • such an impression of sincerity and truthfulness on us,
    • coincide with the facts which have been accumulated with so
    • palaeontologists there is an inclination to restrict their
    • theory as a guiding principle of investigation, to be used as
    • birds or fishes, but I will start from the principle that a
    • principle. And here we have the astounding result that the
    • facts arrived at by sincere effort, leads to the conclusion
    • and twentieth centuries bear incontrovertible testimony to
    • find a passage very distinctly underlined, to the following
    • certain psychologists who are incapable of finding the way to
    • supposed to be incompetent. And here we have the interesting
    • negative, principle, so conspicuous everywhere at present,
    • honesty and sincerity, comprehensively and energetically, the
    • life-principle is conceived as pervading the soul, expending
    • appreciated by Vincenz Knauer (who even made him the subject
    • an incident of no great importance, but at the same time we
    • perfectly sincere in their inability to understand Goethe's
    • Goethe, and a gradual and increasing understanding of his
    • of theosophy, as a great spirit incarnated in the body of
    • lectures, to shed light, sometimes in a manner inconvenient
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  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • clear distinction to visions, hallucinations, and illusory
    • be convinced to a certain degree by what is brought forward
    • reasonable and convincing for all standpoints and one will
    • increase enormously self-knowledge on entering the spiritual
    • incidental. One appears empty to oneself, as nothing,
    • investigator since something subjective will always have
    • find the same content, if they are sincerely presented, in so
    • will describe it all distortedly. In all sincerity, it is a
    • incorrect form, and therein lie many sources of error in the
    • conscientious and sincere spiritual investigator. For this it
    • present themselves. True and sincere spiritual science may be
    • strong and sincere searcher for truth as Schopenhauer, we
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    • — must be included for any true explanation. But as these
    • include in the subconscious regions of the soul's life the
    • Psycho-analysis is not included in the black list, but
    • ill in this incarnation, but to be carried through the gate of
    • his present incarnation, while the head is the result of former
    • related to the man's former incarnations. If you consider this,
    • through his incarnations. What we experience consciously in
    • waking life largely belongs to the present incarnation,
    • and it is good so. For in the present incarnation man should be
    • incarnation, especially in young human beings. But above
    • is in the soul of man, pressing on from one incarnation
    • across from one incarnation to another. We must now consider
    • of the former incarnation; and when this period is at an
    • incarnation. We may say therefore: The working of the
    • from the vocational aspect of our former incarnation, but
    • former incarnation we stood in this or that relation to
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    • so increasingly. Hitherto, however, few concepts and
    • post-Atlantean age. Moreover, people are too little inclined to
    • will find in Max Eyth; and — inconspicuous as it may seem
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • I would entitle the whole of this course of lectures (including
    • qualities from former incarnations.
    • result of his vocational life in the last incarnation. Then
    • former incarnation are especially at work. When
    • conditions of the former incarnation. Observe the
    • the fourteenth year — our former incarnation,
    • also have to emerge increasingly. It must be made possible for
    • life with conscious understanding — increasingly,
    • unable to rise to an understanding of reincarnation and Karma.
    • become the mincemeat of Bourgeois nonentity. He felt this as a
    • where men are the mere mincemeat of Bourgeois nonentity.
    • convinced within their brotherhoods that spiritual powers
    • the principles by which they are being led and guided. (Of
    • intimately the destinies of these two coincide! See how great a
    • But that is not all, for there is Poincaré:
    • he reigned since
    • not do so — when she was born, since when she has been a
    • fateful year for the three Allies would have coincided with the
    • the same principle. Many a thing that is construed to-day
    • — practically since Blavatsky was born, since her
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    • Hierarchies, including the Angels, Archangels, Archai, Exusiai
    • true Angel but the Luciferic Angel, and then the inclined plane
    • there are inclinations to the one Archangel or the other,
    • inclinations of the feeling life. In the nineteenth century
    • no very distant future mankind will grow convinced of this.
    • And we may say, since Christ is a higher Being than all the
    • and that a most important incision took place at the time
    • an ear for the changing of the times. Since the Mystery of
    • We know that He is there as a real Power since the Mystery of
    • incarnation of demons. We need not believe in them if we do not
    • qualities were concerned, — he had included one
    • principle of Christ and finds the way to Christ. For a short
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    • included in Volume 187 of the Bibliographic Survey, 1961. It
    • since the modern age began, Christian feeling — adapting
    • and mighty, more and more distinctly manifest. This is a naive
    • declares that the child is incomplete, and that the ego little
    • Christian but capable of an ever increasing profundity. But we
    • has already been affirmed by certain spirits since the
    • and never quite distinctly. When we grasp the fact that the
    • conception. The Old Testament view, including that in
    • Christ and say: “In addition to the inclination of the
    • ever new thoughts — clearly and distinctly, that the
    • life of the present day, so strongly inclined toward mere
    • Truly the Christ must live within us, since we are not human
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    • in 1918, and is included in Volume 98 of the Bibliographic
    • second frankincense, and the third one myrrh. When the Danish
    • the East who brought offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh
    • are symbolised in the gold, the frankincense and the myrrh:
    • — in the frankincense; and in the myrrh self-consummation
    • towards understanding the Christ-principle, and what it is to
    • into the One principle, the Christian principle. When this
    • principles of esoteric Christianity saw in Christianity not
    • the Christ-principle a force that indeed represents for mankind
    • Jehovah-principle, the expression of the religion of the old
    • law. And he said: “Before the Christ-principle, the Sun of
    • Righteousness, could appear on earth, the Jahve-principle had
    • Jehovah-principle, in the old Law — the spiritual light of
    • spiritual light of the higher Christ-principle. And with the
    • Christian saw the same principle, in an external, physical
    • from the earth, its spiritual power increases and flows to the
    • store for humanity before the cradle of the Son of Man incarnate.
    • penetrated and convinced by the feelings and ideas that I have
    • live through many embodiments, from incarnation to incarnation.
    • impossible for us to carry over from one incarnation to
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    • your attention to the fact that they must of necessity incorporate
    • since to provide the necessary evidence and proof for my statements
    • spiritual understanding. Indeed the province we touch upon here is
    • wish to characterize without further ado — since we are not
    • present incarnated and three others which the ego will fashion into
    • incarnations, so too do we realize that the Earth itself has known
    • earlier incarnations. The Sentient Soul and the Intellectual Soul
    • Saturn. Thus we look back to three incarnations of the Earth and in
    • each of these incarnations we see one of the members which man bears
    • today. They were Beings at the human stage, but were not incarnated
    • earlier. If we go still further back to the first incarnation of our
    • incarnations of the Earth down to our own time, we have a picture of
    • Since
    • Spirit Self or Manas? Just as during the next incarnation of the
    • next incarnation of the Earth. If we look still further back to the
    • for the first time in the next incarnation of the Earth. They are
    • pass from incarnation to incarnation; but we know for certain that,
    • guiding principles of the several epochs are determined by the Time
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    • factors determine the distinctive features or characteristics of a
    • active principle in the etheric forces. Indeed only that aspect of
    • this aura, i.e. a living, organizing principle, can exert an
    • surface of the Earth, They incarnate somewhat after the fashion of a
    • physical incarnation, in that which is represented by the
    • incarnate in a particular region. This is central to their mission;
    • of these Folk Spirits and see how he incarnates on Earth, lives again
    • for a time in the spiritual world and then incarnates again
    • by Rudolf Steiner Publications, Inc., New York.
    • from observation the underlying principle, only needed to apply it to
    • discoveries. I could quote innumerable cases of the coincidence of
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    • immediate and lively interest. But since the picture would otherwise
    • be incomplete we must first embark upon such inquiries as are
    • etheric body and since these three modifications are situated not in
    • are unfamiliar, since Hegelian logic is only known to the few. From
    • relied solely upon external perception? Everything that is included
    • responsible, but which gives him the occasion to incarnate in a
    • incarnation occurs, when a people can be found in the full vigour of
    • incarnates in that people just as man incarnates after passing
    • carries him forward from incarnation to incarnation — it is
    • he progresses from incarnation to incarnation.
    • Archangels with the abnormal Spirits of Personality — since the
    • studying a people we regard the Archangel as its guiding principle.
    • incarnate. When such a people is detached from its racial group,
    • incarnate in that section of the people which has broken away. Thus
    • have increasing importance. The external events of history are simply
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    • present state. It is only during his present Earth incarnation that
    • three or four incarnations of our Earth — Old Saturn, Old Sun,
    • incarnations, the Spirits of Will or Thrones, the Spirits of Wisdom,
    • principally the physical body. The Spirits of Form have no particular
    • interest in the development of the physical body since this is really
    • holds little interest for the Spirits of Form since it is a
    • Spirits of Form intended, in fact, that man should incarnate only at
    • hitherto no-one encroached upon their province. If these Spirits of
    • extent soon after birth. He would not develop a clear and distinct
    • had not intervened, man would have incarnated on the physical plane
    • we should have if we had incarnated in the condition natural to us at
    • and would have incarnated on Earth only at that period of his
    • have incarnated only in the condition which he now attains in his
    • Spirits of Form that man should incarnate only at B (the age of
    • spiritual sphere surrounding the Earth and had incarnated only during
    • incarnating on Earth would be alike in (physical) form and inner
    • where he lives. Because of his premature incarnation — in
    • him. It would have been of no consequence whether he had incarnated
    • — the incidence of the sun's rays, the proximity of the
    • increasingly independent of a particular locality.
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    • teaching of karma and reincarnation, when rightly understood. This
    • Self is incarnated in successive ages in different races and peoples.
    • races and all peoples since we are incarnated in different races at
    • and reincarnation. Only through these teachings therefore do we learn
    • incarnated in a particular people or race. But an objective survey of
    • through the teachings of karma and reincarnation how every nation,
    • Since
    • interplay of the Thrones with the Spirits of Movement — since
    • Form first weave and work. Since, however, the activities of light
    • and this is principally the domain in which the Spirits of Movement
    • the earlier incarnations of our Earth, these various spiritual Beings
    • different from that of today. With each new incarnation in the
    • Since
    • incarnation of the Earth. If, for example, we wish to form an
    • other, to the human will. Now if there had been no Saturn incarnation
    • for this knowledge. The after-effects of each Earth incarnation,
    • however, are reflected in the forms of the succeeding incarnations.
    • Thus three successive incarnations of the Earth were necessary in
    • incarnations or planetary epochs of our Earth could be fulfilled and
    • way appropriate to each Earth incarnation.
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    • continually enlarged, that it is unlimited, since things are so
    • Mercury, I include all the abnormal Spirits of Form to be found in
    • distinctive character stems from the ferment of the Mercury forces in
    • undifferentiated universal human from into the distinctive Ethiopian
    • transferring their point of attack principally to what we call the
    • worked principally in the blood, you will understand why racial
    • Beings, Buddha, Zarathustra or Zarathas in his later incarnation, and that
    • American Indian race and was the cause of its ultimate extinction.
    • five principal races of human evolution detach themselves from the
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    • Since the Atlantean catastrophe, since the beginning of the
    • or Jehovah had chosen a Semitic people to be his chosen people. Since
    • more than one ultimate principle in ontology. Monadology: doctrine
    • theory recognizes more than one ultimate principle in ontology.
    • polarity to pluralism was monism, the doctrine that one principle of
    • the Cosmos by a single ultimate principle, a monon, would remain
    • The monistic principle is reflected in this people by a certain
    • come from the Semitic people. The other peoples are inclined to
    • to propagate the doctrine that Single ultimate principle underlies
    • was analytic; to represent the one World-Principle as articulated
    • that could possibly be distilled from the unitary principle by the
    • several peoples in Asia and Africa had long since risen to the rank
    • definite moment of time which coincided approximately with the
    • Science. Whilst in Asia, including Egypt and Greece, the several
    • whereas, in Asia and Africa the Archangels had long since advanced to
    • inclination to materialism. According as the various Archangels, the
    • various Folk Souls are more or less inclined towards this materialist
    • who inclines the Spirit of the Age more in the direction of
    • materialism. On the other hand an idealistic people inclines the
    • describe an arc to include the towns of Detmold and Paderborn, you
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    • including also the Angels, the Folk Spirits or Archangels and Time
    • Graeco-Latin peoples, though they still had a distinct recollection
    • memory they recalled this experience quite distinctly. The creation
    • Earth. He only incarnated in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. That is
    • incarnating soul of man. The manner in which Odin himself worked upon
    • we know that the ego is incarnated in the pulsation of our blood and
    • emerges after having passed through the three earlier incarnations of
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    • human being distinct from itself, then in the act of cognition one is
    • distinct. Those who had developed the mature Indian culture in the
    • external world was a purely instinctive one. The decisive factor in
    • his ‘I’. Ever since the Lemurian epoch Luciferic forces
    • Mark and that of St. Matthew? Exoterically these fine distinctions
    • influence on the etheric body to which man owes his inner inclination
    • to deceive himself, to think incorrectly about things; that is to
    • because the Luciferic influence increasingly asserted itself. At that
    • Baldur. This is felt by Nordic man as the gradual extinction of the
    • the Incarnation of the Godhead, through whom you too will be able to
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    • guidance of their Folk Souls, to turn increasingly towards the
    • the spiritual world and to incorporate the primeval spiritual
    • incarnated suddenly on the physical plane before the birth of the
    • But not only this; it had also to include a wonderful development
    • since all evolution is a continuous process we must ask ourselves
    • cultures. In the East we find, in the first place, a distinct
    • the Spirit Self which will be incorporated in the sixth cultural
    • Christ incorporated in the Roman idea of the State. What provides the
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    • subject with only the briefest indications, since detailed discussion
    • to incarnate in human bodies whose capacities had gradually been
    • order to incarnate in earthly bodies.
    • and incarnated in human bodies.
    • convinced that what has been implanted, ‘injected’ into
    • course of the next centuries, increasing numbers of people will be
    • in the world in which He has always been present since the Mystery of
    • plane by a few isolated individuals at first, and later by increasing
    • the etheric world since the Mystery of Golgotha, will be seen by an
    • ever-increasing number of people.
    • course of the next three thousand years Christ will be increasingly
    • Sabbatai Zevi was regarded as the physical incarnation of a Messiah.
    • clairvoyance, an inclination to value clairvoyance illuminated by
    • we incorporate the total contributions which each religion has made
    • acting in accordance with the Christ principle. Since this principle
    • stages of the Christ principle were only imperfectly understood. We
    • essential element in the Christ-principle does not belong to the past
    • Christ-principle is the highest expression of Anthroposophy. And if
    • the name of the true Christ-principle. However many may try to force
    • my statements as authoritative. I beseech you to abjure the principle
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • incident which may throw light upon our aims, for day-to-day
    • increasingly influence western minds will have to be cast in a
    • according as their sentiments and feelings incline them this way or
    • speak, quite regardless of our own inclinations, regardless of what
    • necessities of existence. However great our personal inclination for
    • forces which have been at work since the beginning of time and which
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • development and formation of the ego principle, making it firmer and
    • has changed since those ancient times. The human body of today, with
    • birth to Persephone within themselves, since they still had the
    • human body, so that we may say that Pluto obtained an ever increasing
    • commandments outwardly expressed, but since man was clairvoyant, it
    • with the Earth since the Mystery of Golgotha, is already beginning in
    • when He shows Himself as He is among us now, as He has been since the
    • and once only, incarnated in a human body, but Who, beginning from
    • souls to an ever increasing extent. This is confirmed by prophecy as
    • (Anthroposophic Press Inc., New York, 1950).
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • only slowly become convinced again — a truth which I will try
    • Thus there is a clear distinction between self-knowledge in respect
    • cannot experience it because he is incapable of shutting out the
    • which complete the figure, but the whole pentagon, including the area
    • of the pentagram — that is to say, including all that I have
    • including those of which he is not yet aware, and which will be
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • there are all sorts of distinctions. As a matter of fact, there are
    • the human physical body. Thus they could not descend into incarnation
    • were able to tread the Earth in human fleshly bodies. They incarnated
    • Spirits of Personality, the Principalities, the Archai, who of course
    • since the Atlantean catastrophe during which man was thrown so
    • distinctive. Hence the same Beings who were the leaders of humanity
    • incarnated for three years in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. We know
    • that that incarnation took place once for all, that there had been no
    • previous incarnation, and that there will be no other like it. What
    • contradistinction to what they were in the Persian epoch, in the
    • ‘Christened’. Whereas the Angels who since
    • Archangels or Archai, have at some time since Atlantis been open to
    • spirituality with the greatest intensity could not become incarnated
    • progressive authoritative leaders, incarnated in human bodies would
    • individualities do not incarnate during Earth evolution in human
    • bodies, the Christ in a certain respect forms an exception, since He
    • was incarnated for three years in a human body. What is the reason
    • to Earth so far as to incarnate in a human physical body, that He
    • such incarnated there. Nevertheless the Earth is saturated by the
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • that in contradistinction to conditions prevailing in previous epochs
    • that all their gods were imbued with the Luciferic principle.
    • affected by the Luciferic principle on Earth, because they had
    • progressive principle of human evolution, would mean death to human
    • entirely to the principle of the Elohim, is completely given up to
    • remained backward, can still incarnate upon the Earth, can still move
    • among men, in contradistinction to those who completed their
    • incarnated directly in human form! There seems here to be an
    • inconsistency. Such apparent inconsistencies are inevitable, for
    • Such inconsistencies can only be resolved little by little, and anyone
    • their divine hierarchies were not able to incarnate directly upon the
    • their gods did nevertheless incarnate in physical bodies,
    • Heroes we have the later incarnations of backward Angels from the
    • gods we have beings who underwent their fleshly incarnation in
    • human incarnation in Atlantis. We must be clear about this if we wish
    • Zeus, Poseidon, there were incarnated those wonders of the world
    • incarnation, he returns again to ordinary consciousness. In that
    • incarnation passes through his soul; it is not just drily recorded
    • that he had seen one of his earlier incarnations, but if you follow
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • the form it took. Since our actual subject is ‘Wonders of the
    • trying to discover inconsistencies in higher world-conceptions, and
    • then to say, ‘This world-conception is full of inconsistencies,
    • Greek. He felt that an element is included in our physical human
    • they said to themselves: ‘Since Dionysos, the younger Dionysos,
    • incapable of preservation, and the geology, the palaeontology, of
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • significant principles of knowledge, principles still today not fully
    • acquired as distinct from what it may signify.
    • Since I must be
    • mirror, that is where I am.’ He would soon become convinced
    • organism is undoubtedly from the Earth, since it consists of the
    • Dionysian principle;
    • gentle trial; it is very slight, and since the organisation of
    • enthusiasm for knowledge, because they are incapable of
    • representation as distinct from the mere reflection of it — the
    • journey from Europe to Asia and back, actually incarnated in a
    • Dionysos incarnated in the flesh, if he had met that human being who
    • duration, the best would be for thee not to have been born, or since
    • was incarnated in Silenus, the teacher of Dionysos, was not at all
    • incarnated in physical bodies, performed physical deeds and died, as
    • the case as regards the incarnation of human and other beings.
    • Sometimes a later incarnation, although more advanced, may from the
    • Rosicrucian Mystery Play, in the incarnation of the monk in the
    • contemplates two successive incarnations, or at any rate incarnations
    • single physical human body; he was born again, incarnated among men;
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • spiritual life, how to begin with the sound instinct, which has
    • which the normal consciousness is at first incapable of
    • to waste. Only he feels to begin with incapable of using the
    • into his previous incarnation, how he has been allowed to know what
    • one. When we look back into our former incarnation, when we see how
    • incurred towards them, we feel that we have a heavy burden of debt to
    • to make good in your present incarnation the debt which you have
    • incarnation.’ But courage to admit freely and frankly,
    • originating from the ether body has become since the time of Lemuria;
    • now I am thirsty, now I will satisfy this or that instinct.’ If
    • out of the unconscious by way of lower instincts and appetites, all
    • wondrous structure of our heart. Since that time we have gone on
    • have passed through a number of incarnations without knowing anything
    • including all that is unconscious in us, the whole comprehensive self
    • evolution which are all-embracing, all-inclusive, which pour their
    • flowed in in this way was something incapable of ever reaching true
    • adequate to the Earth elements. And so, since the Sun evolution, we
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • from the heart in quite distinct currents and permeate the brain; we
    • continued to develop, since it was by no means the solid lump of
    • What since the time
    • space which since the time of Atlantis have worked continuously upon
    • somewhat uneasy with the way in which Aristotle puts it, since of
    • which has been available since the thirteenth century one undertakes
    • instrument of human nature. Owing to the way it has been formed since
    • this astral hood or cap, since they are not arrested by the brain,
    • of the instincts, desires, passions and emotions of human nature
    • drawn into him, must be thought of more explicitly as an incoming of
    • the external cosmic ego, which since the time of Atlantis has
    • super-sensible. But since each fresh marvel presents us with a fresh
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • wonder, we are not at all inclined to find the answer to the riddle
    • philosophy it may sound incomprehensible; whereas the feeling I have
    • comprehend the world with the philosophic principles of
    • passions, emotions and instincts. In the course of his terrestrial
    • incarnations what he has developed in this way has united with what
    • this or the other instinct, as soon as we descend a little way into
    • ourselves, these instincts develop their full strength, and we cannot
    • impulses and instincts.
    • consciousness to the impulses and instincts which are within us and
    • Substantiality which since the Mystery of Golgotha is contained in
    • abandoned, since people have seen that it leads nowhere, but the
    • cosmos and find the Christ-principle in the widths of space, or
    • instance, if anyone were to say, ‘Since you have given us your
    • flinching every inner ordeal, so that we should understand that even
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    • evolution of humanity has proceeded since the creations of Raphael, and on
    • culture coincides in a certain sense with the founding of Christianity and
    • of humanity shows evidence of a division, a mighty incision. Into this
    • symbol of the deep incision made by Christianity and Greek culture in
    • we see the effects of this incision as an ever more intense inward
    • A mighty incision in the
    • through the streets on horseback like the spirit of War incarnate, beating
    • in which only later was incorporated into the kingdoms which now stand
    • men whose whole being is inward turned. But then, — since everything
    • It need not astonish us to find in Raphael a soul reincarnated from
    • of the human race”, namely an inward deep pain in the reincarnated
    • develop more and more as humanity progresses, — must increase in the
    • “reincarnation” expressed by Hermann Grimm in the introduction
    • time must come when Raphael's work will have long since faded and passed
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    • they decided to observe these facts more closely, since the information
    • mathematical ability is principally dependent on three channels situated
    • so, he becomes incorporated within the mathematical automaton of the
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    • typewritten transcription of a lecture that is included in both
    • typewritten transcription of a lecture that is included in both
    • and military principles which come into consideration in the conduct
    • increase till they become monstrous! And yet it is peculiar that while
    • they increase to the point of monstrosity, every individual feature
    • principle is detached from anything local, the coming of Mariata to
    • relate of the primeval events which were included in the history of
    • that we have to describe its powers as much more instinctive. Not indeed
    • as if we meant to say that before this time men acted from such instincts
    • was a certain instinctive, direct certainty in man; he acted from direct
    • instinctive force ruling in the soul. In its characteristics we can
    • the inner soul life is divided for us into three principles which are
    • soul, or rational soul as the second soul principle. So that just as
    • instinctively known to man, for they looked into themselves, they saw
    • this three-principled soul-being. Not that they had by the use of reason
    • three-principled soul stood before them; the sentient soul in the astral
    • of that principle of the human body which endures beyond birth and death,
    • principle in question, and the using of it. Thus man's etheric body
    • being of human nature in its various principles. I can assure you that
    • depths (and is then incorporated with the process of civilisation) that
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    • earlier times, when a more instinctive consciousness prevailed, was
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    • meditative study. Included are 5 color plates of Steiner's blackboard
    • metallic crystals, with the manifold variety of their own distinctive
    • that each of these three principles reverts to its own inner
    • reinvigorated. The quicksilver principle, working into the
    • up there the spherical is always inclined to flatten itself out. The
    • fluidity, and this we owe to the characteristic incursion of the
    • old instinctive clairvoyance knew this
    • old Germanic belief. For these people had an instinctive feeling that
    • great instinctive knowledge of nature and the spirit which
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    • meditative study. Included are 5 color plates of Steiner's blackboard
    • considerations we have gone into here, and since we know that soul
    • develops a kind of inner vitality. A subtle life-energy arises increasingly
    • beings. And then, with the extinction of all human and animal life on
    • a principle of the Luciferic beings is
    • connection with the Earth. And since the Luciferic beings had this
    • prospect that the Ahrimanic beings, since they cannot actually
    • into summer; and standing over against them is the healing principle
    • principle, the great world-therapy, which lives in the
    • Christ-principle. If all this could be done — and the
    • included in the Easter Mystery, the Easter ritual; and by celebrating
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    • in him. Then, since in autumn Nature dies away and thus bears death
    • form was divined by the old instinctive clairvoyance, and we can
    • increasingly earnest gaze of Uriel, directed towards the depths of
    • convincing power, if — I might say — one has first
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    • in the course of human evolution as an echo of old, instinctive
    • translation are included, as necessary, throughout this lecture
    • from old traditions, it so incredibly reflects the truth! This
    • case, we let it work upon us, we see how an old instinctive truth
    • instinctive wisdom drew those wonderful old remedies which in fact
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    • incomparably more intense. Anyone who studies modern writings
    • distinction, beginning with Celsus — the opponent of
    • highly developed culture incapable of grasping its
    • Fathers, including even Origen, in spite of all their manifest
    • science which since the time of Copernicus has become an
    • Ernst Haeckel is inconceivable without the base of Christian
    • “Reincarnation and Karma,” a direct line leads from
    • doctrines of Darwin and Haeckel and is himself convinced that
    • by an absolutely consistent path to the idea of reincarnation.
    • grasping the life-principles which in reality are
    • Darwinism and happens to believe in the idea of reincarnation,
    • incarnation of the planet Earth. [The reference here is to
    • a case the idea of reincarnation has been grafted into the soil
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    • were slept through since that time arose before his soul like a
    • occurred, of course, both before and since, and to speak of the
    • Aristotle has never since been surpassed. Intellectuality
    • incomprehensible to-day — then it is possible to
    • sincerity that such things are impossible. Nevertheless
    • saying that such things are incredible, because one
    • what causes amazement: the invariable coincidence of one
    • has been connected with Christianity since early childhood. If
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    • said of this Mystery: Since the event of Pentecost the Christ
    • earth-sphere shall have been duly transformed. Since the days
    • incredible, possibly sheer folly to the modern mind. But here
    • body, having within them then the power of incorporating the
    • I refer to Maurice Maeterlinck's book, La Mort. Among
    • physical body. Maeterlinck, a man of some genius, is therefore
    • entirely oblivious of the phenomenal, almost incredible
    • that a spirit cannot suffer will be incapable of any true
    • karma, incurred no guilt. A life of three years which neither
    • otherwise remain, in so many respects, incomprehensible.
    • succumbing more and more to the folk-instincts. In this way an
    • finally succumbs to the folk-instincts and allows all kinds of
    • Spirit before us. The distinction was not always obvious and
    • Being. But in increasing measure He took on likeness with the
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    • this was the year when the Zarathustra-Ego which had incarnated
    • and in the heart of man; and if Rabbi Eliezer would convince
    • For the Bath-Kol revealed to him — and he was convinced
    • Selfhood-Guilt through others incurred,
    • various periods of the life of Jesus of Nazareth since his
    • his moral principles, by his obedience in worshipping the
    • soul might be purged. These principles were expressed in many
    • between these spiritual Beings and the Essenes. Moreover, since
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    • between Jesus of Nazareth and his mother — she who since
    • which he had passed had brought him increasing wisdom; infinite
    • still did not know that the Zarathustra-Ego had reincarnated in
    • life had been since his twelfth year, how he had found himself
    • by men since days of antiquity that had risen up into his
    • the gifts that had shown themselves in him since his twelfth
    • splendid gifts of which he had shown evidence since then.
    • Selfhood-Guilt through others incurred,
    • Lucifer and Ahriman fleeing from the gate. Since then I have
    • discern all the wisdom that had been alive within him since his
    • included in other Gospels but it is narrated there from
    • power to cast thee down, since the human body prevents thee
    • process of man's incorporation into the physical world. He felt
    • since they had no ears to hear the old setting of the words
    • Heaven.” And the mystery of the Bread, of incarnation in
    • others incurred,” He transposed into: “Forgive us
    • increasingly frail — caused Him deep suffering.
    • convincing power was working, He could not be taken. Only where
    • And perhaps no hatred was as sincere as that voiced by
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    • January 31, 1915, and is included in Volume 159 of the Bibliographic
    • through the gate of death since our work in this movement began. And
    • constantly: we were convinced while we were united with you of the
    • harvest from his earlier incarnations. Because we can live in wisdom
    • won in earlier incarnations for this life, bringing over this wisdom
    • from earlier incarnations.
    • incarnations. The wiser we become, the more we bring over from
    • earlier incarnations into the present, and if we do not wish to
    • incarnations, there is then one who comes to saw it off: Ahriman.
    • power to do it. We have gained far, far more in earlier incarnations
    • won in earlier incarnations in such a way that it fills us in this
    • incarnation.
    • and know how to intervene where it is necessary. When we are inclined
    • a great distinction between the brain and the heart in their relation
    • incarnation. What works in the brain has gone; that does not appear
    • in the next incarnation. But the forces active in the heart reappear
    • in the next incarnation. If we contemplate the interior of the head
    • in this incarnation, but will live too in the next incarnation,
    • incarnation. For these hearts should be the organs, the instruments
    • organs concerned to Lucifer in the next incarnation. For we abandon
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    • replace uncertain instincts.
    • for centuries — since the fifteenth or sixteenth century,
    • we may say — science has increasingly come to dominate
    • Since it is methodologically excluded, thinking is also
    • Today, of course, since it stands at the beginning of its
    • itself to the yogi through his exercise. And we may say: since
    • I want to describe the principles underlying a way that was
    • {since the publication of this book, it has been. - e.Ed}]
    • incentive to seek a kind of thinking no longer founded on
    • inclined, we imagine the relationship differently. We
    • axis coincides with the North-South direction of the earth's
    • ten years ago, since life has only recently imposed them on us.
    • aspect for your experience. That is, increasingly they become
    • conquer these experiences, so that we incorporate and go
    • knowledge does not incline to asceticism; it avoids all arts of
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    • We perceive it distinctly or indistinctly, consciously or
    • extraordinarily significant. They include Richard Wahle's
    • to show that ordinary consciousness is incapable of
    • basically incapable of saying anything about the problems of
    • ordinary life. And so, since for scientific reasons this fact
    • men are inclined to say: the form of consciousness I have once
    • to increase our strength of soul; it must also, and more
    • life since we entered it. Our past life does not stand before
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    • replace uncertain instincts.
    • development shows that men have increasingly been compelled to
    • organize their lives in a conscious manner. Instinctive living
    • increasing consciousness is itself a factor in history.
    • Nowadays, indeed, we can see that the increasing
    • within the age of natural science, attempted increasingly to
    • precisely, and, by including more and more symptoms in our
    • that he found himself increasingly absorbed into a lasting
    • the powers to which mankind has advanced since those early
    • this mental activity, there is no incorporation into memory in
    • should like to point to just one more of them, since it will
    • that has come of age in human civilization since the days of
    • humanity has been devoting its attention principally to
    • increasingly well developed the further West we go in our
    • equilibrium becomes increasingly unstable and the
    • interaction increasingly complicated, the further we ascend
    • unstable, so the living structure increasingly evades
    • way at which we aim, but rather instinctively. And no one can
    • instinctively experienced. Indeed, we can actually see
    • entirely characteristic of the longing that instinctively
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    • replace uncertain instincts.
    • describe the features of the earth in accordance with the principles
    • (including such forms of these as have survived in the East
    • incentive not merely to accept them, but to apply them to the
    • his philosophy of life (which has since come down to his
    • artistic eye. The Oriental has no retuning to do. Since what he
    • reflected to it from without is illusion, maya, incomplete
    • our heart and soul. In its instinctive clairvoyance, the
    • Oriental life than we usually think — since it later
    • developed. The gaze was increasingly directed upon what was
    • philosophy of life as something instinctive and even partial:
    • education. The scientific method, with its increasing emphasis
    • In the Orient, there was a dreamy, dark, instinctive
    • attitude, and say: since man is in part an economic being, a
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    • replace uncertain instincts.
    • notions that more philosophically inclined minds derive
    • which scientists too have been discussing since Du Bois-Reymond
    • individual with clear and lucid concepts, love would die. Since
    • and since when man has a certain capacity it conditions his
    • Here is one of the two guiding principles for any view of life
    • we attain in higher cognition, however, does not incorporate
    • against the curious fact that, by making ourselves increasingly
    • Goethe's instinct in rejecting the knowledge of self that
    • this, the will has been developed, men will enter increasingly
    • This view, however, is incompatible with a serious life of the
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    • replace uncertain instincts.
    • social reforms from first principles, in an abstract and
    • political programmes. In the first place, I am fully convinced
    • instincts and social impulses that were present, if in a
    • life, but are instincts, unconscious feelings. And if we were
    • from organic processes and had its roots instinctively in the
    • when thinking rises to distinctly apprehended and
    • this has only been possible to man since he raised himself to
    • away from the instinctive forces that previously formed
    • existed in an instinctive way. I know that many people
    • instinctively in earlier epochs, fertilizing the imagination
    • was originally instinctive to man is to be restored, despite
    • concepts that the nai've, instinctive life of the soul once had
    • other configurations of the social structure. And since we live
    • instincts in the earlier stages of human development.
    • feel, if only instinctively, as if our life still had to
    • into areas where the instincts have become uncertain. We thus
    • of the instincts, grown uncertain, with an
    • out of any reactionary instinct. What I have to say is in
    • since childhood. This is something quite different from living
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    • replace uncertain instincts.
    • our horizons slightly, to include the Continent of Europe and
    • expected to shape laws and inform administrative principles,
    • inclination to think up a system of this kind; his eye is only
    • increasingly dogmatic and increasingly theoretical. It came to
    • including the social ones, are affected by world conditions as
    • include — we can see in the modes of thought and
    • old instinctive spiritual vision, as I have described in the
    • unconscious instincts by associating their metabolism with
    • nature could develop from their instinctive life by a kind of
    • various impulses, including social ones. Oracles, star-gazing,
    • obtained by stimulating the instincts, by a spiritualization of
    • the instincts. Yet at the same time people could not help
    • instincts, which they ascribed to the particular quality of the
    • constitution. In the manifestations of this instinctive
    • manifestation of the instinctive life, which they sought
    • an increasingly attenuated form, this has survived in all the
    • inclinations of the Orient. This is true even where the
    • late Greek, does the distinction begin to creep in. Although
    • legal one becomes increasingly predominant.
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    • replace uncertain instincts.
    • since we cannot envisage where all these things that bring men
    • Grimm — since his philosophy of life was in itself a
    • happened since then seems likely in any way to cushion the
    • feature that has been typical of Europeans since they first
    • this civilization increased not simply in an arithmetical
    • which has since survived as a spiritual and cultural motto to
    • was made principally through sacrifice and ritual act.
    • rather the inclusion of art in the life that carries man above
    • they none the less strove to incorporate into their own
    • absorbed labour into its being, since it regarded labour and
    • battles were fought in Rome. It was felt instinctively that
    • Oriental social systems possible, and these in turn have since
    • because at that time man was regarded, if only instinctively,
    • people still accepted society. Since then, individuality has
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    • replace uncertain instincts.
    • including him in the social institutions we inhabit. And
    • sixteenth century onwards, there have increasingly come into
    • anxious lest the audience should increase. One day, their
    • appeared. And when I commented that, if the principle of
    • something which emerges exclusively from man himself. Since
    • creature of instinct. They describe to the working-man how
    • primitive, instinctive people. And there is a good deal of
    • other evidence for the existence of a certain instinctive
    • higher level of education, something akin to this instinctive
    • governed by instinctive drives. These are something quite
    • unwilling to define more precisely; they include the
    • instincts, which are also found in animals, and all that is
    • indefinite concepts that we call drives or instincts.
    • also know that to speak of drives, instincts, and all the other
    • nature. When we speak of drives, instincts and the like in man,
    • must ignore these spectres that we call instinctive
    • material; our drives and instincts, as usually defined, are
    • the spiritual sphere — instinctively feels: Don't talk to
    • instincts and the like become spiritualized, and you feel
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    • replace uncertain instincts.
    • many cases, for example, what I included solely to illustrate
    • increasing freedom, you could see that wages and opportunities
    • must consider. And so we are led to the distinct branches that
    • own determinants, it represents a distinctive branch of social
    • become increasingly apparent in recent decades. It is the
    • instinctive relationships, systems of law have resulted.
    • countless people, including the masses, a problem that they had
    • since it has been accurately described by many people. We can
    • whole of social life thus falls into three distinct fields. In
    • the democratic sphere of law, it is for all men to speak, since
    • arises. Law is inclined, therefore, towards logic and
    • human thinking, under the influence of the principle of law,
    • becomes increasingly abstract. What mankind acquires in one
    • People tried increasingly to run their lives by means of
    • Increasingly, men regarded it as progressive for spiritual
    • first-rate things. I am convinced that, so long as they are
    • of programmes, of guiding principles in any given area of life!
    • convinced that no one who criticizes them could draw up better
    • schools, since they had to take them away from other
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    • of the principle of this. To-day we shall try to do this again, but
    • how he himself is included in the cosmos. He also was aware imaginatively
    • sleep, develops longings for his physical body. These longings increase
    • pythic and prophetic clairvoyance. The distinction between them is not
    • read of pythic and prophetic clairvoyance. The distinction between them
    • connections with it than in an incarnation between birth and death,
    • incarnation on earth, remain united with it through those members which
    • pictured, perceived by the higher hierarchies; this is the principle
    • know, and so on. The principle of living in a few imaginations
    • who according to the principles of these societies, bring themselves
    • Since the Anthroposophical Society being present, is excepted, it is
    • incomprehensible, but realise they are comprehensible; but as things
    • of the life-principle of our building, and the inner meaning of the
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    • spoken of the principle of this, and today we shall try to do this
    • how he himself is included in the cosmos. He also was aware
    • longings increase until a climax is reached when he is forced back
    • distinction between them is not recognized today, because people
    • incarnation between birth and death, so that blood and nerves can
    • physical incarnation on earth, remain united with it through those
    • the principle of the clairvoyance of spiritual science. It is
    • so on. The principle of living in a few Imaginations which might be
    • people are to be found who, according to the principles of these
    • with all the greater intensity. Since the Anthroposophical Society
    • incomprehensible, but realize that they are comprehensible, yet as
    • life-principle of our building, and the inner meaning of the
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    • recent epoch clearly inclines on the one side to a dualistic
    • world-conception. But therewith, my dear friends, (since we are
    • Moon. We know indeed that the previous incarnation of the Earth
    • occurred in the Moon-Incarnation of the Earth, at the
    • was not to be ascribed to the Sun, the 2nd incarnation of the
    • earthly incarnation that which now is gleam, and as such is
    • incarnation, as the seed of the plant this year will animate
    • next earthly incarnation.
    • incarnation, becomes a concrete reality in the next. We
    • philosophy incorporate themselves into the life of man, that
    • with a great sweep, according to the basic principles of
    • them as incorporated into the entire life of humanity. Only
    • see the incorporation of these things into the collective life
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    • Social Question” in Reincarnation and Immortality
    • Frenz in 1984. Since the report showed a series of
    • inconsistencies and gaps, this lecture was not included in the
    • for example, the aspect of reincarnation and karma —
    • the related thought of the separation of labor and income.”
    • world will know what a distinct language these facts speak. It
    • the social battle has increased in extent and violence doesn't
    • to mind again and again. In Prussia, someone who has an income
    • how many people in Prussia have an income of less than 800 or
    • income. Take England. Only those who have an income over
    • Look at statistics. They speak a distinct language. But what
    • income? It is what we give them for what they do for us. We are
    • now making no distinction between workers and non-workers,
    • distinction, then the matter is already entirely false. And
    • stages occurs also in that being which includes them all,
    • of reincarnation. First, it renders understandable for us
    • another stage of their existence, in an earlier incarnation.
    • compensated in different incarnations, for it directs itself
    • development of mankind since the rise of Christianity, a
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    • since we last gathered together on this hill, where a number of
    • then of that time of suffering and pain which has since
    • which has since passed over Europe is enough to make anyone
    • Fräulein Sophie Stinde at Munich — and coincided
    • of the clear distinction between a plastic and picturesque
    • see a spirit such as Winckelmann seeking a truly religious
    • Winckelmann, aspiring to recreate those artistic forms. But the
    • day; what a different experience, where mysticism was incarnate
    • Vision,” in which we see longing, inclining towards the
    • “In, and with man, God is seeking a guiding principle
    • “This principle is not yet found.”
    • “God is seeking a guiding principle.” As a man he
    • feels himself incapable of thinking out guiding principles,
    • principles “capable of directing His hitherto impulsive
    • design. This principle is not yet found.” This is how the
    • guiding principle somewhere in His impulsive will. This is how
    • us, even in what it has been since it was built three years
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    • incapable of realizing what lay behind, when he believed that
    • increasing comprehension of Goethe's ideas. A letter of his
    • world-conceptions, and which makes it a principle not to stand
    • consider how far Goethe coincides with the deepest feelings of
    • Bossi on Leonardo da Vinci's ‘Last Supper.’ Goethe
    • Snake has returned into the crevices, rejoicing in her increasing
    • disturb it, since that would have killed it. But a Hawk had come
    • according to inclination and his destiny, a pure, ideal person, to
    • concept of duty, and follows only his inclinations and instincts.
    • the slavery of impulses, desires and instincts; he is unfree. But
    • instincts, and follows only a purely conceptual and logical
    • logic. When his impulses and instincts are purified so that
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    • is able to increase the capabilities in him and to discover by means
    • of the increase other new things.
    • aspiration. The principle contained in this was always called the
    • ‘principle of initiation.’ This initiation means nothing
    • other than increasing the powers of man to ever higher stages of
    • one may say, on this principle of development towards knowledge, this
    • principle of initiation; which is shown us most particularly in his
    • is to a certain extent in opposition to the initiation-principle.
    • Goethe belongs to those people who reject the principle most
    • prominent and significant principle expressed more or less clearly in
    • stands for the principle of initiation and development, namely, that,
    • thoughts and to think has advanced furthest, and is most inclined and
    • Now Goethe was particularly convinced that this really is the
    • development. He stood firmly on the ground of the principle of
    • particular inclination of the soul, which, if a man wishes to attain
    • There are people whose inclination lies in the
    • very acute, they can draw fine distinctions, and connect this or that
    • incapable of further development, because the productive element is
    • conceptions but is incapable of applying them to life is like a man
    • principles contained in the story. But every feature shows us
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    • the first edition. All that we have of Faust, including that very
    • included all kinds of physical and chemical forms. For those who
    • inclined to deny everything with bitter irony. Yet it was
    • those who have a distinct leaning to spiritual science.
    • general life and stream of the world man comes to be and increases.
    • we might say, the ruler of all the natural development, increase
    • this Luciferic principle, he was delivered up to another principle.
    • If man had never been seized by this Luciferic principle, the outer
    • highest problems of life. Those who have no inclination to compare
    • conclusion of nature. ‘For since man is the head of nature so
    • part of ‘Faust’ written by Goethe. But we find it was not included
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    • Thus, since he has the vision, it is made clear to Faust
    • again into the physical world, she must be reincarnated into a new
    • Now Faust with his increased consciousness is to experience
    • physical world. If one knows the principle which attaches itself as
    • ‘Since I exist, then I must active be.’
    • incomplete to the complete appears here in the picture. The spirit
    • represents the idea of re-incarnation cryptically — as
    • the re-incarnated Helena.
    • We must of course remember that, since he is a poet, Goethe
    • re-incarnated?’ We must keep in mind that a poet is speaking
    • the spiritual world to it, since he is concerned with events
    • incident it is revealed that his egoism has not completely
    • represents the spirits which are not incarnate in the material
    • who are incarnate in the material world. He represents them in the
    • I say it as wrongly as all those since Goethe have said,
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    • thinking man must be inclined to ask: ‘How has the present
    • incline towards this or that, just as we relate our feelings to
    • experienced’ — was a principle of olden times.
    • looking principally to the external phenomena, by investigating
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    • there is a quite definite principle underlying these conquests.
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    • incarnations on Earth and had now entered into the new form of
    • incarnations.
    • incarnations after the return to Earth. He had, as I said in
    • spiritual Being who had never incarnated on Earth to work
    • of course greatly changed since those far off times. Gilgamesh
    • incarnation, nor did they in those days; — into the life,
    • incarnations on Earth, had a clairvoyant knowledge, by means of
    • incarnation that we have described they were unable just
    • reincarnated as adherents of the Mystery of Ephesus, and there
    • between two separate incarnations. And thereby did they bear
    • clearly distinct, then you can judge the one by the other. And
    • earlier incarnations. And now, as the origin of the kingdoms of
    • substance also included man. And the life of these two personalities
    • personalities are once more incorporated into the evolution of
    • in a later incarnation as
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    • distinctly shining through, an old and real experience which
    • no, to describe them worthily we must include with the prosaic
    • then mankind began to receive in increasing measure logic,
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    • happened if Alexander, in his incarnation as Alexander, had
    • important incision in history than this. After the burning of
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    • like an irresistible longing after the old world, and evinces a
    • appearance. There in earlier incarnations Aristotle and
    • been with us since the middle of the 19th century, and is still
    • made accessible since the end of the 19th century. That is now
    • inconspicuous, flowing silently in hidden places. To
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    • incision into the historical evolution of mankind is the
    • or less degree, and instinctively gifted natures were able
    • up since the 15th century, know of the relation, let us say, of
    • was for them no mere general principle in the abstract: had
    • Now, to go beyond physical nourishment and include also
    • included in the egg, and thence arises the new hen. It is the
    • which contains already an etheric body included in the whole
    • Suppose for instance that the animal is not merely incapable of
    • instinctively built up on such observation. But that all passed
    • beyond the physical body and include also in our consideration
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    • learned increasingly to feel how closely related warmth of soul
    • revelations that have been accessible to man since the last
    • sincerity we will to keep it, can never be taken from us. It
    • resolve wells up to-day in all sincerity from the depths of our
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    • legitimate entry into the spiritual world must include the
    • it is historically incumbent upon the whole of mankind to
    • they would feel on awakening: I am incapable of thinking,
    • instinctive human race would people the Earth. Evil feelings
    • incarnations, the Earth will become barbaric. Human beings will
    • live devoid of ideas, in instincts only. You Westerners have
    • said at this Christmas Meeting is sincerely applied in the life
    • that in their next incarnations men may be able to confront the
    • reparation for principles that have been gravely sinned against
    • voice which because of the trend and inclination of your souls
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    • passed over humanity's evolution since Goethe's death —
    • those very people who are firmly convinced that they stand on
    • When a man is convinced that the imagination of the dream can
    • development achieved since earliest childhood. And anyone who
    • Science;” here I want to sketch the principle involved.
    • that already exists in the usual life can be increased by doing
    • increased, when the expanded love-force is joined to the
    • increased capacity of love, the possibility of dedicating
    • Representative of humanity, Christ, to the incorporation
    • Golgotha. Quite certainly a man becomes religiously inclined
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    • merely cause and effect, effect and cause are incorporated, so that
    • the present incarnation for the next; from this earthly
    • The physicist, if he is sincere, can say none
    • convinced that when he founded a State, (if one wishes to use the
    • word “State,” it is incorrect, but we are accustomed to
    • to see how fully convinced the Egyptians were that what man does
    • the very words. For instance the word “Prince”
    • Theocratic Ordering. The Prince, (Fürst),
    • him, truth consists in the coinciding of an idea with external
    • on the Principle of nationality, for instance, there he is involved
    • important, even if it is inconvenient to-day, my dear friends. But
    • World-Ordering according to Bentham, This principle is
    • distinct inclination to Mysticism existing, that, in spite of his
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    • instinctively forms his ideas in such a way that he is
    • since the Mystery of Golgotha, we do this by taking the
    • disinclination to look at the whole of nature, the tendency
    • cannot think otherwise, since he can never form ideas about
    • not diminishing, it is increasing, and will go on doing so
    • developing and can develop in a natural way, since the human
    • our life since the Mystery of Golgotha — IN CHRISTO
    • summer is EX DEO NASCIMUR, so the world in winter; and since
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    • can lead everything back to one Principle!
    • seeking the unitary principle of the world.
    • a discoverer: At last he had found a unitary principle by
    • of the opinion, in his pleasure, that this unitary principle
    • unitary principle.
    • that after crossing this threshold, we have distinctly the
    • inclusive of the arms and hands. It is to a certain extent as
    • the lower hierarchies, such as those incorporated in the
    • distinction has to be made between these two kinds of
    • incomprehensible demand. For it is relatively easy to have
    • spiritual-psychic principle which first worked on the bodily,
    • our cycle, it is especially important to incorporate the
    • make the spiritual psychic principle free in our head, when
    • short-sighted, inconsequent thoughts appeared, and a love for
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    • evolution, in man's passage from incarnation to incarnation
    • that he has diverged from the original instinctive good
    • eternal moral principles, he need only acquire these moral
    • principles and then he could go through life on a definite
    • journeyed from incarnation to incarnation, by his turning now
    • principles taught in these Mysteries. Aristotle makes a
    • old principle in the Mysteries which had been received by
    • anthroposophical standpoint, we hold this principle, then
    • developing the consciousness or spiritual soul [Since
    • himself, obstinately insisting on his own principles and
    • age of instinctive wisdom. You will perceive the truth of
    • divine spiritual powers, was instinctive wisdom.
    • which originally was instinctive, which was only spiritual,
    • when the wisdom instinctively implanted in humanity as a
    • what man once possessed as instinctive wisdom may now become
    • possessed this wisdom instinctively, whereas now we have
    • these flowed instinctively into man, but now we have to
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon, concerning reincarnation, and the
    • had instinctive wisdom from the gods, who gave him the wisdom
    • when a person says it is merely incorrect what he has said in
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    • as strongly inclined to follow with complete absorption the
    • activity, as he is also inclined to escape from her and
    • time, in his incomparable work,
    • thing since he had lifted a fragment of the past, which was a
    • Goethe had taken hold of human life. He had to, since his life
    • it were, to what had come about since the sixteenth century. In
    • personally convinces himself — as I may say with all modesty
    • upper jaw in which the incisors are rooted, but only a unitary
    • was certainly not materialistically inclined, and he had no
    • theater of world history. This must be included in his life and
    • and inclination, and at the same time, free of the sensible.
    • subject of discussion. But how much have we since acquired
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    • are due to the adoption of the principle, “After a thing,
    • principle altogether. Certain uncivilized people belonging to
    • youthful impressions according to the principle that, because
    • more than a child. His later inclination to art is thus glibly
    • incarnation worked with special force.
    • conception, people are often inclined to say that what Goethe
    • was profoundly inclined to occupy himself with super-sensible things.
    • Since an external expression of the life of these revolutionary
    • environment, and since he could not have written dramas as
    • in this incarnation.
    • on these gentlemen even by what Sophocles had to do to convince
    • little inclined the present world is really to arouse those
    • lazy truth and one that is itself asleep since it is nonsense.
    • non-working persons living on their private incomes who are
    • projected over into the next incarnation. Here experiences are
    • woven together that belong to the present incarnation and also
    • view of nature — I may say since 1879-80, and intensively
    • since 1885-86. During this time, I have arrived at the view
    • that when Goethe returns in another incarnation it will still
    • perfect in his views of nature in this incarnation. Many things
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    • on earth and include them in our deliberation of the molding of
    • outer world. This is their sole distinction. As you know, our
    • something quite different and must be kept quite distinct. In
    • however, and other relationships have been introduced since its
    • seemingly true that the organism is distinct from the external
    • the muddle-headed behavior by some people in our age, including
    • associated with the so-called instinctual behavior in animals.
    • that was published as early as 1866. Since
    • qualities that, along with instinctive behavior, have been
    • into consideration, you will no longer find incomprehensible
    • gradually been introduced since the nineteenth century, and a
    • post-Atlantean period made itself felt in an ever increasing
    • psychic-spiritual life with the spiritual world. Since we are
    • at night, and since this causes the development of an
    • write a Faust poem since you are experiencing the
    • astral body when we do not dream. But since Goethe not only
    • course, much more intimately bound up with the past since they
    • sentiments in the right way. Our judgments are incorrect
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    • instinctively; that is, when he received by inspiration the
    • — and this freedom will constantly increase — was not given
    • since the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. They would
    • increasingly become different in the future. But a sort of
    • since the fifteenth century would cause astonishment to those
    • undergone a tremendous transformation since the beginning of
    • increasingly important it will become to conceive of it as a
    • consist in the ever increasing differentiation and
    • is that men must increasingly lose interest, as we can readily
    • increasingly of men that they excel in special fields and
    • previous incarnations in a more complex way than was the case
    • since these potentialities were far simpler in earlier times.
    • in my profession because I am convinced this is the only one
    • that corresponds to my talents and inclinations that I have had
    • since childhood.” Yet, closer inspection of these cases would
    • observation of life. Today, a vocation is increasingly that to
    • detachment, vocational activity grows increasingly into
    • view of the future results from this: increasingly people are
    • conclusion from what has been said since the nature of the
    • the same principle is at the bottom of what has been said. When
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    • soul. Since, however, they are not yet willing to adjust to a
    • the depths of her soul this incident is still present. But in
    • her suppressed anxiety about the incident earlier in her life.
    • also include the demonic as part of the subconscious life of
    • illness in this incarnation, but also to be carried through the
    • incarnation in many respects — whereas his head is the result
    • connected especially with his preceding incarnations. When you
    • present thinking tends strongly to take its directions, since
    • karmic stream through various incarnations. What we experience
    • present incarnation. It is well that it is so because we should
    • be industrious in our present incarnation. But much that will
    • the experiences of our present incarnation — the incidents
    • included in his novel Auch Einer a clever little story that
    • a more comprehensive way, that is, including everything that is
    • influence even in the same incarnation in young people. Above
    • incarnation into the next. We have to do with a whole complex
    • of forces that project from one incarnation into another. Now
    • vocation of his preceding incarnation. Mistakes are often made
    • of his previous incarnation, and this would be detrimental to
    • the vocational karma of his previous incarnation. In other
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    • in the subconscious. Since people lack the courage to practice
    • inclination to pay attention to those who have tried to grasp
    • discovered and included in a supplement to one of his novels,
    • good and diligent worker whom they could use. Now, since he had
    • him and, since he was a clearheaded individual who saw through
    • thought of the convict since the trial, which people thought he
    • example of a man whose perception was incisive and who
    • most significant since it shows us that today whose who wish to
    • will increasingly come to the fore because they set important
    • here one stream of life, there a second, there a third, since
    • world symptomatically. This will become increasingly necessary;
    • way or another since it is impossible for people simply to live
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    • incarnations. People talk about heredity, but a correct opinion
    • birth naturally has an influence on a human being and includes
    • his previous incarnation.
    • impulses of the preceding incarnation are effective in far
    • the preceding incarnation. Note the difference. During the
    • previous incarnation, fructified by what has happened between
    • relationship to life. Since, however, human beings must become
    • increasingly conscious in life during our fifth post-Atlantean
    • development of the spirit of the time will become increasingly
    • important, and the human soul will have to become increasingly
    • which is still only a goal since it has come less clearly to
    • understanding since they were guided by divine spiritual
    • in everything connected with the real laws of life, since it is
    • their own ranks, are fully convinced that spiritual powers are
    • know by what principles they are being guided. Of course, there
    • reigned since ........................ 1910
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    • ruled since ............................ 1913
    • It is an ideal example and so that it may include present
    • 1840's on — in a sense, ever since her birth or childhood.
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    • theoretical way, since they are in the highest sense truths of
    • included all possible contempt he could muster against the
    • “Since you deigned to turn against me in such an obtrusive
    • medicine since he found that this discipline proceeded in an
    • son of an actual princely personality of that particular state.
    • many private lessons so that he had an excellent income. He
    • sufficiently so in his own mind, especially since he had to
    • somewhat more carefully since he was really a sort of child of
    • moreover, inclined with such special devotion and, as I may be
    • here is not sufficient, since I must sacrifice, upon the demand
    • release me from this obligation without ending my income; in
    • than an absolute prince. Yet I should not wish, after what I
    • a support for my life, if I should meet a great prince who
    • thought to place these things before my Prince and natural
    • service to a Prince or a great Lord, and to anyone dependent
    • and since your Grace wanted to know from me something about my
    • income here, I will tell you that the compensation for my
    • can in great part save, since I obtain a large supplementary
    • for money, since I know that it would be much more difficult
    • distinction than a certain amount of fame through my scientific
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    • our time really are, since it is not important if a man
    • come about by virtue of our correct or incorrect conception. As
    • incline is near that leads man downward because he is close to
    • speaking only of an angel, and incompletely at that. In the
    • final analysis, this incredible arrogance, which is often
    • inclination to materialism arises in the human soul. There is
    • expressed confession but the inclination of the feeling nature
    • archangels and instead, be inclined to always embrace a single
    • the case with man's inclination to a single angel, but here the
    • this social-egoistic inclination to an archangel, just as
    • brings down upon himself cosmically. A person disinclined to
    • future humanity will be convinced that much that man performs
    • since Christ is, of course, a Being higher than all the archai,
    • the name of the Christ since it is an absolute impossibility
    • of esoteric books even including those on Freemasonry — that
    • important incision occurred in this evolution at the time when
    • about that, since in ancient times the force lay in this
    • spoken since a certain domination was thus exercised over him
    • changed and it is necessary to pay attention to this. Since the
    • there. We know that since the time of the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • the path that leads to Christ, since it is obvious that each
    • argumentation since it is justifiable and must first be
    • since this Mystery of Golgotha occurred during the time of the
    • now a relatively short period of earthly time since we cannot
    • etheric world. Since this man had performed something lasting
    • archai, the spirits of time. Since this particular ancestor was
    • human beings. This was the period coinciding with the
    • of them.” This is an important principle in Christianity
    • enough not to be led out into the universe. Since all things
    • with archai, archangels and angels. But since they had not yet
    • them. But since the Mystery of Golgotha — not by reason of it
    • but since that time — everything has become quite different.
    • since we live after the Mystery of Golgotha, the human being in
    • hierarchies of the angels, archangels, and archai. Since he is
    • connection with certain inclinations and tendencies that he had
    • during his lifetime. However, since he developed his ego here
    • consciously to work on the perspective of his next incarnation
    • develop here through one's inclination toward relationships to
    • out? Humanity will be convinced that they are being driven out
    • as I might say, a darkling inclination. If there are some
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    • is working anywhere nowadays it will become increasingly
    • Egyptology, and are thought to hold incontestable concepts in
    • flock that everything in the world — including Czarism,
    • God too. Bolshevism is certainly sent man by God. Since
    • being incontestable belong to all that must be most
    • different incarnations, so the earth finds itself as Jupiter,
    • happens in air and water; look wherever you like, include
    • everything that can possibly be included in your external
    • the cosmos. Since the Mystery of Golgotha the time has come
    • increasingly only in man; and the men who were to come after
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    • whole of human life, including man's development between
    • it is organized as it is because certain formative principles
    • are particularly present in it that have remained there since
    • formative principles today projected into the earth-sphere,
    • old principles are always to be looked upon according to the
    • and where the principles of becoming earthly are mainly in
    • the luciferic; its formative principles are not yet complete
    • these formative principles will be working at their full
    • Venus, and make an incomplete picture of it in seed form, not
    • the human individuality as it progresses from incarnation to
    • incarnation. Then we have to say: what in this incarnation we
    • previous incarnation; what we now bear in us as breast-man is
    • really only related to our present incarnation; what we have
    • incarnation, is already related to our next incarnation. I
    • origin in your previous incarnation.
    • incarnation. In this map you would be able to read a great
    • deal of the karma of your next incarnation. This is of
    • drawing, what in the previous incarnation has already
    • what the man will do in his next incarnation. This is
    • remarkable patterns on which men's secret inclinations are
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    • Certain questions will increasingly
    • possible answer. All this arises because since the point of
    • otherwise since ancient times there has been a deadlock in
    • passing from one incarnation to the next. We see the plant
    • hands, legs, feet of your previous incarnation, and what you
    • your head of the next incarnation.
    • my next incarnation ... how then should my head be made out
    • incarnation.
    • ancient mysteries. Since the eighth pre-Christian century
    • since we go back — it is true a long way back — to
    • this indistinct concept still so loved today by the
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    • with over the decades since that time and have proved to be just as
    • end altogether incapable of thinking straight in social
    • seem uncommonly clever and convincing, when Carl Marx, for
    • inclined to do this and that; it is our chance for a
    • meets with an incident like the following, which I tell as an
    • and sincerity.
    • in a sufficient income to satisfy personal needs. And it
    • much these will bring in. Just like abstract principles,
    • principles are abstract; and, like them, it can be applied to
    • the ‘Utopians;’ and since these unpractical Utopians
    • will no longer be increasing the amount of unnecessary work;
    • output. He was convinced that in a few weeks there would
    • been produced by human labour power since 1914, in order that
    • any rate something “can be done.” And since I set
    • since the middle of the fifteenth century, to detach the
    • man's next incarnation. These people had been taught by
    • life. And since what takes place in economic life is only the
    • takes its cast from the spiritual life. And therefore, since
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    • with over the decades since that time and have proved to be just as
    • Since I was
    • let me say — I am convinced: with people, who are
    • feels the instinctive necessity of overcoming the sleepiness
    • principle ‘Wash my fur, but don't wet it by a single
    • persisting, in general principle, to decline everything which
    • all the while, the whole business is nonsense (including what
    • earlier date, have since been incapable of learning new
    • done by a bank, where economic activities are included, but
    • Government-architects, since one is talking here on the basis
    • to be totally incompetent, in fact a hopelessly impossible
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    • The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection
    • the soul. The human soul incessantly tells itself that within
    • movement into which all sorts of things are incorporated, such
    • more subtle distinctions in life.
    • pretty threadbare word. The whole of science, including the
    • instincts and inclinations, that it is as dear to us as a
    • increasingly toward his true self, especially in what he does
    • increasingly free. This is not a question of “either
    • gradually be overcome by a humanity that is increasingly
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    • The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection
    • views of history never convince us that the efforts he makes in
    • sort of convincing result. It is a struggle for a new view of
    • people are inclined to say that it is the same! The content,
    • way of looking at history that can offer any convincing
    • this respect too, one can say out of an historical instinct,
    • historical instinct. He did not know the basis for it, for it
    • instinctive feeling for this when he pointed out how closely
    • Karl Lamprecht can occasionally come about through instinct,
    • Lamprecht instinctively divined something I have already
    • understanding still operates in an instinctive way. In the
    • science of spirit we therefore distinguish the more instinctive
    • rational soul, where cleverness itself is still instinctive.
    • humanity. And we can grasp what has happened since that time
    • by taking into consideration how this instinctive
    • light of this instinctive kind of understanding. And we can
    • reality, for it does not work instinctively from within, but
    • 14th, 15th century instinctive willing and understanding
    • evolution of humanity. Since the 14th, 15th centuries the age
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    • The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection
    • how the effect was immediate and convincing, how the audience
    • convinced through this experience of our thinking that —
    • convince us more than any purely materialistic theorizing that
    • aim of the will exercises is to gain an increasing control in
    • Consciousness is fully present, including
    • since we have been able to think. It is rather like —
    • what rises up out of the will increasingly more concrete and
    • since people compromise themselves today when dealing with
    • human soul or a soul that has never incarnated in the physical
    • who is by no means averse to including the more marginal areas
    • of research in his work, commented that we have long since
    • what we can experience proves that the province of real
    • knowledge can be widened to include the spiritual world, and
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    • up. And in circles which are not inclined to make exact
    • distinctions, Anthroposophy is often reckoned among such
    • foundations, it had to develop — since it is
    • anthroposophical research we shall be principally concerned in
    • development of the soul's capacities in principle, and must
    • the fundamental principle, which makes clear the real
    • here describing in principle in a simple way demands in
    • principle from all pathological conditions, which can only be
    • principle, which cannot be emphasized enough, when
    • I have experienced in an increased measure my own I within the
    • being since birth.
    • describe the matter in principle.
    • will, a kind of sleep is included in our waking life.
    • through its instincts and impulses, its emotions and its entire
    • with the human being. And as I could describe in principle what
    • foundation for carrying out in practice the good principles
    • life as well, since the knowledge it achieves is concerned with
    • external way what is instinctive and natural in man and
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    • this attitude of mind, and today this is increasingly the case.
    • scientific way of thinking as a distinct and necessary inner
    • outlook and attitude, will affect increasingly wider circles of
    • present-day literature on this subject will increasingly find
    • after waking up we are able to incorporate ourselves into the
    • first beginnings — albeit instinctively with him because
    • principles.
    • instinctive presentiment.
    • albeit instinctively and not as a result of method, that man
    • use of sight, and which includes the whole life of the sense
    • world, including the human sense world, all this is really only
    • the same approach, but still instinctively, because the science
    • they spoke out of instinctive longing for a future science of
    • not possible to find the unifying form principle of the
    • Thus we see that Immanuel Hermann Fichte instinctively
    • materialism, they can be used for a particular province,
    • acceptance of this also was instinctively foreseen by the more
    • Eduard von Hartmann really pointed instinctively to what the
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    • or, better, those underlying principles of movement which it
    • in principle a complete plant in each single leaf, so that a
    • principle, an elaborated leaf, and each individual leaf is a
    • Art. So that if we turn what exists in principle and as Idea
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    • Incarnation of Lucifer and Ahriman, and has the title,
    • century, increased to the utmost conceivable extent. Of
    • specialisation of humanity a really dominant principle. We
    • absolutely incapable of managing its own Economic Life, of
    • man of to-day is only too inclined to wave these things aside
    • principle of utility comes into consideration.
    • unfortunately I do so with inclination. Therefore I reproach
    • also rejected the purely intellectual principle of authority,
    • reincarnated Greek; and we see how the first dawn of the
    • has happened since then, including Christianity itself, (even
    • only external to the world. But this principle of remaining
    • since that time is really non-existent for them.
    • Movement there existed a certain disinclination at first
    • things, and we may say there exists to-day two distinct
    • tendencies, which evoke in man a certain disinclination to
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    • incarnations. These successive incarnations bring him to a
    • can, as it were, develop in ourselves the instinct, the
    • death, we have a special inclination to give ourselves up to
    • instinct along into the time we pass before our physical
    • birth or conception. It is an instinct remaining to us from
    • remained to us that inclination which indeed does not express
    • itself as any very strong inclination inhumanity, but simply
    • inclination if, through our karma which we fulfill here
    • the Spiritual world we develop too little inclination to have
    • and death we develop too strong inclination on what surrounds
    • things increase in number more and more in our soul, we can
    • certain circumstances, in our next incarnation,unless we can
    • world, we can come in to an incarnation in which we cannot
    • those persons in their next incarnation will be exposed to
    • next incarnation to enter fully into the life on Earth; they
    • Earth, endeavour to find such instincts in man that his
    • appears the inclination in man which hinders him from
    • that he cannot in his next incarnation pass in the right way
    • keep humanity back from undergoing any future incarnations.
    • He wants to make man of such a nature in this incarnation
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    • convince themselves that this spiritual deepening, at least
    • people it is something entirely incomprehensible.
    • and positive way. Then I go into a hall where the' principal
    • Constantinople. Since then no catholic man of learning dare
    • separate spirit. Since then the scientists and philosophers
    • ordinary man's province to speak of soul and spirit; belongs
    • materialistic, since the religious denominations deprive it
    • will go on increasing in strength if the Churches do not lose
    • century of our era. Since then the evolution of man as a
    • more in accord with animal-instinct — so now he is
    • produce them of his own free will, he did so instinctively
    • formerly he was caused by his body to develop instinctively
    • our instincts. We have therefore to seek the means of finding
    • convinced of its being spoken out of the mood in which Christ
    • end of the nineteenth century, that since the last third of
    • for what man develops instinctively out of himself,
    • fact, isn't it, that these principles lie at the basis of
    • Anthroposophy as I represent it? With any other principle it
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    • incomprehensible.
    • only by first recognising them and then incorporating them
    • Church cut out the Spirit from the Creed. Since that lime it
    • be founded upon the same basic principles of knowledge as
    • the 15th century. But since that time the progressive
    • than he has to-day, he was more instinctive in an animal
    • this reason instinctive knowledge, perceptions, impulses of
    • these things in himself — it was a more instinctive
    • bringing him up to the point at which he has been since the
    • his instincts he was instigated as it were to develop towards
    • their concepts, but which transcend that which is instinctive
    • life is the repetition of earlier incarnations. To-day we
    • since the last third of the 19th century, it has become
    • I knew that that which man develops instinctively out of
    • but to indicate what must be inculcated into humanity at the
    • It is upon these principles that
    • absolutely and unceasingly true and sincere. And in order
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    • picture includes all that there is to be said about that
    • Space? It obviously does not include it all,,any more than
    • of observations. And you will realise since there is no
    • since the beginning of what is called the modern historical
    • increased every time he gets out of the train at some town
    • matter of fact, he moves together with it, since it is itself
    • attained in contradistinction to the earth and the
    • incorrect theories have made the illusions far greater than
    • all the contradictions. There is instinctive opposition
    • in the world. Certain methods and principles and standards
    • point, that is organic thinking in contradistinction to
    • science is terribly inconvenient! Spiritual science does not
    • inconvenient, but that is the reality. Men today like the
    • include an address about Anthroposophy because he considered
    • “We would rather be a province of the Allies before we
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    • mankind. Since the middle of the fifteenth century man has
    • since the middle of the fifteenth century.
    • existence. This has been the lot of mankind since the middle
    • We may ask: Why is it that since the middle of the fifteenth
    • Divine-Spiritual, the truly creative principles is
    • the Human-Divine principle now within his being will become
    • creative principle in our time — lives inside the bounds
    • an indication of the fact that since the middle of the
    • and greater seriousness since the middle of the fifteenth
    • to man by way of atavistic instinct. It must be reached
    • that in the spiritual life of to-day there is no inclination
    • his conception of the Divine must be a matter of instinct and
    • The instinct
    • that is to say, fundamental principles of education and of
    • according to the principles of Waldorf School education. To
    • sense, is the ‘tincture’ of all the senses. We
    • principles of life and action.
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    • reveal her secret feels an almost invincible antipathy
    • red room had something insincere about it and I shall go away
    • this, one thing cannot be denied. We cannot deny that since
    • any rational principle or any, never justifiable,
    • have spoken, we have as instinctive urge to free nature from
    • gesture that is always inciting imitation of itself, and then
    • about them; they will increasingly find expression through
    • we hasten towards the future this will increase very much. If
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    • distinct in itself. Architecture differs from music,
    • incomplete if this next step were not taken. Not only does a
    • colour of human flesh, which to sincere students has both
    • central point of the body coinciding with the line of
    • gravity — this coincidence is an intense and profound
    • architectonic principle. When the nerve current downwards
    • shall, like Morgenstern, be convinced that we must not remain
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    • time human beings are living through incarnations in which they can
    • times will come when their souls will be incarnated again and when knowledge
    • for souls incarnated upon the earth to know in what sense the being
    • will enable man to hold together certain of the inner principles and
    • of the metaporphosis of the body of the preceding incarnation. The body
    • of the present incarnation, that is to say, the body with the exclusion
    • of the head, will become the head of the next incarnation, after we
    • We can therefore picture man's progress through incarnation as follows:
    • into the head of the next incarnation. Once again he will receive the
    • body of the next incarnation from the Earth. The head disappears,
    • the head of the new incarnation. In our present incarnation we have,
    • incarnation. It is this basic idea which we have been considering in
    • incarnation? At the outset it is difficult to conceive of the body being
    • death—that is to say, the forces underlying the body in this incarnation,
    • next incarnation. This is the remarkable connection which becomes clear
    • to be transformed into the head of the next incarnation. You will say:
    • anything.’ And those who make this remark generally include themselves
    • body into the head of the next incarnation. And the most learned would
    • facing a grave danger. The danger would be that in their next incarnation
    • in appearance. This is bound to happen, when, in the previous incarnation,
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    • evolution, in man's passage from incarnation to incarnation
    • that he has diverged from the original instinctive good
    • eternal moral principles, he need only acquire these moral
    • principles and then he could go through life on a definite
    • journeyed from incarnation to incarnation, by his turning now
    • principles taught in these Mysteries. Aristotle makes a
    • old principle in the Mysteries which had been received by
    • anthroposophical standpoint, we hold this principle, then
    • developing the consciousness or spiritual soul [Since
    • himself, obstinately insisting on his own principles and
    • age of instinctive wisdom. You will perceive the truth of
    • divine spiritual powers, was instinctive wisdom.
    • which originally was instinctive, which was only spiritual,
    • when the wisdom instinctively implanted in humanity as a
    • what man once possessed as instinctive wisdom may now become
    • possessed this wisdom instinctively, whereas now we have
    • these flowed instinctively into man, but now we have to
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon, concerning reincarnation, and the
    • had instinctive wisdom from the gods, who gave him the wisdom
    • when a person says it is merely incorrect what he has said in
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    • meeting of two modern men incarnated in physical bodies. It
    • instinctive clairvoyance, and by means of this instinctive
    • may ask: Why should he? As a result of his instinctive
    • primeval man coincided with the waking state; it was a waking
    • regard to this distinction, assumed a character which
    • became ever increasingly significant for the earthly man; for
    • This increased more and more, especially for those who lived
    • includes all the beings who were connected with the
    • of higher worlds that He incarnate in an earthly body and pass
    • an old instinctive clairvoyance. And up to the 4th century A.D.
    • force since the 15th century, but it was already in preparation
    • possible to include the Mystery of Golgotha in human
    • which distinctly passes through death, a life in which
    • death signifies an incisive break, and in which, during the
    • interested in death. But since ye are compelled to be
    • When the last instinctive seers practiced Yoga they achieved
    • much, as long as it was assisted by an ancient instinctive
    • raised your faith is vain.” (I Cor. XV, 17). Since the
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  • Title: Christianity in the Evolutionary Course of Modern Mankind
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    • This lecture is number 2 of 11 in the lecture series: Principles
    • Dawson for the Antroposophic Press in 1944. It has since appeared as lecture 2 of 11 in GA109 Das Prinzip
    • der spirituellen Ökonomie, The Principles of Spiritual Economy
    • Anthroposophic Press, Inc. : New York
    • Copyright: Anthroposophic Press, Inc. 1944
    • reincarnation that, with further progress in the
    • questions of reincarnation, of re-embodiment.
    • Lemurian time, we find among the human beings then incarnated
    • reincarnations, re-embodiments, during the succeeding
    • incarnations, and still have long distances to travel in
    • rapidly, who, one might say, have utilized their incarnations
    • who have by no means gone through various incarnations
    • time and find it in a previous fleshly incarnation, trace it
    • farther back and find it again in another incarnation, and so
    • find it at all in any former fleshly incarnation; but if we do,
    • repeatedly, at intervals, and incarnate vicariously in a
    • Avatar. And this is the distinction
    • our earth at the beginning of our era, Who was incarnated
    • for three years in a body of flesh, and Who since that time has
    • once. They incarnate repeatedly, but they obtain for themselves
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    • this country. Since this is not possible for me, I must make the
    • occurrence can increase to another higher level whereby one
    • knowledge, of an increased memory that is not just more memory
    • space-body ever since we have been on earth as human beings.
    • distinct impression: When you want to see you have first to
    • world, since you actually get to know what may be called the
    • — not only out of instinct but with full awareness
    • While the instinct of love so acts that the
    • we have now, that has carried us since birth to this point of
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • it would sin against its own fundamental principle, which is
    • matured abilities and inclinations, it also contains seeds
    • held this winter will increasingly demonstrate that the time
    • increasingly be recognized that insightful knowledge is the
    • incapable of providing answers to spiritual questions. That
    • Alphonso XIII. She has had no inclination to deviate one iota
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • evil believes, or rather is convinced, that he will gain a
    • evaluation of the sagas and myths handed down since ancient
    • does instinctively when faced with an ensouled being, the
    • problems are bound to increase as time goes on. The great
    • category. This problem has become even more pressing since
    • more principles that are invisible to ordinary sight. Human
    • is the principle that calls inorganic matter into life and,
    • something called the “principle of life” into
    • recognized that the “I” is that principle in us
    • which in turn incorporate a system of nerves. The first
    • environment. The incorporation of the higher nervous system
    • cord); and finally the principle that individualizes the
    • humanity's principles, the ether, and astral bodies, have
    • principle, built up out of external lifeless substances, that
    • outer world. We have seen that the origin of blood coincides
    • Blood is the principle whereby “I-hood” is
    • built including everything inherited from ancestors. Just as
    • A person's consciousness comprises only his experiences since
    • absorbed by his blood. Incredible as it may seem to the
    • more encompassing, as it included not only his own life but
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    • that come under scrutiny. In all world views since ancient
    • appears as a testing, as an incentive to greater striving. In
    • and incorporated while bodily particles deteriorate; it is
    • forces of life. Life dissolves unless a new principle, that
    • of instinctive reflex movements, comparable to the human eye
    • instinctively closing itself against what might harm it. It
    • is when such instinctive reaction is not enough to protect
    • an instinctive feeling that what I have just explained is the
    • have an instinctive feeling for that mysterious connection
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    • strict tests. The guardian of the wisdom had to be convinced
    • increasingly flow into everyday life; we are at the beginning
    • mistakes of nature incapable of evolution. Just as love
    • instinctive on the previous planet, as love is instinctive
    • now. On the previous planet, a creative instinct of wisdom
    • ruled, as now a creative instinct of love. Thus, human beings
    • were formerly guided by instinctive wisdom; then it withdrew
    • to say that the world is imperfect or incomplete because it
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • ether body coincides with the physical body except for the
    • principles of education are required in the various life
    • the child had inclinations to steal. Questioning brought to
    • inclined to be too earnest and too quiet, it will benefit
    • instinct for what is good for it, as long as only the
    • However, if from early on this instinct is disregarded, it
    • fly.” Incidentally, in the idiom of children
    • the third requires rules of conduct, principles, and axioms.
    • of basic principles that help the teacher's task of
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    • aware of a definite, one might say instinctive, philosophic
    • theory. Every living being, at all levels including that of
    • endowed with its own inclinations, and its own impulses to
    • death are considered, a distinction must be made between
    • physical principle works on the physical organism, but only
    • wholly through the physical principle. However, to them must
    • first principle, whereas all the organs connected with
    • physical principle, but also by the ether or life body.
    • physical principle; the processes of digestion, propagation
    • and growth are sustained by the etheric principle. The astral
    • work the physical principle accomplishes on a person's
    • period, the physical principle works on the physical body,
    • till puberty it is mainly the etheric principle that works on
    • age of seven the physical principle is at work unfettered,
    • while the etheric and astral principles are still latent,
    • factors. These are not built up by his own principles, but
    • own physical principle, whose particular task is to build up
    • principle produces the second teeth, which are the hardest
    • the ether body, the principle of growth, is still latent.
    • physical principle has finished its work, the ether body is
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    • person's being as consisting of four distinct members:
    • include the whole of a human being's evolutionary descent. A
    • principles, but the teacher's profound psychological insight.
    • principles, but for what he or she is as a human being.
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • When the incarnation that will follow draws near, the human
    • incarnates, the stronger becomes his character and his moral
    • individual cannot through explanations convince the ill
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IX: Wisdom and Health
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    • used as an incentive for egoistical striving. It is often
    • all that person can do is talk glibly about reincarnation and
    • person experiences the hope, strength and incentive to action
    • following incident illustrates a common notion of what is
    • that one can draw it, including root, stem, leaves and fruit,
    • wisdom of a certain kind; their instincts are wise. However,
    • unconscious instincts, what is beneficial for it. Paracelsus
    • of imaginative knowledge is easiest to see in an incident
    • convinced they experienced a violent shock. All these effects
    • to themselves; no remonstration convinced them otherwise.
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • life. The tableau becomes indistinct and dissolves, but the
    • which there is no water. Instincts, cravings and passions are
    • and so does the incarnating individuality. If a person is to
    • incarnating individuality feels drawn to parents that can
    • The brain of a seven-year old may still be incomplete, but
    • principle, which is the principle of structure and form. The
    • principle is at work in the first seven years, and should be
    • up to someone who for him or her incorporates all that is
    • family circle, his gestures, that is, what is distinctly
    • former incarnations, begin to develop. Consequently, a true
    • principle of education demands that the educator should now,
    • organs should now become stronger and increase in size.
    • strength and increase of stature. The child should experience
    • physical principle did earlier on the physical body.
    • faces the world as a distinct individual. This gradual
    • imposed upon him, his inherent inclinations and talents are
    • inner inclinations and talents brought over from former
    • begin to wane. About the fiftieth year the physical principle
    • principle gradually unites with the etheric principle; what
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • existed in the Occident since the fourteenth century, and
    • One incident
    • still exists, and has done so since the fourteenth century.
    • of distortions through charlatanry, fraud, incomprehension
    • unless all inclination towards fantasy and illusion is
    • to enter spiritual realms. A person who is inclined to see
    • thoughts are like will-o-the-wisps so that no distinction is
    • sense-free. Today there are learned people, including
    • incurring severe punishment if broken, to ensure they were
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XII: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • strove, his whole life long, more honestly and sincerely to
    • honestly and sincerely pursues the path to higher knowledge.
    • Wagner has an instinctive feeling for this fact, and portrays
    • the egoism in art increased as human beings egoism
    • increased.
    • on their own are incapable of expressing things of deeper
    • can indeed be dramatized, but words are incapable of
    • to the time when natural instinctive love united human beings
    • lucid while egoism increased.
    • incorporated into his Parsifal. The Victor
    • reincarnation and karma in the Christian-Anthroposophical
    • Grail. At one time he meant to incorporate the idea into his
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • must observe if he is to attain the highest goal. A principle
    • differs in regard to incidentals, but all essentials were
    • “I.” The “I” will increase more and
    • “Before Abraham was, I was.” He incorporated that
    • incarnated? What description would be worthy of Hirn? Only
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    • and corrections could be included based of the notes by Meita Pyle-Waller
    • and corrections could be included based of the notes by Meita Pyle-Waller
    • Thanks to a donation by The e.Lib, Inc., this lecture has been
    • the new printing in 1984 additions and corrections could be included
    • which refused to bow down to the Church princes and Council
    • is incumbent upon me at this moment to
    • sincere and honest? In many cases we will find the answer is: Yes,
    • derogatory criticism. Those words characterize how the principle of
    • course of human development and the justification of such a principle
    • present is this: one was always convinced that opinions were never
    • with Rosicrucian principles.
    • Therefore the attempt must be made against all the principles of
    • years ago. It was not understood then, and since then hardly anyone
    • the individual, whom we have called Christian Rosenkreuz since
    • incarnations: Christian Rosenkreuz; and that this endowment shall be
    • serve as interpreter of the basic principles, which as such only
    • from older occult principles, and this deviation consists in the fact
    • spiritual world work can be done, the principle that not only all
    • the principles of becoming are taken into consideration.
    • be untrue at the same moment. Thus also today the principle is none
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    • concealed from him, and he beheld only appetites and instincts. But these
    • compose human history, there is included the conquest or labor by man's
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    • given at Dornach on June 17th 1922, and is included in Volume 212
    • given at Dornach on June 17th 1922, and is included in Volume 212
    • extremities, including the arms, which are also extremities,
    • the head — that is, principally the nervous-sensory
    • ruler is the human organism, which is will, instinct, passion,
    • because they think that he followed his instincts and passions,
    • instincts and passions.
    • is driven by his instincts and passions. Why? — Because
    • the spiritual behind these instincts and passions, he can only
    • see an instinct or a passion and nothing spiritual behind
    • them. Yet when an instinct or a passion rises up in man, evil
    • this or in that man, the SPIRIT lives behind this instinct or
    • instincts and passions. In the future this will be possible. It
    • instincts. When he has evil instincts, then Ahrimanic or
    • advancing the view that instincts and passions are the driving
    • passions, instincts and desires are ghostly spectres, which
    • namely the instincts, passions, etc, such as we see them
    • point of view attribute to man himself his instincts and
    • his own belief in human desires, instincts and impulses. He too
    • in the belief in the spectres of instincts and passions, which
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    • December 2nd 1906, and is included in Volume 97 of the Bibliographic
    • December 2nd 1906, and is included in Volume 97 of the Bibliographic
    • Also planets develop through different incarnations:
    • truly be the Incarnated Word. You can only experience this for
    • highest Spirit of the Earth had to incarnate in a physical
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    • December 31st 1915, and is included in Volume 165 of the Bibliographic
    • December 31st 1915, and is included in Volume 165 of the Bibliographic
    • instinct led the people, who had to fix the seasons of the
    • are therefore convinced that spiritual forces and influences
    • whole plant-consciousness are distinct and separate: throughout
    • add about 4000 years to the time which has passed since the
    • Eve which brings a new cosmic year. In future incarnations,
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    • remembrance. And if you happen to have a head which is very much inclined
    • present no rigid form can come about. Since, at present, it cannot become
    • 5, red). Since the blood vessels spread,you have the metabolic-limb
  • Title: Spiritual Relations in the Configuration of the Human Organism: Lecture II
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    • vegetable foods — since they were part of a living being in the
    • the ether body and fly around on earth as such angels. But since the
    • century the activity of the kidney was most important. Since then, the
    • standstill, becoming more and more irreligious and antireligious, since
    • itself only to the egotistic instincts of man for life after death.
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    • to the cosmos. One did this in such a way that one said: since this
    • lung is too much inclined towards the earth (blue) and because the forces
    • vibration to balance the different single incorrect vibrations. So one
    • proceed in such a way? One could do that, because one had a distinct
    • where little light enters, and how little children are inclined to rickets
    • to rely on the mere physical world, including the remaining human cultural
    • old principles and had only carried them over into the physical. In
    • man knew within himself: he had this light ether body. Now we must increasingly
    • question of looking at what the finished organ is, since it simply is
    • year. This is a famous sentence of Fichte and since Goethe at the time
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • happens in the world, including human action, is subject
    • contains all the numbers included in the right column. 2, 4, 6,
    • course, are convinced of the truth of their speculations, for
    • future I hope I can speak about this extinct part of human
    • December, including the fact that Easter is movable. A special
    • for if we have a cause for every effect, this includes
    • took place or not.” Indeed, people are so very inclined
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture II: The Legend of the Prague Clock
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    • of the luciferic principle in the governor who wanted to have
    • clockmaker, too, wanted to include ahrimanic and
    • perfection, this clock included something else as well. Apart
    • necessity. Ever since the fifteenth century people have
    • inclined to regard the appearance of Goethe and all he produced
    • comes to making it a principle of life, wouldn't it? Someone
    • followed up the matter of this clock and am convinced that
    • greatest inclination to ask about everything, “What was
    • incomprehensible gibberish, in the most atrocious rhyme
    • expound upon it. Famous men have this in common with Prince
    • incontinentia urinae poeticae, this diabetes
    • according to his instincts.
    • in other incarnations. Looking only at what I am saying to you
    • and your previous incarnations. If each one of you did not
    • incarnation. It depends on other things as well. If we say it
    • incomplete way if we examine it solely according to what it
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    • allowances, and the headmaster was convinced that the
    • had established in the past and wanted to incorporate them in
    • correct divine principle is expressed right at the beginning of
    • that it is good in order to continue creating. They incorporate
    • said, “By incorporating what I have gained through the
    • must hold very firmly to this distinction. Prediction as
    • that this principle applies to every process in the world. For
    • Thus it is inevitable that unless we include the sphere of the
    • living way. Even within this one incarnation, we can really
    • second person is inclined to be more of a hypochondriac,
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture IV: The Roman World and the Teutonic Tribes
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    • are very much inclined to look hastily for the most obvious
    • is past, including our own actions, belongs to the realm of
    • you think this over, you will make a distinction that we
    • actions. The fact that we do not make this distinction
    • immoral and bad. This distinction is an extraordinarily
    • perceives one's own eye because it is incorrectly constructed
    • distinction between what is successful and unsuccessful and
    • distinctly follow necessity. For we must distinguish between
    • itself at first of course merely in incomprehension. From
    • next incarnation according to this rhythm. He arranges it so
    • Someone bringing with him from earlier incarnations impulses of
    • incarnate at a time when there is a space to be filled. In many
    • educate. Now an average person has his educational principles.
    • us by our previous incarnation, by our karma. But if we do not
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • simple reflection can convince you that you cannot observe what
    • unconsciously. I refer to the assumption of a distinct will as
    • as much as possible to the feelings, drives, and instincts.
    • what will excite unmotivated instincts. This is how things
    • Dreaming and intoxication are the principal factors controlling
    • today's world view based on dream-science cannot include the
    • for people to remember previous incarnations? Yet for our
    • incarnation something will not want to come up, but will remain
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    • born in recent times, since 1912–13, say, come from
    • are setting about their return into incarnation in an earthly
    • call up the inclination on earth to wipe out this old
    • incomprehensible language. Probing further into this
    • this is because since the middle of the fifteenth century, at
    • nebulous, as it might in the case of some principle. When you
    • discarnate souls, must become increasingly closer, because
    • incomprehensible to the dead.
    • a principle—“I take a certain standpoint on
    • principle”—you have for the dead called up to
    • specters, first the “principle”, were generally
    • no one now thinks of a principal at something concrete,
    • principally into activity, then till the fourteenth year the
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    • consciousness soul this becomes increasingly individual.
    • now we, as earthly men, have developed a certain inclination
    • unhealthily, the principles of rights gradually accepted as
    • were developed a very distinctive way of life. In the future
    • give the folk genius principally the conceptions of rights
    • incarnation menu usually remain bound only to a certain
    • of no distinction. What originally pulses from one's
    • of the imaginative from speech, because since languages have
    • can indeed say a good deal against this: since so many do not
    • whole of nature as today the animals instinctively possess.
    • increasingly arise what sets up even the economic life that
    • people are inclined really to learn from the events;; how
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    • arising in this way we may include the belief that Spiritual Science
    • date today since it was written when the so-called war was still in full
    • increased by the world war. What corresponds to the German races who
    • will be increased the longer the world war lasts.”
    • date. The danger has not diminished, but since all his arguments were
    • Church whether he was inclined to the belief that the old conceptions
    • training on this decisive, fundamentally decisive, point, the distinction
    • Revision of Logics and I think he must have been writing it ever since,
    • gone on for fifteen years since when eighteen, nineteen years have passed;
    • my dear friends, for in a certain way it is convincing for anyone who
    • We have that advantage over the animal. The sureness of instinct possessed
    • animal has no need of the capacity, since it has abstract concepts to
    • men are absolutely dominated by what I might call an instinctive bias
    • way as men do. When a man takes his dog for a walk he instinctively
    • of examples to show you in this direction how men from pure instinct
    • thinking back to the most elementary, the most instinctive perception
    • which we have often described by saying that, since the fifteenth century,
    • lasts, mankind in one incarnation or another will have to pass the Guardian
    • he is in reality distinct from the animal because his senses are flooded
    • of life. Science will become increasingly abstract and man in his social
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    • seen that in this state, God is the principal agent.
    • the soul of itself does nothing further. Thereby God becomes the principal
    • felt incapable of observing things outwardly and of setting the imaginative
    • limited conception, but it is possible that they are sincere. The majority,
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    • to look for a new relation to external nature since the old means to
    • for men on earth. Up to the fifteenth century, and, since things do
    • in the time since the fifteenth century, that man stands within his
    • He conceives in a ghostly way and wills incompletely. What man is in
    • at all of immortal life can enter, and that since it lives in images
    • about immortal life. It in for this reason that, since the fifteenth
    • my death, including the images of my self, I should be just as stupid
    • to have been really of much less use and much more dried up since the
    • are not always the least sincere; the insincere ones are those who read
    • weary desire, to go on thinking incoherently. Just recently I have drawn
    • friends! For the difference between the sincere presentation of the
    • oneself one says. Then they would be happy. But this fine distinction
    • must be noticed; it is a fine distinction although a tremendously far-reaching
    • one; there is a far reaching and important distinction between the one
    • self-examination, will the distinction be discovered. The distinction
    • since the world has this dual form of expression.
    • and were seeking in all sincerity away into Spiritual Science, into
    • publishing them! But men are not in inclined to accept them; they are
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    • will become increasingly so for all men, to learn to understand the
    • increase in the intensity of consciousness, but when we keep in mind
    • dreamless sleep, then our consciousness is so inconsiderable that we
    • of the spiritual world are incomprehensible; we must, however, make
    • out of instinct. It is no wonder that as in the forming of conceptions
    • the intellect is most easily lulled to sleep, the most chaotic instincts
    • Science, that is to say, the science of the superphysical, since all
    • be said to be practised only instinctively, that is, to meet other men
    • today instinctively, but must become conscious that the development
    • today are largely materialistic in their instincts, which is a more
    • since resulted in quite definite trends of feeling and attitudes of
    • such, there rules the proposition, there rules the principle, that man
    • he may not generally admit it, is always at heart convinced that man
    • since they do not have the thing, because, what Europeans believe to
    • pleasant since it does not ask so much of one?
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    • here, will bring with it an essential increase in man's understanding
    • out to you that knowledge at the present time, when sincere, cannot
    • of time, in a little mentioned province of the world-wide Roman Empire,
    • in human evolution. Neither has it since been reached again nor was
    • are indeed in their magnificence, in their incomparable greatness, taken
    • God who can be contemplated in nature. And Goethe is sincere to the
    • all sincerity. To agree with the conception of God given him by a priest
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    • than that of today. They were more instinctive beings. And the men of
    • this instinctive nature would never have been able to find their way
    • then proclaim to the others who led a more instinctive life the truths
    • of man there had taken place something intellectually incomprehensible,
    • to the progress of man. For it is incomprehensible to the human intellect
    • in the physical course of earthly evolution that is incomprehensible
    • in question, but incomprehensible to the intellect that is applied to
    • age is pre-eminently development of the intellect—the more incomprehensible
    • to understand something apparently incomprehensible precisely for the
    • inclination mankind has today for forming unprejudiced judgment on this
    • established in the course of recent decades, since the year 1867; let
    • is only the first part of an incomplete trilogy, or the fact that in
    • his soul, then we have a frail, brittle work everywhere incomplete in
    • day there were a number of interpretations of this fairy tale and since
    • the knot of this fairy tale untied itself for me. And I have never since
    • feeling that in this very incompletion there lies something that must
    • little known province of the Roman Empire with the man Jesus of Nazareth,
    • have sought to set up on this hill bear testimony to the sincerity of
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    • impressions, our feeling-world, a certain inclination, we could
    • worlds as distinct areas through which we move between death
    • contains beings who, if we dare say so, are incorporated in the
    • blood. The distinction of these described beings is namely that
    • beings which are incorporated on the astral plane. These
    • themselves in a distinct manner through the astral body. If
    • distinctions of good and bad can't be applied. The concept of
    • leaves and no flowers because the principle of the ether body
    • principle working. At the top, where the bony skull capsule
    • appears, here the astral has the upper hand. The principle of
    • repetition is the principle of the etheric, and the principle
    • incomprehensible when we can't research this with clairvoyant
    • basis of the clairvoyant consciousness since way back; either
    • through direct experience but, he or she has a distinct feeling
    • feelings tend towards an inclination, then towards reluctance,
    • will recognise principally two nuances of feeling expressed in
    • one of the principal sensations we have when we are in the
    • world become ever clearer and more distinct to observation and
    • to work towards his next incarnation. Slowly he builds up the
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    • such a reference of the poet to his work begs incompletion. One
    • itself. One goes along with the idea of being convinced,
    • depth of the soul world is only partly incorporated in these
    • to the so-called intermixing of instinct, of a kind of willing
    • did not manage to make a clear distinction between the
    • together in a bond, equally including what Faust brought from
    • knowledge. Faust had to, through that which incorporates an
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    • correctly, can include the most High within anthroposophic
    • dangerous. Incorrectly understood self-knowledge tends to
    • an incorrect channel. This is correct throughout. We always
    • individuality which has gone from one incarnation to the next
    • and which will repeat future incarnations, how would it have
    • in the present human cycle in both bodies, including the
    • incorporated into a physical body. Seen from outside in a
    • particular place, makes the mass of our aura distinctly
    • around us, how it becomes inclusive in relation to the physical
    • the fact that now and then this incarnation must be renounced
    • hereditary stream but which continues from one incarnation to
    • experiences of the soul, through incarnations. Our experiences
    • moral principal. It is actually like this, with anthroposophic
    • you in the world by including knowledge of the higher worlds
    • according to our own will forces, include these inner
    • reincarnation and karma. For the highest self-knowledge we must
    • obtain this increasingly, the more they attain self-knowledge.
    • experiences, but not regularization principles, not claims of
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    • megfelelően be kell vallanom, hogy egyelőre úgy látszik, nincs
    • sincs a szellemi világra vonatkozó gondolatunk, hanem éppen
    • nincsenek spirituális gondolatok, a halott nem tud felesége
    • Egyik barátunk és felesége is nem régen – talán egy éve sincs -
    • valamit, amiről az embernek nincs helyes elképzelése. Erről
    • Leonardo da Vinciről, a festőről, vagyis inkább arról, hogy
    • lélekkel, akinek kapcsolata van Leonardo da Vincivel és
    • lélek azt mondta: Leonardo da Vinci lelke eddig jóindulatúan
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    • case the thought element, the intellectual, is principally developed.
    • circle complete, covered with hemispheres equally incomplete, expresses
    • a picture of the principal entrance. Kindly observe you begin by entering
    • principles of metamorphosis, so that the one always grows forth as a
    • the principal entrance. If you can feel it in its forms, you will feel
    • which you can distinctly see here to the South. The motives of the windows
    • they develop out of that one over the principal Entrance in the same
    • way as, according to Goethe's principle of Metamorphosis, the different
    • if we really inwardly and intuitively grasp the principle of metamorphosis.
    • view of the Principal Entrance.
    • 7. The next picture. Principal
    • and left of the Principal Entrance you can see that the attempt has
    • same principle — like that same principle which causes the cheek
    • go in at the principal entrance of the substructure, you will see the
    • of the North side. In the part between the principal entrance and the
    • one wing, you can see the motive of the principal entrance in metamorphosis.
    • the principal entrance the motive meets you, whereas here you pass it
    • is the motive of the principal entrance.
    • motive over the principal entrance, only in an organic growth it is
    • principal entrance. Of course, you must bear in mind that whatever you
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    • of the organism. You can see that everything that is included within
    • included in the Building itself is in organic union with its spiritual
    • grown out of the architecture. That is the fundamental principle upon
    • again change this form according to law and also according to the principle
    • you might be inclined to say that this is more simple than the previous
    • that VT identify ourselves with the real principle of evolution in nature
    • to explain to you this principle of evolution. Granted we had to follow
    • relationship (or connection) in which you come with the living principle
    • the origin of the principle of evolution and the power of evolution.
    • is actually included in it and so you feel that out of the complicated
    • that I have often pointed out If we follow the principles of evolution
    • simpler form, but simpler according to the principle of that which I
    • of forms demands, we grow into the creative principle of nature herself.
    • Building the principle that lives and works creatively in nature can
    • and it is from this sleep that our principle misfortunes come. That
    • form an enclosure. The Art principle in these walls is that they roll
    • have only to imagine the principle of growth transforming this pillar
    • you will see that in the forms of this architrave is included —
    • If you were to ask me upon what principle this building is designed,
    • I can only say it is fashioned in accordance with the creative principle
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    • we see that this fundamental principle to draw forth all that is pictorial
    • conception must be sought; another principle, another way of artistic
    • with the ordinary comprehension of the three world principles. This
    • seeking few men as yet are conscious. Since the 15th century we have
    • seeking of these principles an incentive to what makes man free but
    • when this initiation-principle, now at the very beginning of its growth
    • on the left of the principal figure? That it not the question of an
    • distinct. You see here above, the one inspiring, you can recognise him
    • which is here very indistinct. It is, of course, difficult to reproduce
    • principle of Initiation, which also had developed out of the primeval
    • Persian principle of Initiation, and is the Germanic principle of Initiation.
    • on to the next picture we have the Germanic principle of Initiation.
    • This Germanic-Persian principle of Initiation is founded on a dualism,
    • in recognising the principle of man's effort to seek the balance between
    • very figure, which is inspired by the Ahrimanic-Luciferic principle
    • the inspiration of the dual principle, could not be endured, it would
    • drying-up a principle of he appeared for instance in his full nature.
    • principles fully if you see them in connection. If you simply look at
    • to express in a figure standing under the influence of this dual principle.
    • in temperament, in character and the joyous inclination towards that
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    • significant and suggestive incision into the whole course of
    • the principle prevailed that he who healed diseases was
    • down into the life of the ordinary instincts, and these
    • towards the divine spiritual, and his instincts growling at
    • tincture of this blood delights marvelously in the
    • tincture of the Lion's, for the two kinds of blood are
    • here, he strives to discover a tincture that can arouse an
    • for him because in the new age, his impulses, his instincts,
    • since the 14th, 15th, centuries that his impulses have been
    • instincts in human society, worse instincts than those
    • with the most unruly instincts, to realize what nature
    • someday encircle the globe? It is not so very long since
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    • An incident
    • though since that time, I have not gone so deeply into what
    • tried to convince his hearers that Freemasonry was a very
    • his astral body, certain inclinations and affinities
    • naturally he is perfectly conscious of it since he is not
    • naturally, since it is solid, cannot take on the physical
    • instincts):
    • witch souls, for they are three hundred years behind. Since
    • for he really can see, since he suffers from visions. Such
    • sense-instinct into what it should really be for him.
    • respect false. His own base instincts giving colour to the
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    • Bruno, or on the Divine and Natural Principle of Things, and
    • principles, yet we can say that he was a spiritual dwelling
    • lives in the progress of good in world-evolution may incline
    • remarkable how deeply Goethe, in his instinctive way, goes
    • living mechanisms, he had produced. They have since pursued
    • coincidence, but only coincidence, at the time Goethe was
    • one-sided cultivation of the principles of Christianity leads
    • a previous incarnation and is formed, as I have explained in
    • since the days of Goethe, the abstraction of all endeavour
    • and expanding to a vast area, since at this moment for the
    • everything as a mechanism; and to be incapableof forming any
    • discover the dot over the i in his parchment. But since that
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    • creature, his incarnation. You must picture a certain process
    • the mother-principle, before the union of the male and female
    • incarnation into a physical body and ends with physical
    • Since the
    • space. Since we live in space, spatial images must be used
    • forces of growth and of increase. This was one of the
    • of the smoke of the incense and the appropriate accompanying
    • has been developing since the sixteenth century, the devil
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    • acquainted with the more subtle distinctions of occult
    • relationship to Helena: inclination —
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    • are destructive. We have described, how since the last third
    • the abstract emphasis that is laid on the principle of
    • principle, is among those endeavours which we must attribute
    • would become his father's murderer and live in incest with
    • working of the Dark Powers since the, last third of the
    • Illusion. Yet since the fifth post-Atlantean epoch began,
    • will appear increasingly in this form: — Human beings
    • take some attitude towards it. Since, after all, this Power
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    • Since, however, on account of illness, the performance is not
    • been watching, with ever increasing admiration, the nature
    • Since, however, you were born as a Northerner, you have
    • Last-spur of Pincus, far extending.
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    • further, and then we shall come increasingly near to the
    • distinction between those ideas that surge to and fro,
    • experiences. That is a process often not very distinct from
    • a most important distinction between ordinary dreams and
    • distinctly how, in Anaxagoras, Goethe was wishing to portray
    • man. We know the man of the head; this man of the head, since
    • in abstract concepts, men seek a world-outlook inclining more
    • “Since so much of our experience
    • yea, deeper than the day e'er dreamed”. And since
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    • explanation of nature? bince the eighties of the last century
    • when it comes to art. This increasingly disturbed Goethe and
    • incited him at least to look into what happens in the
    • used to express their visible effects. The same principle
    • instinct for what did not originate in immediate reality, and
    • so little inclined towards the spiritual, and, although
    • which had been working in him since his childhood. It was
    • the matter today? since about the 16th century very strong
    • distinct feelings have been developed in be subconscious —
    • increasingly capable of living not only with those who
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    • increasing, so that in old age it is possible for us to know
    • was convinced that his idea of human immortality was a legacy
    • incarnating soul a man arises, a man comes to birth. In the
    • from one incarnation to another, from one earth-life to
    • conformity with all that man has since won for himself, to
    • For instance, man consists of seven principles — I once
    • explaining Hamlet by attributing to him the principle of
    • to no effect. Now Nereus, since he is not hampered by a
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    • will increasingly be for future human evolution — what
    • rays of the sun, something similar, yet distinct, is living
    • which, from one incarnation, from one earth-life to another,
    • previous incarnation; and what is my present body will be,
    • incarnation, it becomes my next head. This is the crown of
    • if you let Goethe's book on Winckelmann work upon you, you
    • destiny (we are distinctly told the sailor lads have been
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    • germinate men's desires arising out of the life of instinct.
    • and thirst and other instincts; and there is then a rising
    • scale from instinct up to the purest spiritual ideals. In all
    • these impulses, from grossest instincts up to spiritual
    • themselves and will continue to do so increasingly so long as
    • the principles of the past prevail. These evils are rooted
    • simply according to the principle of this duality. He is a
    • we are increasingly expanding.
    • companionable, as incipient good-will and social behaviour,
    • to the principle of evil. Mad man developed according to
    • friends, reincarnation can also be regarded from the moral
    • develop the most terrible fighting instincts. These fighting
    • instincts rest on the foundation of the human soul; they are
    • what, in the present incarnation, you evolve out of the lower
    • to shed over the whole incident the inner repose of the human
    • has since sunk yet deeper into the slough. We assume then
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    • spirit may not become a person inclined to fantasy nor a
    • practicing of many details. Here only the principle shall be
    • usually has no inclination at all to live in the outer world,
    • is the case, of this one can convince oneself in daily life. I
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    • mineral kingdom; they were images in distinct physical-mineral
    • Initiates in lofty service. They were incapable of abusing
    • lexicographic translations give the most inconceivable
    • “Don't seek to find an incorrect imagination of Me,
    • has brought something from previous incarnations which has
    • in the flesh, an incarnated God, they must first learn to grasp
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    • incorrect objection if we believe Anthroposophy has no meaning.
    • increasingly be spread over the earth. That isn't the case, but
    • only found in the sun, since then can be found in the astral
    • saw the living Christ, who since the Event of Golgotha had
    • the principals of this world, as we call them in the Bible.
    • and stimulate evil instincts, through which in an alternate
    • heart and say his individual karma is included here, the single
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    • approached from the theosophical point of view, since from one
    • scene coincided with a time in which it was an easy thing for
    • and again told us how distinctly the mind of his great teacher
    • which acts as the organising principle in these living
    • development of mental life. Anyone who may be inclined to think
    • have been deemed incontestably established.
    • materialistically inclined that these discoveries became
    • thinker inclining to materialism approached these
    • from the higher animals. But since that day scientific thought
    • means of help, since these two parts of his being have never
    • from the simplest and most incomplete up to the
    • what is extinct, of which only the last remains may now be
    • whole period stretching from the days of Leonardo da Vinci to
    • therefore investigate the remains of Leonardo da Vinci
    • form of Leonardo da Vinci there was some “gaseous
    • man. Man awake, on the contrary, is incomprehensible to the
    • as can accomplish this, visions of a quite distinctive
    • applies occult methods of investigation this incapacity ceases,
    • experiences during sleep, since the inner self has as yet no
    • incomprehensible, and every discussion touching that
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    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • reincarnation and karma, and the tasks of the Anthroposophical Society
    • special destiny; to bring to the West a knowledge of reincarnation and
    • reincarnation and karma, and the tasks of the Anthroposophical Society
    • Since the age of the intellect is with us today, we can
    • etheric body slowly increasing in magnitude. He sees how his
    • become vaguer and vaguer. People would increasingly have fixed
    • to the earth, but not as individuals distinct from the earth.
    • indistinctly.
    • every weapon of sharp incisive thought the doctrine of
    • there, — would like to convince man that a universal life
    • emphasis on the individual principle.
    • narrowed soul has carried untrue, imperfect, inconsistent
    • historic ones taking into account the concept of reincarnation
    • contents from their former incarnations. They gave it an
    • since the our Christmas Conference impulse, that we in the
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    • In the years that have passed since we were last together, you
    • was a kind of madness, and since then matters have not greatly
    • to lie fallow in the culture which has been developing since the
    • heights of culture to which the West has risen since the middle of the
    • structure, but the essential principle, namely its form, is
    • principle so far as physical man is concerned. Now when we embark upon
    • the instinctive — clairvoyance of olden times — once again
    • remain intact. These are the constellations which in the instinctive
    • times when there was instinctive knowledge of these things: huntsman,
    • principle of life itself in us — that is through the forces of
    • the scientific view of the world since the middle of last century has
    • connection with the universe beyond the Earth and incorporates its
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    • towards self-extinction, and some in which strong, intense organic
    • Earth loving his language merely out of instinct and lower impulses.
    • automatically, and out of passions and instincts express love for our
    • into his language more automatically, when through his instincts and
    • nowadays manifest such obvious forces of decline; instincts and lower
    • at the second meeting with the Archangels, are incorporated into us as
    • already in their last incarnation were too materialistic, that
    • Divine-Spiritual, opening the way for instincts, impulses and
    • to that living principle in man which must continue beyond all epochs
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    • world in some incarnation, his link with his nation, for example, is
    • in the new incarnation through intercourse with the outer world are
    • teachers we are incapable of helping the child to think
    • previous incarnations he could have brought to expression. If,
    • principles; concrete, individual conditions prevail everywhere
    • general principles. These abstract principles are often perfectly
    • so easygoing and slack that he is content with general principles. He
    • difference in the way in which since 1914, let us say, you thought
    • realise that it is only since the beginning of the present epoch that
    • In those days human beings who were inspired in an instinctive way
    • were held in high esteem. These were times which had long since passed
    • Christian era had long since vanished in the South. But it is a
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    • industry, from father to son, ever since the period of the Thirty
    • Thus with inward fire and animation, which increased as he went on,
    • 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
    • an inward activity. This Ego cannot be deprived of its being, since
    • Fichte was aware — inevitably, since he sought to lead the minds
    • what unusual broad-mindedness this German prince must then have
    • “They (Fichte is referring to the European princes, including those of
    • article which incurred from a certain quarter a charge of
    • course a fair audience which steadily increased, and similarly in
    • according to principles which are really self-evident and which
    • such as this, attended by hundreds, whose numbers used to increase
    • the back of all these difficulties we find a deep-seated incapacity
    • been the custom at Erlangen since its foundation, in the whole of
    • Since he himself dwelt within the spiritual world, it was possible
    • theoretical champion of the principles he professed when he said:
    • proved at a later date at Berlin by the following incident. One day
    • moment Fichte had been convinced that it was his son. He did what he
    • his view, this selfishness was incarnate. During all this period
    • minds, said Fichte, have forgotten the moral principles which must pervade
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    • could still be sensed quite distinctly in certain farming villages as
    • example, in the “four principle rules”, found in those
    • being, including his mind and morals, must be cleansed and purified,
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    • IS MORE than a year since I was able to speak here about those
    • onward, the human soul will feel increasingly that these things
    • refreshment of something in him which, ever since they gained
    • inclined to approach it from the start with this feeling of holiness
    • that at first is incomprehensible, and they require Arjuna not to
    • be of increasing and special significance in our own time.
    • far away, altogether unrelated to his soul. We can distinctly feel
    • foreign and incomprehensible to them. In truth a wondrous picture,
    • Arjuna shows no inclination, needing Krishna to tame him down to
    • transformations and incarnations in the search for life in external
    • attention to the incomparable art with which Krishna is pictured in
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    • up in ever-increasing wonder to the sign that meets us in the
    • a humble place in life and as if by natural instinct feel this
    • incarnation to incarnation. It is eternal. This deepest being of man
    • incarnation to incarnation — this stated in abstract and
    • reincarnation, but as Krishna taught it, as a general and abstract
    • logical thinking has only existed since the period that followed
    • to be, since you imagined that the ideas had come into your soul from
    • discourses with ever-increasing dramatic impulse, coming at length to
    • consciousness to a higher state of consciousness, which includes not
    • passes from one incarnation to the next. The soul wakens to know
    • incarnation to another in the earth's evolution. That is the third
    • incarnation to incarnation on the earth.
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    • incarnation. One who follows such indications as are given in my book
    • distinct, and it happens in the following way.
    • this incarnation with an imperfection in our soul. We felt it deeply,
    • the horizon of this incarnation, it feels one thing only to be
    • was aware of an imperfection that has been in my soul since birth. If
    • that must ruin the ancient holy caste-distinctions and the service to
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    • Man instinctively feels
    • power, by means of which there arises in the soul the instinctive
    • meaningless, unreal, if the whole of existence were included between
    • space. We can easily convince ourselves of this fact. When a ray of
    • light-air. He imagines that he sees the different incarnations of
    • must be included which come from the evil beings. There is great
    • is sentimentality. Bravely and unflinchingly we must approach the
    • since passed. We experienced them long before we met them with our
    • distinctly have the feeling that when we gained them we were in an
    • finding nothing at all about the previous incarnations of some person
    • you wanted to investigate the earlier incarnations of Robespierre.
    • have been his previous incarnations. In that way you never can
    • Also, the occult principles of
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    • process. Since it is to the destructive process that we owe our
    • shall see how, in all directions since the last third of the
    • repeated incarnations. Thus a new age is beginning, the age of
    • edition came out last year. In it a perfectly sincere person attacks
    • this is contrary to the child's nature, since he himself has observed
    • no religious ideas. Therefore it is unnatural to inculcate these
    • admit it is the same since they found it so profound in the first
    • do today. They lived more of an instinctive life in their souls. From
    • incarnations into higher ones. It was a mighty driving force in the
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    • the same teaching after all.” Certainly, that is not incorrect
    • statement is not incorrect, it may be nonsense from the standpoint of
    • its beauty and greatness were increased a hundred times.” These
    • when he poured into Arjuna’s ears the most powerful, incisive,
    • way. It ought not to be necessary to say all this since the
    • discourses. This same dramatic impulse increases from one discourse
    • to this increase of force and feeling. There are eighteen discourses,
    • increasing current of feeling and idea. First, immortality is the
    • abstractly for the present, we see how a continually increasing
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    • distinctions, touching only the surface of things. Suppose it gains
    • until the time of puberty. Since the forces that manifest themselves
    • So it has been since
    • since. Man then entered a kind of lower nature.
    • souls for birth and death in successive incarnations, and it could
    • incarnation takes place. This soul actually incarnated in the body of
    • incarnation of that same soul that had never before lived in a human
    • the Krishna impulse signifies incarnated in the body of the Luke
    • that had passed through many incarnations and reached its eminence by
    • course of earthly incarnations. We understand that this soul could
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    • tamas. Since man is in the condition of sattwa, not of tamas, which
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    • perceive that since the time when it arose those concepts have
    • smell. For our present incarnation we could not properly call that
    • self-consciousness that began with Krishna went on and on, increasing
    • development, this increase of self-consciousness and estrangement
    • profound than if one were to say, “Why make any distinctions?
    • everywhere we find the same principles. In each case there is a
    • current in man's spiritual history. This is a bit inconvenient
    • of these ideas are inconvenient. It is the sad fate of that movement
    • we call anthroposophy, that it produces inconvenient results for many
    • Anthroposophic Press, Inc.] It has not been easy, because we
    • to wait for the incarnation of a Savior who is predestined, whom they
    • since it comprises the present, the past, and the primal past, in
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    • Initiates in the higher worlds. The principles of Initiation change in
    • through them because in every incarnation we experience something
    • incarnations. In most cases the appearance of the external world has
    • the principle of Initiation must also change in the successive epochs
    • of humanity. In our own time the principle of Initiation has already
    • to set out publicly the principles of Initiation as far as has been
    • described in this book can go very far in relation to the principle of
    • all the principles that should be observed in looking after it. Well,
    • incredible shock. One must prepare oneself, then, by an ever-repeated
    • was to be incarnated in the course of human evolution and had to work
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    • might say, according to the sympathies of Darwinistically-inclined
    • world also has an influence. Certainly some people are incredulous
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    • that in earlier incarnations your own soul took part in what these men
    • since past. Then in those remote ages this soul would have been an
    • of it all? I know nothing about that being who passes from incarnation
    • to incarnation! I know solely about those beings who in each new
    • incarnation build up sheaths out of the Cosmos, but they build only
    • of you that goes from one incarnation to another, and on your astral
    • approaches his birth into a new incarnation, and seeks nation, family
    • this Being lie the forces which bring the soul from one incarnation to
    • has been born from Him since primordial times — always, and this
    • ever since primordial times, a being has always been born; but now the
    • incarnation to incarnation and are no longer mortal. For an
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    • relation to the Mystery-principles of ancient times, the Eastern and
    • incarnations, the ego and the astral body.
    • But since we have become accustomed to bring in pictures as a help in
    • post-Christian renewal of the principle of the ancient Mysteries.
    • humanity, in order to bring this evolution forward, must include a
    • soul-principle which is specially connected with that epoch. The
    • principal Knights. The others represented the starry host; into them
    • souls living and embodied to-day were also incarnated in the
    • Calabria. From there were carried out the incursions of the enemy of
    • fourth post-Atlantean period this soul-principle was not yet as inward
    • disciple of philosophy; then, between this Greek incarnation and the
    • one as Goethe, there comes an incarnation (probably only one) which I
    • how a soul who in former incarnations could rule the entire man can be
    • soul-principles in modern man is presented in a threefold legendary
    • since olden times, as though a present-day Western man had to go
    • all-too-human”. Persons who in earlier incarnations showed no
    • harmony between the outer and the inner, may enter fresh incarnations
    • incarnations will not feel confused in face of this disharmony. For in
    • proportion as these things increase, the human faculty of judgment
    • grows also, so that the old principle of authority comes to an end.
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  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture I: The Birth of the Intellect and the Mission of Christianity
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    • different elements and principles of man's being to unfold and
    • What are these principles?
    • properly speaking, the vital principle within him. He has this etheric
    • body in common with the plants. This principle engenders the process
    • Finally, there is a principle in man which cannot be spoken of as a
    • I.” This principle is addressed by others as ‘thou,’ or
    • universe. By virtue of this inexpressible, incommunicable self, man
    • above all creation. And only through this principle can he commune
    • These principles of man's being were laid down in remote ages of his
    • which are included in ordinary speech under the name of
    • This Love was the fundamental principle of Rosicrucian thought but it
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    • The physical world is the expression of wisdom incarnate, divine
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    • Before embarking on this subject, we must realise that since occultism
    • have entirely changed since the sixteenth century and above all in the
    • Initiation. Initiation since the time of Christ Jesus has not been the
    • nature of man and the seven fundamental principles of his being.
    • the most ancient principle — hence the most perfect — of
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    • “Before the eyes can see, they must be incapable of tears.”
    • instincts.
    • grown to a point where it includes the soul of his people.
    • vision which arises during the sleeping state, is still incomplete.
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    • man began to drink wine, however, the knowledge of re-incarnation
    • little by little, men lost their instinctive knowledge of
    • reincarnation when they began to drink wine.
    • Belief in reincarnation and the law of Karma had a great
    • re-incarnation, therefore, was to be lost for two thousand years and
    • earthly tasks — was to live without remembrance of his incarnations and
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    • Christian initiation has existed since the founding of Christianity.
    • mineral: I am above you since I have a life which you have not; yet
    • incessant torture. The disciple must endure it with perfect equanimity
    • cleft may be incurable and produce a physical lesion in the
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    • existence between birth and death. Between two incarnations we live
    • being is immutable, reincarnating perpetually but not eternally. The
    • rhythm of incarnation and reincarnation had a beginning and will have
    • incarnation. Not for nothing is desire for the Earth born in man. The
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture X: The Astral World (continued)
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    • clairvoyant vision. The astral being of man includes the whole world
    • constructive, upbuilding principle — the etheric body. We do not,
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XI: The Devachanic World (Heaven)
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    • world, the soul first learns to cast off the instincts that are
    • the long period that lies between two incarnations.
    • has to be built for the incarnation that is to follow. Devachanic
    • principles of form and inner structure remain the same under the
    • incarnation to another, any more than the substance of the physical
    • body remains. In each successive incarnation, therefore, the etheric
    • the physiognomy and bodily form of man from one incarnation to
    • principles of his being. The Sanscrit term for the etheric body which
    • has developed into Life-Spirit is Budhi. When this principle of
    • incarnations. His period of devachanic existence is then much shorter
    • traits are carried forward from one incarnation to another.
    • another, higher spiritual principle comes into being — Spirit-Man
    • characteristics of his physical body every time he incarnates on
    • life, from one incarnation to another. Here we have the origin of the
    • The following objection to the idea of re-incarnation is sometimes
    • new meaning to the incarnations occurring in them. 2,160 years is
    • female incarnation — that is to say, for the two aspects under
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    • There are seven distinct stages or degrees of Devachan. The seven
    • absolutely definite form which — if we could see it — is distinct
    • this faith is incapable of understanding, unworthy to listen. That is
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XIII: The Logos and the Word
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    • instinctively, without the help of intellect and the faculties of
    • of Atlantis, to that measure their powers of instinctive clairvoyance
    • the animals, a soul individualised by the Ego-principle, could
    • incarnate in him to carry evolution forward to its fully human and
    • could not descend to incarnation, for air is an element enfilled with
    • The Ego or ‘I’ Principle of man is created by the third
    • In every age these three Divine principles have been represented in
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XIV: The Logos and Man
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    • his impressions from a milieu which he perceives very distinctly
    • A consciousness which repeats the third stage but retains the acquired quality of objectivity. Images have definite colours and are realised as being quite distinct from the perceiver. The subjective sense of attraction or repulsion vanishes. In this new imaginative consciousness, the faculty of reason that has been acquired in the physical world retains its own powers.
    • Sleep itself — not the dream — here becomes a conscious state. We do not only behold images but we enter into the living essence of beings and hear their inner tones. In the physical world we give names to things but the names are merely outer appellations. Only man can express his own being from within by saying ‘I’ — the ineffable name of conscious individuality. By this word we distinguish our own personality from the rest of the universe. But when we become conscious of the world of sound, each being, each thing communicates its own true name; in clairaudience we hear the sound which expresses its innermost being and rings forth as a tone in the universe that is distinct from all others.
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    • not know the essential laws underlying the animal's life of instinct
    • the hands of the Gods. But ever since man began to exercise control
    • a reincarnation of an earlier planet — of the Old Moon. In this
    • were incarnate in the fire, incarnated, on Earth, in the air. But now,
    • The conscious Ego is the realisation in man of the Christ Principle.
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XVI: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Human Will
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    • During such catastrophes materialistic souls incarnate, drawn
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XVII: Redemption and Liberation
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    • astral body. The astral body is composed of instincts, desires,
    • Spirits. In man, the Luciferian principle and Divine Intelligence are
    • combined. It is this fusion of opposing principles which makes evil
    • manifest in man, is the Principle which enables him to ascend once
    • Before the Coming of Christ, man embodied the principle of Jehovah
    • obedience to the Law and the revolt of the principle of individuality.
    • But the principle of Christ came to establish equilibrium between the
    • principles of Christianity. The ancient world was ruled by Law; Love
    • is the governing principle of the new order of things. Thus three
    • principles are inseparable from and essential to man's evolution
    • Principle; Christ is a Being who appeared once, and once only, at a
    • Christ-Principle might awaken in man, the life of Christ Himself on
    • intervenes in this karmic process and becomes its central pivot. Since
    • implacable justice working over from one incarnation to another, the
    • freedom through the series of incarnations. It is through karma that
    • Christ-Principle karma achieves its aim — the liberation of
    • when outer redemption will coincide in each man with the interior act
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    • dramatic ritual of the Mysteries. Since then, we have believed in it
    • principles which we have been studying in these lectures. Certain
    • Egyptian civilisation (including the Chaldean and Semitic). The
    • centre of the planets, including the Sun. The map of the heavens given
    • ruling principle is not light but sound. The hallmark of the
    • end of earthly existence will be that the Christ-Principle permeates
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    • incarnations, another in seventy years, another in seven
    • “Reincarnation and Karma”] I already pointed out
    • incarnations and efforts the individual emerges, the soul
    • of the complete extinction, the death of the lower nature. He
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    • utmost calm. This includes the avoidance of all stimulants,
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    • all times, ever since there were men as we know them on
    • Christianity all these things became more inward. Since
    • convinced that there is such a world and that man is a
    • principle, in different forms. We should not despise any
    • reincarnation — the gradual maturing of humanity
    • Christianity knows nothing of this teaching of reincarnation.
    • taught reincarnation. For instance, one can only make sense
    • born blind) if one bases it on the idea of reincarnation. One
    • incarnations. These words which Jesus spoke to his disciples
    • shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be
    • reincarnation was taken as a matter of course, as also in
    • religious, profound truth of reincarnation uttered in the
    • of reincarnation and karma as a generally accepted idea was
    • know nothing of reincarnation and karma, so that they were
    • Christ, reincarnation was generally accepted. Life between
    • “God-man”, should pass through one incarnation in
    • which he knew nothing of reincarnation and karma and in which
    • the two incarnations is fifteen to eighteen hundred years.
    • only possessed the lower principles — the third Root
    • developed later. This process coincided with the impregnation
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  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture I: The Being of Man
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • these earlier methods we must include religions, and this wisdom was a
    • But there is another way whereby we can convince ourselves of the existence
    • of higher perception is needed to understand this principle of life,
    • and thus have a further principle in common with man: the astral body.
    • finer colours in the aura; an increase in the power of discrimination
    • in temperament or form to his previous incarnation. The Chela has the
    • same habits, the same temperament as in the previous incarnation. This
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • Row. He says: One man will achieve it in seventy incarnations, another
    • have moral principles? In the long run no mere preaching of morality
    • It includes all man's original thoughts which enable him to bring something
    • wants to know something about Caesar: he will take some little incident
    • may already have been reincarnated again. This sort of confusion may
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture III: Life of the Soul in Kamaloka
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • out of the physical body. Now since all perceptions, concepts and so
    • If the hypnotism is repeated, the etheric body will develop an inclination
    • of reincarnation is like a red rag to a bull; there is nothing he would
    • H.P.B. as having told him not only that thedoctrine of reincarnation
    • she really did reject and oppose the idea of reincarnation. She herself
    • have dissolved completely before a man returns to a new incarnation.
    • reincarnate quickly, before his astral corpse has dissolved. He has
    • difficulties to face if, when he is about to reincarnate, he finds his
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • incarnation, this memory-picture has appeared before his soul and left
    • life a picture is added. After his first incarnation a man had his first
    • Thus on reincarnating for the first time he has not only his four bodies
    • the various incarnations, the whole process would of course be senseless,
    • was incarnated a few centuries after Christ, compared with the conditions
    • he will find when he reincarnates today. Nowadays a child's life between
    • in the past. A man's incarnations are ordered in such a way that he
    • between two incarnations and on what does it depend? The following
    • incarnations is in fact about 1,000 years. It is not true that there is
    • a change from male to female at every seventh incarnation. The experiences
    • of the soul are obviously very different in a male incarnation from
    • those it encounters in a female incarnation. Hence the general rule
    • for the soul. That is the purpose of reincarnation.
    • interval since his last incarnation, however, new conditions have arisen,
    • already possesses, were formed in an earlier incarnation. When after
    • for his next incarnadon.
    • pictures of the life of soul he is able to incorporate their particular
    • prepares the image of his body for his next incarnation. That is one of
    • It is incorrect for
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  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture V: Human Tasks in the Higher Worlds
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • altered scene in which he lives during his next incarnation. But he
    • This will go on increasingly, and what man cannot accomplish here, he
    • act which bring man down to a new incarnation? As we saw, there is an
    • interval of about I,000 years between death and the next incarnation,
    • are germinal human beings not yet incarnated but striving for incarnation.
    • body cannot always be built so as to match exactly the incoming etheric
    • incarnation a very important event occurs, parallel to the event which
    • it incarnates. Not all the details are seen, but the circumstances of
    • holds back the soul from complete incarnation. Only a part of the soul
    • the moment of incarnation, immediately after conception, the yellow
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • he can convince himself that in Theosophy the truth about life is to
    • memory, of lasting habits, of temperament and inclinations and enduring
    • intellectual knowledge, not only educational principles and insights; it
    • teachers, since the future of mankind depends on it. Here a great
    • principles of education; countless details can be deduced from them.
    • does not say that since every new transaction upsets his balance, he
    • reincarnation. This does not mean that each one must bear the consequence
    • the law of karma and the idea of reincarnation is bound up with the
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VII: Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • Any such explanation is bound to be incomplete, for I shall not be putting
    • and inclinations change much more slowly. A passionate child, for example,
    • changes very slowly. Temperament, character and inclinations often persist
    • opposite with temperament, character and inclinations. These attributes
    • wants to be born. in his next life with good habits and inclinations,
    • in the next life. All the habits and inclinations of the present etheric
    • liable to contract it is the result of the inclinations we had in a
    • refer to the successive incarnations of individuals, but to a karma
    • sophisticated, this way of reading became increasingly rare. Then the
    • is an important principle here: if care is taken to inculcate good habits,
    • developed musical talent is to be incarnated, it will naturally not
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • and tried to convince him that it is not a good thing to eat another human
    • incarnation he brought a dim feeling that what he had been doing was not
    • further incarnations; he also came to take heed of the feelings of others,
    • incarnations the feeling became still more definite and gradually the
    • outcome of experiences spread over a number of incarnations. Fundamentally,
    • relevant here. Only since Aristotle has there been a science of logic,
    • is something mankind has acquired through many incarnations. Only after
    • habit and inclination. A motive such as conscience binds itself to the
    • the astral body has been so often convinced that this or that would
    • the soul and that of races. A soul may be incarnated in a race on the
    • down grade, but if it does not itself commit evil, it need not incarnate
    • a second time in such a race; it may incarnate in one that is ascending.
    • incarnate in these declining races.
    • he was incarnated with healthy eyes, but he lived only a few weeks.
    • spirit. Then the incarnating entity comes to a physical body which cannot
    • body can thrive only in so far as the higher principles can live within
    • incarnation, this is the force that draws together all the persons who
    • within one another, and they incorporated these forces into themselves.
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • developed since the earliest times up to the present day, we must first
    • in order; the astral body incessantly attacks the heart, because it
    • who goes through successive incarnations, but that the law of reincarnation
    • earlier incarnations, of which three in particular are our immediate
    • have been four successive incarnations of the Earth: Saturn, Sun, Moon
    • man's successive incarnations, so is there between successive incarnations
    • period has always been called Pralaya, and the period of incorporation,
    • the old Sun was a planet, and in the course of its incarnations it has
    • the same as the Moon we know today; it was the third incarnation of the
    • about successive incarnations; the teacher said only, “Learn the
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture X: Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times
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    • of anthoposophy. Steiner covers a wide range of topics including the
    • was of course no possibility of physical reproduction or increase;
    • and more densified, with increasing absorption of the astral element.
    • organs. The forms of animals and plants were increasingly densified
    • human sphere, but equally they could not incarnate in human bodies.
    • the physical. At the moment when these two points coincided, man could
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XI: The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs
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    • externally, and so nature was increasingly divested of divinity. People
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XII: Occult Develpment
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    • occult principle. Most people today lead lives devoid of any regular
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    • 1. Yama includes
    • has followed the opposite principle. Not customs, but opinions, have
    • change in the future, and since anyone who is undergoing occult training
    • included, inter alia, the following: “The Stone of the Wise
    • “Before the eye can see, it must be incapable of tears.”
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    • the Rosicrucian training contradicts the other two. It has existed since
    • foreseen that a time would come when because of the gradual increase of
    • Most people are convinced that their characteristics are the best, and
    • whenever you have five minutes for it. You must start from the principle
    • principle may not amount to much in theory, but in practice it is highly
    • we find only the lower self, the fourth principle, which imagines itself
    • in Aries. Since the astronomical sign for Cancer is
    • increasingly growing larger and larger until it is as large as the Earth;
    • who have been killed in an earthquake appear in their next incarnation
    • enough to be convinced by that final stroke of the transitoriness of
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    • of two distinct circles of spiritual work. This is of quite special
    • physicians, including those who are training to be real physicians,
    • This was the principal task confronting pastoral medicine in its
    • connected with the ritual, and the ritual includes the sacraments.
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    • understanding, since they reach into profound depths, even into the
    • own way was pathological. Since it is quite obvious to anyone with
    • with the karma that works over from earlier incarnations.
    • a true understanding of the human being. However, I am convinced that
    • fashion today that if there's something new to be included, you must
    • perception from within increases; it becomes, as it were, a larger
    • wants to give it to them. Here the priest must have a fine instinct
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    • if they make distinctions, of the presence of the spiritual
    • incarnation in which her soul became especially strong. She
    • incarnates as St. Teresa. But before she incarnates in the physical
    • incarnation. And that is why illnesses then appear, at least a
    • earthly incarnation. And it is into that pre-earthly moment that such
    • just incarnating into it. This inner process of healing, this therapy
    • biographies of such individuals, including their own imaginative
    • with the way karma is formed, an illness in some incarnation, whether
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    • principle of heredity as our current natural science conceives of it
    • considers this to be simply the principle of heredity carried
    • since birth, the first body that is it's very own, a physical body
    • adjustment is having to be made to the physical world, since the
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    • And so he goes on and on. He tells incidents from far in his past,
    • detail, and the inner will-impulses are no longer increasing: now,
    • since the astral and ego organizations are being pulled inward, and
    • processes in the outer world are active. Naturally, since these
    • more fully, so that you will see how an incarnation spent in such
    • one incarnation. There is need, after all, to regard things not
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    • People were convinced of it. If there was a criminal, a
    • want to take you back to one of his earlier incarnations that had
    • person was incarnated in a southeastern region of Asia where the
    • teachings include a great reverence and love for animals; they extend
    • incredible degree. This aroused violent anger in the people among
    • incarnation (which in a wider sense belongs to our own time) he was
    • this incarnation the man is extremely talented, carrying over from
    • incarnations his ability to portray spiritual things, to put
    • stage. On the stage he is an incomparable actor, full of humor; in
    • create with soul-spiritual dramatic instinct and Shakespearean power,
    • “necessity” to him in that earlier incarnation; he
    • that earlier incarnation, in his life between death and a new birth,
    • torture of his earlier incarnation. You see how this deed comes from
    • incarnation up to his death, up to the way his suicidal intention was
    • carried out. One sees clearly how karma from his earlier incarnation
    • rises up and strikes him in this incarnation. One sees it reach
    • “how” One finds a way instinctively in such situations if
    • will develop an instinct for orienting oneself to any illness with
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    • things were known and put into practice instinctively. But modern
    • nerve-sense inhalation. It is an incoming activity, and in what lies
    • to the process that goes from lymph to veins, we have incoming karma.
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    • distinction between the kingdoms of nature on the earth. A person
    • simply by reason of their having incarnated in the physical material
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    • lacked is brought into the organ. This is the principle underlying
    • condition by trained temple priests. This condition was increased to
    • they even occur in separate incarnations. In earlier epochs they were
    • incarnation, illness in a subsequent one.
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    • It is this: that total spiritual activity must include the creative
    • now they are impelled by some instinct to go off on all sorts of
    • including the human being — is ordered according to measure,
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    • materialism, it is inconceivable to the ordinary human being that
    • person. This could only happen out of the old instinctive
    • or a priest. So it was thought in ancient times. This was included in
    • Since the Mystery of Golgotha, Christ has been the mediator for both
    • happening to the Christ individuality since He went through the death
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    • MEDICINE COURSE we are bringing members of two distinct circles of
    • including those who are training to be real physicians. And both the
    • This was the principal task confronting pastoral medicine in its
    • connected with the ritual, and the ritual includes the sacraments.
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    • understanding, since they reach into profound depths, even into the
    • own way was pathological. Since it is quite obvious to anyone with
    • with the karma that works over from earlier incarnations.
    • a true understanding of the human being. However, I am convinced that
    • fashion today that if there's something new to be included, you must
    • perception from within increases; it becomes, as it were, a larger
    • wants to give it to them. Here the priest must have a fine instinct
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    • if they make distinctions, of the presence of the spiritual
    • incarnation in which her soul became especially strong. She
    • incarnates as St. Teresa. But before she incarnates in the physical
    • incarnation. And that is why illnesses then appear, at least a
    • earthly incarnation. And it is into that pre-earthly moment that such
    • just incarnating into it. This inner process of healing, this therapy
    • biographies of such individuals, including their own imaginative
    • with the way karma is formed, an illness in some incarnation, whether
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    • principle of heredity as our current natural science conceives of it
    • considers this to be simply the principle of heredity carried
    • since birth, the first body that is its very own, a physical body
    • adjustment is having to be made to the physical world, since the
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    • And so he goes on and on. He tells incidents from far in his past,
    • detail, and the inner will-impulses are no longer increasing: now,
    • since the astral and ego organizations are being pulled inward, and
    • processes in the outer world are active. Naturally, since these
    • more fully, so that you will see how an incarnation spent in such
    • one incarnation. There is need, after all, to regard things not
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    • People were convinced of it. If there was a criminal, a
    • want to take you back to one of his earlier incarnations that had
    • person was incarnated in a southeastern region of Asia where the
    • teachings include a great reverence and love for animals; they extend
    • incredible degree. This aroused violent anger in the people among
    • incarnation (which in a wider sense belongs to our own time) he was
    • this incarnation the man is extremely talented, carrying over from
    • incarnations his ability to portray spiritual things, to put
    • stage. On the stage he is an incomparable actor, full of humor; in
    • create with soul-spiritual dramatic instinct and Shakespearean power,
    • “necessity” to him in that earlier incarnation; he
    • that earlier incarnation, in his life between death and a new birth,
    • torture of his earlier incarnation. You see how this deed comes from
    • incarnation up to his death, up to the way his suicidal intention was
    • carried out. One sees clearly how karma from his earlier incarnation
    • rises up and strikes him in this incarnation. One sees it reach
    • “how”. One finds a way instinctively in such situations if
    • will develop an instinct for orienting oneself to any illness with
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    • things were known and put into practice instinctively. But modern
    • nerve-sense inhalation. It is an incoming activity, and in what lies
    • to the process that goes from lymph to veins, we have incoming karma.
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    • distinction between the kingdoms of nature on the earth. A person
    • simply by reason of their having incarnated in the physical material
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    • lacked is brought into the organ. This is the principle underlying
    • condition by trained temple priests. This condition was increased to
    • they even occur in separate incarnations. In earlier epochs they were
    • incarnation, illness in a subsequent one.
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    • It is this: that total spiritual activity must include the creative
    • now they are impelled by some instinct to go off on all sorts of
    • including the human being — is ordered according to measure,
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    • materialism, it is inconceivable to the ordinary human being that
    • person. This could only happen out of the old instinctive
    • or a priest. So it was thought in ancient times. This was included in
    • Since the Mystery of Golgotha, Christ has been the mediator for both
    • happening to the Christ individuality since He went through the death
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    • our ideas, impressions and perceptions, yet in no way coincides with
    • the origin of this our sense-world, including the origin of man
    • we shall become thoroughly convinced that it would be quite wrong to
    • principle behind such a description is dawning upon us. And when we
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    • distinction; we have to look upon the watery and gaseous elements as
    • what has gone into the sun, as distinct from the other, the lower,
    • the earth part — as distinct from the tohu wabohu
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    • three forms, warmth, gas and water, on the Moon, had been distinct
    • become air, which of course includes watery vapour, from what tends
    • incarnation. We know that during the Saturn period the first
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    • ourselves: “Since there is warmth in this space, there must be
    • substances as an organising principle, causing chemical combinations
    • nothing in this distinction — that he himself differentiates
    • contributed towards its elucidation, including what philology has to
    • (For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or princColos. 1:16
    • Far above all princEph. 1:21).
    • Archai, or Principalities, or Spirits of Personality; of Archangeloi
    • account? Since we know what lofty, sublime Beings the Elohim are, we
    • should expect to find the Principalities, or Spirits of Personality,
    • use of the Archai or Principalities as their servants in lesser
    • day depends upon the relationship of the earth to the sun. But since
    • Personality, or Principalities, are the same as those called in
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    • utterly incapable of penetrating to the real heart of Goethe's
    • but with the Sun. They are the principal Beings who work upon the
    • would inevitably remain incomprehensible, because of the
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    • of spiritual Beings. To include what we today call our physical body,
    • at the same time constitute the form principle in existence.
    • the principle that in the night all cows are grey; but things are not
    • our earth sphere, if we include the atmosphere around us, we have now
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    • outside. The distinction between outer and inner is the mark of our
    • that. Beings with the Moon-consciousness made no such distinction.
    • or less spiritual way! Then there would be no distinction between
    • Strader as he will be in his present incarnation when he is old. This
    • distinction between outer and inner. He did not perceive the sun as
    • consciousness such as man has upon the earth, with this distinction
    • it. So all the other planets, including the sun, were quite
    • had a consciousness which made no distinction between outer and
    • Hebrew tongue the distinction between “beautiful” and
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    • were, by-products of human incarnation. So we ask ourselves where the
    • earth incarnation. But everything which comes finally to
    • beings which became animals descended too soon for human incarnation.
    • followed the same principle as changes in other hierarchical Beings
    • too much inclined to think materialistically. Hence he at once thinks
    • the creation the incarnation of man is represented as a descent from
    • creation — including the one in the Bible — that Paradise
    • egotism, the inclination to be self-absorbed and self-isolated, the
    • sort of science which works on the rough principle that “in the
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    • include in the word “sun” — thus not only the
    • great variety in earthly incarnations. Those of you who are familiar
    • investigation impels us to accept what to begin with seems incredible
    • in sleep from the other human members (grown denser since that time);
    • incarnation, a state in which human beings could once more live. From
    • incarnate on the earth prepared for their descent.
    • descend and incarnate in human bodies. Thus by becoming her
    • earthly incarnation. If man had remained tied to an earth which had
    • preserved it in his physical and etheric bodies ever since. Thus man
    • not derived from the earth which we have in our environment since the
    • something of the moon-earth-dust. But since Jahve-Elohim is united
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    • coincided with the cosmic event which we have called the advancement
    • as more or less coinciding with the beginning of the moon's activity
    • upon the earth coincides with the imprinting of the earth-moon
    • words! I have impressed upon you that the proper earthly incarnation
    • distinct from the air and the sea. Only after that, little by little,
    • which are included in a term such as “human propagation”
    • principle.” That is the meaning of the word
    • principle was repeated in man which we have come to recognise as
    • and with them the feeling of the great responsibility incurred in
    • there for the time being; it came forth later in the incarnation of
    • the Christ in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Since that time the
    • Christ has worked in the earth as another divine principle. And
    • principle shall we be able to fulfil our human task; only so shall we
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    • Ever since the early days of Christianity it has been the custom to
    • draw a distinction between the festivals of Christmas and of Easter in
    • fall the rays of the springtime sun, for since the 21st of March the
    • Principles such as these were laid down at a time when traditions
    • world left Paul unconvinced; when these events in Palestine had come
    • evidence of the physical senses, but who could be convinced only by a
    • It is good that we should confess to-day, in all sincerity, how
    • which made such a deep incision into the evolution of man on earth;
    • the world of the senses, also the spiritual. Incredible as it may
    • again they show an inclination to translate what he said into the
    • Initiation that ever since the Resurrection Christ Jesus has been
    • when we can observe on every hand a distinct unwillingness to take
    • but Christ in me!” when we show so little inclination to examine
    • materialism of modern theology — that too is incompatible with
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    • conditions of the times. A true Easter impulse needs to be inculcated
    • striking but at the same time tragic article which included the text
    • principle whereby human knowledge was determined by the blood, the
    • principle that had prevailed — and necessarily so — in
    • blood-principle. The Christian impulse towards universal humanity was
    • completely overshadowed by the principle of nationalism, because the
    • foremost in the form of nationalism. The old Luciferic principle of
    • dug to-day. And wherever these principles, even in a mild form, become
    • be sure: His presence will be vouchsafed only where the principle of
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    • and clothing, as well as with ever-increasing luxury goods. During the
    • without distinction between nation and nation, race and race. Greek
    • it will become increasingly material and our earth-body more and more
    • the whole earth, without distinction of nation, colour, race or
    • increasingly in the souls of men, demand answers. Hence the need for a
    • elementary beliefs, long since outgrown by those who have grasped the
    • means are incapable of portraying an Event which is an affair of the
    • reincarnation. He is not subject to reincarnation — any more than
    • Mystery of Golgotha was fulfilled. Whether actually in incarnation or
    • Long since 'tis hidden by its sheath of roses;
    • Since this lecture was given wireless broadcasting has been
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    • humanity into whose creed had been accepted the principle that man
    • increasing materialism. Men wallowed in sentimentalities over the
    • civilisation, the Good Friday thought has come increasingly to the
    • incumbent upon man to experience the resurrection of his own being in
    • of revival of the Jahve principle. But we need the Christ for Whom we
    • Self, but upon Himself incarnate in another.
    • the fact that since the end of the first Christian century, Western
    • outpouring of the Spirit, since this thought has been dogmatically
    • thought if he is incapable of apprehending the true Easter thought
    • The knowledge of this was a fundamental principle of the ancient
    • wisdom which still sprang from instinctive depths of man's cognitional
    • conscious cognition. It was a fundamental principle of the ancient
    • penetrate the metabolic processes of man's being. But since the
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    • times in any way resembled the meeting between two men incarnate in
    • infinitely rich in content, but one thing they did not include —
    • animal does not experience any such deep incision into life as is the
    • he possessed an instinctive clairvoyance which enabled him to commune,
    • attention to death. And why? With his instinctive clairvoyance, the
    • drastic incisions in human existence. Men still had clear vision of
    • and more to be aware that death makes a drastic incision not only into
    • of increasing importance for men; and because experience of the life
    • and incomprehensible to their earthly consciousness — namely, the
    • increasing sense of tragedy, and how, in fact, none of the teaching
    • incarnate in an earthly body and with His own divine soul pass through
    • ancient, instinctive clairvoyance still survived in certain
    •  “incision, a life from which vision of the immortal soul
    •  “interest in death. But since you must needs be concerned
    •  “you can include in your beliefs only the laws of earthly
    • rhythmic system. Yoga achieved much while the old instinctive
    • instinctive clairvoyance were still practising yoga. But it is a long
    • time since the modern Oriental, the Indian — about whom many
    • him a particular rhythm, which is the distinctive style of this work.
    • instinctively by the old metabolism-born knowledge, must be
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    • Since that lecture, many significant expressions of cultural life
    • replaced by the later, Christian Principle. In the Northern Mysteries
    • that have taken place in earth-evolution since that time, including
    • world. The pictures were much less distinct and definite, rather as
    • Beings who never descend to physical incarnation, Beings whose names
    • bodies became dimmer, less and less distinct; whereas the images of
    • bodies by day, increased in clarity and definition. Paradoxically
    • including those who, as the descendants of the Atlanteans, had
    • coincided with it. This gave rise to the later form of consciousness
    • experience reality outside the physical body became increasingly rare.
    • became increasingly difficult to preserve for humanity the memories of
    • influence has so greatly increased that man has lost, not only the
    • the physical body, while he is still incapable of realising the
    • In times when men will have long since ceased to need the teachings
    • is still incapable of believing in the spiritual realities before him,
    • including, therefore, the spiritual man.
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy
    • of the hidden place where the incorruptible body of the great Initiate
    • and touch with his right hand the incorruptible body of the
    • heaven and in this fire the incorruptible body of Kashiapa, the
    • three days? Why does the incorruptible body of the Eastern Initiate
    • same God, incarnate in the Man of Palestine, appears in microcosmic
    • descend and incarnate in human bodies from time to time when men are
    • made his body incorruptible, even Kashiapa with his supreme
    • incorruptible body must wait in the secret cave until it is drawn
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy
    • Palestine, incarnated in a human body in order that His power might
    • through the Christ Event this fire was spiritualised. Now, since the
    • is spiritualised. And ever since the Christ Impulse awakened the eyes
    • were the outer expressions of the Avatars, the incarnations of the
    • from earthly, physical existence, to pass beyond earthly incarnations,
    • infirmities of age. The more the feebleness of our limbs: increases,
    • what we love is inconceivable. The Christ leads us to union with what
    • ever since that time in the spiritual world many, many replicas of the
    • and error which, since they emanated from these still imperfect
    • proceeded — from one who had remained unconvinced by narrations
    • through the centuries since the Event of Golgotha, to ensure in secret
    • from Saul-men into Paul-men and will behold with increasing clarity a
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    • through — and has still to go through — since about 1,500
    • of the earth and since that time has remained so. In our day, however,
    • increasingly acquire the capacity of perceiving Him. There will be
    • miserable, for one or other reason, will increasingly find the help of
    • our souls strong and full of energy, so that with increased strength,
    • the further we advance into the future, whether in this incarnation
    • present incarnation, will have to wait until their next before gaining
    • incarnation ends at death, these men in their essential being remain
    • significance. When we consider human evolution since the Atlantean
    • without distinction of race, nation, or family. In the sixth
    • We must look upon it, in a sense, as a mark of distinction bestowed by
    • to perceive ever more deeply that what we are principally conscious of
    • the soul incapable of faith become withered, dried-up as the desert.
    • foundation of faith. We should know in order to take increasing
    • faith they would be incapacitated for finding their way about in life;
    • as individuals. When a man is incapable of developing the force of
    • pass through an incarnation without the living warmth that love alone
    • is very distinctly to be seen in a man's external nature. For the
    • all-embracing laws of karma and reincarnation, it gives us something
    • incarnate again; but there would be something very strange about these
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    • The souls incorporated to-day have only recently advanced to the stage
    • the course of evolution ever since the old Atlantean period. But for
    • and that they merely had to look into the matter to be convinced that
    • tendencies it has during incorporation in a physical body — these
    • guise; strictly speaking only since the events in Palestine, when
    • itself within them, always increasing in significance. In other words,
    • increasingly accentuated, so that it becomes necessary for them to
    • back as far as is usually imagined. Only a few incarnations ago, men
    • on their previous incarnations. Because of the undeveloped state of
    • incarnations. But now we have come to the point when man has developed
    • necessary in our coming incarnations to remember those that have gone
    • earlier incarnations of my own.
    • already arising which will enable them, in their next incarnations, to
    • become familiar with the idea of reincarnation this looking back will
    • on the way to making a torment of life in future incarnations. In
    • incarnations of the characters portrayed — incarnations of only a
    • wide-spread. But, in our age, the law of reincarnation is such that
    • will incarnate again in a relatively short time, and thus have ample
    • preparing a life of torment for future incarnations on earth. That is
    • see friends and acquaintances they care for showing no inclination
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    • less in close connection with those significant and deeply incisive
    • earth-life, when we descend from the spiritual world and incarnate in
    • principles, is fashioned by the spiritual individuality which descends
    • lose the possibility of remembering what has happened since that point
    • extraordinary significance. Death is something which most distinctly
    • before the time which we can remember. Birth is never included in our
    • incarnation. When we are asleep, we are our own prophetic transmuters
    • incarnate. Among these then, live such souls as pass through the gate
    • help a soul can offer to the souls awaiting incarnation cannot be
    • seeking an early incarnation. This is connected with the fact that
    • spiritual world is not perceived so distinctly, but it is contained in
    • knowledge when they descend to earth again in their next incarnation.
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    • service of our work, and since then she has worked intensely for this,
    • those still incarnate in the physical body, gradually fall away, and
    • Science must advocate, in contradistinction to that which is otherwise
    • that this distinction between us and the world does not exist. For we
    • souls appear more distinctly and concretely. And especially at this
    • experiences. And here there is a certain distinction. Consider such a
    • course it is transferred into the spiritual. And this distinction can
    • distinction. For if you become acquainted with a soul that requires
    • is incarnate here on the earth in a physical body. These distinctions
    • earth. And the distinction lies in a man's knowing which kind of soul
    • Thus is Karma prepared, during this particular time. We incorporate
    • rebirth, in order to bring about in the next incarnation that
    • recapitulation, how he will enter the next incarnation in his
    • the possibility of ethically preparing our next incarnation in the
    • right manner. We must be quite clear that each following incarnation
    • depends on the earlier ones. We see how our following incarnations are
    • who are interested in many things but have no definite inclination to
    • previous incarnation. There are persons who die in early youth —
    • limitations. Such men with regard to their death in this incarnation
    • before the age of thirty-five. On reincarnating, those forces develop
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    • while working in the different epochs on the various principles of
    • principles of the human nature. In a narrower sense, in our age we
    • of that principle we live in our Ego, in the physical life between
    • old Moon. Our Ego is the baby among the human principles, it is the
    • inconceivable knowledge of the connections of life will stream out of
    • principles of human nature (etheric body, astral body, and Ego), are
    • by a shell. The principles of his human nature are suddenly sundered
    • continue to live on as children, are naturally incorrect. The
    • die, but the human entity incarnated in the child may be a highly
    • an earlier incarnation, and perhaps just in his forty-ninth year, this
    • he incorporated into his whole physical being the strong force
    • from some earlier incarnation, such life ‘which ought to
    • are those who principally labour for the good of humanity in general,
    • and who set themselves universal tasks in later incarnations? They are
    • those who in earlier incarnations, have in some way or other died a
    • previous incarnation. The earth could not progress unless people
    • follow with incredible rapidity. The zenith of materialism was really
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    • he passes here, while incarnated in a physical body. We must
    • have always been able to convince ourselves through our Spiritual
    • have experienced. But since he passed away from us through the gates
    • not only does the longing of souls incarnated here ascend to the
    • in one of the last lectures how souls still incarnated here in
    • world, and the picture of such as are still incarnate on the earth;
    • necessary, and this represents the distinction between the two, to
    • The important distinction must be firmly retained, that while man here
    • or has his portrait painted. The principle point in the picture will
    • from their other world from the souls still incarnated here —
    • the external world that confronts it, which is really incorporated
    • ordinary consciousness embrace everything included in the astral body.
    • approach this man.’ It seems incomprehensible; and only a long
    • does not live in accordance with a certain primitive instinct, but, as
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    • although excessively soft-hearted man, was firmly convinced of
    • Markus Freund stammered a few incomprehensible words, probably in
    • grandfather again. The jury were greatly distressed at this incident,
    • connection with them and guided by a dim instinct, he is led to commit
    • an extraordinary sagacious, philosophically inclined man, said:
    • memory was transformed into the force of instinct, and this drives
    • since my birth or conception, which then concentrates itself and
    • in this incarnation between birth and death, in order to build
    • spiritual world for a next incarnation. Thus in man there lies this
    • incarnation. When we see a man incarnate before us, it truly is as I
    • and rebirth, we prepare ourselves for our incarnation, for our body.
    • incarnation.’ This phrase, ‘The life in the body is the
    • time, there lies an instinctive expression of something resting
    • will never be included in what the external historian can grasp of
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    • cannot become conscious that a psychic distinction prevails between
    • much inclined to despair, as was Faust, thus:
    • merely some commentary on Kant — are now convinced that anyone
    • It is almost incredible how rigid thought has become in our time. I
    • convinced — indeed one cannot put it otherwise — that he is
    • this critical thinker feels a little mystically inclined, and says:
    • to our old vocabulary, since we have nothing else to retain it with.
    • it can take up with its old store of letters, since there is nothing
    • Spiritual Science is not incomprehensible to true thinking. But what
    • it has to give must naturally always remain incomprehensible to those
    • spiritual path, and had been really convinced of the inner truth of
    • (pardon the word) is a theologian. He could not understand it. Since
    • are only sufficiently convinced that all our efforts must be directed
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    • physical and spiritual organs, illness, reincarnation, and much more.
    • Included are unexpected insights into specific phenomena such as
    • nerves situated? For the principal nerve-cord passes through
    • animals came into being — this fact is distinctly expressed in
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    • physical and spiritual organs, illness, reincarnation, and much more.
    • Included are unexpected insights into specific phenomena such as
    • into it out of his ego. Since the middle of the Lemurian Age until the
    • Originally, instead of the green, there was red, a selfish instinct.
    • forces. It is as it were only lent to him. Man is incarnated into a
    • that part of man's astral body in which he has worked since the
    • into wisdom is metamorphosed in man into rhythm in contradistinction
    • instincts into it. Under hypnosis it can happen that the one
    • hypnotised works into the world the harmful instincts of the
    • and works harmful instincts into him, these also remain with him after
    • by someone whose instincts have passed through catharsis. In the
    • he comes up against this also. He incarnates. The old is then mingled
    • VI, have had such a Double in their next incarnation. There are
    • next incarnation have the abnormal form of the Guardian of the
    • of the Threshold in their next incarnation. They will be pursued by
    • the difficulties of a too early incarnation, a sort of cosmic
    • incarnations.
    • chaos in many spheres. This is continually on the increase. The
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    • physical and spiritual organs, illness, reincarnation, and much more.
    • Included are unexpected insights into specific phenomena such as
    • be incarnated. The stones are below on the physical plane and their
    • dog, for instance, which is shut into a room has the instinct to get
    • out, but he cannot do this because his instinct is not as yet
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    • physical and spiritual organs, illness, reincarnation, and much more.
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    • highest principle. It is only through the impulse of the spirit that
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    • to expand, which always increases its spatial content. What expands
    • from warmth: passions, impulses, instincts, desires, wishes and so on,
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    • physical and spiritual organs, illness, reincarnation, and much more.
    • Included are unexpected insights into specific phenomena such as
    • needs other beings. Now man must incarnate in a bodily form determined
    • that he does not produce his own being, but incorporates something
    • within him. Desire first appeared after he had incorporated other
    • from those which the pure man made use of in order to incarnate in
    • first the pure man had found no means of incarnating on the earth. He
    • to incarnate in them. He attached himself to these beings and thereby
    • shadow when light enters it from outside. We incorporated cunning into
    • epoch occurred before man began to incarnate, in the last third of the
    • on Mars. It was added shortly before man incarnated. The second
    • principles had to be brought to the Earth from other planets through
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    • Moon to the Earth. Beginning of human incarnations: union of two
    • meet with on the Old Moon had not as yet incorporated their power of
    • principles had reached a certain degree of maturity, after having been
    • incorporated themselves. The Moon Pitris had left aside the lower
    • These principles enveloped themselves with Kama-substance. Let us now
    • which these principles organise around themselves. They work on the
    • about. In each single incarnation one attains a certain degree of
    • adaptation. After each incarnation man must ascend again to Devachan
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    • Reincarnation, development of civilisation and the zodiac.
    • Christianity and the teaching of reincarnation. Water or the drinking
    • of wine in relation to knowledge of reincarnation. The Trappist
    • The different incarnations of the human individuality are a kind of
    • expression, a suitable instrument. Approximately ever since human
    • beings have reincarnated, the position of sun, moon and earth has
    • this, before there was reincarnation, sun, moon and earth were not yet
    • separate bodies, man also began to incarnate. When human incarnations
    • You will often have heard that man usually incarnates after a period
    • alive today had their earlier incarnation. The souls who are now
    • incarnated, one finds as a rule about 300 to 400 years after the birth
    • of Christ. In addition, however, one finds others who are incarnated
    • to determine incarnations, a way which leads more certainly to the
    • when in the next incarnation he finds something new which is
    • reincarnated today he must as a child learn quite other things. As a
    • the constellation of the Fishes. This developed principally from the
    • not to teach reincarnation for two thousand years, not for any
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    • solidified; now however they are becoming increasingly separated.
    • increasing densification, the Astral Light became individualised after
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    • they must be incapable of tears.”] holds good for all times and
    • born as a Lemurian in his first incarnation, who is just at the point
    • little of it. When however he comes to his last incarnation, he must
    • become incapable of error.
    • again; this engenders the longing for new incarnations. How long the
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    • degree in which there is an increase in the inner warmth of the body;
    • reincarnation, forms a central point, around which what is to be added
    • time in Devachan; thus the time that he spends there increases in
    • advanced sometimes reincarnate earlier for other reasons, for
    • to reincarnate once more.
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    • The new incarnation of the human being only has a purpose if he meets
    • Reincarnation is connected with these epochs, during which the human
    • being is usually incarnated once as a masculine and once as a feminine
    • individuality. In any particular incarnation one is in fact only half
    • a human being. A masculine and a feminine incarnation belong together.
    • incarnation is not without purpose. If for example someone was
    • incarnated at the time of Homer (in the sign of the Ram or Lamb,
    • These incarnations taken by themselves might appear to be part of a
    • zone. The eastern zone coincides with the Slavonic peoples, the
    • instincts so that animals undergo transformation, takes place through
    • human beings in Kamaloka who are preparing for their next incarnation.
    • Atma. The Devas are all constituted according to the same principles
    • incarnate physically at a definite time.
    • sect will in their next incarnation be united by a common tie, in
    • incarnations. The idea that was embodied in their lives then flows out
    • person in a group acts instinctively. The Deva guides the Folk Soul;
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    • incarnations.
    • incarnations. He has given over his physical body to the forces of the
    • common Karma, so that, as it were, incisions are made in it. But the
    • of the senses, of the lower instincts, connects himself ever more
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    • outwardly a very simple, inconspicuous one. Sometimes the short
    • possible to speak openly about reincarnation and karma. These truths
    • Paracelsus and other mystics did not speak about reincarnation. This
    • hand, for the intervening conditions between two incarnations. One
    • workers of the future.’ Nothing was said about reincarnation. But the
    • human being would also continue to work when not incarnated again in
    • bridge which is thrown from one incarnation to another.
    • Leonardo da Vinci or the smallest piece of work, forms an organ in the
    • incarnation he knew nothing of an outer-world. Self-awareness first
    • began with the first incarnation; previously man had no consciousness
    • incarnations when he was already on the earth: Bhava = individual
    • existence, the force of the totality of earlier incarnations. Previous
    • incarnations draw him down into existence.
    • ever been incarnated. This is called Jata: what before birth gave the
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    • man’, (as Monad) incarnated, went on all fours. Through the fact that
    • the Monads incarnated in them, these beings gradually raised their
    • then can this Karma come from, since its action played in as something
    • personal manifestation in the different incarnations. An individuality
    • creates for further incarnations. A people as a speech-community
    • for his next incarnation; what a nation speaks has significance for
    • the next sub-race, for the next incarnation of a people. And when a
    • incarnated in thinking, but in the future will be incarnated in
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    • impinge upon the body of a spiritual being who is incarnated in this
    • the stage on which the beings are incarnated who work with us when we
    • work in the substance in which the beings are incarnated who work with
    • when it is incarnated in lower bodies. The word ‘Heilig’ (healthy)
    • incarnation; only in this incarnation will it have a Karma-building
    • us in the following incarnation, in such a way that it appears within
    • One can only create inborn tendencies for further incarnations
    • incarnations. Every picture that they instilled into the soul
    • would fill human beings with the most brutal instincts which are only
    • the more does he gain the power of consciously incarnating in the
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    • paternal principles takes place for the first time. This etheric head
    • souls again seeking incarnation. When here with us such a bell-like
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    • Beings — Jehovah as the God of the descending Kama-principle;
    • Christ, the ascending Buddhi-Principle — Black and White Magic.
    • beings are created in such a way that we are obliged to incarnate in
    • This substance in which Jehovah seeks to incarnate provides, as such,
    • It is not the substance in which man is now incarnated. But certain
    • around themselves a powerful aura of desires. In this incarnate asuric
    • he has no counterbalance, such beings incarnate in his thought forms.
    • becomes the Second Logos. Through the descending Kama-Principle it was
    • the manifestation of Jehovah; through the ascending Buddhi-Principal
    • Christ-Principle seek to win the Earth for themselves, but there are
    • signifies a growing increase of power. In schools of Black Magic
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    • Astral World. Technique of reincarnation. The memory tableau
    • experienced in earlier incarnations. Everything else is outside us.
    • we incline the astral body to take in lofty spiritual
    • particular organ this induces in him an increase in power.
    • Now the basic principle of all white magic is that no power can be
    • happens: the person has freed himself from desires, wishes, instincts,
    • inclination for the astral body, in spite of the fact that on the
    • reincarnation. The medium in question
    • parts, he will be able to see his earlier incarnations. The
    • Dante might actually be reincarnated as a living personality. It is
    • understand the technique of reincarnation. The moment of death
    • moment of birth, when the human being enters into a new incarnation.
    • desirous of incarnation, whirl towards the life-ether and now form a
    • brings with him when he descends in order to incarnate. When he has
    • died, the essential thing is memory. When he reincarnates what is
    • two or more succeeding incarnations.
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    • The technique of reincarnation: the law of effect and counter-effect
    • reincarnation, we must, to begin with, make ourselves acquainted with
    • if one wishes to understand reincarnation and karma. Action finds its
    • there are no instincts and desires.
    • through many incarnations.
    • organising force; in any case an artist of distinction as, for
    • many people who in their last incarnation lived very holy lives, but
    • the senses, when approaching reincarnation experience a fear of
    • This very frequently brings about an apprehension before incarnation
    • body, this is balanced out in the following incarnation. Because the
    • human being at the moment of incarnation, of birth, receives a shock
    • its second principle. Wisdom, Beauty and Power or Strength are the
    • possessing all three will in his next incarnation become a human being
    • da Vinci and also built into the Gothic cathedrals. Then the musical
    • seldom, for the thoughts are generally clouded by instincts, desires
    • with their instincts and passions they are involved in their ideas in
    • different ways. Haeckel had different instincts from Wasman; this is
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    • As a continuation of the lecture on Karma and Reincarnation, let us
    • animals and so on, the animal instincts and passions, were still
    • instincts and passions had first to be ejected. Thus through the
    • much denser astral body, with wilder instincts, impulses and passions.
    • kingdoms. Certain instincts and forces expelled in this way appeared
    • body. For instance, it has rejected from itself the wilder instincts;
    • increasingly finer, it has attracted to itself the finer astral
    • know the lower regions by incarnating in the human body and by its
    • enthusiasm and so on. He fights against his instincts. As soon as he
    • replaces passions with ideals, instincts with duties, and develops
    • with in the astral body. Now the instincts begin to come into mutual
    • body; man begins to perform actions. These actions are incorporated
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    • Jehovah and the Luciferic Principle. The coming into being of the two
    • Lucifer. Christianity and the teaching of Reincarnation and Karma.
    • order to be able to receive the higher principles. This purification
    • the third incarnation of the Earth he became a Moon-man. He bent over,
    • the Sun were in position to incarnate and they formed a particularly
    • nebulous condition coinciding with the Kant-Laplace theory. The outer
    • to Jehovah's greatness. By the intervention of the Luciferic principle
    • increasing density and hence life in the Lemurian Age had to receive a
    • stream utterly refused to incarnate. Because of this there existed
    • Mist; these incarnate in the fiery element, which at that time
    • last Lemurian races. The wild, animal instincts lived in wild
    • that certain Monads refused to incarnate. From this, through
    • about that certain Monads waited before incarnating. Through this the
    • principle of asceticism entered into the world — reluctance to
    • brought about through the original Karma. The Luciferic Principle, the
    • now wait for the coming of a Sun Hero, until the Principle of the Sun
    • who succumbed to the Jehovah Principle, the bringing of perfection to
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    • Root-Race is usually called the Aryan Race and includes as the First
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    • laid one upon the other the result is an all-inclusive colour. All the
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    • we should not have had the Christ-Principle. In the drops of
    • quicksilver we have to see what was incorporated in the Earth in the
    • When the Mars Principle (Kama-Manas) was incorporated into the Earth,
    • since then we have filled up. In the next Round their content will
    • only present as incipient plan. This is why esotericism does not
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    • Ether was incorporated into the solid element, so was the Chemical
    • Ether incorporated into the water. Chemical relationships were worked
    • appeared within man. Since that time there was the beneficent fire
    • clear day-consciousness, as incarnated man, Christ Jesus.
    • incredible conservation of what is old. But such Societies as the
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    • its remedy in the basic principle of brotherhood. The origin of
    • Those who take earnestly the principle of not looking at the world
    • much incarnated living beings as man. Of those beings too which act as
    • before they incarnated?
    • such as bacilli. Later they incarnate in those material forms suitable
    • for such an incarnation. Thus the decaying substances embedded
    • warmth-principle what today takes place in the air. We differentiate
    • with something which seeks to incarnate in the element of warmth in
    • incarnating. It is an attempt to possess the Monad when the pupil
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    • of the plants, belongs to the Sun. Formerly their growth inclined
    • is not shone upon and warmed through by the life principle of the Sun.
    • Buddhi and Manas, of what is lasting, of what reincarnates. This had
    • and Manas, from reincarnation, and only drew attention to what was of
    • understanding of the principle of helpful interaction in the case of
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    • came into the early Persian world-conception as the principle of
    • personal element, until eventually this thought incarnated, reaching
    • another. Both, however, have a common native ground since they both
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    • ancestors. We come to know the law of reincarnation, of the succession
    • reincarnation, unite itself with the physical stream of heredity? The
    • earlier incarnations. Temperament strikes a balance between the
    • as third member the astral body, the bearer of instincts, drives,
    • constant and varied flow of images, sensations, and ideas since in
    • A touch of this is present in sanguines. Sanguines are incapable of
    • eyes. Many more such distinctive traits of these temperaments could be
    • its entirety, which includes the spiritual, can knowledge bear
    • properly carried out, however, one basic principle must be observed,
    • child. Any showing of incompetence should be avoided. The child must
    • From the examples of these pedagogical principles, we see how
    • spiritual science can address practical problems. These principles can
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    • organism is inconceivable without the existence of an etheric or life
    • ourselves alone. The incapacity to penetrate the riddles of existence
    • still being said on the subject of instinct in the animal and
    • to try to understand the nature of instinct. Our study has already
    • shown that instincts may far outstrip human intelligence, and that
    • the word “instinct” in its ordinary sense. Man is so
    • animal has a certain security in its instincts; it knows which food
    • the animal follows what is innate in its organism, its instincts are
    • instincts.
    • “soul,” since “soul” implies the notion of
    • experiences inwardly will be incapable of any real observation of the
    • Thus the etheric body is the active, creative principle working on
    • is increasing and which stops when growth is completed? What
    • existence. When further principles of spiritual science are
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    • member of a species, gradually attaining its instinctive aims in
    • distinct from the single animal species, discloses riddle upon
    • animal forms. And since the animal's soul life is immediately
    • bound up with its organization, the instinctive life being an
    • why some particular instinct or impulse must appear in the animal as
    • animal shows itself quite incapable of taking things in, in the way
    • movement, expressed also in animal instincts, passions and so on —
    • so constituted that he himself is able to incorporate into his
    • ennobled and purified instinct man creates what he discovers only
    • later. As animals create instinctively, in the way bees, for example,
    • self-conscious ego with the working of the spirit. Through instinct
    • the animal is able to establish only instinctively. We see strongly
    • since the self-conscious ego as it confronts us in life does so in
    • an intermaxillary bone to accommodate the upper incisors, and this
    • in the animal made use of the organs. (Incidentally I will just refer
    • incorrect, that this chasm did not exist; and he set himself to work
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    • all the unbridled impulses and instincts of humanity surge out into
    • discover the connection between a spiritual principle — something
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    • our solar system, had long since passed away, that the space it
    • place occupied by our own solar system it would include an element of
    • achievement. What it was incumbent upon these pupils to accomplish,
    • incarnation.
    • when illness was caused by a man's incapacity to take proper hold of
    • The fact that there is a certain disinclination today to admit these
    • from this. This is a matter of supreme importance, for since the
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    • of instinct.
    • The essential nature of the life of instinct which wells up in man
    • implant instincts into man's nature.
    • definitely of the nature of soul than are his instincts, namely, his
    • inclinations, his sympathies. For whereas instincts are
    • still entirely of an animal nature, in inclinations an element of soul
    • instincts from the whole organism is of the nature of Saturn; what
    • wells up in the form of inclinations, sympathies, is of the nature of
    • man has within him in the form of inclinations, sympathies and the
    • aspect of spirit-and-soul, Jupiter enables inclinations, sympathies,
    • in our parlance, but the surging life of instinct in the cosmos which
    • embodiment on the earth. He sees the weaving life of inclinations,
    • passes through the gate of death. He beholds the life of instinct, of
    • inclinations, of moral impulses and so on in accordance with the
    • them, he combines these forces into a whole and so incorporates them
    • bodies that were still incompletely developed. In the course of
    • existence. Only so can man incorporate into himself a power which can
    • be incorporated into him nowhere else in the universe. For the power
    • contemplated from the earth is firstly the physical cosmos (including
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    • coincide with a movement of the big toe. We are not concerned here with
    • spatial coincidence, but with apprehending the nature of the
    • for becoming a particularly clever person in his next incarnation, for
    • an excessive inclination towards carbon causes a man to become ill
    • instinct, turns to what was once found through dreamlike clairvoyance.
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    • representation of initiation and initiation principles of the various
    • what the years that have since passed have also told us.
    • historian, Herman Grimm, who, as you know, has since passed into
    • of the details of life at that time may be incomprehensible, somewhere
    • begin to meet with what is incomprehensible. I should like to repeat,
    • to say, “A man like Alcibiades is a mere prince in a fairy story
    • through one incarnation after another, not in order to experience the
    • with our reason. We feel today, in quite a distinct way, that our soul
    • human soul principle in our soul. It is connected with all that
    • historical re-awakening of the principles of initiation in the various
    • European soul. Everyone who takes spiritual life in a sincere and
    • quite honestly and sincerely. It is the independent force, the
    • not permeated by honest and sincere truthfulness. From the place from
    • candid truthfulness, since I can see no blessing for any occult
    • in the simplest language. Let us learn, with an honest and sincere
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    • exalted must have been the initiation principle that gave the impulse
    • can no longer get at what one must know since mobility in the physical
    • then have the distinct feeling that your etheric body never grows
    • hands, but incompletely expressed in the hands and their functions,
    • the etheric brain is necessary, since it is not a particularly
    • stands, exists in an incomplete form in the hands and their functions.
    • since it is the least capable of development. On the other hand,
    • the human personality, like the principle of development elsewhere in
    • human soul when it incarnates into a particular religious system or
    • inclination that is a matter of course in ordinary life, harbours a
    • inner content of one religious principle be gained if one is unable to
    • will be increasingly better understood during the course of these
    • since it has not been possible for his image to be distorted by the
    • high as a spiritual seer, on being reincarnated later, seems to have
    • have already been initiates, are reincarnated as non-initiates because
    • their initiation, latent during one or more incarnations, may work in
    • confusing way in which initiates on reincarnating sometimes appear to
    • reincarnated in the nineteenth century. But it is not my task here to
    • through Him the principle of initiation stands before us in the world
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    • world order — must be kept distinct. If we are describing a
    • must be kept properly distinct.
    • particular part of it, appears incompletely developed. On enquiring
    • They are still more distinctly and more intensively expressed in his
    • are in question is a particularly distinctive feature as regards what,
    • physical existence — some kind of incapacity, a moral
    • one of the beings who do not incarnate into the world of the senses
    • consciousness than really coincides with a strictly correct
    • earthly incarnations from primeval times up to the present. I must lay
    • can be learned during incarnation has no further meaning.” It is
    • like a garment all that one has appropriated during incarnations in
    • life since primeval times on earth, but who have not gone through what
    • Of this realm's threshold since the world began,
    • and other kinds are the men, the beings, who since primeval times have
    • from him, including the being. The being must draw a veil over the
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    • allow one to enter to the degree that one makes oneself increasingly
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    • seem to be almost vanishing, so indistinct do they become — the
    • can be included under the heading of a morally intellectual perception
    • There we have a vastly important distinction. When a man rises into
    • up with the Luciferic principle, and how, bound up with the Christ
    • principle we shall find such concepts as ‘eternity’ and
    • the Luciferic principle and its rejection in all circumstances because
    • since man passed through a transition out of a state of spiritual
    • physical. There is the transition. Since Lemurian times our sensory
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    • It will become increasingly necessary to lead people away from the
    • increasingly necessary in precisely these spiritual spheres to point
    • work through everything, including all the living things that meet us
    • the materialistic mind to be inconsistent with the order of nature. We
    • enthusiasm and the inclination carefully to preserve what we
    • be carried on with us into spiritual worlds. This inclination and
    • in the divine, since with overwhelming tragedy he permeates earth
    • lifetime. Are there not some who deny the idea of reincarnation
    • that in my new life I will be quite incapable of painting. By not
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    • “However incredible these things at first appear, it is just this
    • understanding of them, even though one is quite incapable of seeing
    • inclination among people nowadays) prepare the heart and soul to enter
    • with sincere and earnest intention, will never draw back before the
    • increasingly a matter of each man being independent, as regards his
    • spiritual vision enwraps him in darkness, in maya. Only by incessantly
    • was not included in the course of the history. That is a fundamentally
    • the events were played out. Since the Gospels and other records of the
    • so without distinction of family, race or sex. This, then, is the
    • has lived on earth as Bodhisattva through many incarnations.”
    • time in a physical body. In this incarnation, however, he became
    • will see how, as a Bodhisattva, he passed through many incarnations.
    • that, whereas during his earthly incarnations his activity had indeed
    • this seems to be Buddha. He went through an incarnation in
    • These things lie far afield and may appear inconsistent with the
    • lectures become increasingly numerous. If free play be given for the
    • sincerity what is offered here in the external world by the spiritual
    • much opposition may arise, it cannot mean the extinction of occultism
    • honest and sincere sense of truth, and of, I would say, pledging
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    • possible to convince others of this thought if we can only find the
    • spheres of human soul-life another distinction may be seen, even
    • conscious intention, but rather the unconscious, instinctive
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    • on to where we were before we incarnated. We described in Lecture 1 a
    • have made of ourselves in previous incarnations. Then comes the great
    • have passed since our childhood, back as far as our memory extends,
    • lived before we were connected in our present incarnation with
    • before we entered into this incarnation. This is the other way of
    • before his incarnation, in a ‘before’. And he looks upon
    • we have made of ourselves in the course of our incarnations, in the
    • renounce. Each time, before an earthly incarnation takes place, the
    • into physical incarnation he himself must work plastically on his
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    • the Being whom the Godhead has brought to birth as the principle of a
    • for He has pervaded human evolution since the founding of
    • will sink after death. For within us dwells the Christ ever since He
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    • to approach a fresh incarnation. We need this life force to permeate
    • Science in life. It gives the instinct and powers to work well, to do
    • importance will increase more and more.
    • towards it. We cannot do this, if we are incapable of so exercising
    • approach a fresh incarnation in the correct way. When we return to
    • physical reality in his next incarnation. He is to produce what he
    • the instinctive desire really to introduce this balance into our
    • instincts of life, the more unconscious impulses of life change. His
    • without it influencing the instinctive life of the soul. It makes the
    • mentioned will flow instinctively into the actions he performs. He
    • instincts different; it gives us the impulse to do the right thing.
    • Spiritual Science acquires an instinctive feeling which helps him to
    • far as one is still in the physical body, it acts as instinct. One
    • to one instinctively from seeing the picture of the illness. But the
    • a way that we may ask: What is the principle or nature of this
    • have to pass on; we have to enter into our next incarnation. The
    • our next incarnation, through the good Gods, without being conscious
    • clear and distinct. Spiritual Science shows us that when a man of the
    • in contradistinction to his knowledge, whether in individual cases he
    • spiritual depth to be convinced from the existence of the world that
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    • incarnations. In all this the feeling of the Ego must be preserved.
    • Since Golgotha it is the permeation with the Christ Impulse that
    • incomplete will be made clear in the further course of our studies in
    • also have the distinct inner consciousness that because this
    • principally of the condition in the life between death and rebirth of
    • tell us how long it is since they were formed. Time becomes space: it
    • physical birth we enter into existence, we have an incomprehensible
    • physical world, which include the power of feeling as we have it here
    • spiritual beings less and less. It becomes increasingly the case that
    • it reveals to us a vision of our previous earthly incarnations. These
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    • many incarnations. Some almost animal pleasures give intense pain to
    • them in the next incarnation. Concrete example of a lie and its
    • in that person's next incarnation, he has more will and more character
    • previous incarnation. Communication from living to dead is barred if
    • but he then realises that the materialistically inclined are obsessed
    • incarnation. Mass production. Social life is a disease that will
    • life. But we seldom wait for this. Usually we incarnate too soon. At
    • must have a surplus of the Spirit when we incarnate. Theodora, in the
    • previous incarnations, and the intervening periods between deaths and
    • lecture before the last, this will pass into the instinctive life of
    • incarnations, that we must be in the spiritual world again and again
    • between these incarnations, so that at length we may be able to bring
    • the things necessary for our next incarnation.
    • to give the service due to certain people in my next incarnation if I
    • comprehend human life and really to acquire the right instinct to
    • great inventors are often people who in former incarnations died
    • others behind who are also materialistically inclined, he at first
    • through the portal of death without spiritual inclinations, and
    • behind are materialistically inclined because they have succumbed to
    • materialistically inclined souls are possessed by Ahriman; then he
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    • conceived as having emerged from the earlier incarnations, so to
    • this present incarnation. But you journey from life to life, from
    • incarnation to incarnation: the succession of your lives bears the
    • it is to you, since I grow out of you, that I am indebted for my
    • freely; for since the middle of the fifteenth century we have been
    • which increasingly reveals itself. And in our epoch what is this
    • instinctive, when in their souls something of the old, atavistic
    • fundamentally, by the end of the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. Since
    • earlier times the aims of men were unconscious, instinctive, just
    • unfolded since childhood? But we can do this also in a special way.
    • in life worth waiting for, because increasing ripeness comes with the
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    • alongside the other realms. This realm will include the upbringing of
    • For since the Mystery of Golgotha everything concerned with human
    • humanity as a whole. Since the Mystery of Golgotha, therefore, the
    • we reach the period just before our next incarnation, we enter into
    • also we come near to other human souls, due to be incarnated later
    • for their incarnations. During this period we have a whole range of
    • earthly-political, there rules the usurping Prince of this world.
    • the “usurping Prince of this world?” You know, perhaps,
    • reach the meaning. The usurping Prince of this world rules whenever
    • rightful Prince of this world is he for whom the political realm
    • includes only those things which belong wholly to the life between
    • below the human level; yet in fact this is a blessing, since from the
    • justified perception for the old Hebrew people, since out of this old
    • that no distinction is made between this Christ and God in general
    • own way. It is hard to-day for humanity to reach the truth, since
    • Jehovah-principle. Not to find the Jehovah-God is nothing else than a
    • to say: “Since the Mystery of Golgotha we have not been born
    • know that the human being living since the Mystery of Golgotha has a
    • idealism: not merely the idealism that springs from the instincts
    • difference between instinctive idealism and achieved idealism! Feel
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    • sense-perceptible reality includes objects which cease to be real, in
    • And we can quite well incorporate as a reality in social life
    • reality; it may be a living lie. And this distinction between living
    • encountered the distinction between a rose, growing on its stem, and
    • a great deal which was formerly instinctive is now rising into the
    • the less it claims to incorporate in its own structure anything that
    • natural needs of human beings on the physical plane — including
    • the finer but more instinctive needs of the soul. And within economic
    • quite distinctive ways to the super-sensible world, which — as I
    • social perceptions and no social instincts. Only in a rightly formed
    • of nature and of spirit. In contradistinction to that, we have
    • present-day inclinations and cravings of mankind are the outcome of
    • constantly inclined towards the super-sensible world. When he
    • this, one needs a principle of justice. To-day we have reached a
    • stage when principles of justice can be derived only from the
    • beautifully distinct ways of living, kept gracefully apart! That
    • remain convinced that humanity will find a way out of the tragic
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    • has gone on pursuing ever since his time, was not according to
    • Increasingly in modern time, the mathematical way of studying the
    • two distinct movements. Think of it thus: the point a is ultimately
    • movements ac and cb, i.e. of two distinct
    • do not envisage the distinction clearly. They always tend rather to
    • profoundly clear to Goethe. In him, it was a Nature-given instinct,
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    • increase of velocity. A smaller force, acting on the same mass, will
    • quickly. We call the rate of increase of velocity the acceleration;
    • principle of Archimedes cannot fail to apply to the swimming of the
    • interpenetrate like the astral body and the eye, colour arises, since
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    • things which you will not find in the text-books, things not included
    • would prove to be rather indistinct and dark. I should explain this
    • — more or less indistinct. Moreover in this case (
    • mean measured. I now only refer to the main principle. To what can
    • IIIe), the object would be correspondingly lowered, since I
    • normal at the point of incidence; so then it reaches the eye in this
    • Finding increased resistance in the water, we are obliged to shorten
    • distinctly how abstract everything is made in our conventional
    • see the outlines of surrounding objects very indistinctly, as if
    • indistinct and nebular when you have just awakened in the morning.
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    • whereby the light is separated into seven distinct substances. He
    • still falls into the upper part. The inclination of the two mirrors
    • make a solid body glow with heat, — incandescent (
    • the Sun or from an incandescent body.
    • yellow to appear extra strong, since it is there to begin with and
    • IVi). Goethe said: Well, at a pinch, that might do. If Nature
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    • of which we spoke last time. You will remember: when an incandescent
    • I shall now only have time for a for a few matters of principle.
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    • were going into certain matters of principle which I will now try to
    • draw the so-called “normal at the point of incidence”. If
    • incidence. Now it goes out again, — out of the glass. (All this
    • since one end of it is lighter we see this shifted too. Placing
    • errors that have crept into modern Physics since about the 16th
    • within the light-condition of our environment. Physics, since the
    • last resort you will be bound to recognize that the distinction is:
    • been the bane of Physics since the 16th century. In course of time
    • been so especially since Newton's influence came to be dominant, as
    • include among the given facts what is understood by the term
    • looking at Nature in this fragmentary way that Science since the 16th
    • to study it alone, as they began doing ever since the 16th century
    • ether, a tenuous elastic substance. And since the laws of impact and
    • elasticity of the ether the extinction of the sodium line for
    • other. As a result, very many physicists now include what radiates in
    • matters of principle today, to give the necessary background. In
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    • no real green here. I only see the green incidentally, because the
    • idea of Goethe's is mistaken, as you may readily convince
    • there at the place you look at. You can convince yourself by this
    • this instance was mistaken, and as the error is incorporated in his
    • “subjective, objective” distinction, between the colour
    • one with it. It is but an incidental difference, whether you become
    • distinct perception of the fact that we are swimming in the
    • since they get so little help from the psychologists. The latter,
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    • resonance — sympathetic vibration. Leonardo da Vinci was
    • this way of thought be true) are altogether subjective, since my
    • into such obvious mistakes. And yet they do. The whole distinction
    • alive and vital, whereas the outer part is increasingly like a
    • course in rhythm — and, as it were, includes the brain within
    • together which are assigned to seemingly distinct organs of the
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    • to the one coating, so that this coating will then evince the
    • electrification is called frictional electricity, since the force,
    • remind you of the main principles. Galvani observed the leg of a
    • somehow find a single, abstract, unitary principle at the
    • everywhere equal principle is at the bottom of them all, diverse
    • they had begun to imagine wave-movements, since the phenomena of
    • comparison. It seemed like incontrovertible proof that the way of
    • life since we are looking rather intently in their direction. Look
    • therefore was convinced that this was a kind of material spray,
    • inconsistent with Crookes's theory. Lenard in 1893 succeeded in
    • mere movement, space and time. We are including what is no longer
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    • shew yesterday in this connection. I shewed how since the 1890's
    • Figure IXc). They shew distinct properties. Moreover, yet
    • since Lobachevsky, and from this starting-point the question could
    • and including our ideas of movement purely as movement, but not
    • including the forces? Whence do we get these ideas? We may commonly
    • including the soul and spirit of the human being, it will be quite
    • of Physics. Ever-increasingly we shall be obliged to think in this
    • and magnetism on the other. Increasingly therefore, this must
    • what was said in the educational lectures at the inception of the
    • Universities. Questions of mobilization in future must include all
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • to himself: ‘I am incapable of constructing such a world of
    • respect: in sleep, together with the extinction of the Ego, a man's
    • we are during sleep we can all convince ourselves when we wake in the
    • becomes aware of this through the fact that the principle adopted by
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • all he will feel incapable of directing the movement of his limbs by
    • Science as distinct from each other. In man's soul-life there are
    • subject to influences of three distinct kinds. The part of the soul
    • Thus there are three forces which work upon man during sleep. Since
    • Soul. A fine distinction must be made between these functions
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    • has incorporated in the etheric and physical bodies. The soul must say
    • centuries, present-day man has become incapable of undergoing the
    • would be quite incapable of enabling him to endure this utterly
    • Now when guided by such principles, a man sets out along the path
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 4: Faculties of the Human Soul and Their Development
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    • him, he learns to know by instinct that what is usually called the
    • Thus we see before us, distinct from each other, all the forces
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 5: The Egyptian Mysteries of Osiris and Isis
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    • conditions belonging to his previous incarnations. This can and does
    • his life since birth. During this experience he saw, through the eyes
    • qualities are not derived from the last incarnation but have been
    • with his inborn nature, incarnates in a particular family, in a
    • sense he actually inculcates them into his ancestors. He continues to
    • elapsed since the time when, between his last death and present birth,
    • that reincarnation is a truth, for he has actually gone back to his
    • previous incarnation. In spiritual science this process has always
    • personal self-consciousness of this present incarnation, this present
    • his own he cannot attain knowledge of his preceding incarnation. In
    • know the being who in the preceding incarnation was a completely
    • the present incarnation is forgotten, and having utterly given himself
    • last incarnation from the death to the birth. Then he experiences, not
    • the things that were seen externally during that last incarnation, but
    • efforts he made in the bygone incarnation with the object of advancing
    • teacher to his present incarnation. The step from the previous to the
    • present incarnation is taken rapidly and then the pupil finds his
    • with the fruits of a preceding incarnation.
    • the experiences of his preceding incarnation. But that is not enough;
    • penultimate death reaches back to the penultimate incarnation. A
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    • Northern and Western regions of Europe, including our own, it was
    • designations, the names, which since olden times have been used for
    • description of the World of Spirit must include the Elementary World,
    • there is nothing more pernicious. To say something that is incorrect
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 7: The Four Spheres of the Higher Worlds
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    • including the higher members — is built out of this
    • World this distinction becomes essentially more difficult because, to
    • fact that the choleric man has a stronger inclination to merge with
    • with the others; the sanguine man is more inclined to merge with the
    • the spiritual world if a man is incapable of accepting the fundamental
    • principle that he can reach the truth only by ignoring his own
    • ourselves with them. If we are incapable of distinguishing ourselves
    • healthy judgment can be formed as to the correctness or incorrectness
    • previous incarnations, I see that it is these which have made me what
    • such a way, it shows that he is incapable of grasping the concept of
    • limits of knowledge shows himself to be a person who is incapable of
    • briefly. As human beings we pass from incarnation to incarnation. If
    • in this present incarnation we are melancholic, we can say to
    • ourselves that in another incarnation — either in the past or in
    • the different incarnations. Here we have arrived at the idea that we,
    • manifestation, it is merely the manifestation of one incarnation. The
    • earth, will in another incarnation represent, as a sanguine type, the
    • incarnation a man may have a melancholic temperament, in another a
    • Previously, in his earlier incarnations, this Being was a Bodhisattva
    • and only then, in his incarnation in the sixth century BC., did he
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    • way in man's environment and coincides only partially with what is
  • 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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    • thinking we are incapable of judging rightly in the higher world, but
    • equally we are incapable of judging rightly in that world if we have
    • justifiable at one stage of development — incline towards this or
    • low level. It is inconvenient, but necessary, to train the power of
    • when he has to find the place where he is to incarnate. Such a case
    • Both facts are true. And when incarnation is to take place something
    • insisted that in the latter I was inconsistent. They could not
    • is incapable of advancing from the words to the thoughts. It may be
    • incapable of detecting truths behind the thoughts which are like words
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    • incorporate all this in his consciousness. Then he proceeds from what
    • the principle which the pupil must take to heart, namely, that
    • appear again. Faithfulness and exactitude of memory increase
    • whose forms indicate the transformations that have taken place since
    • increase our understanding of human evolution. Man was not always as
    • earlier to the future state would, of course, be inconceivable; the
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 11: Man and Planetary Evolution
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    • zenith and will be incorporated into the future development of the
    • to far more intimate provinces of the human soul. He is not yet in a
    • does not try to convince by his expositions, but he maintains that
    • the future incarnation of the present Earth). I have explained that
    • the Earth passes through successive incarnations, just as the human
    • being passes from one incarnation to another.
    • even earlier incarnations? This is a quite natural question. In order
    • what we call his life-principle in common not only with the animals
    • incarnation of the Earth in which man is found to be prefigured in his
    • even earlier incarnation of the Earth. On the Old Sun, man was in an
    • connection with the first planetary incarnation of our Earth, when
    • impression of a spiritual nature, but they find this incomprehensible
    • utterance shows that the speakers are incapable of any similar
    • this individuality who passes from one incarnation to another. We can
    • into the future. Man passes on into his following incarnations with
    • back into your earlier incarnations you would find yourself
    • incarnated, for example, in the Greco-Latin epoch, in the
    • comes to expression in each incarnation in a different form of speech;
    • man does not carry it with him from one incarnation to another. Speech
    • incarnations a man may belong to different peoples and use different
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    • science since the middle of the 19th century. And it is a
    • perfectly acceptable because it belongs to the province
    • province of the scientific outlook. But the science of spirit
    • energetically. For it includes something which even earnest
    • this is so significant, so incisive for a true scientist of
    • develops in the spirit world, it increasingly acquires a
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    • scientific ideas, are proving to be increasingly incapable of
    • of the senses. People have gradually become convinced that it
    • become well known since the 1860's through the popular
    • be incorporated into the memory, but a spiritual experience of
    • this sort cannot be directly incorporated into the soul.
    • of an action is incorporated into our normal experience as a
    • habit. But spiritual experiences cannot be incorporated into
    • the contrary, with repetition it becomes increasingly more
    • different relationship to the physical, since it works against
    • incorporate it into a particular scheme, if it portrays
    • into the body. What the soul upon waking has acquired since the
    • convincing idea of the science of spirit and feel that it
    • they see how it becomes increasingly full of meaning, and that
    • two weeks later in London and it was possible to convince
    • Of course this was sufficient to convince Sir Oliver
    • it may be, can always be convincing if obvious points are not
    • convinced that true art is a messenger from the world of the
    • us, a series of chances or coincidences we should only be the
    • experiences are incorporated into the memory, but
    • is incorporated into the memory, can also be carried out in
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    • which arose out of their instincts and out of quite indefinite,
    • since the time of Galileo, Copernicus and Kepler. We have
    • instinctively, as it was in the tenth or twelfth centuries. We
    • world, which we can no longer enter instinctively as did the
    • since birth, but in the same way that we normally have pictures
    • conception. This is the great world memory. Since this world
    • appears and since our eternal nature appears before the eye of
    • In normal life, love is bound to the human instincts, to
    • which originate in our desires and instincts, but out of love
    • inner instincts and desires which enslave them. They know how
    • and not what they would be led to do out of their instincts and
    • according to principles which can be reached only through an
    • increasing glory. One should therefore always think about
    • one or two human souls. But since that time quite a lot has
    • Since 1913 when the foundation stone was laid, we have been
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    • and show the Incarnation of Christ as the pivot of cosmic and human
    • belongs to all humanity, apart from distinctions.
    • the Primal Principle, the essential nature of which can hardly be
    • differentiations of this Primal Principle come to expression in the
    • kindly, good-hearted people but had no inclination whatever for spiritual
    • carried out by a person with religious, reverential inclinations towards
    • One who has no actual occult knowledge, but whose inclinations and
    • strong feeling of fear, of insecurity. The materialist may convince
    • would have convinced themselves not only that occult knowledge is not
    • All the souls here this evening were incarnated in bodies that
    • Distinction
    • body from incarnation to incarnation, and the outer progress and
    • future incarnations.
    • development of the souls incarnating in the bodies may be, and
    • a future incarnation this organ will be possessed by human beings who at
    • the possibility of having in their next incarnation a true remembrance of
    • for remembering an earlier incarnation — which in the case of
    • reincarnated souls must, however, be able to use this organ in the
    • right way and only those who in the present incarnation have
    • we are living in a future incarnation we shall only be able to
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    • and show the Incarnation of Christ as the pivot of cosmic and human
    • can be understood, but what is incomparable defies all comparison and
    • likes, above all, to make distinctions and requires definitions in order
    • the Mystery of Golgotha took place. Since the end of the nineteenth
    • of the principle of life will eventually be achieved, but this will
    • principle of life as such can never be revealed to the world in this
    • dead would be inconceivable.
    • incorporated on earth. Since then, He lives on the earth, is united
    • does Christ manifest Himself since the time when, in the Mystery of
    • form does He reveal Himself since that time? No longer in the
    • spite of His sublimity — so, since that time, He manifests
    • incarnated in the body of Jesus of Nazareth, was more than man, so is
    • and dwelt for three years in a human body also includes the fact that
    • into the evolution of the earth since the Mystery of Golgotha, is
    • been going on since the sixteenth century. At that time it was the
    • stage since the sixteenth century. Just as his companion Archangel
    • receive from him during the next few centuries increasing spiritual
    • since that time lived invisibly in the sphere of the earth.
    • that which since the 16th century had become necessary for the
    • materialism that has prevailed since the sixteenth century. More and
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    • If this ideal increasingly becomes a reality, if the efforts of
    • manner against the imminent danger posed by the Turks, inciting all
    • incorporated in the book that he published in 1440 under the title
    • since absorbed all the spiritual knowledge current in the Middle
    • vanished increasingly into the distance, and was unattainable with
    • coming increasingly into view. This was the realm of the sense world,
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    • Since the living spirit had been lost to human perception, the body
    • something since it no longer contained direct spirit awareness.
    • grown more tenuous, and the increased density of the corporeal world.
    • most tenuous, if I may put it so. Again the corporeal world increases
    • The earlier contrast of soul and body, man and nature, increasingly
    • language since “Nature” refers to something that is
    • I mean that it is dead for us since, of course, nature contains life
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    • inclined nowadays to ascribe permanent and absolute validity to our
    • placed great value on presenting his philosophical principles and
    • In view of the increasing superficiality of psychological thinking,
    • mathematical one. Anyone how makes such a distinction does not really
    • prick our skin. We can also convince ourselves intellectually of its
    • increase in speed, the running, the turning, the dancing. A different
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    • their awareness that everything quantitative — including
    • concepts of space that included man himself were replaced by the
    • Principa: I need not define place, time, space, and motion
    • mathematics to the study of space. As he writes his Principia, he
    • inward experiences. This is how he speaks of the principles of
    • experience. Since to Berkeley the whole cosmos was spiritual, he also
    • reality, since knowledge for him was only what could be experienced.
    • things. Since life cannot exist without death and all living things
    • became convinced that we go through repeated earth lives.
    • that have arisen, we must go back to their origin. Since mathematics
    • has once and for all been detached from man, and since nature has
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    • pushed into one's own human nature, since no other place could
    • French thinker Henri Poincaré
    • to justify scientific uncertainty, Poincaré's lecture
    • discrete and atomistic. Poincaré is of the opinion that
    • Poincaré's
    • Poincaré,
    • everything subjective as Poincaré does. Nor is the subjective
    • to this day realized that it should admit it since atomism harmonizes
    • non-atomistic somehow finds its way in, since we have to admit that
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    • so, when he succeeds (whether through instinct or through
    • occurred to the men of the scientific age. They had no inclination to
    • man does, since its main axis is horizontal, which is what man can
    • Since one could no longer find the relationship of man to animal by
    • all these matters. He knew instinctively that the difference between
    • out of a certain instinct, and this instinct led him to say that one
    • essential nature. Goethe's approach out of instinctive
    • consequence of all that had developed since the Fifteenth Century in
    • difference in external details diminished with the increasing effort
    • Since one no longer knew anything about man, one searched for
    • scientific thinking since its first beginnings in the Fifteenth
    • scientific thinking since the Fifteenth Century. Then they will throw
    • development since the Fifteenth Century against the background of
    • alone. Nor is it criticism, when I saw that since the Fifteenth
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    • times was perceived by a sort of instinctive clairvoyance. Scientific
    • formation, since you can find it all in my book
    • What was thus experienced in former times has since been completely
    • second of its fall. Since the stone falls with increasing speed,
    • Now Newton applies Galileo's abstracted principle to the
    • smaller and smaller in proportion to the square, but increases in
    • as it were, imagined into them, since what one sees is not force; the
    • position as in physics, where one could measure (and increasingly
    • old instinctive clairvoyance. We will only succeed in this when we
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    • dealing with in this direction if we include in our considerations
    • the more we discover an instinctive spiritual knowledge, an instinctive
    • since the last third of the Nineteenth Century, after the high tide
    • super-sensible world. Since the last third of the Nineteenth Century,
    • So we can say that an ancient instinctive initiation science made way
    • instinctive.
    • instinctive science of initiation, we can discover that until the
    • a work is not regarded as an historical document since it comes from
    • increasingly obliged to go farther back in history. Erigena's
    • of a certain chemical principle, as we would say today, in the
    • of the thought contents, these thought contents became increasingly
    • were now on the verge of extinction. At the same time, what was to
    • with a certain instinct. He felt the lack of something that he
    • understood either, since physics, chemistry, and psychology, all in
    • however, they are too coarse for the being of man, since people do
    • nature. Since it does not offer the whole picture and is not
    • all.” He recognized no binding principle that might flow into
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    • thoroughly. But since, unfortunately, we must come to an end, we have
    • order to develop them further in a conscious way, since man today
    • have seen that the scientific age has increasingly felt impelled to
    • discuss the best in the case of physics, since today's
    • his accomplishments would long since be outmoded. These things must be
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    • that is of a temperature distinctly lower
    • a thermometer, there is a feeling that since we measure the degree
    • principal questions it will be my object to proceed to those important
    • study of certain symptoms of disease, since the varying capacity to
    • phenomenon, there is no distinction between the two thermometers and
    • thermometers. A subjective-objective distinction such as is usually
    • It is this which has been the uncertain point in human thinking since
    • ahead of him. Since the problem stated that Achilles has to cover
    • course of Achilles. That is to say, you carry the whole incompleteness
    • You will remember I already pointed out this distinction in the
    • application in limited fields makes no difference. The principle
    • phenomena have antecedents not included in the observations made under
    • great. This is because in the time since Goethe the whole physical
    • of continuous motion. Since these particles are in continuous motion
    • method rests on the principle of calculating from observed facts by
    • important since we will see that the whole theory of heat is built on
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    • pointer moves more and more, showing that the expansion increases with
    • length contributed by the expansion. This must be added on. Since I
    • Also since the expansion is greater the higher the temperature, I have
    • directions, and after warming both will have increased in extent. We
    • but also an increase in the breadth to
    • body. It is simply considered that since the fraction
    • from that we can conclude that fluids expand just like solids. Since
    • itself. Ideas of this sort have been current since the 17th
    • the real ideas necessary to understand physics, since this period, the
    • Renaissance, found Europe little inclined to trouble itself with
    • This chasm has widened more and more since the 17th
    • further of this — since it is more expanded and therefore less
    • according to the principles laid down in the last course. We must
    • taken up parrot-fashion, as it were. Then all that the Greeks included
    • configuration, their inner arrangement and substance were principally
    • sources. Thus they could only conceive that since solid bodies in
    • sun warmed the air, etc. He does not, indeed do this, but since he
    • which formerly received a cosmic explanation. Since man no longer
    • fluid, as when ice becomes fluid — changes to water — since
    • theories as has been the fashion ever since the materialism of the
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    • increase in temperature. It must not be concluded from this however,
    • the heat does not show itself in the form of an increase in
    • increase in temperature only when the melting has entirely finished,
    • rises rapidly, since the melting is complete, although it remained
    • has taken place in space. And since at our ordinary temperature
    • is the distinction between the physics of Goethe that simply places
    • you are dealing, at the start, with a conceived triangle. Since merely
    • form takes place of itself from within. Since I have done nothing but
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    • the mercury column is at the same height, and that since here on the
    • from a to b). By thus increasing
    • increase the pressure on the gas its volume decreases. We must extend
    • heat. And now, since our considerations are to be thought of as a
    • increases, that is with changes in space and with alterations of
    • its influence. Since the perception of heat is alleged to be purely a
    • the third power of an ordinary quantity in space. And since modern
    • with rather subtle distinctions, will show you that in dealing with
    • obliged to emphasize the fact that since so little attempt is made to
    • in their students, who are intelligent people since they find
    • transformed back again into heat since the mechanical processes, as it
    • This mechanical theory of heat has as its principal postulate that
    • Since we have outlined the fundamentals of our conception of the realm
    • Now with this fact a more inclusive one may be connected. It is this.
    • “being” there is included “what has been seen.”
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    • instrument. The temperature increase stands still, as it were, during
    • increase and its reappearance when the whole body has passed into the
    • able to convince yourselves that they are the distilled essence of the
    • concept. That is the essential distinction between mathematical
    • concepts and other concepts. This is the distinction about which Kant
    • inner determination of mathematical concepts. This distinction arises
    • uncertain and empirical. This is the real distinction. Now, I wish to
    • the processes included in our soul concepts. On the one hand, we have
    • meditation, to increase its inner intensity, and so to work with our
    • distinction between them.
    • experiences in this region, since a person must so transform himself
    • solid therefore includes something which in the case of water resides
    • water, we must extend them to include the water of the whole earth and
    • it determines its own form and relations, to something which includes
    • increases, namely that bodies become less and less dense as they are
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    • mercury column sinks, due to the increased pressure of the vapor. Thus
    • we see that the vapor increases its pressure on the wall more and more
    • how the vapor tension increases with the temperature. The volume
    • occupied by the vapor is correspondingly increased.
    • rises, since with smaller vapor tension there is less pressure.
    • on the material as well. Here you see the effect of increased
    • increased temperature, shown by lowering of the column (tube warmed
    • you would expect this block of ice to fall apart into two pieces since
    • itself under increased pressure. Thus a solid can be melted at a
    • compound; the principle holds for all of them. In this tube we have
    • Now, you would naturally reason as follows: Since each of these metals
    • an important principle for our view of the nature of heat phenomena.
    • considered yesterday in regard to the distinction between the solid,
    • liquid has the tendency to fall to the earth. Since the other portions
    • You must include the liquid surface in your
    • These incorporate, as it were, what is materially present in the
    • distinction between the manifestation in the gas where it shows itself
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    • beginning of the experiment, you were able to convince yourselves that
    • the pressure. Therefore, since we preserved the ice as ice, the heat
    • through gas. From this we can conclude or rather simply state, since
    • say: since we are placed on the earth we are aware of this, calling it
    • gaseous also belongs to it. Now there comes about a great distinction
    • really to include the physical. They immerse themselves in the nature
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    • shows a considerable increase in temperature. In this way we can
    • ordinary physics and those who use ordinary physical principles handle
    • impossible. Fundamentally, these two are the principle laws of the
    • Using principally these experiences, he later presented a somewhat
    • of the first type is impossible. Since it is impossible the various
    • These two principles fundamentally, then, mean precisely the same
    • transform heat into work, a portion remains as heat. And since this is
    • are added to those formerly present. More observation convinces us of
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    • environment. Thus, the human being of the tropics, since he loses less
    • about. This is strange enough since the paper that Mayer handed the
    • view of the physical that was, as it were, incompletely expressed in
    • apart from man. This is indeed the principle characteristic of modern
    • substance, such as tourmaline, which carries in itself the principle
    • other side — it is difficult to show this diagrammatically. Since
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    • it, since the heat travels rapidly from one end of rod to the other.
    • particle to particle through the body, since we are able to determine
    • substances. (The rods consisted of copper, nickel, lead, tin, zinc,
    • temperature) becomes red in the following order: copper, nickel, zinc,
    • apparently on to infinity. Yesterday we convinced ourselves that we
    • as a whole with all its colors included shows as its middle color on
    • nature. The whole of nature is included in it. For you cannot in the
    • whole of nature find anything not included in the form categories we
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    • think of this ordinary spectrum as including forces which
    • qualities. For the realm of heat this principle takes on a certain
    • dematerialization.) Note, now, what an essential distinction exists
    • half included, for in this realm we have both pressure and suction
    • Of course, much now incorporated in the body of knowledge known as
    • principle that led Eduard von Hartmann to enunciate the second
    • such a residue.) “Thus it appears that the energy principle like
    • longer hold to the energy principle put forth as gospel by Helmoltz
    • and his colleagues. There are realms in which this energy principle
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    • to the realm of physics. Such things as conduction have been included,
    • representing the heat itself, by something involving heat, since none
    • of the quantities so far mentioned include the heat and thus cannot by
    • mention it, since we must keep it in mind. I refer to the relation
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    • the hypothetical inclusion of life effects or the fact that our series
    • you can convince yourselves, and indeed, you are made aware of this by
    • spirit since the corpse has in itself no possibilities of
    • etheric natures. But since it occupied an intermediate position, it
    • not all of the heat reappears as light, since heat simply reverses the
    • include in it what lies in the various realms. But we have had no
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    • primarily in the fluid medium since they have an inner relationship to
    • distinctions between realms, do we deal with potential differences in
    • must become fundamentally convinced that a genuine new world is
    • can understand what must happen. Since the time has come when we must
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    • also e.g., in Medicine; and in all provinces of practical life, in
    • In these lectures three of these provinces are to be dealt with, and
    • In its logos man acquired knowledge of the distinct provinces of
    • which includes the whole human being.
    • has nothing to resist the extinction of sleep. However, knowledge of
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    • the incorporation of the human physical organism in its course.
    • etheric Cosmos no such sharp distinction relating to subjective and
    • embrace all man, is to enter upon the province of an exact
    • consciously — that is in contradistinction to the old
    • province of a life of abstract presentations. It remains to him, in
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    • into the consciousness from the physical, or instinctive, or
    • an echo in some people specially inclined to it. The world around him
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    • our life since birth. What we have there before us is indeed something
    • life on earth, independent of it. So, since we do not stand still at
    • still exist. It does this from an incapacity to attain through the
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    • which is not included in this consciousness. That knowledge which
    • is included. He has left the sphere of the senses, and has not yet
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    • incorporated in his physical body, though unknown to himself, carries
    • organism, the increase in growth, as it were, of this organism out of
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    • since its occurrence had united His life with mortal humanity.
    • sharp distinction between sleeping and waking. Dreams now are the only
    • in such case that he was convinced this echo could not be affected by
    • Christ, man can find, since Golgotha, what he formerly found through a
    • The principles of initiation of the old world were lost to the outer
    • of faith. But more and more the inclination to dogmatic faith grew
    • philosophy which can include the divine Father principle. The Father
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    • consciousness by a visionary one, but he incorporates an imaginative
    • contrary, to drive out all inclination to what is visionary. But he
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    • The astral being is never wholly incorporated into the physical
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    • it is to convince these opponents.
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • always adopted in the Mystery Schools of Europe since the thirteenth
    • future there would be an increasing number of human beings whose souls
    • could affirm with the most convincing clarity, “From the Mysteries
    • judgment increases, the less will be their belief in those who teach them.
    • era when men's thinking would be guided by mathematical principles.
    • souls, were incarnated in earlier times, have lived through all the
    • an Egyptian incarnation, surrounded by the gigantic pyramids and mysterious
    • The soul does not incarnate
    • face of the earth was quite different when the soul incarnated for the
    • first time and will again be different when the final incarnation is
    • new to be learned here. That is why the interval between two incarnations
    • death on the Cross.” What was it that eventually convinced Saul?
    • not have taken place. Each soul, in each incarnation, makes progress.
    • realize that Christ has not always been the same and in His distinctive
    • soul and its incarnations and progress, the spiritual beings also reach
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • with the principles of occult investigation may believe that it would
    • be true. The same principle applies to the spiritual investigator and
    • begins; further away this luminosity increases in strength. What is
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • with an etheric body and the underlying, active principle of the etheric
    • is the product of a different principle, namely, the overshadowing astral
    • they have imparted to humanity principles embodying a power that works
    • into the physical body, to inculcate forces into the physical body itself?
    • when he assumed earthly form. In his first incarnation on earth he had
    • of the following incarnations he has developed, unconsciously, the
    • how the sevenfold being of man evolves through the incarnations. The
    • system, since the etheric body remains in the physical body during sleep.
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • This body is, of course, incorporated into the “continental”
    • of your physical body. This is an incisive, significant event for the
    • incarnations — and the most valuable knowledge is seated in the
    • many incarnations, he takes with him every time into Devachan the extract
    • incarnations and passes through Devachan ever and again. The earth reveals
    • incarnations; it is the time needed by the human being for the creation of
    • of life, man cannot yet direct his reincarnations himself; he needs
    • time for the reincarnation has come, man surrounds himself first of
    • beings meanwhile incorporate into the individual concerned the etheric
    • the earthly and what comes from the spiritual world. Of this incorporation
    • of what takes place after death. At birth the astral body is incorporated,
    • place at the moment when the etheric body is being incorporated. The
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • he loved to remain closer, in order that in a later incarnation he will
    • find them again on earth. In many respects the purpose of incarnation
    • into it everything that came with him from the last incarnation as the
    • world a clairvoyant sees souls who want to incarnate. Conditions of
    • possibilities of the most favorable conditions for incarnation can be
    • incarnate. You know that procreation is connected with certain impulses
    • be completely homogeneous. The principle of generality, homogeneity,
    • or reincarnations possible. Not until then was man able to embody on the
    • and be enriched from incarnation to incarnation, is due to the fact that
    • no longer find a suitable body today if the principle of the
    • force of the female element is at work. The principle of generality,
    • The etheric body, which originates from the female principle and would
    • incarnating who brings together those who love one another. The archetype
    • wishing to incarnate has drawn to itself the astral substance that now
    • incarnation.
    • the reincarnating individual definitely participates in the choice of
    • himself chooses his final incarnation. Before this point, full accordance
    • body. That is the normal course of incarnation. The shock mentioned
    • principle applies here as in the case of the young child; he understands
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • them. Before speaking of the fact of reincarnation and discussing questions
    • moon has since olden time been called “moon.” Here it must
    • coincide with what the occultist means by the word. The modern expression
    • their distinctive characteristics and for these, man today owes twofold
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VII: Evolutionary Stages of our Earth before the Lemurian Epoch
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • To obstruct life is characteristic of the forces principally active
    • today when incarnations are to take place. But more and more frequently
    • to the physical plane as men. They could not have incarnated again on
    • time when the majority of these beings who should normally have incarnated
    • permeated by the ego, was incapable of penetrating the physical body.
    • the entry of the ego, the Christ principle, was first achieved.
    • the planets, presented them-selves again on the earth and incarnated in
    • provided bodies for souls coming from Jupiter incarnations, or from
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • descended out of higher spheres, including the continents as they
    • of man's constitution on Old Moon. They were, however, incapable of
    • be unable to cause any special damage to nature. He would be incapable
    • The number of human beings gradually increased and the souls who had
    • to decrease or increase in size. If, for example, a man in Atlantis
    • incapable of moulding his body. Cartilage and bones, the hard constituents,
    • constantly increased. It was in the Atlantean epoch that what has been
    • of art, men increasingly lost connection with the spiritual world. The
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • only since that epoch, so it is quite correct to say that jurisprudence
    • longed for reincarnation. A human being felt as though he were shut
    • is also the Ego Being, the highest principle that can be membered into
    • the “I am the I am,” the principle once revealed to Zarathustra
    • incorporated in the earth's aura. At the moment when the blood that is
    • At that time a change took place in the earth's aura, and since then
    • Since then Christ has been the Spirit of the earth, the planetary Spirit.
    • ruling principles. The physical blood was the medium operating from
    • of blood, which take no account of freedom. The Christ principle unites
    • in a splendid way how the Christ principle was tentatively grasped
    • ever since. This Eastern legend narrates that Kashyapa, the worthiest
    • of the desire for birth, for physical incarnation.
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    • The Principle of Spiritual Economy completes the bulk of the
    • On Karma, Reincarnation and
    • about the the great cosmic laws of karma and reincarnation. On Old Moon
    • reincarnation such as exists at present can first be spoken of when
    • the ego is being incorporated into the earth, that is to say, from the
    • animal, whose ego is the group soul, there is even today no reincarnation.
    • Reincarnation and karma
    • The principle of making good in a subsequent incarnation what was
    • physical body will come into existence in the next incarnation. A bad
    • sought in the inclinations and habits of a previous life. The actual
    • humanity. To understand this better we will consider the principle
    • of initiation. Truth to tell, it is only possible since the time of the
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    • But ever since Theosophy set out to obtain an influence upon modern
    • he will convince himself anew that there is still an infinite fund of
    • referred principally to be the second part of “Faust,”
    • recognition of all this was included in the word “development.”
    • Spirit to spring forth; the extinction of sense reality, that man may
    • to the laws of passions and desires, wishes and instincts; he was now
    • (dying and becoming) which Goethe so distinctly outlined in his
    • procession thus included all the different beautiful forces, and it
    • in the “Chorus Mysticus” and included it in the second
    • principle — the force of Will unites with her. He expresses
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    • they too are incarnated in bodies.
    • incarnations, between death and re-birth; that is Devachan, the
    • human instincts, desires and passions. When wisdom is introduced into
    • principles of man, and the four lower principles. The bronze king is
    • Maya. The three higher principles of man now become visible to the
    • The four lower principles of man are symbolically represented by the
    • principles. That which was formerly taught in the Mysteries must
    • must pay our debts, and yield our lower principle to the soul-life.
    • principle. He who does not do this before he dies, is destroyed at
    • signifies that which at one time was known as the second principle.
    • principles, the Silver King signifies peace, and the Golden King
    • is the four principled man, who is developing his higher principles.
    • principles work together harmoniously in Man. He then becomes strong
    • What formerly were the sense-principles (which can only lead into the
    • higher principles, the past and the future are in conflict. The giant
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    • been in vogue in Europe and America only since the second half of the
    • the birth of the Christian Redeemer only since the fourth century A.D.
    • has been so only since the fourth century. Nevertheless, in Roman
    • Christmas festival has been celebrated since the beginning of history.
    • only since that time when they came to fill the last part of the
    • looking within himself for redemption, for the third divine principle
    • overcoming of evil by good. Duality will purify the lower instincts
    • or spirit-self, is the spiritual principle that rules human
    • point is reached. The light increases, days grow longer and nature
    • celebrated since the times when the light became the symbol of
    • birth to light in his own soul. He could do this because the principle
    • of light had incarnated in a human being for the first time. In this
    • signifies progress since a much larger part of humanity participates
    • Christ, Who was incarnated in Jesus and Who will be active in the
    • its further development since the time when the earth with its
    • events that have taken place since the very beginning and that will
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    • made for Christmas that are published in our newspapers convince us of
    • descent of the Divine Sons of the Spirit.” Ever since Lemurian times
    • physical body and immersed itself in the darkness of instincts,
    • seen to resemble increasingly the regular rhythmical course of nature.
    • human passions, instincts and the human intellect.
    • passions, instincts, desires and particularly in the human intellect.
    • that is, thinking untouched by passions, drives and instincts.
    • these passions, drives and instincts will have been purified and
    • Buddhi and the Chrestos will have been incorporated into the human
    • instincts. There, in darkness, the divine Sun Soul will ripen. A seed
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    • incarnations. The moment will arrive for everyone when the Christ will
    • "He must increase, but I must decrease." John, the herald of the
    • increasing in strength as John decreases. In like manner the new, the
    • bringing about an increase and decrease in light, and its warmth
    • placed at the time of year when, since primeval days, the birthday of
    • over death, and finally, frankincense, the symbol of the cosmic ether
    • incarnations, the force of evolving man repeatedly renewing himself,
    • since primeval ages. In the Middle Ages it still played an important
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    • What then do we include in the physical world? First let us be clear
    • include all that we, as human beings, do within it. It might easily
    • moral principles; our conduct, our actions, are influenced by morals.
    • — that man consists of various principles or bodies, or whatever
    • physical human body, we recognize a super-sensible human principle
    • coming immediately next to it. This first super-sensible principle of
    • We will not today speak of still higher principles of human nature,
    • can we, since what we perceive is something quite new, find it
    • quite a distinct experience. Especially is this the case if we devote
    • physical principle of growth, merely pass from below upwards, but come
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    • as the third principle of man — that body which is the bearer of
    • principles of man's nature, we may say that we have first of all in
    • principles of man's nature, which at first we understand as the ego
    • since, in the way described, man is united with and immersed in this
    • of his present incarnation, as ordinarily retained in his memory. The
    • say to himself “I am the reincarnation of this or the other
    • would be interrupted. An important principle in occult development is
    • one's actions in the physical world in the present incarnation. That
    • what one has accomplished in this incarnation. This is quite natural
    • the present incarnation is also the result of earlier incarnations; it
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    • separation between the different principles of their being, they
    • of having inner experiences which do not coincide with what he
    • even of giving vent to them externally, although they do not coincide
    • not coincide with his perceptions or with facts. This quality is not a
    • coincide with it; they would then not be able to perceive it, for they
    • their own nature live in the realm of absolute truth and sincerity.
    • not so difficult; but we must remember that in the one incarnation in
    • One province — it is, to be sure, but an arid, prosaic province
    • is the province of numbers and their relation; in short, of
    • the human being with his egoism in this one incarnation. When we begin
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    • can so convince man of the divinity of existence, as the possibility
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    • physical body as the first human principle. The second, the etheric
    • principle. These three principles approximately comprise the sheaths
    • of man. We then come to yet higher principles. They are of a soul
    • mind-soul, and the consciousness soul. These principles of human
    • shining in of the next principle, which we designate the Spirit-Self
    • principle, which will only really be formed in man in full measure in
    • consciousness. These principles of human nature are such that we speak
    • are the other principles of human nature. The whole man is a unity,
    • principles.
    • of principles which we could call physical body, etheric body, etc.,
    • but that the principles of these beings are themselves beings. Thus
    • while man has his individual principles which we cannot look upon as
    • beings, but merely as separate principles, we must ascend to beings
    • their principles, but having among their principles a being itself, a
    • individual bees, just as you have yours in your separate principles.
    • already considered, beings having among their principles nothing which
    • Form as their lowest principle. Then instead of the etheric body which
    • we human beings have, these beings have as their second principle,
    • as human beings have, these beings have as their fourth principle, the
    • beings have the Cherubim as their fifth principle; and as the sixth,
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    • of massing of etheric substance, the first fundamental principle is
    • to-day, but the principle is the same.) And in order that this may be
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    • make this distinction: Every planet of our Planetary System has its
    • beings incorporated in flesh perambulate the moon, or such animals as
    • might be possible for something resembling the higher principles of
    • without being incarnated in a human fleshly or etheric body. That is
    • find again these same distinctive forces when we look upon that which
    • which the higher bodies, the super-sensible principles, work in quite a
    • spleen depends upon higher principles at work within it. Liver and
    • permeated by the principle of life and of consciousness. The totality
    • increases and becomes almost as complete as that between the physical
    • its lowest principle, and we must say: A planetary system consists of
    • the succession of physical bodies of the human incarnations, form a
    • school this occult vision on the direct convincing effect of the
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    • which he had been able to work into his soul since his fifteenth year
    • everything which has developed within me since, so must I now think
    • individual principles of beings, with the corresponding worlds, but
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    • kingdoms of nature. We stated that man has the four principles of his
    • the animal, three principles are active on the physical plane; the
    • the fundamental principle of this matter. It would not occur to anyone
    • so much intelligence, so much even of a certain instinctive morality
    • animal; indeed in the realm of occultism we are even convinced that
    • actually divide the whole animal kingdom into six or seven principal
    • the impulse for their activity in the six or seven principal planets
    • belonging to our System; so that the forces which form the principal
    • Regents, as it were, of the principal group-forms of the animals live
    • that come which builds up the principal animal forms in the right way.
    • kingdom we now have, we should only have seven principal forms. Once
    • upon a time, in far distant ages, there were only the seven principal
    • principal forms date far, far back; but then appeared other forms in
    • of cosmic space which has since ancient times been called the Zodiac.
    • of the seven principal forms, worked in a different way according to
    • principle of the earth itself — in the struggle for existence
    • itself, whilst the ancient moon was an earlier incarnation of our
    • Just as seven principal animal groups were formed, which have only
    • towards its fructification. The spiral principle of movement is united
    • with the principle which works in the stalk.
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    • regard to man that all four principles of his being are active on the
    • the second principle of a being of the mineral kingdom. The occult
    • our planetary system. Thus the principle by which the mineral is
    • in the principal substances of the earth's organism. Thus we have
    • have also so referred the principal substances of our earth-organism
    • the principal activity of the planet — by the same or similar names as
    • body itself, namely, Mercury or quicksilver. These are the principal
    • principle. The spirits in the ranks of the higher hierarchies which
    • principle, the equilibrium of the earth is thereby disturbed. The
    • of Wisdom and permeate it with their own principle. Thus within the
    • seen restraining the Luciferic principle. The occult fact is thus
    • Wisdom holding the Luciferic principle in subjection. The occultists
    • only make clear the principle as to how these spiritual, hierarchies
    • planetary system from outside. Thus far this coincides with what we
    • planetary system. This also coincides with the fact that
    • rays from without inwards. And since various modes of operation come
    • first of the successive incarnations of our earth known to us, was
    • readjustment, in exactly the same way a moon-principle exists for
    • just as in the mineral kingdom the dark moon-principle works against
    • the Lucifer principle. Just as in the mineral kingdom something is
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    • 1908. It is included in Geisteswissenschaftliche Menschenkunde
    • 1908. It is included in Geisteswissenschaftliche Menschenkunde (#107
    • Today, because we will need it later, we will have to include a
    • achievements, including those of science. To that end we must first
    • It can become increasingly evident in such a document as the Ten
    • unconsciously incorporated an essentially superficial explanation that
    • ego of Abraham's incarnation that streamed through the entire Jewish
    • can be had for a few pennies, includes in its remarks about the Ten
    • included with the first half, which concerns God. How he manages to
    • incorporated — all the work of divine spiritual beings. What made man
    • into man as we now know him was the incorporation on earth of his ego.
    • Since a folk was reckoned as having a thousand generations, the
    • Jehovah God spoke the word saying, “Through a proper inculcating of
    • cause your body to become wasted!” Thus it was inculcated into every
    • of property was inculcated into Moses's people, and it is strongly
    • increase his own possessions by stealing, etc., weaken his own ego
    • envy at the manner in which another tries to increase his fortune
    • this without including regulations as to how the Commandments were to
    • be followed. Since the other nations lived in an entirely different
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    • 1910. It is included in Das Ereignis der Christus-Erscheinung in der
    • 1910. It is included in Das Ereignis der Christus-Erscheinung in der
    • were spoken, more than three thousand years had passed since the
    • special form. The subject and the predicate must be alike, since it
    • future, but it will encounter in ever-increasing measure the
    • Christ will not incarnate again in a physical body as he did in Jesus;
    • of that time so that the Mystery of Golgotha may be inculcated. In
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    • (which will steadily increase with regard to Christ) are to be
    • themselves increasingly unsure and will thirst increasingly for
    • because we are not yet inclined to pay attention to these things. What
    • world-principle, we must say that, through the peculiarities of his
    • are inclined, in regard to the inner consciousness of the Ego, to pay
    • the soul-development would coincide exactly with the body-development.
    • years of life completely disposed to imitation. Since grown people, if
    • imitate nothing bad. In the second seven years of life the principle
    • evolution. Since the Lemurian time they have torn the
    • feeling that the Ego has become incapable, out of its own powers, of
    • individuality went through many incarnations, achieved higher and
    • developing through many incarnations. In the most beautiful and
    • from incarnation to incarnation, because it stems from the same forces
    • something which does not go from incarnation to incarnation, but which
    • fundamental difference, the difference in principle between the life
    • man to mount from incarnation to incarnation, as is the case with
    • becomes united with the Osiris-principle (so did the ancient Egyptian
    • name the Christ principle); in life this cannot be done, that is the
    • he can have something from a teacher who has passed from incarnation
    • to incarnation, but he who feels that directly from the spiritual
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    • But we, as anthroposophists, since we learn to know that the religions
    • this religion, after having lived through many incarnations on earth
    • religion — since it stems from initiation — the one
    • “When the Bodhisatva becomes Buddha in a human incarnation, then
    • this incarnation which the Buddha has to go through on earth is the
    • became a Buddha has since that time reached spiritual heights from
    • moment on, if we stand on the ground of the doctrine of reincarnation,
    • knowledge of Christianity or out of the principle of initiation, he
    • connected with any ordinary incarnation of mankind; that which was
    • physical incarnation, but as a once-appearing impulse lived only for
    • that the initiation-principle can penetrate into man's heart in such a
    • Christian initiation-principle is concerned with the religion's
    • those who are acquainted with the principle of religion. How this life
    • Mankind. But the true Christian initiation-principle concerns
    • Christian religious principle was preparing for many years what was
    • just now described as a principle of peace for the whole earth, in
    • religions. What the initiation-principle which leads to Christ has as
    • proceeded from the other religious principles. What the Christian
    • initiation-principle has as a task within the world-mission proceeded
    • be understood through the principle of Christian initiation. Now, a
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    • since this affords not only satisfaction for the soul but a force
    • describe. Since it is difficult to characterize, I shall express this
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    • means of certain instinct, even though an instinct humanly formed. We
    • times man possessed a kind of instinctive clairvoyance, but how the
    • evolution of humanity has consisted in the loss of this instinctive
    • the ancient instinctive clairvoyance by human beings. And if, from
    • place of what is today abstract thinking. Moreover, since we possessed
    • time, tending only toward abstraction, we developed first since the
    • of earthly human beings that they had to descend to the earth since
    • previously existed but not with the same intensity. Since the Event of
    • feeling nature, since living thinking was then still in existence.
    • Thus the evolution since the fourth Post-Christian century has
    • own consciousness. Since human beings no longer possessed this
    • — then all of us would be included in this turning into dust.
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    • belonging to evolution in the West have changed since the last two to
    • Since that time, Middle Europe lost the spiritual, lost the element
    • hard trials of the soul. We have had to face outer events, including
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    • among the youth, a clear distinction can be made between the youth
    • the first time. Since the fifteenth century the earth has been new.
    • As a rule no heed is paid to the fact that since the fifteenth
    • human beings were fed on the past. Since the fifteenth century they
    • unwritten page. And how have human beings been living since the
    • fifteenth century? Since then, the son has inherited from the father
    • the feelings of men long since dead, because there was nothing left
    • appear almost without distinct features. It is impossible to love
    • is human out of himself. This has been the challenge since the
    • feeling since the last third of the nineteenth century in regard to
    • the present time has an incalculable amount. Intelligence, intellect,
    • What should we make out of the child? How should we inculcate this or
    • have made such progress since the fifteenth century, they have
    • tremendous progress has been made since the fifteenth century. But
    • qualities of soul; they have vanished since the fifteenth century,
    • fifteenth century man could still find man. Since that century dim
    • incapable of awakening anybody. In short, human beings, in community
    • not aim at being a system of principles but an impulse to awaken. It
    • willing to concern itself with the earthly. But since the fifteenth
    • and sincere should ask themselves: “How can we find the
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    • was it not always so? Did human beings in earlier times include in
    • “mercury,” phosphorus and so on, that they included many
    • thinking which has evolved more and more since the fifteenth century
    • just a torrent of words. For him, indeed, it is so. He is incapable
    • insignificant figure! Since the last third of the nineteenth century
    • most incredible twaddle is heard when people suddenly feel themselves
    • incarnation and inserted it in my present body. In principle, these
    • the inclination not for abstract speaking, but for inward action in
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    • deals with Spencer's Principle of Ethics. The reviewer says:
    • Principles of Ethics) must, from a scientific point of view at least,
    • important work, Spencer's Principles of Ethics, to prove —
    • since the end of the last century are faced with quite a different
    • had, as I said yesterday, come upon the scene only since the
    • were convinced that immediate life, in its elementary form, cannot
    • of ideals and these coincide with what others call their ideals, then
    • what in his opinion a child has, namely, a life of instinct, impulses
    • of unconscious, instinctive activity. The individual human being,
    • instinctive activities of the human being as beneficial is gradually
    • finally what has arisen has become instinct, has recast itself as
    • instinct. It is just as if someone struck out blindly with his arm —
    • such judgments becomes instinct. People know how they raise their
    • instinctive judgments about the beneficial and the harmful. It has
    • become instinct, and because its origin has been forgotten, it speaks
    • instinct.”
    • what is brewing indistinctly, subconsciously in your souls and what
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    • reality of moral intuition. Thus there was a distinct cleft between
    • principles of human evolution.
    • called divine; this God appears primitive and incomplete in the eyes
    • But this age has been incapable of producing a history which takes
    • modern man, since the first third of the fifteenth century, thinking
    • since that time that an inorganic natural science could arise,
    • since Galileo and Copernicus. The living had first to die inwardly.
    • itself to what was external. Natural science became increasingly pure
    • so, in spite of all the thought given today to principles of
    • only of words and words are incapable of expressing reality!
    • thinking has made its appearance only since the first third of the
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    • instincts, depending on particular conditions of life. One could make
    • racial stock, out of man's inclination towards the other sex,
    • will increasingly take a different course.
    • serve my friend gladly, but unfortunately I do it with inclination,
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    • very best possible educational principle for ensuring that nothing at
    • almost incredible that anybody should be regarded as a kind of
    • Since
    • incapacity to get tired, raged, — forgive the expression —
    • angle at what was there. This incapacity to get tired at the turn of
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    • by no means convinced that the human being could create his
    • another, there was still an invincibly strong, intense belief that
    • century, being reincarnations from the time before the year 333 from
    • thoughts we find personalities in whom were reincarnated souls whose
    • previous incarnation had taken place during the first three Christian
    • souls reincarnated from the time before the Mystery of Golgotha. Out
    • incarnation had lived not long after the year 333. Up to the eighth,
    • time in which souls were incarnated who could no longer hear from
    • arose because already in a previous incarnation the divine character
    • Since
    • if since the fifteenth century man has lost the faculty of perceiving
    • human brain; there is still something of what has since been entirely
    • incarnation? Rising to the surface of consciousness was the feeling
    • inclination to that undefined longing for the Spirit, and yet the
    • incapacity to reach it.
    • not write books there are distinctly cleverer people than among those
    • macrocosmic evolution? This problem became increasingly pressing in
    • to that popular god-forsaken thinking of even a previous incarnation.
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    • assume that you are familiar with the soul principles of man
    • soul — and the consciousness soul which since that time has
    • been principally active in those who have developed to the level of
    • into all kinds of classes and distinctions. But putting that aside,
    • this is symptomatic of the incapacity of the age to understand the
    • instinct — for with the consciousness soul everything rises
    • above instinct — depends upon our having an education which
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    • increasingly heavy and lethargic, it was also felt that up to the
    • is equally possible at nineteen, since intellectuality is a stage
    • really has no will, for he is given up to instincts connected with
    • relation between led and leader which is an inclining towards the
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    • only with the head was then seen with the whole man.* (An incident is
    • principle that it does not matter if the teacher is not as clever as
    • instinctive artistic sense he will offer less hindrance to the growth
    • instinctively make of their experiences? Suppose they go about among
    • Austrian poet Hermann Rollett, long since dead. He was convinced that
    • time, however, he had an incurable dread of this, for he felt that
    • to speak in poetical fashion about his incurable fear in regard to
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    • oldest Mysteries the pupils were principally taught that the sense
    • only mechanical but distinctly super-dynamic.
    • Persian; everything was built upon the principle of authority. People
    • fettering of the spirit. A distinction had arisen between body and
    • have felt they were imprisoning the human spirit, no distinction
    • in the sense of modern evolution we must increasingly experience
    • incident on a troupe of actors. — A play had been performed for
    • according to theoretical principles because he does not grasp the
    • that is always destroyed when educational principles are introduced.
    • conducted according to quite sound principles, although they are
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    • universal death, yet such a view is not sincere. And by no means
    • sincere, by no means honest, was the view that considered moral
    • instinctively that they saw the dragon, but could not see Michael.
    • the art of education than by any theoretical principles, if what we
    • principles is to lift up our eyes to Michael who, since the last
    • lot since the fifteenth century has come to him from outside. In the
    • incarnated on the earth. And you will have to learn to have faith in
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    • beings have the tendency gradually to include mankind and everything
    • the world; that is, one sees the good principle on the one side, the
    • bad principle on the other: God and the Devil.
    • Luciferic and the Ahrimanic principles. We can never feel in the right
    • and the evil principles. But as the matter stands, a duad is assumed,
    • usurping of the divine name by the Luciferic principle; so that in
    • future will concentrate in the incarnation of Ahriman of which I have
    • and the Luciferic principles, if one gives it the right place within
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    • committed the error of including on the side of evil all that we
    • not build a bridge between the bodily and the spiritual. And since
    • familiarize himself with the fact that the materialistically inclined
    • which include Yahve have their being, whereas the human head formation
    • by the fact that the time that has elapsed since the Mystery of
    • of Golgotha. Since the last third of the nineteenth century Michael
    • The essential thing is for human beings to see that since they did not
    • Luciferic element was incorporated in man through the Michael impulse.
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    • intelligent being, must be included in this symbolic expression. Thus,
    • include sense perceptions. This Luciferic power is intimately
    • in the Greco-Latin period up to the fifteenth century. Since that
    • received something from the mineral world. But since the mineral world
    • spiritual conception of himself and the world. Since the seventies of
    • lead man to his goal. Through the Christ principle Lucifer must be
    • today the inclination in human beings to see an ideal in the one-sided
    • at least not the Greeks. Since that time, however, man must not any
    • substances — since your physical eyes see them — are the
    • to human beings the Yahve-tradition, the Yahve-influence. Since the
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    • four and one half centuries have elapsed since this natural-scientific
    • nature. To be sure, since the appearance of Greek thinking the
    • coincide with nature herself. Then, as I become more familiar with
    • the present life for the next one. And since man will sense this
    • that since he cannot yet take hold of its wisdom. We may say: the
    • centuries have elapsed since we have begun to acquire this world
    • conception, since we have begun to introduce this Ahrimanic element
    • head wisdom. He also would have what has arisen since the fifteenth century
    • inclined today toward these nebulous notions. To replace this
    • inclination by the inclination to enter into concrete facts of soul
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    • growth in the evolution of the whole human race. And since the present
    • since the human being has participated, during his repeated earth
    • of the eighteenth century, had certain instincts; (since the French
    • instincts mankind was able to develop a consciousness which supported
    • of mankind these instincts no longer exist and man must consciously
    • (See diagram, red) And since the sixteenth century there exists a new
    • up more and more clearly and distinctly.
    • is the case with us in descending Earth evolution: since the Earth
    • They make themselves felt more and more since the middle of the
    • strongly coincides with human willing, with the human power of will,
    • includes man; for the animal kingdom will only be included later on in
    • unbridled instinctive impulses and does not strive for clarity in
    • concealing the instinctive element, by putting down a concept and
    • opposing poles. This pushing back of instincts makes man's conceptions
    • present-day human thinking, the holding sway of an instinctive life
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    • the incisive difference between that which we may call the human head
    • distinction between natural necessity and human freedom would have
    • to be included for him in one spiritual — physical unity. If I
    • But a distinction was made between the God without and the God within;
    • We have, through our head organization, an incomplete nature
    • an incomplete knowledge of ourselves.
    • the breathing process has become a different one since the third
    • pre-existence is incompatible with the Mystery of Golgotha, but
    • incarnations. To learn to recognize the externally-material as a
    • development is often very inconvenient for people, it does not agree
    • words because there is no doubt that a strongly increasing battle will
    • avoided! And the clergy of our day is not in the least inclined to
    • through the writings of my opponents, since Roman-Catholics are
    • what is more; it is not to be taken lightly since we do not enter it
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    • conception of the severity and incisiveness of present-day events.
    • between sleeping and waking is incorrectly drawn. For the state of
    • And since we do this, simultaneously in the case of feeling, we are
    • without having physically incarnated. We only fail to perceive them.
    • about them or one is inculcated in him. The phrase: “history
    • he is inclined to ascribe it to his own imagination, to his own
    • He receives them rapidly and since he wakes up directly afterwards,
    • Since it is a proven fact that this did not occur — and it
    • Now we know that quite a number of people will become convinced
    • moment of waking up that this arises in our soul, since we may be
    • considerations to the dead themselves. Since the relation to a person
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    • during our incarnation, it is possible to observe with great vividness
    • and have shown that the end of the seventies was an incisive moment in
    • aware of the fundamental difference in the spiritual life since the
    • since the end of the 70's. From a historical point of view, we live in
    • the Michaelic principle had to fight had the task of spreading
    • principle was a necessity in the course of mankind's evolution.
    • Thus, since the end of the seventies, since 1879, we have two things:
    • incarnation from the spiritual world after the year 1841 and who have
    • died since, one can indeed see how these things are considered from
    • year 1879, and not only since 1914, which would be cheap. This is
    • incisive historical event, you will find the preceding spiritual event
    • that the more incisive, the more significant an event is that enters
    • the left. Therefore, the time since the beginning of the forties may
    • inclined family which does not cultivate spiritual thoughts, he is
    • materialistic inclination was too strong. Thus the worse measures
    • book that is already known to me, but since I do not have it with me
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    • life. He was convinced from the beginning that no anatomical or
    • the brain. He was convinced from the start that he was dealing
    • They were inclined in these early days to regard these cases as
    • the horses plunged into the river. Thus the shocking incident
    • convinced him that the hysterical symptoms, which had
    • inclination to call sex to your aid, for the solution of any
    • on the other hand, since analytical psychology is carrying on a
    • regarded by Nietzsche as a philosophical principle, and
    • order to discover any incidents of childhood which may have
    • a shock, the incident has long since vanished from her
    • experienced this but, since he was told about it, he
    • imbibing it. And since it is only through spiritual
    • Therefore you find in all sorts of places the most incredible
    • present war, above all the incredible depravity of public
  • Title: Psychoanalysis: Lecture II: Anthroposophy and Psychoanalysis II
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    • dubious since there seems to be little difference — I
    • mystical drifting among all sorts of incomplete or
    • since they are taken for granted by students of spiritual
    • thought was incessantly active: I must manage a meeting with
    • all-inclusive reason that does not come into consciousness,
    • they come nearer to the realm where these instincts rule; not
    • altogether different instincts would be found ruling those
    • brought to the surface by psychoanalysis. The all-inclusive
    • subconscious regions where man's unconquered instincts rule. He
    • Another inconvenient truth! For of course it forces the
    • Reincarnation and Karma,
    • ten year period of authorship, and to offer this incident as an
    • that although I have shown how incorrect his statements are,
    • men imagine they have long since got rid of — belief in
    • there is no danger of this since the three faculties then
    • include the world of feelings; that is to say that modern
    • whole Karma (in which I include his relations with the
    • will he lives even in his previous incarnation (Drawing,
    • individual life, but upon the all-inclusive life which extends
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  • Title: Psychoanalysis: Lecture III: Reflections in the Mirror of Consciousness, Superconsciousness and Subconsciousness
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    • someone has a longing to be the reincarnation of Mary
    • way: If we look over our life we find in it two distinctly
    • Perhaps we need not always discern so distinctly the
    • there is distinctly a type of success or failure whose
    • real cause of what is otherwise incomprehensible. That
    • distinction until you have done what has been described.
    • since our etheric body is usually unknown to us, although it
    • and these facts coincide with those of Devachan.
    • this characteristic. When he reincarnates he lacks the strength
    • preceding incarnation, is obliged in this one to wear an ugly
    • course, since everyone has his own point of view. One finds
    • in which natural and spiritual law coincide. Then if you work
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    • has been repeated that everything included in our
    • ordinary consciousness. But since all our feelings and impulses
    • including the senses and the nervous system. If we add two more
    • incident in the super-sensible world — it is called in
    • This distinct standing-before-the-soul in the subconsciousness
    • distinctly visible when what remains of the etheric body has
    • Through good, normal, and sincere feelings it gains, however,
    • able to make the distinction. There are no such rules. One
    • point it has been stated that in the physically incarnate
    • Of course we shall — since we have left ourselves time
  • Title: Psychoanalysis: Lecture V: Connections Between Organic Processes and the Mental Life of Man
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    • the rhythmic system, including the rhythm of the breath,
    • incarnation which have now become form. Thus we
    • metabolic and limb system in this present incarnation,
    • metamorphosis and shaping the head for our next incarnation.
    • the metabolic system of the previous incarnation; and we can
    • formation of the next incarnation.
    • Reincarnation as a Phenomenon of Metamorphosis,
    • regards them as organs of equal value, since both consist of
    • this connection much knowledge, once present as instinct, has
    • new incarnation these forces which were in the lungs form our
    • previous incarnation.
    • forces may be followed up. When this is done reincarnation will
    • which should form the head only in the next incarnation, there
    • forces which in the next incarnation determine the inner
    • to be an acute thinker in the next incarnation depends
    • present incarnation they lead to hallucinations or to
    • end of one incarnation into the next, they assert themselves
    • within a single incarnation and, in this way, make their
    • following incarnation, influence the head organization
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    • We know that since the great Atlantean Catastrophe, which entirely
    • that that Being Whom we call Christ Jesus could incarnate in the
    • have then seen how since that time, through a certain stream, the
    • faculties will exist in that incarnation which follows the present
    • of people today will clearly show already in their next incarnation
    • great number already in the next incarnation, with others, in the
    • incarnation following.
    • the soul-being which has streamed down since the racial father
    • incarnated as Abraham, but is an eternal being, who remained existing
    • What we call races today are only the relics of those important distinctions
    • is only really applicable to old Atlantis. Since we deal with a real
    • old Atlantean distinctions, of their group-soulness, are still
    • in this way bridges over these differences, these distinctions, these
    • physical distinctions, through the force of a spiritual movement, It
    • which is preparing. The question is often put: Well, if reincarnation
    • exists, why does a person not remember the former incarnations? That
    • remember their former incarnations, or at least the last one. A whole
    • life between birth and death, but the previous incarnations, or at
    • incarnation, a number of human beings are reborn, then they will
    • remember this present incarnation. It is merely a question of
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    • ancient Persian people, and then incarnated again and again. After he
    • ascended higher and higher through each incarnation, he appeared about
    • of culture. This Zarathustra was incarnated there, he was the teacher
    • Zarathustra incarnated in him. Therewith we have implanted in that old
    • made it possible for Zarathustra in that incarnation at the beginning
    • having ascended so high from incarnation to incarnation. For we must
    • faculties which come over from an earlier incarnation. And so, in the
    • reincarnated such a high psychic-spiritual organisation, that he could
    • incarnated here. Preparation had to be made for this throughout all
    • instrument for him who is to be incarnated again. If the old Hebrew
    • Nazarathos was then in his incarnation, at that time the teacher in
    • Zarathustra had to incarnate in a body which was gradually developed
    • incarnation, his spirit was united with Chaldea. What path does the
    • soul of Zarathustra take, when it will incarnate in Bethlehem?
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    • the foundations for an ever-increasing valuation of this unique event.
    • human, occult and other aims, and beside this highest human principle,
    • also taking into account the highest world principle — from this
    • principle of life (as it were) was prepared, in which the
    • Christ-Principle should incarnate for three years.
    • has no real inclination. If one is to understand the Mark Gospel and
    • intend, through a distinct shading, a distinct twilight.
    • Whoever goes sincerely to work, cannot understand anything when it is
    • incarnation, and employed the corporality, and also the soul-nature of
    • in the human breast, since the astral body had gradually lost the
    • vehicle of such a principle as the Christ-Principle, must be subdued
    • in a quite special way by his principle. It was the pointing to
    • the present should be sincere, and say of the words at the beginning
    • of the Mark Gospel: That is incomprehensible. Instead of doing this,
    • one no longer has the principle that one had, for instance, in ancient
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    • recent epoch clearly inclines on the one side to a dualistic
    • world-conception. But therewith, my dear friends, (since we are
    • know indeed that the preview: incarnation of the Earth before
    • the Moon-Incarnation of the Earth, at the time which preceded
    • was not to be ascribed to the Sun, the 2nd incarnation of the
    • To-day it in still but a gleam, but in our earthly incarnation
    • become a fruit which animates our next incarnation, as the seed
    • earthly incarnation.
    • incarnation, becomes a concrete reality in the next. We
    • philosophy incorporate themselves into the life of man, that
    • with a great sweep, according to the basic principles of
    • incorporated into the entire life of humanity. Only thereby
    • incorporation of these things into the collective life of
  • Title: Bridge between the Ideal and the Real: Lecture II
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    • merely cause and effect, effect and cause are incorporated, so
    • incarnation for the next; from this earthly existence they pass
    • physicist, if he is sincere, can say none other than this:
    • Therefore man of old was convinced that when he founded a
    • State, (if one wishes to use the word `State,' it is